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Ihatovo Monogatari

Super Nintendo

Game Description:

In this adventure game for the Super Famicom, the protagonist (controlled by the player) walks around and talks to the people and animals that he meets while collecting items and journals in an attempt to meet the elusive Kenji Miyazawa.

The game centers around several short stories written by Kenji Miyazawa himself. Each chapter of the game focuses on one story.

Translation Description:

This patch is for Ihatovo Monogatari on the Super Famicom.

The text and graphics have been translated from Japanese into American English.

Two patching formats are provided, so you can use either .bps or .ips.

(Do not apply both patches.)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country Japan
  • Internal CRC 24A2
  • CRC32 C588CD17
  • MD5 B9AE4D372BEE326846B0778E3B34533B
  • SHA-1 43983938960D0547B4A5585D04E7336D931FB79E
  • SHA-256 B3BB23B92E91CA25DD071493451FFE937AE1D281C0995C60F44B04F49AD0DBEB
  • ROM Speed 200ns (SlowROM)
  • ROM Size 8 Mb
  • ROM Bank LoROM
  • ROM Type Normal + Battery
  • SRAM Size 16 Kb
  • Internal Title IHATOVO STORY
  • Common Filenames
  • Ihatovo Monogatari (J).sfc (GoodSNES v0.999.5)
  • Ihatov Monogatari (Japan).sfc (No-Intro 2011-12-24)
  • Ihatov Monogatari (NTSC)(Jap)(1.0).sfc (Zapatabase 2011-01-30)


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User Review Information

An unknown and silent JRPG-pearl

Reviewed By: Poe on 03 Jan 2021

When I first heard about this game I thought to myself that a Role Playing Game without enemies, weapons and magic stuff might be kind of boring. But my mind changed when I immerged into the story. You’re an unknown protagonist who finds himself, maybe because of destiny, at the train station of the city Ihatovo. At this point you start to discover the city and get to know its inhabitants and animals (!). The game intertwines the “real” stories of the Japanese author Kenji Miyazawa in a way that your kind of fascinated and you want to explore more and more.

The game isn’t too big but while playing I found it somehow meditative when strolling around. The music is nice and different in each chapter. But what I like the most is the way how the game is translated. The “style” is somehow very good and fits well to the game.

Many people might feel bored and disappointed about the game and the story and simply walking around from place to place because there’s really now action, no fight and no final boss - yes, you even might say it’s childish. However I recommend this “silent” JRPG since your getting part of the people, the animals and their destiny. I wish there were more games like this one. And if my knowledge about romhacking wouldn’t be abysmal I would translate this game into my mother tongue to share with those who might have problems with the English language.

Version 2.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
An unknown and silent JRPG-pearlPoe03 Jan 20212.0Yes
Fantastic translation for a lovely game.grey12315 Jun 20192.0Yes