Mar 31, 2010

Let's Play Super Contra 7/8 (NES Pirate)

First of all, I do apologize for the sidebar being screwed up. I have absolutely no idea HOW did it get to the bottom of the page. I have to fix that thing.
Edit: Guess what, if you don't close DIV tags in HTML, your page totally screws up. XD
Anyways, here is the LP of SC7!
Newsflash: Sonic Adventure 7 and Aladdin are all recorded, next is SM3S.




Mar 29, 2010

Coming up.

Ola reader, SpaceNinja here. Announcing what's coming:

- Commentary Super Contra 7 playthrough
- Commentary Aladdin [Hummer team] playthrough
- Commentary Sonic Adventure 7 playthrough
- Commentary Super Mario 3 Special playthrough
- Commentary Pokémon Adventure playthrough

Get ready...

Mar 25, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Prince of Persia Review (English subtitles)

Crash Nicker's yet another translation. But this time, I'm going to annoy him with editing his editorial. XD

DAMN, WHEN I GOTTA STOP MAKING THESE VIDEOS? (Never.) Yeah, I promised that the video with Yel'kin will be a checkpoint one, but, as you see, I'm just too unexperienced to make the gameplay videos right now, especially commented ones, but who cares. I will. (Especially with your microphone's sound quality.)


Alright, my TENTH translation overall. And the THIRD translation this week. (Crazy.) Yeeeah, I'm mad. (No. You're crazy.) But, nevertheless, I clearly know why do I make 'em:
1) channel expansion (hence that, more views) (More women?)
2) training my skills in English (planning to go abroad... but who knows if I will)
3) historical value (LAWL) (Tesco Value)
4) just for fun (both mine and yours) (DCE slogan?)

Today, Suponev gets his hands over the NES port of Prince of Persia. He loves this game, as you may hear it from his words, and... I'll share my love with him, even if I haven't played PoP in my childhood. (What kind of sick fuck person you are?) Yeah, it may be butchered in contrast to the PC original, but you know what? The gameplay is nearly the same as PCs. The controls are easier to master, though.

Somewhat offtopic. I DO NOT LIKE TENGEN'S MEGADRIVE VERSION. In contrast to both PC and NES. Just for one reason: CONTROLS. Yeah. Now it's really hard to make a little step forward, because it doesn't performed with only one button anymore. Apart from that, the visuals as well as music is a great addition for this thingie... oh well.

Enjoy. Expect more genre variety on the channel from my hardworking lazy ass... to be continued. (Hardworking lazy he said. Can you even follow his thinking?)



The Ninja's word: Again, my problem is with the in-depth of the review. It is okay, yeah, but I cannot get over the fact he didn't really show much. But then again, it never meant to be in-depth. So, do I like this review? Yes. But it's - like everything - not perfect. Suponev still did an okay job at introducing the game. However, if you die, you start at the back of the level, and NOT at the point where you just died. Just how the fuck would you appear back alive at the spikes?
The Nicker's word: <__<. (This is my place. Not yours. Bye-bye. XD)

Mar 23, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Steepler Shop from ep. 4 (English subtitles)

Crash Nicker's latest trans.

Editorial:
This is gonna be a checkpoint among all my videos. I'm going to do netplays, gameplay vids etc after I post this one, but... the project still lives.

Alright... Meet Alexander Yel'kin. He was the head of the Steepler's brand shop once... THE PRIMARY BRAND SHOP, lemmie tell ya, If you need EXACT locations, then lemmie bring you the address: Petrovka St, 12. More boring info on Dendy shops in nutshell: the most imporatnat dealers of Steepler were situated in Moscow, Kiev (yet it was Ukraine, not Russia), Nishniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Alma-Ata, Magnitogorsk, Kemerovo, Belgorog and Yekaterinburg, And I haven't mentioned all of them yet!

Also, look at Yel'kin himself. Yeah, it's funny to see a guy that looks like Yuriy Shevchuk from DDT chewing bubblegum, yet, he's nice. At least, nicer that geeky guy from the previous video... LAWL. By the way. There was ONE MORE Alex Yel'kin workin at Dendy. This time, in Kaluga. Recently, that man was (or is) a manager of an enterprise named 'Mir Barby' (World of Barbie). Ho-hum. Steepler is the first step to the more (or less) serious business, yeah?

Nevertheless... Here you get it. The CHECKPOINT VIDEO. So... Give comments, please. It was interesting anyway, wasn't it?



The Ninja's word: I kinda doubt Yel'kin actually played everything, somehow I feel he was acting a little bit. If he did, well, he did a good job, if not, then this guy rules. Thend.

Mar 22, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Steepler Shop from ep. 3 (English subtitles)

Crash Nicker's latest translation.

Editorial:
To be honest, I have no emotions on releasing this one after a long hiatus, but yet I'm glad that my channel gets an update (as well as PGC). Yay! And, to notice a typo that I made during the translation... Yeah, the moment when the boy was talking about the 'second floor stuffed with hyperexpensive console' is meant to be... the first. Yup. In Russian-speaking countries, the number of floors in the building starts from the first level (not counting underground floors), while in Engilsh, it starts from the second. I.e. 'first floor' is 'ground floor' and 'second floor' is 'first floor'. That's it.

