varth Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (World 920714)

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Romset name:
Production year: 1992
Manufacturer: Capcom

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine has the following clones:
 • Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (bootleg)
 • Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (Japan 920714)
 • Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (Japan Resale Ver. 920714)
 • Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (USA 920612)
 • Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (World 920612)

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: .102

The MAME driver of this machine is: cps1.cpp - Read the code

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

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 3579545 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    YM2151 ("2151")audio 3579545 Hz
    OKI6295 ("oki")audio 1000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 384 x 224 @ 59.637405 Hz

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

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 3

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A4 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/6 Credits
    Coin B4 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/6 Credits
    2 Coins to Start, 1 to ContinueOff
    Difficulty0 (Easiest)
     3 (Normal)
     7 (Hardest)
    Bonus Life600k and every 1.400k
     600k 2.000k and 4500k
     1.200k 3.500k
     2000k only
    Free PlayOff
    Flip ScreenOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Allow ContinueNo
    Game ModeGame

  • ROMs (22 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    vae_30b.11f131072adb8d391 5e7160509e0315eb32cc390ddd7e4ef7a4a1a70a good varth
    vae_35b.11h13107244e5548f 17b4be1f4159f6b6803d8c2950823ece0bdde8b2 good varth
    vae_31b.12f1310721749a71c bd9bfd5bbe2d426c94df755c977faa92a28f16ab good varth
    vae_36b.12h1310725f2e2450 676e8d96406d81ceadd4a0a69959cdcb6d5d9ac8 good varth
    vae_28b.9f131072e524ca50 487d5ddabe852872f331362034c4fa16e0926e3d good varth
    vae_33b.9h131072c0bbf8c9 447540b856776770af8022a291d46612c1bb5909 good varth
    vae_29b.10f1310726640996a 3ed7bd947dc8224435680dedf4955ed6041c6028 good varth
    vae_34b.10h131072fa59be8a 86a3d3a7126c021e2ca8ac20238695396367e098 good varth
    va-5m.7a524288b1fb726e 5ac0876b6c49d0a99710dda68653664f4d8c1167 good varth
    va-7m.9a5242884c6588cd d14e8cf051ac934ccc989d8c571c6cc9eed34af5 good varth
    va-1m.3a5242880b1ace37 6f9493c22f667f683db2789972fd16bb94724679 good varth
    va-3m.5a52428844dfe706 a013a434df3161a91aafbb35dc4e20dfb3f177f4 good varth
    va_09.12b655367a99446e ca027f41e3e58be5abc33ad7380746658cb5380a good varth
    va_18.11c131072de30510e 8e878696192606b76a3a0e53553e638d9621cff7 good varth
    va_19.12c1310720610a4ac 3da02ea6a7a56c85de898806d2a1cf6bc526c1b3 good varth
    buf1279eb122de7 b26b5bfe258e3e184f069719f9fd008d6b8f6b9b good varth
    ioa127959c7ee3b fbb887c5b4f5cb8df77cec710eaac2985bc482a6 good varth
    prg1279f1129744 a5300f301c1a08a7da768f0773fa0fe3f683b237 good varth
    rom127941dc73b9 7d4c9f1693c821fbf84e32dd6ef62ddf14967845 good varth
    sou127984f4b2fe dcc9e86cc36316fe42eace02d6df75d08bc8bb6d good varth
    va24b.1a279cc476650 a417f7971b8709023932fc2b68c9e3cd699ab6f2 good varth
    iob1.11e2793abc0700 973043aa46ec6d5d1db20dc9d5937005a0f9f6ae good varth

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (c) 1992 Capcom.


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)

Game ID : CP-S No. 19

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.576 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (FIRE, BOMB)


Released in June 1992.

Licensed to Romstar for US distribution.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Varth : G.S.M Capcom 6 - PCCB-00110) on 19/02/1993.


Planners : Vally Dack Kelbon, Natural Sai Sai, Nijiken Mouri, Odds Maker Maetake

Scroll designers : Kintaro, Kuramoyan, Maru Chan, Mon Chan

Object designers : Kurata N, Manbou, Hanisawa, Ume

Programmers : Ohuchi, Meijin T, Hac, Okosama Ecchiro, Komorichie Darkside

Sound : T. Yomage, P, Bull

Directors : Kihaji Okamoto, Noritaka Funamizu (Poo), Akira Nishitani (Nin)

Producer : Kihaji Okamoto


* Consoles :

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Remixed")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")


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Chiudi Lista

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 varth

0.102 [Stefan Lindberg]

0.34b1 [Paul Leaman]

Artwork available


- 0.144u3: Added missing pld ($0 - va24b.1a).

- 0.139: Changed description to 'Varth: Operation Thunderstorm'.

- 0.127u1: Added 3rd button.

- 0.127: Nicola Salmoria updated CPS1 to use proper gfx ROMs (+ PALs) for Varth (Japan 920714), and to load correct A-Board PALs for QSound games. Fixed rom names in clone (Japan 920714).

- 0.126u5: Added A-board PLDs (buf1, ioa1, prg1, rom1 and sou1).

- 0.125u1: Fixed rom names.

- 0.124u4: Fixed layer enable at the end of stage 4 in Varth. Increased Varth CPU clock to 12MHz to reduce slowdowns (the game was released after 'Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (World 920313)' so the faster A-board was available) [Nicola Salmoria, Corrado Tomaselli, Charles MacDonald].

- 13th January 2008: Mr. Do - I finished off the rest of the instruction cards made available by Strider of Cybercade: Varth.

- 0.102: Stefan Lindberg added Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (World 920714). Renamed (varth) to (varthr1).

- 0.73: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitches.

- 0.63: Changed description to 'Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (World 920612)' and clones '(US)' to '(US 920612)' and '(Japan)' to '(Japan 920714)'. Added 'Game Mode' dipswitch. Removed 3rd button.

- 0.36RC1: Added clone Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (US).

- 0.35b13: Changed parent and clone descriptions to 'Varth - Operation Thunderstorm'.

- 0.35b2: Nicola Salmoria added clone Varth (Japan).

- 0.34b4: Changed description to 'Varth (World)'.

- 0.34b1: Paul Leaman added Varth (Capcom 1992).

- 8th November 1997: CaBBe dumped Varth - Operation Thunderstorm (World 920612).

LEVELS: 30 (must complete 29-30 in 1 credit to finish the game)

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