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mastkin: MAME ROM Information.


The Master of KIN (c) 1988 Du Tech.


Main CPU : M6809 (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DAC, SN76496 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), VLM5030 (@ 3.58 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 32

Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


This game uses songs of Konami's Track & Field, also uses the 'Charriots of fire' theme in name input (high score).

Default highscore table (THE MASTERS) :

1. AAA 1000000

2. BBB 500000

3. CCC 100000

4. DDD 90000

5. EEE 80000

6. FFF 70000

7. GGG 60000

8. HHH 50000

9. III 40000

10. JJJ 30000

11. KKK 20000

12. LLL 10000

13. MMM 9000

14. NNN 8000

15. OOO 7000

16. PPP 6000


Written by : Kyle Hodgetts


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.60 [Nicola Salmoria]


- 0.144u3: Angelo Salese fixed ADDRESS_MAP in Masters of Kin (irq_mask_w should be on 0x10B7).

- 0.130u3: Changed M6809 CPU1 clock speed to 1536000 Hz and VLM5030 to 3579545 Hz.

- 0.71: Removed 2nd Player.

- 0.60: Nicola Salmoria added The Masters of Kin (Du Tech 1988).

- 8th April 2002: Nicola Salmoria added The Masters of Kin to the Track & Field driver.


- In the time of the gods, evil roamed free in the lands. Zorg, the Master of Kin, took a wife as he was to take his first kiss. The sorcerer Zangar struck. Zorg begins his quest in the outlands of the Kin domain.

LEVELS: 8 (endless)

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Romset: 96 kb / 12 files / 36.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="mastkin" sourcefile="trackfld.c">
              <description>The Masters of Kin</description>
              <manufacturer>Du Tech</manufacturer>
              <rom name="mk3" size="8192" crc="9f80d6ae" sha1="724321d8c3e32d679f8170dfef6555d0179f9d20" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="mk4" size="8192" crc="99f361e7" sha1="8706e5c393325c5a89d32388991bc48fa4102779" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="mk5" size="8192" crc="143d76ce" sha1="5e5c450e891a11980fb514453f28ffc74a2730ae" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="mk1" size="8192" crc="95bf79b6" sha1="ea9135acd7ad162c19c5cdde356e69792d61b675" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mk6" size="8192" crc="18fbe047" sha1="d2c6aeb1dfd9751f4db386944d144e293001b497" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mk7" size="8192" crc="47dee791" sha1="9c2d5c2ef1e2e8f329160a1c536119b078803347" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="mk8" size="8192" crc="9c091ead" sha1="fce50c9d260f20873289921926bd632d6d49ef15" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="mk9" size="8192" crc="5c8ed3fe" sha1="a878fcd547aad5388fef9fe2825c1122444c216d" region="gfx1" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="mk12" size="8192" crc="8b1a19cf" sha1="9f75f69828eeaeb2d0dcf20fb80425546124b21e" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mk11" size="8192" crc="1a56d24d" sha1="e64b8a9bdbcf6d2d583ded0750d5f48721785459" region="gfx2" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="mk10" size="8192" crc="e7d05634" sha1="e7532749fe9b955ba221517807888b34a7754db7" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="prom.1" size="32" status="nodump" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="prom.3" size="256" status="nodump" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="prom.2" size="256" status="nodump" region="proms" offset="120"/>
              <rom name="mk2" size="8192" crc="f546a56b" sha1="caee3d8546eb7a75ce2a578c6a1a630246aec6b8" region="vlm" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="trackfld_audio" name="Track And Field Audio"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="snsnd" name="SN76496" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="vlm" name="VLM5030" clock="3579545"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Timer Speed" tag="DSW1" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Fast" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW1" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Very Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Internal speed" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Slow" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Fast" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW2" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/4 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW2" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/2 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/4 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="64"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="good" color="preliminary" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="512"/>

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