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Bonze Adventure (c) 1988 Taito.

A platform game where the player controls a monk. His weapons are bubbles of various colours which can be powered up until they become almost as large as the player. The monk battles snakes, giant eyeballs, ghosts and other enemy creatures.


Prom Stickers : B41

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in June 1988.

This game is known in Japan as "Jigoku Meguri".

The main character, Bonze Kackremboh, is a Buddhist monk whose main weapons are Buddhist prayer beads, called 'mala' beads. 'Bonze' is an English word denoting a Buddhist monk or priest. Kackremboh is his given name :). Emma, the lord of the underworld mentioned in the introduction screen, is Emma-O, the Japanese Buddhist god of the Underworld. Traditionally, Emma-O keeps track of a mortal's life and decides the punishment of those sent to the Underworld in accordance with Buddhist law.


Game director : Yasumasa Sasabe

Creaters : Crazy-Yoshikawa, Creamy Tetsu

Creature designed by : Junji Yarita

Game design director : Hidehiro Fujiwara

Game designer : Kenshi Kaito

Character designers : Yoshihiko Wakita, Tetsuo Kitagawa, Minori Ishino, Takako Kojima

Hardware director : Takashi Ohara

Art director : Hiroyasu Nagai

Sound directed by : Hisayoshi Ogura

Assistants : Yasuhisa Watanabe, Y. Ohashi, C. Ichikawa


* Consoles :

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.37b16 [Yochizo, Stefan Jokisch]

Artwork available


- From the third level, if you die, the game hangs because the restart level is wrong. Scagazza (ID 00377)

- Go into the secret hole and die in the cave, you restart in a totally black area and you can't do anything. Kold666 (ID 00205)

- bonzeadv, bonzeadvo: bonzeadv comparison. stephh (ID 01057)


- 2nd November 2010: Smitdogg - We got Bonze Adventure so we can decap the C-Chip.

- 17th July 2010: Smitdogg - The C-Chip from Bonze Adventure was bad so we need another one for decapping. If you have one you want to donate, let me know and/or be on the lookout for a PCB for sale.

- 11th July 2010: Dr. Decapitator - Work has started on the C-Chip that Taito used in games such as Bonze Adventure.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (bonzeado) to (bonzeadvo) and (bonzeadu) to (bonzeadvu).

- 26th July 2008: Mr. Do - Guru sent me a bunch of scans of instruction cards he did a while ago. For today, we have JPN version of Bonze Adventure.

- 0.123u3: RansAckeR added DIP locations to Bonze Adventure.

- 12th May 2006: Guru - Bonze Adventure (Taito) arrived from Japan. The game is not specifically needed, but I will dump and document it anyway.

- 0.105u3: Bryan McPhail fixed Bonze Adventure levels 2 & 9.

- 0.105u1: Bryan McPhail added clone Bonze Adventure (World, Older). Changed parent description to 'Bonze Adventure (World, Newer)'. Bryan also accurated C-Chip emulation in Bonze Adventure to fix protection problems (no more missing or made up data, all data extracted from working PCB).

- 9th April 2006: Bryan McPhail - Extracted all the C-Chip data from Bonze Adventure, making the game properly playable all the way through (restart points in later levels were wrong and would cause the game to fail).

- 0.57: Improved C-Chip simulation in Bonze Adventure [Stefan Jokisch, Ruben Panossian]. Fixed a garbage line when you lose a life vs. level 3 boss in Bonze Adventure and clones. Changed visible area to 320x224 and fixed rom names.

- 24th November 2001: Stefan Jokisch resubmitted an improvement to the C-Chip emulation for Bonze Adventure.

- 2nd September 2001: Stefan Jokisch improved the C-Chip emulation in Bonze Adventure.

- 0.37b16: Yochizo added Bonze Adventure (World) (Taito 1988) and clones (US) and Jigoku Meguri (Japan). Stefan Jokisch fixed Bonze Adventure player shoot sound.

- 17th April 2001: Stefan Jokisch merged his and Yochizo's drivers for Bonze's Adventure / Jigoku Meguri, improving the C-Chip emulation and making the final levels playable.

- 16th April 2001: Yochizo sent in drivers for Bonze's Adventure / Jigoku Meguri and Exzisus.

- 23rd November 1997: Malcor dumped Bonze Adventure by TAITO.


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Raine

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Romset: 2368 kb / 9 files / 801.5 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="bonzeadv" sourcefile="asuka.c">
              <description>Bonze Adventure (World, Newer)</description>
              <manufacturer>Taito Corporation Japan</manufacturer>
              <rom name="b41-09-1.17" size="65536" crc="af821fbc" sha1="55bc13742033a31c92d6268d6b8344062ca78633" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b41-11-1.26" size="65536" crc="823fff00" sha1="b8b8cafbe860136c202d8d9f3ed5a54e2f4df363" region="maincpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="b41-10.16" size="65536" crc="4ca94d77" sha1="69a9f6bcb6d5e4132eed50860bdfe8d6b6d914cd" region="maincpu" offset="20000"/>
              <rom name="b41-15.25" size="65536" crc="aed7a0d0" sha1="99ffc0b0e88b81231756610bf48df5365e12603b" region="maincpu" offset="20001"/>
              <rom name="b41-01.15" size="524288" crc="5d072fa4" sha1="6ffe1b8531381eb6dd3f1fec18c91294a6aca9f6" region="maincpu" offset="80000"/>
              <rom name="b41-03.1" size="524288" crc="736d35d0" sha1="7d41a7d71e117714bbd2cdda2953589cda6e763a" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b41-02.7" size="524288" crc="29f205d9" sha1="9e9f0c2755a9aa5acfe2601911bfa07d8d61164c" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b41-13.20" size="65536" crc="9e464254" sha1="b6f6126b54c15320ecaa652d0eeabaa4cd94bd26" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="b41-04.48" size="524288" crc="c668638f" sha1="07238a6cb4d93ffaf6351657163b5d80f0dbf688" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="2" coins="2" tilt="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="DSWA" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="1"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="DSWA" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSWA" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Demo Sounds" tag="DSWA" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="8" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin A" tag="DSWA" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="4 Coins/1 Credit" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3 Coins/1 Credit" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2 Coins/1 Credit" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/1 Credit" value="48" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin B" tag="DSWA" mask="192">
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/2 Credits" value="192" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/3 Credits" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/4 Credits" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="1 Coin/6 Credits" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Difficulty" tag="DSWB" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="Easy" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Medium" value="3" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hard" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Hardest" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="DSWB" mask="12">
                     <dipvalue name="40k 100k" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="50k 150k" value="12" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="60k 200k" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="80k 250k" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="DSWB" mask="48">
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="32"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="48" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Allow Continue" tag="DSWB" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="No" value="64"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Yes" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused" tag="DSWB" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="4096"/>

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