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Old 30 August 2019, 15:03   #1
killergorilla
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"Primary" Game Names

As I've been doing a lot of emulation recently, one of things I keep coming across are different releases of games that for whatever reason get different names when localised. Some of them are just stupid. So, I thought I'd start compiling them to see if I could figure out the "Primary" name of each game - if possible. If anyone wants to pitch in, then please do

Some might be contentious as to what is the primary name but hey it's only a bit of "fun". I'm typically assuming the primary name if that is what the series was usually know as, or if there are multiple regions with the same name.

I'm only really talking about differences between English versions of a game so something like Biohazard and Resident Evil wouldn't count because it's always known as Resident Evil in the Western world.

Primary names are in bold.

32X
  • Stellar Assault (Europe, Japan) / Shadow Squadron (USA)

Amiga
  • Another World (Europe) / Out of this World (USA)
  • Crazy Cars II (Europe) / F40 Pursuit Simulator (USA)
  • Crazy Cars III (Europe) / Lamborghini American Challenge (Europe) [*** Lamborghini adds 2 player mode ***]
  • Nebulus (Europe) / Tower Toppler (USA)

Arcade
  • Contra (Japan, USA) / Gryzor (Europe)
  • Green Beret (Japan, Europe) / Rush'n'Attack (USA)
  • Mr. Heli (Europe, Japan) / Battle Chopper (USA)

Game Boy Advance
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (USA) / Castlevania (Europe)
  • Gunstar Super Heroes (Japan, USA) / Gunstar Future Heroes (Europe)
  • Jet Set Radio (Europe) / Jet Grind Radio (USA)

Master System

Mega CD
  • Thunderhawk (Europe, Japan) / AH-3 Thunderstrike (USA)

Mega Drive
  • Another World (Europe) / Out of this World (USA)
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines (USA) / Castlevania: The New Generation (Europe)
  • The Chaos Engine (Europe) / Soldiers of Fortune (USA)
  • Contra: Hard Corps (USA) / Probotector (Europe)
  • Gynoug (Europe, Japan) / Wings of Wor (USA)
  • Marvel Land (USA) / Talmit's Adventure (Europe)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (USA) / Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Europe)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (USA) / Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Europe)
  • Thunder Force IV (Europe, Japan) / Lightening Force (USA)
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbours (USA) / Zombies (Europe)

N64
  • Star Fox 64 (USA) / Lylat Wars (Europe)

NES

SNES
  • Another World (Europe) / Out of this World (USA)
  • The Chaos Engine (Europe) / Soldiers of Fortune (USA)
  • Castlevania: Dracula X (USA) / Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss (Europe)
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars / Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (Europe)
  • Star Fox (USA) / Starwing (Europe)
  • Super Aleste (Europe, Japan) / Space Megaforce (USA)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (USA) / Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Europe)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (USA) / Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Europe)
  • Uniracers (USA) / Unirally (Europe)
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbours (USA) / Zombies (Europe)

TurboGrafx-16 / PC-Engine
  • Gunhed (Japan) / Blazing Lazers (USA) [*** Is the Japanese version fully english? ***]

Up for discussion
  • Pang or Buster Bros.? I know it as Pang but that's because I'm from the UK...

Last edited by killergorilla; 31 August 2019 at 22:38.
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