Tank A 1990

Hey guys what’s up? Today I’m gonna talk about a bootleg Battle City hack called Tank A 1990, also known as 90 Tank.

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90 Tank Title Screen

I’ve got this game on a couple of multicarts. The one I’ll be using is this 1999 6-in-1 cartridge.

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1999 6-in-1 Multicart

For more on this multicart, you can read about it here, but moving on, we’re talking about the Battle City hack.

Well, let’s look first at who made it. It was made by a company Yanshan Software, which explains the “©YS 1990” on the title screen. Yanshan made several Battle City hacks in the 1990s, and they are very common on multicarts. Tank A 1990 is the most common one. Maybe if I get some more I can write about them. They have new levels, new power ups, and more. These hacks were very popular in China and other countries where famiclones were widespread.

UPDATE: I got another Battle City hack from Yanshan Software called Future Tank. I wrote about it a little here.

Here’s the goal of Tank A 1990. You’re a tank, and you’re guarding some eagle statue thing. I’m sure that there’s some backstory for what the eagle is and why you’re guarding it, but I’m too lazy to go try and figure out what it is. Whatever, you’re guarding it. There’s also a bunch of other tanks that want to kill you and the eagle statue. If they shoot you, you lose a life. If you lose all your lives, it’s game over. It’s also game over if the enemy tanks destroy the eagle statue. You can hide under bushes, you can shoot bricks to make a path, and you can shoot enemy tanks. There are blocks you can’t break, and there is water that you can shoot through but can’t go through. You can get power-ups that let you shoot faster, destroy all the enemy tanks at once, break the blocks, go over water, and more.

Some of the enemy tanks are faster than others, and some of them take more than one shot to beat. You are the slowest kind of tank, and it only takes one shot to kill you. If this eagle statue is so important, the guy in charge of it is being an idiot to only have one tank guarding it. Maybe there’s some backstory for that, but I dunno.

Oh, and also it has a level editor.

Here’s some screenshots of Tank A 1990:

Level 1:

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Level 2:

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Level 3:

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Here’s a video of some gameplay:

If you want to play this game yourself, it’s VERY common on multicarts. Also the game isn’t always called Tank A 1990. Sometimes it’s called 90 Tank, Great Tank, Tank A, and a lot of other names, probably. You could also play it on an emulator if you want.

Alright, that’s Tank A 1990. That’s it for now guys, bye.

 

 

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NiceCode Spiderman 2

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NiceCode Software’s logo.

Hey remember NiceCode’s Spiderman game? Well, if you remember, I mentioned they also made a Spiderman 2 game.

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OK, here’s how NiceCode’s Spiderman 2 works. There’s this big wall, and you’re Spiderman, climbing around on that wall. There’s also this enormous beetle thing climbing around, too. If you press A, a your apparently heat-sinking web fluid stuff will fly at the beetle and do 1 damage to it. The beetle will also shoot some sort of projectiles at you that will ricochet off the walls. Every level, there’s one more projectile. If you touch the beetle or one of the projectiles, you lose 1 health. If you lose all your health, it’s game over. You go to the next level every time you kill the giant beetle.

That’s basically it. Here’s some gameplay:

OK, bye guys, that’s it for now. I’ll write some more later.

Pika Chu/Falling Blocks

Hey guys, what’s up? Today I’m gonna be talking about a bootleg Tetris knockoff called Falling Blocks, also known as Pika Chu. Falling Blocks and Pika Chu were both developed by Nice Code Software.

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NiceCode Software’s logo.

You remember them, right? They’re the guys who made that bootleg Spiderman game. You can find more details about NiceCode there, but here I’m talking about these two games they made.

I’m going to talk about Pika Chu first.

Let’s start it up and we get this title screen:

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It’s Pikachu and a bunch of bubbles and some pieces of Tetris pieces. And there’s some music… Wait. Wait a second. That music is from that bootleg Pocket Monster game. Maybe they were made by the same developer, and if NiceCode made this game, it might mean NiceCode also made Pocket Monster. Is NiceCode secretly the same company as Super Game??? Nah, not really. What actually happened is NiceCode went and stole the Pocket Monster music to use in this game.

Well, whatever, moving on. If you start it it’ll give you some options as to how many players, handicap, music (all from Pocket Monster), basically all the choices you get in the Tengen version of Tetris. That’s unlicensed, so maybe I can write about that some other time, but not right now. Moving on, it also has the option for different kinds of blocks. Yeah, you can choose blocks that aren’t the normal Tetris blocks. But anyway, you’ve got that.

Here’s some gameplay:

Alright, now on to Falling Blocks. It’s basically the same as Pika Chu except it’s not Pokémon-themed, the music isn’t from Pocket Monster, and most of the game selections like handicap and stuff aren’t there. Here’s some gameplay of that:

Well, do you want to play this game? Well, here’s a couple of ways you could do that. One, you could go out and find a cartridge for these games, or you could get this 400-in-1 multicart, which has Falling Blocks and Pika Chu both included. Or you could get some other cartridge that has these games, or you could play it on an emulator, if you can find the ROM for it.

