Archive for January, 2017

Isn’t it Exciting when a redump is different?

So, does anyone here remember this article from way back? The bad Excitebike dump always made me curious what I could find by trying to redump what is already available.

Well, in some good news, we managed to get two more of these – and in better shape, to boot!

These video previews I made show the most obvious differences:

Much like the bad Stadium 1 redump, the Stadium 2 dump has a stricter Boo Jump minigame. (Since I last tried this, I did somehow manage one run where I had more than one attempt, but it seems to be activated by performance, and is very difficult to get.)

As with Stadium 1, the Bass Tsuri tournament ad is there!

We also got one of these for Stadium 3! Unlike Stadium 1 and 2, the Boo Jump game plays the same as in the reruns.


As for the advertisment in this one?
According to bluesun, it is promoting the Fall 1997 season of “Game Tora no Chou Ooana”.
… It also looks like something I threw in MSPaint in 5 minutes, but I swear it’s legit. o.o

There might be more to find in these I have not seen yet.
Furthermore, it might be possible to improve the restoration of the bad Excitebike redump with the data from the Stadium 2 redump! I will post more updates on this as it goes.

エキサイトバイクバンバンマリオバトルスタジアム2 封切り | Excitebike: Bunbun Mario Battle Stadium 2 (Premiere Build)
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エキサイトバイクバンバンマリオバトルスタジアム3 封切り |Excitebike: Bunbun Mario Battle Stadium 3 (Premiere Build)
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These dumps were provided in the latest SNESFreaks community ROM dump batch.

EDIT: More detailed redump credits; Yankee_SFC and orzvektor for the 8M Pack, ikari for the dump, and ChronoMoogle for getting on my ass to edit this in.

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Giving a kickback to releases of last year.

So, remember when I said that I tried attracting the ROM hunters to my vids on YouTube and it did not exactly work?

Let’s backpedal a bit, thinking about that. While I was trying to do that there were some new ROM releases. The specific ones I am thinking about on this post were simply put up on No-Intro one day while I was not looking, so I didn’t get to see who dumped them, but it appears to be some folks I do not know anyway. Oops~

Regardless, I decided to check them out. This is basically just to tell you what these ROMs were:


Basically the same as the SFC retail game.


第1回BSサテラビュー杯 サテスポ 8月5日号 | SATESPO 8/5 (Satellaview)

So, a long while back there was a “Satesupo DX” ROM dump.
This Satespo (Argh, blast you, Japanese naming!) is, from what I can tell, the predecessor series. It basically covers the same kind of horseracing material for Derby Stallion 96. I wonder why they overhauled the format? Much like other magazine ROMs, this was a bit of a pain to boot, but I managed it and recorded the contents.

If there were any I missed, feel free to let me know. ^^;

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Spent a long time fishing for new ROM dumps; results incoming.

So you probably noticed the blog was idle for a while. Like, a long while.

There was a combination of factors that led to this. (Mainly, a combination of me getting a new part-time job, and focusing my internet time on more profitable matters.)
I apologize if I burdened anyone with this.

ChronoMoogle has convinced me to try writing articles up for here again. The most notable thing he told me is that no one who checked the blog pays attention to my livestreams, (other than SmashManiac. Thank you, SmashManiac.) so it turned out I unintentionally split my communities up. Guess I better work on integrating them better!

They may not be as much of a regular pace as before, or as big as before. But this should still be the place to download new Satellaview ROM dumps when they arise.

Last year had a bit of a slow trickle of dumps for a while before there was a sudden, well, bit of a megaton.
I’m sure many of you saw the Kirby no Omochabako dumps referred to on Kotaku, so I may not have to write articles on those. But I will put up quick ROM download links for them somewhere down the line (currently they are actually uploaded in an unsorted manner on my private webspace, so they are safe until then!)

Anyway, for the time being I will try trickling down dumps from the latest batch provided by ChronoMoogle, ikari_01 and Yankee.

Let’s start with this one, just for pun!

つり太郎 (BS) | Tsuri Tarou
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This quirky fishing RPG appears to be the same as the retail version of the game. Which actually threw me off considering the title screen has some unorthodox interactivity.

I’m not entirely sure what else to say about this one. It’s a bit weird and gets tough as you progress further in. It also requires a good bit of patience, just like real fishing.

I’ll let ChronoMoogle tell me what to release next post. 🙂

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