Author Topic: I need as much information about sintax GBA games as possible.  (Read 1412 times)

grandlewon

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So recently I talked about Metal Slug X GBA (the game that I was first mentioned all the way back in 2016 http://bootleg.games/BGC_Forum/index.php?topic=1578.msg16226#msg16226 ) with people from https://lostmedia.fandom.com/ru/wiki/Утерянные_медиа_Вики . They are russian lost media hunters and they really really good at finding stuff.

They got somewhat interested about it and Sintax Gba games in general. So, now I need to write an article about Sintax GBA games.

Things that I'am interested in:
- When was the earliest metion on the internet of every one of their games?
- When was the earliest time anyone remember seeing every one of their games?
- When and Who figured out how to dump their games?
- When and who found and dumped every one of their games?
- Which games are dumped and which are undumped?
- What is Ge Dou Jian Shen? It's metioned as a sintax game in the list of undumped games and nowhere else https://bootleggames.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Undumped_Games#Game_Boy_Advance
- In the same list, there is mysterious Megaman 5 for GBA, could it be a Sintax game?

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Re: I need as much information about sintax GBA games as possible.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 11:51:14 AM »
I'll tell you what I remember off the top of my head, but I don't think I'll be able to recall the most specific details (someone who has been in the community for longer would be better for that). The earliest mention of a Sintax GBA game I am aware of was a YouTube video in which the uploader said they betrayed the trust of a ROM collector who had leaked prototype builds of some Sintax GBA Digimon games. The one in English was called Digimon Adventure, which is why the defacto name for a lot of these is Digimon Adventure hacks. This game was a port of an earlier game for the SNES. Up until 2020 these leaked ROMs were the only dumps of these games. In 2020 Taizou cracked YJ Encryption, the copy protection of these games. Afterwards, he, yy小龙虾, and RibShark would release ROMs for a large portion of their library, even covering a couple of games that were not just reskins of Digimon Adventure. If anyone found all of the Sintax gba games it is    yy小龙虾. The only Sintax GBA games that are dumped to my knowledge can all be found on yy小龙虾's twitter, hhug, and RibShark's twitter, though I am not 100% certain on that, and that does not include the prototype games I mentioned earlier. I do not know what Ge Dou Jian Shian is, but I do know that people have jumped the gun plenty of times on the wiki and added things before they had enough info. Without tone marks or the Hanzi "Ge Dou Jian Shian" does not give great info. The Megaman 5 game is probably just a PocketNES port of the real Megaman 5, though it is worth mentioning that Sintax did release GBC games in GBA shells and did create a game called Rockman X5 (which goes by other names as well). That should at least get you started on your search, Taizou and yy小龙虾 are probably the most knowledgeable people on this subject

Here's the YouTube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTgUPOdj9GI

Edit: Ge Dou Jian Shen is a way to write Soul Falchion's name. That is a gbc game by Vast Fame, but I think that Sintax borrowed its music in their gba games
« Last Edit: June 15, 2021, 10:40:26 PM by 瓜瓜龍 »

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Re: I need as much information about sintax GBA games as possible.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 11:25:50 PM »
I think in regards to the earliest mention on the internet goes back even farther.
My personal first encounter with Sintax's particular GBA platformers goes back to this Crash Advance IV video that got posted in 2008: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk2uU4MYt2w
Checking back though, there's this mention of Sonic 3 Fighter Sonic that goes back to 2005: https://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?threads/sonic-3-fighter-sonic.4160/

According to yy小龙虾, Ge Dou Jian Shen is actually a GBC game. Sintax probably put the game inside of a GBA shell and advertised that game as such. (This is not the first time they've done this either.)

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Re: I need as much information about sintax GBA games as possible.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 03:40:46 AM »
I remember the organization that first mentioned Sintax's GBA game should be Sky League, which released a GBA game on August 15, 2005: Pokemon red and blue duel. But I've never seen the cart of this game. The others are just like what 瓜瓜龍 and KingPepe said.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2021, 03:50:58 AM by yy小龙虾 »