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My brother’s been teaching English in Japan for almost a year now. Recently, he ran into financial troubles, and I had to send him some cash... I told him to repay me by filling a box with random-ass games he found in Japanese used game shops (along with a few choice titles, if he could find them). Yesterday, a surprise package arrived in the mail from Kawasaki-Shi. Opened it up today. If anyone can help me identify some of these games, I’d greatly appreciate it.

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I don’t speak moon, so a couple of these are a complete mystery to me. The bottom three are Star Luster, Exed Exes and Volguard II. I can look these up. But the first two? A shmup labelled “RPG” and a pink penguin game of some kind. Anyone know what these are?

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The first one is Zoids... I had no idea Zoids was that old, but I love that franchise. The second one is... Super Chinese? Not sure what even to expect of that. The green one is a complete mystery. And a Squaresoft game called Tom Sawyer? I have no fucking clue. Never even knew that existed.

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This image sucks, but the first one is an Enix game called “Wonder Project”, something written in Moon, and something called “Destructive”.

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The first one is Slam Dunk... I think that’s an animu? The second one just says Shanghai III. I’m guessing it’s a mahjong game. And then Cyber Knight II. And 3x3 Eyes. Never heard of any of these.

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First one is Bastard.. I think that’s also an animu. Astro Go Go, I have no idea. The third one looks familiar? Some kind of Japanese kids show I think. The last one is called patriarchy.

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First two, Spindizzy and Super Air Diver... I don’t know what they are, but I can read them. The second two, I have no idea. I THINK the last one is Ranma 1/2, which I’ve never seen to recognize.

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The rest of the box is stuff I specifically requested:

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Mother 3, complete in box.

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.hack Versus, which is actually an awesome fighting game import that nobody ever talks about; it comes packed with a .hack movie of some sort (which I hope has subtitles).

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And a Charizard Y plush from Pokemon Centre.

If anyone can help identify some of the games above, I’d appreciate it. He refuses to tell me what they are, and I don’t have time to play them all. :P

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