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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
04137 Color/Palette Minor Always Dec 13, 2010, 01:35 May 22, 2021, 16:59
Tester M.A.S.H. View Status Public Platform MAME (Self-compiled)
Assigned To M.A.S.H. Resolution Fixed OS
Status [?] Resolved Driver cclimber.cpp
Version 0.140u2 Fixed in Version 0.140u3 Build
Fixed in Git Commit 4c74b7b Github Pull Request #
Summary 04137: rpatrol, rpatrolb: Wrong sprite colors.
Description The picture from
shows the attract mode of River Patrol (see screenshot).
I have made a snapshot of the same scene in MAME (see 2nd screenshot).
The colors of the boat sprite is different to the one in MAME.
It is green with a red window and in MAME it is red with a green window.

Update: Found the 'Regression Version'. It was in MAME 0.53.
MAME 0.53: Swapped gfx2 roms ($0, 800).
If you swapped it back, the colors are correct.
Steps To Reproduce
Additional Information
Github Commit
Flags Verified with Original
Regression Version 0.53
Affected Sets / Systems rpatrol, rpatrolb
Attached Files
jpg file icon yugi-retrokan-rpatrol.JPG (50,172 bytes) Dec 13, 2010, 01:35
png file icon rpatrol.png (6,372 bytes) Dec 13, 2010, 01:35
jpg file icon river_patrol_instruction_card_orig.jpg (299,111 bytes) May 22, 2021, 10:03 Uploaded by jkburks
River Patrol Instruction Card - Original
jpg file icon river_patrol_instruction_card.jpg (138,786 bytes) May 22, 2021, 10:04 Uploaded by jkburks
River Patrol Instruction Card - possible bootleg
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Dec 17, 2010, 16:57
fixed, thanks
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May 22, 2021, 09:52
edited on: May 22, 2021, 09:59
This change was made in error and should be corrected.

The submitted photo is clearly a HIRO bootleg.
So this change altered the originals to match the bootleg.

The boat should be red on authentic Orca boards.
All of the instruction cards, whether original or bootleg, show a red boat.

There are numerous photos of this game in Japanese retro arcades on twitter.
I will provide a number of links as proof.

The bootleg makes 3 changes to the original game.
1. Orca copyright removed from the title screen.
2. Default high scores changed from ORCA to HIRO.
3. Boat color inverted from Red to Green.

Amano Game Museum HIRO bootleg green boat.

HIRO bootleg loose PCB green boat

Orca label PCB – video red boat + card

BEEP shop Orca red boat loose PCB

Orca original manual and instruction card – red boat

Retrogames Zarigani – Orca red boat

cocktail hardware video of red boat – high scores overwritten.

Orca red boat + card

Orca red boat at Sanjo CUE

Orca red boat

Orca red boat

HIRO board with red boat, but may have been patched.
It is also possible that some HIRO bootlegs have the red boat.
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May 22, 2021, 13:00
Ok, I'll update the driver