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Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on July 14, 2005, 06:03:52 PM
Y'all might know this breed of threads at other gaming forums as "Currently Playing/Daily Check" Threads. Post whatever you played for the day, or big accomplishments, brag about getting your new game or tell how great that underrated game you tried was.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Pcenginefx on July 14, 2005, 06:39:37 PM
Let's see here....Currently playing:

PC: Battlefield 2 (WAY fun)
PSP: Coded Arms, Midnight Club 3, Dead to Rights (renting all of them)

In the queue: Ys VII (PC)
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on July 14, 2005, 08:08:56 PM
I haven't been doing much gaming the past month because I have been a bit busy. However the other day I spent some time playing Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu for TG16 and had a fun time making it all the way to that last level.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: lord_cack on July 15, 2005, 12:55:35 AM
Well I have been playing, when I get a chance to, I been playing Gate of Thunder or Lords of Thunder.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on July 15, 2005, 01:18:04 AM
I've been trying to organize my PCE collection for the last week or so.  Popped in Vigilante and Lode Runner for a little bit.

But, the games I've been playing on and off for the last few months are:
Spikeout Battle Street
Virtua Fighter 4 FT (arcade)
Tekken 5
Resident Evil 4
Gradius 5
Tatsujin (PCE)

I tend to lose interest in the new games quickly these days.  Just can't bring myself to turn them on.  I was playing MGS3 for a while and just stopped.  Not because of lack of interest, but just don't feel like committing much time to it.  Same with RE4.  

I guess I have a short attention span. :)
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: KingDrool on July 15, 2005, 02:06:45 AM
Killer 7 (GCN), Meteos (NDS), World of Warcraft (PC), Psychonauts (XBX).
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on July 15, 2005, 02:13:14 AM
Practiced PC Guilty Gear XX #Reload on my new laptop. Runs a whole lot better than it did on the desktop.

<<<<< Johnny, my avatar
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on July 15, 2005, 05:14:28 AM
Taking a break from homework playing Guwange on MAME right now.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: zborgerd on July 15, 2005, 07:27:45 AM
Turbo - Sapphire
Gamecube - Metroid Prime: Echos
Linux - Several betas of games that will be out soon
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nodtveidt on July 15, 2005, 02:11:06 PM
About the only game I play on a regular basis is RuneScape. :D
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Paladin on July 16, 2005, 03:12:39 PM
I was playing Sapphire, Dragon Slayer, Cosmic Fantasy 2, Valis 3 and Valkyrie Profile but I got Ys: Oath in Felghana like a week ago and I haven't even touched another game since. Really the job Falcom did on remaking 3 is just amazing. Its music is beyond awsome, its gameplay is an enhanced verison of 6, and they tweeked the story abit to fit in with the rest of the games. The game difficulty is also back with a vengence. Its about 10 times harder than the SNES verison on normal with a Hard, Nightmare, and recently released (from the lasest patch) Inferno mode. Hard is rough enough but Nightmare and Inferno will likely make me brake my moniter in frustration. Then again I don't have a controller for my PC so I'm using a keyboard.

I need to beat Ys on Nightmare so I can go back to playing those other games. That and I need to finish Dragon Force 2. I've still got a month before college starts up though so I should have the time.

Sorry about the off topic Ys rambling, but I just couldn't help myself. :oops:
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: twor2005 on July 16, 2005, 09:14:11 PM
Quote from: "Paladin"
I was playing Sapphire, Dragon Slayer, Cosmic Fantasy 2, Valis 3 and Valkyrie Profile but I got Ys: Oath in Felghana like a week ago and I haven't even touched another game since. Really the job Falcom did on remaking 3 is just amazing. Its music is beyond awsome, its gameplay is an enhanced verison of 6, and they tweeked the story abit to fit in with the rest of the games. The game difficulty is also back with a vengence. Its about 10 times harder than the SNES verison on normal with a Hard, Nightmare, and recently released (from the lasest patch) Inferno mode. Hard is rough enough but Nightmare and Inferno will likely make me brake my moniter in frustration. Then again I don't have a controller for my PC so I'm using a keyboard.

I need to beat Ys on Nightmare so I can go back to playing those other games. That and I need to finish Dragon Force 2. I've still got a month before college starts up though so I should have the time.

Sorry about the off topic Ys rambling, but I just couldn't help myself. :oops:


Any word on a stateside release or a translation for this? Are you playing in Japanese?
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Paladin on July 17, 2005, 05:27:09 AM
Yeah I'm playing it in Japanese. So far no one I've heard has stated they are going to be fan translating it. Even if you have absolutely no knowledge of Japanese it doesn't hinder the game too much in terms of gameplay. There are already a couple FAQs out there and they get the job done.

As far as a stateside release I've heard that it might be ported to the PSP if Ark of Napishtim sells fairly well on it. Of course that is just people talking; it isn't official. I would rather see it ported to a console, but I'll take what I can get.

I should really make some screenshots, and, or movies to show off the game.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on July 26, 2005, 01:19:44 PM
currently playing:

SMS: Shinobi, Wonderboy
Famicom: Formation Z


friendly competition with friends:
Apple ][: Lode Runner , Archon
(my friend still uses his Apple ][, not just for gaming, but as a word processor and has a dot matrix printer!!!)

ARCHON RULES !!!!!!
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on July 26, 2005, 03:10:25 PM
I give major applause to your friend, Steve! Using an Apple ][ for necessary needs today is ultra hardcore! He must be a radical person.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on July 27, 2005, 12:12:43 AM
Yeah, Apple II rox.  Your friend still get those ink ribbons for those old printers!?

Back on topic...

Recently been playing Kyuukyoku Tiger (Twin Cobra) on PSP.  I don't even play PSP games anymore, just the PCE emulator.

Also beat Crest of Wolf (Riot Zone) for the first time over the weekend.  I used the cheesy rapid punch technique to kill the final boss in like 5 seconds.  :lol:
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on July 27, 2005, 02:01:45 AM
I've been trying to find a K-Tiger MP3 of the first stage music (Break a Leg

Played lots of SF3 3rd Strike on PS2 with a few guys after school last night. I got a 10 win streak with Yun. Even got that funny but obnoxious "A! A! A! A! AAAAA!!!" cheer that those Japanese fighting game crowds like to do when they see Yun's big combo or any juggling combo.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: NeoFreak on July 27, 2005, 09:40:57 AM
this is the last month or so:

[.] Coded Arms [PSP] [ignore every review you have read]

[.] Rondo of Blood

[.] Ys Book 1&2 [first time ever! f*cking virgin style!]

[.] Magician Lord [Neo]

[.] World Heroes 2 [Neo]

[.] Panzer Dragoon Zwei [Saturn]

[.] Phantom Dust [XBOX]

[.] Advent Rising [XBOX]

[.] Rise of the Kasai [PS2]

[.] Outbreak File #2 [PS2]
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 06, 2005, 10:39:34 PM
PS2
Capcom Classic Collection

Been trying to finsh Ghost'N Goblins it's driveing me crazy :x
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: AlexKidd on November 06, 2005, 10:50:30 PM
I just got Shape Shifter and Forgotten worlds this week so i've been playing a lot of those. Shape Shifter is a really underrated game. A little too hard for my liking but still pretty unique and well done. Forgotten Worlds is great too, a big improvement on the genesis version. Just beat it today on easy, now i'll have to try out normal and hard. Excellent soundtrack as well.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on November 07, 2005, 03:28:04 AM
Just beat Bionic Commando.  Still an awesome game after all these years. :)

I can always remember the first time I beat the game.  I was at a friend's house and we played like all afternoon.  We were determined to beat it.  The coolest thing about it was during the ending sequence, there's a picture shown with a date on it.  That happened to be the exact date we beat it!  My friend was underwhelmed by the coincidence when I mentioned it.  However, for some reason it stuck with me, because to me, it seemed like it was me and my friend in that picture and not the characters from the game.

That had to be one of the most memorable gaming moments of my life all because of that date.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on November 07, 2005, 09:14:08 AM
April 7, 1989.

Yeah I first learned to beat the game around that time too. I was like 7 years old in the first grade and Bionic Commando was my first really tough game that I mastered.

Played Gun.smoke (NES) last night. Almost got game rage on the final battle with Wingate. It's his goons distracting me to death.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on November 07, 2005, 09:51:10 AM
Quote from: "akamichi"
Yeah, Apple II rox.  Your friend still get those ink ribbons for those old printers!?
Believe or not, yes! As late as 2000 (probably to this day), many places were still using dot matrix printers (i.e. older pharmacies, video rental places, etc.) so you can still buy supplies. Granted,it's a limited selection (I don't know if you can get color)... we used to work at a pharmacy and he would "borrow" office supplies...

He recently told me that I could probably still get some printer ribbon for my old DAISYWHEEL printer (attached to an old Brother word processor).  Here's how cutting-edge Daisywheel technology works:  Say you have a few words in a letter that you have italicized. To type in italics, the printer would pause, then you'd have to manually switch the typewriter head thingie, press a button for printing to resume and it would type out the italic words, then it would pause again, waiting for you to swap the typewriter head thingie again. Even if you didn't have fancy font effects, it would take a long time to print a page. A LONG TIME :)

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Anyway, I've been playing some famicom games:

Balloon Fight (famicom) -- I never get sick of this game. it's been my "wind down and relax / relieve stress" game for many, many months now.

Joust (2600) -- ditto. nice relaxing game when you get into a groove.

that's it...
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 07, 2005, 06:46:59 PM
I recently bought a PC-FX plus five games off of ElSeven, so I have been enjoying that for the past few nights.


Battle Heat - Very awesome idea for a game and now I am getting the hang of the controls and enjoying it much more now. It's really incredible.

Team Innocent - Wasn't impressed at first really mainly because the controls were hard to get used to, but after getting used to them I enjoy the game much more now and it has great atmosphere. Most people won't agree with me here, but I love the graphic style myself! I think it's going to be the style I use for a game I have in mind to make for the PC-FX.

Yuna FX - I haven't played much of this game, but the previous owner of the PC-FX appearently played quite a lot of it and unlucked all of the mini games, so I played with those which were a nice addition to the game. The story mode of the game seems cool too, but I probably won't try playing through this game in awhile. Oh yeah and the omake mode was pretty nice; better than I thought!

Der Langrisser FX - Haven't played much of it, but seems to be a pretty decent strategy game in with a style mixed between Millitary Madness and Shining Force, which I both enjoy. I'll play more of this game some other time, but if I ever get Farland Story FX, I'll probably be playing that one more since it's more linear. (The PC-98 ones are great)

Last Imperial Prince - Ahh, this game is excellent! I love platform RPGs, but this one is a little different. It's not so platformer-ish when it comes to the battles; instead the battles are kind of turn-based in a way but still play like a platformer. Also the graphics are very nice with tons of color and awesome parallax. I love it, and I can seem to understand the story well even without speaking a lick of Japanese-a!
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: khyrox on November 08, 2005, 04:06:32 AM
I've been on a (mostly) fighting game tear the past 4 weeks... picked up:

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES)
Street Fighter Zero 3 (Saturn)
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter (Saturn)
Eternal Champions (SegaCD) (finally got around to getting it... haha)
D-Xhird (Saturn)
Dead or Alive Ultimate (XBox)
KOF 2002 + 2003 (XBox)
SNK vs Capcom (XBox)
Capcom vs SNK 2 EO (XBox)
Capcom Fighting Evolution (PS2)

Shinobi Legions (Saturn)
Metal Slug 3 + 4 (XBox)
Shining Force Neo (PS2)
Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Trizeal (Dreamcast)
Capcom Classics (PS2)

Winter Heat (Saturn)
Virtua Tennis (PSP)
NBA 2K6 (XBox)

Now, my problem is finding the time to play everything!!!!!  :shock:
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: khyrox on November 10, 2005, 03:15:13 AM
Quote from: "Keranu"
I recently bought a PC-FX plus five games off of ElSeven, so I have been enjoying that for the past few nights.
quote]

Congrats on the PC-FX!  :D
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 10, 2005, 01:34:56 PM
Thanks!
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 10, 2005, 03:14:23 PM
Finally finsh Ghost'NGoblins :D  on CCC playing Legendary Wings now.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on November 13, 2005, 07:10:36 PM
Been putting in hours on Art of Fighting and Last Blade 2 and Magican Lord MVS.
Prob hit OutRun here in a bit on my Genesis.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 13, 2005, 11:23:14 PM
Went back to my NeoGeo again.

Any ways been playing these two games.

Aero Fighters 2
Samurai Shodown 2

I'll probably take out the, SS2 once, Bust a Move gets here :wink:
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: KingDrool on November 14, 2005, 05:02:41 AM
Guitar Hero, my friends...GUITAR HERO!

Best game I've played all year, without a doubt.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on November 14, 2005, 05:34:06 AM
Quote from: "Tron"
Went back to my NeoGeo again.

Any ways been playing these two games.

Aero Fighters 2
Samurai Shodown 2

I'll probably take out the, SS2 once, Bust a Move gets here :wink:
Hahaha. I played a lot of Aero Fighters 2 yesterday... but at the laundromat! They have Metal Slug 5 as well as Raiden 2...

I LOVE DOING THE LAUNDRY NOW!

P.S. I'm re-doing my kitchen, so I can't use the washer/dryer/dishwasher/stove... I can't wait until things return to normal, but I'm gonna miss going to the laundromat (never thought I'd ever say that).
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 14, 2005, 11:35:46 AM
This pizza place near me used to have a 3-slot with Top Players Golf, King of the Monsters, and World Heroes (2 I think). Yeah not such great games hehe, that's why I would go to this arcade in the Mexican neighborhood instead which was loaded with KoFs.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 14, 2005, 08:57:07 PM
Quote from: "Keranu"
This pizza place near me used to have a 3-slot

What? There is no 3 slot there's only a 1 slot,2 slot,4 slot and a 6 slots MVS boards.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on November 15, 2005, 04:11:13 AM
prob means a 4 slot running 3 games.It happens alot around here where I live.Most vendors place a 4 slot on a location with a puzzle game,fighting game,and a shooter.they typically leave the forth slot blank.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 15, 2005, 04:16:01 PM
Quote from: "Michael Helgeson"
prob means a 4 slot running 3 games.It happens alot around here where I live.Most vendors place a 4 slot on a location with a puzzle game,fighting game,and a shooter.they typically leave the forth slot blank.

That's what i thought some times i've seen, 4 slots that are broken with only the other 3 just working.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on November 16, 2005, 04:36:08 PM
Traded in Blazing Star to a local arcade vendor for Cyber Lip,World Hereos,and Burning Fight,and some mvs boxes,and mini inserts,and a FF2 move list sticker for a cab,so I could place it on my arcade stick supergun.So basically I have been playing World Hereos today.
I put in plenty of hours into part 2,but never owned 1 on NeoGeo untill today.Id have to say now more then ever the Snes port by Sunsoft was a let down.This si still a really good fighter to me even now,since 1992 it hold well amongst my other games.For 1992 I def like it more the SF 2 World Warrior for that matter.And I like some of the stages in part 1 way more then in part 2.Just really nice all around for such a old game.
Whats really nice is,Ill pay like 26-27 bucks for soemthing liek Blazing Star,and around here,the local vendors love to get ahold of shooters,but are clueless as to what all was on Neo,so they will give 2-3 carts,depending on the game,along with extra stuff like inserts to other games you might need,just to get a new shooter for a 4 slot,somthing besides Metal Slug and Aero Fighters 2.Its really funny and sad at the same time.If i would have tried to buy all this stuff I got today for Blazing Star,Id have spent well into 50 bucks on ebay,but thanks to good all cheap Blazing Star as a barter item,I can save time and money hunting down older MVS carts.I didnt think I was going to get another CyberLip so easily,esp with the marquee insert.
Prob order a couple more Blazings just to trade in again.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 16, 2005, 04:56:10 PM
Quote from: "Michael Helgeson"
Traded in Blazing Star to a local arcade vendor for Cyber Lip,World Hereos,and Burning Fight,and some mvs boxes,and mini inserts,and a FF2 move list sticker for a cab,so I could place it on my arcade stick supergun.So basically I have been playing World Hereos today.
I put in plenty of hours into part 2,but never owned 1 on NeoGeo untill today.Id have to say now more then ever the Snes port by Sunsoft was a let down.This si still a really good fighter to me even now,since 1992 it hold well amongst my other games.For 1992 I def like it more the SF 2 World Warrior for that matter.And I like some of the stages in part 1 way more then in part 2.Just really nice all around for such a old game.
Whats really nice is,Ill pay like 26-27 bucks for soemthing liek Blazing Star,and around here,the local vendors love to get ahold of shooters,but are clueless as to what all was on Neo,so they will give 2-3 carts,depending on the game,along with extra stuff like inserts to other games you might need,just to get a new shooter for a 4 slot,somthing besides Metal Slug and Aero Fighters 2.Its really funny and sad at the same time.If i would have tried to buy all this stuff I got today for Blazing Star,Id have spent well into 50 bucks on ebay,but thanks to good all cheap Blazing Star as a barter item,I can save time and money hunting down older MVS carts.I didnt think I was going to get another CyberLip so easily,esp with the marquee insert.
Prob order a couple more Blazings just to trade in again.

Can't say i buy used mvs carts.. too much any more on ebay.

These days i perfer to use, neo-geo.com "selling forum" to get what i want plus i know who am dealing with :D
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on November 16, 2005, 06:02:04 PM
I just sold my arcade Neo Geo but I kept my copy of Blazing Star out of it incase I build supergun at some later date.   Personally Blazing Star is my favorite shooter of all time, it just sucks my high scores are on my old arcade cabinet (I'm gonna miss seeing SIR HUNG and BALLZDEEP on the high score table).
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 16, 2005, 06:05:22 PM
HAHAHAHA! SIR HUNG and BALLZDEEP! Classic! I can't remember if you could even type score names that long in that game! I'm gonna have to think of some good ones next time I play.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on November 16, 2005, 07:00:21 PM
I love Blazing Star also,but its a easy buy on ebay these days.
It i swithout a doubt one of the best shooters of all time for me eitherway it goes.And it stomps the f*ck out of Aero Fighters series.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on November 17, 2005, 07:04:19 AM
Haha yeah Keranu you can type like 10 or 12 characters, it's hilarious too because I had mine at a game store (made a whopping $5 a week in qaurters off of it, woo yeah!) and it would flash SIR HUNG all huge on the attract screen since I had the top score and NO ONE could ever beat.  Many tried, all failed.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on November 17, 2005, 07:24:27 AM
Quote from: "GUTS"
Haha yeah Keranu you can type like 10 or 12 characters, it's hilarious too because I had mine at a game store (made a whopping $5 a week in qaurters off of it, woo yeah!) and it would flash SIR HUNG all huge on the attract screen since I had the top score and NO ONE could ever beat.  Many tried, all failed.
Awesome :)
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 17, 2005, 10:58:29 AM
HAHAHAHA! I wouldn't be able to control my laughing if I saw that in real life, with customers checking out the screen and all. You should have tried writing something really long on the score list by writing parts of the sentence in each score rank so it would look something like:

"#1 SIR HUNG
 #2 IS HUNG
 #3 LIKE A
 #4 ELEPHANT
 #5 SO f*ck
 #6 OFF
 #7 ...
 #8 ...
 #9 ...
 #10 ..."
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 17, 2005, 03:36:50 PM
Quote from: "GUTS"
I just sold my arcade Neo Geo but I kept my copy of Blazing Star out of it incase I build supergun at some later date.   Personally Blazing Star is my favorite shooter of all time, it just sucks my high scores are on my old arcade cabinet (I'm gonna miss seeing SIR HUNG and BALLZDEEP on the high score table).

Blazeing Star is good but it's a little too easy if you ask me.

Any ways my favorites shmups on the Neo so far.

1st Pulstar
2nd Viewpoint hard but great music.
3rd Last Resort
4th Strikers 1945 Plus best WWII shooter on the Neo barnone!
5th Aero Fighters 2
6th Blazeing Star

Btw no thoughts on, Aero Fighters 3 i need a kit of that still.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on November 18, 2005, 06:14:31 PM
Aero Fighters sucks ass.Im tired of everyone hyperboling Aero Fighters 1-3.If Im going to play a vertical shooter,its going to be GigaWing 1-2,Ikruga,Raiden,Radient Silvergun,1942-3-XX,and a whole slew of others done way way better.Aero Fighters is to shooters what Ninja Combat is to beat-em ups,except ADK knew not to release another Ninja Combat thank god.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on November 22, 2005, 06:48:35 AM
Just beat Megaman 4 in Navi mode on Megaman Anniversary Collection (PS2) to hear the remixed music. I typed this post right after I put the last hit on Wily.

Had several funny moments.

I double KO'ed with Bright Man and final Wily.

The game let me pass when I DKO'ed with Bright Man in the Skull Castle boss chamber room but as for Wily, it didn't let me get away with it this time. :D
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 27, 2005, 10:24:02 PM
NeoGeo
Last Blade
Blazeing Star/Feel like seeing how high a score i can get on it.

Saturn
Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on November 28, 2005, 12:21:52 AM
Samurai Shodown 2 alot late last nite.
 I am waiting for 4 mvs carts that are supposed to arrive this week,Metal SLug X,Blazing Star again lol,Real Bout Fatal Fury,and Art of Fighting 3.
For Genesis Im waiting for Splatterhouse 2 and Double Dragon to arrive.
WHne all this stuff gets in Ill play alot of it Im sure.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on November 28, 2005, 08:45:54 PM
I picked up Kenshin Dragon Quest the other day.  Played it only for about an hour so far.  Pretty fun considering the controls.  If you've never heard of it, it's a self-enclosed unit that connects directly to your TV like those shady NES/N64 controllers.  But this uses some kind of motion detection technology.  Basically you stand in front of the TV swinging the sword controller and just wreaking havoc on all the slimes and skeletons that cross your path.

Even though all you do is swing the sword to play, there's a number of things you can do.  By holding the sword in front of you,  you can block attacks (a transparent shield appears on the screen).  It's also possible to cast magic by holding the sword close to the game unit which calls up a magic window where you can select magic.

Overall, it's seems to be a simple game, but it's just fun (and funny) trying to slash everything in sight.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on November 29, 2005, 03:19:32 AM
Quote from: "akamichi"
I picked up Kenshin Dragon Quest the other day.  Played it only for about an hour so far.  Pretty fun considering the controls.  If you've never heard of it, it's a self-enclosed unit that connects directly to your TV like those shady NES/N64 controllers.  But this uses some kind of motion detection technology.  Basically you stand in front of the TV swinging the sword controller and just wreaking havoc on all the slimes and skeletons that cross your path.

Even though all you do is swing the sword to play, there's a number of things you can do.  By holding the sword in front of you,  you can block attacks (a transparent shield appears on the screen).  It's also possible to cast magic by holding the sword close to the game unit which calls up a magic window where you can select magic.

Overall, it's seems to be a simple game, but it's just fun (and funny) trying to slash everything in sight.
Vendors (at kiosks) in the local malls here are selling baseball, boxing, and ping pong motion games. The vendors appear during holiday season, then disappear. This is the second or third year I've seen them, so they must be making money.
My wife and I have have fun testing theses games (doubles ping pong is our fave, though homerun derby is therapuetic) ... the boxing game is "new" this year and seems similar to Punch Out (NES), but there was a long line of kids waiting to try it out, so we'll have to wait till next week. If it captures 50% of the fun of Punch Out, then it will be pretty nice, IMO.

I'd love it if they started demo'ing something like Kenshin Dragon Quest... sounds fun.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 29, 2005, 11:34:30 AM
Hey that Kenshin Dragon Quest game sounds like great fun, reminds of what the Revolution is going to be like with Zelda.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: PC Gaijin on November 30, 2005, 08:46:37 AM
Lately I've been playing:

Final Fantasy XI (PC): lots and lots of FFXI. Over two years now and I still have tons left to do in this game. Recently I've been playing beastmaster when I want to solo (just cracked 61 with bst) and bard when I want to party (56 on bard). Unfortunately, all of my RL and online friends that used to play this game with me have quit, so it's been a little lonely lately. This is still by far my all-time favorite FF game (sorry FFIV). Looking forward to FFXII mainly because it seems to be influenced by XI.

Unreal Tournament 2004 (PC): just a quick CTF session here and there when I need to blow off some steam.

Do Re Mi Fantasy (SFC): awesome platformer sequel to Milon's Secret Castle on the NES. By Hudson Soft too! :D

Tales of Symphonia (GC): still not sure whether I like this game or not. The battle system is pretty entertaining, but the story, characters, and art style are all horrible. Well, maybe horrible is too strong a word, but the story is very cliched and the character designs don't appeal to me at all. I liked Fujishima's mid-90s stuff well enough, like Oh My Goddess and Sakura Taisen, but lately his designs have been sucking IMO. And there's an odd sort of disconnect between the 2D character art, the cel-shaded in-game characters, and the 3D environments. Just doesn't mesh well.
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Post by: TR0N on November 30, 2005, 11:45:20 PM
Quote from: "Tron"
NeoGeo
Last Blade
Blazeing Star/Feel like seeing how high a score i can get on it.

Saturn
Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack


Duo-R
Dragon Slayer/what mess up dubbing :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 02, 2005, 12:59:20 AM
Double Dragon for Genesis.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on December 02, 2005, 11:57:52 AM
Playing some of that Front Mission on my Super Famicom system.

Currently in: New Milgan
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 03, 2005, 06:07:39 AM
Art of Fighting 3 and Real Bout.
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Post by: akamichi on December 03, 2005, 03:27:16 PM
I've been playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney on my DS for the last week or so.  This game is soo fun!  I kinda like those mystery solving games from way back when and this one just takes that and wraps it around being a defense attorney.

It's a little over the top with the sound fx but it makes things interesting when you start accusing people of lying and stuff.  

I'll definitely buy more "episodes" of this game.  I don't think the GBA versions were released in English, so I might have to pick up the JPN versions and see if I can handle all the dialogue.  And there's a lot of dialogue to read in the game.

Very enjoyable from start to finish.
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Post by: TR0N on December 04, 2005, 06:39:48 PM
MVS
Last Blade
Blazeing Star

Duo-R
Dragon Slayer

Still the same but i'm still waiting for, Bust-A-Move to get here :evil:

Other then 'that i should be getting a super cd-rom2 soon plus a copy of, Chiki Chiki boys for my Duo.
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Post by: TR0N on December 21, 2005, 07:02:38 PM
MVS
Pulstar
Samurai Shodown 3

Note had my fill of bam figure i'd switch again.

PCE
Ys IV
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 22, 2005, 08:18:23 PM
Master System :
Time Soldiers
NeoGeo:
KOF99 and Metal SLug X
Genesis:
Devlish,Devils Crash import,and SplatterHouse2.
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Post by: TR0N on December 29, 2005, 06:25:35 PM
MVS
SS2
MS4

PCE
Valis
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Post by: Keranu on December 30, 2005, 07:13:55 AM
Got a crap load of games lately. Just recently my dad bought me an Intellivision with ten complete games for only $10 as a late birthday present since he knew I had been wanting one :D , kick azz! Also I was at a nice video game store recently and bought Baseball (Intellivision), Earth Defense Force (SNES), Kenseiden (SMS) Mario Paint (SNES), and Vice (NES). Oh and I also got Shape Shifter in the mail the same day I went to the store, so I gotta lot of kick ass games to play, not to mention that my little bro got a DS with some games and that's being using up some of my game time ;) .
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Post by: esteban on December 30, 2005, 10:19:48 AM
My wife and I are having an absolute blast playing:

Jackie Chan's J-Mat
Jackie Chan's Powerboxing

Needless to say, a full review is forthcoming :). Everything arrived on tuesday and we've spent at least 2 hours every night playing it.

Xavix Bowling, believe it or not, will be our next purchase :)
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on December 30, 2005, 10:37:51 AM
Just got Ganbare Goemon/Legend of the Mystical Ninja 2 for my Super Famicom. That Konami series is much of a masterpiece as Castlevania and Metal Gear, but didn't get much respect because of the cultural barrier.
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 04, 2006, 10:49:56 AM
Tekken 3 arcade pcb on my supergun,and Valis 1 Genesis.
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Post by: FM-77 on January 15, 2006, 11:38:21 PM
I got this (http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4482/ys6yse8or.jpg) today. I figure it's time for me to actually play through the original Ys ETERNAL...  8)
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Post by: TR0N on January 16, 2006, 05:11:33 PM
Famicom
The Goonies

Took a break from, Neo gaming that's untile i get, NeoBomberman though.

Btw befor i sent my friend, Duo-R back i got to finsh, Neutpoia 1&2 :D
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Post by: rolins on January 16, 2006, 06:25:26 PM
My winter break from college has been a blast. I spent all my free time beating all the video games I bought since the beginning of 2005. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake for the MSX I had borrowed from a good friend from Japan, and the NES games I was replaying them out of nostalgia.

PCE:
 Kyuukyoku Tiger --this is my new favorite pce game. the gameplay is similar to Raiden, it's challenging, and looks amazing on the GT.
 Nexzr --great shmup. stage 6 is tricky and the final boss can be cheap.
 Xak III --great story and nice Eng translation by Nightwolve. the game was too short and bosses are weaklings.
 Bomberman 94 --my favorite in the bomberman series.
 Super Raiden --addictive gameplay. i'm still stuggling to past stage 8.
 
MSX: using a MSX2+ computer - Sony HB-F1XV
Metal Gear --superior to the nes version in dialog, gameplay, graphics, everything. you actually get to face Metal Gear. my fastest time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
 Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake --it's like playing MGS in 8bit graphics.
 Vampire Killer --this one plays a little different than the original Castlevania for the nes, but I like this version better.
 Snatcher --this game will test your patience b/c the loading times are horrendous. only play this version if you're a Snatcher fan.
 King's Valley II (msx2 version) --very good puzzle game, a must play.
 Maze of Galious --probably the best platform/adventure game on the MSX.

NES:
 Ninja Gaiden --the first game I ever bought for the nes, and absolute favorite game on this console.
 Gun Nac --great shmup by Compile, it's suppose to be a parody of Zanac.
 River City Ransom --my favorite beat'em up.
 Bionic Commando --great game and innovative. I just wish the diffculty was set higher.
 Akumajou Densetsu --japanese version of CV3. better music and easier than the American version.
 Crisis Force --a shmup by Konami and only released in Japan. this game is fantasic with amazing graphics for a famicom game.
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Post by: akamichi on January 17, 2006, 01:52:37 AM
Quote from: "Tron"

The Goonies

That's one of my favorite games!  Somehow I managed to snag the Famicon Disk version and the cart version for cheap.  I didn't even know about a disk version until I saw it at a flea market!  

Games I'm playing now:
Tekken 5 DR - arcade
Final Fantasy IV Adv - GBA
Never played entirely through the SNES ver.

Ryu ga Gotoku - PS2
It's like Shenmue but more gritty and modern.  Only played a few hours so far.

Coming Soon:
DQ8 - PS2.  I'll probably start this one after I finish FFIV.
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Post by: TR0N on January 17, 2006, 04:03:49 PM
Quote from: "akamichi"
Quote from: "Tron"

The Goonies

That's one of my favorite games!  Somehow I managed to snag the Famicon Disk version and the cart version for cheap.  I didn't even know about a disk version until I saw it at a flea market!  

Was it official one or a bootleg? It's one thing the, Famicom had a lot of on cart and on the disk :?  

I did beat the, Goonies not to long ago... but i've been "replaying it" for a better score :idea:
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Post by: esteban on January 17, 2006, 10:27:27 PM
I've been playing Scrabble. That's it. It's the best board game ever created (even better than Risk, which I like a lot)... which reminds me: I'll have to see if I can find a copy of the GBA Scrabble game (I don't know what it's like, but I gotta try it out). I think Target had some copies reduced to $10 when I was last there.
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Post by: Keranu on January 18, 2006, 04:10:19 PM
Haha, excellent game choice for this week, Steve :D .

By the way, as far as board game video games go, I LOVE Pictonary for NES! You get to play these really fun mini games with awesome music and each time you score, it knocks off a piece of the artwork and when the time goes out, you get to guess what the picture is under a time limit, which kind of sucks without a keyboard, but it's still a really fun game!
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Post by: GUTS on January 19, 2006, 08:15:49 AM
Man for board games STRATEGO is where it's at.  Does anybody else here hate Monopoly?  I could never get into that game, plus you can't play it without somebody getting pissed off.
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Post by: Keranu on January 19, 2006, 09:23:01 AM
I don't hate Monopoly, but I do get tired of it quite easily. By the way, the best board game ever made is The Omega Virus.
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Post by: Keranu on January 19, 2006, 09:23:31 AM
Actually I take that back, it's a toss up between The Omega Virus and Sassy.
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Post by: TJ on January 19, 2006, 04:36:51 PM
...day eleventy-hunnert-and-thirty-twelve...STILL playing Dragon Quest VIII...89 hours so far...there's a tiny mirage on the horizon, it may be the end, but so hard to tell...must...make...it....to....end...!!

Actually, I'm still loving DQ8. There are so many ways to dick around and waste time before pushing ahead to your goals. Making new weapons, gaining levels, side quests. Definitely getting my money's worth out of that one.

I've also been playing OutRun2 on the Xbrick. Picked up Chaos Field for Gamecube the other day but still haven't popped the shrinkwrap on it...I have the Dreamcast version, and it's not the greatest of all shmups, but I do like to buy any shmup that gets a domestic release just to try to support the cause. And I got Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection for five bucks at Best Buy. I suck at pinball but it's a super cool game, the presentation is great.

Today I found Sonic R for Saturn and The Ring for Dreamcast (I didn't even know that got released in the US). Recently added a whole pantsload of boxed 2600 games to the collection too -- had to rearrange the display case just to fit 'em all in there.

Finally, I'm keeping my eye on a few PCE games on ebay, but I'm trying to save my money for a trip to the Pacific Northwest this year, so I dunno if I'll buy right now. Oh what am I saying, I probably will, I'm terrible at saving money.
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Post by: esteban on January 19, 2006, 09:29:11 PM
Quote from: "GUTS"
Man for board games STRATEGO is where it's at.  Does anybody else here hate Monopoly?  I could never get into that game, plus you can't play it without somebody getting pissed off.
Stratego... I have vague memories of trying to play STRATEGO when I was a a kid. kddMonopoly really never holds my interest for long. The most fun my brothers and I had was devising ways of grabbing extra cash. This only worked when you were the banker.

TANGENT: When I was a kid I remember getting an Alien board game (based on the movie). I had not seen the movie, but the package art was really scary. It was pretty a generic game, from what I remember, and I think aliens could get you, but it was decided randomly. Hmmm, yet another thing I have to google now.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on January 20, 2006, 08:53:34 AM
Played the following last night:
Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (PCE)
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Genesis)
Dinosaurs for Hire (Genesis)
Front Mission: Gun Hazard (Super Famicom)
Gun Nac (NES)
Strider (NES)
Double Dragon II (PCE)
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Post by: Keranu on January 20, 2006, 03:21:02 PM
Oh hell yeah, another person here who has played Dinosaur's for Hire! I love that game! That was the only game my friend got for his Genesis 10 years or so ago and me and my bro kind of felt sorry for him, but we ended up nearly beating the game the first time we played it and I love the game to this day. Cheesy-looking games totally get overlooked, it really is a fun game.
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Post by: GUTS on January 20, 2006, 04:25:56 PM
Dinosaurs for Hire is the game where it locks up for a second and then the dinosaur says something about your "blast processing unit" screwing up?  I remember playing that once years ago and thought that was f*cking hilarious, plus the game seemed like a really cool Contra style shooter.  I have it in my closet, I just need to dig it out, haha.
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Post by: Keranu on January 20, 2006, 06:37:40 PM
Yep that's the one! It's a fun platform shooter or run n' gunner except it's cheesy dinosaur theme, poor graphics and sound might really turn people off but the game is pretty awesome to play and has some big ass bosses in it and a awesome level where you go up on this outside elevator that goes all the way to the top of the Empire State Building where you fight some boss. Only super retards like me can enjoy dinosaur themed games.
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Post by: TR0N on January 21, 2006, 05:57:06 PM
Famicom
Goonies II
Castlevaina

Finally got my, 60to72 converter so i can play my, NES carts on it 8)
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 21, 2006, 07:10:17 PM
You guys play Dino for Hire on Genesis, i'll stick to Tekken 3 arcade pcb on my supergun.
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Post by: NightWolve on January 21, 2006, 07:26:50 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
Xak III --great story and nice Eng translation by Nightwolve. the game was too short and bosses are weaklings.

Ah, so you really thought it was nice aside from difficulty and game length? I would've loved it if I had Deuce to spruce up and de-Engrish the translation some more at the time. It really could use it I'd say, looking back on it. My translators from back then weren't as good as he is at naturalizing/localizing the translated strings. But, going back to it yet again after so long is as unlikely as me getting Deuce interested in it. I wish it could've worked out differently though, it deserves better, but oh well. I couldn't get proofreading help from the pce/tg16 community even.
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Post by: GUTS on January 22, 2006, 02:51:08 PM
I personally thought Xak III had a great translation.

I just beat Wild Arms 4, it was fookin incredible.  Best RPG I've played in AGES, it was that good.
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Post by: NightWolve on January 22, 2006, 02:59:44 PM
I still have to beat Wild Arms 2 for Playstation and 3 for PS2. :(
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Post by: rolins on January 23, 2006, 09:24:21 AM
Has anyone heard of these websites before.


Tool Assisted Console Game Movies (http://bisqwit.iki.fi/nesvideos/)

Speed Demos Archive (http://speeddemosarchive.com/)


These are perhaps two of the most interesting I've seen because they post movies of player's fastest time to beat a game. There is one major difference between websites and thats their approach. Tool Assisted Console Game Movies uses emulators to create the movies and encourage the use of slow motion and save states to gain the fastest time. Thats why when you watch some of the movies (NES - Gradius for example) the player would seem to have god-like reflexes. The other site, Speed Demos Archive, all submitted movies are recorded from actual gaming hardware, no emulators used. So whatever you see is pure skill of the player. Thats why when you watch their movies it's grainy because players record them from VHS then convert to avi. It's too bad there are no entries of tg16 games.
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 23, 2006, 06:25:51 PM
People here could start???
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Post by: akamichi on January 23, 2006, 11:35:00 PM
Quote from: "Tron"

Was it official one or a bootleg? It's one thing the, Famicom had a lot of on cart and on the disk :?  

I did beat the, Goonies not to long ago... but i've been "replaying it" for a better score :idea:

I'm not sure if it's a bootleg or not.  It looks like the real thing, but I admit that I'm not that familiar with FDS games/bootlegs in general.  Maybe I'll dig it out of packing and post a pic.  Since it was used, I only got the disk + instruction sheet.  

One major difference I remember between the FC Goonies and arcade ver was that enemies did a lot more damage to you in the arcade version.  It was like 3 hits and you died.  FC version is like 5 or 6 hits.  I was able to finish the FC ver with one guy w/o even the fear of dying.  

I wish there were more games like the Goonies.  I love those run-and-jump adventures.  Others I like are Out of this World, Flashback, and Pitfall II. :)
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Post by: esteban on January 24, 2006, 02:41:35 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
Has anyone heard of these websites before.


Tool Assisted Console Game Movies (http://bisqwit.iki.fi/nesvideos/)

Speed Demos Archive (http://speeddemosarchive.com/)


These are perhaps two of the most interesting I've seen because they post movies of player's fastest time to beat a game. There is one major difference between websites and thats their approach. Tool Assisted Console Game Movies uses emulators to create the movies and encourage the use of slow motion and save states to gain the fastest time. Thats why when you watch some of the movies (NES - Gradius for example) the player would seem to have god-like reflexes. The other site, Speed Demos Archive, all submitted movies are recorded from actual gaming hardware, no emulators used. So whatever you see is pure skill of the player. Thats why when you watch their movies it's grainy because players record them from VHS then convert to avi. It's too bad there are no entries of tg16 games.
No, never saw those sites. Only the second one appeals to me, though, because that's the real deal. I'll definitely check ot out. Personally, I love watching the SMB videos that you find on twin galaxies (i always assumed they were recorded "live", no tricks).
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Post by: Keranu on January 24, 2006, 05:29:27 PM
Yes, real deal all the way. It took me awhile until I noticed the first link said it used emulator tricks.
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Post by: akamichi on January 24, 2006, 09:18:15 PM
It's possible to beat Dungeon Explorer in like 20 secs using that one invincibility/debug code. hehehe.   :lol:

Of course it'll take longer if you count inputting the code as part of the speed run.
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Post by: TR0N on January 29, 2006, 08:07:40 PM
Famicom+Disk System
Crisis Force
Legend of Zelda

Btw just got my Famicom Disk System from JGS.

Works good so far heck, LOZ&Metroid on disk put the, NES versions to shame.
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Post by: TJ on January 30, 2006, 02:38:32 AM
Quote from: "Tron"
Famicom+Disk System
Crisis Force
Legend of Zelda

Btw just got my Famicom Disk System from JGS.

Works good so far heck, LOZ&Metroid on disk put the, NES versions to shame.


I wish MY Famicom Disk System worked. ;_;

But I FINALLY finished Dragon Quest VIII! Yay! Now I have to finish up Phoenix Wright. I just bought Resident Evil 4 so I guess that's next...or I might just chill out for a while with some shmups, I dunno.
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Post by: cavein2000 on January 30, 2006, 05:53:51 AM
Tron,

Sweet!  How is the Famicom disk system... I just saw a brand new boxed system with Zelda, Metroid, and two other favorites go for about 160 shipped.  
Looked like a real nice collectors piece, but you say the games are superior to the NES.  Can you explain a bit...
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Post by: cavein2000 on January 30, 2006, 06:02:41 AM
Btw, I've been playing Dracula X and Res Evil 4, both are amazing.  Just passed the slew of bosses after the grim reaper in Drac X and I'm wrecking everything in sight with the Infinite rocket launcher in res evil.  

Just picked up a ton of video games for SNES, and the NES.  I actually found a Tristar super 8 converter as well.  The games include
SNES
Castelvania IV
Castlevania X
Japanese Capcom special edition controller

NES
Super C
Simon's Quest (mint and complete)
Metal Gear
Snakes Revenge
Legend of Zelda (near mint complete)
Ariksta's Ring
Kirby's adventure (mint factory sealed)

Got my hands full for now.  Probably take a break from buying except for checking out the local thrift stores for some occasional rare finds!!
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 30, 2006, 08:32:45 AM
From what I saw of the Tristar was that the video quality was crap.I was wondering if all of them were like this?
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Post by: cavein2000 on January 30, 2006, 08:47:53 AM
not sure but i'll tell you when it arrives.  I think there are a few different versions of these.  Some say tristar, some say super 8 on them.
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Post by: rolins on January 30, 2006, 09:30:12 AM
PC-Engine
Rayxanber III
R-Type Complete
Aero Blasters

MSX
Blaster Burn
Aleste Gaiden
Final Justice
Gulkave

NEC PC98 (emulator only)
Rude Breaker
Burning Dragon
Night Slave
Steam Hearts
 
Manage to obtain a bunch of pc-engine and msx games, but spent most of my time playing games on the NEC PC98.
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Post by: TR0N on January 30, 2006, 11:05:03 PM
Quote from: "cavein2000"
Tron,

Sweet!  How is the Famicom disk system... I just saw a brand new boxed system with Zelda, Metroid, and two other favorites go for about 160 shipped.  
Looked like a real nice collectors piece, but you say the games are superior to the NES.  Can you explain a bit...

In terms of sound quality with some added sound effects.

Plus no you don't have worry about some stupid, battery save or useing a password.

If you want to know more read this.

http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/fds/file/famicom_disc_system.txt
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Post by: TR0N on January 30, 2006, 11:06:51 PM
Quote from: "TJ"
Quote from: "Tron"
Famicom+Disk System
Crisis Force
Legend of Zelda

Btw just got my Famicom Disk System from JGS.

Works good so far heck, LOZ&Metroid on disk put the, NES versions to shame.


I wish MY Famicom Disk System worked. ;_;

Why did your belt break?
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on January 31, 2006, 01:39:15 AM
I heard broken belts are a common problem.

And if you have save data on games you save, you're stuck with it for the rest of your life. Can't erase it and start over.

Back then when FDS was on the market there were public booths all over Japan where they had to pay a small fee to reformat their data.
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Post by: Keranu on January 31, 2006, 01:38:04 PM
Will be getting the following games soon:

Time Cruise
Neutopia
Moto Roader
Military Madness
R-Type I
Macross 2036
Day Dreaming Davey :D

Should have some good gaming when I get them.
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Post by: TR0N on January 31, 2006, 06:21:32 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"

And if you have save data on games you save, you're stuck with it for the rest of your life. Can't erase it and start over.

So i've herd i gota be careful when looking for a used copy of, DokiDokiPanic.
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Post by: akamichi on January 31, 2006, 10:21:07 PM
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"

And if you have save data on games you save, you're stuck with it for the rest of your life. Can't erase it and start over.

So i've herd i gota be careful when looking for a used copy of, DokiDokiPanic.


I didn't know about this when I snagged my copy.  The game had been played about half way through already.  Kinda sux.  Since I got it cheap, I guess I can't complain.

I hope the other disk games don't have the same issue.  About a year ago I got a number of disk games, but haven't tried them all out yet.
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Post by: TR0N on January 31, 2006, 11:59:29 PM
Quote from: "akamichi"
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"

And if you have save data on games you save, you're stuck with it for the rest of your life. Can't erase it and start over.

So i've herd i gota be careful when looking for a used copy of, DokiDokiPanic.


I didn't know about this when I snagged my copy.  The game had been played about half way through already.  Kinda sux.  Since I got it cheap, I guess I can't complain.

I hope the other disk games don't have the same issue.  About a year ago I got a number of disk games, but haven't tried them all out yet.

I found my Zelda on disk had saved games all ready.

Still like the.. cart version you can erase the file and start over 8)
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Post by: TJ on February 01, 2006, 03:13:35 AM
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "TJ"
Quote from: "Tron"
Famicom+Disk System
Crisis Force
Legend of Zelda

Btw just got my Famicom Disk System from JGS.

Works good so far heck, LOZ&Metroid on disk put the, NES versions to shame.


I wish MY Famicom Disk System worked. ;_;

Why did your belt break?


No, I bought it with a new belt put in (a friend in Japan got it for me from a Yahoo Japan auction), but it seems there may be a timing error or something. I only have two games for it -- two copies of Metroid. One was used, the other was brand new. When I put in the used one, it wouldn't start -- it just gave me an Error 23 at the FDS title screen, which is a disk read error. Then I put in the unplayed copy, and the game started, went to the title screen, and let me create a new save file and push start to begin, but when it tried to load and start the game, it pooped out and gave me an Error 27 (which is a timing error, and it was an in-game message, it didn't go back to the FDS title screen). I hit Reset, and from then on, the FDS just kept giving me an Error 23 at the FDS screen on that copy too, and wouldn't even start the game.

If I could find ANYBODY that could fix it, or any clear information (in English!!) on how to do it myself, I'd be eternally grateful.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 01, 2006, 06:33:29 AM
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "akamichi"
Quote from: "Tron"
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And if you have save data on games you save, you're stuck with it for the rest of your life. Can't erase it and start over.

So i've herd i gota be careful when looking for a used copy of, DokiDokiPanic.


I didn't know about this when I snagged my copy.  The game had been played about half way through already.  Kinda sux.  Since I got it cheap, I guess I can't complain.

I hope the other disk games don't have the same issue.  About a year ago I got a number of disk games, but haven't tried them all out yet.

I found my Zelda on disk had saved games all ready.

Still like the.. cart version you can erase the file and start over 8)


Ah that's good to know. Doki Doki Panic is one FDS title I know of where once data is saved, that's it.
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Post by: PC Gaijin on February 09, 2006, 02:34:18 AM
I just finished Clock Tower and replayed Ocarina of Time, the one on the bonus disc for preordering Wind Waker. I've had the bonus disk forever (I guess two year since WW came out around two years ago?) but this is the first time I've played it. A few years back I sold almost my entire N64 collection, which I kind of regret now. One of the games I sold was OoT, so I'm glad I have this disc to still play the game. Even after seven years OoT is still one of the greatest ever. I enjoyed the hell out of it all over again, finishing it over a period of about four days. The emulation is interesting, with high-res and component output on my Gamecube, the game looked much better than I remember from the N64. There were some sound hiccups though when going into the menu. I've heard there were more emulation problems with Majora's Mask on the collector's disc. I have that too, but I'm kind of burned out on Zelda so I'll play it later. Still, the emulation is good and will probably be even better on Revolution since it has more memory and a faster CPU (plus time to tweak the emulator) so I am very much looking forward to the Virtual Console service just so I can play some N64 games again. I never should have sold Starfox 64, F-Zero X, or Super Mario 64 since the sequels on Gamecube weren't nearly as good. :(

Yesterday I started playing Baten Kaitos. It's pretty good so far. The graphics are really well done, the game uses prerendered backgrounds with polygon models on top like FF7-9. The 2D art used for character portraits and such is also beautiful, it definitely has an anime look to it so you know it's Japanese, but not the bug-eyed ultra cute look which I don't particularly care for. The music is also good, but the voice acting...isn't. Normally, I'm not one to complain about English dubbing since I think a lot of Japanese dubbing is either annoying or not any better than English voices, but the dubbing in Baten Kaitos is really, really flat. Everyone sounds like they're just reading their lines, and there's also a weird hollow echo effect to the voices. I'm not sure why the developers chose that effect, but at least you can disable it by switching to surround sound. All the combat is card-based, which could be cool, but so far it doesn't seem very complex as far as deck-building strategy, which is kind of disappointing. The story is lame and cliched, but I'm only ten hours in so maybe it picks up later. I hope it doesn't turn out like Tales of Symphonia, a game I played for over thirty hours before finally deciding I couldn't stand it. :wink:

Lastly, I played Half-Life 2 a few days ago. I used to be crazy about FPS in the Doom to Quake days, but haven't been into one in a long time. The graphics are remarkable, and I was engrossed for a solid night when I first started playing, but then I just suddenly lost interest and haven't touched it since. :?
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Post by: TJ on February 09, 2006, 07:05:14 AM
I picked up Resident Evil 4 for the Cube the other day when it dropped to 20 bucks. Not since Metroid Prime 2 have I played a game that makes me feel like I SUCK at videogames so badly. And I don't suck at videogames. But I can't get ANYWHERE in RE4. I'm sure I will with practice, but man, I suck hard at that game. Makes me feel old.
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Post by: TR0N on February 09, 2006, 08:47:43 AM
Famicom Disk System
Metroid i'm so rusty at this game it's been ages.
Super Mario Bros still a classic :)
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 09, 2006, 09:40:45 AM
A few days ago I went back to my days of making movies of my gameplay.
I hooked up my Duo-R to the VCR and taped myself beating PCE Ninja Gaiden. Then earlier today on the same tape, I put the Genesis to the VCR taped myself playing half of Shinobi 3.
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Post by: TJ on February 09, 2006, 02:38:08 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
A few days ago I went back to my days of making movies of my gameplay.
I hooked up my Duo-R to the VCR and taped myself beating PCE Ninja Gaiden. Then earlier today on the same tape, I put the Genesis to the VCR taped myself playing half of Shinobi 3.


I've been thinking about doing that too! I used to do that in junior high, taping game endings and stuff. Since these "superplay" videos are cool now (like the shmup players who are inhumanly good, insane fighting game combo videos, speedruns, etc), I thought it'd be fun to put together some gameplay footage again. I was thinking of taping entire games of Silent Hill or Resident Evil.

If you're an Ikaruga fan, check out this video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-163280885783523408&q=ikaruga) of one dude playing 2-player Ikaruga -- BY HIMSELF -- and whooping ASS.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 09, 2006, 04:28:42 PM
Yeah I saw that Ikaruga video before, that was dope as hell!

Problem is, I won't be able to put my stuff out there because the video output on a SNES, Genesis, or any 8-16 bit system won't cooperate with my VCR to PC capture device.
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Post by: Keranu on February 09, 2006, 05:44:57 PM
That blows, I would like to see stuff like that.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TJ on February 10, 2006, 01:40:28 AM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Yeah I saw that Ikaruga video before, that was dope as hell!

Problem is, I won't be able to put my stuff out there because the video output on a SNES, Genesis, or any 8-16 bit system won't cooperate with my VCR to PC capture device.


You mean straight from the console to the card? What if you tape it first, then run the VCR to the card?
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 10, 2006, 02:34:57 AM
Quote from: "TJ"
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Yeah I saw that Ikaruga video before, that was dope as hell!

Problem is, I won't be able to put my stuff out there because the video output on a SNES, Genesis, or any 8-16 bit system won't cooperate with my VCR to PC capture device.


 What if you tape it first, then run the VCR to the card?


That's exactly what I did. It can pick up motion from new gen systems such as PS2, but when I tape off older systems, the preview box freezes but the sound still plays.

Here's a picture of the card.
(http://img.shopping.com/cctool/PrdImg/images/pr/177X150/00/01/56/bf/b8/22462392.JPG)
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Post by: Keranu on February 10, 2006, 07:47:47 AM
Been playing Neutopia lately. Awesome game, truely the Zelda crusher :D .
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Post by: TR0N on February 10, 2006, 07:32:22 PM
Quote from: "Keranu"
Been playing Neutopia lately. Awesome game, truely the Zelda crusher :D .

Neutpoia does put the original, Zelda to shame but i have a soft spot for it still go figure :P
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Post by: akamichi on February 10, 2006, 11:37:37 PM
I haven't beat Neutopia yet and also haven't touched Neutopia II since I want to play them in order.  Regardless, I am waiting for the ACD version of Neutopia III!  :wink:

Edit:  Just beat Terraforming!  I thought it was a pretty good game.  Kinda odd that you blast a bunch of animals/reptiles/etc at the beginning of the game.  Doesn't seem very high tech.  However, the last 2 or so stages you battle the evil armada with lots of ships and stuff.  

I liked the funky background distortion effects that Right Stuff was able to pull off.  The last stage is kinda unfair with a bunch of fast homing lasers, kamakaze ships, and really fast heat seeking missiles.  It took me 3 continues to finally beat it though.
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Post by: Keranu on February 11, 2006, 01:48:25 PM
Glad to hear you are awaiting for Neutopia III :D . One correction though, Neutopia III will be a SCD game, not ACD, unless you just made a typo since A and S are right next to each other ;) . We do have plans on using the ACD for games in the future and even Super Grafx ACD games  :twisted: .
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Post by: akamichi on February 11, 2006, 06:11:28 PM
Nope.  Didn't make a typo.   I just want it to be ACD. :D:D:D:D  

I actually tried to make a simple pong type game on PCE, but I never got that far.  I guess I'll just stick with plain ol' PC programming for the time being.
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Post by: Keranu on February 11, 2006, 07:38:18 PM
You should talk to the PCE programmers out there, they could probably definitely help you out. Come on #utopiasoft on EFnet sometime on IRC :D . Extra programmers is something we could use at Frozen Utopia actually, since we only have one :( . I'm sure Mind Rec could use them too.
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Post by: akamichi on February 12, 2006, 02:38:56 AM
Thanks for the info.  I might just take another stab at it.  I barely have enough time to play my current PCE games let alone make one. :(  But, it is something I want to do.
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Post by: radiantgun on February 12, 2006, 05:59:10 AM
Theres already a Pong Demo out there - I was playing it on me xbox today ! Opps ! How about trying a PACMAN clone ?! Waka Waka Waka ! :D
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Post by: akamichi on February 12, 2006, 03:37:03 PM
There's already a pacman clone out there too. :P

To keep on topic, I recently played a game on PCE SCD called Dragon Half.  It's one of those board games that I usually don't like.  This one was pretty neat because it had RPG elements in it (exp, money, levelling up, etc).  The goal of the game is to find the 3 fragments of some item, but I couldn't really figure out what the story was.

The game has a loooong intro.  It's like watching a newscast... pretty funny.  The graphics are nice and the SD chars look good (funny) in the battles.  There's also lots of voice in the game.

Basically you just roam the board looking for info on where the 3 fragments are.  You can play 1 to 4 people with the CPU controlling any of them.  Each team has four characters.  Some are some dodgy looking characters too.  Anyway, the board consists of 3 types of locations:  blue, yellow, and red squares.  

The blue squares are "safe".  People give you info or it might be a store.  If you talk to a person, they usually ask you to do something.  If you accept their quest, then you have to figure out how to do it.  They're pretty simple.  Some ask you to sell something at the store, others ask you to visit certain areas.

The yellow squares are 50/50 chance of being good or bad.  It ranges from getting an item or restoring health, to become sick (attacks do less damage) or just getting damaged outright.

The red squares are battles.  The battles are pretty simple.  Just press the button when the your gauge is full to do the most damage.  The animation varies by who's attacking and how full the gauge is.  If you lose all your HP, then you lose your next turn.

I haven't gotten that far, but that's pretty much the gist of the game.  There is a lot of Japanese in it as you might have guessed.  For the most part it's playable without Japanese, but in order to complete the quests, you have to know what the person is asking.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 12, 2006, 05:16:53 PM
The half assed Shinobi 3 video i told y'all about, I started from scratch this time and taped myself beating it beginning to end.
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Post by: Keranu on February 12, 2006, 06:16:39 PM
Thanks for the Dragon Half info, Akamichi. I was a little more curious about that game besides it being a board game / RPG. I heard from a online buddy that's a sweet game.
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Post by: TR0N on February 12, 2006, 09:50:50 PM
Quote from: "akamichi"
There's already a pacman clone out there too. :P

To keep on topic, I recently played a game on PCE SCD called Dragon Half.  It's one of those board games that I usually don't like.  This one was pretty neat because it had RPG elements in it (exp, money, levelling up, etc).  The goal of the game is to find the 3 fragments of some item, but I couldn't really figure out what the story was.

The game has a loooong intro.  It's like watching a newscast... pretty funny.  The graphics are nice and the SD chars look good (funny) in the battles.  There's also lots of voice in the game.

Basically you just roam the board looking for info on where the 3 fragments are.  You can play 1 to 4 people with the CPU controlling any of them.  Each team has four characters.  Some are some dodgy looking characters too.  Anyway, the board consists of 3 types of locations:  blue, yellow, and red squares.  

The blue squares are "safe".  People give you info or it might be a store.  If you talk to a person, they usually ask you to do something.  If you accept their quest, then you have to figure out how to do it.  They're pretty simple.  Some ask you to sell something at the store, others ask you to visit certain areas.

The yellow squares are 50/50 chance of being good or bad.  It ranges from getting an item or restoring health, to become sick (attacks do less damage) or just getting damaged outright.

The red squares are battles.  The battles are pretty simple.  Just press the button when the your gauge is full to do the most damage.  The animation varies by who's attacking and how full the gauge is.  If you lose all your HP, then you lose your next turn.

I haven't gotten that far, but that's pretty much the gist of the game.  There is a lot of Japanese in it as you might have guessed.  For the most part it's playable without Japanese, but in order to complete the quests, you have to know what the person is asking.

Btw just to fill you in that is base on a anime.

(http://images.toylet.net/ebay/DDH002.jpg)

If you knew that all ready np then :wink:
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Post by: TR0N on February 18, 2006, 08:35:51 PM
GC
Metroid Prime

I pickup a brand new copy a while back i figure i give this, 3d Metroid a try finally :P
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Post by: rolins on February 20, 2006, 08:49:54 AM
Been playing these for past two weeks.

MSX
Zanac A.I. (cassette tape)  :)
Hype (cassette tape)
Salamander
F1 Spirit

NES
Guardian Legend
Journey to Silius
Punisher

PCE
Soldier Blade
Legendary Axe
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 20, 2006, 09:44:30 AM
After all that talk about Time Killers I have been playing it alot as of late.
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Post by: TJ on February 20, 2006, 02:36:06 PM
Currently playing...

- Nintendogs, DS
I got a Husky named Kong!

- Resident Evil 4, GC
This game basically just rapes me every time I play, so I'm just kinda picking at it here and there. I'm really bad at it.

- Rajirugi, Dreamcast
The BRAND NEW import Dreamcast shooter from Milestone! Got it today! And I'm gonna preorder Under Defeat, which comes out next month and will be THE final Dreamcast release...

...and speaking of Dragon Half for PCE, I want that game. The anime is one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life.
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Post by: PC Gaijin on February 20, 2006, 04:21:53 PM
Quote from: "Tron"
GC
Metroid Prime

I pickup a brand new copy a while back i figure i give this, 3d Metroid a try finally :P


It's an excellent game, one of the few standout gaming experiences I've had this generation. It's like Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time in that it pretty much perfectly translates Metroid to 3D.

I was playing Baten Kaitos for awhile, but I put it away recently. Pretty, and the card battling is decent, but the story and characters are completely lifeless. I hope I can work up enough gumption to finish it someday because I hate to leave a game unfinished (Tales of Symponia being another, but I really don't like that game).

I got Final Fantasy IV Advance with BK and started playing a week ago. FFIV is my all-time favorite FF game, so the flaws in the GBA version are hugely disappointing. I'm almost done with it and will probably finish it (FFIV is pretty short for an RPG), but I might sell it when I'm done.

Also been playing some Turbo, Genesis, and SNES games lately: Galaga '90, Revenge of Shinobi, Target Earth, Cybernator, Ninja Warriors Again, Pilotwings, and F-Zero. There are times when I really miss the 16-bit days, those were my favorite gaming memories ever. :?
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Post by: NightWolve on February 20, 2006, 06:45:03 PM
Quote from: "rolins"

NES
Guardian Legend

Ah, that was a great game if memory serves. Wasn't it like part RPG and part shooter or something? I do remember parts where you'd go into vertical shooter mode, but it's been so long, that's all I can remember. Well, I know there was something great about this that made me list it in my top favorite category for a time in my treasured NES days.
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 20, 2006, 08:02:54 PM
Guardian Legend is programed by Compile if I remember right.Very good shooter and adventure game.
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Post by: rolins on February 20, 2006, 09:15:15 PM
Guradian Legend (Guardic Gaiden) is a pseudo sequel to Guardic on the MSX computer.

It think I was the only one in my neighborhood who own this game. It one the best from COMPILE. Never got the spotlight it deserved when it was first released. I really dig the soundtrack and COMPILE always seem compose catchy tunes in most of their games. Find the NSF of Guardian Legend, track 18 is my favorite. I can hum that tune over and over.

What was different was its mix bag of Adventure and vertical shooter. The game was split in two sections: the labyrinth, where you explore NAJU in a overhead action/adventure style and the Dungeon,  where it becomes a vertical shooter blasting hordes of enemsis and then the boss at the end of the stage.  

The main character was also a woman. Don't see that often during the late 80s. The only other female protagonist I can think of during that decade was Samus from Metroid.

If there was a battle between the Guardian and Samus. I bet on the Guardian. She walks around in red bikini armor, transforms into a spaceship, and has 12 different weapons to obliterate her enemies.

What can Samus do? Sure she has cool armor and  free-flowing hair, but she can't turn into a spaceship.

Plus, I'm completely biased toward all COMPILE games.
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Post by: akamichi on February 20, 2006, 11:19:03 PM
Quote from: "TJ"
Currently playing...
- Rajirugi, Dreamcast
The BRAND NEW import Dreamcast shooter from Milestone! Got it today! And I'm gonna preorder Under Defeat, which comes out next month and will be THE final Dreamcast release...

I just found out about this yesterday!  My friend and I used to play shooters in the arcade all the time and over the weekend we played Under Defeat.  I made a remark about it probably not going to be on DC even though it was a Naomi game.  Man, I'm glad I was wrong about that!

Anyway, I ordered Rajirugi and Under Defeat last night actually.  Can't wait to try them out.

Quote

...and speaking of Dragon Half for PCE, I want that game. The anime is one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life.

Yeah, the game is pretty amusing.  There's a stone golem enemy that looks like he belongs in Chou Aniki.  I thought it was hilarious.  I might be able to find a copy for you.  If so, I'll relay the info.
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 21, 2006, 12:34:06 AM
Wolfenstien Enemy Territories alot the past week or so also.Ive been a big fan of anything Wolfenstien since the early 90ies,except poor snes port.RTCW got me into building faster gaming comps when it came out.3DFX was no longer good enough for the Quake 3 engine.
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Post by: TJ on February 21, 2006, 02:21:14 AM
Quote from: "akamichi"
Anyway, I ordered Rajirugi and Under Defeat last night actually.  Can't wait to try them out.


Cool! Good thing, too -- they only made 4000 copies of Rajirugi. It's a fun game, it looks cool and the music's great, although I don't 100% understand the system to it...something about building your antenna strength for multiplier bonuses. Regardless, I like it a lot.

And Under Defeat looks good as hell. Where do you live that has an arcade with that game in it? I haven't seen a shooter in a local arcade since Strikers 1945 III or Raiden Fighters Jet.
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Post by: FM-77 on February 21, 2006, 12:38:13 PM
Today I've mainly played Neutopia on the PCE, I got it yesterday. I remember playing it many years ago. Love that game!

