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valkyrie: MAME ROM Information.


Valkyrie no Densetsu (c) 1989 Namco.


Namco System 2 hardware

Game ID : WD

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in April 1989

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Legend of the Valkyrie'.

Valkyrie makes cameo appearances in several other games:

- She is a hidden boss in "Tales of Eternia/Destiny 2" and the Valkyrie theme music plays in the dungeon

- She is a character in the Nintendo GBA spinoff "Tales of the World - Narakiri Dungeon 2".

- Valkyrie's photo also shows up in a blimp in the arcade title "Mach Breakers".

- Additionally, she appears in the strategy game Namco Super Wars for the Wonderswan

- Makes a star appearance in Monolith's Namco X Capcom, also a strategy game.

- She also appears in Marvel Land for the Arcade/Genesis.

- Cassandra, from "Soul Calibur 2", dresses up as Valkyrie in her third costume.

- Her theme song shows up up Taiko "Drum Master" as the latter half of the song Taiko March.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Valkyrie no densetsu : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.1 - VDR-14001) on 21/09/1989.


* Round Select :

1. Turn DIP-5 ON.

2. Press Button3 when 'Please Press 1P or 2P Button' screen is displayed after inserted credit.

3. A number is displayed in the screen (success !)

4. Select number by Button3+Right or Left

Code - Starting Round

0 or 1 - Round 1

2 or 9 - Round 2

3 or A - Round 3

4 or B - Round 4

5 or C - Round 5

6 or D - Round 6

7 or E - Round 7

8 or F - Round 8

NOTE : Round Select has several problems (Music stops until you enter a house, etc.).


1. The Adventure of Valkyrie - The Legend of the Key of Time (1986, Nintendo Famicom)

2. Valkyrie no Densetsu (1989)

3. Xandra's Big Adventure - Meeting with Valkyrie (1992, Super Famicom)


Staff : Spanky Usukura, Nam Nam, WanWan, Astron Ishii

Music composed by : Hiroyuki Kawada


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)

Sony PlayStation (1997, "Namco Museum Vol.5")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b8 [Keith Wilkins]

0.36b6 [?]

< Japan >


- Gives ADSMISS error on startup. Source (ID 02380)


- 23rd June 2003: Phil Stroffolino fixed another graphics glitch in the Namco System 2 driver that caused extra garbage lines in some sprites in Burning Force and Valkyrie no Densetsu.

- 0.37b7: Changed description to 'Valkyrie No Densetsu (Japan)'.

- 0.36b11: Changed description to 'Legend of the Valkyrie (Japan)'.

- 22nd November 1999: Keith Wilkins fixed quite a few bugs in the Namco System 2, most notably the problem with valkyrie.

- 0.36b9: Changed description to 'Walkure no Densetsu (Japan)'. Renamed (walkyrie) to (valkyrie).

- 0.36b8: Keith Wilkins added 'Legend of the Walkyrie (Japan)' (Namco 1989).

- 12th October 1999: Keith Wilkins sent in another Namco System 2 update with controls working in most games, and also fixed a lot of the graphics bugs. The playable games are now Assault, Ordyne, Mirai Ninja, Phelios, Valkyrie No Densetsu, Finest Hour, Burning Force, Marvel Land, Dragon Saber and Cosmo Gang the Video.

- 0.36b6: Added 'Legend of the Walkyrie' (Testdriver).

