When you think of console gaming you have to do so in regions. What we see in Japan is often never seen elsewhere, or in any other language. Next is often North America and then Europe with the rest of the world battling for fourth in line for new releases. This means some interesting games are never localized outside of Japan. Cardcaptor Sakura is one such game, at least if you are a fan of the Anime it is based on.
One thing that will probably strike you upside the head like a baseball bat in River City Ransom is the imitation In-app Purchases. You earn coins which you can exchange for concept art, music clips, voice samples, and more. Yep, this is a very good source for what would become IAP in the mobile world. My what a dark secret Cardcaptor Sakura hides.
What fans of Cardcaptor Sakura will find contained within is an isometric style overhead adventure game that encompasses a ton of mini games. From dancing to dodging lightning bolts you are probably not going to be bored for a fair bit.
There is also PocketStation support, if you own one. If you are a proud owner of this little misbegotten hand held device then you can transfer voice samples over. Other than annoying your friends and being labeled a bigger geek than before, I can see no point in this. Am I missing something?
Our friends over at ROMHacking.net have singled out hacker “NoOneee” for many parts of this translation. From the main script to adding subtitles to the cutscenes, NoOneee has their hand in a lot of the various aspects of this fan translation.
Cardcaptor Sakura may be an acquired taste for North American fans so treat lightly if you are new to the series. Fans of the Anime are already going to download the patch.