Okay, Suponev making interviews again. This time...
00:46 A bunch of kids who already has their Dendies. Boy #1 actually mentions that he doesn't have a Dendy console but rather another one 'from China with love' (Subor? Lika?) but still wants to buy a cartridge for his own 'pet' d:P. All I gotta say is... that console is PROBABLY not so called 'Rambo' that was in posession of some kids in those time. I dunno what it EXACTLY is, yet I've seen the photo of it. Also, notice that they ALL wanna get SEGA MegaDrive II. Yeah, I'm really sorry that NES had few strategy (especially real-time) games or something that SEGA actually stands with out the other consoles...
02:15 Basically, IT IS AN INTERESTING PART. Sergei interviews a granny who's going to buy a Dendy to his grandson. It's clear that grandma doesn't understand every wonder of the modern world... And she doesn't understand anything in gaming. Well, yeah, that's only the rise of gaming in ex-USSR, what could you expect?
03:19 Oh, I know that such nerds may take the managing post, but HELL, wy didwa pwut him twere? Just look at him. And listen to the way he speaks. No comment on this guy, Alex Yelkin whom I gonna cover in my next video is a more charismatic guy. Also, notice those 'registration cards' that I have mebtioned in my previous (and first) Steepler brand shop video. Piracy never was so 1337, lemmie tell you. And it still has the curtain of 'legalization' in our countries...


The Ninja's word: The huge difference. The memories. The price, being a huge step up between 8 and 16 bit. Since SNES and SMD were not really pirated, they costed a lot more than Dendys and Famiclones did. Everyone would wanted a SEGA back then. Not all got it. Neither did I. This is an interesting point of view in the second half. After kids come an old woman. Man, I imagined her buying a Genesis for his grandson, who's 29 now if he was 14 in 1994...
And the geek manager. Like "send back and get free catalog of stuff you will don't buy", hahaha.

Mar 19, 2010

The big Sintax post

Sintax. If you don't know who they were (or are, we could never know!), this was another company that was targeting Gameboy piracy, mainly GBC stuff. But let's take a look at some info I gathered together on the RX Community (link on the right, go and visit please). Let's see:

First of all. There is a game named Super Sonik II. Boxart time, courtesy of Barver (translator of the Genesis pirate Barver Battle Saga!):

Well, let's take a look at the front boxart. Looks like it's from one of the newer games. "ACT"? That's the description of the game there, they always put a three (or sometimes two, or four) letter in the upper left corner, like RPG, or ARPG - so genre is there. Proof that it's from Sintax? Read the upper right corner. ST-040907SC. Wait wait WAIT!!! That could mean that it was published on 7 September, 2004? Or 4 September, 2007? Or 9 April 2007?! I rather say it's from 2004... And the name of the game. SONIK. Wait, we're going to go deeper, this ain't high-shit Engrish compared to later titles. This is going to be a long ass post, so stick around with me.

Let me quote Barver now, he has this game:
"I only played a bit of it today before getting annoyed to death. One major problem, this doesn't play like a Sonic game at all. All characters instead walk like snails. You can jump, and pressing B does a fireball attack. Tails can't even fly, he just shoots a fireball like everyone else. The music is annoying as usual. Throughout most of the game it seems to completely fade out due to attacking enemies. And that's also one of the worst things about this game, because when you hit an enemy it always lets out this very high pitched sound that grates your ears :nono: The same sound seems to randomly play within the music, though I can't tell if that's possibly because I'm near an enemy or if there's another reason. I only got up to the 2nd level, but from what I played the first level was some Volcano that you start on outside then start going underground. 2ND level was something I couldn't distinguish, but I found a door (which in fact happened to be ripped from the castles in Super Mario World on SNES) that lead to another area that I assume wasn't part of the level. Some lame ass toy land. Needless to say that no environments in this game bear any similarity to anything from the Sonic series. One thing I noticed is the back of the box shows rings. In game though those are instead stars. An earlier version on the box? :lol:
I just played the game with Knuckles, who turns out to be the strongest character, since he kills any enemy in one shot, so no more of that annoying ear grating sound. Unfortunately this led me to find the game only has 4 short levels! After that it's a fight with some odd thing with an eggman head and then a picture of Tails comes up that says END. The game only has three songs too: title screen, level, and one thing that's just the same sound repeating over and over. Sounds like a guy fapping off :P"

This describes the game very much. Sonic cannot spindash, Tails cannot fly, instead they go spitting fireballs. GENIUS. About the other area. That REALLY reminds me of the Chinese named Super Donkey Kong pirate. (Ninja you lost your memory lol...) Wait I know, Xiang Jiao Chuan. But still. This seems very Mario-ish to me. Even more than I thought. Let me move on and quote the others from Barver's topic, cause this is just the START.

Barver again:
"BTW the back of the box has Sintax's website (www.st168.net). Of course it's dead now, but through archive.org you can get a glimpse of it. Funny message on the site: "Sintax, the bridge to China, what? you want to know, All in the TV game and controlled in your hand" Even they doubt themselves :lol:"

See, I told you. VERY Engrish. But moving on. The bridge to posts, what? You want to know, All in the post and read in your eye.

Barver post #3:
"Anybody else checking out Sintax's page through archive.org? Lots of interesting stuff I never knew existed, including Castlevania DX and Lion King 2 for GB. They also show that Crash Bandicoot game that 64scener has for GBA up on YouTube.

