Saturday, August 11, 2018

Region Locked Nintendo 64 (N64) Games

The following games for the Nintendo 64 contain a software region lock. This is important to know for game importers, because even if the cartridge can be made to connect with your console; you may not be able to play them still (without a cheat device code to bypass the lock). Keep in mind that this is not an issue with flash cartridges such as the EverDrive-64.


These 37 games (and one prototype) are region locked, and were only released in the USA. Therefore, playing them on a PAL console will not be easy.

All-Star Baseball 2001
Army Men: Air Combat
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2
Asteroids Hyper 64
Bassmasters 2000
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling
Cruis'n Exotica
Dr. Mario 64
Elmo's Letter Adventure
Elmo's Number Journey
Frogger 2 (Proto)
Indy Racing 2000
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest
Madden NFL 2000
Madden NFL 2001
Madden NFL 2002
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits: Volume 1
Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness
Namco Museum 64
NBA Courtside 2 featuring Kobe Bryant
NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC
NFL Blitz: Special Edition
NFL Blitz 2000
NFL Blitz 2001
NFL QB Club 2001
Polaris SnoCross
Powerpuff Girls, The: Chemical X-Traction
Razor Freestyle Scooter
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
Space Invaders
Stunt Racer 64
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
WCW Backstage Assault
WCW Nitro


The following 30 Japanese exclusive games [and one prototype], are region locked. If you have a PAL system, you may have a hard time playing these.

64 Hanafuda: Tenshi no Yakusoku
Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh
Bass Rush: ECOGEAR PowerWorm Championship
Bomber Man 64
Choro Q 64 II: Hacha Mecha Grand Prix Race
Custom Robo
Custom Robo V2
Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Dancing Museum
Densha de Go! 64
Derby Stallion 64
Doraemon 3: Nobita no Machi SOS!
Doubutsu no Mori
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 2: Oni Shuurai! Shiren Jou!
Goemon: Mononoke Sugoroku
Hamster Monogatari 64
Ide Yosuke no Mahjong Juku
Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1 Kettei Ban!
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2000
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Basic Ban 2001
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Nintama Rantarou 64 Game Gallery
Nushi Zuri 64: Shiokaze ni Notte
PD Ultraman Battle Collection 64
Pro Mahjong Tsuwamono 64: Jansou Battle ni Chousen
Puyo Puyo 4: Puyo Puyon Party
Robot Poncots 64: 7tsu no Umi no Caramel
Super Robot Taisen 64
Toon Panic (Proto)
Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha
Virtual Pro Wrestling 2: Oudou Keishou
Yakouchuu II: Satsujin Kouro


The following 2 European exclusive games [and one prototype] are region locked. If you have a NTSC system, you may have a hard time playing these.

