Dreamcast Pal Games List
By
shining3master

Version 1.00
Last Update 17/06/2003

E-mail: shining3master@yahoo.com
My website: http://www.geocities.com/shining3master

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Table of Content
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1. Version History
2. Legal Information
3. Introduction
4. Frequent Questions and Answers
5. PAL Games Information
6. PAL Games List
7. Addition Dreamcast software and Demoís Disks
8. PAL Peripherals List
9. UK Dreamcast Magazines
10. Packaging Mistakes and Errors
11. Credits
12. Plans for Next Update
13. Contact Information 

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1. Version History
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Version 1.00: 17/06/2003
Added information on the fishing rod and games not released in Australia also 
updated the Packaging Mistakes and Errors section thanks to Karachi King.
Also changed around the order of how some of the games are listed.

Version 0.99: 10/06/2003
Huge updated Added Frequent Questions and Answers, PAL Peripherals List, 
Packaging Mistakes and Errors and PAL Games Information to name but a few. 
Added Drawing of the PAL Dreamcast Box and finished off all the unfinished 
sections, bar one.

Version 0.81: 03/02/2003
This is the first version of the FAQ, itís only a basic release which only 
contains a list for the games released in the UK the demo disks and other 
disks released in the UK. Never released version of this FAQ.

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2. Legal Information
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This FAQ is Copyrighted 2003 by shining3master

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3. Introduction
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This is my first every FAQ, so I hope you like it, when I first started 
writing this FAQ there werenít any FAQ to Dreamcast game lists there are now 
2, but still both of them are for Japanese and USA games. As I live in the UK 
they arenít much help to me or other PAL gamers. So I decided that someone 
should write a Dreamcast games list for PAL games. This first release only 
covers game released in the UK. It should apply to most European and PAL 
territories, but if there are any differences in releases please feel free to 
contact me and Iíll make a note about the differences. 

Just a quick note, I can only read English and have a very limited knowledge 
of French, so I can only really understand E-mail written to me in English. 

I hope to include in later releases of this FAQ, details about each games, 
packaging. When they were released, what their origin RRP was, if they have 
online features. How many players they support, what peripherals each games 
supports and if they support 60hz or are PAL optimised. I would also like to 
cover who made and released each game and what genre it belongs too.

I also hope to include the content of each demo disk and a few other bitís of 
information. 

English, spelling and grammar were never my strong points, so Iíll be very 
grateful if someone could point out any mistakes in this FAQ.

My sources that I used to help me write this FAQ are:

DC-UK Magazine
Dreamcast: The Official Dreamcast Magazine
Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine
My general knowledge of the Dreamcast and itís games.

In total, Iíll say Iíve played about 120 of the PAL Dreamcast titles, and Iíve 
seen for sales almost all of them. Most of the titles between 1999 and 2000 
where reviewed in the Dreamcast magazines, after that the magazines started 
dying out and many of the games that came out werenít even mention, Evolution 
2 Far of Promise was never review or even mention, by any of the magazines. I 
only discovered it had been released when I saw it sitting on a shelf in my 
local Game. Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine was the last 
magazine to go and by the end it was terrible, they cut down the magazine so 
much there was nothing in it. In short I have not just, copied the PAL games 
list from the magazines, a lot of this FAQ is my own work and knowledge so if 
you do want to post it on a website please contact me first. 

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4. Frequent Questions and Answers
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1.Q)First of Iíll start by answering the question what is PAL?
1.A)PAL is the TV system used by most of Europe and Australia and PAL stands 
for Phase Altering Lines 

2.Q)Iím always hearing that PAL games run at 50hz and have boarders, so Iím 
guess that NTSC is better?
2.A)No not by along shot in fact, PAL is much better than NTSC or Never Twice 
the Same Colour, as itís known in the TV industry. The only reason for the 
games being better is that, in the old days games where made to work on the 
NTSC system. As it had a larger share of the games market as both the USA and 
Japan use NTSC and as most games are developed in the USA and Japan. Now that 
most PAL game have 60hz option, they look better than the USA and Japanese 
games.

In case you want to know some TV technical information NTSC displays 525 lines 
where as PAL displays 625 lines. I should point out than NTSC was developed 
before PAL. As for other systems around the French used a system call SECAN, 
which is better than NTSC but worse than PAL, Digital is technically better 
than all of them, but it can appear pixilated some times as the image is made 
up of pixels. My dad worked in the TV industry for over 30 years, so he has a 
great understanding of how TV works.

3.Q)How many games support 60hz?
3.A)The Dreamcast is the first console to official support 60hz in Europe. 
However some of the older consoles like the Sega Saturn and Super Nintendo 
Entertainment System could be converted to play games at 60hz. In total I 
would say that about 75% of the Dreamcast games officially support 60hz. What 
I mean by officially is by somewhere in that game, you can find an option to 
change the game from 50hz to 60hz.

