Classic Gaming Lobby General discussion about classic gaming. Although we don't have a separate Odyssey, Intellivision, or ColecoVision board, that doesn't mean you can't talk about them here. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:02:56 +0000 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:02:56 +0000 IGN Boards /boards/forums/classic-gaming-lobby.5138/ How good is your memory, when it comes to games you used to play? Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:19:48 +0000 /boards/threads/how-good-is-your-memory-when-it-comes-to-games-you-used-to-play.455139411/ /boards/threads/how-good-is-your-memory-when-it-comes-to-games-you-used-to-play.455139411/ (Classicnerd) Classicnerd
For example:
I had piles of games on PS1.
-but I can only remember faction of them.

I would buy PS1 games like all the time, play them for coupla days, and then trade them in. Very few games left lasting memory. Only the very best PS1 games are still on my shelves.

Only reason I remember games from C64 and Amiga era, is because I still have all those games on my shelves and cupboards.

Anyway, how about you?

Do you have excellent memory when it comes to...

How good is your memory, when it comes to games you used to play?]]>
Buying old Playstation sports games from thrift store Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:21:47 +0000 /boards/threads/buying-old-playstation-sports-games-from-thrift-store.455155503/ /boards/threads/buying-old-playstation-sports-games-from-thrift-store.455155503/ (GhastlyN) GhastlyN
is it just me or that other people the previous owners of old sports games they dont give a crap where they dont take care of their videogames they just dump off at a thrift store even if its old outdated old Playstation sports games?

Do people have no souls anymore when and...

Buying old Playstation sports games from thrift store]]>
What classic game are you playing? Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:14:23 +0000 /boards/threads/what-classic-game-are-you-playing.200500676/ /boards/threads/what-classic-game-are-you-playing.200500676/ (Clavius1408) Clavius1408 682 What Ever Happened To Medal of Honor? Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:54:07 +0000 /boards/threads/what-ever-happened-to-medal-of-honor.455154503/ /boards/threads/what-ever-happened-to-medal-of-honor.455154503/ (BRUC3Y) BRUC3Y What ever happened to Medal of Honor? Why did it die? Today, we bring you a documentary on a shooter that once dominated the first person shooter market.]]> 2 Found a Sega Saturn in op-shop Sat, 14 Jul 2018 04:38:28 +0000 /boards/threads/found-a-sega-saturn-in-op-shop.455154600/ /boards/threads/found-a-sega-saturn-in-op-shop.455154600/ (Spacemoonkey) Spacemoonkey
Reckon I should buy it? It's $300aud, pretty much the price of a new console.]]>
When playing retro games how do you keep track of the passwords ? Sat, 14 Jul 2018 03:21:58 +0000 /boards/threads/when-playing-retro-games-how-do-you-keep-track-of-the-passwords.455139739/ /boards/threads/when-playing-retro-games-how-do-you-keep-track-of-the-passwords.455139739/ (badboykilla187) badboykilla187
When playing retro games how do you keep track of the passwords ?]]>
Why did they put 'Super' in front of every game title back then? Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:06:42 +0000 /boards/threads/why-did-they-put-super-in-front-of-every-game-title-back-then.455154151/ /boards/threads/why-did-they-put-super-in-front-of-every-game-title-back-then.455154151/ (Classicnerd) Classicnerd Super keeps popping up all over the place.

There's Super Metroid, Super Mario, Super Street Fighter, Super Bomberman, Super Hang On and so on and so forth.

Why was this??? Why was the industry so keen on using the adjective Super in their game titles?
-I mean, to me, it just makes the titles sound rather silly and childish..

Got any answers to this? Why was Super such a trendy word back then? So...

Why did they put 'Super' in front of every game title back then?]]>
A Collector, Wanting some input! Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:29:04 +0000 /boards/threads/a-collector-wanting-some-input.455062959/ /boards/threads/a-collector-wanting-some-input.455062959/ (splinterspike) splinterspike
My name is Michael. I'm a 29 year guy who has gotten a bit nostalgic over the last years of so. So when the SNES Classic was announced I asked myself whether it would be worth going and waiting in line versus having the real thing. Obviously (You read the Title) I decided to go with the real thing. When I started I told myself no more than 10 games. The idea was, Have 10 games I know I would play, versus having 20 something games and only playing like 6 of them. Was the general...

