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The Fifth Day of Sintaxmas

posted by taizou @ 2012-12-18 13:21:59 Dumps

on the fifth day of Sintaxmas, the Chinese gave to me...

LORD OF THE RIIIINGS

yes I did save this game for the fifth day just so I could do that

anyway, I like this game! Its name is Zhi Huan Wang - Shou Bu Qu (指环王-首部曲) and it's kind of an action RPG type thing - reminds me of Zelda 2 or something like that.

raw: Zhi Huan Wang - Shou Bu Qu (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Zhi Huan Wang - Shou Bu Qu (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

coming up tomorrow... some kind of as-yet undecided last-minute substitution!

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1posted by taizou @ 2012-12-18 13:23:25

also I'm pretty sure an English version of this exists (there's even some of the English script in the ROM)

2posted by codeman38 @ 2012-12-18 13:30:41

Yep, Sintax even advertised the English version on their web site as captured by the Internet Archive. Clearly the same game; even the box art is identical.

http://web.archive.org/web/20040110194519/http://www.st168.net/eng/mainroot/prodshow.asp?ProdId=st031

3posted by codeman38 @ 2012-12-18 13:48:26

Oh, wait, I take that back... the box art *isn't* entirely identical. I'm not entirely sure what that is on the left-hand side of the Chinese version, but it ain't Aragorn.

On the other hand, the English version has a freaking diamond ring in the upper left corner.

4posted by taizou @ 2012-12-19 01:22:32

There's also an English title in the ROM, "King of Ring" - you can sort of make it out on one of the screenshots on the English box art too.

5posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-01-09 16:26:30

This game HAS a weird glitch: walk through the enemies and the level will start to show garbled graphics if you don't get damage when doing it.

6posted by taizou @ 2013-01-10 00:07:06

interesting. ill have to test that on the real cart...

7posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-10-24 01:42:10

@Taizou
What about the Makon Soft and Vast Fame games of Lord of the Rings?

8posted by ? @ 2014-11-03 22:18:32

Hi, i´m Osman Color from Venezuela.
I like so much the music of this game, some games of sintax use a ripped music from other games, so, you know that ripped music use this pirate game, i´m for sure that the music that uses this game are from another game boy title, what could be? you know it?
If you know, can you contact me in facebook and tell me?
facebook.com/Osman.Color
i´m a very interested to know from where are the music of this game.
please contact me, sorry for my (engrish)
Saludos desde Venezuela.

9posted by taizou @ 2014-11-21 02:53:15

Chowdit - what about them?

Osman Color - I already emailed you about this, but just in case anyone else is looking for it - the music is from RPG Tsukuru GB aka RPG Maker GB.

10posted by Agumonfan1 @ 2015-03-01 06:36:54

Kage-008 i think by scrambled graphics. You mean the game starts showing its font or sprites instead of its level graphics.

11posted by codeman38 @ 2015-08-28 03:26:45

So it looks like someone managed to find an English copy of this one, and posted footage of it on YouTube...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUW8MGZYSNw

12posted by KAGE-008 @ 2017-01-23 05:59:37

The glitch I mentioned before (5th comment) is, in fact, an emulation issue on VBA. On other emus it'll run fine.