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JungleTac is a Chinese company that produces 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit games and consoles.

Its business & technical team is located in Shenzhen, its software development team in Fuzhou & finance and export office in Hong Kong.[1]

Games overview[]

NES/VT[]

The first set of JungleTac games were released around 2001. They ran on the rather uncommon UM6578 NES-on-a-chip, and their library was a mixture of hacks and originals. After the UM6578 chip was retired, hardware was moved to VT09 (and occasionally VT03); a few of the earlier games were converted for these formats, but their music (and in some cases, gameplay) was significantly downgraded. In the late 2000s, development shifted to VT3xx hardware (either VT368, VT369 or VT389). Many new VT3xx titles were developed, in addition to upgrading most (if not all) of the VT09 library. Very few standard VT02 games were released by JungleTac, though there are a handful of exceptions to this. JungleTac would also release a series of vertically oriented handhelds, named the Classic Max Pocket, that used VT168 hardware and came with unique games specifically developed for the platform (they would release horizontally oriented handhelds using the same name, which use completely different hardware and for the most part, include completely different games).

One of JungleTac's distributors, Lexibook, frequently altered games from their VT3xx library to feature licenses such as Spider-Man and Frozen. These games are rather difficult to document, due to only releasing in certain parts of Europe - but they all appear to be hacks of already existing titles and nothing fully original.

At some point, many of the title screens for their games were hacked out, or in some cases never existed to begin with. While this seems to have been to save space in some cases, other times it was ultimately pointless. This leads to many multicarts using the wrong names for games in the menu. Games marked with an asterisk (*) are confirmed to be the original name; others may be incorrect.

There is an unknown development company affiliated with JungleTac, who has produced both variations of JungleTac games and otherwise-original titles. It is unknown what this company is actually called, and they are known to just be credited as "JungleTac" on certain releases; despite seemingly not being JungleTac itself.

Sunplus/Game Boy Advance[]

Sometime between the Famiclone-based releases, proprietary 16-bit and 32-bit titles were developed by JungleTac for Sunplus-based devices, as well as ports of those games for Game Boy Advance hardware. This library is mostly different from the VT titles, although there are still a few carry-overs.

The Sunplus games seem to have first appeared on a rare series of Disney-licensed handhelds known as Disney Game It!. This is evidenced by many "generic" variations of the games retaining various Disney assets - sometimes not changing any graphics at all.

VT02 Games[]

Tiltboy[]

The Tiltboy is an uncommon plug & play where the controller is physically rotated to control movement. This release is the only major VT02 production by JungleTac (excluding those from the unknown affiliated developer).

  • Aero Engine - Clone of Gradius. There is an alternate UM6578 version (produced by the "unknown developer") called Alien Attack.
  • Bingo Zap - Maneuver the marble into the hole.
  • Birdie Nest - Catch the bird's eggs into your hands while avoiding touching its poop or letting it go off-screen. The pause function seems to be broken.
  • Insect Chase - Catch the butterflies into your net.
  • Last Cabra - A top-down shooting game.
  • Motor Rally - A pseudo-3D racing game similar to Pole Position. Two VT09 hacks of the game exist - VR Racing and Bump Lorry Race.
  • Ocean Quest - A side-scrolling racing game.
  • Pinball Track - Move the marble through the track without it falling into the holes.
  • Runner Car - A top-down racing game. Numerous VT09 hacks of it were created, including Gear Race, Racing Boat, Road Bumper, Speedy Way X, and Truck Race.
  • Spin Ball - Similar to Pinball Track, but without any holes.

8-bit and VT-based Games[]

Original Games (VT03-09/UM6578)[]

