ROM Release Rush – Hey, this one isn’t a Data Pack…!

Since I’ve been having a bit of a computer shuffle lately, I figured I should finish up releasing these ROMs before I forget to. Unfortunately, this means they aren’t all entirely researched thoroughly, but it’s better to make sure they’re up now, I guess.

A bit ago, Callis sent me this ROM. While it has the RPG Tsukuru brand, it does not seem to be a RPG Tsukuru 2 add-on, but rather a standalone “RPG Tsukuru SUPER DANTE” product.

“Jewel of Live” is a seemingly simple Dragon Quest-like JRPG. With a focus on grinding and little to nothing in terms of puzzles or exploration, it’s probably not something one would normally consider much fun to play. Perhaps it’s plot is compelling? Unfortunately, I do not believe I know enough Japanese to fan-translate it. It seems a bit complex for the simple gameplay, though.

I’ve tried researching the nature of this – is it an indie-developed product? A fan-made product put up for distribution? Or just something ASCII put up themselves to promote their RPG making tool? Again, hoping someone who has more info can give me some more details. :)

The game should run in BSNES, SNESGT, or SNES9X.


As typical, my next two releases are magazines. First up….

A Magazine about Japanese “Idols”. I do not think I have this specific one’s proper title, but I can clearly make out メディア・ストロベリー (Media Strawberry), so it’s reason for now to call this “Media Strawberry Volume 12”.

Among the pictures you’ll see are a mixture of real-life and… these really crude drawings. I thought people liked Idols because they looked pretty? Indeed, I’m fairly certain these are supposed to be cartoonish interpretations of the actual idols. Aw, well.

I’ve tried googling up the “Media Strawberry” term, but none of the results appear related to this. It’s possible the folks behind this magazine are defunct or changed their identities. In the meantime, here’s the ROM.

Media Strawberry Volume 12 | メディア・ストロベリー VOL. 12
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After this last one, I’ll be more or less finished releasing all I’ve gotten up to this point. Here’s hoping the next few months have a slew of new material to work with!

To start, notice how I got a screencap from BSNES this time? It’s because you’ll need it to run this one.
After a while of trying to read the Katakana at the title screen of this, I… gave up, checked Wikipedia, and noticed it matched with ドレミでふぁ~! (DoReMi DeFa~!)
This appears to be from the original “DoReMi DeFa~!” Line – previous ROM dumps were of “DoReMi DeFa 2~!”, which covered the same material but in a notably different formatting…


“DoReMi DeFa~!” is a music-themed magazine which has things like TOP charts and whatnot. As we can see in this issue, Bob Marley was big in this time, for some reason.

DoReMi DeFa~! Volume 6 5/4 | ドレミでふぁ~!VOL. 6 5/4
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  1. ChronoMoogle said,

    July 12, 2010 at 12:24 am

    The RPG game looks like one of the selfmage games from RPG- Tsukuru!!!
    It would be interesting if the came has been completed, because making a full RPG- Maker Game with balancing and many dungeons needs a lot of time for a private maker! Often they are finished around 50% anhd end somewhere unexpected.
    Like you mentioned – Its also possible that this is a game of ASCII, which was broadcasted to show what the RPG- Maker was capable of -> promotion.

  2. admin said,

    July 12, 2010 at 12:48 am

    I’ve actually played through the game to the end – it most certainly is a full “game” of sorts, it’s own ending and all.
    That being said, it has the feel of a lot of early fan-made RPGS from the mid-late 90 – The last few battles notably have your character outright replaced by an uber-buffed equivalent with high HP and more powerful spells, for seemingly little no reason other than to let him survive attacks that do 666 damage…. yeah, the endgame is a bit weird.

  3. ChronoMoogle said,

    July 12, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Yeah, the balancing is a little bit hard for someone who makes his first RPG, I know what I’m saying, because I worked with the RPG Maker 2000 (Windows) for a few years. Still the best RPG- Maker, though. I think this is the reason why the endgame feels so weird^^

  4. etabeta said,

    July 14, 2010 at 10:12 am

    well, SNES undumped list contains 3 “Jewel of Life” BS titles, so I guess these were downloadable demo of what could be programmed with RPG Tsukuru 2

    or some sort of best of users’ creations made available from ASCII to be downloaded

    in any case, a very nice find!

  5. Jewel of Live progress report. | Satellablog said,

    July 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    […] Here’s all the videos I have uploaded of my playthrough of the RPG Tsukuru construction known as “Jewel of Live” […]

  6. New ROM features cock and pussy. (Actually SFW, don’t panic) | Satellablog said,

    November 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    […] The game itself may not look too impressive at first glance… after all, it’s another Super Dante RPG Tsukuru game. Perhaps you’re wondering if this is any more significant than Jewel of Live. […]

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