wwfsstar WWF Superstars (Europe)

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Romset name: wwfsstar.zip
Production year: 1989
Manufacturer: Technos Japan

Game genre: Sports
Category: Sports / Wrestling

This machine has the following clones:
 • WWF Superstars (bootleg)
 • WWF Superstars (Japan)
 • WWF Superstars (US, Newer)
 • WWF Superstars (US)

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: .099u02

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

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

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 10000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 3579545 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2151 ("ymsnd")audio 3579545 Hz
    OKI6295 ("oki")audio 1056000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 57.444853 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
    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/5 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/5 Credits
    Flip ScreenOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Super TechniquesNormal
    Health For WinningNo

  • ROMs (14 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    24ac-0_j-1.34131072ec8fd2c9 04ab93e2a1becdc480750c3b55839328b2af4639 good wwfsstar
    24ad-0_j-1.3513107254e614e4 ee924dea977606fcb1222d1aa89211994126a182 good wwfsstar
    24ab-0.12327681e44f8aa e03857d6954e9b9b6073b211e2d6570032af8807 good wwfsstar
    24a9-0.46131072703ff08f 08c4d33208eb4c76c751a1a0fe16a817bdc30820 good wwfsstar
    24j8-0.4513107261138487 6d5e3b12acdefb6923aa8ae0704f6c328f4747b3 good wwfsstar
    24aa-0.58131072cb12ba40 2d39f778d9daf0d3606b63975bd6cfc45847a265 good wwfsstar
    c951.114524288fa76d1f0 f69f8e6d1c5f27b054133e0faa49a8e1a9c391b2 good wwfsstar
    24j4-0.115262144c4a589a3 5511e77c8b381419d7c63971023783c26ef6d94b good wwfsstar
    24j5-0.116262144d6bca436 25857a840b93f7f106a3a5c7dde8e0a732f45013 good wwfsstar
    c950.117524288cca5703d d10ef7ef1789a4f1a732a7c08ab163ec0d347da1 good wwfsstar
    24j2-0.118262144dc1b7600 bd80d7d4063f2b739ac9420132859c23473d9968 good wwfsstar
    24j3-0.1192621443ba12d43 f60d5ff54fdef5a31fe1ee7041dda325ef6649c8 good wwfsstar
    24j7-0.113262144e0a1909e 6ec0db2e0297256d1c6d003a0e5b29236048bd88 good wwfsstar
    24j6-0.11226214477932ef8 a6ee3fc05ca0001d5181b69f2b754170ba7a814a good wwfsstar

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WWF Superstars (c) 1989 Technos Japan Corp.

A tag-team wrestling game with 6 WWF superstars to choose from.


Game ID : TA-0024

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz), Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8.5 Khz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-Way Joystick

Buttons : 2

=> Punch, Kick


WWF Superstars was released in July 1989.

You can choose from the following 6 wrestlers : Hulk Hogan, Randy 'Macho Man' Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, The Big Boss Man and The Honky Tonk Man. If you manage to win the first three games you finally face Andre the Giant and 'The Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase.

Andre and DiBiase have the only submission maneuvers in the game - The Canadian Backbreaker and The Million Dollar Dream Sleeperhold respectively. Both moves do a lot of damage, taking up 5 life squares unless your partner can rescue you from the hold.

Billy Lee, the main character of the "Double Dragon" series, is visible among the first row of the cheering crowd.

The game also features appearances from Virgil (the manager of Andre and DiBiase), 'Mean' Gene Okerlund (the announcer) and Miss Elizabeth (1960-2003) who appears in a cut-scene when you win the tag team titles.

Wrestler's real names :

Hulk Hogan - Terry Bollea

Randy Savage - Randall Poffo (1952-2011)

The Ultimate Warrior - Warrior (born Jim Hellwig but legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993)

'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan - James Duggan

The Big Boss Man - Ray Traylor (1962-2004)

Honky Tonk Man - Wayne Farris

Andre The Giant - Andre Roussimoff (1946-1993)

Ted DiBiase - Theodore DiBiase

At the time of the game's release, the actual WWF Tag Team Champions were The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) who are absent from the game. DiBiase and Andre (known as The Mega Bucks), never won the tag teams titles.

Also at the time of release, 'Ravishing' Rick Rude (1958-1999) was the WWF Intercontinental Champion but he too is absent from the game.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


* There's a mildly amusing glitch in WWF Superstars involving Randy Savage. Use him & then pick anyone else and play until you face Andre and DiBiase.

1) With Savage as your active wrestler and Andre as the legal man, climb in and out of the bottom of the ring until Andre decides to climb out after you. When you begin to see those first few animation frames of his lumbering descent, quickly walk backwards to the left side of the screen.

