Discuss Time! Issue 153

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Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:55 am

This month's question is do you import retro games?

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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by Mayhem » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:54 pm

Yes. Not only are most of my consoles imported as well, but many games were either not released in Europe, or inferior due to no optimisation.
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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:48 pm

Mostly no. I prefer to experience my games as I did/would have at the time, but there has been the odd title unreleased here I've picked up.

It helps that my main interest is 8 bit computers.
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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by Megamixer » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:22 pm

Yes. Often they are cheaper than PAL versions, have more attractive packaging and are in much better condition than most of the shabby used PAL titles. The PS1 and PS2 in particular have so many amazing games that weren't released over here that you're only experiencing a portion of the range by limiting yourself to PAL.
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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by Shinobi » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:51 pm

Yes!! Since the Megadrive, first games I ordered where Jap Megadrive Devil Hunter Yoko and Twinkle Tale from KT Konsoles in Scotland... Amazing covers and manuals on the jap games and I've Imported ever since 8)
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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by the_hawk » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:14 pm

Well I bought the awesome Warlords game Medieval Mayhem from Atariage, does that count?

I did have a Japanese Megadrive back in the day & always thought their covers looked more interesting.
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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by kiwimike » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:53 pm

On occasion, and if unavailable locally

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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:17 am

If a game/console is cheaper to import than buy here I will import it instead

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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by dste » Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:51 am

Only ones I've ever bought have been for the Cube for the USA/Japan exclusives. Before that I always bought PAL as that was what I grew up with.

I have recently been vaguely thinking about looking at SNES games due to prices and box art.
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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by Big Shoes » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:06 am

I have imported a few consoles but only if they were not available over here, VirtualBoy, TurboGrafx 16 Turbo Express, Sega Nomad, Wonderswan etc

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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by RetroMartin » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:27 am

My first real experience of imports wasnt until i was working and bought a gamecube on release. I got one or two games that needed the freeloader disk. Anything older then that i only played non-pal games via emulator so they dont have quite the same level of nostalgia.

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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by necronom » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:36 am

No. It's never been a 'thing', since my retro machines have been almost exclusively computers, and everything was either made here, or was sold here if made elsewhere.
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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by smccd » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:54 pm

eBay makes it easy for me to spend copious amounts on Japanese consoles, which would otherwise be hard to find here, in North America.

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Re: Discuss Time! Issue 153

Post by theantmeister » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:48 am

No. I do collect NTSC games, but I usually get them from UK sellers. I have occasionally been sent games from a kindly overseas RG forum member though. :)

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