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Bomberman93 PCE JP BossEyecatch6.png

Bomberman93 TG16 US BossEyecatch6.png

An example of a comparison. Some of the boss eyecatches in Bomberman '93 were edited in localisation to remove Japanese cultural references, such as this eyecatch for the sixth boss.

Many video games are not always the same - they can differ wildly across different versions, be it regionally, across different formats, or through later releases where a game has received some changes from an earlier release. NEC Retro aims to compare differences between multiple versions of a game where applicable, categorising the types of comparisons into the following sections:

  • Version comparisons: Differences across the same game released for multiple platforms (e.g. PC-9801 vs. PC Engine), even with non-NEC platforms such as the Super NES, PlayStation and Mega Drive (non-NEC version screenshots should be uploaded to Retro CDN).
  • Localisation comparisons: Differences across regional releases (e.g. Japanese vs. Western), as games can be subject to many changes in localisation such as to add/remove cultural references.
  • Revision comparisons: Changes may be made to a game that is rereleased in a later print run and/or under a budget label (e.g. Rev 00 vs 01).
  • Game comparisons: These are usually the case for games that are either a rebranding of another game (e.g. Wonder Boy in Monster World vs. The Dynastic Hero), the game combines content from other games or, in the case of unlicensed games, stolen assets from official games.

In the case of prototype builds, the purpose of comparison sub-pages is to compare the prototypes to the final builds, showing what may have been added, removed or changed during a game's development.

Pages in category "Comparisons"

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