Posted Image

They also used to have another website called sintaxtech.com that shows this.
Very confusing since it's supposed to be a GBA game, and even the box says advanced. And yes, Sonik II has Yong Yong's quality :P All the character sprites appear ripped from Sonic Advance, but Tails for some reason looks like they just copied him, resulting in a goofy sprite. BTW is Sintax confirmed to just be the publisher while Yong Yong are usually the developers of games with their markings? Oh yeah, and one of the last working webpages of Sintax says that they had produced up to 34 GB/C games up to that point. So no doubt there's lots out there we haven't seen yet."

Okay, let's see. Castlevania pirate. That is a first. Not even Shenzhen Nanjing Technology and Waixing, the biggest NES pirate companies tried to make a CV pirate. Woah. Lion King. This is basically pirated on EVERY platform. Let me list it to ya: Super Game/Gamtec's Lion King, Dragon Co's HORRIBLE Lion King 3 - Timon & Pumba, the same game reboosted into Lion King 5 - this is one game I have yet to beat! - and I guess a 1995 version of Lion King; the Genesis has Lion King 2 and 3, the SNES got no LK pirates - even though it could have been ported onto it just like Pocket Monster games... - neither the GB. And then BAM, comes in Sintax with Lion King 2.
Then, there's that Crash Bandicoot pirate. You know, I never thought HE will get pirated. And it says it's from 2003. Hm, how long could have been they working. Up to 2006-7?
And Barver's idea of Sintax being Yong Yong's retailers... ugh. YY are literally the bottom barrel of the GB piracy. Not even Sachen could make worse games. Not even VFame - they are rather pirate kings on the handheld... - or Gowin - whose games are STILL not dumped properly goddamnit. 34 GB/C games. Hoho, wait, we're going even further.

Barver post #4: "Castlevania R Castlevania DX (possibly same game as above, not too sure) 2003 Crash II Advance Lion King III Final Fantasy Lord of the Rings (description says that it's a Castlevnia-ish game, possibly just the same thing as one of the above) Harry Boy (and this could be that Harry Potter game you can view on YouTube, the one that steals Metal Slug graphics) Eraq(sp) War 2001 Lots of others from series I don't recognize. I did see one I believe might be Metal Slug, which leads me to thinking they possibly repackage some of their old games with new characters i.e Lord of the Rings comes from one of their Castlevania games, Harry Boy comes from the Metal Slug etc.. I've yet to find any reference to Super Sonik II yet, wonder when this was made."

I answered your question man. I might be wrong, but who knows! Eraq War 2001 - seems very Metal Slug re (or pre???)-release to me. Also, I can see that this means they are re-re-rehacking their old games with newer characters (good luck stealing sprites?) and rerelease them as new games. Pff.

Next quote from codeman38, who even provided some extra images and info. Thank you! :)
"Castlevania DX has actually been dumped, believe it or not - it's available on PlanetEmu under the peculiar title "Castlevania EMO Demo". It mentions Sintax' website in the opening credits, so there's no mistaking it at all.
[Edit: Oh, this is interesting. The ROM header for Castlevania DX, aside from identifying the game as "EMO -by WS", also contains references to Sonic in the header. And elsewhere in the ROM, there are references to the Gamtec patcher which has been referenced in SKOB's ROMs as well. Oh, and viewed in a tile editor, there are Digimon graphics!]"

Okay, let's see. EMO.
NOT THAT EMO DAMNIT!!!
I don't get the name. Why EMO. Also, Sintax is mentioned, but then comes in SKOB and GAMTEC. What the hell! And how come Sonic AND Digimon graphics into the picture? This is very, very confusing. What could this mean? They probably used some of the graphics - or the engine - into C.DX? But how comes Gamtec into game? I don't know. And it's still not over yet...

After these posts, I posted this:
Let me get this straight... so. They ripped off Mario more than Yong Yong, used Digimon graphics, re-released several games with minor changes, have ties to VFame and SKOB...

Codeman replied:
"Still not entirely sure about VFame, as we don't know what precisely Sintax' Crash Bandicoot game is. (I seriously doubt it's the same one, as the one 64scener posted is most definitely a GBA game, but this one only pretends to be.) But SKOB, I'm pretty certain they do have ties to-- and there's some sort of vague connection with Gamtec for both Sintax and SKOB."

But Gamtec was NES and Genesis pirates!!! Seems like GB/C too. And SNES also, see ports of Pocket Monster. And after this reply he wrote a lot more interesting one. Gentlemen, we're heading towards batshit Engrishness. Gonna comment each and every game. Also, uploading pics and copying the storyline, so if the pages don't load you'll see everything.

"Some rather interesting Sintax games found via a site-wide search on the Internet Archive. There's plenty more where these came from, but these are the ones that caught my eyes: 2003 Digimon Fighter Fighted. Perhaps where the graphics in the Castlevania ROM came from?


2003 digimon fighter
ACT
Jaror, Tai’s sister, is captured and taken to digital world by unknown digital spirits…. Seven years ago, Chocolate Monster disappeared at flower field in summer and now Chocolate Monster, corrupts owing to loneness, are keeping conveying the captured girls back to the digital world where he turn back time to their childhood to find seven years ago’ Walets

What the fuck! Now what kind of game could THIS be? And how can they mistype a goddamn word? I know, D and R are next to each other, but COME ON. This is just plain lame! Chocolate Monster - this definitely reminds me of Lollipops' storyline from Action 52... :P

Digital Drachen. Wait, they made games in German too?! Another possible source for the Digimon graphics. Curious which of the many Digimon pirates on Game Boy this might be.


