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Title: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: zapiy on January 27, 2011, 17:46:54 PM
What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
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Post by: TL on February 15, 2012, 20:55:29 PM
I have been on a real 8-bit trip recently so was playing

Atari 2600

Pengo - Really great conversion of the Sega arcade game even with its annoying music.
Phoenix - Still one of my favourite shooters on the good old VCS, the boss battle is awesome.
Defender II - Exceptional conversion of the coin-op that improves so much on the original version.
Solaris - Now I remember why this is the best game on the machine, had me hooked for over an hour.
Atlantis - A brilliant alternative to Missile Command with some really beautiful graphics.
Millipede - Pure frentic shooting action at its best, this game offers a much better challenge than Centipede.

Atari 7800

Basketbrawl - Havn't played this game in years but I really should have as its a hell of a lot of fun!
Pacman Collection - Wonderful selection of different versions of both the original game and Ms. Pac too.
Klax - Might not be as good as the stunning Lynx version but its still fun to play this game on a big screen.
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Post by: TrekMD on February 15, 2012, 21:12:07 PM
Through 2600 emulation while traveling:

Pac-Man Arcade Enhanced
Ms. Pac-Man Multi Color
Berzerk Arcade VE
Acid Drop
Defender Arcade

All fun hacks/homebrews!
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Post by: TL on February 15, 2012, 21:15:43 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Through 2600 emulation while traveling:

Pac-Man Arcade Enhanced
Ms. Pac-Man Multi Color
Berzerk Arcade VE
Acid Drop
Defender Arcade

All fun hacks/homebrews!

Good choices!

I love Acid Drop, great Solumns clone. I have it CIB, I think it was one of the very last games to come out for the 2600 and only released in Europe.
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Post by: zapiy on February 15, 2012, 21:44:40 PM
Bit of Pacman, cant get enough of that.

Atari Lynx Xenophobia and California Games

Hope to find my other games soon lol
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Post by: TL on February 15, 2012, 22:10:48 PM
Xenophobia? You being racist again? What have I told you . . . .

 :P
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Post by: TrekMD on February 15, 2012, 23:09:31 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Xenophobia? You being racist again? What have I told you . . . .

 :P

I sure hope he meant Xenophobe!  Although, the main character of the game probably has xenophobia!  LOL
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Post by: Minerals on February 16, 2012, 21:10:09 PM
Ultimate Qix on Megadrive
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Post by: TL on February 16, 2012, 21:32:00 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Ultimate Qix on Megadrive

Great choice! Have I got you hooked on it now?  ;D
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on February 18, 2012, 19:16:52 PM
I played my new Saturn imports for a while this afternoon:

Space Invaders
Fatal Fury: Real Bout Special
Hat-Trick Hero S
Dead Or Alive
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Post by: arcadefreak on February 23, 2012, 23:16:02 PM
SimAnt on the SNES, so simple, so addicting.
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Post by: TL on February 24, 2012, 00:16:35 AM
Just been playing on the Saturn again:

Hat Trick Hero
Worms
Sega Rally
Tetris
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Post by: Minerals on February 29, 2012, 16:08:36 PM
Been playing on my Dreamcast today:

Fire Pro Wrestling D
Worms Armageddon
Sonic Adventure 2
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on February 29, 2012, 16:09:21 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Been playing on my Dreamcast today:

Fire Pro Wrestling D
Worms Armageddon
Sonic Adventure 2

What's Fire Pro like???
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Post by: Minerals on February 29, 2012, 22:52:10 PM
Freaking awesome, good roster and easy to play, once i downloaded the 48 page english instructions  :P
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Post by: TL on February 29, 2012, 22:53:38 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Freaking awesome, good roster and easy to play, once i downloaded the 48 page english instructions  :P

Will never understand why they didn't release the Fire Pro games outside of Japan.
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Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 01, 2012, 18:01:12 PM
not quite proper retro, but I've been playing Gridrunner by Jeff Minter on my phone. 
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Post by: Meurglys68 on March 03, 2012, 17:34:26 PM
Spawn of Evil from dk Tronics (ZX Spectrum - emulated).  I love the way that you trail across space hunting down aliens.  There is very little sound which adds to the atmosphere.  The aim is to kill the aliens in their early stages of development before they develop into green blobs that can spit fire (or something) at you.  Great game.

Oh, I have also been playing Brian Bloodaxe (Speccy as well) which is easily one of my favourite platform games.
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Post by: DEADDOLL666 on March 03, 2012, 17:43:30 PM
Not super retro but i've been playing Final fantasy 7 :)
Also sonic 2 alot lately
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Post by: Minerals on March 04, 2012, 15:08:53 PM
Played a lot of HAT TRICK HERO S on the Saturn yesterday, what an infuriating and addictive game that is!  :-
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Post by: TL on March 04, 2012, 15:14:23 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Played a lot of HAT TRICK HERO S on the Saturn yesterday, what an infuriating and addictive game that is!  ;D

I got to play a few Dreamcast games yesterday:

Fire Pro Wrestling
Worms Armageddon
Virtua Tennis 2


And then some Saturn games:

Hat Trick Hero S
Space Invaders
Fatal Fury Real Bout Special


Oh and earlier in the day I played these games on the Jaguar CD:

Surrounded!
HMS Raptor
Downfall
Slam Racer
Jagmania
Shoot 'Em Up
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on March 09, 2012, 20:52:44 PM
I played some Saturn games today:

World Heroes Perfect
Worms
Galaxy Force II
Parodius
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Minerals on March 09, 2012, 21:04:39 PM
Quote from: "CeefaxOfDelphi"

not quite proper retro, but I've been playing Gridrunner by Jeff Minter on my phone.

Just downloaded Gridrunner and its freakin awesome. Best Minter iPhone game so far 8)
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Post by: Minerals on March 09, 2012, 21:05:34 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I played some Saturn games today:

World Heroes Perfect
Worms
Galaxy Force II
Parodius


Whats World Heroes Perfect like bro? Can you play death matches?
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Post by: TL on March 09, 2012, 21:36:13 PM
I didn't check actually, it has loads of different gameplay options. I will stick on again tomorrow and get back to you on that. It is very good though, although pretty hard. It has loads of characters and some really cool interactive backdrops.

Galaxy Force II is bloody amazing, already one of my favourite Saturn games.
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Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on March 12, 2012, 17:59:27 PM
marathon & durandal are shonky tosh on IOS. Assume there better on Mac with a mouse?

Mac gaming is really a big mystery to me, but my mate
is a fan.
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Post by: TL on March 25, 2012, 19:49:54 PM
I fired up my Turbografx today and had this nice little pile of games I was going to play on it and then spent around an hour just playing Blazing Lazers  :'(
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Post by: TL on April 08, 2012, 23:41:29 PM
I played my TurboGrafx all afternoon:

Super Spike Volleyball
Blazing Lazers
Takin' It To The Hoop
TV Sports Basketball
Psychosis
Jack Nicklaus' Turbo Golf
Alien Crush
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Post by: MondoWray on April 09, 2012, 15:29:52 PM
Just had a blast over the Easter break playing Soul Blazer on the Snes. Really satisfying game. Next up Illusion of Time, followed by Terranigma.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 11, 2012, 16:53:31 PM
Played a lot of Saturn Bomberman last night, which was ace...as always. Also played Speedball 2 on the Amiga for the first time, which made my arm ache a bit. Good game though.
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Post by: Console Compulsive on April 11, 2012, 21:36:38 PM
Jet set willy (iphone emulator)
Ghostbusters - Megadrive
Golden axe - Megadrive
Gaintlet IV - Megadrive
Footballer of the year - Spectrum
Cookie - Spectrum
Finders keepers - Spectrum
Barbarian - Atari ST
Frontier: Elite II - Atari ST
BSS Jayne Seymour - Atari ST
Zombi - Atari ST
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Post by: Vyothric on April 14, 2012, 14:28:14 PM
With the guys on the retro gamer shoot em up league voting for such a horrendous game, I decided to try and pick up where I left off on Silent Hill 1 which I stopped playing a few weeks ago due to boredom.

Didn't last long as I found out I needed some red liquid and couldn't go back for it. So, I started Toejam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron again after having lost my password.
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Post by: MondoWray on April 14, 2012, 15:33:54 PM
Finished Soul Blazer last night, which was a real treat to play.I have been playing Illusion of Time today with intervals of reading Marvel Masterworks The Avangers (4). Like a proper grown-up!
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Post by: zapiy on April 14, 2012, 16:00:57 PM
Had a bash on Speedball on the megadrive today.. love it.
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Post by: Console Compulsive on April 15, 2012, 11:43:38 AM
Speedball 2 is an incredible game on the megadrive. I also have a copy of speedball 2100 on the PS1 which is pretty much a clone of the original but for some reason not as good as the megadrive verion.
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Post by: TL on April 15, 2012, 22:21:21 PM
Played the following games on my TurboGrafx today:

Crater Maze
Galaga '90
Space Harrier
Side Arms

And a few on the 2600:

Ghostbusters
Yars Revenge
Pole Position
Centipede
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Post by: Minerals on April 19, 2012, 19:42:48 PM
Just been playing a bit of UEFA Striker on the Dreamcast, dodgy physics and awful commentary but pretty good fun none the less, final score after extra time:
Barcelona 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Kluivert                   Joachim
Guardiola                   Dublin
Figo
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Post by: TL on April 19, 2012, 19:54:49 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Just been playing a bit of UEFA Striker on the Dreamcast, dodgy physics and awful commentary but pretty good fun none the less, final score after extra time:
Barcelona 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Kluivert                   Joachim
Guardiola                   Dublin
Figo

Julian Joachim  :D
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Post by: Vyothric on April 22, 2012, 15:33:45 PM
Played some Ecco the Dolphin & Castlevania: Bloodlines which didn't go too well.

Played Turok 3, which was alright but has a few problems and I started Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.
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Post by: dubchaser on April 22, 2012, 20:13:24 PM
Today I played:
Sonic CD  :o
Painter (Cart) on Atari Jaguar  ???
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Post by: Console Compulsive on April 22, 2012, 20:23:46 PM
Funnily enough, I was playing Shadows of the Empire today too on N64 as well as Lylat Wars, Bomberman 2 on the snes and Fantasy Zone on the Master System.
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Post by: TL on May 03, 2012, 19:30:06 PM
I decieded to fire up the good old Mega Drive today and played the following:

Lemmings
Splatterhouse 2
Marble Madness
Alien 3
Smash T.V.
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Post by: colets90 on May 04, 2012, 07:26:43 AM
Just downloaded from the Nintendo e-shop the good old Super Mario Land 2: 6 golden coins. A gameboy classic that I always loved... I ll finish it in no time :D
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Post by: TL on May 07, 2012, 22:22:21 PM
I played so many games this weekend I can't remember half of them but the highlights were:

Streetfighter X Tekken - PS3
Parasol Stars - TurboGrafx
Buzzsaw+ - Spectrum 128k
Image Fight - TurboGrafx
Fantasy Zone - Master System
Double Dragon II - NES
Detana Twinbee - TurboGrafx
Knights Of The Round - MAME
Bareknuckle 3 - Megadrive
Air Zonk - TurboGrafx
Moonwalker - MAME
Rockband - Xbox 360
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Post by: Vyothric on May 09, 2012, 12:04:06 PM
I re-played Hellbender, Keen Dreams and the original Duke Nukem games on the PC. Played a bit of Fury of the Furries and Heimdall on the Amiga. And played some multiplayer Bomberman last night at 8 bit lounge, as usual.
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Post by: Vyothric on May 10, 2012, 18:45:25 PM
Crystal Caves on the PC.
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Post by: Minerals on May 10, 2012, 20:06:28 PM
Been playing Tony Hawks Underground on the Xbox this evening, im sure i used to find this game a lot harder 8 years ago....
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Post by: Console Compulsive on May 10, 2012, 21:44:43 PM
Been playing around with DOSbox today so its been retro pc goodness all round.

Moonstone: a Hard Days Knight
Veil of Darkness
Might and Magic: World of Xeen
Civilization
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Post by: TL on May 15, 2012, 18:29:57 PM
Quote from: "Console Compulsive"
Been playing around with DOSbox today so its been retro pc goodness all round.

Yeah me to thanks to that abandonware site!!!!

Volfied
Extreme Pinball
Railroad Tycoon
Sim City
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Post by: Vyothric on May 15, 2012, 21:03:52 PM
I've been playing Tyrian on the PC, which is ace. (free on gog.com by the way)

Also, Rick Dangerous 2 on the Amiga. I had this on the PC back in the day and was useless at it. I've actually completed a level on it now though.
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Post by: TL on May 16, 2012, 22:33:56 PM
I was working on my ST article today so needed to play a bunch of ST games for research purposes:

Chopper X
Andes Attack
Skulldiggery
Turbo GT
Pengy
Asteroids Deluxe
Alien Thing
Super STario Land
Sub Station
Altair
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Post by: tomwaits on May 17, 2012, 16:36:40 PM
I haven't played the ST in a long time. I've got a cable to connect it to my 29" RGB monitor... might hook it up this weekend and play some Llamatron, Oids, and Time Bandit. :)
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Post by: Vyothric on May 22, 2012, 19:59:11 PM
Played Decap Attack on the Mega Drive yesterday but didn't complete it. Might have another go today.
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Post by: TL on May 22, 2012, 20:44:27 PM
Today I played on my Saturn:

Bubble Symphony
Blazing Tornado
Sega Rally
Daytona USA
Worms
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Post by: Minerals on May 24, 2012, 21:07:59 PM
Played some of my recent DC purchases today:

WWF Raw
WWF Royal Rumble
Metropolis Street Racer
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Post by: zapiy on May 25, 2012, 17:49:11 PM
Played some Horace goes Skiing on a mates speccy. What memories that brought back. Unreal. Makes me want to dig mine out. 
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Post by: TL on May 25, 2012, 18:18:34 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Played some Horace goes Skiing on a mates speccy. What memories that brought back. Unreal. Makes me want to dig mine out.

One of the first Speccy games I ever played, absolute classic!
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Post by: TL on May 27, 2012, 17:50:54 PM
Played some Saturn games yesterday:

1942
Blazing Tornado
Bubble Symphony
1943
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Post by: Console Compulsive on May 29, 2012, 19:28:27 PM
Been having some Gamecube time over the last couple of days.

Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask
Super Monkeyball 2
Mariokart Double Dash
Crash Bandicoot : The Wrath of Cortex
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Post by: Vyothric on May 30, 2012, 21:45:44 PM
Completed Captain Comic on the PC the other day, which is a game I never thought I'd finish. Turns out it's actually pretty easy and really short but it seemed impossible when I was younger.
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Post by: TL on May 30, 2012, 22:26:19 PM
Played a load of 2600 games today for no other reason than I was testing a console I had fixed for somebody.

Centipede
Ghostbusters
Circus Atari
Pacman
Pole Position
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Post by: TrekMD on June 05, 2012, 20:14:18 PM
I've been playing a ton of Vectrex games as I'm writing reviews for them.  Some of the games I played today:
- Spike
- Spike Hoppin'
- Spike's Water Balloons
- Space Wars
- Star Trek
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Post by: TL on June 05, 2012, 20:20:26 PM
I played some new TurboGrafx games yesterday and some that I still need to review:

Bonk's Adventure
Dungeon Explorer
Davis Cup Tennis
Cybercore
Deep Blue
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Post by: AmigaJay on June 05, 2012, 21:16:45 PM
You cant beat a good Bonk! Well I prefer BC Kid!
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Post by: Minerals on June 09, 2012, 15:26:21 PM
Been playing Dino Crisis on the DC for the last few hours, classic Survival Horror and proper cheesy dialogue  8)
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Post by: TL on June 09, 2012, 16:18:08 PM
Played a bunch of Lynx games yesterday:

Megapak 1
Chip's Challenge
S.I.M.I.S
Marlboro Go!
Gates Of Zendocon
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Post by: Vyothric on June 10, 2012, 12:31:34 PM
Just finished Ultima VII: The Black Gate.

I was quite determined to finish it to see what's so great about it. There are some good things, but also quite a lot of bad - I didn't like the inventory, the jerky movement, constantly having to feed everyone, people not having names above their head other than "shopkeeper" or something and constantly moving around so you can't click on them (if you can find them at all), the map not being annotated.......

It's not a bad game, but with so many things that could have been improved I'm not sure why it's so highly rated.
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Post by: DEADDOLL666 on June 11, 2012, 07:43:34 AM
I've been on
Road rash 3
Chuck rock
Golden axe
And got really addicted to shadow dancer again lol
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Post by: Console Compulsive on June 11, 2012, 10:52:54 AM
Been having a crack at Dungeonsiege II
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Post by: zapiy on June 11, 2012, 19:38:19 PM
Played some speccy games. Kane is simply awesome still.
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Post by: Minerals on June 11, 2012, 19:48:26 PM
been playing Cannon Spike on the DC
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Post by: tomwaits on June 12, 2012, 03:19:48 AM
Been playing Metal Slug 5 on the Neo Geo MVS... it's usually bashed as the worst Metal Slug, but it's still a really fun game. I'd rather play a 'bad' Metal Slug than the best Call of Duty. :D
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Post by: Vyothric on June 13, 2012, 11:17:23 AM
Had some 4 player matches on Power Stone 2 on the DC last night. First time I've played it. It was ace.

Also played some Mario Kart & Wipeout on the N64 and Elite on the Acorn Electron.
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Post by: zapiy on June 13, 2012, 15:34:10 PM
That's a great game. Wish I could find my version.
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Post by: Vyothric on June 14, 2012, 21:00:05 PM
Played Robocop on the Spectrum today.

I'm pretty useless at it, but that music....  :P
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Post by: TL on June 17, 2012, 00:10:32 AM
I played a few Atari 2600 games while I was testing out consoles and controllers:

Dig Dug
Centipede
Warlords
Breakout
Ghostbusters
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Post by: MondoWray on June 17, 2012, 17:35:08 PM
Had a great weekend playing Final Fantasy 5. The SNES really was home to some stunning RPGs.
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Post by: TL on June 24, 2012, 15:56:15 PM
Played a few games on the Jaguar CD:

Varuna's Forces
Caves Of Fear
American Hero
Native
Soulstar
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Post by: TL on July 02, 2012, 20:46:55 PM
Played on the Saturn today;

Worms
Space Invaders
Fatal Fury Special
Sega Rally
Galaxy Force II
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Post by: TL on July 03, 2012, 17:36:20 PM
Feeling ultra rough today and between going to the toilet and trying to get writing done I have been lying on the sofa remembering how bloody great the Lynx is!

I played:

Xenophobe
Qix
Robotron 2084
Ms. Pacman
Joust
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Post by: zapiy on July 03, 2012, 18:47:06 PM
Not played anything for a week or so. Time has been limited. Just had a bash on crazy taxi on the DC. Love that game.
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Post by: Minerals on July 03, 2012, 21:33:56 PM
Played a bit of Gauntlet Legends on the DC yesterday, until it crashed  :-
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Post by: TL on July 05, 2012, 17:24:44 PM
Played some more Lynx games last night:

Robotron 2084
Road Blasters
Megapak 1
Super Skweek
T-Tris
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Post by: TrekMD on July 05, 2012, 17:35:56 PM
Here is what I've been playing on the Vectrex...
- Sundance
- VecSports Boxing
- Thrust
- Protector/YASI
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Post by: TrekMD on July 10, 2012, 03:02:10 AM
Had some fun today:
- Vector Pilot
- Vectris
- Vectrexians
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Post by: TL on July 11, 2012, 22:51:17 PM
Played some Lynx games today and yesterday:

Gordo 106
Paperboy
Block Out
Double Dragon
Robotron 2084
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Post by: Vyothric on July 11, 2012, 23:27:20 PM
My most recently played games are...

Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle (http://http) (PC)
Ultima VIII: (http://http) Pagan (http://http) (PC)
Afterburner 3 (http://http) (Mega CD)
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Post by: dcultrapro on July 12, 2012, 09:04:00 AM
I played the following lately:

Galaxy Force 2 (Saturn)
EGG (Dreamcast)
Dragon Ball Z Legend (Saturn)


I was pretty disappointed with the Dragon Ball Z Legend game as I thought it would come with an English language option, being an eu game, but its all in French or Spanish with no option to change and the graphics are a bit cack tbh, even for Saturn, though it could be that I'm having trouble finding redeeming qualities as I don't understand how to play or what to actually do lol

no more new games coming for me, I'm done buying anything except stuff I need so its back to playing games I've had for a while, I might do some retro vids of 8/16 bit sega games soon, tho it is tricky to set up :(
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Post by: TL on July 12, 2012, 13:10:16 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
I was pretty disappointed with the Dragon Ball Z Legend game as I thought it would come with an English language option, being an eu game, but its all in French or Spanish with no option to change and the graphics are a bit cack tbh, even for Saturn, though it could be that I'm having trouble finding redeeming qualities as I don't understand how to play or what to actually do lol
no more new games coming for me, I'm done buying anything except stuff I need so its back to playing games I've had for a while, I might do some retro vids of 8/16 bit sega games soon, tho it is tricky to set up 8)
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Post by: dcultrapro on July 12, 2012, 13:34:04 PM
cool I'd be ok with that, and you and Zapiy can always have a look at my list of games I already own for older systems and suggest some vids?
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Post by: Vyothric on July 12, 2012, 23:15:11 PM
Today I played (and failed) Android Assault (Mega CD).

Might have another go tomorrow. Stage 7 is really hard though.
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Post by: TL on July 15, 2012, 13:29:35 PM
Over the last few days:

Saturn

Panzer Dragoon
Worms
Galaxy Force II

Lynx

Xenophobe
Shanghai
A.P.B.
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Post by: Vyothric on July 15, 2012, 14:42:51 PM
Started playing Wing Commander on the PC for the first time.
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Post by: Vyothric on July 15, 2012, 18:01:35 PM
Took a break from Wing Commander to go back and complete....

Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm (http://http) (Mega CD)
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Post by: TL on July 15, 2012, 18:23:26 PM
Just had a nice afternoon with my Saturn:

Crimewave
Virtua Racing
Sega Rally
Sonic R
Worms
Daytona USA
Panzer Dragoon Zwei

I got the furthest I ever have in PD2 (last level) and what I assume is the final boss kept kicking my arse big time, I have a save though so I can come back to it  8)

Everytime I play that game I forget just how stunning it is, the water in the underground cave level is nothing short of breathtaking.
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Post by: MondoWray on July 19, 2012, 12:18:40 PM
Completed Gradius 3 last night night. For the first time!
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Post by: TL on July 19, 2012, 13:47:58 PM
Played a few more Saturn games yesterday:

Z
Worms
Sega Rally
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Post by: Vyothric on July 21, 2012, 17:06:58 PM
Completed Wing Commander (http://http) (PC) - Had to do the last mission twice because getting a screenshot from this game doesn't work.
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Post by: Console Compulsive on July 21, 2012, 17:53:09 PM
Just been playing the Monster world trilogy on Xbox live.
Not a bad conversion at all although the sound quality is lacking a little.
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Post by: zapiy on July 22, 2012, 10:09:04 AM
Played some Jet Set Radio and Hydro Thunder.
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Post by: Vyothric on July 23, 2012, 22:22:41 PM
Completed Super Mario Bros. (http://http) (SNES). Got to 8-3 on the Lost Levels too.
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Post by: Vyothric on July 24, 2012, 20:08:04 PM
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (http://http) (SNES) - "Now try a more difficult quest" Try a more difficult quest?   :o
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Post by: zapiy on July 24, 2012, 20:15:49 PM
Classic ;)
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Post by: dcultrapro on July 25, 2012, 09:26:09 AM
just to give you a little hint as to my next videos, I played the following games last night on my newly arranged capture solution in my room

Spider-man and Venom Maximum Carnage
Zillion 2 the Triformation
Metal Head
Soul Star Mega CD

my ONLY issue at the moment is my Master System, I managed to clean up the picture but when recording it flashes white every 10 seconds or so, its not all that noticeable, I'm gonna try and capture it via the RF in on my DVD/VHS drive and see if that improves it
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Post by: TL on July 25, 2012, 11:59:48 AM
Those are all great games, look forward to the videos
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Post by: dcultrapro on July 25, 2012, 12:06:20 PM
yeah, I'm gonna play Hoverstrike CD tonight and I might even give Baldies and Mutant Penguins ago seeing as both have sat untouched since purchase lol

I also REALLY wanna play more Battlecorps on Mega CD, that game is the nuts!!
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Post by: Shadowrunner on July 25, 2012, 17:12:40 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
yeah, I'm gonna play Hoverstrike CD tonight and I might even give Baldies and Mutant Penguins ago seeing as both have sat untouched since purchase lol

I also REALLY wanna play more Battlecorps on Mega CD, that game is the nuts!!

I remember playing Battlecorps years ago. Fun game but hard, I could never get past the second level I think. Maybe I just sucked at it.  lol
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Post by: TL on July 26, 2012, 17:35:00 PM
Played lots of games today:

PC Engine

F1 Circus
Ninja Spirit
Cratermaze
Volfiied
Aero Blasters
Blazing Lazers
R-Type
Dungeon Explorer
Final Match Tennis
Skweek
Battle Lode Runner

Sega Saturn

PuLiRuLA: Arcade Gears
Dungeons & Dragons
Worms
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Post by: Shadowrunner on July 26, 2012, 22:54:49 PM
Downloaded some gameboy games on my 3DS today if that counts.
Played Catrap, Mole Mania, and Tumble Pop. Fun little games.
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Post by: TrekMD on July 27, 2012, 04:18:04 AM
Well, most recently I played Donkey Kong Arcade and D2K for the Intellivision!  Wow!  Quite impressive!
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Post by: TL on July 30, 2012, 16:07:25 PM
I played lots of games over the weekend as I was at a show but yesterday I got more Saturn love in:

Panzer Dragoon
Dungeons & Dragons
PuLiRuLa
Crime Wave
Virtua Cop 2
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Post by: dcultrapro on July 31, 2012, 11:04:24 AM
very nice! I miss having an older fat tv as the light guns just don't seem to work on them anymore! I miss playing Die Hard 2 on the Saturn Trilogy, that was fantastic with the light gun :(


Played more Zillion 2 last night and I got onto some much later levels, I had forgotten how rock hard the second section where you ride the bike actually is, REALLY out of practice lol, might upload some more footage of it soon
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Post by: Vyothric on July 31, 2012, 11:50:08 AM
Completed Super Mario Bros. 2 (http://http) (SNES) a few days ago.

Been considering dusting off my Gamecube to play Super Mario Sunshine, which I didn't get along with too well the first time round and never completed.

Played a bit of Super Star Wars last night - didn't get very far.
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Post by: Vyothric on August 01, 2012, 01:13:35 AM
Went back and completed Super Star Wars (http://http) (SNES). It's a pretty good game, but when I bought it about a year and a half ago, I got to about the 2nd level and gave up. Need the patience to be with you for this one  :P
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Post by: zapiy on August 01, 2012, 09:53:20 AM
Played some Sensible Soccer and Speedball last night. I forgot how hard it was to score on SS. I mastered it when I was younger lol. Reactions not the same lol.
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Post by: TrekMD on August 01, 2012, 13:47:23 PM
Played Donkey Kong Pokey for the 7800 last night.  The new sounds definitely make a difference.  :)
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Post by: Vyothric on August 02, 2012, 02:57:05 AM
After completing Super Star Wars it seemed like a good idea to try Super Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi.

Couldn't do either of them though and the slowdown on Empire Strikes Back is ridiculous.
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Post by: TL on August 09, 2012, 13:44:38 PM
More Saturn gaming:

Worms
Nights
Space Invaders
Fighting Vipers
Tetris Plus
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Post by: MondoWray on August 11, 2012, 12:49:26 PM
Had a great session on Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo last night, my girlfriend actually won a few games though. Will have to put some secret practice in.
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Post by: Console Compulsive on August 11, 2012, 22:27:00 PM
Post beer festival gaming ay today.

Stated off on the PC with:

Fallout (1)

Then onto the Megadrive for:

Warlock
2 crude dudes
Wani wani world
Balljack
Wardner
Warsong


Finally I broke the Speccy out to play:

Splat!
Oracles cave
Trans Am
Super Mutt
Chequered Flag
Jasper
Retarded creatures & caverns
Just Imagine
Eddie Kidd jump challenge


Quite a well rounded day of gaming :)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 12, 2012, 06:09:24 AM
Played some Nam 75 and Magical Drop 2  on my Neo Geo CD.  Good fun  :)
Also came to the conclusion that someone needs to redo Nam 75 with dual stick controls.
Sorry to the purists.  Lol
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Post by: TL on August 12, 2012, 18:14:24 PM
Been playing on my Lynx over the weekend:

Robo Squash
Battlezone 2000
Raiden
Malibu Bikini Volleyball
Fat Bobby
Remnant
Alpine Games
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Post by: Vyothric on August 15, 2012, 00:56:37 AM
Second Tuesday of the month = 8 bit lounge. So I played quite a lot today.

Chuckie Egg, Daley Thompson's Decathlon, Jetpac, Kwik Snax on the Spectrum.

4 player Mega Bomberman, Streets of Rage 2, Micro Machines, Moonwalker (for some reason) on the Mega Drive.

Probably some others but it went by so quickly it's a bit of a blur right now.
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Post by: TL on August 15, 2012, 13:34:47 PM
Played more Lynx games recently:

Super Asteroids
Missile Command
Yastuna 1
Yastuna 2
Battle Wheels
Cyber Virus
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Post by: TL on August 24, 2012, 16:47:59 PM
Blackout! - Atari Jaguar CD
World Heroes - Sega Saturn
Worms - Sega Saturn
F1 Circus - Sega Megadrive
FIFA Soccer '98 - Sega Saturn
Centipede - Atari 2600
Warlords - Atari 2600
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Post by: TrekMD on August 24, 2012, 18:02:42 PM
The following Intellivision games:

Donkey Kong Arcade (D1K)
D2K Arcade
Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man
Burger Time
Pitfall
Stampede
Frogger
Lock'N'Chase
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Post by: Vyothric on August 25, 2012, 20:15:19 PM
Completed Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Vyothric on August 26, 2012, 00:35:48 AM
Played Atomic Runner on the MD. Couldn't beat the last boss  :-X
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Post by: onthinice on August 26, 2012, 05:18:28 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Completed Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow (http://http) (SNES)

Any hints I have tried to play this through but I must not have your patience.

Very cool!!
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Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2012, 05:20:46 AM
Just played Spina the Bee and King of the Mountain for Intellivision this evening.  Guess what's going to be on the reviews.  ;)
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Post by: onthinice on August 26, 2012, 05:25:13 AM
I hope all A's or are you grading on a scale of 1 to 10? ;D
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Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2012, 05:27:12 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
I hope all A's or are you grading on a scale of 1 to 10? ;D

Scale of 1 to 10...want to be consistent with how the other reviews are done on the site.  If you look at the detailed review of Berzerk for the 2600 you'll get a better idea of what the scoring means.
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Post by: onthinice on August 26, 2012, 05:34:41 AM
I have checked the Lynx reviews and forgot the scale used. So my hope is Spina the Bee and King of the Mountain are good reviews.
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Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2012, 05:41:21 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
I have checked the Lynx reviews and forgot the scale used. So my hope is Spina the Bee and King of the Mountain are good reviews.

I'm not spoiling it!   ;D
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Post by: onthinice on August 26, 2012, 05:48:39 AM
Well at least your Vectrex reviews will hold me for now!
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Post by: Vyothric on August 26, 2012, 12:55:57 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Completed Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow (http://http) (SNES)

Any hints I have tried to play this through but I must not have your patience.

Very cool!!

Are you stuck somewhere?
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Post by: onthinice on August 26, 2012, 20:05:25 PM
I was for a bit then early this morning then I gave it another try. My whole problem is I expected the game to be closer to Sega's QuackShot.
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Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 00:09:27 AM
My brother was over this weekend and we played loads of games, he pretty much played half of the games catalogue for the 7800!!!

I played a load of 2600 games including:

Skiing
Solaris
Pengo
Phoenix
Atlantis
Asterix
Obelix
H.E.R.O
Tapper
Warlords

My bro also spent about 20 minutes trying to get a strike on 2600 Bowling  :D
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Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 18:22:13 PM
Very good selection of games. How is pengo for the 2600?
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Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 18:50:35 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Very good selection of games. How is pengo for the 2600?

Really good, I have done a review in the reviews section if you go look  ;D
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Post by: TrekMD on August 28, 2012, 18:51:24 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Very good selection of games. How is pengo for the 2600?

Really good, I have done a review in the reviews section if you go look  :)
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Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 18:53:42 PM
It is a very nice looking 2600 game. Nice review Laird!
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Post by: Vyothric on August 31, 2012, 23:29:52 PM
Finally completed a Shinobi game!  :P

Shadow Dancer (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 01, 2012, 02:31:01 AM
I just finished Space Harrier!




With unlimited continues  :P 
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Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2012, 02:32:13 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I just finished Space Harrier!




With unlimited continues  ;D :P
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 01, 2012, 02:54:10 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I just finished Space Harrier!




With unlimited continues  ;D :P

LOL  You try finishing it without cheating, it gets really hard!
With the exception of the bosses, they are so much easier then the rest of the game!  Very odd.
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Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2012, 02:56:01 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I just finished Space Harrier!




With unlimited continues  ;D :P

LOL  You try finishing it without cheating, it gets really hard!
With the exception of the bosses, they are so much easier then the rest of the game!  Very odd.

Sounds like Batman Returns on the Lynx.  It is nearly impossible to finish unless you  have invincibility. 
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 01, 2012, 03:38:11 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I just finished Space Harrier!




With unlimited continues  ;D ;)
One of these days I'm gonna have to get one I guess.
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Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2012, 04:03:43 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I've never played that game. Shhh Don't tell Laird,  I don't own a Lynx.  ;)
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Post by: TL on September 01, 2012, 10:08:30 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I've never played that game. Shhh Don't tell Laird,  I don't own a Lynx.  ;)

I am disappoint  :'(

What Trek said ^
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Post by: zapiy on September 01, 2012, 11:16:15 AM
With all the Shadow Dancer Talk I have been on a bit of that, Altered Beast, Super Hang On. 
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Post by: onthinice on September 01, 2012, 19:19:30 PM
Two of my favorite Sega games Altered Beast and Super Hang On.

I am trying to play on my PSP if I can keep the battery charged. Funny the DS can sit for months and has a good charge. Leave the PSP alone for a week and it is low on power.
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Post by: TL on September 03, 2012, 16:38:14 PM
Played a few Saturn games yesterday:

Worms
F1 Challenge
Crimewave
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Post by: onthinice on September 04, 2012, 15:52:13 PM
Always had questions about Crimewave. I enjoyed the movie.
Read the review and it looks like a good game. To bad the game is not based on the movie.
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Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2012, 16:16:04 PM
Diner for Intellivision!  Great sequel to Burger Time! 
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Post by: onthinice on September 04, 2012, 17:39:18 PM
Does that mean a review is coming?
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Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2012, 18:26:06 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Does that mean a review is coming?

Ahem, it might.  :D
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Post by: onthinice on September 04, 2012, 18:31:30 PM
:) :)
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Post by: Vyothric on September 07, 2012, 17:53:48 PM
Had a quick go of Snapper on the BBC Master which I remember playing on the Electron back in the day.

Can you guess which score is mine?

(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/Snapper.jpg)
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Post by: onthinice on September 07, 2012, 19:05:57 PM
Good job! I am not familar with the game. So I will have to do a search.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 07, 2012, 19:48:26 PM
It's actually a rubbish score. The joysticks I have are really bad.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 09, 2012, 03:27:14 AM
Played some Golden Axe 3 and Shinobi 3 today.
Maybe I'll play some Streets Of Rage 3 just to round it out. LOL
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Post by: Vyothric on September 09, 2012, 12:49:04 PM
I played Shinobi 3 last night too. Got beaten by the stupid awkward/broken double-jumping again, like in Revenge of Shinobi. On stage 6 you have to keep jumping up these falling rocks.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 09, 2012, 23:34:34 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
I played Shinobi 3 last night too. Got beaten by the stupid awkward/broken double-jumping again, like in Revenge of Shinobi. On stage 6 you have to keep jumping up these falling rocks.

Yeah I agree with you there, the double jump sucks in Shinobi 3.
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Post by: TL on September 09, 2012, 23:38:07 PM
I spent the whole afternoon playing Theme Park

First the Saturn version until I realised how much better the Jaguar version is and changed over to that!
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Post by: TrekMD on September 10, 2012, 00:17:24 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I spent the whole afternoon playing Theme Park

First the Saturn version until I realised how much better the Jaguar version is and changed over to that!

I didn't realize that title had been released for other consoles.  I thought it was a Jaguar game only.
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Post by: TL on September 10, 2012, 01:01:07 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "The Laird"
I spent the whole afternoon playing Theme Park

First the Saturn version until I realised how much better the Jaguar version is and changed over to that!

I didn't realize that title had been released for other consoles.  I thought it was a Jaguar game only.

It was originally a PC game and then converted to lots of other systems. I personally think the Jag version is by far the best console version though, the controller deffo helps!
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Post by: Vyothric on September 10, 2012, 21:58:20 PM
I tried out Superfrog on the Amiga this evening.

I remember a friend of mine at school was always drawing Superfrog, but at the time I didn't know it was a game. I just thought it was something he made up  :P
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Post by: dcultrapro on September 11, 2012, 08:50:46 AM
played some Alex the Kidd and Space Harrier on my SMS2 last night, thanks to Vyo for the mod it is now simple to connect to my big tv, only thing that I noticed is the fact that, when playing Alex Kidd the yellow no longer shows up properly, it comes through almost white, I noticed it in your photos but thought it was just the camera, any idea why that is? its no big deal the game plays and looks fine, just thought it was a bit odd
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Post by: Vyothric on September 11, 2012, 10:13:16 AM
Composite's not really known for it's vibrant colours so you could try just turning the colour balance up on your TV.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 13, 2012, 21:59:15 PM
Played.... Super Bomberman 5, Galaxians, Kwik Snax, Golden Axe II and probably some others I forgot at 8 bit lounge last night.

Tonight...played Arkanoid and Arcadians (http://http) on the BBC Master.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 18, 2012, 18:46:09 PM
Been playing some Turrican games.

Got pretty far on Turrican 1 on the Amiga, but I kept respawning inside walls and couldn't get out, so I had to quit.

Turrican 2 is impossible.

Turrican 3...didn't like it as much as Mega Turrican, but is actually easier despite the awkwardness of the controls. I actually completed it.

(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/C/Turrican3.jpg)
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Post by: Vyothric on September 19, 2012, 21:10:06 PM
Since I was playing Turrican games, I played Universal Soldier (http://http) (Mega Drive)

I actually like it more than Turrican 2 because it's possible to complete.
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Post by: 108 Stars on September 19, 2012, 21:14:33 PM
Turrican 2 would have been a decent port actually. Not great by MD standards, but solid. I just wish they would have added hit feedback... I will not play Turrican games or remakes without hit feedback. Games are unplayable for me like that.

Personally I have been playing some Pitfall on the 2600 these days. Never finished the game, don't even know how to do it, but it's still fun. :)
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Post by: Anonymous on September 19, 2012, 23:25:58 PM
Total Recall
Gyromite
Pac-Man
Ikari Warriors
Willow


My NES Collection
http://bit.ly/S3Wlzc (http://bit.ly/S3Wlzc)
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Post by: zapiy on September 19, 2012, 23:28:10 PM
Altered Beast

Pod on Gizmondo
Motocross on Gizmondo

Wow they are fantastic games..
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Post by: AmigaJay on September 19, 2012, 23:29:47 PM
Hooked my Dreamcast back upto my tv upstairs, had to order a av cable because my LCD couldn't get a decent enough picture on rf ...bloody new tvs ! At least it displays at 50hz something my tv downstairs doesn't grr!
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Post by: Vyothric on September 25, 2012, 21:03:43 PM
Galaforce on the BBC.
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Post by: dcultrapro on September 26, 2012, 09:25:13 AM
does the HD remake of Jet Set Radio count?
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Post by: Vyothric on September 26, 2012, 12:53:21 PM
Completed Mega Turrican (http://http) (Mega Drive) last night.
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Post by: dcultrapro on September 26, 2012, 14:34:34 PM
wow.... congrats on that man!
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Post by: onthinice on September 26, 2012, 14:35:24 PM
Cool! Are you going to take a break or get ready to conquer another game Vyothric?
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Post by: Anonymous on September 26, 2012, 15:26:02 PM
Silver for the Sega Dreamcast


My NES Collection
http://bit.ly/S3Wlzc (http://bit.ly/S3Wlzc)
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Post by: Vyothric on September 26, 2012, 15:46:51 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Cool! Are you going to take a break or get ready to conquer another game Vyothric?

There are always games to be played :P

I might look back at some that I didn't finish and try and pick one up where I left off.  Also about half way through another game, but that's really dragging.
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Post by: onthinice on September 26, 2012, 15:53:45 PM
Glad someone is up to the challenge Vyothric.

I have been playing Planet of the Apes on the GameBoy Color. Must be the small screen that causes me to just shut it off without saving.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 27, 2012, 18:15:25 PM
Another Turrican game down. Super Turrican (http://http) on the SNES this time.

That just leaves Turrican 1, Turrican 2 (unless you count Universal Soldier) and Super Turrican 2.

Also, if you were wondering what my opinion is on which is best. I'd rank them:

Mega Turrican > Turrican 3 > Super Turrican

Super Turrican is still pretty good, so that should tell you how good I think Mega Turrican is.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 28, 2012, 19:41:15 PM
Completed:

Turrican (http://http) (Amiga)
Turrican II (http://http) (Amiga)

Only Super Turrican 2 left.
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Post by: dot.fyre on September 28, 2012, 21:51:06 PM
Atari-fest last night with my son (a 360 addict) and my brother.

