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Title Screen

Battle Arena Toshinden

Also known as: Nettou Toshinden (JP)
Developer: Betop
Publishers: Takara (JP), Nintendo (US/EU)
Platforms: Game Boy, Super Game Boy
Released in JP: March 22, 1996
Released in US: November 1996
Released in EU: 1996


TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


The Game Boy version of the Sony PlayStation launch fighter. It also adds Uranus and Gaia V2 from the PlayStation game's sequel.

Text Mode

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At the Takara logo, press B, A, Left, Right, B, A, Down, Up, B, A. This code is unlockable, and given to you after you beat the game on Expert mode. You can view any of the 208 in-game text messages.

(Source: gamefaqs.com)

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan US Europe
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Text Scripts

The US and the European version has different text scripts. Most of the text messages in the European version has been rewritten in the US version.

The text script in the US version is smaller, sometimes fixes some grammar, but actually made a lot of new errors. For example, they changed "HERE COMES A CHALLENGER" to "HEAR COMES A CHALLENGER" for some reason. Also, they replaced all final special messages of the four hidden characters, which should reveal its special moves, with one message that doesn't seem to appear to be displayed at all:
'WHILE LIFE GAUGE FLICKERING' SHOULD BE CHANGED TO 'WHILE LIFE GAUGE IS FLICKERING.'

The portion of the European script contains the removed script messages still sitting in the US ROM starting at 0x230F6, and this is the main evidence that the US version is the latest one.

Victory Quotes

Europe US
THE YOUNG WINS ALWAYS! THE YOUNG ALWAYS WIN!
I CAN'T STILL FIND MY FATHER,

BUT I'M HAPPY THAT I SAW SOMETHING FUN.

I STILL CAN'T FIND MY FATHER,

BUT I'M HAPPY THAT I SAW SOMETHING FUN.

ASK ME TROUBLES OF LOVE. ASK ME ABOUT LOVE.
WHY CAN YOU LIE DOWN ON THE GROUND? WHY DO YOU LIE ON THE GROUND?
WHY DO YOU THINK YOU WERE DEFEATED? WHY DO YOU THINK YOU WERE BEATEN?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WANT TO GET ON SUCH ARMOR. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WANT TO PUT ON THIS ARMOR.
KAYIN! YOU HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO YET. KAYIN! YOU HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.
NOT SO SKILLFUL AS RUMORED. NOT AS SKILLFUL AS RUMORED.
YOU SHOULD THANK ME FOR HAVING BEEN BEATEN! YOU SHOULD THANK ME!
YOU WERE GREAT, GAIA! YOU'RE GREAT, GAIA!
WITH THAT POOR SKILL, DON'T USE MY NAME AS YOURS. WITH THAT POOR SKILL, DON'T USE MY NAME.
URANUS, GOOD FIGHT! GOOD FIGHT, URANUS!
YOU CAN'T BEAT ME, EVEN WITH YOUR ARMOR OFF. ONLY WITH YOUR ARMOR OFF CAN YOU BEAT ME.
YOU ARE WEAK. I EXPECTED BETTER. YOU ARE WEAK. EXPECTATIONS TOO HIGH?
I TOOK IT EASY ON YOU. ARE YOU O.K.? I WASN'T TOO HARD ON YOU. ARE YOU OK?
EVERYBODY CAN IMITATE THE STYLE ONLY. EVERYBODY CAN ONLY IMITATE THE STYLE.
HE IS WEAK. I EXPECTED TOO MUCH? HE IS WEAK. I EXPECTED MORE.
I'LL BEAT ANYBODY WHO COMES IN FRONT OF ME! I'LL BEAT ANYONE WHO GETS IN MY WAY.

Opening

Europe US
EIJI, A LETTER TO YOU.

EIJI, ARE YOU GOING AGAIN?

EMI, SORRY!

EIJI RUN AWAY, HOLDING A LETTER

OF INVITATION TO THE TOURNAMENT IN HIS HAND.

EIJI, A LETTER FOR YOU.

EIJI, ARE YOU GOING AGAIN?

