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Name some retro games that have updated versions on newer consoles BUT the original versions are better. I'll start with pic related.
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I have managed to finish this game once a year since my dad bought it for me in 1993.

I agree that nothing beats the original, but I really like the remake, just not the new soundtrack.
I played some of the remake of this with a friend over the weekend and thought that aspect of it was really solid. Five minutes I was itching to boot up another playthrough of SoM but after about 25 minutes we were both done. It really doesn't hold up as well as I remember.

MGS Twin Snakes is an awful remake.
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mario 64, both zeldas. And anyone who comes close to objecting irl gets an immediate earful
What's worse about the Zelda remakes?

Everyone talk about Evangelion 64 and Girlfriend of Steel, but what about the OTHER Eva /vr/ games? Have you played them? Thoughts?
I recently completed pic related, it's barely a game, mostly a mini-game collection and most of the content is actually videos and images, but that's cool. Probably my favorite thing about it is that it includes many 4koma strips that I think aren't anywhere online.
I'll post 2 of them next.
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Played it when it was new, but by that time I was done with Eva. It's not a very good series, but endlessly hyped.
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It's almost the price of an entire boxset.
The shipping will kill you though, LD are damn heavy
I had this, it came with the cards too, and I opened them collectors btfo
I can see why the japs got rid of this shit

Looking to pirate and play old PlayStation games. However not completely sure how to go about this. Right now I’m split between this thing (https://ps-io.com/) and using pop starter on a modded ps2. I’ve heard that psio has bad compatibility so I’m leaning towards modded ps2. Any alternative suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Yes. Just burn discs.
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See if you can find 650MB CD-Rs So much fewer problems with those but they keep getting harder to find.
Thanks everyone
As a final question, any one know of some good platformers for ps1. Never got into 3D ones so these will be, for the most part, new experiences.
vita doesn't have same compatibility as psp due to missing some popsloader-versions
I'm not much of a 3D platformer guy, but Jumping Flash 1 & 2 are insanely good.

How the hell am I supposed to time travel? It takes too long and I end up hitting a bunch of obstacles before I can go back in time. Why are the time travel signposts single-use? Why can't I try again?

Why is the level design so sloppy and annoying? It feels like someone went wild in debug mode and put random shit everywhere. The game doesn't flow at all and the time travel mechanic is completely wasted on these maps.

Why does the spin dash suck so much in the original version? It's slow to activate and doesn't even make you go that fast. Why did they fuck up the timer in the remaster and why is this oversight still unpatched to this day? It was supposed to reset to 5:00 every time you time travelled, but in the remaster it keeps counting from where it left and barely gives you any time to explore before you die at 10:00. You can barely play around in the good future because of this.

The soundtrack is fantastic and I love the different versions of each zone, but why is everything else so bad? I just want to time travel and have a good time, but the game has terrible level design and its main gimmick is barely functional unless you awkwardly avoid the signposts, kill all the enemies in your way, go back and speed through a very especfic route free of obstacles that you memorized beforehand. Also, why are there so many points of no return in a game that is supposed to reward exploration?

I don't necessarily dislike this approach to level design. It's more in the spirit of Sonic 1. But holy shit, everything about it works against the time travel gimmick. I get that speed is supposed to be a REWARD for playing well, especially in Sonic 1 and this game. But locking the main gimmick of the game behind memorizing this garbage level design is too much. I feel like I'm missing out on a major aspect of the game unless I somehow memorize the one route that allows you to go fast to time travel.
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If 11 year old me can figure it out during Thanksgiving weekend of 1993, so can you. Retard.
I think you're giving Playstation babbys a little too much credit. That whole generation is fucked.
Even though I consider Super Mario World the best platformer of all time, I can't for the life of me stand Mario games past that, 3D or 2D, whereas I loved Sonic Mania and would like another if it came out.

