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For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in english!

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:19 am
by c0nfu53d
Previously unreleased in west This totally missed gem finally gets a fan translation from romhacker ryanbgstl :)
romhacking.net wrote:Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, or For the Frog the Bell Tolls has you take on the role of the impetuous but good-natured Prince of Sable. As the Prince, you must save Princess Tiramisu and the desert and frog themed land of Mille-Feuille from the evil Lord Delarin…and do before your rival, the valiant Prince Richard, beats you to it.
Screenies

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Info & .ips patch

http://www.romhacking.net/trans/1623/

Been playing this since last night and it's very compelling - proof that the GB was and still is able to provide gameplay experiences just as absorbing as any other console past or present.

Opinions/comments, please.

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:47 am
by the_hawk
It doesn't look like my bag, but I absolutely love that people put the time & effort into this sort of thing for people to enjoy. Hats off all round. :D

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:06 am
by ShadowNeku
Woah wait, it looks like its in the style of an old top down Zelda game.
Is that an accurate analysis of the gameplay?

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:56 am
by c0nfu53d
ShadowNeku wrote:Woah wait, it looks like its in the style of an old top down Zelda game.
Is that an accurate analysis of the gameplay?
Sort of. The map sections are top down whereas the levels are platformers like the 2D Zelda sections in LOZ: Links Awakening and the LOZ: oracle seasons/ages crossed with metroid. Infact the engine for LOZ: Links Awakening is based on the one from For the Frog the Bell Tolls.

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:25 am
by Flint
Excellent I get to play a close relation to one of my favourite games; the Prince Richard that is mentioned in the OP has a cameo as the frog guy in Link’s awakening.

Now I just hope somebody is working on the game that features Crazy Tracy.

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:40 am
by c0nfu53d
Flint wrote:

Now I just hope somebody is working on the game that features Crazy Tracy.
It's being done...

http://kirameki.altervista.org/eng/rainbow.php

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:29 pm
by Hitman_HalStep
i can't get it to work,downloaded the lunar patcher and followed the readme instructions but visualboy fails the rom which worked before the patch.i used roms from two different sources too. :cry:

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:45 pm
by c0nfu53d
I used snestool to patch it.

Works fine in Visualboy 1.7.2

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http://sourceforge.net/projects/vba/fil ... p/download

snestool is downloadable from here:

http://www.romhacking.net/utils/18

Run it and when the menu apears hit "u" on your keyboard and use up and down arrows and enter/return to select the ips file then use up and down arrows and enter/return to select rom and your done.

Good luck!

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:49 pm
by Tellah
I love this game. It shares a lot with Link's Awakening, including King Richard http://www.zeldawiki.org/Richard. The beta patch was sublime, so I'm looking forward to playing the game through again with the final patch. Honestly, this isn't to be missed by Zelda fans. It's a real classic.

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:14 pm
by Rinoa
Never heard of it before, but it looks a lot like Zelda - and seeing as Link's Awakening is one of my favourite games I think I'll give this a go. Cheers for the link :)

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:16 am
by C=Style
Sweet! Probably not my sort of thing but I'll be firing this up on the XL later to try it out.

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:53 am
by thesubcon3
I ended up adding to my Game Boy EmuZone at vgMastersClub.com. You can go there and try it out to see if you like it. Thing is that my website Game Boy doesn't save so you either have to beat the game in one sitting or I recommend downloading and patching so you can run it in your own emulator.

So is the Crazy Tracy game on Game Boy or is that the Captain Rainbow game on the Wii?

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:29 am
by c0nfu53d
thesubcon3 wrote: So is the Crazy Tracy game on Game Boy or is that the Captain Rainbow game on the Wii?
Crazy Tracy is origanally from LOZ: Links Awakening and also is in Captain★Rainbow on the Wii. Captain★Rainbow was a Japan only game and is currently being translated by fans.

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:34 pm
by joefish
Just got this working and Wow, what a fantastic game!
Love this to bits, and can't put it down.

Re: For the Frog the Bell Tolls - Nintendo RPG now in englis

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:51 pm
by Mozza
I'm sure there's a reference to For the Frog the Bell Tolls somewhere in a Zelda game? I've seen that phrase written down somewhere before. Perhaps just on another Zelda blog or something.