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This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games. Retro gaming means consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games on platforms launched in 1999 and earlier. PC games are considered retro if the most current OS that the game supports at the time of the game's release dates from 1999 or earlier. Platforms released after 1999 (Xbox, PS2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance) are not allowed.

Only one "eceleb" thread is allowed on the board at a time. This does not apply to professionally made gaming entertainment.

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PS1/N64/Saturn Sports

Could somebody please suggest me some sports games that are actually worth playing these days for the PS1, Sega Saturn, and/or N64? Especially those from EA.

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best retro game

Have you played the best game of the nineties?

Heroes 3 Might and Magic is an enchanting atmosphere of the Middle Ages and magic!

In 2024, the largest update in the history of the project was released.

The new city - the long-awaited Factory, adds a cyberpunk element to the retro game, a campaign dedicated to it, a huge amount of graphics, audio and video, new game mechanics, countless edits, major and minor innovations.

I want to share with you the result of long and difficult work! https://www.twitch.tv/cybermasterd1g

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New /v/ imageboard

Come join us over https://redchannit.org/ to discuss about all things vidya

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This website is a piece of dog shit.

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Gee Mister, don't buy a MiSTer!

This is why I emulate retro games on a PC. Save your money and don't buy a MiSTer, Mister!

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I've committed blasphemy somehow I'm sure.

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What are fullchan's favourite shmups?

What are the mechanics that make you shit blood?

Are you a scrub that's never 1cc'd a single fucking thing?

I've been playing Psikyo's catalogue relentlessly lately. Not much progress with anything but Sengoku Aces, but tonnes of fun has been had.
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After 25 years, I find out about this.

Donkey Kong Country thread

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Mischief Makers' 21st anniversary

Marina Liteyears turned 21 yesterday! To celebrate, let's have a Mischief Makers thread.

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This thread is for discussing all things MAME and arcade allowed under the board rules. Also so I can share the romset I've been working on.

This is not intended to be a complete romset of every game dumped, but every game that actually works under MAME. Minus all the barcade, pinball, slot machine, pachinko, mahjong, porn, and other assorted crap titles most people would never touch. This also excludes arcadized console games(Nintendo VS system, etc), Tiger electronic handhelds and Game&Watch titles. This is a completely merged MAME romset, so all the clones(regional variants and revisions) and BIOS files are contained within the same .zip file as the parent game. If you wish to play a different region or variant of the game, just rename the zip to the version you want. The end result of this is a very clean rom list. No BIOS files littering the folder, and you don't have 18 variants of the same game to scroll through. You can also be certain that the game is playable, and is actually a videogame and not something else.

Keep in mind many games expect you to have a joystick, trackball, wheel, or other specific controls. A large number of racing games act funny if you don't have the hardware it's expecting. A decent amount of sports games react the same way. It's possible to map a lot of that to a controller with analog sticks, but not all games will control 100% properly unless you have the right sort of controller for them. Best of luck to keyboard users.

I'm trying to update the set every 10 mame revisions or so, but I'll update if something major pops up, like a major new game or emulation improvements. When an update comes out, I'll put up an update pack to update all needed roms to the latest standard. All you need to do is drag and drop or copy+paste the roms and overwrite the old ones. Then I'll take down the old fullset and upload the new fullset. I'm going to try to keep from too many update packs before updating the fullset, but shit happens.

As of 5/3/2019, the current fullset is 0.205, and the current update packs are 0.205 to 0.206 and 0.206 to 0.209.

Download links for the full 0.205 set here:


0.205 to 0.206 update pack and new game here:


0.206 to 0.209 update pack and new game here:


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Did you know?

Sega System is the true name of the Master System, which is just a meme name for a light phaser bundle.

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Name of this game?

I have no idea what the name of this game is, and I've been looking all over for it. Does anyone know what it is? I wanna say it's an SNES game, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Alright faggots, we're having a motherfucking Castlevania thread. Post your favorite vanias and talk about them. For me it's between 1 and 4. 1 was super tight, the difficulty was just right and it didn't overstay its welcome. Super 4 had that sweet directional whip, more control, great soundtrack and one of the best final bosses in the series.

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Megaman/Rockman thread

Let's have a thread to one of the most emblematic retro franchises.

Post your favorites.

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>decide to check 4chan's /vr/ after months since I last did

>it's literally one of the worst boards on all of 4chan

It's incredible how a simple rule change ruined a smaller, inoffensive board like /vr/ was. All of its problems were magnified by the rule change and it has become /b/-tier.

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There's already a DOS thread, let's have one on PC gaming in the Win95/98 era.
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Have you heard if it ?


Buuuuuut its fucking expensive

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I would like to have a thread where we could post all kind of documentaries, newsreel stories, footage of early video game tournaments, video game "cameos" in 80's or 90's movies, early video trade shows or promotional VHS tapes. In summary, anything that would instill nostalgia to those who lived those days and also attest that video games were starting to become serious business.

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Merry Christmas fellow manchildren

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PCem thread

PCem is a wonderful emulator, and I find that the experience overall is very enjoyable. The only downside, is that it requires a lot of CPU horsepower to emulate the faster Pentium CPUs. I'm in the process of testing out a bunch of old games that refuse to run on anything other than Win9X.


Does anybody else here use this emulator?

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Happy North American birthday to Ocarina of Time, the undisputed greatest entry in the Legend of Zelda series!

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Game Music Collections

do you guys have any good collections of game music? if so, i'd love to download yours as i just lost a 1tb hard disk that had some good chiptunes and other game music.

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Fuck 4chan, taking refuge here. Anyone else coming along?

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This thread is for the civil discussion of CRT displays (TVs and monitors) as used for retro video games and systems allowed by the board rules in the current sticky. Subtopics *directly* related to this main topic are welcome.
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Which Immortal Wario deserves the title as best Land game of all time?

I'm gonna have to pick 3. Plenty of replay value, also dat Wario Golf.

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LOAD "*",8,1

C64 thread. Zoomers need to apply.

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The Gigantic Kunio-kun/River City Writeup

Because someone on the River City Girls /v/ thread asked me to. Note that this doesn't cover anything past what the rules allow (like River City: Rival Showdown or the upcoming River City Girls). This isn't exactly a crosspost either, since there's a lotta info here not on the original write-up.

>What is Kunio-kun?

A classic but also still on-going series of video games usually about a hot-blooded high school kid known as Kunio beating up a city of thugs single-handedly in a day with his bare fists or a trash can. Its first game, Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun, is said to be the very first beat-em-up after Kung-Fu, and is what later inspired the Double Dragon series.

Occasionally, however, he's the sports leader for everything under the sun, and fully endorses beating the shit out of the enemy team as a valid strategy. So his series is mainly a mix of beat-em-ups, and sports games where you beat them up. There's also a puzzle game and a platform fighter that came out way before Smash Bros. existed. Most people know his games but never really made the connection, since any games that went to the west were all under different names: Renegade, Super Dodge Ball, River City Ransom, Nintendo World Cup, and Crash 'N The Boys: Street Challenge, If you've played any of these games, you've played a Kunio-kun game. If you've played Double Dragon II: The Revenge on Game Boy, you've also played a Kunio-kun game.

This huge list of games will be separated into 3 parts: The beat-em-ups, the sports, and the miscellany. Because of this it might not be in perfect chronological order.

<The Beat-Em-Ups

>Renegade (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun) (NES, Arcade)

The very game that Double Dragon would later be based off of, and is pretty much considered the very first beat-em-up right after Kung-fu. As such it's very primitive, even more so on NES. In the arcade version you just beat goons but in the NES version there's also a bike scene and overall more "modes" than the arcade, and could be considered overall harder. Play if you want to get your history on, but note, it's very primitive and rough around the edges

>River City Ransom (Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari) (NES, X68000, PC Engine)

An "open-world" beat-em-up where you fight down thugs, go to shops, eat the food (and drinks, and plates), then go back to beating thugs. Find the bosses, beat them, then get to River City High/Reiho High and beat the shit out of everything so you can save Riki/Ryan's girl. I've only played the NES version, so I'm not sure how the others play, but they have pretty jammin' tunes.

>Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Bangai Rantō Hen (Game Boy)

A traditional beat-em-up that's okay. This was released in the west as Double Dragon II: The Revenge. If you can somehow get your hands on it, good for you.

>Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō! (Famicom, Game Boy)

River City Ransom but improved overall, this game even has a map function of sorts and is set in samurai times. You even get an AI partner who's actually pretty decent.

>Shodai Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (Super Famicom)

What many fans call River City Ransom 2. Beat up literally anyone in your path, even the civilian women, to level up, because everyone wants to fight you. One huge minus is the fact that there are kinda random encounters that are always inescapable.

>Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka (Super Famicom)

Traditional beat-em-up where Kunio and Riki get framed for a murder and have to escape jail to clear their name. Features two insanely cute delinquent chicks. Instead of extra lives, you have a party system with four characters that play somewhat differently.

>River City Ransom EX (Gameboy Advance)

Honestly if you don't have anyone to play the original RCR with, this is a great alternative. It's RCR but with more moves, more customization, a new engine, and the ability to either make your own squad or fly solo/with Riki depending on how you handle fights. I've been trying to hunt down special versions that were released in Japan only alongside the Wiiware Dodgeball game but no luck. Those feature insanely hard secret boss fights, and the Jewtube embed is related.

Apparently there are different versions noted with different "stars" somewhere, but that's just rumors as far as I know


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Rewriting Fallout’s timeline to actually make sense

As a kid, I used to love the Fallout universe and lore, but I could never reconcile the fact that the world was frozen in time culturally for a good 120 years. I always thought just prolonging World War II and then having the nuclear apocalypse take place in the late 50’s or early 60’s would produce more or less the same result in terms of advanced nuclear fission based technologies and badass power armors, and make a hell of a lot more sense. Imagine if total warfare never truly ended until the nuclear apocalypse, for example, and essentially WW2 was the Great War that’s oft spoken of by the characters. You wouldn’t even have to change a lot of the dates, since it’s perfectly logical for the vaults to open up 200 to 300 years later anyway still. I prefer a tweaked timeline like this so much that I often play with this head canon in my head. Has anyone else ever put any thought into this, or shares my quibbles with the timeline?

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Garage: Bad Dream Adventure Artbook Scans

I'm looking for the scans of the Artbook that came with thr "Private Edition" version of Garage: Bad Dream Adventure,can someone that has them upload them o megadotco and post it in this thread?

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don't understand how someone can be a retro gamer and be born after 1995. People born in 1996 like to claim they "grew up with" the N64 but they didn't, their first console was probably as PS2.

I'm 26 years old. So I was a teenager not too long ago, but honestly, my generation seemed A LOT more interested in actually play just good games instead of you Gen Z kids born after 1995 who only want to play the "cool" games like COD, Madden, FIFA, LOL, DOTA 2, and GTA 5. Hilarious how the teenagers playing these games are all hipster idiots who need to constantly rub in the fact that they're liberals.

It's weird, but if you look at those "Teens React" videos (particularly the Smash Bros. one), you'll see that the 1996 and up generation just doesn't know anything about classic 90s video games, anime, music, movies, or TV shows.

Heck, they don't even know early 2000s classics. Why is that? Shouldn't a 19-year-old remember shit from 2000-2005?

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I'm trying to come up with a comprehensive list of good 8-bit arcade games. I wanted to put Gradius and R-type thinking they were 8-bit, but no. Not all of these games are good. Just ones that I thought were good as a kid. Please add to this.

IREM Moon Patrol

IREM Kid Niki : Radical Ninja

IREM Kung-Fu Master

IREM Vigilante

SNK Ikari Warriors

SNK Guerrilla War

Atari Breakout

Atari Pong

Atari Asteroids

Atari Centipede

Atari Missile Command

Atari Tempest

Capcom 1942

Capcom 1943

Capcom Black Tiger

Capcom Commando

Capcom Trojan

Capcom Ghosts'N Goblins

Data East Burger Time

KONAMI Frogger



KONAMI Yie Ar Kung Fu

KONAMI Green Beret / Rush'n Attack


Midway Wizard Of Wor

Midway Defender

Midway Joust

Midway Tron

Midway Ms. Pac-Man

Midway Rampage

Namco Pacman

Namco Dig-Dug

Namco Galaxian

Namco Galaga

Namco Pole Position

Namco Mappy

Namco Rolling Thunder

Namco Dragon Spirit

Namco Splatterhouse

Sega Zaxxon

Sega Choplifter

TAITO Space Invaders

TAITO Jungle Hunt / King

TAITO Arkanoid

TAITO Bubble Bobble

TAITO Tiger Heli

Nintendo Donkey Kong

Nintendo Donkey Kong Jr.

Nintendo Punch-Out!!

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3x3 Your childhood libraries

Step 1: Go to collage https://www.befunky.com/create/collage/

upload boxart of your top 9 from your systems.

Step 2: post here.

Step 3: be praised for your epic taste or lambasted as a normie.

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The End Of All

This entire board… should just be replaced with this… this one… single image. It's the only thing that should be here. Nothing will ever be greater, video games should have just quit after this game, there was no need to try and go further. It is peak perfection.

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History of PC Gaming

I've seen this chart posted a few times but it only extends back to 1988. There's also a brief history of PC gaming chart which only goes back to 1990. Why is this? I'm not someone who's very knowledgeable when it comes to older PC games but I've been growing more curious. Is there any way we can compile a new chart to include notable PC games which released prior to 1988? And how far back should we go? I'm not sure if it's really worth going through the 1970s but there were a good chunk of significant PC games in the early to mid 1980s that should be worth sticking on a PC gaming chart. Akalabeth, Zork, the first Ultima, Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0, Elite, Trinity, Starflight etc.

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Home computer general thread

So /vr/.. home computer general thread. I don't own many HCs but I do have two MSX computers. One's a Sanyo MPC-2, the other's a Sanyo Wavy70 FD. I reside in Arabia and the MSX was really popular here back in the day. I'm a bit of a youngin, so I decided to ask my parents if they owned them as kids. My mom replied affirmatively.

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Origins and Genre Definers chart

I want to have a chart that covers the origin points for everything vidya related, as well games that defined a genre, such as SFII.

The reason I'm posting this as a work in progress is because I don't have the ability to do all the research myself in any reasonable amount of time.

Allow me to start, and please any and all corrections and criticism is very much requested.

>First game

Space Wars

>First fighting game

Heavyweight boxing (1970s)

>First stealth game

0077 (??)

>First use of isometric


>Revolutionized fighting genre to what it is today


>First FPS

Maze Hunter (??)

>First Roguelike


>First turn based RPG


>First dungeon crawl TB-RPG


>First game with a story


>First game with a cut scene


>First of every genre

This is a base necessity for this chart

>First [insert graphical improvements ie vector graphics, first color game, first game with actual video/photo(s), etc]

This is also a base necessity

>First x-bit games

First 8bit, 16, etc, this applies to both sound and video

>First game with samples


>First Japanese game


>First rotary joystick game

Even things such as this should be included.

Please, if you can think of any other categories to cover, or games to include for whatever reason, list them. I know this list is incomplete, I'm simply trying to illustrate the idea and scope of this chart.

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ROM Dump News site

I'm currently setting up a news site dedicated to reporting on and documenting new ROM dump releases. I'm having a hard time thinking of a name for it though.

What do you guys think it should be called?

