Japanese Exclusive Famicom & Game Boy Action RPG 'Samurai Lord Musashi' Fan Translated Into English

Samurai-Lord-Musashi-Fan-TranslationIf the recent flurry of retro games being translated into English wasn't enough to keep you occupied, you'll be pleased to know that two titles from the Samurai Lord Musashi series have just been unofficially localised. Both the Nintendo Game Boy and Famicom adaptations of the anime of the same name (or Karakuri Kengoden Musashi Lord in Japanese) are now completely playable from start to finish in English.

Both of these titles were released in the early nineties around the same time as the tie-in anime was on the air in Japan on Nippon Television. The series was essentially a reimagined attempt of telling Musashu Miyamoto's life, a legendary historical figure in Japanese lore.

These two releases for Nintendo's early systems play out in a similar fashion to the likes of Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Mystical Ninja Goemon, offering some addictive 8-bit action-rpg adventures. Should obscure titles and fan translations be your thing, you're in luck as Samurai Lord Musashi has a lot to offer retro gamers.

Karakuri Kengoden Musashi Lord Gameplay

As usual, to enjoy this fan translation patch you will need to have an original Samurai Lord Musashi ROM file to which you can apply this patch to. Full instructions on how to patch this ROM can be found within the download, or you can refer to this handy ROM patching guide on YouTube.

Link: Download Samurai Lord Musashi (Famicom) Translation Patch

Link: Download Samurai Lord Musashi (Game Boy) Translation Patch

Last Updated ( 17 November 2013 )  


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