Indy 500
Basketball
Fishing Derby
Boxing
Ice Hockey

Great night :)
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Post by: Anonymous on September 29, 2012, 00:52:50 AM
Set a record on Excitebike.
http://rec.st/fMXw (http://rec.st/fMXw)


My NES Collection
http://bit.ly/S3Wlzc (http://bit.ly/S3Wlzc)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 02, 2012, 16:57:33 PM
So, what have I been playing lately?  Hmmm...

Intellivision:
- Atlantis
- Bump'N'Jump
- Pac-Man
- Armor Battle
- Venture

Atari 5200:

- Battlezone
- Berzerk
- Beef Drop
- Pac-Man
- Dig Dug
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Post by: TL on October 02, 2012, 17:03:08 PM
I hope we can expect more reviews then soon!  :D

I played loads of games over the weekend but these were the highlights:

Zool 2 - Jaguar
Atari Karts - Jaguar
Steel Machine - CD-i
Alien Crush - TurboGrafx
Blackout - Jaguar CD
Gunlord - Dreamcast
Dragon's Fury - Mega Drive
Geist Force - Dreamcast
Dead Or Alive - Saturn
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - MAME
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Post by: TrekMD on October 02, 2012, 17:04:33 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I hope we can expect more reviews then soon!  ;) 
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 02, 2012, 17:13:42 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I hope we can expect more reviews then soon!  :D

I played loads of games over the weekend but these were the highlights:

Zool 2 - Jaguar
Atari Karts - Jaguar
Steel Machine - CD-i
Alien Crush - TurboGrafx
Blackout - Jaguar CD
Gunlord - Dreamcast
Dragon's Fury - Mega Drive
Geist Force - Dreamcast
Dead Or Alive - Saturn
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - MAME

So how is Giest Force? I just got word yesterday that I managed to get a copy. Should have it in a couple weeks. How playable is it?
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Post by: Vyothric on October 02, 2012, 17:31:31 PM
How does Zool 2 compare to the Amiga version?
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Post by: TL on October 02, 2012, 17:51:44 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
So how is Giest Force? I just got word yesterday that I managed to get a copy. Should have it in a couple weeks. How playable is it?

It is playable but very buggy indeed for me its more a demo/prototype than anything else. Looks great but doesn't play well at all.

Quote from: "Vyothric"
How does Zool 2 compare to the Amiga version?

It's much better than the normal Amiga version. It's more like the AGA version but without those confusing head fuck backgrounds!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzXWXuXWwzY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzXWXuXWwzY)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 03, 2012, 03:22:04 AM
Some more Intellivision today:
- Night Stalker
- Mission X
- Donkey Kong (Coleco version)
- Skiing
- Tron Deadly Discs
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Post by: Bobinator on October 03, 2012, 14:17:27 PM
I just got done playing a round of Thrill Kill, the unreleased four player fighting game for the Playstation 1. It's a neat concept, imagine a cross between Tekken and Mortal Kombat, and add in two more players to that. There's also a neat feature where instead of health bars, you hit people to build up your own meter, and once it's full, you can kill one of the other players.

I also gave Sierra's Jones in the Fast Lane another shot, which is basically a cross between a board game and a life simulation. You start off as some nobody living in a ratty apartment, get a job working at the local Monolith Burger (where a week of french fries will cost you somewhere around the $70 range), and you'll ATTEMPT to make your way through university, get better paying jobs, and buy yourself nice things. I say attempt because, much like what it's based on, this game has a chance of crushing you under its thumb with random events once you have a handle on it. How very poetic.
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Post by: Vyothric on October 04, 2012, 00:07:50 AM
Completed Cool Spot (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 04, 2012, 00:45:23 AM
NeoGeo Mr. Do!  Finally!  I got an emulator and the ROM today and tried it out.  Cool how it was updated but the background feels way too busy!  At least the game plays as it should.  :)
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Post by: onthinice on October 04, 2012, 01:22:30 AM
That is good news. I have been playing Aerobiz on the Genesis/Meg Drive.
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Post by: Vyothric on October 04, 2012, 19:53:12 PM
Completed Hagane (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: dcultrapro on October 05, 2012, 09:22:13 AM
I'm bidding on Skeleton Krew on Mega Drive, was bidding on Dragons Fury but that went tits up and now I can't justify anymore stuff... :(

So I played tonnes of good stuff this weekend, most notably,

Project Justice
Capcom VS SNK
Alien Crush
Atari Karts
Streets Of Rage
Double Dragon
Daytona USA
Xenophobe
Xybots

Can't remember the rest lol
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Post by: TL on October 05, 2012, 23:07:10 PM
I played on my Dreamcast for the first time today!

I had a a go on the following games:

Re-Volt - I loved this! It's basically Micro Machines but in 3D, amazingly good fun to play.
Monaco Grand Prix 2 - Pretty bland racing game with far to many options screens!
Mag Force Racing - Pretty much just Wipeout with a different name, it's ok but nothing special.
Sonic Adventure - CD is scratched so badly I couldn't get it past the intro sequence  :'(
Jimmy White's Cue Ball 2 - I love pool games and this is probably the best one I have ever played and is made even better by the addition of the Atari 8-bit version of Drop Zone as a mini-game!
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Post by: Vyothric on October 06, 2012, 17:49:42 PM
Completed Super Mario Land (http://http) (Game Boy)
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Post by: dcultrapro on October 06, 2012, 20:49:52 PM
so how did you like your first taste proper on the DC Laird? hopefully you enjoyed it! Though there are tonnes of good games you need to see!!
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Post by: Vyothric on October 07, 2012, 00:55:37 AM
Completed Wario Land (http://http) (Game Boy)
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Post by: Vyothric on October 07, 2012, 20:13:53 PM
Made it to stage 15 on Alien 3 (Mega Drive), but ran out of lives.
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Post by: dcultrapro on October 08, 2012, 00:52:43 AM
nice work! I love Alien 3!

I'm on Mission 4 on Dragons Blood on DC and Mission 5 on Slave Zero also on DC. I 100%-ed JSR HD today and will be back on my Evil Twin walkthrough soon as well
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Post by: TL on October 10, 2012, 18:55:35 PM
I played a few Dreamcast games today:

Chu Chu Rocket
Virtua Fighter 3TB
Crazy Taxi

My got I forgot just how good Crazy Taxi is, I must have been sat there playing it for over an hour easy and would have played it even longer had I not started getting a really bad headache.
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Post by: Vyothric on October 10, 2012, 19:28:19 PM
Was the headache from the music?  :P

What's your take on Chu Chu Rocket?

The first time I played it I found it really confusing and didn't like the things that kept popping up on-screen. Can be pretty good when you get a 4 player match going though.
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Post by: TL on October 10, 2012, 19:51:24 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Was the headache from the music?  :P
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Post by: Mire Mare on October 10, 2012, 23:15:48 PM
Chu Chu Rocket is a great puzzler.  I haven't played it on the DC for ages because it plays even better on iPad!  :o

I've been playing Dig Dug & Robotron 2084 today, both on XBLA.  Robotron never ever gets any easier and I don't seem to get any better!  I played Dig Dug for longer, but didn't get near to my top score.  It's still a fun game that doesn't frustrate.
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Post by: TL on October 16, 2012, 15:27:41 PM
I didn't play many retro games at PLAY but here is what I did have a go on:

Donkey Kong - Coleco Vision

Castlevania - Nintendo NES

Prince Of Persia - Sam Coupe

Tempest 3000 - Nuon

I also played a load of Wii U games and played a few iPad games with none other than Jeff Minter!!!!!  :o
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 16, 2012, 15:40:19 PM
What the hell is a Sam Coupe?  ???
Also very cool you got to play games with Jeff Minter!!!
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Post by: TL on October 16, 2012, 16:11:47 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
What the hell is a Sam Coupe?  ???
Also very cool you got to play games with Jeff Minter!!!

Its basically a super Spectrum - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_coupe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_coupe)

I was so excited to finally play on one after these years, I wanted one so much when I was a kid.
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Post by: Vyothric on October 18, 2012, 16:55:24 PM
Completed Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: onthinice on October 21, 2012, 04:31:52 AM
Good Job Vyothric!!!!
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Post by: dcultrapro on October 22, 2012, 10:19:03 AM
I completed Supreme Warrior on the Mega CD again the other day, good fun but very short!!

Also played Ghouls And Ghosts on the Mega Drive for the first time (played other platforms before) and a few quick games on my mega drive and mega cd of Sonic and Knuckles, Battletech, Earthworm Jim SE etc, love having my MD and Saturn hooked up to a tv properly!
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Post by: TL on October 22, 2012, 19:16:27 PM
Yesterday I played Crazy Taxi and Dropzone on the Dreamcast!
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Post by: Bobinator on October 22, 2012, 20:10:19 PM
I've played a very special game last night. Well, special to nobody to me, really, but it's... honestly, the game I'd say really got me into modern gaming at the age of five or six. It, as honestly terrible as it was, was the game that introduced me to 3D graphics, so I guess it kind of did have an impact on me.

The game I refer to is Star Wars: Master of Teras Kasi, for the PS1. Basically, it's a Star Wars fighting game. And not a very good one. Basically, it happens between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, where the Empire decides that the best plan to defeat the Rebel Alliance is to send in a woman who can hit people fancy. The Rebel Alliance, instead of doing the sensible thing by ambushing her and blasting her full of holes, decides to have a fighting tournament to get to see who fights her. Also, Darth Vader is an SNK boss.

Also, you can play as a Tusken Raider named 'Hoar'. That's pronounced exactly how it looks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSz8uRh3zO4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSz8uRh3zO4)

So, yeah, I've been playing a bit of this over the past couple of days, and... yeah, it's really not that great. It COULD be enjoyable if it weren't for the fact that the controls are so stiff, and Luke is basically the best character in the game. Which, to be fair, is kind of true to the movies.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 22, 2012, 20:12:48 PM
And how many creatures did you get to slice with your lightsaber?  ;)
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Post by: Vyothric on October 23, 2012, 18:20:25 PM
Completed Doom (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on October 24, 2012, 20:01:04 PM
Completed Doom II: Hell on Earth (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2012, 20:01:57 PM
Vyothric, I'm sorry to say it, but you are DOOMED!  ;)
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Post by: Vyothric on October 27, 2012, 17:37:59 PM
Completed: Demolition Man (http://http) (Mega CD) and Soul Blazer (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: TL on October 29, 2012, 15:43:01 PM
Atari Greatest Hits Vol.1 on the Nintendo DS!
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Post by: Vyothric on October 29, 2012, 20:30:34 PM
Completed Heretic (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: CeefaxOfDelphi on November 04, 2012, 19:13:10 PM
had another go at Nodes of Yesod - I dont normally play speccy stuff - but nice to try something different. 

Starting Ocarina of Time next week - time to see if RPGs from Nintendo are my thing or not
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Post by: TL on November 04, 2012, 19:23:38 PM
I played Crazy Taxi on the Dremcast for about and hour or so and then played Atari Greatest Hits on the DS for about an hour too.
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Post by: Flukesy on November 04, 2012, 20:57:45 PM
I got to say I've started to go through Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past again such a great game.
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Post by: Vyothric on November 04, 2012, 21:12:13 PM
Completed Hexen: Beyond Heretic (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Mire Mare on November 04, 2012, 22:01:23 PM
I started playing Midnight Resistance on the C64 on Friday.  It's a game I'd not tried before and, wow, was I missing out.  It's reminiscent of Contra in many ways and is all the better for that fact.  And, typical of these games or perhaps just how I find them, it's tough as old leather boots though thankfully not in an unfair manner.

It's great to find a gem I've never played on a system I'm fond of.
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Post by: Bobinator on November 05, 2012, 01:34:40 AM
I've been playing a lot of the Genesis/Mega Drive sequel to Pengo. Not a lot of people talk about it, since it never got released outside of Japan. That might have to do with the fact it's a giant Bomberman ripoff. Seriously, even the battle mode is ripped straiught from Bomberman. It's not a bad game, just... not original. At all.
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Post by: Vyothric on November 05, 2012, 19:05:38 PM
Completed Illusion of Gaia (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on November 05, 2012, 20:39:27 PM
Not gaming as such (been on short turn-around wk, so zero time for it as such), but due to something being up with my broadband, gone back to dial up speeds for online.I swear my Dreamcast and 33K modem loaded pages quicker than what i've been getting past few days.

Hope to get some Retro in on my days off mind.
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Post by: Mire Mare on November 06, 2012, 19:19:18 PM
I've was busy with a c64 emulator last night and played these......

BMX Simulator - not as good as I remember  :)

Judge Dredd - not a clue what was going on. I'll have to get the instruction manual and try again.

Midnight Resistance - I'm still impressed with this. The choices of equipment give quite a variety to the gameplay.

Target Renegade - Not quite as good as I remember, although me not being as proficient with the game, as I was, is definitely a factor here. I enjoyed playing it but couldn't get as far into the game as I used to, see previous sentence, so, I cheated. And I feel no shame.  I switched on unlimited health and time and headed back into the game world. I finally get to the part that always used to defeat me in the past. I would always run out of time trying to get to the phone at the end of the street after facing off with numerous 'beasty boys', skinny jean & baseball cap wearing neds, and their savage, but beautifully animated, pitbull sidekicks. It used to infuriate me! I'd be a few steps from the phone, time would run out and I'd get the game over message. But, not this time!  Onwards I went.  Next up is a short level. It's set in a bar, the assailants seem to be ugly looking bouncers and there's the final boss, Mr Big! I never knew how close I used to be to completing this game! The boss character wasn't even particularly difficult to beat so I'm certain, had I got through the previous level all those years ago, I could've finished it.

The challenge wasn't quite zero, but that wasn't the point to this exercise. It was fun seeing the levels I used to be able to get to without the cheats activated and finally see the ending.
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Post by: onthinice on November 06, 2012, 21:21:29 PM
The nice thing about most C64 emulators is you do not have the wait time of the disk drive. The rotten thing about most C64 emulators is you do not have the wait time of the disk drive to get a drink or read the paper.
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Post by: Mire Mare on November 06, 2012, 23:18:20 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
The nice thing about most C64 emulators is you do not have the wait time of the disk drive. The rotten thing about most C64 emulators is you do not have the wait time of the disk drive to get a drink or read the paper.

 :D Yes, making sure refreshments are to hand before booting up VICE should be part of the ritual.  I know I do!

Back in the day, when I got a new game, the loading time was always my opportunity to flick through the manual, get the gist of the back story, figure out controls and perhaps drool over screen shots.  Unless it was Red Storm Rising, Silent Service or Gunship or something similar when even enormous loading times were not enough to digest the volume of reading material supplied with the games!
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Post by: dcultrapro on November 07, 2012, 00:22:04 AM
just been playing Crusader No Remorse on Saturn, excellent little 3rd person game! nice use of weapons and items and the camera view is good
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Post by: Vyothric on November 07, 2012, 17:01:26 PM
Completed Aero Fighters (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: TL on November 07, 2012, 18:09:04 PM
Been so ill today that I have been on the sofa with my duvet playing on the DS. I played loads of games but I found 2 new favourites: Hover Force is a highly ambitious title that actually works incredibly well and On Thin Ice has to be my favourite Intellivision game so far!
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Post by: onthinice on November 08, 2012, 12:02:40 PM
Is that a play on my name? lol

Yes. Thin Ice is a favorite of mine. Okay Loco-Motion ranks high also only because I do not have Happy Trails.

Hope you star to feel better Laird!!! Glad you like the Intellivsion.
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Post by: Minerals on November 08, 2012, 18:41:06 PM
Played a few Megadrive/Genesis games on Android emulation the last few days:

Burning Force
Ultimate Qix
X-Men 2: Clone Wars
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Post by: tomwaits on November 09, 2012, 15:54:21 PM
I've been playing Robotron a few times per day this week. My multi-Williams arcade PCB saves high scores and I'm trying to break 1 million on the high score table. My best so far this week is ~800k. Maybe this weekend...
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Post by: Vyothric on November 09, 2012, 22:14:23 PM
Completed Dangerous Seed (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: Vyothric on November 16, 2012, 16:26:02 PM
Completed Axelay (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: onthinice on November 17, 2012, 00:42:19 AM
Lords of the Realm II and expansion pack.
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Post by: Bobinator on November 17, 2012, 19:12:53 PM
I recently finished a game called Wonder Project J, a game that only saw release on the Super Famicom. I've been playing it with a translation patch over the course of a few weeks with some friends of mine, and I've finally finished it. It's an interesting game, where you basically try to have this robot boy accomplish various tasks. You don't directly control him, though, just the cursor that points his attention towards various things in the environment. You have to build up his stats like his attack, intelligence, and sensitivity, and make sure he knows how to use certain objects properly. So he won't, say, eat the very expensive book you just bought for him.
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Post by: Mire Mare on November 17, 2012, 22:00:43 PM
I've been playing Tetris on my GB Pocket tonight! For me this game remains the pinnacle of the Tetrisverse.

I also fired up R-Type on the same console. I'd forgotten how impressive it is, although I didn't get far due to me being utterly inept at flying the Arrowhead!

I've also looked out a few other GB carts and I'm thinking of revisiting either Link to the Past or Pokemon Red.  Hmmmm...
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Post by: Shadowrunner on November 18, 2012, 02:28:33 AM
I spent the better part of the day playing my 3DO. Lucienne's Quest, Road Rash, and Killing Time to name a few. I was supposed to be trying out all my new Lynx games but recently rediscovered how much I love that 3DO and can't stop playing it  :D I did take a break to try one Lynx game, Todd's Adventures In Slime World. Cool game, I really like the little story they have for each mission. I'll be playing it some more tomorrow for sure.
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Post by: Vyothric on November 18, 2012, 13:30:19 PM
Completed Kolibri (http://http) (32x)
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Post by: TL on November 18, 2012, 16:42:47 PM
I was feeling terrible today so decieded to play some Mega Drive games that I haven't played for ages:

Super Smash TV - Control system is not ideal but still a good game.
Super Hang-on - Had to play this after watching the Let's Compare video the other day, excellent game!
Columns - Classic puzzler, never get bored of this game.
Pit-Fighter - Still one of my favourite games ever, completed it pretty easily though!
Arrow Flash - I can't remember ever playing this, it's a pretty decent shooter with some nice graphical effects.
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Post by: Vyothric on November 18, 2012, 22:19:47 PM
Played Arrow Flash in the shoot em up league er....elsewhere. I think it's the only game I got the highest score for.

Completed Spider-Man: Web of Fire (http://http) (32x) - don't play this game  :P
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Post by: Shadowrunner on November 19, 2012, 01:35:44 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"

Completed Spider-Man: Web of Fire (http://http) (32x) - don't play this game  :P

You mean it's not worth the outrageous amount of money it goes for on ebay? LOL
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Post by: Vyothric on November 22, 2012, 22:08:01 PM
It's not worth any money  :P

Completed Demon's Crest (http://http) (SNES). Didn't get the best ending though.
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Post by: TL on November 22, 2012, 22:57:00 PM
I played a load of Mega Drive and ST games by Imagitec just so I could grab screen shots for my new RG article  8)
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Post by: Bobinator on November 22, 2012, 23:09:31 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I played a load of Mega Drive and ST games by Imagitec just so I could grab screen shots for my new RG article  :P
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Post by: TL on November 22, 2012, 23:11:29 PM
Quote from: "Bobinator"
Quote from: "The Laird"
I played a load of Mega Drive and ST games by Imagitec just so I could grab screen shots for my new RG article  :P

It made my games to avoid list, the SNES was not their strongest platform!!!!
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Post by: Vyothric on November 24, 2012, 00:02:12 AM
Completed Aladdin (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Vyothric on November 24, 2012, 17:32:08 PM
Completed One Unit Whole Blood (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on November 24, 2012, 22:17:47 PM
Completed Aladdin (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: DZ-Jay on November 25, 2012, 14:26:44 PM
I've been playing some new Intellivision games I traded recently.  So far, my favorite is Loco-Motion, which was also one of my favorites when I was a child.

Also, and pardon the shameless plug, I've been playing Christmas Carol.  It really is a fun game, and it's perfect for the season. :)

    dZ.
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Post by: TL on November 26, 2012, 17:06:49 PM
I was at Video Game Carnival at the weekend and did play a few games between getting drunk:

Tetris - Game Boy
Skyhammer - Jaguar
Amidar - Arcade
Minestorm - Vectrex

As well as some Commodore 64 adventure game where we just kept putting in rude stuff  :-X
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Post by: Vyothric on November 26, 2012, 23:04:35 PM
Completed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Crossroads of Time (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on November 30, 2012, 03:21:19 AM
Played my Lynx tonight for a bit. Todd's Adventures in Slime world first and then some Super Skweek.
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Post by: dcultrapro on November 30, 2012, 11:34:28 AM
tried out some Stellar Assault on 32x last night, its actually pretty good and I'm tempted to put a video together about it, if I get any better at it, so far I always die on the second mission lol
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Post by: DZ-Jay on November 30, 2012, 14:00:13 PM
I just played Diner for the Intellivision this morning, to participate in the current high score club competition.
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Post by: TL on November 30, 2012, 17:06:04 PM
Impulse X for th Jaguar CD!!!!  8)
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Post by: TrekMD on November 30, 2012, 17:14:33 PM
Let's see:
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Yogi's Frustration
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Stonix
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Space Patrol
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
4-Tris
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
SameGame & Robots

Oh, and did I say I played Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents?

All for Intellivision.  ;)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on November 30, 2012, 17:16:53 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Let's see:
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Yogi's Frustration
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Stonix
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Space Patrol
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
4-Tris
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
SameGame & Robots

Oh, and I say I played Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents?

All for Intellivision.  :P
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on November 30, 2012, 17:22:34 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Let's see:
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Yogi's Frustration
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Stonix
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Space Patrol
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
4-Tris
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
SameGame & Robots

Oh, and I say I played Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents?

All for Intellivision.  :P

There is one?!  Really?  Gotta get it!   :P
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DZ-Jay on November 30, 2012, 17:41:41 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Let's see:
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Yogi's Frustration
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Stonix
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
Space Patrol
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
4-Tris
Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents
SameGame & Robots

Oh, and I say I played Christmas Carol vs the Ghost of Christmas Presents?

All for Intellivision.  :P

There is one?!  Really?  Gotta get it!   :P

Since you like Inrellivision so much, check out the new Christmas Carol vs. the Ghost of Christmas Presents.  I heard it's not bad. ;)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on December 05, 2012, 17:39:20 PM
Completed Carmageddon (http://http) (PC) and Alien 3 (http://http) (SNES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 07, 2012, 21:33:06 PM
I played some games on the Jaguar today!

Sensible Soccer - I must be a bit rusty at this because I drew with Mexico in the World Cup group stage after being 2-0 down and got a last minute winner against Norway to win the group. I did however beat Morocco 4-0 in the quarter final and then Russia 4-1 in the semi so normal service was resumed there. Republic Of Ireland lifted the World Cup after a very one sided 1-0 win over Belgium.

Impulse X - I must have nearly completed this now in easy mode and am still loving it just as much. I havn't played with the level editor much yet though so still plenty of gameplay left in this one.

Fight For Life Beta - I had this on at Video Game Carnival last week and wanted to play it again for some reason. It is certainly a lot better than the retail version and not nearly as tedious.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 10, 2012, 17:12:05 PM
I played nothing but retro games this weekend. Saturday I played through almost all of Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return on the 3DO and Sunday I played my Jaguar.  A lot more Impulse X and also Hyper Force and Defender 2000.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 10, 2012, 17:13:53 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I played nothing but retro games this weekend. Saturday I played through almost all of Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return on the 3DO and Sunday I played my Jaguar.  A lot more Impulse X and also Hyper Force and Defender 2000.

What do you think of Impulse X so far?

I so need to play Hyper Force actually, not played that in ages!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 10, 2012, 17:20:05 PM
I am loving Impulse X! So much fun, time just flies by playing it.
Hyper Force is a cool game, I like it.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on December 10, 2012, 18:03:09 PM
So, what have I played recently?

Atari 5200:
- Pac-Man Arcade
- Tempest
- Adventure II
- Koffi Yellow Helicopter
- Beef Drop
- Super Pac-Man
- Castle Crisis
- Atari Tris
- Ballblazer
- Beamrider
- Berzerk
- Space Invaders
- Ms. Pac-Man
- Jr. Pac-Man
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Tachi on December 17, 2012, 14:03:58 PM
I have been working on the last part of Might and Magic: Gateway to Another World on and off for 11 years now but my main game time currently is on Arx Fatalis on Xbox :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 18, 2012, 13:20:27 PM
I spent the whole afternoon on Sunday playing Theme Park on the Jaguar, so easy to get dragged into this game!

I also played some Sensible Soccer, Impulse X and Val D'Isere, also on the Jaguar
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on December 22, 2012, 22:29:16 PM
Since my last post here I've completed...

Daze Before Christmas (http://http) (SNES)
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (http://http) (SNES)
Snowboard Kids (http://http) (N64)
Blood II: The Chosen (http://http) (PC)
Burning Soldier (http://http) (3DO)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on December 22, 2012, 22:52:47 PM
I for one would have taken you at your word without the need for proof, Vy'! :P
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Tachi on December 22, 2012, 23:43:23 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Since my last post here I've completed...
Blood II: The Chosen (http://http) (PC)

I absolutely adore that game!
My friend Keith and I used to do LAN MP where one would use an item that grants invisibility and run to hide and the other had to find them. Was such a laugh after copies amounts of alcohol.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 23, 2012, 14:42:53 PM
Spent several hours playing WWE 13 on the Xbox 360 with my brother last night, right laugh!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on December 30, 2012, 02:32:47 AM
Completed Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Simon_G on December 30, 2012, 16:03:14 PM
Seriously addicted to Puzzle Quest on my iPhone, but I guess that doesn't count as retro?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 30, 2012, 18:17:23 PM
Played on the Dreamcast today:

Exhibition Of Speed
Crazy Taxi
Virtua Fighter 3tb
Sonic Adventure
ReVolt
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: nakamura on December 30, 2012, 19:25:16 PM
Exhibition of Speed is atrocious. Ugh!

Power Drive has been holding my attention still. Reached round 6 now and driving a Toyota Celica. The game is very quick now, more so because I am playing a PAL copy in a US machine. Brilliant racer though, certainly overlooked.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 30, 2012, 19:27:24 PM
Quote from: "nakamura"
Exhibition of Speed is atrocious. Ugh!

Yep, it is. I have had it for ages but never got round to playing it.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: nakamura on December 30, 2012, 19:29:16 PM
Speed Devils on DC was mildly amusing if you have that.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on December 31, 2012, 21:43:02 PM
DK Arcade - Intellivision. Great Game!
Space Jam - Saturn
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on December 31, 2012, 21:47:13 PM
Dreamcast been fired up.

Dynamite Cop-Still return to, still as easy to finish, but just fun, as always.

Sonic Adventure-Hmmnn, cannot get into this, been years since i last played it, camera etc..not good,plus never keen on Sonic talking.

MDK 2-have on PS2, know it's easier on there, but prefer DC controls, plus looks better.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 01, 2013, 14:11:21 PM
This morning, Deep Fighter on DC.

Not good......
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 01, 2013, 17:21:28 PM
Completed A/X-101 (http://http) (Mega CD)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 01, 2013, 20:32:59 PM
Urban Chaos DC-Great ideas, ruined by terrible control scheme.

RogueSquadron (G.C) Pal G.C on LCD HD TV, via scart, impossible to get piccy of decent quality to point Battle Of Hoth rendered unplayable, could'nt see a damn thing, white out.


So, PS2 plugged in instead, 1st up Sega Classics Collection, tried modern takes on Columns, then Golden Axe, both awful, so settled on SNK Arcade Classics Vol 1 for Shock Troopers.

Oh and did configure PS2 MDK (looks rougher than Dc ver), but easier, took 10 mins to set stick sensitivity and find a control method that worked.


Talking of DC vs PS2, read on RG that Rez is 'better' on PS2..ohh really! Frame rate IS double that of DC version (60 FPS to DC's 30), but Dc version has better audio side (thanks to DC's sound chip being superior to that of PS2's) and has cleaner visuals (less jaggies) so BOTH have thier strong points.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 03, 2013, 18:13:30 PM
Completed Terminal Velocity (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 06, 2013, 01:26:08 AM
Fired up MD Collection on PS3, played and completed Comix Zone, short, but sweet.

Tried to get into Streets Of Rage 3 (again) huge fan of 1st 2, but 3? whilst i'm sure was technically better due to bigger cart, bigger sprites, more stuff on screen, some neat colour swapping tricks etc (changing club lights in disco/club level), it feels so unfocused.It's as if Sega just thought throwing more at it would=best instalment yet, it did'nt.

Music not even up to same level as 1st game, let alone 2nd.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on January 06, 2013, 19:34:38 PM
Hey, you know what's cool? Blackthorne. That's what's cool.

So me and some guys on another forum are going to do a podcast for this game, because it's pretty sweet. Basically, imagine something like Prince of Persia, or Flashback. Lots of climbing, running, and fighting enemies. Now imagine you're a guy with a shotgun. Now imagine that there's a button for firing behind you. One-handed. You don't even bother looking behind you. Because you're just that badass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlHFODF-AuM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlHFODF-AuM)

Oh, yeah, see all those prisoners? You can shoot them all right in the face. The game doesn't mind. Sure, you won't get anything they might have been carrying, but other than that, go for it!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on January 06, 2013, 19:37:27 PM
The only game I played this weekend, and I just finished, is "Take Down the Christmas Stuff."  It is a timeless game and qualifies as retro, modern, and futuristic!   :P
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 06, 2013, 19:38:29 PM
I liked Blackthorne. I played it on the 32x just for the sake of it.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 06, 2013, 20:39:41 PM
Fallen Angels and Impulse X in the Jaguar CD
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 06, 2013, 20:39:51 PM
Sidearms (Via Capcom Collection vol 2 on PS2).

What's the general feeling on this, as a coin-op?-Myself, not that impressed, whilst i can see it inspired other games (Retrograde on C64 for example), found it dull.

Poor music and sound FX, gameplay seemed to consist of warp in, get slaughtered, warp in, get slaughtered, face uninspired end of level boss (and i hate those damn snakes that keep cropping up).

Really did'nt feel anything special.

Also, (probably NOT Retro), but dug out The Getaway on PS2 and woah, it's got a 525P mode for component (which i'm using) looks LOT better on my LCD tv now.


As for game? i like the ambition and NO HUD, but find the shooting (well aiming with a gun) to be awful, still eager to stick with it at mo.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 06, 2013, 20:46:01 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Sidearms (Via Capcom Collection vol 2 on PS2).

What's the general feeling on this, as a coin-op?-Myself, not that impressed, whilst i can see it inspired other games (Retrograde on C64 for example), found it dull.

Poor music and sound FX, gameplay seemed to consist of warp in, get slaughtered, warp in, get slaughtered, face uninspired end of level boss (and i hate those damn snakes that keep cropping up).

Really did'nt feel anything special.

I love the PC Engine version, I only vaguely remember playing the Spectrum and arcade versions.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 07, 2013, 03:00:21 AM
Completed Shadow Warrior (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DZ-Jay on January 08, 2013, 17:47:22 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
The only game I played this weekend, and I just finished, is "Take Down the Christmas Stuff."  It is a timeless game and qualifies as retro, modern, and futuristic!   :P
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on January 08, 2013, 18:00:45 PM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
The only game I played this weekend, and I just finished, is "Take Down the Christmas Stuff."  It is a timeless game and qualifies as retro, modern, and futuristic!   :P

LOL  Yet, it is unavoidable! 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 08, 2013, 19:23:49 PM
There's not a 'What last gen, but NOT Retro, no sir, not by a long shot...' thread on here, is there?.

Been continuing to try a few PS2 games i've never put much time into.

Seek And destroy, budget affair, real world tanks with personalities.

Aqua Aqua (Or Wetrix+ as it's known on DC), seriousily, i struggled with the training levels, build a wall, but don't let any water out, easy enough innit? not when contolling the falling parts via the dual shock sticks is like 2 blind, angry men, fighting in a sack, at night!.

So, did'nt stay long on those 2, have taken to Maximo:army Of Zin though, difficulty level etc seems much more balanced over the original, which i liked, but really was rubbish at.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 08, 2013, 19:24:55 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
There's not a 'What last gen, but NOT Retro, no sir, not by a long shot...' thread on here, is there?.


Anything after the year 2000 is modern  :P
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 09, 2013, 19:05:58 PM
Star Wars: Dark Forces (http://http) (PC) - Was using the DarkXL engine which would crash after completing a level so I had to take a screenshot just before finishing the last level.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: nakamura on January 11, 2013, 09:28:04 AM
Last night I had quite a large session of Rage Racer and then Ridge Racer Type 4. Rage is still very very good, if a little dark visually. Frame rate is smooth and it gets very fast very quickly. I love the tuning mechanic also, simple but effective. Got to class 4 in around 90 mins.

Ridge 4 is fantastic. The overall presentation is amazing and music is probably one of the best in any racer. I much prefer the structure of Rage though, R4 feels far too simple with its straight racing and car collecting idea.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 11, 2013, 17:30:24 PM
Completed Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 13, 2013, 17:31:18 PM
Completed Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 14, 2013, 20:19:06 PM
Completed Heimdall (http://http) (Amiga)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 14, 2013, 22:10:55 PM
I played Konami Arcade Collection and Arkanoid on the DS
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 15, 2013, 02:48:53 AM
Been playing Die Hard Trilogy for a while now. Don't think I'm going to be able to complete it.

100% on 1 & 2 but stuck on 62% for the 3rd.

The time limits are ridiculous. You have to know in advance, the exact path to take and I got to the stage where you don't even get enough time to figure it out before you die.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: tomwaits on January 15, 2013, 17:32:44 PM
Robotron (arcade) and scored 954,100. Was so anxious to pass 1 million that I lost about 5 lives in a row after breaking 900k. :(

Maybe next time...
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 20, 2013, 18:22:46 PM
Completed Descent (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Console Compulsive on January 22, 2013, 16:26:14 PM
After finally getting a power adapter for my Atari 7800 I decided that testing it would be the wise thing to do. The list of games played is as follows: Ms Pacman, Xevious, Hat Trick, Desert Falcon, Choplifter, Asteroids.

Plus I also had a bash with the Interton VC4000 on Earth Invaders and Labyrinth.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 22, 2013, 16:30:12 PM
Quote from: "Console Compulsive"
After finally getting a power adapter for my Atari 7800 I decided that testing it would be the wise thing to do. The list of games played is as follows: Ms Pacman, Xevious, Hat Trick, Desert Falcon, Choplifter, Asteroids.

Plus I also had a bash with the Interton VC4000 on Earth Invaders and Labyrinth.

Nice! Is that your first experience of the 7800?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Console Compulsive on January 22, 2013, 16:36:06 PM
Yes it was. been patiently waiting for a power adapter to come along cheap on ebay and my patience was rewarded with one for 16 postage included. Got to admit, I was very impressed with all of the games but Choplifter and Desert Falcon stood out as my favorites so far. Far superior to the 2600 versions.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 22, 2013, 16:39:46 PM
Quote from: "Console Compulsive"
Yes it was. been patiently waiting for a power adapter to come along cheap on ebay and my patience was rewarded with one for 16 postage included. Got to admit, I was very impressed with all of the games but Choplifter and Desert Falcon stood out as my favorites so far. Far superior to the 2600 versions.

Desert Falcon is an excellent game, very impressive graphically. There are loads of quality games for the 7800, especially the arcade conversions.

You need to have Ballblazer, Commando, Dig Dug, Alien Brigade, Centipede, Midnight Mutants and of course the 7800's killer app - NINJA GOLF!!!!  8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Mire Mare on January 23, 2013, 12:11:10 PM
I've been playing a few old games lately.

I've been adventuring with Level 9's Red moon.  A nice text adventure that has a relaxed pace.  While it's not as fraught as some adventure games it's a bit random sometimes, but perhaps not as obscure as some Level 9 games.  There are some nice fresh elements in the 'gameplay' - e.g. the game doesn't allow you to save if you're holding something made from iron.  It's fun and, as with all other Level 9 games I've played, the story is great and the parser very friendly.  During my last game I'd got a score of 250 points, I still had 48 hit points left, and my frakking laptop blue screened!!  I'm certain I hadn't saved either because I was carrying a horseshoe.  A frakking horseshoe!! 

Dig Dug on XBLA.  It's a game I've revisited quite often since I first downloaded it.  I managed to beat my top score last night :)

Also, had a game of Robotron2084.  I find this game maddeningly tough and deceptively so.  There's an achievement for getting to level 10.  Now I'm not interested in achievements for the sake of them but I like them when they give you a goal.  This goal feels doable.  It's like it's in my grasp!  I know I can do it! And then it's gone again 
'How hard can it be?', I try to convince myself.  Well, I still haven't got that achievement. I don't think I've ever been past level 7.  So straightforward yet so darned hard.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 23, 2013, 15:16:48 PM
Played a few Jaguar games:

Impulse X
Fallen Angels Demo
Jagtris
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: tomwaits on January 23, 2013, 15:18:42 PM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Also, had a game of Robotron2046.  I find this game maddeningly tough and deceptively so.  There's an achievement for getting to level 10.  Now I'm not interested in achievements for the sake of them but I like them when they give you a goal.  This goal feels doable.  It's like it's in my grasp!  I know I can do it! And then it's gone again 
'How hard can it be?', I try to convince myself.  Well, I still haven't got that achievement. I don't think I've ever been past level 7.  So straightforward yet so darned hard.

Getting to level 10 on Robotron is pretty easy. The quickest way to accumulate extra lives early is to use the 'Mikey trick' on level 5. There's one boy among all the women on that first Brain level. All the Brains will be after him... protect him as long as possible while killing Brains and Grunts. When there are only a few enemies left, scoop up all the women for massive points and you'll get a few extra lives. Should help to reach level 10.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Console Compulsive on January 23, 2013, 16:08:28 PM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Also, had a game of Robotron2046.  I find this game maddeningly tough and deceptively so.  There's an achievement for getting to level 10.  Now I'm not interested in achievements for the sake of them but I like them when they give you a goal.  This goal feels doable.  It's like it's in my grasp!  I know I can do it! And then it's gone again 
'How hard can it be?', I try to convince myself.  Well, I still haven't got that achievement. I don't think I've ever been past level 7.  So straightforward yet so darned hard.


I have to admit, the Xbox Live version appears to be much harder than the orginal arcade version or other versions on previous consoles. On other versions I can normally make it to around level 12 but for the XBLA version I struggle to get past level 8. Either way it still rates as one of my all time favorite games :)

Ps. Great tip Tom. I will try it next time I play Robotron.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on January 23, 2013, 16:31:18 PM
Over the past week or so I've played a number of 5200 games:
- Defender
- Millipede
- Centipede
- Robotron 2084
- Frogger II
- Galaxian
- H.E.R.O.
- James Bond 007
- Missile Command
- Pole Position
- River Raid
- Vanguard
- Zaxxon
- Decathlon
- G.O.R.F.
- Jungle Hunt
- Q*bert
- Wizard of Wor
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Mire Mare on January 23, 2013, 19:06:14 PM
Quote from: "tomwaits"
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Also, had a game of Robotron2046.  I find this game maddeningly tough and deceptively so.  There's an achievement for getting to level 10.  Now I'm not interested in achievements for the sake of them but I like them when they give you a goal.  This goal feels doable.  It's like it's in my grasp!  I know I can do it! And then it's gone again 
'How hard can it be?', I try to convince myself.  Well, I still haven't got that achievement. I don't think I've ever been past level 7.  So straightforward yet so darned hard.

Getting to level 10 on Robotron is pretty easy. The quickest way to accumulate extra lives early is to use the 'Mikey trick' on level 5. There's one boy among all the women on that first Brain level. All the Brains will be after him... protect him as long as possible while killing Brains and Grunts. When there are only a few enemies left, scoop up all the women for massive points and you'll get a few extra lives. Should help to reach level 10.

Excellent! I didn't know that.  I'll be trying this tactic too! 

I don't think it's so easy.  The game has a reputation for being a touch cookie and my experience of it confirms that.  Although, that said, I have only played it, at length, on the Xbox :/
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on January 27, 2013, 15:33:32 PM
Completed Mega Man 2 (http://http) (Mega Drive)

I was determined to finish at least one of the first 3. When I got near the end I was trying to figure out why it was almost impossible and apparently the MD version is the same as difficult on the NES.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on January 27, 2013, 18:45:52 PM
I played a ton of games yesterday at the Video Game Carnival:

Mattel Intellivision
Zaxxon

CBS ColecoVision
Turbo
Mouse Trap

Sega Master System
Master Of Darkness
Black Belt
Ninja
Fantasy Zone
Putt & Putter

Nintendo Gameboy
Tetris

Atari Lynx
Rampart
Checkered Flag
California Games
Zarlor Mercenary

Sega Saturn
Bomberman
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 27, 2013, 19:05:31 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I played a ton of games yesterday at the Video Game Carnival:

Mattel Intellivision
Zaxxon

CBS ColecoVision
Turbo
Mouse Trap

Sega Master System
Master Of Darkness
Black Belt
Ninja
Fantasy Zone
Putt & Putter

Nintendo Gameboy
Tetris

Atari Lynx
Rampart
Checkered Flag
California Games
Zarlor Mercenary

Sega Saturn
Bomberman

With Master Of Darkness and Rampart, you've a couple of my all time fav.games on their respective systems right there.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 27, 2013, 19:48:23 PM
Played a bunch of PS1 games this weekend.
Roll Cage, really cool racing game
Disruptor, good FPS but terrible FMV scenes.
Strider 2, love this game plus it comes with a second disc with the arcade original which is awesome
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on January 27, 2013, 20:49:48 PM
Just been playing Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting / Safari Hunt on Sega Master System with the Light Phaser. Then a quick round of Operation Wolf. Good to have the Phaser working again. :D
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: surfted on January 27, 2013, 20:58:46 PM
In came back to Rick Dangerous again recently as i hadn't played it since i was about 11. I wanted to see if my adult patience would serve me better.

