Forest of Phantasm, Hard4Games, and Gaming Alexandria have uncovered a reasonably large discover on the planet 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 in style as Taito’s cute dinosaur puzzle sport 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, most of the degree layouts are fully completely different, and in different related ranges, the enemy placement may be very completely 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 concerning the sport and the misplaced Famicom port, ensure you take a look at Hard4Games’ video beneath and provides Gaming Alexandria’s weblog put up on the Famicom port a learn.
The Fairyland Story would ultimately make its option to consoles because it was launched on the Change as a part of the Arcade Archive collection and it is also a part of Taito Milestones — which got here out earlier this 12 months.