Retro Game Thread

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by damian_1349, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. The Barracuda

    The Barracuda Retro, bitches.

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    I absolutely detest the Genesis' controller. It's big, clunky and is much stiffer than the SNES controller. It's tougher, yes, built like a tank like the NES one but it just doesn't fit into the palms of your hands comfortably. The six-button was re-shaped to fit better and of course, has double the buttons.
     
  2. UndertakerPrime

    UndertakerPrime Almost as if you sense a disquieting metamorphosis

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    I did ok with the 3-button controller, but one thing that bugged the hell out of me is that many games mapped the main functions to the 1 & 2 buttons. Maybe I have a short thumb, but I always found that uncomfortable. When playing Sonic, I’d always use button 3 to jump. To this day, even with the 6-button, I will remap functions to the rightmost buttons. Makes it a lot easier on my hand.

    Gotta love the incredibly simple controls in Sonic...one button for everything. Funny how it’s even simpler than SMB, which preceded it by, what, 3-4 years?
     
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  3. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    It's not good compared to what came after, but remember that the MD came out in 1988. The contemporaries for that pad at launch were the FC and PCE controllers, plus it's a big improvement on shitacular MkIII/SMS controllers it replaced.

    They did wait too long to replace it though, the six button really should have been a thing in 91 or 92.

    Probably because that's where it usually is on arcade machines and Sega were an arcade company that made consoles as a side business.
     
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  4. Nightrain

    Nightrain Senior Villain

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    The 6 button controller was a godsend for SF players on Genesis. They went from having the worst controller to the best one.
     
  5. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    SNES scene is bananas lately, now dudes are are adding SA-1 to Gradius 3 to get rid of the slowdown.



    If they pull that off, hopefully they'll keep going and do more vanilla games with performance issues.
     
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  6. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Nice! I can't think of anything that needs this quite as badly as Gradius III, but I'd like to see what they come up with!
     
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  7. gregles

    gregles quintesson

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    I’ve always loved platform games and been curious about the Castlevania games so I decided to get that symphony of the night and another game double pack released on PS4 store as it is on that Japan offer and whilst the other older game feels really hard in an off putting dated way symphony of the night is a revelation.

    It’s weird playing it now seeing just how many great game design ideas have been translated straight into Bloodborne. I was meant to do some things with my day off of work but symphony of the night completely slayed my free time today.
     
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  8. Boulder

    Boulder Rock Lord

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    Rondo of Blood. And yeah, it's ridiculously difficult (though it has some of the best Castlevania music in my opinion), right up there with Dracula X and Castlevania Chronicles.
     
  9. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Rondo's soundtrack is awesome, why the fuck hasn't Cross a Fear been in any other games since? (aside from the PSP remake obviously)
     
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  10. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    This is kinda niche, but in case it helps anyone:

    The DIY controller upgrades from 8BitDo do work with the 6-button Genesis controller reissues from Retro-Bit (probably not the USB ones, though). So if you want a wireless Arcade Pad, but you want it in brand-new condition, or in transparent blue, or you just don't wanna track down a vintage one, there ya go. :D 

    Also, I just now noticed that 8BitDo's Bluetooth "Retro Receiver" line supports the replica NES joycons for the Switch. So if you have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription and you wanna use OEM Nintendo pads wirelessly on your actual NES (or AV Famicom, or NES clone), that's a thing too.
     
  11. Murasame

    Murasame We like to talk big, vampires do

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    I also missed my Amiga 600 a lot. The fdd was defective and at that time you couldn't get spare parts anymore, as Commodore just went bankrupt.

    I was interested in this at first, but then I remembered that I bought the SEGA LLC Saturn USB Controller and that's basically the same.
     
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  12. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Yes, unless you want to use it wirelessly with an actual Sega console.
     
  13. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Seeing how weill the Resident Evil 1 and 2 remakes were received, I wonder if Rockstar will do remakes for GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, and Vice City Stories.
     
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    A Vice City remake would be epic. Best game in the series IMO.
     
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    Murasame We like to talk big, vampires do

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    Dammit, why did you put an idea in my head that I did not have before, but that I actually like :lol 
    I'm finding it hard enough to find a good rgb crt to replace my old TV, now I will probably have to hunt down another pair of good looking 6 button controllers from the 90s. The last time I bought about 20 controllers (3 and 6 button) to sort out 2 of each type that I wanted to keep :lol  You don't see in pictures how the controller feels and I need exactly the feeling that a new controller feels. I hate the feeling of controllers that are totally smooth because they have been played with by sweaty hands a lot.

    Since childhood I even take care that no one ever plays with my controller, only the 2 player controller. I hated it, when that one time my friend came to me and played player 1 because he always plays player 1. I think there should be a rule, that it is rude to come to someone else's house and play as player 1 :lol  is that just me? Please somebody say everybody is like this :lol 
     
  16. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Pretty much zero chance of that. GTA5 is the most financially successful traditional videogame of all time, they don't need to lean on nostalgia for older titles and remaking anything would be a terrible idea with their current business model anyway.
     
  17. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    You can tell I'm not a fan of the bullet hell genre when my reaction to this is "why would you make it faster?"
     
  18. Starfire22

    Starfire22 :D

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    Hah, same here. :) 
     
  19. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    LOL, i'm shit at Gradius so I can feel the pain.
     
  20. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I dunno if they're sold in your area or what it would cost to import them, but Retro-Bit has a license to use Sega's own factory tooling for those six button controllers. They're exactly like the ones from the 90s, except that nobody has ever touched them ;) 

    Well that, and they have "Retro-Bit" stamped on the back.

    Me too, but I figure if I'm gonna die anyway, I might as well die at full speed :D 
     
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