colour emulation good
palette 4480
display type raster
orientation vertical
resolution 224x256
frequency 60.000000Hz
sound emulation good
channels mono
players 2
nplayers 2P alt
controls joy
buttons 3
coin slots 2
cpu Z80 @ 6MHz
cpu Z80 @ 4MHz
audio Speaker
audio YM3526 @ 4MHz
audio DAC
audio DAC
version added .138
last change(s) none
name size crc set flags sha1
1.1d  32768  171dbe99  youma2    c9fdca3849e20ab702415984b4039cf2cfa34cb8 
2.3d  16384  e502d62a  youma2    fdfb44c17557a513fe855b14140fe48921d6802b 
3.4d  32768  cb84745c  youma2    a961c329be26c423212078d04d5f783c796136b4 
12.14b  16384  3d1cd329  ninjemak    6abd8e0dbecddfd67c4d358b958c850136fd3c29 
13.15b  32768  ac3a0b81  ninjemak    39f2c305706e313d5256c357a3c8b57bbe45d3d7 
4.7d  32768  40aeffd8  youma2    f31e723323a0cdb8efa8b320f1c4efd646401ca4 
ninjemak.8  32768  655f0a58  ninjemak    8ffe73cec68d52c7b09651b546289613d6d4dde4 
ninjemak.9  32768  934e1703  ninjemak    451f8d01d9035d91c969cdc3fb582a00007da7df 
ninjemak.10  32768  955b5c45  ninjemak    936bfe2599228dd0861bbcfe15152ac5e9b906d1 
ninjemak.11  32768  bbd2e51c  ninjemak    51bc266cf8161610204e5d98e56346b1d8d3c009 
ninjemak.16  32768  8df93fed  ninjemak    ef37c78d4abbdbe9f427e3d9345f52464261116d 
ninjemak.17  32768  a3efd0fc  ninjemak    69d40707b0570c2f1be6247f0209ba9e60a83ed0 
ninjemak.14  32768  bff332d3  ninjemak    d277ba18034b083eaafa969d90685563994416fa 
ninjemak.15  32768  56430ed4  ninjemak    68356a0f68404ef70d8dc17d5cbdf5e1f28badcf 
ninjemak.7  16384  80c20d36  ninjemak    f20724754824030d62059388f3ea2224f5b7a60e 
ninjemak.6  16384  1da7a651  ninjemak    5307452058164a0bc39d144dd204627a9ead7543 
5.15d  16384  1b4f64aa  youma2    2cb2db946bf93e0928d6aa2e2dd29acb92981567 
bpr.6e  256  8a62d4e4  ninjemak    99ca4da01ea1b5585f6e3ebf162c3f988ab317e5 
bpr.7e  256  2ccf976f  ninjemak    b804ee761793697087fbe3372352f301a22feeab 
bpr.8e  256  16b2a7a4  ninjemak    53c410b439c8a835447f15f2ab250b363b3f7888 
bpr.2d  256  23bade78  ninjemak    7e2de5eb08d888f97830807b6dbe85d09bb3b7f8 
bpr.7f  256  262d0809  ninjemak    a67281af02cef082023c0d7d57e3824aeef67450 
cabinet art
marquee ninjemak.png
flyer ninjemak.png
PCB ninjemak.png
additional information
info 0.36b13 [Takahiro Nogi]

  • ninjemak and clones: Countdown at Game Over corrupted. Tafoid (ID 04344)
  • 0.142u3: Angelo Salese hooked up NB1414M4 to Ninja Emaki, greatly improving gfxs in it. Implemented serial type scrolling for Youma Ninpou Chou bootlegs. Changed region gfx5 to blit_data and visible area to 224x256.
  • 0.138u2: Replaced 'Unknown' dipswitches and with 2x 'Unused'.
  • 0.138: Takahiro Nogi added clone Youma Ninpou Chou (Japan, alt).
  • 0.111u1: Added clones Youma Ninpou Chou (Game Electronics bootleg, set 1) and (set 2).
  • 23rd October 2005: Corrado Tomaselli and f205v dumped Youma Ninpou Chou (Game Electronics bootleg, set 1).
  • 16th July 2003: Tomasz Slanina try to fix emulation of Ninja Emaki/Youma Ninpou Chou. Added little hacks to display title screens and texts ('credits'+numbers,'press start...','insert coin' etc).
  • 19th August 2002: Guru dumped Youma Ninpou Chou (Game Electronics bootleg, set 2).
  • 7th August 2002: Guru - Youma Ninpou Chou bootleg arrived and was bought by Randy on Ebay.
  • 0.36b13: Takahiro Nogi added Ninja Emaki (US) (Nichibutsu 1986) and clone Youma Ninpou Chou (Japan).
  • 25th December 1999: Nicola Salmoria merged the Ninja Emaki driver with the Galivan driver.
  • 23rd December 1999: Takahiro Nogi sent in a driver for Ninja Emaki / Youma Ninpou Chou.
LEVELS: 5 (endless)

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Romset: 466 kb / 22 files / 201.5 zip
history Youma Ninpou Chou (c) 1986 Nichibutsu.

Battle your way through a variety of landscapes shooting plenty of enemies as you go. Grab special scrolls that allow you to use a limited-time power-up weapon. Beat the end boss to move on to the next stage.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3526 (@ 4 Mhz), (2x) DAC (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 256

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Ghost Ninja Arts Scroll'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Ninja Emaki".

A bootleg of the game was released by Game Electronics.


Game's rom.

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