The SEGA Dreamcast is one of my favorite consoles released, while we got the console in North America with the iconic release day of September 9th, 1999; over in Japan they got the Dreamcast almost a year earlier on November 27, 1998! While it isn’t the 27th quite yet in North America, it is in Japan where the anniversary takes place. This anniversary got me thinking about what I would consider my favorite Dreamcast Japanese only release and I think I narrowed it down…
My favorite Dreamcast import is Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream, a fun little 2.5D platformer developed by Chime and published by SEGA only in Japan. The game was notable for trying to cultivate a ‘feminine sensibility’ by hiring a staff of mostly females which really gives the game a very unique feel to it. One of the bese aspects of the game is also the soundtrack which was composed by Yoko Kanno which featured a ton of great tracks.
But what I really want to know is what is your favorite SEGA Dreamcast import and why? Let me know in the comments below!
5 responses to “SEGA Dreamcast turns 20 years old in Japan, what are your favorite Japanese Dreamcast games?”
Skies of Arcadia here. Still waiting for a remaster, preferably one that keeps all the exclusive content from both versions (DC and GC).
Oh, sorry, by “Japanese games” you meant games that were only released in Japan. No idea, seeing how I haven’t played any imports, though I’ve always been intrigued by Segagaga. It looks like a goldmine for Sega fans, with all the Sega characters and fanservice. Why hasn’t there been a fan translation of it yet?
My favourite import DC game would be Ikaruga. It is simply the greatest shmup on a system that is famous for them.
Runners up are:
-Capcom vs. SNK 2
I think the only imports I ever played was The Grinch(2/10) and WWF Attitude Era(8/10).