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Winners don't use drugs, except for that Kevin kid that always mugged me for my lunch money at the Street Fighter 2 machine

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This board is for the discussion of games released for consoles introduced before or during 1999, the consoles themselves, as well as PC and PS2/Xbox/GC games released before or during 2003.

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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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Ah, this thread lives again?

I was born in 1978 and my first system was an Atari 2600, but I barely got to play it because my parents were still in their early twenties. I seem to be playing more remakes of old games than anything else.



I was born in 93, but I lived in a somewhat poor family and my mom was kinda anti-video games, so buying brand new game system was just out of the question, but my dad was cool, the first game we played was alex kidd on the master system. Because of that I was always 1 or 2 generations behind, so around the time the n64 was out I was playing with a sms/nes and got a snes in 1999 and a n64 in 2002 I think. When I was between 14 and 16 my dad got me a part time job and instead of saving up to buy a ps3, I preferred to spend my paycheck on retro games, so I got a genesis, a PC engine, a playstation and a saturn. that's why I'm much more nostalgic for 8 and 16-bits games despite being born in the 3D era of gaming.

But I do think most people under 25 saying that they know and like retro games are retro hipster that think they're hot shit because they played undertales or some other indie shit


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Here's Adventure (Colossal Cave) on an Osborne 1. That was our family computer in the early 80's. We didn't have this game, but others kinda like it. Some years later I got my own 8-bit computer, and when I became adult and started making money I bought the holiest of grails: an Amiga 500. Unfortunately it wasn't long after that Commodore went out of business and I got brainwashed to upgrade to a PC. But those old computers were a lot of fun while it lasted.

To this day I'll play anything from mainframe games all the way through late-era Amiga games. No interest whatsoever in new-fangled games, but it's no big surprise since I'd also rather read a book than watch TV or movies.


Aren't you in a way implying that these things are not of high enough quality to be considered good without nostalgia? One age range might have a higher quantity of posers, but the passion is more universal than you might think. Your post also overlooks the people who got hand-me-down consoles or couldn't afford the newest thing.


Well I mean you can be a “retro-gamer” at any age. All you need is like what $50 for the console (most of the popular ones top out here) and then like a flashcart or whatever game you want. Hell you don’t even need to do that. Vast majority of things up to 5th gen emulate near perfect.

I didn’t grow up with the NES but I still have a fondness for Contra, Shatterhand, Kirby, Mario and others. I’m 30. I try not to fight “generation” battles.


I don't like how games today seem to want to be a second job. I'm filed under "casual babby" because I don't want my games to be work apparently. I played a couple of games on the original Xbox for the first time recently, and it struck me how the game was 100% game.

Panzer Dragoon, Black, Red Faction 2, Ninja Gaiden Black if your curious.

Some of the game was good some of it was bad but it had a beginning a middle and an end with tight level design and they never seemed to just fuck off and waste your time. I didn't need to grind achievements or send challenges to my friends to unlock whatever the fuck they were just games. And then the game was over. Ninja Gaiden Black being the longest (and hard as fuck), Panzer Dragoon being the shortest but once the game did its job it was over. I don't need 60 hours of filler if your game is done its done just let it be done.

Rambling at this point smoke weed.

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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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Thanks. Those look good.


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Assuming the stuff works, it's simpler than dealing with emulators and flash carts. You just plug it in and hit the power button.

I bought lots of used games (on carts and floppy disks) in the 90's. Eventually though I lost all of it (and almost everything else I owned), so now I don't bother buying anything since there's roms and emulators. Plus the gear isn't necessarily going to work reliably anymore.

Some games had really nice manuals and maps though, so there's that. If I had tons of money, I'd definitely collect the 80's computer games since I like those art styles a lot. They were mostly paintins rather than computer renderings, which I don't like as much.



I tend to play on emulators because I can get a ROM and emulator straight from the internet. All that might slow me is finding an adequate controller.



If you want cheap vidya, buy PS1/PS2 games. They are dirt cheap, and you can find working consoles for 20-60 bucks. Easy peasy.


Emulation autists are so fucking annoying. Most of the games just don’t work right. They don’t work right end of.

>Well it works on my machine I guess you just need to learn computers :)

>Show me

>Skybox spazzing out and every gunshot sounds like a fart

>bro all old games had these problems stop worrying about it

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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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Comix Zone


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This one right here my guy


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Starflight. It's one of my favorite games on the Genesis.


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sell it and buy a snes, the superior 4th gen system


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


Is it, dare I say, Treasure's magnum opus…?


I used to own this game, and sold it like a retard. Feels bad.

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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?


Because they're really monotonous. And because it's usually people who have somehow triggered the copy protection which doubled the encounter rates.



They're only monotonous if you don't use 4th-D slip.

