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getstar: MAME ROM Information.


Guardian (c) 1986 KitKorp.

A side-scrolling beat 'em up where you fight your way through various planets, each with a different theme.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in March 1986.

Manufactured by KitKorp, under license from Taito America.

Game developed by Toaplan.

This game is known in Japan as "Get Star".

Will Czeswinski holds the official record for this game with 1,058,420 points.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36RC1 [?]

0.34b6 [Luca Elia]


- Clone getstarb: Whatever your score is, you are never asked to enter your initial for the Hi-score table. YMI (ID 00361)


- 0.138u3: Added M68705 (3MHz) CPU3 and fixed rom names.

- 0.126u1: Stephane Humbert added MCU simulation for 'getstar' and 'getstarj' heavily based on 'gtstarb1' bootleg. Cleaned/fixed dipswitches and added port locations. Added notes with the differences between the different sets (and especially detailed the numerous ingame bugs in 'gtstarb2'). Changed description to 'Guardian (US)' and clones '(bootleg set 1)' to '(bootleg set 2)' and '(bootleg set 2)' to '(bootleg set 1)'. Renamed (getstarb) to (gtstarb2) and (gtstarba) to (gtstarb1). Changed 'Unknown' dipswitches to 'Unused'.

- 0.123u1: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 3MHz.

- 0.104u9: David Haywood added clone Get Star (bootleg, set 2). A bootleg with own protection instead and corrupt GFX1 roms. Changed description of clone 'Get Star (bootleg)' to 'Get Star (bootleg, set 1)'.

- 0.97u4: Mamesick fixed input in clone Get Star (bootleg).

- 15th March 2005: Tirino73 dumped Get Star (bootleg, set 2).

- 22nd May 2004: Guru - Got the Get Star PCB that Randy bought on eBay. Unfortunately it's a bootleg. There's no 68705 on it, so it's useless.

- 17th September 2000: Bryan McPhail fixed sprite lag in Getstar.

- 0.36RC1: Added Guardian (Taito 1986) and clone Get Star (Japan). Renamed (getstar) to (getstarb). Fixed colors with new proms.

- 0.34b6: Luca Elia added Get Star (bootleg) (1986).

- 25th March 1998: CaBBe dumped Get Star (bootleg set 2).

LEVELS: 6 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha


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Romset: 345 kb / 17 files / 149.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="getstar" sourcefile="slapfght.c">
              <description>Guardian (US)</description>
              <manufacturer>Toaplan / Taito America Corporation (Kitkorp license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="a68_00-1" size="16384" crc="6a8bdc6c" sha1="c923bca539bd2eb9a34cb9c7a67a199e28bc081a" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a68_01-1" size="16384" crc="ebe8db3c" sha1="9046d6e63c33fc9cbd48b90dcbcc0badf1d3b9ba" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="a68_02-1" size="32768" crc="343e8415" sha1="00b98055277a0ddfb7d0bda6537df10a4049533e" region="maincpu" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="a68-03" size="8192" crc="18daa44c" sha1="1a3d22a186c591321d1b836ee30d89fba4771122" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a68_14" size="2048" status="nodump" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a68_05-1" size="8192" crc="06f60107" sha1="c5dcf0c7a5863ea960ee747d2d7ec7ac8bb7d3af" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a68_04-1" size="8192" crc="1fc8f277" sha1="59dc1a0fad23b1e98abca3d0b1685b9d2939b059" region="gfx1" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="a68_09" size="32768" crc="a293cc2e" sha1="a2c2598e92982d13b51cbb6efb4b963142233433" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a68_08" size="32768" crc="37662375" sha1="46ba8a3f0b553d476ecf431d0d20556896b4ca43" region="gfx2" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="a68_07" size="32768" crc="cf1a964c" sha1="e9223c8d4f3bdafed193a1ded63e377f16f45e17" region="gfx2" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="a68_06" size="32768" crc="05f9eb9a" sha1="a71640a63b259799086d361ef293aa26cec46a0c" region="gfx2" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="a68-13" size="32768" crc="643fb282" sha1="d904d3c27c2b56341929c5eed4ea97e948c53c34" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="a68-12" size="32768" crc="11f74e32" sha1="02d8b4cc679f45a02c4989f2b62cde91b7418235" region="gfx3" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="a68-11" size="32768" crc="f24158cf" sha1="db4c6b68a488b0798ea5f793ac8ced283a8ecab2" region="gfx3" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="a68-10" size="32768" crc="83161ed0" sha1="a6aa28f22f487dc3a2ec07935e6d42bcdd1eff81" region="gfx3" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="rom21" size="256" crc="d6360b4d" sha1="3e64548c82a3378fc091e104cdc2b0c7e592fc44" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="rom20" size="256" crc="4ca01887" sha1="2892c89d5e60f1d10593adffff55c1a9654e8209" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="rom19" size="256" crc="513224f0" sha1="15b34612206138f6fc5f7478925b1fff2ed56aa8" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="mcu" name="M68705" clock="3000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1500000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="280" height="240" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW1" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW1" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW1" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" 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="Lives" tag="DSW2" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW2" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW2" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="50k only" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="100k only" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="150k only" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="200k only" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" cocktail="preliminary" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="256"/>

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