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Spyro Japanese [CLOSED]
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#1 Posted: 07:06:12 05/09/2011 | Topic Creator
Just wondering, sorry if this topic has been made. Trying to figure out if anyone would know where I can buy Spyro 1 and Spyro 2 japanese versions. Can't find them.
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The feeling of an end, rather than the feeling of ongoing suffering.. What would be the better choice?
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#2 Posted: 09:36:21 05/09/2011
Ebay, likely. If you can buy a missle silo on a site, a video game is not that hard.

Word of caution: SIGNS.
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#3 Posted: 20:15:52 05/09/2011 | Topic Creator
Yeah I checked but for some reason I cannot not find them. Can anyone help me find it?
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The feeling of an end, rather than the feeling of ongoing suffering.. What would be the better choice?
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#4 Posted: 20:40:55 05/09/2011
You have no idea what I went through to find this:

Spyro 1 Japanese:





Think they are cheap? Heh, not a chance.

Spyro 1: $75.42 or 53.51 euros.
Spyro 2: $127.44 or 90.42 euros.

Hopefully you have steep pockets. If you can afford them, you BETTER enjoy them. These were a PAIN to find.
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#5 Posted: 08:16:23 06/09/2011 | Topic Creator
Thank you man, soo much!
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The feeling of an end, rather than the feeling of ongoing suffering.. What would be the better choice?
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#6 Posted: 08:18:22 06/09/2011
I didn't realise that Prysom would be so kind, especially for a 'jokey' type user/person. Lol, 'jokey'.
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#7 Posted: 09:46:33 06/09/2011
Yeah, I am. In real life, I try to be kind, calm, and a pacifist.

Anyway, if you are looking for cheaper copies, the pages mention you can buy them used for the equivalent of $10-$15.
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#8 Posted: 09:49:52 06/09/2011
Quote: Prysom
You have no idea what I went through to find this:

Spyro 1 Japanese:


lol Rosaline Dragon Spy? 0_o
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#9 Posted: 09:51:22 06/09/2011
That's what the japanese version translates to.
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#10 Posted: 20:08:46 06/09/2011 | Topic Creator
Now for the strategy guides lol.. Hopefully they play on a us ps1. i dont think they are region locked
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The feeling of an end, rather than the feeling of ongoing suffering.. What would be the better choice?
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#11 Posted: 20:11:17 06/09/2011
Actually, it's pretty much the same as regular spyro, only with tons of signs and a higher jump and some crap like that.
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#12 Posted: 09:22:22 07/09/2011
I've watched a Spyro Japanese playthrough on YouTube, even the camera angle is different. And apparantly you can't jump and charge at the same time, and they have tried to take out a lot of the glitches. The people who recorded the Japanese version have worked out that Spyro still jumps the same height, it's just the camera angle is decieving, making it look like he is jumping higher when he is actually jumping the same height.

These videos I have seen are from ratchet5 on YouTube.
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#13 Posted: 16:53:23 07/09/2011
Ah, he always is interesting to hear.
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#14 Posted: 22:44:06 08/09/2011
Unfortunately, you can't play Japanese PS1 games on any system (as far as I've been able to find out). As for strategy guides, there's only one (for the first game). It can be tricky to find (I kind of found mine by accident). Google is your friend on these searches, though.
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#15 Posted: 23:11:05 08/09/2011
Actually, a Net Yaroze could be bought and used, with no regional lockout.

However, those are difficult to use. Speaking in legal terms, I did find a Japanese PS1 for sale after a nightmare of searching for pages under many search terms, including them being WRITTEN in japanese. It's not cheap, it's about 65 bucks. That, Spyro 1, and Spyro 2 in Japanese will run you about a hundred bucks, but it will be playable.



Yeah, if you buy this stuff, you better like it. I had to do everything under the moon to find all this.
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#16 Posted: 03:28:43 13/09/2011
Ehm Japanese aye? Well why you would want that is beyooooooond me, but ebay definately.
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I completely agree with the statement above...
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#17 Posted: 09:47:10 13/09/2011
A little late. I already posted both links to the first two, as well as to a Japanese PS2. Usually, people want it because it is so different.
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#18 Posted: 18:47:59 13/09/2011
Or because the Japanese games and guides have a ton of art that doesn't exist anywhere else.

Also, I found out that there is a Japanese guide for Spyro 2 and a second guide that's very different for Spyro 1. Both of them are on their way to my temporary home and I can't wait. smilie
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#19 Posted: 18:56:21 13/09/2011
Quote: Razz
Or because the Japanese games and guides have a ton of art that doesn't exist anywhere else.

