Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom Sci-Fi RPG 'Lagrange Point' Fan Translated Into English

Lagrange-Point-Famicom-English-Translation-ROM-PatchWhen you compare the amount of role playing games released in Japan to what English speaking audiences received, there's a saddening number untranslated adventures that have gone a miss. While fan translation groups are working hard to make amends, there's only so much they can do - their efforts, however, don't go amiss! The latest title from the Far East back catalogue to be fan translated is the highly rated Famicom sci-fi RPG from Konami, Lagrange Point.

Originally released back in 1991, Lagrange Point was one of the more notable titles to hit the Nintendo Famicom for its use of Konami's on-board VRC7 sound generator integrated circuit. This little enhancement allowed more sound to be pumped out of the game, introducing much deeper music and effects than any other Nintendo game at the time. The VRC7, however, vastly increased the cost of production, which is possibly the reason behind the game's lack of localisation worldwide.

Audio aside, Lagrange Point's gameplay takes place in deep space in the 22nd century. After a catastrophic biological incident occurred across a series of space colonies known as the Isis Cluster, Gene and the rest of his re-con unit sent from Earth are tasked with investigating the crisis. The game itself features the much loved traditional battle system found in early RPGs, along with impressive 8-bit visuals, and of course, a stellar soundtrack to accompany your quest.

Lagrange Point (Nintendo Famicom) Translated Gameplay

As usual, to enjoy this ROM translation patch you will need to have a legally obtained original Lagrange Point ROM 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 Lagrange Point (Famicom) English Translation Patch


Last Updated ( 23 October 2014 )  

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(Link to this comment) Turkish 2014-10-25 05:33
Ah, I've been waiting for this fan translation for years! Thank you for this. Can't wait to get immersed in this wonder. :-)
(Link to this comment) Dreamcaster-X 2014-10-26 04:51
OMFG, this chiptune soundtrack is AMAZING!!! I've only played about an hour's worth so far but I am in love with this game!!! It's just amazing that these games keep coming out for us in English!!!
(Link to this comment) Cauterize 2014-11-02 11:27
Quoting Dreamcaster-X:
OMFG, this chiptune soundtrack is AMAZING!!! I've only played about an hour's worth so far but I am in love with this game!!! It's just amazing that these games keep coming out for us in English!!!

You should give Diggin' in the Carts a watch. The original composer is interviewed a good bit in it, along with focus on the sound chip too.
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