Japanese Exclusive Super Famicom RPG 'Chaos Seed' Translated

Chaos-Seed-Super-Famicom-English-TranslationDespite only just reporting on another Japanese exclusive RPG getting the fan translation treatment, it would appear we have yet another to add to our gaming backlog. Acclaimed ROM hackers Dynamic Designs have finally finished the English language patch for the quirky and unusual Chaos Seed - an underground land healing adventure on the SNES.

Unlike most traditional RPGs, Chaos Seed doesn't have you raiding dungeons, but instead places you in charge of enhancing these underground dwellings. With a clear divide between the surface-humans and those below, in this story the cave-humans you're put in control of must fend off monsters and NPCs whilst building a town and restoring the lost balance of energy in the land around.

Chaos Seed was originally developed by Neverland and released in Japan back in 1996, shortly before seeing a re-release in 1998. Despite having a lush visual style, addictive unique gameplay and an adventurous soundtrack, the game itself never saw release outside of the East. Dynamic Design's recently released fan translation patch for Chaos Seed translates the entire game, leaving you to either enjoy it in a Super Nintendo emulator or on the original hardware using a Super Nintendo flash cartridge.

Chaos Seed (Super Famicom) Gameplay

A downloadable English patch for Chaos Seed can now be found at the translation patch creator's websitek. As usual, to enjoy this fan translation patch you will need to have an original Chaos Seed 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: Chaos Seed (Super Famicom) English Translation Patch

Last Updated ( 16 April 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) astrobit 2014-11-09 20:55
I got this rom and i applied the language patch. All seemed to be fine... then i passed it to my SD2SNES card and when i start the game, the screen flickers intensely to the point that its annoying for the eyes. You can still play the game, but its hard to deal with the constant flickering background.

I tried with the original rom and that doesnt happen. I tried with a rom that was already patched into english, and the same flickering appears again.

If i start it on an emulator (ZSNES) i see the flickering but almost imperceptible.

has anyone experienced this?

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