Author Topic: Japanese RPG Round-up  (Read 7744 times)

dhalsimrocks (OP)

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Japanese RPG Round-up
« on: March 31, 2011, 05:06:02 pm »
Since getting my A320, I've discovered a lot of RPGs that were never released outside of Japan, but are now conveniently playable on the dingoo thanks to translations patches.  For other RPG fans, I'm going to list the ones I know of, and anyone else can feel free to add to it.  I'm listing those without direct localizations (but may have localized enhanced remakes).

[EDITED to add Dragon Quest games]

NES
-Fire Emblem I and II
-Final Fantasy II and III

Gameboy Color
-Wizardry 1-3

Game Gear
-Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
-Phantasy Star Gaiden
-Phantasy Star Adventure

SNES (the big one)
-Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem
-Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War
-Fire Emblem Thracia 776
-Seiken Densetsu 3
-Front Mission
-Tales of Phantasia
-Bahamut Lagoon
-Alcahest
-Star Ocean
-Treasure Hunter G
-Treasure of the Rudras
-Cyber Knight I and II
-Romancing SaGa III
-Dual Orb II
-Dragon Quest I & II
-Dragon Quest 5 and 6
-Ys 4 - Mask of the Sun
-Sailor-Moon RPG
-Terranigma (never localized in US)
-Tactics Ogre (there's now a PSP port, but I've got to put this one on the SNES list... having it on the Dingoo is just too cool)

GBA
-Fire Emblem Sword of Seals
-Mother 1 and 3

I haven't even played many of these, but I look forward to giving them all a run.  It'll probably take me 10 years.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2011, 07:27:48 pm by dhalsimrocks »

LTStone

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 06:14:35 pm »
GBA
Golden Sun 1 and 2
Final fantasy 4,5,6

Genesis
lunar 1 and 2
shining force 2


snes
Chrono trigger


All good Turn based Rpg's IMO

SilverhawkBR

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 06:29:16 pm »
Chrono trigger has also a PSX "reloaded" version, no graphical changes, but sound improvements and cutscenes.

Also, holy, Star Ocean and Tales of Phantasia looks just like PS1 2D graphics...

Although my version of Star Ocean has graphical glitches on some texts, i can read character speaks, but i cant read menu, item details, etc... Just displays some bunch of very weird letters...

dhalsimrocks (OP)

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 06:56:01 pm »
GBA
Golden Sun 1 and 2
Final fantasy 4,5,6

Genesis
lunar 1 and 2
shining force 2


snes
Chrono trigger


All good Turn based Rpg's IMO

Those are some of my favorites as well.  I'm a sucker for the Shining Force series.  Though actually, my focus for this topic was Japanese RPGs that never made it outside of Japan, but are now playable via translation patches.

Though in regards to Final Fantasy 4 through 6, many people prefer playing fan translated versions of the original SNES games.  I'm personally happy with the GBA versions of all three, though I recently found a really nifty patch for 6 that adds back a few of the Woolsey-isms that some fans liked.  There's also a patch for it that adds back the original SNES music.  VERY cool.

And really good call on the graphics of Tales of Phantasia and Star Ocean.  Maybe the best graphics on the SNES.

LTStone

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 07:09:13 pm »
ah, srry I misread the post :)

dhalsimrocks (OP)

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 07:26:35 pm »
ah, srry I misread the post :)

That's OK, you reminded me of the Lunar games that I need to try. :-)

Also, edited original post to add a few more.

Solstice

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 06:59:58 am »
Front mission - gun hazard ,SNES

Also not for dingoo but there a great translation of Front Mission 5 on ps2 by the way (ps2 are so easy to soft mod now and run freemc boot and usb hdd) FM 4 and 5 are so awesome!!

Heres all the snes translations i have i think

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Poligrafowicz

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 10:10:18 am »
Front mission - gun hazard ,SNES

Also not for dingoo but there a great translation of Front Mission 5 on ps2 by the way (ps2 are so easy to soft mod now and run freemc boot and usb hdd) FM 4 and 5 are so awesome!!

Heres all the snes translations i have i think

http://i53.tinypic.com/14e6tm1.jpg

Dude Front Mission 5 was so awesome. Its even playable on PCSX2 (though depending on version and configuration with either small graphical issues or slowdowns). As for Front Mission Gun Hazard I found a little bit too slow choppy on Dingoo emus to call it playable.

