Pokemon Diamond review

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  1. agentgamma
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    agentgamma I dont know what to put here

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    Today I received a parcel in the mail containing Pokemon Diamond for the Nintendo DS. [​IMG]

    ...

    Something doesn't seem right at all. [​IMG]
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    Pokemon Diamond for the Game Boy Colour is a game NOT made by Nintendo, but by Chinese pirates.
    Notice how it says GAME at the top of it.
    And how that mutant Pokemon thingy majigg is surrounded by the Chaos Emeralds.
    Because it has the GS symbol on the box, this hack was probably released when Gold and Silver came out.

    Since its here I might as well review it [​IMG]
    I will mainly focus on the efforts of the hack rather than the game itself.


    HISTORY
    This game is a hack of a Japanese Game Boy game named Keitai Denj? Telefang (literally "Mobile Electric Beast Telefang")
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    Even Keitai Denj? Telefang suffers from Pokemonitis (selling the same game twice). Both of these games have been pirated into Pokemon games – Pokemon Diamond has a partner in crime named “Pokemon Jade”
    The game involves phones and Denj? (which shall be referred to as Electric Monsters, like in the hack's Engrish translation)


    This game never saw a US release. A GBA sequel was made that, like the first game, appeared only in Japan.


    CHANGES
    First change is the title screen. Its changed from Keitai Denj? Telefang to Pokemon Diamond.

    Second is the Engrish translation that contains swearing and really messed up lines. The dialouge doesn't even MENTION Pokemon but 'electric monsters' instead. (Which probably means they just copy and pasted all the text into a program)
    For example a human who is friends with Pokemon electric monsters and is an Pokemon electric monster trainer, is named T-fanger in the original Japanese game (T?????, T fang??), but is named T-Mildew, because of the mistranslation of ????? into fungus. XD

    The most critical flaw with this pirate is that its buggy:
    - You can't name the protagonist
    - You can't name any electric monsters you befriend
    - The credits don't work
    - Some versions don't work with saved games
    - You can't call electric monsters manually.
    - The above means that you can't unlock some electric monsters.
    - The opening sequence has an incorrect colour palette.
    As well as others (probably due to sloppy ROM editing)


    RATING

    I give it 2 pirate hats out of 5!
    Only because the name T-Mildew is ****ing hilarious! XD
    Otherwise I would have given 1 pirate hat out of 5!
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    LINKS


    Official site for Keitai Denj? Telefang (in Japanese) Engrish translation (which seems like Shakespeare compared to Pokemon Diamond >_>)
    Official site for the GBA sequel (in Japanese) Engrish translation
     
  2. updowners

    updowners lurklurklurk

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    Nice review!

    Also, were you intending to get the pirate version of pokemon diamond?

    Edit: Some awesome screens of the game:
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  3. agentgamma
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    agentgamma I dont know what to put here

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    I was going to put some pics but decided against it as I didn't want to have too many pictures.
    Also I decided to do the pirate Pokemon Diamond to be different [​IMG]
     
  4. GameSoul

    GameSoul youtube.com/variantdevil

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    lol You sent me off there gamma. I thought this was the NDS game Pokemon Diamond! That's alright. It's Christmas and we all don't get what w- Nah, I'm just joking. A review of an unlicensed, Engrish-speaking, epic rom hacking fail! Yay, you should get an ARRRRRR for your review.

    lawl at the "This side out" on the sticker. That's lengrish for ya.
     
  5. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    I've got the rom of this on my computer and its funny cause the translation is so bad that some times they swear at you like "shit has one" or something.
     
  6. D-Trogh

    D-Trogh GBAtemp Regular

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    Review could've been longer.. [​IMG]
    Anyway, I like this game you know.. I really enjoyed playing it some years ago [​IMG]
    Telefang ROCKS! To bad you need to start over when you're defeated [​IMG]
     
  7. agentgamma
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    agentgamma I dont know what to put here

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    Thats why I chose it! XD
     
  8. AtomicBlue

    AtomicBlue GBAtemp Regular

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    Haha, this looks like a pokemon rip off from the screens.
     
  9. BowlOfSpiders

    BowlOfSpiders hi

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    Pretty nice review. =)
     
  10. science

    science science rules

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    Lol nice one. I remember downloading this game about 8 or 9 years ago and being super surprised at the swearing, but I kept playing it and thought it was actually Pokemon lol was I dumb.
     
  11. Zerrix

    Zerrix GBAtemp Maniac

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    same goes here xP
     
  12. Inferior_Design

    Inferior_Design GBAtemp Regular

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    probably at work
    Dude all GB and GB color games have that sticker on them [​IMG]