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Which do you prefer - original Star Fox, or Star Fox 64?
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What game did you play as a kid that you couldn't find until years of searching?

Shadowrun scared me as a kid and I only remembered the cover. Took me 20 years but I finally found it

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Freddy: The Fantastic Frog's Frogging Out

Has anyone here ever heard of a game called "Freddy: The Fantastic Frog's Frogging Out"? It was developed by a (presumably) German company named The Merging Minds for the Amiga.

There is very little information online about this game and its developers. From what I could gather, Freddy's gameplay is somewhat similar to Frogger, if the German magazine where I found out about it is anything to go by. As for the company itself, they worked with several publishers and are known to have developed three games. Those being the aforememtioned Freddy: The Fantastic Frog's Frogging Out for the Amiga (currently undumped as far as I know), Solius The Sorcerer for the Amiga (dumped for years), and Dan Burry: Jump & Run for MS-DOS (dumped recently). It's possible that they developed more games, but I could not find much more info beyond what I already wrote.

Does anyone here have any more information on this game or the company that developed it?

Here's the magazine in case anyone wants it: https://archive.org/details/Aktueller_Software_Markt_-_Ausgabe_1991.11/page/n158

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Definitive console games

Ever wonder what the best version of a game is, or if the version you are playing is worthwhile compared to other ports? Wonder no more! Starting with 3rd gen consoles, I'm making definitive lists of every official US release for the console, with notation on if that version is the best or if a better version exists elsewhere. I'm sticking to English releases, and versions that can be played in English either officially or through a translation patch. If a superior Japanese only release exists, I note it as such. I typically favor arcade releases, but in some cases the home port is superior.

NES ROM pack:




NES ROM chart in PDF format:(version 1.3)


SMS ROM pack v1.1:




SMS ROM chart in PDF format:(version 1.3)


7800 ROM pack:


7800 PAL ROM:(yes, singular)


7800 ROM chart in PDF format(version 1.1):


The ROM pack only contains the games that are either exclusive to the console, or have their best version on that console. This doesn't mean every game in the pack is actually worth playing, only that it's the best version of that particular game to exist. If you disagree with a recommendation, please let me know in this thread and supply some proof that the version you are arguing for is superior to the one on the list. I'm not a platform warrior, I'm just a gamer, I have no preference, I just want to clean my ROM lists of all the bloat and piss-poor ports.

5/21/19: As I work on 4th gen, some slight changes can be expected for 3rd gen lists. So far I've had to update charts for NES and SMS, and the rom pack for SMS.

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Megaten series

What is the best place to start the mega ten series?

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Your annual play throughs

I have a list of games that I make sure to do a play through every year. Some I can beat in a few hours, some takes me a few weeks. But, I always try to make a point to play them once a year.

1. Final Fantasy 1
2. Dragon Warrior 1
3. The Legend of Zelda
4. Metroid
5. Kid Icarus

ITT: The games you play annually.

inb4 nintendofag
inb4 it's dragon quest!
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Blood will live… AGAIN

Are you ready, /vr/?

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COMBAT ARER 98 aka daisenryaku 1

I'm looking for this game "COMBAT ARER 98" from 1985.

It's first daisenryaku game.



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Your first video game

Just like your first time getting laid, you always remember your first one.

Choplifter on the Atari 2600 was that for me. My neighbor had it hooked up in their basement and I played every time I was over.

ITT: Games that broke your cherry
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G&S space world demos

Hey, wondered what you guys thought of these?

also follow up question, i need good linux GBC emulator suggestions, i've downloaded a few, but none have worked really

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So, I can read Japanese, which probably increases the amount of games I can play by quite a bit . Do you know of any great Japanese retro games that never got an English translation?

I'm mostly looking for NES, GameBoy and Genesis games, and I'm not much into JRPGs.

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>Remember old PC game from your childhood
>Don't wanna spend money for a physical copy
>Can't find a working download for it anywhere

What's her name, /vr/?
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Elder Scrolls

No Arena/Daggerfall/Morrowind thread?

Shit taste confirmed.

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Mother/Earthbound thread

Because the other one 404'd, and I don't wanna deal with /ss/ of Kumatora on /v/.

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Fist of the North Star PS1

Has anyone played this game? Its really good. I completed the game recently and it was thoroughly fun until the next to last mission. Completing that one with no deaths was a little annoying.

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Weird bug in Pocket Bomberman

Hey /vr/, maybe you can help me out with a really weird issue.

I love Pocket Bomberman. It's probably within my top 50 games ever, but here's the problem - the game locks up, constantly. I've tried different emulators, both versions of the game (it was released on both GB and GBC), and even different hardware setups, but about 95% of the time I start a new game it freezes less than 5 minutes in. Why is this? It can't have been a bug in the original version of the game, can it?

I've downloaded different versions the ROM from numerous websites over the years, but I've never found one that didn't have this issue. I can't believe it's just faulty programming in the original game. Has it just been poorly dumped? Has a curse been placed on me for a life of excess and greed? Please, someone, give me closure.

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Retropie bartop arcade

Making a retropie bartop arcade. Can run anything PS1 and older.

What would you put on it?

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Doom Never Changes

I am available for Doom mod work. I have made several unreleased mods, with several more in the works. I am willing to collaborate or assist in numerous ways.

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I need some help guys.

I just recently bought an NES and it has been a pain in the ass. The CIC chip had to be disabled and the adapter needed to be replaced. But now i'm having problems as to having to hold down a game as hard as i can and getting it just right. Help?

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The Simpsons

Which Simpsons game was the best one? Space Mutants was okay. Not all that great. Retro Simpsons thread. Go.

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I'm looking for more non-zelda top down adventure games, already tried out Golden Axe Warrior, Willow, Crystalis, Crusader of Centy and Star Tropics.
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Why do so many people say that this game is unbearable because of the random battles? Have they never played any other RPG from that era?

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Swash buckling adventures

Whatever happened to the adventure genre? These days it's nothing but goddamn dialog wheels and cinematics. No longer are you just a dude with a sword saving the world from some asshole where the only helpful people tell you where to find the next magical trinket to advance.

The PS1 was full of these, the PS2 had quite a few but it fell out of fashion. I would say Dork souls is the modern version of them but it's distinctly different in how closed and linear everything is. There's no exploration of an area to see where you can get, it dropped all the 3D platformer elements entirely.

What's your favourite retro swash buckling game?

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Build Engine Games

Out of the three (Four if you count Redneck Asspage.) games made with the Build Engine, which do you think is the best? I'm counting them off by Protagonists, Fun and Advancements.

I personally think Blood is the best because *OW THE EDGE* and also because I like Double Barrel Shotguns.

damn that artwork is good

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Classic PC maing. Good shit.
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Gamecenter CX Thread

Hook me up with arino reaction pics anons.

Also GCCX thread.

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Dreamcast Thread: When 1/2Chan gives you lemons, go to fullchan

So, our threads kept getting deleted over there, at first because of magnet links being posed in the threads, but now I really don't know what the fuck for, so I'm personally moving my shit over here.

Release google spreadsheet link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14fCQ3NXIlW1ZC_gjIejpQVPG34fLWmSoXYgSTyxdRWM/edit

That spreadsheet has most, if not all, of the releases from various high-quality DC release groups around.

So… yeah. What are your favorite games for this thing?

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NES games

I'm buying myself a NES for Xmas this year after losing mine years and years ago.

What are some of your favorite lesser known games that aren't going to cost an arm and a leg?

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Judeo Christian Themes

What are some vr games that have religious themes. Extra points for ultimate sacrilege!!!

Anything is fine though. Xenogears is a good example. No matter how minute, I'm interested in games that have judeo Christian themes.

Other religious beliefs are good too. The more pronounced the better.





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So, I'm trying to build a decent collection of Saturn games and it has come to my attention that both PAL and NTSC Japanese games the other region doesn't have.

