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Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken

Nintendo Entertainment System

Game Description:

The second NES game released by Enix, the first being the forgettable Door Door. I don’t know much about this game, but it’s by Yuji Horii, so you know it rocks. At first it looks like a standard text adventure, but I hear later on it becomes a weird Wizardry-style dungeon crawler thing.

DvD adds:

This is the first adventure game released on the Famicom. Yuji Horii ported this, his successful NEC PC-8801 game, to the Famicom to determine whether the Famicom action game crowd would take to an adventure game. The game did quite well. Because of this, Horii was able to release the game he really wanted to make for the Famicom, the first Japanese console RPG: Dragon Quest.

Translation Description:

Over 4 years since we released Rev. A and we are finally done with the project. We are all VERY happy to be done with this project. Our beta testers really liked the improvements to the script and we hope you will too.

Our Rev. B/B2 release features:

  • Fully re-translated script by a native Japanese person who grew up in the USA and played the game when it first came out on a Famicom
  • Additional code hacking to allow emulation on more emulators, more special characters creating improved Shinkaichi scene, more accurate menus, and more
  • Fully translated manual in HTML format with graphics from the original Japanese manual
  • Updated read-me with hints tailored to this release, since it now includes the actual manual translation
  • New Secret Word, Secret Word entry form, and Updated Secret Page
  • New map of game locations based on a Google Earth shot of Japan

Besides the IPS file and the Read-Me, the patch includes ROM expansion script in ROM Expander Pro format (ROM Expander tool can be found here http://www.romhacking.net/utilities/831/), HTML manual with scans from the original, and map of the area of Japan where the game takes place.

Note that the ROM patch has not changed since Rev B.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken (Japan).nes - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: 9B2B749B
  • MD5: 8E2619180062804B3300477EF82A66BB
  • SHA-1: C943A39CB4B4D67395A22138A78F74815B1F82D7
  • SHA-256: FBB85D0BAF543E4D492ED74A95B28C3D7F51849D09A053CE6DCFE9A9EF07EC16

Links:

Screenshots:


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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
harmony7TranslationManual, Revision B text
ShiroiTranslationRevision A text
DvDHacking
DvDScript Editing/Revision
KlDScript Editing/Revision

User Review Information

Great Translation for a (Mostly) Great Game

Reviewed By: andronplays on 25 Nov 2020

Translation works as intended. The game is easy to understand and play. I didn’t find any serious errors in the translation that I can remember. Definitely nothing that affected being able to complete the game. I also didn’t encounter anything offensive or out of place (the game does allow you to beat suspects, and strip them of their clothes, but that is part of the game and not an issue with the translation).

There is no music in the game, so bring your own. Also of note, and fair warning, SPOILER ahead…………..there is a puzzle in this game, a maze that must be navigated to find a hidden item. It was added to only the Famicom version of the game. I think it is absolutely ludicrous to assume anyone can find the item without looking at a guide. I’m sure someone out there will read this and would love to tell me how dumb I am and that it was easy to find, but I feel like it was a very negative addition to the game. The entire maze is non-descript, there is no indication of where to look or even what it is you are looking for in the maze. Do yourself a favor and look it up the solution. I’m not sure what the developers of the game were thinking.

Apparently this game is still a meme in Japan to this day. I can understand why. It is a great little game, but it is let down in a major way by the dumb maze.

Version Rev. B (Ma Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
You can finally play PORTOPIA... and understand it!Fray17 Jan 2021Rev. B (MaYes
Great Translation for a (Mostly) Great Gameandronplays25 Nov 2020Rev. B (MaYes