Sadly not all the games official support 60hz, this is mainly down to lazy and 
rushed programmers, who were unable or unwilling to add the 60hz option into 
games. Lucky some of these games can be forced into 60hz with the help of a 
Xploder or a DC-X disc. If you include the games that can be forced into 60hz 
then about 90-95% of the game support 60hz, sadly not all games can be force 
into 60hz. Forcing is covered in greater detail later on in this FAQ. 

4.Q)Can you list the games which are 50hz only?
4.A)Here is a list of all the 50hz games I know about, some of them can be 
forced into 60hz:

Aero Wings
Aero Wings 2: Air Strike
Bust A Move 4
Conflict Zone
Dino Crisis
Dynamite Cop
Evil Twin Cyprienís Chronicles
Flogian Brothers: episode one
Grandia 2
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Maken X
Pen Pen Triicelon
Power Stone
Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Sega Rally 2
Skies of Arcadia
Spawn in the Demon Hand
Spiderman
Star Wars: Episode 1 Jedi Power Battles
Super Magnetic Neo
The Next Tetris
Tokyo Highway Challenge 2
Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle
Zombie Revenge

5.Q)Can you list some of the games which canít be forced into 60hz
5.A)Ok here you go, the only way to play these games at 60hz is to buy a NTSC 
version JAP or US. Once again I should point out that I havenít played or 
tried this on all 50hz Dreamcast titles yet. 

Conflict Zone 
Dynamite Cop
Maken X
Pen Pen Triicelon
Skies of Arcadia

6.Q)How can I tell what peripherals each game supports and if it runs at 60hz
6.A)Most games list the peripherals they support on the back of their box, 
sadly they donít tell you if the game is 60hz or not. The only way to find out 
is to play the game itself and see if there is a 60hz option in the game. ODM 
did do a list however there were a number of mistakes in it.

7.Q)Can you tell me if X game supports X peripheral.
7.A)Sadly not at the moment, youíll have to do some more research about that 
game, I may do a more in-depth feature about each game in later versions of 
this FAQ. 

8.Q)Can you tell me more about X game.
8.A)No, try looking at a review website for more detail about a game.

9.Q)What would you say are some of the best PAL games on Dreamcast.
9.A)This, is a quick list of some of my favourite titles and some of the best 
games on Dreamcast, Iíve listed them all by genre.

Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Soul Calibur
Zombie Revenge
Mr Driller
Sega Rally 2
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Giga Wing
Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Maken X / Unreal Tournament
House of the Dead 2
Skies of Arcadia
Starlance
Virtua Tennis
Jet Set Radio
Rez
Shenmue 2
Phantasy Star Online Version 2

Special mentions go to:

Power Stone 2
Headhunter
Spawn in the Demon Hand
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Tokyo Highway Challenge 2
Grandia 2
Capcom vs SNK
Project Justice: Rival Schools 2
MDK 2 
Toy Commander

There are plenty of other great Dreamcast games, which I havenít listed. 

10.Q)What games would you say arenít any good.
10.A)I havenít really played that many bad games, bar Ultimate Fighting 
Championship, Tomb Raider, Buggy Heat and Ducati World, the rest Iíve just 
heard are bad.

Buggy Heat
Ducati World
Exhibition of Speed
Roadsters
Championship Surfer
Army Men: Sargeís Heroes
ECW Anarchy
ECW Hardcore Revolution
Aqua GT
Nightmare Creatures 2
South Park: Chefís Luv Shack
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Many of these games make me shudder the minute I hear their names!

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5. PAL Games Information
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The first thing I should point out is that a PAL game is intend for use only 
on a PAL Dreamcast, unless you have the correct device to play on a NTSC 
system they will not work.

So what do you get when you buy a PAL games, one box, one or more GD-ROM 
depending on the game, a manual and a back and front cover for the box.

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Box Information
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Unlike the USA and Japan, European games didnít come in normal CD dual cases 
or enlarged dual cases. Instead Sega of Europe decided to use their own unique 
design, so itís a pain to get replacement boxes. The European box is made up 
of 3 parts, the front case, the inner tray and the back case. Due to the way 
the case is designed you can open it in two ways, you can open the front case 
or the back of the case. The front case openís up to give you access to one 
side of the inner tray and the first CD holder. The back case openís up to 
give you access to the manual and the second CD holder.

The front case, plugís itself into 2 small holes found on the inner tray and 
has four small clips, which hold the front cover in place. The back case 
plugís into the inner tray, by the means of 2 small plastic plugs at the end 
of the case. Here are some basic drawings of the Drawing of the PAL Dreamcast 
box.

Right sided of case
_____________________________________
| _____________________________ |
| / \ |
|--| |--|
| \_____________________________/ |
|_____________________________________|


Top and Bottom of case 
____________________________________________
| ____ | ______________________________ |
|/ 0 \/ \ ___ |
| | |/___\|
| \______________________________/ |
|____________________________________________|


Left sided of case
_____________________________________
| _________________________________ |
| | | |
|_| |_|
| | | |
|_|_________________________________|_|

Front of case
_____ _______________________________________
| | |
| | |
| | | 
| | |
| ___ | |
|| \| |
|| T || |
|| S || |
|| A || Game Cover |
|| C || | 
|| M || |
|| A || |
|| E || |
|| R || |
|| D || |
|\___|| |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
|_____|_______________________________________|


This back of the PAL Dreamcast is basically a square, so I havenít done a 
drawing of it.