Also, I found out that there is a Japanese guide for Spyro 2 and a second guide that's very different for Spyro 1. Both of them are on their way to my temporary home and I can't wait. smilie



Are they nice? Are they yummy? smilie
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#20 Posted: 19:23:29 13/09/2011
They're really lovely. Spyro 1's instruction booklet has a storybook inside telling the origins of Spyro, Sparx, and the conflict with Gnasty. It's very beautifully illustrated. The guide I have has a lot of really cute, anime-ish 3D models of most of the characters and some cool maps of all the levels, too. I'll let you know what the other two guides are like when I get them. smilie
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#21 Posted: 20:20:52 13/09/2011
The Japanese versions have some oddities, but almost all of those I noticed are to get rid of glitches that could help you skip most of the game. The minimap in the game screen is a nice idea though.
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#22 Posted: 20:30:15 13/09/2011
I haven't actually played the games in Japanese, though I'd like to. Anyone got any tips for a good emulator to use (since the discs themselves are region locked and unplayable on my consoles)? I'll need something I can use with a PS3 or Xbox 360 controller (can't play keyboard games at all).
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#23 Posted: 20:32:49 13/09/2011
That really isn't legal, is it?
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#24 Posted: 23:52:23 13/09/2011
Quote: Razz
I haven't actually played the games in Japanese, though I'd like to. Anyone got any tips for a good emulator to use (since the discs themselves are region locked and unplayable on my consoles)? I'll need something I can use with a PS3 or Xbox 360 controller (can't play keyboard games at all).



I have been using pcsx2 for a while really reliable and has i think the most compatibility. Most of the emu's I have used have a setting to configure your controller I am currently using my wired x360 controller and is working great! Hope I helped.
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I completely agree with the statement above...
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#25 Posted: 06:23:11 14/09/2011
Emulation is 100% legal, it's just the ROMs that aren't legal, so we're free to talk about it emulation programs but not to link to the ROMs or program pages. It also doesn't hurt that there is no other way to play the Japanese Spyro games in the US other than with an emulator, and I own both of the games myself. smilie

Thanks SF101. smilie I'll give that a shot when I get my computer back.
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#26 Posted: 21:54:05 22/09/2011
Quote: Razz
Emulation is 100% legal, it's just the ROMs that aren't legal, so we're free to talk about it emulation programs but not to link to the ROMs or program pages. It also doesn't hurt that there is no other way to play the Japanese Spyro games in the US other than with an emulator, and I own both of the games myself. smilie

Thanks SF101. smilie I'll give that a shot when I get my computer back.


Lol... Emulators are legal. The ROMs they use aren't. Not very effective lawmaking.

And actually, I found out you can easily buy a Japanese PS1. I even have a link to one in this thread. Should be about $15 bucks new.
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#27 Posted: 19:51:08 23/09/2011
Of course it's legal. How do you think the PSN, XBox Arcade/Live (whatever it's called), and the Wii store work? smilie

Ooo...! That's really tempting. I wouldn't mind the link.
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#28 Posted: 21:11:13 23/09/2011
For Japanese PS1

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.amazon.co.jp/%25E3%2582%25BD%25E3%2583%258B%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2583%25BB%25E3%2582%25B3%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2583%2594%25E3%2583%25A5%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2582%25A8%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2583%2586%25E3%2582%25A4%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2583%25A1%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2583%2588-%25E3%2583%2597%25E3%2583%25AC%25E3%2582%25A4%25E3%2582%25B9%25E3%2583%2586%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2582%25B7%25E3%2583%25A7%25E3%2583%25B3SCPH-7000%25E6%259C%25AC%25E4%25BD%2593-PS/dp/B0001PWAMA&ei=P_R8TqXnJYby0gHuspHmDw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB8Q7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%25E3%2583%2597%25E3%2583%25AC%25E3%2582%25A4%25E3%2582%25B9%25E3%2583%2586%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2582%25B7%25E3%2583%25A7%25E3%2583%25B31%2BAmazon%2BSCPH-7000%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-USsmiliefficial%26channel%3Ds%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D608%26prmd%3Dimvns


