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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Victor Mildew » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:14 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Finally got all my retro-pickup through the post.

Put my Christmas money to good use and went Famicom crazy!

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So starting top left we have a Hudson branded famicom controller, and a 3rd party extension cable meaning I don't need to be a foot away from the damn thing now.
To the right we have boxed copies of Dragon Slayer IV (Known as Legacy of the Wizard in the west) and Gradius, followed by an NES to Famicom convertor, that allows me to play NES games on the Famicom.
Bottom left is my Famicom Everdrive N8 Pro. This is most likely the last everdrive I'll be getting for a while. I've got them for all the systems I really need them for now.

Then finally we have a US NTSC copy of The Legend of Zelda and a Hard case with artwork to store it in.


I love your stuff, it's proper retro. I never had a console before the megadrive (one friend had a nes with only a couple of games) so this is all new and really interesting to me.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:14 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Finally got all my retro-pickup through the post.

Put my Christmas money to good use and went Famicom crazy!

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So starting top left we have a Hudson branded famicom controller, and a 3rd party extension cable meaning I don't need to be a foot away from the damn thing now.
To the right we have boxed copies of Dragon Slayer IV (Known as Legacy of the Wizard in the west) and Gradius, followed by an NES to Famicom convertor, that allows me to play NES games on the Famicom.
Bottom left is my Famicom Everdrive N8 Pro. This is most likely the last everdrive I'll be getting for a while. I've got them for all the systems I really need them for now.

Then finally we have a US NTSC copy of The Legend of Zelda and a Hard case with artwork to store it in.


I love your stuff, it's proper retro. I never had a console before the megadrive (one friend had a nes with only a couple of games) so this is all new and really interesting to me.

Glad you like them man.

I love all this stuff and it's almost as much fun showing them off as it is playing them to be honest. :D

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:56 am

I thought the whole point of buying retro gear was to show it off to other people, to be honest. :lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dig Dug » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:53 pm

Herzog Zwei doesn’t half have a learning curve to it. Even after the Sega ages tutorial my first game still took 35 minutes to win.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by KK » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:01 pm

How many people here remember this, from Computer and Video Games Magazine...

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Did anyone here ever buy this "undoubtedly good game"? :slol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:04 pm

My mate harped on and on at his dad to buy it for him for his snes while we were out in town one day (I think the game was soemthing daft like £80), he eventually got it for him. We played it for 5 minutes before he realised it was total gooseberry fool, then had to feign joy to his dad when he asked him how it was.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:28 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ironhide » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:31 pm

KK wrote:How many people here remember this, from Computer and Video Games Magazine...

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Did anyone here ever buy this "undoubtedly good game"? :slol:


Driv3rgate has nothing on that ridiculous review.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dig Dug » Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:56 pm

Had a question on my mind recently thanks to Herzog Zwei.
If PvP eSports as we know it today existed in the 16-bit era (namely a 1993-1994 season) what games would be played?
I had a think and realistically I found these were the only games out at that time with enough depth and appeal to work as internationally big PvP eSports games.

Tetris – See: Classic Tetris World Championships.
Puyo Puyo / Mean Bean Machine– Was a massive competitive game in Japan.
Street Fighter II Turbo – People still play this competitively now, the series really hasn't changed much on a fundamental level.
Herzog Zwei – PvP RTS game (arguably invented the RTS genre), a damn good one at that.
NBA Jam – Biggest Sports game by a mile and was action packed.
Mortal Kombat II – Rivaled street fighter in popularity.
Doom - Had deathmatch.

The number of games viable for this would beging to expand from 1994 onwards but 1994 was also the year where games were begging to properly transiton to a new generation (especially on PC).
I know some people would suggest stuff like sensible soccer but I don't know if that game was eSports big.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawa2 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:36 pm

twitter.com/PixelFXco/status/1355534238100185088



A new contender is entering the market for N64-to-HDMI products.

PixelFX have developed the N64Digital and say that it will deliver "Crystal clear HDMI video for your Nintendo 64". The product is due to launch in April; full spec and cost TBC.

PixelFX wrote:Digital lag-free HDMI output up to 1080p
Analog RGB/YPbPR through multi-out
Simple firmware update procedure via WiFi
Video Filters: Deblur/Scalines/Smoothing


I wonder if this will just be for NTSC models of the N64 or if it will work with PAL models too?

Click to view PixelFX's website.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cumberdanes » Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:49 pm

KK wrote:How many people here remember this, from Computer and Video Games Magazine...

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Did anyone here ever buy this "undoubtedly good game"? :slol:


I’m sure the Amiga version came on over a dozen floppy disks, madness!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Chocolate-Milk » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:42 pm

Dunno if anyone's posted this anywhere yet, but it's pretty nifty!

twitter.com/kobunheat/status/1357488378204151810


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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Victor Mildew » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:06 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:Dunno if anyone's posted this anywhere yet, but it's pretty nifty!

twitter.com/kobunheat/status/1357488378204151810



This is amazing :o :wub:

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:19 pm

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Victor Mildew wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:Dunno if anyone's posted this anywhere yet, but it's pretty nifty!

twitter.com/kobunheat/status/1357488378204151810



This is amazing :o :wub:


Yeah they sound amazing it's so cool to hear the songs like that

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawa2 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49 pm

There's a new memory card device launching for PlayStation/PSone... with a potentially massive amount of storage space! You can insert a micro SD card into it.

The manufacturer, 8 Bit Mods, wrote:Each gigabyte of storage on your MicroSD equals to a whopping 8,192 memory cards...


It costs £59.99 but will probably be the only memory device you'd need. Read PushSquare's report for more details.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawa2 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:52 pm

I wonder if now could be a great time to start a new Retro Gaming Chat thread? At 326 pages, I'm finding that the "link to last post" option is proving a bit unreliable.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Drumstick » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:00 pm

Yeah same here. I'll start a new thread.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by aayl1 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:29 pm

jawa2 wrote:link to last post


My fave Zelda game

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by KK » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:38 pm

New thread of vintage banter: t:grcade-retro-gaming-chat-20?f=2

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