Tutankham

Estimated reading time: 4 min

 

## Video output

R1 and V4 both output 640×480 progressive with 60 Hz on DVI (-A and -D) and HDMI, respectively.

R1 furthermore supports raw video output as provided by the original arcade hardware.

A composite synchronization signal is provided as HSYNC while VSYNC is constantly driven high. Feed this into a suitable monitor via an adapter chain:

1. DVI-A -> VGA
2. VGA -> RGB, CSYNC (compatible with MIST scart cable, https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-board/wiki/ScartCable)

See `tutankham_konami_15khz.ini` for further information.

Tutankham Gameplay.

In this game, you play an explorer who searches through King Tut’s tomb to find his treasures while fighting off various creatures who guard the tomb as you find your way through the catacombs.

The game has four different stages where you must help the explorer find four different treasures including a map, an urn, a chest of gold and jewels and finally the golden death mask. The game has rather spooky, Egyptian-style background music.

You must guide the explorer through the maze of each stage. There are several different creatures who constantly materialize from random areas of the maze and attack including asps, vultures, parrots, bats, dragons and curses. Those creatures can be destroyed to score 20, 40 and even 60 points with bullets or a “flash bomb” which destroys all enemies on the screen. “flash bombs” can only be used once per stage or each of them can be used for later stages.

Controls ### Joystick

Attach joysticks to port 1
and optionally port 2.

The game uses 3 action buttons.
They are mapped to joystick 1 and joystick 2:

| Action | Joystick 1 | Joystick 2 |
| :— | :— | :— |
| Fire left | Fire & left | Left |
| Fire right | Fire & right | Right |
| Flash | Fire & up | Up |

Keyboard ### Virtual keyboard

The joystick in port 1 is emulated in parallel using the virtual keyboard:

* Cursor up, down, left, right
* key a -> fire left
* key d -> fire right
* key w -> flash
* key 5 -> coin
* key 1 -> start 1

Acknowledgements

* FPGA conversion by Arnim Laeuger

* cpu09 core by John E. Kent, https://opencores.org/projects/System09

* A-Z80 core by Goran Devic, https://github.com/gdevic/A-Z80

* YM2149 core by Mike Johnson

* Graphics also credited to Arcade Museum

Please read the “Readme.md” file for documentation.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
NO ORIGINAL ROM CONTENTS ARE IN THIS DISTRIBUTION. YOU WILL NEED THE ORIGINAL/ALTERNATIVE ROM FILES TO RUN THE Tutankham GAME. All logos are copyright to the respective holders.

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