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Escape Kids (Japan 2 Players)

| 1991

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Units produced: Konami
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: esckids

Display: raster 288x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

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

17c.bin with 131072kb
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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:
Escape Kids (c) 1991 Konami Industry Company, Limited.

An unusual take on the overhead racing genre, Escape Kids has up to 4 players taking on the role of an athletic runner and competing to be the first to cross the finish line in a number of 3-lap races. As well as running, each player has a limited number of 'Super Jumps'; these allow the player to leap over both rival runners and obstacles.

Money is awarded for finishing first, and players can upgrade their runner depending on the amount of money they have available. Runners can be given extra super jumps, an upgrade to stop the runner from skidding when going through a bend in the track, quicker recovery time from falls, or be made stronger (and thus less likely to be knocked over by a rival runner). Special items occasionally appear and can be picked up and used. These range from an item that causes a small earthquake (causing all of the rival runners to tumble along the ground, thus slowing them down) and a bomb, which renders any runner that runs into it unable to move for several seconds.

Each race has a total of five competitors (either human or computer controlled) and players must finish in first place or are disqualified. Any player who wins all three races in a round will be taken to a bonus screen. Here, the player's on-screen counterpart rides a bike and the player must collect as much money as possible.


Main CPU : KONAMI (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K053260 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

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


Escape Kids was released in January 1991.

Some of the sounds in Escape Kids were recycled for other Konami titles :
* The 'oh yeah' (when you insert a coin in Escape Kids) was used as part of the name entry music in "X-Men".
* When you do a super jump during game-play one of two familiar noises happen :
1) The sound that is used in "The Simpsons" whenever you hit someone.
2) The 'yippee' which was later used for "Sunset Riders"'s coin noise.

Soundtrack releases :
Konami Game Music Collection Vol.3 [King Records - KICA-7502 - May 5, 1991]


Character Graphics: Hiroshi Iuchi


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
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