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"/vr/ - Retro Games" is 4chan's imageboard for discussing retro console video games and classic arcade games.

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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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Game boy solar charger

Does it work with GameBoyColor?
been thinking of getting one for my GBC.
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>still the best fighting game after 25 yrs
what went right?
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Shining Thread

Lets talk about how awesome and diverse these games were in a GOOD way unlike Final Fantasy, lets also talk about how this series died and never took off unlike Final Fantasy, we may also talk about how this isnt considered THE sega RPG and got BTFO'd by PSO
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Any way of getting the retail version of this? The Steam version sucks ass
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ok, i´m wanna limitate to myself, the next five game that im will play will be from nes and only from nes.

The first five games what you guys tellme me now they will be the games that i will play.

Then i will pass to the snes
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Am I retarded, or is this game incredibly difficult? My best so far is beating level 1 losing only one life, but I die on the second level.
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I realize this is the last board to graphicsfag on, but couldn't they have done a bit better? This was a highly anticipated entry in a very popular series in a very popular genre, and the result looks more like an early Playstation game. Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy IX, which came around at the same time, blow it out of the water graphically. The interfaces come off as strikingly shoddy as well. What was up with this game?
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Do I really need to pay this much to properly play 64 games?
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"waifus" Edition

Previous Thread: >>5473006
HoMM3 pastebin:
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soy faggot
>omg I love the Nintendo Sness. It's my favorite retro system!!!

Does anyone else find it cringey when people pronunce the SNES as one word like "sness"?
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Full game list confirmed

The ones we already know...
>Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
>Super Castlevania IV
>Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

And the remaining four are...
>Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
>Castlevania: The Adventure
>Castlevania: Bloodlines
>Kid Dracula (Game Boy version)
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Classic Tomb Raider Thread

What is the best level in the series and why is it not Thames Wharf?
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>Invents cinematic gaming
>Combat is a casual version of Wizardry and Ultima
>Level/dungeon design is non-existent
>Steals art and aesthetics from Castle in the Sky and Nausicaa

How is this considered a good game? It's the most cancerous shit ever.
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Friendly reminder that using a flash cart makes your original hardware die even faster.
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I played some Shinobi back in the day on GG but had mostly forgotten about it, been playing 1 on master system and 3 on mega drive lately, these games are GREAT! , graphics on III are killer as well, I love the multiple layers of parallax. Any similar games this fun and pretty on Genesis? Shinobi thread??
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Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports
All other retro FPS welcome
~~ Let's post like gentlemen ~~


Doom, Quake, Duke, Marathon, or Thief:
-Album of infographics with setup information and user-made content recommendations

Same thing, but in video format:
[YouTube] SO YOU WANT TO PLAY SOME DOOM (embed) [Embed]
[YouTube] SO YOU WANT TO PLAY SOME QUAKE (embed) [Embed]

IWADs and more (>3 GB):
Quake pastebin (2016-06-22): (embed)
Downloads for various /vr/ shooters. (Includes Duke Nukem, Doom, Blood, and Quake.)!QXIk1bjB!NHRWGIfjcc77PyGgRlga4Q!GtEQTISJ!CCJGyPEEEsZasc1PMXicUA

Doom RPG series

Launchers for Build Engine games










OUR WADS (embed) (embed) (embed)
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Build engine thread. Topic: which episode or expansion is your favorite of each game?
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Does anyone still play Everquest?
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So I was playing Point Blank with a friend the other night, and when I was putting the guns away in the morning I discovered my dumb ass managed to lose the composite video pin in the plug. How the fuck do I get this thing out?
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Let's talk about this beautiful bastard's games
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Just look at that SOUL.
Post SOUL, /vr/.
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/vr/ CRT THREAD - Throwback Edition

CalibRaTe good times come on
Previous thread: >>5469065

These threads are for the civil discussion of CRT displays (TVs and monitors) as used for retro video games and systems allowed by the board rules in the current sticky (>>1392415). Subtopics *directly* related to this main topic are welcome.

Cheers! /crt/ go go go!

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What are some good examples of low-poly aesthetic in early 3d games?
Something like gif related.

The more lo-fi the better.
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What am I in for?

Loved Daggerfall so I want to play Arena, but must of the stuff I've heard about it is negative. Is it really an unplayable downgrade from Daggerfall?
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Name a better a RPG

Protip: you can't
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You've been hit by...
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Posts systems you never owned and probably wont be emulating.
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What are some cool top-down 3D action games?
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emulator madness
Just put a lot of effort in showing off something very arbitrary and crazy. It's a bunch of emulators running on a Pentium MMX, and I did it to show my love for the community, preservation, performance landmarks and all that stuff. Buckle up gayboys
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5th gen comparison
A common critique I see of the 5th generation I see is that the transition to 3D ruined a lot of great 2D franchises, often killing them. Apart from some stinkers in series that were getting tired like Earthworm Jim, what game series did the 5th generation kill? What was so bad about the 3D installments?
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Is it worth it?

also worth it getting into mvs? also bought a complete aes cause i didnt expect it to go for $250.
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How do I get into dungeon crawlers?
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Post your retro game collection, /vr/. I only started purchasing games recently.
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The Mega Cartridge Plus

What did they mean by this?
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Was the 90s the golden age of the jRPG?
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Retro Games ahead of their time

Post games that were way ahead for their time
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We need to go back
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Which Game Boy Color color is objectively correct?

Let's settle this
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DOS Gaming on old notebooks

Toshiba 490xcdt
How does /vr/ play DOS/early Win games?
thinking of picking up something like pic related for cheap and using it for authentic DOS and maybe even early Windows gaming.
Do you think it would be a fun project to take on?
I own a VGA CRT already, could easily run everything on Dosbox there, but I really like the 98 aesthetic, it really takes me back.
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how come no one is talking about pong?
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Name a better emulation system


PSP Vita
>no scene, all the polished stuff is on the PSP emulator

>need to buy controller, non portable (unless you spend money on a case, battery and screen), cords and still not much better than PSP

phone you have with a $10 gamepad
maybe, usually shitty battery life and random performance issues

>big, probably the best if you don't care about console controllers but not great for just emulation
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We all agree that LB-35 is the best Family Game game ever right?
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Pulstar is an amazing shmup that I've never seen talked about here. Talk about other good shmups, neo geo games, or just arcade games in general in this thread!
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From a gameplay perspective
Do you guys still think games from the 32 bit era is holding up?
and do you guys think they will in the future?
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Holy shit, you guys weren't kidding. This really is the best Build engine game.
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/vr/ humor thread
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I'm seriously considering of buying Siege of Dragonspear. Should I wait for a sale instead?
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deus ex
Just about to play pic related and was wondering if there are any must have mods or something before going into it, I'm a bit tempted to get a graphics overhaul mod just because I hate playing games less than 1980x1080p but I should stick to the original
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Next month marks 25 years since the Sega Saturn unceremoniously launched.

Wanna play anything?
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Friendly reminder that Alundra supplanted A Link to the Past as the best action RPG ever and is what Ocarina of Time should have been but could never hope to be.
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What party do you roll with, boys?
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Oooh Yeah!

Unreal / Unreal Tournament General

Share some of your stories from Single-Player / Multiplayer, show off some new Maps, Mods, Mutators, etc; and just have fun!

Check out the pastebin:

Thread Music:
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ITT: Games that are unplayable without reading the manual

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I can't dig 6 button controllers. Even if they have a real good d-pad or whatever, I find em awkward to use. I got used to the SNES layout and I find myself using B and Y (genesis) as substitutes to B and Y on the SNES.

