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|years = 1992-2010
 
|years = 1992-2010
 
|consoles = Famicom, [[Famiclone#VT02/VT03 & OneBus|VT03]], PC, XaviX
 
|consoles = Famicom, [[Famiclone#VT02/VT03 & OneBus|VT03]], PC, XaviX
|firstgame = ''[[Jing Ke Xin Zhuan]]''
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|firstgame = ''[[Jing Ke Xin Zhuan]]'' (1992)
|lastgame = ''[[ZDog]]'' <small>(plug & play console)</small>
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|lastgame = ''[[ZDog]]'' <small>(plug & play console)</small> (2006)
 
|sounds = [[Hummer Sound Engine]]
 
|sounds = [[Hummer Sound Engine]]
 
|engines = Somari engine, [[Street Fighter II Engine]], and others
 
|engines = Somari engine, [[Street Fighter II Engine]], and others
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|connected = [[Computer & Entertainment|C&E]]
 
|connected = [[Computer & Entertainment|C&E]]
 
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'''Hummer Team''' ({{Mousetext|悍馬小組|Hanyu Pinyin: hànmǎ xiǎozǔ}}) was a pirate game developer that originated in 1992 after a few members left [[Computer & Entertainment|C&amp;E]]. They were known for making what many consider decent NES ports of games that were on more advanced consoles along with having games published by many different companies including SuperTone, [[Cony Soft|Yoko Soft]], [[J.Y. Company]] and [[Ka Sheng]]. The team seems to have significantly reduced in size during the 64-bit era, but the remaining members continued to make games until at least 2006, mostly for [[multicarts]] and plug & play [[Famiclone]]s (later [[Famiclone#VT02/VT03 & OneBus|VT03]]-based) and some XaviX games. Hummer Technology closed their doors in 2010.
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'''Hummer Team''' ({{Mousetext|悍馬小組|Hanyu Pinyin: hànmǎ xiǎozǔ}}) was a pirate game developer that originated in 1992 after a few members left [[Computer & Entertainment|C&amp;E]]. They were known for making what many consider decent NES ports of games that were on more advanced consoles along with having games published by many different companies including SuperTone, [[Cony Soft|Yoko Soft]], [[J.Y. Company]], and [[Ka Sheng]]. The team seems to have significantly reduced in size during the 64-bit era, but the remaining members continued to make games until at least 2006, mostly for [[multicarts]] and plug & play [[Famiclone]]s (later [[Famiclone#VT02/VT03 & OneBus|VT03]]-based) and some XaviX games. Hummer Technology closed their doors in 2010.
   
 
== Aliases ==
 
== Aliases ==
*Somari Team (used before 1995) - Supertone misspelled Somari Team as Someri Team on both [[AV Bishoujo Senshi Girl Fighting]] and [[Somari]] covers.
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*Somari Team (used before 1995) - SuperTone misspelled Somari Team as Someri Team on both ''[[AV Bishoujo Senshi Girl Fighting]]'' and ''[[Somari]]'' covers.
*Jing Tay Team (Seen in [[Tiny Toon Adventures 6]]) - As a reference to [[J.Y. Company]].
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*Jing Tay Team (Seen in ''[[Tiny Toon Adventures 6]]'') - As a reference to [[J.Y. Company]].
*Copyright (As seen in [[Super Mario World (Famicom)|Super Mario World]] & [[Aladdin (Hummer Team)|Aladdin]] - technically not an alias but still an identifying factor, most developers don't write the word "Copyright" in full)
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*Copyright (As seen in [[Super Mario World (Famicom)|''Super Mario World'']] & [[Aladdin (Hummer Team)|''Aladdin'']] - technically not an alias but still an identifying factor, most developers don't write the word "Copyright" in full)
 
*Hummer Technology Co., Ltd. / Simmer Technology Co., Ltd. (2005-2010)
 
*Hummer Technology Co., Ltd. / Simmer Technology Co., Ltd. (2005-2010)
   
 
== Staff ==
 
== Staff ==
 
*Hummer Cheng - Head, composer, programmer. One of the remaining staff members in 2006.
 
