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Arch Rivals (rev 4.0)

| 1989

Release type:
Units produced: Bally Midway
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: archrivl

Display: raster 512x480 @ 30.00Hz (30.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mcr68.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 64; Savestate: supported

10j-rev1 with 131072kb
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11d-rev1 with 65536kb
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12d-rev1 with 65536kb
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2b-rev2 with 65536kb
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2c-rev2 with 65536kb
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3b-rev2 with 65536kb
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3c-rev2 with 65536kb
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7j-rev1 with 131072kb
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8j-rev1 with 131072kb
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9j-rev1 with 131072kb
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pal12h6.14e with 52kb
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u19.snd with 32768kb
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 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:
Arch Rivals (c) 1989 Bally Midway Mfg. Co.

Arch Rivals is a hilarious basketball game featuring customizing team names and colors. A full game consists of four quarters, with four minutes each. Each team has two players, and the objective of the game is to outscore the opponent until the final buzzer sounds.

If the game results in a tie after four quarters, a sudden death overtime period is added, in which case the next basket to go in will win the game for the team who scored it. The overtime period is one minute long. A player can call for his teammate to pass him the ball or to shoot it.

There are eight characters that the player can play as, each with a unique characteristic. They are :
* Blade : A crowd pleaser.
* Hammer : Rebound king.
* Lewis : Top shooter.
* Mohawk : Tough & mean.
* Moose : A real champ.
* Reggie : All-American.
* Tyrone : Defensive giant.
* Vinnie : A great player.


Bally Midway MCR 68k hardware

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7.7238 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), DAC, HC55516 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : stick
Buttons : 2


Arch Rivals was released in May 1989.

It was one of the first sports games to gain popularity among its players. The game billed itself as a 'Basket Brawl'.

Tyrone was one of the heroes of the cartoon titled the 'Power Team'.

An Arch Rivals unit appears in the 1991 movie 'Terminator 2 - Judgment Day', and in the 1990 sitcom 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose'; Season 1, Episode 19 (Citizen Kube).


REV 2.0
REV 4.0


Concept and design : Jeff Nauman, Brian Colin
Sounds : Dan Forden
Graphics : Brian Colin
Software : Jeff Nauman
Hardware and support : Glen Ship, Mark Loffredo, Al Lasko, Greg Tastad, Greg Freres, John, Brian, Elaine Ditton, Ben, Jim, Soumya, Laura, The Doctor!
The joystick was designed by : Ken Lantz


* Consoles :
Nintendo NES [EU] (1990) "Arch Rivals - A Basketbrawl! [Model NES-Q4-NOE]"
Nintendo NES [AU] (1990) "Arch Rivals - A Basketbrawl! [Model NES-Q4-AUS]"
Nintendo NES [US] (November 1990) "Arch Rivals - A Basketbrawl [Model NES-Q4-USA]"
Sega Game Gear [US] (1992) "Arch Rivals [Model T-81118]"
Sega Genesis [US] (1992) "Arch Rivals - The Arcade Game [Model T-81056]"
Sega Mega Drive [EU] (1992) "Arch Rivals - The Arcade Game [Model T-81056-50]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (October 11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model MWO-3201W]"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (October 11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model DOL-GAYE-USA]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (October 11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model SLUS-20997]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (October 29, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (October 29, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model SLES-52844]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [US] (November 6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 [US] (November 6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLUS-31083]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [EU] (November 15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 [EU] (November 15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLES-01768]"

* Handhelds :
Sony PSP [US] (December 13, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play [Model ULUS-10059]"
Sony PSP [EU] (February 24, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play [Model ULES-00180]"

* Computers :
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (February 17, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (March 17, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition" by Zoo Digital Publishing

* Others :
LCD handheld game [US] (1989) by Acclaim.
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (February 23, 2012) "Midway Arcade [Model 476467441]"


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=98&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 61E1C 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 61F2A 00000018 FFFFFFFF Infinite Shoot Time
00000000 61F33 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Period Time
00000001 61F33 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish Period Now!
00000001 601E3 00000001 FFFFFFFF Make this Period 1 Now!
00000001 601E3 00000002 FFFFFFFF Make this Period 2 Now!
00000001 601E3 00000003 FFFFFFFF Make this Period 3 Now!
00000001 601E3 00000004 FFFFFFFF Make this Period 4 Now!
00000001 601E3 00000008 FFFFFFFF Make this Sudden Death Now!
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
00000901 6020F 00000099 FFFFFFFF Select Score PL1
00000000 6020F 00000000 FFFFFFFF Score always = 0 PL1
00000000 6020F 00000010 FFFFFFFF Score always = 10 PL1
00000001 6020F 00000000 FFFFFFFF Score = 0 Now! PL1
00000001 6020F 00000010 FFFFFFFF Score = 10 Now! PL1
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
00000901 60213 00000099 FFFFFFFF Select Score PL2
00000000 60213 00000000 FFFFFFFF Score always = 0 PL2
00000000 60213 00000010 FFFFFFFF Score always = 10 PL2
00000001 60213 00000000 FFFFFFFF Score = 0 Now! PL2
00000001 60213 00000010 FFFFFFFF Score = 10 Now! PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file