Hrrrrnnggh Colonel, I'm trying to infringe copyright but I'm dummy thicc and the clap from my ass cheeks keeps alerting the lawyers
Is everyone bored of Sintax GBA games yet? I know I am!!
Then, instead, let's look back a few years and one console generation... to when Sintax was good. Sort of.
Many thanks to NewRisingSun for providing this cart!
This is Matel Gear II, the English version of Hei Jing Zhuan Bei II, which I dumped a long time ago. And yes, in a practically unprecedented bout of consistency, it's spelled that way on both the label and title screen. It had also been listed by Sintax in some places as "Eraq War II", but I've never seen a cartridge under that title.
Basically, this is Metal Gear recast as a kind of beat 'em up with RPG elements. Absolutely zero stealth here. But it uses the same decent beat 'em up engine from Sintax's Three Kingdoms games, so it remains pretty fun.
As with most games on this engine, it has four playable characters, meaning all of your Metal Gear faves make an appearance:
It's been a while since I've released something for a non-advanced kind of Game Boy, so here's the drill ROM-wise:
- "Raw" is the ROM as dumped from the cart, no modifications. Emulators may run this if they can detect the Sintax mapper somehow. hhugboy does this.
- "GBX" is the raw dump in the GBX format, which adds a footer specifying details about the ROM, meaning emulators do not have to heuristically detect the mapper, because doing that actually sucks. hhugboy supports this.
- "Cracked" is a version with the protection removed so you can play it in Literally Anything