  • 100m Dash - Clone of an event from Track & Field, featuring cats and dogs. An alternate revision features people and is literally titled Track & Field.
    • Two characters on the title screen are named "DICK" and "KUM", which is possibly an intended suggestive innuendo.
  • Animal Pool - Hit the incoming animals with your dodgeball.
  • Awake Baby - Navigate the babies out of the way so the highlighted baby can pass through.
  • Baking Fun - The player must flip pancakes without burning them. The chef is a modified version of Cooking Mama with an altered face.
  • Ball Clash* - Clone of Penguin-kun Wars. The rarely seen title screen features a picture of Bugs Bunny. Later hacked to create Ball Clash and Action Ball (VT3xx).
    • A version of this game would be included on a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket that uses an unknown architecture, which is named Ball Clash and appears to be identical to the VT3xx Ball Clash hack.[2]
  • Ball Mania* - The player controls a sphere, with smaller, colored spheres coming from all directions. Two of the same color small sphere must be lined up in order to be destroyed.
  • Balloon Man - The player navigates a frog to collect the specified amount of balloons while avoiding sparks. Somewhat similar to the Balloon Trip mode in Balloon Fight, but taking place on a single screen.
  • Basketball* - A basic basketball game. The title screen uses graphics from Sonic Pocket Adventure.
  • Bean's Adventure! - Puzzle game similar to Flappy. The protagonist appears to be a modified Kirby from Kirby Super Star. Later hacked to create Fish Adventure (VT3xx).
  • Beat the Bird - Shoot the birds.
  • Big Racing* - A racing game. In the original UM6578 version, the car drives around a circular track; in the VT09 version, the track is just a straight line.
  • Bingo
  • Birdie Hunt* - A lightgun game where the player must shoot birds; despite the premise, it is unrelated to Duck Hunt. The game's music is taken from the NES version of Asterix; the character on the title screen loosely resembles Moorhuhn. It is UM6578 only.
  • Block Flying - Clone of Quarth.
  • Block Out - A basic Breakout clone.
  • Bob Shop* - The player must fully stock the store's shelves before the shift ends.
  • Bolt Fighter* - A top-down, scrolling shooter taking place in a desert.
  • Bomb Fish - The player navigates a blue cat to the exit by exploding the bricks surrounding him in the correct way.
  • Bounce* - The player navigates four paddles at the same time, and must continuously bounce the ball between them without dropping it.
  • Brains Diamonds - Navigate the cube to collect all of the coins and land in the star tile.
  • Bubble Blaster - Clone of Zuma.
  • Build Up Road - A clone of Pipe Mania with road pieces instead of pipes.
  • Bump Car - A top-down racing game on a broken road, where the player must hop to avoid obstacles.
  • Catch the Egg* - Clone of a minigame from Panic Restaurant.
  • Challenge 100* - Clone of NS-Shaft. The playable character appears to be Keroppi from Kero Kero Keroppi.
    • This game was later ported to VT3xx hardware as Down to 100; this version appears to be entirely reprogrammed in comparison, and is likely modeled after a vertical-resolution VT168 game (though this is unconfirmed).
  • Conquer South Pole* - A clone of Kickle Cubicle.
  • Crocodile Pond* - A lightgun game where the player shoots crocodiles. The game plays a rendition of the Castlequest theme; the title screen is modified from the Bubble Bobble logo. It is UM6578 only.
  • Danger Zone (AKA Zone Danger)* - A seemingly original puzzle game where blocks must be picked up and thrown into gaps to clear lines. Later hacked to create Dangerous Zone (VT3xx). A version of this game is included in a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket handheld that uses an unknown architecture, which is named Dangerous Zone and is near identical to the VT3xx version, but this version lacks music.
  • Dart Champion* - Clone of an event from Track & Field.
  • Delta Fighter - A top-down shooter.
  • Dragon Fire - A clone of the Gamtec game Fire Dragon, which itself is a basic snake game. Despite the name being the same, the Chinese dragon is replaced with a regular snake graphic; the same snake sprite was used in a game from the "unknown developer", Hungry Worm.
  • Elfland* - Clone of the 1992 game of the same name. Despite using the same graphics as the original, it is not based on the same engine, and was ported from scratch. It is unknown if JungleTac's version was a licensed port or not.
  • Excel Racing* - Clone of Rally-X, but without the ability to blow smoke.
  • Fancy Match - Clone of Minna no Taabou no Nakayoshi Daisakusen. Some of the fruit graphics are taken from Pac-Man.
  • Fast Race - Clone of Bump 'n Jump (but not a hack).
  • Fire Fighter - Clone of Flying Hero for the Famicom.
  • Fish Catcher* - Catch fish with the grabber. Later hacked to create Ghost Buster (VT3xx).
  • Fish Quiz* - Line up the two colored seals by rotating them as the picture illustrates.
  • Flying* - Navigate the blue square to land on the red square by bouncing off of other bricks.
  • Football Kid - Kick the ball into the net while intentionally hitting people walking in front of it. The graphics appear to be strange mish-moshes of characters from other games, like Mario from Super Mario World and the Kiteretsu Daihyakka characters. The VT09 version also features somewhat racist blackface stereotypes.
  • Fossick Underground
  • Freak Number* - Group the tiles together to add up the numbers.
  • Frogger* - Licensed port from Konami. An alternate 2017 revision from Basic Fun changes the music tracks.
  • Garden Maze - Move the tiles around in order to guide the people to the exit. Later hacked to create Puzzle Quest (VT3xx).
  • Go Bang
  • Golden Arrow* - Clone of an event from Track & Field. A version of this game is included in a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket handheld that uses an unknown architecture, which has identical graphics and gameplay to the original VTxx version, but lacks music and seemingly uses sampled audio for sound effects.[3]
  • Grass Cutter - Mow the entire lawn before the timer runs out. A game seemingly originating from the "unknown developer", Lawn Purge, is very similar to Grass Cutter, with nearly identical level layouts.
  • Happy Diamond* - Clone of Puzznic with a Christmas theme. Later hacked to create Blox World (VT3xx).
  • Hard Win* - Sort the colored balls into the correct tubes.
  • Igloo Land* - A clone of Soukoban gameplay-wise, but with unique visuals. There are several minigames in between levels as well.
  • Jumping Ball* - Shoot the ball into the three tiles, and make their pictures match with each other.
  • Lonely Island - Clone of Hirake! Ponkikki for the Famicom. The playable characters are replaced with the penguins from Yume Penguin Monogatari.
  • Loop Tennis - Hit the ball onto the moving tennis racket(s) floating above.
  • Lucky Lawn Mower - A puzzle game where a lawn mower must collect all of the gems laid across the field.
  • Magic Diamond - A Tetris clone, with the addition of "bombs" that can wipe out bricks.
  • Matching Tiles - Mahjong matching game with simpler characters.
  • Monkey 'N Fox - Clone of Pooyan. Later hacked to create Homeland Defence (VT3xx), Rabbit's Defence (VT09), and Skytrooper War (VT3xx).
  • Move Fun* - A basic puzzle game. Later hacked to create Move Fun and Fruit Fall (VT3xx), which are simplified compared to the original UM6578 and VT03 versions and mostly share the same changes between each other. The former variant has a title screen and changes the fruit to graphics from a Puzzle Bobble game, while the latter variant lacks a title screen and still uses fruit as the swappable pieces like in the original game.
    • A simplified version of this game based on the VT3xx versions would be created for an unknown architecture and is known to be included on the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket. The port has a title screen with a "Jungle Soft 2007" copyright notice, plays MIDI-style music, and uses sampled audio for sound effects.[4]
  • Mr. Ball
  • The Night - The player controls a devil, shooting at orbs an angel is dropping down. Later hacked to create Ant & Bee (VT3xx).
  • Number Quest* - A Sudoku game.
  • Ogreish Flower - Clone of Zeek the Geek. Later hacked to create Canyon Raider (VT09) and Sprouts Adventure (VT3xx). Sprouts Adventure features the Pokemon Trainer from Pokemon FireRed.
    • This game would also be ported to an unknown architecture for a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket; the port uses different graphics (or at least a different palette) and MIDI-style music.[5]
  • One Day of Mr. Potato* - A platforming game where the player must collect keys to free the imprisoned "potato". The player cannot jump, only climb ladders. The main characters strongly resemble Kirby, but they are actually modified versions of Tiki from The NewZealand Story. Later hacked to create Defender (VT09) and Mr. Onion (VT3xx). A version of this game is included in a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket handheld that uses an unknown architecture, which is near identical to the VT3xx version with the exception that it plays MIDI-style music instead of chiptune music.[6]
    • The game is almost always incorrectly called "Mr. Onion" or "Hero Spud" on multicarts. The former name was later used for the Sunplus, GBA, and VT3xx ports of the game.
  • Paint Quest - Clone of Brush Roller, which in itself is a clone of Crush Roller. Later hacked to create Paint Master (VT3xx).
  • Pair Memo - A card-matching game, where more cards are spawned from the bottom; the game is over if the cards reach the top of the screen.
  • Path Finder - Collect the key in order to open the exit, while collecting treasure along the way.
  • Pet Shop - The player controls a tabby cat fighting against a bulldog. Projectiles must be skillfully aimed at the dog in order to defeat it. Later hacked to create War of Mummy (VT3xx), which is Plants vs. Zombies-themed.
  • Pool Pro* - Clone of Side Pocket; the graphics are based on the SNES/Genesis version of the game, rather than the preexisting NES port.
  • Push the Ball - A very close clone of Shufflepuck Cafe.
  • Push the Box - A Soukoban clone.
  • Quick Move - Press the button to move the floorboards down so the marble can pass. Later hacked to create Ball Slider (VT3xx).
  • Rainbow - Catch the rainbows into the pot.
  • Right Spot* - Move the colored bricks into their respective area.
  • Risker - Platforming game similar to Mappy. It has very poor collision detection. One of the enemies resembles Porygon from Pokemon.
  • Road Star* - Using the right amount of force, land the car onto the tiny spot of road without crashing into the ground. Later hacked to create Road Star (VT3xx). A version of this game is included in a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket handheld that uses an unknown architecture, which is near identical to the VT3xx version, but lacks music, has a title screen, and some sound effects in this version are different from the VT3xx version.[7]
  • Scramble* - Licensed port from Konami. Later hacked to create Night Wings (VT3xx and on an unknown architecture for a variant of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket). The unknown architecture version features different graphics, MIDI-style music, and sampled audio for sound effects. The version on the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket has a "Jungle Soft 2007" copyright notice.[8][9]
  • Sea War - Clone of Depthcharge. Later hacked to create Skies of War and Sea War (VT3xx); the latter is a straight port of the original VTxx game with updated graphics and sampled audio for sound effects, although it lacks music. A version of this game is included on a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket that uses an unknown architecture, which appears to be identical to the VT3xx version.[10]
  • Sky Fighter - Shooting game based on the same engine as Delta Fighter.
  • Sky Mission - Clone of Astro Robo Sasa.
  • Slot Machine - A rather basic Slot Machine game.
  • Smart Escape* - A top-down game where a penguin, armed with a red balloon, must collect all the treasures scattered across the island.
  • Smart Frog - Guide the frog across the lilypads in a specific way to eliminate them all. Graphics are used from an unidentified Frogger game.
  • Snood* - Licensed port. Later hacked into Magic Bubble (VT09).
  • Snood Towers* - Licensed port. Later hacked into Bubble Factory (VT09).
  • Space Castle* - Clone of Space Invaders. Later hacked to create Colony (VT09).
    • This game would also be ported to an unknown architecture for the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket. This port has a unique title screen, removes music, and uses sampled audio for sound effects.[11]
  • Star Ally* - A very close clone of Recca. There is an alternate UM6578 version (produced by the "unknown developer") called Space War.
  • Storm Combat* - Clone of Ice Climber. One of the enemies appears to be Bub from Bubble Bobble. It is UM6578 only.
  • Submarine War - A Battleship game.
  • Super Surfing - Collect moneybags while avoiding touching the other surfers.
  • Texas Hold'em
  • Time Pilot* - Licensed port from Konami.
  • Towers - Clone of NS-Tower, based on the same engine as Challenge 100.
  • Transportation - Modified version of Hard Win that is more difficult.
  • Ultra Doggy* - A game clearly based on Frogger, but with several original concepts. Later hacked to create Wild River (VT09).
  • Under the Sea - Maneuver through the obstacles in the narrow, auto-scrolling sea.
  • Valiant Rescue* - Shooting game based on the same engine as Bolt Fighter.
  • Whack the Critter* - A basic Whac-A-Mole game. Later hacked to create Clowning Hit (VT09).
  • Win, Lose or Draw - Single game plug & play from Senario, based on the 1980s TV game show of the same name. Uses an actual pen to draw, similar to the Oeka Kids Famicom games.
  • Wison - Clone of Gamtec's Wisdom Boy.
  • Worm Catch - Clone of Bird Week, using the same graphics. Additionally, some background graphics are taken from Super Mario Bros. 2 (Japan). Later hacked to create Worm Catch (VT3xx). A version of this game is included in a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket handheld that uses an unknown architecture, which is near identical to the VT3xx except for the lack of music.
  • Zero Tiger - Another shooting game based on the Bolt Fighter engine.

