These hacks usually change most/all of the graphics, and may modify the music slightly. Later hacks fully replaced the music with brand-new tracks. Inventor is only explicitly credited in a small number of these, so the extent of its involvement is unknown. Some more notes about the listing:
- Any games with extensive amounts of Japanese text have been translated into (mostly broken) English.
- Sometimes the music cues are swapped around, other times they are completely corrupted, possibly to either intentionally hide copyright (badly), or as a side effect of hacking the game.
- Many games feature a specific, generic character who resembles a cute-ified Ninja Turtle. For consistency, it will be referred to as "Conte" in the listing (after the game "Conte Enegy").
- There are many "Alternate" versions of preexisting Inventor hacks that only modify the music and colors; these have not been documented here.
- Several color variations are actually conversions to VT01 hardware, an uncommon type of Famiclone that uses less colors than the standard NES. In reality, the colors weren't supposed to be different, but rather were adjusted to suit VT01's limitations.
- Most, if not all "Advanced" hacks change the graphics, remove all sound effects, and/or replace all music tracks with a single new track.
- Several of Inventor's hacks were based on already existing Funtime "Y2K" hacks (ex: Conte Enegy and Penguin are reworked from Turtles and Milk Nuts II). The Y2K series was likely not Inventor-developed, however, as there is no direct connection between the two companies.
|Original Game||Hack Name(s)||Notes|
|10-Yard Fight||American Football
World War II
Based on another hack of Adventure Island called Sonic, Inventor may have made that one as well, but this is currently unconfirmed,
Master Higgins (Master Takahashi) / Sonic the Hedgehog is replaced with a Sprite/Graphic Edit of Hosuke from Mitsume ga Tooru.
|Adventure Island II||Super Boy World||Based on another Hack of Adventure Island II called Super Bros. 9.|
|Adventure Island III||Super Boy : The Wind of Island||
Stars the player character from Frog Prince, a Super Mario Bros./SMB1 Hack.
|Antarctic Adventure||Slalom||Easy, Normaland Hard replace Levels 1; 2 and 3. Heart is pointing the choice instead of hand. Music is played after stage 1.|
|Arkanoid||Scoring||Mapper 0 conversion. Some versions are broken and start on level 0 where all the bricks are invisible, making the hack impossible to start properly. |
The version on 101-in-1 Arcade Action II is proper and has the music changed. Items have no letters. Font is taken from Chack 'n Pop. This hack is based on FamiCom release of Arkanoid.
|Astro Robo Sasa||Astro Robo Toto||The character is Milon from Milon's Secret Castle and the Cow is replaced with Conte.|
|Balloon Fight||Air Umbrella
|In Air Umbrella and Zero Gravity, the player controls Meowkie from Mappy with his ears cut off.
Fishwar is an advanced hack, and is credited to Nature Color Game.
|Baltron||unknown hack||Ship graphic is changed, title screen is intact.|
|Baseball||Baseball||The players are replaced with Meowkies from Mappy.|
|Batman||Hellfire||Batman is replaced with Conte.|
|Battle City||City A 2000
Sea War 2000
|All the hacks are based on the Tank 1990 hack. |
Sea War 2000 is an advanced hack. This is copyrighted 2000 and labeled with Inventor, making this hack possibly official. Levels are taken from Battle City and slightly modified.
|Binary Land||Mars Man|
|Bird Week||Bird Brain
|Thunder Bird is copyrighted 2007 and only changes the game's colors. In Bird Brain, the background is stolen from Bucky O'Hare.|
|In Golgotha, Bomberman is replaced with Lode Runner.|
Bubble Bobble Part 2
|Dotey Cat||Bub (Bubblun) and Bob (Bobblun) are replaced with Doraemon.|
|Brush Roller (Hwang Shinwei)||Monster Dash||Characters and Enemies are taken from Clu Clu Land.|
|Bucky O'Hare||Space Soldier||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.|
|Bump 'n' Jump||Bumpity Bop||Game starts on level 3.|
|BurgerTime||Burger Build||Game starts on level 2.|
|B-Wings||Ultimate Choice||Weapons are renamed to fighter plane names.|
|Captain America and the Avengers||Ares||Game crashes after first boss fight, any mention of The Avengers is intact. The first part of the intro dialogue is changed, but the rest of it is unchanged.|
|Challenger||Ladangel||One of the enemies are replaced with Lode Runner.|
|Championship Lode Runner||Arctic Hunt
Conte Enegy (2)
|Conte Enegy (2) uses the same graphics as the first game.
