colour emulation imperfect
palette 1024
display type raster
orientation horizontal
resolution 512x224
frequency 59.090909Hz
sound emulation imperfect
channels mono
samples alarm0.wav
players 1
nplayers 1P
controls joy
buttons 3
coin slots 2
cpu Z80 @ 4.992MHz
cpu Z80 @ 4.992MHz
audio Speaker
audio Samples
version added .079u2
last change(s) .108u5 .108u2
name size crc set flags sha1
epr-5217b.cpu-ic3  16384  1b56e7dd  zoom909    ccf638c318ebce754ac9628271d2064e05ced35c 
epr-5218b.cpu-ic4  16384  77dfd911  zoom909    cc1d4aac863b2d6b52eff7de2b8233be21aac3c9 
epr-5200.cpu-ic66  4096  0d58b154  buckrog    9f3951eb7ea1fa9ff914738462e4b4f755d60802 
epr-5216.prom-ic100  8192  8155bd73  buckrog    b6814f03eafe16457655598685b4827456b86335 
epr-5213.prom-ic84  8192  fd78dda4  buckrog    4328b5782cbe692765eac43a8eba40bdf2e41921 
epr-5231.prom-ic68  16384  f00385fc  zoom909    88f64159fdd9b0b8b6a26e7c52da74189f529eb4 
epr-5207.prom-ic52  16384  644f29d8  zoom909    301b94a522bf7a79195d96ca7a4c2ec6f63d45d2 
epr-5206.prom-ic43  16384  049dc998  zoom909    8184a92895b04ea140f073c2345284c23fba7fd4 
epr-5209.prom-ic59  16384  0ff9ff71  zoom909    9038949b657269a3b3287ad526c0e14ebe87525a 
epr-5208.prom-ic58  8192  d181fed2  buckrog    fd46e609b7e04d0661c84ad0faa616d75b8ba89f 
epr-5212.prom-ic75  16384  9359ec4f  zoom909    4783527b9961df259e7fbbf8db0b599882dd1207 
epr-5211.prom-ic74  8192  d181fed2  buckrog    fd46e609b7e04d0661c84ad0faa616d75b8ba89f 
epr-5215.prom-ic91  16384  f5dacc53  zoom909    fe536d16ccb249c26a046f60dc804f5d3be430dc 
epr-5214.prom-ic90  8192  68306dd6  zoom909    63644e38b36512d93464280d73344c97d9ec1f78 
epr-5201.cpu-ic102  2048  7f21b0a4  buckrog    b6d784031ffecb36863ae1d81eeaaf8f76ab83df 
epr-5202.cpu-ic103  2048  43f3e5a7  buckrog    2714943b6720311c5d226db3b6fe95d072677793 
epr-5203.cpu-ic91  8192  631f5b65  buckrog    ce8b23cf97f7e08a13f426964ef140a20a884335 
pr-5194.cpu-ic39  32  bc88cced  buckrog    5055362710c0f58823c05fb4c0e0eec638b91e3d 
pr-5195.cpu-ic53  32  181c6d23  buckrog    4749b205cbaa513ee65a644946235d2cfe275648 
pr-5196.cpu-ic10  512  04204bcf  buckrog    5636eb184463ac58fcfd20012d13d14fb0769124 
pr-5197.cpu-ic78  512  a42674af  buckrog    db3590dd0d0f8a85d4ba32ac4ee33f2f4ee4c348 
pr-5198.cpu-ic93  512  32e74bc8  buckrog    dd2c812efd7b8f6b31a45e698d6453ea6bec132e 
pr-5199.cpu-ic95  1024  45e997a8  buckrog  bad dump  023703b90b503310351b12157b1e732e61430fa5 
cabinet art
cabinet buckrog.png
control panel buckrog.png
flyer zoom909.png
PCB buckrog.png
additional information
info 0.58 [Nicola Salmoria]

0.57 [Aaron Giles]

