Retro Club Weekender

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by The Doom Spoon » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:07 pm

Rax wrote:Now that my N64 has a permanent home attached to a telly Im getting an itch to properly play some stuff on there but the N64 analogue sticks are absolutely terrible so Id like something a bit more modern. Has anyone tried one of those retro fighters controllers? Are they any good? They seem decent enough and the price is very tempting, just wondering if anyone here has any experience with them.


The Brawler 64 has great reviews. I intend on picking one up myself.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Dowbocop » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:13 pm

I've been playing through Ico over the past few weeks. I've never played it before and I love the atmosphere. The grand locations coupled with the eerie solitude really remind me of the first Tomb Raider, and the gameplay is basically Sands of Time with less time travel, acrobatics and fighting. Both Ico and TR have a feel which is hard to replicate in the all guns blazing style which has always tended to dominate gaming. I'd love to pick up more of them but, as I said, I'm not sure if many exist. Even TR 2 turned into a really generic kill-the-bad-man fest.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Victor Mildew » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:51 pm

I went up to the loft to fix a leaky (strawberry) float valve, i came down with a load of retro handhelds :wub: :toot:

First up, the big one (literally). My original gameboy :wub: It was in a right state with tape marks on it, so I cleaned the casing up and put some batteries in hoping for the best. It's probably not been switched on in at least 20 years.
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God the nostalgia hit playing that :wub:
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Amazing how things progress.

Next up is my donkey Kong 2 game and watch (which I mentions here a while back).
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It's in such great condition. I don't have any batteries to test it out at the moment.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Dowbocop » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:18 pm

That Game and Watch is lovely :wub:

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by Green Gecko » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:42 pm

You are lucky there is no screen rot on the gameboy, old ones usually have at least one or two dead lines.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ironhide » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:44 pm

My original Gameboy isn't in quite as good condition as that, the battery cover is missing as is the screen front (the bit in front of the actual LCD panel) but it does still function.

I think I lost the battery cover when I got one of those shitty 3rd party rechargeable battery packs that stuck out of the back and completely ruined the ergonomics.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Drumstick » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:52 pm

Re: N64 controllers, have you considered eBay?

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by The Doom Spoon » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:55 pm

Ad7 wrote:I went up to the loft to fix a leaky (strawberry) float valve, i came down with a load of retro handhelds :wub: :toot:

First up, the big one (literally). My original gameboy :wub: It was in a right state with tape marks on it, so I cleaned the casing up and put some batteries in hoping for the best. It's probably not been switched on in at least 20 years.


Oh my that gameboy is in lovely condition! I mostly see battered, yellowed examples with the lens and battery covers missing and still the sellers charge as if its immaculate! A rarity indeed! If you ever concider selling please please keep me in mind!

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:27 am

Ad7 wrote:...My original gameboy :wub: It was in a right state with tape marks on it, so I cleaned the casing up and put some batteries in hoping for the best. It's probably not been switched on in at least 20 years...

That's a great clean-up, Ad - the machine looks to be in lovely shape! My original GB is long gone; the screen deteriorated (multiple vertical lines stopped displaying pixels) and I chucked it out. I can play my GB games on a Game Boy Color, though.

Ad7 wrote:Next up is my donkey Kong 2 game and watch (which I mentions here a while back)...

It is indeed in marvellous condition and it'd be good to see a couple of batteries installed so that you can give it a play.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Victor Mildew » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:43 am

It's not totally cleaned up, but it's in fantastic condition. Not a mark on it anywhere.

I think it might be my mum's gameboy, but I can't be sure. I had 2 myself, the first of which I stupidly traded in against some PlayStation games, quickly realised my mistake and I went out and bought another one with the same games again. My mum loved Tetris so bought one for herself, and I suspect this is that one as I dont remember what I did with mine, and I probably would have had it along with the rest of my stuff rather than leave it at dad's place.

I got an atomic purple gameboy colour in the states one holiday along with Tetris dx (I still have it) , warioland 2 (still have) and links awakening dx (which is missing). I may break the colour and gba out tomorrow.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:25 pm

btw when the lines on the screen go like that it can be repaired so isn't totally trash, also there are hundreds of replacement screen lenses on eBay including ones with cool colours.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Rax » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:43 am

Drumstick wrote:Re: N64 controllers, have you considered eBay?

