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                       uPLOADER.: cQBs^os               

                       lOCATION.: (>eVOLUtE!/oLDsKooL!<)   

                       dATE.....: 04-05-99

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@BEGIN_FILE_ID.DIZGameBoyCOlor World Charts Issue 1
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 __    .-\  __/__.-\ _   \_/    /-\ _   \_.-\ _     /        WORLD CHARTS   
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  \ \_________\__________/    /________\_____\    /\    MAR-1999 (C)loaded
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        \_________\_____/    /__________|____\    /____/_____________/        
                       \    /                 \_____\                         
                        \  /    with assistance from Zigor!
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   INTRODUCTION
  --------------

  Welcome to the first issue of the GBC World charts. In these, you will be
  presented with an unbiased chart which  will tally the releases that
  appeared during the course of the month. This issue is certainly rough
  around the edges, so please contact me with your questions, comments, and
  critizisms.

  Last month a new group, Menace emmerged, and they are certainly around to
  stay. NIL also dominated  this month, picking up almost every Japanese
  game. Several other groups were active, including Eurasia, Capital,
  Old Skool, and Quasar. In comparison to  some other months,  this was
  rather slow, however the outlook in April appears to be a bit better.

  On another note, Capital disrupted and angered many people in the scene
  by releasing Hollywood Pinball with an intro on it. The next day a new
  (or most likely fake) group called Game Boy Lamers released an intro
  remover. Capital had planned to release a remover, but obviously were
  beat. I was told by Rotox that it was done because they were angered by
  people removing the nfo/diz from their releases. I feel that their point
  is completely valid, but with there being an emulator for this system,
  that sort of behavior is certainly expected.

  Anyway, that's about it for news and the like, if you are reading this,
  thanks, it truly is appreciated. Contact me at [loaded@sgordon.com] with
  your concerns.
                                                             loaded / eurasia


  Nice work to loaded for putting this thing together, Its about time the gb
  had a chart! Well, all this intro ripping, byte changing and emulamer stuff
  is pretty lame, But I'm not gonna say much more about it 'cos loaded has
  mentioned it already, so lets continue...
                                                             Zigor/eur


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   RULES
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  This scoring system was borrowed from the PSX World Charts, by Breakdown,
  check them out monthly at [http://www.freespeech.org/psxworld/index.html].
  The system is rather simple, so you should be able to understand what is
  going on.  If you do not like it, sorry, it was set up to keep the scene
  interesting.


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   POINTS
  --------

 +0 Points - DUPE: If a file is already released or considered common it will
             receive no points.

             NON-COLOR: If the game only supports Gameboy or Super Gameboy it
             will be placed on the chart for records, but will not be counted
             toward your point total.

             BAD CRC: If a file is released with bad checksum, the group will
             receive no points.  If a legitamate fix is later provided by the
             same group they will get full points, -1 point for the error. If
             another group can release a fix before the first group can, they
             will receive full points for the game +1 point for the fix.


 +1 Points - A trainer, crack, or fix for a game will recieve one point.
 

 +2 Points - Unplayable due to lack of English selection.  This also includes
             HuCx games, because the majority of the people cannot play this.
             Last, a game that was already playable in an earlier version,
             such as Warioland 2 (English) because the Japanese was playable.


 +3 Points - Any English game that is either new or was unplayable in an
             earlier different language incarnation, playable JAP/FRE/GER
             game.


 +4 Points - Major title in English. Generally the game of the month.


 -1 Points - A bad image that is later corrected by the same group.


 -5 Points - A CRC fix that is found to not repair the crc, but instead
             change the checksum bits in the header.


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CAPITAL
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DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/05  INT   Pocket Bomberman +5 Trainer Hudson Soft      IPS   +01
03/19  INT   The Rugrats Movie           TùHQ             08Mb  +03
03/27  INT   Frogger +2 Trainer          Majesco Sales    IPS   +01
03/27  INT   Hollywood Pinball           Take 2 Int.      08Mb  +03
03/27  INT   Kid Dracula +2 Trainer      Konami           IPS   +01
03/28  INT   Hollywood Pinball+1 Trainer Take 2 Int.      IPS   +01
03/29  INT   Hollywood Pinball Int. Rem. Take 2 Int.      IPS   +00
                                                          ---------
                                                          TOTAL +09

 - Capital definitely deserves some mention for doing the excellent trainers.
   They even managed to release the Rugrats movie, and considering its a kids
   game, its really not too bad.

