Supervision 52-in-1

Have you heard of Action 52?

Yeah?

Well that’s NOT what I’m writing about.

What I’m writing about is this:

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It looks like a generic multicart. And pretty much, yeah, it is.

It has something to do with Action 52 though. That’s why I got it.

But before I say what it has to do with Action 52, I’m going to give a list of games, and put some pictures.

Thanks to BootlegGames Wiki, from which I stole this game list (Which is licensed under CC-BY-SA license, and so I’m allowed to steal it):

  1. Islander (Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima, known as Adventure Island outside of Japan)
  2. Grading (Gradius)
  3. P-D Fighting (Hokuto no Ken)
  4. Star Soldier
  5. Goonies (The logo on the title screen is missing)
  6. Legendry (The Legend of Kage)
  7. Tetris (Tengen version)
  8. Bros. II (Super Mario Bros. with graphics from the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2 and a missing logo)
  9. Twin Bee
  10. Ninja 2 (Ninja Jajamaru Kun)
  11. City Conect. (City Connection)
  12. B-Wings
  13. 1942
  14. Gyrooine (Gyrodine)
  15. Flappy (Level select cheat enabled and credited to “Whirlwind Menu” on the title screen, which is a misspelling of Whirlwind Manu who released a pirate version of this game)
  16. Spartan (Spartan X, known as Kung Fu outside of Japan)
  17. Bomber Man
  18. Front Line (The logo on the title screen is missing)
  19. Macross
  20. 1989Galaxian (Hack of Galaxian that speeds up the player’s bullets)
  21. Star Force
  22. Kung-Fu (Yie Ar Kung-Fu, the Konami copyright that appears during gameplay was retained)
  23. Ninja 1 (Ninja-Kun: Majou no Bouken)
  24. Pipeline (Mario Bros., title screen hacked as Mr. Mary)
  25. Mahjong 2 (Mahjong)
  26. Mahjong 4 (4 Nin uchi Mahjong)
  27. Lode Runner1 (Lode Runner)
  28. Lode Runner2 (Championship Lode Runner, title screen hacked to read Lode Runner)
  29. King Kong 1 (Donkey Kong)
  30. King Kong 2 (Donkey Kong Jr.)
  31. King Kong 3 (Donkey Kong 3, says Gorilla 3 on the title screen)
  32. Mappy
  33. Excite Bike (Logo is replaced with plain text)
  34. F-1 Race
  35. Road Fighter
  36. Pin Ball
  37. Base Ball
  38. Popeye
  39. Galaga
  40. Galaxian (Unhacked version)
  41. Pac-Man
  42. Ice Climber
  43. 1989 Exerion (Hacked version of Exerion that removes the limit to the number of single shots that the player has)
  44. Wrestle (Kinnikuman: Muscle Tag Match, known as M.U.S.C.L.E. in the US)
  45. Battle City
  46. Sky Destryoer (Sky Destroyer)
  47. Chess (Gomoku Narabe Renju)
  48. Balloon Fight
  49. Formation Z
  50. Pooyan
  51. Circus Troupe (Title screen hack of Circus Charlie)
  52. Fancy Bros. (Super Mario Bros. hack that switches the mirroring from horizontal to vertical, glitching up the graphics as a result)

Alright now for some pictures of some of the hacked games.

Bros. II:

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Now here’s a picture of Fancy Mario:

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Here’s Circus Troupe (title hack of Circus Charlie):

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Other than that it’s unmodified. I guess they changed the name so that they wouldn’t get in trouble for trademark infringement. Which is stupid because they are distributing copyrighted material anyway. Bootleggers don’t make any sense.

And here’s that hacked Flappy title screen:

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This means that Supervision ripped their Flappy ROM off of a bootleg Whirlwind Manu cartridge. Lol

This is especially funny since Active Enterprises stole this multicart’s menu when they made Action 52.

Here’s this game’s menu again:

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And here’s a picture of a prototype version of Action 52:

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So Action 52 stole its menu from a multicart, which stole a game from a bootleg cartridge which was stolen off of the real game.

