1665 - Minna no Soft Series Minna no Shogi (J)

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  1. djgarf
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    [​IMG][​IMG]1665 - Minna no Soft Series Minna no Shogi [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][/p][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Release Group:CaravanSave Type:EEPROM_V124ROM Size:32Mbit
    Publisher:
    ActivisionRegion:Japan
    ROM Serial:
    AGB-BSGJ-JPNLanguage(s):
    Japanese

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  2. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    o.O What the hell...classic Japanese board game that I've never heard of?
     
  3. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

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    Shogi is awesome, too bad I can't read Japanese nor know the rules and fundementals to the game .
     
  4. x_comp

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    If you watch Anime, I'm sure you've seen this game sometime. Think of it as Japanese chess. More about it can be found on this page:

    http://www.ishipress.com/shogi.htm

    I'll just post the official page here too for this game for conveniency since you can't copy and paste from the Nfo.

    http://www.success-corp.co.jp/software/gba/shougi/

    This game features a 2 player mode where you can use the same GBA to play and a tutorial to help beginners.
     
  5. LioConvey

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    wow
    3 japanese games release in a week?
     
  6. Zero01

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    [​IMG] isn't this Chinese chess, it's layout is the exact samething as chinese chess... wth...
     
  7. DeMoN

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    3 Jap releases in a row dammit.
     
  8. Darksage

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    ...Japenesse chess...how bodersome...
     
  9. subanark

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    Chinese chess?
    Doesn't that have a river in the middle of the board.
    And there is a special area that is designated for the emporer.
     
  10. Zero01

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    Oh yeah didnt see that part [​IMG] but its layout is so similar...
     
  11. Z_Hunter

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    Yeah I think this is Chinese chess..or maybe not, because there is no 'box' for the King and there is no river in the middle.

    @DemonStar: This is a 4th Japanese release in a row, by the way.
     
  12. x_comp

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    It's chess but it's not Chinese chess. The layout is much different and there are fewer pieces in Chinese chess. However, they are from the same origin of games. According to Wikipedia, Shogi is of Japanese origin.

    More info at the site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shogi.

    And if you're still not convinced this is not Chinese chess, have a look at this page too and do a comparison yourselves.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_chess
     
  13. Aziere

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    I like go better... since im better at go.
     
  14. DeMoN

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    BAH! The only board game I'm good at is "Chutes and Ladders" but that's all luck... [​IMG]
     
  15. Jojjy Ugnick

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    Is shogi really considered "Japanese Chess", or is chess considered "English Shogi"?

    I guess it depends on your perspective.

    Personally, that question has blown my mind . [​IMG]
     
  16. spooky

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    is there a gba-game for Xiangqi (chinese chess)? a comercial one? just found a homebrewn demo on gbadev.
     
  17. x_comp

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    Westerners would refer to this game as Shogi or Japanese Chess. Since it's of Japanese origin, it's only right to use those names. Japanese on the other hand, will not refer to Western Chess as "English" chess. They will refer to it as Western Chess, Seiyou Shougi.
     
  18. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

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    I promised myself not to post this time. But I can't help it. I gotta...

    Why the hell are the Japanese as productive as little ants, while the american and euopean game companies just sit on their lazy asses... I just don't care if it are just card games or pet caring games or virtual cookie eating games, I want some readable shit! I wanna consume! I wanna devour a shitload of cheapo games, as long as it's new and no rererelease!

    *Okay, I'm immediately apologize for being such a whiner, but you know, this life is all about looking forward to something and GBA doesn't offer it (anymore(yet))!

    ** o yeah, and what's this stuff with titles like "No Soft Series"? Is it hardcore then?
     
  19. SmegPlaza

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    Cooool !

    I don't read or speak Japanese, but Shogi is a superb game.
    It's similar to (Western) chess, but when you win pieces you can drop them back into the game as your pieces ! And the promotion of pieces when they reach the far 3 rows is a bit different too.

    I've never been much of a chess fan myself but Shogi really is way more interesting [​IMG]

    The Smegster
     
  20. x_comp

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    Well, I think it's just a series of games from the company Success aimed at all age groups. "Minna no Soft" basically refers to "Everyone's Games". You can see the 3 other titles here:

    http://www.success-corp.co.jp/gamesoft/gba.html