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3stooges: MAME ROM Information.


The Three Stooges in Brides is Brides (c) 1984 Mylstar Electronics.

The object of the Three Stooges game is to rescue the three brides, Cora, Nora and Dora from the evil Doctor, I.M.Acad M.D.

One, two, or three players can choose their favortie Stooge and play either as a team, or against one another. In a one player game, the game is played against the computer.

The game consist of seven scenes:

1. The Office

2. The Parlor

3. The Kitchen

4. The Singers

5. The Art Gallery

6. The Police Station

7. The Laboratory

The Player must pick up their respectively colored key in each of the seven scenes, and exit the room. Each scene is repreated in all four levels of difficulty.

The game play starts with all three Stooges in the midst of the first scene, the Office. With the help of the player controlled joystick, the player searches for a hammer. Width the hammer the player can either break furniture to find the keys, or hit the cops and villians which are worth point. The player can also pick up pies, which are located on unbreakable tables and throw them at unsuspecting cops and villians. The player must be careful though, because a pie thrown haphazardly will break windows along the sidewalls encouraging more cops to enter the room. Picking up a pie will also cause the player to lose the hammer. If a player chooses to slap a villian will be stunned and if a hammer was being carried, it will be dropped.

Each scene is completed when all three keys are retrieved and the Three Stooges exit the room. All three keys must be picked up to open the exit door.

The players must be very careful during the Singer scene. The key for each of the players is located in one of the smaller rooms. When entering the room the player must be quick about retrieving the key because the opera singers 'blue note' is lethal. The singers can be silenced by hitting them in the face with a pie.

During the first level of the Laboratory scene, there are no brides present. The evil doctor, I.M.Acad M.D., stands atop the laboratory and as the players pick up their keys the Doctor starts leaving the room. The players must exit in time to capture the Doctor or the round begins over again.

The first of the three brides Cora, appears at the start of the second level 'Laboratory' game. The players must retrieve the keys to change the color of the cage in which Cora is locked. The cae must then be broken with a hammer, Cora rescued, and exit the room.

Nora, the second bride appears during the third 'Laboratory' round and Dora, the third bride, appears during the fourth.

When Dora has been saved, this will complete the first four levels of the game. The game now repeats the order of the first four levels, with the evil Doctor coming out again in the Laboratory scene of level five.


Game ID : GV-113

Main CPU : I8086 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : (2x) M6502 (@ 1 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) DAC, (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz), SP0250 (@ 3.12 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 61.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 16

Players : 3

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in May 1984.

This video game is based on the movie shorts and full-length movies that feature the characters of the same name. The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy act of the early to mid–20th century best known for their numerous short subject films. Their hallmark was physical farce and extreme slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: Moe, Larry, and Curly and Moe, Larry, and Shemp, among other lineups. The film trio was originally composed of Moe Howard, brother Shemp Howard and Larry Fine. Curly Howard replaced brother Shemp, who later returned when Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in May 1946.

Speech's list in the game:

'Hello' (Moe when chosen as a player)

'Hello' (Larry when chosen as a player)

'Hello' (Curly when chosen as a player)

'Oh a wise guy, huh' (Moe, Larry or Curly when contacted)

'Oh a wise guy, huh' (Larry when contacted)

'Oh a wise guy, huh' (Curly when contacted)

'Cheese it boys, it's the cops' (Moe when cops enter room)

'Ow' (Moe when hit with hammer or slapped).

'Spread Out' (Moe when contacted)

'What's the matter, knucklehead' (Moe when contacted)

'Aaahhh' (Larry when contacted)

'Hey, watch out' (Larry when contacted)

'Yak Yak Yak' (Curly when contacted)

'Nayaugh Nayaugh Nayaugh' (Curly when contacted)

'Oh, look at the grouse' (Curly during break screen (4th level))


Breaking window = 100 points.


a. Muffy = 200 points.

b. Beauregard = 200 points.

Cops (flatfoot) = 500 points.


a. Key = 500 points.

b. Oscar = 500 points.

c. Star = 500 points.

d. Money bag = 500 points.

Scientist = 500 points.

Three Stooges:

a. Larry = 500 points.

b. Moe = 500 points.

c. Curly = 500 points.


Programmed by : Sam Russo

Video graphics by : Jeff Lee

Gameplay designed by : Tom Malinowski

Audio by : Dave Zabriskie


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.26 [Fabrice Frances]


- Up to 3 players can play at once. After inserting coins, Button 1 Player 1 = start a 1 player game, Button 1 Player 2 = start a 2 players game and Button 1 Player 3 = start a 3 players game.


- 0.135u1: David Haywood fixed Three Stooges input. P1-P2-P3 button does not match documentation.

- 0.129: Aaron Giles fixed speech in Three Stooges.

- 0.126u4: Fixed audio rom address to $c000. Added dipswitches 'Sound Test' and 2x 'Unknown'.

