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So there's this game i used to play when i was a kid. You could pick by a wide range of villager classes, i would always pick the vikings that had these huge axes. It was kind of like Warcraft but shittier. You made trade routes consisting of camels. There was these different types of skeletons and monsters. I especially remember how there was these skull caves that spawned monsters. Also there was occasionally a tornado passing the screen. Pic kind of related, a vague representation of the skull caves.

I have tried every corner of the web to find this stupid fucking game. It's like it never existed...
I thought of Age of Mythology for a second but I don't recall those skull caves, everything else fits.

The great debate
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not even an contest
US console + Us controler with the japanese colors from the ABXY buttons would be the best scheme.
I bought a pair of japanese controllers off ebay once for like 5$ a pop, not realizing the cords are like 3 inches long, and just swapped the colored buttons into my american SNES controllers.
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Purple buttons.
If you disagree, you kiss boys and your favorite ninja turtle is Leonardo because he's the leader, which is the absolute lamest reason to like something.
the real reason Americans hate yoshi's island

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Replaying it for the first time in ages and it immediately grabs me and just gets better

>seeing the tiny woods from the top of the mountains
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By that logic, every game ever made has soul. You really think the designers and artists at Activision don't have any passion for or put any effort into the latest Call of Duty?

"Soul" needs to be reserved for a specific kind of experience.
I'd watch a Zelda miniseries with that setup
Where you been mate?
>By that logic, every game ever made has soul.
In a way yes, but when you have to pick something made by a guy with his own pocket money for years, vs a game made as a cash grab by a team that just didn't want to be working on it, I think you can tell.
>You really think the designers and artists at Activision don't have any passion for or put any effort into the latest Call of Duty
I don't think CIA and Pentagon propagandists are born with souls, or are even human. That's my only statement on that
I have played this a million times so it's kinda boring at this point, mostly. I replayed it again this month, and from the 6th Dark World dungeon where I don't remember 100% of everything and on it was pretty fun.

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What /vr/ games are we playing handheldbros? What are we playing on? Thinking of consooming another handheld you don't need?

I'm alternating between Arrow Flash and Soul Calibur on my RP3+ atm.
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Best handheld for playing Kula World / KulaQuest / Roll Away (and maybe Tekken 3) while laying in bed?
I'm the guy looking at handhelds to play Dynasty Warriors and other PS2 games on. I'm considering the RP3+, the Odin Pro, the KT-R1 and the Steam Deck. Does anyone have any thoughts on these? I'm thinking the Steam Deck might just be too big to be practical, and I've heard the battery life is poor. Do they all essentially have the same level of support for PS2 games because they run the same emulator, or does Steam Deck run PCSX2 and thus have better support/performance?

There are loads of good options for PS1. I really enjoy playing my Miyoo Mini and my PS Vita in bed. The Miyoo is obviously smaller but it's also lighter and the horizontal form factor makes it more comfortable for playing when laying on your side. Vita is just an all-round excellent experience for PS1, especially with the OLED screen.
Compatibility is pretty similar, but I think PCSX2 is still a little better
For performance it's Deck > Odin > RP3+
Cool, thanks anon. I guess it's more or less going to come down to size then.
>Sony took much of the ideas
that doesn't seem like a Sony thing to do

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what are some weird, interesting, untranslated games? just heard of germs: nerawareta machi for the PS1 the other day and damn, the atmosphere is unparalleled.
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Germs is a weird game. Just tried it out, my old buddy Fujita thinks there's something weird going on at the power plant so we break in and I just start shooting all their dogs for no good reason. The city is way too fucking big, I had to use speedup while driving around despite instantly setting it to "fastest" in the menu.
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2999 game kids is a very interesting game. It's not much of a game, more of an interactive comic with some minor gameplay segments, but the art is great and the story is engaging, all centered around the mystery of the world and the protagonist's attempts to understand it. It's only a couple of hours long.
What is this game even about? A salaryman going insane? Exploration? Both?
read the thread linked here >>9607261 Lots of info about the game in there.
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Some sort of first person shooter... dungeon crawler

