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nastar: MAME ROM Information.


Nastar (c) 1988 Taito.


Taito B System hardware

Game ID : B81

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players: 2

Control: 8-way joystick

Buttons: 2


Released in March 1989.

This game is known in Japan as "Rastan Saga II" and in US as "Nastar Warrior".

Rastan Saga was a good game, but "Rastan Saga 2" was not and got very bad reputation from Japanese gamers.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Taito DJ Station : G.S.M. Taito 5 - PCCB-00037) on 21/08/1990.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


* Level Select : Boot machine with service switch pressed.

Message appears : SERVICE SWITCH ERROR, press 1p Start(x3), service switch, 1p Start.

Message appears : SELECT BY DOWN SW, select level with joystick Down/Up and push Start button.


1. Rastan (1987)

2. Nastar (1988)

3. Warrior Blade - Rastan Saga Episode III (1991)


Programmers : Hideaki Tomioka, Mari Iwano, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Ted Aono, Manabu Doi

Hardware designer : Eikichi Takahashi

Music composed by : Hisayoshi Ogura

Sound editor : Yasuhisa Watanabe

Graphic designer : Hiroyasu Nagai

Game and art designer : Hisaya Yabusaki


* Consoles :

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b3 [Jarek Burczynski]


- 0.106u12: MASH added plds ($0, 200 - ampal16l8-b81-05.21 and ampal16l8-b81-06a.2) to Nastar (World).

- 0.106u3: Added 'Cabinet' dipswitch to clone (US).

- 0.77u3: Jarek Burczynski fixed rom names and added some info about PALs to the driver.

- 0.37b4: Added dipswitches 'Flip Screen', 'Difficulty' and 'Bonus Life'.

- 0.37b3: Jarek Burczynski added Nastar (World) (Taito 1988) and clones Nastar Warrior (US) and Rastan Saga 2 (Japan).

- 20th May 2000: Jarek Burczynski fixed some YM2151 bugs and he sent in a Taito-B system driver, with support for Crime City and Rastan Saga 2.


- The "Rastania" was a sacred place, in whuch the temple, "Skyscraper", soared into the sky. It was said that whoever conquer the "Skyscraper" would rule the "Rastania". A wicked group has invaded the "Skyscraper" and has tried to make it their own. If the situation is left as it is, the place would eventually be controlled by this wicked group. So, a courageous young man has risen in revolt against the wicked group!


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* FB Alpha

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Romset: 2625 kb / 11 files / 1.24 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="nastar" sourcefile="taito_b.c">
              <description>Nastar (World)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation Japan</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b81-08.50" size="131072" crc="d6da9169" sha1="33d74315754576e6f879059de033f96f9003f819" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b81-13.31" size="131072" crc="60d176fb" sha1="fbe3a0603bcd23e565b0d474a63742d20a3ce8cc" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="b81-10.49" size="131072" crc="53f34344" sha1="9930c3fd9c17f7d9b654221da3896d0ff5778c97" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="b81-09.30" size="131072" crc="630d34af" sha1="42452111b10f1d543e03661012dda879218dea62" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="b81-11.37" size="65536" crc="3704bf09" sha1="a0a37b23e3df482c5f5aa43825345ea8affbba34" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b81-03.14" size="524288" crc="551b75e6" sha1="5b8388ee2c6262f359c9e6d04c951ea8dc3901c9" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b81-04.15" size="524288" crc="cf734e12" sha1="4201a74468058761454515738fbf3a7b22a66e00" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="b81-02.2" size="524288" crc="20ec3b86" sha1="fcdcc7f0a09feb824d8d73b1af0aae7ec30fd1ed" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b81-01.1" size="524288" crc="b33f796b" sha1="6cdb32f56283acdf20eb46a1e658e3bd7c97978c" region="ymsnd.deltat" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ampal16l8-b81-05.21" size="260" crc="922fd368" sha1="6258c64a16c64de5c9c29e325a5e1f9695698b1f" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ampal16l8-b81-06a.22" size="260" crc="bb1cec84" sha1="fc7a8286687508b4e62b9754dba95f33336b8214" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 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="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="100k only" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150k only" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="200k only" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="250k only" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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