Help with Korean N64 - What format is it?

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

  1. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

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    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:

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    So does anyone know what format this will be? PAL, NTSC, or some other funny version?
     
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    I think that it's possible to tell based on the shape of the cartridge slot.
     
  3. laserbeam273 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    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.

    :apple:
     
  6. Miharu, Apr 16, 2011
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    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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