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)
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)
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.