edit : dammit toasted by Celine, good job ;)Ah so Japan gets both, Eu gets only grey.
And Australia gets the shaft.
And you were wrong then too.
Modified retail Japanese machines is NOT an official release.
Please show me a European packaging if it was officially released there? I can show you a Mattel NES:
Huh, fair enough never seen that before. Getting somewhat closer to something resembling real regional release.
That’s so funny. They had the nerve to call it the “Sodipad”.Huh, fair enough never seen that before. Getting somewhat closer to something resembling real regional release.
Still not the same as an actual official sub-distribution like the NES (Nintendo literally produced NES units printed with the Mattel branding) and remains a grey import, they're still units produced for Japanese retail repurposed by hand, not actually produced for the region. But looks more professional. I presume there is the original Japanese packaging inside, and all games were Japanese too?
Edit: Yep, from the same website looks like that's just an external box added locally for the fully grey imported machines. Looks like it even has the full original Japanese packaging inside too under the poly, so it's more like just an 'import kit' outer box. So yeah, that ain't it.
Weirdly, looking into it that item does appear to be actually branded, so maybe they did get something actually produced for the region...
They were rebranded for Europe due to the prevalent B A labeling on the Nes/MS/MD systems at the time. The french manuals refer to B as beeing II and A as beeing I for both the system and the games
Makes little sense when in-game references will be to I, II and Run buttons. Almost every game says 'Push Run button' right on the title screen. And heck the other controller right there in that bundle has the original button labels so those local manuals would be wrong for that one haha.They were rebranded for Europe due to the prevalent B A labeling on the Nes/MS/MD systems at the time. The french manuals refer to B as beeing II and A as beeing I for both the system and the games
I don’t remember ever seeing chinese knockoffs of the core/pce pads back in 1989/1990.
Greatness await thou.
Greatness await thou.
There are some great ones in the game selection.
Just considering the US titles I think the following are notable games for that era (and some among the best of their kind):
Alien Crush (too bad Devil Crash is nowhere to be seen), Bomberman ’93, Bonk’s Revenge, Cadash, Dungeon Explorer, Lords Of Thunder, Military Madness, Neutopia, Neutopia II, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Parasol Stars, R-Type, Soldier Blade, Ys Book I & II.
And then there are the JP exclusives like Castlevania Rondo of blood.
Nope never, pretty excited to get to play these