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hotchase: MAME ROM Information.


Hot Chase (c) 1988 Konami.

An action-packed driving game in which the player must drive a stolen enemy 'Super-car' - which has a bomb strapped to the underside of its chassis - and get to the country's border before the timer runs down and the bomb explodes. Enemy troops, road-blocks, planes and helicopters must all be avoided.


Game ID : GX763

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6809 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (3x) K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 1

Control : paddle

Buttons : 3


Released in November 1988.

Hot Chase was not particularly successful for Konami, and this is due in part to the host hardware falling short of the ambitious design brief. There's so much happening on screen - particularly in the later levels - that the action can become very jerky and certain sprites often seem to have a mind of their own. It's no surprise that in an age dominated by arcade conversions, Hot Chase wasn't converted to a single home gaming system.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Thunder Cross : Konami Kukeiha Club - 276A-7703) on 21/05/1989.


Sound composer : Kingorou


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.36b4 [Luca Elia]


- Press F2 to enter service mode.


- At the start of the 1st level the car seems go through the barrier without breaking it (apart from the sound). DCisTHEbest (ID 01096)


- 0.144u1: Made default paletteram to be white on Hot Chase start-up, fixes ugly MAME default palette to be shown at POST [Angelo Salese].

- 0.142u3: Tentative experiment for Hot Chase gameplay speed. Still not perfect though (especially noticeable with sound). Removed deprecat.h dependancy and updated irqs accordingly for WECLeMan driver [Angelo Salese].

- 0.135u4: Fabio Priuli updated the WEC Le Mans driver to use Konami video devices instead of konamiic.h code.

- 0.129u6: Phil Bennett fixed access violation (debug). Mr. Do added built-in layouts for Hot Chase.

- 0.112u3: Brian Troha, Speedfreak and Machone fixed dipswitches in Hot Chase. Added dipswitches 'Speed Unit' and 'Demo Sounds'.

- 0.96u4: Aaron Giles rewrote vidhrdw\wecleman.c to make the code more readable.

- 0.84u5: Replaced Stick controller with Paddle.

- 0.78: Removed button 4.

- 0.72u1: Misc improvements, cleanups and fixes to the WECLeMans driver [Acho A. Tang].

- 27th July 2002: Angelo Salese fixed gameplay speeds in Hot Chase and Battle K-Road.

- 0.61: Changed M6809 CPU3 clock speed to 1789772Hz.

- 2nd May 2002: Hiromitsu Shioya fixed a few sound bugs in Hot Chase, and some bugs in the YM2612 and K007232 interfaces.

- 0.60: Acho A. Tang fixed wrong graphics in Hot Chase. Changed palettesize from 2048 to 4096 colors.

- 27th April 2002: Acho A. Tang submitted a major improvement to the WEC Le Mans 24 driver, fixing the colors and fixing a lot of graphics glitches in it and Hot Chase.

- 1st April 2000: Nicola Salmoria updated Hot Chase to use the 051316 functions.

- 0.36b16: Added user1 rom ($0 - function unknown).

- 0.36b7: Sound in Hot Chase [CAB]. Replaced YM-2151 sound with a M6809 CPU3 and 3x Konami 007232 sound. Changed clock speed of the 2x 68000 to 10MHz.

- 8th October 1999: Luca Elia fixed sound in Hot Chase.

- 0.36b4: Luca Elia added Hot Chase (Konami 1988). Known issues: No sound and zoom/rotation. One 32k ROM unused. Incomplete DSWs. No shadow sprites. Sprite ram is not cleared by the game and no sprite list end-marker is written. We cope with that with an hack in the Blitter but there must be a register to do the trick.

- 2nd September 1999: Luca Elia sent in drivers for Wec Le Mans 24 and Hot Chase, but Wec Le Mans is still a bit quirky.

