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Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness

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Title Screen

Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness

Developer: Career Soft
Publishers: Atlus (JP), Working Designs (US)
Platform: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: December 6, 2001, December 18, 2003 (Atlus Best Collection)
Released in US: December 7, 2004

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

Along with it's prequel (as part of the package Growlanser Generations), Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness would be the last game localized by Working Designs before their closure in December 2005.

To do:
Document more of the second debug menu found in the Debug Menu section.
Cacti speak Japanese.
...But what does it mean?
This game has text or audio that needs to be translated. If you are fluent with this language, please read our translation guidelines and then submit a translation!

Main Debug Menu

Growlanser III - debugmenu1.png

A large debug menu can be accessed with the below code. This menu allows you to do a lot of neat things. It contains sound tests, party member options, graphic viewers, level select, and many more. With the code below active, press L3 at any time to enable it.

SLPM-62108 / SLPM-62107 codes:

Master Code (Only needed for cheat devices)
9010BFD8 0C042F9E

Enable Debug Menu
204067EC 00000001

USA codes (Growlanser Generations):

Master Code (Only needed for cheat devices)
9010BE38 0C042F36

Enable Debug Menu
0037BAFC 00000001

The debug information displays have been removed in the USA version of the game. The second debug menu, found in the Debug Menu section on this page was mostly removed. The game will take a few seconds to load when using the USA version of it. Do not select anything from that menu as it will result in a crash.

(Source: Original TCRF research)
Text Translation
セントウ Battle
エンカウント Encounter
エンカウント フイウチ Encounter: Surprise attack
ユニット Unit
カーソル Cursor
スケール Scale
スポット Test Spot Test
キリ Fog
アトリビュート Attribute

Sound Test

Growlanser III - Soundtest.png

This menu allows you to listen to various types of sound fx and music from different categories.

Movie Test

Growlanser III - Movietest.png

This menu allows you to view all of the pre-rendered movies in the game.


Growlanser III - UNIT.png Growlanser III - UNIT2.png

This sub-menu allows you to toggle various unit related debug information on-screen.

Text Translation
マップトウカ Map Transparency
キャラ Character
クラス Class
タイキ Wait
ピヨ Piyo
コウチョク Stun
ジュンビ Prepare
ユウコウ Available
ハンヨウ General


Growlanser III - SCALE1.png Growlanser III - SCALE2.png

This menu allows you to change the scale settings of the map and characters.

Text Translation
スケール Scale
マップスケール Map Scale
ユニットスケール Unit Scale
Key ソウサ Key Control


Growlanser III - spot test.png Growlanser III - spot test2.png

This menu allows you to change screen effects and their color.


Growlanser III - EVENT.png Growlanser III - EVENT2.png

This sub-menu allows you to also toggle various debug information on-screen. It also allows you to toggle game related flags, and obtain items and money.

Common Flag

Growlanser III - Common Flag.png

This presumably sets game related flags on or off.


Growlanser III - debugmenu2.png Growlanser III - debugmenu4.png

This menu allows you to change the color of the debug menu as well as set various debug information on-screen.

Text Translation
DebugFontColor Debug font color
DebugFont Debug font
ザヒョウ ヒョウジ Show coordinate
マホウ ヒョウジ Show magic
エイショウ コウソク Fast Cast
スクロール キンシ Prohibit scroll
スクロール キョウセイ Force scroll
パフォーマンスメータ Performance Meter

Debug Menu

Growlanser III - debugmenu3.png

This menu appears on-screen when selecting a level from the main debug menu. This menu will not work on the USA version.

Text Translation
導入マクロ実行(顔やエフェクトチェック) Execute Intro Macro (Face And Effect Check)
メニュー関係チェック用 Menu-relative check
デバッグ設定 Debug setting
汎用ダンジョンチェック Normal dungeon check
音声&顔グラチェック Sound & Face graphic check
ユニットチェック Unit check
単純街チェック Simple-City check
高田チェック Takada check
戦闘デバッグチェック BattleDebug check
肥田チェック Hida check
松田チェック Matsuda check

Unused Image

Growlanser III - dummy.png

An unused image can be viewed in the Sound & Face graphic check debug option. The text here reads, Dummy.