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what's everyone's favorite game that never made it to their country?

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I was watching some videos on games that never make it to american shores and was wondering if it's the same for other countries and what people like/dislike in other parts of america. is your favorite a JRPG that was fan translated in the 90's and is 2/3rds untranslated? was it an american game that simple was too obscure to localize in russia? mine would probably a few of the older megami tensei games since i'm a sucker for older 3D attempts
 
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Touhou 1-9 have yet to be legally available in any capacity in the west. Hasn't stopped me costanzayeahrightsmirk
 
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具体的なゲームはありませんが、任天堂が最高のゲーム開発者としての力を失い、より多くの独立したゲームがリリースされるにつれて、すべてが日本に到達するわけではないことがわかりました。私がプレイしたかったアメリカからのリリースはたくさんありますが、アメリカにのみ出荷する独立したスタジオによってリリースされているため、プレイできません。
 
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Chibi-Robo Happy Richie Osoji is a sequel to the original Chibi-Robo. It's a DS game I've had the opportunity of playing, but it was never released in English. It also got only released through Walmart and was really hard to find even within Japan, super limited copies. Feels like Nintendo tanked Chibi-Robo on purpose, kinda sucks.

There are Chibi-Robo spinoff games, but none of them are really like this. This is the only direct sequel of the first game, it's about the daughter of the first game living alone in a tiny apartment as a single mom. She buys a Chibi-Robo, which is you, then you spend the game cleaning up her house and life.

I think it may've been fan translated under the name Chibi-Robo Clean Sweep.
 

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LSD Dream Emulator. I feel like the only westerner to understand that game - it's not just random, it's a lot more like Yume Nikki - put the time in & you get a deeper appreciation for how it all fits together!
 
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Chibi-Robo Happy Richie Osoji is a sequel to the original Chibi-Robo. It's a DS game I've had the opportunity of playing, but it was never released in English. It also got only released through Walmart and was really hard to find even within Japan, super limited copies. Feels like Nintendo tanked Chibi-Robo on purpose, kinda sucks.

There are Chibi-Robo spinoff games, but none of them are really like this. This is the only direct sequel of the first game, it's about the daughter of the first game living alone in a tiny apartment as a single mom. She buys a Chibi-Robo, which is you, then you spend the game cleaning up her house and life.

I think it may've been fan translated under the name Chibi-Robo Clean Sweep.
Region locked should make this episode why Did you know gaming cares only to make a millionth video about Mario.
 
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Japan exclusive Tingle Zelda spinoff games on DS. The first one feels and plays like Zelda and was released at Europe as well. The 2nd one is different apart of the rest. It's a point and click style adventure
 
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Japan exclusive Tingle Zelda spinoff games on DS. The first one feels and plays like Zelda and was released at Europe as well. The 2nd one is different apart of the rest. It's a point and click style adventure
Also there's a whole story why those games never made it to States. Tingle was voted the most annoying character in Zelda in mid 2000's (Different climate than today) why he asked many rupees to buy a map in wind waker and Majora's mask. Region locked made an episode on this. You should check their work at preserving obscure games. Thanks to them, world learned about LSD dream emulator. One of the most pioneering games of that era.
 
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Counterstrike NEO, arcade only sci-fi version of CS that was developed only for the Japanese market
 
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LSD Dream Emulator. I feel like the only westerner to understand that game - it's not just random, it's a lot more like Yume Nikki - put the time in & you get a deeper appreciation for how it all fits together!
LSD's a fantastic game. always on the lookout for other games that are clearly inspired by it because it's a blast to just walk around these dreamscapes and figure out how it all slots together
 
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Not anything really remarkable but Godzilla Kaiju Daikessen is a really fun fighter on Super Famicom.

 
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