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Rod-Land (World)

| 1990
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Units produced: Jaleco
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: rodland

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver megasys1.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 1024; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
rl.bin with 512kb
sha1:80a664471f14c8ed8544a5e226fdca425ab3c657 crc:8914e72d
rl_01.rom with 131072kb
sha1:285414af11aad36f3bd7020365ff90eb696d2de3 crc:2e748ca1
rl_02.rom with 131072kb
sha1:055b7bcabf90ed6d5edc2797d0f85a5d49b8693b crc:c7e00593
rl_03.rom with 65536kb
sha1:ffde7e7f5b3b548bc980b9dee767f693046ecab2 crc:62fdf6d7
rl_04.rom with 65536kb
sha1:1c56d79531af0312e7cd3dc66cf61b55dd1a6e51 crc:44163c86
rl_05.rom with 65536kb
sha1:1b3440055c083b74270fe06b5f42e7d1337efeca crc:c1617c28
rl_06.rom with 65536kb
sha1:99052639e934d1ca18888c9c7fa061c1d3508fd4 crc:663392b2
rl_08.rom with 262144kb
sha1:68cb8cf2753b39c253d0edaa8ef2c54fd1f6ebe5 crc:8a49d3a7
rl_10.rom with 262144kb
sha1:6604111d37455c1bd59c1469d9ee7841e7dec913 crc:e1d1cd99
rl_14.rom with 524288kb
sha1:b9333d11572f46992cdd668908fbc1c33d841f8d crc:08d01bf4
rl_18.rom with 524288kb
sha1:f2f88c24a009b6695f7548aebd37b25d1fd19892 crc:f3b30ca6
rl_19.bin with 131072kb
sha1:d7885a10085cc3389bd0e26e9d54adb8929218c0 crc:124d7e8f
rl_23.rom with 524288kb
sha1:97c2ac1ed89c171a0db98befa6c3c10754d64880 crc:ac60e771
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:
Rod-Land (c) 1990 Jaleco.

Rod-Land is a cute and colourful platform game for one or two players in which two fairy sisters - 'Tam' and 'Rit' - must rescue their kidnapped mother from the 'Maboots Tower' fortress.

The fairies are armed with the 'Rods of Sheesanomo' - two magical rods that enable the fairies to catch enemies in a force-field and slam them into the platforms to kill them - and must clear each level of enemies to move onto the next and eventually reach and infiltrate the Tower.

As well as the magical rods used for attacking enemies, the fairies can also create a magical ladder - in a fashion very similar to that used in Taito's "Rainbow islands" - which can be utilised anywhere on a level and allows players to reach other platforms or escape from pursuing enemies. Each player can utilise only one magically-created ladder at any one time and the creation of a new ladder removes the previously-created one.

A level is only completed when all enemies have been killed. Some defeated enemies drop bonus items, such as fruit, missiles and bombs.

Each of the game's levels features brightly coloured flowers. If players manage to collect all of these, the 'Extra Game' mode begins. During this time-limited mode all of the level's enemies turn red and move much faster. If the enemies are killed in time, they drop an alphabetic letter that can be collected to spell the word 'EXTRA' and earn players an extra life.

- TECHNICAL -

Jaleco Mega System 1-A hardware

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.5 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 30.303 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (Catch, Create magical ladder)

- TRIVIA -

Released in April 1990.

This game is known in Japan as "Rod Land - Haha wo Motomete 30 Kai".

Rod-Land contains a second episode (see 'Tips And Tricks' section) known in Japan as "Rod Land - Tozasareta Sekai". This time, the storyline has an alien pyramid landing in Fairland and in this episode, it is the girls' father that must be rescued. The gameplay is identical to that of the first episode, with only graphical differences separating the two.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Rod-Land - PCCB-00028) on 21/05/1990.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

* One feature unique to Rod-Land is that the game's sequel is already included and becomes available upon completion of the first game. While the graphics, enemies and level layouts have been changed, gameplay is identical to the first game.

- How to access 'Part 2 : The Unknown Pyramid', the Second Episode (note : this can also be unlocked via the dip switches settings)...
English version : after inserting a coin, press DOWN three times, then START.
Japanese version : after inserting a coin, press UP three times, then START.

