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Breath of Fire II

Super Nintendo

Game Description:

Breath of Fire II is an role playing game for the Super Nintendo.

Translation Description:

This is the long-awaited English version of d4s’ Breath of Fire 2 retranslation/enhancement patch, two-and-a-half years in the making.

The patch is in IPS format for a ROM with NO header. There are also bonus patches included to restore the game’s original intro music or use an alternate song with the intro from d4s’ German translation.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Breath of Fire II (USA).sfc
  • Database match: Breath of Fire II (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 1F7707E606B7E9FA8FB3908BBDDFCB5DEA93D776
  • File/ROM CRC32: 67CDACC5


Screenshots: Patch Patch Patch Patch Images


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User Review Information

It's Trying To Do A Little Too Much.

Reviewed By: 91-MPH on 17 Apr 2020

Don’t get me wrong, I do agree that the English translation needed to be given a new overhaul, and I do think that Ryuusui has achieved what he wanted to achieve (such as updating English canonical terms), but even though the romhack is called a “Translation and Enhancement Patch,” I feel like the majority of the “enhancements” are merely cosmetic.

When it comes to romhacks, I do prefer those that pretend to act like the real thing. But when this romhack reworks the intro-sequence and the menu screens, it kinda ruins the experience for me, reminding me that I’m playing a fan project, rather than a fan project that wants to replace the real thing.

Now I know that it’s important for a romhacker to add his/her credentials to a romhack of a game. But it could’ve been simple, like placing his/her username to a copyright logo in the title screen, next to a copyright logo of the publisher, but the changes in aesthetics make the romhack look like it’s trying to be a different game, rather than be the game that it’s based on.

If I wanted to play a romhack with aesthetic changes, it would be when the vanilla product is criticized for being incomplete, like “Earthbound Beginnings.” But the only thing that makes the vanilla product of Breath of Fire II feel incomplete is the English translation (and maybe difficulty and enemy-encounter rates) which I felt like the romhack should’ve stuck with.

Not that I mind the non-cosmetic changes like adding the dash-button or resizing the text-boxes, but it’s hardly an Enhancement patch when the changes are mostly cosmetic.

If you don’t mind the aesthetic changes, then this romhack still counts as a great product. But if you were hoping for a romhack that only changes the English translation, font size, or size of the text-boxes, then you might as well wait for an addendum patch to fix that, or look elsewhere.

Version 1.2b Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Well Written & Inspiringnejimakipiyo25 Sep 20211.2bYes
A good fix.ActionHenk17 Apr 20201.2bYes
It's Trying To Do A Little Too Much.91-MPH17 Apr 20201.2bYes
The Best Version of BoF2 AvailableShade Aurion05 Feb 20201.2bYes
Elevates both the title and the seriesChicken Knife19 Feb 20181.2bYes
What the English release should've beentaimurrahman05 Dec 20151.2bYes
Amazing!magictrufflez01 May 20151.2bYes
Just What This Game NeededKlaviaturist17 Feb 2011N/AYes
This is IT!Hamlet18 Nov 2009N/AYes