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Pal A and Pal B - What's the Difference?

Nov 15, 2009 at 9:25:30 PM
DracMetLink (32)
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Does anybody know. I am looking to collect Pal exclusive NES games.

Nov 15, 2009 at 9:32:08 PM
dangevin (214)
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AFAIK just regional control for supply chain control. PAL is the format, A and B are the regions.

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Nov 21, 2009 at 4:17:20 PM
Sanna (22)
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PAL-A games (Mattel or Nes-version) were sold in the UK and Italy, and PAL-B games in the rest of Europe (Scandinavia, Germany, France, Spain etc).
It's not possible to play PAL-A games in a PAL-B console and vice versa.

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Nov 21, 2009 at 5:05:37 PM
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^ Right, that's what I thought, but the only reason why they are mutually exclusive is not hardware-based, it's purely because of the lockout.

So presumably, region-modding your native PAL console will give full glitch-free access to the other PAL region.

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Nov 30, 2009 at 9:04:07 PM
DracMetLink (32)
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Thanks Guys. What about a Top Loader, then I don't have to worry about compatibility? 

Nov 30, 2009 at 9:06:32 PM
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That's my solution! Sounds like a plan.

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