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The First Day of Sintaxmas

posted by taizou @ 2012-12-14 10:11:16 Dumps

So! Our first game is: Shin Sangokumusou 2, or 真三國無雙2, one of Sintax's various takes on the Dynasty Warriors series.

A version of this is dumped, but this one has a nice intro that the existing dump doesn't. It's a sequel to a generally well-regarded earlier Sintax game, and improves quite a bit on its predecessor. if you haven't played this already, you should!

raw: Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang 2 - Shin Sangokumusou 2 (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Raw Dump].zip
fixed: Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang 2 - Shin Sangokumusou 2 (Unlicensed, Chinese) [Fixed].zip

coming up tomorrow: YVAN EHT NIOJ



1posted by Qiezei @ 2012-12-14 13:05:52

Woah, I've never seen that black cartridge style before...Or is that the case it came in? Either way it looks pretty neat.

2posted by taizou @ 2012-12-14 13:51:52

yeah it's the box. i'd never seen one until I came across an auction for like six of them on Taobao one day (which is where this game is from).

3posted by chmaster @ 2012-12-14 14:26:16

Hey, Taizou, is this the sequal to San Goku Shi - Act C ?

4posted by KAGE-008 @ 2012-12-14 14:28:20

Yes. There's also an undumped alternate version of San Goku Shi - Act C with the Sintax logo and copyrights in the title screen.

5posted by KAGE-008 @ 2012-12-14 14:29:23

Btw, it's nice to see another Sintax game dumped. Hope I can get these bowed down soon... Maybe after the last update of 2012.

6posted by taizou @ 2012-12-14 14:46:22

yeah, "San Goku Shi - Act C" really isn't called that at all, someone just made that title up based on the ROM header. Sintax's (currently undumped) release was called "真三國無雙" in Chinese and "True Thre Kingdoms" in English, and this is the sequel to that. The dumped version has a different title in Chinese but it definitely isn't San Goku Shi Act C or anything like it.

7posted by RobGBA @ 2012-12-14 15:07:36

WAIT. Some Sintax games had boxes like that?! Gah if only I had one like that. D:

8posted by chmaster @ 2012-12-14 16:18:07

Yes, the title of the dumped version is "Tun Shi Tian Di - Chi Bi Zhi Zhan". Is it another clone?

9posted by taizou @ 2012-12-14 16:31:27

Not sure, it has a "TD-SOFT" boot logo so it might have been an alternate version published by them. Or just some hack made at a later date. Hard to tell really.

10posted by codeman38 @ 2012-12-15 19:59:49

Oh, somewhat related to that... the second GB header in the San Goku Shi Act C ROM lists its name as "FF9"... and the Final Fantasy IX pirate credited none other than TD-Soft on its title screen.

11posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-10-19 04:23:42

I'm surprised nobody noticed this, but, if you look closely at the 2nd image, towards the bottom right corner, you see Sintax's website! :D

12posted by Supercavass @ 2015-02-15 12:28:05

Taizou thanks to your comment i now know the same people who made final fantasy IX made the rom dump called ''Tun Shi Tian Di - Chi Bi Zhi Zhan''.

13posted by taizou @ 2015-02-17 22:50:43

Yeah, although not all TD-Soft releases are BBD/Sintax games, IIRC I've seen a version of Emo Dao by Vast Fame with that same boot logo.

15posted by Agumonfan1 @ 2015-03-01 06:50:41

Taizou just a note i went in my graphics editor and all i really see in the san goku shi - act C rom. Relating to the title screen is the same as 真三國無雙 like someone else mentioned above. Also while they removed their copy right screen. Their version has a bug that does not allow you to save the game. Just like the digimon battle spirit backport you dumped earlier.

16posted by Agumonfan1 @ 2015-03-05 18:41:09

While the original title screen is in the rom. It unscrambles the letters in a different way from the original cartiridge by sintax.

17posted by ChrisKaneda @ 2017-11-21 09:25:06

Have someone this Game ?
Because, i want this cart to play on my GameBoy :)

18posted by guyzis @ 2020-05-31 14:17:12

This might reuse the fighter engine from Final Fantasy X Fantasy War judging by the font and gameplay, I think.