The Front and back cases are make from a light see-through plastic, not sure 
what type of plastic. The inner tray is made from a slight strong plastic and 
is coloured a deep blue. The final thing to mention is that the inner tray has 
a logo that said Dreamcast on its left side. 

Unlike the Sega Saturn the Dreamcast box has had no major changes to it nor 
did different companies make their own boxes as also happened with the Saturn.

There was only one small change and that was to do with the Dreamcast logo on 
the left side of the inner tray. In early released Dreamcast games the logo 
was printed on to the case with a Black Ink. In later released Dreamcast games 
the logo was engrave in to the inner tray, meaning that the logo was now 
plastic and was the same colour blue as the inner tray. The only of change I 
know about is to do with the front cover of Dreamcast games and I will talk 
about that later. 

The boxes itself is more stronger than a normal CD case, but itís still likely 
to crack if you drop it or hit it with a hard enough force.

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Addition Information
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1.The list of following games com on multiple GD-ROM Disc, they are listed in 
alphabetical order and the number next to them is how many GD-ROM Discs they 
come on.

Deep Fighter x2
Headhunter x2
Resident Evil 2 x2
Resident Evil Code: Veronica x2
Shenmue x4
Shenmue 2 x4
Skies of Arcadia x2

2.Cover design changes, early released Dreamcast games just had the name of 
the game and a picture for the front cover. However later titles also had the 
word Dreamcast in huge lettering and the swirl logo added on to the front 
cover of each game. 

3. The following games where not released in Australia.

Cannon Spike 
Evil Twin Cyprienís Chronicles
Evolution 2: Far off Promise
Flogian Brothers: episode one
Heavy Metal Geomatrix 
Outtrigger 
Phantasy Star Online Version 2
Project Justice: Rival Schools 2 
Rez 
Samba de Amigo 
Speed Devils Online 
Spiderman 
Super Magnetic Neo 
Virtua Tennis 2
(Information submitted by Karachi King)

4. Shenmue and Shenmue 2 both come with 2 manuals.

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6. PAL Games List
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Here it is, this is the known list of all PAL games released so far. There is 
still a slight chance that BigBen interactive could release some more games, 
but as each day passes it looks more and more unlikely.

All games are listed under their full name and in alphabetical order. 

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# = 5 Titles
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102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue
18 Wheeler American Pro Tucker
4 Wheel Thunder
4x4 Evolution
90 Minutes

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A = 5 Titles
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Aero Wings
Aero Wings 2: Air Strike
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Army Men: Sargeís Heroes
Aqua GT

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B = 5 Titles
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Bangai-O
Blue Stinger
Buggy Heat
Bust A Move 4
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

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C = 13 Titles
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Caesars Palace 2000
Cannon Spike
Carrier
Capcom vs SNK
Championship Surfer
Charge ĎNí Blast
Chicken Run
Chu Chu Rocket!
Coaster Works
Confidential Mission
Conflict Zone
Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi 2

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D = 12 Titles
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Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
Daytona USA 2001
Deadly Skies
Dead or Alive 2
Deep Fighter
Dino Crisis
Disneyís Dinosaur
Donald Duck: Quack Attack
Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
Dragonís Blood 
Ducati World
Dynamite Cop

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E = 9 Titles
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Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
ECW Anarchy
ECW Hardcore Revolution
European Super League
Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Evil Twin Cyprienís Chronicles
Evolution: The World of Sacred Devices
Evolution 2: Far off Promise
Exhibition of Speed

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F = 9 Titles
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F1 Racing Championship
F1 World Grand Prix
F1 World Grand Prix 2
Ferrari 355 Challenge: Passione Rossa
Fighting Force 2
Fighting Vipers 2
Flogian Brothers: episode one
Freestyle Scooter 
Fur Fighters

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G = 7 Titles
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Gauntlet Legends
Giant Killers
Giga Wing
Grandia 2
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grinch, The
Gunbird 2

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H = 5 Titles
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Headhunter
Heavy Metal Geomatrix
Hidden and Dangerous
House of the Dead 2, The
Hydro Thunder

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I = 3 Titles
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Incoming
International Track and Field
Iron Aces

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J = 4 Titles
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Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
Jet Set Radio
Jimmy White 2: Cueball
Jo Jo Bizarre Adventure

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K = 2 Titles
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Kao the Kangaroo
Kiss Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child

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L = 3 Titles
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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Le Mans 24 Hours
Looney Tunes: Space Racing

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M = 12 Titles
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Magforce Racing
Maken X
Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
MDK 2
Metropolis Street Racer
Midwayís Greatest Hits Volume 1
Millennium Soldier: Expendable
MoHo
Mortal Kombat Gold
Mr Driller
MTV Sports Skateboarding

