[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vm / vmg / vr / vrpg / vst / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / pw / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / vt / wsg / wsr / x / xs] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Settings Mobile Home
/vr/ - Retro Games

[Advertise on 4chan]

4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

08/21/20New boards added: /vrpg/, /vmg/, /vst/ and /vm/
05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
[Hide] [Show All]

Happy 18th Birthday, 4chan!

Janitor acceptance emails will be sent out over the coming weeks. Make sure to check your spam box!

[Advertise on 4chan]

[Catalog] [Archive]

File: VCS.+Diego+poster.jpg (641 KB, 1015x1314)
641 KB
641 KB JPG
>Rockstar hates it
>never ported to anything beyond PS2
>zoomers haven't played it
>better soundtrack and gameplay

How long until they massacre my boy?
19 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>zoomers havent played it
this is bait. gba and psp are the zoomer consoles
File: 1625054124607.jpg (1.32 MB, 4000x3000)
1.32 MB
1.32 MB JPG
>PSP flopped in the West.
and whose fault that is that even to this date we getting fan made english patches for japanese games? if only west would fucking release the damn games and localize them instead of gatekeeping
Hawt. What game?
Nintendogs came out when someone born in 1990 would be about 15.
PS2 frame rate is worse, but that's maybe just because I set max PSP clock speed.

File: thread.png (20 KB, 512x480)
20 KB
Welcome to the Retro Game Gauntlet, gentlemen.

Start at NES, and work through in the following order:

GB/GBC OR Sega Game Gear
GBA OR Sega Master System
Commodore 64 OR Commodore Amiga
Playstation 1 OR Nintendo 64

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
4 replies omitted. Click here to view.
Dont Tell What & How To Play
I'll give a bump, though you'll probably have better luck doing this on /v/ since there were some successful gauntlet threads there a few days ago
File: powerblade.png (3 KB, 676x241)
3 KB
i rolled power blade. never even heard of this game. i recently ordered those nintendo switch NES controllers (they were on sale 40% off when I was ordering the n64 controller) so i'll wait for them to arrive before playing.
I got q*bert for nes, wish me luck
qbert is an awesome game, but hard! i used to rent it all the time from the corner store when i was a kid.

File: 1608942202959.jpg (133 KB, 699x804)
133 KB
133 KB JPG
>be Tom Hall
>stuck in a shitty software company with no future
>annoying coworker wants me to make kiddie games instead of working
>tell him I already have a job
>he keeps insisting every day with that dumbass smile of his
>whatever, fucking Romero I swear
>agree to help him on the side >he makes me game designer, no idea what that means
>other nerd coworker found a way to simulate console behavior on pc, something about pictures scrolling on screen
>big fucking deal
>Romero reveals his masterplan: cloning Super Mario on PC and send a copy to Nintendo, probably as a threat
>this absolute retard wants to start WW3 or something
>good thing we have no computers to work on

>Romero promptly suggests we should steal PCs from our own company
>legitimately speechless

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
31 replies and 6 images omitted. Click here to view.
Oh, is Dues Ex really that widely considered 'best ever'? I've replayed it recently and it's pretty bloody average.
anachronox was an interesting melancholic game and I knew it was the love child of his.

How much involvement did he have in deus ex?

also dopefish is lame
What's your name?
>Did he actually work on Deus Ex?
No. His team tried to steal the lipsyncing that the Deus Ex team invented though.
>Mobile games print money
Only the successful ones. Hall's and Romero's certainly haven't.

File: Pokemonstadiumbox.jpg (93 KB, 350x256)
93 KB
What's the intended way to play this? Are you supposed to play each cup as you progress through the gen 1 games, or wait until post-game? I'm finally getting around to trying this after all these years
32 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
your supposed to get shit on and do the truffle shuffle
I have a legitimate level 5 mew I won in a competition that I lost from my gb cart that's stuck transferred on my Stadium cart for 25 years
Yeah there's been a working transfer pak plugin for many years. I never bothered with Stadium 1 but I used to play through Crystal and then take my team through Stadium 2. Fucking good times, even with the slightly wonky PJ64 emulation that made the ground disappear often.
>hating on stadium

It has the best looking and animated pokemon fights even today.
You could play the GB games at x3 speed.
The mini games were fun as fuck.
The different cups were actually challening unlike the GB games.
Even at the highest levels of competitive the game still has plenty of RNG rolls, how retarded are you

got any games similar to this?
1 reply and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
File: -j9aU-0V6nbw.jpg (70 KB, 640x742)
70 KB
File: image_2021-10-23_103940.png (860 KB, 1024x768)
860 KB
860 KB PNG
Street Racing Syndicate was the best
midnight club 3
midtown madness
midnight club la remix
How do I get good at this game? It's so hard I got filtered after first few races
Midnight Club still cancelled soz

