Your Retro Threshold.

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Your Retro Threshold.

Post by kerr9000 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:08 am

OK so let me explain what I mean. Obviously all of us here probably like retro games or we wouldn't be posting in the retro section of this forum. Now different people will have a different idea of what retro is but then they will also have a different idea of what they want to play.

For example someone might find it cool to play SNES games but might find something as old as NES games a little hard going or simple just find them to old and basic to handle. So I thought I would ask everyone what there Retro Threshold is.

Personally I will play a lot of really old stuff. I am very happy playing old spectrum games and Atari 2600 games, heck in the right mood I will even give the old type adventure the ones were you put in commands like ''go north'' just to be met with a new page of text to read a go.

What about the rest of you?

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by D.J » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:48 am

ZX Spectrum is probably my limit, though that's mainly due to the fact that it does possess a huge amount of nostalgic value for me.
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by masofdas » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:00 am

Hmm I would say back to 3rd gen but I only got on with the NES from that era and I have played and enjoyed in recent years playing C64, Speccy games

But really I would say 16-Bit era is my real limit also that's when I started gaming as well.
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by danbish » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:33 am

ZX Spectrum is as far back as I go too. It was my first computer that I played games on so that's where it starts for me.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by kerr9000 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:40 am

The oldest thing I own is a ZX81 but I have no games for it.. The oldest thing I have that I have a game for and have played would be a Commadore Vic 20, I have the Count and Gorf for it on cartridge although its been a long time since I have set it up.. the counts fully text based and its just a lot of effort setting up a machine you have 2 games for.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by K2. » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:56 am

I'd say SNES era, although I'd maintain that some of the greatest games come from those consoles so perhaps that is why
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Kriken » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:02 pm

I'll take it all the way baby.

Realistically the furthest back I'll go to seek out games however is the NES, and there are a few games on it I still want to complete - The Legend of Zelda, Adventure of Link, Metroid and Lost Levels. My favourite game from that era is probably the original Castlevania. It's still one of the best titles.
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by bigcalwv » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:50 pm

Definitely the NES. I wasn't old enough to experience anything before it, and honestly, I'm not that interested in trying out any games from older systems based on what I've seen of them. Most of them are just lines and blocks of colour :P. Being that I started out on the NES when things kinda looked like stuff for the most part, it's hard to see the appeal of games older than them. If I'd grown up on them things would no doubt be different.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Highlight » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:25 pm

I grew up on an Amiga, which had a great variety of games through the years, from Pong and Pacman, all the way up to Street Fighter II. So I'm happy to play any game from any era, as long as they're good. Hell, today I played Arkham City, Master of Darkness and Perfect Dark.
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Post by kerr9000 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:46 pm

Funny thing is I just orderd Rare Replay today (comes out on the 4th so hopefully it will arive around then) and the game I am looking forward to the most is an old Spectrum game called Atic Atac... I guess as long as I have fond memories of something then I am happy

I also dont mind things like the Atari 2600 as we used to have one in the house and we used to play the really basic cart games on it while the spectrum loaded. Ghost Busters was one of my faves.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by D.J » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:39 am

Highlight wrote:I grew up on an Amiga, which had a great variety of games through the years
Did you own Lemmings? Magnificent game, I still have my copy (posted a vid of my remaining Amiga games in the retro gaming video topic).
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Highlight » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:55 pm

Yes, have Lemmings, Oh No More Lemmings, and Lemmings 2: The Tribes. My dad actually beat Lemmings 2, although Lord knows how.
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Vtheyoshi » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:07 am

Generally to the 16 bit era, because I feel that's when gaming really began to hit its stride
I would make exceptions for certain NES games though
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by ZeroJones » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:32 pm

My threshold is not with how old the machine is but how you control it. If it's keyboard only, I'm stuffed. If there's a joystick or joypad connected, I'm in.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Pineapple » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:47 pm

As seems to be the case with others here the furthest I'll really go is the NES/Master System. For some reason I've never really been interested in looking further back, perhaps I will in the future though.
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by kerr9000 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:00 pm

The NES seems to be a common point for lots of people.

I have a OK collection of Atari 2600 carts and its almost impossible to find people to talk to about them, yet show them the golden Zelda cart and excitement is in the air lol

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Emperix » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:47 am

I'm not entirely sure what my limit would be.

I grew up during the Spectrum era, so that naturally should be where mine is, but as I pride myself on being open-mnded, I'd have no objection to trying anything that came out beforehand.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by kerr9000 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:32 am

that's pretty much how I feel, I will give anything a bash how much Id spend or how much effort I would go to in order to try something is a different matter though.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Emperix » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:21 am

I've actually just remembered that, thanks to Game Room on XBLA and the collection on PS2, I have played and bought a handful of Intellivision games.

So I guess my threshold does go beyond my starting years :D

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by danbish » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:47 pm

Emperix wrote:I've actually just remembered that, thanks to Game Room on XBLA and the collection on PS2, I have played and bought a handful of Intellivision games.

So I guess my threshold does go beyond my starting years :D
I've been to an event called Game On 2.0 today in Newcastle. They've got a wide variety of playable games from modern day systems right back to the Atari 2600 and beyond. So today I've increased my threshold and my net, I can now add the original Pong into it and that's as far back as I've ever been! My God, that controller was fiddly! I've also played on my first Famicom too and it was as amazing as I thought it'd be but shamefully it was running Mario Bros., and I hate Mario Bros..

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by Bix » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:05 am

Nostalgic memories normally control my threshold. I go back to early Atari 800XL stuff (keyboard & cassette, like C64 but better sound) .. Actual hardware nowadays my tastes and preferences get in the way of nostalgia .. but Virtual Consoles have provided a quick fix. A decent C64 game that I used to play on the Atari instead would be as far back as I'm prepared to go. IK+, Ghostbusters, Bubble Bobble that sort of thing.
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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by IronHide » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:00 pm

The 8-bit era for me as that's where my love of games started (had a Master System which is probably frowned upon round these parts ;) )

I don't play much retro stuff these days though as my disability makes using a standard controller almost impossible but I do still play old PC games.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by kerr9000 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:12 pm

Actually Ironhide I am a big master system fan. I have around 80 games and I have my own machine I have modded to play at 60HZ... cant beat playing some Alex the Kid and SCI on it.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by IronHide » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:28 pm

I had a Gameboy at roughly that time but my first Nintendo console was the N64, which aside from Goldeneye and Diddy Kong Racing didn't see much use as the games were so expensive.

The Gamecube however is one of my top 3 favourite consoles, along with the Megadrive and Dreamcast.

I sold all my SMS games (around 70 of them) a few years ago and have regretted it ever since.

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Re: Your Retro Threshold.

Post by kerr9000 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:36 pm

Megadrive and cube are also favourates of mine.

I have about 250 megadrive games.. I have a whole bunch of megadrives including a 60hz Japanese one, 2 boxed megadrive 1's a boxed megadrive 2 and A megadrive that is british but I have altered it to run at 60hz

I am now wishing my 150 Snes game review thread had been a 150 Megadrive game thread or at least a 150 16bit games thread lol

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