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gdarius2: MAME ROM Information.


G-Darius ver.2 (c) 1997 Taito.

This version contains 3 buttons instead of 2 because one was entered for rapid fire, and the selection menu is added for difficulty once a coin is inserted.


Taito FX-1B hardware

Prom Stickers : E39

Main CPU : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6


Released in September 1997.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.


* Zone Select :

1. Hold Service Switch button during boot count.

2. Wait until machine displays 'Service Switch Error' on screen.

3. Push buttons in the following sequence 'Start(x3), Service Switch, Start'.

4. Insert credit then go to Zone select screen.


1. Darius (1986)

2. Darius II (1989)

3. Darius Twin (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)

4. Darius Force (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)

3. Darius Gaiden - Silver Hawk (1994)

4. G-Darius (1997)

5. G-Darius ver.2 (1997)

6. Darius Burst (2009, Sony PSN)

7. Darius Burst - Another Chronicle (2010)


Producer : Naomitsu Abe

Director : Naomitsu Abe, Makoto Ohsaka, Akira Ohtsuki, Makoto Fujita

Character graphics : Makoto Fujita, Tohru Kawaishi, Kenichi Morita, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Toshihiro Fukui, Ryosuke Hayase, Atsushi Horimizu, Yatta Ushiroda, Baw Baw

Program : Akira Ohtsuki, Nobuyuki Hayashi, Katsuyuki Fujita, Takafumi Fujimoto, Hirohisa Matsumura, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Hikaru Taniguchi, Yasutaka Hayashi, Shunsuke Ono, Masakazu Takeda, Harumi.K, Hirotaka Fukakawa, Koji Kato, Hitoshi Kozuka

Music : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata)

Sound effects : Yukiharu Urita (Zuntata)

Hardware : Katsumi Kaneoka

Design works : Naoto Hashizume

Quality warranty : Nobuhiro Koyama, Eiji Kawabata, Makoto Obonai


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.127u1 [smf, MooglyGuy]

0.74u2 [?]

0.71 [smf, MooglyGuy]

Artwork available


- 0.127u1: Changed G-Darius Ver.2 (Ver 2.03J) to the parent set.

- 26th July 2008: Mr. Do - Funny story. Tormod sent me a BUNCH of instruction cards a long time ago. You've probably been seeing them added in every so often. Well, around July of last year, I had completed a whole bunch of them, but then had a computer crash, and they ended up on the "spare" hard drive by mistake. I found them again going through a cleanup. So thanks to Tormod, this week we have G-Darius.

- 0.93: Added clone G-Darius (Ver 2.02A).

- 27th February 2005: Manuel Assoni dumped G-Darius (Ver 2.02A).

- 0.83: Changed description to 'G-Darius (Ver 2.01J)' and clone '(JAPAN)' to '(Ver 2.03J)'.

- 0.82u2: Fixed user2 roms addresses. Tourniquet, Olivier Galibert, smf, R. Belmont, [red], Malice, Renegade, Twisty, Dox, BUT and many other MAME.net board users helped out to find the missing ZN protection key - Game now playable.

- 22nd May 2004: Guru - G Darius Ver.2 (Taito 1997, ZN1 hardware) arrived on loan from Blastar.

- 0.74u2: Added G-Darius (JAPAN) (Taito 1997) and clone G-Darius Ver.2 (JAPAN).

- 0.71: smf and MooglyGuy added (Testdrivers) G-Darius (JAPAN) and clone Ver.2 (JAPAN).

Other Emulators:

* ZiNc

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Romset: 18944 kb / 7 files / 17.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gdarius2" sourcefile="zn.c" romof="taitofx1">
              <description>G-Darius Ver.2 (Ver 2.03J)</description>
              <rom name="coh-1000t.353" merge="coh-1000t.353" size="524288" crc="e3f23b6e" sha1="e18907cf8c6ba54d96edba0a9a00487a90219e0d" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e39-12.4" size="1048576" crc="b23266c3" sha1="80aaddaaf10e40280ade4c7d11f45ddab47ee9a6" region="user2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e39-11.3" size="1048576" crc="766f73df" sha1="9ce24c153920d259bc7fdef0778083eb6d639be3" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e39-01.1" size="4194304" crc="bdaaa251" sha1="a42daa706ee859c2b66be179e08c0ad7990f919e" region="user2" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="e39-02.2" size="4194304" crc="a47aab5d" sha1="64b58e47035ad9d8d6dcaf475cbcc3ad85f4d82f" region="user2" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="e39-03.12" size="4194304" crc="a883b6a5" sha1="b8d00d944c90f8cd9c2b076688f4c68b2e6d557a" region="user2" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="e39-07.14" size="524288" crc="2252c7c1" sha1="92b9908e0d87cad6587f1acc0eef69eaae8c6a98" region="mn10200" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e39-04.27" size="4194304" crc="6ee35e68" sha1="fdfe63203d8cecf84cb869039fb893d5b63cdd67" region="zsg1" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8530CQ" clock="67737600"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mn10200" name="Panasonic MN10200" clock="12500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="spu" name="SPU" clock="33868800"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="zsg2" name="ZSG-2" clock="12500000"/>
              <display tag="gpu:screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" 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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