BMB (possibly pronounced as "VMV" since these are Cyrillic letters) is the only known alias of a developer closely related to KDS, the publisher who distributed most of their games on Mega Drive on the Russian-speaking market. Typically, they go uncredited in their games, but there are enough similarities between their games to be identifiable as a single developer. It's unknown what BMB stands for exactly, but it most likely might be the developer's initials.

Common elements in their games[edit | edit source]

  • With a few exceptions, most of their games are either sidescrolling platformers or clones of Battle City.
  • The font used in their games are taken from the Russian fan-translation of Super Mario Bros. 3 for NES, released in 1999.
  • The introductory and ending cutscenes consist of one or more still images, usually with simple writing style.
  • Most of the assets are directly plagiarized, especially the music, which is also sometimes reused in multiple games at once. This can be explained by BMB using VGM Music Maker's native sound engine. Since they're unable to produce music on their own, a lot of sample songs from both VGMMM and TFM Music Maker, were used as well. As a matter of fact, almost all sound effects are taken from Uwol: Quest for Money.
  • Some level tiles or collectables are either laid out to spell "BMB" or the background objects contain those letters directly.
  • Violent and/or gory Continue and Game Over screens. In reality, few of their games have this, but the ones that do have become well-known to the point that they are perhaps the best-known element of BMB's games.
    • The Continue screen is typically accompanied by a slightly sped-up version of the title screen music from Uwol: Quest for Money.

Games[edit | edit source]

Original games[edit | edit source]

Name Released Description Cartridge No.
Angry Birds in Russia 2013 A Russian version of Angry Birds.
Angry Birds: Star Wars 2013 A bootleg of Angry Birds Star Wars.
Ben 10 2012
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Port of the NES game of the same name.
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 Port of the NES game of the same name.
Darkwing Duck
Felix the Cat 2011(?) A NES port from the original game.
Iron Man 2014
Lego Batman 2014 A platformer featuring a remixed version of Corneria from Star Fox, and graphics stolen from Lego Batman: The Mobile Game.
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Summer 2014
Mario 3: Around the World 2011(?)
Mario 4: Space Odyssey 2011(?)
Plants vs. Zombies 2013(?) A PC / Android port from the original game.
Tanki 2011 2011 A Battle City clone.
The Adventures of the Gummi Bears 2014
TMNT - The Legend Returns
World of Tanks A Battle City clone.

Hacks[edit | edit source]

Name Released Description Cartridge No.
Avatar Hack of Mystic Defender.
Call of Duty Ghosts 2013 or 2014 Hack of Time Trax.
Kung Fu Panda Hack of Brutal: Paws of Fury.
Pirates of the Carribean:
On Stranger Tides
Hack of Uncharted waters 2:new horizons
Shrek 2011(?) Hack of Yogi Bear.
Shrek 2 Hack of The Ottifants.
Smeshariki 2003-2010 Hack of Mr. Nutz.

Unconfirmed[edit | edit source]

Name Released Description Cartridge No.
Despicable Me 2 Hack of Bubble and Squeak.
Grand Theft Auto V 2014 Hack of Outlander.
SpongeBob SquarePants 2012 Hack of Cool Spot.
Tanki Klassika Another Battle City clone.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The font commonly used for the text is similar to the one in Super Mario World for the SNES.
  • Some of the songs used in their games are imported from TFM Music Maker, a sister project to VGM Music Maker, both developed by Shiru. This music tracker is capable of creating songs for TurboSound FM, a soundboard created for ZX Spectrum and its' clones which contains an FM synth chip similar to Mega Drive's. Matter of fact, these songs were made by a number of people prominent on the ZX Spectrum demoscene, such as Shiru, Karbofos, and Alone Coder - but none of them got credited. Also at least one song was converted from a Commodore Amiga .mod file: a cover of the Super Mario Bros. overworld theme by Nighthawk.
  • While not common, another identifying factor of BMB's is background tiles being arranged to resemble small Mario's head from Super Mario Bros.. This shows up in Lego Batman and The Adventures of the Gummi Bears.
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