Alright, that’s it for now, guys. I’ll write some more stuff later.

UPDATE: The music in Falling Blocks is stolen from Kero Kero Keroppi.

Pocket Monster

In Japan, Pokémon are called Pocket Monsters. Also, Pokémon is short for Pocket Monster. That’s why this bootleg Pikachu side-scrolling platformer is called Pocket Monster.

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Yup. Pocket Monster is a bootleg side-scrolling platformer where you play as Pikachu. Here’s how the game works. You can jump by pressing B, and you can use your special move by pressing A. Kinda backwards from the way games usually are. But whatever, moving on. The special move is an electricity attack that will kill any on-screen bad guys. You can only do this three times per level though (but it resets every time you lose a life).

Alright, let’s press start.

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It has this weird animation where a pokéball rolls on the ground, and Pikachu comes out and starts waving at you. That’s not  the weird part. The weird part is at the top of the screen it says “VELBT” in big rainbow letters. Is that a word? Because if so I haven’t heard it. OK, I looked up this game on the internet, and it says that VELBT might be a misspelling of the African word veldt, which according to the website I read this on, means “wide field.” OK, that’s a little less confusing now, even though I don’t know why they would put the words “wide field” up there. But whatever, moving on from that, too.

Here’s a screenshot of the gameplay:

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I have a video of some gameplay, too, but it’s getting late so I’ll upload the video some other time. Until I do, google this game and you’ll probably find this game somewhere else.

UPDATE: I uploaded the gameplay on YouTube so you can watch it now:

If you want to play this game, you can get an actual cartridge, or you can get this very common 400-in-1 multicart, which has Pocket Monster on it, or you can get it somewhere else or on an emulator or something, I dunno. By guys, that’s it for now.

Somari the Adventurer: Part 3

OK, now I’m going to write more about Somari the Adventurer, the bootleg port of Sonic the Hedgehog to the Famicom.

The next version is called Sonic 5, and it’s mostly found on multicarts, and usually not on it’s own cartridge. Here’s a multicart I have that has Sonic 5 on it:

1999 6-in-1 Multicart

1999 6-in-1 Multicart

Sonic 5 is identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except the title screen looks like this:

Sonic 5 Title Screen

Sonic 5 Title Screen

Well, that’s all the versions I have, but there’s more, so I’ll get on an emulator and take the pictures that way. (Also if I can’t find a ROM, I’ll steal somebody else’s pictures. But don’t tell anyone!):

The next version of Somari is called Family Kid, which was developed by Family TSI Ltd. It’s a simple hack of Somari. The “Somari Team Presents” screen is replaced with the Family logo.

Family!

Family!

Here’s the title screen:

Family!

Family!

And here’s a screenshot:

Family!

Family!

Well, that’s basically it for Family Kid. The next version is Sonic 3D Blast 6. It’s identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except that the title screen looks like this:

Sonic 3D Blast 6 Title Screen

Sonic 3D Blast 6 Title Screen

The next version is called Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except it starts on Green Hill Zone, like it’s supposed to. From what I’ve read, though, it’s a lot rarer.

The next one’s called Sonic and Knuckles 5. It’s identical to Sonic 3D Blast 5 except the title screen looks like this:

Sonic and Knuckles 5 title screen

Sonic and Knuckles 5 title screen

OK, that’s it for the Sonic hacks. The next one is called Doraemon, which is the most extensive hack of Somari. It replaces Somari with Doraemon, from the anime series of the same name. They also changed all the level designs and a bunch of other stuff about it too.

Here’s a screenshot of Doraemon:

Doraemon screenshot

Doraemon screenshot

Then the last one is called The Hummer and was done by ex-Hummer Team members. It replaces Somari with the Hummer Team mascot, Hummer the Pony. There are two versions. The first was released on a 15-in-1 multicart. The second one was released on a plug-and-play called Samuri 60-in-1. The first one has the same graphics as Somari, except with a different palette. The second one has completely redone graphics. Here’s the title screen:

The Hummer title screen

The Hummer title screen

Alright, that’s it for now. If I have more to say about Somari and get more pictures, I’ll maybe make a part 4. Probably not, though. Bye!

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Part 2

The Family Game Famiclone

Hey guys, today I’m going to be talking about my Famiclone, the Family Game. I don’t have the original box or any of the original cords or anything, I just have the system. And here it is:

The Family Game famiclone

The Family Game famiclone

I got it because it was the cheapest famiclone on the internet I could find at the time. Well, let’s see what the cheap Famiclone does. Well, it has this dust cover thing on top of the cartridge slot, a power switch, reset button. Let’s look at the back and see where you plug in the AV cables and power cords.

Connections!

Connections!

