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Rampart (Trackball)

| 1990

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Units produced: Atari Games
Controls/Input Device: Control(trackball), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 3
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: rampart

Display: raster 336x240 @ 59.92Hz (59.92 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver rampart.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 512; Savestate: supported

136082-1007.2d with 131072kb
sha1:6e7e242d0afa4714ca31d77ccbf8ee487bbdb1e4 crc:c96a0fc3
136082-1008.1d with 131072kb
sha1:edf1b11579dcfa9a872fa4bd866dc2f95fac767d crc:518218d9
136082-1009.2n with 131072kb
sha1:cec8523eaf83d4c9bb0055f34024a6e9c52c4c0c crc:23b95f59
136082-1032.13j with 524288kb
sha1:72d4dbb11e92c69cb560bbb39d7bbd5e845b1e4d crc:ec7bc38c
136082-1033.13l with 524288kb
sha1:2f3dcdfd6b04d851aa1082848624687ac0cec9e2 crc:5c36795f
136082-2030.13h with 65536kb
sha1:be15b3b0e302382518436441875a1b72954a589a crc:e2bf2a26
136082-2031.13l with 65536kb
sha1:0a8eec76aefd4fd1515c1a0d5b96f71c674cdce7 crc:07650c7e
gal16v8-136082-1000.1j with 279kb
sha1:2ffd43a143396617704ced51da78fec2cf12cced crc:18f82b38
gal16v8-136082-1001.4l with 279kb
sha1:dc3ee765ec48a76af6433026243284437958a39a crc:74d75d68
gal16v8-136082-1002.7k with 279kb
sha1:fbc258cd389f397a005a522812d412f4ed9bf407 crc:f593401f
gal16v8-136082-1006.12c with 279kb
sha1:d3243cb3565e32e25637987de6044fe6e453d2f0 crc:1f3b735d
gal20v8-136082-1003.8j with 343kb
sha1:65bb31421f1303fce546781a463cc76921e58b25 crc:67bb9705
gal20v8-136082-1004.8m with 343kb
sha1:c16a695361ee17d7508f6fb46854a9189549e3a3 crc:0001ed7d
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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* Raine

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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:
Rampart (c) 1990 Atari Games.

Rampart is a superb arcade puzzle game in which up to three players must build up a castle using Tetris shaped pieces to form a castle wall and enclose their keep. Each player must then place a limited number of cannons inside their castle wall before the timer expires. Once the cannons have been placed the battle itself begins. Players must target their cannons onto the enemy's castle (or, in the one-player game, enemy ships and peons) and destroy as much of the enemy army as possible before the time limit expires.

Once the battle is over the players must repair their castles, again using tetris shapes. The players' Keep must be completely encircled with castle wall or the game is over. In the single-player sea attack game, any enemy ships that manage to reach the coast nearest the player will unload peons that will attack the player's castle by land.


Game ID : 136082

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)
Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.231 Khz), YM2413 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 3
Control : trackball
Buttons : 2


Rampart was originally released in February 1991 as a dedicated three-player trackball model. Followed in April 1991 by a two-player joystick conversion kit.

790 dedicated units and 1515 conversion kits were produced in the USA.
254 dedicated units and 278 conversion kits were produced in Ireland (for European distribution).

The original selling price was $2,295 at its time of release.
The conversion kit selling price was $945.

The island in Rampart is very similar with a map of Jersey in the Channel Islands, but its purely a coincidence.


* The peons that attack you after unloading from the ships cannot fire diagonally.


Programmer, designer : John Salwitz
Artist, designer : David Ralston
Hardware engineer : Tim Hubberstey
Technician : Chris Drobny
Audio : Brad Fuller, Don Diekneite
Artistict support : Sam Comstock, Sean Murphy, Will Noble, Nick Stern
Software support : Peter Lipson, Mike Albaugh, Russel Dawe (Rusty), Ed Rotberg
Commander : Chris Downed
Product manager : Linda Benzler
Cabinet designer : Dave Cook
Asic : Pat Mc Carthy


* Consoles :
Atari 7800 [US] (unreleased prototype)
Nintendo NES [US] (January 1992) "Rampart [Model NES-73]"
Sega Genesis [US] (1991)
Sega Master System [EU] (1991) "Rampart [Model 301026]"
Nintendo SNES [US] (August 1992) "Rampart [Model SNS-RM]"
Sega Mega Drive [JP] (December 11, 1992) "Rampart [Model T-48053]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (November 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLUS-20801]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (November 24, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (December 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model DOL-GAKE-USA]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLES-51927]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [US] (May 10, 2007)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [EU] (June 15, 2007)
Microsoft XBOX 360 [US] (November 6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 [US] (November 6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLUS-31083]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [EU] (November 15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 [EU] (November 15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLES-01768]"

* Handhelds :
Atari Lynx [US] (1991) "Rampart [Model PA2102]"
Nintendo Game Boy [JP] (October 30, 1992) "Rampart [Model DMG-R8J]"
Nintendo Game Boy [US] (1993) "Rampart [Model DMG-R8]"
Nintendo Game Boy [EU] (1993) "Rampart [Model DMG-R8-NOE]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color [US] (November 17, 1999) "Rampart [Model CGB-A5RE]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [EU] (September 16, 2005) "2 Games in One! Gauntlet + Rampart [Model AGB-B69P-EUR]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [US] (November 3, 2005) "2 Games in One! Gauntlet + Rampart [Model AGB-B69E-USA]"
Sony PSP [US] (December 13, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play [Model ULUS-10059]"
Sony PSP [EU] (February 24, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play [Model ULES-00180]"

* Computers :
Atari ST [EU] (1992)
Commodore C64 [EU] (1992)
Commodore Amiga [EU] (1992)
PC [MS-DOS] [US] [EU] (1992)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (August 27, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (November 23, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 3E1870 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Building Time
00000001 3E1870 00000000 FFFFFFFF No more Building Time
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 3E197D 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Cannons PL1
00000000 3E19FB 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Cannons PL2
00000000 3E1A79 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Cannons PL3

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file