Retro Game Thread

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

  1. Eric

    Eric Dreadnought of Floof

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    Can't argue with that. Still, need to do some overdue cleaning-up anyway.
     
  2. The Barracuda

    The Barracuda Retro, bitches.

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    My collecting has slowed way down, especially if I own a flash cart. It's nice to have the original cart in your hands for collecting/nostalgia's sake but the prices don't warrant large collections. And a lot of people don't have the space either. Flashcarts can be expensive but hell of a lot cheaper than buying individually. You can always buy the new mini systems and hack them to carry more ROMs too.

    Just out of curiosity, what color is your Super NT?
     
  3. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    That's a tough decision to make, and I respect that you've decided to get out of retro games.

    That said, you could sell your SNES carts and pick up a Everdrive, then load that with all the NA SNES games you want. You won't get the same "thunk" feeling of inserting a real game cart, but you'd still have the content. The Super NT is a really cool piece of hardware!
     
  4. Eric

    Eric Dreadnought of Floof

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    Super Nt's black, same as the controller.

    True, but I've been thinking of getting a SNES Classic and hacking it like Barracuda said. Just easier that way. :lol 
     
  5. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    The Super Nt Jailbreak is even easier than hacking a Mini, it will perform somewhat better, and it will play any SNES game from the SD card except for a few "special chip" games. So, just putting this out there, but if budget is the issue, you could drastically cut back on the carts and collect only the special chip games you care about. There aren't really that many, and most of them don't go for insane prices.
     
  6. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    I totally forgot about the jailbreak for the Super NT! The Mini is good, but the Super NT is better, technically speaking.
     
  7. Eric

    Eric Dreadnought of Floof

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    I might keep the Nt to hack it, but I’m worried that I may not be able to unhack it if I ever plan to get rid of it.
     
  8. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    That won't be a problem. It's not even a hack really, it's just an alternate version of the firmware. Nobody at Analogue is going to confirm this, for obvious reasons, but it's an open secret that it comes from the same person who builds the regular firmware--it is encrypted using the same keys and nobody else has been able to decrypt it so far. That's why we don't have ROM files of Super Turrican: Director's Cut floating around online. There's no hacking or un-hacking to do:

    1. To install the Jailbreak, place the JB firmware file on an SD card, insert it into the Super NT's card slot, turn the console on, and wait a few minutes.
    2. To "remove" the Jailbreak, place an official firmware file on an SD card, insert it into the Super NT's card slot, turn the console on, and wait a few minutes.
     
  9. Eric

    Eric Dreadnought of Floof

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    Huh, neat.

    EDIT: Did some research, and apparently you can't play Star Fox or any other Super FX chip game from an SD card because the firmware can't support it. Lame. :(  Looks like it's the SNES Classic for me. No offense. Analogue should be proud of their achievements with the Super Nt, but if the "jailbreak" firmware can't let me play more advanced SNES games off of an SD card, then that's the dealbreaker for me.
     
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    Is it at all weird that I enjoy cleaning cartridges?
     
  11. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Yeah that's what I was talking about when I said you could limit your collecting to the handful of "special chip" games that aren't supported.
     
  12. Eric

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    Been thinking about getting the original Wolfenstein 3D, and I'm curious: is there a mod for that game that lets me play with a controller like what ZDoom does for Doom and Doom II?
     
  13. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    ECWolf is the Wolf3D equivalent of ZDoom. It's not as heavily developed or featured as ZDoom, but it has the basics like control and resolution options plus adds Doom-style saving and an automap to the game.

    It also plays Spear of Destiny and Super Noah's Ark, but not Blake Stone and a few other shitty games that used the engine.
     
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    I posted before about how my kids have been trying out the NES and SNES games available on Switch Online. One of my kids is really into the older games, even playing them instead of Pokémon Sword. Just recently he started playing the original Legend of Zelda...and he seems to LOVE it. He was all excited this morning, asking me about the story, the items, where to go, etc.

    I won't claim to be the best parent, and I'm not that good at explaining life lessons...but I will be happy to relate all my extremely useful knowledge of LoZ :p 
    It does my heart good to see them enjoying these old games like I used to *SNIFF*
     
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  15. Eric

    Eric Dreadnought of Floof

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    It's great that your kids are enjoying older games. Good for them to know where and how those great games started.
     
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    FiVE1ZERO ***MACROSS NooB!***

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    Its funny when I think about my nephews and my retro games on my Pi. My nephews all grew up around the Halo/COD era and they thought all the old games I grew up playing were Lame/Boring so I insisted for them just give it a try and 2hrs later they were hooked playing Contra,River City Ransom,Streets of Rage and so on.
    Personally brought a smile to my face as I knew they appreciate what I grew up with.

    (Was LOL bc they tried Ninja Gaiden 1 and didn't understand the Ninja sticking to the wall Mechanics :D )
     
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    I've been playing a lot of Super Mario World on the SNES lately, ever since I got the save battery replaced. It's an excellent game.
    It's good to know history, and learn the classics. If/when I have kids, that's what I'm gonna do.
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    Classic NES and SNES games have a lot of replay value because of the craft put into the game play elements that simply make them fun. (It also helps to have sharp reflexes.)
     
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    Sharp reflexes are definitely a must. I have died far too many times in really dumb ways because I wasn't quite fast enough or went in the wrong direction.
     
  20. UndertakerPrime

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    I think one reason they took to these classics so quickly is that many of the games they've played on their iPads are similar, with a more retro design. So they're more accepting of them than kids who only know modern AAA titles with state-of-the-art HD graphics. They've played mobile versions of Mario and Sonic, for example, so they're already somewhat familiar with it.

    My one kid has been going between SMB1, 2, and 3, along with Kirby's Adventure and Super Metroid, and LoZ recently. I told him about Ghosts n Goblins' reputation as being one of the hardest games ever, and he didn't believe me so he had to try it :D 
    Honestly, he got about as far as I did (not very) :lol 

    It's interesting watching them learn the standard things that I had to learn back then too but are second nature now, like how to jump higher by holding the button down longer, or holding the run button while jumping to jump farther. I still remember the day my friend showed me how to hold the run button down while jumping in SMB2, to cross the waterfall and take the back door to Birdo in the first level. My young mind was blown by that o_O 
     
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