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Pre order in most online stores?

wich is months before the release

Follow those dates and around those times is when you could expect them to appear at physical stores aswell

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General / Re: Best and Worst Games of a Series
« on: October 25, 2020, 09:07:00 pm »
Starfox

Best: Starfox 64
Worst: starfox adventures

Smash bros

best: Smash bros melee
Worst: smash bros 64

Mario Kart

Best: Mario kart wii
Worst: super mario kart gba

Pokemon

Best: Heart gold soulsilver/ Black & white 2
Worst: Pokemon let's go pikachu and eevee

Zelda

Best: twilight Princess
Worst: Tri force heroes 3ds I have played the cdi games but they don't count as zelda games imo

Megaman X

best: Megaman X2
Worst: X7

Mario 3d

Best: Mario galaxy 2
Worst: super mario 3d World Wii u

2d mario

Best: Super mario world
Worst: new super mario bros U

Fire Emblem

Best: fire emblem shadow dragon/ FE6 Binding blade
Worst: Fire emblem tree houses

2d Sonic

Best: Sonic 3 & knuckles
Worst: sonic the hedgehog 4

3d sonic

Best: Sonic adventure
Worst: Sonic boom

Dragon quest

Best: Dragon quest V heavenly bride
Worst: dragon quest IX

Street fighter

Best: Super Street fighter II turbo
Worst: street fighter 1

King of fighters

Best: King of fighters 98 ultimate match
Worst: King of fighters maximum impact 1

Castlevania


Best: Castlevania Bloodlines
Worst: castlevania legends gameboy

Mario rpg

Best: mario & luigi bowser inside story
Worst: Paper mario sticker star/ paper jam bros

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this game is an actual rerelease. licenses had to be bought developers on the same boat it's official. Definitely not the same as a reproduction.

Still even if the market would crash and the Og shantea even cib would just be worth 20$

Like how many are there out there on the market

100 - 200 carts and maybe 10 or 25 cib per year?

I'm no math expert but with those amounts pretty much no one would have them even when prices are cheap especially cib.

I'd be willing to bet this doesn't even make a dent in the price of the original and if anything, will make it more expensive over time. I'd love to be wrong and would love to see the OG one drop in price but I'm not holding my breath.  :P

2nd that, moreso because of the brand new shantae games on current gen consoles than this rerelease though. Friends that don't even collect or like playing retro games are playing those new shantae games.

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this game is an actual rerelease. licenses had to be bought developers on the same boat it's official. Definitely not the same as a reproduction.

Still even if the market would crash and the Og shantea even cib would just be worth 20$

Like how many are there out there on the market

100 - 200 carts and maybe 10 or 25 cib per year?

I'm no math expert but with those amounts pretty much no one would have them even when prices are cheap especially cib.

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it ain't just the budget thing, if where talking shantea the original on gameboy color

There are simply not enough copies around to please all collectors not even cart only.


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General / Re: What Are Your Current Gaming Preference/Tastes
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:11:35 am »
Personaly save states do ruin the fun for allot of retro games. Same thing for endless credits in a beat em up shoot em up.

The only good thing about save states is that you can come back to certain spots instead of using a password or lvl select. I do get why save states are popular. I will say though it's nice to practice certain spots. but to use it to actually beat the game kills the enjoyment for me. Where is the fun in resetting a spot 20 times to get through a certain part instead of getting good. Could you imagine save states in other games at every second.

I have seen people complain about not having save states in mario 64 or sunshine  :P It's optional at least so no harm there.

Lvl selects or pass words are nice but save states are a no go for me unless I really want to practice a certain spot.

I wouldn't have gotten through the old Mega Man games had I not had save states.  I would usually save before the boss so that I wouldn't have to keep redoing the level over and over and again when I would die.  I just don't have the patience for some of the old designs these days and I would more likely just drop the game if I didn't have save states for certain games.

Yeah, it depends completely on the generosity of the checkpoint system to me.  If it's only like one screen back and it'll only take a minute to get back to where I was, that's fine - right before Dracula in the OG Castlevania is a great example of this.  BUT if I'm about get sent back to the beginning of a level I know I can beat from a Game Over (ya'know, cause I'm already at the end), or unforgiving checkpoints like the end of Ninja Gaiden or Batman?  Save states all the way.

