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What was the first game that made you play until sunrise?
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this is the first game I remember being so obsessed with that my parents had to pry the controller from me with a crowbar
it's the first game i ever got in trouble for sneaking out of bed and going downstairs to play and getting busted because i couldn't contain my excitement then first time i got across the bridge and got Silver... i thought the game was over
Paper Mario for 1 player, Turok Rage Wars for multi

This game gets a lot of love and hate, but you have to admit either way, the sheer amount of secrets and little touches they crammed into this thing is insane. Just little things like turning a butterfly into a fairy; they had to know 99.9% of people would probably never discover something like that but they added it anyway. To me, that's soul, man. I've been playing this game since release and I still find things I never noticed before.
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However much hate it gets isn’t half as much as it deserves
everybody says OoT has useless rupees, i think that's BS. it actually has a perfect economy system because you almost never "need" to spend money but it provides you with a lot of opportunities to use it. you can cruise by without spending a dime but if you want all the upgrades and optional items, you're gonna have to grind rupees so the old myth of always having a 200/500 maxdd out wallet with nothing to spend on is bogus. magic beans alone are like, what, 800 rupees for all 10? then all the money you'll blow on bombchu bowling, shooting ranges, stick/nut upgrades, etc. also the shops may sell a lot of common stuff but if you have rupees on you, why not blow some money there and max out your supplies? again you can beat the game with just the bonbs, arrows etc., that dungeons give you but that's so boring. i shoot arrows at everything, bomb everything, i like being able to waste supplies and experiment, and reloading at the shop is a lot faster than cutting a bunch of grass or waiting to find stuff.
>trying this hard
that guy was just trying to stir the pot. imagine being so retarded that you throw a shit fit over the semantics of what constitutes a "secret" in a game you've never played. people are fucking weird man.

is it worth playing? I loved EB and liked Mother3 a lot
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>The NES is not the place you go for great RPGs (it has good ones but nothing compared to the SNES/PS1).

Personally I've had more fun playing Famicom RPGs than SNES/PS1 ones
Come to think of it, Mother's design is so derivative of DQ2, in fact I'd wager that it was designed around the idea that the entire playerbase would have already played DQ2 first and wanted more (which at the time was true), that now I know what to answer to all the people asking if they should play it.
Tell them to play to DQ2 first. And if you don't like DQ2's gameplay, you will absolutely NOT like Mother's gameplay. And if your first thought to that comment is
>who cares about gameplay it's a JRPG
then you shouldn't be playing 8-bit RPGs period

This is nothing compared to some other jRPGs of the time and it's the only dungeon in the game that asks of the player to draw a map. Again if this isn't your thing, you shouldn't be playing 8-bit RPG.

Now let's take a look at another classic RPG that came out not that long before Mother
You have this dungeon

To leads to this dungeon

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Interesting take, what RPGs do you remember for the Famicom outside of Dragon quest and Final Fantasy.
It's pretty good, but expect combat to be boring as fuck until about the time you reach Magicant and start picking up some healing magic.
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It is the most based one

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Rate the last /vr/ game you played using the GamePro rating system

Whatever happened to the prince of persia franchise? It had multiple installments and even a god damn movie was made in its honor and yet it just disappeared, what went wrong?
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Forgotten Sands is terribly underrated if only because you could skip 99% of the combat in that game. Sands of Time with no combat would be a 10/10.
I love how there are like 4 completely different versions of that game
the ps3 version. It's a short game and the story is pretty bland, but the platforming is really fun
It was peak and I will die on that hill.


The greatest metal soundtrack in any game. Period.
I remember the java phone game warrior within and seeing the girls in between the levels, that was the lewdest content I had seen as a kid

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How do I get over my fear of certain games /vr/? Can anyone relate? I played OoT as a kid for a few hours and want to get back to it, but the part where you play as Teen Link makes me feel uncomfortable. Is this normal or perhaps a sign of some mental illness?
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Aversions you have from childhood can also just stick with you into adulthood. It doesn't matter if it's reasonable or unfounded. Maybe a spider landed on you when you were a child and you developed a phobia for life. The same can happen with games.
For example, all the people who are deathly afraid of the butler from Tomb Raider being released from the freezer. Rightfully so.
>How do I get over my fear of certain games /vr/?
You usually realize they're not as scary, when you're an adult. I can't say the same for Link, since even though he's an adult when he picks up the Master Sword, he still has the mind of a child, since he spent 7 years in slumber.
>using /v/ console war lingo
We really only have a handful of posters here don't we? I'm not going to be like (you) OP. I'm not going to repeat what I think of your pre rendered redead trauma again, but I'm sure you don't need me to. C'mon I know you have more original thoughts to share in your head.
I know exactly what you mean, OP. The dungeons in OOT scared the shit out of me as a kid. Now replaying it years later, I still get extremely anxious doing them. It's alleviated a bit just overcoming them and realizing they're stupid easy, but that childhood shit sticks with you.

