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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fatal Fury

Fatal Fury
Fatal Fury was one of the early successful fighters that came out in the wake of Street Fighter II. In fact, it was actually designed by the creator of Street Fighter. The SNES version isn’t as good as the Neo Geo original, but it captures most of the spirit of the game.

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Super Famicom RPG Arabian Nights translated


In 1996, a small developer called Pandora Box teamed up with publisher Takara to release the Super Famicom RPG Arabian Nights: Desert Spirit King. As the name suggests, the game has an Arabian theme – territory not often visited in the traditional J-RPG.

Players take the role of Shukran, an orphan girl who finds a ring which just happens to play host to the Ifrit, the King of the Djinn. Ifrit was sealed in the ring by his former master just before death, as the Djinn had sworn revenge on his master’s murderer. Upon granting his 1000th wish, Ifrit was to be freed, but it just so happened that Shukran, whose wish was the 1000th, wished for world peace. The two embark on an adventure to make that wish come true.

A rag-tag group of translators came together to finally bring Arabian Nights to English speaking audiences earlier in the year. Previous attempts to translate the game had petered out without result, but this group picked up where they left off and had the patch out in 6 months after commencement.

You can read more about the project and get the translation patch here