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by Saigon Slick » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:01 pm

Err, getting off the subject of eBay - I didn't realise that only 17 N64 games gained a PAL release between December 16th 2000 and the release of the GameCube in early 2002. Of those 17, five were children's games or utter turd - anyone moaning that a console has no games should be directed back to the N64's 2001 and told to have a word with themselves. :lol:

It's a miracle that N64 Magazine managed to keep the enthusiasm going!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by IAmTheSantaMan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:07 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Err, getting off the subject of eBay - I didn't realise that only 17 N64 games gained a PAL release between December 16th 2000 and the release of the GameCube in early 2002. Of those 17, five were children's games or utter turd - anyone moaning that a console has no games should be directed back to the N64's 2001 and told to have a word with themselves. :lol:

It's a miracle that N64 Magazine managed to keep the enthusiasm going!


They must have been holding out for Paper Mario... what exactly did they print each month since there can't have been much review content?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Saigon Slick » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:14 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Err, getting off the subject of eBay - I didn't realise that only 17 N64 games gained a PAL release between December 16th 2000 and the release of the GameCube in early 2002. Of those 17, five were children's games or utter turd - anyone moaning that a console has no games should be directed back to the N64's 2001 and told to have a word with themselves. :lol:

It's a miracle that N64 Magazine managed to keep the enthusiasm going!


They must have been holding out for Paper Mario... what exactly did they print each month since there can't have been much review content?


Mostly GameCube hype I think. Bizarrely enough Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was the last game published into the PAL format on December 10, 2001...two months after Tony Hawk's 2 on October 12th :lol:

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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:22 pm

It was around that time, although I didn't really read mags much or know what games were coming out etc., that I don't recall many N64 games at all on shelves. When I got into NGC and the GC came along, those were the best days of days.

I'm pretty sure I just bought games with Nintendo or Rare on them.. and some from friends. I'm not sure I've actually paid for a single N64 game in a shop that wasn't Rare or Nintendo. Which was pretty smart, I guess.

Edit: Ah Rayman 2, well everyone knows Rayman. Can't remember how I got that.

For me N64 was 90% Smash 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, and a bit of Jet Force Gemini (I did almost complete it, those strawberry floating bear things don't count), Banjo-Tooie of course (RIP my copy) oh and OOT (which I borrowed and dropped half way mostly because GC came out). I never even owned Mario 64, and still don't. Apart from GameBoy it was my only console, as well. I played a bit of PS1 but it was my brother's and so could only play it before he got home from school after smoking weed in the park.

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:30 pm

Yeah, it was around that time when most places barely stocked N64 titles if at all. I pre-ordered Paper Mario from a local indie place called Chips who were perhaps the last place round my way to carry a decent range of N64 games and I'm pretty sure mine was the only copy they got in stock.

The same thing happened years later at Gamestation with Killer 7 on GameCube.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:31 pm

I remember when Dixon's (were I preordered my Cube) dropped GC entirely and I thought it was the end of the world. The first GC game I actually got from the Internet was F-Zero GX, which was pretty late on. I honestly wonder where I bought half these games. I used to get 1 or 2 ordered in from a fake unlicensed Video Box store that hadn't paid for the franchise but ran with it anyway, and half the VHS tapes were retail copies.

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by Yulehide » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:53 pm

I mostly used to buy games from either GAME or EB before I had internet access but I also bought quite a few from Gameplay via their Sky digital interactive service (essentially a rudimentary web browser).

I used to buy a lot of games purely based on price too, which led to some extremely poor purchases but also some hidden gems.

A few times I managed to get games dirt cheap from Blockbusters when they were selling off their rental copies, NBA Jam for 50p was one of best bargains.

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Ironhide wrote:I used to buy a lot of games purely based on price too, which led to some extremely poor purchases but also some hidden gems.


I would occasionally go into Gamestation or Game and see what I could get for a tenner. This often turned out pretty well as they both had an extensive range of budget PC games at £5 each or 3 for a tenner.

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by Ste » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:04 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Err, getting off the subject of eBay - I didn't realise that only 17 N64 games gained a PAL release between December 16th 2000 and the release of the GameCube in early 2002. Of those 17, five were children's games or utter turd - anyone moaning that a console has no games should be directed back to the N64's 2001 and told to have a word with themselves. :lol:

It's a miracle that N64 Magazine managed to keep the enthusiasm going!


Excitebike must have been in that last 17? It was the last game I bought, think it was mid 2001? Think I bought that, some pots & pans then went to see Pearl Harbour in the cinema.

I think the last games I bought before that was Zelda MM, Mario Party 2 and Mario Tennis in late 2000. At about £40 a pop I wasn't keen on spending that much so asked the manager in Game if he'd offer me a deal if I bought all 3 so he knocked 10% off.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by IAmTheSantaMan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:16 pm

I think the last 2 N64 releases I bought new were Conker's Bad Fur Day and Paper Mario.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lotus » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:54 pm

Preezy wrote:For those of you perhaps looking for some retro youtube channels to gorge on, I've recently subscribed to the following 3 channels:

Adam Koralik
https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamKoralik/featured
Ignore the low-budget approach and watch his retrospectives on all of the previous 7 console generations. Really knows his stuff and seemingly owns every console ever released (more or less).

Metal Jesus Rocks
https://www.youtube.com/user/MetalJesusRocks
Popular game collector who does regular retro videos about all sorts of stuff, also has videos about the world of collecting, which are quite interesting.

