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| caption = Vast Fame's logo
 
| caption = Vast Fame's logo
 
| location = Dali City, Taichung County, Taiwan
 
| location = Dali City, Taichung County, Taiwan
| years = 1998-2003?
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| years = 1998-2007 (present)
| consoles = Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance
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| consoles = Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, nokia phones, famicom consoles
| firstgame = Unknown, probably Super Fighter S
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| firstgame = Definitely shui hu shen shou
| lastgame = Unknown, possibly Battle Network Rockman Crystal
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| lastgame = Definitely mo jie qi bing
 
| engines = [[Takara King of Fighters engine]], own RPG engine, others
 
| engines = [[Takara King of Fighters engine]], own RPG engine, others
 
| sounds = Rockman World 5
 
| sounds = Rockman World 5
 
| aliases = V.Fame
 
| aliases = V.Fame
| connected = [[Gamtec]], [[Chuanpu]], [[Sintax]]
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| connected = [[Gamtec]], [[Chuanpu]], [[Sintax]], shenzen jncota, gowin
 
}}
 
}}
'''Vast Fame Co. Ltd.''' (Chinese: 廣譽科技有限公司; pinyin: Guǎng yù kējì yǒuxiàn gōngsī) is a now-defunct Taiwanese unlicensed developer of Game Boy games based out of Dali City, Taiwan, founded in 1998<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010602081920/http://www.vfame.com.tw/company.htm</ref> and with their last known game published in 2003.<ref name="skyleague">[http://www.efgcw.com/?dp-bbsthread-382.html Sky League forum post] (Chinese)</ref>
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'''Vast Fame Co. Ltd.''' (Chinese: 廣譽科技有限公司; pinyin: Guǎng yù kējì yǒuxiàn gōngsī) is a present Taiwanese unlicensed developer of Game Boy games based out of Dali City, Taiwan, founded in 1998<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20010602081920/http://www.vfame.com.tw/company.htm</ref> and with their last known game published in 2007.<ref name="skyleague">[http://www.efgcw.com/?dp-bbsthread-382.html Sky League forum post] (Chinese)</ref>
   
 
==Sound engine==
 
==Sound engine==
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===Game Boy Color===
 
===Game Boy Color===
* ''Bai Wang Da Fu Weng'' ''Jin Ban'' (a.k.a. ''<nowiki>Millionaire ''</nowiki>''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. 
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* ''Bai Wang Da Fu Weng'' ''Jin Ban'' (a.k.a. ''<nowiki>Millionaire ''</nowiki>''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. Also in general this game is just a hack of sheng shou wu yu by vast fame.
* ''Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng'' (a.k.a. ''Crazy Monopoly'', ''Crazy Richman, Super Taiwan Tycoon'')<ref name="mm-manual">[http://qiezei.blogspot.com/2012/01/monopoly-madness-scans.html Monopoly Madness Scans], Qiezei's Unlicensed Video Game Blog</ref>
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* ''Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng'' (a.k.a. ''Crazy Monopoly'', ''Crazy Richman, Super Taiwan Tycoon'')<ref name="mm-manual">[http://qiezei.blogspot.com/2012/01/monopoly-madness-scans.html Monopoly Madness Scans], Qiezei's Unlicensed Video Game Blog</ref>. Also in general this game is just a hack of zook hero 1 for the gbc.
* ''[[Queen Fighter 2000]]'' (a.k.a. ''Gals Fighters'')
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* ''[[Queen Fighter 2000]]'' (a.k.a. ''Gals Fighters'') - A hack of chaoji gedou 2000 by li cheng.
* ''San Guo Zhi: Lie Chuan'' (a.k.a. ''Shawu Story'') - Has V.Fame boot logo and certain versions contain the Vast Fame screen.<ref>http://fuji.drillspirits.net/?post=87</ref>
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* ''San Guo Zhi: Lie Chuan'' (a.k.a. ''Shawu Story'') - taiwanese releases contain the Vast Fame screen.<ref>http://fuji.drillspirits.net/?post=87</ref>. However all versions contain leftover graphics of vfame's copyright screen. Li cheng's game is just a demo while vfame's game is the full version.
* ''Sheng Shou Wu Yu''<ref>http://acg.gamer.com.tw/acgDetail.php?s=3144 (Chinese)</ref>
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* ''Sheng Shou Wu Yu''<ref>http://acg.gamer.com.tw/acgDetail.php?s=3144 (Chinese)</ref>. Also in general this game is just a hack of san guo zhi.
* ''[[Shi Kong Xing Shou]]'' (a.k.a. ''Spatio Monoster'', ''Timer Monster'')
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* ''[[Shi Kong Xing Shou]]'' (a.k.a. ''Spatio Monoster'', ''Timer Monster'') - Also in general this game is just a hack of sheng shou wu yu by vast fame.
* ''Shui Hu Shen Shou'' (a.k.a. ''Mythos'', ''Shawu Story'')
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* ''Shui Hu Shen Shou'' (a.k.a. ''Mythos'', ''Shawu Story'') - Certain versions have the ending intact.
 
