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I’d like to buy a copy of golf. I don’t care about having a “complete” set since I’m not a collector, I just want to play the game. I noticed I can get the Japanese import version much cheaper, and that the JP version plays fine on US Virtual Boys. I’m just wondering what the differences are when you’re actually playing the game. Are they almost identical or does the JP version have a lot of japanese text or what? I would be ok with getting the JP version as long as I can still play it and get the same experience as the US version.

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They are basically the same game, and a lot of the text in the JP version is in English, but all the menus are localized in the two versions, sorry…

On the other hand, it might be a good excuse to learn to read Japanese! šŸ˜€

EDIT: Maybe you could use the English ROM in an emulator, just to get you through the menus. Is that considered “fair use”? šŸ˜›

RunnerPack wrote:
EDIT: Maybe you could use the English ROM in an emulator, just to get you through the menus. Is that considered “fair use”? šŸ˜›

what is with that anyways? wouldn’t only playing currently sold Nintendo games (DS, Wii and the upcoming 3DS) on an emulator be illegal because you are making them lose money? they don’t sell VB games anymore so they arent losing money so shouldn’t it be legal to play old Nintendo games (Gameboy games, VB games etc.) on emulators as long as your not using it to make your own profit? šŸ˜•

Just because there’s no monetary loss, it doesn’t make it legal. Of course companies are typically worried more about money than legalities, so if you start up a page selling bootleg VB games and a page selling bootleg Wii games… the Wii one will get shut down quickly, the VB one may or may not at all.

DogP

DogP wrote:
Just because there’s no monetary loss, it doesn’t make it legal. Of course companies are typically worried more about money than legalities, so if you start up a page selling bootleg VB games and a page selling bootleg Wii games… the Wii one will get shut down quickly, the VB one may or may not at all.

DogP

Nintendo would probably shut it down because it could give Nintendo a bad name if it turns out many of the available cartridges are bootlegs or they malfunction more often.

I don’t recall Nintendo making much of a problem of legacy console emulators. But best not the post roms on this site!

OT: I bought the US version because I couldn’t handle the menu’s in Japanese >:-D

 

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