3/15: Star Ocean: Blue Sphere, Guardian Heroes and Cave 15th Anniversary developer interview added.

11/29: Koji Kondo, Final Fantasy VI, and Kazuma Kaneko x Tomomi Kobayashi developer interviews added.

10/26: Real Bout Fatal Fury, What is Game Design?, Thunder Force III and Art of Fighting 2 developer interviews added.

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shmuplations.com is a repository of Japanese game developer translations, covering primarily (but not exclusively) older arcade and console games from the 80s and 90s. Despite the name “shmuplations”, I cover all genres: platformers, rpgs, strategy, vs fighting, and more.

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Look at all the hidden treasure just waiting to be translated! ;)