Why the fuck can't english speakers get games like this (41)

1 Name: THRILLHO 2005-10-04 04:20 ID:Heaven

Or import Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!, you bastards.

Watch this flash demo.
or one of these videos http://media.ds.ign.com/media/746/746980/vids_1.html
The intro is long and kinda boring when you don't understand the language, but when the gameplay kicked in I had a touchscreen epiphany that whacked my brain from my skull like a scene from Dokuro-chan.

For years I've stuck to PC gaming and console emulation, but this thing has singlehandedly convinced me to get a DS and import the game. (and maybe get wario ware and nintendogs too :3)

2 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-10-06 20:45 ID:S5kB9Yli

Damn, that does look awesome. Time to download more of those videos.

3 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-10-06 21:21 ID:S5kB9Yli


4 Name: THRILLHO 2005-10-06 21:56 ID:0yKNcndp

I don't see the appeal of that particular game but I know of some awesome games that never found their way out of Japan, officially. Secret of Mana 2 comes to mind...

Blessed be all ROMhackers & fan translators!

5 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-10-06 23:22 ID:Heaven

Oh come on, don't fag up the thread with bloody RPGs. We're talking about fun games in here!

6 Name: Piiyoh 2005-10-30 05:02 ID:UcRD1jbV

They're gonna put this in the American market me thinks.

7 Name: THRILLHO 2005-10-30 17:59 ID:RRJVvdux

that was one strange game

8 Name: THRILLHO 2005-10-30 18:05 ID:RRJVvdux

next DDR

9 Name: MJP!UyIEvIA9Mg 2005-10-31 04:44 ID:TcTTCn7B

A matsuri, yes, but what's with the guys in black? I mean, do they have an actual Japanese purpose thing? I get the bit about 'how do I hits number' but I wonder what it's all about? o_O

10 Name: THRILLHO 2005-10-31 12:11 ID:Heaven

They're old-school badasses!

11 Name: THRILLHO 2005-10-31 12:11 ID:Heaven


12 Name: THRILLHO 2005-10-31 23:36 ID:YE9BMNkO

I just got my DS awhile back, and I have been LOVING this game. It's fun going through the different difficulties and trying to improve. Even though it gets really hard sometimes, I just take a breather and try again. My favorite stage is the egypt one.

It would be pretty awesome if this actually made it out in english, but I'm afraid they'd change all of the music and stuff. But who knows? I'd definitely buy a US version anyways, just to support these types of games.


They're just... manly cheerleaders. They show up when people in town scream 'OUENDAN!' for their help, and they shout and dance to lift their spirits, haha.

13 Name: THRILLHO 2005-11-17 16:22 ID:blbAdQ2n

I'm still smarting over the fact that they never released Policenauts stateside, despite the fact that it was re-released in 2003. Policenauts is a 1994 prequel to Snatchers, both of which were created by Kojima Hideo, the creator of the Metal Gear series.

14 Name: THRILLHO 2005-11-21 21:20 ID:SwIDXPy+

I'd love to get this game, but importing is too expensive where I'm from.
Unless I can find a place that's willing to undervalue the product.

15 Name: THRILLHO 2005-11-23 20:48 ID:ndpO8MQF

supercard + superpass + 512mb CF card = lots of free DS games.

Just saying.

16 Name: THRILLHO 2005-11-24 18:38 ID:czS4pHEs

I heard from an inside source that several US companies were interested in publishing this, but Nintendo of Japan refused to sell the rights.

17 Name: THRILLHO 2005-11-24 20:53 ID:Heaven


18 Name: THRILLHO 2005-11-27 19:15 ID:+BrQBsL3

Wait a second, wait a second...

what is the point of this game?
I saw the demos and I don't get what's happening.
Is the point to use the stylus to hit the numbers at the exact right time?
I like it and all, it's just confusing.

19 Name: THRILLHO 2005-11-28 04:08 ID:DUgHtGl2



20 Name: THRILLHO 2005-12-03 12:55 ID:o/zp5ksS

great game

21 Name: THRILLHO 2005-12-03 13:54 ID:Heaven

Hey but English speakers get Phoenix Wright.
It's great, too.

22 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-18 02:25 ID:a2xJZxk2

Just realized that Ouendan is from the same company who wrote Gitaroo-Man, which is an awesome PS2 game that you need to play.

23 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-18 03:43 ID:fQ7+jjfo

Linda Lindaaaa Linda Linda Linda Lindaaaa~

Yeah, this game is awesome. Buy it! And buy a better touch pen for the DS too!

24 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-18 16:04 ID:JMEx/9S+


Do I need to do anything to my DS if I import the game?

25 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-19 01:31 ID:+oyf3cRH

Not at all.

26 Name: Alex 2006-01-19 05:26 ID:Heaven

Im so bored my code is


27 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-20 16:59 ID:nFndt0yu

Umm... Ouendan isn't online. :P

28 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-20 22:58 ID:rU3aU9+9

Blame the American Game developers, they haven't come up with any kind of interface innovation in quite some time.

29 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-25 04:14 ID:fQ7+jjfo

>>26 my code is 0956-8367-2164

30 Name: THRILLHO 2006-01-25 16:38 ID:Heaven


31 Name: THRILLHO 2006-02-08 04:51 ID:29bf5A2j

US companies are doing well on Windows platform.
Counter-Strike:Source is my favorite.
There are a range of great games available ONLY to English speakers.

32 Name: THRILLHO 2006-02-13 10:16 ID:Heaven


People want what they can't have though :/

(unless you're Japanese and the game is FPS, in which case they could'nt care)

33 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-04-02 15:49 ID:KNaByFpg

PS: The Ouendan OST is on Tokyotosho!

34 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-04-17 09:16 ID:ciIUT9m4

I thought there WAS an english version of this. a friend of mine has the game... maybe it's a japanese version...

35 Name: 1 : 2006-05-09 19:48 ID:lEr5BAmA

Un-fucking believable. We're actually getting it! Localized for the western market, but WE'RE GETTING IT!
Watch the movie!

I also spotted a mystery adventure that looks promising.

36 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-13 14:25 ID:Heaven


We are getting a game, but is sure isn't Osu!Tatakae!Ouendan!

37 Name: Anonymous Gamer : 2006-05-13 20:47 ID:lEr5BAmA

It may have new stories, characters, and music, but the game mechanics are still the same. The soundtrack should be at least acceptable if the known song, Walkie Talkie Man by Steriogram is any indication.

The other preview on that site mentions Highway Star, which I assume is the Deep Purple song.

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