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kurikintj: MAME ROM Information.


Kuri Kinton (c) 1988 Taito.

A scrolling fighting game from Taito. Fight your way through an underground fortress of evil ninjas, boxers, and other enemies to rescue your girlfriend.


Taito L System hardware

Board Number : J1100147A

Prom Stickers : B42

Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Honor League Gold Association'. Note that there is a Japanese dish called 'kuri-kinton' which is mashed sweet potatoes and chestnuts.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


The prototype version has :

* Difficulty very unoptimized.

* Dipswitches for invincibility and slow motion.

* No end credits.

* No water in level 2/3, only brown garbage instead.

* Some other minor things (graphic glitches vs. bosses, bad-oriented continue screen, etc.).

* The green carpet in level 2 isn't animated.


Creators : Wolf Kato, Crusher Ishikawa, Yasuyuki Hiwatashi

Hardwear designers : Hiroyuki Noguchi, Minoru Yoshimura

Sound designers : Masahiko Takagi, Yasuhisa Watanabe

Charactor designers : Seiji Kawakami, Yoshihiko Wakita, s.c. Mizutani, s.c. Tomita, s.c. Kimura, s.c. Kusano, Thanks Santasan

Publicity supervisor : Naoko Yoshida

Game designer : Kei. S


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 26, 2005; "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")

Sony PSP [JP] (January 5, 2006; "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b6 [Nicola Salmoria]

< Japan >

Artwork available


- Clone kurikinta: This one is for sure a prototype. Kale (ID 01067)


- 0.143u3: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.136u3: MASH fixed 'SERVICE SW ERROR' in Kuri Kinton.

- 0.130u4: Renamed (kurikina) to (kurikinta), (kurikinj) to (kurikintj) and (kurikinu) to (kurikintu).

- 17th February 2009: Mr. Do - Kiltron got extra busy this past month: Kuri Kinton artwork, courtesy of the BYOAC/CAG artwork.

- 0.122u2: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 6665280 Hz and Z80 CPU2 to 4MHz.

- 28th February 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed dipswitches and inputs in Kuri Kinton and Mermaid.

- 10th February 2002: Angelo Salese submitted a fix for the scrambled graphics in Kuri Kinton prototype.

- 0.59: Changed description of clone '(prototype?)' to '(World, prototype?)'. Added 'Bosses' messages' dipswitch.

- 0.55: Added clones Kuri Kinton (US) and (Japan). Added 512k gfx1 roms to version (World).

- 0.37b12: Added 'Difficulty' dipswitch.

- 0.37b11: Added 'Allow Continue' dipswitch.

- 0.37b6: Nicola Salmoria added Kuri Kinton (World) (Taito 1988) and clone (prototype?).

- 3rd August 2000: Nicola Salmoria fixed several graphics in the Taito L driver and added Kuri Kinton.

LEVELS: 1 (5 sub-areas)

Other Emulators:

* Raine

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Romset: 1344 kb / 5 files / 499.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kurikintj" sourcefile="taito_l.c" cloneof="kurikint" romof="kurikint">
              <description>Kuri Kinton (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b42-05.ic2" size="131072" crc="077222b8" sha1="953fb3444f6bb0dbe0323a0fd8fc3067b106a4f6" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b42-06.ic6" merge="b42-06.ic6" size="131072" crc="fa15fd65" sha1="a810d7315878212e4e5344a24addf117ea6baeab" region="maincpu" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="b42-07.ic22" merge="b42-07.ic22" size="65536" crc="0f2719c0" sha1="f870335a75f236f0059522f9a577dee7ca3acb2f" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b42-01.ic1" merge="b42-01.ic1" size="524288" crc="7d1a1fec" sha1="28311b07673686c18988400d0254533a454f07f4" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b42-02.ic5" merge="b42-02.ic5" size="524288" crc="1a52e65c" sha1="20a1fc4d02b5928fb01444079692e23d178c6297" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="6665280"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2203" clock="3000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bosses' messages" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Times" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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