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Re: Japanese PS2
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2020, 16:35:43 PM »
Ah, OK, thanks for the clarification.  :)
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Re: Japanese PS2
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2020, 21:38:54 PM »
Latest Japanese PS2 acquisition is Shin Contra aka Contra : Shattered Soldier in other regions. It's far more affordable than the Western versions.

What a rip roaring game this is - pure old fashioned side on run and gun with plenty of PS2 fireworks. Brilliant game - there should be more of this sort of thing. Contra really is one of the great games series.

There's Neo Contra for PS2 as well but that's not as good - it's more of a top down view a bit like Cannon Spike. It's a good enough game just not really a proper Contra game.

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Re: Japanese PS2
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2020, 12:07:10 PM »
Latest addition to the JP-PS2 library. Kurushi was a real sleeper hit on PS1. It also had a slight update called Kurushi Final.  In the US and JP it was called I.Q : Intelligent Qube.

PS2 got an update. It adds some background distraction that to be honest isn't necessary and I might prefer the PS1 soundtrack but this is a more affordable way to play this as the original can be hard to find.


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Re: Japanese PS2
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2020, 17:06:19 PM »
So, what does this do? 
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Re: Japanese PS2
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2020, 20:55:08 PM »
It's essentially a straight remake of the PS1's rolling cube puzzle game. The graphics are more polished but I prefer the orchestral soundtrack of the original though this soundtrack is still pretty good.

The stark black background of the original now has some effects and graphical fireworks going off that don't really help the game. The animation on your character is smoother etc. It's still an excellent game but the original didn't really need much in the way of tinkering.

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Re: Japanese PS2
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2020, 21:02:00 PM »
Cool.  I'll look it up.
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