Whats Shenmue?

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Whats Shenmue?

Post by Prophet][ » Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:18 am

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 53435&rd=1

anyone seen this before? is it a demo or something?
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Post by MetaFox » Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:31 am

Yeah. It's a demo of Shenmue that was given out in Japan.

http://shenmue.planets.gamespy.com/whats_shenmue.shtml

"Around June 1999, a few months before the release of Shenmue in Japan, Sega gave out this demo for the game. The disc includes a mini-game in which Ryo is searching for SEGA executive Yukawa-san. There is a QTE demo in the game as well, involving two thugs who run into Ryo. You can only play in Dobuita, as various people stand blocking your way (there is a picture of one below) to other areas. The demo also features high-quality renders of characters explaining various points of the game, which can also be found in the Shenmue Passport."

Most of the humour is lost due to the demo being in Japanese though.
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Post by Prophet][ » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:59 am

oh its that demo.
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Post by Pyrosurfer » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:18 pm

*edit by MetaFox: you know better*
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Post by Prophet][ » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:07 am

no, I'm fine. But I would love to get my hands on the saturn version
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Post by The Kron » Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:19 am

Not sealed but a much more realistic price (says reserve is ?10 in description)

http://www.videogameauctions.co.uk/auct ... ?id=107491
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Post by dj898 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:52 pm

the more sought after version is the separate copy given out by Famitsu - I believe its front cover is in brown tone rather then blue of regular release...

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Post by Specially Cork » Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:27 pm

a lot of them are bootlegs. I think more copies have been sold on ebay than were ever available... :lol:
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