Classic Gaming Quarterly
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2i64jLboyVFZwwO6UCKZ6g
He's got a cool voice and has done a series of videos about the launch of each retro console, including the games that came out on launch.

Enjoy :toot:

Cheers Preezy. Always on the lookout for new channels to follow, but so difficult to find ones that aren't crap and/or have obnoxious hosts.

Here are some others, some are pretty well-known, others more obscure:
GameRave
https://www.youtube.com/user/GameRaveTV/videos
Mainly (or entirely perhaps) Playstation focused.

N64 Glenn Plant
https://www.youtube.com/user/glennplant/videos
The guy's voice grates on me, but he's covered loads of N64 games. The writing is clumsy at times, but it's good to see games that I didn't see much of back in the day, and he covers N64 Magazine as well.

Gaming Historian
https://www.youtube.com/user/mcfrosticles/videos
In-depth looks at old consoles, game series, inidividual games, companies, etc.

DOS Nostalgia
https://www.youtube.com/user/dosnostalgic/videos
Does what it says on the tin.

Lazy Game Reviews
https://www.youtube.com/user/phreakindee/videos
He covers the odd modern game but it's mainly older PC and the odd console game. He's got a great voice and a good sense of humour.

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by Dick Thornburg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:55 pm

Lotus wrote:
Preezy wrote:For those of you perhaps looking for some retro youtube channels to gorge on, I've recently subscribed to the following 3 channels:

Adam Koralik
https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamKoralik/featured
Ignore the low-budget approach and watch his retrospectives on all of the previous 7 console generations. Really knows his stuff and seemingly owns every console ever released (more or less).

Metal Jesus Rocks
https://www.youtube.com/user/MetalJesusRocks
Popular game collector who does regular retro videos about all sorts of stuff, also has videos about the world of collecting, which are quite interesting.

Classic Gaming Quarterly
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2i64jLboyVFZwwO6UCKZ6g
He's got a cool voice and has done a series of videos about the launch of each retro console, including the games that came out on launch.

Enjoy :toot:

Cheers Preezy. Always on the lookout for new channels to follow, but so difficult to find ones that aren't crap and/or have obnoxious hosts.

Here are some others, some are pretty well-known, others more obscure:
GameRave
https://www.youtube.com/user/GameRaveTV/videos
Mainly (or entirely perhaps) Playstation focused.

N64 Glenn Plant
https://www.youtube.com/user/glennplant/videos
The guy's voice grates on me, but he's covered loads of N64 games. The writing is clumsy at times, but it's good to see games that I didn't see much of back in the day, and he covers N64 Magazine as well.

Gaming Historian
https://www.youtube.com/user/mcfrosticles/videos
In-depth looks at old consoles, game series, inidividual games, companies, etc.

DOS Nostalgia
https://www.youtube.com/user/dosnostalgic/videos
Does what it says on the tin.

Lazy Game Reviews
https://www.youtube.com/user/phreakindee/videos
He covers the odd modern game but it's mainly older PC and the odd console game. He's got a great voice and a good sense of humour.


Kim Justice
https://www.youtube.com/user/elmyrdehory/videos
Odd voice at first, but you get used to it. Does the best in depth look at the UK microscene from the 80's I've ever watched. Lots of stuff about the actual companies (Imagine, Ocean, US Gold, Sinclair, Amstrad, Commodore) and systems (Speccy, C64, Amiga, ST etc) as well as games. Does some console stuff as well, but it's not the main focus, which is fine as there tons of that stuff already out there. It has a very UK/Europe focus which is a welcome change from the US and Japan domination on a lot of Youtube stuff.

I've actually been considering going down the route of collecting old computers as a result of watching the videos. Probably gonna try and pick up an Amiga and start from there at some point.

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by IAmTheSantaMan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:30 pm

I've liked this guy's videos for a while,

ProJared
https://www.youtube.com/user/DMJared

He does a mix of content like reviews and top tens which are mostly lighthearted. His reviews come in two distinct flavours, there are some more serious reviews of newer games but most are of older games and games related media done kinda in character which I find pretty funny.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Preezy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:14 pm

Thanks for the recommends, fellas, I'll be checking them all out over the Easter weekend :toot:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Harry Ellis » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:19 am

Green Gecko wrote:Banjo-Tooie of course (RIP my copy)

I don't know why but the tale of your elusive copy of B-T never fails to make me laugh. :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Saigon Slick » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:20 am

Drumstick wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Banjo-Tooie of course (RIP my copy)

I don't know why but the tale of your elusive copy of B-T never fails to make me laugh. :lol:


What happened to it?

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by Harry Ellis » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:05 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Banjo-Tooie of course (RIP my copy)

I don't know why but the tale of your elusive copy of B-T never fails to make me laugh. :lol:

What happened to it?

search.php?keywords=Tooie&terms=all&author=Green+Gecko&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Preezy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:06 am

Moral of the story - never lend anybody anything ever :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Saigon Slick » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:22 am

Drumstick wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:Banjo-Tooie of course (RIP my copy)

I don't know why but the tale of your elusive copy of B-T never fails to make me laugh. :lol:

What happened to it?

search.php?keywords=Tooie&terms=all&author=Green+Gecko&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search


:lol:

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by degoose » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:08 am

Kind of retro but on a new system but Metal Slug 3 is bloody good isn't it even now. The Switch is getting so many Neo Geo games it's brilliant and because it's also a portable console the games are great for a quick pick up and play.

Even more are coming in the next month and a bit

Fatal Fury, Over Top, Blazing Star, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Galaxy Fighter, Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad, Last Resort, Sengoku and Samurai Showdown 4

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