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  1. I'll keep this short since most of you probably know the difference, but I'm still gonna post this for noobies.


    Lost, by definition, Is: Unable to find one's way; not knowing one's whereabouts. I put the important part in bold. 


    Undumped, by definition, is: A video game that has not been dumped and uploaded to the internet. 


    Examples of lost games: Taiwan 2001 (spiritual successor to Hong Kong 97), Bouncer, Circus Charlie (Atari 2600), and Sonic the Hedgehog 1990 Tokyo Toy Show Prototype.


    Examples of undumped games: Mortal Kombat: Nitro Edition (Dev has the prototype cart, but hasn't dumped it as of 7/2/20), Western Gun, and Grand Champion.


    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.


  2. Welcome to the Lost Gaming Club! Before you start posting, it's highly recommended you read the rules:

    1. No talks of politics or religion. This is still Atariage and their rules are still enforced. Discussions of these topics usually start flame wars (have you seen the COVID-19 threads?)


    2. No witch-hunting, doxxing, or harassing of people who own undumped games. Yeah, people who refuse to dump games are jerks, but you have to respect their wishes, just look for another lead. You will be banned instantly if you break this rule.


    3. Be civil. Don't call people names or make fun of their beliefs. Please be mature here.


    4. Don't post things you vaguely remember in the Lost Gaming section. That's what the Tip Of My Tounge section is for.


    Breaking these rules will result in a warning (except for #2), breaking them again will result in a ban.

  3. With Super Punchout, and multiple Data East games (including Burgertime) on their way to the Eshop and PS store under the Arcade Archives brand, the possibilities are endless. If they could get ahold of the rights, Kung Fu Master and Great Swordsman would be excellent titles they could add to their catalog. Radar Scope would also be a good one to release since it stayed in the Arcades.


    What are some games you'd like to see on Arcade Archives?

  4. 10 hours ago, CatPix said:

    But considering it lost because you can't dump it is crazy. Pong can't be dumped, it's discrete logic. Is it lost?

    I never thought of that. According to the criteria of the Lost Media Wiki (where I get my information), Pong would technically be lost media (which is bogus). I'll bring that up to the people over there and see if they could change their criteria (they probably won't, but it never hurts to try).


    Also, Western Gun actually has a recreated version on Gamejolt by MasterofTTL, it has some sound issues, but other than that, it's pretty accurate. But it's still considered a lost game.

  5. For those who don't know, I have a series called Lost Gaming Vault on my blog where I talk about games that are lost. But I've noticed some of them aren't actually lost (as in no example has resurfaced) but are just simply undumped.


    Examples: Western Gun was a precursor to outlaw (which was the first game to use a CPU), Even though there are multiple cabinets of Western Gun known to exist, it hasn't been dumped due to the fact it runs on discrete logic. For some reason, this is considered lost, even though you can still play it (granted, you have to be very lucky, but still).


    Then there's stuff like Zero Racers where only screenshots exist, other than that there's nothing .


    What do you guys think? Should I start making a distinction between lost and undumped in my future entries? 



  6. My picks would be:


    NES: Kung Fu and Pinball


    SNES: DKC 1-3 and maybe some Satelleview games


    DKC and Kung Fu would probably be a little hard to have put on the apps since Nintendo didn't develop them, and Kung Fu, in particular, is a licensed based game in Japan (It shares the same name and characters as Spartan X A.K.A Wheels On Meals), but they are both big games that are absent from their apps. I want Pinball on there just because it's an underrated pinball game.

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  7. 4 hours ago, phoenixdownita said:

    To the OP, why is that even a thing?

    I mean I understand that once one scratches some hitches with the classics, one puts his/her attention towards more exotic systems, but why trying for an "easy full set" is even a thing?

    There are many collectors with whole full sets on the forums, and completionism is its own thing altogether, but from the question it almost appears as if you're asking: "what's the easy console one can earn bragging rights going for a full romset?".


    I am sure I misinterpreted your question, these days I've been in a bad mood, at any rate I would ask "aside the classics what are other fun consoles to collect for?" ... the "gotta catch'em all-small library edition" seems so weird to me.