Amazing to see how into it both my kids were immediately..
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Post by: nakamura on January 27, 2013, 21:08:29 PM
Back on to Final Fantasy III on SNES after a little break from gaming in general.
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Post by: Vyothric on February 02, 2013, 00:33:42 AM
Completed Descent 2 (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: retrotowers on February 02, 2013, 01:36:56 AM
Been playing a bit of wave race 64, california speed and Tony hawks pro skater 2
I forgot how much I loved skating games.
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on February 02, 2013, 06:36:53 AM
Been playing Marksman shooting and trap shooting on the Master System with the Light Phaser, great fun  :D
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Post by: AmigaJay on February 02, 2013, 12:45:06 PM
Playing B Rap Boys on MAME, very good game shame it didn't get converted to any home formats.
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Post by: Mire Mare on February 03, 2013, 12:35:59 PM
Finally got to level 10 on Robotron2084 on XBLA.  More fluke than skill.  I had a shockingly bad round 5, the guy died right at the start of the level and I limped through with 3 lives remaining.  I continued limping through to level 10 and unlocked that damned elusive achievement!

Still trying to get to the end of Rush'n Attack on the same system. Grrrrrr!

Started playing Hacker on the c64 again last night. Another game I enjoyed but never finished. I'm going to give it a good thrashing this week and see if I can get all the pieces to complete the game.
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Post by: Vyothric on February 03, 2013, 16:39:51 PM
Completed Captain (http://http) Claw (http://http) (PC) - I think this is one of the hardest games I've ever completed. I actually finished it on 5 health on my last life as well. 1 more hit and I would have had to start over from the previous save point before the boss.
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Post by: Bobinator on February 04, 2013, 17:11:54 PM
I spent an afternoon playing One Must Fall 2097 and Jazz Jackrabbit. Couldn't clear the first episode of JJ (about six stages) on the third hardest difficulty, so I'll need to give it another shot. Did I mention that Jazz is pretty much the best Sonic-style game you can find on any computer? Because it totally is.
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Post by: Vyothric on February 04, 2013, 17:56:54 PM
Completed Quake (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 05, 2013, 16:07:23 PM
Completed both Quake expansions as well.

Quake: Scourge of Armagon (http://http) (PC)

Quake: Dissolution of Eternity (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 05, 2013, 18:19:02 PM
Completed Mega Man (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 05, 2013, 23:44:18 PM
Completed Mega Man 3 (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 06, 2013, 22:22:05 PM
Completed Mega Man - Wily Tower (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 09, 2013, 15:48:43 PM
Completed Super Castlevania IV (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Anonymous on February 09, 2013, 17:13:20 PM
Hey guys, if you love retro-style, text-based strategic web browser games, try out 'The Grid'!

The Grid: http://www.codeelf.com/games/grid/ (http://http)

Quoted from Indie Games... "The Grid is the sort of game I haven't played in over 10 years. It is a text-only strategy multiplayer game you play by actually typing in commands and fantasizing you are logged in a BBS. It does feel quite a bit like a boardgame and generally has you capturing squares, building farms, hiring wizards, stealing from your neighbors, inciting revolutions, forming alliances and even attempting to bless everyone, while fighting to gather all the resources a powerful master of the grid would need."

(http://indiegames.com/the%20grid.png)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 11, 2013, 17:06:59 PM
Completed The Monuments of Mars (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Bobinator on February 14, 2013, 23:18:31 PM
I've been playing a lot of Wiz N' Liz on the Genesis/Mega Drive lately so I can write an article for it. Good game.

I've also been playing a bit of Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact. Not Third Strike, because I like the music on 2I better. Either I suck at this game, or the AI seriously needs to be toned down. Could be both!
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Post by: Vyothric on February 15, 2013, 16:41:03 PM
Completed Castlevania: Dracula X (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: davyk on February 17, 2013, 13:16:24 PM
Been playing some 7800 Asteroids at advanced level - tough SOAB - couldn't break 20K..... :-[
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on February 17, 2013, 14:14:42 PM
Spent some time trying some link up over internet retro gaming with my brother. Playing Metal Slug on Mame, Sonic and Tales on KEGA Fusion and a rock hard shmup with a Japanese name over the internet was a bit of fun. ;D
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Post by: TL on February 17, 2013, 14:26:46 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Spent some time trying some link up over internet retro gaming with my brother. Playing Metal Slug on Mame, Sonic and Tales on KEGA Fusion and a rock hard shmup with a Japanese name over the internet was a bit of fun. ;D

I did online on Kega Fusion with a friend of mine in the US a couple of months back, it worked really well!
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Post by: Shadowrunner on February 18, 2013, 01:32:51 AM
Played a bunch of games on my Jag CD today.
JagMania, Jagtris, and Do The Same. Fun games.
Soul Star was next and I forgot how good this game is. Absolutely epic music and really too bad it never got finished and released.
I then tried Black Ice White Noice. Not a whole lot to do in this but technically very impressive for the time. Another one that really should have been finished, you can tell a lot of time was put into it.
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Post by: TL on February 18, 2013, 01:40:36 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Played a bunch of games on my Jag CD today.
JagMania, Jagtris, and Do The Same. Fun games.
Soul Star was next and I forgot how good this game is. Absolutely epic music and really too bad it never got finished and released.
I then tried Black Ice White Noise. Not a whole lot to do in this but technically very impressive for the time. Another one that really should have been finished, you can tell a lot of time was put into it.

Glad you are enjoying them!
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Post by: nakamura on February 18, 2013, 16:40:56 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Completed Castlevania: Dracula X (http://http) (SNES)


Enjoy? And I assume you are emulating?
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Post by: Vyothric on February 18, 2013, 17:36:52 PM
Quote from: "nakamura"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Completed Castlevania: Dracula X (http://http) (SNES)


Enjoy? And I assume you are emulating?

Everdrive. Did I enjoy it? It's a tough one to call. I do like the 16-Bit Castlevania games, but they can really get on your nerves sometimes. I'd say the overall gameplay in Dracula X is more difficult than SCIV and Bloodlines as well. Thankfully the end boss isn't anywhere near as difficult as Bloodlines though. It's a good game, you just need to be in a really patient mood to play it.
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Post by: nakamura on February 18, 2013, 18:03:00 PM
I didn't like Bloodlines at all, very average. I did quite like the bits of this I played but not a huge amount more. It felt like a step back from SCIV.
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Post by: Vyothric on February 18, 2013, 18:06:54 PM
I quite liked it. Maybe I was just in the zone at the time. The ending is almost impossible though, so I haven't completed it. That does ruin it a bit.

I think the Castlevania series is one of the rare occassions where I actually prefer the later games. Symphony of the Night and the GBA games are ace.
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Post by: Vyothric on February 19, 2013, 22:29:34 PM
Completed Castlevania: Bloodlines (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 24, 2013, 20:59:52 PM
Completed Quake 2 (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: dcultrapro on February 24, 2013, 21:33:56 PM
I was on PSO v2 again online over broadband with a bunch of mates from Dreamcast Talk, the custom server is really awesome with loads of brilliant features that Sega never thought of such as backing up your character to the server, friends list you can check on the website, legit checker etc. had a great time and brought back memories

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y10/ultrapro/pso%20night%20pics/IMAG1877_zps7d3b189e.jpg)
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Post by: nakamura on February 25, 2013, 17:39:25 PM
^^^That is awesome!
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Post by: Vyothric on February 25, 2013, 23:02:09 PM
Completed Body Harvest (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 26, 2013, 21:30:46 PM
Completed Dynamite Dux (http://http) (Master System)
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Post by: dcultrapro on February 28, 2013, 15:01:25 PM
Quote from: "nakamura"
^^^That is awesome!

thanks muchly! The DCT guys are on there every Saturday night at about 10pm UK time, I will miss it this week as some friends are coming round but will be back the following week
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Post by: Vyothric on February 28, 2013, 22:55:09 PM
Completed Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (http://http) (Mega Drive) ....finally.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on March 03, 2013, 02:44:16 AM
Played my Turbografx today. Forgot just how amazing Blazing Lazers is and had fun with Klax too. Then I tried Vigilante....  two out of three aint bad lol. I seem to remember it being much better but still good nostalgia.
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Post by: TL on March 03, 2013, 14:03:59 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Played my Turbografx today. Forgot just how amazing Blazing Lazers is and had fun with Klax too. Then I tried Vigilante....  two out of three aint bad lol. I seem to remember it being much better but still good nostalgia.

Yeah there isn't any good beat 'em ups on the PCE/TG really, Vigilante is about as good as is gets I am afraid.

Blazing Lazers is an amazing game no doubt.

I played on my Mega Drive last night:

Sonic 3
Tecmo World Cup
Double Clutch
F1
Turbo Outrun
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on March 04, 2013, 21:47:23 PM
After sorting some of the stuff from my garage, tonight I was trying consoles to make sure they still worked after getting damp. Game Gear, wouldn't work on mains adaptor but played Sonic2 on battery power for a while.

Then plugged in the CD32 and put in Pinball Fantasies. That was the end of any more testing as I got carried away playing Pinball, amazed at how good it still looks, and how well it still plays. The time was gone in a flash  :D
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Post by: davyk on March 04, 2013, 22:49:46 PM
DoDonPachi....


DoDon-effiing-Pachi. Have my white import Saturn set up with my CRT rotated and I'm seeing bullet patterns in my sleep.

I'm playing on 1 credit.

Can no-miss level1 and 2 but for some reason can't get past level 3 on 1 credit. I'm pretty low skilled at shmups but I thought I'd be doing better after spending some time on it. Have been at this for 4-5 days now, an hour or so every day.

And as for chaining - can't seem to crack 90 on level 1 - was stuck on 70 for a few days but I think I can see how to bridge the gap to keep it going - but then I screwed up and blew it at 90 - should be able to get a 140 combo at least on level 1.

Ho hum..


Did I mention that this game is quite superb?
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Post by: TrekMD on March 05, 2013, 01:20:22 AM
I decided to give a spin to some 2600 homebrews, so I spent some time playing Pac-Man 4K, Crazy Balloon, Hunchy 2, and Osytron over the weekend.  :)
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Post by: Bobinator on March 05, 2013, 21:31:30 PM
So I've been playing through Crusader: No Remorse a little bit. I'm still not past the first misison, since the level structure is kind of mazelike, and there are a few parts that'll pretty much instantly kill you if you go near them. Hooray for quicksaves.

I really do want to get further into this, though. I mean, a game where you play as Not Boba Fett We Swear inflicting horrible demises on a bunch of faceless mooks (and a few bystanders, because why not) while awesome .mod music plays? Sign me up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6js2gA_d0Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6js2gA_d0Y)
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Post by: TrekMD on March 05, 2013, 22:56:27 PM
Quote from: "Bobinator"
So I've been playing through Crusader: No Remorse a little bit. I'm still not past the first misison, since the level structure is kind of mazelike, and there are a few parts that'll pretty much instantly kill you if you go near them. Hooray for quicksaves.

I really do want to get further into this, though. I mean, a game where you play as Not Boba Fett We Swear inflicting horrible demises on a bunch of faceless mooks (and a few bystanders, because why not) while awesome .mod music plays? Sign me up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6js2gA_d0Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6js2gA_d0Y)

Any remorse from playing it?   :P
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Post by: Vyothric on March 06, 2013, 20:33:28 PM
Completed Revenge of Shinobi (http://http) (Mega Drive) - Of all the games I've completed, this is probably the one that I attempted, and failed at, the most number of times before doing so. And after finally beating the last boss, I find out I didn't do it quickly enough and got the bad ending. Yeah, well, sod this game. I'm not doing it again.  :P
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 06, 2013, 20:57:52 PM
Been going through Taito Legends (1+2) on Xbox:

Had crack at Ninja Kids, Nastar (Rastan 2-Bigger sprites and you re-spawn where you died, but otherwise not a patch on 1st game)+ Rastan been played so far.
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Post by: Vyothric on March 06, 2013, 22:15:56 PM
Completed Chuck Rock (http://http) (Mega CD) - Well that was shorter than I expected.
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Post by: DZ-Jay on March 08, 2013, 11:17:42 AM
I recently played "D2K" and "He-Man: Master of the Universe" for the Intellivision, as part of the HSC at AtariAge.  This weekend I'll be playing Lock-N-Chase.

Yesterday, in between breaks from work, I play-tested a new and upcoming Intellivision home-brew by GroovyBee (Mark Ball), called "Rocketeer." (http://http)  He just released a teaser demo and it shows great potential.  Plus, it looks gorgeous.

    dZ.
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Post by: TL on March 08, 2013, 11:38:53 AM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
I recently played "D2K" and "He-Man: Master of the Universe" for the Intellivision, as part of the HSC at AtariAge.  This weekend I'll be playing Lock-N-Chase.

Yesterday, in between breaks from work, I play-tested a new and upcoming Intellivision home-brew by GroovyBee (Mark Ball), called "Rocketeer." (http://http)  He just released a teaser demo and it shows great potential.  Plus, it looks gorgeous.

    dZ.

It's Jetpac from the Spectrum!

Looks like a good version of it too  8)
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Post by: TrekMD on March 08, 2013, 12:46:58 PM
I have to download the ROM to test it out. 
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Post by: tomwaits on March 08, 2013, 14:36:11 PM
Quote from: "davyK"
DoDonPachi....

DoDon-effiing-Pachi. Have my white import Saturn set up with my CRT rotated and I'm seeing bullet patterns in my sleep.

I'm playing on 1 credit.

Can no-miss level1 and 2 but for some reason can't get past level 3 on 1 credit. I'm pretty low skilled at shmups but I thought I'd be doing better after spending some time on it. Have been at this for 4-5 days now, an hour or so every day.

And as for chaining - can't seem to crack 90 on level 1 - was stuck on 70 for a few days but I think I can see how to bridge the gap to keep it going - but then I screwed up and blew it at 90 - should be able to get a 140 combo at least on level 1.

Ho hum..


Did I mention that this game is quite superb?

A few comments about this...
DoDonPachi is awesome. And TATE mode looks so much better than the horizontal mode. I think it loads higher resolution graphics data from disc on the mode change.

If you have a quality PC controller you might also like Crimzon Clover. It's an indie Japanese shmup that's similar to DDP. There's a demo available here: http://indiegames.com/2010/01/indie_gam ... lover.html (http://indiegames.com/2010/01/indie_game_pick_crimzon_clover.html)


I play shmups and arcade games on 1 credit too. The challenge of seeking perfection. :) I really like going for high scores on combo based shmups... huge replay value. Added challenge to allow some enemies to survive for a few extra seconds so that you can extend combo chains. I also usually play shmups on max difficulty. Some of the recent shmups don't even have a combo meter on the normal difficulty. You have to play on max difficulty or the full scoring rules aren't even in play.

Also, are you using a Saturn pad or arcade stick? The Saturn pad is great, but for me an arcade stick gives much more accurate control for shmups and I can get much higher combos/scores.
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Post by: Vyothric on March 09, 2013, 00:00:07 AM
Completed Ninja Gaiden (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: tomwaits on March 09, 2013, 17:16:04 PM
Played some INVS (Yaroze Classics) on the Nuon. Excellent Galaga inspired game with a variety of enemy and weapon types. Lots of great ideas. Brutal difficulty though since you only have one life and have to collect the bits of debris that rain down after destroying enemies to fill your shield meter.
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Post by: nakamura on March 09, 2013, 17:50:46 PM
Been playing Return of Double Dragon on the SFC which I adore. Really technical fighter and despite ropey visuals, well worth playing is it is one of the best in the genre.

Also completed chapter 1 of Doom on the SNES. Obviously it isn't very smooth but I like playing it on the 16 bit console. It is impressive when you strip down how much they got in.

Got owned on master level of F-Zero. Death Wind, despite being an oval track just killed me. Can normally do it but not this time!

Finally I have been playing Dracula X: Rondo of Blood. As it stands I am upgrading the game from average to good. Seem to be getting on much better with it now. I always loved the levels and overall design of the game but the jumping remains crap.

Just back into Final Fantasy VI on SNES these past couple of days. Finally made the World of Ruin and things are moving along nicely. 19 hours play time and still no grinding needed.

Popped in Exhaust Heat 2 for a few more races. Currently on the F3000 series and in the process of upgrading the car to tackle the tracks. Lots of content in the game too. 32 tracks over the 3 car classes.
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on March 09, 2013, 20:31:42 PM
Today I was going through some more of the stuff from my garage, fired up a couple of Dreamcast games and then put in Crazy Taxi 2. That was it for an hour or more, no more sorting just Crazy Taxi on the DC, and once again blown away by how good the Dreamcast is.  :o
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Post by: Shadowrunner on March 10, 2013, 02:06:59 AM
Played my Turbografx today with the Turbo Booster for the first time. What a difference it makes not using RF anymore! Picture is much better. Played Blazing Lazers, Cratermaze and Final Lap Twin.
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Post by: TL on March 10, 2013, 02:26:44 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Played my Turbografx today with the Turbo Booster for the first time. What a difference it makes not using RF anymore! Picture is much better. Played Blazing Lazers, Cratermaze and Final Lap Twin.

The PAL TG puts out an amazing picture with RGB Scart so it's probably similar.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on March 10, 2013, 02:30:51 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Played my Turbografx today with the Turbo Booster for the first time. What a difference it makes not using RF anymore! Picture is much better. Played Blazing Lazers, Cratermaze and Final Lap Twin.

The PAL TG puts out an amazing picture with RGB Scart so it's probably similar.

Yeah from what I've read Scart is better yet but I'm just happy to not have to use that crappy RF cable!
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 12, 2013, 17:43:31 PM
Been playing (Jap) Contra Hard Corps on MD this afternoon, with cheats in use (Only did as i wanted to see full game).

Gob-smacked by this, the amount of graphical tom foolery being pulled off with 'gay abandon' (can i say that on here in this day and age? or is it 'borderline homo-phobic? :-) ), just really impressive game, no need for MCD, let alone SNES when the best MD teams could pull of stunts like this.
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Post by: TL on March 12, 2013, 17:54:32 PM
I played a few Mega Drive games:

Sonic The Hedgehog
Arrow Flash
OutRun
Sensible Soccer (Mega CD)
Hellfire
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Post by: oldgamer on March 15, 2013, 17:31:37 PM
Donkey Kong Country
Super Mario Bros.
Street Fighter 2
all on SNES

And Shinobi on Sega
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Post by: Shadowrunner on March 24, 2013, 01:17:19 AM
Spent all afternoon playing my Genesis.
Sonic 2, Streets of Rage, Columns, and Soldiers of Fortune  :D
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Post by: Vyothric on March 24, 2013, 03:18:35 AM
Completed Conker's Bad Fur Day (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: Minerals on March 24, 2013, 10:52:20 AM
Played some N64 yesterday:

Cruisin' USA
WCW/nWo Revenge
ISS '98

 :111:
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Post by: onthinice on March 24, 2013, 13:22:25 PM
This site rules!!!!! Genesis/Mega Drive, N64 and Snes gaming nirvana 8)
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on March 24, 2013, 16:56:48 PM
Just been playing Zool on the CD32 and then a little Blazing Lazers on the TurboGrafx.  ;D
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Post by: TL on March 24, 2013, 17:01:40 PM
Great choices Doug!

I am having a retro gaming day myself with the Saturn, I am on a driving game trip right now so played:

Highway 2000
Need For Speed
Formula Karts
Daytona Championship Circuit Edition
Street Racer

I also completed Street Racer! It was nice to revisit a few games I haven't played in years!
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Post by: Minerals on March 24, 2013, 17:41:30 PM
More N64 gaming today  :16::

WaveRace 64
F-Zero X
Goldeneye
NBA Courtside
Super Mario 64
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Post by: Shadowrunner on March 25, 2013, 00:39:44 AM
Played Lost Eden on my 3DO today. Bought this game years ago but I had only played it once. I've meant to come back to it and I finally did! Point and click adventure game with dinosaurs, having a lot fun with it.
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Post by: onthinice on March 25, 2013, 20:16:08 PM
I have never tried Lost Eden Shadowrunner. Sounds like a good game.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on March 25, 2013, 20:32:56 PM
Yeah I really like it so far, definitely a hidden gem  :)
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Post by: onthinice on March 25, 2013, 20:37:21 PM
Keep us updated. The 3DO doesn't always get much attention.
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Post by: Vyothric on March 26, 2013, 18:30:31 PM
Completed Mischief Makers (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: onthinice on March 27, 2013, 04:58:00 AM
Nice job Vyo! Have you ever thought of releasing tips on beating these games?
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Post by: Vyothric on March 27, 2013, 15:16:00 PM
Not really  :P

There are a lot of videos and guides around already. But if there's something specific you want to know then you can ask.
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Post by: onthinice on March 27, 2013, 15:25:58 PM
Thanks Vyo! What is the fastest time you have completed a game?
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Post by: Vyothric on March 27, 2013, 16:39:22 PM
Er...Outrun maybe? I don't really count that though.

There are a lot of games that can be completed in less than an hour or even half an hour. Mainly 2D platformers, but also things like Streets of Rage.

A/X-101 on the Mega CD & Burning Soldier on the 3DO are also pretty short.

If you just mean games that I can complete relatively quickly compared to how long they would take the first time then it'd probably be something like Diddy Kong Racing.
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Post by: onthinice on March 29, 2013, 19:18:32 PM
Wow! I have never unlocked everything on Diddy kong Racing. I always get sidetracked. No pun intended. I start to play and someone will stop over. Then we always end up in two player racing.

Do you ever time yourself Vyo to see if you can best yourself? Or do you play just to complete the games?
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Post by: Vyothric on March 29, 2013, 19:38:42 PM
I've spent quite a bit of time getting best times for certain levels/tracks on DKR & Goldeneye, but generally I find the idea of speed-running pretty tedious. Back in the day my sister would print out tables for DKR & Goldenyee and we'd write our times down. All my friends would add their times too.

Also, back then you had more time between games so you may as well. Now, there are so many games I could be playing that normally as soon as I've seen the credits, that's it, I'm off to the next game.
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Post by: onthinice on March 29, 2013, 19:48:37 PM
I understand. So many games so little time. My problem was growing up when games did not have an ending. On the 2600 it was always about high scores. Thanks again for your insight and time.
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Post by: Vyothric on March 31, 2013, 04:46:15 AM
Completed WinBack: Covert Operations (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on March 31, 2013, 09:48:47 AM
Played Jaguar XJ220 on the MegaCd for a while, then went on to Zool 2 on the CD32 to complete a few levels.
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Post by: TL on March 31, 2013, 14:17:37 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Played Jaguar XJ220 on the MegaCd for a while, then went on to Zool 2 on the CD32 to complete a few levels.

I love Jaguar XJ220! (and Zool for that matter)

I have been playing some Lynx stuff over the last couple of days for review purposes:

Para Lemi
Puzzle 2000
Fission
Marble Madness
Chip-8
Bubble Trouble
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 31, 2013, 20:48:41 PM
XJ220 was the 1st game i bought for my MCD (and only thing out on it for a while after), i hated racing games and wanted something to show off my new toy, sadly intro aside, it made very little use of the hardware (CD music in game) from what i can recal.

:-(
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Post by: TL on March 31, 2013, 21:17:01 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
XJ220 was the 1st game i bought for my MCD (and only thing out on it for a while after), i hated racing games and wanted something to show off my new toy, sadly intro aside, it made very little use of the hardware (CD music in game) from what i can recal.

:-(

It uses hardware scaling too to scale all the sprites and road side objects.
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 01, 2013, 08:52:35 AM
I'm probably being too harsh on it and it might well have been the 1st MCD game to use the scaling hardware throughout game, but it looked bland to myself and did'nt scream OMG that's amazing! in a way something like the later Batman Returns driving sections did.

Bear in mind i'd just forked out 270 just for an add-on, for something that was supposed to blow the SNES and Mode 7 out of the water (which it later did), i was really looking for huge sprites etc being thrown around, something that was leaps ahead of what the std MD could do, so came away rather unimpressed at the time.
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Post by: Mire Mare on April 02, 2013, 22:15:35 PM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Still trying to get to the end of Rush'n Attack on the same system. Grrrrrr!

DONE IT!!   :69: 


TFFT!!
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Post by: dcultrapro on April 03, 2013, 17:24:12 PM
been playing more of the following for my channel... loving EVERY MINUTE playing these games again!

Slave Zero DC
Dragons Blood DC
Headhunter DC
Frame Gride DC
Deep Fear SAT
PSO V2 DC

got a bunch of new saturn games from Laird (ta v much!) a week or two ago which I haven't played yet but will get there eventually! And I really wanna do some more driving games on the DC though it'll go on the backburner till I can get D2 for Dreamcast and some more Saturn games done
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on April 04, 2013, 13:04:42 PM
Received some Ebay purchases so I've been playing Manx TT on the Sega Saturn, loving the biking action and finally found something on the Saturn to like.  :113:
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Post by: TL on April 04, 2013, 13:16:25 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Received some Ebay purchases so I've been playing Manx TT on the Sega Saturn, loving the biking action and finally found something on the Saturn to like.  :113:

Great to hear!!!!  :111:
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Post by: Mire Mare on April 04, 2013, 14:09:39 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Received some Ebay purchases so I've been playing Manx TT on the Sega Saturn, loving the biking action and finally found something on the Saturn to like.  :6:

That game was why I bought a Saturn.  It gives almost as much fun as it's arcade counterpart.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 04, 2013, 22:54:06 PM
Completed Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (http://http) (Mega CD)
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Post by: nakamura on April 05, 2013, 12:27:05 PM
Sega Saturn session the other night which included Dungeons and Dragons, Hyper Duel, Strikers 1945 and Tiger II Plus. Also had a dabble on Sega Rally to compare it to the PS2 version I have and despite being on a much weaker console, it still plays wonderfully well and looks nice.

Hyper Duel is a fantastic shooter. Proper old school and none of this bullet hell rubbish.
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Post by: TL on April 05, 2013, 13:05:33 PM
Thanks to getting the SNK collection for the Wii I played these Neo Geo games:

Fatal Fury
Last Resort
Burning Fight
Magician Lord
Samurai Shodown
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Post by: Vyothric on April 07, 2013, 03:17:22 AM
Completed Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (http://http) (PS1)
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Post by: TL on April 08, 2013, 15:33:36 PM
More Neo Geo games!

Top Hunter
Shock Troopers
Burning Fight
Sengoku
Neo Turf Masters

I have to say that Sengoku is utterly brilliant, right up there as one of my favourite Neo Geo games!  :16:
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Post by: Vyothric on April 08, 2013, 18:16:18 PM
Completed Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes (http://http) (PS1)
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Post by: onthinice on April 08, 2013, 18:24:49 PM
What is next Vyo, Hooters Road Trip(PS1)?

Just kidding, good job!
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Post by: Vyothric on April 08, 2013, 18:54:37 PM
Got another Duke Nukem game up next. Zero Hour on the N64.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on April 08, 2013, 19:40:56 PM
Played a whole bunch of 7800 games over the weekend.
Ms. Pacman, Centipede, Asteroids, Xevious, Pole Position 2, Robotron 2084, and Desert Falcon.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on April 08, 2013, 19:44:42 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Played a whole bunch of 7800 games over the weekend.
Ms. Pacman, Centipede, Asteroids, Xevious, Pole Position 2, Robotron 2084, and Desert Falcon.

Awesome! You will have to post your thoughts on the 7800 and its games in the 7800 thread (http://http)  :113:
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 08, 2013, 19:47:44 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Sidearms (Via Capcom Collection vol 2 on PS2).

What's the general feeling on this, as a coin-op?-Myself, not that impressed, whilst i can see it inspired other games (Retrograde on C64 for example), found it dull.

Poor music and sound FX, gameplay seemed to consist of warp in, get slaughtered, warp in, get slaughtered, face uninspired end of level boss (and i hate those damn snakes that keep cropping up).

Really did'nt feel anything special.

I love the PC Engine version, I only vaguely remember playing the Spectrum and arcade versions.

Thread bump, as just been reading the C.U review of the C64 version...Overall:2/10.LOL
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on April 08, 2013, 20:09:43 PM
Thanks to another post of The Laird, I got a copy of Phoenix for the Atari 2600. Having swapped the guts from a broken case into a non functioning Woody I ended up playing Phoenix for an hour or so yesterday.  8)
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Post by: onthinice on April 09, 2013, 02:49:05 AM
Sounds like a great game to pass the time.
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on April 09, 2013, 20:16:15 PM
I noticed in Phoenix when you shoot both wings off a Phoenix you end up with a space invader  :113:
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Post by: onthinice on April 10, 2013, 16:52:52 PM
We had a small grocery store(who am I kidding, after A&P closed it was are only grocery store).

Point is they had Phoenix. They only had one arcade at a time. Not sure if they rented or bought them. I always like to go and play.
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Post by: TL on April 10, 2013, 19:13:55 PM
I have been playing some Mega Drive games today for review purposes:

Angry Birds
Rick Dangerous
Iraq War 2003
Uwol: Quest For Money
Battle City
Pringles
Chess
Virtua Fighter Vs. Tekken
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on April 10, 2013, 21:46:33 PM
Angry Birds on Megadrive????  :106:
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Post by: TL on April 10, 2013, 21:48:24 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Angry Birds on Megadrive????  :106:

Yep!

See THIS (http://http) topic.
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Post by: Mire Mare on April 10, 2013, 23:21:01 PM
Ghosts n Goblins and 1942 in the XBLA Capcom Arcade.  I'd forgotten how darned difficult GnG is! :/
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Post by: jdanddiet on April 12, 2013, 13:43:25 PM
Was playing a bit of Taz Escape from Mars last night with my son. Didn't get very far because he preferred to just make Taz eat bombs/dynamite etc and belch, which caused much hilarity as you can imagine to a five-year-old...
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Post by: onthinice on April 12, 2013, 13:50:29 PM
:D
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on April 12, 2013, 22:02:13 PM
Quote from: "jdanddiet"
Was playing a bit of Taz Escape from Mars last night with my son. Didn't get very far because he preferred to just make Taz eat bombs/dynamite etc and belch, which caused much hilarity as you can imagine to a five-year-old...
As much as it does to a 45 year old?
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Post by: TL on April 13, 2013, 14:13:04 PM
Played a few more homebrew Mega Drive games:

Oh Mummy
Chess
Glass Breaker
Wolfenstein 3D
Dance Impact
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Post by: Vyothric on April 13, 2013, 22:59:19 PM
Completed Stargate (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on April 14, 2013, 00:49:57 AM
Played a whole bunch of Blazing Lazers today. Got to the 7th level for the first time, not sure if that's good or not but I was pretty happy  ;D
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Post by: onthinice on April 14, 2013, 02:00:25 AM
Nice one, Shadowrunner 8)
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Post by: Anonymous on April 14, 2013, 08:36:25 AM
Manic Miner
Wanted : Monty Mole

I forgot how damn hard these were  :102:
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Post by: nakamura on April 14, 2013, 12:14:35 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Completed Stargate (http://http) (SNES)

Any good?


I played a few bits last night. Completed all cups on my SFC Super Mario Kart, then I moved onto Super Castlevania IV, which is utterly superb.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 14, 2013, 12:51:48 PM
It's OK. It can be a bit annoying though. If you don't get all the bomb pieces and hieroglyphs then you actually fail the game.

This happened the first time I played it. I played through the whole thing, beat the end boss and didn't get an ending so I had to do it all over again.

Can't say I would really recommend it. The music got on my nerves at times too.
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Post by: nakamura on April 14, 2013, 12:57:07 PM
Ha!

Why on earth did you play it then?
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Post by: Vyothric on April 14, 2013, 13:03:13 PM
It's something to do. It wasn't too bad the first time round. Not getting an ending screen bothered me so I re-played it. I like to finish games.
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Post by: nakamura on April 14, 2013, 13:12:19 PM
Heh, fair enough. I like to complete games but tend to not bother with the more average ones.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 15, 2013, 01:46:06 AM
Completed Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on April 15, 2013, 03:23:51 AM
Sticking with the Turbografx theme this weekend I played some Klax on it today.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on April 15, 2013, 13:51:06 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Sticking with the Turbografx theme this weekend I played some Klax on it today.

It's a great version but I prefer it on the Lynx
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Post by: TL on April 17, 2013, 23:20:10 PM
I played a ton of Master System homebrews today via Kega Fusion:

DARC
Digger Ball
Lost Raider
Bread & Butter
Radical Rat
VG Fighter
Snake
Rental Car
New Duel
Derpy's Mail
Tower Of Sokoban
SMS Paint
Headless Ninja Volley
Digger Chan
Data Storm
Astro Dodge
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 21, 2013, 02:10:27 AM
Well let's see...
First I fired up the Neo Geo CD and played Mutation Nation, Samurai Shodown, Viewpoint, Ghost Pilots, and Magical Drop 2.
Then I switched to the Atari 7800 and played Super Cobra, Ms. Pacman, Xevious, Asteroids, Food Fight, and Donkey Kong.

It was a busy day  :4:
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Post by: TrekMD on April 21, 2013, 03:36:12 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Well let's see...
First I fired up the Neo Geo CD and played Mutation Nation, Samurai Shodown, Viewpoint, Ghost Pilots, and Magical Drop 2.
Then I switched to the Atari 7800 and played Super Cobra, Ms. Pacman, Xevious, Asteroids, Food Fight, and Donkey Kong.

It was a busy day  :4:
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Post by: Shadowrunner on April 21, 2013, 05:11:04 AM
Yes that too!  :21:
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on April 21, 2013, 12:20:27 PM
Last night I was playing Phoenix on the 2600 and this morning I fired up the 3DO version of Gex and lost myself in that for a while. Gex on the 3DO was more fun than I remembered it being on the Playstation but it's probably just the excitement of the 3DO.  :10:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 22, 2013, 15:00:33 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Last night I was playing Phoenix on the 2600 and this morning I fired up the 3DO version of Gex and lost myself in that for a while. Gex on the 3DO was more fun than I remembered it being on the Playstation but it's probably just the excitement of the 3DO.  ;D
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Post by: davyk on April 22, 2013, 19:49:46 PM
Have got back into Yoshi's Island (SNES version). I'm trying to perfect all the levels which unlocks the hidden levels that are extra tough.

Forgot how good this game is - it still looks and sounds pretty spectacular - even on my LCD.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 24, 2013, 21:06:50 PM
Completed Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: matt on April 24, 2013, 21:23:03 PM
hi

i was playing streets of rage on my sega megadrive the other day it was brilliant. while i was looking for some wallpaper of the game for my facebook page, i came across this site which is brilliant for retro games!! They have all the consoles and games and many i couldnt remember until i saw them again.  try it out.

LINK REMOVED - Do not spam a site in your first ever post, try introducing yourself and being part of the community first - Admin
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Post by: matt on April 24, 2013, 21:28:36 PM
im !!sorry

didnt know there was rules!!!! :-)
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Post by: TL on April 26, 2013, 19:23:42 PM
I played some G-LOC on the Game Gear, just because I was testing it out before sending the console on to Vyothric to be repaired.

I remembered it being brilliant but it seems very bland these days.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on April 28, 2013, 02:00:16 AM
I finally got around to trying out the long lost Dreamcast game Geist Force today.  After reading the Laird and Ultrapros thoughts on it a while back I thought about just leaving it sealed and keep it as a cool collectable but curiosity got to me. It's buggy for sure but I really like the look of it and it has a ton of potential. Really too bad it was never finished but getting to play around in the unfinished world on this disc is really cool  :111:
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Post by: dougtitchmarsh on April 28, 2013, 16:50:26 PM
Today I have been mostly playing Psycho Pinball on the Megadrive as I picked it up for a quid at the local carboot. A great Pinball simulation which is similar to the Pinball Fantasies etc. and plays really well on the MD. A nice challenge to the tables and good graphics made me happy for just 1 Pound Coin.
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Post by: TrekMD on April 28, 2013, 23:06:38 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Today I have been mostly playing Psycho Pinball on the Megadrive as I picked it up for a quid at the local carboot. A great Pinball simulation which is similar to the Pinball Fantasies etc. and plays really well on the MD. A nice challenge to the tables and good graphics made me happy for just 1 Pound Coin.

Sounds like fun!  :)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on May 06, 2013, 02:50:36 AM
Played quite a few retro games over the weekend.

Blazing Lazers - Turbografx
Megarace, Gex, Starblade - 3DO
SMB 3, Strider - NES
Samurai Shodown 2, Ninja Combat - Neo Geo CD

Good times  :)
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Post by: Bobinator on May 06, 2013, 16:05:01 PM
I've been playing a lot of Spot Goes To Hollywood for the PS1, and it's surprisingly not bad. It's a whole lot better than Cool Spot, mostly because the game doesn't force you to wander all over the level collecting crap, and the enemies don't take ten hits to kill.

Sadly, the same can't be said for its Genesis version, which to use a technical term, sucks on ice.
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Post by: Vyothric on May 11, 2013, 22:27:50 PM
MDK (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: TL on May 11, 2013, 22:29:22 PM
Awesome Golf and STUN Runner on the Lynx!
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on May 11, 2013, 22:45:00 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
MDK (http://http) (PC)

Still have my PSone version, loved this game back in the day (and was originally said to be 'impossible to do on Psone :-) ).
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Post by: Shadowrunner on May 12, 2013, 00:35:27 AM
Played Cratermaze on the Turbografx today. I'm up to level 50 now, must end soon???
Also played HMS Raptor and Tube SE on the Jag. HMS is very simple but incredibly fun and Tube is very impressive and awesome! That Dr Typo guy should start pressing discs and selling them, great stuff  :)
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Post by: TL on May 12, 2013, 00:39:48 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Played Cratermaze on the Turbografx today. I'm up to level 50 now, must end soon???
Also played HMS Raptor and Tube SE on the Jag. HMS is very simple but incredibly fun and Tube is very impressive and awesome! That Dr Typo guy should start pressing discs and selling them, great stuff  :16:
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Post by: Bobinator on May 12, 2013, 01:19:01 AM
I've been playing a lot of football games ever since I've figured out how to play it for a podcast. I've been playing Madden '95 and Mutant League Football for the Genesis/Mega Drive. Madden's a bit too much of a simulation for my tastes, while Mutant League lets you bribe and or kill the referee. Also, a bad tackle will send you hurting into the depths of deep space, which I'm pretty sure would be a penalty in another game.

I've also been playing NFL Blitz, which is probably my favorite of the football games so far. If the other team scores a touchdown, don't worry! Just ELBOW DROP THE MOTHERFUCKER.
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Post by: Vyothric on May 18, 2013, 21:44:40 PM
MDK2 (http://http) (PC)
Pod (http://http) (PC)
Mega (http://http)Race (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Rogue Trooper on May 19, 2013, 20:40:29 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
MDK2 (http://http) (PC)
Pod (http://http) (PC)
Mega (http://http)Race (http://http) (PC)

Big MDK 2 fan, gorgeous on DC at the time, but a mutha of a difficult game.Bought again on PS2, textures etc washed out, lower res, did'nt get on so well with controls, but easier to play over all.
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Post by: TL on May 19, 2013, 20:47:05 PM
This weekend?

Where do I start?  :24:
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Post by: TrekMD on May 19, 2013, 20:51:20 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
This weekend?

Where do I start?  :3:
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Post by: TL on May 20, 2013, 18:02:23 PM
Well the highlight of the weekend was playing on the systems I had never played on before and also the arcade machines too. So here is a bit of a round-up:

Sam Coupe - Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters, Manic Miner
Tatung Einstien - Jet Set Willy, Comic Bakery
CGL Sord M5 - Super Cobra
Quickshot Supervision - Crystal Ball
Sega SG-1000 & SC-3000 - Flicky, Choplifter, Pitfall, Hero, Congo Bongo
Elan Enterprise 128 - Manic Miner
Texas Instruments TI-99 - Parsec
Dragon 64 - Jet Set Willy
Amstrad GX4000 - Switchblade, Burnin' Rubber


Arcade Machines - Star Wars, Amidar, Super Cobra, Return Of The Jedi, Defender, Time Pilot, Wreck It Ralph, Frogger, Space Invaders, Centipede, Pole Position, Area 51, Mr. Do, Tank Battalion.

Pinball Tables - Back To The Future, No Fear, The Shadow, Street Fighter 2
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Post by: TrekMD on May 20, 2013, 19:47:13 PM
Quite the list there, Laird.  Looks like you had a lot of fun!
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Post by: TL on May 20, 2013, 19:48:01 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quite the list there, Laird.  Looks like you had a lot of fun!

My only disappointment was not getting to play the Juno First machine as it was always busy!
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Post by: TrekMD on May 20, 2013, 19:58:27 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quite the list there, Laird.  Looks like you had a lot of fun!

My only disappointment was not getting to play the Juno First machine as it was always busy!

Oh wow.  I never played it on the arcade but, from watching videos, it must be fun.  I know the 2600 version is fun, so I'd expect the arcade to be as good or better.
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Post by: Vyothric on May 21, 2013, 16:51:28 PM
Beneath a Steel Sky (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: TrekMD on May 24, 2013, 20:03:50 PM
I decided to give my new AtariVox+ a spin with my Vectrex, so here is what I've played:

Debris Revisited
Color Clash
Shifted
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Post by: TL on May 24, 2013, 20:10:52 PM
I was writing some stuff for Atari User today so I played:

Q*bert - Atari XL/XE
Fuzzball - Atari ST
Luchsenstein 3D - Atari Lynx
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Post by: Vyothric on June 01, 2013, 16:29:26 PM
Crisis Force (http://http) (NES)

First one on the completed "scoreboard" for the NES.
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Post by: onthinice on June 02, 2013, 00:39:31 AM
Alright, Vyo! What other NES games do you have planned?
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Post by: Vyothric on June 02, 2013, 02:12:08 AM
Mega Man 4-6, Zelda 1 & 2, Metroid, Castlevania...

I've played bits of some of these before, but never the whole thing and never on an actual NES.
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Post by: onthinice on June 02, 2013, 03:25:59 AM
Some nice game choices. I have played a couple of the early Mega Man games and a little Metroid. Have Fun!
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Post by: TL on June 02, 2013, 13:02:05 PM
I played a load of Spectrum games last night via emulation:

Apache Raid
Chase H.Q.
Dragon Ninja
Batty
Auf Wiedersehen Monty
Armalyte
Black Lamp
Blazing Thunder
Buzzsaw+
Cabal
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Post by: Shadowrunner on June 03, 2013, 01:42:22 AM
Played a ton of games this weekend.