Sword, you asked what the fun in playing the same section over and over again 20 times without getting good?  What do you think I'm doing during those 20 attempts?  I'd rather spend all that time practicing the section that I need to practice, not 10-20 minutes going through the part I know can already get through.

I know of people who even use save states during mini sections of stages or to avoid moves from bosses mid fight and beat them that way using save states almost every second. everyone can play it their way but it would kill the fun for me personally to use a reset button at almost all times.

Eitherway i did say that save states are nice to practice certain spots to indeed save some time I don't find it all bad.

Also it's just my opinion, It's perfectly fine that people enjoy save states. It's optional at the very end of the day so no harm there more options can never hurt after all.

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General / Re: What Are Your Current Gaming Preference/Tastes
« on: October 17, 2020, 05:44:58 am »
Personaly save states do ruin the fun for allot of retro games. Same thing for endless credits in a beat em up shoot em up.

The only good thing about save states is that you can come back to certain spots instead of using a password or lvl select. I do get why save states are popular. I will say though it's nice to practice certain spots. but to use it to actually beat the game kills the enjoyment for me. Where is the fun in resetting a spot 20 times to get through a certain part instead of getting good. Could you imagine save states in other games at every second.

I have seen people complain about not having save states in mario 64 or sunshine  :P It's optional at least so no harm there.

Lvl selects or pass words are nice but save states are a no go for me unless I really want to practice a certain spot.

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Modern Video Games / Re: Steve Smash Bros.
« on: October 15, 2020, 02:46:13 pm »
Having watched the gameplay video for Steve, it's funny that this character was brought in as an appeal to a younger crowd I think in general,

Minecraft is a game from 2009. it's over 10 years old. let alone that it's hay day was the first few years not now thanks to reddit. Minecraft was almost dead if not for that revival.

Allot of people who played it back in the day are between 20 - 30 or older.

I did play it back in the day, Didn't like it so I didn't touch it ever since. allot of people did stick with the series though. Never seen the appeal to it, multiplayer goes a long way i guess.

While it's true that allot of kids play the game, a sizable chunk of the audience is actually older.

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Modern Video Games / Re: A quick opinion about Battletoads 2020
« on: October 15, 2020, 05:52:20 am »
Even if both have tons of actions, I don't think that i can ever appreciate the 2012 or 2018 versions. The art style is horrible. This doesn't have anything to do with nostalgia moreso that 2012 and 2018 are made to appeal for 5 to 10 year olds, it looks so cute. It's the same road a ton of other cartoons went very simular roads to appeal to an even younger audience and to follow the guidelines more so that even the youngest can enjoy it withouth any harmfull content that the classic stuff maybe had. a simplistic, even more round less detailed look, pretty much removing anything that was cool and to make it try hard little kids cool. it's also easier to animate more simplistic art styles yet another factor why so many cartoons gotten the same treatment.

2012 rise with 3d models. nothing against 3d models but damm it pains me to see the series falloff and turn into this.



Or the 2d one from 2018 it ain't much better.

I really hate this art style, allot of modern cartoons use the art style below, even modern disney has traces of this art style. It's such a turnoff for most modern cartoons imo. I hate it. no amount of action scenes are going to save a series with this art style for me, but again, great that people can enjoy it and that especially that the younger audience can watch it withouth parents complaining about it's content.



Seriously where are the cartoons with the cool art styles. the 2003 - 2010 version was still pretty nice, if I had to guess the change in art style plus violence is all thanks to over worried parents. Tons of cartoons have turned to trash. Almost all are pretty shit these days. even videogames like battle toads and sparkster suffered the same fate with those modern reboots.



And I do get why turtles forever is great with them guest appareances of older characters in the more classic art style. but this wouldn't clash with the moder art style for the turtles cartoon. The 2003 looks where pretty nice in the first place, if they where to do the same thing with the 2018 series It would be horrible the classic art style ain't going to save it aside from the fact that it's probably not going to clash all that well.


