cameltry Cameltry (US, YM2610)

Immagine gioco: Cameltry (US, YM2610)
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Production year: 1989
Manufacturer: Taito America Corporation

Game genre: Maze
Category: Maze

This machine has the following clones:
 • Cameltry (Japan, YM2610)
 • Cameltry (US, YM2203 + M6295)
 • Cameltry (World, YM2203 + M6295)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .037b05

The MAME driver of this machine is: taito_f2.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2610 ("ymsnd")audio 8000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Alternated
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Coinage4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
    Price to Continue3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     Same as Start
    Start remain time35
    Continue play time+20
    Allow ContinueOff
    Upright ControlsSingle

  • ROMs (7 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    c38-11131072be172da0 e4915bf25832175591a014aa1abac5edae09380d good cameltry
    c38-14131072ffa430de a3cdb35151a92ddfa2090c1f8710500925e7ad0c good cameltry
    c38-01.bin524288c170ff36 6a19cc99847ed35ac8a8e9ba0e2e91bfac662203 good cameltry
    c38-02.bin1310721a11714b 419f5ec37161fd6b4ca962768e720adf541271d5 good cameltry
    c38-02.bin1310721a11714b 419f5ec37161fd6b4ca962768e720adf541271d5 good cameltry
    c38-08.bin655367ff78873 6574f1c707b8911fa957dd057e1cddc7a1cea99b good cameltry
    c38-03.bin13107259fa59a7 161f11b96a47c8431c33e300f6a509bf804309af good cameltry

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Cameltry (c) 1989 Taito Corp.

The player must guide a ball through a number of mazes, rotating the maze through 180 degrees to get the ball to move in the desired direction - much like the bonus levels in the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive console title, "Sonic the Hedgehog". Each maze must be completed within a tight time limit and a number of traps and obstacles litter the mazes to slow players down.

There are, however, a number of positive targets to be hit, and bonuses - such as additional time - can be found hidden away within the mazes. When the ball is stuck or the player would like to speed up, the JUMP button can be used. If the player runs out of time before reaching the goal, a random matching game is run to allow the player more time to complete the maze. This challenge, however is very difficult to win.


Taito F2 Expanded hardware

Prom Stickers : C38

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : Spinner

Buttons : 1

An alternate US version uses a YM2203 @ 3 Mhz instead of the YM2610 @ 8 Mhz.


Even if the titlescreen says 1989, Cameltry was released in April 1990.

This game uses inertia and gravity to simulate how an actual ball in a maze would roll, under real-life conditions. This is what makes this game fun to play.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Cameltry, Cadash - PCCB-00043) on October 21, 1990.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on April 1, 1999.


The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


* Obtain a very high time and you can gain 1000 points, featuring Tiki (the Kiwi Bird of "The New Zealand Story" game) or another character of Taito.

* Obtain a low time and you can play with a slot machine.

* Round Select : Hold Service Switch at boot.

Input : Start(x3), Service Switch, Start on Service Switch Error message screen. This code (Taito Command) is used in many Taito games, G-Darius, Rastan Saga II, Gunlock/Ray Force etc.

* Ball Selection : If you hold down the START button while selecting a course (except the training course) you can change the appearance of the ball.

* Secret Bonus : If the 3 digits on the timer is the same at goal (eg 11.1, 22.2, 33.3, etc), secret bonus is added.

* Staff Credits : When seeing the ending, hold the JUMP button. NOTE : It's disabled when you select Training course.


1) Cameltry (1990)

2) Mawashite Koron (2006, Nintendo DS JAP) / Labyrinth (2007, Nintendo DS EUR/USA)


Produce & Game Designer: PPR Kaito

Software Programming: Magician Kaz, Teddy Koike, Tack Karube

Bit Graphics: Zak Munn, Zenzy Miya, PPR Kaito

Hardware: K. Fujimoto, M. Yamaguchi

Sound (Zuntata): Hisayoshi Ogura, Yasuhisa Watanabe

Cabinet Decoration: Hiroyasu Nagai (Super Star Nagai)


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (1992) [Model SHVC-CT]

Nintendo SNES [US] (November 1992, "On the Ball [Model SNS-CT]")

Nintendo SNES [EU] (1993, "On the Ball [Model SNSP-CT]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (July 28, 2005; "Taito Memories Joukan [Model SLPM-66057 (TCPS-10115)]")

Sony PSP [JP] (January 5, 2006; "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-50706 (TCPS-10137]")

Sony PSP [KO] (February 10, 2006, "Taito Memories Pocket")

Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (March 30, 2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Microsoft XBOX [EU] (March 31, 2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (March 31, 2006; "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]")

Sony PSP [EU] (October 6, 2006; "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]")

Sony PSP [AU] (November 9, 2006, "Taito Legends Power-Up")

Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (May 16, 2007; "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]")

Sony PSP [US] (May 17, 2007; "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]")

* Computers :

Sharp X68000 [JP] (September 25, 1991)

FM Towns PC [JP] (1993)

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (March 31, 2006, "Taito Legends 2")

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (July 10, 2007, "Taito Legends 2")

* Others :

Nokia N-Gage ("Taito Memories") : unreleased

Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (June 8, 2009) [Model 306654093]


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on cameltry

0.53 [David Graves, Nicola Salmoria]

0.37b5 [David Graves, Nicola Salmoria]

0.37b4 [?]

< Japan >


- Clone cameltrj: [possible] Possible glitch on the stage choice screen. Smitdogg (ID 02411)


- 0.150: Use XTAL consts for Cameltry (World, YM2203 + M6295) [Alex Jackson].

- 0.136u1: Renamed (cameltryua) to (cameltryau).

- 0.130u4: Renamed (cameltrj) to (cameltryj), (camltrua) to (cameltryua) and (camltrya) to (cameltrya).

- 0.122u2: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 6MHz and OKI6295 to 1056000 MHz in clones Cameltry (World, YM2203 + M6295) and (US, YM2203 + M6295).

- 0.114u2: David Haywood added clone Cameltry (World, YM2203 + M6295). Changed parent description to 'Cameltry (US, YM2610)' and clones '(US, alt sound)' to '(US, YM2203 + M6295)' and '(Japan)' to '(Japan, YM2610)'. Added missing gfx3 rom to version (US) and (Japan).

- 15th April 2007: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Cameltry (World, YM2203 + M6295).

- 0.67: Changed parent and clone descriptions to 'Cameltry'.

- 0.53: Added clone Cameltry (US, alt sound). Changed clone 'Camel Try (US)' to parent. Renamed (cameltry) to (cameltrj) and (cameltru) to (cameltry).

- 0.37b5: David Graves and Nicola Salmoria added Camel Try (Japan) (Taito 1989) and clone (US).

- 0.37b4: Added Camel Try (Testdriver) and clone (US).

LEVELS: 6 - 6 - 8 - 10 (training - beginner - expert - special course)

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