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Kirameki Star Road - Intro Club (c) 1997 Taito.

Kirameki Star Road is a music trivia game for one or two players where the player assumes the role of a music talent scout. At the start of the game the player chooses one of three girls to promote as a new music idol. The object of the game is to listen to a piece of popular music and select the correct musician or title for the song before the timer runs out. After getting a set number of questions right, the player will be rated on their performance and will be shown how the girls popularity is advancing within certain demographics.

At each new stage the player gets to pick the genre from which the music selections will be pooled from and also gets to see the selected girl in a new costume. In the first stage the girl is scouted in her school uniform, the second stage involves a swimsuit audition, and later stage costumes are decided by the genre of music selected for that stage.

At certain stages in the game, the player is treated to a mini-game instead of the usual trivia. Stage three is a dance stage, where the player is shown a combination of joystick and button moves and must then repeat them from memory. Stage six is a photo shoot stage, where the player must attempt to frame the girl in a series of photos as the camera quickly shifts around. And Stage eight requires the player to shake off nosy tabloid paparazzi.

Each mistake in the trivia or mini games leads to a lost life. The game is over once a player looses all their lives.


Taito F3 System hardware

Game ID : F3-System No. 17

Prom Stickers : E44

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 58.97 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in August 1997.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Glittering Star Road - Intro Club'.

One charater wears the clothes of Cindy from Taito's famous fighting game "Psychic Force".


Music by : Tamayo Kawamoto


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

< Japan >

Artwork available


- The background in the lower half of the dance game and the middle demonstration screen is not neatly displayed. Kanikani (ID 02576)


- 0.105u1: Changed description to 'Kirameki Star Road (Ver 2.10J 1997/08/29)'.

- 0.57: Uki fixed sound in Kirameki. Fixed cpu2/sound1 roms loading.

- 20th November 2001: Uki fixed sound banking in Kirameki Star Road.

- 16th January 2001: Bryan McPhail fixed some memory corrupting bugs in the Taito F3 driver.

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added Kirameki Star Road (Japan) (Taito 1997).

- 15th January 2001: Bryan McPhail finally submitted his Taito F3 driver, which is not graphically perfect and crashes hard sometimes but has complete ES5505 sound emulation thanks to Aaron Giles, Ian Schmidt and R. Belmont. Not all games are working due to 68020 core bugs, but these are: Ring Rage, Arabian Magic, Riding Fight, Grid Seeker: Project Stormhammer, Gunlock / Rayforce, Super Cup Finals / Hat Trick Hero '93, Top Ranking Stars, Light Bringer, Kaiser Knuckle / Global Champion, Bubble Bobble 2 / Bubble Symphony, Space Invaders DX, Taito Power Goal / Hat Trick Hero '95, Quiz Theater - 3tsu no Monogatari, Akkanvader, Moriguchi Hiroko no Quiz de Hyuu!Hyuu!, Puzzle Bobble 2 / Bust-A-Move Again, Puzzle Bobble 2X, Kyukyoku Tiger 2, Bubble Memories, Cleopatra Fortune, Puzzle Bobble 3, Arkanoid Returns, Kirameki Star Road, Puchi Carat and Pop 'N Pop.

Romset: 40960 kb / 21 files / 12.0 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kirameki" sourcefile="taito_f3.c">
              <description>Kirameki Star Road (Ver 2.10J 1997/08/29)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="e44-19.20" size="524288" crc="2f3b239a" sha1="fb79955eba377d429ece04553251146b406143b1" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e44-18.19" size="524288" crc="3137c8bc" sha1="5f5cb47e214fe116cf985e847fa8340cf2ea5a64" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e44-17.18" size="524288" crc="5905cd20" sha1="52545622d3c7a31a9e95ab48e7251f1eae2c25b4" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="e44-16.17" size="524288" crc="5e9ac3fd" sha1="3c45707d0d260961df99249978c7e8f51dd1720e" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="e44-06.12" size="4194304" crc="80526d58" sha1="d32bf1e6494848b6e258b747245742310398be22" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e44-04.8" size="4194304" crc="28c7c295" sha1="90189ae26833499218b2236d48ce500a2eea3235" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e44-05.11" size="2097152" crc="0fbc2b26" sha1="0edd67213a9eba15fff0931a07608f9523ae1d95" region="gfx1" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="e44-03.7" size="2097152" crc="d9e63fb0" sha1="f2d8c30a4aaa2090673d5d2b1071e586a05c0236" region="gfx1" offset="800001"/>
              <rom name="e44-02.4" size="4194304" crc="5481efde" sha1="560a1b8acf672781e912dca51599b5aa4d69520a" region="gfx1" offset="1200000"/>
              <rom name="e44-01.3" size="2097152" crc="c4bdf727" sha1="793a22a30ef44db818cfac96ff8e9d2f99cb672f" region="gfx1" offset="1600000"/>
              <rom name="e44-14.47" size="2097152" crc="4597c034" sha1="3c16c20969df9e439d42a89e649146319df1b996" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e44-12.45" size="2097152" crc="7160a181" sha1="d4a351f38219694d6545b4c502c0ba0a7f0bdfd0" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e44-13.46" size="1048576" crc="0b016c4e" sha1="670d1741376cf929adad3c5e45f921ed4b317d31" region="gfx2" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="e44-11.44" size="1048576" crc="34d84143" sha1="d553ab2da9188b1881f70802637d46574a42787e" region="gfx2" offset="400001"/>
              <rom name="e44-10.43" size="2097152" crc="326f738e" sha1="29c0c870341345eba10993446fecee08b6f13027" region="gfx2" offset="900000"/>
              <rom name="e44-09.42" size="1048576" crc="a8e68eb7" sha1="843bbb8a61bd4b9cbb14c7242281ce0c83c432ff" region="gfx2" offset="b00000"/>
              <rom name="e44-20.51" size="524288" crc="4df7e051" sha1="db0f5758458764a1c04116d5d5bbb20d4d36c875" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="e44-21.52" size="524288" crc="d31b94b8" sha1="41ee381d10254dc6e7163c5f353568539a96fc20" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="e44-15.53" size="2097152" crc="5043b608" sha1="a328b8cc27ba1620a75a17cdf8571e217c42b9fd" region="audiocpu" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="e44-07.38" size="4194304" crc="a9e28544" sha1="0dc3e1755a93fda310d26ed5f95dd211c05e579e" region="ensoniq.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e44-08.39" size="4194304" crc="33ba3037" sha1="b4bbc4198929938607c444edf159ff40f53235d7" region="ensoniq.0" offset="800000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ensoniq" name="ES5505" clock="15238050"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="58.970000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="4095" sensitivity="25" keydelta="25"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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