Guerrilla War (Joystick hack bootleg)

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Romset name:
Production year: 1987
Manufacturer: bootleg

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Walking

This machine is a clone of:
 • Guerrilla War (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: Not supported

In MAME since version: .035b04

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Z80 ("sub")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM3526 ("ym1")audio 4000000 Hz
    Y8950 ("ym2")audio 4000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 400 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Position detect
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Position detect

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Bonus Life30k 60k 60k+
     40k 80k 80k+
     50k 100k 100k+
     30k 60k
     40k 80k
     50k 100k
    Allow ContinueNo
    Flip ScreenOff
    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
    Game ModeDemo Sounds Off
     Demo Sounds On
     Infinite Lives (Cheat)

  • System Configurations [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Joystick mode Normal Joystick
     Rotary Joystick

  • ROMs (23 of the parent set, 1 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    g0165536ce1d3c80 605ada3529d0b26425e6c573c31117249bb7a7db good gwarb
    g026553686d931bf 8bf7c7a7c01561568973d01956e5398bbc9c3463 good gwar
    g0365536eb544ab9 433af63feb4c4ef0e3bd383f2f9bc19e436fb103 good gwar
    guprom.31024090236a3 40d066e34291492c6baf8c120657e3d547274b59 good gwar
    guprom.210249147de69 e4b3b546e429c195e82f97322e2a295882e38a58 good gwar
    guprom.110247f9c839e 2fa60fa335f76891d961c9bd0066fa7f82f76779 good gwar
    g053276880f73e2e 820824fb10f7dfec6247b46dde8ff7124bde3734 good gwar
    g0665536f1dcdaef d9b65e7f4025787037628528d3bef699be2eb874 good gwar
    g0765536326e4e5e 6935429925d748bb43072429db0d3b08ffdbc95d good gwar
    g08655360aa70967 a6cbadbb960280b5e79660c0bbd43089ced39a44 good gwar
    g0965536b7686336 d654d282862ff00488be38fb9c1302c8bb6f7e7c good gwar
    g106553658600f7d 3dcd25d1ed07e6f74f3316ebe41768eb155f4c45 good gwar
    g1165536a3f9b463 ee83d18cf08972c792b05c277b1ca25d732e294d good gwar
    g1265536092501be 85d9a8922dde6824805a4b8e6c52b2a9ad092df9 good gwar
    g136553625801ea6 1aa61716d6be399a1eee2ee5079f13da0f1bd4e8 good gwar
    g20655362b46edff db97e042621dcbedfeed71937ead6d715899d4f7 good gwar
    g2165536be19888d bc7b1b6236d41685faacc2008d51ae2da9a82909 good gwar
    g18655362d653f0c 99eb7883822b10f61b6e922c0d0519aacac83732 good gwar
    g1965536ebbf3ba2 bc3631c43058faf1ec6b21ed8017b744afee6f5d good gwar
    g1665536aeb3707f 58d1a71cf83ab0f5f0dd67d441edbc8ece8c2ba5 good gwar
    g17655360808f95f f67763cceb287a02e3b946ade52105a72161e540 good gwar
    g14655368dfc7b87 e3d75020aa1b90f12633f6515a0386f87441b225 good gwar
    g156553606822aac 630d438cbebe0b5af571948d0d3f4996f52aae1d good gwar
    g04655362255f8dd fac31b617762d0fa39cf82a658be250b91ab73ce good gwar

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Guerrilla War (c) 1987 SNK.

The country is struggling under the cruel domination of its evil King. The rebel guerilla leader and his comrades attempt to secretly land on shore. The King's military is waiting for them, however, and the players must fight their way inland to reach and destroy the King's palace stronghold.

In this, the pseudo-sequel to SNK's own superb "Ikari Warriors" (released two years earlier), players must once again shoot their way through a number of vertically scrolling levels, all packed with large numbers of enemy soldiers, gun emplacements and vehicles. Each level also contains a number of captured prisoners tied to wooden stakes, and these can be rescued for extra points.

