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More DS / PSP / PS2 discounts at Play-Asia. Smart Bomb $9.90 Space Invaders $12.90


#1 era5000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 07:11 AM

PSP (all versions are Asian versions)
Minna no Golf Portable (Hot Shots Golf Open Tee) - $12.90
Smart Bomb - $9.90
Space Invaders Galaxy Beat - $12.90

Nintendo DS (all are Japanese versions)
Star Wars Episode III- $14.90
Goldeneye Rogue Agent - $14.90


Playstation 2 (all are Asian versions)
Namco X Capcom - $19.90
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix - $19.90

#2 ManChowder   soooo sleepy... CAGiversary!   1391 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:27 AM

i wish I could read Japanese, I would love Namco x Capcom.

#3 suko_32   (soo-koh-32) - noun CAGiversary!   6474 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:33 AM

There are Faqs for Namco x Capcom and you don't really need to know japanese to play the game I IMO. If you want to know the story without FAQs though, that's different. I haven't played it much as it gets rather repetitive.
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#4 LeRoy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 10:09 AM

These games won't work on an American PSP will they?

#5 era5000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 10:56 AM

These games won't work on an American PSP will they?


Yeah they will PSPs and DSes are universal.

#6 Weedy649   Keepin it cheap CAGiversary!   2521 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:20 PM

There are Faqs for Namco x Capcom and you don't really need to know japanese to play the game I IMO. If you want to know the story without FAQs though, that's different. I haven't played it much as it gets rather repetitive.


Worth 20 bucks? No chance of US release? This is the first ive heard of the game

#7 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:22 PM

GAWDAMN YOU PLAY ASIA MY WALLET HATES YOU!

Space Invaders will be mine I suppose. :(

#8 maxgle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   986 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:27 PM

I am just wondering what's the difference between Japanese version game and Asia version.. sound like a cheaper production to me.. anyone knows?

#9 suko_32   (soo-koh-32) - noun CAGiversary!   6474 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:46 PM

It isn't a cheaper production value or what you're thinking. I used to know this stuff but I think it's because stuff in Japan is generally more expensive than other parts of Asia and that's why it's cheaper to buy Asia version games. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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#10 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:47 PM

It isn't a cheaper production value or what you're thinking. I used to know this stuff but I think it's because stuff in Japan is generally more expensive than other parts of Asia and that's why it's cheaper to buy Asia version games. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


I'm pretty sure you are right, combine that with the fact that most people importing games want the Japanese version you have the almighty cheap ASIA versions!

Production/packaging value is just the same though. :)

#11 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19183 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:59 PM

I'm pretty sure you are right, combine that with the fact that most people importing games want the Japanese version you have the almighty cheap ASIA versions!

Production/packaging value is just the same though. :)

the packing and manual is sometimes in English or Chinese, which can sometimes be a plus. The only people who want to pay more for a Japanese version are probably the same people paying extra for a non GH version to keep their collection the same or something. Also sometimes play-asia will ship out the Japanese version if you are lucky/unlucky.

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#12 soulwish2003   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1459 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:00 PM

i wish I could read Japanese, I would love Namco x Capcom.



Tons of boobs in that one... coming to the U.S.?

#13 suko_32   (soo-koh-32) - noun CAGiversary!   6474 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:01 PM

Tons of boobs in that one... coming to the U.S.?


no :(
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#14 polaricecaves   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   508 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:08 PM

that is an awesome deal for minna no golf portable

If you don't own hot shots, jesus, buy this now... $15 shipped !!!!!

I own it and it's very easy to play with no understanding of any asian language
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#15 Cmosfm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1931 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:21 PM

the packing and manual is sometimes in English or Chinese, which can sometimes be a plus. The only people who want to pay more for a Japanese version are probably the same people paying extra for a non GH version to keep their collection the same or something. Also sometimes play-asia will ship out the Japanese version if you are lucky/unlucky.


Well, I HATE HATE HATE GH versions of games and will pay more not to have them. As for imports though, I just buy those to play them, so it doesn't matter much to me. I wouldn't buy an import just to own it.

