"/vr/ - Retro Games" is 4chan's imageboard for discussing retro console video games and classic arcade games.
This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games. Retro gaming means consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games on platforms launched in 1999 and earlier. With the release of the 8th generation of consoles, the Sega Dreamcast will now be considered "retro", though the remainder of the sixth generation (Xbox, PS2, GameCube) will not.
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Emulation General Wiki About Mother 1/ Earthbound Beginnings or Zero. What is the best version to play, the GBA port with the old fantranslation or the "older" official shelved version? I am not unfamiliar with NES JRPGs, so difficulty or tedium isn't an issue for me. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mmBokE52kOu5DHPH630P4e1hr6I_u1On/view
Exposing the Blasto processing hoax For me it’s the retro classic, Paper Mario, the, dare I say it (now that the dust has settled), quintessential scotformer-adjacent marpig. Is this piece of shit worth picking up if I don't like Sanic?
What are some good gamegear games? ports welcome. Space Station Silicon Valley
Chameleon Twist 1 e 2
Goemon's Great Adventure
Rocket: Robot on Wheels
Pilot Wings 64
Neon Genesis Evangelion 64 From best to worst
Emulanium: Really easy to use, there are lots of games, u don't need to wait to download, just click
Retrostic:A really good one, but its behind Emulanium IMO
Rom Hustler:It would be one of the bests, but u have to wait a lot to download the roms u want
Love Roms: It works but doesn't have too many roms Space World Edition
Last thread: >>6696661
Main Gigaleaks doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/176d5yx2GtWDudFNQW4mJC8QYE1B4uJdhk0HD45nandU/preview?pru=AAABc6glni8*Nod1apmLlYQx_yaFwqa_nA
Gigaleak stuff that's been processed and put together to make it easier for people to look through and use.
Some Anon's collab playlist
Gigaleak's PLY and textures
Uncle Cucko's Gigaleaks Discovery MegaDoc (fuck the one that was ruined): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jgFww7DE3lwVeZ3THkt7PI-Ci4Tm-sgjcQ1F-ENqR1I/edit?usp=sharing
Rundowns, Thread links, and (Broken) Download links: https://pastebin.com/XyRs7Qkf
New finding drive https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1odcOwqYIn8JoWXsuM_oGNaTeiMbRVQD7?usp=sharing
Filthy, filthy Argonaut e-mails: https://pastebin.com/0m0Fs0Xw
Star Fox leaks rundown w/downloads: https://pastebin.com/7mawb4FN
.sou Anon’s “Prerelease Asset Insertion” patch for SM64 (makes it look and sound like the Space World ‘95 demo): https://anonfiles()com/j8U6O9L8o7/Super_Mario_64_Prerelease_Asset_Insertion_zip >literally, and I cannot stress this enough, LITERALLY, the same game every single time
Why do shmupfags act superior to fans of platformers, fighting games and even the dreaded jarpig in spite of this?
Furthermore, why do coomlectors blow at least 100 on every generic 5th-gen/DC shmup, especially considering the best game in the genre (Touhou) is absolutely free? DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6693668
Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports
All other retro FPS welcome
~~ Let's post like gentlemen ~~
SO YOU WANT TO PLAY SOME FUCKING DOOM
(or Quake, Duke, Marathon, Thief, Deus Ex)
-Album of infographics with setup information and user-made content recommendations
Same thing, but in video format:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGj4gXyCzg0 [Embed] [Embed] [Embed] [Embed] [Embed] [Embed] [Embed]
IWADs and more (>6 GB): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B47V8l2eVZKxRU82S3JkZkdBRXM
Quake pastebin (2016-06-22): http://pastebin.com/XjBHDRFw
Downloads for various /vr/ shooters. (Includes Doom, Quake, Douk, Blood, and more)
More /vr/ shooters
Doom RPG series
== INFO/LINKS ==
OFFICIAL DOOM WIKI
WHERE TO FIND WADS
== /VR/DOOM COMMUNITY ==
MAKING NEW THREADS PROPERLY
https://pastebin.com/aiEgdB3K what are some good doomer retro games? When you think of retro gaming, what retro classics immediately spring to mind? Is it Ocarina of Time, Perfect Dark and Half Life? Or is it, in fact, Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden and Final Fight?
