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    Holy crap! I didn't know that this thread would be so active! I might have to spend my CMVS money all on Famicom games. (Not that that would be a bad thing!)

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    Sweet Home is kind of a meh rpg

    Have fond memories of it when I first played the translation, but it's turned out to be really quite short on a second play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDean View Post
    Samurai Pizza Cats? Those Japanese and their strange game titles!
    Gotta love the anime
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXiJYcK4-GU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dred View Post
    Best games? Madara (VRC6 ^^), Just Breed, Don Doko Don 2, Cocoron, FFIIIj, Akumajou Densetsu (another VRC6 game), Langrange Point (VRC 7 ), Captain Tsubasa games, some games with Kunio-kun, Goonies, Boku Dracula-kun and some others, that I don't remember.
    Final Fantasy 3 sucks balls. Other than that. Pretty good list.

    It's also nice that you listed CV3 since the game is fairly different with the Japanese version. The music is better and Grant plays different with the ability to throw knives with his regular attack(meaning he doesn't suck.)
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudos View Post
    Also, Samurai Pizza Cats is not the Japanese title (close, but there's no "pizza" in the JPN title, apparently they still run a pizzeria in the original though.)

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    It takes the standard Nintendo (SNES-GC) AV cables, so there are definitely stereo plugs physically coming out of it, but the sound is still in mono.
    Sorry, cables that were included with the system on eBay misled me...
    Final Fantasy 3 sucks balls
    Along with FFIIj, it is my favourite Final Fantasy 8-bit part of series. And one of the best jRPGs for Famicom, IMO.

    I'm still waiting for AGTP's Langrange Point translation...


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    Ys III is pretty amazing, even if you've tried the 16-bit versions.

    Final Fantasy III is totally playable in japanese and the visuals are very similar to FFIV. I also played through the Famicom version of Final Fantasy II, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're a hardcore japanese RPG player.

    I haven't played through Destiny of an Emperor II (Tenchi wo Kurau II?), but it looks like more of the same, which is a good thing.

    Gradius II and Parodius are very impressive and still very playable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Tiger View Post
    Final Fantasy III is totally playable in japanese and the visuals are very similar to FFIV. I also played through the Famicom version of Final Fantasy II, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you're a hardcore japanese RPG player.
    Playing RPGs in a language your can't comprehend is pretty dumb IMF. They are story based games. I don't get the "hardcore" crowd's fascination with playing Japanese RPGs. I find the trail and error BS beyond chore-like.

    Best Famicom games to get if you only speak English:

    Crisis Force (very overlooked Konami shooter)
    Akumajou Densetsu (Castlevania III with much better sound)
    Arkanoid II

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    Since someone already posted by favorite Famicom game (Goonies!), I will recommend looking into the Asian homebrew scene.

    Although the properties are stolen (Sonic, Mario, Street Fighter, etc.), there are many originally programmed games available that are really cool. They are either actually good games, or so laughably bad, you have to get them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheClash603 View Post
    Since someone already posted by favorite Famicom game (Goonies!), I will recommend looking into the Asian homebrew scene.

    Although the properties are stolen (Sonic, Mario, Street Fighter, etc.), there are many originally programmed games available that are really cool. They are either actually good games, or so laughably bad, you have to get them!
    Thanks but no thanks. The HK crap is ALWAYS bad. Look at this game for example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPWEWedwLwI

    Anyone with a perfectly functional brain will agree with me that this game is the work of a highly intoxicated and retarded 10-year-old.

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    I love sweet home it is one of my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudos View Post
    I vaguely remember this show, I did watch it a couple of times back when it was on TV. I had to chuckle at the dig at TMNT. The Famicom game is tops. Tops!

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    Ah the good old Samurai Pizza Cats, loved the anime back in the day. As for FF3J, I played it through it via-emulator translated rom years ago(back in 1999 I think) and loved the game. I guess it was more of exciting because it's like "oh wow this game came out only in japan and I am playing it!" factor. I remember a couple of years ago seeing a video on youtube of a lot of Famicom games and there was one that plays like Zelda, not sure which one it is but I remember when they won the battle they would raise their swords in the air as a celebration thing. That's about it...if anyone can tell me the name of it!
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    I don't know if this is relevant, but one of my sister's friends started examining the things on my desk, picked up TMNT 2 for Famicom, and asked- "what is that?" I responded "A Famicom cartridge. You know, the Famicom had-" And before I could even finish my sentence, she said "you're weird." and then walked away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDean View Post
    I don't know if this is relevant, but one of my sister's friends started examining the things on my desk, picked up TMNT 2 for Famicom, and asked- "what is that?" I responded "A Famicom cartridge. You know, the Famicom had-" And before I could even finish my sentence, she said "you're weird." and then walked away.
    When most people see my Laserdisc collection they say "Nice record collection" Most people don't even know what Laserdiscs are, much less what a Famicom is. My "gamer" friends didn't even know what it was until I explained it to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz_n64 View Post
    When most people see my Laserdisc collection they say "Nice record collection" Most people don't even know what Laserdiscs are, much less what a Famicom is. My "gamer" friends didn't even know what it was until I explained it to them.
    Lol! I'm going to get a laserdisc player soon, actually. But they really thought that those were vinyl records?

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    My Famicom collection should show up next week (it's on its way from Japan, along with all of my other classic games and consoles!) so I can provide some recommendations (and possibly pics, if you want) later next week.

    I have several of the games already recommended in this thread along with several other gems I picked up during my 4+ years of living in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameboy415 View Post
    My Famicom collection should show up next week (it's on its way from Japan, along with all of my other classic games and consoles!) so I can provide some recommendations (and possibly pics, if you want) later next week.

    I have several of the games already recommended in this thread along with several other gems I picked up during my 4+ years of living in Japan.
    Cool! Thanks, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDean View Post
    Lol! I'm going to get a laserdisc player soon, actually. But they really thought that those were vinyl records?
    Yeah, they think I have soundtracks for the movies. lol A look of confusion occurs when I take the disc out and show them the "giant cd" lol.

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    My favorite Famicom game is Crisis Force. It is a vertical scrolling shooter. My second favorite is Gun Nac. It also is a vertical scrolling shooter.

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