Best retro on YT

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  1. elvis

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    The game was crazy difficult. Apparently the sequel "Tides of Time" was easier, but I think the novelty was lost by then.

    A bit of a wasted opportunity that could have been an amazing project with better testing and QA.

    Amazing soundtrack though.

    Lord knows I fell for the marketing hype and bought it on release for MegaDrive (first edition, sans difficulty tweaks). Never got very far despite many attempts.
     
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    Just brillant how he does this stuff. The time and effort it would of taken to set this all up is amazing.

    Just when I thought this rendition of the song couldn't get any better along comes the guitar solo. Brilliant. :thumbup:
     
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    not sure where else to put this

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    So Silly Venture 2019 was on again people are making the Atari Lynx do ungodly things.

    https://demozoo.org/parties/3781/

    for example motherfucking mortal kombat. What is this madness!?



    and this awesome 3d dungeon crawler

     
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    sweet Tim Willits interview on noclip!

     
  11. elvis

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    Seeing what people can eke out of old hardware in the modern age makes me wish I could take these techniques and brains back in time. Incredible stuff.
     
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    Worth a watch

     
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    The only game preservation society in Japan.

     
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    A couple of these have been posted before, but I have been religiously watching:

    jcontra

    https://www.youtube.com/user/CitizenNapoleon/videos

    KidShoryuken

    https://www.youtube.com/user/KidShoryuken/videos

    RetroGamerGirl

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIN2V5bqrWyRpEoX0aZkZtg/videos

    RetroMoments

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjxntOsQ5dgPTepo4PIfxg/videos

    ...recently, particularly their Book Off & Hard Off visits (i.e. Retro Game Hunting) plus the usual places like Beep, Mandarake, Retro Game Camp, Super Potato, Surugaya and Trader etc.

    Bigger channels like Adam Koralik, Kinsey Burke, Metal Jesus Rocks and Wood Hawker have also had segments on their recent Retro Game Hunting visits to Japan...but they aren't at the level of detail of the four people I listed above.

    Reason is I am spending 12 nights in Tokyo next month (February), so I am quite interested to see what's currently on offer at these locations and general pricing. This will be my 3rd trip to Japan (I have been all over Honshu/Hokkaido previously) and I will be going to Fukuoka/Kyushu in Oct/Nov this year as well.
     
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    It's quite weird how game preservation in Japan is such a disinteresting concept for locals. I can only guess that they assume this stuff is plentiful, and will never vanish.

    Two of those four (Metal Jesus and Adam) are also total morons.

    The ones you mentioned before them are definitely quality channels.
     
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    There are about 5-6 hardoffs within a hour of central tokyo but i find the Kansai region is still the best for retro game hunting. If you like i can put on google maps the ones i recommend
     
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    there was a few Book off's near me, and a hard off near my wifes parents when I lived there. its weird...I never really thought about collecting too much, and mostly picked up my stuff from yahoo auctions
     
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    Hi, definitely interested...if you can outline the ones you recommend that would be amazing (cheers, much appreciated).
     
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    Purely speculation here so I may be way off, but I wonder if this is a side product of having a society which is so modern technology focused? What I mean is that I've always had the impression that Japan post WW2 (1970's onwards) is a country which has been at the forefront of developing and quickly adopting modern technology. Obsolescence comes quite quickly and therefore most old technology is largely forgotten and not appreciated as much as we do in the western world.
     
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    not sure as why, but they generally dont put much value on used goods. they'll almost always buy new. there was so much tech or other things to do though that you just don't feel like buying or collecting....I lived there 8 years and only ended up with a cupboard of stuff, even with easy access to it all. you also get used to prices being so cheap. i have a virtualboy, satelliaview etc...get everything I wanted for under $100 each easily, it wasnt until I came back to Aus that everything was "rare" and expensive again. (the only other thing i want is a N64DD)

    reminds me of japanese whisky...I used to buy hibiki/yamazaki at the supermarket...once western markets found it, its suddenly expensive and rare :D
     

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