ironhors Iron Horse

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Production year: 1986
Manufacturer: Konami

Game genre: Platform
Category: Platform / Shooter Scrolling

This machine has the following clones:
 • Dai Ressya Goutou (Japan)
 • Far West

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: .030

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

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

    M6809 ("maincpu")cpu 3072000 Hz
    Z80 ("soundcpu")cpu 3072000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2203 ("ym2203")audio 3072000 Hz
    DISCRETE ("disc_ih")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 240 x 224 @ 30.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [4 ways]
      Joystick [4 ways]
    Number of buttons: 3

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/2 Credits
     4 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     3 Coins/4 Credits
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     2 Coins/5 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     1 Coin/7 Credits
     Free Play
    Coin B4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/2 Credits
     4 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     3 Coins/4 Credits
     2 Coins/3 Credits
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     2 Coins/5 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     1 Coin/7 Credits
     No Coin B
    Bonus Life30K 70K+
     40K 80K+
     Very Hard
    Demo SoundsOff
    Flip ScreenOff
    Upright ControlsSingle
    Button LayoutPower Attack Squat
     Squat Attack Power

  • ROMs (12 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    13c_h03.bin3276824539af1 1eb96a2cb03007665587d6ec114894ab4cafdb23 good ironhors
    12c_h02.bin16384fab07f86 9f599d32d473d873113b89f2b24a54a435dbcbe5 good ironhors
    10c_h01.bin163842b17930f be7b21f050f6b74c75a33c9284455bbed5b03c63 good ironhors
    08f_h06.bin32768f21d8c93 4245fff5360e10441e11d0d207d510e5c317bb0e good ironhors
    07f_h05.bin3276860107859 ab59b6be155d36811a37dc873abbd97cd0a4120d good ironhors
    09f_h07.bin32768c761ec73 78266c9ff3ea74a59fd3ce84afb4f8a1164c8bba good ironhors
    06f_h04.bin32768c1486f61 4b96aebe5d35fd1d73bde8576689addbb1ff66ed good ironhors
    03f_h08.bin2569f6ddf83 08a37182a974c5448156637f10fe60bfe5f225ad good ironhors
    04f_h09.bin256e6773825 7523e7fa090d850fe79ff0069d3260c76645d65a good ironhors
    05f_h10.bin25630a57860 3ec7535286c8bc65e203320f47e4ed6f1d3d61c9 good ironhors
    10f_h12.bin2565eb33e73 f34916dc4617b0c48e0a7ac6ace97b35dfcf1c40 good ironhors
    10f_h11.bin256a63e37d8 1a0a76ecd14310125bdf41a8431d562ed498eb27 good ironhors

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Iron Horse (c) 1986 Konami.

A side-scrolling platform game in which the player takes on the role of a cowboy train-robber. The cowboy can use either his fists, pistols or a whip and must work his way along a moving train, killing enemy cowboys and collecting money and special weapons.


Game ID : GX560

Main CPU : M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3.072 Mhz), (3x) RC (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 240 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in January 1986.

This game is known in Japan as "Dai Ressya Goutou".

A bootleg of this game is known as "Far West".


* Computers :

Commodore C64 (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 ironhors

0.30 [Mirko Buffoni]


- 30fps framerate seems abnormal. hap (ID 04621)


- 0.144u7: Kanikani updated Iron Horse dipswitches.

- 0.135u3: Fabio Priuli added driver data struct to Iron Horse.

- 0.129u4: Various improvements to clone Far West [Tomasz Slanina].

- 0.124u1: Couriersud added discrete filtering and mixing to Iron Horse. One driver less using FILTER_RC. Replaced 3x RC Filter with Discrete.

- 0.123u1: Zsolt Vasvari removed color tables from Iron Horse. Added RESNET color computations where appropriate. Changed palettesize to 4096 colors.

- 0.116u4: Couriersud fixed behavior of the RC filter in Iron Horse.

- 0.116u3: Couriersud extended the flt_rc filter to support highpass filtering. Fixed the lowpass filter to actually do a lowpass filter. Hooked up the filter to Iron Horse and updated several other drivers to the new interface.

- 0.95: Aaron Giles fixed crash in Iron Horse.

- 0.93: Added 3x RC_Filter.

- 0.57: Fixed a 'debug' message showing after the game over screen in Iron Horse.

- 0.37b15: Fixed gfx1 rom loading. Removed 3rd coin slot.

- 0.36b12: Added dipswitches 'Button Layout' and 'Unused'. Changed description of clone to 'Dai Ressya Goutou (Japan)'.

- 0.36b11: Added clone Dai-ressya Goutou (Japan).

- 7th December 1999: Shingo Suzuki fixed some problems in clone Dai Ressya Goutou.

- 0.36b7: Changed M6809 CPU1, Z80 CPU2 and YM2203 clock speed to 3072000 Hz. Added 'Demo Sounds' and 2x 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 15th October 1999: Shingo Suzuki adjusted Iron Horse sound speeds.

- 0.35b11: Nicola Salmoria fixed sprite glitches in Iron Horse.

- 0.35b1: Howie Cohen added high score saving to Iron Horse.

- 0.34b1: Added color proms ($0, 100, 200, 300, 400 - red, green, blue, character and sprite lookup table).

- 0.31: Nicola Salmoria added clone Far West (bootleg? 1986), a Iron Horse bootleg running on different hardware, not working yet. Stuart Campbell added the missing third button to Iron Horse. Paul Swan and Gerald Vanderick added accurate colors to Iron Horse.

- 24th January 1998: Gerald and Thierry dumped Far West.

- 0.30: Mirko Buffoni added Iron Horse (Konami 1986).

- 11th April 1997: Dumped Iron Horse.

ARCADE RELEASE: Dai Ressya Goutou (Konami) - 1987/Apr/29


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