Fans of Japanese import games know the Sega Saturn to be a rich platform for colorful experiences that never made it to the West. But where should you start? Here are the most promising releases for the system for those just getting into the scene.Read more
The Sakura Wars franchise is making its way to the West once again next year after a less-than-successful attempt nearly a decade ago, and it’s a great time to get caught up on it to be ready for the new release. Unfortunately, Sakura Wars doesn’t make it easy on you if you don’t know Japanese. Here’s our guide for, well, doing the best you can!Read more
Fans of the peculiar probably know all about Cubivore. The quirky game from developer Saru Brunei was one of the weirdest releases on the GameCube and, for some, as fun as it was rare. But Saru Brunei made one more game in its short life as a developer: Jungle Park: Saturn Island for the Sega Saturn!Read more
Shadows of the Tusk a rare breed of import-only game: one that doesn’t shy away from using lots of text but remains import-friendly anyway. And that’s because most of that text is already English! Watch our video and check out a cool distilled strategy game.Read more
Game-Ware Vol. 3 is a weird object. A release in a line of “digital magazines” for the Sega Saturn full of demos and videos and ads, it’s… look, it’s just peculiar and sometimes you come to us to check out some peculiar things with us. This is one of those times, probably!Read more
Adventure games and visual novels have been gradually gaining popularity outside of Japan. Thanks to series like Ace Attorney and visual novels like Hakuoki, people seem to be more comfortable with doing a lot of reading while sitting in front of their favorite console. It also means now might finally be a good time for Jake Hunter Detective Story to make its mark. This established adventure series is well established in Japan, and it might just be poised to find a place for itself in other regions after 2018.Read more
The enormous popularity of Puyo Puyo in Japan caused many, many competitors to try their hand at creating a falling-block puzzle franchise, and there weren’t many to find as much success in gameplay and domestic longevity as Taisen Puzzle Dama, Konami’s attempt in the genre. Let’s take a look at a signature entry — one tied to another Konami franchise that found a lot of fans in its home country!Read more
Language learning is a big part of import games! If you can pick up better comprehension skills, a whole new world of games will open to you. So today we’re looking at EMIT, a game that helps you do just that!
Um, if you’re Japanese and need to learn English.
It’s a cool thing to check out, though! Do just that with us.Read more