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N = 10 Titles
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NBA 2K
NBA 2K2
NBA Hoopz
NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC
Next Tetris, The
NFL Blitz 2000
NFL Quarterback Club 2000
NHL 2K
Nightmare Creatures 2
Nomad Soul, The

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O = 1 Titles
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Outrigger

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P = 11 Titles
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Pen Pen Triicelon
Phantasy Star Online 
Phantasy Star Online Version 2
Planet Ring Ė Free on ODM Demo Disk issue #15 and comes with DC microphone
Plasma Sword: The Nightmare of Bilstein
POD 2
Power Stone
Power Stone 2
Project Justice: Rival Schools 2
Pro Pinball Trilogy
Psychic Force 2012

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Q = 1 Titles
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Quake 3 Arena

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R = 14 Titles
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Racing Simulator: Monaco Grand Prix
Racing Simulator: Monaco Grand Prix Online
Railroad Tycoon 2
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
Record of Lodoss War
Red Dog: Superior Firepower
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Re-Volt Revolution
Rez
Roadsters

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S = 48 Titles
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Samba De Amigo
San Francisco Rush 2049
Sega Brass Fishing
Sega Extreme Sports
Sega GT
Sega Rally 2
Sega Swirl Ė Free on ODM Demo Disk issue #7 and #17
Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000
Sega Worldwide Soccer: Euro Edition
Shadowman
Shenmue
Shenmue 2
Silent Scope
Silver
Skies of Arcadia
Slave Zero
Sno Cross: Championship Racing
Snow Surfers
Soldier of Fortune
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Shuffle
Soul Calibur
Soul Fighter
South Park: Chefís Luv Shack
South Park Rally
Space Channel 5
Spawn in the Demon Hand
Spec Ops 2: Omega Squad
Speed Devils
Speed Devils Online
Spiderman
Spirit of Speed 1937
Starlance
Star Wars: Demolition
Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
Star Wars: Episode 1 Jedi Power Battles
Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Street Fighter 3: Double Impact
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Stunt GP
Stupid Invaders
Super Magnetic Neo
Super Runabout
Surf Rocket Racer
Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing
Sword of the Berserk: Gutís Rage
Sydney 2000

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T = 15 Titles
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Tech Romancer
Tee off Golf
Time Stalkers
Tokyo Highway Challenge
Tokyo Highway Challenge 2
Tom Clancyís Rainbow Six
Tom Clancyís Rouge Spear
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Tony Hawkís Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawkís Skateboarding
Toy Commander
Toy Racer
Toy Story 2
Trickstyle

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U = 5 Titles
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UEFA Dream Soccer
UEFA Striker
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Unreal Tournament
Urban Chaos

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V = 8 Titles
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Vanishing Point
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
Virtua Athlete 2K
Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle
Virtua Striker 2 (ver 2000.1)
Virtua Tennis
Virtua Tennis 2
V-Rally 2 Expert Edition

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W = 9 Titles
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Wacky Racers
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour
Wetrix+
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Wild Metal
Worms Armageddon
Worms World Party
WWF Attitude
WWF Royal Rumble

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Z = 1 Titles
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Zombie Revenge

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Current Total Dreamcast Titles = 217
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If you know a game I am missing or question the release of a game I have on 
the list please E-mail me. Contact information for me can be found at the top 
and bottom of this FAQ. 

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Games unknown if released in the UK/Europe
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This is a list of games whose release is questionable, many of them were 
reviewed in magazines and some people have claimed to have, seen them for 
sale.

A couple of people I know swore they saw one of the King of Fighters released 
in Europe and I remember one of the magazines saying it was coming out, but 
did it?

One person I recently spoke with reckoned that Armada and Bang! Gunship Elite 
were both released but I never saw them in any shops in my area. But one of 
the Dreamcast Magazine said that Armada never got an official release in 
Europe.

Armada
Atari Anniversary Pack 
Bang! Gunship Elite 
Frogger 2
King of Fighters ??
Matt Hoffman Pro BMX
NFL 2K
NHL 2K2

If you can help with the release of any of these games, please contact me, 
also contact me if you have proof of their release or canning. An imagine of 
the PAL version in itís box would be nice proof, if it does exist.

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7. Addition Dreamcast software and Demoís Disks
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Free Demo Disk
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Dream On Collection 1: Free with mid produced Dreamcast 
Dream On Collection 2: Free with later produced Dreamcast 
Dream On Volume 1: Free with early produced Dreamcastís
Sonic Adventure 2 -The Trial- : Free with Phantasy Star Online 

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Dreamcast: The Official Dreamcast Magazine Demoís
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Known as ODM for short.

