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Platform: Capcom CPS2

Marvel Super Heroes (Japan 951024)

| 1995

Release type:
Units produced: Capcom
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: mshj

Display: raster 384x224 @ 59.63Hz (59.63 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver cps2.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 3072; Savestate: unsupported

msh.01 with 131072kb
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msh.02 with 131072kb
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msh.05a with 524288kb
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msh.06b with 524288kb
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mshj.04g with 524288kb
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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:
Marvel Super Heroes (c) 1995 Capcom Company, Limited.

Ten characters straight out of Marvel Comics prove their worthiness to meet Dr. Doom and Thanos. Includes special power-up gems that can be used and acquired during a match.


Runs on the "CP System II" hardware.
Green Board [Japan]

Players: Up to 2.
Control: 8-way joystick per player.
Buttons: 6 per player.
=> [1] LP (Jab), [2] MP (Short), [3] HP (Fierce)
=> [4] LK (Strong), [5] MK (Forward), [6] HK(Roundhouse)


Marvel Super Heroes was released in October 1995 in the Japanese arcades. It was known as the 12th video game released for the CPS-II hardware.

Known export releases:
"Marvel Super Heroes [Blue Board]"
"Marvel Super Heroes [Grey Board]"
"Marvel Super Heroes [Orange Board]"
"Marvel Super Heroes [Pink Board]"

The game background is mainly inspired by the famous comic saga called the Infinity Gauntlet, published in 1991. This gauntlet is wielded by Thanos and allows him to use all the Infinity gems simultaneously.

There are 10 characters available plus the 2 bosses which appears in different Marvel comic books :
Black Heart - Daredevil #270
Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) - Captain America Comics #1
Doctor Doom (aka Victor Von Doom) - Fantastic Four #5
Hulk (aka Robert Bruce Banner) - Incredible Hulk #1
Iron Man (aka Anthony 'Tony' Stark) - Tales of Suspense #39
Juggernaut (aka Cain Marko) - X-Men #12
Magneto (aka Erik 'Magnus' Lehnsherr) - X-Men #1
Psylocke (aka Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock) - New Mutants Annual #2
Shuma-Gorath - Marvel Premiere #6
Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) - Amazing Fantasy #15
Thanos - Iron Man #55
Wolverine (aka James 'Logan' Howlett) - Incredible Hulk #180

Marvel Super Heroes was released by Capcom in memory of 'Jack Kirby' (aka 'The King of the Comics') [1917 / 1994] who was the most influential and respected illustrator and creator of comic books, at least of the super-hero/adventure variety. He was so important that, with that field now in recession, some are saying that when Jack Kirby died, he took the industry with him.

Soundtrack releases:
Marvel Super Heroes / Sony Records - SRCL-3448 - December 1, 1995


Green Board revisions :

Build date: 951024

Build date: 951117


* Play as Anita : Press MP, LP, Left, LK, MK at the character selection screen.

* Play as Dr. Doom : Press MK, LP, Down, LK, MP at the character selection screen.

* Play as Thanos : Press LK, HK, MP(x2), Up at the character selection screen.

* Double Power : Select a fighter at the character selection screen, then press Player One Start + Player Two Start.

* Continue Fighting : Press Start immediately after winning a round to continue hitting the defeated character.

* Disable Gems : To disable Gems in two player mode both players must press and hold Start after choosing their character until the round starts.

* Change Character Color : At the character select screen move to the desired character then hold Up (if on top row) or Down (if on bottom row). After 3 seconds press any punch or kick button to select character.

* Here are the different gem effects (which acts during a short time) and when you can get them :
Time gem (Red) : You are much more faster than usual.
Space gem (Purple) : Your character get unstoppable with this super armor power.
Soul gem (Green) : Your fighter slowly recovers life.
Power gem (Pink) : Your attacks are more powerful.
Reality gem (Orange, on the fifth opponent) : Your attacks have additional effects which makes them more powerful.
Mind gem (Blue, owned by Thanos) : The character can recover about 2 energy levels in a few seconds.

