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Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« on: January 16, 2017, 07:20:10 pm »
So I now have 4 everdrives, plus emulators on every electronic device in the house, I wanted to get some input on your favorite rom hacks, homebrew, translated and also unreleased games that I should play. So what are your favorites?

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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 07:48:09 pm »
Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium for SuperNES/Super Famicom , its a translation and not a hack.  Pretty much every great wrestler ever, just get the color and name patches applied too. Its a whos who of WCW, WWF, New Japan Pro, Ring of Honor, etc
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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 07:54:16 pm »
There is a Castlevania 2 hack that fixes the bad translations and shortens the day/night transitions.  Don't even bother with the original and play this version instead.

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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 11:00:22 am »
Thanks, I will give those a whirl. I recently played donkey kong country - the kremlings revenge and was not disappointed. It's hard but not unplayable.

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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 02:09:42 pm »
This was touched on in another thread, look for posts by Opt2Not in the"optical drive replacement" thread.
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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 02:37:58 pm »
This was touched on in another thread, look for posts by Opt2Not in the"optical drive replacement" thread.
Now that you mention it in vaguely remember talking about this before.

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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 03:27:18 pm »
Here are my three posts from that List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive thread.  Feel free to add them to here.

Start LInk to the past you won't regret it.

Opt2not, I liked your blog post on patches. Are there any other Rom hacks you would recamend? I have a huge back log of JRPG fan translations I'm hopping I'll get to one of these days.
Oh man there are too many to list! Here are a few that are standouts.

A Link to the Past - DX hack - is a pretty good improvement and fixes a few bugs in the game.
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2234/

Chrono Trigger MSU-1 hack is incredible:
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2546/

Super Metroid Zero Mission, pretty much a remake of the original Metroid:
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/742/

Star Ocean no S-DD1 hack so you can play the translation of this epic j-rpg on a flashcart:
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/614/

And there's all the translation hacks...you could basically peruse romhacking and find a lot of really good updates.
Note: these are just the patch files, so you'll have to get your own roms. But the readme files have all the install instructions you need.

Enjoy.  8)

Which game was the Japanese translation of the secret of mana sequel?

Seikan Densetsu 3
There is a 3-player hack (this version was originally a 2-player only game) on that site. Also a title screen hack that changes the title to Secret of Mana 2.

Absolutely one of the greatest games of that gen. very ahead of its time for console action-rpg's

I love it. It's breathed a lot of life back into some of the old classics and there are a lot of tasteful updates that definitely improves on certain titles.
Case in point, there are a few great hacks for NES Simon's Quest that fixes a lot of the broken cryptic translations of the dialogue hints, removes the long pause and pop-up of the daylight changes, and even adds a map.

Couple more NES ones (not on romhacking), if you have a Powerpak/Everdrive n8 and like football, check out the updates to Tecmo Super Bowl with up-to-date rosters, new playbooks, and changes to catch calculations: 
http://tecmobowl.org/files/file/505-tecmobowlorg-presents-tecmo-super-bowl-2017/

For us arcade heads that want to run VS Roms on an NES:
http://nes.goondocks.se/patches2.php#


Also, a few more to add that are standouts:

NES
Moon Crystal
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/189/
Incredible platformer action game. Beautiful animations, sprite art and a good difficulty.

Star Wars
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/875/
The North American release of Star Wars doesn't hold a candle to the Japanese version. I really wished this japanese version came out here, it's vastly superior in every way.

Solbrain (aka Shatterhand)
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/229/
Again another example of Nintendo of America butchering a Japanese title to fit the American audience. Solbrain is a much better game than Shatterhand, the original Bionic Suit main character is there, better introduction to the game, and more cyberpunk-esque than what NOA did to Shatterhand. Just read the description in the link to know what I'm talking about.

Sega Saturn

Policenauts
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2744/
Speaking of cyberpunk, here's the translation of Policenauts, the sequel to Snatcher.  Awesome adventure game, but this time with more anime sequences rather than pixel art.

Asuka 120% Limited: Burning Fest. Limited
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2381/
Pretty awesome fighting game. Great animations, interesting character designs. Though I'm not a fan of the audio, it's the typical Japanese screaming girl reactions that always kill it for me. Still a solid fighter though.

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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 01:34:41 am »
Some of the best patches are just bug fixes. If your going to play a game it's not a tarible idea to look to see if there is a bug fix patch first.

Translations are fun too, I loved FF5 and there are more then you could posable have time to play.

For Saturn I have the shaning forces 3 translation project patch but have only played for a few to test them out. I'm super excited to play through.

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Re: Rom hacks, translations, and homebrew
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2017, 06:53:42 am »
I would like to suggest Gunlord. (Neo-geo/dreamcast)

It's a cool metroid like game.


  
 

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