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by Gren
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: SNES Mini Announced
Replies: 138
Views: 3431

Re: SNES Mini Announced

Wonder if the same hardware is powerful enough to also emulate N64.........*cough*..........
by Gren
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: SNES Mini Announced
Replies: 138
Views: 3431

Re: SNES Mini Announced

Didn't manage to get a pre-order, missed out by a few hours back when the they first went up. And since then it's been a bit of a pre-ordering shambles, with Nintendo seemingly happy to not commit units to any stores in volume. So, imagine my surprise when I managed to log onto ShopTo at lunchtime t...
by Gren
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your greatest gaming gamble
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Your greatest gaming gamble

Xmas 1983 got a speccy 16k and the amazing duo pack of Jetpac/Tranzam. Probably wasn't aware then of how lucky a games collection start that was! So in the January sales I decided to use some of my Xmas money to buy a new speccy game. With little knowledge, no mags (didn't start getting Crash until ...
by Gren
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay mag selling experience
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: Ebay mag selling experience

jdanddiet wrote:Where are you based Gren?
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

Gonna try the local facebook selling groups, and failing that the local hospice will apparently take any magazines.
Not sure the usual hospice browsers will be on the lookout for old videogames magazines though :lol:
by Gren
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay mag selling experience
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: Ebay mag selling experience

I sold some large items on eBay last year that were 'local collection only'. Furniture and large toys. With every single item I would get somebody ask if I would send them by courier. A bit irritating, but a least they asked first! Each time I politely refused, stating I did not have the time and r...
by Gren
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay mag selling experience
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Ebay mag selling experience

So I had my first experience of trying to sell on Ebay recently. I was having a big clear out, and decided to get rid of loads of magazines. I posted 2 listings - Issues 1-72 of GamesTM Approx 150 PC Gamer mags from Dec 1995 and the associated discs (and loads of other PC mag discs) I listed them as...
by Gren
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Top Ten Game Boy Advance games
Replies: 61
Views: 904

Re: Top Ten Game Boy Advance games

Not got a huge collection of GBA titles, so this is quite predictable:- Astro Boy Omega Factor Metroid Zero Mission Eye of the Beholder Doom Gradius Galaxies F-Zero Maximum Velocity Pokemon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Advance Wars Kurukuru Kururin Castlevania Surprised there's no more love for Kurukuru ...
by Gren
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the best top down army shooter?
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: What's the best top down army shooter?

Arcade Gunsmoke for me. Not seen a decent home conversion TBH... Don't really like Wild West stuff, but the music, atmosphere and visuals, together with the sublime 3-angle shooting mechanism, meant it was my favourite overhead shooter back in the arcades (and not a push-scroller like most of the ot...
by Gren
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best run and gun game?
Replies: 32
Views: 555

Re: Best run and gun game?

Contra for me, mainly 'cos of the amazing Super Probotector; which somehow I could complete back in the day :shock:

Big shout out for Green Beret as well - got seriously addicted to the arcade version after playing Joffa's excellent speccy version...
by Gren
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games/consoles rescued from the bin, rubbish/garbage tip etc
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: games/consoles rescued from the bin, rubbish/garbage tip

Back in 2004 I was taking some crap from the house to the local tip when I spotted a white Sega box standing up next to a skip full of electrical junk. There was nobody around, so I picked it up and took it back to my car rather guiltily! Once home I opened it up and found a mint original mark 1 Mas...
by Gren
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GBA flash cart / games
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: GBA flash cart / games

I think I'll wait for the GBA everdrive also. I had no idea that it was being worked on! Thanks for the heads up.

I have the SNES everdrive and it's a magnificent device ☺
by Gren
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GBA flash cart / games
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: GBA flash cart / games

I'm struggling to post the website link on android Firefox, getting some weird php errors. It's 3dscarduk.com I was going to buy one, but after getting part way through the order alarm bells started ringing. It's not a secure website first of all, and some of the card questions were odd! Think I'll ...
by Gren
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GBA flash cart / games
Replies: 10
Views: 181

GBA flash cart / games

Hi Finally got around to getting a GBA SP AGS-101 from eBay. I have a fair few GBA games that I never got around to playing that are boxed and pristine and I don't want to use the cartridges! So I'm looking at playing the games via flash cart if I can ☺ A quick Google shows that the EZ flash 4 is a ...
by Gren
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ps1 collecting thread?
Replies: 76
Views: 1021

Re: Ps1 collecting thread?

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm probably gonna get rid of most of the games en masse, except for a few of the shooters.

I guess I'm gonna have to go dig out my PS2 and see if any of the games still work :lol:
by Gren
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ps1 collecting thread?
Replies: 76
Views: 1021

Re: Ps1 collecting thread?

Good timing, this thread... Was already considering taking all my megadrive games to the Leeds market in February, and also a massive stash of late 80s and early 90s games mags. But then this also reminded me of the PS1 games that I acquired "accidentally" 9-10 years ago. And then again a couple of ...