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drtoppelj: MAME ROM Information.


Dr. Toppel's Tankentai (c) 1987 Taito.

A cutesy vertically scrolling shoot'em up where you play as a cute green creature.


Game ID : B19

Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Even if titlescreen says 1987, Dr. Toppel's Tankentai was released in March 1988 in Japan.

Developed by Kaneko.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as "Dr. Toppel's Exploration Party".

This game is known outside Japan as "Dr. Toppel's Adventure".


Directed by : K. Sanbe

Written by : Sakai

Production supervisor : M. Sakaguchi

Programmers : H. Satoh, K. Oikawa, F. Komori, T. Katoh, H. Saigusa, S. Igarashi

Graphic designers : Hakkai, Nono, Vap, N. Nenko, I. Minori, H. Onijust

Graphic editors : H. Saigusa, H. Haruna

Supervising sound editor : Hisayoshi Ogura, H. Matsubara, H. Maekawa, S. Aizawa

Game designer : H. Onijust


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.68 [?]

0.36b10 [Quench]


- The board was not in great condition it was sent in a pizza box.


- 0.143u8: Kanikani added DIP locations to Dr. Toppel's Adventure.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (drtopplu) to (drtoppelu) and (drtopplj) to (drtoppelj).

- 0.128u1: Added 2x 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.114u4: Fixed rom names.

- 0.68: Added Dr. Toppel's Adventure (World) and clone (US). Changed 'Dr. Toppel Tankentai (Japan)' to clone 'Dr. Toppel's Tankentai (Japan)'. Renamed (drtoppel) to (drtopplj).

- 0.67: Changed description to 'Dr. Toppel Tankentai (Japan)'.

- 0.55: Fixed incorrect colors in Dr. Toppel.

- 0.36b11: Changed description to 'Dr. Toppel's Tankentai (Japan)'.

- 0.36b10: Quench added Dr. Toppel Tankentai (Japan) (Taito 1987).

- 20th November 1999: Quench added Dr. Toppel's Adventure to the TNZS driver.

- 18th November 1999: Nicola Salmoria added Dr. Toppel to the TNZS driver, but it's not yet working correctly.


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Romset: 1217 kb / 13 files / 377.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="drtoppelj" sourcefile="tnzs.c" cloneof="drtoppel" romof="drtoppel">
              <description>Dr. Toppel's Tankentai (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>Kaneko / Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b19-09.11c" merge="b19-09.11c" size="65536" crc="3e654f82" sha1="d9e351d82546b08eb7887ea1d976fa97a259db6e" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b19-10.9c" merge="b19-10.9c" size="65536" crc="7e72fd25" sha1="6035e4db75e6dc57b13bb6e92217d1c2d0ffdfd2" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b19-11.3e" size="65536" crc="524dc249" sha1="158b2de0fcd17ad16ba72bb24888122bf704e216" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="drt8742.3g" size="2048" status="nodump" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b19-01.13a" merge="b19-01.13a" size="131072" crc="a7e8a0c1" sha1="a2f017ae5b6472d4202f126d0247b3fe4b1321d1" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b19-02.12a" merge="b19-02.12a" size="131072" crc="790ae654" sha1="5fd6b89918e1539e00c918959b96d2a9394c8abe" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b19-03.10a" merge="b19-03.10a" size="131072" crc="495c4c5a" sha1="a23b512cda4c0c535df5508a52faebe401c1797d" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="b19-04.8a" merge="b19-04.8a" size="131072" crc="647007a0" sha1="10ec35a15091967038bb26fb116c47d730f69edc" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="b19-05.7a" merge="b19-05.7a" size="131072" crc="49f2b1a5" sha1="5e98bb421afaa02471ad02213ea6ca23ff2f0e27" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="b19-06.5a" merge="b19-06.5a" size="131072" crc="2d39f1d0" sha1="2aa89a5cc7f026c8db9922b183319ff66ac4a071" region="gfx1" offset="a0000"/>
              <rom name="b19-07.4a" merge="b19-07.4a" size="131072" crc="8bb06f41" sha1="a0c182d473317f2cdb31bdf39a2593c032002305" region="gfx1" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="b19-08.2a" merge="b19-08.2a" size="131072" crc="3584b491" sha1="d0aca90708be241bbd3a1097220a85083337a4bc" region="gfx1" offset="e0000"/>
              <rom name="b19-13.15f" merge="b19-13.15f" size="512" crc="6a547980" sha1="c82f8dfad028565b4b4e5be1167f2f290c929090" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b19-12.16f" merge="b19-12.16f" size="512" crc="5754e9d8" sha1="8c7d29e22c90b1f72929b95675dc15e431aae044" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="Z80" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2203" clock="3000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="30k 100k 200k 100k+" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50k 100k 200k 200k+" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30k 100k" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30k only" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" 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="512"/>

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