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Old 04-05-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
eastx
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EastX's Import Review Thread and Dance Lessons

I've gotta be different so I decided to review only Japanese games.

For now, my reviews will focus on Japanese Playstation Network downloadable titles. They're all PSOne games, so you could import them if you don't have a Playstation 3 or PSP. But I will focus on their value as downloadable titles. Each game includes full manual scans, in Japanese of course.

You can buy and play games from the Japanese PSN store no matter what region hardware you have or where you live. It's just a bit of a hassle because the store doesn't accept foreign credit cards. Luckily PSN cards are available in multiple denominations. These can be purchased from Play Asia or Ebay. I prefer Ebay because the sellers there will simply email you a redemption code within 24 hours of payment, so no shipping time is involved.

PSN Cards are available in the following denominations:

1000 Yen, 3000 Yen, 5000 Yen, and 10000 Yen. A 3000 Yen card goes for $36 on Ebay. PSOne titles cost 600 Yen. That means you can buy 5 games with one card, at a price of $7.20 each. That's really not bad for a Japanese game that you can play on either your Playstation 3 or PSP. This guide shows how to set up a Japanese PSN account.

Japanese PSN games that I plan to review:

Bishi Bashi Special
Cotton
Dezaemon Kids
Dezaemon Plus
Ganbare Goemon: Uchukaizoku Akogingu (Working Designs almost translated this)
Gussun Paradise (YoYo's Puzzle Park in Europe/Australia)
Jumping Flash
Jumping Flash 2
Konami MSX Collection Volume 1
Money Idol Exchanger
Philosoma
Raiden
R-Types
R-Type Delta
Sonic Wings Special
Um Jammer Lammy


Other Japanese PSN games that people might find interesting:


Adventure of Little Ralph
Athena
Crash Bandicoot 1-3 (Crash looks different from the American version)
Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition
Galaxy Fight
Guilty Gear
Gunner's Heaven
King of Fighters '95-99
Intelligent Qube
Intelligent Qube Final
Magical Drop
Magical Drop F
Poiter's Point (Poy Poy in the US)
Real Bout Fatal Fury & Real Bout Special
Robbit Mon Dieu (Jumping Flash sequel)
Samurai Spirits 1 & 2 Pack
Samurai Spirits 3-4
Samurai Shodown: Warrior's Rage
Tail of the Sun: Wild, Pure, Simple Life
XI(sai) 1-3 (Devil Dice in the US)

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