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The US version of Salamander (Life Force) has a ridiculous story and I was wondering what the Japanese version says. Could someone with Japanese knowledge translate the bit of story the manual has? (No google translations please).

美しい輝きを放つ水の惑星ラティス、そこには昔から語り継がれている“炎の予言”があった。
「千光年の彼方より、炎の海に生まれ棲む巨大な龍が目覚めし時、狂気のフォースが迫り来て天地は闇に呑み込まれ、やがて光は打ち砕ける。」

巨大な勢力で侵略を続けるバクテリアン星団、その精鋭戦隊サラマンダ軍の侵攻がここラティスに始まった。
サラマンダ軍の究極生命システマイザー「ゼロスフォース」に吸収され、今や惑星生命体と化したラティスには、もはや反撃のすべはなかった。
この惑星の王子ロードブリティッシュは自らも時空間戦闘機で迎撃を試みたが、もはやサラマンダ軍の敵ではなかった。九死に一生を得てゼロスフォースを脱出した王子は、かつてゼロス軍を打ち破ったと言われる惑星グラディウスに救助を求めた。
その連絡を受けたグラディウスの勇者は、超時空間戦闘機に乗り込み、強大な支配力を持つサラマンダの母星へと飛び立った。

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Re: Can anyone translate this bit of the Salamander (Famicom) story?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 02:56:54 pm »
In the beautifully radiant planet Latis (Lattice?), the "Prophecy of Flames" has been told since long ago.
"From a thousand light years away, when the dragon that was born from and lives in a sea of flame awakens, the Force of madness will approach, and the world will be covered in darkness, to be destroyed by light."

The Bacterian star cluster continues its invasion with its incredible power, spearheaded by the Salamander Army, which begun its invasion here on Latis.
The Salamander Army is absorbed by the Ultimate Life Systemizer "Zelos Force", and Latis became a planetary lifeform, rendered unable to counterattack.
This planet's prince, Lord British, attempted to counterattack by using a space-temporal ship, but he was no match for the Salamander Army. Escaping by a hair's breadth, the prince escaped the Zelos Force and sought the help of a planet told to have defeated the Zelos army in the past, Gradius.
Upon having received the communication, a hero from Gradius climbs into their super-space-temporal ship, and heads to the all-powerful mother planet of the Salamander.
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Re: Can anyone translate this bit of the Salamander (Famicom) story?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 08:20:01 pm »

The Salamander Army is absorbed by the Ultimate Life Systemizer "Zelos Force", and Latis became a planetary lifeform, rendered unable to counterattack.


Thanks!

That part confuses me a bit. Why is it saying the Salamander Army was absorbed by the Zelos Force? I thought they were both working together?
And is the text implying "Zelos Force" ate the Latis planet?

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Re: Can anyone translate this bit of the Salamander (Famicom) story?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 08:51:06 pm »
Sorry, that line would be something like: 
"Latis is absorbed by the Salamander Army's Ultimate Life Systemizer, 'Zelos Force', being transformed into a planetary lifeform thus rendered unable to counterattack."
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Re: Can anyone translate this bit of the Salamander (Famicom) story?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 09:13:55 pm »
Ok thanks, that makes more sense!

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Re: Can anyone translate this bit of the Salamander (Famicom) story?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 02:33:27 pm »
Sorry, that line would be something like: 
"Latis is absorbed by the Salamander Army's Ultimate Life Systemizer, 'Zelos Force', being transformed into a planetary lifeform thus rendered unable to counterattack."

Spooky stuff, that - it kind of sounds like the Beast from Homeworld: Cataclysm.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2021, 02:48:13 pm by Viewer »