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ballbomb: MAME ROM Information.


Balloon Bomber (c) 1980 Taito.

A simple shoot'em up.


CPU Board Number : AA017757

Audio/IO Board Number : CV070005

ROM Board Number : AA017756A

Prom Stickers : TN01-09

Main CPU : 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SN76477 (@ 1.9968 Mhz), Discrete circuitry

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in March 1980.

Also released as a Cocktail model : "T.T Balloon Bomber".


Balloon: 50 pts.

Bomb & Balloon attached: 100 pts.

Bomb dropped from Ballon: 150 pts.

Bomb dropped from plane: 50 pts.

Mystery points are scored when you make 3 hits in succession.


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (August 25, 2005; "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 2")

Sony PSP [JP] (January 5, 2006; "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.35b12 [Mike Coates]

Samples required (Invaders)


* Dump rom MB7052.2c (cloud graphics)


- Refrence Audio Pot adjustment sheet. gregf (ID 03795)


- 0.125u7: Couriersud fixed Player 1 Left+Right and Button 1 mapped twice in Balloon Bomber.

- 0.123u6: Added 2x 'Unknown' dipswitch.

- 0.113u2: Changed 8080 CPU clock speed to 1996800 Hz, visible area to 224x260 and VSync to 59.541985 Hz.

- 0.111u4: Added SN76477 sound.

- 0.111u1: Added Samples (Invaders) sound.

- 0.36: Added 'Cabinet' dipswitch.

- 0.37b1: Removed Invaders Samples sound.

- 0.36RC2: Zsolt Vasvari fixed colors in Balloon Bomber. Added Invaders Samples sound.

- 25th June 1999: Malcor dumped Balloon Bomber by TAITO.

- 0.35b12: Mike Coates added Balloon Bomber (Taito 1980).

- 31st March 1999: Mike Coates added Balloon Bomber to the 8080bw driver.

LEVELS: 6 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* Laser


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Romset: 12 kb / 7 files / 6.68 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ballbomb" sourcefile="8080bw.c" sampleof="invaders">
              <description>Balloon Bomber</description>
              <rom name="tn01" size="2048" crc="551585b5" sha1="7c17b046bdfca6ab107b7e68ba9bde6ca590c3d4" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tn02" size="2048" crc="7e1f734f" sha1="a15656818cd730d9bc98d00ff1e7fe3f860bd624" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="tn03" size="2048" crc="d93e20bc" sha1="2bf72f813750cef8fad572a18fb8e9fd5bf38804" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="tn04" size="2048" crc="d0689a22" sha1="1f6b258431b7eb878853ff979e4d97a05fb6b797" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="tn05-1" size="2048" crc="5d5e94f1" sha1="b9f8ba38161ef4f0940c274e9d93fed4bb7db017" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="tn06" size="1024" crc="7ec554c4" sha1="b638605ba2043fdca4c5e18755fa5fa81ed3db07" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tn07" size="1024" crc="deb0ac82" sha1="839581c4e58cb7b0c2c14cf4f239220017cc26eb" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="mb7052.2c" size="256" status="nodump" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <sample name="1"/>
              <sample name="2"/>
              <sample name="3"/>
              <sample name="4"/>
              <sample name="5"/>
              <sample name="6"/>
              <sample name="7"/>
              <sample name="8"/>
              <sample name="9"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8080" clock="1996800"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="snsnd" name="SN76477"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="samples" name="Samples"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="260" height="224" refresh="59.541985" pixclock="4992000" htotal="320" hbend="0" hbstart="260" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="128"/>
              <configuration name="Cabinet" tag="CAB" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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