   Also, they even created a bit of a stir by appending an intro to Hollywood
   Pinball. While the intro was great (cool logo!) many people reacted poorly
   to the situation. I talked to both Rotox and WayneKerr, members of Capital
   and they basically said it was done because they found some games they put
   out on www sites without nfo/diz. I feel that their point is totally valid
   but you must remember that there is an emulator for gbc, so there will be
   people who don't even understand what goes on in #gbc.

   In future issues I'm certain that Capital will appear on top when it comes
   to the training and cracking area, unless some new force steps up.


zig:Yeah, its pretty cool to see Capital in the scene once more and these
    trainers are a nice addition. The intro on Hollywood Pinball was good
    and its too bad if emulamers are re-releasing these games giving no
    credit to those who deserve it.

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EURASIA
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   .--/  _ |  | \___  \/ _ \/  ___/___]/ _ \--.
   | /   __|  l  |   _/     \___  \   /     \ |
   `-\____ \_____|_\_ \__|__/ ____/___\  |__/-'
   -------\(---------\(-----)/---------`-'-mtx-

DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/13  INTL  Street Fighter II           Nintendo         04Mb  +00   GB
03/13  INTL  Centipede                   Majesco Sales    01Mb  +00   GB
                                                          ---------
                                                          TOTAL +00

 - This was a rather slow month for Eurasia. They only managed to release two
   non-color games. Street Fighter II is self-explanatory, everyone remembers
   the old Japanese version. This was just a mislooked game that seemed worthy
   of a release.

   The other game, Centipede, is very similar to the previous Menace release
   but lacks color support. Quite frankly, unless you don't own a gb color or
   are not a collector, I don't see why you would bother with it.

   Eurasia is a very active group, so they should be back and ready to compete
   very soon.


zig:It was a slow month for eurasia but as loaded says 'we will be back!'..



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MENACE
               -poyZ!       /\
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    \      \  .-----+----\     \__     _/____
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            \/      |_____/

DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/06  INT   Super Scrabble              Milton Brad.     01Mb  +00   GB
03/10  INT   Elmo's 123                  New Kid Co.      02Mb  +03
03/12  INT   Elmo's ABC                  New Kid Co.      02Mb  +03
03/13  INT   Kid Dracula                 Konami           02Mb  +00   GB
03/18  INT   Joust / Defender            Midway           08Mb  +03
03/24  INT   Battle Ship                 Majesco Sales    08Mb  +03
03/26  JAP   Tokimeki Sport              Konami           32Mb  +02
                                                          ---------
                                                          TOTAL +15

 - Menace, the group that appeared during the late weeks of February easily
   dominated the USA, releasing most of the games. They fell short of N.I.L,
   however, by two points. This was definitely a good month for them, they
   will probably continue to be a steady release group in the future.

   Onto the games.. The first two GBC games they released were a bit weak,
   let's face it, Elmo just can't compete to most other games. The thing that
   bothers me the most is that they actually bought(!) one of them. They were
   even more daring by getting one of the oh so sweet Majesco games. Some may
   argue me on this, but Majesco releases good stuff, hah. Okay, so maybe its
   quality falls short of several other companys', but they are probably the
   fastest coded games. I was told by a game boy developer that the kind of
   work shown in these games could be accomplished in less than five days.

   Don't worry, Menace did redeem themselves by releasing Joust/Defender and
   Tokimeki Sport. It's a shame that Tokimeki is in Japanese, because from
   what I hear, they are Konami classics.


zig:Now everyone can count their gb collection, thanks to Elmo! It was good
    to see those 32mbit games finally getting released also.

