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GB Boy Colour

Posted by taizou at 2014-02-13 01:01:10 Clones, Game Boy

Some consoles get cloned a lot. Others don't get cloned at all. A rare few occupy the strange middle ground where they were cloned maybe once or twice, but the clones never really caught on; one of those is the Game Boy Color. Strange, given how popular it was, and how much pirated software exists for it - the original Game Boy saw a few clones (though still not many) but the Game Boy Color had... two, that I know of. Both of these were from the same company, which is either called Gangfeng or Kongfeng Industries depending on how they feel like romanising it, and both saw a brief production run in China but were never really exported. Today I'll cover the first, and I'll come back to the second some other time.

It's... the GB Boy Colour! Nice to see the British spelling there, although they lose a few points for picking a name that would expand to "Game Boy Boy Colour". This is actually the successor to a previous Kongfeng console called the GB Boy, which was (as you may have guessed) a clone of the mono Game Boy, in the style of the later Pocket revision; that hardware was reused by a number of manufacturers but the GBBC seems to be a Kongfeng exclusive. So let's take a look at the console:

Aside from the name and the slightly redesigned buttons, it does look an awful lot like a Game Boy Color, and in fact it feels a lot like one too; the plastic is really high quality and it doesn't feel cheap at all. The link cable port is present and correct too, and there seems to be an infrared port although I'm not entirely sure if it works or not. And you'd probably never notice anyway since only about three games used it.

It takes 2 AA batteries just like the original, and the battery life seems decent enough, although sometimes it seems to drain one of them for no particular reason when the console is switched off, so maybe don't leave them in. It also takes the same AC adapter as the original - they really have gone all-out with the cloning here.

Switch it on and you see the GBBC's major improvement over the original... the screen is backlit! (Despite the box claiming frontlit, which must be a first - a clone manufacturer understating the capabilities of their clone?) The screen does have a slightly stretched aspect ratio (probably to be expected, I doubt anyone makes GBC-standard screens anymore) but it's generally lovely.

The boot screen here is much like the original, even with the familiar Game Boy boot sound; instead of "GAME BOY" it says "GB BOY", but they've also (perhaps inevitably) hidden the Nintendo logo (while still checking for it internally), which is a shame because it means you also don't see any of the fancy custom logos used by unlicensed game makers. If you run a mono Game Boy game it supports all the same colour palettes as the real thing; it does seem like they've cloned the boot ROM exactly.

Here it is next to a real GBC; the camera flash makes both screens look pretty much the same, which really really doesn't do the GBBC justice, so here's a flashless shot (blurry, but you get the idea):

Game compatibility is excellent; licensed games all seem to run perfectly, and all my weird unlicensed stuff works exactly the same as on the original, like Digimon 3 here:

It even runs an Action Replay with no problems. The one exception I've found is a single multicart that won't boot on the GBBC but does on a real GBC, but it's probably some odd mapper trickery on the cart to blame. Running the same game side by side with the real thing, the GBBC does seem to be very very slightly slower, but nothing noticeable in normal play.

Sadly, no clone is without its flaws, and the GBBC has one or two. The biggest, for me, is that the internal speaker only seems to be wired up to one of the stereo audio channels (either left or right, not sure which); this means for games that make use of stereo you'll lose out on anything that only comes through in the other channel. Some games are quite badly affected, others aren't affected at all. It works fine with headphones though. The screen covering is unfortunately very susceptible to scratches, as well; mine sits in a drawer most of the time with nothing on top of it but it has still somehow accumulated more scratches every time I take it out - you may want to invest in a screen protector (a generic mobile one cut down to size should do the trick) if you get one of these.

Despite all this, though, it's still a very impressive clone, and if you're willing to use headphones to sidestep the audio issue it's a great way to play GBC games on a much nicer screen.

