quester Quester (Japan)

Immagine gioco: Quester (Japan)
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Production year: 1987
Manufacturer: Namco

Game genre: Ball & Paddle
Category: Ball & Paddle / Breakout

This machine has the following clones:
 • Quester Special Edition (Japan)

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: .036rc1

The MAME driver of this machine is: namcos1.cpp - Read the code

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

    M6809 ("maincpu")cpu 1536000 Hz
    M6809 ("subcpu")cpu 1536000 Hz
    M6809 ("audiocpu")cpu 1536000 Hz
    HD63701 ("mcu")cpu 6144000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2151 ("ymsnd")audio 3579580 Hz
    Namco CUS30 ("namco")audio 12000 Hz
    8-Bit R-2R DAC ("dac0")audio
    8-Bit R-2R DAC ("dac1")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 288 x 224 @ 60.606061 Hz

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

    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Level SelectOff
    Unk 1Off
    Service ModeOff

  • ROMs (11 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    qs1_s0.bin65536c2ef3af9 aa0766aad450660e216d817e41e030141e8d1f48 good quester
    qs1_p5.bin65536c8e11f30 33589ceb723c3b3cfbe36d58ca9426d26bd28568 good quester
    qs1_p7b.bin65536f358a944 317adf846c6dbf6d00b13020b5078e2263056f93 good quester
    cus64-64a1.mcu4096ffb5c0bd 7a38c0cc2553c627f4ec507fb6e807cf7d537c02 good quester
    qs1_v0.bin655366a2f3038 00870da9b7f65536ff052c32da2d553f8c6b994b good quester
    qs1_c8.bin6553606730d54 53d79c27e2f1b192b1de781b6b5024eb1e8126ad good quester
    qs1_c0.bin131072ca69bd7a 98130f06e3d7b480b76bf28a4e252b4aaa1e1b3e good quester
    qs1_c1.bin131072d660ba71 738d225c0e2b91c785fde0c33a0520a672933659 good quester
    qs1_c2.bin1310724686f656 8628a18bf7154b8edaf7cfbee2d8881a28690bff good quester
    qs1_o0.bin65536e24f0bf1 31f37f853fe27c24cfeaa059f8959dfea37911cb good quester
    qs1_o1.bin65536e4aab0ca e4765dd369b02492dbb9955cc082f24665a01635 good quester

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    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Quester (c) 1987 Namco.


Namco System 1 hardware

Game ID : QS

Main CPU : 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sub CPU : 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

MCU : HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 24-bit RGB palette

Players : 2

Control : Dial

Buttons : 1


Released in September 1987.

Quester represents the Namco response to Taito's "Arkanoid".

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.4 - VDR-5282) on 08/03/1989.


Game designer : Shinji Noguchi

Field designers : Toru Iwatani, Shinji Noguchi, Yukihiko Yagi

Graphic designers : Nobutaka Nakajima, Shinji Noguchi, Yukari Miyagi, Satoshi Norimatsu, Michiyo Yamashita

Title logo designer : Akira Usukura

Music composer : Shinji Hosoe

Game sequence : Kosei Matsuura

Device driver : Atsushi Yuhara

Sound driver : Junko Ozawa, Takatoshi Kobayashi

Hardware test : Hideto Yamazaki

PCB & chip designers : Toru Ogawa, Makoto Inoue, Tsutomu Fujita, Takao Okada, Kazukiyo Shinozaki

Control panel : Akira Ohsugi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi

Produced by : Toru Iwatani


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 quester

0.36RC1 [Vernon C. Brooks]


- 0.140u3: taka-e added clone Quester Special Edition (Japan).

- 0.89: Added 'Level Select', 'Brightness' and 4x 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.36RC1: Vernon C. Brooks added Quester (Japan) (Namco 1987).

- 22nd February 2000: Vernon C. Brooks added Quester to the Namco System 1 driver.


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