Sequels were usually a good thing for a well-designed SNES game. This week’s Rom Hack Roundup features three sequels to North American games that never got translated to English, officially anyways. The translation patches are available to play these great games in English. You can check our always-present ROM patching tutorial for more info on getting started.
This week’s Rom Hack Roundup covers several great platformers for the SNES that have been fan-translated to English. Platformers are an iconic part of gaming history. Like other genres, there are some excellent late-life-cycle SNES platformers that only came out in Japan. Now, you can just follow our trusty Rom patching utility and play these awesome games in English.
Try If You Like: Metal Warriors, Cybernator, Assault Suits Valken
Squaresoft’s spiritual successor of Assault Suits Valken, Cybernator and Metal Warriors has a complex plot set in the year 2064 where a secret organization called The Society manipulates global politics. You take the role of the president’s bodyguard. It plays like a classic mech-warrior platformer but with heavier story elements and plot. The graphics are excellent and tight controls make it a load of fun to fly around in a giant robot suit. The soundtrack is created by the same duo who composed the amazing Chrono Trigger soundtrack. It’s definitely an underrated soundtrack you should add to your collection.
There are some video games that are just so well designed and immersive, that you wish they’d never end. Instead of just playing them over and over, some have decided to make their own unofficial sequels by hacking and changing the original ROM. One such game that fits these criteria for many who love the 16-bit era is Super Metroid. The game is flawlessly designed and full of secrets that are still being discovered years later.
Super Metroid: Zero Mission is the ultimate Super Metroid remake. Using tilesets and area themes from the Gameboy Advance Zero Mission, this version of the game plays like an obvious successor to the 1994 classic. With new enemies, new weapons and a world almost 3 times as big as the original’s, you will be kept busy for a long time.