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GBC: "Karamuchou wa Oosawagi!" (need a Jap region speaking person)

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I'm currently making a pass over GameBoy Color (been at it for a few days),  
adding mostly existing 3D Boxes and Fanart Carts (i don't have cartridges for Jap region games, if anybody knows a good set let me know), but i'm cleaning up some other stuff along the way and throwing in some clear logos here and there where i happen to have some. 

I'm a bit stuck on this one game...
there are two entries for it and two roms for it, but it appears to be the same game,
i playstested both up until the menu, screenshots on the net seem practically identical,
i'm 98% sure it is the same game, except that there are some different Jap/Asian region text letters being thrown around (all hieroglyphs to me) in the in-game menu and on the cover.  
It might be a re-release or just different regions like Japan, Korea, China (No Intro says Japan for both roms, i don't know...)  

Game 1:
"Karamuchou wa Oosawagi! Okawari!"
No-Intro rom: Karamuchou wa Oosawagi! - Okawari! (Japan) (SGB Enhanced, GB Compatible) (NP)    ...by the way, what does that (NP) mean? i keep seeing that.  
LBDB: https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/images/117450
gamefaqs: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gbc/954844-karamuchou-wa-oosawagi-okawari/images

Game 2:
"Karamuchou wa Oosawagi! Porinkiis to Okashina Nakamatachi"
No-Intro rom: Karamuchou wa Oosawagi! - Polinkies to Okashina Nakama-tachi (Japan) (SGB Enhanced) (GB Compatible)
LBDB: https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/images/117451
gamefaqs: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/gbc/571631-karamuchou-wa-oosawagi-porinkiis-to-okashina-nakamatachi/images

If anybody could clear this confusion up, that would be nice.

this is the media i got to add, i just don't know which goes where, or if we should merge both entries into one and which one ...  

Clear Logos (notice the different lettering):


these are the Jap 3D boxes i'm uploading  468538895_KaramuchouwaOosawagi!-PorinkiistoOkashinaNakamatachi(Japan).png.9daa49320842303174cb272918e0a5e9.png

this one is just the in-game title screen, not an actual cover... i would rather not use this one, but seems like the guy who made the boxes stumbled over the same issue and this was his solution.1736181447_KaramuchouwaOosawagi!-Okawari!(Japan).png.65cbfb24d147b2743ae27260d592224e.png



I do NOT upload these 3D boxes for Jap region, only for US and EU, i think they just look less authentic for Jap Boxes (i might use it as fallback option when a game does not have the other type of boy, did not need to do that so far but i'm only at letter K).


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Looks like two separate games:

One from 1998 and the second from 2000. 

Also the subtitle on the title screenshot for Karamuchou wa Oosawagi! Okawari!. Okawari! = Seconds! (indicating a sequel or "definitive" edition).

NP = Nintendo Power, more info on that: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_Power_(cartridge).
Actually Karamuchou wa Oosawagi! Okawari! (カラムー町は大さわぎ!おかわりっ!)  looks like it was released via NP only, not as a cartridge, thus the fan art - front box.

Edited by kurzih
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aaaah... so the Nintendo Power one was like a digital only version re-release 2 years later kind of thing, makes perfect sense then that no real cover / box exists for that.  

welp, good thing i asked and didn't just start merging stuff.

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57 minutes ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

Thank you @Z3R0B4NG for making the gameboy color media look awesome! Time to update my media when you're finished 🤘

a little preview for you


i'm at M now ... about half done, it will take a few more nights (i'm guessing about a week or more)

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