ARCADE RELEASE: Hot Chase (Konami) - 1988/Nov/28


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Romset: 5376 kb / 21 files / 2.06 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="hotchase" sourcefile="wecleman.c">
              <description>Hot Chase</description>
              <rom name="763k05" size="65536" crc="f34fef0b" sha1="9edaf6da988348cb32d5686fe7a67fb92b1c9777" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763k04" size="65536" crc="60f73178" sha1="49c919d09fa464b205d7eccce337349e3a633a14" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="763k03" size="65536" crc="28e3a444" sha1="106b22a3cbe8301eac2e46674a267b96e72ac72f" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="763k02" size="65536" crc="9510f961" sha1="45b1920cab08a0dacd044c851d4e7f0cb5772b46" region="maincpu" offset="20001"/>
              <rom name="763k07" size="65536" crc="ae12fa90" sha1="7f76f09916fe152411b5af3c504ee7be07497ef4" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763k06" size="65536" crc="b77e0c07" sha1="98bf492ac889d31419df706029fdf3d51b85c936" region="sub" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="763f01" size="32768" crc="4fddd061" sha1="ff0aa18605612f6102107a6be1f93ae4c5edc84f" region="audiocpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="763e17" size="524288" crc="8db4e0aa" sha1="376cb3cae110998f2f9df7e6cdd35c06732fea69" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763e20" size="524288" crc="a22c6fce" sha1="174fb9c1706c092947bcce386831acd33a237046" region="gfx1" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="763e18" size="524288" crc="50920d01" sha1="313c7ecbd154b3f4c96f25c29a7734a9b3facea4" region="gfx1" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="763e21" size="524288" crc="77e0e93e" sha1="c8e415438a1f5ad79b10fd3ad5cb22de0d562e5d" region="gfx1" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="763e19" size="524288" crc="a2622e56" sha1="0a0ed9713882b987518e6f06a02dba417c1f4f32" region="gfx1" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="763e22" size="524288" crc="967c49d1" sha1="01979d216a9fd8085298445ac5f7870d1598db74" region="gfx1" offset="280000"/>
              <rom name="763e14" size="131072" crc="60392aa1" sha1="8499eb40a246587e24f6fd00af2eaa6d75ee6363" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763a13" size="65536" crc="8bed8e0d" sha1="ccff330abc23fe499e76c16cab5783c3daf155dd" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763e15" size="131072" crc="7110aa43" sha1="639dc002cc1580f0530bb5bb17f574e2258d5954" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763e11" size="262144" crc="9d99a5a7" sha1="96e37bbb259e0a91d124c26b6b1a9b70de2e19a4" region="konami1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763e10" size="262144" crc="ca409210" sha1="703d7619c4bd33d2ff5fad127d98c82906fede33" region="konami2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763e08" size="524288" crc="054a9a63" sha1="45d7926c9e7af47c041ba9b733e334bccd730a6d" region="konami3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="763e09" size="524288" crc="c39857db" sha1="64b135a9ccf9e1dd50789cdd5c6bc03da8decfd0" region="konami3" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="763a12" size="32768" crc="05f1e553" sha1="8aaeb7374bd93038c24e6470398936f22cabb0fe" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="M6809" clock="1789772"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami1" name="K007232" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami2" name="K007232" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami3" name="K007232" clock="3579545"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="1" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="50" keydelta="5"/>
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="0" maximum="128" sensitivity="30" keydelta="10"/>
              <dipswitch name="Speed Unit" tag="DSW2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="KM" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="M.P.H." value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown 2-1" tag="DSW2" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown 2-2" tag="DSW2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown 2-3&amp;4" tag="DSW2" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="0" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="8" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="c" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown 2-5" tag="DSW2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown 2-6" tag="DSW2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW2" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW1" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="7"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/3 Credits" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="15" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="11"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW1" mask="240">
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="112"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="160"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5 Coins/3 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/2 Credits" value="96"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/3 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="240" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/4 Credits" value="80"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/3 Credits" value="144"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="224"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/5 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="208"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/5 Credits" value="176"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/99 Credits" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="4096"/>

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