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Title: Old game consoles?
Post by: noah on May 20, 2009, 10:47:56 PM
Just wondering if people are still into retro gaming.. Just looking for some guidance to some of the old school great hit that are not well known...

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 21, 2009, 01:02:27 AM
Samba De Amigo This is a great Sega game that you have for dreamcast. I have a dreamcast sitting in a shelf LOL  :D

If you really want to get retro, get yourself a famicom (nes) if you can still find it
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Calum on May 21, 2009, 01:19:00 AM
I've got a Sega Gamegear and a possibly broken Atari 520STe (more a computer than console but hey).
I used to have a Gameboy Colour and Sega Megadrive, but I sokld them both a few months before they were considered "retro".
Some of my old favourite games are Super Mario Bros, Altered Beast, Ranger X, obviously Sonic (1, 2 and 3), Streets of rage 1, 2 and 3.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 21, 2009, 01:24:52 AM
do you think it would be worth the time to grab the retro games on the wii's retro console gaming place? Like you can get gamecube game to play on wii without having to now physically get the gamecube disc in?
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Post by: inchy97 on May 21, 2009, 07:14:07 PM
FF7 on the Playstation uno

it may not be retro but its awesome..and that game shark hehe fun stuff
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 21, 2009, 08:47:44 PM
SNES +Chrono trigger,Mario Kart, and a few other greats.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 21, 2009, 08:57:39 PM
SNES +Chrono trigger,Mario Kart, and a few other greats.

For really retro gaming music, watch these two videos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjJwKNoN9_I&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM_84c1N9g4&fmt=18
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Fairadir on May 22, 2009, 02:02:23 AM
I still have a working NES, with super mario bros. 1, 2 and 3. Used to play duck hunt on it, but the gun doesn't work anymore.
Also have an old SEGA mega drive (16 bit) with Pac-mania, Sonic the hedgehog and some tetris-like game.

Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 22, 2009, 09:01:59 AM
Sega Mega-drive? I thought, the one before genesis, was "master system", and it competed directly with the NES?

Or did they have two 16-bit consoles?


Oh, and you all know what else is a great game, or more precisely, a great series, Smash brothers. heh, I had the N64 version for ages on my console and now on my emulator, but I've only seen Melee and now Brawl. Thankfully I decided to buy a GC  just for Melee, managed to get an emu running of it and I have to say it will be a nice diversion.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Calum on May 22, 2009, 09:24:20 AM
The Genesis was called the Megadrive in civilised countries :P
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 22, 2009, 09:25:58 AM
The Genesis was called the Megadrive in civilised countries :P


ahhh, well that explains it.

I've heard rumours that some weirdo's call the Nintendo a famicom. what squares.  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 22, 2009, 12:49:41 PM
famicom? I got one of those. It's the non-American NES!!! And it's still very fun to play and it's still good.

(http://gamethu.vnexpress.net/News/Chuyen-game/2005/10/3B9ACE61/famicom.jpg)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 22, 2009, 01:00:17 PM
SNES(both my actual console and ZSNES emulator),


Homebrewing SNES is fun, but very hard(takes like 30 lines of ASM to just change the background color  :P)

But back on subject..
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 22, 2009, 01:03:27 PM
SNES(both my actual console and ZSNES emulator),

  • DK Country
  • Super Mario World  8)

Homebrewing SNES is fun, but very hard(takes like 30 lines of ASM to just change the background color  :P)

But back on subject..


I wish my dad was into console homebrewing. He's a pretty good ASM coder, uses at work a lot so he tells me as well as C++. That's the life of a computer engineer I suppose.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 22, 2009, 01:06:47 PM
I managed to find a C compiler made specifically for the SNES(well actually the SNES's CPU), but it had a very limited library and it only came with one Word doc as "Help" and was pretty hard for simple tasks(perhaps I'm not C literate)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on May 23, 2009, 07:51:49 AM
I have a NES and a PS1, with Mario World, P.O.W., Duck Hunt and some alien game for NES and a Final Fantasy anthology for the PS1 (includes Chrono Trigger, FF IV and V I think and another FF related game).
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 23, 2009, 09:32:07 AM
...and some alien game for NES...

The old ET game?
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Post by: Ironman on May 23, 2009, 09:40:51 AM
I use the pSX Emulator on my PC to play FFT, I also have FFT Edit whcih allows me to edit savegame files. I have also programmed by Xbox 360 Controller to work with pSX.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on May 23, 2009, 09:12:23 PM
My favorite 'retro' game, and really my favorite ever game, would have to be Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US). In fact, most of Square Soft's games for SNES were really good. Some other retro games I like... hmm... Super Mario World and the old NES Metal Gear games and Bionic Commando.

I wouldn't consider anything on CD to be really 'retro', unless maybe it was on that horrible SegaCD thing they came out with. Anything Playstation, Saturn, Dreamcast, XBox, etc. is way too young to be anywhere near being called 'retro'.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 23, 2009, 09:51:44 PM
My favorite 'retro' game, and really my favorite ever game, would have to be Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US). In fact, most of Square Soft's games for SNES were really good. Some other retro games I like... hmm... Super Mario World and the old NES Metal Gear games and Bionic Commando.

