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Undumped and incorrectly dumped games

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Note: This list is vastly incomplete/imperfect. While much of the information is out there, it hasn't been collected. If you see something wrong or missing, please feel free to add it here, though if it isn't easily confirmable, please provide some sort of proof. Thanks.

ROMs do not last forever — specialized hardware used on some cartridges may last even less time. There is an active community of people interested in maintaining data about dumped ROMs to ensure games are not lost forever. However, some releases are rare. making it hard to track down and dump the ROM (Sansan was this way for a long time); in some cases, this happens to particular revisions of games. Not all dumps are good dumps — overdumping (when more is dumped than the EEPROM actually has and there is wraparound — which could probably have other errors) or bad dumping (when something goes wrong and the data is not bit perfect) can also happen. Finally, homebrew developers are actively looking out to ensure piracy of their games do not happen, and consequently those games also remain undumped, as they have fallen for the completely baseless idea that any proof that a game is dumpable will always, immediately lead to mass piracy that knocks all game sales down to absolute 0; much to everyone's extreme misfortune, they will both actively target ROM dump groups and preservation groups and use hardware mechanisms that are known to guarantee low data retention (for instance, CPLDs that are only known to last ~10 years).

Unspecified Console

All arcade games on this page except "JUEGO TRUCO CLEMENTE Copyright 1990" (dumped and not on Sega hardware (but rather on modified Pac-Man board))

Arcade

Note: there are more undumped NAOMI games than dumped, so those will not be listed here for the time being. They will be added eventually. Incorrectly dumped NAOMI games will be listed here.

Sega System 16

Board Game Status Description
Pre-System 16 arcade hardware Dump Matsumoto "317-0011a.mcu" (protection MCU) undumped not sure which chip this is; this filename is from MAME source
System 16B Charon Undumped

Other Boards

Board Game Status Description
early Namco hardware Gee Bee Sega version undumped assuming they modified it from the Gremlin version at all
Galaxian hardware Jump Bug Sega version undumped (a bootleg of it has been dumped)
Sega G80 Raster 005 "6331.sound-u8" ("missing sound PROM!") bad dumped see MAME source
Pig Newton version A "cpu.u25" (loaded to beginning of CPU address space; presumably first 2KB of main CPU code) bad dumped; "1904a.bg" and "1905a.bg" (first set of graphics ROMs) bad dumped; "1906a.bg", "1907a.bg", and "1908a.bg" (second set of graphics ROMs) undumped MAME source says at the moment the set just copies the second set of background ROMs from the version C set
Pig Newton version C "cpu.u25" (loaded to beginning of CPU address space; presumably first 2KB of main CPU code) bad dumped
Space Odyssey version 2 "spod946a.prom-u6" (2KB loaded into the main CPU address space at 3000h) bad dump
custom hardware used by Bank Panic and Combat Hawk Bank Panic "315-5073.pal16l4" (something) undumped read protected
Combat Hawk "315-5073.pal16l4" (something) undumped read protected
Sega X Board Caribbean Boule Undumped
Sega Y Board Galaxy Force Undumped
custom hardware used by Bingo Circus Bingo Circus Rev. A 891001 "terminal.rom" (terminal PCB ROMs) undumped
Sega Model 2B CRX Dynamite Baseball Undumped
Sega System C SegaSonic Popcorn Shop Undumped

