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The Simpsons Wrestling

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Title Screen

The Simpsons Wrestling

Developer: Big Ape Productions
Publishers: Activision (US), Electronic Arts (EU)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in US: April 12, 2001
Released in EU: March 22, 2001


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
DummyIcon.png This game has unusual dummy files.


PrereleaseIcon.png This game has a prerelease article

The Simpsons Wrestling is a licensed wrestling game featuring characters from The Simpsons.

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Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info
SimpWrestle Krusty-i.png
Unused Voices
Character voice clips that aren't played anywhere in-game.

Dummy Files

DUMMY.STR is the FOX Interactive logo, albeit with a watermark for the shareware version of VideoFramer.

There are also two TXT files with short development notes, titled DUMMY.TXT and DUMMY2.TXT.

File Text
DUMMY.TXT Inserted to mark end of SLUS file.
DUMMY2.TXT To comply with TRC 4.1

Unused & Secret Levels

school.s3d

Hmmm...
To do:
See if there are any other unused oddities relating to this level such as audience dialogue.

There is a full but unused arena based on Springfield Elementary School. It can be seen by swapping the text krusty.s3d with school.s3d in BIG.BIN, which will cause the game to load the school level instead of the Krustylu Studios level.
According to a post on the website of level designer Mike Ebert, this arena was cut following the Columbine Massacre.

Simpsons Wrestling school1.pngSimpsons Wrestling school2.png

bigape.s3d

bigape.s3d is a secret arena with a picture of the developers and mascot of Big Ape Productions drawn as Simpsons characters. It can be played by entering O, R2, R1, O, R2, R1 in the pause menu, then starting a new match.

Simpsons Wrestling Big Ape level.png

Unused Music

SONG09.dat

A music track that may have belonged to the cut Springfield Elementary level.

Unused Graphics

A load game screen.
Simpsons Wrestling Continue Game.png

Unused Text

SLUS_012.27

Throughout the executable are references to source code files.

c:/proj/sony/homer/game/CHARS.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/game/CREDITS.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/game/fx.c
c:/proj/sony/homer/game/main.c
c:/proj/sony/homer/game/MODEL.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/game/OPENING.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/game/player.c
c:/proj/sony/homer/system/LLJOY.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/system/SCREEN.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/system/sound.c
c:/proj/sony/homer/system/SPRITE.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/system/texture.c
c:/proj/sony/homer/util/FMODEL.C
c:/proj/sony/homer/bp/BAPWORLD.C

At 0xA84 are the full names of some of the characters.

Montgomery Burns
Groundskeeper Willie
Herschel Krustofski
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

At 0xC2C is an early build date.

17 January 2001 ... RC8

BIG.BIN

At 0x82D78 is the name of a removed file.

tomato.smc

At 0x8746C is a reference to a removed character, Super Homer.

homer2.smc
Super Homer

Build Date

SimpsonsWrestlingBuildDate.png

Pause the game and press Square, Circle, L1, R1 to see a build date, which is the same in both versions of the game.