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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.

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How would you rank the games in this series?
This. They're all mostly good, but Ghouls just works well as a standalone title and doesn't suffer from slowdown like Super. Also, you can shoot upwards, which is handy. The game doesn't feel so stiff.
>Ultimate Kai>Ghouls>Goblins>Super

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What are some great retro wrestling games?
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or Smackdown2 for a more arcadish experience.

jesus christ, what a couple of dog faced gremlins. woman's wrestling has really gone down hill
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she has booty though
plus WWF WrestleFest, Jikkyou Power Pro Wrestling '96 - Max Voltage, Gekitou Burning Pro Wrestling, and Big Bang Pro Wrestling.
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What are you playing right now, /vr/?
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The best Star Fox
Just beat it about half an hour ago. That last level was pretty brutal.

Now what to play next... I'm thinking castlevania 3 or kid Icarus. Haven't played either but I I loved the first castlevania so I'm leaning towards the former.
cv3 is great, but kid icarus is kind of a slog. there was a 20 year break in the series for a reason.
A Mario 64 hack, Star Road. Its alright, but I think I'll stick to the original next time.
>kid Icarus

This is the next game on my list, after I finish some more recent ones. I heard an anon saying that the worst part of the game was the start in vertical mode and that it gets better on the following ones. Another thing was that you had to farm hearts for the most part of the game.

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Just beat this, I think I prefer it over Link's Awakening.

Not many gameboy games have endings that good.
Too bad this game will never get a sequel of some sort, there really sin't much else like it.
japanese game boy title?
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I bought the translated repro from aliexpress for like $5 and will play it eventually, however. My only issue is that I don't understand how the battle system works?

waifu thread
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>that feel when a set of characters you like are essentially gone forever.
> Retro pc gaming
Joke of the century
Holy fuck, that outfit is just too fucking lewd.
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does this count?
if not oh well.
Oh come the fuck on! House of the Dead is from the 90s!

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Post ur current setup, heres mine
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holy heck i remeber that game..playing as jason?
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Well the pic I posted is another game (Castlevania rondo of blood) but yeah splatter house is basically a hyper violent belt scroller where you play as basically jason. Got my copy for 28 bucks shipped from Japan , totally worth it
like the genesis battleship, like the kiddie bins used to hold controllers, like the rug
that wall paneling is fucked though and you know it, but I need to tell you anyway
I don't blame you for the insulation
I think you should move the ps2 out from the wii to underneath the dreamcast, it just looks way too crowded in that one in particular, and who wouldn't want a $299 dreamcast stand?
when you're sitting in that chair, if you push off the floor with your feet, will the chair slide back? or is it pretty much anchored to the ground
Move the PlayStation and put the Dreamcast on the PS2.

Ever name your characters after old friends in effort to reconnect with feelings and / or make up for long lost relationships that you no longer have today?
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i just put random numbers for their names
The only time I ever name characters is if they don't have canon names or if I'm doing a nuzlocke
You forgot

Dagger = Garnet
>when I was a little kid I used to always name them
>MGSV was released in 2015

reported for underage

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Why is Mega Man 6 the best Mega Man game and the best 8-bit platformer ever made?
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They finally got Rush right in this one

Plus branching paths. It's fantastic.
I get this seething anger any time someone suggests Mega Man 2 as the superior game... How? It's not a bad game but god damn are the weapons unbalanced and the WIly Stages are such a punch in the dick
But Coca Cola Kid is the best 8-bit platformer, OP.
I had a lot of fun with this game. It might not be as carefully thought out as other games in the series, but I don't think any of the others touch it in sheer fun factor.
I'm always torn between this and MM4 being my favorite of the true 8-bit Mega Man games, though I enjoy MM9 and MM10 as well.

I kind of agree with this. It's worse when someone says MM3 is their favorite. I always try to like MM3, but fuck is it a rushed piece of shit deep down.

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Does anyone here have any experience ordering any retro vidya from gamestop? the disclaimer on the website kind of freaks me out. i don't really mind paying what is considered retail if i really want a game, but the fact that i have no idea what kind of condition the cart will come in (or if it is real) have me a bit nervous to order.
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I don't understand why someone would trade in a repro as an original game? Gamestop gives next to nothing for premium titles and a decent repro cart is gonna run $20+ anyways. There's nothing to gain
To stick it to the man.