Tactful Mokey stars the Monkey from Circus Charlie.
|Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2||Elf Legend||Chip and Dale are replaced with Charmander from Pokémon and Po from Teletubbies. Pikachu and Mario also appear. Dialogue is poorly translated in a rather hilarious way.|
|Choujikuu Yousai - Macross||Aether Kavass
|Both Enemy Assault and Ghost Plane remove the intro screen. Thunder Bird is a rather advanced hack. |
Aether Kavass has different main screen and proper game theme.
|Super Elf starts on level 7 (harder version of level 2).|
|City Connection||City Chase
|Most iterations of Goodhand and Street Frenzy erroneously use the same tile for painting over the road, making it almost unplayable; at least one (rare) variation fixes this. Mapper 0 conversion.|
|Clu Clu Land||Fish Fight
Ku Ku Land
|Code Name Viper||ExtremityTask||Has only been found as partially overwritten graphic data. The main character has been changed into a girl and her cutscene portrait resembles Cammy from the Street Fighter series.|
|Contra Force||X-Plan||Based on another hack of Contra Force called Super Contra 6. Characters are all Contes and the music is heavily corrupted.|
|Devil World||Underworld||Underworld starts on level 2.|
|Dig Dug||Crypt Car
|Down Deep steals its intro music from Galaga.|
What's Up starts on Level 2.
|Donkey Kong Jr.||Rescue Kuck
|Based on another hack of Donkey Kong Jr. called Turtles II. Junior is now Conte, Mario is replaced with a sprite edit of the same enemy from Tom & Jerry that was used in Conte Enegy, and Donkey Kong is replaced with Numen from Bruce & Leo, a Tom & Jerry hack.|
|Donkey Kong 3||Bandits
|Bug is a rather advanced hack.|
|Donkey Kong Jr. Math||Calcu Chaos||Same graphics as Rescue Kuck.|
|Door Door||Knok Knok|
|Double Dragon III||Boxing Circles Overlord||Based on the Japanese version. In the intro cutscene and character select screen, Jimmy Lee's face is replaced with Casey Jones' mask from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The dialogue is poorly translated in a humorous way. A level skip cheat is activated by default. The ending is replaced with a rather generic "The End" screen.|
|Dough Boy||Gear Master|
|Downtown - Nekketsu Koushinkyoku - Soreyuke Daiundoukai||Boy Sport||Intro is removed. The second in-game menu is skipped. The Referee is replaced with Frog Prince. Almost any trace of Japanese text is translated into English. Ending is intact, but the text there is removed.|
|Dr. Mario||Anti SARS
|Most of the music is new, except for Chill which is the same as the original.|
|Duck Hunt||Anti-Terror Action
Shoot UFO 1
|Anti-Terror Action replaces ducks with Osama Bin Laden heads. Shoot Copter and Shoot UFO 1 are only the Clay Pigeons mode. A couple of variations separate the title screen from the menu. Space 2050 has no round indication on the bottom.|
|Tip Moto changes the controls 90 degrees (up/down are moved by left/right). |
Risker's font is different. Cars replace motorcycles.
|Space War isn't actually set in space.
Overlord is an advanced hack.
|F-1 Hero (Michael Andretti World GP)||Dream Rapid||The grand prix mode has been removed and the course can't be changed, effectively meaning the game only has 1 track.|
|F-1 Race||Bicycle Race
|Bicycle Race completely alters the physics. |
UFO Race and Boat Race have Scorerenamed to Scroe.
Boat Race's graphics cause dizziness.
|Family Computer Othello||Chess
|Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge||Ultimate Speed||Cars are similar to the ones used in Racing Car (Race America hack). All the races are held at evening. This hack is impossible to complete because pit road is broken after round 1 (America). Right after you stop, you go without tire change. This makes tires worn for the entire races.|
|Field Combat||Saucer Wars|
|In one plug & play, Dragon is credited to Power Joy Ltd.
