FEDA: The Emblem of Justice
No Alternate Title
|Released By||Magic Destiny, Stealth Translations|
|Patching Information||Header (SNES)|
|Genre||Strategy > Turn Based|
|Game Date||28 October 1994|
|Release Date||19 Jun 2009|
|Last Modified||01 March 2014|
FEDA, I believe, is one of those games that could have done well if it had been published in the USA. It is a strategy RPG with a lot of depth, and is probably most similar to the Shining Force series published by Sega. The game has some kickin’ graphics, but the music is kinda ho-hum, but I’m playing it on an emulator so it probably sounds totally cool on a real SNES. Anyway, give the game a try, I’m sure you’ll totally love it. Unless you’re Spinner 8. Then you’ll try it and totally die a lot.
The background of the English version of Feda is really the story of one man’s efforts that span a number of years, perhaps a decade or more. Along with many people in the 1980s and 90s, Bongo` (his translation community name) became enamored with video games, specifically role playing games (RPGs), and soon discovered that a treasure trove of outstanding Japanese RPGs would never be ported to the western world. Unlike most RPG players, however, Bongo` possessed a unique skill in computer code savvy and program writing, and putting himself in even rarer company, he dedicated those skills to endeavors such as creating an English patch for Feda, his long term signature project.
Be sure to read the Readme!
This project was originally released by Magic-Destiny/Stealth Translations which have merged to form Dynamic Designs. It is now offered and maintained by Dynamic Designs.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Feda - The Emblem of Justice (J).smc - GOODSNES 2.04
- CRC32: EDA70F8A
- MD5: 1BFBB1C174B6E7362AF678DD584BA324
- SHA-1: 33ABD6C2EB5DBC55028A3C830CB51C5D4B1B9918
- SHA-256: E7D9F0FE2977F8386DD391F0626C0D8FFA126ED7AFA1CE9B8A03F7447F321BE5
User Review Information
Shining Force minus the charmReviewed By: kingofcrusher on 05 Nov 2010
Props to the hacker on this, he did a great job. My issue is that the script is fairly poor. The readme points out that this is a dark, adult-themed war game, yet we have characters saying goofy things like “your rosy-red butt!”, “go piss on a rope” and “it’s curtains for us!” as if whoever wrote it couldn’t settle on having the characters talk normally or like they’re in a 1930’s gangster movie. The dialog has a weird and distracting quality that gives the impression that whoever wrote it was trying WAY too hard to make it sound cool and super serious, but it just ends up sounding stilted and silly for the most part.
I’m definitely not a purist (I loved Working Designs localizations and don’t care what gets changed as long as the game is fun and is written well), but this game’s script is just lame.
The game itself is ok if you like very basic strategy RPGs (there’s not even an “advance cursor to next active unit” button). Play through Langrisser II or Der Langrisser instead.
Recommended - No
|Shining Force minus the charm||kingofcrusher||05 Nov 2010||N/A||No|