Import Goodies, Final Round!

Yeah, yeah, I actually got my last round of import goodies 2 1/2 weeks ago, but I’m slow posting stuff sometimes! Anyway! This last shipment contained the items I wanted the most, so I was really excited to receive them!

The first item I received was a Nintendo DS game called とっとこハム太郎  ナゾナゾ  雲の上の?城, which roughly translates to something like Tottoko Hamtaro: Nazo Nazo Q Kumonoue no ? Jou. What does that mean? Um… good question.  There isn’t a whole lot of information online about this game. However, I love Hamtaro, and this game was pretty cheap, so I couldn’t resist buying it!

Now onto one item I was SO EXCITED to get… どうぶつの森+, or Doubutsu no Mori+!

Quick history lesson here: どうぶつの森, or Doubutsu no Mori, was released for the Nintendo 64 in 2001, and is the first game in the Animal Crossing series (which I am completely obsessed with, obviously). Since the N64 was at the end of its life cycle, an “enhanced port” called どうぶつの森+, or Doubutsu no Mori+,  was released only 8 months later for the Nintendo GameCube.

Meanwhile, localization began in North America, and Doubutsu no Mori+ was released in 2002 as Animal Crossing. New content, altered events, and many other differences were present in the game. Nintendo of Japan was so impressed by Animal Crossing, they took that game, translated it back, and the result was…

どうぶつの森 e+, or Doubutsu no Mori e+! It was released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003.

I am so incredibly excited to have these two games! Originally, I did not intend to purchase these games, but after realizing there were indeed many differences between these games and their American counterpart, I decided to take the plunge. I’m so happy that I did! I have yet to play either of these games, because I do not have a Japanese GameCube. That’s something that I’m working on and I hope to have really soon 😉

Also, I’m so pleased with the condition these games are in. They both came in their original boxes with complete manuals. Doubutsu no Mori + came with a memory card, while Doubutsu no Mori e+ came with an E-Reader. The only thing that was missing was 6 E-Reader cards that originally came with Doubutsu no Mori e+ (but not like I was expecting them anyway, since it is a used game!). The game discs look brand new, no scratches or scuffs. I’ve seen these games sold for rather high prices at times, but I paid $10 for Doubutsu no Mori+ and $17 for Doubutsu no Mori e+, so I got a great deal!









9 thoughts on “Import Goodies, Final Round!

  1. So you got to the real beginnings of Animal Crossing. Way cool! Oh and Hamtaro! I remember from when my daughter was little, she loved watching him. Good memories!

    1. I can’t wait to play the Animal Crossing games! I know you’ve seen that I have the original Doubutsu no Mori for the N64, and I really love playing that. I can’t wait to see what the GameCube versions are like! Aww that’s cute that your daughter loved Hamtaro! He is a really cute character!

  2. Nice imports! I’ve played some of the Hamtaro games for GBA, but I don’t think I ever got to play one for DS. They’re such cute games. And Doubutsu no Mori+! I’ve always been interested in trying out the Japanese versions of the Animal Crossing games, so that I could experience the Japanese holidays. Have fun with them both!

    1. I have the GBA Hamtaro games and I love them! I really like the Ham-Ham Games one because it reminded me of the olympics, haha! I even have a Hamtaro game for the GBC! I’m sure the DS game will be fun too!

      I can’t wait to play Doubutsu no Mori+ and Doubutsu no Mori e+! I have the very first Doubutsu no Mori for the N64 and I love it! It is definitely cool to experience the game with the Japanese holidays and cultural influences. I know the GameCube versions only expanded on that so I’m excited to try them out!

  3. There’s a Hamtaro game?! Omg, I LOVED that show, and I have it on my list to watch/rewatch. I forget what channel it used to come on, but I recall it being dubbed, and I’d love to see it subtitled, though the dubbing was quite adorable. I loved the little noises they made when they were cleaning themselves, and the theme song was so squee. I hope the game is just as cute :3

    1. Aww I’m so glad to here you loved Hamtaro! I feel like he’s not as well known as some of the other characters so it’s nice to give him some recognition! I loved the show too, I even have some of the DVDS hahaha! I have a few Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance Hamtaro games and they are ADORABLE! I’m sure this DS game will be just as adorable!

  4. Oh… The Japanese imports of both games look absolutely cute!!! That’s great that you were able to get them in the original boxes and with manuals both!! Awesome.. So now all you need is a Japanese Gamecube and your set!! 🙂 YAY!!!!

    1. I was totally not expecting to get them in their boxes with manuals, considering they were both pretty cheap! But I’m so glad they came that way! I cannot WAIT for my Japanese GameCube… hopefully I’ll be getting one soon! 😉 That’s just what I need, two more Animal Crossing towns to play with… haha!

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