Mega Drive

Note: unlicensed games are not listed here because there are too many to keep track of. They will be re-added once we (probably I, andlabs) can wade through it all one day when I'm not distracted by thing #436256752573.
Note the contents of this list are based on the no-intro ROM set. When removing or adding an entry from this list due to dump, you may be asked where it has been found. Please leave a note and proof in the edit summary. Furthermore, this list is vastly incomplete, as we still do not have a clear idea as to the nature of Korean, mainland Asian, and Brazilian releases (and the use of (World) by ROM sets makes this more confusing); the unlicensed games on this list might also only represent a small portion of the total.
Game Status Description
Outback Joey Heartbeat Personal Trainer special software Undumped The unit itself is so rare that we don't even know what that software is called or everything it was capable of! (We only know some details.)
Sega Channel program US dumped, all other regions undumped
XBAND program, all regions Undumped
2 in 1: Psychic Pinball and Micro Machines Undumped
Advanced Busterhawk Gleylancer Japan dumped, Korea undumped
Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen "Rev A" dumped, "Rev 0" undumped Revision names from no-intro's undumped list. "Rev A" md5sum: d1c8b8474a9c47c5a2457b9549dee728.
Andre Agassi Tennis US/EU dumped, Brazil undumped
ATP Tour US/EU dumped, Australia undumped
Australian Rugby League EU dumped, Australia undumped
Bloodshot EU dumped, Germany (Battle Frenzy) and Australia undumped
Bubba'n'Stix US/EU dumped, Australia undumped
Cannon Fodder EU dumped, Australia undumped
Captain Planet and the Planeteers US/EU dumped, Japan and Australia undumped The JP version might not actually exist — it isn't in the official release list, and there's no info on a possible unlicensed release. The Australian version does exist.
Clay Fighter US/EU dumped, Australia undumped
Columns Sega Game Toshokan version Undumped, but probably same from retail All Game Toshokan ROMs have the same base code from the Game Toshokan cartridge itself, however Columns also received a retail release in Japan. If every ROM version of Columns in the various sources we got other Game Toshokan ROMs from are found to be identical to the retail one but the real Game Toshokan one is different...
Daffy Duck in Hollywood EU dumped, Australia undumped
The Death and Return of Superman US dumped, EU undumped
DEcapAttack US/EU dumped, Korea undumped
Dick Vitale's "Awesome, Baby!" College Hoops US dumped, Australia undumped Unknown if this is the same ROM or not (likely the same ROM considering ohw cheap Time Warner was with the packaging)
Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden Japan/France dumped, Portugal undumped Though the carts were imported it's still best to dump them I guess? What harm could it do =P
Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis US/EU dumped, Australia undumped
Dynamite Headdy Sample Undumped no-intro does list "Dynamite Headdy (Beta);" whether or not these two are the same requires investigation.
Ex-Mutants US/EU dumped, Australia undumped
F-22 Interceptor Dumped — but see description The list has the additional notes "dump with eeprom reader." This may require some investigation...
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge Europe "Rev A" dumped, "Rev 0" undumped Revision names from no-intro's undumped list. "Rev A" md5sum: f5cf4a91e074640f45c6396948085ccc.
FIFA International Soccer US/EU dumped; Japan undumped
Flicky US/EU dumped, Japan undumped The Japanese release of Flicky was a Game Toshokan exclusive, but every other Game Toshokan game (including Fatal Labyrinth) was dumped, so wtf...
The Flintstones (Ocean) Undumped Sega Channel release, so the final is likely lost. drx is known to have a prototype.
Fun 'n' Games EU/US dumped, Australia undumped
Galaxy Force II "Rev B" and some unidentified revision dumped, "Rev 0" and "Rev A" undumped Revision names from no-intro's undumped list. It is possible the unidentified one is either 0 or A. "Rev B" md5sum: 9fa0649fcb53963a432812254ccb4f02. Unidentified md5sum: 00f475ac5e7a5c2f753bb14ef62a9d98.
Garfield: The Lost Levels Undumped Sega Channel exclusive version of Garfield: Caught in the Act with extra level(s) that eventually became part of the PC version. More details here — link from 2004 so this is likely lost.
Generations Lost US/EU dumped, Korea undumped
International Rugby EU dumped, Australia undumped
International Superstar Soccer EU "Deluxe" dumped, Brazil regular undumped
Jewel Master US/EU "Rev A" dumped, "Rev 0" undumped Revision names from no-intro's undumped list. "Rev A" md5sum: 42ec7e0894625345be8021f9d5f5d52f.
Jim Power: The Arcade Game Bad dump Exact issue unknown. This is a prototype of an unreleased game, so a good dump is very unlikely.
