PAL NES games running on NSTC hardware?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by FlyingFire64, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. FlyingFire64
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    If I get a PAL-region game, and try to play it on a NSTC NES, will it work without modifications?
     
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    jwitz GBAtemp Regular

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    How weird, I've literally just tried this.

    I'm UK based, and using an American toploader, with an AV mod. I tried several PAL titles on it, and they all fit, and worked albeit with faster music. (higher pitch too)

    If it's a normal NES, I'm not so sure. But it would have the same outcome if they fit. (faster music)
     
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    Top loader NES consoles don't have the 10NES lockout chips installed, so they should work out of the box. On a front loader, you'll have to cut a pin out of the chip to make it work region free.
     
  4. FlyingFire64
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    Ok, so they work on Top Loaders, but not Front Loaders. I'll keep that in mind if I ever want to play PAL NES games on NTSC hardware. But one more question: Does this apply for certain emulators like PocketNES for example?