Dream On Volume 2: Found on ODM issue 1 
Dream On Volume 3: Found on ODM issue 2
Dream On Volume 4: Found on ODM issue 3
Dream On Volume 5: Found on ODM issue 4
Dream On Volume 6: Found on ODM issue 5
Dream On Volume 7: Found on ODM issue 6
Dream On Volume 8: Found on ODM issue 7
Dream On Volume 9: Found on ODM issue 8
Dream On Volume 10: Found on ODM issue 9
Dream On Volume 11: Found on ODM issue 10
Dream On Volume 12: Found on ODM issue 11
Dream On Volume 13: Found on ODM issue 12
Dream On Volume 14: Found on ODM issue 13
Dream On Volume 15: Found on ODM issue 14
Dream On Volume 16: Found on ODM issue 15
Dream On Volume 17: Found on ODM issue 16
Dream On Volume 18: Found on ODM issue 17
Dream On Volume 19: Found on ODM issue 18
Dream On Volume 20: Found on ODM issue 19
Dream On Volume 21: Found on ODM issue 20
Dream On Volume 22: Found on ODM issue 21

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Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine Demoís
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Ultimate Cheats Volume 1: Dreamcast Magazine issue 10
Ultimate Cheats Volume 2: Dreamcast Magazine issue 24

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DC-UK Magazine Demoís
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From what I understand DC-UK did an Action Replay demo, however I donít know 
what it contained or what issue it was released with, as the first issue of 
DC-UK I brought was issue 20, which also happened to be itís last issue. Some 
information would be helpful on this one.

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DreamKey Version 1.0
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Came with early released Dreamcastís as the standard version of DreamKey.

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DreamKey Version 1.5
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Replaced DreamKey Version 1.0 as the standard version of DreamKey to come with 
the Dreamcast. It also came free with the game Chu Chu Rocket. 

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DreamKey Version 3.0
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Released in March 2002, as a postal offer you had to fill in a form at Dream 
Arena online from February 6th onwards to receive it. I believe the offer has 
now ended for the online sign up. 

However it also came free with Phantasy Star Online Version 2, due to this 
reason quite a few people ended up with more than one copy of this disk, my 
brother included. 

I believe you may still be able to get a copy from Sega, if you give them a 
phone call. 

You need DreamKey Version 3.0 to be able to go online in the UK nowadays, this 
is because Dream Arena was shut down, shortly after itís release. DreamKey 
Version 1.0 and 1.5 both used Dream Arena to go online, so they no longer work 
anymore.

Both DreamKey Versions 2.0 and 2.5 were canned in the UK.

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Xploder DC
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A cheat device, which is designed to help people cheat at games, it is also 
the bane of all true Phantasy Star Online Players. It can also be used to play 
import games, released by Blaze in the UK. If you have the correct codes you 
can force some PAL games into 60hz, which didnít have this option originally 
with the Xploder, the DC-X also does the same but you donít need a code for 
each game. These code where taken from the website www.gbparadise.de, sadly 
the website isnít around anymore.

60hz codes

Evil Twin CC: 0F0D6846
0000E10A 

Grandia 2: 0F0387A0
0000E000

Soul Reaver LOK: 0F12DA78
0000E000

Power Stone: 0F0E5294 
0000E400
0F0E5298
0000E400
0F0E529C
0000E400

Spawn ITDH: 0F0D3780
0000200A 

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MP3 DC
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Another device released my Blaze, this one letís you play MP3 files on your 
Dreamcast.

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DC-X
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Another device released my Blaze, this one also letís you play import games on 
your DC, as Blaze released this and the Xploder in the UK. Blaze tried to 
cover up the fact that the Xploder does play import games. Iíve also heard 
that DC-X canít play all import games, but I donít know if thatís true or not. 
It can also force some PAL games, which are 50hz only into 60hz. This 
includes:

Bust A Move 4
Evil Twin Cyprienís Chronicles
Grandia 2
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Sega Rally 2
Spawn in the Demon Hand
Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle

Sadly not all the games can be force into 60hz, Dynamite Cop & Skies of 
Arcadia are two examples of games which cannot be force into 60hz. Dynamite 
Cop crashes if you force it into 60hz.

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Bleemcast
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Bleem was a well-known Playstation, emulator for the PC. Who decided too start 
emulating Playstation game on the Dreamcast, hence the Name Bleemcast. 

Original they were going to release about 100 games on each Bleem disk, but in 
the end they settled for 1 title per disk. Only 3 three games were emulated in 
this way, as Bleem went bust shortly after releasing the third disc. 

The three games emulated by Bleemcast were:

Grand Turismo 2
Metal Gear Solid
Tekken 3

I donít know if they were all release in the UK however, as only import shops 
tended to sell Bleemcast. The big chains like EB and Game didnít sell 
Bleamcast titles as Sony told them, that it wouldnít supply Playstation games 
to stores that sold Bleemcast titles. As you can guess the Bleemcast disk were 
quite hard to find in the UK because of this factor.

You also need a copy of the original Playstation game to use the Bleemcast 
disk, as the disk itself only allowed the Dreamcast to read the Playstation 
disk. 