From what I've researched the US has:

Iron Storm
Magic Knight Rayearth
Albert Odyssey

Europe has:
Deep Fear
Keio 2 Flying Squadron
Dragoball Z The Legend
King of Fighters 94

Any other games I should know? I'd rather collect games in a language I understand instead of importing straight from Japan. Speaking of which, are Astal, Magic Knight and Albert Odyssey good?
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Original Hardware vs Emulation

What is the true to play ancient vidya? While I've always preferred to play games on the original hardware, I only emulate if the game is expensive or rare, like Paper Mario 2 or Earthbound.

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Know any shitty games with great/catchy soundtracks? Pic related
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Anyone up for a video pinball thread? Recommendations, high scores, webms welcome.

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DMG problem

I'm currently going through this same issue, please tell me there is a fix for this?

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Good RPGs

I'm looking for some great RPGs with stat minmaxing elements. I played this zoids game a long time ago and it was fucking great. Cool story, pokemon-like party collecting, customize your zoids with weapons and shit. Any great games out there?

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save data finds

Browsing the catalog I spotted this thread >>3973 and decided to bring it back.

I wonder if game informer (and some other youtubers) browses /vr/ for ideas... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoAFmgzYW18LGdIk140tdq285hByYLygz

Besides memory cards, let's also talk about what we've found in cartridge save data. A few years back I picked up The Bard's Tale for NES, the characters in the save data had names like Spears, Aguilera, etc. Hey kids, let's go explore Skara Brae with the Mickey Mouse Club!

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Where do you download ROMs now?

It seems some of the top google results and old places I used to go are shut down. What are some solid repositories for old ROMs? Looking for some NES and SNES in particular.
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Has anyone else played this game?

Is it the best Adventure game ever made? It is.

I challenge /vr/ to made another adventure game that is better then Dust.

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Best Scary Console Game

Hello Everyone, October is upon us and as we get older it gets more difficult to get into the Halloween spirit. So I thought it might help my girlfriend and I if we play a scaaaary retro game for the next month.

Which scary console game (from say 2005 back) should we play? Which will you be playing? Which do you think is best? Is there anything great I should play but am missing? My collection includes…

Call of Cthulhu (XBOX)

Castlevania 1-3 (NES)

Castlevania Bloodlines (GEN)

Castlevania SotN (PSX)

Clock Tower (SNES)

Doom 64 (N64)

Doom 3 (Xbox)

Eternal Darkness (GCN)

Fear Effect 1-2 (PSX)

Killer7 (GCN)

LoK: Blood Omen (PSX)

LoK: Soul Reaver (DC)

LoZ: Marjora's Mask (N64)

Night Trap (SCD/32X)

Monster Party (NES)


RE2 (N64)

RE: Code Veronica (DC)


Silent Hill (PSX)

Silent Hill 2 (PS2)

Splatterhouse (TG-16)

Super Ghouls and Ghosts (SNES)

This is a list of games that can be played with a friend so doesn't include PC games like Darkseed, portable games like Dementium or games for 7th gen onward like Alien: Isolation as this is /vr

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which should I play at first?

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I got a Sega Genesis from my dead uncle, what games are a must get on the system?

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I am so glad GoG brought this back, I lost my discs forever ago and even when I had them I could never get the game working right anymore. Now I can have fun customizing armies of mechs for battle again.

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This is still the best soccer game

and proof that you only need one button.

Firing up this game just reminded me how complexity and realism sucks the fun out of vidyas.

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Why are most retro forums cancer?

Really, why are they.

also Finds threads, Found in box Grape fantastic N64 in my closet, minor damage to the box. Has shitty goldeneye.

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Jazz Jackrabbit<3

How many of you remember this :D!


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What is the name of this game?

Reverse image search don't least to anything

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How into ROM hacking?

I want to make a ROM hack of a Gen II or III Pokémon game, new region, some new Pokémon and all that.

Does anyone here have any experience and can tell me some good ways how to get into it?

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Pokemon R/B/Y and All Things Gen 1

Yo, let's get this slow-ass board back into gear with a Pokemon thread.

And by that I mean let's talk Gen 1. The first, and invariably one that kickstarted something big.

Gen 2 is welcome as well in case 151 just isn't enough for ya.
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Games /vr/ tricked you into playing

Very over hyped. The rpg aspects are underwhelming, as are the shooting aspects. Together they blend to create the ultimate mediocrity.

Listening to a million audiotapes and hacking crap gets old very quickly. It was probably good at release time but today, it doesn't hold up at all.

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Snatcher or Policenauts

Which one is better and why? Also which version of each game is the best one.

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Mistakes that you regret

>growing up
>huge NESfag
>loved beat'um ups
>get Mighty Final Fight
>fast forward a few years
>need cash to buy games for Genesis
>trade in MFF
>get 1 dollar
>think I did okay on trade
>fast forward to today
>watching The Game Chasers
>find out MFF is a rare
>eBay averages $150USD

MRW I realise that I traded in a very rare game for 1 dollar and now I have to resort to playing it on emulators because of my stupidity.

ITT: Huge mistakes that if you could travel back in time, you would slap yourself for doing something to stupid.
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Console modding general

I got a Sega Mega Drive model 2 awhile ago and installed a 50/60hz mod. I have a weird problem though, when I boot it in 60hz with a composite video cable, it flashes the sega logo then it goes black. Any ideas how i can fix this?

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Is there any way in knowing the life expectancy of our games? Could cartridges die out in our lifetime like discs likely will?

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Ever OD on nostalgia? Sometimes when I've got the CRT and an old console fired up I find myself sinking into a depression. Old video games are a relic of a better time in history - a time before society collapsed. 10-20 years ago I didn't have to worry about constantly overwhelming propaganda in every single aspect of my life. I could simply enjoy a quality video game. Everything about them just breathes life, the colors were brighter, more vivid - stories were fun and exciting, they could be deep and something you could really get into. The soundtracks were classic and will be remembered for decades to come.

Old video games remind me of a time before everything went to shit and we were on the literal brink of hell.

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Hi! I lurk and got curious… What are the best ps1 games that are also on Sega Saturn? Also, what are the worst? I imagine listing the preferred versions would take a while but I recently found out a game I played was superior on the competing console. I most likely will play the other version now but I realize there was a time different console versions REALLY mattered.

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I know of only a handful of well written "old" rpgs, Torment, IWDs, BG, Fallouts, but they're the best things I ever experienced. Watching the game industry turn away from in-depth dialogues broke my heart.

I want to make games like these myself one day so I can bring this feeling back to the younger generations.

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I'm running an IBM Aptiva 2163-540.

What games should I get on it?

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So what's the perfect retro game for Halloween /vr/?
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Don Doko Don 2

Have you faggots played Don Doko Don 2? This game is simply amazing, especially for a Famicom title. This is a platformer by Taito on the vein of say the Monster Land series but more straight-forward and platform oriented.

It's the sequel to the original Don Doko Don, which was a forgettable Bubble Bobble/Snow Bros clone which makes this sequel even more impressive. Being a late FC release (it came out in 1992 when the SNES and Genesis were dominating the market) it pushes the hardware to its limits (kinda, maybe not) and it shows.

This game enjoys of

>Beautiful and highly detailed backgrounds that never repeat too much

>Animated yet charming cutscenes that tell a simple story to go along with the game

>Nice, cartoony spritework, for example the hat of your character jumps along in your head as you walk

>Optional minigames to win bonuses

>The stages are anything but boring, certain parts of them like the bridges will start to fall apart if you stay for to long on them

>Your regular weapon, the hammer serves to smash enemies so you can then pick them up to throw around

>Power-ups and collectables

>Music is good enough, never irritating but not very memorable most of the times

So yeah, even if you don't understand japanese it still is a highly enjoyable game so go and play it.

