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fireshrk: MAME ROM Information.


Fire Shark! (c) 1990 Toaplan.

A vertically scrolling shoot 'em up.


Game ID : TP-017

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in November 1989.

Licensed to Romstar for USA distribution.

This game is known in Japan as "Same! Same! Same!" and has some differences :

* You can only play one player at a time.

* When you get hit you start over a bit behind where you left off.


* Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dipswitches' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


1. Flying Shark (1987)

2. Fighting Hawk (1988)

3. Fire Shark! (1990)


Music created by : Masanory Yuge


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1990)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36RC1 [Quench]


* Add sound (Z180 with missing internal rom dump)


- 0.144u6: hap fixed inputs aren't read consistently in Fire Shark.

- 0.144: Changed VSync to 57.59 Hz.

- 0.141u4: Changed description of clones 'Same! Same! Same! (2 player alternating ver.)' to 'Same! Same! Same! (1P set)' and 'Same! Same! Same!' to 'Same! Same! Same! (2P set)'.

- 0.137u1: Quench added minimal Z180 (3.5 MHz) place holder for Fire Shark/SameSame.

- 0.136u4: Removed 2x 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (fireshd) to (fireshrkd), (fireshdh) to (fireshrkdh) and (samesam2) to (samesame2).

- 0.128u1: Guru added clones Fire Shark (Korea, set 1, easier) and (Korea, set 2, harder). Fixed rom names. Changed description of clones 'Same! Same! Same!' to 'Same! Same! Same! (2 player alternating ver.)' and 'Same! Same! Same! (2P Ver.)' to 'Same! Same! Same!'.

- 11th June 2008: Guru - Fire Shark 1990 (Doo Yong license) hard version and normal version (2 extra EPROMs) arrived a few days ago, thanks to gplee.

- 0.123u1: Added dipswitches 'Cabinet' and 'Allow Continue'.

- 0.113u4: Changed VSync to 60Hz.

- 0.113u2: Changed VSync to 57.613169 Hz.

- 0.61: Added clone Same! Same! Same! (2P Ver.). Changed VSync to 57.613171Hz.

- 0.36RC1: Added Fire Shark (Toaplan 1990) and clone Same! Same! Same!.

- 20th February 2000: Quench sent in a lot of fixes to the Toaplan driver, for example the startup hangs are fixed now, and he also added Fire Shark / Same! Same! Same! to the driver.

- 30th August 1998: FREE WING dumped Same! Same! Same! (2 player alternating ver.).

LEVELS: 10 (endless)

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* FB Alpha

* Raine

* Shark

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Romset: 1345 kb / 14 files / 503.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="fireshrk" sourcefile="toaplan1.c">
              <description>Fire Shark</description>
              <rom name="09.bin" size="32768" crc="f0c70e6f" sha1="037690448786d61aa116b24b638430c577ea78e2" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="10.bin" size="32768" crc="9d253d77" sha1="0414d1f475abb9ccfd7daa11c2f400a14f25db09" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="o17_11ii.7j" size="131072" crc="6beac378" sha1="041ba98a89a4bac32575858db8a061bdf7804594" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="o17_12ii.7l" size="131072" crc="6adb6eb5" sha1="9b6e63aa50d271c2bb0b4cf822fc6f3684f10230" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="hd647180.017" size="32768" status="nodump" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="o17_05.12j" size="131072" crc="565315f8" sha1="6b1c5ef52359483228b329c89c2e1174e3fbf017" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="o17_06.13j" size="131072" crc="95262d4c" sha1="16f3aabecb1c87ce7eadf4f0ff61b29a4c017614" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="o17_07.12l" size="131072" crc="4c4b735c" sha1="812c3bf46bd7764b2bb812bd2b9eb0331ed257ae" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="o17_08.13l" size="131072" crc="95c6586c" sha1="ff87901f79d80f73ad09664b0c0d892898570616" region="gfx1" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="o17_01.1d" size="131072" crc="ea12e491" sha1="02190722b7c5383471e0af9596be7039a5367240" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="o17_02.3d" size="131072" crc="32a13a9f" sha1="1446acdfd21cd41f3d97aaf30f498c0c5d890605" region="gfx2" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="o17_03.5d" size="131072" crc="68723dc9" sha1="4f1b7aa2469c955e03737b611a7d2524f1e4f61e" region="gfx2" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="o17_04.7d" size="131072" crc="fe0ecb13" sha1="634a49262b9c092c25f11b14c6757fe94ea9eddc" region="gfx2" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="prom14.25b" size="32" crc="bc88cced" sha1="5055362710c0f58823c05fb4c0e0eec638b91e3d" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="prom15.20c" size="32" crc="a1e17492" sha1="9ddec4c97f2d541f69f3c32c47aaa21fd9699ae2" region="proms" offset="20"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z180" clock="3500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM3812" clock="3500000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="240" refresh="57.584258" pixclock="7000000" htotal="473" hbend="0" hbstart="320" vtotal="257" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="192"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="50K, every 150K" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="70K, every 200K" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100K" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="None" value="12"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Invulnerability" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Territory" tag="TJUMP" mask="6">
                     <dipvalue name="Europe" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA (Romstar)" value="0"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="good" color="good" sound="preliminary" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="2048"/>

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