SORRY! EIJI RAN AWAY, HOLDING A LETTER

OF INVITATION TO THE TOURNAMENT IN HIS HAND.

I WANT TO STOP LOOKING AFTER MY

DAUGHTER AND PLAY AROUND OUTDOORS.

IF I WIN THE TOURNAMENT,

PRETTY GIRLS WILL COME TO ME.

MOTIVATED BY A VERY STRONG DESIRE,

KAYIN FOUND HIMSELF HEADING

FOR THE TOURNAMENT.

I WANT TO STOP LOOKING AFTER MY

DAUGHTER AND HAVE SOME FUN. IF I WIN THE TOURNAMENT,

ALL THE GIRLS WILL COME TO ME.

MOTIVATED BY THAT THOUGHT,

KAYIN HEADED FOR THE TOURNAMENT.

WHY HAVE I NEVER BEEN AWARE OF IT BEFORE?

I DO NOT HAVE A BOYFRIEND! FOR A START,

I MUST CAPTURE MEN WHO WILL COME TO FIGHT.

HOLDING HER WHIP AND THE LETTER, SOFIA LEFT RUSSIA.

I AM SO UNHAPPY. I HAVE NO BOYFRIEND!

I MUST CAPTURE FIGHTING MEN.

HOLDING HER WHIP AND THE LETTER,

SOFIA LEFT RUSSIA FOR THE TOURNAMENT.

I WON'T TOLERATE THEM ANY MORE!! HEY, YOU!!

OH, MR. RUNGO, GOOD MORNING!

THIS IS A LETTER OF INVITATION.

SHUT UP! WHERE ARE MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER?

BOTH ARE O.K. THEN, SEE YOU LATER.

THE CAR RAN AWAY,

WITH RUNGO STANDING THERE ALONE.

THE IRON BODY BEGAN TO HEAT UP WITH ANGER

BECOMING MORE AND MORE FURIOUS.

I WON'T TOLERATE THEM ANYMORE!!

HEY, YOU!! OH, MR. RUNGO. GOOD MORNING!

THIS LETTER ARRIVED FOR YOU.

SHUT UP! WHERE ARE MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER?

BOTH ARE OK. SEE YOU LATER.

THE CAR SPEED AWAY.

RUNGO STOOD THERE ALONE.

HIS IRON BODY BEGAN TO HEAT UP WITH ANGER.

HE BECAME MORE AND MORE FURIOUS.

MR. FO!

WHAT DO YOU WANT? ARE YOU EAGER TO BE BEATEN?

THEY SAY URANUS BEGAN TO MOVE AGAIN.

HUM! ONE MORE PLEASURE FOR ME.

HE RESUMED DRINKING,

THINKING OVER HOW HE COULD BEAT URANUS.

MR. FO!

WHAT DO YOU WANT? ARE YOU EAGER TO BEATEN?

THEY SAY URANUS BEGAN TO MOVE AGAIN.

HUM! ONE MORE PLEASURE FOR ME.

FO RESUMED DRINKING,

THINKING HOW HE COULD BEAT URANUS.

HE COULDN'T FIND ANY REASON WHY

THAT LETTER WAS SENT TO HIM.

ON THE BACK OF THE LETTER,THE ADDRESS READ

TO MR. G

EARLY IN THE NEXT MORNING,

MONDO LEFT HIS VILLAGE,

HOLDING THAT LETTER IN HIS HAND.

HE DIDN'T KNOW WHY THAT LETTER WAS SENT TO HIM.

ON THE BACK OF THE LETTER, THE ADDRESS READ,

'TO MR. G.' EARLY THE NEXT MORNING,

MONDO LEFT HIS VILLAGE HOLDING

THAT LETTER IN HIS HAND.

AT LAST, I GOT THE CHANCE TO FIGHT AGAIN.

IN ORDER TO BEAT EIJI DOWN,

DUKE FURTHER IMPROVED HIS SKILL.

CONVINCED OF HIS VICTORY,

HE STARTED FOR THE TOURNAMENT.

FINALLY, A CHANGE TO FIGHT EIJI AGAIN!

