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Developed by ›› Konami
Published by ›› Konami
Published on ›› January 7th, '94
Platform ›› SNES
Genre ›› Platformer
First Release ›› November 14th, '13
Current Version ›› 1.00
Released on ›› November 14th, '13

TwinBee Rainbow Bell Adventure

Major Release ~ Shin Megami Tensei if... v1.00 Shin Megami Tensei: if...
# Posted on October 25th, 2018 07:06 AM by Gideon Zhi
It´s been a long road, but today AGTP releases a complete translation for Shin Megami Tensei if... on the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom. For me personally this journey has encompassed a second undergraduate degree, a cross-country move, a complete career change, multiple periods of both employment and unemployment, the licensure of one of our translation patches, and the beginnings of a family, in addition to having to deal with several project-related IRC and Discord raids, hate speech, and generalized harassment from the SMT community at large. It´s done, and I *will* maintain the patch should anyone find any bugs or typos. But that´s it.

I do this for the enjoyment of the process, to challenge myself to produce work of ever-higher caliber. if... hits a high enough bar at this point that I´m satisfied releasing it. I hope everyone who´s been clamoring for the patch gets some enjoyment out of it; I´ll let the game speak for itself.

With Majin Tensei 2 being mostly done elsewhere, don´t expect any further Megami Tensei work out of AGTP. No updated patch for SMT1, no back-porting of if...´s work into SMT2, no Majin Tensei 1. I´m done. To those who were looking forward to the aforementioned, I truly apologize. Maybe focus on cleaning up your community.

And now, I´m going on vacation.
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Major Release ~ Laplace´s Demon Reaches v2.00 Laplace´s Demon
# Posted on September 6th, 2018 08:29 AM by Gideon Zhi
Today marks a massive update to the old infamously bad Laplace´s Demon patch from 2001. The new version adds a completely re-edited script, fixes the issues with the text overwriting itself on-screen, fixes the out-of-order combat strings, throws in a new more typewritery font, expands item names and descriptions, and probably a lot more that I´m forgetting about. Granted, the old version was one of my very first forays into assembly-level hacking, so its crustiness at the time was somewhat understandable, but the new patch is a big enough change that I´m comfortable jumping the version number straight to v2.00. Enjoy!
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Major Release ~ Super Robot Wars Gaiden: The Elemental Lords Super Robot Wars Gaiden
# Posted on May 22nd, 2018 06:51 AM by Gideon Zhi
Today AGTP releases a complete translation for Super Robot Wars Gaiden: The Elemental Lords. This title details the very beginning of the saga surrounding Banpresto´s first original Super Robot War character, and includes aboslutely no licensed units: the story and characters are all entirely original. The art style additionally is non-SD and the game includes several additional tactical elements not present in other SRW titles. It is, in fact, as ideal entrypoint as possible for anyone not familiar with the series.

The translation is complete and without any known issues. Enjoy!
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Major Release ~ The Great Battle 1-5 in Celebration of AGTP´s 19th The Great Battle, The Great Battle 2 - Last Fighter Twin, The Great Battle 3, The Great Battle 4, The Great Battle 5
# Posted on March 7th, 2018 07:12 AM by Gideon Zhi
On this day it´s been 19 years since AGTP first opened its doors on PCPages, and we have five releases to celebrate!

A couple of months ago I was talking with TheMajinZenki and a few other folks about the English release of Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers, and thinking that it might be nice for folks to have a little context for some of the more esoteric pulls from Banpresto´s back catalog. We got it in our heads that it´d be a fun idea to do all five primary entries in Banpresto´s old The Great Battle series, giving people a glimpse into the history of Fighter Roar, Compatible Kaiser, Dark Brain, and the rest, and we figured that since they were relatively small games individually that it wouldn´t be all that tough to do. The job wasn´t without challenges, but here we have it!

I´ll be posting further updates about the states of various projects tomorrow, but for now I want to give these five games the spotlight. Enjoy!

