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Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:18 am
by Preezy
In other news, I'll be getting a modest bonus in my May wages, so I'm going to finally add a Sega machine to my fledgling retro collection :toot:

Whilst I do love the form factor of the Dreamcast, I think I just have to scratch my Megadrive itch first.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:27 pm
by Ad7
And then buy my totally not yellow dreamcast.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:37 pm
by AndyXL
Drumstick wrote:We were promised a pic of your mint N64 collection when it reached 15 games. :x


That I should be able to manage, provided Zelda arrives on time. Might have to save that for next week.

Now I've reached 15 games on N64, I might put that on hold for a bit and try to get some more SNES games. I have 29 so far and about 15 left to go...but they're all so expensive. There's not one game I want which won't be at least £100!

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:44 pm
by Green Gecko
Drumstick wrote:I managed to start Viewtiful Joe at the weekend. It's pretty great isn't it? Kind of unusual but I love it! I'm at the first save point of Episode 2.

Let us know if you make it past the boss rush, that for most, kills the game. It's insane.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:53 pm
by IAmTheSaladMan
Green Gecko wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I managed to start Viewtiful Joe at the weekend. It's pretty great isn't it? Kind of unusual but I love it! I'm at the first save point of Episode 2.

Let us know if you make it past the boss rush, that for most, kills the game. It's insane.


Fire Leo killed it for me. After several attempts I couldn't even get close to beating him.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:48 pm
by Ironhide
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I managed to start Viewtiful Joe at the weekend. It's pretty great isn't it? Kind of unusual but I love it! I'm at the first save point of Episode 2.

Let us know if you make it past the boss rush, that for most, kills the game. It's insane.


Fire Leo killed it for me. After several attempts I couldn't even get close to beating him.


Same here, I simply couldn't get any further than that.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 pm
by AndyXL
Stupid Boss Rushes. I hate them.

They're just no fun, especially if you don't get any power-ups in between.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 pm
by dmin
Yeah it's pretty tough, but stick at it and you'll learn the pattern and eventually do it.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:27 pm
by Drumstick
I'm sure it won't be a problem.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:46 pm
by IAmTheSaladMan
It really frustrates me when I find games I really like but just can't beat. I've beaten some games that some most consider pretty hard like Devil May Cry 3, Vanquish and a whole bunch of Souls games but then you have stuff like Viewtiful Joe, Ninja Gaiden Black and Metroid Prime 2 which I just feel will forever elude me.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:12 am
by Corazon de Leon
VJ's boss rush is crazy tough.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:01 am
by Drumstick
What's with the spoilers BTW? I mean I don't care that I now know there's a boss rush but still.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:02 am
by Drumstick
In worse news, I don't think I have the funds to purchase a game this month as I've got the other half's birthday to organise.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:06 pm
by AndyXL
I think I'm going to out my retro purchasing on hold for at least 6 months.

I've spent way too much in the past few months, and I've just got a bit of a shock looking at my bank balance. :(

Last 2 months includes:

£60 on Zelda Ocarina of Time
£60 on Mario Kart 64
£50 on Mario 64
£35 on Wave Race

That's slightly crazy...I've been overpaying to get the games in complete and mint condition, but as soon as I get them, I stick them straight into tubs and put them into storage. It's pretty stupid, as I don't even have any of them on display anywhere. They're all boxed up in the attic.

Enough is enough, and it's a good time to stop. I have 15 N64 games and 30 SNES games. That's enough for now.

I'll start collecting again this Winter or next year.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:47 pm
by jawafour
AndyXL wrote:I think I'm going to out my retro purchasing on hold...

Enough is enough, and it's a good time to stop. I have 15 N64 games and 30 SNES games. That's enough for now...

Andy, yeah, I can understand that. Retro gaming can be a pretty expensive hobby! You've picked up quite a few gems in past months and it makes sense to sit back and spend a bit of time enjoying what you have rather than keep on splashing out. You've got more than enough to take part in the Weekender for a while ;-).

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:50 pm
by AndyXL
jawafour wrote:
AndyXL wrote:I think I'm going to out my retro purchasing on hold...

Enough is enough, and it's a good time to stop. I have 15 N64 games and 30 SNES games. That's enough for now...

Andy, yeah, I can understand that. Retro gaming can be a pretty expensive hobby! You've picked up quite a few gems in past months and it makes sense to sit back and spend a bit of time enjoying what you have rather than keep on splashing out. You've got more than enough to take part in the Weekender for a while ;-).


Yes, it got to the point where I was buying for the sake of buying, rather for the sake of collecting and treasuring something.

I need to take stock of what I've got and enjoy that as opposed to buying games every 2 weeks...It's almost taken the enjoyment away.

Ah - yes, I need to get something out for this week's Weekender. I've have to have a hunt through my tubs!

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:55 pm
by jawafour
AndyXL wrote:Yes, it got to the point where I was buying for the sake of buying, rather for the sake of collecting and treasuring something.

I need to take stock of what I've got and enjoy that as opposed to buying games every 2 weeks...


I've been down that road, dude. It can become a bit of a habit... at one time I was checking eBay constantly rather than just playing the stuff that I had. Good on you for realising this and taking a step back!

AndyXL wrote:...Ah - yes, I need to get something out for this week's Weekender. I've have to have a hunt through my tubs!

It'd be great to see you pop up an item if you get the time!

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 3:48 am
by Miguel007
Just completed Doom HD on Xbox for the first time (or any Doom for that matter) I absolutely loved it never played any of these as a kid, dived straight into Doom II taking advantage of the BC Sale on Live.

I'm amazed the levels are so packed with secrets and the level progression is great, although in the Final Chapter some of the levels are rock solid.

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:29 am
by Drumstick
The condition that some eBay sellers keep their items in, I've seen a few awful ones this morning.

This one for example.

Scuffed box, games all faded and scratched up and inlays missing. :dread:

Hey Cora!

Re: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:28 pm
by Hyperion
I can accept the box ending up like that. Mine, if it still exists, will be in a similar condition.
Those carts though :dread: