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 INTRODUCTION
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 Welcome! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Recepcion!  And just for Xad, Benvenuto!
 
 Ladies & Gentlemen, we present to you:

 THE GAMEBOY CHARTS for APRIL/MAY 1999.

 For those of you sitting there mumbling "Not another one", I'm afraid the
 answer is yes!  After loaded/EUR got our hopes up by releasing a quality
 chart for MARCH, we were expecting to sit back and relax while he did all
 the work...so we sat back, and we sat, and then our asses got all numb and
 there STILL wasn't an issue 2..

 We decided that if everyone sat around and waited, there would be no GBC
 charts, and that would suck.  Anyway, we don't have to explain the reasons
 for the charts to you people, do we?

 Gilligan and Rotox did all the hard work you see below, and should be
 applauded for their efforts...this particular issue includes both April &
 May results for the reasons listed above - expect future issues to be
 monthly, but only time will tell!

 And so, without further ado, on with the show!


                                                              - Wayne Kerr


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 RULES & POINTS
 --------------

 -1 Point  - DUPE: Released a game, but only after another group already beat
             you?  -1 point then.
             PROTECTED: Released a game, but only emulamers can play it?
             -1 point too!  This point then gets added to the points for
	     the first group to release a working crack.
             BROKEN: If you release a game/trainer/crack that doesn't work,
             -1 time!

 +0 Points - NON-COLOR: Mono GB or SGB games are listed for posterity, but
             receive no points.  Similarly, a trainer/crack for a GB/SGB-only
             game will receive 0 points.
             FIX: You get 0 points for fixing one of your own mistakes.

 +1 Point  - AVERAGE TRAINER: A +1 or +2 trainer receives 1 point.
             OTHER FIX: If you fix a release from another group, you get +1
             for highlighting their incompetence!

 +2 Points - AVERAGE FOREIGN: Foreign (non-English) games receive 2 points,
             even if the game has previously been released in another
             language.  JAP/GER/FRA/SPA, whatever.
             A European release of a previously available US release will
             also receive 2 points.
             QUALITY TRAINER: A +3 or above trainer will receive 2 points.
             CRACK: A crack for a protected/non-working game gets you 2
             points.

 +3 Points - INT: An English-language release of a game will receive 3
             points.
             QUALITY FOREIGN: A Foreign (non-English) game that is 100%
             playable.
             TRANSLATION: Translating a non-English game to English =
             3 points.  The points reflect the major amount of work this
             requires!

 +4 Points - MAJOR: Usually the best/most-anticipated game of the month.


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 - Capital
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 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 16-05-99  INT  It's a World Rally *Crack*             IPS     +02(+1)
 15-05-99  INT  Dropzone +3 Trainer                    IPS     +02
 15-05-99  INT  Dropzone                               02MB    +03
 13-05-99  INT  Super Mario Bros DX +3 Trainer         IPS     +02
 13-05-99  INT  Moon Patrol / Spy Hunter +8 Trainer    IPS     +02
 11-05-99  INT  Bugs & Lola Bunny +2 Trainer           IPS     +01
 08-05-99  INT  Black Blass: Lure Fishing *Cart Fix*   IPS     +02(+1)
 06-05-99  INT  Lucky Luke +4 Trainer                  IPS     +02
 02-05-99  INT  Prince of Persia +4 Trainer            IPS     +02
 01-05-99  INT  SD Hiryuex +2 Trainer                  IPS     +01
 01-05-99  INT  SD Hiryuex *Cart Fix*                  IPS     +02(+1)

 29-04-99  INT  Logical +3 Trainer                     IPS     +02
 28-04-99  INT  Super Breakout +1 Trainer              IPS     +01
 20-04-99  INT  Quest Fantasy Challenge +2 Trainer     IPS     +01
 20-04-99  INT  Pokemon Pinball +1 Trainer             IPS     +01
 16-04-99  INT  Top Gear Pocket +2 Trainer             IPS     +01
 06-04-99  INT  Klax +1 Trainer                        IPS     +01
 03-04-99  INT  The Rugrats Movie +2 Trainer           IPS     +01
 01-04-99  INT  Beavis and Butthead +2 Trainer         IPS     +00      GB
                                                       -----------
                                                        TOTAL +32
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 A lot of great stuff here.  I didn't realize 'It's a World Rally' needed a
 crack until it was almost released.  Great job.  I'm glad to see a good
 effort in the scene to keep games playable and more enjoyable with the
 trainers :).

