fhawk Fighting Hawk (World)

Immagine gioco: Fighting Hawk (World)
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Romset name: fhawk.zip
Production year: 1988
Manufacturer: Taito Corporation Japan

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine has the following clones:
 • Fighting Hawk (Japan)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .078

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 6665280 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Z80 ("slave")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2203 ("ymsnd")audio 3000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

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

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Coin A4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
    Coin B1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits

  • ROMs (6 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    b70-11.ic31310727d9f7583 d8fa7c66a81fb356fa9c72f377bfc31b1837eafb good fhawk
    b70-03.ic252428842d5a9b8 10714fe95c372cec12376e615a9abe213aff12bc good fhawk
    b70-09.ic316553685cccaa2 5459cd8df9d94e1938008cfc17d4ebac98004bfc good fhawk
    b70-08.ic121310724d795f48 58040d8ccbd0572cf6aef6ea9dd646b9338a03a0 good fhawk
    b70-01.ic1524288fcdf67e2 08a6a04a45c4adb4f5b4b0b83e90b2e5fe5cb0b1 good fhawk
    b70-02.ic252428835f7172e f257e9db470bb6dcca491b89cb666ef6d2546887 good fhawk

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    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Fighting Hawk (c) 1988 Taito.

The player controls his fighting plane 'Falcon' and fights against enemies in each round of grassy plain, iceberg, glacier, snowfield and city. His final aim is to shoot down the enemy's snowfield newest bomber 'Dragon Hat'.


Taito L System hardware

Prom Sticker : B70

Main CPU : (2x) Z80

Sound CPU : Z80

Sound Chips : YM2203

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Many Japanese gamers expected this game was in the line of Toaplan's "Flying Shark". But the game played very differently from Toaplan's usual style. So, the game was a flop.

Fighting hawk's BGM and graphic engine were re-used in "Master of Weapon". Originally, Master of Weapon (at an early stage of development) was planned to be a sequel of Fighting Hawk.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'H !'.


* Stage selection screen : like many others games in the Taito library, this game has a hidden stage selection screen, here is the process :

1) During the boot of the machine, press the 'service' button.

2) "Service switch error" should appears, new press 1P START (x3) and the service button (x1).

3) Stage Selection screen should appears.


1. Flying Shark [TP-027] (1987)

2. Fighting Hawk (1988)

3. Fire Shark! [TP-017] (1989)


Sound composer: V. Ohashi (Pinch Panchi)


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (January 25, 2007; "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649 (TCPS-10178)]")


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 fhawk

0.78 [Fabrice Arzeno]

0.36b4 [Olivier Galibert]


- 0.150: Brian Troha added IC locations to the Fighting Hawk sets.

- 0.146u4: Fixed maincpu rom address to $20000. This fixed a rare sprites bug (sprites stuck over the background) in Fighting Hawk.

- 0.122u2: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 6665280 Hz, Z80 CPU3 to 4MHz and irq0_line_hold to 3, this fixes the slowdown problems.

- 0.78: Fabrice Arzeno added Fighting Hawk (World). Renamed (fhawk) to (fhawkj).

- 19th December 2003: Fabrice Arzeno added the world version of Fighting Hawk to the Taito L system driver.

- 0.37b11: Added dipswitches 'Difficulty' and 'Unused'.

- 0.37b6: Swapped cpu2/3 roms. Changed Z80 CPU1/3 clock speeds to 6MHz and Z80 CPU2 to 4MHz.

- 0.37b3: Added dipswitches 'Cabinet', 'Flip Screen', 'Demo Sounds' and 'Lives'.

- 0.36b4: Olivier Galibert added Fighting Hawk (Japan) (Taito 1988).

- 26th August 1999: Olivier Galibert sent in a Taito system L driver with support for American Horseshoes, Cachat, Champion Wrestler, Fighting Hawk, Palamedes, Plotting, Puzznic and Raimais. None of them have sound though, and some have graphic bugs.

- 5th March 1999: Vixen dumped Fighting Hawk (Japan).


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