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Violent Storm (c) 1993 Konami.

Wade, Boris & Kyle's best friend, the lovely Sheena, is kidnapped in front of their eyes! So they venture into the hippie filled streets to maul anyone that gets in their way of rescuing her. Features awesome color-filled graphics, a kickin' vocal soundtrack and cool sound effects, lots of vicious moves (especially those from Boris!), a great sense of humor & plenty of great looking enemies & bosses. Break out fighting, everybody come on!


Game ID : GX168

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) K054539 (@ 48 Khz)

Players : 3

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> Attack, Jump


Released in July 1993.

The 4 stage boss is actually disguised as a Power Loader seen in the 'Aliens' movie and the Konami title of the same name!

At the middle of the last stage, two cabinets of "Penta" and "Scramble" make an appearance (Note that "Penta" is originally a bootleg of "Pengo" :).

One of the bonus point items is a "Twinbee" doll.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Amusement Sounds '94 Spring - KICA-7631, 7632) on 23/02/1994.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


* Some Tips : keep an eye out for unusual weapons, smash the light bulbs in the 2nd stage to temporary blind your enemies ! Also grab the piggies in this stage and they turn into footballs that you can use as projectiles ! (now you know where the term 'pigskin' comes from !) :)


1. Crime Fighters (1989)

2. Crime Fighters 2 (1991)

3. Violent Storm (1993)


Progam: Hirotako, N-Man, Ai Ueo, On The Hill

Character Designers: Monmo 29, Yoh, Keny. N, Tori. Tori, Kanbanmusume, Cupper Maki

Sound: Prophet Fuka, Everybody, Kishimaro

Violent Storm's Special Singers: Jeffrey, Junko, Mayumi

Hardware: W. Yuusaku

Hardware Adviser: Dendou Konishi (Dendou K.)

Package: Vio. N

Director: Monmo 29

Producer: Masahiro Inoue (Masa 32)

Special Thanks: Mr. Jin Jin, Kinu San, Devi Kob, Sakata, Sakagon, Kobuhei Noz, Hayapaya


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.68 [David Haywood]

0.67 [R. Belmont, Phil Stroffolino, Acho A. Tang]


- viostorm and clones: Warning: K053252 read 0e, contact MAMEdev. BarnacleEd (ID 04731)


- 0.141u4: Fixed rom names in clone Violent Storm (ver AAB).

- 0.141u2: Denis Lechevalier added clone Violent Storm (ver AAB).

- 4th February 2011: Smitdogg - dlfrsilver dumped Violent Storm (AAB).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (viostrmu) to (viostormu), (viostmub) to (viostormub), (viostrmj) to (viostormj) and (viostrma) to (viostorma).

- 0.128u5: David Haywood fixed copy/paste error on Violent Storm rom names.

- 0.128u4: Bill DeLeo added clone Violent Storm (ver UAC). Renamed (viostrmu) to (viostmub).

- 0.98u2: Changed description to 'Violent Storm (ver EAB)' and clones '(US ver UAB)' to '(ver UAB)', '(Japan ver JAC)' to '(ver JAC)' and '(Asia ver AAC)' to '(ver AAC)'.

- 0.68: David Haywood added Violent Storm (Europe ver EAB). Renamed (viostorm) to (viostrmu).

- 2nd May 2003: David Haywood added another version of Violent Storm to the Mystic Warriors driver.

- 0.67: Added Violent Storm (US ver UAB) (Konami 1993) and clones (Japan ver JAC) and (Asia ver AAC).

- 15th May 2002: Guru - R. Belmont loan his Violent Storm and Mystic Warriors PCBs.

- 30th March 2003: R. Belmont enabled the shadows in Konami System GX driver and tilemap alpha blending in the Mystic Warriors driver. David Haywood fixed flickering sprites in Metamorphic Force, graphics layer offsets in several games in both the Mystic Warriors and Konami System GX drivers. Acho A. Tang added the infrastructure support for 3 independent colored shadows/highlights as required by the Konami games, and he cracked the protection in Violent Storm. The improvements also allow Twinbee Yahhoo to be fully playable now.

- 12th March 2003: R. Belmont sent in an update to the Mystic Warriors driver, making Metamorphic Force playable with some graphics glitches, and making Violent Storm work somewhat but it still suffers from unemulated protection. Additionally, Ultimate Battler Dadandarn! worked already in yesterday's update but has major graphics glitches. Brian Troha and Guru fixed some ROM names in the Mystic Warriors driver.

- 11th March 2003: R. Belmont sent in a driver for Mystic Warriors hardware games supporting Mystic Warriors and Gaiapolis.

- 15th May 2002: Guru - Thanks to R. Belmont for a loan of his Violent Storm PCB.

LEVELS: 7 (must be finished twice)

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Romset: 17537 kb / 12 files / 7.80 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="viostormu" sourcefile="mystwarr.c" cloneof="viostorm" romof="viostorm">
              <description>Violent Storm (ver UAC)</description>
              <rom name="168uac01.15h" size="524288" crc="49853530" sha1="dc8fa1a929848949cb0ad02f5a2a8a5f820fd6c1" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="168uac02.15f" size="524288" crc="055ca6fe" sha1="31565ea515120555f94c4358b8e1a719c7d092d7" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="168a05.7c" merge="168a05.7c" size="131072" crc="507fb3eb" sha1="a4f676e3caaafe86918c76ded08d0c202969adf6" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="168a09.1h" merge="168a09.1h" size="2097152" crc="1b34a881" sha1="5de20f7ee7f90d4f6dea349ca5000bfcf74253b1" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="168a08.1k" merge="168a08.1k" size="2097152" crc="db0ce743" sha1="dfe24a1e3e72da188a92668928e79afd6c5d22ee" region="gfx1" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="168a10.22k" merge="168a10.22k" size="2097152" crc="bd2bbdea" sha1="54faf2ded16e66d675bbbec4ebd42b4708edfaef" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="168a11.19k" merge="168a11.19k" size="2097152" crc="7a57c9e7" sha1="8763c310f7b515aef52d4e007bc949e8803690f4" region="gfx2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="168a12.20k" merge="168a12.20k" size="2097152" crc="b6b1c4ef" sha1="064ab4db884c8f98ab9e631b7034996d4b92ab7b" region="gfx2" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="168a13.17k" merge="168a13.17k" size="2097152" crc="cdec3650" sha1="949bc06bb38a2d5315ee4f6db19e043655b90e6e" region="gfx2" offset="6"/>
              <rom name="168a06.1c" merge="168a06.1c" size="2097152" crc="25404fd7" sha1="282cf523728b38d0bf14d765dd7257aa1fb2af39" region="shared" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="168a07.1e" merge="168a07.1e" size="2097152" crc="fdbbf8cc" sha1="a8adf72a25fe2b9c4c338350d02c92deb5f8c8e9" region="shared" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="viostormu.nv" size="128" crc="797042a1" sha1="f33eb8b1b21f3d41372694fa6297bc2cc802c2eb" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami1" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami2" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="224" refresh="59.185606" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Sound Output" tag="IN1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Mono" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Stereo" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="IN1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mechanism" tag="IN1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Common" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Independent" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Number of Players" tag="IN1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="128" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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