Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Unlicensed Goodness and Vast Fame Adverts

  Hey guys, just a quickie while I get the Rockman Z videos edited.  I stumbled across this site which has a ten-page list of posts of neat unlicensed/bootleg images.  These range from a cart with Doki Doki Panic on it, World Heroes (the Famicom bootleg) and adverts for three of Vast Fame's titles as well as one for Sintax's awesome Final Fantasy X: Fantasy War game.

  The top one is Final Fantasy X: Fantasy War, the second one is a Chinese Pokemon game by Vast Fame (I have the ROM of it, but I've been trying to find the name in text so I can try searching it on Taobao or something), the third one is apparently another Pokemon-based game by Vast Fame, and the last one is Shi Kong Xing Shou, which Taizou dumped a while ago.  Check it out, there might be some useful stuff there!

EDIT: For those curious about the third one, it's a strategy-RPG similar to Sintax's Pokemon Sapphire/Carbuncle.  Some screenshots I found online:

  I'm guessing it was dumped somewhere?  The site I found the images at didn't have any ROMs, otherwise I would've posted it here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Qiezei in Taobao and Ebay Land

I've been searching for bootleg stuff for many years now and unfortunately, while I've seen my share of interesting titles, I only own a fraction of what I spot.  So going through my image folder of Bootleg Goodness, I've dug these up from my visits to Ebay, Taobao, and even other sites like GameGavel.

 A U.S. copy of Super Bomberman 5?  Apparently so, though the seller was asking for like $99 if I'm not mistaken.

Pokemon Stadium for the Mega Drive.

Here's a weird one: Earthbound for the PAL SNES.  This was mentioned over at Earthbound Central, and the original price was really high, despite that it's obviously a bootleg.

Two multicarts and some DBZ bootleg.  Says "New Game Color" on the side.

Super Pikachu Land on a regular cart.  It's kinda common on multicarts, and it does have its own palette if you don't press anything on startup, Though it's not too amazing.

Golden Sun for the GBC.  Apparently it's a hack of Azure Dreams or something similar.

I ahve no idea what this game is.  The seller didn't show what the game's like, and there wasn't much of a description.  I think he said it was an "adventure" game.  Watch it ends up being another version of Somari.

Multicart with a Street Fighter game and Aladdin II.

Final Fantasy IV!  I don't own this game, but it's numbered NJ098 and it's likely the same as this ROM dump.

Another multicart.  Mario & Sonic 2, for those who are wondering, is just a graphic hack of Chip & Dale 2 by Capcom. 

Sonic 3D Blast 5 and a 60 Person version of Street Fighter.

Multicarts, again.  I wonder what Beast Fighter is.  It would be cool if it were Sachen's game.

Multicart with Sonic 8 and others.

Pocket Monsters Go! Go!!

Now we're starting to enter Taobao territory.  Taobao is like the greatest place for unlicensed/bootleg crap (if you know the game's Chinese name, that is.)

DBZ 2005.  Generic bootleg.

A strange Pokemon bootleg.  Not sure what the title says...

These look interesting, but I own a copy of one of these "Pokemon X Version 3" games and it's a lazy hack of the NES Jackie Chan game running on VisualNES.  Boo.

Pokemon: Pocket Monster Version.  What?

Pokemon Blue Diamond.  It shares similar art to Vast Fame's Pokemon Ruby and Pocket Monsters Go! Go!!

Digimon 2001.  Probably the aformentioned Primal Rage game.

The counterpart version to the copy of Pokemon Jade that I own.  And yes, it's that god-awful Yong Yong hack.

More of the U.S. Super Bomberman bootlegs.  Again, inflated price for an obvious bootleg.

I believe this is Super Game's version of Boogerman.  I'm rather surprised that people actually bootlegged Boogerman of all games.

Pokemon Adventure Gold 2.  I've been dead curious about what this game is, but it's probably just regular old Pokemon Adventure.

This one came from GameGavel, and I never saw it again.  The instructions call it Vietnam War 2001, yet the box and cart call it Metal Slug: 2nd Mission.  I wonder if this is an English version of Sintax's Metal Slug game...?

Super Game's Boogerman game.  Now with 8x more exploding butts.

Sky League sells games over on Taobao, and this is one of them.  The auction calls it "Digimon Crystal II".

Likely just Digimon 02, but with different art.

Digimon 03: Crystal Version.  Yep, it's another version of that damn Yong Yong game.

A Family Famicom system?  Yep, and this was on Ebay not too long ago.  I need to get a job.

English Ghost Hunter.  superior_stock of Ebay had this for sale at one point, but for whatever reason I didn't get it.  The English on the back says:

Chinese ghosts are all in fear of Chung Kwei. In this game we find him fully armed in battle array charged up and ready to go. He was originally sent by the King of Hell so China to work around the slack exterminating evil ghosts, carrying flying spinning tops and with roving corpses in tow.
Different degrees of skill are required and various crisis crop up all the way through each of the 60 stages. The player requires high level response and highly skilled technique to maneuver this character, so as to exterminate all the balloons and complete his mission as early as possible.

This game was created with the indication of placing a well-known Chinese character in a scenic setting creating a Chinese style visual experience. In the creation of the game, every detail, everything from pictures, quality in demand of quantity (subject matter), was put to the grinding stone. We repeatedly weighed our choices in your favour. Please feel free to comment on our product if unsatisfied on any way. 

Non-bootleg release of Magic Girl by Gamtec.  I actually owned this at one point, but it's currently with a friend.  Kinda disappointed that it wasn't covered in some neat official art.

Megaman X8 on the GBA.  The seller said it was just Rockman 4 for the NES.

Pokemon Leaf Green by Sintax.  Once again, take from Sky League's Taobao page.

Somari, with box.  I swear that little bit at the bottom-left corner was taken from an official version of Sonic.

Super Bomberman on the Game Boy.  I know that Taizou listed some Sintax games, one of them called 疯狂阿给3 - 超级炸弹人 (Crazy Arcade 3 - Super Bomberman) and tried to snag a copy, but the seller was apparently sold out, despite the listing.  Dammit.  There's a couple of other auctions for this on Taobao, so maybe the next time money rolls in...

Some Famicom Pokemon game.  Not sure if it's Henggdianzi or Shenzhen Nanjing.

Tiny Toon 6.

Another Pokemon GB bootleg from Taobao. I keep thinking they're something neat like a Sintax game, but they're probably just Pokemon Red or something.

And lastly, what I'm guessing is a label variation of Wucom Legend.  Again, this one is pretty common on Taobao, and comes up if you search for "悟空外傳" (Wukong Sidestory, Wucom Legend/Legend of Wukong's Chinese name.)

That's all for now!  Maybe I'll get a proper update posted soon.