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« on: June 10, 2019, 12:05:50 PM »


Big list - full of gems and shovelware alike, needs sorting through:

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3 Ninjas Kick Back
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
ACME Animation Factory
The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt
Addams Family Values
The Adventures of Batman & Robin
The Adventures of Dr. Franken
The Adventures of Mighty Max
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun
Aero the Acro-Bat
Aero the Acro-Bat 2
Air Cavalry
Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top
American Gladiators
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
Asterix & Obelix
Barbie: Super Model
Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition
Battle Cars
Battletoads & Double Dragon
Beavis and Butt-head
Bébé's Kids
Beethoven: The Ultimate Canine Caper
Beethoven's 2nd (released in Europe)
Big Sky Trooper
Biker Mice from Mars
Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball
Bill Walsh College Football
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
The Brainies
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Brett Hull Hockey
Brett Hull Hockey '95
Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus
Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions
Bubsy II
Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball
Cannon Fodder
Capcom's MVP Football
Captain America and The Avengers
Captain Novolin
Championship Soccer '94
Sensible Soccer: International Edition (released in Europe)
Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest
Chuck Rock
ClayFighter: Tournament Edition
ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay
College Football USA '97: The Road to New Orleans
College Slam
Cool World
Cutthroat Island
Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions
Daze Before Christmas
The Death and Return of Superman
Demolition Man
Dennis the Menace
Dennis (released in Europe)
Dino Dini's Soccer
Dirt Racer
Dirt Trax FX
Doom Troopers
Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Dream TV
The Duel: Test Drive II
Earthworm Jim 2
Eek! The Cat
Emmitt Smith Football
ESPN Baseball Tonight
ESPN National Hockey Night
ESPN Speed World
ESPN Sunday Night NFL
Exertainment Mountain Bike Rally / Speed Racer
F1 World Championship Edition
Faceball 2000
Family Dog
Family Feud
FIFA Soccer 96
FIFA 97: Gold Edition
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98
The Flintstones
Frantic Flea
Fun 'n Games
George Foreman's KO Boxing
The Great Waldo Search
Hanna Barbera's Turbo Toons
Hardball III
Head-On Soccer
Fever Pitch Soccer (released in Europe)
Hit the Ice
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!
The Humans
Hyper V-Ball
Idea no Hi
The Incredible Hulk
Inspector Gadget
The Itchy & Scratchy Game
Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I
Jack Nicklaus Golf
James Bond Jr.
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish
Jelly Boy
Jeopardy! Deluxe Edition
Jeopardy! Sports Edition
Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams
Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D
Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues
Kawasaki Caribbean Challenge
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge
Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run
Kevin Keegan's Player Manager
K.H. Rummenigge's Player Manager (released in Europe)
Kick Off 3: European Challenge
Killer Instinct
King Arthur & the Knights of Justice
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Ghost Trap (released in Europe)
Lamborghini American Challenge
Last Action Hero
Lethal Weapon
Looney Tunes B-Ball
Looney Tunes Basketball (released in Europe)
The Lost Vikings 2
Lucky Luke
Madden NFL '95
Madden NFL '96
Madden NFL 97
Madden NFL 98
Magic Boy
Manchester United Championship Soccer
Lothar Matthäus Super Soccer (released in Europe)
Mario is Missing!
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers
Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun
Mario's Time Machine
Marko's Magic Football
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Math Blaster: Episode 1
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge
Metal Morph
Metal Warriors
Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City
Mickey's Ultimate Challenge
Micro Machines
Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition
Miracle Piano
Mohawk & Headphone Jack
Mortal Kombat 3
Mountain Bike Rally
Cannondale Cup
Ms. Pac-Man
Natsume Championship Wrestling
NBA Hangtime
NBA Live 96
NBA Live 97
NBA Live 98
NCAA Final Four Basketball
NCAA Football
NFL Quarterback Club 96
NHL 95
NHL 96
NHL 97
NHL 98
NHL Stanley Cup
Super Hockey (released in Europe)
NHLPA Hockey '93
Nickelodeon Guts
No Escape
Olympic Summer Games
Operation Thunderbolt
Out to Lunch
P.T.O.: Pacific Theater of Operations
Packy and Marlon
The Pagemaster
Paperboy 2
PGA European Tour
PGA Tour 96
Phantom 2040
Pinball Fantasies
Pirates of Dark Water
Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday
Power Drive
Power Piggs of the Dark Age
Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers
Primal Rage
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame
Pro Quarterback
Putty Squad
Q*bert 3
Race Drivin'
Radical Rex
Rap Jam: Volume One
Relief Pitcher
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$!
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Fire Dogs
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Time Warp
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!
Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon
Road Riot 4WD
RoboCop 3
RoboCop Versus The Terminator
Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day
Run Saber
Scooby-Doo Mystery
SeaQuest DSV
Secret of Evermore
Sensible Soccer
International Sensible Soccer - World Champions: Limited Edition (released in Europe)
Shaq Fu
Sink or Swim
Sküljagger: Revolt of the Westicans
The Smurfs
The Smurfs Travel The World
Snow White: Happily Ever After
Soldiers of Fortune
The Chaos Engine (released in Europe)
Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures
Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge
The Sporting News: Power Baseball
Sports Illustrated: Championship Football & Baseball
All-American Championship Football (released in Europe)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Crossroads of Time
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Starship Bridge Simulator
StarFox 2
Steel Talons
Sterling Sharpe: End 2 End
Street Hockey '95
Sunset Riders
Super Alfred Chicken
The Super Aquatic Games Starring the Aquabats
James Pond's Crazy Sports (released in Europe)
Super Battleship
Super Conflict
Super Dany
Super Dropzone
Archer MacLean's Super Dropzone (released in Europe)
Super International Cricket
Super Morph
Super Play Action Football
Super R.B.I. Baseball
Super Turrican 2
Super Widget
The Terminator
Tetris & Dr. Mario †
Tetris Attack! (released in JP originally as Panel de Pon)
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
The Tick
Time Slip
Time Trax
Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games
Tin Star
Tintin in Tibet
Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game
Total Carnage
Troy Aikman NFL Football
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Uniracers / Unirally
The Untouchables
Urban Strike
Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety
War 2410
War 3010: The Revolution
Wario's Woods
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars
Wayne's World
WCW SuperBrawl Wrestling
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Wheel of Fortune: Featuring Vanna White
Wheel of Fortune Deluxe!
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?
Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions
Winter Gold
Winter Olympic Games: Lillehammer '94
The Wizard of Oz
World Masters Golf
Young Merlin
Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Zombies (released in Europe)

