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mariner: MAME ROM Information.


Mariner (c) 1981 Amenip.

An old horizontally scrolling shoot'em up with a vertically scrolling background. The player has to guide a submarine armed with torpedoes and missiles through five levels while fighting different underwater terrors. At the end of each area the boss-submarine appears.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 114

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Mariner is known in US as "800 Fathoms".

When you run the game for the first time, all score ranking entries are set to 10000 pts.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.35b1 [Zsolt Vasvari]


* Complete sound (discret components)


- 0.145u8: Tafoid fixed crash before OK in Mariner and clone.

- 0.139u3: Changed AY-3-8910A clock speed to 1536000 Hz.

- 0.122u7: RansAckeR verified DIP locations from manuals for clone 800 Fathoms.

- 0.37b16: Changed palettesize from 112 to 114 colors.

- 0.37b2: Added clone 800 Fathoms. Added user1 and user2 prom ($0 - background color and char banking/star placement). Changed palettesize from 106 to 112 colors. Fixed rom names.

- 3rd May 2000: Zsolt Vasvari added another romset of Mariner to the driver.

- 0.35b2: Gerald Vanderick added accurate colors to Mariner. Added prom tm.t4 ($0) and changed palettesize to 106 colors.

- 0.35b1: Zsolt Vasvari added Mariner (Amenip 1981). Known issues: GFX banking not figured out. Sound seems incomplete.

- 12th August 1998: Dumped Mariner.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

Recommended Games (Submarine):

Sea Wolf

Sea Wolf II


Invinco / Deep Scan




Wolf Pack

Fire One





Tomahawk 777

Battle of Atlantis



Battle Cruiser M-12


Turbo Sub

Up Scope

The Deep


Battle Shark

Guts n' Glory (Depth Charge + Submarine)

In The Hunt

Romset: 29 kb / 10 files / 16.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="mariner" sourcefile="scramble.c">
              <rom name="tp1.2h" size="4096" crc="dac1dfd0" sha1="57b9106bb7452640544ba0ab2d2ba290cccb45f0" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tm2.2k" size="4096" crc="efe7ca28" sha1="496f8eb2ebc9edeed5b19d87f437f23bbeb2a007" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="tm3.2l" size="4096" crc="027881a6" sha1="47953aa5140a157ade484341609d477510e8342b" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="tm4.2m" size="4096" crc="a0fde7dc" sha1="ea6700520b1bd31e6c6bfac6f067bbf652676eef" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="tm5.2p" size="4096" crc="d7ebcb8e" sha1="bddefdc5f04c2f940e08a6968fbd6f930d16b8e4" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="tm8.5f" size="4096" crc="70ae611f" sha1="2686dc6d3910bd58b290d6296f30c552686709f5" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tm9.5h" size="4096" crc="8e4e999e" sha1="195e6896ca2f3175137d8c92777ba32c41e835d3" region="gfx1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="t4.6e" size="32" crc="ca42b6dd" sha1="d1e224e788e3dcf57249e72f03f9fe3fd71e6c12" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="t6.6p" size="256" crc="ad208ccc" sha1="66a4122e46467344a7f3ddcc953a5f7f451411fa" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="t5.7p" size="32" crc="1bd88cff" sha1="8d1620386ef654d99c51e489c822eeb2e8a4fe76" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="8910.1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1536000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.606061" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN2" mask="6">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="6"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="8"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="114"/>

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