 

The Power Joy Navigator, Part 3

Hello everyone.

I have finally stopped being lazy and I am FINALLY writing more about the Power Joy navigator.

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I’m REALLY sorry I took forever to do this, but I’m writing about it now. Unfortunately, my player 2 controller seems to be malfunctioning on the Power Joy Navigator. ):

But meh here you go.

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First off is Pulverization. It is a hack of Battle City with new levels and vertical scrolling. In my last post, I accidentally referred to it as Alienis, because they are very similar. It also changes sounds and graphics.

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Next up is Alienis.

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Like the other games on the Navigator, the copyright is changed to say © Power Joy Ltd. instead of what it was supposed to say.

But whatever. What is Alienis?

Alienis is an advanced hack of Battle City developed by Inventor. Inventor is the same company that made that Pandamar hack of Super Mario Bros. that replaces Mario with a panda.

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Well, what is changed from Battle City to Alienis?

The biggest difference is that Inventor added vertical scrolling. Pretty neat, huh? Also they changed the sprites and background. I am not entirely sure what it is supposed to be, but the background is blue, and you play as weird looking vehicle things. Instead of just dying when you are hit, you have two HP. After the first hit, your ship is split in two. After a second hit, you lose a life. But instead of going back to the beginning, you just get the ship you are using replaced with a new one.IMG_8014

In the original Battle City, you had to kill all the enemy tanks in order to move on to the next level. In this game, the levels are harder and I have been so far unable to complete the first level. I haven’t really played it very much yet though, so I’m no one to judge.

Oh, and instead of guarding an eagle statue like the original Battle City, you are guarding a little house.IMG_8013IMG_8012

Well that’s that. The next game I will write about is Polar Bat.

Polar Bat? What’s that?

It is a NiceCode game.

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NiceCode Software’s logo.

And it features a guy who runs around at the bottom of the screen throwing snowballs up to attack the bats at the top of the screen, while dodging enormous snow-boulders and snow-icicles that will kill you if you don’t get out of the way.

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That’s about it for Polar Bat. Moving on to Diamond.

It is a either a knockoff or a hack of Breakout. Not much new, gameplaywise.

The last one I will write about today is Snowball. A simple but challenging puzzle game thing.

You control a snowman, and you have to push all of the snowballs into holes in the level. If you mess up, you have a once-per-level thing where you can take back the move you just made. And you can also reset the level.

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As you can see, that one is pretty easy. That’s because it’s the first level. The levels get more difficult as you progress through the game.

I’ve made it to level three in the few minutes I have played this game.

That’s it for today, guys. I will write more later.

“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!

Family Kid

Hi guys, about a month ago I purchased this game, and today it came in the mail:

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Yup! That’s the game I got. Family Kid. It’s a hack of Somari. It was hacked by a company called Family TSI. They also published some famiclones. Anyway, Family Kid is a hack of Somari, that replaces Somari with Family TSI’s mascot Family Kid.

Here’s the Family TSI logo, which you get when you boot up Family Kid.

(note: these pictures were taken on an emulator. I would take them on an actual console, but I had already uploaded these pictures in a previous post before I got my cartridge, so I figure I’d rather reuse those than take new pictures and waste space on the limited-space WordPress database.)

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Then there’s the title screen.

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And here’s some gameplay.

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For some reason, when Family Kid is standing still, part of his sprite is missing. I’m not sure why, but it’s probably some sort of glitch.

Anyway, that’s basically it for the game part of it. For more about Somari, search my blog for my posts on it a while back if you haven’t read them yet.

But there’s some more I want to say about this cartridge. Take a closer look at this label:
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…that’s not an actual hole in the label. They printed out a label that looks like it has a hole in it.

And plus, this label is really blurry. I think I know why.

This cartridge is not an original printing. My cartridge is a very new rerelease by a company that’s not Family TSI. For the label, I think they looked on the internet, found a picture of some guy’s damaged cartridge, and put it on as the label.

That’s pretty funny, in my opinion.

