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turbotag: MAME ROM Information.


Turbo Tag (c) 1985 Bally Midway.


Bally Midway MCR 3 hardware

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 5 Mhz), Z80 (@ 2 Mhz), 68000 (@ 7.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz), DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 480 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 68

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 6


This game is a prototype and was never released.

The high-scores table says 'TUR-BO-TAG-BY + game staff nickname' (See Staff section for more info).


Programmed by : Steve Meyer (SMM)

Graphic designed by : Scott Morrison (RSM)

Sounds by : Novak (NOV)

Designed by : Shannon Donnelly (MSD), Sam Palahnuk (SLP), Steve Radosh

Support : Robert Patton (RHP)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b6 [Aaron Giles]


- 0.145u7: Added 'Midway SSIO Sound Board' and 'Midway Chip Squeak Deluxe Sound Board' sound. Moved Sound Board prom 82s123.12d to midssio device set.

- 0.129u6: Mr. Do added built-in layouts for Turbo Tag.

- 0.122u6: Changed 68000 CPU3 clock speed to 8MHz.

- 0.98u3: Fixed gfx2 rom loading.

- 0.98u1: Aaron Giles fixed steering in Turbo Tag. Added Z80 (2MHz) CPU2 and 2x AY8910 (2MHz) sound. Added prom ($0 - from shollow). Changed region cpu2 to cpu3 and sound to 2 channels.

- 0.53: Changed palettesize from 132 to 68 colors.

- 0.37b12: Changed description to 'Turbo Tag (prototype)'.

- 0.36b6: Aaron Giles added Turbo Tag (Prototype) (Bally Midway 1985).

- 23rd September 1999: Aaron Giles sent in an MCR update with support for Power Drive, Turbo Tag, Spy Hunter 2, Blasted, Arch Rivals, Tri-Sports and Pigskin 621AD and also tons of cleanup.


- Get turbo charger.

- Smash cars before they park for 100 points.

- Collect items for points. Collect all 4 items to go to Bonus round.

- Avoid bombs or lose one life.

- Collect letters for 1000 points. Collect 'T U R B O' to end round.

- Avoid Tag cars or lose turbo charger. Avoid all cars while not turbo charged or lose one life.

- Ram cars when turbo charged.

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Turbo Tag


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Club Kart: European Session

Romset: 244 kb / 23 files / 74.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="turbotag" sourcefile="mcr3.c">
              <description>Turbo Tag (prototype)</description>
              <manufacturer>Bally Midway</manufacturer>
              <rom name="ttprog0.bin" size="8192" crc="6110fd80" sha1="544d3cd24b047797c2006a9fac499c14140960db" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ttprog1.bin" size="8192" crc="b0505e18" sha1="b6871484f9a0663a9bcffd58368be5ae7717d29c" status="baddump" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ttprog2.bin" size="8192" crc="c4141237" sha1="c1d10da4961e94bd8c2b30a2f9e0cbd8080eb56d" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="ttprog3.bin" size="8192" crc="af294c6e" sha1="c8573dd046aa2b071bef3bd86a783ee348c8d6eb" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="ttprog4.bin" size="8192" crc="8c5bc1a4" sha1="c38d7aa2639945e705856cf1449faf51a7c82ff0" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="ttprog5.bin" size="8192" crc="11e62fe4" sha1="72897702c61486b654e4b4a3f6560c144c862e1f" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="ttu7.bin" size="8192" crc="8ebb3302" sha1="c516abdae6eea524a6d2a039ed9bd7dff72ab986" region="csd:cpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ttu17.bin" size="8192" crc="605d6c74" sha1="a6c2bc95cca372fa823ab256c9dd1f92b6ba45fd" region="csd:cpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ttu8.bin" size="8192" crc="6bfcb22a" sha1="7b895e3ae1e99f195bb32b052f801b58c63a401c" region="csd:cpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="ttu18.bin" size="8192" crc="bb25852c" sha1="7e0346b5e2fc16a87a157c868936978be6145e3e" region="csd:cpu" offset="4001"/>
              <rom name="ttbg0.bin" size="8192" crc="1cd2023f" sha1="03b4f9d047d4fb3c4889e797e9ffd5edabd8ecff" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ttbg1.bin" size="8192" crc="784e84cd" sha1="cf4ddbd4b8dbfaee2f4e05c89355fad30e264641" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="ttbg2.bin" size="8192" crc="da9d47d2" sha1="5af9222f62d9948ec468fb66a5afb46a00f159c3" region="gfx1" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="ttbg3.bin" size="8192" crc="367e06a5" sha1="24040e29bbe367b497675d155c3e0343399b179b" region="gfx1" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="ttfg1.bin" size="16384" crc="9d7e6ebc" sha1="96c658091cb12d65e41f8ac5f609eb51857cef82" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ttfg0.bin" size="16384" crc="ed69e1a8" sha1="4fc223da52d6df3182ba5ba3db8e793e379030f2" region="gfx2" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="ttfg3.bin" size="16384" crc="74e21c1c" sha1="42ea0c569cd443866b46bcaac2c60d197fcbc2a9" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="ttfg2.bin" size="16384" crc="037ec6fc" sha1="7bc0bd95cc673d321de33d17764a06f48109b38e" region="gfx2" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="ttfg5.bin" size="16384" crc="8b718879" sha1="3e8361e4423e6822c09f866a99cf9fc789c99f66" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="ttfg4.bin" size="16384" crc="6fdb0c13" sha1="b3e140a838f8deaa26dbc86315603fdcef47f157" region="gfx2" offset="14000"/>
              <rom name="ttfg7.bin" size="16384" crc="212019dc" sha1="831bb83f6301d9f2f06b31a00ea425b13421b573" region="gfx2" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="ttfg6.bin" size="16384" crc="4094e996" sha1="f50fa31bc311c16bcd2459668f5a942a1d9de75d" region="gfx2" offset="1c000"/>
              <rom name="ttan.bin" size="4096" crc="aa0b1471" sha1="e3dd69f1a14926c6b709d6b19d9e90a1f0867465" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <device_ref name="midssio"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="ssio:cpu" name="Z80" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="csd:cpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio" name="Midway SSIO Sound Board"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio:ay0" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ssio:ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="csd" name="Midway Chip Squeak Deluxe Sound Board"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="csd:dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="480" height="480" refresh="30.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="6" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="40" keydelta="10"/>
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="60" maximum="180" sensitivity="100" keydelta="10"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="ssio:IP0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="ssio:IP3" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="68"/>

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