The Killer 32x Game

So it has begun, after browsing on eBay, my over excitement got the better of me and I ended up buying a sealed game. For reference I did not set out to get any new games for the 32x as I intend to play them, but for some reason I decided I must have it. 

The first game of the collection is a USA release called “Corpse Killer” – it sounds charming and I can not wait to not play it (being sealed it would be a sin to open it). I really have no idea what this game will be like, or how I will get my console to play the game on my TV – but I guess you have to start somewhere!

The game was ordered from Germany and cost me the princely sum of €86 and with shipping it was €99.99. The seller took a while to ship and then promised me a little something with the shipment – which was never delivered, but I got the game and it is in pretty good condition as expected and looks sealed.

Now, after pretending that I might actually want to use this game in my Megadrive 1 tower, I started to do some research.

It seems that as with the Megadrive/Genesis consoles there is the difference between the regions, so EU have 50Hz and the JAP/USA versions have 60Hz and these games are not going to work on consoles outside of these regions without modification. This is the kind of modification I do not want to test as it involves soldering and a degree of skill that is far beyond me (I have zero skill in these things) – so I need to find an alternative solution.

Perhaps the 32x is multi region and works for all games – it is after all just a hunk of plastic with some components that plugs into the brains, which is the actual console right? Wrong again, after some research and asking of questions on various forums – I will need a USA 32x to go with my USA Genesis to play my USA games, and if I am lucky I can also play some of my Japanese games as well. Thankfully the region locking is pretty limited on the 32x (it was not out for long enough for it to be a concern I guess). So, some of the games are multi region, others are not.

I found the full list here, and have pasted below to save you a click – but full credit to the poster Azathoth on

World releases – carts are all the same and work in any system combination

BC Racers


FIFA International Soccer ‘96


Mortal Kombat II

NBA Jam: Tournament Edition

NFL Quarterback Club

Primal Rage

RBI Baseball ’95

Sangokushi IV

Shadow Squadron

Spider-Man: Web of Fire


Toughman Contest

World Series Baseball ’95


WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game

US NTSC releases – carts will only work in NTSC systems with a US Genesis will not play on PAL machines or when hooked to a Japanese Mega Drive

Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw


Star Trek – Starfleet Academy Bridge Simulator

Virtua Racing Deluxe

Japanese NTSC releases – carts will only work in NTSC systems with a Japanese Mega Drive, will not play on PAL machines or when hooked to a US Genesis

Star Wars Arcade

Virtua Racing Deluxe

US/Japan dual region NTSC releases – carts will only work in NTSC systems and may have dual-language settings depending which region the console is set, will not play on PAL machines

36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples

After Burner Complete

Cosmic Carnage / Cyber Brawl


Knuckles Chaotix

Metal Head


Motocross Championship

Space Harrier

Star Wars Arcade – (American 32x release)

Virtua Fighter

Zaxxon’s Motherbase 2000

PAL releases – carts only work on PAL machines with a PAL Mega Drive and display an error message if played otherwise

36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples

Afterburner Complete

Cosmic Carnage



Knuckles Chaotix

Metal Head

Motocross Championship

Space Harrier

Star Wars Arcade

Virtua Fighter

Keep playing!

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