Restored two broken music tracks
Two of the music tracks in StarTropics shipped in a slightly broken state. It's most noticable in the island map music, where the accompaniment channel goes silent for a while, then comes back in later completely out of synch with everything else. One of the pieces of music at the end was also broken, with the bass channel being almost entirely absent (with a few little glitchy blips here and there).
I don't have a good grasp of how to format and upload things for the TCRF wiki, but I made a video describing the restoration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmUvGH2HMuc
In the video description there are links to relevant files and information, in particular you could use the fixed NSF to create example recordings for this page.
One notable difference between all Virtual Console versions of the game and the NES original is that the first weapon you get is changed from "Yoyo" to "Star". Some people speculate this is because the term "Yoyo" is copyrighted, but other games with Yoyo weapons (like Kirby Super Star and Earthbound) didn't have this change in their re-releases. Jave (talk) 07:13, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Game scoring difference?
Should it be noted that the game awards points differently compared to traditional game scoring in that you are given 7650 points per level and after an N-enemies-killed factor of enemies per level, you are penalized 30 points for every additional enemy killed? There's a camera shot of someone's game with 90690 points before the final level in the image search query "StarTropics High Score". --PlNG (talk) 10:12, 24 February 2021 (UTC)