Espgaluda (2003/10/15 Master Ver)

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Production year: 2003
Manufacturer: Cave (AMI license)

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine has the following clones:
 • Espgaluda (2003/10/15 Master Ver, bootleg cartridge conversion)

This machine works in MAME with problems This machine works in MAME with problems

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Imperfect
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .140u2

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

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

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 20000000 Hz
    Z80 ("soundcpu")cpu 8467200 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    ICS2115 ("ics")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 448 x 224 @ 59.170000 Hz

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

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

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Service ModeOff

  • ROMs (8 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    espgaluda_v100.u38209715208ecec34 bce2e7fb9105ed51603d09cbd3a9eeb5b8f47ee2 good espgal
    espgal_igs027a.bin16384  nodump espgal
    t01s.u1820971521a7123a0 cc567f577bfbf45427b54d6695b11b74f2578af3 good espgal
    t04801w064.u1983886086021c79e fbc340dafb18aa3094de29b881318a5a9794e4bc good espgal
    a04801w064.u7838860826dd4932 9bbabb5a53cb5ba88397cc2c258980f3b70314ce good espgal
    a04802w064.u883886080e6bf7a9 a7541e2b5a0df2bc62a5b347e54dbc2ed1922db2 good espgal
    b04801w064.u1838860898dce13a 61d48b7117459f7babc022b68231f6928177a71d good espgal
    w04801b032.u17419430460298536 6b7333f16cce778c5725dbdf75a5446f0906397a good espgal

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Espgaluda (c) 2003 Cave Co., Ltd.


IGS PGM Hardware

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 20 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 8.468 Mhz)

Sound Chips : ICS2115 (@ 8.468 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-Way Joystick

Buttons : 3

=> [A] Shoot, [B] Change Sex, [C] Psychic Bomb


Espgaluda was released in October 2003.

Developed by Cave and distributed by AMI (Amusement Marketing International).

The title of this game literally means 'Butterfly with Extras Sensory Powers'.

Cave released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Espgaluda Original Soundtrack / CVST-0001) on March 15, 2004.


* Change Sex : During the so-called 'sex change' move, bullets slow down and enemy bullets are capable of being transformed formed into massive amounts of gold. However, in order to access the sex-change move, you must collect green jewels in your normal form.


1. ESP (1998)

2. Espgaluda (2003)

3. Espgaluda II (2005)

4. Espgaluda II [Black Label] [Model K2F-00001] (2010, XBOX360)


Producer: Kenichi Takano

Director: Tsuneki Ikeda

World & Character Designer: Kado Tsukasa

Programmers: Tsuneki Ikeda, Takashi Ichimura

Designers: Akira Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Hideki Nomura, Kengo Arai

Voice Actors:

*Ageha Male*: Yutaka Koizumi

*Ageha Female*: Iho Matusukubo

*Tateha Female*: Sakuri Nagayama

*Tateha Male*: Yuko Gibu

*Seseri*: Yoshima Ninomiya

*Jakou*: Hiroshi Yamasaki

*System*: Ai Aiwasa (As Kikaku)

Music Producer: Toshiaki Tomizawa

Sound Creators: Neptune, Reeb, T-Force

Special Assists: Satoshi Kouyama, Yasushi Imai


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (June 17, 2004; "Espgaluda [Model SLPS-25352]")


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 espgal

0.140u2 [Corrado Tomaselli]

Artwork available


- 0.143u9: Changed description to 'Espgaluda (2003/10/15 Master Ver)'.

- 0.143u7: Changed description to 'EspGaluda (2003/10/15 Master Ver)'.

- 29th December 2010: Mr. Do - Added/scanned instruction card for EspGaluda provided by Famitsu1.

- 0.140u3: Added missing tiles/sprite and samples roms to EspGaluda - Game now playable. Changed description to 'EspGaluda (V100, first revision)' and VSync to 59.17 Hz.

- 0.140u2: Corrado Tomaselli added EspGaluda (Cave 2002).

- 7th September 2008: Corrado Tomaselli dumped EspGaluda.

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

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