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poundfor: MAME ROM Information.


Pound for Pound (c) 1990 Irem.

An overhead boxing game where you fight to become the best in the world.


Irem M-84 system hardware

Main CPU : V30 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), DAC (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 256 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 55.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 2

Control : trackball

Buttons : 2


Released in December 1990.


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


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b1 [Nicola Salmoria]

0.36b6 [Nicola Salmoria]


- You can't move the arrows on the menu screens to choose the other boxer or game. Fever / InsideOutBoy / Gmitra / TriggerFin (ID 00599)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (poundfoj) to (poundforj) and (poundfou) to (poundforu).

- 7th April 2009: Guru - Pound for Pound (for M85 PALs and BPROMs) arrived from Japan.

- 0.119u1: Team Japump added clone Pound for Pound (Japan). Fixed rom names.

- 0.77u2: Added dipswitches 'Round Time', 'Matches/Credit (2P)', 'Rounds/Match', 'Difficulty', 'Trackball Size' and 'Cabinet'.

- 0.67: Jake Stookey fixed Player 2 can't move right or left in Pound for Pound.

- 0.54: Fixed misplaced graphics in the upper side of the screen when the initial text appears in clone Pound for Pound (US).

- 0.37b8: Added 'Flip Screen' dipswitch.

- 0.37b2: Added dipswitches 'Demo Sounds', 'Coin Mode' and 'Coinage'.

- 0.37b1: Nicola Salmoria added Pound for Pound (World) (Irem 1990) and clone (US).

- 30th March 2000: Roberto Fresca fixed some Pound for Pound and Air Duel dipswitches.

- 23rd March 2000: Nicola Salmoria added Pound for Pound to the M72 driver.

- 13th March 2000: Guru - Dumped Pound for Pound (Irem M85).

- 0.36b6: Nicola Salmoria added Pound for Pound (Testdriver).


Recommended Games (Boxing):


KO Punch

Champion Boxing

Main Event


Super Punch-Out!!

VS Gong Fight

King of Boxer

Heavyweight Champ

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (PlayChoice-10)

Vs. TKO Boxing

Final Blow

The Final Round

Pound for Pound

Success Joe

Legend of Success Joe

Title Fight

Top Ranking Stars

Best Bout Boxing

Funky Head Boxers

Romset: 2368 kb / 14 files / 955.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="poundfor" sourcefile="m72.c">
              <description>Pound for Pound (World)</description>
              <rom name="ppa-h0-b.9e" size="131072" crc="50d4a2d8" sha1="7fd62c6613cb58b512c6c3670fa66a5b9906e6a1" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ppa-l0-b.9d" size="131072" crc="bd997942" sha1="da484afe3b79e09e323c768a0b2165e6283971a7" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ppa-h1.9f" size="131072" crc="f6c82f48" sha1="b38a2f9f0f6439b2cf453fec87ca11d959777ee6" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="ppa-l1.9c" size="131072" crc="5b07b087" sha1="04a2403eb8c443cb92b880edc612542acdbcafa4" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="ppa-sp.4j" size="65536" crc="3f458a5b" sha1="d73740b2a548bf8a895909da0841f18d9ed32668" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ppb-n0.bin" size="262144" crc="951a41f8" sha1="59b64f63ea2452c2b42ff7ebf1ff6fc4e7879ce3" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ppb-n1.bin" size="262144" crc="c609b7f2" sha1="1da3550c7e4d2a26d75d143934680d9177ba5c35" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="ppb-n2.bin" size="262144" crc="318c0b5f" sha1="1d4cd17dc2f8fc4e523eaf679f21d83e1bfade4e" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ppb-n3.bin" size="262144" crc="93dc9490" sha1="3df4d57a7bf19443f5aa6a416bcee968f81d9059" region="gfx1" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="ppa-g00.bin" size="131072" crc="8a88a174" sha1="d360b9014aec31960538ee488894496248a820dc" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ppa-g10.bin" size="131072" crc="e48a66ac" sha1="49b33db6a922d6f1d1417e28714a67431b7c0217" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="ppa-g20.bin" size="131072" crc="12b93e79" sha1="f3d2b76a30874827c8998c1d13a55a3990b699b7" region="gfx2" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="ppa-g30.bin" size="131072" crc="faa39aee" sha1="9cc1a468b304437766c04189054d3b8f7ff1f958" region="gfx2" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="ppa-v0.bin" size="262144" crc="03321664" sha1="51f2b2b712385c1cd55fd069829efac01838d603" region="samples" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="V30" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="m72" name="M72 Custom"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="384" height="256" refresh="55.017606" pixclock="8000000" htotal="512" hbend="64" hbstart="448" vtotal="284" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="trackball" minimum="0" maximum="65535" sensitivity="50" keydelta="30" reverse="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Round Time" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="60" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="90" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="120" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Matches/Credit (2P)" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Rounds/Match" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Trackball Size" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Small" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Large" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="1536">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Upright (2P)" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1536"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 1" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mode 2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="12288">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="12288" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="49152">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="49152" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="61440">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="40960"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="45056"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="49152"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="53248"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="57344"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="12288"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="61440" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit, 1 Coin/Continue" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="36864"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="28672"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="24576"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="20480"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="512"/>

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