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This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games. Retro gaming means consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games on platforms launched in 1999 and earlier. With the release of the 8th generation of consoles, the Sega Dreamcast will now be considered "retro", though the remainder of the sixth generation (Xbox, PS2, GameCube) will not.

Helpful links:
Game Tech Wiki
Emulation General Wiki

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Who wins?
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>>3652406
Irem obviously, what did Nazca do besides Metal Slug?
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What is Konami's answer to...

>Bangai-O (free-roaming shmup)
>Sin & Punishment (3D rail shooter)
>Light Crusader (isometric action-RPG)
>Yu Yu Hakusho (4-person fighter)
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>>3652416
You only say it's bad because you suck at it, go play easy modo Sunset Riders baby
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>>3651716
>furshit
yeah, nah
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>>3652467

That isn't even a side-scroller. Are you OK anon?

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>go on /vr/
>no mortal kombat thread

I am disappoint.

Mortal Kombat 2 is the best game in the franchise.

If you disagree fight me irl.
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>>3637765
>balance the martial arts and dark fantasy aspects
MK1 did it better... its simpler play mechanics just didn't hold up as well as 2 did.
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Everybody get pumped and get on Kano's side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vovDaPeQk_0
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>>3651282
Johnny Cage says YOU will die!

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK44Et3QB5w
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>>3637962
i thought in either mk1 or mk2 he alternated between "come here" and "get over here"... or am i confusing that with mk4?
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>>3649092
>release barebones, incomplete game.
>Sell a measly 100,000 units in five months after an initial underselling shipment of 1.4 million

Capcom are such a joke. I'm glad it's all coming down on them now, although it has been for a while. MKX is so much better than SFV it's not even funny.

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It's Ocarina of Time's 18th birthday. Say something nice about it.
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>>3630602
Neat. I never even thought of using Din's fire on shadow Link. Only used it to light torches I guess.
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>>3649314
>the music and atmosphere trophy goes to Majoras Mask, though.

No, it really doesn't. The music of MM is mostly monotonous or otherwise copypasted from OoT and used out of context. It lacks the same variety and contrasting play of feelings.
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>>3649070
Oh look it's this bullshit again;

>b-but Nintendo didn't invent anything!

George Lucas didn't invent shit either when he made Star Wars. What a fucking fraud, eh?
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>>3649375
Well fuck, in 20 years that once occurred to me either.
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>>3649132
>Egoraptor is a faggot who couldn't even graduate highschool

Preach it brudda!

Jesus tap dancing christ. I played Ages hard back in 2002 and never touched it since finishing it and I had forgotten the layouts of the dungeons and puzzles and jesus fucking christ what the fuck. I have not been this god damn stumped since the Ice Dungeon in ALttP.

God fuck I never played Seasons because I got so burnt out on Zelda because of Ages.

And fuck that "rhythm" goron part.
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dick balls
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HATE SLIDING ICE PUZZLES
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>>3650860
I admit this part made me quit the game the first time I played it, but I was a casual fuck back then.
Since then I've learnt to appreciate the greatness of this game.
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I've started playing Ages after Seasons, and it's so much better, Seasons doesn't even compare.
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I dont feel like starting a new thread to ask.

But this linked/code stuff in seasons/ages is confusing.

I finished Ages, now moving onto Seasons with a code, lots of references to my time in Ages and looked online for these code things and cant find shit in Ages.

I am getting all sorts of code things and shit in Seasons, but I cannot find any of the code givers in Ages.

Do I seriously need to finish Seasons and replay Ages to do all these codes?

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Give it to me straight, /vr/

What are the chances we'll ever see the conclusion to the Ecco series?

Annuziata was turned down by Sega a couple of years ago. Is the dream dead? But retro is in, and games long thought dead are rising from the grave like Shenmue. Could it happen?
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There was a kikestarter for Ecco III but it failed.
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>>3652685

Yes. And it had a code you were supposed to use in Ecco III to prove you beat 2.

>>3652687

That was for an original game by Annuziatta featuring marine life.

