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Other Pirates / Watara Supervision
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:18:03 PM »
Thanks for the info!

Other Pirates / Watara Supervision
« on: January 07, 2014, 06:48:22 AM »
Anyone know the original Chinese title of the supervision?

Also whats the deal with the 'Magnum Supervision' that could play some of the more advanced later games such as Journey West:

Anyone know what the 'Magnum Supervision" was originally called in Chinese as well?

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:44:38 PM »
I have to disagree about Heaven clash being the definitive start of the full blown cataloged UMC era, C1-049 Punk Boy, C1-052 Famous (7 Famous), C1-053 Metamorphosiser (Tough Guy), C1-056 GP Race & C1-057 Fantasy Travel are all exclusively Asian release UMC era games as far as I know. From what I've seen, the only title to come both with or without the Asian release UMC Oval card label is Kiki Inland, and that was Jonothan Lux's UMC card. My two copies of Kiki Inland unfortunately do not have the cool UMC label. While it's maybe not a UMC Asian exclusive, Kiki is the earliest title that I've ever seen with that modern label. I think we can both agree that any game with the UMC label is awesome. If you meant 100% consecutive chronilogical UMC releases, it would start at probably C1-055 or definitely C1-056, not 58. I don't know why that would matter so much anyway since the release numbers do overlap.[/quote]

Those early titles with the UMC packaging (Punk Boy, Metamorphosiser etc) all have english instructions and boxes though, I still have no idea whether earlier titles released in asia actually came with Chinese instructions (I know they just use the same english boxes).

I have a boxed copy of Fist of Thunder and the instructions are in Chinese, which is pretty weird.

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:09:59 AM »
In regards to the middle UMC era, you have to keep in mind that TONNES of the games were released with UMC stickers covering the old bit corp stuff, though some copies dont have the UMC stickers, which were obviously sold before UMC took over.

EVERY SINGLE GAME before #58 Heaven Clash is just random. Random development teams, games with or without credits, shocking differences in quality, and in most cases the designs were clones of other games. Would need to interview an old bit corp or UMC guy to get more of the story.

In regards to the grey cards, packaging changes and anomalies were common in heaps of games. No idea where those newer version grey cards originated and why.

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:48:06 AM »
Did you manage to grab those ebay auctions or did someone else beat you to em? I've been super lazy for about a year now and just occasionally go into ebay and search the completed listings lol.

I cant remember all my games, but some of the rarer ones i have include Mars Voyage, Volcano Panic, Punk Boy, Metamorphosiser, Ancient Tomb, Bao Qing Tian, Golden Pyramid and Robin Hood.

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:52:59 AM »
What other games apart from baseball supposedly are link compatible?

Mega Drive/Genesis / Thunderbolt 2 on Genesis?
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:50:50 AM »
What the heck is the deal with the mega drive collectors recently? I have consistently seen these Taiwanese games sell in the hundreds on ebay recently, some of the rpg's and stuff for like $400+

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: November 10, 2013, 10:32:18 AM »
In regards to Dinosaur Park - I'm mainly curious to know if its a strict VS fighter where you choose a character and fight through opponents, or is it you only play as a single character and fight a series of unplayable bosses? Thats the vibe I was getting from the box cover art, although if there is a 'VS Mode' along with the 'story mode' I suppose all the fighters are playable in that, or somthing.

Never played Kiki Island, but seen screenshots on the back of the box. Theres definitely a 'middle period' in the gamate's evolution where UMC probably took over and put out releases such as Kiki Island, Fist of Thunder, Fortune n' Luck, Incantational Couple, etc. Indeed they are much more solid games that the pure trash quality of the early bitcorp stuff, although lots of the graphics and designs are usually still copied from Japanese games (Kiki Inland copies from Adventure Island, Fist of Thunder copies from the Hiryuu no Ken games, Fortress of Fear copies from Ikari no Yousai, Flying Goblin copies from Red Arremer, even just recently I realized that Metamorphosiser is essentially just a kind of remixed version of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game on Gameboy with some sprite edits, and thats a game that comes in the final era UMC packaging.

With the exception of a couple odd titles the only real 100% original games are the final wave of Asian only releases (game #58 and everything onwards)

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: November 06, 2013, 08:21:00 AM »
Ah so the spanish guy finally put the price on those down ;)

Would love some screenshots of Insect War and Hannibal the cat if possible (a boss screenshot of each game in particular considering there aren't any on the back of the boxes) although I know how damn hard it can be taking decent photo's of gamate screens haha.

Did you get the loose Dinosaur Park from Sickertus way back? I'm still curious to know what that one is like.

Other Pirates / on the trail of the Mega Duck
« on: October 31, 2013, 12:38:30 AM »
Is anyone able to give the chinese text of the Mega Duck as seen here?

Will be nice to able to search that.

Mega Drive/Genesis / Help Identifying Taiwanese MD game
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:22:46 PM »
Hmm the sprites look like they don't come from any Shinobi game. They could be ripped from somewhere else, but doesn't look like its shinobi. High chance it uses the Shinobi engine though.

If the auction is still up can someone link to it?

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: May 26, 2013, 10:43:29 AM »
Trust me, I'm just happy its you that got the game. Even if the game had a $10 BIN and I didn't see the auction in time I wouldn't feel bad at all if I knew you were the one that got it. The most important thing to me is discovering these cool and unique games and sharing information and screenshots with anyone else that wants to know about them, far better than if some kind of collector with no intention to ever play the game for more than 30 seconds got it.

Side scrolling shooters tend to be less interesting to me than other types of action games like platformers or whatever, but Insect War does look pretty interesting due its theme and that crazy cover art hahaha. I would love to know what the bosses are like and if they are impressive at all in terms of size and design.

By the way thats the 2nd Incantation Couple to show up in a year, and meanwhile no copies of early UMC era stuff like Punk Boy and Metamorphosiser have shown up in 2+ years, so I guess a lot of this stuff has similar rarity after all, Incantational Couple just seemed to be super rare because Jonathon Lux never saw a copy in his 3-4 years of collecting the system.

Mega Drive/Genesis / Help Identifying Taiwanese MD game
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:03:13 PM »
I found this image that was from Taizou's old auctions page:

It interested me because I didn't immediately notice it as being a clone/alternate version of a legit Japanese game. Can anyone identify it? Does anyone else think it could actually be an original Taiwanese action game?

Other Pirates / Gamate Discussion
« on: May 17, 2013, 12:58:50 PM »
Holy moly postman you sure are crazy, you should have waited till the the guy had put the price down to at least 200 or something cause no one else is willing to spend nearly that much, I should know cause up until this point I was always the highest bidder on gamate crap hahaha.

The info is much appreciated, I wonder if #70 was the last. I finished game #69 and I think the date in the staff roll was mid-late 1994. The slightly earlier Robin Hood was dated January 1994. If #70 was the last then it probably would have been very early 1995. If you finish it the staff roll will most likely have a month along with the year, like seemingly all the late-era UMC gmes have.

Did you manage to snag that recent BIN auction of the Incantational Couple btw? I'm still curious as to what genre of game it is so I can update my now almost complete Gamate list.

1993-1999 / Strange Huang Di Cart
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:05:12 AM »
Random question: How much do original boxed versions of Huang Di usually go for, and is Ruten where they usually appear? I think I only ever saw one on Tao Bao for like $150.

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