Just got a Dreamcast

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by demonicstrife, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. demonicstrife
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    Finally own a Dreamcast for the first time in my life, but I have virtually no clue of what it's capable of or what games are the best (I picked it up mainly for collection). I do know that it was manufactured in August 2000, so it can play backups, but that's pretty much it. Since the Essentials list is kinda gimped, what are some recommended games for it?
     


  2. lordrand11

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    Soul Calibur, Skies of Arcadia, Evolution, Silver, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, Power Stone 1 & 2 and a few others I can't think of at the moment.
     
  3. Recorderdude

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    Ikaruga.

    Ikaruga Ikaruga Ikaruga.

    also jet set radio.
     
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    Awesome. Ikaruga is definitely one of my kind of games (love those over-the-top arcade shooters). Thanks.

    EDIT: Also, how are the emulators/homebrew on the system?
     
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    Oh gosh! the Dreamcast was awesome and really far ahead of its time.
    My votes are Sonic adventure 1 and 2 as well as the Powerstones.
     
  6. Rydian

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    Emulators are kinda' meh. SNES runs fine as long as it's not a chip game.

    Jet grind radio's fun. Ikaruga of course... chu chu rocket is a cute puzzle game.
     
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    I see. Guess I'll continue to main my Wii/Xbox1 as my emulation machines then.
     
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    Well, shit. My Dreamcast keeps resetting after a few minutes of playing. I hope to God this is fixable...
     
  9. Lushay

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    Everything people named at the top. Also Shenmue 1&2, Street fighter 3rd strike, Grandia 2, Project justice, Demolition racer, Marvel capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK 2, Cannon spike, Airforce Delta. and i can't really think of anything else.
     
  10. 431unknown

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    All of the above mentioned games are great. I'd add the first Marvel vs Capcom to the list seeing as it is the only true arcade perfect console version besides the one released in Japan for the Saturn with the Ram cart. I'll look thru my collection and add more when I get off of work.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Also managed to fix that resetting issue.
     
  12. KidIce

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    Open it up, you'll find a power board in there w/ a pass-through molex style connector. One of the spring tabs in the connector is likely broken or a pin has probably gone cold at it's joint on the motherboard. Basic soldering skills can fix either problem.
     
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    What I did was remove the power board and push those 6 pins SLIGHTLY for better contact. It also had some dust and actual cobwebs, so I sprayed it out with some air. No issues anymore so far. Thanks though.
     
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    To tell if your dreamcast doesnt need a modchip I think you need to look under the Dreamcast and there will be a number, if it says 1 then you dont need one if it says 2 then you need a modchip. But im not sure I only saw it at a video.
     
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    Shenmue 1 + 2
     
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    If I had a Dreamcast, I'd hold MvC2 tournaments at my house and that's the truth! Winner would take all entry fees of a dollar. (good times [​IMG] )
     
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    If you like dungeon crawlers, give Time Stalkers a go. I've only beaten it once and that was a long time ago so I don't remember much about it, but I did enjoy it a lot though.
     
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    Wait. When were there Dreamcasts made that couldn't play blackups?
     
  19. Rydian

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    From what I've read some of the latest ones couldn't, but I've never seen one.
     
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    I used to have a Dreamcast. It was awesome. One of the best games are Skies of Aracadia and Sonic Adventures.