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Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (c) 1992 Capcom.


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)

Game ID : CP-S No. 19

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.576 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (FIRE, BOMB)


Released in June 1992.

Licensed to Romstar for US distribution.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Varth : G.S.M Capcom 6 - PCCB-00110) on 19/02/1993.


Planners : Vally Dack Kelbon, Natural Sai Sai, Nijiken Mouri, Odds Maker Maetake

Scroll designers : Kintaro, Kuramoyan, Maru Chan, Mon Chan

Object designers : Kurata N, Manbou, Hanisawa, Ume

Programmers : Ohuchi, Meijin T, Hac, Okosama Ecchiro, Komorichie Darkside

Sound : T. Yomage, P, Bull

Directors : Kihaji Okamoto, Noritaka Funamizu (Poo), Akira Nishitani (Nin)

Producer : Kihaji Okamoto


* Consoles :

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Remixed")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.102 [Stefan Lindberg]

0.34b1 [Paul Leaman]

Artwork available


- 0.144u3: Added missing pld ($0 - va24b.1a).

- 0.139: Changed description to 'Varth: Operation Thunderstorm'.

- 0.127: Nicola Salmoria updated CPS1 to use proper gfx ROMs (+ PALs) for Varth (Japan 920714), and to load correct A-Board PALs for QSound games. Fixed rom names in clone (Japan 920714).

- 0.126u5: Added A-board PLDs (buf1, ioa1, prg1, rom1 and sou1).

- 0.125u1: Fixed rom names.

- 0.124u4: Fixed layer enable at the end of stage 4 in Varth. Increased Varth CPU clock to 12MHz to reduce slowdowns (the game was released after 'Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (World 920313)' so the faster A-board was available) [Nicola Salmoria, Corrado Tomaselli, Charles MacDonald].

- 13th January 2008: Mr. Do - I finished off the rest of the instruction cards made available by Strider of Cybercade: Varth.

- 0.102: Stefan Lindberg added Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (World 920714). Renamed (varth) to (varthr1).

- 0.73: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.63: Changed description to 'Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (World 920612)' and clones '(US)' to '(US 920612)' and '(Japan)' to '(Japan 920714)'. Added 'Game Mode' dipswitch. Removed 3rd button.

- 0.36RC1: Added clone Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (US).

- 0.35b13: Changed parent and clone descriptions to 'Varth - Operation Thunderstorm'.

- 0.35b2: Nicola Salmoria added clone Varth (Japan).

- 0.34b4: Changed description to 'Varth (World)'.

- 0.34b1: Paul Leaman added Varth (Capcom 1992).

- 8th November 1997: CaBBe dumped Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (World 920612).

LEVELS: 30 (must complete 29-30 in 1 credit to finish the game)