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NETWORK INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

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DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/12  JAP   Beatmania GB                Konami           08Mb  +04
03/12  JAP   Mahjong King                Warashi Inc.     08Mb  +02
03/12  JAP   Poyon's Dungeon Room        Hudson Soft      16Mb  +02
03/15  JAP   Doraemon Kart 2             Epoch Co., Ltd.  08Mb  +02
03/16  JAP   Last Bible                  Atlus            04Mb  +02
03/19  JAP   Beast Wars                  Takara           08Mb  +03
03/19  JAP   Miracle of Zone             Hudson Soft      08Mb  +02
                                                          ---------
                                                          TOTAL +17

 - NIL once again dominated the Japanese releases. They even released the
   only game this month that was a major, Beatmania. If you have not played
   this game on the Playstation or now GBC, you are now missing out.

   For the people that are too lazy to try it out for themselves, its a
   game where you try to match the tune playing by using different button
   combinations. Luckily, Konami didn't use large amounts of Japanese text
   in this game. I was quite pleased with all of NIL's releases this time
   around. If you could get by pounding the buttons during menus, the games
   were actually quite neat. Until another group steps up with a Japanese
   man, I believe NIL will continue to consistently release the stuff most
   of us can't understand.


zig:a nice selection from the orient. Mostly titles just for collecting
    but Beatmania has to be the gbc game of the month for me. I thought NIL
    was gonna bring us those 32mb toki memo games but it seemed not, oh well.

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OLD SKOOL

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   :_____ _____:""|______.|    /__ _____ __.
   |  .  Y   / .  |  ____|!   /.  Y  .  Y  |__
   |  !  !  /\ !  |___ /  . _/ l  |  i  |  l  |
   l_____l____\___i|   \__i  \____|_____!_____|
   ================l____\=|___\================

DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/05  INT   720ø                        Midway           08Mb  +00    DUPE
03/07  JAP   Mogu Mogu Gombo             Bandai           02Mb  +00    GB
03/30  INT   Shanghai Pocket             Sunsoft          08Mb  +02    v1.1
                                                          ---------
                                                          TOTAL +02

 - Once again, another mixed month for Old Skool. It's a shame that they
   aren't more careful with their releases, because most of their's are
   good. However, the way many people view it, one duplicate file still
   gives a group a bad reputation, even if they do a lot of good.

   Compared to most months, Old Skool was practically non-existant, there
   were not even any Japanese games like normal. I have a feeling that
   they are regrouping and preparing to become a major power. Of all groups
   currently around, I would say that OS has the greatest potential and
   if they get their act together, will be the biggest threat to the
   current leaders.


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PARADOX

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   \___   \/  \|   _  \/  \ \    \    \___|   /
    __/   /  | \  |/  /  | \_\__  \   \\  |  /
   |   __/   _  \ /   \  _ / Y     \   /  _  \
   |___|/    |___\\____\ |_\ :_____/__/   |___\
   ----/_____|-----/_____|--\/-------/____|----

DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/18  INT   V-Rally Champ Edition       Infogrames       08Mb  +03
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                                                          TOTAL +03

 - TLF reborn appeared again with their second Game Boy Color release. They
   are the only group to release gbc-only files, if that is worth anything.

   In January, they managed to release the promotional cart found in stores,
   and now they released an average racer for the system. I wasn't too keen
   on the game, but I am not into racers that much, so don't consider me an
   authority. If you do like racing games, I recommended it, its definitely
   worth at least a try.

   Like the Playstation division, I think as Paradox gains momentum, they
   will grow as a force and certainly bring out many good games.


zig:v-rally gbc was a great release, nice work to pdx for that. I'm sure
    PDX will bring more next month.

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QUASAR
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   |  ,   /   !  /   _  /    ___/  _  \_  ___\
   !  \_  \   !  \_  .  \____  \   .   /  .  \_
   |____/  \_____ /  !__ //    /___!   \__!   /
   ----/____\---\/___|-\//_____\---|____\-|__/-

DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/02  INT   Quest for Camelot           Titus/Warner     08Mb  +02
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                                                          TOTAL +02

 - QUASAR was quiet again this month, only releasing a new multilingual of a
   game already out. Unless you can't speak English or have not tried Quest
   for Camelot, don't expect too much from this game.

