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By shining3master Version 1.03 Last Update 07/09/2006 E-mail: shining3master@yahoo.com My website: http://www.geocities.com/shining3master

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 · 24 Jul 2023

Table of Content

  1. Version History
  2. Legal Information
  3. Introduction
  4. Frequent Questions and Answers
  5. PAL Games Information
  6. PAL Games List
  7. Additional Dreamcast Software and Demo Discs
  8. PAL Peripherals List
  9. UK Dreamcast Magazines
  10. Packaging Mistakes and Errors
  11. Credits
  12. Plans for Next Update
  13. Contact Information

1. Version History

Version 1.03: 07/09/2006
On going update

Version 1.02: 04/01/2006
Massive update, have finally got around to releasing this update after working on it for the past year. All sections have been updated and a number of spelling error's corrected. Have numbered all the PAL games and have re-listed a few of them and listed their names in full now. Also have corrected a few mistakes and cleared up a number of points, also have rewritten a large part of the FAQ and changed the layout. A big special thank you goes too the many members of www.ntsc-uk.com who greatly helped with this update. Far too many updates to list but know this the FAQ has gone from 49.1KB to 70.6KB. Also removed the information on DreamParaPara and Feet of Fury as both of these are bootleg games and were never released. There is still more planned as well mainly the HZ and magazine list.

Version 1.01: 22/11/2003
Major updated, I have added in all the information I have been sent over the last few months, thanks everybody. Corrected some spelling errors and I have added Taxi 2 to the list of released games and removed 4x4 Evolution as I can confirm 100% it wasn't released in PAL. Plenty of other updates too, like new packaging mistakes and errors and DreamKey 2.0 release, plus much more! This update isn't as big as I would have liked it to have, been but I've had much to do over these past few months.

Version 1.00: 17/06/2003
Added information on the fishing rod and games not released in Australia also updated the Packaging Mistakes and Errors section thanks to Karachi King. Also changed around the order of how some of the games are listed.

Version 0.99: 10/06/2003
Huge updated Added Frequent Questions and Answers, PAL Peripherals List, Packaging Mistakes and Errors and PAL Games Information to name but a few. Added Drawing of the PAL Dreamcast Box and finished off all the unfinished sections, bar one.

Version 0.81: 03/02/2003
This is the first version of the FAQ, it's only a basic release which only contains a list for the games released in the UK the demo disks and other disks released in the UK. Never released version of this FAQ.

2. Legal Information

This FAQ is intended only for:
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Copyright Law protects this document. It is a free document and is intended for private and personal use only. It is not to be sold or given away in any shape or form. If you do find someone selling it please contact me, as no one should profit from this document. This FAQ cannot be referenced, hosted, altered, or used by anybody (including webmasters, publishers, and magazine staff) without my written permission and consent. Plagiarism is a crime and is punishable by law.

Like most FAQ writers I have already found a few websites hosting this FAQ with out my permission!!

All names, logos and other copyrighted materials are property of their respective owners. No infringement is intended.

This FAQ is Copyrighted 2006 by shining3master

3. Introduction

This is my first every FAQ, so I hope you like it, when I first started writing this FAQ there weren't any FAQ to Dreamcast game lists there are now 2, but still both of them are for Japanese and USA games. As I live in the UK they aren't much help to me or other PAL gamers. So I decided that someone should write a Dreamcast games list for PAL games. This list should now apply to most of European and PAL territories, but if there are any differences in releases please feel free to contact me and I'll make a note about the differences.

Just a quick note, I can only read English and have a very limited knowledge of French, so I have to request if you could please write any contact e.mail's to me in English.

I hope to include in later releases of this FAQ, details about each games, packaging. When they were released, what their origin RRP was, if they have online features. How many players they support, what peripherals each games supports and if they support 60hz or are PAL optimised. I would also like to cover who made and released each game and what genre it belongs too.

I also hope to include the content of each demo disk and a few other bit's of information.

English, spelling and grammar was never my strong point, so I'll be very grateful if someone could point out any spelling and grammar mistakes in this FAQ.

My sources for this FAQ are:

  • DC-UK Magazine
  • Dreamcast: The Official Dreamcast Magazine
  • Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine
  • NTSC-UK's Forum
  • My general knowledge of the Dreamcast and it's games.
  • The many readers of this FAQ thanks for all your support!

In total, I've played about 140 of the PAL Dreamcast titles, and I've seen for sales almost all of them. Most of the titles between 1999 and 2000 where reviewed in the Dreamcast magazines, after that the magazines started dying out and many of the games that came out weren't even mention, Evolution 2 Far of Promise was never reviewed or even mentioned by any of the magazines. I only discovered it had been released when I saw it sitting on a shelf in my local Game. Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine was the last magazine to go and by the end it was terrible, they cut down the magazine so much there was nothing in it. In short I have not just, copied the PAL games list from the magazines, a lot of this FAQ is my own work and knowledge so if you do want to post it on a website please contact me first.

4. Frequent Questions and Answers

1.Q) What is PAL?
1.A) PAL is the TV system used by most of Europe and Australia and PAL stands for Phase Altering Lines

2.Q) I'm always hearing that PAL games run at 50hz and have boarders, so I'm guess that NTSC is better?
2.A) No not by a long shot in fact, PAL is much better than NTSC or Never Twice the Same Colour, as it's known in the television industry. The only reason for the games being better is that, in the old days games where made to work on the NTSC system. As it had a larger share of the games market as both the USA and Japan use NTSC and as most games are developed in the USA and Japan. Now that most PAL game have 60hz option, they look better than the USA and Japanese games. It was also down to the laziness of companies like Sega and Nintendo who didn't correct the console hardware to work correctly with PAL televisions. The Commodore Amiga for example had no screen or speed loss as it was designed to work correctly with PAL televisions.

In case you want to know some television technical information. NTSC displays 525 lines where as PAL displays 625 lines. I should point out than NTSC was developed before PAL. As for other systems around the French used a system call SECAM, which is better than NTSC but worse than PAL.

3.Q) How many games support 60hz?
3.A) The Dreamcast is the first console to official support 60hz in Europe. However some of the older consoles like the Sega Saturn and Super Nintendo Entertainment System could be converted to play games at 60hz. In total about 75% of the Dreamcast games officially support 60hz. What is meant by officially supports 60hz is that somewhere in that game, you can find an option to change the game from 50hz to 60hz.

Sadly not all the games official support 60hz, this is mainly down to lazy and rushed programmers, who were unable or unwilling to add the 60hz option into games. Lucky some of these games can be forced into 60hz with the help of a Xploder or a DC-X disc. If you include the games that can be forced into 60hz then about 90-95% of the game support 60hz, sadly not all games can be force into 60hz. Forcing is covered in greater detail later on in this FAQ.

4.Q) Can you list the games, which are 50hz only?
4.A) Here is a list of some of the 50hz games, which can be forced into 60hz, as yet this list is incomplete:

  • Aero Wings
  • Aero Wings 2: Air Strike
  • Bust A Move 4
  • Charge 'N' Blast
  • Conflict Zone
  • Dino Crisis
  • Dynamite Cop
  • Evil Twin Cyprien's Chronicles
  • Flogian Brothers: episode one
  • Grandia 2
  • House of the Dead 2, The
  • Iron Aces
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Maken X
  • Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits - Volume 1 -
  • Next Tetris, The
  • Pen Pen Triicelon
  • Power Stone
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica
  • Sega Rally 2
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Spawn in the Demon's Hand
  • Spiderman
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Jedi Power Battles
  • Super Magnetic Neo
  • Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing (Submitted by cat_mince_nz)
  • Tokyo Highway Challenge 2
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
  • Tony Hawk's Skateboarding
  • Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle
  • Zombie Revenge

5.Q) Can you list some of the games, which can't be forced into 60hz?
5.A) Here's a quick list for you, the only way to play these games at 60hz is to buy an NTSC version. Once again I should point out that this list is incomplete at the moment, but if you know of any titles not listed then send me an e.mail.

