25 years after its initial release, and 4 1/2 years in the making, Getter Love is finally in English!
Along the way a Sound Test menu was discovered and restored. There was text for about 30 songs, but the released game had 44 songs total. So songs 27-44 were given names based on how they fit into the game. There are 5 songs that are only one long beep or hum - about half in the original section and half in the new section. The names were left the same in the old section. Just know that these songs were not removed by us. The sound test can be found in the Options Menu choice (5)
Finally, there is one section of the game that isn’t perfect on purpose. Before choosing where you go for the day you have a wheel where you can look at items, see future dates, etc. There isn’t much room for text for four players all looking at the same time so the text spills out of the text box. It doesn’t look great, but no other solution could be found on such a cramped screen that would still keep the game pace fast.
Original forum where development of the patch was tracked: https://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=8646.0
Getter Love currently does not work well on most emulators. Get the best play experience on a flash cart such as the Everdrive64 or the SummerCart64. If you have to use an emulator, so far the best suggestion has been retroarch’s mupen64plus.
There is also a patch that restores only the sound test (no translation) here:
Translation by Wid. Game hacking by ozidual. Special thanks to McKnight for his help! Also thanks to the programmers who created encoding software to re-compress the images in Getter Love.
1.01 updates a dozen or so lines of text. It was missed in the rush to get the game released on the 25th anniversary.
File/ROM CRC32: 724ECAE7
Game hacking by ozidual.