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kengo: MAME ROM Information.


Ken-Go (c) 1991 Irem.


Irem M-84 system hardware

Main CPU : V30 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in February 1991.

Developed by Nanao Corporation.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Master Fencer'.

This game is known as "Lightning Sword" in Europe.


From highscore table : Hiroron, Miekun, Sakotan, Kimichan, Kazukun, Nanao Corp, ORS, Yoriko, Okami, X Chan


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.53 [Bryan McPhail, Nicola Salmoria]


- 0.141u1: Alex Jackson added a mostly complete NEC V25/V35 CPU core, added working sound to Batsugun and hooked up proper V35-controlled interrupts in Ken-Go. Changed V35 CPU1 clock speed to 16MHz.

- 0.140u3: Alex Jackson implemented a preliminary V25/V35 CPU core. Replaced V30 CPU with V35.

- 0.53: Bryan McPhail and Nicola Salmoria added Ken-Go (Irem 1991).

- 0.36b9: Added Ken-Go (Testdriver).

LEVELS: 5 (must be finished twice)

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Romset: 1472 kb / 12 files / 677.0 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kengo" sourcefile="m72.c">
              <rom name="ken_d-h0.rom" size="131072" crc="f4ddeea5" sha1="bcf016e40886e11c171f2f50de39ac0d8cabcdd1" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ken_d-l0.rom" size="131072" crc="04dc0f81" sha1="b296529f0bc26d53b344449dfa5a08eca70f30d8" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ken_d-sp.rom" size="65536" crc="233ca1cf" sha1="4ebb6162773bd586a10016ccd77998a9b880f474" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ken_m31.rom" size="131072" crc="e00b95a6" sha1="6efcd8d58f8ebe3a42c60a0aa790b42c0e132777" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ken_m21.rom" size="131072" crc="d7722f87" sha1="8606a53b8630934d2b5dfc986bd92ac4142f67e2" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="ken_m32.rom" size="131072" crc="30a844c4" sha1="72b2caba3ee7a229ca56f004516dea8d3f0a7ba6" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="ken_m22.rom" size="131072" crc="a00dac85" sha1="0c1ed852795046926f62843f6b256cbeecf9ebcf" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="ken_m51.rom" size="131072" crc="1646cf4f" sha1="d240cb2bad3e766128e8e40aa7b1bf4f3b9a5559" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ken_m57.rom" size="131072" crc="a9f88d90" sha1="c8d4a96fe55fed4b7499550f3c74b03d10306757" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="ken_m66.rom" size="131072" crc="e9d17645" sha1="fbe18d6691686a1c458d4a91169c9850698b5ca7" region="gfx2" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="ken_m64.rom" size="131072" crc="df46709b" sha1="e7c2cd752e765bf7b8ff24637305d61031ce0baa" region="gfx2" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="ken_m14.rom" size="131072" crc="6651e9b7" sha1="c42009f986c9a9f35732d5cd717d548536469b1c" region="samples" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="V35" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="m72" name="M72 Custom"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="256" refresh="55.017606" pixclock="8000000" htotal="512" hbend="64" hbstart="448" vtotal="284" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="Very Easy" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="512" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="12288">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="12288" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="49152">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="49152" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="61440">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="40960"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="45056"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="49152"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="53248"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="57344"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins to Start/1 to Continue" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="12288"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="61440" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="36864"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="28672"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="24576"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="20480"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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