Block (Game Corporation bootleg, set 3)

Immagine gioco: Block (Game Corporation bootleg, set 3)
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Nome romset:
Anno di produzione: 1986
Produttore: bootleg (Game Corporation)

Genere del gioco: Palla & Racchetta
Categoria: Palla & Racchetta / Breakout

Questa macchina è il clone di:
 • Arkanoid (World, older)

Questa macchina funziona correttamente in MAME Questa macchina funziona correttamente in MAME

Emulazione generale: Buono
Emulazione colore: Buono
Emulazione sonoro: Buono
Emulazione grafica: Buono
Salvataggio: Supportato

In MAME dalla versione: .136

Il driver di questa macchina in MAME è: arkanoid.cpp - Leggi il codice

 Dati tecnici 
 Hardware di questa macchina:
  • CHIP [Mostra dettagli]

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 6000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2149 ("aysnd")audio 3000000 Hz

  • Schermi [Mostra dettagli]

    Questa macchina utilizza un solo schermo:
      Tipo di grafica: Raster
      Orientamento schermo: Verticale
      Risoluzione 256 x 224 @ 59.185606 Hz

  • Numero di giocatori: 2P Alternati
  • Controlli [Mostra dettagli]

    Numero di pulsanti: 1

  • Dipswitch [Mostra dettagli]

    In grassetto i valori predefiniti
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff
    Bonus Life20K 60K 60K+
    Coinage1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits

  • ROM (3 del set parent, 6 del set clone) [Mostra dettagli]

    Riferito alla versione MAME: 0.181

    NomeDimensioniCRC32SHA1StatoNel romset
    blockbl.00132768bf7197a0 4fbc0cbc09d292ab0f2e4a35b30505b2f7e4dc0d good arkbloc3
    blockbl.0023276829dbe452 b99cb98549bddf1e673e2e715c80664001581f9f good arkbloc3
    blockbl.00632768e336c219 e1dce37727e7084a83e73f15a138312ab6224061 good arkbloc3
    blockbl.003327686d2c6123 26f32099d363ab2c8505722513638b827e49a8fc good arkbloc3
    blockbl.0043276809a1f9d9 c7e21aba6efb51c5501aa1428f6d9a817cb86555 good arkbloc3
    blockbl.00532768dfb9f7e2 8d938ee6f8dcac0a564d5fa7cd5da34e0db07c71 good arkbloc3
    a75-07.bpr5120af8b289 6bc589e8a609b4cf450aebedc8ce02d5d45c970f good arkanoid
    a75-08.bpr512abb002fb c14f56b8ef103600862e7930709d293b0aa97a73 good arkanoid
    a75-09.bpr512a7c6c277 adaa003dcd981576ea1cc5f697d709b2d6b2ea29 good arkanoid

    :  Macchina Parent
    :  Macchina Clone
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Block (c) 1986 Game Corporation.


Processore Principale : Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Chip Audio : AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Orientamento dello schermo : Verticale

Risoluzione video : 224 x 256 pixels

Frequenza aggiornamento video : 60.00 Hz

Colori palette : 512

Giocatori : 2

Controllo : manuale

Pulsante : 1


In questo bootleg / hack di "Arkanoid" é possibile scegliere il livello iniziale.

Jason Dowling di Dublino, Irlanda, detiene il record ufficiale per questo gioco con 228,980 punti realizzato il 19 febbraio 1987.

Pubblicazioni ufficiali :

Arkanoid (Taito)

Arkanoid (Taito America)

Tournament Arkanoid (Taito)

Pubblicazioni non ufficiali :

Arkanoid (Tayto)

Arkanoid (Game Corporation)

Arkanoid (Beta)

Pubblicazioni hack :

Arkanoid Plus (Two-Bits Score)

Block (Game Corporation)

SPA Co.'s Block II

Paddle 2


Rom del gioco.

Attenzione: I dati di history.dat potrebbero essere diversi da quelli riportati nel resto della scheda (tratti da MAME), in quanto provenienti da fonti diverse.

Informazioni su arkanoid

0.34b8 [?]

0.30 [Brad Oliver]

Artwork available


- arkgcbl arkgcbla: [possible] there is small square during intro on big ship exhaust. haynor (ID 04814)


- 0.146u2: Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clone Arkanoid (bootleg with MCU, set 2). Changed description of clone '(bootleg with MCU)' to '(bootleg with MCU, set 1)'.

- 0.143u2: Added clone Arkanoid (Japan, older). Renamed (arkmcubl) to (arkanoidjb). Marked MCU rom as bad dump in Arkanoid (World) and clone (US, older).

