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gyrodine: MAME ROM Information.


Gyrodine (c) 1984 Crux.

A vertically scrolling shoot 'em up.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in July 1984.

Gyrodine was made by Crux, which was started by former Orca staff. Staff from Crux moved on to Toaplan.

The game is also known as "Buzzard".


From high score table: Naomi.S, K.T, Shunkoh Miki (Miki Kun), Nice Y.N, Atsushi Kawaguchi (Pop Kawa), Minoru Harada (M. Harada)


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1986)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2")

* Computers :

MSX (1986)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.138u1 [f205v]

0.36b2 [Ernesto Corvi]


- 0.138u1: Changed Gyrodine (Crux 1984) to the parent set. Renamed (gyrodine) to (gyrodinet) and (gyrodinec) to (gyrodine).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (gyrodinc) to (gyrodinec).

- 0.116: Zsolt Vasvari added clone Buzzard. Changed parent description to 'Gyrodine (Taito Corporation license)' and clone 'Gyrodine (Crux)' to 'Gyrodine'.

- 0.80u2: f205v added clone Gyrodine (Crux 1984).

- 15th March 2004: f205v added the Crux licensed version of Gyrodine to the Kyugo driver.

- 13th March 2000: Takahiro Nogi fixed the stereo sound output problem.

- 23rd February 2000: Guru - Buzzard (a bootleg of Gyrodine) is now running in MAME ! Took me all of about 30 seconds to get it going. Thanks to Thierry for the tips. Nicola decided its only a graphics hack and won't add it.

- 0.36b2: Ernesto Corvi added Gyrodine (Taito 1984).

- 21st July 1999: Nicola fixed all graphics bugs in Gyrodine, S.R.D. Mission and Son of Phoenix.

- 11th July 1999: Ernesto Corvi sent in almost complete drivers for Gyrodine, S.R.D. Mission and Son of Phoenix.

- 18th June 1999: Ernesto Corvi sent in a preliminary driver for Gyrodine / Son of Phoenix / S.R.D. Mission, but sprites are missing.

- 4th March 1999: Ernesto Corvi submitted a preliminary driver for Gyrodine.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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S.S. Mission

Desert War


Romset: 117 kb / 20 files / 62.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gyrodine" sourcefile="kyugo.c">
              <rom name="rom2" size="8192" crc="85ddea38" sha1="fe7e8d7962850b17c39cac627994d78768b094f8" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.03" size="8192" crc="4e9323bd" sha1="86ae4c6a29898fdb0e559ec2aac99fc874910fea" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="a21.04" size="8192" crc="57e659d4" sha1="4c0e73d0661360731691a32a6e94f41b69315f93" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a21.05" size="8192" crc="1e7293f3" sha1="64695b80b409b02314334fb325f4d0c42a6d4d5b" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="a21.01" size="8192" crc="b2ce0aa2" sha1="576754105819aec64781a5c8e8540b21fcfd346b" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.15" size="4096" crc="adba18d0" sha1="b1afd7d8f2a8545a00525a23e087d9ca975a6401" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.08" size="8192" crc="a57df1c9" sha1="63505f63e978c52c43fe863dca056b52f7ebd501" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.07" size="8192" crc="63623ba3" sha1="bcb80fc0edf7c4d1f82a2ff6d0bad9d2ccaf48c6" region="gfx2" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="a21.06" size="8192" crc="4cc969a9" sha1="0b89f4142c2fcc0a882fbc3514d8d11027e78e01" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a21.14" size="8192" crc="9c5c4d5b" sha1="0d0c9efb63b761acfaf51d17c525f94430ad703d" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.13" size="8192" crc="d36b5aad" sha1="8fac23474ffd3a62e2283eadbc8d278cd9c70105" region="gfx3" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a21.12" size="8192" crc="f387aea2" sha1="de4aad7ad9ecc6a058b88c67bb18ee02605d9951" region="gfx3" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="a21.11" size="8192" crc="87967d7d" sha1="d8026df749947a16f643d9b28640c9d293edd4a7" region="gfx3" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="a21.10" size="8192" crc="59640ab4" sha1="747cb265f4504399837111c0dd48f07e05a57cc4" region="gfx3" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="a21.09" size="8192" crc="22ad88d8" sha1="3bdf93ca582d7454fc9e70bd6ce3cd076e0762aa" region="gfx3" offset="14000"/>
              <rom name="a21.16" size="256" crc="cc25fb56" sha1="5f533c4b4f49ba147c83d6a20d1e795c71db3c41" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a21.17" size="256" crc="ca054448" sha1="4bad8147905cbe9ec8bb5bcd8016e9950c5d95a9" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="a21.18" size="256" crc="23c0c449" sha1="4a37821a6a16ae0cfdcfb0fa64733c03ba9e4815" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="a21.20" size="32" crc="efc4985e" sha1="b2fa02e388fbbe1077e79699efccb2d47cb83ba5" region="proms" offset="300"/>
              <rom name="m1.2c" size="32" crc="83a39201" sha1="4fdc722c9e20ee152c890342ef0dce18e35e2ef8" region="proms" offset="320"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW1" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="20000 50000" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40000 70000" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW2" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW2" mask="56">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="56" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="40"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="256"/>

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