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What are good import NES games?

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:24 pm
by Mega-Dan
Any one know any good import NES games? Astrorobo SASA is a great one! I dont know if its a import but its rare as heck and its really a fun game that there nothing like at all....

here is a review ... index.html

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:55 pm
by Pullmyfinger
Anything Kunio not released here, 4 player action!!

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:25 pm
by racketboy
I'd like to see this list continuing:
I'm going to be developing a list of essential imports for every system, much like I did for the Dreamcast here: ... mport.html

Please list your favorite NES games that were not released in the US. And, if you don't mind, include a sentence or two about why they are special.

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:19 pm
by grittykitty
will this list include group translations (in other words, roms)?

i'd say mother (without a doubt)
sweet home

i have a japanese book of the "best" games, as well as well with a (near?) complete list of official famicom games... when i have some more free time i'll have to take a better look into that

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:42 pm
by Pullmyfinger
Yume penguin monogatari
That kid dracula game

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:59 pm
by racketboy
Ok. I went digging around the Net and such (mostly wikipedia) and compiled this quick list -- lemme know if you can shed some light on some of them -- many of which I didn't know that there was not a US release:

Doki Doki Panic
special edition of Metroid
Crazy Climber ?
Dig Dug ?
Final Fantasy 3
Fire Emblem

The REAL Super Mario Bros 2.

Any of these any good?
Dragon Ball 3: Gokuuden 10/27/89 Bandai Japan only
Dragon Ball Z 10/27/90 Bandai Japan only
Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku 08/06/93 Bandai Japan only
Dragon Ball Z II: Gekigami Freeza 08/10/91 Bandai Japan only
Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzou Ningen 08/07/92 Bandai Japan only
Dragon Ball Z: Gekitou Tenkaichi Budokai 12/29/92 Bandai Japan only, Bandai Datech system
Dragon Ball: Daimaou Fukkatsu 08/12/88 Bandai Japan only

Dragon Buster 01/07/87 Namco Japan only
Dragon Buster II 04/27/89 Namco Japan only

Jumping Kid - planned US release as Jack and the Beanstalk
Kage no Densetsu 04/18/86 Taito Released in the United States as Legend of Kage
Pac-Land 11/21/85 Namco Japan only
Parodius Da! 11/30/90 Konami Released in Europe as Parodius
Puyo Puyo 07/23/93 Electro Brain Corp. Japan only
Space Harrier 01/06/89 Takara Japan only
Space Invaders 04/17/85 Taito Japan only
Taito Chase H.Q. 12/08/89 Taito Japan only
Tetra Star 05/24/91 Taito Japan only

Tetris 2 + Bombliss 12/13/91 Bullet Proof Software Japan only, Tetris 2 in this case is actually just Tetris, not Tetris Flash, and Bombliss was released on the Game Boy in the US as Tetris Blast

TwinBee 01/04/86 Konami Japan only
TwinBee 3 09/29/89 Konami Japan only

Ys 08/26/88 Victor Interactive Japan only
Ys II 05/25/90 Victor Interactive Japan only
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys 09/27/91 Victor Interactive Japan only

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:19 pm
by Jubal
there was a DigDug II for the US NES, i just lost an auction for it on ebay hehe, not sure about "DigDug" tho for US NES. I was certainly an atari 2600/intelevision/ColecoVison game