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nobb: MAME ROM Information.


Noboranka (c) 1986 Game Electronics.

Bootleg version of the Data East original.


Released in October 1986.


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.131u1 [Guru]

0.58 [David Haywood, Stephane Humbert]

< Japan >


- 0.131u2: The Decapping Project and Aaron Giles fixed Noboranka - Game now playable.

- 0.131u1: Changed Noboranka (Japan) from a clone of Noboranka (Japan, bootleg) to the parent set. Aaron Giles added and began hooking up the 8751's for the System 1 games. Still some work to do. Added I8751 (8MHz) CPU3 and 4k MCU to Noboranka (Japan).

- 6th May 2009: Guru - Chip 8751 found on Noboranka (Data East) has just been decapped and dumped.

- 0.130u4: Changed visible area to 224x256.

- 0.129u3: Guru added clone Noboranka (Japan), not working (undumped 8751 MCU). Changed parent description to 'Noboranka (Japan, bootleg)'. Renamed (noboranb) to (nobb). Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 4MHz.

- 20th July 2008: Guru - Noboranka/Zippybug (original Data East) arrived. This is a extremely rare and expensive game. Thanks to a couple of people that donated some postage bucks, another package arrived from Japan a few days ago.

- 0.115u4: Replaced SN76496 sound with SN76489.

- 2nd December 2006: f205v dumped Noboranka (Japan, bootleg).

- 0.81u6: Stefan Jokisch fixed missing enemies in Noboranka.

- 21st February 2003: Angelo Salese submitted an improvement to the Noboranka protection emulation and fixed the missing sound in level 2 and later.

- 0.58: David Haywood added Noboranka (Japan) (bootleg 1986).

- 31st January 2002: David Haywood added Noboranka (bootleg) to the Sega System 1 driver, and Stephane Humbert made it fully playable.

- 13th March 2000: Guru - Dumped G.P. Bug / Noboranka.

LEVELS: 3 (endless)

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* FB Alpha

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Romset: 341 kb / 16 files / 134.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="nobb" sourcefile="system1.c" cloneof="nob" romof="nob">
              <description>Noboranka (Japan, bootleg)</description>
              <manufacturer>bootleg (Game Electronics)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="nobo-t.bin" size="32768" crc="176fd168" sha1="f262521f07e5340f175019e2a06a54120a4aa3b7" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="nobo-r.bin" size="32768" crc="d61cf3c9" sha1="0f80011d713c51e67853810813ebba579ade0303" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="nobo-s.bin" size="32768" crc="b0e7697f" sha1="ad5394ca629152a8c73fb85d3fce8ea620ae6ff1" region="maincpu" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="nobo-m.bin" merge="dm03.9h" size="16384" crc="415adf76" sha1="fbd6f8921aa3246702983ba81fa9ae53fa10c19d" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="nobo-j.bin" merge="dm02.13b" size="32768" crc="f12df039" sha1="159de205f77fd74da30717054e6ddda2c0bb63d0" region="tiles" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="nobo-k.bin" merge="dm01.12b" size="32768" crc="446fbcdd" sha1="e3c8364eccfa6c8af7a57b599238b0e4ebe8cc59" region="tiles" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="nobo-l.bin" merge="dm00.10b" size="32768" crc="35f396df" sha1="ebf0a252513ae2b31ef012ac71d64fb20b8725cc" region="tiles" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="nobo-q.bin" merge="dm04.5f" size="32768" crc="2442b86d" sha1="2eed80e1ff9cd782990142d0d73ca4fa13db4731" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="nobo-o.bin" merge="dm06.5k" size="32768" crc="e33743a6" sha1="56dce565523f19e673c9272992030386ca648e41" region="sprites" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="nobo-p.bin" merge="dm05.5h" size="32768" crc="7fbba01d" sha1="ded22806ae0d6642b45cd33c0ceab67390a6e319" region="sprites" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="nobo-n.bin" merge="dm07.5l" size="32768" crc="85e7a29f" sha1="0ca77c66599650f157450d703682ec114f0453cf" region="sprites" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="nobo_pr.16d" merge="nobo_pr.16d" size="256" crc="95010ac2" sha1="deaf84b408cd1f3396eb851ef04cc1654d5e9a46" region="palette" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="nobo_pr.15d" merge="nobo_pr.15d" size="256" crc="c55aac0c" sha1="0f7f2d383a90e9f7f319626b4d5565805f44a1f9" region="palette" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="nobo_pr.14d" merge="dm-12.ic3" size="256" crc="de394cee" sha1="511c53f22459e5e238b48685f85b10f5e15f2ac1" region="palette" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="nobo_pr.13a" merge="dc-11.6a" size="256" crc="648350b8" sha1="c7986aa9127ef5b50b845434cb4e81dff9861cd2" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="20000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn1" name="SN76489A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn2" name="SN76489A" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="512" height="224" refresh="60.096154" pixclock="10000000" htotal="640" hbend="0" hbstart="512" vtotal="260" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="SWA" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="SWA" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="SWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="SWA" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="SWA" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="SWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="99" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="SWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="40k, 80k, 120k and 160k" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50k, 100k and 150k" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60k, 120k and 180k" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="SWB" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="16" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="SWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="SWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="SWB" 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="2048"/>

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