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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by sakuragen » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:36 pm

Virtua Fighter is awesome on the 32X
Knuckles Chaotix is rather fun
but thats kinda it - though Virtua Racing was pretty neat for the time

If you find one I wouldn't spend more than a fiver on it

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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by The Angry Jock » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:36 pm

I've got 2 and recently got round to playing them, I have to admit I was quite disappointed, especially with the 32X CD games. I think the MegaCD is by far the more superior add-on. I filled alot more time with that. Again, I booted up Eternal Champions recently - I can remember that game being much easier, now it's rock :evil:
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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Gordon Bennett » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:00 pm

Stellar Assault was my personal favourite - nice looking and enjoyable polygon based space shooter with more freedom of movement than Star Wars arcade.

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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by thevulture » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:28 pm

Owned a 32X back in the day,Nightmare with all the leads and it`s own power supply etc,but,for All it`s flaws,it DID have a lot of potential,that was sadly hardly used.(just like the mcd before it)

Virtua:fighter,racing,star wars were bloody great.Metal head was an impressive mech title,Alone in the dark 2 was planned,but canned i belive.

That Wolverine/xmen demo.that was doing the rounds,by same team behind MD subterrina+Red zone,looked fantastic.

It suffered from some odd conversions-i.e despite it`s twin 32-Bit RISC chips,Doom ran in a window and mortal kombat 2,whilst offering improved audio+visuals over the md ver,was still slower than the snes ver.

Sadly,it was seen as nothing more than a stop-gap untill sega finished beefing the saturn up,to make it more on par with the upcoming playstation.

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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Megamixer » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:03 pm

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but...come on RG! The MD and the Mega CD have been done so how about a piece on the 32X?

Like most failures, the history of the machine, it's games and (especially) the un-released or ridiculously rare software (Darxide, PAL Primal Rage) would make for fascinating reading.

Maybe it's because I've recently started collecting 32X stuff (and done a lot of research into all related things) but I reckon it would be a nice article.
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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Fred83 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:59 pm

only recently acquired one myself,hopefully we get one :D

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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Megamixer » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:54 pm

Fred83 wrote:only recently acquired one myself,hopefully we get one :D
Just curious mate, have you managed to pick up any decently-priced games? I'm only after complete games myself which is probably part of the problem but everything for the 32X is so damn expensive. I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever have anything other than Doom :lol:
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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Fred83 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:44 pm

just 2 far due to budget constrains,having more than one retro gaming console/computer and getting games for it is like try to feed your kids :lol: ,i obtained boxed with manuals editions of metal head+doom for 16 pounds each..

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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Megamixer » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:54 pm

Fred83 wrote:just 2 far due to budget constrains,having more than one retro gaming console/computer and getting games for it is like try to feed your kids :lol: ,i obtained boxed with manuals editions of metal head+doom for 16 pounds each..
I got my Doom for 99p on ebay inc. P&P. Nobody else even bothered to try and outbid me, probably because it's not exactly the best port but it's still fun enough.

I doubt I'll ever get my hands on a complete Knuckles Chaotix though - stupid £150+ BIN's etc.

32X games also have the worst boxes ever - loads are missing the inner card trays or are crushed/torn/have huge stickers on them. Sega should have just used MD style cases.
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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Fred83 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:30 pm

Toughman contest+fifa 96 where ported to 32x as well.Don't think i bother with them.Maybe i track down mortal kombat 2 since its a superior update..
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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Britnostalgic » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:39 pm

I don't think I ever played a better version of Space Harrier than on the 32X, other than the arcade. Star Wars was ok, but way too difficult for my liking.

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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Fred83 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:11 pm

heres cool site i found,32x memorial,has info about the unreleased games ,which looking at some of them would had made the 32x a great machine..

http://www.the32xmemorial.com/index2.html

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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Megamixer » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:08 pm

That is a fascinating site. I'll give it a good looking over when I have some time.
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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Britnostalgic » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:33 pm

I'd love to have seen Sega release the 32X as a full blown console back in the day... from what I've seen of its small catalogue of games, it seems to me that the 32X was a bloody powerful add-on back then. This should have been the next upgrade from the Sega Megadrive.

Can any forum members tell me if this is fake, or better still - where I can get one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuHu3rl3AHU
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Re: 32x Retroinspection

Post by Fred83 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:38 pm

apparently it was ment to be one,named sega nepture but it arrived too late since the saturn was just out,but they killed it...

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