Jaguar - Cybermorph, Tempest 2000, Defender 2000, Tube SE, HMS Raptor.

3DO - Road Rash, Psychic Detective.

Neo Geo CD - Rally Chase, KOF 99.

Turbografx - Devils Crush, Blazing Lazers.

SNES - Super Mario World, WWF Raw, F-Zero.

And that's just the retro games I played!  ;D
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 03, 2013, 17:49:55 PM
Yesterday I spent about an hour or so playing Fallen Angels for the Jaguar so I can review it  :16:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 03, 2013, 18:02:14 PM
Bio Menace (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 05, 2013, 14:00:00 PM
Mega Man 4 (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 05, 2013, 14:53:06 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Mega Man 4 (http://http) (NES)

Hats off to you, I've never come close to completing a Mega Man game!
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Post by: Vyothric on June 05, 2013, 16:27:46 PM
Thanks. Completed 1-4 now  :)

Also, Tubular Worlds (http://http) (Amiga)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on June 05, 2013, 19:31:00 PM
I actually got round to setting up my N64 and playing a little Mario Kart. I also delved into the SNES to play GP1, a motorcycle racing game.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on June 05, 2013, 19:36:45 PM
I prefer the N64 version of Mario Kart over the Super Nintendo version. Is GP1 any good, Doug?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on June 05, 2013, 19:51:29 PM
GP1 looks great, haven't had much time to play it and it feels like a steep learning curve with the way the bike handles and the twisty track I started on. I will play it some more and report back  :26:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 07, 2013, 01:00:09 AM
God of Thunder (PC)

Episode 1 (http://http)
Episode 2 (http://http)
Episode 3 (http://http)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on June 07, 2013, 01:58:17 AM
Thanks for the update Doug :) Nice job, Vyo!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 07, 2013, 22:21:43 PM
Darkwing Duck (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on June 08, 2013, 03:05:22 AM
I like the cartoon. Is the game any good Vyo?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 08, 2013, 11:08:51 AM
Yep, I thought it was pretty good. It's very Mega Man-like, but it's Darkwing Duck so 100 times cooler.  8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on June 08, 2013, 11:10:18 AM
Thanks Vyo!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 08, 2013, 17:27:51 PM
Batman (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 08, 2013, 17:31:05 PM
I fired up the old Atari 8-bit emulator and played a few games:

Yogi's Great Escape
Gorf
Super Cobra
Space Invaders
Dig Dug
Pac-Man
Arkanoid
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 09, 2013, 01:54:34 AM
Played a couple 7800 games today that I hadn't tried before.

Karateka - Wow, that game is broken! What happened to the playtesting?

Jinks - Very odd game! Took a while to figure out what the hell I was supposed to do but once I did it was okay, but not great.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 09, 2013, 13:15:31 PM
Batman: Return of the Joker (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 10, 2013, 14:12:12 PM
Batman (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 10, 2013, 22:01:23 PM
Wolverine (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 13, 2013, 00:07:17 AM
Batman Returns (http://http) (Master System)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 13, 2013, 20:30:41 PM
Are you only playing Batman games Vyo?  :10:
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Post by: Vyothric on June 13, 2013, 21:03:38 PM
Mainly yeah. I was watching some AVGN videos including the one about Batman games.

It's pretty confusing though as I'm not just trying the ones in the video. There's....

Batman: The Caped Crusader
Batman The Movie
Batman (MD & NES versions are different)
Batman: Return of the Joker
Batman: Revenge of the Joker (MD & SNES versions of Return of the Joker)
Batman Returns (MCD version with driving, MD version without, MS version which is different, NES version is different as is the SNES one)
Batman Forever (crap)
Batman Forever - The Arcade Game
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (MCD is driving, MD version is a side-scroller, SNES version looks like a platformer)

...or something like that.

Obviously I'm not going to try and complete them all, but just trying to figure out which is which is difficult.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 14, 2013, 01:05:24 AM
Mega Man 5 (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 15, 2013, 18:32:32 PM
Mega Man 6 (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on June 16, 2013, 16:03:18 PM
Just spent a little time playing Parodius on Mame, and a wierd Space Invaders style clone I found in the roms list. Loads of fun though.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on June 18, 2013, 23:26:34 PM
System Shock II (PC) - bought this today from GOG for the offer price of $4.99/3.24. Only played through the training mission thus far but the production values are extraordinary for the time it was released. Really looking forward to playing it through after having seen so many comments praising the game over the years.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 19, 2013, 19:09:03 PM
Ninja Gaiden (http://http) (NES)

Completed this before on the SNES, but you get passwords on that so I wanted to do it properly on the original. Not that the passwords really help but still.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on June 19, 2013, 19:29:42 PM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
System Shock II (PC) - bought this today from GOG for the offer price of $4.99/3.24. Only played through the training mission thus far but the production values are extraordinary for the time it was released. Really looking forward to playing it through after having seen so many comments praising the game over the years.

Clearly a man of fine, fine taste.Took me an age to get game running on my XP PC at the time, patches galore, but by god was it worth it.I'm one of those sad types who loves patching a story together via audio logs etc and the game just delivered in spades.SHODAN and The Many just provided a superb atmosphere to the game.



'we should'nt let SHODAN play God.It's clear she's too good at it'

Plus loved Xerxes, who would be rather grateful if you'd kindly sit and wait for the foes that are rapidly closing in on you'.

I'd love to see System Shock 2 remade in say the Bioshock Infinite engine.

And this was on way to Dreamcast at 1 point, work stopped very early on, but footage has been found.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 20, 2013, 23:10:16 PM
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on June 23, 2013, 15:52:48 PM
My daughter asked if we could play some "old games" today. A couple of hours playing SNES Mario Allstars and then Atari 2600 Combat, Bowling and random games from the 32 in 1 cart. 2 player basketball went down well with her, and boxing was a hoot :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 23, 2013, 18:20:47 PM
Awesome Doug!  :113:

I played on the good old Mega Drive today:

Jurassic Park
Corporation
Steel Talons
Rampart
Lotus Turbo Challenge
Sonic 2
Sensible Soccer
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 24, 2013, 05:01:19 AM
Played Sturmwind a lot this weekend. Awesome game and worth the wait and all the hassles to get it!  Also while I had the Dreamcast going I played some Sega Rally 2, another great game  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on June 26, 2013, 22:19:40 PM
I have my Jaguar hooked up recently, been playing Pitfall: Mayan Adventure, Breakout 2000, Defender 2000, Missile Command 3D and Total Carnage. I beat Pitfall for the first time this past weekend and really enjoyed the ending. I have found a new love for this game, as it used to be very neglected in my collection, and not a game that I particularly enjoyed playing due to the shoddy controls and cheap shot difficulty. But after some serious time and actually progressing steadily in the game, I grew to enjoy the heck out it, and now I consider it amongst the best platformes on the system, next only to Rayman.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 29, 2013, 17:51:33 PM
The Secret of Monkey Island (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 29, 2013, 22:12:00 PM
On my Mega Drive handheld thing I played:

Fatal Labyrinth
Streets Of Rage 2
Alex Kidd
Flicky
Columns
Altered Beast
Sonic & Knuckles
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 30, 2013, 12:55:33 PM
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 30, 2013, 17:41:46 PM
Full Circle Rocketeer on the Jaguar CD - it's not very good.

 :112:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 30, 2013, 17:47:54 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Full Circle Rocketeer on the Jaguar CD - it's not very good.

 :21:
I played World Tour Racing on the Jag CD yesterday and a whole bunch of Defender 2000.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 30, 2013, 19:39:37 PM
Didn't you see his recent retro purchases, Shadowrunner?  That game was there...I'm sure with the intention of reviewing it.  Clearly, we have the short version right here.  LOL
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 30, 2013, 21:58:20 PM
The Curse of Monkey Island (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on July 01, 2013, 00:46:43 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Full Circle Rocketeer on the Jaguar CD - it's not very good.

 :112:
Of course it's not good. Wake me up to the Jag homebrew scene when they get something on par with Sturmwind. Jaguar can do awesome games, but it's homebrew scene produces stuff that doesn't take advantage of anything the Jag can do at all. It just seems like a complete waste of money and time. Homebrews on other consoles tend to be equal to or even beyond what was originally released during their time, hello Adventure II and Princess Rescue for example.

GORF catches my eye only because it's a port, and it looks arcade perfect but I'm not a fan of the game. But I would love to see some good ports on the Jaguar, but instead we keep seeing these vanity projects for people to pat each other on the back over, but offer the Jaguar community very little in the end.

Oh yeah, I played Flashback on Jag today, got through level 2, it took about 2 hours to do that. This game is very difficult! Also played a game of Breakout 2000, which I can't play good on my new TV because of some video lag, and I can't play Pinball Fantasies either for the same reason. It sucks because I really like my video upconvertor as it makes my Jag games look better than ever, but the lag is killing some of my favorite games. I might have to look into getting that expensive $400 Japanese upconvertor, if it really doesn't have any lag like I've read.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 01, 2013, 00:54:44 AM
Dr. Typo makes good games for the Jaguar (certainly games that do use the hardware much better than other folks do).  Unfortunately, they are not released through a vendor but they are posted online for free.  You can burn the games on CD to play or use a Skunkboard to play. 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on July 05, 2013, 21:38:58 PM
Finished Flashback for the Jaguar on easy today. I just wanted to get through it and see the ending, it's not something I care about what the difficulty is. That said, I was pleasantly surprised that the ending wasn't complete rubbish, like most Jag game endings. Glad I played through it.

Yesterday I played to level 72 on Defender 2000. I love this game.

Today I played Strikers 1945 and Raiden Project on PS1. Looking for other PS1 games that are very similar to those two titles. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on July 05, 2013, 21:40:54 PM
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
Today I played Strikers 1945 and Raiden Project on PS1. Looking for other PS1 games that are very similar to those two titles. Any suggestions?

Get a Saturn  :4:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on July 05, 2013, 21:45:31 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
Today I played Strikers 1945 and Raiden Project on PS1. Looking for other PS1 games that are very similar to those two titles. Any suggestions?

Get a Saturn  :4:
I have one! I need that action replay cart though. I have In The Hunt and Loaded on Saturn. I definitely will consider investing some money on that in the future.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on July 05, 2013, 21:48:33 PM
If you like those kind of shooters then the Saturn is definitely the best option!

I got an Action Replay a few years ago, one of the best purchases I ever made.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 06, 2013, 21:49:50 PM
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
Finished Flashback for the Jaguar on easy today. I just wanted to get through it and see the ending, it's not something I care about what the difficulty is. That said, I was pleasantly surprised that the ending wasn't complete rubbish, like most Jag game endings. Glad I played through it.

Yesterday I played to level 72 on Defender 2000. I love this game.

Today I played Strikers 1945 and Raiden Project on PS1. Looking for other PS1 games that are very similar to those two titles. Any suggestions?

If your after shooters on PS1:

Viewpoint, Thunderforce 5, Tempest X3, Raystorm, R-types, Einhander, Super Dropzone, Ray Crisis, G-Darius, Parodius Deluxe, R-Type Delta, Salamander deluxe, X2, Sonic wings Special, Philosama might be your thing.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 06, 2013, 21:51:12 PM
The Punisher (MAME).Completed it, then went and looked at MD version-Really should have been a MCD game, looses a lot it looks like by having smaller sprites, bosses espically.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on July 07, 2013, 18:57:55 PM
I played a few games on my new Asian Mega Drive:

Lotus Turbo Challenge
Keio Flying Squadron
Sensible Soccer
Ultimate Qix
Sonic 3
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on July 09, 2013, 19:12:28 PM
Do you have an Asian Mega Drive Laird? You kept that quiet  :24:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 09, 2013, 19:18:31 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
Do you have an Asian Mega Drive Laird? You kept that quiet  :24:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 09, 2013, 19:31:22 PM
Outrun (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Outrun 2019 (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Super Bomberman (http://http) (SNES)
Super Bomberman 2 (http://http) (SNES)
Super Bomberman 4 (http://http) (SNES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 09, 2013, 21:40:36 PM
Super Bomberman 5 (http://http) (SNES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on July 16, 2013, 21:25:51 PM
As I was at a retro event this weekend gone I played a few title:

SNK Neo Geo

Windjammers
League Bowling
World Heroes

Arcade

Blood Storm
Street Fighter: The Movie
Amidar

OUYA

Fists Of Awesome
Towerfall

NES

Duck Hunt
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on July 20, 2013, 15:54:51 PM
Falling Block on the Systema 2000!!!  :16:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 21, 2013, 21:51:36 PM
I plugged my Retron N1 today and played a few NES games:

- Adenture Island
- Battle Kid 1
- Crystalis
- Joe & Mac
- Marble Madness
- Metroid
- Pinball
- The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy
- Track & Field II
- Ultimate Frogger Champion
- Updated Donkey Kong Arcade Classics (aka, Donkey Kong Pie Factory)

I must say that after playing the XM version of Donkey Kong, even this NES version is lacking.  Still, it is cool to have all four screens to play on the NES version.  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on July 22, 2013, 22:55:44 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
Finished Flashback for the Jaguar on easy today. I just wanted to get through it and see the ending, it's not something I care about what the difficulty is. That said, I was pleasantly surprised that the ending wasn't complete rubbish, like most Jag game endings. Glad I played through it.

Yesterday I played to level 72 on Defender 2000. I love this game.

Today I played Strikers 1945 and Raiden Project on PS1. Looking for other PS1 games that are very similar to those two titles. Any suggestions?


If your after shooters on PS1:

Viewpoint, Thunderforce 5, Tempest X3, Raystorm, R-types, Einhander, Super Dropzone, Ray Crisis, G-Darius, Parodius Deluxe, R-Type Delta, Salamander deluxe, X2, Sonic wings Special, Philosama might be your thing.

Thanks! I would definitely want Sonic Wings Special but I've only seen that one as Japan version, is there a US version? I use to have Sonic Wings 3 on Neo Geo homecart and loved it. Another PS1 shmup I've seen that I'm considering is Gekioh Shooting King, at least that's a US release. And Mobile Light Force looks decent too.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 24, 2013, 18:24:49 PM
Since my last post:

Saturn Bomberman (http://http) (Saturn)
Bomberman (http://http) (PS1)
Kirby's Dream Land (http://http) (GB)
Flight of the Amazon Queen (http://http) (PC)
Super Mario 64 (http://http) (N64)

I've now equalled my total from last year of 81 games completed so I've slowed down now.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 31, 2013, 00:21:20 AM
Some more completed games:

Bomberman (http://http) (NES)
Bomberman 2 (http://http) (NES)
Blade Runner (http://http) (PC)
Silver Surfer (http://http) (NES) (THIS (http://http) Silver Surfer)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 31, 2013, 00:31:40 AM
I've been working on reviews for the past several days.  Here's the stuff I've played:

Intellivision
- Centipede
- Deep Pockets
- Dragonfire
- Frog Bog
- Locomotion
- Match 5
- Scarfinger
- Thunder Castle
- Tron Solar Sailer
- Tropical Trouble

Atari 2600
- Cat Trax
- CGE Adventures
- Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition
- Garfield
- Muncher
- Princess Rescue
- Red Sea Crossing
- Return of Mario Bros.
- Shield Shifter
- Street Racer 2
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 01, 2013, 03:28:14 AM
Crud! I played the Intellivision today. Thought about playing Centipede but forgot about Locomotion. One of my favorites next to Thin Ice.

Can't wait to read your reviews. I am very excited to read your thoughts about Red Sea Crossing.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 09, 2013, 20:26:21 PM
Heroes of the Lance (http://http) (NES)
Castlevania (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 09, 2013, 20:29:14 PM
Here's what I've been playing...

Intellivision
Happy Trails
Hover Force
Ice Trek
Kool-Aid Man
Lady Bug
Pinball
Pole Position
Q*Bert
River Raid
Worm Whomper
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 10, 2013, 16:09:42 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Heroes of the Lance (http://http) (NES)
Castlevania (http://http) (NES)

On Heroes of the Lance. I do not recall Dragons of the Flame. Wonder if it was a sequel?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 10, 2013, 16:11:22 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Here's what I've been playing...

Intellivision
Happy Trails
Hover Force
Ice Trek
Kool-Aid Man
Lady Bug
Pinball
Pole Position
Q*Bert
River Raid
Worm Whomper

Nice list of games! Are you playing Hover Force in 3D, TrekMD?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 10, 2013, 16:23:51 PM
No, not in 3D.  Was there a 3D version for the Intellivision?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 10, 2013, 17:00:57 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Heroes of the Lance (http://http) (NES)
Castlevania (http://http) (NES)

On Heroes of the Lance. I do not recall Dragons of the Flame. Wonder if it was a sequel?

It is. As with Heroes of the Lance, Dragons of Flame is on several different systems. The computer versions (of both) are also a bit different than the NES one. Didn't get along with any of them, even though I played the PC version back in the day. All the computer ones I tried had really slow movement and no music. Not that the NES versions are brilliant, but found them more playable.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 11, 2013, 01:02:19 AM
Today spent time playing several Tengen games for the NES:

- After Burner
- Alien Syndrome
- Fantasy Zone
- Gauntlet
- Gauntlet II
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Pac-Man
- Pac-Mania
- Rolling Thunder
- Tetris

Keep an eye out for reviews of all these games in the reviews section in the next day or so.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 11, 2013, 01:10:44 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Today spent time playing several Tengen games for the NES:

- After Burner
- Alien Syndrome
- Fantasy Zone
- Gauntlet
- Gauntlet II
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Pac-Man
- Pac-Mania
- Rolling Thunder
- Tetris

Keep an eye out for reviews of all these games in the reviews section in the next day or so.

Great games Trek! For me it doesn't get much more classic than Tetris on the NES  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 11, 2013, 01:11:48 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"

Great games Trek! For me it doesn't get much more classic than Tetris on the NES  ;)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on August 11, 2013, 01:15:21 AM
You posted that in the wrong thread Trek so I moved it!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 11, 2013, 01:16:32 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
You posted that in the wrong thread Trek so I moved it!

Been sitting in front of the computer too long!  LOL
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 11, 2013, 01:17:01 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"

Great games Trek! For me it doesn't get much more classic than Tetris on the NES  ;)

Oh yeah, there's the rare Tengen version too. Never played it so I'm referring to the Nintendo made version  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 11, 2013, 01:18:00 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"

Great games Trek! For me it doesn't get much more classic than Tetris on the NES  ;)

Oh yeah, there's the rare Tengen version too. Never played it so I'm referring to the Nintendo made version  :)  In fact, a version like Tengen's is being created for the 7800. 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 11, 2013, 01:21:46 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"

Great games Trek! For me it doesn't get much more classic than Tetris on the NES  ;)

Oh yeah, there's the rare Tengen version too. Never played it so I'm referring to the Nintendo made version  :)  In fact, a version like Tengen's is being created for the 7800.

Cool, looking forward to your review. Also great to hear the 7800 is getting a version, every console should have a port of Tetris  :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 11, 2013, 04:02:31 AM
The reviews have been posted.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on August 15, 2013, 08:47:48 AM
Decided to have a bit of a blast playing some of my old PlayStation games that have been gathering dust for several years -

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 - this used to be the cat's whiskers but now it looks and feels so incredibly dated
Rage Racer - one of my fave arcade racers ever... that's aged quite badly but fun is still to be had
R-Type Delta - great shmup, wish it was easier!
Tekken 2 - still the purest and, for me, the best Tekken game albeit Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is damn impressive too
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on August 18, 2013, 16:45:17 PM
Been playing on my new XEGS this afternoon:

Archon - Never played this, seems like a very cool game but need to read the instructions.
Lode Runner - Excellent old school platformer where you have to put real thought into what you do.
Airball - Isometric adventure game that seems pretty boring.
Hard Ball - Hate baseball games and couldn't get anywhere with this.
Missile Command - Superb conversion of the arcade game, was genuinely surprised how fast it plays.
Blue Max - Excellent isometric combat game but rock hard!
Midnight Magic - Very average pinball game, really showing its age.
Necromancer - WOW! This one caught me by surprise, incredibly strange but amazingly alluring too.
Desert Falcon - Very nice Zaxxon clone although not a patch on the superior 7800 version.
Flight Simulator II - Does what it says on the tin, YAWN!
Rescue On Fractulus - Still a highly impressive game to this very day. LucasArts at their best.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 23, 2013, 04:13:54 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Been playing on my new XEGS this afternoon:

Archon - Never played this, seems like a very cool game but need to read the instructions.
Lode Runner - Excellent old school platformer where you have to put real thought into what you do.
Airball - Isometric adventure game that seems pretty boring.
Hard Ball - Hate baseball games and couldn't get anywhere with this.
Missile Command - Superb conversion of the arcade game, was genuinely surprised how fast it plays.
Blue Max - Excellent isometric combat game but rock hard!
Midnight Magic - Very average pinball game, really showing its age.
Necromancer - WOW! This one caught me by surprise, incredibly strange but amazingly alluring too.
Desert Falcon - Very nice Zaxxon clone although not a patch on the superior 7800 version.
Flight Simulator II - Does what it says on the tin, YAWN!
Rescue On Fractulus - Still a highly impressive game to this very day. LucasArts at their best.

Some good games. Archon and Lode Runner are two of my favorites.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Rogue Trooper on August 23, 2013, 10:09:31 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "The Laird"
Been playing on my new XEGS this afternoon:

Archon - Never played this, seems like a very cool game but need to read the instructions.
Lode Runner - Excellent old school platformer where you have to put real thought into what you do.
Airball - Isometric adventure game that seems pretty boring.
Hard Ball - Hate baseball games and couldn't get anywhere with this.
Missile Command - Superb conversion of the arcade game, was genuinely surprised how fast it plays.
Blue Max - Excellent isometric combat game but rock hard!
Midnight Magic - Very average pinball game, really showing its age.
Necromancer - WOW! This one caught me by surprise, incredibly strange but amazingly alluring too.
Desert Falcon - Very nice Zaxxon clone although not a patch on the superior 7800 version.
Flight Simulator II - Does what it says on the tin, YAWN!
Rescue On Fractulus - Still a highly impressive game to this very day. LucasArts at their best.

Some good games. Archon and Lode Runner are two of my favorites.

Loved Blue Max when i had my A8, but man was it a real bastard in terms of difficulty, never seemed to let up, i can recal getting shot down just when i was trying to land..the runway being bombed as i was attempting to take off, bombing was real case of luck more than my skills (lol).Superb game though, but they so screwed up the sequel! Why on earth set it in a sci-fi future? surely a WWII setting was a more logical setting?.

Airball? yeah technically great, but so bloody frustrating to play, never been a fan of on any format.

Rescue On Fract.Hell yes!!!! A8 is THE version to play if given choice between C64+A8, 1st time a pilot knocked on the hatch i jumped out of my skin!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on August 25, 2013, 19:53:37 PM
Tried out a few games I hadn't yet played on the Saturn today:

Tilt - Blatant rip-off of Pinball Fantasies but pretty good all the same.
Marriage - Weird Japanese dating game thing, no idea what was going on!
Sakura Wars - Seems to be some sort of adventure game but it's all in Japanese so no idea.
Bug! - Pretty good game as platformers go.
AMOK - OMG! Why had I never played this before, absolutely stunning game that deserves a lot more attention!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Alberto 2K on August 26, 2013, 21:39:14 PM
I've been playing Virtua Racing on the 32X, still love that game!

Also played some rounds at Last Resort on the AES, great game but I'm really bad at it, couldn't pass the second stage... :P
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: avick on August 30, 2013, 07:34:59 AM
Pulled out the Jag last night and had a bash on Vid Grid, Blue Lightening and Dino Dudes.  On the down side, looks like my AvP cart is hosed   :(
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 30, 2013, 13:25:42 PM
Quote from: "avick"
On the down side, looks like my AvP cart is hosed   :(

Dang, that sucks.  Cleaning the contacts didn't help?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: avick on August 30, 2013, 14:58:27 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "avick"
On the down side, looks like my AvP cart is hosed   :(

Dang, that sucks.  Cleaning the contacts didn't help?
Not so far, but they going to get cleaned again tonight on the off chance!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on August 31, 2013, 05:37:43 AM
Played some Vectrex tonight...

- Vector Vaders
- Gravitrex Plus
- Spike Hoppin'
- Spike's Water Balloons
- Vectris
- Rockaroids
- Patriots
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on August 31, 2013, 10:16:42 AM
Quote from: "avick"
Pulled out the Jag last night and had a bash on Vid Grid, Blue Lightening and Dino Dudes.  On the down side, looks like my AvP cart is hosed   :(

I have never heard of or seen a Jag cart going bad so I would be amazingly surprised if you couldn't get this working.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: avick on September 02, 2013, 07:37:34 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "avick"
Pulled out the Jag last night and had a bash on Vid Grid, Blue Lightening and Dino Dudes.  On the down side, looks like my AvP cart is hosed   :(
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on September 02, 2013, 19:36:24 PM
Playing Kasumi Ninja and Ultra Vortek today on the Jaguar. I could use a nicer move list than the two I have printed out from gamefaqs. I mean, those are ok, but I prefer something with arrow icons for moves instead of stuff that just says 'forward, back, Away down' etc...

Ultra Vortek is a bad ass game though. The controls seem more responsive than KN, and you can pull off moves more consistently I think. KN has some awesome fatalities however, easily rivaling anything in Mortal Kombat.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on September 02, 2013, 19:38:09 PM
I am a big fan of Ultra Vortek, great fighting game!

I had a little retro party this weekend just gone round my house with Fin The Geek and Doug Titchmarsh from here and the Jaguar got a lot of play, Ultra Vortek was definitely a favourite.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on September 03, 2013, 02:01:14 AM
As one of the very few Jaguar games that I've ever been able to play through emulation, Ultra Vortek wasn't that bad, honestly. Sure beat the hell out of Double Dragon 5, at least.

Speaking of fighting games, I've been reminding myself how much I love Bloody Roar. While it started off as an arcade game, by the guys who brought you Bomberman, it's better known for it's Playstation version. In fact, I'd say it's basically the Playstation's answer to Fighting Vipers. And I love it. So much.  :105: Seriously, this is basically my favorite fighting game of all time. Sure, the sequel, also released for the original Playstation, is technically better. But the first game just... it all comes together better for me, personally.

 I'm not sure what it is, really. Might be the speed. Might be just how good it feels to play. The controls feel good, and the hits feel powerful, because a lot of your attacks send your opponents either spiraling through the air or rocketing into the nearest wall. Oh, and all the characters can become werebeasts with the press of a button, making them more powerful and giving them new moves. Nothing in a fighting game feels quite as good as a werewolf shoulder checking a young girl through a wall.

Bloody Roar (PS1) Gameplay (http://http)

I know that's a lot of writing about one fighting game, but... I like this game a lot.

In other news, you know Trog, that game I reviewed? Here's something interesting: There's a prototype version out floating across the internet that plays pretty differently. Instead of a Pac-Man style thing, you put down bones to make your dinosaur move around. I guess the best comparison would be something like Lemmings, or maybe Chu Chu Rocket, for those who've played that. It's a pretty cool idea, even if it's hard to control, and I kind of wish that they went with the original idea instead of what we got for the full version. I honestly like both versions, really. One of these days I'm going to have to grab some internet buddies and see how it plays with four players.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on September 04, 2013, 14:35:21 PM
Thanks to my new Atari Max cartridge I have been playing a load of XEGS games:

Mirax Force
Space Harrier
Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge
Blinky's Scary School
Ninja Commando
Fantastic Soccer
The Living Daylights
Mission
Sidewinder
World Soccer
Zybex II
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: avick on September 04, 2013, 19:22:44 PM
Quote from: "avick"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "avick"
On the down side, looks like my AvP cart is hosed   :(

Dang, that sucks.  Cleaning the contacts didn't help?
Not so far, but they going to get cleaned again tonight on the off chance!

Well, managed to 'find' some aircraft grade electronics cleaner at work. A quick spray and a wipe down with some q-tips seem to have done the trick! AvP is back on the menu!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 04, 2013, 19:49:40 PM
Quote from: "avick"
Quote from: "avick"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "avick"
On the down side, looks like my AvP cart is hosed   :(

Dang, that sucks.  Cleaning the contacts didn't help?
Not so far, but they going to get cleaned again tonight on the off chance!

Well, managed to 'find' some aircraft grade electronics cleaner at work. A quick spray and a wipe down with some q-tips seem to have done the trick! AvP is back on the menu!

Good to hear you got it working. I 'found' some isopropyl alcohol at work that I use for cleaning my carts.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: avick on September 05, 2013, 08:16:07 AM
I'd just ordered some isopropyl because I was too lazy to get off my a**e and go look for some, but this came my way just after.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on September 05, 2013, 19:08:53 PM
F-Zero (SNES/Wii U VC)
Golden Axe (MD)
Robotron 64 (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on September 06, 2013, 03:46:56 AM
Timeless Activision games. Frostbite being one of my favorites.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 06, 2013, 04:28:18 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Timeless Activision games. Frostbite being one of my favorites.

That looks like a great collection for the PSP!  I'm gonna have to look for it now  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on September 06, 2013, 04:29:27 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Timeless Activision games. Frostbite being one of my favorites.

That looks like a great collection for the PSP!  I'm gonna have to look for it now  :)
Oh, it is!  And you get to play with '80's music in the background!  A definitive must-have for the PSP!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 06, 2013, 04:32:32 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Timeless Activision games. Frostbite being one of my favorites.

That looks like a great collection for the PSP!  I'm gonna have to look for it now  :)
Oh, it is!  And you get to play with '80's music in the background!  A definitive must-have for the PSP!

80's music you say, well now I'm definitely sold!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on September 06, 2013, 12:45:08 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
80's music you say, well now I'm definitely sold!

Yep!  Like I said, a must have.  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on September 06, 2013, 14:14:54 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Timeless Activision games. Frostbite being one of my favorites.

That looks like a great collection for the PSP!  I'm gonna have to look for it now  :)
Oh, it is!  And you get to play with '80's music in the background!  A definitive must-have for the PSP!

80's music you say, well now I'm definitely sold!
Plus unlockables, like old commercials and patches.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on September 08, 2013, 14:48:28 PM
This weekend I have been playing through the various titles on the Konami MSX Collection for the Sega Saturn.

Unfortunately most of them are not very good and the ones that are good are nearly all let down by terrible scrolling. My opinion of the MSX, based on these games, is not a good one at all!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on September 10, 2013, 10:05:30 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
This weekend I have been playing through the various titles on the Konami MSX Collection for the Sega Saturn.

Unfortunately most of them are not very good and the ones that are good are nearly all let down by terrible scrolling. My opinion of the MSX, based on these games, is not a good one at all!

Yep, the quality of MSX emulation is spot-on then!  :21:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on September 10, 2013, 10:26:14 AM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Quote from: "The Laird"
This weekend I have been playing through the various titles on the Konami MSX Collection for the Sega Saturn.

Unfortunately most of them are not very good and the ones that are good are nearly all let down by terrible scrolling. My opinion of the MSX, based on these games, is not a good one at all!

Yep, the quality of MSX emulation is spot-on then!  :21:

Wow! I new emulation ports were getting better. Not sure that is a good thing. :39:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on September 10, 2013, 21:43:41 PM
Klax (Lynx) - stellar arcade conversion albeit I've always been rubbish at playing it
P.O.D. Point Of Destruction (Gizmondo) - fecking awesome shmup
Tekken 2 (PS) - visually very dated but still plays superbly
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on September 15, 2013, 18:17:36 PM
Played on the XEGS today:

Ghost Hunter
LA SWAT
Beamrider
Hard Hat Mack
Bristles
Panther
The Last V8
Agent USA
Missile Command
Jet Set Willy
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Crusto on September 15, 2013, 23:02:57 PM
Today I made the grave mistake of putting on the ultimate MD Collection. And worse still, playing Shining Force 2. Now I'm horribly addicted once again, its a brilliant game!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on September 15, 2013, 23:08:45 PM
That ultimate MD collection is amazing. I have copy for the PSP and Xbox 360. Good value and the games really hold up well. I have been wanting to give the Shining Force series a good workout. Glad you are enjoying it, Crusto.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on September 16, 2013, 01:13:21 AM
I only played a little bit of JagCD this weekend before getting hooked on Diablo 3

-Battle Morph
-Iron Soldier 2
-Dragon's Lair
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Crusto on September 16, 2013, 22:17:26 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
That ultimate MD collection is amazing. I have copy for the PSP and Xbox 360. Good value and the games really hold up well. I have been wanting to give the Shining Force series a good workout. Glad you are enjoying it, Crusto.

Yeah, it's great, completed it before. The beauty now is that my 7 year old would rather be playing this with me than anything current gen at the moment. A testament to the games quality.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on September 21, 2013, 01:42:41 AM
That is great news! Gives me hope for the younger generations.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on September 23, 2013, 20:40:30 PM
I played a ridiculous amount of games at Retromission this weekend just gone but for some reason I spent most of my time glued to a TurboGrafx.

I played some absolute shit (Knight Rider and Champion Wrestler I am looking at you) but I played a few real crackers I had not experienced before too like Die Hard and W-Ring.

However I found one game that really stood out and had me glued on it for ages, the bloody brilliant Metal Stoker:

PC Engine Longplay [196] Metal Stoker (http://http)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on September 23, 2013, 21:36:14 PM
I can see why you stayed glued to this one!  That looks fun! 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on September 25, 2013, 00:19:34 AM
So, I've been trying out this one game. Dunno if I'm going to stick to it, because it doesn't seem like it's going to get that much more interesting, but...

Outlander (Snes): Gameplay (http://http)

So this is a Mad Max game. That's all it could possibly be. Wikipedia says they had the license, then they lost it. Dunno if that's true for sure, but I'd believe it. Basically, it's like a cross between RoadBlasters and... a really bad sidescroller, I guess. Basically, for the most part, you're in your car, shooting up bikers with your machine guns. What's cool is that you can also fire your sawed-off from the side. When you get to a town, you punch a punch of people in the groin while refilling on ammo, health, and fuel.

I really want to like this game, and I might try it again, it's just not that exciting. You're pretty much driving down the same road for the whole game, and it feels a little monotonous. It also feels like it's a lot harder to avoid damage than it should be. That said, it would be a lot more fun if it weren't for the sidescrolling sections.

Quote from: "TrekMD"

Not sure if you're serious, given how many driving games use that perspective, but you might prefer the Genesis version: Outlander, Megadrive/Genesis Playthrough. Film 1 (http://http)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on September 25, 2013, 00:24:43 AM
So, this is Mad Max without being called Mad Max?  It doesn't look very exciting as a game.  It's rather repetitive and the point of view is a mess.  Are you supposed to be driving in the car?  If so, why do you see the car from behind.  Or are you driving another vehicle and controlling that car?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: slacey1070 on September 25, 2013, 14:26:51 PM
I'm thinking of starting a family with my N64, although I can't imagine they will be lookers...

I fired it up last night and had great fun with Beetle Adventure Racing, Lylat Wars and Goldeneye, with a side order of ISS 64.

And after that, my hand really really hurt..... so watched the James Hunt Niki Lauda programme on BBC3. Which had better graphics than the n64.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 25, 2013, 17:07:56 PM
Quote from: "slacey1070"
I'm thinking of starting a family with my N64, although I can't imagine they will be lookers...

I don't know where you're going to stick it in but good luck  :21:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on October 12, 2013, 21:16:23 PM
Loaded up my Atari Max cart with a fresh batch of games and played the following today:

Qix
Jetman
BMX Simulator
Fruit Machine Simulator
Juno First
Worm War I
Xenon Raid
Starquake
Yogi Bear And The Greed Monster
Robin Hood
Uridium
Robocop
Choplifter
Spellbound
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on October 12, 2013, 23:32:44 PM
Just finished a game of Jaguar Tempest 2000. I had one of the lousiest games I've had in quite awhile. Only 700K points in the yellow web zone to end. I usually crack a million points every game, now I feel unfulfilled.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 13, 2013, 05:05:02 AM
I played the PS1 port of Gex today. I downloaded it from PSN and played it on my Vita, this is the way to play PS1 games! Shrunk down on the beautiful Vita screen these games look incredible! I think I still prefer the original 3DO version of the game but it's great on any platform.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on October 21, 2013, 18:08:14 PM
On the Atari XEGS:

Grand Prix Simulator
BMX Simulator
Druid
Star Trek
Up & Down
Qix
Demon Attack
Frogger
Satan's Hollow
Zaxxon
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 21, 2013, 20:06:11 PM
Played Vitua Racing and Star Wars Arcade on the 32X, awesome games!
I also picked up a NTSC conversion copy of Darxide and tried it out. Visually it's probably the best on the system but the gameplay is pretty basic and it got old very quick. Cool to try the game out but definitely not worth what original copies of this game go for!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Minerals on October 28, 2013, 17:04:05 PM
Played a few Gameboy Advance games today:

- Advance Guardian Heroes
- Ice Climber
- Mario vs Donkey Kong
- Pacman World 2
- Zelda: Minish Cap

and also the uniquely awesome Ninja Cop  :16:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on October 30, 2013, 19:59:26 PM
Today I finally got round to playing Froggie on the Atari 7800 and I have to say that it's absolutely superb!

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/Froggie1_zps21021535.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on October 30, 2013, 21:45:36 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Today I finally got round to playing Froggie on the Atari 7800 and I have to say that it's absolutely superb!

(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/Froggie1_zps21021535.png)

Yes, it sure as hell is! Up until now, the Starpath version of Frogger was my most favorite version to play. This version may unseat that version as top version to play. I believe it will be released in the AA Store as well.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: HomerRamone2084 on October 31, 2013, 11:38:30 AM
Played  a bunch of BBC Games the other day. (On an emulator).
Frak, Snapper and Repton :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on November 01, 2013, 18:56:03 PM
Played a few games on the Jaguar CD and the XEGS with Zapiy today including:

XEGS

Thunderfox
Satans Hollow
Grand Prix Simulator
Juno First
Gridrunner

Jaguar CD

BattleMorph
Hover Strike: Unconquered Lands
Tube: SE
Impulse X
Downfall
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on November 02, 2013, 17:45:19 PM
Yesterday, for the International Play Your Vectrex Day I played these titles:

- Protector
- YASI
- Spike Hoppin'
- Rockaroids Remix
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on November 03, 2013, 22:27:17 PM
I played Elansar on the Jaguar today. Completed it on my first go, massive disappointment.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on November 03, 2013, 22:40:10 PM
Played more Tempest 2000 on Jag today. I honestly don't think I am going to get any better at this game. I'm actually getting worse it seems. I've been playing this game regularly for 19 years and still haven't passed level 64 without cheating (which I did once just to see the stages after). Now I pretty much get stuck on the yellow web zones and rarely make it to the rainbow webs anymore. Pulsars just give me too much trouble.

I don't feel like I'm all that good at T2K, but I want to be awesome at it. I don't have time to play it everyday though, which is probably the problem. I can get in a game or two on the weekend and that's it.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on November 03, 2013, 23:45:18 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I played Elansar on the Jaguar today. Completed it on my first go, massive disappointment.

A lot of people are saying the same thing.  The game is too short.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 04, 2013, 00:59:51 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "The Laird"
I played Elansar on the Jaguar today. Completed it on my first go, massive disappointment.

A lot of people are saying the same thing.  The game is too short.

I still haven't got around to playing this, however if it's that short I guess I don't need much time!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on November 09, 2013, 18:05:29 PM
I will be posting a review of it very soon!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on November 21, 2013, 17:53:19 PM
Today I played on my Mega Drive:

Judge Dredd
T2: Judgement Day
Tazmania
Chiki Chiki Boys
Bloodshot
Champions World Class Soccer
Mortal Kombat
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 03, 2013, 19:10:58 PM
More Mega Drive today:

Darwin 4081
Star Voyager
Gaiares
Oh Mummy
Elemental Master
Assault Suit Leynos
Ghostbusters
Shiten Myooh
Strider
Chakan
Lemmings 2
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on December 11, 2013, 20:47:51 PM
Played on the Master System a bit today while I took a break from writing:

Space Harrier
The Ninja
World Grand Prix
Transbot
Enduro Racer
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on December 26, 2013, 03:39:07 AM
Today is Christmas, so I had a video game marathon (and movies as well).  What did I play?  Here is the list:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on January 11, 2014, 20:10:13 PM
So, since I've started using the flightstick I've gotten with this new computer of mine, I've been looking for more games to use it with. Descent works fantastically, for one thing, and although it took time to get used to, it's hard not to feel like a little kid once you've got used to it. "ENGAGE THE THROTTLE! fIRE CONCUSSION MISSLES! pewpewpewpewpew" ...No, I've never actually done that. Sure was tempting, though.

More interestingly, however, I've been playing a bit of the original Wing Commander. Previously, my only experience with it had been about five minutes with the SNES version, and that is NOT the sort of game you play with a SNES controller. That, and... to be honest, I never got on with flight sims. I always thought of them as confusing, hyper-technical games where you had a million buttons to learn. And for me, Wing Commander still IS. But I've been learning enough of it that I've actually passed a few missions.

It's a damn hard game, that's for sure. You WILL need the reference card if you want any chance to survive. I've died a lot. So often, in fact, that I've been running a metaplot in my head about Robert Naytor, the pilot who ended up in a spacefighter somehow and has been stuck in a Groundhog Day-style loop ever since. Yeah, I get bored, sometimes. :P

I've mostly been figuring things out piece by piece. Learn to use your uncomfortably stereotypical wingmen to draw fire. Use autopilot so you don't have to sit staring at your cockpit from navpoint to navpoint. Let your mothership know you're coming before you ram your highly expensive spacefighter into them. Don't bother with that arcade machine, it's seriously bullshit. You also need to be REALLY stingy with your missiles, too, because you hardly get any of them.

