Final Star Force (Japan)

Immagine gioco: Final Star Force (Japan)
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Production year: 1992
Manufacturer: Tecmo

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine is a clone of:
 • Final Star Force (US)

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: .131u1

The MAME driver of this machine is: tecmo16.cpp - Read the code

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

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2151 ("ymsnd")audio 4000000 Hz
    OKI6295 ("oki")audio 1000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 256 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

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

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
    Coin B4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
    Flip ScreenOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Allow ContinueNo
    Free PlayOff
    Level Up SpeedFast
    Bonus Life200000,1000000
     every 500000,once at highest score

  • ROMs (7 of the parent set, 2 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    1.bin2621441905d85d 83d244f13064b826ccf86b5a8158478452efbf7f good fstarfrcj
    2.bin262144de9cfc39 bd7943f366a3161222848c5f9b687a6ba8c1d43a good fstarfrcj
    fstarf07.rom65536e0ad5de1 677237341e837061b6cc02200c0752964caed907 good fstarfrc
    fstarf03.rom13107254375335 d1af56a7c7fff877066dad3144d0b5147da28c6a good fstarfrc
    fstarf05.rom52428877a281e7 a87a90c2c856d45785cb56185b1a7dff3404b5cb good fstarfrc
    fstarf04.rom524288398a920d eecc167803f48517348d68ce70f15e87eac204bb good fstarfrc
    fstarf09.rom524288d51341d2 e46c319158046d407d4387cb2d8f0b6cfd7be576 good fstarfrc
    fstarf06.rom52428807e40e87 22867e52a8267ae8ae0ff0dba6bb846cb3e1b63d good fstarfrc
    fstarf08.rom131072f0ad5693 a0202801bb9f9c86175ca7989fbc9efa47183188 good fstarfrc

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Final Star Force (c) 1992 Tecmo.

A sequel to Tehkan's 1984 shoot-em-up classic, "Star Force", featuring improved graphics and sound and a new weapons power-up system. The player's ship is equipped with three smart bombs and the fire button can be held down for rapid fire. At regular intervals, a red ship will appear which will release a power-up capsule; the three power-ups available are as follows :

* A-Pulsator :

Fire : Thunder + Homing

Bomb : S-Bomb

* B-Pulsator :

Fire : Wide Shot + Missile

Bomb : M-Bomb

* C-Pulsator :

Fire : Spraygun + Synch-Fire

Bomb : T-Bomb


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.575 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in September 1992.


The US versions have the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' and the 'Recycle It, Don't Trash It!' screens.


Pulsator capsules and fire power will automatically be increased after a period of time, So do not hesitate use the smart bomb if you are in a dangerous situation. Always choose the Thunder Cannon as this is the most powerful of the three primary weapons available. Try to position your ship to the right of the screen as enemy craft tend to appear on this side.


1. Star Force (1984)

2. Final Star Force (1992)


Programmers : Mae-Yan, Laplace, Jun

Mechanical designers : Kazu Tomita, Bon, Hamali Tel, Sato Dou!, Kotoe Murasaki

Background designers : Nawa Lin, Satoru, A. Haruno, Bon, Hamali Tel, Sato Dou!, Kazu Tomita, B. F. R

BGM composers : Wakasugi Matsuri, Yamasan, Kaorin, Rikarin BZ, Rio

Sound effects : Wakasugi Matsuri

Artwork Designer : Maru-Kata


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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 fstarfrc

0.37b5 [Eisuke Watanabe]


- To enter into service mode press and hold start buttons 1 and 2 during P.O.S.T.


- In the intro, when the screen scolls very fast, some garbage will float by a few times. Jonemaan (ID 00954)

- The blending effect isn't quite working correctly. Twisty (ID 00196)


- 0.131u1: Uki added clone Final Star Force (Japan).

- 0.118: BisonSAS fixed 'Difficulty' dipswitch in Final Star Force.

- 0.90: Changed palettesize to 4096 colors.

- 0.63: Added dipswitches 'Flip Screen', 'Difficulty', 'Level Up Speed' and 'Bonus Life'.

- 11th January 2003: Angelo Salese fixed the dipswitch settings in Final Star Force.

- 10th April 2002: David Haywood fixed Final Star Force from crashing.

- 0.37b5: Eisuke Watanabe added Final Star Force (US) (Tecmo 1992). TODO: Wrong background in fstarfrc title.

- 24th June 2000: Eisuke Watanabe submitted a Tecmo16 driver, which supports Ganbare Ginkun and Final Star Force. Nicola Salmoria fixed some graphics glitches in the Tecmo16 driver.


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