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Zemina
Zemina logo
Origin South Korea
Years 1981-92
Consoles MSX, Sega SG-1000, Master System, Famicom
First Game Brother Adventure
Last Game Super Boy 4
Sounds used Zemina

Zemina was a South Korea-based pirate company that primarily developed for the MSX computer (which was popular in Asia) and Sega SG-1000, and started using the Master System as a platform for their products later. Zemina is currently the only pirate company known to produce games for the MSX. Their flagship series was the Super Boy series (1989-92).

HistoryEdit

Not much is known about Zemina, although several of their games have copyright dates of 1987. Probably the first game they made was an unofficial English translation of the 1986 MSX Konami game King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu. Their next game was possibly Won-Si-In, although this is not exactly known as the game has no copyright date, just Zemina's logo and company name.

In 1992, Zemina's internal programmers left to form Open Corp.

AliasesEdit

Currently, there are no known aliases for Zemina. Other Korean developers that may be related include Clover, Topia, Prosoft, FA Soft, Zemmix, and Micro Zemina. The last two are more obvious than the first four, but it is still possible that any of those could be an alias for Zemina.

Daewoo ZemmixEdit

The Zemmix is a video game console made by Daewoo Electronics, although it was really just a MSX computer fit inside a video game console-like case instead of the MSX's usual setup. As the Zemmix was just a re-cased MSX, all of Zemina's MSX products are compatible with the Zemmix. The lifespan of the console was also similar to the MSX, lasting from 1984-95.

GamesEdit

Game Year System Based Off/Clone Of...
1942 1987 MSX 1942
1942 1987 MSX 2 1942
Alla II 1990 MSX N/A
Arkanoid ? MSX Arkanoid
Arkanoid II - Revenge Of DOH ? MSX2 Arkanoid II - Revenge Of DOH
AshGuine - Kokuu no Gajou ? MSX2 AshGuine - Kokuu no Gajou
Block Hole 1990 MSX Quarth
Bubble Bobble 1987 MSX 2 Bubble Bobble
Cyborg Z 1991 MSX N/A
Double Dragon 1989 MSX Double Dragon
Doksuri 5 Hyeongje - Eagles 5 1990 MSX N/A
F-1 Spirit - The Way to Formula-1 ? MSX F-1 Spirit - The Way to Formula-1
Flashpoint 1990 MSX Tetris
Hyeongjae-ui Moheom - Brother Adventure 1987 MSX, MSX 2 Mario Bros.
Kikikaikai 1998 MSX 2 Kikikaikai
Magic Kid Googoo 1992 Famicom N/A
New Boggle Boggle 1988 MSX Bubble Bobble
Puznic 1990 MSX Puznic
Soko 1990 MSX N/A
Star Soldier 1990 MSX Star Soldier
Strange Loop 1990 MSX N/A
Street Master 1992 MSX Street Fighter
Super Bio Man 4 ? MSX Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Boy I 1989 MSX Super Mario Bros.
Super Boy II 1989 MSX Super Mario Bros.
Super Boy 3 1991 MSX Super Mario World
Super Boy 4 1992 Sega Master System Super Mario World
Super Bubble Bobble 1989 MSX Bubble Bobble
Tatica 1990 MSX N/A
Tetris ? MSX Tetris
The Micro Xevious 1990 MSX Xevious
Volguard 1990 MSX Volguard
Won-Si-In ? MSX The New Type
Yong-ui Jeonseol - The Three Dragon Story 1989 MSX Knightmare
Yume Tairiku - Penguin Adventure 1987 MSX Yume Tairiku - Penguin Adventure
  • King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu was unofficially re-released by Zemina. Also, some games such as Double Dragon are Zemina clones of the original games made by bigger companies.

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