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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having the original SNES would be great but mine's AC plug went missing. Yes, I have the adapter but the plug that you plug into the system went missing. Weird.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
I'm kind of in a slump with retro games at the moment. Anyone else with no desire to play retro unless they have the original console and cartridge?


I used to be the same, but then I connected a controller to computer and computer to TV. It's so much better now. I still have my snes, but my both controllers have worn out. They served their duty well. Any Bob the builders here with great guides to fixing/building one?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I officially finished the puzzles in Mario Picross, time to move on to something "new"... maybe more Gitaroo Man, can never go wrong there.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arc the lad on ps1 pretty awesome game
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VVVVVVV left me in the mood for flipping around, so I started Metal Storm on NES. I've never felt any game to have as responsive controls as this one. Which is really good considering the difficulty.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrbischoff wrote:
I'm kind of in a slump with retro games at the moment. Anyone else with no desire to play retro unless they have the original console and cartridge?




Hand raised... Call me old fashioned but its not the same... Half the challenge of the old games was working with the tech at the time...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm what ive been playing lately...

DOOM on Panasonic 3DO
Way of the Warrior on 3DO
Primal Rage on Saturn
Sword of the Berserk: Guts Rage on Dreamcast
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completed Super Mario World and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. SMW being the first time to me ever beat it. Glad I'm finally done with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fired up Wolfenstein 3D on my 360 for a little while, that was a nice throwback... until one of those damn white-coats caught me by surprise and filled me with bullets. Not cool, White Shirt Dude. Not cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Nemo The Dream Master for NES.

It has fun gameplay mechanics like body possessing. One con I see right away is the trajectory of the throw. Hitting stuff isn't as fluid as it could be.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Affen wrote:
Little Nemo The Dream Master for NES.

It has fun gameplay mechanics like body possessing. One con I see right away is the trajectory of the throw. Hitting stuff isn't as fluid as it could be.


I tried my hand at it a few months ago. It was much harder than I remembered.

The music is quite good for its era.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently picked up Chrono Trigger again for a playthrough, but for shorter bursts it's been Donkey Kong Jr. on my 3DS.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night jammed on Super Mario Bros 3 followed by Super Mario Bros.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been playing Chrono Trigger on my computer. I'd forgotten how much I liked the music. I have CT for the PSOne, but...yeah. I won't be playing that again, probably.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sightless wrote:
I've been playing Chrono Trigger on my computer. I'd forgotten how much I liked the music. I have CT for the PSOne, but...yeah. I won't be playing that again, probably.


I download CT time and time again. Over and over. Is, and always will be, one of my favorite RPGs and has been a timeless staple for me.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I downloaded FFIII as well (FFVI), but I'm not sure if I'll play it. It's... childhood memories, man! We used to rent it once in the summer and play the hell out of it, stay up late and play play play. So, having it available at any moment sort of kills that for me. It's kind of dumb, but there it is.

I'm sure I'll get around to it. It's beautiful. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started Ultima 7. Still getting the hang of the gameplay, but the start is really promising.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do any of you remember an old gray box Nintendo game that had the main character fighting off enemies with yoyo? I want to say that it's world was similar to to the dungeon setup in Legend of Zelda. Top down, 1x1 block movement etc...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like StarTropics. Fun game and the dungeons really remind of Zelda.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah StarTropics. I actually have that for NES. But I never had it as a kid. It's a weird way to play classic games when you're so used to having some sort of nostalgia involved.
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