I'm only introducing the better ones for now, since there's just too much.
Erachacha You're a little horned troll fighting against Ghosts and Bats. Looks like there's 8 Stages, but could turn out to be more. This is actually quite enjoyable, you've got a bunch of extra weapons, and can run fast by tapping a direction twice. There's also a double jump. According to moby games, this seems to have seen some kind of western release, under the shortened title Eracha. This (and the next one) should definitely get more attention, and I'm working on getting a few games up on Abandonia.
Lychnis This one is even better (though it gets really hard fast). The controls are similar to Erachacha, only without extra weapons. There's two characters, a guy and a gal, the latter one being much easier, due to her having a long(-ish) ranged weapon and a double jump, which the guy is lacking. When you pick up the right extra item, you can enter a shop after each stage to buy better weapons and armor (Though the armor I bought actually didn't do much).
Super Cop If you're familiar with various Apogee-style action games like 2D Duke Nukem, you'll know how this one plays.
Interrupt A mecha action platformer. You can chose one of two mechas, both with very different feel. While the blue one plays like a standard action platformer, the red is more on the line with Assault Suits or Front Mission Gun Hazard. Not bad, destroying enemies can be a pain, though, so I just ran past most of them. Then there were rather hard twin-bosses I couldn't get past. This has been released in the US as Iron Blood.
Lars the Wanderer This one has actually been mentioned on a few english and japanese sites. It seems to be an Action RPG akin to the later Wonder Boy / Monster World games, but with a cool 2-player mode. The Hero Lars has a girl with a shotgun following him, and at the beginning of every action stage, she will ask if she should come along. Platforming bits can get a bit annoying due to how jumping works, but otherwise very enjoyable. Enemie variety is a bit lacking, though, for as far as I got, you keep on fighting yellow smilies riding different mecha-esque vehicles
Van Slug It doesn't take more than a look at the title what inspired this run'n'gun. It has much more emphasis on platforming than Metal Slug, though.
Family Production Platformers I've mentioned these characters before, two of the games featuring them are platformers. Both are kinda OK, but rather bland and uninteresting.
The site I use mostly unfortunately requires to sign in to a portal (with citizen/alien registration number), but I (re)discovered another one. This doesn't have most of the games I posted so far, but at least Last Laibers, Lychnis (filed with the RPGs), and a ton of Korean Versions to Chinese and Japanese RPGs and strategy games.
Yesterday, I went to the flea market to search for old records (I even found one).
Near the market was a small video shop that had a bunch of games outside. I ended up buying six (one was 1000 Won, which is less than a dollar, I think). The cases were dirty from smog and bleached from the sun, but the discs themselves are in flawless condition.
Two games are from TGL, one is a Chinese developed Farland Story game (it's called Farland Tactics 3 here), one is called Saint Eyes, which I never heard of before, so my guess would be that this is chinese developed as well (I could be wrong, though).
Two are Beat 'em Ups. I know where to get one more, so the next update will probably be about Beat 'em ups, sometime during the coming week.
Hello derboo , how are you?, Maybe you know me from abandonia. I wanted to ask if you can upload these korean games to megaupload or rapidshare (I have some of this games, but there are other games that i do not have.) If you can do, I will be eternally grateful
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Pee & Gitty Series Some more games with the cutesy Family Production characters. The first one is not a sidescroller, but rather you're warped from arena to arena to fight your enemies. There's a few nice stages, but like the platformers, there's not much exciting stuff to be found. Pee & Gitty Special changes the concept to a more traditional sidescrolling stage design, but reuses many sprites and backgrounds from the first game, more like a remix. Part 2 I didn't get my hands on, yet, but you can see on the screen that it features pretty ugly render graphics.
Vamp 1/2 I only played this for a few seconds, it's pretty shitty. The graphics are sketchy, the controls don't feel quite right, and it's overall very boring. It can be played by up to four people simultaneously, though. There's 4 different characters, but you cannot choose wich to play, but are stuck with whoever is assigned fixed to your player number. There's also a much better Arcade version (emulated in MAME) as well as a sequel, but I couldn't get my hands on that one yet.
어쩐지 좋은일이 생길것 같은 저녁 The Fight You probably noticed that the english title is a bit shorter than the original. Actually, the translation would be something like "A night where it seems good things are going to happen" This game is almost awesome. I don't care to much for leveling systems in action games, but the sheer amount of moves you can learn in this game is unbelievable. While you limited to pretty much punch, kick and jump at the start, the first upgrade only makes the repertoire second only to Double Dragon Advance, and, judging from the move list, further level-ups will succeed that by veeeery far. The AI is a bit passive and attacks rather late, but given the fact that you're starting at the beginning of the stage when you're beaten, and you only get to continue 3 times, it's definitely for the better this way. I suspect there to be quite a lot of stages, since I couldn't level up very far for the first two and a half ones. I have an Original CD for this game, and a ripped version without music. Sadly, I can't get the proper copy to run in dosbox or vdmsound, because of the copy protection, and in Windows, the controls are somehow fucked up (I was constantly jumping while moving). So I can only play the version without music effectively. Which is a shame, because the music is very good, as well. This would have become my new overall favourite BMU, if it wasn't for one big flaw: There's no 2-player mode. Big downer on that side. The game is based on a korean 90's comic series.
야인시대 (Yainsidae) Another licensed game, this one ties in with a TV drama series, taking place in the time of Japanese colonial rule. This is a rather "recent" game, published in 2003, but a very classic BMU. While it doesn't achieve the variety of the former mentioned game, both characters have at least a few special moves, similar to Final Fight 3/Tough. The music is pretty awesome again. The graphics are 640x480, but can get boring really fast, since you just run through samey streets all the time, without any differing themes. The Bosses are designed quite well, they can even block your attacks (which, however, makes one wonder why you can't), they're only a bit easy because they have no minions on the same screen. With 9 stages (which you can select as soon as you've reached them at least once), this seems to be on the long side as well.