3D is not retro. Now that the dust has settled, which edition of Gotta Catch ‘Em All! would you say provided the, dare I say it, quintessential first-generation porpig experience? How does this port compare to the original? Any quality of life enhancements? Why would Ganon make her fat instead of depowering her? Starting to think she wasn't being honest. Here is a cool clip on the launch of the playstation, and state of things in europe 95. Apparently even back then some people already knew that Sony is full of shit:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/sony_playstation/z6sw8xs What's on Pac-Man's mind? >released in 2000
What's the deal with Fire Emblem: Thracia 776? Was SNES seriously still popular up to the year 2000 or was it in some kind of development hell and took forever to complete? - Have to lift/cut eight IC-legs
- Quick-Solder-Board with about 20 (18?) solderpoints
- Have to remove a resistor near the CPU-clock and connect a wire from its pad to the QSB (why would it need that?)
- have to modify the case
Installation of PS1Digital and Xstation, timecode starts at Xstation-installation: https://youtu.be/uZTMTG267II?t=862 (Trigger-Warning: Usual Voultar-blah)
Sure beats cutting three traces. well that was fun, what should I play next? After just discovering this, I realized the original three Spyros were so much better. Is the general consensus 1 > 2 > 3? I played 1 and 2 as a kid but never had 3. >made the best platformers, beat 'em ups, VS fighters, maze games, overhead run 'n guns, survival/horror, JRPGs, and VNs
Is Capcom, dare I say, the best classic games developer? Ace wo Nerae on Super Famicom post and discuss the comfiest console & it's games! Starting with an obvious one. I miss the days before the Aeon Genesis release of SMT: If...
It was just nice having something to look forward to, and that Ghidion would take the bait on asking him when it'd be done made it twice as fun.
Now that it's out, it's just so, bleh. The proto-persona vibe is neat, but honestly I'd rather Ghidion had trashed If... and continued with the NES game translation. Shame we'll never see that in English thanks to the godawful SNES remakes.
Also, SMT general. >just bought a mister for the input delay
You people lied to me. Can't believe I fell for the anti-emulator shills. I know the thing has barely any games worth playing, but I can't help but think the PC-FX is one of the most aesthetically pleasing consoles ever. I'm a sucker for the PC tower design and it doesn't hurt that all the games come in big Genesis-style boxes Do you prefer RE1 or its remake? Besides this overrated piece of shit. This is the greatest n64 game. fuck Mario Madness, this is MARIO MANIA Is there a front light solution, like a premium LED worm light, that isn't an internal one that fades the screen colors, or a house lamp, or the sun?
Not looking for a backlight mod, I want to keep it all original. Also for $50 the mod costs I could just buy a GBA SP or PSP and load it with roms. Now that the dust has settled, can we agree that it was, dare I say it, the quintessential retro game console? Okay, this is a stupid question and I feel bad killing a thread for this, but I just learned about the Loopy, and I want to know how much data the carts could store in comparison to a Genesis or Super Nintendo. I can't seem to find that info anywhere. Does anyone here know? >not using shaders
Why aren’t you experiencing retro games in the most authentic way possible? One of the most shocking and unexpected moments in retro gaming was when Sonic the Hedgehog came to a Nintendo platform. SO HERE I AM
Spyro thread. 1 is the best https://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=20638 Pic related. I hear wiis are pretty solid as far as emulation in native resolution support for crts go. Thoughts? Inb4 emulation is garbage. Waiting on 4's english patch edition. What boxed NES/SNES/Game Boy games do you have in your collection? How do you feel about 50Hz games? It seems like there’s no upside to the PAL format when it comes to retro games, as hardly any of them took advantage of the higher resolution, all while being limited to 50Hz. It's not that bad if you ignore the bad parts There's nothing more fun than wasting hours bombing every wall and floor tile as well as shooting every inch of the ceiling so you don't miss any upgrades. Fuck this game. About to get my first CRT, I'm looking for one that isn't heavy and that's less than 23 inches.
