GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Diabolito » Sun May 06, 2018 8:11 pm

Ad7 wrote:Was in cex yesterday ( :dread: ) and the woman next to me at the counter had a bag with an n64 in and it was filled with games. She pulled out goldneye, diddy Kong racing, Mario kart 64, controllers. I walked away at this point but I was cringing at the thought of how hard she was about to be ripped off.


Should have waited to see what shitey offer CEX made then offered to buy it all from her for a fiver more.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:39 am

A few times I have been in cex or game and they've made someone an offer but then needed the persons ID to accept the stuff apparently, the said person hasnt had the ID so has said they'll go to fetch it and picked up all there stuff and left and I have followed them out the store and offerd them either just cex price cash in hand so you dont need to go home or to your car and fetch your ID or cex/game price plus £5

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Tue May 08, 2018 1:44 pm

I've made a new Retro purchase over the weekend, I'll probably regret it but it's something I've been intrigued by and always wanted to try out since I first heard of it...a Virtual Boy :shifty:

Looks to be in really good condition and comes with two games, Mario's Tennis and Wario Land. It's more of a collection piece than something I imagine I'll get much play out of but I'm really excited to get it, feels like a real missing piece in my Nintendo collection! Should hopefully arrive in the next couple of days.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Tue May 08, 2018 1:47 pm

Something I've always been interested in purely for the novelty factor. How much did that set you back?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Tue May 08, 2018 2:46 pm

Hyperion wrote:Something I've always been interested in purely for the novelty factor. How much did that set you back?


It cost me £200 with both games, seen them go for cheaper in the past but those are often sold as untested which is more of a risk whereas this is confirmed to work. This also had a few things going for it including the stand clip actually not being broken and it coming with components that often seem to be missing including the battery pack and eye shade. Quite a bit to pay for something that's just a collectors piece I suppose but I would imagine I'd recoup most of the costs if I ever came to sell it.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Preezy » Tue May 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Enjoy the blistering headaches!

But yeah, that's a cool thing to have in your collection purely for the novelty factor. Bit jealous.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Trelliz » Tue May 08, 2018 3:20 pm

There must be a virual boy emulator for the oculus/vive at this point, right?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Thu May 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Trelliz wrote:There must be a virual boy emulator for the oculus/vive at this point, right?


Apparently so, it's even compatible with Google Cardboard and plays the games in greyscale rather than red. Probably the best way to give the console a go in most cases.


Anyhow, it arrived today!

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It's in really nice condition which I'm really pleased with, comes with everything it should do, nothing is broken and it's really clean. The seller had mentioned something about one eye seeming dimmer than the others but it's nothing I've noticed at all.

The controller is actually really nice, fits really well into the hand and is really comfortable to hold. Probably got more in common with a Gamecube controller than anything else.

Mario Tennis and Wario Land are really good fun to play and the 3D effect is surprisingly good considering how old the system is. The display does display the graphics really sharply but I can definitely see why people got headaches from them just being red and black.

The whole aesthetic of the graphics and the sound definitely feels closer to a Game Boy or NES, it's no wonder it flopped because it must have felt so dated at the time compared to the SNES and Mega Drive, let alone Saturn and Playstation.

Still, I'm pleasantly surprised by how much fun the games are, can definitely see me playing a fair bit of Wario Land, and it looks great with the rest of the family :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ad7 » Thu May 10, 2018 9:18 pm

I always wanted a virtual boy. When we used to go to the states a lot when i was younger, and the virtual boy was out, I tried so hard to get them to buy me one. Nearly worked at an EB (Or whatever it was) but dad saw through my ruse when he realised there were NO GAEMZ to buy for it in the uk. I also nearly got them to get me a nomad, which COULD play UK games but the guy in the shop wouldnt guarantee it so they wouldnt take the risk.

I did get a gameboy colour over there though, with links awakening and tetris so it was all good. Oh and I had donkey kong land too :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:24 pm

A Nomad would have been awesome, always wanted one of those!

Still, every cloud - Game Boy Colour was such a brilliant console. Absolutely loved the Donkey Kong Land series :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ad7 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:31 pm

It's incredible to think the virtual boy was a real thing when we were barely out of gameboy graphics. What the hell were they thinking? :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:58 pm

Ad7 wrote:It's incredible to think the virtual boy was a real thing when we were barely out of gameboy graphics. What the hell were they thinking? :lol:


It's mad really, so obviously destined for failure. Hard to believe it launched 6 months after the PlayStation came out in Japan, it must have seemed completely archaic!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Quantum Name » Fri May 11, 2018 11:14 pm

Jamo3103 wrote:
Trelliz wrote:There must be a virual boy emulator for the oculus/vive at this point, right?


Apparently so, it's even compatible with Google Cardboard and plays the games in greyscale rather than red. Probably the best way to give the console a go in most cases.


Anyhow, it arrived today!

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It's in really nice condition which I'm really pleased with, comes with everything it should do, nothing is broken and it's really clean. The seller had mentioned something about one eye seeming dimmer than the others but it's nothing I've noticed at all.

