Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S (Game Gear)
|Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S|
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Magical girls walking right ... S!!
|Find Tuxedo Kamen|
Faithfulness to the source material seems to have been foremost on the developers' minds, as the game's graphics contain lots and lots of filler. It comes in a few different flavors depending on context, but simple colored Xes or boxes are most common. Exceptionally, Usagi's transformation sequence uses the letter S, while the Tuxedo Kamen password/results screen uses the letter T. It's not clear if they indicate material that was deleted or simply mark free space in the graphics.
|These tiles are loaded with the sprite graphics for the title screen. They seem to be meant to make up a circular object, or at least one-quarter of one, as the mockup above illustrates. Most likely these were supposed to be used to create a moon backdrop to better imitate the show's opening. The idea may have been scrapped for technical reasons; since the Game Gear can't flip sprites in hardware, creating a complete moon background would mean composing it as a tilemap with the logo graphic overlaid as sprites, which may have been more than the system (and/or programmers) could handle.|
|These tiles appear in the Luna-P Ball's Picnic minigame graphic set. Judging by their colors and sizes, they may have been placeholders for Luna, Artemis, and Luna-P before their graphics were completed.|
|A right-facing arrow is stored with the level sprite graphics. The game's other menus use right-facing arrows as cursors, so this might have been meant for a pause menu.|
|This vertical line is the second of the two tiles in the graphic set that contains the horizontal line indicating the selected number on the password screen, so it was presumably meant to be some sort of horizontal cursor.|
|This curl of smoke(?) is part of the graphic set for Usagi's ending. Probably meant to appear around one of the bubbling beakers in the ending scene.|
|A few filler tiles appear in the boss projectile graphic set near the first boss's projectile (shown on the far left for context). These seem to clearly be a case of material being deleted, since the rest of the graphic set just uses blank tiles as padding. Either there were supposed to be more projectiles, or this one was supposed to be animated.|
|A small っ character is included as part of the Usagi/Chibi-Usa graphics in the Find Tuxedo Kamen minigame. It's loaded at the same position that that character would normally appear in menus and is clearly meant to be used, but it so happens that none of the dialogue in that minigame uses it.|
In the Find Tuxedo Kamen minigame, this placeholder message is associated with the door that Tuxedo Kamen hides behind. It would show up if the "normal" message display routine was called on that door, but doesn't because the game uses an alternate routine when the correct door is picked.
1かいにいるよ 2かいにいるよ 3かいにいるよ
He's on floor 1. He's on floor 2. He's on floor 3.
Also in the Kamen-hunting minigame, these three hints would indicate which floor Kamen is hiding on. The game selects from a handful of premade door layouts instead of actually randomizing the placement, but these messages aren't assigned to a door in any configuration. Messages for the fourth and fifth floors are used, though.
Sound Test Sound SFX Volume Back
Enter the password 9999 to access a sound test. The options, from top to bottom, are for music, sound effects, and voice clips, with the last returning to the main menu.
The game recognizes 9876 as a valid password, but entering it does nothing except clear the first byte of the string used to check whether memory has been initialized, then reset the game, causing it to reinitialize memory as though it was starting up for the first time. This comes directly after the 9999 password for the sound test in the internal password list, so it may or may not have done something more interesting during development.
The Sailor Moon series
|SNES||Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story|
|Game Boy||Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon|
|TurboGrafx-CD||Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon|
|Game Gear||Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S|
|Arcade||Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon|
|Windows||3D Adventures of Sailor Moon|
|Nintendo DS||Sailor Moon: La Luna Splende|