It takes the usual NES/Famicom power supply, it has 1-channel mono sound, video, and RF video. UPDATE: It SAYS it does RF video, but no matter what I do I can’t get it to work. I don’t know if mine is broken, or if I’m connecting it to the TV wrong, or what, but for me it’s not working. The other connectors work, though, so I can still use it.

Moving on, let’s look at the controllers. The controllers are built directly into the Famiclone and don’t unplug, but there’s still an additional port that presumably allows for stuff like the Zapper Gun to be plugged in.

The first controller

The player 1 controller. It has autofire switches.

The player 2 controller doesn't appear to have a microphone, unlike official Famicoms.

The player 2 controller doesn’t appear to have a microphone, unlike official Famicoms.

The port for additional stuff to be plugged in.

The port for additional stuff to be plugged in.

With the dust cover taken off

With the dust cover taken off

Well, first off, let’s just turn it on. Some famiclones have games in a multicart-like system if you turn it on without any game in it. Does this Famiclone do this?

Nope

Nope.

Oh well. Some Famiclone cartridges, like my Ninja Turtles 3-in-1, use video and audio compression stuff that doesn’t work on normal Famicoms, and will only work on some Famiclones. Well, let’s put it in and see if it works.

Darn.

Darn.

Well, that’s disappointing. Let’s put in a normal game and see if that works.

Hooray!

Hooray!

Well, I guess we’ve got a Famiclone that plays anything that will work with a normal Famicom. Why? Well, let’s take a screwdriver and open up the Family Game and see what’s inside.

Bottom of the Famiclone

Bottom of the Famiclone

Here’s the bottom of the Famiclone. It uses normal Phillips-head screws instead of Nintendo’s proprietary Gamebit screw things, so it’ll be easy to open it up.

OK, I did that. After unscrewing those screws on the bottom, we see this:

The circuits

The circuits

That’s annoying. It’s the bottom of the circuitboard, so we can’t actually see most of the circuitry. To do that, we’re going to have to unscrew even more screws. At this point, I screwed it back together to see if it still worked. It did. So I opened it back up again and started unscrewing those next screws. I’m going to start by unscrewing the circuitboard thing on the bottom:

The circuitboard!

The circuitboard!

It turns out it won’t actually come all the way out because it’s connected to that other circuitboard thing. So I got a few more pictures and screwed the whole thing back together.

Better picture of the circuitboard.

Better picture of the circuitboard.

This explains why it will only play stuff that works on a normal Famicom. All the components are the same in a normal Famicom and this Famiclone. OK, let’s see if the thing still works. Yay! It does! But wait a second…

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The reset switch had fallen out. Gahhhh. Now I’ve got a hole, and there’s a button down inside the circuitboard that acts as a reset switch. I guess the piece of plastic that was the reset switch pushes down on that button, and that resets it. Well, I guess I have to unscrew it again and see if I can figure out how to put the reset switch back in.

OK, I found the hole where the reset switch should be, except I found it on the inside, so now I can put the switch back in.

Hole

Hole

OK, now I’ll put the reset switch in it:

I fixed it!

I fixed it!

Now let’s screw the system back together and see if that actually fixed anything.

The Family Game famiclone

It totally did! YAY!!

And it works fine. So that’s great!

Also, I’ve noticed something. The back of the player 1 controller has 6 screws on it:

Yep. Definitely 6 screws here.

Yep. Definitely 6 screws here.

And the back of the player 2 controller has 5 screws:

Where'd it go??

Where’d it go??

I’m gonna unscrew them open and look at the insides of them.

Well, here’s the inside of the first controller:

It's open!

It’s open!

Circuits!

Circuits!

Hahaha!

Hahaha!

Around this point I realized that pieces were falling out. I just started putting them back in, and screwed the controller back together. Then the controller wasn’t working right. (•_•) Whoops. But then I tightened and loosened the screws a little more and then it started working. Look, I know I said I was going to unscrew the other controller, too, but I changed my mind after this.

And then I realized that I forgot to put this piece back in:

I hope that wasn't important...

I hope that wasn’t important…

No, I’m not going to try and put it back in. Then it might stop working permenantly, and I don’t want that.

That’s it for now. I’ll write more later.

Somari the Adventurer: Part 2

Hey last time I wrote on here I was writing about the famicom game Somari the Adventurer. Well, there’s some more stuff I’d like to say about it, but it was getting late so I just ended it there. Well, here’s part 2.

First off, there are several versions of this game. I’ve talked about some of this a little in some of my other posts, but whatever, I’ll talk about it here anyway.

The first hacks I’ll talk about are the Sonic hacks. Yeah, there are hacks of Somari that replace Mario with Sonic, to make it a better port of Sonic the Hedgehog. There are actually several hacks that do this. I have some of them.

