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    Default What are the best PAL exclusives ever?

    I've heard a lot about good Japanese exclusives, but I've hardly heard anything about PAL exclusives. Are any PAL exclusives good?
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    Of course, especially for home computers. There are tons and tons of euro only Commodore 64, Amiga, Spectrum, Atari ST, Amstrad, etc games.

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    Power Strike II for the Master System, man! It's the bomb! (literally)

    Evil Twin for Dreamcast (made it to the PC, though)

    Headhunter for Dreamcast (it was released on the PS2 in the Staes, though)

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    For the Nes:
    - New Ghostbusters 2

    For the Genesis:
    -Alien Soldier
    -Micromachines 2 and Military (I don´t know if 96 was released on the USA)

    For the Dreamcast
    -Headhunter
    -Rez

    For the Snes
    -Micromachines 2 Turbo Tournament

    For the SMS
    -Mortal Kombat
    -Outrun 3D
    -Asterix
    -Sonic Chaos
    -Lemmings
    -Ninja Gaiden
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    Don't forget about Terranigma for the SNES! There were apparently plans for a US release but it never came through.

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    You forgot some more:

    PSone
    Capcom Generations (contains 1-4 UK version, 1-3 only in Germany)

    Saturn:
    Deep Fear
    Pardodius (i think also on PSone)

    Dreamcast:
    Fighting Vipers 2

    Okay they these games are also out in Japan, but they are the only Wetsern versions.


    Two more DC-games which were only released in Europe as far as I know.

    Toy Racer (Budget racer for charity, alone you were only able to play against humans when you are online, but I think the servers are closed now)
    Planet Ring (No use to buy as the game needed to be played online, but there is no server left)

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    Lufia for the Snes.

    (And Redcat !)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roi
    Lufia for the Snes.

    (And Redcat !)

    Ummmm.. Lufia had an american release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by testament89
    Quote Originally Posted by Roi
    Lufia for the Snes.

    (And Redcat !)

    Ummmm.. Lufia had an american release.
    Only Lufia 2 I thought?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roi
    Quote Originally Posted by testament89
    Quote Originally Posted by Roi
    Lufia for the Snes.

    (And Redcat !)

    Ummmm.. Lufia had an american release.
    Only Lufia 2 I thought?!
    Nope, the US got both of them. I sould know because I have them in my collection.

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    I forgot the 2 euro-exclusive 32X games:
    - Fifa Soccer '96
    - Darxide

    For Mega-CD/Sega-CD
    - The Smurfs
    - Syndicate
    - Theme Park

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    Although Fifa '96 is certainly a PAL exclusive - I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as one of the best. It's typical early-3d fare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roi
    Lufia for the Snes.

    (And Redcat !)
    Um both Lufias are in the US.

    And the series originated in Japan. The series is called "Estopolis Denki" there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilman
    Although Fifa '96 is certainly a PAL exclusive - I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as one of the best. It's typical early-3d fare.
    At least it's one of the better games on the 32x in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharp
    I forgot the 2 euro-exclusive 32X games:
    - Fifa Soccer '96
    - Darxide
    Dud! Can't believe I forgot these two! DarXide seems to be one of the best 32x game in my opinion (though I have never played it as it was meant to be played... just in black & white) and FIFA Soccer is better than the MegaDrive games with better graohics and a cool zooming view. It has some glitches, though, but nothing that kills the gameplay.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dart
    I've heard a lot about good Japanese exclusives, but I've hardly heard anything about PAL exclusives. Are any PAL exclusives good?
    I'm late in reading this message, but I am the EXPERT when it comes to EUROPEAN and JAPANESE exclusive non-released-in-the-US games for PlayStation 1. I have every European game that wasn't released in the US. What type of game do you like and I'll tell what the best is.

    I will take a stab at it. One of my favorite AMIGA and AMIGA CD32 games was James Pond II. I had to have it for Genesis, I went ape when it was released on SNES. Now I'm glad to say that the PlayStation 1 version will NOT disappoint. It claims to have the soundtrack from the CD32 version. I never did a compare, but I like it a lot. It's not going to be rated 10/10, but in my opinion, you can never go wrong with James Pond.

