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horshoes: MAME ROM Information.


American Horseshoes (c) 1990 Taito America Corp.

A 1- to 4-players horseshoe game. Each players can choose from one of four characters. There are 2 pitches in each inning. Players may select grip and throwing angle prior to each pitch. The rolling of the trackball determines the distance of each pitch. After each inning the scoring with shown with an overhead shot of the stake area. Each player's score is shown throughout the game at the top of the screen. At the end of each 3 innings the players may continue by inserting additional credits. Up to 9 innings can be played per game.


Taito L System hardware

Prom Stickers : C47

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 1

Control : Trackball

Buttons : 2


Released in July 1990.


Ringer (A horseshoe which wraps around the stake) : 3 points.

Leaner (A horseshoe which rests against the stake) : 2 points.

Landing within the stake area : 1 points.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36b4 [Olivier Galibert]


- 0.136: Tafoid changed YM2203 clock speed to 3332640 Hz.

- 0.129u5: Fabio Priuli fixed game hangs upon startup in American Horseshoes.

- 0.123u3: Fixed rom names and gfx1 rom loading.

- 0.122u2: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 6665280 Hz and YM2203 to 3330000 MHz.

- 0.82u2: Brian Troha fixed DIPs in American Horseshoes. Added dipswitches 'Demo Sounds', 'Service Mode' and 'Flip Screen'.

- 0.81u8: Brian Troha fixed DIPs in American Horseshoes. Added dipswitches 'Beer Frame Message', 'Price to Continue', 'Bonus Advantage', 'Scoring Speed' and 'Grip/Angle Select'.

- 0.37b12: Added dipswitches 'Difficulty', 'Time' and 'Innings'.

- 0.37b11: Added dipswitches 'Coinage' and 'Price to Continue'.

- 0.37b6: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 6MHz. Added Trackball and player 2 and 3.

- 0.37b3: Added dipswitches 'Cabinet', 'Flip Screen', 'Demo Sounds' and 'Coin A/Coin B'.

- 0.36b4: Olivier Galibert added American Horseshoes (US) (Taito 1990).

- 26th August 1999: Olivier Galibert sent in a Taito system L driver with support for American Horseshoes, Cachat, Champion Wrestler, Fighting Hawk, Palamedes, Plotting, Puzznic and Raimais. None of them have sound though, and some have graphic bugs.

Other Emulators:

* Raine

Recommended Games:


Romset: 640 kb / 5 files / 249.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="horshoes" sourcefile="taito_l.c">
              <description>American Horseshoes (US)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito America Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="c47-03.ic6" size="131072" crc="37e15b20" sha1="85baa0ee553e4c9fed38294ba8912f18f519e62f" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c47-02.ic5" size="131072" crc="35f96526" sha1="e7f9b33d82b050aff49f991aa12db436421caa5b" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c47-01.ic11" size="131072" crc="031c73d8" sha1="deef972fbf226701f9a6469ae3934129dc52ce9c" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="c47-04.ic4" size="131072" crc="aeac7121" sha1="cf67688cde14d452da6d9cbd7a81593f4048ce77" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c47-05.ic10" size="131072" crc="b2a3dafe" sha1="5ffd3e296272ef3f31432005c827f057aac79497" region="gfx1" offset="50000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="6665280"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2203" clock="3332640"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="trackball" minimum="0" maximum="65535" sensitivity="50" keydelta="30" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Beer Frame Message" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Break Time" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Beer Frame" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Price to Continue" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Same as Start" value="192" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Time" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="20 sec" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30 sec" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40 sec" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60 sec" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Innings" tag="DSWB" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="3 per Credit" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="9 per Credit" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Advantage" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Scoring Speed" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Fast" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Grip/Angle Select" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Buttons" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Button" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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