Let's kick it old school.

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#1 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

So your all-so-busy schedules free up, your wallet is a bit thicker and you have an opportunity to kick it retro.

What old console(s) and games or old school PC games would you get and why?

Don't go overboard being as this metro gaming phase might not last long.

I'd have to say I'd get an N64.

Some Goldeneye, Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, Perfect Dark, Mario Tennis, Battle Tanx, and some Zelda and Star Fox. Would be a great time with friends and some to myself.

Also on a side note I'd love to play every Final Fantasy in order being as I only started at VII.

Most SNES, PS and PS2 I think.

What would you pick for your retro gaming trip?

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#2 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22931 posts) -

I kinda already have the old school games that I actually want to keep. I was never the type to jettison the old & busted just because the new hotness came to the shelves of my local retailer. I still have my old PONG console from the 70s. ;)

I guess if money were no object, I'd get a Street Fighter 2 arcade machine. God knows I spent enough time pumping quarters into them in the 90s. It'd be a nice piece of my younger days to look at, reflect upon my "misspent" youth (which I don't really feel was all that misspent), etc.

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#3 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

@ZZoMBiE13 said:

I kinda already have the old school games that I actually want to keep. I was never the type to jettison the old & busted just because the new hotness came to the shelves of my local retailer. I still have my old PONG console from the 70s. ;)

I guess if money were no object, I'd get a Street Fighter 2 arcade machine. God knows I spent enough time pumping quarters into them in the 90s. It'd be a nice piece of my younger days to look at, reflect upon my "misspent" youth (which I don't really feel was all that misspent), etc.

I was the same way but I've been cleaned out (robbed) a few times. It's hard to collect sometimes and it's even harder to recollect.

Arcade game, nice touch. I played more of Mortal Kombat, Tekken and Cruisin USA in the arcades.

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#4 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22931 posts) -

@bowchicka07 said:

@ZZoMBiE13 said:

I kinda already have the old school games that I actually want to keep. I was never the type to jettison the old & busted just because the new hotness came to the shelves of my local retailer. I still have my old PONG console from the 70s. ;)

I guess if money were no object, I'd get a Street Fighter 2 arcade machine. God knows I spent enough time pumping quarters into them in the 90s. It'd be a nice piece of my younger days to look at, reflect upon my "misspent" youth (which I don't really feel was all that misspent), etc.

I was the same way but I've been cleaned out (robbed) a few times. It's hard to collect sometimes and it's even harder to recollect.

Arcade game, nice touch. I played more of Mortal Kombat, Tekken and Cruisin USA in the arcades.

Sucks that you got robbed. I'm sorry to hear that.

I've been fortunate enough to not have anything like that happen to me or my family. Not sure if it has anything to do with living in Texas and making sure everyone knows I own a big ass gun or not, but I figure it couldn't hurt right? ;)

MK2 would be another good cabinet to own. I played that one like crazy when I was in college. There was a local pool bar that had a MK2 machine. I used to go there and play until they kicked us out after last call. Tequila Sunrises and Mortal Kombat. Ahhhh, memories.

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#5 Edited by Black_Knight_00 (20975 posts) -

I'd invest in a MAME arcade machine and load it with ever arcade game that ever existed, but that's just me

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#6 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I'd invest in a MAME arcade machine and load it with ever arcade game that ever existed, but that's just me

I'll accept that... just for pure creativity. You may have went a little overboard though.

What are your more preferred arcade games that are the must-haves for your gaming lounge.

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#7 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (20975 posts) -

@bowchicka07 said:

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I'd invest in a MAME arcade machine and load it with ever arcade game that ever existed, but that's just me

I'll accept that... just for pure creativity. You may have went a little overboard though.

What are your more preferred arcade games that are the must-haves for your gaming lounge.

Oh man. Let me think. If I had to pick 5 (since you sound like you want separate machines) I'd say Super Street Fighter 2, Final Fight, Sunset Riders, D&D Shadow over Mystara, The Simpsons Arcade Game

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#8 Edited by Grieverr (2835 posts) -

I still love old games and have a few old consoles!

If you're going into it knowing your time is limited, I'd go with a Genesis. They're still cheap and so are the games, for the most part. The Nintendo stuff is getting really ridiculous with pricing, although the N64 seems to still be reasonable. I'm actually trying to minimize my collection so I can focus on just one or two retro consoles.

@Black_Knight_00: I'd love a mame cabinet! Good call on the Simpsons Arcade! Street Fighter is also a must. To that, I'd add Double Dragon, Bubble Bobble, a stand-up Space Harrier or Out Run or After Burner, and Pac-Mania. Although I can think of so many more!

