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    how can you tell the difference between games from the U.S. and games from Europe?

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    US Games come in cardboard boxes, European games in English/multilingual Snapcases. And US carts have ESRB Ratings, European do not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorman0 View Post
    US Games come in cardboard boxes, European games in English/multilingual Snapcases. And US carts have ESRB Ratings, European do not.
    Man speaks the truth. As a result of being in those snapcases, European variants are somewhat higher in price. Plus, they got additional titles in English (Faselei, Evolution, Reversi) that the US did not, go figure lol.

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    Also, if you have loose carts, which is common with the NGPC, check out Neo-Geo.com, and go to their pricing index, then to NGPC

    http://www.neo-geo.com/

    1. The games are listed numerically by the NEOP# part number you will find on the packaging and cart. The specific part numbers for each regional release are as follows:
    for example: Fatal Fury 1st Contact
    NEOP00110 - Japanese
    NEOP0011 - UK
    NEOP00111 - US


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    The Euro releases also have a "rainbow" on the top left of the carts.

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    The first generation of Neo Pocket games came in the snaplock cases in the U.S. and Japan as well as Europe. It wasn't until Fall of 1999 that Japanese and North American releases started coming in cardboard boxes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweater Fish Deluxe View Post
    The first generation of Neo Pocket games came in the snaplock cases in the U.S. and Japan as well as Europe. It wasn't until Fall of 1999 that Japanese and North American releases started coming in cardboard boxes.


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    Although these "US Snaplocks" are exactly the same as some variations of the European ones, except for Bust-a-Move pocket which is an exception I chose not to mention (the only US exclusive snaplock). These english only games sans ESRB saw a very limited release through etoys.com, direct through SNK, and then a few leftovers at B&M stores. I believe the others were Metal Slug 1st Mission, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown 2, Puzzle Bobble Mini. I can't say for sure about any others.


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    All the Japanese Best-Collection re-releases came is Snapcases too:

    Fatal Fury 1st Contact
    Gals Fighters
    Bakumatsu Roman [Last Blade]
    Metal Slug 1st Mission
    Metal Slug 2nd Mission
    Samurai Spirits 2
    Cardfighter's Clash: SNK
    Cardfighter's Clash: Capcom
    SNK v Capcom: MotM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorman0 View Post
    Although these "US Snaplocks" are exactly the same as some variations of the European ones, except for Bust-a-Move pocket which is an exception I chose not to mention (the only US exclusive snaplock). These english only games sans ESRB saw a very limited release through etoys.com, direct through SNK, and then a few leftovers at B&M stores. I believe the others were Metal Slug 1st Mission, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown 2, Puzzle Bobble Mini. I can't say for sure about any others.
    No, these were actual U.S. releases with catalog numbers ending in 1 and ESRB ratings and everything. You're probably thinking of the B&W Neo Pocket games which came in clamshell cases and were released in the U.S. only through mail order and were the same as the versions released in Europe and Asia (except Japan).

    The full list of games released in clamshells in the U.S. is:

    Fatal Fury: 1st Contact
    Bust-A-Move Pocket
    Metal Slug: 1st Mission
    King Of Fighters: R-2
    Baseball Stars Color
    Pocket Tennis Color
    Samurai Shodown! 2

    And probably the Dyna casino games, though I've never seen U.S clamshell versions of them personally. They were released at the same time as the above games and it's probably just because they sold so poorly that I've never seen U.S. clamshell versions.

    I don't know so much about which ones were released in clamshells in Japan. The Best Collection games CosmicMonkey mentioned were, but so were the launch games, I just don't know the exact list.

    All the above games as well as Neo Turf Masters, Crush Roller and Neo Geo Cup '98 Plus Color were released with special multi-language packaging for Europe as well as the English-only packaging released in Europe and Asia (except Japan).

    The exciting world of Neo Geo Pocket Color package variants!


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    This is the first I have heard of any clamshell game having an ESRB rating on it, other than Bust-a-Move Pocket. Are you 100% sure and can verify this personally, as having owned/seen them? I won't believe it until I see pictures. ESRB rating stickers applied to the English Euro ones don't count, but I doubt that would be those because you mentioned US part numbers.

    EDIT - Now that I think about it, I have heard about a couple in the past, but could never get any proof (pictures) of them.
    Last edited by Vectorman0; 03-21-2007 at 06:36 PM.


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    Well, I can't prove anything since I sold off my Neo Pocket collection (including U.S. clamshell versions of Bust-A-Move, Baseball Stars, and KoF:R-2) and I've never been into collecting pictures of box variants even though I've seen all the others on eBay at one time or another.

    Maybe check at the Neo-Geo.com pocket forum if that's still active, a few years ago when I was posting there, there were a few other members who had some of these U.S. clamshell releases. One guy had all of them, I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweater Fish Deluxe View Post
    Well, I can't prove anything since I sold off my Neo Pocket collection (including U.S. clamshell versions of Bust-A-Move, Baseball Stars, and KoF:R-2) and I've never been into collecting pictures of box variants even though I've seen all the others on eBay at one time or another.

    Maybe check at the Neo-Geo.com pocket forum if that's still active, a few years ago when I was posting there, there were a few other members who had some of these U.S. clamshell releases. One guy had all of them, I think.


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    I belive you, with you having personally owned them. Do you remember if the carts/manuals were US also?


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