File: header.jpg (53 KB, 460x215)
53 KB
2 replies omitted. Click here to view.
My condolences, OP.
Because HLS is completely obsolete when Black Mesa exists
File: 91848293018.jpg (10 KB, 280x280)
10 KB
First played it on pc but friend robbed my disc. First completed it on PS2
first played it on a burnt dreamcast disc
The first time I played Half-Life 1 was in 1999, with a GeForce 256, and Pentium 533MHz CPU and 128MB RAM. It ran in Direct X 7 mode. I think it was the "Game of the year" edition.

Why is it less liked than 2 and 3? It went back to the focus of exploring tombs and cut down on the shitty human combat that plagued the last two games. The level are some of the best in the series with the sprawling, multi-level areas with good puzzles and atmosphere. It kept all the gameplay additions from before and added even more. Story is also much better and the visuals are peak classic TR.
52 replies and 23 images omitted. Click here to view.
wait what, didn't notice. You're right, her eyes are green wtf.
hope this pic helps
Is there, in any of TR games, a way to "entomb" Lara with no way out?
At the end of TLR she "dies" by getting shut inside the tomb.
I think one of these games has trapdoor that closes when Lara stays too long in the room. Or maybe that was one of early 3d Indiana Jones games?
File: ovauvlvgVo1w75yxgo1.gif (1.3 MB, 500x375)
1.3 MB
1.3 MB GIF
It's a very light description, entire building crumbled onto her, only (plot) magic saved her for AoD.
Don't remember anything like this. In that case there would be some special premature game over scene like the midas hand one.

What is the best way to play Shockwave (DIR, DXR, DCR), Flash (SWF) and JAVA games in the modern era?

Also what games do you remember playing that no longer exist or you cannot find?
Flashpoint Infinity
The answer will almost always be on the original target platform
If it's self-contained, use the standalone flash player


File: 20211022211211_1.jpg (309 KB, 1920x1080)
309 KB
309 KB JPG
6 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
File: frog-and-scorpion.jpg (161 KB, 849x628)
161 KB
161 KB JPG
Why do spergs sperg?
The squares are rectangles.
so, when they observed how their graphics looked, did they do so on an LCD screen at the time, or on their iPhones?
commit sudoku
The latest models of CRT were different to older models like the Sony wega's and shit so didn't display the same either but still better than today. The flat screen CRT's that is.
What squares do you imagine arent?

File: 51UZgLGumwL._SX385_.jpg (24 KB, 385x325)
24 KB
This is the most kino game of all time. Not the 3D version remake though, that kinda sucks even though it's ok.
21 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
This. Every Zelda story is just full of old tropes, but LA has good execution. It manages to suck you in and have soulful characters with the little dialogue there is.
I love DX but it still baffles me why they removed QoL from the OG...
They're patches to revert back the QoL for DX on romhacking.net but still
if you like Links Awakening DX I'm sure you'll like the Oracle of Seasons/Ages games too, they're solid af
Based and blessed thread
>This. Every Zelda story is just full of old tropes, but LA has good execution. It manages to suck you in and have
Never heard it put better than this.

File: 71YgtWhklGL._AC_SL1500_.jpg (161 KB, 1500x997)
161 KB
161 KB JPG
Are the FF NES games too grindy?
70 replies and 9 images omitted. Click here to view.
My only problem with FF1 is that the spells are way too expensive, otherwise i don't mind the grind too much
File: rpgh8.png (10 KB, 324x97)
10 KB
They're intended for a different audience. We've grown to appreciate a gentler, less time-consuming, approach now. They're all super grindy. Even 7,8, hell, all of them. They're all too grindy.
I know but fuck man it may as well be even if it is unintended. Im just not sure what the thought process was with the encounter rate, otherwise i guess its an ok ff game.
Tom Slattery worked on FF IV DS, Tactics WotL, VI GBA, FF XIII, Dissidia 012

TS: Final Fantasy IV DS was an interesting project. I had been told originally, of course, that I was simply to adapt the GBA version script. That was in some ways impractical and in other ways impossible. Dialogue was split differently between windows to correspond to the characters' motion on the screen for dramatic effect in the DS version, but it had not been translated in previous games with such a fine degree of correspondence to the Japanese that it could simply be split in the same places in English, pasted in, and work. Event scenes suddenly had lip flaps for the characters, requiring ADR and meaning that the old translation for those would have to be thrown out the window. The Japanese script itself was also heavily revised for the DS version; they even modified the name of the Red Wings in Japanese to give it more medieval flair. The item that had been called the Sand Ruby in English before was now clearly not red. There were so many changes that had to be made that it seemed silly to try to shoehorn in a translation that had been patched up and repainted since the SNES days, but never given a proper overhaul.

