twrshaft Tower & Shaft

Immagine gioco: Tower & Shaft
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Romset name:
Production year: 2003
Manufacturer: Aruze

Game genre: Platform
Category: Platform / Run Jump

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • Aleck64 PIF BIOS (

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: .111u6

The MAME driver of this machine is: aleck64.cpp - Read the code

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

    VR4300 (big) ("maincpu")cpu 93750000 Hz
    RSP ("rsp")cpu 62500000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    DMA-driven DAC ("dac1")audio
    DMA-driven DAC ("dac2")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 640 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Test ModeOff

  • ROMs (2 of the machine set, 3 of the BIOS set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    pifdata.bin20485ec82be9 9174eadc0f0ea2654c95fd941406ab46b9dc9bdd good aleck64
    ua3012-all02.u316777216904a91a7 7dfa3447d2c489c0448c4004dc12d3037c05a0f3 good twrshaft
    nus-zsij-0.u183886082389576f dc22b2eab4d7a02cb918827a62e6c120b3a84e6c good twrshaft
    normpnt.rom128e7f2a005 c27b4a364a24daeee6e99fd286753fd6216362b4 good aleck64
    normslp.rom1284f2ae525 eab43f8cc52c8551d9cff6fced18ef80eaba6f05 good aleck64

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Tower & Shaft (c) 2003 Azure.


Seta Aleck64 hardware

CPU : R4300i

Co-Processor : 64-bit RISC processor, RCP SP (Sound and Graphics Processor), and DP (Pixel Drawing Processor)

Sound : 16 bit stereo, 44.1Khz; ADPCM sound compression, up to 100PCM channels

RAM : Rambus D-RAM 36 Mbits

Players : 1

Buttons : 9


Released in November 2003.


* Consoles :

Nintendo GameBoy Advance (200?)


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 twrshaft

0.111u6 [Ville Linde, Guru]


- 0.143u7: Changed input to 1 player.

- 0.126u5: Guru added README for Tower & Shaft.

- 0.111u6: Ville Linde and Guru added Tower & Shaft (Aruze 2003). The PIF Boot rom was not dumped.

- 24th September 2006: Ville Linde - Guru dumped the remaining Nintendo 64-based games in his possession: Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth, Vivid Dolls, Super Real Mahjong VS and Tower & Shaft. The Nintendo 64 emulation in MAME already works quite well, so I was able to get Star Soldier and Vivid Dolls to work with very little effort.

- 12th January 2006: Guru - A few packages arrived containing a Aleck 64 cart - Tower Shaft (Azure 2003). Most of these came from our Korean contact and a couple came from ebay purchased by Randy or Brian T.

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