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Last Updated 09/04/2016
Information / Strategy:
Dreamcast - Shenmue
Yamagishi and the Double Blow - Without
a doubt the move "double blow" is the most useful special attack in the
game. In addition to being a powerful attack it can also often get
Ryo out of a tough situation by knocking a path through a group of enemies.
Unfortunately it must be learned early on and can easily be missed.
As Ryo asks around about residents of Chinese descent, he will eventually
be directed to speak with Tao at the Ajiichi Chinese Restaurant.
Here Ryo learns about the "Three Blades" and gains a few new leads.
However before pursuing them, stay in Dobuita and head to Suzume Park.
There Ryo will meet Shigeo Yamagishi, who is enjoying a somber drink in
remembrance of Iwao Hazuki. He will then offer to teach Ryo the double
blow move. In addition to learning an incredibly useful move, the
dialogue between Yamagishi and Ryo is my favorite part of the entire game.
If the Shenmue story is ever finished, I hope it ends on Ryo and Yamagishi
sharing a drink together.
MJQ Jazz Bar and the Pool Trick Shot -
After speaking with Liu's father about the "Three Blades," Ryo will be
directed to investigate sailors that may be involved with a Chinese cartel
operating out of New Yokosuka Harbor. Tom will inform Ryo that sailors
tend to hang out in bars, one of which is the MJQ Jazz Bar. Once
inside, a pair of sailors will offer to give information to Ryo only if
he can complete a pool trick shot with a 1,000 yen bet riding on it.
To sink the ball, tap RIGHT on the control pad 17 times and shoot.
Although these particular sailors don't end up revealing any relevant information,
Ryo can return to the MJQ Jazz Bar in subsequent nights for different trick
shot challenges, four in all.
The Endless Days of Work at New Yokosuka
Harbor - This can be both useful and annoying. As far as the
game is concerned there are only five days of actual work to be done as
a forklift operator. However if Ryo never triggers a character story
encounter during a day, then that day will repeat onto the next.
For instance Ryo may be instructed to investigate a warehouse after work
but if he fails to do so then the day will repeat until the task is complete.
I tend to trigger this exploit on Ryo's fourth day of work as a forklift
operator, as the game expects Ryo to talk with Mark at a couple points
during the day. If Ryo avoids Mark as much as possible and doesn't
converse with him at lunch or after work at the end of the day, the next
day of work will be the same. This will continue until Ryo talks
with Mark at lunch and then again after being paid at the end of the day.
Without this contact Mark never drops a key piece of information, that
the Long Zha might be happening in a couple of days, and there by the Long
Zha continues to be delayed. This extra time allows Ryo to continue
working, earning more forklift prizes, buying more capsule toys with the
extra money earned, and trying to win more raffle prizes. If you're
going to transfer your save over to Shenmue II (via the USA - UK save file
patch application) then you know the key to the easy life at the start
of Shenmue II is selling capsule toys to pawn shops in Hong Kong.
PC Engine CD / TurboGrafx-16 CD System
Card Archival Set (click here to
After many years of searching, I have complied
this set of PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 CD system cards. If you would
like to distribute this archive, please download it and upload it to the
host of your choosing. This .zip file includes confirmed working
and clean archives of the following PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 system cards,
used for CD emulation:
Games Express CD Card (JPN)
PC Engine CD Super System Card (v3.0) (JPN)
PC Engine CD System Card (v1.0) (JPN)
PC Engine CD System Card (v2.0) (JPN)
PC Engine CD System Card (v2.10) (JPN)
TurboGrafx CD Super System Card (v3.0) (USA)
TurboGrafx CD System Card (V2.0) (USA)
Tomy Tutor / Tomy Pyuuta Cartridge
Archival Set (click here to download)
- Release 5, updated 09/04/2016
This is an archive of all the currently known
clean images of Tomy Tutor and Tomy Pyuuta cartridges, including the Tomy
Tutor BIOS, for use in MESS. Additionally over time the archive aims
to contain clean, high resolution scans of all Tutor boxes and documentation
in .PDF format. Please consult the documentation
included in the archive for full information as well as instructions on
how to contribute to the archival effort.
As of Release 5, every commercially released
Tutor / Pyuuta cartridge has been archived and is included in the archival
Ultimarc I-PAC and J-PAC, Manual
Input Programming (click here
to view documentation)
Simplified from instructions on the Ultimarc
website, this is an instruction and command sheet explaining how to manually
program Ultimarc arcade keyboard encoders via a standard text editor.
I created this file after coming across an Ultimarc I-PAC that would not
respond properly to the Ultimarc programming utility. Although Ultimarc
provides this documentation, it is extremely difficult to understand due
to how it is presented on the Ultimarc website.
Think there's something here that shouldn't
be? Then please contact
me directly and I will attempt to make any and all concessions.
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