*Hummer Cheng - Head, composer, programmer. One of the remaining staff members in 2006.
*Silvers Lin - Programmer, producer, was part of C&E. Name can be found in [[Aladdin (Hummer Team)|Aladdin]] through a hex editor. "Hung Hsiang _ Lin" in [[Donkey Kong Country 4]].
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*Silvers Lin - Programmer, producer, was part of C&E. Name can be found in ''Aladdin'' through a hex editor. "Hung Hsiang _ Lin" in ''[[Donkey Kong Country 4]]''.
*Kathy Chen - Graphics, was part of C&E. Credited as Kathy Chiang in [[Tiny Toon Adventures 6]]. Acording to Hummer Cheng, she designed all of the Hummer Team characters.
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*Kathy Chen - Graphics, was part of C&E. Credited as Kathy Chiang in ''Tiny Toon Adventures 6''. Acording to Hummer Cheng, she designed all of the Hummer Team characters.
 
*Carroll Wu - Graphics. One of the remaining staff members in 2006 (ZDog graphic artist).
 
*Carroll Wu - Graphics. One of the remaining staff members in 2006 (ZDog graphic artist).
*Chris Ho - Programmer, first credited on [[Titenic]] and one of the remaining staff members in 2006.
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*Chris Ho - Programmer, first credited on ''[[Titenic]]'' and one of the remaining staff members in 2006.
*Stevin Hseih - (Engine) programmer. S.S Hsieh in [[Donkey Kong Country 4]].
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*Stevin Hseih - (Engine) programmer. S.S Hsieh in ''Donkey Kong Country 4''.
*Terrissa Mao (Yao?) - Graphics, YAO appears on the background of the first stage in [[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]].
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*Terrissa Mao (Yao?) - Graphics, YAO appears on the background of the first stage in ''[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]]''.
*Say Lee - Graphics, credited in [[Tiny Toon Adventures 6]], and SAY appears next to YAO in SFZ2'97.
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*Say Lee - Graphics, credited in ''Tiny Toon Adventures 6'', and SAY appears next to YAO in SFZ2'97.
*Y.Y.C - Graphics, was credited in [[Earthworm Jim 3]] and [[Donkey Kong Country 4]]. Possibly credited as "Huei Fan" in [[Mortal Kombat 3]]
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*Y.Y.C - Graphics, was credited in ''[[Earthworm Jim 3]]'' and ''Donkey Kong Country 4''. Possibly credited as "Huei Fan" in ''[[Mortal Kombat 3]]''.
   
 
This is a list of people who have appeared in Hummer Team's credits. However, it is unknown if these are real people or just nicknames:
 
This is a list of people who have appeared in Hummer Team's credits. However, it is unknown if these are real people or just nicknames:
*Alex Yeu - Sound designer, never seen in JY games but was credited in [[Earthworm Jim 3]] and [[Ultimate Mortal Kombat 4]] for music. Likely Hummer Cheng.
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*Alex Yeu - Sound designer, never seen in JY games but was credited in ''Earthworm Jim 3'' and ''Ultimate Mortal Kombat 4'' for music. Likely Hummer Cheng.
*Barbara King - Sound designer for [[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior]] and [[Street Fighter IV]] (under B.B. King).
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*Barbara King - Sound designer for ''[[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior]]'' and ''[[Street Fighter IV]]'' (under B.B. King).
*Ming June - Programmer, only appeared in [[Earthworm Jim 3]]. A "Chen Ming Jiun" is credited in C&E's [[Sheng Huo Lie Zhuan]] & Hwang Shinwei used a similar nickname for Block Force (Hwang Jiun Ming)
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*Ming June - Programmer, only appeared in ''Earthworm Jim 3''. A "Chen Ming Jiun" is credited in C&E's ''[[Sheng Huo Lie Zhuan]]'' & Hwang Shinwei used a similar nickname for ''[[Block Force]]'' (Hwang Jiun Ming)
*Juing Long - Programmer in [[Mortal Kombat 3]]. Probably the same as above.
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*Juing Long - Programmer in ''Mortal Kombat 3''. Probably the same as above.
   
All the names used before J.Y. Company era (particularly in [[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior]] and [[Street Fighter IV]]) are too hard to track because they are a lot more generic and different than the ones used in 1997.
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All the names used before J.Y. Company era (particularly in ''Street Fighter II: The World Warrior'' and ''Street Fighter IV'') are too hard to track because they are a lot more generic and different than the ones used in 1997.
   
 
== Games ==
 
== Games ==
These are games that are known to be made by them.
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These are games that are known to be made by them. The games are listed by publishers and chronologically. The IDs of the main reprints or secondary variants are given in parenthesis.
   
