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Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
« on: September 28, 2019, 11:24:36 AM »

My complete Micro Machines collection. Just because. :)

Retro News & Chat / Re: Atari Box
« on: September 25, 2019, 17:55:28 PM »
I'm afraid I don't have a lot of sympathy for anyone who coughed up money based on what evidence was available.

I hope it works out for people but I really don't see it at this point unless they pull a magic rabbit out of a hat.

Retro News & Chat / Re: The History of X-Men vs Street Fighter
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:01:37 AM »
Watched that. XMen v SF was either the 1st or 2nd game I imported. Can't remember now - it was a long time ago. I got Radiant Silvergun around the same time.

It's an amazing game on Saturn - would have been head melting to have played it when it was a new release.

I agree that the abuse the PS1 version got while justifiable up to a point wasn't really right. The game looked OK to me in the video and if you hadn't played the original or Saturn you probably would have enjoyed it.

Atari Chat / Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« on: September 23, 2019, 10:36:41 AM »
I remember getting Meltdown in a pack of games but never got to play it as I had no gun.

Wasn't missing much going by that video though if the gun worked better it would help.....

Sega Chat / Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Sega Dreamcast!
« on: September 10, 2019, 16:46:21 PM »
I didn't bite at launch. I waited until I could vulture it in 2001 to my shame. But I got a lot of new games cheap for it then.

I have 2 DCs now with a good game collection and all the controllers (wheels, arcade sticks, guns etc). Great system. Wouldn't be without it.

Arcade & Pinball Chat / Re: Importing a classic arcade to the UK
« on: September 10, 2019, 16:42:53 PM »
I think so too. It's a slightly better deal for someone with an original Asteroids cabinet as they are getting Deluxe and Lunar Lander added. You get high score saving too which original Asteroids doesn't have.

For a deluxe owner it just isn't quite the same deal having original Asteroids added - but you are getting Lunar Lander too of course -  it's still something I'd consider in the future.

Arcade & Pinball Chat / Re: Importing a classic arcade to the UK
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:59:00 AM »

About £150 for the board. No soldering required for installation.

Sega Chat / Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
« on: August 25, 2019, 16:26:35 PM »
Added Ghouls & Ghosts to my MD collection. In really nice condition too.

I've read this is a bit more manageable than the ridiculously hard Super G&G on SNES. I play that on PS2 using the Capcom Collection which removes the slowdown that is evident on SNES.

However no G&G game is a walkover. I still play the original Ghosts & Goblins - usually on Wii's VC - but I remember playing it in the arcade too. G&G on MD is tough - have go to level 2 though which I haven't managed on Super G&G!!!!

Nintendo Chat / Re: The Super Nintendo thread.
« on: August 21, 2019, 19:43:19 PM »
Just received a new RGB SCART cable for playing SNES on my CRT.

I've only ever played with s-video but my new CRT doesn't support it so had to upgrade to RGB.

s-video is very good but RGB gives me brighter more vibrant colours.

Loving it.  :)

Got it from retrogamingcables. I went for the universal one that works with NTSC and PAL in case I get an SFC in the future. My current SNES is modded for region and 50/60Hz selection.

Really nice build quality. A wee bit more expensive but you get what you pay for. The image is gorgeous. Would post a picture but my camera doesn't pick the CRT picture up very well.

Atari Chat / Re: Atari Jaguar Pro Controller Reproductions
« on: August 21, 2019, 19:41:00 PM »

Is there no paddle control for t2K on those? Thought that might have been built into them.

Arcade & Pinball Chat / Re: Importing a classic arcade to the UK
« on: August 21, 2019, 19:39:32 PM »

It's weird but it really does make a difference.  :)

Arcade & Pinball Chat / Re: Importing a classic arcade to the UK
« on: August 21, 2019, 10:07:43 AM »

Another little update.

My favourite way to play this is on a Saturday afternoon. Wife and daughters are out and I put some 80s music on the hifi with the volume up loud.  This really seems to help. Having the 80s music on brings back the feelings of being in an arcade and I have found that my scores improve too!..    Still haven't topped my 50K+ high score yet though. Need more practice. :)

I've learned about a new board that plugs into the main board in the cabinet that adds original Asteroids and Lunar Lander.  For now I'm more than happy with the game but it's nice to know I can add a bit of variety in the future if I want to. I can remember playing Lunar Lander in the arcades way back and it's a nice game - not one I would buy in a dedicated cabinet (unless I won the lottery) but it's good to know that it can be added to the cabinet.

Atari Chat / Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« on: July 22, 2019, 16:07:38 PM »

Yeah - the Centipede port shares those same 2P modes.

Atari Chat / Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« on: July 21, 2019, 20:55:40 PM »

Anyhow - 7800 Asteroids is still the best home Asteroids game around ignoring emulation. I still play it.  The 7800 picture looks better on the CRT I got to replace the one that died on me.

Atari Chat / Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« on: July 21, 2019, 20:53:13 PM »
If that's the case then fair enough.  My Ballblazer POKEY is in my Asteroids cabinet.....but I still have the POKEY it replaced. There's a very good chance it is OK because I only changed it thinking it had failed when in actual fact it was getting dodgy voltage from the failing power supply.

I really should swap it in again but I can't be bothered.  :)

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