First, I’m going to talk about a hack called Sonic 3D Blast 5. (My copy has a label saying Sonic 5, but the first printings said Sonic 3D Blast 5, so I’m going to call it Sonic 3D Blast 5)

Sonic 3D Blast 5 cartridge

Sonic 3D Blast 5 cartridge

If you put this game in your Famicom, you’ll get this:

Sonic 3D Blast 5 title screen

Sonic 3D Blast 5 title screen

One thing you probably won’t notice at first is that unlike Somari, you won’t get a “Somari Team Presents” screen. They didn’t change it to say “Sonic Team Presents,” they just took it out. The second thing you’ll notice is that the game starts you out right in Spring Yard Zone.

Spring Yard Zone!

Spring Yard Zone!

That’s annoying. You can’t play any of the previous levels… Or can you? One thing I didn’t mention in my first post about Somari is that there’s a level select cheat code. On the title screen, press left, down, B, A, right, up, A, B, up, down, up, down, hold A and press start, you will be taken to the level select screen!

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Heheheh…

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Anyway, the level select screen is fine in the original Somari, but on the Sonic hacks, somebody made a mistake and messed it up. For example, if you select Green Hill Zone, you’ll end up in Spring Yard Zone. Everythings glitched up. If you want Green Hill Zone Act 1, select Marble Zone Act 1.

Green Hill Zone on Sonic 3D Blast 5

Green Hill Zone on Sonic 3D Blast 5

Wait a second… there are rings at the beginning of Green Hill Zone! That’s different than Somari. On Somari, there were no rings at the beginning, which made it harder.

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This isn’t the only difference. For one, the extremely annoying inescapable pit glitch is fixed. For example, in Sonic 3D Blast 5, there’s this pit:

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ow

No matter, I can just jump back out.

Hahahaha

Hahahaha

It’s not so in the original Somari.

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They did the same thing for a lot of other pits. But there’s more! For a lot of stuff in Somari, it’s red. But in the Sonic hacks, they’re blue. One good example is the crabs:

A crab in Somari

A crab in Somari

A crab in Sonic 3D Blast 5

A crab in Sonic 3D Blast 5

This is because these enemies use the same color palette as Somari, and when they made Somari into Sonic, they had to give him a blue palette. But this also affected some of the bad guys and stuff, like the crabs.

Sorry, I was going to write more, but something glitched up and a lot of my writing got deleted, and that’s annoying so I’m gonna write more later. Then you can see part 3.

Part 1
Part 3

Somari the Adventurer: Part 1

OK, hey guys whats up? I’m gonna talk about this bootleg Famicom game called Somari the Adventurer. It was developed by Hummer Team, although they credited themselves under their Somari Team alias.

Anyway, Somari is a port of Sonic the Hedgehog that has Mario instead of Sonic. Yup. Here’s my cartridge:

Somari cartridge

Somari cartridge

This isn’t an original cartridge. The original actually has artwork on it, instead of a screenshot (that’s a screenshot on the cover) and the original cartridge was the size of a normal cartridge. Mine is a little shorter than a usual cartridge. It actually has the same cartridge shell as my Pocket Games 5-in-1 and CoolBoy 400-in-1 cartridges. Like both of them, it has the same types typos on the back.

Back of my Somari cartridge

Back of my Somari cartridge

If you can’t read it, it says:

“•Avoid exposing cartr dge to extreme temperature
•Be careful not to immerse cartridge in water.
•For protection, when cartridge is noe in use, place cartridge inside protective plastic case.”

I think maybe it was made by CoolBoy Electronics, which made CoolBoy 400-in-1 and possibly Pocket Games 5-in-1, also made this.

Well, let’s turn it on and look at it:

Somari team presents

Somari team presents

Somari!!

Somari!!

Then it plays an 8-bit rendition of the Sonic intro theme. Hm. Let’s press start and play the game:

Green Hill Zone act 1

Green Hill Zone act 1

Somari screenshot

Somari screenshot

Neat! This game actually has ports of all the levels in Sonic the Hedgehog, with the exception of Scrap Brain Zone.

I got a video of some gameplay, but YouTube says it’s too long, so I can’t imbed it here using YouTube. Until I figure out some way to put it here, you can look up Somari gameplay somewhere else. Anyway, it’s getting late, so I’m gonna save this and work on it more later.

UPDATE: I got my YouTube account set up so that I can upload longer videos. Here’s the gameplay:

Part 2
Part 3

CoolBoy 400-in-1 Real Game

I’m going to talk about this famicom multicart called CoolBoy 400-in-1 Real Game. Yup. Really. “CoolBoy 400-in-1 Real Game.” I wonder who came up with that.

CoolBoy 400-in-1 Real Game cartridge

CoolBoy 400-in-1 Real Game cartridge

Well, the cover has a picture of these guys with guns. I don’t know what that’s from, or if it’s from anything, but that’s what’s on the cover. According to the internet, it was manufactured by Fuzhou Coolboy Electronics Co., Ltd. I guess that’s where they get the name, but really, it’s ridiculous that a company would call themselves CoolBoy. I’ve actually seen similar cartridges online that say their made by some company named CoolBaby.

