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mbd30

"Trojan" is a fun, addictive game. I got it for $1.99 plus shipping and I've had a lot of fun with it. It's like a much better "Rush'n Attack" with sword and shield.
Jan 31 2016 3:35 PM
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    Papa
    One of my first NES games back in the day. I managed to beat Achilles eventually!
    Jan 31 2016 6:22 PM
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    mbd30
    I got the game just the other day and I beat it today. Not a long or very difficult game, but fun. The difficulty is comparable to "Golden Axe" on the Sega Genesis.
    Jan 31 2016 7:48 PM
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mbd30

I finally no-deathed "Ninja Gaiden." I've always screwed up at least once per game, but I finally did it. Yay.
Jan 9 2016 9:28 PM
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    retrorussell
    Well done! Did you use the sawblade icon? It really helps on bosses.
    Jan 9 2016 10:58 PM
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    mbd30
    I usually use the sawblade on the first two bosses and the two dog boss.
    Jan 9 2016 11:09 PM
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    retrogamer81081
    Awesome job!!
    Jan 10 2016 3:26 AM
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mbd30

I beat NES "Batman" without a game over! I only lost one life on the fourth stage. This was a tough one to one credit clear. You have to rely on enemy respawns to keep replenishing health.
Dec 29 2015 11:13 PM
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    Master Phruby
    Not an easy thing to do. Congrats!
    Dec 30 2015 9:40 AM
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    retrogamer81081
    I can beat Mega Man, Castlevania, CV 3 Dracula's Curse, Contra, Legend of Zelda, and Adventure of Link without losing a life. But Batman is insane hard, regardless of life losing or credit clear. I tip my cap to you. Tough as nails game.
    Dec 30 2015 11:21 AM
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    Nuclear Pacman
    ok mbd30, it's time to tackle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Ultra version)
    Dec 30 2015 2:55 PM
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mbd30

Happy Thanksgiving! BTW, I finally upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 today and it seems to be working fine.
Nov 26 2015 7:56 PM
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    Jin
    Congrats on the upgrade and happy Thanksgiving to you too! =)
    Nov 26 2015 8:18 PM
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    retrogamer81081
    Hope you had a great holiday and conquered some more games. :)
    Nov 27 2015 11:05 AM
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    mbd30
    "Hope you had a great holiday and conquered some more games. :)"

    Thanks.

    I've been trying to get through Volkmire's Inferno in "Battletoads" but it gets so fast near the end that I don't know that my reflexes are up to it. I may have to use a warp to make progress.
    Nov 27 2015 12:01 PM
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mbd30

The cheapest eBay price for "MUSHA" right now is $300. I remember when I used to rent this for $1 when it came out. I wish I'd bought some copies.
Nov 25 2015 8:08 PM
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    Austin
    I remember when it cost $15 for a CIB copy. Then I remember when $50 was a good deal (literally just three years ago). It's crazy how much it has jumped.. Whatever collector bug has hit the SNES, it's obviously made its way over to the Genesis now.
    Nov 25 2015 9:52 PM
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    chuckwalla
    Just get the EverDrive-MD v3 from Krikzz and download the Genesis ROM's - you won't bother buying another loose cart again.
    Nov 26 2015 9:03 AM
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    RJ
    Wii Virtual Console $8
    Nov 26 2015 10:23 AM
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mbd30

I finally beat "Jackal"! And I only had several lives and grenades when I made it to the final boss and took him down. Don't ask me to do it again.
Nov 24 2015 2:20 PM
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    Nuclear Pacman
    congrats!

    Nov 24 2015 5:22 PM
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    Austin
    So when are you going to beat Battletoads? It sounds like you are ready.
    Nov 24 2015 6:36 PM
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    mbd30
    I finally got past the snake pit today and played a little bit of Volkmire's.

    I had to take a break from Battletoads for awhile so I focuses on beating Ninja Gaiden III. Yes, that game seems easy and relaxing compared to Battletoads.

    Nov 24 2015 7:38 PM
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mbd30

Anyone else have an issue with controller cables kind of twisting and bunching up? Both my Genesis and NES controllers have this issue. I frequently have to straighten my NES controller cable.
Nov 19 2015 8:50 PM
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    jaybird3rd
    I wrap my cables into a loose loop, about the span of my hand, then twist them into a figure-8 and bind them in the middle with a twist tie. I don't use rubber bands (they dry out and leave sticky residue), and I don't use zip ties since they have to be cut off.

