Monday, May 30, 2011

Magic Bubble (MD) & Feng Kuang Tao Hua Yuan Manual Scans

  More manual scans, courtesy of Pirateman!  First is Magic Bubble for the Mega Drive:

And now Feng Kuang Tao Hua Yuan:

  More to come!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sintax GBA & Beast Fighter Scans

  More scans ahoy!  First is Sintax's GBA (actually GBC) beat-em-up:

  And a version of Sachen's Beast Fighter which I'm guessing is an official Taiwanese release:

I like how the box says there's English instructions inside and that they wrote "GOME OVER" in the manual.  Oh well, as a (the only) Sachen fan this is a pleasant addition to my collection.  Keep an eye out for video updates!

Barver Battle Saga & You Xu Shen Jie (Winsen Releases) Manual Scans

  Big thanks to my buddy Pirateman for these scans!  First off is the manual from my copy of Barver Battle Saga...

  ...And the manual from a game called You Xu Shen Jie...

  I've been trying to find that Megadrive clone that Barver Battle Saga advertised, but I've had no luck.  It's probably extremely rare, as I haven't found info on the thing either.  More to come soon!

Collection Update #04 - 05/29/2011

  Another day, another update.  I've been getting a good haul lately!

Final Robot [雷弩機神]: This game has been dumped, but it locks up after the intro segment.  This one's a side-scrolling action game.
Journey to the West [悟空 降魔錄]: Same game as in a previous post, except it's complete with box.
Xin Feng Shen Bang [新封神榜]: Awesome Vast Fame RPG based off of the Chinese novel.  This also appears in the Silver Version 12-in-1 cart as well.  This copy has the last few pages of the manual stuck together, but I'm gonna see if I can remedy that.
Magic Lamp: Don't have the Chinese characters for all of these, eh heh heh.  This one is a horizontal platformer where you can double-jump and enemies take a ton of hits.  I haven't gotten a chance to play much of these, so I don't have too much to say about them at the moment.

Hai Zhan Qi Bei: A Sintax SRPG that plays very similar to Pokemon Carbuncle, but there are some minor changes.  I'll be showing it off in an upcoming video.  Has music from RPG Maker GB, just like Final Fantasy 9 and another Final Fantasy RPG I've seen a dump of.
Beast Fighter: Sachen's Mega Duck port, which isn't terribly great, but still interesting.  Weird thing to note is that even on a monochrome system, your jumps are shorter as if you're playing the game on a color system.  My other two copies don't do this, so I'm guessing that this is a revision of sorts?  It's a color game, despite having a grey cartridge.
Super Robot War X: Same gameplay as Hai Zhan, and has Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen's music again.  I believe I was told that this is one of their earliest SRPGs known, which makes sense when you think about it.
Metal Walker: Just a bootleg of the fun little RPG.  This bootleg is of the Japanese version.

Sintax Game: Don't have the name of this one on hand.  It claims to be a GBA game, but it's just a GBC game in a GBA case.  Lame.  The game itself is a beat-em-up similar to Gowin's School Fighter, except you fight lots of goblins from FFX: Fantasy War.
Speedy Dragon [音速飛龍 - Sonic Dragon]: A platformer by AV Artisan, the makers of Earth Defense and Whac-A-Critter for the Sega Genesis.  Game has iffy physics, no continues, and some tricky level design.  Still, I've been waiting to play this game for ages and it's my personal favorite on the A'Can.  I'm planning on a playthrough of this game, as it's only five levels long, but I might need to wait until I master the game better.

  Scans for Beast Fighter and the Sintax beat-em-up will be up soon, as well as manual scans from my copy of Barver Battle Saga.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Collection Update #03 - 05/19/2011

  Small update for now...

Carpenter Genzo - Robot Empire: Not a bootleg (for once) but still kinda interesting.  This is one of several official Game Boy titles released over in Hong Kong.  The back is in Chinese and the manual is both Chinese and English.  The English is actually quite good, for once.  I'm going to scan it sometime soon.

Digimon Sapphire: A Vast Fame(!) SRPG with more broken English.  At one point, TK randomly shouts "bamboo hobby horse".  I'm totally getting that into the video when I do it.  It also shares music to their Taiwan Richman game.

Metal Fighter/Joyvan Kid [未来小子 - Future Boy]: Sachen's early shoot-em-up.  I haven't fiddled with it much, but it's just the Metal Fighter version.  Still nice to have, though.

  I have some other stuff coming in from Taobao, which includes a Waixing GB game.  More to come when it arrives.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Collection Update #02 - 05/05/2011

  Hey hey, more GB bootleg stuff.  Some of the Chinese characters for the games' titles aren't listed at the moment because I'm too lazy to look them up.  I'll do it later (which may be never, knowing me, heh heh...)  From top-left to bottom-right in "Z" formation:

-Digital Monster 3 [数码暴龙 水晶版 - Digimon Crystal Edition]: Vast Fame's Digital Monster 3 game.  I forgot how neat some of these Digimon bootlegs are.

-San Goku Shi - Act C: Same as San Goku Shi - Act C except it has True Thre Kingdoms' logo animation with Shin San Gou Zhi's title (with a three slapped in as well).  Fortunately, it does function beyond level 4, unlike the current dump, but I haven't gone further than stage 5 yet.  I'm hoping it isn't as long as the sequel, which I'm up to level 10 or 11 currently and each stage is like half an hour long.  Oh god.

-"The Fate of Dragon": It does say that on the cart, but in tiny text.  This is just Vast Fame's San Goku Shi - Aoshi Tianjia.  It gives me a "SRAM TEST FAILED" message after boot up.

-Stone Age - Birth of the Goblin King [石器時代: 精靈王誕生]: A fun little RPG by Gowin/Hotkid.  It's pretty much the same as the known ROM dump, except one of the characters is colored weirdly in the intro.  Logo says top half "Nintendo" bottom half "Hotkid" on startup.

-Some Digimon Hack: See title.  It's a hack off of some Tamagotchi game, but I have no idea which one.  You hatch dinosaurs, if that helps, and it's a monochrome game.

-Final Fantasy X - Fantasy War: Same as ROM dump.  Whatever, this game rocks.

-Shui Hu Shen Shou [水滸神獸]: A cool Pokemon clone by Vast Fame.  There is a ROM dump of this game out there, and for some reason the game's known as "Shawu Story" along with their aformentioned San Goku Shi game.  Seems more polished than Shi Kong Xing Shou, despite being released the same year.  Your character also moves at normal walking speed rather than zipping around all over the place like in their other RPGs.  The cart's supposed to be a bright green color, but once again my scanner doesn't pick it up right.

-Stone Age - Waixing Version: Wait, a Waixing version of the game?  Yep, and it says "Nintendo" on startup, so I should be able to video capture it.  I'm guessing it's either a bootleg by them (likely) or it was officially published by Waixing.  Aside from the case, it's Stone Age unchanged.  Kinda disappointed that it didn't say "Waixing" on startup.

  Videos for these will be uploaded probably this weekend.