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GuitarFreaks (c) 1999 Konami.

GuitarFreaks is a game where colored notes travel up the screen which correspond with three colored buttons on a guitar controller. The player must press the relevant buttons on the controller and move the 'pluck' when the notes reach the top of the screen in order to fill in missing guitar parts from a song.


Konami Bemani 573 Analog hardware

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Sound Chips : SPU (@ 16.9344 Mhz), CD/DA (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

Palette colors : 65536

Players : 2

Buttons : 7


Released in February 1999.

Konami Music Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Guitar Freaks Original Game Soundtrack - KICA-7955) on 18/03/1999.

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


* 2P Battle mode : Press Pick, Green (x2), Pick at the mode select screen (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).

* Hidden mode : Press Red, Blue, Green, Blue, Red, Green at the mode select screen (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).

* Speed Edition : Press Red, Green, Blue, Pick (x2) at the mode select screen. Then choose Expert mode (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).

* High Speed Edition : Press Pick (x2), Red, Blue, Red, Blue, Green (x2) at the mode select screen. Then choose Expert mode (A cheering crowd confirms correct entry).


1. GuitarFreaks (1999)

2. GuitarFreaks 2nd Mix (1999)

3. GuitarFreaks 3rd Mix (2000)

4. GuitarFreaks 4th Mix (2000)

5. GuitarFreaks 5th Mix (2001)

6. GuitarFreaks 6th Mix (2001)

7. GuitarFreaks 7th Mix (2002)

8. GuitarFreaks 8th Mix (2002)

9. GuitarFreaks 9th Mix (2003)

10. GuitarFreaks 10th Mix (2003)

11. GuitarFreaks 11th Mix (2004)

12. GuitarFreaks V (2005)

13. GuitarFreaks V2 (2005)

14. GuitarFreaks V3 (2006)

15. GuitarFreaks V4 (2007)

16. GuitarFreaks V5 - Rock to Infinity (2008)

17. GuitarFreaks V6 - Blazing! (2009)

18. GuitarFreaks XG2 - Groove to Live (2011)


Machine's picture.

Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.110u2 [smf]

CD-ROM required


- 0.141u3: Added a new dumped CD-ROM to Guitar Freaks (GQ886 VER. EAC).

- 0.110u2: smf added Guitar Freaks (GQ886 VER. EAC) (Konami 1999) and clones (GQ886 VER. AAC), (GQ886 VER. JAC) and (GQ886 VER. UAC).

- 18th March 2006: Guru - A GuitarFreaks 8th Mix security cart arrived late yesterday from Japan.

Recommended Games:

Guitar Freaks

Guitar Freaks 2nd Mix

Guitar Freaks 3rd Mix

Guitar Freaks 4th Mix

Guitar Freaks 5th Mix

Guitar Freaks 6th Mix

Guitar Freaks 7th Mix

Guitar Freaks 11th Mix

Romset: 1 kb / 1 files / 151 zip

CD-ROM: 700.8 MB (Compressed: 594.7)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gtrfrksj" sourcefile="ksys573.c" cloneof="gtrfrks" romof="gtrfrks">
              <description>Guitar Freaks (GQ886 VER. JAC)</description>
              <biosset name="std" description="Standard" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="gchgchmp" description="Found on Gachagachamp"/>
              <biosset name="dsem2" description="Found on Dancing Stage Euro Mix 2"/>
              <rom name="700a01.22g" merge="700a01.22g" bios="std" size="524288" crc="11812ef8" sha1="e1284add4aaddd5337bd7f4e27614460d52b5b48" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="700_a01.22g" merge="700_a01.22g" bios="gchgchmp" size="524288" crc="39ebb0ca" sha1="9aab8c637dd2be84d79007e52f108abe92bf29dd" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="700b01.22g" bios="dsem2" size="524288" status="nodump" region="bios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="gq886jac.u1" size="548" crc="11ffd43d" sha1="27f4f4d782604379254fb98c3c57e547aa4b321f" status="baddump" region="install_eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="886__c02" merge="886__c02" sha1="80293512c4b914ef98acb1bbc7e3a2ed944a0dad" status="baddump" region="cdrom0" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8530CQ" clock="67737600"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="spu" name="SPU" clock="33868800"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="cdda" name="CD/DA"/>
              <display tag="gpu:screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="7" coins="2" service="yes">
              <dipswitch name="Unused 1" tag="IN1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Screen Flip" tag="IN1" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="Normal" value="2" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="V-Flip" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unused 2" tag="IN1" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Start Up Device" tag="IN1" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="CD-ROM Drive" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Flash ROM" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <configuration name="Network?" tag="IN1" mask="4096">
                     <confsetting name="Off" value="4096" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="On" value="0"/>
              <configuration name="Security Cart" tag="CART" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="Install" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Game" value="1"/>
              <configuration name="CD" tag="CD" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="1" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="2" value="1"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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