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Numan Athletics (c) 1993 Namco.

An athletics game featuring 8 tournaments :


A real life missile defense style-contest as missiles are being launched from a ship, and you must use your mystical powers to stop the oncoming missiles. The outside buttons (1 & 3) make you step to the left or right, and the middle button is fire. Failure to hit the missile results in you being blown up. If you select Sharon from France, most of her clothes would disappear except for the bottom part of her suit.

Niagara Jumps

The final competition in the tournament. It is also considered to be the most difficult competition in the game. Very similar to the Triple Jump competition in the Olympics. The object is this contest is to make it across the falls. Alternately press buttons 1 and 3 to build up speed, then press button 2 three times. If you don't time yourself properly, you will sink and drown and you will go down the steep falls.

Nonstop Rock Chop

You must smash as many rocks as you can before time runs out. Rapidly press buttons 1 and 3 alternately until the gauge is full, then press button 2 to smash the rock.

Numan Sniper

In this contest, monsters will jump out of the sea from three different locations. Your object, destroy them. Press buttons 1, 2 or 3 varying by their location to shoot.

Scud Toss

Just as in the Javelin competition in the Olympics. Played on a "Track and Field"-like field with an only exception -- a missile. Rapidly and continuously press the two run buttons and then push and hold the middle button to set the angle of which you would throw the missile. Again, like Interceptor, if you select Sharon -- then again if she is faulted, she will be missing most of her clothes.

Tower Topper

Here you are expected to climb up to the building rooftop with the fastest time possible. Press button 2 repeatedly to scale the side of a building. If you press it too early -- you won't move, but if you press it too late -- you will fall off.

Turbo Dash

Much like the 100m Dash in the Olympics -- only the core elements have slightly changed. You are racing against a drag racer and another player. Press the two outside buttons (1 & 3) in alternate fashion until your RSI (or 'special speed') sets in.

VS. Express

Very similar to a familiar scene in the Superman comic books. You must stop the oncoming train using your magical powers and send it in the opposite direction backwards. Press button 2 to stop the train, then hammer the outside buttons to build up power before bunging it back down the track. If you don't time this right -- the train will run you over.


Namco System NA-2 hardware

Game ID : NM

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12.52825 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Namco (@ 32 Khz)

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in September 1993.

Soundtrack releases :

Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.10 [Victor Entertainment - VICL-40097 - Dec 16, 1993]


1. Numan Athletics (1993)

2. Mach Breakers - Numan Athletics 2 (1994)


Composed by : Nobuyoshi Sano


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.57 [Phil Stroffolino]

0.37b12 [Phil Stroffolino]


- Namco Numan Athletics Game Play Speed Wrong. vidpro1 (ID 02652)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (numanatj) to (numanathj).

- 0.127u4: Added M37702 MCU rom (c70.bin - 16k). Replaced Namco NA sound with M37702 (12528250 Hz) CPU2 and C140 (44100 Hz) sound.

- 0.125u2: Phil Stroffolino fixed priority for the bitmap layer used in Numan Athletics. Adjustment to ROZ layer priority - prevents ROZ layer from incorrectly being displayed over backgrounds in some games (i.e. Numan Athletics (Japan)).

- 0.125u1: Phil Stroffolino fixed the NamcoNA ROZ implementation, this no longer breaks Numan Athletics pixmap layer.

- 2nd March 2003: Phil Stroffolino sent in an update to the Namco NA-1/2 driver, fixing crash bugs in Tinkle Pit and Nettou! Gekitou! Quiztou!! and sprite glitches in Numan Athletics.

- 6th February 2002: Phil Stroffolino re-submitted the tilemap fix for Numan Athletics.

- 0.57: Phil Stroffolino added Numan Athletics (World) (Namco 1993) and clone (Japan).

- 25th November 2001: Phil Stroffolino added a patch to the Namco NA-1 driver for Numan Athletics, which is now playable but with graphics glitches.

- 0.37b12: Phil Stroffolino added Numan Athletics (Testdriver).


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Romset: 10256 kb / 13 files / 3.66 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="numanathj" sourcefile="namcona1.c" cloneof="numanath" romof="numanath">
              <description>Numan Athletics (Japan)</description>
              <rom name="nm1-ep0l.bin" size="524288" crc="4398b898" sha1="0d1517409ba181f796f7f413cac704c60085b505" region="maincpu" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ep0u.bin" size="524288" crc="be90aa79" sha1="6884a8d72dd34c889527e8e653f5e5b4cf3fb5d6" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ep1l.bin" merge="nm1-ep1l.bin" size="524288" crc="4581dcb4" sha1="1f46f98e63a7c9cdfde9e8ee2696a13c3f9bcc8e" region="maincpu" offset="180001"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ep1u.bin" merge="nm1-ep1u.bin" size="524288" crc="30cd589a" sha1="74a14ec41fe4fc9f73e5357b0903f1199ed96337" region="maincpu" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma0l.bin" merge="nm1-ma0l.bin" size="1048576" crc="20faaa57" sha1="9dbfc0dd48eec37b2c0715a5691c6e6f923fc7f7" region="maincpu" offset="280001"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma0u.bin" merge="nm1-ma0u.bin" size="1048576" crc="ed7c37f2" sha1="829751af33754ade941f76982e196b494d56ab0a" region="maincpu" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma1l.bin" merge="nm1-ma1l.bin" size="1048576" crc="2232e3b4" sha1="e9da3dc34eb2576c8a88e23cb9007129e885496d" region="maincpu" offset="480001"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma1u.bin" merge="nm1-ma1u.bin" size="1048576" crc="6cc9675c" sha1="fec74da4479f2a088760efc6908e6acfaea3989f" region="maincpu" offset="480000"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma2l.bin" merge="nm1-ma2l.bin" size="1048576" crc="208abb39" sha1="52d7247a71c6a14467f12f5270921bba1824cc3f" region="maincpu" offset="680001"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma2u.bin" merge="nm1-ma2u.bin" size="1048576" crc="03a3f204" sha1="9cb0422c8ecc819d0cc8a65c29a228369d78d986" region="maincpu" offset="680000"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma3l.bin" merge="nm1-ma3l.bin" size="1048576" crc="42a539e9" sha1="1c53a5a031648891ab7a37cf026c979404ce9589" region="maincpu" offset="880001"/>
              <rom name="nm1-ma3u.bin" merge="nm1-ma3u.bin" size="1048576" crc="f79e2112" sha1="8bb8639a9d3a5d3ac5c9bb78e72b3d76582a9c25" region="maincpu" offset="880000"/>
              <rom name="c70.bin" merge="c70.bin" size="16384" crc="b4015f23" sha1="7ce91eda76e86b5cab625e2b67c463b7d143832e" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12528250"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="M37702" clock="12528250"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c140" name="C140" clock="44100"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="4">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP2 (Freeze)" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="DIP1 (Test)" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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