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Sonic Wings Limited (c) 1996 Video System.


Main CPU : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick



Released in July 1996 in Japan.

Sonic Wings Limited is a remix of the three earlier Sonic Wings games.

This game is known in Taiwan as "Aero Fighters Special" and it's completely in English.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed it a Japanese characters followed by a '?'.

There are five random last bosses in the game, two for the "Fight in Orbit" stage, two more for the "Another Dimension" stage and one for the "Mars" stage. In the "Fight in Orbit" level, the most common one is Gurabura, a large UFO. The rarer one is Pandora, a skull inside a rocket. In the "Another Dimension" level, the most common one is Lar, a black sphere with an eye. And the rarer one is Do-ni Revision, a tiny tank. In the "Mars" level, the last boss will always be Osaru, the giant monkey.

There is a total of 59 endings in the game. Each of the 12 individual characters and 6 possible teams have three different endings depending on what last level you chose as your destination, for a total of fifty-four endings. There are also five bad endings if you let the last bosses escape.


* Select your next stage:

Finish Stage 4 with less or more than 500,000 points to go to "Aegean Sea" or "New York".

Finish Stage 5 with less or more than 550,000 points to go to "Red Square" or "Panama Canal".

Finish any Stage 6 with less than 600,000 points to go to "Fight in Orbit".

Finish Stage 6 "Red Square" with more than 600,000 points to go to "Another Dimension".

Finish Stage 6 "Panama Canal" with more than 600,000 points to go to "Mars".


1. Sonic Wings (1992)

2. Sonic Wings 2 (1994)

3. Sonic Wings 3 (1995)

4. Sonic Wings Limited (1996)

5. Sonic Wings Assault (1997, Nintendo 64)


Staff : H. Furukawa, M. Arano, Armored Cruiser, K. Yamamotoya, Hiroshi, Kazuo.A, Manbow Yokoyama, Oh! Kawara, Daapo, Kawauso, Sugibo, Basara, Hoso-Q, Oba, Paff


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn (1996, "Sonic Wings Special")

Sony PlayStation (1996, "Sonic Wings Special")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.127u1 [smf]

0.74u2 [?]

0.37b7 [?]


- When you insert a credit, texts and logos disappear from the title screen. Layne (ID 00795)


- 0.127u1: smf added Aero Fighters Special (TAIWAN) (Video System 1996).

- 26th August 2008: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Aero Fighters Special (TAIWAN).

- 0.84: Changed region user 2 ($280000-1680000) to user3.

- 0.82u3: smf fixed 'Sonic Wings Limited' lockup. Changed user2 roms to user3.

- 0.82u2: Tourniquet, Olivier Galibert, smf, R. Belmont, [red], Malice, Renegade, Twisty, Dox, BUT and many other MAME.net board users helped out to find the missing ZN protection key - Game now playable. Changed visible area to 480x640.

- 0.74u2: Added Sonic Wings Limited (JAPAN) (Video System 1996).

- 0.37b7: Added Sonic Wings Limited (JAPAN) (Testdriver).


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Romset: 27136 kb / 11 files / 7.58 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="sncwgltd" sourcefile="zn.c" cloneof="aerofgts" romof="aerofgts">
              <description>Sonic Wings Limited (Japan)</description>
              <manufacturer>Video System Co.</manufacturer>
              <rom name="coh-1002v.353" merge="coh-1002v.353" size="524288" crc="5ff165f3" sha1="8f59314c1093446b9bcb06d232244da6df78e206" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic5.bin" size="524288" crc="458f14aa" sha1="b4e50be60ffb9b7911561dd35b6a7e0df3432a3a" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic6.bin" size="524288" crc="8233dd1e" sha1="1422b4530d671e3b8b471ec16c20ef7c819ab762" region="user2" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="ic7.bin" merge="vs.ic7" size="524288" crc="df5ba2f7" sha1="19153084e7cff632380b67a2fff800644a2fbf7d" region="user2" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="ic8.bin" size="524288" crc="e8145f2b" sha1="3a1cb189426998856dfeda47267fde64be34c6ec" region="user2" offset="180000"/>
              <rom name="ic9.bin" size="524288" crc="605c9370" sha1="9734549cae3028c089f4c9f2336ee374b3f950f8" region="user2" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="ic11.bin" merge="ic11.bin" size="4194304" crc="a93f6fee" sha1="6f079643b50833f8fb497c49945ad23326cc9170" region="user3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="ic12.bin" merge="ic12.bin" size="4194304" crc="9f584ef7" sha1="12c04e198f17d1915f58e83aff45ca2e76773df8" region="user3" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="ic13.bin" merge="ic13.bin" size="4194304" crc="652e9c78" sha1="a929b2944de72606338acb822c1031463e2b1cc5" region="user3" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="ic14.bin" merge="ic14.bin" size="4194304" crc="c4ef1424" sha1="1734a6ee6d0be94d24afefcf2a125b74747f53d0" region="user3" offset="c00000"/>
              <rom name="ic15.bin" merge="ic15.bin" size="4194304" crc="2551d816" sha1="e1500d4bfa8cc55220c366a5852263ac2070da82" region="user3" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="ic16.bin" merge="ic16.bin" size="4194304" crc="21b401bc" sha1="89374b80453c474aa1dd3a219422f557f95a262c" region="user3" offset="1400000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8530CQ" clock="67737600"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="spu" name="SPU" clock="33868800"/>
              <display tag="gpu:screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="4" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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