Which one should I get and where should I get it? What is the best N64 controller option? The originals? Steel Sticks? Retro-Bit Tribute 64s? Hyperkin Admirals? Retro Fighters Brawlers? Hori Mini Pads? RaphNet adapters?
A lot of time and research has gone into N64 controllers, yet 20+ years later there's still no cut and dry answer it seems. Personally I'm okay with the shape and feel of everything, but the sticks are very inconsistent, and a reliable solution would make the play experience more enjoyable.
What does /vr/ think? Post yours so I can laugh at how small it is compared to mine. I've been thinking about replaying OoT. Any suggestions on ways to spice it up? This comes out in English this month.
Are you gonna play it? http://www.snkmvsx.com/index.html
50 included games (no Neo Turf Masters) Why do you think its popularity has lessened so much? Sure the early games are dated but the later stuff and a lot of the homebrew is super impressive. This game aged like fucking milk it's trash and proof Rare was always overrated and shit. Why are N64 games so overhyped?
For example Banjo Kazooie is an extremely mediocre run of the mill platform game but people act like it's the second coming of Christ what gives? post official, authentic art of retro games >/vr/ developed a game
Can homebrew collab save this board? Will he ever come back /vr/? Now that the dust has settled, how does /vr/ feel about "The Super Mario Bros. 4 in 1 Game Pak" on the SNES? At what point does collecting just become mindless gluttony and consooming?
https://youtu.be/RbnRsYQxkFg Go this coming in the mail. Whats it like? I've only played Kirby's Dreamland for the gameboy.
How does it compare to the Scotformers? Maybe it's just me, but this game's controls are slippery. >Limp Bizkit endorsed the Dreamcast
No wonder it died. Fuck SEGA. *has the best platformers, metroidvanias, run-and-gun, survival horror, stealth, beat-em-ups, shmups, aesthetics, and music in your path* First time ever playing a Final Fantasy game, and it is a translation of the original FFIV release in Japan. But, desu, it is kinda hard to take the story seriously when SO MANY fantasy and mythological elements exist in the story.
It's like tv show True Blood when it first came out, it was sooo cool with vampires n; shit then all of a sudden they started introducing werewolves, pixies, fairies, shape-shifters. It ruined the plausability of the already fictitious universe the story is taking place in. It pushes the limits of suspension of disbelief.
Like, for all I know, a freaking unicorn is going to pop out of nowhere at the end of the story, resurrect everyone in the name of friendship and save the day.
TL;DR What the fuck were they thinking? >1 guy
>made by ONE guy
>still puts all modern indie shmups aside from crimzon clover to shame
How the fuck did he do it lads?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HO5aMd1Osk Personally for me I feel the Amiga 500 was the crown jewel of computer gaming machines, it sold a ton of units, it has a gigantic game library and it produced some of the best demo's and cracktro's ever seen, it really was a wonderful machine and magical time owning one back in the late 80's (I still have mine ).
My question however is just how good was this machine, could it really produce vertually arcade perfect conversions depending on the game.
We've had some cracking conversions on it such as Operation Thunderbolt, Rainbow Islands, Rodland, Ghosts 'n goblins, Pang just to name a few but what about all the dreadful conversions we were given (many at the hands of U.S.Gold), could they have been converted better with the hardware the Amiga 500 had to offer epsecially with 1 mb?!
I personally would like to see if the Amiga could convert the likes of Street Fighter 1, Double Dragon and Outrun but could the Amiga 500 get close?! I'm sure it could certainly get closer than the crud we were given.
