fshark Flying Shark (World)

Immagine gioco: Flying Shark (World)
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Romset name: fshark.zip
Production year: 1987
Manufacturer: Toaplan / Taito Corporation

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine has the following clones:
 • Flyin' Shark (bootleg of Hishou Zame)
 • Flying Shark (bootleg with 8741)
 • Hishou Zame (Japan)
 • Sky Shark (US, set 1)
 • Sky Shark (US, set 2)

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: .035rc2

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

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

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 7000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 3500000 Hz
    TMS32010 ("dsp")cpu 14000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM3812 ("ymsnd")audio 3500000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 320 x 240 @ 54.877858 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
     Very Hard
    Bonus Life50k 200k 150k+
     70k 270k 200k+
     50k Only
     100k Only
    Dip Switch DisplayOff
    Allow ContinueNo

  • ROMs (31 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    b02_18-1.m86553604739e02 8a14284adb0f0f33adf9affdec081c90de85d594 good fshark
    b02_17-1.p865536fd6ef7a8 ddbc05ce694ab4d929f5f621d95800b612bc5f66 good fshark
    b02_16.l532768cdd1a153 de9827a959039cf753ecac6756fb1925c37466d8 good fshark
    82s137-1.mcu1024cc5b3f53 33589665ac995cc4645b56bbcd6d1c1cd5368f88 good fshark
    82s137-2.mcu102447351d55 826add3ea3987f2c9ba2d3fc69a4ad2d9b033c89 good fshark
    82s137-3.mcu102470b537b9 5211ec4605894727747dda66b70c9427652b16b4 good fshark
    82s137-4.mcu10246edb2de8 48459037c3b865f0c0d63a416fa71ba1119f7a09 good fshark
    82s137-5.mcu1024f35b978a 90da4ab12126727cd9510fdfe4f626452116c543 good fshark
    82s137-6.mcu10240459e51b b673f5e1fcf60c0ba668aeb98d545d17b988945d good fshark
    82s137-7.mcu1024cbf3184b a3eafadc319183ed688dc081c4dfcbe8d476abea good fshark
    82s137-8.mcu10248246a05c 2511fa99fbdd6c75281fa85ecca2a617d36eb360 good fshark
    b02_07-1.h1116384e669f80e 05c1a4ff9adaa6c8035f38a76c5ee333fafba2bf good fshark
    b02_06-1.h10163845e53ae47 55bde4133deebb59a87d9b96c6d0fd7b4bbc0e02 good fshark
    b02_05-1.h816384a8b05bd0 37317838ea57cb98cf9599cedf8e72bcae913d29 good fshark
    b02_12.h2032768733b9997 75e874a1d148fcc8fa09bb724ce8346565ace4e5 good fshark
    b02_15.h24327688b70ef32 e1f988d650dce17e3bfbea12e5fddbb671df18d4 good fshark
    b02_14.h2332768f711ba7d 49644a264c09fc2d743e4f801b8b82e980f2def9 good fshark
    b02_13.h213276862532cd3 df483db7604c0135130f92b08bad3fbffb4f5c47 good fshark
    b02_08.h1332768ef0cf49c 6fd5727462cd6c5dab4c5d780bd7504e48583894 good fshark
    b02_11.h1832768f5799422 3f79dd849db787695a587f0db19a6782153b5955 good fshark
    b02_10.h16327684bd099ff 9326075f83549b0a9656f69bd4436fb1be2ac805 good fshark
    b02_09.h1532768230f1582 0fd4156a46ed64cb6e5c59b8836382dd86c229cf good fshark
    b02_01.d15655362234b424 bd6242b9dcdb0f582565df588106cd1ce2aad53b good fshark
    b02_02.d166553630d4c9a8 96ce4f41207c5487e801a8444030ec4dc7b58b23 good fshark
    b02_03.d176553664f3d88f d0155cfb0a8885d58e34141f9696b9aa208440ca good fshark
    b02_04.d20655363b23a9fc 2ac34445618e17371b5eed7eb6f43da4dbb99e28 good fshark
    b02-20.b425624e7d62f 1c06a1ef1b6a722794ca1d5ee2c476ecaa5178a3 good fshark
    b02-21.b5256a50cef09 55cafb5b2551b80ae708e9b966cf37c70a16d310 good fshark
    b02-19.b232f72482db b0cb911f9c81f6088a5aa8760916ddae1f8534d7 good fshark
    b02-22.c2132bc88cced 5055362710c0f58823c05fb4c0e0eec638b91e3d good fshark
    b02-23.f28324fb5df2a 506ef2c8e4cf45c256d6831a0a5760732f2de422 good fshark

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Flying Shark (c) 1987 Taito Corp.

