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New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by racketboy Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:02 pm

I was in the middle of working on updating the Rare and Valuable Saturn guide when I thought it would be cool to single out the Saturn Shmups and compare prices to game quality (and also factoring in console exclusivity and such)

We figured out a way to let you sort the table by title, prices, or scores -- hope you find it helpful!

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/sega-sat ... ying-guide

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions :)
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by marurun Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:21 pm

Cool. That's a neat idea. How do you weight "quality" and "price" (both) when calculating the Value score?

Also, I'm reminded of all the shooters I love on the Saturn, now. It is tied for first place on my fave console list.
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by racketboy Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 am

marurun wrote:Cool. That's a neat idea. How do you weight "quality" and "price" (both) when calculating the Value score?

Also, I'm reminded of all the shooters I love on the Saturn, now. It is tied for first place on my fave console list.


I have this kinda complex Excel formula that gives different weights to the game score and the average prices and then gives little bonuses for being a Saturn exclusive (other than having an arcade releases) and extra points if there is a US/PAL release.

I fined tuned the weights and calculations until I saw some ranking that I thought matched what I thought was proper ranking.
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by chuckster Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:11 pm

I love this format, especially if it is alongside (or maybe linked) to game descriptions like the other guides have. I assume this is easier to update as prices change as well?
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by racketboy Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:14 pm

chuckster wrote:I love this format, especially if it is alongside (or maybe linked) to game descriptions like the other guides have. I assume this is easier to update as prices change as well?


Not sure if you caught it, but the game titles do link to the section of the full Saturn shooters guide that jumps to that game.
Yes, it would be easier to update :)
Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by marurun Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:23 pm

There are a couple that don't jump correctly. I don't remember which. I think I'd just have to click at them a bit.
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by chuckster Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:25 pm

racketboy wrote:Not sure if you caught it, but the game titles do link to the section of the full Saturn shooters guide that jumps to that game.

:shock: By Jove, they do!
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by racketboy Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:26 pm

marurun wrote:There are a couple that don't jump correctly. I don't remember which. I think I'd just have to click at them a bit.


Yeah, lemme know if you spot some -- it was a bit of a manual process prone to mistakes.
Also, I'm going to see if we can address the fact that it seems like it scrolls too far down due to the floating header overlapping.
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by marurun Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:18 pm

Does that here in the forums, too.
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Re: New Guide Format: Sortable Saturn Shmup Value Guide

by racketboy Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:48 pm

marurun wrote:Does that here in the forums, too.


Yeah I mentioned that to Matt when I sent him the request ;)
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