Time Crisis (Rev. TS2 Ver.A)

Immagine gioco: Time Crisis (Rev. TS2 Ver.A)
Available images:

Romset name: timecrisa.zip
Production year: 1995
Manufacturer: Namco

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gun

This machine is a clone of:
 • Time Crisis (Rev. TS2 Ver.B)

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

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

In MAME since version: .074u2

The MAME driver of this machine is: namcos22.cpp - Read the code

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

    M68EC020 ("maincpu")cpu 24576000 Hz
    TMS32025 ("master")cpu 49152000 Hz
    TMS32025 ("slave")cpu 49152000 Hz
    M37710S4 ("mcu")cpu 16384000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    C352 ("c352")audio 24576000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 640 x 480 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 1P
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Service ModeOff
    Service ModeOff

  • ROMs (29 of the parent set, 2 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    ts2ver-a.12097152d57eb74b 536dd9305d0ac44110c575776333310cc57b5242 good timecrisa
    ts2ver-a.22097152671588af 63f992c6795521fd263a0ebf230f8dc88cbfc443 good timecrisa
    c71.bin819247c623ab e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8 good timecris
    c71.bin819247c623ab e363ac50f5556f83308d4cc191b455e9b62bcfc8 good timecris
    ts1data.8k524288e68aa973 663e80d249be5d5841139d98a9d72e2396851272 good timecris
    ts1scg0.12f209715214a3674d c5792a385572452b43bbc7eb8428335b19daa3c0 good timecris
    ts1scg1.10f209715211791dbf 3d75b468d69a8bf398d45f310cdb8bc88b63f25c good timecris
    ts1scg2.8f2097152d630fff9 691394027b858702f06282f965f5b53e6fed496b good timecris
    ts1scg3.7f20971521a62f015 7d09ae480ae7813391616ae0090929ba845a345a good timecris
    ts1scg4.5f2097152511b8dd6 936649c0a61d29f024a28e4ab64cce4b55d58f64 good timecris
    ts1scg5.3f2097152553bb246 94659bee4fd0afe834a8bf3414d8825411cf9e86 good timecris
    ts1cg0.8d2097152de07b22c f4d07b8840ec8be625eff634bce619e960c334a5 good timecris
    ts1cg1.10d2097152992d26f6 a0b9007312804b413d4c1748527378da4d8d53b3 good timecris
    ts1cg2.12d20971526273954f d73a43888b53e4c42fc33e8e1b38e60fd3329413 good timecris
    ts1cg3.13d209715238171f24 d04caaa5b1b377ced38501b014e4cb7fc831c41d good timecris
    ts1cg4.14d209715251f09856 0eef421907ee813d5117e62cf0005bf00eb29c88 good timecris
    ts1cg5.16d20971524cd9fd79 0d2018ec914683a75bdec8655d678fd562eb6d15 good timecris
    ts1cg6.18d2097152f17f2ec9 ed88ec524626e5bbe2e1ea6838412d3ac85671dd good timecris
    ts1ccrl.3d209715256cad2df 49c0e57d5cf5d5fc4c75da6969bec01d6d443259 good timecris
    ts1ccrh.1d524288a1cc3741 7fe57924c42e287b134e5d7ad00cffdff1f18084 good timecris
    ts1ptrl0.18k524288e5f2d275 2f5057e65ec8a3ec03f841f15f10769ae1f69139 good timecris
    ts1ptrl1.16k5242882bba3800 1d9c944cb06417cb0ac47a58b922dddb83387586 good timecris
    ts1ptrl2.15k524288d4441c08 6a6bb9cecbf35cb81b7681e220fc33df9a01d07f good timecris
    ts1ptrm0.18j5242888aea02ba 44ba85ba6d59758448d17ec39dfb628882ddc684 good timecris
    ts1ptrm1.16j524288bccf19bc 4a6566948bdd2b0f82b7c30e57d3fe65005c26e3 good timecris
    ts1ptrm2.15j5242887280be31 476b7171ae855d8bbd968ccbaa55b5100d274e3b good timecris
    ts1ptru0.18f524288c30d6332 a5c59d0abfe38de975fa0d606ed8500eb02008b7 good timecris
    ts1ptru1.16f524288993cde84 c9cdcca1d60bcc41ad881c02dda9895563963ead good timecris
    ts1ptru2.15f5242887cb25c73 616eab3ac238864a584394f7ec8736ece227974a good timecris
    ts1wavea.2l41943049ce8c093 3e036104d79814579970196b763a55d16e4e9ee0 good timecris
    ts1waveb.1l2097152bf4d7272 c7c7b3620e7b3176644b6784ee36e679c9e31cc1 good timecris

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Time Crisis (c) 1995 Namco.

A superb, on-the-rails lightgun game in which the player takes on the role of a lone mercenary who must rescue the President's daughter, Rachel, from the clutches of the evil 'Sherudo' and his terrorist gang. The game takes the player into and around Sherudo's clifftop, castle hideout.

As the game's title suggests, time is one of the player's biggest enemies, as each area must be cleared within a strict time limit. Extra time is occasionally awarded, however, when some of the more powerful enemy soldiers are killed.

The game offers the player two different game modes :

STORY MODE : the player must defeat all of the enemies on the level to proceed to the next level.

TIME ATTACK : the player selects one of four stages and must defeat all enemies in the time allowed. The player is given unlimited lives in this mode, but is constantly fighting against a very tight time limit.


