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Hoshi wo Miru Hito

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Title Screen

Hoshi wo Miru Hito

Developer: Another
Publisher: HOT-B
Platform: NES
Released in JP: October 27, 1987

CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.

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Hoshi wo Miru Hito (Stargazers) is an RPG infamous in Japan for its terrible interface, ugly graphics, unbalanced combat, snail's-pace walking speed, nigh-impossible puzzles... you get the picture.

Note to game developers: If your NPCs walk twice as fast as the player and your battle screen layout can't display the ones digit of HP, you might want to rethink your design a little.


Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.

Unused Ending

The game has three used endings: the good ending where the psychics coexist on Aqua with the dolphins, the mediocre ending where they return to the space colony, and the bad ending where they're instantly wiped out by the dolphins. However, there's text in the game for a fourth ending starting at C79B:

Original 2008 English Patch
たたかいのなかで そだったさいきくの

かれらは もう2どと
さいきっくのまえには あらわれない。

たいとうに つきあうには、



ほんとうに これで
They were no match for
us psychics, who were
forged in the heat
of battle!

They would never appear
before the psychics

It seems mankind
is still too young to
be able to co-exist with 
another species.

They must learn much
to improve this if they
are to advance.

The psychics left for
a new star by

Was that really for
the best?
(Source: DASTARD, odino (translation))

The text implies that at some point there was going to be an actual final battle if the player chose to fight the dolphins, with the ending changing depending on whether the party won or lost. As it is, the game just jumps straight to the "bad" ending after making the last dialogue choice.

Developer Credits

At 1C018:

1987. Another Ltd.      

And at 1FB9A:

(Source: CaH4e3)