Dino Rex (Japan)

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Romset name: dinorexj.zip
Production year: 1992
Manufacturer: Taito Corporation

Game genre: Fighter
Category: Fighter / Versus

This machine is a clone of:
 • Dino Rex (World)

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 Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 3

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Coin A3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Coin B3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
    Timer SpeedNormal
    Match TypeBest of 3
    Upright ControlsSingle

  • ROMs (10 of the parent set, 1 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    d39-14.9524288e6aafdac 083c6f27b9f7b983e93c7f5d30a9a286b925c10c good dinorex
    d39-13.8524288ae496b2f 0e2ed2b77287590343820841d413ce6cb05b616d good dinorexj
    d39-04.610485763800506d a75067e94071617cd5dafdd0ae0ec096dded520a good dinorex
    d39-05.71048576e2ec3b5d 143b72d0f2f5c40dbaeed1eee0672c3b95c2bda6 good dinorex
    d39-06.2104857652f62835 251c4f17bc98a5e81c224864fb81352cf1234377 good dinorex
    d39-01.292097152d10e9c7d 42c13b271a91fac37be4ea92eb358ad6a6c540cf good dinorex
    d39-02.2820971526c304403 97cd58bd7d00550b7ed5f77b066216c05206b513 good dinorex
    d39-03.272097152fc9cdab4 ce2dfac922d6ac0f008b7dfb92d76c1671ccabbd good dinorex
    d39-12.5655368292c7c1 2ff20726f6cc6d98d860d96b8eb3c10f46b87d58 good dinorex
    d39-07.10104857628262816 6df9a31a2edf1dfc23070b41b1da2c0a9e91d1b0 good dinorex
    d39-08.4524288377b8b7b 4905ac3b9b52c70afe5f451f860fb9acd81a1dbb good dinorex

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Dino Rex (c) 1992 Taito.

In this one-on-one fighting game, six selectable dinosaurs do battle for their caveman masters!


Taito F2 System hardware

Prom Stickers : D39

Main CPU : 68000

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : YM2610

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in November 1992, Dino Rex was originally planned to be released exclusively to the western market, but in the end the game was released to the Japanese market, too.

At the beginning of the game development, the original plan was to design a helicopter shoot'em up, but this changed because of the success of the famous "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior".


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


Game designer : Project D-Rex

Planners & Directors : Senba Takatsuna, Kimura Chiho

Programmers : Nakamura Yasuhito, Iromust TMR, Tarabar, KZN, NOB, Okamoto Masahiro, Takayuki Shinma

Special programmer : Ichiro Fujisue

Hard Ware : Kawamoto Toshihiko

Decorator : Takenami Toshiyuki

Sound director : Yasuko Yamada (Zuntata)

Sound composers : Hiroshige Tonomura (TONO) (Zuntata), V. Ohashi (Pinch Panchi)

Sound effects : V. Ohashi (Pinch Panchi), Yasuko Yamada (Zuntata)

Planning support : Tomita Takaaki, Abe Naomitsu, Yusuke Tsuda

Software support : Kuroki Naoya, Masaya Kinoshita, Tany, Yagi Chan

Bit pattern (Character) : Senba Takatsuna, Kimura Chiho, Abe Naomitsu, Yusuke Tsuda

Bit pattern : Masami Kikuchi, Oh!No! Tomohiro, Takayuki Miyazawa, Joney Moriyama, Angel Ushiroda, Vinus Terakoshi

Rastan 3 design by : Makoto Fujita

Title present by : Ishii Hide

Cast : Ho Lee Chan, CP-Suger, Feti Oyabin, Angelliena, Papawa 30

Producers : Masaki Ogata, Ichiro Fujisue, Senba Takatsuna


* Consoles :

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


Game's rom.

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 dinorex

0.37b5 [David Graves, Nicola Salmoria]

0.37b4 [?]


- 0.143u3: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitch.

- 0.56: Fixed rom names.

- 0.37b5: David Graves and Nicola Salmoria added Dino Rex (World) (Taito 1992) and clones (US) and (Japan).

- 19th July 2000: David Graves sent in a huge Taito F2 driver update with working drivers for Gun Frontier, Ah Eikou no Koshien, Thunder Fox, The Ninja Kids, Solitary Fighter, Dino Rex, Quiz Chikyu Bouei Gun, Quiz Torimonochou, Quiz HQ, Yuuyu no Quiz de GO!GO!, Mahjong Quest, Quiz Quest, Don Doko Don, PuLiRuLa, Dead Connection and Football Champ.

- 0.37b4: Added Dino Rex (Testdriver).


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