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This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games, including consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games. Retro gaming means platforms launched in 2001 and earlier, and official game titles for those platforms released no later than December 2007 (homebrew console games made after this date will be permitted). The Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, and Sony PlayStation 2 will now be considered "retro".

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>Mega Man 2 fans think this is good level design
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>>9288404
That's a fairly small amount of cum for an average-sized person, I'd say?
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>BAWWW TOO HARD LET ME GO BACK TO MY DARK SOULS ARTIFICIAL DIFFICULTY GAMES WHERE LUCK DETERMINES MY SUCCESS NOT ACTUAL SKILL BAWWW
Fuck's sake. >>>/v/
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>>9288375
>Level presents problems which can be resolved
I don't see the issue
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>>9288375
was your intention to play like an absolute idiot?

cause if so, congrats you should apply to be a game journalist at kotaku
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>>9288375
I see no difference between that, and battling opponents using a manual setup in an JRPG. No more or less messing around with the D-button and sub menus. You're a weird bastard.

Let's have a comfy Harvest Moon thread!

Post your favorite:
>game
>love interest
>festival

Or anything else that comes to mind when you think about the good times spent fixing up your derelict farm.
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>>9287856
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Only one I've played is Magical Melody. It was okay. I married this girl.
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Wonderful Life for me
Celia of course, town bikes and boring dikes can get out of my way
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>>9287856
>Post your favorite:
>>game
FOTM
>>love interest
Karen
>>festival
Full Moon Festival, 13th of Fall. When I first saw it, I knew, risking to buy this game (since I was a kid who didn't know which games were good on the GBA) was worth it.
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>>9287856
64
Back in the day it used to be Karen, but today I'm a Popuri man.
Swimming contest

Not sure if it's retro yet, but is Hero of Leaf Valley good? It kinda looks like 64 in style and the girls are cute.

Zoomer here. I’m about to play Goldeneye for the first time (yes, on legit hardware) and I’m also really bad at fps. Any tips/things I need to know going in?
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>>9286240
Buzz, your texture filtering; woof.
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>>9284178
use the C buttons to strafe and move side to side
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>>9284178
based
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>>9286240
>Also holy shit I checked a vid and you can give orders to Sims?! No idea!
That's how you're able to beat the later challenges in PD. You fight like 4/5 elite sims but you're also paired up with a dumb one. You need to tell him to stand still so you can protect his ass, otherwise he gets his ass beat. Even knowing that, those challenges were hard as fuck.
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>>9286265
You're meant to play on all the difficulties, that's why they vary so much and why cheats are difficulty-specific.

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>Season 26: Episode 9 (#345) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles {Famicom / NES} premiered on Thursday, September 22nd.
The Western title of this arcade port is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game.

>Season 26: Episode 10 (#346) "A manga original" premieres on Thursday, October 13th.

https://pastebin.com/u/GCCXGeneral
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>>9289182
Didn't Takahashi only last 4 episodes before graduating?
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>>9289196
to become a teacher yea
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>>9289191
>Did they ever do Resident Evil 3?

No.
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twitch.tv/notgccx
Isn't this against twitch's rules...?
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>>9289234
yes, similair channels have gotten taken down by people snitching to fujiTV

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In my restless dreams... I see that town... IN THE NAVY
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>>9288284
For me, it’s the Mr. Whoopee jeengle-jeengle
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some day she'll have the courage
to do what she wants to do
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>>9288284
push it to the limit
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Lips One-Oh-Six.
Game was very good but my favorite HAS to be GTA2.
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>>9288284
Man this game was depressing as fuck

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>First upgrade is a double jump
Why do games do this? Why not just let me start out with the ability? Unlocking something like double jump is only really beneficial for back tracking and when it is given to you early it just gives the game the opportunity to...spread platforms out further apart?
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>>9288486
What game is it?
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Why is the ability to see how much damage you're doing an upgrade in some of the Metroidvanias?
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>>9288610

based answer
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>>9289180
Circle of the Moon for GBA
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>>9289180
Advance Problem Vampire

