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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Gemini73 » Sat May 12, 2012 7:16 pm

suzzopher wrote:I actually started that again today :o



Gonna start it tonight if all goes to plan. It's been sat in my collection for about 3 years now, completely un-played.

With the exception of The Walking Dead episodes I've decided not to buy any more games this year so as I can get and play the ones I've already got. Sly 2 was, I think, my last game purchase.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Alpha eX » Sat May 12, 2012 10:01 pm

StayDead wrote:Super Mario RPG. Do it.

Very tempted. Gave that to my ex seing as she's now stuck at home with morning sickness and has nothing better to do. I'm kind of jealous, I would love to have nothing else to do aside from rest and play Mario RPG..

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Ended up playing Battle Circuit with a friend, one of the better Capcom scrolling beat em ups. It plays a lot like Captain Commando but you can upgrade your character with coins to unlock special moves.


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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Gemini73 » Sat May 12, 2012 10:12 pm

Alpha eX wrote:
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Ended up playing Battle Circuit with a friend, one of the better Capcom scrolling beat em ups. It plays a lot like Captain Commando but you can upgrade your character with coins to unlock special moves.


Even back then Capcom were fleecing gamers for content already present. :lol:

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Spindash » Sat May 12, 2012 11:13 pm

DaddyBrown wrote:Is it a crime that I have this:

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...but have never took the disc out of the box let alone play it?


Played through it for the first time earlier this year. Straight in as one of my favourite games ever.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Qikz » Sat May 12, 2012 11:32 pm

DaddyBrown wrote:Is it a crime that I have this:

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...but have never took the disc out of the box let alone play it?


It's not a crime, it's a travesty! :shock:

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Quantum Name » Sun May 13, 2012 10:02 pm

Other than Galaxy 1 & 2, The Thousand Year Door is probably the best Mario game.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by suzzopher » Mon May 14, 2012 5:13 pm

So, I just found out that in the arcade version of Duck Hunt, you can shoot the dog


This version needs to come to Virtual Console.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Seven » Mon May 14, 2012 5:21 pm

Duck Hunt is nothing without Zapper, though. Zapper is what makes Duck Hunt alive; and is one of my favourite lightgun games available.

Once I got some space or move out first thing I'm getting is SDTV for lightgun games :D Lightgun are really dying breed, although Wii/PS3 Move has excellent games so it's not dead yet.

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by Rik » Mon May 14, 2012 9:13 pm

I don't think the motion controllers today have the "snapiness" of a true lightgun game, might just be me?

Also lightgun games seem to have become more about rapid firing rather than the pixel perfect one hit shots of the original Virtua Cop (which is still the greatest lightgun game ever due to the scoring system), you can see how The House Of The Dead series has degraded as proof :(

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Qikz » Mon May 14, 2012 11:17 pm

Rik wrote:I don't think the motion controllers today have the "snapiness" of a true lightgun game, might just be me?

Also lightgun games seem to have become more about rapid firing rather than the pixel perfect one hit shots of the original Virtua Cop (which is still the greatest lightgun game ever due to the scoring system), you can see how The House Of The Dead series has degraded as proof :(


The hell are you talking about?

House of the Dead Overkill IMO is the best one.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Rik » Tue May 15, 2012 10:21 am

I'm not sure about the mechanics of how they work but I don't think a motion controller works in the same way as a lightgun. Might be someone with more knowledge than me about how the mechanics of each work.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue May 15, 2012 10:52 am

Rik wrote:I'm not sure about the mechanics of how they work but I don't think a motion controller works in the same way as a lightgun. Might be someone with more knowledge than me about how the mechanics of each work.


Light guns work by detecting a small white square that appears on the screen for 1 frame when the trigger is pressed. The Wii Remote pointer works by detecting the position and orientation of the sensor bar, and extrapolating screen position from that.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Rik » Tue May 15, 2012 11:07 am

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Rik wrote:I'm not sure about the mechanics of how they work but I don't think a motion controller works in the same way as a lightgun. Might be someone with more knowledge than me about how the mechanics of each work.


Light guns work by detecting a small white square that appears on the screen for 1 frame when the trigger is pressed. The Wii Remote pointer works by detecting the position and orientation of the sensor bar, and extrapolating screen position from that.


I suspected it was something like that, thanks. They feel different to me like your dragging the cursor around with Move/Wiimote and they aren't as accurate.

With the degrade in the House Of The Dead series I was talking about the numbered games rather than Overkill Staydead.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by suzzopher » Tue May 15, 2012 11:08 am

Rik wrote:
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Rik wrote:I'm not sure about the mechanics of how they work but I don't think a motion controller works in the same way as a lightgun. Might be someone with more knowledge than me about how the mechanics of each work.


Light guns work by detecting a small white square that appears on the screen for 1 frame when the trigger is pressed. The Wii Remote pointer works by detecting the position and orientation of the sensor bar, and extrapolating screen position from that.


I suspected it was something like that, thanks. They feel different to me like your dragging the cursor around with Move/Wiimote and they aren't as accurate.

With the degrade in the House Of The Dead series I was talking about the numbered games rather than Overkill Staydead.


Yeah, House of the Dead 3&4 are nowhere as good as House of the Dead 2.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue May 15, 2012 11:17 am

That said, I know some arcade lightgun games used a similar system to the Wii remote pointer, with an array of infra-red lights around the screen. Not sure if House Of The Dead was amongst them.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Alpha eX » Tue May 15, 2012 11:39 am

Having a MAME party on Saturday, anyone suggest some games? Preferably 4 players co-op beat em up or scrolling shooter whatever. Turtles in Time HAS to be done for the opening theme alone. Sunset Riders too, YA HOO! *pew pew*



Just found out while looking for a video of Sunset Riders there was a spritual sequel/prequel of sorts, featuring NINJAS! :shock:



So yes, suggestions please. Might do Knights of the Round though done that so many times, is Aliens vs Predator worth playing through? Not done that.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by Gemini73 » Tue May 15, 2012 12:10 pm

Any game that allows you to DDT aliens is worth playing.

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PostGeneral Retro Gaming Thread
by Lazy Fair » Tue May 15, 2012 6:36 pm

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by skarmachild » Tue May 15, 2012 9:32 pm

SNES is by far the best looking games console out there, wish I still had mines.

Sold it for like £40 with gooseberry fool loads of games. Worst. Decision. Ever.

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PostRe: General Retro Gaming Thread
by chalkitdown » Wed May 16, 2012 6:40 am

Playing Sly Raccoon on PSN. Good game, but with a lot of niggling flaws. The double jump is just awful. You'd think it's one of the first things they'd get right, but it's so imprecise. Camera is a pain in the hole at times, too. It's way too low and the fact that you can't adjust it up and down whatsoever is almost insulting. But I'm enjoying it regardless.


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