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Return of the Invaders

| 1985
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Units produced: Taito Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: retofinv

Display: raster 288x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver retofinv.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2560; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
82s191n with 2048kb
sha1:643a0107717b6a434432dda73a0102e6e8adbca7 crc:93c891e3
a37-01.72 with 8192kb
sha1:3a34b1515bb834ff9e2d86b0b43a752d9619307b crc:505dd20b
a37-02.71 with 8192kb
sha1:42fb904338e9f92a79d587eac401d456e7fb6e55 crc:72895e37
a37-03.70 with 8192kb
sha1:c105f6adbd4c09decaad68ed13163d8f9b55e646 crc:eae7459d
a37-04.62 with 8192kb
sha1:fdbec743b06f4cdcc134ef863e4e71337ad0b2c5 crc:d2899cc1
a37-05.17 with 8192kb
sha1:2f03e8572f23624d7cd1215a55109e97fd66e271 crc:9025abea
a37-06.13 with 256kb
sha1:7bbb92a42e7c3effb701fc7b2c24f2470f31b063 crc:e9643b8b
a37-07.4 with 256kb
sha1:8f438561b8d46ffff00747ed8baf0ebb6a081615 crc:e8f34e11
a37-08.3 with 256kb
sha1:e748ae0b8702b7d20fb65c254dceee23246b3d13 crc:50030af0
a37-09.37 with 2048kb
sha1:4967e95b4461c1bfb4e933d1804677799014f77b crc:79bd6ded
a37-10.8 with 8192kb
sha1:782fe0a8aea48c3c270318b7ba011fc6fce0db7a crc:6afdeec8
a37-11.9 with 8192kb
sha1:0d98d6e993b5a4845a23802751023b7a593dce29 crc:d3dc9da3
a37-12.10 with 8192kb
sha1:3809a0adf935a119f9ee0d4c24f1456c35d2a6fa crc:d10b2eed
a37-13.11 with 8192kb
sha1:08ce5b13d5ebc79cc803949f4ba9e630e6cd92b8 crc:00ca6b3d
a37-14.55 with 8192kb
sha1:2d91057501e5e9c4255e0d55fff0d99c2a5be7e8 crc:ef7f8651
a37-15.56 with 8192kb
sha1:c10d87796e8a6e6a2a37c6fb713821cc87299cc8 crc:03b40905
a37-16.61 with 8192kb
sha1:2d832f4038ae65bfdeedfab870f6f1176ec6b676 crc:4e3f501c
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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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Return of the Invaders (c) 1985 Taito Corp.

A full colour update of the legendary original; featuring challenge stages and circling aliens. Return of the Invaders, while playable enough in its own right, would be vastly improved upon by its sequel, "Super Space Invaders '91", released five years' later.

- TECHNICAL -

Board Number : M4300029A
Prom Stickers : A37

Main CPU : (3x) Z80, Motorola M68705
Sound Chips : (2x) Texas Instruments SN76496

Players : 2
Control : 2-Way Joystick
Buttons : 1
=> Shoot

- TRIVIA -

Return of the Invaders was released in September 1985.

The development name of the game was "Space Invaders Part 3". Return of The Invaders was developed by UPL for Taito. For a small softco like UPL, working on the Space Invaders franchise was a great opportunity to gain notoriety within the videogame industry. Unfortunately, Taito neglected to mention UPL in the finished game.

- UPDATES -

Bootlegs version has no M68705 @ 3.072 Mhz :-)

- SERIES -

1. Space Invaders (1978, ARC)
2. Space Invaders Part II (1979, ARC)
3. Return of the Invaders (1985, ARC)
4. Majestic Twelve - The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, ARC)
5. Space Invaders DX (1994, ARC)
6. Akkanvader (1995, ARC)
7. Space Invaders Virtual Collection (1995, Virtual Boy)
8. Space Invaders X (2000, PS)
9. Space Invaders Anniversary (2003, ARC)
10. Space Invaders DS (2005, DS)
11. Space Invaders - Galaxy Beat (2005, PSP)
12. Space Invaders Extreme (2008, DS/PSP)
13. Space Invaders Extreme 2 (2009, DS)

- STAFF -

Developed by: UPL

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [KO] (July 18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

* Handhelds :
Sony PSP [JP] (May 12, 2005) "Space Invaders Pocket [Model ULJM-05015]"
Sony PSP [EU] (October 6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP [AU] (November 9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP [US] (May 17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

* Computers :
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (November 10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2212&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 See the Dip Switch Menu to enable Invincibility.
00000000 9928 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 9929 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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