How do you guys playing the Japanese games?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by emmsmama, Jul 2, 2007.

Jul 2, 2007
  1. emmsmama
    OP

    Newcomer emmsmama Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Country:
    Canada
    I have Ouendan, Picross, Slitherlink and I can't figure out how to play them because they aren't in English. I got them b/c peeps said they were really good games to have but I am wondering how to play them?
     
  2. lagman

    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    4,071
    Location:
    Me, To You
    Country:
    Mexico
  3. evadwolrab

    Member evadwolrab GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    203
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I was going to post a related thread.

    What games are out there that don't require any knowledge of Japanese? I know of Ouendan and I started playing Observation Training yesterday (feels waaaaayyy more like a game than any of the other Brain Training type games, which is a good thing [​IMG])

    I know this thread has probably been done a million times, but I was just wondering what peoples opinions are.

    In answer to the original question, I just pressed things and roughly figured the menu out (the fact that Observation Training has almost the exact same setup as Brain Age made it easier)
     
  4. lagman

    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    4,071
    Location:
    Me, To You
    Country:
    Mexico
    Nodame Cantabile [​IMG]
     
  5. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Country:
    United States
    If a game can be played without reading the text that comes up during gameplay (or there isn't any text during gameplay), you can figure out the menus without being able to read the language simply through trial and error. The main problem with this is the "delete save" option that so many games have.

    As for SlitherLink: Translation for Puzzle Series Vol. 5 - SlitherLink
     
  6. evadwolrab

    Member evadwolrab GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    203
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just playing it now on your recommendation. It's a nice little game. [​IMG]
     
  7. snesmaster40

    Member snesmaster40 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    262
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    For playing Japanese games I usually either:
    - Check if there's some translation guide
    - Research if the game relates to something (Piku Piku has three different modes which are covered by English websites)
    - Mess about until I understand what does what
    - Slowly recognize some words (I can recognize the words "Save" and "Gundam")

    As for games:
    - Puyo Puyo 15th Anniversary (I think there's a menu guide at gamefaqs, but after that it's basically like Tetris)
    - The Puzzle series (loads of different puzzle games with different themes)
     
  8. emmsmama
    OP

    Newcomer emmsmama Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the tips [​IMG]
     
  9. test84

    Member test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,685
    Location:
    Iran, Tehran.
    Country:
    Iran
    got Slither Link, seems cool ! but doesnt beat Picross! [​IMG]
    thnx to that jpeg of traslation, still get confused at some menus [​IMG]
     
  10. dirtyroot

    Newcomer dirtyroot Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    #1142 - Brain Buster Puzzle Pak (U) has an English version of Slitherlink on it.
     
  11. 4saken

    Member 4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,358
    Country:
    Australia
    But it's not the same is it? I'm going to try it now.
     
  12. emmsmama
    OP

    Newcomer emmsmama Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    50
    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for that translation and the wiki link for Slitherlink! I don't seem to have 1142 handy so I will have to ask dh to find it for me. Anybody know the # for Nodame Cantabile? Also dh seems to only have the Japanese Picross so I will have to have him get the English one for me. Thanks for all your help!
     
  13. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Country:
    United States
    Puzzle Series Vol. 5 - Slitherlink is much better than the version in Brain Buster Puzzle Pak.
     
  14. lagman

    Former Staff lagman I wish I was green.

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    4,071
    Location:
    Me, To You
    Country:
    Mexico
    1009 - Nodame Cantabile (J)

    And for future references: http://gbatemp.net/newgon/
     

Share This Page