This may seem like a weird request, but I've been learning japanese for a few months now, and I started a project to catalogue obscure games. Usually mecha-related games, but anything that piques my interest is valid. However, I hit a snag on the road. It seems a lot of games have no information, even in japanese! I was researching about Assault Suit Leynos 2 (Sega Saturn) in hopes of translating it in the future, and came upon this thread on GameFAQs:https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/196656-assault-suit-leynos-2/76114936
In that thread, they say that they've never managed to find anything like a list of secrets on the japanese web, and the game may not even have a printed guide. It seems there's an undiscoved secret to gain all weapons, like in Leynos 1 and Valken 1. More than 2 decades later, no one has discovered it yet.
I know how to search for guides (kouryaku) and cheats (urawaza), but there's no comprehensive resource like GameFAQs on the japanese web. Everything is scattered all over the place. The most you get is a minor "tips & tricks" on some forgotten blog or a post on 2ch/5ch.
Anyway, now to relate this to romhacking. I've started playing Hero Senki - Project Olympus, which was translated by TheMajinZenki, Gideon Zhi and co. After finishing it, I saw single video where Cybuster is in the final party, while every other video has F91 in that slot. I saw mentioned on a few japanese blogs that you can also get the Granzon on this final party, but I've never managed to find how you do it. Is there some sort of (translated) script dump of this game that may offer some clues?
Thanks for any help you can provide. I'll leave a cool site here:http://urawaza.in
It's a very large database of cheats in japanese, from the NES to present-generation consoles. Some of this stuff you can even consider "lost media" - the Playstation 1 section for example, has a lot of cheats that you can not find anywhere else on the web.