|Thin Chen Enterprise|
Thin Chen Enterprise is a Taiwanese company that developed several original games for the NES/Famicom and Game Boy (both without license from Nintendo), and other early cartridge-based handheld systems such as the Watara Supervision. Most were released under the Sachen brand name, although the names Joy Van and Commin were also used for certain early games for the Famicom and handheld consoles respectively, and many Famicom games were released with pornographic content added by Hacker International. Thin Chen is known for making games that mimic other famous franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog, Kirby, and Mega Man. Such examples are Jurrasic Boy 2, Q-Boy, and Thunder Blast Man (also known as Rocman X). Although the games have several similarities, they each have their own unique gameplay, except for some ports to the Game Boy Color, like Rocman X Gold.
The last known Sachen releases were Game Boy Color ports of some of their later NES games, released around 1999, although a compilation of many Sachen Game Boy titles was released by the Australian company Tru Blu Entertainment (a subsidiary of HES), in 2004.
Thin Chen Enterprise's website was offline from 2002, leading many to believe that the company had gone out of business. It was replaced in September 2005 by an online store (which currently only accepts orders from Taiwan) bearing the Commin name, selling several (although not all) games from Sachen's back catalogue, as well as some previously unseen products such as Famicom clone systems and Game Boy Advance accessories. No new games (aside from the completed but previously unreleased Huge Insect) have appeared on the site, indicating that Sachen may have ceased game development due to the diminished market for original Famicom and Game Boy Color games and the increasing complexity of developing for current consoles, particularly without a license from the hardware manufacturer.
Recently, Thin Chen's website went offline again, leading many to believe that the company has been closed down.