The gems are owned by different opponents: we have one at the beginning, then the first opponent have the following one then the second, then the third and finally the fifth (the last one is on Thanos). Characters have some special effects using some gems (for instance Magneto got an energy field around him with the Space gem, Spiderman divides himself in two similar being for symmetrical attacks using the Power gem).

Notice that we can only use the first gem in our gem stack. If you press the Start button during the fight, you will change the gem order in your stack, allowing for you to use any desired gem at any time.

When we reach the final fight against Thanos, he steal all the gems and collects them in his gauntlet. He uses them his way (for instance : space gem creates a warp which attracts and throws rocks on his enemy).


Planners : Takeshi Tezuka, Tetsuya Iijima, Tomichi, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Kei Hiratou, Satoru Kimura
Programmers : Tarabar Hori (Tarabar-Black), Aoi-Peach, Kaw-K. Marichan, Silver-Kadontz, Nobu-Sasami, Knishi- (MadDogMc), Pon, Dna, Frk, Yama, Tomohiro Ueno, Youji
Scroll Designers : Konomi (Powerful Konomi), Buppo, Shibata Kayoko, Daisuke Nakagawa, Yumiko, Takapon, Akiko Matsunaga, Satomi Ishii, R.K, Yoichi Tanoue, M
Music Composers : Takayuki Iwai (Anarchy Takapon), Yuki Satomura (Wewe), Tatsuro Zuzuki
Sound Designers : Picard Mij, Satoshi Ise (Ayano), Ryoji Yamamoto (Ryoji)
Sound Producer : Arcade Sound Team
Voice Designers : Hiroaki Kondo (New-X?)

* Object Designers :
Thanos : Shinji Sakashita (Sakashita Thing), D-Kurita, Takayuki Kosaka, Masako. Satoh
Dr. Doom : Satoru Yamashita, Ino, Seigo Kawakami
Wolverine : Akira Yasuda (Akiman)
Spider-man : Arahijuf, Rumi Yamaguchi, Tsunenori Shirahama
Captain America : Masaaki Tanaka, Chimorin Shogun, Misako Yamamoto
Psylocke : Eripyon. N
Hulk : Makoto Ishi, K. Takechan, Miwa, Kanako Takami
Iron Man : Yoshino Hiroaki, Kiai Ryuken, Yukikaze, You-Ten Nakano, Yutaka Maruno, Cepezou, Mimura Kenji, K. Tokunaga, Eizi Murabayashi, Naoki Fukuda, Takep, Henoheno, Yuki
Magneto : A. Iwasaki
Shuma-Gorath : Masayo Tsujimoto, Jun Matsumura (27), Shinya Miyamoto, Kako, Masanori Kondo
Blackheart : Alien. Pole, Fnyaco. F. Fnyao, Dway Nishimura, Oyabin
Juggernaut : Minobe Hiroaki, R. Sato, Kazuko Kawanaka
Effect : Ntengm Nakatani, Sagata, Tanuki, Kimo Kimo

* Voice Actors :
Captain America : Cathal J. Dodd
Wolverine : Cathal J. Dodd
Black Heart : Jaimz Woolvett
Psylocke : Catherine Disher
Shuma-Gorath : Franck Perry
Spider-Man : Patrick Chilvers
Hulk : Andrew Jackson
Thanos : Andrew Jackson
Juggernaut : Rick Bennett
Iron Man : Christopher Britton
Doctor Doom : Lorne Kennedy
Magneto : Lorne Kennedy
Anounncer : Lorne Kennedy

Special Thanks : Takuya Shiraiwa (Mr. Shiraiwa), Alex Jimenez, Eric Luther (Eric Luthr), Phillp Reed (Phil Reed)


* Consoles :
Sega Saturn [JP] (August 8, 1997) "Marvel Super Heroes [Model T-1215G]"
Sony PlayStation [JP] (September 25, 1997) "Marvel Super Heroes [Model SLPS-00763]"

Notes: Anita is now hidden character and only playable in Japanese console version.


