Battle Mania Daiginjou / Trouble Shooter Vintage Translation Patch

Battle Mania, which was originally released in the West as Trouble Shooter, was developed by Studio Uchuu Tetsujin (Space Ironmen) for the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive and published by Vic Tokai. Its sequel, Battle Mania Daiginjou, was never released outside of Japan, which is unfortunate as it is one of the best shooters on that system. It combines somewhat novel gameplay with quirky humor and some decent action.


This was initially released as a bonus in the King Colossus archive. Now, it has been formally released as a stand-alone translation patch, along with a few trivial changes from the version included with the King Colossus patch.


This patch is contained within two different IPS files, but the only differences between the two are the default script and font to use if none are selected by the user. That's correct; it is possible to select the desired script and font by holding down certain combinations of buttons prior to the Sega logo appearing. See the included documentation for more details.


Battle Mania Daiginjou - Trouble Shooter Vintage.zip


Here are some before-and-after screen shots demonstrating some of the changes.
Actual gameplay pictures are towards the bottom.

The original Japanese version had an off-center logo
Fixed. (Do you think this was a waste of time?)
Battle Mania Daiginjou
Trouble Shooter Vintage
The giant logo
This one was annoying...
...because it uses animated sprites, not text.
The font is dynamically rotated.
This illustrates the differences between the three modes
Battle Mania Daiginjou (literal translation)
Trouble Shooter Vintage (the joke is from the instructions)
New font
Original font
Original bold font

Trouble Shooters...
Lonesome Hunters at Heart...
For nobody knows who they are...