Hi! Welcome to SuperMulti.org, a new blog/site/thing all about obscure gaming stuff from China and Taiwan. It's basically a continuation of my old site, Neo Fuji, but... new! MORE random blog posts, LESS aborted attempts to start features that never go anywhere I guess (but there probably will still be a few of those) an EQUALLY slapdash approach to punctuation and MAYBE more thinly veiled gay innuendo are just a few of the the things you have to look forward to here!
The name "Super Multi" is a reference to the sort of multicarts, all-in-one consoles and other various combinations and compilations that are common to this side of gaming - it also happens that that is the name of a type of DVD drive but I hope we can overcome that and learn to love each other (and anyway optical drives are dead so who cares).
MADE-UP NEVER ASKED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY ME (BECAUSE I AM TIRED AND IT'S EASIER TO WRITE THIS WAY)
Who are you? And why are you doing this?
My name (ie my throwaway pseudonym that somehow stuck for almost ten years) is taizou & I am some guy from the UK who has managed to accumulate a lot of this stuff and would like to document it publicly in some manner
WHAT'S HAPPENING TO YOUR OLD SITES THOUGH
They're both staying online; I'll eventually move Neo Fuji to a subdomain of this site and keep it as an archive, and I'll probably keep Handheld Underground active for GB ROM releases and stuff since I think it's quite useful to have a separate outlet for that, but other handheld-related posts will come here instead.
NO I MEANT THAT ONE
oh man we don't talk about that one anymore
Wouldn't it be nice if you had some kind of inter-connected database of all this stuff though rather than just throwaway blog posts?
YES. Working on it. But it's quite a big job so don't hold your breath.
PLEASE CLARIFY WHAT YOU MEAN BY "OBSCURE GAMING STUFF FROM CHINA AND TAIWAN" THANK YOU
Well I envisage the scope of this site roughly being
Unlicensed games for the Game Boy (Color), Game Boy Advance, Famicom/NES, Mega Drive & maybe SNES
Clones of said consoles
Pirate stuff for said consoles
Original Chinese & Taiwanese consoles & handhelds and their games
Plug & play consoles
The developers, publishers and hardware manufacturers behind all of the above
I will probably not cover (due to a lack of personal interest):
PC games (unless they're related to something else I'm covering)
Atari 2600 stuff
PROBABLY not arcade games either
But any of that is subject to change on my own random ass whims - given that NeoFuji started out life as a site about Japanese PS2 budget games, anything can happen
Is it supposed to be Super Multi, SuperMulti, or supermulti? And is the .org part of the name or not?
Will this just fizzle out and go nowhere though?
No! Probably not. I hope not.
I am a real person, can I ask you more questions
Yes! Perhaps ill-advisedly I've opened up yet another line of communication on ask.fm here and you can feel free to ask me whatever the hell you like, whether you want to pick my brains about these games or ask me an intrusive personal question that I probably won't answer. You can also tweet at me or comment on this post or even send me an e-mail if you want.
~ taizou - 2014-02-08 (year of the hummer)