- 0.126u3: Replaced the 2x AY-3-8910A sound with AY-3-8913A.

- 0.102u5: Nicola Salmoria added SP0250 (3120000 Hz) speech to 'The Three Stooges'. Streamlined the SP0250 emulation to avoid timing issues which were preventing 'The Three Stooges' from working.

- 0.67: Changed description to 'The Three Stooges In Brides Is Brides'.

- 0.60: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitch.

- 23rd April 2002: Karasu submitted correct dipswitch settings for Wrestlefest and The Three Stooges.

- 0.35RC1: Added 'Demo Sounds' and 'Unknown'.

- 0.34b3: Added 2nd DAC.

- 0.33b3: Nicola Salmoria added missing music in Three Stooges.

- 0.31: The first time you play Three Stooges, the high scores are automatically initialized to the default. Note: your old high scores will be lost, sorry [Nicola Salmoria].

- 0.30: Sound in Three Stooges. Actually the code had always been there, it just had to be activated [Fabrice Frances].

- 0.26: Fabrice Frances added a driver for Three Stooges (Mylstar 1984). Game is playable with accurate colors and sound. Control: IJKL = Moe moves around, ALT = Moe fire, ESDF = Larry moves around, ENTER = Larry fire, Arrows = Curly Moves around and CTRL = Curly Fire.


Movie/TV: The Three Stooges

Genre: Slapstick, Comedy

Years: 1930-1963

Studio: Fox Hills, Columbia

Cast: Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard

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Romset: 100 kb / 13 files / 70.6 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="3stooges" sourcefile="gottlieb.c">
              <description>The Three Stooges In Brides Is Brides</description>
              <rom name="gv113ram.4" size="4096" crc="533bff2a" sha1="58d0be8add4b02dc3e27cf6b17a05baf4304f3ce" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="gv113rom.4" size="8192" crc="8b6e52b8" sha1="6e17e11afce92a7fa1735a724f0c0faf9375ac89" region="maincpu" offset="6000"/>
              <rom name="gv113rom.3" size="8192" crc="b816d8c4" sha1="86e16888492390034ac04e3f6a9f56422575c778" region="maincpu" offset="8000"/>
              <rom name="gv113rom.2" size="8192" crc="b45b2a79" sha1="7d0b19bec462ab67f518361afdf4b6982829ed07" region="maincpu" offset="a000"/>
              <rom name="gv113rom.1" size="8192" crc="34ab051e" sha1="df416aaf34d6bbbdd79ae633842355a292ed935d" region="maincpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="gv113rom.0" size="8192" crc="ab124329" sha1="de1bc721eea74426035eec10a389f77b435aa9b9" region="maincpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="drom1" size="8192" crc="87a9fa10" sha1="9c07837dce1384d6b51b716aa8ceeb5bc247a911" region="r2sound:audiocpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="yrom2" size="8192" crc="90f9c940" sha1="646dacc902cf235948ac9c064c92390e2764370b" region="r2sound:speechcpu" offset="c000"/>
              <rom name="yrom1" size="8192" crc="55f8ab30" sha1="a6b6318f12fd4a1fab61b82cde33759da615d5b2" region="r2sound:speechcpu" offset="e000"/>
              <rom name="gv113fg3" size="8192" crc="28071212" sha1="33ce5cfae3491658f8b4cb977dc2da0a75dffee4" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gv113fg2" size="8192" crc="9fa3dfde" sha1="693327c60691748bf16e486b2962ebe019009a69" region="sprites" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="gv113fg1" size="8192" crc="fb223854" sha1="b1eaad971edd2f3a2aed66c5f9d0f27d6ffd5466" region="sprites" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="gv113fg0" size="8192" crc="95762c53" sha1="e486a232e6b62ab21b9c3be521606dea2a451889" region="sprites" offset="6000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="8088" clock="5000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="r2sound:audiocpu" name="M6502" clock="1000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="r2sound:speechcpu" name="M6502" clock="1000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="r2sound" name="Gottlieb Sound rev. 2"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="r2sound:dac" name="DAC"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="r2sound:ay1" name="AY-3-8913A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="r2sound:ay2" name="AY-3-8913A" clock="2000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="r2sound:spsnd" name="SP0250" clock="3120000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="240" refresh="61.419025" pixclock="5000000" htotal="318" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="256" vbend="0" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="3" buttons="1" coins="2" service="yes" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSW" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSW" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSW" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="DSW" mask="20">
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Free Play" value="20"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSW" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="32"/>
              <dipswitch name="1st Bonus Life at" tag="DSW" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="10k 20k and every 10k" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20k 40k and every 20k" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="10k 30k and every 20k" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="20k 30k and every 10k" value="128"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="IN1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="r2sound:SB2" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="r2sound:SB2" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="r2sound:SB2" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="r2sound:SB2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="r2sound:SB2" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="r2sound:SB2" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Sound Test" tag="r2sound:SB2" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="16"/>

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