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tgm2: MAME ROM Information.


Tetris The Absolute - The Grand Master 2 (c) 2000 Arika.


Main CPU : SH-2 (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YMF278B (@ 28.63635 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Colors palette : 5120

Players : 2

Control : 8-way Joystick

Buttons : 3


This game was released in December 2000 in Japan only.

If you enter the initials, they will be changed to 'ARK', which stands for Arika, the company that made the game :


'A '

'AA '




'AUM' (Aum Shinrikyo, now known as Aleph, is a Japanese new religious movement organization)














* Maintenance Code :

4-1-5-7-3 All Data Initialized.

4-1-7-6-5 Best Score Erased.

The following 4 are also tested for, but appear to be disabled :






1) Tetris - The Grand Master (1998)

2) Tetris The Absolute - The Grand Master 2 (2000)

3) Tetris The Absolute - The Grand Master 2 Plus (2000)

4) Tetris The Grand Master 3 - Terror-Instinct (2005)

5) Tetris - The Grandmaster 4: The Masters of Round (2009)


Sound Staff: Megaten, Rya

Background Design: Iwaroka, Matsumoto, Roki, Yamaguchi, Funato, Tanaka, Matsumura, Tanaoka, Dan, Ushiroda, Yamamoto, Tsuruha

Effect Design: Sakai

Programmer: Karasawa, Hashidate

Visual Design: Chiba

Director: Hashidate

Planner & Producer: Mihara


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.129 [Guru]

0.99u4 [Guru]


- tgm2, tgm2p: Wrong framerate/refresh rate. muf (ID 04662)

- tgm2, tgm2p: Sprite zooming effects are not pixel accurate. colour_thief (ID 03672)

- tgm2, tgm2p: MAME boots the game faster than the PCB. colour_thief (ID 03674)


- 0.143u5: Changed 8-way Joystick to 4-way.

- 0.136u2: Tourniquet fixed background color in the warning boot screen (tgm2, tgm2p). These games are the only games not to set the 'alpha' field to a non-zero value in the screen clear line-fill data.

- 0.129: Re-added 'Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2' (Arika 2000) and clone 'Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2 Plus'.

- 0.99u5: This game was removed from MAME.

- 0.99u4: Guru added 'Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2' (Arika 2000) and clone 'Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2 Plus'.

- 22nd August 2005: Guru - I've just finished to dumped the tricky surface mounted roms of tgm2_plus. There were 7 used on the PCB and each one had to be removed from the PCB and mounted onto this adapter, dumped, then removed and remounted onto the PCB. Luckily I'm a patient man.

- 17th June 2005: Guru - Tetris GM 2 and GM 2+ arrived from Japan.

- 4th April 2005: Dumping Project - Our Japanese contact bought with the help of massive targeted monetary infusions from two of the world's biggest Tetris fans, Arika's 'Tetris the Grand Master 2' and 'Tetris the Grand Master 2 Plus' !! (Those two buys were horribly, hideously complicated and expensive to arrange, but now what are arguably the best arcade versions of Tetris ever made will, hopefully, soon be dumped).

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Block Out


Romset: 37889 kb / 20 files / 19.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="tgm2" sourcefile="psikyosh.c">
              <description>Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2</description>
              <rom name="2.u21" size="524288" crc="b19f6c31" sha1="c58346c575db71262aebc3993743cb031c41e4af" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="1.u22" size="524288" crc="c521bf24" sha1="0ee5b9f74b6b8bcc01b2270c53f30d99e877ed64" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="81ts_3l.u6" size="2097152" crc="d77cff9c" sha1="93ee48c350110ebf9a80cca95c599c90a523147d" region="gfx1" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="82ts_3h.u14" size="2097152" crc="f012b583" sha1="907e1c93cbfa6a0285f96c53f5ccb63e313053d7" region="gfx1" offset="c00002"/>
              <rom name="83ts_4l.u7" size="2097152" crc="078cafc3" sha1="26e47c8f0aaa461e69e9f40ee61ce4b4cc480776" region="gfx1" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="84ts_4h.u15" size="2097152" crc="1f91446b" sha1="81b43156c6a0f4e63dcc9e7c1e9dd54bcba38240" region="gfx1" offset="1000002"/>
              <rom name="85ts_5l.u8" size="2097152" crc="40fbd259" sha1="6b8cbfc6232e04785fd232158b3f4d56fadb0c7d" region="gfx1" offset="1400000"/>
              <rom name="86ts_5h.u16" size="2097152" crc="186c935f" sha1="0cab30c2ec4df3dc35b4c9de63d29bd0bc99afdb" region="gfx1" offset="1400002"/>
              <rom name="87ts_6l.u1" size="2097152" crc="c17dc48a" sha1="4399bfc253fb1cd4ef1081d7350c73df3a0f7441" region="gfx1" offset="1800000"/>
              <rom name="88ts_6h.u2" size="2097152" crc="e4dba5da" sha1="24db1e19f4df94ba3a22fba59e4fd065921db1c5" region="gfx1" offset="1800002"/>
              <rom name="89ts_7l.u19" size="2097152" crc="dab1b2c5" sha1="114fd7717b97cdfd605ab7e2a354190c41ba4a82" region="gfx1" offset="1c00000"/>
              <rom name="90ts_7h.u20" size="2097152" crc="aae696b3" sha1="9ac27365719c1700f647911dc324a0e2aacea172" region="gfx1" offset="1c00002"/>
              <rom name="91ts_8l.u28" size="2097152" crc="e953ace1" sha1="c6cdfd807a7a84b86378c3585aeb7c0cb066f8a1" region="gfx1" offset="2000000"/>
              <rom name="92ts_8h.u29" size="2097152" crc="9da3b976" sha1="ce1e4eb93760749200ede45703412868ca29a5e7" region="gfx1" offset="2000002"/>
              <rom name="93ts_9l.u41" size="2097152" crc="233087fe" sha1="c4adb307ce11ef558fd23b299ce7f458de581446" region="gfx1" offset="2400000"/>
              <rom name="94ts_9h.u42" size="2097152" crc="9da831c7" sha1="42698697aa85df088745b2d37ec89b01adce700f" region="gfx1" offset="2400002"/>
              <rom name="95ts_10l.u58" size="2097152" crc="303a5240" sha1="5816d1922e85bc27a2a13cdd183d9e67c7ddb2e1" region="gfx1" offset="2800000"/>
              <rom name="96ts_10h.u59" size="2097152" crc="2240ebf6" sha1="b61f93a18dd9d94fb57d95745d4df2e41a0371ff" region="gfx1" offset="2800002"/>
              <rom name="97ts_snd.u52" size="4194304" crc="9155eca6" sha1="f0b4f68462d8a465c39815d3b7fd9818788132ae" region="ymf" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tgm2.default.nv" size="256" crc="50e2348c" sha1="d17d2739c97a1d93a95dcc9f11feb1f6f228729e" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="SH-2" clock="28636350"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymf" name="YMF278B" clock="28636350"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Debug" tag="INPUTS" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="5120"/>

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