The SRPG Tuned Heart has an English release thanks to Nebulous Translations. Tuned Heart isn’t the most well-known title, but it combines SRPG with some visual novel elements, and it’s always great when a translation group takes on a less popular project. It brings niche titles to a brand new audience!
Nebulous Translations explains more about Tuned Heart in their blog post:
Firstly, the artwork/graphics are really colourful and easy on the eyes. The game, unlike most games for PC-98, doesn’t contain any porn, but the players can romance one of the main girls. Secondly, the tuning system allows you the players to do fun stuff with their vehicles/weapons and mix them up to create the most powerful units. There is also a leveling system in the game, to make the units more powerful in addition to the tuning, as well as special abilities for each of the girls. Thirdly, the game features VN segments, in which one can learn more about the protagonists.
Nebulous Translations actually had a number of issues getting the Tuned Heart patch up and running — while the translation itself was done relatively quickly, multiple issues with hacking delayed this fan translation from 2017 until the end of August this year.
If this sounds like a game you’d enjoy, then you can download the patch at Nebulous Translations’ project page. There’s also a translated instruction manual if you need help throughout the game.