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Old 29th January 2006, 17:49   #1  |  Link
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Does Altered Beast (Japan) work on a EURO PAL Mega Drive I/II?...

I just got a mint Japanese original of Altered Beast Cart, for the SEGA Mega Drive (Japanese)
I have a EURO PAL SEGA MEGA Drive I (Bulky model) console and a EURO PAL Mega Drive II (Smaller model).
All my Japanese carts work perfectly on both consoles, either by directly inserting the carts into the slot (I have trimmed them out) or by using a Universal Adaptor cart. (Nitro Adaptor 2 for PAL & NTSC MD)

But when I insert Altered Beast (JPN) cart, the typical SEGA quote comes up:

“Produced By or Under License from SEGA Enterprises LTD”

Then a Black screen and then nothing…

Same thing happens on both Mega Drives, even when I used the Universal Adaptor.

The cart is fairly mint and does not look damaged, but could it be that this specific cart has a region lock-out? Altered Beast (JPN) was one of the 1st Mega Drive games (1988) so it’s doubtful.

So does anybody have this specific Japanese Altered Beast working on his EURO PAL SEGA Mega Drive I or II?
Is this a region-lock preventing it from working, or should I assume that this is simply a defective cart?

Please any feed-back will be highly appreciated, because if anyone of you has a working Japanese Altered Beast on a Euro Mega Drive, then mine would be a defective cart, so I’ll just send it back.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 29th January 2006, 18:08   #2  |  Link
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So what does this have to do with DVD backups? Why don't you go ask on a game forum...
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Old 29th January 2006, 20:07   #3  |  Link
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I bet 99% that the cart is broken. If i remember correctly (I had japanese and euro version megadrives), the console shows some kind of screen saying "this game is for japan only" etc.
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you need to mod your genesis to get it to work right, and thats dangerous seeing as how you cant get nice new ones anymore :P
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interlacing and telecining should have been but a memory long ago.. unfortunately still just another bizarre weapon in the industries war on image quality.
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Guys, that's OT and OF (Out of Forum). Thanks.
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