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post #251 of 288
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The worst "mainstream" video game controller ... EVER , the Intellivison.  I check every night for the toilet frog, but he has not yet returned.  

 

 

Man, now I'm reminded of the game Utopia for intellivision.  I loved that game!

post #252 of 288

Can ROB be considered a controller too?

 

 

I can't even explain the concept to my kids (luckly we have YouTube!)

 

post #253 of 288
yeah it made sense to me as a kid, but I don't know how I would explain ROB to someone who didn't use it
post #254 of 288
I had a ROB!

And I still don't know what the hell it's supposed to do!

I think there were ROB-specific games. But...not many of them? I'm sure I didn't have any. Which makes me really wonder where the hell I got the ROB at. I know it didn't come with the NES set I got in '89. I got it some time after. Where though? That's been lost to time..
post #255 of 288
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I had a ROB!

And I still don't know what the hell it's supposed to do!

I think there were ROB-specific games. But...not many of them? I'm sure I didn't have any. Which makes me really wonder where the hell I got the ROB at. I know it didn't come with the NES set I got in '89. I got it some time after. Where though? That's been lost to time..

 

My dad bought me an NES that I think came bundled with a ROB (and the lightgun, man compared to today you get nothing!).

 

ROB only had 2 games, gyromite and Stack-Up. I think it came with both, because I had both. Stack-Up was more of a demo, tutorial to ROB although it was a game in itself. Then gyromite had the concept of how modular ROB was for other games, but it didn't catch up.

 

You have to give Nintendo a lot of credit, the idea of this robot was CRAZY. Stack-Up is a natural concept with such a design, but wow Gyromite ... who in the world came up with that idea?!??!?

post #256 of 288
The NES really was ahead of it's time in a lot of ways. They were trying things that seem implausible NOW. That was one system that was worth it's weight in gold..
post #257 of 288

Edit: go to this thread to discuss

 

SNES Classic coming September 29th for $80. Only 21 games, but its not like you'll actually be able to buy one anyway.

 

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars™
  • Donkey Kong Country™
  • EarthBound™
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO™
  • Kirby™ Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course™
  • The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
  • Mega Man® X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox™
  • Star Fox™ 2
  • Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV™
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
  • Super Mario Kart™
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
  • Super Mario World™
  • Super Metroid™
  • Super Punch-Out!! ™
  • Yoshi’s Island™

 

StarFox 2 aside, a pretty straightforward collection of classic games.  I wish they'd included some more sequels (Why just one DKC?), a few left field choices and Turtles in Time.

post #258 of 288

That list is just fucking mean.

 

Earthbound? StarFox 2? Mega Man X?

 

You can't find Mega Man X for less than the asking price for this thing. I'm already mad at Nintendo all over again.

post #259 of 288
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I had a ROB!

And I still don't know what the hell it's supposed to do!

I think there were ROB-specific games. But...not many of them? I'm sure I didn't have any. Which makes me really wonder where the hell I got the ROB at. I know it didn't come with the NES set I got in '89. I got it some time after. Where though? That's been lost to time..

 

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Originally Posted by ElCapitanAmerica View Post
 

 

My dad bought me an NES that I think came bundled with a ROB (and the lightgun, man compared to today you get nothing!).

 

ROB only had 2 games, gyromite and Stack-Up. I think it came with both, because I had both. Stack-Up was more of a demo, tutorial to ROB although it was a game in itself. Then gyromite had the concept of how modular ROB was for other games, but it didn't catch up.

 

You have to give Nintendo a lot of credit, the idea of this robot was CRAZY. Stack-Up is a natural concept with such a design, but wow Gyromite ... who in the world came up with that idea?!??!?

 

R.O.B. you damn heathens... Robotic Operating Buddy.

 

I had the biggest NES bundle which included the R.O.B. and Stack-Up and Gyromite were the two games.  With Gyromite we eventually tired of waiting for R.O.B. to do his thing and my best friend and I would do speed runs with one person playing and one pushing the buttons R.O.B. would have with the spinning tops. Those games always devolved into us screwing up each others runs by threatening to smoosh the scientist with the pillars and then fist-fights as a half smoosh didn't reverse in time and the scientist bit the dust.

 

Stack-up just sucked.

post #260 of 288

Every Mario Kart and Smash needs R.O.B.  It's just a fact.

post #261 of 288
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With Gyromite we eventually tired of waiting for R.O.B. to do his thing and my best friend and I would do speed runs with one person playing and one pushing the buttons R.O.B. would have with the spinning tops. Those games always devolved into us screwing up each others runs by threatening to smoosh the scientist with the pillars and then fist-fights as a half smoosh didn't reverse in time and the scientist bit the dust.

 

 

YES!

 

GYROMITE WAS SO FUN!

 

the sound of squeaking rubber shoes!

post #262 of 288

So... wow. I was on Twitter at just the right time. A bunch of nerdy sites on my feed came through with an announcement that ThinkGeek came into a supply of NES Classics and they were holding a surprise sale at any second.

