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Korean SMS Multicarts Galore #3Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2023 10:16 pm
Last edited by Bock on Mon Sep 11, 2023 4:44 pm; edited 1 time in total
Following on our March 2023 and August 2023 releases of newly emulated Korean multicarts, here are some more!
The work has been conducted mostly by Ben Sittler and Bock.
We have many more things lined up, but it's been tremendously challenging to try to make sense of bootleg multicart releases in term of e.g. naming convention, mapper reverse engineering, emulation.
Today we have 6 new releases, totaling 349 games(**)
(**) Marketing stunt, there are lots of duplicates!
Most of those games are using new mappers/circuit board.
Emulators which have put effort at supporting those include:
- MEKA 2023-08-26 (with an update today)
If you have an emulator author, please consider supporting multicarts releases! We hope that other emulators will follow suit. None of those release will work on traditional flash-carts, but individual games may be extracted.
128 Hap (128합) for the Master System / Samsung Gam*Boy.
This is quite a feat to finally release it, as it is actually the first dump that Ben worked on and very eagerly documented in this topic and this other topic. In a way, the gateway leading Ben to work on more Korean multi-cart :)
The reason this wasn't released before is we had an issue with naming it...
Our copy of the cartridge is damaged and we don't have a proper label for it! For a while we hoped we would stumble on physical or in-rom data giving this a specific name. I scoured thousands of photos in my archives scrapped from auctions and misc pages, and found evidence of 128-in-1 multicart for SMS but upon further research we could tell it was a different cart with different contents. So eventually we went for what's displayed in the main menu "128 Hap".
11 Hap Gam-Boy (11합 겜보이) for the Master System / Samsung Gam*Boy
I first discovered this cartridge while traveling in Hokkaido to visit my friend Masato in 2011. It was an intense dumping session where I tried to grab as much data as possible, but for many games we didn't get to fully emulate the mapper until later. This is now done.
Ben also spotted an equivalent Megadrive cartridge (running in SMS mode) called "11 Hap Super Gam-Boy (11합 슈퍼겜보이)". We weren't able to dump this one yet but based on visible contents it seems very likely that the binary contents is identical.
Super Game World 30 Hap (Super Game World 30합) / Super World 30 Hap (Super World 30합) for the Master System / Samsung Gam*Boy .
Two alternate versions of essentially a same compilation. We found two labels and contents is very slightly different. What appears to be the later version has a label saying "Super World 30 Hap" (instead of "Super Game World 30 Hap"), which is inconsistent with all other releases in this series. Contents differences analyzed by Ben:
Two variants exists, with a 8552 bytes difference. "There are clearly several differences, and at least some of them indicate it's likely two separate iterations. There are some addresses moved in the MSX BIOS replacement+menu region though not many, and also some stray assembler source remains in "Super Game World 30 Hap" that was overwritten in "Super World 30 Hap". Also, there is a whole different version of the MSX Bomberman game (폭탄인간 / pogtan in'gan, i.e. "bomb man") in "Super World 30 Hap". From the Bomberman title screen in "Super Game World 30 Hap" only button 2 works to start the game, whereas in "Super World 30 Hap" only button 1 works to start the game. Given button 1 on the Gam*Boy controller is also marked "Start", I suspect "Super World 30 Hap" is the later one."
We labelled the dumps respectively "Super Game World 30 Hap [v0] (KR).sms" and "Super Game World 30 Hap [v1] (KR).sms" to be consistent with our ROM images naming conventions.
Super Multi Game - Super 75 in 1 for the Master System / Samsung Gam*Boy.
(This is part of the same "Super Multi Game" series for which we released the more ambitious Super Multi Game - Super 125 in 1 back in March, along with a nice scan of the cover that could obtain.)
Super Game World75 Hap (Super Game World 75합) for the Master System / Samsung Gam*Boy.
From the same unnamed team who brought us Super Game World 30 Hap and Super Game World 260 Hap, this series is recognizable by their creative use of graphics and music in multicart menus.
We are happy to be hitting a frontier of niche releases here, making very tangible progress on Korean multicarts. Many of those cartridges have taken decades to be dumped and emulated properly. We will have more soon.
If you can help us acquire any Korean title, please reach out!.
