blswhstl Bells & Whistles (World, version L)

Immagine gioco: Bells & Whistles (World, version L)
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Romset name:
Production year: 1991
Manufacturer: Konami

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Flying Vertical

This machine has the following clones:
 • Bells & Whistles (Asia, version M)
 • Detana!! Twin Bee (Japan, version J)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .036b13

The MAME driver of this machine is: tmnt.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 16000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 3579545 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2151 ("ymsnd")audio 3579545 Hz
    K053260 KDSC ("k053260")audio 3579545 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • ROMs (11 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    060_l02.e09131072e8b7b234 65ae9faf34ed8ab71013acdc84e9429e5f5fb7a2 good blswhstl
    060_l03.g091310723c26d281 d348305ecd4457e023bcdbc39842096d23c455fb good blswhstl
    060_l09.e1113107214628736 87f7a65cffb87085b3e21043bd46fbb7db9266dd good blswhstl
    060_l10.g11131072f738ad4a 5aea4afa4bf935d3e92856eff745f61ed4d98165 good blswhstl
    060j01.f365536f9d9a673 8e5631c20dc37913cc7fa84f7ef786ff1ef85f09 good blswhstl
    060e07.k16524288c400edf3 3f507df8804c1774e2e213f5eb8be0aa7e818d65 good blswhstl
    060e08.k1252428870dddba1 2acb94f249cf89b3d53798a6ee1c960f84a04d2e good blswhstl
    060e06.k752428809381492 5a3008dec99a8e0043405e9c4f5145794b8606e0 good blswhstl
    060e05.k352428832454241 7a246b255ff30118c4f8e07e6ba03a22fd5ddc8a good blswhstl
    060e04.d11048576c680395d acde593a5ec501e89c8aaca6c4fbacf707a727e1 good blswhstl
    blswhstl.nv12887434e3f 458d21cfc0ef3415c0b09d8d748263b9218bdb24 good blswhstl

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Bells & Whistles (c) 1991 Konami.

The planet Meru is on the attack by the Iva forces. A plea for help has reached Twinbee and you must guide him through a perilous journey through a colorful world fighting to restore peace. This vertically scrolling shoot'em up game features colorful anime-style graphics, lots of power-ups and a fun challenge.


Game ID : GX060

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K053260 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in February 1991.

This game is known in Japan as "Detana!! Twin Bee" (translates from Japanese as 'It's Here!! Twin Bee').

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Detana!! Twin Bee : Konami Kukeiha Club - KICA-7503) on 05/06/1991.


1. Twin Bee [Model GX412] (1985)

2. Bells & Whistles [Model GX060] (1991)

3. Twin Bee Yahhoo! Fushigi no Kuni de Oo-Abare!! (1995)


Director : M. Ohsawa

Programmer : T. Shimomura

Designers : R. Shogaki, H. Ashida, K. Ishimoto

Animation : Shuzilow.Ha

Sound designers : H. Maezawa, Michiru Yamane, Masae Nakashima

Engineer : H. Matsuura


Game's rom.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on blswhstl

0.36b13 [?]

0.36b4 [Nicola Salmoria]

Artwork available


- Graphic glitch on the final boss. Frotz (ID 00258)

- [possible] Minor input bug. Jpikachu / Canim (ID 00793)


- 0.144u7: hap fixed missing graphics in Bells & Whistles and clone.

- 0.143u7: Roberto Zandona fixed screen size and zoom in Bells & Whistles and graphic glitch on the final boss. Changed visible area to 224x280.

- 0.129u6: Phil Bennett fixed Bells & Whistles ROM Check fails at startup.

- 3rd September 2006: Mr. Do - Added instruction cards for Detana Twinbee.

- 0.108u1: More rom names fixes.

- 0.108: Fixed rom names.

- 0.97u4: Mamesick fixed inverted stereo channels.

- 0.92: Fixed rom names.

- 27th February 2004: R. Belmont fixed the sound balance in Asterix, Detana Twinbee and Sunset Riders.

- 0.72u1: Acho A. Tang fixed sticky sprites in clone Detana! Twinbee.

- 0.67: Changed description to 'Bells & Whistles (Version L)' and clone to 'Detana!! Twin Bee (Japan ver. J)'.

- 0.59: Removed 3rd coin slot.

- 0.36b13: Added Bells & Whistles.

- 0.36b5: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 3579545 Hz.

- 0.36b4: Nicola Salmoria added Detana!! Twin Bee (Japan) (Konami 1991).

- 27th August 1999: Nicola sent in a driver for Detana!! Twin Bee.


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