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  1. For those who want Namco Museum's sixth entry, the R, make sure you aren't trying to play the game on a PS2 as some games on there have issues with running extremely slowly. Volumes 1-5 run fine, but that 6th entry is a tripping point if you own a PS2 that can play Japanese games (either a Japanese model, or one modded to play imports). I have not bought the 6th entry myself, but I have heard far too many stories of the slowdown before I took the plunge on getting a copy.
  2. Some Namco retro goodness: Pac-Land Pac-Mania Marvel Land, Genesis version has more to it than the arcade release Phelios Super Pac-Man Burning Force Legend of Valkyrie, an awesome, awesome game, a must play Valkyrie no Bouken, PS1 updated version, phenomenal looking remake of the Famicom original, prequel to Legend of Valkyrie Xandra no Daibouken, aka Whirlo, (SFC/SNES) the first game in the Valkyrie series, released last amazingly Mirai Ninja, on Arcade Archives these days Marchen Maze, amazing this one has never seen an arcade archives release, but has PC Engine and Sharp X68000 ports Cosmo Gang the Video, has a great Super Famicom port too
  3. Pop N Pop, only with Hanna Barbera characters in it. Always preferred the PS1 port of Pop N Pop, more modes and more characters to play as is a bonus.
  4. The Gradius series The Parodius series The Twinbee series Xexex Turtles in Time arcade and SNES TMNT Hyperstone Heist Super C The Taisen Puzzle Dama series Time Pilot Shao-Lin Road Yie Ar Kung Fu These are just some of the highlights from Konami back when Konami could do very little wrong
  5. Konami's Puyo Puyo clones, the Taisen Puzzle Dama, and Taisen Tokkae Dama games, quite a few of them, a couple licensed (Chibi Maruko-chan, and the one on the SFC, Tsuyoshi Shikkarai , based off an old anime), and one based off Twinbee, and another Tokimeki Memorial, 3 of them in fact (TM Taisen Puzzle Dama 1 and 2 and TM Taisen Tokkae Dama). Puzzle Dama operates exactly like Puyo Puyo, but you match 3 instead of 4, quite addictive, and hard as hell. Tokkae Dama games operate similarly, except you start with a number of balls on the screen, and can scroll the screen and balls up further, and can move them around one at a time at will, and try to match 3, and make chains.
  6. I know only of the SNES original, a PC version, a PS1 version, a Saturn version, it got emulated on MMXC for various consoles, and of course the crappy Sega Mega Drive pirated version. Also wasn't Rockman and Forte the true last Rockman game on the SFC, with a 1998 release?
  7. Visit Youtube channels like VC Deicide, and you'll see it in full force. Not so much for the channel owner, but the comments section, even when there's not a Sega console game being compared.
  8. I've watched Youtube videos for years on games for both consoles, no I have not seen the tribalism I have seen now from either side, but then again I tend to watch videos from more respectable content creators, and not the dreck of Youtube, where this type of tribalism about which console is better and worse, is allowed or encouraged. No fanboyism from me, I own consoles from both Nintendo, and Sega. If I were a fanboy, I'd not be collecting for consoles from each one. The SNES was the better console of it's era, much like the Saturn was the better console of it's era, despite the Saturn never getting a fair shot in the US.
  9. Yeah, the thread is old, but the things I speak of, are quite recent.
  10. I've seen this sudden resurgence in crapping on the SNES plenty the last year or two on Youtube, especially on channels like VC Deicide, which often compares games that aren't even the same on both consoles, or a CD game versus a cart game when the games are also vastly different. I've even seen that channel compare two different games, and some folks say that the channel owner does what she can to make the SNES and the PS1 look crippled. Her channel has sadly been overrun in the comments section by Genesis/MD fans, it really is a toxic environment on the channel. I've even seen a site, Sega Retro I believe, where they compare the consoles, and skew every, and I mean EVERY number in the Genesis favor. It's like the console war turned some of these people mad, it's not about the games, and how fun they are for both consoles on that channel, they MUST beat their chest and proclaim the Genesis the King of the 16 bit wars. I've even had or 1 or 2 comments over time on that Youtube channel, and a couple other channels, tell me that the