Dai San Wakusei Meteor (Japan)

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Romset name: dai3wksi.zip
Production year: 1979
Manufacturer: Sun Electronics

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gallery

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

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

In MAME since version: .140u3

The MAME driver of this machine is: dai3wksi.cpp - Read the code

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 2500000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    Samples ("samples")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 248 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [4 ways]
      Joystick [4 ways]
    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Service ModeOff
    DIPSW #7Off
    DIPSW #8Off
    DIPSW #1Off
    DIPSW #2Off

  • ROMs (4 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    tvg_13.620488e8b40b1 25b9223486dd348ea302e8e8f1d47c804a88b142 good dai3wksi
    tvg_14.72048d48cbabe 64b571cd778fc7d67a5fa998a0defd36c04f111f good dai3wksi
    tvg_15.82048cf44bd60 61e0b3f9c4a1f9da1de57fb8276d4fc9e43b8f24 good dai3wksi
    tvg_16.91024ae723f56 c25c27d6144533b2b2a888bfa8dbf48ed8d8b09a good dai3wksi

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device

  • Samples [Show details]


Dai San Wakusei Meteor (c) 1979 Sun Electronics.


Released in September 1979.

The title translates from Japanese as "The Third Planet Meteor".


Machine's picture.

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 dai3wksi

0.140u3 [Hau, Chack'n]

Samples required


- 0.141: Derrick Renaud and Andy Welburn added preliminary (disabled by default) discrete sound emulation to Dai San Wakusei Meteor. Changed description to 'Dai San Wakusei Meteor (Japan)'.

- 0.140u3: Hau and Chack'n added 'Dai San Wakusei Meteor' (Sun Electronics 1979). Guru corrected game clock as verified on PCB.

- 14th December 2010: Guru - Dai 3 Wakusei (Sun Electronics, 1979) arrived recently. This is an extremely rare and expensive Space Invaders type game but with different gameplay. Special thanks to Masashi who paid a whopping $1000 for it especially so it could be dumped for MAME. Now that's dedication! Dox is working on the emulation and has it running but with no colors right now.

- 18th February 2009: Hau wrote a driver for Dai San Wakusei Meteor.

- 4th January 2009: Chack'n dumped Dai San Wakusei Meteor.

LEVELS: 8 (endless)

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