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Pang (World)

| 1989
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Units produced: Mitchell
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: pang

Display: raster 384x240 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mitchell.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2048; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
bb1.bin with 131072kb
sha1:933b954bfdd2d67e28b032ffabde192531249c1f crc:c52e5b8e
bb10.bin with 131072kb
sha1:9a2412a97682bbd25b8942520a0c02616bd59353 crc:fdba4f6e
bb3.bin with 131072kb
sha1:c1e43889e29b80c7fe2c09b11eecde24450a1ff5 crc:79a8ed08
bb5.bin with 131072kb
sha1:328814d28569fec763975a8ae4c2767517a680af crc:2fb3db6c
bb9.bin with 131072kb
sha1:05675ad45909a7d723acaf4d53b4e588d4e048b9 crc:39f47a63
pang6.bin with 32768kb
sha1:67b9ac15f4cbd3959c417f979beae36ae17334c1 crc:68be52cd
pang7.bin with 131072kb
sha1:039db1b51374e5637b5c2ba8e18ccd08816613a7 crc:4a2e70f6
pang_09.bin with 131072kb
sha1:a8a33071e10f5992e80afdb782c334829f9ae27f crc:3a5883f5
pang_11.bin with 131072kb
sha1:7f907c78b7ac8c99e3d79761a6ae689c77e3a1f5 crc:166a16ae
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 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:
Pang (c) 1989 Mitchell Corp.

One or two players control safari-suited characters armed with harpoon guns, who must destroy the numerous different-sized balloons that litter each stage. When hit by a harpoon, the balloons break down into smaller fragments, in a similar fashion to Atari's 1979 classic, "Asteroids".

Players can only fire the harpoon guns virtually upwards, but can move left and right, as well as climbing the ladders that appear on many of the levels. Each of the game's fifty levels is played against a backdrop of one of seventeen famous world landmarks. All balloons must be destroyed before players can advance to the next screen.

The game's levels each contain a different layout of blocks. While most of these are permanent fixtures, some disappear when shot, while others reveal hidden bonuses. Food item bonuses occasionally appear that can be collected for bonus points.

Player start each stage armed with only a single-shot harpoon, but some balloons, when popped, release special weapons that drop down to the bottom of the screen. Players then have a few seconds to collect the power-up before it disappears. Available power-ups are:
* A twin harpoon that allows two shots at once.
* A grappling hook that will stay attached to the ceiling or block for a short period of time.
* A rapid-fire gun.

Other non-weapon bonuses include:
* A force field.
* An hour-glass that slows the balloons' movement.
* A clock that freezes the balloons for a short time.
* An extra life.
* Dynamite, that will pop all remaining balloons down to their smallest size.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.5 Khz), YM2413 (@ 4 Mhz)

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

- TRIVIA -

Pang was released in December 1989.

This game is known in Japan as "Pomping World" and in North America as "Buster Bros.".

A bootleg version was released in 1990.

Pang was an updated version of a game Hudson Soft originally released in 1983 in Japan and UK for the Sinclair ZX-Spectrum. The game was called 'Canon Ball' in Japan and Sinclair Research limited released 'Canon Ball' in the UK as 'Bubble Buster', under license from Hudson Soft.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

Balloons are popped even when they run into the side of the harpoon and trailing chain. A good strategy for destroying low bouncing balloons is to shoot a harpoon near the balloon and move away from the balloon as you wait for it to run into the trailing chain.

- SERIES -

1. Pang (1989)
2. Super Pang (1990)
3. Pang! 3 [B-Board 94916-10] (1995)
4. Mighty! Pang [Green Board] (2000)
5. Pang - Magical Michael (2010, Nintendo DS)

- STAFF -

Planner : NDA
Programmers : Hospitel Masa, Mamichan Otona
Music composer : Tamayo Kawamoto
Character designers : Hiramattyo, Oyuu
Direction : Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji Okamoto)

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Amstrad GX4000 [EU] (1990)
Sony PlayStation [EU] (June 1998) "Super Pang Collection [Model SLES-00043]"

* Handhelds :
Nintendo Game Boy [EU] (1993) "Pang [Model DMG-AG-NOE]"
Sony PSP [AU] (July 11, 2007) "Capcom Puzzle World"
Sony PSP [EU] (July 13, 2007) "Capcom Puzzle World [Model ULES-00647]"

* Computers :
Commodore Amiga [EU] (1989)
Amstrad CPC [EU] (1990)
Atari ST [EU] (1990)
Commodore C64 [EU] (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1991)

* Others :
Mobile phone [Nokia 7650] (2003)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1929&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 E01A 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time Disable just before travelling to a different city otherwise the game will freeze!
00000001 E027 00000001 FFFFFFFF Stop the Bubbles Now!
00000001 E027 00000000 FFFFFFFF Restart the Bubbles Now!
00000001 E01C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish this Level Now!
00000001 E018 00000010 FFFFFFFF Goto Last level on comp.
00010001 E019 00000030 FFFFFFFF Goto Last level on comp.(2/2)
00000001 E018 00000010 FFFFFFFF Goto Last level on death
00010001 E019 00000031 FFFFFFFF Goto Last level on death(2/2)
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 E230 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Invincibility PL1 Disable this cheat just before ending a level or else the level will not end!
00010000 E200 00000004 00000004 Enabled
00010000 E200 00000000 00000004 Disabled
00000000 E228 00000001 FFFFFFFF Always Have Protection PL1
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 E229 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00018000 E22C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal (2/3)
00018000 E244 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal (3/3)
00010000 E229 00000001 FFFFFFFF Double
00018000 E22C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Double (2/3)
00018000 E244 00000000 FFFFFFFF Double (3/3)
00010000 E229 00000000 FFFFFFFF Machine Gun
00018000 E22C 00000001 FFFFFFFF Machine Gun (2/3)
00018000 E244 00000000 FFFFFFFF Machine Gun (3/3)
00010000 E229 00000000 FFFFFFFF Blocker
00018000 E22C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Blocker (2/3)
00018000 E244 00000001 FFFFFFFF Blocker (3/3)
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 E2B0 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Invincibility PL2 Disable this cheat just before ending a level or else the level will not end!
00010000 E280 00000004 00000004 Enabled
00010000 E280 00000000 00000004 Disabled
00000000 E2A8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Always Have Protection PL2
62000000 0000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 E2A9 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00018000 E2AC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal (2/3)
00018000 E2C4 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal (3/3)
00010000 E2A9 00000001 FFFFFFFF Double
00018000 E2AC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Double (2/3)
00018000 E2C4 00000000 FFFFFFFF Double (3/3)
00010000 E2A9 00000000 FFFFFFFF Machine Gun
00018000 E2AC 00000001 FFFFFFFF Machine Gun (2/3)
00018000 E2C4 00000000 FFFFFFFF Machine Gun (3/3)
00010000 E2A9 00000000 FFFFFFFF Blocker
00018000 E2AC 00000000 FFFFFFFF Blocker (2/3)
00018000 E2C4 00000001 FFFFFFFF Blocker (3/3)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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