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maniacsq: MAME ROM Information.


Maniac Square (c) 1992 Gaelco.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 13 Mhz)

Sound Chips : GAELCO (@ 13 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.10 Hz

Palette colors : 65520

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Releases in April 1992.

The final version (that is very different) was released in 1996, 4 years after the prototype (see Updates section for more info).

Default highscore table (RANKING) :


1 PAB 200

2 TOM 180

3 RIC 160

4 JPC 140

5 EVM 120

6 JQB 100

7 GIF 80

8 ARJ 60

9 GOJ 40


Differences between the Prototype version (Game ID : 922804/2) and the final release :

* The Prototype uses a OKI6295 @ 8 Khz instead of the GAELCO @ 13 Mhz.

* The Prototype has a very different soundtrack, which creates a different atmosphere when playing the game (Prototype has guitar music, Final release has folk songs, such as Barnacle Bill).

* In the Prototype version there is a digital scoreboard that was not there in the final version.

* In the final release, there are no special blocks and helps.

* In the final release, when only one player plays, the playing area is centered in the screen.

* In the final release, when there is only one player playing the game, the screen has only one playing field.

* The final release is an endurance game, while the Prototype is ala Tetris from Atari, a levels game.


Programmers : Tomas Cepeda, Pablo Martinez, Raul Izquierdo

Graphic designer : Gerardo Oporto


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.63 [Manuel Abadia]

0.37b7 [?]


- 0.133u1: Brian Troha added DIP locations to Maniac Square and clone.

- 0.63: Manuel Abadia added Maniac Square (unprotected) (Gaelco 1996) and clone (prototype).

- 0.37b7: Added Maniac Square (Prototype) (Testdriver).

- 30th July 2000: Manuel Abadia sent in a Gaelco driver for Maniac Square.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

Romset: 1536 kb / 6 files / 897.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="maniacsq" sourcefile="gaelco2.c">
              <description>Maniac Square (unprotected)</description>
              <rom name="d8-d15.1m" size="131072" crc="9121d1b6" sha1="ad8f0d996b6d42fc0c6645466608e82ca96e0b66" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d0-d7.1m" size="131072" crc="a95cfd2a" sha1="b5bad76f12d2a1f6bf6b35482f2f933ceb00e552" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="d0-d7.4m" size="524288" crc="d8551b2f" sha1="78b5b07112bd89fed18055180e7cc64f8e0bd0b1" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d8-d15.4m" size="524288" crc="b269c427" sha1="b7f9501529fbb7ee82700cff82740ba5770cf3c5" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="d16-d23.1m" size="131072" crc="af4ea5e7" sha1="ffaf09dc2588e32c124e7dd2f86ba009f1b8b176" region="gfx1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="d24-d31.1m" size="131072" crc="578c3588" sha1="c2e1fba29f21d6822677886fb2d26e050b336c14" region="gfx1" offset="180000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="13000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="gaelco" name="Gaelco GAE1"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="240" refresh="59.100000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="IN0" mask="3840">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="1792"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="2048"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="2304"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="1280"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="3840" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="1536"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="3584"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="3328"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="3072"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="2816"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="2560"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Disabled or Free Play (if Coin B too)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="IN0" mask="61440">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="28672"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="36864"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="20480"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="61440" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="24576"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="57344"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="53248"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="49152"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="45056"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="40960"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Disabled or Free Play (if Coin A too)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="IN1" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN1" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN1" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN1" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="IN1" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8192" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="1P Continue" tag="IN1" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="16384" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="IN1" 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="65520"/>

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