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Long thread on Vagrant Story (PS1)

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That was really interesting! Thanks, zaphod79!


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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I love Wrestlefest and I've been watching this since I heard of it's release. I'm a bit dubious though on the fact that it looks, well... a bit shit.


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On my travels around the internet I came across an alleged C64 port of the Simpsons Arcade. It looks amazing but I’d never even heard of a port to the trusty breadbin. I’ve tried to find details about it, like, in what region it was released or a picture of the original box/tape/insides but I’m none the wiser. I used to love the arcade OG like pretty much everyone and I was a C64 owner so I’m surprised I’d never heard of it until 30 years later after it’s supposed release. Does anyone remember this at all?



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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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I don't but from looking online it seems it was a US only release

https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=76836

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That’ll be why then - I didn’t think it had come to the U.K. I’m surprised that someone like US Gold didn’t try and bring it over here given how great it looks but maybe it was a mess of licenses with Konami and the Simpsons or maybe the C64 just wasn’t viable in 1991. Presumably most people had moved onto the Amiga.


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Maybe it was disk only?


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Today I discovered the Sega Arcade website where you can buy various arcade machines. Their Home Games section seems rather optimistic about what they consider 'home-ready', like the 75" screen of Centipede
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or maybe the twin Sonic Racers game

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I do like the look of the House of the Dead cabinet though

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Oops.. didn't realise those images were quite so large when I downloaded them :D

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I'm surprised you didn't link the afterburner climax environmental cab ;-)

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I see that the Used section has Luigi's Mansion Arcade too


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I was in Chernobyl last year. It did have an amusement park, but alas, no arcade..

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Where in North Dakota is Carmen Sandiego?

You all know Carmen Sandiego, but do you know about her most obscure caper? Back in 1989 – somewhere between her jetsetting adventures Where in Europe and her chrono-conquest in Where in Time, Carmen took an odd detour to the Peace Garden State – North Dakota.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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I reckon I’ve found the first ever micro transaction in a game: Double Dragon 3. It charged you money for power ups right from the first shop.


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Does Gauntlet count? That charged you for more health as you went along or would that just be considered a way of continuing?


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That’s more of a continue rather an MTX I’d say. Double Dragon charged money for power ups to make the game easier.


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I reckon I’ve found the first ever micro transaction in a game: Double Dragon 3. It charged you money for power ups right from the first shop.


Pah. Wardner/Pyros did that a whole three years earlier! You smell!

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Tch. I meant games people had actually heard of!

EDIT: mind you, just watched a very brief playthrough and didn’t see any MTXalikes in the shops. What was the MTX aspect?


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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you don't get to a shoppe until quite a far way in where you can pay for cloaks and health potions.

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Shops are at the end of each level and you pay in gold you collect in the game from what I saw. There’s not many videos of it but this is what I was looking at. Doesn’t show any requests for more coins. https://youtu.be/rysPHiaD6jE I’m not saying your wrong or nowt, just couldn’t see what you’re referring to.


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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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From memory Double Dragon 3 started you off as a normal fighter and the first shop is pretty much straight away and you can pay coins or lives to get buffed up
So you put your 20p in - went to the shop - used your spare 2 lives to buff you to a more powerful character and then only had 1 life , or you could put 10p more in to get that in the shop directly

I do remember it being a bit of a rip off at the time.

Wardner has the shop but i did not think you could pay real money for it - just coins you earned in game ?


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Shops are at the end of each level and you pay in gold you collect in the game from what I saw. There’s not many videos of it but this is what I was looking at. Doesn’t show any requests for more coins. https://youtu.be/rysPHiaD6jE I’m not saying your wrong or nowt, just couldn’t see what you’re referring to.


You're making me doubt myself now. I'm sure I remember pumping mor coin in for stuff. It was 30 years ago at Prestatyn Pontins though.

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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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 Post subject: Re: Arcade Games & Random Gaming Nostalgia
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Shops are at the end of each level and you pay in gold you collect in the game from what I saw. There’s not many videos of it but this is what I was looking at. Doesn’t show any requests for more coins. https://youtu.be/rysPHiaD6jE I’m not saying your wrong or nowt, just couldn’t see what you’re referring to.


You're making me doubt myself now. I'm sure I remember pumping mor coin in for stuff. It was 30 years ago at Prestatyn Pontins though.


You may just be thinking of pumping more money in to continue playing (continue play for extra credits has been in games from much further back)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardner_(video_game) - Warnder page - no details of pay to buy stuff in shops

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Dr ... etta_Stone

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At the start of certain stages, players will have access to an item shop where they can purchase in-game power-ups such as faster attack speed or new moves by using real money. The item selection vary between stages and each one cost a single credit.


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Article about continue screens :

https://www.denofgeek.com/games/the-ori ... ue-screen/

First game they list to have one is Fantasy from 1981

However I have another possible answer for Sat's microtransactions

Gorf let you insert *two* coins and start with more ships and it came out in 1981

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorf

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Before starting a new game, players can buy up to seven additional lives by purchasing more credits; an extra life is also granted after clearing the first five missions


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Nah, it’s Double Dragon 3, that’s just inserting more coins for more lives.


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Way after my time and i guess more American than anything people here would have seen but interesting video about Nick's arcade (Nickelodeon video show using Amiga and motion capture from 1991)



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