It still is an amazing machine. Sometimes revisiting old things isn't a good idea, but now that I have my hands on an Amiga 500 again, I'm astonished at how it holds up. And mine (as was back in the day) is stock other than a 512k upgrade.
The games are fluid and fun, and I've not even got back into the production side of things yet.
Show me a games console from the late 80's/early 90's that allow you to make your own graphics, music, sound, animations, games.
Continue in the next post Sonic Adventure is a terrifying game. Are the Game Boy black and white visuals peak soul? I'm putting together a list of games for the NES, SNES, and some other systems like the Sega Master System and Atari consoles. What games can I not do without and what are some hidden gems? Has anyone seen this before?
I have a SFC, apparently this thing plays gb and gbc games as well. Wondering if any of you have used it The game was a mining game that was 2D, pixel art style, and the character you played used a combination of conveyors and pipes to extract resources from the ground.
I have been looking for the past 5 hours for this, and no it is not Factorio, this is an old ass game.
Attached is my best mental recollection of said game. Is it a Scottish platformer? Can Kid Icarus be considered a Nintendo scotformer? I noticed that the vertical scrolling element is similar to Super Mario Bros 2 USA: Mario Madness (also know as Doki Doki Panic) How did this turn out good yet Pro Skater 4 on PS1 was a let down? What the fuck was his problem? http://deathgenerator.com/#sq3
aaaayyyyyyyyyyy (again) Just bought an N64 and Everdrive X7 for
my wife, who just wants to git better at Smash. I was a SEGA autist, so what are some good, under-the-radar single-player games? I have a high tolerance for wonk, so long as there's something redemptive about the game (gameplay, novelty, aesthetics, etc.). There's this old PC game I used to play as a kid, it was a 3D horror game of sorts, there was a medieval torture rack a guy would be strapped to on the main menu, does anyone know it's name? What are your favourite retro soundtracks?
Do you think less is more and modern games could maybe benefit from having only a handful of sounds to work with? Gee, it sure is boring around here 1999 was an insane year for collectathons you had Donkey Kong 64, Croc 2, Spyro, Rayman 2 but one game always has just stuck out to me, Gex 3. Gex 3 is one unlike any other for example, mario 64, don’t get me wrong it’s a great game but think of the levels; mainly mountains and other nature themed areas with simply objectives of getting stars or racing. In Gex 3 the levels are so much more varied one second you’re going through a fuckin anime level then a greek mythology level and then yeah you’re a fucking pirate. Western, army, mystery, fucking ancient egypt and a few more. Yet despite these levels being so varied it never feels directionless like they didn’t know a theme to go for, it all feels cohesive and the world map is essentially a level in and of itself with secrets and collectables just to give the game more content and you actually want to collect the fly coins and the secret coins to unlock more levels. I’ll admit the shortcomings are mainly the camera and lack of varied movement but I think the simple run, jump, and tail whip attack are just all you need for a blast of a platformer. Gex handles very well and probably my favorite of this era, the camera never needs much input from the player and the movement with the playstation dpad is just amazing and feels great, you don’t want to play this with a stick you need to use a dpad it’s fluid as hell. The objectives in each level are great too and they perfectly compliment Gex’s movement, it’s more than getting to point a to b like in mario, as do a race or blast this wall. In Gex you’re doing actual levels each time and at the end you feel like you know this world like the back of your dick because you’ve been exploring all it’s had to offer. It’s a very linear experience you get the objectives and you win but isn’t that what games are? It essentially could just be a 2D platformer as the only 3D thing about the game is well the fact it’s three dimensional but Can zombies even be considered “evil” beings? There is no inherent malice or intent to make others suffer, they are just undead automatons seeking flesh. I wouldn’t consider those zombies to have any evil traits, myself. I recently played through Ocarina of Time and I realized something. I figured something out about Jabu Jabu, which changes the whole tone of the game, for me anyway.
