The Out-Cast: EP.8 – Japan Only Games

What on earth is the Out-Cast?
Well, this was a series of podcasts I did back in 2010~2012 on videogames and videogame culture in Japan for an old website with a completely different crew.
I’m republishing them here on DecultureShock, but for anyone who is interested, the original website can be found here.

This is the eighth episode of the Out-Cast. In this episode, we talk about the “Japan only” games we have played. We report on not only if the games were good or bad, but our experiences, how they hold up over time, and if those with no Japanese ability can play them. Please leave any comments or questions in the section below.

00:00:00: Introduction
00:01:51: What’s the Happs?

  • Used DS XL
  • Michael Jackson Memorial Party
  • Peace Walker
  • Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story


  • GameZone
  • Split/Second
  • Bayonetta
  • Ouendan I/II
  • Dragon Age


  • Castle Crashers
  • Fallout 3
  • Surgery
  • Nakajima Megumi
  • Kano Yoko Fan Event
  • Yamato Event

00:55:15: News

  • Giant Eva
  • Idol Master 2
  • Karigurashi no Arietti (The Borrower Arrietty)
  • Tactics Ogre
  • Gundam Unicorn

01:17:32: Japan Only Games

16-Bit Era

  • Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Scrambled
  • Ranma ½: Bakuretsu Rantōhen (Released in the US as Ranma ½: Hard Battle)
  • Umihara Kawase

32/64-Bit Era

  • Tobal 2
  • Vib Ribbon
  • Evangelion 64
  • Soukaigi
  • X-Men vs Street Fighter (Sega Saturn)
  • Ore no Shikabane Koete Yuke (Walk Over My Dead Corpse)
  • Sampugita
  • Gunparade March
  • Ace Combat 3
  • Remote Control Dandy
  • Tokimeki Memorial 2
  • Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Sega Saturn)
  • Robbit Mon Dieu
  • Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel (Windows 95)
  • Gepi X
  • Radiant Silvergun


  • Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Sho
  • Blood+: One Night Kiss
  • Metal Wolf Chaos
  • Gundam Seed: O.M.N.I. vs Z.A.F.T. I/II
  • Sonic Gems Collection
  • Rhythm Heaven (GBA)
  • Another Century’s Episode I/II/III
  • Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (PS2)
  • Namco X Capcom
  • Sakura Wars III/IV


  • Shikitei
  • Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland
  • Macross Ace Frontier/Macross Ultimate Frontier
  • Princess Crown

Song List:
Phantom Minds – Nana Mizuki
Plenty of Grit – Megumi Hayashibara
Tobal 2 OP – Checkered Career (original album version)
dear FLOWER -Chie Kajiura

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Gwyn Campbell

Project Manager, Macross fan, Podcast host, Anime nerd & sometime-gamer. Here in Akihabara we don't just 'like' Macross, we LIVE IT! 龍が我が敵を食らう!

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