GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Corazon de Leon
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Deadpool / sntaa

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:26 am

Picked up Gex 64 for £7 off Shpock. Cart only, but in good nick.

Image
User avatar
Dannie Lennox_
Go for it, Danmon!
Joined in 2008
Location: Peach Mountain

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dannie Lennox_ » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Picked up Gex 64 for £7 off Shpock. Cart only, but in good nick.

What is Shpock like?

Generating Real Conversations About Digital Entertainment
User avatar
kerr9000
Member
Joined in 2013

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:49 pm

Spent £19 on a box of stuff and kind of know its not worth it... I got a PS One with genuine power supply and TV lead, A none functioning PS2 , 2 official ps2 memory cards, two ps2 TV leads, a brand new ethernet cable and a generic dual analog usb pc pad. They were completly honest that the PS2 didnt even turn on and thats exactly what I wanted a project to occupy me and give me a puzzle.... the big problem the puzzle took me like 15 minutes to sort out , basically loose connections I have now sorted it out and it turns on and it had the little bonus of having a really good condition disc copy of Burnout Revenge inside it. Now to check the PS one and make sure if it works, if it works well thats nice, if it doesnt work I have a chipped PS1 which has a really iffy CD lens which semi works semi doesnt, so I guess I could drop a PS1 drive into an original PS.

http://kerr9000.blogspot.co.uk/ For my Blog... https://www.youtube.com/user/kerr9000 for my YouTube channel. kerr9000_blog on Instagram. kerr9000 on Xbox, PS4 etc
User avatar
Green Gecko
Treasurer
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:12 pm

I've been up until 2am most days play fixed Tetrisphere which I got in good condition with a manual for £5 at the flea market.

I'm also tempted to pic up Croc 1 for PS1 if only because it's not a re-release with horrible boxart.

♥ gaems | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
User avatar
Green Gecko
Treasurer
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:12 pm

I've been up until 2am most days playing Tetrisphere which I got in good condition with a manual for £5 at the flea market.

I'm also tempted to pick up Croc 1 for PS1 if only because it's not a re-release with horrible boxart, as that goes for a tenner sometimes. I think it was a couple of quid.

Good as the games are usually totally gooseberry fool. There was Mission Impossible and Bio Freaks for N64 as well but I think I'll pass on those. Fighters rarely hold up and third person action games definitely don't, unless it's Sin & Punishment. And the reviews are pretty poor.

♥ gaems | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
User avatar
Dangerblade
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Bristol

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Dangerblade » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 am

Green Gecko wrote:I'm also tempted to pic up Croc 1 for PS1 if only because it's not a re-release with horrible boxart.

Fun Fact: The voice of Croc is Jonathan Aris, best known for playing Anderson in Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch version)

User avatar
Green Gecko
Treasurer
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:23 am

Interesting.

It's also basically MarioYoshi 64.

♥ gaems | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
User avatar
Chocolate-Milk
Member
Joined in 2015

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Chocolate-Milk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:41 pm

But it's so awful to play...

Tank controls in a 3D platformer... :dread:

Chocolate-milk: Confirmed drinker of wank.
Image
User avatar
kerr9000
Member
Joined in 2013

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:23 pm

Managed to grab a cart of ChessMaster for the gameboy today for £1 , not the most thrilling game but always good to get a gameboy cart.

http://kerr9000.blogspot.co.uk/ For my Blog... https://www.youtube.com/user/kerr9000 for my YouTube channel. kerr9000_blog on Instagram. kerr9000 on Xbox, PS4 etc
User avatar
Green Gecko
Treasurer
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:02 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:But it's so awful to play...

Tank controls in a 3D platformer... :dread:

I don't remember that.. Probs because I played it on PC. I'll give it a pass :lol:

♥ gaems | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
User avatar
kerr9000
Member
Joined in 2013

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:07 pm

I got a black N64 pad today for 50pence, and a playstation power lead for 50pence. I guess that lead can now go with that PS2 I repaired.

http://kerr9000.blogspot.co.uk/ For my Blog... https://www.youtube.com/user/kerr9000 for my YouTube channel. kerr9000_blog on Instagram. kerr9000 on Xbox, PS4 etc
User avatar
Sandy
Member
Joined in 2018
AKA: Akuma / Dormin
Location: Surrey, darling

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Sandy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:56 pm

kerr9000 wrote:I got a black N64 pad today for 50pence, and a playstation power lead for 50pence. I guess that lead can now go with that PS2 I repaired.


