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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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Emulation General Wiki

I finally got the Sega Genesis Mini, Now I just need to add more games to it.
Is the C64 mini or Neo-Geo Mini worth getting?
Also kinda hyped for the TurboGrafx-16 mini.
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3 buttons are kino
Not if you can read 日本語
It's a shitty linuxbox, unless you're talking about the DTV device from the 00s.
I didn't keep the box but this is the I got not the one covered in moon runes.
Try playing street fighter or mortal kombat you contrarian hipster.
Not him but they do eliminate some of the hassle of switching cartridges/disks, plus with piracy you don't have to pay much for a large library of games. It's just one initial investment for the mini console, then you can download whatever games you want and flash them on. That does take away some of the fun of hunting for the physical games you want at thrift and retro game stores or ebay though.

I want to play a retro RPG. Something with high fantasy, monsters, magic, etc. The classic shit. And I want decent graphics too. Preferably nice pixel art.

What does /vr/ recommend?
Zelda II The Adventures of Link
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Ogre Battle March of the Black Queen

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I'm playing pic related and its absolutely fantastic


>unlock blacksmith
>"By tempering weapons you upgrade them. Once you temper enough items you'll start to notice the patterns"
>Suppose its just that the things upgraded by the materials are hidden
>get to it
>first temper
>atk power goes up by very little
>second temper
>attack power actually goes down
>third temper
>suddendly a card apears saying "PIXIE"
>"oh shit, that looks like a good thing"

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magic is more fun tho, I would like to do a gameplay just spamming magic left and right
I don't think the problem is tha the crafting is complicated but that it is stupidly confusing. If the game gave any slightest fucking clue of what happens, what's going on, the effects or whatever it wouldn't be so difficult. Luckily the game is easy as fuck as it is, so whatever
Well semantics in a way, but yeah. I definitely agree it's worth using a guide unless you want to replay it several times to get all the story. And that's really the best bit of it. I usually don't care about that in games but LoM is like a collection of charming short stories, it's really wonderful. But how you place lands on the map affects the events that happen and it's tricky to get them all in one playthrough.
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It's not you, anon, smithing is fun but tempering may be the most inexplicably convoluted system ever designed for any game.

Most items do absolutely nothing, if something does happen it doesn't tell you what, you have to exit the forge and go though like four different menus to find some sign anything happened, which still only works if you remember what the stats were before and calculate the change yourself. And when and if you do find something that has an effect it can be negative. Or if you get a positive effect you can accidentally negate it later if you try anything else. The game basically punishes you for deviating from a formula that you are never given and which is highly redundant and almost impossible to puzzle out with trial and error. As you said, you can read a guide that explicitly lays things out and still walk away scratching your head.

Whoever came up with this was a full-blown autist and I'm not even memeing, there's no practical reason for it to be this fubar, it's the product of a mind incapable of thinking normally.To be honest it's really just not worth the grief, the game is piss easy and grinding for the excessive amounts of materials is no fun. Make quality Golems and raise good pets and you don't even need forging.
It's an action rpg not a turn based one

>Season 23: Episode 13 (#289) Valkyrie no Densetsu (The Legend of Valkyrie) {PC Engine} premieres on Thursday, November 21st. The PC Engine version of this game was never released outside of Japan.

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I suggested Gran Turismo. Do you think that's a good choice?
>99% of the game is cut
>boss rush episode

If they want to do more 32-bit and beyond games they should give them 2/3 parters without Tamages and any other filler.
That could work. I would expect Abe to get involved.
Yukawa's Dreamcast commercials are great.

>That could work. I would expect Abe to get involved.

Licenses would take hours and hours. Arino would pick stupid games.

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Let's see
They said
>If you got an Xbox when JSRF was a pack-in, you probably owned a Dreamcast before then.
Then I called this retarded
Where exactly is the strawman?
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You know, I bet you could send it to drx and he'd be able to rip it for you. You could probably get some money out of it too. If you wanted to keep it (which I would definitely want to) then I'm pretty sure he'd be willing to rip it and then send it right back. If you have any interest in getting it out into the world it's probably better just to have someone else rip it than to get the equipment yourself.
Quick question while everyone's talking about the Japanese version of JSR: Who spoke during the ending? Combo was just another random character in the Japanese version, so he probably wasn't doing the exposition after defeating the final boss.