My overarching goals with the retranslation were to give the world an appropriate and consistent feel, bring terminology and recurring references back in line with the most recent series entries, and correct outright errors in the translation. The GBA version, for instance, had Kain saying "We will rejoin the Red Wings in no time" at the beginning of the game, when Kain had never been a member of the Red Wings; he leads the Dragoons. It's an easy mistake to make working with a language where sentence subjects are optional, but knowing the story of the game, it's a fairly major one.

Games that need more love, PC edition.

FX Interactive rocked, game plays like a mix of Warcraft and AoE. had rpg stuff before Warcraft 3 and Warlords Battlecry.
41 replies and 20 images omitted. Click here to view.
File: Hexplore.jpg (150 KB, 640x480)
150 KB
150 KB JPG
File: Ultimate Domain.jpg (106 KB, 1280x720)
106 KB
106 KB JPG
Always a classic. The timed levels are a bastard, but the rest is good fun.

Pic related is Ultimate Domain/Genesia. Turn based stategy with city-building aspects to it. Whole plot is you and your siblings are fighting over the throne now your father is dead. Who-ever possesses 5 out of 7 of the hidden jewels, or kills the other players, wins. The manual actually had instructions on how to play the first few in-game years to keep you from screwing yourself over since the learning curve is a bit weird. The gameplay can be simple at times, but the tech tree is decently detailed and the AI isn't entirely braindead.
Warlords: Battlecry III is a real-time strategy game with some role-playing game features set in a fantasy setting. The campaign mode is a story-based adventure in which you choose a main hero (his name, race and class) and play as that hero from mission to mission gaining experience points. Not only can you carry your hero from mission to mission but his retinue also will carry over gaining experience.

Some special features include - sixteen different races to choose from with twenty-eight different classes, retinues to follow your hero from mission to mission and role-playing game features like taking on quests to further the story along.
File: shot-1514985985.png (246 KB, 646x504)
246 KB
246 KB PNG
You cowards never even heard about it.

Fuck competitive, can we just talk about how this is a pretty cool game with a nice soundtrack? The 1 Player mode is soulful and so is the trophy collecting minigame. Adventure Mode was unironically better than Subspace which is heavily overrated by Brawl apologists even if it was significantly shorter. Missions were easily at their best in Melee, same with Break the Targets. Plus, the entire game has this weird late N64 era sheen that makes it ooze with charm
103 replies and 6 images omitted. Click here to view.
Admit it, you tried to zoom up Daisy's skirt in the trophy viewer after looking at the back of her head.
Smash Bros was dead for me after they didn't add Keanu Reeves from Cyberpunk to Ultimate.
File: pottery.jpg (156 KB, 1024x576)
156 KB
156 KB JPG
>bugmen demanding stanley the bugman be added to smash
I'm honestly thinking about buying a Gamecube just to buy this game and play it with my wife who has never played it.
So you can have a different game, not the same game where people play the same characters they've been playing for the past 20 years, with extra bloat.

>birth year
>first game
>favorite game
>favorite series (all retro games in series combined)
>favorite console

>Sonic 2
>Jet Set Radio
>Mega Man
243 replies and 61 images omitted. Click here to view.
>birth year
>first game
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt
>favorite game
Escape from Tarkov
>favorite series (all retro games in series combined)
>favorite console
is anyone actually compiling this information
if so why
It seemed like a more fitting image for this board. Besides it’s about to be River City Girls.
they're feeding it to a neural net so it can create the perfect /vr/ shitpost
>birth year
>first game
Yoda Stories, PC version
>favorite game
Final Fantasy IX
>favorite series (all retro games in series combined)
Metal Gear Solid
>favorite console

File: megakey2.jpg (1.16 MB, 2688x1520)
1.16 MB
1.16 MB JPG
Just got this at a pawn shop for 30 dollarydoos.
Am I winning?
1 reply omitted. Click here to view.
More like Mega Based.
amirite gamers?
ebin thread guys XD
You really didn't need to bump it more than five hours later.
It was (s)needed.

Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.