Locked out: Super Mario RPG

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is a great game but, the PAL territories never got to play it. And apparently, it isn’t easy to mod for a PAL system. It doesn’t look like you could use any of the good old fashioned tricks to get it to play. Importing a North American or Japan console is one way to do it, or … you could take apart the cartridge itself and do some rewiring.

www.mmmonkey.co.uk has the solution if everything you’ve tried has failed.

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Before
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After

However, if this is too much trouble or too risky, SMRPG was released to the Virtual Console.

“Portable” SNES mods

I never imagined taking a Super Nintendo on the road with me, which is why I had a Game Boy. The thought of bringing cartridges that can’t fit in your pocket on the road never seemed practical, not to mention the probability of terrible battery life. When I look back at the Sega Nomad, I see why Nintendo didn’t do the same with their home consoles. However this has not stopped people from attempting to make mobile renditions of the classic console.

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