After gpawj posted about The Fortune Cookie, I decided to look into it myself. Don't know if anyone else has, but I stumbled across the complete Russian version, titled "На сопках Маньчжурии" (Na Sopkakh Man'chzhurii / On the Hills of Manchuria). Here is the link for downloads of both Russian and English versions. I haven't yet gotten the latter to work, but I'm sure someone else here can easily. "Rest in peace, a Soviet citizen. Unrest in the Far Eastern border pose no threat to the building of communism. After all, while you sleep, Comrade Stalin thinks. And he already had a plan, how do you knowthe intentions of our Japanese 'friends.' Sleep well ..."
This is really fascinating stuff! I'm so glad the story behind this one is beginning to unfold - it's eluded me for over 10 years!
Hello guys! I got a game from my dad long time ago. Karate Pro. But when i put it in it's the Fortune Cookie! I installed it but this shit says there is no CD in the cd-drive. So i have the full game but I can't play with it. Any idea how much does this shit worth?
The developers who made that game, Jigoku no Renshuu Mondai, also made a text adventure called Recapture. It's something of a "lost" title because it was only developed for the FM-7, where most other games also made it to the PC88 and other platforms. I only know a little about it, but it's about a company who develops a male birth control drug, but it's stolen by a rival corporation so you need to break in and steal it. It's supposed to be really funny in the same way as their other games. Unfortunately I can't find a disk image, and what little I can dig up on Japanese sites indicate that it has problems running beyond a certain point in emulators. Physical copies of the game are very rare and expensive.
Interesting stuff. I get the feeling the Fortune Cookie was released under a number of different names. I still really ought to finish playing it. It's such a peculiar game. I'd be really interested in seeing all the differences between the English and Russian versions.
So a while ago, I was planning on writing an article on a German RPG Maker game called "Schuld," but I could only find the download link for the English translation. I'd really rather use screenshots from the original German version; that's kind of important to me. I tried to track down the German version, but I all I could find was a few dead links. It probably didn't help that I don't speak German. Does anyone on this forum happen to have a copy of the original German version (a long shot, I know), or is there anyone here who speaks German and might be able to track down a download link I missed? Thanks in advance.