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12 in 1 Colour Games Console

Posted by taizou at 2014-02-11 02:40:23 Misc handhelds, Jungletac

So I've covered the Game King previously as an example of a Chinese handheld with its own proprietary cartridge format - a bona fide almost-Gameboy in the tradition of the mighty Gamate and various others littering the pages of gaming history - but much (much) more common these days are the all-in-one type affairs, those which usually take the sort of hardware previously found in plug and play TV systems and forgo any kind of cartridge slot in favour of bundling a selection of pre-loaded games. One of the more successful in this field has been Jungletac, the company behind:

the 12 in 1 Colour Games Console! Yep, a games console in colour. Exciting. If it was 1997. Or if you've just been playing on a Game King, I suppose. This particular version was distributed by Premier Portfolio International, a UK based company seemingly engaged in the supply of overpriced crap for in-flight shopping catalogues and the like (although I got this one on eBay). The side of the box describes it as "fun for all ages" and claims "twelve arcade games in one", by the way, although that's the usage of the word "arcade" meaning "games that have never been anywhere near an arcade but they look like they sort of could have in a weird alternate version of the 90s".

Out of the box, the console now refers to itself as a "Classic Max Pocket", which is Jungletac's usual name for this line. As for the hardware, it's quite an unremarkable little design, sadly lacking in frills like a headphone port or TV out (other Jungletac handhelds do have them but it seems to be the distributor's choice whether to include them or not) but the d-pad is fine (if shiny; apologies for the fingerprints), the buttons are fine, and the screen is nice, as I will attempt to illustrate by taking a picture without the flash:

That's Jungle Soft's logo, by the way, Jungletac's name for their internal game development division; all the games here have a 2007 Jungle Soft copyright, although they have been known to outsource (particularly to Nice Code) so the games here may or may not be 100% their work - but I think they probably are. And those games are:

  1. Bubble Blaster - Just a Puzzloop clone. Or possibly a Zuma clone, which would make it a clone of a clone. Maybe you could even call it a Luxor clone if you like - there are just infinite onion layers of unoriginality where this game is concerned. Either way it's a fairly well-done implementation of the concept - the controls work nicely and it never feels like your balls are sticking in the wrong place like some of the lowlier clones, so no complaints here.
  2. Jewel Master - Columns clone! Actually judging from a few telltale elements (like the use of the word "Jewelry") it's probably a clone of Hwang Shinwei's unlicensed NES Columns clone Magic Jewelry (a common multicart staple back in the day). what is it with this thing and clones of clones? if it was still 2010 I might be inclined to use the word "cloneception" (but it isn't, so I won't (except just then))

  1. Night Wings - a horizontally scrolling shooter, pretty much like Scramble. Or exactly like Scramble, with better graphics and some irritating farty music.
  2. Space Castle - A Space Invaders clone. except there are some powerups and for some reason it's set in front of a rollercoaster.
  3. Move Fun - A Bejeweled-type game with a mouse, and some fruit, and the most generic name ever given to anything ever.
  4. Push the Box - Oh go on, guess. (it's a Sokoban clone)

  1. Hero Legend - Clone of Don Doko Don featuring someone who looks vaguely like Link. in red. This one suffers from some severe slowdown though, which is a shame.
  2. Win or Lose - Some kind of mad bastard Breakout where infinite balls just rain down at you from the top of the screen and you have to bat them away for points. Possibly an odd choice of name in that this is the only game in the system in which you can't win or lose, you always play for a fixed amount of time and just attempt to beat your high score.

  1. North Salvation - A Mr. Driller clone! Mr. Driller doesn't get cloned enough, honestly. This version is reframed as, I guess, someone digging in the Arctic for some reason, and instead of air capsules you have to collect heat capsules. Also all their efforts at disguising the game are kinda thwarted by the fact that they just went and put "Driller" at the top of the screen. Unfortunately it's waaayy too slow which kinda kills the fun of the original :(
  2. Mini Golf - pretty self-explanatory I think. mini golf game. it works.
  3. Hard Win - Another one of those names that tells you absolutely nothing about the game. Basically a stream of coloured balls come from a thing at the top, flow down a series of pipes and you have to move some pipes or flippers so they're sorted into the correct coloured jars. It's not as boring as I just made it sound.
  4. Gear Race - An overhead-view vertical racing game, sort of like Road Fighter except you can (and indeed should) just ram all the other drivers into the side of the road.