Different audiences really it's nice to see tons of people still enjoying them new cartoons, but I don't think nostalgia has anything to do with the appeal of the older cartoons. Allot of cartoons have experienced a simular treatment after all. It's kinda funny though, videogames have only seen advancement while western cartoons degraded over time. even though there is more advanced tech to make cool cartoons today.


Videogames in modern days are allowed to get more violent than in the past with lower age ratings being more acceptable for more violent stuff, but for cartoons in the modern era the opposite seems to have happened. Making the barriers so low that parent's can't complain about anything and that as many people as possible can enjoy it. it's definitely nice that everyone can enjoy it but the quality might be a turnoff for a part of the audience. Higher age ratings would solve the problem but I do get that keeping it as low as possible keeps it accesible. it's just the fate of modern day cartoons.

Check classic tom & jerry and donald duck, and check them modern releases. all are a mere shell of their glory days because the stuff that happened in them older series ain't allowed in this day and age with those same age ratings. obviously popularity is also a thing it ain't just the age ratings and parents.

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My favorite is collecting for the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation 2

My least favorite is the Super Nintendo (SNES) and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)


It seems people just buy SNES games and they never play most of them (has anyone else noticed?) nobody talks about the Super Nintendo anymore either.

Can't tell if this is a joke or not.

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back on topic,

why buy a mini console. just get an everdrive instead. cheaper and more content, at the end of the day most people emulate their mini console anyway what's the difference.

No they don't.  [...]

The OP isn't a regular joe though my guess at least.

That's not what was being talked about.

I meant collectors or gamers who bought them, my mistake there, where in a game collecting forum after all

Obviously if some average guy bought it for nostalgia emulation will probably not happen,

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back on topic,

why buy a mini console. just get an everdrive instead. cheaper and more content, at the end of the day most people emulate their mini console anyway what's the difference.

No they don't.  While we as collectors really got hard-ons for the mini-consoles the majority of them (after the original NES Mini Debacle) went to Joe Regular Guy who has no idea what emulation is, let alone how to do it.  My sister went out of her way to buy one of the Nintendo minis and she owns literally no other gaming memorabilia of any kind.  I know more people who are not into gaming who own a mini console than I do fellow gamers, for the exact reason you stated.  Emulation is generally superior - if you know what you are doing.


The OP isn't a regular joe though my guess at least.

Anyone who is somewhat into retro game collecting usually knows at least a bit about emulation. especially 16 bit and down is quite accessible.

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General / Re: Do collector's baffle other gamers?
« on: October 08, 2020, 05:05:21 am »
That's a bit on the collectors side if you'd ask me. I also never said this applies to all minimalist but most, exceptions exist after all, not to mention we where talking about the extreme ends of the spectrum here.

I feel that gamers tend to either be minimalist or maximalist when it comes to their collections, with very little middle ground. They either keep every game they can acquire, or they sell off every game once they are done with it.

That being said I've known plenty of people who have less than 5 games at any given time, selling or trading them in, while replacing them for new stuff when they are done with it to keep them costs at an all time low. when money is tight plus being a minimalist this is the way to go for allot of people from what I've noticed at least.

minimalist usually give zero shits about nostalgia and old gens, it's all about the new stuff. money or not they rarely have more games that they can play hanging around. like seriously I have plenty of actual minimalists living around me and they literally don't mind throwing anything away of their past childhood or anything period. the only exceptions are familiy pictures. and getting rid of stuff has to go fast, so usually just trade ins or into the trash can it goes. Convenience is key.

Gaming wise if money is plentyfull, minimalists usually go for a digital collection in this day and age, but the ones that are frugal still go physical .


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CIB snes is indeed expensive thing is those examples are well over 90$ as even cart only to hundreds of $ usually surpassing even sega's most pricy games in cib format.

