Today it is commonplace to find reproductions or pirated cartridges on eBay and other online shops. Sometimes these versions are very useful when the originals have become very expensive and not found (otherwise it is the solution of the Everdrive). I think for example some Megadrive titles like Twinkle Tale or Eliminate Down. However, in this jungle “Bootlegs” il faut distinguer more categories. The first classification can be compared to the quality of manufacture (Plastics, PCB), the second with respect to the appearance (box, notice…) and finally he must dissociate the original games without a license and Hacks (often come from Taiwan, see this entry).
Today I will introduce you Bootlegs Game Boy and Game Boy Color particularly well, some are positively surprising hacks.
Metal SLug 2 aka 驚爆 911 [Shocking 911]
Autre Hack basé sur Metal Slug 1. It is very faithful to the original view of the support carriage if one ignores the introductory background sequence 9/11 appear where Bush and bin Laden and where you can see a digitized animated sequence of the plane crashing into one of the twin towers.
Concerning the following four sets, is completely based on the original hacks Megaman license / Rockman. The games are easy to handle and graphically very successful.
Rockman DX3 / Zook Man 2
Pas un hack (unless one considers the full translation of the Chinese game). Against by considering the price of the original and the limited importance of language in this action / platform that makes it a very interesting object to play on original support cost.
Small presentation of this unusual collection video :
Finally, what better way to enjoy these games a little clone Game Boy Color with backlit display? Clone, appointed GB BOY Color and manufactured by FENG KONG is my good faith, the sound is pretty much restored (seul the experts Chip-tunes complain a little), screen (rather than pixel perfect pas) is very good and the controls are flexible and responsive.
Next time I will present the Megadrive games from the same publisher (Li-Cheng). You could have already seen in this post.