champwr Champion Wrestler (World)

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Production year: 1989
Manufacturer: Taito Corporation Japan

Game genre: Sports
Category: Sports / Wrestling

This machine has the following clones:
 • Champion Wrestler (Japan)
 • Champion Wrestler (US)

This machine works in MAME with problems This machine works in MAME with problems

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Imperfect
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .036b04

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 6665280 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Z80 ("slave")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2203 ("ymsnd")audio 3000000 Hz
    MSM5205 ("msm")audio 384000 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 Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Coin A4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
    Coin B1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
    Time2 minutes
     3 minutes
     4 minutes
     5 minutes
    '1 minute' Lasts:30 sec
     40 sec
     50 sec
     60 sec
    Allow ContinueOff

  • ROMs (8 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    c01-13.rom1310727ef47525 79789fa3bcaeb6666c108d2e4b69a1f9341b2f4a good champwr
    c01-04.rom131072358bd076 beb20a09370d05de719dde596eadca8fecb14ce5 good champwr
    c01-08.rom65536810efff8 dd4fc046095e0e815e8e1fd96d258da0d6bba298 good champwr
    c01-07.rom1310725117c98f 16b3a443eb113d2591833884a1b0ff297d8c00a4 good champwr
    c01-01.rom524288f302e6e9 456b046932c1ee29c890b8e87d417c4bb508c06a good champwr
    c01-02.rom5242881e0476c4 b7922e5196990ad4382f367ec80b5c72e75f9d35 good champwr
    c01-03.rom5242882a142dbc 5d0e40ec266d3abcff4237c5c609355c65b4fa33 good champwr
    c01-05.rom13107222efad4a 54fb33dfba5059dee16fa8b5a33b0b2d62a78373 good champwr

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Champion Wrestler (c) 1989 Taito Corp.

Eight original wrestlers fight for glory, money and win the title belt of TWF circuit in a single or tag-team match.


Taito L System Hardware

Prom Stickers : C01

Main CPU : (2x) Z80

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : YM2203, MSM5205

Players : 2

Control : 8-Way Joystick

Buttons : 2

=> Punch, Kick


Champion Wrestler was released in August 1989.

Rastan, the "Rastan Saga" hero appears in this game as Miracle Rastan.

Don't miss the funny pictures in win/lose screen :).


1. Champion Wrestler (1989)

2. Champion Wrestler - Jikkyou Raibu (1996, Sony PlayStation)


Director : Takeshi Murata

Progammers : Takeshi Murata, Tsui Kato, Creamy Tetsu, Takahisa Horimoto

Game Designers : Kenji Kaito, Hiroyuki Maekawa

Character Designers : Kenji Kaito, Minori Ishino, Makoto Fujita, Oolong Yamada, Noritaka Kawamoto, Kenji Hazama, Seiji Kawagishi, Kazumasa Fuseya, Minako Morimoto

Sound (Zuntata) : Pochi, Hidehito Kitamura

Hardware Designer : Katsumi Kaneoka

Designer : Atsushi Iwaoka

Thanks : Junji Yarita, Toshio Kono, Tadashi Kushiro, Shinya Okuda


* Consoles :

NEC PC-Engine [JP] (December 14, 1990, "Champion Wrestler [Model TP02014]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 25, 2007; "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649 (TCPS-10178)]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (June 26, 2008, "Taito Memories II Joukan (Eternal Hits) [Model SLPM-55017]")

Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [JP] (January 20, 2009) PC-Engine version


Game's rom.

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 champwr

0.36b4 [Olivier Galibert]


- Music cues missing (do not play). Darkfalz (ID 05264)

- The gameplay is too fast. etabeta (ID 01546)


- 0.146u4: Fixed maincpu rom address to $20000.

- 0.122u2: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 6665280 Hz and Z80 CPU3 to 4MHz.

- 0.93u3: Nicola Salmoria fixed Champion Wrestler MSM5205 playback, including volume.

- 0.93: Replaced ADPCM sound with MSM5205 (384000 Hz).

- 0.37b13: Nicola Salmoria added Speech to Champion Wrestler. Added ADPCM sound and changed cpu1 rom ($50000) to sound1 ($0).

- 0.37b11: Added dipswitches 'Difficulty', '1 minute Lenght' and 'Unused'.

- 0.37b6: Changed Z80 CPU1/2 clocks speed to 6MHz and Z80 CPU3 to 4 Mhz. Swapped cpu2/3 roms.

- 0.37b3: Added dipswitches 'Flip Screen', 'Demo Sounds', 'Time' and 'Allow Continue'.

- 3rd August 2000: Jarek Burczynski fixed sound in Raimais and Champion Wrestler in the Taito L driver.

- 0.36RC1: Added clone Champion Wrestler (US).

- 0.36b16: Added clone Champion Wrestler (Japan).

- 0.36b4: Olivier Galibert added Champion Wrestler (World) (Taito 1989).

- 26th August 1999: Olivier Galibert sent in a Taito system L driver with support for American Horseshoes, Cachat, Champion Wrestler, Fighting Hawk, Palamedes, Plotting, Puzznic and Raimais. None of them have sound though, and some have graphic bugs.


- Press Button 1 for punch, Button 2 for kick, ->-> for run and both buttons for cover.

- Move your stick and hit buttons as fast as you can to make power moves.

- Each Wrestler have his own move. Try them all to find your favorite fighting style.

LEVELS: 8 (with 2 cages match and also a defence match)

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