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Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
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Ark Area VGMuseum Game Endings
Ark Area on CAESAR
Ark Area high score and replay at MARP
Ark Area on datObase
MAME folder name: arkarea

Display: raster 256x192 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver ninjakd2.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 768; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
arkarea.001 with 65536kb
sha1:14f68e93e7173069f790493eafe9e1adc1a074cc crc:09d11ab7
arkarea.002 with 65536kb
sha1:3ebef1a7280f52df6d5ee34e3d4e7567aac0c165 crc:051d3482
arkarea.003 with 65536kb
sha1:b6994fe1f50d5e9cf38d3efbd69a2c5f76f33c56 crc:6f45a308
arkarea.004 with 32768kb
sha1:2bccef8f396dcb5261af0140af04c95ee8ecae11 crc:69e36af2
arkarea.005 with 65536kb
sha1:4050756af5c00ab1a368780fe091460fd9e2cb05 crc:9886004d
arkarea.006 with 65536kb
sha1:f36a2a3ff487660f89470516617482331f008da0 crc:2c0567d6
arkarea.007 with 65536kb
sha1:4961e8a5df2510afb1ef3e937d0a5d52e91893a3 crc:d5684a27
arkarea.008 with 32768kb
sha1:ab7755523d58736b124deb59779dedee870fd7d2 crc:1ce1b5b9
arkarea.009 with 32768kb
sha1:64a2f51c218d84c4eaeb8c5a5a3f0f4cdf5d174c crc:db1c81d1
arkarea.010 with 32768kb
sha1:e64d3662bb074a528cd71061621c0dd3765928b6 crc:5a460dae
arkarea.011 with 32768kb
sha1:414f52d2b9584f08285b261d1dafcc9e6e5e0c74 crc:63f022c9
arkarea.012 with 32768kb
sha1:e11f840f8b1da0933a0a4342f5fa1a17f0d6d3e2 crc:3c4c65d5
arkarea.013 with 32768kb
sha1:6344b43db5459691728c3f843b643c84ea71dd8e crc:2d409d58
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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* JFF

* Raine


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Ark Area (c) 1987 UPL.

An overhead shoot'em up where you fight through 23 stages, battling 1 or 2 bosses at the end of each level

- TECHNICAL -

Game ID : UPL-87007

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Yamaha YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 192 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 768

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

- TRIVIA -

Released in December 1987.

This game was a Japan-only release.

- SERIES -

1. Nova 2001 (1983)
2. Ark Area (1987)

- STAFF -

Staff : Tsutomu Fuzisawa, Hiropi, Mingma, Nihei, Nozawa

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=105&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 C004 00000012 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 D209 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Invincibility PL1 Only enable Invincibility during gameplay!!
00010000 C00A 00000001 FFFFFFFF Enabled
00010000 C00A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Disabled
00000000 D208 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Weapon Time PL1
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 D200 0000001C FFFFFFFF Normal
00018000 D202 00000003 FFFFFFFF Normal (2/3)
00018000 D203 00000001 FFFFFFFF Normal (3/3)
00010000 D200 0000001F FFFFFFFF Tracer
00018000 D202 00000003 FFFFFFFF Tracer (2/3)
00018000 D203 00000001 FFFFFFFF Tracer (3/3)
00010000 D200 00000022 FFFFFFFF Flamer
00018000 D202 00000003 FFFFFFFF Flamer (2/3)
00018000 D203 00000001 FFFFFFFF Flamer (3/3)
00010000 D200 00000025 FFFFFFFF 3-Way
00018000 D202 00000003 FFFFFFFF 3-Way (2/3)
00018000 D203 00000003 FFFFFFFF 3-Way (3/3)
00010000 D200 0000002C FFFFFFFF 8-Way
00018000 D202 00000001 FFFFFFFF 8-Way (2/3)
00018000 D203 00000008 FFFFFFFF 8-Way (3/3)
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 D259 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Invincibility PL2 Only enable Invincibility during gameplay!!
00010000 C00B 00000001 FFFFFFFF Enabled
00010000 C00B 00000000 FFFFFFFF Disabled
00000000 D258 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Weapon Time PL2
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 D250 0000001C FFFFFFFF Normal
00018000 D252 00000003 FFFFFFFF Normal (2/3)
00018000 D253 00000001 FFFFFFFF Normal (3/3)
00010000 D250 0000001F FFFFFFFF Tracer
00018000 D252 00000003 FFFFFFFF Tracer (2/3)
00018000 D253 00000001 FFFFFFFF Tracer (3/3)
00010000 D250 00000022 FFFFFFFF Flamer
00018000 D252 00000003 FFFFFFFF Flamer (2/3)
00018000 D253 00000001 FFFFFFFF Flamer (3/3)
00010000 D250 00000025 FFFFFFFF 3-Way
00018000 D252 00000003 FFFFFFFF 3-Way (2/3)
00018000 D253 00000003 FFFFFFFF 3-Way (3/3)
00010000 D250 0000002C FFFFFFFF 8-Way
00018000 D252 00000001 FFFFFFFF 8-Way (2/3)
00018000 D253 00000008 FFFFFFFF 8-Way (3/3)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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