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Postby Kenny » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:38 pm

Here's how much room my collection takes:
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(though there are a bunch of consoles and a box of gameboy games behind the grating

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Postby tgk » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:46 pm

freezinseason wrote:now im playing mario 2 (japanese only release?) and its just brutally difficult, i keep getting game over at 2-1 lol.


you have to utilize the extra live strategy, at the end of every level you need a coin total in a multiple of 11 (22, 33, 44 etc) and match the timer's last digit with your coin total i.e if you have 44 coins, hit the timer when its at 74,64,54,44, etc, if you have 55 coins, hit the timer at 45,35,25 etc and you'll get a 1up. There's also a lot of one up blocks in the first few levels. This way you build up lives before it gets really hard
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Postby Hideaway Lights » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:51 pm

Kenny wrote:Dammmnnn

My heart breaks every time there's a new record and it's not Steve Wiebe though



FWIW Lakeman is the best dude
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Postby Kevin McCallister » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:08 pm

Legitimately impressed by how clutterless and cute that setup looks, Petty.
kranky wrote:the monster mash isn't actually halloween specific and is just a monster party that could happen at any time.
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Postby Kenny » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:33 pm

Thanks dude! I've gone through several different ways of organizing my games. I only have a 1 bedroom so space is a premium.

Here's a look in the case under the tv:

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and my gameboy collection:
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Postby Kenny » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:54 pm

I bought this copy of Zelda II but it's losing it's gold coloring so I brought my better one from home and am gonna sell this one and look what it's like inside:
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Ah this is a Canadian version, which is why there's French on the cover
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Postby Kevin McCallister » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:38 pm

Assuming that the PAL is referring to the region, that wouldn't be a Canadian copy.
The cartridge label says says NES-AL-FRA, so I'd guess France.
kranky wrote:the monster mash isn't actually halloween specific and is just a monster party that could happen at any time.
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Postby trouble » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:45 pm

yeah petty do you not like the french or something
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Postby cyantific » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:03 pm

Yeah, that looks like a PAL-A cart.

Finished the year speedrunning / playing two underrated platformers on the NES: Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu and Pizza Pop! Highly recommended if people are looking to play a couple of shortish games. I also participated in a speedrun marathon on Twitch in October for WR holders in NES games. I ended up doing alright but I did die once on a boss fight (bad RNG / nervousness). I don't have a clue what I want to speedrun next though.
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Postby Kenny » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:39 pm

Weird I bought it from Canada! The language is English anyways.
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Postby sassafras socks » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:18 pm

so what's the easiest emulator to use on my surface pro? saw that there was a big dump of snes games in the dropbox and impulsively grabbed it, but can't get snes9x, zsnes, higane, or retroarch to work. they're all giving me errors about different missing files when I try to start the emu. kind of remember this being a pain in the ass last time I wanted to get into this stuff a few years ago but can't recall what ended up working out :(
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Postby gambra » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:19 pm

Its likely your just missing the BIOS files of everything, they can't legally distribute those with the emulators.
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Postby goofysdeadwife69 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:53 pm

metroid prime 2 is mostly great and i'm glad i'm finally getting around to playing another one of these after 15 years but god the decision to turn this into a series about space marines at war dates it so badly in a way that isn't even charming to me. the color palette is also a lot darker and theres less ambient life than in the first game. just. it could've been so fucking good if they weren't trying to turn it into halo. as i understand prime 3 is even worse in this regard and other m is what it is. i still want to get around to playing prime 3 eventually tho. hope the decade off means retro pulls off something special for the fourth game.
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Postby animefilm » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:50 am

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Postby Kenny » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:08 am

goofysdeadwife69 wrote:metroid prime 2 is mostly great and i'm glad i'm finally getting around to playing another one of these after 15 years but god the decision to turn this into a series about space marines at war dates it so badly in a way that isn't even charming to me. the color palette is also a lot darker and theres less ambient life than in the first game. just. it could've been so fucking good if they weren't trying to turn it into halo. as i understand prime 3 is even worse in this regard and other m is what it is. i still want to get around to playing prime 3 eventually tho. hope the decade off means retro pulls off something special for the fourth game.


I really wish Nintendo would just make another Super Metroid style game, I don't care about the Prime series at all. I really don't like the genre drift the Metroid series has had.
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Postby trouble » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:27 pm

isn't the new 3DS game pretty much them going that way even if it's based on Metroid 2?

Did you ever play AM2R, Kenny?
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Postby Kenny » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm

I was scared away by the reviews (esp. Jeremy Parish who I usually agree with + he's a huge metroid fan) saying that the counter-based combat kind of ruined it for him. I definitely plan to pick it up on some impulse if/when it gets cheap though.

I played A2M it was def dope. I also thought Axiom Verge was amazing on a second playthrough (after listening to a Retronauts interview where the creator said he created the speedrun option also for people who didn't want any plot explained like the original metroid)
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Postby gambra » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:50 pm

I can hear that Sega jacket rustling from here. $250 though.
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Postby trouble » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:51 pm

yeah I don't have a 3DS so I didn't play it but it's still probably the most classic-styled metroid game they made since zero mission

god zero mission was 14 years ago
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:29 am

Todd Rogers has had his Dragster time removed and he's been banned completely from Twin Galaxies records :shock:



I'm a little sad because I really liked Todd Rogers instantly after seeing him in the Chasing Ghosts documentary
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Postby a new dad for all » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:47 pm

Billy Mitchells donkey kong records being removed for using MAME
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Postby Kenny » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:55 am

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Postby internethandle » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:37 am

this video rules but omg did i lose it @ ~17:51:

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Postby No Good Advice » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:05 am

goofysdeadwife69 wrote: hope the decade off means retro pulls off something special for the fourth game.


Retro's not making the fourth game

Metroid Prime's my favorite game of all time, 2 and 3 not so much
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Postby goofysdeadwife69 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:35 am

yeah i ended up abandoning 2 about 1/3 of the way in just thinking i'd much rather revisit the first game. or any of the 2d games.

sigh oh well. still hope they do something cool with 4 given they took so much time off the franchise.
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Postby trouble » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:57 am

internethandle wrote:this video rules but omg did i lose it @ ~17:51:



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Postby cyantific » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:59 pm

trouble wrote:
internethandle wrote:this video rules but omg did i lose it @ ~17:51:



not all heroes wear capes


his other speedrun / world record progression videos are all worth watching
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Postby Kenny » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:36 pm

I've got these games on my SNES Mini, any games I'm missing out on?

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