locomotn Loco-Motion

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Romset name: locomotn.zip
Production year: 1982
Manufacturer: Konami (Centuri license)

Game genre: Puzzle
Category: Puzzle / Sliding

This machine has the following clones:
 • Cotocoto Cottong
 • Guttang Gottong
 • Guttang Gottong (bootleg on Galaxian type hardware)
 • Loco-Motion (bootleg)

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: .027

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 3072000 Hz
    Z80 ("tpsound")cpu 1789772 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    Time Pilot Audio ("timeplt_audio")audio
    AY-3-8910A ("ay1")audio 1789772 Hz
    AY-3-8910A ("ay2")audio 1789772 Hz
    RC Filter ("filter.0.0")audio
    RC Filter ("filter.0.1")audio
    RC Filter ("filter.0.2")audio
    RC Filter ("filter.1.0")audio
    RC Filter ("filter.1.1")audio
    RC Filter ("filter.1.2")audio

  • 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 Alternated
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [4 ways]
      Joystick [4 ways]
    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Demo SoundsOff
    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

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

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    1a.cpu4096b43e689a 7f1a0fa1ea9ff95a9d51b23ea00792ba22024282 good locomotn
    2a.cpu4096529c823d 714ae0af254646eb6ebc5f47422246832e89ccfb good locomotn
    3.cpu4096c9dbfbd1 10ec7403053ef52d0ce4aa6eab3e82a3ea5e57ff good locomotn
    4.cpu4096caf6431c f013d8846fad9f64367b69febeb7512029a639c0 good locomotn
    5.cpu409664cf8dd6 8fa1b5c4a7f136cb74833425a565fa558eeee083 good locomotn
    1b_s1.bin4096a1105714 6e2e264748ab90bc5e8e8167f17ff91677ef6ae7 good locomotn
    5l_c1.bin40965732eda9 451de30946a9c8198c5ec83cc5c50e3ac2f9f56b good locomotn
    c2.cpu4096c3035300 ddb1d658a28b973b60e2ce72fd7662537e147860 good locomotn
    10g.bpr2562ef89356 5ed33386bab5d583358709c92f21ad9ad1a1bce9 good locomotn
    8b.bpr3275b05da0 aee98f5389e42332f30a6882ee22ff23f37e0573 good locomotn
    9d.bpr256aa6cf063 08c1c9ab03eb168954b0170d40e95eed81022acd good locomotn
    7a.bpr3248c8f094 61592209720fddc8991751edf08b6950388af42e good locomotn
    10a.bpr32b8861096 26fad384ed7a1a1e0ba719b5578e2dbb09334a25 good locomotn

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    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Loco-Motion (c) 1982 Centuri

A puzzle game where players control a train on railroad tracks.


Game ID : GX359

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), (6x) RC (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 96

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in April 1982 by Centuri, under license from Konami.

This game is also known as "Guttang Gottong".

Bud Wellington holds the official record for this game with 134,880 points.


Countdown bonus : time remaining on counter.

Clearing a station : 100 points.

Random Exit Track : 150 points per crossing.

Clearing a level : 1,000 points.

Clearing a level by getting all passengers : 5,000 points.


* On early stages always go for the bonus stations, as they yield the biggest points score during normal gameplay.

* If a bonus station timer is getting low, don't go for it unless you are 100% sure you will make it. It's not worth risking a life for a 20 point bonus!

* Learn to move the track quickly, as this is the key to getting your train to its desired target. You should be able to move a piece of track 3 or 4 times while your train is still on it, moving at normal speed.

* If you have a long route opened up in front of you, run it at full speed, but remember it takes a couple of seconds at the end for your train to slow to its normal speed.

* When your train is moving along a long route try to plan where it will go next by moving pieces your train has already passed over and maybe even swapping some of those around ahead of you to change your route.


* Consoles :

Mattel Intellivision (1982)

Atari 2600 (1983)

* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1992)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Arcade Retro Lounge; http://tips.retrogames.com/

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 locomotn

0.27 [Nicola Salmoria, Lawnmower Man]

Artwork available


- 0.149: Basilio García added clone Guttang Gottong (bootleg on Galaxian type hardware). Nothing tricky, just needs more work. Added rom banking to clone Guttang Gottong (bootleg on Galaxian type hardware) so that the music plays (because they had to rewrite the sound / music for galaxian hardware and there wasn't enough rom space they bank it at 0x2000) [David Haywood].

- 0.140u2: Added 'Time Pilot Audio' sound.

- 0.128u5: David Haywood added clone Loco-Motion (bootleg).

- 3rd June 2008: 3D ARCADE - New 3D cabinet model for Loco-Motion from btribble and Groni.

- 0.123u1: Zsolt Vasvari removed color tables from Rally X driver. Added RESNET color computations where appropriate. Changed palettesize to 324 colors.

- 3rd February 2008: f205v dumped Loco-Motion (bootleg), with same attract mode as Cottong.

- 11th March 2007: Mr. Do - I found a decent picture of a Locomotion bezel, which was simple enough in shape to vector. Thanks again to Jcroach for the fine vectoring job.

- 0.93: Added 6x RC_Filter.

- 0.79u1: Changed palettesize to 96 colors.

- 0.60: Changed visible area to 224x256. Added 'Unused' dipswitch. Removed 3rd coin slot.

- 0.37b14: Added 'Intermissions' dipswitch.

- 0.36b15: Changed description of clone 'Guttong Gottong' to 'Guttang Gottong'.

- 0.36b13: Fixed gfx2 rom ($0 - dots).

- 0.36b8: Added clone Guttong Gottong. Fixed rom names.

- 0.36b2: Added gfx2 rom (dots) and proms ($120, 140 - video layout and video timing).

- 2nd August 1999: Nicola added the two missing PROMs to clone Cotocoto Cottong.

- 0.35: Added clone Cotocoto Cottong (bootleg 1982).

- 26th June 1999: Nicola added a Locomotion bootleg romset.

- 0.35b8: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 1789772 Hz.

- 0.33b3: Dani Portillo added high score saving to Locomotion.

- 0.31: Nicola Salmoria discovered that Locomotion runs on (almost) the same graphics hardware as Rally X. This fixed the smoke which was using wrong graphics (and had instead to be drawn like the dots in the Rally X radar). Jim Hernandez fixed music tempo and pitch in Locomotion. Kevin Klopp added accurate colors to Locomotion.

- 0.30: Gonzalo Casas added slightly better colors to Locomotion.

- 0.28: Mike Balfour added high score saving to Loco-Motion.

- 0.27: Nicola Salmoria and Lawnmower Man added Loco-Motion (Konami 1982). Control: Arrows = Move around and CTRL = Accelerate. Known issues: What do the dipswitches do?

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