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sbombera: MAME ROM Information.


Space Bomber (c) 1998 Psikyo.


Main CPU : SH-2 (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YMF278B (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 5120

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (FIRE, CATCH)


Released in July 1998.

Ver.B is much more common than the original revision.

Scitron / Gamest released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Pilots Kids, Space Bomber - SGCD-006) on 05/03/1999.


Differences in Ver.B compared to the original:

- Intro: picture of man ("No, go to star") has been flipped horizontally

- Intro: spinning "Space Bomber" at bottom right is red instead of silver.

- "Game Over" image has different palette

- Lives counter are animated instead of a larger static image

- Story panes have been added between worlds and when the game is cleared, the original had none

- 'rankings' have been added on all clear ("CAT-2" etc.)

- Gameplay tweaks seem to consist of shrinking the size of bullets in a given encounter (e.g. third wave of bullets for boss 2-4, bullets from saucers in 1-4) presumably to make it a touch easier


* Play As Light blue ship : After inserting a credit, press Right(x3), Left(x3), Right(x7).

* Play As Tetris block : After inserting a credit, press Up(x3), Down(x3), Up(x7).

* Unlock Extra Maintenance : If you hold Test Button+PL1 Button 1 during boot, you get extra options in the test menu (Stage Select with choice of ships, BG Test).


Staff : Shin nakamura, Kunio asahara, Akihiko nasu, Koji Hamada, Hiroyuki ootani, Hajime itou, Noriko tomishima, Kazuhiro toba, Shiori saito, Masaki izutani, Katsuya shikanouchi, Katsuhiro nishida, Masayuki nakata, Masashi kajikawa, Yasuhide maeda, Hiroshi yamada, Shinichi yusa, Genbun kobayashi


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.59 [David Haywood]

Artwork available


- Original PCB videos. Smitdogg (ID 04219)


- 15th May 2011: Mr. Do - Looks like sbomber got renamed (again). You can simply grab the LAY file and let ClrMAME work it out. Thank you Roman, for the heads up.

- 0.141u2: hap, N. Francfort, Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clone Space Bomber. Renamed (sbomberb) to (sbomber).

- 25th January 2011: Smitdogg - We got the original Space Bomber. Most of the boards were converted to Version B so this one is pretty rare.

- 0.136: Added eeprom-sbomberb.bin EEPROM.

- 26th July 2008: Mr. Do - Funny story. Tormod sent me a BUNCH of instruction cards a long time ago. You've probably been seeing them added in every so often. Well, around July of last year, I had completed a whole bunch of them, but then had a computer crash, and they ended up on the "spare" hard drive by mistake. I found them again going through a cleanup. So thanks to Tormod, this week we have Rolling Thunder 2.

- 0.63: Added 'Debug' dipswitch.

- 0.60: Changed description to 'Space Bomber (ver. B)'. Added 'Region' dipswitch.

- 0.59: David Haywood added Space Bomber (ver. B) (Japan) (Psikyo 1998). Are sprite colours 100% now? Black clouds in one level of Space Bomber, maybe alpha.

- 4th March 2002: David Haywood improved the backgrounds in Space Bomber and Gunbird 2, but they still aren't perfect and Strikers 1945 II isn't improved at all.

- 25th February 2002: R. Belmont fixed the EEPROM code in the Psikyo SH-2 games and David Haywood added preliminary background graphics support to Space Bomber, unfortunately it doesn't work in any of the other games.

- 22nd February 2002: David Haywood reported some more progress with the newer Psikyo games. Most color problems are fixed, Sol Divide also works and Daraku Tenshi - The Fallen Angels also works almost up to the actual game but crashes at that point. The background graphics in Strikers 1945 II and Space Bomber are still missing, though.

- 21st February 2002: David Haywood reported some progress in emulating Hitachi SH-2 based Psikyo games. Strikers 1945 II and Space Bomber are playable, although they miss a lot of graphics, have some wrong colors and no sound.

LEVELS: 24 (sbomber)

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Romset: 46081 kb / 14 files / 15.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="sbombera" sourcefile="psikyosh.c" cloneof="sbomber" romof="sbomber">
              <description>Space Bomber</description>
              <rom name="2.u18" size="524288" crc="57819a26" sha1="d7a6fc957e39adf97762ab0a35b91aa17ec026e0" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="1.u17" size="524288" crc="c388e847" sha1="cbf4f2e191894160bdf0290d72cf20c222aaf7a7" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="0l.u4" merge="0l.u4" size="4194304" crc="b7e4ac51" sha1="70e802b6235932116496a77ee0c78a256e85aff3" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="0h.u13" merge="0h.u13" size="4194304" crc="235e6c27" sha1="c597d7b5bef4edac1474ad0024cfb33eb1257106" region="gfx1" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="1l.u3" merge="1l.u3" size="4194304" crc="3c88c48c" sha1="d1ce4ab60ba18449bbd96e29c310e060a0bb6de6" region="gfx1" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="1h.u12" merge="1h.u12" size="4194304" crc="15626a6e" sha1="5493e92c9724982938591d758bee7d86cf96fd19" region="gfx1" offset="800002"/>
              <rom name="2l.u2" merge="2l.u2" size="4194304" crc="41e92f64" sha1="ea121c7cb35266ed0c21af4bb958fe5d73d84977" region="gfx1" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="2h.u20" merge="2h.u20" size="4194304" crc="4ae62e84" sha1="adc1dab2f09aa4f5665d7bb7603a9b75c978031e" region="gfx1" offset="1000002"/>
              <rom name="3l.u1" merge="3l.u1" size="4194304" crc="43ba5f0f" sha1="b8f93ed055441fd06b68103c9fd62b6aa3f3da7d" region="gfx1" offset="1800000"/>
              <rom name="3h.u19" merge="3h.u19" size="4194304" crc="ff01bb12" sha1="df6fab898356c02f34ee7a45fdcc265218f2f20e" region="gfx1" offset="1800002"/>
              <rom name="4l.u10" merge="4l.u10" size="4194304" crc="e491d593" sha1="12a7f6c282969be342b70443b8c802a399571245" region="gfx1" offset="2000000"/>
              <rom name="4h.u31" merge="4h.u31" size="4194304" crc="7bdd377a" sha1="e357c98f82b8ea3ae4fd8eae6c1ad2dfb500db9c" region="gfx1" offset="2000002"/>
              <rom name="sound.u32" merge="sound.u32" size="4194304" crc="85cbff69" sha1="34c7f4d337111de2064f84214294b6bdc37bf16c" region="ymf" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="eeprom-sbomber.bin" merge="eeprom-sbomber.bin" size="256" crc="7ac38846" sha1="c5f4b05a94211f3c96b8c472adbe634f2e77d753" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="SH-2" clock="28636350"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymf" name="YMF278B" clock="28636350"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Debug" tag="INPUTS" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Region" tag="JP4" mask="16777216">
                     <dipvalue name="Japan" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="World" value="16777216" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="5120"/>

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