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| 1990

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Units produced: Seibu Kaihatsu
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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Raiden VGMuseum Game Endings
Raiden on CAESAR
Raiden high score and replay at MARP
Raiden on datObase
MAME folder name: raiden

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

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

ep910pc-1.bin with 2180kb
sha1: crc:
ep910pc-2.bin with 2180kb
sha1: crc:
rai1.bin with 65536kb
sha1:446314e82ce01315cb3e3d1f323eaa2ad6fb48dd crc:a4b12785
rai10.bin with 32768kb
sha1:4f63b07c6afbcf5196a433f3356bef984fe303ef crc:5f90786a
rai2.bin with 65536kb
sha1:5bbc99900426b1a072b52537ae9a50220c378a0d crc:17640bd5
rai3.bin with 131072kb
sha1:531981eac2ef0c0635f067a649899f98738d5c67 crc:9d735bf5
rai4.bin with 131072kb
sha1:71cd4179aa2341d2ceecbb6a9c26f5919d46ca4c crc:8d184b99
rai5.bin with 131072kb
sha1:4d80ec87e54d7495b9bdf819b9985b1c8183c80d crc:7aca6d61
rai6.bin with 65536kb
sha1:50e67945e83ea1748fb748de3287d26446d4e0a0 crc:723a483b
rai6a.bin with 131072kb
sha1:4329865985aaf3fb524618e2e958563c8fa6ead5 crc:e3d35cc2
rai7.bin with 65536kb
sha1:592f2719f2c448c3b4b239eeaec078b411e12dbb crc:8f927822
rai9.bin with 32768kb
sha1:da27122dd1c43770e7385ad602ef397c64d2f754 crc:1922b25e
raiu0919.bin with 524288kb
sha1:02682497caf5f058331f18c652471829fa08d54f crc:da151f0b
raiu0920.bin with 524288kb
sha1:1de926a0db73b99904ef119ac816c53d1551156a crc:ac1f57ac
raiu165.bin with 524288kb
sha1:30e8755c2b1ca8bff6278710b8422b51f75eec10 crc:946d7bde
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:
Raiden (c) 1990 Seibu Kaihatsu.

In the year 2090, Earth has suddenly become the target of deranged aliens. Following the invasion, a new cutting-edge weapon, the Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter, based on the destroyed alien craft, is created for humanity's hope for survival.


Main CPU : (2x) V30 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2048

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


Raiden was released in April 1990.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Thunder and Lightning'.

Raiden is the name of a Japanese WWI Fighter, the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden.

Licensed to Fabtek for US distribution, to Liang HWA Electronics for Taiwan distribution, to I.B.L. Corporation for Korea distribution and to Wah Yan Electronics for Hong Kong distribution.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Raiden Densetsu - PCCB-00047) on 05/12/1990.


* Items list:
- Red beacon: Gives the Vulcan firepower to the player who obtains it.
- Blue beacon: Gives the Laser firepower to the player who obtains it.
- M: Gives the Nuclear missile sub-weapon to the player who obtains it.
- H: Gives the Homing missile sub-weapon to the player who obtains it.
- 1-UP: Gives the player who obtains it an extra life stock.
- P: Maximizes the players current weapon sets to full power.
- B: Increases bomb stock by one.
- Medal: Gives a score of 300 points.
- Miclus: Seibu Kaihatsu's dragon mascot appears in Raiden and it's series, giving a score of 3,000.
- Fairy: A small humanoid creature that gives whoever obtains it 10,000 points.


1. Raiden (1990)
2. Raiden II (1993)
3. Raiden DX (1994)
4. Raiden II NEW (1996)
5. Raiden Fighters (1996)
6. Raiden Fighters 2 - Operation Hell Dive (1997)
7. Raiden Fighters Jet (1998)
8. Raiden Fighters 2 - 2000 Operation Hell Dive (2000)
9. Raiden III (2005)
10. Raiden IV (2006)


Producer : H. Hamada
Game design : Tetsuya Kawaguchi (as 'T. Kawaguchi')
Programmers : K. Kondo, Tetsuya Kawaguchi (as 'T. Kawaguchi'), S. Mori
Graphic design : T. Wada, M. Komazawa, T. Matsuzawa, H. Matsuo
Music & SFX : Akira Satoh (as 'A. Sato')
Hardware design : Y. Segawa


* Consoles :
NEC PC-Engine (1991)
Sega Mega Drive (1991, "Raiden Trad")
Nintendo Super Famicom (1991, "Raiden Densetsu")
Nintendo Super Famicom (1992, "Raiden Trad")
PC Engine Super CD-ROM (04/1992, "Super Raiden")
Atari Jaguar (1994)
Sony PlayStation (1995, "The Raiden Project")
Atari Lynx (1997)
Sony PlayStation (2002, "MajorWave Series")

* Computers :
FM Towns PC (1991, "Raiden Densetsu")

* Others :
Google Play (December 2012) Raiden Legacy
Apple App Store (December 2012) Raiden Legacy


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 0BD5 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 0BE3 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
00000000 1215 0000000B FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00000000 0BDB 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always Max Normal weapon PL1
00000000 0BDD 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always Max Laser weapon PL1
00000000 0BDF 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always Max Rocket weapon PL1
00000000 0BE1 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always Max Missile weapon PL1
00000001 0BDB 00000008 FFFFFFFF Get Max Normal weapon Now!PL1
00000001 0BDD 00000008 FFFFFFFF Get Max Laser weapon Now! PL1
00000001 0BDF 00000004 FFFFFFFF Get Max Rocket weapon Now!PL1
00000001 0BE1 00000004 FFFFFFFF Get Max Missile weaponNow!PL1
00000000 0D42 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Vulcan PL1
00000000 0D43 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Laser PL1
00000000 0D44 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Missile PL1
00000000 0D45 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Homing PL1
00000000 123C 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL1
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 0BFB 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 0C09 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2
00000000 1285 0000000C FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00000000 0C01 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always Max Normal weapon PL2
00000000 0C03 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always Max Laser weapon PL2
00000000 0C05 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always Max Rocket weapon PL2
00000000 0C07 00000004 FFFFFFFF Always Max Missile weapon PL2
00000001 0C01 00000008 FFFFFFFF Get Max Normal weapon Now!PL2
00000001 0C03 00000008 FFFFFFFF Get Max Laser weapon Now! PL2
00000001 0C05 00000004 FFFFFFFF Get Max Rocket weapon Now!PL2
00000001 0C07 00000004 FFFFFFFF Get Max Missile weaponNow!PL2
00000000 0D52 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Vulcan PL2
00000000 0D53 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Laser PL2
00000000 0D54 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Missile PL2
00000000 0D55 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Homing PL2
00000000 12AC 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file