VT168 games[]

Some time in 2007, JungleTac would release various games developed for VT168 hardware on a series of vertically oriented handhelds, originally named the Classic Max, or Classic Max Pocket (not to be confused with the horizontally oriented handhelds of the same name, also released by JungleTac). Some of the games were developed by Nice Code Software specifically for JungleTac's vertical Classic Max handhelds, with the titles being listed on Nice Code's website for a time as part of their VT168 library.[12]

Unlike JungleTac's 8-bit and other VT-based games, the VT168 games do not use NES-style music, instead using sampled music, similar to contemporary 16-bit consoles such as the Super Nintendo. Many of the games' music tracks are also described as sounding similar to music present in Nice Code's known 16-bit games (e.g., games included on a 7 in 1 cartridge that comes with the uncommon Wiii3 205 in 1).[13] These games and the systems they were released on are very uncommon and have scant documentation available online.

The below lists feature the following notation: a "[12]" indicates a game included on 12-in-1 models; a "[30]" indicates a game included on 30-in-1 models. For further information on these titles (including Nice Code-affiliated games in the set), see Nice Code's VT168 game list and the Classic Max Pocket article. Also note that many games have more in-depth descriptions in the "Original Games (VT3xx)" section below, due to better documentation of that hardware.

Nice Code-developed[]

  • Abey's Dream[30]
  • Dingle Hunt[12][30] - Has a 2007 copyright notice attributed to Jungle Soft on the title screen.
  • Jig Chick[30] - This game's connection to Nice Code's VT03 game of the same name is unclear.

Others[]

The following games are also present on JungleTac's vertical Classic Max handhelds, but do not have a known developer attached to them. Some of these games may have still been developed by Nice Code as they share traits with the confirmed VT168 Nice Code-developed games, and a few are even ports of Nice Code's 8-bit titles. Some of the other games listed are simply ports of previous JungleTac titles, but which ones are currently unclear.

Connected to Nice Code[]
  • Dragon Tower[30]
  • Egypt Legend[12][30]
  • First Defense[30]
  • Gem World[12][30]
  • Knocking Now[30]
  • Monster Hunter[30]
  • The Night Job[30]
  • Pocket Crisis[30]
  • Stack Master[12][30]
  • Space Craft[12][30]
  • Tiger Across[30]
  • Up to the Sky[30]
  • Wonder Ball[30] - This game's connection to Nice Code's VT02 game of the same name is unclear.
  • Zodiac Dreamers[12][30]
Miscellaneous[]
  • Baby Arms[30] - Likely connected to a VT3xx game of the same name.
  • Code Eagle[12][30] - Clone of the arcade game Intrepid. Later converted to VT3xx in horizontal resolution.
  • Double Punch[12][30] - Clone of the arcade game Triple Punch with the player controlling Mr. Potato/Mr. Onion. The title screen logo is modeled after the logo to Mario Party Advance.
  • Down to 100[30] - Likely connected to a VT3xx game of the same name (which is a variant of the VTxx-based Challenge 100).
  • FireFighter Bros[30] - Likely connected to a VT3xx game titled FireFight Bro.
  • Flame Beetles[30] - Likely connected to a VT3xx game of the same name.
  • Go Go Go[12][30] - A Rally-X clone.
  • Happy Mice[30] - Likely connected to a VT3xx game of the same name.
  • Homeland Defence[30] - Likely connected to a VT3xx game of the same name (which is a variant of the VTxx-based Monkey 'N Fox).
  • Mystic Totem[30] - Likely connected to a VT3xx game of the same name.
  • Pop Ball[12][30] - A pinball game with a grassy aesthetic; there is an additional reskin titled Go Soccer[12][30] with different music. Both titles were later converted to VT369 (with the former being renamed Farm Pinball) in horizontal resolution.
  • Save a Queen[12][30] - A game that plays similarly to Frogger.

Original Games (VT3xx)[]

Only VT3xx-exclusive titles are listed here - not any hacks of games originally in the VT09 library. Most of these games (and other JungleTac VT3xx games not listed in this section) use the NES APU functionality of the VT3xx systems for music, while a few others use sampled audio.

