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08015 DIP/Input Trivial Always Jun 27, 2021, 00:49 Jun 28, 2021, 13:32
Tester jkburks View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Steve Coomber Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.232 Fixed in Version 0.233 Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit a4a2b6e Github Pull Request #
Summary 08015: chanbara: The left and right joystick inputs are reversed
Description In MAME the right stick moves the player and the left stick controls the sword. The instruction card shows that the left joystick is supposed to be wired to player movement. The game uses a pair of 4-way joysticks, but the MAME XML says Chanbara uses 8-way joysticks.
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Additional Information Data East copied the control scheme for Chanbara directly from Karate Dou. They used the same basic chart on the instruction cards.

Karate Dou Instruction Card
The left is the movement lever, and the right is the attacking lever.

Chanbara Instruction Card
Four-way lever
Left lever is for body movement, right lever is for sword movement.

Text from the sales flyer
Two four-way levers allow you to use 28 different techniques.

I'll attach a cropped version of the Chanbara instruction card photo.
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Affected Sets / Systems chanbara
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jpg file icon chanbara_card.jpg (402,444 bytes) Jun 27, 2021, 00:49 Uploaded by jkburks
Chanbara Instruction Card
jpg file icon chanbara_card_english.jpg (338,614 bytes) Jun 27, 2021, 01:07 Uploaded by jkburks
Chanbara Instruction Card English Translation
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Jun 27, 2021, 01:10
Chanbara was never released outside of Japan, so there is no real English version of the instructions. I have attached a translated card made from the photo of the Japanese original.