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tigeroad: MAME ROM Information.


Tiger Road (c) 1987 Romstar, Inc.

'Ryu Ken Oh' raided villages and kidnapped small children to brainwash them and make them into soldiers. Master of 'Oh Rin' temple ordered his best student 'Lee Wong' to destroy 'Ryu Ken Oh' and save the children. To meet with 'Ryu Ken Oh', 'Lee Wong' must clear 4 stages and destroy big enemy at the end of each stage. 'Lee Wong' was given a magical jacket to jump and fly around, and weapons from the master to destroy 'Ryu Ken Oh'.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) YM2203 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 576

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (ATTACK, JUMP)


Licensed to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution (December 1987).

This game is known in Japan as "Tora-he no Michi".

Default highscore table (ranking) :


2ND 30000 PTS KYOKO.



Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Capcom Game Music Vol.3 - 28XA-204) on 25/04/1988.


* Tiger Road has a stage select, unlike the Japanese version.

* All the voices from the Japanese "Tora-he no Michi" have been removed in Tiger Road.


* To obtain a special weapon 'Tora Ki Koh', player must clear 'practice or asceticism' stage twice. Player can only use green power life gage earned in 'practice or asceticism' stage with this weapon as long as player does not get hit by enemies.


Director and martial arts guidance : Lee Wong

Planners and directors : Lee Wong, Shin Wong

Special effects : Chan Yuki, Tom Yang, Mah Shing

Art experts : Ryu Kyu, Ei Show, Take Pong

Art stagehands : Wody Ring, Chan Sada, Chan Lee, Moh Ring, Koh Emy, Koh Elliy, Ziggy Yoe

Stagehand : Ji Shing

Sound effects : Hero Yoe, Mie Maru

Music by : Harumi Fujita, Tamayo Kawamoto (7 non-specified tracks), Junko Tamiya (Training Bonus Stage)


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine (1990)

Sony Playstation 2 (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

* Computers :

Atari ST (1987)

Commodore C64 (1988)

Amstrad CPC (1988)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)

Commodore Amiga (1989)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.31 [Phil Stroffolino]


- Clone toramich: After beating the last boss in the first round, messages appears telling "the boss was false". Fujix (ID 00953)


- 0.133u1: Corrado Tomaselli verified/changed VSync to 60.08 Hz in Tiger Road. Renamed (tigerodb) to (tigeroadb).

- 16th October 2008: NibblerWorldChampion dumped Tiger Road (US bootleg), EPROMs are splitted differently, but it's the same game.

- 0.123u5: Changed 68000 CPU1 clock speed to 10MHz and Z80 CPU2 to 3579545 Hz.

- 0.123u4: Corrado Tomaselli changed/verified clocks in Tiger Road.

- 0.88u5: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added clone Tiger Road (US bootleg). The game has no sample player.

- 0.67: Changed description of clone to 'Tora-he no Michi (Japan)'.

- 0.36b15: Nicola Salmoria added clone Tora-he no Michi (Japan). Changed parent description to 'Tiger Road (US)'. Added prom ($0 - priority).

- 15th January 2000: Nicola Salmoria added another Tiger Road romset and sample support for the Japan set.

- 0.36b9: Changed clock speed of the 2x YM2203 to 3579545 Hz.

- 0.34b3: Dani Portillo added high score saving to Tiger Road.

- 0.33b5: Games which use the dynamic palette system and no longer need 16-bit modes: Section Z, Legendary Wings, Trojan, Speed Rumbler, Rygar, Silkworm, Gemini Wing and Tiger Road [Nicola Salmoria].

- 0.31: Phil Stroffolino added Tiger Road (Capcom 1987). Known issues: Sound not hooked up (YM2151 Z80). Sprites are out of sync while scrolling (I haven't tried tweaking the vblank parameter). Busy loop should be patched out.

- 1st April 1998: Dumped Tiger Road (US).