I want the story finished.
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>>3652696
>I want the story finished.
Easy. Just get at least $1 million
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>>3652703

I am currently eating peanut butter out of a jar with a spoon because I can't afford to buy bread
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A better question is when will we finally see Ecco in Super Smash Bros?

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Is there any sort of /vr/ group for Age of Empires 2? I've been getting back into that game and Steam never really looks too busy.

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How to start a super nintendo collection without raping the wallet?
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>>3646747
Being old enough to play SNES games when they were new means being old enough for the glorious days of the secondhand game market that was the late 90s/early 00s. That shit was magical, nobody wanted old games.
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>>3646807
I think there was an RHfix patch for Star Ocean which allows it to play in real hardware.
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>>3646779
>thinking he can find anything at reasonable prices from those sources in this day and age
top kek. You're lucky if you can score a crappy sports game for $5.
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>>3649434
Only SD2SNES. It's too big for a Super Everdrive to handle.
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>>3651074
>tfw i'll never be too big to handle

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Why are there so many people on /vr/ in their 20s and early 30s ranting about "millennials"?

Millennials grew up in the golden age of gaming (gens 3-6), when developers actually cared to finish their games before releasing them. Aren't you looking for Homelanders (yes, that's what they seriously call them)?
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>>3652648
Kind of like how adults today can't live without electricity or a vehicle.
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>>3652669

Exactly, you got my point. Each generation is dependent to something.
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>>3652347
>Why are there so many people on /vr/ in their 20s and early 30s ranting about "millennials"?

Because underage users fell for the millennial hate meme. Why do you think we have so many YouTube e-celeb threads? Underage don't actually play retro games, they just watch AVGN and then shitpost about retro games on /vr/.

And lol @ that image. Boomers fucked up the economy, now they're scapegoating us because we aren't picking up the tab for their mistakes?
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>>3652692

>AVGN

They watch other stuff, like Game Grumps and other more "in" youtubers. AVGN is like the gramps of youtube and nowadays kids only mention it for the cuck meme.

It's like thinking kids still use Fancebook. They see FB as a mom and dad thing.
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>>3652478
>I started on 4chan as an underage b&.
I think most people do.

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Ay Ay ay post your battlestation, setup or whatever
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>>3642634
>>3642630
If you haven't updated to the most recent release (at the very least stable) you should do yourself a favor and do so.
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these all connect to a big CRT on the other side of the room, can't really fit it into a picture.
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>>3645821
i like those colors in the super famicom. how do you remove those n64 games? look pretty thigh fit.
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>>3652113
you need to dust your stuff down familia
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>>3651798
should i import a nip one? Will i need to do any modifications to get it working on a PAL TV, also you can set the language to your preference on all dreamcast models right? So hopefully i won't have to deal with learning moon runes

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Looking for Genesis and Master System recommendations, especially anything sim, strategy, homebrew, or Western RPG like. But recommendations in general welcomed as well.


Also open to hearing if there is a better sub 50 dollar mobile gaming option?
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>>3651275
Why the fuck would you buy that? Have you even done research on it?

>>3651283
Do this. Not only can you easily find one and mod it for cheaper than $30, the Genesis emulators for it are significantly better than that Chinese trash and you can emulate nearly all pre-PS1 systems.
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Do look up Ashens.
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I would put the value nearer to $15. If I saw a brand new boxed one I might pay $20. A $20 PSP is going to be beat. I agree with everyone else that for $30 a PSP would be better and worth the hassle
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>>3651275
>Bout to grab one of these bad boys for 30 bucks

OP, you really need to do some research. Those devices poorly virtualize Genesis hardware. The sound is utter shit and way off pitch. I don't even think they support SRAM saves, which means no Shining Force, Phantasy Star, etc.
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>>3651285
>>3651298
But it isn't

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Prove you're an oldfag, let's talk retro magazines.

I actually had a letter printed in the Mean Yob section.
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>>3651467
PSX demo discs fucking ruled
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>>3652372
>PSX
triggered
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>>3644068
I always thought EGM was the best magazine by far back then

and I still do, even though I've learned some members of the review crew were just pseudonyms for guys writing two reviews
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>>3643905
>Prove you're an oldfag, let's talk retro magazines
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>>3652414
Noice.

