Mazinger Z

Arcade Video game published 30 years ago by Banpresto

Listed in MAME

Mazinger Z screenshot

Mazinger Z © 1994 Banpresto.

Vertical shoot'em up with 3 selectable characters : Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger and Grendizer.


Cave 1st Generation Hardware

Main CPU : MC68000 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 [Optional]
Sound Chips : Yamaha YMZ280B (@ 16.9344 Mhz) or OKIM6295 x (1 or 2) + YM2203 / YM2151 [Optional]
Other : 93C46 EEPROM

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 240 x 384 pixels
Screen refresh : 57.55 Hz
Palette colors : 16384

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


Released in August 1994.

Based off the manga created by legendary artist Go Nagai in 1972.

The anime series on which this game is based was known briefly in the United States as Tranzor Z. It aired in the U.S. in 1985 and was produced by Three B. Productions, Ltd.

Default highscore table (TODAY'S TOP 8) :
TOP 100000 SUG
2ND 90000 TAG
3RD 80000 TON
4TH 70000 FAW
5TH 60000 TOM
6TH 50000 FUJ
7TH 40000 SAT
8TH 30000 SIN


If you set the territorial dip switch to Japan, not only will the Japanese title screen be shown, you will also see the boss's name (before you start fighting, written in Japanese), and cutscenes are shown in-between levels. These are absent if you set the switch to World.


1. Mazinger Z (1994)
2. Mazinger Z 2


Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.