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Compiling a list of nostalgic Gachapon/Pokemon styled games.

pichuscutepichuscute IndianaRegistered User regular
edited June 2019 in Games and Technology
I’ve got a certain nostalgia for games in a particular style that I’ll try my best to describe. During the era of Pokemon’s launch (and a bit before and after), there were quite a few games that attempted to appeal to that same audience (kids, young adults; “shonen” crowd) with brands based on Gachapon (collectible/customize-able toys or creatures), TCG’s, or tamagotchi (creatures you raise). I’m looking to make a list of all the games I can find that play like these games made for that demographic, regardless of platform, quality, or language (a lot of these will likely be Japan exclusive). I’m particularly looking for any niche or obscure games I may not be aware of. Any platform is fair game, including more obscure stuff like Wonderswan, both before (starting at NES) or during that late 90s/early 00s era (stopping at GC/PS2/Xbox and NDS, excluding PSP).

Linked is my list so far (excluding any Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, & Digimon games I don't care about): https://pastebin.com/rTmH7yQX

What else am I missing?


Additions so far:
- Onegai Monsters (N64)
- Zool: Majuu Tsukai Densetsu (N64)
- Magi Nation (GB/GBC)
- Metal Walker (GB/GBC)

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    I've not played it much but Evertale is on the phone and is a Pokémon clone.

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    pichuscutepichuscute IndianaRegistered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    I've not played it much but Evertale is on the phone and is a Pokémon clone.

    This is a neat game, but unfortunately I'm looking specifically for console/handheld games from NES through to GC/PS2 and NDS. Stuff much later than that starts to take a different style generally, so isn't as much what I'm looking for.

    Also, I'm not exactly looking for just "Pokemon clones", but rather games of that era inspired by Gachapon or other collectibles from Japan, which Pokemon happened to be. Games where the goal of the game was to collect, if that makes sense.

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    Fav game series: Zelda, Mario Kart, WipEout, Final Fantasy, SMT, Custom Robo, Mirror's Edge.
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