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pbobble4: MAME ROM Information.


Puzzle Bobble 4 (c) 1997 Taito.

Shoot colored bubbles towards clusters of other bubbles. When groups of similarly colored bubbles are formed, the bubbles burst.


Taito F3 System hardware

Prom Stickers : E49

Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ES5505 (@ 15.23805 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 232 pixels

Screen refresh : 58.97 Hz

Palette colors : 8192

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in December 1997.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.


The US version is slightly different, it has a "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen and a "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.


1. Puzzle Bobble (1994)

1. Puzzle Bobble [MVS] (1994)

2. Puzzle Bobble 2 (1995)

2. Puzzle Bobble 2 [MVS] (1999)

3. Puzzle Bobble 2X (1995)

4. Puzzle Bobble 3 (1996)

5. Puzzle Bobble 4 (1997)

6. Super Puzzle Bobble (1999)

7. Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble (2002)

8. Super Puzzle Bobble 2 (2002, Sony PlayStation 2)

9. Super Puzzle Bobble All-Stars (2003, Nintendo GameCube)

10. Puzzle Bobble Vs. (2003, Nokia N-Gage)

11. Ultra Bust-a-Move (2004, Microsoft XBOX)

12. Puzzle Bobble Pocket (2005, Sony PSP)

13. Puzzle Bobble DS (2005, Nintendo DS)

14. Space Puzzle Bobble (2008, Nintendo DS)

15. Puzzle Bobble Wii (2009, WiiWare - Nintendo Wii)


Director : Kazuhiro Oohara

Planners : Kazuhiro Oohara, Tsukasa Ohshima, Nobuaki Kuroki, Takayasu Masaki

Base game designer : Seiichi Nakakuki

Programmers : Hiroshi Maruyama, Emoyan, Okazu Taiyaki, Nak

Character designer : Miyabi Tashiro

Graphic designers : Miyabi Tashiro, Chino Maeda, Ken Ninomiya, Mari Fukusaki, Sakotan, Debi, Kao, Kimiaki Yomo, Seiryu Kitagishi

Sound producer : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata)

Sound director : Munehiro Nakanishi (Zuntata)

Sound composer : Rim. (Zuntata)

Voice actors & actress : Hisayoshi Ogura (Zuntata), Naoto Yagishita (Yag) (Zuntata), Nakayama Jyotohei (Zuntata), Mizuki.U (Zuntata), Kumi.K, Takako.A, Chinami Nishimura (B1Produce)

Design works : Mihoko Sudoh

Quartity warranty : Nobuhiro Koyama, Makoto Obonai, Satoshi Katsumata, Eiji Kawabata

Production control : Seiji Watanabe, Kazuyori Masumoto, Kazuhiko Azuma, Eiji Maruyama, Takeshi Nakatani


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1998)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000)

Sega Dreamcast (2000)

NUON [Unreleased] (2001, "Bust-A-Move 4")

Nintendo 64

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1999)


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b15 [Bryan McPhail]

0.37b11 [Bryan McPhail]

Artwork available


- pbobble4 and clones: Victory screen not shown at end of match. Tafoid (ID 02819)


- 0.133u1: Renamed (pbobbl4j) to (pbobble4j) and (pbobbl4u) to (pbobble4u).

- 0.106u12: MASH added plds ($0, 200, 400, 600 - pal16l8a-d77-09.bin, pal16l8a-d77-10.bin, palce16v8q-d77-11.bin and palce16v8q-d77-12.bin) to Puzzle Bobble 4 and clone.

- 0.105u1: Changed description of 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (World)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04O 1997/12/19)' and clones 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (Japan)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04J 1997/12/19)' and 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (US)' to 'Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04A 1997/12/19)'.

- 0.69: Fixed sound1 roms addresses.

- 13th March 2003: Paul Priest and MooglyGuy fixed the sound ROM loading in Puzzle Bobble 3, Puzzle Bobble 4 and Puchi Carat.

- 10th March 2003: Paul Priest fixed the sound ROM loading in Puzzle Bobble 4.

- 0.37b15: Bryan McPhail added Puzzle Bobble 4 (World) (Taito 1997) and clones (Japan) and (US).

