Nintendo Entertainment System
|Released By||Stealth Translations|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Strategy > Turn Based|
|Game Date||15 December 1992|
|Release Date||11 January 2004|
|Last Modified||06 January 2016|
Just Breed is unlike any strategy RPG I’ve played, which, considering the amount of strategy RPGs I’ve played, is not really saying that much! You know in most strategy RPGs you’re dumped into a predetermined setting, and there’s a bunch of monsters around, and you’re given a goal of some kind (like DEFEAT THE MONSTERS! or PROTECT THE PRINCESS!), and when you win you’re all yay, and you go on to the next predetermined setting.
See, though, in Just Breed you can run around towns and talk to people and stuff. It’s JUST LIKE A REGULAR RPG! Amazing! But! When you go outside and into the overworld, it goes into a strategy RPG setting, where you move a set number of squares, and attack enemies in a straight line from you, and such. Once the enemies are all defeated, you can run around on the world map to your little heart’s content. Very nifty.
Your group is divided up by generals, and each general has people that follow him or her. One of the things I really like about Just Breed is that experience is distributed evenly throughout each group, and not individually like usual. Yay, no more of that constant character-juggling so no one ends up weaker than the rest! This is a huge deal to me.
So, as far as the very short list of strategy RPGs that Spinner 8 enjoys, Just Breed can be easily added to the above list, omigosh what a weird sentence.
If you downloaded an earlier patch from somewhere else, be sure to get the new one that fixes a menu crash later in the game.
So this translation is awesome. Bongo`’s hacking work is second to none, and Shih Tzu’s script is a joy to behold. If you have a problem with this translation, then you are a prick and no one likes you.
This project was originally released by Stealth Translations which has since merged with Magic-Destiny to form Dynamic Designs. It is now offered and maintained by Dynamic Designs.
This may have issues running under FCEUX.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Just Breed (Japan).nes - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 4B69C694
- MD5: 4A9B8EEDE278FE02EA12B63250F4C4A3
- SHA-1: 59A09CE42B819CD3038C1F72BD3AC2583CCE75C5
- SHA-256: 58A075B46D5991A6943F95F14AD03A488F635AA2ACC6183B7D2032BD8A648BA5
User Review Information
No problems foundReviewed By: Real_Character on 02 Oct 2016
The font is pleasant and the text looks competently done. An interesting title, if you want to get the experience of a late system title, in English. The game, itself, is a based on gameplay of straight forward, turn based strategy, reminiscent of Shining Force. You can see how this is a late NES/Famicom era game, because it has some features that are atypical of NES games, such as a run button, and a lot of the graphics being well designed around system limitations. It could have used more audio tracks, so get ready for the same map/battle music through most of the game. The story is generic and the battles can be a little frustrating by the end, if you rush through it and avoid heavy grinding, but nothing too bad because it’s still fairly balanced.
Version 1.00 Recommended - Yes
|No problems found||Real_Character||02 Oct 2016||1.00||Yes|