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Major Release ~ Dark Half released Dark Half
# Posted on May 24th, 2015 05:52 PM by Gideon Zhi
Long has been the wait for a completed Dark Half translation, we´ve pulled it off! Dark Half is one of the games that first intrigued me when I started romhacking, and I consider it a privilege to have been able to give it the treatment it deserves. It´s a unique game with an interesting plot and some unusual gameplay mechanics, and it´s (hopefully) bug free! Enjoy!
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Major Release ~ Lagrange Point, now available! Lagrange Point
# Posted on October 22nd, 2014 01:07 PM by Gideon Zhi
It´s been more than a decade in the making, but Lagrange Point is finally available! I don´t really have much else to say that isn´t in the readme or on the game´s project page, so I´ll keep this short. Enjoy!
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Major Release ~ Super Robot Wars 2... twofer! Happy non-denominational holiday! Super Robot Wars 2
# Posted on December 24th, 2013 06:47 AM by Gideon Zhi
As Banpresto celebrates the announcement of SRW Z3 and a high-definition remake of the very first SRW, so too does Aeon Genesis. Launching today is the English version of Super Robot Wars 2 for the NES, with a heaping plateful of extras! Included is the previously-advertised optional music persistence patch as well as a patch that will completely remove the hack should you decide you don´t like it. But wait, that´s not all! Thanks to RHDN music guru optomon, we´ve replaced the awkwardly muzaky Tobe! Gundam theme song with Gallant Char, the track used in for UC units in SRW3, EX, and 4. As with music persistence, this patch is entirely optional, comes with a removal patch, and can be applied with any combination of the translation and music persistence patch, or it can just be applied on its own!

As if that weren´t enough, all this is releasing alongside a similarly-complete translation for the officially-emulated version of Super Robot Wars 2 on the GameBoy Advance!! I´ve managed to insert the NES translation into the Famicom Mini version of the game that was released in limited quantities as a promotional contest item. It´s probably inferior to the NES version, but hey, more options! Good stuff. Music Persistence and Gallant Char are both fully functional with the FamiMini version of the game as well, and are included as optional patches (and removal patches) with the translation. Now, this hasn´t been tested extensively, and might be prone to weird issues that may or may not be caused by the translation. It´s really hard to tell, and honestly it was thrown together pretty quickly as a what-if effort. Please report issues and findings on The Pantheon.
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Major Release ~ Royal Stone Royal Stone
# Posted on December 12th, 2013 09:35 AM by Gideon Zhi
I have an awful lot to do today, so I´m going to keep this short. Royal Stone is done! It´s a neat strategy/RPG for the Game Gear, and it´s the sequel to Crystal Warriors if you´re familiar with that. It´s a dramatic improvement over its predecessor and is easily one of the prettiest games on the platform. Enjoy!
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Major Release ~ Ys 5, At Long Last Ys V - Kefin, Lost City of Sand
# Posted on November 28th, 2013 12:01 AM by Gideon Zhi
I must admit, I am at a loss for words writing this. Ys 5 has been a trial in so many ways and it has been in the works for so long that I don´t feel like I could do it justice in a one- or two-paragraph blurb. As such, I will let the translation speak for itself: it is without issue (that I know of), and includes some fairly substantial under-the-hood modifications to data storage and menu structures. Despite how bumpy the road has been, or perhaps because of it, I am intensely proud of this release. Enjoy!

As a further note, earlier this week XSeed Games released Memories of Celceta for the PS Vita, and their Ys releases on Steam are currently on sale. If you enjoy Ys 5 and haven´t bought any other titles in the series, please give XSeed your business. In celebration I´ve updated the translation of Ys 4 Mask of the Sun, of which Memories of Celceta is a remake. This update brings some of the terminology in line with XSeed´s version and includes various other fixes to the text, including the nasty glitchy too-long strings that erased bits of the frame.

Lastly, I´ve updated TwinBee Rainbow Bell Adventure with a minor fix to the Battle mode screen.

I´m going to attempt to keep up a bi-weekly release schedule for the foreseeable future, but I don´t like to make any hard-and-fast promises for something like this unless I´ve already got something very nearly ready for release. I think I can manage it for at least two more, though!

In any case, Ys 5 is now available. Enjoy!
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Major Release ~ TwinBee Rainbow Bell Adventure Launches TwinBee Rainbow Bell Adventure
# Posted on November 14th, 2013 04:20 PM by Gideon Zhi
Today sees the release of TwinBee Rainbow Bell Adventure for the SNES! Translation is 100% complete, so enjoy! I´m not going to claim that this is the best platformer on the SNES or even that it´s one of the best, as it frankly can´t hold a candle to Mario, Metroid, Megaman X or Front Mission Gun Hazard (yes, I went there!) But it´s still a damn good game, and if you´re itching for a cute but challenging platformer with plenty of secrets to find, here´s a great chance to have a good scratch.

I´m currently planning another release for two weeks from today. Fingers crossed!
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