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Retro game stuff talk

  • @Clyde I love those mini arcade things. I still want to stuff a Pi Zero in one.

    I guess since this thread is alive again I should post some retro pickups. I won't bore you with all of the Switch stuff I've bought lately.

  • Here are the "retro" pickups I've had since the thread went dormant. I post pickups and other stuff on my Instagram.

    I picked up one of those Arduino-based Tetris games
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    I have the pink Sakura Nintendo pedometer. Now I only need to find the Hello Kitty one and I should have each variant.
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    My new crown jewel of my collection: A blue DMG. This was a Europe-only color and a guy in Poland helped me buy it.
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    For the Frog the Bell Tolls. This game uses a lot of the same mechanics as Link's Awakening and is really fun.
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    My nephew was throwing away his old 3DS. I cleaned it up and aside from a wonky home button that I need to solder in a replacement for, it works well.
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    I got a sealed Ni no Kuni for a great price. I opened it up to check out the awesome book that it comes with.
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    An 8-Bit-Guy video inspired me to look for a Game Boy Camera.
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    ...and Printer.
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    A friend of mine asked if I "wanted any of this stuff" and sent me this awesome case, Pocket, and games!
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    I picked up a few more of these Burger King Game Boy Colors. One of these days I'll finish putting a Pi in one.
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    たねをまく鳥 (Tane o Maku Tori)
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    While in Manhattan I stopped at Book Off and saw this PSP Go. A friend told me that it was a great price (I had no idea how valuable the cradles were) so I grabbed it. It's my first Sony handheld and I really like it.
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    I also stopped by VideoGamesNewYork and got this sealed Mr. Driller 2 for Game Boy Advance
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    Sennou Millennium, Slitherlink, and Xi Little
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    Guilty Gear Petit - it even includes the Wonder Coin!
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    A good friend sent me an awesome Christmas gift: A sealed Dreamcast Web Browser disc, a Tiger Jumble game (that uses cartridges!), a copy of StarFox to replace my long lost copy, and a PSP 2000!
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    Is a PlayStation TV "retro"?
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    I managed to find a Donkey Kong Jr. "Nintendo Mini Classics" keychain to add to my collection.
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    My final cool addition for 2019: A CIB Pokemon Mini and Shock Tetris
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  • @obsidianspider said in Retro game stuff talk:

    @Clyde I love those mini arcade things. I still want to stuff a Pi Zero in one.

    Me too. By the way, it's funny how your username fits my pictures. :D

  • I got that case, but in beige, and time has NOT been good to it... :(

  • @VictimRLSH said in Retro game stuff talk:

    I got that case, but in beige, and time has NOT been good to it... :(

    There are a few variants of that case, the GB-70 and GB-80 were offered in DMG colors. This is the only one I've seen of the GB-70 in person that is designed to look like a MGB.

  • @obsidianspider That PSP Go is a thing of beauty. I really didn't like it when it first came out, but now I appreciate it a lot more. Homebrew possibilities help too, of course.

  • Hi gang, happy new year!
    I made some good pickups in 2019 aswell:

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    Got this for free; a near mint Sony Trinitron KV 29" (NTSC & PAL compatible, rgb scart) Crt Tv.

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    With the new tv setup, I couldnt resist the pi2scart from ArcadeForge anylonger. The overscan settings etc takes some work but I love it. Still need to mount it somewhere.

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    The NES, I sh*t you not; I found in a dumpster, with all the cables, 2 controllers, a zapper & 9 games.
    My GF actually saw it first and told me in bed, and I was like, nah you prob saw an old faxmachine or something. But I ran out in my PJs, and voila, there it was, just the corner of the console sticking up from at grocerybag :) The SNES I bought from a local craigslist site. Iv been slowly picking up some games here n there.

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    The Super Scope is CIB, found at a thriftstore. MarioPaint CIB, RNR Racing, Zombies & Barts Nightmare Iv had since the early 90s. The rest of the boxes are made by me and my trusty CNC. Real collectors might hate it, but i just like the look of them in the bookshelf.

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    Bazookas on the wall in my daughters (and my!) "playroom"

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    And last but not least; my biggest project of the year was my virtual Pinball Cab build. It mostly runs VPX, Pinball Fx3 and some vert MAME. I use PinballX as a frontend. (And yes, I wanna build a new one. Bigger, better, flashier!) But for a first VP build, it does the job.

    See you in 2020.

  • @Dipkid said in Retro game stuff talk:

    The NES, I sh*t you not; I found in a dumpster, with all the cables, 2 controllers, a zapper & 9 games.

