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« on: October 16, 2012, 08:28:12 AM »
This topic really can span all release years, but I put it here because it probably has the most original games.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone is able to make any kind of list of original Chinese/Taiwanese Famicom games? I'm really interested in these games but the scene is so cluttered with hacks that its difficult to separate that hacks from legitimate games.

Off the top of my head I know that theres the C&E RPG's as well as stuff like Huang Di from Asder.

Gathering box images of the original games would also be great. The main one I know about is the Huang Di one:




The massive quantity of titles from Waixing is also quite strange. A huge bunch of their games are unofficial ports of Japanese games or games that steal artwork from other games, but they seem to have some legitimate titles too, the biggest stand out being the rather cool Tian Wang Xiang Mo Zhuan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgw4LQ8MNW0&feature=plcp

Looking over the Waixing home page most of their box covers use stolen artwork from all kinds of sources, but matching with the original nature of Tian Wang Xiang Mo Zhuan it appears that Waixing actually drew an original box cover for it. Maybe someone can point out something its stolen from, but it looks original to me because the 4 characters on the box actually match with the characters in the game. Browsing taobao though I found a version of the game thats packaged in a crappy looking stolen artwork box. Here are the 2 boxes side by side:




So whats the deal with the 2nd version of the packaging and would it have come from Waixing themselves or another company? I don't know about you guys, but these Chinese games are a heck of a lot more appealing if I know they came in an original artwork box.

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 11:52:10 AM »
Jing Ke Xin Zhaun springs to mind which was an original game by Hummer Team that was licensed by Supertone. Never understood why they needed to use giant scrolling text though.

The 2nd packaging you mentioned had to come from Waixing seeing the ES logo there. My guess is that the game had another run but either lost the original artwork or were too lazy to use it so they stuck with the stolen artwork instead.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 08:18:59 PM »
Waixing reprinted basically all of their games with stolen artwork like that... most of the covers have absolutely nothing to do with the game. naturally.

edit: I've never seen the original Tian Wang cover before though, or the name "Gods and Devils". A lot of their games had official English titles that were only used on the original print runs.. its kinda nice to know.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2012, 08:20:31 PM by taizou »

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 11:06:30 PM »
The one original Famicom game I have the most connection to is Feng Shen Bang, which I find more polished than Jing Ke. Seems as if every other unlicensed FC original from my perspective is always something based on Chinese folklore.

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 11:58:30 PM »
roms dumped.....

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012, 03:59:45 AM »
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I've never seen the original Tian Wang cover before though, or the name "Gods and Devils". A lot of their games had official English titles that were only used on the original print runs.. its kinda nice to know.[/quote]

I wonder how rare the original version is, I'd love to find a copy of it.


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Seems as if every other unlicensed FC original from my perspective is always something based on Chinese folklore.[/quote]

Most original Taiwanese games in their peak era were PC Dos releases, and about 95% of them were based on Chinese stuff (Journey west, 3 kingdoms, warriors of the marsh, feng shen bang, etc) Thats one of the things that makes the games unique compared to the Japanese and even Korean stuff which mostly featured medieval fantasy or sci fi settings.



Also in regards to Waixing I guess the 2 journey to the west games they made as well as 'Ling Jie Hu Fa - Shock' are original titles.

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 05:35:24 PM »
http://www.waixing.com.cn/cn/yougou/yougou.asp - from here:
Da Fu Weng II = "Shanghai Tycoon"
Lu Ye Xian Zong = "God Gives Directions"
Zheng Jiu Shi Ji = "Heal The Century"
Lin Ze Xu Jin Yan = "Linzexu Baned the Opium"
Sui Tang Yan Yi = "The Story of Sui & Tang Dynasty"
Feng Yun = "Traitor Legend"

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2012, 07:16:32 PM »
we have a few on the wiki too. theyre the AKA names in double quotes:
http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/Fuzhou_Waixing_Computer_Science_&_Technology_Co.,LTD

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 04:43:45 AM »
I have hosted a part of what I kept from auctions
http://www.masterdisk.byethost15.com
in "Boxed pirates and random files"

Please do NOT link these pictures anywhere, reupload them on an image hoster.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2012, 05:15:59 AM by MLX »

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 08:11:22 AM »
Wow thanks MLX, here are some box shots of that batch of some of the original games I can see:

Feng Shen Bang (C&E)


Sheng Huo Lie Zhuan (C&E)


Bao Qing Tian (NT)


Xi You Ji (Asder)


Jing Ke Xin Zhuan (Supertone)



Also noticed that the Asder stuff is numbered. I found this incomplete list from hg101 and added Cobra Mission which is number 27. Earlier numbered games were released under the NTDEC label while the later few releases are under Asder, which are the more original games:

CN-01 Fighting Hero
CN-02 Hit Marmot
CN-03 Magic Block
CN-04 Pokey
CN-05 Balloon Monster
CN-06 Magic Carpet 1001
CN-07 War in the Gulf
CN-08 Bookyman
CN-09 Cosmos Cop
CN-10 ??? Adam & Eve or Porter
CN-11 6 in 1
CN-12 ??? Adam & Eve or Porter
CN-13 Destroyer
CN-14 Go! Benny!
CN-15 Sea of Dreamland
CN-16 Tank
CN-17 ??? Policeman
CN-18 Skate Boy
CN-19 Fighting Hero III
CN-20 San Guo Zhi
CN-21 San Guo Zhi - Qun Xiong Zheng Ba
CN-22 ???
CN-23 ???
CN-24 ???
CN-25 ???
CN-26 Master Shooter
CN-27 Cobra Mission
CN-28 Xi You Ji
CN-29 Huang Di


Anyone able to fill in some of the blanks and also confirm if Huang Di was the last release?