    This thread is about giving recommendations for beginner collectors (mainly the one's who aim to get as much as possible), it can help answer some questions about obtaining a full set in general. Plus it's kind of fun to challenge yourself with a small collection, if you're going for a bigger collection like the NES or Dreamcast, the rarer games usually come up on eBay and other sites often, but with smaller libraries, usually, the rare games don't show up often (usually because the system's rather obscure), so you actually have to seek a copy out instead of camping on eBay. 

  8. I'm surprised there isn't a thread like this(or at least one that's not 10-15 years old).


    I kick this off with one I posted on the discord:


    In Galaxian for the Famicom, if you press the reset button 44 times, press A+B on the second controller (the one without the start and select buttons for those who don't know), and press reset one more time you'll be able to listen to some secret music! There are five songs in total and you have to repeat those steps every time to hear them all. You can also do it by pressing the reset button 10 times and then shouting into the mic 4 times, but It didn't work as well for me.


    Bonus one:

    In Super Mario Odyssey, if you go to the Metro Kingdom and look at the street signs, all the names will be references to DKC characters. 

  9. For most systems, it's nearly impossible to get a complete collection. But there are some systems that have a very small library and you can realistically get a complete collection. 


    I'd like to add the Cassettevision to the list, it has 11 released games (and 1 unreleased game, but I believe there's only one in existence so it doesn't count). The Virtual Boy has 14 NA games and 19 Japanese games, although there are some rare ones so it would be a little difficult to collect for.


    Do you guys know any more systems with a small library?

  10. I've stated my spicy opinion on the matter numerous times, but I'll do it again anyway:)


    Unlike the majority of the users on this forum, I never got to use the original hardware in its heyday (I'd say the average user age is between 35-50 years old whereas I'm 14) so I love having the original hardware so I can experience the same thing the previous generations did. Playing an Atari game on a CRT with the low humming sound filling up the room is a great experience, it's also nice to hear gears and stuff moving while you wait for an FDS game to load.


    Unfortunately, it gets kind of difficult playing on real hardware for one reason or another, that's when emulation comes in, I can lay down in my bed or sit at my computer with my modded 3DS and play just about any game I want, yes some games don't run properly, yes the sound can be off, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make in exchange for convenience.


    Like other people have said, there's going to be one day (hopefully in the far, far future) where most, if not all classic systems and games will be broken beyond repair and the only way to play them is through emulation. So instead of looking at pros and cons, we should accept this fate and help make emulators as accurate as we possibly can so when these systems stop working we can have 1:1 replicas (this is coming from someone who favors original hardware over emulation).


    Overall, I'd say the pros to emulation are convenience, good preservation, and the ability to add stuff that's absent from OG hardware (e.g. Online play). The cons are not always accurate, some emulators are poor quality, and the games lose some of their "soul" through emulation.


    Okay, now that I've written an essay, I'm going to bed.

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  11. I believe Sega released games for the Dreamcast (in Japan) until 2007, I'll make a list and report back.


    Edit: Okay, so the list is WAY bigger than I expected, so I'll list the last three official Dreamcast games (according to Sega Retro) instead:

    Frog Feast




    Trigger Heart Exelica


    There was also a Homebrew game Last Hope released in 2007 as well.

  12. (Funny, when this was posted, I wasn't even a year old!)


    My favorite male video game character (hero) is Mario. He (and his brother) we're just minding there own business taking care of other people's business (if you get my drift), when all of the sudden, he was sucked into a pipe that sent him to a parallel universe! And he's such a nice guy, he helped its inhabitants fight against an evil turtle instead of having a mental breakdown.


    My favorite male video game character (villain/anti-hero) is Wario. He's kind of like me, he wants everything, but doesn't want to put in any effort, loves money, loves weird things, and most importantly, loves video games.


    My favorite female video game character (hero) is Samus, I mean, she went into an abandoned spaceship in order to fight a giant alien brain, and did this on multiple occasions! She has bigger balls than me and she doesn't even have balls!




    I don't know any female villains, so I'm gonna choose Isabelle since she probably runs an underground smuggling ring.


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