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Could this be considered the "definitive" version of (western) Super Mario Bros. 2, or are the alterations —difficulty-related specially— too substantial?
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It's contribute to the quintessential bing wahoo factor.
Yes this is the definitive version. It vastly improves the game with new mechanics and content. It should be noted that this version alongside the All-Stars/USA version were made by Nintendo R&D2. Tanabe only directed Doki Doki Panic before it was Mario-fied. Doki Doki Panic is an inferior base game if you bother trying it out on emulator; missing crucial gameplay elements taken for granted like a run button, and bizarre, poor game design choices like forcing you to replay and beat the game as all 4 characters to reach the ending. Tanabe has always been a weak game designer even when he was young. The "respect" he mysteriously garners by pundits and ResetEra types on Twitter are misguided and misinformed.

Me personally I like the voices as a millenial Mario fan growing up during the '90s N64 era of Mario where his voice was officially instated. I figure the ones decrying it are aging Gen Xers who grew up on NES and SNES and think they're cringe/unnecessary, which is a fair opinion I guess, but to outright not play the game or say it ruins the whole entire package is elitist pedantry. The only real downside I'd say is that the color palette is too washed out for being an early GBA release with no backlight, but that's nothing a color restoration mod can't fix.

I like all versions sans Doki Doki, but if I had to choose only 1, I'll go for Advance hands down. I just don't see a point in indulging the other versions.
I don't really remember how smooth the base All-Stars version was, but the GBA version at least plays a bit sluggish in comparison to the NES original.

It's an ok game, though a bit disappointing as a launch title, specially since Zelda and Metroid did get original games for the system.
Plays slippeey because the physics were changed to be more mario-like as opposed to the OG Doki Doki physics.
It's "Just what I needed!"

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These graphics suck
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I really need to play the PC games. A point and click adventure game with these idiots sounds perfect.
>heh-heh-heh, hey butt-head, heh, you think they’ll ever dump this game?

>uhh huh-huh you said “dump” uhhh huh-huh

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8-Bit Girls Thread
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>official art doesn't give her midriff
>sprite does
Graphics designer knew what he was doing.
Well, God bless America. Still, no password required, the real unlock method is supposed to be beating the game fast.
That's because she's 8, you suck fuck.
The ages were canonically removed because they made the writing too restrictive.
He's a sick fuck for finding an 8 year old UNfuckable?

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What video game came out on the day you were born? For me it's Resident Evil
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>no game released the year and day of my birthday

I checked and there are no games released on my birthday but I've learned that a game named Mac Pan exists and was released a few years before.
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So, according to my calculations, an average /vr/fag was born in 1992/1993 and is 30 years old right now. That's good, it means we haven't been completly flooded by zoomers (yet).
Pic related or Urban Champion
Pic related is better
Don't worry bud, our numbers are growing. Remember, everyone born the year Steam came out have been allowed to post for over a year.including me

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>good soundtrack
>choose any character you want with different stats
>good gameplay
>have to multitask protecting Corneria and taking out enemy carriers,missiles, and fighters.
>Star Wolf will appear randomly making for tense and engaging combat

Tell me anon, why haven't you played Starfox 2 yet?
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The version included in the SNES classic had its difficulty bumped up and lengthened. Play that version rather than the leaked beta build.
I like it but the walker gimmick gets annoying and it's especially bad at that frame rate. All-range was a better gimmick.
Is it the thing described here? https://archive.org/download/RetroGamingBooksNon-Fiction/Nintendo%20Power%20Previews%20-%20Store%20Display%20Guide%20%281990%29.pdf
Is this a bot post? Nothing about this describes the post you're replying to whatsoever
You shouldn't be able to beat it in 30 minutes first try without dying once.

