enigma2 Enigma II

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Romset name: enigma2.zip
Production year: 1981
Manufacturer: Game Plan (Zilec Electronics license)

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gallery

This machine has the following clones:
 • Enigma II (Space Invaders hardware)
 • Phantoms II (Space Invaders hardware)

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: .070u2

The MAME driver of this machine is: enigma2.cpp - Read the code

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 2500000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 2500000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    AY-3-8910A ("aysnd")audio 1250000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 256 x 224 @ 52.787162 Hz

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

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

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Skill level1
    Number of invaders16
    Coinage2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit

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

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    1.5d2048499749de 401928ff41d3b4cbb68e6ad3bf3be4a10ae1781f good enigma2
    2.7d2048173c1329 3f1ad46d0e58ab236e4ff2b385d09fbf113627da good enigma2
    3.8d2048c7d3e6b1 43f7c3a02b46747998260d5469248f21714fe12b good enigma2
    4.10d2048c6a7428c 3503f09856655c5973fb89f60d1045fe41012aa9 good enigma2
    5.11d2048098ac15b cce28a2540a9eabb473391fff92895129ae41751 good enigma2
    6.13d2048240a9d4b ca1c69fafec0471141ce1254ddfaef54fecfcbf0 good enigma2
    enigma2.s409668fd8c54 69996d5dfd996f0aacb26e397bef314204a2a88a good enigma2
    7.11f2048409b5aad 1b774a70f725637458ed68df9ed42476291b0e43 good enigma2
    8.13f2048e9cb116d 41da4f46c5614ec3345c233467ebad022c6b0bf5 good enigma2

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Enigma II (c) 1981 GamePlan.

An old shoot'em up.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : AY8910 (@ 1.25 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 2


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 enigma2

0.70u2 [Pierpaolo Prazzoli, Tomasz Slanina]


- Enigma 2 (1984 Zilec Electronics UK) was a conversion applied to a Taito Space Invaders Part II board set. On board is a "Sound System" board plugged into one of the EPROM sockets that contains a CPU, sound ROM, 2 x 2114, an AY PSG and a block of dipswitches (i.e. a cut down Scramble-style sound board).


- [possible] Colors are possibly incorrect. Tafoid (ID 03181)


- 0.142u3: Angelo Salese removed deprecat.h dependancy and updated irqs accordingly for Enigma II.

- 0.139u2: Phil Bennett fixed most dipswitches no longer functional in Enigma II.

- 0.138u2: Andrew Welburn added clone Phantoms II (Space Invaders hardware).

- 0.135u2: Fabio Priuli added save state support to Enigma II.

- 0.115: Zsolt Vasvari updates Enigma 2 video and interrupt systems from the schematics. Changed the color gun layout to match the flyers as much as possible. Changed description to 'Enigma II' and clone to 'Enigma II (Space Invaders hardware)'. Changed region user1 to proms ($800), visible area to 224x256 and VSync to 52.787162 Hz.

- 0.90u1: Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed Enigma 2 colours.

- 0.90: Chaneman and Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed colors and cocktail support in Enigma 2. Added 'Cabinet' dipswitch.

- 0.79u2: Tomasz Slanina fixes Enigma 2. Added Z80 (2.5MHz) CPU2 and AY-3-8910 (1.25 Hz) sound, background starfield and cocktail mode. Fixed visible area to 224x240, some (protection?) bugs and colors.

- 16th February 2004: Tomasz Slanina - Changes in Enigma 2 driver: decrypted sound roms, added cocktail mode and added bg stars(incomplete, blinking freq is unknown).

- 0.79: Added new cpu2 rom ($0).

- 0.70u3: Changed 'Enigma 2' to clone 'Enigma 2 (Space Invaders Hardware)' and clone '(old version)' to parent 'Enigma 2'. Renamed (enigma2) to (enigma2a) and (enigma2a) to (enigma2). Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 2.5MHz. Replaced Z80 CPU with I8080 (2MHz) in clone (Space Invaders Hardware).

- 20th June 2003: Tomasz Slanina fixed clock frequency, added colormap, fake colors (based on flyer) and thrust button.

- 0.70u2: Pierpaolo Prazzoli and Tomasz Slanina added Enigma 2 (Zilec 1984) and clone (old version). No Sound (bad rom?) could be merged with 8080bw?

- 18th June 2003: Pierpaolo Prazzoli sent in a driver for Enigma 2 written by him and Tomasz Slanina.

- 15th April 1998: Dumped ENIGMA II, ZILEC CORP(GAME PLAN).

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