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I need an adapter and I've seen a couple of these. Just wondering how they compare to the others on the market before I wade in with the cash..
 

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It depends what kind of adapter you're looking for.

The Honey Bee converter is just a simple plug-through adapter, so you can plug Japanese Mega Drive cartridges into a European Mega Drive or US Genesis cart slot. (You can just as easily file the edges of the cartridge slot to get the larger Jap carts to fit - it's a lot neater that way.)

What this adapter does *not* do is get around the territory protection on later (post-1992) releases. You need something like a Mega Key adapter, or switches fitted to the console itself, to do that.

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OK, that's what I needed to know. So if I fit the 50hz/60hz switch I'll be OK with all the games, right? I'm a bit out of touch with my Mega Drive after all these years..
 

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Cool.. To be honest, I'm only doing it so as I can play the US versions of Contra and Castlevania, the European versions are pretty watered down I've heard. Thanks for clearing it up for me!
 

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If you have an Action Replay or Game Genie cart, I could probably find codes to defeat the territory protection on those games.
 

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Thanks, I might have a look around for one. I've only just got a new Megadrive after about 8 years without so I'm just weighing up the options really. I read on Gamefaqs that there was actually an adapter released which had the 50/60 and language switches on the back. I'm guessing they're pretty scarce now, if they even exist at all, as that's the only place I've seen them mentioned.
 

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had one when I was in Israel .. I wish I brought it with me .. it looked cool and had a switch on the back .. Japan, USA, Europe .. and one more .. didnt know for what.

I first tried it with european Toy Story that didnt work on my Gen .. the adapter worked great.
 
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