Home News Forum                            

Play your favorite classic games and more with the GameEx front end. Read more.

daytona: MAME ROM Information.


Daytona USA (c) 1993 Sega.

An excellent checkpoint-style racing game.


Sega Model 2 hardware

Main CPU : i960KB (@ 25 Mhz), 68000 (@ 10 Mhz), MB86233 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3438 (@ 8 Mhz), (2x) MultiPCM (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 496 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 7


Even if titlescreen says 1993, Daytona USA was released in March 1994.

The first game to come out on Sega Model 2 hardware, worth mentioning above and beyond anything else due to the fact that it is the number one grossing game of all time.

Daytona also caused and still causes a problem in the arcade industry, Sega had come up with such a 'killer app' that no other game from them or any other company since has matched it in terms of profitability, leading to the phrase heard from most site operators, 'It's no Daytona'.

This game contains statues of Sonic the Hedgehog and Jeffrey from "Virtua Fighter".

Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Daytona USA / B-Univ - TYCY-5392) on September 7, 1994.


The US version has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.


* Time Attack Mode : At the Transmission Selection screen, hold the Start button and press the Accelerator. In Time Attack Mode, only the cars controlled by players are shown in action. If you score high enough to rank in this mode, the letters 'T.A.' (For Time Attack) are shown next to your record in the ranking table.

* Hidden Musics : If you play well enough to make the high score table. You can enter special initials at the Name Entry Screen to hear music of some of SEGA's classic games. Here is the list (Game name - Initials to enter) :

"Hang-On" - H.O

"After Burner" - A.B

"Virtua Fighter" - V.F

"Galaxy Force" - G.F

"F1 Exhaust Note" - EXN

"Turbo Out Run" - TOR

"Fantasy Zone" - F.Z

"Quartet" - QTT

"Space Harrier" - S.H

"Power Drift" - P.D

"Super Hang-On" - SHO

"Rad Mobile" - R.M

"Strike Fighter" - S.F

"Out Runners" - ORS

"Enduro Racer" - E.R

"Sword of Vermillion" - VMO

"Out Run" - O.R

"V.R. - Virtua Racing" - V.R

"Super Monaco GP" - SMG

"Stadium Cross" - S.C

"G-Loc - Air Battle" - GLC

"GP Rider" - GPR

"SDI - Strategic Defense Initiative" - SDI

"Thunder Blade" - T.B

* Special Ending : You must finish in third place or better in every course.

* Secret View : To get an overall view of the race condition during gameplay, hold the Start button and simultaneously press view change buttons 2+3+4.

* Extra Time : On the beginner track there is a slot machine on the top of the stone arch. To play the slot machine, press Start to stop the movement of the wheels. If you get a 777 you'll get 7 seconds of extra time. If you get three Bars you'll get 5 seconds of time.

* Fast Start : In the transmission selection screen hold the 'Start' button down, you will notice that it says 'Real Players Only'. Keep holding the 'Start' button down, until the transmission selection time runs out (You have to choose manual). From my knowledge this only works on the beginner track. Continue holding the start button down through the whole first lap. If you notice you reach 210 mph just before the Jackpot machine. This will give you at least 2 car lengths lead over other racers that don't do the cheat (if you do it right and don't bump any other cars). This will give you time to get away from the rest of the field and keep on truckin'.

* Intermediate Course Easter Egg : If you drive onto the elevated path just before the Pit Road, a billboard will appear stating that you just lost your sponsor.

* Expert Course Easter Eggs : If you stop on the last corner the seagulls will get closer to your car. If you drive the second lap in reverse the Statue will be standing on it's hands. If you stop completely near the statue you can make it spin by pressing the Start button repeatedly. When the game starts press the start button repeatedly to make the seagulls get larger.


1. Daytona USA (1993)

2. Daytona USA 2 - Battle On The Edge (1998)

3. Daytona USA 2 - Power Edition (1998)


Sound composer : Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

Planner : Yokinobu Arikawa, Makaoto Osaki

Programmers : Kouki Koiwa, Daichi Katagiri, Hideomi Miyauchi, Masahiko Kobayashi

Designers : Yasuo Kawagoshi, Yasuko Suzuki, Takafumi Kagaya, Hiroyuki Nakagomi

Chief Programmer : Takuji Masuda

Chief Designer : Toshihiro Nagoshi

Special thanks to : Yu Suzuki

Special thanks to all staffs of Sega R&D Dept. #4 and #2


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive [Unreleased Prototype]

Sega Saturn (1995)

Sega Saturn (1996, "Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition")

Sega Saturn (1998, "Daytona USA Championship Circuit Netlink Edition")

Sega Dreamcast (2001, "Daytona USA 2001")

Microsoft Xbox 360 (2011; released as downloadable content on Xbox Live)

Sony PlayStation 3 (2011; released as downloadable content on PlayStation Network)

* Computers :

PC (Microsoft Windows 95) [HCJ-0121] (Dec 1996)

PC (Microsoft Windows 95) [HCJ-0129] (Nov 1997, "Daytona USA Evolution")

PC (Microsoft Windows 95) (Nov 1997, "Daytona USA Deluxe")

* Others :

Tiger R-Zone (1995)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.87u1 [R. Belmont]


- This game defaults to a MASTER game in a TWIN cabinet setup. This needs to be changed to SINGLE game, UPLIGHT cabinet. When you get the flashing "Network Checking" message, use F2 to enter Service Mode, use the Left Shift to move to different options and Player 1 Start (1) to select that option. Highlight LINK ID and change this to SINGLE. Highlight CABINET and change this to UPLIGHT. Move to EXIT then select. Repeat at the main menu. The game will now be configured to start!