- 0.138u4: Brian Troha added or corrected the PCB location for the genuine Arkanoid rom sets and documented the MCU Taito ID number. Arkanoid now load (but don't yet use) the decapped MCUs (arkanoid1_68705p3.ic14, arkanoid_mcu.ic14 and arkanoid_68705p5.ic14) [Dr. Decapitator]. I think the MCU dump we're using with the original sets is actually from a bootleg? It's similar to the ones dumped from other bootlegs and the 2/3 of the decapped MCUs appear to be very different. Another bootleg had a dump very similar to the fresh decaps instead. This needs sorting out properly. The hookups for the different types of MCU is not identical.

- 10th July 2010: Smitdogg - We're working on a "for sure" legit Taito Arkanoid MCU (for the ones we already have, it's hard to tell if they are all from bootlegs or not; bootleggers made their own MCUs for this game).

- 25th June 2010: Guru - The 68705P3 ans 2x 68705P5 MCUs for Arkanoid have now been successfully processed (decap, de-protect & read).

- 0.136u1: Corrado Tomaselli changed Arkanoid to use YM2149.

- 0.136: David Haywood added clone Block (Game Corporation bootleg, set 3).

- 0.135u4: Fabio Priuli fixed memory leak in debug mode in clone Block 2 (S.P.A. CO. bootleg).

- 0.135u3: f205v and ANY added clone Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware, set 2). Changed description of clone 'Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware)' to 'Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware, set 1)'.

- 0.135u1: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct to Arkanoid driver.

- 16th November 2009: ANY dumped Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware, set 2).

- 0.134u3: Andy Welburn and Stephane Humbert added clone Block 2 (S.P.A. CO. bootleg).

- 4th October 2009: Smitdogg - Another cool dump from Andrew Welburn has been added (Block II), the emulation is preliminary at the moment but coming right along as you can see below. It's a bootleg of Arkanoid.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (arknoidu) to (arkanoidu), (arknoiuo) to (arkanoiduo) and (arknoidj) to (arkanoidj).

- 0.129u3: Fabio Priuli fixed paddle input for clones arkbloc2, arkgcbl and paddle2.

- 0.128u7: Roberto Zandona added PAL to clone Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware).

- 0.128u6: Roberto Zandona added correct proms to clone Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware).

- 30th July 2008: Guru - Arkanoid chips arrived to be decapped, thanks to Dox.

- 0.123u4: Corrado Tomaselli changed/verified clocks in Arkanoid.

- 0.123u2: RansAckeR improved some dipswitches, added some DIP locations and simplified some control definitions in Arkanoid driver.

- 0.123u1: Stephane Humbert fixed some Arkanoid clones INPUT_PORTS definitions that were curiously using PORT_START_TAG("DSW") instead of PORT_MODIFY("DSW").

- 0.122u6: Changed M68705 CPU2 clock speed to 3MHz.

- 0.122u4: Bryan McPhail fixed MCU emulation (arkanoid061gre). Bit 7 is suspected to be MCU reset, the evidence for this is that the games tilt mode reset sequence shows the main CPU must be able to directly control the reset line of the MCU, else the game will crash leaving the tilt screen (as the MCU is now out of sync with main CPU which resets itself). This bit is the likely candidate as it is flipped early in bootup just prior to accessing the MCU for the first time.

- 0.115: Aaron Giles updated 68705 clocks to take into account the internal divide by 4. Added constant so that it is clear why this is being done. Changed M68705 CPU4 clock speed to 750000 Hz.

- 0.114u4: Tormod Tjaberg updated clocks in Arkanoid based on measurements from a real PCB.

- 0.108u4: Stephane Humbert added clones Arkanoid (bootleg with MCU, harder), Arkanoid (Game Corporation bootleg, set 2) and Arkanoid (Tayto bootleg). Added many more notes/info to the Arkanoid driver. Changed description of clone 'Arkanoid (Game Corporation bootleg)' to 'Arkanoid (Game Corporation bootleg, set 1)'. Renamed (arkatayt) to (arktayt2).

- 0.108u3: Big update to the Arkanoid driver which improves emulation of some bootlegs [Steph]: Interverted 'arkblock' and 'arkbloc2' sets for better comparaison. Renamed sets. Changed some games descriptions. Removed flags from the following sets: arkbloc2, arkgcbl and paddle2. Changed description of clones 'Arkanoid (Japanese bootleg Set 2)' to 'Arkanoid (bootleg with MCU)', 'Arkanoid (Japanese bootleg Set 3)' to 'Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware)', 'Block (Game Corporation bootleg)' to 'Block (Game Corporation bootleg, set 1)' and 'Block (bootleg, Japanese)' to 'Block (Game Corporation bootleg, set 2)'. Renamed (arkbl2) to (arkmcubl), (arkbl3) to (arkgcbl), (arkbloc2) to (arkblock) and (arkblock) to (arkbloc2).