A Collector, Wanting some input!]]>
Best Video Game Console of All Time Final Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:28:05 +0000 /boards/threads/best-video-game-console-of-all-time-final.455078684/ /boards/threads/best-video-game-console-of-all-time-final.455078684/ (btfu149) btfu149
(1) Sony Playstation
(1) Sony Playstation 2

vote away!]]>
Three reasons why the PAL SNES is the best SNES Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:35:35 +0000 /boards/threads/three-reasons-why-the-pal-snes-is-the-best-snes.455148624/ /boards/threads/three-reasons-why-the-pal-snes-is-the-best-snes.455148624/ (gencid) gencid
  • The system looks wonderful and is faithful to the original Japanese Super Famicom.
  • The system runs games faster and better, largely due to the 60 Hz frame rate and higher PAL resolution (540 lines vs NTSC 480 lines).
  • The system got EU exclusives that America never did like Terranigma and Stargate to name a few, both among my favorite 16-bit games ever.
  • [​IMG]]]>
    Greatest Video Games of All Time (pre-2006) Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:00:12 +0000 /boards/threads/greatest-video-games-of-all-time-pre-2006.455147842/ /boards/threads/greatest-video-games-of-all-time-pre-2006.455147842/ (WarWario) WarWario
    2. Lunar: Eternal Blue (Sega CD)

    3. Age of Empires 2

    4. Day of the Tentacle

    5. Street Fighter 3: Third Strike

    6. Phantasy Star Online

    7. Sonic 3 & Knuckles

    8. Planetside

    9. Half-Life

    10. Asheron’s Call

    11. Contra: Hard Corps

    12. Onimusha

    13. Suikoden II

    14. Everquest (Vanilla-Velious)

    15. Resident Evil 4

    16. NFL Blitz

    17. Devil May Cry 3

    18. Soul Calibur 2

    19. Super Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

    20. Mike Tyson’s Punchout


    Greatest Video Games of All Time (pre-2006)]]>
    How many of you have beaten the OG Castlevanias? Sun, 08 Jul 2018 10:10:17 +0000 /boards/threads/how-many-of-you-have-beaten-the-og-castlevanias.455142551/ /boards/threads/how-many-of-you-have-beaten-the-og-castlevanias.455142551/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher
    Dracula is pretty tough, I tried both the cross and juice, and finding it hard to kill him, assuming I could hit him every time he spawns, its like 16 perfect jumps, plus second phase where I haven't even gotten to, just know of it.]]>
    Is Parasite Eve 1 and 2 still worth going back? Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:07:51 +0000 /boards/threads/is-parasite-eve-1-and-2-still-worth-going-back.455151978/ /boards/threads/is-parasite-eve-1-and-2-still-worth-going-back.455151978/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher
    I saw them on sale on PS3 as PSone classics, for a couple bucks each and can't wait to buy them. I just can't find any information on them ever getting re-released or put on PC. I do have concerns, cause the last 2 games I went back to PS1 for that weren't remastered were MGS1 and Silent Hill 1, and they were pretty rough, in fact, I played Twin Snakes instead, and...

    Is Parasite Eve 1 and 2 still worth going back?]]>
    Why do people play retro games? Thu, 05 Jul 2018 22:40:39 +0000 /boards/threads/why-do-people-play-retro-games.455122513/ /boards/threads/why-do-people-play-retro-games.455122513/ (kingbootothe) kingbootothe 26 Help me Identify Classic Car Racing Game (Arcade) Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:15:19 +0000 /boards/threads/help-me-identify-classic-car-racing-game-arcade.455152022/ /boards/threads/help-me-identify-classic-car-racing-game-arcade.455152022/ (paulmend) paulmend
    The game was an Arcade Racing Game and had to be around 1984-1988. The Gameplay and graphics were Very similar in style to Super Sprint and Super Off-Road with one major exception. Instead of doing laps around 1 track you would get to the edge of the screen and a new screen/track...

    Help me Identify Classic Car Racing Game (Arcade)]]>
    Timesplitters 1 is Underappreciated Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:12:05 +0000 /boards/threads/timesplitters-1-is-underappreciated.455150549/ /boards/threads/timesplitters-1-is-underappreciated.455150549/ (Old-School-Gamer1996) Old-School-Gamer1996
    Timesplitters 1 is Underappreciated]]>
    looking for an old arcade game, help! Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:11:35 +0000 /boards/threads/looking-for-an-old-arcade-game-help.455132787/ /boards/threads/looking-for-an-old-arcade-game-help.455132787/ (paolonox) paolonox 1 Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, still the best superhero game Sat, 23 Jun 2018 18:21:53 +0000 /boards/threads/hulk-ultimate-destruction-still-the-best-superhero-game.455127957/ /boards/threads/hulk-ultimate-destruction-still-the-best-superhero-game.455127957/ (Mavox) Mavox
    It was on OG Xbox, Gamecube, and ps2. Not sure how the emulators are.

