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speakres: MAME ROM Information.


Speak & Rescue (c) 1980 Sun Electronics.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : AY8910 (@ 1.25 Mhz), SN76477 (@ 1.25 Mhz), DAC (@ 1.25 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 256 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in May 1980.

This game is known under Taito license as "Stratovox".

This game was the first game to have synthesized voices and is the very first release from Sun Electronics. Sun Electronics was a player in the early 80's arcade market. They only made a few game before changing their name to Sun Corporation. Then in 1988 they once again underwent a change of name to Sunsoft.

A bootleg of this game is known as "Space Echo".


Yellow saucer : 50 points

Red saucer : 100 points

Saucer with human : ??? points

Bonus at end of round : 100 points per human not captured


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.53 [Al Kossow]

0.31 [Darren Olafson]

Artwork available


- The speech in clone Stratovox is better.


- 0.141u4: Siftware added clone Speak & Rescue (bootleg).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (stratvob) to (stratvoxb) and (spacech2) to (spacecho2).

- 0.129: Roberto Fresca added clone Space Echo (set 2). Changed description of clone 'Space Echo' to 'Space Echo (set 1)'.

- 14th May 2008: f205v and Corrado Tomaselli dumped Space Echo (set 2), board note: "space echo pt II logic board is entirely different to the space echo part I and care must therefore be taken to ensure correct logic board is fitted in exchange".

- 0.112u4: Zsolt Vasvari, Derrick Renaud and Jarek Burczynski added SN76477 noise RNG polynomial. Zsolt Vasvari fixed SN76477 sound in Speak & Rescue and clones.

- 0.110u2: Brian Troha added clone Stratovox (bootleg).

- 12th November 2006: Mr. Do - Stratovox artwork has been "optimized" by Ad_Enuff; much smaller file size (up to 80%) with no loss in quality.

- 26th August 2006: Mr. Do - Added Stratovox bezel from MAME.net and Mean Arena. Some of these decent stuff are so-so; some are REALLY good.

- 18th May 2002: MASH added clone ROMs to Mach Rider, Mega Zone and Stratovox.

- 0.57: Added clone Space Echo (bootleg 1980). Added 'Bonus Life' dipswitch. Removed 2nd coin slot.

- 16th August 2001: InsideOutBoy added Space Echo to the Route 16 driver.

- 0.53: Changed clone 'Speak & Rescue' to parent. Removed Stratovox (bootleg), it was identical to Stratovox (Taito license) with copyright notice removed.

- 0.36RC1: Added SN76477 sound. Samples are no longer needed in Stratovox [Juergen Buchmueller].

- 11th February 2000: Juergen Buchmueller added preliminary SN76477 analog/digital sound chip emulation to Stratovox and clone Speak & Rescue

- 0.35b11: Nicola Salmoria added clone Stratovox (bootleg).

- 0.35b10: Changed visible area to 256x256.

- 0.34b1: Al Kossow added clone Speak & Rescue (Sun Electronics 1980). Added proms ($0, 100 - top and bottom bitmap), the upper 128 bytes are 0's, used by the hardware to blank the display.

- 0.31: Darren Olafson added Stratovox (Taito 1980). Note: Route 16 and Stratovox use identical hardware with the following exceptions: Stratovox has a DAC for voice and a SN76477 for the player explosion and bonus ship sound effects.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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Astro Fighter

Super Astro Fighter (DECO Cassette)

Astro Wars

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Mad Alien

Magical Spot

Magical Spot II

Moon Cresta

Moon Quasar


Space Trek

Speak & Rescue


UniWar S



Defend the Terra Attack on the Red UFO

Terranean (DECO Cassette)


Romset: 17 kb / 10 files / 12.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="speakres" sourcefile="route16.c">
              <description>Speak &amp; Rescue</description>
              <manufacturer>Sun Electronics</manufacturer>
              <rom name="speakres.1" size="2048" crc="6026e4ea" sha1="77975620b489f10e5b5de834e812c2802315e889" region="cpu1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="speakres.2" size="2048" crc="93f0d4da" sha1="bf3d2931d12a436bb4f0d0556806008ca722f070" region="cpu1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="speakres.3" size="2048" crc="a3874304" sha1="ca243364d077fa70d6c46b950ba6666617a56cc2" region="cpu1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="speakres.4" size="2048" crc="f484be3a" sha1="5befa61c5f3a3cde3d7d6cae2130021288ed8454" region="cpu1" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="speakres.5" size="2048" crc="61b12a67" sha1="a1a636ecde16ffdc9f0bb460bd12f945ec66d36f" region="cpu1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="speakres.6" size="2048" crc="220e0ab2" sha1="9fb4abf50ff28995cb1f7ba807e15eb87127f520" region="cpu1" offset="2800"/>
              <rom name="speakres.7" size="2048" crc="d417be13" sha1="6f1f76a911579b49bb0e1992296e7c3acf2bd517" region="cpu2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="speakres.8" size="2048" crc="52485d60" sha1="28b708a71d16428d1cd58f3b7aa326ccda85533c" region="cpu2" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="im5623.f10" size="256" crc="08793ef7" sha1="bfc27aaf25d642cd57c0fbe73ab575853bd5f3ca" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="im5623.f12" size="256" crc="08793ef7" sha1="bfc27aaf25d642cd57c0fbe73ab575853bd5f3ca" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="cpu1" name="Z80" clock="2500000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="cpu2" name="Z80" clock="2500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay8910" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1250000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="snsnd" name="SN76477"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="256" refresh="57.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="2 Attackers At Wave" tag="DSW" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="12"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="5000" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8000" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Voices" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="0"/>

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