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xyonix: MAME ROM Information.


Xyonix (c) 1989 Philko.

A "Tetris"-type game.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) SN76496 (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


The totems you can see during the gameplay are called "Jangseung" (village guardian), Jangseungs, usually made of wood, were traditionally placed at the edges of villages to mark for village boundaries and frighten away demons. They were also worshipped as village tutelary deities.

On the Jangseungs' body is written 'Chunha Dae Jangoon' (translated from Korean as 'The Great General Under Heaven').

When you finish a stage, you can hear the famous folk song 'Ariang'.


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.60 [David Haywood, Stephan Humbert, Nicola Salmoria]


- Unknown I/O commands need to be implemented. Source (ID 02570)


- 0.136u2: Atari Ace converted Xyonix to use driver_data structure.

- 0.60: David Haywood and Stephane Humbert added Xyonix (Philko 1989). TODO: There are some more unknown commands for the I/O chip.

- 27th April 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed the dipswitches in Xyonix.

- 26th April 2002: Nicola Salmoria fixed the controls and sound in Xyonix, and added the correct color PROM.

- 25th April 2002: David Haywood and Stephane Humbert wrote a driver for Xyonix, but it is missing controls, has wrong colors and sound hasn't been emulated.

- 31st July 2000: Guru - Dumped Xyonix.

LEVELS: 7 (endless)

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Block Out


Romset: 129 kb / 4 files / 46.3 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="xyonix" sourcefile="xyonix.c">
              <rom name="xyonix3.bin" size="65536" crc="1960a74e" sha1="5fd7bc31ca2f5f1e114d3d0ccf6554ebd712cbd3" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="xyonix1.bin" size="32768" crc="3dfa9596" sha1="52cdbbe18f83cea7248c29588ea3a18c4bb7984f" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="xyonix2.bin" size="32768" crc="db87343e" sha1="62bc30cd65b2f8976cd73a0b349a9ccdb3faaad2" region="gfx1" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="xyonix.pr" size="256" crc="0012cfc9" sha1="c7454107a1a8083a370b662c617117b769c0dc1c" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn1" name="SN76496" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sn2" name="SN76496" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="128"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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