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topskatr: MAME ROM Information.


Top Skater - Sega Skateboarding (c) 1997 Sega.


Sega Model 2C hardware

Main CPU : i960KB (@ 25 Mhz), 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SCSP (@ 12 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 496 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in May 1997.

Each character is sponsored by major skateboard and gear manufacturers including Air Walk, Vans, Etnies, Es, Reef and A.D. One.

The thrashing soundtrack was performed by 'Pennywise', an LA-based punk band.

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


Sega released another revision of this game in arcades. In Revision A of Top Skater, the following songs by Pennywise play in all three courses (including 'Secret Event'):

- Wouldn't It Be Nice

- It's What You Do with It

- Homesick

In another version, Sega made a different music selection of Pennywise songs for all three courses.

Novice Course (Skater's Session):

- The Secret

- Try to Conform

- Searching

Expert Course (Stunttrackers Trophy):

- Wouldn't It Be Nice

- It's What You Do with It

- Homesick

Freestyle Course (Secret Event):

- Peaceful Day

- Perfect People


* Play As Alex (Older brother of Ash) : Keep the icon on Ash. Press the Yellow decide button 3 times to the Left, 3 three time to the Right, and 13 more times to the Left.

* Play As P-Nut (Older Sister of Cookie) : After you select the course with the Start button, keep it depressed. Kick the board 6 times to the Right, 6 times to the Left, 3 times to the Right, 3 times to the Left and 4 more times to the Right. After all this kicking release the Start button.

* Super Deformed Mode : At the stage select screen, press Left(x9), Right(x9), Left(x4), Right (x4), and finally Left(x5), next lean the board forward (step on the front of the board) and press both the Left and Right buttons simultaneously three times. When you get the characters select screen each character should appear to be in super deformed mode.

* Hidden Track : Choose advanced level with any character. Then, before the board unlocks, continuously move the board Up. After the game starts, miss the first jump and crash into the fence on the left side of the church. Now, you'll find yourself in the hidden track.


1. Top Skater - Sega Skateboarding (1997)

2. Air Trix (2001)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.87u1 [R. Belmont]


- 0.142u1: The Dumping Union corrected the revision level for Top Skater (USA) set. Changed description of clone 'Top Skater (USA)' to 'Top Skater (USA, Revision A)'.

- 0.141u2: Pat Daderko added clone Top Skater (Japan).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (topskatu) to (topskatru).

- 0.127u1: Gerald Coy added clone Top Skater (USA). Changed parent description to 'Top Skater (Export, Revision A)'.

- 0.126: Changed description to 'Top Skater (Revision A)'.

- 0.87u1: R. Belmont added Top Skater (Sega 1997).

Other Emulators:

* Model 2

Recommended Games (Roller):

Fighting Roller

Skater (DECO Cassette)

Top Roller

Roller Jammer

Mayhem 2002

720 Degrees

DJ Boy


B.Rap Boys

Riding Fight

Top Skater

Air Trix

Romset: 59008 kb / 20 files / 38.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="topskatr" sourcefile="model2.c">
              <description>Top Skater (Export, Revision A)</description>
              <rom name="epr-19755a.15" size="524288" crc="b80633b9" sha1="5396da414beeb918e6f38f25a43dd76345a0c8ed" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epr-19756a.16" size="524288" crc="472046a2" sha1="06d0f609257ba476e6bd3b956e0850e7167429ce" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19735.11" size="4194304" crc="8e509266" sha1="49afc91467f08befaf34e743cbe823de3e3c9d85" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19736.12" size="4194304" crc="094e0a0d" sha1="de2c739f71e51166263446b9f6a566866ab8bee8" region="user1" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19737.9" size="4194304" crc="281a7dde" sha1="71d5ba434328a81969bfdc71ac1160c5ff3ae9d3" region="user1" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19738.10" size="4194304" crc="f688327e" sha1="68c9db242ef7e8f98979e968a09e4b093bc5d470" region="user1" offset="800002"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19743.29" size="2097152" crc="d41a41bf" sha1="a5f6b24e6526d0d2ef9c526c273c018d1e0fed59" region="cpu2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19744.30" size="2097152" crc="84f203bf" sha1="4952b764e6bf6cd735018738c5eff08781ee2315" region="cpu2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19741.17" size="2097152" crc="111a6e29" sha1="8664059f157626e4bbdcf8357e3d30b37d3c25b8" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19742.21" size="2097152" crc="28510aff" sha1="3e68aec090f36a60b3b70bc90f09e2f9ce088718" region="user2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19740.27" size="4194304" crc="b20f508b" sha1="c90fa3b42d87291ea459ccc137f3a2f3eb7efec0" region="user3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19739.25" size="4194304" crc="8120cfd8" sha1="a82744bff5dcdfae296c7c3e8c3fbfda26324e85" region="user3" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19759.31" size="524288" crc="573530f2" sha1="7b205085965d6694f8e75e29c4028f7cb6f631ab" region="audiocpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19760.2s" size="131072" crc="2e41ca15" sha1="a302209bfe0f1491dff2da64b32cfaa13c3d3304" region="cpu3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19745.32" size="4194304" crc="7082a0af" sha1="415f9d0793a697cb1719bbd96370f4a741866527" region="scsp" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19746.34" size="4194304" crc="657b5977" sha1="ca76f211d68b6b55678a4d7949bfd2ddef1b1710" region="scsp" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19747.18s" size="4194304" crc="6e895aaa" sha1="4c67c1e1d58a3034bbd711252a78689db9f235bb" region="mpeg" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19748.20s" size="4194304" crc="fcd74de3" sha1="fd4da4cf40c4342c6263cf22eee5968292a4d2c0" region="mpeg" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19749.22s" size="4194304" crc="842ca1eb" sha1="6ee6b2eb2ea400bdb9c0a9b4a126b4b86886e813" region="mpeg" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-19750.24s" size="4194304" crc="cd95d0bf" sha1="40e2a2980c89049c339fefd48bf7aac79962cd2e" region="mpeg" offset="c00000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="i960KB" clock="25000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="scsp" name="SCSP"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="496" height="384" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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