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8th May '18 6:24:32 PM Prfnoff
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* The UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16[=/=]PC Engine port of ''VideoGame/RType'' was originally released as two separate [=HuCards=] in Japan, each containing four out of the original eight stages. The 1989 US release included all eight stages on a single Turbochip.
28th Mar '18 4:04:05 AM Diask
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European bonuses specifically are usually {{justified|Trope}} as Europe being VindicatedByHistory in terms of gaming, as the PAL region suffered ''massive'' amounts of NoExportForYou, with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' being the biggest offenders [[note]]''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' is one exception, being released in Europe but not North America[[/note]], which finally got a European and Australian release in their original forms on the Wii's Virtual Console, albeit only in English since they're actually the NTSC-U/C versions (although games such as a number of ''[[UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork PSOne Classics]]'' and ''Franchise/KingdomHearts [[VideoGameRemake Re:]] [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain Of Memories]]'' keep the tradition even today).

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European bonuses specifically are usually {{justified|Trope}} justified as Europe being VindicatedByHistory in terms of gaming, as the PAL region suffered ''massive'' amounts of NoExportForYou, with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' being the biggest offenders [[note]]''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' is one exception, being released in Europe but not North America[[/note]], which finally got a European and Australian release in their original forms on the Wii's Virtual Console, albeit only in English since they're actually the NTSC-U/C versions (although games such as a number of ''[[UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork PSOne Classics]]'' and ''Franchise/KingdomHearts [[VideoGameRemake Re:]] [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain Of Memories]]'' keep the tradition even today).



* The PAL version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia: [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn of the New World]]'' has two extras: a gallery mode that allows you to view character skits and concept art, and special head-slot equipment that changes the appearances of Emil and Marta (ala the "attachments" in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'').
** The American version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' was an upgrade from the original Japanese version, featuring several new [[LimitBreak Mystic Artes]] and tweaks to gameplay. The [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]] version is actually based on the American release.

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* The PAL version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia: [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn of the New World]]'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' has two extras: a gallery mode that allows you to view character skits and concept art, and special head-slot equipment that changes the appearances of Emil and Marta (ala the "attachments" in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'').
** The American version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' was an upgrade from the original Japanese version, featuring several new [[LimitBreak Mystic Artes]] and tweaks to gameplay. The [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]] version is actually based on the American release.
''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'').



* The NA versions of the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games had several changes made, such as replacing the original game's password system with a battery-backed save.

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* The NA versions of the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' games had several changes made, such as replacing the original game's password system with a battery-backed save.



* Most [[HGame H-Games]] released outside Japan remove the legally mandated censorship present in their original releases ([[BadExportForYou assuming the sexual content]] [[BleachedUnderpants isn't just removed entirely]]), along with sometimes adding a few extra bonuses such as higher-resolution graphics. Unfortunately this can lead to [[RecursiveImport recursive importing]] and as a result [[BadExportForYou an untouched export]].

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* Most [[HGame H-Games]] {{H Game}}s released outside Japan remove the legally mandated censorship present in their original releases ([[BadExportForYou assuming (assuming the sexual content]] content [[BleachedUnderpants isn't just removed entirely]]), along with sometimes adding a few extra bonuses such as higher-resolution graphics. Unfortunately this can lead to [[RecursiveImport recursive importing]] {{recursive import}}ing and as a result [[BadExportForYou an untouched export]].


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* The American version of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' was an upgrade from the original Japanese version, featuring several new [[LimitBreak Mystic Artes]] and tweaks to gameplay. The [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]] version is actually based on the American release.
2nd Mar '18 7:33:46 PM BigKlingy
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** Non-Japanese versions of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' added a few totally new base conversations to the game, which gave Edward, Leonardo and Nolan a new unique weapon each. They also modified a few of the skills to be less luck-based, added support for higher resolution and added an option for permanent saves in-battle instead of the traditional SuspendSave. (Though they're disabled on Hard Mode)
13th Feb '18 2:54:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* Not a bonus in a conventional way, but the European release of ''WayOfTheSamurai 4'' sees the game as an actual physical copy instead of the PSN-only release that US has.

