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Revision as of 20:03, September 8, 2012

Fuzhou Waixing Computer Science & Technology Co.,LTD
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Origin Fuzhou, China
Years 1993-present
Consoles NES/Famicom, PC, Game Boy, generic 16/32-bit consoles
Sounds used Waixing, Konami
Aliases ESC Co., Ltd., Fuzhou Coolboy Electronics Co., Ltd (福州酷哥电子有限公司) (possibly)
Related companies Micro Genius, Subor, Nice Code Software
Fuzhou Waixing Computer Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (福州外星电脑科技有限公司 fú zhōu wài xīng diàn nǎo kē jì yǒu xiàn gōng sī, literally Fuzhou Alien Computer Technology Co., Ltd., though now more commonly just called Waixing Technology (外星科技 wài xīng kē jì, literally Alien Technology) is a Chinese company known for making Famicom pirates and other electronics.

Waixing's games are notorious for their usual poor quality, bad music and lacklustre programming. As well as originally developed games they also release Chinese translations of Japanese games under their own name, for example, Fire Emblem.

Atop of this, Waixing also develops games built into various consoles - including those developed by Subor and Macro Winners - notably for various Wii clones such as the Zone 40 and MiWi. Some are Famicom-based (either standard Famiclone hardware, or with an enhanced colour palette) while others use 16-bit or 32-bit architecture. Some of these games were developed by Nice Code Software or Cube Technology, but feature Waixing copyright numbers on the title screen, and in the case of the Nice Code games have different titles and graphics to the versions released elsewhere.

Formation

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Waixing was formed after the split of a joint venture with Micro Genius called Chengdu Tai Jing Da Dong Computer Co, which developed games such as Journey to the West and Aladdin II.[1] Some staff also joined Waixing when Hengmao Electronics, UMC's mainland development team, was closed after the failure of the Super A'can.

According to its website, Waixing is now the "Z R & D center" of Zhong Shan Binary Star Educational Technology Holdings Co., Ltd. Waixing is also the parent company of - or at least in close cooperation with - Subor, a prolific manufacturer of Famicom clones and other consoles and electronics, which is also based in Zhongshan.[2]

Aliases

  • ESC Co. Ltd. (Which likely stands for Extraterrestrial Software Company, as their Chinese name is Alien Technology. They used this name between 1993 and 1996)
  • Fuzhou Coolboy Electronics Co., Ltd (福州酷哥电子有限公司) - certain Waixing games were re-released under this name (usually with title hacks). Some carts have both companies' names, and most Coolboy Famicom carts use the same shell as Waixing's without the moulded Waixing logo, so this may be an alias for Waixing or at least a very closely related company. Probably related to the Coolboy series of handheld consoles by Subor.

Connected companies

  • Bensheng
  • Subor
  • Union Bond - developer of games released by Mars
  • Mars Production - apparently founded to publish games rejected by Waixing[3]

