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JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (c) 1998 Capcom.

A one-on-one 2-D fighter with excellent animation and sound.


Capcom Play System III hardware (CPS III)

Main CPU : Hitachi SH2 (possibly 2)

Storage : SCSI CD Rom, RAM and Flash ROM.

RAM : SIMMs on the left w/ 16M of data each (each has 8x 16M Flash ROMs, there's 4 SIMMs plugged in on this board). SIMMs on the right w/ 8M each (there's 4 Flash ROMs on each board and there are 2 SIMMs plugged in)

OSC : 60MHz. 42.9545MHz, XTAL 3.6864MHz.

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick


This game is known outside Japan as "JoJo's Venture".

Based on the 3rd story of the manga from Araki Hirohiko.


* Play as Dio : At the character select screen do the following to make Dio appear...

highlight Alessy and press START

highlight D'Bo and press START

highlight Chaca and press START

highlight Milder and press START (x3)

* Play as Shadow Dio : At the character select screen do the following to make Shadow Dio appear...

highlight Alessy and press START

highlight D'Bo and press START

highlight Chaca and press START

highlight Milder and press START (x3)

highlight Dio and press START (x10)

* Play as Young Joseph : Enter the following at the character select for Young Joseph...

highlight Jotaro and press START

highlight Polnareff and press START

highlight Joseph and press START

highlight Kakyoin and press START

highlight Iggi and press START

highlight Avdol and press START

highlight joseph and press & hold START until Young Joseph appears.

* Unlock time release characters : To unlock the time release characters all at once, you need access to the machine's test menu. From there, go to Configuration, then Game, and enter the following code. A sound will confirm it. P1 Up, Down, Right, Left, Button 1, Button 2, Button 3, Button 4


1. JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (1998)

2. JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken - Miraie no Isan (1999)


Planner : Obata Shinichiro, Yoshifumi Fukuda (Yo CC Fukuda), Ohashi Mamoru

Programmer : Tomohiro Ueno, Batayon, Hideo Sako (HDO), T. Kimoto (Dress), Y. Inada (INE), Oh!Ya!, Yoji "GM009p" Mikami

Scroll Design : Nakatsuka, Kisabon, Morisaki Chiezou, Inoyan, Kanno, Yamasan, Kajita

Object Design : Ball Boy, Q, Kaname, Tsuyoshi, Fujii & Peliko, Ahogen hiroshi, Narancia, Tatsuya Oshima, Yoshihiro Goda, Shiniya M, Mizuho, M. Katagiri

Design Works : Ukabin, Da-Uchi, Sakomizu

Music Compose : Yuko Takehara, Setsuo Yamamoto

Sound Design : Moe-T (MIGYA), E. Masayuki (UP-TAIL)

Voice Actor : Egawa Hisao, Ohkawa Tohru, Ohtsuka Yoshitada, Kishi Yuji, Tareki Tsutomu, Chiba Isshin, Nagasako Takashi, Nagasawa Miki, Madono Mitsuaki, Yanada Kiyoyuki

Producer : Kouji Nakajima

General Producer : Noritaka Funamizu

Executive Producer : Yoshiki Okamoto


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation [JP] (Oct.1999) [Model SLPS-02236]

Sony PlayStation [JP] (Jan.2001, "JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken [Capcore]") [Model SLPS-02236]


Game's ROM.

MAME Info:

0.145u4 [idc/Team Avalaunch]

0.140u2 [Layne, Smitdogg, The Dumping Union]

0.129 [?]

0.81u3 [?]

Artwork available

CD-ROM required


- 0.145u4: idc/Team Avalaunch added JoJo's Venture (USA 990128) and clones JoJo's Venture (Asia 990128, NO CD) and JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Japan 990128). Renamed (jojo) to (jojor1), (jojoa) to (jojor2), (jojoj) to (jojojr1) and (jojoaj) to (jojojr2).

- 0.142u4: Changed input from 6 to 4 buttons.

