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Proto:Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken (NES)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken (NES).


Title Screen

Japan US Proto
HigemaruMakaiTitleJ.png HigemaruMakaiTitleU.png

Very much overhauled, including the copyright info and font colors. The small animations were also edited:

  • In the Japanese original, Momotaro walks onscreen with a boulder, tosses it at the wooden board containing the game's title, then walks offscreen. As the board is hit, a small anchor also used as the menu cursor falls onto the title.
  • In Makai Island, Momotaro instead flings the boulder at two unsuspecting Higemaru pirates, killing them both, before walking offscreen.

Interestingly, the MSX2 version of Higemaru Makaijima uses the latter animation for its title screen.

Graphic Changes

Bush

The Bush enemy was redrawn in the prototype:

Hmmm...
To do:
Full sprite sheets.

Left: Higemaru Makaijima - Right: Makai Island

Bongo

Hmmm...
To do:
Bongo enemy.

Text Changes

Oddly enough, the Engrish text already present in Higemaru Makaijima seems to have been left untouched. This leads to some inconsistencies with the in-game dialogue, which translates some of the romanized Japanese island names(ex: "Hebi Island" is referred to as "Snake Island" by an NPC) and uses different romanizations(ex: "Bousu" and "Bous").

Hmmm...
To do:
Dump JP version dialogues.
Hmmm...
To do:
Are linebreaks accurate?

Dialogue comparison

Japanese Japanese, translated Prototype
Example Example YOU SHOULD OPEN THE "EYE"
TO GET BIADO'S TREASURE.
Example Example I'VE HEARD THERE IS AN OLD BOOK
ON DEATH ISLAND.
Example Example GO AHEAD. GO TO DEATH ISLAND.
Example Example IT'S A FAKE.
THE REAL THING IS
ON SNAKE ISLAND.
Example Example LOOK FOR CAPTAIN BIADO'S GRAVE.
Example Example WATCH YOUR STEP!
THERE'S A LAKE.
Example Example THAT IS AN ISLAND OF DEATH.
YOU WON'T COME BACK ALIVE.
Example Example THE LORD BOUS
HAS BIADO'S TEARS.
Example Example YOU WILL FIND A CLUE
TO BIADO'S GRAVE
ON KNIFE ISLAND
Example Example
LOOK TO THE MAP
WHEN THE GROUND SHAKES.
Example Example MARU IS A SHIP.
ARE YOU GOING TO FIGHT
WITH THE DEVIL?
HOW HORRIBLE?
Example Example DO YOU WANT TO KNOW
ABOUT THE GRAVE?
ASK MONOLIS.
Example Example COLLECT THREE STONE PLATES
TO FIND BIADO'S TREASURE.
Example Example WHEN THE CANDLES ARE LIT,
THE SEAL WILL BE BROKEN.
Example Example THE GOLDEN LAMP
LIGHTS THE CANDLES.
Example Example SORRY,
I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.
Example Example GOBLINS THAT ESCAPED FROM
"GHOSTS'N GOBLINS"
ARE SEALED HERE.
STAY AWAY FROM IT!
Example Example DO YOU HAVE
ALL THREE STONE PLATES?
Example Example YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY,
COURAGEOUS YOUNG MAN!
BUT THE DOOR IS NOT YET OPEN.
YOU NEED MY TEARS TO OPEN IT.
Example Example WELL DONE!
YOU'VE FINALLY GOT THE CRYSTAL.
THIS BELONGED TO
LORD BOUS,
OUR DESCENDANT,
WHO WAS POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL.
COME INSIDE!
THE TREASURE IS YOURS!
Example Example IT'S TOO SOON TO RELAX,KID.
YOU'RE GOING TO SEE HELL NOW.
OUR BOSS IS WAITING FOR YOU.
Example Example WHAT DAY IS IT MAR.24TH?
IT'S THIS GAME PROGRAMERS
BIRTHDAY♥️
Example Example CONGRATULATIONS,YOUNG MAN!
THANKS TO YOU,
PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN PEACE.
A LEGEND IS BORN.
Example Example IF YOU STILL HAVE THE COURAGE,
I WANT YOU TO FIND
THE REST OF GEMS.