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January 25, 2019 Haze Categories: General News. 7 Comments on January (part 5)

I’m taking a short reprieve from covering the SunPlus stuff to look at some of the other XaviX progress, like the rest these were dumped by Sean Riddle, usually after being source by Peter Wilhelmsen.

Epoch put out a decent library of games under the ‘Excite’ brand, Excite Ping Pong is one of the earlier efforts. Analog controls not yet emulated, but attract mode runs fine. Ping Pong seems to have been a popular type of game for these motion control platforms, this seems a lot more polished than most of the Chinese ones however.


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Doraemon Computer Megaphone (probably not the correct title) Doraemon Wakuwaku Kuuchihou is another Epoch title, this one uses Megaphones as Lightguns, it looks like you point and shout to trigger them. Again, controls not emulated but attract mode runs.


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Plenty of e-kara stuff was dumped too, various cartridges and base units, including a US ‘Pro Headset’ version which had 3 songs not featured on any of the other US or EU cartridges


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Gururin World (nothing to do with the NeoGeo game, it’s just the sound of turning gears) is one of the most interesting XaviX games I’ve encountered. It’s another Epoch title, but it uses a mini unicycle as a controller. I’ve got preliminary controls hooked up in my own build, but they don’t work in all minigames yet, so I haven’t submitted that part yet. Again the attract mode runs through the many game modes.


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More to come in another update, including some games that have been promoted to working state (and plenty more preliminary progress)

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The title of the Doraemon game is “Doraemon Wakuwaku Kuuchihou” (ドラえもんわくわくくうきほう)

Well, crap.

I bought that Ping Pong game to donate to you guys. I mentioned it in the past. Guess it’s not needed anymore unless there’s some way to check if my version is a different revision…

Good stuff, though.

Gah, I can’t type English – “Kuukihou”, not “Kuuchihou”

The ping pong game was cheap, so got picked up without checking, although I wasn’t actually aware it was this one you had, difficult to keep track of things. Not aware of an easy way to revision check it.

Haze, these TV games seem endless…. I wonder how many there are. It’s kinda crazy that you’ve suddenly opened up access to a ton of games by implementing a seemingly random TV system.

Haze, don’t worry, it only cost me two bucks, so it wasn’t much of a loss for me.
I’ll still try to boot up the game and see if I can notice any differences compared to the one in these photos.

Incidentally (and sorry for the double post) while looking for info on that ping pong set, it seems that it got published in the US. I’m not sure if it was actualy localized, all I found was a picture of a device that had the same shape and paddles, but no actual gameplay video.

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