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butasan: MAME ROM Information.


Butasan (c) 1987 Jaleco.

Control a pig and blow up other pigs. The simple gameplay is as tasty as a bacon sandwich! Vegetarians beware! :)


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 54.00 Hz

Palette colors : 768

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Releases in August 1987. Produced by Jaleco under license from NMK.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Mister Pig'.

Soundtrack releases :

Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- [Pony Canyon / Scitron D28B0003 - Aug 21, 1988]


Hardware : Yousuke Maki

Software : Tamio Makasato

Sound : Taeko Suzuki

Design & Planning : Maoko Magamime


* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1988, "Psycho Pigs UXB")

Amstrad CPC (1988, "Psycho Pigs UXB")

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988, "Psycho Pigs UXB")

Sharp X68000 (1993, "Psycho Pigs UXB")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.143u7 [Bensonrad]

0.37b11 [Yochizo]

< Japan >


- 0.146: Replaced overdumped maincpu rom ($0) from Butasan based on PCB pictures and observation [bonky0013, Tafoid].

- 0.143u7: Bensonrad added 'Butasan - Pig's & Bomber's (Japan, English)'. Changed 'Butasan (Japan)' to clone '(Japan, Japanese)'. Renamed (butasan) to (butasanj). Roberto Zandona fixed text ram banking, missing background tiles and wrong colours in Butasan. Also the top status area (where the score and time info is) is missing text and has wrong colors.

- 0.133u1: Kanikani fixed Coin1 and Coin2 were swapped in Butasan, and fixed DIP locations order.

- 0.123u2: Added 'Invulnerability' dipswitch.

- 0.37b11: Yochizo added Butasan (Japan) (NMK 1987 (Jaleco license)).

- 17th December 2000: Yochizo sent in an update to the Argus driver, adding Butasan.

- 3rd February 1999: J-ROM dumped Butasan (Japan).


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Romset: 961 kb / 18 files / zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="butasan" sourcefile="argus.c">
              <description>Butasan - Pig's &amp; Bomber's (Japan, English)</description>
              <manufacturer>NMK (Jaleco license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="4.t2" size="32768" crc="1ba1d8e4" sha1="ab141a1fbaab9f3ef6788b131833effb32c42930" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="3.s2" size="65536" crc="a6b3ccc2" sha1="fcc9db1cd68fd9477d86e63e6906d194d5ee477a" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="2.p2" size="65536" crc="96517fa9" sha1="03ee1f118f109c85b046098c457a90b40e163f3c" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="1.b2" size="65536" crc="c9d23e2d" sha1="cee289d5bf7626fc35808a09f9f1f4628fa16974" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="16.k16" size="65536" crc="e0ce51b6" sha1="458c7c422a7b6ce42f397a8868610f6386fd815c" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="15.k15" size="65536" crc="2105f6e1" sha1="54c13073f0dc8b5d3fb5578aa5958a5dd01396a6" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="14.k14" size="65536" crc="8ec891c1" sha1="e16f18a0eed300752af8f07fd3cef5cd825a2a05" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="13.k13" size="65536" crc="5023e74d" sha1="edf43e6c89f0e537cebf1c21a671dba4cd7d91ea" region="gfx1" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="12.k12" size="65536" crc="44f59905" sha1="bf364f7f907fee551e9228db7c27c106bcfecf6c" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="11.k11" size="65536" crc="b8929f1d" sha1="18a72f30284bed0c6723105f87eb10d64d3f461d" region="gfx1" offset="50000"/>
              <rom name="10.k10" size="65536" crc="fd4d3baf" sha1="fa8e3970a8aac83efcb669fe5d4683adade9aa4f" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="9.k9" size="65536" crc="7da4c0fd" sha1="fb2b148ccfee530313da886eddf7711ee83b4aeb" region="gfx1" offset="70000"/>
              <rom name="5.l7" size="65536" crc="b8e026b0" sha1="eb6ff9042b21b7190000c571ccba7d81f11ce9f1" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="6.n7" size="65536" crc="8bbacb81" sha1="015be76e44ed2389eff912d8f61a757667d7670b" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="7.a8" size="65536" crc="3a48d531" sha1="0ff6256bb7ea909d95b2bfb994ebc5432ea6d055" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="8.a7" size="32768" crc="85153252" sha1="20af223f9dc2e29e506e257c36e96d10dc150467" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="buta-01.prm" size="256" crc="45baedd0" sha1="afdafb67d55007e6fb99518657e27ce61d2cb7e6" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="buta-02.prm" size="256" crc="0dcb18fc" sha1="0b097b873c9484981f87a5e3d1af767f901ae05f" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym1" name="YM2203" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym2" name="YM2203" clock="1500000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="54.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="SYSTEM" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="DSW1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability (Cheat)" tag="DSW1" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW1" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW1" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium Difficult" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Difficult" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Very Difficult" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW2" mask="28">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="28" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="24"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="20"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW2" mask="224">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="224" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="128"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="768"/>

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