  • Auto X - A simple racing game.
  • Baby Arms - Clone of the Game & Watch game Donkey Kong 3.
  • Ball Blaster - A Zuma clone, of a higher quality than Bubble Blaster.
  • Bird Hunter - Clone of Bird & Beans (AKA Pyoro) from WarioWare, Inc.
  • Bomb Hero - A clone of the NES/Famicom version of Bomberman. The enemies are replaced with orange Kirbys and green Jigglypuffs.
  • Bubble Hero - Collect the stars while avoiding the cannonballs.
  • Climbing Challenge - Clone of Donkey Kong Jr. starring what appears to be Funky Kong. Levels 3 and 4 from the original are swapped around.
  • Close Shell - Clone of Lights Out!.
  • Code Eagle!* - Clone of the arcade game Intrepid. The player must go into all of the castle's rooms and steal the items hidden within them. In the top room, the player must give the ID ticket to the guard in order to steal the safe. Then the castle must be exited as quickly as possible. The main character appears to be a modified version of Bomberman.
  • Dart - A basic darts game.
  • Dodgeman - Clone of the minigame Cavity Calamity from Warioware, Inc., turned into a full game. When the player dies, a voice sample of Fred Flintstone saying "Yabba Dabba Doo!" is played.
  • Dream Bubble - A Tetris clone similar to Magic Diamond, though it is seemingly coded differently. The game features a "special mode" which merely turns the screen upside down.
  • Explore* - A game comprised of small platforming-puzzle challenges. Seemingly higher-budget than the other titles.
  • Farm Pinball - A pinball game. Later hacked to create Go Soccer (VT3xx).
  • Final Escape - Clone of Pengo.
  • Final Ninja - You control a ninja who must hit samurai using a crosshair.
  • Find the Way - Guide the chicken down the right path to collect the egg.
  • Fire Fighter - Different than the VT09 version; it is still a clone of Flying Hero, but with different levels.
  • Firefight Bro. - Clone of the Game & Watch game Fire. The player controls Mario and Luigi with their mustaches removed, catching helmet-wearing Marios from Wrecking Crew '98. Hacks include Air Circus (VT3xx) and Spring Bros (VT3xx). Air Circus uses a custom graphic of Circus Charlie based on the arcade machine's artwork.
  • Fishing - A rather advanced fishing game.
  • Flame Beetles - Make all of the beetles touch each other. The "sunflower counter" graphic (seen when losing a level) is taken from Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue.
  • Fossick Underground - Guide the machine to collect all of the coins while escaping to the other side.
  • Fruit Killer - A game based on Fruit Ninja, featuring a visible, movable ninja who moves left and right.
  • Fruit Rotation - Clone of Fruit Fall.
  • Fun Claw - A simulation of a claw machine.
  • Garden Weeder - Carefully maneuver the mower to cut all of the grass without hitting the Bibarels (a character from Pokemon). Otis from the movie Barnyard appears in the bottom-left corner.
  • Golf - A rather advanced golf game.
  • Hamster Fighter - A Whac-A-Mole game, different than Whack the Critter. Inexplicably features birds and not hamsters.
  • Happy Farm - A clone of the Flash game Happy Pill. Hit the rabbits with the carrot until they are all blushing; you cannot hit them too many times or else you will lose.
  • Happy Mice - Clone of the Game & Watch game Mario's Cement Factory. Some of the graphics are taken from the Game & Watch Gallery 4 port of the game.
  • Hero Legend* - Clone of Don Doko Don! starring a modified and recolored version of the sprite used for Link in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap.
  • Hot Racing - A top-down racing game with shooting mechanics, similar to Spy Hunter.
  • Imp and Cubes - Puzzle game with the player controlling two Caspers. Three of the same shape must be lined up to eliminate them.
  • Juggle - Clone of the Game & Watch game Ball.
  • Kitchen War - Throw the objects at the chef.
  • Kongfu - A first-person boxing game. The game appears to feature only two rounds.
  • Let's Go - A clone of Door Door. The character is replaced with Toad (seemingly using graphics from a Mario & Luigi game) wearing a Santa hat, and the enemies are replaced with Goombas and the Dr. Mario Viruses.
  • Little Plane - Clone of Paper Plane from WarioWare, Inc.
  • Hide and Seek - A "ball-in-a-cup" game with sheep in haystacks. Possibly a modified Lonely Island minigame.
  • Magic Bubble - A Bust-a-Move clone, different than the aforementioned Snood.
  • Manic Troll - A Gold Miner game.
  • Mini Golf* - A mini golf game with a pseudo-3D perspective.
  • Mister Easter - Catch a certain amount of eggs.
  • Money Go! - Collect the money while avoiding negative sales figures, which will cause the character to horrifically bleed out of his face.
  • Morra - A "Vs. Fighter"-styled Rock, Paper, Scissors game starring Pucca.
  • Mr. Mosquito - Shoot the mosquito who is not wearing a gas mask.
  • Mr. Runner - A game similar to Explore, starring the same character, but continues endlessly rather than in small sections.
  • Mystic Totem - Get the rings around the totem to the other side. Later hacked to create Move It (VT3xx).
  • North Salvation* - A clone of Mr. Driller. This version is based on a game of the same name that is included on some horizontal Classic Max Pocket units that use an unknown architecture, which uses MIDI-style music instead of chiptune music.
  • Pile the Box - Stack the treasure chests on top of each other without knocking over the forming tower.
  • Ping Pong - A standard ping pong game. Miis appear in the background.
  • Pool Quiz - Turn all of the tiles pink within the limited moves.
  • Pop Ball - Clone of Pang! starring Ness from Earthbound. Later hacked to create Bubble Master (VT3xx) and Magic Ball (VT3xx).
  • Puzzle Pop - Move the tiles to pop the bubbles.
  • Secret Bottle - Same concept as Fish Quiz.
  • Sprint - Jump between the sides of the buildings in order to avoid obstacles. The protagonist appears to be Zool on Luigi's body.
  • Sudoku - A sudoku game, different than Number Quest.
  • Super Rabbit - Aim in the right direction with the right force so the rabbit can land on the bottle(s).
  • Swing Fall - Land on top of the buildings from above. Features the same character as Explore and Mr. Runner.
  • Take a Smile - Take quality pictures of the happy women in cars passing by, while avoiding taking pictures of the angry women.
  • Vs. Football - A top-down soccer game that plays somewhat like Pong.
  • Win or Lose - You control a paddle and must bounce the balls until the timer runs out.
  • Winlinez - Clone of Lines, or some variation thereof.
  • Yakyuuken - Another Rock, Paper, Scissors game. It is different to Morra, as it is in first person.

Hacks (UM6578)[]

For additional hacks from the unknown associate company, see the unknown JungleTac affiliate's "Hacks" section.

Original Game Hack Name(s) Notes
Arkanoid Block Shock* Hacked to take place in a candy factory. Re-hacked by the affiliate company to create Rescue (UM6578).
Balloon Fight Balloon Boy 2* The Balloon Trip mode is removed. Features an additional variant within the coding titled Super Balloon 2 (UM6578). Re-hacked by the affiliate company to create Balloon War (UM6578).
Battle City Jungle Attack*
Bump 'n' Jump Jump Car* Based on the U.S. version. Hacked to feature a boat, with the road and surrounding areas replaced with water. Re-hacked by the affiliate company to create Water Bike (UM6578).
Duck Hunt (1) Huntsman* Features only the "Game A" and "B" modes.
Duck Hunt (2) Flying Saucer* Features only the "Game C" (clay pigeons) mode.
F-1 Race Race One* Hacked to take place in outer space. The title screen plays an arrangement of the Astro Boy theme. Features an additional variant within the coding titled Power Race One (UM6578). Re-hacked by the affiliate company to create Mega Race (UM6578).
Galaga Omega Zone* Replaces the aliens with octopi.
Hogan's Alley Sharp Shooter* Appears to only feature the "Game A" mode. The title screen features Yusuke Urameshi from YuYu Hakusho modified to be holding a gun.
Magic Jewelry Jewel Master* A rather advanced hack, replacing the Statue of Liberty with Easter Island statues; later converted to VT09. Was also re-hacked to create Fruit (VT09), alongside many Lexibook "licensed" variants. This game would also be ported to an unknown architecture for the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket, which has different graphics and MIDI-style music, as well as a title screen with a "Jungle Soft 2007" copyright notice.[14]
Road Fighter (1) GP Race* Features motorcycles instead of cars. The first release of the game was a basic graphics hack; a more common later version is much more advanced, changing the layout and graphics considerably. Features an additional variant within the coding titled Speedy Motor (UM6578). A VT09 version was also produced, but it was seemingly reprogrammed from scratch, no longer using any original Road Fighter coding. Re-hacked by the affiliate company to create Road Hero (UM6578).
Road Fighter (2) Racing Pioneer* Considerably more basic than GP Race; features an outer space setting.

An uncommon console called the "Solar Games Super 7 in 1" features VT02 hacks based on the JungleTac/unknown affiliate's UM6578 library, but are closer visually to Inventor ROM hacks of the same games.[15]

Unknown[]

No information on these games is known, so it is unclear if they are hacks or originals.