I’ve also noticed that (other than the color) this cartridge has the same cartridge shell as Pocket Games 5-in-1, right down to the same typos on the back:

CoolBoy 400-in-1 cartridge back

CoolBoy 400-in-1 cartridge back

In case you can’t read that from the picture, it says:

“•Avoid exposing cartr dge to extreme temperature

•Be careful not to immerse cartridge in water.

•For protection, when cartridge is noe in use, place cartridge inside protective plastic case.”

Maybe Pocket Games 5-in-1 was made by CoolBoy Electronics, too. Moving on:

This cartridge claims to have 400 games on it. If you’ve done much research in multicarts, you’ll know that most cartridges that say they have a huge number of games usually have just a few games repeated over and over again. Well, let’s turn it on and see what we have. Well, let’s turn it on and see if it lives up to it’s promise:

CoolBoy 400-in-1 Game select screen

CoolBoy 400-in-1 Game select screen

At the top of the screen it’s got a mostly cut off logo in chinese, and at the bottom we’ve got a halfway cut off message about how to select your game. Like I said about the Pocket Games multicart, whoever makes these things needs to learn that a lot of TVs don’t display all the edges. But whatever. Let’s see the list of games on this multicart:

Super Contra (JP version, 24in1 Menu)
Batman (US version, Prototype)
Spiderman: Return of the Sinister Six (US version, Cut-down version which omits some of the graphics)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (US version, no copyrights or storyline)
Ferrari: Grand Prix Challenge (US version)
Taito Basketball (JPN version of Ultimate Basketball)
Guevara (JPN version of Guerilla War)
Pocket Monster [Pirate Original]
Tiny Toon Adventures (US version)
Rolling Thunder (US version)
Power Blade 2 (US version)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US version)
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (US version)
Alien 3 (US version)
Ninja Gaiden Episode II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (US version)
Mighty Final Fight (US version)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (US version)
Astyanax (US version, listed as Golden Axe)
Robocop 2 (US version)
Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu Hen
Ring King (US version)
War of Strike Mouse [Pirate Original]
Contra (US version)
Mortal Kombat 4 [[[Hummer Team]]] (Mortal Kombat 3, graphics aren’t glitchy, unlike in 245 in 1)
Colorful Dragon [[[Sachen]]]
Back to the Future
Arkista’s Ring
Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach (Crashes upon reaching the green)
Castle Excellent (JP version of Castlequest)
Tiger-Heli (US version)
The Universe Soldier [Pirate Original]
Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum
Q-Bert
Egypt
Alpha Mission (US version)
Firehouse Rescue
I Can Remember (Glitchy graphics)
The Punisher
Hokuto no Ken
Hotaaman no Chitei Tanken
Battleship (US version)
Milon’s Secret Castle (US version)
Destination Earthstar
Super Chinese (JP version of Kung Fu Heroes)
Ikinari Musician
Super X-Wing 97 (Homebrew Argus hack)
Baltron
Mach Rider
Onyanko Town
Gyromite
Monster Truck Rally
Bingo 75 [Sachen]
Bump’n’Jump (US version)
Adventures of Dino Riki (US version, title screen is removed)
Ghostbusters (US version)
Spy Hunter
Balloon Monster [[[Caltron 6-in-1]]]
Paper Boy
T&C Surf Designs
Hyper Olympic (JP version of Track & Field)
Battletank
Aladdin III (Magic Carpet 1001 hack) [Caltron 6-in-1]
Dynamite Bowl
Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima (JP version of Adventure Island)
Dr. Mario (Title screen is removed)
Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no kuni no Daibouken (JPN version)
Quarth
Moai-Kun
Gradius
Mystery Quest (US version)
Friday the 13th
Musashi no Ken – Tadaima Shugyō Chu
Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshuu 80 Nichi Daibouken
Hello Kitty no Hanabatake
Solomon no Kagi (JP version of Solomon’s Key)
Flipull
Deblock
Championship Bowling
Space Hunter
Transformers: Convoy no Nazo
The Karate Kid
Cadillac
Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen
Star Soldier (US version)
Argus
Sansuu 3 Nen
Peepar Time