As for RPGs never released outside of Japan, but fan transleted:

MSX2:
SD Snacher (playable with OpenMSX)
Illusion City (needs to be run with at least MSX2+ machine and works slightly slow)

SNES:
Ganpuru - Gunman's Proof (sort of western Zelda Link to the Past)
Final Fantasy 5 (one of my favourite in the series, though could work slightly faster less choppy on Dingoo)

NES:
Musashi no Bouken - Adventures of Musashi (hilarious little RPG and probably the first one I ever played)
Earthbound Zero (not sure if it works on Dingoo)

P.S. I'm probably not saying anything new, but there is a trick to playing slow choppy games on Dingoo. If game is too choppy one can run it slightly slower using SNES9X (haven't checked that in PocketSNES) emulators by setting non auto frameskip. While the game won't run full speed with that option, the choppiness should be gone, making the game playable (it worked well for Secret of Mana).
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 04:39:27 pm by Poligrafowicz »

Poligrafowicz

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 08:08:23 pm »
Time to revive the thread. I found some more fan translated japanese games which actually work on Dingoo:

SNES:
Metal Max Returns - a RPG with tanks (it is actually a remake of another Japanese only NES game). It takes place in some Mad Max style world. Game system looks similar to Earthbound, but combat looks more like Final Fantasy 4 or 6. The tanks are quite customizable.

MSX:
Princess Maker - the infamous game made by Gainax. You are some superduper hero who killed some evil monsters and as a reward gets to adopt a 10 year old girl. The game mainly consists of planning what the girl will do for a month and that repeats until she gets 18 years old. Based on player decisions she can end up with one of 72 available professions (read ending). The game is technically a visual novel. While it doesn't have any Hantai content, something steel feels weird about it. Maybe its because of the voice acting. The girl will occasionally say something silly in Japanese (the audio quality is horrible, but I guess floppies didn't offer a lot of space). The things she says are actually easy to understand and they do give a weird vibe...

LTStone

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 07:23:49 am »
I just downloaded Bahamut Lagoon and Treasure hunter G, they look pretty good..

LTStone

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 07:27:25 am »
Time to revive the thread. I found some more fan translated japanese games which actually work on Dingoo:

SNES:
Metal Max Returns - a RPG with tanks (it is actually a remake of another Japanese only NES game). It takes place in some Mad Max style world. Game system looks similar to Earthbound, but combat looks more like Final Fantasy 4 or 6. The tanks are quite customizable.

Hmm looks interesting.

MightyJAK

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 09:12:39 pm »
ah, srry I misread the post :)

That's OK, you reminded me of the Lunar games that I need to try. :-)

If you like those games, you should add this to your list:

Game Gear
- LUNAR: Walking School
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Chronosplit

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Re: Japanese RPG Round-up
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 07:13:50 pm »
Final fantasy 4,5,6
Though in regards to Final Fantasy 4 through 6, many people prefer playing fan translated versions of the original SNES games.  I'm personally happy with the GBA versions of all three, though I recently found a really nifty patch for 6 that adds back a few of the Woolsey-isms that some fans liked.  There's also a patch for it that adds back the original SNES music.  VERY cool.

Adding to the GBA FF patches, I've found an FFV advance patch that not only does the same as with VI with the music, but cures many annoying slowdowns.  Also back to VI, there's also a patch around that fixes the somewhat silly at times bright color palette the GBA version had compared to SNES if it bothers you.  Honestly IMO, if you're going to play an english version of V or VI on the Dingoo these are the best you can play after a couple patches.  Especially in the native OS.  I would say the same for IV, buuuut the lack of a music patch kinda makes it a bit of a squabble between the two.  Though IV's GBA music really wasn't as bad as the other two.

Back to the subject, one worth checking out after a Translation patch is Sylvan Tale for the Game Gear.  Chaos World is a look into an NES game that was far ahead of it's time.  Mystic Ark and  Cyber Knight 1/2 are pretty interesting on SNES as well.  Oh, and I can confirm that Earthbound Zero works great in the Native NES emulator. 
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 07:50:19 pm by Chronosplit »

 

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