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| 1982

Release type:
Units produced: hack
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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Joyman VGMuseum Game Endings
Joyman on CAESAR
Joyman high score and replay at MARP
Joyman on datObase
MAME folder name: joyman

Display: raster 288x224 @ 60.61Hz (60.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver pacman.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 512; Savestate: supported

1.6e with 2048kb
sha1:c4486198b3126bb8e05a308c53787e51065f77ae crc:d844b679
10.5f with 2048kb
sha1:7cd68cc428986255d0de29aae894900519e7fda5 crc:338771a6
11.5h with 2048kb
sha1:c1b910bdc61e560a8c34298deb11401f718e7330 crc:33e0289e
12.5j with 2048kb
sha1:d71c54ef55a755ec1316623d183b4f615ef7c055 crc:f4f0add5
2.6f with 2048kb
sha1:9b5ddaaa8b564654f97af193dbcc29f81f230a25 crc:7d177853
3.6h with 2048kb
sha1:a97d7016effbd2ace9a7d92ceb04a6ce18fb42f9 crc:9045a44c
4.6j with 2048kb
sha1:57f2e4a6da9f00935fead447b2123a8b95e5d672 crc:00b553f8
5.6k with 2048kb
sha1:3753b8609c30d85d89acf745cf9303b77be440fd crc:ab9c8f29
6.6m with 2048kb
sha1:8b336fca1300820308cd5c4efc60bf2ba4199302 crc:b3c8d32e
7.6n with 2048kb
sha1:c2b5917bf13071131dd53ea76f0da86706db2d80 crc:888f3c3e
8.6p with 2048kb
sha1:ced7ed39cfc7ec7b2c0459e275577976109ee82f crc:5d5ce992
82s123.7f with 32kb
sha1:8d0268dee78e47c712202b0ec4f1f51109b1f2a5 crc:2fc650bd
82s126.1m with 256kb
sha1:bbcec0570aeceb582ff8238a4bc8546a23430081 crc:a9cc86bf
82s126.3m with 256kb
sha1:0c4d0bee858b97632411c440bea6948a74759746 crc:77245b66
82s126.4a with 256kb
sha1:19097b5f60d1030f8b82d9f1d3a241f93e5c75d6 crc:3eb3a8e4
9.5e with 2048kb
sha1:0f602ec84cb25fced89699e430b95b5ae93c83bd crc:39b557bc
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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* FB Alpha


* Raine

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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:
Joyman (c) 1982 Monster.


This hack of "PuckMan" drastically changes the artwork of both Pac-Man and the ghosts, to some more abstract yellow character, and various colored cyclopes respectively (the eyes have naturally been turned into one single eye).

Joyman also contains a very altered maze, changing the colors, and the arrangment of the allies. The allies are arranged more like columns than before.

There are dots that straddle several of the allies. While the dots are present, and as long as Joyman does not lose a life, Joyman can continue to pass through the gaps in allies. However, if Joyman loses a life, some of the gaps close upon his return in the next life.

The bonus prizes and the music have also changed.


Dot : 20 points.
Power Pill : 80 points.
Cyclopes : 200, 400, 800, 1600 points.
Horse : 100 points.
Xmas Tree : 300 points.
2 Headed Bird : 500 points.
Rabbit : 700 points.
Sailboat : 1000 points.
Car : 2000 points.
Yellow Face : 3000 points.
Shield : 5000 points.


Losing a life can cause the maze to change. There are places in the maze where the walls are broken and dots are placed. As long as you have not lost a life, you can go through the walls and eat the dots. However, once you do lose a life, the walls fill in the spaces where you've already eaten the dots, making the rack that much harder to fill.


