Yea it's the best deal I've gotten in a while so I'm totally pumped I really thought it was going to be a bidding war, and I'd have to fight until the end. I put in the intial bid of 5,000¥ like a day before it ended then it got two more bids up to 7,550¥ sometime between then and ten minutes before it ended so I thought I was in trouble, but I guess nobody was monitoring their bids. I snuck in with 6 minutes left and managed to take it all the way. I stayed up all night because it ended at 7 a.m. local time and then had to go to class after.
Another good deal today! I've gotta say Yahoo Japan is so much better than eBay. I got a Famicom Light Gun with box and styrofoam for $25. The box is a little beat up and the styrofoam looks like someone took a bite out of it, but it's all there so I can't complain at that price.
Ah, so you're collecting games in general? I don't know the general worth of this game, but I think it's quite uncommon. $55 sounds reasonable to me.
Well I'm collecting, but I'm going for a full set of every game and accessory published and released by Nintendo, a physical NinDB if you will. Right now I'm working through my list of import only stuff.
^ Just out of curiosity, about how many games do you have left? And I assume you're not bothering with digital-only games?
Unfortunately I am doing digital games too -.- Only original games though not rereleases. I have a 32 gig sdhc card in my 3ds right now and hopefully I don't have to fill that up because 2 and 4 weren't enough. Im about halfway there I have about 400-ish games to go, and last time I counted I was between 400-500 in my collection. My list does include game and watches and arcades too that's why it's close to 900 games. I'm pretty close on all the official accessories I need a hands free controller and a few odds and ends to be done there. It's tough but it's a pretty satisfying collection.
A while back all my retro consoles just up and died all at once (like, seven years back, lol) and I was left with a fairly large collection of Genesis/SNES/NES games floating around that I couldn't use. I hung onto them, though, because they're cool. I wasn't too worried, because emulation.
Then I got sick of the faults of emulation.
So what I did was to take any game that I can rebuy on Virtual Console (Nintendo's emulation is so much better than any homebrew stuff) and brought them down to this place called Collec-Tiques. After talking with the owner for an hour or two and shuffling around, we settled on a solid $145 for a handful of games (not all the ones I brought down, but that's chill). I have enough left over to replace everything I sold, and while I was there I picked up a SNES Mini and a Genesis. He even through in twenty dollars in store credit when I got the systems, so that was just a fantastic day.
The systems work great, although not all of my games do...
Now I just need the top-loading NES and a working Game Gear to get myself back in tip top shape.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 14, 2014 8:21:24 GMT -5
Forgive me for sounding ignorant, but Nintendo's official emulation is among the worst I've seen. You're guaranteed to have games that run correctly... mostly, and if it's an N64 game, the result will look rather bad. And you have a bunch of stuff that just aren't available in VC. Save states weren't available in Wii VC, no Super Game Boy / GBC compatibility support (it has a nice original Game Boy easter egg, though), no peripheral support, and GBA VC is the laziest official emulation I've ever seen. Yeah, they may be official, and they're something worth supporting, but they're definitely not technically superior in any way.
Your purchase is a pretty good one, I'd say. I have a long-unused Super Famicom that I've given away, but the last time I visited them and gave it a run, it was working fine. And then there's my Nintendo 64 which still works, but all but one of my controllers died. I used to have access to a few Sega systems, but they all died. If anything, good Saturn and Dreamcast emulation would be much appreciated here; but given how slow VC development is (they still haven't brought back Nintendo 64 emulation, and I doubt they'll do that at all), I'm not counting on them...
The VC isn't feature-rich, but what it does have generally works better than everything else out there. I'm not saying it can't be improved, but for simply playing the game largely as intended, it's superior.
Particularly on the N64 front. It isn't perfect yet (which is why it hasn't shown up on Wii U, I think), but it drops a lot less textures than any PC N64 emulator, and the framerate is much smoother.
SNES and Genesis? Very nice. Thanks to Wii Virtual Console, I now have a few favorite Genesis games that I wish I had played over 20 years ago. Games such as Streets of Rages trilogy, Wonder Boy in Monster World, Monster World IV, Beyond Oasis, Ristar, and of course Sonic the Hedgehog games. I had a limited allowance back then so I picked SNES because of Super Mario World and Super Castlevania IV and I was already familiar with the NES games.
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Can't really show it off, but I went ahead and grabbed the VC copies of those games I sold (I waited until July so I could earn points towards this year's Platinum reward...) I had enough left over to get a good helping of other VC offerings. Saving my DDP earnings towards Shovel Knight (which I should be able to get later this month if all goes well...)
So yesterday I purchased:
Game & Watch Gallery 2 Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 3 Kid Icarus Earthbound Metroid Fusion Pac-Man Collection The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Adventures of Lolo Pac-Land Advance Wars
There was a time when my goal was simply to collect and play every game pertaining to a franchise represented in Smash Bros. When that was my goal, I had more fun with gaming than I have in recent years. I thought it might be a good plan to go about that little goal again, which is a big part of why I got Pac-Land, which has been a bizarre and enjoyable experience.
Finally picked up Mario Kart 8 and chose New Super Mario Bros. U as my free game. I also bought Shovel Knight and had enough saved up in the DDP to grab NES Remix, which I hope will be good.
I can't believe I forgot to tell you guys this before, but not long ago I acquired two Famicoms and a few bunches of games. Recently I got a Famicom Disk System with one disk (Lost Levels on Side A, SMB on Side B). Lemme tell ya, it's a surreal experience handling this thing.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5