Title: I got the Japanese version of
Description: Super Street Fighter II
Videogamer555 - March 12, 2011 01:25 AM (GMT)
It is technically for the SFC not the SNES as SNES is what it's called only outside Japan and this version of SSF2 was sold in Japan. But somehow it made its way into the US and ended up in a used "retro" games store near the University of Washington, where I bought it. YAY! Here's a picture of me holding the cartridge.
Luckily I have a UFO Super Drive backup device (has a universal SFC/SNES cartridge slot on it) so I can play even Japanese region games on my North American region SNES.
MasterOfPuppets - March 12, 2011 01:30 AM (GMT)
Just so you know you can play SFC game on a US SNES without a copier, all you need to do is break off the tabs in the cart slot.
Videogamer555 - March 12, 2011 01:51 AM (GMT)
Well I had the copier to start with, and in fact now consider it to be one with my SNES. It adds cheat codes and stuff too. I have no reason to downgrade to an SNES only now.
And besides I prefer not to cause any intentional damage to a nice retro game console.
I'm surprised you didn't have more to say on my find at the game store. I mean I was lucky to find an American store that sold ANY Japanese-region games (like finding a Region-2 DVD at an American DVD store).
I thought you would (and was HOPING you would) say something like "WOW COOL! Where did you find that?"
coinilius - March 12, 2011 02:15 AM (GMT)
Well you did say where you found it - a used game store near the University of Washington - so there isn't much point in asking :P It is a pretty interesting find though :)
Videogamer555 - March 12, 2011 03:08 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (coinilius @ Mar 11 2011, 06:15 PM)|
| Well you did say where you found it - a used game store near the University of Washington - so there isn't much point in asking :P It is a pretty interesting find though :) |
Well more specifically it's called "Al's Music, Video & Games"
Another place I'll have to check out more that's also up there is called Pink Gorilla. Though their prices are a bit steep compared to "Al's" ($10 instead of $3 for a used NES game), from what I saw when I was there for a few minutes is that about 50% of their games are Japanese version, and tons of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts figurines and other game (and even some anime) memorabilia (just like what one might expect to see in a store in Japan) are there. And it's run by this Asian guy (I assume Japanese) so he may have a supplier of used games from overseas.
MasterOfPuppets - March 12, 2011 04:43 PM (GMT)
It is cool that you found it, no doubt about it, I wish there were more stores around me that sold import games, but there's only one downtown.
Videogamer555 - March 12, 2011 08:57 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (MasterOfPuppets @ Mar 12 2011, 08:43 AM)|
| It is cool that you found it, no doubt about it, I wish there were more stores around me that sold import games, but there's only one downtown. |
In what city do you live?
MasterOfPuppets - March 13, 2011 01:33 AM (GMT)