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Power Shovel

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Power Shovel

Also known as: Power Shovel ni Norou! (JP 2000), Power Diggerz (EU), SIMPLE 1500 series Vol.89 The Power Shovel: Power Shovel ni Norou! (JP 2002)
Developer: Taito
Publishers: Taito (JP 2000), Acclaim Entertainment (US), JVC (EU), D3 Publisher (JP 2002)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: September 21, 2000 (original), March 28, 2002 (rerelease)
Released in US: July 15, 2001
Released in EU: November 30, 2001


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Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: There might be some more graphics from the Arcade release.

A port of the arcade game where the player controls an excavator and performs various tasks, such as parking, digging, cooking, shopping, and even playing Irritating Stick.

Because that's what excavators were truly made for.

Unused Graphic

PACK.DAT, the main graphic repository file, contains a graphic which seems to be a leftover from a demo version:

Powershovel-demo.png

(Source: tikal.)

Unused Text

Build Date

Located in the .ELF executable.

Japan (original) US/Europe Japan (Simple)
0x89330
POWER SHOVEL
19100/08/18 13:34:40
0x8D1E8 (US) / 0x8FAD0 (EU)
POWER SHOVEL
19101/01/05 11:44:20
0x897B8
POWER SHOVEL
19102/01/24 11:28:33

Arcade Version Strings

Also located in the .ELF executable. The listed offsets are in the order of Japan (original), US, Europe, and Japan (Simple).

0x89764 / 0x8D61C / 0x8FF64 / 0x89BF8:

PLEASE INSERT COIN

0x8A0D8 / 0x8DF90 / 0x908E8 / 0x8A56C:

COIN ERROR
SERVICE SW ERROR

0x8AEB0 / 0x8F010 / 0x924B8 / 0x8B33C:

THIS VIDEO GAME IS FOR USE
IN JAPAN ONLY.
SALES,EXPORTS,OR OPERATION
OUTSIDE JAPAN MAY VIOLATE
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK
LAWS AND SUBJECT THE VIOLATOR
TO SEVERE PENALTIES.

IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH
AMERICAS ONLY.
OUTSIDE THESE TERRITORIES
MAY VIOLATE COPYRIGHT AND
TRADEMARK LAWS AND
SUBJECT THE VIOLATOR

THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS IN AND TO
THIS VIDEO GAME ARE OWNED
BY TAITO CORPORATION
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
THERE FORE,SUCH ACT AS IMITATING
THIS VIDEO GAME,OR MANUFACTURING,
SELLING,LEASING OR EXPORTING
ANY SIMILAR VIDEO GAME,WITHOUT
PERMISSION FROM TAITO CORPORATION
IS SUBJECT TO SEVERE PENALTIES.
(Source: tikal.)

Version Differences

Title Screen

Every variant of the game uses a radically different title screen design.

Japan (original) US
Powershovel-titleJP.png Powershovel-title.png
Europe Japan (Simple)
Powershovel-titleEU.png Powershovel-titleSI.png

Announcer

While the US version uses the original Japanese announcer, the European release changed it to an English announcer.

Special Controller

The Japanese releases include support for a special controller which resembles the design used in the original arcade release.