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ghox: MAME ROM Information.


Ghox (c) 1991 Toaplan.

Under the spell of the evil Magician Jagula, who plots to conquer the world, Lucia, the goddess of light, is confined by the gates of the Netherworld. A dark age is ushered in and evil spirits from mountains and rivers roam throughout the world.

Deeply affected by the horror of the world, King Gitane of the Akura Empire summons two burly and brave men from the Eastern Country and orders them to subdue Jagula.

These 2 heroes journey through the evil spirits' lair which is cut off from the exclusive pious area. Freely manipulating their magic balls, Axis and Bilious plung into action.


Game ID : TP-021

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.375 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : dial

Buttons : 2


Licensed to Romstar for USA, to Nova Apparate GMBH & Co. for Europe, to JP Leisure Limited for UK, to Star Electronica SRL for Italy, to APM Electronics S.A. for Spain & Portugal and to Honest Trading Co. for Hong Kong.


* Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.

* Power up items :

1. Purple : your own machine will grow

2. Red : a through ball

3. Blue : ball slows down

4. Green : all the balls are going to disintegrate

5. Bomb : additional bombs will be supplied

6. Heart : one up

7. Money

* Beat the last boss using the Ultimate Paddle to achieve the elusive and often sought-after good ending of the game.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36RC2 [Quench]

0.36RC1 [Quench]


* Add sound (Z180 with missing internal rom dump)


- There's a small bit of garbage on the ending screen. robiza (ID 04049)

- Gfx glitchs in boot screen. robiza (ID 04024)

- Highscore text doesn't flicker in MAME at boss explosion. Kold666 (ID 00235)


- 0.141u4: Changed description of 'Ghox (Spinner with Up/Down Axis)' to 'Ghox (spinner)' and clone 'Ghox (8-Way Joystick)' to 'Ghox (joystick)'.

- 0.139u3: Robiza fixed gfx glitches on the background in the ending scene of Ghox.

- 0.128u2: Changed description to 'Ghox (Spinner with Up/Down Axis)' and clone 'Ghox (set 2)' to 'Ghox (8-Way Joystick)'. Renamed (ghoxa) to (ghoxj).

- 0.125u1: Tormod Tjaberg added clone Ghox (set 2). Changed parent description to 'Ghox (set 1)'.

- 0.122u5: Corrado Tomaselli verified frequencies in Ghox.

- 0.95u2: Corrado Tomaselli removed hack from Ghox controls so it acts like the real PCB.

- 22nd February 2005: Guru - Ghox (Toaplan) just arrived.

- 0.37b6: Changed YM3812 clock speed to 3375000 Hz.

- 12th March 2000: Quench sent in a Toaplan2 update with support for Ghox, V-Five, Dogyuun and Batsugun.

- 0.36RC2: Quench added Ghox (Toaplan 1991).

- 0.36RC1: Added Ghox (Testdriver). Sprites are missing. Probably due to MCU dump missing.

- 12th January 2000: Quench sent a driver for some later Toaplan games such as Teki Paki, Ghox, Dogyuun, Knuckle Bash, Pipi & Bibis / Whoopee!! and Snow Bros 2.


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Romset: 1280 kb / 4 files / 495.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ghox" sourcefile="toaplan2.c">
              <description>Ghox (spinner)</description>
              <rom name="tp021-01.u10" size="131072" crc="9e56ac67" sha1="daf241d9e55a6e60fc004ed61f787641595b1e62" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tp021-02.u11" size="131072" crc="15cac60f" sha1="6efa3a50a5dfe6ef4072738d6a7d0d95dca8a675" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="hd647180.021" size="32768" status="nodump" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tp021-03.u36" size="524288" crc="a15d8e9d" sha1="640a33997bdce8e84bea6a944139716379839037" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tp021-04.u37" size="524288" crc="26ed1c9a" sha1="37da8af86ea24327444c2d4ad3dfbd936208d43d" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3375000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="6791040" htotal="432" hbend="0" hbstart="320" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="25" keydelta="15"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="SYS" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Very Hard" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k only" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k and 300k" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k and every 200k" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Debug Mode (Cheat)" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Region" tag="JMPR" mask="524303">
                     <dipvalue name="Europe" value="524290" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Japan" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hong Kong (Honest Trading Co.)" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Korea" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Taiwan" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Spain &amp; Portugal (APM Electronics S.A.)" value="524294"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Italy (Star Electronica SRL)" value="524295"/>
                     <dipvalue name="UK (JP Leisure Limited)" value="524296"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA (Romstar, Inc.)" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Europe (Nova Apparate GMBH &amp; Co.)" value="524298"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA (Taito America Corporation)" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA (Taito Corporation Japan)" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Europe (Taito Corporation Japan)" value="524301"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Japan (Taito Corporation)" value="15"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="good" color="good" sound="preliminary" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="65536"/>

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