Author Topic: Never Ending Soft Team = DVS Electronic Co?  (Read 4332 times)

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Never Ending Soft Team = DVS Electronic Co?
« on: October 28, 2010, 04:07:26 PM »
Up until now I hadn't really looked into the more obscure Mega Drive pirates, mostly the ones with Chinese names. I recently found this (and credits to Taizou for the video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=480UnEPhxIA and I noticed that the music in this game is reused in other pirates. The boss theme is remixed for that Mortal Kombat Mythologies game on the Mega Drive and the ending theme is reused for the 3rd level of that game, the second level of Pocket Monster and KoF99. From searching around, I've found that the first level theme is reused in KoF99 as well and the theme for the second level is reused in Mulan and MK5 so I think we can assume that all of the pirates that use the same sound engine (High Seas Havoc's engine, if I recall) are by Never Ending Soft Team. I'm sure there's some other tunes I missed but I think that's proof enough.
Thing is though, if all of those games are by them then who are DVS Electronic Co., the people who apparently did the Super Famicom port of Pocket Monster? Are they another company that Never Ending told them to do ports for, or were they just an alias? Kind of confusing seeing as the music in some of the games is completely different. (and in the case of Pocket Monster, stolen from Bonkers on the SNES) Not to mention, the engines seem to be recoded from scratch as opposed to being a regular port.

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Never Ending Soft Team = DVS Electronic Co?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 05:15:21 PM »
Never Ending Soft Team was probably kind of a successor to Chuanpu.. i'm not sure how long they existed under that name but the team doesnt seem to have split up in the meantime, lots of the same people from Chuanpu were still working together at Vast Fame. so yeah its probably reasonable to assume they were responsible for all that other stuff in the meantime. but then again Hanmin Liao worked for both Gamtec and Chuanpu at one time or another (theres no credited musician on Shui Hu but he does get "special thanks") and he used the Wonderboy III engine at both companies. so it might have just been the same musician working with an otherwise separate development team. its hard to tell without credits really.

DVS Electronics I'm not sure about. their name is actually on the packaging of some of their games, so maybe they were just a publisher?

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 01:46:22 AM »
taizou
Oct 28 2010, 05:15:21 PM
DVS Electronics I'm not sure about. their name is actually on the packaging of some of their games, so maybe they were just a publisher?[/quote]DVS was involved with porting KoF '99 from the MD to the SNES (as KoF 2000), they're credited on the title screen.

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Never Ending Soft Team = DVS Electronic Co?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 06:01:41 AM »
yeah, their name is on the title screen of Pokemon too, I'm just not sure if they actually developed anything - theyre credited on the box/label of a few games, which pirate developers rarely are (unless they self published). so i think the original MD developers were responsible for the SNES ports too, but probably at the request of DVS - maybe DVS were manufacturing SNES carts and wanted someone to develop original games for them