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The Krion Conquest

Nintendo Entertainment System

Game Description:

The first thing you will say (besides “hey, that Doropie chick is a hottie”) is “God damn, this game is a lot like Megaman”. Well, that’s because it is. A lot. Especially in the “run and jump and shoot at things” department. There are some notable differences of course, the biggest being the fact that Megaman was never this difficult. In the Megaman games you could, say, regain your health sometimes. And if you died, you wouldn’t start over at the beginning of the level, every damn freakin’ time. And you have different weapons at the outset of the game, though all you’ll use are the bouncy ball and Rush. Err not Rush, I mean the broom. Haha, how silly of me.

Anyway, this game is too hard to be fun. Fortunately, emulators typically come equipped with savestates.

Oh! This game was released as The Krion Conquest here in the States, but it had a lot of stuff cut.

Translation Description:

Here you go. Magical Doropie, translated and unedited, unlike that Krion Conquest localization. See more about that in the Readme, it’s interesting stuff. Other than that, download the patch and enjoy.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Magical Kid's Doropie (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: F46C65C21104CD25FA04AD28E18CC24C9C4A356E
  • File CRC32: 5455FFC9
  • ROM SHA-1: EB861BE7181AE1D19BA991D4EBE0E06A5CFAE0CF
  • ROM CRC32: 7EC6F75B

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Shih TzuHackingFull Hacking & Translation

User Review Information

A big improvement over the official localisation!

Reviewed By: The Beaky Buccaneer on 08 Mar 2021

Magical Doropie (or Magical Kids Doropie, according to its Japanese box and cartridge-label) is a Mega Man-style game that seems to mostly be known by fans of obscure platformers, and the same goes for its interesting localisation history, which resulted in a rather butchered version called The Krion Conquest being released in the West.

This hack fully translates Magical Doropie into English, and doesn’t remove any of the things that its official localisation removed - including the ability to continue when you run out of lives!

The standard of English in this translation is excellent, the fonts are easy to read, and the tone and feel of the game are not lost here - it all feels a lot less random than what The Krion Conquest lumps players with. Moreover, this patch also plays host to one of the most entertaining and informative readme files on the entire site! This extra effort is very much appreciated, especially when the subject is a game that apparently went through multiple different localisation efforts on its way out of Japan - the context helps to make the game and this replacement translation all the more interesting.

Although the author notes that the game imposed severe restrictions on their translated text, this does not show, and this hack is by far the best way to play this unusual (and unusually shameless) Mega Man knock-off in English - and the only way that is actually enjoyable.

Although Magical Doropie lacks the good balancing of the famed Capcom series that it apes, it’s still worth a look if you’re after a similar sort of game, and this standard of translation is what the game deserved to get in the first place.

I tested this game in the versions of RetroPie for both the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and the Raspberry Pi Zero W, and it worked as it should with both.

Version 1.00 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A big improvement over the official localisation!The Beaky Buccaneer08 Mar 20211.00Yes
Which witch? This witch.goldenband05 Jan 20211.00Yes