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.
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5