That’s basically it though. Thanks for reading this! Bye. I’ll write some more about bootleg Famicom games later. I have some more games I bought that I’ll write about soon.

 

The Power Joy Navigator, Part 2

Hello, everyone. Some of you probably remember when I wrote about the Power Joy Navigator, AKA this thing:

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Yup. That’s the one. The plug ‘n play famiclone that’s shaped like a big Atari controller with extra buttons.

Well, the main purpose of this post is to cover more of the games on this thing’s included multicart.

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But before I do that, I am going to cover a couple other things about this famiclone.

First off, in the last post I did about this famiclone, I said that the joystick makes it difficult to play most games. Well, I’ve played with it some more, and I’ve changed my opinion. The only thing that’s actually hard to do with it is navigate the multicart menu. Other than that, everything is totally fine…

…except for this new problem I’ve learned about. During the time I had played with this famiclone before my last post, I had only briefly used the Navigator with cartridges other than its included multicart. Well, after I made that post, I was playing Super Mario Bros. 3 on it for a while, since my usual famiclone had been temporarily disconnected from the TV to plug in the Power Joy Navigator. The problem is that the game crashed a lot. And I wasn’t really able to get past the first level in the time I was trying to.

I think the reason for this is that that the cartridge goes in on the side of the system. That means the cartridge wobbles around a lot, and can easily get disconnected from the famiclone. This isn’t a problem from the extra short multicart that’s included, since it’s smaller and can’t move around as much. That’s not the case with official cartridges, which are significantly bigger.

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And some cartridges are even bigger. I haven’t checked, but I bet this cartridge would crash way more.

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Yeah. That’s fine though, because I prefer to use a different famiclone most of the time. Except for the included multicart, which I haven’t been able to use on any other famiclone I tried.

The next thing I noticed is that the system has another set of A and B buttons. They are on top of the joystick, and that way you can play NES games with one hand. I suppose you could use your spare hand to hold the system steady while you play it. I don’t use these as much, since I prefer the other buttons, but at least now I know it’s there.

Now that’s basically about it. Let’s get to covering more games that are included on this famiclone.

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All righty, it looks like the next game on the list is Space Shuttle. Let’s try it.

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Oh no, apparently it’s actually Space Shuttle Exploration. This is a vertical shooter set in outer space. It doesn’t look like you’re exploring a space shuttle, though. Huh. This game was developed by Hummer Team, similarly to several of the other games I’ve covered on this multicart so far.

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Basically, aliens just keep coming down from the top of the screen, and then go down the bottom of the screen. The goal of the game is to shoot them down and avoid them ramming into you.

The round just keeps going on until you’ve shot enough aliens, and then after that it tallies up your points. If you lose all your lives, it’s game over.

There are only two music tracks in Space Shuttle Exploration. The first music is a short jingle that plays on the title screen. The other music track is the game over theme, which is really just a modified version of the character select music from Tekken 2, Hummer Team’s bootleg port of Tekken to the Famicom. I actually wrote about that game yesterday, and you can read about it here.

Well, yeah. That’s basically it for this game. The next game I’ll write about on this multicart is called Alienis.

It’s a very advanced hack of the Famicom game Battle City. It adds vertical scrolling. Really neat! The funny thing is, I have like around 10 different hacks of Battle City and I don’t have a copy of unhacked Battle City. The hacks are fun. Maybe I’ll get an original copy sometime.

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…and it’s 9:39 PM so I need to go to bed. I’ll write more about these games some other time and give more pictures, like the title screen of Alienis, in my next blog post about the Power Joy Navigator. I know I haven’t written much but whatever, at least you get to read about it sooner than if I didn’t publish it immediately and made it a bigger post some other day.

Bye guys! I’ll write more after.

 

Super New Year Cart 15 in 1, Part 1

Hello, everybody!

A really neat new Famiclone cartridge showed up in the mail today. That cartridge is Super New Year Cart 15 in 1. It was published in 2005 by ABAB soft and developed by Hummer Team.

