esckids Escape Kids (Asia, 4 Players)

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Production year: 1991
Manufacturer: Konami

Game genre: Sports
Category: Sports / Track & Field

This machine has the following clones:
 • Escape Kids (Japan, 2 Players)

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: .100u3

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

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

    KONAMI CPU ("maincpu")cpu 3000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 3579545 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2151 ("ymsnd")audio 3579545 Hz
    K053260 KDSC ("k053260")audio 3579545 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 288 x 224 @ 59.170000 Hz

  • Number of players: 4P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

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

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    17c.bin1310729dfba99c dbcb89aad5a9addaf7200b2524be999877313a6e good esckids
    975f0265536994fb229 bf194ae91240225b8edb647b1a62cd83abfa215e good esckids
    975c09524288bc52210e 301a3892d250495c2e849d67fea5f01fb0196bed good esckids
    975c08524288fcff9256 b60d29f4d04f074120d4bb7f2a71b9e9bf252d33 good esckids
    975c04104857615688a6f a445237a11e5f98f0f9b2573a7ef0583366a137e good esckids
    975c0510485761ff33bb7 eb17da33ba2769ea02f91fece27de2e61705e75a good esckids
    975c06104857636d410f9 2b1fd93c11839480aa05a8bf27feef7591704f3d good esckids
    975c07104857697ec541e d1aa186b17cfe6e505f5b305703319299fa54518 good esckids
    975c03524288dc4a1707 f252d08483fd664f8fc03bf8f174efd452b4cdc5 good esckids
    esckids.nv128a8522e1f 43f82fce3c3b854bc8898c63dffc7c01b288c8aa good esckids

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Escape Kids (c) 1991 Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

An unusual take on the overhead racing genre, Escape Kids has up to 4 players taking on the role of an athletic runner and competing to be the first to cross the finish line in a number of 3-lap races. As well as running, each player has a limited number of 'Super Jumps'; these allow the player to leap over both rival runners and obstacles.

Money is awarded for finishing first, and players can upgrade their runner depending on the amount of money they have available. Runners can be given extra super jumps, an upgrade to stop the runner from skidding when going through a bend in the track, quicker recovery time from falls, or be made stronger (and thus less likely to be knocked over by a rival runner). Special items occasionally appear and can be picked up and used. These range from an item that causes a small earthquake (causing all of the rival runners to tumble along the ground, thus slowing them down) and a bomb, which renders any runner that runs into it unable to move for several seconds.

Each race has a total of five competitors (either human or computer controlled) and players must finish in first place or are disqualified. Any player who wins all three races in a round will be taken to a bonus screen. Here, the player's on-screen counterpart rides a bike and the player must collect as much money as possible.


Main CPU : KONAMI (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K053260 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Escape Kids was released in January 1991.

Some of the sounds in Escape Kids were recycled for other Konami titles :

* The 'oh yeah' (when you insert a coin in Escape Kids) was used as part of the name entry music in "X-Men".

* When you do a super jump during game-play one of two familiar noises happen :

1) The sound that is used in "The Simpsons" whenever you hit someone.


2) The 'yippee' which was later used for "Sunset Riders"'s coin noise.

Soundtrack releases :

Konami Game Music Collection Vol.3 [King Records - KICA-7502 - May 5, 1991]


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 esckids

0.100u3 [Corrado Tomaselli, David Haywood]

0.62 [Ohsaki Masayuki]


- 0.146: Small cosmetic changes to the Vendetta driver plus PCB components verified [Mamesick]. Changed KONAMI CPU1 clock speed to 3MHz and VSync to 59.17 Hz.

- 0.142u4: Angelo Salese and O.Galibert implemented an almost complete Konami K053252 device emulation, adds accurate refresh rate timings and irq acks to Vendetta driver.

- 0.139u2: Phil Bennett added save-state support to the K053260 sound core.

- 0.137: David Haywood implemented default EEPROMs to the Vendetta driver.

- 0.136u1: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct and save states to the Vendetta driver.

- 0.135u4: Fabio Priuli updated Vendetta driver to use EEPROM device and to use the new Konami video devices.

- 0.130u3: Aaron Giles merged memory maps in the Vendetta driver.

- 0.100u3: David Haywood added Escape Kids (Asia, 4 Players). Changed 'Escape Kids (Japan 2 Players)' to clone '(Japan, 2 Players)'. Renamed (esckids) to (esckidsj).

- 22nd September 2005: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Escape Kids (Asia, 4 Players).

- 0.98u3: Mamesick changed visible area to 288x244.

- 0.98u1: David Haywood fixed Escape Kids memory maps and video hardware (vidhrdw\konamiic.c).

- 0.96: Changed KONAMI CPU1 clock speed to 6MHz and Z80, YM2151 and K053260 to 3579545 Hz.

- 0.84u5: Changed KONAMI CPU1 clock speed to 3MHz and Z80 CPU2, YM2151 and 053260 sound to 4MHz.

- 0.79u1: Aaron Giles fixed Escape Kids so it boots again.

- 6th February 2004: Aaron Giles fixed the recently introduced errors in Hydra, Pit Fighter and Escape Kids.

- 0.72u1: Acho A. Tang fixed Escape Kids sprites (vidhrdw\konamiic.c).

- 0.62: Ohsaki Masayuki added Escape Kids (Japan 2 Players) (Konami 1991).

- 24th August 2002: Masayuki Ohsaki submitted a complete driver for Escape Kids, and Nicola Salmoria merged it with the Vendetta driver.


- Persons: Syd Jones is the Player in 'Blue Clothes', Ken Kosugi is the Player in 'Red Clothes', Jya Aziz is the Player in 'Green Clothes' and Dio Vitale is the Player in 'Yellow Clothes'.

- Basic Rule: Complete 3 laps faster than the defending champion in 'Black Clothes' to advance to next race. Control the player: Joystick for direction, Button A for RUN FASTER and Button B for SUPER JUMP. In the Bonus stage use Joystick for direction and Button A or B for JUMP.

- The Game is over, if the champion completes 3 laps quicker than you.

- If you come first 3 times, you can play the Bonus Stage. This stage is winners only.

- The Power Up items a player buys before the game. Power Ups: Super Jump (press Button B), Skid (avoid skids on curves), Quick Get Up (player can get up quickly) and Strong (player becomes tough for bumping).

- Items a player picks up in the middle of game: Pill (cause an earthquake), 'P' (you can run quicker), Meat (extra Super Jump), Cent (player gets one dollar extra) and Bomb (player can't move for a while).

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

Romset: 5825 kb / 10 files / 975.3 zip

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