Why didn't any of you tell me about Square's Tom Sawyer?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bet Mark Twain was chuckling in his grave when this was released.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nah he was actually feeling proud others of others of others were profiting from his works, just like when people pay for old games sold on steam or very expensive used hardware.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bet Mark Twain was sneedling in his grave when this was released.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mark Twain was the original gamer

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He didn't invent the gamer word. Books used to be a lot more raw back in the day. You'd be shocked at the kind of stuff you can find in old books. They didn't have political correctness back then.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It wasn't even derogatory back then. In fact the word was first used by '49ers to affectionately refer to each other, after grubbing in creeks for gold all day you'd be black as coal.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s funny, it gets posted in here all the time

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IIRC the last third of the game is still untranslated.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Full translation when? This game seems neat, ive tried to fumble through it, but too much guessing when you cant read it.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's a modern day warrior with mean mean stride

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NO, THIS GAME IS NOT FOR RENT
      NOT EVEN FOR ELEVEN CENTS
      LIPS ARE TOO BIG ON THAT THERE GENT
      OUT OF JAPAN, IT NEVER WENT
      お生憎様

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I need to play this. I hope it works well with Retroarch's translation tool but 8-bit games rarely do.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay I think we all see it, so I’m just going to say it. What the frick is that thing? You’re going to tell me Mr. S has never seen a slave before?
    And does this game have anything to do with the book?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is an RPG based fairly faithfully on the adventures in the book actually.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hello youtube

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    B L A C K F A C E

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just bought this game for $28 off Ebay from Japan, free shipping. Box, manuals, all included.

    I'll post a thread when I receive it.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sometimes Japanese people's brains just don't quite work correctly

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To them, black people basically are only known as savage rapists.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the way to express that in a drawing would be to make the dude look like a brutish ape, not to make him an inscrutable space alien
          uncivilized prehumans/subhumans/whatever should look like monkeys, not like noseless kissmonsters from Beta Centauri
          removing not only the character's humanity but also his resemblance to any earthly creature whatsoever is just a bad artistic choice

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The big-lipped Sambo is a classic icon.

            I wonder if Japanese people just assumed everyone in America was like Tom Sawyer, just like I assume all Japanese people are ninjas

            Could pick worse people to stereotype a nation in both cases.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It doesn't remove his humanity, you brainwashed non-human. It's a caricature intended to be lighthearted and humorous.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        more like your doesn't

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're racist.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Did that sprite hit a little close to home, Shitavius?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Amy is cute. Was she in the book? I think I remember Tom had a gf but I don’t remember it being Amy. I thought it was Mary Jane or some shit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're probably thinking of Becky Thatcher.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That his lips occupy 3/4 of Jim's head we'll take as a given but why are they...striped?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        chap stick wasn't invented until after 1900

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dry and crusty from the red hot African sun.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The two white characters look a bit off but I don’t see what the problem is here.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are we even allowed to talk about Jogger Jim on this board?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >POINT OF ORDER
      Black person Jim was not a character in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is in Huckleberry Finn. If you want to get down to brass tacks about what Mark Twain was all about then you need to read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It's about time travel, telephones, railroads, and guns.

      Thank you for making me aware of this game. I will try it out someday.

      His name is Jim, just Jim, with no title. That is how he’s referred to in Huckleberry Finn.
      https://www.gutenberg.org/files/76/76-h/76-h.htm

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You got a censored version. My book copy says Black person Black person Black person just like Ganker.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pics or gtfo

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >POINT OF ORDER
    Black person Jim was not a character in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is in Huckleberry Finn. If you want to get down to brass tacks about what Mark Twain was all about then you need to read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It's about time travel, telephones, railroads, and guns.

    Thank you for making me aware of this game. I will try it out someday.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
      Would be a good idea for a video game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yep, too bad Sierra didn't do this during their golden age.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For some reason I read this as “A Confederate Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I get にげろ but what is こて?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you yell it in kendo when you attack

        that's all i know

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The most interesting thing about this game is that the box art looks like the game adaptation of an unproduced 52-episode adventure anime.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There was an anime Tom Sawyer right around this time.

      Mark Twain was the original gamer

      HG Wells invented tabletop miniature wargaming.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah the anime was a bit earlier but I’m sure it influenced the game.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8-bit Famicom or 8-bit Famicom, is it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *or super Famicom
      FRICK

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Curiously the same year another Japanese Famicom Tom Sawyer game came out, by SETA. It was a side scroller.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Was the book popular in Japan?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. It was translated before the war.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me it's Snow White and the Seven Clever Boys

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's real
      >it's an official licensed game
      YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >made by the dutch

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're stretching the definition of "official licensed game".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Actually, I prefer the non published Pitch Black and the Seven Big Honkies.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if Japanese people just assumed everyone in America was like Tom Sawyer, just like I assume all Japanese people are ninjas

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Saying that this game is racist is like saying that the book is racist even though it's all about overcoming emancipation and overcoming prejudices
    The book can afford to do that with words but the game not so much so it does what it can. Note that there is also another black character with normal lips.
    This is too much to understand for a zoomer brain however who only knows to jump to conclusions without even delving into the matter. It's the same kind of people who claims that a Famicom game about the New York police is literally unplayable because all things are inherently political and this advocates corruption and violence. I wish I was making this up.
    The re racism would have been excluding the black main characters from the story like the cartoon did.

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