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metamrphj: MAME ROM Information.


Metamorphic Force (c) 1993 Konami.

Beat-'em-up with 4 selectable characters who have the power to morph into Were-animals.


Game ID : GX224

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) K054539 (@ 48 Khz)

Players : 2 or 4 (Selectable by dipswitch)

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> Attack, Jump


Released in August 1993.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Amusement Sounds '93 Autumn - KICA-7620, 7621) on 21/10/1993.


JAPAN version :

* Version JAA

* Has additional Japanese subtitles when bosses speak.

* Has an energy bar instead of numbers.

* Has 2 Lives.

AMERICAN version :

* Version UAA

* Has numbers to count energy instead of an energy bar.

EUROPEAN version :

* Version EAA


Producers : K. Kozuki, Y. Nishimura

Exective Producer : Masahiro Inoue

Software Designers : Gen, Tetsu. W, Yossy

Graphic Designers : Asadon (Asa "Don"), Satochan, Sochichi

Sound Effects : Sakagon

Music Editors : M. Izu, Ega

Hardware Designer : Yusaku

Visual Designer : Ricky

Special Thanks to : Keisuke, Kingoro, J_Kane, Ina X


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.102 [Stefan Lindberg]

0.67 [R. Belmont, Phil Stroffolino]


- metamrph, metamrphj, metamrphu: Graphics bugs in the emulation. abelardator2 (ID 03814)

- Crashes just before approaching the first level's boss with an Access Violation error. Kekule (ID 00758)


- 0.142u5: Changed region gfx3 to k053250_1.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (metamrpu) to (metamrphu) and (metamrpj) to (metamrphj).

- 0.123u6: Zsolt Vasvari fixed game doesn't start.

- 0.102: Stefan Lindberg added Metamorphic Force (ver EAA). Renamed (metamrph) to (metamrpu).

- 0.98u2: Changed description to 'Metamorphic Force (ver UAA)' and clone '(Japan ver JAA)' to '(ver JAA)'.

- 0.69: GMB added clone Metamorphic Force (Japan ver JAA).

- 0.67: R. Belmont and Phil Stroffolino added Metamorphic Force (US ver UAA (Konami 1993) and clone (Japan ver JAA).

- 17th May 2003: Yasuhiro Ogawa added Japan versions of G.I. Joe and Metamorphic Force.

- 30th March 2003: R. Belmont enabled the shadows in Konami System GX driver and tilemap alpha blending in the Mystic Warriors driver. David Haywood fixed flickering sprites in Metamorphic Force, graphics layer offsets in several games in both the Mystic Warriors and Konami System GX drivers. Acho A. Tang added the infrastructure support for 3 independent colored shadows/highlights as required by the Konami games, and he cracked the protection in Violent Storm. The improvements also allow Twinbee Yahhoo to be fully playable now.

- 21st March 2003: Acho A. Tang fixed various graphics glitches in Mystic Warriors, Kyukyoku Sentai Dadandarn, Metamorphic Force and Gaiapolis. R. Belmont improved the graphics in the aforementioned drivers.


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Romset: 15361 kb / 15 files / 6.15 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="metamrphj" sourcefile="mystwarr.c" cloneof="metamrph" romof="metamrph">
              <description>Metamorphic Force (ver JAA)</description>
              <rom name="224jaa01.15h" size="262144" crc="558d2602" sha1="2dbc16fcc07436ca7eff8d070196348f272b8723" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="224jaa02.15f" size="262144" crc="9b252ace" sha1="efe8cd942f3d4e2366d9af0fb9647d2a4aeac2c9" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="224a03" merge="224a03" size="524288" crc="a5bedb01" sha1="5e7a0b93af654ba6a87be8d449c7080a0f0e2a43" region="maincpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="224a04" merge="224a04" size="524288" crc="ada53ba4" sha1="f77bf854dff1f8f718579fe6d3730066708396e2" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="224a05" merge="224a05" size="262144" crc="4b4c985c" sha1="c83cce05355023be9cd55b4aa595c61f8236269c" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="224a09" merge="224a09" size="1048576" crc="1931afce" sha1="78838c0fd2a9c80f130db1fcf6c88b14f7363639" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="224a08" merge="224a08" size="1048576" crc="dc94d53a" sha1="91e16371a335f078a81c06a1045759653080aba0" region="gfx1" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="224a10" merge="224a10" size="2097152" crc="161287f0" sha1="a13b197a98fa1cebb11fb87b54e277c72852c4ee" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="224a11" merge="224a11" size="2097152" crc="df5960e1" sha1="ee7794dd119f5f2c52e7ba589d78067a89ff3cab" region="gfx2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="224a12" merge="224a12" size="2097152" crc="ca72a4b3" sha1="a09deb6d7cb8be4edaeb78e0e676ea2d6055e9e0" region="gfx2" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="224a13" merge="224a13" size="2097152" crc="86b58feb" sha1="5a43746e2cd3c7aca21496c092aef83e64b3ab2c" region="gfx2" offset="6"/>
              <rom name="224a14" merge="224a14" size="262144" crc="3c79b404" sha1="7c6bb4cbf050f314ea0cd3e8bc6e1947d0573084" region="k053250_1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="224a06" merge="224a06" size="2097152" crc="972f6abe" sha1="30907495fc49fe3424c092b074c1dc137aa14306" region="shared" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="224a07" merge="224a07" size="1048576" crc="61b2f97a" sha1="34bf835d6361c7809d40fa20fd238c9e2a84b101" region="shared" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="metamrphj.nv" size="128" crc="30497478" sha1="60acfbd25ac29c7b5a2571e274704205fc64424a" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami1" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami2" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="288" height="224" refresh="59.185606" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Sound Output" tag="IN1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Mono" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Stereo" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mechanism" tag="IN1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Common" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Independent" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Number of Players" tag="IN1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Continuous Energy Increment" tag="IN1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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