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Thread started 09/27/10 11:20pm

bboy87

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Vintage video game systems: the US and Japanese differences

I've been getting into playing all the older systems I played when I was younger like the NES, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis I've noticed awhile ago that Japanese versions

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the Nintendo Entertainment System (USA) and Famicom (Family Computer) (Japan) (1983-1985)

USA

[img:$uid]http://i54.tinypic.com/1218qww.jpg[/img:$uid]

cartridge

[img:$uid]http://i53.tinypic.com/23wmfm.jpg[/img:$uid]

Japan

[img:$uid]http://i56.tinypic.com/2itlesi.jpg[/img:$uid]

with the addon floppy disk drive

[img:$uid]http://i56.tinypic.com/apbua.jpg[/img:$uid]

cartridge

[img:$uid]http://i51.tinypic.com/2rc6bgh.jpg[/img:$uid]

Super Nintendo/Super Famicom (1991-1992)

[img:$uid]http://i52.tinypic.com/258cegx.jpg[/img:$uid]

US cartridge

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Japan cartridge

[img:$uid]http://i56.tinypic.com/33z8hhw.jpg[/img:$uid]

thought vintage game fans would interested smile

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Reply #1 posted 09/27/10 11:48pm

FauxReal

I like how you pick the best cartridge ever made for the SNES example.

Can't see the Japanese version of it though.

[Edited 9/27/10 23:48pm]

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Reply #2 posted 09/28/10 12:05am

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FauxReal said:

I like how you pick the best cartridge ever made for the SNES example.

Can't see the Japanese version of it though.

[Edited 9/27/10 23:48pm]

fixed it smile

I've been wanting to play Chrono Trigger on the SNES for some time now but it's pretty expensive. I might just get the DS port of it instead because I found out you can't save neutral

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Reply #3 posted 09/28/10 12:12am

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bboy87 said:

FauxReal said:

I like how you pick the best cartridge ever made for the SNES example.

Can't see the Japanese version of it though.

[Edited 9/27/10 23:48pm]

fixed it smile

I've been wanting to play Chrono Trigger on the SNES for some time now but it's pretty expensive. I might just get the DS port of it instead because I found out you can't save neutral

They really need to bring it to the Wii Virtual Console or whatever and XBOX Live. And whatever the PS3 counterpart is.

I mean damn, the Wii has like 3 Final Fantasy's available and the PS3 has a couple itself. Why not Chrono Trigger?

I'll never get the decision to leave it without a true sequel (Chrono Cross was okay I guess) but make that bullshit FFX-2

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Reply #4 posted 09/28/10 1:10am

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FauxReal said:

bboy87 said:

fixed it smile

I've been wanting to play Chrono Trigger on the SNES for some time now but it's pretty expensive. I might just get the DS port of it instead because I found out you can't save neutral

They really need to bring it to the Wii Virtual Console or whatever and XBOX Live. And whatever the PS3 counterpart is.

I mean damn, the Wii has like 3 Final Fantasy's available and the PS3 has a couple itself. Why not Chrono Trigger?

I'll never get the decision to leave it without a true sequel (Chrono Cross was okay I guess) but make that bullshit FFX-2

I read somwhere that the creator of Chrono Trigger was interested in making a true sequel to it but it depended on fan demand

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Reply #5 posted 09/28/10 1:12am

FauxReal

bboy87 said:

FauxReal said:

They really need to bring it to the Wii Virtual Console or whatever and XBOX Live. And whatever the PS3 counterpart is.

I mean damn, the Wii has like 3 Final Fantasy's available and the PS3 has a couple itself. Why not Chrono Trigger?

I'll never get the decision to leave it without a true sequel (Chrono Cross was okay I guess) but make that bullshit FFX-2

I read somwhere that the creator of Chrono Trigger was interested in making a true sequel to it but it depended on fan demand

I'm pretty sure there's a ton of demand. If they were to sneak in a trailer for a hypothetical sequel at E3, I guarantee 25% of the crowd would faint. 40% would cry. 25% would be like "What's a Chrono Trigger?"

Edited to allow for the 10% like me that would be excited but not react in such a weak manner.

