A Satellaview research blog.

My Little Panepon: ROM Dumps are Magic.

Oh hey, I’m learning this blog format better.

Anyhoo, this video is not as specially recorded as the last one, so please turn on the subtitle commentary track for the, well, commentary.

For convenience I’ll also pop in here Wifi’s Twitter posts related to this.

パネルでポン イベントバージョン2 | Panel de Pon Event Version 2
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Thanks to Callis/elludevisibility for the ROM
And to those who took part in this poll.











While we wait for a new ROM release, let’s look back at an old one.

There’s a file I was sitting on for a while because I didn’t really consider it a personal release, but I figured the history of Satellaview ROM dumping is now so far in the past I may as well let this out for all the potential mockery it may deserve.

If you’re confused, I’ll try to clear this up the best I can.

This is how the original scene ROMs of “BS Marvelous Time Athletic Course” 2, 3, and 4 were sent out.


I’ve put up the text of the NFO file here. I’m cringing reading it even now.

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                     __
       _____________(__)____________________________________
      :           (_)                                       :

.: .: :.
/ _ /_ \ / \ // /_
/ / / // / /_/ / / / / / /_ // / / \ / / / / /__/ / /_
_______/// \ / _____/____// /
_______
_________/ //____\/ ________\/
¡ /________/ :
| _______/ [FAZWONGA!] ¡
l_____________________________________________________|

[====================[ RELEASE INFORMATIONS : ]=======================]

    NAME OF GAME ..........: MBELAS JOURNEY WEEK 3
    COMPANY ...............: (C) 1998 HUDSON SOFT
    SUPPLIED BY ...........: MARCO
    SYSTEM ................: SUPER NINTENDO
    SIZE ..................: 08 MBITS
    LANGUAGE ..............: JAPANESE
    COPIER ................: SUPER PRO FIGHTER Q

    NOTE: 
    ===== Hmm.sick stuff. It looks like the MBELAS JOURNEY 
          which I got 3 months ago and was declared as Week Number 1.
          Also these games look
          equal,but seem to be different inside the game.
          you can compare with IPS and they are all different.
          maybe an other guy can find whatïs all abou that shit.

          So here just comes Mbelaïs Journey Week 2,3,4 ...
          maybe someone likes it. 


          CALL FREEK WORLD DUDES - ITS BACK , CONSOLE ONLY AND
               WAITING FOR YOUR CALL BACK!

           CALL OUR BOARDS TO GET THE RELEASES FIRST :

                *  ABSOLUTE     *    [ WORLD HQ ]
                *  FREEK WORLD  *    [ EURO HQ  ]

[=====================[ OLDSKOOL PLAYAS ARE : ]======================]

         FAZWONGA - CREEP - BLOB - CQBS - HUDSON HAWK

 NOTE: EVERYONE WHO IS NOT MENTIONED HERE ANYMORE AS A MEMBER 
 ===== SHOULD WRITE A MAIL ON FREEK WORLD BBS OR ON THE NET. 
       OLDSKOOL WONïT RELEASE ANYTHING EXCEPT GAMES OR TRAINERS
       UPGRADES OR PATCHES . NO EMULATOR CRAP OR WHATEVER WAS
       RELEASED IN THE PAST . IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THEN SIMPLY 
       ASK YOURSELF IF YOU COULD SUPPLY NEW GAMES , SOMETHING
       TO CALL, CAN CODE TRAINERS OR SUPPLY CHEAP PIRATE CDïS 
       FOR PSX.

       OR CONTACT FAZ! PER EMAIL : "FAZWONGA@GMX.NET"

[========================[ GROUP GREETINGS : ]========================]

     ARCADIA - ANTHROX & SWAT - EURASIA - SNEAKERS - TRSI & LFC 
        MSFTUG - NIGHTFALL - AGS - PARADOX - GEWALT - QUASAR

       AND TO THE REST WHICH I FORGOT (MAYBE INCLUDED LATER)

        PERSONAL REGARDS TO EVERYONE OF THE OLD SNES....

[======================================================================]

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                                   :_____                                
            :_____ _____«""|______.|    /__:_____ __.                    
            |  .  Y   / .  |  ____|!   /.  |  .  Y  |__                  
            |  !  !  /\ !  |___ /  . _/ l  |  i  |  l  |                 
            l_____l____\___¡|   \__¡  \____|_____!_____|                 
                            l____\ |___\   ·     :

      IF NO ONE BELIEVED IN THE FORCE SOMEONE HAS TO REMIND...

[======================================================================]


Livin’ in SimCity, You know BS-X has to survive…

So today, I’m going to experiment with video-based ROM release articles.
This is partly something I wanted to do for a while, but it’s also mostly that WordPress changed formats in a way recently that I really just can’t figure out or get over, and I’m doing it this way to simplify things.

