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Frisky Tom (set 1)

| 1981

Release type:
Units produced: Nichibutsu
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: friskyt

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

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

ft.9b with 32kb
sha1:abfcab884e8a50f872f862a421b8e8c5e16ff62c crc:6b364e69
ft.9c with 32kb
sha1:9df3c7bbf6b700bfa51b8b82c45b60c10bdcd1a0 crc:0032167e
ft8_8.rom with 2048kb
sha1:c1f98316a4e90a2a6ef4953708b90c9546caaedd crc:10461a24
ftom.01 with 4096kb
sha1:b3226d5737490f18092227a663e89ad48f39d82c crc:bce5d486
ftom.02 with 4096kb
sha1:2792f3d918ffee3818eca98f52192a069ab60678 crc:63157d6e
ftom.03 with 4096kb
sha1:43dd6bfd93188004b977b97120df28c028e8582b crc:c8d9ef2c
ftom.04 with 4096kb
sha1:db514c54c1a089a900abf954035ae4d1093e778d crc:23a01aac
ftom.05 with 4096kb
sha1:d42fa3e935bfc5bfbab582343aaafc86ebcbfda2 crc:bfaf702a
ftom.06 with 4096kb
sha1:85d2811f15cba7d0424d5ca024c0c26ee0b2a32a crc:bce70b9c
ftom.07 with 4096kb
sha1:a7150457b454e15c06fa832d42dd1f0e165fcd6e crc:b2ef303a
ftom.09 with 4096kb
sha1:2d179a9ea99014065f578bbec4fbfbda5aead98b crc:60642f25
ftom.10 with 4096kb
sha1:0a573065b6b08745b91fb47ce477d76be7a01750 crc:07b9dcfc
ftom.11 with 4096kb
sha1:aab589c89cd14549b35f4dece5d3c231033c0c1a crc:1ec6ff65
ftom.12 with 4096kb
sha1:08e0c1fce11ee6c507c28b0d659c5b010f2f2b6f crc:3b8f40b5
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:
Frisky Tom (c) 1981 Nichibutsu [Nihon Bussan Company, Limited.].

You play the plumber Frisky Tom who is trying to get water from the top tank to a shower tank below. Mice interfere with your plans by stealing pipes blowing-up pipes and by biting Tom. If Tom fills enough water the shower tank, he advances to the next level. Depending upon how much water is in the tank, a woman in a bath tub will appear as an interlude between levels.


Upright model # FTA1001

CRT: 20 inch.
Width: 600 mm.
Depth: 690 mm.
Height: 1625 mm.
Power source: 100V~240V/110W

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz), NSC8105 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.536 Mhz), DAC

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick


Frisky Tom was released in October 1981. Nichibutsu never released the old version in the U.S. for unknown reasons, although one could guess one of them. Perhaps it was the naked woman in the bath tub in which as you advanced in the game, bubbles would be washed away revealing her breasts?? Probably didn't go over too well with the U.S. arcade owners in the early 80's.

When the game was released, the service manual that came with the original cabinet described the old version (set 2) of game play. That didn't help arcade owners much because it didn't match the system they received. The game wasn't very popular so there were few complaints.

The flyer reads 'Nichibutsu original custom C.P.U. was used for the first time in video games'.

Cast of Characters :
BOMB - When the bomb explodes, you lose a life.
MOLAR Mouse (Orange) - 50 points awarded if bumped by Tom.
PYRO Mouse (Pink) - Lights the bomb fuse.
MEAN Mouse (Blue) - If Tom runs into this mouse he will fall...so stay away!.
MEGATON Mouse (Violet) - Mouse who plants the bomb.
KLEPTO Mouse (Green) - Mouse who takes or carries away pieces of pipe.


Two Different Frisky Tom Games ?

The new version (set 1) differs from the old version (set 2) and has a tremendous impact on game play and strategy. In addition to the differences listed in the Cast of Characters, the following are also noted :
* Frisky Toms are tracked as 'lives' in the new version while in the old version they are water tanks.
* In the new version, the bottom tank starts with 4000 points and will gradually slip to 0 if no water gets to it. A life is lost at this point (Frisky Tom). In the old version, water must be filled to maximum to not lose a life (a tank). A song will be played when the bottom tank is filled completely.
* The bomb fuse can be put out by either dropping on it from the left or all the way to the end of the screen on the right (reappear on the left side) in the new version. In the old version you can only put out the fuse on the left side. You fall just short if you move off to the right side of the screen.
* MOLAR Mouse is worth 200 points in the new version.
* MOLAR mouse can be knocked down in any position on the pipes in the new version. MOLAR mouse can only be knocked off in the old version when he is transiting up and down on a pipe.
* In the new version MEAN Mouse is red.
* In the new version MEAN Mouse will kill Tom if he touches or falls on it. MEAN mouse doesn't fall in the old version.
* KLEPTO Mouse is not in the new version
* The new version has classes of difficulty 'A', 'B' & 'C'. In the old version there are no difficulty classes.
* In the new version the lady will appear between levels every time the bottom tank has more than 1900 points. Also she wears a bikini. In the old version the lady will appear every 3 levels or so and she is naked!
* Game config is backed up by 4.5v battery in old version.
* Old version uses larger board.


* Consoles :
Atari 5200 (1982, prototype was programmed but was never released)
Nintendo Super Famicom (1995) "Nichibutsu Arcade Classics [Model SHVC-AACJ-JPN]"
Nintendo Game Boy (1995) "Frisky Tom [Model DMG-AFTJ-JPN]"
Sony PlayStation (1995) "Nichibutsu Arcade Classics [Model SLPS-00184]"
Sony PlayStation (2002) "Arcade Hits - Frisky Tom [Major Wave Serie] [Model SLPM-87118]"

* Computers :
X68000 (1995)

* Others :
LCD Handheld Game (1982) by Bandai.
LCD Handheld Game (1982) Pipe Line. French release by Bandai.
VFD Handheld Game (1982) by Bandai.


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=877&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 7834 00000050 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
20800000 3200 000000C9 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
20810000 3425 000000C9 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2) 1st = Red Mouse, 2nd = Red Mouse in Falling
20800000 3282 000000C9 FFFFFFFF Mouse Never Bite a Pipe
20800000 3B38 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Flow of Water
00000000 7A6F 00000099 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Bonus
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 784B 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 7857 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
20900000 000A 00000011 FFFFFFFF Skip RAM/ROM Check It's better to use together with Pre-Enable

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file