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This is a list of NES/Famicom game hacks made (or assumed to be made) by Inventor, organised by original game name, from 0-B.

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10-Yard Fight[]

American Football[]

World Championship Football[]

Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.


1942[]

Air Tiger[]

Aether Tiger[]

Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.

Catch[]

Catch appears to replace the military planes with fish and snakes. Only known to exist in the post-2022 Timemax game set.

World War II[]

A basic title screen hack of the original game.

2022[]

A basic title screen hack of the original game. Only known to exist in the post-2022 Timemax game set.


1943: The Battle of Midway[]

F-22 (Original)[]

Main article: F-22

An original Shanghai Paradise release (or based on one), F-22 is a very advanced hack - to the point it is often confused for an entirely new game - which alters virtually all aspects of the original 1943.

Navigator[]

Navigator is a title screen hack of F-22 seen on some plug & plays.

F-22 (Waixing)[]

Waixing distributed a "cut-down" version of F-22 which only features 3 levels; whereas the original version contains 16 levels. A VT03 version was also produced by Waixing.

F-85[]

A title screen hack of the Waixing version of F-22.

F-35[]

Another title screen hack of the Waixing version of F-22. Only known to exist in the post-2022 Timemax game set.

Adventure Island (Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima)[]

Clonk[]

Based on another hack of Adventure Island called Sonic; the Sonic hack was most likely not made by Inventor.

Master Higgins/Sonic the Hedgehog is replaced with an edited sprite of Hosuke from Mitsume ga Tooru, and the music cues are swapped.

Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.


Adventure Island II (Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima II)[]

Super Boy World[]

Based on another hack of Adventure Island II called Super Bros. 9. Master Higgins/Luigi is replaced with the player character from Super Boy, a Super Mario Bros. hack. Some of the music is corrupted, while other tracks remain intact.

Cross-Pacific[]

A revision of Super Boy World with a new title screen. The ending is left intact.

Adventure Island III (Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima III)[]

Super Boy: The Wind of Island[]

Based on the Japanese version; stars the player character from Frog Prince, a Super Mario Bros. hack. Tina remains intact and Master Higgins is intact in the ending. The palm trees are replaced with windmills, possibly referencing the one from Teletubbies. Some of the music is corrupted, while other tracks remain intact.

Antarctic Adventure[]

Slalom[]

Pentaro is replaced by a character that resembles an Ewok from Star Wars. Music is intact.


Arkanoid[]

Scoring[]

Scoring is a hack of a cut-down mapper 0 conversion. It uses the font from Chack 'n Pop. Some versions are broken and start on level 0 where all the bricks are invisible, making the hack impossible to start properly. Items have no letters. The plot and story is intact; it also has corrupted music.

Pocket Brick[]

A hack of the complete game, replacing Doh with a dragon head. The music is also corrupted.

This game is only known to appear on a "Virtual Football" plug & play with 3 bonus games; unconventionally for an Inventor hack, it runs on the proprietary multicart mapper of the console ("mapper 256"). The game's title logo is blanked out from source, and has no title in Virtual Football's selection menu, though reads "Pocket Brick" in the CHR data (and when mapped to Arkanoid's tile code).

Serve Beam[]

Only known to exist in the post-2022 Timemax game set.


Astro Robo Sasa[]

Astro Robo Toto[]

The player character is Milon from Milon's Secret Castle, and the cow is replaced with Conte. The game's music is corrupted.


Balloon Fight[]

Air Umbrella[]

In Air Umbrella, the player controls Meowkie from Mappy with his ears cut off. The music is unmodified.

Air Member[]

A basic title screen hack of Air Umbrella. Only known to exist in the post-2022 Timemax game set.

Zero Gravity[]

A variant of Air Umbrella with swapped music cues and a different title screen. Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.

Bubble Army[]

A basic title screen hack of the original game. Only known to exist in the post-2022 Timemax game set.

Bubble Bob[]

A title screen hack of Air Umbrella; originally only appeared on the Pro Tech XL. Despite the name, the hack is unrelated to Bubble Bobble.

Fishwar[]

Fishwar is an advanced hack, and is credited to Nature Color Game. The BBG and Nature Color versions of Fishwar remove the Balloon Trip mode from the original game while the uncredited version keeps it. All versions of Fishwar completely overhaul the music.


Baltron[]

unknown hack[]

Ship graphic is changed, title screen is intact. Music is intact. this hack has only been found on a handheld device called Retro FC Plus (168 in 1).


Baseball[]

Baseball[]

The players are replaced with Meowkies from Mappy. One version of this hack has the players intact. Some versions have corrupted music while others do not.