I've also played Terranigma, Brandish, Ys III, IV, V and Lady Stalker on my SNES. My brother is visiting me now so I had to show him some cool games.  :)
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Post by: TR0N on February 21, 2006, 07:25:30 PM
Quote from: "PC Gaijin"
Quote from: "Tron"
GC
Metroid Prime

I pickup a brand new copy a while back i figure i give this, 3d Metroid a try finally :P


It's an excellent game, one of the few standout gaming experiences I've had this generation. It's like Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time in that it pretty much perfectly translates Metroid to 3D.

Thanks this game is tough whew! The boss's in this are not a push over at all.Right now, i'm stuck on that "gaint rock boss" and you have to take him down peace by peace :twisted:

I also got contra for my, Famicom and, Godpanic for my pce yesterday.

Famicom, Contra nice to see all the effects in the game :D

PCE, Godpanic not hard but easy to play and is very silly :lol:
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Post by: Keranu on February 21, 2006, 07:47:08 PM
Godpanic looks awesome, I want to get that one.
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Post by: esteban on February 22, 2006, 08:47:17 AM
Quote from: "Keranu"
Godpanic looks awesome, I want to get that one.
It's a silly game... you'll like it :).
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Post by: PC Gaijin on February 22, 2006, 09:46:38 AM
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "PC Gaijin"
Quote from: "Tron"
GC
Metroid Prime

I pickup a brand new copy a while back i figure i give this, 3d Metroid a try finally :P


It's an excellent game, one of the few standout gaming experiences I've had this generation. It's like Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time in that it pretty much perfectly translates Metroid to 3D.

Thanks this game is tough whew! The boss's in this are not a push over at all.Right now, i'm stuck on that "gaint rock boss" and you have to take him down peace by peace :twisted:


That rock boss isn't too bad, you can find some higher ground on the edges of the arena where he can't reach you while he's rolling around. Some of the later bosses are really tough. MP really reminded me of old school games in that regard. I'd fight the bosses a couple of times, get my butt kicked, and think "screw this" and give up. But an hour later I'd be back at it again, which I think is the hallmark of a great game. Very, very enjoyable game. I need to get Metroid Prime 2 sometime.

I'm going to try to finish off Final Fantasy IV Advance tonight. Camping out in my car overnight anyway to try to catch the neighbor's dog, who keeps crapping in my yard and peeing on my car. :evil: Was originally going to rig up a line around all the car tires and hook it up to the battery...but I'm afraid that might kill the dog. :shock: So I'm going to have to settle for jumping out of the car and chasing him down, hopefully giving him a good scare in the process. :lol:
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on February 22, 2006, 06:47:19 PM
Quote from: "PC Gaijin"
Camping out in my car overnight anyway to try to catch the neighbor's dog, who keeps crapping in my yard and peeing on my car. :evil: Was originally going to rig up a line around all the car tires and hook it up to the battery...but I'm afraid that might kill the dog. :shock: So I'm going to have to settle for jumping out of the car and chasing him down, hopefully giving him a good scare in the process. :lol:
Oh man, sorry, but that's too funny. Go to Home Depot (or any Garden Supply place, I reckon) and you'll find a product (CAT & DOGGIE REPELLENT) to dust your lawn with. I don't know how well it works (or the $$$), but you might want to give it a try. If you were able to simply use it on the perimeter of your yard, you wouldn't have to use as much.
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Post by: TR0N on February 22, 2006, 07:43:22 PM
Quote from: "Keranu"
Godpanic looks awesome, I want to get that one.

Good luck if you can find a copy.

Dunno for some reason they have dry up on, Ebay i got mine from, JGS :D

It is a silly shooter if you enjoy games like, Parodius you will enjoy it :wink:
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Post by: PC Gaijin on February 22, 2006, 08:49:30 PM
Quote from: "stevek666"
Oh man, sorry, but that's too funny. Go to Home Depot (or any Garden Supply place, I reckon) and you'll find a product (CAT & DOGGIE REPELLENT) to dust your lawn with. I don't know how well it works (or the $$$), but you might want to give it a try. If you were able to simply use it on the perimeter of your yard, you wouldn't have to use as much.


I read up on the repellent stuff before, and apparently it's not very persistant (have to keep reapplying it). Plus my yard is about five acres. :D I guess I could always just sprinkle it in a circle around where I park. I also thought about getting one of those motion-activated things that shoots out a high-pressure blast of water and setting it up near my cars, but that's more $$$. The wire/battery idea was something my father suggested years ago, but I'm still not convinced it wouldn't kill the dog. He said there wouldn't be enough amps to do it, but I certainly don't need a lawsuit from my neighbors for frying Rover.

Funny story: I called the sheriff's office to see what the laws were about letting your dogs run loose. Apparently, there aren't any leash laws in this county. Anyway, I asked the guy what other alternatives he could suggest. He said (I kid you not) "Well, you could always just shoot the dog. Uh, make sure no one sees you so we don't hear about it." Tempting whenever I find a gift from one of the dogs stinking up my front lawn, but I don't want to hurt or kill the animals. :lol:
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Post by: GUTS on February 23, 2006, 06:53:04 AM
Haha that's awesome, "make sure no one sees you so we don't hear about it".  I agree though, shooting is a little extreme, maybe you could just catch him, stuff him in your trunk, and then drive him a few miles away and dump him in someone elses yard like I did with this annoying dog who showed up at my house and ate my f*cking UPS package one time.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 23, 2006, 07:07:11 AM
I freakin' hate when people are not responsible for their dogs. My next door neighbor once had a collie, just like Lassie. They let her run around the yard as she pleased without a chain, these people never chained her, nor a invisible electric field that my former sheriff had when he had his K-9. One day I saw her stare the grim reaper in the face, she chased a passing car, and was like AN INCH away from the left rear tire.

3 months later, similar thing happened, and this time she wasnt lucky.

I wanted to tell my neighbors off about the first time, but I felt it would just cause conflict so I just let them ride it out and suffer the consequences.
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Post by: Keranu on February 23, 2006, 10:54:15 AM
Haha, great dog stuff here.

By the way, what's the typical cost of Godpanic?
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Post by: TR0N on February 23, 2006, 04:48:00 PM
Quote from: "Keranu"

By the way, what's the typical cost of Godpanic?


JGS $13.00

Ebay $20.00

There ya go 8)
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Post by: TR0N on February 23, 2006, 04:53:57 PM
Quote from: "PC Gaijin"
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "PC Gaijin"
Quote from: "Tron"
GC
Metroid Prime

I pickup a brand new copy a while back i figure i give this, 3d Metroid a try finally :P


It's an excellent game, one of the few standout gaming experiences I've had this generation. It's like Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time in that it pretty much perfectly translates Metroid to 3D.

Thanks this game is tough whew! The boss's in this are not a push over at all.Right now, i'm stuck on that "gaint rock boss" and you have to take him down peace by peace :twisted:


That rock boss isn't too bad, you can find some higher ground on the edges of the arena where he can't reach you while he's rolling around. Some of the later bosses are really tough. MP really reminded me of old school games in that regard. I'd fight the bosses a couple of times, get my butt kicked, and think "screw this" and give up. But an hour later I'd be back at it again, which I think is the hallmark of a great game. Very, very enjoyable game. I need to get Metroid Prime 2 sometime.


Metroid Prime, realy makes you work for the items :twisted:

I beat the rock boss finally it's just a... matter of getting the pattern down.

Right now i'm more annoeyed by the chozo ghost :evil:

Still i took a break from, MP been messing with mame as of late :)

Once in a while i get the urge for old video games.
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Post by: TR0N on February 23, 2006, 05:04:34 PM
Mame
Contra
Super Contra:Both arcade version not the nes ones.
Asterix:Man what a silly beatem up :lol:

Dunno MP drove me nuts i needed a retro break
 :wink:
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 23, 2006, 05:11:13 PM
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "Keranu"

By the way, what's the typical cost of Godpanic?


JGS $13.00

Ebay $20.00

There ya go 8)


Is that 13 bucks after EMS shipping and paypal fees?
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Post by: Keranu on February 24, 2006, 11:51:36 AM
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "Keranu"

By the way, what's the typical cost of Godpanic?


JGS $13.00

Ebay $20.00

There ya go 8)

Thanks a lot, I was afraid it might've been an expensive game like Sylphia.
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Post by: TR0N on February 25, 2006, 05:46:21 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "Keranu"

By the way, what's the typical cost of Godpanic?


JGS $13.00

Ebay $20.00

There ya go 8)


Is that 13 bucks after EMS shipping and paypal fees?

That's the regular price for it yes... more if you pay for the, EMS less if you pick air mail of corse.
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Post by: Keranu on February 25, 2006, 05:47:51 PM
To check on my current gaming status, take a look at the 3DO Thread to get a good idea ;) .
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Post by: TR0N on February 25, 2006, 06:01:34 PM
Quote from: "Keranu"
To check on my current gaming status, take a look at the 3DO Thread to get a good idea ;) .

Sorry i make a comment in there but, i'm not interested in the 3DO.
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 25, 2006, 06:18:29 PM
Street Fighter 2 world revision arcade pcb.Been playing it alot past 3 days.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on March 03, 2006, 07:07:51 AM
My Son Son II came in the mail today. Stage 2 is kicking my ass right now. Very solid platformer how I like it, it's real amusing seeing all those familiar symbols seen in many old Capcom games show up. So far I've only seen the "PoW", and is that Windmill symbol show up in the game by any chance?
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Post by: Keranu on March 03, 2006, 12:53:20 PM
How did you even make it to stage 2? I still can't figure out how to get past bloody stage 1! I know someone posted here about beating stage 1, it just took a lot of patience or something.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on March 03, 2006, 06:28:17 PM
It's easy. In each stage you gotta look for a key. And be sure to buy Magic Lamps so you can continue everytime you die.

I got to stage 3 now.

I guess if I keep practicing this game I'll master it in no time. It's like after I learn a stage the first time, I'll blow right through it the next time I play. Then I might make a FAQ for Gamefaqs.

Son Son II also has a black and white code just like Sidearms.
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Post by: akamichi on March 04, 2006, 06:41:41 PM
Just recently beat PCE Prince of Persia a few days ago.  Still a pretty good game even now.  I had the PC version a long time ago and beat that, but it seemed that that version took much longer than the PCE but I'm sure it's the same exact game.

Kinda feel like playing PoP2.  Still have the PC version somewhere in storage though.  I never beat that one.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on March 07, 2006, 05:24:10 PM
Hey guys I was playing Son Son II just now, and I think I got some very useful info for anyone else who owns the game.

There is a way to rack up on Zenny in stage 1 and might have enough to last through the game, that is if the game itself doesn't realize that you're racking up and jack up the shop prices in later stages.

First do the Extra continue trick on the title screen
(Up+I+Select+Run)
OR
Just simply buy a magic lamp.
Just casually kill enemies and getting fruit all the way to the part where you get the key. Then after getting the key, now go to a poison water pit and kill yourself. You'll get to continue with the same amount of Zenny you died with. Repeat the loop. Buy magic lamps on every round so that you can continue.

Admittedly, it's time consuming so pop in your favorite music CD and let it roll.
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Post by: rolins on March 13, 2006, 11:21:19 AM
MSX
Salamander

I been playing Salamander on the MSX. It's tougher than Raiden (on the pce) and has ugly scrolling, but it's the best horizontal shooter on the MSX.

I've been trying to beat this game for 16 years now. I don't know what it is about this game, but when I was a kid I hated it. I even threw it across my bedroom wall because I couldn't pass the first level. Today, I love it.

I found the game 5 weeks ago after cleaning out my closet. I was about to put up on ebay, but I decide to keep it because I've become addicted to it.

Yesterday I finally passed the second level. I so excited. :D

Only 5 more stages to go.

-
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Post by: nodtveidt on March 14, 2006, 02:11:14 AM
Playing AV Tanjo...or at least trying to. Got no idea wtf this game is about or how to play it, but they sure like to use a lot of nude drawings. :D
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on March 16, 2006, 09:04:08 AM
Just got Gradius and Genpei Toumaden 2 (Samurai Ghost) Hucards in the mail.

Gradius kicks ass but I do have a small gripe about it. Because the force field is bigger than Vic Viper, it's hella easy to lose pretty fast.
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Post by: akamichi on March 17, 2006, 02:53:11 AM
Beat Prince of Persia (PCE) recently.  I think i mentioned that before. :P  Also, been playing 1943 Kai.  That game is intense!  The first part isn't too bad.  Seems shorter than the arcade.  However, the PCE exclusive stages are just crazy!  Music is much better, all the gfx are redesigned from the first part, and it just seems there's a ton more stuff flying around on the screen trying to kill you.  

A minor gripe I have is that there's no stage numbers.  Don't know what stage I got to in the game because of that.  No big deal.  The "train" stage was pretty cool and intense.
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Post by: TJ on March 20, 2006, 02:22:42 AM
Last week I got Game Paradise for the Saturn and played through that a buncha times. I also acquired the Limited Edition of MGS3: Subsistence and have been fooling around with that a bit. Next will probably be God of War cuz it's down to 20 bucks now.

With Zelda for GC delayed until fall, this year is looking pretty bleak for new releases. It's gonna be a good year to add to my collections of older stuff :)
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Post by: Digi.k on March 25, 2006, 04:28:35 AM
doesn't the pc engine Gradius have a level thats not in the original arcade ??


Gameparadise is awesome and you can mess around with things in the options to change the gameplay.

Currently playing Thunder Force V on the Saturn.  Although I originally had this back in 1997 I didn't like it back then.  fast forward 2006 I got it again and I must say I love it now... music is brilliant and its rock hard too!  I wonder what the differences are between this and the Playstation's...
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Post by: FM-77 on March 25, 2006, 04:31:34 AM
Finally finished Illusion of Gaia today. First time in seven years. That ending almost made me cry. I love that game.

Been playing some Ys V as well. I feel that I need to play through the SFC version again before the PS2 version gets released. Damn, Ys V really rules.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on March 25, 2006, 04:39:49 AM
yeah Seldane, Illusion of Gaia is one of the best. The epilogue music makes the ending a tearjerker. I remember that game being so easy I could beat it in one sitting.

Quote from: "Digi.k"
doesn't the pc engine Gradius have a level thats not in the original arcade ??


...


 I was wondering that too. I've beat the NES Gradius dozens of times and yesterday on the PCE version I got to the stage I never saw before. After Stage 4 (the 2nd volcanic stage) there was a desert where you blast off the bones of dried out skeletons, I'm guessing that could be the stage you're referring to, I was too young when the arcade game came out (I was 3 in 1985)
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Post by: Digi.k on April 03, 2006, 11:03:57 AM
Being in Europe we get everything last.. So last week I got Animal Crossing for DS after holding out from importing the USA version and current love it... I wonder how long before the obsession wanes...  Hopefully I still be playing this in years.
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Post by: Digi.k on April 03, 2006, 11:16:10 AM
Being in Europe we get everything last.. So last week I got Animal Crossing for DS after holding out from importing the USA version and current love it... I wonder how long before the obsession wanes...  Hopefully I still be playing this in years.
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Post by: Keranu on April 03, 2006, 12:27:50 PM
Illusion of Gaia is an excellent game. When I first played it, I was skeptical that it would be a good game because it seemed like the ordinary snerd RPG, but once you complete the first dungeon, the game really shows it's awesomeness! What I really loved about the story was how it progressed. There was so much adventure to it so after you completed this part, you were in a totally new enviroment. The part when you are in the caves and then stuck at sea is my favorite :D . I bought it last summer and beat it in about a weak. Unique gameplay, nice graphics, great music, and wonderful story. The only downside maybe is that it's on the easy side, however that didn't bother me :) .
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on April 04, 2006, 06:32:29 AM
My first Super Famicom game since the last 3 months.

(http://www012.upp.so-net.ne.jp/gameordie/shien1.rom.jpg)
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Post by: FM-77 on April 04, 2006, 06:41:03 AM
Been playing Star Ocean: Till the End of Time today and yesterday (got it yesterday).

That game is AMAZING! I haven't been this captivated since .... Radiata Stories!! And that was also a Tri-Ace game. Damn, I gotta track down some more Tri-Ace games, I think I'm in love!
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Post by: Digi.k on April 17, 2006, 04:00:47 PM
meh i couldn't get into star ocean till the end of time...

I just recently saw that Ikaruga video of that one guy controlling two ships... O_o my head hurt just thinking about it....

anyway I also just saw the Radiant Silvergun video of a guy chaining Red alien ships....

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1842234240582093651&q=radiant+silvergun&pl=true

I've also been playing some RS and loaded a few video clips on youtube but haha *cough*  after not playing it for about a year my skills suck... I dont even bother chaining.. in ikaruga you only need to worry about chaining either black or white but in RS the monsters come in swarms of  Red, Blue and Yellow...
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Post by: Bonknuts on April 17, 2006, 05:17:17 PM
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I haven't been this captivated since .... Radiata Stories


Ooh, I've had my eye on that game for a while. My ratio of unbeaten to beaten games needs to get a little closer before I pick up that title though.

 Star Ocean: Till the end of time is a very decent game, just wish there was a little more "technology...ish" areas to the game.
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Post by: PC Gaijin on April 18, 2006, 11:28:41 AM
I finally gave up on Baten Kaitos. The combat system was mildly interesting, but the rest of the game was...crap, to put it kindly. So with Tales of Symphonia that's two Namco RPG duds for me. I think the only reason these two get any attention is because they're on Gamecube.

Anyway, I bought Resident Evil 4 for Gamecube since it finally went Players Choice. Only played it two hours before losing interest. I hope I can go back and finish this game at some point. I had the same reaction to RE4 that I had to Half-Life 2: so much hype beforehand that I was underwhelmed when I started playing the game. The graphics weren't that impressive, and while the controls are improved over old RE games (anything would be an improvement), they're still pretty clunky.

Mostly I've been playing really old games emulated on Atari 8-bit, Colecovision, and Intellivision. I'm surprised by how much time I can spend on these archaic systems and still enjoy them more than playing the very modern RE4 on GC. I'm watching several auctions on eBay right now for another Atari 8-bit computer to replace my dead one. I'm also looking for an Intellivision, a system I never paid much attention to before, but damn if it doesn't have a really good port of Burgertime!

Anyway, here's what I've been playing on Atari 8-bit: Millipede, Crystal Castles, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros. (the one Atari did for the XEGS release, it's the best home port of Mario Bros. IMO), Frogger II, Gyruss, Pac-Man, Qix, Jungle Hunt, and Popeye. All of them are outstanding ports. It's a pity that Atari didn't release the 8-bit design as a console earlier than when they finally put out the 5200. Such a great game machine.

I got so nostalgic I broke out my 7800 too. Joust, Food Fight, Commando, Robotron 2084, and Ms. Pac-Man are all superb on the 7800. I am particularly fond of Food Fight, which I used to play tons of in the arcade. The 7800 port is excellent, and much better than the XE port, which is simply too slow.

Finally, I've been playing lots of Gals Panic in MAME. The "S" series, not the earlier Gals Panics, which I don't really care for (the ones where you have to be careful how much of the girl you uncover at a time lest the picture change to something like a frog). I always liked Qix as a kid, and the Gals Panic games are more interesting than Qix (for more reasons than the scantily clad girls! hehe).
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Post by: FM-77 on April 18, 2006, 12:42:46 PM
I got some games in the mail today: Puyo Puyo Two for Sega Saturn (I had it before but that was the SATAKORE-release. I really wanted the original), Super Nazo Puyo 2 for Super Famicom and Aretha II (also for Super Famicom).

Sweet titles. Been playing Nazo Puyo today. I love the combination of adventure game/RPG and puzzle.  :)

Also played some Seiken densetsu 2... man that game is so overrated. It really is a piece of junk in my opinion.  :P  (I had Secret of Mana many years ago, so YES -- I have played through it in English.)   :wink:
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Post by: Keranu on April 18, 2006, 12:42:59 PM
Commando is a badass game!
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Post by: GUTS on April 18, 2006, 07:04:06 PM
Yeah Secret of Mana doesn't really hold up as well as other Square games.  Chrono Trigger & FFIII are still just as good today as they were back then, but I tried to play through Secret of Mana and gave up a few hours in since it had so many annoying little things about it.
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Post by: Keranu on April 18, 2006, 08:12:13 PM
Secret of Mana is probably my favorite Square game :D .
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Post by: GUTS on April 19, 2006, 06:39:03 AM
Really?  That ring inventory system is horribly clunky now, even the terrible menu system in part 3 is better.  Had the game used a normal inventory screen it would hold up about 100 times better, as it is though it's just retarded and a pain in the ass to use.  Chrono Trigger on the other hand I think has never been topped for smooth RPG gameplay, everything about that game is just polished to perfection and is still better than 99.999% of other RPGs out there.
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Post by: Digi.k on April 19, 2006, 07:55:08 AM
nothing beats the good ol' RPGs of yesteryear.. I would say my favourite RPGs came out during the 32 bit era as nothing on this generation's machines have grabbed me...

Speaking of which.. Dragon Quest VIII just got released here in europe and I think I really love it!

Its got an old skool charm but I just wished (along with FFXII) that they could go mult format as PS2 just has jaggies and slower loading times than Gamecube and Xbox...
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Post by: Keranu on April 19, 2006, 09:14:29 AM
Quote from: "GUTS"
Really?  That ring inventory system is horribly clunky now, even the terrible menu system in part 3 is better.  Had the game used a normal inventory screen it would hold up about 100 times better, as it is though it's just retarded and a pain in the ass to use.  Chrono Trigger on the other hand I think has never been topped for smooth RPG gameplay, everything about that game is just polished to perfection and is still better than 99.999% of other RPGs out there.

I kind of dig the menu system, it's really only annoying at first when you don't know how to operate it, but once I got used to it, it worked for me. A menu system isn't going to throw down a game for me ;) .
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Post by: FM-77 on April 19, 2006, 09:51:07 AM
Why is the Mana series so popular? Legend of Mana and Sword of Mana are hated worldwide (they deserve it) and yet everybody loves the series.

Children of Mana doesn't seem very good either. Not a Square Enix title either (developed by Next Entertainment).

The third game is awesome though, I can admit that.




Anyway, been playing Wakuwaku Puyo Puyo Dungeon which I got in the mail today. I like it. It is an extremely primitive dungeon crawler with randomly generated dungeons. Very challenging and unforgiving too. Die and lose everything. I like that idea. To some extent, at least.

It should have been released in 1989 (as a Mega Drive launch title or something) instead of 1998 (last Saturn title ever) though.. That game is SO after its time.
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Post by: rolins on April 19, 2006, 10:20:52 AM
Quote from: "Seldane"
Why is the Mana series so popular? Legend of Mana and Sword of Mana are hated worldwide (they deserve it) and yet everybody loves the series.


Who knows. I want to know why Square is still keeps making FF games. After Final Fantasy 8 the rest makes me want to puke.
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Post by: esteban on April 19, 2006, 12:12:59 PM
Quote from: "Seldane"
Anyway, been playing Wakuwaku Puyo Puyo Dungeon which I got in the mail today. I like it. It is an extremely primitive dungeon crawler with randomly generated dungeons. Very challenging and unforgiving too. Die and lose everything. I like that idea. To some extent, at least.

It should have been released in 1989 (as a Mega Drive launch title or something) instead of 1998 (last Saturn title ever) though.. That game is SO after its time.
Back in the day, I remember seeing adverts for "Deadly Labyrinth" (or something like that), a MD / Genesis title with randomly generated dungeons. IIRC, the reviews weren't too ecstatic, but I've always wanted to play it. Any relation between Wakuwaku Puyo Puyo Dungeon and the game I'm thinking of? I know it's a long shot, but I don't think there were too many games like this on the Genny...

No, I'm too lazy to go to GameFaqs to look it up :) ...
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Post by: FM-77 on April 19, 2006, 12:50:28 PM
Yep, that's exactly the game I had in mind when I said "Mega Drive launch title." Fatal Labyrinth is very much like this game -- only worse.

I have the game and I like it for nostalgic reasons alone; the actual game is terrible.  :P
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Post by: Keranu on April 19, 2006, 05:39:45 PM
I think the Mana series is popular because the first three games were rather successful, especially 2 and 3 for being big SNES/SFC hits.
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Post by: esteban on April 19, 2006, 08:24:57 PM
Quote from: "Seldane"
Yep, that's exactly the game I had in mind when I said "Mega Drive launch title." Fatal Labyrinth is very much like this game -- only worse.

I have the game and I like it for nostalgic reasons alone; the actual game is terrible.  :P
Yes, Fatal Labyrinth, I knew I was messing up the title. I never knew about the "Puyo Puyo" game -- I must admit that the concept sounds pretty kool, actually.
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Post by: PC Gaijin on April 20, 2006, 07:15:44 AM
Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon is a lot of fun, and easy to play even if you don't know any Japanese.

Quote
It should have been released in 1989 (as a Mega Drive launch title or something) instead of 1998 (last Saturn title ever) though.. That game is SO after its time.


Puyo Puyo Dungeon is hardly the last Saturn game. It's not even the last Puyo Puyo RPG game on Saturn. :D Madou Monogatari for Saturn came out in after Puyo Puyo Dungeon in 1998. It plays more like a regular console RPG though. Heck, the last Saturn game didn't come out until 2000 or 2001. Can't remember if it was Final Fight Revenge or a multi-disc adventure game whose name escapes me right now.

BTW, there's a port of the first Madou Monogatari game for PC Engine. I haven't been able to get a copy yet since it comes up rarely on ePay, and the price is always more than I'm willing to pay.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on April 20, 2006, 08:04:21 AM
I think it was Final Fight Revenge. Either that or it was Capcom's final Saturn release.
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Post by: FM-77 on April 20, 2006, 08:58:10 AM
Quote from: "PC Gaijin"
Puyo Puyo Dungeon is hardly the last Saturn game. It's not even the last Puyo Puyo RPG game on Saturn. :D Madou Monogatari for Saturn came out in after Puyo Puyo Dungeon in 1998. It plays more like a regular console RPG though. Heck, the last Saturn game didn't come out until 2000 or 2001. Can't remember if it was Final Fight Revenge or a multi-disc adventure game whose name escapes me right now.

BTW, there's a port of the first Madou Monogatari game for PC Engine. I haven't been able to get a copy yet since it comes up rarely on ePay, and the price is always more than I'm willing to pay.


Is that so? Had no idea. I read it on some website and just assumed they were correct.  :lol:

Madoh monogatari is really crappy. The Saturn "version" is entirely different from the others in the series. Madoh monogatari for PC Engine is a port of the first game in the series (originated on the MSX2). The best ports in my opinion are the Game Gear ones.

But really, Madoh monogatari are terrible games.  :P
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Post by: GUTS on April 21, 2006, 07:51:12 AM
Dude the Saturn Madoh Monogatari is f*cking AWESOME, it's the only Japanese language RPG I've ever beaten.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on April 25, 2006, 06:07:25 AM
All the Guilty Gear players in Richmond and in my hometown (20 minutes south of Richmond) all upgraded from GGXX#Reload to GGXX Slash.

We were up all night playing it to death. Order Sol is a tight character. I wonder if there's any word on if that Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star fighter will come on PS2 this year.
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Post by: akamichi on April 25, 2006, 06:50:44 PM
Never really got into Guilty Gear, but Fist of the North Star is pretty cool.  The fighting system is a little too complicated for my tastes, but I like to watch people battle it out in order to connect with their super finisher combo. :)

Lately I've been playing through Cosmic Fantasy 2 but right before that I managed to beat Spriggan Mark 2.  Spriggan mk2 has a lot of dialogue in it.  A lot more than most (all?) shooters.  It's not that hard on the normal setting but some parts can get tough.  Pretty good game overall.
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Post by: cavein2000 on April 26, 2006, 02:47:35 AM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
I think it was Final Fight Revenge. Either that or it was Capcom's final Saturn release.


How is final fight revenge?  Also, is there a way to get this game for less than $100?  On the japanese video game websites and ebay it seems to be up there in price.  Is this because only limited quantities were produced?
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on April 26, 2006, 03:55:23 AM
Quote from: "cavein2000"
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
I think it was Final Fight Revenge. Either that or it was Capcom's final Saturn release.


How is final fight revenge?  Also, is there a way to get this game for less than $100?  On the japanese video game websites and ebay it seems to be up there in price.  Is this because only limited quantities were produced?


The masses bad mouth it, but I personally like it as cheesy as it looks. May be a SFEX clone but still has the elements of a FF game, such as using weapons, and the super moves look pretty funny. When a super move involves broken bones, it'll randomly flash cool looking X-Ray pictures of bone fractures.

I haven't paid attention to the value of it much though. I got mine for 30 dollars from a anime convention 4 years ago.
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Post by: Digi.k on April 29, 2006, 09:12:11 AM
I would really love to buy Final Fight Revenge but it looks like it lack a bit of "meat" in the game......   maybe one day I'll get lucky and snap it up if I see it cheap...

Right now Playing Grandia on the Saturn... I'm still impress with this even by todays 3D standards..
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Post by: TR0N on May 06, 2006, 09:17:08 PM
PS2
MGS3 Subsistence btw any body played this online yet?

GC
MegaMan X collection

Famicom
Castlevania

I finsh RE4 last month what a ride 8)
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Post by: rolins on May 07, 2006, 07:59:58 AM
Quote from: "Tron"
PS2

I finsh RE4 last month what a ride 8)


I just bought my copy 3 weeks ago and can't seem to put down. I think the game far surpasses the previous installments, including RE2 which used to be my favorite.

Tron, how much have you completed?
I already beaten normal, professional, and separate ways. I've moved on to Assignment Ada but it's tearing me apart.

Mike "Yeah! Got them scumbags."
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Post by: Keranu on May 07, 2006, 08:45:15 AM
I'm practicing for these nerdy small tournaments me, my bros, cousin, and other people hold, so the following games so far:

Barker Bill's Shooting
Cobra Triangle
Fighter's Megamix
Road Rash II
Shadow Blasters
Soldier Blade 2 minute mode
Sonic 3 (maybe)
Space Harrier via Shenmue
Super Street Fighter 2
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Post by: TR0N on May 07, 2006, 01:11:36 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
Quote from: "Tron"
PS2

I finsh RE4 last month what a ride 8)


I just bought my copy 3 weeks ago and can't seem to put down. I think the game far surpasses the previous installments, including RE2 which used to be my favorite.

Tron, how much have you completed?
I already beaten normal, professional, and separate ways. I've moved on to Assignment Ada but it's tearing me apart.

Mike "Yeah! Got them scumbags."

Just normal i've tried mercs mode but man is it frustrating :evil:

I need to to try finsh assignment ada still.

Capcom realy out did them self's on, RE4 i... hope they can do it again on RE5.
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Post by: rolins on May 07, 2006, 07:16:33 PM
RE4 Update: just finished Assignment Ada. Overall is a very short run and really hard to adjust not being able to use a knife. Moved on to Merc mode.
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on May 07, 2006, 08:37:14 PM
I have been playing F.E.A.R. and Bet On Soldier alot.

I picked up alot of pc games the other day I originally missed out on,like American Mcgees Scrapland. Im sure it will be great considering his Alice game rocked.

I still need to sit and play Shadow of Destiny for PC.
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Post by: FM-77 on May 08, 2006, 05:05:27 AM
I got a bunch of games today so I've been playing them.


Dragon Slayer IV: Draslefamily (FC) - Not played it today but I've played it a thousand times before. Pretty boring game in my opinion.

Brandish (SFC) - I already had it (both the SFC and the SNES versions) but this was in better condition (new, in fact) than my current copy, so I replaced it with this one. This is the best game ever, by the way.

Dragon Slayer VI: The Legend of Heroes II (SFC) - Pretty dull game, but it's a Falcom game, and the SFC port is a thousand times better than any other version of it.

Mystic Ark (SFC) - Terrible game. Just terrible. I'll sell this one as fast as I can! :P

Star Soldier (FC) - Not tested it yet but I know this game rules. My favorite FC shooter. Definitely.

I also got Super Mario Land 2 for Game Boy, but I forgot to include that in the picture. :P  That game rules. Incredible platformer!

(http://hem.bredband.net/aloy/images/misc/sfc_games3.jpg)
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Post by: esteban on May 08, 2006, 08:47:46 AM
^ oh man, you got a box and manual for Star Soldier? I just have a loose cart. Great game, though. :)
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Post by: FM-77 on May 08, 2006, 10:41:51 AM
Sure do, and the manual is the oddest thing I've ever seen! It's not a booklet, but a foldout!
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Post by: rolins on May 08, 2006, 10:55:58 AM
Quote from: "Seldane"
Sure do, and the manual is the oddest thing I've ever seen! It's not a booklet, but a foldout!


Not as bizarre as getting two separate pieces of paper folded in half and calling that a manual. My manual of Guardic for the MSX came this way, and this coming from japan where I expect it to be bounded together with at least staples.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on May 10, 2006, 06:58:08 AM
Fighting Street/Street Fighter 1's manual is a foldout also.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on May 10, 2006, 07:03:25 AM
Quote from: "Seldane"

Dragon Slayer IV: Draslefamily (FC)


aka "Legacy of the Wizard"

Yeah i couldn't get into that.
---------------------

Last Saturday was a blast another great day for fighting gaming. some friends and I drove 2 hours to another vs. fighter tournament. Unfortunately since it was a "team tournament" for Guilty Gear XX Slash and SF3 3rd Strike, and there was only 3 of us, I bit the bullet and let them go. I wanted to see them go through the fire of being challenged by out of towners to sharpen their skills up anyway.

The highlight of my day though was after 6 months of drooling over the videos I finally got to play the new Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star fighter. It was weird at first because I caught myself pressing three buttons simultaneously to "roman cancel" special moves just because it was Arc Systems and moved just like Guilty Gear. Lots of people whored out Juda, Rei, and Raoh.

Speaking of Arc Systems, there's a rumor going around that AS and Taito are in a joint project to bring out another fighter.
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Post by: FM-77 on May 10, 2006, 08:13:28 AM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Quote from: "Seldane"

Dragon Slayer IV: Draslefamily (FC)


aka "Legacy of the Wizard"


Yeah that's what I meant with "I've played it a thousand times before." I could never get into that either. Pretty boring game. Love it for some reason though.
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Post by: Keranu on May 10, 2006, 07:03:25 PM
I really want to try beating Legacy of the Wizard, but I can't figure out what the hell to do in that game. It seems pretty cool with the different characters and all.
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Post by: GUTS on May 12, 2006, 06:56:07 AM
Good luck without a walkthrough Keranu, that game is legendary for being ultimate retardedly hard.  Even with a walkthrough it's still nearly impossible, I hate that stupid game.
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Post by: Keranu on May 12, 2006, 02:00:50 PM
Last time I played it, I used the monster dude and it seemed like I couldn't loose any life as him, unlike when I use someone else. It's just that I have no idea where to go in the game or what to do.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on May 18, 2006, 05:29:52 PM
I just got back from the arcade earlier, and it has been the saddest day ever.

King of Fighters XI has been taken from us due to the manager's favorite excuse: it's not making enough money  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
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Post by: TR0N on May 19, 2006, 05:37:11 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
I just got back from the arcade earlier, and it has been the saddest day ever.

King of Fighters XI has been taken from us due to the manager's favorite excuse: it's not making enough money  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

Sorry to hear that then again, SNKP never get's the respect in the U.S  :twisted:

Heck i don't bother with.. arcades any more for fighters any more i just wait for the port.
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Post by: Keranu on May 19, 2006, 06:30:31 PM
That's the most bogus thing I have ever heard.
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Post by: TR0N on May 24, 2006, 08:58:41 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
I just got back from the arcade earlier, and it has been the saddest day ever.

King of Fighters XI has been taken from us due to the manager's favorite excuse: it's not making enough money  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

Btw ever think to import the PS2 version in june  :wink:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-77-1-49-en-15-King%2Bof%2BFighters-70-1a3v.html (http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-40-77-1-49-en-15-King+of+Fighters-70-1a3v.html)
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Post by: rolins on May 29, 2006, 03:20:51 PM
PS2
ESPGaluda
DoDonPachi: Dai Ou Jou

ESPGaluda and DDP: DOJ, both are vertical shooters from Cave. These two games I'm completely addicted to. Ever since I started playing them two weeks ago, all other games I've been playing has been put on hold.


Saturn
Strikers 1945 II

I just purchased a modded Saturn for $52 about 1 month ago. It only plays U.S and backups, and I bought it cheap because there's no CD lid. I don't mind though because I already ordered a replacement shell, it's in the mail. This is my first Saturn console and I'm having a blast playing Strikers 1945 II (on CD-R).


PC-Engine
Kyuukyoku Tiger

I've been trying to beat Kyuukyoku Tiger for a few months now. I know I'm close to beating it, I'm just stuck on stage 8. I don't know if I will finish it anytime soon since I'm preoccupied with playing ps2 games.
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Post by: akamichi on May 29, 2006, 07:17:18 PM
I've been addicted to New Super Mario Bros. for the last 5 days.  Fun game!
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Post by: Keranu on May 29, 2006, 07:24:20 PM
My bro bought New Super Mario Bros. as well recently, it's definitely a really fun game from what I have played!
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Post by: TJ on May 31, 2006, 02:46:45 AM
New Super Mario is in my current playlist as well. It's pretty cool.

I'm also in the middle of God of War -- I kinda sit down every few weeks and play through a few levels and then drop it again. Not in a huge hurry to finish it.

Last night I finally decided to make an honest effort at playing Earthbound on SNES. I've had it forever, and started it a million times, but always dropped it. This time I'm going all the way! :P
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Post by: PC Gaijin on June 05, 2006, 03:30:09 PM
Still plugging away at Dragon Quest VIII now and then. Pretty and a wonderful localization, but the utterly archaic game mechanics are beginning to grate. Also been playing Morrowind a bit (still love the game after all these years). Finally, I finished up MechAssault 2 on Xbox. What a worthless way to use the property. Hello FASA, when people buy a mech game it's usually because they want to actually pilot a mech, not sneak around on foot planting  explosive charges, piloting VTOLs, manning a stationary gun, etc. Bring back MechWarrior!
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Post by: anime5ever on June 05, 2006, 03:33:11 PM
just bet ape escape 3! and now playing dragon quest slime no mori mori 2
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Post by: TR0N on June 13, 2006, 07:49:17 PM
GC
RE4

Just gota get more stuff unlock on it.
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Post by: TJ on June 15, 2006, 01:57:13 PM
Am currently right smack in the middle of Earthbound and have dropped all other games for right now -- haven't touched God of War or New SMB for weeks!

Funny how -- and I'm sure this happens to you guys too -- sometimes I look at my game collection and think of those games on the "rainy day pile" (most of which are RPGs), and I think "eh, I bet I'm never REALLY gonna get around to playing any of 'em, much as I'd like to." And then, one day, I actually do pick one up and get into it -- and here I am playing nothing but my Super NES for the last two weeks and loving it. And then I kick myself for never having played this game that's been sitting in my collection for the past 10 years because it's great! Then when I'm done, I feel just a little bit more "caught up" on my gaming life than I was before.

...or is it just me?  :wink:

Plus, now that I'm all up on my SNES right now, I'm starting to wish I'd bought some of those cool wireless SNES controllers from Messiah at the MGC show. :P
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Post by: TR0N on June 15, 2006, 04:16:29 PM
Quote from: "TJ"

Plus, now that I'm all up on my SNES right now, I'm starting to wish I'd bought some of those cool wireless SNES controllers from Messiah at the MGC show. :P

You can all ways buy from there site http://www.playmessiah.com (http://www.playmessiah.com/) That's if they have any thing left.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 15, 2006, 04:20:27 PM
Speaking of Messiah, I tried out that Generation NEX at a Gamecrazy.

Now y'all have heard it from me:

>Akumajou Densetsu/Castlevania 3 doesn't work.

>Other wise it does support the custom Famicom sound mappers. I played my copy of Lagrange Point, and I can hear that VRC7 generated music.

Which leaves me to this conclusion, I'll think about buying just so I can play more Lagrange Point, I found a throrough walkthrough in Japanese, but I can use World Lingo to translate the page, I think I can do pretty well with the Engrish, I already know what the menus say since I got a notebook where I actually translated that stuff.
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Post by: TR0N on June 15, 2006, 04:29:13 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"

Which leaves me to this conclusion, I'll think about buying just so I can play more Lagrange Point, I found a throrough walkthrough in Japanese, but I can use World Lingo to translate the page, I think I can do pretty well with the Engrish, I already know what the menus say since I got a notebook where I actually translated that stuff.

Realy i'd kill for a walk through of that,but i have yet to see any one make one :cry:
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Post by: TJ on June 15, 2006, 05:34:24 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
I'll think about buying just so I can play more Lagrange Point...


If you're only getting it for a Famicom game, can't you just get a Famicom for about the same price? I haven't priced them lately but I would think you could get one for $60 or less, and not have any problems at all. Just a thought. :)
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Post by: TJ on June 15, 2006, 05:36:24 PM
Quote from: "Tron"
Quote from: "TJ"

Plus, now that I'm all up on my SNES right now, I'm starting to wish I'd bought some of those cool wireless SNES controllers from Messiah at the MGC show. :P

You can all ways buy from there site http://www.playmessiah.com (http://www.playmessiah.com/) That's if they have any thing left.


Well yeah of course, but they were only $40 at the show instead of the regular price of $60  :roll:
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 20, 2006, 11:12:31 AM
Well don't AV and Twin Famicoms usually go for three figures or just a ebay driven exaggeration?
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Post by: TJ on June 20, 2006, 02:31:04 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Well don't AV and Twin Famicoms usually go for three figures or just a ebay driven exaggeration?


Oh -- well, if you're looking for an AV, then possibly. A Twin will most likely be a hundred or more. But if you'll settle for a regular ol' RF Famicom, I think you could get one for 60 or less...then again I haven't priced them lately, I got mine 10 years ago so I'm probably way out of the loop and I shouldn't even be talking out loud. :P

Speaking of Famicom stuff, does ANYBODY know how to fix a Famicom Disk System? Mine's got a new belt in it, but it has a timing error so it still doesn't work.
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Post by: rolins on June 20, 2006, 02:35:15 PM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Well don't AV and Twin Famicoms usually go for three figures or just a ebay driven exaggeration?


An unboxed AV can be bought for at least $90, thats the lowest I've ever seen them on ebay. The Twin FC, unboxed or complete, are always around $120+ and the price also depends not only on its condition, but its color too.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 20, 2006, 03:30:49 PM
I'd take a RF Famicom.....

If it was composite modded.
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Post by: TR0N on June 21, 2006, 09:13:53 PM
Quote from: "TJ"
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"

Speaking of Famicom stuff, does ANYBODY know how to fix a Famicom Disk System? Mine's got a new belt in it, but it has a timing error so it still doesn't work.

If i knew electronics i tell ya  :oops:

My advice just.. sell it to some body that wants to mess with it.

Then find another that works there not that rare.

Btw been playing, Gauntlet Dark Legacy on the GC again.

Every once in a while i'm in the mood for a hack'n'slash game.
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Post by: rolins on June 22, 2006, 01:48:18 PM
Saturn:

Policenauts - Manage to finish the game for the second time. The first was on the PS1. Just wish I have a light gun for the Act 7. The lobby scene gets crazy, so many damn guards shooting me at once. Gets really fustrating to aim with a d-pad.

Salamander Deluxe - Only for the original Salamander. Haven't put much time into Lifeforce, maybe sometime later. Salamander 2 is quite lame, way to easy and the gameplay falls short.

NEC PC-88:

Psy-O-Blade - A digital comic game. Everything is in japanese and I can barely piece together the story plot, but that's not stopping me. I continue to play because I just love listening to it's music. Anyone know about this game, and like to fill me in on the story?
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Post by: esteban on June 22, 2006, 04:34:22 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
NEC PC-88:

Psy-O-Blade - A digital comic game. Everything is in japanese and I can barely piece together the story plot, but that's not stopping me. I continue to play because I just love listening to it's music. Anyone know about this game, and like to fill me in on the story?
The folks at Tokugawa will be your best bet, I think. ;)

But there are a bunch of new folks here now, so maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised with some additional PC-88-98 fans on these boards...
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Post by: rolins on June 22, 2006, 05:27:11 PM
Quote from: "stevek666"
Quote from: "rolins"
NEC PC-88:

Psy-O-Blade - A digital comic game. Everything is in japanese and I can barely piece together the story plot, but that's not stopping me. I continue to play because I just love listening to it's music. Anyone know about this game, and like to fill me in on the story?
The folks at Tokugawa will be your best bet, I think. ;)

But there are a bunch of new folks here now, so maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised with some additional PC-88-98 fans on these boards...


I probably should post at Tokugawa, huh? It's been a while since the last time I visited.

Beside Steve666 and Kaminari, who else here is into PC88/98 games?
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Post by: Keranu on June 22, 2006, 08:38:22 PM
I'm sort of into PC-88/98, I just wish I had a real one so I didn't have to use emulators. Keranu no like computer emulators.
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Post by: FM-77 on June 23, 2006, 01:58:27 AM
Quote from: "rolins"
Beside Steve666 and Kaminari, who else here is into PC88/98 games?



I am. I love PC-8801, PC-9801, FM-7, FM-77, FM-77AV, X-1, X68000, MSX and MSX2.  :wink:
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Post by: rolins on June 23, 2006, 04:42:17 AM
Quote from: "Keranu"
I'm sort of into PC-88/98, I just wish I had a real one so I didn't have to use emulators. Keranu no like computer emulators.


I want one too, but I'm actually more satisfied with the emulators for once. And I don't think I can invest in anymore systems. Between the my MSX and PCE, I'm going broke.

Quote from: "Seldane"

I am. I love PC-8801, PC-9801, FM-7, FM-77, FM-77AV, X-1, X68000, MSX and MSX2.  :wink:


Yay, another fan of PC-88/98, X68000, and MSX. :)

I've yet to try out the Fujitsu FM games, but I want to someday just to play Laydock and Rayxanber.
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Post by: Keranu on June 23, 2006, 01:41:41 PM
Any Apple ][ fans here besides me and Steve? :D
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Post by: GohanX on June 23, 2006, 03:18:27 PM
I was really bored at work today, and I happend to have the Turbo Express there since I was playing it on my lunch break.  Well, the boss wasn't around, we were absolutely dead, so I pulled it out and played some Shinobi and Blazing Lazers.  Good stuff, but I kept dying in BL since I was looking up to see if anyone was coming.
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Post by: Keranu on June 23, 2006, 04:51:59 PM
Cool story. Is your TE modded? I ask because I am curious how you played Shinobi on it.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 25, 2006, 01:30:36 PM
Just got Fire Emblem for Famicom in the wild a couple hours ago. Can't wait to play it. I'm and hour and a half away from home in Virginia Beach as I type this post.
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Post by: Keranu on June 25, 2006, 06:29:38 PM
That must be a very exciting feeling :) .
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Post by: TR0N on June 26, 2006, 06:46:43 PM
Been playing, Capcom Classic Collection as of late.

Since i'd pick up a saturn ps2 pad it's been great for 2d gaming  8)

Btw i can wait for ccc vol2 in the fall  =P~
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Post by: rolins on June 27, 2006, 07:51:44 PM
A few days ago I bought Resident Evil: Code Veronica X for the PS2. I got it for $10.23 brandnew at Fry's Electronics. I wasn't suppose to spend any money since I had already forked over half my paycheck on games this month.

After staring at the game for 5 minutes, I decided to buy it. I thought to myself I'd be kicking myself in the ass later if didn't. It so cheap. I'm glad I did because RECVX is quite fun to play.

The knife is damn powerful in this game, not powerful as a shotgun, but if used correctly you can literatlly put down one zombie in three swings. You can't use the knife expoit as in RE3, instead use the down slash to do mulitple hits in one swing leading to tons damage.

I'm halfway thru the game and up to now I've survived with only my knife, seriously. I'm kinda obessed knifing every zombie to death. Slash the legs, zombie on floor, rake the back twice w/ knife for mulit-hits.
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Post by: TR0N on June 27, 2006, 09:08:48 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
A few days ago I bought Resident Evil: Code Veronica X for the PS2. I got it for $10.23 brandnew at Fry's Electronics. I wasn't suppose to spend any money since I had already forked over half my paycheck on games this month.

After staring at the game for 5 minutes, I decided to buy it. I thought to myself I'd be kicking myself in the ass later if didn't. It so cheap. I'm glad I did because RECVX is quite fun to play.

The knife is damn powerful in this game, not powerful as a shotgun, but if used correctly you can literatlly put down one zombie in three swings. You can't use the knife expoit as in RE3, instead use the down slash to do mulitple hits in one swing leading to tons damage.

I'm halfway thru the game and up to now I've survived with only my knife, seriously. I'm kinda obessed knifing every zombie to death. Slash the legs, zombie on floor, rake the back twice w/ knife for mulit-hits.

That's the key to saving ammo in recv.

Get use to useing the knife and you should be set.
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Post by: TR0N on July 01, 2006, 10:06:37 PM
Bump!

PS2
La Pucelle Tactics

Stuck on the third chapter damn hippos  :evil:
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Post by: Digi.k on July 02, 2006, 05:19:19 AM
oh La Pucelle is a nice game.. but you need to spend hours just to level up your characters... I think chapter 4 was pretty hard.

I just sold my PS2 recently.. most of this generation's games just don't do anything for me..  

I'm only playing the retro stuff and Nintendo DS..

Animal Crossing and Dr Kawashima's brain training  :lol:
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Post by: TR0N on July 02, 2006, 06:28:35 PM
Quote from: "Digi.k"
oh La Pucelle is a nice game.. but you need to spend hours just to level up your characters... I think chapter 4 was pretty hard.

So i've notice and it helps if can direct the "dark energy" in the right path as well.

Just for it's chain reaction.

I'd pass the.. third chapter a while ago and your right 4 is hard  :shock:

Btw to bad you sold your, PS2 i found out Disgaea 2 comes out in the U.S this augs.
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Post by: rolins on July 05, 2006, 04:48:25 PM
NEC PC-88 and MSX2:
Psy-O-Blade

For the past 4 days I locked myself away in my room, and played both versions of Psy-O-Blade on the PC-88 and MSX2 at the same time. I haven't finished the game yet, hell I don't even think I'm halfway thru it. All I know is I've finally escape the prison and I'm progessing thru the story plot. It's time to take a breather I guess.

I want to search for some Psy-O-Blade info on the web, but most links lead to japanese webpages and the google translator stinks. What's a really good webpage for translating japanese?
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Post by: GohanX on July 05, 2006, 05:34:15 PM
Well, I was just playing the Gameboy Color version of R-Type on my old GBA.  I used to LOVE this game...before I got a TurboExpress.  Now it's just funny.

Sadly, I died 3 times in the first stage of the GB version, while I can get to at least stage 5 without dying in TG16 R-Type.  That's just wrong.
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Post by: FM-77 on July 06, 2006, 05:19:28 AM
Quote from: "rolins"
I want to search for some Psy-O-Blade info on the web, but most links lead to japanese webpages and the google translator stinks. What's a really good webpage for translating japanese?


www.systranet.com (http://www.systranet.com/)

I'm playing Ys Book I & II again right now. It is entertaining (of course, it is Ys!), but much too easy, and I don't like the music.  :)
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Post by: Michael Helgeson on July 06, 2006, 08:58:27 AM
Chronicles or Riddick for pc. I have been playing that and Bet on Soldier alot these past few days. Since I am on the subject I want to bitch for a min or two.
The game:
Tom (I suck ass) Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for pc.
Why?
1. You walk at grannys pace,actually if granny had  a walker she would still outpace you,you move that slow.

2.When you run,you still move slow,like your trying to jog in place slow. Like you dont take the threat of being sprayed with semi-automatic bullets as being life or death. You run like you just Big Mac'd and supersized your meal at McDonalds 15 times in 1 day,or like your on bloody stumps. The point is,the run key really doesn't work,because your really not running.

3. When you "run" you can't shoot. This is retarded. Yes I totally agree that you can't aim well while in a run,but you can damn well spray some bullets and hope for the best. Nope,in this game they got you running away like a little scared bitch,even worse since you dont really run,its more like crawling away like  a scared little bitch.

Imagine what would have happened if Bill Rizer or Lance Bean had to f*cking run away from the Red Falcon because they couldn't run and shoot?

What would have happened to Ralph and Clark? ? ?(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3696/ikarishot11kx.png)


I mean crap,ABBA wouldn't even have helped you if that was the case. I know what your gonna say,Ralph and Clark did not run,but this I tell you,remember how slow Ralph and Clark moved in waist high water? You were still able to dodge bullets and gernades correct?

That pace is still worlds faster then when you "run" in Ghost Recon. If Ralph and Clark were real,and were dropped into the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter storyline,crashed their plane there,ect...the game would be beaten in like 10 mins,cause Ralph and Clark are so damn bad ass,with only a machine gun and some gernades,maybe a tank or two.

Sarge from Quake 3 you ask???? He'd f*cking smoke Mexico City into nothing,running and shooting the whole time. Sam,he would serious bomb the city into nothing,then as the terrorist run,he would smoke them with his chaingun. This is a good example of how f*cking weak your character is in Ghost Recon, even Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell kicks more ass and moves faster,even when he is in crawl mode.

4. You die way way too easy. It felt like I was a fragile china doll. Thats like saying all that gear your character wears,millions of dollars spent on high tech crap,its all worthless,because it can't stop like 4 f*cking bullets.
I would have thought that the fine folks at Ubisoft and Tom Clancy himself knew that high tech bullet proof vest and head gear could stop more then 4 bullets,hell any bullets. Your armor doesn't stop shit. Each time your shot your hurt. Bet On Soldier walks all over this game,and in Bet on Soldier,your lucky if you got some trashcan lid for armor.

5. Mexico City. Its looks better in the game then in real life. They left out alot of the smog and trash.

(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/8750/nastycity22ul.jpg)

 I thought Ageia would help make the enviroments more realistic like pictured above.......


      So nasty young and the old alike can't breath.(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3011/old8wo.jpg)
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/460/young8gu.jpg)


6. f*cking clown shoes Tom,all your games are f*cking clown shoes.

(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7712/clownshoes5kh.jpg)

Ahh enough ranting now. I guess that is my kinda sorta review for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for pc.
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Post by: TR0N on August 10, 2006, 05:57:28 PM
PS2
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology

Kind of sucks they just use the psx version of alpha 3 still a solid collection.
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Post by: Digi.k on September 09, 2006, 11:29:03 AM
animal crossing: Wild World

I just can't stop playing this now and even more hooked since I learned about a few new things...


love my new DS lite  :oops:
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Post by: FM-77 on September 09, 2006, 11:35:55 AM
I got Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time NDS for my birthday (been a long time since I got something this nice on a birthday), and I like it. Very fun gameplay but the story suffers in every department. But really, what to expect? It's a Mario RPG.  :roll:

Played it for like four hours today.
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Post by: Digi.k on September 10, 2006, 01:20:28 AM
hope ya had a happy birthday ^__^
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Post by: thewestexit on September 12, 2006, 07:06:01 PM
I just finished Grandia for the Saturn... what a great RPG.  I first played through it when it came out (I bought it in Dec. '97) and I decided to play through it again since I remembered absolutely nothing about it.  So if you play an RPG through once, come back to it again about 10 years later and it will seem like an all new game =)

I think I'll stick with Game Arts and play through Lunar MPEG version next...
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Post by: Digi.k on September 13, 2006, 02:53:23 AM
and also try Lunar Eternal blue as well ^__^

It seems like they had a much smaller budget but the voice acting is top notch later on in the story. plus theres a great epilogue at the end to play through.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 13, 2006, 04:33:50 AM
I am back from the PCEFX dead.

YouTube has completely diverted me from all the message boards I post at.

Now I can make movies off emulators, particularly arcade and Famicom.

Been playing original Sega CD Lunar SS.
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Post by: TR0N on September 14, 2006, 04:43:23 PM
NeoGeo
Top Hunter
Shock Troopers
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Post by: Tatsujin on September 14, 2006, 05:13:13 PM
not that much today, but i will be supposed to buy the new ridge racers 2 on the way home ;)
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Post by: Chakan on September 15, 2006, 05:57:54 AM
I've been playing Disgaea 2 the most recently. All of the small improvements add to a great experience. It's weird to move on to this game where you level insanely fast after spending an entire year playing FFXI and almost nothing else. >.>

Also recently spun: Dragon Quest VIII (put aside for Disgaea 2), Shinobi III.
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Post by: Black Tiger on September 20, 2006, 01:05:31 PM
This morning I finally finished Ys I & II Eternal for PS2.

I wasn't really in an Ys mood while playing them, but I was still impressed. I hate playing games at a PC, so this was my only way to get through them.
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Post by: rolins on September 20, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I've been occupied by these for the past two weeks.

PC-9821:
Policenauts (it's miracle that I actually found an ISO)

FM-Towns:
Rayxanber
Raiden Densetsu
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

PC-8801 + MSX:
Psy-O-Blade (I'm getting close to completing this game)
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Post by: Tatsujin on September 20, 2006, 04:30:40 PM
@rolins: do you own all the dedicated hardwares? :D
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Post by: rolins on September 20, 2006, 04:52:11 PM
Quote from: "Tatsujin"
@rolins: do you own all the dedicated hardwares? :D


Only in my wet dreams. With the exception of the MSX (I own a few MSX systems btw), I don't have a PC-88, PC-98, or FM-Towns computer. Two months ago I very close to getting my hands on a FM-Towns Marty II, but around that time I went into financial debt. So had to forget about buying one. Still, as long as I can play the games thru an emulator I'm satisfied.
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Post by: Keranu on September 20, 2006, 05:14:24 PM
Hey Rolings didn't you already list the PC-98 version of Policenauts on here before? :D
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Post by: rolins on September 20, 2006, 05:22:27 PM
Nope, I listed Policenauts under Sega Saturn last time.
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 24, 2006, 09:43:03 AM
Been playing alot of PC Engine Ninja Warriors, my skill is far from the best but getting better. My goal is to learn to get past all the stages without getting hit by projectiles and swords and never show a single streak of endoskeleton.
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Post by: Digi.k on September 24, 2006, 10:38:50 AM
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Been playing alot of PC Engine Ninja Warriors, my skill is far from the best but getting better. My goal is to learn to get past all the stages without getting hit by projectiles and swords and never show a single streak of endoskeleton.


you been watching that guy's YouTube videos too much  :shock:  :D
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Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 24, 2006, 01:47:48 PM
Quote from: "Digi.k"
Quote from: "Ninja Spirit"
Been playing alot of PC Engine Ninja Warriors, my skill is far from the best but getting better. My goal is to learn to get past all the stages without getting hit by projectiles and swords and never show a single streak of endoskeleton.


you been watching that guy's YouTube videos too much  :shock:  :D


Ack! You got me..but still, that GMIX6809 is a beast, the way he controls all the space around him and preventing overcrowding is off the chain!
 
However if I'm gonna put some footage out after I beat the game, I'm gonna do things differently, use Ninja instead of Kunoichi. I'll just make a "VGMV" (Video Game Music Video as opposed to AMV's like all those ones made out of the same FMV sequences from like Final Fantasy 7 to X-2) with my own music on it.
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Post by: rolins on September 25, 2006, 04:32:53 PM
PC-8801:
Psy-O-Blade - finally beat it after 4 months of trial and error. Great game, love it to death.

I put up some Psy-O-Blade movies on youtube, if anyone is interested. The movies were bright and clear when I made them. But when I uploaded them on youtube, they appear darker than usual. Is that normal?

I've been pretty high on games for FM-Towns since yesterday. I really want one of these systems, especially for the handful of great shooters its got.

FM-Towns:

Kyukyoku Tiger - probably the best console port yet. The graphics are close to the arcade, and as an extra you can choose between original or arrange music. The arrange track track are upbeat and some actually sound better than the original.

Tatsujin Ou - I believe this is the only console port of Tatsujin 2 that I know of and it's really a must play IMO. Graphics and music is awesome, I really gots to play the arcade version on mame to compare. I haven't gotten too far in this game but its very addictive.
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Post by: TR0N on October 07, 2006, 06:27:15 PM
GC
Metroid Prime 2 Echos

Pick it up when i saw it on sale at Ciruit City.

Figure i'd give it a go not bad so far.
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Post by: akamichi on October 07, 2006, 07:28:12 PM
Finally got time to play some games.  I actually beat some too! :)

Crystal Beans (SFC)
Not sure how I feel about this game.  I like Dungeon Explorer and this version seems to be a mix of DE dungeons and SFC (only?) dungeons.  This version seems to be more of a straight action game w/o the general exploring of DE.  There's a map where you just select your destination and it's off to whatever town or dungeon you select.  Basically you go into town to "unlock" the next dungeon.  I'd hardly call them puzzles since just speaking to everybody in town will unlock the next path.  Hell, probably just going into the town and leaving would be enough.

The dungeons seem pretty short.  Toward the end of the game, you have to go thru successive dungeons and fight a number of bosses.  But even during that marathon you can still exit the dungeon and go back to town... although there's no reason to.  

The music is decent.  It was nice to hear a number of the PCE tracks remade for this version.  

Out of the 15-20 or so bosses, only like 4 or 5 of them were actually tough.  The last boss wasn't that hard either.  The only reason why he was hard to beat was that you had to do a ton of damage to him.  Most other bosses died pretty quickly.

Dragon Spirit (FC)
Decent port for FC.  A bit on the easy side.  Game gives you a ton of power ups and there's not that many enemies on the screen at once.  The nice thing about this version compared to the PCE is that it has a number of enemies that the PCE ver left out.  Also the dragon has more flying animations (backing, slowing down, diving).   FC version also has the underwater stage and the opening transformation sequence which are totally missing in the PCE ver.  I'm pretty sure there's more, but I haven't played the PCE or the arcade version in a while.

Spartan X (aka Kung Fu) (FC)
Where's the PCE port!? :)
Not sure why I like this game so much.  There were better games than this even back then.  I guess it's just the game's simplicity... and the fact that you can kick the crapload out of an unlimited supply of generic goons. :)
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Post by: esteban on October 08, 2006, 04:30:14 AM
Aki: Some folks here have suggested that Kaze Kiri = Spartan X for PCE. I personally wouldn't give Kaze Kiri that distinction, because I have much more fun with Spartan X.

Quote from: "akamichi"
Finally got time to play some games.  I actually beat some too! :)

Crystal Beans (SFC)
Not sure how I feel about this game.  I like Dungeon Explorer and this version seems to be a mix of DE dungeons and SFC (only?) dungeons.  This version seems to be more of a straight action game w/o the general exploring of DE.  There's a map where you just select your destination and it's off to whatever town or dungeon you select.  Basically you go into town to "unlock" the next dungeon.  I'd hardly call them puzzles since just speaking to everybody in town will unlock the next path.  Hell, probably just going into the town and leaving would be enough.

The dungeons seem pretty short.  Toward the end of the game, you have to go thru successive dungeons and fight a number of bosses.  But even during that marathon you can still exit the dungeon and go back to town... although there's no reason to.  

The music is decent.  It was nice to hear a number of the PCE tracks remade for this version.  

Out of the 15-20 or so bosses, only like 4 or 5 of them were actually tough.  The last boss wasn't that hard either.  The only reason why he was hard to beat was that you had to do a ton of damage to him.  Most other bosses died pretty quickly.
Hey, are you interested in selling me Crystal Beans? I've wanted to play this game! Have you determined if there is a multiplayer mode in CB? :)
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Post by: FM-77 on October 08, 2006, 06:33:28 AM
There is a multiplayer mode in Crystal Beans (2/3 players only). I played it with my brother once.
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Post by: GUTS on October 08, 2006, 07:53:08 AM
Haha awesome, Steve just said Kung Fu was better than Kaze Kiri!  Finally somebody who agrees with me, Kaze Kiri is weak sauce and Kung Fu rocks its face off.
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Post by: rolins on October 23, 2006, 02:18:50 PM
Been playing Splatterhouse alot on the FM-Towns. I'm so damn impressed by the music which is redbook, and near identical graphics of the arcade. Last night I went back to playing the pce version and notice how much smaller the playing field is in comparison to the FM-Towns port. This game really could have been remade on the PC-Engine arcade cd or some kind of Namco anthology for todays consoles. Splatterhouse fans are really missing out on this gem.
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Post by: esteban on October 23, 2006, 07:11:44 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
Been playing Splatterhouse alot on the FM-Towns. I'm so damn impressed by the music which is redbook, and near identical graphics of the arcade. Last night I went back to playing the pce version and notice how much smaller the playing field is in comparison to the FM-Towns port. This game really could have been remade on the PC-Engine arcade cd or some kind of Namco anthology for todays consoles. Splatterhouse fans are really missing out on this gem.
GODDAMN, the legend is true! I've always heard that this was a godly port, and you're corroborating the hearsay. Damn!

And this game, IIRC, goes for MAD $$$, even in Yahoo Japan auctions.