I wouldn't consider anything on CD to be really 'retro', unless maybe it was on that horrible SegaCD thing they came out with. Anything Playstation, Saturn, Dreamcast, XBox, etc. is way too young to be anywhere near being called 'retro'.

how is final fantasy compared with metal gear solid? Wondered what you think, both are decent  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on May 23, 2009, 10:28:48 PM
Hard to compare the two... two different styles of games. The franchises on the other hand, MGS has done much better than FF in terms of enjoyment in each subsequent sequel (for me anyway). MGS keeps getting better with each sequel whereas Final Fantasy seems to have gone downhill since VIII, each sequel moving further and further away from what the series once was. VI was the peak of the series for me, I was really disappointed with VII, VIII put my faith back in the series, but IX, X, X-2... I just couldn't enjoy them like I did the others, and they kept getting worse and worse.

Back on the topic of Retro games, I still love Zelda: A Link to the Past. I actually pull it out once in a while and give it a play though.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 24, 2009, 12:45:39 AM
Zelda's nice. It's still doing pretty decent.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 24, 2009, 08:53:13 AM
I haven't played any zelda game that came after Majora's Mask. I have beaten all of them up to there. Since I have a GC now I might get a copy of wind waker, but I'm not sure.

I'd say my favorite in the series would have to be a toss up between "A link to the past" and "Adventure of Link".


Also, if the PS1 doesn't count as "retro" would the N64 also not be considered as such? (I have to agree if that's the case, actually).

I'd say the SNES/genesis era probably defines the current line for "retro" games.

As far as FF games, I've never really been fond of them, but I have to say that Chrono trigger is one of the greatest SNES games. I've heard people say it's the "best game ever"- I don't go THAT far.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 24, 2009, 03:23:24 PM
how about you guys just go play castlevania? That's a really old game if you're going back to it's beginnings but castlevania's got some nice music.  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on May 24, 2009, 05:50:56 PM
Also, if the PS1 doesn't count as "retro" would the N64 also not be considered as such? (I have to agree if that's the case, actually).

Actually, I was going to include it then got lazy, but yeah, N64 is a bit young to be retro.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 24, 2009, 05:53:51 PM
Actually, I was going to include it then got lazy, but yeah, N64 is a bit young to be retro.

first, let's ask Nintendo why the wii has the retro games channel lol  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on May 24, 2009, 05:56:25 PM
The old ET game?
No but I forgot to add Zelda...

The alien game was about you can basically shooting at anything that moves...
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 25, 2009, 07:44:31 AM
My favorite 'retro' game, and really my favorite ever game, would have to be Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III in the US). In fact, most of Square Soft's games for SNES were really good. Some other retro games I like... hmm... Super Mario World and the old NES Metal Gear games and Bionic Commando.

I wouldn't consider anything on CD to be really 'retro', unless maybe it was on that horrible SegaCD thing they came out with. Anything Playstation, Saturn, Dreamcast, XBox, etc. is way too young to be anywhere near being called 'retro'.

They had Metal Gear for NES?  :o
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 25, 2009, 10:37:10 AM
yep. Kind of a weird game.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 25, 2009, 10:40:04 AM
Ugh....8-bit games...make a mockery of MG  :D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 25, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
megaman's 1 through 6 are on the NES as well as many other great games.

Ahh, I remember- Bombman,gutsman,cutman,elecman,iceman. commited to memory that order is.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 25, 2009, 10:46:15 AM
Apparently they renamed the Japanese version of it in several ways due to copyright infringement:

EG: Aquaman from the Japanese version was renamed to Waterman(Aquaman from DC comics)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 25, 2009, 10:50:43 AM
you mean, the japanese version used different names. It's aquaman here.

he's such a pushover. Actually, all of them are on megaman 2. I just beat megaman and do the rest in pretty much any order- just making sure I have flash before I fight quickman and I usually beat heatman before I fight woodman.

megaman 3, is a bit more annoying. I used to start with snakeman, but I now start with magnet man. He's far easier.

MM4 has a well-defined cycle. I start with toad man because he's so easy. let's see here, then it's bright man, then... well,  I forget the others. ot surprising- 46 robot masters can be tricky to keep sorted.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 25, 2009, 10:52:22 AM
Some of them kinda make you think that the creators were starting to run out of ideas.  ;)

Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 25, 2009, 10:56:57 AM
the ones that do are definitely in MM6,7, and 8.