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Holy hell these games are insanely difficult.
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They're really bad games. Euro trash platformers are almost never any good. If they didn't have the star wars name attached everyone would laugh at how terrible they are.
Here's your (You)
I could finish the first game while losing as many as 3 lives when I was 8. But nowadays I can't even get past stage 1.
Return of the Jedi actually is pretty easy. Essentially lightsaber spin jump to win.
It's just that Super Empire was so incredibly difficult that I doubt most people made it to Super Return.
How can you possibly not make it past the first stage? You can beat the boss of it by just standing still shooting seekers into the air.

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What is the best Dragon Warrior game?

I'm looking for the best job-class experiences in games

My only experience with Dragon Warrior was 6 or 7 on the PS1 about 20 years ago
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6 and 7 could be said to use job systems, but 3's class change is not at all a job system, you can't just switch back and forth whenever you feel like it, it's a once in a playthrough oppurtunity. It's a pretty standard class system. 'Job system' is not synonymous with 'class system'.
Dragon Quest III is still the absolute pinnacle of the old-school pre-story heavy JRPG style. Robust mechanics, pleasantly paced, moderately non-linear, exposition-based in a subtle way, etc

Really hard to go wrong with it. I'd recommend the SNES remake with the fan patch.

Do you mean is it more like FF1 where you start as a White Mage and become White Wizard or whatever?
is there a better translation than this? seems kind of weird

Not in the SNES, the GBC version is exactly as the SNES version minus the graphics and the music, plus it adds a new dungeon.


last thread here: >>5580880
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ITT: Post good underrated retro vidya.

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Post PS1 games that nobody even remembers existed.
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>Well FFT was fun and this is another SRPG so I guess I'll rent it and see how it is
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Is this an alternate cover for pic related or are these two different games?
A true unknown "classic"
good games

Bs zelda
Ancient Stone Tablets
Parallel Worlds
Goddess of Wisdom

Are any of these worth playing? Are they worth buying physical copies of? Are they any other games other than those 4 that are worth checking out?
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Rotational velocidensity is a meme. You fell for it.
The only one of those I tried is Parallel Worlds and it's just not fun. I like difficult, but PW is more tedious than it is difficult. It's a chore to play.
Bla bla bla

Just say you can’t afford dem carts and save the typing.

Found the zoomer
Who said anything about kaizo being bad?

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Believe it or not but I've NEVER played Diablo 1 and 2 back in the days and I'm going to do it for the first time. What I'm in for? I also wanna know if there are any significant differences between D1 and D2

inb4 mindless slasher
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I was born in 1981 and I had a lot of fun with d3. I'm not sure what are you on about.
1 is leagues better than 2 and we don't speak of 3
Disgusting retard.
D1 is the prototype that gave us the perfection known as D2.
>you can only walk at snails pace, even in tristram
>theres no item highlighting

The Hellfire expansion fixes both of those problems.

What FMs have you been playing lately?
Excited for the Thief II: The Metal Age 20th anniversary?
For those few: how's it going with Dromed?

Separate threads or part of the Doom/Retro FPS thread?
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You pretended to adopt that opinion precisely because of the fact that we were all in agreement and you wanted to be different. For full decade after the year 2004 the unwavering consensus was Thief 2 > Thief 1 > Thief DS. This overblowing of Thief 1's few strengths and Thief 2's few flaws is a very recent thing and transparently contrarian. It came out of nowhere too quickly and with no explanation.
Has anyone ever attempted to make a de-make mod of Thief 2 that replaces the new skies with the old pitch black pixel star sky, and the lightmaps with monochrome conversions? Seeing the locations of Thief 2 in the tone of Thief 1 would be cool. -Literally cool because the atmosphere of the cloudless sky and monochrome lighting is very cold in comparison.
you sound like an insufferable faggot
I noticed that thief gold has an option to enable joystick. Is there any way to trick the game into recognizing modern xinput?
To me it's TG > TDS > TMA, but it is just a personal preference, gameplay-wise TMA is slightly better than TG, but I thought some of the levels were too samey and the story was the weakest in the trilogy.

