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Air Duel (Japan)

0.37b1 [Nicola Salmoria]


- No sound and music after a reset (F3). Update (0.78u4): Some sounds are now working after a reset: Plane taking off at the start of a mission, sub-bosses exploding, you exploding as either plane or helicopter; other sounds seem to be non-functional still. I can reproduce the same thing on my PCB if inserting coin during start up procedure, it's the YM2151 sound thats missing... pcm works fine. Stefan Lindberg


- Mame seems to be missing the startup with graphics garble and blinking colours and later the usual text notice about "playing this game outside Japan is a crime..." etc etc.. is missing? Mame jumps directly to the titlescreen. Update by Kold666 in 0104u1: Nicola once told me that the disclaimer is contained on the MCUs and the tests are performed by the MCU. So mame simulation is not complete. airduel0101u5gre Stefan Lindberg / Kold666

- On the pcb ONLY if you insert coins during the disclaimer (which is absent in mame), the FM music and sounds miss like in mame if you reset the game (on the pcb there is no reset button so it can't be considered a bug). If you insert coins during the startup test (the usual garbage which is present in all irem games) all sounds and music are present. So there must be an original bug on the pcb when the disclaimer is displayed. In mame the initial test and disclaimer are missing also in other irem m72 games (for example Dragon Breed which should be named as japan set). airduel0104u1ora Kold666


- 0.37b2: Added dipswitches 'Lives', 'Difficulty', 'Demo Sounds', 'Flip Screen', 'Coin Mode' and 'Coinage'.

- 0.37b1: Nicola Salmoria added Air Duel (Japan) (Irem 1990).

- 30th March 2000: Roberto Fresca fixed some Pound for Pound and Air Duel dipswitches.

- 27th March 2000: Nicola Salmoria added Air Duel to the M72 driver.

- 13th March 2000: Guru - Dumped finally (possibly) the last remaining M72 game called Airduel.

LEVELS: 7 (must be finished twice)

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