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csuperas: MAME ROM Information.


Super Astro Fighter (c) 1981 Data East.


DECO Cassette System hardware.

Cassette No.09

Main CPU : M6502 (@ 750 Khz), M6502 (@ 500 Khz), I8X41 (@ 500 Khz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz

Palette colors : 32

Players : 2

Control : stick

Buttons : 2


Released in May 1981.


1. Astro Fighter [Upright model] (1979)

2. Super Astro Fighter [Cassette No.09] (1981)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b13 [Juergen Buchmueller, Al Kossow]

Artwork available


- Playfield keeps shifting, when you launch from the base you go into the starfield, every 5-10 seconds the base reappears and then scrolls off again. Steveir (ID 01217)

- When I started a second game, the game colours went completely different to the 1st game (most noticably the alien ships). Steveir (ID 01218)


- 0.145u1: Changed description to 'Super Astro Fighter (DECO Cassette)'.

- 0.133u1: Added dipswitches 'Type of Tape', 'Lives', 'Bonus Life', 'Alien Craft Movement' and 'Country Code'.

- 0.116: ShimaPong fixed missing colors in Super Astro Fighter.

- 0.88u2: Changed description to 'Super Astro Fighter (Cassette)'.

- 0.37b13: Juergen Buchmueller added 'Cassette: Super Astro Fighter' (Data East 1981).

- 9th February 2001: Juergen Buchmueller sent in the first version of the DECO Cassette system driver, supporting Lock 'n Chase, Treasure Island, Super Astro Fighter, Astro Fantasia, Lucky Poker, Pro Golf and Mission X. The rest are either not yet dumped or use protection that has not been cracked yet.

- 8th February 2001: Juergen Buchmueller managed to fix some 8x41 emulation bugs and got a few DECO Cassette system games running: Super Astro Fighter, Pro Golf and Mission X (the last one with wrong colors though). Accurate to the original, the games need 1 - 2 minutes to load from the simulated tape. Also many thanks to Al Kossow for his incredible work on preserving this system that was near extinction.

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Romset: 33 kb / 2 files / 15.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="csuperas" sourcefile="decocass.c" romof="decocass">
              <description>Super Astro Fighter (DECO Cassette)</description>
              <manufacturer>Data East Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="v0b-.7e" merge="v0b-.7e" size="4096" crc="23d929b7" sha1="063f83020ba3d6f43ab8471f95ca919767b93aa4" region="maincpu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="v1-.5a" merge="v1-.5a" size="2048" crc="b66b2c2a" sha1="0097f38beb4872e735e560148052e258a26b08fd" region="audiocpu" offset="f800"/>
              <rom name="cassmcu.1c" merge="cassmcu.1c" size="1024" crc="a6df18fd" sha1="1f9ea47e372d31767c936c15852b43df2b0ee8ff" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="v2.3m" merge="v2.3m" size="32" crc="238fdb40" sha1="b88e8fabb82092105c3828154608ea067acbf2e5" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="v4.10d" merge="v4.10d" size="32" crc="3b5836b4" sha1="b630bb277d9ec09d46ef26b944014dd6165b35d8" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="v3.3j" merge="v3.3j" size="32" crc="51eef657" sha1="eaedce5caf55624ad6ae706aedf82c5717c60f1f" region="proms" offset="40"/>
              <rom name="de-0061.pro" size="32" crc="e09ae5de" sha1="7dec067d0739a6dad2607132641b66880a5b7751" region="dongle" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="csuperas.cas" size="32768" crc="fabcd07f" sha1="4070c668ad6725f0710cf7fe6df0d5f80272a449" region="cassette" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6502" clock="750000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6502" clock="500000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="I8041" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="240" refresh="57.444853" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="272" vbend="8" vbstart="248" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="stick" minimum="16" maximum="240" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW1" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Type of Tape" tag="DSW1" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="MT (Big)" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="invalid?" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="invalid?" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="MD (Small)" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW2" mask="6">
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20000" value="6" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30000" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40000" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Alien Craft Movement" tag="DSW2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Difficult" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Country Code" tag="DSW2" mask="224">
                     <dipvalue name="A" value="224" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="B" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="C" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="D" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="E" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="F" value="64"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="56"/>

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