Japanese Exclusive Pokemon Mini Release 'Pokemon Race Mini' Gets An English Fan Translation Patch

Japanese-Exclusive-Pokemon-Mini-Release-Pokemon-Race-Mini-Gets-An-English-Fan-Translation-PatchDespite having an incredibly small library of games, Nintendo's Pokemon Mini handheld packs quite a punch. Sadly only 5 of the 10 games released were made available to English audiences. Luckily enough, the addictive Japanese exclusive title Pokemon Race Mini has been fan translated into English.

This new fan translation patch comes from the Pokemon Mini fan site, Pokemon-Mini.net. Their on-going efforts have seen the fabled and somewhat obscure handheld documented to every last detail, whilst also offering us several other fan translations of the other Japanese titles. Only Pichu Bros. Mini remains to be translated now, so we can only hope their efforts have shifted in that direction.

For those unfamiliar with Pokemon Race Mini, the gameplay is very similar to that of Data East's Dashin' Desperadoes on the Sega Mega Drive (US import) - a manic 2D platformer race from left to right against your speedy rival. Alongside Pokemon Tetris it would be fair to say that this import only title is one of the best available on the tiny system.

Pokemon Mini Race (Pokemon Mini) Fan Translation Gameplay Video

A downloadable English patch for Pokemon Race Mini can now be found at Pokemon-Mini.net. As usual, to enjoy this ROM hack patch you will need to have an original Pokemon Race Mini 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 Pokemon Race Mini English Fan Translation Patch

Last Updated ( 15 October 2012 )  


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(Link to this comment) PhoenixAsh 2012-10-17 21:25
Very cool. One day I hope I can get some physical copies of the Japan-only Pokemon Mini games - but I should probably concentrate on getting a copy of Shock Teris before I can do that...

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