I honestly don't understand why Namco has abandoned this game.
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Post by: rolins on October 24, 2006, 03:37:52 AM
Quote from: "stevek666"
Quote from: "rolins"
Been playing Splatterhouse alot on the FM-Towns. I'm so damn impressed by the music which is redbook, and near identical graphics of the arcade. Last night I went back to playing the pce version and notice how much smaller the playing field is in comparison to the FM-Towns port. This game really could have been remade on the PC-Engine arcade cd or some kind of Namco anthology for todays consoles. Splatterhouse fans are really missing out on this gem.
GODDAMN, the legend is true! I've always heard that this was a godly port, and you're corroborating the hearsay. Damn!

And this game, IIRC, goes for MAD $$$, even in Yahoo Japan auctions.

I honestly don't understand why Namco has abandoned this game.

Most reviews I've read say the samething that the FM-Towns ports is the best, and they're entirely true. I played thru both the FM-Towns and Arcade (via mame) up to stage 4 and did a side by side comparison. Almost perfect IMO, slight differences in sound effects and resolution is somewhat smaller in FM-Towns port but expected in console game. Why Namco isn't re-releasing this gem is like Konami hold back Dracula X and Policenauts from the rest of the world. It's blasphemy I say.
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Post by: Black Tiger on October 24, 2006, 10:43:51 AM
Quote from: "rolins"
Quote from: "stevek666"
Quote from: "rolins"
Been playing Splatterhouse alot on the FM-Towns. I'm so damn impressed by the music which is redbook, and near identical graphics of the arcade. Last night I went back to playing the pce version and notice how much smaller the playing field is in comparison to the FM-Towns port. This game really could have been remade on the PC-Engine arcade cd or some kind of Namco anthology for todays consoles. Splatterhouse fans are really missing out on this gem.
GODDAMN, the legend is true! I've always heard that this was a godly port, and you're corroborating the hearsay. Damn!

And this game, IIRC, goes for MAD $$$, even in Yahoo Japan auctions.

I honestly don't understand why Namco has abandoned this game.

Most reviews I've read say the samething that the FM-Towns ports is the best, and they're entirely true. I played thru both the FM-Towns and Arcade (via mame) up to stage 4 and did a side by side comparison. Almost perfect IMO, slight differences in sound effects and resolution is somewhat smaller in FM-Towns port but expected in console game. Why Namco isn't re-releasing this gem is like Konami hold back Dracula X and Policenauts from the rest of the world. It's blasphemy I say.


Drac X and Policenauts are original games though. I don't blame companies for not releasing emulations of virtually perfect arcade ports when they can just put out a quality port/emulation of the actual arcade game itself.

Personally, I'm not that interested in playing perfect ports for systems like X68000 (I don't know how perfect FM Towns ports are), because they're too perfect and the hardware isn't greatly inferior to the original.

Forgotten Worlds on PCE is amazing. A near perfect FW on X68000 would be expected.

I am interested in seeing them compared to the originals on websites and such, but if it looks, sounds and plays like the arcade, I might as well be playing Mame instead of an X68000 emulator.
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Post by: rolins on October 24, 2006, 12:56:46 PM
@Black_Tiger

Jeez, no love for the Sharp X68000?
I'm the opposite, I'd rather be playing games on the X68000 than on mame. :)
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Post by: Black Tiger on October 24, 2006, 01:44:38 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
@Black_Tiger

Jeez, no love for the Sharp X68000?
I'm the opposite, I'd rather be playing games on the X68000 than on mame. :)


I think its cool and I would love to have the real deal, but I wouldn't spend too much time emulating the 'perfect' arcade ports.

Of course, this is going on third hand knowledge, I've never managed to get an X68k  emu to work. If I did, I might get hooked.

But regardless, I think its understandable that companies wouldn't offer emulations of perfect ports instead of perfectly emulated ports.
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Post by: Bonknuts on October 24, 2006, 01:48:15 PM
You should try to get the x68k emu to work - you're missing some cool titles. Genocide 2 is soo much better than the first one.
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Post by: GUTS on October 24, 2006, 02:16:03 PM
Its worth using the X68000 emulator just to play the awesome Geograph Seal, an early (maybe first?) game made by the guys who made Jumping Flash.  Its like Jumping Flash mixed with Starfox, it rules and looks damn good for an old polygon game.  If you have a modded Xbox there's an X68000 emulator that runs it flawlessly, that's what I play it on.
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Post by: rolins on October 24, 2006, 03:19:33 PM
Quote from: "Black_Tiger"
Of course, this is going on third hand knowledge, I've never managed to get an X68k  emu to work. If I did, I might get hooked.

It doesn't take much to get a X68000 emulator going.
You'll only need two things...
1.) Win68K v0.95 High speed version (http://www.geocities.jp/winx68khighspeed/)
2.) X68000 system roms (http://www.jcec.co.uk/x68000r.zip)

source: http://www.jcec.co.uk/X68emu.htm
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Post by: Keranu on October 24, 2006, 04:16:35 PM
I agree with Black_Tiger here; I'm not intersted in playing arcade or near-arcade perfect titles for a computer system like the X86000 because I really don't have a point to if I already played it on the arcades. I'd love to play any games originally made for the system, but just playing perfect ports of games I've already played would be a waste of my time honestly. If it was a port on a console from back the on the other hand, I would certainly be interested in playing it just to see the differences and how well the console tried to handle the game.
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Post by: Black Tiger on October 24, 2006, 05:05:12 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
Quote from: "Black_Tiger"
Of course, this is going on third hand knowledge, I've never managed to get an X68k  emu to work. If I did, I might get hooked.

It doesn't take much to get a X68000 emulator going.
You'll only need two things...
1.) Win68K v0.95 High speed version (http://www.geocities.jp/winx68khighspeed/)
2.) X68000 system roms (http://www.jcec.co.uk/x68000r.zip)

source: http://www.jcec.co.uk/X68emu.htm


Thanks a lot. Now that I got it running, I remember that the problem was actually figuring out how to load games.

Is it the same for any game? Is there a tutorial out there?
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Post by: rolins on October 24, 2006, 05:19:09 PM
@Black_Tiger

First, make sure you put the system roms in the same folder with the Win68k app.

Loading games in Win68k ain't difficult. If the game is on a single disk then load it in FDD0. Then goto File --> Restart

If the game is on more than 2 disks. Load the first disk in FDD0 and the second disk in FDD1. Then goto File --> Restart. Thats should get things going.
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Post by: Black Tiger on October 24, 2006, 11:24:47 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
@Black_Tiger

First, make sure you put the system roms in the same folder with the Win68k app.

Loading games in Win68k ain't difficult. If the game is on a single disk then load it in FDD0. Then goto File --> Restart

If the game is on more than 2 disks. Load the first disk in FDD0 and the second disk in FDD1. Then goto File --> Restart. Thats should get things going.


How do you run a 5 disk game like SFII?
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Post by: esteban on October 25, 2006, 03:13:26 AM
There are many reasons to love X68000. Here is one (http://nfggames.com/sales/html/EEEpZApEZAswNrCFAU.html) of them.
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Post by: rolins on October 25, 2006, 05:49:45 AM
Quote from: "Black_Tiger"
Quote from: "rolins"
@Black_Tiger

First, make sure you put the system roms in the same folder with the Win68k app.

Loading games in Win68k ain't difficult. If the game is on a single disk then load it in FDD0. Then goto File --> Restart

If the game is on more than 2 disks. Load the first disk in FDD0 and the second disk in FDD1. Then goto File --> Restart. Thats should get things going.


How do you run a 5 disk game like SFII?

Those multiple disk can be annoying, most times you'll have to figure them out thru trial and error.

To load Street Fighter II...
1.) Goto Options --> "The amount of MainMemory in SRAM" and set value to 10 Mbytes.
2.) Place FDD0 [Disk0] and FDD1 [Disk1]; File-->Restart.
3.)Wait for the prompt that says "Disk 2..." then place FDD1 [Disk2].
4.)Wait again and the prompt should say "Disk3..." then place FDD1 [Disk3]. The game should load after that.
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Post by: PC Gaijin on October 26, 2006, 02:30:05 PM
Just finished a bunch of games.

Tales of Symphonia GC - the worst story and characters I have seen in an RPG in a very long time. Gameplay is decent, I like the combat system and there's lots of other neat ideas in the game, but the story is so awful it drags the entire game down.

Killer 7 GC - terrific visual style, horrible on-rails gameplay. Glad I rented.

Star Fox Assault - oh what the hell happened here...Star Fox 64 was one of my favorite N64 games, but Nintendo had to go and loan out the franchise to Namco. When this was announced long ago I think the word was that the Ace Combat team was doing it. Sounded good, but then this abomination comes out. The Arwing segments are good...but you spend most of your time on foot or in the Landmaster, which is crap (especially the on foot parts). Again, glad I rented this instead of buying.

The Bouncer - yeah, feel free to laugh. I wanted to judge this one for myself and it was indeed a poor game. Terrific real-time cutscenes and a good engine overall considering when it came out, but terrible story and mediocre gameplay. I don't expect beat-em-ups to last hours and hours, but this one can be cleared in slightly over an hour, of which 80% is cutscenes rather than gameplay. Rental again.

Klonoa Lunatea's Veil - I thought I'd like this one more than I did since it reviewed highly. I played one of the GBA games a few years back and wasn't impressed. The PS2 game has similar gameplay. I normally like 2.5D platformers, and this one is certainly very pretty, but the gameplay is just boring. The worst thing is that Namco stuffed a story between every level that slows everything down tremendously. And the characters all talk in a chirping pseudo-language that you can't skip... :x Yep, another rental.

Lot of clunkers for me lately. I really hope Final Fantasy XII turns out well. I haven't anticipated a game as much as that one in a long time.
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Post by: Black Tiger on October 27, 2006, 06:57:48 AM
Quote from: "rolins"
Quote from: "Black_Tiger"
Quote from: "rolins"
@Black_Tiger

First, make sure you put the system roms in the same folder with the Win68k app.

Loading games in Win68k ain't difficult. If the game is on a single disk then load it in FDD0. Then goto File --> Restart

If the game is on more than 2 disks. Load the first disk in FDD0 and the second disk in FDD1. Then goto File --> Restart. Thats should get things going.


How do you run a 5 disk game like SFII?

Those multiple disk can be annoying, most times you'll have to figure them out thru trial and error.

To load Street Fighter II...
1.) Goto Options --> "The amount of MainMemory in SRAM" and set value to 10 Mbytes.
2.) Place FDD0 [Disk0] and FDD1 [Disk1]; File-->Restart.
3.)Wait for the prompt that says "Disk 2..." then place FDD1 [Disk2].
4.)Wait again and the prompt should say "Disk3..." then place FDD1 [Disk3]. The game should load after that.


Awesome thanks a lot, I finally got it working. Before I only got like one of the Ys games working.

How the hell did you figure that out?

SFII'CE looks pretty much identical, except for some slightly different colors and possibly a lower resolution. The sfx are a lot less perfect and the sound sways back and forth between arcade and PCE sounding.

Do you know what button captures a screenshot?
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Post by: FM-77 on October 27, 2006, 11:05:46 AM
Quote from: "Black_Tiger"
Do you know what button captures a screenshot?


Alt+print screen.  :wink:
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Post by: rolins on October 27, 2006, 02:42:34 PM
Quote from: "Black_Tiger"

Awesome thanks a lot, I finally got it working. Before I only got like one of the Ys games working.

How the hell did you figure that out?

I ran into the same problems before, and I've solved most of them thru trial and error. I heard the best way around mulitple disks is to make a HDD image and dump the floppy contents into that. I don't know how to do this though, so if you if find out let me know.

Quote

Do you know what button captures a screenshot?

As Seldane mentioned earlier Alt + Print Screen is the only way.
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Post by: TR0N on October 31, 2006, 04:50:16 PM
Neo Geo
League Bowling
Top Hunter

DC
RE3 i was in the mood a for a RE game again.
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Post by: rolins on November 02, 2006, 03:44:19 PM
After watching some youtube vids they got me playing some of my old favorites.

Sega Genesis:
Fire Shark
Streets of Rage 2

MSX:
Aleste 2
Parodius
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Post by: Keranu on November 02, 2006, 03:56:17 PM
Quote from: "rolins"

Sega Genesis:
Fire Shark
Streets of Rage 2

Dude you were totally watching Kamino's videos weren't you :D ? Kamino is a friend of mine whom I've met a couple of times; he's a psycho path :lol: .
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Post by: rolins on November 02, 2006, 04:10:21 PM
@Keranu

Yup, his videos got playing the genesis again.

Psychopath? I guess, he sure is half-drunk in most of his videos.  :D
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 02, 2006, 04:34:25 PM
Kamino has deep hatred for NES, platform games, and woman and has HUGE pride of living in the state of Wisconsin.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on November 02, 2006, 05:53:59 PM
Quote from: "Keranu"
Kamino has deep hatred for NES, platform games, and woman and has HUGE pride of living in the state of Wisconsin.

I understand the animosity toward Nes, but why platform games?
Platformers is the one genre that anyone can agree on.
Title: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 02, 2006, 05:57:19 PM
Quote from: "rolins"
I understand the animosity toward Nes, but why platform games? Platformers is the one genre that anyone can agree on.

I really wish I knew the answer for that :\ .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on November 05, 2006, 09:21:46 AM
Quote from: Keranu
Kamino has deep hatred for NES, platform games, and woman and has HUGE pride of living in the state of Wisconsin.
I understand the animosity toward Nes, but why platform games?
Platformers is the one genre that anyone can agree on.

Can you explain the animosity towards NES for me then?

It makes more sense to hate on a genre then an entire console. I don't like nearly all Sports games and don't play mahjong, but I don't really hate any particular video game system.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 05, 2006, 11:10:52 AM
Can you explain the animosity towards NES for me then?

It makes more sense to hate on a genre then an entire console. I don't like nearly all Sports games and don't play mahjong, but I don't really hate any particular video game system.

Haha, I'm not really sure why he doesn't like it, but to me it seems like it's some kind of "cult fad" these days to not like NES, which I think is crazy. As funny as this sounds, I think the reason why he says he hates NES is because he liked Genesis and TG16 much more when he got into those, at least that's sort of what he told me once. I also think it's because he doesn't think the shooters for NES are any good and since he's a big fan of shmups, he uses it for a reason to hate NES. He's a hilarious yet insane and sick man, his website (http://www.templeofinsanity.com/) is proof of that :D .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 05, 2006, 04:54:56 PM
Can you explain the animosity towards NES for me then?

It makes more sense to hate on a genre then an entire console. I don't like nearly all Sports games and don't play mahjong, but I don't really hate any particular video game system.

Haha, I'm not really sure why he doesn't like it, but to me it seems like it's some kind of "cult fad" these days to not like NES, which I think is crazy. As funny as this sounds, I think the reason why he says he hates NES is because he liked Genesis and TG16 much more when he got into those, at least that's sort of what he told me once. I also think it's because he doesn't think the shooters for NES are any good and since he's a big fan of shmups, he uses it for a reason to hate NES. He's a hilarious yet insane and sick man, his website (http://www.templeofinsanity.com/) is proof of that :D .

Hmm i wounder if he's a fanboy for another console.

Given how he rants that, NES doesn't work right ture it's connector pins suck but man  #-o

Any ways that part can be replace with np.

Still i don't have to worry about since i have a famicom av.

As for it's shooters being too slow wtf... i don't remember any thing by, Compile with that problem either.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: elnino on November 06, 2006, 04:21:14 AM
he uses it for a reason to hate NES.

If I hated a specific console I certainly wouldn't buy 193 games for it. :lol:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Tatsujin on November 07, 2006, 05:26:32 PM
he uses it for a reason to hate NES.

If I hated a specific console I certainly wouldn't buy 193 games for it. :lol:
how you just can say?! may be he just likes the games on it but not the system itself. remember the PS1 era, everybody hated this fugly box in ugly grey, but everybody purchased it as well! the reason why was some several really splendid and essential stuff which was released on. :-"
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 07, 2006, 07:31:49 PM
how you just can say?! may be he just likes the games on it but not the system itself. remember the PS1 era, everybody hated this fugly box in ugly grey, but everybody purchased it as well! the reason why was some several really splendid and essential stuff which was released on. :-"

He was referring to the game page on Kamino's site http://www.templeofinsanity.com/gameslist.htm . I like to tease Kamino about that.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 13, 2006, 04:33:26 PM
GC
Metroid Prime 2 Echos

Famicom
Green Beret
Almana No Kiseki:Note if any body wounders what that game is about, NinjaSpirit has a video of it and... here's a review of it as well http://www.atarihq.com/tsr/fds/almana.html
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on November 14, 2006, 12:44:30 PM
sooo getting hooked on Silhouette mirage (saturn version) and getting better at it.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 14, 2006, 02:52:33 PM
Famicom
Green Beret
Green Beret kicks ass, but I prefer Rush n' Attack.  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 14, 2006, 04:18:29 PM
Famicom
Green Beret
Green Beret kicks ass, but I prefer Rush n' Attack.  8)
Well there is a advantage on, Green Beret for the FDS it's much easier... then the NES version.

More weapon drops in GB compare to RA.

Plus it has some hidden passege way on some levels for a shortcut.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on November 16, 2006, 09:43:58 AM
Just to sound like a total loser (by lazer dork standards), I'll admit that in my limited amount of free time recently, I've pretty much only been playing Phantasy Star Universe 360 broken up by multiplayer Gears Of War.  :oops:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on November 16, 2006, 10:31:16 AM
Just to sound like a total loser (by lazer dork standards), I'll admit that in my limited amount of free time recently, I've pretty much only been playing Phantasy Star Universe 360 broken up by multiplayer Gears Of War.  :oops:
No, you're hardcore compared to me: I've been playing Scrabble Blast on my cell phone. Exclusively. For the last 2+ months. That's it. :)

Of course, I haven't unpacked yet. That's the only reason I've even wasted my time with cellular / mobile / whatever games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 16, 2006, 11:09:05 AM
LaZer Dork standards  :mrgreen: .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 16, 2006, 02:41:18 PM
Just to sound like a total loser (by lazer dork standards), I'll admit that in my limited amount of free time recently, I've pretty much only been playing Phantasy Star Universe 360 broken up by multiplayer Gears Of War.  :oops:
No shame in that i just pick up PSU for my PS2 a while ago.

Still it will be a while befor i can play it online.

Meaning i need a router,keyboard and a credit card  :oops:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 22, 2006, 03:39:28 PM
PS2
Lupin The III Treasure of the Sorcerer King.

I'm a fan of the serise so i'd thought i'd give it go.

It's no MGS but for $7.00 it's not bad so far.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on November 24, 2006, 03:45:57 PM
After deciding that the PS3 is not worth it right now I plunged into the xbox 360 world.. and currently playing Phantasy Star Universe on there..  One thing I hate about 360 is sudden jolt or tilt of the machine while a disc inside is spinning makes it sound like the disc has gone loose and bouncing around, then you got one badly scratched disc as I found out the hard way.. so no pets or young kids near it please!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on November 29, 2006, 11:17:02 AM
After deciding that the PS3 is not worth it right now I plunged into the xbox 360 world.. and currently playing Phantasy Star Universe on there..  One thing I hate about 360 is sudden jolt or tilt of the machine while a disc inside is spinning makes it sound like the disc has gone loose and bouncing around, then you got one badly scratched disc as I found out the hard way.. so no pets or young kids near it please!!

Ever since the 360 came out, I've heard stories about scratched discs. But it never happened to me, until recently...

After I got my new LCD TV, I stood my 360 in the upright position behind the TV so I could fit both on the stand I was using. A week or so later and PSU started crashing whenever I tried to load specific areas of the game.

It took me a while to narrow it down, but my game disc was actually severely scratched, in a ring pattern near the outer edge. I was releived that I didn't need a new system, after discovering that the 360 only has a 30 day warranty.

Luckily, PSU was the only game that got scratched(I'd been playing only it and GoW). I took the disc to a local game rental store(Ground Zero) that does disc resurfacing.

They use a large machine and not one of those ripp-off Game Doctor things. They gave my the disc back in a few minutes looking better than new and it plays fine now.

Needles to say, my 360 went back to the flat position and my Wii will never be played upright(once I get one).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on November 29, 2006, 03:00:25 PM
FM-Towns:
Alltynex - fantastic doujin shooter by Siter Skain. I really dig everything about the game: graphics, music, and especially the weaponry system. It's cool being able to switch from airplane to robot, and go into a melee attack.

Image Fight - Christ, it's just as unforgiving as the the arcade, but decent gameplay. Not much of must-play here, but what I truely hate about this port is the tate-destorying mode. It's has one of those screens where it can be scrolled up or down in relation to the player’s position. Those are so annoying because you tend to get blind sided by enemies who can see you and you can't see them. Until you move up the screen where the enemy can fire at you point blank, and sometimes it too late to dodge.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on December 02, 2006, 06:43:50 PM

Ever since the 360 came out, I've heard stories about scratched discs. But it never happened to me, until recently...

Needles to say, my 360 went back to the flat position and my Wii will never be played upright(once I get one).

Yea friends told me beforehand never stand the 360 upright.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on December 15, 2006, 11:46:33 AM
FM-Towns
Marble Madness - Awesome conversion and the soundtrack is great. I'm really terrible at this game, I can't get past the 2nd stage without dying several times. I'm getting the hang of this game though, it's quite addictive. I wish I could get my mouse ball to work properly b/c I'm stuck using the arrow keys.

PC Windows
Kamui - Great Raystorm clone. Beating this game once is not enough, I want to keep playing it again and again.

PC-Engine
Spriggan
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 15, 2006, 12:52:42 PM
After deciding that the PS3 is not worth it right now I plunged into the xbox 360 world.. and currently playing Phantasy Star Universe on there..  One thing I hate about 360 is sudden jolt or tilt of the machine while a disc inside is spinning makes it sound like the disc has gone loose and bouncing around, then you got one badly scratched disc as I found out the hard way.. so no pets or young kids near it please!!

Ever since the 360 came out, I've heard stories about scratched discs. But it never happened to me, until recently...

After I got my new LCD TV, I stood my 360 in the upright position behind the TV so I could fit both on the stand I was using. A week or so later and PSU started crashing whenever I tried to load specific areas of the game.

It took me a while to narrow it down, but my game disc was actually severely scratched, in a ring pattern near the outer edge. I was releived that I didn't need a new system, after discovering that the 360 only has a 30 day warranty.

Luckily, PSU was the only game that got scratched(I'd been playing only it and GoW). I took the disc to a local game rental store(Ground Zero) that does disc resurfacing.

They use a large machine and not one of those ripp-off Game Doctor things. They gave my the disc back in a few minutes looking better than new and it plays fine now.

Needles to say, my 360 went back to the flat position and my Wii will never be played upright(once I get one).

Yea I never tilt disc based drives upright. Could scratch disc,and its not good for the laser eye because it has to fight with gravity more then usual.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on December 15, 2006, 03:38:51 PM
Tried to play Daytona on the Dreamcast, but the disc has decided it doesn't want to load any more.  Phuggin' Dreamcast. 

Then I played the first 5 minutes or so of Shenmue 2 on my Xbox360.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 16, 2006, 05:58:44 PM
GC
Custom Robo
Bomberman Jetters

I know i'll be playing those for a while untile... my copy of zelda tlp get's here.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on December 16, 2006, 08:30:40 PM
Bomberman Jetters
I bought this game my little bro's birthday two or three years ago, I didn't find it very good though. Some of the stages on multiplayer mode were fun, but single player was really dull in my opinon, but hey Bomberman isn't designed for single player! :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 16, 2006, 08:42:05 PM
Bomberman Jetters
I bought this game my little bro's birthday two or three years ago, I didn't find it very good though. Some of the stages on multiplayer mode were fun, but single player was really dull in my opinon, but hey Bomberman isn't designed for single player! :)
Yeah single player on it isn't special it's just like bomberman generations.

Multiplayer is where it's at as well for bomberman jetters.

I picked it up last month over at ciruit city for $14.95 so when i have, friends over i can have a good vs match.

Pretty much finshing single player... is for unlocking extra characters in multiplayer mode.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 18, 2006, 02:36:41 PM
Bump!

Was playing custom robo and bomberman jetters.

My copy of Zelda TP for the GC finally came in the mail today  :dance:

So i'll be playing that for a while since... i've waited so long to try it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 18, 2006, 02:53:48 PM
Art of Fighting on my 2-slot.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on December 20, 2006, 05:58:29 AM
still playing Animal crossing on DS and collecting snowman furniture... rolling those snowballs around is pain though..

Even more hooked on Phantasy Star universe now and currently investigating feng shui stuff on there and doing looooong S rank runs in Neudaiz
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on January 09, 2007, 03:28:08 PM
GC
Zelda TP well i finally beat it ganon wasn't that tough  :P

Famicom
Castlevania 3 Dracula Curse

Dunno i'll play, Zelda TP all the way through again for a long whew.........
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 09, 2007, 05:35:43 PM
Magic Knight Rayearth on my powerful Sega Saturn video game system.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on January 09, 2007, 11:55:21 PM
I hope I never see a plank QTE ever again.

Worst QTE ever, thanks Shenmue 2.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 10, 2007, 01:24:14 AM
The King of Fighters 96,98,2003,Power league 3,Altered Beast.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on January 10, 2007, 09:08:45 AM
Magic Knight Rayearth on my powerful Sega Saturn video game system.


Hmmm Magic Knight Rayearth was an ok game.. I just wished it was longer since it could be completed in around 20 hours or less.. I love the music in there though..

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/mkn2.jpg)

I used to have these cute figurines and a wind up makona toy too (all made by sega jp) But after completing the game I couldn't find much incentive to replay the game or keep it so I sold it all as a bundle on ebay.. I kinda regret it now though...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Tatsujin on January 10, 2007, 12:57:45 PM
recently playing:

akumajo dracula - portrait of ruins DSL
shen mue DC
Fray PCE
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 10, 2007, 01:14:03 PM
Quote from: Digi.k

Hmmm Magic Knight Rayearth was an ok game.. I just wished it was longer since it could be completed in around 20 hours or less.. I love the music in there though..


I am at the part where I am in the floating city and I am about to go through the labyrinth to see some dumbass statue.  I'm not sure how far I am in the game, maybe 1/50th of the way through so far.  The music is pretty good (all generated by the Saturn the same way the PC Engine and the Genesis did music, not streamed or anything).  There is only one music track that I don't like.  Lots of slowdown and glitches, though.  Wasn't this one of the first Saturn games programmed?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on January 10, 2007, 01:35:13 PM
crazy. I thought it was one of the last, but according to gamefaqs, it wasn't brought over for more than 3 years!  :x

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/saturn/data/197837.html
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 10, 2007, 02:15:47 PM
Last I remember the Working Designs Magic Knight Rayearth had to be reprogrammed from scratch in some areas because the japanese hard disc archival was corrupted. I loved the game up until the last boss shooter battle. I felt cheated of a good fight,and the graphics were cheesy. I didn't have a problem beating the game,it was pretty damn easy.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 10, 2007, 03:28:30 PM
Now I'm looking for the entrance to the damned volcano.  I know it should be in that snow town.  Can't find it.  I am becoming irritable and annoying to others.. err.. more so that usual I mean.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 10, 2007, 08:35:01 PM
Yeah that/those last bosses in Rayearth were pretty lame.  And now for a fine dose of pictures demonstrating the highly-honed and super-sharp writing talents at Working Designs!!  They are so damned funny that I just don't know what to do with myself!  Humor doesn't get ANY better than this!  These comments added several hours to my game due to the time I spent rolling on the floor laughing uncontrollably.

(http://pixelcraze.film-tech.net/reviews/rayearth2.jpg)

(http://pixelcraze.film-tech.net/reviews/rayearth3.jpg)

(http://pixelcraze.film-tech.net/reviews/rayearth4.jpg)

(http://pixelcraze.film-tech.net/reviews/rayearth6.jpg)
(I approve of this last one)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on January 10, 2007, 08:43:00 PM
Yeah that/those last bosses in Rayearth were pretty lame.  And now for a fine dose of pictures demonstrating the highly-honed and super-sharp writing talents at Working Designs!!  They are so damned funny that I just don't know what to do with myself!  Humor doesn't get ANY better than this!

That first one is so awesome.  :lol:

It's like a lame sarcastic parody of a 'stereotypical WD' joke, by someone who doesn't appreciate their humour.  :P

Are you sure you didn't doctor that image?  [-X
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on January 10, 2007, 09:17:24 PM
Holy crap, that's some pretty extreme dialog.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on January 10, 2007, 09:25:39 PM
The best part is, I've always assumed very sexistly that women/girl gamerz are more likely to actually take the time to rummage through all the houses in RPG's.

And even if that arrogant assumption isn't true, the 'official' (EGM) stats say that girls make up a majority of nerd RPG players anyway.

I wonder if the ladies appreciate having their delicate sensibilities catered to?   :wink: :clap:  :dance:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 10, 2007, 09:43:42 PM
Those pics are real.  Play the game and you'll see it.  I like to talk to all of the characters unless they all say the same thing.  I paid for the game and I'm gonna enjoy every last minute of it by gosh!  I'm not in a hurry.  In Rayearth, talking to certain random characters can get you extra amulets as well.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on January 11, 2007, 12:13:10 AM
AH yes, good ol' working designs localization, eliminating all those Japanese idioms. I know alot of people that hate it too. Let's not forget:

>Nall (Lunar) mentioning tennant buildings in South Central LA

>Stand off of "Yo Mama" in Albert Odyssey

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on January 11, 2007, 12:31:07 AM
The best part is, I've always assumed very sexistly that women/girl gamerz are more likely to actually take the time to rummage through all the houses in RPG's.

And even if that arrogant assumption isn't true, the 'official' (EGM) stats say that girls make up a majority of nerd RPG players anyway.

I wonder if the ladies appreciate having their delicate sensibilities catered to?   :wink: :clap:  :dance:
I'm with Joe on this one, I seek out every nook and cranny when I play RPG's. First, I paid for the damn game and I want to get my money's worth (i.e. there's no need to rush through a game). Second, and I think a lot of you folks might feel the same way, many games encourage folks to obsessively / compulsively collect / explore stuff. So, my entire gaming life has trained me to scour games. Also, I prefer to see everything the first time through, since I usually don't replay an RPG for years.

Yes, I was the kid who wanted to read every story branch in the Choose Your Adventure Books :(.

That said, my patience is not limitless. I don't mind some degree of level-grinding, but it can get tedious.

EDIT: And for the record, I don't understand the WD haters. Look at the boring, generic localizations we were getting. If WD had done run-of-the-mill translations, it would have been lackluster. Part of the intrigue with WD is that they were goofy. Even if you thought the humor was juvenile, it was still better than the usual tripe. Plus, I would reckon that most folks who bought WD titles knew what to expect.

Anyway, I had written a nice post defending WD the other day, but I think I forgot to hit "post" because I don't see it in this thread. Ooops.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 11, 2007, 02:04:04 AM
El Viento,Streets of Rage 2,Hellfire,Twin Cobra,and Atomic Robo Kid. Really missed Streets of Rage 2.
Still like it more then SOR 3.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on January 11, 2007, 06:14:15 AM
I know WD gets crap from some gamers cause they say WD ruined the translations by not translating faithfully to the original script (also applies for many anime/manga dweebs whining about certain licensed translations vs. fansubs).  Now while it's true that WD randomly put in western-(or US) specific references that had nothing to do with the original script, I'd much rather take their style of translating than the other extreme of translating everything word-for-word.

If you ever take any recognized translation certification exams, and try to translate something in a literal fashion, they will fail you right away.  How do I know?  :oops: 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on January 11, 2007, 07:42:39 AM
Haha I thought the beat-off joke was pretty good.  And doesn't MKR take place in our present time?  The star wars joke would fit perfectly then.

My favorite WD humor I think was the town full of hicks in the first Lunar, I remember loving that place back when I first played through the game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on January 11, 2007, 09:19:30 AM
I don't know why so many people believe that it's only possible to englishize a game in one of two ways: Samurai Pizza Cats or a literal direct translation.

Just because someone doesn't appreciate some extreme cases of WD 'humour' or one or two particular company decisions, it doesn't mean that they hate WD.

And there's still a difference between juvenile themes/subject matter and bad writing/jokes. Just as a single joke's effectiveness is dependant on how well someone tells it. The new Family Guy doesn't even use punch lines with most of it's pop culture references anymore, they just shoehorn in a name or show a personality, and that's it. Where as before, it was at least part of an actual joke. Because the joke's the joke, not the name dropping.

We've got people here talking everyday about things they don't appreciate about the Turbo/PCE universe (like Turbochip manuals), but just because they're not blind fanboy console war whores doesn't mean that they hate the Turbo/PCE, otherwise they wouldn't be here in the first place.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on January 11, 2007, 10:13:22 AM
Samurai Pizza Cats
Whoa, this is too awesome to comprehend with! This would also make a great cartoon show.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 11, 2007, 11:58:03 AM
Quote from: Black_Tiger

Just because someone doesn't appreciate some extreme cases of WD 'humour' or one or two particular company decisions, it doesn't mean that they hate WD.


Exactly.  I have every Working Designs game for the Saturn and quite a few for the TG-16 and Sega CD.  I have one for the Playstation (that Taito shooting game that sucked ass).  I have none for the PS2.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on January 11, 2007, 04:21:18 PM
I don't know why so many people believe that it's only possible to englishize a game in one of two ways: Samurai Pizza Cats or a literal direct translation.

Just because someone doesn't appreciate some extreme cases of WD 'humour' or one or two particular company decisions, it doesn't mean that they hate WD.

And there's still a difference between juvenile themes/subject matter and bad writing/jokes. Just as a single joke's effectiveness is dependant on how well someone tells it. The new Family Guy doesn't even use punch lines with most of it's pop culture references anymore, they just shoehorn in a name or show a personality, and that's it. Where as before, it was at least part of an actual joke. Because the joke's the joke, not the name dropping.

We've got people here talking everyday about things they don't appreciate about the Turbo/PCE universe (like Turbochip manuals), but just because they're not blind fanboy console war whores doesn't mean that they hate the Turbo/PCE, otherwise they wouldn't be here in the first place.


Yeah, I know: I was responding moreso to the things I've read over the past few years about how lame WD was and how abominable Victor Ireland was. Our best discussion occurred a few months ago when NightWolve was here and we discussed the problems of literal translations. Until then, I had never known that there were so many folks (I was reading old threads and articles on various sites) who hated WD for, in their eyes, bastardizing the source material.

Emeril Rocker offers an objective reason to be upset with WD (promising to include extra features, or certain elements in a game, failing to deliver, and then lying about it... like the hidden boss in that PSX shooter)...

But even this isn't reason enough to dislike WD, and Emeril's list of such occurrences is short.

As far as delaying releases... I  don't have a problem with this. Yes, it is unfortunate, but I will never understand folks who get angry when a game is delayed. As long as I can play it, I'm happy. Timeframe is not important. I'm much more upset when a company announces a game and then cancels it, but even this isn't the worst thing in the world.

I've never seen Samurai Pizza Cats, but I'm sure it is bad. It takes a lot of work and creativity to make a serious, heartfelt localization -- in that sense, WD cut some corners by relying on Howard Stern humor instead of something more sophisticated. Nonetheless....

Quote from: Black_Tiger

Just because someone doesn't appreciate some extreme cases of WD 'humour' or one or two particular company decisions, it doesn't mean that they hate WD.


Exactly.  I have every Working Designs game for the Saturn and quite a few for the TG-16 and Sega CD.  I have one for the Playstation (that Taito shooting game that sucked ass).  I have none for the PS2.

Well, I've said this before, but I think it warrants a repeat:
1. WD revitalized TG-16 & TG-CD. The releases from NEC were getting pretty sparse and weren't too exciting. WD single-handedly injected some hope into the TG-16 scene. Now, I know what you're thinking: NEC might have released the same, or similar titles. Even if this had happened, they wouldn't have been as charming as WD's localization (unless, of course, WD handled it for them... which they did on an occasion or two, IIRC). Anyway, WD was the only worthwhile third-party... releasing many titles and all of them rocked, except for Exile 2.

2. WD was a saving grace for Sega CD. My brothers and I sure knew how to pick the winners. First we support TG-CD, then we put our faith in Sega. Of all the games we played (a lot), we were grateful for WD's offerings. Those titles alone justified the Sega CD, which might be pathetic, or a testament to WD's library, depending on how you feel :).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 11, 2007, 05:07:36 PM
Vasteeeel rocked?  Looked lame.  Lotsa hexagons.  Only terrorists like hexagons.

I do like WD's manuals.  But it cannot be denied that Victor Ireland was quite the asshat.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on January 12, 2007, 01:53:41 AM
Vasteeeel rocked?  Looked lame.  Lotsa hexagons.  Only terrorists like hexagons.

I do like WD's manuals.  But it cannot be denied that Victor Ireland was quite the asshat.
Yeah, I have to say that I really liked Vasteel.

Is there a collection of stories about Victor Ireland somewhere so I can read about what's he's done to earn his infamy? The "burning bridges" sort of stuff :).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 12, 2007, 04:57:12 AM
Same here,me and Black Tiger like Vasteel also. Its not perfect,but as far as those types of games goes it was done really well and I found I could play the game for hours. Most of the cd music is just great too.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: td741 on January 12, 2007, 05:02:42 AM
I really liked Vasteel as well... I was disappointed that Vasteel 2 didn't allow you to take full control of the battle sequences (still am).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on January 12, 2007, 08:17:09 AM
Vasteel may be my favorite WD game. To this day, I won't play any war sim that isn't hexagonalish(in other words, I've gotten into Vasteel, Nectaris 1 & Neo amd Iron Storm).

Although a lot of the visuals are run of the mill, some parts are amazing and the game has some of the best 'special effects' of any Turbo/PC Engine game. I still want to replay far enough through to capture some videos of, among other things, the stage with a transparant layer of background that peels off of itself into a new layer and then warps all over the place.

Its been a long time since I played it, but I remember wondering if they actually made models of every unit and then snapped photos of them at 8 angles for the battle sprites.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on January 12, 2007, 10:12:42 AM
Vasteel may be my favorite WD game. To this day, I won't play any war sim that isn't hexagonalish

...but not Starcraft?  :shock:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 14, 2007, 06:08:34 PM
Beat Metal Gear Solid:Twin Snakes this evening on the Wii. Next up will prob be Eternal Darkness.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on January 14, 2007, 07:45:29 PM
Vasteel may be my favorite WD game. To this day, I won't play any war sim that isn't hexagonalish

...but not Starcraft?  :shock:

I don't really ever try war sims, but one other I really liked is Lords of the Rising Sun. It also has one of the Turbo's best bad dubs.

I also tried Vasteel 2 but didn't like it. I would've been fine without the controlable battles if they'd kept the rest of the gameplay at least similar to the original.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on January 15, 2007, 01:32:59 PM
GC
Zelda TP:Can't find the rest of those pose.

Famicom
CV3
Mike Tyson Punch Out!! My copy of that came today from JGS  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on January 17, 2007, 05:58:37 AM
PS2
Guilty Gear X Plus (J) - My first time playing anything from the GG series. I like playing as Johnny, he moves all cool with cane sword, but I also prefer using Baiken b/c her guard cancels. I know the PS2 pad is not made for games like this, so I'm having a hard time pulling off hadoken moves (d,df,f + P). I need get myself one of those PS2 Saturn pads soon b/c I can't beat the arcade mode. it's embarrassing.  :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on January 17, 2007, 06:27:26 AM
Been playing Ys VI on PSP all day. I can NEVER get enough of Ys, it is insane!  :-"

Fantastic game. Loading times are pretty nasty in this one, but I put it on the memory stick and increased the clock speed to 333MHz (it natively runs at 222) and now the loading times are gone, and the frame rate is more than okay! Sweet!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on January 28, 2007, 07:59:06 PM
Famicom
Castlevania
Mike Tyson Punch Out

While ago i pickup some controllers from, Yobo with the turbo fire.

Much easier on my fingers now for when i need the turbo  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on January 28, 2007, 10:31:56 PM
PSP
Salamander Portable (worth it just for Xexex :))
Parodius Portable

DS
Trace Memory (been getting back big time into point and click style adventures)

Wii
Excite Truck

PC
Sam and Max Eps 1 and 2
Ys Origin (haven't played too much yet)
Lots of old Sierra adventure games (King's Quests, Space Quests, LSLs, Police Quests)

PCE
Psychic Storm
Loom

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on January 29, 2007, 06:21:40 AM
Hey Akamichi, what's up with Twinbee Portable? Why isn't it on your list? :wink:

I'm playing that now anyway, and Burnout Legends too. I love my PSP. (:

Gurumin PSP comes out in two weeks, I really can't wait, I'm going insane here. I absolutely loved that game, and finally playing it in English will be more than awesome.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on January 29, 2007, 07:54:10 AM
DS
Trace Memory (been getting back big time into point and click style adventures)
I was just reading about this game on Nintendo's site last night. Looks pretty cool, how do you like it so far? That new Hotel Dusk game that just came out looks awesome! Digital comics 4 life!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on January 30, 2007, 08:47:29 AM
Quote from: Seldane
Hey Akamichi, what's up with Twinbee Portable? Why isn't it on your list?
Hehe.  I was thinking about picking that one up too, but I never really got into any of the Twinbee games.  :(

DS
Trace Memory (been getting back big time into point and click style adventures)
I was just reading about this game on Nintendo's site last night. Looks pretty cool, how do you like it so far? That new Hotel Dusk game that just came out looks awesome! Digital comics 4 life!
Trace Memory seems pretty good so far.  I've played about 4 or so hours into it.  Before I picked it up, I kept reading about how people thought it was a good but underrated game.  Then I started reading about Hotel Dusk and that looked pretty cool too.  Found out that Cing made both games so when I saw Trace Memory for $20, I picked it up. :)

Probably order Hotel Dusk soon. 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 12, 2007, 06:22:21 PM
Famicom
Castlevania III Dracula Curse
Finsh CV1&2 a while back i had to refresh my memory.. to beat them again :oops:
Wii
Wii Sports
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 12, 2007, 06:29:40 PM
I borrowed Metal Slug Anthology for the Wii from a friend yesterday.  All I can say is:

Ew.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 12, 2007, 09:44:45 PM
Gurumin PSP
Rogue Galaxy PS2

Great games. I hope the PS3 will be as great as the PS2 has been (i e have tons of japanese rpgs). X0 and Wii isn't for me, I'll probably never get them.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on February 12, 2007, 09:53:06 PM
Taking a wee break from Phantasy star universe and currently playing Enchanted Arms on 360.. which seems an average RPG so far..
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on February 13, 2007, 03:47:31 AM
Gurumin PSP
Rogue Galaxy PS2

Great games. I hope the PS3 will be as great as the PS2 has been (i e have tons of japanese rpgs). X0 and Wii isn't for me, I'll probably never get them.

Which ever console gains a discernable lead (if any) will be the home of all the great RPGs. But since RPGs are becoming less popular, even in japan, chances are there won't be as many RPGs on any new system like there was for PS2.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on February 13, 2007, 04:39:24 AM
Gurumin PSP
Rogue Galaxy PS2

Great games. I hope the PS3 will be as great as the PS2 has been (i e have tons of japanese rpgs). X0 and Wii isn't for me, I'll probably never get them.

Which ever console gains a discernable lead (if any) will be the home of all the great RPGs. But since RPGs are becoming less popular, even in japan, chances are there won't be as many RPGs on any new system like there was for PS2.

Aren't japanese companies like Square-Enix thinking about making their games multi platform now? although I can't remember where I read that info from...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on February 13, 2007, 07:02:11 AM
Which ever console gains a discernable lead (if any) will be the home of all the great RPGs. But since RPGs are becoming less popular, even in japan, chances are there won't be as many RPGs on any new system like there was for PS2.
I'm not so sure how true that would be for X Box 360 unless it got really popular in Japan, but if Sony manages to keep decent enough sales with the PS3, then I think PS3 will probably have the most RPGs even without being the most popular. Seldane by RPGs do you mean action-RPGs because I recall you saying how much you hate turn-based RPGs?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 13, 2007, 01:25:15 PM
Pretty much action rpgs, yes. I don't play turn based rpgs.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 20, 2007, 04:28:41 PM
Famicom
The Goonies II
SMB3

Wii
Wii Play
WarioWare SmoothMoves

Still don't have my wii online yet  :oops:

While ago i'd pickup datel datamax but no luck so far.

If i can't get it to work i'll return it and get something else.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 21, 2007, 01:04:52 AM
Double Dragon 2 for the Mega Drive. Alot of people do not like this port,even though its rare. I love it. It has flaws,but over all is still pretty nice. Easily worth the 50 bucks spent.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 21, 2007, 03:29:57 AM
Rockman X3 (Sega Saturn)

EDIT: Holy shit! 777th post! lol
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 21, 2007, 10:12:46 AM
The most recent game I played was the newly purchased Sonic and the Secret of the Rings for the Wii.

Sucks dogshit.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 21, 2007, 11:04:39 AM
The most recent game I played was the newly purchased Sonic and the Secret of the Rings for the Wii.

Sucks dogshit.
I'm thinking about trying to pretend to be shocked, but it just isn't possible.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on February 21, 2007, 12:56:18 PM
The most recent game I played was the newly purchased Sonic and the Secret of the Rings for the Wii.

Sucks dogshit.
I keep hearing good things about this game. I'm interested in playing it, but whenever I find a new Sonic game that looks cool, it usually turns out sucking :( . I really thought Sonic Rush was going to be the comeback of Sonic, but I was wrong. I'll see if any video stores have it for rent.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 21, 2007, 01:18:44 PM
Doesn't it suck to be wrong?  I heard lots of good things about Wii Sonic as well.  One of these days I am going to make a New Year's resolution to stop being so goddamn gullible.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on February 21, 2007, 07:53:27 PM
FM-Towns
Image Fight: I said in my earlier post that I didn't like playing this game, but I totally changed my mind. This game is such a superb conversion. I've made all the all to Area 2 (stage 7), but I'm constantly pummeled in the meteor shower part. Need more practice.

PC Windows
Daikaisen - The Great Paci-Fish War (http://www.amusement-center.com/project/aiky/origin/kaisen/index.html): I think this the only rail-shooter by Compile. IIRC there's 5 stages but things don't get crazy until stage 4. Not all that exciting if you ask me.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 22, 2007, 02:46:57 AM
Rolins knows where its at.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on February 22, 2007, 03:04:28 AM
Hey Rolins... how would you compare the pce vs fm towns vs etc. versions of image fight? I'm casually familiar with the game, but I've spent nearly 100% of my time with the pce version.

Rolins knows where its at.
Absolutely. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on February 22, 2007, 04:15:43 AM
Hey Rolins... how would you compare the pce vs fm towns vs etc. versions of image fight? I'm casually familiar with the game, but I've spent nearly 100% of my time with the pce version.

Rolins knows where its at.
Absolutely. :)


I can't make a comparison just yet, maybe later. I'd have to go back to the playing the pce version, since its been a while and I don't remember how it measures up to the original.

I wasn't going to share this to anyone until I finished making videos of the whole game, but since you guys are curious I might as well. I've posted Stage 1-5 of the fm-towns version at Vimeo a few weeks back. The quality is better than youtube. They still transcode your video to flv but at a higher bitrate. This should give a better idea what the fm-towns version looks like.

Image Fight stages 1-5 (fm-towns) (http://www.vimeo.com/user:154778/clips)

Here's the god-awful video I posted on youtube just to see the difference in quality.

Edit: links should be working now

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Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on February 22, 2007, 08:07:29 AM
Hey Rolins... how would you compare the pce vs fm towns vs etc. versions of image fight? I'm casually familiar with the game, but I've spent nearly 100% of my time with the pce version.

Rolins knows where its at.
Absolutely. :)


I can't make a comparison just yet, maybe later. I'd have to go back to the playing the pce version, since its been a while and I don't remember how it measures up to the original.

I wasn't going to share this to anyone until I finished making videos of the whole game, but since you guys are curious I might as well. I've posted Stage 1-5 of the fm-towns version at Vimeo a few weeks back. The quality is better than youtube. They still transcode your video to flv but at a higher bitrate. This should give a better idea what the fm-towns version looks like.

Image Fight stages 1-5 (fm-towns) (http://www.vimeo.com/user:154778/clips)

Here's the god-awful video I posted on youtube just to see the difference in quality.
Stage1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GvMgr5rkHQ)

Edit: links should be working now

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Rock on! :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on February 23, 2007, 06:50:00 AM
Damn, that stage 3 music ROCKS.  Is ImageFight made by Irem?  I thought I heard some R-Type sounding stuff on stage 4s music.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 23, 2007, 10:45:19 AM
It's an Irem game, yes.

Currently playing Far Cry (PC). Been a long time since. Awesome game, too bad ALL the console ports/sequels are jokes... especially the recent Wii game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on February 23, 2007, 12:08:20 PM
It's an Irem game, yes.

Currently playing Far Cry (PC). Been a long time since. Awesome game, too bad ALL the console ports/sequels are jokes... especially the recent Wii game.
Well, apparently, all the console ports / sequels are a far cry from the orginal PC version. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 23, 2007, 12:27:45 PM
Indeed they are. :wink:

I just played it some more. It pissed me off. :x I suck at FPS games. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on February 23, 2007, 05:05:01 PM
I played the 360 Far Cry a little bit at my uncle's house once. Man the AI is incredibly stupid in that game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on February 23, 2007, 05:41:39 PM
Starting playing Oblivion again.  I really hated it for the longest time since Morrowind was way better, but since there's no other good western RPGs out right now and I'm f*cking sick of Jap RPGs for a while I figured I'd try it again.  Its actually really fun once I quit comparing it to Morrowind, hopefully I won't get sick of it before Bullet Witch comes out since that's the next game I want.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on February 23, 2007, 08:09:02 PM
PCE Double Dragon II.  I got it months ago, and beat it on normal setting, and I just stored in away.  Couldn't get any sleep, so I played in hard and beat it.  Man, is the last boss cheap.  The "best" ending is a motive to actually play it on hard.

Not the best, but a solid beat-em-up for the Duo.  I can't think of any other good beat-em-ups on the duo other than Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (River City Ransom).     

In fact, other than Riot Zone - which I'm not impressed with - I don't even know any other beat-em-ups for the PCE/TG.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 23, 2007, 08:48:59 PM
Tonight I played Gate of Thunder.  Who here is jealous of me?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 23, 2007, 08:59:19 PM
PCE Double Dragon II.  I got it months ago, and beat it on normal setting, and I just stored in away.  Couldn't get any sleep, so I played in hard and beat it.  Man, is the last boss cheap.  The "best" ending is a motive to actually play it on hard.

Not the best, but a solid beat-em-up for the Duo.  I can't think of any other good beat-em-ups on the duo other than Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (River City Ransom).     

In fact, other than Riot Zone - which I'm not impressed with - I don't even know any other beat-em-ups for the PCE/TG.

That crappy one with the women gangs and 50ies pop rock junk soundtrack. I think it was called Ane-San.
Yea I think the Genesis/Megadrive ruled these types of games. I dont think it was lack of power that kept alot more being produced for Pc Engine either. With the Arcade Card they could have made alot of them,or made them on Hu-Cards in large meg size.

 I think the only other real beat'em up I like that you didn't mention for Pc-Engine is Vigilante. I did like Double Dragon 2 for Pc-Engine,but I like the arcade game more and in the process enjoy playing the Mega Drive port more. People dump on Riot Zone alot,but I always liked it,and still do. It had the average amount of moves for a beat'em up,and it was fun to play to me,and the graphics were slightly above average considering the sprite size.

People always knock the lack of amount of moves,because Streets of Rage 2 has a ton,but they forget most other games in this genre like TMNT had only the simple button attack combo,a trow,special attack,and a jump attack. Not much more. I don't feel it broke any  molds in the genre but I still enjoyed it like other titles like Rival Turf. Not the best,but not the worst. The worst are titles like Ninja Clowns by IT,Battletoads/DoubleDragon,garbage like that.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 23, 2007, 09:02:53 PM
Tonight I played Gate of Thunder.  Who here is jealous of me?

Tonite I played trough and beat Dai Makaimura on MegaDrive. Who here is jealous of me?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 23, 2007, 10:05:41 PM
I promise I would be jealous if I knew what that was.  But since I don't you'll just have to be jealous of me as I go down and play Ghouls N' Ghosts on easy (which is disguised as "Professional") on the 16-bit Sega Genesis video entertainment super system.  It's 100% arcade perfect.  A guy named Air Raid or some such nonsense told me.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on February 24, 2007, 02:02:50 AM
I promise I would be jealous if I knew what that was.  But since I don't you'll just have to be jealous of me as I go down and play Ghouls N' Ghosts on easy (which is disguised as "Professional") on the 16-bit Sega Genesis video entertainment super system.  It's 100% arcade perfect.  A guy named Air Raid or some such nonsense told me.
Indeed, I have been playing the NES Strider and it is *nearly* arcade perfect, just as AirRaidX was fond of pointing out. ;)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 24, 2007, 02:08:33 AM
I played the 360 Far Cry a little bit at my uncle's house once. Man the AI is incredibly stupid in that game.

If the AI's anything like the PC game, it's stupid at the easier difficulties, but awesome at the hardest ones.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 24, 2007, 02:13:01 AM
I promise I would be jealous if I knew what that was.  But since I don't you'll just have to be jealous of me as I go down and play Ghouls N' Ghosts on easy (which is disguised as "Professional") on the 16-bit Sega Genesis video entertainment super system.  It's 100% arcade perfect.  A guy named Air Raid or some such nonsense told me.


LOL yea I heard people say alot of shit about him and make fun of him on youtube.The Genesis/Megadrive is far from perfect.Its a good port,but easily could have benefited from extra ram for more details. The Supergrafx version has more details in its stages,but its not perfect either. As far as the Sega port goes,its still pretty good,and its fun to play which is what counts. I am happy with its port.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on February 24, 2007, 05:55:46 AM
Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst.  Anyone else play this?

I loved PSO on DC and GC and now with those servers going down in april its good to have PSOBB online!!

And for free no-less!




TS
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on February 24, 2007, 04:38:35 PM
^^ I started playing a little, but I hate playing games on a computer so I quit pretty fast.  I bet a lot of people are going back to BB since Universe wasn't very good.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 24, 2007, 06:42:00 PM
Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst.  Anyone else play this?

I loved PSO on DC and GC and now with those servers going down in april its good to have PSOBB online!!

And for free no-less!
TS
Nope afther being burned out on PSO ep1&2 for the gc.

I just don't feel like messing around with PSO ever again.

Last year i'd pickup psu for the, PS2 when ever i get around to playing it online.

That will be the only online PS game i'll mess with.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 25, 2007, 01:42:43 AM
Played Bad Day LA last night. Despite every bad review the game got,I thought it was done pretty good.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on February 25, 2007, 04:13:22 AM
Haven't played much lately...

PS3:
VF5

DS:
Hotel Dusk - enjoying every minute

Wii:
Excite Truck
DBZ whatever-super-ultra-power-up-battle

That's been it since the beginning of the year.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 25, 2007, 05:12:46 AM
Oh! You have a PS3!

*Super-envy!* :shock:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on February 25, 2007, 02:52:07 PM
I got my oldest bro Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Wii) yesterday for his birthday and have been playing it practically non-stop with my brothers. Lots of fun and the multiplayer portion is totally underrated.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on February 25, 2007, 04:34:25 PM
Went through a quick run of Samurai Shodown IV on the Saturn.  There's something about slashing your opponent and seeing a splash of blood shoot out.  No other 2D fighter quite had that right like the SS series.

I'm annoyed that my original Sega 4M RAM cart doesn't work well with this game - it loads, but the sprites for the 2P characters gets all messed up.  It's with the 1M cart.  Anyone else have this game and have this problem?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 25, 2007, 05:26:41 PM
I'm annoyed that my original Sega 4M RAM cart doesn't work well with this game - it loads, but the sprites for the 2P characters gets all messed up.  It's with the 1M cart.  Anyone else have this game and have this problem?
Most snk ports are ment to run with the 1M Ram cart not 4M.

Other wise you will get a glitch in the graphics like you mention.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 25, 2007, 05:35:11 PM
Does Saturn Cotton 2  support the 4MB RAM cart, the 1MB RAM cart, or NO RAM cart?  Or all three?  I've always been confused about this, and I can't tell any difference.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on February 25, 2007, 09:05:41 PM
It doesn't support any of it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 25, 2007, 11:43:02 PM
KOF 97 will work with the 4 meg cart,but it has a longer load time initially with it if I remember right,which was kinda annoying. Really its best to use the 1 meg cart on all the SNK titles  I cant remember if the Real Bouts have problems or not,and I was thinking Metal Slug only liked the 1 meg cart,could be wrong on that though,as its been years since I messed with the Saturn ports.

My son got some Spongebob game for Wii, It actually controls well,and it seemed kinda fun,just not my type of game. So basically he has been playing that,and I am still playing Bad Day LA.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on February 26, 2007, 05:51:19 AM
Does Saturn Cotton 2  support the 4MB RAM cart, the 1MB RAM cart, or NO RAM cart?  Or all three?  I've always been confused about this, and I can't tell any difference.

You will hear extra sampled voices but thats it..

replaying lunar 2 eternal blue till my xbox 360 comes back from MS.. >.<
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on February 26, 2007, 06:00:09 AM
Real Bout Special will work fine with the 4MB cart, it even says right on the cover that it supports it.

As for Cotton 2, the Shin Force (http://www.shinforce.com/saturn/RAMCompatibility.htm) site says that it uses an optional 2MB mode, so I checked out the cover scan from here (http://covers.satakore.com/).

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o90/thumpin_termis/cotton.jpg)

And it says right there in the green/blue box that it supports it.  It's a little bit blurry and my Japanese isn't good enough to completely guess at all the Kanji, but it does seem to say that you can play without it, but if you do something about *voices* (the middle row sentence).

So some voices come out that you normally wouldn't hear?  I dunno.  If any Japanese speakers can make out the Kanjis, what the hell does it say? 

Welp, nevermind... what I wrote above... Seems like digi.k verified what I said (before I hit the post button).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on February 26, 2007, 07:28:21 AM
As for Cotton 2, the Shin Force (http://www.shinforce.com/saturn/RAMCompatibility.htm) site says that it uses an optional 2MB mode, so I checked out the cover scan from here (http://covers.satakore.com/).


Oh, and I'm not sure about the whole "2MB" mode for Cotton 2.  I'd bet that the voices would work fine with the 1MB cart, since the above cover only mentioned the regular RAM expansion cart (meaning 1MB cart).  But I don't have the game, so that's only an assumption.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on February 26, 2007, 08:43:07 AM
I've only tested Cotton 2 with Capcom's 4MB ram cart so I can't say if its compatible with anything else...

Well when you boot up cotton 2 for the first time you get these 2 screens I think they basically to tell you if you dont have enough ram to save your game etc...

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/Image0226-2130CVBS.jpg)

This one tells you about the external memory save cart.
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/Image0226-2130CVBS1.jpg)

And finally on the title screen it will tell you that its detected the memory expansion
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/Image0226-2140CVBS.jpg)


You can view the whole game here..

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on February 26, 2007, 11:02:37 AM
Trying to get Rockman X3 Saturn version complete on youtube. I'm first videotaping it, THEN capturing it.

On top of that I have ALOT of editing to do because of the loading times.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 26, 2007, 11:03:32 AM
Back when I had Real Bout Special,I had the Real Bout Collection that had both Special and normal Real Bout. I just don't remember if both games work fine with the 4 meg cart. Same with KOF 96. I remember Samurai Spirits 3 working ok with 4 Meg cart...

KOF 95  had its own ram cart,and Fighters History Dynamite too I think. Marvel Super Heroes used the 4 Meg for sure,and I think could use the 1 meg cart also. Even the USA release worked with the 4 meg cart. Galaxy Fight didn't need it,but I think for a good experience Waku Waku 7 and Astra Superstars did need  a ram cart. Pocket Fighter was improved with the ram carts too I think. Ultraman had its own ram cart it needed,but man that game sucked badly. Fatal Fury 3 did not use one,and neither did World heroes perfect. Then you have the other Capcom releases that used the 4 meg cart,and a couple others I think.

Just been way too long since I had any of those SNK ports and messed with them. I am just more inclined to own the Neo carts these days.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 28, 2007, 03:50:27 PM
Wii/VC
Zelda LTTP
Super Castlevania IV
Wii Play

Famicom
The Goonies II:My memory is fuzzy on playing this.

Btw the selection on the vc is nice but i don't like there prices.

I'll probably won't be spending to much on it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on March 01, 2007, 03:04:49 AM
Tried some Mega Man: Powered up for PSP. Mega Man sucks.

Also played some Ys The Oath in Felghana a moment ago, it sucks too. :P

Think I'll go back to Rogue Galaxy PS2 again, excellent game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on March 15, 2007, 03:41:12 PM
Wii
GC Lego Starwars 1&2
VC Zelda LTTP

NeoGeo MVS
Nam 1975
Twinklestar Sprites:Took a while to get this and what it go's for as of late is alot, but it was worth 'it to me  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on March 15, 2007, 04:27:42 PM
For some odd reason Psychic Force and Fray in Magical Adventure CD materialized in my mailbox today.  For that reason I decided to play them.  And those are the two games I have played today.  Fray is tough.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on March 15, 2007, 07:58:03 PM
Just recently modified my favorite msx joystick the XE-1PRO using the Atari retrokit (http://retrousb.com/kits.html). Opted to modify it b/c it's DB9 cable got mangled, and rather than repair it I decided to install a usb cable instead. Installing the retrokit was absolutely painless. About 13 solder points is all it takes, and results are worth it. The joystick is responsive and buttons are sensitive, just how I remembered it. Got into playing some shmups through BlueMSX and Mame. Works especially well with all the maniac shooters from Cave.

I'm thinking of ordering the saturn retrokit. I got few spare saturn pads lying around, and I need the best gamepad for playing SNK and Capcom fighting games on mame.

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4493/xe1prousb2og1.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on March 15, 2007, 08:00:58 PM
Tried some Mega Man: Powered up for PSP. Mega Man sucks.

How dare you disgrace the almighty MEGA MAN! The legendary video game character and franchise!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on March 16, 2007, 04:12:06 AM
I finished the main quest in TES IV: Oblivion yesterday. Damn fun game, but now the best part is over. Will I keep playing it? Probably. For a while, anyway. This is how games should look graphically.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on March 16, 2007, 04:27:36 AM
Just recently modified my favorite msx joystick the XE-1PRO using the Atari retrokit (http://retrousb.com/kits.html). Opted to modify it b/c it's DB9 cable got mangled, and rather than repair it I decided to install a usb cable instead. Installing the retrokit was absolutely painless. About 13 solder points is all it takes, and results are worth it. The joystick is responsive and buttons are sensitive, just how I remembered it. Got into playing some shmups through BlueMSX and Mame. Works especially well with all the maniac shooters from Cave.

I'm thinking of ordering the saturn retrokit. I got few spare saturn pads lying around, and I need the best gamepad for playing SNK and Capcom fighting games on mame.

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4493/xe1prousb2og1.jpg)

 


Man that is slick!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on March 16, 2007, 12:37:13 PM
I am about to play some Master System games that arrived in the mail today.  Who here is jealous of me?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on March 16, 2007, 01:35:33 PM
I am about to play some Master System games that arrived in the mail today.  Who here is jealous of me?

I'm jealous only because I won't have time to play any Master System games over the next few days.

I did pick up my second Gam*Boy earlier this week, this time with working fm sound, and my first batch of Korean pirate(?) Mark III games. The best part is that it came with two good condition Gam*Boy pads, which I didn't have before.

Pretty much my weekly dose of gaming consisted of testing out those knock off carts, mainly Ghost House.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on March 16, 2007, 06:42:35 PM
@ Tron
How does GC Lego Star Wars part 2 compare to part 1?  I bought part 1 for my brother-in-law and nephews a while back and am curious if you think that it was worth picking up part 2.  We've all enjoyed part 1, except for the annoying camera angles sometimes.

@ Joe Redifer
I'm a little bit jealous, so I'll just cry myself to sleep tonight and dream of MSX support for US Wiis.  Enjoy your new games.  :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on March 16, 2007, 08:58:37 PM
@ Tron
How does GC Lego Star Wars part 2 compare to part 1?  I bought part 1 for my brother-in-law and nephews a while back and am curious if you think that it was worth picking up part 2.  We've all enjoyed part 1, except for the annoying camera angles sometimes.
I haven't realy took time to play 2 yet.

I list it since i plan to play it afther i finsh 1.

Most of the reponse i've seen on 2 are good the one thing i do know, is that you can carry the characters from 1 on to 2.

I just got both not too long ago from circuit city.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on March 17, 2007, 02:31:21 AM
I am pretty jealous as well. Sega Master System rules. A LOT! Come to think of it, I think I will need to buy some new games as well. OT: Recommendations?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on March 17, 2007, 05:58:41 PM
Thanks Tron - I'll pick up 2 if I can find a good deal.  It'll keep the rug monkeys entertained even if it isn't any better than the first one.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on March 17, 2007, 06:16:38 PM
Thanks Tron - I'll pick up 2 if I can find a good deal.  It'll keep the rug monkeys entertained even if it isn't any better than the first one.
NP i bought them afther hearing how entertaining they are.