IN ORDER TO DEFEAT EIJI,

DUKE IMPROVED HIS FIGHTING SKILL.

CONVINCED HE WILL BE VICTORIOUS,

HE HEADED FOR THE TOURNAMENT.

EVERYTHING IS DULL THESE DAYS.

NOBODY WANTS TO PLAY AROUND WITH ME.

AND, I CAN'T STILL FIND MY FATHER.

THEN, ELLIS RECEIVED A LETTER OF INVITATION.

IF I GO TO THE ARENA,

I MAY BE ABLE TO FIND FATHER.

GO AND JOIN THE TOURNAMENT!

EVERYTHING IS DULL THESE DAYS!

NOBODY WANTS TO PLAY,

AND I STILL CAN'T FIND MY FATHER.

ELLIS RECEIVED A LETTER OF INVITATION.

IF I GO TO THE ARENA,

I MAY BE ABLE TO FIND FATHER!

I'M GOING TO THE TOURNAMENT!

YOU MAY USE THIS ARMOR.

YOU SHOULD BEAT WEAK WORRIERS FOR ME.

YES, SIR. PLEASE TRUST ME.

WITH THAT ARMOR ON, YOU CAN WIN ANY FIGHT.

BE CAREFUL!

YES, SIR. I'LL BE CAREFUL.

YOU MAY USE THIS ARMOR.

YOU SHOULD BEAT WEAK WARRIORS FOR ME. YES, SIR.

PLEASE TRUST ME. WITH THAT ARMOR ON,

YOU CAN WIN ANY FIGHT.

BE CAREFUL! YES, SIR. I'LL BE CAREFUL.

THE WIND MOVED AGAIN.

THE WIND DECIDES WHERE HE GOES TO.

THE WIND WAS BLOWING TO THE ARENA.

HE BEGAN TO WALK.

THE WIND HAS MOVED AGAIN.

THE WIND DECIDES HIS PATH.

THE WIND BLEW IN THE DIRECTION OF THE ARENA.

HE BEGAN TO WALK TOWARDS THE ARENA.

URANUS WANTS TO CHALLENGE IN THE TOURNAMENT AGAIN?

WHAT'S IN HER MIND?

ANYWAY, I'LL DISCIPLINE HER.

URANUS WANTS TO FIGHT IN THE TOURNAMENT AGAIN?

WHAT'S IN HER HEAD? I'LL DISCIPLINE HER.

Ending

Europe US
EIJI! I CAUGHT YOU HERE!

EMI, SORRY, BUT I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT FIGHTING.

YES, I KNOW. I WON'T WAIT FOR YOU ANY MORE.

WHAT!! NO KIDDING!

EIJI! I CAUGHT YOU HERE! SORRY, EMI,

BUT I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT FIGHTING.

YES,I KNOW. I WON'T WAIT FOR YOU ANYMORE.

FROM NOW ON, I WILL GO WITH YOU

WHAT? NO KIDDING!

HUM! SOFIA DISAPPEARED WITH HIM,

DON'T GET A BIG HEAD!

ELLIS? WHY ARE YOU HERE?

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW COOL I AM. GET OUT OF SIGHT!

FRENCH KISS!!

STOP IT! YOU! WHEN YOU LOVE ME, JUST SAY SO!

BUT I CAN'T. I HAVE A DAUGHTER.

BUT, SO ASTONISHED WITH HIS MISUNDERSTANDING.

HUM! SOFIA DISAPPEARED WITH HIM,

TAKING NO NOTICE OF ME! SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER?

DON'T GET A BIG HEAD! ELLIS, WHY ARE YOU HERE?

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW COOL I AM.

GET OUT OF MY SIGHT! KISS!! STOP IT, YOU!

IF YOU LOVE ME, JUST SAY SO!

I CAN'T. I HAVE A DAUGHTER.

ELLIS JUST WANTED TO CELEBRATE KAYIN'S VICTORY.

URANUS! YOU LOOK SO STRANGE!!

BUT, YOU LOOK SEXY!!

HO, HO, HO,...

NOTHING CAN STOP THAT OLD MAN...

URANUS! YOU LOOK GOOD!!

