Electronic Arts

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Mega Drive Cartridges

Once upon a time I thought EA localised their cartridges like they did their covers, but it seems not - regardless of where you live in the world, the square-type EA cartridges for the Mega Drive read "for play on the Sega™ Genesis™ System" (though the more exotic ones mention Mega Drive too). Also without looking too deeply into it, I'm guessing all EA cartridges are region free.

I don't think there's much point in trying to group EA cartridge scans by region if every region got the same stuff, but I'm not sure what the best way to handle this situation is. A "Mega Drive World cartridge scans" category? "multi-region catridge scans"? Accolade's unlicensed games probably do this too.

Budokan US cart.jpgBudokan EU cart.jpg

JungleStrike MD US Cart.jpg200px

RoadRash MD US Cart.jpgRoadrash md jp cart.jpg

Shaqfu md us cart.jpgShaqfu md eu cart.jpg

unless of course you can spot the differences. And yes, for later games EU carts do have ESRB stickers -Black Squirrel 06:50, 26 July 2012 (CDT)

I'm not sure, though I know later Japanese cartridges are different (different color tab, different label). Perhaps figure this out as we find more scans? - Andlabs 11:00, 26 July 2012 (CDT)
Well there are occasions where you get Japanese-exclusive EA cartridges (and technically US-exclusive ones, because the game may have only been released in the US), but for a good chunk of these, US carts are identical to EU ones. I've been holding off uploading a bazillion scans for this reason - I don't know the best way of naming/categorising them -Black Squirrel 15:21, 26 July 2012 (CDT)
The EU Budokan cart has a symbol under the product code. - Hivebrain 00:51, 27 July 2012 (CDT)