I also really like how your decisions actually do have an effect on the plot, something you'd take for granted in modern times, but seriously pretty awesome for 1990. I had to admit I was surprised when I got a seperate cutscene for getting bitched out by the because my ship got shot up too much. Oh, sorry, commander, I'll try to be more careful when I'm helping to save the world. Dick.

That said, though, the graphics can be seriously hard to interpret, especially when you're trying to dock with your main ship. Much like Doom, everything is sprites made in different angles. The problem is in a game set in space, where you can be at pretty much any angle, sometimes things are REALLY hard to recognize, especially if you're far away from something. Is that speck up ahead a Kilrathi, or just your violently Scottish wingman? Choose wisely.

I'm not really sure yet if I'll continue playing past the first game, if I ever get around to finishing it. I know the later games focus much more heavily on the story, and to be honest, I'm not finding the story interesting. To be honest, I'm finding the evil space cats based off of WW2-era Japan you fight to be more interesting than the actual side you play on. I'm not sure what that says about me, but I dunno.

Not sure what I'll do from here. Maybe I'll try to finish this game up, and then maybe I'll try X-Wing and Tie Fighter. I've heard good things. Now I just have to find their damn manuals...
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Post by: TrekMD on January 11, 2014, 20:55:30 PM
I've heard lots of good things about X-Wing.  Give it a spin. Are the manuals online?
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Post by: Minerals on January 12, 2014, 19:02:06 PM
Played some SNES on emulation today:

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Post by: Vyothric on January 13, 2014, 00:28:49 AM
02/01/14 - Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality (http://http) (PC)
08/01/14 - Phantom 2040 (http://http) (Mega Drive)
12/01/14 - Phantom 2040 (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on January 13, 2014, 01:41:04 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
02/01/14 - Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality (http://http) (PC)
08/01/14 - Phantom 2040 (http://http) (Mega Drive)
12/01/14 - Phantom 2040 (http://http) (SNES)

Phantom2040 is a game I want to pick up. Which version is better?
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Post by: Vyothric on January 13, 2014, 03:08:12 AM
Well....

They're both pretty good. The grappling hook thing that you use (a lot) works better on the SNES making the general gameplay a lot smoother, but the Mega Drive version is easier because....

The final boss battle is slightly different. To have a proper chance at beating it on the SNES you need a weapon that can only be obtained early in the game. I had to replay the entire game because of this. Obviously once you know this, it does make the SNES version the one to play, but otherwise the Mega Drive one would be.

Basically, in the SNES version - make sure you give the Panther to Cairo at the beginning of Chapter 2, go to Maximum and beat Graft to get the Spread shot.

Er, yeah. This is why I don't write reviews.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on January 13, 2014, 14:53:49 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Well....

They're both pretty good. The grappling hook thing that you use (a lot) works better on the SNES making the general gameplay a lot smoother, but the Mega Drive version is easier because....

The final boss battle is slightly different. To have a proper chance at beating it on the SNES you need a weapon that can only be obtained early in the game. I had to replay the entire game because of this. Obviously once you know this, it does make the SNES version the one to play, but otherwise the Mega Drive one would be.

Basically, in the SNES version - make sure you give the Panther to Cairo at the beginning of Chapter 2, go to Maximum and beat Graft to get the Spread shot.

Er, yeah. This is why I don't write reviews.

Sounds like the SNES version is the way to go. Thanks  :)
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Post by: TL on January 13, 2014, 20:39:14 PM
I played a few 2600 games while I was testing out consoles to sell yesterday:

Ghostbusters
Centipede
Boing
Frogger
Skiing

I also played a few ST games today for research purposes!

Kid Kong
No Second Prize
Amberstar
Wings Of Death
Temple Of Shaolin
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Post by: Vyothric on January 14, 2014, 20:24:13 PM
13/01/14 - Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars (http://http) (PC)
14/01/14 - Earthworm Jim 3D (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 15, 2014, 20:21:23 PM
Commander Keen 2: The Earth Explodes (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: avick on January 17, 2014, 07:29:01 AM
Fired up the Saturn last night - I felt the urge to play some Sega Rally and Radiant Silvergun
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Post by: Vyothric on January 17, 2014, 18:03:48 PM
16/01/14 - Commander Keen 3: Keen Must Die! (http://http) (PC)
17/01/14 - Commander Keen: Keen Dreams (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 18, 2014, 16:48:55 PM
Metal Storm (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: Mire Mare on January 18, 2014, 19:26:57 PM
An old game on a new system: I was playing Impossible Mission on my PS3 this week.  This is the reboot of IM containing a reskinned version with added cutscene to go with the new graphics and modern front end, a combined old/new version and, thankfully, an 'almost' unadulterated original version.

Still a great game and still hard as nails. Looks great on a big TV, also works on my Vita and it plays nicely with the PS3 pad too.

3.49 well spent :)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 18, 2014, 21:48:01 PM
Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: TL on January 19, 2014, 01:28:44 AM
Tonight I tested out my latest Atari Max cart workbook that I am preparing for Video Game Carnival next week.

I played the games on my 800XL as the XEGS is still with Retro Gamer:

Pac-Man
Panther
X-8
Callisto
Donkey Kong
Mario Bros.
Defender
Space Invaders
Jet Set Willy 2007
Zenji
Miner 2049'er
Millipede

I also want to add that Millipede is absolutely bloody amazing, I loved this game on the 2600 but the A8 version is something else. There are tons of sprites on screen with no flicker, fast gameplay, non-stop action and some of the best sound effects I have heard in a game ever. A8 Millipede is right up there with the best games on the system, superb shooter. Here is a video for you:

Millipede for the Atari 8-bit family (http://http)
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Post by: TrekMD on January 19, 2014, 01:47:55 AM
Someone needs to convert that for the 5200.  The current version for the system sucks but it is known to be incomplete. 
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Post by: Vyothric on January 19, 2014, 17:30:04 PM
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 19, 2014, 21:23:31 PM
Commander Keen 5: The Armageddon Machine (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 20, 2014, 23:18:30 PM
Commander Keen 6 (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: TL on January 20, 2014, 23:35:48 PM
Played a load more on my 800XL tonight, really loving the A8 right now:

Boulderdash
Millipede
Satan's Hollow
Pac-Man
Qix
Koronis Rift
Perplexity
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Post by: Vyothric on January 22, 2014, 18:24:47 PM
Power Blade (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: kapturerelease on January 22, 2014, 21:14:56 PM
My list for the day.

Wonderswan:
Gunpey EX
Rhyme Rider Kerorican
Digimon

Gameboy:
Bomberman Nes Classic
Marioland
Batman

Nomad:
Klax
Trouble Shooter
Marvel land

As you can see I'm still unpacking so handhelds it is.



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Post by: TL on January 23, 2014, 00:17:05 AM
Stuck on the 800XL again today to play through some of the cartridges I have picked up:

Pole Position
Robotron 2084
Battlezone
Dig Dug
Star Raiders II

I really had forgotten just how bloody good Star Raiders II is, I must have been playing it for about an hour! It has to be one of the best games on any 8-bit computer, absolutely sublime.

[align=center:13ripv1y]Star Raiders 2 (http://http)[/align:13ripv1y]
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Post by: TrekMD on January 23, 2014, 01:18:51 AM
Star Raiders 2 really looks great.  I need to get the ROM and play it using emulation.
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Post by: Vyothric on January 23, 2014, 20:20:37 PM
Power Blade 2 (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: dra600n on January 24, 2014, 14:28:47 PM
I've gone through some retro games since the beginning of the year:

Mega Man 1
Mega Man 2 (I play this game frequently, trying to improve my speed run times)
Ninja Gaiden 1
Kickle Cubicle
Shining Force CD (beat Book 1, started Book 2)
Mortal Kombat 1 and II (Genesis versions)

And I'm probably going to play through Shining Force 1 and 2 in the upcoming months, as well as Final Fantasy 6 :)
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Post by: Anonymous on January 24, 2014, 14:59:33 PM
Just picked up a jailbreak thing for my Neo Geo X handheld and played:

Prince of Persia on Sega Genesis
Bomber Man 3 on SNES
Alien on Atari 2600

and a couple others I can't remember. Makes the Neo Geo worth its money though being able to play w/e you want on it (IMO).
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Post by: Vyothric on January 25, 2014, 16:17:09 PM
Wolfchild (http://http) (Mega Drive)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 26, 2014, 02:33:57 AM
Metal Law (http://http) (Amiga)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 27, 2014, 03:41:48 AM
Streets of Rage (http://http) (Master System)
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Post by: Scooter-Computer on January 27, 2014, 11:06:55 AM
on Neo Geo X I played Metal Slug and Magician Lord.
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Post by: TL on January 27, 2014, 12:04:08 PM
Downloaded some games from the Virtual Console on my 3DS:

Game Boy: Alleyway, Double Dragon, Pac-Man, Qix, Game & Watch Gallery 2.

NES: Super C, Double Dragon, Life Force.

Game Gear: GG Shinobi, Columns, Master Of Darkness
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Post by: Vyothric on January 28, 2014, 02:30:20 AM
Sonic the Hedgehog (http://http) (Master System)
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Post by: kapturerelease on January 28, 2014, 07:55:59 AM
Genisis:
Task Force Harrier EX
Arrow Flash
Heavy Nova


Master System:
Tom and Jerry
Enduro racer




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Post by: Vyothric on January 28, 2014, 17:44:39 PM
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 28, 2014, 22:33:01 PM
Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 29, 2014, 20:57:48 PM
Journey to Silius (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: TL on January 29, 2014, 21:08:47 PM
Over the last 3 days I have pretty much played my way through the entire ColecoVision library - it was very hard work!
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Post by: TrekMD on January 29, 2014, 23:58:42 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Over the last 3 days I have pretty much played my way through the entire ColecoVision library - it was very hard work!

Yes, I'm sure it was quite the sacrifice!   The ColecoVision has such an awful library!   :21:
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Post by: Vyothric on January 30, 2014, 21:56:11 PM
Lords of Thunder (http://http) (Mega CD)
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Post by: Arcane Fox on January 31, 2014, 20:57:40 PM
I've been playing a lot of Road Rash on the Gameboy recently. It's a surprisingly good, if cut down, conversion.

I also tried Manx TT for the first time this week. Not having the anqlogue pad makes steering a bit tricky.
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Post by: TrekMD on January 31, 2014, 22:05:31 PM
Quote from: "Arcane Fox"
I've been playing a lot of Road Rash on the Gameboy recently. It's a surprisingly good, if cut down, conversion.

Cool, I take that's on the original GameBoy?
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Post by: Scooter-Computer on January 31, 2014, 22:34:02 PM
I just played some Ms. Pac-Man on Sega Nomad, but the D-PAD is really frakking up!
The UP-DOWN is hard to get, sometimes it works, but I think it just needs to be MASHED HARD, as if the internal contacts are not making connnection (humidity over time damage?)
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Post by: TL on January 31, 2014, 22:35:26 PM
Quote from: "Scooter-Computer"
I just played some Ms. Pac-Man on Sega Nomad, but the D-PAD is really frakking up!
The UP-DOWN is hard to get, sometimes it works, but I think it just needs to be MASHED HARD, as if the internal contacts are not making connnection (humidity over time damage?)

Nomad joypads are well known for breaking.
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Post by: Scooter-Computer on January 31, 2014, 22:36:56 PM
hmmm, there's a Controller 2 input, but not a 1, so I don't know if that will help.
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Post by: Vyothric on January 31, 2014, 23:06:40 PM
40 Winks (http://http) (PS1)
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Post by: TrekMD on January 31, 2014, 23:08:10 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
40 Winks (http://http) (PS1)

How are your eyes doing?  ;)
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Post by: Vyothric on January 31, 2014, 23:13:00 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
40 Winks (http://http) (PS1)

How are your eyes doing?  ;)

My eyes are fine, it's my thumb that's ruined. I tried to use the analogue stick controller near the end, but it's just so awkward. The analogue stick should be where the D-Pad is and the 2nd analogue stick gets in the way of my right thumb because it's too close to the buttons.
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Post by: Arcane Fox on February 01, 2014, 09:27:17 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Arcane Fox"
I've been playing a lot of Road Rash on the Gameboy recently. It's a surprisingly good, if cut down, conversion.

Cool, I take that's on the original GameBoy?

Yeah, it doesn't work on my gba sp for some reason. The original gameboy does seem to handle into-the-screen racers quite well, though.
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Post by: TrekMD on February 01, 2014, 14:03:54 PM
That's odd.  I thought all GB games were compatible with the GBA. 
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Post by: Arcane Fox on February 01, 2014, 16:50:06 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That's odd.  I thought all GB games were compatible with the GBA.

Same here. It does load, but crashes every time I select a race.

I suspect it's a problem with my copy. I don't mind, though.
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Post by: Vyothric on February 01, 2014, 21:20:12 PM
Totally Rad (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: TL on February 01, 2014, 21:26:51 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Totally Rad (http://http) (NES)

And was it?
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Post by: Vyothric on February 02, 2014, 00:50:54 AM
Not really, but some of the dialogue is hilarious.

It's the US/EU version of "Magic John" that was mentioned in that other thread.
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Post by: Arcane Fox on February 02, 2014, 14:07:33 PM
Road Rash has been beaten.  :69:

Oddly, it's easier to beat the game if you don't buy the Diablo 1000. There are slower bikes that can still outpace your opponents without making it difficult to make it through some of the trickier sections of the road.

The ending is rubbish, though. I wasn't expecting a cut scene of anything too special, given it's on the gameboy, but that just seems too anticlimactic.
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Post by: Vyothric on February 02, 2014, 18:05:56 PM
Dan Dare III: The Escape (http://http) (ZX Spectrum)
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Post by: TL on February 02, 2014, 18:53:06 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Dan Dare III: The Escape (http://http) (ZX Spectrum)

Love that game! Best graphics on the Spectrum too IMO.

Today I played some Master System games:

Super Tennis
Chase H.Q.
Super Monaco GP
G-LOC
World Class Leader Board
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Post by: Arcane Fox on February 02, 2014, 19:11:06 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Dan Dare III: The Escape (http://http) (ZX Spectrum)

Love that game! Best graphics on the Spectrum too IMO.

Today I played some Master System games:

Super Tennis
Chase H.Q.
Super Monaco GP
G-LOC
World Class Leader Board

How does Super Monaco GP compare to the megadrive version? Is it a cockpit view game, too?
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Post by: TL on February 02, 2014, 19:43:22 PM
No, it's very different. Not particularly great either sadly:

Super Monaco GP (Brazil Grand Prix) - Master System (http://http)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 03, 2014, 05:53:06 AM
Animorphs: Shattered Reality (http://http) (PS1)
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Post by: Arcane Fox on February 03, 2014, 18:46:04 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
No, it's very different. Not particularly great either sadly:

Super Monaco GP (Brazil Grand Prix) - Master System (http://http)

What would you say are the best racing games on the Master System?

I've just played through Kirby's Dreamland. It's up there with Dynamite Dux as the easiest game I've ever beaten.
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Post by: TL on February 03, 2014, 18:53:03 PM
Quote from: "Arcane Fox"
Quote from: "The Laird"
No, it's very different. Not particularly great either sadly:

Super Monaco GP (Brazil Grand Prix) - Master System (http://http)

What would you say are the best racing games on the Master System?

I've just played through Kirby's Dreamland. It's up there with Dynamite Dux as the easiest game I've ever beaten.

I don't have many but I really like Grand Prix and, of course, OutRun is great.

I also just picked up Chase H.Q. which I think is fantastic.

I have the Game Gear version of Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP 2 and it's better than the first game so I am sure the SMS version is very similar. I have heard really good things about F1 one too, the MD version is certainly very good.

If you like bike racers then Hang-On and Enduro Racer are good.

I think I have reviewed most of those games on here actually, will probably do a Chase H.Q. review sometime this week.
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Post by: Bobinator on February 03, 2014, 21:49:39 PM
I've been playing a lot of Duke Nukem II lately. Yes, there were Duke Nukem games before 3D, believe it or not. And they were really good. I spoke a bit about this game when I was talking about how good the hint system is, but man, I just really like this game. It's almost like a Turrican game, in terms of level design, although I'd say this game's a lot more put together. It's also got some really good music and some really good gameplay ideas, like being able to use the flamethrower weapon as a makeshift jetpack.

Duke Nukem II - Episode 1, Levels 1 & 2 (http://http)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 04, 2014, 02:16:43 AM
Panzer Dragoon Mini (http://http) (Game Gear)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 05, 2014, 19:36:49 PM
Golden Axe Warrior (http://http) (Master System)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 06, 2014, 04:36:34 AM
Sylvan Tale (http://http) (Game Gear)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 06, 2014, 22:21:29 PM
Kabuki Quantum Fighter (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 07, 2014, 18:11:59 PM
Contra (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 08, 2014, 05:12:47 AM
The Adventures of Lomax (http://http) (PS1)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 09, 2014, 17:10:59 PM
Aladdin (http://http) (Game Gear)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 10, 2014, 02:46:30 AM
Quake II (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 10, 2014, 21:56:38 PM
Chameleon Twist (http://http) (N64)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 11, 2014, 04:29:48 AM
Darkman (http://http) (Amiga)
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Post by: TL on February 11, 2014, 23:18:04 PM
I loaded up a new Atari Max cartridge this evening so I have been playing on the XEGS.

Got a lot of gaming in and played the following titles:

Starion
Super Cobra
Airwolf
Alley Cat
Berzerk
River Rescue
Super Asteroids
Springer
Ghostbusters
Crystal Castles
Defender
Bruce Lee
Anteater
Meteor Storm
Pastfinder
Jet Book Jack
Kik-Start
Warhawk
Vanguard

I have to give special mentions to Crystal Castles and Berzerk. These are fabulous arcade conversions and very close to the arcade originals. I was really impressed by the isometric graphics and speed of Crystal Castles while I was simply blown away by the superb speech on Berzerk!

[align=center:1ie2gk4b]Atari 8-bit computer - Berzerk (http://http)[/align:1ie2gk4b]
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Post by: TrekMD on February 12, 2014, 00:35:48 AM
Nice list of games, Laird! 
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Post by: Vyothric on February 12, 2014, 17:26:58 PM
Asterix (http://http) (Game Boy)
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Post by: Vyothric on February 13, 2014, 03:50:50 AM
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (http://http) (Game Gear)
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Post by: kapturerelease on February 15, 2014, 12:17:04 PM
Have my GT back from the hospital I finally got to play the games that came bundled with it in all their glory lol:
Lode runner
Dungeon Explorer
Doraemon Meikyu Daisakusen
Neutopia
Susano-O Densetsu
Power League II Baseball
Wonder Momo


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Post by: TL on February 15, 2014, 22:55:35 PM
Been playing on my XEGS this evening:

Kangaroo
Berzerk
Nucleus
Colony 7
Dropzone
Iron Roadway
Ice
Tutankham
Drelbs
Star Raiders 2
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Post by: ls650 on February 17, 2014, 05:07:57 AM
Today I spent about an hour playing Pick Axe Pete and KC Munchkin on my Odyssey 2.
I received a copy of Turtles for the same system a few days ago and I've been a lot of that as well lately.
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Post by: onthinice on February 17, 2014, 13:53:20 PM
Sounds like an hour well spent.

I never owned any of those titles as a kid. KC Munchkin was played a lot at a friends house. I mostly had the common titles and all of the sports games, which were common as well. Years later I found KC Munchkin and still enjoy playing it. I only recently played Turtles on the actual machine, before it was always emulation. Have not played Pick Axe Pete much, what are your thoughts LS650? Is it as good as the hype it gets?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on February 17, 2014, 19:23:33 PM
Played on the XEGS a bit more last night:

Food Fight
Star Raiders 2
Panther
Boulderdash
Pole Position
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: kapturerelease on February 17, 2014, 19:26:34 PM
You keep talking about that bad boy I so want one now.


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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on February 17, 2014, 19:40:10 PM
Quote from: "kapturerelease"
You keep talking about that bad boy I so want one now.

 :4:

It's right up there with my favourite consoles.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on February 17, 2014, 22:19:32 PM
Can't say that I blame you, Laird.  The console looks great and it has an extensive game library with great titles.  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: ls650 on February 18, 2014, 01:14:55 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Have not played Pick Axe Pete much, what are your thoughts LS650? Is it as good as the hype it gets?
Hmmm, naw.  I would rate both KC Munchkin and Turtles very highly, maybe an A or A-.  Pick Axe Pete is more like a solid B; good but not great. I think that it is missing a little something.  People say it is a rip-off of Donkey Kong, but I don't think so at all.  If anything I would say it's more like Jumpman.
I really like the Odyssey 2 (Videopac).  I never had the chance to play it as a kid, but I think it compares favorably to its more famous rival, the 2600.  Many of the games are fun, and it is starting to get quite a decent homebrew scene.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on February 18, 2014, 14:21:34 PM
Thanks for the update LS650. I agree with your grade for KC Munchkin and Turtles. I feel the same about Pick Axe Pete. It was not close to a DK clone but I was not sure what it reminded me of till you mentioned Jumpman. Good call. I would put KC's Crazy Chase up in the A grade level as well.

The O2 was my first system so it ranks higher then the 2600 for me. K.C. Munchkin is part of the reason. It is a better Pac-Man console game than Pac-Man on the 2600. Of course the 5200 version is probably my favorite from that time period.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on February 24, 2014, 02:30:29 AM
So, I sat with my Nomad today and played a few of my Genesis games...

Enjoyed all of them!  :) 
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Post by: TL on February 24, 2014, 02:43:14 AM
Excellent! I love TMNT!  :8:
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Post by: TrekMD on February 24, 2014, 02:44:51 AM
It is a fantastic game!  :)  Vectorman is also awesome and I am exploring all the maze options with Ms. Pac-Man! 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on February 25, 2014, 00:56:13 AM
Putting in some time on the Jag CD. I can never get enough of Gorf. Was my favorite arcade game growing up. Also some Master of Darkness on SMS.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on February 25, 2014, 01:12:23 AM
You can't go wrong with Gorf on the Jaguar.  That's just one awesome bit of programming!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on February 25, 2014, 01:41:56 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
You can't go wrong with Gorf on the Jaguar.  That's just one awesome bit of programming!
It happens to be my favorite game on the Jaguar. They did an awesome job with it, Arcade perfect port!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on February 25, 2014, 02:04:40 AM
Quote from: "Jagman67"
Putting in some time on the Jag CD. I can never get enough of Gorf. Was my favorite arcade game growing up. Also some Master of Darkness on SMS.

Both great games, I actually downloaded Master Of Darkness from the Nintendo eShop the other day so I can play it on my 3DS!
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Post by: Jagman67 on February 25, 2014, 02:17:43 AM
On the 3ds, wow that sounds like it would be fun.
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Post by: Bobinator on February 25, 2014, 09:20:09 AM
I've been playing a lot of Jazz Jackrabbit lately. I'm not sure if I've just gotten terrible lately or what, but I can't clear a single episode. (Which is worth about six levels and a boss, for reference.) It's not that I'm not enjoying it, but man, I really wish the screen was just a LITTLE bigger so that I could see ahead of things more often. What I've begun to realize is that you want to basically shoot just all the time, because that's basically your equivalent to Sonic's spin jump, and how you react to things that suddenly appear in front of you.

Still, as far as computer Sonic clones go, I'd say that this is pretty much the only one really worth playing, compared to the competition. I should really sit down and write about all the clones out there sometime... Zool, Superfrog, Kid Chaos... and how they all compare, and how well they actually do at trying to beat Sonic. (Spoilers: Not that well. :P)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on February 26, 2014, 14:25:22 PM
14/02/14 - Clockwork Knight (http://http) (Saturn)
15/02/14 - Clockwork Knight 2 (http://http) (Saturn)
16/02/14 - Solar Eclipse (http://http) (Saturn)
18/02/14 - Daikatana (http://http) (PC)
19/02/14 - Dragon Spirit: The New Legend (http://http) (NES)
20/02/14 - Vice: Project Doom (http://http) (NES)
21/02/14 - The Itchy & Scratchy Game (http://http) (Game Gear)
23/02/14 - Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue (http://http) (PC)
23/02/14 - Dave Goes Nutz! (http://http) (PC)
24/02/14 - Hocus Pocus (http://http) (PC)
24/02/14 - Dyna Blaster (http://http) (PC)
25/02/14 - Ghostbusters (http://http) (Mega Drive)
26/02/14 - Ghouls 'n Ghosts (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on February 26, 2014, 15:04:19 PM
Great Job Vyo! Do you have a favorite ending from any of these? Most look like just THE END, but Solar Eclipse looks interesting. Never played that one. Is the little guy on Ghostbusters congratulating you or warning?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on February 26, 2014, 16:06:53 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Great Job Vyo! Do you have a favorite ending from any of these?

Of those in particular? I suppose Solar Eclipse was cool because the code that it gives you lets you play a level where you shoot at flying heads of the game devs/programmers etc.

Quote from: "onthinice"
Is the little guy on Ghostbusters congratulating you or warning?

Looking closely now, I'm not actually sure. I assumed it was the peace sign. It's Egon, which is why I used that as my end screen picture.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: thatguyad on February 27, 2014, 20:02:28 PM
Been pulling my hair out with Alien 3 on MD recently, always getting to the last couple of levels and running out of lives!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on February 27, 2014, 23:21:56 PM
Just sitting down for some Castlevania Rondo for the Pc Engine!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on February 27, 2014, 23:32:53 PM
Quote from: "Jagman67"
Just sitting down for some Castlevania Rondo for the Pc Engine!

Now that is a game  :8:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on February 27, 2014, 23:39:16 PM
You got that right! That and Castlevania IV for the Snes are my favorite of the Castlevania series.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on February 28, 2014, 00:56:56 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Great Job Vyo! Do you have a favorite ending from any of these?

Of those in particular? I suppose Solar Eclipse was cool because the code that it gives you lets you play a level where you shoot at flying heads of the game devs/programmers etc.

Quote from: "onthinice"
Is the little guy on Ghostbusters congratulating you or warning?

Looking closely now, I'm not actually sure. I assumed it was the peace sign. It's Egon, which is why I used that as my end screen picture.
Thanks Vyo!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on February 28, 2014, 01:00:42 AM
Switching between Road Rash II and III.

On Road Rash III, playing the United Kingdom track, helicopters swoop at me. Anyone know if this happens in real life driving?  :21: If so I am coming over on the next boat!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on February 28, 2014, 04:04:47 AM
Vigilante (http://http) (Master System)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on February 28, 2014, 15:56:28 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Vigilante (http://http) (Master System)

Great Job, Vyo. I have some neighbors that have been pesky. Do you hire out? :78:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 02, 2014, 03:29:13 AM
I finally got around to playing Another World on the Jaguar today. It's a perfect conversion of a classic game and a job well done to everyone involved  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: ls650 on March 02, 2014, 04:31:46 AM
I spent about 90 minutes today playing Bomberman on my TG16.  Pretty good game - I think I'll go play some more.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on March 02, 2014, 15:43:40 PM
I've actually been playing a bit of NFL Blitz lately. I don't usually go for "real" sports games... like, at all... but I've been really enjoying this one. It might just be one of my favorite sports games overall, just because it's the sort of game for people who don't know anything about sports, like me. It really distills the whole sport down to the very basics, so you don't have to worry about things like injuries, or player stats, or anything like that.

...Sigh... in a perfect world, a game with NFL Blitz's controls and engine, with the player death, land mines, and cheating tactics of Mutant League Football... I'm sorry, I think I just shivered there.

Also, any sport that doesn't allow you to beat up the other team after they score against you just isn't a real port. How dare you attempt to win the game? EAT A SUPLEX, DENVER BRONCOS. Also, unlike later games in the series, you can't make an opposing team member's testicles explode by tackling him hard enough. Honestly, however, that's not really a bad thing, because ew.


MAME: NFL Blitz (Attract Mode) (http://http)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 02, 2014, 17:31:36 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Vigilante (http://http) (Master System)

Great Job, Vyo. I have some neighbors that have been pesky. Do you hire out? :P

The Flintstones (http://http) (Master System)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on March 02, 2014, 20:05:30 PM
I have thought about tracking the Flintstones(SMS) down. Would you play it again, Vyo? Do you play many of the games over that you have already beaten?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 02, 2014, 20:32:19 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
I have thought about tracking the Flintstones(SMS) down. Would you play it again, Vyo? Do you play many of the games over that you have already beaten?

Don't buy The Flintstones for the Master System. I only played it because I'd seen ninjabearhug's video (http://http) of it and felt like a challenge. It's a terrible game. I wouldn't play it again.

I do sometimes play games again, but it can be a very long time before I do so. There are a couple of games that I'll play at Christmas though and I might play the same on a different system. For others, it can be several years. Even my favourites.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on March 02, 2014, 20:38:29 PM
Thanks for the information about the Flintstones. Great to see your completed games list growing.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 02, 2014, 20:41:30 PM
I use the Backloggery if you (or anyone else) has an account and wants to add me: http://backloggery.com/vyothric (http://http)

Also keep a list on my website: http://diffusedion.co.uk/2014.html (http://http)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on March 02, 2014, 20:49:33 PM
Thanks! I will check your website.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on March 02, 2014, 22:43:19 PM
Played some Jaguar today. Ruiner Pinball and AvP! Haven't played AvP since I moved, and since I got a new sound system, which is mostly a subwoofer upgrade. Man, I cranked up the volume, and AvP has such a great ambient noise soundtrack! I already knew this because I've had the game for 20 years, but it's nice to play it again with a better sound system. This game is definitely better without music, as the empty noise of the space station makes you feel so isolated, which was the idea. AvP is so well made, it just has this certain authenticity to it.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on March 02, 2014, 22:44:45 PM
Totally agree about AVP, I feel the same way about Jag Doom too, much better with ambient noise and far more atmospheric.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on March 02, 2014, 23:03:41 PM
Played some games for research purposes today, all on the Atari Lynx:

Kung Food
Fat Bobby
Bubble Trouble
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on March 03, 2014, 00:19:17 AM
Was playing some Keystone Kapers on the MSX. That game just never gets old!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 03, 2014, 02:38:07 AM
Today was another Sega Genesis day!  Here is what I played:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on March 03, 2014, 03:07:21 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Today was another Sega Genesis day!  Here is what I played:
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Mr. Nutz
  • Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
  • T2: The Arcade Game
  • Dragon's Revenge
  • World of Illusions
  • Quackshot
  • Gargoyles
Good list of Sega games. Moonwalker is one of my favorites :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 03, 2014, 03:10:52 AM
All fun games.  I did discover that both of my controllers have issues, though.  That became very apparent with Ms. Pac-Man.  It wasn't as much of an issue with the other games but Ms.  Pac-Man needs precision control.  I need to open and clean both to the controllers.  I just found to nice videos on YouTube on how to clean and restore the controllers.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: ls650 on March 03, 2014, 03:15:12 AM
I played Bomberman for a while, and then a package showed up at my door (I was very surprised to see a delivery on Sunday).

It was a bundle of nine Odyssey 2 carts that I picked up off from eBay for $5.  Most of the games are educational crud, but it included "Attack of the Timelord" and "KC Crazy Chase", both of which are very decent games for the O2.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 03, 2014, 03:17:29 AM
You got a Sunday delivery?  That is surprising! I guess for $5 you can't complain but those two games I've heard are good.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 04, 2014, 22:13:21 PM
Ghosts 'n Goblins (http://http) (NES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on March 04, 2014, 22:18:26 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Ghosts 'n Goblins (http://http) (NES)

Now that is hardcore!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 04, 2014, 22:20:45 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Ghosts 'n Goblins (http://http) (NES)

Now that is hardcore!

It's probably the most difficult game I've ever completed. Beating it once is bad enough, but twice. Took me several hours. The end screens are great.

Check this out:

(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/C/GnGNES2.jpg)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on March 04, 2014, 22:23:39 PM
Do you have a translation?  :10:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 06, 2014, 17:05:48 PM
The Jungle Book (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 06, 2014, 22:45:57 PM
(http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/images/C/Quackshot.jpg)
QuackShot: Starring Donald Duck (Mega Drive)

Trying to complete a few more Mega Drive games to even it out with some of the other systems.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: thatguyad on March 06, 2014, 22:51:03 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
QuackShot: Starring Donald Duck (http://http) (Mega Drive)

Trying to complete a few more Mega Drive games to even it out with some of the other systems.

Been tempted to get it myself, hear nothing but good things.  What's your opinion of it? :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 06, 2014, 22:53:55 PM
It's OK. I heard people talk it up a lot as well. There's nothing really wrong with it, but Donald moves very slowly (like Mickey in Castle of Illusion on the MD). So unless you run that can be pretty annoying. However, I like to use C to jump and B to fire, so with A being run, it made it really awkward to run & jump at the same time.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: thatguyad on March 06, 2014, 23:02:39 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
It's OK. I heard people talk it up a lot as well. There's nothing really wrong with it, but Donald moves very slowly (like Mickey in Castle of Illusion on the MD). So unless you run that can be pretty annoying. However, I like to use C to jump and B to fire, so with A being run, it made it really awkward to run & jump at the same time.

Ah yes, I can see what you mean.  I seem to remember the slow issue in the Mickey games.  I like the same controller setup also.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: thatguyad on March 07, 2014, 01:03:25 AM
FINALLY beat Alien 3, got my strat sorted!  :113:

Apologies for double post.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 07, 2014, 02:27:04 AM
The Flintstones (http://http) (Mega Drive)

About 1000 times better than the Master System game. Can be pretty difficult in places but you get a lot of lives/continues.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 07, 2014, 02:28:50 AM
Quote from: "thatguyad"
FINALLY beat Alien 3, got my strat sorted!  :113:

Apologies for double post.

Mega Drive I assume? MD version is by far my favourite and Alien 3 was on a lot of systems. Took me ages to beat. There was this really awkward jump on stage 15 (I think) that I kept missing. I even had the game freeze on me once near the end.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on March 07, 2014, 02:34:31 AM
Quote from: "thatguyad"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
It's OK. I heard people talk it up a lot as well. There's nothing really wrong with it, but Donald moves very slowly (like Mickey in Castle of Illusion on the MD). So unless you run that can be pretty annoying. However, I like to use C to jump and B to fire, so with A being run, it made it really awkward to run & jump at the same time.

Ah yes, I can see what you mean.  I seem to remember the slow issue in the Mickey games.  I like the same controller setup also.
Does the 50hz cause the slowdown? I have never seemed to notice any.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on March 07, 2014, 02:37:02 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
QuackShot: Starring Donald Duck (http://http) (Mega Drive)

Trying to complete a few more Mega Drive games to even it out with some of the other systems.
:113: I have been trying for years to complete this. Back in the 1990's the game was borrowed and every time the completion of the game was close it had to be returned to its owner. Now I try to play and seem to always get interrupted before getting very far.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 07, 2014, 02:56:52 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "thatguyad"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
It's OK. I heard people talk it up a lot as well. There's nothing really wrong with it, but Donald moves very slowly (like Mickey in Castle of Illusion on the MD). So unless you run that can be pretty annoying. However, I like to use C to jump and B to fire, so with A being run, it made it really awkward to run & jump at the same time.

Ah yes, I can see what you mean.  I seem to remember the slow issue in the Mickey games.  I like the same controller setup also.
Does the 50hz cause the slowdown? I have never seemed to notice any.

Well it would be slower in 50hz, but I play all my MD games in 60hz. Castle of Illusion in 50hz would be ridiculously slow.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on March 07, 2014, 08:09:44 AM
Got to play some Daze Before Christmas tonight before work. Nothing like getting in the Christmas spirit in March  :1:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 07, 2014, 14:47:23 PM
Quote from: "Jagman67"
Got to play some Daze Before Christmas tonight before work. Nothing like getting in the Christmas spirit in March  ;)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: thatguyad on March 07, 2014, 19:48:57 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Quote from: "thatguyad"
FINALLY beat Alien 3, got my strat sorted!  :102:

Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "thatguyad"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
It's OK. I heard people talk it up a lot as well. There's nothing really wrong with it, but Donald moves very slowly (like Mickey in Castle of Illusion on the MD). So unless you run that can be pretty annoying. However, I like to use C to jump and B to fire, so with A being run, it made it really awkward to run & jump at the same time.

Ah yes, I can see what you mean.  I seem to remember the slow issue in the Mickey games.  I like the same controller setup also.
Does the 50hz cause the slowdown? I have never seemed to notice any.

That's a very good point, probably part of my issue.  I'll have a play with the settings and see if there's a significant change.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 08, 2014, 01:45:55 AM
SNES day, I played Super Mario All Stars, Earthworm Jim 2, Street Fighter 2, StarFox, Super Off Road, and Classic Kong.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on March 08, 2014, 04:35:25 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "Jagman67"
Got to play some Daze Before Christmas tonight before work. Nothing like getting in the Christmas spirit in March  ;)
Great Combination :41:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 09, 2014, 01:32:29 AM
Chuck Rock (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: kapturerelease on March 09, 2014, 14:20:55 PM
Kinnikuman, wonder stadium 99 wasabi street dance and armour unit on the wonderswan.


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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 09, 2014, 16:19:58 PM
Arcus Odyssey (http://http) (Mega Drive)

If you plan on playing this there are a couple of things you need to know.

1) Pick the 3rd character.
2) The power up gems change colour. Wait before picking them up. Red = attack power. Blue = health increases. You want quite a few red ones.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 09, 2014, 21:43:27 PM
OK, so today was Vectrex day for me.  Here is what I've played:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on March 09, 2014, 22:18:12 PM
Played some AvP on Jaguar, then found I was in the mood for SNES and played:

-Alien vs Predator (kind of a lame beat-em-up, too bad this couldn't have been a port of the arcade game)
-Super Mario World (I'm starting to think this is the best SNES game ever, and it's the first game!)
-Pinball Dreams (doesn't really hold a candle to Pinball Fantasies on Jaguar)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 10, 2014, 14:22:41 PM
RoboCop Versus The Terminator (http://http) (Mega Drive)

Doesn't matter if you have 20 lives saved up (which I did at one point) -  if you don't have the right weapon at the end boss, or lose it...you're stuffed.

Couple more things...

Try walking into walls sometimes, there's a lot of hidden stuff.
Hold on to your best weapon by switching to the one you'd rather lose right before you die.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: thatguyad on March 11, 2014, 21:43:13 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
RoboCop Versus The Terminator (http://http) (Mega Drive)

Doesn't matter if you have 20 lives saved up (which I did at one point) -  if you don't have the right weapon at the end boss, or lose it...you're stuffed.

Couple more things...

Try walking into walls sometimes, there's a lot of hidden stuff.
Hold on to your best weapon by switching to the one you'd rather lose right before you die.

Finally beat that game a few weeks ago, that end boss is pretty brutal.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Jagman67 on March 11, 2014, 23:04:06 PM
Was playing some Magic Tree on the Colecovision. I find it to be very addicting, and fun :1:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 12, 2014, 18:56:50 PM
Ghouls 'n Ghosts (http://http) (Master System)

This version is actually pretty easy because you get all sorts of powerups (extra life, speed, magic attacks).

The slowdown is absolutely horrendous though. It's so bad I missed jumps because nothing happened when I pressed the button. Wouldn't even be able to attack sometimes. Possibly the worst slowdown I've ever experienced.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Megamixer on March 12, 2014, 21:06:50 PM
Played and beat Medievil on the PS1 - just as brilliant as it was when it first came out I think. Love the ridiculous British regional accents on some of the characters too; you can tell that the developers had a lot of fun making this game.

Need to replay the sequel next though I've always preferred the original.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 14, 2014, 02:50:09 AM
RoboCop Versus The Terminator (http://http) (SNES)

A lot of slowdown in this version. You can only carry one good gun at a time. Some enemies take so many hits with certain weapons it's almost not worth bothering. End boss is extremely annoying. The only thing I liked about the game is that you get passwords so you don't have to play the whole thing in one go.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 19, 2014, 20:16:12 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (http://http) (NES)

If you've seen the AVGN video you should probably ignore it. This game is hard, but not because of what he says. The underwater part is actually pretty easy. Even if you take a lot of damage you can just switch to another Turtle. The jumps also aren't much of a problem either. You just tap the jump button instead of holding it to do a small jump.

What is hard about it is that you only get 2 continues, your life bar doesn't refill at the start of a new level, not knowing where you're going the first time round (or more importantly which way you DO NOT want to go), the Technodrome doesn't always appear in the same place....and the last level. It's not Castlevania hard, but it has a corridor with a lot of enemies in it that can be really difficult to get past. The problem is that Donatello does the most damage so you want to use him, but you also want him for the end boss* so you don't want him to lose too much health before you get there. This is where only having 2 continues becomes a serious problem.

*Unless you have an alternate weapon like the boomerang, which works well against Shredder.
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Post by: Vyothric on March 20, 2014, 18:15:54 PM
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (http://http) (NES)

Infinite continues make this do-able. The last level is seriously hard, but you can get lucky if something you kill drops a big health ball, which happened on my final attempt. If you can manage this and you got all the weapon powerups, the last boss isn't a problem. Just hammer the fire button.

I'd say this is more playable than something like Ghosts 'n Goblins and some of the other (commonly known) hard NES games . Though the controls are, again, pretty awkward sometimes.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 23, 2014, 20:13:49 PM
Played some 2600 games today:
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Post by: Cryptic33 on March 23, 2014, 21:56:56 PM
I forgot I had a hand held MegaDrive so I played some Golden Axe II :1:
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Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on March 23, 2014, 23:28:55 PM
My playthrough of Defenders of Oasis on GG has just taken a serious hit > the final levels are almost longer than the rest of the game....