For Japanese Spyro 1

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.amazon.co.jp/%25E3%2582%25BD%25E3%2583%258B%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2583%25BB%25E3%2582%25B3%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2583%2594%25E3%2583%25A5%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2582%25A8%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2583%2586%25E3%2582%25A4%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2583%25A1%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2583%2588-%25E3%2582%25B9%25E3%2583%2591%25E3%2582%25A4%25E3%2583%25AD%25E3%2583%25BB%25E3%2582%25B6%25E3%2583%25BB%25E3%2583%2589%25E3%2583%25A9%25E3%2582%25B4%25E3%2583%25B3-%25E9%2580%259A%25E5%25B8%25B8%25E7%2589%2588/dp/B00005OVMY&ei=EzJlTsyECKju0gHTr_GuCg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDcQ7gEwAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%25E3%2582%25B9%25E3%2583%2591%25E3%2582%25A4%25E3%2583%25AD%25E3%2583%2589%25E3%2583%25A9%25E3%2582%25B4%25E3%2583%25B3%25E3%2580%2582%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DMV1%26sa%3DG%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US%3Cimg%20src=


For Japanese Spyro 2

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.amazon.co.jp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dp/B00005OVNB&ei=1DJlTq2uN6Lm0QGn8YiMCg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%25E3%2582%25B9%25E3%2583%2591%25E3%2582%25A4%25E3%2583%25ADX%25E3%2582%25B9%25E3%2583%2591%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2582%25AF%25E3%2582%25B9%25E3%2581%25A8%25E3%2582%2593%25E3%2581%25A7%25E3%2582%2582%25E3%2583%2584%25E3%2582%25A2%25E3%2583%25BC%25E3%2582%25BA%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DrDM%26sa%3DG%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US%3Cimg%20src=


Each of these links sends you to the correct Amazon item. For used versions that they sell, they are a steal, less than 35 bucks combined (Comparable to the corresponding English versions). The only kink is the PS1. That I had to do some digging to find out. See, there were about 7-10 models of each region's PS1 system. Based on the specs, I think certain games don't work on certain types. The type I linked was a SCPH-5000, which SHOULD be able to play Japanese Spyro games.

Unfortunately, I could not find stuff like artwork. I couldn't think of the proper english terms to search with.
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#29 Posted: 01:55:40 24/09/2011
Dang, you're quite resourceful. smilie I've got Spyro 1 and 2 in Japanese (it probably cost me a bit more, but I don't mind; I'm just glad I have them). But that PS1...! I'm bookmarking that link for sure. smilie

Now the only thing that really needs doing is finding someone to translate some of the material from the manuals and strategy guides for Spyro. smilie
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#30 Posted: 15:36:50 24/09/2011
I might be able to help, given the kanji, some pics, and context. I used to study some kanji and romaji, along with minor Japanese, and I know some romanizers and translators that should be effective. I might also be able to find a romaji or even english translation online, given time.
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#31 Posted: 19:37:37 24/09/2011
Here's one thing I've always been curious about. It's Elora's character bio from the instruction booklet for Spyro 2.

I'm not sure if there is an English translation of this stuff anywhere. When I have more time and get my scanner back, I'm hoping to possibly start that project, though it will require someone else to do the translating. smilie I can provide scans, but the only language I have any familiarity with is English. smilie
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#32 Posted: 19:46:26 24/09/2011
Hmm, tougher than it appears. I'm assuming it's a special mention and some personality stuff, but it might be easier to tell what it says if I could get the romaji as Copy-pastable text.
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#33 Posted: 20:30:43 24/09/2011
Alas, that I am unable to do.
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#34 Posted: 20:46:48 24/09/2011
'Faun Family Girl.

The existing leader of this world'

ELORA'.

....Is what I translated from that. I can read Japanese better than I can translate it, to be honest smilie
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#35 Posted: 20:52:39 24/09/2011
Thanks, RadSpyro! Heh, that's pretty awesome. smilie
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#36 Posted: 21:34:28 24/09/2011
All I could tell was the words 'faun', Elora, and the. My Japanese is seriously rusty.
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#37 Posted: 11:27:32 03/10/2011
well if you really want it, get a PS3, wait for PSN in japan to come on, go to ebay, buy a japan PSN card, find spyro on the japan PSN, and buy it. No games on PS3 are region locked thank god. I had to do this to get ape escape since for some reason it sold better in america but its only on the japan psn.
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#38 Posted: 17:34:58 03/10/2011
Hey, that's a pretty good idea. Do you know if they've got Spyro 2 on the Japanese PSN store and do you have any idea for how much each game costs in yen?
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#39 Posted: 20:52:16 03/10/2011
Yes, there is an NTSC-J Spyro 2 version. Same thing, Tondemo Tours.

fficial%26channel%3Ds%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D608%26prmd%3Dimvns">Link, click it

Mere 600 yen, about 5 bucks.
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