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Nice Code Software
西安东信软件公司
Nice
Origin Xi'an, China
Years August 1999-present
Consoles Famicom (including VT03), VT168, 16/32-bit Sunplus hardware, MP4 players
Sounds used Nice Code original sound engine(s)(?), Dragon Co. (For the hacks of their games), stolen music in certain games
Aliases Nature Color Game, Nature Color Software, Dongxin Software, Nature Clan
Games published by Waixing, Nanjing, Jungletac, Qi Sheng Long, Trump Grand
Related companies Dragon Co., Inventor

Nice Code Software, called 西安东信软件公司 (Xi'an Dongxin Software Co.) in Chinese and formerly known as Nature Color Game, is a game developer based in Xi'an, China, which has developed games for Waixing, Nanjing, Jungletac, Qi Sheng Long & Trump Grand.

The company was founded by an artist and a number of its early staff were from Dragon Co.; they took some resources from Dragon when they moved to Nice Code, leading to a number of platform games being produced at Nice Code using Dragon's engines. Most other Nice Code games are simple one-screen action games designed for plug & play consoles, but the company is also known to have made some of Nanjing's RPGs, including Alien vs Predator & Tomb Raider.

Games Made by Nice CodeEdit

FamicomEdit

These games are usually found built into Famiclones, and many have been produced in both VT02 (standard Famiclone) and VT03 (enhanced colour) versions.

