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Numan Athletics (World)

| 1993

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Units produced: Namco
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 4
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: numanath

Display: raster 288x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver namcona1.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 8192; Savestate: unsupported

c70.bin with 16384kb
sha1:7ce91eda76e86b5cab625e2b67c463b7d143832e crc:b4015f23
nm1-ep1l.bin with 524288kb
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nm1-ep1u.bin with 524288kb
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nm1-ma0l.bin with 1048576kb
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nm1-ma0u.bin with 1048576kb
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nm1-ma1l.bin with 1048576kb
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nm1-ma1u.bin with 1048576kb
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nm1-ma2l.bin with 1048576kb
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nm1-ma2u.bin with 1048576kb
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nm1-ma3l.bin with 1048576kb
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nm1-ma3u.bin with 1048576kb
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nm2-ep0l.bin with 524288kb
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nm2-ep0u.bin 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:
Numan Athletics (c) 1993 Namco.

An athletics game featuring 8 tournaments :

A real life missile defense style-contest as missiles are being launched from a ship, and you must use your mystical powers to stop the oncoming missiles. The outside buttons (1 & 3) make you step to the left or right, and the middle button is fire. Failure to hit the missile results in you being blown up. If you select Sharon from France, most of her clothes would disappear except for the bottom part of her suit.

Niagara Jumps
The final competition in the tournament. It is also considered to be the most difficult competition in the game. Very similar to the Triple Jump competition in the Olympics. The object is this contest is to make it across the falls. Alternately press buttons 1 and 3 to build up speed, then press button 2 three times. If you don't time yourself properly, you will sink and drown and you will go down the steep falls.

Nonstop Rock Chop
You must smash as many rocks as you can before time runs out. Rapidly press buttons 1 and 3 alternately until the gauge is full, then press button 2 to smash the rock.

Numan Sniper
In this contest, monsters will jump out of the sea from three different locations. Your object, destroy them. Press buttons 1, 2 or 3 varying by their location to shoot.

Scud Toss
Just as in the Javelin competition in the Olympics. Played on a "Track and Field"-like field with an only exception -- a missile. Rapidly and continuously press the two run buttons and then push and hold the middle button to set the angle of which you would throw the missile. Again, like Interceptor, if you select Sharon -- then again if she is faulted, she will be missing most of her clothes.

Tower Topper
Here you are expected to climb up to the building rooftop with the fastest time possible. Press button 2 repeatedly to scale the side of a building. If you press it too early -- you won't move, but if you press it too late -- you will fall off.

Turbo Dash
Much like the 100m Dash in the Olympics -- only the core elements have slightly changed. You are racing against a drag racer and another player. Press the two outside buttons (1 & 3) in alternate fashion until your RSI (or 'special speed') sets in.

VS. Express
Very similar to a familiar scene in the Superman comic books. You must stop the oncoming train using your magical powers and send it in the opposite direction backwards. Press button 2 to stop the train, then hammer the outside buttons to build up power before bunging it back down the track. If you don't time this right -- the train will run you over.


Namco System NA-2 hardware
Game ID : NM

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12.52825 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco (@ 32 Khz)

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Released in September 1993.

Soundtrack releases :
Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.10 [Victor Entertainment - VICL-40097 - Dec 16, 1993]


1. Numan Athletics (1993)
2. Mach Breakers - Numan Athletics 2 (1994)


Composed by : Nobuyoshi Sano


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1862&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 BB1A 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time (Running Events)
00010000 BB1B 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time (Running Events) (2/2)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file