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

Simpsons, The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


4-player co-op game where players assume the roles of Homer, Marge, Bart, or Lisa Simpson. Goal: save Maggie and recover the stolen diamond.

Simpsons, The was produced by Konami in 1991.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Simpsons, The was produced include: Woo Yah Taa, Trigon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Surprise Attack, Punk Shot, Bells & Whistles, Crime Fighters 2, Detana!! Twin Bee, Rollergames, and Sunset Riders


Name Simpsons, The
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9550
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Simpsons, The Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Attack/SpecialJump/Special
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 305 lbs
Control Panel Simpsons, The Control Panel Image
Side Art Simpsons, The Side Art Image
PCB Simpsons, The PCB Image

Game Introduction

Each player character has a different weapon that can be used throughout the game. Bart uses his skateboard, Lisa uses her jumprope, Marge uses her vacuum cleaner and Homer uses his fists and his big fat belly.

Game Play

You move level to level fighting your way through loads of Mr. Burn's hired goons. At the end of each stage you must fight an end-of-level guardian. Each of these are bigger and bulkier than the others.

Simpsons, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.68 (7 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.23

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 4.33
Fun (Solo) 4.40
Collector Desire 4.17

Technical Rating: 3.58

Gameplay 4.17
Graphics 3.57
Originality 3.80
Sound/Music 4.33

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

If you want lots of enemies on the screen, change the game settings using the test button on the board, then select very difficult. Get four people to play and there will be loads of baddies! This trick works on most Konami JAMMA games such as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, X-MEN, Asterix and Bucky O'Hare

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This video game is based on the prime-time animated series of the same name.

Cabinet Information

The side art shows The Simpsons standing on top of each other. Homer is actually stepping on Snowball's tail.

On the European cabinet, the graphic shows the five Simpsons in a pink circle with the Simpsons logo. The cabinet is white except for the control panel which is blue with the Simpson character next to his or her control.

The game was also released in a two-player cabinet.


The machine can run just about any JAMMA game. However, the third and fourth player controls in the four-player cabinet must have a compatible PCB to use the exact same wiring. Games like Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and Bucky O'Hare match this criteria.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Simpsons, The Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 360 known instances of this machine owned by Simpsons, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 181 of them are original dedicated machines. 19 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 155 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 11 active VAPS members with a Simpsons, The machines for sale. There are 6 active VAPS members with a Simpsons, The circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 25 active VAPS members currently looking for Simpsons, The. There are 11 active VAPS members looking for Simpsons, The boards sets.

This game ranks a 49 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 58 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 215; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 215; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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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
Bartari 101 Adams Ave, Scranton Pennsylvania United States Arcade Bar (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Children: Only in daytime
Focus: Classic & Modern Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0
PinBar 501 17 Ave SW, Calgary AB Canada Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Status: Verified

Focus: Classic Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 3 402.50 460.00
2016 12 805.00 828.96
2017 10 814.75 823.35
2018 6 1,632.50 1,507.83
All Years 31 805.00 922.84


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