This is the tenth anniversary of the GameCube in France ! I seized the opportunity when the GameCube occupies minds to present an exclusive list and asked me several months of research : the master list of games released in South Korea. After talking with a Korean collector and scoured many blogs of retro-gaming in this country I think I can say today that the list is complete ! The “Full-setters” be happy, since it does not count that 27 titles… Unfortunately, like the iQue GBA games, they will be quite hard to find.
10 years that the GC came out with us, we can say that time flies. I still remember perfectly the first night I brought the little craft and purple cube at home with Luigi's Mansion… On the eve of its sale. everyone adored him. This is a console that I like very much to its game library, often criticized, and for the overall design of its entire range (hardware & software).
I have more than a hundred titles on the console, mostly Japanese, but also multiple designs including my favorites Spicy (Orange) and the Q. All this with various other accessories, such as the Club Nintendo Japan controllers (viewable on my Instagram), the Hori pad, the RGB and Component cables (modified for Jap RGB), and the Gameboy Player, etc.. I love this console so it was fairly logical to link it to my exotic collection in recent years.
Let us start by recalling the facts : Osaka is the firm moved to Seoul, South Korea, very late, in 2006. Before this period, distribution of its games and consoles were running through intermediaries such as Hyundai (the NES to the N64) then a company called Daewon – Daewon Media (for GBA games, GC and NDS).
For those who missed the boat, I briefly recall that for “Hyundai era” Super Nintendo games were actually repackaged U.S. version of PCBs in packaging “Korean” hybrid (US/JP). Well, This is somewhat the case with the Gamecube games!
Between 2002 and 2005, Daewon to therefore supported the localization and marketing of games Gamecube (and a few GBA games) on behalf of Nintendo printing boxes and manuals in Korean. Two other third-party publishers have also located and marketed Gamecube games (THQ Korea Ltd. and Global Game Publisher), but Daewon which is responsible for major brand licenses… all confused for a total of 27 different titles only !
These games are, for the vast majority, games in English, encoded in NTSC-J (for the area of the console) and sold in packaging modeled on the Japanese versions (which is not without charm ^ - ^). These versions are in no doubt a range of exotic and hybrid products sympatic, but what I find amazing is that they combine the useful (Games in English) with pleasure (packaging japonais) !
Of these 27 titles, I managed to loan 2/3 (18 titles + duplicates) I present to you immediately picture to close this ticket and especially for your viewing pleasure and discovery :