 Dropzone is cool!  I remember this game from the SNES and this port
 is well done too.  It's a great Defender clone, but more like a cross
 between Defender and Choplifter.  I think it could've used a bit more
 work though because I remember the SNES version had bosses frequently
 and I didn't manage to find any in this one.  Maybe I just didn't play
 enough stages.  Overall it was fun :).

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 Here we go with the first groups' summary for april and may 1999...
 CAPITAL, my group, kicking with lotsa cool trainers (a +8 from rtx!)
 and Dropzone for all fans of classical gaming. +32 in total, which means
 3rd place for our gbc trainer force.

 - Gilligan/Capital


 As always, Capital continues to release a good amount of trainers and fixes.
 They finally have another group for competition with trainers, EUR&NFL, but
 I doubt that will slow them down one bit.  As far as games go, Capital only
 managed to release one game for the past two months, hopefully we will see
 more games from them in the future.

 - Rza/Menace


 Well, quite a good couple of months for CPL I think...Rotox kicked ass with
 a +8 trainer for Moon Patrol/Spy Hunter, the biggest trainer on GBC to date,
 but a distinct lack of games means the points total isn't too impressive.
 Still, despite occasional competition with quick +1/+2 trainers from EUR^NFL,
 CPL continue to dominate the crack/trainer scene.

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 For a while it seemed like a new trainer was appearing every other day
 and Capital were certainly producing most of the goods.
 The +8 for Moon Patrol & Spy Hunter has got to be a highlight, seeing all
 those options was certainly impressive and it certainly is the biggest
 handheld trainer yet. The release of colour Dropzone was good and it looks
 like the game was updated a bit from the old 1992 monochrome GB version.

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Duz

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\ _  _ \_.--/\_   /-.__/\__
 \/  /  /  /  /  /_  \poyZ/__  DUZ PRESENTS
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 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 27-05-99  INT  Road Rash                              01MB    +00      GB
 11-05-99  INT  Moon Patrol / Spy Hunter               08MB    +03
 05-05-99  INT  Barbie: Ocean Discovery                08MB    +03
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                                                        TOTAL +06
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 Well here's an interesting fellow.  I remember him talking about getting an
 original of Road Rash to rerelease it since Anthrox screwed up the copy that
 has been spread throughout the net.  Good work on this one, I should try and
 see if this one works better.  Moon Patrol and Spy Hunter is the best release
 here.  I remember borrowing my brother's Apple II and playing that game on it.
 Hmm..I guess someone had to release the Barbie game.  I thought it would've
 been Eurasia ;).  This is probably a good addition to some hentai freak's
 collection, although I don't know why those people like a little girl's game
 haha.

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 Barbie eh?.. that's for the scene dudes` little sisters ;) hmm.. mine is 20+.. 
 good work anyway. Don`t like MoonP&Spy, prolly you must have been playing it 
 back in time to love it now, dunno..

 - Gilligan/Capital


 This month, we saw two releases from duz.  His first, was Barbie which
 someone had to release no matter how bad it was.  The second release had a
 bit of controversy, since the game was really not duz's to release.  Also,
 many people thought the game was beta because of its horrible sound.  I went
 out and picked up the game and verified that it indeed was final.  Anyways
 it was good to see a new person releasing games.

 - Rza/Menace


 Hmmmm, what to say?  Everyone claimed that Moon Patrol/Spy Hunter was a beta
 but the game is fully playable so I guess the points are given anyway.  And
 of course you can't beat a bit of Barbie!  A promising start for this newcomer.

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 Well it's good to see there is still interest in releasing older titles
 for those of us who are searching for the ultimate GB collection. There
 is still loads of old titles that never got released to the scene.
 Anyway, That release of Moon Patrol & Spy Hunter definitely seems odd (or
 was it just my bung card producing the garbage sound?!) oh well...

