vaportra Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (World revision 1)

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Romset name:
Production year: 1989
Manufacturer: Data East Corporation

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine has the following clones:
 • Kuhga - Operation Code 'Vapor Trail' (Japan revision 3)
 • Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (US)
 • Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (World revision 3?)

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: .037b02

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

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

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    H6280 ("audiocpu")cpu 6000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2203 ("ym1")audio 4027500 Hz
    YM2151 ("ym2")audio 3580000 Hz
    OKI6295 ("oki1")audio 1006875 Hz
    OKI6295 ("oki2")audio 2013750 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 58.000000 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Bonus Life150k, 300k and 600k
     200k and 600k
     300k only
    Allow ContinueNo
    Demo SoundsOff
    Coin A3 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
    Coin B3 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
    Flip ScreenOff
    Service ModeOff

  • ROMs (18 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    fl_02-1.bin1310729ae36095 c8d11a6033a44277a267915b4ca471c43acd1143 good vaportra
    fl_00-1.bin131072c08cc048 b28f95856817b8a8cb6cc588d48e95196cbf52fd good vaportra
    fl_03.bin13107280bd2844 3fcaa409c7134388fa9458df8e8aaecc93f085e6 good vaportra
    fl_01.bin1310729474b085 5510309ddab5fbf1dbb0a7b1e424a5dff5ec263d good vaportra
    fj0465536e9aedf9b f7bcf8f666015140aaad8ee5cf619636934b7066 good vaportra
    vtmaa00.bin5242880330e13b dce70667ea738295332556752d1305c5e941b383 good vaportra
    vtmaa02.bin524288091ff98e 814dc08c055bad5368955a4b1fe6a706b58adc02 good vaportra
    vtmaa01.bin524288c217a31b e259d48190d6890781fb0338e17e14822876babb good vaportra
    vtmaa03.bin5242881a30bf81 00e6c713e12133a99d64ca80638c9cbc8e26b2c8 good vaportra
    vtmaa04.bin524288b713e9cc af33943d75d2ee3a7385f624537008dca9e1d5d8 good vaportra
    fj061310726e98a235 374564b4e494d03cd1330c06e321b9452c22a075 good vaportra
    fj0513107239cda2b5 f5c5a305025d451ab48f84cd63e36a3bbdefda96 good vaportra
    fj-27.bin51265045742 5dfb6c85a70b208cd16d3bf8ec1897e77f4a9b7d good vaportra
    pal16l8a.6l260ee748e8f 6ffe8b11f076305e82f64e0a12b76ffe725ce345 good vaportra
    pal16l8b.13g2606da13bda d7bade089d87015e1e95fbf3f292db4688ee4624 good vaportra
    pal16l8b.13h26062a9e098 7b7c371c040d250d41fde021d191d62ce95bfc20 good vaportra
    pal16l8b.14g260036768aa 96185989031e0a9b38ff29bf4cf6162482d33964 good vaportra
    pal16l8b.14h260bf421fce e8b0895b1fe99a3d5b3dcca004a7bfd1a09766b2 good vaportra

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    :  Device


Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (c) 1989 Data East.

A vertically scrolling shooter from Data East. Choose 1 of 3 different jet fighters to save New York City and defeat the terrorist organization DAGGER.


Game ID : MAA

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : HuC6280 (@ 8.055 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 4.0275 Mhz), YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.757 Khz), OKI6295 (@ 15.514 Khz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in February 1990.

This game is known in Japan as "Ku-U-Ga - Operation Code Vapor Trail".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kuhga - PCCB-00027) on 21/05/1990.


1. Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (1989)

2. Rohga - Armor Force (1992)

3. Skull Fang (1996)


Game Designer : Hironori Kobayashi

Developer : Min

Game Programmers : Min, Mya, Hal, HMD

Graphic Designers : T.A, F. Ohnisi, Takahide Koizumi, Kinya Aoyama, Nabesima, Sonomi Nagao, Kazumi Enomoto, Chika Shamoto, Makoto Kawamura, Inopita, Jun Matsuda

Hard Designer : Kenichi Fujimoto

Sound Creaters : Hiroaki Yoshida (Maro), Azusa Hara (Ahsa), Tatsuya Kiuchi (Kiwich), Fuse, Hitomi Komatsu, Joe Kaminkow

Special Thanks : Koji Akibayashi, Solomon, Yoshiaki Honda (Yoshi Honda), Kazuyuki Kurata, EX, Lungfish, Yoshiyuki Urushibara, Makoto Kikuchi (Thor-Kikuchi)


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1991)


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 vaportra

0.37b2 [?]

0.36b1 [Bryan McPhail]


- Sprites incorrectly "sliced" when Flip Screen ON. Tafoid (ID 04987)

- vaportra, vaportru, kuhga: Data East Vapor Trail sound driver messed up during game play, tempo all wrong when firing. vidpro1 (ID 02108)


- 0.142: David Haywood converted Vapor Trail to use the common DECO sprite functions. Started moving common DECO MXC06 sprite controller code to it's own device files, reducing code duplication. Fixed multiwidth sprites in decmxc06.c, removed code which appeared to serve no purpose other than to break the Birdie Try gfxdecode in machine\dec0.c.

- 0.137u2: f205v and Tirino73 added clone Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (World revision 3?).

- 23rd March 2010: f205v and Tirino73 dumped Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (World revision 3).

- 0.136u4: Fabio Priuli converted Vapor Trail to use device versions of the deco16 video chips and added driver data class and save states.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (vaportru) to (vaportrau).

- 0.119u2: Wilbert Pol fixed Vapor Trail to use an ASSERT/CLEAR mechanism instead of PULSE_LINE for interrupt signally.

- 0.106u13: MASH added plds ($0, 200, 400, 600, 800 - pal16l8a.6l, pal16l8b.13g, pal16l8b.13h, pal16l8b.14g and pal16l8b.14h) to Vapor Trail and clone (US).

- 0.103u3: David Haywood converted Super Burger Time, Vapor Trail and Crude Buster to use the DECO tilemap functions. Swapped gfx2 roms.

- 0.102u5: Highwayman added prom ($0 - 512 bytes).

- 0.96u3: Bryan McPhail attempted to fix Vapor Trail dropped sound commands. Changed HuC6280 CPU2 clock speed to 8055000 Hz.

- 0.93: Changed 2nd OKI6295 clock speed to 15255 Hz.

- 0.84u5: UNZU fixed YM2151/YM3012 balance.

- 0.62: Added 'Bonus Life' dipswitch.

- 20th August 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed the dipswitches in Vapor Trail.

- 0.37b6: Changed clock speed of the 2x OKI6295 to 7627 Hz.

- 0.37b2: Added Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (World revision 1). Renamed (vaportra) to (vaportru).

- 0.36b13: Changed VSync to 58Hz and YM2151 clock speed to 3580000 Hz and the 2x OKI6295 to 7757 Hz.

- 0.36b5: Changed YM-2151 clock speed to 3.7MHz.

- 0.36b2: Changed description of clone to 'Kuhga - Operation Code 'Vapor Trail' (Japan revision 3)'.

- 23rd July 1999: Jim Hernandez fixed Vapor Trail sound with the new OKI6295 interface.

- 0.36b1: Bryan McPhail added 'Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (US)' (Data East 1989) and clone 'Kuhga - Operation Code \"Vapor Trail\" (Japan revision 3)'.

- 22nd June 1999: Jim Hernandez partially fixed the sound in Vapor Trail.

- 17th June 1999: Bryan McPhail added Kuhga to the Vapor Trail driver.

- 16th June 1999: Bryan McPhail submitted Vapor Trail driver and Marco Cassili went on to fix the dipswitches of Vapor Trail.

LEVELS: 6 (must be finished twice)

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