In collaboration with Manuel Pazos, Imanok has yet again improved the English and Spanish translation patches of Konami's King Kong 2. In addition to a lot of bug fixes the game now includes a longer translated script.

An overview of improvements:

  • New translated title screen.
  • Longer translated script.
  • Fixed the screen 60 map bug. It allowed you to walk over the edge and reach the golden temple.
  • Fixed a bug at the golden altar. You can get two items there. If you took just one of them, the game didn't show the item you didn't take anymore, but the one you already took.
  • Fixed shop 2 bug. Someone asks you to take a letter to another person. If you managed to do so and came back to the shop, you were asked the same question again.
  • Fixed shop 10 bug. Someone exchanges an iron key for one piece of meat, but you could get iron key anyway, even if you didn't have meat at your inventory.
  • Fixed shop 11 bug. Someone asks you to get 5 medicinal herbs to cure the tribe's chief. If you managed to do so and came back to the shop, you were asked the same question again.
  • Fixed shop 12 bug. A message saying 'you don't have water sandals' appeared when leaving the shop.
  • Fixed shop 13 bug. A message saying 'you don't have enough gold' appeared when leaving the shop.
  • Fixed a bug at the regained LIFE calculation when you eat food at some shops.
  • Fixed a bug when checking the papyrus you get at the dark cellar where you also get the Nemuri spell.
  • Fixed a sprite corruption bug when exiting the inventory screen.
  • Fixed a bug when displaying the ending texts.
  • Added the wooden key and the letter to the inventory. They didn't appear in the original game, although their graphics existed in the ROM.
  • Added the hidden sword to the game. It wasn't used at the original game, although its graphics and attributes existed in the ROM.
  • The game ROM has been completely reassembled and some graphics have been compressed so that the ROM keeps its original size, after adding a bigger script and all the additional code.

Relevant link: Imanok MSX Site

Comments (23)

By Huey

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02-08-2012, 19:56

Cool. Might even give it a try to finish it. I was never able to get very far.

By Jorito

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02-08-2012, 20:37

Nice indeed! Too bad I'm going on holiday and don't have time to play Wink

By KdL

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02-08-2012, 21:33

great respect!! Smile

I would like to contribute to further improvements with this:

By Jorito

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02-08-2012, 21:37

Great idea, KdL! But... wasn't this the ultimate translation? So what will they call the updated one? Wink

By mesiasmsx

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02-08-2012, 22:01

!Great!

Thanks a lot.

By KdL

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02-08-2012, 23:34

I've added new variants, very similars to the original.
Cheers! Smile

By anonymous

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03-08-2012, 03:45

Well, now there's no excuse for me not to give the game a shot. They say it's actually a fun game, after you gain the ability to walk at a normal speed.

By Imanok

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03-08-2012, 09:45

Give it a try... once you know what to do it isn't longer than Metal Gear. Following the walkthrough, you could easily beat the game in a few hours without the need to save.

If you feel the game is a little slow at the beginning, at the title screen press and hold TAB+F1+SPACE to start at level 10 (if you press F2 instead of F1 you'll start at level 20 and so on) and increase your speed at the inventory screen.

@KdL: your modifications are nice, but we don't want to make new versions of the patch (and make everybody to download/update the game again and again) if it's not caused because of an unexpected bug Wink

By KdL

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03-08-2012, 10:20

@John: it's a great game! I've finished in past... in japanese! Smile

@Imanok: let's put it to the vote! I prefer the "middle" solution.

By Samor

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03-08-2012, 11:09

it's a nice game, I finished it when the first translation came out Smile

so, since the translation was already ultimate, maybe the next one should be called "ultimate perfect" or something else that sounds like a version of street fighter.

By Samor

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03-08-2012, 11:12

@KdL perhaps you can make a separate logo patch? I'd like to have that new logo in the game Smile

By KdL

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03-08-2012, 16:43

KING KONG 2 MINI-LOGO TYPE1

Works well if apply to the original ROM only ..Imanokkkkk! HELP!!!

By Randam

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03-08-2012, 20:03

Really great work! Cool

By Imanok

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03-08-2012, 22:28

@KdL: I guess that graphic is compressed now (Manuel compressed some of them). We've been talking about that and we will add it to the patch, but let's wait a little bit... somebody could find a bug in the next days.

By max_iwamoto

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04-08-2012, 06:15

Gongratulations! Ultimate Job! And very interesting timing Wink

By Guillian

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04-08-2012, 09:51

Thank you all!
The translated ingame logo is stored in 1bpp format, that's why it is monochrome.
I have changed it and added the new KdL logo. We will release it in the next update.

By KdL

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04-08-2012, 12:07

Thank you too! Smile Smile Smile

By Samor

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06-08-2012, 10:58

awesome! Hannibal

By Imanok

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10-04-2013, 09:15

A new version of the patch has been released. The translation itself hasn't changed, but now it includes the new mini-logo designed by KdL and disk save&load routines by Ramones.

Enjoy Wink

By ray2day

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10-04-2013, 20:50

Good work Guillian & Imanok! Nice graphics KdL.

By Imanok

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11-04-2013, 15:50

Thnx, although most of the work of this update has been made by Ramones Smile

By KdL

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11-04-2013, 21:53

yay!!! Many thanks Imanok! Smile

By Jorito

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11-04-2013, 22:17

Finally got around to writing a newspost about it. Thanks for submitting it, Imanok Smile

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