Japanese DS Games Playable Without Reading

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  1. Donato_Dobango
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    What are some good arcade/platforming DS games that are from Japan that have minimal or non-critical text?

    I've been playing Lode Runner DS and the menus are in Japanese but the gameplay is easy enough to follow and enjoy. So I'm looking for something similar to that or Tingle's Balloon Fight where only the menus or some very very scant parts of the game have text that I'll be missing out on.
     
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    One Piece Gear Spirite maybe not quite sure though
     
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    The Great Underworld Warzone
    The Stafi games (Legendary Starfy over here) were quite easy to play without knowing Japanese.
     
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  5. War

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    Pretty much the usual suspects.

    OTO
    OTO 2
    Rittai Picross
    Taiko no Tatsujin
    Taiko no Tatsujin 2
    Taiko no Tatsujin 3

    And games with translation patches.
     
  6. Domination

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    Theres only 2 of them. And besides... one of them is going to be locallized.

    Well..... how about Phantasy Star 0? You can continue without knowing the story...... And then the Hitman Reborn minigames game, I completed it without much troubles cos the games are pretty obvious and they can be replayed several times so you can find out what to do without failing the whole game....
     
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    Space Invaders Extreme 2 is pretty much in English already, with only the menu option explanations being in Japanese.
     
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    Don't know if you like shooters, but Ketsui Death Label can be played without any Japanese knowledge. Its essentially a bunch of crazy boss fights with lots of bullets flying everywhere.
    Also, I highly recommend the DS Taiko no Tatsujin games. Nice music selections using many different genres.
     
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    Osu! Tatakae Ouendan
    Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2

    I love these two games, I don't know if you already played these games, but they looks like EBA, with japanaese songs.
     
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    oh there's a new taiko out? hmm... haven't seen it anywhere yet.
     
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    Phantasy Star Zero

    Very easy to follow despite being Japanese especially if you have played a PS game before.
     
  12. Shakraka

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    Super Robot Taisen games are very easy after you get used to it. Judging from your av, I can see you like Full Metal Panic! which Super Robot Taisen W has, if you're interested in playing. (Along with Fumoffu and TSR)
     
  13. War

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    Sorry, didn't see that part.
     
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    Fuuun! Dairoujou, it's a tower defense game. Pretty damn fun, nice sprites. I know it's a bit off the target genre, but it's a solid game I hear nothing about.
     
  15. Donato_Dobango
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    It's okay if the suggestions aren't all action/platforming, those are just my favorite games. But I'm willing to try just about anything.

    I've got a good little list so far to check out today.
     
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    Cyclo DS Paradise
    PPK if you like baseball
     
  17. soulfire

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    i finished the game and i don't know japanese
     
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    What's PPK?
     
  19. isaac52

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    The Ouendan games are very VERY easily played in japanese. The only things your really missing out on, is english songs, and the comics. But they are easy enough to understand as it is.
     
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    Cyclo DS Paradise
    power pro kun pocket

    you only need to learn the symbols for each position and you can figure out how to read player ratings within a few games