A Satellaview research blog.

Magazine Articles.

Excuse the long absence. This time, an actual crisis came up. I’m not gonna babble my personal stories here though. Instead, I shall thank MadHatter at the BS Zelda forum for picking up my pace in researching. I’m gonna have a few interesting articles to put up now. Let me start with this one.

For a while now I’ve been trying to nab old documents on the Satellaview – thanks to Madhatter I actually have some excellent little articles. I unfortunately am not the Master of French, but I can already see some news. 😀

These have all been thumbnail’d so they don’t actually clutter up the page too much…
(Mirrored on my own webspace for convenience.)

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I AM ERROR.

I decided to try out the newest BSNES version and seeing some different behavior in the Derby Stallion 96 ROM inspired me to write this article – one with a bunch of pictures of things that can go wrong. :E

(EDIT: Editing an old post with new content? Golly! I noted an error message in the “LAST DAY” video)

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Machine Translations are still (not) fun – But these are important links.

You may have seen a few of these JP site links on the list of links to the right.

Tonight I’ve decided to try using excite to translate them. Here’s some results. In the meantime, I will describe each site’s contents.

SFC MANIA – This blog has some neat pictures of Satellaview games, as well as links to zoome videos of BS Kirby on Omachahako. These videos are great to watch, as they show more of the simple Kirby games.

SATELLAVIEW HISTORY MUSEUM
– A website which has a list of the Satellaview’s “Soundlink” broadcasts as well as schedules for a lot of the months the Satellaview was functioning.

SATELLAVIEW HEAVEN – Another blog. This has info on games like BS Simcity and SatellaQ, and it has pictures of Satellaview merchandise; likely, prizes from the game contests.


Machine Translations are (not) fun.

I’ve decided to try to sue Excite’s Machine translation to translate the Japanese Wikipedia article on the Satellaview. I hope it’s good for something!

EDIT: I’ve now alos looked inot the RANDnet Article.

There’s also a set of articles about some of the Satellaview broadcastings.


Download Games: Rehashity.

I’m sure a few of you have noted my links, right?

I’ve been digging into the Satellaview History Museum And I saw on there a schedule showing a lot of game titles, I decided to look a few of them up, and it turns out a decent amount match a lot of common Super Famicom releases. I will post some videos of some specific ones here.

Note that these probably aren’t from the Satellaview-downloaded versions – I’m just going with gut instinct in believing these specific ones are the same as they are on cartridges. These ones I downloaded are apparently Tool-Assisted Speedruns.

アクトレイザー

Actraiser. This should be a well-known one to you guys.

スーパーボンバーマン2

Super Bomberman 2. Oddly enough, I didn’t note other “Super Bomberman” entries.

スーパー桃太郎電鉄2

“Super Momotarou Densetsu 2”. Apparently this is a series of party-style board games themed around the ol’ Japanese story.

キッドクラウンの クレイジーチェイス

“Kidd Clown’s Crazy Chase”. A peculiar Super Nintendo game.

NicoNicoDouga URLs:
【TAS】 アクトレイザーSPノーダメージ
TAS スーパーボンバーマン2 クリアまで 256×224 22m54s
[TAS] SFC スーパー桃太郎電鉄2 岡山行ってきた
ヌルゲーマーによる『キッドクラウンのクレイジーチェイス』 2周目(HARD)


More Satellaview Radio, now with Dragon Quest… IX?

I actually have a lot of this one.

this strange radio program is 伊集院光の怪電波発信基地

Google translates the name of the program as “Mysterious Phone Calls”. I’ve heard from some translators I work with that the actual meaning implies that it’s a prank phone call show, but it seems quite a bit more random in that.

In particular, a segment of the show is apparently a skit called “Dragon Quest IX”. Wait, isn’t that gonna be on the DS soon? Wow, how time flies….

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