  • Conflict Zone
  • Dynamite Cop
  • Maken X
  • Pen Pen Triicelon
  • Railroad Tycoon II
  • Skies of Arcadia

6.Q) How can I tell what peripherals each game supports and if it runs at 60hz?
6.A) Most games list the peripherals they support on the back of their box, sadly nowhere on the box do they tell you if the game supports 60hz or not. The only way to find out is to play the game itself and check the manual to see if there is a 60hz option in the game. The Official Dreamcast Magazine did include a 50/60hz list in the Games Directory section however there where a large number of omissions and errors in it.

7.Q) Can you tell me if X game supports X peripheral?
7.A) Sadly not at the moment, you'll have to do some more research about that game, I may do a more in-depth feature about each game in later versions of this FAQ.

8.Q) Can you tell me more about X game?
8.A) No, try looking at a review website for more detail about X game.

9.Q) What would you say are some of the best PAL games on Dreamcast?
9.A) This, is a quick list of some of my favourite titles and some of the best games on Dreamcast:

Genre                   Title 
2D One on One Fighting: Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
3D One on One Fighting: Soul Calibur
Scrolling Beat'em up: Zombie Revenge/Dynamite Cop
Arcade Puzzle: Mr Driller
Racing: Sega Rally 2
Platformer: Rayman 2: The Great Escape/Spiderman
Arcade Shooter: Giga Wing
Horror/Adventure: Resident Evil Code: Veronica
FPS Shooter: Maken X / Quake III Arena
Lightgun Shooter: House of the Dead 2
Role Playing Game: Skies of Arcadia
Space Simulator: Starlancer
Sport: Virtua Tennis
Platform/Action: Jet Set Radio
3D Shooter: Rez
Puzzle/Adventure/RPG: Shenmue 2
Online Game: Phantasy Star Online Version 2
Music: Samba De Amigo
Skating/Sport: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Strategy: Worms World Party

Special mentions go to:

Battle Arena:           Power Stone 2 
Adventure/Shooter: Headhunter
Battle Arena: Spawn in the Demon's Hand
2D One on One Fighting: Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
Racing: Tokyo Highway Challenge 2
Role Playing Game: Grandia 2
2D One on One Fighting: Capcom vs SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
3D One on One Fighting: Project Justice: Rival Schools 2
Platformer.Shooter: MDK 2
Shooting/Racing: Toy Commander
Racing: Le Mans 24 Hours
Air Combat Simulator: Deadly Skies
Lightgun Shooter: Silent Scope
Crazy Racing: Crazy Taxi
Arcade Puzzle: Bust A Move 4

There are plenty of other great Dreamcast games, which I haven't listed.

10.Q) What games would you say aren't any good?
10.A) I haven't really played that many bad games, bar Ultimate Fighting Championship, Tomb Raider, Buggy Heat and Ducati World, the rest I've just heard are bad.

  • Buggy Heat
  • Ducati World
  • Exhibition of Speed
  • Roadsters
  • Championship Surfer
  • Army Men: Sarge's Heroes
  • ECW Anarchy Rulz
  • ECW Hardcore Revolution
  • Aqua GT
  • Nightmare Creatures 2
  • South Park: Chef's Luv Shack
  • Tomb Raider Chronicles
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Many of these games make me shudder the minute I hear their names!

11.Q) Can you force NTSC games in 50hz?
11.A) Yes, the DC-X does allows you to force 60hz games into 50hz, but some NTSC titles have an instruction at the start of the program to jump back to 60hz mode, so can't be play at 50hz. The Sega Smash Pack is one such title. (Submitted by Lyris)

Also a few titles also detect the region of your Dreamcast and will force themselves into 50hz on a PAL Dreamcast. Ooga Booga does this if booted through the Xploder. In order to play it in 60hz on a PAL Dreamcast you will have to use the DC-X and force it into 60hz with the DC-X's options.

12.Q) Is there a different between PAL 60hz and NTSC 60hz?
12.A) Yes there is so be warned, you may find that a PAL game run fine at 60hz on your Television but when you try an NTSC game it doesn't work correct. So far I've only seen this problem with NTSC machines being play on a PAL television but check with the television manufacture to see if it supports NTSC input or not.

PAL Dreamcasts never output an NTSC signal (except when you use an American GameShark CDX boot disc). All NTSC games will run in PAL60 (or RGB60) on the PAL Dreamcast. (Submitted by Lyris)

13.Q) How do you play NTSC games on a PAL Dreamcast?
13.A) I use Xploder DC to play NTSC games on a PAL Dreamcast. I find it slightly better than the DC-X for getting games to work. Note a few NTSC games will not work with Xploder DC or the DC-X unfortunately.

14.Q) Can you change the background of the Dreamcast's Bios?
14.A) Puyo Puyo Fever does allow you to change the Dreamcast's bios background, however it was only released in Japan.

15.Q) Can you still use the Dreamcast to surf the internet?
15.A) Yes, but you need to use Dreamkey 3.0 to surf the web as Dreamkey 1.0 and 1.5 no longer work.

16.Q) Can I still play games online?
16.A) Yes and No, only a handful of games still have their online support working, Phantasy Star Online and Quake III Arena are about the only games still working. Chu Chu Rocket was one of the first games to be shut down and now most games can no longer be played online. Also most of the download extras have now gone as well which is a real pain. In a later release of this FAQ I will go into a lot more detail into this matter and hopefully list a few websites where the download extras can still be found online.

17.Q) Which Dreamcast games had VMU games or downloads on them?
17.A) This is not a complete list but here goes:

  • Evolution 2: Far off Promise
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
  • Quake III Arena
  • Power Stone
  • Power Stone 2
  • Sega GT
  • Sega Rally 2
  • Shenmue (Submitted by Julio III)
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Super Runabout: The Golden State (Submitted by Julio III)
  • Time Stalkers
  • Trickstyle (Submitted by Julio III)
  • Zombie Revenge

18.Q) I heard the last Dreamcast game ever has been released is this true?
18.A) Sadly it is, the last Dreamcast game every was Under Defeat which was released in Japan in 2006. R.I.P Dreamcast 1998-2006

5. PAL Games Information

The first thing I should point out is that a PAL game is intended for use only on a PAL Dreamcast, unless you have the correct device to allow them to play on a NTSC system they will not work. All Pal Dreamcast consoles and games bear the mark PAL/E to show they are compatible with one another. US games and consoles bear the mark NTSC/U and Japanese games and hardware bears the mark NTSC/J.


So what do you get when you buy a PAL games, one box, one or more GD-ROM depending on the game, a manual and a back and front cover for the box.


Box Information

Unlike the USA and Japan, European games didn't come in normal CD dual cases or enlarged dual cases. Instead Sega of Europe decided to use their own unique design, so it's now very hard to find replacement boxes. The European box is made up of 3 parts, the front case, the inner tray and the back case. Due to the way the case is designed you can open it in two ways, you can open the front case or the back of the case. The front case open's up to give you access to one side of the inner tray and the first CD holder. The back case open's up to give you access to the manual and the second CD holder.


The front case, plug's itself into 2 small holes found on the inner tray and has four small clips, which hold the front cover in place. The back case plug's into the inner tray, by the means of 2 small plastic plugs at the end of the case. Here are some basic drawings of the Drawing of the PAL Dreamcast box.

