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I Ranked Every European PAL Game on NES

JohnRiggs
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We hear about the hidden gems and fun import games from Japan on NES but not many talk about all the games from our friends in the UK, Australia and more. I found all the PAL games I could find and rank them.

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216 Comments

  1. As a British person, I find the idea of British themed diners hilarious.

  2. You are missing 1. Rainbow Islands PAL version is made by Ocean and has better graphics. It's a complete different game

  3. Weird that they called football games soccer here in europe cause if you go around here saying soccer instead of football, your life expectansy might drop drastically.😄

  4. Aussie Rules Footy – field is oval my dude and we don't use padding either /flex

    Very generous with the C too haha

  5. A duck in cricket means that player was out without scoring a run

  6. You need to read the Asterix comics! They are extremely funny books.

  7. hahaha ah wooow , thumbs up for drinking from a Wales cup 🙂 .

  8. 80% of these games look awesome, even though I already knew about Mr. Gimmick & Devil World!

  9. Elite is complex but definitely worth your time to learn. NES port isn't bad either. It's a legend in the UK.

  10. The bravest man on youtube always eating on camera

    Your show makes me hungry

  11. I actually watched quite a few Asterix cartoon movies in middle school French class. Both in English and in French.

  12. Elite is a space trading game where you track prices on different planets. You can trade in forbidden items like drugs and slaves and it changes you status (like GTA). if you are a bad guy cops attack instantly. IF you play clean you get protection from them. You can upgrade your ship to add weapons, and more importantly a solar scoop that lets you get fuel from flying near the sun instead of having to buy it. The scoop also allows you to pick up space debris and floating cargo to sell for free credits.

  13. The unique mechanic of controlling two characters with each button in New Ghostbusters 2 makes for a very fun experience. There's a side-scrolling Ghostbusters game for the Sega Genesis, witch gets a lot of praise, but a think the top-down perspective along with the unique mechanic of controlling two characters makes NG2 stand out more.

  14. I wish Noah's Ark was actually NOAH's Ark, and you played as Misawa.

  15. that part in GB2 with the corridors and office with red carpet reminds me so much of Space Quest 3 when Roger is at the scumsoft offices/cubicles vaporizing the trash

  16. Thanks for the ranking videos! Will you be doing more NES and SNES soon?

  17. In the UK a marathon was a snickers, curley wurlies have always been curly wurlies.

  18. Love the channel John but it's time to let go of the bald mullet.

  19. Man, I really want Devil World to get put on the Switch NES Online. There's already precedent of dropping Famicom titles that didn't get a US release on it

  20. Lovely video. FYI 'Aussie' is pronounced 'Ozzy', as in Wizard of Oz.

  21. I'm Cricket when your out for a duck it means the batsman didn't score any runs

  22. We had lots of Asterix in canada in the french schools, also Mr.Gimmick is giving me some megaman vibes

  23. Oh wow!! I used to live just down the street from that place and always wanted to check it out. Looks like a trip to Puyallup is in order. Thanks for another fun vid!! 👍

  24. dude so many awesome games I did not know about. I need to see if I can find these.
    I remember seeing carts of Mr Gimmick at portland retro gaming expo

  25. The thumbnail for this video is hilarious.

  26. Another great video man! Don't stop these, please!

  27. Hi JR to experience the PAL region completely you need playing the games while eating a meat pie aka a maggot sack or rats coffin.

  28. Ahhhh Astrix. They came out with some ps4 titles and they're quite good. Just played the arcade version with buddy and it was alot of fun. If you get the chance watch the movie "Astrix & the 12 Tasks"

  29. Mr. Gimmick, that game should be up there with Zelda or Mario on the NES…

  30. You've ranked the black box games, but when are you going to rank the rest of the Nintendo published NES games? Really appreciate your content, by the way!

  31. Fun fact : Asterix was supposed to be released in the US, published by Electro Brain. But it never happened for some unknown reason…

    Besides, this game has one of the best NES soundtracks (like The Smurfs, by the same composer).

  32. It is an odd twist of history that So many good games never got released in the US from one single ( well two or three, depending how you define it) publisher. A missed opportunity really.

  33. Contra was Probotector because of Germany’s strict censorship rules at the time.

    And Ninja Turtles was Hero Turtles because the UK originally had a law that banned ninja related material even weapons, Michelangelo’s Nunchaku (or simply Nunchucks) were censored in the cartoon and movies but not the games, but the name was still changed until the Movie where it’s now Ninja Turtles in UK too.
    The same issues also applied to Ninja Gaiden/Shadow Warrirors and even the Tenchu games on PlayStation systems.

    But these laws are no longer present. So they can use the US and Japanese counterparts now.

    Oh and Mr. Gimmick was also released in Japan too as simply Gimmick.

  34. You should have mentioned the PAL version of Mario Bros which would be my only PAL essential! It plays so much better than the NTSC version. Mario is just much more responsive and the graphics are closer to the Arcade version.

  35. The Astrix and obelix cartoons / comics are great and of good quality , there is alsow an Astrix and Obelix amusementpark in Plailly, ‎France .

  36. Does that place have black currant candy? I really need some in my life.

  37. Looks like the EU got some pretty sweet NES games. Weird they didn't bring a lot of those to us since the Nes did a lot better here than there, where they were all about the C64 and Master System.

  38. some great games , but that trolls tho lol

  39. i had uforia as a kid (from seden) awsome game

  40. There was a Prince valiant cartoon in England

  41. Super turrican seems to have been left out of this list and would likely be the best of the lot – Great nes game!

  42. Pinky Out is completely class 😄

    "When in doubt…."

  43. Aladdin 😍 I bought it a few months ago on gog, but very tricky Jump&Run

  44. Asterix had a few animated movies from late 70s to 90s. Childhood favorites

  45. It's funny that Curly Wurly is called Marathon bar, because in the UK we had a Marathon bar but ours the old name for Snickers.

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