NEO•GEO Korean Cartridges

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Although the majority of home carts are engraved with "Made In Japan" on the posterior face, there are some carts with "Made in Korea" on the back of the cart. Physically, the casing is dark grey instead of the normal dark black. Also interesting to note is that all the Made in Korea carts have a US insert, stickers, and instruction book. Dependant of the game, sometimes there are differences between the original games. For instance, in the Made in Korea Samurai Showdown 4 cartridges, there are things missing the game. Things such as a Japanese language mode, voice clips, and include an alternate title. There has been some speculation that this may be due to past animosity between the Japanese culture other Asian cultures, in this case Korean.

Also of note is the Korean Vic-A NEO•GEO consoles with Hangul on the top face.

Korean Vic-A NEO•GEO

Differences in Korean Games

  • Samurai Showdown 3
    • Change of title: Fighters Swords

  • Samurai Showdown 4
    • White blood (probably due to being in US mode, which typically lacks blood)
    • No start up demo
    • Lack of voice clips for intros, win poses, and announcer
    • Change of title: Legend of a Warrior
    • Change of character name: Gaira to Kim Ung Che

  • Last Blade 1
    • Change of title: Last Soldier 1
  • Last Blade 2
    • Change of title: Last Soldier 2
    • No Blood
    • No Start up demo
    • Lack of voice clips for intros, win poses, and announcer

  • Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
    • Lack of voice clips
    • No blood (set to white), lacks ability to set blood to "ON" in softdips even tho the Blood option is there!
    • (P1 rom is only difference on the boards)

Korean Games Without Known Differences

  • Waku Waku 7

Known Korean Home Carts

  • Fatal Fury 3
  • Galaxy Fight
  • King of Fighters 95
  • King of Fighters 96
  • King of Fighters 97
  • Last Soldier ( Last Blade )
  • Last Soldier 2 ( Last Blade 2 )
  • Samurai Showdown 4
  • Savage Reign

Known Korean MVS Carts

Vic-A Korean Samurai Showdown 4 MVS cartridge
Vic-A Korean Breakers MVS cartridge
  • Art of Fighting 3
  • Breakers
  • The Last Soldier (The Last Blade)
  • The Last Soldier 2 (The Last Blade 2)
  • King of Fighters 97
  • King of Fighters 98
  • Money Puzzle Exchanger
  • Ninja Masters
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
  • Samurai Showdown 3 (as Fighters Swords)
  • Shock Troopers
  • Waku Waku 7

This FAQ is pretty far away from being completed. Please submit relevant information if you have any knowledge about the subject.

Fellow contributers: joe8, Kunio, Lovergoat, xiao_haozi, MmSadda, ne7, ResO,