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Tank Battalion

| 1980
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Units produced: Namco
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: tankbatt

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver tankbatt.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 512; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
bct1-1.l3 with 256kb
sha1:f3b0deffa586808bc59e9a24ec1699c54ebe84cc crc:d17518bc
tb1-1.1a with 2048kb
sha1:11ea8fe8401b3cd986616a30a759c0ac1a5ce73b crc:278a0b8c
tb1-2.1b with 2048kb
sha1:8d3dbea877bed9f9c267d8002dc180f6eb1e5a8f crc:e0923370
tb1-3.1c with 2048kb
sha1:91583081803a5ef600fb90bee34be9edd87f157e crc:85005ea4
tb1-4.1d with 2048kb
sha1:aa24bf74f4d5dc81baf3843196c837e0b731077b crc:3dfb5bcf
tb1-5.2k with 2048kb
sha1:5cff659b531d0f1b6faa503f7c06045c3a209a84 crc:aabd4fb1
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:
Tank Battalion (c) 1980 Namco, Limited.

Tank Battalion is a multi-directional shooter arcade video game.

The player, controlling a tank, must destroy 20 enemy tanks in each level, which enter the playfield from the top of the screen. The enemy tanks attempt to destroy the player's base (represented on the map as an eagle), as well as the player's tank. A level is completed when the player destroys all 20 enemy tanks, but the game ends if the player's base is destroyed or the player loses all his lives.

- TECHNICAL -

Game ID : TB

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen Orientation : Vertical
Video Resolution : 256 x 224 Pixels
Screen Refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 512

Players : 2
Control : 4-Way Joystick
Buttons : 1
=> Fire

- TRIVIA -

Tank Battalion was released in October 1980.

Tank Battalion was licensed for manufacture in the United States by Game Plan, Inc.

A Tank Battalion unit appears in the 1982 movie 'Jekyll & Hyde... Together Again'.

- SERIES -

1. Tank Battalion (1980)
2. Vs. Battle City (1985)
3. Tank Force (1991)

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Emerson Arcadia 2001 [US] (1982) "Tanks A Lot" [Model 1007]

* Computers :
MSX [JP] (1984)
X68000 [JP] (1989) by Pineapple
X68000 [JP] (L. Sound)
Sord-M5 [JP]
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [JP] (November 28, 1997) "Namco History Vol.2"

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2830&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 00A4 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
20800000 781B 00000025 FFFFFFFF Invincibility - Player
20800000 782F 00000011 FFFFFFFF Invincibility - HQ

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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