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Obscure games

Talk about obscure vidya you've played.

Pic related. Disaster's a neat game where you have to escape a collapsing city and avoid all the natural disasters trying to kill you.

The game doesn't have combat, instead you have to avoid debris and occasionally brace the ground in order to not take damage from tremors, manage how much water you have, and make not to fall and die.

It also had multiple endings, however these just boil down to "which girl did you follow and did you abandon them given the choice?". While not a exceptional game in the slightest, I still enjoyed this game.

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What is the best vidya soundtrack and why is it embed related?

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Hard (but fun) platform games

This is Amstrad CPC port of Addams Family. I can only compare it to the Amiga version that I briefly played before (which of course has nicer graphics and so on), and it seems like almost two entirely different games. In this version you often have to do some pretty fancy platforming, like for example jumping off a platform onto a ghost that's flying in the middle of the screen above some spikes, to reach a platorm on the other side. Or avoid an enemy (by jumping) on platform at top of screen, while waiting for a small moving platform below to be going in the right direction, so you can jump onto it through a small opening. But if you take it the wrong direction, you get zapped on some spikes on edge of the screen (and needless to say, there are also spikes on the bottom of screen too).

Well I've only seen a small bit of this game so far, and it often seems overwhelmingly unfair at first, but looks to be well-designed, because there's always a solution, although you may have to think about it for a bit. You can pause the game, and get 9 lives, plus 4 continues, so at least there's lots of chances for trial and error, and creative thinking. But it does require a lot of coordination too, and being able to track more than one object at once.

There's other ports too, like NES, but I haven't tried those. This one runs fine in the MESS emulator:

sdlmess cpc6128 -flop1 addamfam.dsk

When it's booted, you can type CAT at the prompt to see disk listing. Or just type RUN"ADDAMS to load the game (terminating quote can be omitted). Then you have to press spacebar at the title screen to load the game, I think, but there's a delay while it's loading from virtual floppy (too bad MESS doesn't show the disk activity light, or I missed that in configuration).

I found the game here:


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Short Retro Games

What are your favourite retro games that are not longer than 15 hours.

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Which /vr/ bootleg games are actually worth playing? Pic somewhat related.

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Best (Cheap) SNES or NES Games

I need help to choose a retro snes or nes game to play. Something with a rich story as well as long play-ability. Extra points for multiplayer. Something that isn't super rare (under 15$) and it can be for any retro system.
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What spooky retro games will you be playing next month, /vr/?

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Hidden Gems

Fairly unknown gems that are damn fun. Stuff like Trip World, Vigilante 8, Atari Video Cube, The Firemen, etc.

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Essential PS1 games

Hey guys, i was recently cleaning my closet and found my old ps1 along with a bunch of pirated cds circa 1999-2000, the memory card didn't work for shit and some cds were all fucked up but i managed to find some that were working, now im sitting here with 4 games and a working ps1 with a modchip.

What are some essential ps1 games to have? I have a lots of 700mb disks i can burn.

Also, the only working games i have are tony hawk 1 & 2, rayman 2 and worms armageddon, out of like, 40 something games.

I know tomb raider, spyro, crash, FFVII, medievil, megaman legends and the tronn bone game are musts, but, what else?

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Romhacks, Mods, and Homebrew for retro consoles

What good mods are there for older games? I know about a bunch of those Super Mario 64 ones, Sonic 3 Complete, that weird Yoshi in Sonic 2 one, Pokemon Red++, Sonic 3 Complete, Sonic 3D Director's Cut, and the Zelda and Metroid ones (especially Rogue Dawn). I imagine there are a shit-load I've never heard of.

The image here is also a 7zip archive, and is full of a pile of romhacks I have on hand.

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Best place to start for these retro titles

Interested in playing through one of each franchise.. only one. Which would you recommend of each for someone that maybe wants to only play one of the mentioned vr titles below but not every release. Mainly due to gameplay but story continuity can be a factor too.





This list was going to be shorter but it wouldn't have been fair not to include the blue bomber. I'm debating but I've beaten one of those before. Plus, I can't help but prefer the megaman-zero games… ty

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Games made before 2001 that deserve a fan translation into English

Pics related and also Akira for the Nintendo Famicom, Assault suits Leynos 2, both Super Robot wars games for the Sega Saturn, and the Eroge game who's name when translated into English means "Classmates" for the Super Famicom and PC engine. What are your wants?

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/vr/ help me find the name of this game.

I was a little kid and I saw this game going and going in demo mode in a shop. It was for Amiga I think, at the time I had a commodore so I didn't bought the game but I could stare long time at that demo playing.

So the game was a sort of Rastan clone, and no, was not Rastan because he had a sky with several level of parallax scrolling (that Rastan does not have).

The main character was a sort of barbarian fighting with a club, but he could upgrade it with some potions and other stuff found in chests.

He could for example shoot fireball from the club.

Just to remove the obvious, it was not black tiger and it was not Rastan.

I vaguely remember 2 scenes being played in the demo. One in a montain area with a red sunset sky and another one in a forest with giant trees.

Any help appreciated, is several years the memory of this game haunts me.

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/ag/ Atari General

Discussion about Atari, games on the Atari, and Atari emulators

ATARI 2600 RECOMMENDED EMULATOR: https://stella-emu.github.io/





Use MAME for the 7800 and Lynx

Atari Mania: http://www.atarimania.com/

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want to contribute to the board a little bit, i'm interested.

What about a recent purchases/currently playing thread?
Pic related, i managed to snag this for relatively cheap, i've been looking for a decent copy for a while now and i'm really happy to own one finally.

It's mamono hunter youko, mega drive. It's from a 6 ep anime, and i recommend both. They're pretty good.
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How's about a Quake I thread? What went wrong? What went right? I just started playing it and I'm really enjoying it.

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Why is this so underrated, yet so good?

And why doesn't Square return to the charming fantasy setting instead of giving us pseudo-realistic settings with a boy-band enoutrage??

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MAMEHub Thread

Have you tried netplaying random arcade games through mamehub before, /vr/? If not, you should give it a try.


Make sure to port forward 6805-6806 and have java jre installed if you want to use the lobby.

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Rom Hacks

Has anyone here worked on a Rom Hack for a retro vidya before?

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Super Mario Bros. 3 is better than Super Mario World.
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Wario Land

Can we have a thread dedicated to this string of underrated platformers? 2 and 4 especially.

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Sega vs Nintendo
Give your reasons /vr/
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N64 thread. There were lots of great games for it.


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Why was this game such a fucking disappointment /vr/?

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Golden Land

Hey /vr/.

I'm searching for the game Golden Land – an isometric russian RPG from 2003 similar to the original fallouts.

I played it years back (it was translated to my language) and had a great time. Now, I'd like to introduce some of my English friends to it, but not only can't I find any place to pirate or buy it, I can't even find out whether it was translated to english or not (supposedly, it wasn't as far as in 2010, yet some sites list it as having an english translation).

Would any of you happen to know where to get that game?

Also, general Golden Land thread.

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Last big ass OST Collection died, and I've started another from the remnants.

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server request

sorry about this. is there someone that knows a site that lists the active servers for retro titles? I had it saved but I lost it and, I am unable to remember the name. so sorry but thanks. MERRY XMAS!

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Shadow of the Beast 2

This game is COMPLETELY unknown and obscure to American Gen Z kids born in 1995-1999 like you. The casual generation, YOLO generation. When you saw the trailer for the PS4 reboot, I'm sure you were scratching your heads.

