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Proto:Panzer Front (PlayStation)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Panzer Front (PlayStation).


This is a demonstration version included in an appendix CD of a magazine, "電撃PlayStation"(Dengeki PlayStation) D26 that was published in December 24, 1999.

Debug Function

The demo version generates AP/HE collide debug text like the following text. The final version doesn't have this feature.

<Y0022 X0006   
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Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: How to display this message? Function at 0x80055E00, Message output to stack (sp+0x58~).
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Title Screen

Demo Final Opening Movie Final Title
Panzer Front Demo Title.png Panzer Front Opening.png Panzer Front Title.png

This version plays BGM that is used for "USA TRAINING 1" in the final version. The final version is silent.

Tank Select(Mission Select)

Demo Final
Panzer Front Demo Tank Select.png Panzer Front JP Tactics.png

There are 4 tanks and 4 missions. This select scene is only in this version.

Text Translation Notes
T-34/41 年型 T-34/41 This mission is the same as "RUSSIA TRAINING 1" in final version.
IV号戦車 H型 Pz.kpfw.IV Ausf.H This mission is the same as "GERMANY TRAINING 1" in final version.
M4A1/76 N/A This mission is the same as "USA TRAINING 1" in final version.
Tiger II N/A This mission is the same as "GERMANY 1945/ 3/23 ザクセンドルフ(Sachsendorf)" in final version.

Control Select

Panzer Front Demo Control Select.png

This screen was only in this version too but, Tiger II mission skips this screen, and Set HARD mode which is the same as "Ace" in the final version.

"EASY" is the same as "Rookie" in final version.
"HARD" is the same as "Veteran" in final version.

Panzer Front Demo Warning Scene.png

When you select "HARD" to display this screen.

Text Translation
射撃時の注意 Attention on firing.
敵は500mにいる! The enemy is 500 meters away!
△□で照準器を500mに合わせろ! Use [Triangle][Square] to set sight to 500 meters!

Mission Briefing and Battle Scenes

Cacti may speak Japanese, but do they speak it well?
...But does it make sense?
The translations on this page need to be proofread. If you are fluent enough in this language, please make any corrections necessary!

Mini Map

All mission briefings have a small map in the final version but this version is Tiger II mission only.

Start Engine Sound

This sound will play before start battle scene.

Enemy

The enemies are very fast loading AP.

System Message on Battle

This message will be displayed when the enemy becomes few in all missions. The final version removed it.

Text Translation
残る敵は、あと1両! The enemy is the 1 remaining.
残る敵は、あと2両! The enemy is the 2 remaining.
残る敵は、あと3両! The enemy is the 3 remaining.

T-34/41 年型(T-34/41)

Version Screenshot Text Translation
Demo Panzer Front Demo T34 1941.png

敵の砲撃におびえるな!
的確に昇順し、長距離から撃破せよ!

撃破すべき敵は7両だ。
前進せよ!

Don't fear to enemy firing!
Precise aiming, Fire at long distance!

You must destroy 7 tanks.
Go ahead!

Final Panzer Front Final T34.png

敵の砲撃におびえるな!
的確に昇順し、長距離から撃破せよ!

撃破すべき敵は7輌だ
前進せよ!

Don't fear to enemy firing!
Precise aiming, Fire at long distance!

You must destroy 7 tanks.
Go ahead!

Text changes kanji "両" to "輌". Player's T-34/41 doesn't have APCR in demo version.

IV号戦車 H型(Pz.kpfw.IV Ausf.H)

Version Screenshot Text Translation
Demo Panzer Front Demo PzIV H.png

前方出現の敵戦車2両を撃破し、
直ちに後退。
包囲されつつある味方戦車の支援に入れ。
なお、敵1両は長砲身のM4。
注意されたし!

敵戦車5両 全車撃破せよ!

Destroy 2 enemy tanks at front, and Retreat quickly.
Assistant for tank of the ally that is likely to be surrounded.

Incidentally, One enemy is M4 of long barrel.
Caution!

You must destroy 5 enemy tanks!

Final Panzer Front Final PzIV H.png

前方出現の敵戦車2両を撃破し、
直ちに後退。
包囲されつつある味方戦車の支援に入れ。
なお、敵1輌は長砲身のM4。注意されたし!

敵戦車5両 全車撃破せよ!

Destroy 2 enemy tanks at front, and Retreat quickly.
Assistant for tank of the ally that is likely to be surrounded.

Incidentally, One enemy is M4 of long barrel.
Caution!

You must destroy 5 enemy tanks!

Text changes kanji "両" to "輌". Player's Pz.kpfw.IV Ausf.H doesn't have APCR in demo version.

M4A1/76

Version Screenshot Text Translation
Demo Panzer Front Demo M4.png

敵車輌確認!
戦車2、突撃砲3 接近中!

村の東にて全車撃破せよ!

Enemy tanks confirmed.
Approaching 2 tanks, 3 assault guns.

Destroy all tanks at east of village.

Final Panzer Front Final M4.png

敵車輌確認!
戦車2、突撃砲3 接近中!

村の東にて全車撃破せよ!

Enemy tanks confirmed.
Approaching 2 tanks, 3 assault guns.

Destroy all tanks at east of village.

Player's M4A1/76 doesn't have APCR in demo version.

Tiger II

Version Screenshot Text Translation
Demo Panzer Front Demo Tiger II.png

オーデル河を越えたロシア軍は
ゼーロウ高地への突破を計画しつつある。
我々はこの危機的状況を回避するため
全戦力をもってキュストリン方向へ前進し
敵を破砕する!

歩兵の前進の妨げになるものを掃除し
戦闘終了まで支援せよ。

Russian troops crossing the Oder River,
They planning to break through to the Zeerow hill.
All tanks forward to Castrin, and Destroy enemy tanks for avoid this dangerous situation.

Eliminate things that hinder infantry advancement,
Support until the end of battle.

Final Panzer Front Final Tiger II.png

オーデル戦線において
脅威となりつつある
ロシア軍橋頭堡を
全戦力をもって破砕する!

降下猟兵の前進の
妨げになるものを排除し
戦闘終了まで支援せよ。

In Oder front,
Destroy Russian army bridgehead that is becoming a threat using all powers!

Eliminate things that hinder infantry advancement,
Support until the end of battle.

Text changes short.

Development Text

Development Text is the same as final version.

Unused Tank

There is some unused tanks in this version, but used in the final version.