drgpunch Dragon Punch (Japan)

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Romset name: drgpunch.zip
Production year: 1989
Manufacturer: Dynax

Game genre: Puzzle
Category: Puzzle / Match * Mature *

This machine has the following clones:
 • Sports Match

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: .060

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 5500000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2203 ("ym2203")audio 2750000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 512 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

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

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A5 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
    Coin B5 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff
    Difficulty1 (Easy)
     8 (Hard)
    Vs Time8 s
     10 s
     12 s
     14 s
    Demo SoundsOff
    Unknown 2-7Off
    Unknown 2-8Off

  • ROMs (10 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    2401.3d65536b310709c 6ad6cfb54856f65a888ac44e694890f32f26e049 good drgpunch
    2402.6d65536d21ed237 7e1c7b40c300578132ebd79cbad9f7976cc85947 good drgpunch
    2403.6c131072b936f202 4920d29a814ebdd74ce6f780cf821c8cb8142d9f good drgpunch
    2404.5c1310722ee0683a e29225e08be11f6971fa04ce2715be914d29976b good drgpunch
    2405.3c131072aefbe192 9ed0ec7d6357eedec80a90364f196e43a5bfee03 good drgpunch
    2406.1c131072e137f96e c652f3cb17a56127d30a516af75154e15d7ce6c0 good drgpunch
    2407.6a131072f3f1b065 531317e4d1ab5db60595ca3327234a6bdea79ce9 good drgpunch
    2408.5a1310723a91e2b9 b762c38ff2ebbd4ed832ca772973a15dd4a4ad73 good drgpunch
    2.18g5129adccc33 acf4d5a28430378dbccc1b9fa0b6391cc8149fee good drgpunch
    1.17g512324fa9cf a03e23d9a9687dec4c23a8e41254a3f4b70c7e25 good drgpunch

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Dragon Punch (c) 1989 LOG.

A puzzle game.


Game ID : 24

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 5.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 2.75 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in July 1989.

Licensed to and adapted by Dynax.

This game is known outside Japan as "Sports Match".


Sports Match is another layout of 'Szechuan'-style solitaire mahjong but the tiles have been changed to a sports theme. The background is made up of grey squares. The character that smashes matched tiles is dressed in a referee uniform.

Dragon Punch uses traditional mahjong tiles. The background is green squares and has pictures of people and bamboo on it. The character that smashes matched tiles is a fat, shirtless Asian man with glasses.


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 drgpunch

0.60 [Uki]

0.55 [Luca Elia]


- 0.138: David Bain added 'Intermissions' dipswitch to clone Sports Match.

- 0.66: Changed Dragon Punch (Japan) to parent set. Changed visible area to 512x240 and cpu1 rom address to $28000.

- 0.60: Uki added clone Dragon Punch (Japan).

- 1st May 2002: Uki added Dragon Punch to the Dynax driver.

- 0.59: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 5.5MHz and YM2203 to 2.75MHz. Added dipswitches 'Demo Sounds' and 'Unknown 2-8'.

- 13th March 2002: Uki fixed the clock frequencies and dipswitch settings in Sports Match.

- 0.55: Luca Eli added Sports Match (Dynax 1989 (Fabtek license)) (sprtmtch).

- 26th August 2001: Luca Elia wrote a driver for Sports Match.

LEVELS: 18 (endless)

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