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Gabriel last won the day on June 13 2013

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  1. I think the first time I ever saw a Popeye arcade machine was at a little hole in the wall arcade that had started up in this little strip mall. The place didn't last long, but it was cool because it was pretty close to home and my stomping grounds. It was small, but had more games than 7-11, and didn't require a trek to the other side of town. But it was probably the dingiest and sleaziest arcade I'd been in during that era. I remember they also had Turbo, which I played every time I went in. Anyway, I saw this Popeye game, and at the time it looked like the cartoon had been ripped into videogame form. I pumped a few quarters into it. I'm not sure if I got to the boat. Anyway, the reason I remember this is that someone ran in and yelled that the school was on fire. The middle school (6-8th) which I was attending at the time was nearby. A utility building had caught fire. I remember leaving the arcade to watch the spectacle as well as hang out with other students. We shot the shit about how the fire had gotten started and wondered whether school would be held the next day. The fire department put out the blaze in short order. Everyone started to disperse. It was getting late, and I didn't have many quarters left, so I decided to head home. I played Popeye a few more times at that arcade. Like I said earlier, the place didn't last long. I don't think it was even in business for a full month. Other than that, I maybe played Popeye at a Safeway. Or was the building was a Winn Dixie by that point. I don't fully recall. But I do think I finally got to the boat while playing it there. In terms of home versions, any of the NES, 5200, and CV ports are servicable. I think I like the 5200 and CV versions a bit more than the NES port. The NES port looks better, but IIRC the 5200 and CV versions play a bit better.
  2. Lightening Force Lightening Force Lightening Force I mean, there are others, but when I want to play a SHMUP on the Genesis, the one I always reach for is Lightening Force.
  3. Silpheed Lunar: The Silver Star Dark Wizard Shining Force CD Eternal Champions CD AH-3 Thunderstrike Sonic CD Android Assault Lords of Thunder Robo Aleste Final Fight CD
  4. Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football Although it's been ages since I last loaded it up and played.
  5. After all these years, I'm finally past Frankenstein on the original Castlevania. Freakin' finally.
  6. I finished my first playthru of Super Robot Wars T last week. Now I'm on a second run to get all the SR points, all the trophies, and see the other character's ending. Picked up Castlevania Collection and have been playing that in between mecha battles.
  7. Has CV2 been given a new translation on this collection? I don't recall any of the townspeople making sense or providing anything useful. But in the first town they seem to be giving useful hints.
  8. I got the Castlevania Collection. It was definitely worth it to me as it has three of my favorites (original, Super, and Bloodlines). I think it was a missed opportunity to re-release the updated Adventure game that appeared on the Wii. Regardless, definitely worth $20. So far I've played a little bit of original and Super. I suck just as much as I always have. I'll probably get the Arcade Collection if it goes on sale for somewhere near half price. But these days Gradius just doesn't do much for me. Plus, I already have arcade Lifeforce on my PS4. And, I guess I would have rather seen the NES versions of Gradius and Lifeforce than the arcade games. As it is, the most tempting part of that package is Scramble.
  9. I've been playing Super Robot Wars T since late March. I have about 7 missions left until I finish my first playthru. I'll probably start up a New Game + directly after I finish. Other than that, not playing much of anything video game wise.
  10. Well, in the unlikely event that someone offers me a free one of those consoles, I'll redirect them to you.
  11. Forgot that one. I remember a pile of them in Wal-Mart on clearance. I don't even recall the price because no matter what it would have been too high. Also the R-Zone variants.
  12. If no one has mentioned it yet, it didn't work on my Harmony. I got a message that it was an unsupported file type. I was trying to play on a 7800. But I did boot it in Stella. It's been a while, but this is the Ultima 3 map? There were a few Ultima style RPGs back in the day that used single button joystick interface. Legacy of the Ancients comes to mind. I'd say just pushing toward the enemy should be enough to attack. Touching a town, stairs, or ladder should be enough to enter/climb. Pressing the button can bring up a status screen or menu.
  13. Since you're using a RAM cart with a 32X, I figured I'd share something I've learned. Sometimes, the RAM cart doesn't work with the 32X, but it's not as obvious as the cart not being recognized. Instead, the cart shows as present but empty. And it still saves games, but tends to erase or corrupt whatever you had on the cart previously. And of course when you come back later the save may show as gone. I discovered this a couple of years ago when I decided to disconnect my 32X. I popped in a RAM cart I had long thought dead and incapable of holding data. Instead I was greeted by saves from decades ago I had thought long lost. I rehooked the 32X in and suddenly the cart was recognized but showed as empty. I think this is why StoneAgeGamer says their RAM cart doesn't work with the 32X. If memory serves, that cart behaves the same way when a 32X is hooked up. Because of this, I no longer use the 32X with the Sega CD. I have two Genesis systems, one with a CD and the other with the 32X.
  14. It also came with SmartBASIC on digital datasette. I recall coding a lot of goofy little programs until something about my ADAM fritzed out and it would only boot to a non-functional version of the typewriter. I played lots of Buck Rogers during the months to a year that the thing worked.
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