Are you still playing old/classic videogames?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Alex4U, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Alex4U

    Alex4U not a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon addict

    Jan 6, 2016
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    Im the only guy who is still playing Virtual Boy or N64...?

    Just im curious, someone are is still playing old videogames, like Atari games, NES Games, SNES or something...?

    Im still playing GBA, N64, SNES, NES, VB, PS1, and GBC games

    Because i like old games, just look that beautiful pixels, that chipsound, that controllers, that games... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    What about you? Are you still playing old or classic videogames? :P

    Also i don't like games of today :P
    kek me
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  2. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Not "still", but I certainly do play old games from time to time. Though not on their original hardware (emulation suits me fine).
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  3. slingblade1170

    slingblade1170 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 15, 2009
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    I do here and there. Sometimes I just get in the mood for battletoads or perfect dark
  4. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 6, 2016
    i do a lot, super mario world, donkey kong country, megaman x. afterall it only went down with games after super nintendo
  5. mooiweer

    mooiweer GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 2, 2003
    haha i'll try, Alex4u
    have now setup the ps4 controller on the notebook and ran some GBA,N64,SNES and NES gameroms in emulators to see how good it played/was controllable.

    Other classic game i did was Bonkheads and Unreal Tournament, maybe Q3Arena follows and a few more. like Lords of Realm III.
  6. zerofalcon

    zerofalcon GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 14, 2009
    Somewhere close to my NES
    From time to time I spent an hour or two to play some classics, since NES to GC era. Just yesterday I played Zeld Spirits Tracks with a d-pad patch :yaynds:
  7. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 4, 2006
    Yeah sure, from time to time I get bored of modern games and I dive straight into emulation or some old handheld for a couple of weeks. Just last month, taking a break from MAME, I was trying a new build of retroarch on the PC and while browsing games and platforms I got into GBA's Medal of Honor and I was happy to finally able to play it on a big screen, with nice scanlines and a controller of my choice ( my main complain back than was the difficult to aim diagonally with the GBA d-pad and the small screen ) and with a little help of the save state functionality I actually managed to finish it, tough little game ! Then I was in the mood for some Castlevania and I finished Circle of the Moon, which on the original hardware was way too dark and had tiny ( but great ) graphics as well. After that I found a hack to remove the awful bright outline from the sprites in Harmony of dissonance and I decided to give it another go, but this time I remembered that I still have a great 30" CRT TV and after (lots of) trials and errors I managed to find a reasonably stable version of retroarch for the Wii and proceeded to play Castlevania HoD like never before on a big CRT TV in 240p RGB with authentic scanlines and a Wii CC pro for the ultimate experience.

    But since I was in the mood and already set up why not go for the original Metroidvania itself ? Excluding Super Metroid which I finished several times over the years, on the same setup I finished Zero mission, which led me to the discovery of numerous Super Metroid hacks and I found the excellent Hyper Metroid, which I started but I haven't got very far into it again.

    Since my Wii was up and running I decided to play some last gen games and proceeded to collect a few more stars in SMG 2 , discovered one of the beautiful hidden gem Trauma Team ( which unexpectedly took me over 20 hours to finish ! ) and a few Wiiware racing games, even restarted Excitetrucks on Dolphin and let me tell you, for a Wii launch game, at 1080p@60fps and a real wii remote, plus the ability to mount a virtual SD card in dolphin where I stored and played my favorite tracks while driving trucks, I'm just amazed how good the game really is even by today standards and as far as an arcade experience, it's certainly timeless !

    Then I went back to Dark Souls 3 and prepared to die again.... In the past couple of weeks I've been endlessly playing Just Cause 3, but open world games get tiresome at some point and thanks to sites like GBAtemp and the occasional retro gaming video that pops up on youtube, I constantly discover old favorites or overlooked gems of the past ( even new ZX Spectrum games ! ) and since most emulators are already set up on my devices, it's easy to dive back in every now and then.

    My next priorities are now Super Mario RPG and Hyper Metroid on the CRT TV.
    Sorry OP, did I get off-topic ? Looking back at this wall of text I asked myself why did I type all that. It must be the pleasure of typing on my new mechanical keyboard ( Logitech G810 ) ! ;)
  8. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Same as Taleweaver.
    I'm not currently playing one, but I like to "fulfill" my personal backlog. And I have a ton of games I wanted to play in the past, I enjoy playing them now.
    There's no time limit to enjoy something. Last year I played few PS1 games. that's not very old, but still 20 years already.

    I still have my old consoles, but I find it easier to play on emulators.
    My TV doesn't have Scart anymore, my previous one was not compatible with 240i/p, etc.
    it's just easier to play old games on emulation/virtual console, than the real hardware, unless you kept all the old devices (CRT etc.)
    Also, emulation can abuse savestate or cheats... that's bad but sometime it's easier to complete the story faster than spending a year on a game.

    what is hard is to choose which game to play next.
    as there are always new game released that I'm interested in, it just adds to my backlog.
    I try to play one game at a time, finishing it before starting a new one, or else I would never finish any. picking an old game and completing it is satisfactory.

