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By inksb
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deafmetal wrote: Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:29 pm @inks - Great info, thank you. I was hoping they had solved any com lag issues with these new digital cabinets. I also felt it looked a bit small, but was hard to tell from photos. I have always wanted an original MKII cab or a pinball machine, but it's such a large space commitment. It would probably drive Jamie crazy anyway, haha.
If you have a Walmart near you they should have one on display, that's where I first saw them. Although I played one at a local tattoo shop. I don't beleive the Walmart display had power at the time.
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inksb wrote: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:39 pm
NathanLurker wrote: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:08 pm one of the best snes game. My personal favorite is Super Metroid but A Link to the Past is up there. I added Blazing Chrome to my wishlist on PS store. gonna wait for a sale
Agreed. I personally would put Link to the Past above Super Metroid but that is based purely on nostalgia. I did not play Super Metroid until the PS2 era, it was just a game I never bought or rented.

What would be your top 5 SNES games?

I'm not 100% on mine but it would probably be something like this.

Mega Man X
Zelda Link to the Past
Secret of Mana
Donkey Kong Country 2
Super Mario World
I can't keep it down to five, in no particular order.

Super Mario World
Mario Kart
Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong Country 2
Zelda LTTP
Super Metroid
Pilot wings
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By inksb
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Dollarhyde wrote: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:11 am I can't keep it down to five, in no particular order.

Super Mario World
Mario Kart
Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong Country 2
Zelda LTTP
Super Metroid
Pilot wings
I can't argue with that list. Although I should really play Pilot Wings, it's one SNES game that I missed out on.


So here is the absurdly ridiculous purchase I made last weekend. This is a custom boxset of the two SNES Secret of Mana games. Full reproductions with box, inserts, manuals, art book, prints and soundtracks. Both games are custom ROMs loaded on to an actual cart, they will play in the original SNES no problem. SoM1 is an enhanced version with translation modifications, updated dialog that matches the original Japanese script, allows for better management, fixed scrolling distance so when you transition between screens you don't just run into an enemy randomly and an adjustment to item management. SoM2 is a custom fan translation as it was a Japanese only release until about a month ago when Nintendo finally released it on the Switch in the US. This is an incredible package and I'm blown away by the amount of care and effort that went into this. I can't wait to replay the first game and finally experience Secret of Mana 2!

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:O

That's a pretty epic package. I, or rather myself and a few others, finished secret of mana but in all honesty I don't remember much of the game. A Friend of mine got it for Christmas and we all played it very wasted on a come down at like 4 in the morning, 3 player! It took us about an hour to get past a few trees at the beginning of the game. Nightmare :D

Pilot wings is great although I have a lot of nostalgia for it. Pilot wings 64 is pretty cool also, it's a crime it didn't make it onto the mini SNES classic, may well have to mod mine.
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Beautiful cart. Love this game.

Top 5 SNES for me:

FFVI
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Zelda LTTP
Contra III The Alien Wars

Next five

Secret of Mana
Super Mario Kart
Turtles In Time
Killer Instinct
Donkey Kong Country
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oh man, I dunno, I think my top games are

Super Metroid
Zelda LTTP
Contra III
Pocky & Rocky

But then for fifth place, I dunno... maybe Mortal Kombat II 'cause I played it a lot, maybe one of those cool mickey mouse games.... one of the awesome RPGs of the console, Mario RPG, Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire... Super Adventure Island ? Flashback ? dunno
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I did all the location recording for this PS4 game. I’d be interested if anyone plays it and has some thoughts. It’s actually not my personal sort of game, I prefer arcade but the whole idea was right up my street. Apparently they cut all my favourite bits as they were too violent and Sony wanted a family friendly game, which is fair enough I guess *kicks leafs*

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/erica-ps4/
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By inksb
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Here are two imports from Japan that recently landed in my mailbox.

Rockman X3 (Mega Man X3) is a great game, the US release is a bit of holy grail for me, I've had it in my hands to purchase twice over the last two 25 years and never pulled the trigger. The price just keeps climbing due to how late it came out in the SNES life cycle and lower production quanity compared to it's previous entries. It's current price for just the cartrdige is $150+, I paid $22 for the Japanese version. I know the story and don't need to read the text, it's the gameplay that's important to me.

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Gundam Wing Endless Dual. This a 2D Gundam fighting game which never left Japan. It should have as it's honestly one of the better fighting games for the SNES. It's really fast compared to most fighters on the system, has great sprite work, big characters, combos and all around just fun to play. A really cool find.

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I finished Red Dead Redemption 2. At least the main story and most of the side missions. Total completion at 87%. Brilliant game. But happy to set it aside so I can focus on watching movies again...
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By inksb
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I've been playing a ton of Monster Hunter World Iceborne for weeks, not much else until last week when Luigi's Mansion 3 was released. That game is wonderful. From the animation to the graphics to the incredibly fun level design, it's all just so well done. I would definitely put it towards the top of Switch's library.

I was gifted a copy of Death Stranding, I'm really excited to try it out this week. I love Kojima's absurd story telling. It seems to be a very divisive game, lots of hate and love for it.
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I had to give monster hunter up. Got it when it came out. I eventually got to the high rank and did a little bit of it, but it just got too tough, and it's very grindy. And slow going with the grinding. But I had a lot of fun getting as far as I did (admittedly often with help from Japanese players who all were incredibly good). probably one of the all time great games. Very very fun, but challenging.

Glad to hear it about Luigi Mansion. I've never played one of the mansion games, so I'll likely pick this one up.

I've really really enjoyed the Links Awakening remake on switch. Beautifully done. And I'm just too old for complicated games, so I appreciate the old school simplicity. Dead Cells is the other one I love to play. I can kill hand of the king consistently and am close to getting past the Giant boss, but it's very difficult. I can't believe there are three higher difficulties. I tried the next difficulty level and got absolutely owned.
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By inksb
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Yeah, MH is very grindy but in the best way (for me). I have an absurd amount of hours into World/Iceborne (over 700), I'm a decent player but I jsut have so much fun learning all of the monsters moves, what to do at the exact time of move A and what not do after move B, etc. It's not for everyone. I have really shitty interent at home and it's one of the only games I can play online with out having major issues. So me and my brother play it together a lot.

I never played the original Luigi's Mansion but I played Dark Moon on the 3DS which I enjoyed. The third one controls so much better. It's a nice well paced and relaxing game to play. I appreciate that. It sounds like you may really enjoy playing it.

Link's Awakening is on my list of Switch games to get. I missed out on a lot of those handheld Zelda's through the 90s so it's pretty awesome to have something like this get remade.

As for Dead Cells, I played that a lot when it was in early access but I haven't touched it in over a year and I know it's changed a lot. I should give it a go again.