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kidniki: MAME ROM Information.


Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (c) 1986 Irem.


Irem M-62 system hardware

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6803 (@ 894.886 Khz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 894.886 Khz), (2x) MSM5205 (@ 384 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in December 1986.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (R-Type : Irem Game Music - 28XA-199) on 25/01/1988.

Official products:

Kaiketsu Yanchamaru (Irem Corp.)

Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (Irem Corp.)

Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (Data East USA)

Unofficial products:

Little Hero! (HB Corp.)


In Kid Niki - Radical Ninja, Kid Niki has spiky hair and a little rat tail. In the Japanese version ("Kaiketsu Yanchamaru"), Kid Niki has a more traditional Japanese haircut.


1. Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (1986)

2. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2 - Karakuri Land (1991, Nintendo Famicom)

3. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 - Taiketsu! Zouringen (1993, Nintendo Famicom)


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1987)

Nintendo Game Boy

* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1987)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.102u3 [Stefan Lindberg]

0.34b8 [Phil Stroffolino]


* Add drum samples


- On real hardware it is possible to see the shape of his hair when in the darkness during the title sequence. Stefan Lindberg (ID 00200)


- 0.102u3: Stefan Lindberg added 'Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (World)'. Renamed (kidniki) to (kidnikiu).

- 0.92u1: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added clone Little Hero.

- 12th February 2005: f205v Corrado and Tomaselli dumped Little Hero.

- 0.90u2: Nicola Salmoria fixed priority bug in Kid Niki and crash on last level.

- 0.37b6: Changed clock speed of the M6803 CPU2 and the 2x AY-8910 to 894886 Hz.

- 0.36b10: Added clone Kaiketsu Yanchamaru (Japan). Changed parent description to 'Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (US)'.

- 0.35b13: Changed description to 'Kid Niki - Radical Ninja'.

- 0.35b2: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 4MHz. Added 3rd coin slot. Known issues: Kid Niki crashes/messes up in the confrontation with the final boss. Reason unknown.

- 0.35b1: Changed VSync to 55Hz. Added proms ($620, 820 - unknown and video timing).

- 0.34RC1: Dave W. added high score saving to Kid Niki.

- 0.34b8: Phil Stroffolino added 'Kid Niki, Radical Ninja' (Data East 1986).


- You are a tatally rad ninja swordsman. Princess Margo is being held captive by the Stone Wizard. Save her!


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* FB Alpha

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Romset: 515 kb / 34 files / 206.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kidniki" sourcefile="m62.c">
              <description>Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (World)</description>
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              <rom name="dr00.3a" size="16384" crc="458309f7" sha1="7dfd77e0cd76a4b6f913eb434ac20ef5a172e2f0" region="iremsound" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="dr01.3cd" size="16384" crc="e66897bd" sha1="04ea4a857a94d4e884fb28623ec6195dae701e25" region="iremsound" offset="8000"/>
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              <rom name="dr10.4n" size="16384" crc="820ce252" sha1="910dbb910fdfcf9542360c0cd78c58c93d1d0c26" region="gfx3" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="dr25.3f" size="256" crc="8e91430b" sha1="a7a1567a0fd31cd65260f3ddb5280368704378bd" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dr30.1m" size="256" crc="28c73263" sha1="ffeb8d1310759bf20b1624ab92fc91078726679c" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="dr26.3h" size="256" crc="b563b93f" sha1="86aefdaa63b35fe82f9f70eff3e4c14629f7a184" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="dr31.1n" size="256" crc="3529210e" sha1="3042ec941bdcb873077e77cffe36d4a28298bbbb" region="proms" offset="300"/>
              <rom name="dr27.3j" size="256" crc="70d668ef" sha1="2cc647f2708932105bb9a5130aacc5a8a160e418" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="dr29.1l" size="256" crc="1173a754" sha1="dbb7d02b72ae1842e0d17aee324a5b85ff2a2178" region="proms" offset="500"/>
              <rom name="dr32.5p" size="32" crc="11cd1f2e" sha1="45ceb84ff373127ff370610c1ce8d83fc6045bcb" region="proms" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="dr28.8f" size="512" crc="6cef0fbd" sha1="0c5c63a203e7bd852a3574c18f212487caf529ca" region="proms" offset="620"/>
              <rom name="dr33.6f" size="256" crc="34d88d3c" sha1="727f4c5cfff33538886fa0a29fd119aa085d7008" region="proms" offset="820"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="iremsound" name="M6803" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="irem_audio" name="Irem Audio"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="894886"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="894886"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="msm1" name="MSM5205" clock="384000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="msm2" name="MSM5205" clock="384000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="256" refresh="55.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW2" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="DSW2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Repeats" tag="DSW2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="16" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze (Cheat)" tag="DSW2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability (Cheat)" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" 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="DSW1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="50000" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="80000" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW1" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="5 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="Coin B" tag="DSW1" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW1" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8 Coins/3 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/3 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="512"/>

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