Where do you get this stuff...50p for an N64 pad is insane.

User avatar
kerr9000
Member
Joined in 2013

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:00 pm

I got the N64 pad from a branch of the charity shop lighthouse, theyd thrown it in a big box of wires and power packs and random electricals which had 50Pence an item written on it. I thought it was pretty crazy so grabbed it straight away. Most of the box was just old scart leads and random power adaptors.

http://kerr9000.blogspot.co.uk/ For my Blog... https://www.youtube.com/user/kerr9000 for my YouTube channel. kerr9000_blog on Instagram. kerr9000 on Xbox, PS4 etc
User avatar
Green Gecko
Treasurer
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:05 pm

Nice find, first thoughts it was replicate but I can easily see one ending up in a pile like that.

Both my N64 controllers are pretty poor now, my partner's GoldenEye gold one is good but I still struggle to play a game like Smash with it's massive travel.

Really got into Tetrisphere over the last week or so, completed the first mode of single player so far but I say completed.. after the credits roll the bastards throw in an episode 6 (no idea where it ends) where you can only get multipliers using the most difficult technique which I had misunderstood completely the whole time.

It's really great game, surprised for just £5 as I get bored of pretty much any puzzle game than Tetris pretty fast, and it's such a fresh spin on it I think it's a real hidden gem. Worst thing is probably the most is really dated, it's like Burnout 1 but awful and years before even that, lots of Casio sounds and pale imitations of Prodigy but you can turn it off and just the SFX are fine. The SFX also give you very good cues as to what is going on and what valid moves are so it's much easier to zone into and not think too much which is good for relaxation.

♥ gaems | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
User avatar
Corazon de Leon
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Deadpool / sntaa

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 pm

Managed to get an unboxed copy of Castlevania 64 for half a score. Happy with that!

Image
User avatar
Jazzem
Member
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Jazzem » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:08 pm



So this is pretty swell! My Life in Gaming just released an excellent mini documentary covering Tom duBois, the man behind much of Konami's western boxart from 1988 to 1994 (various Contras, Castlevanias, Mystical Ninja etc). I always thought Konami games of that era easily had the best westernised boxart, so it's great to put a face to that work finally. He seems super humble and down to earth, nice to see him getting recognition :)

User avatar
Green Gecko
Treasurer
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:08 pm

Well, most artists are humble given that they are constantly being told how talented they are while everyone including themselves quietly wallows in self pitty and a fair amount of poverty at some point. :lol:

♥ gaems | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
User avatar
kerr9000
Member
Joined in 2013

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:31 pm

Sort of retro I guess I got another Wii Today for £30, from a silent auction for charity

All the wires, 2 official wii-motes, 2 official nunchucks, a wii+ add on , wi sports, wii sports resort, Super monkey ball banana blitz, Ratatouille, my fitness coach, family trainer, tiger woods 09 , deal or no deal (all games are boxed with manuals) and a loose disc for wii play.

Really not sure if I should have grabbed it , dont really need it but just wrote down a number I thought was ok and would help charity if I won but expected someone else to win.. either way I guess it made some money for a good cause and it never hurts to have spare wii motes.

http://kerr9000.blogspot.co.uk/ For my Blog... https://www.youtube.com/user/kerr9000 for my YouTube channel. kerr9000_blog on Instagram. kerr9000 on Xbox, PS4 etc
User avatar
Green Gecko
Treasurer
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Green Gecko » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:40 am

Just don't leave batteries in them, the damn things drain them even when they're off - and sometimes even die completely due to some weird low current perpetual charge or something.

♥ gaems | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
jawafour
Member
Joined in 2012

PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by jawafour » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 am



I received the latest issue of Freeze64 yesterday... in 2019, the C64 and gaming magazines are both still full of life :toot: .


Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cumberdanes, Damian, Hime, kerr9000, Kriken, Lagamorph, Monkey Man, more heat than light, MSN [Bot], PuppetBoy, Robbo-92, Tafdolphin, The Doom Spoon, Vermilion, Wedgie and 41 guests