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watrball: MAME ROM Information.


Water Balls (c) 1996 ABM Electronics.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 8 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 768

Players : 2

Control : 8-way Joystick

Buttons : 2


The initials input music is John Philip Sousa's 'Liberty Bell March' (also recognized as the Monty Python theme).

At the game over screen, 'Game over, man!' from the 1986 movie Aliens is played.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.100u3 [David Haywood, Corrado Tomaselli]


- 0.135u2: Fabio Priuli added driver data and save state support to Blomby Car driver.

- 0.126u4: Andrew Gardner merged memory maps in the Blomby Car driver.

- 0.122u6: Brian Troha added dipswitches and DIP locations for Water Balls. Added dipswitches 'Difficulty', 'Demo Sounds', 'Service Mode', 'Coin A/B', 'Unknown 1-2' and 5x 'Unused'.

- 0.100u3: David Haywood added Water Balls (ABM 1996).

- 24th September 2005: David Haywood - I found a little time to add support for Water Balls, a strange and seemingly original puzzle game from ABM running on basically the same hardware as Blomby Car. Thanks to MAME Italian Forum for helping with this.

- 23rd September 2005: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Water Balls. The PCB has some empty sockets, maybe it was used for other games since it has no markings.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

Romset: 2816 kb / 7 files / 799.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="watrball" sourcefile="blmbycar.c">
              <description>Water Balls</description>
              <rom name="rom4.bin" size="131072" crc="bfbfa720" sha1="d6d14c0ba545eb7adee7190da2d3db1c6dd00d75" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rom6.bin" size="131072" crc="acff9b01" sha1="b85671bcc4f03fdf05eb1c9b5d4143e33ec1d7db" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="rom7.bin" size="524288" crc="e7e5c311" sha1="5af1a666bf23c5505d120d81fb942f5c49341861" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rom8.bin" size="524288" crc="fd27ce6e" sha1="a472a8cc25818427d2870518649780146e51835b" region="sprites" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="rom9.bin" size="524288" crc="122cc0ad" sha1="27cdb19fa082089e47c5cdb44742cfd93aa23a00" region="sprites" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="rom10.bin" size="524288" crc="22a2a706" sha1="c7350a94a857e0007d7fc0076b44a3d62693cb6c" region="sprites" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="rom1.bin" size="524288" crc="7f88dee7" sha1="d493b961fa4631185a33faee7f61786430707209" region="oki" offset="40000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="oki" name="OKI6295" clock="1056000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown 1-2" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="1792">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="1792" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="1536"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="1280"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="1024"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="512"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="14336">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="6144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="10240"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="12288"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="2048"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="14336" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="768"/>

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