40 Winks (Proto)
F-1 World Grand Prix II
Premier Manager 64


The following 102 games (including some prototypes) were released in multiple regions. At least one release has been confirmed to be region locked by me (generally testing USA games on a PAL console). Nearly all of these games are available in PAL form, except two games, those two are highlighted in red. The game names highlighted in yellow, is the specific region that was tested to indeed have a region lock. This does not necessarily mean that other regions of the game are also region locked though.
  • 007: The World Is Not Enough [Confirmed region locked: 007: The World Is Not Enough (USA)]
  • 1080 TenEighty Snowboarding [Confirmed region locked: 1080 TenEighty Snowboarding (Japan, USA) (En,Ja)]
  • Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage [Confirmed region locked: Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage (USA)]
  • All Star Tennis 99 [Confirmed region locked: All Star Tennis 99 (USA)]
  • Army Men: Sarge's Heroes [Confirmed region locked: Army Men: Sarge's Heroes (USA)]
  • BattleTanx: Global Assault [Confirmed region locked: BattleTanx: Global Assault (USA)]
  • Blues Brothers 2000 [Confirmed region locked: Blues Brothers 2000 (USA)]
  • Body Harvest [Confirmed region locked: Body Harvest (USA)]
  • Buck Bumble [Confirmed region locked: Buck Bumble (USA)]
  • Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition [Confirmed region locked: Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition (USA)]
  • California Speed [Confirmed region locked: California Speed (USA)]
  • Carmageddon 64 [Confirmed region locked: Carmageddon 64 (USA)]
  • Command & Conquer [Confirmed region locked: Command & Conquer (USA)]
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day [Confirmed region locked: Conker's Bad Fur Day (USA)]
  • Cruis'n World [Confirmed region locked: Cruis'n World (USA)]
  • CyberTiger [Confirmed region locked: CyberTiger (USA)]
  • Destruction Derby 64 [Confirmed region locked: Destruction Derby 64 (USA)]
  • Donkey Kong 64 [Confirmed region locked: Donkey Kong 64 (USA)]
  • Duke Nukem: Zero Hour [Confirmed region locked: Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (USA)]
  • Earthworm Jim 3D [Confirmed region locked: Earthworm Jim 3D (USA)]
  • ECW Hardcore Revolution [Confirmed region locked: ECW Hardcore Revolution (USA)]
  • Excitebike 64 [Confirmed region locked: Excitebike 64 (USA)]
  • F1 Racing Championship [Confirmed region locked: F1 Racing Championship (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It)] Note: No USA release of this game.
  • Gauntlet Legends [Confirmed region locked: Gauntlet Legends (USA)]
  • Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko [Confirmed region locked: Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (USA)]
  • Glover [Confirmed region locked: Glover (USA)]
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys [Confirmed region locked: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (USA)]
  • Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing [Confirmed region locked: Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing (USA)]
  • Hybrid Heaven [Confirmed region locked: Hybrid Heaven (USA)]
  • Hydro Thunder [Confirmed region locked: Hydro Thunder (USA)]
  • Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine [Confirmed region locked: Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (USA)]
  • In-Fisherman: Bass Hunter 64 [Confirmed region locked: In-Fisherman: Bass Hunter 64 (USA)]
  • Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 [Confirmed region locked: Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 (USA)]
  • John Romero's Daikatana [Confirmed region locked: John Romero's Daikatana (USA)]
  • Knockout Kings 2000 [Confirmed region locked: Knockout Kings 2000 (USA)]
  • LEGO Racers [Confirmed region locked: LEGO Racers (USA) (En,Fr,De,Es,It,Nl,Sv,No,Da,Fi)]
  • Mario Party 2 [Confirmed region locked: Mario Party 2 (USA)]
  • Mario Party 3 [Confirmed region locked: Mario Party 3 (USA)]
  • Monster Truck Madness 64 [Confirmed region locked: Monster Truck Madness 64 (USA)]
  • Mortal Kombat 4 [Confirmed region locked: Mortal Kombat 4 (USA)]
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero [Confirmed region locked: Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (USA)]
  • NASCAR 99 [Confirmed region locked: NASCAR 99 (USA)]
  • NBA in the Zone 2000 [Confirmed region locked: NBA in the Zone 2000 (USA)]
  • NBA Jam 2000 [Confirmed region locked: NBA Jam 2000 (USA)]
  • NBA Live 2000 [Confirmed region locked: NBA Live 2000 (USA) (En,Fr,De,Es)]
  • New Tetris, The [Confirmed region locked: New Tetris, The (USA)]
  • NFL Quarterback Club 2000 [Confirmed region locked: NFL Quarterback Club 2000 (USA)]
  • Nuclear Strike 64 [Confirmed region locked: Nuclear Strike 64 (USA)]
  • O.D.T. [Confirmed region locked: O.D.T. (USA) (En,Fr,Es) (Proto)]
  • Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber [Confirmed region locked: Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (USA)]
  • Paperboy [Confirmed region locked: Paperboy (USA)]
  • Perfect Dark [Confirmed region locked: Perfect Dark (USA)]
  • Pokemon Puzzle League [Confirmed region locked: Pokemon Puzzle League (USA)]
  • Pokemon Snap [Confirmed region locked: Pokemon Snap (USA)]
  • Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue [Confirmed region locked: Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue (USA)]
  • Quake II [Confirmed region locked: Quake II (USA)]
  • Rat Attack! [Confirmed region locked: Rat Attack! (USA) (En,Fr,De,Es,It,Nl)]
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape [Confirmed region locked: Rayman 2: The Great Escape (USA) (En,Fr,De,Es,It)]
  • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing [Confirmed region locked: Ready 2 Rumble Boxing (USA)]
  • Re-Volt [Confirmed region locked: Re-Volt (USA)]
  • Road Rash 64 [Confirmed region locked: Road Rash 64 (USA)]
  • Roadsters [Confirmed region locked: Roadsters (USA) (En,Fr,Es)]
  • Robotron 64 [Confirmed region locked: Robotron 64 (USA)]
  • Rocket: Robot on Wheels [Confirmed region locked: Rocket: Robot on Wheels (USA)]
  • RR64: Ridge Racer 64 [Confirmed region locked: RR64: Ridge Racer 64 (USA)]
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie [Confirmed region locked: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (USA)]
  • S.C.A.R.S. [Confirmed region locked: S.C.A.R.S. (USA)]
  • San Francisco Rush 2049 [Confirmed region locked: San Francisco Rush 2049 (USA)]
  • Scooby-Doo!: Classic Creep Capers [Confirmed region locked: Scooby-Doo!: Classic Creep Capers (USA)]
  • Shadow Man [Confirmed region locked: Shadow Man (USA)]
  • Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers [Confirmed region locked: Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers (USA) (En,Es)]
  • South Park: Chef's Luv Shack [Confirmed region locked: South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (USA)]
  • South Park Rally [Confirmed region locked: South Park Rally (USA)]
  • SpaceStation Silicon Valley [Confirmed region locked: SpaceStation Silicon Valley (USA)]
  • Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo [Confirmed region locked: Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo (USA)]
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer [Confirmed region locked: Star Wars Episode I: Racer (USA)]
  • StarCraft 64 [Confirmed region locked: StarCraft 64 (USA)]
  • Starshot: Space Circus Fever [Confirmed region locked: Starshot: Space Circus Fever (USA) (En,Fr,Es)]
  • Super Bowling [Confirmed region locked: Super Bowling (USA)]
  • Supercross 2000 [Confirmed region locked: Supercross 2000 (USA)]
  • Sydney 2000 [Confirmed region locked: Sydney 2000 (USA) (Proto)]
  • Tarzan [Confirmed region locked: Tarzan (USA)]
  • Taz Express [Confirmed region locked: Taz Express (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It,Nl) & Taz Express (USA) (Proto)]
  • Tigger's Honey Hunt [Confirmed region locked: Tigger's Honey Hunt (USA)]
  • Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry [Confirmed region locked: Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry (USA)]
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six [Confirmed region locked: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (USA)]
  • Tonic Trouble [Confirmed region locked: Tonic Trouble (USA)]
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 [Confirmed region locked: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (USA)]
  • Top Gear Hyper-Bike [Confirmed region locked: Top Gear Hyper-Bike (USA)]
  • Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion [Confirmed region locked: Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion (USA)]
  • Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense [Confirmed region locked: Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense (USA)]
  • Vigilante 8 [Confirmed region locked: Vigilante 8 (USA)]
  • Virtual Chess 64 [Confirmed region locked: Virtual Chess 64 (USA) (En,Fr,Es)]
  • V-Rally Edition 99 [Confirmed region locked: V-Rally Edition 99 (USA)]
  • WCW Mayhem [Confirmed region locked: WCW Mayhem (USA)]
  • WCW-nWo Revenge [Confirmed region locked: WCW-nWo Revenge (USA)]
  • World Driver Championship [Confirmed region locked: World Driver Championship (USA)]
  • Worms Armageddon [Confirmed region locked: Worms Armageddon (USA) (En,Fr,Es)]
  • WWF Attitude [Confirmed region locked: WWF Attitude (USA)]
  • WWF No Mercy [Confirmed region locked: WWF No Mercy (USA)]
  • WWF WrestleMania 2000 [Confirmed region locked: WWF WrestleMania 2000 (USA)]
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - The Talisman of Fate [Confirmed region locked: Xena: Warrior Princess - The Talisman of Fate (USA)]


