“Super Gmae” 4-in-1

Hello everyone, I recently got this 4-in-1 cartridge from 2005, pictured in the below picture:

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Hm. In addition to the misspelling of “Super Gmae” it claims to have the following games:

  1. Shudu
  2. Road Fighter
  3. Tetris
  4. Tank

Well. Before we start up the game and see which games are included, I’m going to point out a few things about the artwork.

“Shudu” features Dash from The Incredibles standing on a Sudoku board. And Tetris on here has artwork stolen from Tetris Worlds.

As for those other games I really have no idea where the art came from. I suspect it to be stolen and if anyone who reads this knows what it is, please let me know.

Let’s start it!

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It appears that the game list has changed a bit.

  1. Shudu
  2. Tank
  3. Square
  4. Highway Racing

Well let’s start up Shudu.

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Ehh I dunno I can’t read Japanese/Chinese/Whatever this is. They changed the copyright to say 2005 and they also garbled the company name.

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It’s Sudoku. I don’t know what this is a hack of but it’s a hack of some sort. The person who sold me this game says it was a hack.

And it doesn’t have anything to do with The Incredibles.

Let’s try out Tank.

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Again, they didn’t change the copyright very well. But the title screen artwork is very good. Let’s press start.

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And this is a hack of Battle City. I haven’t really played the original Battle City, but I’ve played some hacks of it so I can tell.

So, yeah. They changed a lot of the graphics. I suspect the level layouts are changed too but I can’t check because I’m too lazy to try out the original Battle City right at the moment.

OK let’s play Square.

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Hm… I suspect Tetris.

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Yes I was right. Tetris. A hack of Tengen’s Tetris, to be precise.

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In this hack, they changed the title screen and removed the all the difficulty/music/handicap options. Now it’s just a simple 1 player/2 player selection.

Also, like you saw, they changed a lot of the graphics, too.

Onto the last game, Highway Racing.

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OK now it’s Highway Racing I.

Let’s play!

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It’s a racing game. It is seems familiar but I can’t remember what it is. Also, there’s a typo on it. In the game it says “Feul” instead of “Fuel”.

Anyway, that’s it for Super Gmae 4-in-1.

Bye guys!

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Super Mario Bros. 256 Worlds

Hello, everybody. Today I’m going to write about this cartridge I got recently.

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As you can see, the label claims to be Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. Known in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2.

I mean, I can’t read Japanese, but you can compare this to the official Lost Levels label and I think you’ll agree it is quite similar.

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Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels was only officially released on the Famicom on disk format for the Famicom Disk System. Maybe this cartridge is a copy of the disk game onto a cartridge. (They make those).

Well let’s power it on and see what it is:

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Hm. Just regular Super Mario Bros.

…wait.

World Y-1?

Why does it say that?

Because this is Super Mario Bros. 256 Worlds Version.

What’s that mean?

Well, you may know that the original Super Mario Bros. had a bonus where after you completed the game, you could use a level select to pick which world you were started on. 256 Worlds lets you have that level select right from the start. But that’s not all. The counter doesn’t stop at World 8, which is supposed to be the last world. It keeps going up from there. In fact, you can select 256 different worlds. All the worlds have one-character numbers though, so it displays some of them as World Y-1 or World !-1. And most of the times it just picks a random tile, like part of the ? block or part of a bullet bill block.

Of course, these aren’t actually secret levels that were left in the code. It just makes the game read garbage data and display weird levels like never-ending bonus levels, underwater castles, etc. Here are some pictures of the more interesting ones. (some of them are just duplicates of the normal levels)

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So, that’s basically it for now. Bye guys!

“Elrond”

Hello everybody I got this game.

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Well, let’s look at it.

I can’t read most of it because I can only read English, and only a little bit is in English. Some of it is Japanese, and some of it seems to be Chinese maybe.

But I can read the little bit. The front of the cartridge says “Toito”, which maybe is a misspelling of “Taito”. Maybe the bootleggers were pretending to be Taito.

And on the back it says “TV Game Cartridge.”

And on the label it says Elrond. Like in Lord of the Rings? I dunno. Well let’s put it in a Famiclone and see what it is.

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And here is “Elrond”:

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Wizards and Warriors. That doesn’t seem much like Elrond apart from the medieval times sort of setting. :\

Ah well. Still kinda interesting.

Bye! I’ll write more later.

 

 

Q&A for the Cool Shark 64

Q: What’s the Cool Shark 64?
A: It’s this thing, obviously:

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Q: What’s that? Is that a PS1?
A: No of course not it’s a famiclone. Duh. I don’t write about anything else on this blog.

Q: I dunno, it looks a lot like a PS1 to me.
A: To prove it’s not a PlayStation, let’s open up that “disk tray”.

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Q: ***GASP!!!!*** It’s lying! There are no disk trays to be found!
A: No of course there aren’t. It’s a famiclone, like I told you already.

Q: I suspect trickery. You are making that up. That’s not a real famiclone it is a PS1 that you glued a cartridge slot onto and taped a “Cool Shark 64” label onto.
A: No it’s not. Here are some more pictures of the ports, which are obviously not PS1 ports.

