Diet Family

Immagine gioco: Diet Family
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Romset name:
Production year: 2001
Manufacturer: SemiCom

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gallery

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: .145u1

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

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

    E1-16T ("maincpu")cpu 50000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2151 ("ymsnd")audio 3500000 Hz
    OKI6295 ("oki")audio 1750000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 236 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 4

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

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    rom1524288738636d2 ba7906df99764ee7e1f505c319d364c64c605ff0 good dtfamily
    rom25242880953f5e4 ee8b3c4f9c9301c9815747eab5435e006ec84ca1 good dtfamily
    roml0020971527e2a7520 0ff157fe34ff31cd8636af821fe14c12242d757f good dtfamily
    romu002097152c170755f 019d24979071f0ab2b3c93a5ec9327e6a0b2afa2 good dtfamily
    roml0120971523d487ffe c5608423d608922c0e1ac8bdfaa0de062b2c9821 good dtfamily
    romu012097152716efedb fb468d93817a49173698872c49a289c257f77a92 good dtfamily
    roml022097152c3dd3c96 2707f690b5850685f782fc04a7dbd1d91f443223 good dtfamily
    romu02209715280830961 b318e9e3a4d1d7dca61d7d4c9ee01f605e2b2f4a good dtfamily
    vrom15242884aacaef3 c079170dc0ba0b91b1780cd175dc38151d640ff0 good dtfamily

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Diet Family (c) 2001 SemiCom.

A vertical shoot'em up in which you can choose 5 different incredible characters. It seems the main goal of this game is destroy all food and escape getting fat.


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


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 dtfamily

0.145u1 [Dr. Spankenstein, Paratech, joe35car, tormod, M. Hoenig, Mosquito2001, M. Ponweiser, M. Viste, Phil Bennett, N. Francfort, A. Costin, J. Finney, gamerfan, Smitdogg, The Dumping Union]


- 0.145u1: Added Diet Family (SemiCom 2001). David Haywood added correct speed up to Diet Family.

- 16th February 2012: Smitdogg - We got the crazy rare Diet Family shooting game by Semicom. It's pretty good, I think it's easily one of their best games. The enemy patterns and powerups are like an oldschool Galaga style but the game has newer-school elements like a combo and scoring system and selectable players that have differing shots and movement speeds and there is a B buttom "bomb" type move that freezes enemies for a bit when you get in trouble, and the theme is sort of outrageous. It was incredibly expensive and I paid for the majority of it out of pocket so if you can help reimburse me any of the cost I would appreciate it and you'll be credited on it when it gets added to MAME.

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