Jajamaru Gekimaden: Maboroshi no Kinmajou
Nintendo Entertainment System
Ninja Jajamaru: Legend of a Demon's Attack - Castle of Dreams
|Released By||Ethereal Productions|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Role Playing > Action RPG|
|Game Date||29 May 1990|
|Release Date||15 Apr 2000|
|Last Modified||20 January 2016|
I guess in a sense, this game is like Zelda, but with ninjas instead and a yoyo for a weapon instead of a sword. So some hellish monk decides to resurrect some great, big and evil demon and you’re charged with the task of defeating them/it. Overall I’d say the game is pretty good with good music and a good story. I suppose the dungeon design was pretty uninspired as they kind of seemed the same, but it’s not a big deal.
Yeah, this is by me. This patch isn’t bad for about 3 hours worth of work, but my opinion is biased ^_^. Anyway, it inserts an English font into the game, translates most of the Load/Delete/Copy game menu, and the name input screen. Oh yeah, and the status screen, too ^_^. It should be useful enough to try the game and get a feel for it. As far as dialogue goes, this game patch is currently useless =[. I was supposed to work on this with Mage from J2e Translations, but as far as I can tell, he hasn’t even been online for a while now. He told me he had a translator, but obviously, if I can’t talk to him, I can’t talk to his translator. I don’t speak Japanese, so no translator=no translation. But it’s kinda moot anyway, I lost most of my work and can’t remember how the pointers work or anything, anyway. If someone wants to use this patch as starting point for their own translation, feel free.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Jajamaru Gekimaden - Maboroshi no Kinmajou (Japan).nes - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 44902C90
- MD5: 954CE2E7FC5CCC81402EF814DCE8B5DE
- SHA-1: F6378A7181EBA89443EF8872D69D5B4B59678171
- SHA-256: 4A6F8D0A965DE0278B03973AC9BDFABE6FD9A70FC947EDF27FE26373C9AB6217
User Review Information
No reason to play or download this patchReviewed By: goldenband on 26 Dec 2017
With no disrespect intended to the patch author, there’s absolutely no reason to download or play this (especially now that the aishsha/Stardust Crusaders translation exists). As the release notes indicate, only the name entry screen and one or two other bits are translated, and that name entry screen is a crude hack with letters out of order.
Everything else, including all dialogue, is a garbled mess of nonsense characters typical of translations in a very, very early alpha state. So don’t bother with this one – unless, I suppose, you’re a rabid completist or writing a history of early ROM hacking.
Version 0.10 Recommended - No
|No reason to play or download this patch||goldenband||26 Dec 2017||0.10||No|