GRcade Retro Gaming Chat

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by Harry Ellis » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:17 am

Sandy wrote:Nice collection. Impressive that you've got one of the roughly 10 PAL copies of Mario Baseball to have ever seen these shores.

Thanks. SuperDragon on this forum sold it to me (for a more than reasonable price) and it's in top condition.

Out of curiosity when did you get hold of your PoR copy?

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:My original XBOX collection is coming along quite nicely. I've picked up 15 games this month and bar a couple of games I don't think I've paid much more than a couple of quid per game. Granted some of them aren't the best games around but the low cost of many of the games means I'm far more likely to take a punt on a title I might not have otherwise tried.

Slightly disappointed by a few games being missing their manual and one having the wrong version of the game in the box (Classics line disc in an original version box). With this in mind I need to get into the habit of checking the manual is there before buying.

Is the Retrocollect link in your sig up to date? Had a quick browse, pleased to see you've got PGR2, such a quality game. You need to get Burnout 3.

Ad7 wrote:Looks like someone is missing zelda four swords :shifty:

I could be interested in taking it, but you would be better off selling it on eBay. I couldn't justify paying the going rate as I'm not sure I'd play it.

Skarjo wrote:What kind of monster files Zelda under 'Legend of'?

This kind of monster. :datass:

Skarjo wrote:Looking to pick up F-Zero X DD

I swear you've been looking for that since you first went out there.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Sandy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:38 am

Drumstick wrote:Thanks. SuperDragon on this forum sold it to me (for a more than reasonable price) and it's in top condition.

Out of curiosity when did you get hold of your PoR copy?


About a year and a half ago and not for a very attractive price.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cumberdanes » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:39 pm

Drumstick wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:My original XBOX collection is coming along quite nicely. I've picked up 15 games this month and bar a couple of games I don't think I've paid much more than a couple of quid per game. Granted some of them aren't the best games around but the low cost of many of the games means I'm far more likely to take a punt on a title I might not have otherwise tried.

Slightly disappointed by a few games being missing their manual and one having the wrong version of the game in the box (Classics line disc in an original version box). With this in mind I need to get into the habit of checking the manual is there before buying.

Is the Retrocollect link in your sig up to date? Had a quick browse, pleased to see you've got PGR2, such a quality game. You need to get Burnout 3.


Yeah, it's up to date. I just bought the XBOX last month and starting picking up games shorty after. Both PGRs were 50p each. They are both complete but the box for PGR 2 is a bit grubby and could do with a clean.

I have a rapidly expanding list of games in my head that I want to pick up since I keep thinking of titles I missed out on years back that I want to try out. The Burnouts are already on the list as it happens... wasn't there some sort of XBOX exclusive directors cut of one of the Burnout series or was that only in America?

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:37 pm

I grabbed Pokemon red cart only for £10 yesterday from an indy shop

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cumberdanes » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:47 pm

kerr9000 wrote:I grabbed Pokemon red cart only for £10 yesterday from an indy shop


I have a copy of Pokemon Red back at my parents place but it was left on the window sill in my old room for years after I moved out so the label is all faded. I think my brother tried it in his GBA a few years back and surprisingly my save file was still intact.

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by kerr9000 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:02 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
kerr9000 wrote:I grabbed Pokemon red cart only for £10 yesterday from an indy shop


I have a copy of Pokemon Red back at my parents place but it was left on the window sill in my old room for years after I moved out so the label is all faded. I think my brother tried it in his GBA a few years back and surprisingly my save file was still intact.


One of the copies of Pokemon Yellow I have has damage to the lable and a few marks on the plastic , I was given this one by my brothe,r he found it when he apparently ran over it in a car park years ago. It worked a treat when he gave it me and it still works great bless Nintendo and there hard wearing carts lol

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Ding Dong Merrilly on Hide » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:49 pm

kerr9000 wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
kerr9000 wrote:I grabbed Pokemon red cart only for £10 yesterday from an indy shop


I have a copy of Pokemon Red back at my parents place but it was left on the window sill in my old room for years after I moved out so the label is all faded. I think my brother tried it in his GBA a few years back and surprisingly my save file was still intact.


