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Full Throttle (c) 1987 Taito.

A driving game very similar to "Out Run", except for the addition of the nitro boost button.


Prom Sticker : B14

Main CPU : (2x) 68000

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : YM2151, MSM5205

Players : 1

Control : Steering wheel

Buttons : 8


This game is known outside Japan as "Top Speed".

Full Throttle is Taito's response to Sega's "Out Run". This game was the forerunner of the Taito Z system on which Taito's driving games were based from 1988-91 (You can spot some similarities with "Continental Circus", the first of the Taito Z games).

The car featured is a red Mazda RX-7.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Ninja Warriors : G.S.M. Taito 1 - D28B0001) on 21/06/1988.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


Project leader / Game designer : Hiroyuki Sakou

Game programmers : Kyoji Shimamoto, Takeshi Murata, Takeshi Ishizashi

Music composer : Masahiko Takagi

Sound effects : Eikichi Takahashi

Sound adviser : Hisayoshi Ogura

Hardware designer : Masahiro Yamaguchi

Custom I.C. designers : Shyugi Kubota, Katsujiroh Fujimoto, Toshiyuki Sanada

Graphic designers : Yoshihiko Wakita, Tetsuroh Kitagawa, Takako Uenoyama, Naoko Toshimitsu

Mechanical designer : Tomio Suzuki

Mechanical engineers : Nobuyuki Iwasaki, Akira Takahashi

Cabinet designer : Takeo Shiraishi

Art designer : Hiroyasu Nagai


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (2007, "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b10 [David Graves]


- Engine sounds only play when driving in tunnels or under bridges, and turbo sounds never play. Nerox91 (ID 00942)

- Turning left doesn't work in analog input mode. uRebelScum (ID 00653)


- 0.136u1: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct and save states to Top Speed.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (topspedu) to (topspeedu).

- 0.130u3: Aaron Giles merged memory maps in Top Speed.

- 0.129u6: Mr. Do added built-in layouts for Top Speed.

- 0.118u3: Stephane Humbert cleaned up several Taito drivers to use common input port macros. Fixed the dipwitches for all games (a few still remain unknown though) and added many notes. Added 'Continue Price' dipswitch.

- 0.97u4: Aaron Giles changed MSM5205 intern clock speed to MSM5205_S48_4B (=8KHz) to fixed sound pitch.

- 0.90u3: Replaced ADPCM sound with MSM5205 (384000 Hz).

- 0.86: Adjusted Top Speed volume balance.

- 0.85u3: Improved sound balance for Top Speed.

- 0.55: Fixed rom names.

- 2nd September 2001: David Graves added preliminary support for the Taito TC0150ROD road graphics chip used in the Taito Z games, and he also optimized the sprite drawing in Top Speed.

- 30th August 2001: Robin Merrill submitted a change to Top Speed to use an eight level acceleration and brake.

- 0.54: David Graves fixed road lines in Top Speed. Changed region user1 to user2 and gfx3 to user1.

- 18th August 2001: David Graves cleaned up the Top Speed road color emulation.

- 16th August 2001: David Graves yet improved the road colors in Top Speed.

- 13th August 2001: David Graves added preliminary support for color raster effects in Top Speed, but it isn't perfect yet.

- 0.37b15: Added 'Steering type' dipswitch. Changed input to 3 player and 8-way Joystick.

- 23rd April 2001: David Graves added state saving support to Top Speed and did some minor cleanups.

- 18th January 2001: David Graves added proper sprite flipping support to Top Speed, fixing the round tunnel entrance graphics.

- 4th January 2001: Gerardo Oporto fixed dipswitches in the Top Speed driver.

- 0.37b11: Added dipswitches 'Initial Time', 'Nitros' and 'Allow Continue'.

- 0.37b10: David Graves added Top Speed (World) (Taito 1987) and clones (US) and Full Throttle (Japan).

- 3rd December 2000: David Graves sent in a Taito multiscreen driver update with some bugfixes and he sent in a driver for Top Speed / Full Throttle.


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* FB Alpha

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Romset: 3336 kb / 31 files / 1.09 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="fullthrl" sourcefile="topspeed.c" cloneof="topspeed" romof="topspeed">
              <description>Full Throttle (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b14-67" size="65536" crc="284c943f" sha1="e4720b138052d9cbf1290aeca8f9dd7fe2cffcc5" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-68" size="65536" crc="54cf6196" sha1="0e86a7bf7d43526222160f4cd09f8d29fa9abdc4" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="b14-05" size="524288" crc="6557e9d8" sha1="ff528b27fcaef5c181f5f3a56d6a41b935cf07e1" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="b14-69.80" merge="b14-69.80" size="65536" crc="d652e300" sha1="b559bdb564d96da4c656dc7b2c88dae84c4861ae" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-71" size="65536" crc="f7081727" sha1="f0ab6ce9975dd7a1fadd439fd3dfd2f1bf88796c" region="sub" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="b14-25.67" merge="b14-25.67" size="65536" crc="9eab28ef" sha1="9a90f2c1881f4664d6d6241f3bc57faeaf150ffc" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-07.54" merge="b14-07.54" size="131072" crc="c6025fff" sha1="439ed85b0160bfd6c06fd42990124a292b2e3c14" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-06.52" merge="b14-06.52" size="131072" crc="b4e2536e" sha1="c1960ee25b37b1444ec99082521c4858edcf3484" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="b14-01" size="524288" crc="84a56f37" sha1="926bcae5bd75a4172de2a2078718b2940c5c1966" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-02" size="524288" crc="6889186b" sha1="3c38e281e8bf416a401c76ebb2d8ca95d09974b6" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="b14-03" size="524288" crc="d1ed9e71" sha1="26a6b2ca5bf6d70ad87f5c40c8e94ec542a2ec04" region="gfx2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="b14-04" size="524288" crc="b63f0519" sha1="e9a6b49effba0cae1ae3536a8584d3efa34ca8c3" region="gfx2" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="b14-30.88" merge="b14-30.88" size="65536" crc="dccb0c7f" sha1="42f0af72f559133b74912a4478e1323062be4b77" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-31.90" merge="b14-31.90" size="8192" crc="5c6b013d" sha1="6d02d4560076213b6fb6fe856143bb533090603e" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-28.103" merge="b14-28.103" size="65536" crc="df11d0ae" sha1="259e1e6cc7ab100bfdb60e3d7a6bb46acb6fe2ea" region="adpcm" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b14-29.109" merge="b14-29.109" size="65536" crc="7ad983e7" sha1="a3515caf93d6dab86de06ee52d6a13a456507dbe" region="adpcm" offset="10000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="msm" name="MSM5205" clock="384000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="8" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
                     <control type="stick" minimum="65407" maximum="128" sensitivity="10" keydelta="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Deluxe Motorized Cockpit" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Upright (?)" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Upright (alt?)" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Standard Cockpit" 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="Initial Time" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="40 seconds" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50 seconds" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60 seconds" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="70 seconds" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Nitros" 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="Allow Continue" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Continue Price" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Same as Start" value="128" default="yes"/>
              <configuration name="Steering type" tag="FAKE" mask="16">
                     <confsetting name="Digital" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Analogue" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="8192"/>

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