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IND/ANONYMOUS
                                _______  -poyZ!
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       /_/\  _\   \_   _    /   _   \  /_/\
   .---\_\/-/______/___/___/_________\-\_\/---.
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DATE   CTY   GAME TITLE                  COMPANY          SIZE  PTS   INFO
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03/05  INT   720ø                        Midway           08Mb   --
03/24  JAP   Tokimeki Culture            Konami           32Mb   --
03/24  JAP   Yossi-no Panepon            Nintendo         04Mb   --   GB
03/25  JAP   Fairy Kitty                 Imagineer        08Mb   --
03/25  INT   Nobunaga's Ambition         Koei             01Mb   --   GB
03/27  JAP   Monster Race 2              Koei             16Mb   --
03/27  JAP   Oodorobou Jing Angel        NCS              08Mb   --
03/27  JAP   Oodorobou Jing Devil        NCS              08Mb   --
03/28  JAP   B-Daman Baku Gaiden         Hudson Soft      08Mb   --
03/31  JAP   Akazukin Cha Cha            Tomy             02Mb   --   GB
03/31  JAP   Animal Breeder 2            J-Wing           04Mb   --   GB
03/31  INT   Beavis & Butthead           GT               04Mb   --   GB
                                                          ---------
                                                          TOTAL n/a


zig:a lot of these came from emu/rom sites and I think some were even
    re-packaged under different names so sort it out!

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            |    positioN   -/-   grouP namE   -/-   pointS    |
            |   ~~~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~   |
            |      1st           N.I.L                 17      |
            |      2nd           MENACE                15      |
            |      3rd           CAPITAL                9      |
            |      4th           PARADOX                3      |
            |      5th           QUASAR                 2      |
            |                    OLD SKOOL              2      |
            |      6th           EURASIA                0      |
            |      7th           --                            |
            |      8th           --                            |
            |      9th           --                            |
            |     10th           --                            .
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            __           A L L   T I M E    C H A R T
           /_/\ 
           \_\/ -----------------------------------------------.
                                                               |
            |    positioN   -/-   grouP namE   -/-   pointS    |
            |   ~~~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~   |
            |      1st           EURASiA               79      |
            |      2nd           N.I.L                 44      |
            |      3rd           OLD SKOOL             25      |
            |      4th           MENACE                21      |
            |      5th           CAPITAL               18      |
            |      6th           QUASAR                 9      |
            |      7th           PARADOX                6      |
            |      8th           AMPTOR                 3      |
            |                    ENNAY                  3      |
            |                    RZA                    3      |
            |                    TRSi                   3      |
            |      9th           AGGRESSION             1      |
            |     10th           TRSi, LFC & FSN        0      | 
            |                                                  |
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   SUMMARY
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  Well, that's about it for the month of March. Once again please contact me
  with your concerns. In the coming months, there will be plenty of
  interesting games that are coming out. Titles such as Ken Griffey, Mario,
  and Conker's Quest are sure to show the true power of the Game Boy Color.

                                                         loaded/Eurasia


  Mario Classic will be one to look out for sure and as the titles increase
  we will see if one group starts to dominate or everyone takes a piece of
  the action. Anyway, can't type gotta beat my score on Beatmania :)

                                                               zig/eur

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   GREETS
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  Special greets go to:
          MFM - Zigor - fredro - Mutronix - RIP - SCiZE - #SNES - #GBC


  ACTRAiSER - amptor - cQBs - crisis - damage - Ego - ennay - Fazwonga - hico
  Hotblack - kublai - nETFUCKER - NINjA - P-r0t - PoyZ - rahzel - Rotox - RZA
            slapshot - Son-Doobie - Titanik - wild_fire - Red_Skull


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                             (c) 1999, loaded/Eurasia

                             Art and Design (c) poyZ!


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