  • Fantastic Show (UM6578)
  • Mr. Egg (UM6578)

Lexibook licensed variations (VT3xx)[]

Franchise Game Title Original Game
Disney Frozen Alpine Wonder Let's Go
Disney Frozen Eternal Winter Mister Easter
Disney Frozen Ice Maze Garden Maze
Disney Frozen Ice Power Pop Ball
Disney Frozen Icy Journey North Salvation
Disney Frozen Snow Fight Kitchen War
Disney Frozen Snow Kingdom Firefight Bro.
Disney Frozen Sparkling Memory Fancy Match
Disney Frozen Spiraling Snow Hide and Seek
Disney Frozen Winter Magic Jewel Master (Magic Jewelry)
Disney Princess Fabulous Shop Bob Shop
Disney Princess Fancy Match Fancy Match
Disney Princess Jewels Collection Jewel Master (Magic Jewelry)
Disney Princess Princess Puzzle Puzzle Pop
Disney Princess Royal Diamonds Brains Diamonds
Disney's Cars Bubble Lead Magic Bubble
Disney's Cars Build Up Roads Build Up Road
Disney's Cars City Cup Pop Ball
Disney's Cars Flash Racer Hot Racing
Disney's Cars Formula Line Jewel Master (Magic Jewelry)
Disney's Cars Gear Race Gear Race (Runner Car)
Disney's Cars Mater's Tires Hide and Seek
Disney's Cars Mission Guido Ultra Doggy
Disney's Cars Neon Spin Ball Blaster
Disney's Cars Road Star Road Star
Disney's Planes Air Race Gear Race (Runner Car)
Disney's Planes Ball Blaster Ball Blaster
Disney's Planes Block Flying Block Flying
Disney's Planes Bubble's Dream Magic Bubble
Disney's Planes Clouds and Jewels Jewel Master (Magic Jewelry)
Disney's Planes Crazy Balls Win or Lose
Disney's Planes Dusty's Challenge Little Plane
Disney's Planes Find El Chupacabra Hide and Seek
Disney's Planes Magic Jewel Puzzle Pop
Disney's Planes Pair Up Pair Memo
Minnie Mouse Bows Space Fruit Rotation
Minnie Mouse Falling Stars Mister Easter
Minnie Mouse Fanciful Diamonds Brains Diamonds
Minnie Mouse Garden Party Shop Bob Shop
Minnie Mouse Magic Bows Pop Ball
Minnie Mouse Spring a Line Move Fun
Minnie Mouse Springtastic Match Fancy Match
Minnie Mouse Springtime Puzzle Puzzle Pop
Minnie Mouse Sweet Jewels Jewel Master (Magic Jewelry)
Minnie Mouse Tea Time Baking Fun
Paw Patrol Farm Rescue Firefight Bro.
Paw Patrol Finding Chase Hide and Seek
Paw Patrol Patrolling the Highway Gear Race (Runner Car)
Paw Patrol Pawprints Match Move Fun
Paw Patrol Porter's Cafe Danger Zone
Paw Patrol Pups Treats Hard Win
Paw Patrol Rubble the Engineer Lucky Lawn Mower
Paw Patrol Seeking for Puppies Fancy Match
Paw Patrol Skye in the Sky Little Plane
Paw Patrol Turbo Hovercraft Rainbow
PJ Masks The Anti-Gravity Machine Challenge 100
PJ Masks Cat-Car Mission Road Star
PJ Masks Catch the Moths Fruit Killer
PJ Masks Gekko and Luna Girl's Moths Bubble Hero
PJ Masks Gekko's Super Strength Danger Zone
PJ Masks Owl Glider Adventure Little Plane
PJ Masks Owlette in the Sky Balloon Man
PJ Masks Owlette's Playground Cleanup Fancy Match
PJ Masks Sticky Splats Matchup Move Fun
PJ Masks Trick the Ninjalinos Move Fun
Spider-Man Avoid the Threats Climbing Challenge
Spider-Man Save the City Fossick Underground
Spider-Man Sprint Sprint
Spider-Man Swing Fall Swing Fall
Spider-Man To the Rescue Mr. Runner
Star Wars Asteroid Blockade Block Out
Star Wars Attack on Lothal Bird Hunter
Star Wars Chopper Adventure Bean's Adventure
Star Wars Ezra's Escape One Day of Mr. Potato
Star Wars Flight of the Asteroid Field Little Plane
Star Wars The Imperial Base Explore
Star Wars Rebel Supplies Pile the Box
Star Wars Sabine's Mission Challenge 100
Star Wars Tatooine Run Mr. Runner
Star Wars Zeb's Trap Danger Zone

Original unknown architecture games[]

A set of games based on JungleTac's VTxx/16-bit Sunplus games would be included in their horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket unit released in 2007. Some of the games from this set, along with an additional set of games, would also be included in a specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket unit, which looks identical to the other known horizontal Classic Max Pocket systems. While the games on both systems look and function the same as versions of the games on another revision of the 30 in 1 and higher capacity horizontal Classic Max Pocket units, which use the VT3xx chipset, they feature notable differences from the VT3xx versions. Namely, most of the games play MIDI-style songs that sound similar to those found in the games on the vertical Classic Max Pocket systems, which is not present in any of JungleTac's known VT3xx games (music in their VT3xx games is either chiptune music or in some cases, digitised audio). These games also have title screens, with most of the 12 in 1 games including a 2007 copyright notice attributed to Jungle Soft. The hardware that the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket and the specific revision of the 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket use is currently unknown.

This section will exclusively cover games for this currently unknown architecture that are not directly based on the 8-bit games. All games currently listed are included on both the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket and the specific revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket that is not known to use VT3xx hardware (hereafter referred to in this section as the "unknown architecture" revision of the unit):

  • Bubble Blaster - A Zuma clone, similar to the VTxx and 16-bit Sunplus games of the same name. This version features unique graphics and compared to the VTxx version, is overall of a higher quality. The version on the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket has a title screen with a "Jungle Soft 2007" copyright notice visible.[16] The version of this game on the "unknown architecture" revision of the 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket units removes the title screen and uses different graphics compared to the version on the 12 in 1.[17] The 30 in 1 version of this game appears to be the basis for the VT3xx version (which is present on another revision of the 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket).
  • Gear Race - A top down racing game that is identical to the VT3xx game of the same name.[18]
  • Hero Legend - Port of the 16-bit Sunplus game of the same name. This version lacks in-game music and has a title screen. The version on the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket has a "Jungle Soft 2007" copyright notice, which is removed in the version included on the "unknown architecture" revision of the horizontal 30 in 1 Classic Max Pocket.[19][20]
  • North Salvation - A clone of Mr. Driller.[21]
  • Push the Box - A Soukoban clone. The first level in this game is identical to the first level in JungleTac's 16-bit/GBA game Busy Bong/Busy Busy.
  • Win or Lose - Port of the 16-bit Sunplus game of the same name. At least in the version on the horizontal 12 in 1 Classic Max Pocket, the paddle graphic is more generic-looking.[22]

Sunplus/GBA Games[]

Note that the 32-bit Sunplus versions of these games have all been found exclusively on the Zone 3D game console, a system based on Sunplus SPG293 hardware.

Disney Game It! games[]

(Note: any "hacked" variants listed are games which are very clearly based on the Disney versions [e.g. retaining graphics, HUD locations, etc.]. Other similar games, which are not 100% verifiable to be Game It!-based, are listed in the "Other Games" section below.)

