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twinkle: MAME ROM Information.


Twinkle (c) 1997 SemiCom.

A sequel to "Hyper Pacman". The power-ups tossed throughout the mazes consist of vision goggles, helmet/laser helmets, speed, hyperspeed, jump shoes, bonus stages and free pac-men. The game ends after the 40th stage.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.575 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.50 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (JUMP, LASER)


1. Hyper Pacman (1995)

2. Twinkle (1997)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.93u3 [Corrado Tomaselli / MAME Italian Forum, David Haywood]

0.92 [?]


- 0.145u5: David Haywood fixed pellets in Twinkle no longer bounce during gameplay. Added dipswitches 'Lives', 'Pellet Animations' and 4x 'Unknown'.

- 0.95u1: Sonikos added 'Free Play' and removed 'Lives' dipswitch.

- 0.93u3: Added protdata.bin rom - Game now playable. The protdata.bin rom is not a real rom but instead the data extracted from shared ram, the MCU puts it there. Changed 'Hyper Pacman (set 2)' to parent set 'Twinkle'. Renamed (hyperpaa) to (twinkle).

- 0.92: Added clone Hyper Pacman (set 2) with 87c52.mcu cpu3 rom (can't be dumped).

- 4th February 2005: f205v dumped Twinkle (1997).

- 17th December 2004: Dumping Project - Randy have collaborated with the MAME Italian Forum to win a graphically interesting Italian "Hyper Pac-Man" bootleg called "Twinkle" (big thanks to Sophitia and the rest of the Forum on that one).

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine


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Pac-Man / PuckMan

Namco Classic Collection Vol.2 (Pac-Man)

Pac-Man - 25th Anniversary Edition

Pac-Man Plus

Super Pac-Man

Pac & Pal


4 Fun in 1 (Ghost Muncher)

unknown Pac-Man gambling game

Ghostmuncher Galaxian (bootleg)

Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga - 20th Anniversary Class of 1981 Reunion

Pac-Man - 25th Anniversary Edition (Ms. Pac-Man)

Jr. Pac-Man

Hyper Pacman

XESS - The New Revolution (Hyper Pacman)


Funny Strip

Puckman Pockimon


Professor PacMan


Pac-Land (United Amusements PC Engine)

Puzzle Club


Romset: 1089 kb / 6 files / 354.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="twinkle" sourcefile="snowbros.c">
              <rom name="uh12.bin" size="131072" crc="a99626fe" sha1="489098a2ceb36df97b6b1d59b7b696300deee3ab" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="ui12.bin" size="131072" crc="5af73684" sha1="9be43e5c71152d515366e422eb077a41dbb3fe62" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u1.bin" size="65536" crc="e40481da" sha1="1c1fabcb67693235eaa6ff59ae12a35854b5564a" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="87c52.mcu" size="65536" status="nodump" region="cpu2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="protdata.bin" size="512" crc="00d3e4b4" sha1="afa359a8b48605ff034133bad2a0a182429dec71" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uj15.bin" size="262144" crc="0a534b37" sha1="b7d780eb4668f1f757a60884c022f5bbc424dc97" region="oki" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ua4.bin" size="524288" crc="6b64bb09" sha1="547eac1ad931a6b937dff0b922d06af92cc7ab73" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="oki" name="OKI6295" clock="999900"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="57.500000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW1" mask="14">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="14" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW1" mask="112">
                     <dipvalue name="Level 1" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Level 2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Level 3" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Level 4" value="112" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Level 5" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Level 6" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Level 7" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Level 8" value="48"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Pellet Animations" tag="DSW2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="16" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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