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* Not a bonus in a conventional way, but the European release of ''WayOfTheSamurai 4'' ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai4'' sees the game as an actual physical copy instead of the PSN-only release that US has.
28th Jan '18 1:19:02 AM finlandsberet
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* The PAL version of ''VideoGame/PokemonChannel'' came with an in-game bonus of getting Jirachi, which required playing the game for a full week. Using the Gamecube's internal calendar, you could get Jirachi within an hour or two to skip ahead.
14th Jan '18 12:13:53 PM nombretomado
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* European gamers got all the extra stuff that was in the UpdatedRerelease of ''LaPucelle''. The game was re-released in Japan some months after the NA release with a NewGamePlus feature, new bosses, as well as an option to SoftReset [[AntiFrustrationFeatures within the game itself]] (which [[LuckBasedMission truly can be useful at some points in the game]]). The game had not been released in Europe yet, so naturally it would make sense to include these features.

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* European gamers got all the extra stuff that was in the UpdatedRerelease of ''LaPucelle''.''VideoGame/LaPucelle''. The game was re-released in Japan some months after the NA release with a NewGamePlus feature, new bosses, as well as an option to SoftReset [[AntiFrustrationFeatures within the game itself]] (which [[LuckBasedMission truly can be useful at some points in the game]]). The game had not been released in Europe yet, so naturally it would make sense to include these features.
3rd Jan '18 9:36:02 PM Dedars1
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* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur II]]'' had extra costumes for the characters. The overseas versions of the same game also had three characters who were previously CPU-only as unlockables: Assassin, Berserker, and Lizardman.


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* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur II]]'''s overseas versions had three characters who were previously CPU-only as unlockables: Assassin, Berserker, and Lizardman.
21st Dec '17 10:06:22 AM Dghcrh
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* The European version of the first ''InazumaEleven'' actually runs on the improved version of the engine used in the second game in Japan. Of course, this was because it was originally scheduled for a European release around the same time as the ''third'' game was released in Japan, and was delayed half a year on top of that.

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* The European version of the first ''InazumaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' actually runs on the improved version of the engine used in the second game in Japan. Of course, this was because it was originally scheduled for a European release around the same time as the ''third'' game was released in Japan, and was delayed half a year on top of that.
31st Aug '17 10:16:48 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In most countries where ''[=DanceDanceRevolution=] A'' is available, you have to pay a surcharge for Premium mode (which unlocks extra modifiers and guarantees a full set of stages even if you fail all of them). For the North American version, however, Konami mandates that Premium cost the same as standard; the only catch being that you need an [=eAMUSEMENT=] card like in other regions.

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** In most countries where ''[=DanceDanceRevolution=] A'' is available, you have to pay a surcharge for Premium mode (which unlocks extra modifiers and guarantees a full set of stages even if you fail all of them). For the North American version, however, Konami mandates that Premium cost the same as standard; the only catch being that you need an [=eAMUSEMENT=] card like in other regions.[[note]]This is likely because the only arcades that carry ''DDR A'' use cards instead of coins for credits, and the only other options would either be to make Premium mode cost double of standard mode or make the player swipe multiple times even for Standard mode (which could confuse casual arcade customers who expect games to start after only one swipe); thus, this mandate can be see as an AntiFrustrationFeature for both operators and customers alike.[[/note]]
29th Aug '17 8:26:49 PM Dere
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* The English localized release of the PC version of [=SoniComi=] has many of the improvements from the Japan-exclusive [=PS3=] remake, such as improved graphics and models, an enhanced interface, extra outfits and a few new features. In Japan, that content was never made available for PC.

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* The English localized release of the PC version of [=SoniComi=] ''[=SoniComi=]'' has many of the improvements from the Japan-exclusive [=PS3=] remake, such as improved graphics and models, an enhanced interface, extra outfits and a few new features. In Japan, that content was never made available for PC.
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