- 0.141u2: Added 26x SIMM roms to 'JoJo's Venture (USA 990108)'.

- 0.140u2: Layne, Smitdogg and The Dumping Union added JoJo's Venture (USA 990108) and clone 'JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Japan 981202)'. Changed 'JoJo's Venture / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Japan, 990108)' to clone 'JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Japan 990108)' and clones 'JoJo's Venture / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Japan, 981202)' to 'JoJo's Venture (USA 981202)' and 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken: Miraie no Isan (Japan, 990913)' to 'JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken: Miraie no Isan (Japan 990913)'. Renamed (jojo) to (jojoj).

- 6th December 2010: Smitdogg - We got the JoJo's Venture USA cart. It unlocks 2 new sets. Note: The main code and code revisions are in the CD's. The BIOSes unlock regions and tell whether it's supposed to use a CD or not. So a JoJo 1 USA cart is the only one we need for all the code revisions (different CD dumps) to run in the USA region. Mix this flash rom dump with a CD revision 981202 and you get JoJo 1 (USA 981202). Mix it with a CD revision 990108 and you get JoJo 1 (USA 990108). The carts don't have revisions, that would have been a pointless expense. There are tons of undumped carts too. I don't know what all they change besides the boot and title screens, haven't had time to look into it, but if it's like CPS2 games then it's a lot, like difficulty and fight order etc. The CDs might have a Japanese front or have it in English depending on where they were distributed but the data is exactly the same, just the front CD graphics and the CD jewel case insert change. Oh and when I start getting the Mexico carts you will love the language long time.

- 0.129: Renamed (jojo) to (jojoa), (jojoalt) to (jojo), (jojon) to (jojoan) and (jojoaltn) to (jojon).

- 0.116u4: Added clones JoJo's Venture / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Asia, 990108, NO CD) and (Asia, 981202, NO CD). Changed SH-2 CPU1 clock speed to 25MHz.

- 0.116u3: Various CPS3 updates [David Haywood, Andreas Naive, ElSemi]. JoJo's Venture is now playable.

- 0.116u2: Added clone JoJo's Venture / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Japan, 990108). Changed SH-2 CPU1 clock speed to 6250000 Hz. Added Custom (14318166 Hz) sound. Changed visible area to 384x224. Added 'Unknown' dipswitches.

- 0.96u2: Changed description to 'JoJo's Venture / JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken'.

- 0.86u3: R. Belmont converted JoJo's Venture images (CD cue+bin) to CHD.

- 0.81u3: Added JoJo's Venture (Capcom 1998).


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Romset: 53760 kb / 27 files / 15.3 zip