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Eurasia & Nightfall

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.--------\(---------\(----------------------.

 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 14-05-99  INT  Super Mario Bros DX +3 Trainer         IPS     +02
 12-05-99  INT  Moon Patrol / Spy Hunter +3 Trainer    IPS     +02
 12-05-99  INT  Rox +1 Trainer                         IPS     +01
 06-05-99  INT  O. Yamachan & Reimondo +2 Trainer      IPS     +01
 06-05-99  INT  Gameboy Gallery 3 +1 Trainer           IPS     +01
 05-05-99  INT  Roadsters '98 +1 Trainer               IPS     +01
 05-05-99  INT  Lucky Luke                             08MB    +03
 05-05-99  JAP  Shogi Oh                               08MB    +02
 05-05-99  JAP  Shougi 2                               02MB    +02
 05-05-99  JAP  Ohasta Yamachan & Reimondo             02MB    +02
 05-05-99  JAP  Koushien Pocket                        08MB    +02
 05-05-99  JAP  Rox                                    02MB    +03
 05-05-99  INT  Roadsters '98                          01MB    +03
 03-05-99  INT  Prince of Persia +2 Trainer *Fixed*    IPS     +00
 02-05-99  INT  Prince of Persia +2 Trainer            IPS     -01      BROKE
 01-05-99  INT  V-Rally +3 Trainer                     IPS     +02
 01-05-99  INT  Hexcite +1 Trainer                     IPS     +01
 01-05-99  JAP  SD Hiryuex                             08MB    +03(-1)  PROT

 28-04-99  INT  Gameboy Gallery 3 +1 Trainer           IPS     +00      GB
 23-04-99  INT  Pokemon Pinball *CPL Trainer* Fix      IPS     +01
                                                       -----------
                                                        TOTAL +30
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 Looks like Eurasia took over this month.  A lot of nice trainers.  Good to see
 people coding this stuff!  Roadsters '98, although a game with cheesy graphics,
 is a pretty fun game.  Rox is a nice sort of tetris clone that I haven't
 checked into much.  Great to see more color releases of puzzlers.  It amazes
 me that Eurasia nearly takes over all of the Japanese releases Oldskool would
 eventually release.  Good work guys.  This group brings major competition to OS.

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 Nightfall back in scene life ? yeah! together with eurasia they bring us this 
 mixed bag of releases. SD Hiryuex is quite nice imho. KOF on ngpc looks ten times 
 better though :)

 SMBros dx +3 ? hmm.. cpl already did that one day before. I think releasing trainers 
 on already trained games is only reasonable if the amount of options really differs.
 And fixing other peoples trainers because they don`t work 100% flawlessly isn`t really 
 cool either, as trainers just can`t always be without *any* flaw.

 ..and yes that isn`t objective as I am in cpl.. just my 2 cents

 - Gilligan/Capital


 Eurasia and Nightfall merged and have started releasing trainers along with
 games.  Eurasia managed to release some games after an inactive period.
 However, most of their games were downloaded off a webpage and just converted.
 Nevertheless, it was nice to see them back in action.

 - Rza/Menace


 Lucky Luke was definitely the pick of the bunch here, a welcome return from
 everyone's favourite Nederlander SCiZE!  Another nice Infogrames colour
 platformer...Otherwise, the main change was the new co-op between EUR and
 old SNES group NIGHTFALL.  It was nice to see XAD back in the training mood,
 and with a nice-looking menu too.  Shame the trainers aren't up to the old
 SNES standard, with a lot of simple +1/+2's, including Prince of Persia +2
 which was fixed using a direct rip of the CPL trainer code (from their +4!).
 Fortuna migliore prossimo il tempo, Xad! :)

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 Lucky Luke was cool, proving Infogrames are one of the better companies,
 it's even a GBC only game and I guess thats why the effects are so great.
 'Fixing' the capital Pokemon pinball trainer was controversial and it didn't
 really make a very good start for the co-op, It probably would have been
 better to start with a game or trainer. As for the Jap games, yes most of them
 were taken from a site but since at that time there was no converter available
 and nobody else did it then I think it was justified to release them. Anyway,
 expect more cool stuff coming soon from Eur&Nfl.