Namco Super System 22 hardware

Game ID : TS

Main CPU : 68EC020, (2x) TMS32025, M37710

Sound Chips : C352

Players : 1

Control : lightgun

Buttons : 2


Even if titlescreen says 1995, Time Crisis was released in March 1996 in Japan.

Time Crisis introduced a new and innovative feature to the lightgun game in the form of a foot pedal, situated at the bottom of the cabinet. The player's on-screen counterpart will automatically hide behind whatever cover is available and the player must step on and hold down the foot pedal to break cover and shoot the enemies. Also, ducking behind cover (releasing the pedal) is the only way for the player to reload. This superb feature brought a new level of interaction to a genre that is, by necessity, very linear.


* Free Lives : hit the enemy 10 times in a row. When targets begin to get hit, a 'Life Icon' starts to become visible to the right of the time display. Continue to hit enemies, the Icon becomes clearer and clearer. You will receive one life for every 40 direct hits.


1. Time Crisis (1995)

2. Time Crisis II (1997)

3. Time Crisis - Crisis Zone (1999)

4. Time Crisis - Project Titan (2001, Sony Playstation)

5. Time Crisis 3 (2003)

6. Time Crisis 4 (2006)


Supervisor : Takashi Sano


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1997)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2002, "Gunvari Collection + Time Crisis")

* Others :

Mobile Phones (2006, "Time Crisis Mobile")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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 timecris

0.78u1 [Guru]

0.74u2 [Guru]

0.70u4 [Guru]


- Hit 9 (Service SW) + F2 (Test SW) to enter gun calibration. Hit LEFT ALT two times then aim for the target, using LEFT ALT to shoot, lining up your shot. Test to see that the target is aligned then hit 9 (Service SW) and then F2 (Test SW) to write NVRAM and return to game. It's suggested you fully restart the game after this step as there is sometimes left over target graphics from procedure.


- timecris, timecrisa: The helicopter in the level 3, I've shot the bad boy over 40 times and it still goes on. Withnail (ID 00777)


- 15th June 2013: Smitdogg - Shoutime has recently spent a ton of money on undumped boards and needs some help paying for it all and the international shipping costs involved. If anyone can help out, send me a private message and I'll send you his private paypal address to send your help to. Some of the games he has picked up include: Time Crisis 1 JP.

- 0.147u2: hap improved Time Crisis gun accuracy. Removed default NVRAM rom.

- 0.143u7: hap fixed incorrect lighting on Stage 2 (specific room) in Time Crisis. Added default NVRAM rom.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (timecrsa) to (timecrisa).

- 0.133: hap fixed gun and crosshair positioning in Time Crisis.

- 0.132u5: Skeleton081983 fixed graphics corruption in Time Crisis. Fixed sprite rom loading.

- 0.131u3: Fixed sprite roms addresses.

- 27th November 2008: Guru - A gun for Time Crisis arrived this week, for when I eventually get the Time Crisis PCB we bought years ago wired up and working. I recently repaired it so the actual PCB is working now (hey, it only took 5 1/2 years to get around to that job so not all is lost! and I acquired the full wiring harness and gun board for it from Jomac a few weeks ago. For monitor and power supply repairs HE DA MAN!

- 0.128u4: Roberto Zandona fixed Time Crisis, which unable to start due to improper initialization.

- 0.127: Roberto Zandona fixed SubCPU start wait fails test in Time Crisis and clone.

- 0.124u4: Atari Ace fixed MAME simply quits after pressing F3 in Time Crisis and clone.

- 0.107u1: Luigi30 and Nomax changed dipswitch 'DIP4-8' to 'Service Mode'.

- 11th April 2006: 3D ARCADE - New 3D cabinet model for Time Crisis from BTribble. In both regular and hi-res 512 version.

- 0.100u1: R. Belmont added real MCU-managed controls and coinage for Time Crisis.

- 0.99u8: Phil Stroffolino minor tweaked Time Crisis to fix crash. Fixed sound1 rom address to ($800000).

- 0.99u7: Fixed sound1 rom address to ($800000) in clone Time Crisis (Rev. TS2 Ver.A).

- 0.85u2: Added M37710 (16Mhz) CPU4 and C352 stereo sound. Changed region cpu4 to user4 and user2 to sound1.

- 10th May 2004: Phil Stroffolino corrected the polygon layer scaling in Time Crisis.

- 0.82: Phil Stroffolino make clone Time Crisis (Rev. TS2 Ver.A) playable with some gun aiming problems? (or is it just a calibration issue?).

- 0.81u8: Added 2x TMS32025 (48MHz) CPUs. Changed region cpu2 to cpu4 and input to 1 Player, 2 buttons and Light Gun. Fixed dipswitches.

- 0.78u1: Guru added Time Crisis (Rev. TS2 Ver.B).

- 3rd January 2004: Guru added Time Crisis Ver.B to the Namco Super System 22 driver, but it doesn't work.

- 0.75: Added missing cpu2, user2 and gfx1-4 roms.

- 0.74u2: Added Time Crisis (Rev. TS2 Ver.A) (Namco 1995).

- 0.71u2: Renamed (timecris) to (timecrsa).

- 0.70u4: Added Time Crisis (Testdriver). Very preliminary.

- 15th February 2003: Guru - Time Crisis (Rev B) program ROMs arrived from Mr. F.

- 5th February 2003: Guru - Time Crisis (Namco 1996, Namco Super System 22) arrived from Olivier Galibert.

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