I had just gotten inhaled by Jabu Jabu when it hit me. When Jabu Jabu had Link inside his mouth, he also had Link's dick and balls in his mouth. Having a dick and balls in your mouth makes you gay. So I'm 99% certain Jabu Jabu is a fag whale, which pretty much ruined the game for me. I was so disgusted I threw the game in the garbage. I'm looking for more games like SonSon, Hi no Tori, and Sin & Punishment to play. As bad as the 32x was, at least it was not a Supergrafx level of trainwreck. Is the Neo Geo AES worth the high price? >best gameplay
>contrarians still say shit like 9 or 5 is better Replaying TR1 after what seems to be 19 years... Can't wait to play through the entire classic franchise.
What's your favorite? What about least favorite? >the only actually retro 6th gen console is also the only good one from 6th gen
Based Sega. Show me some /vr/ Battle Chests. Let's have a thread for a genre that doesn't get enough love.
I've heard The Longest Journey is very underrated, is it worth a try?
What are some of your favorites? Does a good flash cart exist for this thing? What's the best romset for retro home computers? No-Intro is woefully incomplete. Literally the best version of this game. I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't made a follow up based on SMB 2 or 3. I'm honestly just angry about the fact my childhood wasn't as good as the average japanese or american kid. Even third world shitskins had a better childhood than me with their famiclones, I had to settle for horrible arcade ports done by amateur 13 year olds on the Spectrum. But I have ingrained nostalgia for it. I have ingrained nostalgia for shit. And am conditioned to hate anything Nintendo by default, preventing me from honestly enjoying some games from developers I like, such as Capcom and Konami, just because they're on Nintendo hardware.
I hate being me. I hate being british. how about a Rayman 2 thread, which is absolutely retro? it came out on the n64 in 1999. I played the psx version back then, and i recently discovered about the unlockable Rayman 2 2D demo inside of it What's the best looking (3D) game on each platform?
>PS1: Metal Gear or Gran Turismo 2
>N64: World Driver Championship or CBFD
>Saturn: Burning Rangers Thoughts on the Gameboy Camera and printer? I thought it was a huge disappointment and waste of money. I wish I had not bought one. Silly question: Which size of game boxes do you prefer? I do think that big boxes and long CD cases are cool, but I hardly have any free space for them, so I would probably choose something really small like the Famicom game boxes. No friends edition.
HOMM/MM pastebin: https://pastebin.com/6G9B1cMA
previous >>>6600248 Is this the first game with a day and night cycle? Serious question. Do you know any earlier examples of this? How can I make sure my N64 and it's cartridges wont die any time soon Why is this classic game neglected in modern times? Kids don't even know about Titus the Fox. Magic Shandalar thread.
>Where do I get the 2016 version?
>the aspect ratio is ugleh
enter the Shandalar.ini and search for "resolution" in there - and change the Default = 2 and Window = 2 from 0
What's your deck like? Mine is black/white :) ITT: Cancelled ports of retro video games The world is map is objectively the worst part of mario 3 and world and heres why. It’s essentially padding and a super glorified world map. Sure in mario 3 it serves the purpose of being a weird board game with mini games and stuff in between but those mini games are things completely unrelated to mario, a good way to fix this would be to replace the match games and the same repetitive hammer bros game with platforming sections testing your skill, this not only compliments the actual game but fits. In world there’s just no excuse, secrets and hidden levels can be done in a way like mario 1 where you find the secret and you just go to it. For star road you find the hidden exit and get to play that level, simply as is. There is no reason to take you out of the game for a world map to play the game it’s just needless and is anything took the devs time to implement a changing overworld and make all of those sprites to fufill the purpose of looking nice. All it is is a menu with a mario skin over it and it just rubs me the wrong way. The world maps in these games also show a turning point in the design philosophy of these games, they were obviously becoming more for everyone and more accessible and a world map allowing you to save progress and have a hub to be in is a clear example of this. But the thing is the fact it’s meant for everyone doesn’t mean they have to make the game worse because of it, the game shouldn’t suffer because it wants to be more marketable and it’s just kinda bullshit. Bof1 came out on switch some time ago and I've been seeing a lot of people discovering and enjoying it!