I mean- yamato man? tomahawk man?

and yet no giant eyeball man. his weakness would be the attack from squirty grapefruit man.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 25, 2009, 10:59:33 AM
Puddingman  :D

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2042/2429357958_64c14a270d.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 25, 2009, 11:00:21 AM
he must be weak against dietary supplement man.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 25, 2009, 11:01:51 AM
And get nagged by PO'd-Wife-That-Gets-on-your-nerves-Person  :D

I'm sorry  :D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on May 25, 2009, 01:57:54 PM
Don't forget Loser man!
His weakness would be Almost-non-loser Man, who's weakness is to Almost-Winner Man, and they all lose to WINNER MAN!
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 25, 2009, 02:16:17 PM
Don't forget Loser man!
His weakness would be Almost-non-loser Man, who's weakness is to Almost-Winner Man, and they all lose to WINNER MAN!

and helpmeh, are you the winner man?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 25, 2009, 02:18:40 PM
Helpmeh, that was terrible.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 25, 2009, 04:17:00 PM
Helpmeh, that was terrible.

no wonder he's Helpmeh, he does really need serious help here!!!  :)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on May 25, 2009, 08:39:42 PM
Apparently they renamed the Japanese version of it in several ways due to copyright infringement:

EG: Aquaman from the Japanese version was renamed to Waterman(Aquaman from DC comics)


Actually, Mega Man isn't even Mega Man in Japan. His original name, and the name he's known by in Asia, is Rock Man. His Japanese creator chose this name because of his personal love of rock music (so I've read). Rock Man's sister robot is named 'Roll' (making Rock & Roll). She made an appearance at the end of the first Rock (Mega) Man game, but her name isn't mentioned until Mega Man 3.

Rainbow Man was a name they had considered, since he changes colors when he changes weapons.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/xel123/rockman_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 26, 2009, 09:46:03 AM
That is true, in the comic series(Japanese version and a special chapter in one of the English volumes) you actually are told from the creator that some of the characters have a musically derived name, eg:

Rockman & Roll (Rock and Roll)
Blues(Protoman in the Japanese version, Blues)
Gospel(The Grave Virus from the comic, Gospel Music)

And also Bass(or Forte from the original Japanese, Bass I guess means the Bass & Treble of music)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on May 26, 2009, 10:17:30 AM
Puddingman  :D

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2042/2429357958_64c14a270d.jpg?v=0)

Are you sure that's pudding he's covered in?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 26, 2009, 11:47:33 AM
That is true, in the comic series(Japanese version and a special chapter in one of the English volumes) you actually are told from the creator that some of the characters have a musically derived name, eg:

Rockman & Roll (Rock and Roll)
Blues(Protoman in the Japanese version, Blues)
Gospel(The Grave Virus from the comic, Gospel Music)

And also Bass(or Forte from the original Japanese, Bass I guess means the Bass & Treble of music)

Bass's robot dog is named Treble.

I can't remember Rush's Japanese name but I guarantee it's  Musically derived as well.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 26, 2009, 12:46:21 PM
Are you sure that's pudding he's covered in?  ;D ;D ;D

just plain chocolate rain LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 26, 2009, 02:41:49 PM
Are you sure that's pudding he's covered in?  ;D ;D ;D

You can never know from Google Image Searches  ;)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on May 26, 2009, 08:44:24 PM
I can't remember Rush's Japanese name but I guarantee it's  Musically derived as well.

My guess would be from the band, Rush. Given the creator's love for rock music and Rush's huge popularity in Japan, it wouldn't surprise me.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 27, 2009, 07:51:49 AM
and helpmeh, are you the winner man?

He Cinnamon from the AppleJacks commercials  :D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 27, 2009, 12:14:27 PM
He Cinnamon from the AppleJacks commercials  :D

nah, he's the frosted flakes tiger ... after all he's GRRRRREEEEEEEEEAAAAATTTTTTTT LOL  :D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on May 27, 2009, 03:53:56 PM
He Cinnamon from the AppleJacks commercials  :D
Wait...Where have I heard that before...ohh now I remember...it was CandleJack...oh cra-
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 28, 2009, 01:14:45 PM
Wait...Where have I heard that before...ohh now I remember...it was CandleJack...oh cra-

jack be nimble, jack be quick, jack jumped over the candlestick ... mmmm applejacks.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: nalee on May 29, 2009, 02:37:57 PM
Dreamcast is awesome ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on May 29, 2009, 07:32:48 PM
jack be nimble, jack be quick, jack flash jumped over the candlestick

cause fire is the devils only friend.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on May 29, 2009, 09:57:48 PM
cause fire is the devils only friend.

or did I just see $$ in my eyes cuz of the green eyed conscience devil>
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on May 31, 2009, 04:17:53 PM
Back on topic:  (|
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Post by: 2x3i5x on May 31, 2009, 10:53:10 PM
Back on topic:  (|

oh the retro banana man .... how sweet.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 01, 2009, 07:54:23 AM
Anyone still love the Gameboy Series?  8)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: nalee on June 01, 2009, 11:55:48 AM
I still play my old game boy from time to time, that is when I can trick my son into letting me play for a while  :).
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 01, 2009, 12:04:56 PM
I still play my old game boy from time to time, that is when I can trick my son into letting me play for a while  :).

gameboy, the olden days.  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 02, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
I have a Christmas Limited Edition Gameboy Advance.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 03, 2009, 07:03:32 PM
Lucky  ;)

I used to own a Gameboy Pocket(B&W) that I lost  :P
Then had a Gameboy Color that shorted out due to some off-brand gameboy light  >:(

Now I have a GBA(Silver  8)) and my brother has his DS Lite(To bad Nintendo dropped the GBA slot from the DSI, but I guess thats how companies are, they don't think about the people who like nostaglic stuff)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on June 03, 2009, 10:14:37 PM
I have an old original Game Boy (the old fat, white one). Still works. Two vertical lines on the left of the screen occasionally go out for a few minutes, but other than that, it still works fine. Oh, and sometimes the cartridge has to be reinserted a few times before it works. Think the contacts are a bit worn out.