* ''[[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 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''
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* ''Super Fighter 2001 Alpha'' - Certain versions are credited to waixing.
* ''Xin Feng Shen Bang''
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* ''Xin Feng Shen Bang'' - Certain versions are credited to waixing.
* ''[[Zook Hero Z]]'' (a.k.a. ''Zook Z'', ''Rockman Z'')
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* ''[[Zook Hero Z]]'' (a.k.a. ''Zook Z'', ''Rockman Z'') - Certain version are credited to waixing.
* ''[[Zook Hero 2]]'' (a.k.a. ''Rockman DX3'')
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* ''[[Zook Hero 2]]'' (a.k.a. ''Rockman DX3'') - Certain versions are credited to waixing.
[[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. However there is another zook hero game that uses graphics from lilo and stitch by the same company instead.
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[[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. Also in general zook hero 3 by sintax is just a lazy hack of rockman xtreme 1 for the gbc.
 
====Accessories====
 
====Accessories====
* Fire Bird Cheat Card
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* Fire Bird Cheat Card - This was dumped but has no use because it works on actual consoles only.
   
 
===Game Boy Advance===
 
===Game Boy Advance===
* ''[[Rockman & Crystal]]'' (a.k.a. ''Battle Network Rockman Crystal'', ''Zook Man ZX4'', unofficially known as ''Zook Hero 3'')
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* ''[[Rockman & Crystal]]'' (a.k.a. ''Battle Network Rockman Crystal'', ''Zook Man ZX4'', unofficially known as ''Zook Hero 3'') - A hack of zook 1 by li cheng.
   
 
==Unconfirmed Games==
 
==Unconfirmed Games==
   
 
===Game Boy Color===
 
===Game Boy Color===
* ''Devil Land'' (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''.)
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* ''Devil Land'' (same sound engine as shi kong xing shou; found on [[Silver Version 12 in 1]] multicart. Reuses several resources from ''Digimon 3 Crystal Version'' and ''Shui Hu Shen Shou''.) A original game based on zook 2 by li cheng.
* ''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.)
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* ''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.) Also in general li cheng's game is a demo while vfame's game is a full version.
* ''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.)
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* ''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 in general this game is just a lazy hack of sheng shou wu yu by vast fame.
* ''Digimon Sapphire'' (same music as ''Bai Wang Da Fu Weng''; same UI as ''Sheng Shou Wu Yu'')<ref name="digimonsapphiregbc">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9l_6HjMsnY YouTube - Digimon Saphire by Vast Fame (Game Boy Color)]</ref>
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* ''Digimon Sapphire'' (same music as ''Bai Wang Da Fu Weng''; same UI as ''Sheng Shou Wu Yu'')<ref name="digimonsapphiregbc">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9l_6HjMsnY YouTube - Digimon Saphire by Vast Fame (Game Boy Color)]</ref> Also in general this game is a hack of shui hu shen shou by vast fame.
* ''[[Harry Potter 3]]'' (contains menu graphics from ''Zook Hero 2'', but unlike other Vast Fame games its music is not original and does not use the ''Mega Man V'' sound engine; it is stolen from ''Parodius'')
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* ''[[Harry Potter 3]]'' (contains menu graphics from ''Zook Hero 2'', but unlike other Vast Fame games its music is not original and does not use the ''Mega Man V'' sound engine; it is stolen from ''Parodius'') Also this game is a hack of zook 2 by li cheng.
 
* ''Pokemon Ruby'' (same engine as ''Digimon Pocket''.)
 
* ''Pokemon Ruby'' (same engine as ''Digimon Pocket''.)
* ''[[Soul Falchion]]'' (A version has leftover graphics, music and ROM ID from ''Queen of Fighting 2000''.)
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* ''[[Soul Falchion]]'' (According to the copyright database all versions have leftover graphics and music from queen of fighting 2000)
* ''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.)
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* ''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.) A original game based on zook 1 by vast fame.
   