Right sided of case

 _____________________________________ 
| _____________________________ |
| / \ |
|--| |--|
| \_____________________________/ |
|_____________________________________|

Top and Bottom of case

 ____________________________________________ 
| ____ | ______________________________ |
|/ 0 \/ \ ___ |
| | |/___\|
| \______________________________/ |
|____________________________________________|

Left sided of case

 _____________________________________ 
| _________________________________ |
| | | |
|_| |_|
| | | |
|_|_________________________________|_|

Front of case

 _____ _______________________________________ 
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| ___ | |
|| \| |
|| T || |
|| S || |
|| A || Game Cover |
|| C || |
|| M || |
|| A || |
|| E || |
|| R || |
|| D || |
|\___|| |
| | |
| | |
| | |
| | |
|_____|_______________________________________|

This back of the PAL Dreamcast is basically a square, so I haven't done a drawing of it.

The Front and back cases are make from a light see-through plastic, not sure what type of plastic. The inner tray is made from a slight strong plastic and is coloured a deep blue. The final thing to mention is that the inner tray has a logo that said Dreamcast on its left side.

Unlike the Sega Saturn the Dreamcast box has had no major changes to it nor did different companies make their own boxes as also happened with the Saturn. The earlier Sega Saturn boxes also had a fatal design fault that could result in the game CD becoming misshapen.

There was only one small change and that was to do with the Dreamcast logo on the left side of the inner tray. In early released Dreamcast games the logo was printed on to the case with Black Ink. In later released Dreamcast games the logo was engrave in to the inner tray, meaning that the logo was now plastic and was the same colour blue as the inner tray. The only other change I know about is to do with the front cover of Dreamcast games and I will talk about that later.

The boxes itself is more stronger than a normal CD case, but it's still likely to crack if dropped or hit with a hard enough force.


Additional Information

1. The list of following games come on multiple GD-ROM Disc, they are listed in alphabetical order and the number next to them is how many GD-ROM Discs they come on.

  • Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare x2
  • Deep Fighter x2
  • Headhunter x2
  • Resident Evil 2 x2 (Only on one disc in Japanese Version)
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica x2
  • Shenmue x4
  • Shenmue 2 x4
  • Skies of Arcadia x2
  • Stupid Invaders x2 (Submitted by Olivier, now confirmed by myself)

2. Cover design changes, early released Dreamcast games just had the name of the game and a picture for the front cover. However later titles also had the word Dreamcast in huge lettering and the swirl logo added on to the front cover of each game. The following games didn't have the Dreamcast logo on their front cover.

  • 4 Wheel Thunder
  • Aero Wings
  • Blue Stinger
  • Buggy Heat
  • Bust A Move 4
  • Caesars Palace 2000
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Deadly Skies
  • Dragons Blood
  • Dynamite Cop
  • ECW Hardcore Revolution
  • Evolution: The World of Sacred Devices
  • F1 World Grand Prix
  • Fighting Force 2
  • Fur Fighters
  • House of the Dead, The
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Incoming
  • Jimmy White 2: Cueball
  • Jo Jo Bizarre Adventure
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
  • MDK 2
  • Millennium Soldier: Expendable
  • Mortal Kombat Gold
  • NBA 2K
  • NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC
  • NFL Blitz 2000
  • Nomad Soul, The
  • NFL Quarterback Club 2000
  • Nightmare Creatures 2
  • Pen Pen Triicelon
  • Power Stone
  • Psychic Force 2012
  • Racing Simulator: Monaco Grand Prix
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
  • Red Dog: Superior Firepower
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica
  • Re-Volt Revolution
  • Roadsters
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Sega Rally 2
  • Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000
  • Shadowman
  • Silver
  • Slave Zero
  • Snow Surfers
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Soul Calibur
  • Soul Fighter
  • South Park: Chef's Luv Shack
  • South Park Rally
  • Speed Devils
  • Spirit of Speed 1937
  • Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing
  • Sword of the Berserk: Gut's Rage
  • Tee off
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  • Tokyo Highway Challenge
  • Toy Commander
  • Trickstyle
  • UEFA Striker
  • Wacky Racers
  • Wetrix+
  • Wild Metal
  • Worms Armageddon
  • WWF Attitude
  • Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
  • Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle
  • Virtua Striker 2 (ver 2000.1)
  • V-Rally 2 Expert Edition
  • Zombie Revenge

3. The following games where not released in Australia:

  • 90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football
  • Cannon Spike
  • European Super League
  • Evil Twin Cyprien's Chronicles
  • Evolution 2: Far off Promise
  • Flogian Brothers: episode one
  • Freestyle Scoote
  • Giant Killers
  • Heavy Metal Geomatrix
  • Headhunter
  • NBA 2K2
  • Outtrigger
  • Phantasy Star Online Version 2
  • Planet Ring
  • Project Justice: Rival Schools 2
  • Racing Simulator 2: Monaco Grand Prix Online
  • Rez
  • Samba de Amigo
  • Sega Worldwide Soccer: Euro Edition
  • Speed Devils Online
  • Spiderman
  • Taxi - Le Jeu
  • Virtua Tennis 2
  • (Information submitted by Karachi King)

4. Shenmue and Shenmue 2 both come with 2 manuals.

5. The following games where not released in France:

  • Carrier
  • Coaster Works
  • Evolution 2: Far off Promise
  • Freestyle Scooter
  • Giant Killers
  • Iron Aces
  • MoHo
  • Spec Ops 2: Omega Squad
  • Star Wars: Demolition
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Jedi Power Battles
  • Sword of the Berserk: Gut's Rage
  • (Information submitted by Olivier)

6. The French version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" is different from the European version (voice in game, box, and title). (Submitted by Olivier)

7. A number of PAL games were not released in Spain, currently don't have a list of which one's however. (Submitted by Bossk2k3)

8. The following titles were at the Dreamcast's European launch on the 14th October 1999.

  • Blue Stinger
  • Dynamite Cop
  • Incoming
  • Millennium Soldier: Expendable
  • Power Stone
  • Racing Simulator: Monaco Grand Prix
  • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
  • Sega Rally 2
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Trickstyle
  • Tokyo Highway Challenge
  • Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle (Submitted by gossi_the_dog and other NTSC-UK Forum members)

Here's a couple facts for you regarding the Dreamcast launch. The number of games available at launch was twelve, which at the time was a record. Sadly it lasted all of about 2 weeks until the Neo Geo Pocket Colour was released alongside 14 game titles. Sega shifted 63,000 DC's in the first week on sale in the UK, which was another record. (Submitted by gossi_the_dog)

9. The following games come with a full colour manual! (A rare event for PAL games, most Japanese and US games come with a full colour manual as standard!)

  • Deadly Skies
  • Evolution: The World of Sacred Devices
  • Incoming
  • International Track and Field
  • Pen Pen Triicelon
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Silent Scope
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
  • Wacky Racers
  • WWF Royal Rumble

10. The following games had a BBFC age rating on them in the UK.

  • Dino Crisis (15)
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 (18)
  • Mortal Kombat Gold (18)
  • Nightmare Creatures 2 (15)
  • Resident Evil 2 (15)
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (15)
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica (15)
  • Soldier of Fortune (18)
  • Soul Calibur (15)

11. The following games could be brought with a Dreamcast peripheral as part of a special package.

  • (House of the Dead 2, The) Special pack with official Dreamcast light gun.
  • (Planet Ring) Special pack with mircophone.
  • (Samba De Amigo) Special pack with official maracas and mat.

12. Dreamcast design, need a little help with this one, as far as I am aware there were only two Dreamcast shells released in Europe. The first shell being the standard white Dreamcast shell. The second is the very rare Sonic shell design which was a competition prize. Supposedly the last PAL Dreamcast ever made was going have something special about it, but currently no one has ever reported seeing the last PAL Dreamcast so it's impossible to say if it was true or not.

13. The last PAL Dreamcast game released was Heavy Metal Geomatrix.

14. Most 50Hz-only games, such as Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle, Grandia II and Sega Rally 2 actually run in full-screen, full-speed 60Hz when using the VGA box. Clearly they were too lazy to add a selector. (Submitted by Shakey_Jake33)

6. PAL Games List

Here it is, this is the known list of all official PAL Dreamcast games released, the last PAL title was released in 2002.

