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Thunder Zone (World)

| 1991

Release type:
Units produced: Data East Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 4
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: thndzone

Display: raster 320x240 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver dassault.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 4096; Savestate: unsupported

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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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* FB Alpha


* 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:
Thunder Zone (c) 1991 Data East Corp.

A great shoot'em up game.

The players control one of four soldiers, in his mission must grab machine guns or other projectile weapons, throw grenades and shoot their way through the terrorist arsenal, you could make uses of some war vehicles, while you save the hostages and reach to terrorist lair and stop the leader and his evil plan of launch a missile of chemical arms containing deadly spores, stop it before it's too late the world needs you soldier.


Game ID : MAJ

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 14 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Hudson Soft HuC6280 (@ 4.0275 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 4.0275 Mhz), YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.757 Khz), OKI6295 (@ 15.514 Khz)

Players : 4
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Thunder Zone was released in March 1991.

This game is known in US as "Desert Assault".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Thunder Zone - PCCB-00068) on 21/08/1991.


Project leader : Naomi Susa
Planner : Yoshiaki Honda
Programmers : Souichi Akiyama, Haruyuki Kobayashi, Nod Suzuki
Adviser : Kazuyuki Kurata
Graphic designers : Masanori Tokoro, Sonomi Kiyota, Noriyuki Morita, Kappa-Kun, Ryohei Hirakata, Mario Watanabe, Atsushi Takahashi, Takahide Koizumi, Chie Kitahara, Makoto Nozu
Composers : Hiroaki Yoshida (Maro), Akira Takemoto (Raika)
Hardware : Shingo Mitsui
Special Thanks to Data East USA Inc.


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
01000000 3F8007 0000000F FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
01000000 3F802E 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
01000000 3F8003 00000003 00000003 Invincibility PL1 Turn it OFF temporarily on the 2nd bonus stage
01010000 3F8021 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1 (2/2)
01000000 3FA0D1 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL1 Turn it OFF on name entry screen
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
01000000 3F8087 0000000F FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
01000000 3F80AE 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2
01000000 3F8083 00000003 00000003 Invincibility PL2 Turn it OFF temporarily on the 2nd bonus stage
01010000 3F80A1 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2 (2/2)
01000000 3FA0D3 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL2 Turn it OFF on name entry screen
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
01000000 3F8107 0000000F FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL3
01000000 3F812E 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL3
01000000 3F8103 00000003 00000003 Invincibility PL3 Turn it OFF temporarily on the 2nd bonus stage
01010000 3F8121 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL3 (2/2)
01000000 3FA0D5 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL3 Turn it OFF on name entry screen
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
01000000 3F8187 0000000F FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL4
01000000 3F81AE 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL4
01000000 3F8183 00000003 00000003 Invincibility PL4 Turn it OFF temporarily on the 2nd bonus stage
01010000 3F81A1 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL4 (2/2)
01000000 3FA0D7 00000000 00000010 Rapid Fire PL4 Turn it OFF on name entry screen

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file