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Powered Gear: Strategic Variant Armor Equipment (Japan 941024)

| 1994
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Units produced: Capcom
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 3
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MAME folder name: pgear

Display: raster 384x224 @ 59.63Hz (59.63 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver cps2.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 3072; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
pwg.01 with 131072kb
sha1:bb1353dd74884aaeec9b5f1d0b284d9cad53c0ff crc:18a5c0e4
pwg.02 with 131072kb
sha1:64e71028befe9a2514074be765dd020e1d2ea70b crc:c9dfffa6
pwg.06 with 524288kb
sha1:e2085c7c8c6792d055dbbb023c7f4e4aa38ae924 crc:87a60ce8
pwg.07 with 524288kb
sha1:f369669713cf647222094c570a2eacd48a8637cf crc:f7b148df
pwg.08 with 524288kb
sha1:edaf9bebdfc65ae5414090abd6844176eec39a00 crc:cc62823e
pwg.09a with 524288kb
sha1:685f050206b9b904ce6a1ae9a8e8f019012cea43 crc:4c26baee
pwg.10 with 524288kb
sha1:58a1ff3d105be7df833dd4f32973766649efcbcf crc:07c4fb28
pwg.11m with 2097152kb
sha1:e47ffba7b9dac9d0dda985c5d966194be18260f7 crc:a78f7433
pwg.12m with 2097152kb
sha1:733ca6c6a792e66e2aa12c5fc06dd459527afe4b crc:77438ed0
pwg.13m with 4194304kb
sha1:b6f09663dcda69b5d7ac13e4afaf1efd692fb61e crc:ae8fe08e
pwg.14m with 1048576kb
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pwg.15m with 4194304kb
sha1:0c3716b32eb24544ff5d16b5dcadce195cd10d00 crc:db560f58
pwg.16m with 1048576kb
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pwg.17m with 4194304kb
sha1:a157664450895a146a532581dd6f4b63dff21c86 crc:bc475b94
pwg.18m with 1048576kb
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pwg.19m with 4194304kb
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pwg.20m with 1048576kb
sha1:e9d1deca60be696ac5bff2017fb5de3525e5239a crc:eb75ffbe
pwgj.03a with 524288kb
sha1:4e24d34be255bb3886bd6b767779ee5fc81dca6e crc:c79c0c02
pwgj.04a with 524288kb
sha1:23a4a7faae817ffc6c5faa4db5b96b8c8c0dfe86 crc:167c6ed8
pwgj.05a with 524288kb
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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:
Powered Gear - Strategic Variant Armor Equipment (c) 1994 Capcom Company, Limited.

An up-to-3-player side-scrolling beat'em up game where four selectable mechs and their respective pilots try to save Earth from battle with a sister planet's renegade army. Parts of destroyed mechs can be outfitted onto your mech to create interesting and deadly combinations.

- TECHNICAL -

Runs on the "CP System II" hardware.
Green Board [Japan]

Players: Up to 3.
Control: 8-way joystick per player.
Buttons: 3 per player.
=> [1] Arm attack, [2] Jump, [3] Weapon attack

- TRIVIA -

Powered Gear - Strategic Variant Armor Equipment was released on September 16, 1994 in Japan. It was known as the 7th CPS-II game.

This game is known outside Japan as "Armored Warriors". Here is a list of known export releases:
"Armored Warriors [Blue Board]"
"Armored Warriors [Grey Board]"

Sony Music Works released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Powered Gear Arcade Game Track - SRCL-3089) on December 1, 1994.

- UPDATES -

Green Board releases :

REVISION 1 :
* Build date : 940916

REVISION 2 :
* Build date : 941024

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

* Selecting Joint Parts : While the demo appears for joint machine, the player who gets the radio machine must enter the following keys...
Beta-Cannon - Hold Up.
Gamma-Battler - Hold Left or Right.
Alpha-Fortress - Hold Down.

* Selecting Parts : At the stage title screen, hold B+C (over 1 sec.) and then enter the following keys...
Bomber - Leftup
Death Drill - Up
Missile - Rightup
Laser blade - Left
Force claw - Right
Flame - Leftdown
Chain spark - Down
Laser - Rightdown

Note : You can select both the arm and the sub weapon at the same time, but, if you enter codes for arm or sub weapon twice only the later code will work.

- SERIES -

1. Powered Gear - Strategic Variant Armor Equipment [Green Board] (1994)
2. Cyberbots - Fullmetal Madness (1995)

- STAFF -

Planners: Kiyo, T.H.T.Fuji, Tuchihashi Bakabon
Programmers: Y. Tunazaki Forever, Hero Hero, H. HASssssY, Hamachan, Dress
Mechanical and object designers: Yochabare, E. Kuratani, H. Uemura, Naoki Fujisawa, Y. Maruno, H. Yoshino, You-Tenkozow (You.Ten Kozow), Igami, Nekokan, U.F.O, Naoki Fukuda, Bakky
Art designers: Matsumoto, Y. Maruyama, M. Oshino, Takuji Mishima, Saru, Kohei Akiyama
Sound composer: Takayuki Iwai (Anarchy Takapon)
Sound designer: Tomuyuki Kawakami (T.K NY)
Special adviser: Noritaka Funamizu (Poo), Shochan, Kenkn, Meshi, Furoboh
Character designer: T.O.M
AD designers: Sensei, Sakomizu
Director: Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji Okamoto)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2034&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FF1E67 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000001 FF81D0 00000006 FFFFFFFF Go to Final Stage Now!
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF96E3 00000004 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 FF95DD 00000050 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000000 FF9657 000000FE FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00000000 FF95FA 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bullets PL1
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF98A3 00000004 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 FF979D 00000050 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000000 FF9817 000000FE FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00000000 FF97BA 00000001 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bullets PL2
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF9A63 00000004 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL3
00000000 FF995D 00000050 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL3
00000000 FF99D7 000000FE FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL3
00000000 FF997A 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bullets PL3

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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