Unfortunately three of the games here are games that I will not be able to play. And while Wrestle War looks like it could be fun for some reason the action gets reset to a different area of the arena every time something happen against the ropes. I’m not sure what’s up with that. But just like Dynamite Duke with a fake Dolph Lundgren I’m going to site Wrestle War as a must have because of the unlicensed Hulk Hogan on the cover. 🙂
I think I just discovered that Royal Blood is Gemfire for the Genesis. So there is an English option if I ever feel the need discover what it’s all about.
These four games that are all in excellent condition and are here to fatten the collection. They’re pretty cheap and look good. And for me that’s often enough.
Wrestle War $5
Mega Lo Mania $10
Royal Blood $8
And about $13 in shipping for all four.
I always try to avoid strategy and rpg games that are heavy in text where you will need to understand japanese to be able to play. I always double check a youtube video before buying something. However, I have accidentally acquired a few text-heavy j-rpg’s in my Famicom Collection. Even though I know a bit of japanese it’s not enough to make it through a whole game.. 😦
I love RPG’s. Big time 😀 I’m sure that’s why I like adding them to the collection even though I’ll likely not be able to play them. They often have good artwork that I like to display in the collection. Lately I’ve been buying more than playing. I should work on that.
Ah, yes! I can’t count how many times I have accidentally acquired the wrong game… I have a bunch of doubles because of that. All this despite having a freak’in spread sheet on-line with all my stuff. ebay is very potent.
But as for you accidental j-rpg’s for the Famicom; those are usually very popular and you could easily trade/sell them away. But since you do have them I think you should enjoy having them in the collection knowing that many people out there really want them. 🙂
I do, I do, I never get rid of any games I buy, not even doubles, it’s just too much fuzz setting up a selling account. I have a super neat excel spreadsheet with all my games sorted by system and in alphabetical order and I still manage to buy doubles >_< I bought Altered Beast three times, thinking I didn't own it already, just cause I wanted the games so much haha ^_^
I prefer platformers/puzzlers and shooters before RPG's, I buy more than I play as well, which makes it harder to play RPG's since they are usually more time consuming.. 😦
If you poke around, sometimes you luck out and get a walkthrough that may not translate the game, but at least tells you what to do/where to go for some RPGs/strategy games. I think there’s an English version of Megalomania (it may be a UK game, though), so you can always grab that at some point. Gemfire is a pretty OK game – I avoided it fr ages because I didn’t like how it looked for some reason (Hey, I never said I was smart!)…
Off topic, but I recall the first import RPG I completed with no walkthrough was Airs Adventure on the Saturn. Not the greatest game out there, but there were only two areas I got stuck in and it took maybe an hour or so of fiddling about the map and menu to figure out what I was doing wrong.
When I got my copy of Phantasy Star Generation 1 from the Sega Ages 2500 series for the PS2 I did find a walk through for it. But it was still really tough to play the game. And this is one Japanese game I really really want to play. Man, I’m still praying for an English release even though it’s been canceled for many years now. Translate this game and bring back Firefly; is that too much to ask?
I’m glad to hear you say that Gemfire is ok. From the screen shots it reminds me of Warsong which I really enjoyed a lot. So I think I will be looking for a copy.
See you have a lot of patience to fiddle around and try all the menu options and areas over and over… it can get tedious and can sap a little of the fun out of a game. And I say this even though I have always been a very patient RGPer. I was always a happy grinder. 🙂