Reasonable price for a Saturn

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Reasonable price for a Saturn

Post by Beef » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:30 pm

Really want a Saturn to play 2 games on. Shining Force 3 and NiGHTS into Dreams. I also realise that i'll need that funky pad for NiGHTS unfortunately...

So what's a decent price for a Saturn? eBay reckons around £15 or so quid?

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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:35 pm

boxed, yes thats about right.
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Post by Kaede » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:37 pm

The analogue stick is far from essential when playing NiTD, wouldn't bother getting it unless you wanted it complete in the LE box for collections sake.

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Post by C=Style » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:20 pm

£15 would be a good price, and as already said you don't really need to use the fat controller for NiGHTS as the standard controllers D-pad is good enough to be able to roll without any thumb cramp, but it does make it more enjoyable if you do.

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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:24 pm

I sold a boxed one for a fiver at retro north. Or was it a tenner?
They are not exactly expensive to get hold of.
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Post by Beef » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:28 pm

Cheers for the input guys

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:42 pm

You know Nights is coming to PS2? And there's a Wii update? Or you can emulate it on PC? Not that £15 is going to break the bank and is probably the cheapest option (except emulating).
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Post by sscott » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:44 pm

Got mine for £1 at a car boot sale plus Daytona. This old couple didn't have a clue what it was and it had a bit of rain on it as it was exposed to the elements that day. :)
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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:31 pm

(so tempted to say it wasn't worth it)
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Post by Sega2006 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:46 pm

(Cocks gun and aims) £15 is about right for a Saturn, you dont even need an analouge pad for nights, you onlly need it to pull off certain moves which aren't nessacery to get 100% complete. There are many more brillant games aswell so I would look for one with games if I were you

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Post by rossi46 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:23 pm

Kaede wrote:The analogue stick is far from essential when playing NiTD
Easy to say when you're the Shmup King with the lightning-reflex thumbs of a Jap mech.

The rest of us mere mortals find that the analog pad makes the game much easier and more enjoyable to play. :wink: :lol:
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Post by C=Style » Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:35 pm

You really wanna go import as well if you can and I reckon a 60hz switch is pretty much essential if you wanna really enjoy yourself, it makes such, such a difference to the games and especially the Capcom fighters.

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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:30 am

C=Style wrote:You really wanna go import as well if you can and I reckon a 60hz switch is pretty much essential if you wanna really enjoy yourself, it makes such, such a difference to the games and especially the Capcom fighters.
Agreed, X-men COTA plays in slow motion in 50Hz (or at least mine appears to), X-men Vs Street Fighter and Vampire Saviour both have sound issues in 50Hz and Marvel Super Heroes Vs Street Fighter is damn near unplayable in 50Hz.
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Re: Reasonable price for a Saturn

Post by yethboth » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:46 am

Beef wrote:Really want a Saturn to play 2 games on. Shining Force 3 and NiGHTS into Dreams. I also realise that i'll need that funky pad for NiGHTS unfortunately...

So what's a decent price for a Saturn? eBay reckons around £15 or so quid?

About right. :D
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Post by GarryG » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:47 am

ShadowMan wrote:
C=Style wrote:You really wanna go import as well if you can and I reckon a 60hz switch is pretty much essential if you wanna really enjoy yourself, it makes such, such a difference to the games and especially the Capcom fighters.
Agreed, X-men COTA plays in slow motion in 50Hz (or at least mine appears to), X-men Vs Street Fighter and Vampire Saviour both have sound issues in 50Hz and Marvel Super Heroes Vs Street Fighter is damn near unplayable in 50Hz.
Am I the only one that doesn’t notice much (if any) difference between games playing at 50 and 60Hz?

Remember this is the screen refresh rate you are talking about here, not the CPU memory access or bus speed. I can’t help feeling that sometimes with some things people just perceive 60Hz as faster. Because it sounds faster.

What some people seem to describe sounds like it comes from CPU lag, then they say it disappears at 60Hz, I can’t get my head round this!?

Yes I now PAL 50 games were slowed down by around 17% to avoid timing problems, but in reality I can't ever say I've noticed the huge difference that others report seeing in performance.
CPU slowdown shouldn't be helped much by switching to 60Hz!
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