A Satellaview research blog.

Satellaview Soundtracks – Konae-chan no DokiDoki Pengin Kazoku

The music for Konae-chan no DokiDoki Pengin Kazoku has been posted on SNESMusic.org.
I ripped this SPC set myself using a variant of BSNES that supports SPC dumping. Fairly impressive, 😀

I’m posting streaming MP3s up for you guys who don’t use SPC players. The music is short and repetitive, but has a bit of a nice retro-arcade feel to go along with the, well, retro-arcade feel of the game itself.

Title Screen

Round Start

Level Gameplay

Round Clear

Round Results

Everyone’s Together

Ending

Game Over

Final Score


Sutte Hakkun – NP vs. BS

When I tried to look up on “Sutte Hakkun”, I was guided to Wikipedia.

For once, an article with a lot of useful info on a game.
But, are all these differences that notable between versions?
Since I couldn’t find any of the games going around on sale, I once again took the cheap-way-out of emulating… but unlike most people who go straight to the NP Version, I started with the “BS Event Version”.

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Koi ha Balance – Battle of Lovers

Squaresoft seemed to like treating the Satellaview like a little playground. Games like Treasure Conflix and Dynamitracer seemed to throw around a different atmosphere than their typical “Final Fantasy” work.

And then this came along and pushed it a bit over the edge.

Koi Ha Balance – Battle of Lovers is a board game. Yes, a board game.
It’s about scoring with lots of girls. Literally (although not sexually).
It goes hilariously over the top in nearly everything it does.

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Kaizo Choujin Schbibinman Zero

This bit of a filler article is to describe one of the more cool Satellaview games.

Kaizo Choujin Schbibinman Zero is a sort of platformer/beat-em-up hybrid which makes use of every Japanese Toku television cliche in the book – and is a lot of fun in part for doing so.

It was presented as a normal download rather than a Soundlink – so no time limits and no Satellaview-specific options like turning the radio on or reading the BS-X data.

It’s easy to pick up and play, even for a casual gamer. The challenge comes from trying to get an absurdly high score in the end – trying to reach number 1 must’ve been something for the Satellaview hardcore to try to obtain a prize from.

You punch, kick, and throw special attacks at the putty-patrol-like enemies going left to right or down-to-up or whatever until you reach the boss, then you pound the boss hard.

The game is apparently a part of the “Kaizo Choujin Schbibinman” series which was previously on the PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16. Hardcore Gaming 101 has a good read on the series as a whole (but… Banta Satellite? Where did THAT come from?)

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At the Auctions – Tamori’s Picross cart.

I tried making this noted in some other forums to no actual avail, so I guess I’ll try here….

This Yahoo Auction is for an episode of “Tamori’s Picross”, from the premiere date of airing in 1995.

I can’t get much info on it, except for what’s at Jupiter Corp’s website. As far as I know, it is a rare find.



I’d appreciate if someone could dump the ROM in it, if possible.

Squaresville downloads

I am finally posting up some descriptions of download games again. I don’t do these often except for games which aren’t dumped yet, but I feel the Squaresoft titles deserve some attention.

Many people seem to forget that Square did something other than Radical Dreamers on the Satellaview. In fact, they did quite a lot of titles! I will post some videos, like the usual!

Note that none of these are Soundlink-based broadcasts, so no Soundlink stuff in this subject.

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