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Retro News & Chat / Re: Genesis/Megadrive Mini announced.
« on: April 15, 2018, 14:55:35 PM »
Sega need to follow the Nintendo route and build the interface and emulation themselves (or Licence it from Nintendo  8)). The problem is they don't have the hardware experience anymore unlike Nintendo and the benefits that brings - eshops, virtual consoles, OS's.

Secondly they have historically licenced their hardware to Atgames and Tektoy, I'm sure the little box will be made with that tech.

The other issue with a mini is the games included. Nintendo went to third parties to ensure big 3rd party titles appeared on their console. I hoping that Sega bring the best games that are rare and dificult to get hold of as well as the big hitters. (Licenced games wont be included due to licencing).

I still think a Dreamcast mini or Arcade Mini would of been better options due to fact that Megadrive hardware and games have been available in handheld and console form forever.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Let's Compare Donkey Kong!
« on: April 12, 2018, 16:00:07 PM »
I'm glad i've read this thread. I'm a big fan of DK and interesting to see the various Youtube videos. What muddies the ground are the later remakes versus the originals - people often get misled what garbage some of the early versions were.

As original's conversions go I still think the Colecovision and the NES ones are my favorite. The Atari remake for the 2600 is stunning too and my favorite remake by a mile.

I'd seen most of them running in the past but the Amstrad version looked good. I'd like to try that version for real.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: April 12, 2018, 15:24:47 PM »
Found this nice pic of 16 Atari Jaguar ST Ports 8)

Wow thats a huge amount of ST Ports. There must be $500 worth. I cant make out all the titles but Bubble Bobble,
Cybernoid 2, Solomons Key, Joust, Rtype would all be sweet to play on the Jag.

Other Systems / Re: The Commodore CDTV Thread
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:34:20 PM »
I always thought it's was a seriously handsome system. It's a shame Commodore didn't try and market the cd attachment to the A500 at the same time. The system would been far more viable having the existing a500 owners onboard. Still pretty enough to sit under any TV today.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: December 18, 2017, 15:40:53 PM »
A couple of Colecovision pickups. £10 delivered from a forum. Ive never played Smurf's but I'm told its a great Pitfall clone.

Homebrew Chat / Re: New NES Hombrew - Donkey Kong Arcade
« on: November 25, 2017, 16:53:42 PM »
This looks really good.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Hardest games you've played
« on: November 12, 2017, 19:17:34 PM »
...Some of the most difficult games for me are the R-Type, Gradius, and Thunder Force style shoot-'em-ups. ...

The 4th level of R-Type has been a brick wall for me over the years. Perhaps I'm just crap at it rather than it being too difficult lol.
It has saved me buying the 2nd Hucard for PC Engine though. Maybe its a mental block to save me money.

Ive got the 2nd Rtype HUCard and its a waste of time (imho) without using a code from completing the first part.

I have done level 4 but its tough on most of the conversions and the arcade original. Whenever I play a highscore challenge I can usually get to that level without any fuss then its a game of attrition to beat it.

Alot of shooters are nearly impossible later on one you loose your power ups or you die in the wrong place. I'm looking at the Gradius series especially.  ;D

Retro News & Chat / Re: SNES Mini Hacked
« on: October 27, 2017, 01:00:35 AM »
I think its a great hack, Ive only added additional snes games but the fact it uses the Nintendo interface and emulation is all good.

Nice to connect to the Elgato and stream the games.

Retro News & Chat / Re: The History of the Famicom Modem
« on: September 16, 2017, 19:48:22 PM »
Looks like the real market would of been for gambling. Interesting to see a financial product driving new tech on a console.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Capcom Releasing New Street Fighter 2 SNES Carts
« on: September 10, 2017, 13:02:49 PM »
please exercise extreme caution when using the Product and make sure there is fire extinguishment equipment nearby.

Lol. Pretty sure they would need to clarify what type of fire extinguisher they would need to use.

A lot of money for an "Anniversary" edition tbh.

Retro News & Chat / Re: SNES Classic
« on: August 23, 2017, 12:42:25 PM »
I can't understand the pre-orders being this late and seemingly understocked.

Ive got two UK pre-orders from two months ago that have already been paid for, the second one is insurance against not getting the first. Ive already offered it to a mate at cost.

Nintendo know people will re-buy old games multiple times (I'm certainly guilty of this), I don't understand the stock shortages - If the US wants 3m mini Snes's make 3 million mini Snes's.

Retro News & Chat / Re: What Retro Games Have You Played Recently?
« 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.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: August 18, 2017, 13:18:13 PM »
Looks great! It really is too bad that the controllers are so bad though. I read about using a 7800 pad but I've never tried it. I bought an arcade stick that has a number pad built into it. Works great but it was pretty expensive, especially considering most games don't use it.

I've seen and want that stick. I could imagine they were pretty expensive and pretty much exclusive use to the Colecovision and 7800.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: August 16, 2017, 23:52:29 PM »
I got my Colecovision. What a system for early 80's arcade games. Absolutely loving it and it even looks decent in RF.
The Texas Instruments SN76489 soundchip meant many of the games sounded exactly the same as there arcade counterparts. Absolutely love Pepper 2/

Funny enough I knew the guy who sold it thru Ebay was on twitter so had a nice exchange with him. Loose Pal carts look pretty cheap so I will definitely look at adding Burger Time, Time Pilot, Bezerk and Mouse Trap quite quickly. Those pads though, I have played a few games on my 7800 pad which two buttons work fine.

Added a few bits from the Retro Videogame Market in Doncaster at the weekend.

Homebrew Chat / Re: GameCube HDMI Video Adapter
« on: August 16, 2017, 23:41:00 PM »
That looks really good. $100 is a pricey solution but still loads cheaper than an official component cable.

The $100 could go towards an decent quality scaler that could benefit every console people own but was really impressed with the results.

Ive got 5 pal Gamecubes and a Japanese Gamecube that runs both Jap/US games. It definitely is tempting.

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