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gunbird: MAME ROM Information.


Gunbird (c) 1994 Psikyo.

In this vertical shoot-'em-up, you have 5 selectable characters who fight the big army of pirates but this time to restore a magic mirror.


Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in September 1994.

Marion also appears as a selectable character in another Psikyo's game : "Gunbarich".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Gunbird 2, Gunbird - SGCD-0003) on 04/12/1998.

Note : There are 20 different endings!


* Extra Features : If you hold Test Button + PL1 Button 1 during boot, you get extra options in the test menu. A level skip, BG test usually etc...


1. Gunbird (1994)

2. Gunbird 2 (1998)


Staff : Hirofumi Nakamura, Artmic, Jun-Ichi Niwa, Shin Nakamura, Rick Johnson, Hyoue Ogama, Wataru Yamazaki, Hideyuki Oda, Ikuda Yosida, Youko Tsukagoshi, Hiromi Tanegasima, Toshinori Sugita, Seiki Sato, Shiori Saito, Yusa Tarou

Music Composed by : Masaki Izutani


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn [JP] (December 15, 1995; "Gunbird [Model T-14402G]")

Sony PlayStation [JP] (December 15, 1995; "Gunbird [Model SLPS-00157]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (February 19, 2004; "Gunbird 1&2 [Model SLPM-62469]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (March 18, 2005; "Gunbird 1&2 [Model SLPM-62469]")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.60 [Brian Troha]

0.57 [Brian Troha]

0.37b5 [Luca Elia]

< Japan >

Artwork available


- 8th October 2006: Mr. Do - Added Gunbird instruction cards from TheSheep.

- 0.79u2: Leon van Rooij fixed Gunbird attract mode (tilemaps can be opaque).

- 0.67: Changed parent and clone descriptions to 'Gunbird'.

- 0.62: Added new cpu1 roms and changed VSync to 59.299999Hz.

- 4th September 2002: Brian Troha submitted a new version of Gunbird (World) that fixes several bugs caused by the older, corrupt ROMs.

- 30th August 2002: Brian Troha fixed the dipswitches in Strikers 1945 and Gunbird, and Paul Priest improved them a little.

- 0.60: Brian Troha added Gunbird (World). Renamed (gunbird) to (gunbirdk). Added 'Country' dipswitch.

- 24th March 2002: Brian Troha re-submitted the addition of a world version of Gunbird to the Psikyo driver.

- 19th March 2002: Brian Troha corrected the Gunbird addition which is actually a world version.

- 18th March 2002: Pekka Salmia submitted an addition of the USA version of Gunbird to the Psikyo driver.

- 0.57: Added Gunbird (Korea). Renamed (gunbird) to (gunbirdj).

- 1st October 2001: Brian Troha added the Korean versions of Donpachi and Gunbird.

- 2nd July 2001: Bart Puype fixed Gunbird from crashing sometimes.

- 0.37b9: Added 'Flip Screen' dipswitch.

- 0.37b6: Changed 68EC020 CPU1 clock speed to 16MHz.

- 0.37b5: Luca Elia added Gun Bird (Japan) (Psikyo 1994).

- 30th June 2000: Luca Elia sent in a Psikyo driver, the strongest games being Sengoku Ace and Gunbird.

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

LEVELS: 7 (restarts once with a "level zero" at the beginning)

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Romset: 11648 kb / 11 files / 4.09 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gunbird" sourcefile="psikyo.c">
              <description>Gunbird (World)</description>
              <rom name="4.u46" size="262144" crc="b78ec99d" sha1="399b79931652d9df1632cd4d7ec3d214e473a5c3" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="5.u39" size="262144" crc="925f095d" sha1="301a536119a0320a756e9c6e51fb10e36b90ef16" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="3.u71" size="131072" crc="2168e4ba" sha1="ca7ad6acb5f806ce2528e7b52c19e8cceecb8543" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u14.bin" size="2097152" crc="7d7e8a00" sha1="9f35f5b54ae928e9bf2aa6ad4604f669857955ec" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u24.bin" size="2097152" crc="5e3ffc9d" sha1="c284eb9ef56c8e6261fe11f91a10c5c5a56c9803" region="gfx1" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="u15.bin" size="2097152" crc="a827bfb5" sha1="6e02436e12085016cf1982c9ae07b6c6dec82f1b" region="gfx1" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="u25.bin" size="1048576" crc="ef652e0c" sha1="6dd994a15ced31d1bbd1a3b0e9d8d86eca33e217" region="gfx1" offset="600000"/>
              <rom name="u33.bin" size="2097152" crc="54494e6b" sha1="f5d090d2d34d908b56b53a246def194929eba990" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u56.bin" size="1048576" crc="9e07104d" sha1="3bc54cb755bb3194197706965b532d62b48c4d12" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u64.bin" size="524288" crc="e187ed4f" sha1="05060723d89b1d05714447a14b5f5888ff3c2306" region="ymsnd.deltat" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="u3.bin" size="262144" crc="0905aeb2" sha1="8cca09f7dfe3f804e77515f7b1b1bdbeb7bb3d80" region="spritelut" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="3021.u69" size="1" status="nodump" region="pals" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="3020.u19" size="1" status="nodump" region="pals" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.300000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Region" tag="DSW" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="World" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="USA" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Korea" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hong Kong" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Taiwan" value="7"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="65536">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="65536" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="131072">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="131072"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="786432">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="524288"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="786432" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="262144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="3145728">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="2097152"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="1048576"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="3145728" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="4194304">
                     <dipvalue name="400K" value="4194304" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="600K" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="8388608">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8388608" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Credits/Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="16777216">
                     <dipvalue name="A+B/A&amp;B" value="16777216" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A&amp;B/A [Free Play]" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="234881024">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="167772160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="201326592"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="234881024" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="134217728"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="100663296"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="67108864"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="33554432"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1C 6C [Free Play]" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="1879048192">
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="1342177280"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="1610612736"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="1879048192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="1073741824"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="805306368"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="536870912"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="268435456"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1C 6C [Free Play]" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="2C Start, 1C Continue" tag="DSW" mask="2147483648">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2147483648" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On [Free Play]" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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