    The key is to keep the cables loose and free of sharp bends: if you wrap them tightly around the controller or tie them into sheepshank knots, they'll be much harder to straighten.
    Nov 20 2015 8:36 AM
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    GoldenWheels
    Yes....my SNES and Genesis cables have "twisted" awfully. This has 0 to do with wrapping the cord or not, as I have handled different controllers different ways. Straight to start, and then over time, you;d think someone was spinning the damn things like a disco ball.
    Nov 20 2015 11:37 AM
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    zylon
    I hate it when I get my schwartz cable twisted
    Nov 20 2015 3:59 PM
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mbd30

Made it to act 7 in Ninja Gaiden III. I'm getting so close to beating this. BTW, the bosses in this game are super easy.
Nov 18 2015 11:46 AM
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    Dragon Princess Yushira
    The gripeful thing about NG3 is the timekeeping. It don't reset once you clear part of an act.
    Nov 18 2015 7:25 PM
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    mbd30
    That's what makes it very difficult to do a no death run of this game... for people who are good enough to not die except for the time limit on act 7.

    Nov 18 2015 7:50 PM
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mbd30

Made it all the way to act 6 in NES "Ninja Gaiden III" today. I'm so thankful for the extra life you can keep getting in act 5-2. Sometimes this game is generous. Act 6 is a nightmare.
Nov 17 2015 1:20 AM
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    Austin
    Just memorize the enemy placement, and you are good. Unlike the other two games, enemies (like the flying ones) don't constantly respawn.
    Nov 17 2015 2:29 AM
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    mbd30
    This game definitely gets easier with practice and memorization.

    At first I thought that act 5 would be impossible then then I figured out ways to get through it.


    Nov 17 2015 2:53 AM
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mbd30

The Battletoads "snake pit" is so frustrating. I've been trying to clear the third screen. At least I can get to that level fairly easily without using warps.
Nov 15 2015 9:00 PM
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    MrMaddog
    If your nearby mall has a FYE store, then get yourself a USB SNES gamepad. It's great for using with Nintendo emulators...
    Nov 16 2015 1:28 AM
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    copper20
    NEVER play anything system on an LCD TV that came out before the Xbox and Gamecube.
    Nov 16 2015 12:45 PM
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    mbd30
    Yep. Because I'm a retro gamer who doesn't care much about new games, I always want to have a CRT around.

    Nov 16 2015 12:54 PM
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mbd30

The $500 "Air Raid" auction thread is comedy gold. I was alerted to it by the Pat the Nes Punk video about it.
Nov 15 2015 12:07 PM
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    SoulBlazer
    Like they said, we've had two great threads here recently. :)
    Nov 15 2015 12:30 PM
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mbd30

I nabbed Ninja Gaiden III online for $40. I know why i got it so cheap. I had to clean it a few times to get it to play and it's still kind of finicky, but it plays. And the cart looks good. Egads, this is a tough game. Even getting through the second act is a challenge if you're rusty.
Nov 12 2015 2:58 PM
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    AtariBrian
    I picked up a copy in July at a gameshow for 45 .
    Nov 12 2015 4:49 PM
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mbd30

I finally beat "Ninja Gaiden 2" without a game over today. I can't believe I thought this game was hard.
Nov 7 2015 7:59 PM
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    mbd30
    It helps that you're granted an extra life every 100,000 points.

    Nov 7 2015 8:57 PM
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    SoulBlazer
    Like I said, I always felt this was the easiest of the three games.
    Nov 7 2015 9:08 PM
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    mbd30
    There are some tricky level designs that make the game seem more challenging at first. The environmental conditions take some getting used to.

    But it's easier than the first game in a lot of other ways. You get the two clones. With two clones and ninpo you can defeat anything. You now have the fire shield as an item. The last level in NG2 is much easier than act 6 in NG1. The final bosses are also easier, except that I think the second form is still tough with just the sword.
    Nov 8 2015 8:46 AM
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mbd30

"Lifeforce". Ugh. Once you get killed and lose your upgrades in stage 3, the game is basically over. This game frustrates the heck out of me.
Nov 7 2015 9:01 AM
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    MrMaddog
    Why you think I used the 30 man code on it?

    Nov 7 2015 4:47 PM
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    Jess Ragan
    The arcade version is amusing just for the voices. "Destroy dangerous antibiotics!"
    Nov 7 2015 5:11 PM
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    copper20
    I thought I beat the game at level 6 but nope it kicked me back to 4 and I ran out of continues. Used the Konami code.
    Nov 9 2015 9:14 AM
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mbd30

"Jackal" bug. Sometimes when you get killed when you have POWs in your jeep, one of them will be flashing and give you a weapons upgrade. I thought it was my NES or cart that was messed up, but I repeated the glitch on an emulator.
Nov 5 2015 11:38 AM