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8. PAL Peripherals List 
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Official Sega Peripherals List
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This is a list of all the official peripherals released in The UK/Europe by 
Sega of Europe

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Dreamcast
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Yes the console itís self, when buying a Dreamcast in Europe you get: 

1 DC Main Unit, 
1 RF Cable, 
1 Modem Cable, 
1 Modem Cable Adaptor, 
1 Dream Modem 33.6kps, 
1 Power/Mains Lead, 
1 Dreamcast Controller, 
A set of instructions manuals, including a manual to Dreamarena, which is now 
useless as Sega has since shut down Dreamarena.
1 Demo disk or a game depending on what Dreamcast offer you buy.
1 DreamKey disc, either version 1.0 or 1.5 depending on when you bought you 
DC. DreamKey 3.0 was never given away with the DC. 

The DC has up to 4 joypad ports and can support up to four players on a single 
Dreamcast. The number of player changes from game to game however, some online 
games can support more than 4 players online, I believe Bombman Online was up 
to 8 players online.

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RGB Scart Lead
---------------
A lead that letís you link, your Dreamcast into a scart port rather than a RF 
unit, improves the Dreamcast picture quality greatly. If you have a scart TV I 
highly advise that you, get a RGB scart cable as soon as possible, as it 
improves the Dreamcast picture quality greatly. Word of warning for those of 
you who have a PAL DC and play import NTSC games on it. Not all NTSC system 
games work with the RGB Scart Lead, Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service is 
one of them, youíll have to use the RF lead instead as me and my brother found 
out. 

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Dreamcast Controller
---------------------
Your basic Dreamcast controller, youíll need one for each player in a game, 
common knowledge I guess. The DC Controller has 2 ports for plug in 
peripherals like the VMU and the Vibration Pack. The controller has 7 button 
in total which are: Start, A, B, X, Y and two triggers on the side, L and R. 
It also has 1 d-pad and 1 analogue stick. The basic colour of the controller 
was white, but Sega of Europeís online shop, did have other colours for sale.

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Visual Memory Unit
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The memory card, for the Dreamcast, has a built in LED screen 4 button and a 
mini d-pad, has 200 blocks of memory. Also has a port on the top of it so you 
can link up and transfer data between 2 VMU and plug it into a Dreamcast 
Controller. It also takes 2 batteries, which are the same make as the one 
needed for the Sega Saturnís internal clock and memory. VMU lets you manage 
the data on it and play mini games on it, the only problem was that games 
tended to take up all the VMU memory and the batteries only lasted about 3 
months. The 200 block on them was pretty small, and the memory used by each 
game differed greatly, you could get lucky and get about 30 games on a VMU or 
you could have 3 games, which take up all your memory.

The standard VMU is white in a blue box, however towards the end of the 
Dreamcast life in Europe. Sega of Europe started to import some of the USA 
made VMU. Itís interesting to see the different, they work perfectly fine but 
there are a couple of differences. There are different coloured VMUís, they 
come in a range of transparent colours which are, red, black, green and blue. 
I myself have a red one they also come in a small black box. You can also pick 
up the standard USA white VMU, they came in a white blister pack and also look 
the same as a European white VMU but have one difference aside from the 
Packaging. The different being the USA VMU has the Dreamcast swirl logo next 
to the word Dreamcast. The European VMU just have the word Dreamcast on them 
only in bigger lettering, why they took off the swirl I have no idea. 

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Vibration Pack
---------------
Put simply it makes the Dreamcast Controller shakes violently, yes you too can 
damage your wrists as you use it. I hate these things and find that they add 
nothing to the enjoyment of the game. The wristís joke, is related to a case 
where I heard someone damage their wrists, because they played rumble games 
all the time, although they never said which console the person played. 

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Dreamcast Keyboard
-------------------
Turn your Dreamcast in to a PC with this handy keyboard, just kidding. Makes 
using the Internet and typing on gameís like PSO a lot easy. Can also be used 
in conjunction with the Dreamcast Mouse to get PC style FPS controls, in some 
games. 

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Dreamcast Mouse
----------------
Makes using the Internet a lot easier and is supported by some games. It can 
be used in conjunction with the Dreamcast Keyboard to get PC style FPS 
controls, in some games. A word of warning DreamKey 1.0 and 1.5 donít work 
with the Mouse, so youíll need to get a copy of DreamKey 3.0 to use the mouse 
with the internet.

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Dreamcast Light Gun
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The official Sega light gun, has a d-pad and 3 button, two of the buttons, 
Start and B, can be found at the back of the gun just above the d-pad. The 
third button is the trigger itself the light gun also has a space for one VMU.
You can fit a Vibration Pack into the back of the light gun however it is not 
recommend as the Vibration Pack can damage the gun. You shouldnít really put a 
VMU into the back of the light gun either, what youíre supposed to do is place 
a Dreamcast Controller into the next available joypad port. Which will be 
either port 2 or 3, as gun games only support 2 players, the VMU should be 
inserted into that Dreamcast Controller. The reason being that the VMU can be 
shaken free of the gun when in use, why they didnít remove the VMU port 
altogether is any oneís guess.

