A Satellaview research blog.

A paradise of cinema and RPGs… and tides of sound.

Hey, LuigiBlood here. Interesting developments have been happening lately, but here’s the Satellaview goods first.

The following dumps are courtesy of PrincessBeef, who bought a couple Memory Packs and dumped them, we found new previously undumped content.


A cinema e-magazine for the Satellaview, providing a story overview, impressions and context of Vampires, Runaway and There’s something about Mary, as well as some mail Q&As.

It also brings some cool music with it, so I did a SPC rip of them… and I randomly find a short Zelda jingle in there for some reason.

View Cinema Paradise – Vol. 4 | ビュー・シネマ・パラダイス vol.4
ROM Download

View Cinema Paradise – Vol. 4 | ビュー・シネマ・パラダイス vol.4
SPC Download

 

Next is another RPG Tsukuru 2 game that was previously undumped.


It is called Organic Stone. There was apparently a teaser version, but this seems to be a one part full story, so that’s pretty cool. My research is that this is a game produced by ASCII staff and that the story is apparently pretty serious and not really about humor.

Unfortunately my lack of japanese knowledge prevent me to understand more.

Reminder that to play it, you need to insert the Memory Pack on RPG Tsukuru 2, and then go to the first menu, and then the 3rd option (Sample Game) and then select the 2nd game (see screenshot).

Organic Stone – Main Story | オーガニックストーン 本編
ROM Download

Here’s also a couple of redumps:

Columbus no Tamagoyaki – Dai-1-kai (07-05)
ROM Download

Sutte Hakkun – 98 Fuyu Event Version
ROM Download

Sutte Hakkun – BS Version 2 (10-06)
ROM Download

 


If you were following my Twitter last week, I have released a bunch of St. GIGA related aircheck recordings and natural sounds courtesy of an anonymous person who trusted me for the release:

You can now find 80+ hours of St. GIGA’s Tide of Sound radio program here: https://archive.org/details/stgigaarchive

As well as a rip of a couple discs of OCEAN BLUE filled with St. GIGA recordings of natural sounds all around the world here: https://archive.org/details/oceanblue_cdrip

It is very easy to forget that St. GIGA was also providing their own radio service, a pretty ambient radio that wasn’t successful enough to sustain more than a decade.
To access that service, you had to pay a subscription fee, unlike the Satellaview service.

A lot of people don’t know that the Satellaview service was actually free to use (equipment aside), because the data transmission was descrambled, and there was a small window of time where the audio (soundlink) was also descrambled and dedicated to the Satellaview service. They relied on advertisements to keep the cash flowing at the time.

The reception of these St. GIGA content releases was great, I feel like today if St. GIGA still existed, they could have been able to reach a bigger audience.

 

Anyway, that’s about it for this post, have fun with the new releases 🙂

Well, speak of the Shirikon Chounaikai!

So, merely a day after this post is the upload date of a NicoNicoDouga upload;

爆笑問題のシリコン町内会・96年6月末くらい?

Yeah, so I posted about a week later. I tend to like taking a bit of time on pad out my postings. ^^;

I’m gonna assume once again that folks at NND are posting things in response to the blog again. Which is always a good thing.
I really appreciate this stuff. 🙂
I owe a lot to the Satellaview fans that browse and upload to NicoNicoDouga; without them, this blog may not have come to exist.
I hope that, sometime (particularly after I learn some Japanese better), I’ll be able to give back to them in a more direct manner.
For now, though, hopefully this simple message will work:
ありがとうございます。

Bakusho Mondai no Shirikon Chounaikai is a radio program, it’s format being pretty similar to the various other ones I’ve obtained so far.
シリコン町内会 translates to “Silicon Neighborhood Association”, and the show seems to cover various Nintendo news and games.
The title of the NND up suggests that no one is certain exactly when this particular episode broadcasted. It’s tentatively marked on the June 1996 date because… well, about mid-way in, a Nintendo 64 radio ad is prominently featured. It’s kinda eerie to think about, actually… that ad may have marked a moment when the Satellaview’s days were numbered.

BTW, the audio doesn’t quite match up with what the ROM shows. There’s likely more episodes yet to be heard.

Embed after the “more” link.

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Bakusho Mondai’s own “After School King”… and something else?

So, before getting into the meat of the article, I’ll note that I’ve attempted to change the “cake” icon on the address bar of the page to something more appropriate. Hope it works well!

*coughcough*

Anyway! A bit ago, NicoNicoDouga, you know how this typically goes, right? Based on what I could get out from the audio clips, this is essentially the “complete” episode of the radio show where they talked about Tactics Ogre a lot.

“After School King” went through a lot of different hosts. I wonder why that is?
I still haven’t gotten any archives of the “Shirikon Chounaikai” show that the 2nd ROM down here is based off of.

爆笑問題の放課後の王様・ゲーム部1995年12月30日
NicoNico.com link

There was also another radio program uploaded under the “Satellaview” search, but I don’t think it’s related to the Satellaview specifically… it’s dated 2005. Well, I only have myself to blame for not being able to read Japanese enough. If anyone can help me figure this little tidbit out, that’d be nice. Regardless of it’s relevance, it’s got the “St.GIGA” branding, so it should be useful regardless. The title Google-Translates out as “Analog Waves”.

[BS-5ch]アナログ放送停波2005.03.31[St.GIGA]
NicoNico.com link

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Satellaview Profiles – Hikaru Ijuin (伊集院光)

For a while, I’ve been trying to look up some of the personalities associated with the Satellaview – mostly for the programs they were associated with in the service itself, as well as a sampling of some of their other contents.

This article should have some nice bits about the Comedian Hikaru Ijuin. Proper Japanese spelling 伊集院光.

You’ve probably seen that name on this blog already. That’s because Hikaru Ijuin is the host of
伊集院光の放課後の王様 (“Hikaru Ijuin’s After School King”)
as well as
伊集院光の怪電波発信基地 (Was never quite sure, but I think now it’s meant to be “Hikaru Ijuin’s Bizarre Radio Signals”)
Of which I put some of the episodes up on here. In fact, it seems I may have indeed put up all of “After School King” – according to the Japanese Wikipedia that program aired from 95-96, while the latter show aired from 96-97.

He’s had a long history of other programming, sandiwching his two Satellaview programs like giant-size buns that make you ask where the beef is.

In both of the programs, Ijuin and his guests, Laughing Group (笑組) – would voice out ongoing serial comic skits during set time intervals, each consisting of a thematic “gag”, like the Reverse Funny Aneuryism “Dragon Quest IX” skits, or skits involving sexy girl voices.

Rather certain now that that kind of stuff, Nintendo would no longer let fly.

Hikaru Ijuin has quite a lot of his content uploaded on NicoNicoDouga – in fact, for all the Satellaview radio I’ve got, there’s nearly double in terms of unrelated radio shows. Most of the stuff is more his recent works than his past works, however.