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Splatterhouse 3: Bloody Edition

Hack of Splatterhouse 3

Description:

I will put this right up top: the most common dump of the Japanese version of this game has a bad checksum. All there is to do if your patch fails to apply, is to use this tool to fix checksum in the rom before applying your patch:

https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/1610/

Thanks to Retroplay for bringing this to my attention and finding a solution. I can’t do anything from my end, the problem is not my patch, but with the ROM dumped online. Just fix the bad checksum with the tool above, then patch it, that’s it.

Anyway, this is a straight forward hack that simply replaces the green-colored “blood” with the more appropriate red blood. It is more in lieu with what the original developers had in mind, but Namco could not approve due to the strict censorship at the time. The developers have mentioned so in interviews.

If you like the original green slime, this hack is obviously not for you.

This is a strictly color-editing hack, no further changes were made. The game is left just as you remember, but blood is now red, that is all.

Update v1.1: The two spots featured in screenshots three and four that still had green blood have been fixed.

Update v1.2: A patch for the Japanese version has been made, including changes done in 1.1. No changes were made to the American patch, which remains the exact same.

All maps of the game have been carefully verified afterwards, and there seems to be no more green blood anywhere, so that should be it. There is an elusive pair of sprites I could not find, more details in the readme file. Enjoy.

Feel free to report any bugs or problems via a PM or in your review, thank you. But please, be patient, and again, if you’re having trouble patching this game, it’s going to be the bad checksum that plagues the Japanese dump commonly found online for sure, NOT my patch. Again, fix checksum, and it will work just fine.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • USA
  • Database match: Splatterhouse 3 (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20210226-213851)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 7F29F00EC724E20CB93907F1E33AC4AF16879827
  • File/ROM CRC32: F05D07
  • JAPAN (commonly found, bad checksum, needs to be fixed before using patch)
  • Database match: Splatterhouse Part 3 (Japan, Korea)
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20210226-213851)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 1FCB8ADFDB19CB772ADABAC14E78C560D4F2E718
  • File/ROM CRC32: 31B83D22
  • JAPAN (after fixing the bad checksum, will work with patch)
  • Database match: not found
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20210226-213851)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: FCBE8091FBF586F514C6EBBAF96A3A8DC9FA3AC1
  • File/ROM CRC32: 7A5EC257

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
CRT_rexDesign

User Review Information

Rick Taylor had an hard day again!

Reviewed By: Algunar on 06 Oct 2021

An excellent work and much appreciated efforts from this author’s patches!

This really makes the game much more appealing (even if “appealing” might probably not be the first word you would think of about Splatterhouse series) and brings so much more coherence with the gore environments and atmosphere of Splatterhouse.

Splatterhouse 3 was already a rather obscure Genesis true gem, it just goes bettter than ever now with this Bloody Edition!

Now that choice is given to anyone to select which Bloody Edition (s)he wants to play between US and Japanese version, everyone should hopefully be happy.

This being settled, some people should consider twice before giving some negative criticism too quickly and before blaming anyone to have developed and provided an amazing patch for one version of a rom instead of another one, regardless the considerable time and amount of work performed.

First things first, someone proposed an improvement solution for free, to begin with, and deserves therefore some respect for this, even if the first targeted rom was maybe not the best to be selected from start!

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A minor change, but a welcome oneSupergamerguy31 Oct 20211.2Yes
I like it.TenZero11 Oct 20211.2Yes
Rick Taylor had an hard day again!Algunar06 Oct 20211.2Yes
Not compatible with (J)1HomoErectus105 Oct 20211.0No
A small change goes a looong way..2spaz05 Oct 20211.0Yes
Well done but...Jack_Vincent1304 Nov 20211.2Yes
Color hack welcomeEllouco10 Oct 20211.0Yes