- 3rd September 2006: Mr. Do - Added instruction cards for Arkanoid.

- 0.106u3: Fixed rom names in clone (Tayto bootleg, Japanese).

- 0.105u4: Fixed rom names.

- 19th March 2006: f205v dumped Arkanoid (bootleg on Block hardware).

- 0.104u4: Adam Bousley added save states to the Arkanoid driver.

- 29th September 2005: f205v dumped Arkanoid (bootleg with MCU, harder). It's a bootleg of "Arkanoid (Japan)", with notice screen eliminated (it only shows a black screen with a red WAIT) and a fix (no dips selection) 1 ball x game and NO starting level selection.

- 0.82u2: Curt Coder merged memory maps in the Arkanoid driver. Moved Paddle 2 (bootleg) trickery to machine\arkanoid.c.

- 0.70u2: Angelo Salese added preliminary MCU simulation to Paddle 2, but it still has some issues.

- 0.69a: A number of changes to the timer system [Aaron Giles]: All the CPU scheduling has moved into cpuexec.c and been taken out of timer.c. A number of bugs relating to time tracking for suspended CPUs have been fixed. A side effect of all this is a change in the behavior of the CPU scheduling. For the most part, games are fine with this. However, there were a few exceptions: The timing of the MCU communication in the Arkanoid driver is broken.

- 0.69: Stephane Humbert added clone Arkanoid (US, older).

- 15th July 2002: Stephane Humbert added another version of Arkanoid.

- 7th July 2002: Smitdogg and Dave Widel fixed the sprite placement in Dig Dug and added a clone of Arkanoid.

- 0.60: Added clones Arkanoid (Japan bootleg Set 3), Block (bootleg, Japan) and Paddle 2 (bootleg 1986).

- 0.37b15: Frotz fixed Arkanoid "instant death in final round" bug.

- 0.36b4: Highwayman added clone Block (Game Corporation bootleg). Added TESTDRIVER Block (bootleg 1986, Japanese) and Block (Game Corporation bootleg 1986).

- 0.35: Added clones Arkanoid (Japan) and Arkanoid (Game Corporation bootleg). Nicola Salmoria fixed later levels in clone (US). Changed description of clone 'Arkanoid (USA)' to 'Arkanoid (US)'.

- 24th June 1999: Nicola added made-up 68705 roms to Arkanoid's US and Japan versions, which fixes the later levels.

- 24th April 1999: Roberto Fresca added an Arkanoid version with round selector.

- 0.35b6: Replaced M6805 CPU2 with M68705.

- 0.34b8: Added clones Arkanoid (Japanese bootleg Set 3) (Testdriver) and Block (bootleg, Japanese) (Testdriver). Changed description of 'Arkanoid (Taito)' to 'Arkanoid (World)' and clones '(Romstar)' to '(USA)', '(bootleg)' to '(Japanese bootleg Set 2)' and '(Tayto bootleg)' to '(Tayto bootleg, Japanese)'.

- 0.33b7: Removed Arkanoid (BETA bootleg) from MAME. Added color proms ($0, 200, 400). Changed description of 'Arkanoid' to 'Arkanoid (Taito)' and clones '(U.S. Romstar)' to '(Romstar)' and '(Bootleg)' to '(bootleg)'.

- 0.33b3: Known issues: There might also be protection related problems in clone Arkanoid (U.S. Romstar) (later levels corrupted).

- 0.31: Thierry Lescot added clones Arkanoid (BETA bootleg) and (Tayto bootleg). Aaron Giles added clone Arkanoid (Bootleg). Due to a missing image for the 68705 microcontroller, the BETA bootleg doesn't work. Due to features of the 68705 not emulated yet, the "arkbl2" bootleg set doesn't work. Since it doesn't have to emulate the 68705, the Tayto bootleg is faster than the other versions. Dual paddle in cocktail mode is not supported. 6805 emulator, needed by Arkanoid [Aaron Giles]. Known issues: Due to a missing image for the 68705 microcontroller, the BETA bootleg doesn't work. Due to features of the 68705 not emulated yet, the "arkbl2" bootleg set doesn't work. Since it doesn't have to emulate the 68705, the Tayto bootleg is faster than the other versions. Dual paddle in cocktail mode is not supported. Added MCU rom arkanoid.uc (8k) to Arkanoid and clone Arkanoid (U.S. Romstar).

- 0.30: Brad Oliver added Arkanoid (Taito 1986) and clone (U.S. Romstar). Not playable.


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