Shunting replaces the titular dragon with a train and is credited to Power Joy Ltd.
|Ship has a smaller movement window than normal (cannot reach left corner), making it very difficult to play. The background in Battle is blue. |
Top Shot's sounds are changed. No music (either before the stage 1, after any challenging stage or after the game) plays.
|Warship is based on another hack of Galaxian called Night Arrow; Inventor may have made that one as well (unconfirmed).|
|Geimos||X-Terk 2||Credited to Winners.|
|Championship Golf starts on hole 3.|
|Gradius||Firmanent||When you get the speed-up power, you automatically get the two options. Music appears to be made from scratch.|
|Guevara (Guerilla War)||Bolide||The game is based on the Japanese version, but the cutscene text is translated to English. The SNK Copyright is intact in most versions.|
Space War III
|Level select is unlocked by default. Space War III automatically skips the intro cutscene. Star Wars is unrelated to the movie series of the same name, and was likely changed to Space War later on for copyright reasons.|
|Dinosaur Bale has slightly changed music based on the original. The remaining hacks have this made from scratch. Shooter (1) has different font.|
|Hokuto no Ken||Conte||Seemingly the first game to star Conte. Mapper 0 conversion.|
|Ice Climber||Climbing Club
|Ice Hockey||Winter Cup||Credited to Winners.|
|Isolated Warrior||Order II||The intro screen is removed.|
|Jackie Chan||Barve Boy - Kung Fu Pokechu
|Replaces Jackie Chan with a large Pikachu. A girl Pikachu and Mewtwo appear in the opening intro. Likely based on Super Bros. 10: Kung Fu Mario.
Hulk is the exact same as Barve Boy, only this time, Pikachu has been changed to what is supposed to be The Incredible Hulk.
|James Bond Jr.||Caesar Captain||Any mention of James Bond Jr's name is intact.|
|Flying Bomber is a VT02 Reincarnation of Cube Technology's Joust Hack "Turbo Weapon"|
|Joe and Mac||Risker Super 2002: Jake Saga||Based on another hack of Joe and Mac called Mario 16, the player characters are now Teletubbies.|
|The Jungle Book||Woody Story||Mowgli now vaguely resembles Conte.|
|Juuouki (Altered Beast)||Super Man||No affiliation with the superhero. Uses the Mario 3 font on its title screen.|
|Kabuki Quantum Fighter||Chain||The intro and cutscenes are removed.|
|Kage (Shadow of the Ninja/Blue Shadow)||Berserker|
|Kick Master||Dream World||The cutscenes are removed.|
|Kinnikuman - Muscle Tag Match||Boxing Match
|Boxing Match and Championship Wrestling replace the human wrestlers into animals.|
|Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League||Mad Foot Ball - The World Club of Soccer League||Based on the "Goal 3" title hack commonly found on multicarts, players are replaced with Teletubbies, Intro text is blanked out, most of the text in game is messed up and makes no sense, this is a result of poor translation.|
|Lode Runner||Conte Enegy (1)
|In one plug & play, Conte Enegy (1) is called "Conter Energy" on the title screen. The enemies are replaced with sprite edits of one of the enemies from Tom & Jerry.|
|Lunar Ball||Billiard 2008
|Music is heavily corrupted.|
|Mach Rider||Ballistic Mayhem
|Ballistic Mayhem removes the intermission screens making this game playable only on A courses from the original.|
|Magic Carpet 1001||Harry Potter
|Harry Potter and Harry Tour obviously star Harry Potter and the music is heavily corrupted, both Little Hag and Witch Run replace Harry with a generic witch and uncorrupts the music.
Some versions are converted to mapper 0 (not all).
|Mario Bros.||Jump and Journey
Roge Brer (1)
Roge Brer (2)
|The enemies in Rouge and Rogue Brothers are Meowkies from Mappy. Jump and Journey changes Mario's name to Tom.|
|Metal Max||Ji Jia Zhan Shi III||Title screen hack of the Chinese translated Metal Max.|
|Mighty Bomb Jack||Unknown Hack (1)
Unknown Hack (2)
The 1st hack still says Mighty Bomb Jack on title screen: graphics are completely altered otherwise.
The 2nd hack has a blank title screen, and another unique graphic set.
|Mighty Final Fight||Street War||Based on the Japanese version, The intro sequence is skipped automatically, Cody has been changed to somewhat resemble Terry Bogard from SNK's Fatal Fury / The King of Fighters series, the character select screen is translated but the rest of the game is left untranslated.|
|Both hacks are based on FamiCom release and have the title screen music changed.|
|Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu||Super Fighters||Playable characters are replaced with Pikachu lookalikes and the game is translated into English (albeit poorly).|
|Pocky stars Bubby & Bobby from Rainbow Islands.|
|Ninja-kun - Majou no Bouken||Combata
|Background is changed to boxes. Music is short, seems to be corrupted and is played after unpausing the game.|
|Nuts & Milk||Penguin
|Penguin is based on another hack of Nuts & Milk called Milk Nuts II. Penguin uses characters from Binary Land, while Snack Attack features enemies from Warpman. Snack Attack starts on level 27, but reverts to level 2 afterwards.|
|Obake no Q Tarou (Chubby Cherub)||Penguin||Only changes the colors, and blacks out the logo.|
|Othello (Bit Corp.)||Genius Chess
|Egg It changes the graphics so that you have to fill the maze rather than empty it.|
|Palamedes II - Star Twinkles||Star Twinkles II||Mapper 0 conversion.|
|Panic Restaurant||Harry Wrestle||Chef is replaced with Harry Potter.|
Luck Ball (VT03)
|Table layout is changed in Hoodle. Kickbacks do not function here properly making the ball go down to the drain hole. |
Luck Ball is the only known VT03 Inventor hack.