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Independent/Anonymous

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 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 28-05-99  INT  Montezuma's Return MULTI +6 Trainer    IPS     +02
 15-04-99  JAP  Pokemon Pinball                        08MB    +03
 12-04-99  INT  Klustar                                08MB    +03
                                                       -----------
                                                        TOTAL +08
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 Pokemon pinball! I thought this game was going to really suck, so I set it
 aside for a couple days.  When I finally loaded it, I quickly found out it is
 one of the best pinball games for Gameboy.  I hope to see more pinball games
 of this quality.  I don't have a rumble pack, but I don't think this game
 needs any extra gimmic to be good. :)

 Oh and Klustar, that's an interesting Tetris clone.  I didn't like the music
 much (it nearly put me to sleep).  If better music had been used, this would
 be a cool game to play.  Good thing you can turn off the music, but if I
 hear that tune, it gives me a bad overall impression of the game.

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 well....yes... nothin to say.

 - Gilligan/Capital


 One of my favorite games this month was released independently.  All you
 Pokemon fans should love Pokemon Pinball with it's unique mix of capturing
 and evolving Pokemon in a pinball game.  Gotta catch 'em all ;)  Klustar
 on the other hand was a crappy Tetris type game not worth playing.

 - Rza/Menace


 Klustar & Pokemon Pinball were both very poor, so the Independent guys are
 welcome to them!  Zizero entered the scene with a very nice trainer indeed, and
 is definitely once to watch...you have to respect a man who can make a +1 into
 a +6 by enabling built-in cheats, and the menu was tremendous!

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 The trainer has to be the best out of this lot!

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Menace 

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 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
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 31-05-99  INT  WWF Attitude                           08MB    +03(-1)  PROT
 27-05-99  JAP  Hello Kitty Magical Museum             08MB    +02
 24-05-99  INT  All-Star Baseball 2000                 08MB    +03
 16-05-99  JAP  Qui Qui                                08MB    +02
 14-05-99  INT  NBA In The Zone '99                    08MB    +03
 12-05-99  JAP  Beat Breaker                           08MB    +03
 11-05-99  INT  Super Mario Bros DX                    08MB    +04      MAJOR
 07-05-99  INT  Monopoly                               08MB    +03
 07-05-99  INT  Black Blass: Lure Fishing              08MB    +03(-1)  PROT
 07-05-99  INT  NHL: Blades of Steel                   08MB    +03
 01-05-99  INT  Prince of Persia                       08MB    +04      MAJOR

 14-04-99  INT  Logical                                08MB    +03
 14-04-99  INT  Quest Fantasy Challenge                08MB    +03
 03-04-99  INT  Klax                                   08MB    +03
 02-04-99  INT  Top Gear Pocket                        08MB    +03
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                                                        TOTAL +43
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 One thing I can say about menace is they come out with a lot of the best
 quality releases.  Super Mario Bros. DX is one of the most popular games
 out on GBC, some may think it deserves more points :).  Several other
 familiar classic games here as well as popular sports titles.  What I was
 waiting for most was Top Gear Pocket.  This game wasn't as good as I thought
 it would be though, (I was hoping for a remake of the SNES version) but it
 is a decent game (although I like V-Rally quite a bit better and it doesn't
 need a rumble pack to impress me :).

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 Wow! Menace rockin the scene with Super Mario DX, Prince of Persia Logical.. 
 If Black Blass wouldn`t have been released uncracked I would say *prefect* ! 
 (look for a trainermaker/cracker and rule)
 Greets to rza!

 - Gilligan/Capital


 Menace continues to dominate the US scene, releasing every US game except
 for the two released by duz.  May was an extremely big month, and Menace
 released the long awaited SMB DX.  They also started releasing a few JAP
 games, and there should be a some more of those in future.  Menace has no
 intention of slowing down, and we should see lots of releases from them.

 - Rza/Menace


 Well, two words define MNC's performance in the past 2 months: KICK ASS!
 May especially saw the US-based group completely dominate the GBC scene,
 and I suspect this will continue for the forseeable future - if MNC
 could crack & train, there would be no need for any other GBC group to
 exist...