Here you go enjoy... https://anonfile.com/G5obx7Bdn0/New_Super_Mario_Land_7z
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NO! DO NOT BETRAY THE CAUSE, MY BROTHER! The West needs True Free Men. Let that thought be your lodestar.
That's pretty terrible, not gonna lie.
It probably goes way beyond the capacity of original cartridges, and looking at it I wonder if it would even run properly on a real SNES.
It has a lot of frames and a lot of colors, but it looks like janky and floaty bullshit still (along with high definition, but completely out of place audio). I'm far more impressed by the SNES port of Doom, and that's still a piece of shit.


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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6010915

Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports
All other retro FPS welcome
~~ Let's post like gentlemen ~~


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

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I think Doom 3, Bruiser it's fucking cool and i hope he gets back some day
he remains me to silent hill's monsters
Lmao Half Life is getting BTFO so hard.
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There was nothing challenging about this barrel.
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It's a good enough hint if your IQ is 100+.
>If you don't guess this it's not necessarily likely you'll ever do what's needed there without someone or something else telling you about it.
You are in a one screen room with literally only one thing to interact with and a controller with 8 inputs on it. Arguably it's shitty game design, but there is no reason someone couldn't figure it out. within a minute or two, even if they didn't understand what they did fully
>le 8 inputs
Not entirely accurate. Again, pressing Up or Down will only nudge the barrel, whereas jumping creates increasing impetus.
>200+ replies for a stupid barrel
the absolute state of /vr/

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Are there any bullet hell shmup games for MAME that have checkpoints that you go back to when you die, instead of just "inserting a coin" and continuing from where you died at? Sorry if this is a retarded question I'm new to Arcade shmup games
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your mom.
Nooooo u cant play pigsjaaaaaaar
I think fireden is not working anymore
Try Gun Frontier by Taito, it's a classic.
>gun frontier
never change /vr/

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For me its go to be Gradius II / IV and Salamander 2. The music is phenomenal, best i ever hear in a shmup, the pacing feels right, the graphics are good, the upgrade system in Gradius is a nice touch. You die because you suck and it doesn't feel like a game that tries to steal your shekels. The second loop in Salamander 2 is great with new music and max 3 lives difficulty. Insert coin doesn't work second loop nice ;)
i am messing around in progear, it's okay---arcade shmups kinda suck though
I agree, maybe replace Gradius II (still great) with Gaiden. I have probably beat Salamander 2 over 200 times. Have a great weekend anon.

Seriously who the fuck cares? Spend $150 and get an OSSC and you don’t have to have a giant old fucking CRT sitting in your house.

“B-b-but the developers intended for it to be on a CRT”

Seriously stfu. OSSC with scanlines will fix that and adds no latency. Omg the 20 milliseconds of latency from my LCD set!! The horror!!!

Also laugh so hard at you fucking idiots with original hardware sitting all over the place with your giant plugs and wires. Get a raspberry pi or a mister fpga and you are set. You are a fucking idiot if you don’t sell your hardware and just use one of these two. Stop holding on to the past. You need help
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People who obsess over and can't understand other people's preferences literally have a mental illness.
>Omg the 20 milliseconds of latency from my LCD set!!
Most hardware-assisted smooth scrolling from the '90s is just a blur on a LCD because of the differing g2g transition times. Moving text as found in many intros is often difficult to read without strobing on a LCD, and strobing has its own problems. You don't notice as you weren't alive at the time and don't know how different things looked from how they look today.
Waaa! Someone else enjoys things differently the way I do! Waaa waaaa!!!
Emulation threads needs to be banned. Only retro hardware should be allowed.

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Supah Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this
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>disagree? well that's you and i'm sorry
>ima keep playing these cats out like Atari
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>Well she's an Xbox
>And more Atari
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>Playstation, DVD
>don't worry bout your bitch she's coming with me
Yes. They are insecure and retarded.
Tfw she copped that rhyme from Outkast

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The XBox 360!
time keeps chugging along as I remember “oh shit I am old.”
Its now Sega Saturns' 25th birthday and next week Dreamcasts 20th

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What are your favourite Zelda-like games?
I already played Landstalker, Light crusader, Soleil, Beyond oasis, Terranigma and I loved them all
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Emulating this game for the first time rn. It is awesome
Different anon. After some hasty googling, it looks like that's exactly what it is, but the project got a DMCA and is lost in the mists of time.
i yandexed it and found this site and a youtube video of someone apparently playing it. dunno where you'd find it though.


apparently its some homebrew zelda engine called "zelda classic" that people made games for.
i think this is it

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