I was even surpise to found out that even older gamers play them, so i thought i give them a try.

Sure there kids games but there fun and (unlocking stuff) in it isn't a hassle either compare... to alot of modern games these days.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 04, 2007, 04:43:21 PM
NeoGeo MVS
Twinklestar Sprites
KOF 2000:Just got it in kit form a while ago.

PS2
CCC2
CCC1
Taito Legends:Man i'm bum out that vol2 is now listed tba for the u.s  :x

Famicom
Batman
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on April 04, 2007, 05:46:47 PM
WWF Wrestlefest arcade game pcb, King of Fighters 2003 MVS.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on April 06, 2007, 06:46:51 PM
Galaxy Deka Gayvan.  Goddamn this game sucks.  I decided to try it out after reading some positive reviews on this beat-em up, but a friend and I couldn't stand it for more than 20 minutes.  Plays something like Battletoads (which I liked), without any up-down movements and a crappy list of moves.  Ugh...

Gates of Thunder.  Call me a hater, but I honestly don't see why this game is held in such high regards.  I personally feel that a lot of other "16-bit shooters" around this era beats the hell out of this game.  Overall, it's a good shooter for sure with good graphics and music, but the weapon system is pretty weak, the bosses aren't that impressive, and not that challenging overall.  I just don't think it's up to par with shooters like LoT, Spriggan, Gaires, TF3-4, etc, etc.

Sapphire.  Probably the best damn looking game on the Duo.  I still don't think it's the best shooter on this system, but definitely top 3 or 4.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on April 06, 2007, 07:14:27 PM
Galaxy Deka Gayvan.  Goddamn this game sucks.  I decided to try it out after reading some positive reviews on this beat-em up, but a friend and I couldn't stand it for more than 20 minutes.  Plays something like Battletoads (which I liked), without any up-down movements and a crappy list of moves.  Ugh...
Sucks to hear this, I've been really wanting to play this game for a few years. I generally don't hear much about it, so I'm not entirely sure what to expect but the screenshots look cool. Thanks for clarifying that it had no up and down movement, I was always wondering if it did or not.

Quote from: thumpin_thermis
Gates of Thunder.  Call me a hater, but I honestly don't see why this game is held in such high regards.  I personally feel that a lot of other "16-bit shooters" around this era beats the hell out of this game.  Overall, it's a good shooter for sure with good graphics and music, but the weapon system is pretty weak, the bosses aren't that impressive, and not that challenging overall.  I just don't think it's up to par with shooters like LoT, Spriggan, Gaires, TF3-4, etc, etc.
GoT took me awhile to fully appreciate it, now I think it's way up there as one of the best shooters ever made. Though it was definitely on the easy side, the action was consistent and didn't leave you bored, especially during parts of the level where the speed increases.

The level progression, in my opinion, is what really crushed other shooters at the time. In a level like 6, you fly over a spectacular city scape, shift down into a corridor with gigantic missles filling up the screen launching at you, blaze through a secret underground passage and eventually make your way into an eerie water drainage room where you face a ED-209 knock off - it's fascinating to the max.

I'd also like to quickly comment on the weapon system. Though it's not much, it's really all you need. A game like Thunder Force gives you a nice variety of weapons, but Gates gives you the three weapons you'll only need and it makes cycling through weapons a lot easier. On top of that, the three weapons themselves look pretty cool.  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on April 06, 2007, 08:02:22 PM
Galaxy Fight on NeoGeo MVS. Beat it with Gunter.
Samurai Showdown 3 MVS.
Mega Race 1 and 2 PC.
Quake 1 PC.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 06, 2007, 11:23:46 PM
I'm currently playing Mysterious Dungeon 2 SFC. Damn that roguelike! I love starting over from the VERY beginning every time you die. :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: gundarN on April 07, 2007, 12:35:26 AM
I'm still working through Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

Quality.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on April 07, 2007, 07:07:29 PM
Currently suffering through Exile: WP - nice hit detection, ya bunch of bastards.

Galaxy Fight on NeoGeo MVS. Beat it with Gunter.
Samurai Showdown 3 MVS.
Mega Race 1 and 2 PC.
Quake 1 PC.
Love the NIN in Quake.  :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TJ on April 09, 2007, 08:33:36 AM
I haven't been here in months! How's everybody?

 Recently played through Zelda: Twilight Princess on the GC and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin on the DS. Never did get around to finishing Okami yet. Currently playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance on the X360. And waiting for PCE Tengai Makyo and Download to show up in the mail. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on April 09, 2007, 09:50:26 AM
Whoa, long time no see, TJ. How are 'ya?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 09, 2007, 11:17:27 AM
I started on Gunman's Proof (SFC) last night and finished it today. Short game, but kind of fun.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on April 09, 2007, 11:42:13 AM
thanks to Keranu, after 3 years of collecting dust out of fear of the language barrier, I'm finally making progress on Fuun Kabuki Den. Currently in Sagano village leveling up. Can't wait to get to London where there's kana to read. I'll also be putting up my boss battles on YouTube. Playing this has also become a somewhat educational experience too, picking up some new Japanese words here and there, actually SEEING the characters while hearing them get spoken.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 09, 2007, 12:18:28 PM
I'm playing Light Crusader for the Genesis, developed by Treasure. I'm slowly finding out why I've never heard of this game before. It's a really slow plodding ARPG where you can't skip the conversations!  #-o

The production is top notch, it's just really boring. I give it a 7.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 09, 2007, 03:17:50 PM
I'm playing Light Crusader for the Genesis, developed by Treasure. I'm slowly finding out why I've never heard of this game before. It's a really slow plodding ARPG where you can't skip the conversations!  #-o

The production is top notch, it's just really boring. I give it a 7.
Not one of Treasure best i use to play it alot on the sega channel.

Still it's puzzles can drive any body crazy.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on April 09, 2007, 04:09:31 PM
No gaming today,building yet another Supergun.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 09, 2007, 09:13:04 PM
I'm playing Light Crusader for the Genesis, developed by Treasure. I'm slowly finding out why I've never heard of this game before. It's a really slow plodding ARPG where you can't skip the conversations!  #-o

The production is top notch, it's just really boring. I give it a 7.

Dude, this game rules. One of the best puzzle games I have played. It's a dungeon crawler and you never have to talk to people again. Easily Treasure's best game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on April 09, 2007, 10:33:26 PM
I played me some Super Fantasy Zone today since the cartridge looks so awesome.  I was looking at the cart the whole time since it is so great.  That may explain my poor performance in the game (only got up to the final level and that's it).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 10, 2007, 03:57:05 AM
Easily Treasure's best game.

Hells yeah. Not counting Gunstar Heroes, Guardian Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, or Ikaruga. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 12, 2007, 05:00:41 PM
NeoGeo
Kof 2000
Twinklestar Sprites

Famicom/FDS
Guardian Legend
Zanac

DC
Exelica Trigger Heart

Mame
Contra
Super Contra

I Finally got a PC Joybox 3in1 man it's great useing a Saturn Controller on Mame.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 13, 2007, 04:23:14 AM
NeoGeo
Kof 2000
Twinklestar Sprites

Famicom/FDS
Guardian Legend
Zanac


FTW to ALL of those....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on April 13, 2007, 06:27:53 AM
NEOGEO MVS

KOF 2003
KOF 1999
KOF1998
KOF1996
Galaxy Fight
Art of Fighting


normal arcade game pcbs:
Japanese board of Victory Road,which I beat last night,Japanese P.O.W. board which I beat the other day, and USA version of WWF Wrestlefest by Technos which I play and beat often in tag team mode. Wrestlefest is possibly the greatest wrestling game ever,besides Fire Pro 6 Man Scramble and 3 Count Bout. Infact it easily smashes 3 Count Bout. Its made by the Double Dragon 1 and 2 arcade team and has some of the best old wrestlers alive or dead. The Road Warriors,Demolition,SGT. Slaughter,Mr. Perfect,crack addict Jake the Snake Roberts,ect. If you use Mame you should load the rom up. If you actually have  a Supergun,and feel like trowing the cash down on a investment,buy the arcade board. It has been getting rarer and going up in value past couple of years.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 16, 2007, 03:43:40 AM
Been playing some PS1 today. Started over at SOTN again yesterday, and it is still so much fun even though I've played through it twice in the past six months. I love that game.

I also got around to playing Legend of Mana seriously for the first time. I've been saving it because I've been hoping it would be good. I'm always looking forward to playing new Mana games but...

I'm ALWAYS super disappointed! Why, oh why can't I learn that the Mana games are shit? This is horrible. Such an abysmal game. Top notch graphics and sound, as with every Square game, but that's it. The game is freaking unplayable. Running at 5 FPS max, this game is insanely slow, and the battle system's a joke, as with every Mana game. Damn it. I wanted to enjoy this game, but as it sucks - I can't possibly do that, I cannot even remotely enjoy it. Oh the horror.

Totally looking forward to trying that new PS2 Mana game though! It will rule!

(I know it'll suck, but as I said before - I can't help but look forward to the next Mana game like crazy.)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 16, 2007, 03:52:45 AM
Why, oh why can't I learn that the Mana games are shit?

I love Secret Of Mana 1. I hate 2, and have never played any of the others.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 16, 2007, 04:01:44 AM
The first game (for Game Boy) is all right. The second (Secret of Mana) is all right too I guess, but it is flawed in many ways. The third game is pretty good, but this is the game that introduced the rightfully entitled doom death horrorific™ battle system.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: runinruder on April 16, 2007, 05:08:26 AM
Yeah, Legend of Mana is HORRIBLE.  I traded it away the second I had the chance, and the guy I traded it to sold it off soon thereafter. 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: thewestexit on April 16, 2007, 05:14:50 AM
I started Lunar SSS MPEG version this weekend, looking forward to finally going through this game.

Also started playing EspGaluda PS2 again, now I can usually get to stage 4 without getting hit.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on April 16, 2007, 09:05:50 AM
Yeah I can't stand the Mana games either, especially part 2, it's just a mess.  For once I completely agree with Seldane.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 16, 2007, 11:02:03 AM
Well Seldane at least you can sleep at night knowing that Secret Of Mana isn't as shitty as Secret Of Evermore...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 16, 2007, 04:01:59 PM
NeoGeo
Kof 2000
Twinklestar Sprites

Famicom/FDS
Guardian Legend
Zanac

DC
Exelica Trigger Heart

Mame
Contra
Super Contra

I finally got a PC Joybox 3in1 man it's great useing a Saturn controller on Mame.


FTW to ALL of those....
Btw what does FTW mean?

Still i can add more to the list.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on April 16, 2007, 04:11:17 PM
For The Win. Means "it's a good thing". I think it comes from WoW (World of Warcraft).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on April 16, 2007, 07:20:15 PM
Today I played every single game that SEISMIC ever released.  It was great.  I have guards protect my Seismic collection 24/7.  The games are:

Air Diver - Yeah!
Hellfire - Yeah!
MUSHA - Yeah!
RC Grand Prix - SMS - Yeah!
Super Hydlide - Yeah!

By playing all 5 Seismic games on my Genesis in a row, it unlocked MORE RAW POWER for my Genesis to consume, and it makes Blast Processing even more impressive (which I thought would be impossible).  Another thing that is interesting is that if for any reason my electricity goes out, I can just put all 5 Seismic games in their cases next to each other (touching), and the raw power generated is enough to power my entire neighborhood for months!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: gundarN on April 16, 2007, 08:01:51 PM
I just got PC Denjin (Air Zonk).

How come it's so much better than CD Denjin (Super Air Zonk)?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on April 16, 2007, 09:03:30 PM
dang, I know what you mean. That cd denjin really sucks balls, haha. I was seriously let down. I still like it tho.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 17, 2007, 12:32:08 AM
Wow, I need some Seismic games as well. Sorry, SEISMIC games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on April 23, 2007, 02:18:51 PM
I'm playing Star Ocean 2 so I can unlock the awesome voice acting to play whenever I want.  The only game that has better voice acting is Shenmue.

"Herrrre's Mister Enemy!!!"
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on April 25, 2007, 11:13:19 AM
Nes
Metroid: (-.-)zzZ

Arcade
Dangun Feveron: I can't believe Cave never bother to make a console port of this. Another vertical shooter but with disco themes and dancing men icons. The disco music suits the intensity of the game, and the bombs attack with huge dancing shadows. Weird? Yeah, but it's insanely fun. I gotta find me the OST to this game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 25, 2007, 11:34:39 AM
Playing a lot of FLATOUT 2 (PC). This might be the best racing game I have played. It is so much fun! It's not all that pretty though, not even on top settings. It certainly looks good enough though.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on April 25, 2007, 01:50:09 PM
PSU of course!

been trying to take a decent shot of the game with the digi camera but most of the time they either just come out blurry or really strong contrast and blue tones.. so I'm happy with this snap XD

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/meeeeeeee.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 28, 2007, 07:21:22 AM
Final Fight III (SNES): This game kicks ass! I got the actual cart for FREE at work (I work at an auction house, UNBELIEVABLE perks) and I've been playing it like crazy. Awesome all around, and a damn good addition to my personal SNES collection, which consists of Gradius 3, Secret Of Mana, Illusion Of Gaia, Mega Man X2 and Final Fight 3. Now all I need is Cybernator, R-TYPE II, Space Megaforce, Rock and Roll Racing, Sparkster, Axelay, and Soul Blazer and I can die happy. I have other SNES games, but they belong to the whole family.

Epic Extreme Pinball (DOS) OMFG THIS GAME RULES! Great pinball action, cool tables and AWESOME MOD music! I'm playing it on an old AMD K6-2 300MHZ I have, it's one of my favorite games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 28, 2007, 07:43:15 AM
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Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 28, 2007, 07:56:54 AM
And I'm still playing FLATOUT 2 for PC. Gotten really good at it. This game RULES! Best racing game I have ever played!!


I would play it if it weren't for the fact that:

1. It's overly redneck and

2. it has StarForce copy protection (aka Systemf*cker).

I only have Paint at the moment, so please forgive the nasty JPEG artifacts.


http://www.irfanview.com (http://www.irfanview.com/) -You can thank me later.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 28, 2007, 08:36:35 AM
Only the European version has the Star Force protection system. The North American release features Securom V7.

PS: Redneck rules.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 28, 2007, 04:12:49 PM
DC
Exelica Heart Trigger

GC/GB Player
Drill Dozer

Not much... else at the monent still i am looking at what pce games to buy next.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 30, 2007, 10:32:22 AM
Got Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition (PSP) today. You can choose English text in the main menu, even though it is the Japanese version. Odd. But good.

I've never been interested in FF1 'til now. This could very well be the best-looking 2d game ever (it looks especially nice on the PSP's fancy wide screen lcd), and the music is just fantastic, the gameplay rocks (the battle system is really speedy!). Just hold one button and it'll choose the battle command and scroll through all the boring messages in the battles, etc. No button mashing needed, in other words. Just hold that button and walk around to gain some levels. :wink:

Looking forward to #2.

AWESOME game. Get it now! I'm looking at you, Black_Tiger. :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on April 30, 2007, 11:48:26 AM
Got Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition (PSP) today. You can choose English text in the main menu, even though it is the Japanese version. Odd. But good.

I've never been interested in FF1 'til now. This could very well be the best-looking 2d game ever (it looks especially nice on the PSP's fancy wide screen lcd), and the music is just fantastic, the gameplay rocks (the battle system is really speedy!). Just hold one button and it'll choose the battle command and scroll through all the boring messages in the battles, etc. No button mashing needed, in other words. Just hold that button and walk around to gain some levels. :wink:

Looking forward to #2.

AWESOME game. Get it now! I'm looking at you, Black_Tiger. :wink:

I wouldn't mind trying them but I already have played the remakes on the GBA....   I'm just waiting for FF3 for DS this friday when it finally hits uk/europe.....

for some strange reason I'm just dying to replay the Tactics Ogre which came out yeaaars ago on the GBA.. I wished I never sold it >__<

But been playing space invaders plus on the pc engine XD
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on April 30, 2007, 12:10:35 PM
JAKI CRUSH!!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on April 30, 2007, 12:46:24 PM
I've been playing some FF3 DS today too. It's a fine game, you'll probably like it. Technically impressive for being a DS game, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on May 01, 2007, 12:23:57 PM
I'm pretty bummed out right now.

Made an unsuccessful and aggravating attempt at making a video to put on YouTube trying to finish off Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (Super Famicom) from stage 4 and up. Stages 4 and 6 are the brick walls because it's one of those shooter stages with high speed scrolling and tight spaces and boss battles just drag on and on and on.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on May 01, 2007, 02:32:49 PM
I just got PC Denjin (Air Zonk).

How come it's so much better than CD Denjin (Super Air Zonk)?

Air Zonk was made by the team that did Coryoon.

Super Air Zonk was probably made by some other group.

I'm guessing that neather was directly done by Red.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on May 02, 2007, 10:09:26 AM
Saturn:
Batsugun
Bio Hazard - going for the knife run

PC Windows:
Resident Evil - This was released in the US, but the most interesting part about this version was the intro is uncensored and in full color, def alot better than watching it in b&w.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on May 02, 2007, 01:16:33 PM
Saturn:
Batsugun
Bio Hazard - going for the knife run

PC Windows:
Resident Evil - This was released in the US, but the most interesting part about this version was the intro is uncensored and in full color, def alot better than watching it in b&w.
Yep,pc version is the nicest of them before the Gamecube remake.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 03, 2007, 11:34:40 AM
Zelda Four F****** Swords Adventures. Single player. Used to play it with three friends and four GBAs but that sucked. Single player is more fun (multi player adventure game... doesn't work for me). :) AWESOME game! Get it today!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on May 03, 2007, 11:58:15 AM
Zelda Four F****** Swords Adventures. Single player. Used to play it with three friends and four GBAs but that sucked. Single player is more fun (multi player adventure game... doesn't work for me). :) AWESOME game! Get it today!

Play it with all your hands and feet. Post this on Youtube. Become a hero.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 03, 2007, 12:09:19 PM
It needs to be done. It will be done.


...By me.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on May 03, 2007, 12:25:50 PM
Godspeed, sir.  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: SuperDeadite on May 03, 2007, 12:37:05 PM
Currently Playing:
PC-Engine: Sapphire, Devil's Crash
PS1: Gradius Gaiden
XBox360: The iDOLM@STER
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on May 04, 2007, 10:26:58 AM
FF III which just hit UK shores this friday >.>
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: offsidewing on May 05, 2007, 05:25:08 AM
Right now I'm alternating time between Cosmic Fantasy 2 and NHL 2k7.

I'm thinking about blogging my current CF2 experience since it's been 12 years since I last played it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 05, 2007, 05:30:05 AM
Totally do that!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on May 05, 2007, 08:34:16 AM
I just got Snk Vs. Capcom Cardfighters DS.

Put in about an hour-  so far not as fun as the NGPC original.....
It has horrific translation, I almost feel like turning the damn thing off every time I win.  The screen says "congratulation"  I mean seriously!


Probably not a good sign.....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 05, 2007, 03:38:52 PM
I'm pretty bummed out right now.

Made an unsuccessful and aggravating attempt at making a video to put on YouTube trying to finish off Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (Super Famicom) from stage 4 and up. Stages 4 and 6 are the brick walls because it's one of those shooter stages with high speed scrolling and tight spaces and boss battles just drag on and on and on.
So, have you made another attempt? I've always heard good things about this game, but I've never played it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on May 05, 2007, 06:17:55 PM
Macross is the absolute best shooter on SNES by miles, nothing else except maybe R-Type III even comes close.  That game rules.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on May 06, 2007, 08:22:35 PM
It has horrific translation, I almost feel like turning the damn thing off every time I win.  The screen says "congratulation"  I mean seriously!

Probably not a good sign.....

I think it is a good sign as all good SNK games have awful translations!  The original Card Fighters had an awful translation as well, it was impossible to decipher any of the abilities of a card until you used them for the first time.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on May 08, 2007, 04:09:39 AM
I'm pretty bummed out right now.

Made an unsuccessful and aggravating attempt at making a video to put on YouTube trying to finish off Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (Super Famicom) from stage 4 and up. Stages 4 and 6 are the brick walls because it's one of those shooter stages with high speed scrolling and tight spaces and boss battles just drag on and on and on.
So, have you made another attempt? I've always heard good things about this game, but I've never played it.


Not for real, but I used emulation as a training tool, using save states for the stages I've had the most trouble with, especially 4.

You should really pick this shooter up, got it for $50 from Carlson/16 bit. It's like R-Type, memorization is the key. This is also a total rip off of the Darius series, as it has that force field that can convert enemies to helpers.
 
It's a tough game cause it's practically easy to get caught off guard by enemies as they swoop in pretty damn fast from all angles. Again I also stress out that boss battles get kinda tiresome, the kind that after good long while of fighting, it makes you scream "DIE GODDAMMIT!!" at the TV screen and get a burst of relief just from watching it explode.

In fact here's someone else's vid of Macross Scrambled Valkyrie beaten in 60 seconds :p

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Tatsujin on May 12, 2007, 06:27:58 PM
super mario land GB
contra arcade DS
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 13, 2007, 05:11:11 PM
Joust - 2600
Combat -2600
Kaboom! - 2600

Summary: Excellent, fun, yay! I had never played my 2600 through speakers + subwoofer before... it sounded somewhat goofy, but I'll be doing it again in the future. Kaboom!


And on my phone:
Bonk's Return - Goddam! The ice level has a tricky jump! The controls on cell phones suck!
Might & Magic - Why do I continue to buy games for my phone? This is fun, though.
Scrabble Blast - I can't beat my top scores, so I am frustrated. I wish you were ranked by a formula that could include score + elapsed time, because then I could have some wiggle room. Shame on the developers for not implementing this feature.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 13, 2007, 05:34:59 PM
Been playing SVC Chaos for my 16-bit Neo Geo AES system.  This 16-bit game is great, but the last boss is really cheap.  There is also some other cheap dude who keeps throwing tornadoes at you again and again.  That's all he does!  It is obviously an SNK character since Capcom characters are better and more balanced (and have more than 1 or 2 moves).

I also beat Fatal Fury 2 for my 16-bit Neo Geo AES.  It pretty much sucks.  The dual-layer thing is retarded.  I couldn't even figure out how to switch layers, or even why I'd want to in the first place.  The graphics are pretty bad in a lot of places.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on May 14, 2007, 02:48:53 AM
Been playing SVC Chaos for my 16-bit Neo Geo AES system.  This 16-bit game is great, but the last boss is really cheap.  There is also some other cheap dude who keeps throwing tornadoes at you again and again.  That's all he does!  It is obviously an SNK character since Capcom characters are better and more balanced (and have more than 1 or 2 moves).

I also beat Fatal Fury 2 for my 16-bit Neo Geo AES.  It pretty much sucks.  The dual-layer thing is retarded.  I couldn't even figure out how to switch layers, or even why I'd want to in the first place.  The graphics are pretty bad in a lot of places.

1. You don't have to advertise that the Neo is 16-bit, because we all know that (although see number 2). Saying it over and over just makes you sound pretentious.

2. It's not even true that it's a 16-bit system. It's not a 24-bit system. The proper way to refer to it is to say "The Neo·Geo is a system with a 16-bit processor and an 8-bit processor".
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on May 14, 2007, 08:11:34 AM
1. You don't have to advertise that the Neo is 16-bit, because we all know that (although see number 2). Saying it over and over just makes you sound pretentious.

Why are you even saying this?  I know there is a heat wave across most of the country and it is hard to keep cool, but in this situation I just grab me a lemonade!  8)

2. It's not even true that it's a 16-bit system. It's not a 24-bit system. The proper way to refer to it is to say "The Neo·Geo is a system with a 16-bit processor and an 8-bit processor".

By the time you say that whole line to someone they will have fallen asleep though.  :shock:

Been playing SVC Chaos for my 16-bit Neo Geo AES system.  This 16-bit game is great, but the last boss is really cheap.  There is also some other cheap dude who keeps throwing tornadoes at you again and again.  That's all he does!  It is obviously an SNK character since Capcom characters are better and more balanced (and have more than 1 or 2 moves).

My opinion of SVC Chaos is that is sucks complete donkey dick.  I love the artwork and back-and-forth between characters before a battle, but my god, the game is almost as unbalanced as MvC 2.

I also beat Fatal Fury 2 for my 16-bit Neo Geo AES.  It pretty much sucks.  The dual-layer thing is retarded.  I couldn't even figure out how to switch layers, or even why I'd want to in the first place.  The graphics are pretty bad in a lot of places.

That's s shame, Fatal Fury 2 (and Special which is just an improved remix of 2) is a very solid game if you can get past the graphics.  Really nice game balance and everything.  Of all the early SNK fighters it has stood the test of time the best.

Kaboom! - 2600

I really want to play Kaboom! again but every set of Atari 2600 paddles that I have ever owned have broken the instant I have looked at them.  Kaboom! is a truly awesome game, maybe even Activision's finest during an era where they made nothing but good games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on May 14, 2007, 09:46:45 AM
2. It's not even true that it's a 16-bit system. It's not a 24-bit system. The proper way to refer to it is to say "The Neo·Geo is a system with a 16-bit processor and an 8-bit processor".

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong! The proper way to refer to it is simply "Neo·Geo".  If they don't understand, then that's when the beat down begins.  Be sure to toss in a few "100 Mega Shocks" and "Giga Powers" while you're explaining the Neo·Geo with your fists.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: offsidewing on May 14, 2007, 11:19:08 AM
**and I hold my breath**
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on May 14, 2007, 11:25:56 AM
I really want to play Kaboom! again but every set of Atari 2600 paddles that I have ever owned have broken the instant I have looked at them.  Kaboom! is a truly awesome game, maybe even Activision's finest during an era where they made nothing but good games.

The Atari 800 version is the PWNAGE.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 14, 2007, 11:47:11 AM
Quote from: Necromancer

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong! The proper way to refer to it is simply "Neo·Geo".  If they don't understand, then that's when the beat down begins.  Be sure to toss in a few "100 Mega Shocks" and "Giga Powers" while you're explaining the Neo·Geo with your fists.


I agree.  I was shocked by 100 Megas in Fatal Fury 2.  Didn't shock me quite as much as the 8 megas that were in the Genesis STrider, though.  Seriously, that two-layered thing pisses me off.  And it seems Fatal Fury's special moves are all backwards from Capcom games... on purpose!  SvC Chaos definitely has better control than Fatal Fury 2.  Hell the PC Engine ACD version has better control than the 16-bit Neo Geo version.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on May 14, 2007, 04:45:49 PM
SvC Chaos definitely has better control than Fatal Fury 2.  Hell the PC Engine ACD version has better control than the 16-bit Neo Geo version.

SvC probably has better controls, the earlier Neo fighters tend to be crusty mustard.  But if you compare the original Fatal Fury with Fatal Fury 2, you'll notice a marked improvement!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on May 14, 2007, 05:04:33 PM
Weird,I never have any issues on FF2,even when it was released and I was in my early teens. Really don't have issues with Fatal Fury 1 either.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on May 14, 2007, 07:01:52 PM
PCE
Steam Hearts
Star Parodia

GB/BC player
Drill Dozer

Wii/VC
Legend of the Mystical Ninja

PS2
Raiden III

It's been a while since i played my duo-r  :oops:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BonkThis on May 15, 2007, 02:15:13 AM
I really want to play Kaboom! again but every set of Atari 2600 paddles that I have ever owned have broken the instant I have looked at them.  Kaboom! is a truly awesome game, maybe even Activision's finest during an era where they made nothing but good games.

The Atari 800 version is the PWNAGE.

How does this rank against the 5200 version? I thought the 5200 trumped the 2600.

How about "Blue Print" for the 5200
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 15, 2007, 05:07:11 AM
DS
Lunar Knights
Dragon Quest Rocket Slime

Lunar Knights keeps getting better. Really fun game, but the story sucks shit. Typical japanese crap. Makes me feel ashamed for playing it, the dialogue is so embarrassing.

Rocket Slime seems pretty fun. Again, crap story, but the gameplay's interesting, and so is the music (lots of weird voice samples in it).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: SuperDeadite on May 15, 2007, 04:08:39 PM
Lastest shopping spree got me:

PCE
Alien Crush
Magical Chase
Sylphia

They're all really fine games I must say. Oddly enough Alien Crush was the hardest to find, I dug for about 2 hours just to find a complete copy of this 480yen game.

PS1:
70's Robot Anime Geppy-X - Now here is one awesome game. Clunky but decent 2D shooter with 4 discs of animation.  Even fake toy and shampoo commercials are included here.   :D   Just search for geppy x on youtube, theres a lot of vids of it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on May 18, 2007, 02:41:32 PM
Blood Gear.

I actually really, really like this one.  The only thing I heard about was that it was somewhat like Exile, and I agree, but I'll say it's a much better game.  Though the overhead exploration part isn't much more than formality and just advancing the story/buying upgrades (much like Exile), The action sequences are much more engaging.  The parts & weapons you buy really make a difference in the game as well. 

I'm genuinely enjoying the game so far.  I'll write up a short mini-review once I'm done with the game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 18, 2007, 02:58:47 PM
Today (so far) I have played Batman Returns on my Sega CD.  Hint:  Go into the options and select DRIVING ONLY!  The platform portion of this game is beyond pathetic.  The scaling is better than what the Neo Geo could pull off, though.  And it is still a bit too hard.  Actually it is damn hard.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: runinruder on May 18, 2007, 03:02:14 PM
Blood Gear DESTROYS Exile.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on May 18, 2007, 07:58:45 PM
Haha yeah Exile isn't even in the same league as Blood Gear.  Blood Gear is easily the best action RPG on the Turbo, man I loved that game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 18, 2007, 08:56:47 PM
Blood Gear is a better game, but Exile has it's own special charm.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 18, 2007, 09:13:29 PM
Hell the PC Engine ACD version has better control than the 16-bit Neo Geo version.

Fatal Fury 2/Special with their 16-bit graphics on the Turbo kick ass. I actually like the dual-layering: you can jump to one layer, then fly through the air to your opponent who's on the opposite layer and kick the living shit out of them. I've never played the Neo Geo version but I can't imagine it's much different.

Blood Gear is a better game, but Exile has it's own special charm.

I wonder why I've never heard of Blood Gear before this very moment. A quick glance at the PC Engine Catalog tells me I need to find a copy.

...I recently picked up a copy of Batman for our favorite console.

I actually really like this game. You know, I put off buying this for years and years because of mediocre reviews. I think most of those were based on the fact people were expecting a sidescroller.... and got Pac-Man Reincarnate instead. I'm kind of sorry I judged the book by it's cover for so long and neglected poor Batman. The music is great, graphics are really nice and the game is actually fun. The only tweak I would make is to chop a few stages from each level. 12 is really pushing it, 8-10 would've been understandable.

Why didn't Batman see a US release? Batman seems like so much more of an American franchise than a Japanese one to me. I'd say this one is a good candidate for a future USA Virtual Console title.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 19, 2007, 04:22:46 AM
Joe, I like Batman Returns on SegaCD. I think it is definitely one of the stronger titles (that's not saying much, but still).

Then again, I always liked the Bayou Billy gameplay formula (yes, I liked Bayou Billy, even though some beat-em-up segments were tedious). If only Batman Returns had a light gun stage or three! Then I'd be in heaven. No, I'm not joking. But Batman Returns... I like it.


I'd say this one is a good candidate for a future USA Virtual Console title.
I agree, although Hudson should release it before the other Batman games (i.e. NES, Genny) are available.

Unfortunately, I worry that Hudson won't want to pay for the licensing fees that are bound to be associated with this title.

Also, I too have avoided this game and have only recently been swayed by folks who posted rave reviews here on these boards. The funny thing is that first folks were praising the music in the game... and then the discussion broadened to the game itself.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 19, 2007, 09:16:23 AM

Unfortunately, I worry that Hudson won't want to pay for the licensing fees that are bound to be associated with this title.

Absolutely, I didn't think about the licensing fees involved. Maybe not, then.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 19, 2007, 09:26:17 AM
PC
Oblivion: Shivering Isles
Flat Out 2
Shadow Man (classic game, play it NOW)

Fun stuff. PC gaming rocks!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on May 19, 2007, 03:35:19 PM
DS
Gyakuten Saiban 4

MD
Outrun
Turbo Outrun

PCE
Private Eye Dol
Ninja Spirit

Wii/VC
Super Paper Mario
Ninja Gaiden

PS2
Odin Sphere (beautiful game, I'm hoping there's more kinds of attacks later in the game)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on May 19, 2007, 04:13:13 PM
PS2
Odin Sphere (beautiful game, I'm hoping there's more kinds of attacks later in the game)


I thought that wasn't out untile the 22nd!?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 19, 2007, 09:06:15 PM
I beat PCE Castlevania (Rondo of Blood) today for the first time...

Dracula is a chump, plain and simple. Beat him on the second try. He's got to be the second-easiest boss in the game! I had been hung up on "Death" after the Clock Tower level for so long. I didn't play the game for months then popped it in last night. Beat Death, but I started falling asleep. This morning I took care of Dracula and that was that.

I only got 80-some percent though, and I beat all the possible levels. There must be someone I didn't rescue.

And you know, the whole thing was inspired by the recent poll here.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 19, 2007, 11:28:22 PM
I'm glad I could help you beat Dracula X.  I will PM you my Paypal account for you to donate generously to.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on May 20, 2007, 01:13:56 AM
PS2
Odin Sphere (beautiful game, I'm hoping there's more kinds of attacks later in the game)


I thought that wasn't out untile the 22nd!?

Jpn version.   Came out on the 17th.  :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on May 20, 2007, 03:14:44 PM
PS2
Odin Sphere (beautiful game, I'm hoping there's more kinds of attacks later in the game)


I thought that wasn't out untile the 22nd!?

Jpn version.   Came out on the 17th.  :)
Ahh ok  :oops: I'm getting the U.S version wich comes out on the 22nd.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on May 23, 2007, 04:43:05 PM
PS2
Odin Sphere
Taito Legends 2

Yes both of these games are finally out in the U.S  :mrgreen:

Afther giving, Odin Sphere some play time the 2d animation is very beautiful.

Also the way the game plays does remind me of princess crown.

Oh and playing these two as well still.

PCE
Steamhearts
Star Parodia
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 23, 2007, 09:51:12 PM
Dawn of Mana - PS2

Got it this morning. I have only played it for a while, but it seems really nice. Finally a Mana game that isn't shit! It's nice to play PS2 again, but the low resolution of console gaming is really painful to look at.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: thewestexit on May 24, 2007, 07:04:21 PM
Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Yume no Owari Ni for the Sega Saturn.

The 6th and one of my favorite Jinguuji games (although I haven't played any of the PS2 ones yet), I played this one years ago but never finished, so I started it over again.  The music is amazing in this game, must find the OST someday...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: offsidewing on May 25, 2007, 12:42:32 AM
Ys Book I&II.  I'm currently leveling like a mofo in Burnland.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on May 26, 2007, 06:20:09 AM


What game is this?  It looks like a cool fighter!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on May 26, 2007, 06:56:17 AM
I belive it's called "algunos" ( アルガノス )


Here's some info from play asia:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-8n-49-jp-70-15ve.html
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 26, 2007, 06:56:25 AM
Still playing Dawn of Mana.

THIS GAME ROCKS!!

Aside from the horrible camera and the poor controls (it feels JUST like Kingdom Hearts, they probably borrowed that engine, really sad - it could've been fantastic if they just fixed those two flaws), this game is TONS of fun, and actually challenging! Well, the standard gameplay isn't THAT hard (although it isn't that easy either) but the bosses are a PAIN! It takes forever to beat them - IF you manage to do it, that is!

Story-wise... well, its the typical japanese crap story, it couldn't possibly get any more uninteresting than this, but the graphics are really pleasant and the music is great. I think this is the first game that's made me turn up the volume a lot when playing.

Great game!

Edit: Okay, I said "the standard gameplay isn't THAT hard" earlier. I WAS WRONG!! The game's REALLY hard later on! :shock:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 26, 2007, 05:19:55 PM
I am playing the Japanese version of DJ Boy which has tons upon tons of racism in it (or so they say).  Everyone enjoys racism, so it's no surprise that this is one of the best games ever made.  I also just received Keio Yugekitai for the Saturn.  I thought this was supposed to be a rare game.  If it were, I think I'd have paid more than $60 or so for it (which was paid through cell phone rebate cards).  But still it is a pretty damn fun game!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on May 26, 2007, 05:33:48 PM
Isn't the only thing supposedly "racist" in DJ Boy the aunt Jamima boss on level 1 or 2?  I played through the game years ago and was disappointed that she was the only thing even remotely offensive (and she's only offensive if you're a crybaby whiner with way too much time on your hands).

The pal version of Keoi is better because you can read the hilarious "tips" you unlock as you go through the game.  Plus the voice acting is so f*cking bad it's awesome.  Man that game rules.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on May 26, 2007, 08:09:42 PM
DJ Boy... Fuzzy in my memory, but yeah, I do remember some big old black woman with stereotypical features.  I don't remember much more than that.  Is there cooler shit on the Japanese version?

As for Keio Flying Squadron, so I guess the PAL version runs on "full-speed" on NTSC machines?  (as in, it WASN'T optimized for 50Hz screens?)  I was thinking about trying out the PAL version of that game, but I wasn't sure how well it was going to work on NA systems.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on May 26, 2007, 10:49:33 PM
Just recently, I decided to break out the PCE Duo and go back and beat some of the games that I never finished or finished just once.  Anyway, just started playing Legendary Axe 2 after haven't not played it since hell... maybe 10 years now.  Never did beat the game.  It isn't that hard until you get to the last stage.  What a crappy and annoying stage.  So after a few hours, I get to the point where I can get thru the last stage w/o too much problem.  Then of course there's the last boss.  He just keeps beating the crap outta me even when I got 9 lifebar, 10 bombs and level 5 weapon.

After losing like 10 times to the boss, I finally worked up a decent technique against him.  So... now just 5 minutes ago, I get to the last boss with again with full 9 life, 10 bombs and lvl 5 sword and I was sure I could put up a better fight.  Half way into the fight, I saw that I did some major damage to the boss (started flashing red) and I only lost like 4 life and used maybe 2 or 3 bombs.  Then the boss trapped me in the corner and I made a desperate attempt to run under his legs after I got hit.  Only lost 1 life and scored more hits in the process.

After distancing myself from the boss, I prepared to jump back into the fight with my sword swinging and my bombs blazing!  So, I run forward and jump in and...................
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the video signal goes dead!!!!!  WTF!  ](*,)

I immediately paused the game.  Luckily I could still hear the sound so I knew the game wasn't reset or something like that.  I spent a couple of minutes fiddling with the A/V cable on the Duo.  Even tried a spare cable I had.  No go!  The video just wouldn't come back on!  Well, seeing the total futility of trying to fix whatever happened, I accepted my fate.  I'd have to turn off the game and hook up my spare PCE and fight again from the beginning.  So what the hell, I figured I'd just unpause the game and fight to the bitter end, in complete darkness, before I turn off the Duo.

Unpausing the game was like being sentenced to death... because that's what it basically was.  I had to have gotten hit a handful of times.  Each time I thought it was the end.  In the darkness i kept swinging and bombing.  There was no chance survive make my time. :P
I knew the end would be imminent, the boss had to have been on top of me by now.  I had also ran out of bombs.  Then, for whatever reason, I pressed jump and then attack over and over and suddenly...

BOOOOOOOM!  The unusually loud fanfare of explosions was so.... was so....  deafening!  I had killed the boss!  I had won!  I couldn't believe my ears!  I had never been pissed about beating a game before!  hahaha! 

So after all that time playing, I beat the game, didn't get to see the ending, and got a possibly broken Duo to show for it.  Something's just not right about that.   :-({|=

Sorry for the long rambling. 



Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 27, 2007, 03:38:06 AM
Just recently, I decided to break out the PCE Duo and go back and beat some of the games that I never finished or finished just once.  Anyway, just started playing Legendary Axe 2 after haven't not played it since hell... maybe 10 years now.  Never did beat the game.  It isn't that hard until you get to the last stage.  What a crappy and annoying stage

...

So after all that time playing, I beat the game, didn't get to see the ending, and got a possibly broken Duo to show for it.  Something's just not right about that.   :-({|=

Sorry for the long rambling. 
Dude, that was a wonderfully entertaining story. Unfortunately, when reality sinks in, it is an incredibly disheartening story, because I know something crappy will happen like this to me one day. And when crap happens, it will be spectacularly bad, as you already know.

What a bittersweet way to beat LA2!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 27, 2007, 08:28:36 AM
Holy crap, that sucks, Akaimichi. I am soooo sorry for you :( . This is coming from one Turbo brother to another.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on May 27, 2007, 01:40:34 PM
akamichi, just remember when someone says the Legendary Axe two is a hard game - you can say I could have beat the game with my eyes closed!


again, sorry about the loss, but its a story that you can tell again and again!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on May 27, 2007, 05:51:10 PM
Sega Tourring Car Championship on the Saturn.  Awesome BGM, but gawdawful graphics.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on May 29, 2007, 11:29:08 AM
Just BIN'ed PCE Manji Maru off ebay. Waiting for it is gonna be torture.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 29, 2007, 12:16:46 PM
Never heard of it.  But then again, all PCE titles sound the same to me since they don't use English like they damn well should!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on May 29, 2007, 12:30:19 PM
Never heard of it.  But then again, all PCE titles sound the same to me since they don't use English like they damn well should!

The game also goes by: Far East of Eden II.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 29, 2007, 12:33:58 PM
He should have said that!  I hope he can read Japanese because otherwise it won't be any fun to play since I think that one is an RPG.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on May 29, 2007, 12:44:09 PM
I played some (well, four hours) P*nis Write Ass Attourney when I was sick yesterday. It was actually quite fun. Huh. Whaddaya know. Didn't expect it to be.

PS: Everybody ignored my Dawn of Mana praise earlier. Shame on you. Shame on you all.

Now, play it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 29, 2007, 01:12:32 PM
He should have said that!  I hope he can read Japanese because otherwise it won't be any fun to play since I think that one is an RPG.
Figuring out the menus and following Black_Tiger's walkthrough for it makes it a blast for us non-Japanese speakers. Since Ninja Spirit already knows the menus, it should be a breeze for him  8) . Seriously though, from the 10 hours I've played of it, it's awesome!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 29, 2007, 01:26:56 PM
I've played 11 hours of it and I can confidently say things take a turn for the worst around the 10 hour 15 minute mark.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on May 29, 2007, 01:37:53 PM
You guys may be past the revised portion of my TMII walkthrough, but here's the latest version as I was redoing it-

http://www.superpcenginegrafx.com/tengai_makyou_ii_walkthrough.txt
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on May 29, 2007, 02:16:04 PM
Samurai Shodown 4 I jsut spent some time with this evening.

Never saw much of this in the Arcades, plenty of 1 and 2.

I have to share my gaming on this today because I was finishing off an opponent, and during my last strike, the game does the slow-motion thing, all of a sudden blood sprayed from my opponent's chest and all over my character, hahaha, painted in blood winning the match.

I'm used to the blood fountain in this series, but this spray that paints part of my character with blood was special... hahaha.

I didn't replicate it throughout the rest of my playing time. I need to lookup what that button combination was....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on May 29, 2007, 03:06:48 PM
I do not know way too much Japanese, but I do take playing import RPG's from a different approach, and I like other languages period. That's one way I learn and get real time experience past the "how-to books" is to just jump in it and not think so much about not getting the story and the fun being ruined. I may not learn on a conversational level, but I do familiarize myself with the two basic character tables (but the big ones with the fancy brushstrokes are still out of my league, I still have to throw coins in the dark if I have to deal with those)

While I've been playing *FAR EAST OF EDEN: UNFORTUNATELY KABUKI'S STORY* and putting those vids out on YouTube, I picked up a whole lot of new words especially from scenes with text and voice done at once and write them in a notebook.

I also use a program called "JWPCE" which also has a built in dictonary, and that really helps out in shopping for items and weapons.





Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 29, 2007, 05:56:10 PM
I did not play any games today.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 29, 2007, 06:22:27 PM
Neither did I, oddly enough.

I almost sat down for a quick game of Chip Can Kick on the PC-FX but then I decided I had better go to TCBY instead for an after dinner treat.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on May 29, 2007, 09:55:43 PM
Holy crap, that sucks, Akaimichi. I am soooo sorry for you :( . This is coming from one Turbo brother to another.

akamichi, just remember when someone says the Legendary Axe two is a hard game - you can say I could have beat the game with my eyes closed!


again, sorry about the loss, but its a story that you can tell again and again!

Thanks for the support guys!  Well, everything turned out ok after all.  The next day I tried my spare machine and it didn't work either (sound was ok), so I knew something else was wrong.  Turned out that the video capture box I've been using went flaky and I had all my stuff connected through that to the TV.  Noticed it was fairly warm so I let it cool down a bit and the video started working again.

Then I hooked up the Duo and went back and beat LA2 and saw the ending this time! :)

Maybe I should have recorded it. hehehe
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 30, 2007, 04:26:57 AM
I have never been able to beat that final level to even see the boss.

The whole game is not too hard up until that part.

I don't even know where to go in that level-- the whole thing is a huge f*cking maze. I always end up dying and getting discouraged.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TJ on May 30, 2007, 04:51:22 AM
As for Keio Flying Squadron, so I guess the PAL version runs on "full-speed" on NTSC machines?  (as in, it WASN'T optimized for 50Hz screens?)  I was thinking about trying out the PAL version of that game, but I wasn't sure how well it was going to work on NA systems.

That would answer something I always wondered about the game, because I have a "copy" (ahem) of the PAL version of Keio for the Saturn which I got from a friend in the UK, and it works fine on my US Saturn. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TJ on May 30, 2007, 05:08:36 AM
FINALLY beat Okami a few weeks ago...52 freakin' hours. Well worth it -- I think every gamer should experience it, if you have a significant chunk of time you're willing to invest into it.

Right now I am playing:

Odin Sphere (PS2) - gorgeous and challenging. Now I wanna pick up Princess Crown, but as if it wasn't already pricey enough, I bet it's going to skyrocket as OS catches on.

Senko no Ronde (360) - Fun, unusual shooter/mech fighter by G.Rev, makers of Border Down. I refuse to refer to it by its American slave name of "Wartech" with its crap logo and crap cover art -- I think it's time to do another kustom package design! ;) (Either that, or find someone with the Japanese version who can send me a hi-res scan of the cover insert.) Beyond that though, it's a very Japanese game with its anime characters and subtitled voice acting and all, definitely an anomaly on the US 360 market. Gotta support the shmups!!

Taito Legends 2 (PS2) - You can't argue with getting 39 games for 20 bones, esp. when it contains Elevator Action Returns, the Saturn version of which goes for $40-50 used by itself. Plus G.Darius and RayStorm, which if you didn't have for the PS1 now's your chance, not to mention Majestic Twelve, KiKiKaiKai, Gekirindan...great collection, although there are some titles like Front Line and Qix which really should have been on the first volume. This one features mostly later '80s and '90s titles though, so you definitely get a ton of play time for the money!

And the last several games I picked up also included Virtua Quest, Castlevania Curse of Darkness, Inuyasha RPG, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Ar Tonelico (all PS2), Godzilla: Save the Earth (Xbox)...so I should be set for the summer :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on May 30, 2007, 06:43:09 AM
Damn, Taito Legends 2 is out?  I need to pick that up, I sold off my Saturn Elevator Action Retures last year when I heard it was coming over here.

God Hand- Awesome, awesome game.  I miss Clover already, the only 2 games they did are 2 of my all time favorite PS2 games.

Shining Force EXA- Pretty fun as a Diablo style game, although the story sucks and you don't get new helper characters fast enough.  I also wish you could change your helper's equipment instead of just setting their play style.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TJ on May 30, 2007, 11:58:55 AM
Damn, Taito Legends 2 is out?  I need to pick that up, I sold off my Saturn Elevator Action Retures last year when I heard it was coming over here.

It's a GameStop exclusive apparently too. The one I go to only got 2 copies in and my friend and I bought them both. Better hurry, or order online.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on May 30, 2007, 02:17:52 PM
ACD Strider. 

I still don't think it's half bad.  If only they did something with the horrible hit detection.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 30, 2007, 02:33:05 PM
I did not play any games today.
:)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 30, 2007, 04:51:27 PM
Still haven't played any games.  Maybe I will later.  Maybe I could play a game on the Wii.  Naaawww... there aren't really any games to play on it, especially ones that are actually good and fulfilling.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on May 30, 2007, 05:27:09 PM
Right now I am playing:

Odin Sphere (PS2) - gorgeous and challenging. Now I wanna pick up Princess Crown, but as if it wasn't already pricey enough, I bet it's going to skyrocket as OS catches on.

Can you confirm whether or not Odin Sphere supports 480p?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 30, 2007, 06:56:49 PM
Still haven't played any games.  Maybe I will later.  Maybe I could play a game on the Wii.  Naaawww... there aren't really any games to play on it, especially ones that are actually good and fulfilling.
If you hate the Wii so much, why the hell do you have one?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 30, 2007, 07:00:53 PM
Who said I hated it?  It's just boring, that's all.  When I bought it I thought it would be fun and there would be good games.  I was wrong.  Same story for the Xbox 360.  Both systems are pretty stale.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 30, 2007, 07:44:58 PM
Maybe you should try doing this (http://www.wiisworld.com/wii-news/photo-channel-art-collage.html) on your Wii.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on May 30, 2007, 09:22:36 PM
FINALLY beat Okami a few weeks ago...52 freakin' hours. Well worth it -- I think every gamer should experience it, if you have a significant chunk of time you're willing to invest into it.

Right now I am playing:

Odin Sphere (PS2) - gorgeous and challenging. Now I wanna pick up Princess Crown, but as if it wasn't already pricey enough, I bet it's going to skyrocket as OS catches on.
I'm still playing Odin Sphere for myself as well.

Damn good animation in it beside how it plays i just wish, it didn't suffer so much from loading times.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 30, 2007, 10:42:13 PM
Quote from: Keranu

Maybe you should try doing this (http://www.wiisworld.com/wii-news/photo-channel-art-collage.html) on your Wii.



I don't have any channels on my Wii nor the ability to have them.  The LAN adapter which lets me use the awesome and futuristic technology off the mystical ethernet cable should be arriving direct from Nintendo in the next week or so (they are slow because they are Nintendo... 3.58Mhz LOL).  After that then I can check the weather with my Wii.  I'll never have to look out another window again!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 31, 2007, 09:57:49 AM
You don't need the internet to waste your time doing what that guy did! :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 31, 2007, 02:24:29 PM
Today was Ys III (TurboGrafx)... Finally beat Demonicus. He was giving me shit forever.

Despite some jerky parallax in places, this was a great game. Graphics (aside from said shakiness) were very colorful and quite beautiful in places. I don't even need to comment on the music.

Now I'm on the fence whether to go the Ys I & II route or continue on to IV. This was a series I always skipped over when I was younger, but now that I have all four titles...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 31, 2007, 02:45:13 PM
Dude by all means play Ys Book I & II NOW! That's like the holiest game ever made.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on May 31, 2007, 02:51:18 PM
Already started... Some little sparkly f*ckers in the Shrine were giving me hell, so I shut it off. Besides, it's dinner time.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 31, 2007, 02:58:05 PM
I am about to play some games.  Who here is excited for me?  Should I sell tickets so people can watch me play games via the internet?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on May 31, 2007, 03:02:01 PM
Some little sparkly f*ckers in the Shrine were giving me hell


(http://www.queermusicheritage.us/AUG2003/fag1b.jpg)

WE GIVE YOU HELL!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 31, 2007, 03:37:48 PM
I am about to play some games.  Who here is excited for me?  Should I sell tickets so people can watch me play games via the internet?
Yes. Where can I paypal for a ticket?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 31, 2007, 03:39:27 PM
I am about to play some games.  Who here is excited for me?  Should I sell tickets so people can watch me play games via the internet?
Joe, call me pathetic, or a voyeur, or just a creep, but I would love to watch a video of you playing these games right now.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: runinruder on May 31, 2007, 04:04:01 PM
Now I'm on the fence whether to go the Ys I & II route or continue on to IV. This was a series I always skipped over when I was younger, but now that I have all four titles...

Book I & II is one of the best games ever.  IV is very overrated. 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 31, 2007, 04:09:06 PM
Runin speaks nonsense, IV is outstanding and I feel it's the closest Ys sequel to I & II. It's not as epic, but more of a fun adventure.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 31, 2007, 06:24:11 PM
Nobody bought tickets before I began playing, so I had to play for an audience of one... ME!  Fortunately I let myself in for a discount.  Anyway here is the transcript of what occurred, as all of the games played are new to my collection:

The Terminator - Sega Genesis - I started playing this and all I could do is throw grenades.  WTF?  About a thousand Terminators destroyed me quickly.  I tried again.  Ah!  I can get a gun!  This helped.  And I died soon thereafter.  I look in the manual and it says something to the effect of "You might want to play it on easy in order to get past the first level".  Seriously... it really says that!  So I put it on easy and tried a third time.  Made it a bit further but still didn't get past the first level.  "EASY" on this game is what "XtReMe" is on most other games.  I will search for a Game Genie code.

Lethal Enforcers II - Gun Fighters - Sega CD - A very grainy Konami game which really doesn't use much of the Genesis' palette.  But it's kind of fun.  I have the version which actually comes with a box and instructions since I already had the Justifier to use with Snatcher.  Playing with the control pad or joystick is about 90 times easier than the Justifier.  For one you can rapidly reload and fire at the same time just by hammering down as fast as you can on the A and C buttons.  Use a rapid fire stick and you don't even need to apply any effort whatsoever!  Effort is for losers.  The Justifier only lets you shoot 6 times before requiring you to reload by shooting off-screen.  this sucks during boss battles when they are throwing tons of shit at you.  Also the gun isn't very accurate.  The Sega Light Phaser for the SMS is far more accurate.  But then again Sega is better than Konami.

Shanghai - Sega Master System - This game is pretty cool and the music is great, though you have to shut it off eventually if you value your sanity.  But the game is fun and very tough.  If it weren't for those damn foreign characters, it would be easy.  Damn foreigners.  How dare they not use English!

Ghostbusters - Sega Master System - This game is tough, but it is the best version of the Activision-designed Ghostbusters game evar!  It was the 3rd videogame I had ever purchased in my entire life (right after Space Harrier and Choplifter for the SMS which I bought along with the system itself), and I hated it at the time.  I kept whining and bitching to take it back, but by the time my mom actually agreed I started to get the hang of it and even like it somewhat.  I didn't tell her that because that would have negated my earlier whining and would have also made any future whining less effective (and I had lots of plans), so I too it back and exchanged it for something else.  It's gonna take the same amount of time to get the hang of again, I'm afraid.  The Genesis version is still the best Ghostbusters game in existence.

Gale Racer - Sega Saturn - Also known as Rad Mobile, this is a very arcade-style racer.  The graphics consist basically of scaling logs.  Sega rules.  What other company would ever think to scale f*cking logs?  Also this game has tr00 transparencies!!!!!!!! Anyway this game gets a bad rap, but it really isn't too bad.  I think most people expect Daytona or some game filled with polygons.  We here on PCEngineFX hate polygons, though.  So Gale Racer is king.  I would rather they had called it Rad Mobile, though... far more cheesy!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 31, 2007, 07:18:36 PM
Joe I was interested in buying a ticket, but you never gave me your Pay Pal address to purchase one!

That Terminator game sucks, but the graphics are cool.

Lethal Enforcers II - I think I've only played the Genesis one, which is ok, but I haven't passed the first level because I like to kill too many innocents. There is a special name the game gives me when I fail the level, but I can't remember! (No it wasn't LOSER!)

Shanghai - I've always enjoyed these games ever since I was a kid and would play them on Windows 3.1! I don't think I've played the SMS version, but it probably plays just as well as the others.

Ghostbusters - Fun, unique underrated game!

Gale Racer - I've only played this on MAME very quickly once or twice, under the much superior name "Rad Mobile", and it had neat graphics and a cool Sonic keychain thing, but I don't remember much else ab00t it :( . This game was also featured in the movie Encino Man!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on May 31, 2007, 07:45:22 PM
If Brendan Fraser endorses it, then you know it is high quality!  I should look and see if there is a picture of him on the cover or in the manual somewhere.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on May 31, 2007, 08:10:56 PM
I doubt Brendan Fraser is in it anywhere since Paulie Shore has to poke his face in every camera shot.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 01, 2007, 01:39:09 AM
Ys IV is the underrated one, even though it isn't underrated. :P It's the best Ys game for PCE. Period. It's actually a really good game, unlike 1-2, which is pretty mediocre (ALL NOSTALGIA ASIDE!!).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: offsidewing on June 01, 2007, 04:59:08 AM
Ys IV is the underrated one, even though it isn't underrated. :P It's the best Ys game for PCE. Period. It's actually a really good game, unlike 1-2, which is pretty mediocre (ALL NOSTALGIA ASIDE!!).

I'd kind of have to agree with 'Dane on this one, but I wouldn't call it mediocre.  I'm playing the game for the first time in over a decade and while it's lost none of it's luster and I love the game, at face value I remember Ys 4 being better.  I'll fire that up next to give an honest evaluation.  I may try to english text patch thing.  However, Ys 1&2 is a must play for any Turbo enthusiast and any 'gamer' who dabbles in anything beyond the brain cell lemmings of Sports games, MMORPGKLJOPIJ:SDF, and First person shootaz.

One thing I'd like to point out is how wonderfully matched the music of Ys 1&2 is to the game.  Throughout the game the music appropriately conveys the mood and the anxiety level of the game.  Although the solomon shrine song gets a little repetative and the goddess in the title screen needs to hold the Cleria stone above her head, dammit.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on June 01, 2007, 06:00:54 AM
If you had a side-to-side comparison, Ys IV is certainly a better game.  But only marginally, IMO.  Ys IV didn't really provide anything new for its time, whereas I-II blew away a lot of people with its music, cut-scenes, etc.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 01, 2007, 04:38:53 PM
I'm already extremely frustrated in the shrine in Ys I.

I'm only able to play in small doses thus far-- I can't open a single treasure chest that I find, and the enemies dwelling there all seem significantly stronger than me as to kill me in like two or three hits. What's worse is they respawn as soon as the edge of the screen moves to where they initially appeared, sometimes before I'm even out of sight.

The whole thing is a big frickin' maze and I keep finding new places to go, but that's it. Last go I had I got to some part where it said some nonsense about a statue's eyes glowing when I got close. Whoop-tee-doo!!

I'm guessing there must be some key somewhere I need to find in order to open the chests but I'm coming up blank so far. I'll give it another shot later tonight.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 01, 2007, 05:50:52 PM
Seldane sure is some Ys fan, eh!?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 01, 2007, 06:04:20 PM
Nat, you're rushing.  Take some more time to build yourself up.  The shrine or whatever it is that you are at is extremely easy since the entire game is the Ys-iest game ever made (LOLOL at my awesome pun).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 01, 2007, 06:45:42 PM
I thought Ys III was pretty easy, up until the final battle with Demonicus.

If this is game is easier than that, well, it just might be the easiest game ever made.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on June 01, 2007, 07:01:08 PM
Babel, an PCE RPG with modern weapons and vehicles in exchange for fantasy/sci-fi themes.

Holy cow, this has been the most import-unfriendly J-RPG I've played in quite some time since I started my J-RPG binge.  Lots and lots of dialogs between characters to advance the storyline, and just searching for the right character to talk to can take quite a bit of time -- even when you know where you're supposed to go (this capital city I'm in right now is damn huge - about 4-5 sections, and each one is like a normal, full-blown town in other RPGs).

Review to come once I'm finished - though I think it'll be awhile till I finish this one due to some upcoming things on my schedule.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 01, 2007, 10:04:58 PM
Ys I - Got quite a bit farther... found my groove tonight. Good game, although definitely feels dated. I guess I can say that because I have no nostalgic bias. That said, the music is great, and the game is quality. This would have been phenomenal to experience back in 87/88/89. Unfortunately, I didn't get a CD add-on for my TG until around '97.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 08, 2007, 04:23:45 AM
Currently playing Halo 2 Vista. Which I illegally downloaded (of course - it's a shit port of an ancient game that costs $5). I had to illegally download and pirate Windows Vista to get it to run as well. And man, Vista f*cking sucks. It's a horrible OS. Easily the worst since Mac OS 9... actually, it's even worse than that one, and that's saying a lot. It renders a three-f*cking-year-old game unplayable on a modern computer. That's just insane. I can play high end games like Oblivion just fine, but old junk like Halo 2? Practically unplayable. f*ck Vista. I'm never going to use it for real. XP forever.

XP forever...

MAN I can't get over the fact that Vista sucks so much! While idle, XP uses up about 1% of your CPU power, whereas Vista  takes AT LEAST 25%. It also eats up 500 MB of RAM for nothing, and it's slow. REALLY slow. Forget Aero, I'm using the old Windows 95 interface, and it's STILL slow!

Oh right, I had to install some weird drivers for my sound card as well, because Creative (a crap company) doesn't make drivers for their Sound Blaster cards anymore. They make cards, but that's it. Drivers? Screw that. So needless to say, the sound is messed up in the game. Why did they even make Vista? Why render EVERYTHING incompatible? I just don't understand Micro-penis-soft. I f*cking hate them so much.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on June 08, 2007, 05:21:19 AM
Bitch, bitch, bitch - my ancient hardware won't work with the newest software - boo hoo.  :roll:

Buy a Macintrash, it's so much better.  Except when the same thing happened with the switch to OS10 or the slow software emulation with the switch to x86 code.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 08, 2007, 05:40:00 AM
Buy a Macintrash, it's so much better. 

Absolutely. My nearly-10-year-old computer can run the newest version of the OS! Quickly! On 0.5 GB of RAM! No slowdown! No crashing! No upgrades necessary! My aging G4 will outperform your 2005 souped-up-wham-bam "I love Micro-penis" 1.34557656578 Ghz heap in 7 out of 10 benchmarks! Imagine that!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 08, 2007, 06:22:05 AM
Just you wait until AmigaOS gets all the legal kinks sorted out. IT SHALL BE THE SECOND COMING!!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 08, 2007, 08:45:11 AM
Ys I - Got quite a bit farther... found my groove tonight. Good game, although definitely feels dated. I guess I can say that because I have no nostalgic bias. That said, the music is great, and the game is quality. This would have been phenomenal to experience back in 87/88/89. Unfortunately, I didn't get a CD add-on for my TG until around '97.
Things just keep getting better in this game. I think you'll be really impressed after you've beaten it :) .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on June 08, 2007, 03:22:14 PM
vista does suck, I don't know what they were thinking, everybody hates it.  XP is still the best OS of all time.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on June 08, 2007, 03:29:55 PM
PS2
Odin Sphere
Taito Legends 2

NeoGeo MVS
RealBout Fatal Fury:Just got this in kit form today  :mrgreen:
Twinklestar Sprites

Just been jumping around as late for games i play.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: offsidewing on June 08, 2007, 03:42:11 PM
Arr, I'm rockin' out with Cap'n Margan on ye ol' Dragon SLayer.  ARRR!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on June 08, 2007, 04:46:20 PM
I finally got my hands of a Ys III Famicom cart and am in Ballantine(?) Castle.

So far, it looks like it may be the best console version of Ys III with very little visual sacrifice, awesome music, better(?) gameplay, the biggest sprites and some nice redrawn art.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 08, 2007, 04:56:17 PM
Wow, I'm surprised to hear that ab00t the Famicom version of Ys III. I know I've briefly tested it on an emulator a couple of times and remember thinking it wasn't too good, but I could surely be wrong since I didn't even play through the first dungeon. Did Adol have green hair in that game by chance? Why do I keep thinking there was some game where he did.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on June 08, 2007, 05:11:03 PM
Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster's Hidden Treasure
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 08, 2007, 05:21:50 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that the SNES version of Ys III's translation SUCKS?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 08, 2007, 05:26:48 PM
It sucks
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on June 08, 2007, 06:44:05 PM
Absolutely. My nearly-10-year-old computer can run the newest version of the OS! Quickly! On 0.5 GB of RAM! No slowdown! No crashing! No upgrades necessary! My aging G4 will outperform your 2005 souped-up-wham-bam "I love Micro-penis" 1.34557656578 Ghz heap in 7 out of 10 benchmarks! Imagine that!