Given the “New Year” in the name, it would have been a bit of a better New Year’s special than the game I wrote about (Mad Xmas), but back when I wrote that, I didn’t have a copy of this game. I tried to get one, but this cartridge is pretty hard to find, and I wasn’t able to get one before New Years. Ah well.

Whatever, let’s take a look at the game!

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The cartridge has a light blue color, and it has an odd collage of artwork that is put on the cover.

I can’t read the Chinese title on the cover, other than the “15 in 1” part, which is in English. Anyway, I did a little research and it translates to Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

Also, none of that artwork has anything to do with the games included on this 15 in 1 cart. The games included are different.

All righty! Let’s put this thing in a famiclone and see what’s inside.

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Hm! All in Chinese. I’m not going to get any use out of that. It also has some neat music playing in the background.

Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to turn this menu into English. You just hit select, and this happens:

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Neat! For some reason, the menu changes color when you switch languages. You can switch it back to Chinese by hitting select again, but unless you speak Chinese, that wouldn’t be a good thing to do.

Also, this language select has a connection to another game. OK, here’s the story. There is a bootleg port of Super Mario World to the Famicom developed by Hummer Team. In that game, there’s a sound effect when you ride on Yoshi. In this 15 in 1, that same sound effect plays when you switch languages. Neat!

Let’s get started playing these games. I suppose we should start with The Legend at the beginning. The beginning is usually a very good place to start.

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This game is actually an updated version of an early Hummer Team game called Street Fighter IV. Apart from the name, it has pretty much nothing to do with the Street Fighter series, and is mostly original.

The gameplay is similar to Street Fighter II, but that’s only because it’s based off of the Hummer Team Fighting Engine, which was originally designed to play a port of Street Fighter II.

Sounds neat. Let’s start.

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A character select. Basically, you pick your character. Like a typical character select. Most of them are like that. Whatever.

After you select your fighter, then all of the portraits will become the portrait of the character you picked.

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Cool! Then this happens:

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The exact order of which characters you fight depends on what fighter you select. Anyway, the gameplay is like Street Fighter II, with jumping and punching and kicking and combo moves that I’m too lazy to memorize.

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All of the matches have 3 rounds. If you lose a match, you get the option to continue. If you lose another match, then you get a game over.

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And if your score is high enough, you will go to the high score screen.

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Well, that’s basically it for The Legend. Let’s go on to the next game, The Hummer.

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The Hummer is a hack of Somari the Adventurer that replaces Somari with Hummer Team’s mascot, Hummer Pony. It also changes the palettes on most of the graphics. More specifically, it’s a hack of a hack of a hack of Somari. The hack of a hack this game is based off of is Sonic and Knuckles 5.

Like that hack, the game starts off in Spring Yard Zone, instead of Green Hill Zone, like it’s supposed to.

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Fortunately, you can use the level select cheat code to start on any level you want.

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Well, that’s neat! This was actually the first game to feature Hummer Pony. Hummer Pony would later star in several other games on a couple Plug and Play famiclones, neither of which I own. I’d like to get one at some point.

ANYway, that’s basically it for The Hummer. For more information about Somari, read my post about it here.

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The next game on the multicart is Pink Jelly.

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It’s a hack of Panda Adventure. If you don’t know about Panda Adventure, I give it a brief summary here.

More specifically, this is a hack of a hack of Panda Adventure. The hack this game is based on is called Rings, which is also on this multicart. You’ll see a post about that game in a future post about Super New Year Cart 15 in 1.

Anyway, the main changes in this game in relation to Panda Adventure are that it changes most of the graphics, repalettes some of the enemies and backgrounds, and replaces Panda from Panda Adventure with a pink cat named Pink Jelly.

Pink Jelly also appears on those two plug and play consoles I mentioned a minute ago.

Here’s some more pictures of Pink Jelly, taken on an emulator because a) they are better quality than photographs of a CRT TV and b) I’m being lazy and don’t want to take more pictures with my camera.

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Well, that’s it for now, everybody. You can read about the rest of the games on this multicart in future posts. Bye guys!! This is it for now.