Genesis outsold the SNES in the US and overall, when we all know it won in Europe, but not anywhere else. They don't answer back when you throw the 49.1 million worldwide SNES units sold versus the 40 million Genesis units sold worldwide, and claim anything still made in Brazil as counting officially. I honestly don't know what sparked this sudden influx of Genesis being the superior console, because for years it was known and not debated that the SNES was the better console, and sold more worldwide, and it was left at that, and people just played and loved games for both 16 bit consoles. My guess is, a lot of them doing this on Youtube are likely too young to even remember the 16 bit wars, or most of the games that came out for both consoles. I was lucky enough to be in high school when both consoles launched in the US, Genesis 89, SNES 91. Makes me throw my hands up in the air, because some people cannot be convinced otherwise. As for the PC Engine/TG-16 I harbor no ill will to the console, there's a lot of games I love for that console.
  11. While I love Galaga, and Galaga 88, and to some extent Gaplus, I prefer the Galaga not named Galaga, Cosmo Gang the Video, Namco's parody of Galaga.
  12. The red Tengen logo is the ones for Ms Pac Man that were released in the cardboard boxes, I learned this just the other day. The original Tengen Genesis release did not have the Sega Seal of Approval.
  13. Taito is one of my favorite developers, whether it's the timeless Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, it's prettier sequels, Bubble Symphony and Bubble Memories, as well as Rainbow Islands and Parasol Stars, the awesome sounding for it's time Legend of Kage (the arcade version of course), Ray Force/Raystorm/Raycrisis, just to name a few (hell I got a fondness for later games too, like Magical Date). Zuntata were some of the best ion the world when it came to music that immersed you into the atmosphere for the game. I went out my way to get both Taito Legends for PS2, and even the 4 Japanese PS2 volumes, which a friend got for me many, many years ago, as well as Taito Legends Pocket on PSP. I probably have more Taito games than Konami at this point (174 Konami, but if I counted separate games on compilations, it could be over 200, Taito would be even more considering there are 174 games between both Legends and all 4 Memories, though they tend to carry identical games, but different region variations). Taito's weird stuff was pretty groovy too, like Pulirula, and of course Growl, where you get to beat the crap out of animal poachers working for an evil alien using the animals to feed it's species. Also a tad on the weird side is Don Doko Don, there's even that Famicom sequel, though that was done by Natsume. There's also the Kiki Kaikai series, first arcade one was done by Taito, after that Natsume started making the sequels. Then you have stuff like Light Bringer, which despite being slower paced, is a cool isometric hack and slash, and of course timeless games like Cadash, and even somethings cool on consoles, like Saint Sword for the Genesis (I consider it their best Genesis game despite Rainbow Islands Extra and New Zealand Story also coming out for that same console. To the person who didn't know what Layer Section II is, it is pretty much Raystorm on the Saturn, for some reason the 2 Ray games on the Saturn got renames, though Ray Force, the original game, also goes as Gunlock in Europe I believe, and as Galactic Attack on US Saturn. Then there's games like Space Gun, which has an OST that definitely fits the mood of you mowing down aliens with your....Space Gun. Then there's Elevator Action Returns, which plays a bit like Rolling Thunder, and has a great Saturn port (lucky to own a copy of it too, got it cheap on a late night Ebay listing for $20), and is quite an upgrade from the original Elevator Action. The Saturn EAR also has the original Elevator Action unlockable on the disc. And last but not least, my biggest gem in my Saturn collection, Mizubaku Daibouken, aka Liquid Kids.
  14. My favorite, besides Galaga 88, the parody starring the Cosmo Gang, Cosmo Gang the Video, the Parodius of the Galaga series.
  15. Xandra no Daibouken SFC aka Whirlo Legend of Valkyrie PS1 Valkyrie no Bouken PS1 remake via Namco Anthology 2 (sadly I don't own a legit copy yet) Basically this trilogy of games, because I love the series.
  16. I finally have Namco Museum 5 Japanese version in my collection. There was 1 game I wanted it for, Legend of Valkyrie, my favorite Namco game.

