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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » July 18th, 2019, 10:34 am

Flabyo wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 9:51 am
Probably going to go to the London retro game market again on Sunday, up near Russell Square.

If you see me, say hi :)
Ah, I was going mate - I’m not now.

I’m out on the razzle instead now, up Soho.

You looking for anything particular ??

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Flabyo » July 18th, 2019, 11:01 am

Not hugely, mainly seeing what takes my fancy. Probably grab some Master System things I’d like to play if I see them but I’m mainly going to have a nosy.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Alex79uk » July 20th, 2019, 7:50 pm

We're stopping at my partners parents house tonight, and I just spotted this little beauty. Why hello there! Checked the box, it's all there. Winner winner chicken dinner! Going to have to set it up and have a blast tomorrow!

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » July 20th, 2019, 8:42 pm

I wonder if there’s a TV in the house that’ll accept it 🤨.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Alex79uk » July 21st, 2019, 7:49 am

I'm gonna bring it home, fairly sure we have a little TV with old RF input, which is how it connects isn't it? I didn't look too closely last night before passing out about half nine :lol:

Unfortunately no CRT though.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » July 21st, 2019, 9:17 am

Alex79uk wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 7:49 am
I'm gonna bring it home, fairly sure we have a little TV with old RF input, which is how it connects isn't it? I didn't look too closely last night before passing out about half nine :lol:

Unfortunately no CRT though.
Yeah man, it’ll be a RF connection.

You do get some older digital panels though that still have that connection, so give them a spin to check anyway 👍🏽.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Flabyo » July 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm

I suspect no one was sure why I was laughing and taking a photo of this...

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by KSubzero1000 » July 21st, 2019, 2:10 pm

Forgive them, Leon, for they know not what they do.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Alex79uk » July 21st, 2019, 2:46 pm

Haha. I do love the MS1 design though, the totally pointless graphic on it makes it look like something off Star the Trek :lol:

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by ratsoalbion » July 21st, 2019, 2:56 pm

GAH

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » July 21st, 2019, 4:10 pm

Class. For two reasons.

How was it Glenn ??

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Alex79uk » July 21st, 2019, 4:31 pm

Hang on, I was laughing at the Alex 'The' Kid, until I just realised that's also wrong in the first place!! Hang On, Jungle Hunt (or something) and the snail maze game were built in to that one! :lol:

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » July 21st, 2019, 4:49 pm

Yeah, Alex The Kid in Miracle World was only built into the MS2 console.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Flabyo » July 21st, 2019, 5:44 pm

Suits wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 4:10 pm
Class. For two reasons.
How was it Glenn ??
Not as busy as the one in March was. Picked up the few Master System things I was after in the first ten minutes then just nosied around until it started getting too busy for me.

I did see a copy of Cannon Spike for the Dreamcast, something I’ve been half keeping an eye out for, but he wanted £200 for it and it’s not *that* good.

Started to see a few people selling WiiU games as well, it’s officially retro now.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » July 23rd, 2019, 11:30 am

For the first time in a long time I did a stock-take of my Saturn and Dreamcast collections the other day. Because they’re not all out on a shelf somewhere and the fact that both collections are relatively big at this point, I do lose track of what I have at times.

So for anyone interested in either system, below is what I’ve got currently for each. I’d really welcome recommendations for new additions, as I’m running out of steam with things I’d really like to pick up that aren’t crazy prices (damn you Deep Fear and Three Dirty Dwarves!)

Also would love to see other people's inventories for any system they care to share! :D

