A few more addition to the collection have arrived from Japan:
$25 Mazin Saga Mutant Fighter: I enjoy collecting both the Genesis and Mega Drive versions of games. Even though the Genesis art work for this game is pretty good the Japanese version is, as usual, still better. It wasn’t until after I received my Japanese copy that I realized that the manual was actually from the Euro Mega Drive edition. Sucks, but at least it’s in good shape. And most importantly this game looks like a lot of fun. I usually think that of anything that reminds me of Golden Axe!
$25 Crying: Most side scrolling shooter are pretty fun and this one has a very unique cover.
$20 Chiki Chiki Boys: This is a game that I did not discover back in the day and it looks really good. Large characters like Alex Kidd and game play like Wonder Boy in Monster Land.
That Mazin Saga you have is the Asian version, made to sell in regions such as Hong Kong where you have English-speaking gamers who don’t/can’t read Japanese. So you still have an official release. I have this version as well. The game is based on Go Nagai’s Mazinger -Z manga/anime and is quite challenging. Best part: the boss battles with excellently animated sprites
Crying was released in the US as Bio-Hazard Battle (yes, both the MD cover art and title are more interesting).
This is excellent news. I thought for sure my version was a mix and match of the Japanese game with a Euro manual.
But I can see that the manual does not say Mega Drive with the Euro Mega Drive font. I would have never known. Thanks for the details!