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thunderj: MAME ROM Information.


Thunderjaws (c) 1990 Atari Games.


Game ID : 136076

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), M6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 9.037 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 336 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in June 1990.

Default highscore table (Most Excellent Divers) :

1 RBD 1500

2 NAT 1451

3 MMQ 1413

4 MMQ 1376

5 SGM 1322

6 WJN 1299

7 PAT 1237

8 F K 1204

9 CSE 1183

10 KEM 1148

11 RBD 1116

12 NAT 1084

13 MMQ 1022

14 MMQ 1001

15 PAT 995

16 F K 987

17 SGM 946

18 WJN 931

19 CSE 919

20 KEM 888

21 TJ_ 850

22 FUN 831

23 MMQ 807

24 MMQ 777

25 RBD 753

26 NAT 725

27 SGM 692

28 WJN 649

29 CSE 573

30 KEM 527


Project Leader : Russel Dawe (Rusty, RBD)

Programmers and Game Designers : Russel Dawe (Rusty, RBD), Natalie Burgess (NAT)

Animators : Susan G. McBride (SGM), Will Noble (WJN), Chuck Eyler (CSE), Kris Moser (KEM)

Hardware : Pat McCarthy (PAT)

Technicians : Farrokh Khodadadi (F K), Glenn McNamara, Cris Drobny, Alex Taccir

Music : Don Diekneite

Sound Effects : Brad Fuller


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)

Amstrad CPC (1991)

Commodore C64 (1991)

Commodore Amiga (1991)

Atari ST (1991)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36b2 [Aaron Giles]

Artwork available


- Thunderjaws sometimes resets during gameplay. Machone (ID 02881)

- [possible] In the first 'Rolling Thunder section', you can see minor color problem by looking at the first upside door. YMI (ID 00877)

- ROM test returns errors for 16L and 16N. Speedfreak (ID 00350)


- 0.146: hap fixed atarivc_eof tag and shortened playfield_upper(15 chars) tag to playfield_up. This fixed missing/corrupted graphics in ThunderJaws.

- 0.139u1: Aaron Giles changed atarigen_state to be a base class from which all the related Atari drivers derive their state from.

- 0.135u4: Some more Atari driver shuffling [Aaron Giles]: Added atarigen_init() function which allocates all timers and registers for save states. Updated all drivers to call it. Converted some drivers to use device timers.

- 0.135u3: Aaron Giles converted atari drivers over to using driver_data for the most part. Some shared systems still exist with globals, but this tackles the atarigen module and the variables local to each driver.

- 0.129: Aaron Giles perfect synchronization for ThunderJaws, which has always been iffy. Removed synchronization hacks.

- 0.122u4: Changed M6502 CPU3 clock speed to 1789772 Hz, YM2151 to 3579545 Hz and OKI6295 to 1193181 Hz.

- 0.114u2: Aaron Giles and Couriersud added more accurate video timing to most of the Atari 68000-era games. The parameters are from published specs, not derived. The board uses a VAD chip to generate video signals. Changed VSync to 59.922743 Hz.

- 0.114: Couriersud added general save state support to the atarijsa and atarigen modules.

- 25th March 2007: Mr. Do - Thunder Jaws bezel was done this week; thanks to the scan from Anoid.

- 0.105u4: Aaron Giles added PLD dumps to ThunderJaws. Added gal16v8a-136076 plds ($0, 200, 400, 600, 800, a00, c00 - 2x Addressing, Alpha Banking, Motion Objects, Priority and 2x Palette).

- 6th November 2002: Aaron Giles updated the ThunderJaws driver to handle sprite/background priorities correctly.

- 0.37b15: Changed M6502 CPU3 clock speed to 1789500, YM2151 to 3579000 and OKI6295 to 9037 Hz.

- 0.36RC1: Changed the 2x 68000 CPU1 clock speeds to 7159090 Hz, M6502 to 1789772 Hz, YM2151 to 3579545 Hz and OKI6295 to 9039 Hz.

- 0.36b2: Aaron Giles added ThunderJaws (Atari Games 1990).

- 2nd August 1999: Aaron Giles sent in another huge Atari update with another Hydra (prototype) set, Thunderjaws driver, Batman driver and Relief Pitcher driver.


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Romset: 3203 kb / 57 files / 1.44 zip

MAME XML Output:

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              <manufacturer>Atari Games</manufacturer>
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              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="7159090"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="extra" name="68000" clock="7159090"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="jsa" name="M6502" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="adpcm" name="OKI6295" clock="1193181"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="336" height="240" refresh="59.922743" pixclock="7159090" htotal="456" hbend="0" hbstart="336" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="3">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="260012" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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