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Tutankham (c) 1982 Stern Electronics.

Inside King Tut's tomb are treasures beyond your wildest dreams. They can be yours... if you dare to take them. Supernatural creatures roam the mazes of the tomb guarding the treasures at all costs. Your only defenses against them are your laser gun... and your wits. Blast away, snatch the loot, escape through secret passageway before it's too late! And when you see a key, take that, too. It will unlock the door to the next chamber and the next adventure. Enter King Tut's tomb and see what awaits you... if you dare.


Released in July 1982.

The game was originally to be called 'Tutankhamon'. However, when programmers decided to change the monitor position from horizontal to vertical, they had to cut the -ON suffix from 'Tutankhamon' to make the title fit the screen width.

A Tutankham unit appears in the 1983 movie 'WarGames'.


Killing a Snake : 20 points.

Killing a Monster : 40 points.

Killing a Bat : 60 points.

Collecting a Ring : Mystery Score (From 500 points).

Collecting a Lantern : Mystery Score (Up to 4,000 points).

Collecting a key : 500 points.

Opening a door : 1,000 points.

Bonus points are awarded at the end of each level for the time remaining.


* Flash bombs can only be used once per level, and remember you only have 3 available for the whole game. Use them sparingly, preferably only in a life-threatening situation.

* You can sit in a safe place close to a monster generator and simply pick the monsters off as they appear. Most monsters follow a set pattern of movement so it is quite easy to predict which way they will turn and wait in a place where it is easy to kill them as they appear in front or behind you. Remember to watch the timer though!

* The lanterns and rings are quite often a deadly diversion as they are sometimes placed in dead end vertical passages. Assess the risks carefully before collecting them.

* Be careful when entering vertical tunnels as you cannot shoot monsters on the other side until they are level with you in a horizontal direction.

* A carefully timed shot can kill a monster in a vertical tunnel, but only when fired exactly when the monster moves into the square in which you are stood.


Programmed by : H. Tanigaki


* Consoles :

Colecovision (1983)

Atari 2600 (1983)

Mattel Intellivision (1983)

Nintendo DS (2007, "Horror Maze" - "Konami Classics Series - Arcade Hits")

* Computers :

Atari 800 (1983)

Commodore VIC-20 (1983)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1984)

Tandy Color Computer (1984, "The Touchstone")

Texas Instruments TI-99/4A (1984)

* Others :

LCD handheld game : released by Konami.

VFD handheld game (1983) : released by Bandai.


Game's ROM.

Machine's Picture.

MAME Info:

0.33b1 [Marc Vergoossen]

0.25 [Mirko Buffoni, David Dahl]


- tutankhm, tutankst: Background stars missing in attract mode. mcp (ID 02932)


- 0.144u7: Kanikani updated Tutankham dipswitches.

- 0.140u2: Atari Ace take some driver_device classes of junofrst/pooyan/rallyx/rocnrope/timeplt/tutankhm (common code in audio/timeplt.c) that cover multiple drivers and split them so that each driver gets their own driver_device class. In most cases, these drivers got entangled because of audio/mcu code that was shared between multiple drivers. Added 'Time Pilot Audio' sound.

- 0.138u1: Changed description of clone 'Tutankham (Stern)' to 'Tutankham (Stern Electronics)'.

- 0.138: Changed M6809 CPU1 clock speed to 1536000 Hz. Added Custom Chip 084 notes (Starfield generation) to the driver.

- 0.135u3: Fabio Priuli added common driver data struct to Tutankham.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (tutankst) to (tutankhms).

- 14th July 2009: Tirino73 dumped Tutankham (bootleg).

- 0.130: Kevin Eshbach fixed rom names for Tutankham.

- 0.129u6: Couriersud added GAME_IMPERFECT_GRAPHICS to Tutankham and clones.

- 0.129: Kevin Eshbach added the DIP locations to Tutankham.

- 0.122u8: Cleaned up Tutankham driver [Aaron Giles]: Correct clocks where possible. Merged memory maps. Fully decoded memory maps. Save state support. Tutankham runs at 60fps, with IRQs every other frame. Proper IRQ ack in Tutankham. Changed VSync to 60Hz.

- 29th December 2007: Guru - Referring to the list of stuff that arrived below, as suspected, much of it was useless. Tutankham... useless, just another bootleg, already in MAME.

- 21st December 2007: Guru - A huge box arrived today. That 19.75kg box looks mighty impressive, although I'm not sure that all of it is going to be useful. Some could be alt. versions but most don't work so I'll need to dump all of these before I can tell exactly what they are. It contains Tutankham (1982, bootleg) and others. Thanks to Tingoes for sending these out.

- 0.114u4: Zsolt Vasvari removed set_vh_global_attribute() and get_vh_global_attribute_changed() from the dozen or so drivers that used it. In the process, made an effort to clean up the video system for these games. The biggest improvements are Route 16, Taisen Quiz HYHOO, Tutankham and Liberator.

- 0.93: Added 6x RC_Filter.

- 0.35b8: Changed description to 'Tutankham' and Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 1789772 Hz.