Unreleased originally, but where a finished / decently playable dump now exists:

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- Starfox 2
- Nightmare Busters
- Shadowhawk
- Sound Fantasy / Sound Factory
- More to come here as well!
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 04:58:36 PM »

Great list! Grin

Why is Star Fox 2 included though? Both Japanese and English ROMs exists, and are released on the mini. The English version was probably made first, but that might go for the first Star Fox as well.

Great games from this list that I know of and recommends:

Battletoads & Double Dragon
SNES version of this game which is also released on NES, Game Boy and Mega Drive. AFAIK it plays pretty much the same as the other versions. It looks and sounds very good.

Cannon Fodder
This is one of those mouse games where you control a team of soldiers from a bird-view (like Syndicate or Lemmings Paintball for example). It supports the SNES mouse but the SNES controller works just fine as well.

Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1
Isn't there more of these collections for SNES? I used to play these on SNES emulators as it was the only way to play these old games for me at that point.

Killer Instinct
Like a mix of Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, taking the darker theme of Mortal Kombat and the great controls of Street Fighter II. Not quite as good as Street Fighter II but better than the Mortal Kombat games. You can do crazy long combos.

Kirby's Ghost Trap
I believe it's the same game as Kirby's Avalanche, but PAL version and the title screen even has speech that says "Kirby's Ghost Trap!". Either way they are both pretty much same game as Super Puyo Puyo but with Kirby characters and speech samples adjusted for the new characters.

Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge
We often whine how all those great games are only released in Japan and never comes overseas, but sometimes Nintendo produces absolutely brilliant games which they, for whatever reason, only release overseas. This is one of those, other such games are: Gumshoe, Kid Icarus II and Wave Race. It is a sequel to Space Bazooka / Battle Clash (which was released in Japan) and is a Super Scope game made by Intelligent Systems/R&D1.

Sunset Riders
I had no idea this great shooting game wasn't released in Japan. It is not quite as good as the arcade version, but comes very close. Arcade version comes in a 4-player simultaneously variant but the SNES version is 2 player only (still simultaneously though). Anyway it is a fantastic multiplayer platform shooting game (run and gun) with a spaghetti western TV series kind of theme.

Tetris & Dr. Mario
I think these where technically released separately in Japan. Anyway these are great versions of the games. Gotta love the Dr Mario Fever song with samples of chirping chicks.

Tetris Attack!
Panel de Pon with Yoshi Island characters. I love Yoshi Island so this version isn't worse than the original Panel de Pon (which is one of my all time favourite puzzle games). Even some music tracks have been changed to Yoshi Island music (but most are unchanged).
There is a Japanese Satellaview version of it called Yoshi no Panepon.

Wario's Woods
OK I haven't played much Wario's Woods but it's not bad.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors
A bit quirky but still very fun horror themed action game. Very fun 2 players simultaneously.

Let-downs. I don't recommend these:

Bubsy II
The first Bubsy was a kind of fun platform game when I was a kid, although it has very wide acceleration curve controls. But this second game is so bad that you want puke all over it. Apparently Michael Berlyn, that made the first game but were not involved in the second one, doesn't approve of it either.

Secret of Evermore
Made by Square of America, seemingly using the same engine as Seiken Densetsu 2 / Secret of Mana. But the game just isn't up to the same quality that Square RPGs normally has. It is apparently produced by Alan Weiss that made Deadly Towers / Mashou for Famicom and has also worked on Raid on Bungeling Bay and Myst.

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 04:35:48 AM »

Wait, what's the point of this thread? Are you confirming whether these games are unreleased in Japan? Are you looking to add to this list? Are you looking for recommendations for EU/US games to play?

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 03:29:59 PM »

The point of this thread is just to chronicle the games that Japan didn't get to enjoy back in the day without importing.  Think of it as a work in progress import recommendation URA (mirror version).

I was looking for one online and couldn't find one, then saw that someone on Reddit had asked the same question so figured let's just make one.  Thank you P for your very helpful input and recommendations!

I'd also like to imagine what the JP SFC versions of some these looked like.  For example, we know that Tetris Attack is the US version of the JP Panel de Pon, but there is also a JP version of Tetris Attack: Yoshi no Panepon!

That game didn't ever get a real physical release, as it was a Satellaview special, then released via Nintendo Power carts.  I would have liked to see a packaging design with logo and artwork for that one, for the SFC.  That got a GB release.

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 05:55:23 PM »

So Star Fox 2 isn't included because it didn't get a physical release in Japan? It doesn't matter that it didn't get a physical release anywhere else?

I made a mistake with Kirby's Ghost Trap. I didn't see Kirby's Avalanche in the list, otherwise I would have included both games as the same entry as they are the same game just NTSC and PAL framerates and resolutions and different title screen.

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 06:37:11 PM »

I didn't comment on that yet - the reason I added it in is because it was finished and 'exists' in pseudo released form.  This list is just meant as a quick reference, not a historical archive, but it can always be removed.  Perhaps it should be.

Some other recommendations:

- Run Saber (genuinely great game, like Strider for SNES)
- one of the Spiderman games is supposed to be great (I forget which one for now)
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (it is still played competitively today apparently!)
- Super Turrican 2 (the first came out and is very sought after, incredible artwork too!)
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (peculiar as the other two got released)
- Uniracers / Unirally (this was big over here in England and I think in the states too, people went nuts for it and it's very fast for a SNES game)
- Wing Commander (if you know what you're getting into)
- Worms (great game, but I can't imagine playing it on a SNES, I might give this a try)

More to come as I sift through some reviews...  I might even organise these into great, good, OK, and stay away categories perhaps.

How would you guys feel about adding a 'great unreleased and dumped games' category?

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