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pc_ngaid: MAME ROM Information.


Ninja Gaiden (c) 1989 Nintendo of America.

When his father is supposedly slain in a duel with another ninja, it's up to Ryu Hayabusa to find the truth behind his father's defeat.


Nintendo PlayChoice-10 hardware

Game ID : NG

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Licensed from Tecmo.


* Access Sound Test : when the message 'Tecmo Presents 1989' pops up on the screen, hold Left+Down+Select+A+B and press Start.


1. Ninja Gaiden (1988)

2. Ninja Gaiden (1989, Nintendo Famicom)

3. Ninja Gaiden Episode II - The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990, Nintendo Famicom)

4. Ninja Gaiden Episode III - The Ancient Ship of Doom (1991, Nintendo Famicom)

5. Ninja Gaiden (2004, Microsoft Xbox)

6. Ninja Gaiden Black (2005, Microsoft XBox)

7. Ninja Gaiden Sigma (2007, Sony PlayStation 3)

8. Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2007, Nintendo DS)

9. Ninja Gaiden II (2008, Microsoft Xbox 360)


Story : Sakurazaki

Screenplay : Sakurazaki, Faw

Image Illust : Runmaru

Art works : Runmaru, Parco, Uma

Program works : Madoka Southernami, Masita

Assistant : Nosuke

NES Translator : Kevin & Daniel

Sound design : More Yamasan, B.B, Hakase

Director : Sakurazaki


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1988)

Nintendo Wii (2007, "Virtual Console")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b6 [Ernesto Corvi]


- 0.88u2: Changed description to 'Ninja Gaiden (PlayChoice-10)'.

- 0.37b6: Ernesto Corvi added 'PlayChoice-10: Ninja Gaiden' (Tecmo (Nintendo of America License) 1989). Known issues: After the attract mode it displays a black screen. Game works fine tho. Normal behaviour?. Bad rom?.

- 4th August 2000: Ernesto Corvi sent in a fully working Playchoice 10 driver with support for Excite Bike, Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, Pro Wrestling, Rush N' Attack, Contra, The Goonies, Ninja Gaiden and Super Mario Bros 3.


- Join the adventure of young Ryu Hayabusa as he attempts to avenge his father!


- Use A to jump and use B to thrust sword.

- Thrust sword at hanging item to find ninja weapons. CONTROL UP + B to use weapon.

- When clinging to wall: CONTROL away from wall + A.

- To bypass Cinama Diplay: Press START button

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Romset: 265 kb / 4 files / 136.0 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pc_ngaid" sourcefile="playch10.c" romof="playch10">
              <description>Ninja Gaiden (PlayChoice-10)</description>
              <manufacturer>Tecmo (Nintendo of America license)</manufacturer>
              <biosset name="dual" description="Dual Monitor Version" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="single" description="Single Monitor Version"/>
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              <rom name="pck1-c.8t" merge="pck1-c.8t" bios="single" size="16384" crc="503ee8b1" sha1="3bd20bc71cac742d1b8c1430a6426d0a19db7ad0" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u2ng" size="8192" crc="7505de96" sha1="a9cbe6d4d2d33aeecb3e041315fbb266c886ebf1" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8p" merge="pch1-c.8p" size="8192" crc="30c15e23" sha1="69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8m" merge="pch1-c.8m" size="8192" crc="c1232eee" sha1="beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.8k" merge="pch1-c.8k" size="8192" crc="9acffb30" sha1="b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="pch1-c.6f" merge="pch1-c.6f" size="256" crc="e5414ca3" sha1="d2878411cda84ffe0afb2e538a67457f51bebffb" region="proms" offset="0"/>
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              <rom name="pch1-c.6d" merge="pch1-c.6d" size="256" crc="1213ebd4" sha1="0ad386fc3eab5e53c0288ad1de33639a9e461b7c" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="rp2c0x.pal" merge="rp2c0x.pal" size="192" crc="48de65dc" sha1="d10acafc8da9ff479c270ec01180cca61efe62f5" region="palette" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u4ng" size="131072" crc="5f1e7b19" sha1="ead83487d9be2f1d16c1d0b438a361a06508cd85" region="cart" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="u1ng" size="131072" crc="eccd2dcb" sha1="2a319086f7c22b8fe7ca8ab72436a7c8d07b915e" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="security.prm" size="16" crc="ec5641d6" sha1="05f546aec5a9db167688a9abbac922f5ced7f7c5" region="rp5h01" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="cart" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="nes" name="N2A03" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="top" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4024320" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <display tag="bottom" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="4024320" htotal="256" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Units of time (coin A/coin B)" tag="SW1" mask="63">
                     <dipvalue name="300/0" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/100" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/200" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/300" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/400" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/500" value="5"/>
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                     <dipvalue name="300/700" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/800" value="8"/>
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                     <dipvalue name="300/1000" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1100" value="17"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1200" value="18"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1300" value="19"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1400" value="20"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1500" value="21"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1600" value="22"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1700" value="23"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1800" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/1900" value="25"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1000" value="26"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1200" value="27"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1400" value="28"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1500" value="31"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1600" value="29"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/1800" value="30"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2000" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2100" value="33"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2200" value="34"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2300" value="35"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2400" value="36"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2500" value="37"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2600" value="38"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2700" value="39"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2800" value="40"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/2900" value="41"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2000" value="42"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2200" value="43"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2400" value="44"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2500" value="47"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2600" value="45"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/2800" value="46"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3000" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3100" value="49"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3200" value="50"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3300" value="51"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3400" value="52"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3500" value="53"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3600" value="54"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3700" value="55"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3800" value="56"/>
                     <dipvalue name="300/3900" value="57"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3000" value="58"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3200" value="59"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3400" value="60"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3500" value="63"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3600" value="61"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150/3800" value="62"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="SW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="SW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Timer speed" tag="SW2" mask="191">
                     <dipvalue name="60 units per second" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30 units per second" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20 units per second" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="15 units per second" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10 units per second" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6 units per second" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 units per second" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 units per second" value="19"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 units per second" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 units per second" value="34"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 unit per second" value="63" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 unit every 4 seconds" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="SW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="64"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="768"/>

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