gunbird Gunbird (World)

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Production year: 1994
Manufacturer: Psikyo

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine has the following clones:
 • Gunbird (Japan)
 • Gunbird (Korea)

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: .060

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

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

    M68EC020 ("maincpu")cpu 16000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2610 ("ymsnd")audio 8000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 59.300000 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 3

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Flip ScreenOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Bonus Life400K
    Service ModeOff
    Coin SlotShared
     Individual [Free Play]
    Coin A3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1C 6C [Free Play]
    Coin B3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1C 6C [Free Play]
    2C Start, 1C ContinueOff
     On [Free Play]

  • System Configurations [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Region Hong Kong

  • ROMs (13 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    4.u46262144b78ec99d 399b79931652d9df1632cd4d7ec3d214e473a5c3 good gunbird
    5.u39262144925f095d 301a536119a0320a756e9c6e51fb10e36b90ef16 good gunbird
    3.u711310722168e4ba ca7ad6acb5f806ce2528e7b52c19e8cceecb8543 good gunbird
    u14.bin20971527d7e8a00 9f35f5b54ae928e9bf2aa6ad4604f669857955ec good gunbird
    u24.bin20971525e3ffc9d c284eb9ef56c8e6261fe11f91a10c5c5a56c9803 good gunbird
    u15.bin2097152a827bfb5 6e02436e12085016cf1982c9ae07b6c6dec82f1b good gunbird
    u25.bin1048576ef652e0c 6dd994a15ced31d1bbd1a3b0e9d8d86eca33e217 good gunbird
    u33.bin209715254494e6b f5d090d2d34d908b56b53a246def194929eba990 good gunbird
    u56.bin10485769e07104d 3bc54cb755bb3194197706965b532d62b48c4d12 good gunbird
    u64.bin524288e187ed4f 05060723d89b1d05714447a14b5f5888ff3c2306 good gunbird
    u3.bin2621440905aeb2 8cca09f7dfe3f804e77515f7b1b1bdbeb7bb3d80 good gunbird
    3021.u691  nodump gunbird
    3020.u191  nodump gunbird

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Gunbird (c) 1994 Psikyo.

In this vertical shoot-'em-up, you have 5 selectable characters who fight the big army of pirates but this time to restore a magic mirror.


Main CPU : 68EC020 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in September 1994.

Marion also appears as a selectable character in another Psikyo's game : "Gunbarich".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Gunbird 2, Gunbird - SGCD-0003) on 04/12/1998.

Note : There are 20 different endings!


* Extra Features : If you hold Test Button + PL1 Button 1 during boot, you get extra options in the test menu. A level skip, BG test usually etc...


1. Gunbird (1994)

2. Gunbird 2 (1998)


Staff : Hirofumi Nakamura, Artmic, Jun-Ichi Niwa, Shin Nakamura, Rick Johnson, Hyoue Ogama, Wataru Yamazaki, Hideyuki Oda, Ikuda Yosida, Youko Tsukagoshi, Hiromi Tanegasima, Toshinori Sugita, Seiki Sato, Shiori Saito, Yusa Tarou

Music Composed by : Masaki Izutani


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn [JP] (December 15, 1995; "Gunbird [Model T-14402G]")

Sony PlayStation [JP] (December 15, 1995; "Gunbird [Model SLPS-00157]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (February 19, 2004; "Gunbird 1&2 [Model SLPM-62469]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (March 18, 2005; "Gunbird 1&2 [Model SLPM-62469]")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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 gunbird

0.60 [Brian Troha]

0.57 [Brian Troha]

0.37b5 [Luca Elia]

< Japan >

Artwork available


- 8th October 2006: Mr. Do - Added Gunbird instruction cards from TheSheep.

- 0.79u2: Leon van Rooij fixed Gunbird attract mode (tilemaps can be opaque).

- 0.67: Changed parent and clone descriptions to 'Gunbird'.

- 0.62: Added new cpu1 roms and changed VSync to 59.299999Hz.

- 4th September 2002: Brian Troha submitted a new version of Gunbird (World) that fixes several bugs caused by the older, corrupt ROMs.

- 30th August 2002: Brian Troha fixed the dipswitches in Strikers 1945 and Gunbird, and Paul Priest improved them a little.

- 0.60: Brian Troha added Gunbird (World). Renamed (gunbird) to (gunbirdk). Added 'Country' dipswitch.

- 24th March 2002: Brian Troha re-submitted the addition of a world version of Gunbird to the Psikyo driver.

- 19th March 2002: Brian Troha corrected the Gunbird addition which is actually a world version.

- 18th March 2002: Pekka Salmia submitted an addition of the USA version of Gunbird to the Psikyo driver.

- 0.57: Added Gunbird (Korea). Renamed (gunbird) to (gunbirdj).

- 1st October 2001: Brian Troha added the Korean versions of Donpachi and Gunbird.

- 2nd July 2001: Bart Puype fixed Gunbird from crashing sometimes.

- 0.37b9: Added 'Flip Screen' dipswitch.

- 0.37b6: Changed 68EC020 CPU1 clock speed to 16MHz.

- 0.37b5: Luca Elia added Gun Bird (Japan) (Psikyo 1994).

- 30th June 2000: Luca Elia sent in a Psikyo driver, the strongest games being Sengoku Ace and Gunbird.

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LEVELS: 7 (restarts once with a "level zero" at the beginning)

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