Retro Forum

Topic: What Do You Consider Retro?

Showing 21 to 35 of 35

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Neram

21. Posted:

I'd say any 8-bit stuff is now retro and anything before that would be vintage. It could be that I'm getting old, but the 16-bit days don't feel retro to me yet.

Neram

3DS Friend Code: 0860-3245-5802 | Nintendo Network ID: Neramclann

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Geonjaha

22. Posted:

I suppose anything before the generation prior to the current one is retro gaming to me. So in terms of Nintendo handhelds, anything GBA or previous, etc.

I make Pixel Art on occasion.

3DS Friend Code: 2277-6645-7215

AuthorMessage
Avatar

nakamura

23. Posted:

AbeVigoda wrote:

I wouldn't consider anything that's disc-based to be "retro". They can be old, but discs are still "modern" technology, while the cartridge based games are a thing of the past. Aside from handhelds of course.

Well if you look at the fact the 3DS and Vita use flash carts then you are correct, cartridge gaming is a thing of the past.

Personally I'm not too fussed on the what is/what isn't retro thing. It all depends on the gamer really. If you are 18 now then you were around 7 when the PS2 game out but if you are 32 like me then you were playing NES and C64 when you were 7.

nakamura

AuthorMessage
Avatar

16bitdave

24. Posted:

anything from the 90's and older

David William
http://brainerdrainer.wordpress.com/
Nintendo Network ID: 16bitdave

Nintendo Network ID: 16bitdave

AuthorMessage
Avatar

bezerker99

25. Posted:

If you were alive and gamin' during the 80's....THAT'S RETRO GAMIN'!!! B-)

Edited on by bezerker99

"Everybody gets old, but not everybody gets great!" - 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair
My name in a video game.

3DS Friend Code: 5198-2506-5820 | Nintendo Network ID: bezerker99

AuthorMessage
Avatar

the_shpydar

26. Posted:

bezerker99 wrote:

If you were alive and gamin' during the 80's....THAT'S RETRO GAMIN'!!! B-)

I
AM
RETRO GAMIN'!!! :D
Untitled
because I know you all love lookin' at my sexy baldness :*

The Shpydarloggery
She-Ra is awesome. If you believe otherwise, you are clearly wrong. Also, Lindsey Stirling. Because violin awesomeness.
Current E.T. count: 26 Copies. 2 Sealed, 7 CIB, 3 Boxed, 14 Cart-Only.

3DS Friend Code: 2578-3211-9319 | Nintendo Network ID: theShpydar

AuthorMessage
Avatar

HawkeyeWii

27. Posted:

I say N64 and before that.
@the_shpydar ET in the original box, I feel would be ironically very valuable now.

Wii U username: KitKat_H12 (Unfortunately HawkeyeWii was already taken some how)
I STREAM LIVE GAMEPLAY AND SPEEDRUNS OF GAMES ON MY twitch channel here: http://www.twitch.tv/hawkeyewii

Friend Codes3DS FC 1547-5273-7750

Twitter: HawkeyeWii

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Marios-love-child

28. Posted:

Any thing that's a non current console I would consider retro, perhaps not the Wii yet as games are still being released for it but the likes of the first Xbox, the ps2 and the GameCube are all now retro to me.

If you can't to into Game or HMV to buy a brand new game for the console then it's retro in my eyes. (I say brand new because I know Game do sell pre-owned games)

If you have to go to eBay to buy it then it's retro

Marios-love-child

AuthorMessage
Avatar

WaveyChristmas

29. Posted:

Nothing beyond the 16-bit era(Although 8-bits feels far more Retro than 16), and Nothing that's made of Polygons. :p

Edited on by WaveyChristmas

Currently Playing: Kirby's Dreamland 2!
We shall swim to Bubble Island, or you will suffer the wrath of my Trident Laser!
80s FANATIC & King of NES Tekkidome!

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Moviefan2k4

30. Posted:

AbeVigoda wrote:

I wouldn't consider anything that's disc-based to be "retro". They can be old, but discs are still "modern" technology, while the cartridge based games are a thing of the past. Aside from handhelds of course.

Technically, disc-based media is pretty old as well. The first music CDs came out around the same time as the NES. All that's happened since then are advances for increasing storage space.

God, guns, and guts made America; let's keep all three.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RevolverLink

31. Posted:

It's a totally arbitrary line, but I generally consider anything more than one console/handheld generation back to be "retro".

"Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?" "That is the only time a man can be brave."
The Revloggery

3DS Friend Code: 4339-3392-1142 | Nintendo Network ID: RevolverLink

AuthorMessage
Avatar

OptometristLime

32. Posted:

bezerker99 wrote:

If you were alive and gamin' during the 80's....THAT'S RETRO GAMIN'!!! B-)

I WAS ONLY ALIVE
Untitled

Miyamoto on his desire to focus more on the (hard)core Nintendo fan.

[The casual] attitude is, ‘okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.’ [...] and to me it’s kind of a pathetic thing.

You are what you eat from your head to your feet.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

cheetahman91

33. Posted:

For me it depends on how dated the graphics are. For consoles, I wouldn't consider anything past the N64/PS1 era to be retro. As for handhelds, I would consider anything before the DS/PSP era to be retro.

Nintendolife Chatroom
Backloggery
GameSpot
Youtube
Jesus is the only way.
It's OK for someone to have an opinion. This ain't the Soviet Union you know.

Nintendo Network ID: cheetahman91

AuthorMessage
Avatar

SCAR392

34. Posted:

I would consider anything before GCN to be retro, but even DS is starting to show its age IMO.

$¢@®³’²

AuthorMessage
Avatar

RR529

35. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Anything that's not current is retro, IMO.

This.

Currently Playing:

Quiz RPG: Legend of Mystic Wiz (AND)
Popcork! (AND)
B.B. Bear Danmaku (AND)