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Bassin's Black Bass

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Title Screen

Bassin's Black Bass

Also known as: Super Black Bass 2
Developer: Starfish
Publishers: Starfish (JP), HOT-B (US)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: September 23, 1994
Released in US: November 1994

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Bassin's Black Bass it's a gas gas gas.

Debug Mode

Holding X + Y on controller 1 and A + B on controller 2 while the game boots up will enable a slew of debug features.

(Source: GameFAQs)

Debug Menu

Bass hackwards.

Holding the A button on Controller 2 while selecting "Cast" from the Boating screen will bring up a pretty thorough debug menu. Most of the game's variables can be manipulated here, and there's even a sound test with volume options!

Press B on Controller 1 to exit the menu.

Dialogue Test

Bet you can't say that image name three times fast!

Holding the A button on Controller 2 and selecting "Info" will initiate a dialogue test. This will go through all of the game's dialogue.

This debug feature is only present in the North American release, and was most likely added to test that the translated text was working correctly.

Other Debug Commands

These are all entered by the second controller.

(Casting screen)

  • Up: Catch a 22-pound bass.
  • B: Catch a random bass.
  • Y: Catch a random non-bass fish.

(Boating screen)

  • X: Speeds up time (1 minute passes each frame).

Old Debug Menu

Ye Olde Menue.

An older debug menu can be accessed by entering the Game Genie codes ACC4-DFB4 + 80C4-DF24 and using the above debug menu method.

Unfortunately, this menu is completely nonfunctional. Selecting any of the options exits out of the menu.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Error Messages

Thanks Mr. Starfish.

Sure is a region error message.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan US
Super Black Bass 2 (Japan) title.png BassinBlackBassTitle.png