 

I found the page, refreshed the shit out of it for about 20 minutes, and sure enough. The consoles only came in bundles (but they're pretty neat bundles, honestly), and the cheapest was $130, which included some classic game canvas prints, a puzzle and a piranha plant puppet.

 

Snagged one, and it sold out in just a couple minutes. If it weren't for the Senate completely fucking everything up, this would be a good day.

post #263 of 288
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
 

So... wow. I was on Twitter at just the right time. A bunch of nerdy sites on my feed came through with an announcement that ThinkGeek came into a supply of NES Classics and they were holding a surprise sale at any second.

 

I found the page, refreshed the shit out of it for about 20 minutes, and sure enough. The consoles only came in bundles (but they're pretty neat bundles, honestly), and the cheapest was $130, which included some classic game canvas prints, a puzzle and a piranha plant puppet.

 

Snagged one, and it sold out in just a couple minutes. If it weren't for the Senate completely fucking everything up, this would be a good day.

 

Yeah.  Bought a pre-loaded retropie on ebay for 80 bucks and two NES USB controllers on amazon for like 15.   Emulates NES, Atari, and Colecovision at seemingly 100%, including the save game mechanics of each title..  

 

**Anything past early/mid 90s MAME or the SNES/Genesis era is dodgy or nonworking.  The Pi doesn't have enough horsepower.  Then again, home computers struggle with emulating the PS1 and N64 (you can forget about Dreamcast/PS2 as far as I can tell) so this is probably to be expected.  


Edited by Overlord - 7/25/17 at 1:33pm
post #264 of 288

It's the sense of victory. Since a young age, I've been conditioned to chase down hard to find stuff (within reason). It's the thrill of the hunt, being a collector of dumb shit.

 

It all started with Panthro and Cheetara action figures when I was little. Those fuckers were hard as fuck to find, and setting that Panthro in the Thundertank for the first time was a feeling I've never grown out of. Then it was Ninja Turtles. Then rare X-Men toys, like first wave Rogue and Beast. Then Star Wars.

 

I'm not stupid or wealthy enough to chase down shit like NES World Championship cartridges, so it's the reasonable victories.

post #265 of 288
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

 

 

It all started with Panthro and Cheetara action figures when I was little. 

 

Yeah, I can remember Cheetara starting a few things for me, as well.

 

BRB, gonna find some Cheetara cosplay on bing.

post #266 of 288

Apparently, people are really pissed about the ThinkGeek sale, and conspiracy theories are abound. I kind of feel guilty now for giving them my money, but at the same time they're a retailer just like all the others, and at least I didn't buy it from scalper.

 

(Shameless plug)

post #267 of 288
I was gonna correct you on your use of "humming and hawing" but apparently that is a correct usage.


In Britain. Weird. Hemming and hawing is the U.S. version.
post #268 of 288
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I was gonna correct you on your use of "humming and hawing" but apparently that is a correct usage.


In Britain. Weird. Hemming and hawing is the U.S. version.

 

No kidding? Ye Olde Spell Checkour must be British, then. I'll fix it -- thanks!

post #269 of 288

No need to change it.  It just read weird to me so I looked it up thinking it might be a regional variation with you being southwest.  Turns out it was more regional than I thought.

post #270 of 288

The bundle came in the mail today. Two days ahead of schedule! Fuck it -- I decided to make my first unboxing video.

 

post #271 of 288
D.T., I didn't have a beer while watching your fillum. I am out of beer.

More importantly, why are you fanning the flames of controversy?!
post #272 of 288
Some men just want to watch the world burn!
post #273 of 288

unboxing video???

 

HOW COULD YOU???

 

YOU'RE ONE OF THEM!!!!

post #274 of 288
World burn. Men watch. Some want.
post #275 of 288
What games have you played? Tell us everything!!
post #276 of 288

Last night I played Castlevania! And Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! And I got beat by Flamenco Joe twice before I gave up and turned in with a few episodes of Lucky Louie on HBO.

 

And this morning I had a granola bar for breakfast and suffered through a boring sales meeting!

post #277 of 288
So much for staying up all night.

@_@
post #278 of 288

I said "may" stay up all night! It's not fraud if you say "may"!

post #279 of 288
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

So much for staying up all night.

@_@
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
 

I said "may" stay up all night! It's not fraud if you say "may"!

post #280 of 288
D.T. has let us all down.

Thread ruined.
post #281 of 288
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

D.T. has let us all down.

Thread ruined.

GAME OVER, MAN!! GAME OVER!!
post #282 of 288

How do I repair this rift I've caused? How can I mend the wounds our friendship has come to bear, Brad?!

post #283 of 288
I wouldn't lose sleep over it.

Zing.
post #284 of 288
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How do I repair this rift I've caused? How can I mend the wounds our friendship has come to bear, Brad?!

post #285 of 288
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post #286 of 288
So you're just going to let Flamenco Joe win?
post #287 of 288
Shit, no. I'm licking my wounds, then I'll rally in a day or two.
post #288 of 288

PlayAsia.com has the Famicom Mini in stock right now for $110.

 

It's all in Japanese and the games library is a bit different but it's there if you're looking for a legit alternative to the NES Classic.

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