1/15: Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Special developer interview added.

12/31: Boktai, Daimakaimura, and The Illustrators of SNK developer interview added.

11/29: Success Stories (1989), Zanac, and Final Fantasy XI developer interview added.

10/31: Legend of Valkyrie, Secret of Mana and Bubble Bobble 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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