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Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes!

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Title Screen

Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes!

Developer: Virtucraft
Publisher: BAM! Entertainment
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in US: September 26, 2001
Released in EU: November 2, 2001


CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.


There are many games with the subtitle Deesaster Strikes!, but out of all of them, Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes! is the best.

Unless stated otherwise, all the information presented here will be of the 1.1 patched version. Most of it will exist in the initial release, but locations within the rom may vary.

Build Info

At 20AEC is some build info.

DEBUG INFORMATION
VERSION 14/08/01
DEBUG1 = 0x%08X
DEBUG2 = 0x%08X
DEBUG3 = 0x%08X
DEBUG4 = 0x%08X
TIMER1 = 0x%08X
TIMER2 = 0x%08X
TIMER3 = 0x%08X
TIMER4 = 0x%08X
WRAM LEFT = %d BYTES
MEMORY DUMP FROM 0x%08X

In the original patch, the version is dated at 02/08/01.

Developer Credit

Starting at 4D109 are multiple listings for Manfred Linzner, the game's composer.

Manfred Linzner

A little later are credits for GAX Sound Engine.

GAX Sound Engine v2.01b (Jun 22 2001) 
Shin'en Multimedia. Code: B.Wodok

Unused Text

Contained at 3E201C is the table of all the text used in game for every supported language. Among the list of text are various texts not seen in game.

SLOT
DATA SLOT
INVENTORY
TOOLS COLLECTED
CONTINUE WITH EXISTING GAME ?
GOT ALL DEE DEES
GOT ALL TOOLS
GOT ALL GUNS
FIXED ALL MACHINES
DEXTER IS INVINCIBLE
ALL LEVELS ARE OPEN

While each language has text for each unused text, many of them have gone untranslated.

Revisional Difference

A second version of the game exists as well. The only difference of note is the fact that it fixes an infamous glitch in the final level that causes the game to softlock. One can tell which version is which by looking at the label on the cartridge- the original release has the code AGB-ADLE-USA in the bottom right corner, while the fixed version has AGB-ADLE-USA-1 instead.