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  1. Anyone know if Propeller Arena has been given an "unofficial" release, with a quality (pressed) disc and nice inserts?  It would be a great addition to any Dreamcast library.

  2. Now the next step in this thread should be for everyone to list their favorite games, A-Z, for each console.  Here's my Genesis list:


    Altered Beast

    Beyond Oasis

    Castle of Illusion

    Disney's Aladdin


    Forgotten Worlds

    Golden Axe (Ghouls N Ghosts a close 2nd, Grind Stormer is damn good too.  This one was tough!)

    Herzog Zwei

    Insector X

    Jurassic Park - Rampage Edition

    King of the Monsters 2

    Lightening Force


    Nobunaga's Ambition


    Phantasy Star II


    Revenge of Shinobi

    Splatterhouse 2 (another toughie with Shinobi III, Strider, Streets of Rage, etc)


    Ultimate Qix


    Wonder Boy in Monster World

    X-Men 2: Clone Wars

    Ys III

    Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel

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  3. I can confirm these consoles all have A-Z games (considering only US retail, not foreign or homebrew games):


    Atari 2600





    I assume, but haven't checked, that PS1 - PS4 all have A-Z titles, as well as Wii and Switch.  Each console has a massive library so it's understandable.  Sega Dreamcast is only missing a "Y" game!

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  4. I started playing Godfall again Sunday morning, and my plan was just to play for a bit and move on to another game...  but I played all day and every evening since!  This game simply has it's hooks in me.  I'm at level 25 and I believe the game caps at 50, so I suppose I'm about halfway through the game.  If I can go ahead and answer the OP's question: yes, I would say that Godfall is a good game!


    Firstly, the graphics are stunning.  Everything looks vivid and vibrant, and sometimes even seems like you're in a giant (waterless) aquarium because the colors are so rich.


    Enemies really appear have physical mass and presence.  When you sprint into a group of enemies, you really feel like each one is solid and their animations superb (as opposed to a game where you just shoot hordes of similar-looking baddies/soldiers/zombies).  Some are spellcasters and their magical effects just pop.  One thing I've noticed is that the high graphical quality may come at the price of having less enemies on screen.  That's not a problem for me and I think it just looks fantastic.


    One minor issue is that when purchasing a weapon, most games will show you what you have equipped so you can compare, but Godfall does not.  I haven't found a way to do it, which can be a bit frustrating, but the plus side of that is that you aren't really inclined or supposed to change weapons all the time (like Borderlands, etc).


    The game itself brings nothing really new to the table, gameplay wise.  However, I think everything the devs wanted to do comes through and I'm totally ok with the lack of originality.  I admit I'm still in the honeymoon phase of my PS5 and 4K tv purchases, so I'm inclined to ooh and aah at just about any game, lol.


    Godfall's not a game for the history books, but it is fun and definitely worth a few hours of your time.

  5. I picked up Godfall pretty cheaply about a month ago, and it's really good!  The graphics look sharp and the gameplay is just simple, old school hackin' & slashin' with a giant sword (or whatever weapon you prefer).  However, I've only spent about 5-6 hours with it and in the meantime I'm also playing Chorus (also fun as hell, I needed a good space shooter) and Kena: Bridge of Spirits (which just looks stunning, like playing a Pixar movie).

  6. Dragon Power because... well, have you played it??  The box art looked decent enough, only to get it home to discover you play as a silly monkey boy and the gameplay is completely unsatisfying.


    One bullet I luckily dodged was Urban Champion, mentioned above.  I clearly remember being at Target as a kid holding it and Karate Champ in my hands trying to decide which to get.  I went with Karate Champ, which was only slightly better.  Neither aged particularly well.

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  7. Somewhat random anecdote: a good friend of mine who bought his PS5 at launch (through a direct invite from Sony) told me that he got a "too hot" warning two nights ago.  It recommended that he turn it off until it cooled down, which he did.  It happened close to bedtime so he just shut it down for the night and the next day, opened it up and cleaned it out.  He only saw a tiny amount of dust and it seems to be working fine now, but still worrisome.  (I'll update if something changes.)


    The funny/not-funny thing is this happened just after his console had turned a year old.  Had it died completely, it would be out of warranty.  He takes care of his stuff, lives alone, no pets and his place is not dusty or dirty.


    Edit with some fresh info: He says he did not hear the fan running even when getting that "too hot" message, but it is always exceptionally quiet so that may not mean anything.  He also mentioned he was playing R&C in 4K Fidelity Mode - played a bunch more last night and had no problems.  Not sure what happened so I hope it was just a fluke??

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  8. On 11/8/2021 at 10:28 PM, Razzie.P said:

    Any particular reason why?

    Just a strong personal preference.  I tried keeping my PS2 vertical but had a few discs permanently scratched because of it.  The slightest bump to the console or yank to the cord can pull it out of vertical orientation, which was enough to ruin PS2 games.  Hopefully PS5 is more stable, but it's just not worth the risk to me and I always keep it horizontal.

  9. 21 hours ago, Sky5423 said:

    Haha! It’s mine. I would love to own one. Do you have one for trade?

    Fair enough.  Afraid I don't have one for trade, but stick around the forums and one will turn up.  It would certainly help to make a list of items that you want to trade, instead of a generic mention of "Xbox, Dreamcast, Gamecube, GBA, etc items"

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  10. For Rayman Origins, he can be bad as long as you are playing with him.  When one player dies, they respawn in a bubble that floats along unharmed until the other player pops him out of it.  So if there are tough parts, the kiddo will probably die but you can bring him right back in.  It's perfect for playing with a little one.


    Some other kid friendly games:  Toy Story 3, Marvel Super Hero Squad: Infinity Gauntlet and LittleBigPlanet

  11. 4 Vectrexes and you're looking for another one?!  OK it's not market speculators, it's you that's the problem!  Kidding, kidding :P


    @adamchevy I am scratching my head as to why you'd want to put that much money down on an new/unopened Vectrex when you already have one or more that you can play right now.  Also, when you refer to a "mint" Vectrex, do you mean without box or complete in box?

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