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lupin3a: MAME ROM Information.


Lupin III (c) 1980 Taito.


Prom Stickers : LP12-LP18

Main CPU : 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SN76477 (@ 1.9968 Mhz), discrete circuitry

Video resolution : 224 x 260 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.54 Hz

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1 (MAGIC BUTTON)


Released in April 1980.

Also released as a Cocktail model : "T.T Lupin III".

Based, sort of, on Lupin III, one of the most famous manga/anime series of all time. Lupin is a descendant of Arsene Lupin, a thief who was the main character of mystery novels written by Maurice LeBlanc. Monkey Punch (Katou Kazuhiko), Lupin III's creator, used the Lupin name without permission, and the estate of LeBlanc agreed not to raise too much of a fuss so long as Lupin III remained in Japan. This is why early US/European releases of Lupin titles changed his name to things like 'The Wolf' and 'Rupan'. The copyrights to the Arsene Lupin name have since passed into the public domain.

The Lupin III manga began in 1967, running in Manga Action. The first TV series began in 1971, and ran for 23 episodes. A second TV series began in 1977, and ran for 155 episodes. The first animated Lupin III movie (there had already been an old black-and-white live-action movie) was Lupin Vs. The Clones (more commonly known to US/European audiences as 'Mystery of Mamo') came out in 1978, and was followed in 1979 by the most famous animated version of Lupin, The Castle of Cagliostro. Footage from these two movies were used to make the laserdisc game Cliff Hanger. So Lupin was at the height of his popularity when this game was released.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.132u2 [Hau, Team Japump]

0.33b3 [Al Kossow, Brad Oliver]

Artwork available

Samples required (Invaders)


- 2nd July 2009: Smitdogg - Some stuff Team Japump has been doing lately... They got Lupin III for help with the discrete sound and the recent clone added.

- 0.132u2: Hau and Team Japump added Lupin III (set 1). Renamed (lupin3) to (lupin3a).

- 9th July 2008: Mr. Do - A LONG time ago, ThePinnyParlour sent me a scan of a Lupin III bezel. The scan was a bit soft, and the original source is no longer available, so I did the best I could with this one. (Didn't want TPP's hard work to go to waste).

- 0.123u6: Added 2x 'Unused' dipswitch.

- 0.113u2: Zsolt Vasvari fixed Lupin III crash due to invalid sample. Changed 8080 CPU clock speed to 1996800 Hz, visible area to 224x260 and VSync to 59.541985 Hz.

- 0.111u1: Added Samples (Invaders) and SN76477 sound.

- 0.37b1: Zsolt Vasvari fixed colors in Lupin III. Changed Double 4-way Joystick to 4-way and 1 button. Changed palettesize from 256 to 8 colors. Removed Invaders Samples sound.

- 0.36: Added 2nd player.

- 0.35b13: Changed 4-way Joystick to Double 4-way.

- 0.33b3: Al Kossow and Brad Oliver added Lupin III (Taito 1980).

- 24th April 1998: Dumped Lupin III (set 2).

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Romset: 14 kb / 8 files / 10.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="lupin3a" sourcefile="8080bw.c" cloneof="lupin3" romof="lupin3" sampleof="invaders">
              <description>Lupin III (set 2)</description>
              <rom name="lp12.bin" size="2048" crc="68a7f47a" sha1="dce99b3810331d7603fa468f1dea984e571f709b" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="lp13.bin" size="2048" crc="cae9a17b" sha1="a333ba7db45325996e3254ab36162bb7577e8a38" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="lp14.bin" size="2048" crc="3553b9e4" sha1="6affb5b6caf08f365c0dce669e44046295c3df91" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="lp15.bin" size="2048" crc="acbeef64" sha1="50d78cdc9938285b6bf9fa81fa0f6c30b23e0756" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="lp16.bin" size="2048" crc="19fcdc54" sha1="2f18ee8158321fff68886ffe793724001e8b18c2" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="lp17.bin" merge="lp06.31" size="2048" crc="66289ab2" sha1="fc9b4a7b7a08d43f34beaf1a8e68ed0ff6148534" region="maincpu" offset="4800"/>
              <rom name="lp18.bin" size="2048" crc="2f07b4ba" sha1="982e4c437b39b45e23d15af1b2fc8c7aa3034559" region="maincpu" offset="5000"/>
              <sample name="1"/>
              <sample name="2"/>
              <sample name="3"/>
              <sample name="4"/>
              <sample name="5"/>
              <sample name="6"/>
              <sample name="7"/>
              <sample name="8"/>
              <sample name="9"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8080" clock="1996800"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="snsnd" name="SN76477"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="260" height="224" refresh="59.541985" pixclock="4992000" htotal="320" hbend="0" hbstart="260" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bags To Collect" tag="IN2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Language" tag="IN2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="English" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Japanese" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability (Cheat)" tag="IN2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <configuration name="Cabinet" tag="CAB" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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