Japanese Exclusive Sega Game Gear Tactical RPG 'Royal Stone' Fan Translated Into English

Royal-Stone-Game-Gear-Fan-Translation-PatchIn 1995 the Game Gear was slowly being phased out by Sega, seeing fewer and fewer releases each year. Despite this there were several stand out titles made for the colour handheld during this time, although most of these were out of reach Japanese exclusives. One of these, Royal Stone, a tactical turn based RPG sequel to Crystal Warriors has recently been unofficially translated into English.

Royal Stone? The game itself may not be a familiar name outside of Japan, however, its gameplay and spiritual siblings are. Featuring action and adventure similar to that of Sega's Shining Force series, this Game Gear exclusive features the tried and tested formula of turn based grid battles with one on one character bouts. Accompanying this gameplay style is also what could be considered some of the greatest visuals to have ever graced the 8-bit handheld, along with a catchy soundtrack.

This ROM translation patch recently released by Aeon Genesis allows gamers to enjoy Royal Stone from start to finish, almost as if Sega localised this title upon its release eighteen years ago.

Royal Stone (Game Gear) Untranslated Gameplay

As usual, to enjoy this fan translation patch you will need to have an original Royal Stone Game Gear 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 Royal Stone (Game Gear) English Fan Translation Patch

Last Updated ( 12 December 2013 )  


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(Link to this comment) Turkish 2013-12-16 06:26
So awesome.
Cannot wait to load it up and enjoy!

5 minutes later...

I am now enjoying this wonderful classic (via Apprentice Minus DS (GG/MS emu on DS) and it is everything you said it would be.
Thank you so much for the fan translation notifications.
We really appreciate them!

Now to ebay to acquire a hardcopy. 3-)

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