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Shanghai Kid

0.37b14 [Phil Stroffolino]


- Reset the game while pressing Coin 1 or 2 to enter the test mode.


- After the first demo runs, the sprites that make up the SHANGHAI KID logo aren't erased from the screen / RAM until they are drawn over. Not a bug - the real machine in the arcade has the same behavior. Stroff


- In the later levels, possibly due to uncracked protection, shangkid's sound starts to get really screwy, with samples being replaced by loud, horrible static. This is especially noticable in level 8 (where you fight the pro wrestler). Update: One of the CPUs is a dedicated sample player. The bad sound is a bankswitching issue. shangkid37b14gre1 Kurushimi / Stroff


- 0.63: Added clone Hokuha Syourin Hiryu no Ken.

- 7th January 2003: Uki added the Japan version of Shanghai Kid called Hokuha Syourin Hiryu no Ken.

- 14th November 2001: Phil Stroffolino added an alternate set of Shanghai Kid.

- 16th March 2001: Phil Stroffolino sent in an update to the Shanghai Kid driver, using the correct protection module ROMs and with other fixes.

- 18th February 2001: Phil Stroffolino sent in an almost completely working Shanghai Kid driver.

- 24th January 2001: Phil Stroffolino added Chinese Hero to the preliminary Shanghai Kid driver, but unlike Shanghai Kid, it doesn't have protection so it works perfectly.

- 22nd December 2000: Guru - The Shanghai Kid WIP got updated with a new driver and some technical info on the rom code.

- 4th December 2000: Guru - Been working with Mamedev to try to get Data East's Shanghai Kid up and running. I have a non-working pcb and it was necessary to open up the epoxy-encased protection module to see what was inside. The epoxy block contains a small pcb with a few surface-mounted chips on it. A Z80 cpu, LS245 logic IC and the infamous battery-backed 8K static ram chip, among other smaller components such as resistors, capacitors and diodes. The reason the Shanghai Kid boards die is similar to CPS1 and CPS2 suicide. The battery dies, so the ram chip loses the program code, then the PCB is useless and can't be fixed. There's no ROM or MCU contained in the epoxy block, which was the reason for investigating in the first place.

LEVELS: 13 (endless)

Category: Asian Fighting

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Romset: 299 kb / 35 files / 137.4 zip