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Author:  zaphod79 [ Tue Feb 11, 2020 18:13 ]
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Long thread on Vagrant Story (PS1)

https://twitter.com/dreamboum/status/12 ... 3000467457



Author:  zaphod79 [ Fri Feb 14, 2020 15:10 ]
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Not watched but will :

https://twitter.com/GameStoreDoc/status ... 6702000128



Author:  zaphod79 [ Mon Feb 17, 2020 15:50 ]
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https://twitter.com/BillLange1968/statu ... 6006103043



Author:  Squirt [ Mon Feb 17, 2020 18:32 ]
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That was really interesting! Thanks, zaphod79!

Author:  zaphod79 [ Mon Feb 24, 2020 14:15 ]
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https://twitter.com/GamingAlexandri/sta ... 5534630913




https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/202 ... -magazine/

Author:  zaphod79 [ Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:18 ]
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https://twitter.com/SimonParkin/status/ ... 6664232961



Author:  Dimrill [ Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:09 ]
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Everyone loves Wrestlefest, of course. So I was excited to see RetroMania is close to release.


Author:  TheVision [ Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:23 ]
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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.

Author:  Dimrill [ Tue Feb 25, 2020 13:02 ]
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I'm only worried that C*lt Caba*a's in it. Who is deplorable.

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:25 ]
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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?


Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:31 ]
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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

outer box https://postimg.cc/MvQZy71G

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:40 ]
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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.

Author:  DavPaz [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:31 ]
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Maybe it was disk only?

Author:  devilman [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 17:56 ]
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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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sonic.jpg


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

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Author:  devilman [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 17:56 ]
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Oops.. didn't realise those images were quite so large when I downloaded them :D

Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 18:07 ]
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I'm surprised you didn't link the afterburner climax environmental cab ;-)

https://www.segaarcade.com/games/after- ... eluxe.html

Author:  devilman [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 18:11 ]
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I see that the Used section has Luigi's Mansion Arcade too


Author:  romanista [ Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:52 ]
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zaphod79 wrote:
https://twitter.com/SimonParkin/status/1231870686664232961


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

Author:  zaphod79 [ Sun Mar 08, 2020 21:48 ]
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Author:  zaphod79 [ Tue Mar 10, 2020 17:59 ]
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https://gamehistory.org/where-in-north- ... -sandiego/

Quote:
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.

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 13:59 ]
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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.

Author:  TheVision [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 14:04 ]
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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?

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 15:33 ]
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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.

Author:  Dimrill [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 15:38 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
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!

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 16:42 ]
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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?

Author:  Dimrill [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 16:46 ]
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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.

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 16:53 ]
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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.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 16:55 ]
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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 ?

Author:  Dimrill [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 17:09 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
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.

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 17:13 ]
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Yes, I’m inside your mind now. WooHoooHooooOooooOoooOooooOoo doubt yourseeeellllf oooooOooOoooooOoOoOoooooOoo.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 18:00 ]
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Dimrill wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
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

Quote:
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.

Author:  Dimrill [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 18:03 ]
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I am smell.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 18:13 ]
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Image

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

Quote:
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

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 21:08 ]
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Nah, it’s Double Dragon 3, that’s just inserting more coins for more lives.

Author:  Zardoz [ Wed Mar 11, 2020 22:47 ]
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Mmmm... Wardner.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Sun Mar 15, 2020 20:39 ]
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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)


Author:  romanista [ Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:24 ]
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Diving into the pacman logo

https://twitter.com/365ofpac/status/124 ... 39428?s=21

Author:  zaphod79 [ Thu Apr 16, 2020 13:35 ]
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Quote:
TurboGrafx-16 Mini Review: Not Just for Retro Nostalgia, But Retro Discovery


https://www.usgamer.net/articles/turbog ... um=twitter

Author:  Satsuma [ Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:41 ]
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The original Street Fighter sucks an inordinate amount of dick. Took me 30 minutes to get to the fifth character who just wipes you out in two hits. And why the fuck can’t you block some moves from some characters? I can’t fathom how this managed to even get a second instalment.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Mon Apr 20, 2020 20:32 ]
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https://twitter.com/EricChahi/status/12 ... 6609825794



Author:  Satsuma [ Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:05 ]
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Salamander/Life Force (what a crap Western title. Tch) (I’m sure that the C64 was called Salamander though? Ah well, anyway...) doesn’t have ANY continues at all? Fucking fuck me.

BUT it does have speech! I thought I was tripping on LSD again but no, it does actually say “Entering the Kidney Zone!” and “cannot destroy Kidney Stones”.

Author:  Joans [ Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:33 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
Salamander/Life Force (what a crap Western title. Tch) (I’m sure that the C64 was called Salamander though? Ah well, anyway...) doesn’t have ANY continues at all? Fucking fuck me.

BUT it does have speech! I thought I was tripping on LSD again but no, it does actually say “Entering the Kidney Zone!” and “cannot destroy Kidney Stones”.


From memory, the computer versions were called Salamander, but the NES version was called Life Force. I'm sure wikipedia probably knows why.
Presumably the same reason as Nemesis/Gradius?

Author:  romanista [ Mon May 04, 2020 15:49 ]
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History of Your Sinclair https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020 ... r-sinclair

Author:  Trooper [ Mon May 04, 2020 17:17 ]
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Which one? I've had three.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed May 06, 2020 21:42 ]
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Arcade game reviews from various 80's game magazines

https://www.solvalou.com/arcade/reviews

Author:  Satsuma [ Wed May 06, 2020 22:14 ]
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zaphod79 wrote:
Arcade game reviews from various 80's game magazines

https://www.solvalou.com/arcade/reviews


Now this is cool AF. There’s a Your Sinclair review of Afterburner which says “at a pound a pop it’s a bit expensive”. Man, I remember when arcades started jacking up the price for these huge hydraulic machines!

(On the same page Operation Wold says 30p a go or 5 goes for a quid... ahh those were the days).

Author:  Joans [ Thu May 07, 2020 8:14 ]
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20p, 3 for 50p and 7 for £1.
Even better, we went on holiday in June once, and everything was 10p a go because it was out of season.

Author:  Satsuma [ Mon May 11, 2020 9:13 ]
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R-Type the anime?


Author:  Satsuma [ Mon May 11, 2020 9:15 ]
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Blimey the same chap did one for Star Wars. This style is über slick & sexy!


Author:  mrak [ Mon May 11, 2020 15:25 ]
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Dimrill wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
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.


Spook! The only place I've ever seen a Wardner machine was the family room at the old Lyons holiday camp (now part of the Lyons Robin Hood site) circa 1990.

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