ARCADE RELEASE: The legend of Valkyrie (Namco) - 1988/Apr/21


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Valkyrie No Densetsu



Romset: 4648 kb / 30 files / 1.38 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="valkyrie" sourcefile="namcos2.c">
              <description>Valkyrie No Densetsu (Japan)</description>
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              <rom name="wd1mpr1.bin" size="131072" crc="57b5051c" sha1="de399381823251e2ee45f51c96be3e93ed763f94" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="wd1spr0.bin" size="65536" crc="b2398321" sha1="13b76d8756a5e47d7469f72ef5fd2837b3e24b3e" region="slave" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wd1spr1.bin" size="65536" crc="38dba897" sha1="22254186906b1accfb043172e6d0129d23d83b02" region="slave" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="wd1snd0.bin" size="131072" crc="d0fbf58b" sha1="bc149eefcf5566a8e37ae60a62f5037a6e0f10bd" region="audiocpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="sys2mcpu.bin" size="8192" crc="a342a97e" sha1="2c420d34dba21e409bf78ddca710fc7de65a6642" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sys2c65c.bin" size="32768" crc="a5b2a4ff" sha1="068bdfcc71a5e83706e8b23330691973c1c214dc" region="mcu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="wdobj0.bin" size="262144" crc="e8089451" sha1="f4d05df0015de01ec570f5f89ea11592204e4fe2" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wdobj1.bin" size="262144" crc="7ca65666" sha1="39d792abf5a1a5f3906cb6ab4626f4a5b20cb081" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="wdobj2.bin" size="262144" crc="7c159407" sha1="ed5472eb9df7990b8d80ff5a587e41d138f48db8" region="gfx1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="wdobj3.bin" size="262144" crc="649f8760" sha1="3ac7eac5197b4d377686d68d80ab29562768c202" region="gfx1" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="wdobj4.bin" size="262144" crc="7ca39ae7" sha1="3db34eb7f8c819c7b30c3b61b5a13b8f990b27f8" region="gfx1" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="wdobj5.bin" size="262144" crc="9ead2444" sha1="0ba541b518be22460c267d35b050594b7cedb954" region="gfx1" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="wdobj6.bin" size="262144" crc="9fa2ea21" sha1="89cefc286cf4de7f6e32dc6dc689835a21bea2ed" region="gfx1" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="wdobj7.bin" size="262144" crc="66e07a36" sha1="2f84128bbdc9dcfd783d3a85cb47a92087e71272" region="gfx1" offset="380000"/>
              <rom name="wdchr0.bin" size="131072" crc="debb0116" sha1="ba4a9a166e22cf4930574eeadd127520ff7192b4" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wdchr1.bin" size="131072" crc="8a1431e8" sha1="ef3c81ea92f2541387760c24395ddf7a02f907f2" region="gfx2" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="wdchr2.bin" size="131072" crc="62f75f69" sha1="bcfd34c3c450cd05eb6a080307dc962687ccc799" region="gfx2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="wdchr3.bin" size="131072" crc="cc43bbe7" sha1="9b01ac19feac60a68cd7ffcf3cab927cefa0e23a" region="gfx2" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="wdchr4.bin" size="131072" crc="2f73d05e" sha1="76341fd8c5e4216430eb09ded38ac554b5777ee5" region="gfx2" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="wdchr5.bin" size="131072" crc="b632b2ec" sha1="914cb9a0dd42067b93e47c8cf847d588f361854f" region="gfx2" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="wdroz0.bin" size="131072" crc="f776bf66" sha1="2b134d5f9ede1205260a2109fdcd0d5c47b397ba" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wdroz1.bin" size="131072" crc="c1a345c3" sha1="3d8c2ab457b81485014a83b4d9e8a80fe487ddef" region="gfx3" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="wdroz2.bin" size="131072" crc="28ffb44a" sha1="207343e76dd02cbfe7575edd9b18074f68bb6768" region="gfx3" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="wdroz3.bin" size="131072" crc="7e77b46d" sha1="db0ba244fb878120a4f06af4666ddc4cc430c97a" region="gfx3" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="wdshape.bin" size="131072" crc="3b5e0249" sha1="259bbabf57a8ad739c646c56aad6d0b92e10adcd" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wd1dat0.bin" size="131072" crc="ea209f48" sha1="5e73a745dc2faaa4ce6c633d4072d41e9e494276" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wd1dat1.bin" size="131072" crc="04b48ada" sha1="aa046f8856bdd5b56d481c2c12ad2808c6517a5f" region="user1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="wd1voi1.bin" size="262144" crc="f1ace193" sha1="dd13bdf4b99c6bf4e356d623ff2e3da72db331dd" region="c140" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wd1voi2.bin" size="131072" crc="e95c5cf3" sha1="4bfc7303bde23bcf6739c7877dd87671c33135bc" region="c140" offset="80000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12288000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="slave" name="68000" clock="12288000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6809" clock="2048000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="HD63705" clock="2048000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c140" name="C140" clock="21333"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="288" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="6144000" htotal="384" hbend="0" hbstart="288" vtotal="264" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Video Display" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Frozen" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-1" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-2" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-3" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-4" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-5" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="$2000-6" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="H" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="L" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" 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="8192"/>

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