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kotm: MAME ROM Information.


King of the Monsters (c) 1991 SNK.

If "Rampage" were a beat-'em-up and set in Japan, it would be King of the Monsters. Destroy the city while destroying your opponent!


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0016

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]

2 players - 4 buttons per player (3 usables).

[JOYSTICK] 8-way, [A] Punch [B] Kick [C] Run


Released in February 1991.


1. King of the Monsters [Model NGM-016] (1991)

2. King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing [Model NGM-039] (1992)


Producer & Director : Hamachi Papa

Chiff designer : Mitsuzo

Main designer : Tomomi

Background designers : Taka, Sakai

Character designers : Joe Toshiaki, Cagamaru, Yu-Zo, Y-Tick, Fuziki Boke

Main programmer : Makoto

Assistant programmer : Yamatan

Sound creaters : Tarukun, Konny, Ten6 Jaguars

Special thanks : Y. Ebara, H. Tanaka, M. Yokoyama, Yoko Hiro


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (July 1, 1991; "King of the Monsters [Model NGH-016]")

Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (July 31, 1992; "King of the Monsters [Model SHVC-KM]")

Sega Mega Drive [JP] (Nov. 26, 1993; "King of the Monsters [Model G-4104]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [US] May 05, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLUS-21724]"

Sony PSP [US] May 05, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULUS-10338]"

Sony PlayStation 2 [KO] May 29, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLKA-25424]"

Nintendo Wii [US] July 29, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model RVL-P-RNCE]"

Sony PSP [EU] Oct. 17, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULES-01105]"

Nintendo Wii [EU] Oct. 31, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model RVL-P-RJZP]"

Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] Nov. 21, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLES-55232]"

Sony PSP [JP] May. 21, 2009 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULJS-193]"

* Computers :

PC (2000)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b1 [The Shin Emu Keikaku team]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.143u2: Fixed rom names.

- 13th June 2011: Smitdogg - We got a prototype cart of King of Monsters.

- 0.125u5: Johnboy removed BAD_DUMP from King of the Monsters, added correct m1 CPU2 rom.

- 0.69u3: Razoola added clone King of the Monsters (set 2). Changed parent description to 'King of the Monsters (set 1)'.

- 0.37b9: Replaced MGD2 dump with a MVS dump.

- 0.35b3: Renamed (kingofm) to (kotm).

- 0.34b2: Changed description to 'King of the Monsters'.

- 0.34b1: Added King of Monsters (SNK 1991).


Other Emulators:

* Calice

* FB Alpha

* Kawaks

* Nebula

Recommended Games (Dinosaurs):

Daikaiju no Gyakushu


Rampage: World Tour

Prehistoric Isle in 1930

Prehistoric Isle 2


King of the Monsters

King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing


Ultra Toukon Densetsu

Dino Rex

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

Dyna Gear

King of Dynast Gear


Jurassic Park

The Lost World

Jurassic Park 3

Primal Rage

Primal Rage 2

Romset: 7040 kb / 10 files / 3.75 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kotm" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" romof="neogeo">
              <description>King of the Monsters (set 1)</description>
              <biosset name="euro" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 2)" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
              <rom name="sp-s2.sp1" merge="sp-s2.sp1" bios="euro" size="131072" crc="9036d879" sha1="4f5ed7105b7128794654ce82b51723e16e389543" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-s.sp1" merge="sp-s.sp1" bios="euro-s1" size="131072" crc="c7f2fa45" sha1="09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="usa_2slt.bin" merge="usa_2slt.bin" bios="us" size="131072" crc="e72943de" sha1="5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-e.sp1" merge="sp-e.sp1" bios="us-e" size="131072" crc="2723a5b5" sha1="5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="asia-s3.rom" merge="asia-s3.rom" bios="asia" size="131072" crc="91b64be3" sha1="720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vs-bios.rom" merge="vs-bios.rom" bios="japan" size="131072" crc="f0e8f27d" sha1="ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-j2.sp1" merge="sp-j2.sp1" bios="japan-s2" size="131072" crc="acede59c" sha1="b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp1.jipan.1024" merge="sp1.jipan.1024" bios="japan-s1" size="131072" crc="9fb0abe4" sha1="18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-45.sp1" merge="sp-45.sp1" bios="mv1c" size="524288" crc="03cc9f6a" sha1="cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="japan-j3.bin" merge="japan-j3.bin" bios="japan-j3" size="131072" crc="dff6d41f" sha1="e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" merge="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" bios="japan-hotel" size="131072" crc="162f0ebe" sha1="fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3" size="131072" crc="27664eb5" sha1="5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3o" size="131072" crc="601720ae" sha1="1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_2" size="131072" crc="2d50996a" sha1="5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_1" size="131072" crc="8dabf76b" sha1="c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_3" size="131072" crc="b24b44a0" sha1="eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2" size="131072" crc="4fa698e9" sha1="682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2o" size="131072" crc="e19d3ce9" sha1="af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_1" size="131072" crc="5dda0d84" sha1="4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="016-p1.p1" size="524288" crc="1b818731" sha1="b98b1b33c0301fd79aac908f6b635dd00d1cb08d" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="016-p2.p2" size="131072" crc="12afdc2b" sha1="3a95f5910cbb9f17e63ddece995c6e120fa2f622" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="016-s1.s1" size="131072" crc="1a2eeeb3" sha1="8d2b96d395020197bc59294b6b0c8d62b1d8d4dd" region="fixed" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sfix.sfix" merge="sfix.sfix" size="131072" crc="c2ea0cfd" sha1="fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3" region="fixedbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sm1.sm1" merge="sm1.sm1" size="131072" crc="94416d67" sha1="42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf" region="audiobios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="016-m1.m1" size="131072" crc="9da9ca10" sha1="88b915827d529f39c365d3e41197d5461e07a085" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="016-v1.v1" size="1048576" crc="86c0a502" sha1="7fe2db0c64aefdd14d6c36f7fcd6442591e9a014" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="016-v2.v2" size="1048576" crc="5bc23ec5" sha1="f4ff5d20587469daa026d5c812739335ce53cfdf" region="ymsnd" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="016-c1.c1" size="1048576" crc="71471c25" sha1="bc8e3fee56b33ef2bac5b4b852339d2fbcd09b7c" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="016-c2.c2" size="1048576" crc="320db048" sha1="d6b43834de6f5442e23ca8fb26b3a36e96790d8d" region="sprites" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="016-c3.c3" size="1048576" crc="98de7995" sha1="e33edf4d36c82196d2b474e37be180a05976f558" region="sprites" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="016-c4.c4" size="1048576" crc="070506e2" sha1="3a2ec365e1d87a9c5ce1ee9bea88402a8eef4ed7" region="sprites" offset="200001"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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