Lunar Pool is a Moon-themed pool variant with some weird-shaped boards...as well as the ability to turn off all friction, making the game pretty close to impossible.
The string below is used by the Reset routine to check if the game was soft or hard reset:
|...But what does it mean?|
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Jemini is Takayuki Hirono, the game's programmer.
Press Reset 10 times, and at the game over screen you'll hear a different piece of music (Track 15 in the game's NSF).
In the US version, press Reset 58 times, then during gameplay press Select to skip the current round.
The Japanese version has the same level skip functionality, but it was used in the development stage as a debug feature. The released Japanese version checks for the letter "J" of the aforementioned "JEMINI DAZO!!" string and treats the game as a final version. If you change this letter with Game Genie code NYSVNEZK, the level skip routine will be re-enabled.
Upload the sounds to hear the difference
The ball collision sound effect is different as the pitch is about 1 semitone higher, half-shorter and has a different timbre in the international version.
The credits and Pony Canyon logo on the title screen were removed from Lunar Pool to make room for more copyright information. Plus there's a trademark symbol. Hooray!
The game menu windows were colorized for the international release.
One of the specks of dirt on this tile is white in Lunar Ball. Don't you feel like a better person for learning that? I hope so.