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Hack of Shining Force II


Apply isp patch to an expanded 4MB rom of the USA version of Shining Force II.

Mission Statement: Create a hack that keeps as true to the original as possible while conforming to the following criteria- 1. Make the game more challenging. 2. Prevent the player from abusing RNG manipulation. 3. Improve useless, unused, or under powered elements of the game to give the player incentive the use them. 4. Increase general aesthetics. 5. Improve the flow of game play by re-balancing experience yields to mitigate grinding.

The quick list of changes: Logical difficulty settings enabled. Names not all caps. Search-in-battle enabled. Monsters buffed. More monsters per battle. Poison and Stun buffed. Some force members buffed. Items buffed. Items crack after one use. Extra items placed. Battle items have larger range and animations. Cursed items won’t stun but curse damage is doubled. Ailment spells hit 100% of the time. Some ailment spells have larger range/area of effect. Minor bug fixes.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Shining Force II (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20180824-045026)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 22DEFC2E8E6C1DBB20421B906796538725B3D893
  • File/ROM CRC32: 4815E075




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