Digital Drachen
AVG
Bica can’t help rushing towards his sister and embracing her after his overcoming all difficulties one by one.... Suddenly, his sister turned into smoke and vanished. What challenges will Bica face?...The secret passages and the unpredictable traps may deprive your life at any moment. Anyway, treasures can help to enhance power and thus increase the possibility of success.

Digital Drachen. Seven? Digimon 7... hm, there are two, or THREE Yong Yong Digimon pirates. I've seen two GBC pirates, which were ported to the NES by Waixing as Digital Dragon (aka Digital Monsters 4, YUCK) and by SNT as Shu Ma Zhan Dui II (1. My mind has been fucked by that goddamn annoying music which totally reminds me of some classical music, 2. One Digimon at L99 kills everything, 3. That game sucks.). Next...

True Thre Kingdoms! Not that we needed any proof that this was Sintax' work, as 64scener has a physical copy of that one. :) And they made a sequel too (it's also dumped, incidentally, as Shin San Guo Shi 2).



Ture Three kingdoms
ACT
There are numerous games on the background of Three kingdoms story, but few of them is GB. Players are looking forward to GB on the background of three kingdoms.TrueThreeKingdoms centers on Liubei’s visit to Zhu Geliang three times, the brillant military consultant’ s hub and attempting to persuade him to be his army adviser

Ture Thre Kingdoms. Isn't the ported to the NES by SNT? That is another one I CANNOT BEAT CAUSE I STUCK AAAAA!!! And LOL at Engrish. Sequel's intro... no pic this time :\


TRUE THREE KINGDOMS Ⅱ
ACT
The totally new fighting system: the increase of capability of attack and defense, replenishment of HP, preternatural skill of summoning magical stone, and magnificent fighting scene. All these show the super power of Guanyu and Zhaoyun, and allow players to rewrite the history before the Chibi war

Space Baby. Wasn't there some pirate ROM that had graphics of Lilo & Stitch? I swear there was-- either Harry Potter or Ice Age, I'll have to check. Because this would be the source of those graphics. And we have another name for the company-- "Saturn Technology". Wish I could see the screenshots better.


Space Baby
AVG
As a product of an illegal experiment,Stitch is a perilous creature that flees away from exile area by spasecraft to the earth. In order to conceal his real face, he turn himself into a dog and become Lio’ s pet. Meanwile, the aliens find out what have happened and dispatch policemen to pursue him.On the other hand, Stitch learn from Lio to be considerate and of care which are exclusive in his program. Can Stitch and Lio stay together?

Lio. LOL. At least this kinda reminds me of the original animated movie! Wait what? Saturn Technology? Is this ANOTHER company? Or another alias? Boy, boy, boy, this is getting somewhere.

Pocket Monster Carbuncle! Hey, that description sounds awfully familiar... Xiaozhi? Improbity badge? Magic babies? This is WhiteLionness' Pokemon Sap(p)hire game! Even as blurry as the screenshots are, it's pretty obvious. And this one's under the Saturn Tech brand as well. So now we know who made it!


Pocket Monster
ACT
After winning the long-time lost improbity badge, the Rocket Brigade barbarically destroyed the peace of magic baby’s world and crazily loot previous Magic Babies. Being aware of this, Xiaozhi and his pals decided to stop their devilry but failed and being imprisoned




Maybe this is the game we're talking about? Oh by the way, this is WhiteLionness' ending.

Apparently it's also called
Digimom Sapphii-- wow, these guys can't even misspell consistently. :P

Digimom Sapphii
ACT
After winning the long-time lost improbity badge, the Rocket Brigade barbarically destroyed the peace of magic baby’s world and crazily loot previous Magic Babies. Being aware of this, Xiaozhi and his pals decided to stop their devilry but failed and being imprisoned

This is absolutely ridiculous. Rocket Brigade is NOT in Digimon, or sorry, DIGIMOM. (Digipop and Digimom. XD) Magic Babies. XD LOL, let's rather move on.

And apparently they made
a sequel to that one as well, with an even more hilariously Chinglish description.

DIGIMON CRYSTAL Ⅱ
SLG
After obtaining the long lost Evil Badge, Yichengsi began to spoil the peace of the Digital Baby’s world at its will and loot the valuable Digital Babies. Having learned Yichengsi’s rascality, Dafu, among others, planned to stop him, but were captured and imprisoned, instead. Batula has lost the track of Dafu and determined to find its lost master and free the Placket Monsters that have been captured by Yichengsi. Batula decides to set off along with its companions, while they are confronted one problem after another on their way. Can they overcome all the difficulties without any harm this time?

Digital Baby and Placket Monsters. What's the point? XDXD

Ice Age II. Yep, those of y'all who needed proof that this game was by Sintax? There you have it. Apparently it was even released in English, though that version isn't dumped. And wow, that description has absolutely nothing to do with the actual game!

