Live a Live
|Released By||Aeon Genesis|
|Patching Information||No-Header (SNES)|
|Game Date||02 September 1994|
|Patch Version||2.00 Deluxe|
|Release Date||28 May 2008|
|Last Modified||10 February 2016|
Live A Live is an odd sort of game. At base, it’s an RPG. What makes it different is it’s separated into chapters. One has you playing as a cowboy, another as ninja, a third as martial arts master and his disciples. All the chapters are quite different. The ninja chapter, for instance, involves being a stealthy sneak and assissinating your rival without killing anyone else, or being a killing machine and cutting a swath through all the guards. The wrestler’s chapter plays almost like a fighting game, as he faces off against his opponents one-on-one until he is the champ. All the characters join up at the end for the final chapter. I know, it sounds like Saga Frontier, but trust me, this game is actually good.
We have all of the issues worked out (we hope!) It’s gone through a few rigorous testing cycles, which continue even as I write this. The end result is a patch that blows everything else out of the water. This is very likely Aeon Genesis’s definitive work, exceeding possibly even Rudra in its grandeur.
The new version includes…
- 560 kilobytes of English script: Twice the size of the original translation!
- Main dialogue, menu, and battle fonts are now fully proportional!
- Each chapter now has its own unique font - even the Japanese version can’t say this! Live-A-Live now sports a total of ten different fonts.
- Kung Fu names are now Chinese, not Japanese!
- Items, techniques, and equipment names expanded dramatically due to new fonts!
ROM / ISO Information:
- Live A Live (Japan).sfc
- CRC32: 6291EE08
- MD5: C223DE99D22665B62C91E02727963BD4
- SHA1: F626B0B767D11C62C5CB3F8D1D0171FE5DEB4245
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|Gideon Zhi||Original Hacking||Project leader|
|Ian Kelley||Translation||The Big List, Interface, Descripts; Medieval Chapter, Sci Fi Chapter|
|Kitsune Sniper (Foxhack)||Design||Masaru Takahara "END" Graphic|
|AnusP||Hacking||Width modification for the dialogue font|
|Akujin||Original Translation||Bakumatsu Chapter|
|Sogabe||Original Translation||Kungfu Chapter|
|Cidolfas||Script Editing/Revision||Scriptwriter for Sogabe|
|D||Original Translation||Final Chapter, The Big List|
|Nora||Original Translation||Medieval Chapter|
|Tomato||Original Translation||Near Future Chapter, Old West Chapter|
|ZackMan||Original Translation||The List, Present Day Chapter, Descripts|
|Tsama||Original Translation||Present Day Chapter, Interface|
|Tom||Original Translation||Spot requests|
|Brand S||Original Translation||Present Day Chapter|