Attachment FairyPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2023 10:22 pm
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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2023 10:45 pm
Last edited by bsittler on Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:04 pm; edited 1 time in total
Thanks, Bock! Good to see these released. I should also mention that at least "128 Hap" is a dual-mode ROM - the same contents would work in an MSX cartridge, given the right (different from SMS release!) mapper chip
Also at some point I made patches for English menu text conversion and also mapper conversion to allow 128 Hap to run in flash cartridges. On the MSX side the patches also allow keyboard to navigate the menu as originally it was Zemmix-oriented and hence joystick-only
edit: some have pointed out the more accurate English title translation is "128-in-1" not "128 Total" and you are right! Sorry about that. I learned a bit more Korean since then
||Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:18 pm|
Quick-and-dirty transcription of the Super Game World 30 Hap menu, may have some errors here and there still:
남극탐험 (Namgeuk Tamheom)
로드화이터 (Road Fighter)
빵공장 (Bbang Gong'jang)
스포츠1 (Sports 1)
스포츠2 (Sports 2)
올림픽1 (Olympics 1)
올림픽2 (Olympics 2)
요술나무 (Yosul Namu)
킹스벨리 (King's Valley)
쿵후3 (Kung-Fu 3)
마성전설 (Maseong Jeonseol)
랠리엑스 (Rally X)
산수공부 (Sansu Gongbu)
양베추인형 (Yangbechu Inhyeong)
스카이자글 (Sky Jaguar)
손오공 (Son O Gong)
폭탄인간 (Boktan In'gan)
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2023 11:59 am
Last edited by LiTaNia on Mon Sep 11, 2023 3:35 pm; edited 1 time in total
Super Game World 75 Hap list
All of games are MSX conversions. Neither Master System games nor SG-1000 games available. Looks like they originally made for MSX1 and converted the multicart itself to Master System mode.
원더보이 - Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima (Hudson's Adventure Island)
마법사 위즈 - Magical Kid Wiz
테트리스 - Super Tetris (Made by Screen Soft. Different game from Super Tetris in Master System)
고양이요정 - Koneko no Daibouken
팽귄랜드 - Doki Doki Penguin Land (MSX version. Not SG-1000 one)
걸케이브 - Gulkave (MSX version. Not SG-1000 one)
후리키 - Flicky (MSX version. Not SG-1000 one)
왕가의 문장 - Yami no Ryuou Hades no Monshou
요괴의집 - Youkai Yashiki
일촌법사 - Issunboshi no Donnamondai
복싱 - Konami's Boxing
마성전설 - Knightmare
트윈비 - TwinBee
왕과 풍선 - King & Balloon
모피레인저 - Mopiranger
남극탐험 - Antarctic Adventure
로드화이터 - Road Fighter
빵공장 - Comic Bakery
써꺼스 - Circus Charlie
스포츠 1 - Hyper Sports 1 (MSX version. Not SG-1000 one)
스포츠 2 - Hyper Sports 2
올림픽 1 - Hyper Olympic 1
올림픽 2 - Hyper Olympic 2
요술나무 - Magical Tree
킹스벨리 - King's Valley
쿵후 3 - Yie Ar Kung-Fu
탁구 - Konami's Ping Pong
핍폴스 - Pippols
산수공부 - Monkey Academy
양배추인형 - Cabbage Patch Kids
테니스 - Konami's Tennis
스카이쟈글 - Sky Jaguar
손오공 - Kung Fu Taikun
골프 - Konami's Golf
야구 - Konami's Baseball
보스코니안 - Bosconian
폭탄인간 - Bomberman
엑스리온 - Exerion (MSX version. Not SG-1000 one)
당구 - Video Hustler
탱크 - Tank Battalion
랠리-엑스 - Rally-X
겔러그 - Galaga (MSX version. Not Sega Galaga for SG-1000)
디그다그 - Dig Dug
아이큐게임 - Sokoban (MSX version. Not SG-1000 one)
프로덱터 - Jackie Chan in The Protector
워프워프 - Warp & Warp
점프고스터 - Jump Coaster
양치는소년 - Hitsuji Yai! (Pretty Sheep)
부기 정글 - Boogie Woogi Jungle
보글보글 - Poppaq the Fish
슬리퍼 - Flipper Slipper
겔럭시안 - Galaxian
열차특공대 - Bousou Tokkyuu SOS
마성전설2 - Knightmare (Starting stage hacked)
마성전설3 - Knightmare (Starting stage hacked)
마성전설4 - Knightmare (Starting stage hacked)
마성전설5 - Knightmare (Starting stage hacked)
트윈비2 - TwinBee (Starting stage hacked)
트윈비3 - TwinBee (Starting stage hacked)
트윈비4 - TwinBee (Starting stage hacked)
써꺼스 2 - Circus Charlie (Starting stage hacked)
써꺼스 3 - Circus Charlie (Starting stage hacked)
써꺼스 4 - Circus Charlie (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 2 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 3 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 4 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 5 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 6 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 7 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 8 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
킹스벨리 9 - King's Valley (Starting stage hacked)
마성전설S - Knightmare (Starting lives hacked)
트윈비 S - TwinBee (Starting lives hacked)
킹스벨리S - King's Valley (Starting lives hacked)
써꺼스 S - Circus Charlie (Starting lives hacked)
53 unique games available.
||Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2023 6:20 am|
Nice work, thank you! I wonder whether this 75-in-1 can work unchanged in an MSX, or whether the equivalent MSX cartridge was ever found and dumped
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2023 1:43 pm
Last edited by LiTaNia on Wed Sep 13, 2023 1:12 am; edited 3 times in total
It's Antarctic Adventure.
It's Comic Bakery.
It's Circus Charlie.
They're Hyper Sports 1 & 2.
They're Hyper Olympic 1 & 2.
It's Magical Tree.
It's Yie Ar Kung-Fu.
It's Konami's Ping Pong. 탁구 (Tag'gu) means ping-pong.
It's Tank Battalion.
It's Monkey Academy. 산수공부 (Sansu Gongbu) means studying arithmetic.
It's Cabbage Patch Kids.
It's Konami's Tennis.
It's Kung-Fu Taikun. 손오공 (Son O Gong) means Sun Wukong/Monkey King. (Son Goku in DBZ is also motivated from him)
It's Konami's Golf.
It's Konami's Baseball. 야구 (Ya'gu) means baseball.
It's Video Hustler. 당구 (Dang'gu) means biliards.
||Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:14 pm|
|Ah, perfect :) - this menu key with translations can help a lot, LiTaNia!|
||Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2023 12:22 am|
Similar multicart for MSX is available and already dumped, called Super Game World 64. Made by same company and has same UI. Multicart for MSX has 'Zemmix'(Consolized MSX in Korea) letter in the game select UI, and for Master System has 'GAMBOY'.
||Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2023 1:09 am|
Good point, and I have that MSX one too and dumped it. I guess that suggests this series was made by either Zemina or Screen Software?
ROM fingerprint for that Zemmix cartridge:
1.0M Super Game World 64 ~ zemmix 64 [MSX] (Zemina) (KR) [_].rom crc32:e50bab84 md5:4243b9bdad704acc0f4d39e7e9dd199d sha1:5f912637565932c2bd7c0d7b9be6ad3dc971f96f sha256:58fc5f6325332f8d4e19d6c44bfe19ae7a685d995e75b1f29ad7f2caad228f47
||Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2023 1:27 pm|
Game list of 11 Hap Gam-Boy
All of games are unique, and Sega MyCard for Mark III/Master System games. No MSX conversion/SG-1000 games available in this cartridge. (and theoretically, can be run on Mega Drive/Genesis)
유령소동: Ghost House
세트라트: Satellite 7
피트포트: Fushigi no Oshiro Pit Pot
기관총사: Comical Machine Gun Joe
스파이군: Spy vs. Spy
테디보이: Teddy Boy Blues
태권소년: My Hero
후레쉬총: Astro Flash
프로야구: Great Baseball (Japanese)
프로축구: Great Soccer (Japanese/Europe)
The first Chinese character means 근우교역, the maker of this multicart. (Same company as Joy Soft, a Korean company released the unlicensed Master System port of C_So!(MSX))
||Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2023 5:29 pm|
Ah, interesting! Any idea what a good translation and/or romanization for 근우교역 might be? Kun-woo Trading perhaps? I had no idea this was the same as Joy Soft, but it does explain many similarities. Also, these same games were found in a Mega Drive cartridge too. Unfrotunately my copy broke (maybe my dumper's fault?) and is no longer readable or dumpable
Earlier I played the games and they were the same, but now only the menu is readable (it has the same bytes as the fully dumped cartridge's menu)