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by cyclone5uk
Fri May 20, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: My Game Gear has come back to life!
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: My Game Gear has come back to life!

I'd have done this too - except I already bought the replacement caps myself and started soldering them before reading this thread! Oh well! I replaced about half the caps at the weekend and then reassembled just to check I was doing it right and hadn't made a mistake. To my relief it was still work...
by cyclone5uk
Fri May 20, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 739901

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

So I guess I'd be better off biding my time then? Luckily I don't care about spine cards on Mega CD games so that might help (I know it has a small affect on value). Looks like I've been sucked into the harsh world of Mega CD collecting where Spence.77 ruins everything. He's selling a sealed Snatch...
by cyclone5uk
Fri May 20, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 739901

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

Also, does anybody know what I should be paying for a complete copy of Snatcher on PAL MCD? I don't want to fall foul of greedy rip-off ebay merchants :lol:. The cheapest I can see is £122.99 on a BIN but I always assumed it was an £80-£100 game. I've seen a couple go in the last week on ebay (auct...
by cyclone5uk
Fri May 20, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What games/consoles have you bought this week??
Replies: 31716
Views: 739901

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

I like this thread better with pictures, so here are my latest purchases: NES games (Boxed): http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/small/1240780859-00.jpg Turtles 2 - The Arcade Game (PAL) http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/small/1157491788-00.jpg Darkwing Duck (PAL) http://pics.mobygames.com...
by cyclone5uk
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best 2-Player games on SNES / NES to play with Girlfriend
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Best 2-Player games on SNES / NES to play with Girlfrien

Good one for the NES is New Ghostbusters II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Ghostbusters_2 But make sure you don't accidentally get Ghostbusters II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_II_%28NES%29 Confusing I know, but the first one is an excellent Japanese and European only game, developed...
by cyclone5uk
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Urban Legends, Hoaxes And Lies
Replies: 82
Views: 2436

Re: Retro Gaming Urban Legends, Hoaxes And Lies

Anyone remember the secret island on Goldeneye for the N64? On the dam level, you can just about see a small island on the other side off the lake. It's impossible to reach it, but rumours persisted that there was a secret method for getting there. Turns out it was going to be a feature in the game,...
by cyclone5uk
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: RetroDuo in PAL regions
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: RetroDuo in PAL regions

Be aware that all these Clone systems are designed to run NTSC (60Mhz) games. I can't speak for SNES titles, but for PAL NES games this causes something of a headache. Put a PAL NES game into one of these NTSC systems and it runs about 20% faster (this is most noticeable in the sped-up music). For s...
by cyclone5uk
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: King of Kong.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1119

Re: King of Kong.....

Is Billy Mitchell's hot-sauce available in the UK?
by cyclone5uk
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Do you still go On-Line with older machines?
Replies: 23
Views: 544

Re: Do you still go On-Line with older machines?

Sadly the NES teleplay modems are a bit hard to come by...

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by cyclone5uk
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I stayed up all night and completed...
Replies: 16
Views: 494

Re: I stayed up all night and completed...

oh its easy to fault it especially if you dont like boss battles I know what you mean about boss battles. I much prefer a steady incline of challenge rather than being confronted with a tougher single character to beat at every milestone. For example, I just finished Dead Rising 2, and as much as I...
by cyclone5uk
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Castlevania..
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: Castlevania..

The NES/Famicom is my main console (so I'm biased), still - I think Castlevania III is easily my all time favourite. The ability to switch between characters and the lush graphics and sound (for 8-bit) win it for me. 1. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Famicom version for the best music) 2. Castlev...
by cyclone5uk
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: NES clone that will play PAL games at 50hz?
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: NES clone that will play PAL games at 50hz?

BTW - even thugh it's not got a region lockout, I'm assuming the AV Famicom is still stuck at 60hz even with a PAL game plugged in through an adapter?
by cyclone5uk
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Double Dragon!
Replies: 32
Views: 1039

Re: Double Dragon!

I just picked up a minty boxed & complete Double Dragon for the original GameBoy today from the car boot sale :D Nice. The Gameboy version is brilliant. I got the Japanese version from a mate at primary school when I first got a GB. Even since getting MAME years ago the Gameboy version is my most p...
by cyclone5uk
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: NES clone that will play PAL games at 50hz?
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: NES clone that will play PAL games at 50hz?

Lorfarius - I've been looking at AV Famicoms on eBay. Seem to be averaging £75 (out of box). I have a samll collection of Famicom games anwya so would like one for them too! I would just need a decent NES to Famicom adapter for my games, though I've heard you can't use them on AV Famicom (only origi...
by cyclone5uk
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: NES clone that will play PAL games at 50hz?
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: NES clone that will play PAL games at 50hz?

Mainly because the picture from the AV out on my standard NES is so crummy. I know these newer clones actually give a much sharper picture than was possible with the NES's dated technology. Also it won't run my Famicom games (even though I've given it the snip and got a famicom>nes adapter...mysteri...