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scessjoe: MAME ROM Information.


Success Joe (c) 1990 Taito Corp.

A boxing game.


Developed by Wave Corp.

Known in Japan as "Ashita no Joe".

Extremely rare, this game is based on the classic manga/anime series Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow's Joe). The manga ran from 1968 to 1973 in Shonen Magazine. There were also 2 TV series that ran from 1970 to 1971 and 1980 to 1981 and a movie was released in 1980.

When one of Joe's old rivals, Rikishi, died in the ring in 1970, Kodansha publishing actually held a funeral service for him. Over 700 people attended from all over Japan. An actual Buddhist priest presided over the funeral, held in a full-sized boxing ring.


1. Success Joe (1990)

2. Legend of Success Joe (1991)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.121u3 [Corrado Tomaselli]

0.77u3 [David Haywood]


- 0.135u2: Fabio Priuli added save state support to Success Joe.

- 0.128u2: Phil Bennett fixed MSM5205 ADPCM and sound communications in Ashita no Joe/Success Joe.

- 0.123u2: RansAckeR added DIP locations to Success Joe and clone Ashita no Joe (Japan).

- 0.122u1: Corrado Tomaselli verified some CPU clocks of original boards using a frequency counter, changed Success Joe YM2203 clock from 3MHz to 4MHz.

- 0.121u3: Corrado Tomaselli added Success Joe (World) (WAVE / Taito Corporation 1990).

- 4th December 2007: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Success Joe (World).

- 0.78: David Haywood and Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed Ashita no Joe - Game now playable. Added Z80 (4MHz) CPU2, YM2203 (3MHz) and MSM5205 (384000 Hz) sound. Added missing cpu1 rom ($80000), sound1 rom ($0) and 8x gfx4/5 roms. Changed visible area to 288x208 and added dipswitches 'Cabinet', 'Flip Screen', 'Service Mode', 'Demo Sounds', 'Coinage', 'Difficulty' and 'Number of controller'.

- 20th December 2003: R. Belmont added MSM5205 sound emulation to the Ashita no Joe driver.

- 19th December 2003: Pierpaolo Prazzoli sent in a major update to the Ashita no Joe driver, making it almost finished except for the sound which is not emulated at all.

- 17th December 2003: David Haywood sent in a preliminary driver for Ashita no Joe, it mostly works but has bad graphics and no controls etc.

- 0.77u3: David Haywood added Ashita no Joe (Japan) (WAVE/Taito 19??). Incomplete set.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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: 5408 kb / 19 files / 1.63 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="scessjoe" sourcefile="ashnojoe.c">
              <description>Success Joe (World)</description>
              <manufacturer>Wave / Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="5.4q" size="65536" crc="c805f9e7" sha1="e1e85701bde496b1fd64211b94bfb0def597ae51" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="6.4s" size="65536" crc="eda7a537" sha1="3bb19fbdfb6c8af4e2078958fa445ac1f4434d0d" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="sj201-nw.6m" size="262144" crc="5a64ca42" sha1="660b8bca21ef3c2230adce7cb7e7d1f018714f23" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="9.8q" size="32768" crc="8767e212" sha1="13bf927febedff9d7d164fbf0da7fb3a588c2a94" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="8.5e" size="65536" crc="9bcb160e" sha1="1677048e5ce26562ff7ba36fcc2d0ed5a652b91e" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="7.5c" size="65536" crc="b250c69d" sha1="594b1bb94a162b07944a971b7fedddca5c37f2cb" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="4.4e" size="65536" crc="aa6336d3" sha1="43f70cc3223f11d7929dd44b0edf0a31f5fe41c3" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="3.4c" size="65536" crc="7e2d86b5" sha1="8b8d1b9240a700e29afc109eddf6e58a0a7666a4" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="2.3m" size="65536" crc="c3254938" sha1="fd57163f740cd4fdecca94cced91314c289741ae" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="1.1m" size="65536" crc="5d16a6fa" sha1="2af907b0fcb9ff93340de3301da4b10e945455e5" region="gfx3" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="sj402-nw.8e" size="524288" crc="b6d33d06" sha1="688ccf467a5112ec522811894e2626ab5f155903" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sj403-nw.7e" size="524288" crc="07143f56" sha1="1b953c8826d3993a486eed6b9d94d37145fd2e79" region="gfx4" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="sj404-nw.7a" size="524288" crc="8f134128" sha1="026a6076d54cd5f1d06b29c51031cb79a6b2c11d" region="gfx5" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sj405-nw.7c" size="524288" crc="6fd81699" sha1="8a4f9e47dd39b4b0213c3682da2221ca53bba658" region="gfx5" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="sj406-nw.7d" size="524288" crc="634e33e6" sha1="1d6a72a4ca80cd1c1fd6ce9359c304b45091cdfe" region="gfx5" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="sj407-nw.7f" size="524288" crc="5c66ff06" sha1="9923ba00679e1b47b5da63c1a13e0f8dd4c78bb5" region="gfx5" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="sj408-nw.7g" size="524288" crc="6a3b1ea1" sha1="e39a6e52d930f291bf237cf9db3d4b3d2fad53e0" region="gfx5" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="sj409-nw.7j" size="524288" crc="d8764213" sha1="89eadefb956863216c8e3d0380394aba35e8c856" region="gfx5" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="sj401-nw.10r" size="524288" crc="25dfab59" sha1="7d50159204ba05323a2442778f35192e66117dda" region="adpcm" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2203" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="msm" name="MSM5205" clock="384000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="288" height="208" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="768"/>
              <dipswitch name="Number of controller" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="1024"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2048"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4096"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="16384"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32768"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="2048"/>

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