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Will someone please write an extension for a CPS2 emulator that will let me replace the music tracks with an external set-list? I'll pay you five bucks. thx
But the dreamcast version of SSF2X doesn't support 240p output...
ask here, someone will probably do it for $5

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Why did it fail?
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if you have a xbox it is 4 eurobucks on xboxlive store
no multiplayer

Aren't most morality based games like that really simplistic like that?
Loved this game; lots of fun. Closed fist ending after obtaining a threesome and turning the girls evil. I love turning on my goodly followers in the end like kotor 1.
XBOX was the console of first person shooters. It also didn't really have an art style, more so a generic "realistic" look that made it stand out less.

Retro Battlestation Thread?
Retro Battlestation Thread.
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Looks like tourettes guys bedroom
Damn fine idea
>Pretty comfy but I always ask myself what happens with all of plastic that stuff eventually. Will someone care and cherish them like I did?

I kept a lot of my grandparents' small ceramics. Things like ceramic cats, doves, etc. It's all tchotchke but they really liked them, I like having it and I couldn't bear to give it away after they died. I kept a lot of their stuff, actually. My Trinitron belonged to my grandfather, it was the "guest room TV" and I doubt it had more than 2,000 hours when I inherited it. Also got some sick mid century furniture from them. My house is some weird schizophrenic cross between millenial shit that my wife buys and the 1960s. I hope that some day, my kids will keep the things of value.

Only way to play in my opinion. I have a Sony G500 which I keep in the corner of my Galant desk. After I switched to Mac I no longer had a way to drive it, so I bought a Panasonic Let's Note with VGA out for the sole purpose of playing Brood War and Rise of Nations.
>feel free to sit wherever
"Anywhere on the floor is fine really."

>One of your most favorite retro games of all time
>Can't replay it because you played it so much when you were younger

Fucking christ.. I really want to play through the classic MGS games but I cannot. I've played so much of it that I cannot stomach playing through another session even after 20+ years later. Anyone else know this feeling as well?
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If it's a well made game I'll find new things in the game and do much better. If it's not, if the substance is shallow, I will remember everything and find nothing new in it so will drop it. Movies are like this too, if I remember too much of it I straight up turn it the fuck off.
i've been like this way with music personally
just gotta find a new game ig, like how i gotta find a new sound
this for me but fallout 3 and new vegas.
i played the crap out of those games back in the day. if they were upgraded to fallout 4 graphics, i'd go back just to see how it would look but, as they were... nope.
Unreal for me.
Jesus fuck, I played it so many times in the last decade. Replaying it every summer was pretty much my ritual to relive childhood and now I can't bring myself to open it again. I wish I could wipe my memories regarding this game so fucking much,
>20+ years later
The fuck, there are games that I can replay multiple times a year. MGS3 is one of them. I probably beat the first two Zelda games 4 times in 2022. As for games like MGS3, I never even skip the cutscenes as well

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What's your favorite Traveler's Tales game? Surprised they never made more games, their library is short but sweet. Those Toy Story games are probably some of the best licensed games of all time.

Mickey Mania
Toy Story 1 and 2
Sonic 3D Blast
A Bugs Life
Muppet RaceMania
Crash Twinsanity
Wrath of Cortex
Lego Star Wars 1 and 2
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Toy Story 2
The only good thing the Director's Cut adds is tighter controls.
you missed sonic R the best tt game
>Toy Story 1 and 2
My childhood favorites
>Sonic 3D Blast
Hated it even as a kid
>A Bugs Life
This game was disgusting, it always made me turn off my PS1. It made me literally cringe if you remember what this word had originally meant before it became a meme
>Lego Star Wars 1 and 2
Probably their best, these games are unironically my favorite piece of Star Wars media except for the 1977 film
I left it out because I thought a lot of people hated Sonic R. Isn't it memed on a ton here? They seemed to have done a good job with racers. Muppet RaceMania and Toy Story Racing are great games despite not being the most popular

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