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Raiga - Strato Fighter (c) 1991 Tecmo.

A horizontal scrolling shooter.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 9.216 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) YM2203 (@ 4 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.575 Khz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in February 1991 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Thunder Fang - Strato Fighter'.

The 3rd level music is a cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer's 'Tarkus (Eruption)' from the 1971 album. The game song is called 'Kartus'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Raiga - PCCB-00063) on 21/05/1991.


The US version is slightly different, it has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.


Game designer : Uchinar

Hardware : Yoshida San

Software : Kuma, HB.M

Character designers : Naoyuki, Kouji Miyazato, Mamoru Touma, Strong Shima, Murasaki, A. Haruno, Kena, Chi Quia, B.F.R, Grz-Zoo, T. Miyazato

Sound composers : Mikio Saito (Metal Yuhki), M. Tanaka

Special effects : Jhon Pee


* Consoles :

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Tecmo Classic Arcade")


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.66 [?]

0.64 [Nicola Salmoria]


* Protection NEC D8749


- 0.133u1: Changed VSync to 59.17 Hz.

- 0.132u3: Mamesick fixed messed up sound in 'Raiga - Strato Fighter'.

- 8th June 2009: Guru - Raiga/Strato Fighter (1991 Tecmo, for MCU decapping) arrived. Thanks to Gp-Lee.

- 0.124u1: Aaron Giles fixed broken colors on sprites.

- 0.123u3: Zsolt Vasvari and David Haywood fixed crash in Raiga.

- 0.110u4: Mamesick fixed sound in Raiga (sound ADDRESS_MAPs).

- 0.78u5: Fixed Raiga sound (0.78u2 memory rewrite).

- 0.71: Leon van Rooij improved graphics in Strato Fighter. Changed MSM6295 clock speed to 7575 Hz and palettesize to 4096 colors.

- 3rd July 2003: Leon van Rooij fixed most of the blending effects in Raiga - Strato Fighter.

- 0.70u5: Improvements and fixes to Raiga-Strato Fighter [David Haywood, Guru, Leon van Rooij]. There are still some graphics problems (priority, incomplete alpha blending effects, bad tiles).

- 28th June 2003: David Haywood simulated enough of the protection in Raiga - Strato Fighter for the game to be fully playable, but it's lacking some graphics effects.

- 0.66: Added Raiga - Strato Fighter (US). Changed M68000 CPU1 clock speed to 9216000 Hz.

- 20th February 2003: Guru - Received a Strato Fighter PCB for trojaning from R. Belmont.

- 0.64: Nicola Salmoria added Raiga - Strato Fighter (Japan) (Tecmo 1991).

- 22nd January 2003: Nicola Salmoria fixed the sprites in Raiga - Strato Fighter, but it's still not playable.

- 21st January 2003: Nicola Salmoria added Raiga - Strato Fighter to the Ninja Gaiden driver but it suffers from unemulated protection and is not playable.

LEVELS: 6 (must be finished twice)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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Romset: 2560 kb / 9 files / 702.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="stratof" sourcefile="gaiden.c">
              <description>Raiga - Strato Fighter (US)</description>
              <rom name="1.3s" size="131072" crc="060822a4" sha1="82abf6ea64695d2f7b5934ad2487e857648aeecf" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="2.4s" size="131072" crc="339358fa" sha1="b662bccc2206ae888ea36f355d44bf98fcd2ee2c" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="a-4b.3" size="65536" crc="18655c95" sha1="8357e0520565a201bb930cadffc759463931ec41" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a-6v.mcu" size="4096" status="nodump" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-7a.5" size="65536" crc="6d2e4bf1" sha1="edcf96bbcc109da71e3adbb37d119254d3873b29" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-1b" size="524288" crc="781d1bd2" sha1="680d91ea02f1e9cb911501f595008f46ad77ded4" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-4b" size="524288" crc="89468b84" sha1="af60fe957c98fa3f00623d420a0941a941f5bc6b" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-2m" size="524288" crc="5794ec32" sha1="07e78d8bcb2373da77ef9f8cde6a01f384f8bf7e" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b-1m" size="524288" crc="b0de0ded" sha1="45c74d0c58e3e73c79e587722d9fea9f7ba9cb0a" region="gfx4" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="a-4a.4" size="131072" crc="ef9acdcf" sha1="8d62a666843f0cb22e8926ae18a961052d4f9ed5" region="oki" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="9216000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym1" name="YM2203" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym2" name="YM2203" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="oki" name="OKI6295" clock="1000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="59.170000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="9"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="144"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="50k 200k" value="768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k 300k" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50k only" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3072">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3072" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1024"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2048"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="12288">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="12288"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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