Artwork available

Samples required

  • 0.140u2: Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added clone Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (not encrypted, set 2). Changed description of clone 'Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (not encrypted)' to 'Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (not encrypted, set 1)'.
  • 29th September 2010: Smitdogg - We got an upgraded unencrypted rom set of Buck Rogers.
  • 0.130: Aaron Giles fixed graphics corruption on Buck Rogers title screen / ingame (using -autoframeskip).
  • 0.129u3: Couriersud and Guru added calculation for capacitors >= 100pf to Buck Rogers LS626 frequency calculation. Formula was derived from figure 6 of LS624/628/629 & 625/626/627 datasheet. The "BUCK ROGERS" title screen is now centered and the big ship appears centered over Buck Rogers ship.
  • 0.120u1: Couriersud fixed broken starfield in Buck Rogers.
  • 0.118u3: Aaron Giles marked prom pr-5199.cpu-ic95 as a baddump in clone Zoom 909.
  • 0.109u2: Aaron Giles fixed clock speeds in Buck Rogers. Changed Z80 CPU1/2 clock speeds to 4992000 Hz and VSync to 59.090908 Hz.
  • 2nd October 2006: Mr. Do - Updated Buck Rogers artwork for 0.109. Note one digit isn't currently working, due to a MAME bug.
  • 10th September 2006: Mr. Do - Used the Turbo bezel to upgrade the score panel in Buck Rogers, as it does match the real thing (would still like the full version though).
  • 0.108u3: Changed visible area to 512x224.
  • 0.108u2: Added proms ($0, 20, 100, 300 - Char layer X shift, sprite state machine, sprite Y scaling and video timing) and changed palettesize to 1024 colors.
  • 0.108u1: Changed visible area to 256x224 and VSync to 59.185608 Hz.
  • 20th August 2006: Mr. Do - Converted Buck Rogers artwork to use the new built-in LEDs in 0.107u4.
  • 0.107u4: Aaron Giles added built-in layouts for Turbo, Subroc 3D, Buck Rogers, Atari Football, Atari Baseball and Super Speed Racer using the new primitives.
  • 0.107u2: Added 2x 'Unknown' dipswitches.
  • 0.96u2: Nathan Woods rewrote 8255 PPI mode 2 support, and hooked 8255 to Buck Rogers properly. This fixes the 'Insert Coins' bug.
  • 0.79u2: Tomasz Slanina added clone Zoom 909 (Sega 1982).
  • 12th February 2004: Tomasz Slanina added Zoom 909 (a clone of Buck Rogers) to the Turbo driver.
  • 0.63: Subroc-3D, Turbo and Buck Rogers use the artwork to show the LED counters [Stefan Jokish]. Changed visible area to 256x224, palettesize to 1792 colors and aspect ratio to 3:4.
  • 6th February 2002: Aaron Giles re-submitted Zsolt Vasvari's and Jim Hernandez's Buck Rogers sample support, fixed the Blaster line fill and added the missing ASIC65 source file.
  • 0.58: Nicola Salmoria added Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (encrypted). Renamed (buckrog) to (buckrogn). Added Samples sound (alarm0-3, exp, fire, rebound, hit, shipsnd1-3.wav).
  • 31st January 2002: Nicola Salmoria decrypted another Buck Rogers ROM set and added it to the Turbo driver.
  • 8th January 2002: Zsolt Vasvari and Jim Hernandez added sound sample support to the Buck Rogers driver.
  • 0.57: Aaron Giles added Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (Sega 1982).
  • 15th November 2001: Aaron Giles adjusted the speed in Buck Rogers and Subroc-3D.
  • 12th November 2001: Aaron Giles cleaned up Frank Palazzolo's Buck Rogers and Subroc-3D drivers and merged them with the Turbo driver. Neither of them has sound yet, and Subroc-3D crashes at random.
  • 10th November 2001: Guru - Received Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom (Sega 1982). Big thanks to Smitdogg.

Movie: Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

Genre: Sci-fi

Year: USA 1978

Director: Daniel Haller

Studio: Universal Pictures

Cast: Gil Gerard, Pamela Hensley, Erin Grey, Henry Silva, Tim O'Connor, Duke Butler, Felix Silla,John Dewey-Carter, Caroline Smith

Recommended Games (Starfighter):

Starship 1

Star Fire

Star Fire 2

Star Hawk


Tunnel Hunt

Warp Speed

Space Encounters

Space Seeker

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom



Star Trek




Cube Quest

I, Robot

Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Arcade

Star Wars Trilogy

Star Wars Pod Racer

Tube Panic

High Voltage


Shrike Avenger

Splendor Blast

Vs. Star Luster

Thunder Ceptor

Galaxy Force 2


Galactic Storm

Space Lords

Solar Assault


Vapor TRX

Romset: 187 kb / 23 files / 83.6 zip
history Zoom 909 (c) 1982 Sega.


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 4.992 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Samples

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024

Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released during December 1982.

This game is also known as :

"Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom [Cockpit model]".

"Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom [Upright model]".

This games continue feature was unlimited, (which made the high score meaningless). That 'feature' made the game unpopular with the best players, (what's the point if you can just buy the top score ?).

  1. Zoom 909 (1982)
  2. Buck Rogers - Countdown To Doomsday (1990 - MS-DOS)
  3. Buck Rogers - Matrix Cubed (1992 - MS-DOS)
  4. - STAFF -
    • Security by : Masatoshi Mizunaga
    • - PORTS -
    • * Computers :
    • MSX (1985)
    • - SOURCES -
    • Game's rom.
    • Machine's picture.
    • Edit this entry at Arcade-History.com: http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=zoom-909&page=detail&id=3259&o=2
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