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kaitein: MAME ROM Information.


Kaitei Takara Sagashi (c) 1980 Namco.

A boat lowers the player towards the bottom of the screen. Try to avoid the fish or push left or right to fire a harpoon at them. When at the bottom, if you walk over one of treasure caches, you will be lowered into it. Then you will be raised back to the ship (again, avoid the fish).


Main CPU : 8080 (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Custom (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in May 1980 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Underwater Treasure Hunting'.

K'K-Tokki originally developed this game (as a prototype) and sold it to Namco, where it was completely rewritten.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.138u1 [Juergen Buchmueller]

0.78u1 [Juergen Buchmueller]

0.36b16 [Juergen Buchmueller]


- 0.141u3: Changed palettesize to 4 colors.

- 0.138u1: Changed 'Kaitei Takara Sagashi (K'K-Tokki)' to parent set 'Kaitei Takara Sagashi'. Renamed (kaitei) to (kaitein) and (kaiteik) to (kaitei).

- 0.133u1: Changed description to 'Kaitei Takara Sagashi (Namco license)'.

- 0.129u4: Changed Custom sound to Gee Bee Custom.

- 0.123u2: Changed palettesize to 5 colors.

- 0.78u1: Nicola Salmoria renamed (kaitei) to (kaiteik) and (kaitein) to (kaitei). I don't recall if this was already discussed, but I believe kaiteik is a prototype developed by a third party and sold to Namco, where it was completely rewritten. Fixed "ball" size in Kaitei, the harpoon in Kaitei no longer looks like a rock. Removed a hack in Warp Warp driver that didn't draw the ball in the bottom left corner. The flyer confirms that the ball is supposed to be there. Changed 'Kaitei Takara Sagashi' to clone 'Kaitei Takara Sagashi (K'K-Tokki)' and clone 'Namco)' to parent 'Kaitei Takara Sagashi'. Added dipswitches 'Lives', 'Bonus' and 'Unused'. Removed 2nd coin slot.

- 0.36b16: Juergen Buchmueller added Kaitei Takara Sagashi (K.K. Tokki 1980) and clone (Namco).

- 24th January 2000: Juergen Buchmueller sent in a driver for Navalone, Kaitei Takara Sagashi and SOS.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

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Romset: 8 kb / 7 files / 5.87 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kaitein" sourcefile="warpwarp.c" cloneof="kaitei" romof="kaitei">
              <description>Kaitei Takara Sagashi (Namco license)</description>
              <manufacturer>K.K. Tokki (Namco license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="kaitein.p1" size="2048" crc="d88e10ae" sha1="76d6cd46b6e59e528e7a8fff9965375a1446a91d" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="kaitein.p2" size="2048" crc="aa9b5763" sha1="64a6c8f25b0510841dcce0b57505731aa0deeda7" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="kaitein.chr" size="2048" crc="3125af4d" sha1="9e6b161636665ee48d6bde2d5fc412fde382c687" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8080" clock="2048000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="geebee" name="Gee Bee Custom"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="272" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="6144000" htotal="384" hbend="0" hbstart="272" vtotal="264" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW2" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="2000" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4000" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6000" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW2" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="4"/>

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