Batman: The Video Game[]

Hellfire[]

In Hellfire, Batman is replaced with Conte. The characters that appear in the intro are from Hogan's Alley. The rest of the cutscenes are unaltred, leaving Batman and The Joker intact; the ending and credits are also intact, along with The Presented by Sunsoft screen. In Hellfire, some of the music is corrupted while the rest of it remains intact.

Shaktimaan[]

Shaktimaan is based on the Indian TV series of the same name, and is modified from Hellfire. Shaktimaan retains all of the cutscenes and music from the original game.


Battle City[]

Most, if not all of these hacks are actually based on the Tank 1990 hack of Battle City.

Alienis[]

Alienis is a very advanced hack, an original Shanghai Paradise release (or based on one), featuring large, scrolling levels. Many additional variants of Alienis were produced by Nice Code Software (and other affiliates), such as Pulveration and Bugs.

Future Tank[]

A more basic hack, stays on one static screen like the original game. Based on the Tank 1990 hack, with the levels slightly modified.

Future Copter[]

A variant of Future Tank; features corrupted music. Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.

Sea War 2000[]

A more advanced hack than Future Tank, although still single-screen like the original game. One of few titles to explicitly credit Inventor.

Water Bug[]

A title screen hack of Future Tank; originally only appeared on the Pro Tech XL.

City A 2000[]

Replaces the tanks with humans wielding guns and swords. The player's body is entirely peach-colored, resulting in the character appearing to be naked (presumably unintentionally). Credited to New Game Star.

This hack is only known to appear on an unbranded 15-in-1 plug & play distributed by The Shopping Channel. As with most games on this console, it is considerably more primitive in terms of hacking than other Inventor titles.


Binary Land[]

Mars Man[]

Replaces Gurin and Malon with two spacemen; features slightly corrupted music. A revision seen on Advance Bright Limited consoles renames the characters to Joe and Phil; this version further corrupts the music and switches its cues.


Bird Week[]

Bird Brain[]

The background is stolen from Bucky O'Hare. The background music is replaced with the Title screen music. Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.


Blaster Master (Chou Wakusei Senki: Metafight)[]

Fairy 2001[]

Badly translated into English. Sophia 3 is replaced with a turtle (referred to as a "Testudinate Hobgoblin" in the intro) and Jason's face is visible in platformer segments. Some of the music is corrupted, while other tracks remain intact. One of the enemies is taken from Panic Restaurant, and another one is a modified sprite of Nick from Snow Bros.


Bomberman[]

Golgotha[]

In Golgotha, Bomberman is replaced with the player character from Lode Runner (who in the original version of Bomberman only appears in the ending). Bizarrely, the game takes place in a graveyard, with the player blowing up tombstones.

The VT01 version of Golgotha features slightly different graphics than the standard VT02 version. The music is corrupted in all versions.

TNT[]

TNT features the player character from Inventor's Frog Prince hack. The music is the same as in Golgotha.

Aztec Maze[]

A title screen hack of Golgotha; originally only appeared on the Pro Tech XL.


Bubble Bobble Part 2 (Bubble Bobble 2)[]

Dotey Cat[]

Based on the Japanese version. Bub and Bob are replaced with Doraemon, Player 1 is given 20 lives instead of 3, One of the bosses is replaced with a Pac-Man look-alike and most of the other graphics are taken from Super Mario Bros, Snow Bros, Dr. Mario, Tom & Jerry: The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse! and Donkey Kong 3. Dotey Cat is mostly included in some Family Pocket systems and in other consoles that use the Timemax set. Music is intact.


Brush Roller (Hwang Shinwei)[]

Monster Dash[]

Monster Dash features the characters from Clu Clu Land. Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.

Flee From Home[]

Flee From Home appears in the Timemax set, though is known to have appeared on the "My Life As Arcade Game" system prior to this (under the menu name "Free From Home").


Bucky O'Hare[]

Space Soldier[]

Based on the Japanese version. The game features one-hit deaths; this is a result of the Konami anti-piracy code being set off, which occurs if the copyrights on the title screen are removed.

Willy DuWitt is replaced with a Mario look-alike.

The game's dialogue is poorly translated in a rather humorous way but is left untranslated from the Cell stage onwards. The game's music is corrupted.

Bump 'n' Jump (Buggy Popper)[]

Leaping Drive[]

Bumpity Bop[]

Bumpity Bop starts on level 3 and has corrupted music. Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.


BurgerTime[]

Burger Build[]

Game starts on level 2. The music cues in this hack are switched, but otherwise remain the same as in the original. The graphics remain unchanged as well. Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.


B-Wings[]

Ultimate Choice[]

Weapons are renamed to fighter plane names; The music is corrupted. Originally appeared only on Advance Bright Limited consoles.


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