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lordofk: MAME ROM Information.


The Lord of King (c) 11/1989 Jaleco.

An evil wizard is causing terror in a faraway land. Only you, a brave legendary warrior has the strength and courage to face him and his powerful demons in order to restore peace. Features colourful graphics, a cool soundtrack and excellent 'hack & slash' action. Fans of fantasy action games will love it! :)


Jaleco Mega System 1-A hardware

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 7 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.5 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 30.303 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 1024

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


This game is known in US as "The Astyanax".


Producer & Director : Tokuhiro Takemori

Game designers : Tokuhiro Takemori, Nenko

Graphic designers : Nenko, Ns Naochan, Kan-Chan, Tomoko Sugoh

Programmed by : Satoru K.

Music composed by : Kiyoshi Yokoyama


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1989)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b5 [Luca Elia]

0.35b4 [Luca Elia]

Artwork available


- 0.143u6: Angelo Salese added preliminary MCU handshake simulation sequence for Astyanax and removed ROM patches.

- 0.129u1: Changed 'Unknown' dipswitches to 'Unused'.

- 15th July 2007: Mr. Do - We have a Astyanax bezel courtesy of the BYOAC/CAG artwork, cleaned up nicely by DaPlumber.

- 0.105u3: Added 'Test Mode' dipswitch.

- 0.65: Added new prom ($0 - priority).

- 0.36b14: Changed 68000 CPU1 clock speed to 12MHz and 68000 CPU2 to 7MHz. Added 3rd button.

- 0.36b7: Changed 68000 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 8MHz.

- 0.36b5: Luca Elia added 'The Astyanax' (Jaleco 1989) and clone The Lord of King (Japan).

- 0.35b4: Luca Elia added 'The Astyanax' (Testdriver).


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Romset: 2689 kb / 24 files / 1018.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="lordofk" sourcefile="megasys1.c" cloneof="astyanax" romof="astyanax">
              <description>The Lord of King (Japan)</description>
              <rom name="lokj02.bin" size="131072" crc="0d7f9b4a" sha1="551f237cd60e3b9aa339e393a672b08645b043cc" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="lokj01.bin" size="131072" crc="bed3cb93" sha1="ad4dbdacded60289ebf245111ce4543151b9456a" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="lokj03.bin" size="131072" crc="d8702c91" sha1="bdf0ed1f116b0c8589a5b6c61e6f441b5afa38cb" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="lokj04.bin" size="131072" crc="eccbf8c9" sha1="f37fb6a536f6344d6d68c8193de4db5d70b29c0a" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="astyan5.bin" merge="astyan5.bin" size="65536" crc="11c74045" sha1="00310a08a1c9a08050004e39b111b940142f8dea" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan6.bin" merge="astyan6.bin" size="65536" crc="eecd4b16" sha1="2078e900b53347aad008a8ce7191f4e5541d4df0" region="soundcpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="m50747" size="4096" status="nodump" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan11.bin" merge="astyan11.bin" size="131072" crc="5593fec9" sha1="8fa5bfa8921c6f03ddf485276207978e345887d5" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan12.bin" merge="astyan12.bin" size="131072" crc="e8b313ec" sha1="ee690e284ab05db858aad4f0a0b24681c14f93c8" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="astyan13.bin" merge="astyan13.bin" size="131072" crc="5f3496c6" sha1="56f2beb2a6224cd77ee7fb56ed2685b78271c27a" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="astyan14.bin" merge="astyan14.bin" size="131072" crc="29a09ec2" sha1="6eab93fdc3491da54ca4da8a2a04a095b85aee57" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="astyan15.bin" merge="astyan15.bin" size="131072" crc="0d316615" sha1="64e6c2a836ba91e17277c7a9fd65cfb6faa88c04" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan16.bin" merge="astyan16.bin" size="131072" crc="ba96e8d9" sha1="da1e8bfc2861df267b11991ddc9329101a6ad0c8" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="astyan17.bin" merge="astyan17.bin" size="131072" crc="be60ba06" sha1="205fb6fe3fe27ef40346c2ccd61168477cd83ac1" region="gfx2" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="astyan18.bin" merge="astyan18.bin" size="131072" crc="3668da3d" sha1="4e8328851b26985b3a2d56d398411fbaeae8012c" region="gfx2" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="astyan19.bin" merge="astyan19.bin" size="131072" crc="98158623" sha1="e9088d0d4b8c07bd21398f68966cb8633716a9b7" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan20.bin" merge="astyan20.bin" size="131072" crc="c1ad9aa0" sha1="b19bc564ccb3fdb06300a64ccd672aace734393f" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan21.bin" merge="astyan21.bin" size="131072" crc="0bf498ee" sha1="9d7e25e97cec6056d7b9abd36f5a1e4c162b70a3" region="gfx4" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="astyan22.bin" merge="astyan22.bin" size="131072" crc="5f04d9b1" sha1="1f58a49a01129f8ef921f3bc284c299393213af3" region="gfx4" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="astyan23.bin" merge="astyan23.bin" size="131072" crc="7bd4d1e7" sha1="888a2224cca41db19d84da344db657d924dcc019" region="gfx4" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="astyan9.bin" merge="astyan9.bin" size="131072" crc="a10b3f17" sha1="6b548d99f0c10f15d14f1a14d494f3348ea8e484" region="oki1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan10.bin" merge="astyan10.bin" size="131072" crc="4f704e7a" sha1="10a3cabb087b065fb28d2838c476125e051cbbf8" region="oki1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="astyan7.bin" merge="astyan7.bin" size="131072" crc="319418cc" sha1="4056948e12f2191eecd2f4140a7de4340ab1554f" region="oki2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="astyan8.bin" merge="astyan8.bin" size="131072" crc="5e5d2a22" sha1="fc039d804fdcb8ce089e4436260d64408640b264" region="oki2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="rd.bpr" merge="rd.bpr" size="512" crc="85b30ac4" sha1="b03f577ceb0f26b67453ffa52ef61fea76a93184" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="68000" clock="7000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="oki1" name="OKI6295" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="oki2" name="OKI6295" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="30k 70k 110k then every 30k" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50k 100k then every 40k" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Swap 1P/2P Controls" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="1792">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="1024"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="1792" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="14336">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="14336" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Mode" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="1024"/>

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