Actually, looking even further at that ROM's graphics... oh, wow, it's like a motherlode of Sintax-ness. Aside from the Lilo & Stitch graphics, I've found: * Both the Spider-Man logo and several intro-story screens related to Spider-Man. * Graphics from the intro to Harry Potter (the one that has Lemmings music and Metal Slug backgrounds). * Graphical text reading "Stage 2: Tartoine" (sic), with what appears to be a graphic of the Death Star. (Edit: It's just the planet. There's also graphics for Kamino-- or, as Sintax spelled it, "Kanomi".) * One full-screen illustration that appears to be of Little TaiChi.

Ice Age Ⅱ
ACT
When the Sward Tiger attacks the inhabited area of humans, a human mother jumped off the waterfall to save her son and struggled hard to swim toward the bank. She came across Tree Otter and Mammoth. The mother pushed the child onto the bank and then lost her strength and was washed away by theWave. Seeing that the child has lost his only kin, the Tree Otter and Mammoth decided to bring him back to the human. The Sword Tiger also follows them to grab the child. Therefore, they begin a thrilling adventure on the ice land

Yes, this has actually no sense and no relation towards the movie. Several things thrown together as you can see.

Star War Episode II: Battle among Cloned Humans, Spider-Man, Little TaiChi, Lord of the Rings. I'm curious what these games actually are, because the descriptions don't tell me a thing about the actual game play. :)


star war episode
ACT
Greatening of fortune and power from commendable to frightful give birth to crafty mind. The Silver kingdom is under disorder and unstableness. Anergene, a universe warrior, is responsible for guarding empress Amedera until she returns to Hunebo star safe. Will they explore evil force’s plot? Will they fall in love? All of these are critical to Silver Republic; Star war may break out at any moment…

Silver Republic, Anergene, Amedera... I don't get it. Is it some sort of mistranslation or they just fucked up the names? Also: STAR WAR. Missing a letter there... :P


spiderman
ACT
Peter pike originally was a normal high school student. However, after bit by a radicalized spider, he gets all kinds of supernatural power: walking on the wall and ceiling, projecting net from wrist etc. At first Peter just make small money with these supernatural power. But after bad person murdered his affectionate uncle, he swears to fight against criminals with his supernatural powers…

Peter PIKE. XD Radicalized. XD Bad person... aaaaaaa... XD!!! Next!


Little TaiJi
AVG
Little Taichi,BigDragon and Kinwei become close friend accidentally.Led by Little Taichi,they can travel in time space, however, stumbled on the trick of the king of virus: Create computer virus to make pain and sufferings,even go to the myth world that stir up time immemorial of the key prouct,and all tend away,combine the history person to away in the every locality.Brave of Little Taichi is with the Big Dragon when they decide to cross the time space go to rescue immemorial the disrupt myth.....

This is one game I don't know. Seems Engrish still. XD


LORD OF THE RINGS
A.RPG
A long long time ago, Sulen forges a number of powerful magic rings with the technique combining metallurgy and magic. However, he forges one more magic ring, the most powerful one, to rule and restrain other magic rings’s magic and establish a evil kingdom with great influence. Bajins, not knowing the situation, resumes the critical responsibility of saving the world and both the evil side and righteous side trying to make him become one of them

New Game Color. Typical pirated scam text. Sulen? Bajins? Did I miss something?

Crystal Age. Not only am I curious about what this game actually is, but... Benco Technology? They have another name?!"


Crystal Age
RPG
The four leading roles have been ordered by the king to search the claws of Heaven-Dragon, the eyes of the Fire-Dragon, the teeth of the Ice-Dragon and the horns of the Saint-Dragon. Their journey is full of dangers. Will the four leading roles fulfill their task peacefully? What are waiting for them?

No idea what this could be. Now after all this, Barver found something:
"I found out recently that Zuke Hero 3 is from Sintax, which does seem to further indicate that they might be V Fame, which in turn might suggest Sintax, Yong Yong and V Fame are all the same company?o_O"

Highly doubt it, V Fame rules, Sintax is average, Yong Yong is ass.
Then, I said: I hope you don't tie Gowin into this whole story, but their games aren't emulated properly or dumped yet.

Now came Taizou into picture:
"Oh I could definitely tie Gowin into this, and Waixing too. kinda. There are V.Fame multicarts with Gowin's earlier (mono) games on them, but Gowin's later (colour) games are pretty different from their earlier ones, to the extent that they seem to be were developed by different people. So my guess would be that the dev team that made Gowin's earlier games decided to go it alone and formed V.Fame, and Gowin hired some other people later on to make GBC stuffs. As for Waixing... well I've seen a Gowin game, complete with original looking Gowin packaging and manual and stuff, in a yellow Waixing GB cart, so uh yeah. That's my tenuous connection that might just have been a factory mixup. o_o But I wonder if Gowin was involved with Waixing's GB games? (it'd probably help if I'd ever played a Waixing GB game, I suppose) Zook Hero 3 though, I dunno. looking at those screenshots from Sky League, doesn't it seem ... lower quality than V.Fame's usual work? Maybe it's just me, but even before Barver said it was by Sintax, I always kinda suspected it wasn't actually V.Fame's doing. I wonder if Sintax just ripped off the name and made their own unofficial sequel? They are pirates, after all, that's what they do. That said, it wouldn't surprise me if V.Fame (or Gamtec or SKOB, or some other part of this whole clusterfuck) actually did work with Sintax (or BBD) at one point or another, but they're almost certainly not the same company. And I don't think Yong Yong was involved either. I mean, Sintax's games are bad, but they're not Yong Yong bad."

