The peculiarity of these games Megadrive version ASIA, that is officially marketed by SEGA for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand, is that they contain either Roma multi-zones (JUE) be zoned PAL in Japanese cartridges.
These Southeast Asian versions have several types of packaging :
– the first resume feature for feature, look for jackets and notices multilingual European Megadrive (ou UK) with the well known logo Megadrive with us. The cartridge label is also similar, but the shape of the latter is Japanese. (Battletoads see and Talespin a little lower).
– the second is identical to the Japanese version (voir Mazin Saga, Sonic 2, and Shinobi 2), a few details ready (Japanese instructions sometimes, Euro, or Asian British + Chinese, stickers on the back of the cartridge in English…).
– the third, The most recognizable of all is a strange mix of covers UK coupled with a specific logo in golden letters and logo “MD” Japanese green and red (for example on the edge, voir Streets of Rage 2 et World of Illusion).
Brief, it's still a little complicated between the games come with the Japanese instructions only, those supplied with the record those EURO only and come with a specific notice ASIA + a notice in Traditional Chinese… And the same is true for the stickers cartridges. All this is in a beautiful mix bazaar whose origin remains mysterious.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Ecco The Dolphin
G-Loc : Air Battle
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Streets of Rage 2 / Bare Knuckles II / Bare Knuckle II
Note that Asia offers the jacket 2 titles, à la fois Bare Knuckles et Streets of Rage.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 / Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The serial number of the Asia version is different from the Japanese version. The colors of the jacket also differs somewhat. A priori ASIA and JPN cartridges are identical… but the warning sticker on the back is in English version of Asia.
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 / Sonic the Hedgehog 3
2 Disney games : World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck / I Love Mickey & Donald strange magic box & Talespin
Mazin Saga / Majinsaga & Battletoads / Battletoads
The Super Shinobi 2 / Super Shinobi II (Shinobi III en occident).
In the same kind, did you know ?
• A Taiwan, La Master System, or rather the Mark III and the Sega SG-1000 games and were officially distributed by the company specializes in electronic Aaronix (Alor)
• In Singapore and Malaysia, the Megadrive, the Gamegear and Saturn were officially distributed by the Group Wywy founded in 1976 by Dr.. Yip Yan Wong. A graduate of Harvard had already recorded 76 companies 1995 ! It is not to be confused with Dr.. Wei Yen, founder of the brand Nintendo iQue China. Consoles were zoned PAL 50hz. The group would have had storefront shops and have participated in the installation of E-zone Sega (game-centers) Indonesia. In 1997, Yip Yan Wong ouvre 3 theme park indoors with Sega Enterprise Inc.. (with themes of virtual reality and interactive attractions)…
• En Thailande, The Megadrive was distributed by a company called Galaxy. Founded by the torque M. Amorn et Mme Puangpetch Apithanakoon (whew !), This company started its activity in restoring 1970 to 1990 ! In 1985, the company is flourishing then ventured into the business of video game through M. Amorn and became the first company distributing and exclusive Enterprise Sega Thai market. On the twenty arcade game of the same 86, the company moved to a park 5 centers and over 5000 machines today. Megadrive games were versions Asia (packagings occidentaux ou jap “restickés”) and consoles in PAL 50hz turned (packaging and format console Japan / Asia).
• En Inde, the Megadrive was also officially released, through the company Shaw Wallace, an old house dating from 1886 specializing in the sale of spirits… The console was manufactured directly from Bombay 1994 (to avoid 80% taxes on import) and was sold in the spring 1995 at a price of 18.000 rupees (or 250 € !), certainly not within the reach of all Indian stock exchanges. Once again, she turned in PAL 50hz and games were versions Asia.
• South Korea, Samsung before, games console and SG-1000 and Mark III were distributed by the company Korea Oacs Co. Ltd.. There is the logo on OACS cartridges and consoles like the one in my possession below (cartridge console unfortunately not).
• In golf and the Middle East, more precisely in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Sega products, whose Megadrive, were distributed officially 1992 to 1999 by the company M. Omar Kassem Alesayi, Alesayi United Company conglomerate business (Alesayi Group). This company has also distributed products SNK, you know like the NAM-1975 Neo Geo to the jacket censored :
The brand At Almiah also distributed MSX different forms in Saudi Arabia, with numerous games and software in cartridge format. Three of the MSX computers, the AX330, AX660 and AX990 also had a port Megadrive cartridge !
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