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Hi.:)

I take the initiative to publicize here this translation patch, which in truth dates back to 2017, hoping to do something pleasing to its author, to honor his work, and give him, I hope, the notoriety he deserves:
https://www.romhacking.net/translations/1026/

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I discovered with pleasure this translation only recently, and completely accidentally, and I believe that many others will also be unaware of its existence, which by the way I do not think ever publicized here.
By putting it on display in this "vitrine', more people will be able to know it, appreciate it, and maybe give it a chance.

As far as I could verify, the text and dialogue should be fully translated, and only some of the graphics and images are not. The game contains a nice tutorial, useful and clear, on the main rules of GO and its basic techniques.
Particularly appreciable is the font used in the translation, nice, large and very readable.
And, in my opinion, this title boasts some of the most beautiful anime art seen on GBA, especially appreciable by fans of this animated series.

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Go is a chinese board game for two players, black and white, characterized by very simple rules that give rise to a complex strategy.
The two players take turns laying their tokens (called stones) on any free intersection of the board grid, starting the race to colonize the world.

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It starts with the consolidation of bases and then expands, there are battles, encirclements and captures, invasions and retreats, tactical cunning and strategic decisions, until the final consolidation of territories.
The winner is not the one who has annihilated the opponent, as happens in other games: simply, the one who has managed to form larger territories wins.

Go is, in fact, a game that rewards balance, and whoever gets out of balance by trying to destroy the opponent, or who wants too much from a single position, will have to pay a higher price in other areas, compromising the game.

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This is not a game for everyone.
It requires, even more than similar board games, a lot of patience and a collected but open, broad and multidirectional mind, ready to change often strategy and objectives, over the course of a match.

Note: Also keep in mind that the CPU response time is veeeeeeery long and often nerve-wracking.

P.S. With this, and other initiatives, I hope to contribute to revive and liven up these forums, and to repopulate this deserted land, not abandoning it entirely to the ghosts of the past (although, lately, some new, sporadic initiative has appeared), stimulating a renewed interest, possible debates, and exchange of views about a console considered by many a relic of the past (obviously not by the regulars of this place).
And I hope my english is gradually improving.

Greetings to all, especially to my american friends, who often seem to appreciate my nonsense...:wink:
 
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I actually came across this patch randomly just a few days ago and tentatively put it in my "to play" list, but I was unsure about the quality of the translation. Looking forward to playing it now.
 
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Excellent! Loved the manga. Inspired me to learn. but man, it's been a while. Sounds like a fun way to refresh my memory.

I used to watch this show when it came on Toonami. I didn't know it was that popular enough to have a game. Wow. I may check this out.
Oh yeah. if it was on toonami, it's a safe bet it was a huge hit in japan and very widely known. I think maybe only Big O was more successful in the west than it was in japan.
 
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Excellent! Loved the manga. Inspired me to learn. but man, it's been a while. Sounds like a fun way to refresh my memory.


Oh yeah. if it was on toonami, it's a safe bet it was a huge hit in japan and very widely known. I think maybe only Big O was more successful in the west than it was in japan.
I wish Big O had a game. That was my show back in the days for late night! I found the show to be okay just a little boring I didn't understand the game. I was more into Prince of Tennis at the time.
 
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I'm a bit late to this, but thanks for posting it.
I've tried to learn Go on and off since I bought a nice board and pieces when I was in Hong Kong almost 20 years ago, but ideally with a game such as this you're better off learning from an opponent who can teach you as you play... and I know noone else that can play. I even tried recently using https://online-go.com/learn-to-play-go/ ...but it only really teaches the fundamentals, and not in a way where it really sinks in.
I stumbled across the GBA game(s) while trawling Yahoo auctions and thought "if only there was a translation...". Now, thanks to your post I'll be able to patch my rom and see if it's any better at teaching me than the other methods I've tried.
 
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