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Guardians of the 'Hood (c) 1992 Atari Games.

Dangerous gangs own the streets, and is up to four brave street vigilantes to do some much needed clean up. Train hard at the sparring rounds and prove your skill at some enemies bosses so they might join your posse! Gather a few buddies for this wild ride! :)


Atari G42 hardware

Game ID : 136092

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 14.31818 Mhz), M6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 9.037 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 336 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 3

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 5


Released in March 1992.

This game is often regarded as the 'unauthorized sequel' to Atari's arcade classic "Pit-Fighters" since it uses the same graphical style as well as many fighting moves from that game.


Project leaders / Designers : Gary Stark, Mark Stephen Pierce

Programmers : Gary Stark, Andrew J. Burgess, Ed Rotberg

Lead animator : Nick Stern

Animators : Sharon Plotkin, Sean Murphy, Chuck Eyler, Scott Sava

Engineers : Sam Lee, Pat McCarthy

Digital imaging : Rob Rowe, Dave Portera

Audio by : John Paul, Brad Fuller

Project supervisor : John Ray

Product manager : Jerry Momoda

Technician : Minh Nguyen

Design assistants : Haywood Beaird, Victor Mercieca

* CAST :

1. Guardians :

Conner : William Willis

Chief : Robert Salazar

Javier : Javier Mendez

Tanya : Marilyn Caldwell

2. Dreads :

Jay Jay : Jimmy Welch

Toots : James Thompson

Mauby : Marc Williams

Nigel : Rick Jackson

3. Shavers :

Boris : Chuck Campbell

Pebbles : Suzanne Nock

Tiny : Mark Noreng

4. Dragons :

Kwan : Harry Mok

Sue Lee : Janet Gee

Li : Riz Angel

5. Gym Match Extras :

Referee - Jose Sandoval

Bystanders - Haywood Beaird, Jose Erazo, Daisy Falk, Ge Loria Morrison, Gabriel Rotberg, Pjhillip Sheffield, Cassie Turner, Zenobia Yacoub

6. Dread Street Extras :

Drunk : Dave Portera

Hooker : Rhonda Williamson

Pusher : Russel Dawe (Rusty)

7. Subway Station Extra :

Flasher : Mike Taylor

Bag-lady : Lois Turner

Bag-child : Jonathan Rowe

8. Alley Extras :

Hawker : Mike Hally

9. Dragon Street Extras :

Asian Male : Sam Lee

Asian Female : Lily Chan

Shopkeeper : Yong Carnahan

10. Bar Extra :

Bartender : Minh Nguyen

Waitress : Noelle Selich

Bar Drunk : Rizaldi Bugawan

Stripper : Celina Vannoni

Table Drunk : Dave Fabian


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.74u2 [Aaron Giles]

0.37b15 [Aaron Giles]


- 0.143u4: Changed 68000 CPU1 clock speed to 14318181 Hz.

- 0.139u3: Aaron Giles moved the old hard-coded EEPROM data out into a file in Guardians of the 'Hood.

- 0.139u1: Aaron Giles changed atarigen_state to be a base class from which all the related Atari drivers derive their state from.

- 0.135u4: Some more Atari driver shuffling [Aaron Giles]: Added atarigen_init() function which allocates all timers and registers for save states. Updated all drivers to call it. Converted some drivers to use device timers.

- 0.135u3: Aaron Giles converted atari drivers over to using driver_data for the most part. Some shared systems still exist with globals, but this tackles the atarigen module and the variables local to each driver.

- 0.132u4: Fixed ADPCM roms address.

- 22nd July 2008: Guru - Guardians Of The Hood (Atari) arrived for other documentation purposes.

- 0.122u6: Changed TMS32010 CPU2 clock speed to 20MHz.

- 0.122u4: Changed M6502 CPU3 clock speed to 1789772 Hz, YM2151 to 3579545 Hz and OKI6295 to 1193181 Hz.

- 0.114u4: Changed TMS32010 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.114u3: Added TMS32010 (20MHz) CPU2 and rom (ASIC65 TMS32015 code).

- 0.114u2: Aaron Giles and Couriersud added more accurate video timing to most of the Atari 68000-era games. The parameters are from published specs, not derived. The board uses an SOS-2 chip to generate video signals. Changed VSync to 59.922743 Hz.

- 0.114: Couriersud added general save state support to the atarijsa and atarigen modules.

- 0.88: Changed description to 'Guardians of the 'Hood'.

- 0.79u1: Curt Coder fixed Guardians of the Hood P3 controls.

- 2nd February 2004: B.S. Ruggeri submitted a player 3 input fixes to Guardians of the Hood.

- 0.77: Aaron Giles added support for the MO command register (MO checksums now work). Added SLOOP emulation for Guardians of the Hood, which is fully playable. Added missing SHA1 values. Removed 6502 speedups. Documented color MUXing. Removed old orientation code. Added MO/playfield priorities.

- 7th November 2003: Aaron Giles fixed Guardians of the Hood, so it's now playable.

- 0.74u2: Aaron Giles added Guardians of the Hood (Atari Games 1992).

