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Vs. The Goonies (c) 12/1986 Konami.

A platform game based on the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. The player takes control of Mikey and must explore a variety of caverns and rooms, searching for the three keys needed to unlock the huge, metal door that bars progress to the next level. The keys are hidden behind a number of doors which can only be removed by placing a bomb in front of them and blowing them open. Mikey's progress is hampered by the many enemies that roam the levels. The bombs needed to blow the doors appear when certain enemies are killed.

A fellow 'Goonie' is trapped behind one of the doors on each level, and can be rescued, although this isn't necessary to progress to the next level. A catapult, or 'slingshot', can also be found, allowing Mikey to attack enemies from a safe distance.


Main CPU : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 64

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Licensed to Nintendo.

Rac Carpana holds the official record for this game with 504,820 points.

A The Goonies machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


1. The Goonies (1986, NES, MSX)

2. Vs. The Goonies (1986)

3. The Goonies II (1987, NES)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b11 [Howie Cohen]

Artwork available


- 0.141: Changed description to 'Vs. The Goonies (Set E)'. Fixed rom names.

- 0.92: Chaneman fixed 'Vs. The Goonies' dipswitches. Added 'Bonus Life' dipswitch.

- 0.60: Removed 3rd button. Added dipswitches 'Coinage', 'Lives', 'Timer' and 'Demo Sounds'.

- 0.37b12: Changed description to 'Vs. The Goonies'.

- 0.37b11: Howie Cohen added VS The Goonies (Konami 1986).

- 6th January 2001: Howie Cohen fixed several bugs in the VSNES driver and added RBI Baseball, VS Baseball and VS Mahjong.

- 1st January 2001: Howie Cohen finally submitted the long awaited VSNES driver, with most of the games having correct colors and sound.


Movie: The Goonies

Genre: Adventure

Year: USA 1985

Director: Richard Donner

Studio: Warner Bros.

Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Ke Huy Quan, John Matuszak

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Romset: 129 kb / 3 files / 33.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="goonies" sourcefile="vsnes.c">
              <description>Vs. The Goonies (set E)</description>
              <rom name="mds-gn prg e.u7" size="65536" crc="1e438d52" sha1="ac187904c125e56a71acff979e53f3398a05c075" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="mds-gn chr e.u4" size="65536" crc="4c4b61b0" sha1="7221c2499531e591a5a99e2cb339ae3a76b662c2" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rp2c04-0003.pal" size="192" crc="fd6c578b" sha1="653182ce0cbaff66a8fc5788e32cc088b6735f2e" region="palette" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="nes1" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac1" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen1" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4024320" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW0" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="7"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW0" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW0" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="40000" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50000" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60000" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="70000" value="48"/>
              <dipswitch name="Timer" tag="DSW0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Slow" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Fast" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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