List of games in English that don't have USA releases

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  1. topicaltapioca
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    I'm trying to put together a list of games in English that don't have USA releases.

    I'm also going to go through the translation patches to look for any non-USA ported games.

    Any ideas for me?
     


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    you should check the rom hacking section stickied thread "Official translation request thread or something like that.

    most games there wont have a english release
     
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    You mean games with European releases but no US releases?
    The only one I can think of off the top of my head is #5140: Last Window.
     
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    Jam w/ the band
    Freshly picked: tingle's rosy rupee whatever
    last window
     
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    Great game
     
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    Maybe wrong. I can't vouch the accuracy of this...

    Bomberman 2
    Bomberman Story DS
    Chronos Twin (no idea what difference its import-only boxed version has from the USA DSiWare one)
    City Life DS
    Giana Sisters DS
    Boulder Dash Rocks
     
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    Soma bringer and Tales of Innocence are Japanese released NDS games that have 99% translation to English.
     
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    List so far I've verified, criteria is language == English; Region Available in != USA:

    Bomberman 2
    Bomberman Story DS
    Boulder Dash - Rocks!
    Chronos Twin
    City Life DS
    Freshly Picked - Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
    Giana Sisters DS
    Jam with the Band
    Last Window - The Secret of Cape West
    Make 10 - A Journey of Numbers
    Ys Strategy
     
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    mmmm, this city life seems nice!

    Unfortunally, i cant find it anywhere.

    Any tips?
     
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    No one can tell or hint you where to find it if that's what you're asking.
     
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    That´s too bad. It was exactly what i was asking.
     
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    You didn't say they had to be good. It looks like there's various (possibly crappy?) stuff I doubt you're after.

    Crazy Frog Racer
    Yu-Gi-Oh GX Card Almanac
    Blood Bowl
    Powershot Pinball Constructor
    Pop Town
    Kira Kira Pop Princess
    Naruto Ninja Council 2 European Version

    Among lame others not worth bothering to dig up info. [​IMG]
     
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    Many people have offered up good suggestions already.
    A quick scan says
    Animaniacs- lights camera action
    TooTuff mission nadia
    My Pet Hotel
    Rom wise (or it is was a dupe) there is the DS browser.
    English training possibly (no English as a game language other than the language itself being learned)
    Asterix and Obelix XXL2
    Ys strategy
    Crazy Frog Racer
    Pferd and Pony (although it has other Euro dupes apparently)
    Schach (chess, also called Chess in a later Eu release)
    Party Carnival (apparently simple series vol 6 in Japan)
    Monster Puzzle
    Kakuromaniacs
    Sega touch darts (not sure about this one)
    My Pet hotel 2 (a lot of these did not make the trip across the pond)
    Mahjong (outside Japan these are almost always Mahjong solitaire so I would not get my hopes up for a "multiplayer" one)
    New Touch Party game
    Undercover Dual Motives
    Best of Card games
    Tingles Rosy Rupee land
    I am bored now I will leave it at that.

    You should also consider all the games attributed to a European country (and indeed based on a character mostly known within said country) that also sport English (or indeed only sport English). TooTuff mission nadia from the list above and stuff like moorhuun is what I was going for.
    Similarly some European titles (looking at Tenchu right now but I am sure I could drum up more) came with English on both editions but different alt languages (in this case two releases- English, Italian and Spanish on one and English, French and German on the other)

    Also the "offline list" type dats over at http://www.advanscene.com/ contain a measure of duplicate filtering as well as language info- the dat files are XML based. It is nicer on the DS as well as there are some games on the GBA that are identical between Japanese and US or US and Europe releases not to mention there were one or two Australia specific releases. What will trouble you is differing names.
    A quick scan says it might not be flawless but then again it might just be a quick scan- sudoku mania looking like a bad call.
    To make a list like mine use duplicate filtering, hover over the name with duplicate tooltips added in and any that does not say US is what you want. I am fairly happy with that list (that is to say I am happy I did not mess up reading off them) up top so I got to 1404

    Bonus points- if you are making this you might also consider a superior version list. Stuff like Mr Driller had more options in Japan and Europe and several Japanese games have for instance had wifi in Japan and lost it in transition not to mention several games that might have had voice acting/cutscenes (megaman ZX springs to mind). There are also simpler things like what GBA cart detection might happen- Advance wars dual strike Japan accepting the advance wars 1 and 2 bundle pack that never appeared outside Japan (although there are better examples with actual unavailable data).
    Other things include games fairly drastically changed on their trip out of Japan (elite beat agents vs Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan)

    While it is not so prevalent in English if you look at some of the French translations (aimed at Canada) on US releases (Zelda was one if memory serves) they are appalling. This is not just in the usual Canadian French vs the French from France type thing either although that can apply to Spanish in US releases (aimed at Mexico but using Spain type language) and I am sure the Portuguese might be able to say something (Brazil vs mainland) and maybe even some of the Dutch releases if they hired someone versed in Flemish to play translator (I have seen it happen on the PC more than once although I have not paid much attention to Dutch DS releases).
     
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    @FAST6191:

    I love you, I'm glad someone finally understands.

    I've made and am maintaining a...collection...

    I use the Advanscene numbers, they've always been what I've used with other systems, don't see a reason to stop.

    I'm very interested in this Superior version list idea, but I thought I'd start small by putting together games that aren't in USA region to begin with.

    I'll check into your ideas more though and follow-up with my list soon.

    Thanks much for your great input.
     
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    Sorry to pop this back open, but I wanted to see if what I've done is correct.

    Used the Scene Dats from Advanscene with offlinelist.

    Tools->Options->Duplicate Filter: Moved USA to Top, OK

    View->Show Duplicates (unchecked it)

    Language->English

    Picked out the ones without USA flags.

    Did a quick check, looked for "Australia" at Advanscene.

    3330 - V8 Supercars Australia 3 - Create & Race

    Wasn't on my list, and it's region specific to Australia.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Nevermind, durr.

    Region Duplicate(s) 1476 1691 3330

    With this information, there's around ~375 games that are English with no USA couterparts from 1 to 4851, does that sound right?
     
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    all the death note games,medarot ds,bleach 4th flame bringer
    love plus, to love ru, cross treasures (omg its so fun!!!! too bad there isn't wi-fi, only local wireless) [​IMG]
     
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    Most of the games you listed there don't even have English releases.

    They want games IN ENGLISH but don't have a (U) release.
     

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