Retro Club Weekender

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Drumstick » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:50 am

Nice haul, DS.

@Gemini, 1080 and Wave Race are very decent, you'll enjoy those.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:50 am

Drumstick wrote:Nice haul, DS.

@Gemini, 1080 and Wave Race are very decent, you'll enjoy those.


Cool. I enjoyed both on the N64, but never got around to the GC sequels.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by The Doom Spoon » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:30 am

Stuck in work all day today! Will have something up tomorrow. Anyone else having a retro weekend?

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:19 pm

The Doom Spoon wrote:...Will have something up tomorrow...

Great stuff, Doom!

The Doom Spoon wrote:...Anyone else having a retro weekend?

I'll try and dig out some stuff from the cupboard. It may not be spectacular this time but, then again, it doesn't have to be... just sharing a few bits and pieces is cool :-) .

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:37 pm

I know we're not classing PS3 as proper retro just yet, but these were the last three games I bought and they are classics and with prices of PS3 games not spiking just yet now's a good time to snap them up.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by The Doom Spoon » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:30 pm

Gemini73 wrote:I know we're not classing PS3 as proper retro just yet, but these were the last three games I bought and they are classics and with prices of PS3 games not spiking just yet now's a good time to snap them up.

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Depending how you look at it the PS3 retro era could begin 2020 when the new gen is dropped. As more generations are released I think there will be more classifications for older games. 8 bit era will be come "classic" gaming, 16 and 32 and maybe 64 bit could be retro gaming then 128 bit into the 360 and ps3 could be pre modern gaming?

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:39 pm

The Doom Spoon wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:I know we're not classing PS3 as proper retro just yet, but these were the last three games I bought and they are classics and with prices of PS3 games not spiking just yet now's a good time to snap them up.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:47 pm

I can see your pics, Gemini :toot: . The Shadows of the Damned artwork looks cool and I noticed that your Ico / Colossus pack is the American version... I'd forgotten that the PS3 is region free. Nice going, dude!

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by The Doom Spoon » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:02 pm

Gemini73 wrote:I'll fix it now.


Sorted I can see them now! Awesome pickups! I never owned a PS3 but it's a system I wouldn't mind exploring. You're right as well. Now is the time to pick up games. 10 years time it will be all the rage!

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 pm

jawafour wrote:I can see your pics, Gemini :toot: . The Shadows of the Damned artwork looks cool and I noticed that your Ico / Colossus pack is the American version... I'd forgotten that the PS3 is region free. Nice going, dude!


Yeah it's a cool feature the PS3 being region free. I prefer the US box art to the PAL version below.

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by Jazzem » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:36 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
jawafour wrote:I can see your pics, Gemini :toot: . The Shadows of the Damned artwork looks cool and I noticed that your Ico / Colossus pack is the American version... I'd forgotten that the PS3 is region free. Nice going, dude!


Yeah it's a cool feature the PS3 being region free. I prefer the US box art to the PAL version below.

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God I forgot how hideous those PAL Classics HD covers were!

Ironic as we got the far better PS2 cover for Ico

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by dmin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:39 pm

The Doom Spoon wrote:Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

Had some graphical issues if I remember correctly, but always thought it was a bit underrated. It's surprisingly good fun.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Osito » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:49 pm

I've just fired up Wii mode on my Wii U and have seen that I have 6200 points left :toot:

Can't really think of much that I'd go for, so just wondering if anyone had any suggestions to try out. Already got the DKC Trilogy, the Sonic Master System games, the mainline Mario titles, the SNES big hitters, etc.

Might pick up some things like Chrono Trigger*, Super Mario RPG or Mario Picross, or titles on the Wii U VC to get the upgrade discount. Don't have anything on the PCE or Arcade sections, so will have a look.



* Really been tempted to replay this since the PC version came out

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by jawafour » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:41 pm

Osito wrote:I've just fired up Wii mode on my Wii U and have seen that I have 6200 points left :toot:

Can't really think of much that I'd go for, so just wondering if anyone had any suggestions to try out...




Osito... prepare yourself for Tomena Sanner :toot: . One-button wai wai action! Jump over things... dance past things... laugh at things! It's... sensational!

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by Gemini73 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:56 pm

Jazzem wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
jawafour wrote:I can see your pics, Gemini :toot: . The Shadows of the Damned artwork looks cool and I noticed that your Ico / Colossus pack is the American version... I'd forgotten that the PS3 is region free. Nice going, dude!


Yeah it's a cool feature the PS3 being region free. I prefer the US box art to the PAL version below.

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God I forgot how hideous those PAL Classics HD covers were!

Ironic as we got the far better PS2 cover for Ico

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That US Ico cover. :dread:

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Green Gecko » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:17 pm

Isn't the Wii shop totally closed down? Even on Wii U.

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by Dig Dug » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:54 pm

Found out about the handwriting function on google translate today despite having used the app for years.
Nothing is really in the way of me playing my imports now outside of the super famicom's low resolution.
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Used Zelda to practice this idea. I've been book studying Japanese for 10 hours a week recently but I might start putting some of that time towards playing some of my RPG's such as the Japan only Fire Emblem games.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Gemini73 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:53 pm

Nice, mate.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by The Doom Spoon » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:16 pm

dmin wrote:
The Doom Spoon wrote:Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

Had some graphical issues if I remember correctly, but always thought it was a bit underrated. It's surprisingly good fun.


I've noticed it's often included in "best underrated games for Gamecube" videos. It's on my list of games to play. Just need to get round to it!

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Parksey » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:11 am

The Doom Spoon wrote:
dmin wrote:
The Doom Spoon wrote:Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

Had some graphical issues if I remember correctly, but always thought it was a bit underrated. It's surprisingly good fun.


I've noticed it's often included in "best underrated games for Gamecube" videos. It's on my list of games to play. Just need to get round to it!


I never got to the end of the game, but I remember the first few stages being quite colorful and Sega-esque.

From what I remember, they maybe rushed it out to make Christmas and hadn't tested it thoroughly. There were a few times where your egg didn't hit the rails properly and would fall through. It might have been the circus level that was the main culprit.

It's worth picking up and trying out. It's quite Dreamcast-y and still fairly quirky and unique.


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