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Post by kerr9000 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:14 am

Yeah I have one of those screw drivers the one that opens older carts.. keep meaning to get one of the tri screw ones that opens some of the newer stuff...

Today I got 2 GBA carts both loose both 2 quid

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Also dont think I mentioned a few days ago I got a sealed console cartridge slot cleaning system by memorex which says its for cleaning all sega and nintendo cart slots for 3 quid havent seen this sort of thing in years

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Post by kerr9000 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:28 pm

Got Premier Manager cart only for megadrive 50p and International Rugby for megadrive boxed complete 1quid

I also spent 4quid on a wii arcade stick .a logic 3 one figured it would be fun to play my snk volume 1 and metal slug anthology discs with it

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Post by bigcalwv » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:03 pm

Just bought:

Kao the Kangaroo - Dreamcast new and sealed - £7
Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 - PS2 used but VGC - £3.50

Always on the look out for 3D platformers I've never heard of, and this was one I only discovered last night. Plus it gives me a reason to dig out my Dreamcast :P.

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Post by Ploiper » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:36 pm

ahhh Kao the Kangaroo Round 2, I got that on the gamecube. a pretty decent platformer, a hidden gem for systems.
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Post by Bix » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:29 pm

I love my retro but kerr is almost a professional retro god 8-)

I'm still on and off DKC on my U gamepad. As I had it on the wii first it only cost £1.49 , a nice bargain for an absolute classic.
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Post by kerr9000 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:09 pm

I got lord of the rings tactics for psp complete for 2quid today

I also started buying the pieces needed to modify a Master system 2 by adding A composite port... Unfortunatly the electric place didnt have everything needed for the best quality picture so I need to order some bits in as well

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Post by Bix » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:58 pm

Good luck with the modding .. The library of the Master System has to be one of one's I'm least familiar with.
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Post by bigcalwv » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:45 am

Picked up Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu for the Super Famicon. Played the game before on an emulator and translated, but I've always wanted to own the actual cart so I can play the rom + translated version somewhat more "legally" lol. Plus I'm gonna be looking into making my consoles being able to play NTSC and JAP games so it'll be handy to have one on hand to test when I get around to it lol.

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Post by kerr9000 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:02 pm

yeah big I always like to try and make sure I have at the very least an import game for a machine... I like to have a pirate as well if they are easily available.. the reason basically so when I buy a second hand console I can easily see if its been modified... for example loads of PS1's were chipped and its an easy way to know if they've been messed with.

If you have 2 SNES's you can make one play the majority of imports very easily... My SNES was done in the easiest way possible... its permanently 60hz and permanently has the lock out chip disabled where as a lot of people like it all to be turn on and off-able. I could throw a switch in to change between 50 and 60 but the leg thats needed to re-able the lock down broke off the chip

The Master system's library is OK. I like the Master only games but the ones that are cut down megadrive ones are kind of pointless to an extent.

Today I brought Mario Kart and Advance wars both boxed complete for the GBA for 17.50, they wanted 10 a piece but managed to talk them down a little.

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Post by bigcalwv » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:01 pm

I was looking into putting a switch in, but if I can find another SNES cheap (hopefully I can as I won't need any plugs or anything with it) I'd definitely consider just having it permanently set to save messing about with a switch. I have always said to myself I'll only start modding my consoles when I have enough spare cash to buy another one in case I break it, so I guess just buying another to work on would be sort of the same :P.

Wish I had more places locally to buy retro games. Aside from CEX for PS2/Xbox/Gamecube, the internet is the only place I can pick up older games. Been to a couple of car boots around here and they are always terrible. Hell it's hard enough finding NEW games for Nintendo consoles locally lol.

Also just bought some spare door/cover things for my Wii. The cover for the GC control ports fell off ages ago and I lost it, so I finally decided to look into replacing it. Cost me £1.50 for that cover, the one for the GC memory card slots, and the bit at the front for the SD card slot.

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Post by kerr9000 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:37 pm

If you want any friendly advice while modding the SNES feel free to ask me.

Do you have a soldiering iron? If you have an iron then you desolder I think its 3 legs on 2 different chips and lift them... Guides will tell you that you need to wire these to the earth ... and from an electronics point of view this is the sensible thing to do.... but in all truth I haven't grounded the ones in my machine.. one pin broke off the one responsible for region unfortunately.. and the other two are bent up out of harms way ... If you break them off then you will never be able to go back in and change it to a more complex mod or remove the modification altogether.

If you dont have a soldering iron you can still use something like a small screw driver or small nail cutter you can still lift the legs ...your just more likely to run the risk of snapping the legs.

You will find instruction online for the switch mod and its the legs it refers to in that guide...7

To finish the mod and use switches you wire the switch one side to the ground point and the other to the 5 volt point and what the switch does is flick the leg between getting power or being grounded.

If anything you do causes the snes not to work the most likely cause is you've caused the fuse to blow...so you might want to order a small pico fuse in case

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Post by bigcalwv » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:29 pm

Thanks, if I need help I'll be sure to ask :). Got a bunch of tutorial sites and whatnot for all this, so hopefully I won't, but if I do I know where to go lol.

Bought Voodoo Vince for the Xbox today, from CEX of course :P. It was on my list of "random 3D platforms I just found out about and would like to get", so I guess I was lucky. Seems like a fun game, where you play as Vince, a Voodoo doll (OMG THAT'S HOW THEY CAME UP WITH THE TITLE!!!), and to kill enemies you HURT YOURSELF. On paper it seems like a fantastic and unique idea, so I'm hoping it's at the very least fun. Since I'd never heard of it until recently I'll assume it isn't some highly praised classic or anything though haha.