Game Title Platform(s) Notes
Donald's Hectic Hay Bales "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) Based on JungleTac's previously-released Danger Zone. Later hacked to create Hay Bales; the hacked version bizarrely replaces Donald and Goofy's faces with Duster from Mother 3, while leaving their bodies (and even Donald's hat) intact. Hay Bales would later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Hay Bales 2, with its only major difference from the other versions being its lack of music.
Donald's Tugboat Adventures "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) A boat racing game. Later hacked to create Jet Skiing.
Goofy's Loco-Coconuts "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) The player controls Goofy, and must throw coconuts into a barrel guarded by Huey, Duey and Louie. Later hacked to create Crazy Coconuts, which would then be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Crazy Coconuts 2.
Mickey's Apple Cart "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) A Soukoban clone; similar to the previously-released Push the Box.
Mickey's Surf Adventure "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) The player must guide Mickey Mouse to collect items while avoiding other surfers and obstacles. Later hacked to create Surf Adventure; the hacked version replaces Mickey with Konami's Goemon. Surf Adventure would later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems.
Minnie's Eggs-Aspirating Hen House "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) Guide Minnie Mouse to collect the eggs. Later hacked to create Egg Collector, which would then be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Egg Collector 2.
Minnie's Fruit Fiasco "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) A Puzzloop or Zuma clone, seemingly unrelated to any prior NES-based ports.
Minnie's Pearls "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) The player controls Minnie underwater and must swim to collect pearls from oysters. Later hacked to create Pearls; oddly, the hacked version features Ariel from The Little Mermaid, despite that no official Ariel version appeared on the Game It! systems. Pearls would later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems.
Pluto's Sheep-Dog Day "Classic Pals" (Sunplus) The player must guide sheep through the correctly-colored paths, somewhat like the previously-released Hard Win. Later hacked to create Sheep-Dog Day, which is nearly identical to the original; Pluto is replaced with a generic dog in this version. Sheep-Dog Day would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Sheep Corral.
Fairy Godmother's Pumpkin Surprise "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) Effectively a basic lawn mowing game, but the player controls a magic wand that can move freely in any direction. Later hacked to create Pumpkin Surprise, which is nearly identical to the original. Pumpkin Surprise would later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems.
Flotsam And Jetsam Potion Commotion "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) A game similar to Breakout, but with much fewer "bricks". Later hacked to create Potion Commotion, which is nearly identical to the original. Potion Commotion would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Potion Commotion 2.
Flounder's Starry Night "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) The player must collect items under the sea while avoiding obstacles. Later hacked to create Starry Night, which is nearly identical to the original; some Starry Night versions recolor Flounder blue, while others leave him yellow. Starry Night would later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Underwater Adventure. Flounder would be recolored blue in that version.
Gus And Jaq's Cooking Chaos "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) The player controls Gus and Jaq, who are holding a giant cake, to collect falling toppings for the cake. Later hacked to create Cooking Chaos, which would then be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Cooking Chaos 2.
Gus's Feed Sort "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) Another Soukoban clone. Later hacked to create Feed Sort, which is nearly identical to the original. Feed Sort would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Food Sorter.
Lucifer's Ballroom Bonanza "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) A basic puzzle game, similar to the previously-released Move Fun. Later hacked to create Ballroom Bonanza, which is nearly identical to the original. Ballroom Bonanza would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Ballroom Trio.
Lucifer's Bountiful Beads "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) Another Zuma clone.
Scuttle's Thingamubobs "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) The player must fly around and collect items from the ocean below while avoiding obstacles. Later hacked to create Dinglehoppers, which is nearly identical to the original. Dinglehoppers would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Seagull Adventure.
Susie's Buttons And Baubles "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) Based on Jungletac's previously-released Hard Win (being a direct port, unlike the looser Pluto's Sheep-Dog Day adaption). This game would later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems and modified to create Button Sorter, which features a generic cartoon duck in place of a Disney licensed character.
Triton's Travels "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) Based on Jungletac's previously-released Garden Maze, but now underwater themed and has you guiding King Triton from The Little Mermaid to a treasure chest. Later hacked to create Travels, which is nearly identical to the original; King Triton is replaced with a generic male mermaid in this version. Travels would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Treasure Maze.
Donald's Gem-boree
Sebastian's Sea Urchin Symphony
"Classic Pals", "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) A clone of Magical Drop. Seen on both Game It! systems with different graphics. The Sebastian's Sea Urchin Symphony version would later be hacked into Sea Urchin Symphony, which replaces the Disney licensed character with a seal. Sea Urchin Symphony would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Sea Urchin Quest.
Goofy's Milk Mania
Sebastian's Treasure Hunt
"Classic Pals", "Princess Pals" (Sunplus) Based on Jungletac's previously-released Lucky Lawn Mower; seen on both Game It! systems with different graphics. The former version was later hacked to create Milk Mania; the latter version was later hacked to create Lucky Hunt. Both Milk Mania and Lucky Hunt would be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems.

Other Games[]

