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cosmogngj: MAME ROM Information.


Cosmo Gang - The Video (c) 1991 Namco.

Defend against the Cosmo Gang baddies which enter in patterns and join an attack formation. Keep the baddies from stealing energy in the challenging stages.


Namco System 2 hardware

Game ID : CO

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in March 1992 in Japan (even if the titlescreen says 1991).

This is the video version of a popular novelty redemption game of the same name.

A Cosmo Gang - The Video machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Cosmo Gang - The Video : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.8 - VICL-15018) on 24/03/1993.


The US version is slightly different :

* 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen added.


Game designer : Kohji Kenjoh

Programmer : Shiohigaler Itoh

Original character designer : Fanchan

Visual : Tatsuya

Sound : Yoshie Arakawa


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1992)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b14 [?]

0.36b8 [Keith Wilkins]

0.35b10 [Keith Wilkins, Phil Stroffolino]


- 0.133u1: Renamed (cosmognj) to (cosmogngj).

- 0.36b14: Added Cosmo Gang the Video (US). Renamed (cosmogng) to (cosmognj).

- 0.36b8: Keith Wilkins added Cosmo Gang the Video (Japan) (Namco 1991).

- 12th October 1999: Keith Wilkins sent in another Namco System 2 update with controls working in most games, and also fixed a lot of the graphics bugs. The playable games are now Assault, Ordyne, Mirai Ninja, Phelios, Valkyrie No Densetsu, Finest Hour, Burning Force, Marvel Land, Dragon Saber and Cosmo Gang the Video.

- 10th October 1999: Keith Wilkins sent in another Namco System 2 driver with a lot of optimization and Cosmo Gang is now playable.

- 0.35b10: Added Cosmo Gang the Video (Testdriver).

- 3rd April 1999: Keith Wilkins sent an updated Namco System 2 driver, but absolutely nothing works except Cosmo Gang, which still has garbled graphics and no sound.


Recommended Games:

Cosmo Gang the Puzzle

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4 Fun in 1 (Galaxian)



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Tenkomori Shooting (Galaga)

Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - 20th Anniversary Class of 1981 Reunion

Pac-Man - 25th Anniversary Edition (Galaga)

Galaga '88

Ghostmuncher Galaxian (bootleg)


Cosmo Gang the Video

Romset: 7080 kb / 21 files / 1.61 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="cosmogngj" sourcefile="namcos2.c" cloneof="cosmogng" romof="cosmogng">
              <description>Cosmo Gang the Video (Japan)</description>
              <rom name="co1mpr0.bin" size="131072" crc="d1b4c8db" sha1="d14974edc458b95cca02defef073804f1af0f5de" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1mpr1.bin" size="131072" crc="2f391906" sha1="d97e58eecaca84127caa3bc55d6aa256628e35d7" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="co1spr0.bin" merge="co1spr0.bin" size="131072" crc="bba2c28f" sha1="5adf4eb9d24833e462a240253ab9ac0205cb6501" region="slave" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1spr1.bin" merge="co1spr1.bin" size="131072" crc="c029b459" sha1="b92c0d24449b8db352bbbd782dc43af0640479e5" region="slave" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="co1snd0.bin" size="131072" crc="6bfa619f" sha1="71e57adf320034d6cacd9f4a9e93891c8143542f" region="audiocpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="sys2mcpu.bin" merge="sys2mcpu.bin" size="8192" crc="a342a97e" sha1="2c420d34dba21e409bf78ddca710fc7de65a6642" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sys2c65c.bin" merge="sys2c65c.bin" size="32768" crc="a5b2a4ff" sha1="068bdfcc71a5e83706e8b23330691973c1c214dc" region="mcu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="co1obj0.bin" merge="co1obj0.bin" size="524288" crc="5df8ce0c" sha1="afb9fb6e048af5aed8976192b847c0674c5e5ce1" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1obj1.bin" merge="co1obj1.bin" size="524288" crc="3d152497" sha1="70c6725cacf86ba4d4b9dbeed7a1e04df9301228" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="co1obj2.bin" merge="co1obj2.bin" size="524288" crc="4e50b6ee" sha1="0fd4c19fa77ba6774237c760ac1096d4806248dd" region="gfx1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="co1obj3.bin" merge="co1obj3.bin" size="524288" crc="7beed669" sha1="92e5eb2a8de3ff71c002807f31581a79a5db5422" region="gfx1" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="co1chr0.bin" merge="co1chr0.bin" size="524288" crc="ee375b3e" sha1="e7cc3a137450a79c6068c3bf2c15149f6f6dd18a" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1chr1.bin" merge="co1chr1.bin" size="524288" crc="0149de65" sha1="36d42e56251c850e26ee2253cebf62682ac7516f" region="gfx2" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="co1chr2.bin" merge="co1chr2.bin" size="524288" crc="93d565a0" sha1="c6e993dc77c5a30daee5de4363454e2ccf3bd02d" region="gfx2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="co1chr3.bin" merge="co1chr3.bin" size="524288" crc="4d971364" sha1="579f7e37bfa37b8b152ac44cdfe712c2ec2cda8b" region="gfx2" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="co1roz0.bin" merge="co1roz0.bin" size="524288" crc="2bea6951" sha1="273e3e8ccb042ec794b1709d6626603c8a39a73a" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1sha0.bin" merge="co1sha0.bin" size="524288" crc="063a70cc" sha1="c3179d55d57c47d3fef49d45e45b88c4d8250548" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1dat0.bin" merge="co1dat0.bin" size="131072" crc="b53da2ae" sha1="a7fe63668d50928d5d2e2249a5f377c7e8dfc6a5" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1dat1.bin" merge="co1dat1.bin" size="131072" crc="d21ad10b" sha1="dcf2d4cc048ea57507952a9a35390af7de5cfe34" region="user1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="co1voi1.bin" size="524288" crc="b5ba8f15" sha1="9e54b9ba1cd44353782adf337376dff9eec4e937" region="c140" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="co1voi2.bin" size="524288" crc="b566b105" sha1="b5530b0f3dea0135f28419044aee923d855f382c" region="c140" offset="80000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12288000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="slave" name="68000" clock="12288000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6809" clock="2048000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="HD63705" clock="2048000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c140" name="C140" clock="21333"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="6144000" htotal="384" hbend="0" hbstart="288" vtotal="264" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Video Display" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Frozen" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-1" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-2" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-3" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-4" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-5" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-6" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" 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="8192"/>

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