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tcobra2u: MAME ROM Information.


Twin Cobra II (c) 1995 Taito.

A vertically scrolling shooter.


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E15

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 232 x 320 pixels

Screen refresh : 58.97 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


This game is known in Japan as "Kyukyoku Tiger II".

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.


1. Twin Cobra (1987)

2. Twin Cobra II (1995)

3. Kyukyoku Tiger II Plus (1997, Sega Saturn)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.85u2 [Brian Troha]

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- SFX is only from the left speaker. AWJ (ID 00120)

- There are stray flashing pixels on the bottom left of the helicopter after starting a game. Twisty / AWJ (ID 00032)


- 0.105u1: Changed description of 'Twin Cobra 2 (World)' to 'Twin Cobra II (Ver 2.1O 1995/11/30)' and clone 'Twin Cobra 2 (US)' to 'Twin Cobra II (Ver 2.1A 1995/11/30)' and 'Kyukyoku Tiger 2 (Japan)' to 'Kyukyoku Tiger II (Ver 2.1J 1995/11/30)'.

- 0.85u2: Brian Troha added Twin Cobra 2 (World) and clone (US).

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added Kyukyoku Tiger 2 (Japan) (Taito 1995). Known issues: Playfields are 1 off in the x-axis.

- 16th January 2001: Bryan McPhail fixed some memory corrupting bugs in the Taito F3 driver.

- 15th January 2001: Bryan McPhail finally submitted his Taito F3 driver, which is not graphically perfect and crashes hard sometimes but has complete ES5505 sound emulation thanks to Aaron Giles, Ian Schmidt and R. Belmont. Not all games are working due to 68020 core bugs, but these are: Ring Rage, Arabian Magic, Riding Fight, Grid Seeker: Project Stormhammer, Gunlock / Rayforce, Super Cup Finals / Hat Trick Hero '93, Top Ranking Stars, Light Bringer, Kaiser Knuckle / Global Champion, Bubble Bobble 2 / Bubble Symphony, Space Invaders DX, Taito Power Goal / Hat Trick Hero '95, Quiz Theater - 3tsu no Monogatari, Akkanvader, Moriguchi Hiroko no Quiz de Hyuu!Hyuu!, Puzzle Bobble 2 / Bust-A-Move Again, Puzzle Bobble 2X, Kyukyoku Tiger 2, Bubble Memories, Cleopatra Fortune, Puzzle Bobble 3, Arkanoid Returns, Kirameki Star Road, Puchi Carat and Pop 'N Pop.


Other Emulators:

* Raine

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Super Cobra


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Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra II

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Ashura Blaster

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Desert War


Romset: 17664 kb / 16 files / 5.82 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="tcobra2u" sourcefile="taito_f3.c" cloneof="tcobra2" romof="tcobra2">
              <description>Twin Cobra II (Ver 2.1A 1995/11/30)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito America Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="e15-14.bin" merge="e15-14.bin" size="262144" crc="b527b733" sha1="19efd647ea9c277b306714fe79ebf40d5f9d2187" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e15-13.bin" merge="e15-13.bin" size="262144" crc="0f03daf7" sha1="de5aee5a339224dfe5e03a02d3ef5ffd5a39211e" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e15-12.bin" merge="e15-12.bin" size="262144" crc="59d832f2" sha1="27019b4121b1f8b0b9e141234192b3da1a4af718" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="e15-17.bin" size="262144" crc="3e0ff33c" sha1="6da0a69272172e03921417f3949817756c7894b4" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="e15-04.bin" merge="e15-04.bin" size="2097152" crc="6ea8d9bd" sha1="c31644e89752325ba2f174b60e31bd9659479391" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e15-02.bin" merge="e15-02.bin" size="2097152" crc="2ea7f2bd" sha1="3b42f603f7d35e9b32931a2e8913eb735151a64c" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e15-03.bin" merge="e15-03.bin" size="1048576" crc="be45a52f" sha1="5d9735a774233b43003057cbab6ae7d6e0195dd2" region="gfx1" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="e15-01.bin" merge="e15-01.bin" size="1048576" crc="85421aac" sha1="327e72f0107e024ec9fc9dc20d381e2e20f36248" region="gfx1" offset="400001"/>
              <rom name="e15-10.bin" merge="e15-10.bin" size="2097152" crc="d8c96b00" sha1="9cd275abb66b3475433ea2649dc872d7d35eb5b8" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e15-08.bin" merge="e15-08.bin" size="2097152" crc="4bdb2bf3" sha1="1146b7a5d9f26d3173a7c64768e55d53a0ab7b8e" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e15-09.bin" merge="e15-09.bin" size="1048576" crc="07c29f60" sha1="3ca0f632e7047cc50ee3ce24cd6c0c8c7252a278" region="gfx2" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="e15-07.bin" merge="e15-07.bin" size="1048576" crc="8164f7ee" sha1="4550521f820e93ec08b86d148135966d016cbf22" region="gfx2" offset="400001"/>
              <rom name="e15-15.bin" merge="e15-15.bin" size="131072" crc="22126dfb" sha1="a1af17e5c3440f1bab50d79f92c251f1a4536ca0" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="e15-16.bin" merge="e15-16.bin" size="131072" crc="f8b58ea0" sha1="c9e196620765efc4c7b535793a5d1f586698ce55" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="e15-05.bin" merge="e15-05.bin" size="2097152" crc="3e5da5f6" sha1="da6fc8b26cd02c45cfc0f1aa5292614e4d28cae4" region="ensoniq.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e15-06.bin" merge="e15-06.bin" size="2097152" crc="b182a3e1" sha1="db8569b069911bb84900b2aa5168c45ba3e985c7" region="ensoniq.0" offset="400000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ensoniq" name="ES5505" clock="15238050"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="232" refresh="58.970000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="4095" sensitivity="25" keydelta="25"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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