Are they only good for fighting games?
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Ah, rainbow band ridden composite video. Just what the developers intended. Brings a tear to my eye just seeing it.
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Is there a more hilarious and bigger failure in game history than the Atari Jaguar?
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Really Weird Retro

Weird Dreams
Discuss weird retro games. And I mean, actually weird retro games. LOLRANDOM or slightly odd need not apply.
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what is the best version of this game?
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Choose one
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Best gameboy/gameboy color homebrew apps/games?

I'll start

-Tobu Tobu Girl
Cute vertical scrolling jumping game

-TV be gone
Ir TV remote for gbc
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SMB's Fatal Flaw

it's the completely random jumps of Hammerman. given that their is no indication of when the enemy will jump (like the tells in say, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!) if you encounter these guys at the end of 8-3 or 8-4 as small Mario you are fucked.

Random chance being required to win wasn't acceptable in the paper-rock-scissors of Alex the Kid and it's not okay here.
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This game is pretty terrible. Not gonna lie.
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Share your very first videogame fap
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If you let them live, you're a pretty cool guy.
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Pokemon TCG05
What the fuck was his problem?
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Maggots love you... trust me.
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Easiest way to play each Final Fantasy Legend game?

FFL - 1 Human, 1-2 Mutants. Use the lack of other party members to pump the human's stats. Use the lack of other party members to 'force' RNG to give the mutant more stats. Steamroll the game since no boss really requires multiple party members, and encounters with multiple enemies can simply be run from.

FFL2 - 4 Robots. Run from all fights, use what weapons you pick up, and prioritize one AGL-based robot until you have enough found equipment to build multiple viable robots. Some bosses require a few tries, but since there's no grinding the game is 10x faster and easier.

FFL3 - ?? No idea, fill me in /vr/
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I just beat DW2. Post more games full of cryptic bullshit for me to play.
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Did people really go to RadioShack in 1978, plop down $50 for a game, go back home, boot up their system, and get blown away by being able to control a square shooting dots at other squares on a blank background? I understand that no one expected games to be like their box art covers, but was this system really that impressive?

I can see how Pong, Tennis for Two, or any arcade machine could have amazed someone, but was there really anyone who felt that spending $50 on somehow fucking up Pac-Man, games where circles can't even be rendered, or games that promise fantasy worlds but you're just a square moving around identical rooms, was worth it?

Imagine how much board games you could've bought instead. Or maybe even a used car. Or materials to build a treehouse. Who was actually having fun playing this? Was it actually possible to spend more than 20 minutes playing a title?
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What do people think of these games?

I played both of them when they first came out but couldn't remember much. Returned to the first and very much enjoyed it. People seem to think the PS2 equivalents are better games but that's not how I remember it at all.
Just starting Enter Electro now but it would be interesting to get an idea of what the general consensus is here.
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Anyone else find scanlines ugly?
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>half-life modding is dead

why do we hunger?
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Anyone up for a Diablo 2 thread? What do you guys currently got going on? I'm playing a meterob and bowazon at the moment. Bowazon is fun but gets owned in hell, anyone got any useful tips?
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Super Mario Bros on the C64


Is there anything Commodore 64 can't do?
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Can I get some help identifying this possibly one of a kind DSi?

I've posted on as many retro gaming forums as I've been allowed to, and I can't find any new information. I'll summarize all the info I do have of it.

I was browsing ebay, happened to click on a dsi, saw the strange logo in the second pic, and I bought it.

I found the logo roughly translates to "National Vendor MD Championship". Here's it typed in case you want to search it, 全国ベンダーMD選 手 権 (選 could be wrong?)

It isn't listed on the console variant website, and they denied my addition due to lack of info on it.

Only information that I do have or that has been found by others, is this picture which is a pin with the same logo, but 2007 instead of 2008, and this article that shows that it fits the span of their partnership. Which doesn't say too much on it's own.

Everything else has been guesses. I've found no direct relation to any exact event this could've been for, it's kind of hard for me to search considering I'm not japanese.

I'm looking to find mainly if any others of these exist, (0 pics online besides mine and the one the seller took) what event this is from, and how/what it was given for.

