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Joy Van
潔暉企業有限公司
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Origin Taiwan
Years 1988-Last third of 1989
Consoles Famicom
First Game Jovial Race
Last Game Chinese Kungfu
Games published by Thin Chen Enterprises
Related companies Sachen, Idea-Tek

Joy Van (潔暉企業有限公司) was a Taiwanese developer working for Thin Chen Enterprises during 1988 and 1989. Eleven games were made and marketed throughout 1989 before they merged with Sachen in the last quarter of 1989. At that period, most of the Joy Van staff left and a part went on to form Idea-Tek at the end of 1989.

The company is notable for being one of the first actively making unlicensed Famicom games with Bit Corp. and Hwang Shinwei. Joy Van was also the roots to numerous other companies such as Idea-Tek, Computer & Entertainment, and Hummer Team to some extents.

Games Edit

  • TC-001 Jovial Race (Rally-X clone unrelated to Mi Hun Che)
  • TC-002 Hidden Chinese Chess (a Banji / Dark Chess game)
  • TC-003 Sidewinder
  • TC-004 Little Red Hood
  • TC-005 Silent Assault, aka Raid (Contra derivative released in the US by Color Dreams, Brazil by Milmar, and Australia by Home Entertainment Suppliers .)
  • TC-006 Twin Eagle (released in the US as Double Strike: Aerial Attack Force by American Video Entertainment)
  • TC-007 Dao Shuai (a platformer released in the U.S. by Color Dreams and Brazil by Milmar as Master Chu & Drunkard Hu.)
  • TC-008 Metal Fighter, aka Joyvan Kid (released in the US by Color Dreams, Australia by Home Entertainment Suppliers, though only on the Funblaster Pak multi, and in Japan by Kinema Music)
  • TC-009 Incantation, aka Galactic Crusader or Papillon Gals (released in the US by Color Dreams; the Papillon Gals, sometimes misspelled as Padillon Gais, release adds nudity and was released in Japan by Kinema Music and Asia by Sachen themselves.)
  • TC-010 Mahjong Trap (last game released under the "Joy Van" name; contains nudity. An alternate version released in Japan by Hacker International as Shisen Mahjong: Seifuku Hen features a different title and nude images.)
  • TC-011 Chinese Kungfu, aka Challenge of the Dragon (similar to Double Dragon and unrelated to the Color Dreams game of the same name; credits show the Joy Van logo indicating that this was started before the Joy Van/Sachen merge. Chinese Kungfu version features a basic jump move instead of a jump kick.)

Trivia Edit

  • The last trademark registered by Joy Van was 泡泡龍 BOBBLE in 1989. Likely a Bubble Bobble inspired game that didn't make it past the merge with Sachen.
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