Forest of Phantasm, Hard4Games, and Gaming Alexandria have uncovered a reasonably enormous discover on the earth of retro arcade ports. As soon as upon a time, Taito’s 1985 arcade predecessor to Bubble Bobble — The Fairyland Story — was attributable to get a Famicom port again in 1986. This model of the sport was solely ever noticed in just a few magazines again within the day, however the port by no means got here to be.
Many thought the port had been misplaced, however now, by a fortunate buy made by retro modder @FenrisRetro delivered the a lot sought-after cartridge for The Fairyland Story. The sport got here from the thoughts of Hiroshi Tsujino (who was additionally behind Arkanoid), and whereas it was by no means as well-liked as Taito’s cute dinosaur puzzle recreation or The New Zealand Story, it nonetheless has the identical degree of allure as these titles.
The cartridge is outwardly a debug construct dated twenty fifth April 1986, and there are fairly just a few variations between this Famicom model and the arcade model. For one, lots of the degree layouts are fully totally different, and in different comparable ranges, the enemy placement could be very totally different.
The cartridge has now been dumped on-line for everybody to take a look at, which you will get from Forest of Phantasm. For extra historical past in regards to the recreation and the misplaced Famicom port, be sure to try Hard4Games’ video beneath and provides Gaming Alexandria’s weblog submit on the Famicom port a learn.
The Fairyland Story would finally make its solution to consoles because it was launched on the Change as a part of the Arcade Archive sequence and it is also a part of Taito Milestones — which got here out earlier this 12 months.