All games are listed under their full name and in alphabetical order. No games were released starting with X or Y.

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# = 4 Titles
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001 - 102 Dalmatians: Puppies To The Rescue
002 - 18 Wheeler American Pro Tucker
003 - 4 Wheel Thunder
004 - 90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football

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A = 5 Titles
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005 - Aero Wings
006 - Aero Wings 2: Air Strike
007 - Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
008 - Army Men: Sarge's Heroes
009 - Aqua GT

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B = 5 Titles
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010 - Bangai-O
011 - Blue Stinger
012 - Buggy Heat
013 - Bust A Move 4
014 - Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

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C = 13 Titles
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015 - Caesars Palace 2000
016 - Cannon Spike
017 - Capcom vs SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
018 - Carrier
019 - Championship Surfer
020 - Charge 'N' Blast
021 - Chicken Run
022 - Chu Chu Rocket!
023 - Coaster Works
024 - Confidential Mission
025 - Conflict Zone
026 - Crazy Taxi
027 - Crazy Taxi 2

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D = 12 Titles
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028 - Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
029 - Daytona USA 2001
030 - Dead or Alive 2
031 - Deadly Skies
032 - Deep Fighter
033 - Dino Crisis
034 - Disney's Dinosaur
035 - Donald Duck: Quack Attack
036 - Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
037 - Dragons Blood
038 - Ducati World
039 - Dynamite Cop

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E = 9 Titles
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040 - Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future
041 - ECW Anarchy Rulz
042 - ECW Hardcore Revolution
043 - European Super League
044 - Evil Dead: Hail to the King
045 - Evil Twin Cyprien's Chronicles
046 - Evolution: The World of Sacred Devices
047 - Evolution 2: Far off Promise
048 - Exhibition of Speed

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F = 9 Titles
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049 - F1 Racing Championship
050 - F1 World Grand Prix
051 - F1 World Grand Prix 2
052 - F355 Challenge: Passione Rossa
053 - Fighting Force 2
054 - Fighting Vipers 2
055 - Floigan Brothers: episode one
056 - Freestyle Scooter
057 - Fur Fighters

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G = 7 Titles
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058 - Gauntlet Legends
059 - Giant Killers
060 - Giga Wing
061 - Grand Theft Auto 2
062 - Grandia II
063 - Grinch, The
064 - Gunbird 2

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H = 5 Titles
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065 - Headhunter
066 - Heavy Metal Geomatrix
067 - Hidden and Dangerous
068 - House of the Dead 2, The
069 - Hydro Thunder

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I = 3 Titles
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070 - Incoming
071 - International Track and Field
072 - Iron Aces

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J = 4 Titles
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073 - Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
074 - Jet Set Radio
075 - Jimmy White 2: Cueball
076 - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

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K = 2 Titles
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077 - Kao the Kangaroo
078 - Kiss Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child

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L = 3 Titles
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079 - Le Mans 24 Hours
080 - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
081 - Looney Tunes: Space Racing

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M = 12 Titles
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082 - Magforce Racing
083 - Maken X
084 - Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
085 - Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
086 - MDK 2
087 - Metropolis Street Racer
088 - Midway's Greatest Hits - Volume 1 -
089 - Millennium Soldier: Expendable
090 - MoHo
091 - Mortal Kombat Gold
092 - Mr Driller
093 - MTV Sports Skateboarding Featuring Andy McDonald

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N = 10 Titles
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094 - NBA 2K
095 - NBA 2K2
096 - NBA Hoopz
097 - NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC
098 - Next Tetris, The
099 - NFL Blitz 2000
100 - NFL Quarterback Club 2000
101 - NHL 2K
102 - Nightmare Creatures 2
103 - Nomad Soul, The

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O = 1 Titles
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104 - Outtrigger

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P = 11 Titles
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105 - Pen Pen Triicelon
106 - Phantasy Star Online
107 - Phantasy Star Online Version 2
108 - Planet Ring (*1)
109 - Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein
110 - POD 2: Multiplayer Online
111 - Power Stone
112 - Power Stone 2
113 - Pro Pinball Trilogy
114 - Project Justice: Rival Schools 2
115 - Psychic Force 2012

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Q = 1 Titles
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116 - Quake III Arena

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R = 14 Titles
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117 - Racing Simulator: Monaco Grand Prix
118 - Racing Simulator 2: Monaco Grand Prix Online
119 - Railroad Tycoon II
120 - Rayman 2: The Great Escape
121 - Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
122 - Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
123 - Record of Lodoss War
124 - Red Dog: Superior Firepower
125 - Resident Evil 2
126 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
127 - Resident Evil Code: Veronica
128 - Re-Volt
129 - Rez
130 - Roadsters

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S = 48 Titles
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131 - Samba De Amigo
132 - San Francisco Rush 2049
133 - Sega Bass Fishing
134 - Sega Extreme Sports
135 - Sega GT
136 - Sega Rally 2
137 - Sega Swirl (*2)
138 - Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000
139 - Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000: Euro Edition
140 - Shadowman
141 - Shenmue
142 - Shenmue 2
143 - Silent Scope
144 - Silver
145 - Skies of Arcadia
146 - Slave Zero
147 - Sno Cross: Championship Racing
148 - Snow Surfers
149 - Soldier of Fortune
150 - Sonic Adventure
151 - Sonic Adventure 2
152 - Sonic Shuffle
153 - Soul Calibur
154 - Soul Fighter
155 - South Park: Chef's Luv Shack
156 - South Park Rally
157 - Space Channel 5
158 - Spawn in the Demon's Hand
159 - Spec Ops 2: Omega Squad
160 - Speed Devils
161 - Speed Devils Online
162 - Spiderman
163 - Spirit of Speed 1937
164 - Starlancer
165 - Star Wars: Demolition
166 - Star Wars: Episode 1 Jedi Power Battles
167 - Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
168 - Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike
169 - Street Fighter 3: Double Impact
170 - Street Fighter Alpha 3
171 - Stunt GP
172 - Stupid Invaders
173 - Super Magnetic Neo
174 - Super Runabout: The Golden State
175 - Surf Rocket Racers
176 - Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing
177 - Sword of the Berserk: Gut's Rage
178 - Sydney 2000

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T = 16 Titles
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179 - Taxi - Le Jeu (France Only)
180 - Tech Romancer
181 - Tee off
182 - Time Stalkers
183 - Tokyo Highway Challenge
184 - Tokyo Highway Challenge 2
185 - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
186 - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Rouge Spear
187 - Tomb Raider Chronicles
188 - Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
189 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
190 - Tony Hawk's Skateboarding
191 - Toy Commander
192 - Toy Racer
193 - Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue!
194 - Trickstyle

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U = 5 Titles
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195 - UEFA Dream Soccer
196 - UEFA Striker
197 - Ultimate Fighting Championship
198 - Unreal Tournament
199 - Urban Chaos

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V = 8 Titles
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200 - Vanishing Point
201 - Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
202 - Virtua Athlete 2K
203 - Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle
204 - Virtua Striker 2 (ver 2000.1)
205 - Virtua Tennis
206 - Virtua Tennis 2
207 - V-Rally 2 Expert Edition

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W = 9 Titles
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208 - Wacky Racers
209 - Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour
210 - Wetrix+
211 - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
212 - Wild Metal
213 - Worms Armageddon
214 - Worms World Party
215 - WWF Attitude
216 - WWF Royal Rumble

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Z = 1 Titles
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217 - Zombie Revenge

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Current Total Dreamcast Titles = 217
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If you know a game not on the list or question the release of a game I have on the list please E-mail me. Contact information for me can be found at the top and bottom of this FAQ. Please note I have now confirmed the release of all the above games thanks to Arcturius (DCArchive) and his excellent Dreamcast website. http://dcarchive.technoweyr.co.uk


Games Not Released in UK/Europe

Here is a list of, which where review and were nearly finished but were never released in UK/Europe. Most of them were released in the USA.

