List of English Friendly Wonderswan Games

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This is a list of games for the Wonderswan and Wonderswan Color that are playable without extensive extensive knowledge of Japanese. In most cases, you just need to play around in the menu to get to the game. In some games, you would need a good understanding of how the game work to be able to enjoy them. Please look at the video to see if the game fell right to you.

The list has compiled using different sources and my own experience. The sources are listed bellow the table.

Title Genre Color or B&W Gameplay Video Notes
Armored Unit Strategy game B&W Video A lot of menu trial and error
Beat Mania Music B&W Video
Blue Wing Blitz Tactical RPG Color Video HARD to play: You should read a walkthrough for the general premise, the controls and the objectives
Buffers Evolution Platform B&W Video
Crazy Climber Arcade B&W Video Conversion of Taito’s classic arcade game. Similar to Donkey Kong.
D’s Garage 21: Koubo Game – Tane wo Maku Tori Puzzle B&W Video
Densha de go! 2 Simulation B&W Video Only if you know the general premise.

trial and error in menu

Dicing Knight Period Action RPG Color Video Was developed via WonderWitch, Bandai’s official homebrew development kit. The game is a random dungeon crawler.
Digimon Digital Monsters: Anode/Cathode Tamer Veedramon Version Tactical RPG Color Video
Digimon Digital Monsters ver wonderswan Card Battle B&W Video
Digimon Frontiers Battle Spirit Action / Platform Color Video
Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5 Action / Platform Color Video Expansion on previous game.
Engacho! Puzzle B&W Video
Fever Sankyo Koushiki Pachinko Simulation Pachinko B&W Video
Final Lap 2000 Driving B&W Video Formula One Racing.
Final Lap Special Driving Color Video Upgrade of previous game.
Fire Pro Wrestling Wrestling B&W Video
Ganso Jajamaru Kun Action / Platform B&W Video Sequel to Ninja JaJaMaru-kun on Famicom.
Glocal Hexcite Puzzle B&W Video
Golden Axe Action Color Video Straightforward conversion of Sega’s classic arcade hit.
Gomoku Narabe & Reversi Board Game B&W Video Reversi Game.

Some menu trial and error.

Guilty Gear Petit Fighting Color Video Portable version of Sammy’s popular 2D fighter.
Front Mission Tactical RPG Color Video playable quite a lot as the commands are in English
Guilty Gear Petit 2 Fighting Color Video
GunPey Puzzle B&W Video Named for WonderSwan creator Gunpei Yokoi. He also invented Game & Watch, the d-pad, Game Boy, and Virtual Boy.
GunPey Ex Puzzle Color Video Updated version of the original.
Judgement Silversword – Rebirth Edition Vertical Shooter Color Video
Kaze no Klonoa: Moonlight Museum Platform / Adventure B&W Video
Kidou Senshi Gundam Seed Fighting Color Video
KinnikuMan Second Generations Dream Tag Match Wrestling Color Video
Kurupara! Puzzle Color Video
Lode Runner Action / Puzzle B&W Video
Magical Drop Puzzle B&W Video
Makaimura Action / Platform B&W Video This is Ghosts N’ Goblins.
Mingle Magnet Puzzle B&W Video
Moero!! Pro Yakyuu Rookies Baseball B&W Video
Mr. Driller Puzzle Color Video This game has been widely released in the U.S. and Europe on many platforms.
Nice On Golf B&W Video
One Piece Grand Battle: Swan Colosseum Fighting Color Video
Ou-chan no Oekaki Logic Picross B&W Video
Pocket Fighter Fighting B&W Video
Puyo Puyo Tsu Puzzle B&W Video
Puzzle Bobble Puzzle B&W Video
Raku Jongg Puzzle Color Video trial and error in menus and in some in-game choices
Rainbow Islands: Putty’s Party Platform B&W Video
Rhyme Rider Kerorikan Music Color Video
Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousen Sha Action / Platform B&W Video This game is in the Mega Man series.
Rockman EXE WS Action / Platform Color Video This is a title in the Mega Man Battle Network series. This game is a platformer like Mega Man Network Transmission, rather than an RPG.
RUN=DIM: Return to Earth Sidescrolling Shooter Color Video
SD Gundam: Operation U.C. Sidescrolling Shooter Color Video
Sennou Millennium Puzzle B&W Video
Shanghai Pocket Puzzle B&W Video
Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Toukon Retsuden Wrestling B&W Video
Side Pocket Billiards B&W Video
Soccer Yarou! Challenge the World Soccer B&W Video
Space Invaders Shooter B&W Video
Tare Pan no Gunpey Puzzle B&W Video (menu trial and error)
Tekken Card Challenge Card / Fighting B&W Video This game required a good understanding on the overall game to be playable.
Tetris Puzzle Color Video
Turntablist: DJ Battle Music B&W Video
Uchuu Senkan Yamato Sidescrolling Shooter Color Video This actually just a sub-game that can be selected from the main screen, third option down.
Ultraman: Hikari no Kuni no Shisha Fighting Color Video
Umizuri Ni Ikou! Fishing B&W Video
Wasabi Produce: Street Dancer Music B&W Video
Wizardry RPG Color Video There is an option in the settings to set the language in English.
Wonder Classic Golf Color Video
Wonder Stadium ’99 Baseball B&W Video
XI [Sai] Little Puzzle Color Video Also known as “Devil Dice.” It was one of the few Yaroze homebrews to see a commercial release on PlayStation. It was later ported to WonderSwan.

Ref :

  • https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroGamingNetwork/wiki/wonderswan
  • http://atariage.com/forums/topic/192439-my-list-of-playablefor-non-japanese-speakerswonderswan-games/
  • http://racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7184

 

 

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