Japanese Games Easy to Play w/out Trans?

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  1. monstergarden
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    I'm sure this has been covered somewhere. Does anyone know of a list of Japanese DS games that would be great to play without the need for translation?
     
  2. Cranberry

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    Ouendan 1 + 2
    Rhythm Heaven (can't remember the Jap title)
    Daigasso Band Brothers

    And other rhythm/music games. Those are the only Jap games I played for DS, and they are all easy to understand without a translations (Although I haven't played the last one; I just heard about it)
     
  3. Sp33der

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    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga( found it fairly easy w/ walktrough)
    Rythm Tengoku
    Jump Ultimate Super Stars
     
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    The japanese version is called Rhythm Tengoku Gold. [​IMG]

    but yeah, the only japanese games I really played without using any walkthrough are the ones mentionned above.
     
  5. Jakemon

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    From The Abyss is pretty good and easy to follow without a translation -- I got through til act 4 with no english.

    Hercules No Eikou is pretty easy to follow too. No translation available.

    Soma Bringer is real simple w/o english, everything is marked on the minimap for you, you miss a lot of the story if you don't apply an english patch.

    Rhythm Tengoku Gold is pretty simple to folow, with a little trial and error in the stages. Beat the whole thing with no translation whatsoever.

    Choushoujuu Mecha MG is pretty fun and simple to follow too, but you have to use the cart as there's some sort of emulation detection that won't let you get past a certain point at least on an R4 or a Windows DS emulator.

    JUS is easy, way way easier w/english patch.

    Ouendan 1 and 2, Daigasso Band Bros 1 and 2 are way easy too, once you get the rhythm down.

    Funny thing is, I specifically came here to post a thread like this. =)
     
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    jet impulse, it has english menu and the radar/minimap give more than enough info about what to do.

    and windy X windam is also for a large part english.

    naruto shippuuden shinobi retsuden II(naruto shippuuden ninja destiny II) is quite easy to understand, especially if you played naruto ninja destiny.
     
  7. sa1amandra

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    Fire Emblem DS is easy to play as long as you have played other Fire Emblem games
     
  8. monstergarden
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    I didn't know there were english patches. Where can I find out more on how to use them? (using an R4)
     
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    EXIT DS is pretty much an english game.
     
  10. psycoblaster

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    metal slug 7 [​IMG]

    but then there are partial american files inside the rom, but still not all of the game is in english.
    But if you've played the old ones, then you'll know how to play this...

    Hercules No Eikou is OK, but then sometimes you'll get stuck... (happened to me about 6 times)
    If you've just started, then things are pretty complicated. And you never know if the game has a good story.
     
  11. Vague Rant

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    SuperLite2500 - Crimson Room (all in Japanese, but mainly a visual game anyway), Game & Watch Collection (entirely in English), Tingle's Balloon Fight (simple menus).
     
  12. ojsinnerz.

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    I'll agree with metal slug 7. I mean, C'mon. Would you really need a translation for a Metal slug game? I think not.
     
  13. Kaos

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    Taiko no Tatsujin is pretty playable without a guide, although you might need one so you can work out the challenges.
     
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    Inazuma Eleven no need to translate very easy to play matches in story mode this game 3D/soccer/rpg very good will release on friday check out soon and play [​IMG]
     
  15. Raestloz

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    Taiko no Tatsujin doesn't need any guide at all, I can even tell you what each button do for you if you like, since it's so simple, including the challenges
     
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    Game & Watch Collection (doesn't even have an option to select Japanese)

    Korg DS-10 (ditto)

    Ouendan 1 + 2 (easy enough to figure out, although you won't know the lyrics)
     
  17. xdarkx

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    Since no one has mention it in this topic, Gundam 00.
     
  18. samuraibunny

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    If you enjoyed Picross, there's "Illust Logic DS and Colorful Logic". I only played it for the color ones, but the only thing you'll need to get used to is the pause menu. You can pause the puzzle you're on, quit it, and see the instructions for how to play (which I would suggest you look at before you attempt the color puzzles if you choose to play).

    There's also the new Simple Series DS Vol. 39 - The Shouboutai. It's a game on firefighting and the controls are really simple. There's also a help topic posted on it in the game help section of the forums to better understand the "weapons" at your disposal. ;D
     
  19. canli

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    there are the kakuro and slitherlink games from Hudson. You can play these puzzle games without japanese knowledge.
     
  20. vhunter

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    Steal princess can be played without knowing japanese.