Despite us all having an overflowing RPG backlog, we'll always welcome fan translations of classic Japanese exclusive adventures. Energy Breaker, the 1996 Super Famicom isometric tactical role-playing-game developed by Neverland Co and published by Taito, has been given the English localisation treatment - which can now be downloaded and enjoyed.
While most will refer to Final Fantasy Tactics or Ogre Battle as being the definitive tactical RPGs, Energy Breaker holds one huge draw over its groundbreaking siblings. Energy Breaker's scenes in between battle, or 'adventure mode' shall we say, doesn't rely on an overworld map. The RPG takes an approach similar to that of Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana where by the area you're exploring is also your battleground.
Gameplay and genre aside, Energy Breaker's story begins with its protagonist Myra being visited in a dream by a mysterious woman known as Selphia. Myra, however, is then shocked to meet Selphia in real life the following day. Following Selphia's advice, Myra travels to Eltois, the Wind Forest, in the hope of catching up to a man who knows about her intriguing past. Upon arrival at the Wind Forest, Myra meets a scientist who’s searching for the Reincarnation, a legendary flower that holds a scent said to harbour the power to bring the dead back to life. This, however, leads Myra down a path much longer than expected with plenty of adventures ahead.
Energy Breaker (Super Famicom) Fan Translation Gameplay Video
As usual, to enjoy this fan translation patch you will need to have an original ROM file of the game in 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.
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