Sailor Moon Video Games
Sailor Moon is a massive franchise, pervading all types of media. This also includes video games! Unfortunately, it is estimated that 90% of these games never have seen official releases outside of Japan. However, fans being amazing as we are, many of these have been translated over the years! I have played a good chunk of these myself, but am still working my way through the vast library of these titles. There are also tons of fan-made games for the franchise, many completely worth playing!
My current focus is the Super Moon Fighter series that was created by Sprite Team (a Japanese gaming company), for the X68000. There are several versions of Sailor Moon fighting games that this company has created, and through the power of the internet I have been able to experience NEARLY all of them. 💫
Sadly, the version of the game that sparked my interest, Super Moon Fighter DX, is the single version that appears to be missing from the internet. Any help in unearthing this version would be greatly appreciated. Below is the character select screen, and some additional sprites for reference. The specifics for this version include that Sailor Moon is now Eternal Sailor Moon, and has Luna as a side kick who can also attack. Also, Super S abilities were added in such as Venus Love and Beauty Shock, Mars Flame Sniper, Jupiter Oak Evolution, etc. It is also the only currently known version of the game to include Sailor Saturn, who is extremely powerful.
Super Moon Fighter aside, I would love for this to just be a general Sailor Moon Video Game Discussion Thread. Speak about whatever you like regarding that subject here! I'll start.
Of all the Sailor Moon video games out there, my favorite would have to be Sailor Moon Another Story. If you are unfamiliar, it's a turn-based battle style JRPG that was officially released on the Super Famicon (SNES) by a company called Angel in 1995. To date, it has never seen an official English translation. However, there have been two largely recognized translations done over the years.
The original fan translation of the game was done by Bishoujo Senshi Translations released in 1999. This translation heavily relies on knowledge of the fan-subtitled Sailor Moon anime, and fansub anime in general. Additionally, the creators had to do some major re-programming to get it to work properly. The translation is not perfect, but is still very well done and does not impede on enjoyment of the game. Some technique descriptions are inaccurate / funny. Example: The link technique that combines Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Uranus is called Fire Thunder Shaking. The description for this attack is "An old man?"
Released 20 years after Bishoujo Senshi Translations' initial release, this is a complete English re-localization of the game. Featured are several fixes to issues and bugs in the original game. There is also a version of this that has some small changes to increase quality of life: that being, double EXP per battle and 1/2 enemy encounter rate as well as adding an attack enhancement item to a shop for Sailor Mercury's solo quest. (Because most people had no idea that her Shabon Spray attack is actually the most useful ability in the game).
Both versions of the game are available online. Google search the game title, plus "Fantasy Anime" and you'll find it.
Sailor Mercury - From Useless to OP
Back when all we had was the original translation, and very limited resources, those of us who were able to play it had absolutely NO idea that Sailor Mercury's ability, Shabon Spray, didn't do direct damage. It is even listed in the fan guide as simply causing minor damage. It wasn't until playing this game as an adult, and becoming obsessed with the fact that her 2 CP cost attack did so much less than everyone else's, and also seemed to have a strange damage limit to it (the numbers never seeming to go higher than 20), for it to just be straight damage. I tested it out, figured out that the numbers popping up are showing exactly how much you are reducing the enemies attack by , and then promptly ran to the internet to find that someone else had discovered the same thing a few years prior. LOL! But still! That was an exciting moment for me, and to this day I do not think it is very well known.
Because of this ability, and the fact that Sailor Mercury has one of the highest Defense Stats in the game, Sailor Mercury has successfully taken the spot as Most Useful Character in Sailor Moon Another Story. Feel free to disagree below.
Chapter 1:The Multiverse Begins
"It sure is a nice day to go training isn't it". Said Goku in excitement. "Hmph. I guess it is". Said Vegeta in a angry tone. "Alright let's go!" Said Goku. Soon as they were about to fly away, Vegeta's wife Bulma stop them. "You know instead of training in the city and causing destruction all the time how about you two try to go off the coast for once". Said Bulma. Goku is thinking of an excuse to not train out in the ocean. "What if we drown". As Goku said Nervously. "Nice try Goku but if you and Vegeta want to go training. THEN TRAIN OFF THE DAMN COAST!" Said Bulma in a stressful manner. "Okay, okay, okay. We'll go off the coast Bulma". Said Goku. "I better not catch you two training in the city." Said Bulma. Goku and Vegeta finally go do training. But at the beginning of the training, Vegeta keeps asking Goku. "Use your Ultra Instinct." Said Vegeta. "Vegeta we're training. Why would I need to use ultra instinct." Said a confused Goku. "Because I want to see how strong I am against you while your Ultra Instinct". Said a confident Vegeta. "But Vegeta I don't think I can". Said Goku. "LISTEN TO ME KAKAROT. YOU'RE GOING TO USE ULTRA INSTINCT, EVEN IF THAT MEANS I HAVE TO-". A massive rumbled happened as Goku and Vegeta were arguing. "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT." Said Goku. "THAT'S A GIANT HOLE KAKAROT. YOU DUMB ASS." Said Vegeta. Goku and Vegeta are confused and worried and trying to figure out what's going on. "Hey Vegeta let's go ask Bulma what the hell is happening". "Okay. Let's go Kakarot". Goku and Vegeta fly over to Capsule Corp to meet Bulma but the loud rumble stops them but they keep pushing. "Let's hope Bulma is okay. We need to get answers of what's going on." Said Goku. Goku and Vegeta arrive at Capsule Corp and ask Bulma what's going on. "It appears the multiverse is happening. This could be really bad." Said Bulma. "How?" Said Goku. "OTHER PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT UNIVERSES CAN COME TO THIS UNIVERSE AND IT COULD CAUSE A BIG WAR DESTROYING THE PLANET". Goku and Vegeta stood there in shocked not knowing what to do or think.
