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new dump! Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng

posted by taizou @ 2013-05-06 17:32:45 Dumps

hey it's that time again! once again thanks to Qiezei and one of his fantastical multicarts I'm bringing you another Vast Fame game: Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng (疯狂大富翁), which you could possibly translate as "Crazy Richman" or "Crazy Monopoly" (Richman is a series of popular Taiwanese PC games kinda loosely based on Monopoly, they both share the 大富翁 name in Chinese).

Its sequel has been dumped for a while, but this one has a bigger ROM and consequently a greater variety of events and stuff, despite having fewer characters. I can't exactly get the most out of this not knowing Chinese, but it has a ton of charm and there are a bunch of little self-referential things in there and the music is great and you know. after 10000 mediocre Sintax games this is the sort of thing that makes it all worthwhile for me.

two ROMs this time, the "header fix" version sets the header correctly to allow saving in emulators. and please note there seems to be a bug in the game - I don't know if this happens on the real cart, but if you go to create a new game, then reset before you've finished selecting your character, it will probably corrupt your saves. so don't do that.

raw: Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng (Unlicensed, Chinese) (Multicart Rip) [Raw Dump].zip
header fix: Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng (Unlicensed, Chinese) (Multicart Rip) [Header Fix].zip



1posted by Qiezei @ 2013-05-06 19:50:21

Gameplay note: each character has their own special abilities (or at least most of them;) for example the green-haired fellow can roll a seven and the kung-fu girl can randomly stun the demon spirit for a turn if he's following her.

2posted by RobGBA @ 2013-05-06 20:24:30

Yay! Gonna enjoy this. :3

3posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-05-06 22:38:42

This is VEEEERY amusing. XD

4posted by taizou @ 2013-05-06 23:39:22

also Qiezei pointed this out in the description of his video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-OEgGMVQX8 but some of the music is from Pocket Monster 2 for the Mega Drive - the title screen is its Stage 3 & the winter board music is its title screen.
also also the header name in this rom is "POKMON'FIGHT" which doesn't correspond to any known Vast Fame game. so weird pokemonness all round.

5posted by RobGBA @ 2013-05-07 16:58:53

"POKMON'FIGHT" eh? xD Maybe they were planning to port Pokemon Stadium to the GBC? (which would've been awesome if they did. ;) )

6posted by Smedis2 @ 2013-05-07 22:37:48

and yet no Zook Hero Z. :/

7posted by taizou @ 2013-05-08 00:40:58

oh my god can't you just enjoy what you have for five minutes

8posted by taizou @ 2013-05-08 00:47:05

also @Rob yeah that kinda makes sense! Pokemon Stadium on the Megadrive recycles some music from Pocket Monster 2 too, so maybe they were planning some kind of GBC version of that... maybe it ended up being fleshed out a bit and turned into Digimon Pocket/Pokemon Ruby.

9posted by Arshes91 @ 2013-05-08 21:04:36

what the diference of this and the dumped version?

10posted by taizou @ 2013-05-08 21:30:19

this is the only dumped version that i know of.

11posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-05-08 23:53:47

@Arshes - only the sequel was dumped a long time ago. This is the first dump.

12posted by Qiezei @ 2013-05-09 00:28:15

@Smedis2 Believe me, we've certainly been trying to dump Zook Z. We have at least two people working on bypassing the protection and I've sent several different carts featuring the game for dumping. That game is unfortunately just being a bugger to everybody (and yes, you should be enjoying this game because it's awesome.)

Also, the idea of Pokemon Ruby/Digimon Pocket being V.Fame's attempt at porting Pokemon Stadium makes sense, especially since it's set up very similar (and probably had the same/similar staffers as well working on it.) Sorry if any of this sounds obvious.

13posted by ---- @ 2013-05-10 15:41:04

The game seems like Taiwan Daheng by Chuanpu ST. I think it batter than Baiwan Dafuweng Jinban but the music. I want to know which was producted before another, Fengkuang Dafuweng or Baiwan Dafuweng Jinban? Thank you.

(My English is poor...)


14posted by taizou @ 2013-05-10 17:05:56

Fengkuang Dafuweng was produced before Baiwan Dafuweng Jinban, as far as I know.
Some cartridges refer to Baiwan Dafuweng as "大富翁2" for example http://qiezei.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/vast-fame-8-in-1-multicart-scans.html

15posted by taizou @ 2013-05-10 17:23:44

btw, I think Taiwan Daheng is by C&E, isn't it? There's also another one for the MD called Chaoji Dafuweng (超级大富翁) by Gamtec.

16posted by ---- @ 2013-05-10 17:31:12

Haha, C&E is right.@_@

17posted by Qiezei @ 2013-05-12 14:01:00

Lazy me got around to seeing if that save glitch happens on a real cart, and it doesn't. If you don't finish selecting your character, the save just remains blank. I tried it on my multi and single cart.

18posted by taizou @ 2013-05-12 14:27:12

ooh okay. I'll have to look into that. thanks!

19posted by taizou @ 2013-05-12 14:38:48

I've tried it in a few different emulators using different RAM sizes and the same thing happens.. So I dunno really. Might have something to do with the way their mapper initialises RAM vs the way emulators do it. If you soft reset in an emu you'll sometimes get messed up background palettes in the opening scene with the dice, which may or may not be related.

20posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-05-13 04:38:34

@Qiezei - that reminds me of the XFSB saving corruption after starting a new game from scratch.

21posted by KAGE-008 @ 2013-05-13 04:41:36

AFAIK most V.Fame games suffer of that issue.

22posted by Qiezei @ 2013-05-13 14:30:53

I'm not sure if the XFSB save thing is a glitch or just an obnoxious way they programmed it. It's one of the only games to do that oddly enough but still.

23posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-10-19 04:04:17

You need to do more than a header fix for this game. Because it seems like the save select screen makes the game crash.

25posted by leeseongjae620 @ 2014-12-13 02:34:04

포켓몬 파이터

26posted by Mr. VR @ 2017-04-17 22:34:34


i'm only here to inform that this game is a clone of momotaro dentetsu, a japanese game franchise owned by konami, the diferences between crazy monopoly and momotaro dentetsu is the fact that momotaro dentetsu don't have playble characters, you control a train instead, and you can't buy land, and momotaro dentetsu have a main character , but he is only the announcer.

27posted by guyzis @ 2020-05-31 15:25:30

Which basically means VF like always does amazing things, perhaps even better than the actual game. #VF