Famicom cartridge games

  • ES-1001 San Guo Zhi - Ying Jie Zhan (三国志英杰传) - Chinese translation and slight hack of Destiny of an Emperor
  • ES-1002 San Guo Zhi III (三国志III)
  • ES-1004 Da Fu Weng (大富翁)
  • ES-1005 Bao Xiao San Guo (爆笑三国)
  • ES-1008 San Shi Liu Ji (三十六计 aka "The Thirty-Six Tricks")
  • ES-1010 Di Dao Zhan (地道战 aka "Tunnel Worfare")
  • ES-1011 Sou Fei Ya De Fu Su (索菲亚的复苏) aka Suo Fei Ya Fu Su: Sheng Guo Hui Zhang (索菲亚复苏 - 圣火徽章) - Chinese translation of Fire Emblem Gaiden
  • ES-1013 Lin Ze Xu Jin Yan (林则徐禁烟 aka "Linzexu Baned the Opium")
  • ES-1014 Robot War IV (第四次机器人大战 Di Si Ci Ji Qi Ren Da Zhan, Super Robot Wars IV) - Chinese translation of SD Gundam Gachapon Senshi 4: New Type Story
  • ES-1017 Mo Yu Ying Xiong Chuan (魔域英雄传, Demon Heroes. aka Hero on Devil Lands)
  • ES-1021 Duo Bao Xiao Ying Hao - Guang Ming Yu An Hei Chuan Shuo (夺宝小英豪 - 光明与黑暗传说)
  • ES-1025 Zheng Jiu Shi Ji (拯救世纪) - A game featuring Prince Ali from Beyond Oasis
  • ES-1030 Shui Hu Zhuan (水浒传)
  • ES-1033 Jing Hua Yuan (镜花缘, Flowers in the Mirror) - A run-and-gun game based on the novel of the same name by Li Ruzhen
  • ES-1034 Xi Tian Qu Jing 2 (西天取经 2, aka Journey to the West 2, sequel to the Micro Genius/Tai Jing Da Dong game)
  • ES-1047 Dragon Quest IV (勇者斗恶龙IV Yong Zhe Dou E Long IV)
  • ES-1048 Dragon Quest VI (勇者斗恶龙VI Yong Zhe Dou E Long VI)
  • ES-1050 Ying Lie Qun Xia Zhuan (英烈群俠傳, aka "Heroes Legend") - Mr Fu Zan of Yanshan Software worked on this game [1]
  • ES-1051 Sui Tang Yan Yi (隋唐演义, Story of Sui and Tang Dynasty) - Shares developers with Tai Jing Da Dong's Aladdin 2
  • ES-1052 Yang Jia Xiang (杨家将, Yang's Troops)
  • ES-1054 Shao Nian You Xia (少年游侠, aka "Young Chivalry")
  • ES-1057 San Guo Zhi: Xiong Ba Tian Xia (三国志 - 雄霸天下 aka "Fighting for Supremacy")
  • ES-1061 Zhen Jia Hou Wang [真假美猴王]
  • ES-1064 Dragonball (七龙珠 Qi Long Zhu)
  • ES-1067 Shen Guo Hui Zhang II Dai (圣火徽章II代) - Chinese translation of Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Ken
  • ES-1074 Chu Liu Xiang (楚留香)
  • ES-1076 Doraemon (机器猫小叮当 Ji Qi Mao Xiao Ding Dang, literally Machine Cat Small Ding Dong, two different Chinese names for Doraemon. Also called "Socat" on some cartridge labels.) - A hack of Somari.
  • ES-1077 Dragon Quest VIII (勇者斗恶龙VIII, Yong Zhe Dou E Long VIII)
  • ES-1078 Grandia (格兰蒂亚 Ge Lan Di Ya, another version of this game is named Fan Kong Jing Ying, released by Henggedianzi)
  • ES-1079 Xiao Ao Jiang Hu (笑傲江湖, Swordsman/The Smiling, Proud Wanderer)
  • ES-1085 Chong Wu Jin Hua Shi (宠物进化史, aka "Pet Evolve". An alternate version is called "Chong Wu Da Jia Zu: Bu Lou Fen Zheng" (宠物大家族-部落纷争, aka "Pet Family"), and has a different title screen)
  • ES-1087 Shui Hu Shen Shou (水浒神兽/水滸神獸)
  • ES-1090 Pokemon Diamond (口袋精灵-钻石 Kou Dai Jing Ling - Zuan Shi, aka 口袋钻石之宠物小精灵2 Kou Dai Zuan Shi Zhi Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling 2)
  • ES-1093 Chong Wu - Fei Cui/Kou Dai Jing Ling - Fei Cui (宠物·翡翠/口袋精灵·翡翠, Pokemon Jade. aka 宠物翡翠 - 宠物小精灵IV Chong Wu Fei Cui - Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling IV) - This game attempts to mimic Keitai Denjuu Telefang
  • ES-1096 Dragonball Z Gaiden (七龙珠Z外传 Qi Long Zhu Z Wai Zhuan)
  • ES-1097 Xi You Ji Hou Zhuan (西游记后传)
  • ES-1098 Zelda: Triforce of the Gods (塞尔达传说-三神之力 Sai Er Da Chuan Shuo: San Shen Zhi Li) - a backport of Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past from the SNES.
  • Age of Empires (帝国時代, Di Guo Shi Dai) - Chinese translation of Final Fantasy II
  • Bing Kuang Ji Dan Zi [风狂鸡蛋仔] (aka Flighty Chicken/Fighty Chicken)
  • Biohazard
  • Chu Han Zheng Ba - The War Between Chu and Han
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Waixing's intro circa 1996

