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Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara (c) 1996 Capcom.

Six characters straight out of the Dungeons and Dragons Player's Manual take up arms in order to rid the kingdom of the evil sorceress Syn and her droves of annoying little Kobolds.


Capcom Play System II hardware (CPS II)

Game ID : CP-S II No. 14

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 11.8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in February 1996.

The game is based on the famous RPG system 'Dungeons & Dragons'.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the name selection screen. If you try, it gets changed to (depending of the character you choose) :

Fighter : 'CRASSUS'

Cleric : 'GRELDON'

Elf : 'LUCIA'

Magic user : 'SYOUS'

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara - VICL-2169) on 22/05/1996.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


* Software version : '960209' ('960206' for the Japanese release).


* Software version : '960619'.

* Name Bug corrected (see 'Tips And Tricks' section for more info).


* Bug : very beneficial trick in some cases but leads to lockups. Choose a character with a 6-character name (Blue Dwarf and possibly 2 others). Press the name button and then erase it and start pressing buttons to put your own letters in. The timer to enter your name will reset as long as you are pressing buttons to enter letters. What happens is that you can continue to enter more letters than the code expects and you begin to over-write the area of memory that contains character information and inventory. Depending on what letters you enter and how many you enter you can continue the game at the beginning of the next stage and already be hasted, invulnerable, invisible, possessing powerful weapons, etc... The character info on screen is all garbled. Once you make it to the first shop you can drag apparently empty inventory items into the trash for large sums of silver. The game will lock up quite frequently though - especially when you pick up items that hold specific places in memory. Try using about 110 ''M''s for a name. This glitch was removed with the later revision.


1. Dungeons & Dragons - Tower of Doom [CP-S II No. 02] (1994)

2. Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara [CP-S II No. 14] (1996)


Planners : Kenkun Kataoka, Malachie

Character Designer : Kinu Nishimura

Object Designers : "S" is a Criminal, Hiroaki Minobe, Shinya Miyamoto, Dway Nishimura, Kanako Takami, Miwa Shigenaga, Toshihiro Suzuki, Kako, Masayo Tsujimoto, Tsunenori Shirahama, Ino, R. Sato, Sagata, Masanori Kondo, Shinji Sakashita (Shinz. Sakashita), Satoru Yamashita, Yosinori Yamamoto, Dja, Jon, Iwasaki Inukichi, Jun Matsumura (28)

Scroll Designers : Nissui, Saru, Shake, Hisoya, S. Kuwatch, J. Son, Ojiji, Takky, Iwai, Meiko. K

Music Composer : Masato Koda

Sound Designer : Moe. T

Sound Effects : Moe. T, Hachi Bee, Satoshi Ise

Sound Producer by Arcade Sound Team.

Programmers : O.G.T, Kazuo Yamawaki, Motsu, Tora&Yume&Hide, Ryota Forever, K.A.T.S.U.O, Knishi-MadDogMc

Original Script : Alex Jimenez

Special Thanks : Lee, Mta (Groovy) Nshi, Shinichi Yasuki, Takuya Shiraiwa (Mr. Shiraiwa)


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn [JP] (March 4, 1999, "Dungeons & Dragons Collection") [Model T-1224G]

Sega Saturn [JP] (March 4, 1999, "Dungeons & Dragons Collection [4MRAM Doukori Ban]") [Model T-1245G]

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2003 by MCB Interactive)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.71u2 [Razoola, kenJi]

0.55 [Razoola, walk, Fogueman, Corvus, Koiote, pos_ch, GuErRa, Cybertoy, Ramafan, Kaervek, Indeep, bcn123456, Bad_CRC, Miyamoto]

0.37b15 [Razoola, KevinDO]

Artwork available


- 0.135u1: Artemio Urbina and David Haywood added clone Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Hispanic 960223).

- 13th November 2009: Smitdogg - Artemio Urbina dumped D&D Shadow Over Mystara (Hispanic 960223).

- 0.128u4: MAMEPlus added clone Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (USA 960619 Phoenix Edition) (bootleg).

- 0.112u2: Added CPS2 key to clone Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Brazil 960223).

- 0.107u1: Brian Troha added clone Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Brazil 960223).

- 0.106u10: Added clone Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960208).

- 0.99u7: Added clone Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960223). Renamed (ddsomr1) to (ddsomr2).

- 1st August 2003: Razoola - Released XOR 112 for D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960619) donated by kenJi.

- 0.71u2: Added Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960619). Renamed (ddsom) to (ddsomr1).

- 24th June 2003: Razoola - Released XOR 111 for D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Japan 960619) donated by Real & Tormod.

- 3rd June 2003: Razoola - Released XOR 110 for D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Asia 960619). Dedicated to all money donators.

- 3rd July 2002: Razoola - Released XOR 92 for D&D: Shadow over Mystara (USA 960619) donated by Dr. MAD.