    What Clasicc games would you like to see have an achievement system added, Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:35:31 +0000 /boards/threads/what-clasicc-games-would-you-like-to-see-have-an-achievement-system-added.455137073/ /boards/threads/what-clasicc-games-would-you-like-to-see-have-an-achievement-system-added.455137073/ (Elvenking1985) Elvenking1985 3 Would you consider the N64/PS1 era to be the golden age of video games? Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:55:54 +0000 /boards/threads/would-you-consider-the-n64-ps1-era-to-be-the-golden-age-of-video-games.454582453/ /boards/threads/would-you-consider-the-n64-ps1-era-to-be-the-golden-age-of-video-games.454582453/ (Aztecwarrior480) Aztecwarrior480 81 Must play Megaman on Legacy 1 and 2? Wed, 30 May 2018 07:38:03 +0000 /boards/threads/must-play-megaman-on-legacy-1-and-2.455133274/ /boards/threads/must-play-megaman-on-legacy-1-and-2.455133274/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher
    I played Megman 1 on the Legacy for PC, and I just felt the game was weak. Now that I doubled dipped Megman Legacy for PS4, I decided to play Megaman 2, cause I remembered they were recarting it, and its crazy how much better it is, it's night and day difference like CV1 and 2, and I definitely love Megman 2 more, just like I love CV2 more, and when I...

    Must play Megaman on Legacy 1 and 2?]]>
    Metal Slug 3 was such an awesome game... Tue, 29 May 2018 04:57:43 +0000 /boards/threads/metal-slug-3-was-such-an-awesome-game.455138374/ /boards/threads/metal-slug-3-was-such-an-awesome-game.455138374/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher
    I haven't touched the game since arcade back in the day, even then I barely remember the series, let alone this...

    Metal Slug 3 was such an awesome game...]]>
    I am the only one at school who likes classic games Tue, 29 May 2018 04:56:40 +0000 /boards/threads/i-am-the-only-one-at-school-who-likes-classic-games.455138869/ /boards/threads/i-am-the-only-one-at-school-who-likes-classic-games.455138869/ (KaiKaisTheGuy) KaiKaisTheGuy 2 Retro Game Collecting Sat, 26 May 2018 23:04:19 +0000 /boards/threads/retro-game-collecting.455137662/ /boards/threads/retro-game-collecting.455137662/ (davem1992ftw) davem1992ftw What games would ya'll recommend for the following consoles?

    Mega Drive (Genesis)
    SEGA Saturn
    Atari Jaguar
    How do you setup everything to play with ease?!? Wed, 23 May 2018 05:48:46 +0000 /boards/threads/how-do-you-setup-everything-to-play-with-ease.455125259/ /boards/threads/how-do-you-setup-everything-to-play-with-ease.455125259/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher
    I'm just wondering what people do to game easier? Like I have my Genesis, PS3, RetroPi, and Wii in my bedroom, but even when I put a 1080 monitor and a CRT on the TV stand, I always feel like I'm unplugging shit, swapping controllers around and and...

    How do you setup everything to play with ease?!?]]>
    What is considered "Classic Gaming"? Wed, 23 May 2018 03:10:23 +0000 /boards/threads/what-is-considered-classic-gaming.455096951/ /boards/threads/what-is-considered-classic-gaming.455096951/ (korndoggydog) korndoggydog
    Should we use the universal definition of classic that the music and car...

    What is considered "Classic Gaming"?]]>
    Anyone else think GTASA is better than V Sat, 19 May 2018 12:10:03 +0000 /boards/threads/anyone-else-think-gtasa-is-better-than-v.455131609/ /boards/threads/anyone-else-think-gtasa-is-better-than-v.455131609/ (KingOfKingz1113) KingOfKingz1113
    Did Anyone Play Rune Halls of Valhalla (2000) - Viking Melee Fighter Tue, 15 May 2018 18:14:00 +0000 /boards/threads/did-anyone-play-rune-halls-of-valhalla-2000-viking-melee-fighter.455133696/ /boards/threads/did-anyone-play-rune-halls-of-valhalla-2000-viking-melee-fighter.455133696/ (SudderlandD) SudderlandD
    It'd be cool to meet some old faces in the sequel,...

    Did Anyone Play Rune Halls of Valhalla (2000) - Viking Melee Fighter]]>
    Admitting to yourself that you don't like a classic game... Wed, 09 May 2018 11:25:59 +0000 /boards/threads/admitting-to-yourself-that-you-dont-like-a-classic-game.455046108/ /boards/threads/admitting-to-yourself-that-you-dont-like-a-classic-game.455046108/ (gsilver) gsilver
    Since I got the SNES Classic, I'm finding myself feeling this way about Secret of Mana. It's not bad or anything, it's just... Not for me?