CD-ROM: 62.4 MB (Compressed: 51.1)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="jojoj" sourcefile="cps3.c" cloneof="jojo" romof="jojo">
              <description>JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken (Japan 990128)</description>
              <rom name="jojo_japan.29f400.u2" size="524288" crc="02778f60" sha1="a167f9ebe030592a0cdb0c6a3c75835c6a43be4c" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm1.0" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm1.0" size="2097152" crc="9516948b" sha1="4d7e6c1eb7d1bebff2a5069bcd186070a9105474" region="simm1.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm1.1" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm1.1" size="2097152" crc="a847848d" sha1="4df70309395f1d2a2e8f85bc34e17453d4a76f81" region="simm1.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm1.2" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm1.2" size="2097152" crc="853e8846" sha1="d120b7e2de9502e3261e8dd101f97589b2ed1c38" region="simm1.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm1.3" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm1.3" size="2097152" crc="c04fe00e" sha1="d09409b77460d19b56aaaf4a64356f3d37a1ee41" region="simm1.3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm2.0" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm2.0" size="2097152" crc="e1a4b3c8" sha1="5dc298431644e1ca470aaab752a7d74f2f9dc7a1" region="simm2.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm2.1" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm2.1" size="2097152" crc="189cef95" sha1="ebe42a019358461557f69fb17d65d84d0f733415" region="simm2.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm2.2" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm2.2" size="2097152" crc="47db5ec6" sha1="e80271e4013e4391c2cc4229ff1fbd4a2b7c6f04" region="simm2.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo(__990128)-simm2.3" merge="jojo(__990128)-simm2.3" size="2097152" crc="e3d3a155" sha1="75e9b5da93dd8894cf70fa4dac56f3958be4c766" region="simm2.3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.0" merge="jojo-simm3.0" size="2097152" crc="de7fc9c1" sha1="662b85a990b04c855773506c936317e62fab4a05" region="simm3.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.1" merge="jojo-simm3.1" size="2097152" crc="43d053d3" sha1="54ff0e9c164e0d1649522c330ccc7e5d79e0bc85" region="simm3.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.2" merge="jojo-simm3.2" size="2097152" crc="2ffd7fa5" sha1="9018c8e2b286a333ba606208e90caa764951ea3f" region="simm3.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.3" merge="jojo-simm3.3" size="2097152" crc="4da4985b" sha1="2552b1730a21ce17d58b69a79ad212a6a5829439" region="simm3.3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.4" merge="jojo-simm3.4" size="2097152" crc="fde98d72" sha1="654563e12d033e8656dc74a268a08b15b171470d" region="simm3.4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.5" merge="jojo-simm3.5" size="2097152" crc="edb2a266" sha1="19ebada8422c7f4bf70d0c9ad42b84268967b316" region="simm3.5" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.6" merge="jojo-simm3.6" size="2097152" crc="be7cf319" sha1="7893f5907992e6b903b2683980bba6d3d003bb06" region="simm3.6" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm3.7" merge="jojo-simm3.7" size="2097152" crc="56fe1a9f" sha1="01741fe1256f4e682f687e94040f4e8bbb8bedb2" region="simm3.7" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.0" merge="jojo-simm4.0" size="2097152" crc="c4e7bf68" sha1="a4d1ddea58a3d42db82a63a5e974cbf38d9b792a" region="simm4.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.1" merge="jojo-simm4.1" size="2097152" crc="b62b2719" sha1="cb577b89e9e14fda67715716fefd47a782d518ab" region="simm4.1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.2" merge="jojo-simm4.2" size="2097152" crc="18d15809" sha1="2b406cd1aaa4799a436213dcaa65473eacb4c6d7" region="simm4.2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.3" merge="jojo-simm4.3" size="2097152" crc="9af0ad79" sha1="075ee048e17b50188876f25d7a6571d6ace84d7d" region="simm4.3" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.4" merge="jojo-simm4.4" size="2097152" crc="4124c1f0" sha1="e4946a8029adc5d0bacead8d766521b4ccd1722b" region="simm4.4" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.5" merge="jojo-simm4.5" size="2097152" crc="5e001fd1" sha1="6457a39f336381b46e587aa2f5f719810ee5bcf9" region="simm4.5" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.6" merge="jojo-simm4.6" size="2097152" crc="9affa23b" sha1="e3d77e777c47277d841a9dadc1dd6e3157706a2e" region="simm4.6" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm4.7" merge="jojo-simm4.7" size="2097152" crc="2511572a" sha1="725adcf71bcee5c8bb839d2d1c5e3456b8c6886b" region="simm4.7" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm5.0" merge="jojo-simm5.0" size="2097152" crc="797615fc" sha1="29874be9f1da5515c90f5d601aa5924c263f8feb" region="simm5.0" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="jojo-simm5.1" merge="jojo-simm5.1" size="2097152" crc="734fd162" sha1="16cdfac74d18a6c2216afb1ce6afbd7f15297c32" region="simm5.1" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="cap-jjk-3" merge="cap-jjk-3" sha1="dc6e74b5e02e13f62cb8c4e234dd6061501e49c1" region="cdrom" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="SH-2" clock="25000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="cps3" name="CPS3 Custom" clock="14318166"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="224" refresh="59.583393" pixclock="7500000" htotal="486" hbend="0" hbstart="384" vtotal="259" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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