- The game is too slow even at 100% speed. Sentmoraap (ID 03534)

- daytona, dayton93: "SEGA 3D: Max triangle limit exceeded" error appears after a few laps. RansAckeR (ID 02054)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (dayton93) to (daytona93).

- 0.130u2: Fabio Priuli implemented Model2 inputs through direct AM_READ_PORT access rather than using read handlers. The patch also fixes Daytona USA brakes (which were previously labeled with the wrong tag).

- 0.127u1: Changed description to 'Daytona USA (Japan, Revision A)'.

- 0.126u1: Peabo and ElSemi added clone Daytona USA Deluxe '93. Note (Peabo): It is non-networkable, therefore only useable in standalone or 'deluxe' units. The rom doesn't even contain the 'await your entry' music. Also, I just noticed another difference in the 93 revision. When you select your transmission, instead of saying 'Mission Select' at the top, it says 'Choose One!'.

- 12th July 2008: Peabo - Successful dumped Daytona Deluxe '93.

- 11th July 2008: Peabo - I'm now dumping Daytona Deluxe 93. It will take a while since there are 12 chips to go through.

- 0.126: Changed description to 'Daytona USA (Japan) (Revision A)'.

- 0.119u1: Fixed user3 rom loading.

- 0.113u2: Guru and David Haywood added clone Daytona USA (With Saturn Adverts). Fixed cpu3 and user2 roms and rom loading.

- 0.101u5: R. Belmont fixed messed up sound in Daytona USA.

- 0.93: Added clock parameter to the 2x MultiPCM sound (8MHz).

- 0.87u2: R. Belmont patched Daytona busywait for the TGPs (not sure how it worked without this before) and properly mapped 'unplaced' ROMs for Daytona. Fixed rom loading and rom names. Added missing cpu4 rom ($0 - communication program).

- 0.87u1: R. Belmont added Daytona USA (Japan) (Sega 1993) and clones USA (Japan, To The MAXX) and (Japan, Turbo hack).

- 12th January 2003: Guru - Arrived and dumped Dynamite Cop (Sega 1996, Model 2A-CRX version) and Daytona to the MAXX (Upgrade kit for Daytona). Thanks to Malcolm McKay.

- 3rd September 2000: Guru - Dumped Daytona USA.

Other Emulators:

* Model 2

Recommended Games (F1-3D):


Pole Position

Pole Position II


Driving Force

WEC Le Mans 24

Continental Circus

Final Lap

Final Lap 2

Final Lap 3

Final Lap R

Winning Run

Winning Run Suzuka Grand Prix

Winning Run 91

Super Monaco GP

Super Monaco GP (Mega-Tech)

Driver's Eyes

F1 Exhaust Note

Grand Prix Star

F-1 Grand Prix Star II

Racing Beat

Ground Effects

Virtua Racing

Daytona USA

Daytona USA 2

Daytona USA 2 Power Edition

Ace Driver

Driver's Edge

F1 Super Battle

Racin' Force

INDY 500 Twin


Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Sega Touring Car Championship

Super GT 24h

LeMans 24

Ferrari F355 Challenge

Ferrari F355 Challenge (Twin)

Ferrari F355 Challenge 2 (Twin)

