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Blood Bros.

| 1990

Release type:
Units produced: Tad
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: bloodbro

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

Emulated in MAME via driver bloodbro.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2048; Savestate: unsupported

bb_01.bin with 131072kb
sha1:8fe22d8a1ef7d562a475a5b6c98303b0cb1af561 crc:2d7e0fdf
bb_02.bin with 131072kb
sha1:31968f693de2054a0c8ba50a8d44a371dd9c2848 crc:c0fdc3e4
bb_03.bin with 131072kb
sha1:93b86af1199f0fedeaf1fe64d27ffede4b819e42 crc:18d3c460
bb_04.bin with 131072kb
sha1:f4031bf303c67c82f2f78f7456f78382d8c1ac85 crc:fd951c2c
bb_05.bin with 65536kb
sha1:7333075c3323756d51917418b5234d785a9bee00 crc:04ba6d19
bb_06.bin with 65536kb
sha1:659d30b2e2fd9ffa34a47e98193c8f0a87ac1315 crc:7092e35b
bb_07.bin with 65536kb
sha1:6968441f64212c0935afeca68f07deaadf86d614 crc:411b94e8
bb_08.bin with 131072kb
sha1:08f2e9a0a23171201b71d381d091edcd3787c287 crc:deb1b975
bloodb.bk with 1048576kb
sha1:e7843c1e8a0f3a685f0b5d6e3a2eb3176c410847 crc:1aa87ee6
bloodb.obj with 1048576kb
sha1:de7306432b682f238b911507ad7aa2fa8acbee80 crc:d27c3952
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:
Blood Bros. (c) 1990 TAD.

In the far west, ruthless bandits terrorized the good people and is up to you to stop them and their vast weapon arsenal in order to bring peace to this troubled land. Features destructible background objects and lots of weapons! Despite the western concept, this game features almost identical mechanics to TAD's previous shooter "Cabal".


Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Even if titlescreen says 1990, Blood Bros. was released in January 1991 in Japan.

According to dead code buried in Sky Smasher, it appears that the working title for Blood Bros. was 'Cabal II In West'.

A bootleg of this game is known as "West Story".


* Here's A Way To Play Blood Bros. For As Long As You Want :
1) Get to the second screen (preferably without dying on the first screen).
2) Shoot the building on the right side of the screen and start shooting the trees in the background on the right. 20,000 points fly out from each bunch of trees. Continue.
3) That is basically it. A few problems occur and here is how to counter them :
3a) 5 men run across the back from the left and throw grenades : Just shoot the grenades before they get to you. Eventually they come out less often, and will stop altogether.
3b) The men on the right come out from the edge to shoot you : Same as above. They stop eventually.
3c) A plane flies over and drops bombs : Same as above. It stops after some time.
3d) After a certain amount of time a bird comes out to kill you : Let it. Only 2 birds ever come out (sometimes only 1) and then they also stop coming. This is why it pays not to die on the first screen.
4) Hold your finger on the button to keep shooting the trees (sticky-tape works well here) and prepare to get 'really' bored. Play the neighboring game so that you can keep an eye on it.

* Extra Live : On the 1-1 and 4-1 stages, the tin can be shot eight times to give you a free man. If you miss it, don't bother trying again - you only get one chance.


1. Cabal (1988)
2. Blood Bros. (1990)


Program : Dai. Kohama
Direction : Hiro. Kakiuchi
Graphic : Jun. Matsubara, Tetsu. Shiraishi, Jun. Fujisaku, Nao. Shishino
Sound : Yus. Aoki, Yuj. Tezuka


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=291&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 8002D 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00100001 85C21 00000102 FFFFFFFF 1 Enemy to Finish Current Scene Now! Also one hit for boss
62000001 00000 00000000 00000000 Select Starting Stage Set after you've inserted a credit then push the start button
00010001 85C24 000000FF FFFFFFFF Stage 1-1
00010001 85C24 00000000 FFFFFFFF Stage 1-2
00010001 85C24 00000001 FFFFFFFF Stage 1-3
00010001 85C24 00000002 FFFFFFFF Stage 1-4
00010001 85C24 00000003 FFFFFFFF Stage 2-1
00010001 85C24 00000004 FFFFFFFF Stage 2-2
00010001 85C24 00000005 FFFFFFFF Stage 2-3
00010001 85C24 00000006 FFFFFFFF Stage 2-4
00010001 85C24 00000007 FFFFFFFF Stage 3-1
00010001 85C24 00000008 FFFFFFFF Stage 3-2
00010001 85C24 00000009 FFFFFFFF Stage 3-3
00010001 85C24 0000000A FFFFFFFF Stage 3-4
00010001 85C24 0000000B FFFFFFFF Stage 4-1
00010001 85C24 0000000C FFFFFFFF Stage 4-2
00010001 85C24 0000000D FFFFFFFF Stage 4-3
00010001 85C24 0000000E FFFFFFFF Stage 4-4
00010001 85C24 0000000F FFFFFFFF Final Stage
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
00000000 8086C 00000008 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 8086D 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
00000000 80821 00000003 00000003 Invincibility PL1
00010000 80825 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1 (2/2)
62000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 80874 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Gun
00010000 80874 00000001 FFFFFFFF Semi-Auto Gun
00010000 80874 00000002 FFFFFFFF Full-Auto Gun
00000000 80017 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL1 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
00000000 80F2C 00000008 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 80F2D 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2
00000000 80EE1 00000003 00000003 Invincibility PL2
00010000 80EE5 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2 (2/2)
62000000 00000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 80F34 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal Gun
00010000 80F34 00000001 FFFFFFFF Semi-Auto Gun
00010000 80F34 00000002 FFFFFFFF Full-Auto Gun
00000000 80016 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL2 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file