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tanookisuit

My latest purchases have been GBA games over the last month which I hadn't bothered with in quite a long time. I ended up getting Qwak, an amiga port by the original author of which only 300 copies were made. I also grabbed up some PAL/JP GBA releases and most just US titles, mostly stuff I had previously owned I wanted another crack at. I never did own Kurukuru Kururin or Hudson Collection Vol1 Bomberman1+2 before and they're cool.

I've picked off so far Castlevania COTM, Robotech(complete with toy), the 3 mentioned already, Sword of Mana, Gradius, FZero, Car battler joe, Super SF2X(jp ver, no save glitch), and DOOM off ebay. Also got ahold of FF5A(sealed to be opened) and FF6A too, Sim City 2000, and some others all on the cheap.

I also got a soldering iron for the first time about a week ago and I used it to repair a tabletop arcade, a handheld, and then the other day solder my first replacement battery so now Crystalis works (bought used with dead battery) for the first time in a very long time.

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StarBoy91

@Pianomanfreak - I only played the SNES original The [not so aptly named] Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey & Minnie, and I honestly think it's a good game. I do recall a superficial mini-blurb printed about it in a 2003 Game Informer magazine written by Lisa for the GBA port, which was sorely lacking in credibility because, well:
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Really, "some of the worst jumping controls in memory"? [by 2003 standards] She's not even going to elaborate on that? Did something terrible happen while the game was being transitioned to the Game Boy Advance, or did she play a totally different game and wrote that blurb while she was in a cantankerous mood? I don't know because I didn't play the GBA port, she did (it would be informative for people that didn't play that if she stated why some elements didn't work). If it was due to the constant bouncing up and down of the cowboy get up on the horse, it can be worked around (and you can stop bouncing by holding down). I already scrutinized her mini-blurb enough when I referenced it talking about the SNES game on my blog for my 2014 birthday review (so I'll just leave it there), but the point still stands: if you're going to say something that's going to raise an eyebrow (especially if it's in a "professional" review), then you had better have a good reason for making a statement like that; if you say something that's going to raise an eyebrow but you don't give a reason (especially if it's in a "professional" review), then people won't take you seriously (just like I don't take Lisa's 2003 Game Informer review seriously because she didn't once make any attempt at elaboration; she shouldn't just leave it at that expecting people to take her word without opposition). "Bad Mickey", puh-lease! Give any game a score below 5, and then we can concur that it's bad. You can feel however you want about something, but if you elaborate on why you feel that way about something then we'll have a better understanding of where you're coming from.

To each their own

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WaveBoy

Pianomanfreak wrote:

I pick up Disney Magical Quest 2 for the gameboy advance today.

These days, I just can't get into the SNES original, like Castle off Illusion(but to a lesser extent on the genny') it just doesn't hold up in terms of game play along with it's stiff, awkward unintuitive controls. I love oldschool disney as much as the next treasure troll, but 90% of the video games just don't do it for this WaveCruster!. Capcom hit it out of the park with DuckTales and did a great job with Chip 'n Dale back on the NES, but after that things got a little stale imo... TailSpin and the Little Mermaid were the equivalent of Calirfornia raisin turds, although I do have a bit of a soft spot for the latter, wasn't too bad except it was wayyy too easy.

Anyhoo! Magical Quest is still a beautiful game, and was quite the stunner(Aside from mickey's lifeless stationary animation-less sprite, ahem which was corrected/improved upon in Castle of Illusion) and was somewhat enjoyable at least i found back then....'some what' but when you stack it against something like Super Mario World it falls extremely short and comes across as a 2nd rate appetizer. The Berry helicopter controls are appalling and i hate the fact that Mickey starts to run when you walk 'just enough' which can be quite random and annoying. There should of been a run button capcom! If anything the visuals are definitely superior compared to the likes of Castle of illusion and World of illusion(ahem once you get past mickeys lifeless sprite and soak up the incredibly detailed colorful environments)

I would probably take Castle of Illusion and World of Illusion over MQ, but just barely. I'd honestly rather just leave all 3 as just a memory!

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StarBoy91

What makes Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey & Minnie better than The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse for me personally is this: all three of those games did not take place in a dream (or rather, one in which it was revealed to be a dream at the end of the game with no prior hint or foreshadowing that it was a dream to begin with). The Great Circus Mystery, even though the buildup wasn't as great as the original's, I felt that this sequel had a much better payoff and one that was actually satisfactory. "But The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse was Capcom's first Mickey pl--", bull crap, does not excuse the poorly executed "it was all a dream" cliché! It doesn't!

To each their own

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KingMike

WanderFan91 wrote:

I do recall a superficial mini-blurb printed about it in a 2003 Game Informer magazine

Who cares about a Disney game, anyways?
I mean, you have preordered Call of Duty, Manhunt, Max Payne 2, Madden 04 and Tony Hawk's Underground, right?

