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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:57 am

dsheinem wrote:What can I play for this month on PSVR?


If you had vr on your pc you could play retro arcade neon which is a virtual arcade you set up with your roms and can set up the attract screens and cabinet art and play! It is actually super versatile and I love it.
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:00 am

dunpeal2064 wrote:I plan to make wrongs right and finally play through The Guardian Legend this month.

Absolutely worth doing. The Guardian Legend is spectacular.

alienjesus wrote:This is a patch you can apply to a Legend of Zelda rom which lets you play the game as Zelda and rescue Link.

Ha, I'm glad someone made that mod. Certainly makes the namesake more relevant.

Nemoide wrote:1) Metroid (NES) - I've popped in the cartridge and fooled around but never made a serious go at trying to beat it. I expect to be looking at a walkthrough.

By all means if someone hasn't yet played through Metroid, I would personally recommend doing so. I still think it's a fantastic experience to this day. If the base game is just too difficult, there are some pretty extensive mods out there that make it play more like the modern 2D entries. Like adding a mini-map and full map to the game, saving without passwords, that sort of thing. This one is a popular hack: https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3134/

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It's very easy for me to get carried away in TRs. I tend to play too many games and burn myself out. I'm trying not to do that here, but doing all the research I did for the game list led me to finding lots of stuff I'm interested in. I'm not going to list all of them, as I like to surprise folks. With this TR I'll just say my minimum goal is to beat five games, and my maximum goal is to beat ten games. We'll see how it goes. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what people choose to play for ELN.
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by noiseredux Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:13 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:(I’d love to play the old FMV Time Gal game, but I don’t have a good way to play it...)


some of those old laserdisc FMV games have been re-released on DVD or Blu-Ray. I wonder if Time Gal was?
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:24 am

noiseredux wrote:some of those old laserdisc FMV games have been re-released on DVD or Blu-Ray. I wonder if Time Gal was?

Time Gal exists officially on Arcade, Saturn, Amiga CD32, Mega/Sega CD, Android, Playstation, and MSX (via Sony laserdisc player). Those are all the ports I Know of. Here's a video showing differences between versions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkk5upY75dU
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by noiseredux Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:31 am

HG101 notes:
Unlike Don Bluth's FMV games, no DVD or Blu-Ray remaster seems to exist for this or any other Taito interactive movie title, so laserdisc-quality is the best you can get.
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by PresidentLeever Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:48 am

I can vouch for these being legit games of considerable quality:
Arcade (MAME)
Valkyrie no Densetsu/Legend of Valkyrie (1989) - Better in 2-player
Alien Syndrome (1987) (Play as Mary) - Better in 2-player
Burning Force (1989) (Play as Hiromi)
Cadash (1989) (Play as the female priest) - Although I'm not sure how good the priest is
Cotton (1989) (Play as Cotton)
Darius II (1989) (Play as Tiat)
Gain Ground (1988) (Play as Betty, Valkyrie, Ham, or Honey) - Better in 2-player
Golden Axe (1989) (Play as Tyris Flare) - Better in 2-player
Ms. Pac-Man (1981) (Play as Ms. Pac-Man)

Famicom (most of these have English fan translations)
Mother (1989) (Play as Anna)
Salamander (1987) (Best ending reveals Vic Viper is a FEMALE pilot.)
Yume Kojou: Doki Doki Panic (1987) (Play as Mama or Lina)

MSX
Aleste 2 (1989) (Play as Ellinor)
Psychic World AKA Psycho World (1988) (Play as Lucia)
Undeadline (1989) (Play as Ruika)

NES
Dragon Warrior II (1987) (Play as Princess of Moonbroke) - On SNES anyway, although you might want to play in emulation for fast forward
Final Fantasy II (1988) (Play as Maria) - On GBA w/ the balance mod anyway
Maniac Mansion (1988 Japan) (Play as Wendy or Razor) - The western version is a lot better and there's also a more recent fan remake for PC which is quite good.
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) (Play as Princess Peach)
The Guardian Legend (1988) (Play as Milia)

SEGA Game Gear
Psychic World AKA Psycho World (1988 original release date) (Play as Lucia)

SEGA Genesis/Megadrive
Burning Force (1989 original release date) (Play as Hiromi)
Gain Ground (1988 original release date) (Play as Betty, Valkyrie, Ham, or Honey)
Golden Axe (1989) (Play as Tyris Flare)
Phantasy Star II (1989) (Play as Nei, Amy, Anna, Shir) - With the improvement or modernization hack

SEGA Master System
Phantasy Star (1988) (Play as Alis)
Psychic World AKA Psycho World (1988) (Play as Lucia)
Zillion (1987) (Play as Apple)

SEGA SG-1000
Ninja Princess (1986) (Play as Kunoichi)

TurboGrafx-16/PCE
Cadash (1989) (Play as the female priest)
Dungeon Explorer (1989) (Play as Witch or Princess) - Also on MCD
Kaizo Chojin Schbibinman (1989 PCE) (Play as Kyapiko)


Might try Märchen Maze, War of the Dead, Laura Bow, Legacy of the Wizard or Space Hunter myself.
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by Ack Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:28 pm

I'll be putting up my thoughts on Golden Axe later today when I have time since I beat it yesterday. But for now, I plan to play the Genesis port of the arcade game Flicky. Depending on how the mood strikes me, I may follow it with Gain Ground.
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by elricorico Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:38 pm

This TR has inspired me to (finally) play the original Phantasy Star. I got a head start yesterday largely just grinding for levels but I did pick up two companions closer to the end of my playing. So far so good.
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:03 pm

Ack wrote:But for now, I plan to play the Genesis port of the arcade game Flicky.

There's one I missed! Forgot about Flicky. Nice choice.

elricorico wrote:This TR has inspired me to (finally) play the original Phantasy Star. I got a head start yesterday largely just grinding for levels but I did pick up two companions closer to the end of my playing. So far so good.

That's awesome man. Phantasy Star is my personal all time favorite 8-bit JRPG. A lot of folks complain about Phantasy Star being grindy, but honestly the beginning is the grindiest part. The going gets smoother the longer you play. I'd say the difficulty overall continuously slopes downward. Anyway, lovely experience, amazing protagonist. I hope you enjoy it all the way through.
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Re: Together Retro: Eighties' Ladies' Night

by nullPointer Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:33 pm

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Holy crap; epic kick-off post man! Thanks a bunch, I needed that laugh today. I'll likely post up some initial thoughts within the next couple of days.
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