Over 30 years after its original release, Sunsoft’s Ripple Island has finally received an English translation!
Ripple Island is a 1988 adventure game for the Nintendo Famicom developed by Tokai Engineering. It stars Kyle and Cal as they journey across the titular island to save its kidnapped princess and stop an evil would-be emperor from destroying the isle’s lush natural environment. Its gentle story and fairy tale atmosphere set it apart from the wave of murder mystery games flooding the Japanese market at the time and won the hearts of many players.
Unlike many of its contemporaries, the game offers several different endings depending on the player’s choices throughout the game. Make sure to see them all!
This project was a collaboration between Supper (hacking), TheMajinZenki (translation), and cccmar (editing/testing). Thanks to everyone for their hard work.