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ArnoldRimmer83
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Famicom Legend of Hero Tonma footage Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shPdyLfQyTM

Saw this on GDRI's twitter. An Irem promotional video that includes a lot of footage of the unreleased Legend of Hero Tonma FC port. There's also some short footage of their cancelled FC strategy game "Geopolitic Shima ni Okeru Kokka Koubou Ron" in the video.
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ICEknight



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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it looked pretty much finished already...
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Here's another video where you can hear some of the music from the FC version: https://youtu.be/-72iNvSv3BY?t=376

The reviewer says that you can get all the way to the ending too easily. So, yeah, probably near-complete.

Incidentally, another Irem video has announcements for PC-Engine conversions of Dragon Breed and Meikyuu Jima (Kickle Cubicle), neither of which ever got released: https://youtu.be/nc9b5WUgdOs?t=221
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Kid Fenris



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fun. I like the NES hero's sprite better than the one from the original arcade version, where he has a face like a creepy porcelain doll from the 1920s.

Any idea why it was canceled? In the absence of actual information, I will blame the tree boss. Ultimate Journey and Happily Ever After also have tree bosses, and that can't be a coincidence.
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KingMike



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't there an auction a few years ago, on yahoo Japan, for an empty Legend of Hero Tonma Famicom cart (just the outer case, with tentative front and back label art)?
If I remember, it looked pretty far along, except that Irem hadn't assigned the game a serial number.
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ICEknight



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kid Fenris wrote:
Any idea why it was canceled?
Unless new info has surfaced lately, the reasons don't seem to be clear.

EDIT: Here's an archived version of the broken link in that discussion, by the way.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies: My disgruntleddesigner address has been defunct since 2010 (and I can't edit the pages.)

Correct link: http://www.chrismcovell.com/secret/PCE_1990Q4.html#meikyuu
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