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STUDYしましょう Edition

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Today's date has a lot of 2s in it.


  • New languages: Chinese Simplified, Korean
  • Rewrite CJK text renderer to use 12x16 font and 3 rows in the message window
  • Fix latin languages displaying the wrong glyphs for non-ascii chars
  • Flatten message window border to hide plane overlap
  • Fixes to various graphical glitches in HUD / menus
  • Fix most (but not all?) graphical glitches on certain consoles caused by Z80 bus bug
  • Some optimizations to array lookups in object/tileset code
  • The issues tab went from 49 to 22 and I don't feel like digging out the numbers

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Mucho Linguas Edition


I tried using the SSF mapper to get everything on one ROM but it turns out nobody implements it in a consistent manner, so here's 8 ROMs instead. Each has been booted to make sure they start and display text properly, but I didn't play through the whole game 8 times.


  • New languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portugese (PT and BR)
  • Occasionally, when the music stopped it would play really fast for a second. This should no longer happen
  • Restore 8 pixel border so the camera doesn't bounce around on single screen maps
  • CS+ Speed setting
  • Fix some of the credits bugginess and missing things (but more to go)
  • Water drops in First Cave
  • You can stand on presses again
  • Labyrinth blocks don't go too far into the walls anymore
  • The trees are in front of the island in the ending cutscene
  • Fix #256 #276 #320 #321 #324 #325 #326 #327

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Stuck at Home Edition


What's New?

  • All music tracks completed
  • The music won't slow down when the game does anymore
  • No more OOM when loading a level, for real this time
  • Nicer effects for polar star, fireball, snake, and bubbler
  • A whole lot of other stuff fixed

What's Next?

  • Bugfixing and polish mostly

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v0.5.2 Pre-release


There were a few bugfixes and the Nemesis should be more accurate now. I forgot what exactly was changed though, whoops.

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This Pre-release

Gold Edition


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v0.5.1 Pre-release

Fix 0.5.1a: Core water was too high #241

Getting Crushed Edition


New stuff:

  • Tried to reduce slowdown to some success
  • Snake and Spur work but don't have proper graphics yet
  • Counter
  • Intro
  • Moving smoke
  • Fixed a bunch of stuff I don't really remember

Known Issues:

  • Yes

What's next:

  • I need a break
  • Weapon effects like fireball trails, boom flashes, polar star dissipation
  • Try to fix the rest of the lag

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v0.5.0 Pre-release

0.5.0a fix: Camera was locking to the ceiling on Ballos second form.
0.5.0b fix: Cursor was missing in config menu.

Extremely overdue edition

another ending

After taking month long breaks and working on several things that aren't Hell, here we are.

A lot of new stuff:

  • Hell and Ballos fight are beatable
  • Multiple saves
  • A config menu for remapping controls and toggling some other settings
  • Combined ROM handles both NTSC and PAL
  • 日本語台詞
  • Nemesis is usable
  • The wind/current tiles actually animate instead of just being arrows now

Known (notable) issues:

  • The "Running Hell" and "The Way Back Home" tracks have too high a pitch on one channel when looping. I believe this is an XGM issue.
  • There are a decent number of things missing from Hell, for example Curly doesn't shoot her Nemesis, and Ballos doesn't summon Red Butes. The ending scene is also uhh..
  • Misery and Sue are still acting weird in that Undead Core fight.
  • The SRAM format in the config menu doesn't do anything.

Planned for 0.6.0:

  • Toroko & King's themes
  • Texture compression so I can fit Toroko & King's themes
  • Nikumaru Counter
  • Spur and Snake hopefully

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v0.4.0 Pre-release

Beat the game edition


Going on 2 week vacation in a couple days so better to put this up now.

New Stuff:

  • You can reach the normal ending and watch a buggy credits sequence
  • Bubbler and Blade are in, Nemesis sort of works maybe
  • Boss health bar
  • Press X to open the map quickly
  • Lots of little fixes everywhere

Plans for 0.5.0:

  • Hell
  • Spur, Snake, and Whimsical Star
  • Options menu that includes remappable controls

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v0.3.3 Pre-release

Nobody saw that edition


Dropping this here because of some critical issues in v0.3.2. Only other notable change is more backgrounds are fixed to not look like vomit.

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v0.3.2 Pre-release

Second anniversary edition. I don't know the actual day I started I just know it was a February.


New stuff:

  • Level Select: No more running a wonky command line utility to convert saves, they're built in now.
  • Experimental PAL support: The windows/menu are a tad too high, the rest should be ok.
  • Ma Pignon has a sprite and is defeatable (a couple things missing from the fight still), so now the hidden Last Cave is reachable without cheating.
  • Balcony is still largely unfinished, but the background is looking 👌
  • A lot of little things

Stuff I would like to get done before 0.4.0:

  • Revisit the Core fight, mostly to fix the projectiles
  • Actually make the Undead Core beatable, and make the ending scenes work
  • Bubbler and Blade

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