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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 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 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> In addition to this li cheng has cartridges of several vast fame games already.
   
 
==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 called crazy monopoly 3.
* ''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 called crazy monopoly 2.
* ''[[Queen Fighter 2000]]'' (a.k.a. ''Gals Fighters'')
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* ''[[Queen Fighter 2000]]'' (a.k.a. ''Gals Fighters'') - A original game based on super fighter S 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'') - A shui hu shen shou hack by li cheng. Has V.Fame boot logo and taiwanese releases enable vfame's boot logo.<ref>http://fuji.drillspirits.net/?post=87</ref>
 
* ''Sheng Shou Wu Yu''<ref>http://acg.gamer.com.tw/acgDetail.php?s=3144 (Chinese)</ref>
 
* ''Sheng Shou Wu Yu''<ref>http://acg.gamer.com.tw/acgDetail.php?s=3144 (Chinese)</ref>
* ''[[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'') - A original game based on pokemon red by li cheng.
* ''Shui Hu Shen Shou'' (a.k.a. ''Mythos'', ''Shawu Story'')
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* ''Shui Hu Shen Shou'' (a.k.a. ''Mythos'', ''Shawu Story'', heavenly beast 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.
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* ''[[Super Fighters S]]'' (a.k.a.'' Super Fighters '99'', ''The King of Fighters 2000'') - taiwanese releases enable vfame's boot logo.
* ''Super Fighter 2001 Alpha''
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* ''Super Fighter 2001 Alpha'' - taiwanese releases enable vfame's boot logo.
* ''Xin Feng Shen Bang''
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* ''Xin Feng Shen Bang'' - A rpg roughly based on shi kong xing shou by li cheng.
 
* ''[[Zook Hero Z]]'' (a.k.a. ''Zook Z'', ''Rockman Z'')
 
* ''[[Zook Hero Z]]'' (a.k.a. ''Zook Z'', ''Rockman Z'')
 
* ''[[Zook Hero 2]]'' (a.k.a. ''Rockman DX3'')
 
* ''[[Zook Hero 2]]'' (a.k.a. ''Rockman DX3'')
[[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. There are also unrelated graphic hacks by sintax based on the same hack. In particular one of them appears to be a recreation of zook hero 2 for the gbc. Also metal slug X still contains the programming for zook hero 3 as sintax only removed the programming when their games have gba cartridges.
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====Accessories====
 
====Accessories====
* Fire Bird Cheat Card
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* Fire Bird Cheat Card - Dumped but does not work as it is waiting to be emulated.
   
 
===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'' as li cheng's zook hero 2 games for the gbc has title screen hacks with the same name already. A original game roughly based on zook hero 2 by gowin.)
   
 
==Unconfirmed Games==
 
==Unconfirmed Games==
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* ''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''.)
 
* ''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''.)
 
* ''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 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.)
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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.) - A original game based on pokemon ruby released around 2002 by li cheng.
* ''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> A original game based on sheng shou wu yu by li cheng.
* ''[[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 options screen 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'') - A original game by li cheng released around 2002.
* ''Pokemon Ruby'' (same engine as ''Digimon Pocket''.)
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* ''Pokemon Ruby'' (same engine as ''Digimon Pocket''.) A hack of pokemon crystal by li cheng released in 2000.
* ''[[Soul Falchion]]'' (A version has leftover graphics, music and ROM ID from ''Queen of Fighting 2000''.)
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* ''[[Soul Falchion]]'' (All versions have graphics, music and programming from queen of fighters by li cheng.)
* ''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.) - Released around 2000.
   
 
===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'') 
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* ''Digimon Ruby'' (a.k.a. ''Digimon Rury'') (reused music from ''Bai Wang Da Fu Weng'', ''Devil Land'', and ''Shi Kong Xing Shou'') - Released around 2003.
* ''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> - A hack by li cheng is dumped but has bugs just like their release of san guo zhi.
* ''[[Mo Jie Qi Bing]]''
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* ''[[Mo Jie Qi Bing]]'' - A original game roughly based on shui hu shen shou and e mo dao by li cheng.
* ''Jue Zhan San Guo''
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* ''Jue Zhan San Guo'' - A original game roughly based on shawu story and shi kong xing shou by li cheng.
   
 
=== Sintax Connection?===
 
=== Sintax Connection?===
 
(NOTE: all games on this list are GBA games)
 
(NOTE: all games on this list are GBA games)
*''Crash Bandicoot 4 ''(music from ''Soul Falchion'')<ref name="crash4">[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk2uU4MYt2w YouTube - Crash Advance IV for Gameboy Advance (bootleg)]</ref>
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*''Crash Bandicoot 4 ''(music from ''Soul Falchion'') - A hack by li cheng released around 2002.
*''Digimon Zhi Hong Lan Dui Jue ''(same HUD as Crash Bandicoot 4)<ref name="digimonzhldj">[http://www.efgcw.com/?dp-bbsthread-579.html SKY LEAGUE DUMP&HACK ROM WIN] (Chinese)</ref>
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*''Digimon Zhi Hong Lan Dui Jue ''(same HUD as Crash Bandicoot 4) A original game roughly based on li cheng's hacks of digimon adventure. Called battle team in english.
*''Digimon Adventure''
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*''Digimon Adventure'' - A original game by li cheng released around 2002.
*''Rayman IV'' (Uses a remix of the underworld cave theme from ''Digimon 3 Crystal Version'')
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*''Rayman IV'' (Uses a remix of the underworld cave theme from ''Digimon 3 Crystal Version'') - A hack by li cheng released around 2003.
*''Lord of the Rings IV'' (Uses a sound effect from ''Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang'' by Sintax)
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*''Lord of the Rings IV'' (Uses a sound effect from ''Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang'' by Sintax) - A hack by li cheng roughly based on e mo dao released around 2000.
   
