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kyros: MAME ROM Information.


Kyros (c) 1987 Alpha Denshi.

A vertically scrolling beat-em-up where you fight against monsters.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (3x) YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz), DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in May 1987.

Licensed to World Games for manufacture and distribution.

This game is known in Japan as "Kyros no Yakata" (released in 1986).


Programmers : Akira Kobayasi, Hiroyuki Ryu, Hideo Samoda

Sound : Satoshi Hagitani

Designers : Pop House, Keniti Sakanishi

Producer : Hatsue Honba

Ochya Kumi : Tomoharu

Lunch : Wakana


* Computers :

Amstrad CPC (1986, "Desolator")

Atari ST (1986, "Desolator")

Commodore C64 (1988, "Desolator")

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988, "Desolator")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b2 [Bryan McPhail]

0.36b1 [Bryan McPhail]


- kyros, kyrosj: [possible] Sound is partially missing. Ash (ID 02868)

- [possible] There seem to be two graphical problems on the last level of the game (stage 5). Darkk (ID 01148)

- [possible] During the ending sequence, the characters' sprites seem to cover the text (priority bug?). Darkk (ID 01149)


- 0.140u3: Corrado Tomaselli changed Kyros clocks to match bootleg PCB. Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 4MHz and the 3x YM2203 to 2MHz.

- 8th December 2010: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Kyros No Yakata (Japan) (bootleg 1987). Note: MCU 68705U3S not dumped. All other roms are from Japanese set.

- 0.138u4: Kyros now load (but don't yet use) the decapped MCUs (kyros_68705u3.bin and kyros_mcu.bin) [Dr. Decapitator].

- 0.138u3: hap fixed a white noise which lasts throughout the game once you throw a punch.

- 27th June 2010: Guru - The HD6805U1 MCU for Kyros has now been successfully processed (decap, de-protect & read).

- 25th June 2010: Guru - The 68705U3 MCU for Kyros has now been successfully processed (decap, de-protect & read).

- 30th July 2008: Guru - Kyros chips arrived to be decapped, thanks to Dox.

- 0.122u8: Changed palettesize to 257 colors.

- 0.84: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added cocktail support to Kyros.

- 0.69a: David Haywood added clone Kyros No Yakata (Japan).

- 25th May 2003: Guru - Received Kyros No Yakata (Alpha Denshi 1986). Thanks to MAMEworld donations.

- 0.61: Removed 3rd button.

- 0.59: Acho A. Tang fixed Super Stingray and Kyros, and most problems in Gold Medalist. Fixed color, added sound and coin handler, corrected DIP settings. Replaced the 2x AY-8910 sound with 2x YM2203 (3MHz) and DAC. Fixed cpu2 rom address ($4000) and changed cpu2 rom ($18000) to user1 ($0). Added dipswitches 'Demo Sounds', 'Coinage', 'Difficulty' and 'Cabinet'.

- 18th March 2002: Acho A. Tang submitted a massive update for the Alpha68k driver, fixing a few graphics problems in Sky Adventure and Time Soldiers, and making Paddle Mania, Super Stingray and Kyros playable.

- 0.37b2: Bryan McPhail added Kyros (World Games Inc 1987).

- 30th April 2000: Nicola Salmoria improved the Kyros and Super Stingray colors a bit.

- 26th April 2000: Bryan McPhail sent in a big Alpha68k driver update, with support for Kyros, Super Champion Baseball, Super Stingray, the original version of Gang Wars and two new sets of Time Soldiers.

- 18th April 2000: Phil Stroffolino fixed some tilemap bugs and he fixed Kyros' graphics decoding.

- 0.36b1: Bryan McPhail added Kyros (Testdriver).


