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Re: Retro gaming

Post by stvnorman » November 3rd, 2018, 7:48 am

They added a bit of Dr Mario to Tetris. If they’d made it Dr Mario Tetris it might be a bit more well known. I always thought it had a bit too much going on, which in part might have been down to the lack of colour.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » November 3rd, 2018, 8:23 am

Yeah, I find the shapes, sparkles and shades, on top of the fact it’s Dr Mario esc in its stacking - all too much for my little mind.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Michiel K » November 5th, 2018, 9:59 pm

That Belmont's Revenge is a real catch!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » November 5th, 2018, 10:12 pm

Michiel K wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 9:59 pm
That Belmont's Revenge is a real catch!
Mate, I was so excited when I saw it flicking through the loose carts !!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by duskvstweak » November 8th, 2018, 8:32 pm

I went to my first Retro Game Con last Saturday in Syracuse, NY! I met the voice of Mario (got some pictures and fun video with him!), bought myself a custom plush Moogle, but I failed at going full retro with my game purchases!

I got X-Men: Legends and Burnout 3: Takedown for the PS2, since I have no idea what I did with my original copies. I don't know if it was a good find or not, but I found a copy of the Gamecube version of Twilight Princess for $30. Everyone else in the place was charging $60 for it, so I don't know! Either way,I can finally play it (once I finally play Wind Waker)!

The con was fun, though. Would love to go to more, though the retro game market seems a bit nuts? Every one was pricing Mario Sunshine for $60 but no one was selling any copies! I kept thinking any amount of competitive pricing would have been nice to see. Then, they'd have money and I'd have a copy of nobody's favorite Mario game! Seems like a better deal than leaving with all the merchandise they came in with?

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by KSubzero1000 » November 8th, 2018, 8:36 pm

duskvstweak wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 8:32 pm
I found a copy of the Gamecube version of Twilight Princess for $30.
Not a bad deal, man! Have fun. :)

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Flabyo » November 9th, 2018, 7:48 am

Retro markets I’ve been to here in the UK are like that as well, they’re not good places to pick up rarities unless you’re willing to pay top dollar cause the sellers know the value of their stock. (Ask Suits about his quest to try and get someone to haggle with him on a copy of Fire Emblem for the Cube)

They’re generally good places to pick up more common fodder on the cheap though, especially hardware.

It isn’t like 10 years ago when most people selling off old stuff didn’t know the value of it, the internet now makes it really easy to know that, for example, you shouldn’t be letting Mega Turrican on the megadrive go for less than £100.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by KSubzero1000 » November 9th, 2018, 8:02 am

Flabyo wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 7:48 am
(Ask Suits about his quest to try and get someone to haggle with him on a copy of Fire Emblem for the Cube)
Hm... Well, that does sound vaguely familiar. :P

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » November 9th, 2018, 9:10 am

Yeah, the value in retro stuff now is extremely rare - I think.

For a hobby where discussion and a lot of it’s content is nestled nice in the internet (as per Flybo), it’s extremly easy to find what something is worth, add a fiver to it and think your in the right area.

I still enjoy conventions and generally use them now for mid/high value items, or very good condition games you love - where you can check the quality in your hand. Or for N64DD games.

Not that it’s all about value but if that’s a priority, bundles are where it’s at, I’ve been lucky a few times buying blind bundles - which has replaced the old Boot Sale buzz finds of years ago.

Another excellent place for value is FaceBook Marketplace (not sure what your equivalent is) where people just don’t seem to GAF, take pics and slap it up on there - you’ve just got to be quick.

Research is king and settle on a price in your mind about how much you want to pay for something, then stick to it.

I love it. Love it all.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » November 9th, 2018, 9:14 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 8:02 am
Hm... Well, that does sound vaguely familiar. :P
You’re still a legend for doing that.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by KSubzero1000 » November 9th, 2018, 11:30 am

Suits wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 9:14 am
You’re still a legend for doing that.
Aw, you're too kind. Curious to see what kind of surprises we're gonna see this year, in any case!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by DomsBeard » November 12th, 2018, 11:57 am

Had a great night out in Leeds Friday night at a Retro gaming event at the Belgravia Music Hall:

https://www.facebook.com/events/257505998280335/

They do it every 2 to 3 months and I played the following:

Virtua Cop 2 on Saturn with Gun which was brilliant

There was also a chipped Snes mini so played:

Sunset Riders
Turtles in time

They had a retro machine set up like an arcade machine but full of games from all 16 bit and 32 bit era plus some N64 and PS1 games. Thoroughly illegal no doubt but a great bit of kit. I played some Mario Kart 64 on it (Wario Stadium).

They also had a N64 set up with Goldeneye so me and my 2 friends played that as we used to do for far too long back in the day.

Highlight as always was the 32 man Street Fighter 2 Tournament. I lost in the final last time I went :( however I was determined to go one better this time.

This time we were playing Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo on a Mini PS2 which wasn't ideal but was a level playing field. Doing Shoryukens on a dualshock 2 is near impossible so my Ryu had to adapt.

I made it to the final again where I LOST AGAIN!. For the second tournament in a row I was taken down by the actual person running it who was not drinking and I got a lovely Super Mario key ring as a runner up prize. He was playing as DeeJay.

Great night out and would recommend.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Alex79uk » November 12th, 2018, 1:51 pm

Ha, I took part in a Super Street Fighter 2 mini tournament years back when I attended a memorabilia show in Birmingham. I breezed the first round where I was coincidentally drawn against the friend I'd gone along with, but got nailed hard in the quarter final!

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