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ehrgeizaa: MAME ROM Information.


EZ: Ehrgeiz - God Bless the Ring (c) 1997 Namco.

A 3-D fighting game reminiscent of "Power Stone" by Capcom. The world's most brutal tournament has as its trophy the legendary weapon 'EHRGEIZ'. Fighters from around the world assemble to claim this prize and its mysterious power. Featuring interactive backgrounds.


Namco System 12 hardware

Game ID : EG

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz), H8/3002 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C352 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Even if titlescreen says 1997, Ehrgeiz was released in February 1998 in Japan.

Developed by SquareSoft & Dream factory.

The title of this game translates from German as 'Ambition'.

The character Dasher Inoba is based on legendary Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki.

Ehrgeiz features characters (in the vs. CPU mode) from the hugely popular Sony PlayStation game "Final Fantasy VII" also developed by SquareSoft.


* Software version: EG2/VER.A (World)

* Software version: EG3/VER.A (US)


* Extra Costume : Get 20 wins in VS mode when you choose Dasher Inoba

* Time Release Characters : You can select boss characters if satisfy the following conditions

Cloud : PCB works over 30 days

Tifa : PCB works over 60 days

Django : PCB works over 90 days

In the single mode, you can fight with Cloud or Tifa when defeat 8 CPU characters within 6min40.

* Ehrgeiz : In the final battle (VS True Django), Kill him by a sword (it's only item to damage but hidden in invisible box) to Ehrgeiz


Producer : Hirohide Sugiura

Main programmer : Toru Ikebuchi

Motion manager : Katsunori Itai

Effect programmer : Shigeru Yagisawa

System programmer : Hiroshi Tsuboi

Character designers : Tomohiro Ishii, Masashi Horiuchi

Stage designers : Masaya Ishizuka, Yoshiko Higohashi, Hiroko Ohnishi, Yuri Suzuki

Motion designers : Satoru Uchida, Yasuhide Hino, Tadashi Soeda, Kazuhiko Takahashi, Takashi Aoyagi, Takeshi Sadohara, Toshimitu Shimafuji

Music & Sound effect : Takayuki Nakamura, Motoko Hieda

System administrator : Kuma san

Production manager : Kiyoko Ishimaru

Director & Game designer : Seiichi Ishii

Exective producers : Masaya Nakamura (Namco), Tomoyuki Takechi (Square)

Supervisors : Hironobu Sakaguchi, Shinji Hashimoto

Character supervisor : Tetsuya Nomura

Sound supervisor : Nobuo Uematsu

FF VII staff : Toshinori Kitase, Tomohiro Kayano, Shintarou Takai, Kenji Takemoto, Solid all staff

Monitor : Yuji Saitoh, Hiromi Masuda

Promotion : Kouichirou Sakamoto

Promotion assistant : Masanobu Hasegawa

Production manager assistant : Rieko Kikuchi

Cast : Ayako Kawasumi, Joji Nakata, Motoko Kumai, Ryuzo Ishino, Kazuya Nakai, Hideyuki Umezu, Fumihiko Tatiki, Tomokazu Seki, Yoko Asada, Kenyu Horiuchi


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1998)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.77 [smf]


- 0.142u2: Changed description to 'Ehrgeiz (US, EG3/VER.A)' and clone 'Ehrgeiz (EG2/VER.A)' to 'Ehrgeiz (Asia, EG2/VER.A)'. Renamed (ehrgeiza) to (ehrgeizaa) and (ehrgeizj) to (ehrgeizja).

- 0.131u3: Uki added clone Ehrgeiz (Japan, EG1/VER.A).

- 0.98u3: smf fixed Ehrgeiz from crashing.

- 0.95u1: smf added clone Ehrgeiz (EG2/VER.A).

- 27th March 2005: Guru - Nothing spectacular to report, I've just dumped Ehrgeiz (version EG2 Ver.A).

- 21st March 2005: Guru - Ehrgeiz (version EG2 Ver.A) arrived. Purchased by Randy privately.

- 0.78: smf fixed user3 rom loading and input - Game now playable. Changed input to 2x Players, 6x buttons and 2x coin slots.

- 24th December 2003: smf sent in a driver for Namco System 12, supporting Aquarush, Ehrgeiz, Fighting Layer, Mr. Driller and Tekken 3.

- 0.77: smf added Ehrgeiz (EG3/VER.A) (Square/Namco 1998).

- 19th October 2002: Guru - Ehrgeiz Ver. A (Namco 1998, System 12) arrived. Thanks to Brian Troha for the loan of the boards.

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* ZiNc

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Romset: 41472 kb / 12 files / 26.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ehrgeizaa" sourcefile="namcos12.c" cloneof="ehrgeiz" romof="ehrgeiz">
              <description>Ehrgeiz (Asia, EG2/VER.A)</description>
              <manufacturer>Square / Namco</manufacturer>
              <rom name="eg2vera.2e" size="2097152" crc="9174ec90" sha1="273bb9c9f0a7eb48470601a0eadf450908ac4d92" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="eg2vera.2j" size="2097152" crc="a8388248" sha1="89eeb6095cc8c7ad6cdc8480cff6f688f07f64d7" region="user1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="eg1rom0l.12" merge="eg1rom0l.12" size="8388608" crc="fe11a48e" sha1="bdb2af5949bb4a324dab01489e9488aa5b9bd129" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="eg1rom0u.11" merge="eg1rom0u.11" size="8388608" crc="7cb90c25" sha1="0ff6f7bf8b7eb2e0706bd235fcb9a95ea639fae6" region="user2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="eg1fl1l.9" merge="eg1fl1l.9" size="2097152" crc="dd4cac2b" sha1="f49d0055303b3d8639e94f93bce6bf160cc99913" region="user2" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="eg1fl1u.10" merge="eg1fl1u.10" size="2097152" crc="e3348407" sha1="829bf1be0f74fd385e325d774f1449e28aba1e4d" region="user2" offset="1000001"/>
              <rom name="eg1fl2l.7" merge="eg1fl2l.7" size="2097152" crc="34493262" sha1="9dd5b1b25e7232460bf5ee5b339d9f536ec26979" region="user2" offset="1400000"/>
              <rom name="eg1fl2u.8" merge="eg1fl2u.8" size="2097152" crc="4fb84f1d" sha1="714e0ef56871d7b4568bc6dda08bbb1c01dbba37" region="user2" offset="1400001"/>
              <rom name="eg1fl3l.5" merge="eg1fl3l.5" size="2097152" crc="f9441f87" sha1="70944160620ba2fc80b4fc3a7b61c33622298a8b" region="user2" offset="1800000"/>
              <rom name="eg1fl3u.6" merge="eg1fl3u.6" size="2097152" crc="cea397de" sha1="3791dbadb5699c805c27930e59c61af4d62f77f7" region="user2" offset="1800001"/>
              <rom name="eg1vera.11s" merge="eg1vera.11s" size="524288" crc="9e44645e" sha1="374eb4a4c09d6b5b7af5ff0efec16b4d2aacbe2b" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="eg1wave0.2" merge="eg1wave0.2" size="8388608" crc="961fe69f" sha1="0189a061959a8d94b9d2db627911264faf9f28fd" region="c352" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8661R" clock="100000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="H8/3002" clock="16737350"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c352" name="C352" clock="25106025"/>
              <display tag="gpu:screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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