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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #50 on: 18 Oct 2013, 12:06 »

I hope you've held on to your Commodore 64s, because very soon Super Bread Box will be releasing!
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #51 on: 17 Feb 2015, 20:10 »

Been entertaining the idea of buying the old original NES.  Any retro gaming guru's out there able to give good tips on shopping for it and games online, what to avoid or look out for?
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #52 on: 17 Feb 2015, 20:14 »

I'd check any local game stores you might have nearby. I bought a Sega Genesis over Christmas break (why I had to rather than using the one I used to have is a rant I will omit...), and the local place was cheaper than the ones I saw on eBay, plus I didn't have to wait for it to ship.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #53 on: 17 Feb 2015, 20:16 »

Amazon will often have old games (I bought some 20ish year old games on it), they're at least more reliable than ebay.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #54 on: 17 Feb 2015, 21:29 »

I picked up Might and Magic 6-8 for like $10 at GOG at their Christmas sale.  Also picked up Stonekeep for nostalgic reasons.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #55 on: 18 Feb 2015, 07:24 »

You could always see about something like one of these.  Just throwing it out there.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #56 on: 18 Feb 2015, 07:33 »

From what I've heard, those are basically emulator systems. If your games run well enough in an emulator (most do, though there are exceptions), then they're okay. I read the reviews for some of them when I was looking for a Genesis, and according to the reviews the one I was looking at has flaky controllers, though.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #57 on: 18 Feb 2015, 08:34 »

It's also worth checking Craigslist.

Generally, the modern systems (whether they're licensed or not, some of the Genesis clones are licensed) fall into two categories: imperfect clones, or mediocre emulators. Some of the imperfect clones have their own charm (the Atari Flashback 2 and 2+, for instance, were designed to be hackable to run 2600 cartridges), but you're usually better off buying the real thing.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #58 on: 18 Feb 2015, 09:48 »

I found this informative and so I'm posting it here.

its good that he noted you will need a mono to stereo connection if you want to use both speakers on your tv instead of one, and that the zapper doesn't work on flat panel monitors.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #59 on: 26 Feb 2015, 18:50 »

I found this informative and so I'm posting it here.

its good that he noted you will need a mono to stereo connection if you want to use both speakers on your tv instead of one, and that the zapper doesn't work on flat panel monitors.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #60 on: 26 Feb 2015, 19:22 »

I was never a hard-core gamer, but man did I love the old Sierra games (the King's Quest and Space Quest stuff, especially). I picked up a reissue that had most of the KQ stuff on it, but the versions of I-III that were on it were later versions that didn't have the old-old-school graphics, which I really miss.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #61 on: 27 Feb 2015, 12:05 »

I've been playing Unreal Gold. Can't remember what prompted me to do that, but I'm enjoying it. I remain impressed by how well it's designed, and just how amazing the sense of virtual tourism is. I'm making screenshots along the way, here's a whole folder of them, updated as I go.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #62 on: 28 Feb 2015, 07:43 »

Played a rom of Sonic 2 on my brother-in-law's PC the other day. Got through to Casino Night zone before dying, tempted to bust out my Megadrive and give that shit the old college try.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #63 on: 18 Aug 2018, 13:04 »

Bimpety bompety, bumpety boo.

I went on holiday and spent a lot of my time poking around second-hand shops.



Now to see if it all works.
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Re: Retro time!
« Reply #64 on: 17 Sep 2018, 18:01 »

Turns out if you were playing Duck Hunt, you could use the second controller to control the duck's movement.

Damn you Seth Rogan for that revelation and damn you Duck Hunt for being...well...Duck Hunt. I hated that snickering dog!
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