Think my favorite game on there would have to be Final Fantasy Legend.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 06:00:21 AM
Lucky  ;)

I used to own a Gameboy Pocket(B&W) that I lost  :P
Then had a Gameboy Color that shorted out due to some off-brand gameboy light  >:(

Now I have a GBA(Silver  8)) and my brother has his DS Lite(To bad Nintendo dropped the GBA slot from the DSI, but I guess thats how companies are, they don't think about the people who like nostaglic stuff)

Not only do I have a Christmas Limited Edition GameBoy Advance, I also have a Christmas Limited Edition Original DS.

The DS feels much better than a DSLite. And the DS's GBA slot is deep enough that the GBA game fits...and neither DS or DSLite can handle GameBoy Colour games...
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 08:47:06 AM
Oh yeah, well, I have a first edition SNES!

Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 05, 2009, 06:20:52 PM
Same here!  8)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 06:23:20 PM
By first edition, I mean, literally, first edition of the first model.

See even the first model design had two editions. after the first year, they made them with cheap plastic that yellows in time. Mine has not yellowed at all, so it must be an early manufactured version.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 06:23:37 PM
Oh yeah, well, I have a first edition SNES!


NES. With Mario/Duckhunt&Zapper, P.O.W., Legend of Zelda and some Alien game...
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 06:24:49 PM
you know what my favourite NES game would have to be, Zelda 2. everybody hated that game for some reason. I liked it.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 05, 2009, 06:27:11 PM
Oh so you actually had the first editon of that model. I just have the first model(Don't know the edition, gotta check the serial #)

But heck, DK Country and Super Mario World.

Zelda games for SNES were ok, its just that they could of gotten a bit better graphics.
Or did the Zelda games come out before the Super FX chip was developed for Doom and Star Fox?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 06:33:13 PM
It's kind of funny how the games have changed. Look at a NES game cartridge, then look at a PS3 disk... :)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 06:42:54 PM
TLoZ:LTTP came out in '92. (it was the only zelda game for SNES that I'm aware of)

the SFX chip was around 95/96.

Even so it would have been a waste of time to make a zelda game using the SFX chip. it actually kind of sucked in Doom and Starfox. Only great use found was with the SFX2 chip in Yoshi's Island. Instead of trying to make some goofy 3-d game they actually decided to improve upon their current sidescrolling tech. foregrounds, backgrounds, all scrolling and animated.

Anyway for an update after my recent set of acquisitions via ebay my (better) SNES games consist of:

Super Mario World
Yoshi's Island
Chrono Trigger
Donkey Kong country
Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Killer Instinct
F-Zero
Super Mario Kart

and probably some I missed. but it's growing.

As for gamecube right now I have smash brother's melee. But I'm taking up your advice macDad with Starfox adventures next time ;)


It's kind of funny how the games have changed. Look at a NES game cartridge, then look at a PS3 disk... :)

and then look at the gameplay and realize that in many respects we've regressed, in a lot of games. The same GOD *censored* STORY told OVER AND OVER by these bloody resident evil games and first person shooters get's old very quickly. Not that nintendo themselves didn't take to long to get that message either. I mean, SMB1, SMB2J, SMB3, SMW, mario 64... jesus, how many games did they make where the end result was saving the bloody princess. It's simply an overused cliche. I suppose it works, but I mean, realistically, bowser would give the heck up and do something more productive, or mario would simply say "screw it, I'm going back to bed".
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 05, 2009, 06:47:41 PM
TLoZ:LTTP came out in '92. (it was the only zelda game for SNES that I'm aware of)

the SFX chip was around 95/96.

Even so it would have been a waste of time to make a zelda game using the SFX chip. it actually kind of sucked in Doom and Starfox. Only great use found was with the SFX2 chip in Yoshi's Island. Instead of trying to make some goofy 3-d game they actually decided to improve upon their current sidescrolling tech. foregrounds, backgrounds, all scrolling and animated.

Anyway for an update after my recent set of acquisitions via ebay my (better) SNES games consist of:

Super Mario World
Yoshi's Island
Chrono Trigger
Donkey Kong country
Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Killer Instinct
F-Zero
Super Mario Kart

and probably some I missed. but it's growing.

