Startling Odyssey II gets a “beta-alpha” translation!
A quick browse on the Magic Engine forums turned up some sweet information. Apparently, the dormant English patch for Startling Odyssey II has been finished, and an initial beta has been released. The translation job was done via electronic translator, so expect a more passe translation job. From what I’ve played, it seems to be a better localization job than what some professional companies – Bandai included – produce (Ouch, I know, but well deserved).
After over 7 years of on again off again work, I am ready to release the first public English patch for Startling Odyssey 2
for the PC Engine/Turbo Duo!
First things first, this translation should be considered a hack. This game was translated using machine translators
and has been reworded by myself to make sense rather than jibberish. I have personally played through the game
several times to make sure that things make sense all the way through the game and that all text has been translated
that affects gameplay. – TRU (Translator)
Startling Odyssey II was released in 1994, on the Japanese only PC Engine system. The second in a trilogy of games was also announced for Playstation, but ended up being canceled. This marks the first time that English fans can fully enjoy the series.
The patch has been supplied in the .ppf format, meaning you will need to snag PPF-O-Mattic to properly apply the patch.. You will also need to rip the game into .iso format using TurboRip, which takes seconds to execute. If anyone has questions on how to apply the patch, just post a comment here, or sign up to GUG. So there you have it folks, not one, but two great English patch announcements over the last week. Just wait until I blow your socks off tomorrow.
Just to note, I will not post links for the ROM. The game is $15 complete on Ebay, and there are still a few copies floating around.
Special thanks goes out to Tru. Thanks for releasing this translation dude!
Patch can be found HERE.
TurboRip can be found HERE.
The game on Ebay can be found HERE.