I’m not just looking for games at the flea market, but anything that I have nostalgia for – especially if there’s a Taiwanese version of it. A Taiwanese VHS of Ninja Turtles fits that profile perfectly. Here’s a scan of the cover and cassette tape. As you can see on the spine it says “國語配音” … Continued
The instruction manual for Cosmic Fighter (C1-032), a shooter released for Bit Corporation’s Gamate handheld gaming system in 1990. The Taiwanese name for the game is 惡魔大戰 “Demon War” which has completely different connotations than the English language name. Bit Corporation is a Taiwanese company and so the language of the manual is Traditional Chinese. … Continued
Video games and consoles sold in Taiwan during the 80s and 90s were often just imported Japanese versions, sometimes with the addition of an instruction sheet in Traditional Chinese. For officially imported video games, the importer would also usually add a sticker and include a warranty certificate to show that the item was official, and … Continued
A scan of the Taiwanese VHS cover for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. This is a Taiwan-dub (in Mandarin Chinese) that I’ve not been able to find anywhere else
This 8 page full-color promotional booklet was given away free at video game stores to promote the Taiwanese release of Star Fox 64 3D
The box art and manual scans for the Chinese language ROM hack of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish cap.
It seems like the Pokemon card game was fully localized for the Taiwanese market. These scans are from the ‘Brief Introduction’ to Pokemon, the ‘collectible card game’.
Snowman Legend was released for the Bit Corp Gamate in 1991. Here’s the manual for this rare game.
Here are some promo scans for the Taiwanese release of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Even though these games are official Taiwanese releases they are both in Japanese and apart from the box and manual are not localised.
I’ve been itching to get a Retro Freak for a while now. It’s an emulation system which is a put off, but being able to play with original controllers and save all that space next to the TV might make up for it.