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Rod-Land (World)

0.36b5 [Luca Elia]

0.35b10 [Luca Elia]

0.35b4 [Luca Elia]


- After inserting a coin (5), press the player 1 'down' (Cursor DOWN) button 3 times and START (1). This will activate the extra mode, so you can play with all new levels, gfx and music.


- Report from a PCB owner: I went to repair a Rod-Land PCB this weekend. Grabbed the roms, burned the replacements for a couple of suspected failed chips, and .... Total garbage on screen instead of sprites and backgrounds. Backgrounds made from a mess of sprites and vice versa. Switching roms rl_23.rom and rl_14.rom fixes this - someone has them the wrong way around in the romset, and thus in the driver too ;-) I don't think we can really argue with the PCB on this matter. All seemed well, until I tested the "hidden" Rod-Land levels (coin, 3x up or 3x down depending on region, start). Backgrounds a jumbled mess of tiles. I tested it again in mame, looked fine there. PCB did not agree. I took a look at the driver source, and noticed where a rom image is read in non-sequentially, in blocks of a mishmash order. While it might work to have a jumbled up rom read for a jumbled rom, it's definitely not valid on the PCB. After a few minutes with a hex editor I've rearranged the romfile to match the layout of the hack, burned it, and that works fine. So - to recap, rl_23.rom is jumbled up and wrong, and 23/14 are switched, both problems exist in Maybe someone wants to fix it, mail me at if you want the repaired 23 image. Oh, aside from that - the Japanese PCB I've got actually appears to use world region rl_23.rom and rl_14.rom - I tried the jap region images first and the board didn't like them at *all*. The only Japan romset ones my board runs with are 1, 2, 3 and 4 - rest same as world version. rodland061ora bloodflowers


- 0.37b14: Added clone Rod-Land (Japan bootleg).

- 0.36RC1: Added priority prom ($0).

- 0.36b5: Luca Elia added RodLand (World). Changed 68000 CPU1 clock speed to 12MHz.

- 24th October 1999: Luca Elia fixed Rodland graphics.

- 0.35b10: Luca Elia added RodLand (Japan).

- 31st March 1999: Luca Elia sent in a huge update to the Jaleco Mega System 1 driver, with support for Rodland (Japan version only), Earth Defense Force and Avenging Spirit.

- 0.35b4: Luca Elia added RodLand (Jaleco 1990) (Testdriver).


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Romset: 2689 kb / 13 files / 998 zip