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timekill121: MAME ROM Information.


Time Killers (c) 1992 Strata.

Cartoony weapon-based fighter wrought with dismemberment and decapitation. 8 characters to choose from and cut apart!


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5506 (@ 16 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 5


Developed by Incredible Technologies, Inc.

Released in November 1992. Time Killers was removed from many arcades for being just a little too gory.

This game had a unique button layout that no other games uses. Even its sequel, "Blood Storm", doesn't use it, but instead uses the "Mortal Kombat" five button X pattern. The unique part is those five buttons are laid out in a pattern that resembles the human anatomy on the Time Killer control panel. There are many moves that requires hitting all 5 buttons at the same time, which is easy to do with the above layout (use your entire hand to press all 5 buttons simultaneously).

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


Revision 1 :

* Software version : 1.21

Revision 2 :

* Software version : 1.31

Revision 3 :

* Software version : 1.32


1. Time Killers (1992)

2. Blood Storm (1994)


Principal programmer : Richard Ditton

Game Play : Leif Marwede

Audio system programming : David D. Thiel

Music : David D. Thiel

Sound Effect : David D. Thiel

Others : Chris Oberth


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1996)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.37b11 [Aaron Giles]


- 0.140u2: Gnoppi, Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clone Time Killers (v1.21).

- 24th November 2010: Smitdogg - We got Time Killers (rev 1.21).

- 16th July 2010: Smitdogg - BrianT got the PIC from Time Killers for decapping.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (timek131) to (timekill131).

- 0.60: Added 'Video Sync' dipswitch.

- 23rd July 2001: Aaron Giles added global brightness control to Toobin' and Time Killers.

- 0.37b11: Aaron Giles added Time Killers (v1.32) (Strata/Incredible Technologies 1992) and clone (v1.31).

- 1st February 2001: Aaron Giles fixed the missing Time Killers sound.

- 8th January 2001: Aaron Giles finished the Strata / Incredible Technologies 32-bit driver, supporting Time Killers, Bloodstorm and Hard Yardage.

- 14th December 2000: Aaron Giles reported some good progress on Time Killers and Blood Storm.


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Romset: 10880 kb / 14 files / 7.34 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="timekill121" sourcefile="itech32.c" cloneof="timekill" romof="timekill">
              <description>Time Killers (v1.21)</description>
              <manufacturer>Strata/Incredible Technologies</manufacturer>
              <rom name="tk00v121.u54" size="262144" crc="4938a940" sha1="c42c5067ba0536ab22071c80a50434905acd93c2" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tk01v121.u53" size="262144" crc="0bb75c40" sha1="99829ecb0692ea8b313bd8c2e982258c97599b06" region="user1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="tksnd.u17" size="131072" crc="ab1684c3" sha1="cc7e591fd160b259f8aecddb2c5a3c36e4e37b2f" region="soundcpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="tk0_rom.1" merge="tk0_rom.1" size="2097152" crc="94cbf6f8" sha1="dac5c4d9c8e42336c236ecc3c72b3b1f8282dc2f" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tk1_rom.2" merge="tk1_rom.2" size="2097152" crc="c07dea98" sha1="dd8b88beb9781579eb0a17231ad2a274b70ae1bc" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="tk2_rom.3" merge="tk2_rom.3" size="2097152" crc="183eed2a" sha1="3905268fe45ecc47cd4d349666b4d33efda2140b" region="gfx1" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="tk3_rom.4" merge="tk3_rom.4" size="2097152" crc="b1da1058" sha1="a1d483701c661d69cecc9d073b23683b119f5ef1" region="gfx1" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="tkgrom.01" merge="tkgrom.01" size="131072" crc="b030c3d9" sha1="f5c21285ec8ff4f74205e0cf18da67e733e31183" region="gfx1" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="tkgrom.02" merge="tkgrom.02" size="131072" crc="e98492a4" sha1="fe8fb4bd3900109f3872f2930e8ddc9d19f599fd" region="gfx1" offset="800001"/>
              <rom name="tkgrom.03" merge="tkgrom.03" size="131072" crc="6088fa64" sha1="a3eee10bdef48fefec3836f551172dbe0819acf6" region="gfx1" offset="800002"/>
              <rom name="tkgrom.04" merge="tkgrom.04" size="131072" crc="95be2318" sha1="60580c87d63a114df44e2580e138128388ff447b" region="gfx1" offset="800003"/>
              <rom name="tksrom00.u18" merge="tksrom00.u18" size="524288" crc="79d8b83a" sha1="78934b4d0ccca8fefcf8277e4296eb1d59cd575b" region="ensoniq.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tksrom01.u20" merge="tksrom01.u20" size="524288" crc="ec01648c" sha1="b83c66cf22db5d89b9ed79b79861b79429d8380c" region="ensoniq.2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="tksrom02.u26" merge="tksrom02.u26" size="524288" crc="051ced3e" sha1="6b63c4837e709806ffea9a37d93933635d356a6e" region="ensoniq.2" offset="200000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="M6809" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ensoniq" name="ES5506" clock="16000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="256" refresh="60.106990" pixclock="8000000" htotal="508" hbend="0" hbstart="384" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="256" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="5" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Video Sync" tag="DIPS" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="-" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="+" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DIPS" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Violence" tag="DIPS" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DIPS" 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="8192"/>

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