You keep telling yourself that, if it makes you feel better.  The oldest G4 is nearly 8 years old (not 10) - they were first released in August of 1999 at the blazing speed of 400mhz.  Your definition of 'quickly' is obviously a little bit different than mine if you think that 400mhz + 512MB + 16MB Rage 128 video = quick.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 08, 2007, 06:48:52 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that the SNES version of Ys III's translation SUCKS?
Who didn't thought it sucked?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 08, 2007, 07:05:24 PM
Absolutely. My nearly-10-year-old computer can run the newest version of the OS! Quickly! On 0.5 GB of RAM! No slowdown! No crashing! No upgrades necessary! My aging G4 will outperform your 2005 souped-up-wham-bam "I love Micro-penis" 1.34557656578 Ghz heap in 7 out of 10 benchmarks! Imagine that!

You keep telling yourself that, if it makes you feel better.  The oldest G4 is nearly 8 years old (not 10) - they were first released in August of 1999 at the blazing speed of 400mhz.  Your definition of 'quickly' is obviously a little bit different than mine if you think that 400mhz + 512MB + 16MB Rage 128 video = quick.

My comment is full of half-truths and sarcasm, but the message behind it is genuine. Not that the hardware ultimately makes a big a difference in my comparison-- it's just that Windows is simply a bloated piece of crap. It needs a complete rewrite from the ground up, like, now. Is Vista finally a rewrite or a further bloating of the same framework that's been in use for 15+ years? I stopped paying attention after Windows XP was released.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on June 08, 2007, 07:46:30 PM
Vista's further bloating because MS stubbornly won't abandon legacy hardware or remove the crazy amount of customization settings.  Windows bloat isn't only attributable to sloppy coding, not that there isn't plenty of that as well, but also to the number of options and settings that 95% of users will never touch.  I'm not a Mac hater (yeah I am, but I hate everything equally), but I always cringe when Mac humpers (which I don't consider you to be nat) bitch about copy cat Windows.  MS and Apple have been copying each other for years, so don't saddle up the high horse just yet Mac lovers.  Many of Leopard's new features (resolution independence, time machine, spaces, and boot camp) are improvements of current Windows features.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 08, 2007, 10:05:41 PM
Vista's further bloating because MS stubbornly won't abandon legacy hardware or remove the crazy amount of customization settings.

I'm disappointed to hear that. When will it end, Lord, when?

Quote
Windows bloat isn't only attributable to sloppy coding, not that there isn't plenty of that as well, but also to the number of options and settings that 95% of users will never touch.  I'm not a Mac hater (yeah I am, but I hate everything equally), but I always cringe when Mac humpers (which I don't consider you to be nat) bitch about copy cat Windows.  MS and Apple have been copying each other for years, so don't saddle up the high horse just yet Mac lovers.  Many of Leopard's new features (resolution independence, time machine, spaces, and boot camp) are improvements of current Windows features.

I agree with you, nearly 100%. I'd say 85% agreement, only because I don't hate everything.  :wink:

Today, in 2007, I love my Mac. I believe OS X to be the superior OS right now. Actually, I have ever since it was released. My problem with Windows has nothing to do with feature copying, the superior lame-o-factor of Micro-penis-soft, or Bill Gates's astonishingly bad haircut. It's the aforementioned bloat, useless features, and Micro-penis's refusal to drop "legacy" (read: 20 year old hardware) support that gets me going.

Believe it or not, this wasn't always the case-- I used Windows almost exclusively in the 90's. The only Apple hardware I owned in the 90's was the Macintosh Plus my family purchased new in 1988. I believe the classic Mac OS to be inferior of it's Windows contemporaries for EXACTLY the same reason I believe Windows is inferior today. By the time MacOS 9 rolled around, the OS was suffering from the same problems: layers upon layers of new features and settings on top of a 15 year-old framework. But Apple wised up and rewrote their OS on top of a Debian framework (NExT?), thanks largely to Steve Jobs.

As for hardware, there is a fine line anymore between Apples and generic PCs, what with the switch to Intel and all. I think this was an excellent move on Apple's part. This opens all sorts of doors for Apple to expand it's user base.

But until I see a rewritten Windows on the table, I'm going to remain happily on the Apple side of the fence (although I won't be humping any).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 08, 2007, 10:11:40 PM
Back on topic:

MegaMan X4 (GameCube compilation)
Midway Arcade Classics (GameCube)

Man, I love the GameCube. It gets far too little love in my household-- rarely played. Maybe I'm alone here, but I think the GameCube has one of the best controller designs on a home video game console, ever. I prefer the third-party "MadCatz" version better though, cuz it's a little bigger. And transparent.

There's nothing like playing a nostalgic round of Marble Madness... That was one of the first arcade games I ever played. I was like 7 years old.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 09, 2007, 01:26:36 AM
Mac is just a glorified Linux and is just as vulnerable as any OS.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: offsidewing on June 09, 2007, 03:52:56 AM
Mac is just a glorified Linux and is just as vulnerable as any OS.  :twisted:

Shampoo is better!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 09, 2007, 04:06:55 AM
Dude, it's the customization settings that make Windows so good! That's why I can't stand Mac OS - it's like it was designed for old people. Really old. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 09, 2007, 04:11:20 AM
Quote from: Seldane

Dude, it's the customization settings that make Windows so good! That's why I can't stand Mac OS - it's like it was designed for old people. Really old. :P


Bullshit!  Mac OS X crashes every bit as much as Windows!  An OS designed for old retarded people like myself would never crash.  It'd just work!  Though I do find it amusing that a crapload of people "skin" their Windows to make it look like OSX.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 09, 2007, 04:15:03 AM
I meant more like 80-year-olds. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 09, 2007, 06:20:15 AM
Back on topic:

MegaMan X4 (GameCube compilation)
Midway Arcade Classics (GameCube)

Man, I love the GameCube. It gets far too little love in my household-- rarely played. Maybe I'm alone here, but I think the GameCube has one of the best controller designs on a home video game console, ever. I prefer the third-party "MadCatz" version better though, cuz it's a little bigger. And transparent.

There's nothing like playing a nostalgic round of Marble Madness... That was one of the first arcade games I ever played. I was like 7 years old.

Dude, you are so right. Gamecube was a gift to the world that was sorely ignored. I <3 it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 09, 2007, 07:16:23 AM
Maybe the Gamecube would've been playable if it featured a real controller. You know, one that was possible to play with.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 09, 2007, 07:28:47 AM
Maybe the Gamecube would've been playable if it featured a real controller. You know, one that was possible to play with.

Are you kidding!? I LOVE the Gamecube controller! I love it more than the Sony Dual-Shock, so much more that I bought a converter so I can use my Gamecube pad on my PC.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 09, 2007, 08:02:39 AM
Maybe the Gamecube would've been playable if it featured a real controller. You know, one that was possible to play with.

 [-X Oh no you didn't!

The GameCube has one of the best controllers of all time. Don't ask me why I think this, but it just kind of dawned on me yesterday. It's extremely comfortable, and there is something very natural about the placement of all the controls.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 09, 2007, 12:22:02 PM
It is very comfortable to hold, but not necessarily to play. It is fairly good for 3d games, but I just can't get used to the AB/XY button setup. I NEVER press the correct buttons, which makes games like Mario Party a real nightmare sometimes (especially when you play it with friends- and lose- because you pressed the wrong buttons repeatedly). Playing 2d games is impossible, fortunately there aren't many on the Gamecube.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 09, 2007, 12:50:08 PM
It is very comfortable to hold, but not necessarily to play. It is fairly good for 3d games, but I just can't get used to the AB/XY button setup. I NEVER press the correct buttons, which makes games like Mario Party a real nightmare sometimes (especially when you play it with friends- and lose- because you pressed the wrong buttons repeatedly). Playing 2d games is impossible, fortunately there aren't many on the Gamecube.

Mario Party sucks.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 09, 2007, 12:56:17 PM
ya, I remember when I rented it for my n64. Man did that game piss me off  :x
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 09, 2007, 01:02:04 PM
It is very comfortable to hold, but not necessarily to play. It is fairly good for 3d games, but I just can't get used to the AB/XY button setup. I NEVER press the correct buttons, which makes games like Mario Party a real nightmare sometimes (especially when you play it with friends- and lose- because you pressed the wrong buttons repeatedly). Playing 2d games is impossible, fortunately there aren't many on the Gamecube.

Mario Party f*cking rules (don't listen to Kitsunexus and Turbo D). Although they didn't need to come out with quite so many sequels.

You really think the 2D games are hard to play? I rather like the D-pad on that controller. I've got quite a few retro collections with 2D games (MegaMan, MegaMan X, Sonic, etc) and I think they play fine. The one conceit I will make about the standard controller is that it's too small for me. I have to use the slightly larger MadCatz one. Interestingly, MadCatz also makes a controller that is slightly smaller than the standard, which is hard for me to fathom.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on June 09, 2007, 01:22:15 PM
Wow, I'm surprised to hear that ab00t the Famicom version of Ys III. I know I've briefly tested it on an emulator a couple of times and remember thinking it wasn't too good, but I could surely be wrong since I didn't even play through the first dungeon. Did Adol have green hair in that game by chance? Why do I keep thinking there was some game where he did.


Adol's hair is red and he actually looks like Adol in the ending cinema. The game mixes the best art from every other version and even improves on some.

Here's a preview of what it looks like. (http://homepage2.nifty.com/tkdate/ysmusic/screen/Shot_YsIII_FC.html)

It also plays and sounds great.  8)


Am I the only one who thinks that the SNES version of Ys III's translation SUCKS?


I once read a stunning article (http://www.lazerdorks.org/stunningarticles/ysiiiduel/index.html) covering the other three console ports which found that the SNES version actually has the best translation.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 09, 2007, 01:26:56 PM
Is there an NES port of that game, or is it Famicom-only?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 09, 2007, 01:28:47 PM
I'm pretty sure its famicom only
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on June 09, 2007, 01:31:00 PM
Is there an NES port of that game, or is it Famicom-only?

Yeah its famicom only, which is why it took me so long to find it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 09, 2007, 06:51:09 PM
I once read a stunning article (http://www.lazerdorks.org/stunningarticles/ysiiiduel/index.html) covering the other three console ports which found that the SNES version actually has the best translation.


That's one hardcore opinion!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 10, 2007, 03:27:19 AM
Yeah, Mario Party rules. It's probably not fun to play alone, but with some friends it's a blast. I often drag my Gamecube out to some friends and then we play Mario Party for hours. :)

I've been playing a LOT of Chrono Trigger lately (11 hours in two days, I normally don't even play 5 hours a week!). I'm absolutely hooked! I played this one a long time ago but got stuck and completely gave up with it. This time, I will not give up - I will play through the entire game, and possibly try to get as many endings as I can. FUN FUN FUN!! :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 10, 2007, 08:02:14 AM
Yeah, Mario Party rules. It's probably not fun to play alone, but with some friends it's a blast. I often drag my Gamecube out to some friends and then we play Mario Party for hours. :)

I've been playing a LOT of Chrono Trigger lately (11 hours in two days, I normally don't even play 5 hours a week!). I'm absolutely hooked! I played this one a long time ago but got stuck and completely gave up with it. This time, I will not give up - I will play through the entire game, and possibly try to get as many endings as I can. FUN FUN FUN!! :D


Chrono Trigger is one of the best RPGs EVER. Remember the awesome 3D remake that got a cease-and-desist letter from Square? f*ck SQUARE.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 10, 2007, 08:44:44 AM
chrono trigger is my favorite rpg of all time. seriously.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 10, 2007, 09:17:53 AM
I got to the final boss. Seriously sad! I don't want this beautiful thing to be over! I refuse to even attempt to fight it, until I have uncovered all the mysteries of this glorious game!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 10, 2007, 01:03:13 PM
I am about to partake in the legendary glory that is Syd of Valis on the Sega Genesis.  Who here is jealous of me?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 10, 2007, 01:31:31 PM
I am about to partake in the legendary glory that is Syd of Valis on the Sega Genesis.  Who here is jealous of me?

That game's alright, but I think I might go play Landstalker again.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 10, 2007, 02:27:14 PM
Der Langrisser/Lungrissier/Langrisser II/Warsong 2/whatever - These games have a different name on every console they get released on! I picked up this game a while back for my PC-FX. I finally got around to sitting down with it today. This game is the sequel to Warsong on the Genesis ("Langrisser" on the Turbo/PCE). What an awesome game! Highly recommended to anyone who likes turn-based strategy RPG-type games. Actually, I didn't know that I did until I started playing this. At the start you are put through a questionnaire that builds your character based on your answers. Once your main character is built, you get a chance to build armies and equip them using points/credits. You start out with a certain number of "points" and then earn more as you progress through the game. The game is played out through "scenarios" that have certain goals you must reach in order to proceed onward-- usually these involve killing armies of bad guys. Like I mentioned earlier, the game is turn-based and there is some strategy involved in effectively placing your military each turn. After successfully completing a scenario you are treated to a full-screen FMV anime cutscene of the highest quality that segues into the next scenario. Music is top-notch, reminding me in places of Sapphire. For those who don't own a PC-FX, I strongly suggest you buy one. Actually, for those who don't have one, this game also is available on the Playstation, Saturn and Super Famicom. Although it's a given the SFC version is lacking the redbook audio and FMV cutscenes, and graphics are likely inferior.

I've never played the original Warsong, but I'm now thinking about finding a copy of the Turbo CD version.

One thing to note: the game menus are Japanese-heavy, as is the character-building questionnaire, so I imagine the game would be virtually unplayable to someone who can't read Japanese or without a walkthrough/FAQ.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 10, 2007, 02:38:26 PM
Der Langrisser/Lungrissier/Langrisser II/Warsong 2/whatever - These games have a different name on every console they get released on! I picked up this game a while back for my PC-FX. I finally got around to sitting down with it today. This game is the sequel to Warsong on the Genesis ("Langrisser" on the Turbo/PCE). What an awesome game! Highly recommended to anyone who likes turn-based strategy RPG-type games. Actually, I didn't know that I did until I started playing this. At the start you are put through a questionnaire that builds your character based on your answers. Once your main character is built, you get a chance to build armies and equip them using points/credits. You start out with a certain number of "points" and then earn more as you progress through the game. The game is played out through "scenarios" that have certain goals you must reach in order to proceed onward-- usually these involve killing armies of bad guys. Like I mentioned earlier, the game is turn-based and there is some strategy involved in effectively placing your military each turn. After successfully completing a scenario you are treated to a full-screen FMV anime cutscene of the highest quality that segues into the next scenario. Music is top-notch, reminding me in places of Sapphire. For those who don't own a PC-FX, I strongly suggest you buy one. Actually, for those who don't have one, this game also is available on the Playstation, Saturn and Super Famicom. Although it's a given the SFC version is lacking the redbook audio and FMV cutscenes, and graphics are likely inferior.

I've never played the original Warsong, but I'm now thinking about finding a copy of the Turbo CD version.

One thing to note: the game menus are Japanese-heavy, as is the character-building questionnaire, so I imagine the game would be virtually unplayable to someone who can't read Japanese or without a walkthrough/FAQ.


Here is a link! ^.^  http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/langrisser/langrisser.htm
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on June 10, 2007, 02:44:09 PM
Warsong / Langrisser is awesome.  Once you figure out the menu/magic and stat systems, I think someone without too much Japanese knowledge can get through it.  Japanese would also come in in handy knowing what class you want your characters to become as they're promoted, but just a quick glance at any faqs flowing around will mitigate this problem.

I only played the original and the first sequel, and to this day, they are probably the most fun I had with strategy games.

It's come some cool tunes, too.



Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 10, 2007, 11:09:44 PM
I am about to partake in the legendary glory that is Syd of Valis on the Sega Genesis.  Who here is jealous of me?

That game's alright, but I think I might go play Landstalker again.

Yay! One of the best games for the Mega Drive! :o I love this game so much, I've been wanting to re-play it for years, but never gotten around to it. Maybe when I'm done with Chrono Trigger (and Seiken Densetsu 3 which I will play after it), I'll play Landstalker again! :D

PS: I was awake until 3 am in the morning playing Chrono Trigger... I was so hooked! This game is FANTASTIC! :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 11, 2007, 04:50:20 AM
I will borrow Chrono Trigger from my friend and play through it soon.  I will also overwrite his pesky save files when he put on there when he originally played it... when the game was first released.  He hasn't touched it since.  But I will, I like touching things.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 11, 2007, 04:55:33 AM
Holy shit a copy of CT with no New Game+ still exists?? I wonder what the ratio on those are in 2007
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 11, 2007, 06:54:48 AM
It's pretty easy to just reset the SRAM to get a fresh cart. :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on June 11, 2007, 09:01:24 AM
CT is the best RPG of all time.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 11, 2007, 12:09:42 PM
CT is the best RPG of all time.

I was actually sitting here trying to counter that, and really I can't. CT just has so much AWESOME in it. I think it's just the fact that the settings and overall plot are cool, the battle system is cool (although arguably not as cool as Tales Of Phantasia) and the graphics and music were better than ANY of the SNES Final Fantasy games could hope to be. The storyline is the only RPG storyline to ever enthrall me enough to complete it.

I'd say (since I'm not a big fan of Seiken Densetsu 3, never had time to play it) that Secret Of Mana is really the ONLY thing that comes close to Chrono Trigger.


You know what the biggest JOKE RPG, the most piece of shit RPG I would NEVER pay money for is? Well there's a lot of them, but on the SNES, it's Secret Of Evermore. It's just the smugness that gets me really, they think the cheapass humor is SO clever... ¬_¬ Jeremy Soule WASTED his time.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on June 11, 2007, 12:35:22 PM
CT is the best RPG of all time.

I was actually sitting here trying to counter that, and really I can't. CT just has so much AWESOME in it. I think it's just the fact that the settings and overall plot are cool, the battle system is cool (although arguably not as cool as Tales Of Phantasia) and the graphics and music were better than ANY of the SNES Final Fantasy games could hope to be. The storyline is the only RPG storyline to ever enthrall me enough to complete it.

I just wish that completing it opened up an extra hard difficulty mode or something. The low-challenge made me replay it for a much shorter time than other RPGs back then.

It also feels like one of these games that develops a decent system for you to take advantage of... but there's nothing challenging to really use it on. It would've been nice to at least have something tacked on like the Weapons in FFVII.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 11, 2007, 01:46:27 PM
So Chrono Trigger is easy?  I axed my friend "Can a nigga borrow Chrono Trigga?" and he said yes, so I'll soon be playing it.  I expect it to live up to ALL of the hype you internet people have been giving it.  If I see any flaws, any at all, I will shove them in your face.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on June 11, 2007, 04:11:51 PM
So Chrono Trigger is easy?  I axed my friend "Can a nigga borrow Chrono Trigga?" and he said yes, so I'll soon be playing it.  I expect it to live up to ALL of the hype you internet people have been giving it.  If I see any flaws, any at all, I will shove them in your face.

You'll have a lot more fun with low expectations. Its got a lot of good qualities, but its far from a perfect game all round. I think that if it looked and sounded like Secret of the Stars, it wouldn't be the legend it is to so many people.

I don't think its really necessary to pit RPGs against one another like people do with other genres. As long as you enjoy RPGs, I think all decent ones are fun.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 11, 2007, 04:15:08 PM

I just wish that completing it opened up an extra hard difficulty mode or something. The low-challenge made me replay it for a much shorter time than other RPGs back then.

It also feels like one of these games that develops a decent system for you to take advantage of... but there's nothing challenging to really use it on. It would've been nice to at least have something tacked on like the Weapons in FFVII.


What Battle-System mode are you using? The Real-time is slightly more challenging. Plus, have you gotten all the endings? There's like 10 or so of the f*ckers, that's what the New Game+ is for. It's a bitch getting all the endings (A task I have not accomplished). And I'm not a fan of difficulty unless it's a fighting game, FPS, or SHMUP. I feel that CT's difficulty is spot on for the game it is.

"Can a nigga borrow Chrono Trigga?"

I LOVE THAT! ^.^  And don't worry, it is COMPLETELY worth the praise; Snerds NEVER lie.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 12, 2007, 03:38:27 AM
I agree with Kit, I think the difficulty level in CT is perfect. Bosses are usually hard, and there's always a tactic needed, you can't just choose attack, attack, attack. Pretty much the only flaw I can think of are the graphics. Yes, I don't think the game looks particularly good. I've never been a fan of Square's SNES graphics (they used the same style in nearly all of their SNES games), but they are all right of course, and technically rather impressive, but I find them boring. The game controls are also very clunky, just like in the Mana games.

But who cares about those things, the game rocks!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 12, 2007, 07:54:39 AM
Got Super Monkey Ball 2. I <3 it!

I think getting addicted to heroin would have been less dangerous. If you guys never see me again, you'll know why.  :wink:  :lol:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 12, 2007, 07:56:27 AM
I have Monkey Ball for Nintendo DS. I've almost never played the real game, but I often play the minigames (mini golf, bowling, etc) - they are tons of fun. I will try the actual game sometime. :P

As for Chrono Trigger. Playtime: 28 hours. Finished a couple of side quests. Hopefully there are more left. After that.... final battle. :cry:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on June 12, 2007, 11:55:02 AM

I just wish that completing it opened up an extra hard difficulty mode or something. The low-challenge made me replay it for a much shorter time than other RPGs back then.

It also feels like one of these games that develops a decent system for you to take advantage of... but there's nothing challenging to really use it on. It would've been nice to at least have something tacked on like the Weapons in FFVII.


What Battle-System mode are you using? The Real-time is slightly more challenging. Plus, have you gotten all the endings? There's like 10 or so of the f*ckers, that's what the New Game+ is for. It's a bitch getting all the endings (A task I have not accomplished). And I'm not a fan of difficulty unless it's a fighting game, FPS, or SHMUP. I feel that CT's difficulty is spot on for the game it is.

"Can a nigga borrow Chrono Trigga?"

I LOVE THAT! ^.^  And don't worry, it is COMPLETELY worth the praise; Snerds NEVER lie.

I don't remember there being anything other than realtime battles. I got every ending more than once back in the day, before there were strategy guides or the internet.

The 'New Game+' should've been titled 'Tard Mode'.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 13, 2007, 02:40:53 AM
I finished it last night. It took roughly 30 hours. DAMN good game!! Now I need something similiar. Anybody know of anything? Is Chrono Cross worth playing?

I'm going to play Seiken densetsu 3 in a couple minutes. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: jimid2 on June 13, 2007, 03:13:02 AM
Glad to see an appreciation for classic JRPGs here... I've played and completed Final Fantasy III (DS), Final Fantasy VII (PSP), Final Fantasy VI (DS) and Final Fantasy VIII (PSP) since March, but I'm feeling I need a little bit of a break now... As a father of 2 teenagers I don't have a lot of "at home" gaming time, so I have to play my RPGs during the commute to and from work and whenever I can steal a few minutes here and there - that's why I'm on my PSP and DS so much... anyway, I just finished off FFVIII last Thursday, and I'm still in the glow :mrgreen:  That's a great game, once you get past the second disc... I'll probably load FFIX on the PSP this weekend or next, but I don't know that I'll start into it seriously for a while - I'm enjoying my Turbo Express too much lately and don't want to give up game time to another RPG at the moment...

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 13, 2007, 05:54:05 AM
Is Chrono Cross worth playing?

Oh, f*ck YES. Dude, it is an AMAZING game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 13, 2007, 12:26:39 PM
No it isn't.  I almost fell asleep by the end of disc 1.  I never bothered to finish it since it was so damned boring.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 13, 2007, 12:36:12 PM
No it isn't.  I almost fell asleep by the end of disc 1.  I never bothered to finish it since it was so damned boring.

Apathy isn't a virtue.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 13, 2007, 12:46:21 PM
It's not my fault the game wasn't interesting at all.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 13, 2007, 12:49:14 PM
I have a feeling that I will agree with Joe, but I will still give the game a fair chance. Sometime.

As for games that are being played:

Seiken densetsu 3
Castlevania Vampire's Kiss.
Super Mario Bros. 2

Pretty fun stuff.



I want Motorstorm. :(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 13, 2007, 01:30:43 PM
I want to play Speed Power Gunbike!

http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/gunbike/gunbike.htm

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on June 14, 2007, 07:55:27 AM
It sucks, I used to have it.  The name and premise are cool, but the controls suck pretty badly, it just isn't any fun.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 14, 2007, 08:05:44 AM
It sucks, I used to have it.  The name and premise are cool, but the controls suck pretty badly, it just isn't any fun.

Ah, sucks. Thanks for the heads-up. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 14, 2007, 01:10:00 PM
Super Monkey Ball 2 rocks so hard! It's games like these that make me swear allegiance to the Cube. I love the bright-and-colorful lastgen look the game has, and the MUSIC is not only great and catchy, but I LOVE the synth quality! (All those Moog leads...  =P~)

And of course the game play is addictive, and after I used the Pro Action Replay to give me 6799999 points, I bought every party game and I am  having a BLAST!!

More games need to be like this. Down with the dark, gory, cliched and contrived FPS games! BRING ON THE FUN! ^.^
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 14, 2007, 01:16:47 PM
Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 are two of my favorite games ever... and ONLY on the Gamecube.  The PS2 and Xbox versions break the control, though at least on the Xbox the SMB1 stages are in 16:9 480p.  Anway, I love part 2, but I prefer part 1 over it by quite a bit.  No switches or toggles or warps.  Plus I can walk through the hardest setting without much of a problem (though I still have tons of fun).  The music in both is great!

I agree with your last sentence wholeheartedly!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 14, 2007, 01:29:38 PM
I didn't even know they had an XBOX version... but I love the Gamecube controller the best anyway so I'd get that over the XBOX anyday.

I can never find SMB1, only 2 and this time I decided to buy it. I'm glad I did! :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 14, 2007, 02:30:25 PM
I have a GameCube. I even have a GameCube controller.

Maybe I need to get me some of this Super Monkey Ball and give it a try.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 14, 2007, 02:38:27 PM
You should, it ESPECIALLY kicks ass in multiplayer! 1000000000000000000000000000X better than Mario Party as a party game!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 14, 2007, 02:40:15 PM
1000000000000000000000000000X better than Mario Party as a party game!

I was hoping for 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001x better but 1000000000000000000000000000x times better will have to do.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 14, 2007, 06:10:47 PM
Today...

Dusted off the ol' SuperGrafx:
Battle Ace
Aldynes
Ghouls 'n Ghosts

I also played some Art of Fighting while I was at it. Exciting!

For some reason I was really digging Battle Ace today.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 15, 2007, 02:48:50 AM
I've been playing some games today. Barbie and the Rose Adventures in Happy Land as well as some dark, gory, cliched and contrived FPS games. I preferred the FPS games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: terrormask on June 15, 2007, 03:06:47 AM
I was just thinking about a segaCD game I used to have called Sewer Shark. You probably never heard of it, anyway, the main idea of gameplay wasn't bad, it combined action shooting with random turns you had to remember (it was like a game of electronic Simon combined with an arcade shooter). But what made the game suck horribly was 1) the music, very catchy but above all annoying because it constantly repeats, 2) the dude that I guess is supposed to be my captain even though I'm flying the vehicle thing, during the entire time you play this game you have some idiot yelling at you and calling you names and shit while you're playing. That is the worse thing a game maker could ever put in a game, makes you feel like you want to open the cockpit door and throw the bastard out but you can't because it's a video game. Corpse Killer was the only real decent game on the segaCD.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 15, 2007, 03:57:34 AM
No way, we totally know what Sewer Shark is. We've discussed it many times here. Many times.

I just played some Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition for PSP. Even more awesome than the first one! Two gems I have. Play them soon I will.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 15, 2007, 04:28:09 AM
Quote

Corpse Killer was the only real decent game on the segaCD.


Yeah, it beats the hell out of Lunar 1 & 2, Soul Star, Batman Returns, Road Avenger, Final Fight, etc etc etc.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on June 15, 2007, 04:35:26 AM
Surely you jest, terrormask.  Their are many more quality games for the SegaCD.  In addition to Joe's picks - check out the Snatcher, Dune, and Silpheed.

Played a little more Fray yesterday and finally talked to the right people so that I could advance.  What in the hell made them throw a little shmup action in the middle of a RPG?  Thankfully it was short, 'cause it wasn't very good (lots of slowdown).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 15, 2007, 04:40:55 AM
You mean why did they throw in a few tiny rpg elements in a platformer/shooter? :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: td741 on June 15, 2007, 04:53:40 AM
Haven't had much time to play lately... I have a feeling that I will clear my backlog of games once I retire in 20+ years. :P

However, my curiosity did get the better of me and I picked up a Game Wave (http://playgamewave.com/).  Apparently TRU in the US was selling the the System off for 19.99$ earlier this year, while here in Canada TRU are selling them for 49.99$ CDN.  The games and 2 pack of remotes at TRU are half-price 14.99$ CDN.  At the 49.99$, it's not bad.  If you can pick it up for 19.99$ I would recommend it unless you're short on space.  (Err, not sure if I would pay the full 99$ price however.)  The system comes with four remotes, batteries, RCA cables, SVideo cable, and a trivia game.

Anyway, the site has more information, videos of all of the games, etc..

I got the system yesterday so I tried the games:
-4 degrees trivia games (Volumes 1 and 2): Not bad for a trivia game.  Reminds me a bit of scene-it, except you don't need a game board and everyone plays at the same time. :P

-Zap 21: it's blackjack. :P  There are two modes, but we only played the regular blackjack. :P

-Lock 5:  Take Yatzee.  Replace the dice with a slot machine with 5 slots.  Throw in a "wild" and a "worthless" in the mix of possible values (along with 1-6) .  Everyone works off the the same numbers in the slot machine.  People can lock the slots they want to keep.  After each round (3 rolls of the slot machine) the players choose from the scoreboard what points to put their sets of numbers to.  Since everyone is playing off of the same set of rolls, people could theoretically copy each other.  The game tries to prevent this by randomly selecting a possible combination on each player's scorecard for bonus points for the first 5 rounds. (I.E. Player 1 could get +10 if they do 3 of a kind, another player could get +10 for the "set of 5"s, etc.)  The bonus changes each round.

-Letter Zap: Bookworm (except you can also select letters that are joined diagonally).  Two modes:  In the first mode, each player has their own (different) 4x4 grid (each round ends when a player gets to 10 words or when the timer runs out).  In the 2nd mode everyone shares a large grid, once a letter is used it gets changed.  It's more competitive as more then one player can try and use the same letter, but the first player to complete their word will be able to use the letter.

-Gemz: (Bejewelled)  There are two modes again.  I think the first one is plain single player bejewelled?  The 2nd mode is 4 player bejewelled.  The twist: each player is given the jewel they need to score against.  After they score, they are given another jewel to score against.  If there is no possible way of scoring, the player can wait or change jewels which costs 50 points.

-Click: (Wheel of Fortune?)  You are given a category and a puzzle to solve at the beginning of each round.  Then you either pick a letter (consonant), or "channel surf".  If you pick a letter that is in the phrase, you get 300 points per letter and given the option to solve the puzzle before play moves onto the next player.  If you pick a letter that is not in the phrase, play moves onto the next player.  Channel surfing is like the "Chance" cards in monopoly, you can get something good or bad happen.  You can get points, lose points, lose a turn, get a visual or audible clue, etc.  If a player knows the phrase but it isn't their turn, they can "click" in.  This will allow them to jump in after the current's player turn and attempt to answer the puzzle.  Answering is done by having the player say the phrase out loud and then having everyone else confirm that the player guessed correctly.  If the player guessed right, he gets points, if wrongly, he looses points.

*Phiew*

All in all, not bad.  Again, I might not recommend it for full price, but under 49.99$ it's not bad.  The bulk of the games are geared towards the board game market and we'll probably take it out when we have some friends over (and they're all Wii'ed out).  The games themselves are programmed in Lua with most animations being mpg files (playable in mplayer).  I tried to play one of the games on my computer using a Lua environement, but it appears that they customized their Lua compiler.  Hmm... It might be interesting to hack and see just how much this thing could do... :P

With all that said, next gaming session will get devoted to my SGx. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 15, 2007, 04:57:17 AM
Wow, I would never get a console for those "games", not even if it was free. :P They're all available for real consoles, except nobody buys those games as all real consoles actually feature good games, which people get instead.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: td741 on June 15, 2007, 05:42:21 AM
Granted, I'm a hardware whore that is curious on its hackability. ;)  But for 20$ you also get a DVD player, so it's not a horrible deal. ;)

I don't think the market for it is the same as the real consoles.  Heck this thing is in the board-game section at TRU...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 15, 2007, 06:02:24 AM
Dvd-player you say, in that case I suppose it was a good deal. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nodtveidt on June 15, 2007, 06:39:30 AM
I played through Cosmic Fantasy 2 on my real machine when I needed a break from coding Mysterious Song. Now I have nothing to play except Mysterious Song itself. :lol:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 15, 2007, 10:06:15 PM
Today was not a good day for gaming for Nat.

I popped in Sapphire on the SuperGrafx for a spin and ended up sucking major monkey balls.

So I went for a round of New Adventure Island on the TurboGrafx and sucked a similar type of balls. Lots of ball sucking today.

Does anyone else find they have days of random "sloppy" playing, no matter what the game, system or genre? It seems to happen to me from time to time and I just end up turning the TV off.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 15, 2007, 10:08:43 PM
Ya, I get one of those every now and then. I end up getting pissed off too  :x
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on June 15, 2007, 11:33:56 PM
Today was not a good day for gaming for Nat.

I popped in Sapphire on the SuperGrafx for a spin and ended up sucking major monkey balls.

So I went for a round of New Adventure Island on the TurboGrafx and sucked a similar type of balls. Lots of ball sucking today.

Does anyone else find they have days of random "sloppy" playing, no matter what the game, system or genre? It seems to happen to me from time to time and I just end up turning the TV off.
Oh, absolutely. Then I come here to get some relief, only to read things like runinruder nonchalantly mentioning he beat CyberCore the very first time he played it. At times like that, I say to myself, "I'm not just have a sloppy day, I'm having a sloppy lifetime."

:)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on June 15, 2007, 11:38:40 PM
Wow, I would never get a console for those "games", not even if it was free. :P They're all available for real consoles, except nobody buys those games as all real consoles actually feature good games, which people get instead.
I'm like td, I am curious about all gaming platforms, even the lame kiddie stuff (i.e. LeapFrog). Recently, I pretended that I was interested in a friend's son's LeapFrog handheld solely in the name of "research": my daughter wants one and I wanted to see what it was like. Of course, I was just as intriqued as my daughter was. I can't wait until my friend gets another game for his son!

This is also why I am one of only a handful of people in North America who own a Xavix! Except I love the Xavix :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 16, 2007, 01:51:41 AM
Does anyone else find they have days of random "sloppy" playing, no matter what the game, system or genre? It seems to happen to me from time to time and I just end up turning the TV off.

Urgh! I have sooo many of those days. I think today might be one, even though I just went out of bed. :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 16, 2007, 06:57:13 AM
I just got Samurai Shodown 2 for my Neo Geo today.  Now I remember why I hate this series of games... they're f*ckING IMPOSSIBLE!  I can't get past the second match no matter what.  There doesn't seem to be any blocking, and everything I do is countered.  This game would be great if it gave me a chance and wasn't so f*cking difficult.  SNK is teh suk.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 16, 2007, 07:11:50 AM
Wow, I would never get a console for those "games", not even if it was free. :P They're all available for real consoles, except nobody buys those games as all real consoles actually feature good games, which people get instead.
I'm like td, I am curious about all gaming platforms, even the lame kiddie stuff (i.e. LeapFrog). Recently, I pretended that I was interested in a friend's son's LeapFrog handheld solely in the name of "research": my daughter wants one and I wanted to see what it was like. Of course, I was just as intriqued as my daughter was. I can't wait until my friend gets another game for his son!

This is also why I am one of only a handful of people in North America who own a Xavix! Except I love the Xavix :)

Wasn't Xavix like designed by someone from a famous game company?


Oh and the Leapfrog is cool for one reason: It only uses Macromedia Flash and can be hacked into a portable Flash player.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on June 16, 2007, 07:42:50 AM
Joe,

Seems your skills need work. Away from opponent is block, and you have to block either high or low.

If you have an MVS, knock down the difficulty from 4 to 3. Takes a bit of the edge off.

I have my difficulties at times with that series. Especially with low to the ground/crouching opponents.

As with most other games, there is a learning curve, patterns to remember, etc.

Have fun!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 16, 2007, 07:49:30 AM
How do I block low or high?  It seems that every time I attack an opponent I get attacked in return (instead of causing damage).  Still haven't been past the 2nd match.  SNK fighters = cheap.  Might be great in 2 player mode, but SNK hates single players.  No wonder they went out of business... their games just weren't good enough (they'd still be in business if they were). Also the AES version lets you adjust difficulty, but won't people laugh at me if I lower the difficulty?  I thought doing that was taboo and asian people would come and beat me up.

Also, almost all of the music sounds the same.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on June 16, 2007, 07:51:23 AM
Also the AES version lets you adjust difficulty, but won't people laugh at me if I lower the difficulty?  I thought doing that was taboo and asian people would come and beat me up.


You're right. You must never lower the difficulty.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 16, 2007, 08:27:17 AM
I can't believe this game was recommended to me.  I will never listen to SNK Nostalgia again!  He obviously has shitty taste in games.  Instead I will buy the games he hates, like Marmelade Fighters.  That's destined to be good.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 16, 2007, 11:52:11 AM
I just got Samurai Shodown 2 for my Neo Geo today.  Now I remember why I hate this series of games... they're f*ckING IMPOSSIBLE!  I can't get past the second match no matter what.  There doesn't seem to be any blocking, and everything I do is countered.  This game would be great if it gave me a chance and wasn't so f*cking difficult.  SNK is teh suk.
I never really got into the SS series. I always thought most people were more into that series for it's art rather than gameplay as I haven't found the gameplay to feel smooth or much fun. I think the games look really pretty too, but thankfully there is Last Blade which combines beautiful aesthetics with awesome gameplay :D .

Quote from: Joe
SNK fighters = cheap.  Might be great in 2 player mode, but SNK hates single players.  No wonder they went out of business... their games just weren't good enough (they'd still be in business if they were).
I typically don't play fighters for the single player mode, but in my opinion, KoF'94 - 97 have some of the best single player modes because of the story. Garou is also pretty good for single player.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on June 16, 2007, 04:26:28 PM
How do I block low or high?  It seems that every time I attack an opponent I get attacked in return (instead of causing damage).  Still haven't been past the 2nd match.  SNK fighters = cheap.  Might be great in 2 player mode, but SNK hates single players.  No wonder they went out of business... their games just weren't good enough (they'd still be in business if they were). Also the AES version lets you adjust difficulty, but won't people laugh at me if I lower the difficulty?  I thought doing that was taboo and asian people would come and beat me up.

Also, almost all of the music sounds the same.
Me thinks you need partice on it more.

Heck it's all a matter of timing on, SS2 this isn't a fighter where you rush into it blindly.

Once you get down to reading.. the opponents moves to counter it isn't that hard at all.

I can get all the way to end on SS2, but what realy makes it a cheap fighter.. is fighting Mizuki at the end  :P

Still i like how the SS series plays not just the art style itself either.








Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 16, 2007, 06:33:05 PM
Come on Joe,I mean,I can beat Samurai Showdown 2 on 1-3 credits depending on who I use,and on Level 4 setting. Maybe you really do need my Metal Slug stick after all....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 16, 2007, 06:38:50 PM
I have trouble with that game too, damn snk and their hard games  :x
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nodtveidt on June 16, 2007, 07:18:54 PM
SS2 isn't terribly hard once you get used to the controls and strategies, but it'll wipe the walls with your ass until you do. While you're learning the game, knock that difficulty level all the way down to 1. Even on 1, it's still a challenge, the AI is a bit too rigid. But don't worry, SS3 is even worse, as is SS5. SS2 is the second easiest game in the SS series, only SS4 is easier. If you really want to kick ass in SS2, use Haohmaru, Genjuro, or Gen-an. If you want to be a cheapass mofo, go for Cham Cham or Charlotte. The ninjas are pretty crap in this version though (Galford and Hanzo). A good newbie strategy is to rely more on light and mid hits than trying the heavy hits. Also, jump attacks are often pretty useful as long as you get the move off quick enough. Air attacks are especially useful against Earthquake as long as you hit deep-in, otherwise he really likes to quick-counter faster than you can say "My blood boils for battle".

And yes...most of the music sucks ass.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 16, 2007, 07:43:52 PM
I like Nakoruru myself :) .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on June 16, 2007, 07:48:15 PM
I like Nakoruru myself :) .
I like cham cham in it even if she is cheap to use in it.

Still the last time i played, SS2 i used genjuro in it he's slick when ya know how 'to use him  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mobius on June 17, 2007, 03:54:14 AM
When I bought a Neo-Geo CDZ, the seller included Samurai Shodown 3 with it.  Good god, that game is hard.  King of Fighters '94 was tough, too, but at least I was able to make some progress eventually (even if it was on the easiest setting). SS3, I just never quite "got."  Even when I sat down and forced myself to learn all the moves for at least one character, I was still getting my butt kicked.  I don't think I ever won more than a couple matches.

I still have no idea what I was doing wrong.  Needless to say, it doesn't get much playtime.  Sure is pretty, though...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 17, 2007, 04:08:56 AM
Hey Joe, if you thought the AI on SS2 was something, then you won't be able to handle Mizuki. She got this attack she throws a glowing ball that's tough to dodge and I believe you can't block it either. You're bouncing around like a pinball, every time you hit the wall is quite a bit of damage.  Not only it shatters your weapon, but it also reverses the controls.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 04:14:33 AM
Thanks for the info guys.  You'd think that as an arcade game it would be more approachable to those who have never played it before (as arcade games are supposed to be, but SNK doesn't count as "real arcade").  Also I was able to play as Mizuki and I could easily throw the glowing ball, and just about every opponent could easily block it by just standing there.  No need to dodge.  Just block.  I did not like Mizuki because sometimes I lose control of her when she decides to strike a pose.  But if she is seriously that cheap when you play against her, then my statement is correct when I say the game has bad design.

PS - I have no idea which character I am picking because it doesn't list their names on the character select screen.  So when you say "Use Genguro" or the like, I say "WTF?"
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on June 17, 2007, 07:09:12 AM
Try part 4 instead, it's WAY better than 2.  The thing about Samurai showdown is never bother with the two less powerful attacks, always use the strongest attack which is done by hitting B&C (or A&B, it's been years) together.  That always takes like 1/3 of the other guy's life off if you connect.  Also, don't get fancy with special moves and shit if you don't have to, if you get an opening just hit them with a strong attack instead of a special move since that B&C move takes off more health than any special attack in the game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 08:02:46 AM
But the SNK community insists that SS2 is one of the best fighting games on the system.  That and it's cheap were the reasons I chose it.  I guess SNK fans just like crap.  It would explain a lot.  The game just isn't fun to play.  I plugged in some SvC Chaos and was relieved to play a game that was actually playable!  YES, a playable fighter on the Neo Geo.  Who woulda thought?  Still has the chunky gradients that most Neo Geo games do, though.  The Neo Geo cannot do smooth gradients.  Not enough colors.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 17, 2007, 08:40:58 AM
Played today

DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attourney - I'm on the final case now, it's getting kinda old by now. Still, an aaaawesome game!

GG
*Phantasy Star Adventure - This game seems very interesting, but is flawed in a couple of ways. I will try to complete it though. I like it.
*Sylvan Tale - Seems really promising. I haven't played it much but I like everything so far.
*Madoh monogatari 1- Ugh.

PC
*Flatout 2 - Still tons of fun.
*Ys The Oath in Felghana - I wish I could enjoy this, but it is impossible. Ugh again.

Mostly this has been one of those days when everything you attempt to play sucks, which is exceptionally bad timing, as this is one boring day. Bad weather, nothing to do, everybody's gone...bla bla. I hate sundays. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 08:44:22 AM
But the SNK community insists that SS2 is one of the best fighting games on the system.
I would never, ever insist SS2, or any SS for that matter, as one of the best fighting games on the system :D . Move on to the better fighting games already, Joe! ;) Though then again the AES versions are too damn expensive.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 08:54:47 AM
I did move on to a better fighting game... I wrote that I was playing SvC Chaos.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 08:59:28 AM
SvC ain't nothin  :mrgreen: .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 09:04:51 AM
Compared to Samurai Shodown, it's f*ckin' godly!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 17, 2007, 09:22:04 AM
svc chaos is bad ass!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on June 17, 2007, 09:55:31 AM
SS2 is very much a challenge. I enjoy the game.

When I read this thread, something comes to mind (the board member golgo13 helped ressurect this recently)

- Mortal Kombat, on Sega Genesis, is the best video game ever.
- I disagree, it's a very good game, but i think Donkey Kong is the best game ever.
- Donkey Kong sucks.
- You know something? YOU SUCK!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 10:21:50 AM
Compared to Samurai Shodown, it's f*ckin' godly!
Then KoF'98 is Christian Slater.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 10:42:29 AM
Maybe so, maybe so.  I wouldn't know.  Buy me the AES version for my birthday.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 11:03:50 AM
Damn it, Joe, ditch that AES already! You're gonna go flat broke if you keep buying games for it :D !
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 11:57:57 AM
I only ever intended to have about 15 games for it.  The AES was cheap as hell, cheaper than an MVS.  And I've never seen an MVS with a standard 8-pin DIN RGB output.  Plus it takes up a lot less space than an MVS from what I've seen, and looks prettier.  Prettier is what matters.  My friends would beat me up if they saw something ugly at my house like an MVS or a Jaguar.  Now be quiet and buy me KoF 98 AES for my birthday.  It's July 23rd.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 12:03:00 PM
My MVS only costed like $70 and the cool thing is you can design your own case for it however you want! I don't have a case for mine yet, but my MVS is pretty small, smaller than an AES for sure. It can be more space consuming, yeah, but that's video games for 'ya and it sure as hell beats the price for AES games. I'll buy you KoF'95 for Gameboy on your birthday :) .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 17, 2007, 12:06:34 PM
But the SNK community insists that SS2 is one of the best fighting games on the system.  That and it's cheap were the reasons I chose it.  I guess SNK fans just like crap.  It would explain a lot.  The game just isn't fun to play.  I plugged in some SvC Chaos and was relieved to play a game that was actually playable!  YES, a playable fighter on the Neo Geo.  Who woulda thought?  Still has the chunky gradients that most Neo Geo games do, though.  The Neo Geo cannot do smooth gradients.  Not enough colors.

I'm sorry Joe,maybe its just that you suck horribly at fighting games,or most that are not made by Capcom. You bitch all the time about how hard fighters are,esp the SNK ones,and rant how much SNK sucks this and that,but all this makes you look like a f*ckin poser with your AES and the few carts you have. Like you own one just to say you do. SNK is notorious for making hard games,that is just how it is,and how it always has been. You sound worse then the Angry Nintendo Nerd. I agree,alot of SNK fighters are hard,but I mean,they are for people who like a challenge.

And for all your ungodly complaining,it sounds like you really should avoid the Neo system all together,and most fighting games in general unless they have Capcom on them and were made pre-CPS3. You want easy? Go play Fatty Bear on 3DO or some other basic game like Mortal Kombat 1 on your Genesis or simply just stick to your old Capcom ports.

Also,alot of people who complain about fighting games being too hard,typically they are people who don't generally play them anyway. Does not mean the games suck,just means the person trying to play them sucks at them horribly. This may just not be the type of game you should be playing Joe. Maybe you are meant to stick with puzzle,action,and golf games and the RPGS you usually play.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 17, 2007, 12:11:00 PM
I also agree with the Neo forums members who feel Samurai Showdown 2 is one of the best fighters ever made. It pretty much is. There is stuff in it that was not done well anywhere else. The graphics were solid,audio great,control was spot on,and it was a challenge as you learned to play it and there was tons to learn.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 12:21:15 PM
Well the thing is is that arcade fighting games are mostly designed for two players versuing each other in mind, so most of the focus is spent on designing the gameplay for two players rather than focusing on a single player mode. Have fun going to an arcade trying to beat some fighting game when people keep joining in to fight you instead because that's just the way the ball rolls.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 12:48:54 PM
Sounds like I made the NeoGeo fanboy weep.  Good, that's what I was going for.  Anyway I'm pretty damn good at most fighting games as I said before.  It's just that SNK doesn't seem to make them very well (although I certainly haven't played them all).  The controls are shit.  Maybe it is because I am playing with an SNK-made CDZ pad (or whatever it is).  Maybe I should try it with the gigantic NeoGeo joystick.  But still, the single player game is not very forgiving with the controls.  Like I also said, the game would probably be great with two players, but I don't have other game players that live with me, so I must play single player most of the time.  And the reason I trash the Neo Geo so much is because people like you, Michael, hype it up as being greater than the second coming of Christ and when it doesn't live up to your lofty praises, I am left quite disappointed.  To you, the NeoGeo can do no wrong, and when I see fanboys like you I become sickened.  I do it for ANY system where somebody praises the hell out of it.  Look around and I think you'll always find that I'm almost always the devil's advocate.  I like games that are actually enjoyable to play, and I enjoy playing my NeoGeo, I even enjoy SvC Chaos a great deal (except Geonutz).  I like KoF because I have 95-97 on my Saturn, but I don't like how they have to load each character so I rarely play them.  Fatal Fury 2 is actually really good in 2 player despite not having a VS mode of any kind.  I assume the same goes for Samurai Shodown.  But is it too much to ask for a game to be fun during single player?  I'm not the kind of guy who goes around congratulating myself because I beat a hard game.  The first thing you did when you saw me complain about the difficulty is tell me how you can beat it with only a few credits on level 4.  Good for you, twinkletoes.  Can I get your autograph?  I hope my lack of tr00 skill makes you feel better about yourself.  I imagine tr00 NeoGeo owners go around and say things like "It's a NeoGeo thing, you wouldn't understand".  It's a clique.  They want to think of themselves as "different" and perhaps "better".

Also I don't play puzzle games (I truly suck ass at them), and I have no clue what RPGS even is.  Do you mean RPG?  I rarely play them.  And Mortal Kombat 1 (and 2 and 3 and 4 and whatever) all suck ass.  Capcom fighters are generally pretty good, except for JoJo, I didn't like that one at all.  And I don't like the Marvel games too much (though X-Men vs Street Fighter is one of my favs).

Keranu, only homeless people can't afford the AES.  MVS is the poor-man's NeoGeo.  I don't want to build my own case.  I hate woodworking.  Plus your joystick is bigger than my entire table.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 17, 2007, 01:14:03 PM
Actually Joe,I also said most fighters in general are not for you unless made by Capcom it sounded like,
Quote
I'm sorry Joe,maybe its just that you suck horribly at fighting games,or most that are not made by Capcom. You bitch all the time about how hard fighters are,esp the SNK ones,
. And no weeping is done here by me,you the only one who keeps crying and bitching about how hard,unplayable the stuff is. Im the one enjoying it all. I did not realize you are using a NeoCD pad. Those really do suck ass. If I had one of those I prob would be crying too. You should prob have a custom 4 button stick made for your AES,or pick up one of the normal ones. They really are not that big at all. I don't think the Neo is sooo special that no one can understand or like it. i don't spend 24/7 on the Neo forums. Its just a really good game system that happens to handle most of what I liked to play really well. It should be no surprise to you by now that most of what I play is arcade games in general and fighters.

As far as MVS being the poor mans Neo,the hardware after buying a SG or consolizing it cost more then a AES,the when using a encoder the video quality is way better then the video out on a AES unless you mod it. You get a way way better selection of games to choose from at easier to afford prices,the carts are built better,with actual screws holding them together instead of a few plastic tabs and alot of false hope. Plus if you can get full kits you get alot of nice artwork,stickers,ect.

I would also hype the 3DO and Saturn up more around here,but I tend to feel like I should only discuss 8-16 bit stuff around here. To me the 3DO and Saturn are both on par with the Neo,Pc-Engine and X68000.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on June 17, 2007, 01:33:35 PM
uggg, I didn't read all the posts, however, I feel the need to drive this into the ground one last time..


- Capcom makes the best video game fighters ever.
- I disagree, it's a very good company, but I think SNK makes the best fighters ever.
- SNK sucks.
- You know something? YOU SUCK!


hahaha, so many ways that can be altered for this, and other arguments!

I need to watch that movie again, sometime soon....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 17, 2007, 01:46:21 PM
I dont think Capcom makes fighting games anymore do they?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 02:40:25 PM
Keranu, only homeless people can't afford the AES.  MVS is the poor-man's NeoGeo.  I don't want to build my own case.  I hate woodworking.  Plus your joystick is bigger than my entire table.
The bigger the better, baby 8) . I'd hate to use a joystick where I have to sit ass close to someone.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 17, 2007, 03:02:55 PM
I hear ya Keranu, especially when you're playing someone 10 times your size.

My playing is terrible when my position is offset with the control panel.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 03:59:17 PM
That's why you get separate his and her joysticks.  There's no rule that says that they have to be one unit.  I agree that personal space is necessary.

Michael, I'll try SS2 with the Neo joystick.  However I am not a huge fan of joysticks.  Is there an adapter that would let me use my Saturn pad on the NG?  Also Keranu indicated his MVS cost less than an AES.  I don't  know which one of you to argue with.  This is a trap, isn't it?!

Capcom is making a high definition version of Street Fighter 2 Turbo (or thereabouts).  The HD drawn sprites look amazing.  I hope it animates and plays as well as it looks.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on June 17, 2007, 04:17:44 PM
That's why you get separate his and her joysticks.  There's no rule that says that they have to be one unit.  I agree that personal space is necessary.
I thought about making seperate sticks, but I decided with one bigass one because it looks cooler and has more of the arcade feel 8) .

Quote from: Joe
Michael, I'll try SS2 with the Neo joystick.  However I am not a huge fan of joysticks.  Is there an adapter that would let me use my Saturn pad on the NG?
Actually I believe there is, or at least someone who sells modded Saturn pads to work on them. I was going to bring this up, but wasn't sure of the whereabouts of these.

Quote from: Joe, come in, Joe.
Also Keranu indicated his MVS cost less than an AES.  I don't  know which one of you to argue with.  This is a trap, isn't it?!
Without the supergun stuff, yeah my MVS was less than the usual AES price. However there are many different types of MVS hardware out there with some costing more than others and sometimes you can just get a good deal like me. I think in the end the hardware price isn't much of a difference, so it's the software pricing that really makes the big deal.

Quote from: Joe Higashi
Capcom is making a high definition version of Street Fighter 2 Turbo (or thereabouts).  The HD drawn sprites look amazing.  I hope it animates and plays as well as it looks.
Oh boy, Capcom milking out SF2 AGAIN. I guess this isn't as bad as other versions though.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 17, 2007, 04:28:41 PM
I know there is a Playstation to Neo adapter. Yea,if you already have a Supergun,a MVS can be had for around $40-100 depending on what model you want. This is before you do any altering or get a Supergun. Consolizing it brings the cost up,and will depend on how much you spend on parts. Really,if you are not comfortable with arcade sticks it will take some time getting use to it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 04:30:47 PM
At least Capcom waited 10 years or so before milking SF2 again.  At least I assume that's what they're doing.  They just showed a SSF2 Ryu sprite next to one of the HD sprites in the same pose.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 17, 2007, 04:48:01 PM
They have been milking it with collection disc,and 3d versions.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nodtveidt on June 17, 2007, 05:09:13 PM
Hey Joe, if you thought the AI on SS2 was something, then you won't be able to handle Mizuki. She got this attack she throws a glowing ball that's tough to dodge and I believe you can't block it either. You're bouncing around like a pinball, every time you hit the wall is quite a bit of damage.  Not only it shatters your weapon, but it also reverses the controls.
Actually, that's not completely correct. Those are two separate attacks. The black glowing ball is her devastating weaponbreaker attack (and you're right, it's unblockable), the control scramble is a different attack altogether. And let's not forget about her transform attack and her floorgrab attack...not to mention her overwhelmingly cheap regular hits. :) And that stupid dog she has...grr. But she's definitely beatable once you learn her patterns. You can get off a couple of heavy hits in the opening moments most of the time, then she generally goes for normal hits or that stupid control scramble move (and usually teleports right afterwards to confuse you so you usually get hit by it unless you jump over it). When she starts getting desperate, she'll rush in fast for a throw, or try her floorgrab move (this is easy to see coming, so you can either block it or jump over it). She uses the weaponbreaker move rather rarely but when she does, she's a real bitch about it. I've found that low medium strikes hit rather frequently, she doesn't appear to guard low as much as she guards high.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on June 17, 2007, 05:09:23 PM
Sounds like I made the NeoGeo fanboy weep.  Good, that's what I was going for.  Anyway I'm pretty damn good at most fighting games as I said before.  It's just that SNK doesn't seem to make them very well (although I certainly haven't played them all).  The controls are shit.  Maybe it is because I am playing with an SNK-made CDZ pad (or whatever it is).  Maybe I should try it with the gigantic NeoGeo joystick. 
Ahh well that would explain it if your useing the, NGCD pads. There fine for shooters and actions games etc on the, NeoGeo but not for fighters.

I'd just recomend a pair of "modded sega saturn pads.. or at least get the official joysticks for it then.

Btw some body get this man some, RealBouts Fatal Fury those 'are easy to get into and any body can play those  :wink:




Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 17, 2007, 05:17:17 PM
OK I tried the stick.  I like how easy it is to press buttons simultaneously, but the entire thing has a very cheap feel to it.  In fact I put a huge crack that runs along the top of the entire thing just from mashing the buttons hard (due to me feeling that the control was unresponsive).  Did SNK contract out the manufacturing of these sticks to Fisher Price?  I am now 100% confident that SS2 has little if any merit in 1 player mode.  I would like to blow it up and put it on Youtube, but it may be worth keeping for the two-player mode.  Not sure yet, but there is no way a human opponent can gain more skill the more his life bar goes down.  Also, for some reason I often lose control of my character while they do some weird pose (not stunned).  It is at that time my ass gets beaten.  Is there a way to turn off the poses?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 17, 2007, 06:18:53 PM
Damn SNK and their inferior plastic!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 17, 2007, 06:25:26 PM
Take a pic of your cracked stick. I really wanna see that. I have never in my life been able to bust one of the AES sticks,and one of my AES systems I got back in 98 was from a rental shop in a bad part of town. It had seen heavy play on its stick,lots of beating and pounding,and it did not get cracked or break. The only thing I had to fix was the cord. The ball on the stick,those get internal cracks all the time. Thats normal,but the actual body of the AES stick,that shouldn't crack unless you purposefully do so with something like a hammer.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nodtveidt on June 17, 2007, 07:58:22 PM
Also, for some reason I often lose control of my character while they do some weird pose (not stunned).  It is at that time my ass gets beaten.  Is there a way to turn off the poses?
That would be the POW charge pose (not sure what it's "really" called) and you're not the first person to complain about it. I believe they removed this little "feature" in later SS games for that very reason. As if we couldn't tell from the flashing "POW!" on the bottom of the screen that the bar's full! And there's no way to turn it off.

If you hate the game so much, sell it to me. I don't even have a machine yet but I'd rather own a copy of the game then to see it blown up for YouTube mindless monkey entertainment. [-X
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 17, 2007, 10:09:43 PM
- Capcom makes the best video game fighters ever.
- I disagree, it's a very good company, but I think SNK makes the best fighters ever.
- SNK sucks.
- You know something? YOU SUCK!
hahaha, so many ways that can be altered for this, and other arguments!
I need to watch that movie again, sometime soon....

HA HA HA! EXCELLENT! I had never thought of the idea of modifying that quote. That was very funny. :) I actually planned on re-watching it (for like the 20th time) a couple of days ago. :P


I have been playing Brandish 2 SNES at last (I've played it many times before, but never the SNES version). GREAT game, but not as good as Brandish 3. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on June 18, 2007, 02:59:41 AM
Seld... FM-77,

That last post of mine sums up the last 2 dozen posts or so.

It's a bit like "cliff-notes".

Certain conversations of, "this is better than that", bring that quote, and a lot of laughter to me.


Gaming... I haven't done any in the past 2 days, however I did play about 2 hours of Magical Drop 2 on Friday. I used about 30 credits on the final opponent before I decided to stop. I'll return to it at a lower difficulty so I can get past the last opponent and see the ending, hah.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 18, 2007, 05:22:08 AM
Quote from: nodtveidt

If you hate the game so much, sell it to me. I don't even have a machine yet but I'd rather own a copy of the game then to see it blown up for YouTube mindless monkey entertainment. [-X



Hey now, I said it might have worth as a two player game!  I can't wait to pose with my friends.  I will strike the better pose.  It's on!

Quote from: Mike

Take a pic of your cracked stick. I really wanna see that.



(http://pixelcraze.film-tech.net/crap/stick.jpg)

It looks like a hairline crack and pretty much feels like one, however yesterday it was a full-fledged bump that I had to push back into place.  Curiously my knob doesn't have any cracks.  No hammers were involved.  Just mashing many buttons, HARD.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on June 18, 2007, 06:32:09 AM
Holy Jebus, Joe!  I've sent a few Turbo controllers to an early grave with a cracked board by flexing the controller with aggressive button crushing, but never a NeoGeo stick.  They're usually pretty durable, but I guess it's better to take the frustration out on the stick rather than kickin' your dog (or wife, cat, kids, whatever). 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on June 18, 2007, 07:06:24 AM
I dunno, dogs are free. :wink: :wink: Or at least they can be. :wink: :wink: :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on June 18, 2007, 07:11:57 AM
Heh my Duo-R controller still has some bent edge scars from my struggle with Bloody Wolf final boss.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on June 18, 2007, 12:18:13 PM

Jeez,thats bad,it looks like  a massive scratch,but I mean,if you got a crack like that then I feel bad for you. I have never seen that happen before,and these things have even put up with the abuse of my kids.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 18, 2007, 12:21:07 PM
Heh my Duo-R controller still has some bent edge scars from my struggle with Bloody Wolf final boss.

Ya, that boss was a real pain in the ass!


Jeez,thats bad,it looks like  a massive scratch,but I mean,if you got a crack like that then I feel bad for you. I have never seen that happen before,and these things have even put up with the abuse of my kids.

Haha, That dude has some strong hands or something.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 18, 2007, 12:25:38 PM
I'd like to see someone try busting the Sega Arcade Stick for the Genesis.  Toughest sticks I have ever used, and quite weighty!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 18, 2007, 12:28:57 PM
Seriously, that Sega stick is built like a tank!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on June 18, 2007, 12:44:02 PM
Talking about sturdy looking joysticks, how about these bad boys?

The Virtua Stick Pro for the Saturn
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o90/thumpin_termis/vstickpro1.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o90/thumpin_termis/vstickpro2.jpg)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 18, 2007, 01:01:09 PM
 =P~
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nodtveidt on June 18, 2007, 02:30:45 PM
Haha, That dude has some strong hands or something.
When you spend half the day whacking the monkey...well, nvm...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TJ on June 20, 2007, 04:00:34 PM
Talking about sturdy looking joysticks, how about these bad boys?

The Virtua Stick Pro for the Saturn


:shock: Holy F**K that is a thing of beauty.

I totally have a thing for arcade sticks for home consoles. I grew up playing games in the '80s man, during the golden age of arcades and Atari -- I'm a dyed-in-the-wool joystick man. I got the Advantage stick for the NES, and it wasn't until I got a Super NES that I begrudgingly started using pads (even then I got the Super Advantage, but found it a little sketchy). SNK packaging the Neo-Geo with two sticks made the ridiculous price tag of the AES worth every penny in my eyes (not that I paid that for mine, but still...the perception of value was there). The Saturn Virtua Stick from Sega and the almighty Dreamcast arcade stick from ASCII got me through countless shmups and fighters. And lately I have been lusting after a Hori Real Arcade Pro -- any version -- for the PS2.

But I've never seen that VSP for Saturn...wow! I want one!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 20, 2007, 04:13:56 PM
'cept the buttons aren't labeled, which blows.  What if a game calls for you to press the green button?  Uh oh.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on June 20, 2007, 05:05:40 PM
'cept the buttons aren't labeled, which blows.  What if a game calls for you to press the green button?  Uh oh.

Well I would think a stick like that has per-game instruction sheets to slide under the bezel.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on June 20, 2007, 05:09:57 PM
The buttons are the same layout as the saturn controller, I don't see how it would be hard for anyone to use  :-k
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on June 20, 2007, 06:32:52 PM
The Saturn has 8 buttons on the front?  Obviously two of them are L and R, but which ones?  The ones on the left?  The ones on the right?  You never know.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on June 27, 2007, 06:12:21 PM
NeoGeo MVS
Baseball Stars 2!
Realbout Fatal Fury

PS2
Taito Legends 2

Btw took a break from odin sphere.....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: offsidewing on July 06, 2007, 07:37:10 AM
I am currently addicted to Wii Sports and Wii Play.  I've spent darn near $1000 the last couple months of Turbo stuff.  Then the wife comes home with a Wii three weeks ago and it's all we do in the evening when we don't have plans.

So addicting.  Still trying for a 300 game on Wii bowling.  So... Close...