Part 2

The Vs. Maxx™ Maxxplay, Part 1

Hey guys! I’ve gone and got a third famiclone: The Vs. Maxx™ Maxxplay.

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I actually got a super good deal on it, too! It was just $8. The seller thought it was just a replacement controller, and they didn’t know what it went to.

They were wrong.

It’s ACTUALLY a plug-and-play. Yup! Another plug-and-play. Very similar to the Power Joy.

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Yeah, I don’t know if the Maxxplay was copying the Power Joy or if the Power Joy was copying the Maxxplay. There are actually a ton of N64 controller-shaped famiclones, and I don’t know which one came first. MOVING ON.

It was published by a company called JungleTac, who also published several other plug-and-play systems.

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Before we turn it on, let’s look at some of the details of the system. The button layout is basically exactly the same as the Power Joy, including the fully-functional joystick and light gun trigger that’s on the back:

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It has a slot for a player 2 controller and cartridge slot (which isn’t very good, but more on that in part 2). The thing runs on 4 AAA batteries, just like the Power Joy does. But it’s a little different. The Power Joy let you just put in the batteries and attach the battery cover. But the way the Maxxplay works is you have to put the batteries in the “battery box,” and then put the battery box into the Maxxplay. It pops right out from the back, where the memory card/rumble pack would go on an actual N64 controller:

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So let’s take a closer look at the battery pack:

 

To put in the batteries, you have to undo two tiny screws and then pop off the cover:

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Then you have to put it back into the Maxxplay and it will run fine. But be careful the batteries you use aren’t dead. When I first did this, I thought it was broken, but the batteries were just dead. Then I had to take out the battery box, unscrew it, find four AAA batteries put them in, screw the battery box back together, put it in the Maxxplay, and then it would work. That’s a lot more work than replacing batteries on the Power Joy, but moving on.

[UPDATE] On the other hand, it’s a lot better than the very prone to breaking battery cover of the Power Joy.

Now let’s turn it on. The AV cables are hardwired, so you don’t have to go find any. When you turn it on, you’ll get this:

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And when you press start, you’ll get this:

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And when you press start again, you get this:

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Yup. It’s got a built in multicart.

I haven’t played everything on it, so I can’t tell you what all the games are. But I can plagiarize some guy on the internet to get a list of the games. (I have corrected some mistakes they made.) Here it is:

