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Re: Rom hacks worth playing?

by Ziggy587 Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:20 am

Betagam7 wrote:Is it harder to hack other games or something?



SMW has a very robust level editor called Lunar Magic. You can edit levels as easily as Super Mario Maker. It also allows you to fairly easily edit the overworld map, the title screen, and the title screen demo sequence.

This is why a zillion SMW hacks exist. You don't need to know anything about ROM hacking to make a SMW hack.

https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/198/
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Re: Rom hacks worth playing?

by REPO Man Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:39 pm

Some hacks I'd LOVE to see:

* Steampunk Sonic
* Some more PS1 hacks (I know there's a MK Mythologies: Quan Chi game that's hacked from an unrelated Midway game)
* A REPO! The Genetic Opera game based on the Super NES version of Shadowrun.
* Some Sweet Home-based hacks that turn it into a new game entirely, maybe with an AHS theme?
* A Castlevania game built on Metroid's engine
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Re: Rom hacks worth playing?

by Ziggy587 Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:38 am

Wrecking Crew '98 (SNES)

I never even knew this game existed. Now it's translated!

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/3214/
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Re: Rom hacks worth playing?

by Tanooki Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:52 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:Wrecking Crew '98 (SNES)

I never even knew this game existed. Now it's translated!

http://www.romhacking.net/translations/3214/


It's a wicked game. There's two actually. One is kind of a puyo/tetris attack vs cpu mash up with a story about blocking out the sun with highrises, and the other is the old NES game with the 100 screens with the SNES visuals.
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Re: Rom hacks worth playing?

by Retrogameresource Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:10 pm

Not a huge pokemon fan, but I really enjoyed Pokemon Brown (GB).

Kaizo Mario (SNES) is hilarious

Phantasy Star (SMS) retranslation hack... really makes the story much more coherent and names fit the series better.

Mario Kart R (SNES)
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by d123456 Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:24 pm

Genesis:
-Street Fighter II SCE, sound and color
-Super Street Fighter II, sound and color
-Sunset Riders color
-Castlevania color
Optimizing PS2 games 480p (progressive) and 240p gsm hdtv
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Re: Rom hacks worth playing?

by Ziggy587 Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:11 am

Now that the Sd2snes can play Super FX games...

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Yoshi's Island: Pacifier Edition - This is a simple hack. It removes the crying and timer sounds. That's it.

For those of you that find the crying way more irritating than the timer, you can use a simple Game Genie code to remove the crying: 44A0-672B. But of course, you can't use a real Super FX cart with a real Game Genie. With a SNES Pro Action Replay MK2 you could use cheat codes with Super FX games, but we only had the Game Genie in North America. I actually bought a SNES PAR MK2 off eBay, but it's in crummy condition. I had put some serious thought into using the Game Genie code to hard patch the game and mod my Yoshi's Island cart, but I wasn't too keen on doing that. But now because of the Sd2snes, we can use Game Genie codes with Super FX games!

Yoshi's Island - No Crying, Improved SFX and Red Coins - This hack removes the crying, but also removes the crying sprite animation, which is a nice touch. It also changes the timer sound to something less irritating, as well as changes several other sound effects to something less irritating.

This hack also makes all the red coins actually appear red. Normally, there's only gold coins. You discover that a gold coin was really red only after collecting it. So this sorta changes the difficulty a bit, but only in terms of 100% collect-a-thon gameplay.
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Re: Rom hacks worth playing?

by dunpeal2064 Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:40 am

Ziggy587 wrote:This hack also makes all the red coins actually appear red. Normally, there's only gold coins. You discover that a gold coin was really red only after collecting it. So this sorta changes the difficulty a bit, but only in terms of 100% collect-a-thon gameplay.


You can tell which coins are red in the vanilla game before collecting them. They aren't red, but they are a different shade of gold, a bit darker and copper-looking.

Pretty neat hack though! The crying used to drive me insane, but I think its a sort of Stockholm Syndrome at this point, now I can't imagine playing without it.


I've been delving into PC98 stuff recently, and found out there was an English translation for the original release of Corpse Party. The game was released as freeware back in the day, so the translation is as well:

http://www.memoriesoffear.com/games_cor ... index.html

I've only ever played the PSP version, so I started this up to compare. Pretty similar so far, lots of kickass music. Fair warning, though, this game is really graphic and disturbing, but less so than the PSP release since there is no VA.
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