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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by o.pwuaioc » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:54 am

Mootown wrote:On a similar note but kind of not, I love how in the UK Wipout 3 was 'Wip3out' but in the US they decided American's wouldn't get it and wrote it on the box as 'Wipout 3' instead. Can you imagine? "what's this new game? it's called wip 3 out?"
Yeah, just like we Americans were sooooo confused by the title Se7en. :roll:

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Post by pratty » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:01 am

Wario Land: Shake It! in the US and Wario Land: The Shake Dimension in the UK.

Was "Shake It" too rude for us prudish Brits? :?
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by Shinobi » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:55 am

Snes Ranma 1/2 was changed to Street Combat over here, they also Americanised all the characters and changed the sex on some

Also Rabio Lepus was changed to Rabbit Punch in arcades over here
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Post by DigitalDuck » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:32 pm

Shinobi wrote:Snes Ranma 1/2 was changed to Street Combat over here, they also Americanised all the characters and changed the sex on some
I imagine the characters could've done that themselves.
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:37 pm

DigitalDuck wrote:Jet Set Radio - Jet Grind Radio
That one makes no sense whatsoever. Jet Set Radio is a nice rhyming set of words, whereas Jet Grind Radio just sounds clumsy.

Also, The Chaos Engine was called Soldiers of Fortune in the USA.
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by crusto » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:19 pm

Devil crash on the PCE became Dragons fury on the MD
Im sure DJ kid in the arcades became DJ Boy on the MD
Another World was aka Out of this world
Drunken Master PCE was known as the kung fu or something like that on the tg16
Last Battle on the MD was known as pure sh1t by its owners!
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:01 am

crusto wrote: Another World was aka Out of this world
And "Other World" in Japan.

There's also the UFO/X-COM games too, as well.
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Post by thl » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:03 am

As I been looking at Master System games with different names:

Black Belt - Hokuto no Ken
Cyborg Hunter - Borgman
Kung-Fu Kid - Makai Retsuden
Maze Hunter 3D - Maze Walker
Penguin Land - Doki Doki Penguin Land Uchu Daiboken
Power Strike - Aleste
Quartet - Double Target
Secret Command - Rambo: First Blood Part II - Ashura
Spellcaster - Kujakuou
Transbot - Astro Flash
World Soccer - Great Soccer - Sports Pad Soccer

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by adippm82 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:30 am

thevulture wrote:Blimey, so Nebulus had more than 1 name? Yowza! Any idea why 3 names? :?
Also in Japan, the Famicom and GB versions were called Kyorochan Land.

Another few off the top of my head

PC kid became known as Bonk in America
Penguin Wars on GB became King Of The Zoo in Europe
Ninja Gaiden became Shadow Warriors over here


And I Believe Starfox became Starwing in Europe and Australia due to a game with the same name causing a trademark issue, it was either the old Atari 2600 game, or the Reaktor game that appeared on the 8-bits in 1987. NOM at the time claimed it was because there was a European company called Starvox, so Nintendo changed it to avoid confusion, this would not explain Australia though.

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by eeztheman » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:15 am

The only one I can think of that's not been mentioned........

Two Crude Dudes - was called "Crude Buster" in Japan.....

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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:22 am

Bonk and BC Kid
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Re: Games released with different names in different regions

Post by Mayhem » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:04 am

Super Aleste (SFC) = Space Megaforce (SNES)

Also there were plenty of name changes for C64 games too... I had a page for it, and stopped updating for some reason. Probably because there became so many to add besides these...
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Technically Final Fantasy 4 Easy here I believe. And of course FF6 (Japan) = FF3 (US).
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