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As many of you may be aware it is possible to modify a PAL Sega Saturn system to output at 60hz. Once I had my Saturn converted to output at 50/60hz I noticed that a few PAL games developed problems when played at 60hz, hence the reason I decided to make this list to record the games that had any problems and what the side effects were. This is also a complete list of all the games official released in PAL.

So far I managed to test over half the Saturn games released in PAL, but this list is far from complete, it you happen to know how a game play in 60hz then drop me a line at the e.mail address below.

In order to play Sega Saturn games at 60hz, you will need to have your Pal Sega Saturn modified with a 50/60hz switch or play a Pal game on a NTSC Saturn. An unmodified Pal Sega Saturn only plays Pal games at 50hz.

(Japanese games list)   (US games list)   (PAL games list)   
(Name changes and additional information)

Note I'm not interested in making a hz list for Japanese and USA games, as they should always be played in 60hz not 50hz. If you have any information you would like to contribute to this list please e.mail, me at the following address slicer1000@yahoo.com

KEY:
Normal = Default setting for Pal games, most games suffer from boarders and slowdown in this mode.

PAL OPT = Games that work best in 50hz (Sega of Europe, spent time on converting then) playing these games at 60hz will result in overscan at the top and bottom of the tv screen.
Improved = When played in 60hz boarders and slowdown is removed.

Green = This title was only released in PAL/Europe

Red
= This title was only released in English in
PAL/Europe

Blue
= This title went under a different name in Japan and/or USA, see name changes and additional information for more information on the different names.

Mult
icoloured = Multiple colours apply to this game.