ITT: Unheard of or unremarkable/shit games that have a special place in your heart

This mess was my first vidya ever.
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I beat the nes version in the 90s. It was fun.

Nightshade is a nice point n click (with some action sequences) detective game for nes that’s worth playing too.
king's quest 3
it's shit
enjoy easy falls and mistyped passcodes, or save game before you know bullshit mechanics are soon to be found.
thank me later for your loss.
also, that darn cat really got you this time!
>I liked the nes version.

I just realized that there was never a game based on Bogus Journey. Not even some point and click PC game. The first movie, ended up getting a few licensed games, as well as a cartoon series and even a canceled live action series. For whatever reason, I thought there were games based on the second movie as well. I guess the second movie is a lot darker, and the 'Bill and Ted' fad kinda passed, or was replaced by Wayne's World. Though, I kinda do like the second movie more than the first.
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Indiana Jones and the temple of doom on nes. It's one of my favorite games of all time. Some people say it has shit controls, and I'll tell you to git gud. Once you get the hang of the controls it's quite a fun game and I just love the atmosphere and music. It's got the perfect amount of nes jank. I implore anybody who likes Indiana Jones and nes to check it out... With that said my runners up are Indiana Jones desktop adventure/Yoda stories. I love the atmosphere and interactivity of these games. They have that win95/98 in school playing in the computer room feel that hits me right in the 90s nostalgia.
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Everyone says Yo! Noid was shit, but you'll never convince me. It's blatant marketing that they just slapped The Noid into whatever the Japanese base game was, but if they'd just released the Japanese game in English I feel like people wouldn't have hated it as much.

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ITT: 6/10 games you love unconditionally
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best of the best on snes
Karous is a breakbeat album with a shmup attached to it.
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>Realms of the Haunting
Depending on the reviewer, garbage to some, incredible to others, I found it in a bargain bin, and I fell in love.

>Amazing 90s FMVs
>God awful controls before they standardised wasd or mouse look. Had to hold a key to switch between moving and interacting.
>Superb, but MIDI soundtrack, made it so atmospheric
>Actually unique (to this day) weapons
No hand holding. You had to actually read journal entries, and examine items to learn what to do.

It's a first person mystery about you exploring your recently deceased father's mansion. Essentially about trying to keep angels and demons from breaking the seven seals.

I keep trying to work up the courage to replay, knowing it'll never live up to that first play through. I actually miss it like a lost friend.
>>>God awful controls before they standardised wasd or mouse look. Had to hold a key to switch between moving and interacting.
The controls were painful when I played on actual DOS, I never finished it. I picked it up years later and remapping almost all controls with DOSBox made it much better.

>Simple 2000 gameplay
>instant forgettable OST
>gay ass protagonist
>throw all the things that made retro Shinobi a classic into the trash
>even though it was released 2 years after Itagaki's NG, it looks like a Ninja Gaiden shit clone
it is at most a 3/10
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The least good, anon.
The best part of the game was the character's design, or D-zine, as I like to call it. He has multiple looking eyes on his naruto head band so it looks like he is some sort of demon that is crazy and strong.
He has a scarf that kind of trails behind him and follows him. Like if he just turned left and then straight, then the scarf would have a bend in it that followed his movement. This made it seem like he was super fast and the physics of his scarf could barely keep up with him.
Also he did this thing where the enemies would freeze when they died so that if you killed all the enemies then you could turn your blade and all of them would seperate like cut blocks of cheese. this was very cool and the main reason I bought the game.
Too bad the gameplay is awful. But it taped into the Form of something cool. I think it confirms Plato's theory of Forms because eventually Metal Gear solid revengence would more perfectly capture the idea of a ninja cutting people in two with a sword really fast. If you will notice Jack also had a weird fast thing going on, You know Plato said that we see an image of a horse, and this is reference to an actual horse. So I paint an image of a horse and you see it and think of the animal called a hose. The painting has a quality that makes your mind know what it is. The painting is a refernce to the more perfect being that is a horse. So he took it one step further and said that the actual animal called a horse is a reference to the more perfect idea of a horse which exists in a realm beyond our reality, but that we all have access to by our mind. So Shinobi is the the imitation of this thing. Anyway you can learn more about it in this book on amazon
Hope they find a cure for whatever you are suffering from.
MGR gameplay is nothing like Shinobi aside from both being 3d games where you fight with a sword. I'd say Shinobi is a better designed 3d action game for what it's doing, even if it suffers from some early 3d jank.
It wasn't great but it wasn't bad. I gave it a 3/5 at the time.

