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volfied: MAME ROM Information.


Volfied (c) 1989 Taito.

An update of Taito's 1981 classic, "Qix", Volfied adopts the same 'draw boxes to colour in the background' gameplay of its predecessor but updates both the graphics and in-game enemies. A number of power-ups are available, revealed when certain sections of the background have been filled, such as Speed-up, temporary enemy freeze and laser. The player's ship is only in danger from the game's enemies while the player is actually drawing a line. Each level must be completed within a tight time limit.


Prom Stickers : C04

Main CPU : 68000, Z80

Sound Chips : YM2203

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in July 1989 in Japan.


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


Game designer : Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ)

Software : Yoshinori Kobayashi (Y.K), Tsukano (TKN), OKI (OKI)

Character designers : Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ), Taira Sanuki (T.S), Genya Kuriki (KRK), Iwabuchi (IWB), TEC Team (TEC), V.P Team (V.P)

Sound : Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR)

Hardware : Ohara (OHR)

Instruction : Hiroyasu Nagai (NGI)


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1989)

Sega Mega Drive (1991, also known as "Ultimate Qix")

Sony PlayStation (as "The Jintori" in "Simple 1500 Series Vol.80")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (2007, "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]")

* Computers :

FM Towns PC (1991)

Commodore C64 (1991)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991) : advertised but never released.

Amstrad CPC (1991) : advertised but never released.

Commodore Amiga (1991)

Atari ST (1991)

PC [MS-DOS, 5.25''] (1991)

PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.57 [Jarek Burczynski]

0.37b16 [Stefan Jokisch, RAINE team]


- Press F2 + F3 for Test-Mode


- 0.136u1: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct and save states to Volfied.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (volfidjo) to (volfiedjo).

- 0.129u4: Brian Troha added clone Volfied (Japan). Changed parent description to 'Volfied (World, revision 1)' and clones '(US)' to '(US, revision 1)' and '(Japan)' to '(Japan, revision 1)'. Brian Troha added minor additional information and OSC info to Volfied driver. Also added two BPROMs not included before.

- 0.118u4: Taito input ports cleanup [Stephane Humbert]: Updated includes\taitoipt.h with macros for games with only 1 button.

- 0.118u3: Stephane Humbert cleaned up several Taito drivers to use common input port macros. Fixed the dipwitches for all games (a few still remain unknown though) and added many notes.

- 0.98u1: Nicola Salmoria fixed crash in Volfied due to improper timer usage.

- 0.96u2: Bryan McPhail fixed visible area and rom names in Volfied. Improved C-Chip simulation - accurate timing and correct colour data for all levels. Changed visible area from 256x320 to 240x320.

- 0.59: Added 'Infinite Lives' dipswitch.

- 14th February 2002: Stephane Humbert and Gerardo Oporto fixed dipswitch settings in Volfied.

- 0.57: Added Volfied (World) and clone (US). Renamed (volfied) to (volfiedj).

- 11th September 2001: Jarek Burczynski added the USA version of Volfied.

- 0.53: Changed YM2203 clock speed to 4MHz.

- 15th May 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed inputs and dipswitches in the Volfied driver.

- 0.37b16: Stefan Jokisch added Volfied (Japan) (Taito 1989). Known issues: Color information for the enemy sprites is missing (c-chip). Some bits in video RAM are not understood. Sound seems a bit rough at times.

- 9th June 2001: Stefan Jokisch fixed some problems in the Volfied driver.

- 5th June 2001: Stefan Jokisch sent in a driver for Volfied, which has incorrect sprite colors for enemy sprites due to the C-Chip protection, but the game is otherwise playable.


- It was a long trip.... The spaceship "Monotros" returned to his planet, "Volfied". But, Volfied had already changed into ruins from invasion of aliens! At the time, he caught "SOS" from underground. He decided to resuce the people from the aliens!


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

Recommended Games (Qix):


Super Qix

Twin Qix



Romset: 1441 kb / 17 files / 495.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="volfied" sourcefile="volfied.c">
              <description>Volfied (World, revision 1)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation Japan</manufacturer>
              <rom name="c04-12-1.30" size="65536" crc="afb6a058" sha1="fca488e86725a0a673332afeb0002f0e77ef2dbf" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c04-08-1.10" size="65536" crc="19f7e66b" sha1="51b5d0d00ec398ed717154286bec24b05c3f81b8" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c04-11-1.29" size="65536" crc="1aaf6e9b" sha1="4be643283dc78eb57e9fe4c5afebdc427e4354e8" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="c04-25-1.9" size="65536" crc="b39e04f9" sha1="7ae2cfbea30bc510e3ed6d2de8281bdfb0d75182" region="maincpu" offset="20001"/>
              <rom name="c04-20.7" size="131072" crc="0aea651f" sha1="a438a37ec9dc764c841561608924da158ddde66f" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="c04-22.9" size="131072" crc="f405d465" sha1="67f6a4baf640dc74d9534ffda790f76677e944e8" region="maincpu" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="c04-19.6" size="131072" crc="231493ae" sha1="2658e6556fd0e75ddd0f0b8628cfa5237c187a06" region="maincpu" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="c04-21.8" size="131072" crc="8598d38e" sha1="4ec1b819586b50e2f6aff2aaa5e3b06704b9bec2" region="maincpu" offset="c0001"/>
              <rom name="c04-16.2" size="131072" crc="8c2476ef" sha1="972ddc8e47a669f1aeca67d02b4a0bed867ddb7d" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c04-18.4" size="131072" crc="7665212c" sha1="b816ac2a95ee273aaf90991f53766d7f0d5d9238" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c04-15.1" size="131072" crc="7c50b978" sha1="aa9cad5f09f5d9dceaf4e06bcd347f1d5d02d292" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c04-17.3" size="131072" crc="c62fdeb8" sha1="a9f6ca8335071169d772e65a9f5315a22a310b25" region="gfx1" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="c04-10.15" size="65536" crc="429b6b49" sha1="dcb0c8bc9d67643d96b2ffdf5ccd747318704c37" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="c04-09.14" size="65536" crc="c78cf057" sha1="097982e57b1d20fbdf21986c23684adefe6f1ce1" region="gfx1" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="c04-06.71" size="32768" crc="b70106b2" sha1="d71062f9d9b11492e13fc93982b95883f564f902" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c04-4-1.3" size="512" crc="ab9fae65" sha1="e2b29606aa63e42e041d3c47216551f62846bd99" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c04-5.75" size="512" crc="2763ec89" sha1="1e8339e21ee35b526d8604a21cfed9a1ac6455e8" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2203" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="20k 40k 120k 480k 2400k" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50k 150k 600k 3000k" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="70k 280k 1400k" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k 500k" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="112">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="112" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="32768 (Cheat)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Language" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Japanese" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="English" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="8192"/>

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