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Jigoku Meguri (Japan)

| 1988

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

Display: raster 320x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver asuka.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 4096; Savestate: supported

b41-01.15 with 524288kb
sha1:6ffe1b8531381eb6dd3f1fec18c91294a6aca9f6 crc:5d072fa4
b41-02.7 with 524288kb
sha1:9e9f0c2755a9aa5acfe2601911bfa07d8d61164c crc:29f205d9
b41-03.1 with 524288kb
sha1:7d41a7d71e117714bbd2cdda2953589cda6e763a crc:736d35d0
b41-04.48 with 524288kb
sha1:07238a6cb4d93ffaf6351657163b5d80f0dbf688 crc:c668638f
b41-09-1.17 with 65536kb
sha1:55bc13742033a31c92d6268d6b8344062ca78633 crc:af821fbc
b41-10.16 with 65536kb
sha1:69a9f6bcb6d5e4132eed50860bdfe8d6b6d914cd crc:4ca94d77
b41-11-1.26 with 65536kb
sha1:b8b8cafbe860136c202d8d9f3ed5a54e2f4df363 crc:823fff00
b41-12.25 with 65536kb
sha1:6f03d263e10559988aaa2be00d9bbf55f2fb864e crc:40d9c1fc
b41-13.20 with 65536kb
sha1:b6f6126b54c15320ecaa652d0eeabaa4cd94bd26 crc:9e464254
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:
Jigoku Meguri (c) 1988 Taito.

Jigoku Meguri is a platform game where the player controls a monk. His weapons are bubbles of various colours which can be powered up until they become almost as large as the player. The monk battles snakes, giant eyeballs, ghosts and other enemy creatures.


Prom Stickers : B41

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

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


Jigoku Meguri was released in June 1988 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Hell Patrol'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Bonze Adventure".

The main character, Bonze Kackremboh, is a Buddhist monk whose main weapons are Buddhist prayer beads, called 'mala' beads. 'Bonze' is an English word denoting a Buddhist monk or priest. Kackremboh is his given name :). Emma, the lord of the underworld mentioned in the introduction screen, is Emma-O, the Japanese Buddhist god of the Underworld. Traditionally, Emma-O keeps track of a mortal's life and decides the punishment of those sent to the Underworld in accordance with Buddhist law.


* Items list
Charm: Bonus points.
Beads: Increases your shot frequency.
Comma Bead: Increases your shot distance.
Red Bead: Fire special attack.
Green Bead: Explosive special attack.
Purple Bead: Thunder special attack.
Mirror: Temporary invincibility. It also allows you to break barriers.
Bonze Doll: Extra life.
Candle: Extra candles.
Kannon Statue: Enables a shield to protect you from one hit.


Game director : Yasumasa Sasabe
Creaters : Crazy-Yoshikawa, Creamy Tetsu
Creature designed by : Junji Yarita
Game design director : Hidehiro Fujiwara
Game designer : Kenshi Kaito
Character designers : Yoshihiko Wakita, Tetsuo Kitagawa, Minori Ishino, Takako Kojima
Hardware director : Takashi Ohara
Art director : Hiroyasu Nagai
Sound directed by : Hisayoshi Ogura
Assistants : Yasuhisa Watanabe, Y. Ohashi, C. Ichikawa


These are Japanese ports only. For ports released outside Japan, please see the non-Japanese version entry; "Bonze Adventure".

* Consoles :
NEC PC-Engine [JP] (August 3, 1990) "Jigoku Meguri [Model TP02013]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 28, 2005) "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057]"


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1221&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10F7B7 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Starting Round The SPACE AREA is possibly a hidden extra, you need to die as Bonze to turn into a dragon so turn Invincibility OFF
00090000 10CC13 00000000 00000000 ROUND 1 DILAPIDATED BACKYARD CEMETRY
00090000 10CC13 00000001 00000000 ROUND 2 THE DEAD-OR-ALIVE RIVER
00090000 10CC13 00000002 00000000 ROUND 3 BURNING INFERNO
00090000 10CC13 00000003 00000000 ROUND 4 BLOODY POND
00090000 10CC13 00000004 00000000 ROUND 5 GLACIER TRAP
00090000 10CC13 00000005 00000000 ROUND 6 LOSE-YOUR-WAY MAZE
00090000 10CC13 00000006 00000000 SEMI-FINAL ROUND - EMMA'S LAIR
00090000 10CC13 00000007 00000000 FINAL ROUND PART 1
00090000 10CC13 00000008 00000000 FINAL ROUND PART 2
00090000 10CC13 00000009 00000000 SPACE AREA
000000A2 10CC42 00000050 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000000 10D5D5 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
00000000 10CC35 00000005 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum fire speed
00000000 10CC37 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum bounce power
00000000 10CC3B 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have Blue bubble
00000000 10CC3F 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always have Max. Red bubble size
00000000 10CC41 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always have Max. Green bubble size
00000000 10CC3D 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always have Max. Purple bubble size
20800000 00D70D 0000001F FFFFFFFF Mega Jumps This lets you jump higher, may cause bugs so use with caution
00000000 10E88F 00000004 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy [SPACE AREA]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
000000A2 10D535 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
000000A2 10D545 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Region After you enable this cheat to see any effect you will have to reset the game (with F3).
20810000 03FFFF 00000000 FFFFFFFF Japan
20810000 03FFFF 00000001 FFFFFFFF US
20810000 03FFFF 00000002 FFFFFFFF World
20B00000 009624 0030E848 FFFFFFFF Fix Bonus Life Dip Switch
20800000 007526 00000060 FFFFFFFF Skip ROM Check

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file