Toujin Makyou Den: Heracles no Eikou
Nintendo Entertainment System
Labors of the Divine Hero: The Glory of Heracles
|Released By||DvD Translations|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||Requires Custom Patcher|
|Published By||Data East|
|Game Date||12 June 1987|
|Patch Version||Rev B|
|Release Date||15 October 2014|
|Last Modified||23 October 2016|
Yep, another Dragon Warrior-inspired game. Except not quite as blatant as most others. It’s in Greece, and I can only assume that you’re Heracles, but I can’t read Japanese, you see. Um, let’s leave it at that, shall we?
The game is fully translated and playable with a script edited to make sure the player has the hints that any normal person would need vs. the lack of decent hints that the poor Japanese kids had to deal with.
There are no abbreviations on any items or equipment, just expanded item names with either squishy tiles or icons.
Along with the translated ROM, a fully translated manual with text inserted back into the scans of the actual manual is available on the DvD Translations website.
Requires the use of ROM Expander Pro to expand the ROM before the IPS patch is applied. This original game was released with 2 slightly different UxROM mapper chips in ‘87 and ‘88. The same patch works for both of them. Rev B is simply a hacking change. It modifies the hack so that the game can be played on real hardware and on modern emulators.
Even with all that, only serious RPG players need apply. This is real old school stuff, and not for the casual crowd Nintendo was marketing GoH 5 to. But, if you like the old ones, this might just be the game you are looking for.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Patch modifies both known versions of the game to make the same patched game.
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|aishsha||Translation||Script, Items, Monsters, Menus, and Manual|
|DvD||Hacking||Code and Graphics|
|DvD||Production||Also, Item, Monster, & Menu Translation, and Script editing|
|KlD||Script Editing/Revision||Script, Item, Monster, & Menus|
|harmony7||Translation||Help with the tricky bits|
User Review Information
Version B now works on hardwareReviewed By: lidnariq on 28 Oct 2014
The older version of this “review” has already been accepted. Rejecting this edit will only leave incorrect information.
DvD has updated his patch to revision B which addresses the problems mentioned below:
The game did not expand the bus-conflict prevention table to compensate for the larger ROM, and so did not work on a plain UOROM reproduction.
(Discussion: http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?t=9689 )
Recommended - Yes
|Excellent quality||Griever_GF||07 Jan 2017||Rev B||Yes|
|Version B now works on hardware||lidnariq||28 Oct 2014||N/A||Yes|
|Finally!||Klaviaturist||06 Jan 2012||N/A||Yes|