cosmicg Cosmic Guerilla

Immagine gioco: Cosmic Guerilla
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Production year: 1979
Manufacturer: Universal

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gallery

This machine has the following clones:
 • Cosmic Guerilla (Spanish bootleg)

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
Cocktail mode emulation: Preliminary

In MAME since version: .035b02

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

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

    TMS9980A ("maincpu")cpu 1228500 Hz
    Speaker ("speaker")audio
    Samples ("samples")audio
    1-Bit DAC ("dac")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 256 x 192 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [2 ways]
      Joystick [2 ways]
    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Bonus Life1000
    Coinage2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit

  • ROMs (9 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    cosmicg1.bin1024e1b9f894 bab7fd9b3db145a889542653191905b6efc5ce75 good cosmicg
    cosmicg2.bin102435c75346 4e50eaa0b50ab04802dc63992ad2600c227301ad good cosmicg
    cosmicg3.bin102482a49b48 4cf9f684f3eb18b99a88ca879bb7083b1334f0cc good cosmicg
    cosmicg4.bin10241c1c934c 011b2b3ec4d31869fda13a3654c7bc51f3ce4dc2 good cosmicg
    cosmicg5.bin1024b1c00fbf 136267f75e2d5b445695cabef4538f986e6f1b10 good cosmicg
    cosmicg6.bin1024f03454ce 32c87f369475c7154fe3243d2c7be4a25444e530 good cosmicg
    cosmicg7.bin1024f33ebae7 915bca53d5356e12c94ec765103ceced7306d1dd good cosmicg
    cosmicg8.bin1024472e4990 d5797b9d89446aa6533f7515e6a5fc8368d82f91 good cosmicg
    cosmicg9.bin1024689c2c96 ddfdc3fd29c56fdebd3b1c3443a7c39f567d5355 good cosmicg

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device

  • Samples [Show details]



Cosmic Guerilla (c) 1979 Universal.

For some reason you have 2 of your ships placed in the middle of the playing field and aliens all around them. Luckily, they're protected by 5 rows of barriers and you're on the bottom, doing your job to protect them.


This game had great cabinet artwork, a white base, with purple, yellow and black overlaid artwork. It shows a horned demon and lots of swirls. Most interestingly, this has to be the only game to have a politically incorrect slogan plastered on the side -- SUPER VIOLENCE!. The artwork on the sides (and front) was varnished or lacquered, which gives it a shiny and incredibly strong coat, protecting it from scratches and any kind of fading! The control panel had backlit 1- and 2-player info panels. Insert one coin, '1 player' lit up; insert two and '2 player' lit up. This looks real nice on the brushed chrome control panel.

Game ID : 7907

Main CPU : TMS9980A/TMS9981 (@ 1.2285 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Samples, DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 192 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 16

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in November 1979.

According to Replay Magazine, Cosmic Guerilla brings that unique world of Japanese cartoonists onto a TV game via a deal with the famous cartoonist Shotaro Ishimori. Ishimori was a pioneering manga/anime artist. It is not know if his art was used in the game itself, on the cabinet, or both.


Enemy on sides : 20 points

Bonus ships : 50-200 points


Cosmic Series

1. Cosmic Monsters (1979)

2. Cosmic Monsters 2 (1979)

3. Cosmic Guerilla (1979)

4. Cosmic Alien (1980)

5. Devil Zone (1980)

6. Zero Hour (1980)

7. Space Panic (1980)

8. Cosmic Avenger (1981)


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1983, "Cosmic Guerilla", Crystal Computing)

BBC B (1983, "Cosmic Kidnap", Superior Software)


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 cosmicg

0.35b2 [Mike Coates]

Artwork available

Samples required


- Demonstration stops at end of 2nd loop. Tafoid (ID 05237)


- 0.151: Using new TMS9980 implementation in Cosmic Guerilla [Michael Zapf]. Replaced TMS9980AL/TMS9981L CPU with TMS9980A.

- 0.150: Angel Maestre added clone Cosmic Guerilla (Spanish bootleg).

- 28th May 2012: Mr. Do - Antny added a bezel for Cosmic Guerilla, scanned by TrevEB.

- 23rd February 2000: Mike Coates fixed Cosmic Guerrilla.

- 0.36b13: Replaced TMS9900 CPU with TMS9980A/TMS9981.

- 0.36b11: Raphael Nabet made some changes to the TMS9900 emulation that completely screw up Cosmic Guerilla.

- 0.35b13: Added sample (CG_GOTB.wav).

- 0.35b3: Samples support in Cosmic Guerilla [Mike Coates]. Added DAC sound and Samples (cg_m0 - cg_m7, cg_att, cg_chnc, cg_ext, cg_dest, cg_gun and cg_gotm.wav).

- 0.35b2: Mike Coates and Andy Jones added Cosmic Guerilla (Universal 1979).

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