- 16th February 2003: Aaron Giles added the proper microcode PROMs for the growth object generator in the Atari G1 and G42 drivers, and improved the SLOOP protection emulation in Road Riot, but it's still not playable.

- 0.37b15: Aaron Giles added Guardians of the Hood (Testdriver).


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Romset: 8902 kb / 26 files / 5.10 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="guardian" sourcefile="atarig42.c">
              <description>Guardians of the 'Hood</description>
              <manufacturer>Atari Games</manufacturer>
              <rom name="136092-2021.8e" size="131072" crc="efea1e02" sha1="f0f1ef300f36953aff73b68ffe6d9950ac575f7d" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="136092-2020.8cd" size="131072" crc="a8f655ba" sha1="2defe4d138613e248718a617d103794e051746f7" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="136092-2023.9e" size="131072" crc="cfa29316" sha1="4e0e76304e29ee59bc2ce9a704e3f651dc9d473c" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="136092-2022.9cd" size="131072" crc="ed2abc91" sha1="81531040d5663f6ab82e924210056e3737e17a8d" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="136089-1012.3f" size="2688" status="nodump" region="asic65" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="136092-0080-snd.12c" size="65536" crc="0388f805" sha1="49c11313bc4192dbe294cf68b652cb19047889fd" region="jsa" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0037a.23e" size="524288" crc="ca10b63e" sha1="243a2a440e1bc9135d3dbe6553d39c54b9bdcd13" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="136092-0038a.22e" size="524288" crc="cb1431a1" sha1="d7b8f49a1e794ca2083e4bf0fa3870ce08caa53a" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0039a.20e" size="524288" crc="2eee7188" sha1="d3adbd7b20bc898fee35b6ba781e7775f82acd19" region="gfx1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0030.23k" size="131072" crc="0fd7baa1" sha1="7802d732e5173291628ed498ad0fab71aeef4688" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="136092-0041.2s" size="524288" crc="a2a5ae08" sha1="d99f925bbc9a72432e13328ee8422fde615db90f" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="136092-0040.2p" size="524288" crc="ef95132e" sha1="288de1d15956a612b7d19ceb2cf853490bf42b05" region="gfx3" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="136092-0043.3s" size="524288" crc="6438b8e4" sha1="ee1446209fbcab8b17c88c53b65e754a85f279d1" region="gfx3" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0042.3p" size="524288" crc="46bf7c0d" sha1="12414de2698178b158ec4ca0fbb176943c944cec" region="gfx3" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="136092-0045.4s" size="524288" crc="4f4f2bee" sha1="8276cdcd252d2d8fa41ab28e76a6bd72613c14ec" region="gfx3" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0044.4p" size="524288" crc="20a4250b" sha1="6a2e2596a9eef2792f7cdab648dd455b8e420a74" region="gfx3" offset="200001"/>
              <rom name="136092-0063a.6s" size="524288" crc="93933bcf" sha1="a67d4839ffdb0eafbc2d68a60fb3bf1507c793cf" region="gfx3" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0062a.6p" size="524288" crc="613e6f1d" sha1="fd2ea18d245d0895e0bac6c5caa6d35fdd6a199f" region="gfx3" offset="300001"/>
              <rom name="136092-0065a.7s" size="524288" crc="6bcd1205" sha1="c883c55f88d274ba8aa48c962406b253e1f8001e" region="gfx3" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0064a.7p" size="524288" crc="7b4dce05" sha1="36545917388e704f73a9b4d85189ec978d655b63" region="gfx3" offset="400001"/>
              <rom name="136092-0067a.9s" size="524288" crc="15845fba" sha1="f7b670a8d48a5e9c261150914a06ef9a938a84e7" region="gfx3" offset="500000"/>
              <rom name="136092-0066a.9p" size="524288" crc="7130c575" sha1="b3ea109981a1e5c631705b23dfad4a3a3daf7734" region="gfx3" offset="500001"/>
              <rom name="136092-0010-snd" size="524288" crc="bca27f40" sha1="91a41eac116eb7d9a790abc590eb06328726d1c2" region="adpcm" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="guardian-eeprom.bin" size="4096" crc="fba171dc" sha1="c53f72b7c25602c5fedc38d34d1342fbd10e4a44" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="136092-1001.bin" size="512" crc="b3251eeb" sha1="5e83baa70aaa28f07f32657bf974fd87719972d3" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="136092-1002.bin" size="512" crc="0c5314da" sha1="a9c7ee3ab015c7f3ada4200acd2854eb9a5c74b0" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="136092-1003.bin" size="512" crc="344b406a" sha1="f4422f8c0d7004d0277a4fc77718d555f80fcf69" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.3l" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.7c" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.13s" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.16j" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.17c" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.18k" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="a00"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.20c" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="c00"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.22l" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="e00"/>
              <rom name="gal6001b.15h" size="1040" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="1000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="14318181"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="asic65" name="TMS32010" clock="20000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="jsa" name="M6502" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="adpcm" name="OKI6295" clock="1193181"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="336" height="240" refresh="59.922743" pixclock="7159090" htotal="456" hbend="0" hbstart="336" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="3" buttons="5" coins="2" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="IN2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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