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by jimid2
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31952
Views: 770174

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

FINALLY! ...after three years of hunting... after proclaiming it as my "most wanted system" in RG49 Collector's Corner... after haunting innumerable garage sales, thrift shops, flea markets and church sales... I FINALLY GOT ONE! http://web.ncf.ca/fl475/pockets/gamate.jpg My very own Gamate! :D Love...
by jimid2
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31952
Views: 770174

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

FINALLY! ...after three years of hunting... after proclaiming it as my "most wanted system" in RG49 Collector's Corner... after haunting innumerable garage sales, thrift shops, flea markets and church sales...

I FINALLY GOT ONE!

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My very own Gamate! :D
by jimid2
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Advice regarding Lynx purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 515

I personally prefer the way a Lynx I fits in my hands (solely for sentimental reasons - I bought the Lynx the week it was released), but there are some real advantages to the Lynx II... One of the most significant ones is that if you use NiMH rechargeable batteries in your Lynx (as I do) they seem t...
by jimid2
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: RPGs too hard or gamers too old?
Replies: 39
Views: 749

Killbot's right, there has always been a huge difference between JRPGs and the western equivalent. If anything, JRPGs in my opinion are easier now than they were on the SNES and consoles before that. Look at some of the Final Fantasy remakes... the very first one on the NES is harder than the remak...
by jimid2
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari Lynx= the best handheld system of it's generation.
Replies: 126
Views: 2526

Re: Atari Lynx= the best handheld system of it's generation.

I bought a Lynx the week they arrived in my city, and it remains one of my fave systems to this day. I currently own at least three Lynx I systems and a pair of Lynx IIs, and we have the lion's share of the available games, many of which are quite good, but it never really seemed to stand much of a ...
by jimid2
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Opinion of the N64.
Replies: 85
Views: 1655

I am probably getting myself a reputation as a miserable old gamer, but I really don't like the N64. 2nd most overrated console after the Saturn. I concur... I liked Wave Race and Blast Corps on the system... That was it... Both Zeldas, Golden Eye and Mario 64 gave me motion sickness, as did a numb...
by jimid2
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Calling all TG-16 experts...
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Devil's Crush if you like fantasy pinball - it's legendary and for good reason; it's the game that spends the most time in my TurboExpress to this day... Gate of Thunder is my absolute favorite Turbo shooter, and one of my fave shooters of all time - it has a great weapons system and some beautiful ...
by jimid2
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Did you get Mew?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

One of my daughters got Mew for her Pokemon Yellow cartridge through a promotion at a local Toys'R'Us... She went in with her siblings and they all brought their Game Boys so the big-hearted clerk gave them each a Mew... We've still got those carts - and those Mews - today... :)
by jimid2
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New PSP
Replies: 8
Views: 249

I'd welcome a PSP2 with dual analog thumb sticks and some form factor tweaks that is fully backwardly compatible with the original PSP. Maybe they could lock it down tight and do away with the UMD all together, perhaps sell an inexpensive UMD reader add-on that could transfer PSP games to the PSP2's...
by jimid2
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What size TV do you do your Retro gaming on?
Replies: 38
Views: 1012

We've a nice 32" Sony Trinitron, about five years old, picked it up recently for $75... The new LCD craze has resulted in some spectacular deals on used CRTs in my town over the last year or so... Saw a 36" Toshiba TheatreWide CRT sell for $125 the other day!! It's a beautiful TV (if a little heavy ...
by jimid2
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most Games
Replies: 40
Views: 1162

I'm up to 271 PSP games, and that is by far the largest collection in our house... I'm just totally hooked on this little "underdog" (compared to the DS!) handheld... We've got fairly large collections of GB/GBA, PSX, GC and PS2 games as well (over 100 each) and healthy collections of NES, SNES, Gen...
by jimid2
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: A Lynx's cry for help
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Definitely don't be afraid to open her up... They're a lot easier to work on than today's handhelds - there's lots and lots of space inside those cases... If cleaning the D-Pad doesn't work, you can try grabbing the membrane and other bits out of your Lynx II with the busted B buttons and replace th...
by jimid2
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31952
Views: 770174

King of Fighters Orochi Saga for the PSP finally arrived this week; I've been playing the hell out of it and it controls very well... I'm very happy with this one; worth importing if you're a KoF fan!
by jimid2
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gutted
Replies: 20
Views: 775

I went to see my girlfriends family and we were playing on her brothers 360, the dog came in all excited and wagging its tail and knocked over the xbox which knackered it. Her brother was in a state of shock - it would have been a dead dog if it had been mine. Oh ya, that's perfectly reasonable res...
by jimid2
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: DRM Sellout Here!
Replies: 21
Views: 827

Not really. You wouldn't buy a car if you could only use it by phoning Ford for permission every time and were only allowed to replace 5 tyres before it stopped working completely. Actually, I might... If the car cost pocket change and I only expected to drive it around for a couple months before m...