It was my baby first jRPG and I tought that I only liked it so much because of nostalgia googles, but with this new phenomena, we can agree that for a barebones turn-your-brain-off weeb jRPG, Bof1 aged very well.
Like, the second maybe has a good story but the Repelent item not working is just a massive blow to it's gameplay.
And thinking back to it, they implemented some metroidvania elements in BoF1 very well, I must say. I did the N64 list now Im doing a snes one because I feel a lot of ppl are losing some games that they might have a lot of fun. So here it is:
Rocko's modern life
Aero the acrobat 2
Out to lunch
Bugs bunny Rabbit rampage
Flintstones treasure of Sierra Madrock
Great circus mystery starring Mickey and Minnie
Tiny toons buster busts loose
Kirby's dreamland 3
Magical quest starring Mickey mouse
Ninja Gaiden Trligoy
Out of this world
Jurassic park II
Super valis IV
Prince of persia
Super turrican 2
Super star wars
Super return of the jedi
Super empire strikes back
The Great Battle 1-5
Super Ninja Kun
The Great Battle Franchise
Jungle no Ouja Tar-chan
Pokonyan! Henpokorin Adventure
The Amazing Spider-man: Lethal Foes
Kishin Douji Zenki
Go Go Ackman1,2,3
Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun
Chou Genjin 2
Hameln no Violin Hiki
Donald Duck no Mahou no Boushi
Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibouken
Mickey to Donald Magical Adventure 3
Ganbare Goemon 2,3,Kirakira Douchuu
Rockman & Forte
Gegege no Kitarou: Fukkatsu! Tenma Daiou
Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer-senshi!
Nintama Rantarou 2
Nintama Rantarou 3
Nintama Rantarou special
Super Wagyan Land
Super Wagyan Land 2
Gunforce R-zone thread, lets discuss the most underrated console Looking at Newegg under Retro Video Game Consoles, are these for real or are they Chinese knock off clones that are pirating content from Nintendo and other former game companies?
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100021788&isdeptsrh=1 Do you keep a record of the games you played and/or completed? How many Hz does Donkey Kong run at? Why is this game so hard? Are these worth it? I play the NES games on Switch all the time. Help me out with games; the recommended lists have like 1000 entries Were you able to get a Gameboy Color the year it launched? I remember they were impossible to find in the stores around Christmas time due to an earthquake in Japan or something like that. Where was the S.S. Anne supposed to sail to? It's completely boxed in. Say something nice about this device. I just odered physical copies of Resident Evil 2 and DOOM 64
Just wanted to keep you guys in the loop Why is this game so hated here? I know it's overrated, but it's still a decent game overall. I've been expanding my Game Boy collection in preparation for the release of the Analogue Pocket, and I am wondering if it would be wise for me to just preemptively remove the old batteries inside of each cartridge, even if they're still saving? I have copies of the Oracle games from back when I was a child that are still saving, but I assume this won't last for much longer, but I'm technically incompetent and just wanted to make sure this would be wise before I start figuring out how to solder. Is this the ugliest game ever made? What the fuck was going on with that art direction? >At the time of the Saturn's release, Famicom Tsūshin awarded it 24 out of 40, higher than the PlayStation's 19 out of 40. This is genuinely one of the most passionate and soul-filled games I've ever played. Everything about it is top notch, and there's no wonder to how it still has managed to have an impact on people all these years later. I think if I had to take one specific game as an example for "fun", it would have to be this. Did you prefer the Nintendo Nes or the Super Snes? I got a Saturn and ODE but Radiant Silvergun, Burning Rangers, and the Dragon game have pretty much been letdowns. Is game any good? Or any other recommendations?
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