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|ID||Category [?]||Severity [?]||Reproducibility||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|07257||DIP/Input||Major||Always||Mar 9, 2019, 18:00||Apr 30, 2019, 08:16|
|Tester||trj||View Status||Public||Platform||MAME (Official Binary)|
|Assigned To||Resolution||Bugs That Aren't Bugs||OS||Windows 10 (64-bit)|
|Version||0.207||Fixed in Version||Build|
|Summary||07257: gamegear [popbreak]: "START" from menu won't start game|
Game appears to accept start from initial Sega Screen or Same Intro. However it won't accept start on the next screen that asks for Start to begin game.
Popbreak (CRC 71DEBA5A)
Also confirmed it behaves the same under MAME 0.204
|Steps To Reproduce||
Press Start on the Sega or Intro screen.
On the next screen - which asks to press start to begin the game - it appears the Start button is not recognized.
|Affected Sets / Systems||gamegear [popbreak]|
|There are no relationship linked to this issue.|
Mar 9, 2019, 18:23
That may not be a bug afterall...
It is noted in the hash file that this game ONLY works in the Japanese Game Gear for whatever reason. This may be hardware differences or intended as a region protection, I'm unsure without some more research. I'll leave it open until we have accumulated evidence one way or another.
Mar 9, 2019, 18:28
SMS Power has information:
Pop Breaker (ポップブレイカー)
Therefore, since it can only work on Japanese units, this will be considered a "BTANB" or rather, Bugs That Aren't Bugs, because they happen in real hardware.
If you want to play this game, use machine "gamegeaj - Game Gear (Japan)"