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    Hey, PS1Expert, please tell me something about "All Music Dance"
    visit my PlayStation 1 PAL website at www.defconsoft.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtariBuff
    Hey, PS1Expert, please tell me something about "All Music Dance"
    All Music Dance is made by Big Ben Interactive (www.bigbeninteractive.co.uk). Here's the trouble I have. I prefer to own the English version over any other version. I only collect non-English versions when there's no English version available. In this case, All Music Dance appears to be an Italian version of Dance: UK. I haven't verified that the songs are different, but there's a chance they are. Dance UK and All Music Dance are basically Dance Dance Revolution type games. Use a mat and follow the arrows. There's even a Dance UK Xtra Trax version available. I will contact Big Ben to see if an English verison of All Music Dance was released. I will also compare songs if I have time. If there are different songs I might end up getting it for the heck of it.

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    Shenmue II for the Dreamcast
    apparantely the most imported game ever (maybe just Sega or for Dreamcast otherwise i have no idea how they would get statistics)

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    I'm a big fan of "Evil Twin" for the Dreamcast. Great platformer with an edge.

    That's all I can think of now.

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    Here's a list of NES games that did not get released in the US. Found it on the net, so corrections are welcome:

    I have: 01, 04 and 30. Used to have 22, but gave this to a friend as a present, in mint condition. Didn't know that it was quite rare.

    01. Aladdin (Virgin Games)
    02. Astérix (Infogrames)
    03. Aussie Rules Footy (Nintendo)
    04. Banana Prince (Takara)
    05. Beauty and the Beast, The (Hudson Soft)
    06. Championship Rally (HAL Laboratory)
    07. Chevaliers du Zodiaque, Les (Bandai)
    08. Crackout (Palcom)
    09. Devil World (Nintendo)
    10. Dropzone (Mindscape)
    11. Elite (Imagineer)
    12. Formula 1 Sensation (Palcom)
    13. Hammerin' Harry (Irem)
    14. International Cricket (Nintendo)
    15. Kick Off (Imagineer)
    16. Konami Hyper Soccer (Konami)
    17. Legend of Prince Valiant, The (Ocean)
    18. Lion King, The (Virgin Games)
    19. Mario Bros. (Classic Series) (Nintendo)
    20. Mr. Gimmick (Sunsoft)
    21. New Ghostbusters II (HAL Laboratory)
    22. Noah's Ark (Konami)
    23. Over Horizon (Takara)
    24. Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands II (Ocean)
    25. Parodius (Palcom)
    26. Rackets & Rivals (Palcom)
    27. Road Fighter (Palcom)
    28. Rodland (Storm)
    29. Smurfs, The (Infogrames)
    30. Super Mario Bros. /Tetris /Nintendo World Cup (Nintendo)
    31. Super Turrican (Imagineer)
    32. Trolls in Crazyland, The (AGCI)
    33. Ufouria: The Saga (Sunsoft)

    I have: 01, 04 and 30. Used to have 22, but gave this to a friend as a present, in mint condition. Didn't know that it was quite rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarHel78
    Here's a list of NES games that did not get released in the US. Found it on the net, so corrections are welcome:

    I have: 01, 04 and 30. Used to have 22, but gave this to a friend as a present, in mint condition. Didn't know that it was quite rare.

    01. Aladdin (Virgin Games)
    02. Astérix (Infogrames)
    03. Aussie Rules Footy (Nintendo)
    04. Banana Prince (Takara)
    05. Beauty and the Beast, The (Hudson Soft)
    06. Championship Rally (HAL Laboratory)
    07. Chevaliers du Zodiaque, Les (Bandai)
    08. Crackout (Palcom)
    09. Devil World (Nintendo)
    10. Dropzone (Mindscape)
    11. Elite (Imagineer)
    12. Formula 1 Sensation (Palcom)
    13. Hammerin' Harry (Irem)
    14. International Cricket (Nintendo)
    15. Kick Off (Imagineer)
    16. Konami Hyper Soccer (Konami)
    17. Legend of Prince Valiant, The (Ocean)
    18. Lion King, The (Virgin Games)
    19. Mario Bros. (Classic Series) (Nintendo)
    20. Mr. Gimmick (Sunsoft)
    21. New Ghostbusters II (HAL Laboratory)
    22. Noah's Ark (Konami)
    23. Over Horizon (Takara)
    24. Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands II (Ocean)
    25. Parodius (Palcom)
    26. Rackets & Rivals (Palcom)
    27. Road Fighter (Palcom)
    28. Rodland (Storm)
    29. Smurfs, The (Infogrames)
    30. Super Mario Bros. /Tetris /Nintendo World Cup (Nintendo)
    31. Super Turrican (Imagineer)
    32. Trolls in Crazyland, The (AGCI)
    33. Ufouria: The Saga (Sunsoft)

