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Celine



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: HELP! Japanese researches for Cancelled Famicom / SF titles Reply with quote

First post.
Greetings to everyone on the board.

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In the past weeks I searched for unreleased materials on japanese sites although I can't speak/read japanese.
I was lucky enough to find two sites that cover extensively unreleased Famicom games:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=it&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ne.jp%2Fasahi%2Foroti%2Ffamicom%2Fmab00.html

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=it&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fosaka.cool.ne.jp%2Fberabo%2Fmihatubai.htm&sl=ja&tl=en

In this site they cover some unreleased games for Famicom and Super Famicom.

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=it&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fblake.prohosting.com%2F%7Eomokurus%2Findex.html&sl=ja&tl=en

Here there should be 4 unreleased games for Mega Drive although I don't have any idea of what those could be cause I can't read japanese and the scan are really tiny.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=it&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://www.ne.jp/asahi/v/hara/vfd/goodby_sample.htm&rurl=translate.google.com

I was wondering if on this board there is someone that can read japanese and so add the context behind all those materials Smile


Bonus section:
Here an useful list of unreleased games compiled by a japanese guy.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=it&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2u.biglobe.ne.jp%2F~comefx99%2Fgmaborosi.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. Railroad Tycoon and Sound Fantasy are both games that SNESCentral have. Ochanoma Densetsu is a game that I have NOT heard of...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: HELP! Japanese researches for Cancelled Famicom / SF tit Reply with quote

Celine wrote:
First post.
Greetings to everyone on the board.

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In the past weeks I searched for unreleased materials on japanese sites although I can't speak/read japanese.
I was lucky enough to find two sites that cover extensively unreleased Famicom games:


Eh, Google translations sucks, so I'll use the original untranslated sites. I've seen some of these pages before. Interestingly, a few of those games listed were never released in Japan, but did get American releases

Quote:

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/oroti/famicom/mab00.html


The titles covered here:

Ryoma Sakamoto (an "historical RPG")
Bible 1999 (post-apocalyptic RPG)
Dota-kun no Bouken Roman (Dota-kun's Adventure Romance)

Dungeon Hourouki (Chronicles of the Dungeon Wanderer)
Seiken Densetsu
Shinkai (religious-themed RPG by Toei)

Off Zarken (another RPG)
The Hunt for Red October (this was released in the US by Hi-Tech Expressions)
Jungle Tatei (based on Kimba the White Lion)

Genjuu Souseiki ("Genesis of the Phantom Beasts")
Monster Party
Eggerland: Nyumon Hen ("Primer Edition")

Cosmic System
Grid Glover
Archon

Batabata Panic
World Rally
Pocketsaurus Quiz World

Legend of Hero Tonma
Geopolitic Shima Ni Okeru Kokka Koubou Ron ("The Rise and Fall of a Nation at a Geopolitical Island")
Space Opera: Dainaru Kamigami ("The Great Gods")

Shonen Majutsushi Indy (Indy the Magical Boy)
Gen-san no Triathlon (a Hammerin' Harry quiz game)
Armadillo II (sequel to a Famicom platformer)

Rune Master
Ardeth
Sea Dog

Super Dog Booby
Godzilla 2 (this came out in the US, the AVGN did a review of it)
Love Quest

Soldam
Switchblade
The Avengers (released in the US as Captain America and the Avengers)

Migrain (released for the Game Boy by Acclaim)
Daimaou Zark Densetsu (Legend of the Great Demon Zark)
Battle Ball
Arc Hound (canceled Japanese version of Contra Force)
Big Foot (released in the US by Acclaim)

There's also some unreleased accessories there too


I'll translate the other lists when I have time.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/v/hara/vfd/tuuhan.htm


This seems to be a catalog of Mega Drive games that were unreleased in Japan. Some of the games covered, like Rolling Thunder 3 and Samurai Spirits, got US releases.

EDIT: I meant the Mega CD version of Samurai Spirits. It seems that only the cartridge version was released there.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
http://omokurus.hp.infoseek.co.jp/un.html


Some of the games covered were also covered in the other page. Some of the new stuff here includes:

Chachamaru no Boukenki 2: Mahou no Carpet ("The Adventure Chronicles of Chachamaru 2: The Magic Carpet") - a Famicom sequel to Chachamaru Panic. Oddly enough, Chachamaru no Boukenki 3: Abyss no Tou, a Game Boy game, did came out.

Sound Fantasy - a music game by Nintendo for the SNES which uses the SNES Mouse.
Railroad Tycoon - SNES port of the PC game by Sid Meier
Ochanoma Densetsu - Seems to be a board game-style RPG.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much Johnny !
I forgot to mention that in the print ad about "Armadillo" 2 for Famicom there is a small screen about an "Armadillo" game for GB that shouldn't be released.

PS:
For whoever is interested in Super Famicom unreleased games I cite this article on U64 about Albert Odyssey Gaiden:
http://www.unseen64.net/2009/12/09/albert-odyssey-gaiden-snes-cancelled/

Edit:
I'm a sucker for Nintendo things, could you translate the bit about Nintendo's Palps ( or something like that ) when you have the time and the will.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Grid Glover" = Grid Grabber.

