At 9/1/11 05:18 AM, Auz wrote::
Well, I don't know if it's the same for the SNES, but usually the American copies of games aren't compatible with the European consoles. I remember having an American version of Goldeneye 007 once and it just didn't fit into the N64 slot.
I also remember many people having a European PS1 here who (illegally) rebuilt it so it could play American versions of games too, but the American games would often only be playable in black and white.
Ah I've noticed this conversation you guys have been having about Earthbound for awhile and sorry for ignoring up until this point. Well, Mother was released in Japan which was so sucessful is spawned a sequel Earthbound (also known as Mother 2 in Japan) it was also on the GBA but that was only in Japan as well. So the console versioin (SNES) was released in both Japan and North America although I don't think there was a European version. There was also a Mother 3 for GBA released in 2006 in Japan.
Anyways to your original problem with the North American version possibly not working on a European SNES, well I know you live in Europe but only most of western Europe uses a different design which is the Super Japanese Famicon design if I'm not mistaken although the other parts of Europe share the original model released a year later there. So, the Original Japanese version, the original north american version and the North American Redesign are all fully backwards compatable with eachothers games. Original PAL Version and the Super Famicon Jr. are the ones that tend not to work well with other regional copies of the games.
Still wishing to get my hands on a Super Nintendo my family has been more into the rule where you get one console per generation so were spending more money on games then consoles as it is. For the 4th Generation we got a Genesis so meh. I decided to go through all my NES games and fully complete each and every one of them. Last night I fully completed Bigfoot (damn that game hurts the fingers) and I beat a Pro Tournament on Blades Of Steel. Now I'm on Captain Skyhawk which really tends to be bothersome and the game mechanics really don't work as well as they should. Anyways the default high scores were so high but now not including the first two slots my name has cleared that list. Also been having loads of fun with Duck Hunt recently my Nintendo Zapper is in such good condition in comparison to my treatment of it.
I have nearly completed Twilight Princess and Metroid: Other M after days upon days of not really giving much of a care about them. Metroid: Other M is such a great game I don't see what everyone has to complain about. The 3DS launched with a pretty crappy library but their quickly working on what looks like it'll be a great future library for 3DS owners. I should be getting the chance to own one this month after I go back to school (5 more days dammit). I racked up my many Gamecube games and realised there's only two games on the entire shelf of Gamecube games that I have not completed. Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker and Super Mario Sunshine. I know it's embarassing not to have beaten these instant classics.
Looks like there will be one more great DS game coming our way to possibly claim the title of my favorite DS game (Bowser's Inside Story) and that game is Kirby's Mass Attack. Looks fairly interesting although I personally cannot wait for Kirby Returns To Dream Land. Star Fox 64 3D is another amazing upcoming game I really wished it had an original brand new storyline to make it an all new chapter in the Star Fox saga but what can you do? Kirby Returns To Dream Land looks like an exciting 4 co-op mode playing game. Skyward Sword just keeps getting more and more exciting. Kirby Returns To Dream Land has now set a release date: October 24th. Also the Wii U looks like it will have great mechanics and such it's just starting to grow upon me more and more. When it was first announced I was all that interested nor excited.