- How to access 'Part 1 : Rescue My Mom', the first episode, when the second is enabled (via dip switches settings)...
English version : after inserting a coin, press UP three times, then START.
Japanese version : after inserting a coin, press DOWN three times, then START.

* The game has 3 endings, depending on the following:
- Enable the default 1st Story (Rescue My Mom) through the Arcade's DIP Switches and beat the 31 levels.
- Enable the 2nd Story (The Unknown Pyramid) through the Arcade's DIP Switches and beat the extra 31 levels.
- Enable the 1st or 2nd Story (depending on which is enabled as the default one) through the secret code and beat the extra level 32.

- STAFF -

Music composed by: Tsukasa Tawada

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Nintendo Famicom (1992)
Nintendo Game Boy (1993)
Sony PlayStation [Port of Famicom version] (2003, "Yousei Monogatari Rod-Land" - Included in "Jaleco Collection Vol. 1")

* Computers :
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Commodore Amiga (1991)
Atari ST (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1992)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2254&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000001 F3047 00000002 FFFFFFFF Enable Alternate Game Different Title, Levels, Characters, Story, Bosses etc. Same as "Down,Down,Down" after inserting coin except you get to see Different Title and Attract this way!
00010001 F3049 00000002 FFFFFFFF Enable Alternate Game (2/2)
00000001 F3047 00000001 FFFFFFFF Disable Alternate Game
00010001 F3049 00000001 FFFFFFFF Disable Alternate Game (2/2)
00000001 F48B1 00000001 FFFFFFFF Turn "Extra Game" ON
00010001 F3072 000000FF FFFFFFFF Turn "Extra Game" ON (2/3)
00010001 F3073 000000FF FFFFFFFF Turn "Extra Game" ON (3/3)
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 These 1 Hit to Kill codes are only for the Alternate Game.
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 ------------------------------------------------------------
00000001 F52B9 00000001 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 1st Boss Now!
00300001 F5CD4 00010001 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 2nd Bosses Now!
00310001 F5CD8 00010001 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 2nd Bosses Now! (2/4)
00310001 F5CDC 00010001 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 2nd Bosses Now! (3/4)
00310001 F5CE0 00010001 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 2nd Bosses Now! (4/4)
00000001 F542F 00000014 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 3rd Boss Now!
00000001 F5CCF 00000014 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 4th Boss Now!
00000001 F5CCD 00000026 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill Final Boss Now!
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 These 1 Hit to Kill codes are only for the Normal Game.
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 ---------------------------------------------------------
00300001 F5CBE 00070007 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 1st Bosses Now!
00310001 F5CC2 00070007 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 1st Bosses Now! (2/3)
00310001 F5CC6 00070007 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 1st Bosses Now! (3/3)
00000001 F5CC3 0000001C FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 2nd Boss Now!
00000001 F5CBF 00000010 FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill 3rd Boss Now!
00300001 F5CC4 0010000A FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill Final Boss Now!
00310001 F5CC8 0020003C FFFFFFFF 1 Hit to Kill Final Boss Now! (2/2)
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
00000000 F413B 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 F413D 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00000001 F4231 0000001F FFFFFFFF Get EXTRA Now! PL1 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4231 00000001 00000001 Get letter - E Now! PL1 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4231 00000002 00000002 Get letter - X Now! PL1 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4231 00000004 00000004 Get letter - T Now! PL1 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4231 00000008 00000008 Get letter - R Now! PL1 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4231 00000010 00000010 Get letter - A Now! PL1 "Extra Game" must be ON
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
00000000 F41BB 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 F41BD 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00000001 F4233 0000001F FFFFFFFF Get EXTRA Now! PL2 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4233 00000001 00000001 Get letter - E Now! PL2 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4233 00000002 00000002 Get letter - X Now! PL2 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4233 00000004 00000004 Get letter - T Now! PL2 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4233 00000008 00000008 Get letter - R Now! PL2 "Extra Game" must be ON
00000001 F4233 00000010 00000010 Get letter - A Now! PL2 "Extra Game" must be ON
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 --------------------------------------------------------------
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 EXTRA GAME INFO - To access PART 2 of the game, after you've
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 inserted a credit press DOWN 3 times then press start!!!
60000000 00000 00000000 00000000 --------------------------------------------------------------

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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