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I'm not allowed to play pirated (I say "unlicensed," as that gives it a more legal touch) games, unfortunately. The closest thing I have that's related to a bootleg is a GBA Sonic Advance 2 cart which has a poorly stretched version of the Sonic Advance 2 cover as the label. The game is still the same, although the save feature has been omitted. I am currently planning a series on YouTube called "Sonic's Genesis Pirates" where Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends review an unlicensed game for the Sega Genesis, such as Super Donkey Kong '99, Dragonball Z: Final Bout etc. This will probably be released in a few years.

A bootleg game company I made up.

Xianmen (more commonly credited as Guilin Soft) is a Taiwan based-developer of Game Boy, SNES and Mega Drive games which was founded in summer 1992. They're known for hacking games from other pirates and making them more decent.

Famiclones produced by them:

GamePlumber (originally titled "Game Box") A simple box with cartridge and CD slots for NES, Famicom (one slot that fits both) SNES (one slot that fits EU, JPN and US carts) N64 and Game Boy/GBA games. Comes in purple/white, yellow/blue, red/blue or black/blue with two basic-looking five-button controllers (they are black with gray buttons regardless of the color scheme) and a universal light gun. (boxes with the "Shoot Twice!" sticker come with two guns)

GameHog: Sega version of the GamePlumber, with CD slot for Sega CD, Saturn and Dreamcast CDs, and cartridge slots for SG-1000/Master System (one slot for both) Genesis (one slot for EU, JPN and US carts) Game Gear, 32X and a "RUSGEN" (for Russian Genesis clone carts) slot. Comes in blue/red or blue/beige (modeled after Sonic's color scheme) with two basic six button-controllers. The system along with the GamePlumber does not include any false claims on the box, a rare trait.

The box includes this text:

"Easy To Set Up"

"Classic 16-bit graphics" 

"Advanced Audio (CD games only)"

"Includes Slot for Russian Megadrive Games"

"Ages 8+"

"Made in Taiwan. YE-22562"

"AV Out"


These are games/hacks known to be made by them:

SNK vs Capcom: Millenium Fight 2000 (Game Boy Color, title screen hack of Makon's SNK vs Capcom: Millenium Fight 2001, removes the "ITS TRUE" screen from the intro and the music is remade from the actual SVCMF 2000.

King of Fighters '98 (Genesis/MD) Ryu is replaced by Kyo Kusanagi and removed from the intro, Cammy is replaced by Chizuru and Guile is replaced by Benimaru. All the other characters are also added and the music is recomposed from KOF '98. The "ROUND" bug has been fixed. Terry's and Roberts names are spelled correctly in this hack. As well as this, the title screen uses the full name instead of the abbrevation and the apostrophe is removed.

King of Fighters '99 (Genesis/MD) The aforementioned bug have been fixed, Guile is replaced by Benimaru, Ryu by Kyo, Bison by K' and Cyclops by Ralf. All other characters have been added, although the dark versions have been removed. Each character now has his/her respective victory quote from KOF '99, which appears before the next VS screen. Iori's, Takuma's, Robert's and Terry's names have been spelled out and fixed. Music is remade in 16-bit, backgrounds and sprites are ripped from the official KOF '99. Ryu, Bison and Cyclops were removed from the intro.

Virtua Fighter 2 (SNES) Pirate port of the MD game, uses some of the remixed VF2 music from Tekken 2 (SNES)

Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) Ported from the Famicom Disk System to NES.

Super Smash Bros (Famicom) Hack of Kart Fighter that revamps the options, changes the select sound and swaps Donkey Kong Jr. and his stage for Pikachu. Published in 1999.

Earthworm Jim 2 (Famicom, Shin-Shin) The ROM version with more levels in cartridge form, not the unfinished published version. Published in 1997.

The King of Fighters '96 (Famicom) This is a hack of the Hummer Team game, and it is known that Xianmen got in touch with the company. This hack adds the cut characters, corrects Kyo's and Benimaru's name and adds and fixes the grammar, lettering and punctuation in the cutscenes, intro and ending.

The Aristocats (Atari 7800, NES) When some of Xianmen's employees left the company in 1994, this licensed Disney game was produced by them, Virgin and Westwood. The game was released internationally in October 1990 for the 7800 (using the Midnight Mutants sound engine) for the NES in November 1994 in North America, and in January 1995 in Europe as the second-to-last game for the system. A hack named "Super Aristocats '97" was released by NT in 1997 and replaces the music with music from Hummer Team's Aladdin. 

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Famicom) Hack of Street Fighter Zero 2 '97, removes the repeats, adds the Street Fighter Alpha 2 intro and replaces the repeats with Gen, Rolento and Sakura. Birdie, Rose and Dan replace the other repeats. Strangely, while all other characters and the game use their Western name, Charlie is still called "Nash".


Black Widow (Genesis): Sidescrolling platformer where you take control of the Marvel character of the same name. The game runs on Mulan's engine and has four stages, each with more than one substage. The music is taken from Barver Battle Saga.