  • 4x4 Evolution (*?) (Reviewed ODM:16 DC-UK:18 DM:19)
  • Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas (*!)
  • Armada (Reviewed DC-UK:06 DM:05)
  • Frogger 2 (Reviewed DM:17)
  • NFL 2K (Reviewed DM:04)

Points of Reference

  • (*1) Free on ODM issue #15 and comes with the Dreamcast microphone.
  • (*2) Free on ODM Demo Disk issues #7 and #17.
  • (*?) Supposedly there is a white press release of 4x4 Evolution available. (Submitted by Casper Egas)
  • (*!) This game only got a white press release before being canned.

7. Additional Dreamcast Software and Demo Discs

Free Demo Disk

Dream On Collection 1: Free with mid produced Dreamcast

Dream On Collection 2: Free with later produced Dreamcast
Dream On Volume 1: Free with early produced Dreamcast's
Sonic Adventure 2 -The Trial- : Free with Phantasy Star Online


Dreamcast: The Official Dreamcast Magazine Demo's

Known as ODM for short.


Dream On Volume 2: Found on ODM issue 1
Dream On Volume 3: Found on ODM issue 2
Dream On Volume 4: Found on ODM issue 3
Dream On Volume 5: Found on ODM issue 4
Dream On Volume 6: Found on ODM issue 5
Dream On Volume 7: Found on ODM issue 6
Dream On Volume 8: Found on ODM issue 7
Dream On Volume 9: Found on ODM issue 8
Dream On Volume 10: Found on ODM issue 9
Dream On Volume 11: Found on ODM issue 10
Dream On Volume 12: Found on ODM issue 11
Dream On Volume 13: Found on ODM issue 12
Dream On Volume 14: Found on ODM issue 13
Dream On Volume 15: Found on ODM issue 14
Dream On Volume 16: Found on ODM issue 15
Dream On Volume 17: Found on ODM issue 16
Dream On Volume 18: Found on ODM issue 17
Dream On Volume 19: Found on ODM issue 18
Dream On Volume 20: Found on ODM issue 19
Dream On Volume 21: Found on ODM issue 20
Dream On Volume 22: Found on ODM issue 21


Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine Demo's

Ultimate Cheats Volume 1: Dreamcast Magazine issue 10

Ultimate Cheats Volume 2: Dreamcast Magazine issue 24


DC-UK Magazine Demo's

From what I understand DC-UK did an Action Replay demo, however I don't know what it contained or what issue it was released with, as the first issue of DC-UK I brought was issue 20, which also happened to be it's last issue. Some information would be helpful on this one.

DreamKey Version 1.0

Came with early released Dreamcast's as the standard version of DreamKey.

DreamKey Version 1.5

Replaced DreamKey Version 1.0 as the standard version of DreamKey to come with the Dreamcast. It also came free with the game Chu Chu Rocket.

DreamKey Version 2.0

I can't say much about it, but it was released in Europe just not in the UK, here is an e-mail, pacdam sent me to confirm its release in Europe:


Hi, Yes, I have a PAL-version of DreamKey v2.0. It's a PAL/E -marked, product. The number is: 833-0037-50, 832-0045-46, Made in the E.U. (Submitted by pacdam)


DreamKey Version 3.0

Released in March 2002, as a postal offer you had to fill in a form at Dream Arena online from February 6th onwards to receive it. The offer has now ended for the online sign up.


However it also came free with Phantasy Star Online Version 2, due to this reason quite a few people ended up with more than one copy of the Dreamkey 3.0 disc.

You may still be able to get a copy from Sega, if you get in contact with them.

You need DreamKey Version 3.0 to be able to go online in the UK nowadays, this is because Dream Arena was shut down, shortly after it's release. DreamKey Version 1.0 and 1.5 both used Dream Arena to go online, so they no longer work anymore.

Both DreamKey Versions 2.0 and 2.5 were canned in the UK.


Xploder DC

A cheat device, which is designed to help people cheat at games, it is also the bane of all true Phantasy Star Online Players. It can also be used to play import games, released by Blaze in the UK. If you have the correct codes you can force some PAL games into 60hz, which didn't have this option originally with the Xploder, the DC-X also does the same but you don't need a code for each game. These code where taken from the website www.gbparadise.de, sadly the website isn't around anymore, but www.mogelpower.de is still about. I find the Xploder is much better for playing import games on than the DC-X.

                 60hz codes 

Chicken Run: 0F0B1F64
0000200A
Dave Mirra
Freestyle BMX: 0F150018
0000E000
Disney's
Dinosaur: 0F06D8D0
0000E000
0E02E000
0006D8D0
0106D8D0
00006043
Disney's Donald
Duck QA: 0F0D640C
0000200A

Dragons Blood: 0F1751EC
0000200A

Evil Twin CC: 0F0D6846
0000E10A

F1 WGP II: 0F0EB46C
0000E000

Grandia 2: 0F0387A0
0000E000

Hydro Thunder: 0F099A50
0000E400
0F099A54
0000E400
0F099A58
0000E400
Jeremy McGrath
Supercross 2000: 0F013440
0000E400
0F013444
0000E400
0F013448
0000E400
NBA Showtime
NBA On NBC: 0F0F38CC
0000200A

Power Stone: 0F0E5294
0000E400
0F0E5298
0000E400
0F0E529C
0000E400
Pro Pinball
Trilogy: 0F03B6BC
0000E000
Sega Bass
Fishing: 0F0BBA34

Sega Worldwide
Soccer 2000: 0F0AF0AC
0000E400
0F0AF0B0
0000E400
0F0AF0B4
0000E400
Sega Worldwide
Soccer Euro Edit:0F10F2DC
0000E000

Soul Reaver LOK: 0F12DA78
0000E000

Spawn ITDH: 0F0D3780
0000200A

Spiderman: 0F04637C
0000200A
Star Wars
Episode 1 Racer: 0F0140D0
0000E000
Star Wars
Demolition: 0F02C214
0000E000

Tony Hawk's SB: 0F0454AC
0000E400
0F0454B0
0000E400
0F0454B4
0000E400

Tony Hawk PS 2: 0F04590C
0000E400
0F045910
0000E400
0F045914
0000E400

UEFA DS: 0F153D1C
0000E000

UF Championship: 0F0939D8
0000200A

MP3 DC

Another device released my Blaze, this one let's you play MP3 files on your Dreamcast.

DC-X

Another device released my Blaze, this one also let's you play import games on your DC, as Blaze released this and the Xploder in the UK. Blaze tried to cover up the fact that the Xploder does play import games. The DC-X can't play all NTSC games, a handful of games will only work with the correct region Dreamcast. It can also force some PAL games, which are 50hz only into 60hz, this includes:

  • Bust A Move 4
  • Charge 'N' Blast
  • Evil Twin Cyprien's Chronicles
  • Grandia 2
  • House of the Dead, The
  • Iron Aces
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits - Volume 1 -
  • Sega Rally 2
  • Spawn in the Demon's Hand
  • Virtua Fighters 3 Team Battle
  • Zombie Revenge

Sadly not all the games can be force into 60hz, Dynamite Cop & Skies of Arcadia are two examples of games which cannot be force into 60hz. Dynamite Cop crashes if you force it into 60hz.


Bleemcast

Bleem was a well-known Playstation, emulator for the PC. Who decided too start emulating Playstation game on the Dreamcast, hence the Name Bleemcast.

Original they were going to release about 100 games on each Bleem disk, but in the end they settled for 1 title per disk. Only 3 three games were emulated in this way, as Bleem went bankrupt shortly after releasing the third disc.