  • Abscondee
  • Addition
  • Adventurer
  • Aerial Warfare
  • Aether Cruiser
  • Aether Mission
  • Alone
  • Animal Contest
  • Antiquarium
  • Archer
  • The Archer - Called Dragon Den, Polar Bat or Enchanter on some Famiclones. Polar Bat has a graphic taken from the Kunio Kun games while Dragon Den uses stolen graphics from Wai Wai World 2.
  • Arena
  • Balloon
  • Balloon Shoot
  • Bar Room Shootout
  • Baseball - Multiple Baseball games exist. One version appears to be a port of Major League Baseball for the Intellivision.
  • Blackjack - The music is stolen from Captain Tsubasa.
  • Blister
  • Blocks World
  • Bomber Man - Clone of the NES game of the same name. Known as Dejectile or Undersea on some Famiclones.
  • Brave Boy - Appears to use random anime artwork. Known as Octopus or Skateboard Kid on some Famiclones, and the latter doesn't have a title screen.
  • Brother Ball
  • Bugcatcher
  • Burrow Explorer
  • Cannonade - aka Aether Fighter (Waixing version)
  • Chute
  • Climb
  • Close Quarters
  • Coast Guard
  • Contest
  • Cookies Labyrinth
  • Crystals
  • Cub Adventure
  • Cute Fish
  • Cute Shoot
  • Dangerbridge
  • Danger Zone
  • Diamond - Arkanoid clone coded from scratch. Commonly found on Famiclones. Only has 6 levels. Called Blocks Array on some Famiclones.
  • Diamonds
  • Difference - Known as Difference Picture on some Famiclones. Uses a sound effect from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the NES.
  • Earth Fighter
  • Egg Contest
  • Eggs - The music is a remake of Area A from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers for the NES.
  • Escapeway
  • ET Visit
  • Extreme
  • Falling
  • Falling Blocks - Hack of Pikachu/Poke Tetris with pieces only encountered on brick game devices. Has music stolen from Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken.
  • Final Blood
  • Fishing Challenge
  • Fish Story
  • Fishfood
  • Fishing
  • Five Days - Known as Final Man on some Famiclones.
  • Fling Ball
  • Flying Fortress
  • Forest Adventure
  • Forest Kid - Platformer with a similar HUD to Rygar's.
  • Frantic Fishing
  • Frontline Gallop
  • Fruit
  • Fruit Dish
  • Fruit Gift
  • Fuel
  • Gallagent
  • Ghost Castle
  • Ghost Palace
  • Goal Keeper
  • Goblet Tower - Included on some computer Famiclones. Stub Game appears to be a rehash of this.
  • Greedy/Greeds - Snake clone known simply as Snake on some Famiclones.
  • Grot Kid
  • Hallihoo
  • Hammer & Nail - Known as Eidolon's Revenge on some Famiclones, and that version uses a glitched version of the song that plays in Shenzhen Nanjing's Tomb Raider pirate.
  • Happy Match
  • Harbor
  • Hell
  • Highway Rider
  • Hit Mouse - Called Toad in the Hole on some Famiclones (which appears to be a reference to the British food of the same name). Uses an 8-bit rendition of a Christmas song. Versions exist with either 4 or 9 holes. AKA Plush Dog (Waixing version).
  • Hunter - Hack of Duck Hunt.
  • Icarian - Space Invaders clone. Known as M-Day on some Famiclones.
  • Icon Shoot
  • Impact
  • Invader
  • Island
  • Jumping Fish
  • Jumping Kid
  • Knocking
  • Labyrinth - Known as Way Out on some Famiclones and the title screen of that version appears to use artwork from an unknown anime.
  • Lawn Purge
  • Lightning - Based off Street Racer for the Atari 2600. Known as Deformable on some Famiclones.
  • Luck Target
  • Lunarian
  • Lunation - Called Moto Rushing on some Famiclones.
  • Mad Xmas - Known as Xmas Gift on some Famiclones.
  • Magic Bubble - Unrelated to the C&E game of the same name. Tetris clone known as Strange Pop Pop on some Famiclones.
  • Magic Egg
  • Magic Jony
  • Magic Place
  • Magic Pond
  • Man in Red - The font for the numbers is from Silkworm for the NES.
  • Metro Mania - Road Fighter clone.
  • Mirror Devil World
  • Mouse Hero - Loosely based off Kaboom for the Atari 2600.
  • Mouse Snare - Appears to be a clone of Minesweeper
  • Move Box
  • Mowing
  • Music Moment
  • Numbers
  • Numerous hacks of Track & Field
  • Nut Cracker
  • Panzer Attack
  • Pathway - aka Assart & Radish Field (Waixing version)
  • Penta Base
  • Pillar
  • Pindable
  • Pizzaboy
  • Play Dice - Appears to be based off Devil Dice for the Playstation. One version of this has a rendition of Magic Jewelry music.[1]
  • Pobble
  • Police Dog Lasy - Known as Sleuth on some Famiclones.
  • Police VS Thief
  • Pong Pong
  • Power - Appears to be based off RC Pro-Am for the NES.
  • Power Robot
  • Pulveration - Called Bugs or Pulver on some Famiclones.
  • Puzzle - Uses Windows 98 style graphics and appears on some computer Famiclones.
  • Rabbit Village
  • Rb Chess
  • Rescuer Team
  • Road Worker - Known as Road Man on some Famiclones.
  • Robot - Uses an 8-bit rendition of the Inuyasha theme.
  • Roulette - Has music ripped from Captain Tsubasa.
  • Rural Goblin
  • Rudder
  • Santa Claus
  • Seamaid aka Jewel Dive - Music stolen from Shoukoushi Cedie. Exists in both scrolling and non-scrolling versions.
  • Seaport
  • Seawolf
  • Shark
  • Slots
  • Snaffo
  • Snowball - Called Boxworld or Boxes World on some Famiclones. The background music in the former two is an 8-bit rendition of Frere Jacques while the latter rehash uses a different song.
  • Solitaire - Included on some computer Famiclones.
  • Space Base
  • Speed Man - Known as Corridor on some Famiclones, and the background music is an 8-bit rendition of the Slayers Next theme.
  • Spider - Stars the Spider-Man.
  • Spiderman - Same as above.
  • Spring World
  • Star Tennis
  • Submarine - Has music ripped from Captain Tsubasa.
  • Sudoku - Known as Shudu or Suko King on some Famiclones.
  • Super Tennis
  • Tank - Loosely based off Jackal.
  • Teleport - Called Transportation, Convection or Gate on some Famiclones.
  • Toy Bricks
  • Toy Factory
  • Triple - Yet another Tetris clone.
  • Trooper
  • Twin Cards - One version of this has cards with Mickey Mouse's face printed on the back and a Pikachu sprite that runs across the bottom of the screen.
  • Twin Fish
  • Vangvard (sic)
  • Vigilant
  • Waterpipe - Clone of Pipe Mania.
  • Wildworm
  • Wonder Ball
  • Zoom

Intellivision hacksEdit

These games are hacks of the ports of Intellivision games included on the Intellivision 10-in-1 and 25-in-1 plug & play consoles, which are Famiclone based.