 
=== NES / Famicom ===
 
=== NES / Famicom ===
SuperTone, Ge De Industry, and Yoko Soft era:
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==== Supertone Electronics ====
*[[Jing Ke Xin Zhuan]] (SuperTone) - 1992
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{|class="wikitable"
*[[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior]] (Yoko Soft) - 1992
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!width="290"|Name
*[[Master Fighter VI']] (Yoko Soft) - 1993
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!width="90"|Released
*[[Street Fighter IV]] (Gouder Co.) - 1993
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!width="300"|Description
*[[Kart Fighter]] (Ge De Industry Co.) - 1994-5
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!width="120"|Cart No.
*[[Somari]] (Someri Team, released by Ge De Industry Co.) - 1994 (With its hacks being published by [[Ka Sheng]] in 1996-97)
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*[[AV Bishoujo Senshi Girl Fighting]] (Someri Team, released by Ge De Industry Co.) - 1994
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|align="center"|''[[Jing Ke Xin Zhuan]]''<br />(荊軻新傳)
*[[AV Jiu Ji Ma Jiang II]] - 1995 (Published by Ge De Industry and later reprinted by [[Ka Sheng|KaSheng]])
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|align="center"|1992
*[[Garou Densetsu Special]] - 1995 (Later published and hacked multiple times by KaSheng)
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|Chinese-language RPG, Hummer Team first production.
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|align="center"|S-01
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior]]''
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|align="center" rowspan="2"|1992
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|align="center" rowspan="2"|A port of the Super Famicom version of ''Street Fighter II''. It was also retailed as ''Master Fighter II'' to avoid copyright infringements.
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|align="center" rowspan="2"|YOKO-Y1
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|-
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|align="center"|''Master Fighter II: The World Warrior''
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Master Fighter VI']]''
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|align="center"|1993
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|An enhanced version of ''Street Fighter II'' with new characters, better graphics and more stages.
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|align="center"|YOKO-Y1
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Street Fighter IV]]''<br />(快打傳説)
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|align="center" |1993
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|Another Street Fighter clone with completly original characters, music and stages. Also known as ''The Legend''.
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|align="center" |GD-01 (box)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Somari]]''<br />(音速瑪莉)
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|align="center" |1994
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|Platformer inspired by ''Sonic 2'' with Mario as the main character. Numerous version replacing Mario by Sonic were released by [[Ka Sheng]].
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|align="center" |(NT-616)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[AV Bishoujo Senshi Girl Fighting]]''<br />(AV美少女戦士)
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|align="center" |1994-1995
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|''Street Fighter II'' type of game with adult oriented content.
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|align="center" |
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[AV Jiu Ji Ma Jiang II]]''<br />(AV究極麻將II)
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|align="center" |1995 (?)
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|Two players Mahjong targeted at adults. Later re-released by [[Ka Sheng]].
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|align="center" |
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Kart Fighter]]''<br>(瑪莉快打)
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|align="center" |1995
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|Super Mario Kart themed ''Street Fighter II'' type of game.
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|align="center" |
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Garou Densetsu Special]]''<br>(饿狼伝说)
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|align="center" |1995
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|Port of ''Fatal Fury Special''. It was later re-released by [[Ka Sheng]], modified numerous time to feature a new title screen and character selection screen for the same publisher.
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|align="center" |(NT-644)
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|}
   