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Waixing's intro circa 1997

  • Commandos [盟军赶死队]
  • Desert Storm (Contra-style game similar to Super Contra 7. Can be found on Qi Sheng Long Famiclones)
  • Digital Dragon [数码暴龙4水晶版 - Digimon 4 Crystal Edition]
  • Dong Zhuo Lie Guo Zhi (东周列国志)
  • Dragon Knife [屠龙刀] (Shares developers with Tai Jing Da Dong's Aladdin 2)
  • Dragon Quest 2/Dragon Quest 5
  • Dragon Quest 7
  • Everquest (A Chinese translation of SNK's Satomi Hakkenden. Also released under the title 八宝奇珠 里见八犬传 Ba Bao Qi Zhu - Li Jian Ba Quan Zhuan)
  • Feng Yun (风云) aka "Traitor Legend"
  • Hua Rong Dao (Can be found on Qi Sheng Long Famiclones. Also known as Trizone Combat on the FC LCD 14-in-1 Study.)
  • Jue Dai Ying Xiong [絕代英雄 - Peerless Hero] (A Chinese translation of SD Gundam Gachapon Senshi 3 Eiyuu Senki)
  • Myth Struggle (Fengshen Bang) - Hack of Dragon Ball Z - Super Butoden 2
  • Ji Du Shan En Chou Ji - Le Comte de Monte Christo
  • Long Zhu Ying Xiong
  • Lu Ye Xian Zong [绿野仙踪 - The Wizard of Oz] aka "God Gives Directions"
  • Luo Ke Ren X [洛克人X - Rockman X] (Chinese translation of Technos' Sugoro Quest: Dice no Senshi Tachi)
  • Mo Fa Men Zhi Ying Xiong Wu Di [魔法门之英雄无敌] (A port of Heroes of Might & Magic, aka M&M Heroes)
  • Monster Maker 1 (怪物制造者1)
  • Monster Maker 2 (怪物制造者2)
  • Napoleon's War (帝国风暴)
  • Pi Nuo Cao De Fu Su [匹诺曹的复苏 -The Recovery of Pinocchio]
  • Pokémon Gold
  • Pokémon Silver
  • Pokémon Red [宠物小精灵 - 红版]
  • San Xia Wu Yi (三侠五义)
  • Shanghai Tycoon (上海大亨, Shanghai Da Heng) aka Da Fu Weng II: Shanghai Da Heng 大富翁II 上海大亨
  • Shen Guo Hui Zhang III Dai (圣火徽章III代) Fire Emblem 3, possibly Little Magic?
  • Super Contra 7 (aka Super Contra 8 and Super Fight 1)
  • Tang Mu Li Xian Ji
  • Xi Tian Qu Jing II (Journey to the West II)
  • Wai Xing Zhan Shi 1, 2 (Phantasy Star 4)
  • Xia Ke Qing - Jing He Ci Qin Wang
  • Xing Ji Wu Shi - Super Fighter (A game made from Cony Soft's fighting engine)
  • Yin He Shi Dai (银河时代) - Chinese translation of Final Fantasy I
  • Yu Zhou Zhan Jiang - Space General
  • Zhan Guo Qun Xiong Zhuan (Note: Bensheng, another Chinese company stole and re-released this game as Zhan Guo Wu Shang. AKA "The Heros of the Warring States")
  • Zheng Ba Shi Ji (争霸世纪) aka 世纪争霸戰 (Shi Ji Zheng Ba Zhan)[4], Europe Sensen
  • Zu Qiu Xiao Jiang (足球小将)

Mars/Union Bond

  • Da Hua Xi You (AKA Chinese Odyssey) [大话西游 - Westward Journey]
  • Darkseed [黑暗之蛊]
  • Final Fantasy V [太空战士5]
  • Pokémon 4-in-1
  • Titanic 1912 [泰坦尼克号]
  • Yuefei
  • Chibi Maruko [櫻桃小丸子][5]

Famiclone/plug & play console games

A number of Famiclones and other plug & play console systems, especially those made by Subor, include games copyrighted to Waixing. Unlike Waixing's Famicom cartridge releases (which are mostly Chinese RPGs), these are usually action or puzzle games.

8-bit (Famiclone)

Many Waixing-copyrighted games on OneBus based Famiclones (VT02 or VT03) consoles are developed by Nice Code Software and are listed on that company's page, but the following are exclusive to Waixing consoles and may have been developed by other companies. They also appear on certain multicarts. Most exist in both VT02 and VT03 versions but some were only produced for one or the other.

