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fantjour: MAME ROM Information.


Fantastic Journey (c) 1994 Konami.

A horizontally scrolling shoot'em up.


Konami GX hardware

Game ID : GX321

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 24 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 9.2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) K054539 (@ 48 Khz)

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in April 1994.

This game is known in Japan as "Gokujyou Parodius! - Kako no Eikou wo Motomete".

Stage 1 music is a remix of 'In the Mood', by Joe Garland.

Stage 1 boss music is a remix of 'Carmen Toreador Song', by Georges Bizet.

Stage 2 music is a remix of 'Stars and Stripes Forever', by John Philip Sousa.

Stage 3 music is a remix of 'Tritsch-Tratsch Polka', by Johann Strauss.

Stage 3 boss music is a remix of 'Mambo No. 5', by Damaso Perez Prado.

Stage 4 music is a remix of 'William Tell Overture', by Gioacchino Rossini.

Stage 4 boss music is a remix of "Gradius"'s Aircraft Carrier music.

Stage 5 music is a megamix of 'Yankee Doodle', 'Ej Lucka, Lucka' / Czech Folk Song, 'Mary Had a Little Lamb', 'Circus Song' (Chopsticks), 'London Bridge', 'Picnic'.

Stage 5 boss music is a remix of 'Piano Sonata K.331, 3rd : Rondo Alla Turca', by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stage 6 music is a remix of 'Juugoya Otsukisan', by Nagayo Motoori.

Stage 6 boss music is a remix of 'Zuizui Zukkorobashi', by Japanese Children's Song.

Moai Ship stage music is a remix of 'Die Walkure', by Richard Wagner.

Moai Ship stage boss music is a remix of 'Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183; 1st movement', by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stage 7 music is a remix of 'Symphony No.9 in E minor : From The New World', by Antonin Dvorak.

Special stage music is a megamix of music from others Konami Games : "TwinBee", "Salamander", "AJax", "Gradius II", "Gradius III", "Thunder Cross".

Special stage boss music is a remix of 'Flight of the Bumblebee', by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Ranking table music is a remix of 'The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a', by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Gokujyou Parodius - KICA-7641) on 05/07/1994.


1. Parodius - Tako wa Chikyuu o Sukuu (1988, MSX)

2. Parodius Da! - Shinwa kara Owarai e (1990)

3. Fantastic Journey (1994)

4. Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)

5. Sexy Parodius (1996)


Programmers : Chichibinta Tsukasa, V. Mailer

Character Designers : Shuzilow.Ha, Magurou, Taro Maru, Ishimaroid, Bon.Natsumi

Music : Prophet Fukami, M.Puddin' Satoko, Sitar Senoo

Sound effects : Gokujyou-Tasaka, 118

Hard designers : Million Hide, Suke, Escape Yoshiaki, Nanba Shot Tom

Product designer : Poper Takashi


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.136u3 [R. Belmont, Phil Stroffolino, Olivier Galibert]

0.67 [R. Belmont, Phil Stroffolino, Olivier Galibert]

Artwork available (gokuparo)


- 0.137: David Haywood and Tirino73 fixed clone Fantastic Journey (ver AAA) - Game now playable.

- 0.136u3: Tirino73 added clone Fantastic Journey (ver AAA). Changed Fantastic Journey from a clone of Gokujyou Parodius to the parent set Fantastic Journey (ver EAA).

- 27th January 2010: Tirino73 dumped Fantastic Journey (Gokujou Parodius) Ver.AAA - Asia (Konami 1994). Differences are: Notice string modified to show "-in asia excluding japan".

- 0.131: Olivier Galibert fixed clone Fantastic Journey - Game now playable.

- 3rd December 2006: Mr. Do - We have the instruction card for Gokujyou Parodius II from Jeston.

- 0.98u1: Changed description to 'Gokujyou Parodius (ver JAD)'.

- 0.97u5: Changed description to 'Gokujyou Parodius (Japan ver JAD)'.

