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Author Topic: Translations: The $400 dungeon crawler: Madou Monogatari I: Honoo no Sotsuenji translation released  (Read 2101 times)

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LIPEMCO! Translations is proud to present a complete English translation of Madou Monogatari Ⅰ: Honoo no Sotsuenji (Sorcery Saga Ⅰ: The Fiery Kindergarten Graduation) for the PC-Engine CD!

Sorcery Kindergarten has very strict requirements for graduation. Indeed, this year, only one person even qualified to take the final exam at all: six-year-old Arle Nadja, who now faces the daunting task of climbing the monster-infested Magic Tower and retrieving the three Magic Orbs hidden within in order to graduate. What trials await Arle inside the Tower? Can she pass the test, or will she be doomed to another year of kindergarten?

Madou Monogatari Ⅰ is a 1996 dungeon crawler for the PC-Engine Super CD-ROM² system. It's a remake of the first game in the Madou Monogatari series, originally developed by Compile for the MSX2 computer and subsequently ported to several other platforms. The various ports differ wildly from each other, sometimes to the point of being almost completely different games; though the PC-Engine version is based on the original home computer editions, it adds high-quality cutscenes, CD audio, near-full voice acting, and many extra events, monsters, and items.

Released in limited quantities at the very, very end of the PC-Engine's lifespan, the game is somewhat notorious for its rarity, often fetching the equivalent of $400+ in Japanese auctions on the rare occasion it's sold at all. It's also one of a very small number of games to require the use of the Arcade Card RAM expansion peripheral.

This patch fully translates the game into English. In addition to translating the text, it also adds subtitles to all voice-only cutscenes.

This project was the work of LIPEMCO! Translations: Supper (hacking), TheMajinZenki (translation), cccmar (editing and testing), and Xanathis (testing). The same group has also produced translations for several other games in the series, including Madou Monogatari II and Madou Monogatari III for the Game Gear, as well as the Mega Drive version of this game, which despite sharing the title has drastically different content.

The authors hope you'll enjoy this rare and unusual game!

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Another one off the list!

How many Puyo Puyo RPG's are there? IS this the best one? The high quality audio is good.

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In my opinion the best one we worked on so far was the Mega Drive version by far. It was the most polished and content-rich out of the bunch. I don't know about the PC/PC-98/MSX games, and supposedly the Saturn game is also quite good (it's the only party-based RPG, all the others are dungeon crawlers).
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In my opinion the best one so far we worked on was by far the Mega Drive version. It was the most polished and content-rich out of the bunch. I don't know about the PC/PC-98/MSX games, and supposedly the Saturn game is also quite good (it's the only party-based RPG, all the others are dungeon crawlers).

Thanks! This series is kinda wild for me; I was introduced to Puyo Pop on the PPFever Gamecube version; after that I started making a RPG X Puzzle game with Puyo mechanics totally not knowing Puyo Puyo had RPG origins with the Arle character.

 :woot!: :woot!:

The mega drive one looks great; the visuals on that one look more appealing. Great work *praise praise*

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Not sure if I'll ever get to play this one, but it's great that so many Madou Monogatari are getting translated. Even one for Arle's Adventure, which I always considered unlikely, came out recently.

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Wow thank you I remember asking if anyone was working on this one after SNES or MegaDrive version came out. Being told it was unlikely. Glad translators went on to do it anyways... It's always great to try out variations and alternate ports

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I'm playing it for a couple days now, and it's so cute! I love these sprites!

In comparison to Mega Drive, I think this one is better polished and as far of content I still have a lot to play to decide.

A pity so many games by Turbo Grafx and PC-FX are ignored, they always looks so gorgeous. I think the reason may be the FMVs. People usually won't want to mess with those and Turbo Grafx possesses quite some(reason I'll never see my childhood buddy Super Adventure Rockman on PS1 translated as well :'( )

Another awesome translation, thank you! Extra thank you for subbing the FMVs too!
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How the hell do you get past the 4th floor? Something thing keeps telling to to improve my level, and nothing happens.

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How the hell do you get past the 4th floor? Something thing keeps telling to to improve my level, and nothing happens.

Seems like this is a common sticking point, since I just had to answer the same question elsewhere (though maybe that was you?).

Spoiler:
You need to go to the bottom-right corner of the floor, where there's a room with a hole in the ceiling. Use a Flood Vase in that room.

Anyway, the rest of the game is generally better about telling you how to progress, so don't let this particularly obtuse puzzle put you off.

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No i saw something like that, and was searching for it. It's just this game is cryptic, and you have no idea what the items do since there is no walkthru. I found out what the items do since the genesis version is kinda the same. thanx though