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Death Jr.: Root of Evil
|Death Jr.: Root of Evil|
The continuing adventures of the underachieving son of the Grim Reaper and his assorted monster-y buddies. Death Jr.: Root of Evil is the enhanced Wii port of the PSP's Death Jr. II, with added infra-red and waggle support.
All of the game's text is conveniently stored as plaintext in /text/str_en.txt (English) and indexed in the nearby str_ind.txt.
Several sections are leftover from pre-release demonstration versions of the game, perhaps intended for one or more trade shows.
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Death Junior: Root of Evil Wii Edition Special Edition. It's special. Nintendo Wii
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Guys! Dudes! Dude. Published by Eidos. Coming this Fall. Coming this Holiday Season. Coming this ... ah, sometime in the next year. Coming this ... I don't know. Coming whenever they finish it. Coming this Millenium. Coming when they sign the contract. Go out and buy it. Buy one for all your friends. Maybe one or two ... two or three It makes great stocking stuffers! Tell 'em DJ sent ya.
|DJ is the protagonist, Death Jr.'s nickname.|
Death Junior: Root of Evil Wii Edition Nintendo Wii
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cause it's special. Backbone Entertainment presents... Death Jr.: Root of Evil Special Edition Why are so nervous, Stigmartha? Hey, I was a ghost once. It wasn't really that bad. Of course he's right. So, ah, Marty, who are you supposed to be? No, she's not that at all, she's ah ... well... No problem, sir! Ah, did you guys see this place! We are so getting lame candy here. I don't think anyone's home. Oh, the best. I told you that would blow. Alright, who dies first?
|Looks like the game's main cast going trick-or-treating. Note the typo in the first line of dialogue: "Why are so nervous ..."|
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Nintendo Wii. 19 Levels built by 5th generation swiss craftsmen. 3 Pain-in-The-Butt Bosses, 4 Annoying Sub-Bosses. Wii Specific Gesture Combat and Controls. Advanced Material Effects Pipeline. Titillating Soundtrack. Better voice acting than Resident Evil. 1 Part Platformer, 1 Part Shooter, 3 Parts Awesome. Composed entirely of recycled parts! Dear Weston, I think you're right ... hmm, where WAS I? Published by EIDOS INTERACTIVE. Brother, that ONLY matters in Japan. It'll come when it's ready, brother. It's simply not possible to rush evolution. Go forth and buy. Go forth and acquire. Go forth and obtain. Go forth and purchase. Death Junior: Root of Evil Special Edition Coming Soon! Death Junior: Root of Evil Wii Edition.
|Half of a conversation between the conjoined twin brothers, Smith and Weston. These are Smith's lines (see below for Weston's).|
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Over 40 enemy types that we can think of. Massively Two Player Spit-Screen Co-Operative Local Play. Wii Zapper ready! We have the best looking donuts! In STEREO. Or Zelda, if you're going there... Environmentally Safe Game Engine. Ehh, Smith, we shouldn't mention that one... Developed by BACKBONE ENTERTAINMENT. Produced by James Stanley. Coming this Halloween! Err, right. Coming this Fall. This Holiday Season. Exactly, brother. Well said. For the Nintendo Wii. Death Junior: Root of Evil Wii Edition.
|The other half of the conversation between Smith and Weston. These are Weston's lines; they form a whole conversation when combined with Smith's lines in numerical order.
It's not entirely clear whether "Spit-Screen" is a typo or a joke, given the game's style.
"Wii Zapper ready!" is interesting, as the game is a poor candidate for Zapper play due to its use of the Wii Remote's face buttons; the game ultimately wasn't marketed as having Zapper support. It is possible that the Wii port was in development before the Zapper's form was decided upon—its final design was revealed to the public about nine months after the PSP release and ten months before the Wii version.
A number of features specific to the PSP version still have their strings in the game's text file.
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Other Player Not Responding Quit Game Retry Save Game and Quit... Network connection failed. Return to main menu WLAN switch is Off. Please turn it on. Waiting for other player...
|These strings are leftovers from the ad-hoc wifi mode included in the PSP game; the Wii version has split-screen multiplayer instead. There are a massive number of related strings, e.g. for hosting and joining games, which aren't listed here.|
|Lines 847 & 852|
SWAP [L1] AND [R1]: SWAPPED
|This setting on the options screen for swapping the camera controls on the PSP triggers is obviously not used in the Wii game. There's no equivalent feature on Wii, which uses + and - for the camera.|
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You have collected all the parts for this weapon. Use your energy to build it. You don't have enough energy to build this weapon. You don't have enough energy to get ammo for this weapon! You don't have enough energy to get this move.
|In the PSP version, all weapons, attacks and ammo had to be purchased using collectible "energy" orbs. The Wii version still includes energy but it's kept as a running tally with moves unlocking as the required amount is reached. Weapons are automatically built once their parts are collected, and ammo is simply found in crates. There are many related strings which aren't listed here.|
Some strings remain from very early in development, apparently before even the PSP release.
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May Cause Slight Discomfort Harmful to Well-being Injurious to Health Fatal
|These early difficulty names are not used in either the PSP or Wii versions; instead, the difficulties are "Lively", "Healthy", "Sickly" and "Deathly".|