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You might not like it, but this is what the holy trinity of flog n' jogs looks like.
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>>5691071
How does it feel to know that IV is considered one of the best, while Amigavania is nothing but a joke? How would your younger self feel about that?
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Geez, when everyone on /vr/ of all places calls out your bait, you know you need to be subtler
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>australia-kun was behind the whole "scotformer" shitposting
Can't say I'm surprised, but man, what a sad waste of oxygen that person is.
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Please ban castlevania threads. We dont need more consolekids fighthing.
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>>5690938
Remove Shitstained and replace Bloodlines and Rondo with Dracula's Curse and Super IV and you'd have a pretty solid trinity.

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Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
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>>5688616
Streets of Rage has the better player moveset.
Final Fight has the better enemies, which is just as important.
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Final Fight 1 is amazing, SoR 2 and 3 are good, the rest is forgettable.
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>>5688706
snes final fight doesn't even make the list lol
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Double Dragon

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PAL versions of OoT and Majoras Mask ran at 17fps. EU kids had scuffed childhoods.
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NTSCucks had to deal with inferior colouring and lower resolution.
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>>5690542
who cares? I accidentally downloaded a PAL VC as part of a torrent and I thought it was broken at first. Your guys completely butchered it , literally unplayable.
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>>5690542
Also most of them were still using composite up into the 2000's. Sad!
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>>5690542
>>5691053
>replying to himself
Australia-kun, get help.
Also OP, it wasn't the kids' fault, don't be a dick

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This game is beautiful
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>>5690894
when you beat it, there are like 5 people in the credits. it blows my mind how much these guys like making video games
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It's babby's first shmup. RSG is better.
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>>5690923
>babby's first
stinky old stale meme
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>>5690918
This is true for most /vr/ games, back when the industry didn't have 50 employees doing PR, 50 employees doing marketing, 50 employees doing motion capture, 50 employees doing cultural research to not offend anybody or offend the least amount of people as possible, 50 employees coordinating "online communities", etc, etc.
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>>5690894
>beautiful
Not really. The levels are all brown, grey and yellow.

Go play Darius Gaiden if you want an actually beautiful shump.

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What does /vr/ think of the Mana series? I'm playing Trials of Mana right now and it's pretty kino.
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>>5690891
Yes
It isn't actually displaying 480 lines, for the snes it's actually 448 because of the overscan, but it's outputted as 480i
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>>5690885
how is the official translation compared to the fanmade one?
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>>5690885
SNES has a high resolution mode. You just never see it in games because the system does not have the processing power to do it in a playable fashion.
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>>5690646

Only played and beat the first 3. SoM > FFA > SD3

SoM was amazing, and is still fun today and offers a unique experience that no game has matched since. The GB FFA is also very good for a gameboy game, but is a little slow and hard to play through now. SD3 is just waaaay to slow and grindy. It's hard going from SoM to SD3 when you have to watch every magic spell instead of fighting through them, and you move around so slow because of combat.
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Best girl

>Watch how the monster moves before attacking!
>Mantis Ant immediately spams Gem Misssile, Acid Storm, and unblockable spinning blades
>would be literally impossible if you didn't get free revives

What did they mean by this?
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How hard it was to copy Alttp gameplay?
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>>5688502
>>5689529
No, its all stat dependent. I think there might be a romhack that changed the gameplay, though
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>>5689534
The perfect Mana game would have bosses designed like Ys games
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>>5688447
>wait for full charge
>Mantis Ant immediately spams Gem Misssile, Acid Storm, and unblockable spinning blades
how can you wait while the boss spams?
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>>5688436
they mean that their game is shit OP

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There's a game that I can't remember the name of that I'm dying to play again.It's a futuristic racing game where you go to different planets and race with hover vehicles. Before each big race you have a conversation with the ace racer of that planet who is always some grotesque looking alien monster. It was either for the Sega CD or Sega Saturn.