MaxxPlay Title — Original Title
Fun Click — Bejewled like Game — Hack of Picaclick
Box World — Box/Warehouse style puzzle game — Boxxle Clone?
UFO Race — Famicom F1 hack
Obstacle Race — Zippy Race pirate
Boat Race — Road Fighter Hack
Cowboy — Wild Gunman hack
Forest Guard — Hogan’s Alley hack
Space 2050 — Duck Hunt hack
UFO SHoot — Duck Hunt hack
Snowfield Shoot — Duck Hunt hack
Aether Tiger — 1942 hack
Archery — Pooyan hack
Zero Gravity — Balloon Fight
Super Elf — Circus Charlie Hack, although the main char looks familiar
Baseball — NES Baseball hack
Future Copter — Battle City Hack
Diamond — Arkanoid hack
Matching — Card matching game, unknown if original or hack
Tennis — NES Tennis Hack
Gold Digger — Main Character resymbols Kirby, otherwise unknown.
Mars Man — Binary Land hack.
Mars — Hack of Star Force
Bomb — DOS Minesweeper
Tunny — Hack of SonSon
Spar — Urban Champion hack
Strange Pop Pop — Bubble Tetris
Soccer — NES Soccer hack
Clonk — Adventure Island hack
Egg it — Pacman Hack
High Jump — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Long Jump — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Triple Jump — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Shot Put — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Discus Put — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Javelin Throw — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Shooting — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Target Practice — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
100 Meter Dash — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
100 Meter Hurdles — Gold Medal Challenge ’92
Witch Run — Aladdin 3
Ballistic Mayhem — Mach Rider
Planetary Pool — Lunar Pool hack
Helicopter Harry — Raid on Bungeling Bay hack
Fly By — Hack of Exerion
Snack Attack — Hack of Nuts & Milk
Bomb Drop — Chack n Pop hack
Cloud Fire — Twinbee hack.
Dragon — Dragon
Top Shot — Galaga Hack
Warrior Chase — Ninja Jajamaru Kun hack
Defiance — Hack of Ninja Hattori-Kun
Thinker — Othello Hack
Down Deep — Dig Dug hack
Climbing Club — Ice Climber Hack
Ultimate Choice —
Bird Brain — Bird Week hack
Burger Build — Burger Time hack
Propeller — Hack of Sky Destroyer
Need for Speed — Spy Hunter hack
Zig Zag — Road Fighter hack
Bumpity Bop — Bump n Jump hack
In and Out Racer — Zippy Racing hack
Monster Dash — Brush Roller hack
Street Frenzy — City Connection hack
Neighborhood Smash — Karate hack
Extreme Racer — Excitebike hack
Hovercraft — Hack of Magmax
Enemy Assault — Hack of Choujikuu Yousai Macross
Flip Out — Pinball hack
Championship Golf — NES Golf hack
Right Move — Othello style
Fish Fight — Clu Clu Land hack
What’s Up — Donkey Kong hack
Rescue — Donkey Kong hack
Frogland — Donkey Kong hack
Jump and Journey — Mario Bros. hack
Saucer Wars — Hack of Field Combat
Make well — Dr. Mario hack
Depths of Space — Hack of Star Gate
Convert Soldier — Formation Z hack
Seascape — Sqoon hack
Swirl — Millipede hack
Break Out — Mappy hack
Soaring Warrior — Joust hack
Warrior Tales — Kung Fu hack
Championship wrestling — MUSCLE hack
Let Loose — Popeye hack
Jungle Trial — Spelunker hack
Arctic Hunt — Spelunker hack
Warship — Galaxian hack
Village Protector — Space Invaders hack
Abacus — Tetris style game
Underworld — Devil world hack
Championship Football — 10 Yard Fight hack
World Championship Badminton — Badminton hack

There’s some interesting stuff on this multicart, so let’s go over some of it.

First off, there’s Funclick. Remember Pokémon 4-in-1? Well, if you don’t, you might want to go to that link and read about it, but the important part is that one of the games on that 4-in-1 was a pirate original called Picaclick, which was similar to SameGame (I haven’t played SameGame, but some other people on the internet say its pretty much the same). Some company hacked that game and called it Funclick. At the time I didn’t have Funclick, so I couldn’t write about it. But I have it now! Now you can see it.

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Yeah, the main thing changed is that Pikachu is replaced with whoever that guy on the title screen is supposed to be. In some of his animations, he’s juggling, so I guess he’s a juggler. All the items on the screen are also changed.

That’s basically it, except for one thing. Originally in Picaclick, if you got any score below your high score it told you so and gave you some unhappy music. In Funclick, they replaced the unhappy music with the title screen music, presumably to make the game more “fun.”

There’s also some NiceCode games, and some hacks. Some of the hacks are kinda weird. Here’s some of them.

First off is Egg It.

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Egg It is a hack of Pac-Man where you are a red turtle that goes around the screen laying eggs. The ghosts have been replaced with something, too. You win the round when all of the maze is filled up with eggs.

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Yeah, that’s pretty weird. Moving on.

The next game is Break Out.

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But no, this isn’t actually Breakout. It’s a hack of Mappy. They changed all the graphics and the most of the music.

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Other than that, everything seems to be the same.

On to the next hack, Down Deep.

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It’s a hack of Dig Dug. All the graphics and music seem to be changed. The theme when you start the game is replaced with the Galaga theme song, so maybe the other music is stolen, too.

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There’s also some hacks of Donkey Kong. The first one is called “What’s Up.”

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They’ve changed a lot of the music and graphics, and it starts on level 2.

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There’s a lot more, but right now it’s 8:40 PM so I’ll end this post and write about the other games in future posts.

That’s it for now, guys. I’ll write more later in Part 2.