The three games emulated by Bleemcast were:

  • Grand Turismo 2
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Tekken 3

I don't know if they were all release in the UK however, as only import shops tended to sell Bleemcast. The big chains like EB and Game didn't sell Bleamcast titles as Sony told them, that it wouldn't supply Playstation games to stores that sold Bleemcast titles. As you can guess the Bleemcast disk were quite hard to find in the UK because of this factor.

You also need a copy of the original Playstation game to use the Bleemcast disk, as the disk itself only allowed the Dreamcast to read the Playstation disk.

8. PAL Peripherals List

Official Sega Peripherals List

This is a list of all the official peripherals released in The UK/Europe by Sega of Europe

Dreamcast

Yes the console it self, when buying a Dreamcast in Europe you get:

  • 1 DC Main Unit,
  • 1 RF Cable,
  • 1 Modem Cable,
  • 1 Modem Cable Adaptor,
  • 1 Dream Modem 33.6kps,
  • 1 Power/Mains Lead,
  • 1 Dreamcast Controller,
  • A set of instruction manuals, including a manual to Dreamarena, which is now obsolete as Sega have since shut down Dreamarena.
  • 1 Demo disk or a game depending on what Dreamcast offer you buy.
  • 1 DreamKey disc, either version 1.0 or 1.5 depending on when you bought you DC. DreamKey 3.0 was never given away with the DC.

The DC has up to 4 joypad ports and can support up to four players on a single Dreamcast. The number of player changes from game to game however, some online games can support more than 4 players online, Bomberman Online was up to 8 players online for example.


RGB Scart Lead

A lead that let's you link, your Dreamcast into a scart port rather than a RF unit, improves the Dreamcast picture quality greatly. If you have a scart TV I highly advise that you, get a RGB scart cable as soon as possible, as it improves the Dreamcast picture quality greatly. Word of warning for those of you who have a PAL DC and play import NTSC games on it. Not all NTSC system games work with the RGB Scart Lead, Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service and Super Street Fighter II X for Matching Service are examples of games that don't work with the RGB Scart Lead, you'll have to use the RF lead instead or get an S-Video Lead.

Dreamcast Controller

Your basic Dreamcast controller, you'll need one for each player in a game. The DC Controller has 2 ports for plug in peripherals like the VMU and the Vibration Pack. The controller has 7 button in total which are: Start, A, B, X, Y and two triggers on the side, L and R. It also has 1 d-pad and 1 analogue stick. The basic colour of the controller was white, but Sega of Europe's online shop, did have other colours for sale.

Visual Memory Unit

The memory card, for the Dreamcast, has a built in LED screen 4 button and a mini d-pad, 200 blocks of memory. Also has a port on the top of it so you can link up and transfer data between 2 VMU and plug it into a Dreamcast Controller. It also takes 2 batteries, which are the same make as the one needed for the Sega Saturn's internal clock and memory.


A VMU lets you manage the data on it and play mini games on it, the only problem was that games tended to take up all the VMU memory and the batteries only lasted about 3 months. The 200 block on them was pretty small, and the memory used by each game differed greatly, you could get lucky and get about 30 games on a VMU or you could have 3 games, which take up all your memory.

The standard VMU is white in a blue box, however towards the end of the Dreamcast life in Europe. Sega of Europe started to import some of the USA made VMU's. It's interesting to see the different, they work perfectly fine but there are a couple of differences. There are different coloured VMU's, they come in a range of transparent colours which are, red, black, green, yellow and blue. The colour VMU's also came in a smaller black box with US marking all over it. Which suggests that Sega of Europe imported a large number in from the US.

You can also pick up the standard USA white VMU, they came in a white blister pack and also looked the same as a European white VMU but have one minor difference aside from the Packaging. The USA VMU has the Dreamcast swirl logo next to the word Dreamcast. The European VMU just have the word Dreamcast on them only in bigger lettering as to why they took off the swirl is any one's guess.


Vibration Pack

Put simply it makes the Dreamcast Controller shakes violently, yes you too can damage your wrists as you use it. I hate these things and find that they add nothing to the enjoyment of the game. The wrist's joke, is related to a case where I heard someone damage their wrists, because they played rumble games all the time, although they never said which console the person played. In truth these things are lawsuits waiting to happen.

Dreamcast Keyboard

Turn your Dreamcast in to a PC with this handy keyboard, just kidding. Makes using the Internet and typing on game's like PSO a lot easier. Can also be used in conjunction with the Dreamcast Mouse to get PC style FPS controls, in some FPS shooter games.

Dreamcast Mouse

Makes using the Internet a lot easier and is supported by some games. It can be used in conjunction with the Dreamcast Keyboard to get PC style FPS controls, in some games. A word of warning DreamKey 1.0 and 1.5 don't work with the Mouse, so you'll need to get a copy of DreamKey 3.0 to use the mouse with the internet.

Dreamcast Light Gun

The official Sega light gun, has a d-pad and 3 button, two of the buttons Start and B, can be found at the back of the gun just above the d-pad. The third button is the trigger itself the light gun also has a space for one VMU. You can fit a Vibration Pack into the back of the light gun however it is not recommend as the Vibration Pack can damage the gun. You shouldn't really put a VMU into the back of the light gun either, what you're supposed to do is place a Dreamcast Controller into the next available joypad port and insert the VMU into that controller. The reason being that the VMU can be shaken free of the gun when in use, why Sega didn't remove the VMU port altogether is very odd, poor design I guess.


In Europe only 2 games, supported the light gun, The House of the Dead 2 and Confidential Mission. The light gun itself was only sold in a pack with The House of the Dead 2 and at one stage you could only buy the gun on it's own from Sega official online store. For what every reason known to Sega Confidential Mission was not sold with a light gun. This meant that it was very hard to get a hold of a second light gun, if you wanted to play 2 player. However during 2002, I did notice that some of my local shops started to sell the light gun separately. The light gun itself is white with an orange trigger button, the two buttons on the back are blue and the d-pad is black.


Dreamcast Microphone

Let's strange people, hear your voice! One game that officially supports this peripheral, is Planet Rings, which is given away free with the Microphone. I'm also guessing you can use it for online chat, other than that, this peripheral is pretty useless and offers very little software support or value for money. Mr Driller, Seaman Fishing and Alien Front Online support the microphone. (Submitted by Pacdam and cat_mince_nz)

Dreamcast Arcade Stick

Your standard arcade style stick, makes beat-em-up games, like Marvel Vs Capcom 1/2, Street Fighter 3, Capcom Vs SNK 1/PRO/2, much easier to play. Word of warning a number of fault Arcade Sticks where made if you plug one of these baby's into your Dreamcast it will blow the control chip of your console rendering your DC useless.

Dreamcast Race Controller

Gives you an Arcade style steering wheel and in my view greatly improves all the racing games on the Dreamcast greatly. Word of warning, however not all the racing games support it and some don't work very well with it. Crazy Taxi 1 and 2, Sega Rally 2 and Daytona USA 2001 all work fine with it. However Metropolis Street Racer doesn't work very well with the steering wheel at all, despite having the Dreamcast Race Controller logo on the back of the box saying it's compatible, another reason why that game is bug ridden trash.

Dreamcast Fishing Rod (Australia Only)

The Australians get something we don't? Well they needed something to makeup for all the games not released over there. This device allows you to play fishing games, just like how it would be in real life except you won't get wet when it rains (@-@). As to why the official rod was only released in Australia is any one's guess. (Submitted by Karachi King)

Samba De Amigo Maracas

The reason why Samba De Amigo costs one hundred pounds! You get two Maracas and a floor mat to stand on, both the maracas have one green button on them. They use lasers to measure the height of the maraca to the ground.


Good fun but the maracas can be a bit temperamental at the best of times. Other games that support the maracas are Samba De Amigo Ver.2000, Cool Cool Toon and Virtual Tennis 2 supposedly. If you do own the maracas you should at least get Samba De Amigo Ver.2000 as it's a great improvement over the first game.


