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Patch Released: January 17, 2012


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Originally released on August 11, 1987 for the Famicom Disk System by Konami.

Screen Shots

Title Screen: Before and After
The only way the NES could achieve so many colors in the same area where the Almana's outline and the title overlap is with a mix of background graphics and sprites.
Title Original Title New

In-Game Screens
Demo 1 Demo 2 Now Loading
Insert Disk Stage_1 Continue_End
Rest 01 Stage_3 A,B Side Error

Game Description

Unlike Rush'n'Attack and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest which came out around the same time, this action platformer released on the Famicom Disk System by Konami was never ported to cart for a North American NES release. Like Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, this game would have had to have its music downgraded for a US release as it makes heavy use of the FDS's extra music channel.

There is no in-game text, aside from what you see on the above screen shots and a number of other FDS errors which we were unable to make occur.
There are a number of great strategy pages out there for this game that explain everything about it with nice graphics.

Patch Features

The game is quite challenging, even on stage one, as using the rope can be a real pain. To make the game more fun for people playing it on actual hardware, DvD Translations has removed the limited number of continues and has added a Stage Select feature to the Continue / End screen! Simply press up or down to select the stage you wish to continue on. Unlike most projects which are a group effort, this project was done completely by DvD after it was suggested by Pennywise.


Flyer Front and Back
As was done with many other Famicom cartridge and disk games, these flyers could be picked up at stores as advertisements for the game.
On the front, notice the price of 2980 Yen and the release date of August 11th.
On the back, notice ads for Getsufuu Maden, King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch, Hi no Tori: Gaou no Bouken, Goonies 2 on cartridge.
On disk it shows Exciting Billiards, Nazo no Kabe, Esper Dream, Green Beret, Ai Senshi Nicol, and Meikyuu Jiin Dababa.
Of all of these, unfortunately only The Goonies II and Rush'n'Attack (Green Beret) made it overseas.
Flyer Front Flyer Back

Box Front and Disk
Box Front Disk

As was done with many other Famicom cartridge and disk games, different copies of the game came with different cards. Many Konami games came with them.
It's unknown how many different ones were made for The Miracle of Almana. Here are the best scans we can find for the four we know of.
Card 1 Card 2 Card 3 Card 4

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