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Kirameki Star Road (Japan)

| 1997

Release type:
Units produced: Taito Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 4
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: kirameki

Display: raster 320x224 @ 58.97Hz (58.97 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver taito_f3.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 8192; Savestate: unsupported

e44-01.3 with 2097152kb
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e44-02.4 with 4194304kb
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e44-03.7 with 2097152kb
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e44-04.8 with 4194304kb
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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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* 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:
Kirameki Star Road - Intro Club (c) 1997 Taito.

Kirameki Star Road is a music trivia game for one or two players where the player assumes the role of a music talent scout. At the start of the game the player chooses one of three girls to promote as a new music idol. The object of the game is to listen to a piece of popular music and select the correct musician or title for the song before the timer runs out. After getting a set number of questions right, the player will be rated on their performance and will be shown how the girls popularity is advancing within certain demographics.

At each new stage the player gets to pick the genre from which the music selections will be pooled from and also gets to see the selected girl in a new costume. In the first stage the girl is scouted in her school uniform, the second stage involves a swimsuit audition, and later stage costumes are decided by the genre of music selected for that stage.

At certain stages in the game, the player is treated to a mini-game instead of the usual trivia. Stage three is a dance stage, where the player is shown a combination of joystick and button moves and must then repeat them from memory. Stage six is a photo shoot stage, where the player must attempt to frame the girl in a series of photos as the camera quickly shifts around. And Stage eight requires the player to shake off nosy tabloid paparazzi.

Each mistake in the trivia or mini games leads to a lost life. The game is over once a player looses all their lives.


Runs on the "Taito F3 System" Hardware.

Game ID : F3-System No. 17
Prom Stickers : E44

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4


Released in August 1997.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Glittering Star Road - Intro Club'.

One charater wears the clothes of Cindy from Taito's famous fighting game "Psychic Force".


Music by : Tamayo Kawamoto


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1297&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 407C7F 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 416325 00000040 FFFFFFFF Infinite Round Time
00010000 416324 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Round Time (2/2)
00000000 4176D5 00000040 FFFFFFFF Infinite Dance Game Time
00010000 4176D4 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Dance Game Time (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 [Enable Photo Shoot Time when the photo time bar ]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 [is full and disable after taking the shot! Use ]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 [the pause button to help line up the shot first.]
00000000 41BBDD 00000040 FFFFFFFF Infinite Photo Shoot Time
00010000 41BBDC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Photo Shoot Time (2/2)
000000E6 414D9B 31000000 FFFFFFFF Display the Correct Answer Correct Answer
00000000 414D9B 00000000 FFFFFFFF Answer 1 always correct
00000001 414D9B 00000000 FFFFFFFF Answer 1 is correct for this question Now!
00000001 4162E9 00000001 FFFFFFFF Good answer ends Round Now!
00010001 41BB39 00000000 FFFFFFFF Good answer ends Round Now! (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 41B7B5 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 41B901 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file