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On 11/4/2016 at 10:14, Azure said:

I also always wanted a Wondermega, but it's really just because I love the design and want to enjoy the aesthetics.

 

This. 

 

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Those lights and the powered lid :wub: The mk2 with the infrared pads would still be ace to have but the mk1 for me is the ultimate Megadrive. I've already got a Asian MD with the purple bit on it, a Mega CD and a 32X, plus a Nomad so this and a Multi Mega are next on my wish list. Would I use them much? Probably not, but I dream of having them on the shelf in some sort of usable / display state alongside the other hardware.

 

Oh, and as for a piece of hardware which would definitely never get used but looks so cool...

 

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I've got a Wondermega RG-M2 (bought early 2000), it's ace, but I never really use it. Svideo out is a shame though, wireless pad is quite good too.

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This outrageous piece of shit! I've always been fascinated by how awful it looks to hold. It's absolutely gorgeous though, and so painfully 90s-looking. I've actually never even played on a Sega Saturn before, as I never knew anyone who owned one. I finally bought one about ten years ago on NTSC-UK, but the sale fell through. It was never meant to be.

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The original Saturn pad is great. The stiffer D-pad is better for games that require fine control and the heavier weight and feel contrasts nicely with that of the 'standard' ones.

 

I wish I had more of them.

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This is not only my favourite game of all-time (well, mostly), but I am also a PlayStation collector too.

 

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Not been able to get myself a copy yet, and it goes for £200+ on Ebay these days. One day, though. One day :)

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Actually I've got a couple more: a boxed Spectrum 128, and a C64 copy of Omega Tank, the tank programming/strategy game.

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On 04/11/2016 at 03:10, moora said:

I'd be interested in that 1531 - the one I had is broken and it would be fun (albeit painful) to try cassette gaming again! 

Drop me a PM, it's just taking up space in the office now :)

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Mine would probably be ideal versions of my two childhood machines, Spectrum and Amiga. 

The problem is there's no such thing. With the Speccy, you obviously want the aesthetics of the original 48k, but only having a 48k machine means you are stuck with multi-load and no music, on most of the later period releases. 

With the Amiga it's the other way round. You want the aesthetics of one of the later machines like the small form A600 or A1200, but you want the compatibility of the stock A500 model. I mean, the A500 was an amazing machine, but no one wants to have one set up under the TV in their living room any more.

 

This has been the thorn in my side during my quest for my own personal gaming holy grail, for a long time. I don't want to have a room full of old hardware gathering dust, and with my personal favourite systems, you need a couple of models of each of them to get the full experience. 

 

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12 minutes ago, Anne Summers said:

The problem is there's no such thing. With the Speccy, you obviously want the aesthetics of the original 48k, but only having a 48k machine means you are stuck with multi-load and no music, on most of the later period releases.

 

The original 128k looks like my ideal Speccy - Rick Dickinson design, but with all the 128k and AY goodness. I never even knew they existed back when I was a kid, I only knew the rubber key, the Spectrum+ and the later Amstrad-based models.

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2 hours ago, Anne Summers said:

Mine would probably be ideal versions of my two childhood machines, Spectrum and Amiga. 

The problem is there's no such thing. With the Speccy, you obviously want the aesthetics of the original 48k, but only having a 48k machine means you are stuck with multi-load and no music, on most of the later period releases. 

With the Amiga it's the other way round. You want the aesthetics of one of the later machines like the small form A600 or A1200, but you want the compatibility of the stock A500 model. I mean, the A500 was an amazing machine, but no one wants to have one set up under the TV in their living room any more.

 

This has been the thorn in my side during my quest for my own personal gaming holy grail, for a long time. I don't want to have a room full of old hardware gathering dust, and with my personal favourite systems, you need a couple of models of each of them to get the full experience. 

 

 

Although it seemed otherwise at the time, the A600 does have a really high compatibility rate with A500 games. If you're booting from Floppy then you can use relokick or Tude to downgrade it to a 1.3 Kickstart. If you get an A600HD, you can add a modern 2.5" HDD (or a Compact Flash one, but I never got that to work ;-) ) and stick hundreds of WHDLoad games. Technically all A600s can take an HD, but Commodore messed up and some can't actually support an HD... If not then you could replace the A600 floppy drive with a Gotek USB drive. 

