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Rockman & Forte - Player Switching

Hack of Rockman & Forte

Description:

As the title suggests, you can switch between Rockman and Forte during game play.

You can choose which player to start with. When the game starts, you can change characters by jumping while pressing SELECT.

There might be bugs, so report it to Puresabe if found.

Compatible with translation hacks, but be mindful of which order you apply this as this is for a No-Header ROM.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Rockman & Forte (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: BCD2FC38B4E4BF6B811B00301F349E85CA48FE1A
  • File/ROM CRC32: 5047E0D4

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
PuresabeHacking

User Review Information

Good despite limitations

Reviewed By: lastdual on 26 Apr 2019

Criticism of Rockman & Forte often centers around the perceived issue that the level design feels tailored to Forte, while the bosses are geared more towards being taken on by Rockman. This patch eliminates such issues by allowing you to switch characters on the fly and thus makes the game a smoother experience overall. That said, it does have some limitations.

Despite only recently having been uploaded here, the patch has been in the wild for several years. I discovered it some time ago and have been using it ever since, but it needs to be said that while you can technically switch characters at almost any time, that doesn’t mean that you should. For example, the game calculates boss health differently depending on whether you enter the battle as Rockman or Forte, so switching characters mid-fight can really mess with the game’s balance. Thankfully, Rockman games give you that before-the-boss hallway, so make your choice there and stick with it for best results.

The Readme notes other issues that are worth considering (basically avoid swapping characters under circumstances that are out of the ordinary), but while it warns you to save often, I haven’t actually experienced any crashes in normal play. The benefits outweigh the risks here, and I might even go so far as to say that this is the way the game really ought to be played, just so long as you play it smart about when to swap.

Version 0.02 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Good despite limitationslastdual26 Apr 20190.02Yes