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Romset: 576 kb / 26 files / 281.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="kyros" sourcefile="alpha68k.c">
              <manufacturer>Alpha Denshi Co. (World Games Inc. license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="2.10c" size="32768" crc="4bd030b1" sha1="e503dae8e12995ab0a551022a848a62315908e8b" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="1.13c" size="32768" crc="75cfbc5e" sha1="2a70c56fd7192279157df8294743038a7ed7e68d" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="4.10b" size="32768" crc="be2626c2" sha1="c3b01ec4b65172560a993b37421df6a61b780e43" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="3.13b" size="32768" crc="fb25e71a" sha1="fab8fcbd2c5a8600d6e8577de4875e409cad723b" region="maincpu" offset="8001"/>
              <rom name="2s.1f" size="16384" crc="800ceb27" sha1="4daa1b8adcad7a90cfd5d20704a7c431673c4995" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="1s.1d" size="32768" crc="87d3e719" sha1="4b8b1b600c7c1de3a77030001e7e6f0ff118f294" region="audiocpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="kyros_68705u3.bin" size="4096" crc="c20880b7" sha1="b041c36cbc4f348d74e0548df5cb14727f2d353b" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="kyros_mcu.bin" size="2048" crc="3a902a19" sha1="af1be8894c899b27b1106663ffaf2ab43fa1cdaa" region="mcu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="8.9pr" size="32768" crc="c5290944" sha1="ec97482dc59220002780ae4d02be4cd172cf65ac" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="11.11m" size="32768" crc="fbd44f1e" sha1="d095544ea76674a7ad17c1b8c88614e65890281c" region="gfx1" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="12.11n" size="32768" crc="10fed501" sha1="71c0b4b94f86046745105307938f6e2c5661e2a1" region="gfx1" offset="10000"/>
              <rom name="9.9s" size="32768" crc="dd40ca33" sha1="91a1d8b6b69fb0d27ed315cd2591f352360bc8e7" region="gfx1" offset="18000"/>
              <rom name="13.11p" size="32768" crc="e6a02030" sha1="0de58f8cc69dc76d4b0a45fba04972634a4021a6" region="gfx1" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="14.11r" size="32768" crc="722ad23a" sha1="0e1be976c5a406e33236def5a0dce73911ebac28" region="gfx1" offset="28000"/>
              <rom name="15.3t" size="32768" crc="045fdda4" sha1="ac25368e446e6dcfb3ed244e7d6d699f917c202d" region="gfx1" offset="30000"/>
              <rom name="17.7t" size="32768" crc="7618ec00" sha1="7346ba41fd2b04e404225726ede2e42e62ca7901" region="gfx1" offset="38000"/>
              <rom name="18.9t" size="32768" crc="0ee74171" sha1="1fda8a1066eb7dafeaeffebfe718b408b34f1767" region="gfx1" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="16.5t" size="32768" crc="2cf14824" sha1="07f6b232c4ca6c42b3f75443b0328653f5a3f71d" region="gfx1" offset="48000"/>
              <rom name="19.11t" size="32768" crc="4f336306" sha1="83e0c021d2732d3199c70ac433a31863075a5a72" region="gfx1" offset="50000"/>
              <rom name="20.13t" size="32768" crc="a165d06b" sha1="ef7f38a71c2f3fc836b28f0eac1c14a3877f0802" region="gfx1" offset="58000"/>
              <rom name="mb7114l.5r" size="256" crc="3628bf36" sha1="33b7b873a6e5da59f535d754f8c8257c0f4d0a31" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mb7114l.4r" size="256" crc="850704e4" sha1="8a9da9efc7bc6a037d4cd27152b853a7839ccd67" region="proms" offset="100"/>
              <rom name="mb7114l.6r" size="256" crc="a54f60d7" sha1="af039dee847913cb79f85d7abf4846322bba2e5b" region="proms" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="mb7114l.5p" size="256" crc="1cc53765" sha1="2b665f3e24ddb3ab591273f027ff7740f1c97e27" region="proms" offset="300"/>
              <rom name="mb7114l.6p" size="256" crc="b0d6971f" sha1="4aa2e9a89f9ea7487433e54ef4aa95a632477c4f" region="proms" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="0.1t" size="8192" crc="5d0acb4c" sha1="52fcdcb2bf6d6ada04aa447b5526c39848bf587f" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="6000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym1" name="YM2203" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym2" name="YM2203" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym3" name="YM2203" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="dac" name="DAC"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="90" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="IN1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN1" mask="14">
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/1C B 1C/1C" value="14" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/2C B 2C/1C" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/3C B 3C/1C" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/4C B 4C/1C" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/5C B 5C/1C" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1C/6C B 6C/1C" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2C/3C B 7C/1C" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 3C/2C B 8C/1C" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN1" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="48"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="IN1" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="64"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="257"/>

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