[Edited 9/28/10 1:13am]

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Reply #6 posted 09/28/10 1:17am

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FauxReal said:

bboy87 said:

I read somwhere that the creator of Chrono Trigger was interested in making a true sequel to it but it depended on fan demand

I'm pretty sure there's a ton of demand. If they were to sneak in a trailer for a hypothetical sequel at E3, I guarantee 25% of the crowd would faint. 40% would cry. 25% would be like "What's a Chrono Trigger?"

Edited to allow for the 10% like me that would be excited but not react in such a weak manner.

[Edited 9/28/10 1:13am]

I remember reading that was a similar response to a Zelda game for the Gamecube lol

I've seen that Chrono Trigger DS did really well, as does most of the SquareEnix games. I probably will go with DS version then play the SNES version after

I've been thinking about getting the Japanese Super Famicom version of it BUT I don't know Japanese. It's pretty easy to play Super Famicom games on US SNES systems and the Japanese version is alot cheaper

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Reply #7 posted 09/28/10 1:22am

FauxReal

bboy87 said:

FauxReal said:

I'm pretty sure there's a ton of demand. If they were to sneak in a trailer for a hypothetical sequel at E3, I guarantee 25% of the crowd would faint. 40% would cry. 25% would be like "What's a Chrono Trigger?"

Edited to allow for the 10% like me that would be excited but not react in such a weak manner.

[Edited 9/28/10 1:13am]

I remember reading that was a similar response to a Zelda game for the Gamecube lol

Seriously?

Man I thought I was exaggerating a little and not giving video game addicts enough credit.

Too bad the Chrono Trigger Resurrection project got killed. That there should be a clue as to how much demand there is. Probably not that often that games from the 90's get fan-made sequels (or attempts at it at least).

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Reply #8 posted 09/28/10 1:31am

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FauxReal said:

bboy87 said:

I remember reading that was a similar response to a Zelda game for the Gamecube lol

Seriously?

Man I thought I was exaggerating a little and not giving video game addicts enough credit.

Too bad the Chrono Trigger Resurrection project got killed. That there should be a clue as to how much demand there is. Probably not that often that games from the 90's get fan-made sequels (or attempts at it at least).

I read it in either Gamepro or Play. The writer said "It was like a scene from a Michael Jackson concert. People fainting, jumping up and down, looks of awe..."

lol

What? Chrono Trigger Resurrection?! tell me more eek

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Reply #9 posted 09/28/10 1:41am

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Sega Genesis

[img:$uid]http://www.gamersace.com/images/SegaGenesis1.jpg[/img:$uid]

Sega Megadrive

[img:$uid]http://www.homemademech.com/Uploads/Article/1361.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #10 posted 09/28/10 1:57am

Lisa10

I still have all the old consoles in the loft. I'll get them down to play on them again one day..... and watch my kids go hmm

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Reply #11 posted 09/28/10 3:31am

LadyLuvSexxy

lol My SNES was one of those that turned yellow-ish after a point. I miss my baby and wish I hadn't turned her in for an N64. I never got to experience Chrono Trigger until much much later as an adult. Which is kinda sad, but at the time it came out, I was playing Yoshi's Island all night long and fooling with Street Fighter 2.

I really like the Famicon with the cool panels for the controllers. Wish I had one. Damn man, making me want to play some old school games again! Lucky for me, I have a PSP Slim with a lot of SNES titles on it. Ahh memories of game franchises when it was all about the content and the quality.... wink

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Reply #12 posted 09/28/10 3:39am

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LadyLuvSexxy said:

lol My SNES was one of those that turned yellow-ish after a point. I miss my baby and wish I hadn't turned her in for an N64. I never got to experience Chrono Trigger until much much later as an adult. Which is kinda sad, but at the time it came out, I was playing Yoshi's Island all night long and fooling with Street Fighter 2.