I appreciate *any* help, I'm running out of places to ask.
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Mode 7 HD thread

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last thread here: >>5483774
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reminder that this fight was never hard
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Was this the best Castlevania?
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What does /vr/ think of Hellnight?
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So when are we getting a Remake of this game /v/

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Finally played this for the first time... and... uh, it's not good

How is this game "hardcore" if there are literally buttons to skip battles, speed up, and LITERALLY auto win? How is /vr/ so infatuated with a game that has, essentially, a "skip the game" mode?

Also whatever boss is in the pic related artwork isn't actually in the game, so lol. It seems like it might be a WEAPON or some other robot but meh. Game is too easy either way.
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Puyo thread

Breakfast with Arle
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Twisted Metal 2 Multiplayer Online Group

For anyone interested in some oldskool TM2 online battles, we have a discord group up and running now with all the needed files and instructions to battle it out over the internet. Feel free to stop in.

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why is gen 1 Pokemon music so soulful?

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>5th gen game mixes 2D and 3D elements
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It's a solid 6/10. No more. No less. Not a bad game, but not a masterpiece either. And certainly not the greatest game of all time like some of you delusional faggots like to claim.

What are some other average or slightly above average retro games that people hail as masterpieces?
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Misinterpreted graphics

sonic feet
When I was a kid, I thought Sonic Spinball's feet on the menu screen were a smoking jacket he was wearing.
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I've never played a single Saturn game in my life. This needs to be fixed. Recommend some of your favorites to get me started. Any genre is fine. JP-only games, too.
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Any of you guys have experiences with things like this? Google is an absolute mess when I try to get an answer. I bought this, the thing says YPbPg to HDMI, which should work with YRW cables, right? I'm trying to plug my N64/SNES to it and it doesn't show any signal. My tv doesn't have any component inputs so I have to resort to this
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I just want good cRPG that are centered around game mechanics, not "plot". For story I play d&d with my buddies.

Give me a good one. I heard Wizardry and Might & Magic are good stuff. Where do I start?
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Does anyone get excited when they watch a movie with a retro console in the background or referenced to?
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What's that SNES JRPG where you're a kid that accidentally wakes up a demon by going into a tower on a dare and then the demon fucks everything up?
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/gccx/ Game Center CX

What's your favorite episode?
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Did I do it right?
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>people believe this is cranky and his son, neither to be mistaken for DK the III
>yet no one considers the possibility of multiple marios

at the very least there's brooklyn mario and mushroom kingdom mario
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Recent Aquisistions

What have you bought recently, /vr/?
Came in the mail today. Yeah, it came with the map too. Panzer Dragoon Saga is in the mail, expected to arrive monday.
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Post /vr/ where girls where cute dresses, ribbons, headbands, or stockings
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Compaq Portable games?

I have this "portable" computer, which weighs about a fourth what I do. Dad took them from his employer so I could play edutainment games while our 386 was in use. No longer have anything but the DOS floppy dick

What are some killer apps it can run that play well in monochrome? I'll bring it to a coffee date if you're in MN and have a 5.25" disk ;)
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I Upscaled Klonoa Ps1 Introduction to 1920p!

Upscaled: [Embed]

Original: [Embed] [Embed]

>+Way better quality and details
>-A lot of noise/artifacts
Still is very cool to see an old ps1 video in good resolution, took me a couple of days to figure it out since ps1 fmvs are very low res
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>vulnerable to paralysis

remember to pray
Have another blessed retro day
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What order should I play the shining force games?
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Knightmare II: The Maze of Galious

Love La-Mulana so I figured I'd pick this up and although I've only done World 1 I'm having a lot of fun. What are /vr/'s thoughts on this game? Does it ever get too cryptic?
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What's the most powerful device that outputs analog video? Something that emulates well and if need be, run cfw for emulation.
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Why is Ikaruga always in the top 5 (if not #1) of every list of top shmups?
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Why is this game so fucking dark? And I mean visually not content or plot wise. Every single other game I play has looked fine, but I had to max my brightness for this thing and it's still too fucking dark to see shit half the time. Did they get too confused with making a full 3d RE and forget to add any lighting?
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Whats your favourite tomb raider level from the core design series? And why do you pick that particular level?

