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popnpopu: MAME ROM Information.


Pop'n Pop (c) 1998 Taito.


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E51

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 232 pixels

Screen refresh : 58.97 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Developed by Dreams for Taito. Released in February 1998.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


Producers : Yoshihisa Nagata, Tsukasa Oshima

Director : Tomohiro Nishikado

Planners : Tomohiro Nishikado, Kenichi Hiza

Programmers : Kuniaki Watanabe, Shinya Sasaki, Kenichi Murohushi, Yasuhito Nagumo, Tomoaki Kasuya

Character designer : Atsushi Haruta

Graphic designer : Kazuhiro Fujii, Miyuki Sasaki, Nariyuki Sakamoto, Atsushi Haruta

Sound director : Kenichi Kamio

Sound data : Hiroshi Nishikawa (Light Link Music)

Design works : Hidetomo Ogino

Quality warranty : Nobuhiro Koyama

Production control : Seiji Watanabe, Kazuyori Masumoto, Kazuhiko Azuma, Eiji Maruyama, Takeshi Nakatani


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1998)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2001)

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:

0.57 [Chris Hardy]

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- 0.106u12: MASH added plds ($0, 200, 400, 600 - pal16l8a-d77-09.ic14, pal16l8a-d77-10.ic28, palce16v8q-d77-11.ic37 and palce16v8q-d77-12.ic48) to Pop'n Pop and clones.

- 0.105u1: Changed description of 'Pop 'N Pop (World)' to 'Pop'n Pop (Ver 2.07O 1998/02/09)' and clones 'Pop 'N Pop (Japan)' to 'Pop'n Pop (Ver 2.07J 1998/02/09)' and 'Pop 'N Pop (US)' to 'Pop'n Pop (Ver 2.07A 1998/02/09)'.

- 0.61: Added clone Pop 'N Pop (US). Changed parent description to 'Pop 'N Pop (World)'.

- 0.57: Added Pop 'N Pop (Asia). Renamed (popnpop) to (popnpopj).

- 24th September 2001: Chris Hardy added the Asian version of Pop'n'Pop to the Taito F3 driver.

- 0.37b12: Fixed sound1 rom address to $c00000.

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added Pop 'N Pop (Japan) (Taito 1997).

- 16th January 2001: Bryan McPhail fixed some memory corrupting bugs in the Taito F3 driver.

- 15th January 2001: Bryan McPhail finally submitted his Taito F3 driver, which is not graphically perfect and crashes hard sometimes but has complete ES5505 sound emulation thanks to Aaron Giles, Ian Schmidt and R. Belmont. Not all games are working due to 68020 core bugs, but these are: Ring Rage, Arabian Magic, Riding Fight, Grid Seeker: Project Stormhammer, Gunlock / Rayforce, Super Cup Finals / Hat Trick Hero '93, Top Ranking Stars, Light Bringer, Kaiser Knuckle / Global Champion, Bubble Bobble 2 / Bubble Symphony, Space Invaders DX, Taito Power Goal / Hat Trick Hero '95, Quiz Theater - 3tsu no Monogatari, Akkanvader, Moriguchi Hiroko no Quiz de Hyuu!Hyuu!, Puzzle Bobble 2 / Bust-A-Move Again, Puzzle Bobble 2X, Kyukyoku Tiger 2, Bubble Memories, Cleopatra Fortune, Puzzle Bobble 3, Arkanoid Returns, Kirameki Star Road, Puchi Carat and Pop 'N Pop.

LEVELS: 21 - 7 (puzzle mode - vs. mode)

Other Emulators:

* Raine

Romset: 15874 kb / 18 files / 5.08 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="popnpopu" sourcefile="taito_f3.c" cloneof="popnpop" romof="popnpop">
              <description>Pop'n Pop (Ver 2.07A 1998/02/09)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="e51-12.20" merge="e51-12.20" size="524288" crc="86a237d5" sha1="4b87a51705a4d831b21ee770af17310c6c091c2e" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e51-11.19" merge="e51-11.19" size="524288" crc="8a49f34f" sha1="8691fbc1e96f0c9eb550dbb8ae8d7ef371397166" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e51-10.18" merge="e51-10.18" size="524288" crc="4bce68f8" sha1="1a9220926f4d8db509f4ccbf318d123f34c42153" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="e51-15.17" size="524288" crc="1ad77903" sha1="d5e631d70108d1f15bcfcacde914ac2fb95cb102" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="e51-03.12" merge="e51-03.12" size="1048576" crc="a24c4607" sha1="2396fa927446568ad8d98ad6756813e2f30523dd" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e51-02.8" merge="e51-02.8" size="1048576" crc="6aa8b96c" sha1="aaf7917dce5fed43c68cd3065538b58666ef3dbc" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e51-01.4" merge="e51-01.4" size="1048576" crc="70347e24" sha1="6b4ab90f0209e50eac7bee3abcf40afb71ab950a" region="gfx1" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="e51-08.47" merge="e51-08.47" size="2097152" crc="3ad41f02" sha1="a4959113c01062003df41cdf6146e8a034917ee2" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e51-07.45" merge="e51-07.45" size="2097152" crc="95873e46" sha1="02504cbd920c8dbcb5abec6388305eff38f7efe0" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e51-06.43" merge="e51-06.43" size="2097152" crc="c240d6c8" sha1="6f3b5224b7eb8783893375d432bbbfc37f81c230" region="gfx2" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="e51-13.32" merge="e51-13.32" size="262144" crc="3b9e3986" sha1="26340bda0ad2ea580e2395135617966676a71ad5" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="e51-14.33" merge="e51-14.33" size="262144" crc="1f9a5015" sha1="5da38c5fe2a50bcde6bd46ab1cb9a56dbab1a882" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="e51-04.38" merge="e51-04.38" size="2097152" crc="66790f55" sha1="ac539b2655dbcda1bdffb9f3cf4c96fb05721e9d" region="ensoniq.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e51-05.41" merge="e51-05.41" size="2097152" crc="4d08b26d" sha1="071a11a1b1ee8b8129d02b15ec0e533912c91b04" region="ensoniq.0" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-09.ic14" merge="pal16l8a-d77-09.ic14" size="260" crc="b371532b" sha1="7f875f380e69d14326a036a09d2fda7554b73664" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-10.ic28" merge="pal16l8a-d77-10.ic28" size="260" crc="42f59227" sha1="1f0db7489b49c00603ea51d130c9dfc237545390" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-11.ic37" merge="palce16v8q-d77-11.ic37" size="279" crc="eacc294e" sha1="90679d523d90c1f8d2ecbd7b6fac2861f94cf107" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-12.ic48" merge="palce16v8q-d77-12.ic48" size="279" crc="e9920cfe" sha1="58b73fe65f118d57fdce56d781593fc70c797f1b" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-15.ic21" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ensoniq" name="ES5505" clock="15238050"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="232" refresh="58.970000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="4095" sensitivity="25" keydelta="25"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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