Home News Forum                            

Play your favorite classic games and more with the GameEx front end. Read more.

pulsar: MAME ROM Information.


Pulsar (c) 1981 Sega.

A 1 or 2-player game in which players maneuver their tank through a maze in an effort to secure keys necessary to unlock the gate to the next round.


Game ID : 790-805

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 1.93356 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Samples

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 64

Player : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released during January 1981.


Designed & programmed by : Larry Clague, Mike Hendricks


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.29 [Mike Coates]

Samples required


* Change heart rate based on bit 7 of Port 1 (audio\pulsar.c)


- 0.37b7: Re-added samples.

- 23rd August 2000: Juergen Buchmueller added preliminary analog sound emulation to Pulsar.

- 0.36b10: Removed samples.

- 0.36b7: Samples support in Pulsar [Zsolt Vasvari]. Added samples (alienhit, ashoot, birth, bonus, clang, gate, hbeat, key, movmaze, phit, pshoot and sizzle.wav).

- 0.36b5: Added prom ($0 - control).

- 0.29: Mike Coates added Pulsar (Sega 1981). Runs on the same ahrdware as Carnival. Known issues: Dipswitches not verified.


- Bump into each key with player tank and transport to matching colored lock

- Tank color changes to match key in transport

- Advance to the next round by transporting all keys

- Unlocking locks in numerical order scores a double fuel bonus

- Shoot defenders to obtain more fuel

- If defenders of the same color are shot consecutively their point value doubles

LEVELS: 99 (endless)

Recommended Games (Maze 3):


Solar Fox

Space Bugger

Space Dungeon

The Electric Yo-Yo


Ten Spot (Survivor)


Net Wars



Zeroize (DECO Cassette)




Speed Ball (prototype)


Power Surge

Romset: 17 kb / 18 files / 12.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pulsar" sourcefile="vicdual.c" sampleof="pulsar">
              <rom name="790.u33" size="1024" crc="5e3816da" sha1="83f019fa3598e383310b4c21441e4f8ef0c9d4fb" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="791.u32" size="1024" crc="ce0aee83" sha1="f3755592a9aaa2d493d017c8da19354fd5598860" region="maincpu" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="792.u31" size="1024" crc="72d78cf1" sha1="d292d80826081073d279d163a107926fa80f02d0" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="793.u30" size="1024" crc="42155dd4" sha1="d3032b0509eb3aa9c49b92ae69971ec019310b16" region="maincpu" offset="c00"/>
              <rom name="794.u29" size="1024" crc="11c7213a" sha1="417a608913e84c456f3181e94e496b05599dfb14" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="795.u28" size="1024" crc="d2f02e29" sha1="2b4333ecb89abd80634686b9ef667213423bc4a8" region="maincpu" offset="1400"/>
              <rom name="796.u27" size="1024" crc="67737a2e" sha1="6e8616bb0fba603fec9d97a1852986390db67b0a" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="797.u26" size="1024" crc="ec250b24" sha1="b8bbdc888008d072672024fced55fcf3da668532" region="maincpu" offset="1c00"/>
              <rom name="798.u8" size="1024" crc="1d34912d" sha1="32b10bc9617fa14b9e98bd572c86bba495f64d18" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="799.u7" size="1024" crc="f5695e4c" sha1="77251f917802d01d76a9a6cf8bb6c12919803388" region="maincpu" offset="2400"/>
              <rom name="800.u6" size="1024" crc="bf91ad92" sha1="ebadcb9a6d2ee5e4b432f132095fac8d72e05a34" region="maincpu" offset="2800"/>
              <rom name="801.u5" size="1024" crc="1e9721dc" sha1="ddb94275c8fd26f7323b89d234b34883737f8738" region="maincpu" offset="2c00"/>
              <rom name="802.u4" size="1024" crc="d32d2192" sha1="334c10dd418fe320fc9a689c798e90787aaae7bf" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="803.u3" size="1024" crc="3ede44d5" sha1="3967fc6dc25b5872ae1ad389a31257b39879e13d" region="maincpu" offset="3400"/>
              <rom name="804.u2" size="1024" crc="62847b01" sha1="79763623df6eb7d189a0b0583ecc12c88602a44d" region="maincpu" offset="3800"/>
              <rom name="805.u1" size="1024" crc="ab418e86" sha1="ad0dfd982b3bd3943aaf670d48485218f1cc4998" region="maincpu" offset="3c00"/>
              <rom name="316-0789.u49" size="32" crc="7fc1861f" sha1="e005a8afd6b9e6b7d4ddf362c204e472b80582c6" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="316-0206.u14" size="32" crc="9617d796" sha1="7cff2741866095ff42eadd8022bea349ec8d2f39" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <sample name="clang"/>
              <sample name="key"/>
              <sample name="alienhit"/>
              <sample name="phit"/>
              <sample name="ashoot"/>
              <sample name="pshoot"/>
              <sample name="bonus"/>
              <sample name="sizzle"/>
              <sample name="gate"/>
              <sample name="birth"/>
              <sample name="hbeat"/>
              <sample name="movmaze"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="1933560"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="5156160" htotal="328" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives (1/2)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="+0" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="+2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN0" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives (2/2)" tag="IN1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="+0" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="+1" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN3" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="0"/>

emumovies.com      Retro bytes Portal           Bookmark and Share

Developed by: Spesoft  Headsoft     Terms of use     Privacy    Advertise