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Blade Master (c) 1991 Irem.

A beat'em up where 2 selectable heroes, Roy and Arnold, try to save their land from hordes of monsters.


Irem M-92 system hardware

Main CPU : V33 (@ 9 Mhz)

Sound CPU : V30 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), GA20 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Attack, [B] Jump


This game is known in Japan as "Cross Blades!".


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b6 [Bryan McPhail]


- 0.118: Fixed rom names.

- 0.117u3: Stefan Lindberg added clone Cross Blades! (Japan).

- 12th May 2006: Guru - Blade Master (Irem) arrived from Japan. The game is not specifically needed, but I will dump and document it anyway.

- 0.56: Added dipswitches 'Difficulty', 'Bonus Life' and 'Unknown'.

- 0.53: Bryan McPhail and Nicola Salmoria decrypted the sound CPU in Gunforce, Blade Master, Lethal Thunder, Undercover Cops, Mystic Riders, Major Title 2, Hook, R-Type Leo, In the Hunt and Perfect Soldiers.

- 19th July 2001: Nicola Salmoria decrypted the sound CPU in Blade Master and Lethal Thunder.

- 0.37b8: Bryan McPhail added preliminary Irem GA20 sound emulation. Preliminary sound in Blade Master, Gunforce, Undercover Cops and Lethal Thunder. Added V30 (14318180 Hz) CPU2, YM2151 (3579545 Hz), GA20 (3579545 Hz) and fixed gfx1/2 rom loading.

- 0.36b11: Changed description to 'Blade Master (World)'.

- 0.36b10: Changed description to 'Blade Master input_ports_(World)'.

- 0.36b7: Changed description to 'Blade Master (World)'.

- 0.36b6: Bryan McPhail added Blade Master (Irem 1991). Sprite list register isn't updated in service mode.

- 24th September 1999: Oliver Bergmann sent in a NEC V20, V30, V33 cpu core, and Bryan McPhail submitted an Irem M92 driver with support for Blade Master, Gunforce, Lethal Thunder, Hook, Undercover Cops, R-type Leo, Major Title 2 and In The Hunt, but none of the games have sound because of an encrypted sound CPU.


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Romset: 4352 kb / 15 files / 1.78 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="bmaster" sourcefile="m92.c">
              <description>Blade Master (World)</description>
              <rom name="bm_d-h0-b.5m" size="262144" crc="49b257c7" sha1="cb4917ef6c5f959094f95b8535ea12e6b9b0bcc2" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="bm_d-l0-b.5f" size="262144" crc="a873523e" sha1="9aee134c299e12064842e16db296f4259eccdf5b" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bm_d-h1-b.5l" size="65536" crc="082b7158" sha1="ca2cfcb3ecd1f130d3fb893f08d53521e7d443d4" region="maincpu" offset="80001"/>
              <rom name="bm_d-l1-b.5j" size="65536" crc="6ff0c04e" sha1="7293a50445053101d22bc596d13e1a7ed67a65c6" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="bm_d-sh0.rom" size="65536" crc="9f7c075b" sha1="1dd3fb4dc41d3adea9ca8d1b4363dadebea49bda" region="soundcpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="bm_d-sl0.rom" size="65536" crc="1fa87c89" sha1="971eae7dd2591191ed7a948a444387896735e149" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bm_c0.rom" size="262144" crc="2cc966b8" sha1="4d55954813efe975b7e644448effc61b22896e0b" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bm_c1.rom" size="262144" crc="46df773e" sha1="6f075492c06768f7d2315906ec1349fe09def22f" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="bm_c2.rom" size="262144" crc="05b867bd" sha1="d44667f3f4908bacb6e10becc431b0f213c20407" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="bm_c3.rom" size="262144" crc="0a2227a4" sha1="30499e99f3731993607e04c77637f6bbe641c05c" region="gfx1" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="bm_000.rom" size="524288" crc="339fc9f3" sha1="36be0f3b5add2ecf3f602933f5456091daaeb1f6" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="bm_010.rom" size="524288" crc="6a14377d" sha1="699e5b1984810ee9e504f9ddaec604671c0cb0b7" region="gfx2" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="bm_020.rom" size="524288" crc="31532198" sha1="7a285e003a7c359f5b1afe4da3b44069f716f7b5" region="gfx2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="bm_030.rom" size="524288" crc="d1a041d3" sha1="84a8cf5911426ed785cb678395f52da0a9199546" region="gfx2" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="bm_da.rom" size="524288" crc="62ce5798" sha1="f7bf7706f71ce36d85c99e531d4789c4d7a095a0" region="irem" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="V33" clock="9000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="V35" clock="14318181"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2151" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="irem" name="Irem GA20" clock="3579545"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="512" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="4096">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="8192">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="16384">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16384" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="COINS_DSW3" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="Very Easy" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="300k only" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="32" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="256">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="256" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="512">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="512" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Slots" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Common" value="1024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Separate" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Mode" tag="DSW" mask="2048">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="2048" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="12288">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="12288" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="49152">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="49152" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="61440">
                     <dipvalue name="6 Coins/1 Credit" value="40960"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="45056"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="49152"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="53248"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="57344"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins to Start/1 to Continue" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="12288"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="61440" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="36864"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="32768"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="28672"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="24576"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="20480"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="2048"/>

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