MIP (Missing in PAL)

  • 56.6kps Modem,
  • Broadband Modem,
  • S-Video Lead
  • The Virtual-On Twin Sticks,
  • The Dreamcast Camera, DreamEye
  • The 4x Memory Card,
  • The ASCII PAD FT
  • The VGA adapter

A few notes, the VGA adapter was never officially released in Europe, but there were an unofficial one produced. The Modem speaks for itself Sega of Europe choose to use the Japanese 33.6k modem rather than the US 56.6k modem and broadband was not widely available till 2004.

Sadly Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram was never released in this country neither were the Twin Sticks, which is a great shame.(So I had to pick up Virtual On on import (^-^) it's a great game) The 4x Memory Card kept getting put back and back and back, until it was never released. The ASCII PAD FT was a flight controller joypad and the Dreamcast camera speaks for itself. RGB Scart gives a better picture than S-Video and is more widely use over here, so there was no need for the official S-Video lead to be released.

9. UK Dreamcast Magazines

Coming Soon..

10. Packaging Mistakes and Errors

Here are some interesting and funny facts about some of the European games.

  1. (Dynamite Cop) Another manual error, this one mention about a free download extra you can get from the net called the Detonator Pack. Sadly you can't download it from the website, the manual direct you too. The Detonator Pack was never released for the European version. Also the US and Japanese Detonator Pack's don't work with the European Version of the game. Currently I'm in the process of trying to get a US version of Dynamite Cop. To see what the Detonator Pack is like and because the European version is missing all three of the secret characters and the game is 50hz only :( Update I received an email from an M Rudolf saying that he has the PAL Detonator Pack and got it from Dream On Vol 3. He has also uploaded it to his website http://home.arcor.de/mehrsein/hotmud however I can't download it with my Dreamcast so am unable to test it. I can download it with my PC but not the DC and am unable to transfer it. You can download it with a a Planet Dream Web browser that's provided you can get it to work. If anyone could upload it to a Dreamcast friendly website I would be very grateful as I'm eager to see if it works or not. (Submitted by M Rudolf)
  2. (Evil Twin) Page 13, the warning message on Super Cyp page has moved out of the text box it is supposed to appear in, this fault also appears on the foreign language pages, 43, 73 and 103. There is a typo in the inventory information section the word decor is spelt wrong in the third paragraph of page 19 it is spelt as d cor. Also the second paragraph above it doesn't read very well it should read more like 'That object will now become your selected adventure item'. The whole Evil Twin manual looks like it was done quickly to get it out. Also the manual clearly state's that there is a 50/60hz option in the game on page 6 of the manual, sadly it's missing. The only way to get 60hz in this game is to use an Xploder or DC-X disc.
  3. (Evil Twin, Cannon Spike, Heavy Metal Geomatrix and Conflict Zone) All 4 of these games where released by BigBen interactive, however it appears that BigBen didn't spend a lot of money on printing the front and back covers and the manual. All four games had their manual printed on the wonk and the front and back covers looked like they were printed on an ink jet printer, no joke. My Evil Twin manual has been cut so badly you can see the date it was printed on: Tue Mar 26 2002 09.50.40 Grey.
  4. (Evolution: The World of Sacred Devices)The back of the Evolution box state that the game has VGA compatible, but it's not. (Submitted by Karachi King)
  5. (Evolution 2: Far Off Promise) Not really a mistake, rather laziness on behalf of Ubi Soft. Rather than doing the voiceovers in English or allowing you to swap with or turn off the Japanese one's. Ubi Soft decided to just leave them in, while some people like the Japanese voices others don't. What really gets my goat is the answer they give in the manual as to why they did it, integrity and preserve don't go well together in a sentence, its such a patronising answer it's hard to believe. What's even more strange is the PAL version is just a copy and paste of the US version which was released, well before Sega canned the Dreamcast making it all the more bizarre.
  6. (Exhibition of Speed) The manual from Exhibition of Speed refers to the game as being Roadsters instead of EOS. Clearly a case of a quick copy-paste from the prequel. Furthermore all screenshots in the manual have the words 'PLACE HOLDER ART' on them. (Submitted by Casper Egas)
  7. (F1 World Grand Prix 2) This game has no in game screenshots any where on the box, that's never a good sign. Also because of the image used on the back of the box it's hard to read the English text as it merges with the racing car backdrop. The description for the Vibration, on page 37 of the manual is filled with errors it reads: When using the Vibration Pack and this function is turned on, your controller will vibrate when your are in a collision, bumps on the track of goes over the curb. This line should read: When using the Vibration Pack and this function is turned on, your controller will vibrate when you are in a collision, go over bumps on the track or go over the curb.
  8. (Floigan Brothers: episode one) Page 29 of the manual states that there are five option to select from the main menu. The game only has four to chose from, but did I mention that this game should have an online bonus section? Yep you guessed it the online mode was taken out, like so many other games.
  9. (Fur Fighters) What the manual doesn't tell you is that this game is filled to the brim with bugs and glitches. See some of the Fur Fighters FAQs for more details.
  10. (Gauntlet Legends) Although each game saved only, takes up 3 blocks of memory, the game actually need more to perform the save, so you'll need a few spare block in your VMU. A point which the manual fails to inform you of.
  11. (Grandia 2) The contents page in the manual is very wrong, for starters it's said that there is a user support section on page 61, the manual only goes up to page 60, which is the credit page. It also mentions a section on Grandia 2 Goods as well, that section is also missing, the page numbers for most of the other sections are also wrong. I believe the reason for all the mistakes, is because the manual is based on the US version's manual, only with certain pages removed. As the US manual, had a Grandia 2 Music CD offer in it, which would have been in the removed Grandia 2 goods section.
  12. (Half-Life) Despite Half-Life never getting an official release. Prima was so eager to get out their strategy guide for Christmas that they released it early, just a shame the game never was!
  13. (Headhunter)Another case of a game with lots of bugs in it, the best one being the bonus locker when you finish the game. If you open it you can't get key items needed to finish the game.
  14. (Iron Aces) Is not VGA compatible even though it say's it is on the back cover. (Submitted by Bossk2k3)
  15. (Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes) If you check out the instruction for the VS COM, VMU download. You'll notice that someone can't spell the word friend correctly or fiend as MVC2 puts it.
  16. (Metropolis Street Racer) MSR was recalled, in Europe when a bug was found that would unlock courses even if you didn't have the correct kudos. This is quite a handy bug, as it makes the game much easier.
  17. (Mortal Kombat Gold) One of the most bug ridden games on the Dreamcast, despite page 5 of the manual telling how to use the VMU and the save options in the main menu of the game. The VMU feature does not work with MKG, quite why it doesn't work I'll never know, Midway messed up big with this game. Only a notice on page 3 of the manual informs you of Midway's error.
  18. (NFL Blitz 2000) Normally on the side spine of the game the name of the game is written on it, NFL Blitz 2000 side spine is just left blank!!
  19. (Phantasy Star Online)The back of the box said "Download new quest missions online to enjoy this never-ending adventure!" Download quests were never released for V1 only V2. However the Japanese and USA V1 download quests did work the PAL V1. The same is not true for V2 however. Shame the game didn't come with a warning stating online thieves and cheaters may ruin your enjoyment of this game.
  20. (Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein) Pages 15 & 16 of the manual have a picture error on them. Next to Vector moves list there is a picture of Zelkin and next to Zelkin moves list there is a picture of Vector.
  21. (Psychic Force 2012) The picture of Regina, on the front cover has been slightly censored, she is wearing a low top dress and is showing quite a lot of her cleavage. Someone has painted her cleavage red, just like her dress, interestingly if you turn to page 23 of the manual you'll see an uncensored version of the Regina Picture. Another interesting fact about Psychic Force 2012, is that it has a picture on the reverse of the front cover, normally it's just left blank.
  22. (Railroad Tycoon 2) This game comes with a Erratum card, which states that in order to save your game the VMU must be inserted before loading.
  23. (Resident Evil 2) The Japanese version of Resident Evil 2 came on one GD-ROM but for some reason known only to Virgin Interactive and Capcom of Japan the western release of the game came on two GD-ROM's increasing production cost. A little oversight in the game itself, the game has 2 main play modes. 'Original Mode' and 'Arrange Mode'. In the Japanese game, 'Original Mode' was based on the Japanese release, and 'Arrange Mode' was based on the western release. The main differences are item placement, amount of zombies, general difficulty. In the manual for the PAL game, it mentioned these as if they were switched, so that in the PAL game, the 'Original Mode' would have been the original western release, and 'Arrange mode being based on the Japanese. However, the manual is incorrect, and 'Original Mode' on the PAL game is still actually based on the Japanese game, and 'Arrange Mode' on the western. (Submitted by Shakey_Jake33). JP Version (BIOHAZARD 2 Value Plus) is also 2 discs (Leon & Claire) just like the PAL version. There's actually 3 discs in the package as it also included a Trial version of Code Veronica. (Submitted by Kubrick)
  24. (Rez) This first batch of Rez disc's printed were recalled when a number of faulty discs where discovered. A faulty disc would soon deteriorate after a couple of goes on Rez and would simply just stop working. These were soon replaced but it did take Sega a few weeks to reissue Rez to shops.
  25. (Shenmue 2) There are typo's in the character information section: Page 54, Wong. Line 6, says "atopening", when it should be "at opening". Page 55, Xiuying Hong. Lines 3 and 4, repeats "martial arts" twice for her interests. Page 55, Fangmei Xun. Line 3, says "oved", when it should be "loved". (Submitted by Crazyreyn)
  26. (Slient Scope) Despite being a light gun game in the arcade, Konami decided not to use the Dreamcast Lightgun for this conversion. Making the Dreamcast conversion no were near as good as the arcade game. A fault they corrected in the Xbox home conversion which does support the lightgun.
  27. (Soldier of Fortune) Soldier of Fortune was recalled on its release following a major blunder by Ubi Soft. The BBFC 18 certificate was missing off the UK box art so the game had to be recalled and reissued in the UK. If you live outside the UK and are wondering what a BBFC certificate is, to put it bluntly it's an age restriction and it is illegal to sell a game to someone below the age of the certificate.
  28. (Soul Calibur) The font they used for the summary writing on the back of the box, is so bad, that it appears that they have spelled Soul Calibur wrong, or Soul Callbur as the box puts it.
  29. (Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer) This game does not support stereo sound it even said so in the manual. Which is rather odd as most games since the SNES days have supported stereo sound.
  30. (Street Fighter Alpha 3) The manual is missing Guile's moves list.
  31. (Stupid Invaders) The warning message at the bottom of page 5 reads: "WARNING: Do not the mouse when you switch on the Dreamcast console," The word 'move' is missing between the not and the.
  32. (Surf Rocket Racers) The side spine of Surf Rocket Racers has the game's name wrongly as Surf Rocket Racer someone forgot the 's' in 'Racers'.
  33. (Tech Romancer) Is VGA compatible though it doesn't state it on the back of the box. (Submitted by Bossk2k3)
  34. (Toy Racer) Page 25 of the manual mentions about 4 hidden vehicles, no one I know, has every found them. If they had to be unlock while online this is now impossible as the Toy Racer server has now been shut down in Europe.
  35. (Unreal Tournament) The manual from page 15 is badly miss printed, you get blank pages, pages with pictures on them but no text and some pages have a picture of a weapon on them but the text next to them is for a different weapon! All UT manuals have this problem, sloppy very sloppy.
  36. (Urban Chaos) Urban Chaos suffers from a number of bugs and is one of the few game you can improve the performs of the game by adjusting some of the in game options. Also the game doesn't have an ending when you finish the last mission it just goes back to the level selection screen. I guess Eidos decided not to hire many bug testers, however as I haven't play the PC version I can't say if this game ever had an ending, but I suspect it did and this is more a case of being a dodgy port.
  37. (V-Rally 2 Expert Edition) This game comes with a Erratum card, referring to a mistake in the game. V-Rally 2 has a problem like, Gauntlet Legends where by the game needs some spare memory to perform the save itself.

