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Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« on: May 29, 2011, 01:25:50 pm »

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Makai Toushi SaGa is actually Final Fantasy Legend's real Japanese name. Nowadays in the US when people talk about Makai Toushi SaGa, they're referring to the WonderSwan Color remake of Final Fantasy Legend. In the year of 2002, Squaresoft decided to re-release Makai Toushi SaGa for the WonderSwan Color (Game Boy Advance's petty competition in Japan). However, that is not all they did! They totally renovated the game and upgraded its quality to something more on the lines of the Super Nintendo.

Sadly, since the WonderSwan Color was not released in the US, Makai Toushi SaGa never saw the light of North American day. However, in March 2011 (9 years after Makai Toushi's SaGa's release!) Tower Reversed released the finished English translation for the game! SaGa fans rejoiced!


By fans for fans, this is a complete English translation for Makai Toushi SaGa on the WonderSwan Color, thanks to the efforts by Tower Reversed.

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Relevant Link: (http://towerreversed.org/fflsaga/traduct.html)

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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 02:18:39 pm »
Wow, never expected this!  Looks awesome.  Heck, I didn't even know there were Wonderswan emulators!
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 02:45:53 pm »
 :laugh: I wonder if my post on GameFAQs helped get this information spread. I was really happy to finally play this over The Final Fantasy Legend.

This needs a bit of polish, but it's quality work nonetheless.
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 03:14:02 pm »
FINALLY i get to climb that big ol tower into the sky and not have to use so much imagination!! :woot!: :woot!:

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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 03:23:09 pm »
Seems like the SaGa curse is yet another hoax. W00T!
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 03:28:27 pm »
Really cool to see this translated.  I played through the GB version multiple times, and always loved the music at the end of the game.  Really, really cool stuff.  Gonna have to give this one a shot.  :)
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 04:16:04 pm »
When I was a kid playing this, I loved the idea of going into a seemingly endless tower that opened up new worlds to explore.  I can't wait to play this again.  The SaGa curse seems to be weakening  ;)

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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 11:35:24 pm »
Lol yay, someone finally added it to the database for me. Thank you "Guest".
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011, 10:49:17 am »
Now to find a WonderSwan Color flash cart to put this in. I wonder how long that'll take before I give up?

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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 12:43:46 pm »
Now to find a WonderSwan Color flash cart to put this in. I wonder how long that'll take before I give up?

Still, awesomeness!

Here you go.

http://www.japanpa.com/home-page-products/wonderwitch.html

That and the Wondermagic Color cart are quite rare.
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 01:36:05 pm »
I thought the WonderWitch was a small cart, like only 512K, making it only useful for ACTUAL homebrew.
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 01:39:53 pm »
Wikipedia says the cart is 128 Mbit (16 megabytes), which should be enough for the SaGa ROM, which if I recall is only about 1 meg...

For the asking price of 14000 yen (about $172), one would HOPE the cart is bigger than 512K. Of course, Japanese collectables can go for some insane prices, especially the rare stuff.

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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 01:00:34 am »
I'd like to get one, I'd rather get a wondermagic but can't find one anywhere.

damn that's expensive. I hope it would hold the rom :/
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011, 06:05:33 am »
Well if nothing else, there is a PSP emulator that will do wonderswan.
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 07:45:45 am »
Now to find a WonderSwan Color flash cart to put this in. I wonder how long that'll take before I give up?

Still, awesomeness!

Here you go.

http://www.japanpa.com/home-page-products/wonderwitch.html

That and the Wondermagic Color cart are quite rare.

Thanks for the tip... But ouch is that expensive!! Maybe I'll try hunting it down at a cheaper price elsewhere, but now I know what the name of it is, at least...

Well if nothing else, there is a PSP emulator that will do wonderswan.

I know about that, but I have a Swan Crystal, so I'd like to play it on that. I played a couple of WS on my PSP and it just never felt right, for some reason...
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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2011, 05:20:47 pm »
Great work! I wonder what'll happen to this project now though?

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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2011, 03:22:14 am »
Great work! I wonder what'll happen to this project now though?

Oh man, I remember working on that... from what I remember, Gideon told me work had stalled due to the complexity of the project, and the WSC not being his core competency....

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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2011, 10:23:23 am »

Oh man, I remember working on that... from what I remember, Gideon told me work had stalled due to the complexity of the project, and the WSC not being his core competency....

Oh, I see. Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2011, 02:02:18 pm »
Great work! I wonder what'll happen to this project now though?

Oh man, I remember working on that... from what I remember, Gideon told me work had stalled due to the complexity of the project, and the WSC not being his core competency....

That second bit still holds true, though it must be said that I've come a long way since I annouced the project. And it should also be said that I still have all your stuff for it, and it won't go to waste! Just can't say when; it's not a priority at the moment.

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Re: Translations: Makai Toushi SaGa in English!
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2011, 02:54:53 pm »
Great job! One of the few Wonderswan translations I actually wouldn't mind playing.