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Title Screen

Ballistic

Also known as: Puzz Loop (JP)
Developer: Mitchell
Publishers: Infogrames (US, EU), Capcom (JP)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: March 16, 2000
Released in US: November 15, 1999
Released in EU: October 20, 2000


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Want to know what Zuma was cloning? This game.

Test Mode Menu

Ballistic Test Mode Menu.png

Use the following code to display this menu in US version.

800BEFE0 0041
800DE8C4 CA6C
800DE8C6 8001

Use the following code to display each menu in JP version. JP version doesn't have "TEST MODE MENU".

CRT TEST
800DDEC4 31D0
800DDEC6 8004

DATA CONTROL
800DDEC4 2AB0
800DDEC6 8004

GAME CONFIGRATION
800DDEC4 15C0
800DDEC6 8004

INPUT TEST
800DDEC4 32F0
800DDEC6 8004

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
800DDEC4 1C54
800DDEC6 8004

Test Menu

JP versionUS version

Use the following code to display test menu. Press Start + Select to exit each test menu.

JP US EU
800DDEC4 1140
800DDEC6 800E
800E1160 0000
800E1162 0000
800DE8C4 1570
800DE8C6 800E
Hmmm...
To do:
Find code in EU version.
(Source: Original TCRF research)

bg_view_test

Ballistic PS Test bg test menu.png

Background test menu.

  • Left, Right: Select BG NO.
  • Square: Load the background.

FRAME TEST

Ballistic PS Test Frame Test.png

VRAM viewer.

ps_main

Freeze the game.

toko.bg.check

Background check menu.

sound test

Ballistic PS Test Sound Test.png

Sound test menu.

obj_move_test

Ballistic PS Test obj move test.png

Unknown.

RGB.SET

Palette test.

PS_OPTION_SETUP

Enter to normal option screen.

fade test

Fade in/out test.

hantomei

Transparency test.

Unused Graphics

Ballistic-TESTTIM.png

TEST.TIM has an unused backdrop with an image of Agni, the Hindu god of fire. More specifically, an 18th century miniature watercolor of him.

Debug Text

Hidden inside of SLUS_009.66 are texts for debug menus and functions.

At 0xA37 is text that would be seen when recording a demo.

Recording


Starting at 0x1A4B is a bunch of test menu text, some left of which is left over from the Arcade version.

*** TEST MODE MENU ***
-- INPUT TEST --
-- CRT TEST --
-- SYSTEM CONFIGURATION --
-- GAME CONFIGURATION --
-- DATA CONTROLL --

To return to GAME MODE,
Cursor
Up:1P Lever UP
Down:1P Lever Down or SERVICE Button
Select:1P A Button
Exit:1P & 2P Start Button

Left:1P Lever LEFT
Right:1P Lever RIGHT or TEST Button
Modified
Data Save

*** GAME CONFIGURATION ***
Difficulty
Stage Mode :
Panic Mode :
Pass Message :
Reset to Defaults
Exit

NO USE BACKUP SYSTEM

*** SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ***
Coin Slot Type :
Free Play :
Continue :
Demo Sound :
Input Control :
Coin Start
Coins Start
Coin Continue
Coins Continue
Coin
Coins
Credit
Credits
Coin Rate :
One Slot
(Two Slots Mixed)
Coin A Rate :
Coin B Rate :
Two Slots
(Two Slots Separated)
1/4
Knob Controller
Joystick

*** DATA CONTROLL ***
-- TIMER SETTING --
-- BACKUP MEMORY --
EXIT

*** BACKUP MEMORY ***
Comment             Data Size
-----------------------------
Exit : 1P & 2P Start Button

Data Save OK?
Yes
(No)
(Yes)
No

Data Erase OK?
Yes
No

*** CRT TEST ***
Exit : 1P & 2P Start Button

*** INPUT TEST ***
Coin A :         Coin B :
Service :
Tilt :           Test :
--Player 1--     --Player 2--
Up :             Up :
Down :           Down :
Left :           Left :
Right :          Right :
A Button :       A Button :
B Button :       B Button :
Knob :           Knob :
12345678
Dip Switch : 
Off
On
JPN OPENING TEST
SOUND TEST
BG MAP TEST
BG CHR TEST
OBJ MOVE TEST
BACKUP DISPLAY
TIME TEST

[Test_main]
***TEST MENU***

EXIT
SE STOP
BGM STOP
SE NO:
BGM NO:
[sound_test]
***SOUND MENU***

[obj_chr_test]
PAL:
+0+1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+A+B+C+D+E+F

[joy_in_test]
ZOOM
ERASE
TOUMEI
PAL NO:

[obj_move_test]
***OBJ MOVE MENU***

STAGE SELECT
X ACCEPT > BACK

Starting at 0xC5024 is a PlayStation-specific debug menu:

hantomei
fade test
PS_OPTION_SETUP
RGB_SET
obj_move_test
sound test
ps_main
FRAME TEST
bg_view_test
[Test_main]
***TEST MENU***

PAL NO : 
TIM NO : 
BG NO : 
BG A
BG B
DANGER
RAIL
PLANE : 
reading
BGA
BGB

SANKAKU:FADE OUT
MARU   :FADE IN
SANKAKU: FADE OUT
MARU   : FADE IN

KIDOCHI:
1P
2P
Save
Load
Exit
Press X button to accept
iro    : 
ban
Memory Card


(Source: Decension, Divingkataetheweirdo)

Arcade Version Leftovers

Starting at 0xA68 in SLUS_009.68.

Parental Advisory Warning
This game is classified
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
MITCHELL
Insert More Coin(s)
Credit(s) [ / ]
Free Play

Regional Differences

Title Screen

JP US/EU
Ballistic PS JP Title.png Ballistic (PlayStation)-title.png