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 Dominating the USA releases again, nice work. Of course, Super Mario Bros DX
 was awaited by most and when it arrived we were not disappointed. Other
 titles to note were Klax and Top Gear (although I preferred V-Rally also!)
 Hmm.. was Black Bass really protected or was it another bung cart fuck up ?

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Nintendo Backup Crew

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    \/_/\/_/ \/___/   \/___/ 

 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
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 04-05-99  INT  Super Breakout                         08MB    +02

 30-04-99  INT  The Rugrats Movie                      08MB    -01      DUPE
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                                                        TOTAL +01
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 Hmm..more multilanguage releases.  I guess someone has to release them.
 Hopefully there are many people who can benefit from the language options,
 as my first (and only) language is English.  Makes me wish all Japanese
 games were multilanguage Japanese/English. :)

 As far as the dupe goes, The Rug Rats movie doesn't seem too popular of a
 release.  This is probably why it was duped.  That or NBC is so new that
 they have a hard time following releases on the scene (well then again,
 there are pages to visit that have release info).

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 Nothin big happening.. Super Breakout and Rugrats dupe.. hope to see more 
 from you next month.

 - Gilligan/Capital


 NBC got off to a bad start with releasing a dupe as their first game.  Their
 second release was just a multi-language version of an old gbc game.  Not
 sure how much releases we will see from NBC in the future.

 - Rza/Menace


 A dupe, and an international version of a game that has no reason for text.
 It appears that, for April and May at least, NBC suck...

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


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 - Network International Limited

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 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 14-05-99  JAP  It's a World Rally                     08MB    +03(-1)  PROT
 05-05-99  JAP  Dino Breeder 3                         16MB    +02
 05-05-99  JAP  Gameboy Gallery 3                      08MB    +03

 19-04-99  JAP  Last Bible 2                           08MB    +02
 19-04-99  JAP  Checkmate                              08MB    +03
 05-04-99  JAP  Power Prokun Pocket                    08MB    +02
 05-04-99  JAP  Pocket Densya 2                        08MB    +02
 01-04-99  JAP  Mahjong Goh                            08MB    -01      DUPE
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                                                        TOTAL +15
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 Hmm..first thing that may come to mind when you look at this list is "Jap Crap"!
 But this really isn't the case.  It's a World Rally and Gameboy Gallery 3 are
 pretty cool releases.  But then, it seems like the rest of this stuff could easily
 be chucked out the window and forgotten about.  Anything is worth releasing though,
 and the points really add up.

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 NIL dominating in jap releases once more. Greets to all lucky(?) dudes that can read 
 japanese ;)

 - Gilligan/Capital


 NIL continues to be a steady source for JAP releases.  I really enjoyed
 Gameboy Gallery 3, and It's a World Rally was a nice racer also.  Not much
 else to say, but I'm still enjoying Beatmania ;)

 - Rza/Menace


 A fairly quiet couple of months by NIL's standard, but still some fine releases
 from the land of the rising sun.  World Rally is probably the best racer on GBC
 but without a firm grasp of Japanese I think most of the other releases remain
 unplayable.

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 And again we see NIL bringing us some more releases from the far east.
 Gameboy Gallery 3 is probably the best of this bunch. It's good that someone
 is bringing us these Japanese games because we don't want to miss anything!!

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Oldskool
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 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
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 27-05-99  JAP  Burger Pocket                          08MB    +02  
 26-05-99  INT  Super Breakout MULTI                   08MB    -01      DUPE
 23-05-99  JAP  Puchi Carat                            08MB    +03
 23-05-99  JAP  Cardcapto Sakura                       04MB    +02      
 21-05-99  JAP  Pocket G.I Stable                      16MB    +02

