Marble Saga Kororinpa
|Marble Saga Kororinpa
Also known as: Marbles! Balance Challenge (EU), Kororinpa 2: Anthony to Kiniro Himawari no Tane (JP)
Marble Saga Kororinpa is the sequel to Kororinpa: Marble Mania, a Wii launch title. Now featuring a story mode, level editor, better controls, and overall a far more polished experience than the original.
Wii SDK Leftovers
The theme from Mario Kart: Double Dash, as well as a Yoshi sound are present in \snddemo\sound_data.brsar. These are simply leftovers from the Wii SDK.
Present starting at 0x130 in \mess\messdata.bin are a number of Mario character names, specifically their Japanese names. This particular assortment of characters is the playable roster from Mario Party 8, which was released by Hudson Soft two years prior.
MARIO LUIGI PEACH YOSHI WARIO DAISY WALUIGI KINOPIO TERESA KINOPIKO KYASARIN KARON GESSO HUMMERBROS
A button with the text "Copy".
This texture is loaded along side the file select menu, and matches the "Erase" and "Change Icon" buttons present on said menu. This is likely a leftover from Kororinpa: Marble Mania as that game allowed the player to copy saves.
Unused Level Preview
An unused level preview. It is a copy of the preview for The Empty Lot 01 (Normal) with the text "ボ一ドダミ一" overlaid in white.
This texture can be seen by using the Action Replay code 0079BFB3 00000003 and opening the Wii Balance Board menu on the American version of the game.
The title screen was changed to accommodate the name difference between regions. Of note are three things:
- The publisher information: the American version reads "Published by Hudson Entertainment, Inc", the PAL version reads "Published by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd", and the Japanese version omits the text entirely.
- The European version adds a wave pattern behind the logo.
- The American version omits some of the visual elements on the sides of the screen.
Wii Balance Board Stages
The American version has only 30 balance board stages whereas the European version has 100 balance board stages. All of the American Stages appear in the European Version.