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ninjak: MAME ROM Information.


The Ninja Kids (c) 1991 Taito.

Four ninjas with different abilities attempt to save the town from the RESURRECTION OF THE SATAN! Not just any Satan, mind you, but THE Satan.


Taito F2 System hardware

Prom Stickers : C85

Main CPU : 68000

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : YM2610

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in April 1991.


The US version is slightly different, it has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

In the US version, all the references to 'Satan' were changed to the 'Evil One'.


Game director : Takeshi Ishizashi

Game designer : Keppel Maekawa

Programmers : Takeshi Ishizashi, Fzr.Mom

Hardware designers : Eikichi Takahashi, S. Watanabe

Character designers : Pokeel Yamada, Jsunji Matsumoto

Sound composers : FUMMY, Hiroshige Tonomura (TONO), Norihiro Furukawa (WIZ. MASTER), Underground Sound Guerrilla Team PINCH-PUNCH (PINCH PUNCH)

Designer : Rintard Doi


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 27, 2007; "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 1") (Japan only)

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b5 [David Graves, Nicola Salmoria]

0.37b4 [?]


- 0.100u4: Brian Troha added clone The Ninja Kids (US).

- 0.97u1: Bryan McPhail implemented column scroll in TC0100SCN chip (used in The Ninja Kids, Gun & Frontier, Growl and Galmedes...).

- 0.88u6: Bryan McPhail added support for extra effects in the Taito F2 driver. This fixes priority problems in Ninja Kids (ninjak058gre).

- 0.67: Changed parent and clone descriptions to 'The Ninja Kids'.

- 0.56: Fixed rom names.

- 8th June 2001: Uki fixed the palette animation and other graphical problems in Ninja Kid.

- 0.37b5: David Graves and Nicola Salmoria added Ninja Kids (Taito 1990) and clone (Japan).

- 19th July 2000: David Graves sent in a huge Taito F2 driver update with working drivers for Gun Frontier, Ah Eikou no Koshien, Thunder Fox, The Ninja Kids, Solitary Fighter, Dino Rex, Quiz Chikyu Bouei Gun, Quiz Torimonochou, Quiz HQ, Yuuyu no Quiz de GO!GO!, Mahjong Quest, Quiz Quest, Don Doko Don, PuLiRuLa, Dead Connection and Football Champ.

- 16th June 2000: Brad Oliver sent in yet another Taito F2 driver update, and now Ninja Kids works.

- 0.37b4: Added Ninja Kids (Testdriver).


- ... In the 7th month of 1999, a great king of terror flyed down from the sky... Now is the end of a century. Because of the "Satanists" who wished the resurrection of Satan realized, the town became an unlawful town. But there is a ray of hope. Four young men who have mysterious "Ninja" power: People call them as "Ninja Kids".


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Romset: 4160 kb / 10 files / 1.80 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="ninjak" sourcefile="taito_f2.c">
              <description>The Ninja Kids (World)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation Japan</manufacturer>
              <rom name="c85-10x.ic50" size="131072" crc="ba7e6e74" sha1="d6fc7529f1df348fedc6f32edd7691a6da35423d" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c85-13x.ic49" size="131072" crc="0ac2cba2" sha1="18e1b458995051c8d4a0077a41fa24dbaa318afc" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c85-07.ic48" size="131072" crc="3eccfd0a" sha1="54f20d852ab88a19e9ddee95b9c6057887a8d433" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c85-06.ic47" size="131072" crc="d126ded1" sha1="fc4b6504d0234e7e006a63e33fd061411f008c38" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="c85-03.ic65" size="524288" crc="4cc7b9df" sha1="aaf0e587b86a7bf9fbfd4e19127a7295da8a3676" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c85-01.ic19" size="1048576" crc="a711977c" sha1="b6b79ff6086a7b6e242fe26eec448f025ab431af" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c85-02.ic17" size="1048576" crc="a6ad0f3d" sha1="6d3a661807dd64f0b56ae6252a7e980fd678feef" region="gfx2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="c85-14.ic54" size="65536" crc="f2a52a51" sha1="951793c65a3436a7fb36f3058bc7a3b4265a90bb" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c85-04.ic31" size="524288" crc="5afb747e" sha1="e4f03582221f3a97f0e24693aa77264663eb1b47" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c85-05.ic33" size="524288" crc="3c1b0ed0" sha1="08920dc55d695debae3eea5a8ff1d17bb11afd45" region="ymsnd.deltat" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <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="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="2" coins="4" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet Type" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="2 players" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="TROG (4 players / 2 coin slots)" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="MTX2 (4 players / 2 cabinets combined)" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="TMNT (4 players / 4 coin slots)" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="64" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Game Type" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Player only" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Multiplayer" value="128" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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