    I have: 01, 04 and 30. Used to have 22, but gave this to a friend as a present, in mint condition. Didn't know that it was quite rare.
    That list... Where did you find it? I recall seeing it in some place...

    BTW, that list is missing Rainbow Islands. I´d count it as a different game, they were done by different companies (Us=Taito Europe=Ocean) IMO, the European version is a bit better.
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    The list can be found here:
    http://nesfountain.silius.net/palonly.shtml
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    Here a list from Atari 2600 VCS games:
    Aquatak (John Sands Electronics)
    Asterix (Atari)
    Bobby is going home (Bitcorp)
    Exocet Missile (John Sands Electronics)
    Fatal Run (Atari)
    Ikari Warriors (Atari)
    KLAX (Atari)
    Missile Control (Video Gems)
    Mission Survive (Video Gems)
    Motorodeo (Atari)
    Nuts (TechnoVision)
    Panda Chase (HomeVision)
    Peter Penguin (HomeVision)
    Pharaoh´s Curse (TechnoVision)
    Save our Ship (TechnoVision)
    Seahawk (John Sands Electronics)
    Steeplechase (Video Gems)
    Surfer´s Paradise (Video Gems)
    Treasure Below (Video Gems)
    Wing War (Imagic)

    Can be, that from some games NTSC version exist, but most they are much Rarer or have a different name, which I don't know in the moment. And there are maybe some more from other companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarHel78 View Post
    Here's a list of NES games that did not get released in the US. Found it on the net, so corrections are welcome:

    I have: 01, 04 and 30. Used to have 22, but gave this to a friend as a present, in mint condition. Didn't know that it was quite rare.

    01. Aladdin (Virgin Games)
    02. Astérix (Infogrames)
    03. Aussie Rules Footy (Nintendo)
    04. Banana Prince (Takara)
    05. Beauty and the Beast, The (Hudson Soft)
    06. Championship Rally (HAL Laboratory)
    07. Chevaliers du Zodiaque, Les (Bandai)
    08. Crackout (Palcom)
    09. Devil World (Nintendo)
    10. Dropzone (Mindscape)
    11. Elite (Imagineer)
    12. Formula 1 Sensation (Palcom)
    13. Hammerin' Harry (Irem)
    14. International Cricket (Nintendo)
    15. Kick Off (Imagineer)
    16. Konami Hyper Soccer (Konami)
    17. Legend of Prince Valiant, The (Ocean)
    18. Lion King, The (Virgin Games)
    19. Mario Bros. (Classic Series) (Nintendo)
    20. Mr. Gimmick (Sunsoft)
    21. New Ghostbusters II (HAL Laboratory)
    22. Noah's Ark (Konami)
    23. Over Horizon (Takara)
    24. Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands II (Ocean)
    25. Parodius (Palcom)
    26. Rackets & Rivals (Palcom)
    27. Road Fighter (Palcom)
    28. Rodland (Storm)
    29. Smurfs, The (Infogrames)
    30. Super Mario Bros. /Tetris /Nintendo World Cup (Nintendo)
    31. Super Turrican (Imagineer)
    32. Trolls in Crazyland, The (AGCI)
    33. Ufouria: The Saga (Sunsoft)

    I have: 01, 04 and 30. Used to have 22, but gave this to a friend as a present, in mint condition. Didn't know that it was quite rare.
    I have a US version of Mario Bros. When the NES was in limited release not in Cleveland yet. I got it in Columbus or Cincinnatti in 1985.

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