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warofbugg: MAME ROM Information.


War of the Bugs or Monsterous Manouvers in a Mushroom Maze (c) 1981 Armenia.

Very interesting game. Play "Centipede" in a "Galaxian" environment :).


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Tone generator and discrete circuits

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette Colors : 98

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Developed by Food and Fun Corp.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.05 [Nicola Salmoria, Robert Anschuetz]

Artwork available


- 0.143u3: hap fixed unable to coin in War of the Bugs.

- 0.137u4: Irongiant added clone 'War of the Bugs or Monsterous Manouvers in a Mushroom Maze (German)'.

- 27th December 2008: Mr. Do - From a post at KLOV, I learned that War of the Bugs was created as a conversion kit for Galaxian, so this game gets that bezel.

- 0.59: Added 2nd player and removed 2nd coin slot. Added 'Cabinet' and 'Unused SW 0-2' dipswitches.

- 0.37b16: Changed description to 'War of the Bugs or Monsterous Manouvers in a Mushroom Maze'.

- 0.34b1: Added color prom.

- 0.29: Accurate colors in War of the Bugs [Tim Lindquist, Nicola Salmoria].

- 0.28: Mike Balfour added high score saving to War of the Bugs.

- 0.06: Star background in Galaxians & co [Nicola Salmoria]. The way I calculate it is probably not correct, anyway it looks reasonable.

- 0.05: Nicola Salmoria added 'War of the Bugs' (Armenia 1981). Game is playable with wrong colors and limited sound. Control: Arrows = Move around and CTRL = Fire. Known issues: Only one sound channel is emulated, and I'm not sure it's correct. No star background (is it used?). What do the dip switches do?

Other Emulators:

* CottAGE

* FB Alpha

* GalEMU

* Mimic

* Sparcade

* Tickle


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Atari Arcade Classics (Super Centipede)


4 Fun in 1 (Galactic Convoy)

Boxing Bugs

Frog & Spiders

Lady Bug

War of the Bugs

The Amazing Adventures of Mr. F. Lea



Black Widow



Funky Bee






Exed Exes




Insector X

Povar / Sobrat' Buran / Agroprom (Pssst)

Bio-hazard Battle (Mega Play)

Critter Crusher


Ripper Ribbit

Hammer (Mosquito, Cockrouch and Fly)

Hae Hae Ka Ka Ka

Mushiking The King Of Beetle 2K3 2nd

Bugs Fever

Romset: 15 kb / 8 files / 9.26 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="warofbugg" sourcefile="galdrvr.c" cloneof="warofbug" romof="warofbug">
              <description>War of the Bugs or Monsterous Manouvers in a Mushroom Maze (German)</description>
              <rom name="wotbg-u-1.bin" size="2048" crc="f43ff0a8" sha1="b87abeb8af9105fa8fba78f9a68363bd89066e7f" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="wotbg-v-2.bin" size="2048" crc="eb7a028b" sha1="8c822ae11d3cc04f749a7cd639d15b9fc830ab35" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="wotbg-w-3.bin" size="2048" crc="693e0e50" sha1="00b19969cee0f95bfb8251c2df133ff2c9ae3b00" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="wotbg-y-4.bin" size="2048" crc="885d4982" sha1="4aeaf514a9413a9cb9a971fd258c6cf46ca66fc4" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="wotbg-z-5.bin" size="2048" crc="60041ef2" sha1="cced5837a037ac5cd8fa6260d69d8e33de5ecd48" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="warofbug.1k" merge="warofbug.1k" size="2048" crc="8100fa85" sha1="06641c431cace36dec98b87555f62e72f3e53a31" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="warofbug.1j" merge="warofbug.1j" size="2048" crc="d1220ae9" sha1="e892bc8b0b71d8b07503e474e9c30e6cab460682" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="warofbug.clr" merge="warofbug.clr" size="32" crc="8688e64b" sha1="ed13414257f580b98b50c9892a14159c55e7838d" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="discrete" name="DISCRETE"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="768" height="224" refresh="60.606061" pixclock="18432000" htotal="1152" hbend="0" hbstart="768" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN1" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="IN2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="IN2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="500000" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="750000" value="0"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="32"/>

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