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#9 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (20975 posts) -

@Grieverr said:
I'd love a mame cabinet! Good call on the Simpsons Arcade! Street Fighter is also a must. To that, I'd add Double Dragon, Bubble Bobble, a stand-up Space Harrier or Out Run or After Burner, and Pac-Mania. Although I can think of so many more!

4000 games in one machine. Now that's some serious gaming

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#10 Posted by RimacBugatti (1632 posts) -

@bowchicka07:

...king haters in the world. I'm very sorry to hear that you were robbed. I have had people steal from me multiple of thousands of dollars as well. I had who I thought was a friend of around 10 years break into my house and steal a little cash. He didn't get much but I was extremely upset. I learned along time ago not to hang with people who are less fortunate because they hate. I hope they didn't take too much of your stuff and I hope it doesn't happen again.

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#11 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

If I had the money to burn I would get a NES and a good couple a hundred 8-bit games to go with. Great games like SMB3 and TMNT2: The Arcade Game, to less great ones like Ikari Warriors and T&C Surf designs. Then lots of stuff from the middle, Skate or Die, Metal Gear, Simons Quest, Legend of Zelda 2, Jackal, etc. I'm a sucker for nostalgia, and nothing gets me going in that area quite like NES gaming.

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#12 Edited by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

@RimacBugatti said:

@bowchicka07:

...king haters in the world. I'm very sorry to hear that you were robbed. I have had people steal from me multiple of thousands of dollars as well. I had who I thought was a friend of around 10 years break into my house and steal a little cash. He didn't get much but I was extremely upset. I learned along time ago not to hang with people who are less fortunate because they hate. I hope they didn't take too much of your stuff and I hope it doesn't happen again.

Happened when was younger in my teens... and they took nearly everything.... pretty much all of my electronics... Game Boy and about 10 games.... Sega Genesis and a few games... N64 and about 20 games... PS1 probably 30 games and PS2 at least 20 games and an SNES with about 10 games as well.

I've gotten over it for the most part but I never bothered to try and collect any of it back,,, at the time i wasn't really collecting it either. I was just upgrading whenever something new came out and storing the old.

@Randolph Have you heard of an FC twin? They are worth the buy if you got the spare cash.

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#13 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

i would probably get a Gamecube or a Sega Genesis.

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#14 Posted by IncisionX (200 posts) -

Some great responses above ^^ For me it would have to be a PS1 if that's retro enough?

Final Fantasy 7/8 and 9 would keep me busy for hours, Ratchet and Clank, Crash bandicoot, Rayman, Circuit breakers, Micro machines and the list goes on...

Years of fun to be had :D

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#15 Posted by RimacBugatti (1632 posts) -

@bowchicka07: I would say get a Dreamcast if you can and maybe a Sega Saturn. I understand the frustration and not wanting to start over. I have lost everything a few times. When I was dating my girlfriend I lost everything including my place to live and car so I understand. I'm still trying to get a PS2, original Xbox, and PS1 but money has been an issue. I would also like to get a Sega Saturn but those are more difficult to find new.

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#16 Edited by Renegade_Fury (19673 posts) -

That I don't have? The dream scenario would be a Neo Geo MVS, but realistically I'd like to get a Turbografx 16/PC Engine since I've become kind of interested in its library as of late. Out of what I do own though, then it's the SEGA Genesis, of course. It easily has my favorite library of games.

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#17 Posted by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

ps3 or ps2

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#18 Posted by contracts420 (1956 posts) -

@Black_Knight_00 said:

@bowchicka07 said:

@Black_Knight_00 said:

I'd invest in a MAME arcade machine and load it with ever arcade game that ever existed, but that's just me

I'll accept that... just for pure creativity. You may have went a little overboard though.

What are your more preferred arcade games that are the must-haves for your gaming lounge.

Oh man. Let me think. If I had to pick 5 (since you sound like you want separate machines) I'd say Super Street Fighter 2, Final Fight, Sunset Riders, D&D Shadow over Mystara, The Simpsons Arcade Game

Finally somebody who knows Sunset Riders! Everybody I talk to looks at me with confusion when I bring up that game. Easily one of my top retro games, up there with Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Super Double Dragon.

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#19 Edited by LorenzoTheComic (25 posts) -

I ain't touchin' dat trident controller. Ha ha we guys wasting money on dem fossils man. Dreamcast is the only way you should play Sonic Adventure, not dat Double Dash version that's on every other video game system.

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#21 Edited by Black_Knight_00 (20975 posts) -

@contracts420 said:

Finally somebody who knows Sunset Riders! Everybody I talk to looks at me with confusion when I bring up that game. Easily one of my top retro games, up there with Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Super Double Dragon.

Yeah, not enough people know Sunset Riders, though it's huge in retrogaming communities. Cormano for life, how many bandidos do you know who can pull off a pink poncho, red pants and purple sombrero? ;)

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