LEVELS: 5 (last boss must be defeated 3 times in a row!)

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* FB Alpha

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Romset: 1889 kb / 18 files / 916.3 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="tigeroad" sourcefile="tigeroad.c">
              <description>Tiger Road (US)</description>
              <manufacturer>Capcom (Romstar license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="tru02.bin" size="131072" crc="8d283a95" sha1="eb6c9225f79f62c22ae1e8980a557d896f598947" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tru04.bin" size="131072" crc="72e2ef20" sha1="57ab7df2050042690ccfb1f2d170840f926dcf46" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="tru05.bin" size="32768" crc="f9a7c9bf" sha1="4d37c71aa6523ac21c6e8b23f9957e75ec4304bf" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tr01.bin" size="32768" crc="74a9f08c" sha1="458958c8d9a2af5df88bb24c9c5bcbd37d6856bc" region="text" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tr-01a.bin" size="131072" crc="a8aa2e59" sha1="792f50d688a4ffb574e41257816bc304d41f0458" region="tiles" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tr-04a.bin" size="131072" crc="8863a63c" sha1="11bfce5b09c5b8a781c658f035d5658c3710d189" region="tiles" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="tr-02a.bin" size="131072" crc="1a2c5f89" sha1="2a2aa2f1e2a0cdd4bbdb25236e49c7cc573db9e9" region="tiles" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="tr05.bin" size="131072" crc="5bf453b3" sha1="5eef151974c6b818a17756549d24a702e1f3a859" region="tiles" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="tr-03a.bin" size="131072" crc="1e0537ea" sha1="bc65f7104d5f7728b68b3dcb45151c41fc30aa0d" region="tiles" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="tr-06a.bin" size="131072" crc="b636c23a" sha1="417e289745996bd00114df6ade591e702265d3a5" region="tiles" offset="a0000"/>
              <rom name="tr-07a.bin" size="131072" crc="5f907d4d" sha1="1820c5c6e0b078db9c64655c7983ea115ad81036" region="tiles" offset="c0000"/>
              <rom name="tr08.bin" size="131072" crc="adee35e2" sha1="6707cf43a697eb9465449a144ae4508afe2e6496" region="tiles" offset="e0000"/>
              <rom name="tr-09a.bin" size="131072" crc="3d98ad1e" sha1="f12cdf50e1708ddae092b9784d4319a7d5f092bc" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="tr-10a.bin" size="131072" crc="8f6f03d7" sha1="08a02cfb373040ea5ffbf5604f68df92a1338bb0" region="sprites" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="tr-11a.bin" size="131072" crc="cd9152e5" sha1="6df3c43c0c41289890296c2b2aeca915dfdae3b0" region="sprites" offset="40000"/>
              <rom name="tr-12a.bin" size="131072" crc="7d8a99d0" sha1="af8221cfd2ce9aa3bf296981fb7fddd1e9ef4599" region="sprites" offset="60000"/>
              <rom name="tr13.bin" size="32768" crc="a79be1eb" sha1="4191ccd48f7650930f9a4c2be0790239d7420bb1" region="gfx4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="trprom.bin" size="256" crc="ec80ae36" sha1="397ec8fc1b106c8b8d4bf6798aa429e8768a101a" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="10000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym1" name="YM2203" clock="3579545"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ym2" name="YM2203" clock="3579545"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.080000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="3">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSW" mask="7">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSW" mask="56">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="56" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="48"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="40"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="24"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="768">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="768" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="512"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="256"/>
                     <dipvalue name="7" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSW" mask="1024">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1024"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSW" mask="6144">
                     <dipvalue name="20000 70000 70000" value="6144" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20000 80000 80000" value="4096"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30000 80000 80000" value="2048"/>
                     <dipvalue name="30000 90000 90000" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="24576">
                     <dipvalue name="Very Easy" value="8192"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="16384"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="24576" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Difficult" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSW" mask="32768">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="32768" default="yes"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="576"/>

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