One of the copies of Pokemon Yellow I have has damage to the lable and a few marks on the plastic , I was given this one by my brothe,r he found it when he apparently ran over it in a car park years ago. It worked a treat when he gave it me and it still works great bless Nintendo and there hard wearing carts lol


I once dropped my original Gameboy down a fight of concrete steps near my grandad's house and unbelievably it only suffered minor scuff damage to the back, still works 26 years later.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cumberdanes » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:14 pm

Ironhide wrote:
kerr9000 wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
kerr9000 wrote:I grabbed Pokemon red cart only for £10 yesterday from an indy shop


I have a copy of Pokemon Red back at my parents place but it was left on the window sill in my old room for years after I moved out so the label is all faded. I think my brother tried it in his GBA a few years back and surprisingly my save file was still intact.


One of the copies of Pokemon Yellow I have has damage to the lable and a few marks on the plastic , I was given this one by my brothe,r he found it when he apparently ran over it in a car park years ago. It worked a treat when he gave it me and it still works great bless Nintendo and there hard wearing carts lol


I once dropped my original Gameboy down a fight of concrete steps near my grandad's house and unbelievably it only suffered minor scuff damage to the back, still works 26 years later.


Didn’t a Gameboy once famously survive getting blown up in Iraq?

EDIT: Yes!

https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/unstoppable-game-boy/

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by kerr9000 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:06 pm

I remember that Iraq one being in magazines and stuff it is pretty awesome to see it, I know they kept it for years in a Nintendo store powerd up and running , not sure if its still there now.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cumberdanes » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:10 am

I picked up a few more XBOX games on the way home from work yesterday, Serious Sam, Enclave and The Thing. The whole lot set me back £8.

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by kerr9000 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:57 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:I picked up a few more XBOX games on the way home from work yesterday, Serious Sam, Enclave and The Thing. The whole lot set me back £8.


I enjoyed the Thing a lot I hope you do too. Serious Sam is one of those games I always like chucking on for a quick blast. I'd say you got dome good stuff.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Cumberdanes » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:41 pm

I played Serious Sam on PC years ago and I’ve played a bit of The Thing before but not much, I seem to remember something about keeping your squad happy or they turn on you.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lagamorph » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:30 pm

Just found my brothers old Gold Pad N64 at my parents house, though no Power Supply, but can get one on eBay for less than a tenner.
Might be worth it to see if it still works....

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by kerr9000 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:43 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Just found my brothers old Gold Pad N64 at my parents house, though no Power Supply, but can get one on eBay for less than a tenner.
Might be worth it to see if it still works....


I've had N64,s from carboots covered in mud, ones from wet sheds etc they've all worked I'd say your odds are very good.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Lagamorph » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:34 pm

kerr9000 wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Just found my brothers old Gold Pad N64 at my parents house, though no Power Supply, but can get one on eBay for less than a tenner.
Might be worth it to see if it still works....


I've had N64,s from carboots covered in mud, ones from wet sheds etc they've all worked I'd say your odds are very good.

This one's been sitting in a box (Still in the original polystyrene foam) for years, so sounds like it should be ok if I can get hold of a power supply.

What's the best (non-mod) way of connecting an N64 to a modern TV? I know the best way is an HDMI mod, but that's fairly expensive and I think requires some soldering. I'd rather just a fairly inexpensive cable that's better than the Coax cable that's in the box.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by kerr9000 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:50 pm

I just use a scart type cable for it, looks good enough to me.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Hyperion » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:50 pm

Started playing Donkey Kong 64 yesterday, my god the camera in it is terrible

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Saint of Killers » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:53 am

BBC article on retro mags:


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by Festivus Maximus » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:19 pm

Just read that, thanks for the link. Trouble with golden ages is that they always end, but I'm grateful to have been a kid during the height of gaming magazines. Kids today most likely won't experience reading an actual physical gaming magazine and I think that's a shame. But by the same token, time marches on and there's no stopping progress.

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PostRe: GRcade Retro Gaming Chat
by Merry Christmous Everyone » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 pm

Preezy wrote:Just read that, thanks for the link. Trouble with golden ages is that they always end, but I'm grateful to have been a kid during the height of gaming magazines. Kids today most likely won't experience reading an actual physical gaming magazine and I think that's a shame. But by the same token, time marches on and there's no stopping progress.


The excitement of a new magazine hitting the shelves was like actually getting a new game. In the pre-internet days it was your initial source of news. The first issue post E3 was always a big one.

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