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Gamecube Japan: Not released in the West

This list is dedicated to anything released in Japan that never found it's way to North American shores during the gamecube's lifespan.


Retail Releases:

  • Baseball 2003: Battle Ballpark Sengen Perfect Play Pro Yakyuu, The (J-PS2) 
  • Battle Stadium D.O.N. (J-PS2) 
  • Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami
  • Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Dassutsu! Hajike Royale
  • Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta
  • Bomberman Land 2 (J-PS2) 
  • Captain Tsubasa: Ōgon Sedai no Chōsen 
  • Castle Shikigami 2 (J-DC, NA-PS2, J-XBX, PS3 download) 
  • Charinko Hero 
  • Derby Tsuku 3 - Derby Uma o Tsukurou! (J-PS2) 
  • Dōbutsu no Mori+ (*)
  • Dokapon DX: Wataru Sekai wa Oni Darake (J-PS2) 
  • Donkey Konga (*)
  • Donkey Konga 2 (*)
  • Donkey Konga 3 
  • Doraemon: Minna de Asobō! Minidorando 
  • Doshin the Giant (EUR)
  • Dragon Drive: D-Masters Shot 
  • DreamMix TV World Fighters (J-PS2) 
  • Duel Masters Nettou! Battle Arena (NA-PS2) 
  • Eisei Meijin VI(J-PS2) 
  • Family Stadium 2003 
  • Gakuen Toshi Vara Noir Roses(J-PS2) 
  • Gekitō Pro Yakyū(J-PS2) 
  • Generation of Chaos EXCEED: Yami no Seijou Rose
  • GiFTPiA
  • GT Cube (GT Pro Series NA-Wii) 
  • Hikaru no Go 3 
  • Homeland 
  • Hudson Selection Vol. 1: Cubic Lode Runner (J-PS2, etc) 
  • Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Solider (J-PS2, etc) 
  • Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin (Bonk) (J-PS2, etc) 
  • Hudson Selection Vol. 4: Takahishi Meijin no Adventure (J-PS2, etc) 
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 9 (J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 9 Ketteiban(J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 10 (J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 10 Ultra Ketteiban: 2003 Memorial (J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 11 (J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 11 Ultra Ketteiban(J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 12 (J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 12 Ketteiban (J-PS2)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Major League (J-PS2)
  • Jikkyō World Soccer 2002 (J,EUR-PS2, J-XBX)
  • Kidō Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Z Gundam (NA-PS2) 
  • Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senshitachi no Kiseki
  • Kiwame Mahjong DX II
  • Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Go! Go! Mamono Fight!! (J-PS2)
  • Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Yūjō Tag Battle Full Power
  • Korokke! Ban-Ō no Kiki o Sukue (J-PS2)
  • Kururin Squash! 
  • Legend of the Golfer 
  • Legend of The Quiz: Tournament of Champions, The
  • Lupin III: Umi ni Kieta Hihou
  • Mr. Driller Drill Land 
  • Momotarō Dentetsu 11: Black Bombee Shutsugen! No Maki (J-PS2) 
  • Momotarō Dentetsu 12: Nishinihon Hen mo ari Masse!(J-PS2) 
  • Monopoly: Mezase!! Daifugou Jinsei!! (J-PS2)
  • Muscle Champion: Kinnikutō Kessen
  • Mutsu Tonohohon 
  • Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3
  • Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4
  • Nintendo Puzzle Collection 
  • One Piece: Grand Battle! 3 (J-PS2) 
  • One Piece: Treasure Battle, From TV Animation 
  • Ohenro-San: Hosshin no Dojo
  • Pool Edge  
  • Radirgy GeneriC(J-DC,J-PS2, Ultimate Shooting Collection NA-Wii) 
  • Rei Fighter Gekitsui Senki 
  • RoboCop: Aratanaru Kiki (NA,EUR-XBX, J,EUR-PS2) 
  • SD Gundam: Gashapon Wars (J-Wii)
  • Shaman King: Soul Fight
  • Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Evolution (J-PS2)  
  • Special Jinsei Game (Life) 
  • Super Robot Wars GC (J-X360) 
  • Tengai Makyō II: Manji Maru (J-PCE,PS2,PSP,PS3,DS) 
  • Tensai Bit-Kun: Gramon Battle (J-PS2) 
  • Viewtiful Joe Revival (*)
  • Winning Eleven 6: Final Evolution (J,EUR,NA-PS2 J,EUR-PS
  • Zoids Full Metal Crash
  • Zoids Vs. 
  • Zoids Vs. III

Pre-order bonus, demo, promo, test, club nintendo, or any other non retail release disc:

  • Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean: Special Experience Disc (Demo)
  • Biohazard: Special Edition Demo
  • Biohazard 4 Trial Edition (Famitsu Magazine/Biohazard double feature) (*)
  • Biohazard Zero Trial Edition
  • Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Event-you Demo (indigo art)
  • Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Kiosk Demo (retail art, green luigi sticker)
  • E-Catalog Spring 2003 115 interactive disc catalog (Pack in with Pokémon box / Rune II, Family Stadium 2003, pink)
  • E-Catalog Summer 2003 116 interactive disc catalog (Enjoy Plus: came with console and GB Player,blue)
  • E-Catalog 2004 (Club Nintendo, gold)
  • Gekkan Nintendo Tentou Demo Discs (Interactive Multi-Game, Store kiosk)
  • -2002.10.1 (this list was originally posted by drxandy at videogamesage.com)
  • -2002.11.1 (Disc A and B)
  • -2002.5.1
  • -2002.6.1
  • -2002.7.1
  • -2002.7.10
  • -2003.1.1 (Disc A and B)
  • -2003.12.1 (Disc A and B)
  • -2003.7.1
  • -2003.8.1 (Disc B)
  • -2004.1.1
  • -2004.5.1
  • -2004.7.1
  • -2005.10.1
  • -2006.4.1
  • -2006.9.1
  • Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei Smash Bros DX Movie Disc (Japan Smash Bros tournament winners, gold art)
  • Homeland Trial Version (Pre-release lottery, winners were able to preorder homeland w/broadband adapter and this disc)
  • Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senshitachi no Kiseki Special Disc
  • Luigi's Mansion Kiosk Demo
  • Mario Party 4 Event Disc (Mini-game mode only, Pink art)
  • Mario Special Disc July 2002 (E3 Mario Sunshine demo)
  • Metal Gear Special Disc (bonus disc from premium edition of Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes)
  • Naruto collection Tomy special disk
  • Pacman Vs. Club Nintendo (*)
  • Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition
  • Pikmin Kiosk Demo
  • Pokémon Colosseum Tokusei Bonus Disc (Celebi, Video Previews)
  • Pokémon Colosseum Kakuchou Bonus Disc (Celebi, Pokemon Channel demo)
  • Pokémon Channel: Bangumi Kakuchou Pack bonus disc
  • Rune II Demo Disc (Nintendo Dream Magazine)
  • SD Gundam Gashapon Wars Trial version
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II Kiosk Demo(*)
  • Tower of Druga, The (pre-order bonus for Baten Kaitos)


KEY: 
(Region-Console) indicates game may not be an exclusive, but not released for GCN in North America.
* = Released in the US either in a different form or with differences worth noting.

 Compiled November 2019,  a labor of ❤️ by drxandy for videogamesage.com

Thanks: craigly1234, Galdius, MegaMan52

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If anyone has anything I may have missed, please let me know and i will gladly add it.

I am pretty sure the retail releases are 100% but the other discs get a bit tricky.

Spent a few hours getting this together over the weekend and i hope it is helpful to yallllllll

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Great list! Matches up with mine as far as I remember. Only thing I noticed missing from the  non retail released discs is the naruto tomy collection disc 

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6 hours ago, Craigly1234 said:

Great list! Matches up with mine as far as I remember. Only thing I noticed missing from the  non retail released discs is the naruto tomy collection disc 

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Oooo nice! I will add!!

I know there was a Naruto clash of ninja demo released in the us, so I messed up and thought this was the same, but wow thank you! 

https://gbatemp.net/threads/naruto-collection-gc-includes-gba-emulator.346289/

^pretty cool read

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6 hours ago, Galdius said:

Which is Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Jitsuen-you Demo?
Do you have a picture?

https://assemblergames.com/threads/request-smash-bros-dx-playable-kiosk-demo.60664/

I think that's it, there's a gold color scheme one with almost the same simple design that I think is the event-you disc which is just videos 

Edit: just in case assembler actually does go down, I attached the picture

I originally forgot which source I saw that, and because of that I stumbled unto this great blog thanks to you!

https://www.demoban.net/tagged/GameCube-Demo

Pepsi over there is doing really cool work! Going to have to peek over it some more because I probably will find something else. The Pikmin demo I never knew about, way cool.

Double edit: also thank you because I double posted the smash event-you disc in the list and missed it!! 

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Good job on the list, it's handy and gives me ideas if I want to grab another JP game sometime what I could look forward into digging into as options.  I really do need to get the Adv Island Hudson Select though as I've got Bonk and Star Soldier (had Lode Runner, hated it.)  I know PAL got some unique stuff too, pretty sure it's a shorter list though, and outside of wonky regional sports it would be interesting to see what goodies there were kind of like the english Doshin the Giant.

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4 minutes ago, Tanooki said:

Good job on the list, it's handy and gives me ideas if I want to grab another JP game sometime what I could look forward into digging into as options.  I really do need to get the Adv Island Hudson Select though as I've got Bonk and Star Soldier (had Lode Runner, hated it.)  I know PAL got some unique stuff too, pretty sure it's a shorter list though, and outside of wonky regional sports it would be interesting to see what goodies there were kind of like the english Doshin the Giant.

