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gabikun

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#1

gabikun commented on Review: Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks (3DS):

I heard this version had a "random tournament" mode after beating the game, and you could share those tournaments through streetpass. Is that true? If it is, I will probably get this version over the others.

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#2

gabikun commented on Review: DotMan (DSiWare):

I thought that dotman was the red car driver, and that you collect all "coins" to impress the woman in red (according to the scene you see after the 5th stage).
I agree with the review. I'd add the point that there are no continues, so if you lose in the 9th level, you need to start over.
By the way, the score is based in the coins + specific power ups. No time or wasted lives are involved, so you will have the same score everytime you finish stage 4, for example.

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#3

gabikun commented on Review: Magical Whip: Wizards of the Phantasma...:

Is worth mentioning that you can move faster and do longer jumps by holding the "B" button, and that your magic gradually decreases when you have an enemy in your whip.

By the way, you start with only 2 continues, but you can collect some hidden items in certain levels that give you more "credits" for playing. There are a total of 14 credit-items to collect, but you can only keep a maximum of 9. If you want to check the hidden "continues", take a look at this japanese page of the game, where there are some "hints" about where they are:
http://www.silverstar.co.jp/02products/dsi_magicalwhip/index4.html

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#4

gabikun commented on Review: Magical Whip: Wizards of the Phantasma...:

I've played the Japanese version, and I must say that, when you reach the further levels (level 40 and upwards), the difficulty sharply increases. The level 49 is crazy (I didn't beat it) and level 50 must be insane. On the other hand, once you reach those levels, the first 30 ones are so easy that you get bored easily trying to reach the insane levels again.

By the way, if you want to know about the secret mode, is only a "very difficult" mode, in which you have no continues. You must finish the game with Rank S to unlock it (that means, beating all the dragons and completing level 50)

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#5

gabikun commented on GO Series: Picdun:

I've played the japanese version of this game. In this action RPG you need to step on every floor tile to reveal an image and move to the next floor (it's possible to advance to the next floor if you find the exit, but if the floor is not completed it will show that in your inventory)
The pedometer is an item you need to find in every floor, and lets you know how many missing "tiles" are in that floor to complete it.

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#6

gabikun commented on Review: GO Series: Earth Saver (DSiWare):

There are 2 "earth savers" in the Japanese Dsi Ware, one is the main game (no extra modes) at 200 points, and the other one has 5 different difficulty levels and one endless mode for 500 points. Is this game the second one?

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#9

gabikun commented on Review: Everyday Soccer (DSiWare):

Pretty boring. I played the Japanese version, and once you get used to the controls (and where to use the special abilities of each type of player) you win all matches with ridiculous scores like 21 - 1 or 20 - 2. The problem is that you get used to the controls in 3 minutes.

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#10

gabikun commented on Everyday Soccer:

Pff... I've played this in a Japanese DSi and it's very easy. I ended the cup winning 21-3 in the final match. There are some cheap tactics to use.... depending on your player's abilities.

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#11

gabikun commented on Review: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Star...:

@Corbie:

Great Review, Corbie. It really doesn't matter a 9 or a 10 in a game, both are great marks. I need to say that there is a reason for enemies moving when you are in the menu, and that's the multiplayer. If all actions were stopped when you enter the menu in multiplayer, all people will be screwed because of that.
Yes, they could quit that feature in the offline version, but that would make developers to program the game in a different way, maybe taking more capacity... and they already took out some things because of its lack (the casino, for example, was about to be included in this game at first).

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#13

gabikun commented on First Impressions: 10 Second Run:

Interesting. There aren't many platformers on the DSi, so I may get this. At 200 points it should be a bargain (or is it 500 points?)

Are there any power ups? Any way to kill enemies, or you must avoid them?

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#15

gabikun commented on First Impressions: G.G. Series Throw Out:

I downloaded it before reading this impressions. I liked it, but I think it's very easy, even in the hard difficulty. There is only 1 team that gives me trouble in hard difficulty, the secret one (no selectable).

By the way, there is a way to score a goal directly. If you hold the shoot button while you are jumping, and you release it in the appropiate time (not for long time but also not for short time), you will do a great shoot that has a great chance to pass the goalkeeper.

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#17

gabikun commented on First Impressions: Sora o Kakeru Shōjyo Shooting:

I found a second-hand japanese dsi and the previous user didn't connect to the shop, so I had 1.000 free points to spare.... I downloaded this game because of your preview and I don't regret it. Maybe a little short in levels, but it's well developed. I will probably play from time to time, to unlock the rest of the gallery :P.