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FF4808 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 FF4808 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish this Round Now!
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF4191 00000090 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000001 FF4191 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
00000000 FF4198 00000003 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Power PL1
00010000 FF4195 00000090 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Power PL1 (2/2)
00000000 FF4198 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have Min Power PL1
00010000 FF4195 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have Min Power PL1 (2/2)
00000001 FF4198 00000003 FFFFFFFF Get Max Power Now! PL1
00010001 FF4195 00000090 FFFFFFFF Get Max Power Now! PL1 (2/2)
00000001 FF4198 00000000 FFFFFFFF Get Min Power Now! PL1
00010001 FF4195 00000000 FFFFFFFF Get Min Power Now! PL1 (2/2)
00000000 FF406A 00000080 FFFFFFFF No Ground Attacks PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL1 Free player selection - Use on level VS screen
00010000 FF4051 00000000 FFFFFFFF Spiderman
00010000 FF4051 00000002 FFFFFFFF Capt. America
00010000 FF4051 00000004 FFFFFFFF Hulk
00010000 FF4051 00000006 FFFFFFFF Iron Man
00010000 FF4051 00000008 FFFFFFFF Wolverine
00010000 FF4051 0000000A FFFFFFFF Psylocke
00010000 FF4051 0000000C FFFFFFFF Blackheart
00010000 FF4051 0000000E FFFFFFFF Shama Gorath
00010000 FF4051 00000010 FFFFFFFF Juggernaut
00010000 FF4051 00000012 FFFFFFFF Magneto
00010000 FF4051 00000014 FFFFFFFF Doc Doom
00010000 FF4051 00000016 FFFFFFFF Thanos
00010000 FF4051 00000018 FFFFFFFF Anita
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF4591 00000090 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000001 FF4591 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2
00000000 FF4598 00000003 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Power PL2
00010000 FF4595 00000090 FFFFFFFF Always have Max Power PL2 (2/2)
00000000 FF4598 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have Min Power PL2
00010000 FF4595 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have Min Power PL2 (2/2)
00000001 FF4598 00000003 FFFFFFFF Get Max Power Now! PL2
00010001 FF4595 00000090 FFFFFFFF Get Max Power Now! PL2 (2/2)
00000001 FF4598 00000000 FFFFFFFF Get Min Power Now! PL2
00010001 FF4595 00000000 FFFFFFFF Get Min Power Now! PL2 (2/2)
00000000 FF446A 00000080 FFFFFFFF No Ground Attacks PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL2 Free player selection - Use on level VS screen
00010000 FF4451 00000000 FFFFFFFF Spiderman
00010000 FF4451 00000002 FFFFFFFF Capt. America
00010000 FF4451 00000004 FFFFFFFF Hulk
00010000 FF4451 00000006 FFFFFFFF Iron Man
00010000 FF4451 00000008 FFFFFFFF Wolverine
00010000 FF4451 0000000A FFFFFFFF Psylocke
00010000 FF4451 0000000C FFFFFFFF Blackheart
00010000 FF4451 0000000E FFFFFFFF Shama Gorath
00010000 FF4451 00000010 FFFFFFFF Juggernaut
00010000 FF4451 00000012 FFFFFFFF Magneto
00010000 FF4451 00000014 FFFFFFFF Doc Doom
00010000 FF4451 00000016 FFFFFFFF Thanos
00010000 FF4451 00000018 FFFFFFFF Anita
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Region This cheat sets the machine region - the effectiveness may vary! You have to enable this ASAP - ON or before the ROM check screen! Or enable & RESET
00010000 FF4C23 00000000 FFFFFFFF Japan
00010000 FF4C23 00000002 FFFFFFFF USA
00010000 FF4C23 00000004 FFFFFFFF Hispanic
00010000 FF4C23 00000006 FFFFFFFF Asia
00010000 FF4C23 00000008 FFFFFFFF Euro
00010000 FF4C23 0000000A FFFFFFFF Brazil

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file