This game is great. If you guys havn't bought it, and then downloaded a backup you really should. The neatest part is that somehow it detects if your wii is english or japanese and about 95% of the writing is in English. There is the odd Japanese part, and it also talks to you through your remote in Japanese, but its even still really easy Japanese (Yoroshuku, Gambatte etc etc) You can send your friends your brain score aswell; thought it was really neat. Only played for about 15 minutes, but it really looked like it was going to be a lot of fun. Also, I have a NTSC-U Wii with the most current firmware. I am running a genuine cyclowiz on a launch wii. It did prompt me to update, and I feared it would be like SPM all over again, but it fired through the update in about 10 seconds, and just reset the OS (not the wii itself) and booted up fine - and like I said, the game was in English no less.