Retro Gaming

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by KingpinSlim, May 9, 2016.

  1. KingpinSlim

    KingpinSlim Newbie

    As i am getting older my excitement for current Video Games lessens year by year, but for some reason i am always drawn to my collection of Retro Consoles and i still get immense joy from these games.

    I didn't want to make this topic about my favorite games or consoles, but about yours.

    If you are interested in retro gaming i would absolutely love to hear about your favorite Systems, experiences and games!
  2. Flame

    Flame Me > You

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    I like the present and the past consoles.

    I like pretty much all consoles from Nintendo , Sega , Sony but my fav have has to be the GBA.

    that was the first console/handheld that made me think wow at I was at an age to understand fully.

    Plus it was RPG heaven.
    Last edited by Flame, May 11, 2016
  3. Gizametalman

    Gizametalman Banned

    Dec 18, 2015
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    I love playing with my wii. It has potential for Retro Gaming use Only. I've been playing a lot of Mame games, CPS2 games, Atari 2600 games and my all time favourite, Nintendo Game Boy games.
    Of course with the Virtual Console i can expand my Retro feelings, but my favorite system so far is my Whitey Wii. :)
    Just two weeks ago I was playing Pocket Gals, I thought it was going to be a nice Pool game, but oh no, so wrong I was... whenever I won, nice 8 bit titties were waiting for me... Hahahaha... so bizarre.
    But Im aware that of a certain hardcore game... Gal's Panic, which unfortunately my Whitey can't handle. Too much softcore porn... Yes Im a Weirdo, A mulatto,
    An albino, A mosquito, My libido Yeah!
  4. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater

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    Some mates of mine slag off my Retro gaming habit as ridiculous, saying the games only mean that much to me because of what was going on in my life at that time - most older folk remember their childhood fondly for instance...
    Of course I dismiss all that as utter bullshit, but it's kind of right: when I was 16-21 years old I'd left high school, passed my driving test and bought a car, started clubbing ....and that was the era of the SNES!
    So, to sum up, fukk knows what I'm going on about (I might've had a point when I started typing but it's long gone now - old age! :lol: )

    But yeah, long after my PS4 and XO have bit the dust, I'm 100% sure I'll still be firing up emulators and what have you for pretty much everything Atari 2600 onwards! :D But mostly SNES - probably the golden era of gaming for me, and not solely for the reason I was also doing stuff like banging the gf in the back of my first car at that time...
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  5. Mazamin

    Mazamin GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I think that nowadays buying an home console is not worth it, I mean, we can play almost every game on pc, and the compatibility is better. For example I can play a game released in 2005, and I will be able to play a game that will be released in 2018. Anyway the handheld is different. I prefer using my 3ds or my psp, even if my phone is better. And console hacking is really cool too :P.
    So my favorite consoles are wii, 3ds and psp. (yes, wii is an home console, but it has a really huge collection of games)
  6. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    I used my PSP as my retro master, played a lot of PS1 games as well as SNES and other stuff. I regret that I had some difficulty with GBA sometimes.
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  7. KingpinSlim

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    You might have a point. The Super Nintendo is my favorite, too.
    Nostalgia is always a factor. But i just purchased a PC Engine Duo (yesterday) and i love that one, too and back then i didn't even know that console existed. So it isn't JUST nostalgia.

    also EDIT: I don't necessarily think that games back then are better than games today.
    There were just MORE amazing games. Just look at the 90s and then start counting down all the amazing games released during that time on all those systems. No do the same for the period from 2000 to 2010. There won't be nearly as many. Games nowadays can easily be just as good or even better than games back then. There are just far less releases like that.
    Last edited May 11, 2016
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  8. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    naah, retro gaming isn't always tied with nostalgia.
    I grew up with only a PC (one hour a day only after doing my homework) and wasn't until I was older (14 yo) than I discovered the SNES and saw a N64 on person. The only things I knew before where the famiclones (the Nintendo Creation was extremely popular here) and an Atari 800XL (connected to a BW TV no less, my cousins had prohibited connecting it to any other TV because my uncles believed it could mess up something) that where clearly inferior to what a PC could offer.
    I played (and beat) Super Metroid for the first time when I was 20 and loved it.
    Same with many other games. Of course as I was a PC only gamer I had emulators but at the time was hard getting a hold of roms, missed many classics and I didn't even knew it was a emulator, I though was a program where you load game files or something, PCs where more complicated than consoles and I understood that one thing could spawn many others (Windows 3.1 for instance, you open a OS inside another OS).

    The retro games I played where actually good games, that was a good thing about old PC games, a whole lot of them where good.
    Jazz Jackrabbit
    Jill of the jungle
    Hocus Pocus
    Commander Keen
    Wacky Wheels
    Wolfenstein 3D
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Terminal Velocity
    In Search of Dr. Riptide

    Ok, I better stop there.
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  9. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    It has begun.
    You are becoming a crotchety old man.
    There is no turning back for you.
    Or, rather, there is only the turning back.
    There is no going forward for you.
    This is the beginning of the end.
    I will get off your lawn now.

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  10. KingpinSlim

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    You young whippersnappers with your newfangled youtubes and virtual realities!
    When i was a kid we called our tubes TV and we made our realities ourselves, by hand!

    PS: I noticed that over the last year Retro Gaming has turned from hobby to passion for me.
    I lie awake at night haunted by the systems i don't own, yet and the wonderful Everdrive products i am missing out on (I experience deep feelings of longing for Krikzz that i have not fully worked through, yet).

    It isn't just the popular systems i covet. Sometimes i lie awake at night, staring into the darkness and pondering about when i will finally own a Sega Saturn or an FM Towns Marty (here is an obscure one for you kids).

    The cost of of owning Retro Systems can be much higher than people might expect. You don't just need to purchase them, repair them, do maintenance, use special cleaning products, modify them for rgb and such... you also need to actually earn that much money in the first place. I earn quite a solid income if i say so myself, but... wow. It really, really isn't a hobby for people who aren't completely nuts. Emulators are free and work amazingly well, so why collect in the first place? I simply must be mental to honestly want to own an Atari Jaguar without being ironic about it.
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  11. laudern

    laudern GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It's not the cost of the system that is a detractor for me, it is the cost of the games.

    I have plenty of systems, but most are playing burnt games, Everdrive games or hacked systems to play roms.

    It doesn't have that same feeling as playing and displaying the original games, but I ain't no millionaire.
  12. KingpinSlim

    KingpinSlim Newbie

    I wouldn't even have anything close to the space i would need to display half of the games i wish to own.
  13. petethepug

    petethepug PUG

    May 2, 2016
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    Eh I kinda am so I will post here my favorites.

    I was born in 2001, so I have never really touched one until I was about 5 years old playing with a old DS, and some old PS2 - PS1 Games that were made in the 80's - 90's that mostly supported older TV's that contained lots of pixels that are noticed a lot.

    Frogger for the DS was really fun. Kinda boring but I liked that challenge when I was younger, but later got over it when I was about once I was on this Rainforest level, or something like that. Which was really challenging. I also played on a lot of older games such as some Retro Mario Kart, and this old PS1 Game which was a platformer. Kinda forgot what it was though :/.

    Eventually in 2008 I got a Wii for Christmas, and I got to play Super Mario Bros 2, and another game which was called Megaman 9.

    Sorry not much to offer here. I don't remember a lot xD.