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#1 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:15 PM

Now i have a complete 7800 collection (apart from Tank Command :sad: ) i have compiled a list of NTSC games and how they play on Pal Machines, especially useful for games never released on Pal format:-
Touchdown Football Some colours flash but Playable.
Realsports Baseball Some colours flash but playable.
Scrapyard Dog Title screen and intro only. No actual game.
Donkey Kong Plays fast but otherwise fine.
Water Ski Bit of graphics glitch at the bottom of the screen but plays perfectly.
Robotron 2084 Title screen only. No game.
Tower Toppler Nothing at all.
Centipede Plays perfectly.
Dark Chambers Title screen only. No game.
Klax Plays perfectly.
Super Skateboardin' Some flashing graphics but playable.
F18 Hornet Bits of glitching but plays ok.
Pit-Fighter Plays perfectly.
F14 Tomcat Title sequence only, game crashes.
Winter Games Flashing graphics on bobsleigh, other events fine. MUST press select as soon as game boots up.
Summer Games MUST press select as soon as game boots up, crashes on swimming but other events are spot-on.
Joust Bit of glitching at bottom of screen but otherwise fine.
Title Match Wrestling Bit of glitching at bottom of screen but otherwise fine.
Dig Dug Title screen only. No game.
Food Fight Title screen only. No game.
Ms. Pacman Plays fine, slight graphic glitch at the bottom
Midnight Mutants Crashes on opening screen
Ninja Golf Severe graphics glitching, pretty unplayable
Pete Rose Baseball Game starts and then crashes
Pac Pollux Works fine
Beef Drop Works fine.
Galaga Plays perfectly.

Hope this is of help to all you Pal owners.

Edited by mr.kizza, Mon Jan 8, 2007 9:26 AM.


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Posted Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:24 PM

A couple of others...

Ms Pacman - plays fine, slight graphic glitch at the bottom
Midnight Mutants - crashes on opening screen
Ninja Golf - severe graphics glitching, pretty unplayable

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Posted Tue Mar 1, 2005 7:32 PM

Corrections & additions edited into above post.

Edited by mr.kizza, Mon Jan 8, 2007 7:43 AM.


#4 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 7:39 AM

Here you are!

I have made a few additions too.

#5 Loccy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 8:14 AM

Arse. Looks fairly bleak.

Thanks for the info though Kizza.

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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 8:37 AM

Double-arse.

Turns out Dig-Dug and Food Fight don't work - being two I've just bought off e-bay. C'est la vie.

What games WERE released in PAL format?

Edited by Loccy, Mon Jan 8, 2007 8:40 AM.


#7 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 9:25 AM

All games except the following were released in Pal:

Winter Games
Summer Games
Robotron 2084
Water Ski
Tank Command
Rampage
Touchdown Football

And I think that is it, only Robotron out of those dosn't work at all on a Pal 7800.

Edited by mr.kizza, Mon Jan 8, 2007 6:51 PM.


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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 2:20 PM

Super Skateboarding has a HES PAL release I believe, though I own the NTSC version. Add to that list of not available on PAL - Rampage and Touchdown Football. I think all the other third party titles got a HES/Salu PAL release of some sorts.

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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 2:41 PM

I wonder why companies didn't make multi regional games.
It is a bit more work but they just had to make one type of cartridge.
I guess it would have been cheaper for them in a long term.

#10 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2007 6:52 PM

Super Skateboarding has a HES PAL release I believe, though I own the NTSC version. Add to that list of not available on PAL - Rampage and Touchdown Football. I think all the other third party titles got a HES/Salu PAL release of some sorts.


Job done! :)

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Posted Tue Jan 9, 2007 6:23 AM

Once I move I can unpack all my 7800 stuff and figure out what NTSC/PAL versions I still need and test everything out to see what works on each machine.

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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:15 PM

Hi,
pole position II: same as Joust, graphic glitches on bottom
Tower Toppler: graphic glitches on bottom, and tower graphics corrupted (I donīt know is for use a NTSC cart, or maybe is the rom code corrupted)
Ballblazer: starts ok, (but with graphic glitches on bottom), and hangs when game start.
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bad news to see Robotron donīt work in PAL machines, It was on my 7800 wanted list :(

Edited by keitaro, Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:16 PM.


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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:26 PM

Is there a list of 7800 NTSC carts that do not have PAL version and that on a PAL system the NTSC versions: (1) don't work or unplayaable (2) work but serious graphics problems (3) work with minor graphic glitches at the bottom.

Edited by kenfused, Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:26 PM.


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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:50 PM

Summer Games had PAL release (as I bought mine at Makro UK)

Edited by thomasholzer, Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:50 PM.


#15 Mitch ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:31 PM

Summer Games had PAL release (as I bought mine at Makro UK)


For the 2600 version yes, for the 7800 version no.

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:56 PM

Just tested mine, you're right (I wonder how many NTSC titles they sold as it came as a 'pack of five', all sealed).

Edited by thomasholzer, Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:58 PM.


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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:40 PM

I wonder why companies didn't make multi regional games.
It is a bit more work but they just had to make one type of cartridge.
I guess it would have been cheaper for them in a long term.


I've read that Colecovision carts are "multi-region" and play on all Coleco consoles worldwide. I've never owned a Colecovision so can't comment on the veracity of this statement.

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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:56 AM

Anyone compiled a list of PAL carts that work on NTSC?

#19 Mitch ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:10 PM

Anyone compiled a list of PAL carts that work on NTSC?


None, unless you mod the BIOS.

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Posted Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:00 PM

Thanks.As you may be able to tell, I am new to the 7800, so may post stooopid questions at times :dunce:

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Posted Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:25 AM

Has anyone done hacks of the NTSC games to get them wrking on PAL or is this not possible?

#22 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:22 PM

There has been alot of questions about this recently so I thought I would bump this topic for all the new people.

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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 6:06 AM

More games now tested on a PAL system

Hat Trick = Colours all wrong but playable
Choplifter = Will not start
On-on-One = Colours wrong but playable
Karateka = Plays but not sure. Joystick repsonse seems really slow. Maybe this is how the 7800 is.
Xevious = Playable. Graphics glitch at bottom of the screen

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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011 6:18 AM

Karateka = Plays but not sure. Joystick repsonse seems really slow. Maybe this is how the 7800 is.


Don;t worry, the response is poor in PAL too.

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Posted Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:00 AM

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