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  1. acidbearboy

    SEGA AGES: OutRun

    Managed to finish Coconut Beach in under a minute. It’s all about nailing the last few corners before the fork in the road without braking or crashing. Just before the long left hander finishes, flick the steering full to the right in anticipation of the chicane and then quickly flick it back full left again. Most satisfying when you get it right. Now to learn all the others routes as well as I know coconut beach!
  2. Dong Plays very much like Pong, but with slightly different shaped ‘bats’.
  3. acidbearboy

    SEGA AGES: OutRun

    Are you using kph or mph?
  4. acidbearboy

    SEGA AGES: OutRun

    I did buy it on the 3DS too, but my eyes don’t really like the 3D effect. Plus gaming on the telly is always a preference for me.
  5. acidbearboy

    SEGA AGES: OutRun

    I bought this in the sale recently and I cannot stop playing it. I just wanted to start a thread to share the love and maybe some tips. I've played the game several times before without really 'getting' it, despite my love for Outrun 2. I have always loved the original music tracks though (Passing Breeze > Splash Wave > Magical Sound Shower) and so I was pleased to find that the extra tracks featured here are of a similar style and quality. Recently I have been going with the Driver's Megamix Vol.1 cassette tape, which is a slightly pumped up remix of the three original tracks. I also really like the main menu music - anybody know what it is? Is it on other SEGA AGES releases? I started out with the difficulty on its lowest setting and the timer at max. This allowed me to actually get to the end of the course most times. As I unlocked them, I also used the tune-up items for improved grip, higher top speed, faster crash recovery and better off road speed. But now I've got the hang of it and am getting more familiar with the different areas, I've knocked the difficulty back up to default and stopped using the upgrades so that I can post my scores on the rankings. This also means you get the classic red car! My current goal is to try and finish the starting area in under one minute. I'm slowly shaving off the milliseconds with my current best being 1:00.34. Also trying to perfect the start - can you avoid the wheelspin (is it even detrimental?). And then working out the perfect point at which to shift from Low to High gear (wheelspin again) and which corners require you to brake, or to switch back down to Low gear briefly. The in-game menu's are a bit vague, but there's some good info in the online manual (internet connection required). Game Version: Old/New - Old is the original Japanese release. New is the International release with a few updates and the areas/routes in a slightly different layout. Details can be found on Sega Retro. Game Mode: Special/Arcade - Special mode is the default mode which runs at 60 frames per second and includes the tune-up items and extra music tracks. Arcade mode is unlocked after clearing all 5 endings. It is a more faithful conversion, running at 30 frames per second and with no extras. Ranking: Each ending (A,B,C,D,E) has its own ranking for both Old and New variants (and also Special or Arcade mode too, I think). The difficulty must be at its default value but you can extend the timer. You cannot use the tune-up items or load a previous save state.
  6. acidbearboy

    The electronica thread

    https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/album/between-the-rings Some Ulrich Schnauss style tracks. Pay what you want.
  7. acidbearboy

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Do amazon not sell eshop credit? Got a gift card for my birthday and was hoping to buy some, but not seen any on there.
  8. Pout Run Pucker up for the ride of your life!
  9. acidbearboy

    Konami 50th Anniversary Collection

    A positive review from Destructoid. Save states confirmed. The e-book is 80 pages long. I will probably buy it, as I don't have easy access to any of the included games except Super Castlevania IV. https://www.destructoid.com/castlevania-anniversary-collection-is-a-retro-compilation-done-right-553914.phtml
  10. acidbearboy

    Konami 50th Anniversary Collection

    Are these straight ports of the original games, or has anything been tweaked such as new modes or save state functionality?
  11. acidbearboy

    Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

    Thank you!
  12. acidbearboy

    Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

    Never seen that happen before. Who are the judges?
  13. acidbearboy

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    I've not bought it yet. Trying not to buy too many games and not play them!
  14. acidbearboy

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    I vaguely remember playing it on holiday as a kid, but I don’t really have any nostalgia for the original. I had the 3ds port and never really saw the fuss compared to Outrun 2, which I love. Always found it too hard. But the extra options in this new Switch port really help change the game from a challenging old arcade game to an enjoyable drive with your girl, through beautiful scenery, in a Ferrari.
  15. acidbearboy

    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Double post.
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