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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
08660 DIP/Input Major Always Jun 8, 2023, 14:31 Jul 11, 2023, 11:14
Tester Cow View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows 10/11 (64-bit)
Status [?] Acknowledged Driver
Version 0.255 Fixed in Version Build 64-bit
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
Summary 08660: drgnbstr: "Allow Continue" DIP Switch doesn't work
Description I don't ever remember this game having an option to Continue after a death.
Steps To Reproduce Turn DIPSWB8 (Allow Continue) On.
Play the Game until you die.
There's no continue opportunity screen to be seen.
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Jun 8, 2023, 18:12
Maybe this is a BTANB. I ran this in 0.172 and couldn't continue (I just let the first big enemy knock the hell out of me). I popped on Namco Museum Vol. 2 for Sony PlayStation because this game is in that collection, and for this dip switch it says:

"To continue, you need at least one credit, and your vitality is under 32; press L1+R1"

I tried popping in a credit and pressing random buttons on the game in mame when the life gauge was flashing, but it didn't power up like it does on the PS.

Here's the manual:

This game probably doesn't use continues. Everywhere says that the game ends when your vitality reaches zero. Sounds like a true old school quarter cruncher.