You can also use this thread yourself for games that you don't remember.
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Rock'n Roll Racing
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An nes game with a tropical world island theme world map. It wasn't star tropics tho.
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>>5690863
Adventure Island by Hudsonsoft?
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>>5690749
That isn't it

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Is the Retrotink-X2 a meme?
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it works. I had a weird issue with mine where the video was very noisy, pressing down on the HDMI port fixed it though (wtf) so now it's fine.

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What are some good examples of retro games that were far ahead of their time? Either in terms of graphics, or in terms of some outstanding programming accomplishment that was a miracle for the time period.

GIF is from Wing Commander, pretty good for 1990, but I know there must be even more impressive examples out there.
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>>5681914
>can swim on a 1991 game
>can't fucking swim on gta vice city
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>>5680492
Underworld 1 of course... I see System Shock and Terra Nova mentioned, but go back to 1992 and this was the game that demonstrated Looking Glass was ahead of the curve.
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>>5680492
Faceball 2000 on the GameBoy had 16 player multiplayer.
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>>5689723
Are you kidding? That's Atari, 1983? Damn, that's exactly the sort of thing I wanted to see in this thread, that's amazing.

What's going on in this game?
Humans are extinct and everyone in the game is a robot?
The voice dub for the intro was embarrassing.
Wow these controls are tedious.
The dungeons all look alike.
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>Humans are extinct and everyone in the game is a robot?
Yes
>The voice dub for the intro was embarrassing.
Teasle Bonne is great though
>Wow these controls are tedious.
Yeah, especially considering it came out after Mystical Ninja starring Goemon, but what can you do.
>The dungeons all look alike.
Well, the dungeons are actually one big giant dungeon.
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>>5690846
Is the sequel better?
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>>5690858
slightly better controls, that's about it
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>>5690836
humans are extinct, but the "humans" ("carbons") in the game aren't robots, they're some weird mix of a Blade Runner replicant with Edward Scissorhands. carbons are organic beings made of flesh (and they age), but they're easily capable of replacing their body parts with mechanical parts effectively becoming cyborgs

the entire point is that the line between a human and a robot is completely blurred by the Legends' time

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What's the best video converter of these 3?

FrameMeister
OSSC
Retrotink x2
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>>5690897
Explain the mechanism by which the OSSC can add lag without a frame buffer.

Pic related is at line4x, by the way.
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I own both the Retrochink-2X and the OSSC. I specifically avoided the Framemeister because of input delay, even thought it's certainly servicable.

The Retrochink is a cool little device, and I think if someone is looking for an affrodable upscaling solution they would be incredibly happy with it. I use it mostly to supplement the OSSC's lack of s-video and composite inputs.

The OSSC is amazing if you're not too stupid to make your own profiles and aren't afraid to take the time to optimize your sampling settings.

They both offer a similar experience in terms of input delay.
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>>5690912
Learn how 480i scaling works.
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>>5690842
>>5690849
Oops you're right, I didn't get much sleep last night. I think most people would agree the Framemeister is overall better for PS2 though.
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>>5690916
I'm well aware of how it works: by doubling each line and offsetting alternate fields. Still no frame buffer, still zero lag.

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A friendly reminder that buying anything else than NOS sealed copies of games is worthless hoarding and not actual serious collecting
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>>5689481
Well, I'm no longer askin' myself how a fridge full of Jurassic Park snes cartridges would look like
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>>5690805
Most platforms are like that. US Saturn has the vertical strip down the back which nobody will ever replicate. Playstation has the horizontal Playstation tear strip. Saturn (JP) and Dreamcast (JP/EU) also have the same thing. The only things I can see being possible to fake are late US Playstation 2 releases and US Dreamcast seals as they don't really have anything obviously distinctive about them.
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>>5690825
>US Saturn
Saturn is all over the place. Even the shipping crates varied from 6, 8, or 12 games a box. I'm with the other anon. Nintendo games are the only ones with any kind of consistency.
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>>5690838
All of the sealed Saturn games i've seen have this vertical seam on the back
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>>5690805
>>5690825
>>5690838
H-seals are the only semi-reliable seal because it's too expensive to reproduce. Everything else is common (Y-folds) or not reliable as a sign of tampering (tear strips, even vertical ones like Xbox).

