Archive for March 15, 2017

Do what you want cause a pirate is free, you are a ROM pirate.

Thanks to ChronoMoogle for pushing me to update AGAIN. Also for the actual 8M Pack ROM in question! We got an innnnnteresting thing here.

Here, we have a “Bakusho Mondai no Totsugeki! Star Pirates” ROM.

So, this ROM… it’s likely to be a bit of a mystery for some time. But that said, first thing to note: We got our first Satellaview quiz show ROM. It’s not Satella-Q, however. This seems… much more strange.

The ROM recording up above gives you an idea how it plays, although there are no button inputs in the video, but I assume most of the content is shown anyway.

Without a translation, it’s hard to tell if there’s any context you can get for the quiz questions within the base game – if it’s like Satella-Q, probably NOT!

Furthermore, it is difficult to even tell what EPISODE it is.

Let’s take a look at this Japanese Satellaviewiki for reference.

1997年06月22日 ~ 1997年06月28日

1997年07月27日 ~ 1997年08月02日

1997年08月31日 ~ 1997年09月06日

1997年09月21日 ~ 1997年09月27日


If we go by these dates, and compare with the header date in the ROM, which is 8/25, then… Maybe it’s episode 2? I don’t know! The header does not specify the episode title, much to my frustration!

BTW, since I didn’t get the time to ask bluesun to look this up, here’s a Google Translate of that same page’s description of the program, with some edits by myself to add clarity:

A sound link game consisting of a quiz format. [The Plot is] that [Bakusho Mondai] rides the [apparently problematic] space ship Star Pirates […] and collects hidden treasures scattered in the universe. Every time the spaceship breaks down, landing on a planet somewhere, the planet there will somehow challenge the [player with a] quiz [verbally spoken and pre-scripted]. Radio broadcasts are broadcast the same every day for the week.


(Also, don’t forget to check prior posts on Bakusho Mondai programs.)

爆笑問題の突撃! スター パイレーツ 8/25 | Bakusho Mondai no Totsugeki! Star Pirates 8/25 (Satellaview) ROM Download

I personally suggest using SNESGT to boot this emulator – and set the game clock to around 3 minutes into the hour or earlier so as to not accidentally skip content.