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TechnoCharlie

Does anyone know the reason for Super Mario RPG not being released in Europe? I'm kinda happy now that it's now on the VC for Wii U, but as a retro game collector I like to have the fysical copy of the game.... :/

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KingMike

I only guess possible reasons.
Didn't Nintendo of Europe release text-heavy games in at least English, French and German? (thus needed translations)
Combined with the game using the SA-1 expansion chip and that it was a fairly late release, perhaps it was deemed too costly for them?

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TechnoCharlie

@KingMike Yeah that seems pretty possible. Thanks man!

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Don

Also something about coding the game for PAL format. How many languages did the game get translated into for the VC release in Europe?

Don

TechnoCharlie

@Don I don't really know but most games and game consoles in EU have English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. I'm not sure if it's like that in the US, but yeah, that's how it is here.

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OneBagTravel

If you look at the list of NA exclusives, it's a lot of JRPGs. I believe they just didn't sell well in EU. Plus with all of the languages they'd have to translate to, it would be a daunting task for them at the time. Good to know you guys can finally play it on the VC and repo carts.

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TechnoCharlie

@OneBagTravel Oh, I didn't know that. Maybe that's why nobody talks about RPGs here.. xD. Oh well, thanks man!

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KingMike

@TechnoCharlie Generally games released in the US are English-only. You might find a game with an additional selection (like Donkey Kong Country 2 has a French option) but those are rare.

(Oddly enough, despite being released two months later than Europe, Zelda: The Minish Cap REMOVED the language menu from the EU release.)

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Don

If I recall correctly Earthbound, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 2 and 3 (4 and 6 in Japan) were never released on SNES in Europe as well?

Don

TechnoCharlie

@Don You're indeed correct! And now when I come to think of it, they are all RPG's. So yeah, it was probably because they had to translate the games :/

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TechnoCharlie

@KingMike What?! Well that's odd.....

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KingMike

I think the only SNES RPGs released in EU were ActRaiser and the SoulBlazer trilogy, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Lufia II and Breath of Fire II (English-only, supposedly it was a somewhat rare release), Secret of Mana and Secret of Evermore (which was never released in Japan).

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TechnoCharlie

@KingMike I only own one RPG witch is Lagoon so that got released in EU too

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Andyliini

Strangely enough, NoE themselves published Terranigma in Europe, the game was not released in America at all. The game is largely forgotten now, and it doesn't look like Square-Enix will ever rerelease it.

Dunno how I feel.

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TechnoCharlie

@Andyliini Okay, I've never heard about Terranigma, now when I looked it up, some people says it's one of the best RPGs ever?! And it was only released in EU?!?! I mean, I don't play that many RPG, but I can't believe that I haven't heard of it!
And BTW, I love your profile image, I love MJ!

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KingMike

Terranigma was released in Japan, Europe and Australia.
Enix America liked planned to publish it themselves in North America (along with possibly Tactics Ogre, Dragon Quest VI and Mystic Ark) but didn't before going on hiatus for about 5 years.

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KevTastic84

Reproductions carts of SMRPG exist now for the Pal consoles. Annoyingly priced quite high but understandbly i guess. Still not the same as owning the original version, and you can't even import a US copy and use a universal adapter as it won't work with this title.

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KingMike

I don't think there were many games released with PAL SA-1 PCBs. RIP donors.

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