[[J.Y. Company]] and [[Ka Sheng]] era:
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==== Yoko Soft ====
*[[Dragon Ball Z - Super Butoden 2]] (JY) - 1994
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{|class="wikitable"
*[[Mortal Kombat II (Hummer Team)|Mortal Kombat II]] (JY) - 1994 (Hacked to produce an '18 Peoples' version)
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!width="290" |Name
*[[Aladdin (Hummer Team)|Aladdin]] (JY) - 1995 (Hacked multiple times to produce title screen hacks, as well as Popeye II: Travels in Persia)
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!width="90" |Released
*[[Mortal Kombat II Special]] (JY) - 1995 (Hacked to produce Mortal Kombat III Special and Mortal Kombat 3 Special 56 Peoples)
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!width="300" |Description
*[[Power Rangers III]] (JY) - 1995 (Hacked to produce Power Rangers IV)
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!width="120" |Cart No.
*[[Super Mario World (Famicom)|Super Mario World]] (JY) - 1995
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|-
*[[Shin Samurai Spirits 2]] (JY) - 1996
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|align="center"|''[[Street Fighter II: The World Warrior]]''
*[[Sanguo Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng]] (Ka Sheng) - 1996 (Modified and rereleased by ABAB Soft in the 2000s)
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|align="center" rowspan="2"|1992
*[[Tekken 2]] (JY) - 1996 (Bundled with a hack called Toshinden)
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|align="center" rowspan="2"|A port of the Super Famicom version of ''Street Fighter II''. It was also retailed as ''Master Fighter II'' to avoid copyright infringements.
*[[Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final]] (Ka Sheng) - 1996 (Exists in both English and Chinese, hacked multiple times)
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|align="center" rowspan="2"|YOKO-Y1
*[[Donkey Kong Country 4]] (JY) - 1997 (Bundled with a hack called Jungle Book 2 which was also sold on single cartridge.)
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|-
*[[Earthworm Jim 3]] (Ka Sheng) - 1997
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|''Master Fighter II: The World Warrior''
*[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]] (Ka Sheng) - 1997 (Later hacked to produce Street Fighter Zero 2)
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|-
*[[Tiny Toon Adventures 6]] (JY) - 1997
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|align="center"|''[[Master Fighter VI']]''
*[[Ultimate Mortal Kombat 4]] (Ka Sheng) - 1997
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|align="center"|1993
*[[King of Fighters '96]] (Ka Sheng) - 1998 (Made for JY Company, but published by Ka Sheng)
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|An enhanced version of ''Street Fighter II'' with new characters, better graphics and more stages.
*[[Final Fight 3]] (JY) - 1998
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|align="center"|YOKO-Y1
These were made by only a few members of Hummer Team after 1998. Their original publisher is unknown, although some of these games were rereleased by ABAB Soft, and some were only released on a [[Super New Year Cart 15-in-1|15-in-1]] multicart by 鴻景 (Hong Jing). Panda Adventure on the Super Cool Boy 4-in-1 has a Rinco (Ramar International) logo in the tiles, and Ramar produced some game cartridges around 2000 that were only sold in mainland China,<ref>http://s4.zetaboards.com/PGC_Forums/topic/8367840/1/#new</ref> so they may have been the original publishers. Some of these games later appeared on [[Trump Grand Manufacturing Co.|Trump Grand]] Famiclones such as the Power Joy Supermax. Some of the games made by them seems to be made for the Dance Map Pheripheral. But this is yet to be confirmed.
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|}
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==== J.Y. Company ====
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{|class="wikitable"
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!width="290" |Name
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!width="90" |Released
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!width="300" |Description
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!width="120" |Cart No.
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Mortal Kombat II]]''<br />(真人快打II)
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|align="center"|1994
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|A port of the SNES version of ''Mortal Kombat''. This may have been J.Y. Company's first release from Hummer Team. It was also hacked and released first as Mortal Kombat III Turbo under J.Y. Company.
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|align="center"|First prints had no IDs.
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(JY-011, JY-024, JY-026 (A/B))
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Dragon Ball Z - Super Butoden 2]]''
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|align="center" |1994
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|A port of the Super Famicom game ''Dragon Ball Z - Super Butoden 2.''
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|align="center" |
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First print had no ID.
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(JY-012)
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|-
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|align="center" |[[Aladdin (Hummer Team)|''Aladdin'']]<br />(阿拉丁)
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|align="center" |1995
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|A port of Capcom's ''Aladdin'' for the SNES. It was re-released under numbered sequels and had a DIP switch variant hack known as ''Popeye II - Travels in Persia''.
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|align="center" |First print had no ID. (JY-025, JY-026, JY-027)
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|-
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|align="center" |[[Super Mario World (Famicom)|''Super Mario World'']]<br>(超级马里奥世界)
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|align="center" |1995
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|A port of ''Super Mario World''.
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|align="center" |JY-028 (028)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Mortal Kombat II Special]]''<br />(眞人快打II 特別版)
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|align="center" |1995
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|A port of the SNES version of ''Mortal Kombat II''. It had a DIP switch variant known as ''Mortal Kombat III Special'' that duplicates the roster. J.Y. Company later released a hacked version called ''Mortal Kombat 3 Special 56 Peoples''.
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|align="center" |JY-029 (JY-030, JY-074)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Mighty Morphin Power Rangers III]]''
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''<nowiki/>''
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|align="center" |1995
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|A port of the SNES versino of'' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers''. A hack was later released called ''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie IV''.
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|align="center" |JY-059 (JY-073)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Shin Samurai Spirits 2]]''<br />(真侍魂II)
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|align="center" |1996
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|A port of ''Samurai Shodown II''.
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|align="center" |JY-083 (TP-083)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Tekken 2]]''
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|align="center" |1996
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|A port of the PlayStation version of ''Tekken''. It had a DIP switch variant called ''Battle Arena Toshiden''.
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|align="center" |JY-092 (JY-091)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Donkey Kong Country 4]]''<br>(大金剛4)
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|align="center" |1997
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|A port of ''Donkey Kong Country''. It had a DIP switch variant hack known as ''Jungle Book 2''.
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|align="center" |JY-033 (JY-032)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Tiny Toon Adventures 6]]''
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|align="center" |1997
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|A port of ''Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break''.
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|align="center" |JY-115 (EL-002)
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|-
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|align="center" |''[[Final Fight 3]]''
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|align="center" |1998
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|A port of ''Final Fight 3''. J.Y. Company's final original game, also the last game they've released from Hummer Team.
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|align="center" |JY-116
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|}
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==== Ka Sheng ====
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{|class="wikitable"
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!width="290" |Name
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!width="90" |Released
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!width="300" |Description
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!width="120" |Cart No.
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Sanguo Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng]]''<br />(三國春秋 四川省)
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|align="center"|1996
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|A Mahjong solitaire (Shisensho) with a story mode and a versus mode. It was later released by [[ABAB Soft]] and other Plug & Play manufacturers.
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|align="center"|
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final]]''
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|align="center"|1996
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|A port of the game of the same name. Chinese and English versions exists. Two hacks, released by Ka Sheng also exist.
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|align="center"|(NT-642)
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Earthworm Jim 3]]''<br>(蚯蚓吉姆3)
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|align="center"|1997
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|A Famicom backport of ''Earthworm Jim'' for the Super Nintendo.
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|align="center"|NT-876
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Street Fighter Zero 2 '97]]''
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|align="center"|Late 1997 or 1998
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|Backport of the ''Street Fighter Zero''. Two versions exists and were released under the same cover. The later versions removes the introduction sequence and most of the characters, retaining only four.
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|align="center"|NT 6037
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[Mortal Kombat 3]]''
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|align="center"|1997-1998
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|Mortal Kombat backport, was modified numerous time to feature different sized rosters and title screen. The game is also known as ''Ultimate Mortal Kombat 4''.
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|align="center"|
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|-
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|align="center"|''[[The King of Fighters '96]]''
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|align="center"|1998
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|King of Fighters backport originally developed for [[J.Y. Company]] but ultimately released by [[Ka Sheng]].
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|align="center"| NT6101
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|}
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==== Others ====
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The following games were made by only a few members of Hummer Team after 1998. Their original publisher is unknown, although some of these games were rereleased by ABAB Soft, and some were only released on a [[Super New Year Cart 15-in-1|15-in-1]] multicart by 鴻景 (Hong Jing). Panda Adventure on the Super Cool Boy 4-in-1 has a Rinco (Ramar International) logo in the tiles, and Ramar produced some game cartridges around 2000 that were only sold in mainland China,<ref>http://s4.zetaboards.com/PGC_Forums/topic/8367840/1/#new</ref> so they may have been the original publishers. Some of these games later appeared on [[Trump Grand Manufacturing Co.|Trump Grand]] Famiclones such as the Power Joy Supermax. Some of the games made by them seems to be made for the Dance Map Pheripheral. But this is yet to be confirmed.
 