- 5th June 2003: R. Belmont fixed the scratchy reverb effect that was apparent in some songs in Gokujou Parodius and Sexy Parodius, and he corrected the sound chip internal timer frequency.

- 0.67: R. Belmont and Phil Stroffolino added Gokujyou Parodius (Ver JAD) (Konami 1994) and clone Fantastic Journey.

- 16th March 2003: R. Belmont fixed the intro screen graphics glitches in Sexy Parodius and Gokujou Parodius.

- 11th March 2003: R. Belmont sent in a Konami System GX driver supporting Lethal Enforcers 2, Gokujou Parodius, Taisen Puzzle-Dama, Sexy Parodius, Daisu-Kiss and Taisen Tokkae-Dama.

- 10th March 2002: R. Belmont reported some more progress with the Konami GX system driver. Alpha blending is working fine and the priorities are sorted out.

- 17th August 2001: R. Belmont sent in some pictures of a work-in-progress Konami System GX driver. The sound is fully emulated but there are some graphics problems in the 3 games that are working (Gokujou Parodius, Twinbee Yahoo! and Sexy Parodius) and the rest of the games suffer from unemulated protection.

LEVELS: 9 (8 + special stage)

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Romset: 13057 kb / 12 files / 5.21 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="fantjour" sourcefile="konamigx.c" romof="konamigx">
              <description>Fantastic Journey (ver EAA)</description>
              <rom name="300a01.34k" merge="300a01.34k" size="131072" crc="d5fa95f5" sha1="c483aa98ff8ef40cdac359c19ad23fea5ecc1906" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321eaa02.21b" size="524288" crc="afaf9d17" sha1="a12214c6e634862d6507f56719b55d4a23a0ef0f" region="maincpu" offset="200002"/>
              <rom name="321eaa04.27b" size="524288" crc="b2cfe225" sha1="7fd43acb1dd853a7980e7fcf48971ae28175e421" region="maincpu" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="321b06.9c" size="131072" crc="da810554" sha1="f253e1aa137eecf283d8b083ef2b3b049e8366f4" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b07.7c" size="131072" crc="c47634c0" sha1="20e4105df5bbc33edd01894e78f74ed5f173576e" region="soundcpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="321b14.17h" size="2097152" crc="437d0057" sha1="30c449200e0510dc664289b527bade6e10dbe57a" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b12.13g" size="524288" crc="5f9edfa0" sha1="36d54c5fe498a4d0fa64757cef11c56c67518258" region="gfx1" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="321b11.25g" size="2097152" crc="c6e2e74d" sha1="3875a50923e46e2986dbe2573453af5c7fa726f7" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b10.28g" size="2097152" crc="ea9f8c48" sha1="b5e880015887308a5f1c1c623011d9b0903e848f" region="gfx2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="321b09.30g" size="1048576" crc="94add237" sha1="9a6d0a9727e7fa02d91ece220b145074a6741a95" region="gfx2" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="321b17.9g" size="2097152" crc="b3e8d5d8" sha1="6644a414e7f0e69ded9aa1bf892566002cebae26" region="shared" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b18.7g" size="2097152" crc="2c561ad0" sha1="6265054072ba1c2837dd96e0259b20bc50457160" region="shared" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="fantjour.nv" size="128" crc="35b7d8e1" sha1="5f0e3799ff9c63af3e55b040cc52b2a9e7a76168" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="24000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="dasp" name="TMS57002" clock="12500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami1" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami2" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="288" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="7757575" htotal="512" hbend="24" hbstart="312" vtotal="256" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Stereo" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="16777216">
                     <dipvalue name="Stereo" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mono" value="16777216"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="33554432">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="33554432" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="67108864">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="67108864" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="134217728">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="134217728" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="268435456">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="268435456" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="536870912">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="536870912" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="1073741824">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1073741824" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="2147483648">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2147483648" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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