Its not that I want new OG controllers, I want something with a more modern stick. I know you can get replacemtn sticks and stuff like that, but I want a more modern feeling and responding analogue stick.

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by Nintendonerd69 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:19 pm

I've been playing through Ocarina of Time on the N64 , still amazing even though its showing its age these days. I have a list of around 12 or so N64 games that I intend to play through one by one. Still going for a complete PAL N64 collection (unboxed) but I'm starting to struggle now, almost everything that does the rounds on eBay I now have, CEX is pretty much my only source now. I do keep an eye on charity shops but most have wised up they can charge loads more putting stuff like this on eBay so that supply has dried up.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:11 pm

Strangely enough I put a few hours into OOT yesterday for the first time in almost four years. Start up to Forest Temple.

Still a masterpiece.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Drumstick » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:40 pm

Nintendonerd69 wrote:I've been playing through Ocarina of Time on the N64 , still amazing even though its showing its age these days. I have a list of around 12 or so N64 games that I intend to play through one by one. Still going for a complete PAL N64 collection (unboxed) but I'm starting to struggle now, almost everything that does the rounds on eBay I now have, CEX is pretty much my only source now. I do keep an eye on charity shops but most have wised up they can charge loads more putting stuff like this on eBay so that supply has dried up.

How many games you got?

Paging our resident N64 collector:

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Rax wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Re: N64 controllers, have you considered eBay?

Its not that I want new OG controllers, I want something with a more modern stick. I know you can get replacemtn sticks and stuff like that, but I want a more modern feeling and responding analogue stick.

I don't know if you're specifically after the OG design, but have you heard of the Brawler64 controller?

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ironhide » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:28 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Rax wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Re: N64 controllers, have you considered eBay?

Its not that I want new OG controllers, I want something with a more modern stick. I know you can get replacemtn sticks and stuff like that, but I want a more modern feeling and responding analogue stick.

I don't know if you're specifically after the OG design, but have you heard of the Brawler64 controller?


Looks about six billion times comfier than the original Nintendo design.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:12 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Nintendonerd69 wrote:I've been playing through Ocarina of Time on the N64 , still amazing even though its showing its age these days. I have a list of around 12 or so N64 games that I intend to play through one by one. Still going for a complete PAL N64 collection (unboxed) but I'm starting to struggle now, almost everything that does the rounds on eBay I now have, CEX is pretty much my only source now. I do keep an eye on charity shops but most have wised up they can charge loads more putting stuff like this on eBay so that supply has dried up.

How many games you got?

Paging our resident N64 collector:

Corazon de Leon wrote:...


Think I'm up at about 130 now, after picking up an unspellable golf simulator and NBA Live '99 at a retro shop in Grainger Market down in Newcastle last week. Sounds like Nintendonerd might be a little further along than I am. The only things you rarely see on eBay nowadays are the likes of Flying Dragon, or the three Australian PAL exclusives(Snowboard Kids 2, Starcraft and HSV Adventure Racing, which is Beetle Adventure Racing only without the Volkswagens and with the Australian car brand Holden. Fun fact - all the spaceships in Thor: Ragnarok are named after Holden cars).

My next purchase will be a full set of PAL stickers from Etsy, so I can see exactly what I've got and need at a glance. Sadly, saving for a wedding and the missus' visa/citizenship application are sucking all my funds away from what's really important. :shifty:

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Rax » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:13 am

Ironhide wrote:
Chocolate-Milk wrote:
Rax wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Re: N64 controllers, have you considered eBay?

Its not that I want new OG controllers, I want something with a more modern stick. I know you can get replacemtn sticks and stuff like that, but I want a more modern feeling and responding analogue stick.

I don't know if you're specifically after the OG design, but have you heard of the Brawler64 controller?


Looks about six billion times comfier than the original Nintendo design.

Thats exactly the one Im talking about, Im just wanting to know if anyone has experience with it and would they recommend it. :D

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Nintendonerd69 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:15 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Strangely enough I put a few hours into OOT yesterday for the first time in almost four years. Start up to Forest Temple.

Still a masterpiece.


I'm also upto the Forest Temple, I'm using a guide for this play through to pick up everything I've always missed so it's taking longer this time (even did the mask side quest!)


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