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>tfw just ordered a gba and some modchips
>have no idea what the fuck I'm doing
never had a gameboy as a kid but I always loved them. Did I fuck up? I don't have any gaming stuff in my life anymore.
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This is 100% salvageable. Use good solder wick with Flux in it or squirted on. As anon said, leaded solder only. Once you remove the old, actually bend the metal til it touches the pcb. Solder doesn't fill gaps, it only sticks already touching metal together through capillary action.

Also, don't be dumb and remember to practice declsoldering on junk electronics before you do it on the gb.

If you have a cheap iron, it's not getting hot enough. Buy more wattage.
we need to start auto-banning anyone that mentions gba in an opening post
They do. I think it's benn venn that sells them. Pre backlit, modern screen, modern components. Downside is only white ked without modding, and $60 or so.
>Hit or miss.
I guess they never miss.

The horror...

It is only a DMG frontboard, still no replacement for the back. Though backs don’t often fail.


Too much work for too little profit. Maybe in the future as prices for DMGs increase.

As it stands, most of the mods actually add value.

Rom Dump when?
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Partial dump.

They didn't seem to bother translating the unused text, and hardly took advantage of the space the SRAM afforded them.
They're probably storing the RGB values the emulator uses as a data struct of some sort, but there's a more convenient attack vector. Just replace any of the ROMs with the palette test homebrew ROM, screenshoot that, and use MS Paint's color picker.
Time to call bullshit on >>5583527 now that the translation is out.

The quiz is where most of the game's text is by far, and out of 14 questions (compared to the gamefaqs literal translation)

Same question but different answers, or vice versa:
1-2 (changed Saitamaken, Tokyo to "Ape City")
4 (changed Saipan, Mariana Island to "Shadow Moses")
9 (CV3 hero? aka Trevor > "Dracula's worst enemy" Simon, at least the Twinbee reference was kept)

Completely different question, vidya related:
3 (Nintendo/Se** reference cut > thank you in jp)
5 (Konami Kukeiha music band reference cut > random shit: Hachiko)
11 (Ganbare Goemon reference cut > how to get a turkey in Castlevania)

Completely different question, legitimate cultural barrier:

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Are you? The only dump of Game no Kanzume Otokuyou that is available is a bad one; it doesn't work properly on anything. Do your research (actually PLAY THE FUCKING GAME) before posting, scumfuck.
>make quite passable without a guide
>REEE fan translation superior
You're such an obnoxious cunt that I want to start shitting on fan translations across the board now, you probably usually have this effect on people and don't have friends

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Since most who played pre-2000 systems the first time around are now at least 30, is this board mainly jobless kids afraid to torrent?
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is everyone on this board oldfags? Ive been here for 12 years, I thought you guys were a doujin circle.
>Muh seekrit club

If retro players didn't use emulators they wouldn't have been made to begin with. This thread is cancer and mods are fags
I'm 31 and work 2 jobs. Luckily I can shitpost at work so there's that.
>rabidly defending the status quo or how things were a few years ago is anti-establishment
Also the social dynamics here are pretty similar to most social media. If you've been around for a decade+ and are familiar with the rest of the internet, you've probably realized that anonymity on 4chan doesn't really change much. At most it just makes it easier to disengage from fights you don't want to be in. We avoid a lot of drawn out bullshit that way which would be a lot more frequent if we had proper accounts and usernames. Our culture never killed the ego through anonymity, we just made it so you have to loudly announce who you are with every post and reply.
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>avoid a lot of drawn out bullshit
Are we using the same 4chan? It's an endless frequent repitition of shitflinging to the point where actual discussion is flooded out, anonymity gives anons the safespace of actually fighting without consequence, you don't see this type of shitflinging on any other site cause of being afraid of the reprecussion and muh special karma/ego points. If you use this site to boost your ego in fighting meaningless disputes then you haven't reached the bottom of the barrel here. Saying awake way to long fighting with some faggot only to have the thread be delete 15 Minute lauter and leaving you in the realisation that it all was for nothing, repeating every day just with different characters. This is the Definition of drawn out bullshit

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