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2015/06: Lagrange Point (J) (NES) - vorpal86
« on: May 31, 2015, 09:33:06 pm »

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to vorpal86's Lagrange Point (J) (NES) maps.

Lagrangian points, in astronomy and physics, refer to five positions in an orbital configuration of and around two large bodies (like a planet and the star it orbits, or a moon and the planet it orbits) where an object can keep positionally stable relative to the two larger bodies by their gravity.  Lagrange Point (J), in video gameography, refers to a space-themed JRPG by Konami from 1991.  In it, you will lead a research team to investigate a biohazard outbreak on Land-2 of the Isis Cluster of space colonies.  Batlle monsters in random encounters, explore large worlds, save the day, and all that fun stuff you expect to do in most RPGs...but in space!

(Of interest to game cartographers - because the worlds of space colonies Land-1 and Land-2 are cylindrical, a north-south wrap-around actually makes sense, unlike the north-south and east-west wrap-arounds of many RPG world maps that could only work in a donut-shaped world.)

vorpal86 has mapped this RPG like any other should...thoroughly.  Area names, doors and items marked!  Enemy info!  Shop lists!  Other vital information too!  While here on that may almost be the expectation of some of the more popular RPGs (not that it's any less appreciated, mind you), it's especially nice to see the effort but on more obscure, Japan-only releases.

So to recognize the effort put into making a point to inform us all of this neat game, vorpal86's Lagrange Point (J) (NES) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for June 2015.