Holy cow, this game is awesome.
I wanted to be done playing b/w gameboy games, so I spent last year playing every b/w gameboy rpg, action rpg, adventure, or other game that is part of series that I play that was released in the US. Just finished the last one, Great Greed. But, instead of starting a color game, I just couldn't pull myself from finally playing For the Frog the Bell Tolls, a game that was released in japan just a couple days before Great Greed. I've been looking forward to playing this since I saw the translation was out.
I have to say, at this point in the game, (I'm in the palace as a snake for the first time) personally, I think this is the best b/w gameboy game ever made. And so far, I see no reason why they didn't localize it. And, as far as I've gotten through the game, what makes this game really special is that the script translation is awesome, very polished. Eien Ni Hen, I'd be happy to work with you anytime. Of course, the hacking, is flawless. So far, it works great on my GBA flashcart. Wonderful job ryanbgstl. Together, it makes you feel like you are actually playing something Nintendo localized themselves.
I guess I should note, for reference, that up to this point my favorite b/w gameboy game was The Final Fantasy Adventure, followed by Zelda, followed by Final Fantasy Legend 2. I also remember enjoying Metroid 2. Great Greed was good until towards the end, but then what a great ending. Even Ninja Taro, Ultima Runes of Virtue, and Gargoyle's Quest were much better than I thought they would be.