 
===Game Boy Advance===
 
===Game Boy Advance===
 
* ''Digimon Ruby'' (a.k.a. ''Digimon Rury'') (reused music from ''Bai Wang Da Fu Weng'', ''Devil Land'', and ''Shi Kong Xing Shou'') 
 
* ''Digimon Ruby'' (a.k.a. ''Digimon Rury'') (reused music from ''Bai Wang Da Fu Weng'', ''Devil Land'', and ''Shi Kong Xing Shou'') 
* ''Digimon Sapphire'' (same sound engine and dialogue font as ''Rockman Crystal''. Most of its graphics are stolen from ''Digimon Battle Spirits''.)<ref name="digimonsapphiregba">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNG4k0h8qTg YouTube - Digimon Sapphire by Vast Fame (Game Boy Advance)]</ref>
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* ''Digimon Sapphire'' (same sound engine and dialogue font as ''Rockman Crystal''. Most of its graphics are stolen from ''Digimon Battle Spirits''.)<ref name="digimonsapphiregba">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNG4k0h8qTg YouTube - Digimon Sapphire by Vast Fame (Game Boy Advance)]</ref> The chinese release is a demo while the taiwanese version is finished.
* ''[[Mo Jie Qi Bing]]''
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* ''[[Mo Jie Qi Bing]]'' - A original game based on zook hero 3 by vast fame.
* ''Jue Zhan San Guo''
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* ''Jue Zhan San Guo'' - A original game based on shawu story by vast fame.
   
 
=== Sintax Connection?===
 
=== Sintax Connection?===
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*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:
 
*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:
 
** Digimon Pocket - Full version is a sprite or graphics hack of pokemon ruby.
 
** Digimon Pocket - Full version is a sprite or graphics hack of pokemon ruby.
** Digital Monster 3
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** Digital Monster 3 - Full version is a graphics hack of san guo zhi by vast fame.
 
** Soul Falchion - [[Silver Version 12 in 1]] version uses Super Fighter 2001's music
 
** Soul Falchion - [[Silver Version 12 in 1]] version uses Super Fighter 2001's music
** Pokemon Ruby - Chinese "Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling: Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang" version uses Shi Kong Xing Shou's music
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** Pokemon Ruby - Chinese "Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling: Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang" version uses Shi Kong Xing Shou's music. But full version is graphics hack of digimon pocket instead.
** Zook Hero 2 - "Rockman X3" version uses Zook Hero Z's music
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*Zook hero 1 - Some versions contain zook hero 2 music.
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** Zook Hero 2 - Some versions contain zook hero 1 music.
 
*Currently there are level hacks or releases of all the hacks of digimon adventure. However gowin usually published these releases. Not vast fame.
 
*Currently there are level hacks or releases of all the hacks of digimon adventure. However gowin usually published these releases. Not vast fame.
   
*All the games 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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*All the games 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. A notable song in digimon pocket that has this bug is the second battle music in the demo version on vast fame's multicart.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 07:06, June 4, 2015

Vast Fame Co. Ltd.
廣譽科技有限公司
Vf-logo-no-chinese
Vast Fame's logo
Origin Dali City, Taichung County, Taiwan
Years 1998-2007 (present)
Consoles Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, nokia phones, famicom consoles
First Game Definitely shui hu shen shou
Last Game Definitely mo jie qi bing
Sounds used Rockman World 5
Engines used Takara King of Fighters engine, own RPG engine, others
Aliases V.Fame
Related companies Gamtec, Chuanpu, Sintax, shenzen jncota, gowin

Vast Fame Co. Ltd. (Chinese: 廣譽科技有限公司; pinyin: Guǎng yù kējì yǒuxiàn gōngsī) is a present Taiwanese unlicensed developer of Game Boy games based out of Dali City, Taiwan, founded in 1998[1] and with their last known game published in 2007.[2]

Sound engine

One common feature found in most of their games is a sound engine stolen from Rockman World 5; in fact, song 14 in the GBS rip of Rockman DX3 is literally the corresponding tune from Rockman 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. Also in general this game is just a hack of sheng shou wu yu by vast fame.
  • Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng (a.k.a. Crazy Monopoly, Crazy Richman, Super Taiwan Tycoon)[3]. Also in general this game is just a hack of zook hero 1 for the gbc.
  • Queen Fighter 2000 (a.k.a. Gals Fighters) - A hack of chaoji gedou 2000 by li cheng.
  • San Guo Zhi: Lie Chuan (a.k.a. Shawu Story) - taiwanese releases contain the Vast Fame screen.[4]. However all versions contain leftover graphics of vfame's copyright screen. Li cheng's game is just a demo while vfame's game is the full version.
  • Sheng Shou Wu Yu[5]. Also in general this game is just a hack of san guo zhi.
  • Shi Kong Xing Shou (a.k.a. Spatio Monoster, Timer Monster) - Also in general this game is just a hack of sheng shou wu yu by vast fame.
  • Shui Hu Shen Shou (a.k.a. Mythos, Shawu Story) - Certain versions have the ending intact.
  • 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 - Certain versions are credited to waixing.
  • Xin Feng Shen Bang - Certain versions are credited to waixing.
  • Zook Hero Z (a.k.a. Zook Z, Rockman Z) - Certain version are credited to waixing.
  • Zook Hero 2 (a.k.a. Rockman DX3) - Certain versions are credited to waixing.