As for gamecube right now I have smash brother's melee. But I'm taking up your advice macDad with Starfox adventures next time ;)


and then look at the gameplay and realize that in many respects we've regressed, in a lot of games. The same GOD *censored* STORY told OVER AND OVER by these bloody resident evil games and first person shooters get's old very quickly. Not that nintendo themselves didn't take to long to get that message either. I mean, SMB1, SMB2J, SMB3, SMW, mario 64... jesus, how many games did they make where the end result was saving the bloody princess. It's simply an overused cliche. I suppose it works, but I mean, realistically, bowser would give the heck up and do something more productive, or mario would simply say "screw it, I'm going back to bed".

BC,

In my opinion SF Adventures is waste of money(all you do is punch dinos  :P) all the other SF games are great.

And thats what I kinda thought about the SFX. N64 and GC are still the best consoles for Zelda(Most notably Twilight Princess  8))
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 06:50:19 PM
It's simply an overused cliche. I suppose it works, but I mean, realistically, bowser would give the heck up and do something more productive, or mario would simply say "screw it, I'm going back to bed".
Well the main reason why they stuck with it was because people have always, and will always like Mario. (not 100%, but that's the reason).
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 06:54:55 PM
 I thought, you recommended it?

oh wait, my bad, you said, SF assault.... I guess I'll get that instead then.


SSBM is a great game. took me almost a week to get all the characters/stages. Just gotta finish all-star mode now with all the characters...


Well the main reason why they stuck with it was because people have always, and will always like Mario. (not 100%, but that's the reason).

that's true. come to think of it, I didn't really give a *censored* about the story. In fact. having a story that isn't so engaging can be a relief sometimes, doesn't make you think too much.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 06:57:00 PM
I thought, you recommended it?

oh wait, my bad, you said, SF assault.... I guess I'll get that instead then.


SSBM is a great game. took me almost a week to get all the characters/stages. Just gotta finish all-star mode now with all the characters...


that's true. come to think of it, I didn't really give a *censored* about the story. In fact. having a story that isn't so engaging can be a relief sometimes, doesn't make you think too much.
It's for everyone to play, even the locally-developed children.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 05, 2009, 06:58:05 PM
No badgering intended.

I made the bad mistake of accediently deleting all my unlock chars in SSBM  :P
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 06:59:56 PM
how do you "accidentally" do that?

I used to do that with my n64 SSB every once in a while. 3 single player games later and a break the targets stage later and I have them all back again.  :)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 05, 2009, 07:01:32 PM
Went into settings and switched the language to Japanese  :P

and stumbled my way like a drunkard into the data part in settings.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 07:05:01 PM
Went into settings and switched the language to Japanese  :P

and stumbled my way like a drunkard into the data part in settings.

LOL


talk about "woops!"

oh and I didn't see it as badgering. It's a good thing you mentioned it, actually, otherwise I would have gotten adventures.

So, my next ebay spree will probably land me Wind Waker,Assault, metroid prime, and.. I think theres a mario kart on GC too, but I forget it's name. whatever it was I'm getting it too :)

although I don't think I'd call the GC an "old" game console. IMO even n64 is pushing the definition of "old" !
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 07:12:23 PM
I think your all talking crazy.  ;D  Whatever happened to loving the ZX Spectrum (beginning of computer game programming) the Commodore plus 4 and 64, the Amiga 500 (+), 600, 1200. And all hale to the Atari!
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 07:14:12 PM
the first game console, was the magnavox oddysey.
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Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 07:14:49 PM
LOL


talk about "woops!"

oh and I didn't see it as badgering. It's a good thing you mentioned it, actually, otherwise I would have gotten adventures.

So, my next ebay spree will probably land me Wind Waker,Assault, metroid prime, and.. I think theres a mario kart on GC too, but I forget it's name. whatever it was I'm getting it too :)

although I don't think I'd call the GC an "old" game console. IMO even n64 is pushing the definition of "old" !

Mario Kart DoubleDash is on GameCube...

I was once at a sleepover (quite a few years ago) and stayed up until 6 (or later, 6:00 AM was when I checked the clock before falling asleep) in the morning playing SSB Training Mode then fell asleep playing...


And you spelled Hail wrong...
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 07:28:48 PM
the first game console, was the magnavox oddysey.

That may be BC, I'm a poet and did not no it... Sorry. But the ZX was the beginning of games programming where you, me, her and him could design and write our own games and people did. It was the birth of consumer gaming and started here in jolly old England! Even the web was created by an English man at CERN, where would we be to today without the plucky Brits. Lol
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 08:19:13 PM
Ahh pong...the good ol' days...too bad I wasn't even born when pong came out!
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 08:22:37 PM
erm- the first affordable programmable computer was the SINCLAIR ZX80. It was designed a brit though.

And it took the efforts of far more then a single person, or even the people in a single country, to make the web what it is today. Although I must note that Al Gore was not one of them.  ;D
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Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 08:34:49 PM
erm- the first affordable programmable computer was the SINCLAIR ZX80. It was designed a brit though.

