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Armed Formation

| 1988
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Units produced: Nichibutsu
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: armedf

Display: raster 320x240 @ 57.00Hz (57.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver armedf.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2048; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
af_01.rom with 65536kb
sha1:22e4281eaac6b9b04af324cc96b5f3e4d1cefe43 crc:458e9542
af_02.rom with 65536kb
sha1:0c32349afc31fbcd825695679540a024f1e1acb2 crc:214ef220
af_03.rom with 65536kb
sha1:f47be23c7564b106d636d49d5f1da47daecd31df crc:bbe1fe2d
af_04.rom with 65536kb
sha1:0c2cb54357c314e43cec6f959fe9d4a2c8bc8834 crc:44d3af4f
af_05.rom with 65536kb
sha1:f47424817373a6735da2b2049b53da5b38178cec crc:92076cab
af_06.rom with 65536kb
sha1:135a8d96d792cf9b55e39e21160ee419be76d28a crc:c5326603
af_07.rom with 65536kb
sha1:93e4d3707a48551af89cadd0e016ddb65285a005 crc:cc8517f5
af_08.rom with 65536kb
sha1:1a473b4958a02a33c0a02e7e72a70a9ee0c68c50 crc:d1d43600
af_09.rom with 32768kb
sha1:e590682092c25bbfb674afeccbfc0e613c51d188 crc:7025e92d
af_10.rom with 65536kb
sha1:33af84b48fbda26729975b02cfb70f23c0bce6a2 crc:c5eacb87
af_11.rom with 131072kb
sha1:d8573225e2d8b133b3bdd4fa5a12d445c71d5e0e crc:b46c473c
af_12.rom with 131072kb
sha1:34cb013827206bea71f5336b308ba92bee688506 crc:23cb6bfe
af_13.rom with 65536kb
sha1:5481e3ce404881a0470f8740f0de6e42283bedf2 crc:136a58a3
af_14.rom with 65536kb
sha1:758140ddb9e60fb3950fe58bf53c7aea769a1a94 crc:8c5dc5a7
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

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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:
Armed Formation (c) 1988 Nichibutsu.

A vertically scrolling shoot'em up.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 4 Mhz), (2x) DAC (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3

- TRIVIA -

Developed by Fillmore.

Released in August 1988.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Armed F, Crazy Climber 2 - PCCB-00020) on 21/02/1990.

- STAFF -

Director : Takanori Tanaka
Planner : Tomoaki Kabayashi
Main Programmer : Shinya Okuda
Programmers : Osamu Tomiyama, Satoshi Fujiwara
Main Designers : Hisaya Tsutsui, Shinji Kubota
Designer : Takanori Tanaka
Musician : Takeshi Yoshida
Hard Enginner : Isao Shiki

Special Thanks : Hiroshi Kitabata

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
NEC PC-Engine [JP] (March 23, 1990) [Model PV2004]

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=111&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 611A6 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
20900000 06FBE 00004E75 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
20910000 09A14 00006066 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2)
00000000 63C52 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite polymorphs Get the F first
00000000 63C47 000000F8 FFFFFFFF Infinite polymorph time
00000001 63C46 00000000 FFFFFFFF No more morph time
00010001 63C47 00000001 FFFFFFFF No more morph time (2/2)
00000000 63970 00000004 FFFFFFFF Maximum speed
00000000 63C4A 00000002 FFFFFFFF Maximum fire power
00200000 61001 00000000 00100010 Rapid Fire - Normal Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00200000 61001 00000000 00100010 Rapid Fire - Special Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00010000 61108 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire - Special (2/5) Fighter - 1P
00010000 61128 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire - Special (3/5) Fighter - 2P
00010000 61529 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire - Special (4/5) Right Option
00010000 61569 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire - Special (5/5) Left Option
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 [These extra weapon cheats ]
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 [require you to have any ]
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 [extra weapon first! ]
00000000 63C48 00000000 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon always Laser
00000000 63C48 00000002 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon always Bomb
00000000 63C48 00000004 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon always Cutter
00000000 63C48 00000006 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon always Homing
00000001 63C48 00000000 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon = Laser Now!
00000001 63C48 00000002 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon = Bomb Now!
00000001 63C48 00000004 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon = Cutter Now!
00000001 63C48 00000006 FFFFFFFF Extra weapon = Homing Now!
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
00000000 61106 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 61126 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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