HO HO HO... NOTHING CAN STOP THAT OLD MAN...

SOMETHING STRANGE! THIS FIGHT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE

RELATED WITH ME AT ALL.

WHAT? HUM, TO MR. GAIA

SO, IT WAS DELIVERED TO A FALSE ADDRESS.

NOTHING MORE TO DO. I'LL GO HOME.

HE DID NOT GET ANGRY WITH A PLAIN MISTAKE

BUT LEFT THE SCENE.

SOMETHING STRANGE. THIS FIGHT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE

RELATED TO ME AT ALL. WHAT? HUM...TO MR. GAIA.

SO IT WAS DELIVERED TO A FALSE ADDRESS?

NOTHING MORE TO DO, THEN. I'LL GO HOME.

HI, DUKE.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR VICTORY!! LET'S TRY AGAIN.

HUM, I'LL WIN THE NEXT FIGHT, TOO. ANY TIME I'M OK.

(WHAT IS THIS? WHAT IS MY HEART BEATING AGAINST?

A STRANGE FEELING...

SHOULD I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH EIJI?)

WHAT ARE YOU MURMURING?

NO. WAIT, WAIT. EIJI!!

OUGH! WHAT?

BEING IMPATIENT,

DUKE RUSHED AT EIJI AND GOT COUNTER ATTACK

DUKE WAS KNOCKED AWAY. BUT, LOOKED HAPPY.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR VICTORY!!

WE SHOULD FIGHT AGAIN REAL SOON.

NEXT TIME I'LL BE THE VICTOR.

SO BORED! THEY ARE ALL INDIFFERENT TO ME.

MY FATHER WEARS A STRANGE COSTUME.

BUT, I NEVER GIVE UP!

KEEP STANDING FIRM, ELLIS!

BUT, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MEET A MAN FOR YOU HERE!

I'M SO BORED!

THESE OPPONENTS ARE NO MATCH FOR ME.

MY FATHER WEARS A STRANGE COSTUME,

BUT I WON'T GIVE UP UNTIL I FIND HIM.

KEEP STANDING FIRM, ELLIS.

WHY! THESE FIGHTERS WERE SO WEAK.

I AM GENUINE GAIA! WHY! I CAN'T GET OFF THE ARMOR!

THESE FIGHTERS WERE SO WEAK!

I AM THE GREAT GAIA!

OH NO! I CAN'T GET THE ARMOR OFF!

OUGH! THIS SEEMS TO BE THE LAST.

REALLY, I CAN'T HOPE FOR A PEACEFUL JOURNEY.

THAT'S TRUE. HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY DESTINATION.

HE IS A FREE TRAVELLER WHO CONTINUES

TO BEAT THE OPPONENT DOWN.

OUGH! THIS SEEMS TO BE THE LAST.

I CAN'T HOPE FOR A PEACEFUL JOURNEY.

I HAVE NO DESTINATION.

I'M A FREE TRAVELLER.

NOW, WE ARE ALONE AT LAST.

NOW, LISTEN TO ME SINCE YOU LEFT ME,

I HAVE NOT BEEN QUITE CALM.

I HAVE THOUGHT OVER AND OVER.

NOW, I KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU.

OUGH! STOP IT! I HATE YOU!

LOOKING DOWN GAIA WHO WENT FAINT,

URANUS WAS STANDING ALONE.

ALONE AT LAST. LISTEN TO ME.

SINCE YOU LEFT, I HAVEN'T BEEN THE SAME.

I HAVE THOUGHT OVER AND OVER ABOUT THIS.

I LOVE YOU. STOP IT! I HATE YOU!

AFTER GAIA FAINTED, URANUS STOOD ALONE.

I DISCIPLINED URANUS A LITTLE. NOW, I'LL GO HOME.

FATHER! SAY YOU ARE MY FATHER!!

NO, I'M NOT!

(THAT'S ELLIS!

I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WANDERING AROUND HERE.)

YES, YOU ARE! URANUS SAID THAT MY FATHER IS GAIA!

(OUGH! A BIG TALKER, URANUS!!) GOODCBBYE, ELLIS!

