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mrheli: MAME ROM Information.


Mr. Heli no Daibouken (c) 1987 Irem.

As Mr. Heli in this horizontally scrolling shoot'em up, your mission is to rescue the planet. Clear 6 zones in all, including floating green islands, moving rock beds, underground clock towers, etc.! The incidents which occur one after another are all caused by the psychic power of the muddy. The enemies you encounter on your way are pretty tough. Keep sharp watch for them though they look cute. This is an exciting airfight game with the charm of a cartoon.


Irem M-72 system hardware

Main CPU : V30 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Shoots right or left, [B] Missiles upward or Bombs on the ground


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Mr. Heli's Great Adventure'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Battle Chopper".

Mr. Heli appears as an unlockable ship in the Sony PlayStation 2 game "R-Type Final".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (R-Type : Irem Game Music - 28XA-199) on 25/01/1988.


* Power raising items : Purchasable only while it is flickering

200$ : Bomb on the ground

200$ : Destroys brick walls

300$ : Missile in the air

300$ : Raises your energy

400$ : Shoots right or left

500$ : Maximizes your energy

500$ : Barrier


Y. Tagami, Yoriko Shimizu, M. Hamada, T. Tanabe, M. Ishida, K. Odagiri, R. Shobu, Momoko.T, T. Sumita, Hiroki.S


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (Dec.1989, "Mr. Heli no Daibouken [Model IC01002]")

* Computers :

Commodore Amiga (1987)

Commodore C64 (1989, "Mr. Heli")

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)

Amstrad CPC (1989, "Mr. Heli")

Atari ST, 1989 ('Mr Heli')


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b7 [Nao]

0.36b6 [Nicola Salmoria]


- In the second stage, when the screen is invisible and when the screen scroll up, the status bar appear twice. Robiza (ID 00816)


- 0.37b10: Added dipswitches 'Demo Sounds', 'Bonus Life' and 'Difficulty'.

- 0.37b3: Added 'Weapons Cost' dipswitch.

- 0.36b9: Changed description of clone to 'Mr. Heli' to 'Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken'. Added dipswitches 'Lives', 'Coinage', 'Flip Screen', 'Cabinet', 'Coin Mode', 'Allow Continue' and 'Invulnerability'.

- 0.36b7: Nao added Battle Chopper (Irem 1987) and clone Mr. Heli.

- 0.36b6: Nicola Salmoria added Battle Chopper (Testdriver) and clone Mr. Heli (Testdriver).

- 12th August 1998: J-ROM dumped Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken (c)1987 IREM.

- 27th March 1998: CaBBe dumped Battle Chopper.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* M72

Recommended Games (Helicopter):

Super Cobra


Sky Army




Tiger Heli

Vs. Raid on Bungeling Bay



Battle Chopper

Combat Hawk

Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra II

Chopper I


Silk Worm

Twin Eagle

Twin Eagle II - The Rescue Mission


Ashura Blaster

Thunder Strike

S.S. Mission

Desert War


Romset: 1472 kb / 23 files / 591.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="mrheli" sourcefile="m72.c" cloneof="bchopper" romof="bchopper">
              <description>Mr. HELI no Dai-Bouken</description>
              <rom name="mh-c-h0.bin" size="65536" crc="e2ca5646" sha1="9f4fe2f0a45233325bd9336cabb925a1f625453b" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-l0.bin" size="65536" crc="643e23cd" sha1="66998a6dfc7ef538540986b61d2414a5ef250d0d" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-h1.bin" size="65536" crc="8974e84d" sha1="39e05c80e805dde45f2fc5fc429b75f9b599089c" region="maincpu" offset="20001"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-l1.bin" size="65536" crc="5f8bda69" sha1="48629d617bd48c9de9c6a567fb203258a56fdbbd" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-h3.bin" size="65536" crc="143f596e" sha1="f9d444eebcd53dac925d14b7a2858803b7fd9ce2" region="maincpu" offset="60001"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-l3.bin" size="65536" crc="c0982536" sha1="45399f8d0577c6e2a277a69303954ce5d2de7c07" region="maincpu" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="mrheli_i8751.mcu" size="65536" status="nodump" region="cpu2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-00.bin" size="131072" crc="dec4e121" sha1="92169b523f1600e994e016dc1959a52958e1d89d" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-10.bin" size="131072" crc="7aaa151e" sha1="efd980bb2eed7084354b7a4aa2f733cd2f876741" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-20.bin" size="131072" crc="eae0de74" sha1="3a2469c0eeb18131f989807afb50228f57ccea30" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="mh-c-30.bin" size="131072" crc="01d5052f" sha1="5d5e70913bb7af48193c70209595f27a64fa6cac" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="mh-b-a0.bin" size="65536" crc="6a0db256" sha1="fa3a2dc03da5bbe06a9c9b3d4ed4fddb47c469ac" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mh-b-a1.bin" size="65536" crc="14ec9795" sha1="4842e076115efe9daf00dab8f61516d28c19baae" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="mh-b-a2.bin" size="65536" crc="dfcb510e" sha1="2387cde4ec0bae176486e1f7541103fd557fe255" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="mh-b-a3.bin" size="65536" crc="957e329b" sha1="9d48a0b84915e1cef0b0311a3581991dc83ee199" region="gfx2" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="b-b0-.rom" merge="b-b0-.rom" size="65536" crc="b5b95776" sha1="4685b56071b916ce712c45f24da8068dd7e40ed1" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-b1-.rom" merge="b-b1-.rom" size="65536" crc="74ca16ee" sha1="7984bc9a0b46e1b4a8ecac7528d57606305aad73" region="gfx3" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="b-b2-.rom" merge="b-b2-.rom" size="65536" crc="b82cca04" sha1="c12b95be311205181b01d15021bcf9f01ed3e0a3" region="gfx3" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b-b3-.rom" merge="b-b3-.rom" size="65536" crc="a7afc920" sha1="92c75463ada39184e731b82ef2883ae6f1f67482" region="gfx3" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="c-v0-b.rom" merge="c-v0-b.rom" size="65536" crc="d0c27e58" sha1="fec76217cc0c04c723989c3ec127a2bd33d64c60" region="samples" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="V30" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="m72" name="M72 Custom"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="256" refresh="55.017606" pixclock="8000000" htotal="512" hbend="64" hbstart="448" vtotal="284" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="80K 200K 350K" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100K 250K 400K" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8 Coins/3 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/3 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="512"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="4096" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Stop Mode" tag="DSW" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" 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" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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