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Chinese Hero

| 1984

Release type:
Units produced: Taiyo
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: chinhero

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

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

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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:
Chinese Hero (c) 1984 Taiyo System Company, Limited.

Chinese Hero is a cute kung-fu action game with an overhead view. Lee and Loo must save the princess from 24 evil villains (only 12 in an 1-player game).


Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DAC, AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

Players: 2
Control: 4-way joystick
Buttons: 4


Chinese Hero was released in October 1984.

This is the first game in the Super Chinese (Ninja Boy in the United States) series of console video games. The series evolved into an RPG/beat 'em up hybrid.

Alberto Zanetti holds the official record for this game with 2,828,000 points on July 5, 1985.


1. Chinese Hero (1984)
2. Super Chinese (1986, Nintendo Famicom)
3. Super Chinese 2 (1989, Nintendo Famicom)
4. Super Chinese Land (1990, Nintendo Game Boy)
5. Super Chinese 3 (1991, Nintendo Famicom)
6. Super Chinese Land 2 (1991, Nintendo Game Boy)
7. Super Chinese World (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)
8. Super Chinese World 2 (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)
9. Super Chinese Fighter (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)
10. Super Chinese Land 3 (1995, Nintendo Game Boy)
11. Super Chinese World 3 (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)
12. Super Chinese Land 1-2-3 (1996, Nintendo Game Boy)
13. Super Chinese Fighter GB (1996, Nintendo Game Boy)
14. Super Chinese Fighter EX (1999, Nintendo Game Boy Color)
15. Super Chinese I+II Advance (2004, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
16. Twin Series Vol. 3 - Konchuu Monster/Super Chinese Labyrinth (2004, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=459&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 E002 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 E4B7 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bonus Time
20800000 2D47 000000C9 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (Water) Stops you drowning and fixes the issues with the Invincibility (Land) cheats
00000303 E1A0 00000062 FFFFFFFF Select next stage
00000001 E1B3 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish Stage Quickly Now! To finish a stage quickly on the one player game you merely have to die or for the two player game you have to kill all on-screen enemies.
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 E1E1 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 F402 00000001 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (Land) PL1 Ineffective against falling into the water. If you fall into the water, your character may freeze. (may need to turn this cheat OFF)
00000000 E1FC 00000063 FFFFFFFF Always have Full Power PL1
00000000 E014 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire - Punch PL1
00000000 E014 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire - Jump Kick PL1
00000000 E014 00000000 00000040 Rapid Fire - Rolling PL1
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 E221 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 F482 00000001 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (Land) PL2 Ineffective against falling into the water. If you fall into the water, your character may freeze. (may need to turn this cheat OFF)
00000000 E23C 00000063 FFFFFFFF Always have Full Power PL2
00000000 E017 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire - Punch PL2
00000000 E017 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire - Jump Kick PL2
00000000 E017 00000000 00000040 Rapid Fire - Rolling PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file