And it took the efforts of far more then a single person, or even the people in a single country, to make the web what it is today. Although I must note that Al Gore was not one of them.  ;D
This might interest you greatly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hIQjrMHTv4
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 08:36:53 PM
I'm sorry BC but the internet was created by one man (English) at (CERN) to establish a way of multiple computers to talk to each other in a network. Hence the internet was born only because CERN gave it up because it was very primitive and unneccesary to there needs today.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 08:40:35 PM
I'm sorry BC but the internet was created by one man (English) at (CERN) to establish a way of multiple computers to talk to each other in a network. Hence the internet was born only because CERN gave it up because it was very primitive and unneccesary to there needs today.
I suggest you watch this video.
This might interest you greatly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hIQjrMHTv4
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 08:42:39 PM
I'm sorry BC but the internet was created by one man (English) at (CERN) to establish a way of multiple computers to talk to each other in a network. Hence the internet was born only because CERN gave it up because it was very primitive and unneccesary to there needs today.


networks existed long before the internet. did he create IP and TCP/IP? doubtful. both of those are core parts of what the internet consists of.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 08:49:40 PM
Instead of listening to that Tat look at this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cern
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 08:53:08 PM
No matter how many different way's Americans want to think they did they did NOT! The world wide web was created in Europe by an English man not some random story Americans made up.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 08:53:51 PM
No matter how many different way's Americans want to think they did they did NOT! The world wide web was created in Europe by an English man not some random story Americans made up.
If you would actually watch the video, it was created in combonation with all the pre-internets.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 08:57:17 PM
I watched the video thank you. But the Internet originated at CERN. No if's but's or may be's.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 08:58:23 PM
and the earth is flat too, regardless of evidence to the contrary.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 09:02:05 PM
Guys...this is just becoming a major rant thread over who invented what...I suggest that the topic be split from where the ranting begins, and placed in off topic.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 05, 2009, 09:02:40 PM
heh, yeah. How did we get talking about the internet anyway?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 09:04:31 PM
That may be BC, I'm a poet and did not no it... Sorry. But the ZX was the beginning of games programming where you, me, her and him could design and write our own games and people did. It was the birth of consumer gaming and started here in jolly old England! Even the web was created by an English man at CERN, where would we be to today without the plucky Brits. Lol
That's how...
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 09:07:12 PM
Oh yeah blame it all on me  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Helpmeh on June 05, 2009, 09:12:19 PM
Oh yeah blame it all on me  ;D
Well you were the one who first posted of it.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 05, 2009, 09:19:22 PM
We will all go to sleep tonight in the soft comfort that they know the truth!
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 06, 2009, 07:19:02 AM
I'm sorry BC but the internet was created by one man (English) at (CERN) to establish a way of multiple computers to talk to each other in a network. Hence the internet was born only because CERN gave it up because it was very primitive and unneccesary to there needs today.

Mulreay, He created HTTP, for transfer of files over the World Wide Web(The Internet is a platform for the WWW)

ARPANET is the actual original internet even though its not running anymore.

The Protocals including the current(TCP/IP Protocal) were developed by ARPANET, NPL, and a few other networks.

The WWW uses these core protocals and of course HTTP for transfer and transmit/recieve of info(This is what then created HTML, the main transfer language of the WWW)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 08, 2009, 03:56:24 PM
I stand corrected.  I think. Can we drop the internet discussion now. Anyway Atari's were great yeah  ;D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 13, 2009, 11:45:57 AM
Never played one, but they did look quite fun.

But can't believed I did this but I'm glad that GBAs have Flash memory instead, had to replace the RAM battery on my bro's Pokemon Crystal Version(the battery was getting low and corrupting the memory)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: DaveLembke on June 15, 2009, 10:56:33 AM
I collect old consoles and pocket games( more like tabletop games ). I like to find the older 70s  to mid 1980s  systems, games, and accessories at yard sales to avoid the prices of say EBAY. The days of finding them in a yard sale are RARE these days.

My personal favorites are the VFD display Coleco Mini Arcades, which are worth good $$$ if good operating condition and battery panel is still there, and you dont open it to find 25 year old batteries in it that have exploded long ago eating the contacts.

Last one I picked up Donkey Kong I paid $5 for at yard sale 3 years ago and when opening battery panel there was VERY OLD "Toys R US" Brand Batteries in it that had Jeffrey the giraff on them and they didnt leak. I was amazed that such cheap batteries lasted 25 years without leaking.

