colour emulation good
palette 352
display type raster
orientation vertical
resolution 224x256
frequency 60.000000Hz
sound emulation good
channels mono
players 2
nplayers 2P alt
controls joy
buttons 2
coin slots 3
cpu Z80 @ 3.072MHz
cpu Z80 @ 3.072MHz
audio Speaker
audio AY-3-8910A @ 1.536MHz
audio AY-3-8910A @ 1.536MHz
version added .035b09
last change(s) none since version .53
name size crc set flags sha1
2-2.5de  8192  93da1d52  yamato2    21b72856ebbd969e4e075b52719e6acdbd1bc4c5 
3-2.5f  8192  31e73821  yamato2    e582c9fcea1b29d43f65b6aa67e1895c38d2736c 
4-2.5jh  8192  fd7bcfc3  yamato2    5037170cb3a9824794e90d74def92b0b25d45caa 
1.5v  2048  3aad9e3c  yamato    37b0414b265397881bb45b166ecab85880d1358d 
10.11k  8192  161121f5  yamato    017c5c6b773b0ae1d0be52e4bac90b699ea196dd 
9.11h  8192  56e84cc4  yamato    c48e0e5460376d6b34173c42a27907ef12218182 
8.11c  4096  28024d9a  yamato    c871c4d74be72a8bfea99e89d43f91922f4b734b 
7.11a  4096  4a179790  yamato    7fb6b033de939ff8bd13055c073311dca2c1a6fe 
5.5lm  4096  7761ad24  yamato    98878b19addd142d35718080eece05eaaee0388d 
6.5n  4096  da48444c  yamato    a43e672ce262eb817fb4e5715ef4fb304a6a2815 
1.bpr  32  ef2053ab  yamato    2006cbf003f90a8e75f39047a88a3bba85d78e80 
2.bpr  32  2281d39f  yamato    e9b568bdacf7ab611801cf42ea5c7624f5440ef6 
3.bpr  32  9e6341e3  yamato    2e7a4d3c1f40d6089735734b9d9de2ca57fb73c7 
4.bpr  32  1c97dc0b  yamato    fe8e0a91172abdd2d14b199da144306a9b944372 
5.bpr  32  edd6c05f  yamato    b95db8aaf74fe175d1179f0d85f79242b16f5fb4 
cabinet art
flyer yamato.png
additional information
info 0.35b9 [Nicola Salmoria]

  • yamato, yamato2: Original PCB screen shot for reference. Smitdogg (ID 03809)
  • 0.123u3: Zsolt Vasvari merged Yamato driver with Crazy Climber and cleaned up the video driver, mainly via tilemap conversion. Fixed gfx1 rom address to $2000.
  • 0.118u6: Aaron Giles fixed crash after exiting the game.
  • 0.102u5: Changed cpu1 roms ($f000) to user1 and palettesize to 352 colors.
  • 17th December 2005: Tomasz Slanina added temporary BG gradient (bad colors/offset). Gradient table are stored in two(?) ROMs. Each table is 256 bytes long: 128 for normal and 128 bytes for flipped screen. Color format is unknown - probably direct RGB mapping of 8 or 16 (both roms) bits. Also table selection source is unknown.
  • 18th November 2005: Tomasz Slanina - Trying to add missing background, but colors are guess.
  • 0.97u4: ShimaPong added 'Bonus Life' dipswitch.
  • 0.69: Angelo Salese removed a graphic rom loading kludge in Yamato, which caused a bad gray square when launching missiles. Also fixed crashes in clone yamato2. Fixed gfx2 roms addresses.
  • 0.67: Changed description to 'Yamato (US)' and clone '(set 2)' to '(World?)'.
- 0.35b9: Nicola Salmoria added Yamato (set 1) and clone (set 2), preliminary. TODO: Two ROMs are not used, don't know what they are.
  • 27th March 1999: Nicola got correct colors to Yamato.
  • 26th March 1999: Nicola decrypted the last old Sega game, Yamato.
LEVELS: 99 (endless)

Recommended Games:
Romset: 63 kb / 16 files / 30.6 zip
history Yamato (c) 1983 Sega.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 352

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in March 1983.

Yamato is the name of a Japanese battleship that was sunk off Kyuushuu during World War II.

  • Security by : Masatoshi Mizunaga
  • Program by : L'Y
  • - PORTS -
  • * Consoles :
  • Sega SG-1000 (1983)
  • - SOURCES -
  • Game's rom.
  • Edit this entry at Arcade-History.com: http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=yamato&page=detail&id=3226&o=2
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