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  1. acidbearboy

    What type of retro fan are you?

    I have a bunch of retro consoles in the garage, most I've owned since they were current gen. I also have a couple of CRTs and a big 4:3 Plasma, none of which I have the space to keep set up or the time to use properly any more. I do keep a little 14" CRT in the house and I'll bring one retro console (with a handful of games) in from the garage at a time - but having to set it up and put it away each time I use it is a hassle. But then so is setting up an emulator and sourcing roms (and making sure a pc controller is charged and connected). On the flip side - save states and action replay codes are handy to experience an old game without having to waste time grinding away at difficult sections. I tend to be the type to set up an emulator to play something specific, rather than download as many roms as I can. I don't really buy retro games any more. I have a good selection of old favourites that I never sold. Then there's quite a lot of games that I bought to play, but I haven't got around to yet. If something isn't fun, I'll sell it. I'm getting more ruthless as I get older/life gets busier. Currently set up at home: SNES Mini, PS3, Wii-U, PC (Steam + Emulators with some faffing). Also have a PSP knocking about for Everybody's Golf.
  2. acidbearboy

    Best one hit wonder of all time

    Banger indeed. Two of the guys in USURA were also in Jinny, whose 1991 track Keep Warm was a chart hit in 1995.
  3. acidbearboy

    Name the 90s chillout album

    That’s the Indian version. Was the first image of a decent quality!
  4. acidbearboy

    The Techno Thread

    This is one of the strongest EPs I've heard for some time. Two tracks of deep tech-house. One acid breakbeat track with a big sub bass. A late 90s floaty D&B style track and a short ambient piece to finish. The only negative - it's Spotify and Vinyl only.
  5. acidbearboy

    Name the 90s chillout album

    My money is on Opus III - green cover, number 3 included. It's A Fine Day was a massive single. Anybody got the album? I can't recall ever hearing anything else from them. That Deep Forest album is alright, so is the first Enigma one - though both are a bit samey. Didn't really like Enigma 2.
  6. acidbearboy

    Best one hit wonder of all time

    Perfecto Allstarz and Planet Perfecto are both projects featuring Paul Oakenfold, who also had chart success with Grace (Not Over Yet) and Element Four (UK Big Brother Theme) and numerous remixes for other artists.
  7. acidbearboy

    Tidbits

    I think it probably was that, yeah. I thought I had a Mr Roy remix of Nikita Warren - I Need You, but Something About You just samples the piano loop from it. The remix 12" I have from '96 features Nush and Basement Jaxx. The only other thing in my library by Mr Roy is a mediocre remix of Gat Decor - Passion. Can't help with the K&M Funk Drive thing, sorry.
  8. acidbearboy

    Tidbits

    Today I learnt that Josh Wink's Higher State of Consciousness started out as a downtempo track on a 1994 chillout compilation album on Strictly Rhythm records called The Deep & Slow. It was remixed and released as a single the following year, with the 12" featuring 3 new versions all made by Josh Wink - one of which was the Tweekin' Acid Funk version that hit the charts and was subsequently remixed several times. Here's the original:
  9. acidbearboy

    SNES Mini

    I finally got around to setting up and playing my SNES Mini this week and Yoshi's Island was one of the titles I spent some time with. It has bags of charm and character, and the music is great. I think I finished it when it was originally released on the SNES (I certainly sunk a lot of time into it), but I find some of the mechanics very frustrating. The main one is how punishing it is when you make a mistake - baby Mario floats off (whilst making that really annoying crying noise) when you get hit, causing you to panic while you try to recover him. Plus, you also lose stars from the countdown timer, affecting your collectables score. The other thing is the vehicle transformations. I noticed on level 2 or 3, when you transform into a helicopter, that to fully explore the area you can fly around and get all the collectables required a fair bit of back tracking - I flew until the time ran out several times, then had to run back through the same section of the level to return to the transform icon again. These are two irritations that I noticed playing the first three levels, so I'd say if you're not feeling it, move on. Not every classic is for everyone.
  10. acidbearboy

    Super Nintendo Appreciation Thread

    Have you played Yoshi Island or the Donkey Kong Country trilogy?
  11. acidbearboy

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Give me a hint too? Fired this up last night for the first time in months and my last save was outside Gerudo, with an active quest to "find people to help me get in".
  12. acidbearboy

    The Wii Appreciation Thread

    Apparently there’s a progress blocking glitch that the patch fixes.
  13. acidbearboy

    The Techno Thread

    Gnork is another one.
  14. acidbearboy

    The Techno Thread

    Found a couple of good new Artists from Spotify related playlists. Cignol - seems to have a lot more work on Youtube than on Spotify, so I'll have to delve deeper elsewhere! Derek Carr - Pioneers and Search for Intelligence are both really strong EPs of Tehcno/Electro. He's also done a very nice EP of late 90s style floaty D&B called Misty Mountains, if that's your thing.
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