As per usual this also comes with a manual in a few different languages; the English version seems like it was written by at least two different people with wildly different levels of English proficiency, so Bubble Blaster has a nice coherent description in reasonable English and then Night Wings comes along with something like "This is continue to use the core game rule of the plane fire"

Anyway, I said I'd come back to the box, and here's why:

The back of the box has a selection of screenshots of the games' title screens, but some of the screenshots here actually contain considerably more detail than the versions displayed by the console. An easy one to compare is Space Castle since it's right there on the front; here's the box screenshot vs what it actually looks like:

This, coupled with the slowdown in a couple of the games, would seem to suggest they originally ran on more powerful hardware and have been ported down to whatever this thing runs; there are maybe five or more different variations of 16(ish) bit hardware used in Jungletac consoles, so presumably these screenshots show the original versions.

Also, like pretty much every Jungletac console, this thing holds a secret - hold down A and B when you turn the power on and you get this little self-test screen:

... So that's it! Not a bad little console really, although its selection of 12 games seems positively minimalist in comparison to later Chinese handhelds that come in closer to (and sometimes even above) the 100 mark. Which I'll have to cover at some point. And it'll take me ages. ;_;

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Famicom 198 in 1 & 218 in 1 multicarts

Posted by taizou at 2014-02-09 19:47:28 Famicom, Multicarts, Nice Code

Multicarts! For the Famicom! If you have any experience with these things, you no doubt know the perils of high stated game counts, where just about anything above a 50 in 1 is likely to contain repeats, and anything above 10 frankly could still be suspicious. But not anymore! A welcome trend coming out of China recently has been to release Famicom multicarts with game counts running up to the 100s that actually have the stated number of games on them! (more or less) And I have a couple of them here - let's start with this 198 in 1:

This one was released under the CoolBoy brand (酷孩); some previous carts (including other high-capacity multicarts and reissues of Waixing games) were released by a company called Fuzhou Coolboy Electronics Co., Ltd (福州酷哥电子有限公司) but the Chinese name is different (酷哥 kù gē rather than 酷孩 kù hái) and seemingly this is not the same outfit, because when you turn it on you see:

The menu credits "深圳市仁顺科技", Shenzhen Renshun Technology - a different company doing very similar things under a very similar brand. Presumably either they're connected somehow or one ripped off the other.

A piece of paper was included with the game list in Chinese, which is nice, if you can understand it:

for those of you who can't, here's the full game list in English, as it appears in the menu:

