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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by DPrinny » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:13 pm

With the Japanese name thing, its all about sales
Games with Japanese sounding names tend to put people off.

Only one off the top of my head was "C3 racing" that was also called "Max power racing"

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:07 pm

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by thevulture » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:21 pm

C64 Quedex was known as Mindroll in USA was'nt it?

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by Sureshot » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:35 pm

SCUD Race/Sega Super GT:
In Japan and Europe, this game was released as Scud Race (Scud meaning "Sports Car Ultimate Drive"). The name was changed in North America mainly because of the Engrish like title, and the fact that Sega wanted to avoid references to Scud missiles, which entered the common vernacular during Operation Desert Storm

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by thevulture » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:43 pm

Contra got a graphics change as well as name change (Robots replacing humans) in Probotector.Was'nt it due to German censorship policies that saw this and other Pal games get changes?.

Also:C64 Nebulus, became Tower Toppler i seem to recal, on NES.

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by snowkatt » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:49 pm

thevulture wrote:Contra got a graphics change as well as name change (Robots replacing humans) in Probotector.Was'nt it due to German censorship policies that saw this and other Pal games get changes?.

Also:C64 Nebulus, became Tower Toppler i seem to recal, on NES.
yes it was
its a bit more complicated then that but thats the general gist off it
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by Lord Innit » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:56 pm

On the SNES Super Aleste in Japan and Europe became Space Megaforce in North America.
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:57 pm

For similar Germany-related reasons, The House of the Dead is known as Curien Mansion in Sega All-Stars Racing.
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:08 pm

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by snowkatt » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:09 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:For similar Germany-related reasons, The House of the Dead is known as Curien Mansion in Sega All-Stars Racing.
are they still doing it ?
i thought that by now germany had gotten over it
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by Mayhem » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:08 pm

Smraedis wrote:It is a direct translation :P However it was called Sky Shark in the US.
I mentioned it to show the connection between the original (Hishou Zame) and the sequel (Zame Zame Zame) here. Our illustrious friend had mistakenly said the sequel was called Tora Tora Tora ;)
thevulture wrote:Also:C64 Nebulus, became Tower Toppler i seem to recal, on NES.
It was Tower Toppler for the C64 and 7800 in the US, the NES and Gameboy versions were called Castelian.
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by thevulture » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:30 pm

Blimey, so Nebulus had more than 1 name? Yowza! Any idea why 3 names? :?

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by StarEye » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:53 pm

I loved Operation Stealth by Delphine Software on the Amiga back in the days, because it was so much like a James Bond adventure game. Later I found out that in the US, it was actually called James Bond - the Stealth Affair, and that it wasn't called that here in Europe because of licensing issues.

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by JazzFunk » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:10 pm

A really good Toaplan Jap Megadrive shooter called "V-V" is known as 'Grind Stormer' in the west. I far prefer its western title.

Jap title is literally "v five", which is almost a shampoo.

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