11. Credits

People who have helped me write this FAQ and contributed to the information in it. By all means please feel free to send me any information that would help improve this FAQ, full credit will be given to all contributors.

shining3master ( shining3master@yahoo.com )
-Me the writer and creator of this FAQ. (^0^)

slicer1000
-My brother for giving me a large number of suggestions and pointers for this FAQ and for buying the Dreamcast in the first place.

Arcturius (DCArchive)
- Submited most of the 50/60hz list and provided loads of information on the Dreamcast and the PAL games also host this FAQ on his excellent Dreamcast website, check it out. http://dcarchive.technoweyr.co.uk

Karachi King
-Submitted the Evolution packaging error, the list of games not released in Australia and information on the fishing rod.

Pacdam
-Submitted lots of information, like Taxi 2 release in France, the canning of 4x4 Evolution and DreamKey 2.0 release in Europe, plus much more.

Olivier
-Submitted the games not released in France list and pointed out a few spelling mistakes.

Cull and Daria
-For suggesting, that I change the order in which I list some of the games.

Crazyreyn
-Submitted the Shenmue 2 packaging error.

Bossk2k3
-Submitted some packaging errors and a few other bits of information.

cat_mince_nz
-Submitted some information on Suzuki Alstaire and the mircophone.

Alexius2k
-Submitted some information.

Casper Egas
-Submit the Exhibition of Speed manual error and provided a few other bits of information for the FAQ.

M Rudolf
-Submitted the Detonator Pack information.

Lyris
-Submitted information on a few mistakes I had made, provide information on some games not forcing into 50hz, the US upgraded 56.6k modem and the NTSC signal information. Also corrected me on the name of the Dreamcast Camera.

Shakey_Jake33
-Submitted VGA 60hz information and information on Resident Evil 2.

gossi_the_dog
-Submitted the PAL launch line up and the facts about the launch also pointed out a few name mistakes.

Kubrick
-Submitted some information on Resident Evil 2.

Julio III
-Submitted some of the VMU games list.

NTSC Forum Members, vertigo, moonwhistle, 112, seany1979, Kernow, Bearboy, nekroxide, thebuddahman, Duddyroar.
-For various suggestions and improvements.

And everybody else!
-This is for all the other people who submitted information, which I already knew about, like all those Taxi 2 e-mails!

The Official Dreamcast Magazine
-Helped me find information on some games and how to spell their names correctly!!!

Dreamcast Magazine: The 100% Unofficial Magazine:
-Also helped me with information on some of the games.

DC-UK:
-Also helped me with information on a couple of games.

www.gbparadise.de
-For being one of the best PAL Xploder code websites, R.I.P

www.mogelpower.de
-For being one of the best PAL Xploder code websites and where some new 60hz came from, good website.

12. Plans for Next Update

Aside from the up date to all the other sections including Packaging Mistakes and Errors. I also hope to start adding the in-depth game section, I also plan to do a section on Import games and a section on Online games. Plus there will me plenty more so watch this space as they say.

13. Contact Information

If you need to contact me my E-mail is: shining3master@yahoo.com

Please feel free to E-mail me with any suggestions you think could help to improve my FAQ and anything you feel maybe useful for my FAQ about the Dreamcast. If you are going to contact me please insure you put "Dreamcast PAL FAQ" in the subject line of the E-mail.

My website: http://www.geocities.com/shining3master
If you're looking for a guide to Shining Force 3, I advised you check out my website.

This FAQ is Copyrighted 2006 by shining3master

Thanks you for reading this FAQ.

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