J. League Pro Striker 2 Sample Undumped
Junker's High Bad dump Exact issue unknown. This is a prototype of OutRun 2019, but a good dump may still be very unlikely.
Lemmings US/EU/JP dumped, Korea undumped
Mega Bomberman US/EU dumped, Korea undumped
Mega Games 10/Sega Top Ten/10 Super Jogos Only 10 Super Jogos dumped
Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators US/EU dumped, Brazil undumped
MLBPA Baseball US dumped, Australia undumped
Mortal Kombat 3 US/EU dumped, Brazil undumped
Nagoya Home Banking Undumped
Bulls versus Blazers and the NBA Playoffs Japan Dumped — but see description The list indicates that there is a mismatch between the checksums in collector Xacrow's dump and in Cowering's GoodGen set. The md5sum of the ROM in no-intro's set is 97e07d6d00662e1d688229233ececddd, so this may have been resolved. Investigation needed.
NFL Pro Football '94 Japan Undumped Should not be confused with NFL Football '94 — which is the Japanese name of NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana. This is consequently most likely the Japanese version of Madden NFL '94; investigation is needed.
Ninja Gaiden Bad dump ROM header modified. This is a prototype of an unreleased game, so a good dump is very unlikely.
Osaka Bank My Line Undumped It is believed the Mega Anser software differs from this.
Osaka Bank My Line Demo Undumped
The Ottifants EU dumped, Australia undumped
Paperboy US/EU/JP dumped, Korea undumped
PGA Tour Golf 1.1 and 1.2 dumped, 1.0 undumped Revision numbers from no-intro's undumped list. 1.1 md5sum: b40a7bff341839b9d8d31cc9d37d944b. 1.2 md5sum: 50b00d9ac86fb44aeb9c71882c92da4a.
Phantasy Star Japanese rerelease Undumped No confirmation of being the same ROM as the SMS one or not...
Phantasy Star II US/EU/JP/BR dumped, Korea undumped
Phantasy Star III US/EU/JP/BR dumped, Korea undumped
Shane Warne Cricket Australia Dumped — but see description Should redump from both versions to see if they're identical or not
Shining Force US/Japan dumped, EU undumped
Side Pocket Dumped — but see description The list indicates that there is a mismatch between the checksums in collector Xacrow's dump and in Cowering's GoodGen set for both the US and Japan dumps. The md5sum of the ROMs in no-intro's set are 213899f86e17e95f41498c0b54d702b0 (Japan)/469e1360eb70879b1039a686be9dfc3a (US), so this may have been resolved. Investigation needed. EU is clear.
The Smurfs "Rev A" dumped, "Rev 0" undumped Revision names from no-intro's undumped list. "Rev A" md5sum: 4206c52e6e96b6fa301e890e6a9d3337.
Sonic 3D Blast US/EU dumped, Korea undumped
The Story of Thor Japan prototype Bad dump Exact issue unknown. This is a prototype, so a good dump is very unlikely.
Street Fighter II Dash Plus Japan Unknown; most likely undumped no-intro only lists US, EU, and Asia — but at one point Japan was listed along with Asia as the same ROM...
Sumisei Home Tanmatsu Undumped
Swamp Thing Overdumped No response from owners of this prototype.
Syndicate US/EU dumped, Australia undumped
Tecmo Cup Japan prototype Bad dump Exact issue unknown. This is a prototype, so a good dump is very unlikely.
TinHead Both versions should be dumped just to be sure the Ballistic logo isn't in one of them as the present dump says Spectrum HoloByte
Tintin in Tibet Should be redumped from all versions ROM sets presently use the French name, however the game was distributed using localized names, so this would only serve as verification.
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron US/EU dumped, Korea undumped no-intro has a JP ROM, but there was no JP release — misnomer?
Tom and Jerry: Frantic Antics US dumped, Japan and Korea undumped
Triple Score: 3 Games in 1/Mega Games I Europe (Mega Games I) dumped, US (Triple Score: 3 Games in 1) undumped
Valis III Japan ????? — see description The no-intro ROM name was changed after the list was made to "Valis III (Japan) (Rev A).md." However, the list says they have 1.1, and are missing 1.0. This might mean 1.1 is Rev A, and 1.0 is another revision. Investigation needed.
Virtua Fighter 2 US/EU/Korea dumped, Brazil undumped
Virtua Racing US/EU/JP dumped, Korea undumped
Wonder MIDI Undumped
World Cup Soccer/World Championship Soccer ????? — see description The no-intro ROM set has an unidentified revision, a "v1.2," and a "Rev B." However, the list says they have "v1.0," "v1.2," and "v1.3," and are missing "v1.1." Much like with Valis III, this requires investigation...
World Cup USA 94 US/EU dumped, Korea undumped
World Heroes US dumped, Korea undumped no-intro has a JP ROM, but there was no JP release — misnomer?
World of Illusion: Fushigi na Magic Box Japan ????? — see description The no-intro ROM set has a final and beta build, however the list says they have "v1.0" and are missing "v1.1." Much like with Valis III, this requires investigation...

