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fastfred: MAME ROM Information.


Fast Freddie (c) 1982 Atari.

Take off on a fantastic video trip. A voyage that simulates the thrills and skills of actual Hang Gliding. Players use the joystick to control Freddie, but good timing and strategy is necessary to successfully negotiate invisible air currents, wind direction and up and down drafts. This game has incredible visual impact for this time, Freddie flies the skies over the Alps--over trains, trees, bridges, through winter and summer seasons; over the Pacific--over a yacht, tropical islands, an aircraft carrier; and over Egypt--camels, Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Sphinx, through day and night landscapes. It's a complete global challenge with non-stop action over a continuously changing panorama below.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in October 1982 by Atari, under license from Kaneko.

This game is also known as "Fly-Boy" (by Kaneko).

Bert Zelton holds the official record for this game with 22,296,540 points.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36b8 [Zsolt Vasvari]

0.31 [Brad Oliver]

Artwork available


- 16th October 2006: Mr. Do - Bobby Tribble sent me a BUNCH of photographs. I worked on the easy ones first: Fast Freddie bezel.

- 0.82: MASH simulated protection in Fly-Boy so the original version works.

- 0.36b9: Changed clock speed of the 2x AY-8910 to 1536000 Hz.

- 0.36b8: Zsolt Vasvari added Fly-Boy (Kaneko 1982). Changed 'Fly-Boy (bootleg?)' to clone '(bootleg)'. Renamed (flyboy) to (flyboyb).

- 21st October 1999: Zsolt Vasvari added the original Fly-Boy romset to the driver.

- 0.34RC2: Known issues: Cocktail mode doesn't work in Fly-Boy. This seems a problem with the original.

- 0.34b1: Added color proms ($0, 100, 200).

- 0.33: Fixed colors in Fast Freddie (sorry... this slipped by in 0.33 final).

- 0.33b3: Zsolt Vasvari added accurate colors to Fast Freddie/Fly-Boy. Fixed gfx rom loading.

- 0.31: Brad Oliver added Fly-Boy (Kaneko 1982) and Zsolt Vasvari added clone Fast Freddie (Atari 1982). Known issues: Cocktail mode doesn't work in Fly-Boy. This seems a problem with the original.

- 6th January 1998: Kevin Klopp dumped Fly-Boy (bootleg).

- 1st April 1997: Kevin Klop dumped Fast Freddie.

LEVELS: 3 (endless)

Recommended Games (Flying):

Sky Diver

Rip Cord


Midnight Landing

Top Landing

Landing Gear

Prop Cycle

Hang Pilot

Airline Pilots

Airline Pilots Deluxe

Landing High Japan

Romset: 77 kb / 22 files / 37.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="fastfred" sourcefile="fastfred.c" cloneof="flyboy" romof="flyboy">
              <description>Fast Freddie</description>
              <manufacturer>Kaneko (Atari license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ffr.01" size="4096" crc="15032c13" sha1="18ae84e87ac430e3f1cbc388ad16fb1d20aaba2f" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ffr.02" size="4096" crc="f9642744" sha1="b086ad284593b7f2ad314ad5002c9a2b293b8103" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.03" size="4096" crc="f0919727" sha1="f16bc7de715acf0396818ce48ebe45b6a301b2cb" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.04" size="4096" crc="c778751e" sha1="7d9df82d2123e4e8565d8d50eed02daf455f96e8" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.05" size="4096" crc="cd6e160a" sha1="fd943aae88e350db192711ad0b75c0a9b21ef9c8" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.06" size="4096" crc="67f7f9b3" sha1="c862c04d97ffd6714c0da197a262e0a540175a65" region="maincpu" offset="5000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.07" size="4096" crc="2935c76a" sha1="acc2eec3c242dc904c5175e4b5b5fb025b956c17" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.08" size="4096" crc="0fb79e7b" sha1="82cc315708064bc498268abb8dbca2e36c3a0dcd" region="maincpu" offset="7000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.09" size="4096" crc="a1ec8d7e" sha1="5b4884381d0df79d3ed4246a9cf78f9b3bb14f79" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ffr.10" size="4096" crc="460ca837" sha1="6d94f04e94ec15cbc5602bb303e9610ad20275fb" region="audiocpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.14" size="4096" crc="e8a00e81" sha1="d93298f677baa4842f6e00b86fab099af1818467" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ffr.17" size="4096" crc="701e0f01" sha1="f1f907386cf1f6676019cee56e6ee85d3117b8c3" region="gfx1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.15" size="4096" crc="b49b053f" sha1="b9f579d51fb9cc72158eef3d2d442c04099c8af1" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.18" size="4096" crc="4b208c8b" sha1="2cc7a1f93cc94fe54f16aa9e581bec91a7ad34ba" region="gfx1" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.16" size="4096" crc="8c686bc2" sha1="73f63305209d58883f7b3cd8d766f8ad1bba6eb1" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.19" size="4096" crc="75b613f6" sha1="73d6d505f3ddfe2b897066d0f8e720d2718bf5d4" region="gfx1" offset="5000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.11" size="4096" crc="0e1316d4" sha1="fa88311cdc6b6db9f892d7a2a6927acf03c8fc8d" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ffr.12" size="4096" crc="94c06686" sha1="a40fa5b539da604750605ba6c8a6d1bac62f6ede" region="gfx2" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="ffr.13" size="4096" crc="3fcfaa8e" sha1="2b1cf871ebf907fe41dcf1773b29066e4c20e2f3" region="gfx2" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="red.9h" merge="red.9h" size="256" crc="b801e294" sha1="79926dc69c9088c2a5e5f15e260c644a90071ba0" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="green.8h" merge="green.8h" size="256" crc="7da063d0" sha1="8e40174c4f6ba4a15edd89a6fe2b98a5e50531ff" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="blue.7h" merge="blue.7h" size="256" crc="85c05c18" sha1="a609a45c593fc6c491624076f7d65da55b5e603f" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay8910.1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay8910.2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="3">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="BUTTONS" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 2/1" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/3" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/1" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/2" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/3" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/4" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/5" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/6" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/2" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/4" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/5" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/6" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/10" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/11" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/12" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="15"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="96">
                     <dipvalue name="30000" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50000" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100000" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="128"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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