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Astal (NTSC-J)
Athlete Kings
Baku Baku Animal
Burning Rangers
Bust-A-Move 2
Christmas NiGHTS
Clockwork Knight (NTSC-J)
Clockwork Knight 2 (NTSC-J)
Cyberbots (NTSC-J)
Daytona USA: Circuit Edition (NTSC-J)
Dead or Alive (NTSC-J)
Discworld
Discworld 2: Missing Presumed
Dragon Force
Duke Nukem
Dynamite Deka (NTSC-J)
Enemy Zero
Exhumed
Fighters Megamix
Fighting Vipers (NTSC-J)
Last Bronx (NTSC-J)
Layer Section (NTSC-J)
Manx TT Superbike
Marvel Super Heroes
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter (NTSC-J)
NiGHTS Into Dreams
Panzer Dragoon (PAL & NTSC-J)
Panzer Dragoon Zwei (PAL & NTSC-J)
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Parodius Deluxe Pack (NTSC-J)
Quake
Saturn Bomberman (NTSC-J)
Sega Ages Vol.1
Sega Rally Championship
Shining Force 3
Shining The Holy Ark
Sonic Jam
Sonic R
Sonic 3D
Steep Slope Sliders
Street Fighter Collection incl. Super SF2, Super SF2 Turbo, SF Zero 2 Gold ((NTSC-J)
Tomb Raider
Vampire Hunter: Dark Stalkers Revenge (NTSC-J)
Vampire Saviour: The Lord Of Vampire (NTSC-J)
Virtua Fighter Remix (NTSC-J)
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtual On: Cyber Troopers
Waku Waku 7 (NTSC-J)
Winter Heat
X-Men vs Street Fighter (NTSC-J)
Sega Dreamcast Collection (all PAL):
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Bangai-O
Capcom vs SNK
Chu Chu Rocket
Crazy Taxi
Crazy Taxi 2
Daytona USA 2001
Dead or Alive 2
Dynamite Cop
Ecco The Dolphin
F355 Challenge
Grandia 2
Headhunter
Jet Set Radio
Marvel vs Capcom
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Metropolis Street Racer
The Nomad Soul
Outtrigger
Phantasy Star Online
Power Stone
Project Justice: Rival Schools 2
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Sega Rally 2
Shenmue
Shenmue 2
Skies of Arcadia
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure 2
Soul Calibur
Space Channel 5
Trick Style
Toy Commander
Virtua Fighter 3 TB
Zombie Revenge

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by duskvstweak » July 24th, 2019, 4:18 pm

Has anyone tried out the Arcade 1UP cabinets? They don't ever seem worth it today due to the game selection, but that new Marvel collection looks pretty nice.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Alex79uk » July 24th, 2019, 5:21 pm

They look nice but for me personally I don't think they're worth the money. If you have spare cash in abundance it would be great to have them all set up, but I think I'd rather build a MAME cab.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » July 25th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Mole Mania

So I've been playing a bit of Mole Mania on the GameBoy recently.

The cart I have is pretty battered but I love it all the same.

As far as GameBoy carts this can be one of the trickier ones to get hold of nowadays. Probably down to the fact that its a Miyamoto game and it increases its popularity. Released in 1996 ('97 over here) too, so pretty late run indeed !!

Whats handy is that its available on the 3DS eShop for a few quid, so is accessible to all, as it should be.


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Anyway, its a cool little screen puzzle game.

You are tasked with rescuing your family of wife Mole and baby moles, from a very Bluto looking nasty dude called Jinbe. Swine.

The game is a series of maze style puzzles, where you have to navigate from one end of teh maze to the exit.

Along the way are a series of obstacles, baddies and items.

The cool bit is that Muddy (you) can dive down into the soil and move about in a separate plain, to reemerge above ground, ideally circumnavigating the obstacles above and getting to the exit.

It's very satisfying and compelling to move about and try things out.

It's a perfect commute game, I can just bust it out and quickly do a few map before I need to exit the train. It also saves per screen, so there's no real progress lost issue.

Well worth a look if you want something a little less up-tempo, cute and satisfying puzzle game.


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Re: Retro gaming

Post by hazeredmist » July 31st, 2019, 6:57 am

Suits will be proud of me! Had a bit of fun modding my Nvidia Shield Portable, butchering a Xbox 360 pad to fix an issue with the buttons (common among Shields - the main buttons can get sticky or at worst fail to pop back up over time, particularly the A button.) For this I swapped out the button mat with the D-Pad mat from the 360 pad and the results are fantastic, it's SO much better, the buttons pop beautifully and feel great.

Action shot :D

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Always fun ripping things to bits, particularly when it goes well.

Now I can get back to some decent retro gaming on this thing, which remains the king of retro handhelds. The PSP let me down last week so the Shield is back with a vengeance. Last night I played a bit of Half Life 2 which I intend to give a decent go on this thing (still a fantastic game - played the first half hour or so - that atmosphere man!) and some Ristar, this week's challenge game.

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Re: Retro gaming

Post by Suits » July 31st, 2019, 7:36 am

I approve greatly 😎.

Nice mate. What happened with the original rubbers then, did they just perish and split ??

Rubbers are so important to how a controller feels and it’s often simple, if a little fiddly, to freshen them up.

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