|Patching Information||Header (SNES)|
|Game Date||28 January 1992|
|Release Date||01 May 1998|
|Last Modified||15 May 2016|
Romancing SaGa is an early-era SNES RPG released by Square in 1992 and designed by Akitoshi Kawazu, the creator of the SaGa series that originated on the Nintendo Gameboy.
Taking place in the fantasy world of Mardius, the world is revealed to be one where ancient gods warred against each other in the past, with the ultimate god of evil, Saruin, sealed away by the power of ten gemstones. In modern times, each country is now dealing with its own troubles and wars. But the time of Saruin’s return draws near and threatens the existence of all human life.
The player can choose to start the game by selecting one of eight main characters, who each have their own personal storyline that is explored in the game, as well as their own ending. The world is constantly in motion as the player progresses through battles and events, with new locations to find and old locations undergoing changes.
Combat is turn-based with a slight emphasis on party formation. As each character battles, they can learn new weapon techniques and grow in different statistics.
Romancing SaGa was also remade for the Playstation 2 in 2005 as “Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song”. Many of the unfinished or dropped content from this SNES version was included or expanded upon in the remake.
This is the group that David Mullen was working with before they fell apart due to miscommunication and whatnot. Maybe F.H. was helping out, I don’t remember. Anyways, they’re doing their thing solo now, without the help of Shujin-Rik and friends.
As for the patch, it’s actually kind of decent, if I do say so myself. For a years-old incomplete Romancing SaGa patch, anyways. The 16×16 font has been hacked in, so you can read the neat intro. And there’s even dialogue translated! Yeah! I don’t know how much for sure, but I know you can play a little ways through on the Ranger scenario.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Romancing Sa-Ga (Japan) (Rev 1).sfc - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 9684526D
- MD5: 91D84CBB88F28C50F14C8302CFA1DCD1
- SHA-1: 6AB826E716869D4065307186A09925DDE7CD488D
- SHA-256: C4F6339BC8CA41874CFB2922018DA5FF695E9208E00C94E3ABFDD7907FA04C8B
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|David Mullen (MakoKnight)||Translation||ROM hacker, font changer, map maker, etc.|
|Hakai||Translation||Translator of the Adventurer's mission|
|Musashi||Translation||Translator of the Ranger's mission|