In Europe only 2 games, supported the light gun, House of the Dead 2 and 
Confidential Mission. The light gun itself was only sold in a package with 
House of the Dead 2 and at one stage you could only buy the gun on itís own 
from Sega official online store. For what every reason known to Sega 
Confidential Mission was not sold with a light gun. This meant that it was 
very hard to get a hold of a second light gun, if you wanted to play 2 player, 
like my brother and me. However later last year, I did notice that some of my 
local shops started to sell the light gun separately. The light gun itself is 
white with an orange trigger button, the two buttons on the back are blue and 
the d-pad is black.

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Dreamcast Microphone
---------------------
Letís strange people, hear your voice! The only game that officially supports 
this peripheral, is Planet Rings, which is given away free with the 
Microphone. Iím also guessing you can use it for some online chat, other than 
that, this peripheral is pretty useless and in my view is a complete waste of 
money. 

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Dreamcast Arcade Stick
-----------------------
Your standard arcade style stick, makes beat-em-up games, like Marvel Vs 
Capcom 1/2, Street Fighter 3, Capcom Vs SNK 1/PRO/2, much easier to play. Word 
of warning a number of fault Arcade Sticks where made if you plug one of these 
babyís into your Dreamcast it will blow the control chip of your console 
rendering your DC useless.

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Dreamcast Race Controller
--------------------------
Gives you an Arcade style steering wheel and in my view greatly improves all 
the racing games on the Dreamcast greatly. Word of warning, however not all 
the racing games support it and some donít work very well with it. Crazy Taxi 
1 and 2, Sega Rally 2 and Daytona USA 2001 all work fine with it. However 
Metropolis Street Racer doesnít work very well with the steering wheel at all, 
despite having the Dreamcast Race Controller logo on the back of the box 
saying itís compatible, another reason why that game is bug ridden trash.

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Dreamcast Fishing Rod (Australia Only)
--------------------------------------- 
The Australians get something we donít? Well they need something to makeup for 
all the games not released over there. This device allows you to play fishing 
games, just like how it would be in real life except you wonít get wet when it 
rains(@-@). As to why the official rod was only released in Australia is any 
oneís guess.(Submitted by Karachi King)

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Samba De Amigo Maracas 
-----------------------
The reason why Samba De Amigo costs £100! I havenít play Samba De Amigo so 
there isnít really much I can say about the Maracas, except shake them like 
crazy. 

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MIP (Missing in PAL)
------------------------
56.6kps Modem, 
Broadband Modem, 
The Virtual On Twin Sticks, 
The Dreamcast Camera, Virtual Eye 
The 4x Memory Card, 
The ASCII PAD FT 
The VGA adapter

A few notes, the VGA adapter was never officially released in Europe, but I 
believe there were some unofficial oneís produced. The Modem speaks for itself 
SOE had the cheek to downgrade the modem from 56.6 to 33.6 and broadband is 
years off in this country. Sadly Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram was never 
released in this country neither were the Twin Sticks, which is a great shame, 
so I had to pick VO up on import (^-^) itís a great game. The 4x Memory Card 
kept getting put back and back and back, until it was never released. The 
ASCII PAD FT was a flight controller joypad and the Dreamcast camera speaks 
for itself. 

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9. UK Dreamcast Magazines
==========================

Coming Soon..

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10. Packaging Mistakes and Errors
=================================

Here is some interesting and funny facts about some of the European games.

1. (Soul Calibur) The font they used for the summary writing on the back of 
the box, is so bad, that it appears that they have spelled Soul Calibur 
wrong, or Soul Callbur as the box puts it.

2. (Evil Twin) The manual clearly stateís that there is a 50/60hz option in
the game, sadly itís missing. The only way to get 60hz in this game is to 
use an Xploder or DC-X disc.

3.(Dynamite Cop) Another manual error, this one mention about a free download 
extra you can get from the net called the Detonator Pack. Sadly you canít 
download it from the website, the manual direct you too. The Detonator Pack 
was never released for the European version. Also the US and Japanese 
Detonator Packís donít work with the European Version of the game. 
Currently Iím in the process of trying to get a US version of Dynamite Cop. 
To see what the Detonator Pack is like and because the European version is 
missing all three of the secret characters and the game is 50hz only :(.

4. (NFL Blitz 2000) Normally on the side spine of the game the name of the 
game is written on it, NFL Blitz 2000 side spine is just left blank!!

5. (Floigan Brothers: episode one) Page 29 of the manual states that there are 
five option to select from the main menu. The game only has four to chose 
from, by the way did I mention this game should have online bounsís? Yep
you guess it the online mode was taken out, like so many other games.

6. (F1 World Grand Prix 2) This game has no in game screenshots any where on 
the box, thatís never a good sign.

7. (Street Fighter Alpha 3) The manual is missing Guileís moves list.

8. (Psychic Force 2012)The picture of Regina, on the front cover has been 
slightly censored, she is wearing a low top dress and is showing quite a 
lot of her cleavage. Someone has painted her cleavage red, just like her
dress, interestingly if you turn to page 23 of the manual youíll see an
uncensored version of the Regina Picture.