 

The only issue I've had is with flight simulators that use the numerical keys (which are missing from the A600), but then to be honest most Amiga flight sims are painfully slow now!

 

The A600 is a great little machine, it's a pity that Commodore messed it up though. It was supposed to be the low cost model (original name was the A300), attempting to bring the C64 users to the Amiga, but they ended up adding in loads of expensive new technology to it (PCMCIA, HDD) making it more expensive than the A500...

 

The A1200 would probably be the better choice, but it's basically the same size as an A500...

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I'd love to have my old Atari 2600 and games collection back.  And my old 14" portable black & white TV to really recreate that 10yr old feeling! (the addition of a flimsy chipboard desk to play it on would complete it)

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On 07/11/2016 at 09:42, Camel said:

You'll hate me, but I got mine at a boot sale for a fiver.  

 

£2 quid about 12 years ago...Sold it on ebay for £60 a year later

 

Snatcher and Guardian Heroes too for a pittance but sold on as a was naive Uni student wanting cash

 

AAAAAAAAARRRRGGGHHH

 

Still guardian hero's is now on Xbox one for a couple of quid, same with castlevania. Convenience wins out now over owning the disks

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On ‎12‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 10:25, MatOfTheDead said:

hmm for me it would be a PAL English Copy Of Rule Of Rose without having to sell a kidney

I had that on pre-order on Play but cancelled it for no good reason. Grrrr.

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For pure nostalgia, I'd love a standup Spy Hunter machine, with volume turned up to 11, with a deep fat fryer cooking chips in old oil.

 

I could then close my eyes, hear the rousing edition of the Peter Gunn theme while breathing the heady aroma of greasy chips and be transported back to Pleasure Land in Arbroath in 1984 when life was still full of potential and all I cared about was getting a ZX Spectrum for Xmas or collecting Stinky Stickers (maybe Garbage Pail Kids, or was that in 1985?)....

 

And then I'd open my eyes and weep, for there was nothing else to conquer....

 

...Because I'd have to be a millionaire to justify to my wife buying a Spy Hunter machine.

 

 

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I would absolutely love to get into collecting arcade games, sadly money & space get in the way of that ambition.

 

Not sure if any of you guys watch Johns Arcade on YouTube but it sure makes me wish that arcade games were as cheap in the UK as they are in the US.

 

https://m.youtube.com/user/blkdog7?

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On 11/6/2016 at 23:27, Paulando said:

Sega-Saturn-Controller-Mk-I-NA-FL.jpg

 

This outrageous piece of shit! I've always been fascinated by how awful it looks to hold. It's absolutely gorgeous though, and so painfully 90s-looking. I've actually never even played on a Sega Saturn before, as I never knew anyone who owned one. I finally bought one about ten years ago on NTSC-UK, but the sale fell through. It was never meant to be.

i've got one of those kicking about somewhere.

as for my grails - a couple of them were already listed actually. I'd love one day to have an OutRun cab, likewise one for Atari Star Wars. Other than that I'd very much like a full PCB kit for both of dodonpachi DAIFUKKATSU Black Label, and Ketsui.

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Gameboy Light. It might not even be that good but i have always wanted one. A question for anyone that has one, does the screen blur with motion?

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Cannon Spike on the Dreamcast.  

 

I've been after this for a while (once played it at a friends house, but never had my own copy). Stupid money, which i might end up paying one day

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If I ever get my Mega Drive stuck with a Mega CD, 32X, that karaoke thing on it's side and the Modem on it's back, I shall pray to it each morning, as it may just soon become self aware and conquer.

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On 07/11/2016 at 09:42, Camel said:

You'll hate me, but I got mine at a boot sale for a fiver.  

 

Go mine from a boot cheaper :P

Pretty sure it's on one of the ( many ) pages of the car boot thread ;)

 

 

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On 04/12/2018 at 22:54, Mr Monday said:

I’d like a Divers Dreamcast 

 

 

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Doesn’t that only output the Dreamcast via s video? Or am I mixing it up with one of the TV’s with an inbuilt Super Famicom?

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