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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:04 pm

Thought this might be the best place to post this before I go elsewhere. I have a really nice 32" Sony Trinitron CRT TV that I picked up lately for retro gaming, the plan was to use it as my main TV for playing retro games once I'd moved but unfortunately having measured up I really can't manage to have it without sacrificing space required for something else so I've gone down the route of picking up an OSSC instead and am going to pass that through a monitor for retro games.

Would anybody in here be interested? Not looking for any money for it as I only paid about £3 myself a few months back but collection would of course be required (and you'd need plenty of space!). It comes with the remote (although it is a bit grubby) and the stand.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:19 pm

Is it a normal 4:3 TV or a widescreen one?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jamo3103 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:03 pm

AndyXL wrote:Is it a normal 4:3 TV or a widescreen one?


It's widescreen, got it mostly so I could take advantage of the Gamecube/PS2/Xbox games that support widescreen but of course it does mean big black borders on older games (and ones that dont support widescreen modes). I do have a 21" Trinitron which is 4:3 which I'm in two minds about keeping or not (but leaning more towards getting rid of).

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:28 am

So it was a decision between getting a Switch and going on a retro binge. I decided on the latter!

New purchases in the past week are 3 classic SNES shooters:

R-Type III
Axelay
Cybernator

All complete and in amazing condition. In fact, Axelay are R-Type are shop new :)

That brings my SNES tally to 40 boxed games. 10 to go to hit my collection target of 50, but I think the final 10 will be slow going...!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:06 am

AndyXL wrote:So it was a decision between getting a Switch and going on a retro binge. I decided on the latter!

New purchases in the past week are 3 classic SNES shooters:

R-Type III
Axelay
Cybernator

All complete and in amazing condition. In fact, Axelay are R-Type are shop new :)

That brings my SNES tally to 40 boxed games. 10 to go to hit my collection target of 50, but I think the final 10 will be slow going...!

Pics of the new arrivals?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:07 am

I picked up Cybernator inboxed for £6 last month - what did the good condition box set you back Andy?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:18 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:I picked up Cybernator inboxed for £6 last month - what did the good condition box set you back Andy?


Detective jawa wrote:Possibly £54.99 plus £3.50 postage.

Evidence.

To be fair, it does look to be in terrific condition!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:22 am

That's actually not as bad as I was expecting. Looks class, too.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Christmas Name Change » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:29 am

I remember getting Cybernator as a kid - my parents bought my SNES for my birthday as a bundle, but held back some games as they thought they were too adult for me. The Chaos Engine was the other game. (They probably would have held back Street Fighter II, too, had the game not been advertised all over the console box.)

They gave it to me about a year later. I thought it was brilliant, but I could never get more than halfway past the second level. :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dig Dug » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:32 am

Got a rare good deal on ebay yesterday.
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Considering the games there £80 was more than fair.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:34 am

jawafour wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:I picked up Cybernator inboxed for £6 last month - what did the good condition box set you back Andy?


Detective jawa wrote:Possibly £54.99 plus £3.50 postage.

Evidence.

To be fair, it does look to be in terrific condition!


Detective Jawa does it again!!

I will post photos of Axelay and R-Type this afternoon :)

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:39 pm

Dig Dug wrote:Got a rare good deal on ebay yesterday.
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Considering the games there £80 was more than fair.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks :dread:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:10 pm

Here's a photo of my 2 recent SNES purchases:

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R-Type is the official UK version - despite not appearing to be from the box and the manual, which are both in English. I remember this from the time of the game's release as well, that it was one of the few SNES games to have multi-language box and instructions. :)

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dig Dug » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Hyperion wrote:
Dig Dug wrote:Got a rare good deal on ebay yesterday.
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Considering the games there £80 was more than fair.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks :dread:

The castlevania games alone cost £80. Everything else was essentially free.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Squinty » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:58 pm

Never got to play Bangai O :cry:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:33 pm

Dig Dug wrote:
Hyperion wrote:
Dig Dug wrote:Got a rare good deal on ebay yesterday.
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Considering the games there £80 was more than fair.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks :dread:

The castlevania games alone cost £80. Everything else was essentially free.

Is that Portrait of Ruin a US version? I picked two of the DS Castlevanias up a few years ago when they were cheap

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Christmas Name Change » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:50 pm

Those SNES boxes are in amazing condition, Andy.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dig Dug » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Hyperion wrote:
Dig Dug wrote:
Hyperion wrote:
Dig Dug wrote:Got a rare good deal on ebay yesterday.
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Considering the games there £80 was more than fair.

Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks :dread:

The castlevania games alone cost £80. Everything else was essentially free.

Is that Portrait of Ruin a US version? I picked two of the DS Castlevanias up a few years ago when they were cheap

Portrait is the us version which costs a little bit less than the European release.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 am


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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 pm

romeo G. Detlev Jr. wrote:Those SNES boxes are in amazing condition, Andy.


I was thinking that - they're in crazy good nick.

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