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Post by SirClive » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:12 pm

and I would have taken 5 8)

Sold a PS1, Megadrive, N64 and Speccy 48k while I was there too :)
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Post by woody.cool » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:23 pm

Get yourself an Amiga 1200 - the best game machine EVER (in my opinion) - or you could get yourself a CPC :lol:

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Post by Sega2006 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:42 pm

You can get a mk1 Saturn for next to nothing, but a mk2 with nicer pads will cost you more but its certainly worth it no matter what the OAP says :wink:

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Post by Xesh » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:04 pm

What about a PC Engine? Some amazingly good arcade conversions on that. 8)

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Post by kiniki » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:27 am

Atari 2600

I borrowed my mates for a few weeks and I can't stop playing the damn thing. ET is a disaster.... but I actually managed to have a little bit of fun with Pac-Man

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Post by chewy » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:07 am

Agreed with a Saturn. A modded Saturn is best. Although, a PC Engine is tiny, so you could easily fit that in anywhere.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:48 am

I'd have to agree with the Saturn. The NES is a good investment too.
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Post by GarryG » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:28 am

Vectrex gets my vote.

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Post by RetroRik » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:09 am

A nice little black Nintendo Game Cube would be nice...

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Post by DrBlue » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:51 pm

woody.cool wrote:Get yourself an Amiga 1200 - the best game machine EVER (in my opinion) - or you could get yourself a CPC :lol:
I second that motion (the A1200 bit that is).

Or get a CD32 with an SX32 expansion pack (which turns it into a fully functional A1200) onto which you can add an external floppy drive, hard drive and PC keyboard. On the downside they can be a bit like rocking horse fecal matter to find.
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Post by The Last Ginja » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:14 pm

A PS3.....Oh sorry wrong forum. :wink:

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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:34 pm

if you havent got one already, a few suggestions:
Spectrum +2 (or 48k rubber one, if you can find one.)
A1200 (or get the A500. compatible with tons more games)
PC Engine (i want one of these babies myself)
and i can heartly recommend a NES. i had one a while ago and gave it to my nephew (bo****ks!!!). wish i hadnt as i miss playing STAR WARS.
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Post by DrBlue » Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:19 am

If you already have a DC then you should only really consider an Amiga or a SNES. The DC has great emulators for most retro systems (for the NES NesterDC is great) but it's Amiga and SNES emulators are pretty slow.
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Post by AlleyKat » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:00 am

I'd recommend a PC Engine very highly also- particularly if you go the whole hog and get a CD Rom system. The machines most impressive games do tend to be on CD.

It helps if youre a real shooter fan though- both the SNES and Megadrive are better for platformers overall, but cant touch the PCE for sprite heavy shooters.

Its also a great machine for late 80s coin-ops & hosts many of the best non emu conversions availible.
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Post by will2097 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:26 am

This thread must have really helped LOL.

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