  1. CONTRA 1
  2. CONTRA 2
  3. CONTRA 3
  4. CONTRA 6
  5. CONTRA 7
  6. CONTRA 8
  7. KAGE
  8. FINAL MISSION
  9. DOUBLE DRAGON 1
  10. DOUBLE DRAGON 2
  11. DOUBLE DRAGON 3
  12. DOUBLE DRAGON 4
  13. CHIP & DALE 1
  14. CHIP & DALE 2
  15. CHIP & DALE 3
  16. ROBOCOP 1
  17. ROBOCOP 2
  18. ROBOCOP 3
  19. ROBOCOP 4
  20. TINY TOON 1
  21. TINY TOON 2
  22. TINY TOON 3
  23. NINJA GAIDEM 1
  24. NINJA GAIDEM 2
  25. NINJA GAIDEM 3
  26. HOT BLOOD WRESTLE
  27. HOT BLOOD STORY
  28. HOT BLOOD SOCCER 1
  29. HOT BLOOD MARCH
  30. ADVENTURE ISLAND
  31. ADVENTURE ISLAND 2
  32. ADVENTURE ISLAND 3
  33. ADVENTURE ISLAND 4
  34. NINJA TURTLES 1
  35. NINJA TURTLES 4
  36. STREET FIGHTER 201
  37. KICK MASTER
  38. MIGHTY FINAL FIGHT
  39. STREET FIGHTER
  40. MORTAL COMBAT 4
  41. ASTYANAX
  42. THREE EYES BOY
  43. SNOW BROS
  44. SPIDERMAN
  45. BATMAN
  46. KYUUKYOKU TIGER
  47. POWER RANGER
  48. GULF WAR
  49. BUBBLE BOBBLE 2
  50. DARKWING DUCK
  51. KERO KERO KEROPPI
  52. ARABIAN
  53. GUERILLA WAR
  54. DEAD FOX
  55. POWER BLADE 1
  56. ZIPPY RACE
  57. LUNAR BALL
  58. GALAXIAN
  59. MAHJONG 2
  60. TETRIS 2
  61. NAITOU
  62. TANK 90
  63. F1 RACE
  64. CHINESE CHESS
  65. SOCCER
  66. LODER RUNNER
  67. CIRCUS CHARLIE
  68. MACROSS
  69. SUPER MARIO
  70. EXCITE BIKE
  71. MACH RIDER
  72. ARKANOID
  73. LEGEND OF KAGE
  74. DR. MARIO
  75. TENNIS
  76. STAR FORCE
  77. 1942
  78. PINBALL
  79. SKY DESTROYER
  80. POPEYE
  81. MIGHTY BOMB JACK
  82. ROAD FIGHTER
  83. MUSCLE
  84. GALAGA
  85. ALADDIN 3
  86. ICE CLIMBER
  87. BOMBERMAN
  88. MAPPY
  89. HARRY POTTER
  90. TWIN BEE
  91. SPARTAN X
  92. PIKA CHU
  93. GRADIUS
  94. DONKEY KONG 1
  95. DONKEY KONG 2
  96. DONKEY KONG 3
  97. DONKEY KONG 4
  98. AQUARIUM
  99. ARENA
  100. AIR ALERT
  101. AWFUL RUSHING
  102. AIMLESS
  103. BURBLES
  104. BURROW EXPLORER
  105. BUG'S WAR
  106. BOMB KING
  107. BASEBALL NEW
  108. BUBBLE
  109. CANNONADE
  110. HITMOUSE
  111. COAST GUARD
  112. CUB ADVENTURE
  113. DEPTH BOMB
  114. DEVILDOM DOOM
  115. DIAMOND
  116. DUNE WAR
  117. FIREBASE
  118. FIRST DEFENDER
  119. FIVE DAYS
  120. FRANTIC MOUSE
  121. FRUIT DISH
  122. GALLAGANT
  123. GARDEN WAR
  124. GATE
  125. HALLIHOO
  126. HEXAPOD NEW
  127. HEXAPOD WAR
  128. LABYRINTH
  129. LUNARIAN
  130. MAD XMAS
  131. MOTOBOAT
  132. PANZER ATTACK
  133. POBBLE
  134. POLAR BAT
  135. RURALGOBLIN
  136. ROBOT
  137. SEASON GARDEN
  138. SHREW MOUSE
  139. SNOWBALL
  140. STAR FIGHTER
  141. STRAFE
  142. SMALL DINOSAUR
  143. SILENT HUNTER
  144. THE ARCHER
  145. TWIN CARDS
  146. UNDERSEA ARENA
  147. WARRIOR
  148. ABSCONDEE
  149. AETHER CRUISER
  150. AIM CRUISE
  151. P.O.W
  152. JUNGLE BOOK
  153. ABARENB
  154. ZOOM
  155. TOM AND JERRY
  156. AIR WOLF
  157. ALIEN 3
  158. SUPER SPY HUNTER
  159. SUPERMAN
  160. SWORD MASTER
  161. TAITO BASKETBALL
  162. ALL-PRO BASKETBAL
  163. SUMMER CARNIVAL'9
  164. INDIANA JONES
  165. RACE AMERICA
  166. BRUCE LEE 2
  167. BANANA PRINCE
  168. SHATTERHAND
  169. SAINT
  170. ROCKIN KATS
  171. JUUOUKI
  172. NINJA CAT
  173. GUNNAC
  174. IKARI 3
  175. PANIC RESTAURANT
  176. WHOMP'EM
  177. WOLVERINE
  178. THE LEGEND OF PRI
  179. TOP GUN
  180. TALESPIN
  181. SQUASHED
  182. NEWZEALAND STORY
  183. MISSION IMPOSSIBL
  184. MONSTER IN MY POC
  185. GUN DEC
  186. CONQUEST OF THE C
  187. MARIO 10
  188. MARIO 12
  189. MARIO 14
  190. WAR WOLF
  191. HOT BLOOD BASKETB
  192. HOT BLOOD ICE HOC
  193. HOT BLOOD NEW REC
  194. HOT BLOOD SOCCER
  195. HOT BLOOD VOLLEYB
  196. JACKAL
  197. LIFE FORCE
  198. RUSH'N ATTACK