  • Baseball - Multiple versions of this game exist. One version appears to be a port of Major League Baseball for the Intellivision.
  • Dark Castle - based on Thunder Castle. Unrelated to the Electronic Arts game of the same name.
  • Devildom Doom - Called Battlefield on some Famiclones. Based off Nightstalker for the Intellivision.
  • Fish War - based on Shark! Shark! - May be a hack of the homebrew port by Maoshan called Eatfish
  • Shrew Mouse - Called Star on some Famiclones. Clone of Snafu for the Intellivision.
  • Slap Shot: Super Pro Hockey - Port of the Intellivision game of the same name. Includes the credits from that game and has music stolen from Antarctic Adventure.
  • Thinice - Called Horrible Area on some Famiclones. Based off Thin Ice on the Intellivision.
  • Volleyball

Dragon Co. based gamesEdit

  • Diveman - The robot master from Mega Man IV is not in this game. Uses the same engine and (stolen) music as Wonder Rabbit.
  • The Hacker - Hack of Felix the Cat by Dragon Co. Released on a stand-alone cart by Shenzhen Nanjing.
  • Howling Killer - Hack of Lion King 3 by Dragon Co.
  • Mongoose Story - Appears to be a hack of Lion King 3 by Dragon Co.
  • Primitive Man/Primitive Woman - Both hacks of Tom & Jerry 3 by Dragon Co.
  • Sky Dreamer - Runs on a similar engine to Dragon Co's games and uses a rendition of the Pitfall II theme. Also known as Sky Zone.
  • Sunken Ship - Appears to be a hack of Titanic 2005 by Dragon Co.
  • Super Hero - Hack of Felix the Cat by Dragon Co.
  • Super Warthog - Appears to be a hack of Lion King 5 by Dragon Co.
  • Wonder Rabbit - Appears to use the same engine as Dragon Co's Famicom games. The music is stolen from Devil World and some of the graphics are stolen from Super Mario Bros. 2. (Western version)

Nanjing gamesEdit

The following Nanjing RPGs are known to have been developed by Nice Code:

  • [NJ065] Zui You Ji Zhi Tang San Zang 最游记之唐三藏
  • [NJ066] Gu Mu Li Ying 古墓丽影 (Tomb Raider)
  • [NJ072] Dong Fang De Chuan Shuo Zhi: Feng Yin Dao 东方的传说之-封印岛 (Link's Awakening)
  • [NJ073] Wu Lin Wai Zhuan 武林外传 (My Own Swordsman) (modified/hacked version released by Hengge Dianzi as Sai Er Qi Xia Zhuan)
  • [NJ074] Yi Xing: Zhi Tai Kong Tan Xian Zhe 异形-之太空探险者 (Aliens vs. Predator)
  • [NJ100] Da Hua Shui Hu 大话水浒
  • [NJ101] He Jin Feng Bao 合金风暴
  • [NJ102] Mo Dao Jie 魔道劫

16-bitEdit

  • 3-Point Shootout
  • Battle of Freekick
  • Crazy Karts
  • Flush Ball
  • Jumping Dream
  • Kungfu
  • Pop Cricket

TriviaEdit

  • While most of Nice Code's games use their own sound engine, a few of them rip off sound engines from other companies and some songs are 8-bit renditions of various other songs, either from a nursery rhyme, video game or anime.
  • Many of their games are copyrighted in China by Qi Sheng Long.
  • Nice Code games published by Waixing usually have different titles and graphics to the versions released by Trump Grand, Qi Sheng Long and other companies. This may have been so Waixing could register the copyright separately from Qi Sheng Long.
  • Many Nice Code games appear to be graphics hacks of the Famicom ports of Intellivision games used for the Intellivision plug & play systems (which are based on Famiclone hardware). This may indicate that Nice Code ported these games.

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