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Puchi Carat - Gemstone Ohkoku no Sekai (c) 1997 Taito.

Hit the ball with your paddle to destroy jewels in this simple but addictive puzzle game.


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E46

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in October 1997.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Small Karat - Gemstone Kingdom World'.

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


* Choose 3rd Costume : Press A button and Start at the same time when selecting your character.

* Play As Patoraco : After inserting a coin, when C-Mond is teaching how to play, press A(x3) and Start. She will be available between Garnet and Shyst.


Producer : Atsuchi Taniguchi

Director : Takahiro Fujito

Game designers : Atsuchi Taniguchi, Takahiro Fujito, Chiho Maeda, Ken Ninomiya, Mari Fukusaki, Yoko Kaneko, Kazuhiro Fujimoto, Nabuhiro Hosomi, Yasuhisa Watanabe (Zuntata)

Character graphics : Chino Maeda, Ken Ninomiya, Mari Fukusaki, Yoko Kaneko, Kazuhiro Fujimoto, Nobuhiro Hosomi

Sound : Yasuhisa Watanabe (Zuntata)

Programmers : Nichiaki Kaneko (I.T.L), Tomoaki Kasuyagi (I.T.L), Yasuhito Nagumo (I.T.L)

Character designer : Yasunobu Kousokabe


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1998)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999)

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 26, 2005; "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")

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:

0.84 [Brian Troha]

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- puchicar, puchicarj: Graphic: Missing blending effects. abelardator2 (ID 03741)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (puchicrj) to (puchicarj).

- 0.106u12: MASH added plds ($0, 200, 400, 600, 800 - pal16l8a-d77-09a.bin, pal16l8a-d77-10a.bin, palce16v8q-d77-11a.bin, palce16v8q-d77-12a.bin and palce16v8q-d77-15a.bin) to Puchi Carat and clone.

- 0.105u1: Changed description of 'Puchi Carat (World)' to 'Puchi Carat (Ver 2.02O 1997/10/29)' and clone 'Puchi Carat (Japan)' to 'Puchi Carat (Ver 2.02J 1997/10/29)'.

- 0.84: Brian Troha added Puchi Carat (World). Renamed (puchicar) to (puchicrj).

- 0.69: Fixed sound1 roms addresses.

- 13th March 2003: Paul Priest and MooglyGuy fixed the sound ROM loading in Puzzle Bobble 3, Puzzle Bobble 4 and Puchi Carat.

- 0.37b12: Fixed all sound1 rom addresses.

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

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added Puchi Carat (Japan) (Taito 1997). Known issues: Bats can fly off one side of the screen and appear on the other - analogue input problem. Input bit to switch between analogue/digital control panels for Puchi Carat is not found.

- 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: 1 - 11 (single mode - vs. mode)

Other Emulators:

* Raine

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Romset: 24066 kb / 23 files / 8.06 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="puchicar" sourcefile="taito_f3.c">
              <description>Puchi Carat (Ver 2.02O 1997/10/29)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="e46-16" size="524288" crc="cf2accdf" sha1="b1e9808299a3c68c939009275108ee76cd7f5749" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e46-15" size="524288" crc="c32c6ed8" sha1="b0c4cca836e6957ecabdaddff23439f9d038a161" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e46-14" size="524288" crc="a154c300" sha1="177d9f3514f1e59a1036b979d2ab969249f519ca" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="e46-18" size="524288" crc="396e3122" sha1="1000bfe22f783f7121a261d37551bde5687fff8b" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="e46-06" size="2097152" crc="b74336f2" sha1="f5039a4d2117c78e905e2ef6dec43e143a91915e" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e46-04" size="2097152" crc="463ecc4c" sha1="e1649e68acc1637a5dc596b1b29c735e286056af" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e46-05" size="2097152" crc="83a32eee" sha1="1a1059b0a5ba1542c866072ffe1874daba982387" region="gfx1" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="e46-03" size="2097152" crc="eb768193" sha1="1d48334c0dfb9f72484717c267ac9b9b8d887fc8" region="gfx1" offset="400001"/>
              <rom name="e46-02" size="2097152" crc="fb046018" sha1="48d9c582ec9ef59dcc7538598fbd7ea2117896af" region="gfx1" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="e46-01" size="2097152" crc="34fc2103" sha1="dca199bbd0ad28a11960101cda8d110943b10822" region="gfx1" offset="e00000"/>
              <rom name="e46-12" size="1048576" crc="1f3a9851" sha1="c8711e2ef0096b41cc9b4c41e521d44b824f7181" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e46-11" size="1048576" crc="e9f10bf1" sha1="4ee9be3846b262dc0992c904c40580353b164d46" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e46-10" size="1048576" crc="1999b76a" sha1="83d6d2efe250bf3b119982bbf701f9b9d856af2d" region="gfx2" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="e46-21" size="262144" crc="b466cff6" sha1="0757984f15a6ac9939c1e8625d5b9bfcbc788acc" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="e46-22" size="262144" crc="c67b767e" sha1="19f3db6615d7a6ed4d2636b6beabe2f3ed6d0c38" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="e46-07" size="2097152" crc="f20af91e" sha1="86040ff7ce591418b32c06c3a02fabcbe76281f5" region="ensoniq.0" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="e46-08" size="2097152" crc="f7f96e1d" sha1="8a83ea9036e8647b8dec6b5e144288ed9c025779" region="ensoniq.0" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="e46-09" size="2097152" crc="824135f8" sha1="13e9edeac38e63fa27d9fd7892d51c216f36ec30" region="ensoniq.0" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-09a.bin" size="260" crc="b371532b" sha1="7f875f380e69d14326a036a09d2fda7554b73664" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-10a.bin" size="260" crc="42f59227" sha1="1f0db7489b49c00603ea51d130c9dfc237545390" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-11a.bin" size="279" crc="eacc294e" sha1="90679d523d90c1f8d2ecbd7b6fac2861f94cf107" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-12a.bin" size="279" crc="e9920cfe" sha1="58b73fe65f118d57fdce56d781593fc70c797f1b" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-15a.bin" size="279" crc="0edf820a" sha1="6bfcc711a15a31dd57e863c46537df9de1a66c2f" 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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