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The Simpsons Bowling (c) 2000 Konami.

A 3-D bowling game featuring the characters from the popular cartoon series.


Konami GV System hardware

Game ID : GQ829

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz)

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

Players : 4

Control : trackball

Buttons : 3


Released in June 2000.

The game features custom speech by the real Simpsons voice actors! (see Staff section, Fox Interactive part for more info).

All of the characters' uniforms were taken from 'The Simpsons' episode entitled 'Team Homer' (original airdate : January 6, 1996).

Michael Jackson used to own this game (Serial number: 42145). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


* After bowling 3 strikes in a row (called a 'turkey'), depending on your character, you would get a special ball. The specials balls are :

Fire ball : A flaming bowling ball.

Maggie ball : Launch Maggie down the lane.

Nuclear ball : Throw a ball full of nuclear sludge.

Bomb ball : Would result in a big explosion.

* Unlock Abe (Grampa) Simpson : Move the cursor up and down quickly at the character selection screen, Grampa will appear as a playable character.


* Konami Amusement of America, Inc.

Executive producer : Fumiaki Tanaka

Lead programmer : Yoshi Morimoto

Senior Programer : Rob Sitton

Production coordinator : Steve Johnson

Lead artist : Keith Sillin/Darrin Klatt

Senior Artist : Mazin Dajani

2D/3D Artist : LeRoy Strauss

2D/3D artist : Heather Vidal

2D Artist : Darrin Klatt

Sound producer and director : Tak Fujii

Sound designers : Clark Wen, Kevin Xue

Hardware engineer : Takuya Aono

Technician : Sam Yerushalmi

* Fox Interactive :

Producer : David Wisehart

Associate producers : Luke Letizia, Harish Rao

Script writer : Jamie Angell

Creative consultants : Matt Groening, Mill Smythe

Starring : Dan, Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer

Simpsons theme : Danny Elfman

Simpsons music composition : Christopher Tyng

The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.80u3 [R. Belmont]

Artwork available

CD-ROM required


- To initialize the EEPROM, hold down test switch (F2) and press reset (F3) once. Do not let go of F2 until you see a message that says "Initializing EEPROM".


- 0.141u3: R. Belmont corrected SPU IRQ notification in all drivers. Fixes streaming audio in Simpsons Bowling.

- 0.140: Aaron Giles fixed incorrectly NVRAM writing in Simpsons Bowling.

- 15th April 2007: Mr. Do - Using official sticker artwork from the game (thanks to the BYOAC group purchase), I made a bezel for Simpsons Bowling.

- 0.114: Couriersud added save state support to the Konami GV driver, specifically enabled for Nagano Winter Olympics '98 and Simpsons Bowling.

- 0.113: Derrick Renaud fixed Simpsons Bowling port mask, now trackball works proper without glitching.

- 0.111u4: R. Belmont fixed 'flash rom write error' in Simpsons Bowling.

- 0.84: smf fixed the trackball & tidied up the flash load/save in Simpsons Bowling - Game now playable.

- 0.80u3: R. Belmont added Simpsons Bowling (GQ829 UAA) (Konami 2000).

- 6th February 2004: R. Belmont - Hooked up the trackball in Simpsons Bowling

- 7th January 2004: R. Belmont - Figured out how Konami's glue chip that talks to 4 Intel Flash ROMs on Simpsons Bowling works, with some cool results...

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Romset: 1 kb / 1 files / 26.1 zip

CD-ROM: 57.3 MB (Compressed: 26.1)

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="simpbowl" sourcefile="konamigv.c" romof="konamigv">
              <description>Simpsons Bowling (GQ829 UAA)</description>
              <rom name="999a01.7e" merge="999a01.7e" size="524288" crc="ad498d2d" sha1="02a82a2fe1fba0404517c3602324bfa64e23e478" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="simpbowl.25c" size="128" crc="2c61050c" sha1="16ae7f81cbe841c429c5c7326cf83e87db1782bf" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <disk name="simpbowl" sha1="72b32a863e6891ad3bfc1fdfe9cb90a2bd334d71" status="baddump" region="cdrom" index="0" writable="no"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8530BQ" 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="4" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
                     <control type="trackball" minimum="0" maximum="4095" sensitivity="100" keydelta="63" reverse="yes"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="supported" palettesize="65536"/>

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