GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:29 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Found this at Blackpool pleasure beach :wub:

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Yes that's me :dread:


Love the old arcades - have very fond memories of trekking up to London on a Saturday just to play Daytona USA :)

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Christmas Name Change » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:34 pm

Saw this today. :shock:

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And I thought the Switch was expensive for a Nintendo console. :lol:

Edit: I reckon if we ever do see an N64 Mini, the extra F-Zero X stuff will be on there, as a "previously unreleased" seller, much like Starfox 2 with the Mini SNES.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:33 pm

Talking of expensive, I just spent the last of my holiday fund on one more SNES game - Secret of Mana :)

A true classic action RPG, and I actually completed it back in the day. Took me about a year though!

It's a shame the sequel never got a western release. Instead we got thr US developed Secret of Evermore :|

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:39 pm

AndyXL wrote:Talking of expensive, I just spent the last of my holiday fund on one more SNES game - Secret of Mana :)

A true classic action RPG, and I actually completed it back in the day. Took me about a year though!

It's a shame the sequel never got a western release. Instead we got thr US developed Secret of Evermore :|


How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:41 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
AndyXL wrote:Talking of expensive, I just spent the last of my holiday fund on one more SNES game - Secret of Mana :)

A true classic action RPG, and I actually completed it back in the day. Took me about a year though!

It's a shame the sequel never got a western release. Instead we got thr US developed Secret of Evermore :|


How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?


£114. :x

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:55 pm

AndyXL wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
AndyXL wrote:Talking of expensive, I just spent the last of my holiday fund on one more SNES game - Secret of Mana :)

A true classic action RPG, and I actually completed it back in the day. Took me about a year though!

It's a shame the sequel never got a western release. Instead we got thr US developed Secret of Evermore :|


How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?


£114. :x


Ouch! I got a complete in box copy from GameStation about 15/16 years ago for around £50-60. It was before retro prices got really silly I guess as I sold it back to them a few years later for £80.

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And I thought the Switch was expensive for a Nintendo console. :lol:

Edit: I reckon if we ever do see an N64 Mini, the extra F-Zero X stuff will be on there, as a "previously unreleased" seller, much like Starfox 2 with the Mini SNES.


Is that Sore Thumbs in York?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:14 pm

Can we please add a subtitle to the thread name "Sponsored by AndyXL".

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:17 pm

In MGS news, I played for an hour or so earlier. Fought Ninja and just got to that Mantis.

My favourite running subtle sub-plot of this game is how Snake ALWAYS says the following when he meets someone new:

Hey, you're *that guy* right?

It's uncanny. :lol: He did it with the DARPA guy, the old bloke who was tied up, and the scientist bloke.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Johnny Ryall » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:23 pm

I want to buy Andy an everdrive and stop this financial nightmare

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Christmas Name Change » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:53 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Is that Sore Thumbs in York?


Indeed it is.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by AndyXL » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:57 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:I want to buy Andy an everdrive and stop this financial nightmare


:lol: :) :fp:

Drumstick wrote:Can we please add a subtitle to the thread name "Sponsored by AndyXL".


:toot:

I have gone over the top in the past few months...spent way more on 3 games than I ever have, and I could have bought a Switch and 3 games for that amount. :fp:

That really is it. No more.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:14 am

I always look forward to this thread when I see he's posted in it. I imagine Andy living in a rundown caravan, but surrounded by an immaculate SNES collection!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Johnny Ryall » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:41 pm

On a Sonic kick. S3+K up to flying battery. There are revisionists who say that Sonic was never good. Bullshit. This game owns.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:51 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:On a Sonic kick. S3+K up to flying battery. There are revisionists who say that Sonic was never good. Bullshit. This game owns.


Utter shite - Sonic is pretty much the epitome of simple but effective gameplay. :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Johnny Ryall » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:52 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Johnny Ryall wrote:On a Sonic kick. S3+K up to flying battery. There are revisionists who say that Sonic was never good. Bullshit. This game owns.


Utter shite - Sonic is pretty much the epitome of simple but effective gameplay. :wub:


Finished. Save scummed like mad using an emulator, not that it's super hard just couldn't be arsed redoing the same bits. Anyway it's amazing but Mania is the new king.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:27 am

MGS update.

Managed to beat that Psychic Mantis. Good fight but now I've run into FOXHOUND's sniper and Emmerich wants me to make my way back to the room with the tank. I'm sure I remember a conversation with him where he offered to deliver me weapons and ammo if I needed it... Useless bollock.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lotus » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:46 pm

Finally got my hands on a CRT, and now have my Playstation and Xbox set up next to it. :datass: Coincidentally, Metal Gear Solid will probably be the first game I play through on it. Next step will be to get my N64 set up there as well. :toot:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by mysteriousdave » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:17 pm

Been trying to find the best way to play FFVI and settled on GBA, albeit it that's not an easy one to track down. CEX had some in stock, and sadly had a very convincing American fake turn up today. Only way to tell the difference was the internal board (looked very amateurish) which also had a battery (this game shouldn't). Have ordered another to see if I have anymore luck.

I've got it on PS1, but the conversion is just so pants (smaller than 4:3, slow load times etc). Frustratingly it's on the Japanese Wii U eshop, but not the EU one. Gamepad play would be pretty good (you can get it on Wii eshop then on Wii U, but can't play direct on gamepad etc).

Who would have thought it would be so difficult to play a decent version of a game?

I suspect after all this it will come out on Switch not long after I finally get going on it... (if Nintendo decide to sort out some kind of coherent retro game strategy...)

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:27 pm

Sounds like one I'd just emulate to be honest. Plug a PS3 controller directly into a raspberry pi and you won't be able to tell the difference, you can even play it through composite if you want an authentic experience.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Johnny Ryall » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:44 pm

When I buy a GBA I'm going to feel no guilt in getting a flash cart. The number of fakes out there is ridiculous I'd rather give someone like krikzz my money than a bootlegger trying to pass fakes as genuine.


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