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Region compatibility?
Posted on: 2004/12/5 21:45
I've looked about briefly, but I'm too lazy to keep looking, sooo...

Would a US Virtual Boy play Japanese games, or vice versa? I've decided it's time to add a VB to my console collection, but it'd be good to know if I pick up a US machine, it'll be able to play JP games.

Also, you can use a NES AC adapter with the VB, right? I'm in the UK, so if I put a UK power pack (240 v) into an NTSC Virtual Boy, would its circuits get fried? This matter is somewhat ambiguous, since I know you can't put UK power packs into foreign consoles, yet it's supposed to be ok to use a UK GBA charger on an import DS.

Re: Region compatibility?
Posted on: 2004/12/6 13:12
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Firstly, like the Game Boy / Advance, there is no region 'lock' between versions. The US version will quite happily play Japanese games, and vice versa.

Secondly, You can't use an AU/UK AC adapters because A; the voltage/current difference (VB needs 10V ~850mA). I use a (plug modded) Sega one, and it seems to work fine. And B; the plugs are totally different. The US SNES/VB plug is huge compared to the AU/EU ones. If you're going to use an AC adapter tap (as opposed to wiring it directly to the VB/controller) you'll need salvage a US plug in order to plug a local AC adapter into it.

Hope that helps. :)

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