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CW13

@meppi64 It's my first and only Sega system. I have Cannon Spike. Enjoy it. Quite pricey nowadays! Need to check into 1917- The Alien Invasion that came out today. I hear you on the switch releases! Picked up soccer slammers yesterday. Then I saw Donkey Kong came out! Had to grab that!! Itching to pick up Hollow Knight. So much for restraint!

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There's so much out or coming out I would like to buy but I'm surprising myself with how much restraint I've shown. Checked calendar... for two weeks, lol!

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meppi64

@CW13 Oh man, you missed out on so much goodness!
Tons of brilliant games on both the Saturn and the Mega Drive.
And yeah, the price of Cannon Spike/Gun Spike is the only thing that has held me back from buying it right now. Although the Japanese version is reasonable more or less.
@Lroy
The only reason I've been able to hold off on buying every indie game that I want is because of my hope of a lot of them coming out as a physical release later on. Although it's really tough passing up on something like Hollow Knight, not being sure if it'll get a (limited) physical release or not.

Just ordered Dimension Drive from Play-Asia yesterday for instance.
https://www.play-asia.com/dimension-drive/13/70c40r
Surprised to see how shipping to Europe now is free!!! Only cost me 6€ on import tax as well.
I think I'm going to start buying a lot more imports from them going forward.

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hybridseed

@meppi64 That new Japanese game - Sisters Royale: I'm Being Harassed by 5 Sisters, is excellent!

@Lroy @all, Yeah there's so many games I want to buy for Switch it's ridiculous, got 2 pre orders coming next week.. (strangely though, had an email saying Lost Child has been dispatched even though the release date is stated as 22/06), and I could list a handful of physical games I'd like to buy or pre order and an endless list of eShop titles to download!

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hybridseed

Had another go at Ikaruga yesterday after watching @daftbomb's replay, trying to improve on my score and keep the chain going is so hard.. Very addictive to keep trying though, and that music!

@daftbomb What will you choose for next weeks challenge? I'm almost certain the choice will be yours!

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Daftbomb

@hybridseed wait what... the winner chooses the next game? 🤔 Thats cool. Maybe I gets to choose what the next pinball fx table is 😄

@OorWullie are we doing another pinball tourney? Kinda surprised I got 1st place this time. Portal table is a good shout since its one of the cheapest?

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meppi64

@hybridseed That's good to know.
It's from Alfa System, so the makers of Shikigami no Shiro, so it's bound to be enjoyable at least.
Not the most flashy games, but lots of fun to play.

Just did a little crazy thing today and ordered a second Xbox One S. lol
Was able to get it brand new with 2 games for 139€ and I could use an extra controller anyway.
I tend to buy a spare console for my favourite systems, normally at the end of their life cycles before they go out of stock, just to be sure I still have a brand new one when the original breaks down somewhere in the future.
But for this price, I just couldn't pass it up. Guess I kinda like the system.
Now if only all those 360 shoot em ups would get the backwards compatibility treatment, I'd be in heaven.

I'm fine with whatever pinball tournament really, although I'd prefer something from TPA myself. Or even Stern PA, that one is just over 20€ at base right now.

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hybridseed

@Daftbomb Yeah, the winner chooses the next challenge, if you look through the official Arcade High Score thread- http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/nintendo-switch/the_offici... you'll see what's already been played!

@meppi64 That's a great price! I'd love to do the same, for all my Nintendo consoles and especially Vita as I think they'll become hard to find over the next few years..

Sisters Royale is a lot of fun to play, and after the intensity of Ikaruga it's nice and straightforward too, colourful and lighthearted, just blast everything on screen, great characters too, wondering if it will be localized eventually!

I bought the special edition of Dimension Drive off Play Asia too, couldn't resist, maybe I'll buy more off them now with their new shipping options☺

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meppi64

@hybridseed it really was too good to pass up.
Just had another friend order one as well. That already makes 3 of us, which is kinda crazy as Belgium has been a Sony country for as long as there has been a PlayStation.
Which is kinda sad really, as pretty much every single gamer I meet here only plays FIFA or CoD...
And while Fifa18 is part of this package, I'll be putting it up for sale as soon as it arrives. lol

I know I'll do the same down the line with Switch for sure. But it being a Nintendo portable, it will most likely be a revision in 2 years or so.
Still got my ambassador new 3DS in its box for instance, as well as the Super NES new 3DS xl.

I already ordered every Switch release that Limited Run Games put up and that looks like it's going to continue with the new games they announced all looking really good more or less.
Gonna be an expensive year, that's for sure. The retro releases alone as well as the Nintendo games and Japanese support will make sure of that.

