Rumba Lumber

Immagine gioco: Rumba Lumber
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Romset name:
Production year: 1984
Manufacturer: Taito

Game genre: Maze
Category: Maze

This machine works in MAME with problems This machine works in MAME with problems

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Imperfect
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported
Protection emulation: Preliminary

In MAME since version: .140u3

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

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

    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("speaker")audio
    AY-3-8910A ("aysnd")audio 2000000 Hz
    MSM5232 ("msm")audio 2000000 Hz
    8-Bit R-2R DAC ("dac")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 [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Bonus Life20000 50000
     10000 60000
     10000 40000
     10000 20000
    Free PlayOff
    Coin A9 Coins/1 Credit
     8 Coins/1 Credit
     7 Coins/1 Credit
     6 Coins/1 Credit
     5 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     1 Coin/7 Credits
     1 Coin/8 Credits
    Coin B9 Coins/1 Credit
     8 Coins/1 Credit
     7 Coins/1 Credit
     6 Coins/1 Credit
     5 Coins/1 Credit
     4 Coins/1 Credit
     3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
     1 Coin/7 Credits
     1 Coin/8 Credits
    Training StageOff
    Attract SoundOff
    Coinage DisplayOff
    Copyright StringTaito Corp. MCMLXXXIV
     Taito Corporation
    Infinite LivesOff

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

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    a23_01-1.bin163844bea6e18 b9a85e65105773b5f93dcc5fc1e7c588b2d25056 good rumba
    a23_02-1.bin1638408f98c6f f2a850b1138cfefab6ff1d1adcda9e084f52e9c2 good rumba
    a23_03-1.bin16384ab595427 1ff51740e1c7915e1f79a55801d11c8fdce764c8 good rumba
    a23_08-1.bin8192a18eae00 6ac1ad07bb5a97c6edaaf0e1fb842e1741f4cf1e good rumba
    a23_09.bin8192d0a101d3 c92bb1ce67bec394fd8ce303d9e61eac12493b5d good rumba
    a23_10.bin8192f9447bd4 68c02249ca0e5b923cddb4bff8d090963b9c78e4 good rumba
    a23-11.mc68705p5s2048  nodump rumba
    a23_07.bin8192c98fbea6 edd1e0b2551f726018ca6e0b2cf629046a482711 good rumba
    a23_06.bin8192bf1e3a7f 1258be10739cee6e6a8b2ce4d39f89bff1ea7f16 good rumba
    a23_05.bin8192b40db231 85204efc05e95334576807e4dab866f4f40081e6 good rumba
    a23_04.bin81921d4f001f c3245650e57138ed89e7de8289fe37c5d933ddca good rumba

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Rumba Lumber (c) 1984 Taito.


Even if title screen says MCMLXXXIV (1984), Rumba Lumber was released in September 1985 in Japan.


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 rumba

0.140u3 [Corrado Tomaselli, David Haywood, Angelo Salese]


- 0.148u5: Corrected a couple of dipswitch names for Rumba Lumber and change clocks to be XTAL based [Brian Troha]. Added dipswitches 'Attract Sound' and 'Coinage Display'.

- 0.140u3: Corrado Tomaselli, David Haywood and Angelo Salese added Rumba Lumber (Taito 1984).

- 15th December 2010: David Haywood - Corrado Tomaselli managed to locate a copy of this old 1984 Taito game gathering dust in a warehouse in Italy. Having identified the game as a long lost Taito Rumba Lumber, the owner agreed to loan it, so that it could be studied for emulation. The hardware is a 3 board setup, with 2 boards common to Taito's Fairyland Story, but with a different video board. Unfortunately this means the game is protected by a 68705 MCU, a common occurrence for early Taito games. What Taito protected in this case appears to be the behavior of the bird when it leaves the screen. At the moment, as soon as the bird leaves the screen it gets stuck, offscreen, rendering the level 'broken'. The lives counter is also protected, granting you infinite lives at the moment. Some sprite animation sequences are also protected, when the player throws a wheel they become invisible for a few frames, likewise the death sequence doesn't show fully. Compared to other Taito games, this, on the surface, looks like a fairly light protection, but it will need further investigation to make sure the device isn't doing anything else before the board is returned. Sadly Decapping isn't an option in this case, because it results in the destruction of the chip, and the board is only on loan.

- 8th December 2010: Corrado Tomaselli dumped Rumba Lumber (Taito 1984). Hardware similar to Fairyland Story except for the video board. Wiring is the classic Taito one. All clocks has been verified using a frequency counter. Hardware is capable of playing samples (TTL circuit).

- 4th December 2010: Smitdogg - Corrado Tomaselli got Rumba Lumber.

LEVELS: 16 (endless)

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