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ponpokov: MAME ROM Information.


Ponpoko [Upright model] (c) 1982 Venture Line, Inc.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG (@ 96 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 16

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1 (JUMP)


Even if titlescreen says 1982, Venture Line, Inc. released Ponpoko in January 1983.

PonPoko is Japanese onomatopoeia - the sound that a tanuki makes. In Ponpoko, it's also the name of the main character who is, incidentally, a tanuki.

Larry Young holds the official record for this game with 133,940 points.

Original products :

Ponpoko [Upright model] (Sigma)

Ponpoko [Cocktail Table model] (Sigma)

Licensed products :

Ponpoko (Upright model] (Venture Line)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.35 [Zsolt Vasvari]

0.33b3 [Zsolt Vasvari]


- 12th January 2000: Zsolt Vasvari fixed Eyes and Ponpoko crash bugs.

- 0.35: Zsolt Vasvari added Ponpoko (Sigma Ent. 1982). Changed 'Ponpoko' to clone 'Ponpoko (Venture Line)'. Renamed (ponpoko) to (ponpokov).

- 29th June 1999: Zsolt Vasvari added Ponpoko's original Japan version.

- 0.34b1: Added sound and color proms ($0, 10).

- 0.33b4: Changed description to 'Ponpoko'.

- 0.33b3: Zsolt Vasvari added Pon Poko (Venture Line 1982).

LEVELS: 99 (endless)

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* CottAGE

* FB Alpha

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Romset: 41 kb / 14 files / 19.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ponpokov" sourcefile="pacman.c" cloneof="ponpoko" romof="ponpoko">
              <description>Ponpoko (Venture Line)</description>
              <manufacturer>Sigma Enterprises Inc. (Venture Line license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ppoko1.bin" size="4096" crc="49077667" sha1="3e760cd4dbe5913e58d786caf510237ff635c775" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ppoko2.bin" size="4096" crc="5101781a" sha1="a82fbd2418ac7866f9463092e9dd37fd7ba9b694" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="ppoko3.bin" size="4096" crc="d790ed22" sha1="2d32f91f6993232db40b44b35bd2503d85e5c874" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ppoko4.bin" size="4096" crc="4e449069" sha1="d5e6e346f80e66eb0db530de9721d9b6f22e86ae" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="ppoko5.bin" merge="ppoko5.bin" size="4096" crc="54ca3d7d" sha1="b54299b00573fbd6d3278586df0c12c09235615d" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="ppoko6.bin" merge="ppoko6.bin" size="4096" crc="3055c7e0" sha1="ab3fb9c8846effdcea0569d08a84c5fa19057a8f" region="maincpu" offset="9000"/>
              <rom name="ppoko7.bin" merge="ppoko7.bin" size="4096" crc="3cbe47ca" sha1="577c79c016be26a9fc7895cef0f30bf3f0b15097" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="ppoko8.bin" size="4096" crc="b39be27d" sha1="c299d22d26da68bec8fc53c898523135ec4016fa" region="maincpu" offset="b000"/>
              <rom name="ppoko9.bin" merge="ppoko9.bin" size="4096" crc="b73e1a06" sha1="f1229e804eb15827b71f0e769a8c9e496c6d1de7" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ppoko10.bin" merge="ppoko10.bin" size="4096" crc="62069b5d" sha1="1b58ad1c2cc2d12f4e492fdd665b726d50c80364" region="gfx1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="82s123.7f" merge="82s123.7f" size="32" crc="2fc650bd" sha1="8d0268dee78e47c712202b0ec4f1f51109b1f2a5" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="82s126.4a" merge="82s126.4a" size="256" crc="3eb3a8e4" sha1="19097b5f60d1030f8b82d9f1d3a241f93e5c75d6" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="82s126.1m" merge="82s126.1m" size="256" crc="a9cc86bf" sha1="bbcec0570aeceb582ff8238a4bc8546a23430081" region="namco" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="82s126.3m" merge="82s126.3m" size="256" crc="77245b66" sha1="0c4d0bee858b97632411c440bea6948a74759746" region="namco" offset="100"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="namco" name="Namco" clock="96000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="6144000" htotal="384" hbend="0" hbstart="288" vtotal="264" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="10000" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30000" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50000" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW1" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="0" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="12"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="48"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW2" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="A 3/1 B 3/1" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 3/1 B 1/2" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 3/1 B 1/4" value="15"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 2/1" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/1" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/3" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/5" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/6" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/1" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 4/5" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 2/3" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/3" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/5" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/6" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/2" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" 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="512"/>

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