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 Post subject: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:33 pm 


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As the topic title states, any of these not on U.s. psn , if so are they just delayed or are the neogeo games typically released at the same time on both stores? I have a JP account for the M2 realeases etc. but I prefer to buy from U.s store (less hassle). On a side note, any other shmups Jp only worth looking into that won’t see a U.s release?


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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:36 pm 


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It takes literally 2 minutes to create a free Japanese account why not do that and compare.


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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:05 am 


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I know Darius didn't release in the West.

There's a list of all games released and in what region on wiki. It should help you, though you'll have to find the shoot 'em ups yourself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_Archives
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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:50 pm 


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Yeah I've used the wiki article to see what's available, as the PS4 store front is notoriously bad about not showing you everything available if you just search by price, "ACA", "Neogeo", etc. If it didn't release in the last few months, often the only way I can find a full list of everything that's available is to use another site to browse, and then searching PSN by that exact name.

I believe these are the ones I had to buy on Japanese PSN: Blazing Star, Ninja Commando, Prehistoric Isle 2, Strikers 1945 Plus.
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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:57 pm 


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It takes literally 2 minutes to create a free Japanese account why not do that and compare.


Well, if you read my op you can see that I have a jp acct..it is just easier to navigate the NA store..


Thank you for the suggestion in the last post. I will get Blazing Star. Does anyone have a problem with video previews on the game showing up on the jp store? Also, is there a way once logged in to your jp account to change the psn text to English? I never even noticed Blazing Star in the store, don’t know what the icon/cover art should look like..


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:37 am 


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Note that once you have the game downloaded, the title will change from katakana to English as shown above. Only a few older Hamster releases don't do this.

There are no video previews on several of the newer Hamster releases.

To navigate Japanese PSN: If you have an android phone you can use Google Translate, and just point your phone at the screen to translate (or take a picture as it seems to do better that way). If you can't figure out how to search using katakana on Japanese PSN (searching with the English alphabet never works), sometimes you can pick a random ACA release (the 500-1000 yen filter will show recent ones), then push down until it gets to the suggestions area, and keep selecting other NeoGeo games until the one you want gets suggested.
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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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Use google translate on the arcade archives site http://www.hamster.co.jp/arcadearchives ... neogeo.htm. Each game page has a link to PS store, much easier to buy from the website than on PS4.


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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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This is really strange that a bunch of these Neo Geo shmups aren't on the US PSN, because they're all on the Xbox One US store, so I don't know why there would be issues releasing them for US PSN.

Oddly enough, all the Xbox One versions also feature vastly more difficult and real achievements/trophies compared to the PSN versions. Not sure why there's such a disconnect on these between the versions.

There's a few other non-NeoGeo Arcade Archives shmups that are only on JP PSN, and those are:

Terra Force
Star Force
Thunder Cross
Darius
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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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Star Force is also on the US Switch (I also have the JP PSN version). Not a shmup, but Atomic Robo Kid is another game that wasn't released in the US on PSN, but showed up on the US eShop on Switch.


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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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MachineAres 1CC wrote:
This is really strange that a bunch of these Neo Geo shmups aren't on the US PSN, because they're all on the Xbox One US store, so I don't know why there would be issues releasing them for US PSN.


Let's just say Hamster is probably fucking lazy to bring them over on the US/EU stores. Dunno why they can't release them there if either certification or other issues bringing them over, but the Asia PS Store(s) release them just fine. Ditto why both the Switch/Xbox stores have them release on time worldwide too.

Anyways, on topic, Twinkle Star Sprites is released this week.

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That's fantastic! I really want to replace the ADK Damashii version.
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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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Anyways, on topic, Twinkle Star Sprites is released this week.

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Just noticed this one is also NOT on PS4. Wonder why HAMSTER keeps doing this. Can't really complain, since I prefer having these on Xbox, but it's puzzling.
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My guess is that the delayed Arcade Archives releases have something to do with Sony of America.


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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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BrianC wrote:
My guess is that the delayed Arcade Archives releases have something to do with Sony of America.

I'm not sure if I'd even simply call them "delays" since Blazing Star came out on Xbox in the US back in February of this year, but other ACANG releases have come out on US PS4 since then, there's just certain ones that seem like they might never be released here, if it's already been 8 months and it hasn't shown up on PS4 yet.

I know Sony is delaying/canceling and screwing up a bunch of releases recently because of their new censorship policy, but again, since Blazing Star has been out in the US since way before Sony's new policy took effect, it's hard to say what's causing all this, plus there's no reason for Blazing Star to be censored in the first place.
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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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Actually, its none of those, not even Sony's double standards, however...I found out that the PS4 ACA NG release is delayed to 12/11, and I'm like...why? Its already out on X1 and Switch.

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 Post subject: Re: Which ACA neogeo shmups are only available on JP psn
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It's always puzzled me why this happens, I ended up having to open a JPN account on PS4 to pick up Wonderboy, Gradius, Atomic Robo-Kid, Rygar, Bombjack and Haunted Castle, and of those I think Haunted Castle is still the only one to arrive in the UK. Then there's stuff releasing on Switch MONTHS before it arrives on PS4... if it does. I'd have rather kept the entire ACA collection over one console, but since I got the Switch that's become pretty impossible.
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Marc wrote:
Then there's stuff releasing on Switch MONTHS before it arrives on PS4... if it does. I'd have rather kept the entire ACA collection over one console, but since I got the Switch that's become pretty impossible.

Yeah, they can't really keep it consistent at all in the West. None of the 3 platforms have all the games that the other ones have, it's just a crapshoot whether a certain game will show up on a certain console at this point, it's pretty dumb. Japanese PS4 definitely has the most releases overall, but there's a lot of outliers as well.
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There are also some early ps4 aa games lacking features compared to the switch versions. Rygar has no scanline options and renegade was purposely split instead of having us and jp versions available like on switch.


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MachineAres 1CC wrote:
I know Sony is delaying/canceling and screwing up a bunch of releases recently because of their new censorship policy


What is this?


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BrianC wrote:
There are also some early ps4 aa games lacking features compared to the switch versions. Rygar has no scanline options and renegade was purposely split instead of having us and jp versions available like on switch.

Some of the old ones also don't have a proper score attack mode (with default settings). I first noticed this on Double Dragon 1 where you can do infinite milking under non defaults, which completely breaks the leaderboard.

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MachineAres 1CC wrote:
I know Sony is delaying/canceling and screwing up a bunch of releases recently because of their new censorship policy


What is this?

Perhaps this is best left to the off-topic area, or do some searching outside this forum. It will surely derail the entire topic if we start a discussion here.
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