Console Systems:

- Atari 2600, and 7800 ( never bothered with getting the 5200 because it was a failure ) and have about 300 games
- Intellevision ( 2 games Frogger & Pacman)
- Colecovision ( 4 games )
- Sega Master System ( 5 games )
- Sega Genesis ( 30 games )
- NES ( 50 games )
- SNES ( 20 games )

Handheld/Table Tops:

- Original Gameboy ( 2 games - Mario & Tetris )
- Coleco VFD Mini arcade tabletops { Pacman, Donkey kong, Ms Pac Man, Galaxian }
and runs on C batteries.
- Generic VFD 2-player arcade tabletops { Pac-Man 2, Galaxian 2 } runs on C batteries.
- Generic LED w/overlay arcade handheld { Space invaders } runs on 6 AA batteries 3 on each side.
- Home RUN 2 person tabletop with red LEDs that pattern in and out as ball ( 1980 ) runs on a 9V and like 4 or 6 AA batteries.
- Football LED with magnified bubble lenses that ran on 9V where you move your - 'dash' around other dashes to run across the field with football to score and intercept the other player.
- 1984/1985 LCD Pocket games {Donkey Kong, Mario Bros} with button cell batteries licensed through Nintendo.
- Radio Shack LCD Pocket Arcades ( late 80's early 90s ) Tandy etc Poker, Blackjack, Slots, Mars Invasion, Space Invaders generic might be called Alien Attack.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 15, 2009, 11:27:42 AM
Going Retro?  ;)  8)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 15, 2009, 12:46:17 PM
yo ho for retro!!!  8) 8)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 15, 2009, 02:52:44 PM
HA HA! Dave Lembke, I have more SNES games then you...

but that's pretty much it.

an eBay prices aren't terrible- I got a unopened SNES F-Zero for less then 10 dollars. Shrink-wrapped and everything.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 15, 2009, 07:57:00 PM
Yea know, I'm now starting to think that I should get Final Fantasy(everyone has been saying how great it is as an RPG game...)

perhaps the SNES version?
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Post by: quaxo on June 15, 2009, 08:03:34 PM
Yea know, I'm now starting to think that I should get Final Fantasy(everyone has been saying how great it is as an RPG game...)

perhaps the SNES version?

Final Fantasy II wasn't bad, worth a play through if you've never played it before. Final Fantasy III (VI Japan) is definitely worth getting though. One of the best Final Fantasy games in my opinion.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 15, 2009, 08:19:51 PM
I have to second both of those games, I've never got very far in any of them but they are good games.

I'd buy them, but Final Fantasy games are high-demand.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 16, 2009, 04:30:46 AM
Here's one for you. On the NES there was a game where you could play 1-2 player. You played two soldiers (platform) who ran along left to right shooting 'badies' as you went along. You could get a rocket launcher at one point as well. I remember one of the bosses was a huge missile that you had to destroy. Anyone remember the name of it? It's been bugging me all day. Use to love 'Blades of Steel' and 'sensible soccer' as well same system.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 16, 2009, 05:06:25 AM
could be Contra.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 16, 2009, 05:14:12 AM
No never had that. It will come to me eventually.
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Post by: BC_Programmer on June 16, 2009, 05:18:41 AM
darn it.

Now I wanna know what it is. Code-Name viper?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 16, 2009, 05:30:46 AM
Sorry BC never had that one either. It was two 'Marine' style guys running along and I remember that there were red girders that you could run along on an upper level. They were two guy's dressed in grey I think?? I think the huge rocket... yes it was the final level boss. You had to destroy the rocket. My brother and I played it to death. It was about 20 years ago though. I need to remember if I want to sleep tonight.  ???
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 16, 2009, 05:50:53 AM
Check these out for retro gaming. Genius.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um-GMygsRg4

Unfortunately my game was not on there Grrr
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 16, 2009, 07:32:22 AM
tell you what
I'll explore my NES Romset...

I'll be back with some names... hopefully one of  them rings a bell.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 16, 2009, 07:47:33 AM
Also, has anyone played Fire Emblem, I've heard that it's pretty darn good?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 16, 2009, 07:59:41 AM
since it's in japan only, not me.

Anyway sorry mulreay kind of got stuck playing megaman 2.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 16, 2009, 08:07:57 AM
Hopefully BC I fear for my sanity  :P
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: DaveLembke on June 16, 2009, 10:09:41 AM
"Russian Attack" Maybe for that 2 player NES game with the nukes that he was asking about a few posts back.

There was also Operation Wolf, but it sounds more like "Russian Attack"

Contra was like Russian Attack too...but Contra 1,2 and 3 were very odd bosses that puked magots etc, and that heart at the end you had to destroy and what about 30 lives UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A START ... wow its been almost 15 years since I fired up Contra and that 30 lives cheat is still in my head...lol

I used to play those games so much I would go to sleep and still be playing them in my sleep. "Probably the reason why many NES games had the Seizure Warnings"
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Post by: quaxo on June 16, 2009, 10:22:28 AM
Contra was like Russian Attack too...but Contra 1,2 and 3 were very odd bosses that puked magots etc, and that heart at the end you had to destroy and what about 30 lives UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT B A START ... wow its been almost 15 years since I fired up Contra and that 30 lives cheat is still in my head...lol

I like what happened when you entered that code at the ESPN website. Too bad they've already fixed it... it was a little prank by one of their web designers. Think he has since been fired. The code was entered with the arrow keys, a & b, and enter (as start).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/xel123/espn_unicorns_01.jpg)
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Post by: DaveLembke on June 16, 2009, 10:26:48 AM
lol....nice 8)
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 16, 2009, 11:34:57 AM
"Russian Attack" Maybe for that 2 player NES game with the nukes that he was asking about a few posts back.

