Yep you will need a US cartridge as SNES part of the game is region locked.
NA and JP play really nice together in the SNES lineup.
You can use an NA SNES, and snap of a couple little tabs inside the cartridge slot, then play any Japanese title.
That’s nice to hear. I ordered
Metroid Prime Super Metroid Jp as advised in the Discord, and the same seller had F-Zero so I got that one too.
Cart only is a little upsetting but considering the durability of cardboard boxes, it would be madness to do CIB only for the SNES. I try to get the boxes when they are not significantly more expensive.
I only do CIB and it’s madness. I’m assuming you mean super metroid? The JP version has an English option so that’s a great buy (and one of the reasons it’s pricey)
If you’re grabbing a super gameboy make sure you get the Super Gameboy 2. It runs at the correct speed and has a link cable port! It’s also rapidly climbing in price…
Rockman (Megaman), R-Type Third Lightning, and Donkey Kong are much cheaper to get the SFC versions, too.
A youtuber called SNESDrunk has a series about good games to import from Japan for SNES. He focuses mainly on Japan exclusives though, not games like Super Metroid where there is very little to no Japanese.
Yeah, Super Metroid, I’m stupid
Actually I got a SGB2 a couple of years ago. It was super cheap and I was bulk-ordering other stuff so I didn’t get to pay any extra shipping. But I have no idea if it actually works haha
Just found that guy and have been watching all of those vids. I have a growing list thank to him…
Why are you stupid?
Before he edited his post he said “Metroid Prime”
Is Donkey Kong fully in English though?
Nope, it’s Japanese. It’s definitely playable though.
I’ve got a spare Super Famicom Jr, csync RGB modded with borti’s latest revision board and digital audio output modded (optical spdif port at the back). How much would it be worth? It’s in fantastic condition, with scart and power cables.
I’m in the UK. Looking to possibly raise funds to buy a neoSD…
What does the borti board do?
It’s the RGB board…borti designed it.
SNES games this week - Sports
I found a couple lots of games on eBay (mostly sports games and other cheap games) I thought were a good deal. A few of the games I got were doubles (not pictured) but overall not including the doubles the games came out to $2.89 a piece shipped. I thought that was a good deal and jumped on it. I like old sports games and have fond memories of playing them. I used to play a lot of College Slam or NHL '95 (I scored 100 goals in a game once) and, of course, Tecmo Super Bowl. I like to play as the old players that aren’t around anymore, Barry Larkin in baseball games, Steve Young to Jerry Rice in football games, or Michael Jordan in a couple basketball games (the only one I know about that has him is Tecmo NBA Basketball for the NES. On a semi side note, my friends and I all had this theory that Michael Jordan wasn’t in any basketball games we played because he was too good and it wouldn’t be fair to play as him). So when it comes to buying these kinds of games for a complete set it doesn’t bother me at all, because I do find enjoyment out of them.
The games that I didn’t get part of the lots are the ones in front.
I am a fan of the Pang! series of games. They are an arcade type game that I really enjoy along with Arkanoid. Super Buster Bros. is the American name for the Pang! series. I have the game on SNES, Playstation, and PS4 now.
Phantom 2040 is a game I remember looking at game magazines forever. This is one of those games I wanted when I was younger, but never got. I’m looking forward to giving this one a go to see how good my tastes were back in the 90’s.
Sparkster is an awesome platformer and the sequel to Rocket Knight Adventure (another awesome platformer). In the first level their is this really cool graphical effect where you walk by some water and you get a mirror image of Sparkster. I’m looking forward to playing this game some more.
FYI, Jordan is in NBA Live '96 as a create-a-player (his stats fill in automatically after you put his name in). There a quite a few you can add: Bird, Magic, Barkley, Dr J, etc.
Apparently he was in the first version of NBA Jam, before he got cut as the publisher couldn’t secure the rights. There is a story from last year with the dev admitting to it and saying he would try to dump the arcade ROMs. But no news since then it seems.
Speaking of sports games, which of the Ken Griffey games is best? I almost bought a handful of them myself this past weekend. Are Tecmo’s other sports games worth a look on SNES/Genesis?
I always played Ken Griffey Jr’s Winning Run at a friends house when I was younger and I remember liking that one a lot. I haven’t put enough time into the first game to tell you which one is better.
I’ve played a lot of Tecmo super bowl and all 3 of them on the SNES are good. Id go with 1 or 3 because they are much cheaper than the 2nd one. I assume Tecmo NBA basketball is as good as its NES counterpart, which I really enjoyed playing. That was the last sim basketball game I like to play until the 2k series on dreamcast.
For Hockey games I like the NHL series on SNES. '95 was the one I always played. '94 on the genesis is the one most people remember fondly it seems.