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Platform: Taito FX-1

Ray Storm (JAPAN)

| 1996

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Units produced: Taito
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: raystorm

Display: raster 640x480 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver zn.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: imperfect; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 65536; Savestate: unsupported

coh-1000t.353 with 524288kb
sha1:e18907cf8c6ba54d96edba0a9a00487a90219e0d crc:e3f23b6e
e24-02.1 with 4194304kb
sha1:b3e4f925a61ae2e5dd4cc5d7ec3030a0d5c2c04d crc:9f70950d
e24-03.2 with 4194304kb
sha1:1aac37a7ff23e54021a4cec18c9bb93242337180 crc:6c1f0a5d
e24-04.27 with 4194304kb
sha1:3e49fd2a060a3893e26f14cc3cf47c4ba91e17d4 crc:f403493a
e24-09.14 with 524288kb
sha1:46ada4c6d68c2462186a0b962abb435ee740c0ba crc:808589e1
raystorm.ic3 with 524288kb
sha1:d8bb1613d7285eabdc6f0a2d231d2eeeb52f307b crc:5eeed3b2
raystorm.ic4 with 524288kb
sha1:fdda33ffc9902b3605a3272fae5a614e93856a86 crc:33f63638
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:
レイストーム (c) 1996 Taito Corporation.
(Ray Storm)

3-D follow up to Rayforce featuring a lock-on laser system.

A sequel of RayForce that does not follow the main plot "Con-Human" storyline, to this time the plot consists of eight stages taking place between August 4 and August 7, 2219 AD; the first three stages take place on Earth, the last three at the fictional planet Secilia, and two between them in the orbits of Earth and Secilia, respectively. Whereas RayForce players must head toward Earth to destroy it, RayStorm players start at and move away from the planet. The plot of the game is exposed minimally during play, with only dates and place names given at the start of each of its first seven stages. An "Extra Mode" included with home versions of the game displays maps before the first seven stages and a closing crawl after completing the game, which further illustrate the plot; the map for the fifth stage, for example, shows that a "gravity catapult" at the Moon is used to travel from Earth orbit to Secilia orbit.

In a future where space travel has existed since 2119. Humans explored space, and within 100 years Earth established a twenty-colony Star Federation extending to Orion, with each colony kept under martial law. The colonies then mutinied against the Federation: they took control of the major colony Secilia, formed the Secilia Federation and defeated Earth's forces after many battles. After Earth's surrender, all of its inhabitants had been transferred to the colonies. The Secilia Federation suppressed colonial opposition and sent out a force to destroy the planet completely. However, by then the R-Gray, a aircraft made with parts salvaged from 13 different Secilia ships, is completed and deployed to carry out OPERATION RAYSTORM, a desperate attempt to defend Earth from the Federation.


Taito FX-1B hardware
Prom Stickers : E24

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 6


Ray Storm was released in July 1996 in Japan.

The game was originally planned and developed as "R-Gear" (for Ray Gear) on the Taito F3 System hardware. Then, Taito changed the project, many game features were changed and the game was renamed Ray Storm.

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


* Stage Select :
1) Keep pushing Service Switch during boot count.
2) Machine displays 'Service Switch Error' on screen.
3) Push 'Start(x3), Service Switch, Start'.
4) Machine displays 'Round' on screen (Success !).

Select value for round and push button to start. You will start with the selected round after the player selection screen.


1. Rayforce (1993)
2. Ray Storm (1996)
3. Ray Crisis (1998)


Producer : Yukiwo Ishikawa (Yukio Abe)
Director : Tomohisa Yamashita, Yukiwo Ishikawa (Yukio Abe), Tatsuo Nakamura
Character graphics : Atsushi Iwata, R.Hideyuki Katoh, Tomohisa Yamashita, Indy Nishioka, Yasunobu Kousokabe, Terumi Ogiwara, Tomohiro Kagawa, Tsutomu Matsuda, Yuuji Sakamoto, Makoto Fujita, Satoshi Ohtani, Ippei Kobayashi (peacock)
Program : Tatsuo Nakamura, Hikaru Taniguchi, Masao Kashino, Hirotaka Fukakawa, Norikatsu Fukuda, Koji Kato, Takeshi Higuri, Harumi.K, Hitoshi Kozuka, Kazunari Ishida
Music : Tamayo Kawamoto (Zuntata)
Sound effects : Munehiro Nakanishi (Zuntata)
Sound direction : Hiroshige Tonomura (TONO) (Zuntata)
Hardware : Katsumi Kaneoka
Design works : Mihoko Sudoh


* Consoles :
Sega Saturn [JP] (October 30, 1997) "Layer Section II [Model T-26409G]"
Sony PlayStation [US] (December 31, 1996) "RayStorm [Model SLUS-00482]"
Sony PlayStation [JP] (January 10, 1997) "RayStorm [Model SLPS-00678]"
Sony PlayStation [EU] (September 1997) "RayStorm [Model SCES-00742]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (August 25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (March 30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (March 31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (May 16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [US] [EU] [JP] (May 5, 2010) "Ray Storm HD"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [JP] (May 6, 2010) "Ray Storm HD"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [US] : Release Cancelled

* Computers :
PC [MS-Windows CD-ROM] [EU] (2001) "RayStorm [Model FG-1978 021769 ML03]" by Xplosiv


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 1D020C 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000501 1D019C 00000007 FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage Use this cheat on the Player Selection Screen
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 213BE0 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 213C0F 00000010 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
00100000 215F9C 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00000000 213BE2 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Shot Power PL1
00000000 213BF6 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Laser Power PL1
00000000 213C12 00000009 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Item Bonus PL1
00000000 1D0388 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL1 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen and make sure it's OFF in Test Mode.
00000000 213BE8 00000009 FFFFFFFF Auto Fire (Only R-Gray 1) PL1
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 216040 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 21606F 00000010 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2
00100000 2183FC 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00000000 216042 00000006 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Shot Power PL2
00000000 216056 00000008 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Laser Power PL2
00000000 216072 00000009 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum Item Bonus PL2
00000000 1D038C 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL2 Turn it OFF on the name entry screen and make sure it's OFF in Test Mode.
00000000 216048 00000009 FFFFFFFF Auto Fire (Only R-Gray 1) PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file