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thehand: MAME ROM Information.


The Hand (c) 1981 T.I.C.

You are a 'Hand' and so are your enemies. Each hand can be Rock (A fist), Paper (Flat) or Scissors (2 fingers extended). Your job is to clear a maze of dots to move to the next level. If you touch an enemy and your 'hand' beats his, you win, otherwise you lose your current turn.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Samples

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


This game is also known as "Got-Ya".


Dots : 10 points

Dollars : 50 points

Win Rock-Paper-Scissors game : 200-500 points

Make it to next rack : 100 points


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.55 [David Haywood]

0.36RC2 [Zsolt Vasvari]

Samples required


* Hitachi HD38880/HD38882 speech


- 0.135u3: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct and save states to The Hand/Got-Ya.

- 0.131u1: MooglyGuy merged memory maps in The Hand/Got-Ya.

- 0.122u8: Zsolt Vasvari removed colortables from gotya and a number of other drivers, as part of a larger move to phase out old-style colortables. Improved colors in gotya with the RESNET code. Changed palettesize to 64 colors.

- 0.108u4: David Haywood fixed video/screen update in The Hand/Got-Ya.

- 0.81u8: Brian Troha fixed DIPs in The Hand/Got-Ya. Added 'Game Type' dipswitch.

- 0.56: Renamed samples (gotya) to (thehand.zip).

- 0.55: David Haywood added 'The Hand' (T.I.C. 1981).

- 8th September 2001: David Haywood added another version of Got-Ya called The Hand.

- 0.37b1: Samples support in Got-Ya [Zsolt Vasvari]. Added Samples sound (01 - 1a.wav).

- 1st April 2000: Guru - Dumped The Hand (Alt).

- 0.36RC2: Zsolt Vasvari added Got-Ya (12/24/1981, prototype?) (Game-A-Tron 1981).

- 26th February 2000: Zsolt Vasvari sent a driver for Got-Ya.

LEVELS: 24 (endless - game stops counting levels after 24th)

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Romset: 45 kb / 14 files / 26.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="thehand" sourcefile="gotya.c" sampleof="thehand">
              <description>The Hand</description>
              <rom name="hand6.bin" size="4096" crc="a33b806c" sha1="1e552af5362e7b003f55e78bb59589e1db55557c" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="hand5.bin" size="4096" crc="89bcde82" sha1="d074bb6a1975160eb533d5fd9289170a68209046" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="hand4.bin" size="4096" crc="c6844a83" sha1="84e220dce3f5ddee9dd0377f3bebdd4027fc9108" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="gb-03.bin" size="4096" crc="f34d90ab" sha1="bec5f6a34a273f308083a280f2b425d9c273c69b" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="hand12.bin" size="4096" crc="95773b46" sha1="db8d7ace4eafd4c72edfeff6003ca6e96e0239b5" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gb-11.bin" size="4096" crc="5d5eca1b" sha1="d7c6b5f4d398d5e33cc411ed593d6f53a9979493" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="prom.1a" size="32" crc="4864a5a0" sha1="5b49f60b085fa026d4e8d4a5ad28ee7037a8ff9c" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="prom.4c" size="256" crc="4745b5f6" sha1="02a7f759e9bc8089cbd9213a71bbe671f9641638" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <rom name="hand1.bin" size="2048" crc="ccc537e0" sha1="471fd49225aa14b91d085178e1b58b6c4ae76481" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gb-02.bin" size="2048" crc="65a7e284" sha1="91e9c34dcf20608863ad5475dc0c4309971c8eee" region="user1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="gb-10.bin" size="4096" crc="8101915f" sha1="c4d21b1938ea7e0d47c48e74037f005280ac101b" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gb-09.bin" size="4096" crc="619bba76" sha1="2a2deffe6f058fc840329fbfffbc0c70a0147c14" region="user2" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="gb-08.bin" size="4096" crc="82f59528" sha1="6bfa2329eb291040bfc229c56420865253b0132a" region="user2" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="hand7.bin" size="4096" crc="fbf1c5de" sha1="dd3181a8da1972e3c997678bb868256a10f33d04" region="user2" offset="3000"/>
              <sample name="01"/>
              <sample name="02"/>
              <sample name="03"/>
              <sample name="05"/>
              <sample name="06"/>
              <sample name="07"/>
              <sample name="08"/>
              <sample name="0a"/>
              <sample name="0b"/>
              <sample name="10"/>
              <sample name="11"/>
              <sample name="12"/>
              <sample name="13"/>
              <sample name="14"/>
              <sample name="15"/>
              <sample name="16"/>
              <sample name="17"/>
              <sample name="18"/>
              <sample name="19"/>
              <sample name="1a"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="P1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Sound Test" tag="P2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="15000" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Type" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Endless" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="64"/>

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