SNES Game Preferable Version List

Alright?

So this is a list of SNES games and their preferable version to get assuming a few things:

  • You have a PAL Super Nintendo modified to allow a 60Hz (NTSC) output
  • You prefer to buy PAL games (for their aesthetics) but only if they work 100% perfectly at 60Hz

This list is from my own personal experiences and will expand as I get / test more games.

Check out these other posts for modifying your SNES and for playing NTSC-U games on a PAL console.

Game 100% 60Hz Compatible Version To Get Notes
Chrono Trigger N/A NTSC-U No PAL release
Donkey Kong Country Yes PAL
Donkey Kong Country 2 Yes PAL
DOOM No NTSC-U Super FX games only run at the original frequency and can’t be switched
F-Zero Nearly NTSC-U Very minor audio sync issues when races start
Final Fantasy III N/A NTSC-U No PAL release
Mortal Kombat II Yes PAL
Starwing No NTSC-U Super FX games only run at the original frequency and can’t be switched
Street Fighter 2: Turbo Yes NTSC-J PAL works fine but only the Jap release has the proper character names before the US & UK switched it all around due to the M. Bison / Mike Tyson legal stuff
Super Mario Kart No NTSC-U Sprite corruption and screen flashes
Super Mario World No NTSC-U Screen flashes on home screen and sprite corruption on in-game map
Super Probotector / Contra III No NTSC-U Speed issues due to PAL optimisation, plus with the US version you get the Rambo-esque dudes rather than the sissy robots
Super Street Fighter 2 Yes NTSC-J PAL works fine but only the Jap release has the proper character names before the US & UK switched it all around due to the M. Bison / Mike Tyson legal stuff
TMNT IV: Turtles In Time Yes PAL or NTSC-U With the US release they are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which is how it’s meant to be, in the EU it was switched to Hero. Apparently Ninja came across as being too violent. Meh.
Zelda: A Link To The Past Yes PAL

There is a further list that I found by a guy called (I think) David Kelly… work a look.

It would be great if you could add your own findings in the comments… Would be pretty cool to have a community generated master list :)

Check back every now and then, I’m sure there will be a few more titles added.

Laters taters.

Simon

Everything Enthusiast and Joint Owner of Stark Wayne Digital.

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