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gaiapolsu: MAME ROM Information.


Gaiapolis - Koganedaka no Ken (c) 1993 Konami.

A far away land filled with monsters and under the hand of an evil king is on the edge of destruction. Only a small group of brave heroes (a dragon warrior, a fairy & a prince) dare to step forth to look for the legendary sword of the Golden Hawk hidden in the flying citadel known as Gaiapolis in order to topple the evil king and bring peace to this troubled land. Features some very nice 2-D graphics, awesome character & enemy artwork designs, a superb soundtrack and addicting hack & slash action with some RPG characteristics (characters & weapons level up, plenty of magic spells & summons). If you enjoyed Taito's Cadash, this game is for you!

This game features a password system that allows players to continue the game where they left it.


Game ID : GX123

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

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

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in May 1993.

The subtitle of this game translates from Japanese as 'Sword of the Golden Hawk'.

This game is also known as "Entapous".

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Amusement Sounds '93 Summer - KICA-7616, 7617) on 21/08/1993.


Directed by : A.C.D.

Plot and Story by : Tadasuke

Programmers : Tadasuke, Tom, Hides

Obj. Designers : Shuzilow. Ha!, Idaten. Yasuhiro, Kanaboh. N, Akihito. N

Art Directers : Idaten. Yasuhiro

Sound Produced by : Technouchi

Music Produced by : Prophet Fukami

Hardware : Pin, Tmi, Sanpei. I

Visual Designers : Ricky. S, Poper. N

Special Thanks : Masahiro Inoue (Masa 32), Ishimomo, Lee, Akihiro Yamada


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1994) : Unofficial port by Sachen.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.97u4 [Brian Troha]

0.96u2 [Corrado Tomaselli]

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


- I have finally made a video of gaiapolis intro from the PCB. Kold666 (ID 00231)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (gaiapolu) to (gaiapolsu) and (gaiapolj) to (gaiapolsj).

- 0.99u1: Removed flags dispose from gfx3 region.

- 0.98u2: Changed description to 'Gaiapolis (ver EAF)' and clones '(US ver UAF)' to '(ver UAF)' and '(Japan ver JAF)' to '(ver JAF)'.

- 0.97u4: Brian Troha added Gaiapolis (Europe ver EAF). Renamed (gaiapols) to (gaiapolu).

- 0.96u2: Corrado Tomaselli added Gaiapolis (US ver UAF). Renamed (gaiapols) to (gaiapolj).

- 25th April 2005: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Gaiapolis (ver UAF).

- 24th April 2005: MAME Italian Forum - Kold666 bought Gaiapolis (US).

- 0.84: R. Belmont fixed intro in Gaiapolis.

- 0.68: Changed visible area to 224x376.

- 0.67: Added Gaiapolis (Japan ver JAF) (Konami 1993).

- 23rd March 2003: Acho A. Tang further improved the sprite/tilemap priorities in Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn and Gaiapolis. R. Belmont fixed the dipswitches in all the working games in the recent Konami driver and started fixing the internal ROM tests.

- 21st March 2003: Acho A. Tang fixed various graphics glitches in Mystic Warriors, Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn, Metamorphic Force and Gaiapolis. R. Belmont improved the graphics in the aforementioned drivers.

- 17th March 2003: R. Belmont added the rotation and zoom graphics layer emulation to Gaiapolis and Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn thanks to Olivier Galibert. Nicola Salmoria also improved the ROZ layer emulation in them.

- 11th March 2003: R. Belmont sent in a driver for Mystic Warriors hardware games supporting Mystic Warriors and Gaiapolis.

- 14th August 2002: Guru - Dumped Gaiapolis.

- 7th August 2002: Guru - Gaiapolis arrived from R. Belmont for re-dumping.


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Romset: 19329 kb / 20 files / 7.02 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gaiapolsu" sourcefile="mystwarr.c" cloneof="gaiapols" romof="gaiapols">
              <description>Gaiapolis (ver UAF)</description>
              <rom name="123e07.24m" merge="123e07.24m" size="1048576" crc="f1a1db0f" sha1="1394b8a57493cbc8d5bf555d363ad844a2407d98" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="123e09.19l" merge="123e09.19l" size="1048576" crc="4b3b57e7" sha1="1415ddc1393a468705d7a37d054ab6b08d0eb205" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="123uaf11.19p" size="262144" crc="39dc1298" sha1="ce9e41ac6f52e20f13ad86fb0d47c0d6e838250e" region="maincpu" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="123uaf12.17p" size="262144" crc="c633cf52" sha1="370be5557a271699342b7d771ebadf7021a27ae3" region="maincpu" offset="200001"/>
              <rom name="123e13.9c" merge="123e13.9c" size="262144" crc="e772f822" sha1="2a5cdfc0aacad56cbef8bdbe8319e7ff4ab71eee" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="123e16.2t" merge="123e16.2t" size="1048576" crc="a3238200" sha1="9ea073f7611b5c0b328c707c97ef174634c303bc" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="123e17.2x" merge="123e17.2x" size="1048576" crc="bd0b9fb9" sha1="1714c19d2123b8fd4cfedb66d13bdcee6fc77576" region="gfx1" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="123e19.34u" merge="123e19.34u" size="2097152" crc="219a7c26" sha1="0f24873523f91379862e0d4317fc42b8a10d412e" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="123e21.34y" merge="123e21.34y" size="2097152" crc="1888947b" sha1="41a046cbcd2406add2ff48cb82a1353d9ac5fa3c" region="gfx2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="123e18.36u" merge="123e18.36u" size="2097152" crc="3719b6d4" sha1="25ef6e8c3c7f151f1cee063356bdd56c713356ea" region="gfx2" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="123e20.36y" merge="123e20.36y" size="2097152" crc="490a6f64" sha1="81b1acc74ce834399005a748eae50b3d633fa469" region="gfx2" offset="6"/>
              <rom name="123e04.32n" merge="123e04.32n" size="524288" crc="0d4d5b8b" sha1="d3fb0c77ad46ee9b9c704be6f174258aa051aa71" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="123e05.29n" merge="123e05.29n" size="524288" crc="7d123f3e" sha1="f9752e96515dc965aae04e01dfa813fcc4cbccd6" region="gfx3" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="123e06.26n" merge="123e06.26n" size="524288" crc="fa50121e" sha1="4596a9b0a6cc67f259182098d3976234b6ed8cb6" region="gfx3" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="123e01.36j" merge="123e01.36j" size="131072" crc="9dbc9678" sha1="4183eb833d0d1cd710fac32071df7ebcb7a9c812" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="123e02.34j" merge="123e02.34j" size="262144" crc="b8e3f500" sha1="254c665b7aa534990e899fe8f54c3f24e8126fba" region="gfx4" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="123e03.36m" merge="123e03.36m" size="262144" crc="fde4749f" sha1="7f9c09d11dcb16d72046c7605570c3a29e279fa9" region="gfx4" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="123e14.2g" merge="123e14.2g" size="2097152" crc="65dfd3ff" sha1="57e13c05f420747c1c2010cc5340dd70e2c28971" region="shared" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="123e15.2m" merge="123e15.2m" size="2097152" crc="7017ff07" sha1="37ecd54f2c757c5385305ab726d9f66aa1afd456" region="shared" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="gaiapolsu.nv" size="128" crc="7ece27b6" sha1="f0671c5e6db665c86afcef563ff1dbcbf083b380" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="8000000"/>
              <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="90" width="376" height="224" refresh="59.185606" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Sound Output" tag="IN1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Mono" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Stereo" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="IN1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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