Help with Korean N64 - What format is it?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by laserbeam273, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    I've come across my old N64 and now want to spruce it up ready to sell. I was looking at games, then suddenly realised, what format is it? So it's a fully Korean N64, I think it's made in Korea and definitely has Korean writing all over it. I've uploaded the image of the specs on the back:


    So does anyone know what format this will be? PAL, NTSC, or some other funny version?
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I think that it's possible to tell based on the shape of the cartridge slot.
  3. laserbeam273 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    That's true for SNES, but can't find anything about that for N64. I just realised my N64 has some sort of cartridge adapter on it... maybe I just need to bite the bullet and buy a cheap N64 game.
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
  5. -SD- macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    Peterborough, UK
    Yeah, I'm almost certain this will be NTSC-J. Get a cheap Japanese Mario 64 cart to test it with. Or just get Starfox 64 'cos it's awesome, you should at least play through that before you sell it :D

    Any chance you can post some pictures of the console itself please? I've seen Korean versions of most consoles, but I'm not sure I've seen their N64.

    Edit: That adapter you have is just a simple pin extender to play US games, so I would say this is definitely a Japanese machine inside.

  6. Miharu, Apr 16, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

    Miharu macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2007
    I think all Korean Nintendo consoles are NTSC-J region-wise, except the Wii which is region encoded as NTSC-K and will only work with Korean Wii games, not even Korean Gamecube games! Though I think the Korean NES (Comboy) is an Asian version; PAL video, works with Hong Kong/Asian NES carts.

    Edit: Seems I was wrong about the Korean NES (Hyundai Comboy as it's called there), it has it's own region encoding and it plays in NTSC video.

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