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thundfox: MAME ROM Information.


Thunder Fox (c) 1990 Taito.

The world is being overrun by terrorists! Not to worry, since two super soldiers are on the case of wiping out this threat. Features nice graphics and sound, along with solid side-scrolling "Rolling Thunder" style action as well as some side scrolling shooter stages to mix things up.


Taito F2 Expanded hardware

Prom Stickers : C28

Main CPU : 68000

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : YM2610

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick



Released in August 1990.

As odd as it may sound, this is one of the very few game that lets you use melee attacks with some firearms without actually firing a single shot, this allows you to use these only when you really need extra firepower! It is so strange that this idea is not used more often! :)


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


* Timer Bonus: If you destroy the bosses quickly, you can get bonus points.


Game designer : Keppel Maekawa

Creators : Wolf Kato, Oki, Van Van, CZ-601, Takahiro Natani, Mizushima-ya.Mii, FZR-Mom

Character designers : Noritaka Kawamoto, Nishikawa, Morimoto, Kazama, Omae, Yamada, Kawagishi

Designer : Hiroyasu Nagai

Sound director : Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR.)

Music composer : Kazuko Umino (Karu.)

Sounds effects editor : (Pochi.)

Special Thanks : Tyrant-Mac


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1991)

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

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

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (2007, "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]")

* Computers :

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


Machine's picture.

Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.53 [?]

0.37b5 [David Graves, Nicola Salmoria]

Artwork available


- 0.130u4: Renamed (thndfoxj) to (thundfoxj) and (thndfoxu) to (thundfoxu).

- 27th December 2008: Mr. Do - Kiltron knocked a few bezels out this month including a bezel for Thunder Fox.

- 0.114u1: Added 6x plds ($0-a00).

- 0.97u5: Nicola Salmoria fixed row scroll in Thunder Fox.

- 0.53: Added Thunder Fox (World) and clone (US). Renamed (thundfox) to (thndfoxj).

- 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.

- 0.37b5: David Graves and Nicola Salmoria added Thunder Fox (Japan) (Taito 1990).


- In 199X, the world is overtaken by a storm of terrorism. The evil power of invasion extends over the land, sky and sea. However, there are brave men fighting against it for putting down the storm. Anti Terrorism Team: Thunder Fox


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Romset: 3650 kb / 17 files / 1.59 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="thundfox" sourcefile="taito_f2.c">
              <description>Thunder Fox (World)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation Japan</manufacturer>
              <rom name="c28-13-1.51" size="131072" crc="acb07013" sha1="5043d1859ae908c00f0c00c7b8e377362d908423" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c28-16-1.40" size="131072" crc="1e43d55b" sha1="e5a389926ee95f19fc9f5d5bde97436d6f52124a" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c28-08.50" size="131072" crc="38e038f1" sha1="4b8ed31e35927671ce313f4575e622ecab2c27cb" region="maincpu" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="c28-07.39" size="131072" crc="24419abb" sha1="7d3e70213ae04dd921fc1bce8abb385747c90a38" region="maincpu" offset="40001"/>
              <rom name="c28-02.61" size="524288" crc="6230a09d" sha1="780aff5d4511c5e08cbf78784b163d60358f9283" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c28-03.29" size="524288" crc="51bdc7af" sha1="e36a063932fa5bd6609930c3708fee1e6feb5389" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c28-04.28" size="524288" crc="ba7ed535" sha1="be7e010f6788d1b82cebc932c793a0a976647832" region="gfx2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="c28-01.63" size="524288" crc="44552b25" sha1="850c085e3dacd4867f6bcdfab641eb07934e620f" region="gfx3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c28-14.3" size="65536" crc="45ef3616" sha1="97bf1de7fd32a378839df1845f7522dae776d997" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c28-06.41" size="524288" crc="db6983db" sha1="b72541aa35c48624478060e7453f01956ff1ceb2" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="c28-05.42" size="524288" crc="d3b238fa" sha1="b4a0cdd7174e60527e7a47018d6117adc5518da1" region="ymsnd.deltat" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-b89-01.ic19" size="260" crc="4095b97a" sha1="ff63fe125e8e38c25cc7ef05c6cf8f7818fbdaa3" region="plds" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-b89-03.ic37" size="260" crc="634592e2" sha1="8d9251958e7f9bdcf2e360b15dce3552a8da0c28" region="plds" offset="200"/>
              <rom name="pal16v8b-b89-04.ic33" size="279" crc="fc136ae2" sha1="ac927a6ec6889b2eb24554fbf017c85e92afc866" region="plds" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c28-09.ic25" size="260" crc="383e7305" sha1="480956fb68da0913d6176d31919d33f34f55bee4" region="plds" offset="600"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c28-10.ic26" size="260" crc="47fccc07" sha1="205386e8e9bba0a86955246974cf25b5aaa9c715" region="plds" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="pal16l8b-c28-11.ic35" size="260" crc="33414fe8" sha1="7f497189fd48c6201d1048419eb67153c6cf730c" region="plds" offset="a00"/>
              <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="2" buttons="3" coins="2" 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="Timer" tag="DSWB" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="4" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <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="Upright Controls" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Single" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Dual" value="128" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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