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Q: That’s obviously fake. It doesn’t have any controllers. A real Cool Shark 64 would have controllers, which this does not.
A: Here are your controllers.

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Q: Those are obviously fake. They are 3rd party PS1 controllers or something. As you can see, there are triangle buttons, square buttons, cross buttons, and circle buttons. The Famicom only had two buttons.
A: Those two extra buttons are autofire A and autofire B.

Q: Oh yeah dummy then how do you explain the shoulder buttons? Those would have no use on a Famicom.
A: There are no shoulder buttons.

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Q: I call photoshop. This is fake. I demand another picture so I can point out the flaws in it.
A: Here is another picture. You can see that power LED that lights up when you turn it on.

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Q: LALALALALALA I CAN’T HERE YOU FAKE FAKE PHOTOSHOP FAKE FAKE PS1
A: Go away.

That’s it for now guys. I’ll write more soon. I have a lot more games now that I can write about. Including that game in the picture.

Little Red Hood

Hello everybody! Today I’m going to write about Little Red Hood, a pirate original developed by Sachen. It was released on the Famicom by Sachen themselves, and it was later released on the NES by HES Interactive.

Unfortunately, these single-game versions are very expensive. Despite the game’s very low-quality gameplay (which I will get to soon), people gladly pay hundreds of dollars for it. Thus, I have to play it on a multicart. To be specific, I’m using this CoolBoy 400-in-1.

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CoolBoy 400-in-1 Real Game cartridge

So! Let’s get to the game. There are two different versions. One with a Taiwanese title screen, and another with an English one. I have the English one on that multicart.

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Little Red Hood title screen

Little Red Hood is (in)famous for its low quality. And yeah, it’s not super good. But it isn’t, as some people call it, the worst NES/Famicom game of all time. Out of all the ones I’ve played, that title would go to Egg Contest.

Yeah, generally speaking, if people say a game is the worst video game ever, or even just on a certain system, they’re usually wrong. E.T. on the Atari 2600? Not really super bad. Pac-Man on the Atari 2600? Same there. Although to be fair Little Red Hood is in my opinion worse than both of those games.

Unfortunately (or maybe to your relief) I can’t get any more screenshots of this game on my CRT TV, because right now my Famicom isn’t hooked up to it right now, and everybody else is watching a movie on the other TV, and it’s really late, so I will be forced to use an emulator to take these screenshots. 😦

Oh and while I’m on an emulator I may as well show you the Taiwanese title screen.

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Well, whatever. When you press start, you will be taken to the first level.

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As you can see, there are are a bunch of trees, a door, bad guys, and rocks. Plus there is “Little Red Hood” herself. No, not Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Hood. Although the ending cutscene seems to imply it was supposed to be Little Red Riding Hood. I haven’t ever beaten this game though so I can’t show you a picture. Plus, you may not want spoilers.

Well, what’s the point of this game?

Well, first you have to avoid the zombie things, snakes, and other enemies. Also at random times a staircase will appear in the ground. There is literally nothing you can do to trigger this. It’s pretty random.

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Normally when you go in you can just find some money, plus some health replenishers, and sometimes a key.

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So! How do you go to the next level?

Well, Little Red Hood has to first enter the staircase and find the key. Sometimes it isn’t there though, so if you don’t find it you have to come back out and wait for the staircase to show up again and see if it shows up then. It’s just random.

When you acquire the keys, kick the trees over and over again until fruit falls out of them. Whether the fruit falls out is (again) totally random.

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If you get a random unspecified amount of fruit, then the next time you go down the staircase you will advance to the next level.

Well, most of the levels are like that. One or two have slightly different ways to get the key, and some require you to go and get things from the store before the key shows up.

The store! What’s that? Shouldn’t I have mentioned that by now? No? Why not? Because it’s basically pointless. You go into them by going in those doors. All the stores have the same items, even the ones that are right next to each other. All the items you can get from the store you can find underneath rocks.

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Oh, and yeah, you can get things from under rocks. What stuff? Well, potions that replenish your health, a weapon that attacks the zombies, and some other item I forget. You can get this in the stores too.

The stuff you can’t get in the stores that you can get under rocks are extra bad guys, and you can find money, and a dog that will attack enemies for you.

And that’s about it.

Oh, and did I mention that enemies respawn IMMEDIATELY after they are killed? There’s literally no time before they respawn. So it’s not as much killing them as teleporting them to another part of the screen.

…And that’s it. The end. Bye! I’ll write more later.

P.S. there’s also a bonus game sort of where you fly with a balloon and collect money, but I’m not sure exactly what triggers it. It seems to be totally random.

 

NiceCode’s Star

There are probably at least five billion video games where you control a fish that has to eat the smaller fish, or something along those lines.

As such, it’s no surprise that there are games of that sort on the Famicom. Only this time, it’s developed by NiceCode and you control stars eating smaller stars.

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NiceCode Software’s logo.

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Oh, and also you don’t just eat stars. You also eat other shapes like weird blobs, bubbles, etc.

