What appears below is an English translation of the service menus of Visco’s Gourmet Battle Quiz Ryohrioh cooKing (ビスコの「グルメバトルクイズ 料理王ｃｏｏＫｉｎｇ」), running on an SSV arcade amusement system. These translations are made available in the hope that they will be useful. I make no representations about accuracy or fitness for any purpose. No responsibility is accepted for any damage caused directly or indirectly by these translations.
Although this game is configured entirely using DIP switches, the service mode provides a number of useful diagnostics, and gives a complete display of the DIP settings. To get started, switch on the service mode DIP switch (DIP1-3) and switch the machine on (or reset it if it’s already on). It should boot to the display test shown to the right (crosshatch and colour bars). When you’re happy with your monitor settings, press any button to get past this screen and display the test menu.
To the right you can see the main test menu. (If you don’t know how to get here, read the previous section.) Not much there, really, but the hearts are a nice touch. This is what it means:
Test Menu • Button Test > A Button • Game Settings > B Button • Sound Test > C Button
Just hit the indicated button to go to the desired test. Although it doesn’t actually say so, you have to press the button on the 1P side or it won’t respond.
You will see the screen shown to the right if you press the A button (on the 1P side) at the test menu. This lets you see whether the buttons and coin mechanism are working or not. Most of the important parts should be intelligible, or at least easy to guess, but anyway, here’s the English:
1P 2P A > OFF A > OFF B > OFF B > OFF C > OFF C > OFF D > OFF D > OFF Start > OFF Start > OFF Coin > OFF Credit > OFF Return to the menu with the 1P start button and A button
Press a button, and the relevant text should change from OFF to ON (and vice versa). Press Start and A simultaneously (on the 1P side) to get back to the test menu.
Settings are configured using DIP switches. But if you want to know whether the DIP switches are working, or if you want to know what the settings actually are, you can press 1P B at the test menu to get to the screen shown to the right. As you can see, it’s shown with all the DIP switches in the off position. This display updates when you change the DIP switches. In English it would say:
Test Mode > Normal Game Monitor Setting > Normal Demo Sound > On Coin Setting > 1 Coin 1 Credit Difficulty > Normal Return to the menu with the 1P start button and A button
Since there are a number of possible values for each item, your screen probably doesn’t quite look like this. So here’s a list of all the possible values:
- Test Mode (テストモード – DIP1-3)
- Normal Game
- Test Mode
- Monitor Setting (モニター設定 – DIP1-2)
- Demo Sound (デモサウンド – DIP1-4)
- Coin Setting (コイン設定 – DIP1-5 and DIP1-6)
- １コイン １クレジット
- 1 Coin 1 Credit
- ２コイン １クレジット
- 2 Coins 1 Credit
- １コイン ２クレジット
- 1 Coin 2 Credits
- ２コイン ３クレジット
- 2 Coin 3 Credit
- Difficulty (難易度 – DIP2-1 and DIP2-2)
- Extremely Difficult
The positions of the other DIP switches are shown, but they don’t have any effect. You can get back to the test menu by pressing 1P Start and A simultaneously.
Press the C button (on the 1P side) at the test menu to get to the sound test screen, shown to the right. Here you can test sound effects and background music. Here’s what it means in English:
SE Test > 000 BGM Test > 000 Choose item > A Button Advance by 1 tune > B Button Back by 1 tune > C Button Start Playback > D Button Return to the menu with the 1P start button and A button
The numbers are obviously the selected sound effect and background music codes. Switch between sound effects and background music with the 1P A button. Select a sound to test with the 1P B and C buttons. Start playback with the 1P D button (it will stop by itself). Return to the test menu by pressing the 1P Start and A buttons simultaneously.