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Vast Fame Co. Ltd.
Vast Fame logo.png
Vast Fame's logo.
Origin Dali City, Taichung County, Taiwan
Years 1998-2003(?)
Consoles Game Boy Color , Game Boy Advance
First Game Unknown(?), probably Super Fighters S
Last Game Unknown(?), possibly Battle Network Rockman Crystal / Zook Man ZX4 or Digimon Adventure
Sounds used Mega Man V / Rockman World 5 (Capcom)
Engines used Takara King of Fighters engine,own RPG Engine,Others
Aliases V.Fame
Related companies Gamtec, Chuanpu, Sintax

Vast Fame Co. Ltd. (廣譽科技有限公司) was an unlicensed developer of handheld games that was headquartered in Dali City, Taiwan. It was founded in 1998[1], and their last known game was published in 2003.[2]

Sound engine

One common feature found in most of their games is a sound engine stolen from Mega Man V / Rockman World 5; in fact, the music for the second half of Dr. Meet's stage in Zook Hero Z is actually the music for Pluto's stage in Mega Man VRockman World 5 with its pitches changed and shortened.

Confirmed games

These are games in which Vast Fame is explicitly credited or which they have otherwise been confirmed to have developed.

Game Boy Color

  • Bai Wang Da Fu Weng Jin Ban (A.K.A. Millionaire, Monopoly Gold Version, Monopoly 2, Crazy Richman 2, To Be A Millionaire) - Sequel to Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng, featuring new music and more playable characters. 
  • Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng (A.K.A. Crazy Monopoly, Crazy Richman, Super Taiwan Tycoon)[3]
  • Harry Potter 3 (contains menu graphics from Zook Hero 2, has a variant that was released on V.Fame's 8 in 1 multicart.)
  • Queen Fighter 2000 (A.K.A. Gals Fighters)
  • San Guo Zhi - Lie Chuan / San Guo Zhi - Ao Shi Tian Xia (A.K.A. 三国志-烈传,三國志-傲視天下,Shawu Story) - Has V.Fame boot logo and certain versions contain the Vast Fame screen.[4]
  • Sheng Shou Wu Yu
  • Shi Kong Xing Shou (A.K.A. Space Time Star Beasts "Spatio Monoster,Spatio Monsters,Timer Monster", 時空星獸)
  • Shui Hu Shen Shou (A.K.A. 水浒神兽,Suiko Monster,Mythos,Shawu Story)
  • Super Fighters S (A.K.A. Super Fighters '99, The King of Fighters 2000) - not credited in-game but has V.Fame boot logo.
  • Super Fighter 2001 Alpha
  • West Story (Journey to the West themed shooter that uses the same music and game engine as Harry Potter 3.  Featured in V.Fame's 8 in 1 multicart.)
  • Xin Feng Shen Bang (A.K.A. 新封神榜,Feng Shen Yanyi 2: Gold Version,封神演義2金版)
  • Zook Hero Z (A.K.A. Zook Z, Rockman Z, Rockman DX6, Rockman DX8)
  • Zook Hero 2 (A.K.A. Zook 2, Rockman DX3, Rockman X3, Rockman 3, Rockman Zero)

Sintax also made an entry in the Zook Hero series called "Zook Hero 3" for the GBC which is often confused with Battle Network Rockman Crystal. It seems to have been made without Vast Fame involvement, though it does use quite a bit of graphics from the previous Zook Hero games. Sintax later reused the engine for their "Metal Slug X" game and removed the stage select. Boss battles, however, are still intact.


  • Fire Bird Cheat Card

Game Boy Advance

  • Rockman & Crystal (A.K.A. Battle Network Rockman Crystal, Zook Man ZX4, unofficially known as Zook Hero 3)

Unconfirmed Games

Game Boy DMG (all of these appear on the Vast Fame 18-in-1)

  • Fire Dragon
  • Magic Ball
  • Prince Yeh Rude
  • Rainbow Prince
  • Top Secret
  • Story of Lasama

Game Boy Color

  • Devil Island (same sound engine as other V.Fame games; found on Silver Version 12-in-1 multicart. Reuses several resources from Digimon 3 Crystal Version and Shui Hu Shen Shou.)
  • Mo Jie 3 - Bu Wanme De Shijie (This is the name of the Li Cheng release and may not be accurate to the original version) (Appears to use the same engine as Devil Island)
  • Digimon 3 Crystal Version (Some versions such as the English "Digimon Ruby" game have music from Shui Hu Shen Shou while most of the original Chinese releases have original music.)
  • Digimon Pocket (same sound engine and similar interface to other V.Fame RPGs; found on Silver Version 12 in 1 multicart with other V.Fame titles.)
    • Also its hack Pokémon Ruby, which is a significant hack of this game.
  • Digimon Saphire (also called Digimon Sapphire, Digimon - Final Battle, Digimon Emerald, Digimon Pearl on its title screen; uses the same music as Bai Wang Da Fu Weng/Crazy Richman 2 and Sheng Shou Wu Yu plus the UI from the latter.)[5][6]
  • Pokémon Ruby (same engine as Digimon Pocket.)
  • Soul Falchion (A version has leftover graphics, music and ROM ID from Queen of Fighting 2000 & Super Fighter 2001 Alpha)

Game Boy Advance

  • Digimon Ruby (a.k.a. Digimon Rury) (reused music from Digimon 3 Crystal/Digital Monsters 3, Crazy Richman 2, Devil Island, Shui Hu Shen Shou, Zook Hero Z, Zook Hero 2 and Shi Kong Xing Shou
  • Digimon Sapphire (same sound engine and dialogue font as Zook Man ZX4/Rockman Crystal. Most of its graphics are stolen from Digimon Battle Spirit.)[7]
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Jue Zhan San Guo
  • Super Robot Wars : Ultimate Edition

Sintax Connection(?)

  • Digimon Zhi Hong Lan Dui Jue口袋妖怪 (which is actually a Digimon game)之红蓝对决 (same HUD as Digimon Adventure)[8]
  • Digimon Adventure and its reskins:
    • Has the same sound engine from Vast Fame's other games.
    • Graphics from Vast Fame's GBA Digimon Sapphire reused in Sintax's Digimon Ruby and Sapphire.
    • Uses a remixes of the cave theme from Shui Hu Shen Shou, the victory theme from Soul Falchion and a battle theme from Super Fighter 2001 Alpha.
    • Uses a sound effect from Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang by Sintax.
  • Mario Cart and Disney Cart has the same sound engine and music of Digimon Adventure.


  • Many of Vast Fame's credited developers, including producer Lin Bizhi and sound designer Liao Yishen[3], formerly worked for Chuanpu Technology.
  • A game called Final Fantasy IX is labeled New GB Color on the left side of the sticker, which is a trait of Vast Fame games, and boots with a TD-Soft logo, which is seen in Devil Island. This game is not widely considered a Vast Fame game however.
  • Certain revisions of several of Vast Fame's games have the soundtrack changed to that of another Vast Fame game, usually a previous game in the same genre. These games do have their own soundtrack in the original? releases by Vast Fame. Examples include:
    • Digital Monster 3/Digimon 3 Crystal - Shui Hu Shen Shou music
    • Soul Falchion - Silver Version 12-in-1 version uses Super Fighter 2001's music
    • Pokémon Ruby - Chinese "Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling : Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang" version uses Shi Kong Xing Shou's music
    • Zook Hero 2 - "Rockman X3" version uses Zook Hero Z's music
  • All the games, especially the GBA ones, have a particular glitch where when a certain sound effect plays, a sound channel for the music mutes until the song is either restarted or changed.



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