Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru
Nintendo Entertainment System
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: The Missing Golden Pipe
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||05 January 1990|
|Release Date||23 October 2021|
|Last Modified||23 October 2021|
In Ganbare Goemon Gaiden, Kid Ying and Dr. Yang set out on… Hahaha, just kidding!
This game is a role playing game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, with turn-based battles that resemble those of the Dragon Quest series. Throughout the story, Goemon (along with the friends he makes on the way) travels across Japan, and other surprise locations, in search of whoever is responsible for stealing his precious golden pipe. In typical RPG style, the towns are each experiencing their own problems, and helping them out just happens to coincide with finding a new lead for trailing the main enemy.
Interestingly, Ganbare Goemon Gaiden saw the introduction of many series staples and beloved characters, despite being a spin-off. It’s a pretty easy game overall, but the dungeons can be very confusing and maze-like. The music is great, and the enemies are well animated in battles. It does have a few flaws (such as not being able to tell who can equip something before you buy it, or how it compares to what you currently have), but is still well worth playing and should probably be regarded as one of the best 8-bit RPGs.
Here’s some new title screens for the English version made by Adventurous Translations.
Note that the tilemap used a RLE compression so this isn’t just a graphic hack
You’ll find 2 patches to use on the already patched English version: Pick the naming convention you’ll like the most
- GanbareGoemonGaidenTS.ips - Ganbare Goemon Gaiden Title screen
- GoForItGoemonGaidenTS.ips - Go for it! Goemon Gaiden Title screen
ROM / ISO Information:
- Name: Ganbare Goemon Gaiden - Kieta Ougon Kiseru (Japan)
- File/ROM SHA-1: EC96EF11C1F177ADF7AD34A1B10B1B1318E392F6
- File/ROM CRC32: CACCAB7F
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|FlashPV||Graphics||Title screen design and hacking|