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by English Invader
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 105
Views: 2198

Re: Coronavirus

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/ba/Cornholio.jpg/200px-Cornholio.jpg I posted a Cornholio image on Lemon 64 a couple of weeks ago. Love that cartoon and still get enjoyment from it to this day. There a lot of episodes missing from the Mike Judge set that should be there like Couch...
by English Invader
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Sega 60th thing
Replies: 40
Views: 1059

Re: Saturn mini coming?

While it would be nice, I doubt it would ever happen. You'd need to get the Saturn emulation just right and even then besides Japan, there's no mainstream nostalgia for the Saturn like the Mega Drive had for people to day one it, and even the curious will probably fine the 3D visuals dated (Even th...
by English Invader
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Buying CD's
Replies: 48
Views: 3317

Re: Buying CD's

I use Charity shops a lot and ive noticed now that CDs and DVDs have almost gone the same way as Video tapes did all of a sudden., Instead of DVDs selling for around £2 markish and cds a £1 they seem to be around the 50p and 10p mark now which makes me wonder how places like CEX will survive especi...
by English Invader
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Buying CD's
Replies: 48
Views: 3317

Re: Buying CD's

I upgraded my sound system recently and surprisingly it's reduced my appetite for vinyl and pushed me more towards CDs. Prior to this, I was using my TT with a pair of cheap powered speakers (£80 from Amazon) and playing CDs through the TV but having separates and a dedicated CD player has changed t...
by English Invader
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: GBA/GBA SP backlit screen mod
Replies: 14
Views: 442

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: 56
Views: 2831

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: 31830
Views: 752805

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: 45
Views: 2217

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: 441

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: 441

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: 3336

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: 320

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: 429

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: 441

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: 427

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...