DvD Translations presents:
THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY
Stage & Round Select
Patch Released: April 16, 2022
This is NOT a translation.
Mad City was already localized for the North American market as The Adventures of Bayou Billy.
Although the game allows you to collect extra health, life, and bullet power ups, it does not have infinite continues, and is notoriously difficult to pass.
This enhanced version of The Adventures of Bayou Billy was created to correct this problem.
It allows inifinite continues on the game and the ability to continue the game where you left off by use of a stage select feature.
The game we have enhanced was the one originally released for the North American Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989.
Title Screen: Japanese, USA, and Enhanced
Stage Select Screen: Round 1 Stage 6
"The Adventures of Bayou Billy,", known as "Mad City" when it was relesed in
Japan was the first of three games Konami made for the NES Zapper. All 3 mixed
Zapper levels with other elements such as platforming, racing, flying, etc.
None require the Zapper, yet due to the rest of the content, they are probably
the best Zapper games made for the NES. The Konami LaserScope Voice Command
Optical Targeting Headset peripheral was designed specifically to play Laser
Invasion but the Zapper can be used as well.
All 3 were released in the US, only the first 2 in Japan, and only Bayou Billy
was released in Europe and Australia.
||August 12, 1988
|The Adventures of Bayou Billy
|The Adventures of Bayou Billy
||January 24, 1991
||March 15, 1991
|The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger is an excellent game and the best of the 3. It even has a
password save. If you own it, you have probably passed every stage (except
likely the final boss as they ridculously ramped up the difficulty there).
The problem with Bayou Billy is that when Konami released it in the USA, they
made the whole game rediculously hard. It's a shame, because they ruined an
otherwise great game.
This is what this level select hack fixes. It turns this into the Lone Ranger,
esentially giving the game a password save.
- Select any stage to start on. Simply press Left or Right at the title
screen to select any stage and then start Game A or B as normal.
- Select any round to start on. Simply press Right at the title
screen after the final stage is selected.
Yes, Bayou Billy has multiple
rounds, like Castlevania, but unlike Castlevania, unfortunately, not much
changes for the 2nd and 3rd rounds. You don't get a better ending. It
feels to me that it plays a little faster.
- Cut scenes that normally are shown before a stage are shown when that stage
is chosen as the starting stage.
- Inifinte continues. Although it doesn't really matter with the ability to
select any stage.
- The ability to use the practice round bonuses, extra-health (the meatball),
extra lives, or extra bullets, on any stage.
Japanese Flyer Front and Back
I think the flyer really reflects how Konami felt about this game.
- Changed (c) date to 2022
- Readme written
- Passed all stages on round 1 and last 2 stages on round 3
- Testing complete
- Cut Scene now shown before any selected level!
- Selectable Stage 10 corrected
- Always plays demo mode
- Alpha Test begins
- Tweaked Title screen credits
Middle of 2021
- First level select added to title screen
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