The games listed in italics above are Chinese originals by the developer Nice Code Software; they're mostly fairly simple (their later games are better but sadly far less common) and I think most of them are dumped by now, but a couple of the more interesting ones that aren't (as far as I know) dumped are Season Garden and Zoom:

Season Garden is mostly your typical whack-a-mole game, Nice Code have certainly covered this territory before, but (as the name possibly implies) the seasons change and there are some cute touches like how the dude in the top left changes along with them.

Zoom is basically a fly-upwards-avoid-the-obstacles type of deal which later received a graphical overhaul and an extra "ing" in this VT03 version.

A few other things that aren't immediately obvious:

  • "Street Fighter" is inevitably the "Fighter Street VI 12 Peoples" version, which is one of the worse Street Fighter ports out there, but also the most common on multicarts :(
  • Super Mario Bros runs waaayy fast, I think too fast to even be the PAL version; it might be hacked somehow
  • Donkey Kong 4 is actually Donkey Kong Jr. Math; don't get your hopes up about it being the Hummer Team one or anything
  • "Pika Chu" is the Pokemon-themed Tetris game by Nice Code, also known as "Poke Tetris"
  • Harry Potter is the hack of Magic Carpet 1001 with really really really bad music
  • Gulf War is just the regular version of Silkworm
  • and Superman has had his copyright screwed around with:

(If there are any others listed you aren't sure about, post a comment!)

All in all, it's a pretty great compilation, really. Almost every Kunio game! Recca! Banana Prince (the German version, no less)! A nice combination of popular games and obscure stuff, plus a selection of Chinese originals (which, okay, is probably of more interest to me than most people). One thing I could fault it on is that they saw fit to include a bunch of Mario hacks but not Super Mario Bros 2 (either version) or 3, but still. It's a good cart!

Could it be improved, though? Someone certainly thought it could, because here we have:

The JF2181 218 in 1 Super Game! Basically the same cart again, but with twenty more games added to it. The manufacturers in this case are unknown - there's a big space where Renshun Technology's name used to be in the menu, so presumably it wasn't them, but other than that it's mysterious. And blue. And made of cheaper plastic.

I won't bother with a full game list this time as it's so similar to the cart above; a few have been rearranged as well as new games added, so the first 10 now looks like this:

  1. CONTRA 1
  2. JACKAL
  3. LIFE FORCE
  4. RUSH'N ATTACK
  5. TOP GUN
  6. WHOMP'EM
  7. KERO KERO KEROPPI 2
  8. PLEASANT GOAT
  9. ANGRY BIRDS 2
  10. SAINT

The new games here are all pretty interesting: we have Kero Kero Keroppi 2, actually the English fan translation (version 0.9, no less) of that game, "Angry Birds 2", an Angry Birds-themed hack of New Zealand Story, and... Pleasant Goat!