 28-04-99  INT  The Rugrats Movie                      08MB    -01      DUPE
 27-04-99  JAP  Hamsters Paradise                      08MB    +02
 19-04-99  INT  The River King                         08MB    +03
 19-04-99  JAP  Nobunaga's Ambition 2                  08MB    +02
 14-04-99  INT  Las Vegas Coolhand                     08MB    +03
 09-04-99  JAP  Kiwame 2                               08MB    +02
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                                                        TOTAL +19
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 COMMENTS
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 Wow, beat out NIL with our two dupes (and them having only one!)  Well I don't
 know why anyone in our group would make the mistake to dupe things, but
 I've seen other groups do it.  I keep hearing that OS is infamous for it, but
 I don't think it's really that big of a deal.  Too bad the only good game
 here is Puchi Carat, another Arkanoid clone.  But that's just my opinion.
 I've heard people say Hamster's Paradise is good too.  I would've liked
 Las Vegas Coolhand better if they copied the way Micr0soft lays out cards in
 their games :) But it's an ok card playing game.

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 OLDSKOOL proves once more that jap. people love crap. Load up Hamsters Paradise 
 and see yourself hehe greets to cqbs&Faz&Hudson!

 - Gilligan/Capital


 Oldskool is back to normal releasing JAP games (mostly unplayable) and a few
 multi-language versions.  As always, there are dupes, which really should be
 avoided.  I don't know what is up with Rugrats either since it seemed to be a
 game everyone wanted to release, even though it was out for a while, released
 by Capital.  Nice to see Oldskool active after Faz's vacation.

 - Rza/Menace


 Hamsters & Horses are amongst the OS releases this time around...but apart
 from appealing to sexual deviants they didn't offer much enjoyment for the
 rest of us!  Puchi Carat (c) Taito was the pick of the bunch, an excellent
 conversion of the arcade game.  Still, OS affect their reputation by
 releasing too many dupes...a little more 'Quality Control' and OS will be
 up in the top 3.

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 I think the problem with the dupes was the lack of distribution for Oldskool.
 Hopefully this has been sorted out now. Nothing much to say about the other
 releases, Hamster Paradise is very strange.. go check it out!

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Paradox

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

 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 12-05-99  INT  Top Gear Rally                         08MB    +02
 08-05-99  GER  Legend of the River King (German)      08MB    +02
 08-05-99  INT  Logical (THQ-Version)                  08MB    +02
 08-05-99  GER  Tabaluga (German)                      08MB    +02 

 12-04-99  INT  Shadowgate Classic v1.1                08MB    +02
 12-04-99  GER  Mortal Kombat 4 (German)               08MB    +02
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                                                        TOTAL +12
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 I'm still tripping out over the Official GBC Demo cart these guys ripped.
 Not much to say about these from me because all of them are games
 that already came out in English only or multilingual USA games.

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 For copiers write to PARADOX....." still anything in stock ? hahaha... cu 
 on next party ninja&leg!

 - Gilligan/Capital


 Hmm, nothing really new from Paradox.  All games have been released in other
 languages and some practically identical except for the publisher or tiny
 variation in a game title.  Seems that PDX has become the group who release
 leftover games no one else wants to.  I hope they will start releasing more
 games that are not already out.

 - Rza/Menace


 A couple of "near-dupes" this month, with Logical and Top Gear Rally only
 containing different title screens from the previously released versions.
 The nice-looking Tabaluga was unplayable for most of the world, due to it's
 German text - no translations PDX?  A quiet couple of months, nothing up to
 the standard of their V-Rally release in March...

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 I think the blood was removed in MK 4 German, maybe they should have also
 turned the people into robots like Turok n64!!

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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


 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
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 28-05-99  INT  International Superstar Soccer 99      08MB    +03
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                                                        TOTAL +03
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 Ah..finally a soccer game for GBC! :) This one is pretty good.  I thought
 the control was pretty bad when I first tried it, but you get used to it.
 Just try it out longer than 5 minutes and you'll really get into the game.
 When I tried it, I put Spain vs. Argentina.  Well, nobody made a single score
 because I and the GBC were both great players.  At the end, the final scoring
 done by goal kicking made me the loser :/  It seems like that part could've
 been done better, as it seemed like you don't have much control over the goalie.