I really like the Famicon with the cool panels for the controllers. Wish I had one. Damn man, making me want to play some old school games again! Lucky for me, I have a PSP Slim with a lot of SNES titles on it. Ahh memories of game franchises when it was all about the content and the quality.... wink

I'm thinking about getting a Famicom just because I like the design (top loader instead of that side loader that NES had neutral ) plus the cartridges looked way better than the NES ones

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Reply #13 posted 09/28/10 6:26am

NMuzakNSoul

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Sega Genesis

[img:$uid]http://www.gamersace.com/images/SegaGenesis1.jpg[/img:$uid]

Sega Megadrive

[img:$uid]http://www.homemademech.com/Uploads/Article/1361.jpg[/img:$uid]

In Europe, we also had the Megadrive. We bought one in 1991 with Sonic The Hedgehog on there.

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Reply #14 posted 09/28/10 1:23pm

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NMuzakNSoul said:

bboy87 said:

Sega Genesis

[img:$uid]http://www.gamersace.com/images/SegaGenesis1.jpg[/img:$uid]

Sega Megadrive

[img:$uid]http://www.homemademech.com/Uploads/Article/1361.jpg[/img:$uid]

In Europe, we also had the Megadrive. We bought one in 1991 with Sonic The Hedgehog on there.

Yeah, Europeans got the best deal. You guys got the Super Famicom console but the Super Nintendo name too

the bad deal was that it's EXTREMELY easy to play Super Famicom games on the Super Nintendo and vice versa, the European SNES couldn't because it was PAL format neutral

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Reply #15 posted 09/28/10 1:25pm

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How you can play Super Famicom games on the Super Nintendo cool

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Reply #16 posted 09/28/10 5:53pm

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bboy87 said:

Sega Genesis

[img:$uid]http://www.gamersace.com/images/SegaGenesis1.jpg[/img:$uid]

Sega Megadrive

[img:$uid]http://www.homemademech.com/Uploads/Article/1361.jpg[/img:$uid]

How funny, I found one of these in a closet yesterday and I can't decide to throw it out or keep it. lol

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Reply #17 posted 09/28/10 6:01pm

FauxReal

I'll buy it.

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Reply #18 posted 09/28/10 6:20pm

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FauxReal said:

I'll buy it.

For how much? 10 bucks? lol

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Reply #19 posted 09/28/10 6:49pm

FauxReal

JustErin said:



FauxReal said:


I'll buy it.




For how much? 10 bucks? lol



Shit that's all? Yeah!
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Reply #20 posted 09/28/10 6:54pm

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FauxReal said:

JustErin said:

For how much? 10 bucks? lol

Shit that's all? Yeah!

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I have one in the closet too but I can't find the wires or it. sigh

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Reply #21 posted 09/28/10 7:08pm

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FauxReal said:

JustErin said:

For how much? 10 bucks? lol

Shit that's all? Yeah!

I want it too! pout

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Reply #22 posted 09/28/10 7:09pm

FauxReal

bboy87 said:

FauxReal said:

JustErin said: Shit that's all? Yeah!

I want it too! pout

Joint custody?

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Reply #23 posted 09/28/10 7:17pm

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The more I see the original Japanese versions of the systems, the more I think the US got the raw end of the deal lol

The original designs were alot better

for example, the NEC PC Engine aka the TurboGrafix 16

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Reply #24 posted 09/28/10 7:19pm

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JustErin said:

FauxReal said:

I'll buy it.

For how much? 10 bucks? lol

So ummm...what games do you have for it?

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Reply #25 posted 09/28/10 7:23pm

Cinnie

I always get Sega's systems mixed up. Most of my friends/fam had NES or SNES.

I ain't know Chrono Trigger was that piff tho!

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Reply #26 posted 09/28/10 7:23pm

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A cool site I just found smile

http://www.japangamestock.com/

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Reply #27 posted 09/28/10 7:28pm

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FauxReal said:

JustErin said:

For how much? 10 bucks? lol

So ummm...what games do you have for it?

I'll dig through the box tomorrow.

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Reply #28 posted 09/28/10 7:36pm

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Anybody else ever have a Sega Mega-CD? I had the earliest version that the Megadrive slotted on top of, like this:

I also had an Amstrad GX4000. lol

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Cinnie said:

I always get Sega's systems mixed up. Most of my friends/fam had NES or SNES.

I ain't know Chrono Trigger was that piff tho!

Sega had a lot of systems. The Genesis/Mega Drive alone had about 4 models or 5 models lol

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