Thanks man!!

If you haven't, check out kururin squash. https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Kururin_Squash!

I definitely need to research the pal stuff too

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Well when I was kind of digging into a few GC games I did grab a couple I ended up just not getting into (NIntendo Puzzle Collection, but even more so Gundam vs Z-Gundam.)  I had looked into Kururin Squash as I like the GBA title.  Radirgy and Zoids caught my eye then, as would have Lupin if it wasn't so reading heavy.  But beyond that I'd need to start watching clips to try and remember more, and I think there was a PAL game or two that had some potential.

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7 hours ago, drxandy said:

https://assemblergames.com/threads/request-smash-bros-dx-playable-kiosk-demo.60664/

I think that's it, there's a gold color scheme one with almost the same simple design that I think is the event-you disc which is just videos 

Edit: just in case assembler actually does go down, I attached the picture

I originally forgot which source I saw that, and because of that I stumbled unto this great blog thanks to you!

https://www.demoban.net/tagged/GameCube-Demo

Pepsi over there is doing really cool work! Going to have to peek over it some more because I probably will find something else. The Pikmin demo I never knew about, way cool.

Double edit: also thank you because I double posted the smash event-you disc in the list and missed it!! 

smabrodxivent.png

Now I feel a bit silly not realizing that Jitsuen-you is the Event-You disc lol.
When I read your post I thought I was missing another disc for the Smash Melee set.
Good thing that it was just a lack of attention on my part and I do have the complete set.

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Do you have more info about Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II Jitsuen-you Sample (*)?
I've never seen a picture of it.

 

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Great topic!! Just need to note the English Friendly games to have a master list..... 🙂 

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5 hours ago, Galdius said:

Now I feel a bit silly not realizing that Jitsuen-you is the Event-You disc lol.
When I read your post I thought I was missing another disc for the Smash Melee set.
Good thing that it was just a lack of attention on my part and I do have the complete set.

TAUxopxh.jpg

Do you have more info about Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II Jitsuen-you Sample (*)?
I've never seen a picture of it.

 

http://redump.org/disc/44811/

I can't find one, if I were to take a stab in the dark it would be a luigi stickered retail art kiosk demo.

 

Jitsuen = demonstration so I got my words mixed around,confused you and confused myself haha. Sorrrrrrry I'm kinda bad at Japanese. The event-you is the indigo art, the movie disc is the gold, and the jitsuen is the green luigi tagged demo with retail art (which is the tough one to find, apparently). I thiiiink this is accurate. I changed out jitsuen to kiosk demo, for clarity.

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2 hours ago, MasonSushi said:

Great topic!! Just need to note the English Friendly games to have a master list..... 🙂 

I will add this. I just need to figure out how I want to format it. I didn't feel the need because there's so many threads out on the web with people asking what games are English friendly but barely any with a list of everything.

I understand very little to no Japanese, I just like romanticizing games we never had release here in the states.

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Just learned that Monopoly: Mezase!! Daifugou Jinsei!! is a different game than Monopoly party, it's traditional Monopoly. Added.

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On 11/6/2019 at 12:39 PM, drxandy said:

http://redump.org/disc/44811/

I can't find one, if I were to take a stab in the dark it would be a luigi stickered retail art kiosk demo.

 

Jitsuen = demonstration so I got my words mixed around,confused you and confused myself haha. Sorrrrrrry I'm kinda bad at Japanese. The event-you is the indigo art, the movie disc is the gold, and the jitsuen is the green luigi tagged demo with retail art (which is the tough one to find, apparently). I thiiiink this is accurate. I changed out jitsuen to kiosk demo, for clarity.

From what I know, the Event-You disc is the hard one.
I heard that my copy is the only known copy. On NA someone said there are 2 other copies in the hands of japanese collectors but I've never seen a picture of those copies.

From what I remember the one with Luigi on the cover is just a NFR version and the game is the same but I can't play it right now to check.
I will be able to do that in December so if you want, just remember me to check it and I will.

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16 minutes ago, Galdius said:

From what I know, the Event-You disc is the hard one.
I heard that my copy is the only known copy. On NA someone said there are 2 other copies in the hands of japanese collectors but I've never seen a picture of those copies.

From what I remember the one with Luigi on the cover is just a NFR version and the game is the same but I can't play it right now to check.
I will be able to do that in December so if you want, just remember me to check it and I will.

Yeah I've seen the gold pop up on eBay but never the event-you, definitely a gem.

I would be grateful if you could, will do my best to remember.

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3 minutes ago, drxandy said:

Yeah I've seen the gold pop up on eBay but never the event-you, definitely a gem.

I would be grateful if you could, will do my best to remember.

There are a few of the gold one on ebay right now.
It's definitely not hard to get.

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Great video @MegaMan52 have never seen it before and thank you so much for sharing, super awesome!! I added it to the list, hope to see another pop up on eBay down the line because Mario party 4 is one of my favorites.

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