Monster Gate - Gameboy Advance
This game is a "Rogue Like" (i.e. You go into a randomly generated dungeon and pick stuff up) and is somewhat
like those Torneko games that Enix released. This one, however, is quite a bit of fun :) Apparently, or so
I've read, this is a port of an arcade game that Konami did at one point in time... I decided after playing
around with it for a while that I was missing out on some interesting story (there are cut scenes every few
dungeons) and that's why this translation was started. Bear with me now, this is my first translation :)
Gatsu - 12/7/2002 01:23
Well, it looks like I've hit my first road block :) Being a beyond unexperienced ROM hacker, and my limited
japanese knowledge, I've come to an impasse. The patch, as linked below, contains translations of almost
all of the cards you can pick up (there were 3 I couldn't come up with names for and 2 that I gave names
that I'm not sure of). Unfortunately all of the dialog and text that is displayed in the game is compressed
and I'm not sure what to do about that. Also, SOME of the graphics are compressed, and I did not delve into
finding and decompressing those graphics so they could be changed (the main game menu screen is one of those
Anyway, if you are an experienced ROM hacker, and want to help, let me know. I will also make
available to you the dinky little tool that I made for editing the tiles in the ROM. If you speak
Japanese and want to help with translating (if I ever get a text dump and decompress the rest of the graphics)
please let me know that as well.
Anyway, I'm not giving up yet... Enjoy the patch :)
Gatsu - 12/4/2002 23:55
So far I've translated about half of the card names and some of the larger text graphics. Things aren't exactly
moving quickly, but I hope to have all the script dumped soon. I've written a couple of tools to help me out with
things though (expect to see them here sometime). I am in need of a translator, since my japanese skills are
lacking somewhat, so if you know/are one, let me know :) Here's some screenshots for now :).
Monster Gate English v0.01 - 12/7/2002 01:23
Crappy page by Gatsu.
Please don't steal me.