Oh, also! I’ve bought a player 2 controller from the same seller, but it hasn’t come in the mail yet. I’ll write about it when it does.

Part 2
Part 3

The Power Joy Classic TV Game II

Hey guys! Recently I went and got my second famiclone, the Power-Joy Classic TV Game:

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I know that it says “Power-Joy” instead of “Power Joy II”. In fact, the packaging (which I don’t have) doesn’t say “Power Joy II” either. But this model was marketed as the Power Joy II. There was an earlier model that was advertised as just Power Joy, though. But the only difference is the included multicart (which I’ll get to in a minute).

The publisher of this thing (Trump Grand Ltd.) was obviously trying to imitate a Nintendo 64 controller, but it’s a little different.

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Alright, here’s the way the buttons are mapped on the power joy:

D-Pad: Same as the D-Pad on the normal Famicom/NES.
Analog Stick: Acts as an additional D-Pad.
The buttons that correspond to the N64’s C pad: A, B, autofire A, and Autofire B.
The higher up purple button: Start.
The lower down purple button: Select.
Button in the middle of the controller: Restart button.
The switch in the middle: The power switch.

It also has a light gun build right in. Let’s look at the back:

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At the bottom it has a port for a second controller (which I don’t have). And also, see that button there that would correspond to the Z button on an N64 controller? That’s the zapper gun trigger. And here’s the end you’re supposed to point at the TV:

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This means that now I can play my copy of Duck Hunt, and it turns out I’m pretty good at it.

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Moving on, the thing is powered off of four AAA batteries. I’ve heard some other people on the internet say it runs off of AA batteries, but mine definitely doesn’t.

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I’ve also heard that there is an adapter that lets it be plugged into the wall, but I don’t have it.

If you turn it on, this little LED lights up:

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Now to hook it up to the TV. It has hardwired AV cables, so I don’t have to go around trying to find any. That’s pretty neat. If you turn it on without a cartridge (which as you’ve probably guessed plugs into the back of the controller) then you’ll find that the Power Joy has a multicart built right in:

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(I should point out that some other models of the Power Joy don’t have the same multicart built in. I’ll be talking about the multicart built into mine.) Hm, it says 10-in-1, and it has some music playing in the background. If you press a button, it will take you to the game select screen:

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Well, let’s start up the first game, Shoot Copter 100. It doesn’t have a title screen, and you’ll get taken directly into the gameplay:

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It’s a hack of Duck Hunt where you shoot helicopters. Hm. Moving on, let’s check out Falling Bricks 200:

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It’s a hack of Tengen’s Tetris. They changed the title screen to look like this and they also changed the background colors and they changed the blocks to have different shapes:

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Hm. That’s weird. Let’s try out Shoot Copters 300. Well, it turns out to just be the same as Shoot Copter 100, except there are two helicopters onscreen at once. I’m not going to put a picture here, since it’s basically the same game. Next off is Panzer Fly Car 400:

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It is probably a hack of some Famicom racing game, but whatever it is, I haven’t played it.

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The next game is Debar Bomb 1 500:

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It’s a hack of Hogan’s Alley.

On to the next game, Shooting 600. It’s a hack of some famicom light gun game where you have to shoot a bunch of airplanes to make them bounce higher into the air, and you have to keep them all off the ground in order to win. My phone isn’t focusing on the TV because the background is all black, so I’m sorry but you can’t have any screenshots.

On to the next game, Debar Bomb 2 701.

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It’s another hack of Hogan’s Alley, with the same things you are supposed to shoot.

On to Future Tank 802:

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It’s a hack of Battle City! Remember Tank A 1990, the other hack of Battle City? Well, this was hacked by the same company, Yanshan Software, and it’s a hack of the same game.

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I guess you play as beetles that have guns? Or something? Tank bugs? I dunno.

Moving on to the next game, Space War 903:

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Sounds like Star Wars, but it’s no. It’s a hack of some Namco game. (I don’t remember the name of it. I’ll write here if I can remember the name of the game)

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Onto the next and final game, Shoot 000.

