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.

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Aladdin! Again!

Hello, everyone! I’ve got a new Famiclone cartridge that showed up in the mail today. Here it is:

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This cartridge might look a little familiar. That’s because I already wrote about a similar cartridge a while back:

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Huh. Pretty similar. I don’t have that blue cartridge anymore though, because I gave it away in a trade for some new bootleg Famicom cartridges. Apparently that JY-027 variant was pretty uncommon, so I was able to get some neat stuff in exchange for it. One of those games is the more common JY-025 Aladdin cartridge I’m writing about right now.

Anyway, the game on the cartridge is exactly the same, except the title screen is changed.

Here’s the title screen of that Aladdin III cart:

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And here’s the title screen of Aladdin:

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Other than that, it’s exactly the same.

My copy of the game has a top label. Here it is:

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Sorry if it’s upside down, I can’t read whatever language this is. (Chinese??)

Also, here’s the back of my cartridge:

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This isn’t really very much new stuff to write about here. But whatever, I’m trying to usually do at least one post per cartridge I get, and for this one, there wasn’t much else to write about. Sorry. /:

By the way, if you want to know more about this game, I go into more detail in my post about the other cartridge I used to have. You can read it by clicking this link.

Well, that’s it for now. Bye guys!

Also, this is the 50th post on The Famiclone Blog! Cool I wrote that much. 😀

Pokémon 4-in-1

Hey guys, I’ve recently purchased a multicart called Pokémon 4-in-1. It was developed by Union Bond and was originally published by YanCheng, but my copy is a later release. It has the same cartridge shell as my 1999 6-in-1 multicart, so I suspect it was made by the same company, but I don’t know for sure.

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Also, my copy has WAY worse quality printing than the ones published by YanCheng. The label doesn’t even fit properly on the cartridge. I think their printer was running low on ink when they printed this, because some of the colors are wrong. For comparison, here’s a photo of the original YanCheng copy of this game.57_fc_poke31

Oh man I hope BootlegGames Wiki doesn’t notice that I totally stole their picture. Just don’t tell them, OK?

Also, my copy has a printing error right here where everything is way too green.

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With that out of the way, I want to congratulate Yancheng for their 100% Original artwork. Look at that Pikachu!

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Look at their drawing of Silver!

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Look at their drawing of Gold!

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Wow! They’ve got some cool artists designing that totally original logo!

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I can’t believe they were able to make such a good drawing of bulbasaur!

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No, I’m joking. All of this artwork is stolen. And yes. I actually took the time and effort to search through a ton of pokémon pictures to find the ones that are stolen on this cartridge. YOU’RE WELCOME. But I’m getting bored of it and now I’m going to put this cartridge in my Famiclone and turn it on. I figure you might be tired of seeing photographs of CRT TVs, so I’ll just record the screenshots and gameplay on an emulator. (That’s not actually the reason. The actual reason is that my cartridge has a hard time connecting to my Famicom, and I have to put the cartridge in at just the right angle or else it won’t run. Maybe if I clean it more it will work more consistently)

When you first power it up, you will get a Union Bond logo and what I guess is a product ID or something.

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And you’ll get your selection of games, while music plays in the background.

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First off is Picaclick, which is a game similar to SameGame.

Here’s the title screen:

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Here’s a screenshot:

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If you get a high score you’ll get some happy music (which kinda sounds like the title screen music of Pac-Man World 2) and this screen:

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And if you get ANYTHING under the high score, you’ll get some unhappy music and this screen:

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Next up is “Pacman.”

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It’s an original port of Pac-Man to the famicom that has Pikachu instead of Pac-Man and Vileplumes instead of the ghosts. It also has it’s own original music. Here it is:

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Next up is Picaslot, which is just a simple slot machine game where most of the symbols have been replaced with pokémon.

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And, last and best, Picadance.

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It’s a port of Dance Dance Revolution to the Famicom. It has three songs: Butterfly, Babylon, and Sunrise.

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You don’t hit the arrows (which are now replaced with Pokémon) using just the D-Pad. You do left and down using the D-Pad, but you get up by pressing B and get right by pressing A. This is so that you can do things like left and right at the same time.

My guess is that as soon as you heard that this game had a Dance Dance Revolution game on it, you wanted to see some video of that before you saw gameplay of any of the other games on this cartridge. Well TOO BAD. You’re watching them in order and I’m not hearing any arguments. (I mean, you COULD just skip to the part of the video about Picadance, I guess, but I don’t want you to.)

If you want to play this game on actual hardware and not on an emulator, you have a couple options. First off, you can get a Pokémon 4-in-1 cartridge. Next, there is a hack of this multicart called Pet 4-in-1 that is only know to exist on a Power Joy plug and play. (Maybe I can write about that if I ever get one.) Last off, there is a hack of Picaclick called Funclick that can be found on some multicarts and famiclones. It doesn’t come with any of the other games like Picadance, though. I don’t have Pet 4-in-1 or Funclick, but they exist and if you can find a copy then now you know what it is.

[UPDATE: I got a copy of Funclick on a Plug-and-Play famiclone called the Vs. Maxx Maxxplay.]

That’s it for now, guys. Bye!