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So, what you playing at the mo? Retro Edition

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,443 ✭✭✭ Mr.Saturn


    Metal Slug Advance is a surprisingly complete game for what could've easily been written off as a compromised port. I wasn't expecting it to be wholly original, nor was I expecting it to have Metroid-like elements in the card collecting. It's pretty good, aside from the stinginess around the weapon upgrades — you'll be rocking the basic pistol for most of it.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,083 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    I found it perfectly fine but it's not a patch on the Neo Geo Pocket games.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    Because I am a glutton for punishment.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,083 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,016 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Hi Retr0gamer. What are those tables? Are they from the retroachievements.org website?

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,888 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    When you click on that table it brings you to backloggery.com

    You can register and set it up to display your gaming life




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,016 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,123 ✭✭✭✭ briany


    Wario Land 3 on Gameboy Colour. Trying to find all those treasures is tough!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    Metroid Prime for me last night. Took out the annoying Omega Pirate in a flurry of Super Missile shots much quicker than I remember. Is there anything they don’t solve in Metroid games? 😁

    Then I put on some Mario Kart Double Dash to play with the missus. It’s a nice version of the game. Really clean graphics and great handling.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,888 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    I'm Daisy is forever scarred into my mind



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,083 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer




  • Registered Users Posts: 31,707 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Got a new laptop recently with a 3070, so have been getting stuck into Shenmue 3 finally. I'm actually amazed how 'Shenmue' they've managed to make a modern game, right down to the way the voice acting is delivered.

    I'd imagine someone going in with only modern game experience would not get it at all, really is an ode to the Dreamcast games.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,888 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    One of the highlights of my gaming life was that game, I had an absolute blast on it, as well as the previous title.

    I found that the next title was not as much fun at all, though GTA IV was a blast as well.

    I seem to be only capable of getting about 20% into GTA V before getting bored and moving on!

    Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption were fantastic, though RDR2 didn't grab me at all.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,707 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Same! I didn't get a PS2 on launch but eventually managed to get my hands on one when Vice City came out.

    My interest in console gaming waned around that era, apart from a handful of titles. Vice City was one of them. was the go to game when friends dropped by, would always been on in the background with people just mucking about and having an absolute laugh going on crazy sprees.



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,707 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    I had a bit of fun last night going through all of my handhelds that have been in storage to see if they all still work - they do!

    Highlight was finding my original red Gameboy Pocket that I got on a family holiday to Gran Canaria in 1996, along with the dodgy multicart it came with :D

    I tell you what though, we really are spoiled with backlit screens now, no idea how we saw anything on these back in the day!

    One of the consoles was an original, hardly used GBA in it's box. There might as well be no batteries in it at all for the amount you can see on screen when it's switched on.

    It was quite amazing doing a comparison of the same game in that and an AGS101.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,083 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    GTA IV is one of the most miserable games I've played. Did not get on with it.

    It did however provide one of the best multiplayer game experiences I've ever had. I had only turned it on and got invited to a multiplayer game which was filled with boards.ie regulars. It was just chaos, beautiful chao.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,714 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    Cops and Crooks in GTA IV was great craic, spent a lot of time doing races too. For a fairly clunky, sandbox game it was passable for team deathmatch stuff due to how chaotic it could be. I really liked the gritty world and while the story may not be the most interesting I loved the attention to detail but I wouldn't go back and play it again and again like I did with GTA V.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,123 ✭✭✭✭ briany


    I never came close to finishing that game, but I did spend a decent amount of time driving around town, listening to the radio stations. Vice City Public Radio with Maurice Chavez was hilarious.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,888 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    I still have the CD set that accompanied the games release, it's fantastic.

    I also have the set for San Andreas, it's okay but nowhere near as great as VCs music



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭ TechnoFreek


    After 100 percenting vice city, I'm now tackling vice city stories on the PS2.

    I had this game back in the day on the psp.

    Cannot remember a thing about it though so feels brand new. Not sure i ever completed it.

    Fun fact. It was one of the few legit umds I owned and was permanently kept in the psp itself to allow the booting of "other stuff".

    I'm about half way through main story missions, I don't think I'll go for 100 percent this time round.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,778 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    Playing through Lemmings (DOS version) on the 3ds. I'd forgotten just how frustrating some of the levels were.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    I'm spinning though a few Playstation games on the MiSter PSX core at the moment so lots of mucking about in Loaded, Wipeout, Ridge Racer, Jumping Flash, Klanoa and MGS VR Missions.

    I snagged a load of other stuff too. I really wanted to play more Soul Blade but it is the least stable of everything I've tried.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,443 ✭✭✭ Mr.Saturn


    I'm nearing the endgame of Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara's Adventure. I know the DQM series is regarded fondly enough, especially for something that is so readily described as a clone, but it really does not get enough credit for being a better Pokemon game than anything prior to Gen 3. Team-building, especially, is so much user-friendly than Pokemon to this very day — not once did I have to consult a spreadsheet to discover that a monster's optimal output is locked behind an event/breeding/transfer that was only available in Azerbaijan on a single wet Tuesday in July 2001.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,083 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Yeah they are Greta games and I'm still disgusted that we never got monster joker 3 and the remakes of the first two Gameboy games.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ Colonel Panic


    Finished Metroid Prime - my 2002 save was stuck on Meta Ridley where I left it in a huff.

    I think I’m a better or at least more patient gamer now. While I found Ridley and Metroid Prime annoying, it didn’t take too long to clear them.

    So that’s the GBA Metroids, Dread, Samus Returns and Prime done. On the fence about Prime 2 right now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,838 ✭✭✭ The Nal


    Still one of my all time favourite games. Is it not very difficult without a mouse?



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,778 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    It uses the DOS game files but uses the 3ds touch screen, it's as handy as the mouse, maybe easier. Selecting individual Lemmings can be a bit tricky (due to screen size) when they do the 88 at once drops. I've had to step away, I was getting way too irritated :pac:



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,838 ✭✭✭ The Nal




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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,707 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    I haven't played Lemmings in an eternity. Had it on the Megadrive when I was a kid and fairly sure I finished it - I see there are 180 levels so fairly impressed with my kid self if that's the case :pac:



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