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NewZealand Story (World, new version) (newer PCB), The

0.31 [Chris Moore]


- The story of TNZS2 isn't exactly known. Most of the console/computer ports of TNZS had levels identical to TNZS, but surprisingly the Genesis TNZS is identical to TNZS2.

- TNZS hidden level select: Keep service coin pressed (default:9) and reset the game. When SERVICE SWITCH ERROR appears, release service coin and press 1 player start three times, service coin again, and 1 player start. Use up/down to select the starting level and press 1 player start to start. You'll also get 255 lives. If you have enough patience and go up until the level reads "Q-1" (which corresponds to 1-1), AND the "Invulnerability" dip switch is On, you'll be invulnerable.


- tnzs, arknoid2: In tnzs, blue background is black. In arknoid2, big black bits at the top and bottom of the screen. tnzc0107yel solarsight / Twisty


- 0.94u2: Nicola Salmoria documented debug mode in TNZS. Added 'Invulnerability (Debug)' dipswitch.

- 0.91u2: Nicola Salmoria fixed crash due to code execution across bank cboundary (tnzs36b16yel). Removed kludges which were required to run Arkanoid 2 (they were just mirror addresses). Added sprite banking (same as seta.c). Insecotr X and other were obvoisly running at 30fps before, now they are ok. Also fixes insectx13b16gre and insectx236b16gre. Added sprite buffering (not quite the same as seta.c). Fixes kabukiz sprites and backgrounds, though there might still be a few glitches.

- 0.91: Nicola Salmoria improved workaround for hang bug in TNZS.

- 0.90: Changed Z80 CPU3 clock speed to 6MHz.

- 0.89u6: Nicola Salmoria re-arranged TNZS sets based on new information. Renamed (tnzs) to clone (tnzsj), (tnzs2) to (tnzso) and clone (tnzsb) to (tnzs).

- 0.68: Added I8X41 MCU (400000 Hz).

- 22nd July 2002: Angelo Salese fixed a crash in The New Zealand Story.

- 5th October 2001: Chack'n fixed a few driver names and filenames in TNZS and Taito F2 drivers.

- 18th March 2000: Quench fixed clone tnzsb from crashing without sound.

- 0.36RC1: Changed description to 'The NewZealand Story'.

- 0.36b10: Quench fixed hangs in TNZS.

- 27th October 1999: Quench fixed a sound crash in TNZS.

- 0.35b7: Nicola Salmoria added clone 'The Newzealand Story (bootleg)'. Added 3rd Z80 (6MHz) CPU.

- 16th March 1999: Brad Oliver and Nicola Salmoria have worked on TNZS, trying to fix crashes and adding a bootleg.

- 0.34b1: Chris Moore made enemies in TNZS now visible, using the gfx ROMs from a new set (which is not supported yet).

- 0.33b6: Richard Mitton accurated colors, and many other fixes, in TNZS. Santeri Saarimaa added hiscore save in TNZS.

- 0.33b1: Carlos A. Lozano improved sound in New Zealand Story.

- 0.31: Chris Moore added 'The New Zealand Story' (Taito 1988) and clone 'The New Zealand Story 2' (preliminary). Issues: The romset for tnzs is incomplete, so enemies are not visible. tnzs2 is complete, however it is quite a different game.


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