90$ sega titles 99 out of 100 times are all cib. even more common snes games in cib cardboard format are over 90$

those snes picks are more popular and recognizable than sega all I'm saying it's no suprise considering that allot of snes grails literally are series that exist today with megaman harvest moon or say dracula x, or capcom series such as final fight 3 demons crest wich still make tons of games today. let alone that sega has no examples that come close in terms of the popularity such as earthbound or chrono trigger that are locked behind having crazy prices. musha is nice and all but if your not a hardcore shootemup guy it's easy to miss. chrono trigger is an rpg that might even appeal to people who usually don't like rpg's.


back on topic,

why buy a mini console. just get an everdrive instead. cheaper and more content, at the end of the day most people emulate their mini console anyway what's the difference.

everdrive >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> mini console

sega has been making mini consoles 10+ years. same for atari these things existed way before nintendo ever started with the nes mini. They where usually just seen as bargain bin filler material by the masses, It's just an excuse to get a mini console wich at the time had bad sound especially for sega instead of just emulation

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Like I said, it also depends on your definition of expensive, not to mention my use of the word most, and not the word all.

Plus the Sonic games are not good.  I don't care who hears me.   :P

but your literally mention mario world for 20$

shinobi III rocket knight and streets of rage II have that same price range, let alone the tons of other options.

I mean not really - at least depending on your definition of expensive.  Those games are generally at least double - if not more - than the price of the best / most popular games on the SNES and NES.  The problem with Genesis is that most of the best games are not common like those other consoles.  Sure everyone has some favorites that are probably a bit more pricey, but when you get down to brass tax the Mario games are amazing and usually $20 a pop.


My point is it ain't the case for most games on genesis. snes does a way worse job at that for the good games.

wich Is why I said pretty much all retro consoles have their sought after pricy games that most people won't get

snes, master system dreamcast they all have that very same problem for them premium titles.

like snes does it multiple times worse it's not even funny.

Are people forgetting pocky & rocky demons crest chrono trigger or earthbound

These prices even surpass those 4 mentioned cib as literally lose cardridges. and these 4 games are regularly in top 10 snes lists. These are popular as hell for snes.
Well if your mentioning those snes games you have to use the genesis top expensive games to compare them like Musha,Crusader of Centy,Trouble Shooter,Splaterhouse 3,Streets of Rage 3

Hagane, wild guns, pocky & rocky 2 final fight 3, metal warriors, ninja warriors evo. megaman 7 and megaman x3, having megaman in the name alone makes it even mainstream sought after. tons of megaman collectors out there, and unlike wily wars the games are actually good.

eitherway I was mentioning the top 10 games on the system none of your examples are usually top 10 on genesis not even musha. these are niche or lesser options. amazing games don't get me wrong but not the very best most popular games on the system

splatter house 2 and streets of rage 2 and lightning force are better.
streets of rage 3 is the black sheep in the series with bad music, splatter house 3 ain't as great with the swap up in gameplay compared to 2.
trouble shooter is nice but really niche I've rarely seen anyone but the really hardcore shootemup fans talk about that title not to mention that most people talk about the japan only part 2 instead wich is way better. still fairly cheap compared to most pricy snes titles that surpass it as cart only

meanwhile demons crest earthbound and especially chrono trigger are absolute favourites by many. Cartagia did mention the most popular games on the system after all. chrono trigger is even considered to be the best rpg of all times by many. the hype for chrono trigger and earthbound is ridiculous none of those sega examples are that popular. yes they are sought after but you could kinda compare them to the more niche options such as hagane or wild guns on snes or whack series like keio flying squadron mr gimmick nes. sure every collectors knows about them and they are worth much but these are not your first picks. you could also mention alien soldier for sega, but again it's such a niche game compared to majority of the pricy snes games.

snes has legitmate examples of top tier games that are the most popular that are out of reach. far worse than genesis. aside from those 4 examples those super pricy games that you mentioned are far less popular.

Contra hard corps pricy? snes version is only 10$ less cart only yet more pricy as cib
hyperstone heist same story compared to turtles in time
Like only castlevania is a bit more pricy on genesis
and it's not like super metroid is literally the same price cart only and cib far higher in price than gunstar heroes.

even common games such as zelda a link to the past cib are the same price as the supposedly pricy as hell games that are contra hard corps and gunstar heroes in cib condition.

Only thing I'm saying is that snes has both niche but actual top 10 material or higher mainstream games that aren't niche  that are some of the most pricy games on the system. almost all those sega examples have better versions with earlier parts or are less known. musha is the only comes close to maybe being one of the more popular games but even than it's not even the best shoot emup option on genesis and it's more in the same league as amazing lesser picked titles such as wild guns and hagane.




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