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Help complete the Mega Drive library for research! This is of particular importance to EU folks

#1 User is offline Scarred Sun 

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Hey guys—it's recently come to my attention that despite nearly 15 years, there are still Mega Drive games which haven't been dumped—and we're not talking prototypes here. These are specific-region games, which are of particular interest for learning adaptive differences and finding altered/prototype content—think the difference between Sonic 1 (JUE) and Sonic 1 (J). The good news is that you can help complete this list by checking through your own library to see if you have these games and volunteering to have them dumped. You will receive your cartridges back afterwards and the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing you helped contribute to the Sega scene.

<b>EUROPE UNDUMPED/BAD DUMPED</b>
- Ecco Jr. (specifically not AU)
- ESWAT
- Hook
- Pac-Panic
- Phantasy Star IV
- Pink Goes to Hollywood
- Shining Force
- World Championship Soccer II
- 32X BIOS
- Multi-Mega EU BIOS
- Motherbase (32X)

<b>JAPAN UNDUMPED/BAD DUMPED</b>
- Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt!
- Captain Lang
- Davis Cup Tennis
- FIFA International Soccer
- Flicky
- Marble Madness
- Road Rash
- Tom and Jerry: Frantic Antics

Let me know if you have one of these carts, and I'll get you hooked up with a trusted dumper.

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QUOTE (Scarred Sun @ Apr 25 2011, 04:11 AM)
EUROPE UNDUMPED/BAD DUMPED
- Ecco Jr. (specifically not AU)


I was about to say that I've never seen it around, then I just checked up Wiki and apparently the only PAL version was the one released in Australia. While I know wiki's aren't 100% right, I feel quite confident that a European one doesn't exist.

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Captain Planet and the Planeteers was not an official release in Japan — it's either unlicensed or doesn't exist at all.

Flicky JP was Game Toshokan/SegaNet/Meganet exclusive; we'll have to go back to where the other such games were dumped and see. There was also a Columns on that service but no clue if there's a difference and there's a 50%+ chance the compilations have the retail version...

There's a bunch of undumped unlicensed games as well but I don't know them all... And there are possible alternate revisions of other games...
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Yeah Sega Retro (was) wrong - there is no EU version of Ecco Jr. (as far as I'm aware). Might be worth checking which version is uploaded to the Wii's Virtual Console though.

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Not sure if it's been verified already, but you might want to add PAL ESWAT to that list.
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I checked the stuff on the list that was released on VC and the only one with a different rom was Phantasy Star 4 EU. I released the rom image of that some time a go in my VC Patches topic. Maybe you can push that.

Also, drx has a final rom archive that might possibly have some stuff you're looking for.

EDIT: Actually aaaaaaaaaaaaaa I checked Shining Force EU and that has a different rom too. I guess you want it uploaded?

EDIT2: Here are the download links:

Shining Force PAL
Phantasy Star IV PAL (with patched rom)

I don't know if you can push these since they didn't exactly come from carts, but I'm willing to bet that they came from a final rom archive like the one drx has.
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We should at least dump Phantasy Star IV and compare that ROM to this one first... Also TIL no-intro's site (not the group itself) IS recording Virtual Console releases, as part of the custom DAT on Wii DLC. smile.png
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(what about all the Brazillian/Korean/Mainland asia games

can't possibly say they're all repackaged US/EU/JP carts when we don't even know how many there are)

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and Portugal where it is simply known as Dragon Ball Z.
Does this exist? If so, it's not dumped...

EDIT

QUOTE (Black Squirrel @ May 2 2011, 11:23 AM)
(what about all the Brazillian
Is there nay possibliity of getting a master list of TecToy's games? I looked on their site and they don't seem to have one...
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There are "unfinished" lists, if that counts.

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Eh, I guess that helps =P

Also, was Sega Channel released in Europe?

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QUOTE (Andlabs @ May 10 2011, 11:47 AM)
Eh, I guess that helps =P

http://segaretro.org/Talk:Tectoy
note that that's a list of games they've published. I honestly couldn't tell you which ones they had a hand in in translating or tweaking.
QUOTE (Andlabs @ May 10 2011, 11:47 AM)
Also, was Sega Channel released in Europe?

Yes.

I know when it started and I know when it was dropped, but nothing else.

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Actually meh — I've been maintaining a list of undumped and incorrectly dumped games on the Sega Retro wiki (including the recent homebrew — you probably won't want to dump that, or at least not say that you have; they're on the list for now solely as matter of fact). Here is the list. I'll be maintaining this as time goes on, so keep on the lookout. One of my other projects right now is also to figure out what Game Gear games are incorrectly named in the no-intro ROM set, which should lead to an undumped Game Gear list — but as the page says, if anyone has a collection of US Game Gear games you'd be willing to donate to SMS Power! to dump, please do smile.png
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Academia do Saber
Acerte o alvo
Air Hockey
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle™
Alien Storm™
Altered Beast™
Anaconda
Aniversário
Aquaduto
Arrow Flash™
Art Alive!™
Asa Delta
Ball Jack™
Batalha Naval
Battle Golfer Yui™
Bill Bolha
Bolas e Cores
Bolhas
Bombeiros
Bonanza Brothers™
Cadash™
Canhão
Cava-Cava
Cavalos & Peões
Chase HQ 2™
Columns™
Columns III™
Corrida de Tampinhas
Creature Capture™
Crystal's Pony Tales™
Cyber Police ESWAT™
Dangerous Seed™
Decap Attack™
Domine o Território
Dominó
Fábrica de Chocolate
Fantasy Pinball
Fatal Labyrinth™
Fica 1
Fifa 2008™
Fire Mustang™
Flicky™
Gain Ground™
Golden Axe™
Golden Axe III™
Growl™
Guerra dos Monstros
Hexágono
Jewel Master™
Junte 4
Kid Chameleon™
Last Battle™
Megapanel™
Memória Master
Mina Terrestre
Minerador
Mystical Fighters™
Need For Speed Pro Street™
New Zealand Story™
Os 12 Trabalhos de Jongo
Pac Attack™
Palhaços
Pense Bem (10 jogos)
Phelios™
Power Ball™
Rainbow Island™
Rastan Saga 2™
Senha
Shadow Dancer™
Shinobi III™
Sim City™ 4
Sonic 3™
Sudoku
Tangram
The Sims™
Ultimate Qix™
World Championship Soccer™


These are all the 86 games that come with the Mega Drive 3 here in Brazil (or at least those listed in Tec Toy's site). I can't be arsed to clean up this list.

I also may list other game lists if anyone's interested.

EDIT:Oh wow, I didn't read the post just above mine. But still.
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QUOTE (Andlabs @ May 11 2011, 03:36 PM)
if anyone has a collection of US Game Gear games you'd be willing to donate to SMS Power! to dump, please do smile.png

I've have thought you'd want scans of the back of US Game Gear boxes too

just so we can add more confusion to Sega's genre rating system, as evidenced here
http://segaretro.org/File:Devilish_GG_US_Box_Back.jpg
SoA thinks it's a puzzle game, SoJ thinks it's an action game!

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