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magdrop2: MAME ROM Information.


Magical Drop II (c) 1996 Data East.

Who says puzzle games can't be fast paced? This incredibly addictive puzzle game features hectic gameplay, cool graphics with awesome animations, fun music and different gameplay modes to choose from. Play it now but be warned, this is indeed one of the Neo-Geo's most addictive games ever!


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0221

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Catch balloons, [B] Throw balloons


Released on March 21, 1996 in Japan.

The characters are broad parodies of a few of the characters featured in the well-known Tarot cards.

Default highscore table (RANKING TOP5)

1 5000 D .E

2 4500 D .E

3 4000 D .E

4 3500 D .E

5 3000 D .E

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Magical Drop II - PCCB-00217) on 21/06/1996.


There are some serious differences between the Japanese version and the international versions of this game :

* The Japanese version has character specific endings.

* All characters feature their own voice in the Japanese version, the European version features 4 voice tracks for all characters (some of these in Spanish) & the USA version features a single voice track for all characters.

* The Japanese version features three main different gameplay modes: Puzzle, Vs & Challenge. All other versions only feature Puzzle & Vs as selectable gameplay modes.

* The Japanese version features three selectable skill levels for each gameplay mode (Easy, Normal & Difficult). All other versions only offer Easy & Normal skill settings.


* Bonus Characters : Enter the character selection screen. To play as Devil, Strength and Empress, highlight the following characters and press Down on each (in order) :

00 - The Fool

01 - Magician

02 - High Priestess

07 - Chariot

11 - Justice

17 - Sorceress

21 - World

* Play Against Black Clown : Don't lose a credit and after the battle against The Empress, Black Clown will appears.


1. Magical Drop (1995)

2. Magical Drop Plus 1! (1995)

3. Magical Drop II [Model NGM-221] (1996)

4. Magical Drop III [Model NGM-233] (1997)

5. Magical Drop F - Daibouken Mo Rakujyanai! (1999, Sony PlayStation)

7. Magical Drop V (2012)


Supervisor : Iwao Horita, Naomi Susa

Planner : Syungo Katagiri

Programmers : Tac. H, 3.2.1

Graphic Designers : S. Takeuchi, Asamin, Rie Sakurai, Mayu Sato, Hiroshi Hachiya

Sound : Koremasa, Hiroaki Yoshida (Maro), Shogo (Gamadelic)

* Character Voices :

The Fool and The Devil : Eri Tanaka

The Star : Mitsuyo Sunada

The Chariot : Nobuyuki Hiyama

The Magician : Isshin Chiba

The High Priestess and The World : Eriko

The Justice : Ring Ring

The Strength : Gorilla

The Empress : Rie Sakurai

The Black Clown : Kumiko Oka

* Foreign voices :

English : Steve Miller

Spanish : C. Amalia

Italian : B. Maurizio

Korean : K. Hyonsub, Maki

Cooperation : Magical Drop Staff

Special Thanks : Tomohiko Ebi, K. Oshima, Osada Erika, Kanari Minoru, Y. Kawai, Y. Sakamoto, Mayu Sato, H. Jinbo, Y. Sugahara, K. Tatsukawa, Makoto Nagao, H. Nakamoto, Shingo Mitsui, K. Minegishi, Masao


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (April 19, 1996) "Magical Drop II [Model NGH-221]"

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (May 24, 1996) "Magical Drop II [Model NGCD-221]"

SNK Neo-Geo CD [US] (May 24, 1996) "Magical Drop II [Model NGCD-221E]"

Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (September 20, 1996) "Magical Drop II [Model SHVC-AOKJ]"

Sega Saturn [JP] (September 27, 1996) "Magical Drop II [Model GS-9104]"

Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [JP] (May 25, 2010)

Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console][US] (November 29, 2010)

Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console][EU] (December 03, 2010)

* Others :

Mobile Phones [US] (March 11, 2004)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b7 [Santeri Saarimaa]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.35b12: Changed description to 'Magical Drop II'.

- 0.34RC2: Changed description to 'Magical Drop 2 / Toretate Zoukangou 2'.

- 0.34b7: Added Magical Drop 2 (Data East 1996).

Other Emulators:

* Calice

* FB Alpha

* Kawaks

* Nebula


Recommended Games (Puzzle Bobble):

Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble / Bust-A-Move

Puzzle Bobble 2 / Bust-A-Move Again

Puzzle Bobble 2

Puzzle Bobble 3

Puzzle Bobble 4

Super Puzzle Bobble

Candy Puzzle

Cookie & Bibi

Cookie & Bibi 2

Cookie & Bibi 3

XESS - The New Revolution (Cookie & Bibi)

Mouse Shooter GoGo

Puzzle De Pon!

Bang Bang Ball

Freeze (Atari)

Ghostlop (prototype)

Magical Drop II

Magical Drop III

Magic Bubble

Money Puzzle Exchanger

Bubble 2000

Land Maker

Multi 5 (Bubble Gum)

Puzzle Uo Poko

Puzzle De Bowling

Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble

Romset: 11008 kb / 6 files / 3.41 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="magdrop2" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" romof="neogeo">
              <description>Magical Drop II</description>
              <manufacturer>Data East Corporation</manufacturer>
              <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="221-p1.p1" size="524288" crc="7be82353" sha1="08ab39f52b893591c13a7d7aa26b20ce86e9ddf5" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="221-s1.s1" size="131072" crc="2a4063a3" sha1="0e09a7d88d85b1a2100888f4211960ea56ef978b" 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="221-m1.m1" size="131072" crc="bddae628" sha1="02c77e6aaaed43e39778bf83a3184e7c21db63d4" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="221-v1.v1" size="2097152" crc="7e5e53e4" sha1="72b063b2d4acaaf72a20d14ad5bfc90cb64d3fed" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="221-c1.c1" size="4194304" crc="1f862a14" sha1="1253e8b65d863d552d00dbdbfc5c168f5fc7edd1" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="221-c2.c2" size="4194304" crc="14b90536" sha1="e0d41f6b84d8261729f154b44ddd95c9b9c0714a" region="sprites" offset="1"/>
              <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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