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rbudrick
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Secret Zelda NES text...FOUND! Reply with quote

This is very Lost Levels-worthy. I'm surprised I didn't post here much sooner.

You know how many folks have complained that the screenshot in the instruction book of Zelda 1 where Link can choose the sword or the boomerang doesn't exist? It was supposed by all that this was only in a beta version.

To make matters worse, the text is so blurred out in the book it is impossible to read.

Well, not only did new evidence (a video of the beta in action)prove that it was indeed the very first cave where this happens in the beta, but the text is even revealed!

The catch? It's blurry, and of course, in Japanese, but infinitely more readable

I figured out most of the characters, but I just can't figure out the second line.

I know the crack team of LLers can probably figure this one out because the DPers just aren't posting on it any more.

http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=111376

Contribute to that thread, says I! I've done all I can so far, so I leave it to LLers, the greatest of the game historians to crack this.

-Rob
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Tongueman



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Examined, guessed, corrected.
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rbudrick
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You rock, Chris! Thanks!

Could you post a literal English translation of the whole thing for the record? My japanese grammar is complete crap.

Man, after so many years it sure is awesome to have this tiny mystery solved.

-Rob
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kap
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris, you tease. :P
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rbudrick
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well he is *Tongue*man. Wink

-Rob
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ProgrammingAce



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think i ever realized Chris was Tongueman...

And on that note:

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rbudrick
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year, I didn't know either until someone told me. I was so used to seeing ccovell everywhere.

-Rob
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember that pic. I remember slashing my sword everywhere in the first room trying to get that boomerange to show up.
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