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Romset: 3394 kb / 22 files / 1.43 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="varthj" sourcefile="cps1.c" cloneof="varth" romof="varth">
              <description>Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (Japan 920714)</description>
              <rom name="vaj_36b.12f" size="131072" crc="1d798d6a" sha1="b12579e9dcb88416bc00653b143832d9347adbaf" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vaj_42b.12h" size="131072" crc="0f720233" sha1="2d9442ceafd5e2208aa8cd4bcb66861bff6aec47" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="vaj_37b.13f" size="131072" crc="24414b17" sha1="6c0b24cf8045fc033217c737dba2c046d7d0a09a" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="vaj_43b.13h" size="131072" crc="34b4b06c" sha1="3033d1d053ba97d6da17064d7b944a10817b93b1" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="vaj_34b.10f" size="131072" crc="87c79aed" sha1="bb90720d1d04ed6ad276a5230cb078229aa8a40a" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="vaj_40b.10h" size="131072" crc="210b4bd0" sha1="15771c32af9fb4760953ef5475de228200851b42" region="maincpu" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="vaj_35b.11f" size="131072" crc="6b0da69f" sha1="5883bea31a22a44ad7494d6acd523c88b62f8743" region="maincpu" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="vaj_41b.11h" size="131072" crc="6542c8a4" sha1="5f828cf28ef905e4701c92f317e1257a40964a65" region="maincpu" offset="c0001"/>
              <rom name="va_09.4b" size="131072" crc="183dfaa8" sha1="230c65c1b11b3a5d1733455e0130dad2740e2d2d" region="gfx" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="va_01.4a" size="131072" crc="c41312b5" sha1="4077cb8200fc403953a08d94652fa8f572dc202d" region="gfx" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="va_13.9b" size="131072" crc="45537e69" sha1="18581cbf09b1ec35ea388dce73db7099a1790f60" region="gfx" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="va_05.9a" size="131072" crc="7065d4e9" sha1="0e16b4ba2309cca609eaa906c99c61172ca273d0" region="gfx" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="va_24.5e" size="131072" crc="57191ccf" sha1="8247b6ca36dd114ea2d030141ce48ea881ea648c" region="gfx" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="va_17.5c" size="131072" crc="054f5a5b" sha1="28fc6ff2144daad18b5aed8c08d0b65e6fc2b06f" region="gfx" offset="5"/>
              <rom name="va_38.8h" size="131072" crc="e117a17e" sha1="576ec580050e9ce3e3be96b849247288411ff68c" region="gfx" offset="6"/>
              <rom name="va_32.8f" size="131072" crc="3b4f40b2" sha1="7033d0f754381fe8d5ed29b58ebbd665a0ba1725" region="gfx" offset="7"/>
              <rom name="va_10.5b" size="131072" crc="d62750cd" sha1="0b792f806ed5ab7f6ec0c53bb9bf9965d7ddc47e" region="gfx" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="va_02.5a" size="131072" crc="11590325" sha1="9d776f4008db76f8f141db5024a3eed78e364b6a" region="gfx" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="va_14.10b" size="131072" crc="dc2f4783" sha1="f9c274d1ab24159980f29db7da5bcc179761237f" region="gfx" offset="100002"/>
              <rom name="va_06.10a" size="131072" crc="06e833ac" sha1="e8df6e2ef8300b5e412dd74cfe329b5535056e62" region="gfx" offset="100003"/>
              <rom name="va_25.7e" size="131072" crc="51d90690" sha1="9079d56007aae257f56ce47bbb24873dc18c5bd6" region="gfx" offset="100004"/>
              <rom name="va_18.7c" size="131072" crc="a17817c0" sha1="23d9ae2ae68e4c8be72da7013109ecdfc30d4b53" region="gfx" offset="100005"/>
              <rom name="va_39.9h" size="131072" crc="b0b12f51" sha1="68a33736dcb0703e46ba48918a29ecd559575a97" region="gfx" offset="100006"/>
              <rom name="va_33.9f" size="131072" crc="4b003af7" sha1="0c1d18a3ee7f3a48219f73eb21f88a260a9a001e" region="gfx" offset="100007"/>
              <rom name="va_23.13c" merge="va_09.12b" size="65536" crc="7a99446e" sha1="ca027f41e3e58be5abc33ad7380746658cb5380a" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="va_30.12e" merge="va_18.11c" size="131072" crc="de30510e" sha1="8e878696192606b76a3a0e53553e638d9621cff7" region="oki" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="va_31.13e" merge="va_19.12c" size="131072" crc="0610a4ac" sha1="3da02ea6a7a56c85de898806d2a1cf6bc526c1b3" region="oki" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="buf1" merge="buf1" size="279" crc="eb122de7" sha1="b26b5bfe258e3e184f069719f9fd008d6b8f6b9b" region="aboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ioa1" merge="ioa1" size="279" crc="59c7ee3b" sha1="fbb887c5b4f5cb8df77cec710eaac2985bc482a6" region="aboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="prg1" merge="prg1" size="279" crc="f1129744" sha1="a5300f301c1a08a7da768f0773fa0fe3f683b237" region="aboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rom1" merge="rom1" size="279" crc="41dc73b9" sha1="7d4c9f1693c821fbf84e32dd6ef62ddf14967845" region="aboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sou1" merge="sou1" size="279" crc="84f4b2fe" sha1="dcc9e86cc36316fe42eace02d6df75d08bc8bb6d" region="aboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="va22b.1a" size="279" crc="bd7cd574" sha1="00e49631aceb2871e9313f40264fa55eaaa3538c" region="bboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="lwio.12c" size="279" crc="ad52b90c" sha1="f0fd6aeea515ee449320fe15684e6b3ab7f97bf4" region="bboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ioc1.ic1" size="279" crc="0d182081" sha1="475b3d417785da4bc512cce2b274bb00d4cc6792" region="cboardplds" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="2151" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="oki" name="OKI6295" clock="1000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="384" height="224" refresh="59.610000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="56">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="56" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="40"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="24"/>
              <dipswitch name="2 Coins to Start, 1 to Continue" tag="DSWA" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWA" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="1 (Easiest)" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 (Normal)" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8 (Hardest)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="600k and every 1.400k" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="600k 2.000k and 4500k" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1.200k 3.500k" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2000k only" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWC" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="DSWC" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSWC" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWC" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWC" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSWC" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Mode" tag="DSWC" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Game" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Test" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="3072"/>

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