Furthermore, the following are on no-intro's undumped list, but the ROMs they have are marked as for more regions than the list indicates, so it is possible the undumped ROMs were dumped and found to be identical to the already dumped ones, unless there is evidence of difference — this requires some investigation. The list is outdated so this could have been investigated already (outdated entries on their list that can be proven easily from the current datfiles are already omitted from this page).

Game Status Description
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Battle Squadron US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Blockout World dumped, EU undumped
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Bulls vs. Lakers and the NBA Playoffs US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Centurion: Defender of Rome US/EU dumped, EU undumped Additional notes: "dump with eeprom reader"
Ecco Jr. US/Australia dumped, US/PAL undumped
Ex-Mutants US/EU dumped, EU undumped
The Faery Tale Adventure US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Gain Ground World dumped, EU undumped
James Pond: Underwater Agent US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Mutant League Football US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Paperboy 2 US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Road Rash US/EU dumped, EU undumped
RoboCop versus The Terminator Japan/Korea dumped, Japan undumped
Spider-Man and X-Men: Arcade's Revenge US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Zany Golf US/EU dumped, EU undumped
Zoom! World dumped, PAL undumped

Mega-CD

Game Status Description
Multi-Mega EU BIOS Bad dump Sega CD BIOSes are notorious for bad dumps due to various hardware curiosities. Two bad dumps of this circulate; no good dump has ever been made.
Linguaphone Education Gear BIOS Undumped
Victor Wondermega JP BIOS Undumped Sega's version of the Wondermega has had its BIOS dumped, as has the Wondermega M2 and JVC X'Eye
Aiwa Mega CD BIOS Undumped See this thread in Assembler Games and this entry in MAME's Progetto EMMA db (refresh if it fails loading)
All Brazilian, Korean, and Australian Mega-CD and variant hardware BIOSes and most Asian such Undumped

32X

Note the contents of this list are based on the no-intro ROM set. When removing or adding an entry from this list due to dump, you may be asked where it has been found. Please leave a note and proof in the edit summary.
Game Status Description
32X BIOS US dumped, all others undumped If they were dumped, they are not in the no-intro 32X set.
Blackthorne US dumped, Brazil undumped
Motherbase/Parasquad/Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 US/Japan (Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000/Parasquad) dumped, EU (Motherbase) undumped

Sega Master System

Note: Korean unlicensed games are still being discovered by the handful and dumped on SMS Power! We don't know all the ones that do exist yet, so they will be omitted for the time being. Check there for updates.
Game Status Description
Digger Chan Contest ROM distributed as such; sold version undumped A commercially sold (but not in any conventional sense) update to a freely available ROM submitted as part of a coding competition. Too new, too samll batches, etc.

Game Gear

Presently there is no complete Game Gear undumped list, however when asked about one, Bock, co-admin of SMS Power, requested Game Gear US sets, as thoe US set has the most undumped games. Please contribute if you can. Thanks! - andlabs
Game Status Description
Game Genie Undumped Reason why undumped unknown.
Pro Action Replay Undumped Reason why undumped unknown.
CJ Elephant Fugitive EU dumped, US undumped

NEC SuperGrafx

Source: http://datomatic.no-intro.org/stuff/additional/sgrafx.zip
Game Status Description
Galaxy Force II unreleased prototype Undumped This is known to exist due to magazine articles of the time, but was unreleased, and no dump has even been found!

Nintendo DS

Game Status Description
Sonic Rush Adventure Korea version bad dumped; all others okay
Soccer Tsuku DS: World Challenge 2010 Bad dump Known underdumped header

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