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00100000 4E14 00000506 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
20A00000 1774 003CE0C3 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
20A10000 3CE0 000420A7 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/4) 1st = jp $3CE0, 2nd = and a/jp nz, $3CE7
20B10000 3CE3 1764C3AF FFFFFFFF Invincibility (3/4) xor a/jp $1764 (Normal Ghost)
20B10000 3CE7 1777C3AF FFFFFFFF Invincibility (4/4) xor a/jp $1777 (Blue Ghost)
20800000 180B 00000001 FFFFFFFF Enable Speed Hack This will greatly speed up your character.
00000001 4E0E 000000F4 FFFFFFFF Finish this Level Now!
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Select Starting Level For the best effect deactivate this cheat after you've started the Level. NOTE ALL THE LEVEL NAMES ARE INCORRECT - THE ORDER IS OK!
00090000 4E0A 0000007E 00000068 Strawberry
00098000 4E13 00000001 00000000 Strawberry (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 0000007F 00000068 1st Orange
00098000 4E13 00000002 00000000 1st Orange (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000080 00000068 2nd Orange
00098000 4E13 00000003 00000000 2nd Orange (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000081 00000068 1st Apple
00098000 4E13 00000004 00000000 1st Apple (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000082 00000068 2nd Apple
00098000 4E13 00000005 00000000 2nd Apple (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000083 00000068 1st Pineapple
00098000 4E13 00000006 00000000 1st Pineapple (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000084 00000068 2nd Pineapple
00098000 4E13 00000007 00000000 2nd Pineapple (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000085 00000068 1st Galaxian
00098000 4E13 00000008 00000000 1st Galaxian (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000086 00000068 2nd Galaxian
00098000 4E13 00000009 00000000 2nd Galaxian (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000087 00000068 1st Bell
00098000 4E13 0000000A 00000000 1st Bell (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000088 00000068 2nd Bell
00098000 4E13 0000000B 00000000 2nd Bell (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000087 00000068 1st Key
00098000 4E13 0000000C 00000000 1st Key (2/2)
00090000 4E0A 00000088 00000068 2nd Key
00098000 4E13 0000000D 00000000 2nd Key (2/2)
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Select Level (for Practice) Do NOT use in conjunction with the standard Select Starting Level cheat
00010000 4E13 00000000 FFFFFFFF Cherry
00010000 4E13 00000001 FFFFFFFF Strawberry
00010000 4E13 00000002 FFFFFFFF 1st Orange
00010000 4E13 00000003 FFFFFFFF 2nd Orange
00010000 4E13 00000004 FFFFFFFF 1st Apple
00010000 4E13 00000005 FFFFFFFF 2nd Apple
00010000 4E13 00000006 FFFFFFFF 1st Pineapple
00010000 4E13 00000007 FFFFFFFF 2nd Pineapple
00010000 4E13 00000008 FFFFFFFF 1st Galaxian
00010000 4E13 00000009 FFFFFFFF 2nd Galaxian
00010000 4E13 0000000A FFFFFFFF 1st Bell
00010000 4E13 0000000B FFFFFFFF 2nd Bell
00010000 4E13 0000000C FFFFFFFF 1st Key
00010000 4E13 0000000D FFFFFFFF 2nd Key
00010000 4E13 000000FF FFFFFFFF Split-Screen (Unplayable)
00010000 4E13 000000FE FFFFFFFF No maze or dots(Unfinishable)
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Select Ghost Changeback Speed
00110000 4DBD 00000000 FFFFFFFF Stay blue until eaten
00110000 4DBD 00000258 FFFFFFFF Slow
00110000 4DBD 00000168 FFFFFFFF Moderate
00110000 4DBD 000000F0 FFFFFFFF Quick
00110000 4DBD 00000078 FFFFFFFF Lightning
00110000 4DBD 00000001 FFFFFFFF No change to blue
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 ---------------------
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Ghost Status Cheats
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 ---------------------
00000000 4DA7 00000001 FFFFFFFF Red always blue
00000000 4DA8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Pink always blue
00000000 4DA9 00000001 FFFFFFFF Green always blue
00000000 4DAA 00000001 FFFFFFFF Orange always blue
00000000 4DA5 00000000 FFFFFFFF Ghosts Always Edible (No Pts)
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
20F00000 2BF3 FE07D22E FFFFFFFF Fix Split Screen Bug Fixes the bug with levels > 255 see here -
20D10000 2BF7 00002C3C FFFFFFFF Fix Split Screen Bug (2/5)
20810000 2C2F 00000012 FFFFFFFF Fix Split Screen Bug (3/5)
20E10000 2C33 0012D606 FFFFFFFF Fix Split Screen Bug (4/5)
20D10000 2FFC 00008B79 FFFFFFFF Fix Split Screen Bug (5/5)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file