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crater: MAME ROM Information.


Crater Raider (c) 1984 Bally Midway.

The player is a tank trying to rescue hostages on worlds with lots of craters (that the player can descend into). Rescuing all hostages, while avoiding (or destroying) other tanks and UFOs advances the player to the next level.


Bally Midway MCR 3 hardware

[No. 0A57]

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 480 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 68

Players : 2

Control : Dial

Buttons : 3


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.31 [Aaron Giles]

Artwork available


- 0.145u7: Added 'Midway SSIO Sound Board' sound. Moved Sound Board prom 82s123.12d to midssio device set.

- 5th August 2007: Mr. Do - Crater Raider bezel, vectored by Jcroach and with color correction by Ad_Enuff.

- 0.98u3: Fixed gfx2 rom loading.

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 132 to 68 colors.

- 0.33b7: Aaron Giles fixed colors in Crater Raider.

- 0.31: Aaron Giles added Crater Raider (Bally Midway 1984).


- Rescue 2 survivors to complete mission.

- Go down a crater with a survivor to increase your bonus. Find the number of survivors indicated and transport from home base to collect your bonus.

- Go down a crater with a green flag to increase your shield power.

- First bonus TANK awarded at 3000 pts. Additional TANKS awarded at 15000, 50000, 100000, 150000, 200000 and 250000 pts.

Other Emulators:

* Retrocade

Recommended Games (Cyber Tank):

Tron (Tank stage)


Mega Zone


Crater Raider


Heavy Metal



Vindicators Part II


Battle of the Solar System

Cyber Sled

Cyber Commando


Guardian Force

Romset: 220 kb / 22 files / 62.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="crater" sourcefile="mcr3.c">
              <description>Crater Raider</description>
              <manufacturer>Bally Midway</manufacturer>
              <rom name="crcpu.6d" size="8192" crc="ad31f127" sha1="d03506570cd08bcdb39d7c6b9de4f9628c7373e9" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.7d" size="8192" crc="3743c78f" sha1="05605041c7a5ef2a8271cc3dd1aae4c82c8797eb" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.8d" size="8192" crc="c95f9088" sha1="2162c4ef2cc29857b10d64ec9e09ca6d086fa9e7" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.9d" size="8192" crc="a03c4b11" sha1="6a442a0828942dc51dbe0d3f19be855a52c12f39" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.10d" size="8192" crc="44ae4cbd" sha1="2188bf697f1b3fcbb2ad6cbd4d9098e3b8d56a95" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="crsnd4.a7" size="4096" crc="fd666cb5" sha1="257174266e264db8ac9af5f2296fd0a22847f85f" region="ssio:cpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="crsnd1.a8" size="4096" crc="90bf2c4c" sha1="7adfbf2251b5d46043d614554320e2fe544cc570" region="ssio:cpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="crsnd2.a9" size="4096" crc="3b8deef1" sha1="a14186a33a7b5ca07086ce44fb1c8c64900654d0" region="ssio:cpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="crsnd3.a10" size="4096" crc="05803453" sha1="1bba85e6494b4f67cea82d61e6cd341337bca998" region="ssio:cpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.3a" size="8192" crc="9d73504a" sha1="23633ce43745c12b59916b85ca92a98e889b884e" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.4a" size="8192" crc="42a47dff" sha1="cb936ac7ba3dd740c626a11bd6ee3c87dad4e311" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.5a" size="8192" crc="2fe4a6e1" sha1="329cf9f71b7cbf2a13a05f9cd3397d73c69da893" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.6a" size="8192" crc="d0659042" sha1="8f28155eb2725eaf6d1c410f76a88969541aeef3" region="gfx1" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a4" size="16384" crc="579a8e36" sha1="1053234b82877f0f8d1a2ce745b853899cfbcc22" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a3" size="16384" crc="2c2f5b29" sha1="f7c4caabd116d3f861e70c6740cd058479477da7" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a6" size="16384" crc="5bf954e0" sha1="8ff9549a0b5d7e6ad4671c29bf04bb9c26a995ad" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a5" size="16384" crc="9bdec312" sha1="3a3b44d4f73aad1f0ab2591be479f8472583f20a" region="gfx2" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a8" size="16384" crc="4b913498" sha1="8aa83fd6f60d6176a8781a906ba75c663ac3f3cb" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a7" size="16384" crc="9fa307d5" sha1="ec9ba9c372d62132f02e2a87ed5f602c360755e9" region="gfx2" offset="14000"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a10" size="16384" crc="7a22d6bc" sha1="c7f97bdf13d52665e61d83b7a8f1621c6df0dbf2" region="gfx2" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="crvid.a9" size="16384" crc="811f152d" sha1="f9dee6f95d903a41890fe58bfc0528fecb1d6902" region="gfx2" offset="1c000"/>
              <rom name="crcpu.10g" size="4096" crc="6fe53c8d" sha1="ceb04916af42d58f3173e5986756a0db8be11999" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <device_ref name="midssio"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="ssio:cpu" name="Z80" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio" name="Midway SSIO Sound Board"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio:ay0" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio:ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" flipx="yes" width="480" height="480" refresh="30.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="3" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="vertical2"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="25" keydelta="10" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="ssio:IP0" 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="supported" palettesize="68"/>

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