*[[Dragon Running]] (A Racing Game Similar to Track & Field's 100 Meter Race. Only uses the DPad.)
 
*[[Dragon Running]] (A Racing Game Similar to Track & Field's 100 Meter Race. Only uses the DPad.)
 
*Dance Y2K (May be the game below)
 
*Dance Y2K (May be the game below)
*Finger DDR (A Dance Dance Revolution game with Butterfly as the only celectable game. Only uses the DPad.)
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*Finger DDR (A ''Dance Dance Revolution'' game with Butterfly as the only celectable game. Only uses the DPad.)
*King Fishing (A bass fishing simulator game found in a fishing rod shaped plug and play)
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*[[King Fishing]] (A bass fishing simulator game found in a fishing rod shaped plug and play)
 
*[[Panda Adventure]]/Pink Jelly/Rings (A game where you walk from side to side.)
 
*[[Panda Adventure]]/Pink Jelly/Rings (A game where you walk from side to side.)
 
*Ping Pong (Table Tenis Game.)
 
*Ping Pong (Table Tenis Game.)
 
*Soccer of the World (uses DKC4 music; later released by [[Fuzhou Waixing Computer Science & Technology Co.,LTD|Waixing]] as Penalty Kick)
 
*Soccer of the World (uses DKC4 music; later released by [[Fuzhou Waixing Computer Science & Technology Co.,LTD|Waixing]] as Penalty Kick)
*[[Space Shuttle Exploration]] (A shooting game. the game over screen sound similar to Tekken 2's Character Selecting Screen's music.)
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*[[Space Shuttle Exploration]] (A shooting game. the game over screen sound similar to ''Tekken 2''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s Character Selecting Screen's music.)
 
