Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom Naval Battle Sim 'Fleet Commander' Fan Translated Into English

Fleet-Commander-Famicom-English-TranslationStepping aside from the usual offerings of previously untranslated RPGs, Nintendo Famicom ROM hackers have tackled another Japanese exclusive title, only this time round it falls into the turn-based strategy genre. Fleet Commander is an incredible detailed, albeit slow paced, naval sim based on a crucial WW2 battle between the US and Japan.

While it's unlikely that this title will appear to most retro gamers, those amongst us who enjoy building up tactics over time and executing detailed attack strategies will no doubt enjoy this 1998 release from ASCII Entertainment. The game itself offers an incredible level of depth for those willing to wait for it, and luckily enough for us the in-game menu's and dialogue have finally been translated into English.

Fleet Commander (Famicom) Untranslated Gameplay

As usual, to enjoy this ROM hack patch you will need to have a legally obtained original Fleet Commander 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 Fleet Commander (Famicom) ROM Translation Patch

Last Updated ( 11 June 2014 )  


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