Me I'm pick madubu gorge I choose it because its long it has the best platforming in the entire series its use of bright tropical colours and there's alot of water and it has the best gimmick (kayak) of all the tomb raider games and has well hidden secrets and leaves the player little room for error and makes good use of the control set. Climbing, ducking, crawling, swimming monkey bars. And it gives the multiple paths.

Show me some screenshots of your favourite levels and tell me why you enjoyed them so much.

i knows there's already another tomb raider thread but this one will be better
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Space Harrier

Anybody else like this?
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Drawthread something something - Bump or die Edition -

Kicking off with a pending request of our favorite lola bunny kockoff!
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What are some good games to play with my girlfriend?
We already finished pic related. It was great, but kinda too hard with its bullet hell, so I'm thinking some beat'em up like Streets of Rage or Golden Axe (not sure about GA though). Contra is there too.
What did I miss?
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How do you go about recreating that magical feeling from your childhood?

Headphones? Long sessions only? Pillow forts and handhelds? A metric FUCKTON of weed and booze?

Talk about it. Have you achieved that feeling with any recent retro games? I have to say Wario Land 1 feels like SML2 but better. I wouldn't have the patience for it sober, but if I were a kid I know I would have loved it to death.
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>no qtddtot
>no c64 general
Ok who's the biggest c64 expert around here? I want to find the name of a game from my childhood. Mostly what I remember about it is that it was similar to rasputin or fairlight but the player seemed to be a robot and it was extremely difficult to play without a manual. I don't think we even figured out how to get out of the first room.
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Hear me, all ye collectorfags

Embrace the truth that emulation alone is the answer. Gradually and inevitably your ancient pieces of plastic will return to the Earth from whence they came. It cannot be stopped.
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Elvira and the party monsters
What are some must try Pinball machines?
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What are some games with beautiful foliage?
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Looking for a game

I'm looking for a specific point-and-click adventure computer game for children with dark visuals. I know for sure that it was published before 2004 and that it was available for sale in Germany and it had German voice acting.

The game is about a female mouse who falls down a well and wants to get back home. There's a level where she has to help a centipede with her shoes. In an other level there is a spider and a math/word puzzle. In a later level the player has to solve a puzzle while the protagonist begs a scientist mouse to stop something.
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what /vr/ games have ojou-samas?
I only know Karin from Street Fighter Alpha 3
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are these raytraced? is that why modern realtime cannot do anything like it? It's bounced light, right - if you've rendered even a blank cube in blender, switching to cycles (bouncing light) instantly gives it cosiness.
Please don't answer if you don't know what the fuck you're saying
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amiga forever
Has anyone used amiga forever? They also have c64 forever. Seems like the authentic way to have the most realistic emulator experience apart from the actual hardware.
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Abandoned Content from Retro Games

Harvest Moon 64 - Princess Vanilla
I just found out recently about Princess Vanilla from Harvest Moon 64 that was unused in the final version of the game. Looks like she was supposed to be a secret character, possibly a hidden girl you could marry.

Does anyone else know hidden content from retro games that was cut in the final version?
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Graphical Errors in Video Games

On the coffee mug, in the space between the handle, it shows a green floor instead of white shirt sleeve that it should.