PAL Sega Saturn Games Release List

Titles 50hz 60hz
3D Lemmmings PAL OPT Strange lines appear, Bottom of screen disappears.
Actua Golf PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Actua Soccer Club Edition ? Unknown?
Alien Trilogy Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Alone in the Dark: Jack's is Back ? Unknown?
AMOK Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Andretti Racing Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Area 51 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up in 60hz.
Atari's Greatest Hits Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Athlete Kings Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Atlantis: The Lost Tales ? Unknown?
Baku Baku PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Batman Forever ? Unknown?
Battle Area Toshiden Remix ? Unknown?
Battle Area Toshiden URA PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Battle Monsters Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Battle Stations ? Unknown?
Black Dawn Normal Bottom of screen disappears slightly.
Black Fire ? Unknown?
Blam! Machinehead Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Blast Chamber ? Unknown?
Blazing Dragons ? Unknown?
Break Point Tennis ? Bottom of screen disappears.
Bubble Bobble + Rainbow Islands Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Burning Rangers Normal Improved, FMV window larger (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) but problems with intro music.
Bug! Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Bug Too! Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Bust-a-Move 2: Arcade Edition Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Bust-a-Move 3 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Casper Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Chaos Control ? Unknown?
Clockwork Knight Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Clockwork Knight 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Command & Conquer Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Courier Crisis ? Unknown?
Crime Wave Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
CROC Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Crusader - No Remorse Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up in 60hz.
Crypt Killer Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Cyberia Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up in 60hz.
Cyber Speedway PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
D Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Darius 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Darius Gaiden Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Darklight Conflict Normal FMV window larger, Bottom of screen disappears
Dark Savior Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Daytona USA Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Daytona USA CCE PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Death Tanks 2 Normal Found on Duke Nukem 3D as a hidden game. Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Deep Fear PAL OPT Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) but strange green lines appear at the very top of the screen.
Defcon 5 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Destruction Derby Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Die Hard Arcade PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Die Hard Trilogy Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Digital Pinball Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Discworld Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Discworld II: Missing Presumed? Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Doom Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Dragonball Z:Tthe Legends Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) This games wasn't released in the UK. French subtitles
Dragon Force Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Dragon Heart: Fire & Steel ? Unknown?
Duke Nukem 3D PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears, so you can't see the weapon display and their is some graphics glitching.
Earth Worm Jim 2 PAL OPT? Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) However Jim get a permant cloaking device and can't be seen.
Enemy Zero Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Euro 96, UEFA ? Unknown?
Exhumed Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up in 60hz.
F1 Challenge Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Fifa 97 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up on the FMV movies.
Fifa Road to World Cup 98 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Fifa Soccer 96 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up on the FMV movies.
Fighters Megamix PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Fighting Vipers PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears, characters glitch more.
Firestorm Thunderhawk 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) FMV intro has a slight problem.
Formula Karts PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Frank Thomas- Big Hurt Baseball ? Unknown?
Frankstein TTEOTM ? Unknown?
Galactic Attack Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Galaxy Fight ? Unknown?
Gex ? Unknown?
Ghen War ? Unknown?
Golden Axe the Duel PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Grid Runner PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Guardian Heroes PAL OPT Colours on the screen run, causing a blur effect on the screen.
Gun Griffon Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Hang On GP 96 Normal Boarders and slow down in 50hz, but in 60hz the colours and screen blur making it, unplayable in 60hz.
Hard Core 4X4 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Hebereke's Popoito Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Hexen Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Highway 2000 ? Unknown?
Hi-Octane Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Horde, The Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
House of the Dead, The PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Impact Racing PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears. The strange things is that at 50hz the game is not full screen
In the Hunt Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Incredible Hulk ? Unknown?
Independence Day Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
International Victory Goal 96 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Ironman X-0 Manowar ? Unknown?
Jewels of the Oracle ? Unknown?
Johnny Bazookatone Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Jonah Lomu Rugby Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Keio Flying Squadron 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
King of Fighters 95, The Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Krazy Ivan Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Last Bronx PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Loaded Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Lost Viking 2, Norse by Norsewest Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Madden NFL 97 ? Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Madden NFL 98 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up on the FMV movies.
Magic Carpet Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Mansion of the Hidden Soul PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears
Manx TT Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Marvel Super Heroes Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) also supports the 1MB to give extra animation.
Mass Destruction Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Maximum Force ? Unknown?
Mech Warrior 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Mega Man X3 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Mighty Hits Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) some glitching.
Mortal Kombat 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy ? Unknown?
Mr Bone ? Unknown?
Myst Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Mystaria the realms of lore Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Nascar 98 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears
NBA Action PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears
NBA Action 98 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up on the FMV movies.
NBA Jam Extreme Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
NBA Jam Tournament ? Unknown?
NBA Live 97 ? Unknown?
NBA Live 98 ? Unknown?
NFL Quarterback club 96 ? Unknown?
NFL Quarterback club 97 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
NHL All Star Hockey ? Unknown?
NHL All Star Hockey 98 ? Unknown?
NHL 97 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound and picture break up on the FMV movies.
NHL 98 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
NHL Powerplay PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Nights Christmas Edition Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Karaoke mode, doesn't work correctly, as the text moves too fast.
Nights into Dreams Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) 2 player mode doesn't work in 60hz
Night Warrior Darkstalkers Revenge Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Off World Interceptor Extremne ? Unknown?
Olympic Soccer Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Pandemonium Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Panzer Dragoon PAL OPT FMV window larger but bottom of screen disappears.
Panzer Dragoon Zewi PAL OPT Subtitles at bottom of screen disapper in FMV
Panzer Dragoon Saga Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Paradious Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Pebble Beach Golf Links Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
PGA Tour 97 ? Unknown?
Pinball Graffiti ? Unknown?
Primal Rage Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Pro Pinball: the web ? Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Quake PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Rampage World Tour PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Rayman PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Resident Evil Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Revoluton X PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears
Rise 2: The Resurrection ? Unknown?
Riven Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Road Rash 3 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Robo Pit PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears and the graphics blur.
Robotica Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Saturn Bomberman Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Scorcher Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Sea Bass Fishing Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Sega Ages Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Sega Rally PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Sega Touring Car PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears colours on the screen run over.
Sega worldwide soccer 97 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Sega worldwide soccer 98 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Shellshock ? Unknown?
Shining Force III Scenario1 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Shining the Holy Ark Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Shining Wisdom Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Shinobi-X Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Shock Wave Assault Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Sim City 2000 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Skeleton Warriors Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Sky Target Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Slam n Jam 96 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Sonic 3D Normal (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) but bonus stages don't work at 60hz.
Sonic Jam Normal 3D modes, doesn't work correctly at 60hz, but the the 2D sonic games run better, bad PAL optimization.
Sonic R Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Soviet Strike Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Space Hulk Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Space Jam ? Unknown?
Spot goes to Hollywood Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Star Fighter 3000 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Steep Slope Sliders Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Street Fighter Alpha Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Street Fighter Collection Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Street Fighter the Movie ? Unknown?
Street Racer PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Striker 96 ? Bottom of screen disappears.
Story of Thor 2, The PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) use in game screen alignment to correct screen.
Swagman Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Tempest 2000 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Tetris Plus Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
The Crow City of Angels ? Unknown?
Theme Park Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
The Need for Speed Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
The Lost World Jurassic Park Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Three Dirty Dwarves PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Tilt! Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Titan Wars Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) Sound break up in 60hz.
Tomb Raider PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Torico Normal In 60hz the bottom of the screen disappears, but in 50hz the screen window is very small, maybe it's because it's an FMV game.
Trash It PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
True Pinball PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears and it becomes very hard to see the flippers.
Tunnel B1 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Valora Vally Golf Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Victory Boxing Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Virtua Cop 1 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Virtua Cop 2 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Virtua Fighters PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Virtua Fighters Remix PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Virtua Fighters 2 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Virtua Fighters 2 Kids PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
Virtua Racing Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Virtual Golf Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Virtual Hydlide ? Unknown?
Virtual On PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears colours on the screen run over, making the game unplayable.
Virtual Open Tennis Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Warcraft 2 the Dark Saga Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Whizz ? Unknown?
Wing Arms Normal Borders and slow down in 50hz, but in 60hz the colours and screen blur making it, unplayable in 60hz. There are also problems with the intro music.
Winter Heat Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Wipeout Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Wipeout 2097 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
World Cup Golf Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play) The colour white turns slightly pink for some unknown reason.
World League Soccer 98 PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
World Series Baseball ? Unknown?
World Series Baseball 2 Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Worms PAL OPT Bottom of screen disappears.
WWF In Your House Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
WWF Wrestlemania ? Unknown?
X-men COTA Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)
Z Normal Improved, (bigger screen, 17.5% Faster Game play)

Always double check, that you have the right equipment to play each import game, as quite a few don't work with converter cartridges and some only work with the correct area console, but not many. I can't beheld responsible for any incorrecton information in this list, always double check with your importer before you buy.


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