So I've fallen back into a retro gaming habit over the last few months. It all started when I found a massive 90cm rear projection TV on the sidewalk that only had a minor sliver in the top corner of the screen damaged. Wheeled that bad boy home, plugged it in and it worked a treat. So I dug out all my consoles and plugged them in, giving me a SNES, N64, Gamecube and Wii to play with at all times.
Then a few weeks ago my partner saw a PlayStation sitting on the sidewalk out the front of a scout hall next to the trash with a bunch of other random items. Brought it home, bought some AV cables for it and it worked flawlessly. Now I just need to get a memory card and I'm set. Finally, I picked up a fat silver PS2 with 7 games for $40 and I've got a hefty collection at my disposal.
Currently playing through Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes on the Gamecube and loving it. Pretty much when I'm not working on a game and have some spare time, I'm back playing some classics.
Anyone else here have a retro collection or love for retro consoles? Share your set up, memories and collections with us!
Retro Gaming Discussion of AwesomeOff Topic
Original Post Hellerphant 09/07/2014
My retro collection is back home, all the way in Europe :( However I do have the old Sega, Nintendo and all Playstation's. I loved the old media books that gave you a free disk with loads of game demo's, I must have spend more hours playing those demo's than actual games.
I just got all mine back from my parent's place. They were in storage there whilst I was living OS. Finally got them back home and opened the storage boxes. It was like Xmas in July! My Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Dreamcast, PS2, Neo Geo, N64 all working fine. Gotta say though, some of the games haven't aged well at all. Especially over composite cables on a 50" TV.
@Travinsm You have a Neo Geo? For a few minutes I was thinking about hunting one down for myself, but the prices are astronomical these days. I only want Windjammers, Street Hoops and King of Fighters, so really wasn't worth the investment.
Someone hooked me up with a Neo Geo X and when paired with some dodgy SD card technology, I've got the games I want. It's not exactly the same, but it feels good enough for me because I've never owned a Neo Geo before.
I (hopefully) have a small retirement fund on my shelves at home including boxed copies of Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Soulblazer and Terranigma. Pity my SNES died years ago :(
ZX81 > Amstrad CPC 464 > All the Amegas > (was so close to a Amega CD64 till it disappeared) > Playstations > Xboxs, Played a lot of Megadrive at my buddies.
Games wise Manic Mansion was always top of my nostalgia list.
@Elkkinl Maniac Mansion is good, but Sam & Max Hit The Road will always be my all time favourite game. I can still play it today and fall in love.
Has anyone played Gladius from Lucasarts? Is it good? I heard someone talking about it on a podcast and I'd never seen it before. Now I'm curious, because it sounded pretty rad.
Its my very first favorite, theres a ton of others but none particularly famous, I was a big shareware floppy swapper. Eric Schwartz was why i studied animation.
Picking up a GBA SP tomorrow night after work. Pretty excited, never played one of these before but I'm slowly building up my Nintendo collection. Managed to pick it up with 7 games for $40, and most of the games are ones that are pretty pricey on Ebay. Hopefully it's a good win for me!
I have a behemoth SNES emulator collection on my PC... to relive my olden days...
I also have a bunch of ROMS but for some reason my soul won't let me rest until I have the real deal.
I'm thinking about hunting at garage sales, cleaning up carts and systems, flipping them, to get the collection that I want. I don't need every game, just the great/really weird ones.
Garage sales FTW. Better chance of finding masively undervalued rarities. Nowadays even Cash Converters are starting to cotton onto what's worth what.
@elkkinl our gaming childhood was very similar :)
@hellerphant, I have an old NES I got at a garage sale I can bring in for you to check it. It worked sometimes. Box of games too, although my cat wee'd on some of them
Cat wee is what the Egyptians use for Mummies, it will be forever immortal now! :)
@SurprisingChris - I'll take it. I'm getting into the business of pulling apart carts and consoles and cleaning them up. Maybe I can get rid of this Egyptian immortality curse.
@Elkkinl I hate that man with that glorious room!
Picked up the Game Boy Advance this week, and really dig the unit. Never played one before, my only issue is the horrible screen lighting issues. The AGS-001 SP has a front light, which is pretty woeful. Apparently the awesome AGS-101 with the backlight only got a release in the US.
So this month I'm going to purchase a new case, as this one is a little beat up. I'll then take it all apart, clean the mobo, put the new case on and then try and flip it for a tidy profit to fund the purchase of a US GBA. Right now I've decided that I'm going to fix up old hardware and carts, flip them and use the profits to fund my own collection.
Maybe I should make a tutorial for switching the gba shells if anyone is interested?
Here's the SP I grabbed for $40
Someone somewhere is always interested :).. Thats pretty cool.
Hellerphant 2 days
Picked up this bad boy on the weekend for a cool $30. Both of those Pokeman games go for at least $45 on their own, so was definitely a bargain. Look at that sweet Zelda carry bag too, it even clips onto your belt!