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  1. Neo-Geo means classic arcade and home video games with a bit too much fighting game focus to me and WAY too expensive home prices. Would have loved to have seen a Magician Lord 2. I do have a Neo-Geo now, but could only play the games in an arcade back in the day as a kid. With the current owner of SNK I have to just look at the games with nostalgia now rather than looking towards anything related to Neo-Geo in the future.
  2. I've been playing R-TYPE since 1987 when I saw it at a local bowling alley. Just an amazing game. These days I have the ports made for the TG-16, Playstation (R-TYPES), R-TYPE Dimensions for Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Switch, and the DotEmu versions for iOS and Android. I also have the Sega Master System version digitally for the now defunct Wii Virtual Console. I still haven't beaten it. I really should do a real attempt at that.
  3. I think this also happened with SLG's physical Darius Cozmic Collection for the PS4. There was no word on whether or not it was coming digitally to PS4 for a while. I think we can assume these will come digitally to PS4 and Switch.
  4. I picked up the US SNES and Genesis cart releases from this. I'll wait for a good digital-only sale on the Switch or PS4 release.
  5. 70s: Atari 2600. I am biased as it was the only console I had from the era, but I know tons were made at the time. 80s: NES. That machine dominated that decade and has left a rippling effect ever since. 90s: Sega Genesis. While a product of the late 80s, as already noted it was pushed with the most extreme 90s marketing I've ever seen. 00s: PS2. The console that killed Sega's hardware ambitions (sadly). 10s: Uh... I guess PS4. Nothing really stands out anymore to me.
  6. I really like both, but I put black box because its the one I had back then. I do want to eventually get a full set of the pulse famicom carts.
  7. The current best and perhaps only accurate port of the original Contra arcade game is the PS4 stand-alone version by Hamster. Every other version I've seen, including the more recent Contra Anniversary Collection and MAME (last I've checked anyway) has the barrels that roll towards you in the corridor stages veer to the right. Only that PS4 Hamster one has the barrels moving forward as they should.
  8. The original U.S. front loader is very iconic to me. A video game VCR by design. Second best is the Twin Famicom.
  9. The TV gimmick is cute, but not $230 cute. Maybe as already said if it was just the NES unit itself in a much cheaper form or if there was a NES mini motherboard inside it that played actual games it would be more interesting.
  10. Already up on Amazon japan. https://www.amazon.co.jp/セガ-2020年12月発売予定-アストロシティミニ/dp/B08CF2KHZB/?th=1 Placed an order for one already. If a U.S. version is ever announced I'll get that one instead and cancel this one.
  11. SNES or Saturn pad with a USB adapter. I'm going more wireless these days so I'll be getting a wireless Retrobit Saturn pad soon.
  12. I put the most time on any PAC-MAN game, including the original, on my touch screen phone and iPad. I find handheld touchscreens are perfect for the simple gameplay. No button presses, just direction swiping. I also like the movement buffering they allow too without needing to constantly hold a direction. i do have multiple Namco compilations with the game with real controls as well, but PAC-MAN on the go has really helped me get back to playing again.
  13. My guess is since its a licensed product and not an actual Sega cabinet they're not allowed to use Sega's logos on it. Only thing that makes sense to me.
  14. Right now I think prices are higher. Apparently people staying home are spending their money on expensive retro games on ebay. If something like a great depression happens, prices will drop, but not sure if that will happen. I will say that less popular retro games seem to have been dropping in price for a while now (except for perhaps right now), but popular old games have maintained their value.
  15. I think the the only one was Carnival by SEGA. I played it all the time on my 2600 as a kid. Didn't know it was an arcade game until the early days of MAME and saw it in there. Somehow that arcade cabinet always escaped me even though I went to arcades all the time.
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