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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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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.


I still fire up SWOS when the gang gets together. Never met anyone who hated this game. Back in the nineties 8-16 player tourneys were the norm everywhere an Amiga could be located.


I pretty much hate all sports games and I remember liking it.


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How do I get into these sportsball management games? I don't know jack about teams or leagues or any of this mumbo jumbo. There's tons of them, so there must be something to it.


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>not speedball

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What are the best GBA games? I need to fill up my EZ-Flash.

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Mother 3


Wario Land 4, Superstar Saga, Minish Cap, Blazing Blade, Mother 3


GBA has a really shitty library.

Metal Slug Advanced is pretty good though.



Riviera and Yggdra Union, although I believe the PSP remake of YU especially had some extra content.


Does anyone happen to have a save file/state of Mother 3 at the beginning of chapter 4? Mine got corrupted after working fine for half the game. Don't use mGBA.

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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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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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because most of the people who like retro games are insufferable faggots with ear gauges and purple hair



says who?


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>forum for people that run forums

>give helpful advice for 15 years

>try to help people write code or just write it for them myself

>I did it for free

>I was run out by SJWs

Feels bad anon, if you think users of forums are bad try dealing with the owners and administrators. They are on a whole new level of circle-jerk.



Smaller user base makes those people stand out more.


I find the opposite is true, niche interests don't make people bitter it's the mainstream that does. A lot of bitterness in my hobby comes from having quality taken away in order to appeal to people who clearly don't care.

I'll use /m/ as an example. Pre-Gurren lagann and Gundam 00 you saw a lot of discussion of older titles and the focus was on the story and the robots. Post these series you saw the shift become more more feminine in that it focused on the characters and ignored most of the setting. This really peaked when Build Fighters aired and the entire thread became circle jerking over the white haired girl and constant waifu posting. It got to the point where you went to the thread to see the cameos you couldn't recognise yourself and then ran away as fast as possible. The community became something completely different where the central focus became secondary to other things. At this point I've pretty much completely disengaged from the mecha community because there's no longer any focus on the stuff I like. I see the same stupid circle jerk over waifus and new fags with no appreciation for anything older than digital animation. I don't want any damn part of that and I tell those people to go fuck themselves whenever I encounter them.



Most people on forums aren't knowledgable any more. They just google the solution and rephrase it for you. The old tech shops are gone.


Old gaming attracts a lot of mentally ill people and shut ins. They destroy their lives playing games and hiding from the people who bullied them for being fucked in the head. This builds up to self hatred and a disconnect of the physical from their mental state. They end up wanting to be someone else, any one else but who they are. This then develops into full blown body dysmorphia where they feel their body is not the one they belong in as a means of self protection.

Think of it like multiple personality disorder but as a single personality. When you get fucked up enough your brain splits into what it needs to survive, In this case instead of a tough persona it creates a completely alternative persona which hates the original self and wants to move as far away as possible from it. Think of it like fight or flight and the brain picks flight.

Retro gaming also tends to be cheap so that these fuck ups can afford it. Any PC from the last decade will emulate all the retro consoles. Just emulate shit and you have the full library of multiple machines.

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>came in here to rag on you for not embedding

>holy fuck that first track!

Great taste, anon. Have a Turrican or two for your trouble.

Does 1080 still hold up today? It was only ever a rental for me, but I really enjoyed it back in the day.

>dat Mario Tennis

It's like they wanted it to be 100% cozy, but couldn't help slipping the Super Tennis-style backbeat underneath. Best of neither.



>Does 1080 still hold up today?

yeah it's good enough, but 1080 Avalanche is better in my opinion.






Damn, gentlemen. Top shelf.



Thanks, I try to provide where possible


Can anyone reupload the Mischief Makers OST CD rip? Apparently the one floating around the web is incomplete (and also low quality anyway). I found a link in the archive, but it doesn't seem to work.


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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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This Game was one of my first. This and Blue Max and Forbidden Forest.



Don't remember. It was possibly a SNES game, my parents had that console. The first thing for me is the game I do remember playing, Crash bandicoot 3 when I got a PS1.



All I remember is that the PS1 was the first console I every played. First game was probably Crash Bandicoot 2 or something



wow wtf


My first was Sea Wolf, on the Commodore VIC20.

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I find the original doom games quite scary tbh


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They can be pretty creepy, especially if you're playing the authentic low-res versions.


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>pic related: a comment on a pixelshit sprite mod for Doom


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>there are people who would rather play this piece of crap than fire up Chocolate Doom


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i memed some mapwork

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How many of you remember this :D!



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Oh hell yeah. The first game I've beat as a kid.

Also Lori was my first vidya fap as a kid. Probably why I'm a furfag now.

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