Maximum Speed

Romset: 47552 kb / 36 files / 13.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="daytona" sourcefile="model2.c">
              <description>Daytona USA (Japan, Revision A)</description>
              <rom name="epr-16722a.12" size="131072" crc="48b94318" sha1="a476a9a3531beef760c88c9634ed4a7d270e8ee7" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epr-16723a.13" size="131072" crc="8af8b32d" sha1="2039ec1f8da524176fcf85473c10a8b6e49e139a" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16528.10" size="2097152" crc="9ce591f6" sha1="e22fc8a70b533f7a6191f5952c581fb8f9627906" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16529.11" size="2097152" crc="f7095eaf" sha1="da3c922f950dd730ea348eae12aa1cb69cee9a58" region="user1" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16808.8" size="2097152" crc="44f1f5a0" sha1="343866a6e2187a8ebc17f6727080f9f2f9ac9200" region="user1" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16809.9" size="2097152" crc="37a2dd12" sha1="8192d8698d6bd52ee11cc28917aff5840c447627" region="user1" offset="400002"/>
              <rom name="epr-16724a.6" size="524288" crc="469f10fd" sha1="7fad3b8d03960e5e1f7a6cb36509238977e00fcc" region="user1" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="epr-16725a.7" size="524288" crc="ba0df8db" sha1="d0c5581c56500b5266cab8e8151db24fcbdea0d7" region="user1" offset="800002"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16537.ic28" size="2097152" crc="36b7c35a" sha1="b32fd1d3fc8983fb5f2a7b236b665a8c9b52769f" region="tgp" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16536.ic29" size="2097152" crc="6d6afed9" sha1="2018468d7d849854b3d0cfbcd217317e2fc93555" region="tgp" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16523.ic16" size="2097152" crc="2f484d42" sha1="0b83a3fc92b7d913a14cfb01d688c63555c17c41" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16518.ic20" size="2097152" crc="df683bf7" sha1="16afe5029591f3536b5b75d9cf50a34d0ea72c3d" region="user2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16524.ic17" size="2097152" crc="34658bd7" sha1="71b47626ffe5b26d1140afe1b830a9a2be86c88f" region="user2" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16519.ic21" size="2097152" crc="facd1c81" sha1="dac8c281a5e9a6c4b60197e6676f3727264ee420" region="user2" offset="400002"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16525.ic18" size="2097152" crc="fb517521" sha1="33f5f37ea2e09fc73eed5388b46fdf1fa9e285e6" region="user2" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16520.ic22" size="2097152" crc="d66bd9bd" sha1="660171674484375a27595630e5e2d2ad76a06d1a" region="user2" offset="800002"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16772.ic19" size="2097152" crc="770ed912" sha1="1789f35dd403f73f8be18495a0fe4ad1e6841417" region="user2" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16771.ic23" size="2097152" crc="a2205124" sha1="257a3675e4ef6adbf61285a5daa5954223c28cb2" region="user2" offset="c00002"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16522.25" size="2097152" crc="55d39a57" sha1="abf7b0fc0f111f90da42463d600db9fa32e95efe" region="user3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16521.24" size="2097152" crc="af1934fb" sha1="a6a21a23cd34d0de6d3e6a5c3c2687f905d0dc2a" region="user3" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16770.27" size="2097152" crc="f9fa7bfb" sha1="8aa933b74d4e05dc49987238705e50b00e5dae73" region="user3" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16769.26" size="2097152" crc="e57429e9" sha1="8c712ab09e61ef510741a55f29b3c4e497471372" region="user3" offset="800002"/>
              <rom name="epr-16726.bin" size="131072" crc="c179b8c7" sha1="86d3e65c77fb53b1d380b629348f4ab5b3d39228" region="cpu3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epr-16720.7" size="131072" crc="8e73cffd" sha1="9933ccc0757e8c86e0adb938d1c89210b26841ea" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epr-16721.8" size="131072" crc="1bb3b7b7" sha1="ee2fd1480e535fc37e9932e6fe4e31344559fc87" region="audiocpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16491.32" size="2097152" crc="89920903" sha1="06d1d55470ae99f8de0f8c88c694f34c4eb13668" region="sega1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16492.33" size="2097152" crc="459e701b" sha1="2054f69cecad677eb00c6a3051f5b5d90885e19b" region="sega1" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16493.4" size="2097152" crc="9990db15" sha1="ea9a8b45a07dccaae62be7cf095532ce7596a70c" region="sega2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr-16494.5" size="2097152" crc="600e1d6c" sha1="d4e246fc57a16ff562bbcbccf6a739b706f58696" region="sega2" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="opr-14742a.45" size="131072" crc="90c6b117" sha1="f46429fffcee17d056f56d5fe035a33f1fd6c27e" region="user5" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="opr-14743a.46" size="131072" crc="ae7f446b" sha1="5b9f1fc47caf21e061e930c0d72804e4ec8c7bca" region="user5" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="opr-14744.58" size="131072" crc="730ea9e0" sha1="651f1db4089a400d073b19ada299b4b08b08f372" region="user5" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="opr-14745.59" size="131072" crc="4c934d96" sha1="e3349ece0e47f684d61ad11bfea4a90602287350" region="user5" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="opr-14746.62" size="131072" crc="2a266cbd" sha1="34e047a93459406c22acf4c25089d1a4955f94ca" region="user5" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="opr-14747.63" size="131072" crc="a4ad5e19" sha1="7d7ec300eeb9a8de1590011e37108688c092f329" region="user5" offset="a0000"/>
              <rom name="epr-14869c.25" size="65536" crc="24b68e64" sha1="c19d044d4c2fe551474492aa51922587394dd371" region="user7" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="i960KB" clock="25000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="tgp" name="MB86233" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM3438" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sega1" name="Sega/Yamaha 315-5560" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sega2" name="Sega/Yamaha 315-5560" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="496" height="384" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="7" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="30" keydelta="10"/>
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="30" keydelta="10"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="preliminary" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

emumovies.com      Retro bytes Portal           Bookmark and Share

Developed by: Spesoft  Headsoft     Terms of use     Privacy    Advertise