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new dump(s)! sintaxvania showdown

posted by taizou @ 2013-04-14 19:01:46 Dumps

on a little bit of a roll today - next up I've got a couple of variations on a theme, the theme being Sintax's surprisingly-decent "Castlevania DX" game - a demo ROM has been circulating for a while but the full version remains elusive. But! Suddenly less-elusive are these two dubious hacks of the full version based on popular RPG series, which surely has to be worth something.

A few general points that apply to both of these: they were dumped from GBA-sized carts, but the games still run in GBC mode; the black spot in the pics below is on my camera; and the new replacement sprites use swords while the original Castlevania guy had a whip, but the collision detection hasn't been updated to account for it, meaning you have to duck to hit enemies which look like they should be reachable. quality etc

Pian Wai Zhang Huang Jin Tai Yang - Feng Yin De Yuan Gu Lian Jin Shu (篇外章 黃金太陽-封印的遠古煉金術)

why yes, yes that is a long title, thanks for noticing. This one is based on Camelot's Golden Sun series, vaguely.

raw: Pian Wai Zhang Huang Jin Tai Yang - Feng Yin De Yuan Gu Lian Jin Shu (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Pian Wai Zhang Huang Jin Tai Yang - Feng Yin De Yuan Gu Lian Jin Shu (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

Yong Zhe Dou E Long VIII (勇者鬥惡龍VIII)

Well, VIII on the title screen, not-VIII on the box. But I think I've seen a box with VIII on it on Taobao or something. Anyway. Dragon Quest this time, and I do at least recognise a couple of Dragon Quest enemies they've shoved in there.

raw: Yong Zhe Dou E Long VIII (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Yong Zhe Dou E Long VIII (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

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Comments

1posted by taizou @ 2013-04-14 19:02:49

oh yeah and the fixed versions run at 1mb because of magic and stuff

2posted by codeman38 @ 2013-04-15 05:41:15

The Dragon Quest hack seems to have been the first of the two-- there are leftover tiles from its title screen in the ROM of the Golden Sun one.

3posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-04-15 13:52:54

Bowing down these new dumps soon.

4posted by Smedis2 @ 2013-05-11 19:21:41

The first name reminds me of SHENZHENSHIHENGGEKEJIDIANZIYOUXIANGONGSI­.

5posted by Agumonfan1 @ 2015-03-01 05:58:20

Just a reminder we have four versions dumped. Including the full version of castlevania dx. Now we are awaiting the raichu sprite and level graphics hack of Pian Wai Zhang Huang Jin Tai Yang - Feng Yin De Yuan Gu Lian Jin Shu or castlevania dx to be dumped too.