    I'm derogating my rule this year, I started too many games at the same time (Zelda BotW, Horizon, some PSVR games). I'm wondering when I'll complete them.
    Last edited by Cyan, Mar 19, 2017
  9. PabloMK7

    PabloMK7 Red Yoshi! ^ω^

    Feb 21, 2014
    Yoshi's Island
    I have a super famicom where I play Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, DK Country 1
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  10. eriol33

    eriol33 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 2, 2014
    no, not so much that I used to be, in fact I am pretty sad about it. maybe because I grew up? because busy office life? I feel like neglecting old friends that have been keeping me happy since forever. I tried to play nes, snes, psx games... but everytime I do it, I feel "I need to move on and experience new adventures!".

    again, it's because I am one of those people who play games for stories. I rarely read books that I have read or watch a movie twice. and with the easiness of getting rom in a single click, I don't feel those games are "retro" at all, as if they have always been there, thus I see them as products at the current time.
  11. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Feb 13, 2015
    If anything have abandoned the 3DS for a DSi, in part because of all the games I missed since 2008 (when I had to return 3 Lites in 2 months and gave up); in larger part because I'm fed up with cat vs mouse hacking, developers relying on post-release updates, dlc, online becoming significant to the point it will significantly harm a game's enjoyability when it closes, and people asking questions about CFW (for which they didn't do any research) in the Homebrew Development & Emulators section :P

    (Yes, I've seen quite some people consider a last-gen system "retro")

    As for actual GBC-or-older games, nowadays I rarely play them "full time", although in the last month I've emulated some PS1 games that I've never finished on actual hardware (between being 9 years old at the time, scratched discs, and a game breaking bug in the European version of Hot Wheels Turbo Racing) and I really enjoy giving some time here and there to cult classics like Sonic 3 & Amy Rose, Action 52 yes I genuinely like that game - when it works, Dian Shi Ma Li :D

    But the fun will never come close to 2004-2007 when 70% of my summer holidays was invested into hacking Pokemon and Super Mario World!
  12. mightymuffy

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    Yeah, I'm always at it! Mix the old with the new! Naturally when a big new game comes out (currently BOTW) the old games take a back burner, but I'll always go back. No problems replaying the classics over and over either - even RPGs... I'll restart Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, FFVI, Shining Force etc regularly, timeless classics that'll never grow old for me.
    (via emulation here too, though I do have most of the systems in a box in the attic - would bring them out but the missus complains about the number of recent consoles I have setup, whipping one of those out would probably send her over the edge :lol: )
  13. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Panties

    Sep 13, 2009
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    Of course I still play the games I grew up on! I have been gaming so long, that you weren't born when I started gaming!
  14. Alex4U

    Alex4U not a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon addict

    Jan 6, 2016
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    Wow, i thought i was the only guy who was still playing old videogames lol
  15. SG6000

    SG6000 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 2, 2015
    Almost exclusively. Main consoles are Saturn, Mega Drive, Game Cube and PSTwo, with all but the last being displayed on a 4:3 CRT via RGB and with audio being fed into a hifi.

    The 3DS era was the only one since the SNES days that I used a contemporary console, but since ironhax came out i use those to play vintage games way more than ones from the 3DS library anyway. Retro is the default.
  16. BORTZ

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    I just finished Shining Force GBA for the first time a month ago.
    Saturday morning I spent a while playing Sonic CD on PS3... best damn Sonic game imo. I got that game when I was in second grade. I have never beaten Metal Sonic without taking damage :/

    I am actually waiting to see if Nintendo implements real VC before I spend money on some oldies I want to play on proper hardware. DKC, DKC2, DKC3, SMW, and a few others.
  17. Retinal_FAILURE

    Retinal_FAILURE GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 3, 2016
    United States
    Play GB thru super gameboy on SNES from time to time. Just got black carts of a mahjongg type game and pac man with a cool puzzle tetris type of pacman game. Super mario land 2 is my favorite. Beat it on "original hardware" a GB Boy Colour, so i can see what i was doing. Batteries werent an issue i got a pelican rechargeable in clear blue that pretty much fits the GB Boy. Thats fun. Im gonna go for it on the hdtv next. Lemmings in gbc, lots of emulation for sega as well as original hardware, sonic 3D Blast on genesis...amazing. Sonic 1, 2, and ill eventually get into 3. Vectorman 2, Road Rash games. I love. Smw of course. Mega man Xtreme, thats a tough game! Gba..super mario advance 3, balistic ecks v. Sever 2 (U). I wanna get a copy of the ( E) version Of that game its so fun!
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  18. astrangeone

    astrangeone GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 1, 2009
    I usually have a few old games on the back burner. Right now it's Soul Blazer on VC inject on my 3DS (I have a copy, but I don't play it much because I rather deal with portable consoles.)

    Right now, all my time is going into BoTW (I haven't bought a new/hdmi system in a long time and this is a good treat for myself.)
  19. TVL

    TVL #|

    Feb 17, 2004
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    I'm playing some C64 at the moment. There were a few games I didn't understand when I played them as a kid. So up next on my to-play-list, I'm playing The Sentinel, M.U.L.E and Paradroid. Nostalgia is certainly a factor, but the creative freedom people took when games weren't a $100M investment and you worked alone or in tiny teams made for way more unique games (a lot of terrible ones too, not gonna lie).
  20. Robert McCoy

    Robert McCoy GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 9, 2015
    United States
    I still play gbc, gb, gba, ps1, ps2, snes, n64 (a lot), gamecube, and Wii games. Only one I don't play is NES. There's just not a lot I like on that console.

    I also want to get back into dreamcast for sonic but just haven't found the motivation. I've still got so many 3ds and ps4 games to beat already.

    Only ones I play on real hardware without emulation are n64, Wii, gamecube, ps2 and ps4. The rest I emulate.
    Last edited by Robert McCoy, Mar 21, 2017