Ask an American 16 year old if he/she's used played this game and they'll say "wat dat." Ask them what their favorite old-school games are and they'll say "Sonic Heroes, Bully, Simpsons hit n Run, God of War, Gears of War, modern warfare 2, Kingdom Hearts, Battle for Bikini Bottom, Crash Twinsanity, lego star wars, sonic adventure 2, Halo. those were da bess, swag yolo. 👌👏👌👏👌👏"

You selfie-taking pieces of shit still claim to be a "le 90s kid" despite not remembering the 90s, not knowing what Pete and Pete is, not knowing what Clarissa Explains It All is, never touching an SNES, and growing up with shittastic shows that were the antithesis of the 90s like spongebob, Code lyoko, camp lazlo, squirrel boy, gym Partner, Kids next Door, Jimmy Neutron, iCarly, Drake & Josh, Naked Brothers band, avatar, and that fucking Ned show.
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VR villian speeches

This one's was good. Does anyone know of any others with good villain speeches at the end? retro obviously.

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Chrontendo Episode 52

Chrontendo Episode 52

The long delayed Episode 52, covering….more December 1989! The big game this episode is Capcom's proto 'survival horror' game Sweet Home. We take a look at the Sweet Home movie, as well.

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What is /vr/'s opinion on Darkstalkers?

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What are the best games by console and genre according to v/vr?

Serious question. Has v or vr ever made a list?

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Ahoy just made a documentary on Polybius. Thoughts?

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Apogee games

Which is the best Apogee game?

Personally, I would pick anything in the CK series.

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Clone console when?

When is there gonna be a Nintendo 64 clone console that's like the Retron?

It should be simple seeing how there are N64s the size of cartridge.

Also the Nintendo 64was released in 1996, so why was the patent made in the 2000s?

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Roll Caskett appreciation thread

Post all pics of Roll you have.

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Some months ago, I bought a second-hand GameBoy (DMG). I tested it in the pawn shop, and it worked.

I never used it again until today. I put some fresh batteries and I turned it on. The led turns on, but in the screen nothing happens. I tried with a cartridge and without it.

What happens? What can I do?

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me and my friend both have piece of shit laptops what are some games we could coop together for PC? I was thinking age of empires and quake 2, but is there anything more obscure out there that I should really check out?

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DOOM THREAD - 4chan sister thread [boards.4chan.org/vr/thread/1948119]
(other retro FPS also welcome, chances are we played 'em too)


The OFFICIAL Doom Wiki, actively maintained and supported by the Doom community. Want to learn more about Doom? Check this site first!

FAQ/Pastebin, updated semi-frequently

IRC (Password is in the FAQ.)
Channel: #vr

##Our WADs can be found here!##



Vanilla/Boom: http://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/
ZDoom: http://forum.zdoom.org/viewforum.php?f=19
/idgames torrent (as of 11/25/2013; 12GB): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13513277/idgames.torrent
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Alright let's settle this once for all. What is the best Gameboy palette?

Down and Up + B will always be my favorites.

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What are your favourite vs. puzzle games, /vr/?

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Games You'd Like To Play Again But Fear Doing So Would Ruin the Memories

I suppose I could've made a shorter thread subject, but I didn't, because I'm evil.

Anyway, for me that game would be Big Red Racing. Such a fun wacky racing game. Me and a friend used to play the demo for hours just trying to make big jumps outside the track.

Actually I've spent more time playing the demo than the full game. Those were the days!

I'm afraid that if I were to ever try the game again, it wouldn't feel special and I'd just be like "That's all it was?" and all the good memories of it would be ruined.

Got any games like that, /vr/?

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>retro game repair thread?

let's start a thread about pre-2005 electronic repair. post your problem and how you fixed it.

ex: my NES won't play games, so i cleaned the pins and that shit fired right up!

stuff like that please.

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Jaseiken Necromancer

Jaseiken Necromancer: Nightmare Reborn trailer. Even with enhanced graphics and other additions for this DSiWare game.

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What's the deal with this game and why does it get so much hate?

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Spritesheets which struck you as cohesive and exceptionally pleasing to look at.

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Emu sites that got decimated or shut down

What the subject field says.

I'll name a couple: Coolrom.com and Vnes.com

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Silent Hill

Hello anons, it will be pretty scary to say that i worship Silent Hill series, just kidding.. Anyway i have a question about Silent Hill 3, if heather is meant to give birth to a god, why the hell the order is trying to kill her? I mean, she is important for them and even because of that they find her and those monsters are trying to kill her? what the fuck?

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What's the best Genesis emulator?

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Now that AliExpress doesn't seem to allow custom game cartridges anymore, where can I buy some custom Gameboy carts?

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Soul Blazer Timeline

hey /vr/, I need to know something. So the Soul Blazer series is loosely connected by the story and gameplay but over the multiple playthroughs I've done I haven't been able to determine the order of events and I want to do a chronological playthrough of the trilogy to finally get the full story in order.

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I am making a huge mistake

There's a local auction by me by a liquidation company because a business that rented out and owned a large amount of arcade machines. Most of the things listed in the auction are for arcade PCBs. I don't want to see these things end up in the dump because a lot of them are irreplaceable relics. A lot of local collectors are swooping in on it and bidding up all two working machines in the auction (gunbird, and a rolling thunder cocktail). Is it a bad idea to bid on about 100 bucks on arcade PCBs? Would I ever get any decent trades for them?

I'm also pretty hyped to get my hands on this control panel. It comes with two cores for the internals of the cabinet. I'm mostly excited about this one because whenever I got a chance to play it, it was always set to something like a dollar a play and ate through quarters like mad so I never got a chance to beat it.

I have a question for anyone who owns an arcade cabinet; is this a huge mistake and a future money hole?

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Show off your Renovation Products collection!

I've always thought Renovation Products was a very interesting obscure publisher that put out some unique and fun games. Their games are sadly starting to go up quite a bit in price on eBay, though. So, what do you own? Japanese releases of their games count, and I'll start it off.

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Multiplayer retro gaems

Pls recommend some multiplayer gayems to play via netplay or irl on retro consoles.

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sup /v/ /tg/ and /vr/? it's time to take a journey into 1st edition Forgotten Realms on your Personal Computer

So I'm going to be running through these ancient masterpieces of the late 80s/early 90s, but all the decisions will be made by the thread. First thing we are going to do is make characters.

Our party can have 6 characters. I will take 2 from each board.

Post a name, race, alignment and class. The best digits will decide what gets used.



can be Fighter, Thief, Ranger, Cleric, Mage, or Thief

can dual class later

unlimited level advancement


can be Fighter, Thief, Fighter/Thief

level cap Fighter 7 Thief unlimited


can be Fighter, Mage, Thief, Fighter/Mage, Fighter/Thief, Mage/Thief, Fighter/Mage/Thief

level cap Fighter 5 Mage 9 Thief unlimited


can be Fighter, Thief, Fighter/Thief

level cap Fighter 5 Thief unlimited


can be Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Mage, Thief, Cleric/Fighter, Cleric/Mage, Fighter/Mage, Fighter/Thief, Mage/Thief, Cleric/Fighter/Mage, Fighter/Mage/Thief

level cap Cleric 5 Fighter 6 Ranger 6 Mage 6 Theif unlimited


can be Fighter, Thief, Fighter/Thief

level cap Fighter 4 Thief unlimited

Paladins must be LG, Rangers *G, Thieves NG, *N, *E



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Im waiting for you niggaz

Download: https://www.chocolate-doom.org/

Server IP:


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Mystery Dungeon

I need some help lads. I've been trying my hand at text editing certain games for translation/curiosity. I decided to tackle this game first because I couldn't find anything about any undergoing effort to translate this. While making a table for this was simple enough, I simply cannot insert english character tileset into this as I can't even find the japanese characters in any tile viewer for the ROM.

I am only familiar with NES tile editing so I do not know of any compression this game might have. Could anyone more familiar with Gameboy rom hacking take a look at this game's tileset and tell me what the fuck is going on in there?

