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Ashura Blaster (Japan)

| 1990
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Units produced: Taito Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: ashura

Display: raster 320x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver taito_b.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 4096; Savestate: supported

Roms:
c43-01 with 524288kb
sha1:252591b676366d4828acb20c77aa9960ad9b367e crc:db953f37
c43-02 with 524288kb
sha1:1de5d396d2a4d5948544082c471a15ca1b8e756c crc:105722ae
c43-03 with 524288kb
sha1:961ec0a9dc18044adae433337bfa89d951c5207c crc:426606ba
c43-04-1.30 with 131072kb
sha1:77ebe1e61b6303f328757de2c90fae6588026414 crc:e06a2414
c43-05-1.31 with 131072kb
sha1:6959f3bcbcd2d5b13c95dcfd7a536541dcab49f8 crc:a6f3bb37
c43-06-1.49 with 131072kb
sha1:e7ed01b0d664c4db6ea9acc54b57e674e10685aa crc:0f331802
c43-07-1.50 with 131072kb
sha1:59bc9468d7f43d3b1388c2915fafeba7e2cf13a5 crc:d5ceb20f
c43-16 with 65536kb
sha1:7cc60326455c7bb2ca543ddfd4002462cc079837 crc:cb26fce1
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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* 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:
Ashura Blaster (c) 1990 Taito Corp.

A vertically scrolling shoot'em up game.

- TECHNICAL -

Taito B System Hardware
Prom Stickers : C43

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [1] Fire, [2] Bomb

- TRIVIA -

Ashura Blaster was released in March 1990.

Developed by Visco (in the 2nd stage, you can see 'Visco').

The kanji characters on the titlescreen read 'Ashura'. Ashura is a demon related to fighting.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'REX'.

- UPDATES -

The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

In this game, there is no backfire from enemies, like in other similar shoot'em ups. So you do not have to worry to be hit, after you pass certain enemies.

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=120&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 600859 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 6019EB 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 6008BB 00000000 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00010000 6008C3 000000EE FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1 (2/2)
00000000 6019EF 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bomb PL1
00010000 60092B 00000000 FFFFFFFF Ashura Bomb
00010000 60092B 00000001 FFFFFFFF Fire Wave
00010000 60092B 00000002 FFFFFFFF Ashura Flash
00010000 60092B 00000003 FFFFFFFF S. Beam
00000000 60092F 00000007 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Shot Power PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 600927 00000000 FFFFFFFF Red
00010000 600927 00000001 FFFFFFFF Green
00010000 600927 00000002 FFFFFFFF Blue
00010000 600927 00000003 FFFFFFFF Yellow
00010000 600927 00000004 FFFFFFFF Special
00000000 60081D 000000FF FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire PL1 Turn it OFF at the bomb selection or name entry
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 6019ED 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 6008FB 00000000 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00010000 600903 000000EE FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2 (2/2)
00000000 6019F1 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Bomb PL2
00010000 60092D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Ashura Bomb
00010000 60092D 00000001 FFFFFFFF Fire Wave
00010000 60092D 00000002 FFFFFFFF Ashura Flash
00010000 60092D 00000003 FFFFFFFF S. Beam
00000000 600931 00000007 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Shot Power PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 600929 00000000 FFFFFFFF Red
00010000 600929 00000001 FFFFFFFF Green
00010000 600929 00000002 FFFFFFFF Blue
00010000 600929 00000003 FFFFFFFF Yellow
00010000 600929 00000004 FFFFFFFF Special
00000000 60081F 000000FF FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire PL2 Turn it OFF at the bomb selection or name entry

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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