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chukataiu: MAME ROM Information.


Chuuka Taisen (c) 1988 Taito.

A horizontally scrolling shoot'em up.


Board Number : K1100332A

Prom Stickers : B44

Main CPU : (2x) Z80, I8X41

Sound Chips : YM2203

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Developed by Hot-B.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Great Chinese Wizard'.


From the High Score Table: Yukio Abe, Hidehiro Fujiwara


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1989)

Sega Master System (1989, "Cloud Master")

NEC PC-Engine (1992, "Gokuraku Chuuka Taisen")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 27, 2007; "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 1") (Japan only)

* Computers :

Sharp X68000 (1988)



Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.68 [?]

0.36b8 [Quench]


- 0.144u7: David Haywood fixed garbage sprites on the left side in Chuka Taisen.

- 0.143u8: Kanikani added DIP locations to Chuka Taisen.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (chukatau) to (chukataiu) and (chukataj) to (chukataij).

- 0.128u4: Replaced I8X41 CPU3 with I8742.

- 0.128u1: Added 2x 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 8th September 2008: Guru - Chuka Taisen (1988 Taito... with M chip!!) arrived from Korea. Thanks to gp-lee.

- 0.122u6: Changed I8X41 CPU3 clock speed to 6MHz.

- 0.68: Added Chuka Taisen (World) and clone (US). Renamed (chukatai) to (chukataj). Added I8X41 MCU (400000 Hz).

- 0.37b6: Added 'Bonus Life' dipswitch.

- 9th November 1999: Quench fixed some graphics problems in Chuka Taisen.

- 0.36b8: Quench added Chuka Taisen (Japan) (Taito 1988).

- 20th October 1999: Quench added Chuka Taisen to the TNZS driver.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

Recommended Games (Asian Fighting 2)

Mighty Monkey

Ninja Emaki

Chuka Taisen


Twin Action


Romset: 1218 kb / 12 files / 486.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="chukataiu" sourcefile="tnzs.c" cloneof="chukatai" romof="chukatai">
              <description>Chuka Taisen (US)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito America Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b44-10" merge="b44-10" size="65536" crc="8c69e008" sha1="7825965f517f3562a508345b7c0d32b8a57bd38a" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b44-11" merge="b44-11" size="65536" crc="32484094" sha1="f320fea2910816b5085ca9aa37e30af665fb6be1" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b44-12u" size="65536" crc="9f09fd5c" sha1="ae92f2e893e1e666dcabbd793f1a778c5e3d7bab" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b44-8742.mcu" merge="b44-8742.mcu" size="2048" crc="7dff3f9f" sha1="bbf4e036d025fe8179b053d639f9b8ad401e6e68" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b44-01.a13" merge="b44-01.a13" size="131072" crc="aae7b3d5" sha1="52809ea22d98811ece2fb27e80db6ddf4fbacb07" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b44-02.a12" merge="b44-02.a12" size="131072" crc="7f0b9568" sha1="415d2638d1b0eb36b2e2f63219cbc0dbebe02dc6" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b44-03.a10" merge="b44-03.a10" size="131072" crc="5a54a3b9" sha1="6b219f1c3570f16eb4a06221d7e527c735437bac" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="b44-04.a08" merge="b44-04.a08" size="131072" crc="3c5f544b" sha1="d3b0ee18f1027483a36ef02757b62f42a086a8e2" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="b44-05.a07" merge="b44-05.a07" size="131072" crc="d1b7e314" sha1="8b4181caa32955b4274614a4238bb24d67ecb729" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="b44-06.a05" merge="b44-06.a05" size="131072" crc="269978a8" sha1="aef7b8d3d00dcc4201e0a1e28026f6f1bdafd0b7" region="gfx1" offset="a0000"/>
              <rom name="b44-07.a04" merge="b44-07.a04" size="131072" crc="3e0e737e" sha1="f8d62c7b69c79da9df7ef5ce454060d3645e5884" region="gfx1" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="b44-08.a02" merge="b44-08.a02" size="131072" crc="6cb1e8fc" sha1="4ab0c2cce1de2616044a9bfb9bf17f95a49baffd" region="gfx1" offset="e0000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="Z80" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="I8742" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2203" clock="3000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="59.150000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="40k 240k 200k+" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60k 360k 300k+" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k 500k 400k+" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150k 650k 500k+" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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