HEY, WAIT! BUT, ELLIS DOESN'T CRY.

GAIA LEFT THE SCENE,

BECAUSE HE WAS ASHAMED OF HIS COSTUME.

NOW THAT I'VE BEATEN URANUS, I'LL GO HOME.

FATHER! YOU ARE MY FATHER! I AM NOT!

(THAT'S ELLIS! I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WANDERING

AROUND HERE.) YES, YOU ARE!

URANUS SAID THAT GAIA IS MY FATHER!

GOOD BYE, ELLIS. ELLIS WAS SAD, BUT SHE DIDN'T CRY.

GAIA LEFT BECAUSE HE WAS ASHAMED OF HIS COSTUME.

Extras

Europe US
THUS, THE TOURNAMENT FINISHED.

WHO WAS THE TRUE SPONSOR OF THIS BATTLE?

USEFUL NEWS FOR YOU WHO CLEARED EASY MODE!

ENTER →←AB COMMAND

WHILE ELLIS APPEARS IN THE DEMO.

YOU CAN SELECT GAIA AND SHO!

「USING GAIADDSHO」

→←AB WHILE ELLIS APPEARS IN THE DEMO

THE TOURNAMENT IS OVER.

WHO WAS THE TRUE SPONSOR OF THIS BATTLE? GOOD NEWS!

PRESS ((→←AB WHILE ELLIS APPEARS IN

THE DEMO TO SELECT GAIA AND SHO!))

VERY USEFUL NEWS FOR YOU

WHO CLEARED NORMAL MODE!

PRESS SELECT THREE TIMES WHILE TAKARA LOGO IS DISPLAYED.

YOU'LL FIND A NEW SPECIAL ATTACK ADDED,

OR YOU CAN PLAY THE GAME IN CCSCORCHER MODECC,

IN WHICH YOU CAN USE HIDDEN SPECIAL ATTACK ANY TIME!

「SCORCHER MODE」

PRESS SELECT THREE TIMES WHILE TAKARA LOGO IS DISPLAYED.

THEN, ENTER THE COMMANDS

↑↑ SELECT A ↓↓ SELECT B

WHILE THE TITLE LOGO IS DISPLAYED

WHEN SUPER GAMEBOY USED.

ALSO YOU CAN PLAY CCJET MODECC

IN WHICH CHARACTERS MOVE AT VERY HIGH SPEED.

「JET MODE」

ENTER ↑ ↑ SELECT A ↓ ↓ SELECT B

WHEN THE TITLE LOGO IS DISPLAYED.

GREAT NEWS! PRESS SELECT THREE

TIMES WHILE THE TAKARA LOGO IS DISPLAYED.

YOU'LL FIND A NEW SPECIAL ATTACK ADDED,

OR YOU CAN PLAY THE GAME IN 'SCORCHER MODE,'

WHICH LETS YOU USE HIDDEN SPECIAL ATTACKS ANY TIME!

SCORCHER MODE

PRESS SELECT THREE TIMES WHILE THE TAKARA LOGO IS

DISPLAYED.

THEN, PRESS ↑↑SELECT A AND ↓↓SELECT B ON THE

TITLE SCREEN WITH THE SUPER GAME BOY.

THIS LETS YOU PLAY IN 'JET MODE.'

CHARACTERS MOVE AT HIGH SPEED.

JET MODE

PRESS ↑↑SELECT A AND ↓↓SELECT B ON THE TITLE SCREEN.

VERY USEFUL NEWS FOR YOU WHO CLEARED HARD MODE!

ENTER THE COMMANDS ↑ ↓ A B → ← A B

WHEN ELLIS IS IN THE DEMO.

YOU CAN USE GAIA, SHO, GAIA2, AND URANUS!!

「FULL BATTLE MODE」 ENTER ↑ ↓ A B → ← A B

WHEN ELLIS APPEARS IN THE DEMO.

EXCELLENT NEWS!

PRESS ↑↓B →←AB WHEN ELLIS APPEARS TO

SELECT GAIA, SHO, GAIA2 AND URANUS!!