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Planning on starting Ultima IV tonight on my Apple iic. Should I go in blind or use a guide? Also should I use one of the "fixed" or "remastered" images floating around?
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Read the OP, this thread is specifically about playing Ultima iv on real Apple ii hardware.
The OP isn't the post being replied to. You might be mixing me up with another Anon. Another Anon was talking about emulating Ultima and me and another Anon were discussing emulation. Ironically, you could have read the thread to figure this out.
In any case, you didn't even link the thread you want me to post in. Just ask your question here.
Hard to go into Ultima blind. When you start it says you shoud read the books added to the game. And it will be pretty insistant that you should do it NOW. And it's not control it's talking about but the whole chronology of the world.
I've never had this debate before since manuals haven't existed in a significant form for nearly 20 years, but I don't consider "go in blind" and "read the manual" as being exclusive.
I read the manual, and figured out that I was supposed to get to Lord British. I've met him, gotten Iolo and Dupre, and now I'm kind of stuck. It seems like I need to use the moongates to get to most of the world, but I haven't quite figured them out yet.

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I want to talk about Mario Tennis today because I found a copy for $15 and I think this game is pretty good and because the Star Cup is filtering the fuck out of me right now.
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>never played mario golf, would I like it if I don't care for golf games normally?
og Mario Golf transcends golf games, much like Neo Turf Masters
One of the best multiplayer experiences in the N64. For me, its Luigi and Paratroopa.
Stay far back in the middle? Then force your opponent to one side until you can hit it to the opposite side out of his reach? Thats how I used to play when I had trouble. Otherwise I was always a net man smashing everything that came at me.
Luigi is cool, but I prefer Mario because red is my favorite color!
I’m not normally into golf either but I play Mario Golf pretty regularly with a few friends, makes for a pretty good way to chill out.

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/repairs/ general what are you working on?

I got my dreamcast back from my parents a couple of months ago, and I had remembered the primary controller's plug was loose (this has been happening for at least 20 years). What's the best way to fix this?
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I know the PlayStation runs in 480i in the music player, whereas games are usually 240p. So my guess is something's wrong with how the interlacing's being handled by the display, if that gives you a place to start.
What's the best way to get started at soldering? I don't have a lot of room but I've always wanted to fix and mod my stuff or be a better repairman
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Honestly? Fix something. Get something broken (or snap off a capacitor of something), and fix it. Something nice and simple and (relatively) expendable should you fuck up. Do it a few times, you'll get the hang of it. I also recommend watching repair videos, some of them have good tips and interesting workflows to consider.
Bit of advice: Get a decent soldering iron. Look around, check out reviews, don't break the bank but don't go for the cheapest from china, they will give you nothing but grief and giving-up energies.
dreamcast controller is pretty modular. the cable inside the controller isn't soldered in, it's just plugged into it. you can take it out and put in a new cable. I've refurbished a lot of dreamcast controllers.
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I have a different take from the other guy. You should start with soldering project/practice kits before actually putting the iron on your own belongings. These are inexpensive packs that cost $8-$20 and have all sorts of different components that you'll come across in consoles and controllers. Pic related for example is for surface mounted components which can be very tricky to solder and desolder if you're inexperienced. Other kits tend to build toward a complete project like a display or a beeper, and let you play around different components. I'd also recommend a fume extractor so you don't inhale the toxic fumes and get some kind of lung disease, it's basically a desk fan that sucks things through a filter.
Put some hours into working on these, learn how to handle the soldering iron, how to control the heat, what a good solder joint looks like compared to a bad one, how to use the various items like the desoldering braid and soldering wire, and when you feel like you've done enough to be comfortable with using the iron you can go ahead with working on your own stuff.
I know it's a lot more stuff to buy, especially when it's stuff you're probably going to throw away, but being able to get some proper practice goes a long way even if you're just going to fix some old consoles and controllers every couple years or so.

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Best remake since C&C. I'm almost 5 hours in and boy was it worth the wait. Seriously, if you're still on the fence, go get it.
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I played both, i just dont like resetera faggots like you
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What's the indicator?
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It's a flag on the specific texture.
you can do it everywhere
boomers be like
>yo this gameplay's fire

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Road Rash - but with 1000 racers. Behold


who the fuck even needs modern gaymes?
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Whoch version is better between ps1 and saturn?
That’s some game genie level shit.
This is just motorcycling in China.
PC version is best, followed up by the PS1 version imho.
Road Rash battle royale. It's time

It's that time again!
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unironically works pretty well for that game
kys, go back to your containment thread, CRT schizo.
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I got careless and got fucked soon after this lel

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