|Bitha takes place at night.|
|Olive Oyl is replaced with a Binary Land Penguin.|
|Popeye no Eigo Asobi||Bear ♥ Penguin||
Same graphics as Dada (Popeye Hack).
Credited to Winners.
|The Shift logo uses the Super Star Force font.|
|Race America||Racing Car||Some graphics are stolen from Snow Bros. and possibly a Saint Seiya game. The cursor is removed from the opponent select screen.|
|Rad Racer||Coast Speed
Mad Trip: Los Angeles to Y.N.
Skiing / ALPS Skiing
Super Hang-On 1997
|Among Inventor's earliest hacks. |
Mad Trip crashes after level 1.
Super Hang-On 1997 and Coast Speed have no intermission screens – the levels start right after each other. Stage completion theme is removed. Both hacks have only one theme played by pressing Down on D-pad. Cars are changed to motorcycles in Super Hang-On and Coast Speed.
|Raid on Bungeling Bay||Bomb Helicopter
G-3 Cobra of Sky
|Helicopter Harry's music is corrupted. |
G-3 Cobra of Sky is rather advanced – few sound and music cues are changed, player controls a bomber plane instead of helicopter and the game itself seems to be set in space.
Bomb Helicopter is just a title change. Everything else remains the same as in the original.
|Road Fighter||Air Ship
On the Road
Panzer Fly Car
|Level designs are different. Game ends on course 3. Power Boat is a rather advanced hack. |
Air Ship's course 3 is a narrow straight with no turns (unlike in Boat Race or Jet Boat). Air Ship also has boats and stage completion theme taken from Boat Race or\and Jet Boat.
Air Ship's game commencement theme is different even from the one in Boat Race.
|Route-16 Turbo||Bumingr-16 - Top Gear Drive|
|Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu Kanketsu Hen||Raider||Game is badly translated into English. One of the characters is replaced with Mappy.|
|S.C.A.T.||FU-3 Firebolt||Based on the Japanese version. The text in cutscenes is removed.|
|SD Hero Soukessen - Taose! Aku no Gundan||Baresark||
Title screen font is stolen from Blaster Master / Chō Wakusei Senki Metafight.
Banpresto's Copyright is intact.
|Silkworm||X-War||Game starts on level 6 and then goes to level 1. The game crashes in one part of the ruin garden level.|
Top Gun Mission
|Snow Bros.||Enchanter Kue||Bonus Stages are intact.|
World Cup 2000 (1)
World Cup 2000 (2)
World Cup 2002
|Most of these are effectively the same hack, which replaces players with rabbits. |
Football has no HUD, meaning the score is unknown. Nor is the time left for the half displayed.
|Monster replaces SonSon & TonTon with Popo & Nana from Ice Climber. Tunny has a poorly-colored Donkey Kong in its intro. Monster is credited to Winners.|
|Space Invaders||Beat Balloon
|Spartan X/Kung Fu||Warrior Tales|
|Spartan X 2||Waddy Boy|
|Spy Hunter||Need For Speed||Just title is changed, nothing else.|
|Spy vs Spy||Wild Wild||The Spies are replaced with Honey from Bomberman.|
|Spider-Man and the Return of the Sinister Six||Super Chap||Based on the mapper hack which removes 128K of data, leading to the cutscenes being completely blank. Spider-Man is replaced with a modified Hosuke from Mitsume ga Tooru. One of the enemies is replaced with Mappy. All references to Spider-Man's name in dialogue is intact.|
|Star Force||Bolt Action
|Background is mostly removed in Mars and Salangame, leaving nothing but a starscape. Bolt Action is a rather advanced hack. |
Galax Ranger has a war plane to be controlled instead of a spacecraft.