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. Also in general zook hero 3 by sintax is just a lazy hack of rockman xtreme 1 for the gbc.

Accessories

  • Fire Bird Cheat Card - This was dumped but has no use because it works on actual consoles only.

Game Boy Advance

  • Rockman & Crystal (a.k.a. Battle Network Rockman Crystal, Zook Man ZX4, unofficially known as Zook Hero 3) - A hack of zook 1 by li cheng.

Unconfirmed Games

Game Boy Color

  • Devil Land (same sound engine as shi kong xing shou; found on Silver Version 12 in 1 multicart. Reuses several resources from Digimon 3 Crystal Version and Shui Hu Shen Shou.) A original game based on zook 2 by li cheng.
  • 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.) Also in general li cheng's game is a demo while vfame's game is a full version.
  • 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 in general this game is just a lazy hack of sheng shou wu yu by vast fame.
  • Digimon Sapphire (same music as Bai Wang Da Fu Weng; same UI as Sheng Shou Wu Yu)[6] Also in general this game is a hack of shui hu shen shou by vast fame.
  • Harry Potter 3 (contains menu graphics from Zook Hero 2, but unlike other Vast Fame games its music is not original and does not use the Mega Man V sound engine; it is stolen from Parodius) Also this game is a hack of zook 2 by li cheng.
  • Pokemon Ruby (same engine as Digimon Pocket.)
  • Soul Falchion (According to the copyright database all versions have leftover graphics and music from queen of fighting 2000)
  • 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.) A original game based on zook 1 by vast fame.

Game Boy Advance

  • Digimon Ruby (a.k.a. Digimon Rury) (reused music from Bai Wang Da Fu Weng, Devil Land, and Shi Kong Xing Shou
  • Digimon Sapphire (same sound engine and dialogue font as Rockman Crystal. Most of its graphics are stolen from Digimon Battle Spirits.)[7] The chinese release is a demo while the taiwanese version is finished.
  • Mo Jie Qi Bing - A original game based on zook hero 3 by vast fame.
  • Jue Zhan San Guo - A original game based on shawu story by vast fame.

Sintax Connection?

(NOTE: all games on this list are GBA games)

  • Crash Bandicoot 4 (music from Soul Falchion)[8]
  • Digimon Zhi Hong Lan Dui Jue (same HUD as Crash Bandicoot 4)[9]
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Rayman IV (Uses a remix of the underworld cave theme from Digimon 3 Crystal Version)
  • Lord of the Rings IV (Uses a sound effect from Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang by Sintax)

Trivia

  • Many of Vast Fame's credited developers, including producer Lin Bizhi and sound designer Liao Yishen[3], formerly worked for Chuanpu Technology.
  • 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:
    • Digimon Pocket - Full version is a sprite or graphics hack of pokemon ruby.
    • Digital Monster 3 - Full version is a graphics hack of san guo zhi by vast fame.
    • Soul Falchion - Silver Version 12 in 1 version uses Super Fighter 2001's music
    • Pokemon Ruby - Chinese "Chong Wu Xiao Jing Ling: Jie Jin Ta Zhi Wang" version uses Shi Kong Xing Shou's music. But full version is graphics hack of digimon pocket instead.
  • Zook hero 1 - Some versions contain zook hero 2 music.
    • Zook Hero 2 - Some versions contain zook hero 1 music.
  • Currently there are level hacks or releases of all the hacks of digimon adventure. However gowin usually published these releases. Not vast fame.
  • All the games 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. A notable song in digimon pocket that has this bug is the second battle music in the demo version on vast fame's multicart.

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20010602081920/http://www.vfame.com.tw/company.htm
  2. Sky League forum post (Chinese)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Monopoly Madness Scans, Qiezei's Unlicensed Video Game Blog
  4. http://fuji.drillspirits.net/?post=87
  5. http://acg.gamer.com.tw/acgDetail.php?s=3144 (Chinese)
  6. YouTube - Digimon Saphire by Vast Fame (Game Boy Color)
  7. YouTube - Digimon Sapphire by Vast Fame (Game Boy Advance)
  8. YouTube - Crash Advance IV for Gameboy Advance (bootleg)
  9. SKY LEAGUE DUMP&HACK ROM WIN (Chinese)

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