 
== Trivia==
 
== Trivia==

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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 1998-2003?
Consoles Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance
First Game Unknown, probably Super Fighter S
Last Game Unknown, possibly Battle Network Rockman Crystal
Sounds used Rockman World 5
Engines used Takara King of Fighters engine, own RPG engine, others
Aliases V.Fame
Related companies Gamtec, Chuanpu, Sintax

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[1] and with their last known game published in 2003.[2] In addition to this li cheng has cartridges of several vast fame games already.

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 called crazy monopoly 3.
  • Feng Kuang Da Fu Weng (a.k.a. Crazy Monopoly, Crazy Richman, Super Taiwan Tycoon)[3] Also called crazy monopoly 2.
  • Queen Fighter 2000 (a.k.a. Gals Fighters) - A original game based on super fighter S by li cheng.
  • San Guo Zhi: Lie Chuan (a.k.a. Shawu Story) - A shui hu shen shou hack by li cheng. Has V.Fame boot logo and taiwanese releases enable vfame's boot logo.[4]
  • Sheng Shou Wu Yu[5]
  • Shi Kong Xing Shou (a.k.a. Spatio Monoster, Timer Monster) - A original game based on pokemon red by li cheng.
  • Shui Hu Shen Shou (a.k.a. Mythos, Shawu Story, heavenly beast story)
  • Super Fighters S (a.k.a. Super Fighters '99, The King of Fighters 2000) - taiwanese releases enable vfame's boot logo.
  • Super Fighter 2001 Alpha - taiwanese releases enable vfame's boot logo.
  • Xin Feng Shen Bang - A rpg roughly based on shi kong xing shou by li cheng.
  • Zook Hero Z (a.k.a. Zook Z, Rockman Z)
  • Zook Hero 2 (a.k.a. Rockman DX3)

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. There are also unrelated graphic hacks by sintax based on the same hack. In particular one of them appears to be a recreation of zook hero 2 for the gbc. Also metal slug X still contains the programming for zook hero 3 as sintax only removed the programming when their games have gba cartridges.

Accessories

  • Fire Bird Cheat Card - Dumped but does not work as it is waiting to be emulated.

Game Boy Advance

  • Rockman & Crystal (a.k.a. Battle Network Rockman Crystal, Zook Man ZX4, unofficially known as Zook Hero 3 as li cheng's zook hero 2 games for the gbc has title screen hacks with the same name already. A original game roughly based on zook hero 2 by gowin.)

Unconfirmed Games

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.)
  • 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.) - A original game based on pokemon ruby released around 2002 by li cheng.
  • Digimon Sapphire (same music as Bai Wang Da Fu Weng; same UI as Sheng Shou Wu Yu)[6] A original game based on sheng shou wu yu by li cheng.
  • Harry Potter 3 (contains options screen 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) - A original game by li cheng released around 2002.
  • Pokemon Ruby (same engine as Digimon Pocket.) A hack of pokemon crystal by li cheng released in 2000.
  • Soul Falchion (All versions have graphics, music and programming from queen of fighters by li cheng.)
  • 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.) - Released around 2000.

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) - Released around 2003.
  • Digimon Sapphire (same sound engine and dialogue font as Rockman Crystal. Most of its graphics are stolen from Digimon Battle Spirits.)[7] - A hack by li cheng is dumped but has bugs just like their release of san guo zhi.
  • Mo Jie Qi Bing - A original game roughly based on shui hu shen shou and e mo dao by li cheng.
  • Jue Zhan San Guo - A original game roughly based on shawu story and shi kong xing shou by li cheng.

Sintax Connection?

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

  • Crash Bandicoot 4 (music from Soul Falchion) - A hack by li cheng released around 2002.
  • Digimon Zhi Hong Lan Dui Jue (same HUD as Crash Bandicoot 4) A original game roughly based on li cheng's hacks of digimon adventure. Called battle team in english.
  • Digimon Adventure - A original game by li cheng released around 2002.
  • Rayman IV (Uses a remix of the underworld cave theme from Digimon 3 Crystal Version) - A hack by li cheng released around 2003.
  • Lord of the Rings IV (Uses a sound effect from Zhen San Guo Wu Shuang by Sintax) - A hack by li cheng roughly based on e mo dao released around 2000.

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
    • Digital Monster 3
    • 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
    • Zook Hero 2 - "Rockman X3" version uses Zook Hero Z's music
  • 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.

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)

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