*[[The Egg]] / The Duck (Duck Hunt clone with DKC4's music)
 
*[[The Egg]] / The Duck (Duck Hunt clone with DKC4's music)
 
*[[Titenic]] / [[Harry's Legend]] (A Beat-Em Up game. Originally going to be published by Ka Sheng)
 
*[[Titenic]] / [[Harry's Legend]] (A Beat-Em Up game. Originally going to be published by Ka Sheng)
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*[[War of Strike Mouse]] (A Whack-A-Mole game. Only uses the DPad.)
 
*[[War of Strike Mouse]] (A Whack-A-Mole game. Only uses the DPad.)
   
==== XaviX ====
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=== XaviX ===
*Acording to Hummer Cheng, Hummer Team helped and designed some XaviX Game.
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Hummer Team helped and designed some XaviX Game, their is only one confirmed title so far.
**XaviX Ping-Pong (SSD) - 2005
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* XaviX Ping-Pong (SSD) - 2005
   
 
=== Plug & play consoles ===
 
=== Plug & play consoles ===
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{Companies}}
 
{{Companies}}
 
[[ru: Hummer Team]]
 
[[ru: Hummer Team]]

Revision as of 17:26, February 12, 2020

Hummer Team
悍馬小組
Hummer tech
Hummer Technology logo.
Origin Taipei, Taiwan
Years 1992-2010
Consoles Famicom, VT03, PC, XaviX
First Game Jing Ke Xin Zhuan (1992)
Last Game ZDog (plug & play console) (2006)
Sounds used Hummer Sound Engine
Engines used Somari engine, Street Fighter II Engine, and others
Aliases Hummer Technology, Jing Tay Team, Simmer Technology, Somari Team
Games published by Supertone Electronics, Yoko Soft, J.Y. Company, Ka Sheng, Rinco, Trump Grand, ABAB Soft, Zechess, Hong Jin
Related companies C&E

Hummer Team (悍馬小組) was a pirate game developer that originated in 1992 after a few members left C&E. They were known for making what many consider decent NES ports of games that were on more advanced consoles along with having games published by many different companies including SuperTone, Yoko Soft, J.Y. Company, and Ka Sheng. The team seems to have significantly reduced in size during the 64-bit era, but the remaining members continued to make games until at least 2006, mostly for multicarts and plug & play Famiclones (later VT03-based) and some XaviX games. Hummer Technology closed their doors in 2010.

Aliases

Staff

  • Hummer Cheng - Head, composer, programmer. One of the remaining staff members in 2006.
  • Silvers Lin - Programmer, producer, was part of C&E. Name can be found in Aladdin through a hex editor. "Hung Hsiang _ Lin" in Donkey Kong Country 4.
  • Kathy Chen - Graphics, was part of C&E. Credited as Kathy Chiang in Tiny Toon Adventures 6. Acording to Hummer Cheng, she designed all of the Hummer Team characters.
  • Carroll Wu - Graphics. One of the remaining staff members in 2006 (ZDog graphic artist).
  • Chris Ho - Programmer, first credited on Titenic and one of the remaining staff members in 2006.
  • Stevin Hseih - (Engine) programmer. S.S Hsieh in Donkey Kong Country 4.
  • Terrissa Mao (Yao?) - Graphics, YAO appears on the background of the first stage in Street Fighter Zero 2 '97.
  • Say Lee - Graphics, credited in Tiny Toon Adventures 6, and SAY appears next to YAO in SFZ2'97.
  • Y.Y.C - Graphics, was credited in Earthworm Jim 3 and Donkey Kong Country 4. Possibly credited as "Huei Fan" in Mortal Kombat 3.

This is a list of people who have appeared in Hummer Team's credits. However, it is unknown if these are real people or just nicknames:

  • Alex Yeu - Sound designer, never seen in JY games but was credited in Earthworm Jim 3 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 4 for music. Likely Hummer Cheng.
  • Barbara King - Sound designer for Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter IV (under B.B. King).
  • Ming June - Programmer, only appeared in Earthworm Jim 3. A "Chen Ming Jiun" is credited in C&E's Sheng Huo Lie Zhuan & Hwang Shinwei used a similar nickname for Block Force (Hwang Jiun Ming)
  • Juing Long - Programmer in Mortal Kombat 3. Probably the same as above.

All the names used before J.Y. Company era (particularly in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter IV) are too hard to track because they are a lot more generic and different than the ones used in 1997.