Was hoping to finish it tonight but will have to wait.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: triverse on March 24, 2014, 03:11:27 AM
Been playing a lot of Front Mission (fan translated) and Shantae on iOS (that counts right?).  I am coming up on the spot in FM that I usually stop playing- where I can hit the arena and grind and just forget the story. lol
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Post by: kapturerelease on March 24, 2014, 17:30:05 PM
Been playing some new wonderswan titles I picked up.
Super robot wars compact
Vaitz blade
Kidou senshi gundam vol 2
Tane O Maku Tori
Chaos gear


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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 24, 2014, 18:43:57 PM
Fester's Quest (http://http) (NES)

They're not actually the hardest NES games, but I've now completed 8 of the games on AVGN's top 10 hardest NES games list. Pretty sure I'm not going to be able to do Battletoads or Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde though.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on March 25, 2014, 20:38:03 PM
Been playing some of the original Game Boy games on my 3DS:

Alleyway
Burgertime
Side Pocket
Tennis
Qix
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 26, 2014, 22:40:09 PM
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Cryptic33 on March 26, 2014, 22:49:03 PM
Dodge em! Always liked this game, played it last night :)

Quick Clips - Atari 2600 - 021 - Dodge'em (http://http)
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Post by: TrekMD on March 26, 2014, 23:45:51 PM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Dodge em! Always liked this game, played it last night :)

Quick Clips - Atari 2600 - 021 - Dodge'em (http://http)

This is indeed quite the fun game!  An early Atari game but very addictive! 
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Post by: Cryptic33 on March 27, 2014, 14:01:06 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Dodge em! Always liked this game, played it last night :)

Quick Clips - Atari 2600 - 021 - Dodge'em (http://http)

This is indeed quite the fun game!  An early Atari game but very addictive!
Indeed, it is an example of how game play was all important in those days. I also had a brief dabble with Adventure and Adventure 2.

I now have to set it up again because getting carried away with those games, I forgot to play Space Invaders d'oh!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Cryptic33 on March 27, 2014, 20:02:58 PM
Had a quick play of a few 2600 titles including Polaris which, was pleasantly, surprisingly, good. Of course, I also played Space Invaders though I have concluded that if you like 2600 titles then an original console is best and not the Flashback series (it does have some good points though).
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: dcultrapro on March 27, 2014, 22:29:19 PM
not INCREDIBLY retro but I recently finished playing Dragons Blood on Dreamcast and playing some more Slave Zero on the DC as well, hoping to finish that one this week.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Megamixer on March 28, 2014, 10:51:24 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Fester's Quest (http://http) (NES)

How difficult in reality are those sewer stages with the multiplying slime blobs?

I've been playing some Guilty Gear on the PS1. It looks and plays nice but is taking me a lot longer to get used to than Capcom or SNK fighters.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 28, 2014, 17:48:02 PM
Quote from: "Megamixer"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Fester's Quest (http://http) (NES)

How difficult in reality are those sewer stages with the multiplying slime blobs?

Not very. As long as you don't keep firing randomly you can sometimes just walk past them as they only multiply when you hit them. Or once you've got your gun upgraded enough you can kill them completely. Or you can use the whip once you get that, which kills them in one hit instead of making them multiply.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 28, 2014, 17:48:52 PM
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror (http://http) (PC)

Not that impressed by the Broken Sword games. Definitely not some of my favourite point & click games.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 29, 2014, 02:31:38 AM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (http://http) (Mega Drive)

Beat 'em ups can be a bit hit and miss for me because I'm not very good at them, but this game is so cool my head almost exploded. One of my new favourite Mega Drive games.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 29, 2014, 03:10:20 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (http://http) (Mega Drive)

Beat 'em ups can be a bit hit and miss for me because I'm not very good at them, but this game is so cool my head almost exploded. One of my new favourite Mega Drive games.

Oh yes, this is one awesome game! 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on March 30, 2014, 02:01:30 AM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (http://http) (SNES)

It's games like this that make me want to stop talking to gamers. I just don't see how anyone could prefer this to Hyperstone Heist. Bloody fanboys....

Also, I forgot to mention... If you plan on playing Turtles in Time - do it in Hard mode otherwise you get a non-ending.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 64bitRuss on March 30, 2014, 21:38:51 PM
Been playing Donkey Kong Country SNES. Very difficult game, I'm stuck on the snow levels right now. Amazing graphics no doubt.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on April 02, 2014, 20:10:42 PM
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
Been playing Donkey Kong Country SNES. Very difficult game, I'm stuck on the snow levels right now. Amazing graphics no doubt.
2 and 3 are even better, in my book. I know people don't like 3 as much, but I'd say it's pretty good, if you liked DKC2. Kiddy Kong's kind of a terrible character, sure, but there's a lot of content, and it plays well enough.

For me, I just got done playing through Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom for arcades. It's pretty interesting how they mix in the traditional D&D elements with an arcade, even if it doesn't work. The extra items like arrows and hammers are generally useless compared to the spells, and it would have been to have some more moves. Still, I had a good time with it, and I should see if I can get in a couple of more people for next time.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 02, 2014, 21:23:15 PM
Quote from: "Bobinator"
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
Been playing Donkey Kong Country SNES. Very difficult game, I'm stuck on the snow levels right now. Amazing graphics no doubt.
2 and 3 are even better, in my book. I know people don't like 3 as much, but I'd say it's pretty good, if you liked DKC2. Kiddy Kong's kind of a terrible character, sure, but there's a lot of content, and it plays well enough.

I really liked 2 & 3 as well. Not sure which of the 3 I'd pick as a favourite.

Completed...

Area 51 (http://http) (PS1)

Making use of my PS1 mouse, which makes this game a lot easier.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 03, 2014, 05:19:30 AM
Burning Rangers (http://http) (Saturn)

This isn't really what I was expecting. Would have been nice to have more time to properly explore the levels without needing the replay them.
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Post by: Vyothric on April 04, 2014, 22:19:38 PM
Metal Gear (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: ls650 on April 05, 2014, 03:54:00 AM
I was playing UFO! and KC's Krazy Chase on my Odyssey2 this morning.
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Post by: onthinice on April 05, 2014, 18:39:25 PM
Quote from: "ls650"
I was playing UFO! and KC's Krazy Chase on my Odyssey2 this morning.

Great way to start the day. :102:
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Post by: Vyothric on April 06, 2014, 00:27:42 AM
Snake's Revenge (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: Megamixer on April 06, 2014, 14:51:52 PM
Been playing Einhander for PS1. Great game but I suck at it!
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Post by: Vyothric on April 07, 2014, 16:32:36 PM
Rise of the Dragon (http://http) (PC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on April 07, 2014, 19:33:12 PM
Some of the games I played over the weekend:

Atari 7800
Dark Chambers
Beef Drop
Ikari Warriors

Atari XEGS
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Megamania
Millipede
Popeye
Dig Dug
Robotron 2084
Panther
Juno First
Satan's Hollow
Moon Patrol
Defender

Philips Videopac
Nightmare
KC Munchkin
KC's Crazy Chase
Killer Bees
Alien Invaders

NEC TurboGrafx
Ninja Spirit
Psychosis
Galaga '90
Space Harrier
Dragon Spirit

Sega Mega Drive / Mega CD
Magic Girl
Soul Star
After Burner 3

Sega Dreamcast
Crazy Taxi
Metropolis Street Racer
Speed Devils

Philips CD-i
Chaos Control
The Apprentice
Hotel Mario
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Post by: Shadowrunner on April 07, 2014, 19:36:34 PM
Is that all?  :10:  That's a lot of games to play over a weekend, I'm impressed!
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Post by: TrekMD on April 07, 2014, 19:36:45 PM
Looks like you played a "handful" of games this weekend, Laird!  :) 
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Post by: TL on April 07, 2014, 19:43:20 PM
Well I was running a retro event for 3 days!
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Post by: TrekMD on April 07, 2014, 19:53:06 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Well I was running a retro event for 3 days!

No excuses, Laird.  Looks like you had a blast.  ;)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on April 07, 2014, 23:01:12 PM
Confidential Mission (http://http) (Dreamcast)
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Post by: 64bitRuss on April 08, 2014, 00:30:41 AM
All I played was Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country over the weekend. After I replaced the batteries in those games they had to be started fresh so I dug into them a bit.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on April 08, 2014, 16:07:48 PM
Nice list of games, Laird!

Good job, Vyo!

Glad your able to save your games again, 64bitRuss!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on April 08, 2014, 17:07:31 PM
I've been playing a lot of Sega's The Ooze, for a podcast. It's actually pretty fun, the problem is that it's just way too hard. It's got a great concept: You're basically this giant puddle of sentient slime that grows by picking up goo left by defeated enemies, and loses slime from taking damage. There's no HUD, so you have to estimate how well you're doing by your size. The smaller you are, the more chance you have of something hitting your head, which causes instant death.

I've gotten up to the second 'world', and I'm afraid that's as far as I'm getting. There's pretty much traps everywhere, like slopes that lead into pits or drains that take your slime REALLY quickly, gas pumps... it just gets ridiculous. I want to keep trying, though, because I love the game's really grungy, gross style it's got to it. It's made by the guys who did Sonic Spinall and Comix Zone, so they were great for that.

The Ooze (Genesis) Stages 1-2 (http://http)

I'm looking forward to talking about this, for real.
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Post by: kapturerelease on April 08, 2014, 21:35:23 PM
Been playing devil hunter yohko on the MD. What an awesome game and top music too.


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Post by: Arethius_RGC on April 09, 2014, 06:33:43 AM
This week-end was the AC so I played quite a lot of retro games most specially on the Amiga CD32.

I even made a classification of the fighting games we had. From the worst to the best:
- Dangerous Street
- Rise of the Robot
- Paws of Fury
- Shadow Fighter
- Fightn Spirit
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Post by: onthinice on April 10, 2014, 15:21:31 PM
Nice looking game Bobinator. Being a later release it slipped off my radar. One to track down.

Sounds like a great game Kapturerelease.  Good music always helps.

Cool fighter list Arethius_RGC. A week-end well spent.

 :113:
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Post by: TrekMD on April 14, 2014, 00:12:59 AM
Spent some time playing today:

Sega Genesis

Atari 2600
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Post by: Arethius_RGC on April 14, 2014, 05:58:03 AM
Nice selection of games ;)


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Post by: Anonymous on April 20, 2014, 03:18:28 AM
Atari 2600:
-Enduro
-Pitfall
-Keystone keapers
-Pac man

SNES
- Crono trigger

N64
- Zelda ocarina of the time
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: shifter on April 21, 2014, 17:09:04 PM
HI was lukcy enough to be able to weekend visit the south coast slam in worthing so played a few cabs as follows.

Defender
Hyper Sports
Track and Field
Galaxians
Amidar
Firetruck
moon cresta
ms pacman
Roadblasters
misslecommand (bit of an odd cab but still fun)
Asterroids
Pole postion
Super hang on
centipede
galaga
super punch out
+ quite a bit more and some stonking pinballs like Starship troopers star wars circus volitare indy 500

loads of fun...
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: zapiy on April 21, 2014, 17:43:23 PM
So i decided that some Megadrive action was needed over the weekend.

Games i managed to play were..

Golden Axe
NBA Jam
Mickey Mania
Outrun
Lemmings.

Could have played more but we ended up having visitors and a few drinks lol. :113:
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Post by: kapturerelease on April 21, 2014, 20:04:41 PM
Nice games. I've got mickey mania but never played it. Still love golden axe and really wanna get no3


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Post by: Vyothric on April 30, 2014, 01:37:43 AM
Mega Man 7 (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: stevenhowlett on April 30, 2014, 07:42:57 AM
I have a first generation Xbox console from 2002, which has been moded and fitted with a 120Gig hard drive packed with MAME and 1000s of ROMs.

Every once in a while I whip it out (oo-er) and hog the TV for hours playing the classics. I love scramble, Gauntlet, Hyper Sports, 1942 and Defender.

It drives the wife mad because she cant watch her "stories".

 :4:
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Post by: Azzer2000 on April 30, 2014, 19:35:21 PM
Wirehead, flink, and double switch on the mega cd. Crash bandicoot and destruction derby on the ps1 via the ps3, and fatal fury real bout 2 on my bartop arcade.
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Post by: TrekMD on May 11, 2014, 22:34:38 PM
Today I've been some more Genesis...
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Post by: Vyothric on May 13, 2014, 23:01:27 PM
Mega Man 8 (http://http) (Saturn)
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Post by: Vyothric on May 15, 2014, 14:07:30 PM
Mega Man X (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Horrorjoe on May 16, 2014, 15:22:57 PM
I took a break from State of Decay and Dark Souls 2 and have been playing some sega Genesis/CD games. Been mixing it up with:

-Ghouls and Ghosts
-Golden Axe 2
-Thunder Force 2
-Spider-Man
-Castlevania Bloodlines

Also been playing the wonderful little Sega CD game Flink. Beautiful fantasy graphics and animation with some excellent music. Made it to the first boss and got slaughtered so I'm going to have to spend some more time with this one.
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Post by: Vyothric on May 16, 2014, 23:31:04 PM
Dark Ages (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Vyothric on May 18, 2014, 17:41:35 PM
Faxanadu (http://http) (NES)
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Post by: TrekMD on May 20, 2014, 01:49:41 AM
Decided to have some fun today using my Arcade Stick and try out some of my recent acquisitions for my Genesis...
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Post by: Vyothric on May 21, 2014, 00:06:42 AM
Treasure Island (http://http) (C64)
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Post by: TrekMD on May 21, 2014, 04:27:38 AM
So, took some time to play today to celebrate my birthday...

Why three versions of Rampage?  Just watched Godzilla and wanted to have some fun playing Lizzy and demolishing buildings.  ;)
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Post by: stevenhowlett on May 24, 2014, 12:59:33 PM
I have started to fall in love again with Future Cop on the PlayStation 1. Works really well with two player co-op.
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Post by: Zapper on May 25, 2014, 00:25:08 AM
Yesterday I had the opportunity to play Space invaders on arcade from 1978,
I loved it of course!!

And i got the bonus ship at 300 points :1:
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Post by: ashleybrierley on May 25, 2014, 17:28:59 PM
Sonic 1 on the Megadrive and Street Racer for PS1
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Post by: TrekMD on May 26, 2014, 01:00:57 AM
OK, so I decided to make this a Atari day.  Here is what I played today:

Atari 2600

Atari 7800
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Post by: ls650 on May 28, 2014, 02:13:47 AM
I pulled my Intellivision out of storage and have it setup. 
Yesterday I spent some time playing Night Stalker, Pacman, and a homebrew called Same Game/Robots.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on May 28, 2014, 03:36:56 AM
Quote from: "ls650"
I pulled my Intellivision out of storage and have it setup. 
Yesterday I spent some time playing Night Stalker, Pacman, and a homebrew called Same Game/Robots.

Very cool!  I've been doing "system weekends."  This coming weekend it will be all Jaguar.  :)
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Post by: TL on May 28, 2014, 09:38:21 AM
That is what I tend to do actually. The other day I was testing some 2600s to sell on eBay so played a few games in the process:

Asteroids
Centipede
Double Dragon
Keystone Kapers
Ghostbusters

And I also had to play some games as research for an article I have just written, you might be able to work out the subject :3:

Atari 2600

Bogey Blaster
Glacier Patrol
Adventures On GX-12
Deadly Discs
Kung Fu Superkicks

Atari Lynx

Desert Strike
Double Dragon
Fidelity Chess Challenge
Qix
Super Off-Road

Atari Jaguar

Zero 5
Brutal Sports Football
Double Dragon V
International Sensible Soccer
Tiny Toons
Troy Aikmen NFL Football
Iron Soldier II
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Post by: Scooter-Computer on May 28, 2014, 11:12:17 AM
TONS on Sunday...that's why i LOVE Animazement! $20 for unlimited retro gaming...see my Flickr for pics
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106032125@N05/page1/ (http://https)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/14095438810_d1626ebe8c_z.jpg) (http://https)Animazement 2014 Retrogaming (17) (http://https) by SacredKnightOfTomorrow (http://https), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/14282032165_2671fc7701_z.jpg) (http://https)Animazement 2014 Retrogaming (38) (http://https) by SacredKnightOfTomorrow (http://https), on Flickr
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Post by: avick on May 29, 2014, 08:49:50 AM
Introduced my 5 year old son to the wonders of the Atari 7800 last night.  Started him off with some 2600 Space Invaders, then moved on to Ms. Pacman, Xevious, Mario Brothers and then his personal favourite, Xenophobe.
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Post by: TL on May 29, 2014, 12:41:22 PM
Quote from: "avick"
Introduced my 5 year old son to the wonders of the Atari 7800 last night.  Started him off with some 2600 Space Invaders, then moved on to Ms. Pacman, Xevious, Mario Brothers and then his personal favourite, Xenophobe.

Start them young, that's what I like to hear!
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Post by: Spector on May 29, 2014, 16:24:59 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
That is what I tend to do actually. The other day I was testing some 2600s to sell on eBay so played a few games

Out of sheer curiosity, are these 2600's standard PAL machines or are they modded NTSC babies?
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Post by: Vyothric on May 29, 2014, 16:26:37 PM
Brain Lord (http://http) (SNES)

"Holy slowdown Batman!"
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Post by: TrekMD on June 01, 2014, 23:05:27 PM
This was Atari Jaguar weekend for me.  Here is what I played:
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Post by: TL on June 01, 2014, 23:10:17 PM
You "played" Beebris, ouch!

You made up for it with the rest though!  :113:
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Post by: TrekMD on June 01, 2014, 23:13:37 PM
Yep, I have it.  Wanted to try it out.  ;) 
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Post by: TL on June 02, 2014, 16:36:38 PM
Yesterday I spent some time with my XEGS, you will find out why soon!

I played the following:

Airball
Desert Falcon
Dark Chambers
Donkey Kong
Lode Runner
Rescue On Fractalus
Flight Simulator II
Food Fight
Thunderfox
Battlezone
Star Raiders II
Missile Command
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Post by: TrekMD on June 02, 2014, 23:48:43 PM
Nice mix of games there, Laird!
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Post by: Arethius_RGC on June 03, 2014, 11:51:00 AM
This week-end I could quite al ot of retro games for me:

- The Luck Dime Quest starring Donald Duck (Sega Master System)
- The Amazing Spiderman (Sega Megadrive)
- Mike Tyson's Punchout (NES)
- Super Mario Bros 2 (Via Super Mario All Star on Super Nintendo)
- Tetris Gaiden (Super Famicom)
- Ultimate Doom (PC)

And an integratade version of Pong on the the Fairchild CHannel 5. Very interesting :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 03, 2014, 11:53:54 AM
Nice set of games.  I'll have to check out that Donald Duck game.  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Arethius_RGC on June 03, 2014, 21:05:56 PM
Yes it is an excellent game. :D


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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 03, 2014, 21:08:30 PM
Quote from: "Arethius_RGC"
Yes it is an excellent game. :D

Not an easy one to find, either! 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Arethius_RGC on June 03, 2014, 21:23:33 PM
Acgually in France it is quite common. I just found a lot including:
- luck dime Caper starring Donald Duck
- Castle of illusion
- land of Illussion
All three for only 20 ... If you wish I can help you togeg in touch with the seller.


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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 03, 2014, 21:24:23 PM
Yes very common in Europe.

Unfortunately the SMS bombed in the US and so many games are hard to find there.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 03, 2014, 21:41:38 PM
The issue, though, is that if I get the game from Europe it'll be in PAL format and it won't work properly for me.  I do appreciate the offer, Arethius.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Arethius_RGC on June 04, 2014, 16:57:09 PM
Sorry I did not know you were living in the US...


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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 04, 2014, 18:38:09 PM
Quote from: "Arethius_RGC"
Sorry I did not know you were living in the US...

No worries.  Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on June 06, 2014, 21:39:40 PM
It was my day off today so I played quite a few games:

Atari XEGS

Orc Attack
Soccer
Realsports Tennis
Submarine Commander
Buck Rogers
Atlantis
Basketball

Sega Master System

2048
Ghost House
Video Poker
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 09, 2014, 20:07:41 PM
Skyblazer (http://http) (SNES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 09, 2014, 23:01:19 PM
Genocide 2 (http://http) (SNES)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 13, 2014, 18:34:53 PM
I've  played some Sega 32X in the past couple of days:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 13, 2014, 18:39:06 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I've  played some Sega 32X in the past couple of days:
  • After Burner
  • Blackthorne
  • Kolibri
  • Shadow Squadron
  • Space Harrier
  • Star Wars Arcade
  • Virtua Racing Deluxe

Great list of games! I have Blackthorne for the SNES but I'd like to get the 32X version some day to compare.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 13, 2014, 18:43:43 PM
I can tell you the 32X version is awesome!  I don't have the SNES version  to compare but I do know this version is just fantastic.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 15, 2014, 18:24:18 PM
Here's what I've played this weekend...

Atari 2600

Sega 32X
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 15, 2014, 22:41:52 PM
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (http://http) (PS1)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 16, 2014, 23:50:20 PM
Back to the Future Part III (http://http) (Mega Drive)

I did finish it, so technically it is playable but......................

Possible joint 1st place with The Flintstones on the Master System for worst handling/most unresponsive, stiff controls ever.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: davyk on June 17, 2014, 20:59:45 PM
Picked up a couple of Tetris games for the SNES this week - both JPN only games. I have a thing about collecting Tetris games for different consoles.

Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss and Super Tetris 3 - loads of modes for 1 - 4 players.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 18, 2014, 21:47:36 PM
Back to the Future Part III (http://http) (Master System)

That was actually better than the Mega Drive version.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 21, 2014, 23:24:38 PM
Bomberman Tournament (http://http) (GBA)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 23, 2014, 21:46:21 PM
Valis: The Fantasm Soldier (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 24, 2014, 21:43:38 PM
Valis III (http://http) (Mega Drive)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on June 24, 2014, 21:57:55 PM
Bit of a delay but getting back onto my PS2 Half Life, yeah its not the best version but as an achievement I love the fact HL is on the PS2 :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on June 25, 2014, 22:23:12 PM
Quote from: "WiggyDiggyPoo"
Bit of a delay but getting back onto my PS2 Half Life, yeah its not the best version but as an achievement I love the fact HL is on the PS2 :113:

I'm finding the controls a bit floaty, just dont get the same response as with keyboard but a big help I just found is 'lock on'. Might be seen as cheaty but it makes the long/medium distance shooting.

I also powered up Decay (Add on with PS2 Half Life) and found Randy Pitchfords name popping up in the credits, I'd forgotten Gearbox started with Half Life add ons.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on June 28, 2014, 21:02:01 PM
Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures (http://http) (SNES)

One of the better Indiana Jones games that I've played.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on July 03, 2014, 14:37:29 PM
Been playing some Sega Saturn:

Rampage: World Tour
Die Hard Arcade
Revolution X
Sega Rally
Bug
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 03, 2014, 15:02:56 PM
I've been playing GBA...
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 03, 2014, 15:15:27 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I've been playing GBA...
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
  • Castlevana: Circle of the Moon
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

My three favourite GBA games right there  :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 03, 2014, 15:17:50 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I've been playing GBA...
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
  • Castlevana: Circle of the Moon
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

My three favourite GBA games right there  :113:

Fun games, for sure.  I'll be writing reviews for them but I still want to play them some more. 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: 8Bitjunkie on July 03, 2014, 23:00:13 PM
M.U.L.E.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TL on July 06, 2014, 19:57:11 PM
My brother and I had a big Mega Drive session yesterday and played:

Streets Of Rage 2
Super Airwolf
Wreck It Ralph
TMNT: Hyperstone Heist
Snow Bros.
Sensible Soccer
Fatal Rewind
Power Rangers
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 08, 2014, 23:16:55 PM
Tonic Trouble (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 11, 2014, 17:41:29 PM
Gex: Enter the Gecko (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 16, 2014, 20:00:48 PM
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (http://http) (N64)

Randomly occurring game-breaking bug on the LAST LEVEL.

Other than that though........it's a boring piece of crap.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2014, 01:44:28 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (http://http) (N64)

Other than that though........it's a boring piece of crap.

I had heard that.  So, the game is infernal in more ways than one!   :21:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 17, 2014, 03:26:16 AM
Yeah, it actually has a couple of other problems too.

It can freeze sometimes - I thought it was just random but later found out it was to do with the music somehow (when changing area or something). I had to turn the music off to fix it. But at that point was over half-way through the game.

You can get stuck on/in-between things and have to reset.

I had to re-do a lot of things.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2014, 03:37:56 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Yeah, it actually has a couple of other problems too.

It can freeze sometimes - I thought it was just random but later found out it was to do with the music somehow (when changing area or something). I had to turn the music off to fix it. But at that point was over half-way through the game.

You can get stuck on/in-between things and have to reset.

I had to re-do a lot of things.

That sounds like a nightmare.  I'm surprised you pushed through!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Lurch on July 17, 2014, 03:47:11 AM
Been playing Ghouls N Ghosts on the Megadrive lately.
Not the easiest game in the world, but not as hard as the SNES version for some reason (although the SNES version looks a bit better).
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 18, 2014, 18:32:01 PM
Blues Brothers 2000 (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 20, 2014, 00:26:31 AM
Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck (http://http) (N64)

Now this is more like it. Really liked this game. Daffy is ace.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 20, 2014, 01:46:37 AM
I played Blazing Lazers on the TG16, and Street Hoop and Andro Dunos on the Neo Geo CD.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on July 20, 2014, 12:48:57 PM
So, in preparation for Freedom Planet (http://https), which looks really fantastic and I'm probably going to be talking about it for a LONG while... ahem. Right, where was I? [size=80](buy Freedom Planet, it comes out tommorow)[/size]

http://youtu.be/1zlMtd4zeI0 (http://http)

So I was playing Ristar. I'd say it went really well, at least until I got up to Planet Sonata. That basically killed my run, and I'm still a little angry about it. It's a very long level about carrying around a thing over your head that makes it so you can't defend yourself, spikes and traps everywhere, and probably the worst music in the game. *sigh* The rest of the game is really, really good, probably one of the best action platformers on the Genesis/Mega Drive, next to Sonic. So it's a shame that one particular level is so annoying, at least to me. And of course, the game has no passwords of any sort.

That said...

(http://i.imgur.com/2NewNjA.png)

I noticed this little detail right here. There are these tiny stone effigies of Ristar in Planet Scorch that he can pick up. Picking this up makes it so Ristar isn't constantly angry, like he is in the American version I'm playing right now. I'm assuming it's a sprite that the localization team forgot to touch up, but I'd rather think that Ristar is just so egotistical that carrying around a stone effigy of himself over his head like his own personal idol just pleases him that much.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: zapiy on July 20, 2014, 18:38:37 PM
That Freedom Planet looks awesome, very much a Sonic clone but it looks great.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: wyldephang on July 20, 2014, 20:33:31 PM
Ristar's a classic.  Sadly, I don't own a physical copy for my Genesis as the prices have been on an incline in recent years, so I'll have to stick with emulators for now.  Destiny of an Emperor for the NES just came in the mail, so I imagine I'll be playing that one the most.  It's basically a turn-based RPG with an early tactical system in which you need to recruit generals and build up your armies.  Instead of a life bar, in battle you have a meter that indicates how many troops you have left at your command.  So, the more people you have in your army, the easier it is for you to win battles.  It's definitely an underrated gem for the NES and I'm hoping to get around to writing a review for it in the future.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on July 20, 2014, 20:48:41 PM
I hear you about the prices of some of these games.  For some, I've resorted to getting reproductions because the originals are just prohibitive.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 20, 2014, 22:13:07 PM
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 27, 2014, 00:29:34 AM
Mega Man 64 (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: RPC_GAMES on July 27, 2014, 12:11:36 PM
All on (mame) Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Moon Patrol, Gyruss, River Patrol, Space Invaders, Tetris and a couple more which I can't remember.

Oh, I just remembered Elevator Action. I made it down 4 times :4:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 29, 2014, 00:36:26 AM
Starshot: Space Circus Fever (http://http) (N64)

Do not play this game.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on July 29, 2014, 00:37:33 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Starshot: Space Circus Fever (http://http) (N64)

Do not play this game.

As somebody who spends a lot of their time playing this sort of thing, what's so bad about this particular 3D platformer? You have me curious, now.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 29, 2014, 00:53:15 AM
It has one of the worst cameras I've ever seen/experienced. I've played a lot of 3D platformers too. The level design is just...well, there is no design - it's like you're playing randomly generated worlds with no logic/structure. You will fall off things constantly because of the camera and it's one of those games where there are a lot of platforms to fall off...into space most of the time. It's extremely frustrating. It's not one of those games that's so bad it's worth playing just to see - it's just bad. There was some stuttering in places too.

If you're looking for a "lesser known" platformer for the N64 - Duck Dodgers is ace, Goin' Quackers is fun....I'd probably put Tonic Trouble in that "best of the rest" group too.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 29, 2014, 01:09:30 AM
There were also times like this when I got stuck and had to restart:

http://youtu.be/0YdF_dlQrb8 (http://http)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on July 31, 2014, 22:24:12 PM
Chameleon Twist 2 (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: ashleybrierley on August 02, 2014, 15:19:35 PM
Last night and this morning:

Altered Beast (Megadrive)
Streets of Rage (Megadrive)
Tomb Raider (N-Gage)
Tomb Raider (PS1)
X Files (PS1)
Runabout 2 (PS1)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 03, 2014, 00:11:12 AM
Nightmare Creatures (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bartjaah on August 05, 2014, 09:58:01 AM
I've been playing a little bit of Wacky Wheels. I'm still finishing up on the last few levels (last world) of The Lost Vikings (which I loved and didn't know that it was so challenging). And I'm planning to play some Lego Racers, Blake Stone, Aladdin and Lion King (PC).

[align=center:3v4iwdpq]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-2_hT9-4#t=11 (http://http)[/align:3v4iwdpq]

[align=center:3v4iwdpq]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqN5XpC6NqU#t=11 (http://http)[/align:3v4iwdpq]
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Post by: Vyothric on August 05, 2014, 20:08:43 PM
Extreme-G (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 05, 2014, 23:43:38 PM
Extreme-G 2 (http://http) (N64)

Also did the duel mode to unlock the other extra bike.

Much preferred the first Extreme-G. Didn't like this one much at all. Frame-rate felt lower, track design was horrible and there were more tracks so it just felt tedious. "Let's make a game with really fast bikes, that you can't actually go fast with because we'll make the tracks too narrow with loads of turns". They really went overboard making all these weird squiggly tracks. I've never seen anything quite like it. Most of the tracks were really dark too.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 08, 2014, 04:51:50 AM
Tarzan (http://http) (N64)

Played this with my new Saturn controller.

The game.....meh, not a lot to say about it except for one bug that I encountered. On the level "Trashing the Camp" I kept finishing the level with 99% over and over again and couldn't figure out why. I eventually watched a couple of videos and found that in a different version (PS1) there were 3 coins where I only saw 1 - turned out they were actually there but invisible. So I was able to get 100% completion but that was lame.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 11, 2014, 23:06:59 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Tarzan (http://http) (N64)

Played this with my new Saturn controller.

The game.....meh, not a lot to say about it except for one bug that I encountered. On the level "Trashing the Camp" I kept finishing the level with 99% over and over again and couldn't figure out why. I eventually watched a couple of videos and found that in a different version (PS1) there were 3 coins where I only saw 1 - turned out they were actually there but invisible. So I was able to get 100% completion but that was lame.

Glad the controller is being put to the test.

I enjoy N64 games but some do seem more frustrating then on Playstation. Thanks for sharing your findings. :113:
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Post by: Vyothric on August 16, 2014, 04:25:30 AM
Stunt Racer 64 (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bartjaah on August 16, 2014, 11:03:11 AM
Some other games I've been playing this week! They're so much fun!

[align=center:3fici88j]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1t9B8KOGI#t=11 (http://http)[/align:3fici88j]

[align=center:3fici88j]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUgbtb-8PTY#t=11 (http://http)[/align:3fici88j]

[align=center:3fici88j]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgBUbuBGVAw#t=11 (http://http)[/align:3fici88j]
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Bobinator on August 16, 2014, 21:38:39 PM
Quote from: "Bartjaah"
I've been playing a little bit of Wacky Wheels. I'm still finishing up on the last few levels (last world) of The Lost Vikings (which I loved and didn't know that it was so challenging). And I'm planning to play some Lego Racers, Blake Stone, Aladdin and Lion King (PC).

Oooh, Wacky Wheels! Excellent choice. I remember having a lot of fun with that, particularly the duck shooting minigame.

Lately, I've been playing a ton of X-COM, which I am absolute ass at. I mean, I know how to play... at least, I think I do, but I'm basically getting murdered all the time. Even on Beginner, it's a really hard game, especially when you have like ten guys on a squad that can't aim for crap. It's an interesting game, though, and one that's been getting me more into these sort of squad-based tactical strategy games. I also picked up the remake, which is good, but it just feels so... odd, to me.

I mean, it's so... helpful, and explanatory! I can't handle how well designed it is! I feel scared when I have some idea of what I'm doing! I need an adult!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 18, 2014, 16:15:03 PM
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (http://http) (N64)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on August 19, 2014, 11:49:18 AM
This weekend I spent a while played the original Mega Man for the first time.

http://lofi-gaming.org.uk/diary/2014/08/mega-man-wii-u-completed/ (http://http)

I'd played Mega Man X (also the for the first time) a few weeks ago and enjoyed it, and since the NES MM games are cheap on the Wii U VC at the moment it was rude not to pick some up. I've bought Mega Man II as well, which I'll make a start on soon.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on August 22, 2014, 10:20:46 AM
And I did. Been playing Mega Man II a bit the last few days. It's a LOT easier than the first game.

Except this bit:

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/21e499a50d402e461c608dac53b30e6d/tumblr_nao62f2lEz1svmpf2o1_1280.jpg)

I'm not sure why, but the graphics don't seem as good as the first game either. The bosses are definitely less impressive. And having two pages of weapon select menus is annoying.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 22, 2014, 14:43:54 PM
Street Fighter II (http://http) (Game Boy)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 22, 2014, 14:47:11 PM
Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs (http://http) (Game Boy)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 23, 2014, 01:00:35 AM
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (http://http) (GBC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on August 23, 2014, 17:23:56 PM
Masochist, eh? ;)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 24, 2014, 02:06:44 AM
Duke Nukem (http://http) (GBC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on August 24, 2014, 17:28:09 PM
That's Mega Man II done then.

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/46b02a49b4dab56721fa9cf90c49ce0e/tumblr_natek7U7ob1svmpf2o1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: Vyothric on August 24, 2014, 17:51:57 PM
Daffy Duck: Fowl Play (http://http) (GBC)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on August 24, 2014, 20:44:57 PM
Onto Mega Man 3 now. They really expected more of the wee NES with this one, didn't they? So many big sprites at once. So much flickering. So much slowdown...
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 25, 2014, 18:18:31 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Daffy Duck: Fowl Play (http://http) (GBC)

Vyo, are you comfortable using the Super Game Boy adaptor for most games?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 25, 2014, 18:20:01 PM
Quote from: "deKay"
Onto Mega Man 3 now. They really expected more of the wee NES with this one, didn't they? So many big sprites at once. So much flickering. So much slowdown...

I have Mega Man 2 and 3 for the NES. They really are a let down.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 25, 2014, 18:43:17 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Daffy Duck: Fowl Play (http://http) (GBC)

Vyo, are you comfortable using the Super Game Boy adaptor for most games?

I use the Super Game Boy (SNES) for normal Game Boy games and the Game Boy Player (GameCube) for GBC & GBA games.

I prefer the Super Game Boy because the picture quality is sharper. The Game Boy Player isn't actually that great, but I don't have an alternative for playing GBC or GBA games on the TV so it has to do.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vyothric on August 25, 2014, 18:49:06 PM
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers (http://http) (GBC)
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Post by: onthinice on August 25, 2014, 18:50:05 PM
Thanks!

I was thinking the same thing about the Game Boy Player. I was thinking maybe my choice of games was the cause. I have been impressed the times that I have used the Super Game Boy.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 25, 2014, 19:06:49 PM
Going a little off topic here, but they do make an adapter that allows you to play GBA games on the SNES. It's a third party accessory and not sure how it would compare to Nintendo's Gamecube Game Boy Player, but maybe it has a better picture.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on August 25, 2014, 19:15:10 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Going a little off topic here, but they do make an adapter that allows you to play GBA games on the SNES. It's a third party accessory and not sure how it would compare to Nintendo's Gamecube Game Boy Player, but maybe it has a better picture.

I didn't know about it. Do you recall a name for it?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 25, 2014, 19:22:54 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Going a little off topic here, but they do make an adapter that allows you to play GBA games on the SNES. It's a third party accessory and not sure how it would compare to Nintendo's Gamecube Game Boy Player, but maybe it has a better picture.

I didn't know about it. Do you recall a name for it?

Here's a review of it  :)

Super Retro Advance Adapter Review-Play GBA games on your SNES!-Gamester81 (http://http)
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Post by: onthinice on August 25, 2014, 19:29:04 PM
Thanks, Shadowrunner!
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Post by: Vyothric on August 25, 2014, 19:54:17 PM
The problem with that is it just does composite via the actual device.

Slightly dodgy RGB via the Game Boy Player is still better than composite.
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Post by: deKay on August 25, 2014, 20:24:43 PM
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Onto Mega Man 3 now. They really expected more of the wee NES with this one, didn't they? So many big sprites at once. So much flickering. So much slowdown...

I have Mega Man 2 and 3 for the NES. They really are a let down.

I've not found that. I've played X, 1, 2 and now 3 in quick succession having never really played them before, and I'm really enjoying them.

However, I can see the formula getting a bit old by 6...
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Post by: Vyothric on August 26, 2014, 00:43:33 AM
Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (http://http) (GB)
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Post by: Vyothric on August 27, 2014, 22:48:53 PM
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (http://http) (GB)
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Post by: onthinice on August 29, 2014, 18:38:15 PM
Quote from: "deKay"
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Quote from: "deKay"
Onto Mega Man 3 now. They really expected more of the wee NES with this one, didn't they? So many big sprites at once. So much flickering. So much slowdown...

I have Mega Man 2 and 3 for the NES. They really are a let down.

I've not found that. I've played X, 1, 2 and now 3 in quick succession having never really played them before, and I'm really enjoying them.

However, I can see the formula getting a bit old by 6...

I should have made a disclaimer first. The first Mega Man game I ever tried was Mega Man Legends on the Playstation. Then Mega Man X on the Super Nintendo. So by playing Mega Man 2 and 3 on the NES is was a let down. Maybe if I had played those two first it might have been different. I was in my late teens when I got a NES in 1989 and mostly played arcade, plus some strategy games.

Still playing Pokmon Blue but started a game of Pokmon Red with Mew. Thanks to the creators of the Gameshark. :19:
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 31, 2014, 01:57:13 AM
Fired up the Jag today and played Tempest 2K, Defender 2K, Doom, and Super Burnout.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 02, 2014, 17:05:58 PM
Spawn (http://http) (GBC)
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Post by: Vyothric on September 03, 2014, 23:33:41 PM
X-Men: Mutant Academy (http://http) (GBC)
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Post by: Vyothric on September 07, 2014, 18:50:42 PM
Unreal (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: avick on September 08, 2014, 12:30:18 PM
Fired up the Jag for some Protector SE, Arena Football and Raiden this weekend.
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Post by: TrekMD on September 09, 2014, 01:39:21 AM
Quote from: "avick"
Fired up the Jag for some Protector SE, Arena Football and Raiden this weekend.

Nice, are you planning to get the CD to expand Protector SE?
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Post by: Vyothric on September 11, 2014, 15:30:11 PM
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 14, 2014, 01:15:06 AM
Today I played Galaxy Fight, World Heroes 2 Jet, Bang Bang Busters, and Sengoku 2 on the Neo Geo CD.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 16, 2014, 04:27:34 AM
Outcast (http://http) (PC)
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Post by: bogstandard on September 16, 2014, 14:57:18 PM
Diablo III PS3 (Adventure Mode)
Azure Dreams PSX

I suppose testing my games as I make them counts.  In that case my 2600 homage to Sharknado and Walking Dead is something I constantly play :p
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Post by: TrekMD on September 16, 2014, 21:50:12 PM
Quote from: "theloon"
I suppose testing my games as I make them counts.  In that case my 2600 homage to Sharknado and Walking Dead is something I constantly play :p

Make sure you don't let those sharks bite you! 
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Post by: Vyothric on September 17, 2014, 01:43:50 AM
Hook (http://http) (Atari ST)
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Post by: Vyothric on September 20, 2014, 01:31:20 AM
The Flintstones: The Treasure of Sierra Madrock (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Vyothric on September 20, 2014, 17:25:52 PM
Wolfchild (http://http) (SNES)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 21, 2014, 01:24:19 AM
Played some 7800 games today with Retromod's awesome controller  :113:  Food Fight, Asteroids, Robotron: 2084, and Super Cobra.  Then I fired up the SNES and played Arkanoid, Super Mario All Stars, and Classic Kong.
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Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2014, 01:46:05 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Played some 7800 games today with Retromod's awesome controller  :113:  Food Fight, Asteroids, Robotron: 2084, and Super Cobra.  Then I fired up the SNES and played Arkanoid, Super Mario All Stars, and Classic Kong.

Awesome!  I have some Halloween games that I need to play to get some reviews done. 
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Post by: Lorfarius on September 21, 2014, 11:49:34 AM
Got my hands on the Everdrive N8 for the Famicom this week.  Been loading it with a lot of translated Fami RPGs, surprising the amount of good games missed.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 22, 2014, 03:12:07 AM
Psycho Fox (http://http) (Master System)

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110316031341/characters/images/7/73/AVGN.jpg)
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Post by: TrekMD on September 22, 2014, 03:32:30 AM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Psycho Fox (http://http) (Master System)

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110316031341/characters/images/7/73/AVGN.jpg)

 :21:
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Post by: Lorfarius on September 22, 2014, 08:04:09 AM
Psycho Fox is a funny old game, I could never work out if it was terrible or really good.  I must have been 8 or9 when my parents bought it for me from Toys R Us.  My parents never had any money back then so it was a big surprise for them to get me anything so expensive (I'm still not sure why they did to this day!)

In the 80's I would tend to get a couple of games around Xmas time if I had a console so had to make it last as long as possible.  My MS was fantastic as I'd managed to pick WonderBoy 3: The Dragon's Trap, Alex Kidd in High Tec World (it was ace, shut up you in the back) and Enduro Racer solely by looking at the artwork and pictures on the box.  I had NES envy at the time but getting these games certainly helped.
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Post by: Vyothric on September 23, 2014, 17:56:40 PM
Bram Stoker's Dracula (http://http) (Master System)

Which calls for the AVGN face again.

