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Regional differences mean that game released for same platform may look partially different in different countries and/or regions. This can refer to censored elements such as violence, adult scenes, or certain references, or it can mean the game simply has changes in its presentation, story, gameplay, but not enough to warrant a new game entry. Preferably, the differences should be mentioned either in game description or in the trivia section if known. Note that this does not apply to port differences where game is changed when ported to a different platform. This attribute only applies to game being partially different when played in different country, aside from change of text and voice-acting language.

This genre does not apply for localized differences. Localization is almost sure to change dialogues, inside jokes and character names to make more sense to the country and language in question. For example "Ace Attorney / Gyakuten Saiban" games feature Phoenix Wright (US) and Ryuichi Naruhodo (JP) names for the main protagonist. In English "Wright" is often used to imply that he is "right" in a comical sense during dialogues. In Japanese version, "Naruhodo" as a read-word means "of course" which adds more humor to Japanese dialogues. Such localizations are assumed and there's a team of developers that does localization to different languages. Direct translation isn't always possible as different languages simply don't have all the same words or a way to exactly depict what is being said. In a same way, joke in one language literally translated to another may not be funny at all, especially if it's a word play. So, regional differences does not entail localization differences which are assumed for every officially locally translated game.

Regional differences Games 1-15 of 263

007: James Bond - The Stealth Affair abandonware
007: James Bond - The Stealth AffairDOS, Amiga, Atari ST1990
10-Yard Fight abandonware
10-Yard FightMSX1986
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle abandonware
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted CastleGenesis1989
Alex Kidd: High-Tech World abandonware
Alex Kidd: High-Tech WorldMaster System1987
Alien Trilogy abandonware
Alien TrilogyDOS, SEGA Saturn1996
Aliens Versus Predator 2 abandonware
Aliens Versus Predator 2Win, Mac2001
Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition abandonware
Aliens Versus Predator: Gold EditionWin, Mac2000
American Idol abandonware
American IdolWin2003
Animamundi: Dark Alchemist abandonware
Animamundi: Dark AlchemistWin, Mac2005
Ardok the Barbarian abandonware
Ardok the BarbarianC64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC1986
Area-51 abandonware
Arkanoid abandonware
ArkanoidDOS, Mac, C64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Apple II, Apple IIgs, BBC Micro, PC-88, PC-981987
Army Ranger: Mogadishu abandonware
Army Ranger: MogadishuWin2005
Arx Fatalis abandonware
Arx FatalisWin2002
Astérix and the Secret Mission abandonware
Astérix and the Secret MissionMaster System, Game Gear1993

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