Yep, it's a hack of the German version of Banana Prince featuring the popular Chinese cartoon character. Of course it is. The new sprites are actually pretty cute; unfortunately they have slightly ruined the game by attempting to pull the standard hacker tactic of making it start on level 2-1 (to make it look less obviously like the original game), because it actually sends you back to level 2-1 every time you die, meaning you effectively have to complete the whole game in one life or reset and go back to the password screen each time. Which is a shame :( If it's ever dumped I'd quite like to hack the hack and try to fix it. Still, at least the original Banana Prince is on here too.

Everything from there on is the same as the 198 in 1 (aside from those games that were plucked out and moved to the first page), until you reach no. 202, where we find the remaining 17 extra games tacked onto the end:

  1. SILK WORM
  2. SD FIGHTER
  3. CHASE H.Q 2
  4. FERRARI
  5. TEMCO WORLD CUP S
  6. MARIO 16
  7. MARIO MISSING
  8. HOME ALONE 2
  9. MICKEY MOUSE 5
  10. DISNEY 2
  11. GOLF
  12. PACMAN
  13. JOUST
  14. NUTS AND MILK
  15. POOYAN
  16. BALLOON FIGHT
  17. KUNG FU

"Silk Worm" here is actually the untitled 2003 Iraq War-themed hack of that game (featuring George W. Bush, naturally); SD Fighter is just Mighty Final Fight again, Mickey Mouse 5 is Mickey's Adventures in Numberland, Disney 2 is Doki Doki Yuuenchi and everything else is what it says it is.

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Game King GM-222

Posted by taizou at 2014-02-08 18:49:05 Game King, Timetop

Here's something I picked up from China recently - brought to you by the fine people of Time Top/TimeTop/Timetop (hey they're just as inconsistent as me!), aka Guangzhou Daidaixing Tec. Electronics Co., Ltd., it's...

China's No.1 low-resolution interchangeable-cartridge handheld console, the Game King 2! (游戏王第二代) The newest model GM-222, to be precise - this seems to be the only one that's still in production, and games are much harder to find, but the fact that it's still in production at all is pretty impressive considering this is a 10 year old obscure Chinese console format; if it lasts another few years it'll even have outdone the Game Boy (which was more or less discontinued the same year the Game King was released).

On the back, aside from the usual shakily translated descriptions and warnings, you'll find the odd blood-dripping logo for the entire Game King line, which appears somewhere on pretty much all Game King products. There are also story briefs for the built-in games; in Chinese the first one ties in both Drifter and Miner into a single story, but for the English version they just slapped the Drifter one on there :(

On opening the box you're presented with the console and an overwhelming chemical smell (which I think comes from the cheap plastic tray more than the console itself).

Hiding under the console is a manual printed in about ten different languages (and depicting a console with a dragon design around the screen which the actual thing doesn't have); here's a sample of the English version: "When the player bumps against the stone, the player's vitality red cesby 1 grade; The player's vitality is 0 when bumps against other enemies, or fall into thedeep ditch,;And the player loses one life . ." - I can't vouch for the other languages but I can tell you the Spanish version goes as far as to translate the name of the console as "Rey de Juegos", which was nice of them.

So here's the console itself - earlier versions of the Game King were quite obviously based on the GBA and PSP, but since then Timetop has moved more towards original designs, and here they've come up with something.. certainly original, anyway. Despite being called a Gameking 2, this model doesn't have the frontlight (or fake colour backdrop) found in the previous PSP-lookalike Gameking 2, and instead reverts back to a non-lit screen in the style of the original Game Boys. Unfortunately this particular version also has four separate buttons posing as a D-pad, which isn't the greatest.