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I wanna like this but every time I start it up I hate it. I just want to get to the part where I don't have to engage with the dogshit boring battle mechanics and can just enjoy the cool story. What do?
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>>9289019
Do you have Elly back in your party by that point? Cause I don't want to take Bart around if I don't have to, he's a bitch. For that matter the whole pirates can screw off with their desert kingdom with their stupid butler. Fei hasn't complained yet about getting roped into this crap, one minute he's trying to move Weltall away from Lahan and the next minute he's being recruited to help a royal take back his thrown to find a gemstone that will show the way to a mythical mech. Darn guy still needs to grieve and he knows of at least one mysterious stranger who's overtly manipulating him to KILL GOD in his own words by putting him into situations where he gets more powerful. The last goddamned thing he needs is a god-killing mech and this coddled twerp whose name is literally an anagram for brat is up his butt and Citan isn't goddamn helping. Stupid Butler named House on the verge of holding his mouth open and forcing him to drink tea. Someone needs to help Fei and only Elly and her pussy can do it.
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>>9288880
Things like the attacks are always the same, the HP recovery seems imbalanced and the escape mechanic is inconsistent. The enemies aren't intriguing, I get no sense of achievement from levelling. The battles don't feel dynamic. I can only do a the same old combos, a the same old spells and heal.
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>>9288740
same. so fucking boring im still backlogging it 20 years later.
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>>9288740
is this some new zoomer opinion or some shit?

i distintctly rememeber 10 years ago this fucking website ITSELF sucked this game off as the second coming of christ no game pun intended
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>>9289223
Different standards for JRPGs I guess. I'm impressed how many people itt are playing it.

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Does /vr/ like multi user dungeons?
/tg/ did not
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I love MUD's

pic related it's my HellMOO character
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>>9281151

Dragonrealms is still going and it has a free option. Still super fun too. Check it out.
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>>9288679
how many people still play that
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I played GemStone III BITD. The population (that I recall) was typically in the
hundreds (at least). Lots of shenanigans, it was pretty good fun. MUDs don't
seem as popular today probably because there are far more alternatives
available. This was before the age of UO and Evercrack.
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All I know about MUDs is that you can have sex or rape other players in HellMOO.

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Why is no one here or on vrpg talking about arc the lad collection.
It had everything!


>second console rpg set in the modern day
>first console game
>good sprite work
>interesting story
>smooth jazz by T-square
>hours upon hours of sidequests and world building hunters guild missions
>monster side game better than pokemon on it's debut year
( and now to be honest)
>cool minigames
>actual sense of dread in the overall world despite the lush environments


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>>9288542
Alright
>1
it was good for the time, but could have been better
>2
Was honestly great, there was so much to do in this game, plus all of what I mentioned.

>3
Eh......Was a downgrade from 2 truth be told
>no monster arena
>party is a bunch of boring kids
>no monster taming
>no extra dungeons
>sprite work lost it's charm
>villians weren't as intimidating as the previous game

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>>9288505
The way it was released in America was not ideal, honestly. Had it come out organically over the course of the PS1 the series would probably be remembered well. But the fact that it was just dropped all at once at the end of the generation for something like $80 when the PS2 was already out, meant that there wasn't a lot of time for it to click. Most people skipped it because of the timing, and for the people who did buy it, absorbing that much content all at once probably meant it didn't "stick" in the same way. It's a lot like emulation and marathoning your way through all the Dragon Quests or Fire Emblems. People didn't know Arc The Lad was even a thing and then suddenly in 2002 the entire series lands in their lap in one package.
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>>9288873
>st dropped all at once at the end of the generation for something like $80

Flash back to 2002, you are an RPG loving teen and want to buy something new,
there was literally nothing on the PS2 at that time except maybe FFX, Dark cloud, and okage(bleh).


Randomly read an article on RPG gamer that a 4 pack bundle is coming out.

You are damn right I am going to buy Arc the Lad. Games had to last back then,

>torrents weren't really a thing yet till late 02' early 03'
>youtube didn't exist
>stuck in the countryside
>tv sucks

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>>9288597
>>actually animated sprites instead of the static shit we got till fucking gen 5 (2010)
This was fucking gay and retarded, I agree. I don't think it was even GF's typical incompetence, just greed. After all, look at Crystal and then next lmao fucking Emerald (assholes SKIPPING TWO GAMES).
>>can control units and move them around on the battlefield
>>actual battle fields that are different to play on
>take a look [video link]
Looks and sounds just like the first game. But I don't know, man. Though this is technically more impressive than Pokemon, it seems less of a hook and more dry and boring than Pokemon battles, for some reason. Reminds me of Tactics rather than a turn-based RPG. Getting through that Forbidden Dungeon was terrible because of that.
>>can use your in game party in monster fights
That's cool.
>interchangeable movesets unlike that TM/HM BS
Not really sure what you mean by this, but the HM/TM thing arguably sucks, yeah.
>Yeah actual towns..... [video link]
Oh, nice. I forgot that there was little player involvement outside of battles in the first one.
>Yes in Arc Arena everytime you win a round, you get better monsters and an item. So I never even had to train any monsters i just swapped the old ones with better monsters from the reward bag. You even get a few characters ultimate weapons and an item that gives you boosted stats when equipped.
Ah. Thanks for the details. Sounds mildly interesting. Hopefully less tedious battling than the first game's.
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>>9288918
P2P, usenet etc there were options anon.

