Heartthrob Memorial: Under the Tree of Legends

  • Developer: Konami

  • Publisher: Konami

  • Genre: Dating sim

  • Release Date: February 9, 1996

On February 9th, 1996, Konami released a dating sim called Heartthrob Memorial: Under the Tree of Legends for the Super Famicom. The Super Famicom release came two years after the original version of the game, which was for the PC Engine CD. Konami made various adjustments to the script, in-game events, and the graphics for this Super Famicom edition. They even included some exclusive content and mini-games.

In Heartthrob Memorial, you play as a boy starting his first year of high school, trying to win the affection of his old childhood friend (and secret crush), Shiori Fujisaki.

More than just a dating sim, the core of the game is all about time management. Throughout your three years in high school, you'll have to balance your personal stats to get good grades and stay in shape, while also taking some time to have a social life.

There are other girls at the school of course, not just Shiori. You can't just shower her with all of your attention, because if you ignore the other girls, they'll get upset. If they get upset, they'll start rumors about you. They'll end up becoming emotional ticking time bombs (that could very easily destroy your reputation with everyone at school, including Shiori)!

Will you be able to mature into the kind of guy she likes? Will you end up falling for one of the other girls instead, in the process? Along the way, you might aim to become a great athlete, a prize-winning author, focus on getting into a good college, or just get a job straight out high school. It's up to you.

But when all is said and done, after three years in high school, who might be waiting to confess their feelings for you under the Tree of Legends? You can find out for yourself now that the American English patch for Heartthrob Memorial: Under the Tree of Legends has been released!

Target file specifications:

  • Filename: Tokimeki Memorial - Densetsu no Ki no Shita de (Japan) (Rev 1)

  • File size: 4.00 MB (4,194,304 bytes)

  • CRC32: AE9F3602

MSU-1 files are not required to play the translation, but are highly recommended for the best experience. They add an animated intro video, voiced confessions, and voiced ending song.

Both links contain the same patch file. The translated game will detect if MSU-1 is supported in the emulator or system being played on and if the files exist, and automatically plays the content or reverts to default SNES behavior accordingly.

If you have already downloaded the MSU-1 files before, it is not necessary to re-download them when the patch version is updated, unless otherwise noted. Those files should never change. The IPS file in the "Download Translation Patch only" link will suffice.

Due to the way that text is re-organized in each patch, it is recommended to make an in-game save or hard save between patch updates if you are using save states. Otherwise, there is a chance that reloading an older save state in a newer patch will cause the wrong text to load or corrupt your game session.

Readme File

Heartthrob Memorial: Under the Tree of Legends
Translation Patch (Version 3)

Version Two - Fixes some typos and text formatting for game and epilogue. - Included .xml and .bml files to hopefully increase emulator compatibility.
Version Three - Fixes more typos and text formatting for game and epilogue.

----------------------- GENERAL INFORMATION-----------------------
Target file specifications:
Filename: Tokimeki Memorial - Densetsu no Ki no Shita de (Japan) (Rev 1)File size: 4.00 MB (4,194,304 bytes)CRC32: AE9F3602
This patch is for "Heartthrob Memorial: Under the Tree of Legends" on the Super Famicom.The text has been translated from Japanese into American English.
The target Japanese ROM must have a size of 4.00 MB (4,194,304 bytes),and have a CRC32 checksum of AE9F3602.If not, the patch will not work as intended.
If you wish to use the MSU-1 files, make sure your emulator or system supports it.For Snes9x, the only necessary step is to make sure the filenames have the same name format as the ROM file,and are in the same directory.Other emulators may require additional steps.There is a .bml and .xml file included which may help the game run in other emulators.
This patch is not for rehosting on Romhacking.net.

----------- CREDITS-----------

Heartthrob Memorial: The Taste of Apple Tarts

Heartthrob Memorial prologue

Heartthrob Memorial voice subtitle demo

Original background scrolling rate

New background scrolling rate