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I forgot Poland. Also Joushou Mahjong Tenpai.

Sometimes I search diligently for things that I just can’t seem to obtain. Other times I miss something obvious that’s been trying to fly into my face like a Danmaku Bullet.

This is the case of the latter. I should’ve thrown this in with the rest of the slotted cart games, but alas, I’ve been looking for the BS F-Zero 2 Dai-2 stuff that I’ve faild. (Bonus points for anyone who gets “faild”)

So yeah, the thing I forgot about was Joushou Mahjong Tenpai. Now, since this is a mediocre Mahjong game, I’d guess to a Westerner like myself I shouldn’t be expected to really think for this game. But alas, I’m a perfectionist who is obsessed with completion.

So, to start off with, Square-Enix still has a page up for this game. How interesting! I should see if Dynamitracer, Treasure Conflix and Koi Ha Balance are here as well.

The game was credited to Game Arts (highly prestige-filled devvers to make the least of it. BTW, I’m totally psyched for that new TMNT Game being made by them and Team Ninja. Yes I go off topic a lot on this post.) and published by Enix.

It’s difficult to get a good picture of the game’s cartridge scan. I had to dig around Yahoo Japan Auctions to find this picture

Cartridge pic

And as for in-game screenshots I’ll leave this link. Yes. It’s a ridiculously plain Mahjong game. No wacky Mario Party cheating or Anime Girl stripping to distract you. and here I was kinda hoping that dragon on the box art would burninate the loser. But enough being corny out of me.

As the cartridge top suggests, this had some level of Satellaview compatibility – exactly what, I dunno. Data packs are likely but this is one of the few where I don’t recall Data Packs for the game being mentioned in any undumped lists or schedules. Kinda confusing. (Any help on this, native Japanese folks? *sad puppy eyes* )

One notable thing I tried to do loading the game is open the second option (going down from the top-left, as opposed to the second one going right from the top-left), only to get a screen that looks like a message that forces me back to the previous menu. I wonder….

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