Okay so IÂ´ve been searching for snes arcade sticks for a couple of days and got some information that some of the sticks might only work with japanese sfc system or us ntsc systems but not with pal systems. Some people say they work and some people say they donÂ´t work. I almost bought a JB king stick from a local auction (lost at the last minute and forgot to be there to bid competitively, this one went cheap! ) Anyways, the seller said that this particular stick would have been compatible with older revision pal snes machines but not with newer revision pal machines. Sounds quite weird to me. Questions: What is the deal with snes controller region checks? Do they actually exist? Does the revision of the console matter with regards to controller region checks? How is the region check performed? Is it using the CIC? Does SuperCIC mod also make a console region free with regards to controllers? Or are there maybe some differences in the joystick ports? Right now, IÂ´m a bit on the fence about either getting an ascii fighter stick special or tototek adapters to make my x-arcade work with snes.