Final Fantasy IV Ultima now has updated graphics.
24 September 2022 10:59PM EST - Update by T92
Final Fantasy IV Ultima now has updated graphics. The battle sprites, portraits, and enemies’ sprites are now high quality versions of the original graphics.
Thanks to mrBrawndo, T92 and Gedankenschild for their work on the new optional graphical patchs.
Chill out with Penguin NES hacks
24 September 2022 10:55PM EST - Update by pangenttech
There’s no shortage of early NES/Famicom games which star penguins. The “Binary Land” penguins were mascots of sorts for Hudson Soft and Nintendo, appearing in Pinball and Family Basic, which caused them to star in countless amateur games and hacks. Konami had a penguin mascot too, in 1983’s Antarctic Adventure (and its MSX sequel), 1991’s Yume Penguin Monogatari, and the Parodius series.
But if you’re after the latest in antarctic entertainment on your NES, Pangent Technologies has the games for you. Brand-new NES hacks of “(Duncan’s) Thin Ice,” “2002 Bomberman,” “Duck Maze,” “Flappy,” “Hunter On Ice,” and “Penguin-Kun Wars,” all starring penguins. Consider it a way to stay cool this season.
Manall's Waluigi RPG 1.2 Release
22 September 2022 6:32PM EST - Update by Manall
This update is packed with improvements.
There’s been a painstaking difficulty pass, amounting to over two pages of notes just for foes and bosses. The challenges are still in place but will be more fair to approach (and to boot, all defensive timings are slightly easier!) Especially taxing areas have been sanded further, each on a case-by-case basis.
Other than that, there’s newness to check out! Players will have much more reasonable access to items like bracers, energizers and their beefier counterparts to give them an edge, and elixirs are either cheaper or more effective as well…Tadpole Pond is your friend! Parties will also be learning several spells a bit earlier, again to give players access to more tools sooner, while status-protecting “Pin” items are more defensive than before. This will be especially helpful in early game.
But there’s a lot more to the details than this overview. Regarding new items? Note Blocks, the Lakitu Cloud, Kuribo Shoe, Mossilixir and War Banner join the fray! That last one there, most of all…seriously, try out the War Banner!!
Oh, and Sheep Attack comes fully upgraded at initial purchase. That’s what you were waiting for, right?!
An All New Castlevania Adventure Awaits Ya's
19 September 2022 9:29PM EST - Update by Googie
Here’s a Castlevania hack that was on ice since the 2000’s, Dragonsbrethren’s old sequel to his other Castlevania hack Castlevania Retold. Brought back to life as Googie’s first CV hack. You’ll go on an adventure with Richter Belmont to fight the very bad vampire.
Big shout out to everyone who contributed to bring this hack to life, this wouldn’t have been possible with your help.
The TMNT Pong Trilogy is Complete!
15 September 2022 7:27PM EST - Update by eskayelle
Forget the Cowabunga Collection; Double Z has the Booyakasha Bargain Bin right here! Taking the previous Pong de las TMNT homebrew games, and dropping them into a multicart format wrapped around an MMC1 mapper, Señor Saki’s real Revenge has come together at last.
Try all of the TMNT Pong games in one multicart today!
Valkyrie's Adventure SRAM + QOL Version 3.1 Released
14 September 2022 6:58PM EST - Update by mentil
Version 3.1 of Mentil’s improvement hack for Valkyrie’s Adventure/Valkyrie no Bouken was recently released. The game is an NES action-adventure/RPG comparable to Hydlide, released in 1986 a few months after the latter’s NES port. This hack is compatible with the original Japanese release, as well as the DvD Translations patch.
The headline feature of this hack is that it adds SRAM support to an RPG that formerly relied on passwords which only preserved the most basic of character progress. With version 3.0, the first release, a ROM expansion allowed for all character attributes to be saved. However, a pernicious bug which had eluded the author for the six months of its development yet remained.
The SRAM support (and indeed, hacks of the game itself) only worked in certain emulators like FCEUX, with others like Mesen rendering it unplayable. However, with the assistance of RayofJay and other members of the nesdev Discord channel, Mentil was not only able to get the hack running in Mesen, but also on the Everdrive! This led to the release of 3.1
In addition to SRAM support, an included alternate patch adds various quality-of-life improvements to the game. These include making legendary equipment more useful, making thieves less disruptive to gameplay, and (last but not least) removing uncommunicated requirements from the win condition at the very end of the game. Combined with the save-upon-death feature of the base hack, these make the game much more user-friendly.
Sicari 2 - 1.06 has Released!
13 September 2022 6:15AM EST - Update by Yukivee
Sicari 2’s latest update features a number of quality-of-life additions to help improve the experience. These include but are not limited to:
- An improved final boss, with a checkpoint and more telegraphs.
- Lives will now save upon reset!
- Improvements to the collectable Switch Tokens.
- Many more small improvements.
Check it out for yourself and enjoy!
Mario Kart Super Circuit HQ Music - The Final Update!
12 September 2022 11:51AM EST - Update by RunTheCoins
This is a complete sound improvement of the samples in Mario Kart Super Circuit, this changes both the sound engine and the limitations of how the samples are played, so they can be played at a higher rate!
This rewrites the games sound engine completely, and adds longer samples in so you can enjoy the game in pristine quality audio! This was done by researching some of the Code in the prototype Ique Builds, as they have a newer sound engine that allows playback of wav files. Over the last two weeks the author was able to use the decomp and took advantage of the limitations being removed, but since the decomp isn’t complete The author had to copy the new data into the other rom the author was using, now the games audio runs well and sounds crisp! The game’s audio is also now in stereo!
The project is now complete and the author would want to thank Church of Kondo : https://www.youtube.com/c/ChurchofKondoh For giving the author the samples needed to make this mod. The author would also like to thank the people Decomping Mario Kart Super Circuit : https://github.com/jellees/mksc for making this mod possible as well. The author would lastly like to thank Cloou for good documentation on the samples used in game, : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtYfookH4LHqXGLEaevsrQg The author would of never been able to figure it all by himself if it wasn’t for these guys.
P.S. A full color restoration is now in the works, though It’s gonna be awhile before it will be finished, so just wait a little bit, The author will post updates on this new mod in the future.
PopoloCrois PS1 Translation Complete
08 September 2022 10:53AM EST - Update by Pennywise
What initially began as a translation between MatatabiMitsu and Illidan eventually ended up in the laps of aishsha et al. As is wont the case, Matatabi’s life took a turn for the better, forcing him to give up his hobby translations and aishsha was all too eager to take over what was essentially a dream project for him.
So, after years of works and many trials and tribulations along the way, the team has finally completed PopoloCrois Story for everyone to enjoy thanks to the dedication of aishsha, paul_met’s beautiful hacking work and Pennywise to polish everything up to near perfection. The team also decided to dub the female narrator in the game, which was done by Cargodin. Also thanks to everyone else who helped this project to completion.
Anyhow, please enjoy the translation of PopoloCrois in all its wonderful glory.
Advanced NES ROM Utility - Finally released!
07 September 2022 3:06AM EST - Update by Dom
About one year after releasing Advanced SNES ROM Utility Dom-aka-Doke finally decided to create and release another utility for NES ROMs… the Advanced NES ROM Utility!
Following functions are included:
- Read iNES, NES2.0 and Nintendo header information
- Fix checksums in Nintendo header
- Split into single ROM files for burning (PlayChoice-10 support)
- Split into equal sized parts for burning (VS Unisystem support)
- Expand ROM (requires Nflate)
- Apply IPS, UPS, BPS, BDF and Xdelta patches