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codeman38

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« on: December 19, 2015, 02:32:59 AM »
So some of us are familiar with the fact that InterAct, the producer of numerous third-party controllers and such, also rebranded a version of Macro Winners' MiWi console under their own name. I was only familiar with the 40-game version of this console, but apparently there's a 111-in-1 version out there as well. There's been a 2.5-hour long playthrough of it on YouTube for several months, but I only now stumbled across it just now, and figured other people might be interested. (I know that Awesome Panda has seen this, since he commented on the video, but I'm sure there are other people who somehow managed to miss it.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Dyi3prajc

Interesting things I've noticed so far:

  • The entire "15 shooting games" section is by Wellminds; their name is right there in the background of that submenu. This section also shows similarities to the Nanjing stuff from the Wow and NJ Pocket; in particular, one of the games' tunes is straight out of Tetris Attack, several other tunes are sampled from Famicom games, and "Last Mission" is straight out of the NJ Pocket. (So did Wellminds develop these things for Nanjing, then?)
  • Speaking of Nanjing, the baseball game (6:20 in the video) uses the same tune as the menu from the Wow Wireless console, which is basically confirmed to have been copyrighted by Shenzhen Nanjing. However, the baseball game itself feels more like a Cube production than a Nanjing one. (Perhaps both companies were sharing the same pool of audio clips at one point?)
  • Two of the boxing games (see, for instance, 1:09:12) feature the bass line from Devo's cover of "Working In A Coal Mine". Guess they're branching out from italo-disco into American new-wave music now?
  • One of the songs in the Taiko Drum Master knockoff game (1:57:15)-- which does seem to show the signs of being developed by Cube, incidentally-- is Hot Stuff. But it's not the original Donna Summer version. No, somehow, Cube Tech ended up with a copy of Arsenal FC's spoof of the song. (Even more amazingly, YouTube's content ID actually caught this.)
  • One of the other rhythm game tunes is "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing". Yes, as in the song from the '70s Coke ad.

Edited to add: Ah, I had completely forgotten about this thread from taizou mentioning the Wellminds-Nanjing connection. Anyway, yeah, this console seems to definitely be further evidence of that (as well as possibly a Waixing connection, given the provenance of some of the other stuff on the console?).
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 06:01:25 PM »
Another random amusing thing I noticed while re-watching: the copyright registration number on "Protean Girl" (43:37)-- which, incidentally, is a Thin Ice clone-- seems to be... not quite right.

2007SR12345 does exist as an actual registration number by sheer chance, but it's for "World Internet Pay". As it turns out, Protean Girl is actually registered-- by Waixing, of course!-- but it's 2007SR13838. Guess they forgot to update the placeholder on the title screen after the registration went through. Typical Waixing ~quality~.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 04:52:58 PM »
Apologies for not bringing this up myself outside of Twitter (stuff like this makes for good snark bait ;)) but I might as well point out a few things I noticed:

The game about 1:17:30 is a direct ripoff of an old Flash game I forgot the name of with very similar looking (if not the same) graphics
The song at 1:18:30 was clearly made with Music 2000 in like 5 minutes
One of the sound effects in the skiing game 1:47:30 in is literally taken from Windows 3.1 of all things
The shooting game 2:07:00 in is also on the NJ Pocket, albeit with different music I think
The music 2:14:30 in was also ripped off for Magic Jewelry, but I don't remember what the song was called off-hand >_<

I'm also willing to believe that those pictures in the vaguely Qix-esque games are just ripped off from random shows or whatever. :v

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 02:48:06 AM »
Awesome Panda
Dec 29 2015, 04:52:58 PM
One of the sound effects in the skiing game 1:47:30 in is literally taken from Windows 3.1 of all things[/quote]Heh, that reminds me of something I meant to mention but forgot to: the sound effect at 4:38, used in several of the other games as well, is the new message alert from '90s-era AIM. (I spent way too much time on AIM as a teenager...)

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The music 2:14:30 in was also ripped off for Magic Jewelry, but I don't remember what the song was called off-hand >_<[/quote]Greensleeves!

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 08:26:00 PM »
codeman38
Dec 19 2015, 02:32:59 AM
Speaking of Nanjing, the baseball game (6:20 in the video) uses the same tune as the menu from the Wow Wireless console, which is basically confirmed to have been copyrighted by Shenzhen Nanjing. However, the baseball game itself feels more like a Cube production than a Nanjing one. (Perhaps both companies were sharing the same pool of audio clips at one point?)[/quote]oh yeah, I'd wondered about that one before.. Maybe there were even some sample audio clips provided with the VT168 devkit?

there's also Android game, "Panda Run HD", which uses the same music as the "Arcade Game" menu on this thing..