    I dunno. It feels like I'm supposed to like it (and I do like a lot of its contemporaries) but after owning back on the SNES, then the Wii U, and now on the SNES Classic, I've tried to play it a number of times...

    Admitting to yourself that you don't like a classic game...]]>
    I found a mint OG PS1 for $15...EPIC!!! Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:11:39 +0000 /boards/threads/i-found-a-mint-og-ps1-for-15-epic.455127329/ /boards/threads/i-found-a-mint-og-ps1-for-15-epic.455127329/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher
    I pulled out the two controllers and they are as mint as mint can be for used controllers, and I kid you not I'm blown away by the quality, the DS1 feels better than my DS4, and they look like they just got out of a box, I'm tripping out over how amazing they are.

    Yeah I've had a PS2 Slim that plays them and a PS3 that plays...

    I found a mint OG PS1 for $15...EPIC!!!]]>
    Doom 1 help!! Sat, 28 Apr 2018 00:52:39 +0000 /boards/threads/doom-1-help.455110400/ /boards/threads/doom-1-help.455110400/ (yocef) yocef 3 Has anyone tried any of the Homebrew Dreamcast titles? Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:46:16 +0000 /boards/threads/has-anyone-tried-any-of-the-homebrew-dreamcast-titles.455122682/ /boards/threads/has-anyone-tried-any-of-the-homebrew-dreamcast-titles.455122682/ (btfu149) btfu149
    Theres like 9 Super Mario All Stars you can buy, are they a good quality similar to the original Super Mario World?]]>
    Is my CRT TV fixable?!? Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:54:05 +0000 /boards/threads/is-my-crt-tv-fixable.455124311/ /boards/threads/is-my-crt-tv-fixable.455124311/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher

    Ready Player One - Classic Gaming Lobby Community Thread! Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:28:43 +0000 /boards/threads/ready-player-one-classic-gaming-lobby-community-thread.454609346/ /boards/threads/ready-player-one-classic-gaming-lobby-community-thread.454609346/ (Cheski) Cheski

    Welcome to the Classic Gaming Lobby Community Thread! Feel free to chat about anything here, both retro gaming related and anything off topic. Of course, the ToS applies, but feel free to chat about anything.]]>
    Taken the Plunge Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:16:00 +0000 /boards/threads/taken-the-plunge.455115546/ /boards/threads/taken-the-plunge.455115546/ (Telekill) Telekill
    I went to Etsy as I simply don't have time to do a project like that myself. There were tons of options including many cases that resembled classic systems....

    Taken the Plunge]]>
    Rockman X No Dash/Minimalist Challenge Mon, 09 Apr 2018 05:09:17 +0000 /boards/threads/rockman-x-no-dash-minimalist-challenge.455112580/ /boards/threads/rockman-x-no-dash-minimalist-challenge.455112580/ (Sverd_Palmero) Sverd_Palmero
    The rules are simple I beat every stage like the intro stage: no Dash, no damage, no armor, no upgrades and no special boss-weapons. I'm not a genius or a prodigy so that's why I did one stage at the time. I wish I could but I'm not that good.



    Rockman X No Dash/Minimalist Challenge]]>
    Can you identify the NES cartridges from my old photo? Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:44:54 +0000 /boards/threads/can-you-identify-the-nes-cartridges-from-my-old-photo.455106766/ /boards/threads/can-you-identify-the-nes-cartridges-from-my-old-photo.455106766/ (SaltSlasher) SaltSlasher
    Here is a wide shot, I count 6 total games:



    Close Ups:

    ^--Can't say for sure, but the one furthest back looks like "Ikari Warriors" and the one next to it, maybe "Solstice"?...

    Can you identify the NES cartridges from my old photo?]]>
    Bonus Access Code Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:00:52 +0000 /boards/threads/bonus-access-code.455109083/ /boards/threads/bonus-access-code.455109083/ (michaelchan21) michaelchan21 2 Playing Animal Crossing Gamecube for 2018 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:19:27 +0000 /boards/threads/playing-animal-crossing-gamecube-for-2018.455108525/ /boards/threads/playing-animal-crossing-gamecube-for-2018.455108525/ (Night-X) Night-X
    Plus the Welcome Amiibo update didn't really help it too well.

