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Simpsons Bowling, The Simpsons Bowling, The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Simpsons Bowling, The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


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

Simpsons Bowling, The was produced by Konami/Fox Interactive in 2000.

Konami/Fox Interactive released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Konami/Fox Interactive was based in United States.

Other machines made by Konami/Fox Interactive during the time period Simpsons Bowling, The was produced include:


Name Simpsons Bowling, The
Developer Konami/Fox Interactive (United States)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9549
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Buttons: 1 - Select
  • Buttons: 1
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This bowling game can have up to four players.

At the beginning of the game, players can choose either Standard or Spares Bowling and then either Normal or Easy Controls. Next, each player can choose to be one of eight characters including Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge, Mr. Burns, Apu, Willie and Krusty The Clown.

This game has cartoon dialogue and commentary where each player character either ridicules or compliments another player character between turns.

If any player character gets a turkey (three strikes in a row) during the gameplay, he or she will get to use a special ball on his or her next turn which will either be nuclear waste, a bomb, a fireball or even Maggie Simpson.

On the first level of the two-player Japanese version, there is a nuclear bomb in front of the Noiseland Arcade that can be used as a weapon.

Simpsons Bowling, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.35 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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All of the characters' uniforms were taken from "The Simpsons" episode entitled "Team Homer" (3F10, original airdate: January 6, 1996).

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Simpsons Bowling, The Census

There are 14,832 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 44 known instances of this machine owned by Simpsons Bowling, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are original dedicated machines. 22 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Simpsons Bowling, The machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Simpsons Bowling, The circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright (Dynamo Cabinet)

See the game at:

This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
8-Bit Beans 100 Brock St South, Whitby Ontario Canada 0

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