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Merry Sintaxmas 2014!

posted by taizou @ 2014-12-25 23:19:16 Dumps

bet you didn't think it'd be back! I didn't even think it'd be back. but here it is! Sintax Claus has visited us once again and his sack is full of dubious games:

Qi Long Zhu Z 3 (七龍珠Z3) / Dragon Ball - Advance Adventure

This is something you don't see very often - an attempt at a port from Sintax, rather than an original game and/or lazy reskin of a previous game loosely based around whatever property they're ripping off. So the game being ported is the pretty excellent Dragon Ball: Advance(d) Adventure for the GBA; I've previously dumped a (yes) lazy reskin of this game posing as "Bynasty Warriors 5" but this is the original.

raw: Qi Long Zhu Z 3 (Dragon Ball - Advance Adventure) (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Qi Long Zhu Z 3 (Dragon Ball - Advance Adventure) (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

Yuenan Zhanyi X - Shenru Dihou (越南戰役X-深入敵後)

Now this one is interesting - it appears to have started life as a followup of sorts to Vast Fame's quality Mega Man-clone Zook Hero series, titled something like "洛克英雄传3" or "Rock Hero Legend 3". I have no idea if Vast Fame approved of these shenanigans, but they may well have done, given that they're known to have worked with Sintax in the past. This is a Metal Slugified version of that game, but it still retains plenty of signs of its origins; perhaps inevitably it's nowhere near as good as the Vast Fame games that inspired it though.

raw: Yuenan Zhanyi X - Shenru Dihou (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Yuenan Zhanyi X - Shenru Dihou (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

Lao Fuzi Chuanqi (老夫子傳奇)

Hey it's this engine again. Taking the starring roles this time are "Spudz" and "Master", of the popular Chinese comic Old Master Q; the official translation of Spudz' name these days seems to be the overly-literal "Big Potato" but for once I like Sintax's version way better.

raw: Lao Fuzi Chuanqi (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Lao Fuzi Chuanqi (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

Digimon Crystal II

I've previously dumped the Chinese version of this game, but here's an English one! I love English Sintax games. They're the best. But they're also much harder to find than the Chinese versions. :(

raw: Digimon Crystal II (Unlicensed, English) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Digimon Crystal II (Unlicensed, English) [Fixed].zip

There was another one with boats in it as well but it only differs from a previous dump in the title screen and a few backgrounds and I didn't manage to hack out the protection in time. maybe later!

16 Comments

Comments

1posted by KAGE-008 @ 2014-12-26 06:29:17

Second game completed.

2posted by Arshes91 @ 2014-12-27 16:14:13

Hmm very intresting port about dragon ball advance adventure i would rather see a port of denestu no stafy on gbc rather than those games would be nice :)

3posted by taizou @ 2014-12-28 14:29:46

well maybe you already know this, but the first Starfy game was originally in development for the GBC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoczELvuafs
so maybe that version still exists inside Tose or Nintendo somewhere.

I doubt any pirate port was ever made though, the series was never really popular enough for that (at least outside Japan)

4posted by leeseongjae620 @ 2015-01-01 05:55:49

와우~~!! 빅뉴스~~~!!!

6posted by Chowdit1 @ 2015-01-05 23:32:44

@Taizou
Why don't do a New Year's Day post. I thought that's what you were going to do, instead of Christmas, again. It's nothing, really. I don't know, I just you were going to plan different, that's all.

7posted by leeseongjae620 @ 2015-01-05 23:59:14

ゲームセンターSINTAXMAS この世界よりもすることができる!

8posted by ? @ 2015-01-10 16:41:54

Es sorprendente el trabajo que hicieron estos diseñadores fans no oficiales con respecto a esta gran cantidad de videojuegos bootleg.

9posted by ? @ 2015-01-10 16:41:54

Es sorprendente el trabajo que hicieron estos diseñadores fans no oficiales con respecto a esta gran cantidad de videojuegos bootleg.

11posted by agumonfan1 @ 2015-03-01 04:12:40

Taizou i have looked in the metal slug X rom. And i think i have found all the graphics from their zook hero clone minus the intro and title screen. It turns out according to the rom zook X is actually the name of a robot master. That is where the title Yuenan Zhanyi X - Shenru Dihou comes from. Also i think i found a title screen hack of the zook hero clone called rockman DX8 on taobao that uses the title screen of the undumped taiwanese release of zook hero 1 for the gbc by vast fame.

12posted by Agumonfan1 @ 2015-03-08 13:32:09

I need cheats for the Yuenan Zhanyi X - Shenru Dihou please.

13posted by TheTetrisman @ 2015-04-03 20:35:45

No Sintaxmas '15? Such disappointment!

20posted by leeseongjae620 @ 2015-10-01 02:55:53

Dooly Bravo Land (둘리 브라보랜드)
Fun Fun Club (Daou Infosys)
1992
http://www.autofish.net/hosted/famitek/koreanunlicensed.html
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/korea/part1/company-daou.htm
Appears to be a Tiny Toon Adventures clone.

21posted by leeseongjae620 @ 2015-10-01 02:58:13

Magic Kid Googoo aka Dosuldongja Googoo (도술동자 구구)
Zemina
1992
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/korea/part1/company-zemina.htm
Appears to be a Psycho Fox clone.

22posted by leeseongjae620 @ 2015-10-01 02:58:53

Destroyer
NTDEC
1992
http://web.archive.org/web/20110520094642/http://www.er.uqam.ca/merlin/fd491499/nintendo/nes/megasoft/destroyer/

23posted by Agumonfan1 @ 2016-02-05 17:47:53

Also I think we are already aware that destroyer is just a title screen hack of one of these roms cah243 dumped earlier.

24posted by ElkFish @ 2017-06-29 22:13:08

To Agumonfan1: While playing Metal Slug X on the hhug emulator I decided to map select to down as that is how you look down in that game, but I forgot to unmap what I had already picked as down. This caused me to skip to the next stage. So if you want to just skip a stage you already beat press down and select at the same time.