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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: September 13, 2020, 20:14:05 PM »

Great value there! Both volumes have a pile of excellent content.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: September 13, 2020, 15:45:09 PM »
Loving those boxed keyboard controllers. Something about that Atari packaging colour pallete.

The Capcom Collections are great - Have those though the 1st Vol. is poorly done in PAL - and I'm on the lookout for a JP-NTSC version.

I'm on a Darius thing at the minute on Switch so liking the look of the Megadrive game too. :)

Nintendo Chat / Re: Lockdown Wii Library Delve
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:10:13 PM »
Mercury Meltdown Revolution

This was originally a PSP game but is a splendid early entry in the Wii library. It uses the tilt mechanism in the wiimote to great effect - the game requires you to navigate a blob of mercury around mazes by tilting the maze and letting gravity do its thing. Puzzle elements are soon introduced that requires you to split the blob into different pieces. Then further complexity is introduced by colour - there are elements in the levels that turn a blob's colour into one of the primary colours and levels require the mixing of different coloured blobs into certain colours required to pass gates.

It can be hard enough navigating mazes without losing too much of the mercury (the blob can partially spill off the levels if you stray to close to an edge), but it soon becomes extremely challenging navigating multiple blobs and planning when and when not to combine them back into a single blob - all against a time limit.

This is an early game but the implementation is still rock solid and the simple clean presentation ensures it has aged well. I've only ever played this is 1P but there is a clutch of party games to try out for more than 1 player. Will see what they are like.

Sony Chat / Re: Japanese PS2
« on: September 12, 2020, 12:07:10 PM »
Latest addition to the JP-PS2 library. Kurushi was a real sleeper hit on PS1. It also had a slight update called Kurushi Final.  In the US and JP it was called I.Q : Intelligent Qube.

PS2 got an update. It adds some background distraction that to be honest isn't necessary and I might prefer the PS1 soundtrack but this is a more affordable way to play this as the original can be hard to find.

Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Dreamcast Thread
« on: September 12, 2020, 12:00:58 PM »
Nice to know that exists. I still have TVs with VGA so I'll be staying with that for the time being.

The homebrew I keep returning to is an relative Oldie.  Thrust is a superb port of the 8bit microcomputer game.

The only homebrew I have on cartridge is Medieval Mayhem though I tend to play the PAL60 ROM on my Harmony. It really needs multiplayer to get the best of it and I have yet to try it that way - will be using it in work if we ever get back to the office.

Fall Down is another favourite. Superb game that. Better in 2P but still a really nice game in 1P.

I'm a real Asteroids fanboy so I have tried Space Rocks but I haven't spent a lot of time with yet. Seems very good based on what I have experienced.....certainly feels better than the 5200 version I have experienced via the new Atari Vault compilation on Steam.

General Retro Chat / Re: RIP - Curt Vendel
« on: September 02, 2020, 09:56:16 AM »
yeah very sad news....born the same year as me...

Big loss to the community (not to mention his family of course).


Arcade & Pinball Chat / Re: Atari Arcade Games
« on: August 29, 2020, 18:49:04 PM »
If I had the space and the funds my dream would be to have a collection of Atari Vector games.

Lunar Lander
Asteroids & Asteroids Dx
Black Widow
Major Havoc
Space Duel
Star Wars

That's my 10.  If I could I'd add Super Breakout , Cocktail Warlords, Missile Command and Marble Madness to that lot. Then maybe a 4P Gauntlet too though. And a Peter Packrat. :)  And a Super Sprint....

What a games company they were......I could fill my house with their games....

Nintendo Chat / Re: The Super Nintendo thread.
« on: August 29, 2020, 18:39:32 PM »

Delighted with it. I have US version cart only but this is beautiful for the shelf. :)

Nintendo Chat / Re: The Super Nintendo thread.
« on: August 29, 2020, 18:37:13 PM »
Latest addition to my Super Famicom collection....starting to move from SNES to SFC...stunned by just how good a condition this is in. Imagine getting a PAL copy this good....this is better than when I got mine new in Woolworths!!!

Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Dreamcast Thread
« on: August 22, 2020, 16:12:16 PM »
Could be just a disconnected wire as you say. The simplest explanation is usually correct.

Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Dreamcast Thread
« on: August 22, 2020, 09:27:49 AM »
Interesting.  I'm quite curious.  The wire looks like the type of antenna some clocks have. 

Maybe its a mod to improve the system clock? Longer battery life + radio signal?

Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Dreamcast Thread
« on: August 21, 2020, 18:28:24 PM »
Odd looking. Havent seen anything like that before.

Nintendo Chat / Re: The Super Nintendo thread.
« on: August 14, 2020, 17:51:15 PM »

They really should get more playtime. I have still to complete some of them. :)

It got a lot of playtime in the early 90s though. So much nostlagia wrapped up in that console with me. As a group we played a lot of SNES and MD in same room multiplayer.

Nintendo Chat / Re: The Super Nintendo thread.
« on: August 14, 2020, 13:23:07 PM »
Making me think of the those good games I have now!!!

These are all PAL complete in box with manual unless stated.

I have most of the "greats" 1st party games:

Super Mario World
Pilotwings (US version)
F-Zero (sold the PAL boxed version - have the US version cart only. On the lookout for JP boxed)
Zelda ALttP (complete with map and unopened hint book)
Yoshi's Island
Super Mario Kart (sold the PAL boxed version I had - it was quite tatty, have the US version cart only - I intend to get a boxed JP version - still quite affordable)
Mario All Stars (same as SMK)
Tetris Attack
Donkey Kong Country
Super Tennis
Tetris & Dr Mario (US version)
Punch Out

Then the top end 3rd party games
Street Fighter II Turbo (Limited ed in tin box with badge)
Contra III / Probotector
Prince of Persia
Smash TV (GREAT port)
Super Bomberman (have multitap)
Castlevania IV (will never sell this - love it - have the soundtrack on vinyl!!!!)
UN Squadron aka Area 88
Legend of Mystical Ninja
Cybernator (aka Assault Suits Valken)
Super Aleste (aka Space Megaforce) Have the JP cart only as well. Will never sell this.

2nd tier 3rd party games - still solid
Battletoads in Battlemanics (+ US cart)
Firepower 2000 (US) aka Super SWIV
Kirby's Dream Course
On The Ball (have the mouse controllers for this)
Out To Lunch
Super Adventure Island
Smash Tennis
Super Dropzone

Have some brillant import Tetris games - a passion of mine. JP - complete with manual
Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss
Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss special edition
Super Tetris 3
Tetris Battle Gaiden

Then have a few filler games left
Vegas Stakes
Super Pang (no box)
Addams Family (cart only)
Tetris Flash (JP)
Space Invaders (US version)
Spindizzy Worlds
Caravan Shooting Collection (JP)
Cool Spot

The good games I sold that I can remember :-
Super Metroid - the big box version with the player guide - great game but I wasn't ever going to play it again.
Parodius - have all of the Saturn games in that series. Hurts a bit when I think of it - is a good port - but again - was never going to be played when I own the majestic Saturn version.
Pop n Twinbee as I intend to get the JP version OR the Saturn version (more likely)
Buster Busts Loose - gorgeous game but I had played it literally to death - could 1 life it on hardest difficulty
Rainbow Bell Adventures - gorgeous game but won and done.

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