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Ninja Master's - haoh-ninpo-cho

| 1996

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Units produced: ADK / SNK
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: ninjamas

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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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Ninja Master''s ~覇王忍法帖~ (c) 1996 SNK
(Ninja Master's Haoh Ninpou Chou)

Criminally overlooked and combo-friendly medieval Japanese fighter with great animation. Ten selectable characters and two end bosses.


Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : 217

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 4
=> [A] Light Punch, [B] Strong Punch, [C] Light Kick, [D] Strong Kick


Ninja Master's Haoh Ninpou Chou was released in May 1996.

The subtitle of this game translates from Japanese as 'Supreme Ninja Arts Scroll'.

The main design, as well as some of the special moves of the character 'Karasu' seem to be quite inspired by the main character of the 1994 movie hit 'The Crow' which was in turn, based on the graphical novel of the same name by James O. Barr (Even the name 'Karasu' stands as the Japanese word for "crow"!). :)

The character 'Nobunaga' is based on the real Japanese warrior 'Nobunaga Oda' who, during Japan's medieval period, overthrew the Ashikaga shogunate and ended a long period of internal strife by uniting half of Japan's provinces under his rule. In doing so he paved the way for the reunification of the country under the Tokugawa shogunate in the following century. His merciless use of power as well as his skill as a military strategist made him one of the most powerful & feared leaders in Japan. The image of him in the game as a warrior who wields the demons power may have been some sort of a criticism to his eager embrace of Western culture, religion & technology.

The character 'Goemon' is based on Ishikawa Goemon, the most famous thief in Japan on the Edo era (about 400 years ago) known to steal large sums of money from bad people and give the money to the poor. In other words, he was Japan's very own version of Robin Hood!

The character 'Sasuke' seems inspired on Sarutobi Sasuke, a famous legendary ninja with a strong sense of justice created in Tachikawa literature at the end of the Meiji period. Another source of inspiration may have been 'Ninja Kamui' an old anime series whose main character Kamui was an incredibly skilled ninja who wanted to abandon his ways as a killer thus becoming a 'nukenin' (runaway ninja) and marked for death by his own clan that vows to pursue and eliminate him.

Sountrack releases :
[JP] Ninja Master's Haoh Ninpou Chou - G.S.M 1500 Series - PCCB-00209, March 21, 1996, Pony Canyon / Scitron


* Play As Ranmaru And Nobunaga (Player 1) : Highlight Kamui and press Left, Down, Left, Up, Left, Down, Left, Up, Right, Down, Right, Up and hit C+D.

* Play As Ranmaru And Nobunaga (Player 2) : Highlight Sasuke and press Right, Down, Right, Up, Right, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Left, Up and hit C+D.

* Time Attack Mode : At the character select screen, highlight Kamui and press Down, Left, Up, Left, Down, Left, Up, Left, Down, Right(x4), Up, C+D. Now choose your character.

* Successfully complete the game with a single credit within 8:30:00 minutes and the game shows you how to execute your character's 'finisher' move!


Developed by ADK.

Producer & Planner : Hiroyuki Toda
Chief Planner : Kazuhiro Shibata
Planners : Visitor Y. Oni, M. Honda
System Programmers : Eiji Fukatsu, Makio Chiba
Sound Programmer : Makio Chiba
Desgin Tool Programmer : Ryu Hiroyuki
Total Adviser : Kenichi Sakanishi
Chief Programmer -Main- Program : Teruaki Shirasawa
-Demo- Program : Maichikin
Chief Sprite Designer : Kazushige Hakamata
Sprite Designers : Gensan, Hideyuki Yamada, Yokoo, Muneki Shiraishi, Hiroshi Ohzono, Tohru Okamura, West-Maison, Takahiro Arahata, Mitsugu. T, Shigechi, Ruc, Hirotaka Orita, Syoichi Satoh, H. Hasegawa-CRM, Kei Kuramochi, Hitoshi Aoki, Ben, Yukari Shinozaki
Scroll Designers : Shinji Moriyama (Sinji Moriyama), Masako Sato, Kaori Kumagai, Kazunori Uchiumi
Demo Designers : Masato Mitsuya, Sinku
Sound : Hiroaki Kujirai, Yuka Watanabe, Hiroaki Shimizu, Takeshi Muramatsu
Sound Effect : Hiroaki Kujirai (Kujirai Type-02)

* Character Voices :
Sasuke : Kabao Kikkawa
Tenho : Shinobu Sekimoto
Kamui, Raiga, Unzen : Masahiko Yano
Natsume, Narration : Mayumi Minoda
Kasumi : Masami Katou
Goemon : T. Mukaiyama
Houoh : Yoshikatsu Fujio
Karasu : Kouichi Koba
Ranmaru : Yasue Ishii
Nobunaga : Masao Harada

Market Research : Yukio Gotoh (Yukio Gotou)
Public Information : Taguchi-1, Satsuki Ito, Sugiyama Kiyotaka, Kayo Yamagata
Quality Controls : Nagata Shogatsu, Masao Tachikawa, Sugiyama Kiyotaka, Takagi, Uma
Special Thanks : Tomobe Seijin, Studio Bihou
Executive Producer : Kazuo Arai
BGM : Back Of My Mind, Hiroaki Kujirai


* Consoles :
SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (June 28, 1996) "Ninja Master's Haoh Ninpou Chou [Model NGH-012]"
SNK Neo-Geo [US] (June 28, 1996) "Ninja Master's Haoh Ninpou Chou [Model NGH-217]"
SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (September 27, 1996) "Ninja Master's Haoh Ninpou Chou [Model ADCD-012]"
Sony Playstation 2 [JP] (December 18, 2008) "ADK Tamashii [Model SLPS-25906]"
Nintendo Wii [JP] (July 26, 2011) "Virtual Console"


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1783&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 10C021 0000009A FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000000 10C007 00000001 FFFFFFFF Boss Code Reset for cancel
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 [ The Boss selection cheat must be activated ]
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 [ on the character selection screen. ]
00000001 10C017 0000000A FFFFFFFF Goto to First Boss Now!
00000001 10C017 0000000B FFFFFFFF Goto to Final Boss Now!
00000001 10C017 0000000C FFFFFFFF Goto Ending Now!
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 100050 000000D0 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000001 100050 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
00000000 1000AE 00000060 FFFFFFFF Infinite Power PL1
00000001 1000AE 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Power Now! PL1
00000000 1000AE 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have No Power PL1
62000001 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL1 Free player selection - Use on the selection screen. It works, but doesn't show anything before select.
00010001 10C044 0000000A FFFFFFFF Ranmaru
00010001 10C044 0000000B FFFFFFFF Nobunaga
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 101050 000000D0 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000001 101050 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2
00000000 1010AE 00000060 FFFFFFFF Infinite Power PL2
00000001 1010AE 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Power Now! PL2
00000000 1010AE 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have No Power PL2
62000001 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL2 Free player selection - Use on the selection screen. It works, but doesn't show anything before select.
00010001 10C084 0000000A FFFFFFFF Ranmaru
00010001 10C084 0000000B FFFFFFFF Nobunaga
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