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: terrormask on July 06, 2007, 05:15:32 PM
Today I've been very busy working. I did get to play a little bit of Quake earlier though.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on July 06, 2007, 06:06:18 PM
Beat Ninja Gaiden arcade game,was expecting a harder last boss. He never hit me once,with fire or otherwise. MVS carts I have been playing:
King of Fighters 97 with Fatal Fury team,tried to beat Rage of the Dragons,gave up on last boss for now,and a bit of Blazing Star here and there on my 2-Slot.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on July 06, 2007, 06:52:27 PM
I've been playing Gotzendiener, or at least trying to play it.  Can anybody explain what I need to do on the third level?  Well, I think it's the third level (it's my first time out of the castle and into some caves, tunnels, or whatever ya want to call 'em).  I keep wandering around and around, but I can't find any puzzles to solve.  ](*,)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on July 07, 2007, 09:07:28 AM
This week:

- Road Rash 3, Sega Genesis - I'm about halfway through level 2, and I have the "middle" bike, with all upgrades. I plan to continue racing tracks I've already qualified on, to build $, so ic an buy one of the super bikes, purchase all the upgrades for that, then go to level 3. Whiel in level, I'll continue racing the same tracks over and over to build $, then buy the #1 bike and cruise through the last 2 levels with that..... That's the plan, for when I return.

- Samurai Shodown 4, Neo Geo MVS - I just had to figure out the blood spray, when it sprays onto your character. It took about an hour and a half, however I figured out how to perform the blood spray on 2 opponents, to where I could finish them with a blood spray round after round! Pretty awesome. Seems to involve finishing the opponent with a strong slash, one opponent I could do it by being right next to them, jumping, then as I land strong slashing while their health was in the red (mine also). The 2nd opponent I figured this out with, was Tam-Tam (I forget the other opponent's name), While both our health was in the red, I would get next to him, where I was standing against him, then while standing still, strong slash. This worked most of the time, other times it would slice Tam-Tam in half.

It would not have consumed so much time had I just played dummy opponents from the start. For 30-45 min I attemtped to do this while in game, then I loaded in the 2nd controller and started playing dummy opponents so I coudl figure what did what, when.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on July 07, 2007, 11:00:04 AM
I've been playing a lot of Halo 2 Vista lately... on XP. f*ck you Microsoft, f*ck you! Nerd hackers 1, Micro-penis-soft 0. :D

This game is so incredibly good I cannot possibly put it in words. It even outbeats Halo 1, and that's NOT a small feat! I'm shocked by the sheer perfection of this fantastic game. Incredible. Everybody who hasn't played it yet: DO IT NOW! :shock:

I cannot imagine how good Halo 3 will be. It's going to be the final game in the series, and I assume they made that decision simply because they couldn't possibly improve the next game in any way possible, as Halo 3 will be the first and only perfect game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on July 07, 2007, 11:05:49 AM
wow, cool dude. Can you go on live with the xp version?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on July 07, 2007, 11:11:13 AM
No idea. I've never played anything online. By the way, it's no "XP" version, it's just the standard Vista-only game, but with a small and highly unofficial hack (100kB) you can play it on XP with a 40-50% (at least) performance increase. It barely ran on my computer when I played it under Vista, but on XP it performs SMOOOTHLY on max settings. Man Vista blows. :)

Go here for info: http://halo2xp.tk/
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on July 07, 2007, 11:14:54 AM
cool thanx man  :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on July 09, 2007, 04:10:21 PM
NeoGeo MVS
BBS2
RB FF

Wii/GC
Midway Arcade Treasure vol 1&2

Pick up vol1 a while ago since i had 2&3 for my GC all ready.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on July 09, 2007, 05:26:14 PM
I've been playing a lot of Halo 2 Vista lately... on XP. f*ck you Microsoft, f*ck you! Nerd hackers 1, Micro-penis-soft 0. :D

This game is so incredibly good I cannot possibly put it in words. It even outbeats Halo 1, and that's NOT a small feat! I'm shocked by the sheer perfection of this fantastic game. Incredible. Everybody who hasn't played it yet: DO IT NOW! :shock:

I cannot imagine how good Halo 3 will be. It's going to be the final game in the series, and I assume they made that decision simply because they couldn't possibly improve the next game in any way possible, as Halo 3 will be the first and only perfect game.

I love Halo 2 multiplayer, but don't like the campaign or Halo 1.

The Halo 3 beta was fun. I can't wait to fully customize games and record the results. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on July 11, 2007, 07:31:12 PM
FINALLY finished with my GMATs.  Thank f*cking goodness!  Time for some video gaming!  I hardly touched video games for the past two months or so.

- Sapphire.  Wow, what the PCE was capable of... (I can't believe games like Wonder Momo is for the same system!)  Maybe I'm a shooter wimp, but I don't get it when people say this is an easy shooter.

- Valis I for PCE.  I quite like it!  Simple but fun.

- Galaga 88.  I quite like it!  Even more simple but fun.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on July 11, 2007, 07:50:00 PM
Just finished with the Ace Combat 6 demo for the Xbox 360.  I quite like it!  It's the first 360 game I am actually looking forward to... ever!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on July 11, 2007, 09:02:26 PM
I know you don't like fps, but have you played quake 4 on it. I have  the pc version, its pretty cool.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on July 11, 2007, 11:21:28 PM
- Sapphire.  Wow, what the PCE was capable of... (I can't believe games like Wonder Momo is for the same system!)  Maybe I'm a shooter wimp, but I don't get it when people say this is an easy shooter.
If ya set, Sapphire to easy it is while playing on normal and such is more of a challenge.

Easy gives ya the most continues while on normal it's less.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on July 13, 2007, 06:24:08 PM
I've been mixing it up this week.

Neo Geo:

- Samurai Shodown - I played this through to completion, 32 continues.


Sega Genesis:

- Road Rash 3 - Still messing with level 4, I have 2 tracks to qualify on. So much shit in the road. I need to be, "in the zone" to get into these later levels and qualify.

- Road Rash 2 - I started playing this week, I'm on level 2, trying different bikes. I'm going to cruise around level 2 for a while, try different bikes, build $, etc.



Road Rash games are nice to play here and there. With the passwords, I can play a few tracks here and there, take a break, come back to it later.



The PC Engine hasn't had mcuh use lately, though I'll return to it soon for "Efera & Jilioria".
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on July 13, 2007, 09:24:07 PM
Today was a TurboGrafx exclusive!

* The arcade classic Vigilante!
* Forgotten Worlds, another arcade wonder!
* Followed up with a little R-Type (CD version)...
* Then proceeded to make some progress in Shape Shifter (I'm liking this game, despite others' misgivings)
* Finished off with a round of Devil's Crush. I haven't played this game in FOREVER. One of my biggest peeves with Alien and Devil is that the high score table isn't saved. So I decided to do a test with Devil's Crush since I've never used the save state feature before (who saves a game of pinball?). Lo and behold, if you save your game the high score table is saved a well! Killer! Now if there was only a way to save in Alien Crush...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on July 14, 2007, 11:29:34 AM
I thought the high scores in Devil's Crush automatically saved regardless if you used the save state feature or not.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on July 14, 2007, 12:16:35 PM
Took a stroll through Goodwill and bought a awesome Genesis shooter

 That would be VAPOR TRAIL. Played nothing but hard mode.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on July 14, 2007, 12:17:52 PM
I thought the high scores in Devil's Crush automatically saved regardless if you used the save state feature or not.

No, they get reset every time you power off.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on July 14, 2007, 12:58:41 PM
I think you can get the password, just pause and press select or something.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on July 14, 2007, 01:35:16 PM
Never turn your Turbo off.  The high scores will always remain, even for Alien Crush!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on July 14, 2007, 06:30:28 PM
Never turn your Turbo off.  The high scores will always remain, even for Alien Crush!

That makes it a little difficult to play any other game though.  Just scribble your high scores on the wall - it's what all the cool people do.  :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on July 15, 2007, 01:19:17 PM
So?  If you want to play another game, just buy another Turbo.  Duh.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on July 16, 2007, 04:05:01 AM
So?  If you want to play another game, just buy another Turbo.  Duh.

Damn, what was I thinking?  That's me, I guess; always trying to take the easy way out.  [-(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MrFulci on July 29, 2007, 07:29:51 AM
Nothing much the past 5-7 days, though in the time since I last posted in this thread:


Sega Genesis:

- Road Rash 3 - Only have to complete the Kenya track on level 5. That track sucks. I've gone this far through the game without cheating, hwoever due to this track beign pretty awful (Many curves,a nd crap int he road), I may summon the game genie so I can see the ending.

- Road Rash 2 - I'm nearly complete with level 3. I'm racing and gathering funds to buy the Diablo.



PS1:

- Road Rash - Same deal as Road Rash 2 for the Genesis.



MVS:

- Random Samurai Shodown games here and there. When SS 5 (Zero) arrived yesterday, I played that for about 10 minutes to see how it differed from SS5 Special.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on July 29, 2007, 09:29:33 AM
Cellular Gaming at its Finest (I have some Verizon phone that is at least a year old).

I finally passed the ice level (8 miles left) in Bonk's Return! I had known what I needed to do for... months? I just didn't have any desire to waste my time with performing a pixel perfect "medium" jump with shoddy cell phone buttons.

Well, that's how I felt until Wednesday of this past week, that is, when I had some free time on the train (I forgot to bring a book) and found salvation in my cell phone.

Anyway, now I'm at the final stage (thankfully, the subsequent 7 stages didn't have any stupid parts like the ice level... although there were some annoying moments due to the horrible controls).

This last level is proving to be quite a pain in the ass. We'll see what happens...

Neo Gradius. I paid friggin' $8 for this shite on thursday (or friday) this past week. Holy crap, I think I'm going to request a refund. It's a horrible mess, and I should have known better. The controls are horrendous: often, I push a button to move in the corresponding direction and nothing happens! So, I try again. No response. Holy crap, I'm gonna die. Crap!

There are "score attack" modes and they are pretty kool (you unlock new weapons!).

I have enjoyed the game, when the controls are working, and if this was $3-4 I wouldn't be complaining. But $8 for this? Ouch.

I'm a sucker, apparently.

Scrabble Blast -- continues to provide fun, which is pretty impressive because I've had this game for almost a year? I actually bought the GBA version more than a year ago but I haven't opened it yet. Anyway, I'm enjoying the "One Bag" mode because I've rarely played it and I'm sick of the other modes.

Might & Magic -- I think I'm pretty far in this game. It has actually been quite enjoyable... but I'm sorta stuck now and I haven't figured out what I need to do next. I'll eventually get back to it. One thing that annoyed me: whilst playing, I flipped the lid of my phone closed, which usually  turns the game off. For some reason, the game remained active and I lost a life. WTF? 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on July 30, 2007, 05:44:49 PM
PS2
Odin Sphere:Started playing it again and about done on it too  #-o

Famicom
Splatterhouse Wanpaku Grafitti

PCE
Bomberman 93
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on July 30, 2007, 06:41:29 PM
Metal Gear Portable Ops for PSP has been taking up most of my time, followed by Illusion Of Gaia and Gradius III on an actual S-Video SNES and Blazing Star via emulation.

I wish I could find my original Unreal Tournament disc....

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on July 30, 2007, 06:45:00 PM
Illusion of gaia is one of the coolest rpgs on the snes  :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on July 30, 2007, 07:10:38 PM
Illusion of gaia is one of the coolest rpgs on the snes  :D
That's one snes arpg i never got to play.

I remember during the 90's, QVC was trying to sell copys of it and show it's gameplay.

It be some thing if it ends-up on the vc i give it a try.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on July 30, 2007, 07:24:35 PM
I'll be frank, it's cool, but it's no Square. ;)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on July 31, 2007, 12:32:48 AM
Been playing Murder Club lately.  I beat it waaaay back when and never played it since.  I think I like the game more now than I did back then.

PC Engine

Murder Club
Daimakaimura
1941
Granzort (better than I expected.  Pretty good but not great)

Probably tackle Battle Ace and Aldynes next. :)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on July 31, 2007, 12:21:46 PM
Steve you need a DS or one of the new PSPs (in october) so you don't have to play those awful cell phone games anymore on your train rides.  It makes the whole world sad when you spend $8 on a cell phone game!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on July 31, 2007, 01:07:47 PM
what about those bad ass sega releases on the cell phone?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on July 31, 2007, 01:13:30 PM
turbo d's right, the Sega cell games rock...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on July 31, 2007, 03:55:53 PM
Steve you need a DS or one of the new PSPs (in october) so you don't have to play those awful cell phone games anymore on your train rides.  It makes the whole world sad when you spend $8 on a cell phone game!
I know! The sad thing is that I always say to myself: "I don't have any room for a handheld, so I'll just use my phone."

Of course, the problem could be solved by getting a new briefcase or bag! That's what I need to do...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on August 01, 2007, 12:37:58 PM
Get a fanny pack and some muscle pants and you'll be set.  Keep in mind you would also need some converse shoes and shirts with the sleeves torn off.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 01, 2007, 12:57:31 PM
Yesterday I played some Gate of Thunder (got second place!!!!) as well as John Madden Duo Turbo CD Power Football (it says during the FMV intro that it's for the Turbo Duo but it works on my TG-16 CD drive... I guess they didn't feel like mentioning that since they hated TG-16-CD owners) and a bit of Ys Book 1 and 2.  Who here is jealous?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on August 01, 2007, 01:03:11 PM
me :x
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on August 01, 2007, 04:29:55 PM
Bump!

Finsh Odin Sphere finally got the good ending too.

Still i feel the leveling system is a hassle if any at all  ](*,)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on August 02, 2007, 06:21:44 PM
Purchased Super Street Fighter 2, BattleClash, and Darius Twin for SNES.

Going to be very busy... ^_^

EDIT: Is BattleClash controller compatible? I don't have a SuperScope. T_T
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on August 02, 2007, 07:32:06 PM
Answered my own question with a ROM. BattleClash is going back tomorrow. (http://forums.kitsuneparadise.com/style_emoticons/default/kit_sad.gif)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on August 02, 2007, 07:32:58 PM
BTW, 55 pages and this isn't stickied!? WTF!?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 09, 2007, 12:47:23 PM
still on the phantasy star universe..

strange oasis party which someone got us all to join so they could film it,  probably will end up on youtube..

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/psusummer1.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on August 09, 2007, 02:36:13 PM
still on the phantasy star universe..

strange oasis party which someone got us all to join so they could film it,  probably will end up on youtube..

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/psusummer1.jpg)

Cute i still i haven't bother getting it online for my PS2 still  :oops:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on August 09, 2007, 03:03:04 PM
King of Fighters 94 and 95,SNKvsCapcom Chaos.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on August 11, 2007, 07:41:33 PM
Wii/GC
Metroid Prime 2 Echos:I need to finsh it befor MP3 comes out  :oops:

PCE
Bomberman 93

Famicom
Splatterhouse wanpaku grafitti
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 11, 2007, 08:02:22 PM
Today I played Exile on both the TurboGrafx-16 and the Sega Genesis 16-bit Entertainment System.  The Genesis one is a bit easier I think, but the buttons seem to be stuck on permanent rapid-fire.  Perhaps I should try to set the controller to 3 button mode... I just now though of that.  The text is easier to read in the Turbo version by far, and I prefer the softer sound effects on the Turbo as well.  The music is pretty much a draw right now.  The CD music is not impressive.  The Genesis definitely has better music in the first town.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on August 12, 2007, 04:50:33 AM
Today I played Exile on both the TurboGrafx-16 and the Sega Genesis 16-bit Entertainment System.  The Genesis one is a bit easier I think, but the buttons seem to be stuck on permanent rapid-fire.  Perhaps I should try to set the controller to 3 button mode... I just now though of that.  The text is easier to read in the Turbo version by far, and I prefer the softer sound effects on the Turbo as well.  The music is pretty much a draw right now.  The CD music is not impressive.  The Genesis definitely has better music in the first town.
Ha! I have to say that the Red Book for Exile is pretty awesome... all of the techno-esque dance tunes, anyway. There's a nice homage to Kraftwerk (specifically, Kraftwerk's track "Numbers"). I have never read anyone point this out before, and I even wrote an article a few years ago (I don't think I ever finished it) that pointed out the "coincidental" similarities between a bunch of PCE Red Book and popular synth-pop of the 80's. Most of the stuff really was due to the musical zeitgeist... but that particular track in Exile is no accident, it is an homage, or sorts, to Numbers.

The non-dance tracks work well in the game, but they aren't designed to be anything more than nice background music (like most games).

Unsolicited anecdote: My brothers and I made a movie called "Snow Bash 3000" and we used one of the tracks from Exile (I think it was the boss tune) because we loved that track -- the game had just been released and we were stoked that Working Designs was breathing some life into the console. As far as Snow Bash 3000 is concerned, well, it was a stellar moment in the history of world film, let me tell you :).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on August 12, 2007, 02:58:04 PM
Today I played Exile on both the TurboGrafx-16 and the Sega Genesis 16-bit Entertainment System.  The Genesis one is a bit easier I think, but the buttons seem to be stuck on permanent rapid-fire.  Perhaps I should try to set the controller to 3 button mode... I just now though of that.  The text is easier to read in the Turbo version by far, and I prefer the softer sound effects on the Turbo as well.  The music is pretty much a draw right now.  The CD music is not impressive.  The Genesis definitely has better music in the first town.

I played them after one another back in the day and really liked both.

I love that style of graphics/shading, it really plays off the strength of the Genesis/Turbo's palette(nice vibrant colors). Playing them today with S-Video would probably reveal more differences, but I think I will just for the fun. :)

I don't remember how hard the Genesis version was, only that the Turbo version is ridiculously easy.

For years I thought that I had bad luck picking up broken Forgotten World Genesis carts, until I finally figured out that the 6 button pad was the problem. Of course two of the 4 or so carts turned out to really be broken anyway. :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 12, 2007, 03:05:26 PM
On the Turbo version of Exile I could not beat the first boss when I was on level 4.  On the Genesis I got my character up to level 5 and beat the first boss in 2 hits.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on August 13, 2007, 05:11:11 AM
Been going at the reset button on my NES trying to get past stage 1 on "Gun Nac" on Expert Difficulty with bullet ricochet turned on.

Today I played Exile on both the TurboGrafx-16 and the Sega Genesis 16-bit Entertainment System.  The Genesis one is a bit easier I think, but the buttons seem to be stuck on permanent rapid-fire.  Perhaps I should try to set the controller to 3 button mode... I just now though of that.  The text is easier to read in the Turbo version by far, and I prefer the softer sound effects on the Turbo as well.  The music is pretty much a draw right now.  The CD music is not impressive.  The Genesis definitely has better music in the first town.



I don't remember how hard the Genesis version was, only that the Turbo version is ridiculously easy.



Genesis version is terribly easy too. I finished that shit in a day.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 13, 2007, 05:40:57 AM
I'm playing through the Turbo version now and yeah, the music is definitely better.  I tried the Genesis version again in 3 button mode and that solved my rapid fire problem, but the battery seems to be worn out as all of my saves were gone.  The Genesis version has cuss words, but got rid of the religious elements.  Also the burning town from the Turbo version was replaced with a church?  Odd.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on August 13, 2007, 04:43:21 PM
I'm playing through the Turbo version now and yeah, the music is definitely better.  I tried the Genesis version again in 3 button mode and that solved my rapid fire problem, but the battery seems to be worn out as all of my saves were gone.  The Genesis version has cuss words, but got rid of the religious elements.  Also the burning town from the Turbo version was replaced with a church?  Odd.
Hey, do they have hashish, cocaine and cannabis in the Genesis version? Or am I confusing things with Exile 2 (Wicked Phenomenon)?

I'd like to hear more Genny - TG-16 comparisons for Exile -- keep 'em coming. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 13, 2007, 06:38:18 PM
No, but both version have hemp clothes.

I didn't play any Exile today, even though I meant to.  Instead I played the Bioshock demo on the Xbox360.  It's OK.  I really don't like FPS games.  I definitely will not be buying it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 14, 2007, 12:40:10 PM
The Genesis definitely has better music in the first town.
No way! That was one song that I definitely prefered way more in the Turbo version!

Quote from: Joe
On the Turbo version of Exile I could not beat the first boss when I was on level 4.  On the Genesis I got my character up to level 5 and beat the first boss in 2 hits.
Exile has some really strange difficulty balances. If you're at one level, a boss might take forever to beat and if you are just at like a level or two higher, a boss can be taken out in like one or two hits.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 14, 2007, 12:57:54 PM
Yeah, I noticed that.  Vic Ireland is awesome.  I bet he wears sunglasses at night.  I wish he would DEVELOP more games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on August 14, 2007, 01:40:40 PM
Yeah, I noticed that.  Vic Ireland is awesome.  I bet he wears sunglasses at night.  I wish he would DEVELOP more games.

Has he ever developed any games?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 14, 2007, 01:49:03 PM
Yeah, didn't you know?  He worked for Working Designs where they DEVELOPED games like Cosmic Fantasy, Lunar and shit like that.  What a fantastic guy!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 14, 2007, 02:44:13 PM
WD is my all time favorite developer.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 14, 2007, 02:49:51 PM
I am about to go play Exile some more.  Please be jealous of me as I am playing.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on August 14, 2007, 06:12:21 PM
I am about to go play Exile some more.  Please be jealous of me as I am playing.
I am, because I don't have the Genny version of Exile (or Valis III, come to think of it). I want to play them side by side.

I also need to get the genny Lords of Thunder, and countless other titles. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on August 19, 2007, 04:36:08 PM
Nekketsu Legend Baseballer (the baseball RPG) - Been trying to complete this one.  So far... it's not all that great, but I'm a good 4/5 of the way through, so I'll just finish it off.

R-Type Complete.  Damn, bullet-hell shooters be damned - this game kicks my ass.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on August 19, 2007, 04:40:20 PM
Last Resort,3 Count Bout,and Metal Slug 3 MVS.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on August 19, 2007, 06:40:01 PM
Since today is my one day off during the week right now, I went out and managed to track down a copy of Exile for Genesis locally(although I had to pay extra for the luxury).

I played through both games, clearing a stage/area on one version and then the other. I was surprised both by just how great the graphics are in the Turbo version(some of the best for Turbo/PCE) and by how big of a hit they took in the Genesis version. At least the Genesis version still uses the same artwork for almost everything and still looks nice.

I like the music in the Genesis version as much as or more than the Turbo's CD tunes(I'm partial to system generated music). I like how much of the cinemas are intact on the Genesis version too, even though I think that Valis III kept more.

Both versions have a tiny amount of flicker that only happens in a couple areas. When it happens on the Turbo version, part of it is from enemies that are off screen. The Genesis version had a floating pixel in front of Sandler's head in at least one area(forgot to keep track of it after that) and a glitchy flickering foreground piece in another. In the first dungeon on the bottom floor, part of the ground acts as foreground, even though it shouldn't, and cuts off the enemies. The PC Engine version glitches during fade in & outs. Frozen Utopia Beta testers will know what I'm talking about. :wink:

The biggest difference between the two is gameplay. The Turbo version pauses before jumping, to do the antic animation, while the Genesis version jumps almost instantly. I'd rather lose the frame of animation altogether if it meant quicker a response. The camera screws you over more on the Genesis version, getting the player stuck near the edge of the screen more often.

The Genesis version feels weird moving the player through the air during jumps. I tried the Mode button, but it makes no difference. The enemy layout is different and the Genesis version has many areas with fewer enemies, but lots of cheap placement. Like an archer standing in front of a door, so when you come back out you automatically take a hit.

The Genesis version is way easier overall(my memory had it backwards), but a couple bosses in particular are stupid difficult in the Turbo version. It took me forever to try to beat the bird boss. I went up a few levels and bought a ton of healing items and still couldn't kill it after what seemed like a half hour of constant hits using the best equipment. So I realized that there must be one more event to trigger to remove the boss's invincibility or something... three hits later he actually died.

So what happened when I tried it on the Genesis version with weaker equipment, several levels lower? It died in two hits. :dance:

Once it got late and I neared the end, I played only the Turbo version through the last few areas. Once I reached the final boss, it was the bird boss situation all over again. I maxed out my level, had the best equipment in the game and as many healing items as I could hold. I must've given him over a hundred hits each time before dying.

So on a hunch, I tried loading my save file with the PC Engine version(which has a cool Reno intro cinema). You'll never guess what happened... he died in like 6 hits. :wink: Wow. I like Working Designs' games and appreciate what they've contributed to the 'community' and everything, but they really wrecked some of their games with their difficulty 'fixes'.

I really appreciate WD taking Exile's localization seriously, except for a few lines. It just goes to show the great job they could do when not joking around and the difference it makes to games that aren't supposed to be pop cutlture or low-brow wacky.

I like how the third to last boss is Simon Belmont and the second to last boss is the final boss from Zelda II. :P

Both games kick ass and I can't recommend them enough. 8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on August 19, 2007, 07:22:35 PM
Varth from Capcom... ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 19, 2007, 07:27:00 PM
Awesome comparison, Black_Tiger, thanks for all the info!

Quote from: Black Panther
I was surprised both by just how great the graphics are in the Turbo version(some of the best for Turbo/PCE) and by how big of a hit they took in the Genesis version.
FINALLY someone who agrees with me on Exile's graphics! I always found Exile to have beautiful graphics! My favorite was always the waterfall that would appear in some places like the sewer place and later at the end with a bloody waterfall. I always loved the sprites (especially of people) in the 2D parts. It just looks extremely unique and fresh.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on August 19, 2007, 07:32:33 PM
I grew up playing THIS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_(computer_game)) Exile series... ∩_∩
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 19, 2007, 07:38:17 PM
I grew up playing THIS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_(computer_game)) Exile series... ∩_∩

I've always heard of those whenever I would do searches for the Turbo Exiles. I never knew anything about those games, but thanks for the link because they look pretty cool!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 19, 2007, 09:34:26 PM
Last night I changed the battery in my Genesis Exile cart as my saves kept going away.  The battery had even started to leak.  Now I'll have to start over from the beginning for the 3rd time.  I was able to get up to level 17 (the highest you can go) and beat Exile on the Turbo fairly easily.  Only the last boss gave me any real challenge as I actually had to use a few healing things and some magic.  The MODE button on the Genesis does make the B button slightly less twitchy in the menus, so buying stuff will be less of a pain.  The stories are slightly different in the two versions, with the Turbo being about religion.  I agree that the Genesis version is easier.  I'm going to go play a bit more in  a few minutes.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on August 20, 2007, 12:43:25 AM
I never bothered to figure out the magic works. It wasn't until the final boss that I realized that I had it permanently set to restoration magic. :dance:

I just thought that the Genesis version had built-in turbo for the attack and was glad to have it. :wink: It was a little tricky navigating menus, but it had more to do with switching between versions for me.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on August 20, 2007, 03:00:16 AM
Awesome comparison, Black_Tiger, thanks for all the info!
Yeah, excellent!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 20, 2007, 12:08:19 PM
Yeah, you have to turn magic off for some reason.

One thing I don't like about the Turbo version is that on the map screen you have to select "Map" to go from town to town.  That's just an extra unnecessary step.  I wonder if WD added it to make the game seem 10x longer?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on August 21, 2007, 12:42:32 AM
I'm pretty sure that the map screen was also on the PCE version. I don't know if I mentioned it, but I wish that the Turbo version had the Warp spell. I don't know if it gets unlocked and I missed it or something, but it sure would've come in handy after barely defeated some of the cheaper bosses or during leveling runs.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 21, 2007, 12:32:57 PM
The Warp spell is not in the Turbo version.  That's because WD made the game near-impossible.    Anyway, I finally finished Exile on the Sega Genesis™ last night.  Wow!  You can feel the Sega-ness in every pixel!

Does anyone have the PCE version of Exile 2?  Does your character walk extremely close to the edge of the screen, or is that a WD thing?  Popful Mail US Sega CD did the same thing.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on August 21, 2007, 12:49:49 PM
Awesome comparison, Black_Tiger, thanks for all the info!

Quote from: Black Panther
I was surprised both by just how great the graphics are in the Turbo version(some of the best for Turbo/PCE) and by how big of a hit they took in the Genesis version.
FINALLY someone who agrees with me on Exile's graphics! I always found Exile to have beautiful graphics! My favorite was always the waterfall that would appear in some places like the sewer place and later at the end with a bloody waterfall. I always loved the sprites (especially of people) in the 2D parts. It just looks extremely unique and fresh.

The sewers actually use a different effect than the bloody waterfalls, which use the Axelay trick. The first few bloody waterfalls are cool enough, but you then encounter some than pour down to the ground and over the next edge.

Its a nice touch since the actual graphics are great in the first place. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: runinruder on August 21, 2007, 03:18:13 PM
Does anyone have the PCE version of Exile 2?  Does your character walk extremely close to the edge of the screen, or is that a WD thing? 

Your character walks extremely close to the edge of the screen in the PCE version. 

I've played through the PCE versions of both games, and I don't particularly care for either of them.  Part 2 is so ridiculously linear and easy that it's practically pointless, while part 1 is simply mediocre and doesn't even come close to games like Blood Gear, Xanadu, and Ys III.  The only thing I really liked in either of them was the opening cinema in 2 because the characters look cool and the music rules.   
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 21, 2007, 05:14:04 PM
Damn it, quit comparing Exile to other games like that! Exile is a great game in it's own right!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 21, 2007, 06:54:35 PM
I like Exile better than Gran Turismo 3.  The graphics are much more colorful and the control is so much better.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on August 22, 2007, 03:00:45 AM
I like Exile more then most any original Sony PS1-2 exclusive.

Games played as of late.
Garou MOTW,KOF 2002, and Burning Fight. My MVS cart number is up to 40 with 2 being duplicates. I have 2 carts of KOF 99 and SNK vs Capcom Chaos.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on August 22, 2007, 04:50:40 AM
Damn it, quit comparing Exile to other games like that! Exile is a great game in it's own right!  :mrgreen:
Thank you! I don't think Exile is top-tier, but it is fun (I've only played the WD version).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 22, 2007, 09:42:45 AM
I've only played the TGCD and Genesis versions. From the sounds of it, I don't think I'd like the PCE version as much as the Turbo. They're fun, simple, straightforward games. Often times I prefer linear games over games that are indepth.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on August 22, 2007, 09:59:46 AM
 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

GRADIUS COLLECTION FINALLY CAME IN TODAY!

 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

My favorite SHMUP series on my favorite handheld!

This is like the BEST PSP game I've bought so far, arcade perfect and NO NEED TO UNLOCK THE EXTRAS! MUSIC GALLERY YES!

Also, let it be known that Gradius IV: Zakkutsu has the BEST Konami jingle screen EVER, I can't find a Youtube of it, but it has all these segemented polygons that rotate and conjoin to form the OLD COOL Konami logo.

So yeah, if I'm MIA, you know where I am.


^________________^
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on August 22, 2007, 01:37:38 PM
ya, that game is pretty cool. I played it for hours when I first bought it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on August 23, 2007, 01:41:33 AM
Does anyone have the PCE version of Exile 2?  Does your character walk extremely close to the edge of the screen, or is that a WD thing? 

Your character walks extremely close to the edge of the screen in the PCE version. 

I've played through the PCE versions of both games, and I don't particularly care for either of them.  Part 2 is so ridiculously linear and easy that it's practically pointless, while part 1 is simply mediocre and doesn't even come close to games like Blood Gear, Xanadu, and Ys III.  The only thing I really liked in either of them was the opening cinema in 2 because the characters look cool and the music rules.   

If you compare every game to the best in their genre you won't find many you like. :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: runinruder on August 23, 2007, 02:25:56 AM
If you compare every game to the best in their genre you won't find many you like. :wink:

That's not a problem I have, thanks. 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 23, 2007, 11:48:54 AM
Yes it is, because Exile 1 and 2 rocks your world.  Now get off your duff and play some US games instead of just Japanese games.  They rock hardcore.  I betcha can't beat Wicked Phenomenon.  Betcha can't betcha can't betcha can't!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 23, 2007, 12:22:33 PM
Yes it is, because Exile 1 and 2 rocks your world.  Now get off your duff and play some US games instead of just Japanese games.  They rock hardcore.  I betcha can't beat Wicked Phenomenon.  Betcha can't betcha can't betcha can't!
AMERICAN POWER! Unfortunately I'm pretty sure runin will breeze through Wicked Phenomenon :( .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 23, 2007, 12:32:31 PM
Yeah, but let's see him doing it without leveling up (or as little as possible), no weapon or shield upgrades, no potions and taking NO HITS!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on August 23, 2007, 01:45:27 PM
Have some mercy, Joe!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on August 23, 2007, 02:22:59 PM
Anybody who can beat Astralius can probably beat any Turbo game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on August 31, 2007, 02:04:42 AM
I just got Raiden Trad for SNES yesterday, apparently, I'm the only person on the entire Internet that likes this port, but hell, I think it's AWESOME!  :dance:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on August 31, 2007, 02:45:20 AM
I can beat any turbo game that is too hard.... with a stick  :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on September 04, 2007, 10:10:27 AM
Wow, since I'm the only one keeping this topic alive (and since nobody knows how to sticky a topic, apparently  :roll: ) here's what I got in the mail today.

Tekken: Dark Resurrection

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max

Capcom Puzzle World

Ultimate Ghosts and Goblins


Now of course, this is very bad, because I have 4 brand new very awesome games, and I don't know which one to devote time to first! It's also bad because now I need a new case to hold more games.

The rest of my PSP collection is:

Gradius Collection

Sega Genesis Collection

Capcom Classics Collection

Bust - A - Move DX

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops



What's left to get is:



Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

Metal Slug Anthology

Carnage Heart Portable (I REALLY WANT THIS!)

Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower

Guilty Gear Judgment

Every Extend Extra

Taito Legends Power-Up

Disgaea: Afternoon Of Darkness

MediEvil Resurrection

Ridge Racer

Wipeout Pulse

Bomberman

Lumines

Sega Genesis Collection Volume 2 (if they make it)

Salamander Collection

Parodious Collection

Mega Man Powered Up

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

Lemmings

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

Monster Hunter Freedom 2



So as you can see, I have my work cut out for me.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Black Tiger on September 04, 2007, 01:53:10 PM
My copy of Exile MD showed up today. It took me a good 15 minutes to reach the burning crucifixes town, but sure enough its in there uncensored.

I'm pretty sure that the music is unique to this town too, so thats one more thing that got cut from the Genesis version.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 04, 2007, 02:12:44 PM
Damn Renovation for censoring my game!  Also be sure to check my Sega-16 Exile comparison this Friday.  We'll see if my burning town pic makes it into the feature.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 04, 2007, 04:48:59 PM
Nice, I'm looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on September 09, 2007, 02:51:48 AM
So, in yet another moment of desperation, I plunked down a few $$$'s for Metal Slug 3 (Cellular, Verizon).

First impressions...

I have to say that the graphics on cellular games are friggin' nice. Seriously. Metal Slug 3 looks sweet, with many layers of parallax and some really nice, big sprites (bosses, + the occasional tank / plane).

Unfortunately, the same problem that plagues nearly all mobile games rears its ugly head: controls. I suppose that folks who are used to playing MAME with a keyboard will have no problem playing mobile games. Unfortunately, for everyone else, many cellular versions of games are poor imitations of the original game that inspired them.

Jump up AND shoot? (press 2, then 5)
Jump forward / backward? (press 2, followed quickly by 3/4)
Jump forward / backward AND shoot? (press 2, followed quickly by 3/4, followed quickly by 5)
Turn around and shoot? (press 4/6, followed quickly by 5)
Duck down, then turn around? Forget about it!

All of these basic maneuvers require a "keyboard shortcut" combination of buttons on the keypad (the direction pad is worthless, by the way). Simply turning around to slash someone is annoying, and then you have to go through the sequence again to turn back around.

You feel as if the cell phone is incapable of registering 2+ buttons being pressed simultaneously. Of course, pressing 2+ buttons simultaneously is a hallmark of video game mechanics.

I have already gotten pretty good playing Metal Slug 3 on my phone, despite the horrible controls. It plays like "Kung Fu" or "Vigilante" -- but with guns -- most of the time because I can't be bothered to jump up and explore the platforms unless a worthwhile power-up is there. 

I can't properly judge this game until I've spent more time with it. Stay tuned...

UPDATE: NEO GRADIUS (Cellular) Ha! So after playing Metal Slug 3, I'm appreciating Neo Gradius a lot more. I really like the "Score Attack" mode where you can unlock extra weapons. I don't give a damn about unlocking weapons (though I tend to use "double shot" a lot), but the minimum target scores you have to earn are set at a nice difficulty level, IMO. It's really addictive to just play this mode. In fact, I spend most of my time doing this since it is a shorter, self-contained mini-game.

I actually like some of the music in Neo Gradius, though I usually am not able to listen to it w/o annoying everyone else on the subway.

I've beaten Neo Gradius a few times,  but I have yet to play it on the highest difficulty level. Overall, despite the sloppy controls in this game, I have actually had a lot of fun playing it. The direction pad is glitchy at times (unresponsive), but it feels like a temporary hiccup in a "relatively smooth running game" * , unlike, say, Bonk's Return, which is impossible to play with the direction pad because the direction pad registers things inconsistently and prevents you from executing pixel-perfect jumps (that the keypad allows).


* I'm using the term "smoothly-running" loosely here. This is a mobile game, afterall. GUTS teases me for playing these cellular games, but I honestly don't want to buy/carry another electronic device with me. Playing on my phone is fun and convenient. The problem, of course, is finding a game that complements the cellular platform.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rag-time4 on September 09, 2007, 06:49:25 AM
So, in yet another moment of desperation, I plunked down a few $$$'s for Metal Slug 3 (Cellular, Verizon).

First impressions...

I have to say that the graphics on cellular games are friggin' nice. Seriously. Metal Slug 3 looks sweet, with many layers of parallax and some really nice, big sprites (bosses, + the occasional tank / plane).

Unfortunately, the same problem that plagues nearly all mobile games rears its ugly head: controls. I suppose that folks who are used to playing MAME with a keyboard will have no problem playing mobile games. Unfortunately, for everyone else, many cellular versions of games are poor imitations of the original game that inspired them.

Jump up AND shoot? (press 2, then 5)
Jump forward / backward? (press 2, followed quickly by 3/4)
Jump forward / backward AND shoot? (press 2, followed quickly by 3/4, followed quickly by 5)
Turn around and shoot? (press 4/6, followed quickly by 5)
Duck down, then turn around? Forget about it!

All of these basic maneuvers require a "keyboard shortcut" combination of buttons on the keypad (the direction pad is worthless, by the way). Simply turning around to slash someone is annoying, and then you have to go through the sequence again to turn back around.

You feel as if the cell phone is incapable of registering 2+ buttons being pressed simultaneously. Of course, pressing 2+ buttons simultaneously is a hallmark of video game mechanics.

I have already gotten pretty good playing Metal Slug 3 on my phone, despite the horrible controls. It plays like "Kung Fu" or "Vigilante" -- but with guns -- most of the time because I can't be bothered to jump up and explore the platforms unless a worthwhile power-up is there. 

I can't properly judge this game until I've spent more time with it. Stay tuned...

UPDATE: NEO GRADIUS (Cellular) Ha! So after playing Metal Slug 3, I'm appreciating Neo Gradius a lot more. I really like the "Score Attack" mode where you can unlock extra weapons. I don't give a damn about unlocking weapons (though I tend to use "double shot" a lot), but the minimum target scores you have to earn are set at a nice difficulty level, IMO. It's really addictive to just play this mode. In fact, I spend most of my time doing this since it is a shorter, self-contained mini-game.

I actually like some of the music in Neo Gradius, though I usually am not able to listen to it w/o annoying everyone else on the subway.

I've beaten Neo Gradius a few times,  but I have yet to play it on the highest difficulty level. Overall, despite the sloppy controls in this game, I have actually had a lot of fun playing it. The direction pad is glitchy at times (unresponsive), but it feels like a temporary hiccup in a "relatively smooth running game" * , unlike, say, Bonk's Return, which is impossible to play with the direction pad because the direction pad registers things inconsistently and prevents you from executing pixel-perfect jumps (that the keypad allows).


* I'm using the term "smoothly-running" loosely here. This is a mobile game, afterall. GUTS teases me for playing these cellular games, but I honestly don't want to buy/carry another electronic device with me. Playing on my phone is fun and convenient. The problem, of course, is finding a game that complements the cellular platform.

I've got a question...

Are any of Koei's classic strategy or RPG games available on cellular? (Nobunaga's Ambition, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Uncharted Waters, etc)??
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 10, 2007, 08:53:13 AM
Holy crap, Metal Slug 3 on a cellular telephone!? I'm surprised it didn't make your phone explode!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 10, 2007, 08:59:21 AM
A friend of mine from Armagetron and I were on Messenger talkin' video games and he sent me a link to Metal Slug 3. I don't know how I never heard of that game, but WOW.  :D That game looks awesome!!  :clap: But for a mobile phone?!! Yipes!! I can't even imagine. lol
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 10, 2007, 12:46:57 PM
I can imagine it being laggy  :|
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 10, 2007, 01:08:43 PM
Last night knowing I still would'n't have access to my Castlevania III-J, I bought a Generation NEX out of desperation just to play this:
(http://mixfox.img.jugem.jp/20051017_50866.jpg)

It was worth it. I couldn't be a sound quality Nazi anymore, so I'm enjoying this. Found a walkthru in Japanese, and translated it with Babelfish and actually understood the Engrish that BF brought up.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 10, 2007, 01:34:11 PM
Last night I played through and beat Ys 3 for the SNES.  A couple days before that I played through and beat Ys 3 for the TurboGrafx-16 CD Entertainment Supersystem.  A few days before that I played through and beat Ys 3 for the Sega Genesis.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 10, 2007, 01:41:31 PM
I beat Ys book 2 on the TurboDuo about an hour ago  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 10, 2007, 02:33:46 PM
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I beat Ys book 2 on the TurboDuo about an hour ago  Mr. Green

Nice. I think I'm going to save my Y's I and II for the winter. There will be some snowed in days up here I'm sure. hehe RPGs are always great for passing time away during snow storms and the winter in general.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 10, 2007, 02:40:03 PM
Last night knowing I still would'n't have access to my Castlevania III-J, I bought a Generation NEX out of desperation just to play this:
(http://mixfox.img.jugem.jp/20051017_50866.jpg)

It was worth it. I couldn't be a sound quality Nazi anymore, so I'm enjoying this. Found a walkthru in Japanese, and translated it with Babelfish and actually understood the Engrish that BF brought up.


That title realy needs a walk-through btw hows the nex working for ya ?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 10, 2007, 04:43:36 PM
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I beat Ys book 2 on the TurboDuo about an hour ago  Mr. Green

Nice. I think I'm going to save my Y's I and II for the winter. There will be some snowed in days up here I'm sure. hehe RPGs are always great for passing time away during snow storms and the winter in general.
I love to beat Ys II on Thanksgiving since that was when I first beat it :) .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 10, 2007, 05:20:05 PM
A friend of mine from Armagetron and I were on Messenger talkin' video games and he sent me a link to Metal Slug 3. I don't know how I never heard of that game, but WOW.  :D That game looks awesome!!  :clap: But for a mobile phone?!! Yipes!! I can't even imagine. lol
You never herd of MS3 !? Wtf that's consider a classic from SNK.

Beside...being one of the best run'n'games ever made,next to the contra serise.

The game has had many ports as well beside being in the MSA.

There are also rumors it could end up on the XBAL as well.

As for myself i have it for the neogeo i can it play any time i want to.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on September 10, 2007, 07:55:51 PM
Even the "Average Joe" (not our Joe) thinks that the NEX is shit...

If you ain't skilled enough to install a gold-plated pin connector, emulate. It's the ONLY way to get great quality otherwise.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 10, 2007, 08:56:57 PM
Quote from: Kitsunexus

Even the "Average Joe" (not our Joe) thinks that the NEX is shit...


Of course not, since I'm not average!   :-({|=  But anyway I'm not a fan of NES clones.  Somehow my original NES still works fine.  I found it in a thrift store for super cheap!  I wonder if the previous owner just never used it, as it was in mint condition.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on September 11, 2007, 01:34:43 AM
wheeeee finally got my 360 back from repairs.. strange thing was that the fault this time was the DVD drive but the letter I got back with the 360 said otherwise...


Anyway after waiting a while finally playing my Blue Dragon ^____^

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/360MSletter.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 11, 2007, 02:06:34 AM
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You never herd of MS3 !? Wtf that's consider a classic from SNK.

You know what? It does sound somewhat familiar now that I think about it. It's just that the NeoGeo was just so out of reach for me when I was younger that I think I didn't pay attention to it too much. hehe. But one of the arcades here had a couple NeoGeo machines. I remember a shmup, Final Fight (or some fighting game like it), and Cyber-Lip. That first boss on Cyber-Lip gave me the creeps. haha. That shreek/sound it let out at you?  :shock:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 11, 2007, 03:14:36 PM
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You never herd of MS3 !? Wtf that's consider a classic from SNK.


You know what? It does sound somewhat familiar now that I think about it. It's just that the NeoGeo was just so out of reach for me when I was younger that I think I didn't pay attention to it too much. hehe. But one of the arcades here had a couple NeoGeo machines. I remember a shmup, Final Fight (or some fighting game like it), and Cyber-Lip. That first boss on Cyber-Lip gave me the creeps. haha. That shreek/sound it let out at you?  :shock:

Befor your time huh well i was surpise you never herd of it.Given how the ms serise has more exposure now then it did then.Of corse the scene for the,NeoGeo during the 90's wasn't too good for that time frame.Arcades in the late 90's for some reason were not too inerested in carrying them.Plus you had to be lucky to know some,body that had a AES.

Still at least these days owning one isn't..impossible it doesn't matter what the choice is either to what ya pick AES,NGCD etc.Heck even a MVS can be used at "home" either by running 'it through a supergun or haveing the board consolized.

As for cyper-lip i don't find it (creepy or scarey) just down right cheesey.

The game offen get's the nickname poor mans metalslug but i like it.

I recomend it most of the time any body who's getting a neogeo.

Btw if ya never seen these videos they give ya a quick history lesson on SNK.
The Rise and fall of SNK
Part 1
Part 2
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 11, 2007, 04:26:56 PM
After hearing of Joe's success in beating Ys 3, I took on the challenge today and beat it for myself  :mrgreen: It was a lot easier than book 1 and 2. I enjoyed it a lot, its a good series.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 11, 2007, 04:41:51 PM
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Before your time huh well i was surpise you never herd of it.

Well, I never said before my time. Sorry, let me clarify.  :) I said that the NeoGeo was "out of reach", meaning that I couldn't afford it. Hell, I couldn't even afford the Turbo Duo. hehe.

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As for cyper-lip i don't find it (creepy or scarey) just down right cheesey.

Well, I wasn't trying to say that Cyber-Lip was scary or creepy like say Alien/Aliens, Dawn of the Dead, or 28 Days Later were scary. I was just saying that the boss on level 1 was creepy. Now there is a FINE line between scary and cheesy so that's really up to the individual to decide.  :) As for the game play of Cyber-Lip? It's pretty terrible. I don't really have the patience to finish that game.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on September 11, 2007, 04:48:49 PM
If you cant handle Cyber-Lip then you prob cant handle the Metal Slugs,they pretty much play the same.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on September 11, 2007, 04:51:17 PM
Well, I wasn't trying to say that Cyber-Lip was scary or creepy like say Alien/Aliens, Dawn of the Dead, or 28 Days Later were scary.

I actually thought the ending to Cyber-Lip was kind of sad. Poor Cyber-Lip.  :cry:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 11, 2007, 04:52:34 PM
the ending of Fantasy Zone is sad too  :(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on September 11, 2007, 05:26:52 PM
the ending of Fantasy Zone is sad too  :(

And the ending of Klonoa. And the ending of Ecco 2 (well, the ending they bothered to translate).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 11, 2007, 07:44:45 PM
Well, I wasn't trying to say that Cyber-Lip was scary or creepy like say Alien/Aliens, Dawn of the Dead, or 28 Days Later were scary.

I actually thought the ending to Cyber-Lip was kind of sad. Poor Cyber-Lip.  :cry:
I thought that as well then...it gives ya ending that makes ya think to be continue.

Cyber-lip realy could use a sequel and the ms serise needs a rest....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on September 12, 2007, 06:36:13 AM
Agreed,they shoulda done more with Cyber-lip.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 12, 2007, 12:55:24 PM
Socket for Genesis had a sad ending :( . If you can manage to play through the crappy game, you get rewarded with a pretty damn good ending.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on September 12, 2007, 01:00:43 PM
Klonoa does have one of the saddest but best endings ever in a video game, man I was so depressed after beating it.  It sucks the sequel didn't have as good of a story and basically pretty much ignored that the first one ever happened.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 12, 2007, 01:03:14 PM
Last night knowing I still would'n't have access to my Castlevania III-J, I bought a Generation NEX out of desperation just to play this:
(http://mixfox.img.jugem.jp/20051017_50866.jpg)

It was worth it. I couldn't be a sound quality Nazi anymore, so I'm enjoying this. Found a walkthru in Japanese, and translated it with Babelfish and actually understood the Engrish that BF brought up.


That title realy needs a walk-through btw hows the nex working for ya ?


I may more likely be the one to make it happen as a matter of fact.

Here's the link to the walkthrough
http://rko.jp/lagrange_point/

My job then is to paraphrase the Engrish.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 12, 2007, 07:12:37 PM
Just beat Exile turbo cd  :mrgreen: what a fun and easy game
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 13, 2007, 01:36:58 PM
An easy game can't be fun!  What are you thinking/!  Only hard games are fun, like Ninja Gaiden Xbox!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Kidding, of course)

Anyway I'm working through Super Metroid now.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 13, 2007, 01:58:04 PM
did you ever beat wicked phenomenon? that game is really tough! If you did, tell me your secrets  :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 13, 2007, 06:41:31 PM
I got really close, but the game wasn't fun enough to make me keep trying, so I put it away.  There's challenging, and then there's hard.  They're completely different.  Hard is lame.  Challenging is great and makes you want to keep trying..  Exile 2 is hard.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 13, 2007, 09:59:39 PM
Bump!

Well i just finsh (MP2 Echoes) i didn't get 100% but i didn't care i wanted,to beat the game any ways.

The last two boss's in the game the "emperor ing and dark samus" drove me nuts.

Now i'm ready for MP3 Corruption when ever i pick it up.

If not this month maybe i'll down load super metroid for the vc.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on September 14, 2007, 01:49:41 AM
Now i'm ready for MP3 Corruption when ever i pick it up.


You want MP3 Corruption? Just borrow my ZEN!


(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e278/acecartoons/Fozzie.jpg)


Wokka wokka wokka!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 14, 2007, 03:27:05 PM
Now i'm ready for MP3 Corruption when ever i pick it up.


You want MP3 Corruption? Just borrow my ZEN!


(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e278/acecartoons/Fozzie.jpg)


Wokka wokka wokka!

I don't think want that but i'll take this instead  :roll:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v389/MetalSlug01/avgnbeatsupbugs.gif)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on September 14, 2007, 06:38:33 PM
A friend of mine from Armagetron

Socrates?  IS THAT YOU?!?!?!?!

YOU ARE A CHEATING BASTARD WITH THE SPARKS!  :x
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 14, 2007, 06:41:51 PM
A friend of mine from Armagetron

Socrates?  IS THAT YOU?!?!?!?!

YOU ARE A CHEATING BASTARD WITH THE SPARKS!  :x
So yeah I was thinking popcorn around 7:30?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 15, 2007, 04:07:33 PM
Wii/VC
Super Metroid
Famicom
Kid Dracula
PCE
Last Alert:The english dub is so bad it cracks me up  :lol:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 15, 2007, 06:20:49 PM
I am playing Super Metroid on a REAL Super Nintendo!  I rule.

I also played:

Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
Burger Time (great music!)
Cosmo Gang the Video
Willow
Track & Field
Time Killers (best game ever?  Just might be!!!)
Tetris
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: akamichi on September 15, 2007, 06:30:33 PM
New list!
Wii
Dragon Quest Swords - with slicing-and-dicing action(TM)!

DS
Phoenix Wright 3 - Featuring even more cases with our crazy protagonist!

Duo
Nothing right now (blasphemy!), but I did get a few new games recently. :)

PS3 (meh)
VF5
Tekken 5 DR Online

- akamichi
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 15, 2007, 06:32:33 PM
I am playing Super Metroid on a REAL Super Nintendo!  I rule.

I also played:

Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
Burger Time (great music!)
Cosmo Gang the Video
Willow
Track & Field
Time Killers (best game ever?  Just might be!!!)
Tetris
Nice games!

I finally restarded my game in Exile: Wicked Phenomenon for like the fourth time today. I played up to that tower after that mountain area in one sitting and will have to do some leveling up. This game feels a little worse since I last played it and it's a shame of how awesome this game could've been. This game definitely had the LAZY PROGRAMMERS curse!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: td741 on September 17, 2007, 02:07:15 AM
I've been on a VIC-20 binge (and just capturing some):
Ahh... Chuck Norris: Superkicks. :P http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=3039363019010793097

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on September 17, 2007, 03:22:20 AM
I also played:
Time Killers (best game ever?  Just might be!!!)

I totally agree Joe,it just might be. (secretly Michael knows everyone here hates it but himself,and is totally into playing along with Joe's complete kayfabe enthusiasm sales pitch of Time Killers)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on September 19, 2007, 02:29:01 PM
Only game I've played today so far is "Haunting Starring Polterguy".
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on September 19, 2007, 03:50:46 PM
So yeah I was thinking popcorn around 7:30?

11:00 PM after a game of Battletech, okay
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 19, 2007, 04:07:20 PM
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11:00 PM after a game of Battletech, okay

No!! I know you didn't just say,  "after a game of Battletech".   :mrgreen:

Uhm...that is awesome!  8) Battletech rules! I used to have all the sets too, but they're all lost now.  :cry: I had a shit load of maps, citytech, aerotech, mechwarrior, etc... It was such a great time. So basically I'm heading to Illinois on my next vacation, eh?  :P

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 19, 2007, 04:40:08 PM
ceti_alpha truly fits in with the Nerd HURD!

Yes we need to meet up to spend a night playing Battle Tech and ArmageTron  8) .

I got dibs on DAISHI WIDOWMAKER!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Hobo Xiphas on September 19, 2007, 04:48:12 PM
No!! I know you didn't just say,  "after a game of Battletech".   :mrgreen:

Why yes, yes I did.

Uhm...that is awesome!  8) Battletech rules! I used to have all the sets too, but they're all lost now.  :cry: I had a shit load of maps, citytech, aerotech, mechwarrior, etc... It was such a great time. So basically I'm heading to Illinois on my next vacation, eh?  :P

I am speechless.  Seriously.  Whelp, the good news is there is a brand new set out that has the plastic 'Mechs in it like CityTech\BattleTech 3rd along with a slightly updated rulebook that fixes some boneheaded rules (partial cover), so you might want to check it out if you can find a couple of nerds to play with.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on September 19, 2007, 05:15:30 PM
Only game I've played today so far is "Haunting Starring Polterguy".

That game is freaking AMAZING! I need to get EA Replay for PSP. ^__^
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on September 20, 2007, 07:29:07 AM
Only game I've played today so far is "Haunting Starring Polterguy".

That game is freaking AMAZING! I need to get EA Replay for PSP. ^__^

Yeah, that was one of the most original games for the Genesis. It's great.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 20, 2007, 11:48:19 AM
Been playin' Metroid Prime.  The Turbo ain't got no gamez like dis.  Dat's bcuz da Turbo is teh weak!@
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 20, 2007, 12:58:56 PM
Been playin' Metroid Prime.  The Turbo ain't got no gamez like dis.  Dat's bcuz da Turbo is teh weak!@
Dude, I got four words for you:

SILENT DEBUGGERS!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 20, 2007, 01:34:45 PM
I'm afraid to imagine what the other two words are.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 20, 2007, 02:57:41 PM
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Whelp, the good news is there is a brand new set out that has the plastic 'Mechs in it like CityTech\BattleTech 3rd along with a slightly updated rulebook that fixes some boneheaded rules (partial cover), so you might want to check it out if you can find a couple of nerds to play with.

Sweeeet!! Nice that it actually includes plastic figures. My first Battletech set was in fact called "Battledroids" and it came with two plastic models that you had to put together (Shadow Hawk and Griffin). Whenever they changed the name of the game to Battletech they no longer included the plastic models, instead giving us the lame cardboard. But  I would, of course, spend money on the lead figures and paint them meticulously.  8)

As for finding geeks to play? Not a problem. lol  :mrgreen:  :dance:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 22, 2007, 09:28:11 AM
Every RPG gamer's worst nightmare happened to me today....

While deleting my Final Soldier high score data, I accidently reformatted my Duo-R's backup system...which means no more Kabuki videos for YouTube! It hurts BADLY considering I was at home stretch to the end of the game.

Goodbye Dracula X 100%
 
 :cry: :cry: :cry:

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on September 22, 2007, 09:30:52 AM
Every RPG gamer's worst nightmare happened to me today....

While deleting my Final Soldier high score data, I accidently reformatted my Duo-R's backup system...which means no more Kabuki videos for YouTube!

Goodbye Dracula X 100%
 
 :cry: :cry: :cry:


Holy crap, that's downright terrible! I'm so sorry, man!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 23, 2007, 01:02:46 AM
Attention all gamers; Lords of Thunder is 100x more bad-ass on Super mode. Seriously. There are all kinds of fireballs everywhere, haha. Even the Boss battles are more intense  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 24, 2007, 04:34:57 PM
Wii/VC
Super Castlevania IV

PCE (Glad i pickup a ac adapter for the coregrafx)  :mrgreen:
Devil Crush
Splatter House
Blazeing Lazers

PS2
Sega Genesis Collection (Just got it not too long ago)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on October 24, 2007, 05:32:28 PM
Saturn
Batsugun
Battle Garegga

Nes
Final Fantasy
Metroid - You know I bought this game when it first came out. I never liked it b/c I could never find my way through this game. Now, I'm playing it again except this time I bought a old Nintendo Power issue that has the walkthrough. I got all the way up to Ridley and shot him up the ass and killed him. After that I turned off the the Nes and realize this game isn't very fun. There's just too much backtracking involved through these long corridors. Time to break out Guardian Legend.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on October 24, 2007, 05:38:07 PM
Gradius III (SNES) - This game just came in the mail today. It's probably the easiest Gradius-related game ever made. And not by design-- the slowdown works constantly like a built-in slow motion feature you can't turn off. The music is also inferior to any of the NEC games (Gradius, Salamander, Gradius II, Parodius), but still not bad. Better than a lot of SNES music.

Flash Hiders - Another game that came in the mail. Absolutely killer-awesome game. I can't believe I skipped this one for so long. Beautiful.

Anearth Fantasy Stories - Progressed a little farther in my game today, then was used to mop the floor after making some poor choices in battle.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on October 26, 2007, 03:16:57 PM
Sonic Pocket Adventure (Neo Geo Pocket) - One of the best Sonic games I ever played!
World Heroes (Genesis)
World Heroes (Kawaks)
World Heroes 2 (Kawaks)
Hot Shots Golf 2 (PSP)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on October 26, 2007, 08:56:30 PM
World Heroes (Genesis)
World Heroes (Kawaks)
World Heroes 2 (Kawaks)
Very interesting!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on October 27, 2007, 10:34:11 AM
GAIN GROUND.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on October 27, 2007, 11:52:34 AM
Last night:

Dreamcast - Space Harrier, Ikaruga. SEGA arcade action!

Today:

GameCube - Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, Hydro Thunder, Rush 2049
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on October 27, 2007, 03:43:23 PM
Famicom
Ys3 Wanderers From Ys - Pretty poor version of it. But it's Ys3. Ys3 is a fun game. Always. Even on Famicom.
Star Tropics - Greatest NES game period. If you disagree with this, you're wrong.

Famicom
Twin Bee - I really like the original Famicom Twin Bee, mainly because of the nice tunes.
Adventure Island - it went really well. Only two extra lives, this game is hardcore. :'(

Famicom
Rockman 3 - Damn you needle man! I hate you needle man! I will kill you needle man!

Yep. I only play Famicom these days. Except Star Tropics. Not exactly a Famicom game, but I have a converter so that I can use it on the Famicom. Famicom sure is a fun system to play. Yeah, Famicom.

Aaaah, Famicom.

FAMICOM RAMBLE: I need to buy more Famicom games on Yahoo Japan. I'll take a look in the Famicom category right now. I wonder if there are any nice Famicom game lots there? I can often see nice lots with many Famicom games there, but most of these Famicom games are really strange and not really that fun to play. I wonder how many Famicom games there are? There has got to be thousands of different games released for the Famicom. I wonder if someone has all the Famicom games? It would be interesting to take a look at such a Famicom collection. Imagine the amount of Famicom games. Crazy world. Crazy Famicom.

Wait, I'm waaaaay past bedtime. Good night Famicom lovers.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 27, 2007, 05:00:07 PM
Famicom
Ys3 Wanderers From Ys - Pretty poor version of it. But it's Ys3. Ys3 is a fun game. Always. Even on Famicom.
Star Tropics - Greatest NES game period. If you disagree with this, you're wrong.

Famicom
Twin Bee - I really like the original Famicom Twin Bee, mainly because of the nice tunes.
Adventure Island - it went really well. Only two extra lives, this game is hardcore. :'(

Famicom
Rockman 3 - Damn you needle man! I hate you needle man! I will kill you needle man!

Yep. I only play Famicom these days. Except Star Tropics. Not exactly a Famicom game, but I have a converter so that I can use it on the Famicom. Famicom sure is a fun system to play. Yeah, Famicom.

Aaaah, Famicom.

FAMICOM RAMBLE: I need to buy more Famicom games on Yahoo Japan. I'll take a look in the Famicom category right now. I wonder if there are any nice Famicom game lots there? I can often see nice lots with many Famicom games there, but most of these Famicom games are really strange and not really that fun to play. I wonder how many Famicom games there are? There has got to be thousands of different games released for the Famicom. I wonder if someone has all the Famicom games? It would be interesting to take a look at such a Famicom collection. Imagine the amount of Famicom games. Crazy world. Crazy Famicom.

Wait, I'm waaaaay past bedtime. Good night Famicom lovers.
Here i thought i was the only famicom fan around here.

As for lot's on famicom carts...dunno it's a gamble you might get ya want in it or get games that stink.

Can't say i've mess with yahoo jpn at all.

Either i get them from ebay or at jgs.

Still i probably have to in the end mess with yahoo jpn.For some odd reason,Ebay has dry up on selection for fds games lately and i don't know why either.

I still need a few more fds games cib befor i'm done with it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on October 27, 2007, 09:50:42 PM
I'm getting back into Cave Story, I just rediscovered it on my hard drive. Dojin games freaking own. Did you know there's a whole genre of music in Japan that's basically just re-arranges of game music? They call it Dojin music, aka Fan Music. No shitty hip-hop lingo like "remix" over there. And for that I admire them.


And if you haven't played Cave Story, you need to.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on October 28, 2007, 01:03:34 AM
I need to play it, it sounds good :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on November 02, 2007, 08:53:54 AM
Mostly beat'em ups for past few days.

Mutant Nation
Undercover Cops <-- favorite IREM beat'em up. Too bad the SFC import never made it to the US.
King of Dragons
TMNT Turtles in Time
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on November 02, 2007, 09:02:37 AM
Speaking of beat 'em ups, I played through Riot Zone yesterday.

RED was mentioned numerous times in the credits. Funny-- they don't own any rights to the game and aren't mentioned on the title screen.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 02, 2007, 04:45:18 PM
Tongueman's Logic non-stop.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on November 02, 2007, 05:20:54 PM
tongueman's logic is insanely fun  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on November 02, 2007, 06:46:52 PM
I wish I had a flash cart.  :cry:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on November 02, 2007, 06:58:35 PM
Wii Virtual Console:
Art of Fighting
World Heroes

Famicom:
RAF World

NES:
Fester's Quest
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on November 02, 2007, 09:17:57 PM
I wish I had a flash cart.  :cry:
Me too :( . I've just been playing it on Magic Engine.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on November 02, 2007, 09:20:16 PM
I've been playing it on magic engine too, even though I have a flash cart, haha. I've just been to lazy to do the bank swap.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on November 10, 2007, 12:25:19 PM
I'm still playing phantasy star universe almost 1yr on and yay!  thanks to the 1up event cup we finally got our rappy suits ^__^

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/rappygang.jpg)

roll on expansion this nov 20th.. to you folks that stopped playing hope to see ya return
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on November 10, 2007, 04:23:32 PM
I think I need to stay away from MMOs. sry.  :(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on November 10, 2007, 05:40:57 PM
Blaster Master (NES)
Sunsoft Memorial Vol. 5 (PSOne0
Iron Tank:The Invasion of Normandy (NES)
Fester's Quest (NES)
Crystalis (NES)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on November 10, 2007, 07:54:57 PM
I just played through and beat:

Virtua Fighter - Sega 32X

Virtua Fighter - Sega Saturn

Virtua Fighter Remix - Sega Saturn

Virtua Fighter 2 - Sega Saturn

Virtua Fighter 3tb - Sega Dreamcast

Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution - Sony Playstation 2

Virtua Fighter 5 Online - Microsoft Xbox 360

Yes... all tonight.  I have no life.  Virtua Fighter 1 and 2 has the best music in the series by far.