So yeah. Waixing might be behind a few things... or they just are publishers. After all, they never went outside the NES, and neither did SNT - OR DO THEY. I mean, there is NJ080, Cave Story. Goddamn it, I found that on GBC. WTH!!!

And now, for Codeman's additional package I got from him. Ice Age findings!


These are Harry Potter findings in the game. You can clearly see it. Especially on picture 02.


And these are Star Wars findings. Wait, we got more.


Say hello to Spiderman in the ROM!


...as well as to Stitch!


And this is Little Taichi.

See? There are FIVE games' leftovers! This means that Ice Age must have came after this five.
Here are the ROM addresses of the pictures as well for Ice Age.

Filename ROM Addr
---------- --------
potter1 64330
potter2 65a80
potter3 719e0
spiderman1 560a
spiderman2 31870
spiderman3 549bb
starwars1 140542
starwars2 1004c2
stitch1 124152
stitch2 126672
taichi1 51c4f
taichi2 1bf061

Phew. This is a very long post. And I bet this is going to be updated a lot.

Mar 12, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Who? What? Where? from ep. 2 (English subtitles)

Crash Nicker's latest translation! (Y) D:

Editorial:
Yeeeeaaaah, I did those 9 minutes at last!!... I feel that this translation would bring me more harm than good because I sit just a BIT TOO MUCH. That translation took me somewhere around 3 or 4 hoirs to do, so... RESPECT THE VALUE OF THIS VIDEO! If you won't, I may be laid off my notebook for a really long time. Rawr.

Okay, so as you noticed, this is the longest video I've done so far. Yet I fixed everything that I threat like a typo, I give no warranty (yet again) that there would be NO GRAMMATIC TENSE ERRORS. And added a Sorec Video's commercial (Sorec Video is the company that helped Steepler to organize the show) as bonus... And, lemmie remind you, 4 hours of my life are gone only for that stupid video. But struggle is worth its' own prize, isn't it?

Okay, this time Sergei Suponev, Dennis Panov and A NEW FACE - a somewhat punky-looking guy with curly hair named Alex (dunno his family name, even if I watched most of the episodes) - will uncover the tricks of Golden Axe III (MD), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (MD), Mickey Mouse 3 aka Kidklown in the States (NES) and, finally, Tiny Toon Adventures (NES). I won't make a comment on this vid for now because:
1) it's just too long to comment on;
2) I'm damn tired after this trans;
3) this video carries mostly a nostalgic/historical value, so...

FEEDBACK!

No more translation this week, I swear... but I promise: I'll give you an interview with Alex Yel'kin ASAP. No guarantee that I will do it next week, but I'll keep my promise after all!


The Ninja's word: Well, this was a nice video, although a few secrets are not really secrets. Golden Axe 3 guy does a double call, then we move onto Sasha and Dennis. I still think Dennis is a bit more experienced in games than Sasha. Also, I have a feeling that those games are prerecorded and played on the TV via a video. Or it is severely edited. Also, how can a FC and a Genesis get hooked on the TV at the same time without doing some cable work? I might sound silly, but this is very weird. The ad at the end made me LOL.

Top Fighter 2000 MKVII review

TOP FIGHTER 2000 MKVII

Developer: possibly Gamtec
Platform: Sega MegaDrive
Year of release: unknown

Everyone tells that most of the "M.U.G.E.N. full games" are crap... well, even being a M.U.G.E.N. fighter myself, I'll tell you that that's true. I've seen loads of amateurs' "full games" which are actually stupid mishmashes of various Capcom, SNK and anime chars that have been put ONLINE as completely new games... But the victim of our today's review is a complete pile of crap. Even more rusty than M.U.G.E.N. "1000000-in-1" collabs. This is Top Fighter 2000 MKVII.

Okay. Why MK? It definetly has nothing to do with Mortal Kombat at all... and, if we have MKVII as well as MK5, where's MK6 then? Well, whatever. Let's get deeper into the game.To be honest, out of Gamtec's MD fighting games, Top Fighter 2000 has the sweetest amount of gameplay elements, but still sucks.

Wanna know why?

- Super moves (one per character) and three-tiered gauge for them;
- Faster speed of walking compared to Tekken games;
- Two original characters, which were drawn very nicely, by the way;
BUT
- Really bad hit detection;
- The same jumping physics a-la Street Fighter One (whoo!);
- Lack of proper endings (Oh well. Struggle for 5 hours to get a stupid CONGRATULATION screen that flashes for five seconds. Worthless.);
- Cheap, really cheap AI that pulls out all the specials and supers with ease... while you struggle to pull them out on your part because of the...
- Crappy controlling.
- And, as a matter of fact, the lack of feeling that YOU HIT and IT HITS THE OPPONENT. But that's the crappy engine; could you expect anything else from it?

The roster consists of more or less known celebrities of fighting game industry... as well as sports. Seriously! You throught that the availability of Bobby Ologun in Power Instinct Matrimelee-2 was too drastic for the series? Try MKVII's Muhhamad Ali version then! Think that putting Shaq O'Neill into a fighting game is just too weird? Pick Michael JODEN and see what's even more weird. Thankfully, they're all drawn as great as Rock, Terry and Kim brothers in GBC version of Garou, so they already have a potential of hitting a King of Fighters dream match game if they have more fluid animations... but hey, their moves are just weird. No, not THEIR actually, but HIS. That Michael JODEN thing. I guess that Gamtec have played Chaos in Windy City before, because JODEN has a special where he launches a basketball... and an MK3-inspired move where a flaming ball flies up from the ground (do you remember Shang Tsung having a similar move?).

