If I want to buy a physical copy of this game, is it worth the trouble finding an English PAL copy or should I just grab a repro cart?
>English PAL copy
Highly sought after. You'll be paying through the ass for it.
You might as well buy a random sports game and write "Terranigma" on it with a marker. A friend of mine has a reproduction Mona Lisa that he keeps insisting is just as good as the real thing.
>all this hate for repro carts
I have the Super Famicom Dragon Quest games all on SNES repro carts(NTSC) and I really enjoy having them. Don't listen to these haters OP, when you hold a repro cart in your hands its almost like what could have been is in your hands. It's pretty cool
I get it. An everdrive is a great investment, and I'll probably pick one up at some point soon. But I also want some shelf candy. Terranigma is one of those games I want to physically own to go along with Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia.
Well, it's worth it if you're into the physical goodies (box, manual, some regions had guides too) instead of just the game itself. For the game itself yes, the PAL slowdown is bad and it's really noticeable if you get to play it on NTSC.
For many games I get the charm of original releases, but in the specific case of Terranigma, a repro NTSC cart is definitely the way to go if you want to play it at full speed in English.
Honestly, the PAL version can be alright if you're playing on a Retron 5. If you want a physical copy for collection purposes, I would suggest getting a foreign language cart. If you want to play on your ntsc SNES though, repro carts are the only way to go.
It seems like a neat idea until you realize that a rom being flashed to the and putting a newly printed sticker on a Madden game isn't worth the 45-55 dollars being charged by these scam artists making hand over fist. At least with an everdrive you're getting a much wider availability of games to play, fx chips excluded unless you want to pay twice as much.