Pretty sure Sister Royalle will see a western release one day.
There are few games that remain Japan only in Switch it seems, which is a great thing.

I also just ordered Shikigami no Shiro 3 on Japanese 360.
Can't believe I forgot about that game!

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riccyjay

Been playing Sisters Royale a lot myself. Funny, in the last week I've picked up Fortnite, Paladins and Hollow Knight, but it's this little shmup that I've been playing the most (although I am now starting to get really hooked by Hollow Knight too). Shame it's so short, but I do like the graze-like system and the fact that each character plays so completely differently. With one of them I can get to the penultimate boss on normal without continuing, with a couple of the others I can barely get past the first stage. Nice clear score boards as well so could be a future challenge...?

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hybridseed

@meppi64 I've heard people say the same about the U.K, that PlayStation dominates, and most people play nothing but COD and FIFA, the last COD I bought was Modern Warfare 2, I get bored of the greyness and imo there are way better fps's out there, the Resistance and Killzone series for PlayStation, and Halo and Gears Of War for Xbox.. Plus the fact that they release an unfinished product every year makes me sick.

And I don't play FIFA as I have little interest in football, and I don't like the micro transactions involved in that series, as well as the Super Ultra Deluxe Editions that cost £80+

I have in the past enjoyed some arcade football games and, I don't know what it's called but that Satbox footie game in Japan looks great, just downloaded the demo of that!

@riccyjay I love the mechanics of Sisters Royale too, and the character variation, only just realised that the secondary attack is not only a melee attact and that it actually goes around the screen taking out enemies! Haven't beat the game yet and have only played it on easy, furthest I've got is the stage 4 boss with the first character, who is probably my favourite!

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hybridseed

@riccyjay Think it would have to be released outside of Japan for us to have it as a challenge game, right @OorWullie? I thought the same for Kyogeki, which is now localized as Quad Fighter K!

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Steveovig

Are we still on Ikaruga or did we pick something else? I had to pass on Ikaruga since it's too stressful for me.

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CW13

@meppi64 I'm always keeping an eye out for Saturn. Tried for a few, but lost bidding. Someday if it's meant to be! I have Genesis games in the collection versions(psp). Might pick the one up for ps4.

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NinChocolate

Anyone familiar with the 1917 alien invasion game in eShop now?

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CW13

@NinChocolate was looking into that one myself. For the 8 bucks, might just grab it.

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riccyjay

hybridseed wrote:

Haven't beat the game yet and have only played it on easy, furthest I've got is the stage 4 boss with the first character, who is probably my favourite!

Yes, same here! Her second attack seems hugely over powered compared to some of the others - although her main shot is, I think, the weakest. The middle girl - one with the beam shot - is also good, but a couple of the others... The one with the rotating blade and the one that holds something directly in front of her as a secondary weapon, I just can't get the hang of controlling them at all.

By the way, just in case anyone hasn't found it yet, the top two buttons in the options menu switch TATE mode on/off. Always love having that available. Had the Switch over half a year now but still makes me smile every time I play a game that way.

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hybridseed

@NinChocolate I saw that in the US eShop, looks interesting, described as 'a memorization bullet hell shooter' I think?!? Will probably buy it if it comes out here in the U.K,, haven't funded my U.S. account yet..

@riccyjay Whenever I get a game in Japanese game the first thing I do is go through the menus so I know what's what, so I figured out the TATE Mode but thanks!

A couple of the characters have homing shots too, did pretty well with the girl in green but like I said, I only just figured out the secondary shot was not just a melee attack so haven't tried all the characters properly yet..

Also, it seems that using continues doesn't affect your score? Such a great game, can't wait to get back on it!

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meppi64

@CW13 I doubt you'll be disappointed if you get a Saturn, even today.
For instance, even after 23 years, Sega Rally is still my favourite racing game I've ever played.
A few come close, WipEout and 2097, Ridge Racer series up to 4, Ferrari 355 Challenge, Driveclub, Forza Horizon series and PGR 3 and 4, for instance. But for me nothing had been able to top the feeling of the original Sega Rally.
I can still slip right into the game and almost immediately it feels like the game is playing itself as I slip into some sort of trance. WipEout does this as well, but nowhere near this immediate as Sega Rally.
It does take a while to get used to the controls and for the game to click with you though.
Be sure to check out NiGHTS into dreams and Burning Rangers if you get one as well.
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http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articles/features/SegaSaturn...

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OorWullie

@Daftbomb Congratulations on your 2 wins. That is some score you got on Ikaruga. Also well played @riccyjay

Which game would you like to choose for the next challenge? Yep I'll open another pinball tournament too, Portal is a good shout.

I'll make up the 2 leaderboards later tonight.

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