Home | Forums | Gallery | Twitter
 
CPFC BBS  

Go Back   CPFC BBS » Off Topic » Computers, Gaming and Mobile Forum

Notices

Computers, Gaming and Mobile Forum All things computer, internet, mobile, tablet and video game related.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-12-2021, 09:24 AM
The12thman's Avatar
The12thman The12thman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Sussex
Age: 38
Posts: 959
Rep Power: 4097017
The12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for you
Retro Gaming:

Just wondered if anyone plays retro games or has any favourites?

I’m still playing the Xbox 360 which is almost retro now but aside from that I picked up a handheld console that emulates lots of retro consoles and recently played the old green screen gameboy games super Mario land, super Mario 6 golden coins, adventure island and I’m on the original final fantasy. All great fun.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-12-2021, 09:29 AM
Tomo's Avatar
Tomo Tomo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: South Croydon
Age: 34
Posts: 26,936
Rep Power: 21474854
Tomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is hereTomo Sam the man is here
I got the mini snes a few years back and regularly fire it up for a play. Some great games.
__________________
Putting the sensual in non-consensual
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-12-2021, 10:22 AM
Maidstoned Eagle's Avatar
Maidstoned Eagle Maidstoned Eagle is offline
Old School BBS
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Hiding behind Biggus.
Age: 56
Posts: 115,535
Rep Power: 21474859
Maidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is hereMaidstoned Eagle Sam the man is here
I.play Monopoly now and then.
__________________
If you don't like the BBS moderators policy on racist and bigoted posters, please remember that other sites are available.

The BBS - Where Brighton Neggers have imaginary lawyers.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Skid Row's Avatar
Skid Row Skid Row is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Melbourne
Age: 49
Posts: 5,400
Rep Power: 4700300
Skid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietSkid Row came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy diet
I bought an Atari a few years ago, the one that comes with quite a few games on it. Only really bought it for H.E.R.O. Hardly play it.

I also have a C64 and Amiga 500 emulator. Wish I had of kept the originals.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-12-2021, 10:30 AM
Bipe Bipe is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lincs
Posts: 4,695
Rep Power: 21474851
Bipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is hereBipe Sam the man is here
We got the ZX Spectrum gaming box a few Christmases back... hundreds of the original games including Jet Set Willy and whatnot. The crapness of it blew the kids' minds.

Unfortunately the package did not include Daley Thompson's Decathlon which was always my favourite.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-12-2021, 12:00 PM
Kipungu's Avatar
Kipungu Kipungu is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,651
Rep Power: 21474849
Kipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is hereKipungu Sam the man is here
Loads of options on Nintendo Switch. I think I'm having less patience for retro games though. So many good modern offerings.

Can't ever go wrong with the Final Fantasy series. Not as good as they used to be though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-12-2021, 12:54 PM
TopKnot's Avatar
TopKnot TopKnot is offline
STFU Donny
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Khe San, Lan Doc, Hill 364
Posts: 8,307
Rep Power: 21474857
TopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is here
Don’t do it. The games will never be as good as your memories, especially stuff from the 80s like Speccy stuff. Just watch videos, read the old magazines etc and don’t waste your time/money trying to play them!
__________________
Jar Jar Binks makes the Ewoks look like f***ing Shaft
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-12-2021, 12:55 PM
Joe85's Avatar
Joe85 Joe85 is offline
Once More Into The Fray
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Republic of Britain & Northern Ireland
Posts: 16,444
Rep Power: 21474844
Joe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is hereJoe85 Sam the man is here
Metal Gear Solid still holds up well.
__________________
A truce... Bruce

Breathin deep, breathin easy...

Didn’t vote for a Brexit.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-12-2021, 01:31 PM
The12thman's Avatar
The12thman The12thman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Sussex
Age: 38
Posts: 959
Rep Power: 4097017
The12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for you
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomo View Post
I got the mini snes a few years back and regularly fire it up for a play. Some great games.
Street Fighter, Super Mario World, Zelda, Donkey Kong Country and Zombies Ate My Neighbours were all great.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-12-2021, 04:49 PM
dweedman's Avatar
dweedman dweedman is offline
Lt. Columbo's no. 1 fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Fort Neef
Posts: 2,734
Rep Power: 17219072
dweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdweedman came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy diet
With few exceptions I really don't play anything other than PS1 and PS2 games these days.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-12-2021, 05:14 PM
CP-RJW's Avatar
CP-RJW CP-RJW is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: London
Age: 21
Posts: 21,910
Rep Power: 21474843
CP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is here
I’m playing the Castelvania collection at the moment, which is games from the Nes, SNES, gameboy and mega drive. Great franchise, lots of these games are timeless. Though nothing yet which matches the quality of Portrait of Ruin on the DS.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-12-2021, 05:20 PM
averity's Avatar
averity averity is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: sheffield
Age: 36
Posts: 5,466
Rep Power: 15605481
averity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietaverity came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy diet
Bubble bobble, twisted metal, bust and move, paperboy, super smash tv!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-12-2021, 05:26 PM
greybot's Avatar
greybot greybot is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North Herts
Age: 39
Posts: 13,132
Rep Power: 21474856
greybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is here
Quote:
Originally Posted by TopKnot View Post
Don’t do it. The games will never be as good as your memories, especially stuff from the 80s like Speccy stuff. Just watch videos, read the old magazines etc and don’t waste your time/money trying to play them!
Disagree with this.

Medal of honour still one of the best war games for me and Modern Warfare best of the call of duty franchise.


Super mario kart multiplayer on the snes is just as fun as Rocket League or any modern arcade racing game.

I'm a big fan of older F1 racing games and enjoy playing Grand Prix 4 which was made in 2002 over any of the modern day codemaster F1 games. The AI of the cars you race is just so much better than anything done in the last 20 years.