Games

These are games that are known to be made by them. The games are listed by publishers and chronologically. The IDs of the main reprints or secondary variants are given in parenthesis.

NES / Famicom

Supertone Electronics

Name Released Description Cart No.
Jing Ke Xin Zhuan
(荊軻新傳)
1992 Chinese-language RPG, Hummer Team first production. S-01
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1992 A port of the Super Famicom version of Street Fighter II. It was also retailed as Master Fighter II to avoid copyright infringements. YOKO-Y1
Master Fighter II: The World Warrior
Master Fighter VI' 1993 An enhanced version of Street Fighter II with new characters, better graphics and more stages. YOKO-Y1
Street Fighter IV
(快打傳説)
1993 Another Street Fighter clone with completly original characters, music and stages. Also known as The Legend. GD-01 (box)
Somari
(音速瑪莉)
1994 Platformer inspired by Sonic 2 with Mario as the main character. Numerous version replacing Mario by Sonic were released by Ka Sheng. (NT-616)
AV Bishoujo Senshi Girl Fighting
(AV美少女戦士)
1994-1995 Street Fighter II type of game with adult oriented content.
AV Jiu Ji Ma Jiang II
(AV究極麻將II)
1995 (?) Two players Mahjong targeted at adults. Later re-released by Ka Sheng.
Kart Fighter
(瑪莉快打)
1995 Super Mario Kart themed Street Fighter II type of game.
Garou Densetsu Special
(饿狼伝说)
1995 Port of Fatal Fury Special. It was later re-released by Ka Sheng, modified numerous time to feature a new title screen and character selection screen for the same publisher. (NT-644)

Yoko Soft

Name Released Description Cart No.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1992 A port of the Super Famicom version of Street Fighter II. It was also retailed as Master Fighter II to avoid copyright infringements. YOKO-Y1
Master Fighter II: The World Warrior
Master Fighter VI' 1993 An enhanced version of Street Fighter II with new characters, better graphics and more stages. YOKO-Y1

J.Y. Company

Name Released Description Cart No.
Mortal Kombat II
(真人快打II)
1994 A port of the SNES version of Mortal Kombat. This may have been J.Y. Company's first release from Hummer Team. It was also hacked and released first as Mortal Kombat III Turbo under J.Y. Company. First prints had no IDs.

(JY-011, JY-024, JY-026 (A/B))

Dragon Ball Z - Super Butoden 2 1994 A port of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z - Super Butoden 2.

First print had no ID. (JY-012)

Aladdin
(阿拉丁)
1995 A port of Capcom's Aladdin for the SNES. It was re-released under numbered sequels and had a DIP switch variant hack known as Popeye II - Travels in Persia. First print had no ID. (JY-025, JY-026, JY-027)
Super Mario World
(超级马里奥世界)
1995 A port of Super Mario World. JY-028 (028)
Mortal Kombat II Special
(眞人快打II 特別版)
1995 A port of the SNES version of Mortal Kombat II. It had a DIP switch variant known as Mortal Kombat III Special that duplicates the roster. J.Y. Company later released a hacked version called Mortal Kombat 3 Special 56 Peoples. JY-029 (JY-030, JY-074)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers III

1995 A port of the SNES versino of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. A hack was later released called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie IV. JY-059 (JY-073)
Shin Samurai Spirits 2
(真侍魂II)
1996 A port of Samurai Shodown II. JY-083 (TP-083)
Tekken 2 1996 A port of the PlayStation version of Tekken. It had a DIP switch variant called Battle Arena Toshiden. JY-092 (JY-091)
Donkey Kong Country 4
(大金剛4)
1997 A port of Donkey Kong Country. It had a DIP switch variant hack known as Jungle Book 2. JY-033 (JY-032)
Tiny Toon Adventures 6 1997 A port of Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break. JY-115 (EL-002)
Final Fight 3 1998 A port of Final Fight 3. J.Y. Company's final original game, also the last game they've released from Hummer Team. JY-116