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Are mahjong games the Japanese equivalent of boomers playing windows solitaire?
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>>9276897
>>9289116
>>9289125
I love what a bizarre, sleazy company Nichibutsu was. Even arcade action from the early 80s, like Frisky Tom, had a lewd bathing girl. All the Mahjong speaks for itself. The owl logo is a real seal of quality.

Just look at this pic of their executives - some of them look like mugshots of crime bosses and assorted yakuza types in a 70s Sonny Chiba flick.
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>>9289192
Just look at this gang of highly skilled pervs with AMBITION.
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>>9289203
I can smell the cigarette smoke and Suntory drenched meetings in Nichibutsu HQ from the picture. They probably had a sex dungeon up inside the owl sign on the roof, with naked sushi and shit for "research" purposes.
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>>9289217
my dream job
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>>9276897
>zoomers can't even into card games
Fucking sad, man.

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What games were you playing in the year 2000?
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>>9283404
>Lego Rock Raiders
My fucking nigger. I loved that game as a kid but I don't think I ever beat it. I rarely see it mentioned. It's usually Lego Racers or Island or whatever that comes up.

I loved just picking someone and walking around your base in first person.

>A landslide has occurred.
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>>9287970
What's this? Contra with romhacks?
I dont think so, but I di remember pkaying different "versions" of SMB
Different colors, enemies, or funky controls.
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>>9282894
My uncle was going to college in my city and living with us so I had access to all kinds of games.
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>>9286843
The tutorial (level 1) was hard for quite a lot of people
Anon is implying they smashed the TV out of gamer rage
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>>9288746
Its a locally legendary multicart with multiple GameGenie code hacks listed as "extra games"
Low-gravity Mario and perma-Laser Contra with 99 lives enabled have spoiled me to no end
>I still wanna know where did that animated spacecraft sprite used as selector was stolen from

>sub-20 FPS, PS2, Japan
:O
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>>9288813
Huh? Was this post made by an AI?
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>>9288826
You can't judge how playable something is from a video, forgot to delete the second post address
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>>9287525
Horrible framerate is why I refuse to play that game ever.
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>>9289197
low frame rate is a feature. makes the game more exciting. more adrenaline and lack of controls thinking your game is about to crash.
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>>9287605
i remember hl2 running worse on backwards compat on 360. like 14 fps bad

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I'm surprised this game never became popular. It's a real interesting hybrid of a game. It starts off as a survival horror game, running away from demons chasing you and puzzles, and after Akira merges with Amon and becomes Devilman, the game turns into a gritty beat em up. It's shocking that this game was never released in the West, or even remastered for an anniversary or something.
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It's okay, but why are you expecting anything as extravagant as a remaster for a licensed title?
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yeah I played it the game is only okay. Apparently there is a third chapter after the beat em up part but I never unlocked it

>actually wishing for remasters

Fuck off
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>>9287772
Is there an English patch for this? This looks awesome, but I don't speak runes.
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fun fact Silene's VA returned for Crybaby
>>9287778
remasters are fine it's shitty remakes that suck
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>>9289195
Imagine submitting to marketing conditioning to the point that you actually defend the laziest form of update as superior as long as it has a traditional superior product label (arbitrarily) attached to it.

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I was modding a new wii i got for dirt cheap and now i went trough all the hacking process and stuff, but while i was in the middle of installing apps via "Homebrew Browser", i got this.
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>>9288957
You're welcome, anon! Enjoy!

>>9288967
My pleasure anon, and thank you! Are the games working properly for you?
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>>9288465
lol maybe don't close your browser 10GB into the download, it kinda sucks. Anyway getting retroarch running is easy, if you've tried messing with it on the Wii at all it's basically the same shit, dump the collected BIOS roms from the emu general wiki into the system folder, put roms and ISOs wherever you want to, you can just set a default folder later
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>>9289050
Sorry to hear. Hate when things like that happen (I was pleasantly surprised Gofile didn't give me upload issues, despite taking 4 hours to process it, since usually something wrong happens to me and browsers, too).

Thanks for the help! Sounds like getting the BIOS files is very important. The Wii version was too big in file size and cluttered for my purposes, I thought, but I look forward to giving your directions a try for other platforms with it.
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>>9289189
depending on your platform you may have to download cores as well (lakka doesn't, standard PC retroarch does, I think phones do too), there's info out there about the best core for a given console and platform, it has an option right from the main menu if you do have to
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>>9288889
>>9288954
General rule is that the GC controller is atrociously bad for 2D games and HEAVENLY for 3D games. All has to do with its ergonomics. The Wavebird is definitely the best option, form-wise, but I hear they're basically out-of-the-question in regards to buying, nowadays.


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