Nintendo Entertainment System
Shell Monsters Story
|Released By||KingMike's Translations|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||Requires Custom Patcher|
|Game Date||18 November 1988|
|Release Date||16 April 2006|
|Last Modified||17 February 2016|
Yet another Dragon Warrior/Quest clone. In this, you take the role of a generic hero… who wears a shell on his back; I assume it’s a turtle shell. And you have to look for three other beings (monsters) that also have shells on their backs so you can all save the world.
So yes, it is a generic RPG storyline. The game is a generic RPG. The battles are quite tough, though. The first few fights will be frustrating at the very least, because even the weakest enemies need at least three turns -each- to be killed, and you start the game alone. The music’s decent, and the graphics are kinda simple when you’re in the overworld, but the monsters look allright, and they change a bit when they’re almost defeated.
This is a complete translation aside from a few minor graphical glitches. It uses the Namcot 106 mapper (iNES mapper #19). The patch works only on the properly dumped Japanese ROM. I believe this is Kaijyu Monogatari (J). You will need to expand the Japanese ROM from 256KB to 384KB before applying the patch. Consult the readme for further information.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Kaijuu Monogatari (Japan).nes - NOINTRO
- CRC32: BA99E90F
- MD5: 3EAB9407EF006BC31B3D09134F76272D
- SHA-1: 86DD7674F0C782B9391B2F4F26BC00BEAECF72FB
- SHA-256: 6582A2395C02486493369AF10F690205DCD9FD41F59F6522D76B05C52105752D