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prmtmfgt: MAME ROM Information.


Prime Time Fighter (c) 1993 Taito.

Six boxers fight each other with their own special attack to win the world unity open weight boxing title match.


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : D53

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


Released in May 1993.

This game is known outside US as "Top Ranking Stars".


Project leader : George K-S

Game designers : Fumio Horiuchi, Masakazu Iwahashi

Software designers : Soliton K+H+Y Sako, Mail, Wolf Kato

Base character designers : N. Korammer, Vap Corp.

Character designers : Yhaway Hasama, Y.N. Dessy, Akiyoshi Takada, Jijiy Yamada, Bibiko Tamae Kisanuki, Natsuco Mochi-Mochi, Mari Fukusaki (Mari-Konga Fukusaki), Kouittya Kisato, Vap Corp.

Art designer : Hiroyasu Nagai (Super Psychicer Nagai)

Hardware designer : Katsumi Kaneoka

Sound designer : Yoshiro Horie

Executive producer : Keisuke Hasegawa


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- In the information screen of the intro secene, the words are behind character's image. king_krm (ID 00956)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (prmtmfgo) to (prmtmfgto).

- 0.105u1: Changed description of 'Top Ranking Stars (World new version)' to 'Top Ranking Stars (Ver 2.1O 1993/05/21) (New Version)' and clones 'Top Ranking Stars (Japan new version)' to 'Top Ranking Stars (Ver 2.1J 1993/05/21) (New Version)', 'Prime Time Fighter (US new version)' to 'Prime Time Fighter (Ver 2.1A 1993/05/21) (New Version)', 'Top Ranking Stars (World old version)' to 'Top Ranking Stars (Ver 2.1O 1993/05/21) (Old Version)', 'Top Ranking Stars (Japan old version)' to 'Top Ranking Stars (Ver 2.1J 1993/05/21) (Old Version)' and 'Prime Time Fighter (US old version)' to 'Prime Time Fighter (Ver 2.1A 1993/05/21) (Old Version)'.

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

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added Top Ranking Stars (World new version) (Taito 1993) and clones (World old version), (Japan old version), (Japan new version) and Prime Time Fighter (US new version) and Prime Time Fighter (US old version).

- 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.


Other Emulators:

* Raine

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: 17664 kb / 17 files / 6.03 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="prmtmfgt" sourcefile="taito_f3.c" cloneof="trstar" romof="trstar">
              <description>Prime Time Fighter (Ver 2.1A 1993/05/21) (New Version)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito America Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="d53-15-1.24" merge="d53-15-1.24" size="262144" crc="098bba94" sha1="b77990213ac790d15bdc0dc1e8f7adf04fe5e952" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d53-16-1.26" merge="d53-16-1.26" size="262144" crc="4fa8b15c" sha1="821c21e1b958614ba6636330583b3661f9e0cebb" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="d53-18-1.37" merge="d53-18-1.37" size="262144" crc="aa71cfcc" sha1="ba62c01255cdfe0821d1b72b7f11d6e1f88b09d7" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="d53-19-1.35" size="262144" crc="3ae6d211" sha1="f3e27e0169686633d8d8f2cbac05375aa94cfde9" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="d53-03.45" merge="d53-03.45" size="2097152" crc="91b66145" sha1="df5bc2e544ce80a98db1fe28b4a8af8c3905c7eb" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d53-04.46" merge="d53-04.46" size="2097152" crc="ac3a5e80" sha1="8a6ea8096099b465d63d56abc79ed77304fd4fa4" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="d53-06.64" merge="d53-06.64" size="1048576" crc="f4bac410" sha1="569bcd81d596b24add5db4a145ae04750a1bb086" region="gfx1" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="d53-07.65" merge="d53-07.65" size="1048576" crc="2f4773c3" sha1="17cef13de0836923743b336cc5a64f7452629486" region="gfx1" offset="400001"/>
              <rom name="d53-05.47" merge="d53-05.47" size="2097152" crc="b9b68b15" sha1="c3783b09b22954a959188b80e537fa84d827ac47" region="gfx1" offset="900000"/>
              <rom name="d53-08.66" merge="d53-08.66" size="1048576" crc="ad13a1ee" sha1="341112055b6bee33072c262f4ea7c4d0970888a6" region="gfx1" offset="b00000"/>
              <rom name="d53-09.48" merge="d53-09.48" size="1048576" crc="690554d3" sha1="113afd8fe7b77a30c2e3c5baca3f19d74902625b" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d53-10.49" merge="d53-10.49" size="1048576" crc="0ec05dc5" sha1="781a6362ef963417fb6383a62dcc70d6f5b3131b" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="d53-11.50" merge="d53-11.50" size="1048576" crc="39c0a546" sha1="53f03586f6586032fc3b4f90e987c1128edbb0a7" region="gfx2" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="d53-13.10" merge="d53-13.10" size="131072" crc="877f0361" sha1="eda58d71fb06f739bee1451d7aa7e7e6dee10e03" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="d53-14.23" merge="d53-14.23" size="131072" crc="a8664867" sha1="dffddca469019abac33a1abe41c3fe83fbf553ce" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="d53-01.2" merge="d53-01.2" size="2097152" crc="28fd2d9b" sha1="e08037795952a28e7a5e90437f1b9675aadfa136" region="ensoniq.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="d53-02.3" merge="d53-02.3" size="2097152" crc="8bd4367a" sha1="9b274fe321c4faedb7d44f7998ae2e37c6899688" region="ensoniq.0" offset="400000"/>
              <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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