Japanese Saturn games?

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Mar 20, 2008

Japanese Saturn games? by anime_junkie at 2:35 AM (1,045 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. anime_junkie
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    I'm set as far as (U) games go, but I want some more Japanese saturn games, preferrably shmups or anything easy to play & enjoy without knowing the moonrunes (So no RPGs). I already have Radiant Silvergun, but that's it. I plan on getting Fighters Megamix and Burning Rangers, however. A quick description would be nice, too.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I wouldn't get a Japanese version of Burning Rangers as it's text and speech heavy. If you've already cleared the English version it's fine but if it's your first time playing then it might make it a little difficult.

    Are you playing on an emu or a real Saturn?
     
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    Oh, it got released over here. Should've checked that. And I'll be playing on a real saturn, just picked up a Model-2 at a LGS, and I'm ordering a racketboy modchip later this week.

    Really just looking for any cool fighters/shooters out there.
     
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    To play Japanese games you're going to need an Action Replay. They're a good buy anyway because they give you 1/4M RAM expansion and loads of backup space for your saves.

    Shooters
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    Batsuugun (J) - Vertical shooter
    Cotton Rainbow (J) - Horizontal shooter/Uses 4M RAM pack
    Contra : Legacy of War (U) - It's a Contra game!
    Darius 2 (J) - Horizontal shooter/Uses 1 screen only but near perfect arcade port
    Do Don Pachi (J) - Vertical shooter
    Gradius Deluxe Pack (J) - Horizontal shooter/Arcade perfect ports of Gradius 1+2
    Layer Section (J) - Vertical shooter
    Layer Section 2 (J) - 3D Vertical shooter
    Loaded (J) - Overhead shooter/Gauntlet style
    Panzer Dragoon 1+2 (U) - 3D Shooters
    Salamander Deluxe Pack (J) - Horizontal/Vertical shooter/Arcade perfect ports of Lifeforce/ Salamander 1+2
    Sexy Parodius (J) - Horizontal shooter
    Strikers 1945 1+2 (J) - Vertical shooter
    The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (J) - Horizontal shooter
    Thunderforce 5 (J) - Horizontal shooter
    Virtua Cop 1+2 (U) - On rails shooter

    Fighters
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    Dead or Alive (J) - 3D Fighter/Much smoother, funner + higher resolution than PSX
    Fighting Vipers (J) - 3D Fighter
    Golden Axe:The Duel (J) - 2D Fighter
    King of Fighters 97 (J) - 2D Fighter/Needs 4M RAM pack
    Last Bronx (J) - 3D Fighter
    Street Fighter Collection (J) - 2D Fighter/Turbo Hyper Fighting + Championship Edition
    Street Fighter Zero 1,2 + 3 - 2D Fighter/Arcade perfect ports/2+3 need 4M RAM pack
    Vampire Saviour (J) - 2D Fighter
    Virtua Fighter 2 (U) - 3D Fighter
    Virtua Fighter Remix (J) - 3D Fighter
    X-Mem:Children of the Atom (J) - 2D Fighter/Needs 1M RAM pack
    Marvel vs Street Fighter (J) - 2D Fighter/Needs 4M RAM pack
    X-Men vs Street Fighter (J) - 2D Fighter/Needs 4M RAM pack/Amazing!

    Others
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    Astal (U) - 2D Platformer
    Athlete Kings/Decathalon (U) - 3D Track and Field
    Bubble Bobble (U) - 2D Platformer/Arcade perfect
    Bubble Bobble Symphony (J) - 2D Platformer/Arcade perfect
    D&D Double Pack (J) - 2D Beat Em Up/Needs 4M RAM pack
    Die Hard Arcade (U) - 3D Beat Em Up
    Drift King 97 (J) - Racing
    Duke Nukem 3D (U) - FPS
    Powerslave (U) - FPS
    Guardian Heroes (U) - Beat Em Up
    Irem Arcade Hits (J) - Retro gaming!/Kung Fu Master/Zippy Racer/10 Yard Fight
    Deep Fear (E) - Survival Horror
    Kyuutenkai (J) - 2D Pinball/Like Pinball Dreams
    NBA Jam TE (U) - 2D Basketball
    Nekketu Oyatu (J) - Beat Em Up
    Panzer Dragoon Saga (U) - 3D RPG
    Shining Force III Scenario 1 (U) - 3D RPG/Screw FF7, this is awesome!
    Shining Force III Scenario 2 (J) - 3D RPG/Get the English fan-translation
    Sonic R (U) - Racing/Looks amazing, plays pretty well
    Psychic Killer (J) - Like Shinobi
    Puyo Puyo Sun (J) - Puzzle
    Warcraft 2 (U) - RTS
    Warriors of Fate (J) - Beat Em Up
     
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    Wow! Thanks for the nice list! [​IMG] A lot of those shooters I either have or have close versions of in MAME, but I'll probably grab DoDonPatchi just because it's awesome. A lot of those fighters look fun, too! A bunch of those games I already have. You wouldn't have to convince me to get Shining Force III - I'm a huge fan of the series. [​IMG] And I know about the Expansion cart, but I'll probably either patch the games or use the region switch mod for my (J) games.
     
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    Not a problem! I'd definitely recommend an AR cart though, even if it's just for the 1/4M RAM expansion, alot of the fighters/shooters at the end of the Saturns life made use of it so you'll miss out on a bunch of excellent games. If you're a SF fan then you won't be able to play SF Zero 2/3. I keep meaning to get my PAL Saturn switch modded but it's a Model 1 so it can't be chipped, my Japanese Saturn is chipped but I don't want to switch mod it because it's one of the more rare V-Saturns and I don't wanna go cutting into the case! lol

    I've got a bunch of good Saturn sites if you want the links, let me know and I'll PM you.
     

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