Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom Adventure 'Treasures of Elnark' Fan Translated Into English

Treasures-Of-Elnark-Famicom-English-Translation-PatchArriving long after its original release in August 1987, the previously unlocalised Japanese adventure Treasures of Elnark (more commonly known as Elnark no Zaihou) has been gracefully translated into English for our enjoyment. Featuring a mix of The Legend of Zelda and Ikari Warriors, this exclusive Nintendo Famicom title from Towachiki is one 8-bit enthusiasts need to check out.

Unlike the aforementioned titles, Treasure of Elnark features an advanced (for its time) gameplay trait in which the player's actions - both good and evil - are measured and used to influence the game's progression. Players who opt to play the game on a more evil path will find themselves controlling a more powerful character, however, good actions are needed to ensure progress is made through the game - otherwise you may find yourself frustratingly repeating levels.

While the bulk of the game can be enjoyed without any need to read the dialogue, this fan translation patch for Treasures of Elnark finally makes this obscure treat even more compelling and understandable.

Treasures of Elnark (Nintendo Famicom) Gameplay

As usual, to enjoy this fan translation patch you will need to have an original Treasures of Elnark Nintendo NES/Famicom 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: Treasures of Elnark (Nintendo Famicom) English Translation ROM Patch

Last Updated ( 31 December 2013 )  


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