kotm2 King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing (NGM-039 ~ NGH-039)

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Romset name: kotm2.zip
Production year: 1992
Manufacturer: SNK

Game genre: Fighter
Category: Fighter / Multiplay

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • Neo-Geo (neogeo.zip)

This machine has the following clones:
 • King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing (prototype)

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: .034b02

The MAME driver of this machine is: neodriv.hxx - 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
    YM2610 ("ymsnd")audio 8000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 59.185606 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 4

  • Media switches [Show details]

    Media deviceSwitchExtensions
    memcard ("memcard") memcard / memc neo

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Setting ModeOff
     VS Mode
     Mahjong Panel
    COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)1
    COMM Setting (Link Enable)Off
    Free PlayOff

  • BIOS Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    euro Europe MVS (Ver. 2)
    euro-s1 Europe MVS (Ver. 1)
    us US MVS (Ver. 2?)
    us-e US MVS (Ver. 1)
    us-v2 US MVS (4 slot, Ver 2)
    asia Asia MVS (Ver. 3)
    japan Japan MVS (Ver. 3)
    japan-s2 Japan MVS (Ver. 2)
    japan-s1 Japan MVS (Ver. 1)
    mv1c NEO-MVH MV1C
    japan-j3 Japan MVS (J3)
    japan-hotel Custom Japanese Hotel
    unibios32 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.2)
    unibios31 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.1)
    unibios30 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.0)
    unibios23 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)
    unibios23o Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)
    unibios22 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)
    unibios21 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)
    unibios20 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)
    unibios13 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)
    unibios12 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)
    unibios12o Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)
    unibios11 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)
    unibios10 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)

  • ROMs (10 of the machine set, 28 of the BIOS set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    sp-s2.sp11310729036d879 4f5ed7105b7128794654ce82b51723e16e389543 good neogeo
    sp-s.sp1131072c7f2fa45 09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd good neogeo
    sp-u2.sp1131072e72943de 5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb good neogeo
    sp-e.sp11310722723a5b5 5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8 good neogeo
    v2.bin13107262f021f4 62d372269e1b3161c64ae21123655a0a22ffd1bb good neogeo
    asia-s3.rom13107291b64be3 720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1 good neogeo
    vs-bios.rom131072f0e8f27d ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075 good neogeo
    sp-j2.sp1131072acede59c b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91 good neogeo
    sp1.jipan.10241310729fb0abe4 18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d good neogeo
    sp-45.sp152428803cc9f6a cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1 good neogeo
    japan-j3.bin131072dff6d41f e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085 good neogeo
    sp-1v1_3db8c.bin131072162f0ebe fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_2.rom131072a4e8b9b3 c92f18c3f1edda543d264ecd0ea915240e7c8258 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_1.rom1310720c58093f 29329a3448c2505e1ff45ffa75e61e9693165153 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_0.rom131072a97c89a9 97a5eff3b119062f10e31ad6f04fe4b90d366e7f good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_3.rom13107227664eb5 5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0 good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_3o.rom131072601720ae 1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9 good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_2.rom1310722d50996a 5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_1.rom1310728dabf76b c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_0.rom1310720c12c2ad 37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_3.rom131072b24b44a0 eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_2.rom1310724fa698e9 682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_2o.rom131072e19d3ce9 af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770 good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_1.rom1310725dda0d84 4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7 good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_0.rom1310720ce453a0 3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9 good neogeo
    039-p1.p1524288b372d54c b70fc6f72e16a66b6e144cc01370548e3398b8b8 good kotm2
    039-p2.p252428828661afe 6c85ff6ab334b1ca744f726f42dac211537e7315 good kotm2
    039-s1.s113107263ee053a 7d4b92bd022708975b1470e8f24d1f5a712e1b94 good kotm2
    sfix.sfix131072c2ea0cfd fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3 good neogeo
    000-lo.lo1310725a86cff2 5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a good neogeo
    sm1.sm113107294416d67 42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf good neogeo
    039-m1.m11310720c5b2ad5 15eb5ea10fecdbdbcfd06225ae6d88bb239592e7 good kotm2
    039-v2.v2209715286d34b25 89bdb614b0c63d678962da52e2f596750d20828c good kotm2
    039-v4.v410485768fa62a0b 58ac2fdd73c542eb8178cfc4adfa0e5940183283 good kotm2
    039-c1.c120971526d1c4aa9 4fbc9d7cb37522ec298eefbe38c75a2d050fbb4a good kotm2
    039-c2.c22097152f7b75337 4d85f85948c3e6ed38b0b0ccda79de3ce026e2d9 good kotm2
    039-c3.c3524288bfc4f0b2 f4abe2b52882b966412f3b503b8f2c8f49b57968 good kotm2
    039-c4.c452428881c9c250 e3a34ff69081a8681b5ca895915892dcdccfa7aa good kotm2

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing (c) 1992 SNK [Shin Nihon Kikaku].

This sequel adds a few new elements such as small, annoying enemies on the battlefield in addition to the main foe in each stage.


SNK Neo-Geo MVS Hardware

Game ID : [Model NGM-039]

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]

2 Players - 4 Buttons Per Player (3 usables).

=> [Joystick] 8-Way, [A] Punch [B] Kick [C] Jump


King of the Monsters 2 was released on May 25, 1992.


1. King of the Monsters [Model NGM-016] (1991)

2. King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing [Model NGM-039] (1992)


Planner & Director : Hamachi Papa

Chief Designer : Mitsuzo (Mitsuzou)

Main Character Designers : Abe, Taka, Pan, Ponda, Ahokamen

Main Scroll Designers : Sakai Goma, Manoru

Sub Designers : Kilitao, Bob Fukumizu

Main Programmer : Magi2

Sub Programmers : Hiroshi & Tadashi, Nishiura, Cyber Kondo, Atomic Abe

Music Designers : Tarkun, Toshio Shimizm (Shimizum), Jojoha Kitapy, Team C2H5OH

Producer : Kawano

Executive Producer : Eikichi Kawasaki


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (June 19, 1992; "King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing [Model NGH-039]")

SNK Neo-Geo [US] (June 19, 1992; "King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing [Model NGH-039]")

Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (December 22, 1993; "King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing [Model SHVC-KT]")

Nintendo Super NES [US] (June ??, 1994; "King of the Monsters 2 [Model SNS-A7SE]")

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (September 9, 1994; "King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing [Model NGCD-039]")

Sega Genesis [US] (??? ??, 1994; "King of the Monsters 2 [Model T-103056]")

Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] [JP] (April 12, 2011)


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 kotm2

0.34b2 [?]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.144u4: kotm2p m1/s1 parent/clone fix [Johnboy]. Fixed rom names in clone (prototype).

- 0.144: Tormod, Kevin Eshbach, f205v, Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clone King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing (prototype).

- 0.143u2: Changed description to 'King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing (NGM-039)(NGH-039)'. Fixed rom names.

- 0.140u1: Johnboy tagged MVS and AES version of King of the Monsters 2.

- 0.79u2: Replaced 2MB gfx3 roms ($200000/1) with 512k roms.

- 0.35b13: Changed description to 'King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing'.

- 0.34b2: Added King of the Monsters 2 (SNK 1992).


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