Game Title Platform(s) Notes
Auto X
Auto Racing
16-bit Sunplus, GBA A racing game taking place on a pirate island.
Ball Battle
Ball Battle 2 (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based Winlinez.
Ball Blaster
Bubble Blaster
Ball Blaster 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based Ball Blaster gameplay-wise, though the graphics in all versions are different from the VT3xx original. The 16-bit Sunplus version features a girl using the launcher and a small creature in the bottom-right, while the GBA and 32-bit Sunplus versions feature a fish-like creature as the launcher. The GBA and 32-bit Sunplus versions also feature similar designs for the HUD. The 16-bit Sunplus version does not seem to be based on either of the Disney Game It! Zuma clones in coding. All versions share the same sound effects.
Bird Hunter
Fruit Grabber (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based Bird Hunter.
Blue
Bubble Jump (32-bit)
Sunplus only The player controls a frog and must collect items across the bubbles.
Bomb Hero
Hero
16-bit Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based Bomb Hero. The version titled Bomb Hero is identical to the VT3xx game visually (including the Kirbys and Jigglypuffs), while additionally using music from Bomberman II; the version titled Hero features different graphics, and uses Boos from the Mario series as enemies.
Box Puzzle
Bridge Builder (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Loosely based on Soukoban, the player must move boxes to form paths across a series of islands.
Brave Heart 16-bit Sunplus only Somewhat a clone of the original Mario Bros., though the player must climb ladders to reach higher platforms instead of jumping.
Bump Bomb
Lady Bugs
Smashing Ladybugs
Buggy (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based Flame Beetles.
Bump Jump
Battle Block II
Block Destructor (32-bit)
Sunplus only Enhanced port of the NES-based Block Out.
BurgerTime Sunplus only Licensed port of the arcade game made for 16-bit Sunplus systems. Later hacked to create Big Burger, which would then later be ported to 32-bit Sunplus systems as Big Burger 2.
Bust-A-Move 16-bit Sunplus only Licensed port of the arcade game. Later hacked to create Squirrel Bobble.
Busy Bong
Busy Busy
Ancient Egypt (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA A Soukoban clone. Busy Bong and Ancient Egypt feature Egyptian-like visuals, while Busy Busy features standard warehouse graphics.
Caddie
Tennis Caddie
Caddie 2 (32-bit)
Sunplus only A clone of Daruma Dojo for the Super Famicom, with unique visuals.
Campaign
The Adventures of Waldog
Mr. Squirrel (32-bit)
Sunplus only The player controls a bear-like creature, which is a sprite edit of Veemon from Digimon Battle Spirit, and must jump across very small platforms to collect bananas.
Crazy Addition 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only Looks similar to Sudoku.
Crazy Puzzle 32-bit Sunplus only(?) A puzzle game loosely based on Tetris that uses Tetris pieces. Instead of the pieces falling down automatically in the playfield, though, you have to manually arrange pieces to clear them on the playfield.
Deep Storm 16-bit Sunplus only A shooting game with a psuedo-3D perspective.
Defence Mission 16-bit Sunplus only A clone of Battle City with people instead of tanks.
Dragon
Dragon 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA A platforming game somewhat similar to Rainbow Islands. To reach certain platforms and/or defeat enemies, the player must launch a "dragon" which can be walked across momentarily. Dragon 2 has updated versions of graphics from the first game.
Dream Bubble
Bubble Wubble
Underwater Cubes (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based game. The 32-bit version uses an aquatic theme during gameplay.
Final Escape 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based game. The 32-bit version has no music.
Final Round Tennis
Final Round Tennis!
Sunplus (16-bit and 32-bit), GBA A tennis game with somewhat realistic graphics; different to the "Wii clone" Tennis game. The walls in the tennis court on both the 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus versions have JungleTac's logo on them
Find Food 16-bit Sunplus only The player controls a caveman, and must navigate a series of doors to collect the food scattered around the stage.
Find the Way
Go Back Home!
Find the Way 2 (32-bit)
Sunplus only Unrelated to the VT3xx game, instead playing like a more complex version of the VTxx-based game Flying.
Finger Dancing 16-bit Sunplus only The player controls a girl in a penguin costume, and must leap across platforms by pressing the corresponding button shown on the platform (e.g. up, down, left or right on the controller).
Fire Fighter
Blazebusters (16-bit)
Sunplus (16-bit and 32-bit), GBA Same as the VT3xx-based version of the game.
Fruit Fall
Super Fall (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based Fruit Rotation, though the 16-bit Sunplus port uses the actual Fruit Fall name. The 32-bit version uses a different name and changes the fruit to the gems from Bejeweled. It also uses a different border design in levels. Both the 16-bit and 32-bit versions feature a password system.
Garden Weeder
Garden Weeder 2 (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based game.
Go Bang
Ancient Stones (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same gameplay as Ball Battle or Winlinez, though it is a different game code-wise.
Go Karts 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only A game where you race a car around a lap with no other cars present. Both the 16-bit and 32-bit versions use NES-style sound effects for when the car is moving.
Go, Smile
Craig the Caterpillar
16-bit Sunplus, GBA A clone of Go! Go! Mile Smile. Some levels feature Pookas from Dig Dug as enemies.
Green Magic
Shape Blaster (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based Imp and Cubes.
Happy Farm
Deep Collision
Happy Farm 2 (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based game. Deep Collision is a reskin exclusive to the 16-bit Sunplus systems that replaces the carrot with a gem.
Hero Legend
Legendary Hero
Arcade Hero (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based game.
Hide and Seek 16-bit Sunplus, GBA A "find the ball in a cup" game with sheep in haystacks.
Hot Drop
Hot Drop 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA The player controls Mr. Frosty from the Kirby series, and must collect objects in the clouds; he then must enter the UFO at the bottom of the screen. Mr. Frosty can blow bubblegum bubbles to fly to the platforms.
Ice Climber 16-bit Sunplus only Clone of the NES game of the same name.
Jewel Fever 2
Crystal Cavern
Jewel Fever 3 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA A Magical Drop clone; it does not seem to be based on either of the Disney Game It! clones in coding. The player character seems to loosely resemble Mario dressed as a pirate.
Jewel Master
Jewel Master 2
Jewel Master 3 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based version of Jewel Master.
Jigsaw Puzzle 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only Same as the VT-based Wison.
Jump Frog 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only A peg game featuring frogs.
Launcher 32-bit Sunplus only(?) A Missile Command clone with original graphics.
Lightning Plan
Play Plane
Lightning Plane 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA A side-scrolling shooting game.
The Lost World
Victory Road
16-bit Sunplus only A somewhat Frogger-like game with a military theme.
Magic Cubes
Magic Cubes 2 (32-bit)
Sunplus only A Tetris clone. The music is taken from Balloon Fight.
Magic Jelly
Magic Jellies (32-bit)
Sunplus only The player controls a hopping character on a set of tiles, and they must lay "magic bombs" to turn all stage tiles to a different color. While doing this, they have to avoid enemies and can pick up items. In the 16-bit Magic Jelly version, the player character is a girl on a broomstick, while in the 32-bit version, it is a pink blob with beady eyes.
Make Way 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only In a similar manner to a peg game, the player must move bushes to allow the dog to pass through.
Manic Troll
Coin Digger
Coin Digger 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based Manic Troll gameplay-wise, though the graphics are unique. The Game Boy Advance version features Dora the Explorer controlling the crane.
Match it Up
Find Pairs
Pair Finder (32-bit)
Sunplus only Effectively the same as the VT-based game Pair Memo, though new tiles spawn from the top of the screen instead of the bottom.
Mission 16-bit Sunplus only A side-scrolling platformer.
Motor Rally 2 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only Enhanced port of the NES-based Motor Rally. The 32-bit Sunplus version uses pre-rendered 3D graphics.
Mr. Onion
Mr. Onion 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Enhanced port of the NES-based One Day of Mr. Potato; some sound effects are taken from Galaga. The title screen of the 16-bit Sunplus version features modified artwork of Pac-Man from Pac-Mania.
Mystic Totem
Hanoic Tower
Candy Towers (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based game. The 32-bit Sunplus version changes all the graphics, with the totem poles in particular being changed to look like tube containers with gumballs.
On N Off
Onnoff
16-bit Sunplus, GBA A clone of Lights Out!.
Picture Challenge
Piece Together (32-bit)
Sunplus only A game where you assemble designs using a set of shapes.
Pinball Fish
Underwater Pinball
Fish Pinball (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Despite the name, it is a Breakout clone.
Plumber
Plumber Man
Code Name: PLUMBER
Plumber Man 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA A side-scrolling platformer; oddly, the game has no music. In the Game Boy Advance version, there are voice lines seemingly taken from a South Park game, which have nothing to do with the game's context whatsoever (the lines being "You are lame at that game!", "Nice moves!", and "You unlocked some goodies in the candy store this time!").
Pool Pro Sunplus (16-bit and 32-bit), GBA Enhanced port of the NES-based game. While the original version is visually based on Side Pocket, the Sunplus and GBA ports are instead based on Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend for the Sega Genesis.
Pop Ball
Ball Breaker (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based game.
Puzzle Pop 16-bit Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based game.
Quick Move 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based game.
Rapid Stream
Submarine (16-bit Sunplus)
Rapid Stream 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus (16-bit and 32-bit), GBA The player must guide a submarine through a path without crashing into walls (which will explode the submarine on contact), while shooting at enemies. The 32-bit Sunplus version uses pre-rendered 3D graphics and starts at what would be the second level in the 16-bit Sunplus version.
Rolling Cube 32-bit Sunplus, GBA A clone of the Flash game Bloxorz. The 32-bit Sunplus version uses an extended version of the theme from the GBA version for its music.
Rotating Puzzle 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only A clone of the Kinetic Connection games.
Seek the Resources
Tanks (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA A top-down game where the player must collect coins. The player character is the Pokemon Trainer from Pokemon FireRed.
Shanghai 16-bit and 32-bit Sunplus only A mahjong matching game.
Smart Frog 32-bit Sunplus only(?) Same as the VT3xx-based game.
Space Invaders Part II 16-bit Sunplus only Licensed port of the arcade game.
Sudoku
Sudoku 2 (32-bit)
Sunplus only Same as the VT3xx-based game.
Super Move Quest Sunplus (16-bit and 32-bit), GBA A basic puzzle game similar to Move Fun. The 32-bit Sunplus version has updated graphics compared to the other versions.
Tiger Rescue
Tiger Rescue 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA A top-down shooting game.
Toy Kingdom 16-bit Sunplus, GBA A game similar to Flicky, in which a girl must rescue the creatures and lead them to the escape doorway; enemies can be defeated by throwing furniture.
Treasure Hunt 16-bit Sunplus only The player must collect all of the gems. Oddly, the level layout and mechanics are similar to Lode Runner, but the gameplay is largely different (and much more basic).
Tutelary
Fighting Fairy (32-bit)
Sunplus only A rather advanced platformer where an angel must collect coins; the angel can fly, but can only flap her wings up to three times in one jump.
Virus Attack 32-bit Sunplus only A Dr. Mario clone with somewhat-original graphics. The generic character's artwork on the title screen is repurposed from a Dr. Mario 64 Mario render, while the menu artwork is based on the Dr. Mario Famicom cartridge label. Unlike most of JungleTac's 16-bit or 32-bit games, this game appears to extensively and exclusively use sampled audio for music (there is a noticeable cutoff in the loops for some of the tracks).[23]
Which Way 16-bit Sunplus only The player controls a dog with a baby on his back, and must avoid obstacles.
Win or Lose
Spiral Ball
Spiral Ball 2 (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA Same as the VT3xx-based Win or Lose.
Wobble 16-bit Sunplus only The player controls a monkey somewhat resembling Diddy Kong, and must attempt to balance a glass of juice without letting it spill.
Yummy
Yummy and Tasty
16-bit Sunplus only A clone of Gussun Oyoyo with original graphics. The player character is the same girl from Magic Jelly.
Zippy Froger
Survival Challenge
Hungry Frogs (32-bit Sunplus)
Sunplus, GBA There are several frogs and caterpillars on the screen. The player must strategically bounce the frogs' tongues off of each other in order to reach and eat all caterpillars.
Various generic casino games 16-bit Sunplus only Titles include Black Jack, Caribbean Stud, Free Craps, Slot Machine, Texas Hold'Em, and Video Poker.