- 0.37b11: Bryan McPhail added (Testdrivers) Puzzle Bobble 4 (World) and clones (Japan) and (US). Known issues: Playfields are 1 off in the x-axis.

LEVELS: 30 (puzzle mode)

Other Emulators:

* Raine

Recommended Games (Puzzle Bobble):

Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble / Bust-A-Move

Puzzle Bobble 2 / Bust-A-Move Again

Puzzle Bobble 2

Puzzle Bobble 3

Puzzle Bobble 4

Super Puzzle Bobble

Candy Puzzle

Cookie & Bibi

Cookie & Bibi 2

Cookie & Bibi 3

XESS - The New Revolution (Cookie & Bibi)

Mouse Shooter GoGo

Puzzle De Pon!

Bang Bang Ball

Freeze (Atari)

Ghostlop (prototype)

Magical Drop II

Magical Drop III

Magic Bubble

Money Puzzle Exchanger

Bubble 2000

Land Maker

Multi 5 (Bubble Gum)

Puzzle Uo Poko

Puzzle De Bowling

Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble

Romset: 13826 kb / 18 files / 6.27 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="pbobble4" sourcefile="taito_f3.c">
              <description>Puzzle Bobble 4 (Ver 2.04O 1997/12/19)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation</manufacturer>
              <rom name="e49-12.20" size="524288" crc="fffea203" sha1="6351209c78099f270c8d8c8aa4a2dd9ce126c4ed" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e49-11.19" size="524288" crc="bf69a087" sha1="2acbdb7faf5bdb1d9b5b9506c0b6f02fedcbd6a5" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e49-10.18" size="524288" crc="0307460b" sha1="7ad9c6e5d319d6727444ffd14a87c6885445cee0" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="e49-16.17" size="524288" crc="0a021624" sha1="21a948f9f4adce0aaf76292f419a7c289f265d30" region="maincpu" offset="3"/>
              <rom name="e49-02" size="1048576" crc="c7d2f40b" sha1="cc6813189d6b31d7db099e49443af395f137462c" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e49-01" size="1048576" crc="a3dd5f85" sha1="2b305fdc18806bb5d7c3de0ac6a6eb07f98b4d3d" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e49-08" size="1048576" crc="87408106" sha1="6577568ab4b92d6a81f43cf9ea2f0e30e17e2742" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="e49-07" size="1048576" crc="1e1e8e1c" sha1="9c3b994064c6af62b6a24cab85089a74fd92cf7f" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="e49-06" size="1048576" crc="ec85f7ce" sha1="9fead68c38fc9ca84d34d70343b13665978c362b" region="gfx2" offset="300000"/>
              <rom name="e49-13.32" size="262144" crc="83536f7f" sha1="2252cee00ae260954cc76d92af8eb2a87d23cbfb" region="audiocpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="e49-14.33" size="262144" crc="19815bdb" sha1="38ad682236c7df0710055dd8dbdec30d5da0839d" region="audiocpu" offset="100001"/>
              <rom name="e49-03" size="2097152" crc="f64303e0" sha1="4d5df77047522419d21ff36402076e9b7c5acff8" region="ensoniq.0" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="e49-04" size="2097152" crc="09be229c" sha1="a3a88969b34628d2bf3163bdf85d520feac9a7ac" region="ensoniq.0" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="e49-05" size="2097152" crc="5ce90ee2" sha1="afafc1f64ecf2dbd94a9f7871a26150ac2d22be5" region="ensoniq.0" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-09.bin" size="260" crc="b371532b" sha1="7f875f380e69d14326a036a09d2fda7554b73664" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8a-d77-10.bin" size="260" crc="42f59227" sha1="1f0db7489b49c00603ea51d130c9dfc237545390" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-11.bin" size="279" crc="eacc294e" sha1="90679d523d90c1f8d2ecbd7b6fac2861f94cf107" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-12.bin" size="279" crc="e9920cfe" sha1="58b73fe65f118d57fdce56d781593fc70c797f1b" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="palce16v8q-d77-15.bin" size="279" status="nodump" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ensoniq" name="ES5505" clock="15238050"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="232" refresh="58.970000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="4" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="dial" minimum="0" maximum="4095" sensitivity="25" keydelta="25"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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