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ITT: Ultima series

The only one I played and beat from the Ultima series was Exodus Ultima, it had to be one of the most difficult RPG's which was released on the NES series. This series was to my knowledge the first generation of role playing games created by created by Richard Garriott, a.k.a. Lord British.


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Top down and isometric racing games

Help me out /vr/! After playing a shit ton of Micro Machines 2 I've been craving for more stuff in this style. I can't really think of any top down racers other than Skidmarks (picrel) and Ignition, but there's gotta be a few more knockouts. What should I check out?

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How many NES games out there have some of shield item that actually deflects attacks? Other than the zelda games and wonder boy in monster land I'm having trouble finding more like this.

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Goemon Thread

Let's discuss this fabulous series.

>favorite character

>most enjoyed installment, and why?

>will Konami let Good Feel work on a new game?

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/vr/ discord


Hey /vr/, we have a discord now, join us!

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Do you prefer to only play games on original hardware or do you like to collect games and then emulate them when possible so you don't risk damaging them? Personally I've been thinking about doing the latter since I modded my Wii.
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What does /vr/ think of Fromsoft's earlier games?

I've been enjoying Shadow Tower Abyss quite a bit.

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Where do you find Game Genie or Action Replay codes for old japanese games? I'm trying to find something for the SNES remake of the first 2 Megami Tenseis to make it less tedious, like an EXP multiplier or an infinite healing items cheat.

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Futuristic racing games


Going at mach 2 has never been this fun.

Post futuristic racing games that aren't just whipeout and f-zero

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So what's your favorite Williams Classic and why? For me, it's Joust. Everything from the movement, to the simple yet addicting joust melee has me playing for hours. The game would be better if that cockblocking pterodactyl didn't show up every 5 seconds though.

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How do we make a successful arcade in the modern age?


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Just finished Wasteland; it was pretty fuckin' good and now I want more. Is Fountain of Dreams worth the effort? Or should I just ignore it and move on to something else?

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Mouse input

Are there mouse recommendations for playing old vidya on PC and/or can gaming high sens mice impact negatively on input in said games or is it modern OSs screwing things up in that department?

Starting to consider picking up old mice since mouse is too fast even on lowest sens in most games in my library

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can't find duke nukem 3d anywhere

the fucking cunts at gearbox removed it from steam. the fuck? is it because they want people to buy that shitty dnf?

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What are your favorite Amiga games /vr/?
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So to play Wizardry 2 or 3 do I have to play Wizardry 1? Is there no other way?

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This is a website with a couple of emulated old VNs.

The Reason I like these is because dithering is my fetish,

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Advance Wars

I love these games, never understood why the hell the Wars series took all the way until the GBA to be released in the west. Who's your favorite CO? Mine is this nigga right here.

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Romhacks Okay?

Fucking awesome /vr/ is back!

Post ur go to Romhavls if you dig.

Also, Metroid Construction has a massive collection for Super Metroid fans. Cause Nintendo aint doing shit her.

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Forcing a PC-98 game to output YM2608 audio in NP21 fmgen

I'm trying to play YU-NO in NP21 fmgen and I'm noticing that no matter what sound settings I choose (and yes I am using the 86 card), the game outputs YM2203 audio for whatever reason.

I'm playing the CD-ROM version too so I know for a fact this shouldn't be happening.

Any help?

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Mother Thread

So I've been playing Mother 1 recently, up to the 5th melody, since the Mother series is hands down my favourite of all time, and I've gone through at least 4 playthroughs of Mother 3. Anyone else feel strongly about this series?

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Treasure Thread

Let's have a thread for one of the best developers of classic games.

Rumor: Treasure to quit games [http://archive.is/8ddvI]

Favorite/least favorite games by them, /vr/?

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"Help! I can't remember the title of this game!"

Can't remember that game you played 10 years ago for 15 minutes and want to revisit it? Ask here!

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>see an arcade machine in the distance in a tourist center on a road trip

>get closer

>it's a hunting game

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Favorite opening scene!

I just love great openings to a game, especially in pixel animation. What are your favorites?

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So I got bored and played through Astal again, man I forgot how much I loved this game. Anyone else think this was actually a pretty good game on the Saturn? Not the best by any stretch, but definitely one of its better games.
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Has any one ever tried to finish every game made the year they were born? I'm considering giving it a go at the moment.

I'm wondering if PC should be removed since it's going to be damn near impossible to emulate those.

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What kind of game genre do you wish got explored beyond one game or so? I really want to see more dinosaur horror games. Pic related had a great sequel but didn't really do horror as well as the first did.

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On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your pain?

I'm actually somewhat interested. Most of the people involved with the production have quite a pedigree. Yes I know it's probably going to do shit and I have plenty of my own doubts. My wishlist for this thing is that it's open so I can put my own emulators and such on it if I so desire (seems like it will), have at least some level of internet connectivity (mainly for software purposes- shitty android devs, for example, are more likely to flock to it if it's got some sort of Android compatibility or a way to download games off the web? I don't know man. Just having android-type games run easy on this thing would be gr8), run decently and be easy to record. Shit, the price is even acceptable.

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Need reviews of classic RPGs

So, I've been working on this CRPG Book Project since 2014.

It's a non-profit, free guide into RPG history, written by fans, modders and devs alike - including people like Scorpia and Chris Avellone.

Pic above is the review for Daggerfall, written by the developer of Age of Decadence. So far we've got 380 pages done, covering over 200 RPGs - you can download the latest release it here: https://crpgbook.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/crpg_book_preview_4a.pdf

But we still need reviews on a bunch of RPGs, like the Krynn trilogy, Ultima III, Hard Nova, Wizard's Crown, Might & Magic III, Heimdall, Unreal World, Black Crypt, StoneKeep, Nox, Siege of Avalon, etc…

Anyone here interested in helping out?

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What's retro and what is not here?

That's my question.

The 4chan /vr/ is a fantastic place, but the only thing I dislike is the eternal discussion of what's retro and what is not.

In my opinion, discontinued hardware is retro, that includes PS2, Gamecube, Dreamcast…

What is not retro? Current Generation and the inmediately preceding one, even if the hardware is discontinued. That's why Wii is still not retro.

What do you think?
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Impressive Box Art

Just whatever you think looked cool, either on straightforward artistic merits, or representing the game's content, or whatever. No accounting for taste.

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Sega Saturn Boot Cartridge

Holy shit, has anyone here seen this?!

20 years later someone finally broke the copy protection.


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Freakin' Funky Fuzzballs is a DOS action/puzzle game in which you search for keys to progress while evading a monster following you around. The soundtrack is pretty catchy for its time, too.

It's damn near impossible to find online though. Every copy seems to have the anti-piracy system bypassed, but not solved, so it's impossible to play more than 3 or 4 levels before it force-quits, so I went and found a physical copy and uploaded it. As far as I can tell, this version doesn't have any copy protection at all, but I haven't played all the way through to find out for sure.


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I found these in the street.The guy wanted $5 for each but I gave him $5 for both.

They work damn well except for the analog sticks. One has a stuck left analog and the other has a dead right analog and a random left analog.

So I need to replace at least three of them.

Is that even posible? Are the parte being sold anywhere?

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Post your arcade favorites and why

I don't see too many arcade posts, so I thought I'd start a thread honoring our favorite arcade games. What are some of your favorites and why?

Here are a few that I still play on MAME from time to time:

1. Crystal Castles - I was fascinated by games that looked 3d and I also enjoyed using trackballs. Marble Madness was another good one of this kind.

2. Gauntlet - Being able to play with three other people was novel at the time. I was so obsessed with this game that I got left behind during day camp at a pizza parlor and I had to call the head counselor to get me. The manager gave me free tokens while I waited so it was a win-win. The Elf and the Valkyrie were my favorites.