 Great release anyway :) Keep up the good work.  Quasar is a great group to still see
 in the scene.  Greets to pL!Qsr :)

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 zero,nada,nothin... ;(  same for trsi by the way
 hey ayatollah! put your n64 in the cupboard and do some gbc trainers! :)

 (Note: This comment was made before the Quasar released their only game)

 - Gilligan/Capital


 Quasar, a group that releases about one game a month, released ISS '99, a
 decent soccer game.  I was actually surprised by this release because it
 was a while before their last release, but its great to see a release from
 them every once in a while.

 - Rza/Menace


 Just when you thought QSR were going to sleep through the past two months
 entirely, they came up with a football (we invented it before your country
 existed, so it's not soccer :) ) game everyone was waiting for...so, a good
 release, although most definitely NOT a good game.  I was amazed Konami
 even thought about releasing this commercially...Still, I need to disassemble
 it to find out how they put the processor in 1/4-speed mode :)

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


 Only one release but it's a pretty good one! Nice to see QSR are still about.

 - Zigor/Eurasia


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 - Teksteppa

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 ___________|__   _/ __/ |   /___________
(____________ /   \  __\   _/____________)
(____________/     \    \   \____________)
             \  ___/ ___/|___\
 -------------\/---\/--\/----------------

 DATE      CTY  TITLE OF RELEASE                       SIZE    PTS      INFO
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 07-05-99  INT  Gex: Enter the Gecko +2 Trainer        IPS     +01
 07-05-99  INT  Joust/Defender +3 Trainer              IPS     +02
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                                                        TOTAL +03
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 COMMENTS
 --------

 More cool trainers.  Good to see many groups working on these.  Hopefully
 TEK will release more in the future, as I haven't seen any action from them
 in a while.

 - Amptor/Oldskool


 Good to see some others making trainers too... however tek joined cpl now..
 hehe

 - Gilligan/Capital


 We had another new trainer maker this month, and after releasing these two
 he was quickly picked up by Capital. Maybe we will see some more work from
 him if WayneKerr and Rotox aren't so fast with training/cracking ;)

 - Rza/Menace


 A new trainer-maker enters the scene!  And as CPL couldn't allow a change in
 their monopoly position in the trainer market, Teksteppa was recruited
 immediately!  Look out for some quality trainers from him in the future...

 - Wayne Kerr/Capital


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    |.                                                                   |
    |::.    TOP 10    __ |_____   ______|_ _      ___/____               |
    | .     _______ .____|    | __\_    |   ______\_    _/______ __      |
    |     _/     _/ |    |   .|/   _   .|___\_    \/    \/    _/___      |
    |    //      |__|    _   |/    |   ||.   /    /     \\_____    \     |
    |    \_________/|    |____\_________||   \____\______/\  ______/     |
    |               `----'               l____|            \/            |
    |                                                                    |
    |    Position                Group Name              Total Points    |
    |    --------                ----------              ------------    |
    |    1ST                     Menace                       43         |
    |    2ND                     Capital                      32         |
    |    3RD                     Eur&NFL                      30         |
    |    4TH                     Oldskool                     19         |
    |    5TH                     N.I.L                        15         |
    |    6TH                     Paradox                      12         |
    |    7TH                     Ind                          08         |
    |    8TH                     Duz                          06         |
    |    9TH \                   Tek                          03         |
    |    9TH /                   Quasar                       03         |
    |    10TH                    NBC                          01        .|
    |                                                                  ..|
    |                                                                .:::|
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 SUMMARY
 -------

 Well, two main things to comment on this issue...

 [1] Eurasia&Nightfall get a point for fixing our (Capital) trainer for
     Pokemon Pinball, even though our trainer works.  Are we too generous?  
     Well, apparently the game crashed if you reset (START+SELECT+A+B) instead 
     of doing a hard reset...to be fair to both, we kept the +1 we received
     AND gave EUR^NFL a point...

 [2] We are looking for at least ONE member of every active release group
     on GBC to contribute their comments to each chart issue...this time around
     we managed to get MOST at short notice, but we are missing a couple, most
     noticably EUR^NFL - this is due to the fact that things were a bit of a
     rush job!  The JUNE issue should be complete...someone from EUR^NFL and
     any other valid release group who wishes to comment please contact one of
     us (Gilligan, Rotox or Wayne Kerr) in #gbc.

     Thank you, see you in the next issue...


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