Ka Sheng

Name Released Description Cart No.
Sanguo Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng
(三國春秋 四川省)
1996 A Mahjong solitaire (Shisensho) with a story mode and a versus mode. It was later released by ABAB Soft and other Plug & Play manufacturers.
Yuu Yuu Hakusho Final 1996 A port of the game of the same name. Chinese and English versions exists. Two hacks, released by Ka Sheng also exist. (NT-642)
Earthworm Jim 3
(蚯蚓吉姆3)
1997 A Famicom backport of Earthworm Jim for the Super Nintendo. NT-876
Street Fighter Zero 2 '97 Late 1997 or 1998 Backport of the Street Fighter Zero. Two versions exists and were released under the same cover. The later versions removes the introduction sequence and most of the characters, retaining only four. NT 6037
Mortal Kombat 3 1997-1998 Mortal Kombat backport, was modified numerous time to feature different sized rosters and title screen. The game is also known as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 4.
The King of Fighters '96 1998 King of Fighters backport originally developed for J.Y. Company but ultimately released by Ka Sheng. NT6101

Others

The following games were made by only a few members of Hummer Team after 1998. Their original publisher is unknown, although some of these games were rereleased by ABAB Soft, and some were only released on a 15-in-1 multicart by 鴻景 (Hong Jing). Panda Adventure on the Super Cool Boy 4-in-1 has a Rinco (Ramar International) logo in the tiles, and Ramar produced some game cartridges around 2000 that were only sold in mainland China,[1] so they may have been the original publishers. Some of these games later appeared on Trump Grand Famiclones such as the Power Joy Supermax. Some of the games made by them seems to be made for the Dance Map Pheripheral. But this is yet to be confirmed.

  • Dragon Running (A Racing Game Similar to Track & Field's 100 Meter Race. Only uses the DPad.)
  • Dance Y2K (May be the game below)
  • Finger DDR (A Dance Dance Revolution game with Butterfly as the only celectable game. Only uses the DPad.)
  • King Fishing (A bass fishing simulator game found in a fishing rod shaped plug and play)
  • Panda Adventure/Pink Jelly/Rings (A game where you walk from side to side.)
  • Ping Pong (Table Tenis Game.)
  • Soccer of the World (uses DKC4 music; later released by Waixing as Penalty Kick)
  • Space Shuttle Exploration (A shooting game. the game over screen sound similar to Tekken 2's Character Selecting Screen's music.)
  • The Egg / The Duck (Duck Hunt clone with DKC4's music)
  • Titenic / Harry's Legend (A Beat-Em Up game. Originally going to be published by Ka Sheng)
  • War (A game you kill enemies crossing above. uses DKC4 and Earth Worm Jim 3's music and graphics. Also uses Titenic's Enemy Graphics.)
  • War of Strike Mouse (A Whack-A-Mole game. Only uses the DPad.)

XaviX

Hummer Team helped and designed some XaviX Game, their is only one confirmed title so far.

  • XaviX Ping-Pong (SSD) - 2005

Plug & play consoles

Zdog

ZDog.

These consoles were produced by Zechess Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese company that existed from around 2005-2006 run by Handel Liao - whose name also appears in the source code of ABABSoft's website - and they contain the last known games developed by Hummer. They are largely VT03-based although each contains at least one older game which still runs in standard Famicom mode.

  • Samuri - 60 games, includes individual levels from the "Hummer" hack of Somari plus newer VT03 mini games.[2]
  • ZDog - comes with a toy dog which carries the actual console unit in its backpack. 44 games, which can be accessed through one of three modes: a standard game list, a map screen or a virtual pet style mode. Games include levels from Titenic, the Ping Pong game listed by ABABSoft plus similar VT03 mini games to the Samuri.

Logo and mascot

45-in-1 (JY-120A) (Unl) -U--!- 002

J.Y. Company's logo.

In numerous Hummer Team games there is a three-eyed sun/sea urchin hidden in the ROM; it can generally found by a button code and/or a sprite editor such as Tile Layer Pro, although sometimes (such as in Aladdin) it is incorporated into the level graphics.

A common misconception is that this is Hummer Team's logo, but it is in fact J.Y. Company's, who published many Hummer games as well as numerous other pirates. This is why it isn't present in Hummer's games that are published by Ka Sheng (Earthworm Jim 3 and Street Fighter Zero 2 97), but is present in Ei-How Yang's games published by JY, such as Mickey Mania 7 and Contra Spirits (which was published with a Hosenkan Electronics Co., Ltd. label).

Hummer

Hummer.

Hummer Team itself is not known to have had a logo, but from 2005-2006 they used a horse named Hummer as its mascot (a play on the Chinese characters for "Hummer" which mean "brave horse") designed by Kathy Chen. Hummer's first known appearance was in a hack of Somari on the Super New Year Cart 15-in-1 multicart, and he would later go on to star in many games on both the Samuri & ZDog plug & play consoles, as well as appearing on both consoles' intro screens. A pink cat called Pink Jelly also features prominently in these games, again having appeared first on the 15-in-1 cart.

References

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