Internationally speaking, the content of CTGame Entertainment’s local Korean game might not be appealing since DS Go Stop is essentially a Nintendo DS version of a card game known in Japan as Hanafuda. If you are unfamiliar with Hanafuda, or Go Stop as it’s called in Korea, you have to match combinations of blooming flower cards. There is obviously a lot more to “winning” the game if you’re playing for money and this site explains the rules in great detail.
CTGame Entertainment’s portable version has a few twists like a single player mode where you fill your wallet with virtual won. As you progress through the game you meet new opponents who show expressions on the top screen. You drag your cards into position on the bottom screen. DS Go Stop does support wireless play so you can challenge friends without breaking out physical cards.
Actually, CTGame Entertainment made a wise choice with Go Stop. From a business point of view, translating a card game over to the Nintendo DS can’t be that expensive. Translating a popular past time to a popular console should result in sales. The money earned from DS Go Stop can be used for other projects like localizing Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword and hopefully making more original DS games.
Images courtesy of CTGame Entertainment.