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Okay motherfuckers I just got a Sega Saturn (NTSC-J) and I need to know the basics. What are some great games and essential accessories.
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>essential accessories
A job that pays at least 2x minimum wage.
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>>3932709
>he fall for the saturn meme
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>>3932709
Sell it. You obviously can't afford to collect for it, nor do you even know what it is or you wouldn't be here asking this stupid question.
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Get a backup cartridge if you don't want the internal memory to unexpectedly lose all your data.

RAM expansion: only a very few number of games explicitly require it, and depending on the kinds of games you want to play on your Saturn you may not even get any real benefit from it.

The Action Replay Plus is popular because it combines both of those functions, allows you to play games from different regions, and its firmware (along with other less feature-laden boot carts but NOT regular memory backups or ram expansion carts) can be flashed to let you play burnt games. You can also play burnt games using a simple swap trick.

As for games, that depends largely on what kinds of games you like and whether you know Japanese or not.
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>essential accessories
Every serious Saturn owner has a Pri-Fun, a color printer that connects to the Saturn and allows you to make real prints of images displayed by the system.
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>>3932808
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>>3932709
I can give you recommendation but seriously if you just grabbed a loose naked Saturn and expect it to be a PS1 wanabe you got it wrong.

The system is niche AF. If you don't know shit about it and aren't loaded You are 12 years late to begin a real collection.
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>>3932803
>RAM expansion: only a very few number of games explicitly require it, and depending on the kinds of games you want to play on your Saturn you may not even get any real benefit from it.

And nearly all of those games are AES or CPS2 ports with no extra features.
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>>3932714
underrated
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>>3932808
I could actually use this to print some of the 4koma manga that come in the Evangelion card library game.
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Mobile Suit Gundam is a pretty sweet game and its only 5 bucks. Its a sidescrolling shooter/run n gun but you have level planning before the stages to determine when allies drop supplies for you
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Same old story.
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>>3933203
why would anyone want to know what /v/'s favorite Saturn games are?
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I've heard you can get replacement PSUs that are switching, but I haven't been able to find any. Anyone?
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>>3932709
Ok motherfucker, shouldn't you have looked up what games to get before you bought it
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>>3933268
My friend is in japan and found one for 30€ so I decided to get it.
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>>3933108
Do you have a specific name. There are quite a few gundam games on saturn
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>>3934138
Kidou Senshi Gundam. It's literally just called Mobile Suit Gundam. The first person gundam games are called mobile suit gundam side story.
Then Mobile Suit Z Gundam those 2 games play like Mobile Suit Gundam as in they are sidescrolling action games too
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play some bulk slash and cotton boomerang kiddo
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Bumping this thread with hope for help regarding my old OG Saturn and getting it up and running again - I think I have some starting stuff down here, like controllers, two Stunners, a reasonable collection of maybe 15 games, but really I'd just like the thing to be as playable as possible in my classic gaming room.

It's been collecting dust. Is there a good starting point for me to track down a backup cartridge/RAM cart, and to learn how to play burned games? Authenticity is less important to me than playability in this case.
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>>3933234
>being THIS new
/vr/ didn't always exist you fool
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>>3934608
>buy action replay plus for $40 new on amazon
>burn pseudo saturn to a cd-r
>swap trick to load pseudo saturn and flash the action replay
>burn bulk slash to cd-r
>collect every waifu, unlocking best girl
>receive best ending
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>>3932709
Look into having it modded for playing CD-Rs or whatever solution is out there that lets you load ISOs on it via SD cards. Collecting for Saturn is fucking expensive. Also- >>3932803
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>>3934075
Give a big thanks to your friend for using luggage room for that thicc white (or grey) machine for you.
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>>3932709
>essential accessories
money
japanese language skills
a clue
Sounds like your 0 for 3
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No one has mentioned guardian heroes?
It's one of best beat email ups ever!
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>get modchip
>get AR cart
>burn translation onto a iso of game
>play one of the greatest strategy RPG's of that generation
>three epic games that make up a epic story
It ain't gonna disappoint
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>>3932709
Kill yourself you hipster faggot.
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>>3933203
>House of the Dead
>Duke 3D
>Loaded
>original release of Daytona USA
>Powerslave listed twice

/v/ had no clue what the fuck they were talking about while making this list and probably just listed games they played at the arcade or on the PS1 without actually knowing the quality of the Saturn port.
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>>3936031
Mind you, that is 8 or so years old, so well before the /vr/ split.

As for Daytona, if you're putting it up against CCE, I prefer the original; Not a fan of the handling changes in moving it to the new engine (Sega Rally, right?)
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>>3932709
Why did you buy a system and not have a fucking clue about the games on it?
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>>3936031
>house of the dead
>bad
yeah it's a shitty port, but it's still fun to play
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>>3934618
I've been on 4chan since 2006 u fool
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>>3936670
yeah, nah.
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>>3936031
original Daytona has the best handling cards. They completely fucked that up in the re-release.

Duke 3d is an awesome port and has bonus levels + Death Tank Zwei.

Powerslave is so good, you have to list it twice.

Loaded is fun, what's wrong with it?
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>>3936031
>Powerslave listed twice

Not enough.

I suggest to add the Jap version as well, pic related, called Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu.

Spoiler: all 3 regional versions have small differences anyway, if you're a fan of the game like I am, all 3 are worth playing. But I'm autistic about this game.
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>>3936683
What's different in the japanese version?
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>>3936676
>being this young
wew
it's true, but I wouldn't expect someone born in the late 90s to understand.
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>>3936690
Compared to the NTSC-U version, you have more ammo for the Amun Bomb (hand grenade) and Cobra staff weapons.
Considering both can be used to perform bigger jumps and to sequence break, it can be useful.
Also the voices are in Jap.

The PAL version is the one with the most differences. It doesn't have the extra ammo of the NTSC-J version despite being released later. It's optimized to run at the intended speed in 50hz, but there are some timing differences: the firing rate of the pistol and M-60 are lower, and the shots of the Mummy enemies are faster. Also there are a lot less HP/AMMO refill items to be found in levels, one level has a small extra area, and there are 2 new glitches exclusive to that version (the underwater mines make the kamel sound, and the kamel at the entrance of level Canyon of Chaos is tagged as an exit Kamel meaning you can skip the entire level).
So the PAL version is the fastest, that's what I used for my speedrun, but it's also the hardest
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>>3936714
You sure the PAL version is optimized? I forced mine into 60hz and it feels more like the correct speed than the 50hz mode.

I haven't played the NTSC version, just speaking from gut feeling here.
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>>3936739
I've done some tests playing the two versions side by side, running speed and most things are the same. That I noticed only firing rate of two weapons and a couple projectile speed were different.

Here is my speedrun of the PAL version done in 25mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nfxUZqHWcw
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>>3936832
Looks good, does this game support SS mouse?
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>>3936832
Is it possible that the optimization is tied to the framerate rather than the game's version?

Like, if you switch the PAL version to 60hz it still runs normally? All I remember being messed up was Pharaoh's voice
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>>3936683
Why does this game cost 10x as much on Saturn as it does on PS1?
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>>3932714
this




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