Thank you ... I... thank you Russian attack. Oh my lord he know's the name!

I'm gonna sleep for the next few hours now just so the lord knows I care.. a....little.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: DaveLembke on June 16, 2009, 12:20:52 PM
lol...Your Welcome...I might have to fire up my NES tonight now that its on my mind.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: Mulreay on June 16, 2009, 01:41:57 PM
Your a star DaveLembke thanks for that. Did you check out the funny youtube link? Classic



Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 16, 2009, 04:34:09 PM
You guys remember the old pokemon games?

Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal  8)

My brother is still after Suicune in Crystal
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 16, 2009, 10:17:01 PM
yeah pokemon, I hear gold and silver will be remade into heart gold and soul silver for nintendo ds and that will be good for the GBA slot-less DSI owners I guess.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 16, 2009, 10:25:12 PM
You guys remember the old pokemon games?

Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal  8)

My brother is still after Suicune in Crystal

heh
Got all three of them in Gold/Silver.

Also discovered an interesting flaw that I took advantage of- I can rename the SAV file from the Silver version to the gold version and vice versa, and load up Gold with my Silver save file or the other way around- I can swap back and forth, and catch more pokemon.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 16, 2009, 10:37:01 PM
BC programmer, that's the emulator edition of the pokemon games when you said SAV? Just wondering ....
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 16, 2009, 10:56:08 PM
emulator edition...

never heard of an "emulator edition" of the game, but I AM running them in an emulator...
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 17, 2009, 10:50:56 AM
The only old one of them I have is Gold, and can you get Suicune, Entei and Raikou in Gold?

And really BC, an Emulator  :D  :P?
Tsk, Tsk...
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 17, 2009, 11:07:41 AM
I think you should be able to get Suicune, Entei and Raikou in one game, unless I am mistaken?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 17, 2009, 11:08:11 AM
you can get them in one game...

and what's wrong it a emulator?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 17, 2009, 11:18:36 AM
Nothing, its just questionable where you got the ROMs  :D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 17, 2009, 11:29:20 AM
how is it questionable...
I'm running a pirate version of windows in this PC, and my laptop.... Visual Studio 98, 2005, 2008, office 2003... etc etc...

whats a few ROMs?  :P

I do own a legal version of XP, but I gave up and used my pirate copy.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 17, 2009, 11:33:35 AM
The only questionable thing would be .... do you have the legal purchased copy of the software. Else nobody would know or care, nor do anybody need to know unless it's apparent.

But why be a win XP pirate when you already have a legal version of XP?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 17, 2009, 11:41:40 AM
can't be bothered to phone for activation. Not sure why it wouldn't activate.

Besides, as far as WGA is concerned, I'm legit. That's good enough for me!
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 17, 2009, 05:01:59 PM
how is it questionable...
I'm running a pirate version of windows in this PC, and my laptop.... Visual Studio 98, 2005, 2008, office 2003... etc etc...

whats a few ROMs?  :P

I do own a legal version of XP, but I gave up and used my pirate copy.

Just messing with yea, we've all probably downloaded something illegal atleast once
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 17, 2009, 06:15:21 PM
heehee  :)

Music being most common, if you've just downloaded off somebody's link on his website.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: quaxo on June 17, 2009, 09:40:36 PM
Just messing with yea, we've all probably downloaded something illegal atleast once

*GASP* What?! NO!




 ^-^
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 17, 2009, 10:07:38 PM
It was an accident.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: 2x3i5x on June 17, 2009, 11:25:58 PM
and who can blame you for being an accident or doing accidentally doing something like that?
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 18, 2009, 07:06:03 AM
*GASP* What?! NO!




 ^-^

It's the truth, you can not hide it  :D!

And you also have a twin sister!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: BC_Programmer on June 18, 2009, 09:00:48 AM
 Iwas a pirate once. but I never was fond of beards. Also stale biscuits and whiskey got old real fast. Not to mention that bloody captains shoulder was covered in bird crap because of that damned parrot. I remember this one time, we hijacked a barge carrying  25 tons of Skippy peanut butter. ahh, the good old days.
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: macdad- on June 18, 2009, 10:56:29 AM
Hopefully you disposed of those pirate clothes(I must imagine they stink up your quarters from the Parrot crap)  :D
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: haiku on March 17, 2014, 08:34:54 AM

As far as FF games, I've never really been fond of them, but I have to say that Chrono trigger is one of the greatest SNES games. I've heard people say it's the "best game ever"- I don't go THAT far.

i have heard that also quite many times, but i think i agree. It is really great game indeed. Love the plot, music and characters. Retro is IN!
Title: Re: Old game consoles?
Post by: camerongray on March 17, 2014, 11:37:23 AM
i have heard that also quite many times, but i think i agree. It is really great game indeed. Love the plot, music and characters. Retro is IN!

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