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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by alienjesus Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:17 am

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god wrote:Thanks a bunch for that. I had never heard of the game before but it looks excellent, and I adore those bizarre pics from the manual! This gives me a reason to research the playing of imports on the 'cube, as I'm in PAL land.

You can download the Cubivore Manual PDF, its linked in the Review above. I am curious about Doshin the Giant which only saw a Japan and PAL release. Is it hard to find in Europe?

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It's certainly not common, but I saw it a few times when Gamecube games were still in shops, and a quick ebay UK search bought up about 10 results.
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by CRTGAMER Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:01 pm

The Last Horseman wrote:I have Cubivore. I bought it around 2005 or so, cost me around $19 dollars or so. Money well spent. I really like it. I've looked into Doshin a time or two, but I don't see it being worth importing. Too much trouble.
I'm learning about Cubivore as I play it. Interesting how some of the Mutations help or hinder in defeating the next boss. Sometimes I hit the wrong mutation and lose some capabilities. However, the more mutations the better, to get to the Final stage.

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CRTGAMER wrote:I am curious about Doshin the Giant which only saw a Japan and PAL release. Is it hard to find in Europe?
It's certainly not common, but I saw it a few times when Gamecube games were still in shops, and a quick ebay UK search bought up about 10 results.
THANKYOU!
I assumed on EBay that Doshin would be pricey, you spiked my curiosity to look. Found one in the UK with a Buy Now and ships to the U.S at a reasonable price! Game is on the way! :mrgreen:

Doshin Giant reminds me of the PC game Black & White.

I'm not sure if Action Replay Freeloader which does convert PAL to NTSC would work well on Doshin from Europe. Ah well, the OCD collector in me wants this game! I'll post a review how this PAL game turns out. I wonder if the Japanese version is English language friendly? :?:

Nintendork666 wrote:I've had my eye on Cubivore for quite some time now, but like you stated - it's extremely hard to find copies in the wild. Ordering it online is always an option, but I always end up spending my cheddar towards something else.

I have a friend who works at GameStop - I wonder if he has the pull to try and get a CIB copy shipped like that. CRT, if you don't mind re-telling, how did you manage to get them to actually go through hunting down a CIB copy for you (let alone 2)?
You can get Cubivore shipped, you also have an advantage of a friend working at Gamestop. I wrote a HUGE Rant on this and Copy and Pasted it in the Cubivore Review on the previous page. Look for the SHOW Tag towards the bottom of the Review above the Rubics Cube pic. Click the Show Tag, be sure you have a cup of joe on hand. :lol:


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PAL Doshin the Giant. Look at that beautiful PAL Game Cube case! :shock:
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by pakopako Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:40 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:I'm not sure if Action Replay Freeloader which does convert PAL to NTSC would work well on Doshin from Europe. Ah well, the OCD collector in me wants this game! I'll post a review how this PAL game turns out. I wonder if the Japanese version is English language friendly? :?:

A snag you might run into is that Doshin may require its own memory card. Unless the Freeloader takes care of that conversion too. (That memory cards had to be formatted for each region, something I barely remember about not having saves from multiple regions on a single card.)
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by dogman91 Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:28 pm

I've always been curious about Doshin the Giant ever since I saw the trophy for it in Super Smash Bros. Melee. I wonder if forcing 60hz on it will allow it to play and be in color as well. Good luck!

I quite enjoyed this cynical review of the game, by the way, in case you're into YouTube reviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ij01Ka8Myk
Laughed out loud quite a couple of times while watching it
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by alienjesus Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:37 pm

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PAL Doshin the Giant. Look at that beautiful PAL Game Cube case! :shock:


What does the US Gamecube Box look like then? I just assumed they were the same.
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by AppleQueso Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:44 pm

alienjesus wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:
PAL Doshin the Giant. Look at that beautiful PAL Game Cube case! :shock:


What does the US Gamecube Box look like then? I just assumed they were the same.


He's not talking about the box art, he's talking about the case itself.

It looks cool.
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by CRTGAMER Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:49 pm

dogman91 wrote:I've always been curious about Doshin the Giant ever since I saw the trophy for it in Super Smash Bros. Melee. I wonder if forcing 60hz on it will allow it to play and be in color as well. Good luck!

I quite enjoyed this cynical review of the game, by the way, in case you're into YouTube reviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ij01Ka8Myk
Laughed out loud quite a couple of times while watching it

Thanks for the YouTube link. I normally hate slugging thru a Video Review, but that was entertaining! :lol:

pakopako wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:I'm not sure if Action Replay Freeloader which does convert PAL to NTSC would work well on Doshin from Europe. Ah well, the OCD collector in me wants this game! I'll post a review how this PAL game turns out. I wonder if the Japanese version is English language friendly? :?:
A snag you might run into is that Doshin may require its own memory card. Unless the Freeloader takes care of that conversion too. (That memory cards had to be formatted for each region, something I barely remember about not having saves from multiple regions on a single card.)

Luckily the memory card issue is only between different language formats. PAL and U.S. are compatible. I actually managed to get the Japanese Hudson series to save on the same Memory card as some U.S. saves. AR Freeloader booted imports save in compatible files between languages.

Action Replay Freeloader converts PAL 50hz games to run in NTSC 60hz. From my experience with PAL converted games, you lose a few lines on top and bottom unless the game itself has a 60hz display option. Also there is an issue if the screen will be centered and not lose anything important off screen such as a corner life bar stat. I actually had to shift a PAL PS2 game higher then center to get all the information on the screen.

Playstation PAL NTSC Conversion Guide: viewtopic.php?f=52&p=388723#p388723
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by alienjesus Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:50 pm

AppleQueso wrote:He's not talking about the box art, he's talking about the case itself.

It looks cool.


So was I. I didn't know it was any different.
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by CRTGAMER Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:29 pm

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AppleQueso wrote:He's not talking about the box art, he's talking about the case itself.

It looks cool.
So was I. I didn't know it was any different.

Note the different style disc holder in the PAL case compared to a U.S case. The PAL case is similar to a PS2 disc holder, press the prongs down to release the disc. In the U.S. case the fingers are hard to push down and can really grab, a risk of cracking the center of the game disc. As a preventative measure I pinch in all the fingers with pliers for a permanent fix. The game discs now pop in and out easily. :D
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Re: Wii Gamecube Reviews - Mayflash PS2 to Wii - Cubivore Fi

by vlame Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:51 pm

alienjesus wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:He's not talking about the box art, he's talking about the case itself.

It looks cool.


So was I. I didn't know it was any different.

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