GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:08 am

AndyXL wrote:Holy Batman!!

Batman on the NES is must be one of my favourite 8-bit games.

Incredible graphics, memorable soundtrack, and AAA playability.

I've been playing it through this weekend. It's rock hard, but I managed to beat the last level and get to the final boss (well almost, just before the Joker). It really is impossible to beat this last double-boss combo, but it's an incredible journey getting there.

This surely must be the best movie-game of all time...by a long way.


Sunsoft also made a Superman game on NES but they must have lost the licence as it became Sunman but was later cancelled all together. You can get a ROM of the game online and as far as I'm aware it's actually the full, finished game. I've played a little of it before and it seemed decent enough.
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by Preezy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:53 am

Sunman, imagine getting that for Xmas from a relative :lol:

"It was either that or Spiderperson."

Grabbed my original PS1 out the loft yesterday, had some games that I completely forgot I ever owned, as well as some classic titles:

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Nuclear Strike :datass:
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Alien Trilogy :datass:
Die Hard Trilogy :datass:
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:12 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Sunsoft also made a Superman game on NES but they must have lost the licence as it became Sunman but was later cancelled all together. You can get a ROM of the game online and as far as I'm aware it's actually the full, finished game. I've played a little of it before and it seemed decent enough.


Wow, that's something I didn't know.

Sunsoft made some incredible NES games - Batman 1&2, Blaster Master, New Ghostbusters 2...all really good games. They knew how to push the NES graphics & sound to the limit...
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:11 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Sunsoft also made a Superman game on NES but they must have lost the licence as it became Sunman but was later cancelled all together...

That's a nugget of info I wasn't aware of - nice one, Salad!

Preezy wrote:...Grabbed my original PS1 out the loft yesterday, had some games that I completely forgot I ever owned, as well as some classic titles...

Preezy, it sounds like you're in a great place to make a photo for the next Retro Club Weekender :toot: .
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by rinks » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:57 am

Just been talking to Retroed on Twitter about this. I used to have a sealed copy of SNES Zelda: Link to the Past. I had it for a few years, then decided that I really ought to play it one day. So I opened it and played it.

Today I discovered that a sealed copy is worth hundreds.

How I laughed.
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by jawafour » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:03 pm

rinks wrote:...I used to have a sealed copy of SNES Zelda: Link to the Past. I had it for a few years, then decided that I really ought to play it one day. So I opened it and played it...

Sealed games... it's amazing to think that some folk collect them. I can see the attraction - rows of "new", minty fresh games would look stunning! - but, personally, I prefer to open the cases and check out the contents.

This returns us to a point I made the other day; do you (not just you, rinks - all of us!) collect games because of their value or because you like them? Perhaps a bit of both?
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by Preezy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:15 pm

jawafour wrote:
Preezy wrote:...Grabbed my original PS1 out the loft yesterday, had some games that I completely forgot I ever owned, as well as some classic titles...

Preezy, it sounds like you're in a great place to make a photo for the next Retro Club Weekender :toot: .

Might have already taken the photo in preparation :shifty:

Been having a bit of a handheld session this morning (oo-er), played some Portable Ops on PSP and Super Mario Land 2 on Gameboy. What continues to amaze me about older games, particularly the Nintendo titles is just how playable they still are. SML2 is so good - great music, looks superb and is just so damn cool on that banana-yellow Gameboy :datass:
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by Trelliz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:52 pm

rinks wrote:Just been talking to Retroed on Twitter about this. I used to have a sealed copy of SNES Zelda: Link to the Past. I had it for a few years, then decided that I really ought to play it one day. So I opened it and played it.

Today I discovered that a sealed copy is worth hundreds.

How I laughed.


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I have sealed PS2 copies of Space Channel 5 and Space Channel 5 Part 2 (the unreleased PAL version) that I got in a charity shop in Guildford for a few quid each :slol: . I imagine at least the latter may be worth something.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by rinks » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:03 pm

In my defence, the point at which I opened it would have been around 1998/99, so it's not like I ruined something that was already worth a fortune. But yeah, if I'd kept it sealed all these years... But then I'd never have got to play LttP in its original incarnation. Ah well.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:05 pm

I don't see the point in sealed items
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by rinks » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:22 pm

Like Jawa said, I can see the attraction for a collector, but as far as I can remember I've only ever bought a game for one reason: to play it. In that respect, despite having a huge library of games, including some reasonably valuable stuff, I don't really consider myself a collector.
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by Preezy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:35 pm

I've heard that some collectors will buy every game twice, once for the sealed copy and once to play. Pretty expensive hobby!
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by Hyperion » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:49 pm

I can't even see the point for a collector. I'd want to look at everything in it. Sure keep it in great condition but by keeping it sealed you're missing out on a lot of the package. Admittedly that whole package is greatly reduced now in the days of no manual/insert.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Sealed games are absolutely pointless.

Games are there to be opened and played...

I see no point in having a sealed game in my collection. It achieves nothing.
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:04 pm

Since I'm not sure how many people frequent the trading post these days I thought I'd share this here too,

http://grcade.co.uk/t:wanted-vandal-hearts-on-ps1?f=9

In short I'm looking for a copy of Vandal Hearts on PS1.

EDIT: Disregard this, I found a copy on eBay in the condition I was looking for at a price I was happy paying.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lotus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:11 am

Just picked up the Wii Classic Controller Pro, or whatever it's called.

Why does this plug into the Wii Remote and not the console itself? :dread: :fp:
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:16 am

Lotus wrote:Just picked up the Wii Classic Controller Pro, or whatever it's called.

Why does this plug into the Wii Remote and not the console itself? :dread: :fp:


God I hated that thing. I was so frustrated when I'd saved up enough Stars points to get the Wii SNES pad only to find it wasn't available anymore.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lotus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:38 am

It seems fine as a controller (although the button placement is a little odd) but I don't understand why Nintendo made it so awkward to use normal controllers on the Wii (GC, classic, pro, etc). If I want to play a Gamecube game I have to use the remote to select the game initially from the home screen, and then I can use the controller. Why can't I just select the game with the controller?

And it's baffling why there's a different process then for the classic/pro controller...ie, having to have the remote powered on the whole time and the controller then plugged into it. Who thought that was a good idea? Why can't I just plug the GC/classic/pro controllers in and only use them, without having to dick around with the remote either briefly at the start or for the whole damn time I'm playing. Nintendo :fp: :fp: :fp:

Anyway, following on from our discussion on eBay listings and the condition of games, I've just seen this. It's listed as 'Very Good' condition and the description says "the disc & case are in very good condition, although the cover may show signs of wear & tear."

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:39 am

Plugging into wii remotes was a cheap way to use wireless, those controllers were cheap.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:26 pm

I'm umming and ahhing over getting Pokémon Colosseum for GC (again). Seems fairly reasonably priced on eBay, but I can't recall much of the game beyond the single player adventure mode.

Could someone with the game (or better memories of it) remind me what is in there outside of the adventure mode? How does it compare to Stadium on the N64? I know there's no mini games, but what about the other game modes?

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