Retro action games & shmups [SNES] [MD] (Stealth PVM/BVM/CRT thread) - Now with bad photos!

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by Green Gecko » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:58 pm

I'm going to try cleaning out my hard to press B button, but if I don't manage that, I still feel I want the SG pro pad just for nostalgia and because it was a responsive pad. Even if looks ridiculous. :wub:

I also think it's helpful to have basically the same controller layout for everything SNES and up (apart from N64 and to some extent GC). But maybe I'm trying to homogenise stuff too much.

Personally, although I like the firmness and decent amount of vertical travel on the MD buttons, they were always a bit too much to mash for me, and I notice it starts to hurt my thumb nails after a while. Those buttons are so deep. The SG propad doesn't have this problem.
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PostRe: Retro action games & shmups [SNES] [MD] (Stealth PVM/BVM/CRT thread) - Now with bad photos!
by Ironhide » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:48 pm

See, I've never liked Nintendo d-pads because it's almost impossible to consistently hit diagonal directions on them but I agree about the buttons on the MD pads being a bit spongy sometimes.
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by Green Gecko » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:01 pm

Yeah, I did notice the diagonals are much easier on the dpad playing thunder force.
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PostRe: Retro action games & shmups [SNES] [MD] (Stealth PVM/BVM/CRT thread) - Now with bad photos!
by Cheeky Devlin » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:14 pm

Just plugged my MD in to see how well it runs.

Sonic 1 is so horrendously slow it's painful. I have no idea how we put up with it back in the 90s. Absolutely awful PAL port.
Sonic 2 feels better, but still doesn't seem as quick as it should be.

I think my Mega CD is borked as it doesn't seem to turn on at all. :( Which is annoying. Might ask my dad to take a look at it and see what he can do.
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by Green Gecko » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:42 am

Try banging it to dislodge dust and cleaning all the contacts.

My md didn't appear to do anything at first as it hadn't been used for literally decades.
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by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:57 am

Green Gecko wrote:Try banging it to dislodge dust and cleaning all the contacts.

My md didn't appear to do anything at first as it hadn't been used for literally decades.

Yeah it's not that.

I do vaguely remember turning it on about 10 years ago and there being a vaguely electronic burning smell coming from it. Think some of the capacitors have probably popped or something.

Like I said I'll have my dad have a look. He's an electronic engineer and repairs TV and Broadcast equipment so he should be able to fix anything wrong with it that doesn't involve the actual chips.
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by Green Gecko » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:10 am

Good stuff.

So I just beat Thunder Force's first 4 levels (the ones you can select to play in any order) which is basically the 1st tier of completing the game, and then it gets strawberry floating insanely hard and basically no ordinary person can do it.

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by Qikz » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:55 am



The GOAT.

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PostRe: Retro action games & shmups [SNES] [MD] (Stealth PVM/BVM/CRT thread) - Now with bad photos!
by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:39 pm

Have you considered picking up a Supergun and some Jamma boards for running some classic arcade titles through the monitor? So many fantastic shmups in the Arcade that console just never got.
Hell a PC running Mame would look great on it.

Oh and a PS2 with Gradius V should be a must.
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by Green Gecko » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:39 pm

That game looks insane. Impressive for the NES.

I have the Gradius remake on backwards compatible PS3. I think it can simultaneously output composite signal so I could try that or use one of the 3 ps1s/2s I have lying around. I know there are some decent Playstation and Dreamcast titles as well but I'm not sure where to draw the line for what's suited to the CRT and I'm not a huge fan of the quasi 3D stuff either.
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