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Money Puzzle Exchanger / Money Idol Exchanger

| 1997

Release type:
Units produced: Face
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: miexchng

Display: raster 320x224 @ 59.19Hz (59.19 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver neodrvr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

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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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* 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:
Money Idol Exchanger (c) 1997 Face.

Handling money has never been so much fun! This incredibly original puzzle game lets you take control of hilariously designed characters in a cute Japanese superhero theme and boggle your mind with a puzzle system reminiscent of the Magical Drop games but with a tricky-to-master coin handling twist. Good graphics with lots of funny animations (the intro is indeed a joy to behold!), cool pop music & lots of challenge make this game a true gem to behold!


Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : NGM-0231

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Catch coins, [B] Throw coins


Money Idol Exchanger was released in January 1997 in Japan. It's Face's last video game.

This game is known outside Japan as Money Puzzle Exchanger.

This game runs on the Neo-Geo MVS and was never released on the Neo-Geo AES home console.

The coins in the USA & European versions are generic looking coins featuring values of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 & 500. In the Japanese version, the cents are localized just like those seen on 'Moujya'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Money Idol Exchanger - PCCB-00260) on 16/05/1997.


Producer: Kengo Asai
Planner: Starman
Programmer: Piggy
Graphic Designers: Sabby, Toshikazu Uechi, Mariko Sumiyoshi, Mutsuo Kaneko
Sound Director: Shigeaki Irie (Anithin')
Composers & Sound Programmers: Kennosuke Suemura, Norihiko Togashi
Character Designer & Animation Part: Atsuko Ishida
Animation studio: JC Staff

Voice Cast: Sakura Tange, Yukana Nogami, Yuko Nagashima, Rumi Kasahara, Machiko Toyoshima, Houko Kuwashima, Hideo Ishikawa, Daisuke Sakaguchi

Special Thanks: Satoshi Nakamura, ZK, Yamada Rokugatsu, Wakkey, Shinichi Kawaguchi, Naoko Ito


* Consoles :
Nintendo Game Boy [JP] (August 29, 1997) [Model DMG-AMEJ]
Sony PlayStation [JP] (November 5, 1998) [Model SLPS-00963]
Sony PlayStation [JP] (March 23, 2000) [Model SLPS-02644]
Sony PlayStation [JP] (February 13, 2008, "PS1 Classics")
Sony PlayStation [US] (November 16, 2010, "PS1 Classics")


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 107546 00000000 FFFFFFFF No more level gain Solo game only
00000000 1030FB 00000009 FFFFFFFF Always Max Chain 09
00000000 1030FB 0000000A FFFFFFFF Always Max Chain 10
00000000 1030FB 0000000B FFFFFFFF Always Max Chain 11
00000000 1030FB 0000000C FFFFFFFF Always Max Chain 12
00000000 1030FB 0000000D FFFFFFFF Always Max Chain 13
00000101 1030FB 0000001E FFFFFFFF Select Max Chain Value
00000101 1030FD 00000096 FFFFFFFF Select Chain Number Solo Play
00000101 107546 00000032 FFFFFFFF Select Level Solo Play
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Cartridge/NeoGeo Type Enable it DURING the neogeo bios booting sequence. If you miss the boot sequence reset and THEN enable it. The Home (NEOGEO) setting may open up other aspects of the game or it may even make the game unplayable.
00010000 10FD82 00000080 FFFFFFFF Arcade (MVS)
00010000 10FD82 00000000 FFFFFFFF Home (NEOGEO)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file