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#1 XZero

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:11 AM

Okay, I work for GameStop, and in one of the local stores, someone returned "Spanish for Everyone" claiming it was exceedingly stereotypical. I figured he was an idiot or something, but to satisfy my curiosity, I popped it into a used DS system. It is unquestionably one of the funniest games ever. I didn't play the game itself, but the intro proceeds as described below:

Basically, two kids are sitting on a sidewalk. One is playing his new DS (a white kid). The other (whose skin is darker, but not really indicative of any specific culture) asks to play it. The beginning mixes Spanish and English into the dialog, so a few Spanish words are found within. While the second kid is playing the DS, a limo pulls up and his dad tells him to get in. He does so, taking the DS with him (stealing it, in effect). The limo pulls away, and the DS's owner screams "No!" Then, just after the limo leaves the screen, it is followed by not one, but two police cars. Then a yellow car pulls up. A Spanish woman is inside, and tells the kid that she'll take him to retrieve his DS. The thief 'must be heading for Mexico,' so she'll "take him as far as Tijuana." It turns out that she is related to the kid (he's the nephew of her favorite brother-in-law if I recall correctly). Either way, they drive off, and thus the adventure begins.

This is the *best* video game intro ever. Its stereotypical nature is like something off of Chapelle's Show or South Park, but it's in a kid's video game.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:14 AM

i dont care what anyone says
that is awesome

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:17 AM

I want this game.

It helps that I'm taking Intro to Spanish 1 right now too. (Senior year of college, bleck, I should have attended to my core classes earlier.)

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:47 AM

...so, um, is the game good? I really want to learn Spanish. I've been excited about these language-teaching games for about two years now.
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 02:57 AM

I don't think you'll actually learn anything from it. It seems to be more of a Spanish word game type of thing. I believe it includes a version of Hangman, actually. If you want to learn something, check out (I think I'm right about this) "My Spanish Coach" for DS in November. Sorry if that's not right, but either way, nothing tops "Spanish for Everyone."

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 03:08 AM

I don't think you'll actually learn anything from it. It seems to be more of a Spanish word game type of thing. I believe it includes a version of Hangman, actually. If you want to learn something, check out (I think I'm right about this) "My Spanish Coach" for DS in November. Sorry if that's not right, but either way, nothing tops "Spanish for Everyone."


Yup, that's right. Googled it. Thanks for the tip.
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 09:42 PM

Youtube video or it didn't happen.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:06 AM

Sorry, Pezman, but I don't think enough people bought the game to understand its glory and post it on Youtube. I can't prove it myself, but I assure you with 100% certainty that the intro proceeds exactly as I posted, and it can be verified by purchasing or renting a copy of the game.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:49 AM

You got to play it. Film the damn DS if you have to.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:55 AM

@ first post

Wow. I think this could be the start of the most epic gaming franchises this generation, or even EVER.

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#11 XZero

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 11:22 AM

While I did get to play it, I don't have any means of putting a video of the game on my computer. I don't have a cable to transfer videos from my cell phone, and I don't have any video recorder to speak of otherwise. Sorry.

This brings up a point, though. I know there are more GameStop employees on this forum. Someone who works at GameStop or Game Crazy, please record the intro for us. After it plays, you can erase the data so that it appears that it was never used.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 12:08 PM



Enjoy.


EDIT: This reminds me of a spanish news report I once heard about how some latinos complained that one of the enemies in Toy Story 2 for the N64 is a Mexican bandito. Wonder if there'll be a similar report about this game.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 09:01 PM

Oh god... LOL.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:19 PM

SoloGamer, thank you so much. I knew this was hard to believe when I just wrote it out, so I appreciate you posting this so everyone can enjoy the intro.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:49 PM

Glad I could help.

Also, I uploaded a cleaner version, removing the bottom screen, title screen, and the emulator gui.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 08:03 PM

All I can say is....

Que porqueria de intro!!!!! es horrible!!! PUAJ!!!

now, go get a copy od Spanish for everyone and translate what I said....=D
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:15 PM

I work on the project and believe me, you must see the talking bull and the importer/exporter guy, they are awesome too.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:22 PM

I work on the project and believe me, you must see the talking bull and the importer/exporter guy, they are awesome too.


Wow, a real live game developer. Awesomeness. This game is fun (but I did take three years of spanish) and the talking bull and customs guy are amazing.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:22 PM

Any way, I was surprised to see not one, but four copies of this game at an EB yesterday. I expected it to be a lot more... rare, since Canada isn't known for having a large, or even existing, Spanish speaking population.
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:29 PM

Any way, I was surprised to see not one, but four copies of this game at an EB yesterday. I expected it to be a lot more... rare, since Canada isn't known for having a large, or even existing, Spanish speaking population.


I thought it was mostly French, but apparantly, alot of hispanics having been going to Canada in lieau of this whole "illegall immigration" crapola.




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