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stratvox: MAME ROM Information.


Stratovox (c) 1980 Taito Corp.


Board Number : LS070013

Prom Stickers : LS01-LS06

Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz) (Number : LS070014)

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 August 1980.

This game is also known as "Speak & Rescue".

Stratovox was the first game to have synthesized voices.


Blue 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.

Machine's picture.

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)

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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="stratvox" sourcefile="route16.c" cloneof="speakres" romof="speakres">
              <manufacturer>Sun Electronics (Taito license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ls01.bin" size="2048" crc="bf4d582e" sha1="456f37e16d037a30dc4c1c460ebf9a248bf1a57c" region="cpu1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ls02.bin" size="2048" crc="16739dd4" sha1="cd1f7d1b52ca1ab458d11b969f4f1f5af3ec7353" region="cpu1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="ls03.bin" size="2048" crc="083c28de" sha1="82e159f218f60e9c06ff78f2e52572f8f5a6c530" region="cpu1" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="ls04.bin" size="2048" crc="b0927e3b" sha1="cc5f030dcbc93d5265dbf17a2425acdb921ab18b" region="cpu1" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="ls05.bin" size="2048" crc="ccd25c4e" sha1="d6d5722d746dd22cecacfea407e798f4531eea99" region="cpu1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ls06.bin" size="2048" crc="07a907a7" sha1="0c41eac01ac9fd67ef19752c47414c4bd90324b4" region="cpu1" offset="2800"/>
              <rom name="ls07.bin" size="2048" crc="4d333985" sha1="371405b92b2ee8040e48ec7ad715d1a960746aac" region="cpu2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ls08.bin" size="2048" crc="35b753fc" sha1="179e21f531e8be507f1754159590c111be1b44ff" region="cpu2" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="im5623.f10" merge="im5623.f10" size="256" crc="08793ef7" sha1="bfc27aaf25d642cd57c0fbe73ab575853bd5f3ca" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="im5623.f12" merge="im5623.f10" 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="1">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Replenish Astronouts" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="2"/>
              <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="Astronauts Kidnapped" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Less Often" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="More Often" 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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