Licensed variations[]

Similarly to Lexibook's modified games from the VT3xx library, several IP-licensed variants of the 16-bit Sunplus titles were produced for various companies. Some of these were designed for the Chinese market, including a Balala the Fairies-themed handheld by M&D.[24]

Franchise Game Title Original Game
Balala the Fairies Balala Transformation
(巴啦啦大转换)
Puzzle Pop
Balala the Fairies Jumping Little Mian Mian
(跳跳小绵绵)
Finger Dancing
Balala the Fairies Mó Xian Pair Clash
(魔仙对对碰)
Lucifer's Ballroom Bonanza
Balala the Fairies Mó Xian Rainbow Ball
(磨仙彩虹球)
Ball Blaster
Balala the Fairies Xiao Qian Magic is Right
(小千魔法正)
Magic Jelly
Balala the Fairies Xiao Qian's Big Adventure
(小倩大冒险)
Tutelary
Spider-Man Jet Race
Spider-Man Spider Bike Motor Rally 2
Spider-Man Spider Escape Bump Jump
Spider-Man Spider Jet Jet Skiing
Spider-Man Spider Pong Win or Lose
Spider-Man Spider Sub Pinball Fish
Spider-Man Web Digger Manic Troll

Products[]

Most JungleTac consoles are either handhelds or controller-based plug & play systems, usually with a large number of built-in games and no cartridge port (with the exceptions of the OneStation and Vii). Often similar looking consoles are released by various international distributors under different names (dreamGEAR, Vs. Maxx, etc.) with a different combination of games. Some of its products include:

Controllers[]

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Game Vision 50 by JungleTac.

  • Game Vision 50 - Racing wheel controller with 50 games.
  • 25 Games - Standard Controller with 25 games.
  • Silverlit Electronics 35 in 1 Super Twins - Standard Controller with 35 8-bit games.

Handhelds[]

16bit game console handheld game player Classic-1-

The horizontally oriented Classic Max Pocket.

Classic Max Pocket 30 in 1 Dingle Hunt Title Screen

Vertically oriented Classic Max Pocket 30 in 1 showing the title screen of Dingle Hunt.

Compact Cyber Arcade Spider-Man Edition

The Spider-Man edition of Combat Cyber Arcade.

  • Classic Max Pocket - also known as Classic Max. Available in both horizontal and vertical orientation. Both versions were initially released with 12 games and 30 games built in. The vertically oriented versions run on VT168 hardware and come with unique games developed for JungleTac by Nice Code.[13]
    • 30-game versions of both consoles (sometimes with different case designs) were also produced under various different names, including HiQ Classic, Zone Fusion and Heeha 100/300. Some include versions of the 12 games from the respective Classic Max plus 18 more, but using JungleTac's 8-bit sound engine instead of the 16-bit MIDI-esque music found in the Max; others (including the Zone Fusion) have a completely different selection of games.
  • Cyber Arcade Center- 8-bit handheld with 100 JungleTac games and 20 Nice Code games.
  • M3 Pocket - 16-bit handheld with 50 games.
  • One Station - A handheld console, most cartridges released were multicarts containing JungleTac's own 8 and 16-bit games or (mostly) official Famicom/NES games. An adapter was also released allowing it to play MD Max cartridges.
  • VG Pocket series (handhelds manufactured by JungleTac for Pelican Accessories)
    • VG Pocket Mini: 30 built-in games and a 1.5" screen. This game unit had poor sales, and has been discontinued.
    • VG Pocket 50: 50 built-in games and a 2" screen.
    • VG Pocket Max: 75 built-in games and a 2.5" screen.
    • VG Pocket Caplet: 35 or 50 16-bit games, including licensed versions of Space Invaders, Bust-a-Move, and BurgerTime.
    • VG Pocket Tablet: 25 8-bit games, including a licensed version of Frogger.

Consoles[]

  • Vii aka Sport Vii/威力棒 (2007) - A 16-bit console with motion controls (for the built-in games only). Released by KenSingTon. Accepts "VC" cartridges containing generic JungleTac 16-bit games.
  • Zone 60, Zone 100 (software at least, though the console itself resembles systems made by Subor. A variant of the Zone 60 is called the Wireless 60 Gaming System.
  • Zone 3D - A 32-bit console with Wii-like controllers and built-in sports and arcade games. Most of the arcade games are ports of JungleTac's 16-bit Sunplus games, sometimes with either enhanced or different graphics. The Zone 3D uses the Sunplus SPG293 chipset and loads menu and game software from an SD card.

Connections to other companies[]

Nice Code[]

Some games credited to JungleTac were developed by Nice Code Software according to their website, such as Abey's Dream, Dingle Hunt and Jig Chick[12], which are designed for a vertically oriented screen and as such have only appeared on a very small number of consoles, such as the vertically oriented Classic Max Pocket. At least one console, the Lexibook Cyber Arcade Center 120 in 1, contains 8-bit games made by both companies which do not usually appear together.[25]

Shenzhen Nanjing Technology[]

Early instances of JungleTac's games in their 8-bit production line use music sampled from unknown sound files that were ported to their custom sound effect and MIDI sound engine using in-house conversion tools. The same sound engine would be paired with Nanjing's first published RPGs, although the company's later titles would switch to a different sound engine under an unknown composer. Some OneStation carts also use the title screen music from Nanjing's Super Robot Wars A in their menus. Despite that no evidence has yet to be found, the connection could be hypothetically be related to Nice Code as they are known to have developed games for both companies.

Cube Technology[]

Cube Technology was previously called "Cubetac", and at some point seems to have employed Wise Wang, who is credited in the EmuVT OneBus Famiclone emulator copyrighted to DJ-Jungle.

Senca[]

The title screen and some sports games from the Zone 60 console, credited to JungleTac, bear extreme similarities to those from the Family Sports series by Senca.

Waixing[]

A handful of JungleTac's Handymax multicart games[26] have ended up with Waixing's game library under different copyrights, art and additional music. While indicating a legal connection, it is unknown if they were stolen or bought out.

Lite Star[]

Some of Jungletac's original games have appeared on their plug and play systems.

Trivia[]

  • Most, if not all, of JungleTac's consoles and OneStation carts have a test screen which appears if you hold A and B while turning the power on. Its functions vary depending on the hardware but these screens usually contain at least a controller test and a checksum (some systems require you to press Up & B to calculate this).
  • The Classic Max Pocket (and possibly some other JungleTac systems) has been seen with different brandings. The product is even available in some in-flight shops, and can be purchased during an airplane flight. One example is the horizontal 30-in-1 version licensed to Premier Portfolio in the UK, under the ZipStar brand name, which is available in British Airways' long-haul flights (it retailed there for £60). Another 12-in-1 version was seen in a different flight, which is also distributed by Premier Portfolio, but with "(c) 2007 Junglesoft " on the back.
  • Ren Yongming, one of Waixing's composers who worked during the early days of the company, moved to JungleTac to work on creating the music present in their later titles.[27]
  • They have released officially licensed Disney versions of some of their VT series games and Marbo The Interactive Robot (a Furby knockoff) under the Lexibook brand.

See also[]

References[]

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