The Simpsons Bowling [Model GQ829]

The Arcade PCB by Konami Co., Ltd.

The Simpsons Bowling [Model GQ829] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

The Simpsons Bowling © 2000 Konami Company, Limited.


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

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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The Simpsons Bowling [Model GQ829] the  Arcade PCB
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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

TRIVIA

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.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• 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.

STAFF

* 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.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on July 09, 2012