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Translations: Puzzle Boy for the PCE.
« on: February 29, 2008, 05:56:37 pm »

Update By: KingMike

Today I am releasing an English translation patch for the PC Engine version of Puzzle Boy.

Puzzle Boy is a block-pushing puzzle game you may remember on the Game Boy as Kwirk. (Though there was also an FDS version called Puzzle Boys. That is because the FDS and GB versions had you controlling multiple characters on some levels, while the PCE version seems to be entirely a solo effort.)

This is a small translation that I think went well for a test effort on doing a PCE translation. Along with some docs from David Shadoff on the forum, I was able to piece together a translation with mednafen and a tracer version of HuGo. Though I wouldn't recommend playing the game with the latter.
It should be complete, but a couple of the later levels got me, so I haven't been able to finish the game. I also don't know if the Com-link mode needs any additional translation (haven't heard of any emulators supporting the TurboExpress cable).

RHDN Puzzle Boy Page

Relevant Link: (http://kingmike.emuxhaven.net)

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Re: Translations: Puzzle Boy for the PCE.
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 09:39:36 pm »
Heh. Translators sure have weird ideas. Kwirk was probably the only game ever credited to Atlus and Acclaim. I think another one had an even more bizarre English name, like Amazing Tater or something.

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Re: Translations: Puzzle Boy for the PCE.
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 10:34:31 pm »
Amazing Tater is actually the sequel to Kwirk.
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Re: Translations: Puzzle Boy for the PCE.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 12:24:21 am »
This looks like that minigame from Nocturne.


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Re: Translations: Puzzle Boy for the PCE.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 04:41:14 am »
Goes to show Atlus from day one loved odd games.