...And the back - not much to look at here. Takes 2 AAA batteries which I assume will last forever in this thing.

As you can see, the screen is very low-resolution, like an old mobile phone; every Game King comes with the same 3 built in games which I think have been reasonably well-documented elsewhere so I won't go into too much detail; basically Drifter is an Adventure Island clone (with Castlevania music), 2003 is a 1942 clone and Miner is a Bomberman clone. Originality isn't really their strong point. I have no idea who actually developed these games, whether Timetop did them in house or what, but they're reasonably well-done given the graphical limitations.

Anyway, that's it for the console, but I also have three multicarts for this thing, so more Game King to come!

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Welcome

Posted by taizou at 2014-02-08 00:28:47 Site news

Hi! Welcome to SuperMulti.org, a new blog/site/thing all about obscure gaming stuff from China and Taiwan. It's basically a continuation of my old site, Neo Fuji, but... new! MORE random blog posts, LESS aborted attempts to start features that never go anywhere I guess (but there probably will still be a few of those) an EQUALLY slapdash approach to punctuation and MAYBE more thinly veiled gay innuendo are just a few of the the things you have to look forward to here!

The name "Super Multi" is a reference to the sort of multicarts, all-in-one consoles and other various combinations and compilations that are common to this side of gaming - it also happens that that is the name of a type of DVD drive but I hope we can overcome that and learn to love each other (and anyway optical drives are dead so who cares).

MADE-UP NEVER ASKED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY ME (BECAUSE I AM TIRED AND IT'S EASIER TO WRITE THIS WAY)

  1. Who are you? And why are you doing this?

    My name (ie my throwaway pseudonym that somehow stuck for almost ten years) is taizou & I am some guy from the UK who has managed to accumulate a lot of this stuff and would like to document it publicly in some manner

  2. WHAT'S HAPPENING TO YOUR OLD SITES THOUGH

    They're both staying online; I'll eventually move Neo Fuji to a subdomain of this site and keep it as an archive, and I'll probably keep Handheld Underground active for GB ROM releases and stuff since I think it's quite useful to have a separate outlet for that, but other handheld-related posts will come here instead.

  3. NO I MEANT THAT ONE

    oh man we don't talk about that one anymore

  4. Wouldn't it be nice if you had some kind of inter-connected database of all this stuff though rather than just throwaway blog posts?

    YES. Working on it. But it's quite a big job so don't hold your breath.

  5. PLEASE CLARIFY WHAT YOU MEAN BY "OBSCURE GAMING STUFF FROM CHINA AND TAIWAN" THANK YOU

    Well I envisage the scope of this site roughly being

    • Unlicensed games for the Game Boy (Color), Game Boy Advance, Famicom/NES, Mega Drive & maybe SNES

    • Clones of said consoles

    • Pirate stuff for said consoles

    • Original Chinese & Taiwanese consoles & handhelds and their games

    • Plug & play consoles

    • The developers, publishers and hardware manufacturers behind all of the above

    I will probably not cover (due to a lack of personal interest):

    • PC games (unless they're related to something else I'm covering)

    • Atari 2600 stuff

    • PROBABLY not arcade games either

    But any of that is subject to change on my own random ass whims - given that NeoFuji started out life as a site about Japanese PS2 budget games, anything can happen

  6. Is it supposed to be Super Multi, SuperMulti, or supermulti? And is the .org part of the name or not?

    Yes

  7. Will this just fizzle out and go nowhere though?

    No! Probably not. I hope not.

  8. I am a real person, can I ask you more questions

    Yes! Perhaps ill-advisedly I've opened up yet another line of communication on ask.fm here and you can feel free to ask me whatever the hell you like, whether you want to pick my brains about these games or ask me an intrusive personal question that I probably won't answer. You can also tweet at me or comment on this post or even send me an e-mail if you want.

~ taizou - 2014-02-08 (year of the hummer)

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