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KingMike

the_shpydar

Time once again for another episode of The ShpydarhaulTM:

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Gun.Smoke (NES) - I love this game; also, i blame @8bitSamurai for mentioning it in chat and thereby making me buy it when i saw it.

Mendel Palace (NES) - I know nothing about this game except that it's a puzzler, it's Game Freak's first game, and it's fun.

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Ghost House (Master System) - On the format that will never die, the Sega Master System Card!

The Ninja (Master System) - Gotta love that box art.

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Mr. Do (Atari 2600) - This version is beyond horrible. Awesome.

<yet another copy of> E.T. (Atari 2600) - Because i gotta catch 'em all.

Meanwhile, still waiting on my Ys IV cart ...

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WaveBoy

Man, those Master System boxes are butt ugly. It doesn't get anymore uninspired and bluh than that!
Anyways, great buys as always Shypder!

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ogo79

the_shpydar wrote:

Gun.Smoke (NES) - I love this game; also, i blame @8bitSamurai for mentioning it in chat and thereby making me buy it when i saw it.

oh dont worry im gonna charge him out the rear for that copy of battle kid. it went from free to "mortgage my house status"

the_shpydar wrote:

<yet another copy of> E.T. (Atari 2600) - Because i gotta catch 'em all.

the_shpydar wrote:

Meanwhile, still waiting on my Ys IV cart ...

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

WaveBoy

I've accepted the fact that i will never own Little Samson.....Never....Well, unless i'm drunk out of my mind with over $700 in the bank and decide to make an ultra stupid eBay purchase of course! That's one game that needs to make it's debut on the Wii U's VC, same deal with Bubble Bobble 2 and Resteraunt panic.

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WaveBoy

ogo79 wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I've accepted the fact that i will never own Little Samson.....Never....Well, unless i'm drunk out of my mind with over $700 in the bank and decide to make an ultra stupid eBay purchase of course!

you can alternatively get the famicom cart.
or i can rent mine to you for 3 days, just like back in the days! but shipping to cananda will be 700$
dude, just buy the damn cart

But then i'd have to buy a famicom....aka, Star Screams missing body part.
I'd rather rent it from you for 3 days, but i worry that there will be crusty belly button dorito goop stuck in the pins.

WaveBoy

ogo79

you can alternatively get the famicom carts for little samson and panic restaurant.
or i can rent both to you for 3 days, just like back in the days! but shipping to cananda will be 700$
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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

KingMike

the_shpydar wrote:

Time once again for another episode of The ShpydarhaulTM:

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Gun.Smoke (NES) - I love this game; also, i blame @8bitSamurai for mentioning it in chat and thereby making me buy it when i saw it.

That game actually has two different covers. I think yours is the less common (but it didn't seem like it was actually "rare" but if it was I'm sure ogo would find some way to add rare covers to his rare downloads program).
(unless you already knew that and collect cover variants besides just 2600)
Mine is the more common red cover.

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ogo79

KingMike wrote:

That game actually has two different covers. I think yours is the less common (but it didn't seem like it was actually "rare" but if it was I'm sure ogo would find some way to add rare covers to his rare downloads program).

oh. ive found a way. as long as i see even a small window of opportunity to step on someone elses toes to advance in life thats what im going to do.
its like lobsters in a boiling pot of water. they all climb on each other to make it out the hot water by using each other as a stepping stool.
see you guys at the top!
i mean bottom
rare downloads 4 lyfe-"spend yer money on us"

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

WaveBoy

ogo79 wrote:

you can alternatively get the famicom carts for little samson and panic restaurant.
or i can rent both to you for 3 days, just like back in the days! but shipping to cananda will be 700$
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As long as your rental service ships free crystal pepsi and turtle pies in advance,
then i'm down like Pseudo Echoes funky town.

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WaveBoy

3DS_excel

Have recently bought an n64 with goldeneye (of course). Also brought an old CRT to play it on. It's great! Gonna get some 4 player Goldeneye on the go tomorrow. And I have WWF No Mercy already on its way in the post

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ogo79

WaveBoy wrote:

As long as your rental service ships free crystal pepsi and turtle pies in advance,
then i'm down like Pseudo Echoes funky town.

how about this instead?
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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

CanisWolfred

Wait, back up:

You saying Gun.Smoke is a good game? Crap, I saw that for $15 at a store the other day! Dunno when I'll have a chance to go back there, actually...

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Retro_on_theGo

CanisWolfred wrote:

Wait, back up:

You saying Gun.Smoke is a good game? Crap, I saw that for $15 at a store the other day! Dunno when I'll have a chance to go back there, actually...

It's pretty fun. $15 is probably the highest you'd have to pay for it though. It's not too rare so the asking price usually ranges from $5-10.

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