The controller is actually really nice, fits really well into the hand and is really comfortable to hold. Probably got more in common with a Gamecube controller than anything else.

Mario Tennis and Wario Land are really good fun to play and the 3D effect is surprisingly good considering how old the system is. The display does display the graphics really sharply but I can definitely see why people got headaches from them just being red and black.

The whole aesthetic of the graphics and the sound definitely feels closer to a Game Boy or NES, it's no wonder it flopped because it must have felt so dated at the time compared to the SNES and Mega Drive, let alone Saturn and Playstation.

Still, I'm pleasantly surprised by how much fun the games are, can definitely see me playing a fair bit of Wario Land, and it looks great with the rest of the family :wub:

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That's one brill looking Nintendo collection, lovingly presented. Nice work :datass:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:00 am

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That's one brill looking Nintendo collection, lovingly presented. Nice work :datass:


Thanks dude :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:10 am

Grabbed a loose GBA cart of Golden son the lost age for £6 yesterday. I also got 2 boxed PS1 fishing games for 50p each but mostly got them as the cases look good and I have a few games I want to give nicer cases to.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Sat May 12, 2018 10:34 am

Jamo3103 wrote:... and it looks great with the rest of the family :wub:

That's a lovely collection, Jamo, and your gear appears to be in slick condition, too. Tons of retro goodness there!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ad7 » Sat May 12, 2018 11:01 am

It is a lovely set.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Trelliz » Sat May 12, 2018 11:05 am

kerr9000 wrote:Grabbed a loose GBA cart of Golden son the lost age for £6 yesterday. I also got 2 boxed PS1 fishing games for 50p each but mostly got them as the cases look good and I have a few games I want to give nicer cases to.


I'm thinking about looking out for copies of old fifa etc. on ps2 and 360 purely for the boxes as I have a couple which weren't taken care of as well as i'd have liked by their previous owners.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Sat May 12, 2018 11:12 am

Trelliz wrote:
kerr9000 wrote:Grabbed a loose GBA cart of Golden son the lost age for £6 yesterday. I also got 2 boxed PS1 fishing games for 50p each but mostly got them as the cases look good and I have a few games I want to give nicer cases to.


I'm thinking about looking out for copies of old fifa etc. on ps2 and 360 purely for the boxes as I have a couple which weren't taken care of as well as i'd have liked by their previous owners.


If you have a cash converters there worth a look I got a bunch of talkmans for psp and FIFA for 360 for 10p with great cases from them.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ironhide » Sun May 13, 2018 6:31 pm

Been compiling a list of all my games before I have a massive clearout and sell most of them, just finished doing the PS2 list and counted 90 odd games, I say finished but I'm sure there's a few more lurking somewhere that I've missed.

For anyone wondering, here's the list:

MTV Music Generator 2
Stuntman
GTA Vice City
Gran Turismo Concept
We Love Katamari
Fantavision
R-type Final
Wipeout Fusion
Okami
Gregory Horror Show
Summoner 2
007: Nightfire
Marvel Vs Capcom 2
Final Fantasy X
Virtua Fighter 4
Guilty Gear X
GTA San Andreas
Shinobi
Rez
THPS3
Moto GP 4*
Auto Modellista
Gradius V
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Time Crisis 2
Devil May Cry 2
Genji (sealed)
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Tekken 4
Tekken 5*
Ultimate Mind Games
Psi Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
Final Fantasy X-2 (sealed)
War of the Monsters
Singstar: Party
Singstar: Popworld
Unlimited Saga (sealed, minus production defect present in most copies)
Worms 3D
ICO (includes art cards)
MGS3: Snake Eater
Spiderman 2
Dead or Alive 2*
Drakengard
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
Contra: Shattered Soldier
Katamari Damacy (NTSC)
Burnout
Gran Turismo 4
SSX
Pro Evolution Soccer
Dragonball Z Budokai
The Mark of Kri (x2, one sealed)
Tekken Tag Tournament
Timesplitters
Taito Legends (sealed)
Dissgaea: Hour of Darkness
Xtreme G 3
Burnout 2
Eve of Extinction
God of War
Ridge Racer V
WRC II Extreme
Gitaroo Man (sealed)
Onimusha Warlords
NBA Street
Transformers
Everybody's Golf (sealed)
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (sealed)
Project Zero
Amplitude
Zone of the Enders
Frequency
Beyond Good & Evil
God of War II (sealed)
Shadow of the Colossus (includes art cards)
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (sealed)
Persona 4 (sealed)
Devil May Cry 3
Odin Sphere (sealed)
GTA III (x2)
Midway Arcade Treasures
Aqua Aqua: Wetrix 2
Destroy all Humans
Splashdown
Goldeneye: Rogue Agent
SSX3
LEGO Star Wars
MGS2
Underworld : The Eternal War
Flipnic
Maximo
Blood Will Tell
Guilty Gear X2

*Platinum version

They'll be going up in the Trading Post soon, I'll need to figure out prices for some of them but the most common ones I'll probably bundle together, something like 3 for a fiver plus postage.

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