Saturday, July 23, 2011

Collection Update #06 - 07/23/2011

  Keep on truckin' with another update (in "Z" formation):

Digimon Crystal Version [数码暴龙 水晶版] - It's Vast Fame's well-known Digimon RPG, but this one has all-original music!  And as usual, it's quite good.  Everything else about it is the same.  This also has save files on it for the end of the game, so I'll put up the ending as well as gameplay footage in the near future.  Says "DIGI" on bootup, though unlike the link it's in italics without the period at the end.

Digimon Crystal Version (again) - Just a generic bootleg of the previous game.  Says "Nintendo" on bootup.

Rockman 2002 DX3 [洛克人 2002 DX3] - Is this an official copy of Rockman DX3?!  Nope, another bootleg.  It's the very common version we've known for years, with all save files cleared.  Says "Nintendo" on bootup.

GB 2-in-1 - The first game is a hack of a strategy RPG (Fire Emblem?) with a poorly hacked Banpresto logo, and the other is Vast Fame's San Guo Zhi RPG.  Says "Nintendo" on bootup.  This is the last of the boring stuff, thankfully.

Spiderman 3 [蜘蛛俠3] - A platformer that tries to have beat-em-up gameplay but fails.  Has Pokemon Pinball's music (which sounds hilariously out of place at times) and the first boss is, oddly enough, Wolverine of the X-Men.  You can slowly climb up walls and launch a paralyzing web shot by crouching and pressing B.  It's not too bad, though the bosses are very easy since the enemy becomes "transparent" from temporary invincibility after each hit.  Says "Kwichvu" on startup, just like all of Sintax's games.

Metal Gear Solid 2 [合金裝備II] - This one has the same game engine as San Goku Shi - Act C, except without all the neat combos or the fourth part of the basic combo attack.  You don't do much damage, but you can juggle the enemy since they don't go flying back without that fourth attack.  There's also an overworld where you can select what stage to start, though at the beginning you can only select between two levels.  And for some reason, Snake has a weird walk animation that looks like he's quickly tip-toeing around, which looks pretty funny.  Haven't cleared a level yet, but they drag on a long time, just like in their Shin San Guo Zhi game.  Says "Kwichvu" on bootup as usual.

Videos forthcoming at my Youtube channel.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Collection Update #05 - 07/04/2011

  Happy Fourth of July everybody!  And to celebrate, here's a collection update.

(In backwards "N" formation:)
Da Hua Shui Hu [大话水浒] - At first I thought that this was the knockoff of Vast Fame's awesome Pokemon clone of the same name, but it's actually a totally different RPG!  Based off The Water Margin, of course, it has the same, if not similar, game engine as Wu Lin Wai Zhuan [NJ073] and shares the text system with said game and Feng Yin Dao [NJ072], a port of Link's Awakening.  Unfortunately, the game has poor damage calculation, as I've seen the enemies do damage from 0 to 75.  Another neat tidbit: this was developed by Nice Code Software, who's logo (along with SNT's) appear on startup.  Weird thing is, their logos don't always show up.  Like with the menus in GB multicarts, the logo doesn't appear if you reset or quickly turn the power on and off.  I wonder why that is?  Also, I thought it was Shui Hu Shen Shou, but it's called something different.

Little Red Hood [小紅帽 - Little Red Riding Hood] - The Chinese version to Sachen's infamous game.  The back has an advertisement for Metal Fighter that I should probably scan soon.

2003 Pocket Monster Sapphire [2003 口袋怪獸 藍寶石] - Well, look what we have here.  It's Pokemon Carbuncle, except in Chinese.  Weirder yet, it's based off of the Sapphire version, while Carbuncle was based off of the Ruby version.  Haven't played around with this much, but it probably works better than Carbuncle.

Fantasy Life [幻想人生] - One of Waixing's rare Game Boy titles, this one's a mixture of board game and RPG.  I don't really know what to do in this game,'s a board game.  I doubt it gets more interesting than that.  I gotta admit, though; this game seems better produced than their Famicom crap.

I have a couple more games coming in, which include some Sintax games (one has to do with Spiderman) and some possible Vast Fame stuff.