Translation (English) by Aeon Genesis - v1
Assault Suits Valken is an amazing action game by NCS/Masaya. Easily one of my favorite SNES games of all time, Valken puts you into the cockpit of a gigantic robot that gets to stomp over everything in its path. The levels are extremely well varied and I have yet to really get sick of it. In fact, looks and feels very similar to Front Mission: Gun Hazard. I may go so far as to say it inspired Gun Hazard, but I really can´t confirm that one way or the other. Assault Suits Valken one hell of a lot of fun, and it´s got really good story to back it up, too -- quite a lot of which was unfortunately lost on Konami, who released it as "Cybernator" in the US. They removed a good 30-60% of the text, a lot of text sequences, character portraits in the dialogue, reduced one character to simple cannon fodder, deleted a whole bunch of other characters, axed a cutscene in the final level, and generally made a mess of it. I have, in large part, fixed all that.
In the current version, the only thing that should not be working is name customization, so you´ll have to make do with the default of "Jake" for now unless you feel like messing with the half-hacked name entry screen. Otherwise, it should be fully functional! Hope you have a blast!
March 7th, 2004