Home News Forum                            

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

sformula: MAME ROM Information.


Super Formula - Chijou Saisoku no Battle (c) 1989 V-System.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2608 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 240 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 2048

Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


The subtitle of this game translates from Japanese as 'Battle of the Fastest Above the Ground'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Tail to Nose - Great Championship".

Based on the 1988 F1 Season, the game is not licensed, but the name changes are only slight : Lotos (Lotus), Mclarun (McLaren), Ferreri (Ferrari), Merci (March (Technically Leyton House)), Willruns (Williams) and Benetten (Benetton). During the demo you get to see pictures of the car, drivers and their names. The drivers look exactly like who they should be.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b2 [Nicola Salmoria]

0.36b5 [Nicola Salmoria]


- Press F1+F3 to see ROM/RAM tests and the final animation.


- Title screen's car movement is inverted. Misc (ID 04413)

- Clone sformula: Side-by-side test. Kold666 (ID 00234)


- 0.136u4: Corrado Tomaselli fixed inverted buttons 1 and 2 on clone Super Formula. They are Jamma standards boards: Brake button is wired to pin 22 and acceleration button to pin 23 which are respectively button 1 and 2 in a jamma standard pinout.

- 0.136u1: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct and save states to Tail to Nose.

- 0.135u4: Fabio Priuli updated Tail to Nose to use Konami video devices instead of konamiic.h code.

- 0.125u2: Couriersud fixed YM2608 sound in Tail to Nose.

- 0.125u1: Andrew Gardner merged memory maps for Tail to Nose.

- 0.122u6: Corrado Tomaselli verified and changed CPU frequencies in Tail to Nose. Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.63: Jarek Burczynski added drum support in YM2608 emulation (check e.g. Tail 2 Nose).

- 0.37b5: Added clone Super Formula (Japan).

- 0.37b3: Aaron Giles fixed YM2608 ADPCM support.

- 0.37b2: Nicola Salmoria added Tail to Nose - Great Championship (V-System 1989).

- 11th April 2000: Nicola Salmoria wrote a driver for Great Championship Tail to Nose.

- 0.36b5: Nicola Salmoria added (unkvsys) => Tail to Nose (Testdriver).

Recommended Games (F1):

Monte Carlo

Super Speed Race

Grand Champion

Imola Grand Prix

Chequered Flag

F-1 Dream

Dirt Fox

Tail to Nose

F-1 Grand Prix

F-1 Grand Prix Part II

Romset: 2400 kb / 14 files / 658.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="sformula" sourcefile="tail2nos.c" cloneof="tail2nos" romof="tail2nos">
              <description>Super Formula (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>V-System Co.</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ic129.4" size="65536" crc="672bf690" sha1="b322234b47f20a36430bc03be0b52d9b7f82967b" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic130.7" size="65536" crc="73f0c91c" sha1="faf14eb1a210c7330b47b78ca6c6563ea6482b3b" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="v3" merge="v3" size="65536" crc="e2e0abad" sha1="1a1054bada9654484fe81fe4b4b32af5ab7b53f0" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="v6" merge="v6" size="65536" crc="069817a7" sha1="cca382fe2a49c8c3c84b879a1c30dffff84ef406" region="maincpu" offset="20001"/>
              <rom name="a23" merge="a23" size="524288" crc="d851cf04" sha1="ac5b366b686c5a037b127d223dc6fe90985eb160" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="v5" merge="v5" size="65536" crc="a9fe15a1" sha1="d90bf40c610ea7daaa338f83f82cdffbae7da08e" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="v8" merge="v8" size="65536" crc="4fb6a43e" sha1="5cddda0029b3b141c88b0c128655d35bb12fa34d" region="user2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="v2" merge="v2" size="32768" crc="920d8920" sha1="b8d30903248fee6f985af7fafbe534cfc8c6e829" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="v1" merge="v1" size="65536" crc="bf35c1a4" sha1="a838740e023dc3344dc528324a8dbc48bb98b574" region="audiocpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="a24" merge="a24" size="524288" crc="b1e9de43" sha1="0144252dd9ed561fbebd4994cccf11f6c87e1825" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="o1s" merge="o1s" size="262144" crc="e27a8eb4" sha1="4fcadabf42a1c3deeb6d74d75cdbee802cf16db5" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="oj1" merge="oj1" size="262144" crc="39c36b35" sha1="a97480696bf6d81bf415737e03cc5324d439ab84" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="oj2" merge="oj2" size="262144" crc="77ccaea2" sha1="e38175859c75c6d0f2f01752fad6e167608c4662" region="gfx2" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="osb" merge="osb" size="131072" crc="d49ab2f5" sha1="92f7f6c8f35ac39910879dd88d2cfb6db7c848c9" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2608" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="320" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/4 Credits" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/6 Credits" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/5 Credits" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="5"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/4 Credits" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/6 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/5 Credits" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="80"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="768"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1024"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2048"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Mode" tag="DSW" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Single" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Multiple" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Control Panel" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Standard" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Original" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Country" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Domestic" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Overseas" value="32768"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="supported" palettesize="2048"/>

emumovies.com      Retro bytes Portal           Bookmark and Share

Developed by: Spesoft  Headsoft     Terms of use     Privacy    Advertise