Gaming is an activity enjoyed by many Americans. Some of those that are more active in the gaming community are probably well aware that there are games that never make it out of Japan, which is a disappointment, as there are many great games that are never seen in American stores. However, thanks to places like Ebay and Play-Asia, import gaming has become much easier to get into. But just because it is easy to acquire the games, it doesn't mean it is easy to play them. Many game consoles have some form of regional lockout, keeping people from playing games that weren't released in their country. Some are easy to bypass, some aren't, and some have no region protection whatsoever. Over the next few days, I'll be showing how to get around these lockouts, and even highlighting some games that you should play.
"But MrNelson, I don't know any Japanese!"
Neither do I! But thankfully, there are plenty of games that require no knowledge of the language to play.
Now, let's get started, shall we?
Alright, we'll start this off with a relatively easy one
The entire Game Boy line
Titles of interest:
The Densetsu no Stafy series
Kuru Kuru Kururin
There are plenty more games out there that would be great for importers to try out, but you just have to do a bit of digging to find the ones that will be easiest to play without any knowledge of Japanese. There are titles for the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color that would be great, but I can't think of any off hand (and I'm too lazy to go searching), so I just listed these few that I could remember.
Come back tomorrow for some more tips!