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The Quiz Bangumi

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Title Screen

SIMPLE 1500 series Vol.34 The Quiz Bangumi

Developer: Athena
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: August 3, 2000


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.


Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: How to display debug text?

The Quiz Bangumi is a quiz show-esque game and a remake of Family Quiz (NES).

VRAM Viewer

The Quiz Bangumi VRAM viewer.png

Use the following code, and press L2 to display the VRAM viewer.

D00A7310 0001
800A67A4 0001
D00A7310 0001
800A63AC 0001

Press on the D-Pad to move the display area. Press Circle to switch the t-page. Press Cross to change the background color. Press Triangle to show and hide the grid.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Hidden debug text:

CMODE: 16
CMODE:256
CMODE:16BIT
CLUT :X(%d) Y(%d)
SCROLL:X(%d) Y(%d)
CHANGE TPAGE (+ : R1,- : R2)
CHANGE CMODE (RIGHT_BOTTON)
CHANGE CLUT  (LEFT_BOTTON+LEVER)
CHANGE BG    (DOWN_BOTTON)
ERASE  FONT  (SELECT_BOTTON)
PRESS START HELP DISPLAY
SCREEN MODE %dx%d

Sound Test

Use the following code to enable sound test mode.

8005A428 C44C
8005A42A 0C01

Press Left or Right to change the BGM number, and Circle to play the BGM.

Hidden debug text:

1.BGM
2.SE
3.CHR

Development Related Text

Present at RAM address 0x800512F0.

Text Text with Kanji Translation
error ga hasseishitanode
yamaguchi2go wo yonde kudasai
エラーが発生したので
山口2号を呼んでください
Please call Yamaguchi #2,
because an error has occurred.