Japanese Exclusive Famicom Fishing Sim ‘Tsurikichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen’ English Translation

Tsuri-Kichi-Sanpei-Blue-Marlin-Hen-English-TranslationIn 1988 Victor Interactive released their very own video game take on the Japanese manga Tsurikichi Sanpei. While this obscure fishing simulation starring one of Kodansha's Weekly Sh?nen Magazine proved popular in the East, there was little chance this Nintendo Famicom title would see an English release - at least until now.

Following the efforts of a young boy who finds a love for fishing, this video game adaptation of the manga sees you attempting to land the top prize in the 1988 Famicom International Billfish Tournament. Setting out to capture the largest Blue Marlin around, the game itself is an acquired taste for those who love a hybrid between RPGs and fishing simulators.

An English fan translation patch for Tsurikichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen has just been released online, completely translating the game’s dialogue and menus. In order to sample this Japanese exclusive in English, you’ll need an original Tsurikichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen Nintendo Famicom ROM to apply this patch to.

Tsurikichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen (Untranslated Gameplay)

Link: Download Tsurikichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen (Famicom) English Patch



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