The Retro Games Thread for Retro Guys and Gals

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Re: The Retro Games Thread for Retro Guys and Gals

Post by NinSage » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:04 pm

@chris

I still need to acquire/play/beat Lunar 2 someday. I loved the first one so much.

@GDG

Wow, seems like a good deal. How is Dig Dug on the GB? =)

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Re: The Retro Games Thread for Retro Guys and Gals

Post by GameDadGrant » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:11 pm

@NinSage

It's not too bad. I mean...it's Dig Dug, ha ha. And it's on Gameboy, so there is some screen scrolling involved since they apparently couldn't fit the entire play field on the OG Gameboy screen. But it plays like the old Namco classic and that's pretty good.

What makes this game stand out however, is the "NEW Dig Dug Mode." (the *NEW* part of it now no longer making sense 24 years later, lulz) This mode almost makes this the Dig Dug equivalent to Nintendo's Donkey Kong '94. (emphasis on the *almost*) Instead of just the standard gameplay you'd expect, the various stages are now set up as more elaborate mazes, with re-spawning enemies. The goal now is not to defeat all the foes, but instead to navigate through the mazes and traps (with all new items and obstacles made just for this version) and collect 3 keys. Once you have all three keys, you then must make it to the exit door to clear the stage and move on.

It's actually pretty fun and WAY more challenging than I was expecting, and I'd recommend it to fans of the series!

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Re: The Retro Games Thread for Retro Guys and Gals

Post by Rocket » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:29 pm

Yes I remember that extra mode in Dig Dug GB! It's a very cool new mode 8-)

Dig Dug on DS has a fun twist on gameplay too. Bottom screen is underground, top screen is overground(like Dig Dug II).

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Re: The Retro Games Thread for Retro Guys and Gals

Post by NinSage » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:06 pm

@GDG

That's pretty interesting! I'll have to check out some youtube vids of that.

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Post by BanjosBackpack » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:54 am

I went to Disc Replay to buy some Christmas gifts for my nephews and ended up with some goodies myself. In the end here's what I nabbed;

Oldest Nephew:
DuckTales: Remastered (Wii U)

Youngest Nephew: (reason for going really)
LEGO Racers (N64)
Mickey's Speedway USA (N64)
LEGO the Movie: The Game (Wii U)

For Me:
Cruis'n World (N64)
Beetle Adventure Racing (N64)

Not gonna lie… I just might have to spend some time with those Wii U games before I gift them over. I haven't played either but have really wanted to.

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Re: The Retro Games Thread for Retro Guys and Gals

Post by BanjosBackpack » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:09 am

Where would you all suggest I go looking for an older but functional TV that will run older consoles? Or do you think some kind of splitter would work best that'll allow my HD tv to read the old low-res feeds? I am itching to dabble in my old collection. An HDMI-based way would allow me to record video. I'm pondering getting into the YouTube game in some fashion...

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Post by chrisbg99 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:37 am

Best bet would probably check out some charity shops providing they haven't realized the possible demand and started jacking up prices.
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Post by Lithium » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:45 am

If you got a recycling place near you that takes electronics just go there and they're sure to have tons of functioning CRT TVs

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Post by BanjosBackpack » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:26 am

So I would think by now this game would be considered Retro but do you all remember the Twisted Metal series? It's like Mario Kart if it were made by a team of Juggalos.

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Re: The Retro Games Thread for Retro Guys and Gals

Post by chrisbg99 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:43 am

Of course I remember it. What do you take me for? Never really liked the games all that much though.
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