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    Default Japanese Gamecube 'larger than usual' Boxes

    Hello everyone

    I apologise if this belongs in Import-Mania or if its already been talked about before (I did have a quick check and found nothing)

    Ok, so my Nintendo Puzzle Collection arrives from Play Asia today (along side a snes-style hori GC pad, although thats irrelevant) It looks great, It just got me wondering of what Japanese GCN games came in irregular boxes.

    Off the top of my head, I came up with:

    Fat Boxes
    Nintendo Puzzle Collection w/GBA to GC lead
    Pokemon Box w/GBA to GC lead
    Shikigami no Shiro 2 w/small toy cat (sorry, dont know its name)

    Anyone know if the above three are the exact same size?

    Long Boxes
    Zelda Four Swords w/GBA to GC lead
    Final Fantasy Cyrstal Chronicles w/GBA to GC lead
    Baten Kaitos (i think they put two normal Japanese GC boxes in a longer box because its a two disc game)

    Now, Im pretty sure some of the Biohazard titles had a boxes which were a tadge wider (for the included memory card i guess) Can anyone confirm this?

    Also, Wasnt there an Animal Crossing & E-Reader combo? And didnt some of the Zoids games come with big ol' Zoids toys? Im not sure... Thats where I need your help..

    Thanks,

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    I remember the first biohazrd that came with a memory card. It was pretty much the exact same size as a normal. Yet it was a bit thicker I think.
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    The biohazard boxes were slightly wider because some of them were 2 disk versions. The 2 disk boxes are slightly fatter.

    As for the fat boxed sets they are roughly all the same size but some are thicker than others.

    Heres a pic of all the ones i have so you can see the size comparison.



    And heres them from the side as you can see they are all the same size just some are thicker.



    Heres all the fat boxed sets for gc.

    Pokemon box (w/ gba link cable)
    Shikigami no shiro II (w/ cat figure)
    Doubutsu no mori e+ (w/ e-reader)
    Mario party 6 (w/ microphone)
    Bakuten beyblade shoot 2002 (w/ beyblade)
    Nintendo puzzle collection (w/ gba link cable)
    Phantasy star online (w/ modem)
    Homeland (w/ broadband adapter)

    Bigger boxed sets (bigger than fat ones)

    Zoids (w/ zoid figure)
    Wrestlemania (cant remember which) (w/ tshirt & mug)
    Biohazard collection
    Dance dance revolution starring mario (w/ dance mat)
    Donkey konga (w/ tarukonga controller)
    Donkey konga 1 & 2 boxed set (w/ tarukonga controller)
    Donkey kong jungle beat (w/ tarukonga)
    Ohenro san (w/ pedometer)

    thats all the ones i can think of right now, you have allready listed all the longbox ones there is.

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    rofl @ Beyblade purchase

    anyways....the pics show the difference pretty well.

    I /_0\/3 japanese GC boxart/boxes btw. roxor

    Ohenro san (w/ pedometer)
    excuse my ignorance(or stupity) but wtf is a pedometer?

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    Hehe, hey i was curious, beyblade looked fun on the box. Oh well its one for the collection i guess. Umm comes with a rare beyblade if your into that sort of thing.

    A pedometer is a device you use for walking you clip it on yourself & it tells you how many steps you have taken.

    Ohenro san is a very weird game, ou have to go on a pilgrimage across japan visiting temples. You could get a controller that plugged in & you walk on the spot plus you use the pedometer to count your steps & then plug it back into the gamecube to update the game with your progress.

    It was mainly designed for old people who want to do the pilgrimage but dont have the health to do it for real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by importaku
    The biohazard boxes were slightly wider because some of them were 2 disk versions. The 2 disk boxes are slightly fatter.

    As for the fat boxed sets they are roughly all the same size but some are thicker than others.

    Heres a pic of all the ones i have so you can see the size comparison.



    And heres them from the side as you can see they are all the same size just some are thicker.



    Heres all the fat boxed sets for gc.

    Pokemon box (w/ gba link cable)
    Shikigami no shiro II (w/ cat figure)
    Doubutsu no mori e+ (w/ e-reader)
    Mario party 6 (w/ microphone)
    Bakuten beyblade shoot 2002 (w/ beyblade)
    Nintendo puzzle collection (w/ gba link cable)
    Phantasy star online (w/ modem)
    Homeland (w/ broadband adapter)

    Bigger boxed sets (bigger than fat ones)

    Zoids (w/ zoid figure)
    Wrestlemania (cant remember which) (w/ tshirt & mug)
    Biohazard collection
    Dance dance revolution starring mario (w/ dance mat)
    Donkey konga (w/ tarukonga controller)
    Donkey konga 1 & 2 boxed set (w/ tarukonga controller)
    Ohenro san (w/ pedometer)

    thats all the ones i can think of right now, you have allready listed all the longbox ones there is.
    Ah that pic was very helfpful. Thanks mate, I completley forgot about PSO and Mario Party 6. And i didnt even know the Beyblade game existed.

    Do you have Ohenro? If you do and its not too much trouble, would you take a pic for me?

    Thanks mate,

    Joe.
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    I don't own ohenro san yet but heres a pic of the box.



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    Any Japanese Cube game with 2 discs comes in a double sided case that is wider than a standard one too.

    Games I own like that off hand are:

    Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes
    Dragon Drive
    Some of the Japanese demo pod releases

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    Quote Originally Posted by importaku
    I don't own ohenro san yet but heres a pic of the box.


    damn...I have to get this!
    So you basicly go on a sight-seeing trip in real-time 3D?
    Is this correct?
    Man,this reminds me of this bus-driving simulation for DC.
    It must be similar or even more weird to play.


    edit: just had a closer look at the screenshots and it seems that you walk(in real) on a 2D map and then you can watch some Photo-slideshow of the temples. oh well.

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    Thanks for the info Mayhem, how many Japanese Pod Demos do you have?

    And thanks for the Pic Importaku, that looks really cool, Im gonna go check ebay now for a copy.

    Joe.
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    http://www.mayhem64.co.uk/misc/gamecubegames.xls

    Click the NTSC-J tab... will tell you which ones I own, though I haven't put in the comment field which ones are single discs, and which ones come with two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem
    http://www.mayhem64.co.uk/misc/gamecubegames.xls

    Click the NTSC-J tab... will tell you which ones I own, though I haven't put in the comment field which ones are single discs, and which ones come with two.
    Thanks Mayhem. Thats a rather Impressive Gamecube collection. Im paticularly fond of your NTSC-J collection. Mmmm.. Tower of Drauga bonus disc..

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    [quote="Gunstar_Hero UK"]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem
    Mmmm.. Tower of Drauga bonus disc..

    Joe.
    Yeah it is indeed "mmmm" for me too

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    Still looking for the Metal Gear one myself. Though I might bite the bullet and get a Foxhound Cube bundle to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem
    Still looking for the Metal Gear one myself. Though I might bite the bullet and get a Foxhound Cube bundle to have it.
    Oh good idea. Those foxhound Gamecubes are beautiful. Go for it!

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    After mucho searching heres the controller that goes with that crazy pilgrimage game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by importaku
    After mucho searching heres the controller that goes with that crazy pilgrimage game.

    Ah many thanks Importaku. Im really interested in getting this. Have you had any luck finding a copy for sale anywhere?

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    It was on PA for quite a while, but never thought to buy it.

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