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Pang! 3 (Japan 950511)

| 1995

Release type:
Units produced: Mitchell
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: pang3j

Display: raster 384x224 @ 59.61Hz (59.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver cps1.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 3072; Savestate: unsupported

buf1 with 279kb
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pa3-01m.2c with 2097152kb
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pa3-05.10d with 131072kb
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prg1 with 279kb
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rom1 with 279kb
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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:
Pang! 3 - Kaitou Tachi no Karei na Gogo (c) 1995 Mitchell.

The second sequel to the superb 1989 original, Pang! 3 retains the same gameplay of its predecessors but adds vastly improved graphics and a choice of three difficulty levels; Beginner, Normal and Panic. On both the 'Normal' and 'Panic' skill levels, players can choose from 4 different playable characters; each possessing different strengths and weaknesses, such as a double harpoon or quick shots. On the beginner level, players can only use the Mexican character.

Another notable difference is in the game's use of backdrops : instead of the world landmarks of the first two games, Pang! 3 features classical works of art in the form of paintings and sculptures.


Runs on the "CP System" hardware.
B-Board #: 94916-10

Players: Up to 2
Control per player: 8-way joystick
Buttons per player: 3


Pang! 3 was released in May 1995 in the Japanese arcades. It was known there as the 31th video game made for this system.

The subtitle of this game translates from Japanese as 'The Magnificent Afternoon of the Mysterious Thieves'.

Known export releases :
[EU] "Pang! 3 [B-Board 94916-10]"
[US] "Buster Buddies [B-Board 94916-10]"

Here is a detailed list of famous paintings appearing in this order :
'La Bohémienne Endormie' by Henri Julien Rousseau, 1897.
'The Scream' by Edvard Munch, 1893.
'Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji' by Katsushika Hokusai, 19th century.
'Still Life : Vase with twelve sunflowers' by Vincent Van Gogh, 1888.
'Les Glaneuses' by Jean Francois Millet, 1857.
'Moulin Rouge - La Goulue' by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1891.
'Le Dejeuner des Canotiers' by Pierre August Renoir, 1881.
'Portrait of Leopold Zborowski' by Amedeo Modigliani, 1916.
'La Nascita di Venere' by Sandro Filipepi aka 'Botticelli', 1485.
'La Grande Odalisque' by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1814.
'Mona Lisa' by Leonardo da Vinci, 1506.
'Actor Otani Oniji II as Yakko Edohei' by Toshusai Sharaku, 1794.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to '???'.


* Stage Select : select Normal mode while putting the joystick down.

* Expert Mode : select Normal mode with 1P and 2P SHOT buttons simultaneously.

* Win 500 points In Panic Mode : hold down the joystick and 500 points will be added to your score every few seconds.


1. Pang (1989)
2. Super Pang (1990)
3. Pang! 3 - Kaitou Tachi no Karei na Gogo [CP-S No. 31] (1995)
4. Mighty! Pang (2000)


Planners : Da., Futoshi Kuwahara, S. Obata (Manhattan)
Programmers : Cat, Yoshinobu Inada (Ine), T. Misawa
Character designers : Imo, Tom-Pang, S. Kitamura, Ban, Miyo.
Artists : Y.N, Akagi, Joe, A. Hamada
Music composer : Isao Abe (Oyaji)
Sound designers : Toshio Kajino, Hiroaki Kondo
Supervisor : Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji Okamoto)


* Consoles :
Sony PlayStation [JP] (March 14, 1997) "Super Pang Collection [Model SLPS-00360]"


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1932&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FF8BAE 000000FA FFFFFFFF Infinite Time For Beginner & Normal modes
00000000 FF8BED 00000012 FFFFFFFF Never have any Bubbles
00000001 FF8BED 00000000 FFFFFFFF Restart the Bubbles Now!
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000301 FF8BC6 00000009 FFFFFFFF Select current Beginner Mode level
00000303 FF8BC6 00000009 FFFFFFFF Select next Beginner Mode level
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000301 FF8BC6 00000031 FFFFFFFF Select current Normal Mode level
00000303 FF8BC6 00000031 FFFFFFFF Select next Normal Mode level
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000301 FF8BDF 00000061 FFFFFFFF Select current Panic Mode level
00000303 FF8BDF 00000061 FFFFFFFF Select next Panic Mode level
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF8BB4 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 FFABB7 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Protection PL1
00010000 FFABF4 00000001 FFFFFFFF Enabled
00010000 FFABF4 00000000 FFFFFFFF Disabled
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1 This cheats doesn't show the correct weapon icon.
00010000 FFABC8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 FFABC8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Blocker
00010000 FFABC8 00000002 FFFFFFFF Water
00010000 FFABC8 00000003 FFFFFFFF Double
00010000 FFABC8 00000004 FFFFFFFF Super?
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF8BB5 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 FFAC77 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Protection PL2
00010000 FFACB4 00000001 FFFFFFFF Enabled
00010000 FFACB4 00000000 FFFFFFFF Disabled
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 FFAC88 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 FFAC88 00000001 FFFFFFFF Blocker
00010000 FFAC88 00000002 FFFFFFFF Water
00010000 FFAC88 00000003 FFFFFFFF Double
00010000 FFAC88 00000004 FFFFFFFF Super?

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file