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gunstarhero wrote:RossDaBoss wrote:Does anyone have some info about this blue label variant?
Yes, it's not common but it's not rare either. This game was released at the time when Sega changed their packaging from the black inserts to the blue inserts, so it appears to be Sega experimenting with labels at this time. I have never seen a blue box insert (but that doesn't mean they don't exist I just don't believe they do), but this blue labelled game cart was packaged within the standard black insert release.
As far as I have ever been able to establish, Streets of Rage II was the first PAL game to have region protection too.
The blue label went into production from 1994 onwards. The first title to use is was Sonic 3.
GMass wrote:Having finished my Dreamcast collecting I'm now chosen (or it chose me...) to collect for the Sega Megadrive. However I'm going to pace myself and take my time while trying now to spend too much and also help populate the artwork etc in the Retrocollect database.
So are there any more MD collectors about?
~nomad~ wrote:There was no blue label insert for streets of rage 2, just the cart. The manual should have a stapled sleeve rather than bound as well.
ninjabearhug wrote:Now then, on the subject of collecting Mega Drive games - I just made a crapload of searches on Ebay for all the games I still need all set with notifications sent straight to my phone (must remember to mute it when I go to bed ), I knocked a few common ones off the list earlier and have over half the games I still need in my watch list. All but one of the games I want for the PAL set are listed on Ebay right now, but unfortunately mostly at stupid prices! Gonna try my best not to get sidetracked this year like I have done for the past 10 or so years , my SMS collection started out as a side quest and I ended up finishing it before the MD set...
Anyway, 58 to go
ninjabearhug wrote:It's rumoured that there was a blue box release in Portugal.
Almeida wrote:ninjabearhug wrote:It's rumoured that there was a blue box release in Portugal.
Well, that was unexpected. I live in Portugal and have a copy of the blue label Streets of Rage cartridge (in poor condition ), but no box. I will investigate that and see what I can find.
XFile2708 wrote:x34 to go for me.. although the likes of Lakers vs Celtics and Mega Games 6 vol.3 are going to be a thorn in my side im sure.. lol
Almeida wrote:Indeed, cartridge is exactly the same. Never seen the european box for that game.
gunstarhero wrote:Almeida wrote:Indeed, cartridge is exactly the same. Never seen the european box for that game.
Picture of the complete boxed European PAL version in my Mega Drive album if you want to see it
As Hydr0x said, the cartridge is pretty common as it is exactly the same as the USA version.
On my quest to complete the full Mega Drive PAL set, I would say that Lakers Vs. Celtics was the one that was hardest to find for me personally. I searched for it daily on eBay for a couple of years before I finally got my copy and that was quite a few years ago now. I didn't realise it was as rare as it actually is though until last year.
Almeida wrote:I've seen some copies of Streets of Rage 2 blue label for sale here in Portugal, and the box is always the same as the "regular" version. I don't believe there was a blue label box for that game. I'll keep my eyes and years (and nose) open, though.
JokerJur wrote:I'm selling a few of my Megadrive games since I'm no longer going for a full set, I'm much more interested in Nintendo these day, SNES and GameCube. Anyway, not meant as a shameless add, but I was wondering if you guys had seen this cardboard sleeve before, for Psycho Pinball, I only see copies without it.
Tinsair wrote:Yeah I've got that sleeve on mine. I actually got my copy without and a few years later seen one with a sleeve over it, so I asked the guy if he could sell me just the sleeve & he did for £1
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