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    I was looking at DP's rarity listing for the above title and noticed that there was a statement on there saying that the US version can only be found with the blue label. I am from Canada so this may be the reason, my copy has a red label?? I alway's assumed that most if not all North American releases were the same. Can anyone shed any light on this. Thanx
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    Your copy is almost certainly a "European" version. I assume your box nd manual are multilingual.

    US releases are English only.

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    I have a red-labelled copy of the game, and it is the European version. Easiest way to tell is just flip the box over. My copy has the description written in about 6 different languages. My guess is that yours is the same way.

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    I do not know...it's hard to say. I got a "US" release Psycho Fox from a person in Canada and the box and manual were not US style so after that I never bought a SMS game from anyone based in canada again because I got damn tired of getting multilingual boxes and incorrect US NTSC games.

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    My best friend still has her SMS games from back in the day.

    My guess is: since the SMS games are zone-less and that here in Canada we have laws requiring packages to be in English and French, Irwin Toys (the distributor of the SMS in Canada) must have decided to sell the European version of SMS titles here...

    I'll have to check something tonight (unless someone knows the answer): are the Canadian carts the US releases or the European releases? Is there a way to tell?

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    Default Re: SMS Slap Shot label variations

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayo
    I was looking at DP's rarity listing for the above title and noticed that there was a statement on there saying that the US version can only be found with the blue label. I am from Canada so this may be the reason, my copy has a red label?? I alway's assumed that most if not all North American releases were the same. Can anyone shed any light on this. Thanx
    I'm in Canada and the Slap Shot I bought is blue and English only. Canadian releases were a mix of English-only US packages and multi-language ones.

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    I always thought that just the Majesco (or was it Tectoy?) had the blue labels. If I am wrong, what makes a game end up with a blue label?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbudrick
    I always thought that just the Majesco (or was it Tectoy?) had the blue labels. If I am wrong, what makes a game end up with a blue label?

    -Rob
    Some European releases have Blue labels...but as for the Brazilian Tec Toy...always blue

    I haven't really come to conclusion on why...but some carts have white labels
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Earlier Tec-Toy games had red labels as well, but pretty much every later release had a blue label.

    Of course, US Blue labels are unique among all other blue labeled SMS games. No other country had the Sega grid-lines on their blue labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghouls 'N Ghosts
    I haven't really come to conclusion on why...but some carts have white labels
    They're all 3rd-party games - the Parker Bros. games were like that in the US, and several European publishers jazzed up their carts in the same manner. Codemasters went as far as having different-shaped carts and full-label designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anagrama
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghouls 'N Ghosts
    I haven't really come to conclusion on why...but some carts have white labels
    They're all 3rd-party games - the Parker Bros. games were like that in the US, and several European publishers jazzed up their carts in the same manner. Codemasters went as far as having different-shaped carts and full-label designs.

    Just like U.S. Gold did to most
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoon Lad
    Your copy is almost certainly a "European" version. I assume your box nd manual are multilingual.

    US releases are English only.

    You are correct I looked at more closely tonight and it is multi language format, we need the French language on the packaging up here in Canada so I am assuming they just sold the European version here to cut costs. I read the other posts and some people do not seem to prefer the European version. I think it is a looking version.

    Is it just me or does anyone else think the SMS books were almost made out out of toilet paper, they are the most fragile manuals I have ever seen.
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    Yeah, the Sega blue labels are strange. I actually had a copy of Ghostbusters that was a blue label. Guess it was re-released at the end of the SMS's life.

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    Soeaking of the SMS, has anyone ever noticed that the wrong game description is posted in the back of the box for Cloud Master (at least on the Canadian/European box)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Jaye
    Soeaking of the SMS, has anyone ever noticed that the wrong game description is posted in the back of the box for Cloud Master (at least on the Canadian/European box)?
    Some Euro copies (1st print-run?) of Cloud Master & Wanted have the descriptions swapped.
    I think they're slightly more unusual than 'normal' copies with the correct description.

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    this has been covered before, but how about listing the blue label games?
    (copied from another thread)


    Quote Originally Posted by 8-Bit Master
    These games have both red and blue labels. The label color changed when Sega took over distribution from Tonka.

    > - California Games
    > - Double Dragon
    > - Enduro Racer
    > - Fantasy Zone
    > - Ghostbusters
    > - Outrun
    > - Reggie Jackson Baseball

    Both Slap Shot and Alex Kidd in Shinobi World have only blue labels. I've also heard of blue label versions of Altered Beast and Penguin Land but I can't confirm this.
    the only typo/variation i know of is i have a shinobi that lists 19 levels and one that lists 15...dont know which is accurate.

    any other variations or typos anyone knows about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbertandernie
    the only typo/variation i know of is i have a shinobi that lists 19 levels and one that lists 15...dont know which is accurate.

    any other variations or typos anyone knows about?
    There's the US Monopoly/Mono Poly label variation, and the Super Wonderboy Super Monster Land one.

    The very rare Hong Kong release Mah-Jong has some copies labelled Mak-Jong

    There's quite a few European games with alternate covers aswell:

    - Classics/Kixx reissues
    - Indiana Jones, Outrun Europa & Super Kick Off all have two slightly different covers
    - There's 2 different Laser Ghost covers
    - Jungle Book & The Lion King each have 5 different covers (multi-language/English/French/German/Spanish)
    - World Cup USA '94 has 3 or 4 different language covers aswell
    - several early games (a few cards, AKiMW, Fantasy Zone...) have alternate German-only covers

    edit: there's 3 different covers for Ayrton Senna's Monaco GP II aswell - 2 slightly different standard covers and the Classics reissue.

    Probably a few more I'm forgetting aswell.

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    Another Euro variation is for Speedball and Xenon 2.

    They were both originally released under Imageworks, then rereleased under Virgin - the games themselves have a different start up screen for the respective companies, otherwise the same. However, the cover art is totally different, which is kinda sexy.

    Also, there's a number of games released in Australia which have blue cart labels that incorporate an ad for a hint/tip helpline phone number. There were also a few games released in silver plastic boxes with the cart made from the same silvery plastic - the one example that springs to mind is Aladdin, but there were at least a couple others.

    Did someone mention the Irwin Electronics Hang On/Safari Hunt packaging variation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steempy
    There were also a few games released in silver plastic boxes with the cart made from the same silvery plastic - the one example that springs to mind is Aladdin, but there were at least a couple others.
    According to a recent thread at segamastersystem.com, the following Aussie games were released with silver boxes/carts:

    Sonic Spinball
    World Cup USA '94
    Aladdin
    Mortal Kombat II
    Wonderboy III
    Ecco


    Also, if we're getting down to real nit-picking detail, loads of European games were released both with & without the "Now there are no limits" text on the back (and a copyright symbol after the Sega logo. Woo!).

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