Andlabs, on 18 April 2012 - 12:18 AM, said:
Toaplan (T-40) was the sole publisher of Musha Aleste as far as both Sega can tell and from what I can tell from the box. I could try to get the box translated by someone who knows Japanese...
The JP box of Musha Aleste says T-35013. So it's T-35. The same cover also says Compile/Taoplan.
Since Taoplan on its own is T-40 and Compile is T-66, that leaves T-35 as Compile/Taoplan.
The only problem is that for USA games, T-35 was used by Seismic. But I recall the USA and JP t-xx numbers clashing a few other times too, so this could be normal - but it means that usa and japanese lists were separate.
Black Squirrel, on 18 April 2012 - 07:03 AM, said:
As a general rule I wouldn't trust ROM headers over boxes. If they don't match up for whatever reason, assume the header is wrong - it won't have been much of a priority to get it right. This especially applies to localisations where new developers might forget to change things. Same if there's a change in publisher for whatever reason.
The ROM headers were generic templates handed out by Sega that developers had to fill with their own numbers. Sometimes they forgot about it (on prototypes - if the numbers weren't fixed, Sega wouldn't let them publish it), or added bad numbers, or perhaps there was a change in publisher and the numbers weren't refreshed in the header because the carts were already in production or some such shit.
Croc:Legend of the Gobbos has the same header in PAL and USA releases, Virtua Racing Saturn has the same header between PAL and JPN releases, Virtua Fighter Kids has the same header between PAL and JPN releases.
I'd trust the covers for the master list, and mention cover/header differences on a per-title basis.
This post has been edited by Meat Miracle: 18 April 2012 - 08:31 AM