Export version. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Japanese versino entry; "Hi Sho Zame [TP-007]".


Game ID : TP-007

Prom Stickers : B02 / FS

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7 Mhz), Z80 (@ 3.5 Mhz), TMS32010 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Flying Shark was released in March 1987.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kyukyoku Tiger : G.S.M Taito 2 - D28B0008) on 21/11/1988.

This game is known in Japan as "Hi Sho Zame" and in US as "Sky Shark".


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

2. Fighting Hawk (1988)

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


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1987)

Amstrad CPC [EU] (1988)

Atari ST [EU] (1988)

Commodore Amiga [EU] (1988)

Amstrad CPC [EU] (1988, "Taito Coin-Op Hits")

Amstrad CPC [EU] (1988, "Les Défis de Taito")

Amstrad CPC [EU] (199?, "Les Monuments D'Arcade")

Commodore C64 [EU] (1987)


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 fshark

0.35RC2 [Quench]


- 0.149u1: Alex Jackson and Guru added correct PROMs to clone Flyin' Shark (bootleg of Hishou Zame), fixed ROM names, inputs, and improved descriptions of both fshark bootleg sets. Changed description of clones (bootleg, set 1) to 'Flying Shark (bootleg with 8741)' and (bootleg, set 2) to 'Flyin' Shark (bootleg of Hishou Zame)'. Renamed (fsharkbla) to (fnshark).

- 0.144u7: Bonky0013 added clone Flying Shark (bootleg, set 2). Changed description of clone 'Flying Shark (bootleg)' to '(bootleg, set 1)'.

- 0.141u2: Alex Jackson added MCFG_SCREEN_RAW_PARAMS to Twincobr driver, correcting their refresh rates. Changed VSync to 54.877858 Hz.

- 0.137u1: Quench added I8741 and restored correct DSP roms loads and proms for clone Flying Shark (bootleg). Changed VSync to 54Hz.

- 0.136u4: Stephane Humbert fixed dipswitches and inputs in Flying Shark and clones (after verification of the M68000 code).

- 0.129u4: Brian Troha and Stefan Lindberg corrected and added missing proms for Flying Shark and clones. Fixed rom names.

- 16th November 2008: Guru - I recently picked up a pile of junk for spares and repairs from a local friend. It turned out there was quite a bit of interesting stuff in this lot. As far as I can make out, I got Flying Shark (Taito), I think? with TMS320Cxx.

- 0.122u6: Changed TMS32010 CPU3 clock speed to 14MHz.

- 0.105u2: Changed region user1 to cpu3. Fixed cpu3 rom loading.

- 10th October 2005: Guru - Flying Shark (Japanese version, bootleg) arrived. Thanks to our new Korean contact.

- 30th September 2005: Dumping Project - Our Korean contact has bought Flying Shark (bootleg, Japan) at a Korean shop.

- 0.80: Changed TMS32010 clock speed to 3.5MHz.

- 0.62: Changed TMS32010 CPU3 clock speed to 14MHz.

- 0.61: Fixed gfx2 roms addresses and VSync to 54.877857 Hz.

- 7th December 2000: Quench fixed the Flying Shark bootleg, which was broken in b9 and b10.

- 0.37b9: Changed cpu3 roms to user1.

- 0.37b6: Fixed cpu3 rom loading.

- 0.36b11: Added 8x user1 roms ($0-c00 - Co-Processor TMS320C10 MCU code) and proms ($0, 100, 200 - sprite priority control ??).

- 1st December 1999: Quench added new MCU roms to Flying Shark and Wardner.

- 0.35RC2: Quench added Flying Shark (World) (Taito 1987) and clones Flying Shark (bootleg), Sky Shark (US) and Hishou Zame (Japan).

- 24th June 1999: Brad Oliver fixed Flying Shark bootleg MCU rom loading on the Mac side.

- 18th June 1999: Quench sent in a driver for Flying Shark.

- 2nd December 1997: Dumped Flying Shark (World).

- 9th November 1997: J-ROM dumped Hishou Zame (Japan).

LEVELS: 5 (endless)

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