And lastly, these 38 games were released in multiple regions with varying names in one way or another. At least one release has been confirmed to be region locked by me. To put it simply, these USA games highlighted in yellow will not be easily played on a PAL console (but often times there's a PAL version released, so no real worry). Game titles highlighted in red do not have a PAL release.

  • Automobili Lamborghini aka Super Speed Race 64 [Confirmed region locked: Automobili Lamborghini (USA)]
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker aka Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker [Confirmed region locked: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (USA)]
  • Big Mountain 2000 aka Snow Speeder [Confirmed region locked: Big Mountain 2000 (USA)]
  • Bomberman 64: The Second Attack! aka Baku Bomber Man 2 [Confirmed region locked: Bomberman 64: The Second Attack! (USA)]
  • Bust-A-Move '99 aka Bust-A-Move 3 DX aka Puzzle Bobble 64 [Confirmed region locked: Bust-A-Move '99 (USA)]
  • Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness aka Akumajou Dracula Mokushiroku Gaiden: Legend of Cornell [Confirmed region locked: Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (USA)]
  • Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers aka Donald Duck: Quack Attack [Confirmed region locked: Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers (USA) (En,Fr,De,Es,It)]
  • Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck aka Daffy Duck Starring as Duck Dodgers [Confirmed region locked: Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck (USA) (En,Fr,Es)]
  • Fighter Destiny 2 aka Kakutou Denshou: F-Cup Maniax [Confirmed region locked: Fighter Destiny 2 (USA)]
  • Harvest Moon 64 aka Bokujou Monogatari 2 [Confirmed region locked: Harvest Moon 64 (USA)]
  • Hey You, Pikachu! aka Pikachuu Genki de Chuu [Confirmed region locked: Hey You, Pikachu! (USA)]
  • International Superstar Soccer 2000 aka Jikkyou J.League 1999: Perfect Striker 2 [Confirmed region locked: International Superstar Soccer 2000 (USA) (En,Es)]
  • International Track & Field 2000 aka International Track & Field: Summer Games aka Ganbare! Nippon! Olympics 2000 [Confirmed region locked: International Track & Field 2000 (USA)]
  • Jet Force Gemini aka Star Twins [Confirmed region locked: Jet Force Gemini (USA)]
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards aka Hoshi no Kirby 64 [Confirmed region locked: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (USA)]
  • Legend of Zelda, The: Majora's Mask aka Zelda no Densetsu: Mujura no Kamen [Confirmed region locked: Legend of Zelda, The: Majora's Mask (USA)]
  • Mario Golf aka Mario Golf 64 [Confirmed region locked: Mario Golf (USA)]
  • Mario Tennis aka Mario Tennis 64 [Confirmed region locked: Mario Tennis (USA)]
  • Mega Man 64 aka Rockman Dash: Hagane no Boukenshin [Confirmed region locked: Mega Man 64 (USA)]
  • Mia Hamm Soccer 64 aka Michael Owen's World League Soccer 2000 aka RTL World League Soccer 2000 aka Telefoot Soccer 2000 [Confirmed region locked: Mia Hamm Soccer 64 (USA) (En,Es)]
  • Mickey's Speedway USA aka Mickey no Racing Challenge USA [Confirmed region locked: Mickey's Speedway USA (USA)]
  • Monaco Grand Prix aka Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 aka Racing Simulation 2 [Confirmed region locked: Monaco Grand Prix (USA)]
  • Paper Mario aka Mario Story [Confirmed region locked: Paper Mario (USA)]
  • PGA European Tour aka PGA European Tour Golf [Confirmed region locked: PGA European Tour (USA)]
  • Pokemon Stadium aka Pokemon Stadium 2 (Japan) [Confirmed region locked: Pokemon Stadium (USA)]
  • Pokemon Stadium 2 aka Pokemon Stadium Kin Gin [Confirmed region locked: Pokemon Stadium 2 (USA)]
  • Rally Challenge 2000 aka Rally '99 [Confirmed region locked: Rally Challenge 2000 (USA)]
  • Resident Evil 2 aka Biohazard 2 [Confirmed region locked: Resident Evil 2 (USA)]
  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt aka Rugrats: Treasure Hunt aka Razmoket, Les: La Chasse aux Tresors aka Rugrats: Die grosse Schatzsuche [Confirmed region locked: Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (USA)]
  • Snowboard Kids 2 aka Chou Snobo Kids [Confirmed region locked: Snowboard Kids 2 (USA)]
  • Super Smash Bros. aka Nintendo All-Star! Dairantou Smash Brothers [Confirmed region locked: Super Smash Bros. (USA)]
  • Superman: The New Superman Aventures aka Superman [Confirmed region locked: Superman: The New Superman Aventures (USA) (En,Fr,Es)]
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater aka Tony Hawk's Skateboarding [Confirmed region locked: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (USA)]
  • Top Gear Rally 2 aka TG Rally 2 [Confirmed region locked: Top Gear Rally 2 (USA)]
  • Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue! aka Toy Story 2: Captain Buzz Lightyear auf Rettungsmission! aka Toy Story 2: Buzz l'Eclair a la Rescousse! [Confirmed region locked: Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue! (USA)]
  • Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals aka Transformers: Beast Wars Metals 64 [Confirmed region locked: Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals (USA)]
  • Turok: Rage Wars aka Turok: Legenden des Verlorenen Landes [Confirmed region locked: Turok: Rage Wars (USA)]
  • WinBack: Covert Operations aka Operation WinBack aka WinBack [Confirmed region locked: WinBack: Covert Operations (USA)]

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