Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Rockman Battle & Fighters Translation Project Underway


Eighteen years after its release, you can finally play most of Rockman Battle & Fighters in English. Marc_Max has released an work-in-progress translation patch on ROMhacking.net. It translates ALL in-game dialogue, character interactions, and some menu prompts into English. The only things not translated are Main Menu graphics and the Database. Other than that everything is very much in a legible, playable state.

For the uninitiated, Rockman Battle & Fighters is a bite-sized compilation of Rockman: The Power Battles and Rockman 2: The Power Fighters for the Neo Geo Pocket. And if you've played either of those games, you know what's going on here: all bosses, all the time. It's a very simple, pick-up-and-play boss rush with some excellent sprite work to boot. It's worth checking out.

Grab the translation patch here!

3 comments:

  1. What I find most interesting about the game is how the sprites are largely based on the 8 Bit versions but have the extra flair of the redone MM7 style sprites.

    Like Mega Man is his classic recognizable 8 Bit self, but has the “looking back and forth” idle animation of his MM7 sprite. I know it’s silly, I just find that approach rather interesting is all.

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    1. Actually, because of that I find Mega Man's sprite to be somewhat out of place compared to the rest of the cast. Not bad, just really noticeable in comparison

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  2. Still waiting on someone to translate the PSP ports of the Megaman Legends games. Mega Man translation teams will run out of other games to translate eventually.

    On a serious note, I always enjoy it when a Japanese-only game gets translated to English, even if the game's not something I'd play.

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