Cars 2 (Famicom) Port of the game of the same. All modes from the original game are available, however, only 7 characters from the original game return. They are McQueen, Holley, Nigel Gearsley, Finn, Professor Z, Mater and Sally (the latter of which doesn't appear in the original game) For some reason, the music is entirely taken from Mighty Final Fight, while the game itself has a few Hummer soundeffects. Since the NES lacks Mode 7 or has limited three-dimensional views, the game plays from a top-down angle. The intro features 8-bit digitized screenshots from the intro of the original game, while the text scrolls in a typewriter format, with the name of the character at the top, similar to cutscenes from the King of Fighters games. During gameplay, character quotes from the original game are spelled out at the bottom, similar to Midnight Mutants for the Atari 7800. A slight hack named Cars 2: The Videogame replaces the ending theme with the one from Hummer Team's Street Fighter II. In both versions, the tribute theme from that game plays during the end credits. After the credits, a Congratulations screen with stock art of the player's car appears, pressing start there will send you back to the title screen.

Estonia (Famicom) Hack of Titenic that replaces Jack and Rose with "Herbert" and "Amy." One of the new songs is an 8-bit rendition of "Der Koch" by German punk band Dackelblut.

Brave (Mega Drive) Another game running on the Mulan engine (although with a lot more stages) this game is based off the Disney/Pixar game (and movie) of the same name. The music is taken from Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan and Mulan. On the side note, Angus, Merida's horse, is a palette swap of Philippe from Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest. The label art is taken from the cover Brave: The Junior Novelization.

Frozen (NES) This is a fairly long and strange platformer using music entirely from Hummer Team games, including the unused cover of "Dead Bodies" from Panda Adventure.

Super 1998 Hummer 27-in-1 (NES) This is their only multicart to date, containing only Hummer Team games. The list of games are:

1. Sonic (Somari hack)

2. Aladdin

3. Fatal Fury Special (Garou Densetsu Special with Western title screen, fixed names and removed clones)

4. Mortal Kombat 3 (Removes the clones and adds Sindel)

5. Final Fight 3

6. Donkey Kong Country (Donkey Kong Country 4 title hack)

7. KOF 96 (The King of Fighters 96, Guilin Soft's own hacked version with cut characters, music and cutscenes that all work properly)

8. Super Mario World (complete version)

9. Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Guilin Soft's own aforementioned SFZ2 '97 hack)

10. Titanic (Titenic)

11. Street Fighter 2 

12. Hentai Fight (AV Bishoujo Senshi Girl Fighting)

13. Kart Fighter (later hacks such as the 1999 version title it "Super Smash Bros")

14. Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim 3 hack that adds the cut Psycrow theme and boss battle as well as all the missing levels from the original game, with remade music using the Hummer sound driver)

15. Samurai Shodown 2 (Shin Samurai Spirits)

16. Babs Big Break (Tiny Toons Adventures 6)

17. Mortal Kombat 2 (Mortal Kombat 2 Special title hack, although the "Special" is removed, the noise that it makes is still present)

18. Blast Off (Space Shuttle Exploration)

19. Dragon Ball (Dragonball Z: Super Butoden 2)

20. Mortal Kombat (Mortal Kombat II)

21. Power Rangers (Power Rangers III title hack that fixes Kimberly's name)

22. Mahjong 2 (Shisen Mahjong 2/Sanguo Chunqiu: Sichuan Sheng)

23. The Legend of Jing Ke (Jing Ke Xin Zhuan)

24. Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (Title hack of Master Fighter VI' that removes the clones)

25. Street Fighter IV

26. Anti-Terrorism (War)

27. Tekken (Tekken 2 title hack that removes the clones)

It was rereleased a year later in 1999 as the "Super 1999 28-in-1" and added two games: Pink Jelly (Pink Panther on the menu) and a hack of it entitled Tails' Adventure.

Freedom Planet (Famicom) Port of the PC version. Uses, as with several other Guilin Soft Famicom pirates, music from Mighty Final Fight.

Mulan II (Genesis) Published in 2005 as the official sequel to 2000's Mulan video game for the same system. The game uses the same engine as the first game, but features music remade from the movie using the High Seas Havoc sound engine.

"Weird Al" Yankovic: Just Sing Along Already!! (NES) A licensed music game published in September 1998 under the Guilin Soft guise. Here, 8 bit renditions of the artist's songs are remade with the Hummer Sound Engine are featured along with their lyrics.

Inside Out (Amiga, CPC, C64, Atari ST) Licensed by Disney.

Sheila Rae the Brave (Famicom) Port of the Living Book to the NES. Published in September 1997, Xianmen released a Chinese version (无畏希拉雷伊) in October 1998. Both versions use Mighty Final Fight music, as with many of the company's other games.


They also published a number of Sonic Retro games in cartridge form such as "The S-Factor: Sonia and Silver," and accurately colorized several monochrome GB games and released them under the "Xianmen Color" label.

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