Another interesting fact about Psychic Force 2012, is that it has a picture 
on the reverse of the front cover, normally itís just left blank.

9. (Toy Racer) Page 25 of the manual mentions about 4 hidden vehicles, no one 
I know, has every found them. If they had to be unlock while online this is
now impossible as the Toy Racerís sever has now been shut down in Europe.

10.(Mortal Kombat Gold) One of the most bug ridden games on the Dreamcast,
despite page 5 of the manual telling how to use the VMU and the save
options in the main menu of the game. The VMU feature does work with MKG, 
quite why it doesnít work Iíll never know Midway mess up big, only a notice
on page 3 of the manual informs you of Midwayís error. 

11.(Gauntlet Legends) Although each game saved only, takes up 3 blocks of
memory, the game actually need more to perform the save, so youíll need a 
few spare block in your VMU. A point which the manual fails to inform you
of. 

12.(V-Rally 2 Expert Edition) This game comes with a Erratum card, referring 
to a mistake in the game, I believe it has a problem like, Gauntlet Legends
where by itís need some spare memory to perform the save itself. 

13.(Evil Twin, Cannon Spike, Heavy Metal Geomatrix and Conflict Zone)
All 4 of these games where released by BigBen interactive, however it
appears that BigBen didnít spend a lot of money on printing the front and 
back covers and the manual. All four games had their manual printed on the
wonk and the front and back covers looked like they were printed on an ink
jet printer, no joke. 

14.(Fur Fighters) What the manual doesnít tell you is that this game is filled 
to the brim with bugs and glitches. See some of the Fur Fighters FAQ for
more details.

15.(Metropolis Street Racer) MSR was recalled, in Europe when a bug was found 
that would unlock courses even if you didnít have the correct kudos. This 
is quite a handy bug, as it makes the game much easier.

16.(Grandia 2) The contents page in the manual is very wrong, for starters 
itís said that there is a user support section on page 61, the manual only
goes up to page 60, which is the credit page. It also mentions a section on 
Grandia 2 Goods as well, that section is also missing, the page numbers 
for most of the other sections are also wrong. I believe the reason for all 
the mistakes, is because the manual is based on the US versionís manual, 
only with certain pages removed. As the US manual, had a Grandia 2 Music CD 
offer in it, which would have been in the removed Grandia 2 goods section. 

17.(Evolution 2: Far Off Promise) Not really a mistake, rather laziness on 
behalf of the games publishers and developer. Rather than do the voice 
over in English or even remove them, they decided to leave the Japanese
oneís in this is very annoying. What really gets my goat is the answer in
the manual as to why they did it, integrity and preserve donít go well 
together in a sentence, in my view it reeks of laziness.

18.(Plasma Sword: The Nightmare of Bilstein) Pages 15 & 16 of the manual have 
a picture error on them. Next to Vector movelist there is a picture of
Zelkin and next to Zelkin movelist there is a picture of Vector.

19.(Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes) If you check out the instruction 
for the VS COM, VMU download. Youíll notice that someone canít spell the 
word friend correctly or fiend as MVC2 puts it. 

20.(Evolution: The World of Sacred Devices)The back of the Evolution box state 
that the game has VGA compatible, but it's not. (Submitted by Karachi King)

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11. Credits
============

People who have helped me write this FAQ and contributed to the information in 
it. By all means please feel free to send me any information that would help 
me improve my FAQ, full credit will be given.

shining3master ( shining3master@yahoo.com )
-Me the writer of this FAQ. (^0^)

slicer1000
-My brother gave me a few suggestions for this FAQ.

Karachi King
-Submitted the Evolution packaging error, the list of games not released in 
Australia and information on the fishing rod.

Alexius2k
-Submitted some information.

Cull and Daria
-For suggesting that I change the order in which I listed some games.

The Official Dreamcast Magazine
-Helped me find information on some games and how to spell their names 
correctly!!!

Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine: 
-Also helped me with information on some of the games.

DC-UK: 
-Also helped me with information on a couple of games.

www.gbparadise.de
-For being one of the best PAL Xploder code websites, R.I.P

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12. Plans for Next Update
==========================
Aside from the up date to all the other sections including Packaging Mistakes 
and Errors. I also hope to start adding the in-depth game section, I also plan 
to do a section on Import games and a section on Online games. Plus there will 
me plenty more so watch this space as they say. 

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13. Contact Information 
========================

If you need to contact me my E-mail is: shining3master@yahoo.com 

Please feel free to E-mail me any suggestions you think could help improve my 
FAQ and anything you feel maybe useful for my FAQ about the Dreamcast. If you 
are going to contact me please insure you put ďyour FAQĒ in the subject line 
of the e.mail. 

My website: http://www.geocities.com/shining3master 
If youíre looking for a guide to Shining Force 3, I advised you check out my 
website.

This FAQ is Copyrighted 2003 by shining3master

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