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Post by kerr9000 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:33 pm

I found VV to be a pretty cool game. its not the missing holy grail or anything but I did really really enjoy it.

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Post by kerr9000 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:07 pm

Ratchet and Clank Size Matters for psp boxed no manual 1quid

Inazuma Eleven 2 Blizzard boxed complete with al pamphlets, manual etc 4quid

Always wanted to have a bash at the Inazuma games so I guess here is my chance

Also brought about 5 Official Playstation magazines back from the ps1 days for 10pence a magazine not something I plan on keeping but I think I will have a lot of fun flicking through them... Its cool to look at what was highly anticipated knowing if it turned out to be great or a turkey.

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Post by bigcalwv » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:10 pm

I kinda wish I'd kept some of my old magazines. Used to get one called Planet Playstation back in the day, and I had another that was a big cheat/guide magazine, with each issue specialising in certain games, with a cheats section at the back for all the other games too. It was the first magazine I bought a back issue of because I wanted the Twisted Metal 2 guide. I was already great at the game and had completed it many times, but mainly wanted to own it out of my love for the game lol. Then my cousin borrowed it and he didn't look after it :(. Probably got thrown out after that. Wish I could remember the name of the damn magazine so I could maybe try and track down a copy online lol.

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Post by Emperix » Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:16 pm

I recently bought Puyo Pop Fever for the Xbox. It was only a quid and you pretty much know what you're getting with Puyo Puyo, so I thought why not.
bigcalwv wrote:Thanks, if I need help I'll be sure to ask :). Got a bunch of tutorial sites and whatnot for all this, so hopefully I won't, but if I do I know where to go lol.

Bought Voodoo Vince for the Xbox today, from CEX of course :P. It was on my list of "random 3D platforms I just found out about and would like to get", so I guess I was lucky. Seems like a fun game, where you play as Vince, a Voodoo doll (OMG THAT'S HOW THEY CAME UP WITH THE TITLE!!!), and to kill enemies you HURT YOURSELF. On paper it seems like a fantastic and unique idea, so I'm hoping it's at the very least fun. Since I'd never heard of it until recently I'll assume it isn't some highly praised classic or anything though haha.
From what I remember, it's a fairly solid game. Played it for a lot longer than I was originally intending to (it was between that and Whiplash).

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Post by Pyramid Head » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:30 am

AV cables, because I have my N64 set up in my bedroom and would sooner have it somewhere else.

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Post by Lor64 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:54 pm

Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon.
Just the cart.

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Post by kerr9000 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:40 pm

Spent 7quid and got

Rugrats Treasure hunt for the n64.. boxed but with a large rip on the front, no manual

SpeedBall complete for the Master system
George Foremans boxing complete for the Master System
Wrestemania steel cage challenge for master system boxed but no manual.

They also gave me 2 mini nintendo add posters the kind you got in with gameboys, 2 gameboy consumer information leaflets, a game boy color manual and a Gameboy camera manual, because they thought I would like them.(I have a boxed color and not sure if it has its manual so if it doesnt ....it does now)

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Post by bigcalwv » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:06 am

Woo my copy of Dragon Ball Z Super Seiya Densetsu for the Super Famicom came today finally. Fook me it was the dirtiest cart I've ever seen lol. All cleaned up now though, shame I can't ACTUALLY play it yet :P. Not that I really plan on playing it anyway because I don't speak Japanese and I only got it so I could play the English translation rom without feeling as bad (plus I actually wanted to own it anyway lol).

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Post by Emperix » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:47 pm

Popped into my local scratched-disc merchant, i.e., CeX, and bought a handful of goodies:

Kuri Kuri Mix - £1 (PS2)
Quake III Revolution - 50p (PS2)
Time Crisis 3 - £1.50 (PS2)
Project Zero II Director's Cut - £7 (Xbox)

Not a bad haul for a tenner.

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Post by kerr9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:53 pm

Very well done on the Project zero 2

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Post by danbish » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:12 pm

I always wanted to give the Time Crisis series a go and it still makes me wonder why they were never released on Wii or WiiU for that matter. Are they any good or are the Resi lightgun games and HotD ones better?
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Post by bigcalwv » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:18 pm

Ordered a few games online this morning:

Dark Angel (Xbox)
Guitar Hero 3 (Wii)
Alias (Xbox)
Blade II (Xbox)
Midway Arcade Treasures (Xbox)
X Men Legends (Xbox)
X-Men Legends II (2): Rise Of Apocalypse (Xbox)
Blinx (Xbox)

£11 including P&P. Pretty pleased with getting the X-Men games for £1.50 each. Seen em go on ebay for £10 a lot of times when I've searched for em. Dark Angel, Alias and Blade 2 I mainly got because they were cheap as hell and I plan on making a video at some point looking into games based on TV shows and films :P. Midway Arcade Treasures has a handful of older games that either sound fun, or I've played in the past and are fun. Got the second arcade treasures already and it's pretty great. Looked at the third one but it didn't interest me much. Only ever had the GH games with my soft modded Wii, so now I'd like to actually own them. And most are cheap as hell now since I own a guitar already lol. And Blinx is one of the many games on my list of 3D platformers I'm always on the look out for. Had it down as being £2.50 from CEX on my last search, but it was only £2 this time so yey.

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Post by kerr9000 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:20 pm

Time crisis is quiet fun... if you have a ps3 there is a decent disc with a fair few bits on it

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Crisis-Raz ... B00433SQU6


most of those games you got are golden big.... but dark angel is a pig.. Blade 2 is a mixed bag. Midway the xmen games and blinx are more than worth the cash though, really enjoyed the living heck out of all of those

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