Post pics of RETRO games you are playing

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  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Inspired by the non-retro thread, here's the retro version.

    Post pics of RETRO games you are playing right now. Any game that's 10 years old, or older, is allowed.

    Any system - PC, micro computer, console, arcade, handheld, mobile, whatever. Remakes/remasters of old games are fine too. Real hardware, emulation, FPGA, all good.
     
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    Currently playing Mother 3 on GBA (on a DSLite), using the fan translation. Played 1 and 2 in the last 2 years or so, and keen to finish off this amazing trilogy.

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    Slowly chipping away at Chrono Trigger... such a masterpiece!
     

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    I'm a bit of a Cricket tragic and every lunch time for the past 6 months I've been sinking time into playing Shane Warne Cricket (1997) by Audiogenic. I never actually played this one before but it's basically an updated verison of Allan Border Cricket (1994) which I did play back then.

    Can take up to a week just to get through one test match and this is with the Computer doing the bowling for me which you can speed through. Always found bowling in this game to be way too easy so this way I actually get a challenging total.


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    Having never played a game in the metroid series decided it was time to start!

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    I liked Metroid 1 and 2 as well after recently playing Super Metroid, but I do agree with the advice I got in the Retro Let's Play thread that this is the best one to start on. I'd played the Metroid Prime games on GC/Wii as they were released and completely loved each one of those, so I highly recommend giving Prime a shot after this.
     
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    My brother and I played streets of rage 2 on his mega drive 2 with mega cd the other night. Still a classic!

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    I've been working on a 1CC of this game for months. My alchemy is pretty good now.
     

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  9. midonnay

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    bought a psp vita as an impulse buy cos it had a strong collection of modern fighting games like Under night in birth, skull girls and dead or alive 5.

    Ended up using it as a tekken machine using the built in psp emulator and the solid port of Tekken 6.

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    I think its the best portable tekken experience you can get atm.

    Tekken 7 isn't available on the Nintendo switch but you can buy a 1000 dollar gpd win 2 to get the steam version with poor framerates and uncomfortable controls.

    3DS has a good port of tekken 6 with 60 fps but fewer game modes and uncomfortable controls for fighting games.

    The psp port is a stable 60fps version with the better screen on the Vita and a really good dpad for fighting games. Its comparable with the newer 3ds version.

    It also has decent battery life for retro games. Even after playing tekken 6 for around 45mins every day ... the OG oled vita lasts the full week without recharging it.

    The vita holds its charge really well in sleep mode unlike my Nintendo Switch.
     
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  10. Vanne

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    I've got one of these vita things lying around, nfi what to do with it. What are some good rpgs that make this thing shine?
     
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    Persona 4 Golden, Final Fantasy X are a good start, couple of Ys games too.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    More crummy outdoor shots of my Switch in the sun. Collection of Mana's various Gameboy filters/scalers are fun.

    I find myself playing the GB Color integer scaled version most often while portable.

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    To be honest I've barely had enough time to play actual vita games......but there are tonnes of good psp and ps1 rpgs that can be played using its native emulator.

    My personal recommendation is Jeanne D'Arc ....a strategy rpg released on the PSP in 2006 by Level 5

    There were three big strategy rpgs on the PSP, Final fantasy tactics, Disgaea and Jeanne D'arc.

    I could never get into FFT and disgaea was addictive but ultimately Jeanne D'arc was my favourite game of that portable era.

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    Hunter: The Reckoning on OG Xbox, hidden gem indeed.
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    power fighting the boss while I take a pic to show you all
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    Forgot to post this, but I finished off Mother 3 a week or so back (before starting "Final Fantasy Adventure" on "Collection of Mana").

    Cracking game. Not as good as the prequel ("Mother 2" aka "Earthbound"), but still great. Very happy to finish off the trilogy of amazing games, in order.
     
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    This counts. Playing Lynx on my monitor through the vga out. Looks really decent. image-20190909_171449.jpg
     
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    Ok this is just way better than I expected.

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    Can't tell due to the lighting, but I hope that's not 4:3 stretched to 16:9.
     
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    Thats just how it come out of the lynx, I don't believe the monitor has any 4:3 option, however the lynx does have a wide screen ratio natively. So there's that.
     
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    Will bugger me, it's 16:10. How'd I not know that?

    Clearly *someone* needs to do a Lynx retro FAQ.
     

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