The Legend of Kage (US version)
Geimos
Hydlide Special (US version)
Star Luster
Exed Exes
Pac-Land
Thexder
The Tower of Druaga
Super Mario Bros. (PAL version)
Ninja Hattori Kun: Ninja wa Shuugyou Degogiru no Maki
TwinBee (Graphics aren’t glitched, unlike in 150 in 1 and 245 in 1)
Front Line
Elevator Action
Sqoon (JP version)
Slalom
Fire Dragon [Pirate Original]
Tetris [[[Tengen]]]
1942 (Some letters and numbers are missing)
Lot Lot
Fish War (Balloon Fight hack, different music, unlike in 150in1,245in1 & Balloon Trip is available)
Mighty Bomb Jack (JP version)
Spelunker
Chinese Chess
Gyromite
Mag Max
B-Wings
Tag Team Pro Wrestling
Wrecking Crew
Spartan X (JP version of Kung Fu)
Arkanoid
Dig Dug II (JP version)
Astro Robo Sasa
Obake no Q-taro: WanWan Panic (JP version of Chubby Cherub)
Wonder Ball [[[Nice Code]]]
Xevious (PAL version)
Soccer
Challenger
D.J.Boy (Rollergames hack)
Little Red Hood [Sachen]
Donald Land
Porter (graphical hack) [Caltron 6-in-1]
Dough Boy
Duck [[[Bit Corp.|Bit Corp]]]
Flappy
Penguin-kun Wars (Title screen is partly removed)
Zunou Senkan Galg
Gun Dec (JP version of Vice: Project Doom)
Giabbit (Homebrew Super Mario Bros. hack)
Gradirs (Homebrew Seicross hack)
Hammerin’ Harry (PAL version)
Sudoku [[[Nice Code Software|Nice Code]]]
Magic Mathematic [Sachen]
Pachi Com
The Penguin & Seal [Sachen]
Shift (Porter hack) [Caltron 6-in-1]
Xiao Ma Li (Glitchy title screen)
Tunny (SonSon hack)
Isolated Warrior
Volguard II
Mario Bros. (Title screen is removed)
Pac-Man
Donkey Kong
Dig Dug
Bomberman (JP version)
Star Gate (JP version of Defender II)
Duck Hunt
Magic Jewelry [Pirate Original]
Star Force (JP version, title screen is replaced with the plain text)
Galaga
Space Invaders
Exerion
Binary Land
BurgerTime
Tank 1990 (Battle City hack, only Mode A is available)
Lode Runner (US version)
Choplifter
Ninja-kun: Majou no Bouken
Antarctic Adventure
Sky Destroyer
Excitebike
Brush Roller [Pirate Original]
Ice Climber (JP version)
Tale Spin (US version)
Zippy Race
Tennis
Pinball
Lunar Ball (JP version of Lunar Pool)
Pooyan
Joust177
Warpman
Devil World
Formation Z
Championship Lode Runner
Helicopter (Raid on Bungeling Bay title hack)
City Connection (JP version, graphics aren’t glitched, unlike in 245in1)
Baseball
Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Golf
Clu Clu Land
Urban Champion
Choujikuu Yousai: Macross (Title screen is removed)
Nuts & Milk
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Super Arabian
Millipede
Gomoku Narabe
Field Combat
Donkey Kong 3
Mappy
Popeye
Orchard Kavass [Nice Code]
Galaxian
Bird Week
F-1 Race
Circus Charlie
Chack’n Pop
Road Fighter (Title screen is replaced with the plain text)
Ikki (Title screen is removed)
Karateka
Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match (JP version of Muscle)
Top Gun Dual Fighters (JP version of Top Gun: The Second Mission)
Othello [[[Bit Corp.|Bit Corp]]]
10-Yard Fight
John Elway’s Quarterback
Karate Champ
King’s Knight (US version)
Minna no Tabou no Nakayoshi Daisakusen
Venice Beach Volleyball [[[American Video Entertainment]]]
Wolverine
Sanrio Carnival
Sky Kid
Sanrio Cup: Pon Pon Volley
Sansuu 1 Nen
Sansuu 2 Nen
Sansuu 4 Nen
Sansuu 5 & 6 Nen
Shockwave [American Game Cartridges]
Choujinrou Senki Warwolf (JP version of Werewolf: The Last Warrior)
Tetsudou Ou: Famicom Boardgame
Tiles of Fate [American Video Entertainment]
Jackie Chan’s Action King Fu (PAL Version)
Tsuppari Oozumou
Valkyrie no Densetsu
Cosmos Cop [Caltron 6-in-1]
Jackpot [Bit Corp]
Buggy Popper (JPN version of Bump’n’Jump)
Dian Shi Ma Li [Bit Corp]
Metal Fighter [Sachen]
Pipe Dream
Atlantis no Nazo
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Troubles in Wacky Land (US version)
Spy vs Spy
Tokoro San no Mamoru
Ningen Heiki Dead Fox (JP version of Code Name: Viper)
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine
Chubby Cherub (US version)
Adventures of Bayou Billy (US version)
Hudson’s Adventure Island II (US version)
Airwolf (JPN version)
All-Pro Basketball (US version, glitchy title screen music)
Darkman (US version)
Banana Prince (PAL version)
Chouhen [Sachen]
Bubble Bobble 2 (1-player only)
Bucky O’Hare (US version)
Captain America and the Avengers
Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken 2 (English translated ROM)
Captain Tsubasa V – Hasha no Shougou Canpione
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (US version)
Caveman Ninja (PAL version of Joe & Mac)
Chip to Dale no Daisakusen (JP version of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers)
Chip to Dale no Daisakusen 2 (JP version of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers 2)
Chip and Dale 3 (Heavy Barrel hack)
Super Contra 7 [Pirate Original]
Super Contra 6 (Contra Force hack, listed as Contra Force)
Cross Fire (Title screen is removed)
Super Spy Hunter (US version)
Hoops (US version)
Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes
Nekketsu Koko Dojjiboru Bu: Sakka Hen (JP version of Nintendo World Cup)
Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairanto
Downtown – Nekketsu Koushin Kyoku – Soreyuke Daiundoukai
Bikkuri Nekketsu Shinkiroku: Harukanaru Kin Medal
Hiryu no Ken III: 5 Nin no Ryuu Senshi
Hiryu no Ken
Low G Man
Donkey Kong Jr. Math (US version)
Raid on Bungeling Bay
Blaster Master (PAL version)
Hyper Sports (JP version of the second half of Track & Field, 1-player only)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
4 Nin Uchi Mahjong
Mahjong
Muscle (US version)
Hon Shougi Naitou 9 Dan Shougi Hiden
Nibbles [Homebrew]
Iron Tank
Kabuki: Quantum Fighter
Склад №18 (Sokoban ripoff) [Александр Чудов]
Super Dynamix Badminton
Bokosuka Wars
Fruit [Nice Code]
Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru (JP version of Yo! Noid)
Pika Chu [Nice Code?] (Tengen Tetris ripoff)
Pyramid [Sachen]
Volleyball
Goonies (Title screen is removed)
Gyruss (Title screen is glitchy)
Wisdom Boy [Gamtec]
Wonder Rabbit [Nice Code]
Aquarium [Nice Code]
Arena [Nice Code]
Air Alert [Nice Code]
Burbles [Nice Code]
Burrow Explorer [Nice Code]
Cannonade [Nice Code]
Close Quarters [Nice Code]
Coast Guard [Nice Code]
Cub Adventure [Nice Code]
Depth Bomb [Nice Code]
Devildom Doom [Nice Code]
Diamond [Nice Code]
Dune War [Nice Code]
First Defender [Nice Code]
Five Days [Nice Code]
Frantic Mouse [Nice Code]
Fruit Dish [Nice Code]
Gallagant [Nice Code]
Garden War [Nice Code]
Gate [Nice Code]
Hallihoo [Nice Code]
Labyrinth [Nice Code]
Lunarian [Nice Code]
Mad Xmas [Nice Code]
Motoboat [Nice Code]
Panzer Attack [Nice Code]
Penta Base [Nice Code]
Pobble [Nice Code]
Polar Bat [Nice Code]
Rural Goblin [Nice Code]
Season Garden [Nice Code]
Shrew Mouse [Nice Code]
Snowball [Nice Code] (Sokoban ripoff)
Archer [Nice Code]
Twin Cards [Nice Code]
Undersea Arena [Nice Code]
Warrior [Nice Code]
Abscondee [Nice Code]
Aether Cruiser [Nice Code]
Aim Cruise [Nice Code]
Animal Contest [Nice Code]
Blocks World [Nice Code]
Bug Cather [Nice Code]
Busy Bar [Nice Code]
Candy Workshop [Nice Code]
Contest [Nice Code]
Cookies Labyrinth [Nice Code]
Crystal Blast [Nice Code]
Deformable [Nice Code]
Dejectitle [Nice Code] (Bomberman ripoff)
Egg Contest [Nice Code]
Escapeway [Nice Code]
Fair’s Treasure [Nice Code]
Falling Blocks [Nice Code] (Tengen Tetris ripoff)
Fated Pirate [Nice Code]
Final Blood [Nice Code]
Fish Story [Nice Code]
Fling Ball [Nice Code]
Forest Adventure [Nice Code]
Fruit Gift [Nice Code]
Ghost Castle [Nice Code]
Golden Bird [Nice Code]
Greedy [Nice Code]
Hammer & Nail [Nice Code]
Happy Match [Nice Code]
Ice Ocean [Nice Code]
IQ Champion [Nice Code]
Island [Nice Code]
Jump Jump [Nice Code]
Jumping Kid [Nice Code]
Lighting [Nice Code]
Little Witch [Nice Code]
Magic Egg [Nice Code]
Man in Red [Nice Code]
Meccano [Nice Code]
Mirror Devil World [Nice Code]
Mouse Snare [Nice Code]
Mouser Hero [Nice Code]
Mowing [Nice Code]
Nut Cracky [Nice Code]
Crystal Ball [Nice Code]
Police Dog Lasy [Nice Code]
Police vs Thief [Nice Code]
Pongpong [Nice Code]
Power Robot [Nice Code]
Pulveration [Nice Code] (Battle City ripoff)
Rabbit Village [Nice Code]
River Jump [Nice Code]
Seaport Guarl [Nice Code]
Seawolf [Nice Code]
Space Base [Nice Code]
Spiderman 2 [Nice Code]
Spiderman 1 [Nice Code]
Spring World [Nice Code]
Star [Nice Code]
Submarine [Nice Code]
Throughman [Nice Code]
Toy Factory [Nice Code]
Utmost Warfare [Nice Code]
Vigilant [Nice Code]
Warzone [Nice Code]
Water Pipe [Nice Code].