FULL BATTLE MODE

PRESS ↑↓AB →←AB WHEN ELLIS APPEARS IN THE DEMO.

FANTASTIC!

USEFUL NEWS FOR YOU WHO CLEARED EXPERT MODE!

PRESS BA←→BA↓↑BA WHILE TAKARA LOGO IS DISPLAYED.

YOU CAN VIEW THE CHARACTERS' DIALOGUE.

「TEXT MODE」 PRESS BA←→BA↓↑BA

WHILE TAKARA LOGO IS DISPLAYED.

FANTASTIC NEWS! PRESS BA←→BA↓↑BA

WHEN THE TAKARA LOGO

APPEARS TO VIEW CHARACTER DIALOGUE.

NOW, I'VE BEEN GIVEN A NEW FORCE!

NAME IT 「HYPER BATTER UP」!

「HYPER BATTER UP」, IN SCORCHER MODE.

PRESS ←↓↙·AB KEEP PRESSING DOWN IT FOR A WHILE.

THEN, RELEASE IT.

NOW, I'VE BEEN GIVE A NEW FORCE!

I NAME IT 「HYPER BATTER UP」! IN SCORCHER MODE,

PRESS ←↓↙AB. KEEP PRESSING FOR A WHILE,

THEN RELEASE IT.

FUO! I'LL TEACH MY SPECIAL MOVES TO YOU

「RED FIRE」 ↓↘→·B 「BLUE WATER」 →↓↘·B 「GREEN WIND」 ↓↙←·A

「DARK FINISH」 ↘↙↘←→·AB

「BAD END」 →↘↓↙←→·B WHILE THE LIFE GAUGE FLICKERING.

CAN YOU USE MY SECRET MOVES WELL?

「REKKUZAN」 ↓↘→·B 「HISHOZAN」 →↓↘·B 「SHISHOZAN」 ←↓↙·B

「SUISEIKYAKU」↓↙←·A IN THE AIR. 「RYUGEKIDAN」 ↘·A

「GEKKOSEN」 ↓↑·A IN THE AIR. 「SENKOUGA」 ↓↙←·A

「ENMACBRESSYUSAI」 ↓→↗↑↖←↓·AB

「BANKICBMOSYUKEN」 →↘↓↙←↙↓↘→·B

WHILE THE LIFE GAUGE FLICKERING.

NEW ATTACKS IN SCORCHER MODE.

「SHISHOCBTENSEI」 PRESS ↓↙←→·B

TO STOP THE OPPONENT'S ATTACK.

「JIGOKUCB GOKURAKUMON」 ↓↘→↘→·AB

I'LL TEACH MY SPECIAL MOVES TO YOU

「EAGLE RAGE (UPPER)」↓↘→·B

「EAGLE RAGE (LOWER)」↓↘→·A

「FIRE HAWK」 →←→←·B 「ARCHANGEL」 →↓↘·A 「MIRAGE」 ↓↘→↘→·AB

「PHOENIX」 ↓↘→←↙↓↘→·B

PRESS WHILE THE LIFE GAUGE FLICKERING.

I'LL SHOW YOU SOME SPECIAL MOVES I HAVE WORKED OUT

「FLAME BREATH」 ←↙↓↘→·B

「ENERGY SLASH」 ↓↙←·B

「ILLUSION ATTACK」 ↓↙←·A

「CHARGING THRUST」 →↓↘·B 「MOONLIGHT」 ←→·B

「DARK PUNISHER」 ↓↘→↘→·AB

「SKYHIGH KICK」 ↑↖←↙↓↘→·A

「FLAME DANCE」 ↑↖←↙↓↘→·B

「BLAZING BLOW」 →↘↓↙←↙↓↘→·A

PRESS A WHILE THE LIFE GAUGE FLICKERING.

A NEW ATTACK IN SCORCHER MODE.

「MEGA FLAME DANCE」 →←→←·AB

'WHILE LIFE GAUGE FLICKERING' SHOULD BE CHANGED

TO 'WHILE LIFE GAUGE IS FLICKERING.'

HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER

E N D

HEAR COMES A NEW CHALLENGER

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING