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spinlbrkj: MAME ROM Information.


Spinal Breakers (c) 1990 V-System.

Rare "Cabal" type shoot'em up.


Game ID : M6100589A

PCB Number : 9S-1-05 uA-67MV

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Even if titlescreen says 1990, Spinal Breakers was released in January 1991 in Japan.

Licensed to American Sammy for US manufacture and distribution.


The United States cocktail version is different :

* 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen added.


Producer : Akiro Nonami

4000D0 members : Hiroya Tsubakimoto, Yasutoshi Ishida, Taizou Kojima, Yasukuni Suga

Programmer : Aiz!

Graphic designers : Hyoue Ogawa, FM CCCP, Mari F, Shoko Ishimoto, Funara "Saru-u", W. Kobushi

Composer : Naoki Itamura

Sound effects : Kenji Okuda, Masato Arikawa (Sleeping Arikawa)

Adviser : Tadatsugu Honda


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b1 [Nicola Salmoria]


- 0.133u1: Renamed (spinlbru) to (spinlbrku) and (spinlbrj) to (spinlbrkj).

- 0.128u4: Robiza fixed priority issues in Spinal Breakers.

- 0.126u4: Corrado Tomaselli changed sound CPU clock of Spinal Breakers to 5Mhz as verified on the PCB. Robiza fixed wrong priorities in second level of Spinal Breakers. Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.96u3: Brian Troha fixed dipswitches in Spinal Breakers. Added dipswitches 'Lever Type' and 'Life Restoration'.

- 0.61: Nicola Salmoria fixed sound in Spinal Breakers.

- 0.37b5: Added dipswitches 'Coin A/B', 'Difficulty', 'Coin Slot', 'Flip Screen', 'Player Lever Check?' and 'Health Pack'.

- 0.37b2: Added clone Spinal Breakers (US). Added missing gfx3 rom ($8000) and gfx4 rom ($180000) to Spinal Breakers (World).

- 0.37b1: Nicola Salmoria added Spinal Breakers (US) (Video System 1990) and clone (Japan).

- 4th April 2000: Nicola Salmoria added Karate Blazers and Spinal Breakers to the Aero Fighters driver.


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Romset: 7136 kb / 21 files / 2.10 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="spinlbrkj" sourcefile="aerofgt.c" cloneof="spinlbrk" romof="spinlbrk">
              <description>Spinal Breakers (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>V-System Co.</manufacturer>
              <rom name="j5" size="65536" crc="6a3d690e" sha1="4ac1985ea0a73b8fc12105ff75121718595dd171" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="j6" size="65536" crc="869593fa" sha1="5821b011d42113f247bd100cecf140bbfc1e969c" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="j4" size="65536" crc="33e33912" sha1="d6d052cd8dbedfd254bdf5e82ad770e4bf241777" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="j3" size="65536" crc="16ca61d0" sha1="5d99a1261251412c3c758af751997fe31026c0d6" region="maincpu" offset="20001"/>
              <rom name="ic117" merge="ic117" size="32768" crc="625ada41" sha1="2dd0674c68ea382431115c155afbf880f5b9deb2" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic118" merge="ic118" size="65536" crc="1025f024" sha1="3e497c74c950d2cd2a0931cf2ae9b0124d11ca6a" region="audiocpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="ic15" merge="ic15" size="524288" crc="e318cf3a" sha1="d634001a0029566ce7b8fa30075970919eb5f44e" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic9" merge="ic9" size="524288" crc="e071f674" sha1="b6d98d7fcc28516d937d8c655d07305515be8a20" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ic17" merge="ic17" size="524288" crc="a63d5a55" sha1="a942651a206a2abe4f60f0717e1d5d8e89b993d4" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic11" merge="ic11" size="524288" crc="7dcc913d" sha1="527bae5020581d1ac322ea25c8e0994d54bbc051" region="gfx2" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ic16" merge="ic16" size="524288" crc="0d84af7f" sha1="07356ee61c84c4c4ccb49c8dfe8c468990580041" region="gfx2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ic12" merge="ic12" size="524288" crc="d63fac4e" sha1="bb96d2e41334d136b9208dbe7e88a45e3bbc6542" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic18" merge="ic18" size="524288" crc="5a60444b" sha1="62c418aedd1087dac82dcb44830cce00278103dd" region="gfx3" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ic14" merge="ic14" size="524288" crc="1befd0f3" sha1="7ab6fb5bf814ef3ae9a306a0d32d1078ee594461" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic20" merge="ic20" size="524288" crc="c2f84a61" sha1="1dce538ced54a61c43ed25e1d71b5ac1c8935cc5" region="gfx4" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ic35" merge="ic35" size="524288" crc="eba8e1a3" sha1="976ef30437df9aba6fa6d5cd11728476f34eb05b" region="gfx4" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ic40" merge="ic40" size="524288" crc="5ef5aa7e" sha1="8d4b0f2348c536c6781c8ba25722301673aca289" region="gfx4" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="ic19" merge="ic19" size="65536" crc="db24eeaa" sha1="300dd1ce81dd258b265bc3a64b8542ed152ed2cf" region="gfx5" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic13" merge="ic13" size="65536" crc="97025bf4" sha1="0519f0c94f3d417bf8ff0124a3a137035a4013dc" region="gfx5" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ic166" merge="ic166" size="524288" crc="6e0d063a" sha1="313983e69f9625814de033fef7f6e9564694117a" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic163" merge="ic163" size="524288" crc="e6621dfb" sha1="85ee77c4720b7eb20ecf293c16b3105c8dcb1114" region="ymsnd" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="epl16p8bp.ic133" size="263" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epl16p8bp.ic127" size="263" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="epl16p8bp.ic99" size="263" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="epl16p8bp.ic100" size="263" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.ic95" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="gal16v8a.ic114" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="a00"/>
              <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="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="352" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 1 Health Pack" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 2 Health Packs" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 3 Health Packs" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 4 Health Packs" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 5 Health Packs" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 6 Health Packs" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Credits 2 Health Packs" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2-1-1C 1-1-1 HPs" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2-2C 1-2 HPs" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1-1-1-1-1C 1-1-1-1-2 HPs" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1-1-1-1C 1-1-1-2 HPs" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1-1C 1-2 HPs" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 1 Health Pack" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 2 Health Packs" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 3 Health Packs" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 4 Health Packs" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 5 Health Packs" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Credit 6 Health Packs" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Credits 1 Health Pack" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Credits 2 Health Packs" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2-1-1C 1-1-1 HPs" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2-2C 1-2 HPs" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1-1-1-1-1C 1-1-1-1-2 HPs" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1-1-1-1C 1-1-1-2 HPs" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1-1C 1-2 HPs" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Credits For Extra Hitpoints" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="1024" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lever Type" tag="DSW" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Digital" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Analog" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Health Pack" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="32 Hitpoints" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40 Hitpoints" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Life Restoration" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="10 Points" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Points" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="supported" palettesize="1024"/>

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