3. Street Fighter 2 - It wasn't easy to get in a game because it was so popular, but I played it anywhere I found it. Circus Circus in Vegas had the Turbo version that was my favorite. I played Blanka and Ken the most.

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - It was a really great 4-player beat-'em-up. Since I was a dumb kid I asked for the NES version thinking that it would be like the arcade, but I was sorely disappointed.

5. Ghosts n' Goblins - This was the first horror-themed game I ever played and it was hard as hell. I loved the NES version, too, though the sprites would flicker in certain areas.

6. Joust - This game seems ageless because it's just as fun now as it was when I first played it. The NES version was a pretty good port and I have a somewhat rare Atari Lynx cartridge of it too. It was my first experience with a physics-based game.

7. Space Invaders - This is the oldest game that I enjoy. I loved it so much that I created a paper collage in high school art class that recreated the game screen with color gradients.

8. Arkanoid - You could find a lot of cocktail cabinet versions of this game. It's my favorite Breakout-type game, though I wasn't able to beat it until I bought the NES version.

9. Tetris - This is still my favorite puzzle game of all time. I played it all the time in the arcades, but the Game Boy version was also fantastic. Yep, I got the space shuttle ending.

10. Centipede - My aunt was really good at the game so she told me about it. I was maybe in preschool when I first played it and I remember my dad having to hold me up to reach the controls. It's still really great on MAME though I wish I had a trackball input.

Sorry that this is so long. I love a lot of arcade games and it's hard to narrow down my all-time favorites.

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Retro Fighting Games Thread

Discuss retro fighting games from Street Fighter II to Marvel vs. Capcom 2. I also have a mains chart if any of you have any mains in fighting games.

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Castlevania Thread

Castlevania threads are always great, whether they're about the classic ones, the explorey ones, or the preference for either - but not when they're not about CHARLOTTE!JONATHON! and God of Transylvania.

What are /vr/'s favourites?

I love everything about Rondo of Blood - the dual-character system (even if Best Imouto is easymodo), the general progression, and the slickest soundtrack in the entire series.

I still enjoy Bloodlines a hell of a lot, though.
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ITT: Things that have aged badly

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So I'm playing pic related for the first time (on an emulator) and I was wondering if there are any technical issues I may need to fix before hand.
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How long will it be before some indie developer takes the NES version of Unchained Melody and turns it into a feelsy 2deep4u game?

Sounds better if it's slowed down a little. Here's the ROM download.

>mfw I wouldn't mind it at all.
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Live-A-Live: Why has next to nobody played this yet?!

Honestly this is the best JRPG from the SNES era that nobody played. It was initially to be localized but never released outside of Japan. A shame too as I could have seen it considered up there with the likes of FF6 and CT.

It's fan translation by Gideon Zhi of AGTP has only recently received it's final revision, I feel that if it were fully translated in the late 1990s like FFV was it would've been regarded as something of a cult classic.

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Hey fags, notice there's a lot of Doom talk in here because of the new game but I haven't really kept up with games so much the past few years because I've been busy with work and college. Anyway I wanted to replay Duke Nukem because it's one of my favorites from my younger days. This game is so fucking good. I played the DNF demo back when it came out and I was really disappointed and never finished that game. (It's still $40 for the game and DLC on Steam. WTF?) But Duke3D still holds up to my memories. Anyway, kinda what triggered this thread is I couldn't find a place to buy it! My old CDs have gotta be in storage in my parent's attic or something. I remembered there being a Steam port but it looks like it got pulled. I shouldn't have to pirate this fucking game, it's legendary. Anybody know whats going on with that?

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These are three of my four Super Nintendo consoles. They all work. Two classic ones and one Junior.

I have another Junior somewhere, and it's not working but it's a cheap fix, so for less than $10 I could have four working Super Nintento consoles.

Insert, the Retro Advance Adaptador, which I don't own.

They're relatively cheap though, and I want one. But I don't know whether or not you can link the Retro Advance Adaptador to a regular GBA using the cable, or maybe even to other Retro Advance Adaptadors.

So I wanna ask before purchasing four Retro Advance Adaptadors, is it possible to link them?

Because I also can get four TV sets, and I have more than four friends.

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Dear /v/, you may remember something called the List of Every Video Game Ever Made...

To submit an entry to the LEVGEM, follow this link, and put a forward-slash where the word 'slash' is and a period where the word 'dot' is (forgive me, for 4chan's formatting limitations precede me): goodotglslashIrvTbp please do not bother checking to see if it's already there, I can do that myself.

In 2014 someone named data_baser posted his List of Every Video Game Ever Made to /v/ and /vr/, and asked for help completing it. He nearly doubled the number of games in his list in a week, but his list is still not completed, and it is now outdated.

Let's get down to the brass tacks now. My name is KaffiN, otherwise known as KACofNN, Keith Shores, and Keith Cethin. I would like to carry on data_baser's project and ask for your help. I would now like to open up the list to any and all games, including flash games, mobile games, ROM hacks, fan games, the little dinosaur game on Google Chrome's no-internet-page, etc. You get the picture.

You may reach me at plasmacr@gmail.com

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Chrono trigger


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Figured I would ask here as opposed to /v/ as this is sort of a retro question.

I picked up the 8bit Music Power and I'm trying to play it on my famicom, but having no luck getting it to start up. Has anyone else happened to buy this game too and has gotten it to work? Or could I just be stuck with a fancy piece of plastic?

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SEGA CD troubles

Hey /vr/. My SEGA CD keeps having issues reading discs, to the point it'll manage to read one, play for a bit, then be unable to read anything until it's turned off for like 20 minutes.

Anyone know what the issue could be?

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Emulation Machine

Hey /vr/, I was looking to building myself an emulation machine

I was planning on running Arcades and consoles at least up to gen 5

Would a raspberry pi be enough?

Should I just salvage a "old" laptop/pc?

What do /vr/?

pic unrelated

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For anyone knowledgeable about NES/ Famicom tech

Can anyone tell me about mods for an NES side loader to enable the Famicom exclusive sound channels?

I bought a Duck Hunt with a built in converter and intend to use it for Akumajou Densetsu when I find it, but I also intend to buy an Everdrive for FDS exclusive games like pic related.

My questions are:

1. Can you restore the Disk System exclusive synth (as in that weird sawtooth "Oboe" sounding synth in the Japanese version of Kid Icarus) for an Everdrive? I know you can restore shit like the VRC7, but what about the FDS only sound?

2. Will performing the Everdrive mod and the converter mod simultaneously cause any crazy interference when both are used at once or blow my NES tha' fuck up?

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USB Controllers

Hey /vr/, I recently picked up this controller for my computer, but the D-Pad isn't very good.

I can use it, but it makes my thumb really sore after a few hours since it requires so much pressure to use, as well as being one of those garbage pads that slides around in the controller.

What are some good USB controllers without garbage D-Pads?

For reference I hold the SP's D-Pad as the gold standard.

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Which Super Mario Bros 2 do you prefer, USA or Lost Levels, and why?
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Hiroki Kikuta / Koudelka

Hey /vr/. I just finished beating Koudelka and seeing each of the endings. Despite the state in which it released and the issues within Sacnoth that produced it, Koudelka's a great game. It's worth playing for those that enjoy truly dark games and RPGs, though it plods along because of the crippled battle system, and it should've been Kikuta's magnum opus.

Anyways, I'm here not just to talk about Koudelka and what could've been, but also because I'm looking for something from Kikuta's discography: The Lost Files. Right now YouTube user whitenoisemonster666 has about half of the songs uploaded, but I can't find the rest anywhere else.

Here's the full tracklist, of which about only 8 or 9 are on YouTube: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Files

If you can't help, that's fine. Just consider this a Hiroki Kikuta, Sacnoth and/or Shadow Hearts general.