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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:07 pm
by r0jaws
I just like the way Carts feel against my skin.

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:29 pm
by gunbladelad
Carts for me - and I've used everything except for the printed card.

I find that the limited capacity forces developers to be more creative and not rely on stuff like FMV to pull in the audience. Zero loading times compared to any other format is the best thing for a seamless gaming experience. The capacity limitations also forced programming teams to work within the limitations - often leading a much better end-experience for players. With tapes, floppy discs and optical media most developers just decide "We're almost outta space - stuff it, we'll just make it a multiload / multi-disc game. Most developers nowadays have a tendency to simply pad their games with loads of flashy-looking FMV that to me almost always adds nothing to the gameplay or storyline.

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:14 pm
by crusto
gunbladelad wrote:Carts for me - and I've used everything except for the printed card.

I find that the limited capacity forces developers to be more creative and not rely on stuff like FMV to pull in the audience. Zero loading times compared to any other format is the best thing for a seamless gaming experience. The capacity limitations also forced programming teams to work within the limitations - often leading a much better end-experience for players. With tapes, floppy discs and optical media most developers just decide "We're almost outta space - stuff it, we'll just make it a multiload / multi-disc game. Most developers nowadays have a tendency to simply pad their games with loads of flashy-looking FMV that to me almost always adds nothing to the gameplay or storyline.
Good point.
r0jaws wrote:I just like the way Carts feel against my skin.
I once placed my genitals in the megadrives cart slot. Sooo smooth :o

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:29 pm
by r0jaws
That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:38 pm
by Spector
r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.
Neo Geo Fatal Fury: a snip at £120!!

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:54 pm
by r0jaws
Worth it. :mrgreen:

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:07 pm
by Spector
r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.

You must be Linford Christie :mrgreen:

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:16 pm
by crusto
r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.
I meant the flaps :lol:

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:56 pm
by RodimusPrime

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:33 am
by SCALEBACK
All formats have their pros and cons.
But personally, I like to have a proper printed manual to read while installing new software. These days, some gamers want their game to load up in split seconds rather than 30-40 seconds. What I'd like to do get some fourteen year old gamer who's used to high frame rate, photo-realistic graphics and loading times of ten-twenty seconds in front of an '80s 8-bit computer set up and see how they'd cope with the five-ten minute loading time.

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:05 pm
by AceGrace
I love tapes. The wasted time. The anticipation of a failed load.

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Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:52 pm
by paranoid marvin
crusto wrote:
r0jaws wrote:That's not a big slot, I prefer the NeoGeo Fatal Fury cart for a snug fit myself.
I meant the flaps :lol:

Disk-drives were perfect if you had a floppy!

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:14 pm
by stayAwhile
carts are the best format they seem to last forever plus gameboy is cart based and if you haven't played mortal kombat 1 and 2 on gb you haven't lived

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:09 am
by gunbladelad
Caution : Mortal Kombat 1 on GB may cause psychosis. (Beat-em-ups just don't work on the original GB line in my opinion...)

Re: What's best: Cartridge, CD-ROM...or cassette??

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:16 am
by stayAwhile
gunbladelad wrote:Caution : Mortal Kombat 1 on GB may cause psychosis. (Beat-em-ups just don't work on the original GB line in my opinion...)
belive it or not theres a homebrew zx spectrum version of mk1 that looks playable but yeah mk1 on GB nightmare Mk2 great MK4 too slugish MK advance feels like a step backwards