|Star Gate||Atomic Blast
Depths of Space
|Star removes the in-game HUD. Atomic Blast and Star are credited to Power Joy Ltd.|
|Street Fighter II Pro||Defier||Based on the "12 Peoples" variant commonly found on multicarts, Zangief is featured on the title screen but isn't actually in the game, Ken's portrait and title screen graphic is taken from Double Dragon, Chun Li's portrait is taken from a Saint Seiya game, one of the levels is a heavily edited version of the Pirate Ship stage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters|
|Super Arabian||Crazy Gold Digger
|Super Contra (Super C)||Behind Enemy Lines
|In Super Fighter, the level select is unlocked by default. Some versions also have a weapon select menu, this is likely a result of being based off of a multicart.|
|Super Dyna'mix Badminton||World Champion Badminton|
|Super Mario Bros.||Frog Prince
Super Shrek Bros.
|Pka Chu and Pocket Maero star Pikachu, while Super Shrek Bros. features Shrek.
Every single hack, with the exception of Super Shrek Bros. , are advanced hacks.
Most versions have the level select unlocked by default.
Impossible Panda is possibly based off of a fanmade Kaizo hack.
|Super Spy Hunter (Battle Formula)||Inclement Trip||Game starts on level 2.|
|Tag Team Pro-Wrestling||Tag Team Smackdown
Max Team W.W.F.L
|Max Team W.W.F.L is credited to Winners.|
|Taito Chase H.Q.||Rush Hour||The title screen shows Press start button only. Demo plays, enemy cars' specifications, instructions and all the maps are cut. Regular police car (in crimson red) and Rush Hour logo appear after pressing Start. Radio shows frequency, but nothing else. All the speech is cut. The player's car is repainted from teal to amaranth, siren is white. HUD letters' font is different. Turbo icon is changed to static badge. The upper part of the screen (after screen completion) is a kind of yellow, lower is gray (blank only if criminal car's body remains undamaged). |
Credited to AIM Co LMT, copyrighted 2002 (seen only after completion of the entire game). This makes Rush Hour a hack made by competition.
|Tennis (2) features sprites of the Adventure Island protagonist Master Higgins (Master Takahashi).|
|Tetris (BPS)||Puzz Up||There are Bird Week birds in the sky. Mapper 0 conversion. Seems to be official because Inventor's logo appears before the title screen. |
Animation after completion of round 5 is cut (no fireworks appear). The game takes place in the evening.
|Tetris (Tengen)||Falling Bricks||The pieces are different, making it play more like a standard Brick Game system.|
|The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Storm1||
Indiana Jones is replaced with Buster Bunny, using his sprites from Inventor's own Tinytoon (Ninja Hattori-kun Hack). The copyright screen and all mentions of Indiana Jones' name are intact. Backgrounds in cutscenes are glitched and young Indiana Jones is left intact in them.
|Tiny Toon Adventures||Happy Angel Legend||Characters resemble the four Teletubbies and the enemies are recoloured.|
|Tom & Jerry||Bruce & Leo||Jerry is renamed Numen.|
|Transformers: Comvoy no Nazo||Moonglade|
|Mapper 0 conversion.|
|Changes the human fighters to resemble goblins and replaces the city street setting with a forest setting.|
|Volguard II||Earth Guard|
|Wacky Races||Harry Story
|In Harry Story, Muttley is replaced with Harry Potter. Levels are swapped around. Level select screen has level names replaced with "Push Start" text. Cutscenes are skipped automatically.|
|Warpman||Aether||Players control airplanes. Part of enemies is changed to paratroopers. |
Music is changed together with pause and shoot sounds.
|Wild Gunman||Anon Gunman
|Sharp Shooter replaces cowboys with Osama Bin Laden.|
|The World of Card Games||Squeezer||Uses Graphics from Binary Land and Bomberman.|
|Wrecking Crew||Destroy I||Some versions rename Mario to Roger.|
|Lives are infinite|
|Xiao Ma Li||Small Lucky|
|Yie Ar Kung-Fu||Feat|
|Zhong Guo Xiang Qi (Micro Genius)||Chinese Chese||Replaces People with Animals.|
|Zippy Race||Fun Racer
In and Out Racer
|Graphics on levels 2 and 4 are displayed wrongly in X-Racing, making this hack seriously difficult. Player controls a car instead of bike. Grass is changed to blue, sand is bottle-green and font is changed (letters only). |
Obstacle Race has HUD repainted to cyan. Music is changed on N-Joypad “console”. Speed is shown in MPH, but actually speed remains unchanged from the original, where km\h unit is used.