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It’s another hack of Duck Hunt.

Well, those built-in games were interesting, but what might be more interesting is the multicart that the thing comes with.

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This is how you tell if you have a Power Joy I or a Power Joy II. The Power Joy I has a 64-in-1 cartridge and the ID number is PJ-001. This multicart has lots of repeats of the games. The Power Joy II has an 84-in-1 multicart with fewer repeats and an ID number of PJ-008. There are actually two different known versions of the PJ-008 cartridge, which have identical labels but slightly different selections of games. Anyway, I’m writing about my copy. Here’s the game select screen:

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Here’s the list of games (titles listed exactly as they are in the menu, including typos):

  • 80 Days
  • 1942
  • Arkanoid
  • Aladdin III (hack of Magic Carpet 101, not Hummer Team’s game.)
  • Argus
  • Adisland
  • Ascii
  • Arabian
  • Badminton
  • Baltron
  • B-Wings
  • Balloon Fight
  • Bird Week
  • Boomman (I think that this is a hack of Bomberman)
  • Brush Roller
  • Clay Shoot
  • Chack and Pop
  • Circus Charlie
  • City Connection
  • Challenger
  • Dig Dug
  • Dough Boy
  • Druaga
  • Devil World
  • Dingdong
  • Door Door
  • Dynamite Brawl
  • Elevator Action
  • Exertion
  • Formation Z
  • Front Line
  • Fire Dragon
  • Flappy
  • Flippull
  • Field Combat
  • Galaga
  • Galg
  • Geimos
  • Gyrodine
  • Gotcha
  • Galaxians
  • Gradius
  • Hyper Olympic
  • Joust
  • Karateka
  • Kage
  • Lode Runner
  • Lunar Ball
  • Macross
  • Magic Jewellry (pirate original)
  • Magmax
  • Mappy
  • Millipede
  • Ninja Fighter
  • Ninja II
  • Nuts and Milk
  • Othello
  • Pooyan
  • Pac Land
  • Pandamar (hack of Super Mario Bros. that I’ll get to in a minute)
  • Penguin
  • Route 16
  • Raid on Bay
  • Road Fighter
  • Soccer
  • Sky Destroyer
  • Space Et
  • Star Gate
  • Star Force
  • Son Son
  • Spartan
  • Spelunker
  • Spy vs. Spy
  • Sqoon
  • Star Luster
  • Tag Team
  • Tank
  • Twin Bee
  • Wrestling
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Wisdom
  • Warp Man
  • Xevious
  • Zippy Race

Most interesting of all of this is Pandamar. It’s a hack of a hack of Super Mario Bros. There was a hack of Super Mario Bros. made by Steepler (who also made a line of famiclones called Dendy) that replaced the title screen and corrupted some of the music. Here’s the title screen:

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Hacked Super Mario Bros. Title Screen

Then later on, another company called Inventor hacked that to replace Mario with a Panda and change the Music and change a bunch of the other graphics, too.

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That’s the hack that appears on this multicart. There were some other companies that went and made hacks of Pandamar. I bought one, but it hasn’t come in the mail yet. I’ll write about it here when it does.

If you want to play this game, you have two options: Go and buy one, or emulate it. I’ve heard that the ROM for this thing has been dumped, so if you can find the ROM you can play this game on an emulator.

That’s it for now, guys. Bye!

[UPDATE] Oh! I forgot to mention that since this thing runs on NES on a chip technology, so I can play all of my games that use compressed graphics, like my game circuit boards and some other stuff.

[ANOTHER UPDATE] I tested it and the included multicart will run on non-NES on a chip famiclones.

Super Bros. 10 Kung Fu Mari

Here’s a game called Super Bros. 10 Kung Fu Mari.

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This game is a hack of Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu, and it replaces Jackie Chan’s head with Mario’s head. That’s basically it. Here’s some gameplay:

If you want to play this game on actual hardware instead of an emulator (like me) then you can get a pirate cartridge with the game on it. It’s pretty common and it also can be found on multicarts, including this 198 in 1.

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