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Retro game stuff talk



  • Thats some very nice stuff there, thank you for posting the pictures; very interesting. You lucky guy got some Hanafuda cards. So cool. :-) And this destroyed Game Boy, if modded with a Raspberry Pi would be badass. Wow, I just looked at the picture and realized the text saying it still works! Forget the mod, its badass on its own!!

    Edit: The idea to use a bombed Game Boy wasn't my brightest idea ever. It's a sort of disrespecting the casualty and shame on me.



  • @thelostsoul If you want to bomb a Game Boy and then put a Pi in it, have fun, but that particular one isn't getting any Pi from anyone.



  • That Gulf War Game Boy is probably the coolest thing I've ever seen



  • @obsidianspider so awesome man! And hellova find at that retro store too. Those cards are rads!


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    @obsidianspider said in Retro game stuff talk:

    I picked up some cool Mario Hanafuda cards. I don't know how to use them, and I haven't decided if I want to keep them sealed or not, but they're really neat.

    I got into Hanafuda earlier this year and it's a lot of fun. If your interested in learning the rules to a few of the more popular games, this book is a great resource. It even has all the cards printed in color for reference, or to cut out and use if the reader doesn't have a better set. Foreign card games can sometimes be a tough sell for friends and family, so it's worth noting that there are many different kinds of solitaire games that can be played as well, including a straight-forward adaptation of the traditional Klondike. More importantly, solitaire games are the absolute best way to learn the seasonal suits, as it forces you to put a lot of thought into their arrangement.



  • I don't think it technically qualifies as retro, but I got an Arduboy from eBay yesterday, and this thing is cool as heck.

    It's the size of a credit card and only 6mm thick.

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  • Just a quick question on uae4all is it possible to play the games that are over 4 disks?



  • @FlyingTomahawk any Hard-Off outings lately?



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  • @obsidianspider

    Nope. No Hard Off visits lately. We are too busy at work at the moment have barely time to eat lunch.
    Summer is our busy time at work.



  • @lilbud said in Retro game stuff talk:

    So I'm down the shore for a week, and I stop in the arcade (don't see many of those nowadays) and there is a new machine. Brand new TMNT game based off of turtles in time, but themed around the 2012 series
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    So I was able to go to the California Extreme (mentioned in this previous thread ) an arcade and pinball convention and someone brought one of these systems to it showcased placed right at the front. I didn't get much time to try it out.

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    So everything in California Extreme is set to free play and the etiquette which I loved was simple.

    1. Play a game on a machine.
    2. If someone is behind you when your game is over (Ie you died or ran out of lives or palled all 3 balls for pinball etc) You step asid and either get in line or move on to some other game.
      2a. If there was no one behind you you were free to keep playing until someone got in line or you decided to move on to something else.

    It was a great system in that I would find myself nearing the end of my game and I would glance over my shoulder to see if there was anyone behind me. Nope? cool lets play another round.

    The problem with this system was a combination of little kids, their parents not helping them follow this etiquette and the continue ability of the TMNT game with the 4 player at once. Being the physically largest cabinet there and right at the front the little kids (12 years and under) never left this game. They would just hit the button to keep going and with each of them dying at different moments there was never a game over screen to signal your turn is over. I don't blame the kids very much but their parents just sat or stood there and let them run on as others tried to wait behind them in the "next" protocol and after the kids continued a few times they would leave and come back later.

    To be fair it wasn't the exact same kids the whole time but always little kids around that system.

    Okay grumbling over

    I don't know where we where in the game (give the un-ending continues above I am not sure if, when the game ever started over). I believe the additional levels were on this system. The game play was decent, very tmnt. Jump button, action button and a big special button that you use when your energy meter fills up that was a lot like the mutant attack from X-men damaging all bad guys on the screen in a flashy move. I was surprised to find that the joystick on this was set to 4 way. I could feel the diamond restrictor plate when i rotated in a circle. I thought they would have used an 8 way.

    Like the older tmnt games this is designed to be a money suck as you will not be able to get much past one level with out dying and having to add credits. If this is set up to require a full Dollar to play it is not going to be worth it. The over the top part of it was just the cabinet size. it is huge. It is larger than even the large cabinets that we see today. You could fit 3 traditional cabinet in this one's foot print.

    I am glad I got a chance to try it despite the ever present continue kids. I would play it in an arcade IF it is not too expensive to play knowing that you need about 3 credits to have a reasonable play time. If I had this as a rom for my personal arcade I would enjoy playing it. But with that said it is almost a remake of tmnt with a specific skin.



  • @lurker @lilbud Although @mediamogul already posted two videos about the new TMNT game, I just want to share this extensive video about it:



  • It's been a little while since I posted pickups, so here are some recent additions. If you like this sort of thing I have more photos on my Instagram. If these aren't things you want to see here, let me know.

    Donkey Kong Country 2
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    Donkey Kong Country 3
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    Kirby's Dream Land (Required reflowing the chips on the cartridge, but it works great now)
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    I picked up a box and manual for the loose Vectorman that had been sitting on my shelf for a while.
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    Kirby's Adventure
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    Sonic & Knuckles
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    Kirby's Epic Yarn
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    Club Nintendo Hanafuda
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    Hoshi no Kirby
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    Hoshi no Kirby 2
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    Final Fantasy
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    Final Fantasy 2
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    Final Fantasy 4
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  • Finally, a SwanCrystal has joined my collection. I purchased the SwanCrystal and the white Final Fantasy edition Wonderswan Color as “not working”. The SwanCrystal was missing its battery cover, so I figured I’d buy the nonop white WSC for the battery cover. Turns out, they both work and after some cleaning and an bit of aluminum foil, I got 2 nice working consoles.
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  • @celly Does the foil act to complete the circuit because of the damaged carbon pad or because the contacts on the PCB are damaged? I'm not clear on how that works or how the foil doesn't constantly complete the circuit, even when not pressing the button.



  • @obsidianspider I think its a mix of both. From my understanding, the power buttons on these are pretty notorious for not working. The foil acts to make the connection only while being depressed onto the contact. Otherwise, it doesn’t. It wasn’t my idea to use it, I found it while browsing how to fix non working Wonderswans.

    And it also looks like you need to add one of these FF WSC’s to your collection as well. 😜



  • @obsidianspider Dam man, come of the CIB stuff must be costing you an arm and a leg. Surely?



  • @mrjordaaany said in Retro game stuff talk:

    @obsidianspider Dam man, come of the CIB stuff must be costing you an arm and a leg. Surely?

    An arm and a leg? No, but boxed stuff is certainly more expensive than loose. I am not in a hurry to pick up anything so I keep my eyes open for what I think is a fair price. Patience along with looking at past eBay sold listings and PriceCharting are how I try to gauge what things are currently going for. I'm not paying a huge premium for anything to have a game immediately. One game that I'm looking for right now has been selling anywhere from $20 - $60 in about the same condition (based on photos) so I'll wait a bit. They made a zillion of these things, so they're out there.



  • I just leave these pics here.
    Please note: When viewing the following images, don't hyperventilate, don't faint, don't drool all over the floor and NO they are not for sale. I am not responsible for any injuries you might get while viewing.

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    You might think "...and? It's just a NeoGeo Mini"
    OK how about 3 then!

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    Still not excited? How about this nice NeoGeo backpack then

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    And of course here again all good things are 3!

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  • @flyingtomahawk This my friend is something you want to give me for free.


 

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