I’ve been given Matthew Callis’s blessing to release any of the ROMs he has handed me to check through. Since many of these ROMs are such that reveal new emulation issues, I feel I should prioritize releasing these first.
I’m gonna start with this Soundlink… Game? No, “game” does not accurately fit this description here…
The “Sound Journal” series is, apparently, a set of text and images meant to smoothly accompany the music being played during that hour. Based on a similar-appearing “Sound Journal Since 1980” article in the SFC MANIA blog, these are all related and similar in style.
This ROM seems to choke when attempted to run through proper Satellaview emulation – my boot-up method was to switch to the “Old” ROM Loading method in SNES9Xpp XE. This was the only way I could run it (and thus, take these screencaps.)
The majority of the contents are screens like this – an artist listing and lyrics scrolling upwards. The white Japanese text, thrown around frequently in the ROM, seems to be…. a placeholder graphic? The program might be trying to stream data into it even as it runs. O_O
Among the little “interaction” you can have with the program is a toggle to change the lyrics from English to a Japanese translation…
And pull out a screen like this, which likely shows artist info.
Some songs do not have a lyric listing for some reason – this appears instead. More blank spots!
When you reach the end of the program, you’ll know by spotting this screen.
For extra fun and lulz, I’ll list all the music/artists mentioned in the ROM. If any of these sound wrong, please note that this is directly pulled from the ROM and any errors must be attributed to St.GIGA;
– “Fallin’ in Love’ by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
– “I Just Called to Say I Love You” By Stevie Wonder
– “Killing me Softly with his Song” by Roberta Flack
– “La-La Means I Love You” by The Delfonics
– “You Make me Feel Brand New” by the Stylistics
– “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon
– “Opposites Attract” By Paula Abdul
– “Me and Mrs. Jones” by Billy Paul
– “Oh Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
– “So Much in Love” by Timothy Schmit
– “My Girl” by The Temptations
– “Our Day will Come” by Ruby and the Romantics
– “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers
– “Against all odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” by Phil Collins
– “Coming Around Again” by Carly Simon
– “How Deep Is Your Love” by The Bee Gees
– “(I’ve Had) The Time of my Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.
– “Just the Two of Us” by Bill Withers
– “Paradise” by Sade
– “Your Song” by Elton John
At the moment I will not stream these songs on the site. Don’t want the RIAA on my butt, after all.
The ROM, though? That should be A-OK!