- 1st May 2002: Razoola - Released XOR 91 for Dungeons & Dragons (Hispanic 940125) donated by Fogueman, Corvus, Koiote, pos_ch, GuErRa, Cybertoy, Ramafan, Kaervek, Indeep, bcn123456, Bad_CRC and Miyamoto.

- 0.59: Added clones Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (US 960619). Renamed (ddsomu) to (ddsomur1).

- 0.55: Added Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960209) and clone (Asia 960619). Renamed (ddsom) to (ddsomu).

- 12th September 2001: Razoola - Released XOR 56 for D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960209) donated by walk, Fogueman, Corvus, Koiote, pos_ch, GuErRa, Cybertoy, Ramafan, Kaervek, Indeep, bcn123456, Bad_CRC and finally Miyamoto.

- 0.53: Added clone Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Japan 960619). Renamed (ddsomj) to (ddsomjr1).

- 0.37b15: Added Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (US 960209) (Capcom 1996) and clone (Japan 960206).

- 11th May 2001: Razoola - Released XOR 34 for D&D: Shadow over Mystara (USA 960209) donated by KevinDO.

- 9th April 2001: Razoola - Released XOR 28 for D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Japan 960206) donated by B,B2001.


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* Raine

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Romset: 33024 kb / 20 files / 15.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ddsomj" sourcefile="cps2.c" cloneof="ddsom" romof="ddsom">
              <description>Dungeons &amp; Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Japan 960619)</description>
              <rom name="dd2j.03g" size="524288" crc="e6c8c985" sha1="0736a84d7d9d37d51826eac6826a7728260bc625" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dd2j.04g" size="524288" crc="8386c0bd" sha1="59bfc71914ec2bb7d1b9f327b25d2399181d4bb2" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.05g" size="524288" crc="5eb1991c" sha1="429a60b5396ff4192904867fbe0524268f0edbcb" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.06g" size="524288" crc="c26b5e55" sha1="9590206f30459941880ff4b56c7f276cc78e3a22" region="maincpu" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.07" size="524288" crc="909a0b8b" sha1="58bda17c36063a79df8b5031755c7909a9bda221" region="maincpu" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.08" size="524288" crc="e53c4d01" sha1="bad872e4e793a39f68bc0e580772e982714b5876" region="maincpu" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.09" size="524288" crc="5f86279f" sha1="c2a454e5f821b1cdd49f2cf0602e9bfb7ba63340" region="maincpu" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.10" size="524288" crc="ad954c26" sha1="468c01735dbdb1114b37060546a660678290a97f" region="maincpu" offset="380000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.13m" merge="dd2.13m" size="4194304" crc="a46b4e6e" sha1="fb90f42868c581c481b4ceff9f692753fb186b30" region="gfx" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dd2.15m" merge="dd2.15m" size="4194304" crc="d5fc50fc" sha1="bc692f17b18bb47a724cd5152377cd5ccd6e184a" region="gfx" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="dd2.17m" merge="dd2.17m" size="4194304" crc="837c0867" sha1="3d6db290a8f76299a23543f0ccf6a7905e1088ac" region="gfx" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="dd2.19m" merge="dd2.19m" size="4194304" crc="bb0ec21c" sha1="e43ccc1cf63ccd2b504cc9fd701af849a7321914" region="gfx" offset="6"/>
              <rom name="dd2.14m" merge="dd2.14m" size="2097152" crc="6d824ce2" sha1="0ccfe6c8a944937718e28a1a373b5822c7b7001b" region="gfx" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.16m" merge="dd2.16m" size="2097152" crc="79682ae5" sha1="ee84f4791c29ce9e2bae06ba3ec47ff4d2cd7054" region="gfx" offset="1000002"/>
              <rom name="dd2.18m" merge="dd2.18m" size="2097152" crc="acddd149" sha1="7f50de9b2d1cc733594c642be1804190519caffa" region="gfx" offset="1000004"/>
              <rom name="dd2.20m" merge="dd2.20m" size="2097152" crc="117fb0c0" sha1="15c01fa1a71b6469b0e1bde0ce5835c5ff9d938c" region="gfx" offset="1000006"/>
              <rom name="dd2.01" merge="dd2.01" size="131072" crc="99d657e5" sha1="1528dd6b07a0e79951a35c0457c8a9c9770e9c78" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dd2.02" merge="dd2.02" size="131072" crc="117a3824" sha1="14f3a12170b601c5466c93af9d2f24e0b386b4e4" region="audiocpu" offset="28000"/>
              <rom name="dd2.11m" merge="dd2.11m" size="2097152" crc="98d0c325" sha1="7406e8d943d77c468eb418c4113261f4ab973bbf" region="qsound" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dd2.12m" merge="dd2.12m" size="2097152" crc="5ea2e7fa" sha1="0e6a9fd007f637adcb2226c902394f07de45e803" region="qsound" offset="200000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="qsound" name="Q-Sound" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="224" refresh="59.629403" pixclock="8000000" htotal="518" hbend="64" hbstart="448" vtotal="259" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="3072"/>

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