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Platform: Capcom CPS1

Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (Japan 920714)

| 1992

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Units produced: Capcom
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: varthj

Display: raster 384x224 @ 59.61Hz (59.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver cps1.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 3072; Savestate: unsupported

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rom1 with 279kb
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sou1 with 279kb
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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:
Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (c) 1992 Capcom Company, Limited.

A shoot'em up from Capcom.


Runs on the "CP System" hardware.
B-Board #: 88622B-3

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (FIRE, BOMB)


Varth was released in June 1992 in the Japanese arcades. It was known there as the 19th video game made for the CP-S system.

Known export releases:
"Varth - Operation Thunderstorm [B-Board 89624B-3]"
"Varth - Operation Thunderstorm [B-Board 91635B-2]"

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Varth : G.S.M Capcom 6 - PCCB-00110) on February 19, 1993.


Planners: Vally Dack Kelbon, Natural Sai Sai, Nijiken Mouri, Odds Maker Maetake
Scroll designers: Kintaro, Kuramoyan, Maru Chan, Mon Chan
Object designers: Kurata N, Manbou, Hanisawa, Ume
Programmers: Ohuchi, Meijin T, Hac, Okosama Ecchiro, Komorichie Darkside
Sound: T. Yomage, P, Bull
Directors: Kihaji Okamoto, Noritaka Funamizu (Poo), Akira Nishitani (Nin)
Producer: Kihaji Okamoto


No port for this game ever appeared in Japan.


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FF83A4 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 FF83B3 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL1
00000000 FF8323 000000F0 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1
00010000 FF8300 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL1 (2/2)
00000000 FF83B1 00000007 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum fire power PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL1
00010000 FF83B2 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 FF83B2 00000002 FFFFFFFF 3-way
00010000 FF83B2 00000004 FFFFFFFF Laser
00000000 FF83B8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have the H missilesPL1 Get the pods first
00000000 FF83B8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Always have the M missilesPL1 Get the pods first
00000000 FF83B8 00000002 FFFFFFFF Always have the N missilesPL1 Get the pods first
00000001 FF83B8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Get the H missiles Now! PL1 Get the pods first
00000001 FF83B8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Get the M missiles Now! PL1 Get the pods first
00000001 FF83B8 00000002 FFFFFFFF Get the N missiles Now! PL1 Get the pods first
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF84A4 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 FF84B3 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs PL2
00000000 FF8423 000000F0 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2
00010000 FF8400 00000002 FFFFFFFF Invincibility PL2 (2/2)
00000000 FF84B1 00000007 FFFFFFFF Always Maximum fire power PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon PL2
00010000 FF84B2 00000000 FFFFFFFF Normal
00010000 FF84B2 00000002 FFFFFFFF 3-way
00010000 FF84B2 00000004 FFFFFFFF Laser
00000000 FF84B8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Always have the H missilesPL2 Get the pods first
00000000 FF84B8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Always have the M missilesPL2 Get the pods first
00000000 FF84B8 00000002 FFFFFFFF Always have the N missilesPL2 Get the pods first
00000001 FF84B8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Get the H missiles Now! PL2 Get the pods first
00000001 FF84B8 00000001 FFFFFFFF Get the M missiles Now! PL2 Get the pods first
00000001 FF84B8 00000002 FFFFFFFF Get the N missiles Now! PL2 Get the pods first

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file