Well, that’s the 400 games, as promised. That’s pretty uncommon with multicarts promising large numbers of games. But wait, that’s not the most surprising part of this. It has THREE MORE GAMES.

The 3 extra games on CoolBoy 400-in-1

The 3 extra games on CoolBoy 400-in-1

These aren’t really new games, they’re just hacks of Nintendo games that, according to other websites, are based off of Chinese TV shows. Note that not all versions of this multicart have these extra games. Some versions of the cartridge only have the 400.

This cartridge actually has a whole lot of bootleg games on it. In fact, 107 of the games are made by NiceCode (if you want to hear more about NiceCode, I talk about them a little more on my post about their Spiderman game, which is included on this multicart). Here are some of the bootlegs on this cartridge. Maybe I’ll write more about them later:

Super Contra 7:

Super Contra 7 is an extensive bootleg hack of Super Contra that includes all entirely new levels.

Super Contra 7 title screen

Super Contra 7 title screen

Cosmos Cop, Aladdin III, Balloon Monster, and Porter: 

Caltron 6-in-1 is one of the rarest NES games and is very expensive to buy. This multicart has 4 of the 6 games on Caltron 6-in-1 included. It has Cosmos Cop and Balloon Monster unedited. It has a graphical hack of Porter, and it has a hack of Magic Carpet 1001 called Aladdin III. Here’s some pictures:

Cosmos Cop title screen

Cosmos Cop title screen

Aladdin 3 gameplay (it doesn't have a title screen)

Aladdin 3 gameplay (it doesn’t have a title screen)

Balloon Monster title screen

Balloon Monster title screen

Porter title screen

Porter title screen

Magic Jewelry

This is a game similar to columns.

Screenshot of Magic Jewelry

Screenshot of Magic Jewelry

Super Contra 6

This is a weird graphics hack of Contra Force. Here’s the character select screen:

Super Contra 6 character select screen

Super Contra 6 character select screen

All the characters are different.

Little Red Hood

Yes, they even have Little Red Hood on here.

Little Red Hood title screen

Little Red Hood title screen

There’s actually a LOT more bootleg games on here. Maybe I’ll talk about them more later, but that’s it for now.

NiceCode Spiderman

Today, I’m going to talk about a bootleg Famicom game called Spiderman. This isn’t the official Spiderman NES game, this is a bootleg one developed by NiceCode Software. In case you don’t know about NiceCode, they are a bootleg game developer that developed games for the Famicom, some bootleg 32-bit system, and MP4 players. Huh, I didn’t know there were games on MP4 players. But anyway, developed hundreds of games (mostly for the Famicom), and according to the internet, is still in business. Their games are usually considered to be of poor quality, but whatever, I’m still writing about them. They even had their own website about their games, game-nc.com. It’s still up, but there’s no source on it anymore, so if you go there you’ll just get a blank page. But fortunately, it’s been archived on archive.org, so you can still look at what it used to look like. Here’s NiceCode’s logo:

NiceCode Software's logo.

NiceCode Software’s logo.

I really don’t know how they didn’t get sued for this. I mean, they have Pac-Man right there in their logo. But in any case, Nice Code Software developed a bunch of bootleg games. It was mostly original stuff, but some of it, such as the Spiderman game this post is about, they infringed on other people’s copyrights. They actually made two Spiderman games. The other one’s called Spiderman 2. Maybe I’ll write something about that at some point. But now back to the first one, Spiderman:

Spiderman title screen

Spiderman title screen

Anyway, here’s how this Spiderman game goes: You’re Spiderman, and you’re in this building with three floors. The bad guys, cannons with legs(???) run across the floors, shooting cannonballs. You, Spiderman, have got to hit all of them with your spider-web stuff, which will make them blow up(???). After you destroy enough of these weird cannon things, you will advance to the next level. Sometimes the levels have boss fights at the end, but I, in the few minutes I’ve played this game, have only been able to get to level 2. Level 2 has a boss fight, and Level 1 doesn’t. I can’t say about the levels after that.

Here’s the controls: To shoot spider-webs, you press A. To swing to a different floor, press B, and Spiderman will make a spider-web going all the way up to the top floor, which you can go up and down by pressing up and down on the controls. To get off the web, go left or right, and Spiderman will get off of the web.

Well, that’s Spiderman by NiceCode. Here’s a video of some gameplay:

Alright, that’s it for now. I’ll post more later. Including maybe that multicart I have the Spiderman game on.