- 0.33b1: Marc Vergoossen added Tutankham (Konami). Changed 'Tutankham' to clone 'Tutankham (Stern)'. Renamed (tutankhm) to (tutankst).

- 0.31: Jim Hernandez fixed music tempo and pitch in Tutankham.

- 0.27: Sound support in Tutankham.

- 0.25: Finally I've added Tutankham (Stern 1982) [Mirko Buffoni]. Moose provided me a good bunch of information and I lost much time on a stupid bug in bank selection. Thanks to David Dahl that provided me a driver too, and I found the light!! Also thanks to Rob Jarrett for the exaustive memory map (I've included it in sources, it's better than mine) and Pete Custerson for the schematics. Added high score saving to Tutankham. Arrows = Move around, CTRL = Fire left, ALT = Fire Right and SPACE = Flash Bomb. Known issues: Sound support isn't emulated. David Dahl reported a probable missing ROM ("ra1_9a.snd"???), but I disassembled the Z80 code and the area 2000-2fff isn't touched. Maybe different music roms are available since there is a place for a 3rd ROM. Game is playable with accurate colors and no sound.

LEVELS: 4 (endless)

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* Retrocade

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Romset: 68 kb / 17 files / 24.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="tutankhms" sourcefile="tutankhm.c" cloneof="tutankhm" romof="tutankhm">
              <description>Tutankham (Stern Electronics)</description>
              <manufacturer>Konami (Stern Electronics license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="m1.1h" merge="m1.1h" size="4096" crc="da18679f" sha1="8d2a3665db937d0e1d19300ae22277d9db61fcbc" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="m2.2h" merge="m2.2h" size="4096" crc="a0f02c85" sha1="29a78b3ffd6b597772953543b02dd59acf5af38c" region="maincpu" offset="b000"/>
              <rom name="3a.3h" size="4096" crc="2d62d7b1" sha1="910718f36735f2614cda0c3a1abdfa995d82dbd2" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="m4.4h" merge="m4.4h" size="4096" crc="bd06fad0" sha1="bd10bbb413d8dd362072522e902575d819fa8336" region="maincpu" offset="d000"/>
              <rom name="m5.5h" merge="m5.5h" size="4096" crc="bf9fd9b0" sha1="458ea2ff5eedaaa02e32444dd6004d2eaadbdeab" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="a6.6h" size="4096" crc="c43b3865" sha1="3112cf831c5b6318337e591ccb0003aeab722652" region="maincpu" offset="f000"/>
              <rom name="c1.1i" merge="c1.1i" size="4096" crc="7eb59b21" sha1="664d3e08df0f3d6690838810b6fe273eec3b7821" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="c2.2i" merge="c2.2i" size="4096" crc="6615eff3" sha1="e8455eab03f66642880595cfa0e9be285bf9fad0" region="maincpu" offset="11000"/>
              <rom name="c3.3i" merge="c3.3i" size="4096" crc="a10d4444" sha1="683899e1014ee075b16d9d2610c3c5b5c4efedb6" region="maincpu" offset="12000"/>
              <rom name="c4.4i" merge="c4.4i" size="4096" crc="58cd143c" sha1="e4ab27c09858cede478f4ed3ac6d7392e383a470" region="maincpu" offset="13000"/>
              <rom name="c5.5i" merge="c5.5i" size="4096" crc="d7e7ae95" sha1="7068797770a6c42dc733b253bf6b7376eb6e071e" region="maincpu" offset="14000"/>
              <rom name="c6.6i" merge="c6.6i" size="4096" crc="91f62b82" sha1="2a78039ee63226978544142727d00d1ccc6d2ab4" region="maincpu" offset="15000"/>
              <rom name="c7.7i" merge="c7.7i" size="4096" crc="afd0a81f" sha1="cf10308a0fa4ffabd0deeb186b5602468028ff92" region="maincpu" offset="16000"/>
              <rom name="c8.8i" merge="c8.8i" size="4096" crc="dabb609b" sha1="773b99b670db41a9de58d14b51f81ce0c446ca84" region="maincpu" offset="17000"/>
              <rom name="c9.9i" merge="c9.9i" size="4096" crc="8ea9c6a6" sha1="fe1b299f8760fc5418179d3569932ee2c4dff461" region="maincpu" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="s1.7a" merge="s1.7a" size="4096" crc="b52d01fa" sha1="9b6cf9ea51d3a87c174f34d42a4b1b5f38b48723" region="tpsound" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="s2.8a" merge="s2.8a" size="4096" crc="9db5c0ce" sha1="b5bc1d89a7f7d7a0baae64390c37ee11f69a0e76" region="tpsound" offset="1000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="M6809" clock="1536000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="tpsound" name="Z80" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="timeplt_audio" name="Time Pilot Audio"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="filter.0.0" name="RC Filter"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="filter.0.1" name="RC Filter"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="filter.0.2" name="RC Filter"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="filter.1.0" name="RC Filter"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="filter.1.1" name="RC Filter"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="filter.1.2" name="RC Filter"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="255 (Cheat)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="30000" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="40000" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW2" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flash Bomb" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="1 per Life" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 per Game" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW1" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW1" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/7 Credits" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="No Coin B" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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