    Asking if anyone having the same feeling lately?]]>
    Are Hybrid AIs the Answer to Better Gaming AI? Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:14:31 +0000 /boards/threads/are-hybrid-ais-the-answer-to-better-gaming-ai.455107996/ /boards/threads/are-hybrid-ais-the-answer-to-better-gaming-ai.455107996/ (Unleashgame) Unleashgame
    So there is this article written on the evolution of gaming AIs. Just want to hear thoughts about where you guys think gaming AI will eventually evolve to. What direction?
    Also what do you think about the article. Do you think it offers valuable insight on how AI's work or not?
    I honestly am a bit nervous and excited thinking that Skynet might actually come from a...

    Are Hybrid AIs the Answer to Better Gaming AI?]]>
    My Phantasy Star Online symbol chats Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:02:11 +0000 /boards/threads/my-phantasy-star-online-symbol-chats.455105517/ /boards/threads/my-phantasy-star-online-symbol-chats.455105517/ (ShinobiWan1) ShinobiWan1

    Any PSO players around??]]>
    Did guys ff8 slight predicts the future? Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:40:44 +0000 /boards/threads/did-guys-ff8-slight-predicts-the-future.455104801/ /boards/threads/did-guys-ff8-slight-predicts-the-future.455104801/ (heyougilga) heyougilga 1 Missing From the Library Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:55:46 +0000 /boards/threads/missing-from-the-library.455081078/ /boards/threads/missing-from-the-library.455081078/ (Telekill) Telekill
    I'm back on a retro kick and decided to complete my Game Gear game collection. I searched everywhere and eventually checked lists of every game made for the handheld. To my dismay, a Ninja Turtles game never released on it. Even the original Game...

    Missing From the Library]]>
    Smash Bros Melee, is it Japanese or american? Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:13:28 +0000 /boards/threads/smash-bros-melee-is-it-japanese-or-american.455104511/ /boards/threads/smash-bros-melee-is-it-japanese-or-american.455104511/ (Jrfitz98) Jrfitz98
    I recently bought super smash bros melee for the gamecube off of ebay.
    I bought it beleiving that it was an american copy, because the box and disk art were in english. And I contacted the seller, and they said that the item pictured is the item that I will receive.
    However, the seller defines it as a japanese copy. Is it possible to have an english-japanese copy?

    Please advise]]>
    Hooking an N64 up to a Smart TV/HDTV? Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:20:45 +0000 /boards/threads/hooking-an-n64-up-to-a-smart-tv-hdtv.455068564/ /boards/threads/hooking-an-n64-up-to-a-smart-tv-hdtv.455068564/ (Darmenthal) Darmenthal 8 Can't remember the name of this game for Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:46:38 +0000 /boards/threads/cant-remember-the-name-of-this-game-for-sega-genesis-or-super-nintendo.455103290/ /boards/threads/cant-remember-the-name-of-this-game-for-sega-genesis-or-super-nintendo.455103290/ (cjsartorif) cjsartorif
    Can you please help me find this game name?]]>
    Games you got stuck in the before-Internet days? Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:47:08 +0000 /boards/threads/games-you-got-stuck-in-the-before-internet-days.455080276/ /boards/threads/games-you-got-stuck-in-the-before-internet-days.455080276/ (gsilver) gsilver

    So, what games did you get stuck on back in the day, because you didn't have internet access and thus weren't able to progress in the game? This is excluding the general "too hard" games where dexterity was the limiting factor, but rather where a walkthrough would have helped.

    Some of mine:

    Codename Iceman / Conquests of the Longbow - Adventure games were a big deal way back then, since the static-screen nature of them also let them have...

    Games you got stuck in the before-Internet days?]]>
    Who here enjoyed the FPS game XIII? Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:55:04 +0000 /boards/threads/who-here-enjoyed-the-fps-game-xiii.455098980/ /boards/threads/who-here-enjoyed-the-fps-game-xiii.455098980/ (Darmenthal) Darmenthal
    Who here enjoyed the FPS game XIII?]]>
    If I loved Bauldur's Gate (all of them) and Ice Wind Dale, What would be the best modern examples? Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:51:46 +0000 /boards/threads/if-i-loved-bauldurs-gate-all-of-them-and-ice-wind-dale-what-would-be-the-best-modern-examples.455100757/ /boards/threads/if-i-loved-bauldurs-gate-all-of-them-and-ice-wind-dale-what-would-be-the-best-modern-examples.455100757/ (BouncceHouse420) BouncceHouse420 2 Ultima Online? Fri, 09 Mar 2018 03:41:54 +0000 /boards/threads/ultima-online.455092387/ /boards/threads/ultima-online.455092387/ (Jordangerblick) Jordangerblick 12