Gameplay over modern day graphics for me.
__________________
Please if you can donate to this, give back some of the joy you have had watching the 'A Palace Minute' series from BUBBS11.

https://www.gofundme.com/supporting-katerina
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-12-2021, 05:28 PM
CP-RJW's Avatar
CP-RJW CP-RJW is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: London
Age: 21
Posts: 21,910
Rep Power: 21474843
CP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is here
Super Smash Bros Melee is an example of timeless gameplay which hasn’t been matched since by more powerful, high budget sequels. 20 years since it was released, and the community is still huge.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-12-2021, 05:45 PM
greybot's Avatar
greybot greybot is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North Herts
Age: 39
Posts: 13,132
Rep Power: 21474856
greybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is here
Can find a fair few communities that still play classics. I was playing Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 up until recently because it's still so much fun and a community made their own server for it once PS3 shut theirs down.
__________________
Please if you can donate to this, give back some of the joy you have had watching the 'A Palace Minute' series from BUBBS11.

https://www.gofundme.com/supporting-katerina
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-12-2021, 05:47 PM
CP-RJW's Avatar
CP-RJW CP-RJW is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: London
Age: 21
Posts: 21,910
Rep Power: 21474843
CP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is hereCP-RJW Sam the man is here
Quote:
Originally Posted by greybot View Post
Can find a fair few communities that still play classics. I was playing Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 up until recently because it's still so much fun and a community made their own server for it once PS3 shut theirs down.
Really showing my age here, but the exact same happened for the fourth generation of Pokemon games, which came out in 2006. Extra impressive on a console as limited as the DS.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-12-2021, 06:32 PM
TopKnot's Avatar
TopKnot TopKnot is offline
STFU Donny
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Khe San, Lan Doc, Hill 364
Posts: 8,307
Rep Power: 21474857
TopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is hereTopKnot Sam the man is here
Quote:
Originally Posted by greybot View Post
Disagree with this.

Medal of honour still one of the best war games for me and Modern Warfare best of the call of duty franchise.


Super mario kart multiplayer on the snes is just as fun as Rocket League or any modern arcade racing game.

I'm a big fan of older F1 racing games and enjoy playing Grand Prix 4 which was made in 2002 over any of the modern day codemaster F1 games. The AI of the cars you race is just so much better than anything done in the last 20 years.

Gameplay over modern day graphics for me.
I meant the really old games, to me PS3 era games are older games as opposed to retro. The 16-bit era had a few games that still bear up today, but for 8-bit and earlier (NES, Spectrum etc), if you can play any of those games for more than 10 mins then you’re a better man than I am…

Things like Manic Miner were classics of their time but try playing it now…jeeeeeez it is hard work.
__________________
Jar Jar Binks makes the Ewoks look like f***ing Shaft
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-12-2021, 10:23 PM
disco mixx kidd's Avatar
disco mixx kidd disco mixx kidd is offline
its true we're red'n'blue
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: dancing to the drummers beat
Posts: 18,155
Rep Power: 5850897
disco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy dietdisco mixx kidd came here looking for the peace and quiet; the healthy air and the healthy diet
I'm getting well into my retro games
Rose tinted specs etc but they so much fun , and quick pick up n play
The fact u can download for free & play within minutes is big plus to
Getting right into shoot em ups (shmups) from the arcades, missed most of em first time round
Ton of fun
And arcade racers to, ridge racer , flat out, outrun 2 etc , can play there games allday, wipeout wow just put on Spotify in background for all the classic tracks , GTA to as new releases missing some classics!
__________________
Size ..... of an elephant!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-12-2021, 04:17 PM
greybot's Avatar
greybot greybot is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North Herts
Age: 39
Posts: 13,132
Rep Power: 21474856
greybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is heregreybot Sam the man is here
Quote:
Originally Posted by TopKnot View Post
I meant the really old games, to me PS3 era games are older games as opposed to retro. The 16-bit era had a few games that still bear up today, but for 8-bit and earlier (NES, Spectrum etc), if you can play any of those games for more than 10 mins then you’re a better man than I am…

Things like Manic Miner were classics of their time but try playing it now…jeeeeeez it is hard work.
That's fair. PS3 probably still not old enough to be considered proper retro. I'd struggle with 8-bit too. Did complete Sonic 1 and 2 on the mega drive last year during lockdown and found it as fun as when I was a kid. Aladdin good fun too.

I have an Xbox 360 just for Oblivion. Still love that game.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The12thman View Post
Just wondered if anyone plays retro games or has any favourites?

I’m still playing the Xbox 360 which is almost retro now but aside from that I picked up a handheld console that emulates lots of retro consoles and recently played the old green screen gameboy games super Mario land, super Mario 6 golden coins, adventure island and I’m on the original final fantasy. All great fun.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is a classic. Could never complete the last level when you enter Warios castle as a kid. Still very tricky as an adult.
__________________
Please if you can donate to this, give back some of the joy you have had watching the 'A Palace Minute' series from BUBBS11.

https://www.gofundme.com/supporting-katerina

Last edited by greybot; 06-12-2021 at 04:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-12-2021, 08:39 PM
The12thman's Avatar
The12thman The12thman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Sussex
Age: 38
Posts: 959
Rep Power: 4097017
The12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for youThe12thman is just too good for you
Quote:
Originally Posted by CP-RJW View Post
I’m playing the Castelvania collection at the moment, which is games from the Nes, SNES, gameboy and mega drive. Great franchise, lots of these games are timeless. Though nothing yet which matches the quality of Portrait of Ruin on the DS.
I’ve never played any of the series but will have a look at some point as lots are highly rated.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.