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Ｑ 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!