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by Ploiper » Sat May 23, 2020 12:11 am

currently playing through super Metroid on the switch, just got all e tanks and am ready to go down to mother brain. never been this far into the game before, shall feel good to finally beat it.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Sat May 23, 2020 1:33 am

Ploiper wrote:currently playing through super Metroid on the switch, just got all e tanks and am ready to go down to mother brain. never been this far into the game before, shall feel good to finally beat it.


Well done!

It's my favourite game of all time. I've loved it since launch but I've been playing it pretty solidly for the past couple of years now and it never gets old for me. Always glad to see people getting through it for the first time. :D

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by Ploiper » Sat May 23, 2020 11:07 am

and have just this moment beaten it for the first time, nice clear time of 5 hours 43 minutes. feels good to finally have this game done finally.

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by Green Gecko » Sat May 23, 2020 2:22 pm

I finished it on Wii U and it was marvellous, although I did get stuck around the murky sort of underwater and alien tech areas for a while. Always felt bad about borrowing a mate's SNES with the cart and barely scratching it, I played quite a bit of Illusion of Time instead (which is now quite a rare game, especially as it was boxed an complete). He eventually sold his big box copy of SUper Metroid with the guide, something I could probably never do, but then he had money issues I think.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Sat May 23, 2020 2:35 pm

I can definitely see how it's easy to get stuck in Metroid and just have no idea how to progress. Especially if you drop the game and come back after a while.

For me I just love seeing that progression in my own ability to get through the game. First playthrough probably took me weeks/months as a kid, then came back to it a few years ago on Wii U and did it in about 6 hours or so. Now I've played it so much (Both vanilla and randomizer) that I can get through it in less than 2 hours and I know where I can cut even more time off that. I'm getting to the point though where I really need to start using more advanced techniques and sequence breaks to see significant gains, although there's still a lot of room for improvement in optimising how I move through the game and the order that I do things in. My ultimate goal is to get my time down to either sub 1hr, or top 500 times on speedrun.com, although I'm a long way off that just now and I'd need to really focus on practicing and improving.

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by kerr9000 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:53 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I finished it on Wii U and it was marvellous, although I did get stuck around the murky sort of underwater and alien tech areas for a while. Always felt bad about borrowing a mate's SNES with the cart and barely scratching it, I played quite a bit of Illusion of Time instead (which is now quite a rare game, especially as it was boxed an complete). He eventually sold his big box copy of SUper Metroid with the guide, something I could probably never do, but then he had money issues I think.


I also finished Metroid on the Wii U, I was amazed how much I enjoyed going through it again back then despite having completed it a few times on the SNES. I was also suprised when I made my Video review of it recently how much I enjoyed playing it, as a game it just hasnt aged at all its still as great as it ever was. If you really liked it and want more then id recoment trying Hyper Metroid, theres a review of that in my SNES review thread. I remember playing a lot of Illusion of time as well, but I havent seen a boxed copy in the flesh in years, I have a pal and an American cart but both are loose. My friend had a big box copy of Super Metroid and apparently he had lost his cart but kept promising me the big box to put mine in before he moved to America, he promised it me like 300 times but I never did get it, I would assume its still at his mums house or shes thrown it away as he has been gone like 6 years by now, shame if it did end up in a bin. It really makes you wonder how much decent stuff has ended up in bins over the years.

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by speedboatchase » Sat May 23, 2020 6:28 pm

I loved, LOVED Metroid Zero Mission. Was my favourite GBA title, bar Advance Wars.

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by Green Gecko » Sat May 23, 2020 7:50 pm

I still have it, but damn don't get me started on my brother throwing away a bunch of "bits of cardboard" again from my own tiny personal storage in a cupboard instead of, well, storing it and allowing me to make my own such decisions or even just strawberry floating asking me if I wanted them.

He also took furniture "I wasn't using" and a sold a rare vintage guitar amplifier (that works) amongst many other things that took 7 years to get back.

Somehow that managed to skip therapy so I guess I'll leave it there.

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by kerr9000 » Sat May 23, 2020 7:56 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I still have it, but damn don't get me started on my brother throwing away a bunch of "bits of cardboard" again from my own tiny personal storage in a cupboard instead of, well, storing it and allowing me to make my own such decisions or even just strawberry floating asking me if I wanted them.

He also took furniture "I wasn't using" and a sold a rare vintage guitar amplifier (that works) amongst many other things that took 7 years to get back.

Somehow that managed to skip therapy so I guess I'll leave it there.


Reminds me my brother used a metal pellet gun to shoot holes in the lid of my vintage record player, I feel your pain

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by Lotus » Wed May 27, 2020 10:09 am

For any Rare or Perfect Dark fans, there's a really good (and long) interview here with members of the old team: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... 64-classic

A really interesting insight into what it was like working there and the troubles during development.

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by Hypes » Wed May 27, 2020 6:00 pm

I tried doing a Super Metroid '"speedrun" but then I got to Draygon and couldn't beat him :(

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed May 27, 2020 6:14 pm

Hypes wrote:I tried doing a Super Metroid '"speedrun" but then I got to Draygon and couldn't beat him :(


Draygon is a bastard. Without the grapple beam you have to fight him normally which is tough. You should be using beams to shoot his glue shots and trying to hit him with Supers when he swoops. But depending on how many etanks you have he can really do some damage.

Edit: Its a fight I'm still trying to get better at myself.

If you can stream then I'd do that. Would be interesting to see how your getting on and compare times.

I actually managed my first Kraid quick kill last week, which was really cool.

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by Miguel007 » Sun May 31, 2020 6:54 pm

Finally completed DKC on the SNES 101% under an hour [0'59] glitchless and warpless, it's always been one of my daft gaming goals but I've been stuck on 1'01 for about 5 years :toot:

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Got my best time ever for Mute City on F-Zero today [2'02''04] - I know it's nowhere near WR but jeez can't see how I can get any faster :lol:

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by Cheeky Devlin » Sun May 31, 2020 7:56 pm

Well done on the DKC time! That's pretty impressive!

Did you stream or record it at all? Would be cool to see it.

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by Victor Mildew » Sun May 31, 2020 8:06 pm

Nice one. I'm so gooseberry fool I can't even finish it!

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Miguel007 » Sun May 31, 2020 9:22 pm

Thanks, unfortunately not about the recording. I've always fancied getting an Elgato device but I don't think I'd ever stream [seeing myself and hearing my own voice is just too much cringe for me to take :lol: ]. It was on the SNES Mini, scary to think I've been playing those games for close to 30 years or so now.

I love DKC and Cranky has a throw away line in the credits saying he completed this in under and hour without losing a life, I was kind of hoping for a little Easter egg after doing that but I didn't notice anything.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:22 am

Ah that sucks you can't record it. Would have been good to see. :D

Unrelated but I've got a replacement Dreamcast coming from eBay.

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by Drumstick » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:20 pm

That sounds like a steal, Dev.

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by Victor Mildew » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:22 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Ah that sucks you can't record it. Would have been good to see. :D

Unrelated but I've got a replacement Dreamcast coming from eBay.

System, 2 Controllers, VMU, Rumble Pack, Dreamkey CD (lol), Keyboard and 8 CIB games (Marvel Vs Capcom, Virtua Tennis, Chu Chu Rocket, Phantasy Star Online, F355 Challenge, Fur Fighters, Sonic Adventure and Virtua Tennis 2) - £73.41 :datass:


Nice :datass:

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