The other games I downloaded were:

  • G.G series: Throw Out, a futuristic hand-ball game I enjoyed very much... There are only 4 selectable teams (plus 1 hidden) and it's easy when you know how to score goals, but I liked the retro-arcade gameplay and it was only 200 points.
  • At Enta: Taisen Mahjong 2. There are already many mahjong titles in the japanese dsi-ware, but I wanted a basic game and this one covers what I need to play on the go. It's well developed and the AI is challenging. Plus, it has download play (if I find a friend with a DS and want to play mahjong with me) and it costs 200 points too.

I'm planning to invest some more points, what games would you recommend me, Sean Aaron?

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#18

gabikun commented on Review: 4 TRAVELLERS: Play Spanish (DSiWare):

@LegendofPasta99:
I did like you said, to learn new english words and get used to the english language in those times when none of the released games in Spain were translated.

Disappointing. I think retail games are better to learn languages than download content at this moment. But I still need to see the "ultimate" teacher program.

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#19

gabikun commented on Review: Snakenoid (DSiWare):

I downloaded it before the review was out, and I must say that this game doesn't motivate you to continue playing.
I mean: there are games,like starship patrol/defense, that when you start playing, you feel more involved with it (and I'm not a fan of tower defence games), but when I started to play this game I felt bored.
All of us know that the main purpose of games is to have fun with them. This game doesn't accomplish this basic rule.

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#22

gabikun commented on Review: Sokomania (DSiWare):

I downloaded it before the review was out, and I agree with all the points of the review. I expected more of a Sokoban-style game. The game that came with my old mobile device (from 7 years ago, when most mobile games weren't java-based) had more levels than this.

I didn't like the fact that, when boxes were in the correct tyle, couldn't be moved again (unlike the original sokoban). Hell, even this game's developer copied some of the puzzles from the authentic sokoban.

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#26

gabikun commented on Nintendo Download: 27-28 October 2009 (Japan):

What happened to Japan releases?? They only received 4 wii-ware, 4 Virtual console and 3 DSi ware games this weekend!! And all of the games are pretty bad ones (castlevania rebirth, for example). Japanese Wii and DSi owners will start to complain if you, nintendo, continue like this. (ironic-mode on).

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#30

gabikun commented on Dragon Quest Wars:

Wait...Has it download play? So can you play with a friend with a DS (and no copy of that game)?

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#34

gabikun commented on Review: Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function...:

@BleachFan888: That's the Rakubiki Jiten! (see the small hiragana above the kanji). A friend imported this dictionary and it's great! The ability to write kanji is awesome (at least, the kanji I wrote). The bad thing is that it hasn't spanish :P.

About this dictionary... Well, I thought there were 15.000 words for each language, because of that I gave the 7/10 mark. But, if it has only 2.500, I think it deserves well that 5/10. I expect someone can improve this dictionary, as it would be a very useful app.

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#37

gabikun commented on Review: Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function...:

By the way, "Gomen Nasai" gives the same "I'm sorry" result. I must say that I read the help file completely, and it says that this dictionary is based in the japanese language as the main one. Maybe this is the reason why common words as "sorry" only appear as expression.

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#38

gabikun commented on Review: Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function...:

You are right. "Gomen nasai" is a word that fits more with "I'm Sorry", but "sumimasen" is used as a more polite form. Per example, if you try to reserve a hotel and there are no rooms, they will say "sumimasen" to you.

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#41

gabikun commented on Review: Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function...:

@Hardy 83:
Are you sure that there are only 2.500 words per language? In the "help section" it says, literally, that "this program contains 15.000 of the most common words and expressions to help you in many situations".
I understood that those 15.000 words were translated in all 6 languages, makin 15.000 per language.

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#43

gabikun commented on Review: Dictionary 6 in 1 with Camera Function...:

I agree with the review in all the points, but I think there are some good things that could be considered too.

  • Don't forget that most basic paper dictionaries cost way more than this app (per example, here in spain the most basic japanese dictionary only 5.000 words cost 25 euros). About word processors, I think they are not as cheap as this too.
  • The point of having it on DSi's memory (= less space left in your bag) is a point to consider too.
  • There aren't any other dictionaries in the DS if I remember correctly (with the exception of a Japanese/english dictionary cartridge that was only released in Japan).
    Because of that reasons, I'd give it a 7/10 instead. And for 500 points, it was an instant download for me.
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#44

gabikun commented on Dictionary 6 in 1 Gets a Price Drop:

It's a 15.000 word dictionary (according to the "Help" section), so don't expect a great word coverage. Still, as I am learning japanese, I find this dictionary VERY useful, as you can write japanese and chinese characters and find the words you search very quickly. It's well worth 500 points, I would even buy it for 800.