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by English Invader
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

One of the things I most admire about the C64 is that the bog standard model held its own from around 1984 to 1993 and there was no need for any major hardware revisions or memory/processor upgrades. You bought a C64 and that was it. The C64 you bought for Impossible Mission was just as good for Ma...
by English Invader
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

One of the things I most admire about the C64 is that the bog standard model held its own from around 1984 to 1993 and there was no need for any major hardware revisions or memory/processor upgrades. You bought a C64 and that was it. The C64 you bought for Impossible Mission was just as good for May...
by English Invader
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

I'm really interested in seeing how this particular machine does over here. Unlike most of the plug and play retro consoles so far, it doesn't have the same organic nostalgia base due to the fact that the original console wasn't widely available. But it does have a reputation amongst enthusiasts as...
by English Invader
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sealed dreamcast game
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Sealed dreamcast game

It should also be noted that sealed Dreamcast games aren't a particularly rare or uncommon thing. When I started buying for the Dreamcast back in 2011, there was still a huge amount of NOS that you could buy very cheaply at the click of a mouse. You could pick up brand new controllers, VMUs, even co...
by English Invader
Sat May 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 46
Views: 1375

Re: Mega Drive Mini

I pre-ordered one from my local Smyths a couple of weeks ago. I already have several original Mega Drives around the house, an Everdrive MD, tons of original games and half a dozen systems capable of emulating the Mega Drive but there's something special and exciting about getting a brand new, offic...
by English Invader
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Expensive NES Clones
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Expensive NES Clones

I'm dubious about these. I recently picked up a Hyperkin Retron HD from my local Game at the knockdown price of £19.99 and it has a lot of features for the money: - upscales to 720p - switchable between 50 and 60 Hz - offers composite output for CRT - has original NES controller ports - comes with a...
by English Invader
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

I decided to hold out for the Switch in the end. In the meantime, I decided to get an original Wii in view of backwards compatibility with the GameCube and convenient support for RGB and component. I already have a good GC collection with more than enough games to take advantage of this. It'll also ...
by English Invader
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Re: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

I have a Wii U and loved that console but personally I'd get a Switch I can't afford a Switch for reasons detailed in the PS4 thread I posted in off-topic. The Wii U appeals because it can be had for in and around £100. I just want to know how internet dependant it is and whether it's likely to be ...
by English Invader
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?
Replies: 20
Views: 678

Is the Wii U still worth getting in 2019?

Following my recent frustrations with the PS4, I thought I'd consider some of the older(ish) systems that didn't do so well. I've heard good things about the Wii U and, while the public didn't take to it, most gamers who have given the system a chance can't speak highly enough. My only reservation i...
by English Invader
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 on Credit?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: PS4 on Credit?

As it turns out, it's all moot now anyway. Game turned me away because I don't have a driving licence or passport and they wouldn't accept my concessionary bus pass as photographic proof of my ID. The good news is that Asda are selling a PS4 Pro (just the hardware) for £249.99 so I might focus on ge...
by English Invader
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PS4 on Credit?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

PS4 on Credit?

I visited a local Game store today and found that I can buy a PS4 with a 1TB hard drive and RDR2 on what appear to be very favourable hire purchase terms. £24 a month over 12 months with a final total of £319 for a £279 item. £40 for a year's credit seems like a very good deal. The only thing that's...
by English Invader
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Renting videotapes
Replies: 160
Views: 8477

Re: Renting videotapes

I'm currently in the process of downsizing my Blu-Rays, HD-DVDs, DVDs and VHS to a more manageable level. My master plan is to have the lion's share of films in Blu-Ray and keep the legacy formats for films that are either unavailable on BR, have special features that are unavailable on BR, have a c...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Cex now selling Super Nes stuff
Replies: 77
Views: 2593

Re: Cex now selling Super Nes stuff

One system that's pleasantly surprised me on the PAL-NTSC front is the N64. When I got an Everdrive 64, I fully expected to have to shell out for an RGB modded, NTSC system to play imports but everything I've thrown at my off-the-shelf PAL console has run perfectly without issue. My Super Famicom is...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which Dreamcast?
Replies: 46
Views: 1117

Re: Which Dreamcast?

Enjoy!
by English Invader
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31625
Views: 728852

Re: What games/consoles have you bought this week??

I think the original Gameboy was a bit lardy and requiring 4 AA batteries is a bit of a downer (perhaps modded the battery life is improved, although possibly not given the original didn't have to power a backlight). I use NiMh rechargables and I get about 8 hours play. It still beats the crap out ...