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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by Gunstar Green Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:23 pm

I like the Genesis port of Ghouls 'n Ghosts better than Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. It's just a smoother, funner game to me overall.

Truxton isn't my favorite shoot 'em up on the system but it's probably the best one of the early days. Thunderforce II is still worth a look, it might surprise you if its gameplay manages to click.

Revenge of Shinobi is great. Try and play the early revisions for maximum copyright infringement.

Herzog Zwei was of course an extremely innovative game, but it's only truly great if you've got two players who know what they're doing. It feels kind of empty as a single player experience and the AI is predictable.
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by Note Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:02 pm

I have access to most of these games and play a lot of Genesis in general, but there are a few games I own that are viable for April's TR that I haven't revisited in a while, including Revenge of Shinobi, Super Hang-On, Forgotten Worlds, and Last Battle. Think I'll focus on those but might change my mind down the line. I've never been able to finish any of those games, and not sure that I can this time around either, but I'll give it a shot.

Nemoide, do you have an adapter to play MD games on a Genesis? Just curious, as I'm interested in getting some JP MD games down the line.
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by racketboy Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:23 pm

Ooh! This should be fun.
I really wish Truxton was on the Mini -- I'm too lazy right now to flash my unit and I don't have an Everdrive.
I've had Truxton on my shopping list for a while, but been too cost-conscience to pull the trigger on it.
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by retrosportsgamer Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:29 pm

8) I dig this idea . May have to jump back in.
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by Gunstar Green Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:52 pm

Note wrote:Nemoide, do you have an adapter to play MD games on a Genesis? Just curious, as I'm interested in getting some JP MD games down the line.


You'll want a Game Genie. You'll need it to get around the region locked games anyway.
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by Nemoide Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:00 pm

I went hardcore and have a Japanese Mega Drive for playing import games because I thought it would be fun to have. But as Gunstar Green said, the Game Genie is what most folks use and works for most of the games out there!
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by Note Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:13 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:You'll want a Game Genie. You'll need it to get around the region locked games anyway.


I actually have a Game Genie already, but it doesn't seem to work anymore -- just boots up to a black screen. Gonna be tough to get any isopropyl alcohol at the moment, but I'll have to try cleaning it or just purchase another one.

Nemoide wrote:I went hardcore and have a Japanese Mega Drive for playing import games because I thought it would be fun to have. But as Gunstar Green said, the Game Genie is what most folks use and works for most of the games out there!


That's awesome you have a Japanese Mega Drive on-hand!
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by Gunstar Green Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:52 pm

Nemoide wrote:I went hardcore and have a Japanese Mega Drive for playing import games because I thought it would be fun to have. But as Gunstar Green said, the Game Genie is what most folks use and works for most of the games out there!


It's also just sexy with that giant gold 16-bit emblem.
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by pook99 Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:27 pm

This is a tough month for me, in general I hate Sega consoles, and that list of early sega games is a bit rough. There are some great games on the list most notably golden axe, revenge of shinobi, and ghouls n ghosts, but I have played just about everything on that list that I am interested in playing.

Having said that, it is April and I have not played a genesis game yet, and I would not be opposed to doing my annual playthrough of golden axe or replaying ghouls n ghosts.

I do have a mild interest in forgotten worlds and last battle so maybe I will check them out
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Re: April Together Retro: 1980s Genesis

by nightrnr Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:11 am

I just need to be the lone person to admit to actually enjoying Sword of Vermillion. I will say it's a bit less than the sum of its parts and agree with not doing anything well at that). But it was a fun adventure anyway. I love exploring and growing the character, and only a game like this has that old-timey simple RPG feel, all with an action battle system to keep you from falling asleep.

Played through the entire game on original cart about a decade ago and have no regrets.

If I ever play it again (this time on the Sega PSP collection) I ought to do my own reveiw of it. It's not amazing, but is a bit misunderstood.
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