#16 putney   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:14 PM

Well, I HATE HATE HATE GH versions of games and will pay more not to have them. As for imports though, I just buy those to play them, so it doesn't matter much to me. I wouldn't buy an import just to own it.


Plus, unless things have changed, it's really only a slightly different back cover variation distinguishing Asian from Japanese versions, or at least that used to be the case with PS1 games (which was the last time I bought imports).

Usually there's just a notice that instructions are included in Chinese, Japanese & English on the back cover, and often there's a smaller appendix manual in those languages in addition to the normal Japanese booklet.

So the differences are (were?) negligible, unlike those bright green and red spines of PS1/PS2 GH games, which I absolutely detest!

#17 chickenhawk   Like sand in the scumbag CAGiversary!   5318 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:22 PM

Anyone know how Spaced Invaders is? Also, I heard Smart Bomb wasn't too good. ANyone have any hands on opinions?
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#18 zackattack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   312 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:47 PM

They also have Pop'n Music 7 and 8 (The Best versions) for $28 shipped right now, which is an awesome price.
http://www.play-asia...-75-70-w6o.html

http://www.play-asia...-8g-70-w6p.html

#19 evo t rex   This Space for Rent CAGiversary!   745 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:53 PM

Space Invaders Galaxy Beat?? I'm there!

No, really.

#20 vulcan300   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   33 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 07:49 PM

Damn, k, I bit. Got the Namco x Capcom game. I know someone that has the Japanese version, so I'll make some comparisons and post any differences between the two later.

(prays for no black and white manual)

#21 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9601 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 08:44 PM

They also have Pop'n Music 7 and 8 (The Best versions) for $28 shipped right now, which is an awesome price.
http://www.play-asia...-75-70-w6o.html

http://www.play-asia...-8g-70-w6p.html


Darn I wish I would have waited, I paid $65 for 8 a while ago

#22 neonglow   Penguin Shine! CAGiversary!   1610 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:06 PM

I picked up Space Invaders and Minna no Golf. Did the US version of Hot Shots Open Tee change the look of the characters from the Japanese version like all the console versions?

#23 speedy05   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   559 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:08 PM

Anyone know how Spaced Invaders is? Also, I heard Smart Bomb wasn't too good. ANyone have any hands on opinions?


I was also wondering the same thing [about Space Invaders].

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:22 PM

Damn - if Wipeout was $12 I'd bite but Burnout is satisfying my portable racing fix right now.

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#25 Prepster   The Bulls are Back!!! CAGiversary!   2608 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:30 PM

Hmm, think I might have to pick up space invaders....dam play asia taking all my hard earned money lately!



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#26 speedy05   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   559 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 November 2005 - 09:32 PM

I went ahead & bought Space Invaders: for $16.00 shipped it's kinda hard to pass up on & my PSP has been collecting dust for some time now & needs something new.

#27 erehwon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3011 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2005 - 03:53 AM

I missed getting Namco x Capcom. It is out of stock. I should have been faster.

#28 erehwon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3011 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2005 - 05:24 AM

Radiata Stories $9.90
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Rez $12.90
http://tinyurl.com/cplon

I went ahead and got rez. I wanted namco x capcom, but that is just as good. Now I don't have to open my sealed US copy of Rez. 8-) Namco X Capcom will probably go on sale again sometime.

#29 mkelehan   Xbox Live Arcade Fiend CAGiversary!   2469 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 04:02 PM

I know at least one of you is tempted to get Smart Bomb at that price. Please don't. It's so, so awful.

#30 hwong3   Freakin SWEET! CAGiversary!   501 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2005 - 04:55 PM

Anyone know how Spaced Invaders is? Also, I heard Smart Bomb wasn't too good. ANyone have any hands on opinions?


Space Invaders Galaxy Beat really isn't worth it. I have it and I hardly play it. It just isn't that much fun. At first, theshooter aspect is neat, but it's basically a thrid person view Space Invaders. It gets old after awhile. And the gimmicky shoot the super beam to the beat is silly, as if you fire on the beat to get the super beam, you really can't aim at anything, you're just firing for the sake of firing. The Invaders move up and down in front of you as they get closer, so it's easier to just destroy them old school with your regular cannon.

Pretty boring actually...but it doesn't require you to read any Japanese to play.