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Jumbo Team, or just Jumbo, was an unlicensed developer in the early 1990s located in Taiwan. Their known games were released in Taiwan by multiple publishers, and the team mainly consisted of staff who worked for Gamtec and Chuanpu Technology. Very little is known about Jumbo Team and the full extent of their activity. Some team members would eventually split off and work for other companies, such as Vast Fame.

Games[]

Games are listed in chronological order.

Confirmed[]

Sega Mega Drive[]

  • Link Dragon (龍行天下) (1993) - Also named 龍 (Long) on the title screen. A Snake clone featuring a dragon that eats a certain number of fireballs in each level to grow longer and reveal a door that allows you to enter the next level. Published by Songtly.
  • Ghost Hunter (抓鬼大師) (1994) - Buster Brothers/Pang clone. Jumbo Team is simply credited as Jumbo on the copyright screen. Published by Senchi Technology. A Chinese version was released, as well as an English version that has a storyline and game synopsis written on the back of the box and credits Senchi Technology by their full name.[1]
  • 16 Tiles Mahjong (十六張麻將) (1994 or later) - Adult mahjong game. Graphics for the Chinese and English names of Jumbo Team as well as a "©JUMBO 1994" copyright notice are present in the ROM. Details on its original release are currently unknown.

Game Boy[]

  • Top Secret (最高機密) (1993) - A maze game. Credited to Songtly and Jumbo Team on the logo screen and title screen (Songtly is called Sonling on the latter and Jumbo Team is simply credited as Jumbo). Released as a single cart. This game would later be re-released by Gowin on December 1998 as Lost Trips, or Losing Trip on the title screen, with updated copyrights and logos for Gowin. A version of Top Secret would be included on two multicarts released by Vast Fame in 2002: the Silver Version 12-in-1 and Shishang Chaoqiang RPG + Gedou + Yizhi Ban Zuhe Ka 18 in 1 (史上超強RPG+格鬥+益智版組合卡18in1).

Unconfirmed[]

Game Boy[]

  • Story of Lasama (拉薩瑪傳奇) (199?) - Platforming game loosely based off of Super Mario Land. Released by Gowin in 1993. Some of the music tracks in the game are renditions of songs from Top Secret. A pre-Gowin version is believed to exist.
  • Fire Dragon (瓜瓜火龍) (199?) - Based on the Mega Drive game Link Dragon. This version adds a timer in levels and uses renditions of music from the game. This game would be released by Gowin on December 1998. A prerelease version of the game was included on three multicarts released by Vast Fame circa 2002: Gold Version 12-in-1 (金版中文RPG戰略+動作+益智12in1), Silver Version 12-in-1, and Shishang Chaoqiang RPG + Gedou + Yizhi Ban Zuhe Ka 18 in 1 (史上超強RPG+格鬥+益智版組合卡18in1). The name on the title screen of the prerelease version is the same as the name on the box of the Mega Drive version, 龍行天下. Pre-Gowin releases of this game are currently not confirmed to exist.

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