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Nebulas Ray (World)

| 1994

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Units produced: Namco
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: nebulray

Display: raster 288x224 @ 59.70Hz (59.70 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver namconb1.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 8192; Savestate: unsupported

c366.bin with 32kb
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c75.bin with 16384kb
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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)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha


* Raine

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Nebulas Ray



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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:
Nebulasray (c) 1994 Namco.

NebulasRay is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up for one or two players. Civil war has broken out in the Austral star system, with the militaristic 'Master Forces' ousting the ruling government and looking to seize control of the entire system.

Taking on the role of resistance fighters, players must battle through waves of enemy ships across 6 levels, before finally reaching and destroying the 'Master Fortress'. As well as forward-firing weapons, each player ship also carries a limited number of powerful bombs that inflict much greater damage on the enemy than the standard weapons. Initially, each player ship is armed with only 3 bombs.

Numerous weapons and power-ups can be picked up during play, each of which can itself be powered-up:
* WIDE SHOT - Increases shot width. 5 levels available.
* GAIN POWER - Increases destructive power. 5 levels available.
* SPEED UP - Increases player ship speed. 5 levels available.
* BOMB - Extra bomb. Maximum of 7 can be carried.
* FOUR-BARREL PHOTON - Powerful Photon torpedoes. Time-based.
* HOMING LASER - Powerful lasers that automatically target enemies. Time-based.
* LIGHTING BURST - Powerful short-range lightning burst. Time-based.
* DEFLECTOR - Shield to protect player ships. Time-based.
* EXTRA POINTS - Pick up for 3000 points.

Visually, NebulasRay employs complex sprite rotation and scaling techniques - as well as multi-layered parallax scrolling - to create impressive and highly detailed graphics with a true sense of depth.


Namco System NB-1 hardware
Game ID : NR

Main CPU : Motorola 68EC020 (@ 24.192 Mhz), M37702 (@ 16.128 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C352 (@ 16.128 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Nebulasray was released in March 1994.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Nebulasray : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.13 - VICL-15027) on 21/07/1994.


Planners : M. Kimoto, Y. Yamamura
Programmers : Jin? Tsukka, H.R.M.
Chief designer : H. Kuwabara
Visual designers : Kim, Z=Bouya, H.Onishi, H-Daio, G-Nas.Y, Harurou
Graphic designer : I.T.O. Inc
Music composers : Masahiro Fukuzawa (Charly), Takayuki Ishikawa


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 23BD6D 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 22A593 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 22A5BB 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
00000000 22A55D 00000003 FFFFFFFF Invicibility PL1
00000000 22A5A5 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always have Maximum Speed PL1
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00010000 22A5AB 00000001 FFFFFFFF Growshot
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
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00010000 22A5AF 00000002 FFFFFFFF H
00010000 22A5AF 00000003 FFFFFFFF L
00010000 22A5AF 00000004 FFFFFFFF D
00000000 23BDB7 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL1 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
00010000 22A5B9 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire PL1 (2/3)
00010000 22A5B1 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire PL1 (3/3)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
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00000000 23BDBF 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL2 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen
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00010000 22A695 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire PL2 (3/3)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file