The players' weapons have only a limited amount of ammunition and additional ammo/grenades must be picked up along the way. A number of gun upgrades can also be found. At various points in the game, players can also enter unoccupied enemy tanks, which provide increased firepower as well as resistance to enemy shots. Too many enemy hits, however, will eventually see the tank explode - this is proceeded by a warning flash to allow the player to exit the tank before the explosion occurs. Should the player be caught inside or near the tank when it explodes, a life is lost.

As with "Ikari Warriors", Guerrilla War features full 360 degree gameplay with attacking troops appearing from all directions. The players' on-screen counterparts are able to rotate themselves accordingly.


Game ID : A7003 'GV'

Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3526 (@ 4 Mhz), Y8950 (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024

Players : 2

Control : dial

Buttons : 2


Released in March 1988 (even if the titlescreen says 1987).

This game is based on the Cuban revolutionary war against the Bautistas that occurred in the 1950's. The first player controls Chè Guevara and the second player controls Fidel Castro, current Cuban dictator. The storyline was changed completely for the US version, because Fidel Castro of Cuba and the United States are bitter enemies, and out of respect for the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Japanese version of this game is called "Guevara".


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1989)

* Computers :

Amstrad CPC (1988)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)

Commodore 64 (1989)

Commodore Amiga (1989)

Atari ST (1989)



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 gwar

0.36b16 [Bryan McPhail]

0.35b4 [Phil Stroffolino]


- 0.138: Changed visible area to 224x400 to Guerrilla War and clones.

- 0.129u4: Changed visible area to 224x400 in clone (Version 1).

- 0.127u7: Stephane Humbert checked inputs and dipswitches via Z80 code analysis for Guerrilla War and clones. Added missing support of normal joystick for player 2 in clone Guerrilla War (Joystick hack bootleg).

- 0.127u2: Nicola Salmoria and Roberto Zandona changed the default bootleg Guerrilla War PCB to be joystick only, and removed code duplication. Changed description of clone 'Guerrilla War (bootleg)' to 'Guerrilla War (Joystick hack bootleg)'.

- 0.127u1: SNK rewrite [Nicola Salmoria]: Fixed sprite-sprite priorities. Converted to tilemaps, proper memory map, fixed input and added DIP locations etc. Nicola Salmoria fixed Guerrilla War (bootleg) doesn't need a rotary joy.

- 0.112u1: Derrick Renaud removed the Guerrilla War control hack from the Ikari games that did not need it. Modified the Guerrilla War control hack so it is only used for 1 frame, making it unnoticeable.

- 0.102u5: Highwayman added proms ($c00, 1000, 1400 - h-decode, v-decode and ls-joystick encoder).

- 0.68: Changed visible area to 224x384.

- 4th February 2001: InsideOutBoy enabled service mode in Guerrilla War.

- 22nd December 2000: Phil Stroffolino fixed a joystick emulation error in Guerrilla War.

- 0.36b16: Bryan McPhail added Guerrilla War (US) and clones (Version 1) and Guevara (Japan). Changed 'Guerrilla War' to clone '(bootleg)'. Renamed (gwar) to (gwarb). Exchange the YM3526 with a Y8950 (4MHz).

- 28th January 2000: Bryan McPhail added some Guerrilla War clones to the SNK driver.

- 0.36b13: Fixed sound in many SNK 8-bit games (Guerilla War, Psycho Soldier, Ikari Warriors, etc.) [].

- 26th December 1999: and Matthew Conte made some fixes to SNK games sound.

- 0.35b8: Fixed gfx4 rom loading and visible area to 224x368.

- 0.35b4: Phil Stroffolino added Guerrilla War (SNK 1987).

- 26th November 1997: THE SHEEP dumped Guerrilla War (Joystick hack bootleg).


- The country is struggling against the cruel domination of the King. Their leader and his comrades attempt to secretly land on the shore. But the King's military is waiting to attack them.


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