A Few Hours Earlier
"NO, YOU BASTARD. YOU DESTROYED MY TIME MACHINE!"
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" Laughed Fu. "Your precious timeline will be just fine Trunks. I mean it's not like it will cause a disaster." Said Fu in a sarcastic tone.
"YOU BASTARD YOU WILL DIIIIIIIIE!"
"I don't think I will haha". Said Fu as he vanished.
Trunks stood there not knowing what to do.
"Fu. That bastard. I should've never trusted him!"
As Trunks said in his head. In a upset way.
"Mom, what's going on?"
Asked Kid Trunks.
"Trunks listen to me. Go to your room and STAY THERE."
"Goten I need you go to your mother. NOW!"
"LISTEN TO ME GOTEN. GO TO YOUR MOTHER NOOOW."
Said a scared Goten.
As Goten was flying to his home a rift opened up right in front of him.
But Goten ignored it and still kept going to his house. To check on his mother.
As keeps flying someone stops him.
It's the Demon Slayer Tanjiro.
"HEY KID. GET BACK HERE"!
Goten kept flying. Ignoring him.
Tanjiro yells again.
"GET BACK HERE KID"!
Tanjiro jumps really high. Getting Goten and bringing him down to the ground.
"WHAT'S GOING ON HERE. I SEE A STRANGE BLACK HOLE OPEN UP AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN I'M HERE!"
"Please let me go! I just need to get to my mother!"
Tanjiro let's go of Goten and stood there in silence for a few seconds.
"Sorry kid. Go get to your mother."
Said Tanjiro calmly.
As Goten was about to fly away he told Tanjiro directions to Capsule Corp and who to ask.
"If you want to know what's going on. Go to Capsule Corp. Keep going straight and you'll be in a city. Look for a circle building. Okay."
"Thanks. NOW GO!"
As Tanjiro is heading towards the city he sees multiples rifts. He acknowledges them for a few seconds but he keeps heading for Capsule Corp.
"I think I see a city."
Said Tanjiro in his head.
As Tanjiro arrives in the city. He sees a lot of chaos and destruction. But he also sees a dome protecting a building.
"Is that shield protecting a building."
Tanjiro jumps to Capsule Corp but he bumps into the shield really hard. He slowly falls off the shield to the ground. As he's getting up, Goku instant transmissions to Tanjiro.
Goku tells Tanjiro.
"Grab my hand. That we can get inside."
Tanjiro grabs Goku's hand.
Soon as Goku instant transmissions him and Tanjiro, Vegeta comes charging at Tanjiro.
"YOU BETTER HAVE ANSWERS. YOU SON OF A BITCH."
But Goku stops Vegeta from doing anything to Tanjiro.
"Vegeta calm down."
"WHY? HE'S PROBABLY THE ONE BEHIND ALL OF THIS. LOOK AT HIM!"
Tanjiro stood there with a confused face.
"He does look like he's from another universe?"
As there's commotion going on. Bulma walks into the room. Getting ready to yell but Tanjiro finally explains himself.
"I'm from another universe okay. A black hole appeared. So I just walked right into it. That was a stupid mistake."
Bulma stands there, shocked and confused.
"Does anyone else think Trunks did this. After all, he does like messing with time. Hehehehe."
"Trunks promised me he wouldn't mess with the timeline!"
"But how could he have messed with other universes and cause all these Rifts. Someone else probably caused all of this."
"Yeah no doubt."
"I hate to interrupt but how will I get back to my universe?"
"I don't know? In the mean time stay in this universe."
"I CAN'T STAY HERE! PEOPLE NEED ME!"
"WELL YOU MOST CERTAINLY CAN'T GO OUT THERE! NOW CAN YOU?"
"I CAN'T GET A SENSE OF HIS ENERGY!
HE'S PROBABLY IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE!
A couple of hours earlier
"Mom I hope your okay. I'm coming."
Said Goten in his head.
Goten sees a lot of rifts open up but doesn't acknowledge them liked Tanjiro did.
Goten just kept pushing.
Finally, he arrives at his house but to see it half destroyed.
Goten worries that his mom is dead but to his surprised she's not.
Goten here's her screaming our for help.
"MOM! I'M COMING."
As Goten heads for his mom a right rift appears right in front of him.
Taking him to another universe.
Just to say that this is Chapter 1 and 2. I think there will be 5 or 6 Chapters. I just wanted to see how other people like it.
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