Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (Japan 920714)

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Romset name:
Production year: 1992
Manufacturer: Capcom

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine is a clone of:
 • Varth: Operation Thunderstorm (World 920714)

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: .035b02

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 (8 of the parent set, 27 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    vaj_36b.12f1310721d798d6a b12579e9dcb88416bc00653b143832d9347adbaf good varthj
    vaj_42b.12h1310720f720233 2d9442ceafd5e2208aa8cd4bcb66861bff6aec47 good varthj
    vaj_37b.13f13107224414b17 6c0b24cf8045fc033217c737dba2c046d7d0a09a good varthj
    vaj_43b.13h13107234b4b06c 3033d1d053ba97d6da17064d7b944a10817b93b1 good varthj
    vaj_34b.10f13107287c79aed bb90720d1d04ed6ad276a5230cb078229aa8a40a good varthj
    vaj_40b.10h131072210b4bd0 15771c32af9fb4760953ef5475de228200851b42 good varthj
    vaj_35b.11f1310726b0da69f 5883bea31a22a44ad7494d6acd523c88b62f8743 good varthj
    vaj_41b.11h1310726542c8a4 5f828cf28ef905e4701c92f317e1257a40964a65 good varthj
    va_09.4b131072183dfaa8 230c65c1b11b3a5d1733455e0130dad2740e2d2d good varthj
    va_01.4a131072c41312b5 4077cb8200fc403953a08d94652fa8f572dc202d good varthj
    va_13.9b13107245537e69 18581cbf09b1ec35ea388dce73db7099a1790f60 good varthj
    va_05.9a1310727065d4e9 0e16b4ba2309cca609eaa906c99c61172ca273d0 good varthj
    va_24.5e13107257191ccf 8247b6ca36dd114ea2d030141ce48ea881ea648c good varthj
    va_17.5c131072054f5a5b 28fc6ff2144daad18b5aed8c08d0b65e6fc2b06f good varthj
    va_38.8h131072e117a17e 576ec580050e9ce3e3be96b849247288411ff68c good varthj
    va_32.8f1310723b4f40b2 7033d0f754381fe8d5ed29b58ebbd665a0ba1725 good varthj
    va_10.5b131072d62750cd 0b792f806ed5ab7f6ec0c53bb9bf9965d7ddc47e good varthj
    va_02.5a13107211590325 9d776f4008db76f8f141db5024a3eed78e364b6a good varthj
    va_14.10b131072dc2f4783 f9c274d1ab24159980f29db7da5bcc179761237f good varthj
    va_06.10a13107206e833ac e8df6e2ef8300b5e412dd74cfe329b5535056e62 good varthj
    va_25.7e13107251d90690 9079d56007aae257f56ce47bbb24873dc18c5bd6 good varthj
    va_18.7c131072a17817c0 23d9ae2ae68e4c8be72da7013109ecdfc30d4b53 good varthj
    va_39.9h131072b0b12f51 68a33736dcb0703e46ba48918a29ecd559575a97 good varthj
    va_33.9f1310724b003af7 0c1d18a3ee7f3a48219f73eb21f88a260a9a001e good varthj
    va_23.13c655367a99446e ca027f41e3e58be5abc33ad7380746658cb5380a good varth
    va_30.12e131072de30510e 8e878696192606b76a3a0e53553e638d9621cff7 good varth
    va_31.13e1310720610a4ac 3da02ea6a7a56c85de898806d2a1cf6bc526c1b3 good varth
    buf1279eb122de7 b26b5bfe258e3e184f069719f9fd008d6b8f6b9b good varth
    ioa127959c7ee3b fbb887c5b4f5cb8df77cec710eaac2985bc482a6 good varth
    prg1279f1129744 a5300f301c1a08a7da768f0773fa0fe3f683b237 good varth
    rom127941dc73b9 7d4c9f1693c821fbf84e32dd6ef62ddf14967845 good varth
    sou127984f4b2fe dcc9e86cc36316fe42eace02d6df75d08bc8bb6d good varth
    va22b.1a279bd7cd574 00e49631aceb2871e9313f40264fa55eaaa3538c good varthj
    lwio.12c279ad52b90c f0fd6aeea515ee449320fe15684e6b3ab7f97bf4 good varthj
    ioc1.ic12790d182081 475b3d417785da4bc512cce2b274bb00d4cc6792 good varthj

    :  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")


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 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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* Calice

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