A Satellaview research blog.

Unrelated: Collecting Bomberman anime.

I have considered using this blog to post about other rare gaming stuff for some time. I’m still not certain if I’ll do it often, but this? The attempt to obtain and rip this is much of the reason the blog has been slow, so you bet your horse I’m making sure you guys all check it!

ボンバーマン 勇気をありがとう私が耳になる | Bomberman: Yuuki o Arigatou Watashi ga Mimi ni Naru

A few copies of this VHS are circulating on Yahoo Japan Auctions now. I was pretty excited seeing the cover art, but now I would say that cover art is slightly misleading. You see, while Bomberman does play a role in this anime, it’s really more about a family recovering from an earthquake disaster, with a few Bomberman scenes interspersed for comedic relief.

There are currently no subtitles, but if I can get bluesun to care about this, that might change. Though I’m uncertain about that, considering how disappointed I was that this wasn’t something more like… well, Bomberman Jetters, which would be an actual Bomberman anime.


Bビーダマン爆外伝 最強バトル&サウンド大百科 | Bomberman B-daman Bakugaiden Saikyou Battle & Sound Daihyakka

If you’re familiar with the Bomberman B-daman anime series, you may kinda like this one! Or maybe not, I dunno. It’s also a bit weird, but in this case the weirdness is what I’d come to expect from late 90’s Japanese kids media promotional material – that is, Japanese people trying to rap over a card game. Yep. JUST LIKE POKEMON.

Highlight of this one? “Go Go Bakugaiden” with no credits. That OP looks gorgeous! And my rip of this vid may be the best it will ever look as long as Bakugaiden does not get the Blu-ray treatment!

Oh, um, by the way…

If you guys are wondering where the haul of Kirby no Omochabako ROM dumps from last November/December are, they are on Satellaview.org website. Callis started this site up to better document details about the dumped Satellaview ROMs. It’s a bit early in development, though!

I may write more about the Kirby games in regard to personal opinions a bit later. 🙂

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.