Also, why is it that the hardest games always have the worst endings that flash by so fast that you almost miss it.
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Post by: JoeMusashi on September 23, 2014, 21:14:52 PM
Wow! I didn't realise Dracula had such quality sideburns!
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Post by: TrekMD on September 23, 2014, 21:30:17 PM
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Wow! I didn't realise Dracula had such quality sideburns!
:21:
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Post by: Vyothric on September 23, 2014, 23:03:50 PM
Bram Stoker's Dracula (http://http) (Game Gear)

Since I had the game memorised...
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Post by: TrekMD on September 23, 2014, 23:09:28 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Bram Stoker's Dracula (http://http) (Game Gear)

Since I had the game memorised...

How many times have you played it?!
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Post by: Vyothric on September 23, 2014, 23:55:55 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (http://http) (Game Gear)

Since I had the game memorised...

How many times have you played it?!

Well, only finished it twice now but it took many, many tries to finish it the first time.

I've completed the Mega Drive version too, but the game is different.
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Post by: TrekMD on September 23, 2014, 23:58:55 PM
That's cool.
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Post by: onthinice on September 30, 2014, 14:42:34 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Bram Stoker's Dracula (http://http) (Game Gear)

Since I had the game memorised...

How many times have you played it?!
Vyo, are there many differences in the Master System and Game Gear version? The screen shots look the same. I know the Game Gear was a portable Master System.

What I am trying to ask is if you only had one version to choose which would be your first choice? SMS or GG?
Well, only finished it twice now but it took many, many tries to finish it the first time.

I've completed the Mega Drive version too, but the game is different.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 12, 2014, 21:44:53 PM
I downloaded Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on the Wii U virtual console this weekend. I have the GBA cart already but I couldn't resist getting it again. The Wii U gamepad screen is perfect for these old games, love it :113:
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Post by: TrekMD on October 13, 2014, 02:35:08 AM
Oh, that is cool.  Circle of Moon is a OK.  I prefer Aria of Sorrow.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 13, 2014, 04:22:49 AM
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Oh, that is cool.  Circle of Moon is a OK.  I prefer Aria of Sorrow.

Yeah, of all the handheld Castlevania games Circle is probably the weakest. I've never finished it though so maybe this is the time :)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 13, 2014, 11:43:27 AM
Good luck!  :)
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Post by: Ben on October 13, 2014, 18:16:25 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I downloaded Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on the Wii U virtual console this weekend. I have the GBA cart already but I couldn't resist getting it again. The Wii U gamepad screen is perfect for these old games, love it :113:
I am with you on that 100%.  I really do not get the hate for the Wii U controller, it coupled with the Pro Controller is my favorite set up since the Saturn with its six button pad and the 3D Controller.
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Post by: llayboy on October 21, 2014, 09:28:39 AM
I've recently got my hands on an iCade and an emulator for my iPad so I've been playing a lot of arcade games recently. I know emulation is seen as a sore spot in gaming but this is the only way I can play arcade games without getting an actual cabinet.

So I've been playing WWF Wrestlefest, Simpsons Arcade Game and Turtles in Time.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2014, 11:41:52 AM
That's cool.  Good mix there too.
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Post by: obriethe1st on October 22, 2014, 16:33:19 PM
Hi all, i have been playing a lot of Elevator Action Returns on the saturn.I'm loving this game it has a very cool feel to it and the animation is great.However it can be quite frustrating when you suddenly get shot by 3 baddies and you fall off a platform or get crushed by the elevators and have to continue but im determined to 1cc this game :1:
All in all this game was expensive and it is fairly short but it just oozes quality and character and is exactly the reason i originally bought my saturn.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 22, 2014, 18:55:13 PM
Very cool.  I didn't realize that there was an updated version of the game.  Looks cool.
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Post by: obriethe1st on October 22, 2014, 23:19:15 PM
Apparently the original is unlockable but seeing as i die just before the final boss i have not unlocked it yet so i think some quality time this weekend is needed :-).
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Post by: TrekMD on October 23, 2014, 00:11:10 AM
Cool, then best of luck getting there!  :)
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Post by: Lorfarius on October 23, 2014, 07:58:15 AM
I've been playing Enduro Racer on the Master System a fair bit this week.  I love going back to it, so easy yet incredibly difficult to master at high speeds.
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Post by: JoeMusashi on October 23, 2014, 08:20:51 AM
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I've been playing Enduro Racer on the Master System.

Is that the isometric one? I have vague memories of playing this at a friends house.
I had the Spectrum version which I'm sure was more like Hang-On but you could jump over logs...
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Post by: Lorfarius on October 23, 2014, 08:50:10 AM
Its this one:

Enduro Racer - Sega Master System (http://http)
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Post by: JoeMusashi on October 23, 2014, 10:52:39 AM
Thats what I was thinking of, yeh! Great little game.
And there are buggies in it. I was going to mention those but couldn't be sure if I had dreamt them or not.
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Post by: Lorfarius on October 23, 2014, 10:56:00 AM
Yep its full of them :)
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Post by: llayboy on October 30, 2014, 21:36:22 PM
Just started playing Link to the Past. Believe it or not it's my first time of playing it.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 31, 2014, 01:21:51 AM
Quote from: "llayboy"
Just started playing Link to the Past. Believe it or not it's my first time of playing it.
Well, I don't even know what system that is for.
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Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2014, 02:49:57 AM
So, I decided to give the Dreamcast a spin:

- Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness
- Gauntlet Legends
- Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge
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Post by: rubby on November 10, 2014, 09:56:46 AM
I'm playing Call of Duty on JXD S7800b
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Post by: EchoPark on November 15, 2014, 02:24:36 AM
I been in a right retro mood this week, I stuck on Colonization which I bloody adore. Its one game I go back to year after year for a couple weeks at a time.

Along with that, I updated my Amiga Forever pack and played BaseJumpers and JetStrike for the CD32. I was gonna try and get the originals but all my gear has to get packed up for storage.
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Post by: deKay on November 15, 2014, 16:30:10 PM
After some time away from the series (Hyrule Warriors happened), I'm back on Mega Man V!

Picked up some really cheap Wii shop points today too, so bought Mega Man X2 on the VC, then upgraded it to the Wii U VC. Total cost 3-ish instead of 5.49. Bargain.
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Post by: zapiy on November 16, 2014, 17:30:42 PM
Played some Galaxian, Chaos Engine, Pole Position and many others yesterday. :113:
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Post by: rubby on November 22, 2014, 01:52:34 AM
I'm currently playing God of War: Ghost of Sparta
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Post by: ScratchPorkings on November 24, 2014, 04:41:58 AM
I'm replaying paradroid 90 on hataroid ST emulator on android. So much fun.
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Post by: llayboy on November 26, 2014, 08:32:17 AM
Played The Warriors on the Xbox a few nights ago. Love that they've got some of the original cast back to do voices for the game.
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Post by: Igente on November 26, 2014, 08:50:09 AM
Quote from: "rubby"
I'm playing Call of Duty on JXD S7800b
You can play Call of Duty on JXD S7800? I also have this device, and i play retro emulator games on it.
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Post by: Igente on November 26, 2014, 09:36:41 AM
Pokemon and Zelda on my JXD S7800B.
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Post by: EchoPark on December 03, 2014, 05:24:02 AM
Was quite in a hockey mood the other night, so looked out my Gameboy Colour and stuck in Blades of Steel :D
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Post by: zapiy on December 04, 2014, 20:17:06 PM
Played some Outrun, Galaga, Sonson on my JXD  :113:
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Post by: deKay on December 07, 2014, 21:10:59 PM
It took a while, but finished Mega Man 5 today. And started 6!
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Post by: TrekMD on December 07, 2014, 22:33:16 PM
Well, I played several of my recent Intellivision acquisistions...
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Post by: JoeMusashi on December 07, 2014, 22:58:19 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Space C*nt

That exists?  :13:
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Post by: TrekMD on December 07, 2014, 23:27:32 PM
Quote from: "JoeMusashi"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Space C*nt

That exists?  :13:

Yes, it certainly does...  Space C*nt (http://http)
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Post by: zapiy on December 08, 2014, 00:52:50 AM
I am lost for words, the ship is a penis.  Lmfao.
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Post by: TrekMD on December 08, 2014, 01:16:48 AM
Quote from: "zapiy"
I am lost for words, the ship is a penis.  Lmfao.
:21:
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Post by: JoeMusashi on December 08, 2014, 08:16:19 AM
Ha ha! Thats insane. Is it any good?

I love the Genitaliavision tag  :21:
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Post by: TrekMD on December 08, 2014, 11:38:32 AM
It's hectic and it has added elements to the Astrosmash formula. 
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Post by: deKay on December 14, 2014, 20:38:27 PM
Incredible game for page 69!

Anyway, I finished up Mega Man 5, finally, and have made a start on Mega Man 6. Slightly sad to be seeing the final NES one. Still, at least I've 7, X2 and X3 lined up!

Then maybe the Game Boy games. How do that compare to the NES ones? From what I've read, they seem to be a mix of two NES titles each with some unique bits. e.g. some bosses from MM1 and MM2, or MM3 and MM4. Is that right?
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Post by: wyldephang on December 19, 2014, 09:00:53 AM
Quote from: "deKay"
Incredible game for page 69!

Anyway, I finished up Mega Man 5, finally, and have made a start on Mega Man 6. Slightly sad to be seeing the final NES one. Still, at least I've 7, X2 and X3 lined up!

Then maybe the Game Boy games. How do that compare to the NES ones? From what I've read, they seem to be a mix of two NES titles each with some unique bits. e.g. some bosses from MM1 and MM2, or MM3 and MM4. Is that right?

I'm glad you're making your way through the NES saga. The Mega Man games were always some of my favorites when I was growing up, and they absolutely stand the test of time. The first four Mega Man Game Boy games do recycle some elements from the NES games--particularly the bosses and weapons, and some of the levels share design elements--but overall everything is redone to work on the Game Boy hardware. Mega Man V is the only Mega Man game on the handheld that offers a totally unique set of bosses and level designs.
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Post by: Tachi on December 22, 2014, 17:23:37 PM
After about 30 hours of Dragon Age Inquisition, I got totally bored so have left that for now and am now playing Mega Turrican and Phantasy Star IV again :)
Stiiiiill plodding through my save of Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World, 26 years later lol
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Post by: obriethe1st on December 27, 2014, 22:00:32 PM
Merry Christmas all :-)
I have not bought much new lately but have been playing Shin Shinobi Den on saturn and King Of Fighters 97,however i feel that 96 feels a more complete game(im not sure if it is just because the music seems non existant hence no feel).Oh and Twinkle Star Sprites.
 Peace to all men god knows we need it.
        8-)
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Post by: llayboy on December 28, 2014, 20:03:27 PM
Been playing some Ghouls N Ghosts on the Mega Drive. Hard as anything but very enjoyable and the sort of game you don't want to stop playing.
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Post by: deKay on December 28, 2014, 21:08:15 PM
Quote from: "wyldephang"
Quote from: "deKay"
Incredible game for page 69!

Anyway, I finished up Mega Man 5, finally, and have made a start on Mega Man 6. Slightly sad to be seeing the final NES one. Still, at least I've 7, X2 and X3 lined up!

Then maybe the Game Boy games. How do that compare to the NES ones? From what I've read, they seem to be a mix of two NES titles each with some unique bits. e.g. some bosses from MM1 and MM2, or MM3 and MM4. Is that right?

I'm glad you're making your way through the NES saga. The Mega Man games were always some of my favorites when I was growing up, and they absolutely stand the test of time. The first four Mega Man Game Boy games do recycle some elements from the NES games--particularly the bosses and weapons, and some of the levels share design elements--but overall everything is redone to work on the Game Boy hardware. Mega Man V is the only Mega Man game on the handheld that offers a totally unique set of bosses and level designs.

Excellent, thanks. I'll exhaust the Wii U VC then and move onto the 3DS :)

Having said that, Mega Man Zero for the GBA appeared on the Wii U this week, so it may be a while...
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Post by: deKay on December 29, 2014, 13:42:43 PM
Mega Man 6 done! (http://http)

(http://lofi-gaming.org.uk/diary/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/And_I_d_have_gotten_away_with_it_too_if_it_wasn_t_for_you_meddling_kids_-1038x576.jpg)

Now time for Mega Man 7! Wooo!
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Post by: llayboy on December 29, 2014, 21:48:38 PM
Just been playing this with a friend of mine. We recorded the gameplay and I plan to use it in a future episode of Retro Zone
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Post by: Shadowrunner on December 29, 2014, 23:05:36 PM
I've been playing a lot of Pepper II on the Colecovision Flashback. Such a fun game, love it :113:
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Post by: TrekMD on December 30, 2014, 03:03:25 AM
Quote from: "llayboy"
Just been playing this with a friend of mine. We recorded the gameplay and I plan to use it in a future episode of Retro Zone

I've heard that most Godzilla games are not very good.  How did you like that one?
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Post by: llayboy on December 30, 2014, 18:39:31 PM
I love that Godzilla game. It's just a fun game to play with a friend. Hopefully the fun shows in the video
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Post by: TrekMD on December 31, 2014, 00:50:54 AM
Quote from: "llayboy"
I love that Godzilla game. It's just a fun game to play with a friend. Hopefully the fun shows in the video
That's cool.  Glad to see that someone enjoys a Godzilla game!
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Post by: deKay on December 31, 2014, 20:56:09 PM
For some reason, I bought Pop'N TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventures and then completed it. It was great!

http://lofi-gaming.org.uk/diary/2014/12/popn-twinbee-rainbow-bell-adventures-wii-u-completed/ (http://http)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on December 31, 2014, 22:54:58 PM
I didn't even know that was on the e shop, and it looks cool. I will have to DL it. Good summary, and a really nice looking site you have there deKay :)
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Post by: deKay on January 04, 2015, 20:46:34 PM
I don't remember it appearing on the eShop either, but there it was when I was having a browse!

Need to get back to Mega Man 7 soon, but Fantasy Life on the 3DS has consumed 26 hours of my real life since Christmas day, and Hyrule Warriors has taken a big chunk too, so not sure when that's going to happen!
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Post by: Nathan Dunsmore on January 08, 2015, 23:03:22 PM
Chameleon Twist (N64) and Tecmo Bowl (GB). My friend and I completed Bart's Nightmare (Genesis) on New Year's Eve.
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Post by: TrekMD on January 08, 2015, 23:52:12 PM
Looks like a nice mix of systems played there, Nathan:  N64, GB, and Genesis!
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Post by: ls650 on January 09, 2015, 02:59:44 AM
Last night I was playing Astrosmash and Shark Shark on my Intellivision for a while.
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Post by: TrekMD on January 09, 2015, 03:35:57 AM
I've never played Shark Shark.  I hear it is a good game.  In fact, David over at Intelligentvision has been hacking it to make some improvements.
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Post by: ls650 on January 09, 2015, 14:22:27 PM
You should give it a try, at least through emulation.  It's nothing spectacular, but it is a fun time-killer.
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Post by: onthinice on January 10, 2015, 00:25:34 AM
Shark Shark is one of those must own games for the Intellivision. Unfortunately, I do not own a copy.  :21: Well I have it on the Intellivison handhelds the 10-1 and 25-1.

I have played it a lot on an Intellivision emulator. It is was on Xbox Live under the name Feeding Frenzy.
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Post by: TrekMD on January 10, 2015, 00:47:30 AM
I may should have the ROM for it from the Intellivision CD's.  I'll look for it so I can play it using the CC3.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: obriethe1st on January 10, 2015, 22:00:54 PM
Evening all,today has been an Elevater Action Returns day and now Bubble Symphony is warming my saturns disc drive.On a slightly different note does anyone here have Liquid Kids for the saturn or has anyone played the saturn version?I'm feeling quite tempted to get it but it is crazy expensive and i would like some advice if anyone can help out.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on January 10, 2015, 23:07:35 PM
Duke Nukem 3D on the Vita counts as retro, right?

So that.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 11, 2015, 01:22:22 AM
Quote from: "deKay"
Duke Nukem 3D on the Vita counts as retro, right?

So that.

Cool, I forgot it was out! I'm off to download it :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on January 11, 2015, 20:52:01 PM
If you've got PS+ you'd do far worse than pick up Whoa Dave! for a freebie rental. It's new, but the most retro game I've played in ages. And it's awesome.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Lorfarius on January 11, 2015, 22:45:45 PM
Spent a couple of hours on the Mega Drive Spider-man games tonight. Great fun!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: onthinice on January 12, 2015, 17:26:53 PM
Quote from: "Lorfarius"
Spent a couple of hours on the Mega Drive Spider-man games tonight. Great fun!

Do you prefer one over the others or did they all get equal time?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: obriethe1st on January 16, 2015, 10:37:15 AM
Well yesterday i played Assualt Suit Leynos 2 on saturn for the 1st time and must say it is quite tough.I managed to get to level 4 no worries but by god it became tough as old boots on level 4.So it looks like today will be spent trying to crack it and not throwing the pad out of the window :-).I must say it is a good game but only if you have the patience,which im very suprised i have tbh.Good game i would highly recommend.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on January 17, 2015, 23:19:49 PM
An hour or so on Duck Hunt on the Wii U. Bought it on Christmas Day, then forgot about it.

When you press the B button you get the Zapper gun trigger click and tinny spring noise come through the remote's speaker. Awesome!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Console Compulsive on January 19, 2015, 19:54:45 PM
I've been working my way through Nethergate: Resurrection which, to be honest, even though it's a Steam re-boot for newer PCs is just as hard as when I played it twelve years ago. An absolute sod of a game but if you are a fan of old isometric RPGs it's well worth the 3.99 on Steam.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on February 22, 2015, 05:08:36 AM
Today at Florida APE I played:

Arcade
- Donkey Kong
- Gyruss
- Frogger
- Galaga
- Galaga '88
- Space Invaders
- Pac-Mania
- Kangaroo
- Star Wars

Consoles
- Tapper (Atari 2600)
- Donkey Kong (Atari 2600)
- Kaboom (Atari 2600)
- Princess Quest (ColecoVision)
- Venture(ColecoVision)
- Wing War (ColecoVision)
- Sonic Spinball (Genesis)
- Sonic 2 (Genesis)
- Sonic 3 (Genesis)
- Alien Storm (Genesis)
- Columns III (Genesis)
- Ristar (Genesis)

Pinball Machines
- Jurassic Park
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Tron
- Star Trek TMP
- Star Trek (based on the 2009 & 2013 movies)
- Transformers
- Star Trek The Next Generation
- Star Wars
- Doctor Who
...and many other!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: zapiy on February 22, 2015, 09:13:51 AM
That's some list of games you got through pal.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: wyldephang on February 22, 2015, 09:21:54 AM
Columns III? I didn't even know there was a second one.  :21:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on February 22, 2015, 14:36:53 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
That's some list of games you got through pal.

Yes it is.  My forearms hurt!  LOL 

Quote from: "wyldephang"
Columns III? I didn't even know there was a second one.  :21:

Apparently there have been plenty of sequels for Columns! 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 08, 2015, 03:05:24 AM
I fired up the Jag today and played Wolfenstein 3D, Protector, Zool 2, and Defender 2000.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: ls650 on March 08, 2015, 05:06:02 AM
I bought a Vectrex about 3 weeks ago.  Although I've played Mine Storm and a few other games via emulation, it's the first chance I've ever had to play with a real Vectrex.  Wow!  This thing is awesome....

Although some of the games haven't aged so well, there are some great classics: Mine Storm of course, but I've also been playing a lot of Armor Attack , Berzerk, Scramble, and Solar Quest.  Funny enough, one of my favorites for this system is Clean Sweep, a game that often gets panned as a blatant rip-off of Pacman.  It is indeed a knock-off, but has just enough differences to keep it interesting...
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Akuza on March 08, 2015, 10:05:13 AM
Been playing my pc engine alot lately.

Last night I played columns, yes I realise that its on every other system but its good fun.

Galaga 88, great little shooter, really surprised me.

Got both of them for 4 each you see, but after playing these I played on gunhed and then 1943, both easily in my top 10 pc engine games!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Cryptic33 on March 08, 2015, 10:28:56 AM
Pac Man!!! I was never very good at it bit it is a classic which is still fun to try.

Also, I introduced my daughter's boyfriend to Tempest 2000 on my Jaguar, a system he had not heard of but was impressed with all the same ;)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 08, 2015, 15:13:53 PM
ls650, congrats on getting the Vectrex.  It is indeed an excellent system and still unique to this day.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 15, 2015, 02:24:17 AM
I bought an N64 a while ago, complete impulse buy! I saw it on ebay and it was ending soon and really cheap, so I put a bid in and I won. I then picked up a big lot of loose carts for the system, and today I tried some of them. I have to say I'm really impressed at how well these games have aged. I've only played a couple N64 games before so this is a new experience for me, and I'm having a lot of fun!  Played Hexen 64, Starfox 64, DK64, Star Wars Shadow of the Empire, and Glover. More tomorrow :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: hamie96 on March 15, 2015, 06:04:23 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I bought an N64 a while ago, complete impulse buy! I saw it on ebay and it was ending soon and really cheap, so I put a bid in and I won. I then picked up a big lot of loose carts for the system, and today I tried some of them. I have to say I'm really impressed at how well these games have aged. I've only played a couple N64 games before so this is a new experience for me, and I'm having a lot of fun!  Played Hexen 64, Starfox 64, DK64, Star Wars Shadow of the Empire, and Glover. More tomorrow :113:
You should try and find a copy of Conker's Bad Fur Day and Paper Mario. They're really worth the price and definitely classics of the N64.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 15, 2015, 07:40:11 AM
Quote from: "hamie96"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I bought an N64 a while ago, complete impulse buy! I saw it on ebay and it was ending soon and really cheap, so I put a bid in and I won. I then picked up a big lot of loose carts for the system, and today I tried some of them. I have to say I'm really impressed at how well these games have aged. I've only played a couple N64 games before so this is a new experience for me, and I'm having a lot of fun!  Played Hexen 64, Starfox 64, DK64, Star Wars Shadow of the Empire, and Glover. More tomorrow :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Greyfox on March 15, 2015, 10:35:42 AM
Well for me in between jobs and doing books, I've been managing to play some obscure Atari ST games than never made across to the Amiga, it had its own far share of titles some of which are fantastic and with not playing them before is a real treat,

If any of you have interest in gaming on the Atari ST,

Give these a try

Alien Thing
No Buddies Land
Phoenix

Some great stuff there from an Alien Breed clone to a frantic Star Glider shooter.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 29, 2015, 04:29:14 AM
Doom 64! I've wanted to play this for years but didn't have the console and could never get it to work on an emulator. Now that I have a N64 I picked it up and tried it out.

After I closed every curtain and blind in the house, turned off every light, maxed out the brightness setting on my TV, and turned the brightness all the way up in the game settings, I could actually see the game!! They nailed the atmosphere but I think they went a little overboard! Looks great though and perfect Doom gameplay :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: stonemonkeylives on March 29, 2015, 13:10:48 PM
In the process of playing through Swords & Serpents on the NES, loving the cartography element, but damn that game is hard.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Sam_P on March 31, 2015, 18:45:23 PM
Bought a couple Playstation games last night, so playing through Doom & GTA 2 at the moment.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on April 06, 2015, 21:08:10 PM
Been a while since I posted in this thread, so a little catchup...

In January, I played some Whoa Dave! (Vita), which isn't a retro game, but looks like one and feels like one. I did mention it at the time, but it's well worth picking up. I also played a bit more Duke Nukem 3D (Vita) but have yet to finish it. One day... Another not retro retro game from January was Rock Boshers DX (Vita), which has lovely Speccy graphics (and this week got an update to give optional NES-ish graphics too). Then there was Steamworld Dig (Wii U), also not retro, but definitely in that vein.

In February, I finished off Rock Boshers and and worked through Shovel Knight (Wii U). Again, not retro but it is definitely trying to be. Fans of Mega Man and Duck Tales really need to play it. After that, was Another World 20th Anniversary (Wii U). Never completed it back in the day, but managed to this time. Restart points seem more frequent, which is helpful!

Then, one of the best games I've played this year, 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS). Was not a fan of the original, but I OWNED this port. M2 have done some staggering work on these 3D 3DS ports, by the way. If you have a 3DS most of them are well worth picking up. Compled 3D Afterburner II (3DS) too. Had a two-player run through the Teenage Mutant Ninja|Hero Turtles arcade game (360) which was fun, but one life per credit (and can't be changed?!) was a bit of a pain.

March saw me playing a bit (a lot) of GBC game Shantae (3DS), which is difficult, has lots of painful backtracking, but is lovely. Oh so lovely. Not yet finished, but I'm 75% there, I think. Another M2 special - 3D Out Run (3DS) took up a lot of March. The 3D is STAGGERING. Since they were on offer, I got 3D Shinobi III (3DS) which was awesome, and it turns out I'd not played it before (I thought I had!) and 3D Altered Beast (3DS) for the LOLs. No LOLs were had. It's not even a port of the arcade version! Boo. Still, it was a pound or something.

Mighty Switch Force 2 (3DS) is another not retro but could be title I completed in March. It's excellent, but then so is most of Wayforward's output, so not really a surprise. At the end of March I finally finished off the nigh-on-impossible but utterly superb Castlevania: Spectral Interlude (Speccy) which was all kinds of woo and yay.

April so far has seen me complete Mighty Gunvolt (3DS), an 8-bit style variant of the already retro-ish Keiji Inafune (Mega Man!) project Azure Striker Gunvolt (which it comes free with). It's bloody great, but a bit short. Feels really like Mega Man too. Also completed the retro-looking Box Boy! (3DS) platform puzzler, and started on the very Mega Man X/Zero Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS). I've also been working through Super Mario 64 (Wii U) as that appeared on the Virtual Console last week.

And all this around the not even slightly retro games of Assassin's Creed Rogue (360), Lego Batman 3 (Wii U) (which does have a lot of 60s Batman TV series references, so is actually vaguely retro!), Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious (360) (fuhtwopuffandff), Touch My Katamari (Vita), Yakuza 4 (PS3), Pokemon Shuffle (3DS), The Swapper (Vita), Proteus (Vita), Kick & Fennick (Vita), Papo & Yo (PS3), Mario Golf World Tour (3DS), Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS),  Picross e5 (3DS), Super Smash Bros U (Wii U) and various others for not much time each.

Oh yes - and some crap games submitted to the CSSCGC 2015. You can see them here: http://www.sqij.co.uk/csscgc2015/ (http://www.sqij.co.uk/csscgc2015/)

Phew eh?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 07, 2015, 15:36:52 PM
You've been busy deKay! Definitely agree with the Sega 3D games on the 3DS, they did a great job with them and they look awesome :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: RetroKing on April 08, 2015, 14:14:19 PM
Just recently played Doom 64. Is it me or has the game become harder as I have grown older?  :40:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 08, 2015, 14:54:09 PM
Quote from: "RetroKing"
Just recently played Doom 64. Is it me or has the game become harder as I have grown older?  :40:

I've been playing it a bit lately too, and I'm finding it hard just to see! It's a great version of Doom but it's too dark!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: RetroKing on April 09, 2015, 10:00:27 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "RetroKing"
Just recently played Doom 64. Is it me or has the game become harder as I have grown older?  :40:

I've been playing it a bit lately too, and I'm finding it hard just to see! It's a great version of Doom but it's too dark!

I definitely agree. I could not see a thing. Loved the game back in the day but I wonder how I played the game with it being so dark.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: obriethe1st on April 11, 2015, 14:41:39 PM
I was in two minds as to wether what im currently playing can be classed as retro but thought what the hell. Dodonpachi resurrection on xbox360 and outrun 2,which isnt retro per se but feels old school.And i know this sounds insane but im finding that on normal settings Dodonpachi resurrection feels easier than dodnpachi on saturn.
Anyhow i know there is debate as to what constitues a retro game as old school games(especially bullet hell shooters) are a refined throwback to those long gone(in the west at least) days when you could watch mesmerised as someone tried to 1cc the bastard of a shooter that seemed impossible.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on April 11, 2015, 14:53:57 PM
We do have a thread where you can post about modern games you have played also, should you want to do so:  What modern games have you played today? (http://http)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: vandro on April 11, 2015, 16:02:40 PM
Just been playing super soccer for the first time today on the snes. Had a great time!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 19, 2015, 04:09:25 AM
My copy of Alice's Mom's Rescue for the Jaguar showed up this week so I tried it out today. Fun little platform game, I like it! I also played some World Tour Racing while I had the Jag going :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Nathan Wind on April 19, 2015, 16:29:53 PM
Nice!  Is that available as a cartridge? 

My Jaguar is permanently set up - over recent weeks I've been enjoying some Doom, Super Burnout and Power Drive on it.  I just picked up a bunch more games but haven't had the chance to try them out yet.  Also, the new trailers for Star Wars VII and Battlefront forced me to have a good blast on Rebel Assault on the N64 yesterday.  It still plays so well.  Brutally difficult though!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on April 19, 2015, 17:26:06 PM
Alice's Mom's Rescue is only available in CD but the Jag CD also includes a ROM you can use with a flashcart. 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: jazz.jj090 on April 20, 2015, 13:01:47 PM
STREETS OF RAGE AND MORTAL KOMBAT
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: ls650 on April 21, 2015, 02:38:30 AM
I received a copy of Vector Pilot for my Vectrex - great version of Time Pilot!  It was expensive (50 euro) but is a lot of fun.
http://www.kristofsnewvectrexgames.coml ... rpilot.htm (http://www.kristofsnewvectrexgames.comli.com/vectorpilot.htm)
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Post by: TrekMD on April 21, 2015, 03:06:20 AM
Oh, that's among the best games for the system!  :)
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Post by: obriethe1st on April 24, 2015, 19:31:48 PM
Well tonight has a strictly 8 bit theme,serving up some super mario bros followed by a small apertif of wonderboy in monsterland... :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on May 03, 2015, 20:53:33 PM
Since my last post...

I've finished up the previously started Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS and Mario 64 (Wii U). I then moved onto new-but-retro-feeling Titan Souls (Vita) and completed that.

Then I went back to two games I started a while back but never got round to finishing: Shantae (GBC on the 3DS), which looks fantastic and if it wasn't for a painful backtracking would be nigh on perfect, and Mega Man 7 (SNES on the Wii U) which didn't start well but was at least as good as some of the NES games in the end - don't know why it gets so much stick.

Non-retro, I've also been playing Yakuza 4 (PS3, completed), the two new 3DS StreetPass games, Zombies and Fishing (which are both ace), Bernband (Mac, PC version available) which is very retro looking and not really a game, rather a fun diversion (it's free - you should try it), Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) with it's new DLC pack, Adventure Time Explore The Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (Wii U) which is very much like Gauntlet, and the new Free to Play Pokemon Rumble World on the 3DS.

Oh, and I've rediscovered Boxer, so have played a bit of DOS Lemmings, and this evening played Morkin II (a clone of Chaos, but is so old itself now it's well retro) with my 6 year old daughter, who has decided this is all we're going to do tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on May 04, 2015, 03:12:03 AM
That's quite a few games you've played!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on May 04, 2015, 08:52:59 AM
I suppose it is a lot when you write them all down :)

I've completed 34 so far this year, which is on for a record.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on May 04, 2015, 11:45:46 AM
That's cool, actually.  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: RetroKing on May 11, 2015, 10:58:37 AM
Quote from: "jazz.jj090"
STREETS OF RAGE AND MORTAL KOMBAT

I have just been thinking of Streets of Rage recently, forgot how good that classic game really is. I might have a good old go on that game and some Golden Axe.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: zapiy on May 11, 2015, 21:25:06 PM
Been playing some Mortal Kombat myself.. Also a little Supercars on the Amiga and some Speedball..

Awesome games.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: vandro on May 12, 2015, 18:06:38 PM
I have been playing some Starwars Episode 1 Podracer on the N64.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Nathan Dunsmore on May 13, 2015, 00:24:17 AM
Been playing Dragon's Lair for the Nes. I'm able to make it to the final boss but I doubt I'll ever finish it. The dagger (the weakest weapon) is located right before the final boss in a spot that's almost impossible to avoid. I don't think it's as bad as everyone makes it out to be. The graphics and animation are some of the best I've seen on the Nes and whenever I died it was usually a result of poor timing on my part and not bad programming.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on May 15, 2015, 15:07:21 PM
I tried out the MSX Collection Volume 2 for the PS1 last night. It's a Japan only release, and there are some real gems on here! I played TwinBee, Super Cobra, Gradius 2, and Knightmare, and there's still another 6 games on the disc too. Very impressed with these games!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on May 21, 2015, 17:32:44 PM
Is Mega Man Maverick Hunter X for the PSP retro enough yet? It gets a bit of a pass being a remake of Mega Man X.

Sadly, it isn't a patch on the original. Terrible voice acting, soulless 2.5D graphics, and the music is boring and generic. Boo!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on May 22, 2015, 00:20:29 AM
Is the PSP retro enough?  Good question! 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: vandro on May 22, 2015, 11:39:19 AM
Been playing Vigilante 8 2nd Offense on the Dreamcast. A huge favourite from years ago..
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 22, 2015, 14:56:56 PM
Love Vigilante 8 on the DC! I spent many hours playing it!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on May 22, 2015, 22:46:05 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Is the PSP retro enough?  Good question!

Well, no, it isn't - yet - but the game sort of is being a remake.

In other news, I completed Exed Exes (PSP compilation of arcade games on the Vita) and it's one of the worst games I've ever played.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 25, 2015, 04:29:35 AM
Over the weekend I played Blazing Lazers and Ordyne on the TG16, 36 Great Holes Golf on the 32X, and Fatul Fury Special and Art of Fighting 2 on the Neo Geo :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: obriethe1st on May 25, 2015, 12:39:39 PM
Over the last couple of days ihave been playing Fantasy Zone on the Sega Ages Saturn version,damn good game and especially like the fact you can change the rapid fire settings in the extra options screen.Also been playing strikers 1945 2 also on the saturn and i think i prefer the original to it,then finished off last night playing ESWAT on the Ultimate megadrive collection and the arcade version of shinobi also on U.M.C.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: gregleg on June 06, 2015, 19:41:21 PM
I've recently been playing Tempest 2000 on my Jaguar and Thunderforce V on the Saturn (my skills on Thunderforce are...lacking!  I'd forgotten what true bullet hell games were like :-) )
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: baroquebros1986 on June 11, 2015, 23:20:11 PM
We just uploaded wrath of the black manta for NES!

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Post by: zapiy on June 12, 2015, 17:48:36 PM
Super Monkey Ball on the GC.  Simply an awesome game. :113:
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Post by: Banshee on June 12, 2015, 18:45:08 PM
Just played Double Dragon last night!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 12, 2015, 19:54:58 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Super Monkey Ball on the GC.  Simply an awesome game. :113:
You're the second person to recently mention that game for the GC.  I think I'm going to look into it.  The videos make it look quite fun.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: vandro on June 14, 2015, 09:53:17 AM
So i finally had the opportunity to play my atari 2600. Played frogger with my girlfriend who unfortunately beat me on every attempt. I think further practice is required here! Addictive game though.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on June 14, 2015, 15:45:12 PM
Oh Frogger is definitely one addicting game and it does appeal to women.  Keep practicing, though.  You should check the Starpath version, though you'll need a Supercharger or a Harmony cart to play it. 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: vandro on June 14, 2015, 21:21:05 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Oh Frogger is definitely one addicting game and it does appeal to women.  Keep practicing, though.  You should check the Starpath version, though you'll need a Supercharger or a Harmony cart to play it.
I just lost at beer pong tonight with her too. It's not been a good weekend. I also played asteroids on the 2600. Superb game!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: llayboy on June 18, 2015, 09:13:25 AM
I've been playing Mickey's Wild Adventure for the PSOne
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: vandro on June 18, 2015, 10:43:55 AM
Had a few friends over for a large goldeneye session! Ah those were the days.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: vandro on June 22, 2015, 08:00:47 AM
All this recent gamecube discussion led me to bring my gamecube back from my parents over the weekend. Super Monkey Ball and Super Smash Bros Melee have been played so far!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Mr1280 on June 22, 2015, 19:51:20 PM
Picked up some new ones at the weekend so I've been playing on megadrive comix zone, pit fighter, fatal fury and super street fighter 2 new challengers, jap version. Why though is balrog m.bison, bison Is vega and vega is balrog!???



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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: deKay on June 27, 2015, 16:39:01 PM
Quote from: "Mr1280"
Picked up some new ones at the weekend so I've been playing on megadrive comix zone, pit fighter, fatal fury and super street fighter 2 new challengers, jap version. Why though is balrog m.bison, bison Is vega and vega is balrog!???



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Because that's the correct way they're named. They changed them for the west (a boxer named "M Bison" was just a bit too close to M Tyson).

I've been playing Mega Man X2, which I've completed. Made a start on X3 too.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on June 28, 2015, 01:29:59 AM
Samurai Shodown 2 on the Neo Geo, and Alpha Mission 2 and Oshidashi Zintrick on the NGCD. Zintrick is a fairly rare and expensive game that I just picked up, and I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Pretty generic puzzle game and not really worth the money. Still another piece of the collection though, and with it I'm only 21 games away from it being complete :)
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Post by: deKay on July 26, 2015, 19:36:39 PM
Been playing Street Fighter II Champion Edition today, completing it with Ryu. Let me tell thee this: the Vita is rubbish for dragon punches.

Had a brief blast on Commando too. Such a great game, but I prefer the Speccy version to the arcade for some reason.
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Post by: kidpanda on July 26, 2015, 22:10:18 PM
Been playing R-Type on the candy cab, Pulstar on the Neo AES, Castlevania on the NES, (got a 1cc on that one), Revenge of Shinobi on the Mega Drive, and Deathkeep on the 3DO
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Post by: Shadowrunner on July 27, 2015, 00:53:07 AM
The 3DO gets very little love around here, so it's nice to see someone else who ownes one and uses it! I played Deathkeep a lot but it's been a few years.

I played The Super Spy, Futsal, Windjammers, and Metal Slug 2 on the Neo Geo CD.
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Post by: kidpanda on July 27, 2015, 02:20:50 AM
It's very stressful to play Deathkeep, the controls aren't what I would call.....good, lol. It's still fun and about as close as you can get to Ultima Underworld on a console.
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Post by: Sam_P on July 27, 2015, 20:25:13 PM
I've been slacking on the retro front - been mixing it up with Dynasty Warriors and Medievil, both on the Playstation 1.
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Post by: JoeMusashi on July 27, 2015, 22:05:41 PM
Some great games here:

SFII CE, R-Type, Revenge of Shinobi, Windjammers all belters!

Been playing a bit of Sega Rally (Saturn) and Mystic Defender (Mega Drive) myself.
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Post by: Bartjaah on July 28, 2015, 02:55:07 AM
[align=center:2d0n69lu]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7gTJva4nA8[/align:2d0n69lu]
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Post by: Saturn on July 28, 2015, 16:47:29 PM
Been playing and finally beat Val D'Isere Skiing & Snowboarding on Compete/Snowboard/1 Player. Still need to repeat on the skis but this one was a blast. Not the greatest ending in history but good enough :p
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 01, 2015, 02:23:50 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Been playing and finally beat Val D'Isere Skiing & Snowboarding on Compete/Snowboard/1 Player. Still need to repeat on the skis but this one was a blast. Not the greatest ending in history but good enough :p

Good job, that's a game I need to play more.

I fired up my Jag tonight and played Ruiner and AUSWEICHMANVER. Thanks [member=5336]Der Luchs[/member]  :) Your game is fun, my high score so far is 152!
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Post by: Saturn on August 01, 2015, 03:32:01 AM
Great score! Took me a few tries to get the controls down but I played quite a bit when mine arrived (http://http) 8)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 01, 2015, 04:37:07 AM
And that's an even better score, looks like I need to practice!
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Post by: deKay on August 10, 2015, 08:18:02 AM
3D Streets of Rage 2. It's great and all, but the music isn't a patch on the original :(
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Post by: Saturn on August 10, 2015, 14:36:21 PM
Playing the heck out of Breakout 2000! Also seems to be my 'go to' game when I have a few minutes.
Only wish there was a version without the robots so I wouldn't have to constantly adjust the controller to press * + # in the middle of some intense action to get rid of 'em.
Awesome game 8)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 10, 2015, 15:00:20 PM
Quote from: "deKay"
3D Streets of Rage 2. It's great and all, but the music isn't a patch on the original :113:

Quote from: "Saturn"
Playing the heck out of Breakout 2000! Also seems to be my 'go to' game when I have a few minutes.
Only wish there was a version without the robots so I wouldn't have to constantly adjust the controller to press * + # in the middle of some intense action to get rid of 'em.
Awesome game :)
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Post by: Saturn on August 11, 2015, 05:03:17 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I'm not sure why but I've never been a huge fan of Breakout 2000. I play it once in a while but I like Tempest and Defender 2000 a lot more. I know a lot of people don't like D2K though so I'm in the minority on this one :P
Love T2K! That's another go-to game that stays inserted in my kiosk's Jag pretty much forever. Been playing an infinite lives hacked version created with JiFFI (http://http). Using Dio's T2K Emu's save state feature makes it easy to keep advancing without the repetitive time investment.
Project Tempest v0.5 (http://http) works great too and has customizable keys along with the state saves (so the setup isn't backwards like Dio's.)
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Post by: Saturn on August 16, 2015, 23:10:35 PM
Been playing Soccer Kid for the Atari Jaguar off and on for years and finally beat it. :4:
In typical fashion, the ending wasn't great. The guy pulled 2 fish and a ball out of his pockets then shrugged lol.

Here are some passwords I picked up along the way:
CFSRTPMSKPMP (Italy?)
DFTRTMNSNMQM (Russia?)
CFTRTMTSSNBM (Russia?)
DFQRTTMSJTLT (Japan?)
CFQRTTLSGTJT (Japan?)
CFRRTDHFDKFK (USA?)



