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Topic: Mischief Makers (N64) European Release Date?

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Skogur

Hi, I'm trying to look up information about this game and started to notice that different sites had different EU release dates. According to Bergsala (Nintendos Scandinavian distributor) the release was 1997-12-18, but here on NintendoLife it says 1998-01-15? Anyone knows the source of this date?
On top of that GameFAQs and VGchartz says it was 97-12-01, a bit confused here.

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So I did a little bit of research and I kept seeing one of those two release dates, so I'm not sure what's going on. I thought it might've come out early in some part of Europe, but the one place I found that had different parts of Europe listed all had them at 1-15 for the date, no exception.

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Skogur

Yeah it's possible that it would differ depending on the country, but let's say that the NintendoLife date is UKs release date then it wouldn't make sense that Scandinavia, which during the N64 era had the exact same box and manual would've gotten it a month earlier? Who would be appropriate to contact on this site to get the reasoning behind that 1-15 date? I won't loose sleep over this but it would be nice to know lol.
Appreciate that you looked that up anyway!

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KingMike

Did Scandinavia have a bigger Nintendo market maybe?

As one example, weird that I'm hearing the English PAL version of SoulBlazer for the SNES was a Scandinavian exclusive (making it one of the rarest and most expensive PAL games). Despite that I believe it was a first-party release in EU? Or did Nintendo oddly publish just the French and German versions themselves?
Definitely having a different distributor would explain things.

KingMike

Skogur

Oh yes, during the NES and SNES I would say so. Back then they decided what games they wanted to import, which is why there's weird cases like that (Mr.Gimmick! for the NES being another I can think of). Also they had their own "SCN" label on the cartridge and manual etc.
As of the N64 and the game in question most packaging is labeled NUKV and has both "The Games Ltd." and "Bergsala AB" listed on them, contains manuals with English, Swedish, Finnish, Danish etc.

There's a video about the distributors and its impact here made in English if you're interested:

Nintendo published all western versions of MM as far as I know.

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Skogur

Bumping this thread since I stumbled upon this:
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This ad suggest that the UK release date was in 1997-12-19, a day after Scandinavia.

Edited on by Skogur

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