Hey I pulled something together at the last minute because it's CHRISTMAS
Four dumps that have been on the backburner for one reason or another but not anymore. merry everything!!
Shengui Diguo Zhi Emo Cheng (神鬼帝國の惡魔城)
This is the original 2003 release of Sintax's Castlevania game, probably best known through the cut-down demo of a somewhat-revised "DX" version which has been spread around the internet for a long time. Unlike the DX demo, the full game is here, and it's pretty much a Metroidvania-style Castlevania game on the Game Boy Color, which Konami themselves never attempted. In fact, from the small amount of it I've played, I'd say this is better than any of Konami's official Castlevania games for the Game Boy. The soundtrack is taken from Belmont's Revenge, which was a very good call.
Thanks to AprkMk10 for lending me this cart!
The cracked version will run in any emulator, GBX version will run in hhugboy, raw will run in hhugboy and probably in MAME if you configure it right.
Chaoji Yinsu Xiaozi II - Super Sonik II (超級音速的小子II)
This is one of Sintax's later low-quality generic platformers, unfortunately. Pick Knuckles, Sonic or Tails and jump around a few uninspired levels shooting at enemies. I don't know how to use the icons along the bottom or the MP gauge, if they're even functional at all. Still, at least the sprites are decent.
Thanks to max6464646464 for lending me this cart!
I have a picture of this one, please enjoy the full glory of "Sonik" the probably-not-legally-distinct-enough hedgehog:
GBX: Chaoji Yinsu Xiaozi II - Super Sonik II (Unl) (Chn) [C] [GBX].zip
Cracked: Chaoji Yinsu Xiaozi II - Super Sonik II (Unl) (Chn) [C] [Cracked].zip
Raw: Chaoji Yinsu Xiaozi II - Super Sonik II (Unl) (Chn) [C] [Raw].zip
Langrsr II / Fantastic Simulated Battle
Here's an interesting one! An English version, for starters, which is rare enough. But an English strategy RPG, too, apparently based on the rarely-officially-localised Langrisser series (which I have never played). But it's actually more readily obviously just a reskin of the unlicensed Fire Emblem GBC game previously published by SKOB, with the Chinese intro text, gameplay, music and map layouts all being identical. All the graphics have been changed and characters and in-game dialogue replaced, though, which I assume results in a confusing mashup of Langrisser and Fire Emblem which probably makes no sense to fans of either series. Fun times in Sintax land!
Thanks to BigFred for this dump! (Which was sent to me so long ago that I can no longer find any of the original messages, so hopefully I haven't missed anything here.. ahem)
The reason I never released this one before is it wasn't quite susceptible to my usual method of cracking Sintax games- unlike 99% of their GBC titles which initialise the protection at the start and then never touch it again, this one actually does it again when you open the menu in battle, meaning the data is encoded in two different ways in different parts of the ROM, which I could never be arsed to unpick. So, for now, I'm only releasing the GBX and raw versions, for use in hhugboy and probably MAME too.
Menghuan Moni Zhan II (夢幻模擬戰II)
The Chinese version of the above game. Basically the same, but in Chinese. Same protection issues too.