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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: February 22, 2018, 21:05:18 PM »
An update to my Windjammers, I got rare the (1 in 5 chance) pink power disc!

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: February 03, 2018, 15:11:56 PM »
Just arrived. Windjammers Collector's Edition for PS4 by Limited Run games.

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: January 14, 2018, 15:36:09 PM »
Nice. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a SNES classic and it's great. A few games on there that were never released in my region, some games I didn't have also. (And obviously one game never released)

As close to the real thing as you can get, and looks great naturally on a modern TV. If you were to get those games individually at today's prices, you'd pay a lot more.

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Game Room Tour 2017 video (New)
« on: December 20, 2017, 19:26:23 PM »
Hi guys!

After my game room tour was so well received here last year, I've filmed a new one this year, updated with my expanding collection!

Video - https://youtu.be/lwln41lWmiQ

Thanks for checking it out. Much appreciated!

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: December 17, 2017, 17:45:17 PM »
Just got myself a Switch console, pro controller, and Xenoblade 2: Collector's Edition. The box for this game is so big it won't fit alongside my big box PC games!

(I also included the picture of my Gun.Smoke game, and Capcom Classics, which includes the arcade game, as I mentioned previously)

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: November 23, 2017, 18:42:08 PM »
It's been a while since I've been able to report a new retro purchase, but I just bought Gun.Smoke for the NES. It's a top-down vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up by Capcom based on the American Wild West. Given that the genre is mostly dominated by space shooters, I like to find the outliers that find ways to apply familiar shoot-'em-up mechanics to atypical settings. Once I get some game time under my belt, I'll come back with my first impressions.

That's a great game! (I did s let's play for it) Was lucky enough to snag myself a copy a while ago for NES. I'll also say that the full arcade version is on the Capcom Classics Collection for PS2 / Xbox. (I got the PS2 version recently and it's very good) If I was at home I'd post a picture of them, maybe will do later.  :)

MVL.

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General Retro Chat / Re: Xbox Classic thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 13:35:53 PM »
One of the worst kept secrets among retro gamers, OG Xbox games are often the bets looking ports, and extremely cheap! The downside is that with Xbox One (confusingly titled) backwards compatibility, we'll see speculation slowly rise those prices.

A few of my favourite original Xbox titles:

Fable (Lost Chpters)
Fahrenheit (AKA Indigo Prophecy)
Halo (First game was actually pretty good, haven't played another since Halo 2 though)
Jade Empire (Limited Edition)
Project Zero
Silent Hill 2: Inner Fears (Best version)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (and Sith Lords, but less so. Had this in PC but was really glitchy)
Tao Feng (Fun, but neglected fighting game)

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: October 26, 2017, 22:52:10 PM »
My RPG Friday bundle just arrived from Limited Run. Haven't unwrapped as I'm saving that for an unboxing video, but pretty cool to get my hands on Ys Origin and Asdivine Hearts!

MVL.

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General Retro Chat / Re: RetroN 5
« on: October 25, 2017, 23:52:24 PM »
The PC Engine support is what lead me towards the Retro Freak. Had less than 5 games unrecognised, and it played internet ROMs for those no problem.

MVL.

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General Retro Chat / Re: RetroN 5
« on: October 24, 2017, 14:40:14 PM »
I admittedly don't have a Retron 5, but I do own a Retro Freak, which I very much recommend.

Pretty much the same thing, but has PC Engine / Turbografx support, and can save the cartridge ROM files to MICRO SD, so you don't have to change carts. It will also play downloaded ROMs if you are so inclined. I use this feature if one of my games is not working on the system.

I was having a lot of trouble with my limited space having all my consoles connected at once. The emulation isn't always perfect as expected, but it lets me stream in high quality and play import games.
(You need to buy the premium Edition of USB adapter to use original controllers though)

I did a full review of that system if anyone's interested in the alternative:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oUvCAyv1uJU

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Homebrew Chat / Re: GameCube HDMI Video Adapter
« on: October 24, 2017, 14:24:15 PM »
As the link above directs to inform, if the device is pulled out quickly or jarring it can kill the console.

You could go with a Wii2HDMI and play GameCube games on the Wii. But then you'd loose on on Gameboy player.

I'm looking to get a Scart to HDMI upscaler of some sort.

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: October 24, 2017, 14:19:54 PM »
These are not really purchases but items I got from a junk box exchange...

To quote Skyrim traders "Some call this junk. Me, I call them treasures."

MVL.

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Sega Chat / Re: Underappreciated Dreamcast Games.
« on: October 17, 2017, 00:38:33 AM »
I enjoy Trickstyle for the Dreamcast. (Actually had to pick up a 2nd copy because it was damaged though)

Found a game called Change N' Blast, which is a pretty good shooter. Each section is timed like an Arcade gun game, but it doesn't use a light gun, your character can move around the screen to dodge attacks as you aim instead.

Did a little gameplay video on one of my pickup videos, but I don't remember when. Quite an addictive game.

MVL.

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Ghostbusters on the Commodore, only because I never figured out what key gets out of the item shop at the start. Then again, if I'd have known you could keep playing the loading game without reloading by pressing STOP on the tape machine, I'd have never suffered playing Ghostbusters at all.

MVL.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Good, cheap MAME machine?
« on: September 27, 2017, 19:25:51 PM »
Some good ideas. I'm not opposed to setting up the MAME myself, or modding. A front interface to quick load would be ideal, soMill check out some of those.

MVL.

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