I am also still working my way through Phoenix Wright 3 on the Nintendo® DS™.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on November 10, 2007, 08:28:47 PM
I just played through and beat:

Virtua Fighter - Sega 32X

Virtua Fighter - Sega Saturn

I only have the 32X version; how does the saturn version compare?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on November 10, 2007, 08:35:36 PM
Gradius IV Fukkatsu has been taking up all my time lately. Those tentacle things in the water planet are a PAIN IN THE BUTT!

I <3 my PSP!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on November 10, 2007, 08:45:44 PM
Quote
Tentacle things in the water planet are a PAIN IN THE BUTT!

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on November 10, 2007, 09:12:19 PM
Quote from: guyjin

I only have the 32X version; how does the saturn version compare?


There is a bit more polygon break up, but there are more polygons overall and the game runs much faster (60fps vs 30fps on the 32X).  Of course the arranged music kicks ass.  Still, the 32X version is very good in every respect and even has a 16:9 widescreen mode which isn't in the Saturn version.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on November 10, 2007, 09:15:02 PM
Still, the 32X version is very good in every respect and even has a 16:9 widescreen mode which isn't in the Saturn version.

Seriously? I don't remember seeing that in the menus. Also, I only have the cart, so if it said something about that in the manual, i missed it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on November 10, 2007, 09:20:29 PM
It doesn't specify 16:9 in the manual.  It is called "SQUEEZE" in the options.  You'll get an anamorphic picture that will be displayed in widescreen on a 16:9 TV.  Notice that only the polygon graphics squeeze, not the bitmapped stuff.

(http://pixelcraze.film-tech.net/crap/virtuafighter32x.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on November 11, 2007, 01:52:16 AM
I love VF2 on the Saturn and yes the arrange music is awesome!  and you should get the Fighters Megamix as well for saturn Joe.

Vf3TB was awesome in the arcades although the dreamcast was less stellar and a really bad bug on Shuns stage and having a takarashi or other heavy character makes the boat on the far left of the screen capsizes after a few knocks at that end and the characters float in the air!!! :O

I love the original VF "block" designs and you should try the VF anniversary on the ps2 as well.

VF5 is where its at now and I love it soo much! 

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on November 11, 2007, 06:06:14 AM
I do have Fighters Megamix.  I love fighting as the Daytona car!  I have Virtua Fighter 2 on the PS2 (it seems to be the arcade version only) and there is some kind of VF1 deal on the VF4 Evolution disc, but that's just kind of weird.  Why can't these compilations be on the Xbox?  At least that thing supports progressive scan in most of its games and doesn't get stuck on fields when loading in interlaced mode.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on November 23, 2007, 09:02:41 AM
Yesterday:

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Famicom
Me and a friend played it. It was decent fun. But we got pissed at the sixth world, where both of us got game over near the end. All levels were reset. The Famicom was turned off.

Today:

Star Tropics 2 - NES
I got this game a a few days ago. It is fun and stuff, but not as great as I remembered it. Definitely not nearly as good as the first game, but still a good game. Too bad the music is really poor though, unlike the other game.

Neutopia 2 - PCE
This game is really simple, but I like it a lot. And the soundtrack is awesome, definitely my favorite for the PCE. I really wish I had the English game though. :(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on November 23, 2007, 10:20:18 AM
bomberman multiplayer  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: FM-77 on November 23, 2007, 11:11:13 AM
I've been playing some Bomberman '93 and Bomberman multiplayer with a friend. That's really boring! You can only choose very few stages and the music is always the same! It's even the same song in BOTH games! The SNES Bomberman games are much better - you can even play multiplayer co-op in them. Which rules.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on November 23, 2007, 12:02:53 PM
bomberman 94 is more fun of the 3 on the pc engine
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on November 23, 2007, 12:30:03 PM
The SNES Bomberman games are much better - you can even play multiplayer co-op in them. Which rules.

*High-five*  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 23, 2007, 02:36:09 PM
GC
Starwars Rebel Strike

Famicom&FDS
Blades of Steel
Mad City aka The Adventures of Bayou Billy.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on November 24, 2007, 08:49:17 AM
Had some spare time yesterday and put together a Famicom -> Nes joystick adaptor. I needed it to connect a XE-1PRO FC to my NES since I don't own a Famicom. The adaptor works flawlessly so I'm happy now. Spent last night playing a couple shmups using my new joystick.

(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9434/xe1profcwd7.th.jpg) (http://img514.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xe1profcwd7.jpg)

NES -
Zanac
1943
Recca
Guardian Legend

 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on November 24, 2007, 04:30:31 PM
That stick is AWESOME. 0_0
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on December 01, 2007, 01:49:32 PM
Super Spy Hunter!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on December 01, 2007, 04:46:01 PM
I subscribed to WOOMB.net and purchased Xak, Undeadline, and Neo Golvellius and every other Compile game listed (yes, I’m Compile fanatic :wink: ). I own the most of the originals so being able to read the manuals in english was a treat. The scanlations of the original manuals were awesome, and so were the translations of the games XAK and Neo Golvellius.

Of all the games I bought XAK was the most impressive, more than Neo Golvellius which was the game that attracted me in the first place. The guys who translated XAK added R800 (Turbo-R) support which makes the game run very fast, hardly seems there’s no load times, almost anyway.

About Neo Golvellius, I’m not so sure what to say. I loved playing the original msx1 version but so far this remake feels overrated. Maybe I'm wrong, I need to finish the game before making such a decision.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on December 01, 2007, 05:32:43 PM
Have an old buddy over, just played 18 on Neo Turfmasters. I eeked out the win +2 to +3. Made some coffee, gonna try another 18 in a few.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on December 01, 2007, 05:40:07 PM
Rogue Galaxy/Ape Escape 3/ Every Extend Extra.

I sold my soul to these games...  :cry:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on December 01, 2007, 06:12:36 PM
Neo Turf Masters is freakin' awesome.  It's even cool on the Pocket.  I actually beat that game the other week well under par and in first place because I am the king of games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on December 01, 2007, 07:04:52 PM
Just beat Ratchet & Clank Future: tools of destruction. One of the greatest games ever made. Extremely fun! Graphically amazing.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 18, 2007, 03:17:48 PM
Famicom
Batman Return of the Joker

GC
Starwars Rebel Strike

Wii/VC
SM64
Alien Soldier
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 18, 2007, 03:33:42 PM
Fire Pro 6 Men Scramble
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on December 20, 2007, 02:50:01 PM
MSX (via WOOMB.net)

Golvellius
Xak - The Art of Visual Stage

Completed Golvellius for the hundredth time and Xak for the first time. Time to start playing Neo Golvellius.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on December 20, 2007, 04:04:59 PM
WOOMB.net

Wow, it's like Gametap but with games I'd ACTUALLY WANT TO PLAY!  :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on December 20, 2007, 04:18:50 PM
I had a healthy dose of Anearth Fantasy Stories today.

That is all.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on December 20, 2007, 08:49:27 PM
^ Always wanted to play this, but hard.expensive to find a copy  :(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on December 21, 2007, 03:25:45 AM
I don't remember anymore what I paid for it, but it wasn't that much. Maybe $35?

Either way, you owe it to yourself to get a copy. Having owned and played it, I now can say that I would have paid as much as $100 for it. It's that good.

And, with m1savage's excellent website devoted to the game, you can't go wrong.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on December 21, 2007, 03:30:04 AM
^ link??
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on December 21, 2007, 03:48:07 AM
http://www.m1sz1.com/anearth/intro.html
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on December 21, 2007, 03:49:33 AM
Thanks Necro  :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 21, 2007, 05:07:11 AM
Still playing Fire Pro Wrestling 6 Men Scramble on Saturn.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on December 21, 2007, 09:12:53 AM
A little friendly competition has absolutely hooked me on Neo Turf Masters.
My buddy got a -9 on my cab so I could not let that slide. :x I finally bumped him
with a -11 after a few days. I'm pretty happy with that seeing,I was shooting +2
three weeks ago.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on December 21, 2007, 09:15:54 AM
Tales of Phantasia GBA
Legend of Heroes Tear of Vermillion PSP
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on December 24, 2007, 02:55:52 PM
MSX (via woomb.net)

Golvellius 2 - beat it last night
Undeadline - currently playing
Hydlide 3 - looks attractive, I might buy it next.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on December 24, 2007, 03:24:07 PM
got in maybe an hour of PSO bb today!


Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 26, 2007, 05:19:28 PM
Wii/VC
Super Mario Galaxy
SM64

Famicom
Batman Return of the Joker
Tecmo Superbowl
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 04, 2008, 04:36:19 PM
Raiden III for PS2. Addicting gameplay and AWESOME music. Seriously, ROMplerized Moog leads and puncjy techno drums and power toms DOMINATE this soundtrack. It's for the f*cking win. Pick it up.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 04, 2008, 04:39:08 PM
Raiden III for PS2. Addicting gameplay and AWESOME music. Seriously, ROMplerized Moog leads and puncjy techno drums and power toms DOMINATE this soundtrack. It's for the f*cking win. Pick it up.

Funny you mention this. I have it for Pc,have yet to play it though. Own Raiden Project for Ps1 also,played that for a couple of hours the other day.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 04, 2008, 04:43:56 PM
Raiden III for PS2. Addicting gameplay and AWESOME music. Seriously, ROMplerized Moog leads and puncjy techno drums and power toms DOMINATE this soundtrack. It's for the f*cking win. Pick it up.

Funny you mention this. I have it for Pc,have yet to play it though.

Do it. It's awesome. You know it's going to be a kick-ass game when the intro starts with it's badass techno, and the ship takes off with that awesome gating effect!  :lol:

I seriously need to buy this game's soundtrack.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 04, 2008, 11:03:14 PM
Well,I have been reluctant because my friend who has it also said it requires you to use the keyboard. I will have to us e a keyboard emu so I can use my arcade stick on it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on January 05, 2008, 12:53:50 AM
what store carries the pc version?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 05, 2008, 12:57:17 AM
Play Asia.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on January 05, 2008, 07:18:56 PM
Playing nothing but Last Armageddon for the PC-8801 and FM-Towns for this week. I think I'm about halfway through both versions.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 05, 2008, 07:25:22 PM
Well,I have been reluctant because my friend who has it also said it requires you to use the keyboard.

Most of my SHMUPping is done via keyboard, I have no problems with it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on January 05, 2008, 09:12:51 PM
Play Asia.

cool, thnx. I had no idea that they had such a great selection of pc games  :o
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on January 06, 2008, 04:00:41 AM
Had a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Capcom vs. SNK 2 playoff at someone's apartment last night.

I didn't win much, but I still put up a fight.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on January 06, 2008, 04:06:21 AM
Had a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Capcom vs. SNK 2 playoff at someone's apartment last night.

I didn't win much, but I still put up a fight.


MvC2 is an imba piece of crap anyway, its just for teh eye candy :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on January 06, 2008, 05:12:17 AM
marvel vs capcom part 1 is my favorite in the series. I use megaman to shoot fire balls  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on January 16, 2008, 08:23:58 PM
PS2
Ys Ark of the Napishtim (Just got it a while back not bad so far)

Wii
SMG
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 16, 2008, 08:32:38 PM
At home:

Ape Escape 3 - PS2: R.I.P. You were a great game.  :cry:

Battle Ace - Magic Engine: Awesome game!

Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX
- PSP: I LOVE THIS GAME!

Galaxy Force 2 - MAME: Still f*cking amazing.

Rail Chase - MAME: See above.

Daggerfall - DOSBox: It rules!


At work:

Cool Movie Poker (http://www.cool-movie-trivia.com/Flash/Poker/CMTPoker.html) - Flash: My friend taught me how to play poker, and this is the game he used. The movie trivia part is fun too.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 17, 2008, 02:57:47 AM
At home:
Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX - PSP: I LOVE THIS GAME!

How well does that control on PSP. I have heard horror stories that are thumb pad related. I own Zero3 for Saturn import wise,has to be one of the most awesome fighters released for the system,other then KOF'96. Its typically considered the best home port and better then the arcade in many ways. I think I paid around $100 for it,but def worth it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 17, 2008, 10:36:43 AM
How well does that control on PSP. I have heard horror stories that are thumb pad related.

It controls fine to me, but I play with the D-Pad.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on January 22, 2008, 07:47:00 PM
MSX:
Daiva 4
Super Laydock

No alot of time for games this week. I'm trying catch up on sleep. My new job gots me working 10pm - 6am.  :(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on January 23, 2008, 03:33:26 AM
Yesterday--

TG-16:
Darkwing Duck (due to recent thread here, had to play it)
Ys II

NES:
Dragon Spirit
Dr. Chaos (horrible game)

Today--

Unfortunately, we don't have any video games here at work.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 23, 2008, 08:35:49 AM
Final Fantasy 4 - PS1. Damn octopus.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on January 23, 2008, 09:19:50 AM
I thought you liked tentacles?  :-s
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 23, 2008, 09:30:39 AM
I thought you liked tentacles?  :-s

Not Insant KO Tentacles...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Sinistron on January 24, 2008, 01:34:45 AM
Soldier Blade last night- took off the main boss's ("I'll kill you") shield and gun- too late at night fo rme to keep trying.  Next time hopefully.  Mission 6 is the toughest- with that skinny spinning head guy that keeps warping reality.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 24, 2008, 02:09:29 PM
Now that Sega Classics Collection is working again:

Gain Ground

Columns

Phantasy Star IV

Sword Of Vermillion
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 24, 2008, 04:07:20 PM
Wow, I started to seriously play Ristar and it's a damn good game!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on January 25, 2008, 11:27:32 AM
I am still hopelessly addicted to Neo Turf Masters. This is everyone's favorite game for my Neo, and
having some good competition really gets me hooked. There is a coffee can with $60 in it for the first
hole-in-one too....even more fuel for the addiction.

My average is still 10 to 11 under, but I had a nice breakout game of 16 under today on the Japan course.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 25, 2008, 12:31:46 PM
Neo Turf Masters is freakin' awesome.  I am glad I own the real thing.  I was finally able to beat the computer without continuing and come in well under par and in 1st place (with the guy who has powerful drives).  I don't think a hole in one is possible.  Hell, it's pretty much impossible to chip it in from 4 feet away because it always bounces off of the flag pole, damn it!!!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on January 25, 2008, 02:22:16 PM
I'll keep saying this whenever Neo Turf Masters is mentioned: Top Players Golf for Neo Geo is better (plus it came first!).  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on January 25, 2008, 02:52:00 PM
Neo Turf Masters is freakin' awesome.  I am glad I own the real thing.  I was finally able to beat the computer without continuing and come in well under par and in 1st place (with the guy who has powerful drives).  I don't think a hole in one is possible.  Hell, it's pretty much impossible to chip it in from 4 feet away because it always bounces off of the flag pole, damn it!!!!

The damn pin does make it hard to chip in. I can't count how many times I have putted from like 10 yards off the fairway, just to have the ball lean against the pin and not fall. :evil:
I have made some sexy eagles from 160-120 yards, so I think a hole-in-one is possible on the short par 3.
On the Gweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen................

Never tried Top Players Keranu, hard to imaginee a better golf game on the Neo.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on January 25, 2008, 04:35:56 PM
I'll keep saying this whenever Neo Turf Masters is mentioned: Top Players Golf for Neo Geo is better (plus it came first!).  8)
Yet TPG is not on the gween so that makes it null and void  :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on January 25, 2008, 06:54:38 PM
On the gween!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 25, 2008, 07:07:12 PM
I love that.  Neo Turf Masters is just so... arcadey!
Title: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Tatsujin on January 27, 2008, 02:28:28 AM
any consoles any plattforms, analog or digital doesn't matter! what are you playing at the moment? :)

me playin':

-kujaku oh 2 MD
-thunder force III MD
-silent hill zero psp
-layer section SS
-S.C.I SS
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: runinruder on January 27, 2008, 02:33:53 AM
I'm thinking about starting on one of those PCE Momo Tarou RPGs today.  I feel an odd sense of fear. 
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: MurderDate on January 27, 2008, 03:33:09 AM

Darkwing Duck & Gate of Thunder.    Two great pick-up-&-plays.

Kinda want to start playing Ys III but I figure I better scrounge some money together before rent is due in a couple days before I touch that one or else a week will go by before I know it.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: MissaFX on January 27, 2008, 03:55:48 AM
Chip Chan Kick - PC-FX
Advance Wars - Days of Ruin - DS
and
Popful Mail - Sega CD
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: awack on January 27, 2008, 04:33:25 AM
Lets see,

Shadow of the beast  (genesis)
forgotten worlds  (genesis)
super castlevania  (snes)
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: SignOfZeta on January 27, 2008, 05:53:32 AM
Mainly its Neo Geo Battle Colosseum. I'm thinking about getting a new DS game though. Zelda or something.

I also play Card Fighters 2 on NGP a lot. I'm more than 130 hours into it. Still trying to complete my deck.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: nat on January 27, 2008, 06:55:39 AM
I'm thinking about starting on one of those PCE Momo Tarou RPGs today.  I feel an odd sense of fear. 

If you don't make it back alive, we'll hold a vigil for you.

Anyway, here's what I've got going:

-Shape Shifter. I'm at the end goddammit, I really need to wrap this thing.
-Ys II. See SS.
-Team Innocent (PC-FX). Just started recently, almost done with Mission 1 (out of 3).
-Super Mario Galaxy (Wii).

I'm really looking forward to sealing the deal on SS and Ys so I can start in on a little Xanadu or Dragon Knight or something.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Turbo D on January 27, 2008, 10:32:50 AM
Lately I've been playing:

ShapeShifter
CF2
Ginga Fukei
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 27, 2008, 10:44:36 AM
Battle Heat PCFX. Beat it today. Really like it alot.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: SNKNostalgia on January 27, 2008, 11:02:26 AM
Contra 3 SNES on Hard - pain in the ass to beat to get the good ending.
Suikoden 1 PS1 - so I can save the new game data to play Suikoden 2 PS1 in its full glory.
Fatal Fury 3 Neo Geo AES - Just a plain fun game to kill time with.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on January 27, 2008, 05:24:25 PM
Turbo-Dragon Slayer LOH 2 & Popful Mail
PS2-Wild Arms Alter Code F
DS-Mega Man ZX Advent, Children of Mana(kind of boring), Lunar Dragon Song(haven't played it in a couple years, need to just get it out of the way!)
PSP-Daxter

That's all I can think of right now.  I have an immense backlog though :P
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 27, 2008, 06:18:59 PM
Quiz And Dragons
Cameltry
Elevator Action Returns
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on January 27, 2008, 06:38:13 PM
Quiz And Dragons
Cameltry
Elevator Action Returns

Hmm, sounds suspiciously like you're playing those on a Taito Collection of some kind  :D
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Kitsunexus on January 27, 2008, 06:51:02 PM
Quiz And Dragons
Cameltry
Elevator Action Returns

Hmm, sounds suspiciously like you're playing those on a Taito Collection of some kind  :D

Yes, but Quiz And Dragons is on Capcom Collection.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: WoodyXP on January 27, 2008, 07:41:01 PM

SamSpirits Zero (NG)
Karous (DC)
Mario 2 (FDS)
Alone in the Dark 2 (3DO) <- What a painful experience.. but I'm gonna play through it.. hahah
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Turbo D on January 27, 2008, 07:43:29 PM
valiant to the end.....DAmN yOu NoVa!!!1 :x
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: ParanoiaDragon on January 27, 2008, 10:08:30 PM
Quiz And Dragons
Cameltry
Elevator Action Returns

Hmm, sounds suspiciously like you're playing those on a Taito Collection of some kind  :D

Yes, but Quiz And Dragons is on Capcom Collection.

Doh!  I was trying to recall who made that game, I have all the collections & I guess I mixed them up.  Forgive me, for I have sinned :D
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 28, 2008, 12:49:45 AM
Don't we already have a similar thread to this?

Anyway for me it is:

Burnout Paradise (PS3)
Moto Roader 2 (TurboEngine-16)
Side Arms Special (TG-CD) - I am playing through the special Jesus Christ mode or something like that.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Necromancer on January 28, 2008, 04:19:24 AM
Don't we already have a similar thread to this?

Yes, right here.

I'm currently playing Ys IV to get a play time for the high scores area.  I f'd up and forgot to pick up the Heal Ring while chasing after Tim; is there anyway to go back and pick it up after Eldeel gets shivved?
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: r_benchley on January 30, 2008, 02:27:01 AM
Right now I'm playing the following games:

Folklore -PS3
Persona 3 -PS2
Ys IV - PC Engine Duo-R
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: SNKNostalgia on January 30, 2008, 09:13:24 AM
So I just got my Ys III yesterday from vestcoat. I played it and played it, then beat it within a total of like 5-6 hours. Man it was shorter than I thought it would be. It was pretty fun but I have to say Ys 1 and 2 was much more fun and in depth.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Michael Helgeson on January 30, 2008, 10:12:11 AM
So I just got my Ys III yesterday from vestcoat. I played it and played it, then beat it within a total of like 5-6 hours. Man it was shorter than I thought it would be. It was pretty fun but I have to say Ys 1 and 2 was much more fun and in depth.

Yea I think it took me that long to do so on Genesis too. Def a good game,just not epic in its story and play.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 30, 2008, 12:30:36 PM
That one is pretty short.  I hate the final boss in the Genesis version, though.  He is a prick.

Yesterday I beat Thunder Force 2 again.  Awesome game.  Way better than Halo 3 or Grand Theft Auto Vice City.
Title: Re: the "what do you play right now" thread!
Post by: nat on January 30, 2008, 01:38:35 PM
today I got a little closer to the end of Ys II. I keep getting interrupted by one thing or another though.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on January 30, 2008, 01:42:23 PM
OK I merged this with Daily Dose of Gaming since it was the same thing.  All posts are intact.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on January 30, 2008, 02:31:06 PM
OK I merged this with Daily Dose of Gaming since it was the same thing.  All posts are intact.

Most impressive.....

Anyway- just played a crap load of Last Bronx(SS) last night.  Damn, that game can be so much fun!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on February 05, 2008, 11:43:16 AM
Nothing but digital comics this week. Completed Dead of the Brain and Jesus in 2 nights.  :)

MSX:
Dead of the Brain
Jesus

NEC PC-9801:
YU-NO

PC WinXP:
Eve Burst Error (in english)




Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 05, 2008, 12:06:57 PM
Burnout Paradise - PS Triple

Rambo III - Sega Master System

Rambo III - Sega Genesis
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on February 05, 2008, 05:59:44 PM
Hot Pixel (PSP) - I beat the game, now I have to beat it with all perfects.

I can't decide whether I like Burnout 2 or Burnout 3 better.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 05, 2008, 07:18:04 PM
I demand you like Burnout 3 better.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on February 05, 2008, 07:20:53 PM
I demand you like Burnout 3 better.

I actually do, it's more about smashing your rivals than unrealistically flinging cars which makes it more of a fun game IMO.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on February 05, 2008, 07:55:30 PM
I played cod4 on live tonight at a pals house. It was pretty rad. I also got down on some ridgeracer7.

Right now I'm playing the following games:

Folklore -PS3

How is folklore? What type of game is it like?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on February 05, 2008, 11:30:15 PM
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Way better than Halo 3 or Grand Theft Auto Vice City.

I can't say anything in regards to Halo 3, but Sucky Theft Auto is teh balls. I really can't stand those Grand Theft games.

Quote
I demand you like Burnout 3 better.

Quote
I actually do, it's more about smashing your rivals than unrealistically flinging cars which makes it more of a fun game IMO.

Agreed. Burnout 2 didn't really do much for me, but Burnout 3 was a system seller for me. I made a bid on an Xbox on eBay the next day.

Burnout 3 is what Grand Theft Auto isn't.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on February 06, 2008, 06:25:45 AM
Playing Folklore while waiting for Devil May Cry 4 to come out, which is today so I need to go pick it up.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on February 06, 2008, 06:47:35 AM
Why don't they just call the series "Devil is an Emo Bitch" or "Awwww does widdle Devil need a hanky?".

They convey the title just as well.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: GUTS on February 06, 2008, 12:05:28 PM
Just picked Devil May Cry 4 up today, its f*cking awesome.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on February 06, 2008, 12:38:29 PM
Just got back from Fry's and I'm installing dmc4 to my ps3 hdd as we speak!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 06, 2008, 12:55:01 PM
Installing?  Why?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on February 06, 2008, 01:32:22 PM
It made me. Apparently it runs off of the hdd. Many ps3 games can be installed to the hdd, but this is the first for me that required it. Devil May Cry 4 is super bad-ass!!! A must for any ps3 or 360 owner.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 06, 2008, 01:46:26 PM
The demo was alright.  It's a $20 game.  I'll get it when it drops to that.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Keranu on February 06, 2008, 05:02:13 PM
Jeez, console games have to install now? May as well let you replace parts too and have your own computer.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 06, 2008, 06:41:21 PM
No, Capcom is just being gay.  Some games like Time Crisis 4 give you the option to install a large amount of data onto the HD specifically to speed up load times, but it seems to play quickly enough without doing that.

Even Halo 2 on the Xbox auto-installed.  Took forever.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on February 06, 2008, 06:44:06 PM
Jeez, console games have to install now? May as well let you replace parts too and have your own computer.

ps3 hdd is replaceable with any 2.5" sata hdd. My 60gig ps3 will someday be a 320gig ps3 :twisted:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 06, 2008, 06:50:00 PM
But how will you keep the PS3 OS and user settings, etc?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on February 07, 2008, 01:49:59 PM
I brought my Duo over to my brother's apartment last night. We played sapphire together for a while; after we got tired of being beaten by easy mode :oops: we played some buster brothers (he commented that it was 'weird'), a little cratermaze, timeball, and then a lot of alien crush; we had an old-skool style high score contest.

my brother's boyfreind (my brother's a wow widow... and gay) chided me for telling my brother to press 'start', rather than 'run'. guess I'm still not hardcore-turbo enough.  :oops:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on February 07, 2008, 01:54:15 PM
The ORIGINAL UT, which is the BEST. My FAVORITE GAME EVER.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on February 07, 2008, 02:53:48 PM
But how will you keep the PS3 OS and user settings, etc?

Apparently the console does all of the work for you. All you have to do is swap the drives. You can easily back up your game saves to a flash drive or portable hdd before the swap.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 07, 2008, 02:57:21 PM
PS2
Ys 6 (Took a break and started again)
KOF XI (Snag me a copy at bestbuy for $9.99 as useal a cheap boss at the end  :evil:)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on February 07, 2008, 08:50:01 PM
My buddy set up the ole' LAN and we got in a few good games of Starcraft.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 07, 2008, 11:25:58 PM
Beat Burnout Paradise.  Also played some Burnout 2, Burnout 3 Takedown and Burnout Revenge.  Revenge is really fun.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on February 08, 2008, 12:42:57 AM
Armagetron Advanced. I got pwnd last night. Only won one match. Teh pros were on.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 20, 2008, 05:04:02 PM
NeoGeo
Captain Tomaday ! (Finally i got this shooter for my neo)  :mrgreen:
Blues Journey

PS2
KOF XI

Famicom
Battletoads

Just in case any body wounders what captain tomaday is.
http://www.neo-geo.com/reviews/neo-reviews//captain_tomaday/captain_tomaday.html
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on February 20, 2008, 05:08:37 PM
PSP
Brave Story
Fafner of the Azure: Dead Aggressor  (Sokyuu no Fafner)

DS
Custom Robo
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: natethegreat82 on February 22, 2008, 11:26:06 AM
PS2
Rogue Galaxy

Apple IIgs
Arkanoid
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on February 22, 2008, 11:27:48 AM
Apple IIgs
Arkanoid

Hella AWESOME.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: natethegreat82 on February 22, 2008, 11:41:16 AM
Apple IIgs
Arkanoid

Hella AWESOME.
I also have the sequel. They can get pretty addictive at times! :lol:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 22, 2008, 05:07:36 PM
Apple IIgs
Arkanoid

Hella AWESOME.
I also have the sequel. They can get pretty addictive at times! :lol:
Revenge of DOH huh i have it for my famicom as well.

I still see arkanoid as being the best breakout clone to date.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on February 22, 2008, 05:08:49 PM
Apple IIgs
Arkanoid

The sequel TRON mentioned is also awesome on the IIGS. You got a real one or playing via emulation?

I love my Apple IIGS. It's my second electronic love, after consoles.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on February 23, 2008, 12:39:51 AM
yeah, I wish I had a IIGS. That and an MSX.

I need to go to more school auctions or something.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: natethegreat82 on February 23, 2008, 03:44:12 AM
Apple IIgs
Arkanoid

The sequel TRON mentioned is also awesome on the IIGS. You got a real one or playing via emulation?

I love my Apple IIGS. It's my second electronic love, after consoles.
Yeah I got a real one. I don't have many games for it though. Hopefully when my USB to serial adapter shows up in the mail I can use ADT Pro and transfer some disk images over.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on February 23, 2008, 04:00:51 AM
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Beat Burnout Paradise.  Also played some Burnout 2, Burnout 3 Takedown and Burnout Revenge.  Revenge is really fun.

Revenge is good, but the graphics really went downhill on Revenge, though I haven't seen the 360 version, which I'm sure is quite good. It is fun though. However, B3 Takedown is my favourite hands down. The graphics are sharp and it's intense. The F1 car hotlap is absolutely crazy. I think that's why I like B3 more than Revenge - you can't hit ANY cars that don't have the arrow on top. Makes the game more intense and hard IMHO.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on February 23, 2008, 04:13:23 AM
I think that's why I like B3 more than Revenge - you can't hit ANY cars that don't have the arrow on top. Makes the game more intense and hard IMHO.

EXACTLY! It makes it more like a game instead of some (very high production) software toy.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on February 23, 2008, 04:54:27 AM
The Duos being fed a steady diet of steamy poo today - Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Falcon, and Gunboat.  Pray that it doesn't mutiny and light itself on fire.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on February 23, 2008, 05:26:15 AM
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The Duos being fed a steady diet of steamy poo today - Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Falcon, and Gunboat.  Pray that it doesn't mutiny and light itself on fire.

I think that's Duo abuse!  [-X Someone call the GCADA!!!  ---- Gaming Commission Against Duo Abuse ----

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on February 23, 2008, 02:44:53 PM
After four months of playing 2-3 games a day I finally got A Hole In One on the 12th green of Seaside.
See Joe it is possible :wink: but they sure are stingy bastards about giving them out. This also raised my best
 score to 17 under.

(http://home.comcast.net/~fawst/ntm(1).jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 23, 2008, 03:51:04 PM
After four months of playing 2-3 games a day I finally got A Hole In One on the 12th green of Seaside.
See Joe it is possible :wink: but they sure are stingy bastards about giving them out. This also raised my best
 score to 17 under.

(http://home.comcast.net/~fawst/ntm(1).jpg)

You realy need to make a 1cc video of that  :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on February 23, 2008, 04:29:34 PM
Nice!  With a score like that, 1cc is obvious.  Too bad the NG doesn't save your score to the Sega Back-Up RAM cart or something.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 23, 2008, 04:36:19 PM
Nice!  With a score like that, 1cc is obvious.  Too bad the NG doesn't save your score to the Sega Back-Up RAM cart or something.
MVS does save it score but with the use of a battery.

Kind of shame the aes lacks that yeah there is the memory card,but all that does is save your place in the game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: natethegreat82 on February 27, 2008, 01:24:33 PM
Today my SuperGrafx showed up and I played the three games I got with it: Aldynes, Battle Ace and Granzort. I also tried out all my PC Engine games with it as well. It's a neat machine, and a much nicer alternative to my Hucard converter. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on February 28, 2008, 01:02:42 PM
Nice. How do you like the SG games?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nat on February 28, 2008, 04:54:10 PM
Ha! Those are the same games I got with my SGX. All the SGX games are great.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Kitsunexus on February 28, 2008, 04:59:47 PM
What I'm playing instead of games right now (pic not mine). (http://www.jettlaneproductions.com/images/photo_albums/keys/images/PVDPM3_gif.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on February 28, 2008, 08:19:31 PM
Saturn Sega Ages US disc Outrun with Sega brand steering wheel.Awesome times for sure.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on February 28, 2008, 11:21:09 PM
Relics - I beat the PC-8801 and MSX2 version in the same day. A rather odd game where you begin as a ghost searching for your real body. At the same time you explore a strange ruin called Relics. The action is slow paced and there's no BGM except during the intro and ending. Seems like a really boring game at first but it's one those that somehow keeps you playing until you finish it.

Snatcher - I finally finished playing through the original PC-8801. Best version I've played yet.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on February 29, 2008, 01:42:25 AM
Cotton - Very cute artwork, funny cinemas, catchy tunes, and a bipolar witch.  I'm really digging this one, especially after the recent crapfest.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: runinruder on February 29, 2008, 02:46:59 AM
a bipolar witch. 

Haha.  I like how she apologizes to the dragon boss after beating him.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MurderDate on February 29, 2008, 03:25:19 AM
I love that game (Cotton).  Never thought I'd like it so much.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on February 29, 2008, 03:38:38 AM
Haha.  I like how she apologizes to the dragon boss after beating him.

Which stage is that?  I suck and haven't gotten past the third stage yet.

I love that game (Cotton).  Never thought I'd like it so much.

Same here.  I was fully expecting it to end up in the collection and rarely be played (*cough* waste of money *cough*), but now I'm pretty sure that it'll be in the rotation on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: runinruder on February 29, 2008, 03:44:17 AM
Haha.  I like how she apologizes to the dragon boss after beating him.

Which stage is that?  I suck and haven't gotten past the third stage yet.

It's been a while, but I think it's after stage 6. 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: natethegreat82 on February 29, 2008, 04:46:57 AM
Nice. How do you like the SG games?
Right now I'd have to say that Aldynes is my favourite, followed by Granzort and Battle Ace. Now I just need to track down 1941, Ghouls 'N Ghosts and Darius Plus to complete my SuperGrafx game collection.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on February 29, 2008, 01:05:04 PM
I looove playing 1941 and daimaikamura on the supergrafx!!! I can't get tired of them!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on February 29, 2008, 04:39:52 PM
Speed Racer (SNES)
Robocop (MAME)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Sinistron on March 01, 2008, 04:40:19 AM
I looove playing 1941 and daimaikamura on the supergrafx!!! I can't get tired of them!

Fawk man.  I need to save up for a supergrafx.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rainbow_bright on March 01, 2008, 08:08:07 AM
Just got to the last level of Blazers lazers..didn't beat it though. Next time, hopefully. Some of the music in this game, kicks so much ass!

 edit-lol BLAZERS LAZERS HAHAHA , I mean..Blazing lazers!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on March 01, 2008, 08:38:01 AM
Speed Racer (SNES)
Robocop (MAME)

Robocop 1 arcade is a f*cking classic. Good choice classic to spend time on.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on March 01, 2008, 09:53:32 AM
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Robocop 1 arcade is a f*cking classic. Good choice classic to spend time on.

Agreed. That game is a classic. I might actually pop that on myself.  :-k
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on March 06, 2008, 05:34:05 PM
Some Super Contra 1cc action
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9200112447408848490&q=1cc+contra&total=5&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=1
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 20, 2008, 09:48:23 PM
Famicom
Doki Doki Panic
GunNac

GC/GB Player
Double Dragon Advance
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on April 21, 2008, 01:12:34 AM
Famicom
GunNac
Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: jboypacman on April 23, 2008, 01:46:21 AM
Shatterhand-NES

Castlevania Dracula X-PC Engine

Super Wonderboy in Monsterland-Sega Master System
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on April 23, 2008, 04:16:55 PM
finally completed Jigoku Meguri on the pce .. really awesome game and I guess this is as good as it gets to a ghost and ghoblins game for the pc engine..

Apart from that I gone back to an oooold Korean MMORPG that I used to play.. I quit because of the stinking time gaps and lag issues.. 1 Year on those problems still there but at least I still got the old online buddies to keep me happy.  International Ragnarok and this is WoE night (War of Emperiums)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/screenChaos031.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mobius on April 23, 2008, 05:51:06 PM
Hah, I played Ragnarok for about two days when it was a free beta or something like that.  That's when I decided I didn't like MMORPGs.  Quick stints with Maple Story and EVE Online did nothing to change my mind.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on April 24, 2008, 04:19:19 AM
Aside from the Turbo, Armagetron Advanced is my other gaming fix. I love this game. It's basically TRON lightcycles. You can download and apply all sorts of different moviepacks that people develop that change the look. My moviepack looks pretty much identical to TRON the movie. If I was a 3D developer I'd love to make a Turbo/PCE theme moviepack.  :mrgreen:

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w89/analogue_sympathizer/armagetron_screenshot_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 24, 2008, 06:36:41 PM
Famicom
GunNac
Oh yeah.
It's some thing isn't it i don't even know how i pass it up when i owned a nes.

Guess it was bad timing given,GunNac came out at a time when the next generation of console were hitting the store shelfs.

By that point the nes was on it's way out.

Oh well,better late then never i'm just glad i finally got a copy to play on my famicom.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on April 25, 2008, 03:10:18 PM
Maximum attack G on Phantasy Star Universe which just started today..

also been playing that Raiden Fighters Aces demo which is amazing.. M$ u better bring this out over here!!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Nintega Turbine Trio-CBS on April 26, 2008, 11:11:31 AM
Maximum attack G on Phantasy Star Universe which just started today..

also been playing that Raiden Fighters Aces demo which is amazing.. M$ u better bring this out over here!!!

Sorry man they won't. It doesn't involve running over hookers or shooting in first person.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Nintega Turbine Trio-CBS on April 26, 2008, 11:45:40 AM
I have been playing:

Crazy Climber 2 (MAME)
Soldier Blade (PCE) - Trying to beat it on hard
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on April 28, 2008, 11:10:24 PM
Just got GTAIV special Edition through the post today..  its pretty awesome stuff .. I'm not a GTA fan but this version will probably keep me busy for a while.  Love the size of the city!


Most of the time is spent walking driving around doing 360 with the camera just to take in the sights!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on April 29, 2008, 03:43:19 AM
Just got GTAIV special Edition through the post today..  its pretty awesome stuff .. I'm not a GTA fan but this version will probably keep me busy for a while.  Love the size of the city!


Most of the time is spent walking driving around doing 360 with the camera just to take in the sights!

Is it pretty similar to San Andreas, only bigger and better looking?  A lot of people froth at the mouth with hate for GTA, but I too find 'em fun to explore (there's much more to 'em than just running over pedestrians and shooting people), and I look forward to the eventual PC release.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on April 29, 2008, 06:33:48 AM
Is it pretty similar to San Andreas, only bigger and better looking?  A lot of people froth at the mouth with hate for GTA, but I too find 'em fun to explore (there's much more to 'em than just running over pedestrians and shooting people), and I look forward to the eventual PC release.


I never really played much of GTA SA.. I compared this really to Oblivion IV Elder Scrolls because of the size of the city.. ITS MASSIVE!!

There's a video review on Gametrailers.com

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/33326.html

I don't think too much is given away there.


I just quickly shot these.

Niko just taking a stroll through liberty city
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/th_GTAIVtemp.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/?action=view&current=GTAIVtemp.flv)

Me and a few others Sky Diving trying to aim for the pool GTA style
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/th_gtaskydiving.jpg) (http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/?action=view&current=gtaskydiving.flv)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on April 29, 2008, 04:46:35 PM
Famicom
GunNac
Oh yeah.
It's some thing isn't i don't even know how i pass it up when i owned a nes.

Guess it was bad timing given,GunNac came out at a time when the next generation of console were hitting the store shelfs.

By that point the nes was on it's way out.

Oh well,better late then never i'm just glad i finally got a copy to play on my famicom.
Yeah, all of the games that came out late in NES / FC's lifespan fell in the shadows of (crappier) 16-bit releases. S.C.A.T. is another great (co-op!) Natsume game you should definitely get :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on April 30, 2008, 03:04:37 AM
I never really played much of GTA SA.. I compared this really to Oblivion IV Elder Scrolls because of the size of the city.. ITS MASSIVE!!

Yet quite a bit smaller than the map in SA, though that's alright considering an awful lot of that was wide open nothingness.  It's too bad that the vehicle and weapon variation went downhill, but at least they scrapped the retarded eating and workout crap (but unfortunately not the clothes shopping stupidity).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on April 30, 2008, 03:51:29 AM
they also put in a "ahem" dating sim where you woo a girl ..
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on April 30, 2008, 04:36:02 AM
they also put in a "ahem" dating sim where you woo a girl ..

Oh nooes!  That's horrible!  :roll:

It's so frickin' funny that people got so worked up over the hot coffee thing.  So, let me get this straight: it's alright for me to beat down a girl, run her over, shoot her, and then set her corpse on fire, but banging her is immoral and inappropriate.  Effin' idiots.  :roll:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: natethegreat82 on May 02, 2008, 04:52:16 PM
Gamecube
Viewtiful Joe 2
Summoner: A Goddess Reborn

PSP
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: awack on June 08, 2008, 12:04:43 PM
Hagane for the Super Nintendo, i think it might be the best side scrolling action game on the Snes, the last part is a killer though.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: jboypacman on June 08, 2008, 01:43:50 PM
This week its been alot of Lords of Thunder and Dracula X for the PCE and Sonic CD for Sega CD.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on June 15, 2008, 10:07:21 PM
A couple months ago I bought a Toshiba Satellite 4005CDS for mere 12 Bucks! It's got a PentiumII 233mhz, 96MB RAM, 4GB hdd, Yamaha OPL3-SA3, floppy, 20x cdrom, 12.1" dual scan, usb port. No windoze on this puppy, my other PC gots that covered. No, I decided this will be a dedicated DOS gaming machine.

Its been very long time since I used dos, so I forgotten how to edit the config.sys and autoexec.bat. I don't know how many times I re-edited those files but I did it so much I ended up re-teaching myself DOS in the process. I remember setting up the sound drivers in dos has always been a hassle. Even trying to find a way to free up enough conventional memory for games to run was sometimes a pain too. But this time around it took me less time to do it. Mmm...nostalgia. It all coming back to me :)

Probably the only bad about this laptop is the LCD, its dual scan. Very blurry and colors are washed out especially when something is in motion, but its got VGA out so it all good on a CRT. Even cooler this laptop looks like a console all time because you don't even have to flip up the screen up to press the power button. The switch is actually on its side. It can stay close forever.

Zeliard - greatest adventure game I've ever played in 2008 hands down. What I love most is the Adlib music. It really sounds better than the original on the NEC PC-8801. I can't believe I missed out on this game. Def on the look out for the original package with 5.25 floppies even though I don't own a 5.25 disk drive. :p

Turrican - game's so picky on the memory requirements that I can't load sneskey. I'm forced to play on the keyboard because of this. I seriously need to get a joystick for the gameport. Glad the music is awesome.

Sorcerian - played the MSX2 port alot and I decided to pick this one up. It's okay but I wish I had a Roland MT-32 because the Adlib music just sound meh...

Doom - classic fps greatness.

Psychic Detective - This one tricked out FMV, its a total mind trip. Dialogue is really good and theres alot of replay value, 10 endings in total. A must play, really its that good.

Night Trap - it's the directors cut this time, same stuff you'd expect from the SegaCD. Quality ain't near the 3DO though.

Flash Traffic: City of Angels - I saw the trailer on youtube, and it looked interesting. Nuclear bomb in Los Angeles and its up to two FBI agents to disarm the bomb and bring the culprits to justice. Very cheesy. Too bad I can't play the mpeg version without a decoder card.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on June 24, 2008, 01:31:20 PM
Dead Rising (amazing game, Hated it at first cause I didn't know what the hell to do) and Beautiful Katamari..


Guru Guru Gravity ftw!! 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on June 30, 2008, 03:27:27 PM
PS2
Taito Legends 2

NeoGeo MVS
KOF 2001
Money Idol Exchanger

(http://www.klov.com/images/11/1181242138120.png)

Like i said very addctive.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on July 11, 2008, 10:56:21 AM
In light of the news about Thunder Force VI, I blew the dust off my copy of Thunder Spirits and beat it on Hard Mode.

I think after I make this post I just might attempt videotaping another run, this time on maniac.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on July 11, 2008, 04:13:20 PM
In light of the news about Thunder Force VI, I blew the dust off my copy of Thunder Spirits and beat it on Hard Mode.

I think after I make this post I just might attempt videotaping another run, this time on maniac.
If you make a video of it i'll watch it  :wink: Like most of the videos you have made so far  :clap:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on July 13, 2008, 10:43:35 AM
My Thunder Spirits 1cc run beaten on Maniac Mode (though it wasn't maniac enough to keep me on my toes)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on July 13, 2008, 12:13:51 PM
Thunder Spirits?  Why play that when you can play the REAL Thunder Force games?

EDIT:  Wow, Thunder Spirits sure seems much slower than the real games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on July 14, 2008, 02:25:40 PM
Sonic CD
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on July 17, 2008, 03:41:09 AM
Puzznic on the pce.. Love it. simple graphics, simple tunes, simple yet addictive and calming gameplay.

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/IMG_1718.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on July 17, 2008, 11:07:36 AM
That picture rules. It is as powerful as a magazine add, now I want to buy that game!  8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: jboypacman on July 27, 2008, 01:00:28 AM
Been playing Panic Bomber and SpinPair all this week to get ready for Puyo Puyo CD which i have coming from WolfGames. :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on July 27, 2008, 01:03:45 AM
Been playing Raiden and Mr Heli on pce.. and getting pissed at random deaths!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on July 27, 2008, 05:27:39 AM
Been playing Raiden and Mr Heli on pce.. and getting pissed at random deaths!

haha.  :lol: I don't know aboot Mr. Heli, but yeah, I know your pain.  ](*,)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: bust3dstr8 on July 27, 2008, 06:03:02 AM
Strikers Plus is the first bullet hell game I have really put any time into and I am getting the smack laid
done on me. Oddly the default on this game only gives you two ships :-k on a US Bios, while the Jpn
gives you three. I figured why should the Japanese have all the fun and bumped the players to three.
The Zero Fighter has given me the best results, if I can make it through the level the charge shot bomb
pretty much kills a boss in one hit if you land it well. I am clearing 1-4 pretty consistantly, but get swarmed
and go down in the opening area of 1-5.

            (http://home.comcast.net/~fawst/strikers.jpg)
            (http://home.comcast.net/~fawst/strikers2.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on August 05, 2008, 04:28:44 PM
World Heroes 2,New Zealand Story, Don Doko Don, Hana Tahka Daka, Ninja Gaiden and Strider PCE.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on August 05, 2008, 04:38:12 PM
Just received Kiaiden 00 today :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Retro MJM on August 05, 2008, 05:33:35 PM
I've mostly been playing games on my Wii and PS2. The games in question are Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (an excellent pinball collection), Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 for the Wii (While I own NG2 on the NES, I just love the Wii classic controller), and Mega Man Anniversary Collection (mostly in celebration for Mega Man 9) for the PS2. My favorite Mega Man games are, obviously, the first three games with the third installment being my favorite. The other Mega Man games all have their ups and downs but all are enjoyable enough to play at least once.

Here's how I'd rank the games:

Mega Man 3=2>1>>5>6>7>4>8

The unlockable arcade games are enjoyable diversions, though they are a tad too short (even for arcade games).
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on August 05, 2008, 08:06:40 PM
I'll agree that the first three are the best! My favorite is part two.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 19, 2008, 11:19:32 PM
playing galaga legions and its really intense!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/galagalegions.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on August 20, 2008, 02:04:46 AM
Oh wow!!! I forgot about this Galaga. I MUST PLAY IT!  =P~ =P~

What's the gameplay like Digi? Details! Details!  :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 20, 2008, 02:28:20 AM
Oh wow!!! I forgot about this Galaga. I MUST PLAY IT!  =P~ =P~

What's the gameplay like Digi? Details! Details!  :P

different to the past galaga games for sure..

Main difference is having 2 satelites or options.. which using the right analogue controller you can deploy them facing up, down, left and right to help take out the onslaught of wave after wave of enemies..

You do need to strategically place them as the enemies appear from all sides of the screen


you also got certain enemies that u can capture and these will absorb the enemies around it so you can end up controlling a legion of galagas with the satellites

there are also certain enemies which you shoot that cause chain explosions giving lots of points

some classic tunes get remixed and techno'd up
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on August 20, 2008, 03:02:12 AM
Oh wow!!! I forgot about this Galaga. I MUST PLAY IT!  =P~ =P~

What's the gameplay like Digi? Details! Details!  :P

different to the past galaga games for sure..

Main difference is having 2 satelites or options.. which using the right analogue controller you can deploy them facing up, down, left and right to help take out the onslaught of wave after wave of enemies..

You do need to strategically place them as the enemies appear from all sides of the screen


you also got certain enemies that u can capture and these will absorb the enemies around it so you can end up controlling a legion of galagas with the satellites

there are also certain enemies which you shoot that cause chain explosions giving lots of points

some classic tunes get remixed and techno'd up

Very neat. And this is for Xbox Arcade right? The Galaga games never fail.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 20, 2008, 03:10:04 AM
yup as far as I know its exclusive to the xbox live. done by the same team that did pac man champion editon.

You can also reskin the enemies and your ship to classic galaga styled graphics of past games
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on August 20, 2008, 11:53:48 AM
Ho Lee Shit Digi, that game looks simply amazing!

Is it multiplayer?  If so we need to set aside a time to play, ya?

playing galaga legions and its really intense!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a348/kwoksta/galagalegions.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on August 20, 2008, 04:54:18 PM
Wii/VC
Metroid Prime 3 Corruption
Super Castlevania IV

NeoGeo
Realbout Fatal Fury
Money Puzzle Exchanger

PCE
Bomberman 94

The wii is hookup again now that i have switch box that suports component.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 21, 2008, 01:51:02 AM
Ho Lee Shit Digi, that game looks simply amazing!

Is it multiplayer?  If so we need to set aside a time to play, ya?

Sadly the game is single player only.

Also Star Wars the force Unleashed is up on xbl gold.. silver might have to wait a week.

demo is ok.. reminds me a lil' of too human
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on August 21, 2008, 02:49:33 AM
Is that another Geometry Wars game?  Looks like it,
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 21, 2008, 06:23:03 AM
Is that another Geometry Wars game?  Looks like it,

:D well there is the new Geometry Wars 2 but that drives me crazy..  both Geometry Wars 2 and Galaga Legions are cool games
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on August 21, 2008, 06:38:19 AM
I must get xbox live arcade up and running. Just for geometry wars, galaga legions, and pac man championship.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on August 21, 2008, 02:19:22 PM
Damn! If you're too sick to go to a rave, play Galaga Legions.

Played Gun Nac on the NES with bullet ricochet turned on.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on August 22, 2008, 01:24:39 AM
I'm back on the Nexzr horse.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 10, 2008, 06:58:09 PM
Wii/VC
Landstalker

DC
Under Defeat
MvsC2
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on September 10, 2008, 07:14:02 PM
Make My Video:Kris Kross
Cobra Command
Astron Belt
Star Blazer
Road Blaster
GP World
Bega's Battle
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 11, 2008, 07:35:30 AM
Been playing alot of Last Resort on MVS mode.

It can get so damn difficult and unpredictable at times, though my performance is getting a little better.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on September 11, 2008, 02:53:14 PM
Braid Demo on Xbox Live- oh my is this one cool!!

http://braid-game.com/
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on September 11, 2008, 04:36:44 PM
Flashback (Sega CD)
Astron Belt (DAPHNE)
Galaxy Ranger (DAPHNE)
Cobra Command (DAPHNE)
Road Blaster (DAPHNE)
Inter Stellar (DAPHNE)
M.A.C.H. III (DAPHNE)
Pin Bot (NES)
High Speed (NES)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on September 11, 2008, 06:00:31 PM
psp while taking a shit:

various emulators
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 12, 2008, 02:21:39 AM
psp while taking a shit:

various emulators

That's where my GBA sees most of its action. lol  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 12, 2008, 09:35:28 AM
I can't play games or read while taking a man-sized ass dump.  All of my concentration and effort goes into violently pushing the remains of previous food out the door as quickly as possible!  Plus, who would want to sit there for an extended period reading or playing games while smelling poo?  I don't understand people.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on September 12, 2008, 09:43:22 AM
I can't play games or read while taking a man-sized ass dump.  All of my concentration and effort goes into violently pushing the remains of previous food out the door as quickly as possible!  Plus, who would want to sit there for an extended period reading or playing games while smelling poo?  I don't understand people.

You just want to remain on guard, as you're afraid that your Turbo is going to attack in your moment of vulnerability.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on September 12, 2008, 12:26:36 PM
All of my concentration and effort goes into violently pushing the remains of previous food out the door as quickly as possible!

that's a good way to give yourself hemmoroids*. or a hernia.

*ey kant spel.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on September 12, 2008, 02:06:01 PM
Shubibinman 3
Bloody Wolf
Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou
Dragons Curse
Kiaidan 00

Started earlier tonight, andf plan on playing a good bit this weekend.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on September 12, 2008, 06:33:10 PM
Sky Shark (nes)
Batsugun & Dodonpachi (saturn)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 12, 2008, 09:16:29 PM

that's a good way to give yourself hemmoroids*. or a hernia.


Yeah sometimes my rectum and other guts spill out, but that's OK.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: drdre on September 13, 2008, 02:38:21 PM
 #-o  I have this bad habit of taking the time to plug in a system, pick out some games I wan't to play, and then change my mind immediately.  Case in point- I just took out my SNES, grabbed Axelay and Marvel Superheroes:  War of the gems, and now I don't feel like playing them at all...  :(

Maybe some R-Type Delta will be the ticket  :-k
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 14, 2008, 04:35:00 AM
#-o  I have this bad habit of taking the time to plug in a system, pick out some games I wan't to play, and then change my mind immediately.  Case in point- I just took out my SNES, grabbed Axelay and Marvel Superheroes:  War of the gems, and now I don't feel like playing them at all...  :(

Maybe some R-Type Delta will be the ticket  :-k

haha. I know that feeling. Was happening to me when my Duo arrived and I had a bunch of games I had never played before. I could never make up my mind on what game to play. You just have to  pick a game and force yourself to play it. Once you see the title screen, you'll be on your way to gaming fun.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on September 14, 2008, 04:58:41 AM
Beat Gears of War and Call of Duty 4 for pc.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on September 14, 2008, 07:38:17 PM
Finished Sonic Wings Special in 30 minutes with 2 credits. Overall the gameplay is...meh.  Actually made me a little sleepy, forced myself to finish it even I was sloppy. I poped in Dynamite Deka afterwards and felt alive again. The Saturn connected to VGA and XRGB-2 w/ scart cable = picture perfect. Dynamite Deka never looks so sharp and bright, better quality than s-video on a TV.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 15, 2008, 02:36:59 AM
More Ghosts 'n Goblins on MAME. I can now quickly make it to the Satan boss on stage 5. Stage 3 was my biggest hurdle, but I've finally mastered it. Though it won't get any easier from this point on.  ](*,) I still have to basically fight all the bosses in the next level, plus fight two Satans at once when I can't even fight one yet. lol  #-o Not to mention having to start the whole game all over again from the beginning once I finally beat the final boss.  ](*,) ](*,)  All I know is that I'm going to have to start recording my GnG games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on September 15, 2008, 04:35:20 AM
been playing Xevious Fardraut densetsu on pc engine... some of those bullets are annoying as hell as they are hard to see especially on stage 2 & 3

Also been playing Ininfinite Undiscovery a lot on the 360. good game but let down by a lack of polish
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 15, 2008, 06:28:40 AM
been playing Xevious Fardraut densetsu on pc engine... some of those bullets are annoying as hell as they are hard to see especially on stage 2 & 3

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: drdre on September 15, 2008, 07:46:28 AM
Einhander for the Playstation

Hard, though not unreasonably so
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on September 15, 2008, 01:52:55 PM
beat Braid, amazing game!

Otherwise- playing some online Virtua Fighter 5
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: drdre on September 26, 2008, 06:50:09 AM
Beat Alien Soldier (Supereasy my ass, normal is more like it)

Excellent game, though the last boss is 'teh weaksauce'
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: mobiusclimber on September 27, 2008, 07:42:31 AM
I'm playing two games in earnest right now: Dragon Knight II and Final Fantasy III (DS). I'm at the part in DKII where you get your third party member. I'm using a walkthru for it which kinda diminishes the fun of the game a little, but not knowing any Japanese and all it's the only way I would be able to get anywhere. I still explore the dungeons at my own leisure and all that, but I have no idea what's going on. FF3 is almost over I think (unless they pull a switcheroo at the end and tack on another ten+ hours). I'm at the part after you get Noah's Lute or whatever and have to get the earth horn. I'm really hoping this is close to the end because I have DQ IV waiting.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 27, 2008, 08:23:27 PM
Made it to level 5 on Ghosts 'n Goblins (1st loop), and almost beat the boss. So close, yet so far.  ](*,)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: drdre on September 28, 2008, 12:27:47 PM
Beat Sin & Punishment.  Again.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 28, 2008, 01:42:50 PM
Best 4 bucks I've ever spent.

eJay Clubworld

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/Picture28.jpg)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on October 06, 2008, 01:27:01 PM
MSX:
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes - finished it for the first time.There's a nice english translation available for those interested.
Last Armageddon - currently the game I'm playing right now.

Cell phone:
Text Twist Turbo - An addictive puzzle game where you unscramble letters into words. I'm some around Level 67.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: mobiusclimber on October 09, 2008, 01:32:38 PM
Beat DKII a little while ago. Just been fooling around with a few games on the PCE, LaPlace No Ma and Advanced V.G. (which is HARD for someone not used to fighters).

I'm also trying to find all the summons in FF3 since I decided to change my black mage into a summoner. I'm probably supposed to change my white mage into something else as well, but I don't know what and kinda don't feel like experimenting.

I've also gotten a little further in Eternal Sonata. Seems like I play the 360 once a month or something.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 19, 2008, 09:31:35 PM
PS2
Castlevania LOI

NeoGeo
SNK vs Capcom Chaos
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rag-time4 on October 19, 2008, 09:54:37 PM
PS2
Castlevania LOI

NeoGeo
SNK vs Capcom Chaos

TRON, what did you think of that Castlevania?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 19, 2008, 10:02:05 PM
PS2
Castlevania LOI

NeoGeo
SNK vs Capcom Chaos

TRON, what did you think of that Castlevania?
I can't give a reponse yet on it i just started the game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on October 20, 2008, 06:47:18 PM
kid chameleon
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on October 23, 2008, 10:27:55 AM
Currently playing Last Imperial Prince for the FX, and getting close to done in Dragon Quest 4 for the DS.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on October 25, 2008, 10:06:37 AM
Fable 2 .. for a long while methinks
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 25, 2008, 12:36:18 PM
GOT and X.E.V.I.O.U.S  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: drdre on October 29, 2008, 07:57:09 AM
My son was going through my games, and he wanted to watch Paper Mario:  The Thousand Year Door :roll:

So I've been playing that for a while-I'm actually enjoying it more now than the first time I played it :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on October 30, 2008, 11:49:01 AM
Shubibinman 2-  got to the final stage and only used the "code" once so far.  It was on the second shmup level during the boss battle...I'm such a loser...lol-

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on October 30, 2008, 07:23:28 PM
Played through Snatcher for the MSX2 for the 3rd time this week. I'm completely burnt out now. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on November 01, 2008, 11:00:38 AM
Me and 6 other people got some Marvel vs Capcom 2 action going on at my house as I'm typing this post
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 01, 2008, 05:56:45 PM
Me and 6 other people got some Marvel vs Capcom 2 action going on at my house as I'm typing this post

Your not trash talking like this while playing it are you ?  :roll:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on November 02, 2008, 02:53:12 AM
Me and 6 other people got some Marvel vs Capcom 2 action going on at my house as I'm typing this post

Your not trash talking like this while playing it are you ?  :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZZUMjoxfZA

Yup! We do that

But We did that thing that happened at the beginning of the vid, where Magento knocks out the point character and instantly killing the assist, and we were yelling "OH! OH! OH! OH! OH! OH! OH!" on each hit, it was pretty funny
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on November 02, 2008, 02:39:14 PM
Astyanax (NES)
Lord of King (Famicom)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on November 08, 2008, 11:47:09 AM
Gears of War 2.. its like an interractive Hollywood action blockbuster with dialogue and story from an Arnold Schwartzenegger movie (but done better)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/IMG_1419.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on December 10, 2008, 12:38:52 PM
A Famicom action RPG from Konami I haven't touched much, but it's pretty fun all of a sudden...

it's called Dragon Scroll (1987)

(All pics taken on my cell phone camera)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_202900.jpg)

In game
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_190700.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_190900.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_191000.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_191100.jpg)

I don't know about you guys, but I think this Game Over screen is scary as hell, mainly because the detail on that dragon is so rich for being on 8-bit
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_200000.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mobius on December 10, 2008, 02:23:11 PM
Gears of War 2.. its like an interractive Hollywood action blockbuster with dialogue and story from an Arnold Schwartzenegger movie (but done better)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m113/secretsociety1/IMG_1419.jpg)


Why is that man's shoulder bigger than his head.



Huh, you know, now that I think about it, I think this one picture pretty well sums up why I don't like most current-gen action games.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on December 10, 2008, 05:10:01 PM
Quote from: Mobius

Why is that man's shoulder bigger than his head.


I was seriously going to ask that EXACT same question!  I was also going to ask why he didn't seem to have a neck.  Then I realized the answer:  Gawdawful character design.  I don't like the main character, either... the guy with the do-rag.  Only a$$holes and morons wear do-rags.  He can go to hell.  Also, you can bet your entire life savings that every character in that game has lots and lots of 'tude.  Can't have a game these days without copious amounts of 'tude.

I agree about the reasoning of your dislike of current gen games.  Who the hell wants to play this unimaginative shit?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 10, 2008, 05:19:12 PM
A Famicom action RPG from Konami I haven't touched much, but it's pretty fun all of a sudden...

it's called Dragon Scroll (1987)

(All pics taken on my cell phone camera)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_202900.jpg)

In game
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_190700.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_190900.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_191000.jpg)
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_191100.jpg)

I don't know about you guys, but I think this Game Over screen is scary as hell, mainly because the detail on that dragon is so rich for being on 8-bit
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/Oldschoolage/121008_200000.jpg)

Bump! How is that game so far a pretty good rpg ? For that matter do ya need to know japanese realy well to get by on it ?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on December 11, 2008, 03:51:22 AM
A Famicom action RPG from Konami I haven't touched much, but it's pretty fun all of a sudden...

it's called Dragon Scroll (1987)


Bump! How is that game so far a pretty good rpg ? For that matter do ya need to know japanese realy well to get by on it ?


Yeah you pretty much do. But there is an FAQ out for it now.

But I have been going back and forth between the cartridge and the English ROM. Can't wait to Tube it.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 12, 2008, 08:30:17 PM
Famicom
Kage:also know in the u.s as shadow of the ninja.

NeoGeo
Kabuki Klash
Last Resort
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on December 19, 2008, 03:01:30 PM
Just started Linda3 PCE tonight.  So far I'm VERY impressed.  The music is great, monster design borders on the hilarious, and the battle system is unique.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: rolins on December 19, 2008, 03:40:13 PM
Playing Ikari Warriors for the arcade pcb and MSX2 port. Having a blast playing the arcade pcb, I really need to put together a second CP with a LS-30 joystick. My friends are anxious for some 2player action.

As for the MSX2 port, I really had high hopes for this one. The graphics are nice but whoever ported this did poor job with everything else.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on December 24, 2008, 05:10:14 PM
NeoGeo
Waku Waku 7 (Got a kit of this a while ago what a silly fighter  :lol:)
Last Resort

Famicom
MetalGear (Thanks to sensei got it cib though my memory is fuzzy on playing it again)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on December 25, 2008, 08:48:30 PM
Just got a 2nd hand Xbox (the original, that is) for Christmas.  Tried out Splinter Cell and Forza.  In fact, it's the first time I played a console game in 7 months!  Anyway, the unit's going to be used mostly for emulation purposes...

I quite like Forza, and Splinter Cell is alright, but man, I HATE getting lost in camera angles with these damn 3D games.  Now I remember why I generally stick to 2D gaming...

I'm just waiting for my step-down transformer order to arrive I can finally power on my good old Duo...  :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Tatsujin on December 25, 2008, 09:49:17 PM
still remains unchanged:

-final fight cd (mega cd)
-axelay (sfc)
-elemental master (md)
-thunder force III (md)
-batman returns (sfc)
-super mario bros. 3 (fc)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: DJLobo on December 29, 2008, 02:58:56 AM
Persona 3 - Fes - The Journey. I might take a break before I start The Answer and play some Mega Man 9.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on December 29, 2008, 03:11:28 AM
Sidearms
Parasol Stars
Kabuki Itouryodan  <-- It's all that and a bag of crisps
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Michael Helgeson on December 29, 2008, 10:07:38 AM
Wolfenstien Enemy Territories. Cant seem to get motivated to play much else past few days  :cry: .
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on December 29, 2008, 11:05:23 AM
played some Castlevania Halloween special '98 yesterday.  So much hacky goodness!!


