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On 08/05/2019 at 03:02, RastanSaga said:

Just purchased, Gradius.

 

This is interesting, because, out of my friends and my school friends at the time, I was the only one who could finish it. Let's see how I fare the best part of 30 years later!

 

I do believe that was the last time I played it too...

 

£5 Inc shipping from Japan, for a godly game and nice looking cart, what's not to like :)

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How does this hold up to r type? The only side scrolling shooter I put time into is type. I tried gradius and just didn't get it. Is it worth pursuing? Is the Famicom version the best version?

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Christ, just been on eBay to check out Famicom game prices, it's like circa 2001 snes game prices! Like when you could buy good games for less than a tenner each, sometimes less than a fiver

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48 minutes ago, bplus said:

Christ, just been on eBay to check out Famicom game prices, it's like circa 2001 snes game prices! Like when you could buy good games for less than a tenner each, sometimes less than a fiver

That's probably why I've got a small pile of Famicom cartridges in my collection, even though I have no relevant hardware to actually play them on. :lol: The cartridges look nice, though – there's a certain toyetic appeal in the case colours and label designs which goes back to a much more innocent era of gaming.

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1 hour ago, Colonel Panic said:

I have quite a few great games for the Famicom now. And the JPN version of Tetris which is truly AWFUL.

*Scoots off to Youtube quickly* Didn't know that Japanese Tetris was different to the NES one before. Blimey. So, that's three NES/Famicon Tetrises, with the Tengen one taken into account. (Or four, if you count Tetris Flash.)

 

Nice Famicom carts collection, BTW.

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Yeah almost all Famicom games are dirt cheap. You can buy them and Super Famicom games (cart only) in decent sized bundles on Yahoo Auctions Japan for a few quid.


Edit: Lovely collection there Colonel Panic.

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On 14/04/2021 at 14:15, bplus said:

How does this hold up to r type? The only side scrolling shooter I put time into is type. I tried gradius and just didn't get it. Is it worth pursuing? Is the Famicom version the best version?

 

Gradius is a great 8 bit conversion.. 

 

Last time I checked it was pretty much a £5 cart... Worth a try at this price... 

 

It's tough... Its all about powering up then memorising sections

 

Its definitely doable and fun. 

 

The music is iconic :)

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10 hours ago, RastanSaga said:

 

Gradius is a great 8 bit conversion.. 

 

Last time I checked it was pretty much a £5 cart... Worth a try at this price... 

 

It's tough... Its all about powering up then memorising sections

 

Its definitely doable and fun. 

 

The music is iconic :)

I've got a new everdrive, but these days I'd just stick it on retro arch :)

 

Is the arcade version better?

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6 hours ago, bplus said:

I've got a new everdrive, but these days I'd just stick it on retro arch :)

 

Is the arcade version better?

 

It's a great port but if you can play the arcade version.... That would be the best :)

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On 25/05/2021 at 19:42, Colonel Panic said:

I got Super Mario Bros 2 for the FDS today, so now I've got SMB 1, 2, 3 and USA for the Famicom. 

 

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Is SMB 2 for the Famicom the lost levels ? (Aware that the version we got was the wierd reskin of some other platformer)

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Totally random question. Does anyone know how much Famicom games cost in Japan back in the day? I had a nes, but games were prohibitively expensive. 40 quid was a huge sum. Always wondered if the Japanese and Americans got them cheaper.

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