Palps: http://bring.under.jp/famitu/entry/001872.html

Crappy web translation:
Quote:
Newly arrived game communication
'[Parupusu] (working title)'

There might be a lot of this software that Nintendo announced only for image [parupusudei;sukushisutemu] and readers who do not know either. It being not able to be the sale of it.
It is sometimes in the software of Nintendo, and it is too novel, doesn't finish settling, and there is a japanese aralia named software that puts aside indefinitely after all (Perhaps,) though the concept is novel. Anyway, it this game, and is considerably special. The player cannot take part in hero's movement while playing a game though it is basically an action game. The hero acts according to the movement that the player programmed beforehand. The program is made with the chip of the icon as being also in the screen photograph. 「The bullet is shot if the enemy is ahead. It advances in case of not being. 」It seeming was a program by conditioning, and be a system in various troubles under the game that dealt. The kind of the chip that can be used according to the progress of the game seems to increase, too.
Will point to program hero's movement with the icon chip and '[Karune-jiha-to]', etc. be near this if it says image [parupusu] now?Soft professional's robot fighting game for the disc system 'Breeder' yet adopts this system old. However, the operation of a simple program of the concept of "Hero of a usual action game" and '[Parupusu]' of applying it is still novel now. It will not be only an author that feels like seeing how '[Parupusu]' finishes by the game grammar of Nintendo present "It is comprehensible in everyone" though it is this software that put aside indefinitely again.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, I'm assuming this is the same Grid Grabber that Elite did in the UK.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tongueman wrote:
"Grid Glover" = Grid Grabber.

Palps: http://bring.under.jp/famitu/entry/001872.html

Crappy web translation:
Quote:
Newly arrived game communication
'[Parupusu] (working title)'

There might be a lot of this software that Nintendo announced only for image [parupusudei;sukushisutemu] and readers who do not know either. It being not able to be the sale of it.
It is sometimes in the software of Nintendo, and it is too novel, doesn't finish settling, and there is a japanese aralia named software that puts aside indefinitely after all (Perhaps,) though the concept is novel. Anyway, it this game, and is considerably special. The player cannot take part in hero's movement while playing a game though it is basically an action game. The hero acts according to the movement that the player programmed beforehand. The program is made with the chip of the icon as being also in the screen photograph. 「The bullet is shot if the enemy is ahead. It advances in case of not being. 」It seeming was a program by conditioning, and be a system in various troubles under the game that dealt. The kind of the chip that can be used according to the progress of the game seems to increase, too.
Will point to program hero's movement with the icon chip and '[Karune-jiha-to]', etc. be near this if it says image [parupusu] now?Soft professional's robot fighting game for the disc system 'Breeder' yet adopts this system old. However, the operation of a simple program of the concept of "Hero of a usual action game" and '[Parupusu]' of applying it is still novel now. It will not be only an author that feels like seeing how '[Parupusu]' finishes by the game grammar of Nintendo present "It is comprehensible in everyone" though it is this software that put aside indefinitely again.


I think I'll hurt my brain if I try to comprehend that. :P
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Japan, "Armadillo Gaiden" (Armadillo for GB) was released as "Ultraman Ball" (BEC/1994).

http://tamahobby.com/gameboy/gbultramanball.htm
http://gbemul.com/game/992/ultraman_ball/

All original characters were replaced with heroes/monsters from SD Ultraman series.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a huge Ultraman fan, so maybe there's some precedent for Ultraman rolling into a ball and bouncing on his enemies I'm not aware of. But this sure seems to me like one of the more ridiculous license acquisitions I've seen in a video game. It's still a ton of fun though.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shuji wrote:
In Japan, "Armadillo Gaiden" (Armadillo for GB) was released as "Ultraman Ball" (BEC/1994).

http://tamahobby.com/gameboy/gbultramanball.htm
http://gbemul.com/game/992/ultraman_ball/

All original characters were replaced with heroes/monsters from SD Ultraman series.

Oh really interesting. Never know that, thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does someone know these SNES games and if they were released ?

http://www.iouppo.com/life/pic1/3a02877847fd9e029f76a73e2fca6cfa.jpg
http://www.iouppo.com/life/pic1/2666577791ff15f9dc658d64171336cc.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know about the soccer game, but the first one is definitely Astro Go! Go! (Not an AstroBoy/Atom game like that apparently crap magazine reported.)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tongueman wrote:
Don't know about the soccer game, but the first one is definitely Astro Go! Go! (Not an AstroBoy/Atom game like that apparently crap magazine reported.)

Yeah I had that suspect but was put off by the listed publisher.
Oh well another scan that goes in the bin Rolling Eyes

The soccer game title is Empire 94 Soccer.
Amiga and Dos version was released but the snes version seems unreleased.
Graphically there is a clear difference between the snes version and the Amiga/Dos version because on the former version the field is rendered using a mode 7 sort of effect.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tongueman wrote:
Don't know about the soccer game, but the first one is definitely Astro Go! Go! (Not an AstroBoy/Atom game like that apparently crap magazine reported.)

I haven't heard the name Mighty Astro, though.
Unless that was a planned EU title? I know it was planned for US release as Freeway Flyboys.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mighty Astro is another name for Astro Boy. That magazine's text is describing the Astro Boy SFC game, but the screenshot is from a different game (AG!G!).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok , another one I'm not sure what it is.


Battle Boys - SFC ( that's the only information the magazine give )




the image is split because it was on two page.

EDIT:

I forgot to ask if anyone know about this Pc Engine game ( slighty off-topic Smile ):

Les J.O. d'Hudson - PC Engine

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first one is Battle Blaze (it was released)
and the second I wonder if it could be some kind of World Sports Competition-like thing.
Though I haven't actually played either.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditch that horrible magazine -- if all they do is copy pics from Japanese magazines, and have nobody on staff to transcribe the name from Japanese -- they'll invent anything to go with the picture.

The 2nd pic is Power Sports on the PCE.
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