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by English Invader
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GBA/GBA SP backlit screen mod
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: GBA/GBA SP backlit screen mod

The SP already has a backlight (one of the main selling points for the console when it was released). My understanding is that the backlight mod for the GBC or the GBA involves taking one from an SP to get a blurry image and reduced battery life. Pass. I've been very happy with the backlight, bivert...
by English Invader
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?
Replies: 52
Views: 1703

Re: Ebay is flooded with repros. Can anything be done?

Recently been dragged into this world, proud owner of no fakes mainly because the games that I normally get are not or wont be faked, in general. However purchase pokemon games recently and all seem legit but having a hard job deciding if my pokemon platinum box is faked. Its an EU version, has a h...
by English Invader
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31781
Views: 745505

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

As indicated in the PC Engine thread, I pre-ordered my first mini. The other minis haven't done it for me but the prospect of a whole new system with a new set of games to explore is very exciting. I haven't had that kind of joy since I discovered the XBox 360 back in 2016 (cue music from 2001: a Sp...
by English Invader
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Pre-ordered today. So excited about this.
by English Invader
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given a 2DS XL
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Just been given a 2DS XL

I still think he may be ok to delete it if MK7 came with the system when new, though obviously he'd do so at his own risk. Best to search the web for a definitive answer first. The console is black and green as you described earlier and, just to clarify, I always assume caveat emptor when seeking a...
by English Invader
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Just been given a 2DS XL
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Just been given a 2DS XL

This was a very generous gift from my father and stepmother. It's used with 4 games (Super Mario Maker, Pokemon Ultramoon and Miitopia on cards and Mario Kart 7 on the Micro-SD card). The hardware seems to be working fine and I've had a lot of fun with it this afternoon. One drawback is that online ...
by English Invader
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Mega Drive Mini
Replies: 57
Views: 2931

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Yes, I'm just wondering unless you are a collector of mini systems, who is this aimed at? The casual retro fans probably already have the At games machines or a collection for another console...and Sega have devalued their own product over the years with the releases up until this, their own mini s...
by English Invader
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Less known retro computers to discover
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Less known retro computers to discover

Commodore VIC-20 - this is one I have personal experience of; I've been a member of Denial since 2009 and the proud owner of a Mega-Cart. One of the best systems around for small, single screen Atari 2600 style arcade games with exceptional ports, intelligent clones and original concepts; also has a...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: No Sign of RG in Shops
Replies: 4
Views: 257

No Sign of RG in Shops

None of the newsagents in my local area have received this month's issue of RG. My friend is a subscriber and has his copy but the news stand edition is nowhere to be seen (I believe it was supposed to be available on Wednesday?). What's the deal?
by English Invader
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad Speccy C64 - hit squad range
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Amstrad Speccy C64 - hit squad range

I'm more nostalgic about the Hit Squad games for the Atari ST (they also did them for the Amiga). Ghostbusters II and Super Hang On particularly stand out. I've since acquired others like Pang and Batman the Movie. They weren't as aesthetically appealing as the big box counterparts (Treasure Trap is...
by English Invader
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?

I actually played Sonic and Sonic 2 last night for part 3 and... well let's just say it's interesting. How long is it since you played Sonic 1? Those middle 2 are going to be a minor issue for the series since I'm not important to have an advance Mega Drive Mini but I agree, you've got to try those...
by English Invader
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Mega Drive Mini. What should you play?

For me, it has to be a leisurely run-through of Sonic the Hedgehog. It's the game that came with the console back in the day and the first MD game I ever played. After that, I'll check out Tetris, Darius and Wonderboy IV
by English Invader
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll
Replies: 371
Views: 10967

Re: Spectrum Vega Plus Poll

But just a total mess. Not expecting to see any money back, if i do thats a bonus. I'll 100% be cautious of any kickstarter/indiegogo type things like this in the future. I'm just glad i backed out of the Elite keyboard one at the last minute.Crazy story !! You shouldn't tar Kickstarter with the sa...
by English Invader
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS3 - retro??
Replies: 37
Views: 1092

Re: PS3 - retro??

I never even thought of looking at the digital store. Cash converters are selling 360s for £39.99. if they go under £20 I might get one. Maybe the price will dip again after Christmas. There are some real gems available for the 360 from the digital store - HD ports of Radiant Silvergun, Daytona USA...
by English Invader
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: PS3 - retro??
Replies: 37
Views: 1092

Re: PS3 - retro??

I'll probably get GTA 5 and NHL 14 which will keep me happy for a long time. You could also do a lot worse than GTA IV, Liberty City Stories and Red Dead Redemption (which is like GTA only with a cowboy western theme - also made by Rockstar). Also check out Blur and Split/Second Velocity if you lik...