Ali is just damn good. Nuff said. Seriously, did you ever had an idea to mix Balrog [boxer] and Sagat?

The rest of the chars has been cheaply ripped from other games. Cyclops and Ryu - MvC series, Ryo, Kyo and Geese - King of Fighters and Fatal Fury games, Goku (in his... Shin form) - Dragon Ball Z. All crappily animated. No need to say more I guess. And - OH - the intro. Please, don't watch it if you don't want to LOL your lungs off, okay?

Now, lemmie tell you how does your regular MKVII match look like. You pick a character and ROUND 1 title shows on the screen. Opponent makes the first attack and you desperatedly try to launch a fireball or something just to knock him down. Finally, you do a special, but: 1) it doesn't hit your enemy; 2) he does a counter attack on you. With success, lemmie tell you. And, to make a final blow on your nerves, he performs a SUPER MOVE, while you don't have at least one tier of the gauge full and... you dunno how to do that. His attempt to crush you becomes successful... as usual. Result? Owned. Even at the easiest difficulty. Now tell me, is there any need to play this when you already know that you'll be dissappointed?

And, as required, the remaining things of this game.

Controls. Like any NES or NGPC fighting game, this game exploits 2 BUTTONS ONLY... while your usual MD pad has 3 or even 6. Need any comments? If you need, well... THAT'S CHEAP. How lazy of you, Gamtec.
Music. I heard those blimps and drums somewhere... Seriously. Just a bunch of random MIDIs reconverted to MD format. Nuff said.
Sounds. Same situation as music.
Replayability. Guess if it's here. If you can't, read the article from the beginning, don't just stare at the very end of it.

BOTTOM LINE:
Basically, having two awesomely drawn original characters for the pirated game is cool. But it's the only reason you have to play this. If you want something more promising, refer to GameBoy Color pirate based on Garou: Mark of the Wolves (and again, possibly made by Gamtec as well). Yeah, it has flaws too, but not as much as Top Fighter 2000 does. Honestly.

Written by Crash Nicker

Mar 8, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Samurai Pizza Cats (English subtitles)

A new translation by Crash Nicker. YES, he DID use the Digital Chimera Entertainment version of his intro. :P

Editorial:
...better late than never. At least the upload date is March 8, so here you go. Girls' day special.

Okay, so Mario 16 and Joe & Mac translation showed a really stunning contradiction... but it's nothing compared to THIS REVIEW, I've never seen Kyatto Ninden Teyandee AKA Samurai Pizza Cats AKA Ninja Cat on ex-USSR channels being broadcast (while Ninja Turtles went on their conquer of the planet Earth, whoo!)... so here you go. A mashed review of a great platform game. No more comment on this one, except he mentions about the 13th issue of Video-Uss Dendy,

And one more warning gals... You may get your lungs damaged during the LAWLing at the review. Anyway, I hope you had nice holidays. And, proudly, I wish you good luck and a lot of ninja fun (Yet I doubt that there are oldschool gaming girls watching this. Nevertheless, you have the documentary).

Who? What? Where? episode two is coming up next. Yet it's gonna be PRETTY LONG (9 minutes of the main section and 1-2 mins on placing the Steepler's advertisment as an extra)...


The Ninja's word: Since I always write VERY short comments on the translations, now comes a longer one. This review is LULZ. You can select from three characters - and can be changed every level and each time you die, plus you get four helpers to choose from, they use the NINPO meter up, as well as your special attacks - hold Up and attack. The third one for Speedy is the strongest, his infamous sword move. I had this game as a kid. I really, really liked it. It actually had the feeling of the cartoon. The game is awesome. The translation too. The review... not.

Mar 4, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Who? What? Where? from ep. 1 (English subtitles)

Crash Nicker, and basically the daily translation.

Editorial:
Yeah, I just keep stamping new and new translations. Don't even know where to stop... Alright. New subseries called 'Who? What? Where? translations.' Yeah, I decided to change the original title (Who? Where? Where to?) so it could sound more sweet, but that doesn't change the meaning of the section anyway, r-r-r-right?

Now, it's time to meet that... no, not the head guy of Steepler. For now, we have a more interesting dude. His name is Dennis Panov, who was an expert of Steepler once... Dunno where he works right now, but, unlike Suponev himself (who lies in a wooden smoking at the moment... rest in peace), he keeps enjoying his living.

The video... well, episode one. Meet Dennis Panov. He'll tell you about the job (his 'on the phone expert' occupation... 'Wizard' movie, anyone?) and show you some secrets of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Cool thing to start with. But still, I have an objection... Dan may say (as well as Sergei) that he beaten all the games on all existing consoles... HA! Oh doctor Whiteman! Where are your awesome lie detection techniques?.. Without kidding, I highly doubt he had beaten Summer Carnival '92: Recca... nevamind, it's a show for kids, y'know. Such fairy tales are allowed in there.