The real problem is games that were not sealed in a consistent or officially-recognized way. You'd never know unless you were shopping at the time certain games were available to notice for yourself. For example, there are certain 100% legit straight-from-the-carton CD games that weren't sealed with Y-folds. When I see those games being sold with Y-folds, it was either opened at some point or from a different shipment (a different print run, a shipment made to a completely different region, etc).

>>5690893
That is easy to replicate, it's just an overlap of wrap. It's not even close to an H-seal in terms of difficulty to reproduce. Legit Saturn games were sometimes also seamed along one edge, btw.

Did you like it? Does it really feel like a 3D Streets of Rage?
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What was the name of this game again?
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>>5688710
Brawling Bunch
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>>5688449

It's a great 3d beat em up
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It's alright. I remember liking the big guy because he could throw the most stuff at people.
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>>5688710
Fighting Force
>not knowing that

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Any good or shit retro store stories? There's this store near me that apparently has a boomer that jacks up prices and tell you to fuck off if you challenge him in any way.
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I used to like going into retro stores and would have finding some unique items in random bins, but then each experience started to look like this:

>see glass case with all of the interesting retro games under it
>no price tags everywhere
>wait for zoomer guy running it to peel away from answering stupid questions to some milf about the latest Madden shit to come over
>how much for X under the glass?
>be right back, he goes checks ebay prices
>that'll be <insert ebay price here> anon
>no thanks

If I wanted to pay ebay prices, I would just buy on ebay. When retro stores just became glorified ebay storefronts is when I lost interest.
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>>5688740
they were great for used pc games back in the day.
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>>5684524
Just stick to BookOff everything else is trash, CIB Mother for ¥500? How can you go wrong
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>>5684524
Ebay is way more expensive than any retro store because you have to pay 20+ dollar shipping, sometimes they even charge $50 shipping. Not only that eBay takes months to send stuff, I've been waiting 2 months for a single box protector its fucking horse shit
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>>5684626
>factory sealed cartridge
Huh?

Is it pronounced Lukka or Lussa?
Also thoughts on her? Shes my fav character
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>>5688283
>Lukka or Lussa?
What? it's "Luca"
Dick head.
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>>5688283
Despite the fact that she's a mandatory party member for almost all of the early game, Lukka is severely underused. Really, the only character moment she gets is her flashback, which finally gives her a motivation and character depth. But that scene comes like, what? Two, three hours before the game is over? You should be able to trigger that scene WAY closer to the start of the game.
I mean, it's not like Chrono Trigger is a character writing tour-de-force, but Ayla has a fun unga bunga personality, and Marle has both her budding romance with Chrono and her broken relationship with her dad to work with. I understand that not every girl in every RPG needs to get in the protag's pants, but I feel that Square could have made a great optional romance route for Lukka.
In terms of gameplay, Lukka suffers from not being Marle. Marle is so ridiculously OP in all versions of Chrono Trigger it's a joke. Not only is Marle the best healer in a game where healing is king, Marle also gets the most broken skill in the entire game, Haste. Haste is so busted in ATB-based games it's hilarious. By contrast, Lukka just gets SIX bleeding fire/blast damage spells, Protect, and Sleep. Almost the only thing she can do is damage and she's not even good at that. If Lucca is in your party it's because you like her.

Lukka just needs SOMETHING she doesn't have. It doesn't even matter what. Make it so she's the one who figures out how to bring Chrono back to life instead of weird floating hands man as a display of how true friendship conquers all. Get her involved in the Marle/Chrono romance as Chrono's wingman to show off her best-fembro-ever status. Give her a yuri cummies route with Schala, or a scene where she high-fives a T-Rex, or bump her cup size up by ten letters and a throw in a sub-plot where she invents the fucking sports bra. ANYTHING.
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>>5688283
It's ルッカ
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>>5690785
when in doubt, moonrune your way out
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>>5690469
>sub-plot where she invents the fucking sports bra
If any non-moeshit game had the stones to do this it would be glorious.


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