Also, the floor isn't even green, it's blue. So it'd be wrong either way. I noticed because I wanted to get this printed on a tea mug and I hate errors.
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choose your kombatant
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Now that Sony officially approves the use of open source emulators for their PlayStation games, will we see a rise in the availability of PlayStation versions on stores like, Humble Store or Steam?
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Why no sequel?
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If you let him live, you are a pussy and complete cuck
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Earthbound 64

Do you guys think we can find anymore footage? There have been a few new discoveries and I think we could be on the verge of something real soo. What do you guys think?
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Amiga in Japan, ROK and Taiwan

Why didn't the Amiga have very much success in Japan, ROK, and Taiwan? The OCS Amigas, and especially the ECS Amigas had both graphics and sound capabilities that at least rivaled, if not surpassed the Sharp X1, many of the Fujistu FM models(especially the models from the 1980s) and earlier versions of the NEC PC-98 series.
>EHB modes, and later the HAM modes.
>the 2000, 3000, 3000T and both 4000 models had slots that allowed for things such as another floppy drive, HDD, CD-ROM drive and on the inside, ISA PC cards.
>AGA and later RTG archiecture on models such as the 1200, 4000 and 4000T.
Why did the East take little notice?
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Is retro video game collecting dying?

I know a lot of big time collectors that have sold off their collections recently, all because they no longer had interest in the hobby. Stores in my area are starting to get a lot more retro games traded in and they are staying on the shelves way, way longer than they were just a couple years ago. Also, looking on price charting, a lot of game consoles are either plateauing in price or are declining overall. What do you think? Has anyone else noticed a general pull back in interest on retro games?
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Just started playing this OH MY GOD. The nostalgia hit is astonishing. I'm hearing all the dialogue in Harrison Ford's voice. The MIDI soundcard rendition of John Williams music is bringing tears to my eyes. I feel like a kid seeing Raiders of The Lost Ark AND like a teenager playing on my Dad's 386 VGA PC at the same time. It's incredible.

Is it actually a good game?
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So /vr/ did ya beat any good games of late? Just did Actraiser 1 and I am still a firm believer that it's the better game compared to 2.
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Artificial Difficulty: The Game
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>character asks you to follow them
>For the next two screens you can kind of see where they go
>Suddenly game stops showing you where they are going
>Get fucking lost

Why the FUCK do games have this trope? Triggering beyond belief. Saga frontier. Mario Rpg. Many such cases

It's a shit trope
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I'm going to start playing Xak: The Art of Visual Stage, how it is?
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Retro Final Fantasy Power Rankings

So, are we in agreement?

1. VI
2. VII
5. V
6. IV
7. I
8. III
9. II
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fuck hippies
Has anyone played the anniversary fanhack? Interested in playing through either that or the 1+2 version. I'm guessing the remake projects have gone unfinished
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Hey /vr/, I was going through some old boxes when I found these things laying around. I did a bit of Googling but I couldn't really find much on these specific versions of the games (mostly due to their simple names). Is there anything interesting in here or should I just pack these back up? I don't own a mac or an attachment for reading floppy discs.
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Post every single green herb you can remember from an old vidya. Why it became a standard anyway? It's kind of Japanese thing like asking for your blood type? You know the game is ultimately comfy when there are no medkits and first aid packs but just green herbs
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Ambient sounds thread

Post comfy ambient background music.
Tomb Raider The Last Revelation
Zelda Majora's Mask
Zelda Ocarina of Time
Tomb Raider III:
Out Run:
Resident Evil 3:
Super Mario 64:
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What's the lowest-spec system Doom has been ported to? I'm talking actual source-port, not a recreation.

Best I've seen is Doom running on a Vic-20 from 1980:

The code is heavily modified, but it is in fact based on the original source code.
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How did they even make this mistake?
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>blocks your path
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I feel like a lot of the minigames in Spyro 2 and 3 were designed by aliens that didn't understand the human concept of fun.
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Why does Virtua Fighter suck so god damn bad?
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Show me your Macromedia Director projects or a game that is made with that engine.
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New Challengers

Other than Cammy the new characters are extremely not memorable. Cammy is sexy as hell tho. Is there any reason to play special championship edition rather than this one?
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Do you wear retro gaming clothing?
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