  17. Once the cellphone with internet came into being, it was good to research an old game before you bought it, but of course, even ol granny at a Garage Sale will use one to check Ebay to see if she's selling a lottery ticket retirement or not, and that is the bad side. Weird that outside of Saturn Bomberman (Japanese version), most of my recent Saturn gets were either fighting games, or puzzle games as those tend to still sell for affordable prices (unless it's Fighters History Dynamite, yikes it can never be found cheaply. Even World Heroes Perfect relaxed in price long enough for me to snag a nice copy of it for under $30).
  18. I love my Saturn, I own 57 games for it, sadly getting games for it is getting harder and harder to do due to rising costs to get a game I like.
  19. Shame that Fatal Fury Special on the Sega CD just feels awful, while the PCE Engine CD version is a pleasure to play. The SCD version is missing the announcer, and background animations, while the PCE CD version has the announcer, and has a bit of the background animation that the arcade and other versions had. Samurai Shodown on the Sega CD also suffers from the same problems as Fatal Fury Special suffers from as well. What I have heard is JVC and whomever worked on the game had no source code to work with, and had to build the games from scratch, and perhaps they didn't have enough RAM to run either game with.
  20. The Valis games, no matter the 16 bit console, or the PC Engine CD/Turbographx 16, are all extremely pricey, or pretty high in price compared to when I got all 3 Genesis, and #4 on SFC a matter of years ago. I don't think I ever paid more than $20 for any of them, now they go anywhere from $50, to well over $200.
  21. There is a GBC version of Super Pac-Man, either coupled with the GBC version of Pac-Man, or the GBC version of Ms Pac-Man. One of the other, either regular Pac,or the Missus, has Pac-Attack. Edit: Super Pac is coupled with Ms Pac-Man, Pac-Attack with Pac-Man on the GBC.
  22. The Genesis and Sega CD versions of Samurai Spirits weren't as great as they are always painted to be.The SCD version is missing the announcer, and I hear there is a bug that doesn't allow you to go past Amakusa and finish the game. Also lost a bot of animation. Genesis version of Sam Sho may have bigger sprites, but fewer animations than the SNES version, like win poses and such. Couple that with less background detail, half the endings of most characters were cut, the game doesn't even feel right, at least the SFC version feels closer to the arcade version, has a bit more animation, bit better background detail (the SNES version is right in between, with less animation than the SFC version, but more than the Genesis version), everyone's endings are intact, the meeting with Amakusa when he is in flame form is still there (the Gen version, that is missing). Post victory screens,with character sprite artwork, gone from the Genesis port entirely, but is intact in the SNES/SFC versions. The Genesis port of Sam Sho paid a heavy price for those larger sprites, way too much missing to even be considered great. It's good and fun, but nothing like people make it out to be. Yeah, it is a bit more censored, Japanese version included, than the Genesis version, and the sprites are smaller, but there is more packed into the game than the Genesis and Sega CD versions have. People overhype the Genesis version, but to be honest, neither 16 bit port was all that great to begin with, but it was all we had in the home in those days. The PS1 version, though it had a lot of loading, is the truest to the arcade, non Neo console version there is out there (plus you get the second game as well). The Sega CD port of Fatal Fury Special is also quite terrible.
  23. I thought my Saturn was dead, but it booted US games up fine, but my Action Replay Cart no longer seemed to work. A friend told me, rub alcohol on the contacts of the cart, then insert and take out 4 times. Did so, and now the thing boots like new, really thought I'd have to spring for another cart, or another Saturn, but I hella relieved I don't have to do so. I didn't feel like playing the discs via emulator, especially after going through a lot of trouble unlocking every character in Magical Drop 3, or having save files at the bosses in SNK fighting games. I need to play my Saturn more, as where I live, in the country, dust tends to get pulled in by my AC a lot, and those damned contacts in the Saturn cart slot seem to attract dust more than anything else.
  24. The Sam Sho Neo Geo Collection is wonderful, but there is one little hitch, Sam Sho V Perfect is actually censored. So no cutting anyone in half, nor blowing half their body off. SSV Special though is not censored thankfully. I picked this up a mere 2 hours after it went active on the Epic Store, and for something that is free, I can't complain as I have not run into any issues thus far, though I play against just the CPU for now.
  25. Downloaded Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection, have reported no bugs for the PC version from the Epic Store, and it was free, and is for another 3 days. SS V Perfect though, is sadly censored.

    1. Serguei2

      Serguei2

      Why Samurai Shodown V Perfect censored? Nudity?

    2. Bloodreign

      Bloodreign

      No fatalities, like cutting in half, or decapitations and such. The series never had nudity, so nothing to censor there.

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