Chinese Video Games

One thing I have always loved to do in my spare time was to play video games, and I have always wanted to incorporate that into my Chinese studies. Unfortunately, the vast majority of games (especially the ones I like) are generally only in Japanese. But! After a ton of searching I finally found two games that I like translated (kind of) into Chinese!

First is Harvest Moon (GBA):

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Though, they still retain some of the Japanese from the original Surprised smile

Second is Final Fantasy VI (aka Final Fantasy III):

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But, again, they still retail a lot of the Japanese.. in menus and in battles, but the dialogue is in Chinese..

If only I could find my old favorites like Chrono Trigger, EarthBound, or heck, even a Mario game! I’ll have to keep trying the stores, but generally they just sell the Japanese or American imported versions.

10 Comments

  1. I saw Chrono Trigger for PC (in an emulator) in Chinese. I think the website that linked to it was called ‘extreme mandarin’. With a bit of googling you should be able to find it.

    1. That’s a great tip, thanks! I did manage to find it. He also had some other interesting games linked there, a great resource, thank you!

  2. Duuude! Where did you find FFVI in Mandarin? I would love to play that (along w/ many other square games…) in Chinese. Time for some googling…

    1. Shoot me your email (zhongruige at gmail dot com) and I’ll send a zip file over of some of the games I got. Unfortunately they are so ridiculously hard to find. I almost thought I found Chrono Trigger once but was sorely disappointed!

      1. Sure! Same as above–shoot me an email and I’ll send it along too!

        I wish I had gotten the Chrono Trigger one! It was that article that prompted me to try and find it, but to no avail!

  3. I would love to get harvest moon in Chinese where did you manage to find that? It’s such a good way to get some extra practice in!

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