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  1. Grey Fox

    Your unearthed gems

    Top Secret - easily my favourite of these sorts of films. Kilmer is brilliant in it and the songs are super catchy.
  2. Yup Street Racer is 4 player on Snes with all windows being horizontal. Has a football mini game too. Saturn and PlayStation are up to 8 players using two multitaps. I think the Saturn version is the best version (essentially the game design favours the Saturn hardware and its strength with rotating backgrounds etc)
  3. This may or may not help. Once you have made everything Region Free with Priiloader make sure you Save. This is right down the bottom of the screen and I missed it the first few times - so in effect was making the changes and then losing them. Hope this solves it.
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    Bill and Ted 3

    Got a horrible feeling this will end up up with a series of cameos of musicians with an almost wink at the camera "bet you didn't expect them to be in this?"
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    History of Nintendo book series

    Yeah I have the first two books and they are lovely to dip into. The range of books is massive but I haven't seen many get translated since these two volumes sadly. I have considered buying the later volumes and firing up Google Translate but it would be lovely if they were translated. Same goes for the Sega Home and Sega Arcade books which I have in Japanese so just look at the pictures
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    Retro mini games hidden in modern games

    Pitfall Mayan Adventure has the original Pitfall hidden in it Ninja Garden trilogy unlockabke in Xbox Ninja Gaiden Prince of Persia and Prince of Persia 2 unlockable in Xbox Prince of Persia Sands of Time Wiz n Liz on Megadrive had a ton of retro style games unlockable via combinations of fruits in the spell making Various Pacman games unlockable in the Pac-in-Time games on Megadrive and SNES Thinl there were unlockable games in F1 Race of Champions on SNES too Die Hard Arcade had Deep Scan where you could earn extra continues etc Dynamite Deka 2 had Tranquillizer Gun in it Mario RPG has that Koopa Shell mini game in it if you get the handheld from the kid Gamecube Sonic Adventure games and Sonic Gems had various Game Gear and Megadrive games unlockable Sonic Adventure had the sliding tile game you could play Steep Slope Sliders had Steep Slope Shooters unlockable Snes Space Invaders hidden in the GameBoy Space Invaders game. Accessed via Super GameBoy Mystical Ninja had the first level of Gradius There are loads and loads! Snail Maze on the Master System too
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    Sega Saturn for Beginners

    Check these out for some interesting Saturn Homebrew Projects: although in fairness I always liked the Saturn Game Basic Mario game: As as you say though it would be great to see a lot of older systems really pushed by proper tools and current knowledge. I know when they were making Shadow of the Colossus they found work arounds to offer faked bloom lighting etc having learnt how to do it on 360. For example I suspect with good tools and developers Althea Saturn could be properly harnessed. I also suspect better Codecs for the Mega CD might have been possible too.
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    Sega Saturn for Beginners

    Was it as clear cut as that though? 3D was still in its infancy (remember Voxels and Nurbs etc) and I think. A few systems used Quads such as Nvidia's cards and 3DO possibly. Plus the Model 2 boards were easily the most advanced 3D gaming hardware at the time so I guess it made sense to stick with what they knew?
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    Sega Saturn for Beginners

    Princess Crown for a 2D game that didn't use a RAM cart, also Nanatsu Kaze No Shima Monogatari by Enix Obviously the RAM cart games like Marvel vs Street Fighter, X-Men vs Street Fighter etc Sonic R, Savaki, VF2, Last Bronx, Anarchy in the Nippon, Mass Destruction, Digital Dance Mix, Decathlon/Athlete Kings, Winter Heat, Digital Pinball Necronomicon, World League Soccer and a few others for the hi res and detailed graphics (good use of the hardware) Bomberman's ten player mode Stuff like Quake, Tokyo Drift King 97 and Burning Rangers for 3D NiGHTS into Dreams for the use of hardware, sound and A.I. D-Xhird - animation was 'stiff' or 'choppy' but nice backgrounds with transparencies and 3D elements, Fighting Vipers and Fighters Megamix for the lighting and 3D backgrounds. Virtual On for the frame rate and solidity of environments. Stuff that used the hardware well blended infinite plains and rotating background layers using on VDP and 3d elements using the other VDP. Stuff like the Panzer Dragoon series used the hardware really smartly. Radiant SilverGun did similar. The AM2 fighters used the background layers well. I seem to remember Scorcher and A+M+O+K making iteresting use of the hardware too but probably aged badly.
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    Connecting an N64 to a HDTV

    S-Video or Composite cable is your cheapest/easiest option. If you just just want to check they work then go this route. Alternatively a CRT will help. Beyond that you are getting into expensive modding of the console itself or adding upscalers into the chain (although if you have all your stuff routed through an amp etc this may do this for you?) So if it is purely to check if they are working and to have an afternoon of nostalgia before selling on just grab a cheap cable (S-Video will be the better of the two) but if you are intending to keep and play the system then consider investing in additional hardware.
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    Sega Saturn for Beginners

    Combination of things. By that stage most Saturn owners were importing so already had other Capcom games. Late release. Known IP. Saturn also having a strong association/affinity with Capcom 2D fighters. They already had Capcom Generations 5 so already had plenty of "old Street Fighter" games to play. Having said that many Saturn gamers wanted it for the ability to play as Cammy in Alpha/Zero 2 Dash or SFA2 Gold. Saturn gamers who bought it most likely still have it. It is like the way stuff like Capcom vs SNK on PS1 goes for a decent amount despite better versions out there.
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    Sega Saturn for Beginners

    I picked a load up at car boot sales years ago but there are a few websites i used to use for them but that was probably 15 or 20 years ago. I'll take a look and see if I can find them. Some of the VCD's were really nice with good menu's, good transcoding etc. They got quite creative with things like multi language options (by using mono and then using one channel for English and the other for Cantonese or another language) As I said it is easy to look back at VCD and laugh but it was a significant step up from a lot of VHS stuff. Massively popular in the East due to cheaper costs (and easy to copy) It's why so many systems could play them back. Sony released a VCD capable PS1 in the region and you could buy adaptors for PS1 and Saturn and others. I'll also take a look at what I have. Then again I loved HD-DVD too
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    Neo Geo Appreciation Thread

    Totally agree. Normally I'd be in for it in a shot but not got the cash sore at the moment.
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    Sega Saturn for Beginners

    Ha ha Video CD is one of those formats I absolutely love. It has so many flaws (length of film meaning you need at least two Cd's) but the step up from VHS was huge back in the day. I still have a load of Video CD's including BTTF Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy, Matrix and loads of others. Was great for ripping to GP32 or PSP though. I have the Saturn MPEG card, the CDi and I also got the VCD thing for Dreamcast. Can never have too many ways of playing them.
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    Atari Jaguar

    I'm so glad I picked up the games I have for various systems where the prices seem to have rocketed either at the time or when super cheap deals were common as people traded stuff in for the next wave of machines/games Having said that the thrill of landing a bargain such as the £40 for 3 mentioned above is hard to beat. Likewise as I have said many times - if you pay the going rate, play the games and then sell them on for close to what you paid (sometimes a bit more sometimes a bit less) then effectively it has cost you nothing or a few quid for an extended rental

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