  • Boxing - Called Exciting Boxing on the title screen. The intro is similar to those in the Rocky films. On the player select screen, Junior is actually Chuck Liddell from UFC.
  • Boxing Wrestle - Uses a picture of The Rock on the title screen of the VT-03 version.
  • Desert Gunman aka Desert Gun - Hack of Wild Gunman.
  • Diamond - Arkanoid clone, but different to the other version of "Diamond" listed on Nice Code's page; there are no diamonds in this version, the physics are more consistent but it only has one level.
  • Edacity Snakes
  • Fireman - A clone of Flying Hero with only one level.
  • Helli-Mission - Uses a remake of the "Tim 2" tune from Lemmings. Likely developed by Cube Technology.
  • Hitting Mices (sic)
  • Guard Farm - Hack of Duck Hunt.
  • Highway Racing - Heavily based on Road Fighter & uses sound effects from that game, but may or may not be a hack; unlike the original game there are no separate levels and the game just continues until you run out of fuel.
  • Overspeed Racing - A clone of Road Fighter with a 3D perspective which uses sound effects from that game. The HUD in the VT-02 version is stolen from Rad Racer.
  • Penalty Kick - Uses sound effects from Hummer Team's games. Actually says "Penrlty Kick" on the title screen.
  • Police Skill - Hack of Hogan's Alley.
  • Shooting Balloons - Misspelled as Shooting Ballons on some Famiclones.
  • Table Tennis (Famicom Mobile version) - Clone of Pong. Some versions have different graphics. A version of the music in this game was used in a casino plug & play console by V-Tac.
  • Table Tennis (Vii version) - The intro music uses Sunsoft's sound engine.
  • Tank - Hack or very close clone of Battle City

These consoles often include versions of certain games previously released by both Waixing and Inventor, such as:

  • Super Fight I (a version of Super Contra 7)
  • Desert Storm
  • Dragon Knife
  • Happy Biqi
  • Hua Rong Dao
  • F-22 (Inventor)
  • Jurassic Park (probably Inventor)
  • Monkey King (possibly Inventor)

These games are usually severely cut-down; the original Inventor version of F-22 has 16 levels, whereas Waixing's Famiclone version only has 3.[6]

16-bit

These games are usually found built into Wii clones or generic handhelds. Some are updated versions of 8-bit games.

  • Bomberman
  • Commander aka Super X-man - a Contra clone. Commander still has a voice clip saying "Super X-man" on the title screen. At least one version of Super X-man has no voice and appears to be more advanced (including multiple selectable characters)
  • Diamond
  • Edacity Snakes - Rips off Sonic the Hedgehog's title screen.
  • Fish War
  • Hitting Mices aka Mouse Bang - uses a remake of the Donkey Kong theme as well as artwork from Donkey Kong Country and Tom & Jerry. Mouse Bang replaces Donkey Kong with a modified version of Woody from Toy Story but retains the Donkey Kong music.
  • Highway Racing
  • Merry Noshery
  • Overspeed Racing
  • Protean Girl
  • Saving Rabbit Bill
  • Square
  • Shooting Balloons - Misspelled as Shooting Ballons on some consoles.

Game Boy games

  • ES-2006 Guang Ming Zhi Zi
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    Game Boy logos. Top logo is from Fantasy Life (in-house games), bottom one from V.Fame re-releases.

  • ES-2014 Huo Yan Wen Zhang - a port of Fire Emblem Gaiden
  • ES-???? Huanxiang Rensheng (Fantasy Life) - an original board game/RPG hybrid based loosely on Milton Bradley's Game of Life.
  • ES-???? Tian Dao 108 Xing (天導108星) - Minor hack of V.Fame's Shui Hu Shen Shou released in 2003.
  • ES-???? Inner Senses (異度空間) - Minor hack of V.Fame's Shi Kong Xing Shou released in 2003.

Trivia

  • Some of Waixing's earliest games used PC Paint fonts.
  • Waixing's English name is the romanization of "alien planet" (外星 - wai xing)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://s4.zetaboards.com/PGC_Forums/topic/8014265/1/#new
  2. http://suborchina.en.alibaba.com/aboutus.html
  3. http://cinnamonpirate.com/2008/03/tonight-we-board-in-hell/
  4. http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=683.msg94421#msg94421
  5. http://www.geocities.jp/rinkaku89/pachigame2/41_fc_maruko.html
  6. http://www14.plala.or.jp/you2hp/shouhaou/shouhaou_010~1.html

External links

Official Waixing website

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