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Regional differences


Regional differences mean that game released for same platform may look partially different in different countries and/or regions. This can refer to censored elements such as violence, adult scenes, or certain references, or it can mean the game simply has changes in its presentation, story, gameplay, but not enough to warrant a new game entry. Preferably, the differences should be mentioned either in game description or in the trivia section if known. Note that this does not apply to port differences where game is changed when ported to a different platform. This attribute only applies to game being partially different when played in different country, aside from change of text and voice-acting language.

This genre does not apply for localized differences. Localization is almost sure to change dialogues, inside jokes and character names to make more sense to the country and language in question. For example "Ace Attorney / Gyakuten Saiban" games feature Phoenix Wright (US) and Ryuichi Naruhodo (JP) names for the main protagonist. In English "Wright" is often used to imply that he is "right" in a comical sense during dialogues. In Japanese version, "Naruhodo" as a read-word means "of course" which adds more humor to Japanese dialogues. Such localizations are assumed and there's a team of developers that does localization to different languages. Direct translation isn't always possible as different languages simply don't have all the same words or a way to exactly depict what is being said. In a same way, joke in one language literally translated to another may not be funny at all, especially if it's a word play. So, regional differences does not entail localization differences which are assumed for every officially locally translated game.
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007: James Bond - The Stealth Affair DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The Stealth Affair is a graphic adventure game with a point-and-click interface. The player controls the famous secret agent James...

10-Yard Fight NES Front Cover

NES (1985), MSX (1986), PlayStation 4 (2018), Arcade (1983) and Nintendo Switch (2018)

10-Yard Fight is a simple arcade game based on American football. One player can play against the computer or a...

The 7th Saga SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Your character embarks on a quest to find the seven crystals that are hidden throughout the land of Ticondera. There...

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

In Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere the player takes the place of an ace fighter pilot who works for an organization...

ActRaiser SNES Front Cover

SNES (1990), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1992)

ActRaiser was one of the early SNES games, drawing upon the success of side-scrolling platform action titles and the building...

The Adventures of Bayou Billy NES Front Cover

NES (1988) and Wii U (2015)

Your best girl Annabelle has been kidnapped by the evil Gordon, the "gangster king of Bourbon Street", and as Bayou...

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Conan of Cimmeria dethroned King Numedides III and now rules the land of Aquilonia. His tales are known as legend...

Alcatraz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Alcatraz is a first-person shooter set in the Alcatraz Island. Terrorists take over the island and plan to hit San...

Alchemy Stars: Aurora Blast iPad Front Cover June 2021 version
Alex Kidd: High-Tech World SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1987)

A new arcade has hit town, and Alex and his friends decide to check it out. Sadly, they have no...

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Linux Front Cover

Linux (2018), Windows (2010), Genesis (1989), Macintosh (2018) and Wii (2007)

Alex Kidd, resident of planet Aries, is the king's brother. One day he comes across a rumor that his long...

Alien Hominid PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Game Boy Advance (2006), Xbox (2005), GameCube (2004), Xbox 360 (2007) and Xbox One (2015)

You're a little yellow alien. The FBI has shot down your ship while flying over planet Earth. And it, quite...

Aliens Versus Predator 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2003)

On planet LV1201, ancient alien ruins have been discovered. The Weyland-Yutani corporation sets up a research facility in the area,...

Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), Macintosh (2001) and OnLive (2011)

Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition is a compilation with the following content:Aliens Versus Predator Aliens Versus Predator: Millennium Expansion Pack...

Alien Trilogy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

Alien Trilogy is a first-person shooter based on the first three Alien movies. You control Lt. Ripley in three sections,...

Alpha Prime Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and OnLive (2011)

Alpha Prime is a rather unusual asteroid which holds in its rocks the veins of a material called hubbardium. This...

Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Unlike its namesake, the IndyCar racer Al Unser Jr., this game depicts Formula 1 races. A season consists of sixteen...

American Idol Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and PlayStation 2 (2003)

American Idol is a rhythm game based on the reality TV singing competition of the same name.Players can create characters...

Animal Crossing GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

Animal Crossing is an enhanced rerelease of Dōbutsu no Mori +, designed specifically for Western audiences. As such, it replaces...

Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Animal Crossing: City Folk is the Wii incarnation of the Animal Crossing series. As in the previous version, players assume...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a social simulation game. The player takes on the role as the new mayor in...

Animal Crossing: Wild World Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005) and Wii U (2015)

Animal Crossing: Wild World is a sandbox game in which players assume the role of a new resident in a...

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Animamundi: Dark Alchemist is a visual novel about Count Georik Zaberisk, the well-regarded royal physician of the king of the...

Ardok the Barbarian Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Goscinny and Uderzo’s cartoon characters are from the only Gaullish village in 50BC able to resist the Roman invasion. They...

Ardy Lightfoot SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

In this 2D platform game, you play as Ardy Lightfoot - a cat-like creature - with your friend Pec, a...

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