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Of these Final Fantasies, which is the best? I've already played IV, VI, and VII, so disregard those.

Also Final Fantasy thread I guess.
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>>3650502
FFIV for the DS because it's more challenging than the rest
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>>3649812
>Story
IX
>Gameplay
V
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>>3649912
>VIII is the best of the PS trilogy.
Don't lie to him.
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>>3651871
The story feels like a scattered, disconnected patchwork; much like the game maps bunch of separate environments that only interact through plot scenes that I don't influence.

I enjoy some of the characters, and the story has its moments. Mechanically, the game play doesn't really stand out or give me much time and space to experiment with character customization.

I like the game, but I haven't played it in more than a decade. It's getting into the territory that keeps me away from FF7 and beyond, and other games in the series are more to my taste.
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>>3650142
this

>Also XV is great.
but not this

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What's a good phone/tablet that's good for emulation? Preferably affordable.

Hoping to at least get Mario 64 or Banjo 1 running decently.
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>>3652593
Shut up, autist.
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I've discovered that the best way to emulate is by destroying perfectly good retro consoles, replacing their guts with a Raspberry Pi, hooking them up to a LCD HDTV and using a smartphone as a wireless controller
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>>3651391
Asus S8.0's been pretty good. Not the newest one, the one that runs on 5.0.

You just want to get the Marshmallow update running immediately and trash the obscenely huge amount of bloatware. Then you have a pretty nice tab to work with at a cheap price.

I don't know dick about 64 but it runs all of PS1 pretty smooth.
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>>3651391
>Hoping to at least get Mario 64 or Banjo 1 running decently.

You're not going to get suitable N64 emulation on any platform, except modding a Wii and downloading Virtual Console WADs. But not every N64 game is accessible this way.

>>3652639
>Raspberry Pi

Can't handle N64 emulation.
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>>3652706
>N64

Never owned one as a kid so it's not retro

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ITT: Thoughts on the Everdrive 64 v3

A custom N64 flashcart cartridge that can play all PAL, NTSC-U & NTSC-J roms on any N64 console WITHOUT EMULATION! We are essentially bypassing the dodgy N64 emulation options by using real hardware with real software, albeit software from roms. No slowdown, no glitchiness, no emulation jank.

It allows us to have nearly 100% compatability with all N64 games ever released worldwide, allows us to play N64 software with our authentic controllers, allows us to quickly use the inbuilt gameshark feature to unlock everything or activate cheats etc., and it allows us to play many modded, homebrew, unreleased and demo games on official hardware.

These mods include:
- Banjo-Kazooie, thanks to the community over at Banjo's Backpack who have crafted many new levels and games in the Banjo-Kazooie engine
- Goldeneye, thanks to the community at GoldeneyeVault, who bring us 85 new multiplayer levels, 93 new singleplayer levels, and most importantly, GOLDENEYE X - which is Goldeneye multiplayer in the more powerful Perfect Dark Engine.
- Perfect Dark mods
- F-Zero mods
- Diddy Kong racing mods
- Etc.

Now my questions to all of /vr/ are:

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>>3649363

fuck off shill
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>>3649363
>1) What do you think of the Everdrive N64 v3

That your aggressive marketing only has the opposite intended effect. The more you shill your services on /vr/, the more potential customers you alienate.

>2) Do you think it's the perfect way to play N64 roms as it circumvents janky emulation

No, for two reasons:

1.) It's absurdly overpriced compared to an alternative such as softmodding a Wii and downloading VC WADs. Nintendo's in-house emulation isn't that shitty.

2.) Flash cart compatibility isn't perfect, so this method isn't actually a step up from emulation to begin with.

>3) If you had the money, and wanted to buy something really special for your SO who loves the N64, would you buy this as a gift


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>>3652682
Do you have a blog so I can read more of your bad opinions?
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>>3652694

'tard/10

That really convinced me to buy your ShitDrive.
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>>3652709
Where's the blog dude? I want to see more epic crusades against those damn dirty shills.



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