Idol Hakkenden

アイドル八犬伝

Idol Hakkenden
TitleIdol Hakkenden
Original titleアイドル八犬伝
LengthVery short (< 2 hours)
DeveloperTowachiki
Publishers Natsume
 Woolsey Fan Company & cccmar
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, MobyGames, GameFAQs

Description

Sick and bedridden, the zaibatsu tycoon Tomiko senses that her death is near and must nominate an heir among her three granddaughters. To decide who will receive her whole fortune, she launches a challenge: whoever will give her best in the next three months will be the winner. Shizuka, the oldest granddaughter and owner of several business companies, and Reika, the second oldest and a genius scientist, are sure that it's going to be a battle between the two of them. However, Erika, the youngest, has a plan of her own: using her only talent, singing, she aims to break through as a super idol and to do so, she must first seek the help of seven other companions.

Meanwhile, a mysterious man called Dark Lord Iromono is on Erika's track, plotting to have her join his army and become an iromono talent instead.

[From wikipedia]

Releases

 Japanese
1989-09-14  Idol HakkendenNon-freeCommercial1 Cartridge 1 
 English
2018-09-14  Idol Hakkenden (patch)FreewareInternet download  
2019-09-03  Pop Star Debut (patch)FreewareInternet download"This translation aims to be a localization of the game that imitates what an official English release might have looked like if it was released during the era of the NES.

The translation’s writing is not necessarily 100% accurate to the original Japanese in the attempt at not reading like subtitles, but rather as how it would be if it was an American game first.

Localization in this hack includes changing Japanese names, places, items, etc. to versions more appealing to American audiences. It also includes censorship of swearing, removal of reference to suicide, and one instance of blood.

Due to technical issues of not having enough space in the text blocks, the opening/ending song lyrics could not be localized and are replaced with “Lalala”. Also, the lyrics to the “mini-songs” within the game do not match up the notes in the music."

[From Romhacking.net]  

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kenshirosama52018-10-16
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Popularity: ranked #13070 with a score of 0.05

Bayesian rating: ranked #12704 with a rating of 5.31

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