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Famicom Tantei Club Part II

December 20th, 2008 by zohar

Categories: SNES

I’ve been a big fan of text-based adventure games ever since Phoenix Wright came out here, thinking that it was one of the first of its kind (at least from Japan). Wow, I was sure wrong. Apparently there are a lot of these kind of games out there, one of them being Famicom Tantei Club Part II which was originally released on the Famicom Disk System (an add-on for the original Famicom), and later ported to SFC.

Though extremely linear (moreso than Phoenix Wright), it has a great story. Murder, detectives, old ghost stories, and the occassional bit of light humor. Amongst all the next-gen (or is it current-gen now?) games I’m playing, it makes for a good “old school” game to play. Sometimes I just NEED to play something 2D and completely outdated (this is not sarcasm). Man, I feel old. Stupid kids with their polygons and what-have-you.

So, if you’re interested in playing it and not completely and utterly put off by 16-bit graphics… unfortunately you can’t play this game through normal means. Not only was the game released in Japan only, but the SFC port was available ONLY through Japan’s version of Nintendo Power. Isn’t that awesome? We didn’t get cool stuff like that… Anyway, the translation patch is available here. And then after that, Google is your friend.

Aaaaaand actually, while we’re on the subject of Nintendo swag, Club Nintendo finally launched! I have 480 points so far. Need… to earn platinum status… anyway, I’ll let someone else blog about that… 🙂

3 Responses to “Famicom Tantei Club Part II”

  • Tara says:

    I want more text-adventure games for the DS. I think the DS is a great thing to play text-adventure game with!

  • zohar says:

    I’d HIGHLY recommend Time Hollow to you. It was definitely a sleeper hit this year, I don’t know why it didn’t get much advertising. It’s a great game — and it has time travel. Who doesn’t like time travel? 🙂 I couldn’t find it at ANY of the big electronics stores though (Best Buy, etc.) Only Amazon and Gamestop had it. It’ll probably be rare in a year or so..

    There’s also another game that came out recently, much crappier in quality, but if you’re desperate for text-based adventure, you can probably pick it up in the bargain bin for $5 sooner or later. Unsolved Crimes is the title. It’s not completely bad, but it’s a tad boring and badly presented.

  • Tara says:

    I already played Time Hollow. <333333 It was good, really low on replayability, but soooooo good.

    I tried the Jake Hunter one, and while it had potential, I was disappointed by how they didn’t put in the other 3 cases in the American version! I was so mad. X_X;; Good thing I didn’t buy that game.