Origin China, Europe
Years Late 90s/early 2000s
Consoles Famicom
Sounds used Sunsoft
Aliases Shanghai Paradise(a taiwanese based company), BBG(a european based company), Invent
Games published by Waixing, Advance Bright Ltd., Macro Winners, various other Famiclone manufacturers
Related companies Nice Code, Qi Sheng Long

Inventor was a Chinese developer of various original games and hacks, believed to be responsible for the majority of hacks found on Famiclones dating from 2000 onwards, such as the Arcade Action II. Its original games often use the Sunsoft sound engine.

Although Inventor itself is believed to no longer exist, many of its games and hacks appear to have passed to other companies, including Waixing, Cube Technology and Nice Code. Macro winners is just a english version of the company.

Other names used by Inventor or related companies include Shanghai Paradise & BBG, although BBG is essentially the same as jungletac software corporation.

Original games

These games, if dumped, can usually be identified by a Shanghai Paradise logo found in the game tiles, although it is rarely displayed. Because the games were published in china only.

  • Blood of Jurassic - Possible full version of the cut-down Famiclone version of Jurassic Park. The actual game is a shooting game roughly based on bowling by nice code software.
  • F22 aka Navigator - The original version has 16 levels, but the version featured on Subor famiclones & copyrighted to Waixing has only 3.
  • Jurassic Park - So far only seen on Subor famiclones, with only 2 levels. The original version may have more.
  • Monkey King
  • Robot invasion - Hack of the demo of super fight 1 by waixing.
  • Underground Mission
  • Street Dance - A Dance Dance Revolution clone, the original version is ©2000 INVENT and uses standard NES music (with the Sunsoft sound engine), while an update made in 2008 apparently by Nice Code updates the copyright to ©2008 INVENT and adds PCM sampled music. A combined game pack with Street Dance and Hit Mouse also came bundled with certain third-party dance pads. The PCM sampled music was composed by vast fame.[1]

Advanced hacks

  • Super Hang-On 97, Skiing - fairly comprehensive hacks of Highway Star, aka Rad Racer. These games were usually directly developed by shanghai paradise.
  • Alienis - clone of Battle City which introduces scrolling.
  • Power Boat - Appears to be an clone of Road Fighter.
  • Fish War - A hack of Balloon Fight with completely different graphics and music.

Qi sheng long games

These games if dumped sometimes have a font from F22 within the game's graphics.

  • Crazy racing - Appears to be based off inventor's hack of mach rider called Trump tank and is vt03 only.
  • Motorboat race - Appears to be based off inventor's hack of road fighter called Power boat but appears to be a demo of that game and has one level only.The game is vt03 only.
  • Football - Appears to be based off hummer team's Penalty kick. There is no title screen and is vt02 only.
  • Monkey king - Appears to be based off inventor's hack of batman called Hellfire and is vt02 only.


List of standard hacks

Less advanced hacks that were done by Inventor.


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