Now playing Dragon: Bruce Lee Story on Atari Jaguar!
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Post by: Saturn on August 18, 2015, 17:51:22 PM
Just beat Bruce Lee on the Jag. Man, pulling off that necktie to finish the game was HARD!
My timing was terrible. Then the ending was just a sun and Bruce Lee doing moves in front of it lol. :13:
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Post by: TrekMD on August 19, 2015, 01:36:40 AM
Cool, congrats! 
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 19, 2015, 03:20:40 AM
Yes congrats, I've never had the patience to play Bruce Lee all the way to the end!


I fired up the TG16 tonight for the first time in a while. Played Mr. Heli and Galaga 88.
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Post by: Saturn on August 19, 2015, 03:36:06 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Cool, congrats!
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Yes congrats, I've never had the patience to play Bruce Lee all the way to the end!
Thanks amigos, fighting games are probably my least favorite genre but I couldn't skip it forever :113:
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 19, 2015, 05:34:37 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I fired up the TG16 tonight for the first time in a while. Played Mr. Heli and Galaga 88.
That sounds like a blast. Used to love me some Galaga 88.
My TurboGrafx 16 is boxed away somewhere but I'm getting that need to dig it out and take it for a long overdue spin. I've never played Mr. Heli. Will have to acquire it (in some fashion) and check it out. :)
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Post by: Saturn on August 31, 2015, 15:44:58 PM
In the wee hours of the morning I played Haunted House, River Raiders and Adventure on the Atari 2600. Was trying to remember the game I played so much in 1986 but was unable to. After a quick search found that it was Ghost Manor! Will be playing it tonight. Can't believe how long it's been.
My all time favorite is Pitfall 2 Lost Caverns. Made it through many times as a youngster without getting hit even once. Wanted to accomplish that again but time may be spread too thin to get that good again.
Excellent system 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Ben on September 12, 2015, 22:00:16 PM
I've been going through my Saturn import collection again lately, trying to find good games to add to that list of under-appreciated imports.  I did find another one that is playable, but I don't think it's all that good really, so I won't add it to the list.  It's called Keriotosse!, it's kind of like if Bomberman met Power Stone.  It's an okay game, but the Saturn has a lot of great multiplayer titles already. 
Spoiler: show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jTgdh8T4Vg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jTgdh8T4Vg)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 02, 2015, 04:39:42 AM
I played Checkered Flag on the Jaguar tonight :)
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Post by: avick on October 02, 2015, 05:11:10 AM
No problem at all. At least it makes it slightly more playable!

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Post by: Saturn on October 02, 2015, 06:43:39 AM
That's great! I haven't messed around much with the patched version but glad to hear it offers some help. I'll give it a more in-depth spin in Virtual Jaguar. Speaking of which, I played the original ROM a couple months ago and was able to dominate some of the tracks. Either VJ has slow down with the file or it was the 2.4Ghz processor on my laptop not being able to keep up with the program but the pace was a lot slower and that helped with steering. Maybe a combo with the patch could make it work even better. Great info :113:
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Post by: Sam_P on October 07, 2015, 01:35:29 AM
I've seriously neglected my retro games since picking up a PS4, but I've spent a few hours playing through some Canis Canem Edit/Bully last night.

Great fun throwing down some marbles and letting a fire alarm off...  :24:
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Post by: Saturn on October 07, 2015, 18:42:33 PM
Have been playing & finally beat Double Dragon 5 on Atari Jaguar using Dominique :13:

My opponents:
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Post by: Saturn on October 07, 2015, 18:43:22 PM
A few more..
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Post by: Saturn on October 07, 2015, 18:43:55 PM
The ending sequence.. :(
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 07, 2015, 19:31:01 PM
Quote from: "Sam_P"
I've seriously neglected my retro games since picking up a PS4, but I've spent a few hours playing through some Canis Canem Edit/Bully last night.

Great fun throwing down some marbles and letting a fire alarm off...  :21:

Quote from: "Saturn"
The ending sequence.. :(

Great job Saturn! That's a game I don't have, is it as bad as everyone says it is?
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Post by: Saturn on October 07, 2015, 19:50:38 PM
Thanks!
While not particularly loving the fighting genre, I've found DD5 to be fun. Took more time than I wanted to spend learning moves but I don't think it's as bad as its reputation. (But, I like Trevor McFur too so my opinion/taste may be different than most.)
I'd be playing right now in Virtual Jaguar if I knew how to compile the source in Linux :) It can be addictive.
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Post by: TrekMD on October 07, 2015, 23:29:11 PM
Congratulations, Saturn!  So, you controlled a PE teacher through a fighting game. What did it feel like?  ;) 
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Post by: Saturn on October 07, 2015, 23:39:04 PM
Thanks! It was every bit as difficult as one could imagine lol. I picked Dominique bc she looks hot in that get-up.
The ending ruined it for me though lol. Might try another character and see if it's any better. That's wishful thinking, I know :)
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Post by: TrekMD on October 07, 2015, 23:51:24 PM
You may be surprised!
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Post by: Sam_P on October 08, 2015, 13:20:50 PM
Ever since I got my PS4, my retro gaming has taken a back seat unfortunately, though I have on/off been playing through Fallout 2, as well as good ol' Destruction Derby 2.
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Post by: deKay on October 09, 2015, 22:41:25 PM
3D SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2.

YES.
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Post by: deKay on October 11, 2015, 15:52:42 PM
Working through Mega Man X3.
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Post by: Saturn on October 11, 2015, 21:19:37 PM
I'm being destroyed by Mad Bodies on the Jag atm. "Mad" doesn't even begin to describe it... lol
Very frustrating and the Graphics Man punking you before every continue. Epic 8)
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Post by: Saturn on October 11, 2015, 22:01:06 PM
Just finished setting up Windows 98SE on a Dell Optiplex GX270 for some Tomb Raider: Unfinished Business (http://http) and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 (http://https). I've had them since their releases but never finished either back in the day. 8)
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Post by: Saturn on October 18, 2015, 21:37:41 PM
Playing R-Type Delta on the PS1. Forgot how awesome this game looked.
Way ahead of its time back then 8)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 18, 2015, 22:56:09 PM
Never go wrong with R-Type :113:

Over the weekend I played Defender 2000 on the Jag and Fatal Fury 3 on the Neo Geo.
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Post by: deKay on October 19, 2015, 08:12:24 AM
Finally finished up Mega Man X3. I'm out of Mega Man X games now though :(

Still, I do have Mega Man Zero lined up!

Also completed Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 at the weekend. It was OK, but not a patch on SML2.
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Post by: Sam_P on October 22, 2015, 11:21:49 AM
Still playing through Canis Canem Edit, and Medievil. I will get them finished, I will.  :21:
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Post by: ravensong on October 23, 2015, 01:22:44 AM
Currently playing through Earthbound, but always go back and play Mario 3 from time to time.
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Post by: Saturn on October 24, 2015, 16:12:06 PM
Playing Castlevania Dracula X on SNES 8) That final battle was tedious at best. Not what was expected..
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Post by: Saturn on October 26, 2015, 02:53:49 AM
Played and finished The Death and Return of Superman on SNES.
Reminded me a lot of Final Fight but the battles were just repetitive. And what happened to the version of reborn Superman that had the yellow safety glasses? Was he killed? If so, I missed it lol.
Anyway he wasn't there at the end when the rest of them were basking in their own glory for saving Metropolis. :65:
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Post by: Saturn on October 26, 2015, 17:34:26 PM
Been playing R-Type III: The Third Lightning on SNES this morning. Too much speed will kill a fella quick in those tight corners 8) Every time it looks like the end of the game is near, it gets tougher! Love it :69:
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Post by: Saturn on November 08, 2015, 23:26:28 PM
Gave Impulse X (http://http) for the Jaguar a few goes this afternoon. Love the Breakout type games and although I (laughably) haven't managed to get past the first screen yet, this game is a lot of fun. Very fast. :113:
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Post by: Shadowrunner on November 09, 2015, 02:46:36 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Gave Impulse X (http://http) for the Jaguar a few goes this afternoon. Love the Breakout type games and although I (laughably) haven't managed to get past the first screen yet, this game is a lot of fun. Very fast. :)
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Post by: Saturn on November 13, 2015, 11:08:55 AM
Just hit my personal best for Downfall
This screenshot taken moments after little dude vanished off-screen, plummeting to his death :10:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/DF_zpsvy9ezx2j.png)
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Post by: Saturn on November 16, 2015, 17:19:52 PM
And just beat that score. Fun game but wish I was better at it.
Wanna see some of those higher levels! :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202015-11-15%20224450_zpsns1mae2q.png)
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Post by: TrekMD on November 16, 2015, 17:29:31 PM
Cool, just don't let it become your downfall.  ;)
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Post by: Saturn on November 16, 2015, 17:32:46 PM
LOL I won't.
When I have a few minutes in between, I'll play bc it's usually quick and not involved 8)
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Post by: Saturn on December 02, 2015, 02:50:36 AM
And another new personal best :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/DF%2012-1-15_zpslgrkan9y.png)




Edit, was playing again briefly and tore it up! 8)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/DF12-2-15_zpswtjqga0h.png)
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Post by: Sam_P on December 03, 2015, 16:02:22 PM
Fired up the PS1 to play some Tomb Raider 2. By play, I mean locking the butler in the freezer.

Happy 21st birthday, Playstation 1.  :36:
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Post by: Saturn on December 03, 2015, 16:08:33 PM
Quote from: "Sam_P"
By play, I mean locking the butler in the freezer.
:113:
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Post by: Saturn on December 10, 2015, 03:13:43 AM
Been playing Another World on Atari Jaguar. Just got this game today and I'm still as bad as I was on all the other platforms. No matter, it's a great game and this conversion is awesome. Will have to spend some serious time on this in the weeks ahead-been waiting ages for a copy :113:
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Post by: Saturn on December 11, 2015, 20:37:35 PM
Playing Zero Wing for Genesis in Fusion. Hacking the rom too for infinite... everything :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/zw_zpscefgtqij.png)
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Post by: Saturn on December 13, 2015, 17:51:26 PM
Ran across the disk in a desk drawer so fired up Virtua Cop for the Saturn. Been a long time! 8)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NObd2KsRf28/VO9vGpEizpI/AAAAAAAACHE/z0q0kAgUxeM/s1600/virtuacop1.JPG)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on December 14, 2015, 00:03:09 AM
Nice! Virtua Cop is awesome :113:
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Post by: Saturn on December 15, 2015, 20:30:09 PM
Playing invincibility hacked Over Horizon for NES! 8)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202015-12-15%20141008_zpse0wrvwok.png)
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Post by: deKay on December 17, 2015, 17:17:04 PM
I played a bit of 4D Sports Boxing last night.

Oh my. It's no Fight Night.
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Post by: deKay on December 20, 2015, 22:36:55 PM
Having finished all the SNES Megaman games earlier in the year, I made a start on Megaman Zero this afternoon. Seems quite a different setup to the others so far!
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Post by: Saturn on December 23, 2015, 17:15:38 PM
Quote from: "deKay"
Having finished all the SNES Megaman games earlier in the year, I made a start on Megaman Zero this afternoon. Seems quite a different setup to the others so far!
Awesome! I love Megaman on the SNES. Makes me want to jump back in there and play right now 8)

[align=center:1yxe3wpk](http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/204801_zpsvwuzuet7.png)[/align:1yxe3wpk]


And later:

[align=center:1yxe3wpk](http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/204802_zpsrnhcgbpd.png)[/align:1yxe3wpk]
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Post by: Sam_P on December 23, 2015, 21:07:49 PM
Fired up some of the original Fallout on PC when I was bored the other afternoon, and I picked up Rayman 3 so I'll probably fire that up over Xmas.
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Post by: Saturn on December 24, 2015, 17:03:40 PM
While stuck at work all morning, been playing AstroStorm (http://http) for the Atari Jaguar.
It was uploaded/released at AtariAge today. My best so far :113: Can't wait to burn it to CD later and start using the Memory Track.
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Post by: TrekMD on December 24, 2015, 18:37:13 PM
That looks cool.  Need to download that!
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Post by: Saturn on December 24, 2015, 18:44:33 PM
It's awesome! I just got home and burned it to CD. Going to hit a game before mowing.
It says "Memory Track Not Found" on the cool intro screen. That bay door is sliding up and down in timed intervals revealing the current high score list. :)
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Post by: Sam_P on December 28, 2015, 20:40:32 PM
Finally got Rayman back from leaving it at my girlfriends house. Had great fun playing through it again.
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Post by: davyk on January 12, 2016, 18:23:30 PM
Twin Hawk , Hellfire and Super Fantasy Zone for Megadrive.

3 lovely STGs.
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Post by: nosweargamer on January 12, 2016, 20:03:30 PM
Ikari Warriors on the NES, 7800 and 2600.
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Post by: Saturn on January 26, 2016, 20:32:13 PM
Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit over the weekend and just got Fusion set up. Naturally, the first game I tested was the hacked version of Soul Star I made. 8)
(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/SS%202016-01-26_zpsvtjai2jg.png)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on January 26, 2016, 22:06:38 PM
Soul Star is a great game!  8)
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Post by: MadCommodore on February 03, 2016, 01:44:51 AM
Uridium on the Atari ST. I have worked out that to play the game at an identical to speed as the original Commodore 64 version you need to run it with an emulated speed of 32mhz 68000 CPU :)

At this point it is very playable actually, but at an emulated 16mhz it is still to slow to be the test of lightning reactions Andrew Braybrook intended it to be.
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Post by: Saturn on February 22, 2016, 19:52:04 PM
Been giving 2048 for Atari Jaguar some time today. Beat my previous score by a ton but man this gets frustrating lol. Was trying desperately to combine those two 128's but clogged the board. Great game! Just wish there was a cart run on this baby :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/2048_zps0yvptik6.png)
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Post by: vandro on February 23, 2016, 20:45:22 PM
I ahve been giving Mission Impossible on the N64 a go, having recently acquired it cheap off ebay. Finding it quite a challenge.
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Post by: Saturn on February 26, 2016, 15:44:02 PM
Tearing up some Llamatron in Virtual Jaguar. This is one of my favorite recent conversions and hoping there's a cart run :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Llamatron_zps4dfgaxph.png)
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Post by: TrekMD on February 26, 2016, 20:07:59 PM
I've never played that.  It's a clone of Robotron, right?
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Post by: Saturn on February 26, 2016, 20:34:23 PM
Yes, complete with the sounds and visuals expected from a Jeff Minter game :113:
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Post by: Saturn on February 29, 2016, 20:01:39 PM
I've set up scanmem with Game Conqueror (as its gui) in Ubuntu so enjoying some cheating in Fusion atm :21: :
(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/SoR3-1_zpstggqbjrk.png)


Level 2 mid-boss. The kangaroo from Tekken?:
(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/SoR3-2_zpswqwncwvk.png)


Level 2 mid-bosses. The jester's name is Bruce lol:
(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/SoR3-3_zpsfv0g7hlq.png)


Current stage 3 or 4, can't remember. Anyway, riding on a horizontal moving platform 8) :
(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/SoR3-4_zpsaohprt3j.png)
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Post by: Saturn on February 29, 2016, 21:31:04 PM
Switched over to some more Llamatron. Bagged my all-time high score 8)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Ll-2_zpszsk4x9mn.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 01, 2016, 19:06:30 PM
Went back to finish Streets of Rage 3. Never did see the character mentioned in the other thread but here's more shots from this awesome but seemingly impossible game:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20093042_zpszyfe8c17.png)


Had to fight 3 iterations of this guy. Plus, you had to take his health meter all the way down just to reveal a secondary health meter. So, fought him six times to win once. WTF

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20094429_zpsas1nj3rk.png)


No way I coulda done this without cheats :0

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20095220_zpsi5vvpqqj.png)


Now there's a morbid lookin fella:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20103827_zpslhqqvnqm.png)


Defeated and exploding(?)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20103940_zpsijxg6rvu.png)


And he's dead 8)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20103936_zpse46gf0d6.png)


Took out another level boss at a press conference lol

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20110950_zpsejyync0y.png)


Typical '90s 'Flash Gordon' ending

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20111129_zpssdtukztk.png)


Couldn't really change letters with that cheat on so best I could do was BAA

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-01%20111142_zpsxx3emxz9.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: stonemonkeylives on March 01, 2016, 21:18:32 PM
Replaying Zelda OoT on the N64 in honour of Zelda's recent anniversary and the 19th anniversary of the European release of the N64.

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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 02, 2016, 15:21:08 PM
Playing a few of rounds of Shootemup for the Jaguar. Not the best score of all time but getting higher :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-02%20091553_zps8bynjknd.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 04, 2016, 14:53:06 PM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Playing Streets of Rage 3, the Asian version that was mentioned in another thread recently. Haven't gotten to the freaky stage yet but with infinite health it won't be long. This game rocks btw!

So, it must've been the Japanese version of Streets of Rage 3 that this character was mentioned in. Had forgotten over time. Anyway here he is lol. [size=50]Kicked his arse btw :p
[/size]

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-04%20083124_zpsjda2tgrg.png)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-04%20084111_zps8hjl1uw2.png)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-04%20084119_zps9y0uvbmc.png)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Screenshot%20from%202016-03-04%20084126_zpsxfchalhk.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 05, 2016, 04:13:22 AM
:21: Never seen that before!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 07, 2016, 16:11:46 PM
Ms. Pac-Man and Wolfenstein 3D. I was playing these on the Xbox One and so the Wolf 3D game is the original DOS version which I've never tried before. It doesn't look quite as good as the Jaguar or 3DO versions, but it does seem to be a bigger game. It looks like they removed some rooms and made the map a little smaller in the ports, so it was nice to play the game how it was originally intended to be.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 07, 2016, 20:34:20 PM
Awesome W3D rocks!!



Attempting some Megaman X4 on PS1

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/MMx4_zps6qxxhvqq.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 22, 2016, 01:51:22 AM
Playing some Gunstar Heroes to kill boredom at work :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/GSH_zpsuekgzkoh.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 22, 2016, 02:07:55 AM
That's one cool game!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 22, 2016, 02:29:58 AM
Totally agree! It's one of my favorites for the system. Incredible for its time :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 25, 2016, 22:11:34 PM
Was playing 2048 this afternoon in Virtual Jaguar. This is my best so far but can't beat the game! Frustrating but a blast :16:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/2048%203_zpswhkfqnps.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 30, 2016, 20:39:00 PM
Finally got a somewhat descent score 8)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/204803_zpsbk1mgofx.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 31, 2016, 02:43:21 AM
Playing Zero 5 on the Jaguar in 'Cadet' mode. This game is still long and Cadet is one tier below Extreme. Will try Novice next time to shorten it.. hopefully. Using cheats from this post (http://http).
Awesome game! ;D
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 31, 2016, 03:25:46 AM
I see you're giving the Jaguar some love.  :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 31, 2016, 03:46:40 AM
Playing as much as I can. Had my fill of the next gen consoles for a while so back to my trusty Jag addiction.. where I belong :p
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on March 31, 2016, 04:13:05 AM
LOL  I wanted to play some PS4 this past weekend...spent several hours doing updates!  Nothing like grabbing a cart, plugging it in, and playing!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 31, 2016, 15:33:43 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
LOL  I wanted to play some PS4 this past weekend...spent several hours doing updates!  Nothing like grabbing a cart, plugging it in, and playing!
Yes! Seems every time I power my PS4 on, there's more to download.... and wait.


Having a go w/ Revenge of the Mutant Camels in Virtual Jaguar. This game is nuts 8)

Spoiler for a stage 2 password:
[spoiler:3f7do4sg](http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/cam01_zps1v6iuxhm.png)[/spoiler:3f7do4sg]

"Entering Beastly High Score Thang":

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/cam02_zpsunyxnecs.png)


High score for the day:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/cam03_zpsebqv4jxd.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 31, 2016, 15:45:47 PM
I find most of Jeff Minters games to be a little nuts :21: I wonder if the Jag game Attack of the Mutant Penguins took inspiration for it's name from this game?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 31, 2016, 15:54:38 PM
Yeah, anything's possible and since there are so many homages to JM in Jag games, I fully believe it's related in some way. Minter rules! :111:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 31, 2016, 20:25:12 PM
Was trying to play Gauntlet II in VJ but that shortcut from level 1 to level 6 pretty much did me in. The walls are invisible and with life constantly draining, I didn't stand a chance. Pretty much gave up after I couldn't find a 'map' or route on the net.

Where to go?
(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/G201_zpsa8z8wnuo.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on March 31, 2016, 21:36:41 PM
Switched over to Beebris for the Jaguar. Great Tetris-like game but the pieces are uncommon and it's harder (for me) to play. Adds difficulty :113:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/bee01_zpsqrebpt8h.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on April 01, 2016, 01:05:41 AM
I've never played those Mutant Camels.  Need to check them out.  LOL
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 01, 2016, 02:09:54 AM
One of the settings for gameplay includes an AI helper. A little goat dude that walks on his hind legs lol. He's like the AI Droid in Tempest 2000 and helps you. I always play with that little hombre at my side (http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/Saturn025/tongue.gif)
Great stuff!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on April 01, 2016, 02:47:06 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
One of the settings for gameplay includes an AI helper. A little goat dude that walks on his hind legs lol. He's like the AI Droid in Tempest 2000 and helps you. I always play with that little hombre at my side (http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/Saturn025/tongue.gif)
Great stuff!

LOL
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 01, 2016, 15:38:21 PM
Dove back into Gauntlet II and got to level 7 ;) )
Entered level 6 and didn't move until I heard a sound. I think that was the door's opening automatically as I'd read on-screen between levels. Found my way around and BAM! outta the frying pan and into the fire :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7k6KAvxsPI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7k6KAvxsPI)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 01, 2016, 15:57:55 PM
I'm still hoping they release a cart of this!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 01, 2016, 18:28:39 PM
So am I! 4 players with a Team Tap would make it much easier anyway :113:

Anyway,:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/gr01_zpsa4yx78vl.png)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/gr02_zpsbnd277t3.png)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/gr03_zpseyrhnvox.png)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/gr04_zpsryxwlsmw.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2016, 03:24:05 AM
They really need to make Gauntlet II into a cart release!  How are you playing it?  CD or using the flashcart?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 02, 2016, 14:51:51 PM
I was playing in Virtual Jaguar above. Haven't flashed it to a Skunkboard but might make a Rev 2 into a dedicated 'cart' of it at some point. Would be fun to modify a cart shell w/ the micro USB access port at the top. Just need to find my Dremel 8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Vadergb on April 03, 2016, 11:28:14 AM
I got a 4 15" Crt last weekend and I have played loads of 8Bit and 16Bit since. I have always had the opinion that CRTS are essential for arcade games, that's why both my cabs have CRTS but I cannot believe how good the NES,PCE,SMS,MD and Snes looked with scan-lines.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeehWhsWAAEThbr.jpg)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 04, 2016, 05:28:42 AM
Played Rebooteroids for about 6 hours today in Virtual Jaguar. Here are my two highest scores:

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/be_zpsfkidwi5m.jpg)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/bd_zpsk2s25vqi.jpg)


And here's a code from the higher of the 2

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/bc_zpss7ezfbct.jpg)
 8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 04, 2016, 14:57:58 PM
Quote from: "Vadergb"
I got a 4 15" Crt last weekend and I have played loads of 8Bit and 16Bit since. I have always had the opinion that CRTS are essential for arcade games, that's why both my cabs have CRTS but I cannot believe how good the NES,PCE,SMS,MD and Snes looked with scan-lines.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeehWhsWAAEThbr.jpg)

Nice score on the TV, 8 and 16 bit games look much better on a CRT!
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 04, 2016, 18:36:59 PM
That looks amazing 8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 05, 2016, 16:35:12 PM
Another RVG exclusive from me. All the names of the Rebooteroids waves:
[spoiler:30avqaty]00 Player Meet Rock
01 Rebooteroids Zero
02 Rebooteroids 101
03 24 Haters 24 Deaths
04 Control Da Horizontl
05 Meet the Stars
06 Eye Eye
07 Something I Said?
08 No Camping Allowed
09 Screams In My Eyes

10 Heads Turning
11 Lights Flashing Out
12 Something Precious
13 My Senses Sharpen
14 Stranded Together
15 Fog In My Mind
16 We Twist and Shout
17 A Billion Stars
18 Dream It All
19 Try Not To Bruise It

20 Give Me A Sign
21 Discord and Rhyme
22 Spinning A Compass
23 Power Rotation
24 Warning Siren
25 Price Of Freedom
26 Fools Run Rings
27 Grand Notorious Slam
28 You Can Never Hide
29 Twist It In A Vice

30 Feel the Pain
31 Tomorrow Is Today
32 Out of Your Head
33 Get the Run Around
34 Watch This Situation
35 Change the Picture
36 Non Stop Evolution
37 Turns On the Animal
38 Blow the Rules Away
39 At Your Liberty

40 Dilute Your Mind*
41 Learn To Survive
42 Dangle In the Blue
43 Red Line Territory
44 Freeze! (Say Rock)*
45 Control Completely **
46 Who Am I To Resist
47 Who Are You To Fail
48 Majordomo Plasticomo
49 Try To Resist

50 We Go Round Together
51 Mankind Is A Failure
52 So Don't Let Go
53 Speak To the Crowd
54 Comfortably Dizzy
55 Cruel Barbs Fly
56 The Channel Is Open
57 Play A Little Longer
58 This Guilded Cage
59 All the Fools

60 A Diamond Explodes
61 Lost In the Flow
62 Face the Universe
63 Fire Up the Night
64 In Secret Places
65 Ashes To Supernova
66 Mr President
67 Star In Some Fiasco
68 Surprising Fireworks
69 Shake You Down

70 Second Sight
71 Shoeshine Boys
72 Some Make You Spin
73 A Hit To Fit Reality
74 Wanna Bet Your Life
75 Nothing Will Remain
76 Through the Valley
77 Next In Line
78 Price Of Freedom
79 Laughing At the Last

80 Call the First Ones
81 Back From the Fire*
82 Far From Glory
83 On the Razors Edge
84 Afraid New World
85 Tried To Break Us
86 Never Chose This Way
87 Tried To Tame You
88 Yo Bad Azizi
89 Done And Dusted[/spoiler:30avqaty]
My personal favorites have an asterisk at the end of the name :113:[/spoiler:30avqaty]


Also, here's an hour and fifteen minute video of my playing an infinite lives hacked rom of it. Kinda boring and only 14 fps or so. It picks up at Wave 13 after I already flipped it once. There's a couple places where it's paused for 30 or so seconds. Had to stop and text a hottie ;)
These are at 13:44-14:08 & 18:35-19:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr8I-yycJog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr8I-yycJog)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 05, 2016, 17:16:15 PM
That is a lot of waves! This really looks good, can't wait for the release :113:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 05, 2016, 18:14:18 PM
I can't wait either! Going to be great playing this as an actual cart on real hardware 8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 14, 2016, 19:32:52 PM
I've been playing a bunch of Gameboy games with the Super Gameboy on my new Retro Duo handheld lately. I forgot just how much fun old GB games can be! Tetris, Klax, Super Mario Land, Golf, and a real hidden gem in the Japanese only game Momotaro Thunderbolt 2. Klax is a little lacking with such a small screen but everything else I've played has been a lot of fun :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 14, 2016, 19:54:27 PM
Awesome Shadowrunner. I have a Super Gameboy on my SNES side of collecting but not many games to accompany it. Might be time to dust that baby off and go on the hunt. 8)


Been playing Dragon's Fury (USA, Europe) in Fusion after seeing It's A Pixel Thing's video in another thread. Run out of balls too often so just hacked infinite ones into it. Excellent game!

(http://gamesdbase.com/Media/SYSTEM/Sega_Genesis/Box/big/Dragon-s_Fury_-_1992_-_Tengen.jpg)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_-HEbNw2Kbo/hqdefault.jpg)

(http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/genesis/a/df-1.gif)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 14, 2016, 22:05:39 PM
I have the TG16 version of that game (Devil's Crush) and it's a great game. I'm not very good at pinball though so I always run out of balls too :21:
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 14, 2016, 22:10:06 PM
:21: I hate when that happens :p
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on April 17, 2016, 18:09:51 PM
Been playing BC Racers on Sega CD. Had a heck of an afternoon at work Friday getting reacquainted with this old favorite. Was using the team below to play through on easy. Man, that was tough!

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/bc01_zpskqq5vyd9.jpg)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/bc02_zpseb6btcfq.jpg)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 17, 2016, 23:02:08 PM
Love BC Racers! Really fun but it is hard alright.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on May 08, 2016, 15:54:54 PM
Playing Super Mario Kart 8) Had forgotten how much fun this is!

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/mk1_zpsim1lou3h.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on May 08, 2016, 20:55:36 PM
That specific game is one I've never played.  I have, of course, played clones like Atari Karts.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on May 09, 2016, 02:44:10 AM
It's surprisingly fun, even by today's 'standards.' My girl and I go at it head to head. Would definitely recommend it :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: zapiy on May 09, 2016, 07:48:57 AM
Brilliant game, maybe the best version.


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Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 15, 2016, 04:39:10 AM
I was playing WWF Super Wrestlemania on the SNES today. It's lacking some of the modes and features of later 16 bit WWF games but still a lot of fun. Love the old wrestling games :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on May 15, 2016, 05:30:53 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I was playing WWF Super Wrestlemania on the SNES today. It's lacking some of the modes and features of later 16 bit WWF games but still a lot of fun. Love the old wrestling games 8)
(http://extremelifechanger.com/web_images/nwo.jpg)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on August 15, 2016, 20:30:41 PM
Been playing the Virtua Racing games for Genesis and 32X. In an attempt to get my racing fill with the steering patched Checkered Flag for Jaguar, I gave up as it's still unplayable and switched over to these. Some excellent work done here by Sega 8)

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/VR32X_zps5jirpmh2.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 15, 2016, 22:09:22 PM
I've never tried Virtua Racing on the Genesis but I love the 32X version! Easily one of my favourite racing games of all time :)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on October 10, 2016, 00:24:41 AM
I've never tried Virtua Racing on the Genesis but I love the 32X version! Easily one of my favourite racing games of all time :)
Well, the 32X is a great one, for sure. I'm going back to it soon to continue where I left off and see if I can shatter some personal bests :)




Been playing the hell (pun intended) outta Doom 64 (http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7370.msg93580#msg93580) for the N64 this weekend. Took just over 24 hours to play through with the help from some experts on YT and a few walkthrough clues to where the secrets are. Granted, I didn't come close to finishing at 100% but the goal was to experience the entire game in almost one sitting. Some fierce battles and tough enemies in this masterpiece of gaming bliss. Had this for almost 20 years and this is the first time I can recall playing for more than 30 minutes at once. What a great game 8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 10, 2016, 02:08:44 AM
Great job on Doom 64! I only got the game a couple years ago and I haven't played it that much. Sounds like I need to change that.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on October 10, 2016, 02:12:57 AM
Thanks Shadowrunner! One of the best experiences I can recall on the N64. Way late but still a blast. 8)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on October 24, 2016, 05:00:27 AM
I've played Sonic CD++ for about 3 days straight 8)
Never beat it back in the day and a after creating a few hacks, did it in 1 life (http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/tongue_zpsgfwfalkc.png)

Check out this ridiculous high score

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/SCDfinalboss_zpsplnhseno.png)
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2016, 06:04:59 AM
Cheater!  LOL
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 24, 2016, 15:20:06 PM
Sonic CD is a great game. I did finish it back in the day but I'm sure if I tried to do that now I would need your cheats too!

After seeing all your posts about Doom lately I was in the mood, so over the weekend I played Doom II (love that Super Shotgun!), and Doom 64. Also played some Cruis'n World on the N64 which is a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on October 24, 2016, 15:29:18 PM
Awesome! I had Cruis'n World buy never played it. Now that that it's all missing I won't be able to. Well, the real thing anyway lol. I'll have to dig that one up and check it out 8)

And yeah, that super shotgun is GREAT. The effects are insane :D
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: ArcadeAction on October 25, 2016, 03:59:48 AM
Played some Alcon recently. It is like a vertical version of Gradius with a similar power up scheme.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on October 31, 2016, 15:36:28 PM
Revisited Soulstar on SegaCD last night to update some hacks. Working great btw :p
Made a video of the final boss battle:

https://youtu.be/i4x9FNNsJuk
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on October 31, 2016, 22:29:03 PM
Cool!  How long were you playing to make it to the end?
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on November 01, 2016, 03:04:45 AM
I think it was between 30-45 minutes. I can do it again and time it or record the whole game. Was in and out doing hacks and working. I'd taken the easy path too so that affected it considerably. Love this game.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on November 01, 2016, 03:12:08 AM
That's why I was wondering.  With all the hacks, it should take a fraction of the time it normally would take to complete the game. 
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: Saturn on November 01, 2016, 03:17:27 AM
Yeah, it was a LOT faster but with all the starting and stopping and I can't really narrow it down beyond that guess.
Title: Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
Post by: TrekMD on November 01, 2016, 03:19:52 AM
It's OK.  That's good enough for me.  :)
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Post by: Saturn on November 02, 2016, 03:10:21 AM
Played some Cliffhanger today for Sega CD. Was messing around with some hacks and made videos of both Snowboarding levels that I've never beaten.. and 99% of the other people who've tried lol.
It's easy now :p

https://youtu.be/Adq0SQztCgE

https://youtu.be/XjV_oCIDbME
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Post by: Saturn on November 04, 2016, 01:42:43 AM
Played through Earthworm Jim SE today for Sega CD. Testing out new hacks and made a video of how easy it was to get through the 2nd submarine level w/ infinite air and damage :D

https://youtu.be/8kP6dw3Ukvs



Edit
Finally saw the ending for this awesome game and uploaded it

https://youtu.be/eRKZhl_EeWo
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Post by: Saturn on April 18, 2017, 01:52:03 AM
Just played through Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire on Nintendo 64.

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/3/3a/SOTE-N64.png/revision/latest?cb=20130611052056)

One of my favorite games 21 years ago and I still love it. I was on easy difficulty so didn't get to 'see' if Dash made it lol.
That Skyhook battle is one of the best ever and ramming the core with Outrider is a blast (watching it explode)
With infinite lives how can you go wrong :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4C6J9rpciQ

Man, what a fantastic game!! 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: TrekMD on April 18, 2017, 02:35:42 AM
Cool.  The book certainly was great and it is amazing to think of how much media was made for this story.  There's even a soundtrack.
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Post by: Saturn on April 20, 2017, 19:56:59 PM
Spent the last 2 evenings playing Star Fox 64.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/StarFox64_N64_Game_Box.jpg)

Had forgotten how nice this game looks. I could do without the farm animal wing men and their ridiculous dialog but was a fun revisit. Andross, the final boss, was way too hard initially. Couldn't remember how to kill the brain w/ eyes version of him and looked it up on Youtube. Finally offed him and followed Star Fox's dad out of that maze. Probably been 20 years since I last played. Outstanding game 8)
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Post by: TrekMD on April 20, 2017, 20:20:13 PM
That's cool! 
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Post by: Shadowrunner on April 23, 2017, 01:31:57 AM
Star Fox 64 is a great game but I've never finished it, good job :)

I fired up my TG 16 today and played Blazing Lazers, Mr. Heli, Galaga 88, and Ordyne. Lots of shooting was done!
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Post by: Saturn on April 23, 2017, 01:38:01 AM
That sounds great. My TG 16 is boxed away somewhere but sure need to dig it out and play some titles.
Fantastic system I don't give near enough attention to. 8)
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Post by: Ryuhi on May 02, 2017, 17:34:31 PM
I've been playing the Lion King for sega mega drive/genesis. Not sure if this really counts as retro but been playing street fighter alpha 3 on GBA and got my Wii out and been playing super smash bros brawl.
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Post by: RetroPlays on May 02, 2017, 18:37:59 PM
Micro machines on the cdi, a game I love on other systems but it runs slow on the cdi. This makes it easier for newer players but for me I prefer the speed and falling off the edge lmfao.
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Post by: zapiy on May 02, 2017, 22:13:51 PM
Is it really that slow then chap?
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Post by: TrekMD on May 03, 2017, 00:17:41 AM
I think, by now, the GBA is probably retro.  For some folks the PSOne is also retro, which makes sense if the Dreamcast is also retro. 
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Post by: RetroPlays on May 03, 2017, 09:21:40 AM
@zapiy yea defo, I'll link a video here, skip to 4.20 he shows the nes version for a lap and then 1 lap on the cdi, it explains it better than I could lol - https://youtu.be/QzpbWCJ3-MU

For me anything before the Ps2 is retro but of course Everton what's their own idea of retro too lol
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Post by: onthinice on May 03, 2017, 14:13:35 PM
Used to rent the NES version. Great game. My favorite is the SNES version. Is cool the CD-i had a version. Bought a CD-i new just to play Axis and Allies. Sold it cause it did not get much use. Might have to get another one just to play Micro Machines.

One of the few games I have tried to find boxed for each system. The N64 version has been the hardest because most are missing the included Micro Machines car.
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Post by: RetroPlays on May 04, 2017, 12:27:57 PM
^yea it's a game I can't pass up if I see it available, same with the board game cluedo lol
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 07, 2017, 00:11:38 AM
Spent a couple hours playing the Colecovision today. Lady Bug, Mouse Trap, and Zaxxon and then I tried a few homebrew games including a great version of Tetris and a port of the MSX Goonies game. The Goonies game actually has the Cyndi Lauper theme song playing throughout which is pretty cool.
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Post by: TrekMD on August 07, 2017, 00:57:53 AM
Nice. Very appropriate as today Coleco had a convention (in fact, for the weekend) which was a dismal failure.  With all the bad press they've had recently, I'm not surprised.
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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 07, 2017, 02:11:49 AM
Yeah I saw a short video someone made while looking around the show and the turnout was terrible! LOL That's what they get for pissing off the people who kept the brand alive for so many years.
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Post by: TrekMD on August 07, 2017, 02:35:18 AM
Exactly!  Very sad they chose to piss off their base.
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Post by: Saturn on August 18, 2017, 21:29:39 PM
Playing tons of DOOM on the Jaguar.
Over the last 8 months it's been nearly nonstop. I can officially say this is the game I've played the most in my life.
I'm converting my 79th map/level right now and having a blast.
This version of DOOM is outstanding 8)
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Post by: Vadergb on August 18, 2017, 23:22:19 PM
After tidying my game room/office I've played loads of Colecovision which I loved followed by Master System. New Zealand Story, Rainbow Islands and Ghosts and Ghouls are all great conversions. GNG's difficulty setting is slightly lower than most ports which makes the game more playable in my opinion. Finally got my arcade cabs ready in my extension by putting the on some carpeting. I then went and played Lady Bug, Burger Time and Mr Do on my 60 in 1 jamma board no doubt related to the Colecovision earlier on I the week.
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Post by: JoeMusashi on August 18, 2017, 23:32:32 PM
Master System and arcade gaming on a Friday night sounds ace!
I'd be tempted into a few rounds of Bomb Jack or Juno First if my cab was up and running....
The last Master system game I played was Castle if Illusion.
GnG has seen some great poets over a few systems,a generally great game but rock hard. Especially for someone as shit at games as me, lol.


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Post by: Shadowrunner on August 19, 2017, 00:44:27 AM
Some great games you're all playing. I fired up my NG AES after work today and played Miracle Adventure and Real Bout Fatal Fury. Really getting back into retro games lately and loving it!
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Post by: Saturn on September 18, 2017, 00:38:37 AM
Saw a top ten list of best N64 games and WWF No Mercy was on it. I was the master on Wrestlemania 2000 back in the day and had never played this so taking it for a spin.
Looks a lot different than W2K. Hope it's as good! 8)
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Post by: Saturn on September 18, 2017, 00:50:09 AM
OMG love it! Just submitted Taka Michinoku using Kane LMAO. Wow, the cast of characters is so outdated.
Can't believe I missed this back then.  :D :D :D
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Post by: Shadowrunner on September 18, 2017, 15:15:02 PM
Cool, love the old wrestling games. :)
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Post by: Saturn on September 18, 2017, 17:02:24 PM
I'm having a blast with this one. Currently in season 2 of whichever mode I'd picked and in the Royal Rumble. Made a save state part of the way through, got tossed over the top rope and restored to continue for the win.... eventually. I still have 19 entrants to go and have been tossed out a few more times since. Now saving after each opponent goes over. Going to be a long trek to the end of this pay-per-view but well worth it I think.
Can't wait to see what's next! Loving these characters too. Some names I haven't seen in forever. Like Steve Blackman-and I was shocked to find Chris Benoit in there too. I bet the WWE regrets that one! :D

What a gem
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Post by: Rain on September 26, 2017, 22:13:42 PM
Playin' a little FF II
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Post by: Saturn on October 01, 2017, 17:13:07 PM
Played through every stage in Hydro Thunder on N64. Easy, Medium, Hard and Bonuses.
What a beautiful looking game!
Was using infinite boost for some serious speed 8)

(https://www.lukiegames.com/assets/images/N64/n64_hydro_thunder_p_7fr1g8.jpg)
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Post by: Shadowrunner on October 01, 2017, 20:45:28 PM
Awesome game! I played through the game on the Dreamcast and loved it.
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Post by: Saturn on October 02, 2017, 16:36:11 PM
Ooh, I bet that version is even better! 8)



I tried playing Castlevania 64. Was not impressed with the 3D or controls and only went a little past the first boss. Some oversized skeleton. I really wanted to like this game :'(
I'm going to keep playing though. All the way to the end and then the 2nd one for N64. Too bad they weren't nearly as good as their 2D predecessors.

(https://i2.wp.com/thegamingoutsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/castlevania64.png?fit=782%2C432&ssl=1)

(http://www.castlevaniadungeon.net/Images/Screens/cv64b.jpg)
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Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 15:29:58 PM
I'm playing Epic Pinball (https://www.gog.com/game/epic_pinball_the_complete_collection) at work. Classic from 1993 w/ some cool tables. The Android table is pretty awesome.
The gap between flippers is a little wide imo but it's great.


My high score so far :p

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/ep_zpsnsjiodsr.jpg)