How do I know if the games are PAL ...

#1NazomiPosted 4/22/2013 12:52:29 AM
Hi all,

My sound like a stupid question.

I am buying 6 games on Wednesday (via gumtree) from a guy whose American - I'm in Australia. He said they are all PAL but I will want to check/test.

Rather than putting every cartridge in one at a time is there anywhere on the box that states this?

That way I'll check the box then for the manual+game and this will take seconds. Otherwise I have to go through everyone one game at a time.

I am in Oz and Mario Bros 2 3D, Mario Kart 7 3D, Star Wars 3 3D, Tetris 3D, Pilot Wings 3D and some Nintendo Dogs crap 3D all for $70 (AUD) AND a spare charger, 3DS case and cover, spare stylus and a bag.

I basically only want the first two, all others will be traded.
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#2IAznDragonI YanPosted 4/22/2013 12:57:11 AM(edited)
if the rating system on the cart/box is PEGI and not ESRB
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#3sockesockePosted 4/22/2013 12:57:24 AM
theres a message on the back of the box that says something like "this software is only compatible with european and australian 3ds models". if you have something like that on the box you should be good to go.
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#4BuretsuPosted 4/22/2013 1:00:07 AM
Well, on the back of the box for NTSC games it says "Plays on Nintendo 3DS systems sold for the Americas only" so I have to imagine there's something similar on PAL game boxes.
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#5badboyPosted 4/22/2013 1:05:32 AM
PAL is a television standard, there are no PAL 3DS games. If you mean European or Australian, one quick way would be to see the age rating label on front cover. The back cover should also mention it. You can also check the GameFAQs box shots:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/620831-/images
#6RX02BansheePosted 4/22/2013 1:10:20 AM(edited)
Yes, all our games are PAL region games. Because the 3DS is a region locked system and our region coding is PAL region coding. So the only games you are going to find in the majority of stores outside a few really rare ones that specialize in US imports are PAL region games.

And yes, it is on the box. Flip the box over to the back and then look at the Important part in the left bottom side of any box, it will start off by saying it is for European/Australian 3DS systems only. At least that's what's on my two 3DS games, but it's almost certainly standard.
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#7necxv17Posted 4/22/2013 1:18:16 AM
PAL Serials:
New Super Mario Bros 2 [CTR-ABEP]
Mario Kart 7 [CTR-AMKP]
LEGO Star Wars III - The Clone Wars [CTR-ALGP]
Tetris AXIS [CTR-ATLP]
Pilot Wings Resort [CTR-AWAP]

Nintendogs + Cats - Toy Poodle & New Friends [CTR-ADCP]
Nintendogs + Cats - Golden Retriever and New Friends [CTR-ADAP]
Nintendogs + Cats French Bulldog and New Friends [CTR-ADBP]
#8ObtuseAnginaPosted 4/22/2013 1:24:27 AM
PAL games also have noticeably different cases at least for DS games
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#9CurryfiendPosted 4/22/2013 2:27:44 AM
If it has an ESRB rating then it's American, if it has a PEGI or Australian age rating then it's PAL and will work.
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#10Nazomi(Topic Creator)Posted 4/22/2013 3:26:05 AM
Thanks guys,

I only have pre installed Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Zelda and MGS3 Snake Eater.

Zelda is rated G and on the back theres nothing specific but it does state: Distributed by Nintendo Australia which I guess covers it.

MGS3 is rated 15 on the front. It does state European Registered Design but again nothing specific. By that I mean 'PAL' or European version. I guess they don't expect the different versions of games to be floating around the different areas.

If I'm not sure on the day I'll be an ass and try everyone.
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