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Galivan - Cosmo Police (12/16/1985)

| 1985

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

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

Emulated in MAME via driver galivan.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 4480; Savestate: supported

gv1.1b with 32768kb
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gv10.19f with 32768kb
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gv11.14b with 16384kb
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gv12.15b with 32768kb
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gv13.1f with 32768kb
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gv14.4f with 32768kb
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gv2.3b with 16384kb
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gv3.4b with 16384kb
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gv4.13d with 16384kb
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gv5.17d with 16384kb
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gv6.19d with 16384kb
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gv7.14f with 32768kb
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gv8.15f with 32768kb
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gv9.17f with 32768kb
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mb7114e.10f with 256kb
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mb7114e.11f with 256kb
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mb7114e.2d with 256kb
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mb7114e.9f with 256kb
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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:
Galivan - Cosmo Police (c) 1985 Nichibutsu.

Galivan is a single player platform shoot-em-up in which the player takes on the roll of a 'Cosmo Police' officer who runs and jumps around a multi-directional scrolling cave system, destroying or avoiding waves of constantly attacking robots, aliens and alien ships.

The player starts the game as an unarmed human, whose only attacking options are kicking and punching, but picking up a POW item encases the human in a robotic suit and arms the player with a laser gun.

Collecting the blue POW items while in the suit awards the player with a powerful beam weapon for a limited time, while the red POW item gives the player a three-shot cannon. POW items are dotted throughout the levels and can also be gained by shooting the blue robot aliens.

The player's character has an energy bar that decreases whenever the player is hit. Should this fall below the halfway point, the robot suit will be lost and the player will once again be an unarmed human.

Collecting a POW item while in human form will restore the player's energy. If a POW is collected while wearing the suit, however, the player's energy will NOT be increased but their weapon will receive a power-up.

The game's platforms are littered with springboards that fire the player high into the air when stepped on. Some platforms - often containing POW items - can only be reached via a springboard.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM3526 (@ 4 Mhz), (2x) DAC

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


Galivan Cosmo Police was released in December 1985.

The game is inspired by the Japanese telefilm 'SPACE SHERIFF GAVAN'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (G.S.M. Nichibutsu 1 - D28B0004) on 21/09/1988.


* Build date : DEC 11 1986

* Build date : DEC 16 1986


1. Galivan - Cosmo Police (1985, Arcade)
2. Cosmo Police Galivan II - Arrow of Justice [Model SHVC-GI] (1993, Super Famicom)


Directed by : Shigeki Fujiwara
Software by : T. Tsuchie
Hardware by : Isao Shiki
Designer by : K. Nakagawa
Music & Sound by : Kenji Yoshida


* Consoles :
Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Nintendo Super Famicom (1993)

* Computers :
Amstrad CPC (1986)
Commodore C64 (1986)
ZX Spectrum (1986)

Note: For the home computer releases, this game was persistently incorrectly named 'Galvan' on the inlay spine, instructions and magazine reviews.


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 E286 00000080 FFFFFFFF Infinite Power
00000000 E3B2 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Weapon Time
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 See the Dip Switch Menu to enable Invincibility.
00000000 E3A6 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always be Human
00000000 E3A6 00000005 FFFFFFFF Always be Galivan
00000000 E3A7 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have Normal shot
00000000 E3A7 00000010 FFFFFFFF Always have Beam shot
00000000 E3A7 00000020 FFFFFFFF Always have 3-way shot
00000001 E3A6 00000000 FFFFFFFF Change to Human Now!
00000001 E3A6 00000005 FFFFFFFF Change to Galivan Now!
00000001 E3A7 00000000 FFFFFFFF Get Normal shot Now!
00000001 E3A7 00000010 FFFFFFFF Get Beam shot Now!
00000001 E3A7 00000020 FFFFFFFF Get 3-way shot Now!
00000000 E22F 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00010000 E22F 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire (2/4)
00010000 E231 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire (3/4)
00010000 E231 00000000 00000020 Rapid Fire (4/4)
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 E284 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 E285 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file