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Giga Wing (c) 1999 Capcom.

'Medallions' are mystic stones sent from heaven, brought evolution to human technology and lead tremendous progress to the armories. To gain their powers which the 'Stones' hold for the promised victory, many nations fought over the mystic stones and reheated the world of war. Within all the 'Stones' is the 'Medallion of Wisdom', known as the power source of all mystic stones, it had enough energy to terminate humanity. The whole world was in despair. And now, four brave worriers have risen to fly straight into the combat zone! All four had different reasons, but their ultimate goal was the same : to destroy the Medallion of Wisdom! Fight to save the humanity!

Giga Wing is a shoot-em-up set during a fictional war. The player controls one of four different futuristic aircraft and must destroy enemy aircraft, tanks, ships, and buildings using both guns and missiles mounted on the aircraft and a limited supply of bombs which damage or destroy all enemies on-screen when used.


Capcom Play System II hardware (CPS II)

Game ID : CP-S II No. 30

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 11.8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.63 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in February 1999.

Giga Wing is the first game to show scores in the trillions!

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

Note : There are 20 different endings! 10 of them are bad endings if you reach level 6 using more than one credit and the other 10 are good endings if you beat the game using only one credit.

Sony Music Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (GigaWing Original Soundtrack - CPCA-1026) on 21/04/1999.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


1. Giga Wing [CP-S II No. 30] (1999)

2. Giga Wing 2 (2000)

3. Giga Wing Generations (2005)


Planner : I. Satou, R. Hazuki

Character designer : K. Toume

Mechanic designers : S. Satou, Tadahiro Mukaide, Toshihiro Suzuki, Ken Taketoshi, Y. Ono

Object designers : Tadahiro Mukaide, S. Satou, Toshihiro Suzuki, I. Matsumura, Hiroki Akiyama, Ken Taketoshi

Scroll designers : M. Oose, Kazumi Yogi, Akemi Ootaka, K. Kusaka

Music composers & arrangers : Yasushi Kaminishi, Masahiro Yuge

Programmers : Y. Kobayashi, T. Nishi, Kaju Ishii, N. Hasimoto

Producers : Y. Ozaki, T. Minami

Executive producers : T. Fujimoto, Yoshiki Okamoto, Noritaka Funamizu

Coordinators : Tomoshi Sadamoto, T. Saitou

Sound advisers : Hiroaki Kondo (X68K), Tomohiro Masuda

Program support : K. Kaneko, M. Shinohara, S. Yamazaki, Cham Cho Choy


* Consoles :

Sega Dreamcast (1999)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.62 [Razoola, willpower, walk]

0.37b15 [?]

Artwork available


- gigawing and clones: Graphics error on title screen on word "CREDIT XX". fallicanet (ID 03682)

- Attract mode seems to loose sync with music. Source (ID 02299)

- Sprites are 1 frame out when compared to background scrolling. Source (ID 02300)


- 0.139u2: Added clone Giga Wing (USA 990222 Phoenix Edition) (bootleg). Renamed (gwingjd) to (gigawingjd).

- 0.138: Dopefishjustin, A. Hoekman, Smitdogg, David Haywood and The Dumping Union added clone Giga Wing (Hispanic 990222).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (gwingj) to (gigawingj), (gwinga) to (gigawinga) and (gwingb) to (gigawingb).

- 0.128u4: MAMEPlus added clone Giga Wing (Japan 990223 Phoenix Edition) (bootleg).

- 0.128: Luis added clone Giga Wing (Brazil 990222).

- 9th March 2007: Guru - Gigawing (Asia 990222) arrived today. Not needed now. Thanks to Tormod.

- 0.112u2: Added CPS2 key to clone Giga Wing (Asia 990222).

- 0.96u3: Razoola added clone Giga Wing (Asia 990222).

- 22nd January 2003: Shiriru updated the CPS-2 driver again, fixing raster effects in Marvel Super Heroes and Giga Wing.

- 0.62: Added Giga Wing (US 990222) (Capcom 1999) and clone (Japan 990223).

- 0.61: Added Giga Wing (US 990222) (Testdriver).

- 11th September 2002: Razoola - Released XORs 99 and 100 for Giga Wing (USA 990222) and (Japan 990223) donated by willpower and walk.

- 0.37b15: Added Giga Wing (Japan 990223) (Testdriver).


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Romset: 26240 kb / 10 files / 11.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gigawinga" sourcefile="cps2.c" cloneof="gigawing" romof="gigawing">
              <description>Giga Wing (Asia 990222)</description>
              <manufacturer>Takumi (Capcom license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ggwa.03a" size="524288" crc="116f8837" sha1="9ade6c2fae319e0111e7afd3af10096d8d88f0c5" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ggwa.04a" size="524288" crc="e6e3f0c4" sha1="3c28cc050f36fb070a8abf057f0972dc16bc5629" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ggwa.05a" size="524288" crc="465e8ac9" sha1="da94fb64c7ea64ac9e4e847b69e2b870f716dd34" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ggw.13m" merge="ggw.13m" size="4194304" crc="105530a4" sha1="3be06c032985ea6bd3805d73a407bf748385087b" region="gfx" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ggw.15m" merge="ggw.15m" size="4194304" crc="9e774ab9" sha1="adea1e844f3d9ccd5ad116ff8277f16a96e68d76" region="gfx" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="ggw.17m" merge="ggw.17m" size="4194304" crc="466e0ba4" sha1="9563455b95d36fafe508290659088b153539cfdf" region="gfx" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="ggw.19m" merge="ggw.19m" size="4194304" crc="840c8dea" sha1="ea04afce17f00b45d3d2cd5140d0dd7ab4bccc00" region="gfx" offset="6"/>
              <rom name="ggw.01" merge="ggw.01" size="131072" crc="4c6351d5" sha1="cef81fb7c4b8cb2ef1f8f3c27982aefbcbe38160" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ggw.11m" merge="ggw.11m" size="4194304" crc="e172acf5" sha1="d7b0963d66165f3607d887741c5e7ab952bcf2ff" region="qsound" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ggw.12m" merge="ggw.12m" size="4194304" crc="4bee4e8f" sha1="c440b5a38359ec3b8002f39690b79bf78703f5d0" region="qsound" offset="400000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="qsound" name="Q-Sound" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="224" refresh="59.629403" pixclock="8000000" htotal="518" hbend="64" hbstart="448" vtotal="259" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="3072"/>

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