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Bad Lands

| 1989

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Units produced: Atari Games
Controls/Input Device: Control(dial), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: badlands

Display: raster 336x240 @ 59.92Hz (59.92 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver badlands.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 256; Savestate: unsupported

136074-1006.27f with 65536kb
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136074-1007.24f with 65536kb
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136074-1008.20f with 65536kb
sha1:5ab1eb61d25594b2d7c40400cb57e7f47a717598 crc:a3da5774
136074-1009.17f with 65536kb
sha1:5b61de066dca12c44335aa68a13c821845657866 crc:0e2e807f
136074-1010.14r with 65536kb
sha1:944e3479dce6e420cf9a3f4c1438c5ca66e5cb97 crc:c15f629e
136074-1011.10r with 65536kb
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136074-1012.4n with 65536kb
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136074-1013.2n with 65536kb
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136074-1014.4s with 65536kb
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136074-1015.2s with 65536kb
sha1:833cdb968064151ca77bb3dbe416ff7127a12de4 crc:792296d8
136074-1016.4u with 65536kb
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136074-1017.2u with 65536kb
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136074-1018.9c with 65536kb
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136074-1019.14t with 65536kb
sha1:ee018dd37a27c7e7c16a57ea0d32aeb9cdf26bb4 crc:0e26bff6
gal16v8-1001.26c with 279kb
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gal16v8-1002.21r with 279kb
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gal16v8-1003.16s with 279kb
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gal16v8-1005.12e with 279kb
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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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* FB Alpha


* 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:
Bad Lands (c) 1989 Atari Games Corp.

It has been 50 years since the nuclear disaster. The sport of sprint racing is now a ruthless battle between armed cars. These races take place on tracks built in the ruins of the dangerous nuclear zone known only as the BADLANDS. It's all-out war on the track as players blast away at the drones (and each other) to finish first. Players shoot play-field targets for extra points and bonus missiles.

Bonus wrenches appear at regular intervals which can be collected and used to upgrade the player's vehicle. The available upgrades are : missiles, tires, turbo, increased speed, and shields. This was to be Atari's last game in the 'Sprint' series.


Game ID : 136074

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), MOS Technology 6502 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : dial
Buttons : 2


Bad Lands was released in January 1990 (even if title screen says 1989).

Only 10 dedicated units were produced in the USA and 554 in Ireland for European distribution. The selling price was $2295.

1600 conversion kits were produced in the USA and 229 in Ireland. The selling price was $1295. This was the first driving game 'kit' for the arcade.

Unlike its two most famous prequels, "Championship Sprint" and "Super Sprint", Bad Lands used a standard resolution monitor instead of the medium resolution monitor used in the past. This means the cars are somewhat larger and, because of this scale issue, the tracks feel smaller and more cramped than in other games in the series. As a result of this, only three cars compete, instead of the four vehicles that appeared in earlier games.

Bad Lands re-uses some of the sounds from "Championship Sprint" and "Super Sprint", particularly notable when bonus wrenches are collected.

Gary Hatt holds the official record for this game with 146080 points on June 26, 1986.


1. Sprint 2 (1976)
2. Sprint 8 (1977)
3. Sprint 4 (1977)
4. Sprint One (1978)
5. Super Sprint (1986)
6. Championship Sprint (1986)
7. Bad Lands (1989)


Team Leader : John Ray
Staff : Norm Avellar, Sam Comstock, Brad Fuller, Tim Hubberstey, Glenn McNamara, Kris Moser, John Paul, Kelly Turner, Wade Winblad


* Consoles :
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures 3 [Model SLES-53666]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (September 27, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures 3"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (September 27, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures 3 [Model SLUS-21094]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures 3"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures 3 [Model SLES-53666]"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (October 26, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures 3 [Model DOL-GE3E-USA]"

* Computers :
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1990)
Commodore C64 [US] [EU] (1990)
Atari ST [EU] (1990)
Commodore Amiga [EU] (1990)
Amstrad CPC [EU] (1990) : Separate versions by Ocean and Domark
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"


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=164&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FFFF1D 00000019 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FFF2B6 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Missiles PL1
00000000 FFF2BB 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Shields PL1
00000000 FFF2C5 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Wrenches PL1
00000000 FFF2B7 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum Tires PL1
00000000 FFF2B8 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum Speed PL1
00000000 FFF2B9 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum Turbo PL1
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FFF336 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Missiles PL2
00000000 FFF33B 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Shields PL2
00000000 FFF345 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Wrenches PL2
00000000 FFF337 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum Tires PL2
00000000 FFF338 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum Speed PL2
00000000 FFF339 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum Turbo PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file