    WHAT?!?!?! someone just threw it away and it was working?

  • @quicksilver yes, probably someone's spouse or mother tossed it.. (we had a big spring cleaning in the attics and basements of the block were living in.) I could have picked up enough hifi stuff and older flatscreens to start my own shop :D

  • Dikid: Reminds me of a classic (8bit/dawning of 16bit Era) "Kosinus" (by Guba and Ully) Cartoon in the german computer magazine "Happy Computer" (sadly I can't find that one in the web) -> (citing from memory) He welcomes a friend to his home -> K: "Es gibt hier viele Systemabstürze" (~A lot of system-crashes happening here); F: "schwaches Stromnetz?" (~weak powergrid?); (picture changing to view out of a window where a computer is just passing by on its way down); K: "Nein, (???(*1)) Eltern!" (~(???) Parents!) ;>

    [1]: I really am not remembering what adverb was used for the parents, but something alike to "angered" could be applicable.

  • @Ashpool Ahh, yes. Kosinus, an important part of my youth. 😊

    With a little patience, you may find the cartoon in question in the Happy Computer collection on

    edit: You can download all issues at once easily with the addon Archive Downloader for Google Chrome or Chromium. Alas, I didn't find a similar addon for Firefox, but at least Chromium is part of the official repositories of my Kubuntu Linux operating system.

  • @Clyde THANKS!

    And here it is:
    Oh how messed up my memory about that one was - at least I got the basic plot right %-)

    Edit: Ah, all those moments... will be lost... like tears in the... aeh, wait: That's it, I mixed it up with another one of my favourites -> not sure whether it was Kosinus or a friend visiting, but the "plot" was something alike to "what resolution, how real..." to the view of a real window :dough:

  • gonna check it out!

  • @Ashpool Kudos for actually looking it up!

    I also remember a cartoon like the one you described. It may've been Kosinus as well, or another similar strip.

    Apropos, remember Starkiller? 😁 (be sure to check out the Weblinks)

  • After 2 Days of no further reply... I am staying Off_Topic: Star Killer "Oh Yes: 'Das Trantor Feurerzeug mit den Flammenstufen Hoch und Höher' :UP:"... Maybe we could/should start another threat in another sub-forum about retro-comics within gaming-magazines...

    Becuase next to Starkiller (Yeah!), there also was Spacerat... and then... UserFriendly (WebComic)... well, well.... Nethack...

    Nethack.. Sigh....

  • Hey everyone! it's been a while since i've talked here, i've been busy with school and stuff. But I did manage to get some retro games! I got Super Mario All Stars in May {for my birthday}, Super Mario World (for $14 at Super Smash Con), and recently, Mother 3 (which i got at MAGfest). The Mother 3 cart has the english fan translation on it.


  • I added a Super Nintendo Jr. to my collection over the weekend. I was on the hunt for a cheap Super Nintendo to snap the tabs out of so I could play Super Famicom games without modifying my childhood Super Nintendo. A friend not only had one where the tabs were already removed, but it was a Jr., which is a console I've been after for a while anyway, so it was a perfect match. Now I can retire my "gold edition" Super Nintendo to display. I'll likely give it a good cleaning, but I'm not going to retrobrite it as it has a lot of sentimental value and I don't want to mess it up with a botched chemistry experiment.




  • @obsidianspider

    Wasn't there a 50/60hz mod for the SNES?
    I remember mine used to have a silver flip switch behind it.
    I believe that was necessary to play PAL games right? Not necessary for NTSC (US and JPN) games?

    Btw. I gotta find me one of those old Sony TVs too.
    I recently modified my Sega Saturn Action Replay cartridge so that the Saturn is region free. Would love to play on an old TV.

  • @FlyingTomahawk Whoa! The legend is back from the dead!

    I'm not sure about 50/60hz switching. I use a SD2SNES for playing PAL games. It handles the CIC and region stuff.

    The TV was a free one, and it has some screen defects, but the price was right. Still looking for a KV27FV310 or KV32FV310. The holy grail.

    A Saturn is on my list, but I also have never played one, so I really don't know where to begin.

  • @obsidianspider

    Dead? nope. alive and still kicking ;-p

    There are plenty of "free to have" TVs here but as you I am waiting for those holy grail type TVs. One guy is giving away a KV-36DRX9 TV. It has all what your retro heart desires but it weighs nearly 90kg! I would love to get the smaller brother, something like the KV-29DRX5 which is not only near half the weight but also 4:3 format. The 36 inch model is 16:9

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