 :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Lord Thag on December 30, 2008, 07:51:45 AM
PC-E:

Salamander and Image fight! Soooooo much fun.

Saturn:

Just scored a Saturn. Been playing Mass Destruction, Robotica (think Doom meets Rogue) and Daytona. Oh, and Duke Nuke'em. Nobody steals our chicks ... and lives!  :lol:

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Nintega on January 08, 2009, 01:42:41 AM
PCE: Soldier Blade - Hard Mode
Saturn : Wolf Fang SS
Genesis: Gain Ground
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on January 09, 2009, 10:43:02 AM
Played some blazing Star today.such sweetness...tonight I'll be firing up Manji Maru DS again.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on February 15, 2009, 03:27:44 PM
Once in a while this thread must rise from your gave  :roll:

Neo Geo
Aero Fighters 3
Waku Waku 7

Famicom/FDS
Gyruss
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on February 15, 2009, 04:55:44 PM
Genesis: Dynamite Duke
Neo Geo: Magician Lord
My brain hurts: Dimahoo
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on May 26, 2009, 04:21:21 PM
Wii
Punch Out!!

Neo Geo MVS
Captain Tomaday

PS2
Samurai Shodown Anthology
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 04, 2009, 06:48:28 PM
Once in a while this thread needs a kick in the ballz to get it going  :roll:

Any ways currently.

PS3
Metal Gear Solid 4
BlazBlue

PCE-Duo-R
Galaga 90
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: override on September 04, 2009, 08:04:06 PM
Yesterday I recieved an email with a newsletter that Dungeons and Dragons Online: Storm Reach has a new addition! - DDO Online Unlimited...FREE TO PLAY FOR EVERYONE!

I got all giggley and hyper and read into it (looking for a catch22) and found out they are going to go through a point system like most of the MMORPG's online you may or may not always see.

DDO on the other hand seems for the most part to have done right on the situation:

You can still get loot, and in game chests with good rewarding items!
They still allow mail,auctions,trades and various findings in side quests.
You can still earn ingame money and shop at the inns for healing potions etc...


After getting in game and checking out the store it seems very basic and simplistic, yet for people who want something now (if they have the money/points) it is welcome to them.

Also noted that you can keep your older existing characters, and things that can be bought with "Turbine Points" can be unlocked just by simply playing the game. Ofcourse we all know MMORPG's take up your life, so maybe they are trying to incorporate a method into the game for normal people,like me, that can't just sit infront of a computer screen for 14 hours a day and play a friggin game!

With all that being said.....DDO Online Unlimited is going to be my current most played game!

With Tales of Phantasia (GBA) coming in second, and Random PCE time coming in third!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on September 05, 2009, 04:42:43 AM
Board games: Speed Scrabble, Monopoly, Operation (with my feet, so as to provide challenge).

MotoRoader (got brothers/friends to play this again! I love the music in this goddamn game: double-bass drum masculinity marries fanciful synth keyboards in heaven. Very unique formula, IMHO).

Monster Lair (SCD -- trying to rekindle my skillz, I was able to 1CC this back in the day.)

Eliss (iPhone -- I still don't get it)
Galcon (iPhone -- it was updated in the last few weeks with some stuff)
Cosmic Nitro (iPhone -- my daughter and I love this for quick diversions. I really dig the techno/dance music)
Word Fu (iPhone -- to satisfy my speed scrabble/Boggle addiction)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: jboypacman on September 05, 2009, 08:43:01 AM
I got a PSX in the mail today and a copy of Deathtrap Dungeon and gave it a little play through today.

I found the controls to be a little clunky but the graphics were decent for what they were for the time this game came out.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 05, 2009, 12:16:48 PM
Very aggravating afternoon today....

Attempted videotaping a no death run at PC Engine Salamander and to put it on Facebook...I was so pissed off being I was so close.

On the last stretch to Zelos blasting away Moai and dodgling the lasers on the floor, I was caught off guard by a stray bullet. All went downhill after that

It's one of those games where even though you know how the game behaves with memorization, it can still set off this certain vibe that something's about to go wrong cause you had to do something differently

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 05, 2009, 03:45:57 PM
Very aggravating afternoon today....

Attempted videotaping a no death run at PC Engine Salamander and to put it on Facebook...I was so pissed off being I was so close.

On the last stretch to Zelos blasting away Moai and dodgling the lasers on the floor, I was caught off guard by a stray bullet. All went downhill after that

It's one of those games where even though you know how the game behaves with memorization, it can still set off this certain vibe that something's about to go wrong cause you had to do something differently


That sucks you came close but falled short towards the end.Yeah,with that shooter it can happen compare to a r-type.If you don't memorize the stages in salamander it's game over befor you know it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 06, 2009, 04:12:48 AM
Very aggravating afternoon today....

Attempted videotaping a no death run at PC Engine Salamander and to put it on Facebook...I was so pissed off being I was so close.

On the last stretch to Zelos blasting away Moai and dodgling the lasers on the floor, I was caught off guard by a stray bullet. All went downhill after that

It's one of those games where even though you know how the game behaves with memorization, it can still set off this certain vibe that something's about to go wrong cause you had to do something differently


That sucks you came close but falled short towards the end.Yeah,with that shooter it can happen compare to a r-type.If you don't memorize the stages in salamander it's game over befor you know it.

It's them pixels....they pull a fast one on your mind

when bullets camouflage themselves with the background and the distracting chaos...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: SNKNostalgia on September 06, 2009, 04:44:02 AM
PS1: Policenauts in English. Well, trying to play it on my PS1. I keep making half-ass CD-Rs that freeze up random times. What happened to the typical dark blue CD-Rs that always worked from 1999, arghhh.

XBLA: Shadow Complex. This is a very fun side scrolling Metroid-vania type game with some decent story. This is my favorite release for XBLA next to Bionic Commando.

Neo Geo AES: Real Bout Fatal Fury 2. I usually always play FF 3 and Real Bout Special, but I am liking the different moves and combos on this one. Also, has fast pace gameplay due to less demo screens and the sway system instead of the typical old line system from FF1, 2 and Special.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on September 08, 2009, 10:20:46 AM
got in a little NFL 2K5 before work.

2 Days till kick off w00T!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: jboypacman on September 08, 2009, 03:52:01 PM
Today i played Gate of Thunder,The Kung-Fu,Cadash and SonSon II. :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 10, 2009, 06:30:48 AM
Today i played Gate of Thunder,The Kung-Fu,Cadash and SonSon II. :D

Last night I played some more Valis III until I got sufficiently frustrated. Then popped in Gate of Thunder, which I finally cleared. Then threw on some Macross 2036, which I almost cleared. Hopefully tonight I'll clear that sucker. A pretty decent shootie if I don't say so myself. I then popped in Lords of Thunder briefly.

Tonight's playlist will include:

Macross 2036
Valis III
Nexzr
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on September 10, 2009, 01:42:42 PM
This is an awesome thread, BTW.

I played Galaga '90 for 3 hours yesterday, in between studying for classes. I then played Lode Runner Lost Labyrinth for an hour, and because it has no music, I played hip-hop in the background.  :mrgreen:

Tonight I'm going to finish level 3 of Xanadu pt. 1.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 10, 2009, 02:47:58 PM
This is an awesome thread, BTW.

I played Galaga '90 for 3 hours yesterday, in between studying for classes. I then played Lode Runner Lost Labyrinth for an hour, and because it has no music, I played hip-hop in the background.  :mrgreen:

Tonight I'm going to finish level 3 of Xanadu pt. 1.



How is the Galaga '90 quest going, anyway?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 10, 2009, 04:41:07 PM
Wii
Muramasa The Demon Blade:This a gem by vanillaware it's good old fasion hack'n'slash gameplay with some rpg elements in it.Any body looking for a good game by a third party please check it out asap !!!!!

GT review of it.
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-muramasa-the/55684

PS3
MGS4:On act 4 i'm stuck on a boss battle where i gota snipe to win...
BlazBlue
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on September 10, 2009, 04:45:41 PM
I've been alternating between:

PSP:
Tales of Destiny 2  (the real one not Eternia)

Tales of Rebirth
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on September 10, 2009, 10:15:10 PM
How is the Galaga '90 quest going, anyway?

Consistent 500-600,000 point games. getting comfortable with the last stage.

:|
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 12, 2009, 06:20:57 PM
PS3
Resident Evil 5
SFIV
Ghostbusters The Video Game
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 12, 2009, 07:57:43 PM
Bikkuriman World

Also tried Left 4 Dead and Raiden IV on the 360.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 12, 2009, 08:38:51 PM
With Galaga gone, and Tatsunoko Fighter put away for a very long time, back to Xanadu pt1.

Cleared levels 4 & 5 yesterday, working on 6ATM.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlackandBlue on October 16, 2009, 01:43:06 AM
Still waiting for my copy of Uncharted 2 to arrive.  Passed the time with some Little Big Planet last night.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: RoyVegas on October 16, 2009, 05:46:51 AM
Been playing Soldier Blade lately.  I pretty much get to level 6 and crap out every time.  I'll get it eventually.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 16, 2009, 06:07:52 AM
XANADU

Levels 6, 7, 8 are cleared!

The slave-farm level is truly insane.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on October 19, 2009, 03:21:11 PM
Phantasy Star IV
Phantasy Star III
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on October 19, 2009, 03:23:14 PM
Ys Seven (DAMN fun)
Gran Turismo psp
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 19, 2009, 03:28:56 PM
Lvl. 9 Xanadu pt.1,
The Kung Fu
Ninja Warriors
Dungeon Explorer
Intro for Dragon Slayer
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 25, 2009, 01:29:46 PM
Ghosts 'n Goblins (MAME)
Axis and Allies Online
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 25, 2009, 02:12:39 PM
MTG Online
The Kung Fu - 138,000 points
Pong
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on October 26, 2009, 02:45:23 PM
The Kung Fu - 138,000 points

Yes.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: MotoRoaderMike on October 27, 2009, 08:42:12 AM
Sonic & Knuckles with Sonic 2 locked on, and Sonic & Knuckles with Sonic 3 locked on
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 27, 2009, 09:03:52 AM
I don't know what that means.

I played Super Swarszszzchild and had absolutely no idea what was going on.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on November 06, 2009, 05:41:04 PM
PS3
Demon's Souls

Wii/VC
Golden Axe:Arcade version
Zombies Ate My Neighbor
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on November 23, 2009, 07:21:59 PM
I beat level 9, 10 and 11 of Xanadu on Sunday.

The level 11 side-scrolling stage / mini-boss & boss are pure WIN.

Currently on Floor 3 of the tower, 28 Floors to go. HP maxed. More next weekend.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on November 25, 2009, 03:29:32 AM
Gomola Speed, baby.

Got to a few new screens, from what I recall.

My thumb hurts, and the TurboPadtm is all greasy.

Good times!

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on March 10, 2010, 07:03:06 PM
PS3
Williams Pinball Hall of Fame
Uncharted Drake's Fortune

Sega Saturn
Dragon Force

Afther getting the PS3 back from sony for repairs i've been giving it a good run through,so far it's all good  :dance:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on March 13, 2010, 10:47:53 AM
DS2, Kabuki Den
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on March 13, 2010, 06:08:18 PM
Balloon Fight (NES)
Shinobi (SMS)
Kaboom! (2600)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on March 14, 2010, 11:16:57 AM
Samurai Ghost, Cosmic Fantasy 1, Kabuki Den
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TheClash603 on March 14, 2010, 12:19:23 PM
Donkey Kong - Game and Watch Multiscreen
Donkey Kong 2 - Game and Watch Multiscreen
Number Cruncher - Android Phone
Final Fantasy XIII - PS3
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 06, 2010, 07:43:55 PM
Wii
Sonic&Sega All Stars Racing

PS3
RE5 The Gold Edition

Neo Geo MVS
Ghostlop

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on April 07, 2010, 03:01:38 PM
iPod Touch:
Implode (great game, and they recently added/updated content)

TurboExpress:
Cratermaze :)

Wii:
Bonk 3 (I am too poor/unlucky to actually own the HuCard)

3DO:
Star Control 2 (I haven't had much time to get into this, but it looks very promising.)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TheClash603 on April 07, 2010, 03:49:05 PM
PS3 - Final Fantasy XIII - I am at 25 hours and I am really trying to finish this damn game.

GBA - Mario Pinball - Good for a quick fix of gaming on the can.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 10, 2010, 06:04:40 PM
Wii
Sonic&Sega All Stars Racing

PS3
RE5 The Gold Edition

Neo Geo MVS
Ghostlop





Finshed Uncharted 2 so it's back too RE5 now.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on April 13, 2010, 02:02:58 AM
Phantasy Star Zero
Mariokart DS

Tonight will consist of teh Blazing Lazers.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on April 13, 2010, 02:10:06 AM
Phantasy Star Zero
Mariokart DS

Tonight will consist of teh Blazing Lazers.

 :clap:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: RoyVegas on April 13, 2010, 05:56:43 AM
Tonight will consist of teh Blazing Lazers.

Take my word for it, if you don't go into level 9 with homing missles, you're dead.   :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on April 13, 2010, 02:34:27 PM
Tonight will consist of teh Blazing Lazers.

Take my word for it, if you don't go into level 9 with homing missles, you're dead.   :D

Thanks for the tip!! :D I do have to say that I was a fast fan of the homing missiles.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on April 22, 2010, 06:06:19 PM
PS3
Final Fight Double Impact

Wii
Monster Hunter 3 Tri

Took a break from RE5 and switched to MH3 instead.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on May 03, 2010, 12:36:37 AM
Mega Man 1 and 2, NES.

Made part 1 my bitch.  I last beat it back in the 80s or something.  It took a few hours to finish.

Then started on part 2, which I also last beat about 20 years ago.  A better game overall, but man, they really toned down the difficulty from part 1 to 2.  I got to Dr. Wiley's stage on one credit (whereas it took multiple tries for some of the individual robots for part I), before putting the controller down for the night.  I'll kill this one off tomorrow.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on May 03, 2010, 02:06:49 AM
I've been working on Salamander on 'expert mode'. I've made it to the final escape/tunnel scene. So close, yet so far. Hopefully tonight will be the night.  :pray:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 03, 2010, 05:47:01 PM
Dynastic Hero -- What a totally fun friggin' game. I fear that some jaded folks will quickly slap the label "lackluster" on it, and it takes some time to reveal much of its charm, but I think I'm having more fun replaying this now than I ever did in the past.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: RoyVegas on May 03, 2010, 06:02:53 PM
Worked on some more Aero Blasters.  I LOVE the game but jesus I can never get past level 5.   :roll:  Levels 1-3 are easy as can be, 4 ramps it up a bit and 5 just eats me alive..  As always it's going to take a bunch of practice.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 05, 2010, 03:47:26 PM
Worked on some more Aero Blasters.  I LOVE the game but jesus I can never get past level 5.   :roll:  Levels 1-3 are easy as can be, 4 ramps it up a bit and 5 just eats me alive..  As always it's going to take a bunch of practice.

It's worth it. It is totally worth it. :)

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on May 10, 2010, 03:06:21 AM
Worked on some more Aero Blasters.  I LOVE the game but jesus I can never get past level 5.   :roll:  Levels 1-3 are easy as can be, 4 ramps it up a bit and 5 just eats me alive..  As always it's going to take a bunch of practice.

It's worth it. It is totally worth it. :)

So true! :)

Dragon Spirit. :| lol
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: esteban on May 11, 2010, 06:08:49 PM
Dragon Spirit. :| lol

I like Dragon Spirit, dammit!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on May 12, 2010, 06:33:52 AM
Dragon Spirit. :| lol

I like Dragon Spirit, dammit!


Just had a couple runs through Dragon Spirit today....ugh. I can get to those arrows, but then i just get poked to death. :| I'll get the fracker, though. It's just making me more mad. hehe
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TheClash603 on May 16, 2010, 04:01:18 PM
I played through Outrun on the Sega Ages compilation.  I beat all 5 courses, and it was quite a bit of work because I was rusty.  I love the ending if you get finish A.  Yu is one of the all-time best game makers.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on May 16, 2010, 05:18:48 PM
Wii
Monster Hunter 3 Tri

PS3
3d Dot Game Heroes
Gunstar Heroes
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on May 29, 2010, 11:19:31 PM
PCE:

GoT w00T
Samurai Ghost
Legend of Xanadu II
Space Invaders

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on June 02, 2010, 05:07:36 PM
GoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoT

 :mrgreen:

GoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoTGoT
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on August 14, 2010, 05:49:38 PM
Wii
Final Fantasy Crystals Chronicles The Echoes of Time

Neo-Geo MVS
Prehistoric Isle 2

I finsh MH3 offline mode finally so i needed a break from the game...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 14, 2010, 06:23:56 PM
EMU Blazing lasers, shinobi, Gradius II, Adventure Island (higgins) and Alice in Wonder-dream
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: termis on August 15, 2010, 01:00:41 AM
Sapphire and Cosmic Fantasy 2
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 15, 2010, 05:04:38 AM
can't stop playing that pointless game on facebook.. ameba pico

apart from that theres Magna Carta 2 and demo of Castlevania Harmony of Despair
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on August 15, 2010, 05:41:28 AM
Speaking of demos, I have this ROM of a NES/8bit Drac X on the Nitrografx emu for the DS. It's VERY unfinished, and looks horrible. Not even worth mentioning, really. But there it is.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 15, 2010, 07:44:35 AM
I FINALLY BEAT DRAGONS LAIR!!! on teh iPhone!

And now I'm playing the waiting game!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 15, 2010, 10:35:48 AM
jj and crap, last sunheart,insanity
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 15, 2010, 10:47:25 AM
jj and crap...

 :lol: :lol: :clap:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on August 15, 2010, 01:51:03 PM
Playing y's book 1 and 2 on the duo.  Started last night and just made it to y's 2.  Pretty good so far.  Although now I found out there's a version of these two on DS.  How do the two versions compare?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on August 15, 2010, 07:25:11 PM
Playing y's book 1 and 2 on the duo.  Started last night and just made it to y's 2.  Pretty good so far.  Although now I found out there's a version of these two on DS.  How do the two versions compare?
Most fans consider the ds version of Ys 1&2 to be piss poor far as controlls go etc.Though "the psp version of Ys 1&2" will be released in the u.s later in year wich is supose to be a port of the pc version.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: sunteam_paul on August 16, 2010, 06:18:57 AM
Dusted off the old DC and I've started playing through Shenmue again.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on August 16, 2010, 06:34:57 AM
PSO Ep I and II Xbox-  finally hacked my version so I could play it without having an Xbox live account!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: sunteam_paul on August 17, 2010, 07:21:04 AM
PSO Ep I and II Xbox-  finally hacked my version so I could play it without having an Xbox live account!!

PSO was just the most amazing experience. I played it offline a little the other day on DC. I'll have to sort out getting Blue Burst onto one of those free servers on PC.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on August 17, 2010, 09:39:14 AM
PSO Ep I and II Xbox-  finally hacked my version so I could play it without having an Xbox live account!!
Nice i got plans still to play the gc version of pso again on schthack.It's a private server that suports the gc,dc&pc version of pso.I all ready got the (gc bba) and the (logictech linkplay) it's just a matter of getting it hooked up.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 17, 2010, 02:27:04 PM
made a fight night........... playing, asuka burning fest, kabuki, ff2 and sf2
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 17, 2010, 10:22:52 PM
I played MK2 at the Airport yesterday.

F**K YEAH NIGHTWOLF

25c (Canadian) 35 min of pure WIN :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 18, 2010, 04:34:44 PM
I played MK2 at the Airport yesterday.

F**K YEAH NIGHTWOLF

25c (Canadian) 35 min of pure WIN :D


awesome blue!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 18, 2010, 11:23:54 PM
It truly was, TGfan,

Today, Blazing Lazers EMU!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 20, 2010, 02:16:03 PM
It truly was, TGfan,

Today, Blazing Lazers EMU!



have you ever checked this out blue. you can play five a day and it unlimited if you sign up for free.  alot of homebrew also.http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/retro/game.php?id=7280
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 20, 2010, 05:55:03 PM
YES TGFAN

I was playing the emu at that actual site, although I haven't registered for fear of spam.

Winning Shots Golf today. wooo
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: nectarsis on August 20, 2010, 05:58:28 PM
Ys Seven
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 21, 2010, 07:12:01 AM
Ys Seven

Bastard!!!!  lol I gotta get that game!  how is it?!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 21, 2010, 07:14:29 AM
Galaga 88
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 22, 2010, 08:39:41 AM
G'88 on teh retr0'd PCE  :mrgreen:

ceti, I'm aiming high,  :lol:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on August 22, 2010, 11:57:44 AM
Played some Pirates! Gold on Genesis... just not the same once you've played the newer Pirates! game on PC.  But still cool none-the-less....

On the Turbo Front, gave Y's book 2 a rest for a bit to dig back into Neutopia.  Never did finish it, guess its high time I did!

And lastly tonight I decided to try and give the Sega CD some love and pulled out a CD copy of Ecco.... big mistake, I forgot how damn hard and annoying that game was!  GRRR...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: RoyVegas on August 24, 2010, 05:03:41 AM
Oldskool came over and we played Dirt on the PS3 for like 4 hours.  Amazing game if you ask me.  Then again, you didn't ask me, I'll stfu now.   :-"
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 24, 2010, 07:11:20 AM
uhhh, ok.

Anyway, More G88, and hopefully some Winning Shots golfail :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on August 25, 2010, 06:33:49 PM
I do wish that I had a Sega CD game I could love on, but alas no Snatcher in my collection. Anyone want to donate a copy? :mrgreen:

Me and the GF played some Donkey Kong Country, and I got in some "me time" to gear up for the launch of Metroid: Other M by visiting an old friend of mine...Super Metroid.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 25, 2010, 07:05:52 PM
I played *track down the keys for the car*

in addition to JJ and Jeff.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 28, 2010, 05:21:56 PM
I played *track down the keys for the car*

in addition to JJ and Jeff.

 I actually think jj and crap is kinda fun for a few
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on August 28, 2010, 05:50:53 PM
Playing some Double Dragon II on the ol' Duo!  Made it to the Shadow Warrior, but ended up getting my ass kicked!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on August 29, 2010, 01:28:08 AM
I tried yet again to beat Lords of Thunder.... I get to the last stage (name?)  and then I die.  I suck at life.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Turbo D on August 29, 2010, 01:36:51 AM
use the blue/water armor along with wise spending of your jewels. Don't forget to use the jewel cheat code.

LORDS OF THUNDER cheats

Boss Mode
Go to the configure screen, set up level=HARD, music=01 and sound=01, then press Select+I (you can return to level=NORMAL before exiting) - this will bypass the stage and go directly to each stage's boss.

Start with 10K crystals
Go to the configure screen, set up level=SUPER, music=02 and sound=02, then press Select+I.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Digi.k on August 29, 2010, 04:17:39 AM
playing some parodius and soldier blade on pc engine hooked up to the panny plasma.. much more stable picture unlike my last lcd tv..  now just need RGB conversion since I'm still using composite

and yes i know shitty picture taken..
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on August 29, 2010, 05:10:52 AM
use the blue/water armor along with wise spending of your jewels. Don't forget to use the jewel cheat code.

LORDS OF THUNDER cheats

Boss Mode
Go to the configure screen, set up level=HARD, music=01 and sound=01, then press Select+I (you can return to level=NORMAL before exiting) - this will bypass the stage and go directly to each stage's boss.

Start with 10K crystals
Go to the configure screen, set up level=SUPER, music=02 and sound=02, then press Select+I.

Guess I'll have to try those :)  Its wierd, the Sega CD version feels easier, but yet when you take a hit on Sega CD you are frozen for a second which would seem to make it harder... I dunno lol.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 29, 2010, 06:38:12 AM
today is sunheart, spriggan, final solider, blazing lazers.   on my new wirless remotes.  Im still not sure if i like em
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on August 29, 2010, 04:18:30 PM
No PCE gaming today (even though I do plan on firing up Double Dragon 2 in a bit), just good ol' PS1 emulation on the PC!  I played a bit of:

Gradius Gaiden
Tobal 2 w/English patch
Harmful Park

Much easier this way since I don't have a modded PS1 to play the good imports.  I can just plug in my dual-analog Logitech pad and have at it!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 30, 2010, 07:59:54 AM
Tobal 2 was epic.

Played some g90 before class, hopefully I can get a little GoT here in the near future.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on August 30, 2010, 12:27:45 PM
yeah im going to play some insanity then gates  starting 4, 3, 2, 1, ..... :dance:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on August 31, 2010, 05:49:17 AM
Tobal 2 was epic.

Heck yeah!  Since it's patched in English, now I can understand what's going on during the Quest mode :)

Woke up this morning with a hankerin' for some PCE gaming!  I started off with Gradius II and one-life'd it to the Moai level.  Then I was killed halfway through the stage and lost all of my powerups!  Still made it to the boss, but with only the pea-shooter and 1 speedup, I didn't even stand a chance.  Moved onto Bomberman '94 and played until I beat the first boss, then I came on here.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on August 31, 2010, 07:30:18 AM
Tobal 2 was epic.

Heck yeah!  Since it's patched in English, now I can understand what's going on during the Quest mode :)

The second disc, the random *infinite* dungeon explorer was horribly addictive. In the days before WoW I was hooked on that shit.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on September 01, 2010, 05:42:23 PM
A buddy and I did some heavy PCE gaming today!  We played some:

Bomberman '94
Ai Cho Aniki
Double Dragon 2
PC Denjin
Fatal Fury Special
Monster Lair

Good times!  Later on I played a little more DD2 and finally ended up beating it on normal.  Now I need to play through on hard to get the best ending!  Awesome game all the way through...great music, especially the various compositions of the Double Dragon theme.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 01, 2010, 06:44:50 PM
PS3
Scott Pilgrim vs the World The Game:I just down loaded it recently.For any one that likes beat'em ups such as rcr,dd and sor should give it a try.
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-pod-scott-pilgrim/702813

Wii
Wild Guns
Metroid Other M
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on September 05, 2010, 04:40:02 PM
at my parents house so Im stuck w my psp.  its not workin for me. gotta get Ys 7 for it or something
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 05, 2010, 05:24:18 PM
If your parents have wireless internet, you can use your PSP to log on to your PS3 and play PS1 and PSMINI games.  The PS3 does all of the processing and sends you a video stream of what things look like.  In fact, I was rocking out to some PS1 Castlevania Symphony o' da Night today at work that is downloaded onto my PS3.  Then I went back out to the PS3's XMB (which shows up on the PSP) and sent a friend an e-mail saying what I was doing and how he should be jealous of me for it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on September 06, 2010, 11:16:44 AM
If your parents have wireless internet, you can use your PSP to log on to your PS3 and play PS1 and PSMINI games.  The PS3 does all of the processing and sends you a video stream of what things look like.  In fact, I was rocking out to some PS1 Castlevania Symphony o' da Night today at work that is downloaded onto my PS3.  Then I went back out to the PS3's XMB (which shows up on the PSP) and sent a friend an e-mail saying what I was doing and how he should be jealous of me for it.


man that would be nice.  but i dont have a ps3.  great info though.  I didnt know it could do that!!  I have to figure out how to put a pce emu on my psp go. then all I have to do is hook the psp go up to a tv and Ill be good!!

today I played paridus da, victory run, winds of thunder, and side arms special  cause im back at my place!!!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 08, 2010, 01:40:27 PM
All out Super SF4 action on XBLA. it was crazy!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on September 08, 2010, 01:41:59 PM
aero blasters.  I like it more and more.  lol Im not doin very well!!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Colossus1574 on September 08, 2010, 07:51:07 PM
A buddy and I did some heavy PCE gaming today!  We played some:

Bomberman '94
Ai Cho Aniki
Double Dragon 2
PC Denjin
Fatal Fury Special
Monster Lair

Good times!  Later on I played a little more DD2 and finally ended up beating it on normal.  Now I need to play through on hard to get the best ending!  Awesome game all the way through...great music, especially the various compositions of the Double Dragon theme.

NICE! It's good to see another DD2 fan here, easily one of my Top10 faves for the PCE. The music i used to just pop into my CD player just for the soundtrack  :-({|=, it's probably the best beat-em-up game on the system IMO. The tune when u fight the Shadow Warrior boss at the end is TOTALLY ROCKIN' !

Anyways, still chipping away at Twin Cobra....i'm getting kinda fed up as it's keeping me from moving on and playing my other games....I think i'm gonna have to sadly result to entering some codes to help me out "GASP" HAHAHA This game is damn hard, i hoping level 10 boss is the finale, it's the farthest i've gotten....I really wanna move on to Gates or Dynastic....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on September 09, 2010, 12:40:46 PM
A buddy and I did some heavy PCE gaming today!  We played some:

Bomberman '94
Ai Cho Aniki
Double Dragon 2
PC Denjin
Fatal Fury Special
Monster Lair

Good times!  Later on I played a little more DD2 and finally ended up beating it on normal.  Now I need to play through on hard to get the best ending!  Awesome game all the way through...great music, especially the various compositions of the Double Dragon theme.

NICE! It's good to see another DD2 fan here, easily one of my Top10 faves for the PCE. The music i used to just pop into my CD player just for the soundtrack  :-({|=, it's probably the best beat-em-up game on the system IMO. The tune when u fight the Shadow Warrior boss at the end is TOTALLY ROCKIN' !

Anyways, still chipping away at Twin Cobra....i'm getting kinda fed up as it's keeping me from moving on and playing my other games....I think i'm gonna have to sadly result to entering some codes to help me out "GASP" HAHAHA This game is damn hard, i hoping level 10 boss is the finale, it's the farthest i've gotten....I really wanna move on to Gates or Dynastic....

all great games!!!  Im a pretty big cho aniki fan so thats always cool.  If your a fan of cho aniki check out the last sunheart.  its a weird ass game as well
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on September 11, 2010, 03:21:58 PM
all great games!!!  Im a pretty big cho aniki fan so thats always cool.  If your a fan of cho aniki check out the last sunheart.  its a weird ass game as well

I think that it was a bit too 'erotic' for my buddy, though ;p  What is the 'last sunheart' anyways?  Never heard of it.

Anyways, I haven't played PCE for a few days...I've been obsessing over it for the past couple of months, but I've decided to give some of my other games a chance.  So I played:

Guardian Heroes (Saturn)
Duke Nukem 3D (Saturn)
Harmful Park (PS1)
Doremi Fantasy (SFC)
Parodius Da! (SFC)
Three Dirty Dwarves (Saturn)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Gogan on September 12, 2010, 07:19:43 AM
I believe he is referring to The Lost Sunheart. And yes, a weird-ass facking game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on September 12, 2010, 08:07:35 AM
I'm trying hard to finish up Y's 2.  Never played through it before... VERY nice game!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on September 12, 2010, 08:35:43 AM
I believe he is referring to The Lost Sunheart. And yes, a weird-ass facking game.

lost sunheart is awesome.   Im going to play that now as well
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Ninja Spirit on September 14, 2010, 02:15:13 AM
Finally got to play Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (at a friend's house anyway, I personally don't have it)

Then we went at it on some Marvel vs. Capcom 2, our teams are always made of Magneto, Storm, Psylocke, Sentinel, Cyclops or Dr. Doom

All these years I never get tired of watching Magneto.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: _joshuaTurbo on September 14, 2010, 04:10:03 AM
A little sampling of Splatterhouse and Tenookee bank fun on a US Turbo Duo using Chopsados!! 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Tablet on September 14, 2010, 07:18:59 AM
I picked up YS7 from customs (bastards) and oh WOW! The music score, normally something I don't normally pay a huge amount of attention to grabbed me straight away. I just love how the boss battles don't really require you to be super high level to beat but rather rely on your on wits to figure out their pattern and then kick their ass! Good game!

Oh and Minecraft is sucking my life out through my eyeballs.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 14, 2010, 04:33:25 PM
PS3
Transformers War For Cybertron
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on September 16, 2010, 10:50:48 AM
Korg DS10+ on the DSi. Not really a game per se, but it's certainly fun.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on September 24, 2010, 06:03:30 PM
Played some Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari on the PCE with my gf tonite!  She always loved River City Ransom on the NES, so this was a no-brainer for her :)  Good times...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on September 25, 2010, 01:45:09 PM
My retro-gaming buddy came over today and we just finished up about 6 hours of nerdtastic game-playing.  Probably would've lasted longer, but his clingy wife needed some 'quality time'...  So, we played:

Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (PCE) - played and beat the hell out of this game!  Even despite the crazy difficulty level!
Super Dodge Ball (NeoGeo) - fun game, but I think that the NES one is slightly better.
D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Arcade) - spent quite a bit of time on this one until my buddy had to leave.  Great game!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: SuperDeadite on September 25, 2010, 08:57:00 PM
Been playing my Akumajou Dracula (Haunted Castle) pcb a lot lately. Hit stage 29 today (loop 5).
Goal is to break a million.

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r260/SuperDeadite/HI3F0050.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on September 26, 2010, 04:18:53 AM
Damn, I can't even get past stage 1 on that turd!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: SuperDeadite on September 26, 2010, 10:32:18 PM
w00t! I counter-stopped Haunted Castle on Stage 40.  Once you go over 999,000.  Your score actually drops back down to 980,000!
It's bugged and 1 million can't be reached!  Hahaha.  Well I'm done with this game.


(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r260/SuperDeadite/akudracclear.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on September 27, 2010, 01:55:41 PM
played super mario bros, and nexzr
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on September 27, 2010, 02:03:00 PM
Played some Drac X and some Tricky Kick.  First time for Tricky kick... I guess I was sleepy at the time, but that game seemed pretty darn hard!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 27, 2010, 02:09:11 PM
played super mario bros, and nexzr

I also played Super Mario Bros. On NES, so unlike Mario All Stars of Super Mario Bros Deluxe on GBC there's no continues and no saving. I got to level 8-4 and died. Very disappointing.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TheClash603 on September 27, 2010, 03:42:11 PM
played super mario bros, and nexzr

I also played Super Mario Bros. On NES, so unlike Mario All Stars of Super Mario Bros Deluxe on GBC there's no continues and no saving. I got to level 8-4 and died. Very disappointing.

You can continue in NES Mario.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on September 27, 2010, 04:40:10 PM
played super mario bros, and nexzr

I also played Super Mario Bros. On NES, so unlike Mario All Stars of Super Mario Bros Deluxe on GBC there's no continues and no saving. I got to level 8-4 and died. Very disappointing.

You can continue in NES Mario.
yeah there isnt any continues on the nes version.  if its an emu u can but not the original game
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: SuperDeadite on September 28, 2010, 02:40:59 AM
You can continue in NES Super Mario Bros.  You just hold A and press Start....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on September 28, 2010, 02:58:54 AM
You can continue in NES Super Mario Bros.  You just hold A and press Start....

Ah, quite a sneaky trick. Holding A
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Vecanti on September 28, 2010, 06:28:08 AM
You can continue in NES Super Mario Bros.  You just hold A and press Start....

Wow. I don't know if I should laugh or cry at that.  If only I had known this 21 years ago.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 28, 2010, 02:40:48 PM
You can continue in NES Super Mario Bros.  You just hold A and press Start....

Wow. I don't know if I should laugh or cry at that.  If only I had known this 21 years ago.


I take it you didn't have nintendo power  :lol:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: guyjin on September 28, 2010, 02:55:54 PM
You can continue in NES Super Mario Bros.  You just hold A and press Start....

Wow. I don't know if I should laugh or cry at that.  If only I had known this 21 years ago.


I take it you didn't have nintendo power  :lol:

Who didn't have Nintendo Power?! I knew kids who didn't have Nintendo's who subscribed to NP!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on September 28, 2010, 03:07:56 PM
You can continue in NES Super Mario Bros.  You just hold A and press Start....

Wow. I don't know if I should laugh or cry at that.  If only I had known this 21 years ago.


I take it you didn't have nintendo power  :lol:

Who didn't have Nintendo Power?! I knew kids who didn't have Nintendo's who subscribed to NP!
Yup befor in the internet how else could ya get codes for nes game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Colossus1574 on September 29, 2010, 08:39:55 AM
My brother was bugging me to play Cadash but i didn't quite wanna do all the maze exploring especially on a PCE version that's all japanese. But considering he finished it by himself twice in the last few weeks...i decided to join in the quest. To my surprise, i set a gliche or something, I was using the girl character and somewhere on the 3rd stage, i used the protector orbs....and no matter what they WOULD NOT die off!?!?!" I was basically invincible all the way to the final boss (orange dragon). Then it started showing cracks, but i just ended up using another one right after and finished off the boss. WEIRD!  :shock:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on September 29, 2010, 01:31:27 PM
A whole lot of obey today!

Played Spriggan, then Sidearms Special (sucked at it, so only played for a few minutes), then Super Darius (sucked even worse at that!), then switched over to some Deep Blue (it sucked :P), then a round of Bomberman 93 (awesome!) followed by a bout of Street Fighter 2 on the cgfx, and lastly some good ol Devil's Crash.  Quite a day of gaming :P  Vacation is awesome!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac253/bmcdanold/Obey/obey1.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Smashed Brother on October 01, 2010, 07:19:21 PM
Played some Dungeon Explorer II (PCE), then popped in the Sega CD version of the original Dungeon Explorer; yeah, totally different games but good in their own right.  But man, that DEII soundtrack is nothing short of amazing!  Then I headed online and played Diablo II with a buddy for a little bit and then after he left, I jumped in a game with some strangers.  This is my first time ever playing this game online and, well, I had a lot of fun!  My gf kept teasing me about it, but dammit she just doesn't know!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TheClash603 on October 02, 2010, 03:31:25 AM
Played some Dungeon Explorer II (PCE), then popped in the Sega CD version of the original Dungeon Explorer; yeah, totally different games but good in their own right.  But man, that DEII soundtrack is nothing short of amazing!  Then I headed online and played Diablo II with a buddy for a little bit and then after he left, I jumped in a game with some strangers.  This is my first time ever playing this game online and, well, I had a lot of fun!  My gf kept teasing me about it, but dammit she just doesn't know!

Diablo 2 is a top 10 game all-time to me, put many many hours into that one.  Can't wait for part 3!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 02, 2010, 06:35:59 PM
Played some Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection on the 'ole neglected 360 with my girlfriend. She helped me unlock Phantasy Star I by playing as Tails in Sonic 2 and beating the first boss. Don't laugh but that's the first time I have ever played Phantasy Star.  :mrgreen:

On my own I played Golden Axe, Altered Beast, and Shinobi-arcade versions on 360 also. Unfortunately the emulation is real screwy on Golden Axe, and Altered Beast. The sound gets all f*cked up in places. :(
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Joe Redifer on October 03, 2010, 04:38:41 AM
Mathius, I think this is the first time I have seen you use a curse word!  :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 03, 2010, 05:22:25 AM
Mathius, I think this is the first time I have seen you use a curse word!  :)

Some days I shine brighter than others. :)

I get real passionate when my favorite childhood arcade games aren't emulated perfectly.  ](*,)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on October 03, 2010, 10:35:20 AM
A whole lot of obey today!

Played Spriggan, then Sidearms Special (sucked at it, so only played for a few minutes), then Super Darius (sucked even worse at that!), then switched over to some Deep Blue (it sucked :P), then a round of Bomberman 93 (awesome!) followed by a bout of Street Fighter 2 on the cgfx, and lastly some good ol Devil's Crash.  Quite a day of gaming :P  Vacation is awesome!

(http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac253/bmcdanold/Obey/obey1.jpg)


lol thats so funny ..Played Spriggan, then Sidearms Special (sucked at it, so only played for a few minutes), then Super Darius (sucked even worse at that!), then switched over to some Deep Blue (it sucked ................lol
Played alien cruch, nexzr, splatterhouse
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 04, 2010, 09:02:32 AM
I didn't get to play as much today since my "work" (I work for free as a part of some kind of experience-plan carried out by the.. well, the government basically) is taking most of my days. I found roughly an hour to spend on gaming and the time was put on Just Cause 2, PS3. I really like it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: geise on October 05, 2010, 07:28:16 AM
Dusted off the Dreamcast and played some Ikaruga and Gunbird 2.  Then hopped on the SNES for some Super E.D.F. and Dragon Quest III Reprise.  I'm also currently finishing Ys 7 on the PSP.  Going to get back to the pc-engine this weekend.  Maybe I'll finally finish Basted.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 05, 2010, 07:46:22 AM
Galaga 88, Winning Shots Gold
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 05, 2010, 08:05:58 AM
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Final Lap Twin - F1 mode - V12 - manual (if you're going to drive, drive like you mean it)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 05, 2010, 11:25:06 AM
Picked up Fire Shark today. Man, talk about a Raiden clone!
Out Run on the Genesis.
Some J.J. and Jeff, and Fantasy Zone on the Turbo.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 06, 2010, 03:04:15 PM
PS3
Heavy Rain
Gunemonium Recollection
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 08, 2010, 11:47:00 PM
Today a friend is coming over who have never seen a PC Engine. I just have like.. four, five games so far but I figured he would still like to see the console irl and stuff like that. So todays gaming dose is mostly going to consist of Super Star Soldier. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 09, 2010, 04:24:04 PM
Got the Turbografx Fixed!

Bonk's Revenge,
Keith Courage,
Splatterhouse
JJ and Crap.

WOO

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 09, 2010, 05:31:12 PM
Finally sat down and beat Dungeon Explorer! Damn, I love this game. 8)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on October 10, 2010, 01:33:02 AM
Finally sat down and beat Dungeon Explorer! Damn, I love this game. 8)

I tried to play dungeon explorer... I guess I just suck at life because I couldn't get very far :P  Isn't it better with more people to play with you?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 10, 2010, 05:50:29 AM
Finally sat down and beat Dungeon Explorer! Damn, I love this game. 8)

I tried to play dungeon explorer... I guess I just suck at life because I couldn't get very far :P  Isn't it better with more people to play with you?

It's easy beatable with one player. The most difficult part is figuring out where to go next if you continue with a password after not playing for a while. Don't give up. The endgame rulz!!! :)

Unlike Dungeon Explorer for the Sega CD. That game is TOUGH with one player! I couldn't get much further beyond the first dungeon. That game really frustrated me. ](*,)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on October 10, 2010, 12:04:23 PM
Hmm, guess I'll have to give it another shot!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 10, 2010, 12:45:31 PM
Today I got quite a bit of gaming in. Per Chany's suggestion I visited Galloping Ghost arcade outside of Chicago. I spent about 5 hours there, beat Cadash, TMNT 1 and the Simpsons game along with having tried almost every working game there.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on October 10, 2010, 01:29:08 PM
Just got done with a smorgasbord of shooters :P

Started with L Dis.... not so great but not awful either
Moved on to Spriggan Mk 2... looks pretty awesome, a bit easy and I dont know what the story is lol
Popped in Terraforming... not as pretty as Sprig Mk2, but definitely unique and easy :P
Pulled out SC 93 (nexzr)... not so good at this one, but carnival mode is fun!
and lastly, played some Sapphire... actually cleared it, sorta... Easy and 9 continues really doesn't count lol
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 10, 2010, 11:55:16 PM
I'm a little confused, first I thought you (BlueBMW) were from Sweden when you wrote smörgåsbord, but you didn't use our åäö-letters so, what is happening? :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on October 11, 2010, 12:30:48 AM
Haha not from Sweden.   Originally from Colorado USA :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on October 11, 2010, 04:11:19 AM
Isn't it better with more people to play with you?

It's actually a lot harder with more players.  Unless y'all are careful, you'll get in each others way; and if your buddies suck, they'll eat up all your continues before you make it past the Bull Beast.

I'm a little confused, first I thought you (BlueBMW) were from Sweden when you wrote smörgåsbord, but you didn't use our åäö-letters so, what is happening? :D

Börk, börk, börk!  :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on October 11, 2010, 08:31:50 AM
played mars matrix, under defeat, splatterhouse, streetfighter 2 and marvel vs capcom
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 11, 2010, 08:35:11 AM
Got some time in on Shape Shifter, Super Star Soldier, and Aero Blasters this morning. Played some New Adventure Island on Wii VC before work.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on October 11, 2010, 11:23:22 AM
While technically it started yesterday, it finished today (1am)  I finally finished off Y's 1/2 :D  That last boss was a tough fight!  Took maybe 15 tried before I finally got it!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 11, 2010, 12:22:48 PM
While technically it started yesterday, it finished today (1am)  I finally finished off Y's 1/2 :D  That last boss was a tough fight!  Took maybe 15 tried before I finally got it!

We were all rooting for you in the shoutbox. :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on October 11, 2010, 12:56:41 PM
While technically it started yesterday, it finished today (1am)  I finally finished off Y's 1/2 :D  That last boss was a tough fight!  Took maybe 15 tried before I finally got it!

congrats on 1 and 2!!! now for three.  tell me when ya start it ill join ya!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Necromancer on October 12, 2010, 03:59:13 AM
I finally finished off Y's 1/2

Apostrophe fail.  :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on October 12, 2010, 04:21:02 AM
Haha whoopsie!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 13, 2010, 06:08:32 AM
Played some Ys I&II, Cosmic Fantasy 2, Legendary Axe, Splatterhouse (PCE), Alien Crush, Devil's Crush, and Dungeon Explorer yesterday. Also, played and beat Bonk's Adventure. I am so in love with its music!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 13, 2010, 02:52:20 PM
Other than the recent clears, I have been playing JJ and Jeff exclusively. I will withhold all criticism of the game until completing it.

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 13, 2010, 05:30:57 PM
Other than the recent clears, I have been playing JJ and Jeff exclusively. I will withhold all criticism of the game until completing it.



I think JJ & Jeff gets a bad rap. It's not a hidden gem, but it is a decent Wonder Boy clone...with 100% more turds.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 14, 2010, 10:53:19 AM
Other than the recent clears, I have been playing JJ and Jeff exclusively. I will withhold all criticism of the game until completing it.



I think JJ & Jeff gets a bad rap. It's not a hidden gem, but it is a decent Wonder Boy clone...with 100% more turds.

...  :|
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 14, 2010, 11:36:35 AM
More Just Cause 2 today.. Closing in on 40 hours now. I want to reach the 75% clear-mark and if I'm still not bored with it - beat story mode in hard as well.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 14, 2010, 12:30:22 PM
Other than the recent clears, I have been playing JJ and Jeff exclusively. I will withhold all criticism of the game until completing it.



I think JJ & Jeff gets a bad rap. It's not a hidden gem, but it is a decent Wonder Boy clone...with 100% more turds.

...  :|

Original Wonder Boy, not the Monster World games.

Edit: JJ & Jeff plays extremely similar to the very first Wonder Boy game on the SMS. And Adventure Island (NES). And New Adventure Island for our beloved Turbo. :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on October 14, 2010, 12:44:24 PM
L-Dis!!!  Its really a fun game!!!!  If anyone wants to sell me theirs let me know.  as of now Im playing it on my psp but I really want the game.  oh also was playin raiden  which is another cool game.  does anyone know if it came out on anyother system of a raiden 2.3.4 etc....?
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 14, 2010, 03:23:09 PM
L-Dis!!!  Its really a fun game!!!!  If anyone wants to sell me theirs let me know.  as of now Im playing it on my psp but I really want the game.  oh also was playin raiden  which is another cool game.  does anyone know if it came out on anyother system of a raiden 2.3.4 etc....?

There was a Raiden III on the SNES, but I have never played it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 15, 2010, 01:59:56 AM
Popped in Air Zonk for the first time last night and lovin' it. Made it to the final boss run, so hopefully I'll be posting a new clear later on tonight.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 15, 2010, 05:23:54 AM
Popped in Air Zonk for the first time last night and lovin' it. Made it to the final boss run, so hopefully I'll be posting a new clear later on tonight.  :mrgreen:

Seriously? You are just now experiencing Air Zonk? Ceti Alpha, is that really you?  :P
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 15, 2010, 10:46:22 AM
Popped in Air Zonk for the first time last night and lovin' it. Made it to the final boss run, so hopefully I'll be posting a new clear later on tonight.  :mrgreen:

Seriously? You are just now experiencing Air Zonk? Ceti Alpha, is that really you?  :P

 :oops: :lol:

Yeah, pretty crazy. I have nothing to say for myself. I really don't know why I waited so long to pick it up.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 15, 2010, 03:52:57 PM
Popped in Air Zonk for the first time last night and lovin' it. Made it to the final boss run, so hopefully I'll be posting a new clear later on tonight.  :mrgreen:

Seriously? You are just now experiencing Air Zonk? Ceti Alpha, is that really you?  :P

 :oops: :lol:

Yeah, pretty crazy. I have nothing to say for myself. I really don't know why I waited so long to pick it up.

Well, if your one of the guys who played the 2nd title first your in for a real treat. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: BlueBMW on October 15, 2010, 04:23:58 PM
Played some soldier blade tonight.  Haven't played in a while but here are my scores...

Normal: 816200 (got most of the way through level 4)
2 minute: 352300
5 minute: 870600

Yeah probably pretty bad scores but hey it was fun!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 17, 2010, 03:15:23 PM
Playing some Truxton on my modded Genesis. Here is another titles (along with Fire Shark) that actually displays its Japanese titles screen if the region switch is flipped to NTSC-JP. Are there a lot of games that don't have a lockout chip?

I'll post pics as soon as my camera charges.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 17, 2010, 06:31:08 PM
Capped the night off with some Ghost Pilots on the Neo Geo AES. Probably doesn't hold a candle to 1941 on the SuperGrafx, but it's all I have until I get a SG for myself.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 17, 2010, 07:09:21 PM
Got to level 6-4 today in JJ and Jeff.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 17, 2010, 09:41:48 PM
More Just Cause 2. I reached the 50% clear-mark and got all sidemissions done. Now I just have to find all the skulls/drug drops/black boxes and finish the sucker on hard and I'll be completely finished. It will feel good to play something else. Not that JC2 isn't good, in fact it's awesome, but I haven't played anything else for several weeks now.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Colossus1574 on October 18, 2010, 08:51:59 PM
My brother & I played Call of Duty WAW: Zombie mode Map 4. Only 2 players, no gun cheats, we made it to level 25, our best record ever as a duo...err, 2 man team!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 18, 2010, 09:00:26 PM
Capped the night off with some Ghost Pilots on the Neo Geo AES. Probably doesn't hold a candle to 1941 on the SuperGrafx, but it's all I have until I get a SG for myself.
When ever you get a mvs try (Strikers 1945 plus) that is a much better,WWII style of shooter then what ghostpilots is.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 19, 2010, 05:56:40 AM
Capped the night off with some Ghost Pilots on the Neo Geo AES. Probably doesn't hold a candle to 1941 on the SuperGrafx, but it's all I have until I get a SG for myself.
When ever you get a mvs try (Strikers 1945 plus) that is a much better,WWII style of shooter then what ghostpilots is.

Yeah, Strikers 1945 is a dream purchase of mine. I should be getting a CMVS sometime close to tax time next year.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 19, 2010, 08:43:33 PM
I took a brake from Just Cause 2 yesterday and gave Momotaro(u?) Katsugeki another go. This time I made it to the fire-stage boss but I clearly feel I have to practise more. All these new forgiving games where you almost CAN'T die is making me spoiled and my reflexes jerky.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 20, 2010, 02:55:50 PM
Just built a power supply for the TG IFU, Played some Splatterhouse and Bonk's revenge!

IN FULL AV GLORY

I'll post pics soon.



Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 20, 2010, 03:01:02 PM
I've been playing Parodius, but not PCE Parodius, NES Parodius. It's not bad.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 20, 2010, 03:08:11 PM
Heh, before I read these posts I was playing some PCE Parodius, and Splatterhouse 2 on the Genny. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on October 21, 2010, 12:57:45 PM
silent scope, paridus da!, sidearms special
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 22, 2010, 07:57:27 AM
Tonight I think I will start on Lords of Thunder, as well as a race or two in Final Lap Twin.

Oh, and probably few emus on teh Wiz. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 22, 2010, 08:45:36 AM
Tonight I think I will start on Lords of Thunder, as well as a race or two in Final Lap Twin.

Oh, and probably few emus on teh Wiz. :)

I did a round of Lords last night. Kicked my ass as usual.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 22, 2010, 11:47:36 AM
Just Cause 2, Skate 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Super Monkey Ball and Metal Storm.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 22, 2010, 12:39:10 PM
Played some Dungeon Explorer II, Shape Shifter, and Actraiser.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: geise on October 22, 2010, 03:46:09 PM
I f*cking love Actraiser!  One of my favorites on the SNES.  It's a shame the sequel was just action.  [-( 

For some unknown reason I decided to start playing FF6 with the redone translation.  I never finished the game on the SNES.  I never owned the game back in the day and was just borrowing it from a friend.  He wanted it back before I had a chance to finish it.  Well 16 years later I guess I have the time now.  I like it so far and I was never a huge Square or FF fan.  I do like IV and V though and this one always appealed to me with the music graphics for it's time.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 22, 2010, 04:13:33 PM
Actraiser was one of the first SNES games that I got BITD. The whiff of nostalgia between it and Super Mario World are overwhelming.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: geise on October 23, 2010, 01:54:18 AM
My bro and I won the SNES from a  drug store contest.  It was with a radio station in the Cleveland area WMJI.  They called us up on the air and told us we won!  We actually got it before it was released in the stores.  It was kinda cool.  I remember playing SMW for the first time and then getting Actraiser and CV4 on launch day.  Besides playing Ys for the first time that was one of my favorite video game moments.  Sadly my bro has the SNES now, (which is good for my niece and nephew) so I do most of my stuff from the VC. I don't mind using the VC for SNES since I still just have a standard TV.  The blur on the TG-16 stuff is rather annoying, but that's why I have an actual Duo right?  :D

This mornig before heading out with the wife I rocked out some Air Zonk to get me pc-engine fix.  Been a long time since I beat it.  Man that last level can suck it sometimes.   
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 23, 2010, 04:55:23 AM


This mornig before heading out with the wife I rocked out some Air Zonk to get me pc-engine fix.  Been a long time since I beat it.  Man that last level can suck it sometimes.  

The last level is like half the length of the entire game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 23, 2010, 05:40:45 AM


This mornig before heading out with the wife I rocked out some Air Zonk to get me pc-engine fix.  Been a long time since I beat it.  Man that last level can suck it sometimes.  

The last level is like half the length of the entire game.

Its balls to the wall for sure..
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 25, 2010, 11:56:22 PM
Last night I sat down with Metal Storm (NES) again, and finished it. Great game (it has been on my wishlist for a year or so and it was worth every day of searching for a deal) but the last boss was a bit disappointing. Today I'm going back to Just Cause 2... *sigh*
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: turbogrfxfan on October 26, 2010, 03:42:48 PM
sidearms special!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11  both are awesome games.  Im almost done with the huey version and after that bc mode!!!  played bomberman 93 and the music just killed me
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 26, 2010, 09:35:41 PM
Racing Spirits, and JJ and Jeff.

I can't wait to play GoT again. oooooooooooooooo...
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 26, 2010, 10:48:28 PM
Last night I popped Silent Hill 4: The Room in my PSTwo. I'm ashamed because I never finished it. I call the Silent Hill-series my favorite and thus I really should have cleared every part of it, but I gave up towards the end five years ago - when the stupid ghosts f*cked it all up. You know, the ones that can't be stopped if you didn't get all the stupid "swords" or what the stupid things stupid was. But this time, I'm older, bigger, better, smarter, clevrerer, smartester... Yeah, this time! Can't wait for the sun to go down so I can continue. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: csgx1 on October 27, 2010, 06:48:57 AM
Playing some Castlevania Adventure, gameboy for the Halloween spirit.  Bought this game new back in the day but never beat it until......well, maybe never since it's very frustrating.   I'm definitely a lot better at this game now, then when I was a kid.  Amazingly, I passed level 3 with the spikes after only dying a few times.   Now it's Dracula himself that's stopping me from seeing an ending to this damn game. 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on October 27, 2010, 07:08:49 AM
Playing some Castlevania Adventure, gameboy for the Halloween spirit.  Bought this game new back in the day but never beat it until......well, maybe never since it's very frustrating.   I'm definitely a lot better at this game now, then when I was a kid.  Amazingly, I passed level 3 with the spikes after only dying a few times.   Now it's Dracula himself that's stopping me from seeing an ending to this damn game. 

Simon walks v......e ........r  ....y                  s ......l  .... o   ......w.......l  .....y  in that game.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Colossus1574 on October 27, 2010, 07:17:40 AM
Last night I sat down with Metal Storm (NES) again, and finished it. Great game (it has been on my wishlist for a year or so and it was worth every day of searching for a deal) but the last boss was a bit disappointing. Today I'm going back to Just Cause 2... *sigh*


isn't Metal Storm considered Sci-Fi? hahaha j/k
anyways, here's a good review for anyone curious of this underrated NES gem, i almost forgot about this one too.  :-$
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Colossus1574 on October 27, 2010, 07:20:11 AM
Playing some Castlevania Adventure, gameboy for the Halloween spirit.  Bought this game new back in the day but never beat it until......well, maybe never since it's very frustrating. Now it's Dracula himself that's stopping me from seeing an ending to this damn game. 

I think i only managed to finish part2 once! also a tough one...and yes he still takes his time walking and climbing ropes....
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 27, 2010, 07:35:55 AM
Quote from: Colossus1574
isn't Metal Storm considered Sci-Fi? hahaha j/k

Ooh, you got me! :)

Edit: By the way, The Happy Video Game Nerds review of the game was one of the major reasons I started looking for it actively again! I almost forgot about it for a year or two and then he made a review of it.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: SuperDeadite on October 27, 2010, 03:35:34 PM
Metal Storm is a great game.  But I'll never understand the USA version.  For some odd reason they changed a lot of the background colors from the Japanese original.  A weird weird localization thing.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: csgx1 on October 27, 2010, 03:46:51 PM
Simon walks v......e ........r  ....y                  s ......l  .... o   ......w.......l  .....y  in that game.
LOL, so true!  Slow downs make it even worse when the screen is filled with enemies. 



I think i only managed to finish part2 once! also a tough one...and yes he still takes his time walking and climbing ropes....

Castlevania II for gameboy is so much better than Castlevania adventure.   


After another attempt, I still can't beat Dracula.   So close, but yet so far from seeing an ending to the damn game. ](*,) 
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: ceti alpha on October 28, 2010, 04:03:44 PM
Just cleared Bomberman '93 and now on to '94.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 28, 2010, 04:23:12 PM
PS3
Dead Space:Man this game have a good atmosphere it's setting does remind me of alien&event horzion.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 28, 2010, 04:59:55 PM
PS3
Dead Space:Man this game have a good atmosphere it's setting does remind me of alien&event horzion.

Oh yeah! I am waiting on the second entry. It's gonna be teh bomb! :D
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: TR0N on October 28, 2010, 06:16:12 PM
PS3
Dead Space:Man this game have a good atmosphere it's setting does remind me of alien&event horzion.

Oh yeah! I am waiting on the second entry. It's gonna be teh bomb! :D
Yeah that's why i got it now since it's so cheap.I am looking forward to the sequel since that will have multiplayer etc.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 28, 2010, 06:28:06 PM
Played some U.N. Squadron for the 'ol SNES tonight. Probably my favorite shootie on the system. I remember this one in the arcades BITD and having a near-arcade perfect port back then was awesome!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 28, 2010, 07:07:20 PM
More JJ and Jeff, Samurai Ghost. (Genpei 2)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 28, 2010, 09:28:19 PM
Mathius: How far have you gotten? I remember something about small purple airplanes or something like that - impossible to hit, on the second "plane" or something. I never got past them, after an hour of trying I gave up and Area 88 (I have the SFC-version) have now become Area Dust. I remember it was a big fight on the forum I was currently hanging out in at the time, me, some of the admins and other people couldn't get along because they couldn't accept me not liking the game. From there it got worse, with general hate and rumours and silent despice. It eventually led to me leaving the forum. Haha, a magic game. I have to play it some more, maybe I'll like it better today!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 29, 2010, 04:31:31 AM
Mathius: How far have you gotten? I remember something about small purple airplanes or something like that - impossible to hit, on the second "plane" or something. I never got past them, after an hour of trying I gave up and Area 88 (I have the SFC-version) have now become Area Dust. I remember it was a big fight on the forum I was currently hanging out in at the time, me, some of the admins and other people couldn't get along because they couldn't accept me not liking the game. From there it got worse, with general hate and rumours and silent despice. It eventually led to me leaving the forum. Haha, a magic game. I have to play it some more, maybe I'll like it better today!

I am not sure what they mean by those purple airplanes.  :-k I am playing the US version, so there may be some differences, but I doubt it.

I can't believe you were hated off a forum because you didn't like a game! If you didn't like Ys Book I & II I am sure you would at least be tolerated. :P  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 29, 2010, 09:47:55 AM
It wasn't just the game per se, the situation snowballed - you know how it can be. Maybe they weren't purple, if I remember to try it out again I'll correct myself later. :)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: csgx1 on October 29, 2010, 02:52:09 PM
Played some U.N. Squadron for the 'ol SNES tonight. Probably my favorite shootie on the system. I remember this one in the arcades BITD and having a near-arcade perfect port back then was awesome!

One of my favorite games as well.   I never played the arcade version before, but I thought there were a number of differences when ported to the SNES?  Either way the SNES version is a great game!

Purple planes?....not too sure either.  I haven't played UN Squadron in years, but I think I'll break out my copy and play it this weekend.

Tonight I'm starting on Castlevania Legends after finally beating Adventure and Castlevania 2 for gameboy.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 29, 2010, 07:11:54 PM
DRACULA X, GoT, XANADU PT 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :dance: :dance: 8) :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 29, 2010, 07:29:50 PM
DRACULA X, GoT, XANADU PT 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :dance: :dance: 8) :mrgreen:

I would love to give Xanadu 2 a spin.

Naturally, I got some time in on my newest acquisition Blood Gear. It's a fantastic game, with what looks like high production values, killer cinemas, a good story, and great action. I have read that the Japanese skills for enjoying the game are low, but I am still not very comfortable with the menus in the game. I have figured out a little, but not much...yet. We need a Duomozov guide badly.  :mrgreen: I recommend this sleeper of a gem to anyone who enjoys Zelda II like action/RPGs like myself. And, there needs to be more talk about this game here too. :wink:
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 29, 2010, 07:41:54 PM
I would love to give Xanadu 2 a spin.

It's freaking great, Mathius.

Naturally, I got some time in on my newest acquisition Blood Gear. It's a fantastic game, with what looks like high production values, killer cinemas, a good story, and great action. I have read that the Japanese skills for enjoying the game are low, but I am still not very comfortable with the menus in the game. I have figured out a little, but not much...yet. We need a Duomozov guide badly.  :mrgreen: I recommend this sleeper of a gem to anyone who enjoys Zelda II like action/RPGs like myself. And, there needs to be more talk about this game here too. :wink:


Blood gear is amazing from just about every standpoint. One of the finer games for the Duo, and yes I would agree If there is no Duomazov review we should bug runinruder and nat to take this one up soon. :D

Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 29, 2010, 08:01:03 PM
There is one review of Blood Gear up on the Duos page, but I don't think it's nat's. A guide is what is sorely needed though.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Starfighter on October 30, 2010, 04:52:22 AM
Left 4 Dead 2. We had to try the new campaign (The Sacrifice) and I'm not convinced it was a good buy. It was just three parts and had a very weak ending with no REAL action. I'd prefer if they packed every campaign on the same disc for L4D3 so I don't have to pay for downloads (I hate that) and stuff my HDD with mediocre gameplay.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Tablet on October 30, 2010, 06:28:25 AM
More YS7, I'm up to the wind temple and the bird boss just kicked my ass (I did get it down to below 10k health though), this is one fight where I think I need to do a little grinding and have both projectile shooting members of the party equipped, and I think it's time to upgrage everyones weapons and equipment!

Just finished Star Wars Force Unleashed for the first time in preperation for Force Unleashed 2, I must admit I was rather disappointed with it, mainly the controls and lack of fluidity of gameplay, meh.

Haven't really done much in terms of OBEYing recently, after my PCE-SCDROM2 decided to corrupt my YS-1+2 save file when I was almost finished kinda killed it for me, I'll go back to it over the xmas hols I think on the run up to the remake release on PSP.
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 30, 2010, 07:01:45 AM
Currently playing Limbo on XBOX LIVE. This is a great atmospheric game that all you guys should try! I am loving it. It's nothing like I have ever played before!
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: blueraven on October 30, 2010, 08:15:51 AM
Had 2 neighbors over for retr0gaming night; Dracula X, Genpei Toumanden 1 & 2, Victory Run, and Racing Spirits (which by the by is a totally kickass motorcycle game!)
Title: Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
Post by: Mathius on October 30, 2010, 05:50:37 PM