Next on Siting Place:
- Interview with Alexander Yel'kin
- More Dendy shop moments
- 8th of March special
- And WWW episode two, now with a 'henchman' d=)

P. S. LAWL AT SINKING DENDY! (the elephant)

* For those who don't know. Dr. Whiteman is a protagonist of Lie to Me serious. Smart man. Smart but weird. I guess that will be enough for you.




The Ninja's word: This is a good addition. I mean, we can see one of the brains behind the show. The gamer who does it all. Hired by Dendy. Hard to believe, but true. Also, we see Sonic 3. Not pirated. This still should be watch. Background info. Or something like that.

Kart Fighter (NES Pirate) Review by ARProductions

Aaron made a review of K.F. Enjoy!

Mar 3, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Steepler Shop from ep. 2 (English subtitles)

Ladies and Gentlemen. Crash Nicker's latest translation is pure gold here.

His editorial:
Okay, kids. If you watch this video, I hope you know anything about the unlicensed games but... Do you know how all this famiclone stuff and cartridges as well as joysticks, lightguns, Dendy magazines and such were sold? No? Well then...

MEET YOUR MEAT!!

This video's going to start some kind of subseries or something like that where you will have a possibility to see a REAL FAMICLONE SHOP with REAL CUSTOMERS. In fact, Steepler had all its' customers registered. How? Buy a console, get a registration card, fill that form in and - YIPPEE! - get a possibility to take part in various lotteries where you could win a cartridge, an ULTRA COOL BAZOOKA LIGHTGUN or even a console. Cool, huh? But, there were millions, and there was only one winner, sadly... Also, in the later Steepler shop extracts, you'll see THE HEAD AND FOUNDER OF STEEPLER! His name, face and biography will be covered in a secret... FOR NOW.

In this vid, Sergei Suponev interviews a randomly selected family who bought a Dendy Junior (DENDY CLASSIC WAS WAY BETTER!) recently. The questions for the interview were not prepared long time ago before the release but rather improvised by Suponev himself. Yeah, Suponev is a truly great showman as you can see in this video...

Also, I swear this is gonna be one of my last translations before I get deeper into my studies. Really. I have hard time with those Ukrainian classes, you know? But hey, I'm Crash Nicker. I may go internet when I have some free time, can't I?

But I probably know what I'll do next. "WHO? WHERE? WHERE TO?" section, first episode. The extract from the episode 2 will come as a straight continuation of both those videos (with a little joke before the advice giving part as well). The picture below shows the head of the particular shop. His name is Alexander Yel'kin. Without him, this video could have never been made. The interview with him will be in episode four! Get ready people! :)






The Ninja's word: I have never, EVER expected to actually SHOW a shop. This is pure piracy, people. Pure piracy that even I was living in, although on a market. This video is fucking amazing. The family don't even know that this Dendy Junior is not legal. THIS IS ILLEGAL YOU KNOW. And they plan to buy a SMD... too bad we don't know what they did later on. I bet the kid was OMGWTF when he got it, cause a 16-bit console is seriously a nice step up from the Dendy. Russia and the world behind. Seriously watch it more than twice. I mean... you could see their low knowledge about the truth behind. Awesome video.

Mar 1, 2010

Dendy: The New Reality - Mario 16 + Joe and Mac (English subtitles)

Crash Nicker, who basically keeps releasing interesting, new stuff for us, has brought another translation.

He says:
Fine, today I come with TWO reviews in one. Both made on a same game, but... one game was a hack and was reviewed earlier and the second was the original licensed game and was reviewed later. Result? Sergei Suponev, the host of this show, got confused and said that Joe & Mac HAS MARIO 16's MUSIC AND BACKGROUNDS, therefore, it's a "somewhat hacked Mario 16". Well... EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES, you know.

Okay, so what is Mario 16? The most popular pirated 'sequel' of good old Super Mario Bros among the ex-USSR kids, of course! Haven't got it owned in childhood, but hey, my friend had this game built into his famiclone, Lika (brrrrr, undeattachable pads). Like in many other cheap Mario hacks (from parts 4 to 17 excluding, ehrm, part 5 which is SMB2USA) this is merely a GFX hack with the protagonist replaced with Mario in his SMB3 skin. But hey, doesn't the font at the title screen of Joe & Mac look like SMB3's? And the shout that Joe does as soon as he gets wounded, - reminds you of Mario's voice too, right? Well, nevertheless, good game. Not the awesome one like *cough*Recca*cough* TMNT Tournament Fighters, but hey, there is a SNES version that doesn't actually look as cheap as this one, so you gotta check it out.

The episode 9 of the first season was actually the one where Super Nintendo made its' debut. NO, NOT FAMICLONE. All imported. The price of the console and the cartridges was obviously expensive though. That's why Suponev had to tell kids about Mario's REAL ORIGIN (i. e. Nintendo) after Mario 16 review. However, I think that Mario's career actually began with the release of Donkey Kong (known as Jumpman in there)...

In fact, if you want to see the intro of this program at the very beginning of my translations, REQUEEEST!! Thank you.

Video:

The Ninja's word: I had Mario 16. I kinda hated the jumping mechanics. Jump higher with UP on the D-Pad. Why not A? Damn. This makes less sense. Otherwise, the game CAN kick your ass if you're not careful. Especially that big flesh-eating flower. Anyways... the reviews are good, although the second made confusion. Watch it now! :P