If any readers have issues with this format, let me know and I’ll add the relevant info from the video in text format.

Let me just pop the video here…

ROM dumping credits:
Yankee
ikari_01



BS SimCity – シナリオ3 | BS SimCity Scenario 3
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BONUS
WIP BS SimCity Event Plaza restoration
graphics by Luigiblood
Satellawave data by KiddoCabbusses


Screenshots














Other relevant links
Satellaview History Museum on WebArchive
god-bird.net research page
kukun kun’s YouTube
GameHistory.org on SimCity for NES

I would knock on Wario’s wood, but it’s way too hard.

So ReyVGM pulled me away from my YouTube to remind me that I forgot to put a ROM up. OOPS. I got too caught up in goofy Satellawave modifications. Silly me!

A few months back (Well, at this point QUITE a few months back) a certain Johnny Boy tweeted a mysterious Wario no Mori ROM. As you can see from the Twitter history I thought it was Bakusho Ban and asked for it to be ROM dumped.

And yes, it was ROM dumped, I got it… and I got very confused, because it turned out to be similar to, but different from, the Bakusho Ban I was expecting based on what I already knew. It was also very, VERY undocumented.

This, folks, is “Wario no Mori Event Version 2”.

To start, like Bakusho Ban it replaces the traditional Wario’s Woods characters with the Bakushow Mondai (I seriously need to remember to start putting in that W) comedy duo and edited characters that I presume are inspired by their jokes.

Which means I now finally have a sprite rip of one I have called “Yarenaika Thwomp”, because man, THOSE EYES.

Oh, and some other example sprites:


(I slightly edited this one to compensate for cropping of Satebo’s wing there a bit. XP)

It has two gameplay modes, both of which are oriented around time-attacking puzzles. They are HARD. I don’t know how hard it would be for an expert in Wario’s Woods, but for me, it seems like I fail the harder ones no matter how much I try. Presumably after you clear all of them you get a password to receive a prize, but I’ve yet to get that far! Anyone who’d be willing to rise to the challenge would be appreciated.

Anyway, these two gameplay modes are NOT what was described in Bakusho Ban (Which had the traditional Round Game and VS. CPU modes), so I asked bakobepe about it on Twitter. Based on what he looked up (and it seems even for a Japanese person like him with access to loads of Japanese publications, information on this was very difficult to look up), this was the third edition of Wario no Mori released on Satellaview, counting Bakusho Ban and Futatabi. (Meaning an Event Version 1 definitely exists – though what modes it has aren’t confirmed. There’s some suggestions there was a mode centered around coin collecting.)
Besides that? Not much more.

nensondubois datamined the ROM and found data for Round Game, which makes me wonder if the data for Bakusho Ban and Event Version 1 is all already in the ROM. Otherwise, these two are still on the loose.

The download contains Johnnyboy’s 8M dump as it was sent to me.

Please stay tuned to the blog for further updates on this ROM. Also, expect more Satellaview ROM’s soon!

ワリオの森 イベント バージョン VER 2 | Wario no Mori Event Version (Version 2)
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Sprigg is here, tra-la, tra-la!

Back in ye ol’ ROM dumping days, a 8M Pack dump of “Spriggan Powered BS Prelude” was dumped. The name “Prelude”? That refers to that it was a preview of sorts for the Soundlink series “BS Spriggan Powered”.

Recently, an episode of the actual Soundlink series was finally recovered. Apparently it’s episode 3! Which has… Stage 3! tada!

With this ROM it’s not easy to see the episode structure… similarly to the Prelude ROM, each episode had a single stage that you could play repeatedly for a scorerun. I asked bakobepe on Twitter if any other info could be found, and while there isn’t much, we know it played along with a radio drama. Since the game “Spriggan Powered” is apparently a sequel to two PC-Engine CD games, it’s reasonable to assume the music used in the Satellaview soundlink also came from such, but I can’t confirm that without a proper archival.

I wonder how easy it would be to make the other “episodes”, knowing the format here?

スプリガンパワードBS 第3話 | Spriggan Powered BS Dai-3-wa
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BS Snipe Hunt: searching for the Dodo-rere-mimi.

Much of what I know about this ROM is already detailed in the YouTube descriptor:

ikari sent me this ROM via Twitter. 8M Pack provided by @ZueriHB. Based on the month and format I would presume this is from 1996. As usual, there are quite a few interesting pictures, including a Rolling Stones group shot and some quirky art.

The video recording basically shows all the content as well.

The ROM has issues loading on certain emulators – likely the HiROM/LoROM detection issue as usual.

ドレミでふぁ~!3/30 | Do Re Mi defa~! 3/30
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