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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.

Helpful links:
Game Tech Wiki
Emulation General Wiki

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What if we allowed 6th gen here? I'd love to talk about GBA and Gamecube!
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>the same exact message as before
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this board is starting to remind me of 2017-2018 /qa/ with frogs vs schizo faggots who reply to themselves and spambot
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Put the autism down and step away from the computer!
All the 6th gen spam is getting very annoying. It's really getting in the way of proper /vr/ discussion (and each new bait thread like this kills a real one)

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I have never actually played what is described by some as the greatest 16-bit RPG of all time, Chrono Trigger. But I am remedying that tonight.

Any tips or advice for a first time player? Does your character or monsters positions on the battlefield matter at all or is it just for show? I can't seem to be able to move my PCs except when they attack and that is automatic.

I have been grinding a bit and playing the games at the Millenial Fair but I haven't gone through the portal yet. I see that I could get a bronze helm and karate gi for Marle, I already have a bronze helm for Chrono but I see I could get a much better sword for him if I grind but it's getting a bit tiresome. Is it worth it to do this? Chrono and Marle are both level 3, I have seen it recommended to be level 5 before you go through the portal.

Also Chrono Trigger General, discuss the game, characters, tactics and lore
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In the hundreds I've played grinding is the option for those that can't figure out strategy.
Chrono Trigger is pretty cool, Grandia is better though.

chrono cross isn’t canon and people who like it were molested as children and now wish to do the same to others.
It doesn't really hold up as an RPG, but I like the art.
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>Does your character or monsters positions on the battlefield matter at all or is it just for show? I can't seem to be able to move my PCs except when they attack and that is automatic.
You can't move your characters during combat, but it rarely matters.
>Is it worth it to do this?
No. The game is easy and requires no grinding at all.
It's not the best. It's the Mona Lisa of jrpgs.

How do you feel about 50Hz games? It seems like there’s no upside to the PAL format when it comes to retro games, as hardly any of them took advantage of the higher resolution, all while being limited to 50Hz.
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I think you're just trying to cope with the fact that you have to buy a PVM to get good image quality by droning on and on about shit that hasn't been relevant for 20 years.
>t. angry jungleworlder
Please explain how anyone who lives in a PAL country today is affected by that in terms of retro games?
Exactly, it's more to do with optimisation than anything else, in fact there are few non PAL exclusives like Truxton and Gods that are "supposed" to run better on PAL machines.
Rent free

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>game lets you cut short the villain monologue with an attack
This will never stop being hilarious to me. What other games let you do that, I can name Rivercity Ransom off the top of my head.
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>eyes are closed
>eyes are still white
Almost all of the bosses on Konami's X-Men arcade game.
It also makes it so you can't finish the game, and kicks you back out to the main menu before the boss rush.
see >>6697230 zoomie
>muh zoomers
You are the cancer that is killing /vr/.

How does this port compare to the original? Any quality of life enhancements?
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It's low-key the best version of Zelda 3 overall.

New moves (charged attacks, swimming, can collect more shit with basket)
New sidequests
New dungeon (makes use of beta elements and new moves)
You can play with the original color palette
All bugfixes from the PAL versions (like the digging minigame RNG, bugged graphical effects)
Corrected localization
Screen resolution isn't that bad
More languages

Sound (voice acting, chirpy music)

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The GBA spammer is one person.
HA! Okay m8
Wish the rest of /vr/ was like this post, a proper response to a proper question
It's why you can find almost all his spam by searching for certain phrases, like "classic retro"

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I hope he's doing okay these days.
He's a rapper now

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post official, authentic art of retro games
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There's quite a difference between "young woman" and "actually a child".

not noice

toddler's look like that?
the one with morrigan and lilith was incredibly erotic and I can't even look for it or else I'll be jacking it for an hour
link it

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Why is this game so hard?
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It's European extreme, baby
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i could never get past the music level as a kid.
looked and sounded nice though IMO
Completing the levels is not that hard. Some are tricky, but I beat them all after a few tries. The real challenge is collecting all the cages.
I think the better question is why every port of this game after the Saturn one is based off the shitty DOS version.
The worst part isn't the difficulty, but that it's often playing this really peaceful or joyous music, so it feels like it's mocking you.

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How come Error never appeared in another Zelda again? he's such an interesting character with so much unexplored depth.
He appeared again in WarioWare.
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For me it's Morshu.
They fixed him, he's not Error anymore.

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Muhammad plz go
Those are aliens, not dogs. They don't count.
Was this guy ever found?

Some good fluffy dog butt!

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The Dark Souls of retro gaming.
Dark Souls of retro is Castlevania you absolute mong.
none of them are even nearly as difficult as battletoads
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For you.

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This is genuinely one of the most passionate and soul-filled games I've ever played. Everything about it is top notch, and there's no wonder to how it still has managed to have an impact on people all these years later. I think if I had to take one specific game as an example for "fun", it would have to be this.
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By soul you mean personality right?
not all personality is soulful
ok weeb.
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Are these worth it? I play the NES games on Switch all the time.
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What are you trying to prove?
Get snes instead though
>Super Nintendo
Nice try shitposter
>I play the NES games on Switch all the time.

Then yeah, if you have the money I suppose they're worth it if you want that OG controller feel
I got them on sale for $30 last year and I like them. They definitely aren't worth the full price though
Oh shut up you gatekeeping prat

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Replaying TR1 after what seems to be 19 years... Can't wait to play through the entire classic franchise.
What's your favorite? What about least favorite?
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god bless Adam Hughs
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Nobody draws Lara better than Andy Park.
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Meh. He's good but ultimately just one of a hundred Marc Silvestri knock offs that were at Top Cow/Image at the time
AH! is pure class.
After having grown up with the originals and still play them occasionally, I finally got the chance to play The Lost Artifact for the first time recently and absolutely laughed at the implication that Nessie was a robot the whole time and Lara just killed it's pilot (though after the ending of 3, I think she just has a thing against pilots)
Yep, that was hilarious. Tomb raider should be exactly about these things.

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