spclaser Space Laser

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Romset name: spclaser.zip
Production year: 1980
Manufacturer: Taito

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gallery

This machine has the following clones:
 • Astro Laser (bootleg of Space Laser)
 • Intruder
 • Space War (Leijac Corporation)

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

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Preliminary
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .034b01

The MAME driver of this machine is: 8080bw.cpp - Read the code

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

    8080 ("maincpu")cpu 1996800 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    SN76477 ("snsnd")audio
    Samples ("samples")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 260 x 224 @ 59.541985 Hz

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

      Joystick [2 ways]
      Joystick [2 ways]
    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coinage1 Coin/1 Or 2 Players
     1 Coin/1 Player 2 Coins/2 Players

  • ROMs (6 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    la012048bedc0078 a5bb0cbbb8e3f27d03beb8101b2be1111d73689d good spclaser
    la02204843bc65c5 5f9827c02c2d221e1607359c840374ff7fb92fbf good spclaser
    la0320481083e9cc 7ad45c6230c9e02fcf51e3414c15e2237eebbd7a good spclaser
    la0420485116b234 b165b2574cbcb26a5bb43f91df5f8be5f111f486 good spclaser
    01.11024aac24f34 ad110e776547fb48baac568bb50d61854537ca34 baddump spclaser
    02.210242bdf83a0 01ffbd43964c41987e7d44816271308f9a70802b baddump spclaser

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device

  • Samples [Show details]


Space Laser (c) 1980 GamePlan.


Main CPU : 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SN76477 (@ 1.9968 Mhz), Samples

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2

Players : 1

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in November 1980.

This game is known under Leijac license as "Space War".


Any ingame UFO : 10~70 points

The other player : 1000 points


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 spclaser

0.34b1 [Al Kossow]

Artwork available

Samples required (Invaders)


- 0.147u4: Space Laser dipswitch info from gregf [hap].

- 0.146u1: hap added placeholder colormap roms to Space Laser and clones Astro Laser and Space War (Leijac Corporation). Replaced DISCRETE sound with Invaders Samples.

- 0.132u1: Yasuhiro Ogawa added BPROMs for clone Intruder and Samples sound (Invaders).

- 0.131u4: Brian Troha updated clone Intruder roms with PCB locations.

- 0.131u3: Smitdogg, Jmurjr and Ranger_Lennier added clone Intruder (GamePlan (Taito) 1980).

- 27th April 2009: Smitdogg - Thanks to jmurjr and Ranger_Lennier we have an original Taito Intruder board. It's a clone of Space Laser. I'm not sure if they called it Intruder for different geographic regions or what.

- 26th July 2008: Mr. Do - Funny story. Tormod sent me a BUNCH of instruction cards a long time ago. You've probably been seeing them added in every so often. Well, around July of last year, I had completed a whole bunch of them, but then had a computer crash, and they ended up on the "spare" hard drive by mistake. I found them again going through a cleanup. So thanks to Tormod, this week we have Space Laser.

- 0.117u1: Changed description of clone 'Space War (Leijac)' to 'Space War (Leijac Corporation)'.

- 0.116u4: Mike Haaland enabled dual player game in Space Laser. Added 'Coinage' dipswitch.

- 0.114u2: Replaced Samples sound with Discrete.

- 0.111u4: Changed 8080 CPU1 clock speed to 1996800 Hz.

- 0.107: gregf changed description of clone 'Laser' to 'Astro Laser' (Leisure Time Electronics Inc. 1980).

- 0.90u4: Steve Ellenoff added missing Player 2 controls to clone Space War (Leijac). Added 'Coinage' dipswitch.

- 0.70u2: Removed 2nd Player.

- 11th March 2002: Mameman from Italy dumped Space War (Leijac Corporation).

- 0.37b1: Added SN76477 sound (samples waves 0, 10 - 18.wav are no longer needed). Added 'Coinage' and 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.36: Changed 'Astro Laser' to clone 'Laser' and clone 'Intruder' to parent 'Space Laser'. Renamed (astlaser) to (laser) and (intruder) to (spclaser). Added 2x 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.36b16: Pongkang added clone Space War (Leijac).

- 31st January 2000: Pongkang added Space War (Leijac) to the 8080bw driver.

- 0.34b1: Al Kossow added Astro Laser (Leisure Time Electronics 1980) and clone Intruder (Game Plan 1980).

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

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