2) Dash at Andre so that the instant his final animation frame has him standing on the ring floor you'll have connected with a flying clothesline. For a second, you will have 'pulled' an additional Andre out of the standing Andre's body with that flying clothesline! The standing Andre vanishes once the clothesline has taken its course and the prostrate Andre then becomes the active sprite.


1. WWF Superstars (1989)

2. WWF WrestleFest (1991)

3. WWF Superstars 2 (1992, Nintendo Game Boy)


Director: Yoshihisa Kishimoto


* Consoles :

Nintendo Game Boy (1991)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

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 wwfsstar

0.99u2 [?]

0.37b16 [David Haywood, RAINE team]

Artwork available


- Sprites right offset with Flip Screen ON. Tafoid (ID 04983)


- 0.148u2: Re-Added old gfx1 rom to parent WWF Superstars (Europe). Using the Japanese FG0 rom on the World wwfsstar set makes no sense and cause glitches. This fixed Japanese text displayed in euro version [David Haywood].

- 0.148u1: Brian Troha added clone WWF Superstars (bootleg). Stevebm1 and Porchy corrected program and gfx1 roms in clone WWF Superstars (Japan) - Game now playable. Brian Troha corrected rom loads for genuine WWF Superstars PCBs sets and correct a few rom labels. Added the bootleg set and documentation about it. Added new gfx1 rom ($0) to parent set. Replaced the 2x 64k oki roms with 128k and 64k gfx2/3 roms with 256k and 512k. Renamed (wwfsstaru) to (wwfsstarua) and (wwfsstara) to (wwfsstaru).

- 0.143u1: Brian Troha added DIP locations to WWF Superstars.

- 0.136u2: Atari Ace converted WWF Superstars to use driver_data structure.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (wwfsstaa) to (wwfsstara), (wwfsstau) to (wwfsstaru) and (wwfsstaj) to (wwfsstarj).

- 0.129: Mamesick fixed debug assertion in WWF Superstars driver.

- 0.128u7: Improvements to WWFSuperstars driver [Mamesick]: Converted driver to be fully scanlines based using timers. Updated driver to new video screen raw parameters. Changed VSync to 57.444853 Hz.

- 0.128u5: Phil Bennett fixed OKI6295 playback frequency is too high in WWF Superstars. Changed OKI6295 clock speed to 1056000 Hz.

- 0.126u4: Guru added README for WWF Superstars.

- 10th June 2007: Mr. Do - This week we have a WWF Superstars bezel, thanks to the BYOAC/CAG artwork.

- 0.113u2: Changed VSync to 57.440000 Hz.

- 0.103u2: Phil Bennett corrected frequencies in WWF Superstars. Changed 68000 CPU1 clock speed to 10MHz, visible area to 256x240 and VSync to 57.439999.

- 0.103: David Haywood corrected interrupt timing in WWF Superstars driver. Changed VSync to 59Hz.

- 0.102u4: Phil Bennett added clone WWF Superstars (US, Newer).

- 0.99u2: Added WWF Superstars (Europe) and clone (Japan). Renamed (wwfsstar) to (wwfsstau).

- 0.97u1: Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed vblank handling and some bad sprites in WWF Superstars.

- 0.59: Removed 3rd input button. Added dipswitches 'Unused SW 0-6', 'Flip Screen', 'Time', 'Unused SW 1-6' and 'Health For Winning'.

- 4th March 2002: David Haywood - Steph fixed dipswitches, inputs andscreen flipping by using similar routine to the one in src\video\wwfwfest.c.

- 0.37b16: David Haywood added WWF Superstars (US) (Technos 1989). Known issues: Scrolling *might* be slightly off, i'm not sure. Maybe Palette Marking could be Improved. There seems to be a bad tile during one of Macho Man's Moves (where does it come from?). How should the interrupts work. The current way is a bit of a guess based on how the game runs, if standard IPT_VBLANK and 2 different interrupts per frame are used the game either runs well and hangs on a game 'Time Out' end of match scenario, or the other way round the game is very sluggish and non-responsive to controls. It seems both interrupts must happen during the vblank period or something.

- 18th June 2001: David Haywood - Changed interrupt function. Its not fully understood whats is meant to be going on.

- 15th June 2001: David Haywood - First submission of driver. Cleaned up Sprite Drawing a bit, correcting some clipping probs, mapped DSW's.

- 14th June 2001: David Haywood - Started Driver, using Raine Source as a reference for getting it up and running.

LEVELS: 4 (repeats once)

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

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