Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Paseri Jou
Nintendo Entertainment System
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Action > Platformer|
|Game Date||05 January 1991|
|Release Date||22 December 2018|
|Last Modified||22 December 2018|
Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Paseri Jou is an action platformer game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Completed translation of Wai Wai World 2 (NES)
Based on the work of Vice Translations.
ROM / ISO Information:
- ROM CRC32: 0x8b03f74d
- ROM MD5: 0x2a34bc509950f95c1d80def607390a05
- Mapper name: Konami VRC2/VRC4 A
User Review Information
Professional!Reviewed By: Eldrethor on 27 Dec 2018
For the longest time, I thought that the Vice Translation of this game was quite impressive, and it certainly got the job done. But then along come chronix with an addendum, taking Vice’s original work, transforming it into one that rivals Konami in terms of overall polish.
The biggest change that this translation has to offer is the change in typeface, which is more bold and resembles the kind of typefaces that were commonly used by Konami and Capcom in the olden days. While there isn’t anything terribly wrong with what Vice did, the end result here stands out more easily on a TV and is much easier to read. It also looks much cleaner, especially when comparing the Character Select screen text between the two translations.
I also like the new title screen, which is more stylized and features a green/white sunrise effect that’s missing in the Vice translation. It’s so well done that if I didn’t know any better, I would think that chronix may have worked for Konami and somehow dug up an original title mock-up for a US release that was supposed to happen.
Aside from the cleaner text, character dialog is good wherever it’s present. Like many action games of its time, it’s very light on text, so there isn’t much else to be said about it. Overall, it’s a very clean and professional job.
Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes
|Professional!||Eldrethor||27 Dec 2018||1.0||Yes|