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Also known as: Kisuishou Densetsu Astal (JP)
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Astal is an underrated platformer/beat-'em-up hybrid for the Sega Saturn. The American release is notorious for lazily having the protagonist use his Japanese voice clips during gameplay, and English-dubbed voice clips (from a voice actress with a much deeper voice) in cutscenes.
Unused Mario Sprite
Located at 0xFE90 in APT.BIN is a sprite of a rather timid-looking Mario, likely left by a supporter of Nintendo on the game's art team.
Also in APT.BIN at 0x1A44C there are a few unusual and debug-related strings:
Hi! Come come everybody. Guu... I'm sleepinggguuu... STAT ERR FILM Cpk system is not initialized.
The same messages can also be found in BPT.BIN at 0x60FC and CPT.BIN at 0x60E0.
In the options menu, press Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Down, L, R, Start on controller 2. "Secret Mode" will appear at the top of the screen to confirm correct entry of this part of the code. Now head back to the main menu and press Up, Down, Left, Right, L, R, A, Y, C, Z, B, X on controller 1. A stage select option will be added to the menu to confirm correct entry. Select it the open the level select proper.
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- There are 5 hidden "Sega!" voices in the Japanese version of the game, featuring an alternative Antowas voice, Astal, Geist, Gerardo and Leda.
- In the Japanese version, Astal has five life points and unlimited continues. This was dropped to three life points and one continue in the US version.
- In the Japanese version, the song "Let Me Try Again" that plays during the game's intro movie includes vocals. The US version is instrumental. However, the vocal version can be heard by playing the game's CD in a standard CD player.