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ddonpach: MAME ROM Information.


DoDonPachi (c) 1997 Atlus.

An excellent vertically scrolling shoot'em up.


Game ID : ATC03D2

Cave 1st Generation Hardware

Main CPU : MC68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 [Optional]

Sound Chips : YMZ280B (@ 16.9344 Mhz) or OKIM6295 x (1 or 2) + YM2203 / YM2151 [Optional]

Other : 93C46 EEPROM

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Shoot, [B] Bomb


Developed by Cave.

Released in February 1997.

Angry Chief Hornet (literally), 'DonPachi' is also Japanese onomatopoeia for the firing of guns...

A 'Campaign Version' was released. Reportedly only 100 units ever made and given out as prizes to high score contest winners.

Scitron / Gamest released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (DoDonPachi, ESP Ra.de. Soundtrack - SGCD-00002) on 06/11/1998.

Scitron Digital Content released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Dodonpachi II / Dodonpachi Sound Trax - SCDC-00126) on 19/09/2001.


* Bee Medals : There are bee medals hidden in the whole game. If you shoot where a bee medal is hidden, it starts to blink. Then you will need to use your laser to free it, before you can collect the medal.

* Hits : There is a combo score system for hits within a specific time range. If it takes too long for your next hit, the chain breaks and counting restarts.

* Hidden 1up player : In stage 3 is your one and only chance to pick up a 1up item. It is hidden in the giant red spaceship you will pass later in the stage. To get it, open all 6 side-boxes with your laser, before you destroy the main tower in the center of the ship. You are not allowed to use your smartbomb for these actions. Otherwise the 1up item would not appear in the ruins of the tower afterwards.

* Bomb Stock : If you don't use the smartbombs and keep the stock display at 'maximum' bonus multiplier will be 2x.

* Flower bloom : There are a few places in the game you will meet flowers growing in ruins. If you fly near them they will bloom. This is more than just a joke of the graphic artist. It can reward you with a nice bonus score :

(each) flower blooming : 10 points per 1/60 sec.

+ your shots hit it : 510 points per bullet

+ your laser crosses it : 1'100 points per 1/30 sec.

* Second loop : To access the second (harder) loop thus being able to fight against Hibachi, the 'true' final boss after level 6 boss, you have to complete the first 6 levels with only one credit and meet at least one of these conditions :

- Don't lose more than 2 fighters (lives).

- Depending on the fighter, have a maximum hit count of at least :

Type A : 270 hits

Type B : 300 hits

Type C : 330 hits

- At least 50 million points by the end of level 6.

- Collect all 13 bees in four of the 6 areas using the tactic explained above for 'bee medals'.


1. DonPachi (1995)

2. DoDonPachi (1997)

3. Bee Storm - DoDonPachi II (2001)

4. DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou (2002)

5. DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu (2008)

6. DoDonPachi Saidaioujou (2012)


Designers : Naoki Ogiwara, Akira Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Junya Inoue, Riichirou Nitta

Programmers : Tsuneki Ikeda, Satoshi Kohyama, Makoto Watanabe, Takashi Ichimura

Special Thanks : Toshiaki Tomizawa, Atsunori Aburatani, Ryuichi Yabuki

Producer : Kenichi Takano


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn [JP] (September 18, 1997; "DoDonPachi [Model T-14419G]")

Sony PlayStation [JP] (September 10, 1998; "DoDonPachi [Model SLPS-01364]")

Sega Saturn [JP] (September 17, 1998; "DoDonPachi [Model T-14424G]")

Sony PlayStation [JP] (May 26, 2010, "PSOne Classics")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b5 [Luca Elia]

Artwork available


- 0.136: Added eeprom-ddonpach.bin EEPROM.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (ddonpchj) to (ddonpachj).

- 0.122: Changed description to 'DoDonPachi (International, Master Ver. 97/02/05)' and clone '(Japan)' to '(Japan, Master Ver. 97/02/05)'.

- 16th October 2006: Mr. Do - Added DoDonpachi instruction cards provided by zlk.

- 0.68: Brian Troha added clone DoDonPachi (International). Renamed (ddonpach) to (ddonpchj).

- 0.57: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4 roms loading.

- 0.37b13: Changed VSync to 57.550644Hz.

- 0.37b12: Changed description to 'DoDonPachi (Japan)'.

- 0.37b10: Bernd Wiebelt fixed a YMZ280B bug that caused bad sound in the Cave games. Changed YMZ280B clock speed to 16934400 Hz.

- 0.37b5: Luca Elia added Dodonpachi (Japan) (Atlus/Cave 1997).

- 27th June 2000: Luca Elia added Dodonpachi and Guwange to the Cave driver. Aaron Giles sent in an update to the YMZ280B sound core with much better sound output.

- 22nd June 2000: Aaron Giles sent in a preliminary YMZ280B sound core, adding sound to Dangun Feveron, ESP Ra.De. and Uo Poko.

- 19th April 2000: Luca Elia sent in a Cave driver with support for Dangun Feveron, Esprade, Uo Poko and Dodonpachi.


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Romset: 19457 kb / 12 files / 7.21 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ddonpach" sourcefile="cave.c">
              <description>DoDonPachi (International, Master Ver. 97/02/05)</description>
              <manufacturer>Cave (Atlus license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b1.u27" size="524288" crc="b5cdc8d3" sha1="58757b50e21a27e500a82c03f62cf02a85389926" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b2.u26" size="524288" crc="6bbb063a" sha1="e5de64b9c3efc0a38a2e0e16b78ee393bff63558" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="u50.bin" size="2097152" crc="14b260ec" sha1="33bda210302428d5500115d0c7a839cdfcb67d17" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u51.bin" size="2097152" crc="e7ba8cce" sha1="ad74a6b7d53760b19587c4a6dbea937daa7e87ce" region="sprites" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="u52.bin" size="2097152" crc="02492ee0" sha1="64d9cc64a4ad189a8b03cf6a749ddb732b4a0014" region="sprites" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="u53.bin" size="2097152" crc="cb4c10f0" sha1="a622e8bd0c938b5d38b392b247400b744d8be288" region="sprites" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="u60.bin" size="2097152" crc="903096a7" sha1="a243e903fef7c4a7b71383263e82e42acd869261" region="layer0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u61.bin" size="2097152" crc="d89b7631" sha1="a66bb4955ca58fab8973ca37a0f971e9a67ce017" region="layer1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u62.bin" size="2097152" crc="292bfb6b" sha1="11b385991ee990eb5ef36e136b988802b5f90fa4" region="layer2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u6.bin" size="2097152" crc="9dfdafaf" sha1="f5cb450cdc78a20c3a74c6dac05c9ac3cba08327" region="ymz" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u7.bin" size="2097152" crc="795b17d5" sha1="cbfc29f1df9600c82e0fdae00edd00da5b73e14c" region="ymz" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="eeprom-ddonpach.bin" size="128" crc="315fb546" sha1="7f597107d1610fc286413e0e93c794c80c0c554f" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymz" name="YMZ280B" clock="16934400"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="240" refresh="57.550645" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="33792"/>

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