Alex Mitchell

New Bahamut Lagoon Translation Exits Beta

After nine updates, a Bahamut Lagoon fan translation project—led by notable emulation developer Near, with a script by prolific translator Tom—has finally reached v1.0 status on the 25th anniversary of the game’s original release date. Although the initial beta release was stable, feature complete, and playable to completion, the seven week open beta gave the […]

Ray Commend

The Segaxtreme Saturn 26th Anniversary Game Competition

The Sega Saturn continues to provide new experiences for gamers thanks to the many hard-working developers on a mission to draw upon every last bit of the consoles latent power. The Segaxtreme Saturn 26th Anniversary Game Competition, which started on September 1, 2020 with the winner being announced on January 16, 2021 had a slew […]

samson7point1

Saturn Grandia English Translation Release Candidate Published

Since September of 2018 TrekkiesUnite118 has been working on an English translation patch for the Saturn version of the JRPG Grandia.  I’ve written about this project a couple of times before when it passed a milestone, and now the story seems to be finally coming to a close. Early this month thanks to some absolute […]

Alex Mitchell

New Bahamut Lagoon Translation Enters Open Beta

Bahamut Lagoon, a Squaresoft RPG released late in the life of the SNES, has just received a new fan translation in anticipation of its twenty-fifth anniversary. Released for the Japanese market in February 1996—well after the launch of the first Playstation—Bahamut Lagoon was never officially localized for the international market but has none the less garnered […]

SmokeMonster

Sega Saturn’s Valhollian Translated to English

The Sega Saturn Strategy-RPG, Zanma Chou Ougi: Valhollian (Datt Japan, 1998) has been translated to English by Garrett Greenwalt, Paul Met, Aishsha, and Pennywise. This will be of interest to fans of JRPGs like Shining Force. It was a Japanese exclusive and has never appeared in English until now. Sega Retro has some good information […]

Alex Mitchell

“LSD: Dream Emulator” fan-translation released

An English fan-translation has been released for experimental cult-classic “LSD: Dream Emulator”. Originally sold in 1998 for the Playstation, LSD has remained a Japanese exclusive even after its re-release on the Playstation Network in 2010. A bizarre curio for collectors and importers, LSD could be described broadly as an early entry in the “Walking Simulator” […]

SmokeMonster

Ninja Gaiden PC Engine English Patch by David Shadoff

Dave Shadoff is a PC Engine developer who has been working behind the scenes for decades, researching the platform’s hardware and sharing his findings with other developers. He has also aided translators and has published a number of translated ROMs himself. He is currently working on MiSTer’s FPGA core. Recently, on the SmokeMonster Elite Discord, […]

Ray Commend

Traffic Safety Game Uncovered for the SMS

The SMS Power forums recently uncovered and released an extremely rare Japanese game about traffic safety for the Sega Master system.  If that wasn’t impressive enough, the community has also released a translation patch so that English speakers can also play this title! According to the research done by a someone with the pseudonym SukaSega, […]

samson7point1

Project To Localize Saturn Version of Grandia

Over on the SegaXtreme forums a member by the name TrekkiesUnite118 has started a thread about using the English translation from the Playstation version of Grandia to localize the Japanese Saturn version. https://segaxtreme.net/threads/translating-grandia.24330/ In its day Grandia was an incredible technical achievement and remains one of my favorite games of all time.  I have always […]

SmokeMonster

Panorama Cotton English Translation Released for Sega Genesis

Malias and SamIAm released an English translation of Panorama Cotton for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, after 10 years of casual work. Panorama Cotton is a great game, and the new translation polishes it up just like a new officially licensed release: Panorama Cotton is a fun, colorful cute ‘em up rail shooter. This patch translates […]