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I bought a couple PS1 games from them

koudelka came almost complete with no manual
silent hill was just a black label disc
alone in the dark: a new nightmare was just discs
final fantasy tactics was just a disc
fear effect 2 was 100% complete
blue stinger was 100% complete
parasite eve 2 was 100% complete

all in all I got a profit from everything I bought there anyway because I wouldn't have bought it anyway if it were below disc price

also eternal darkness didn't have a manual but that's not ~retro~

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i wouldnt
gamestop is known to have mostly inexperienced employees handle the incoming retro games and dont know how to spot alot of the fakes.

you can likely find better products for quality, item description accuracy and price on ebay with a money back guarantee provided you have proof, really read the item descripts and take a good look at photos. i bought einhander for ps1 for 70 bucks very good condition, when i got it the case was just as cracked as the photo, but there was a crack in the disc conveniently angled with the lighting to not show up on the photos....until i zoomed in and and tilted my screen back and badda fucking bing there it was. dude was shiesty too denied seeing it when i sent him pics highlighting it...and the day i could let ebay intervene he asked me to close the case for a bullllllshit reason. lmao
i mean i got my money back and had to shell out 120 bucks for a like new einhander which was pretty much fresh out the shrink wrap.

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>check catalogue
>only 6 castlevania threads

What the fuck? Let's fix that.

Castlevania thread: post the games you hate, call out others on their shit taste, etc.
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>blonde in portratis and art
>black haired on sprites
>not the first time it happens on the franchise
Why were they so inconsistent with their character design?
So the character used to be a girl?
Simply Eric
Bloodlines is pretty fucking great, I don't know why it gets ignored so much.
I can't get into Bloodlines. It feels like a cheap knockoff compared to the other ones. I dunno if it's the physics, or the sounds or what. Nothing has weight to it, hits or getting hit have no impact, and you've got such a small window of invincibility and so little knockback that it doesn't even feel like you get hit.
Is it more fun to play as Eric?

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>get starfox from funcoland
>has grimy old rental sticker from some long-defunct local video store in bumfuck, michigan
>imagine it was rented by some kid & the girl next door in the midst of their small-town coming-of-age adventure in the summer of '93
>ask this girl I like if she wants to walk home together after school
>she says yes
>we stop off at the video store
>look at the video games
>decide to rent Starfox, my best friend says it's awesome
>look at the sticker on the cartridge
>imagine a fat sweaty guy in the future pretending to be nostalgic about something he never experienced
>thinking the girl next door would rent a video game with you in the early 90s
So how is this supposed to be comfy?
>get Super Mario RPG from funcoland
>has a bunch of saves at different locations all with their own story to tell of how each new player got through the quest
>wipe them all except the highest level save
That's the one I'd overwrite with my save.
I miss funcoland!!

Did you figure this out on your own thanks to the signposting, without being told, spoiling yourself, or randomly running around bombing everything in sight out of frustration?

Be honest.
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Dude glass tube lmao
Dude water temple lmao
Dude Sonic 3 barrel lmao
Spoiler your image next time, dick
dude wiegraf lmao this game sux artificial difficulty :-DD
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I don't even know why I keep coming here.
Woah dude did you just say "psx"? I find that very problematic. Do you realize you're triggering people? It's 2017, you can't just go on the internet and call PlayStation "psx", you're obviously an underage bigot so I'm calling other oldfags and reporting you to mods

>when you realize the ps1 didn't even have correct texture mapping
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Frig off Randy
Except it was an acceptable tradeoff you ignorant person, you're probably too young to remember this but most 3D PC games around this time also lacked perspective correct texturing and for many years afterwards would give players the option to turn it off because it is resource intensive, especially considering this is 1994 hardware
N64 has a higher fill rate than PS1 though.

RCP is rated to deliver "all features on" except mipmaps, trilinear, and alpha blended fog at 62.5 MPixel/s. If the fill rate is slower, that's due to memory access, but you don't need much memory access for triangle setup since most of the time it'll fit in RSP's data cache.

PS1's GPU is rated at 33 MPixel/s with "all features on", but obviously, that's a far smaller number of features.
>What is true is that the early models had RCA out, which produced cleaner signal because the cables didn't have shitloads of interference from each other.

Those RCAs have really crappy op-amps preceding them which aren't present on the multi-av. Any serious audiophool CD player modification replaces those components, the only reason they revere the 100x is because they can use their placebo interconnects with GIRTH.

tl;dr any mainboard up to PU-18 (750x) has a decent AKM converter and multi-av audio via a breakout is the way to go.

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Enemies/bosses that scared you when you were a kid or to this day.
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No. The screenshot is Star Wars Dark forces.
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I don't know why but the Kwama insects from Morrowind make me incredibly squeamish, I always dread when a quest takes me into a Kwama Egg Mine.

I think it has to do with the primitive graphics leaving just the right amount to my imagination to make it gross, because nothing in modern games does this to me.
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this thing still creeps me out
I never picked up on the Metroid's weakness to ice, so I was always scared to face them. Specifically I played super Metroid and the prime series.
what is this

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