Every time you eat a shape smaller than you, you get bigger. If you try to eat a bigger object, it eats you and you lose a life.

As far as gameplay, that’s it. Basically just your typical fish-eats-the-smaller-fish game.

But, there’s something else interesting about this game.

Remember the bootleg NiceCode ports of Plants Vs. Zombies and Angry Birds?
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Well, those ports’ music is taken from Star. Unfortunately, everybody I’ve asked hates this music except for me. Oh well. I mean, it’s not good music, but it’s not terrible.

(NiceCode isn’t exactly known for there high-quality background music. In fact, they’re known for there incredibly low-quality music. And for some of NiceCode’s games, yes, it really is super terrible.)

If you want to play this game, it’s included on the CoolBoy 400-in-1 multicart and probably some other places.

That’s it for now. Bye!

Doraemon

Today I got this new game. That game, as you may have guessed, is Doraemon. It’s a pirate original that was published by Fuzhou Waixing Computer Science & Technology Co. Ltd.

As for the developer, that would be Hummer Team. Sort of.

As you may know, Hummer Team developed Somari, which was a port of Sonic the Hedgehog to the NES that replaced Sonic with Mario.

Well, Waixing Co. made a hack of Somari called Doraemon that replaces Mario with Doraemon. It also replaces all of the levels, and the majority of the graphics, and the music.

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Well, let’s start it up and play!

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Well, it appears they replaced the “Somari Team Presents” screen with a big Waixing Co. screen. Anyway, here’s the title screen:

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Hm! I can’t read Chinese, so all I can make out of this is “Stage!! OK good good”.

…I don’t really know anything about Doraemon. Maybe somebody who actually watches it can tell me if this has anything to do with something in the TV show or not. Moving on.

If you press start, you get this screen.

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In the original Somari, this screen told you which level you were on. I can’t read Chinese, so I dunno what it says.

Anyway, after that screen, you go to the first level.

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Yup. Very different from Somari.

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…at least in terms of level design. As far as gameplay, they are the same. Doraemon has harder levels though.

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That’s mostly it as far as the game goes. It’s a bootleg that’s similar to sonic but with different levels.

But there’s something else I want to point out.

This game steals graphics from several official games, including Little SamsonJackie Chan’s Action Kung FuWacky Races, and Chip & Dale 2.

But more importantly, it steals graphics from Aladdin, another bootleg game by Hummer Team.

Here’s one example. You see these snakes in Doraemon?

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Well, compare that to these snakes in Aladdin:

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In case you can’t tell, they are identical, albeit being different colors.

…That’s it for now. I’ll write more later. I have a lot more games I’m getting that I will hopefully be able to write about here soon.

Super New Year Cart 15-in-1, part 4.

Hello everyone! I finally got my CRT TV setup partially reinstalled, enough to do light gun stuff, which means I can finally finish writing about Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

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Yes, finally. This is (probably) the last post about this cartridge.

Anyway, the first thing I’m covering is the incomplete lightgun support in The Duck / The Egg.

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If you use the lightgun on the title screen, it will start up the game. But the palettes are all messed up.

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…yup. Pretty buggy. You can also shoot the ducks. It is very incomplete though, and is apparently broken. You can shoot ducks when you are pointing the gun away from the TV. And you can also miss the ducks when the gun is pointed straight at them.

So yeah. Very buggy.

Next off, there is a debug mode in Titenic. You just press buttons on the second controller and weird stuff happens.

For example, you can use the player 2 D-pad to control the water level. And sometimes you can press A twice in a row to create a second playable character. You control both of them at the same time.

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Also, you can skip straight to the credits, and you can crash the game. I haven’t tried out the debug stuff very much, but it is very glitchy.

So, yeah. Now I’m going to write about the next games on this multicart I haven’t written about yet.

Next up are Beachhead, Jungle War, and Adventure. But these are all just Pink Jelly hacked to start on a different level later in the game.

And then there’s a game I haven’t written about yet: Rings.

Wait a second… “rings” isn’t listed anywhere on this menu.

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No, it’s not. But “Gorge” is just an alternate name for Rings. In fact, there’s some uncompiled source code in this multicart that refers to “Gorge” as “Rings.” Anyway, what is Rings? Let’s find out.

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Hm! A character select. you can pick either Frodo, Legolas, Gandalf and Arwen as your playable character. This game is based off of The Lord of the Rings.

Let’s pick Frodo, because he’s the main character. Let’s see…

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…this is exactly the same as Pink Jelly. Yup. It’s just Pink Jelly plus a character select.

Actually, Pink Jelly is Rings without a character select. People have done some hacking in Pink Jelly and found some remains of the level select.

Well, that basically covers it for Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

Oh wait, there’s Peace Sea, The Bridge, and Green Evil to write about. They’re not much, they’re just Rings hacked to start on different levels.

By the way, the heights of the characters are completely inaccurate to both the book and the movie versions of The Lord of the Rings. In this game, all the characters are 103 cm tall.

OK, that will conclude this blog post, so bye guys I guess.