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#1
 Recently finished DE.JA (Super CD).

 What a great story.

 It also has a sequel, which unfortunately wasn't released on PC Engine.
#2
Quote from: NightWolve on 05/09/2024, 12:55 PMNews: Dracula X [PC Engine CD] gets a little review from James Rolfe / Angry Video Game Nerd this time (he laments not taking the opportunity in the past). So he's trying to decide if Super Castlevania IV [SNES] is still his all-time favorite though mostly against Symphony of the Night [PS1] by the end. Anyway, pretty good 25-minute retrospective of Castlevania legacy.
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On the other hand, the opening vampire skit REALLY sucks... I wanted some kind of joke out of this like "AVGN 2024 version updated for modern audiences..." It validates typical trends that everything sucks nowadays (mediocrity is the default), haha. Funny enough, I didn't realize the obvious vampire/sucks pun in my first post draft, had to edit it in, *I* suck!
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I personally prefer both Dracula X (PC-Engine), and Vampire Killer (Megadrive) over Super Castlevania IV.

 Not that I dislike Super Castlevania IV ; but I am often surprised at how highly people rank it compared to other games in the series.
#3
Off-Topic / Re: Random Pictures Thread
05/06/2024, 09:14 AM
Quote from: NightWolve on 05/05/2024, 01:02 PMI-Love-Japan.jpg
Hahahahaha!!! Does this remind you of anyone ??
It does look somewhat like someone who has a retro gaming channel on Youtube. I hope the ressemblance wasn't intentional.

#4
General Gaming / Re: VG Box Art Dejavus
05/02/2024, 10:03 PM
That's interesting, I had never made the connection between Bloody Wolf and Commando before.

But it makes sense that the people at Data East would have loved a movie such as Commando.
#5
Currently playing Ane-San, definitely one of my favourites.

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#6
Quote from: NightWolve on 05/02/2024, 02:36 PMHi Ben, wow, you go way back to the early years of PCEFX in 2006! I thought you were a new registration for a minute there. Welcome back then, yeah, this is a rebooted PCEFX forum with some upgrades here and there. Thousands of images that were watermarked or lost are now recovered /cached /protected which has been my primary focus hence why the theme is still ugly/unfinished. Images are lost every other month until action is taken so that's more important.

Alright, so @Keith Courage (Chris Computers) from Indiana is active and recently visited. Just PM him or reach him with the Facebook link like I do. You literally just missed him when I asked for tech help for @elartur77's problem, he's you're best bet!

The others I know are retired and the rest are in Canada (Jodi Whetham @ Turbo Reproductions) so shipping costs are higher.
Thanks so much for the advice. I will try contacting Keith Courage if I don't come right in the next day or so.

Yes, I was a member back in the early days, and used to spend a lot of time on the site.

Great to hear from you NightWolve, and good to be back.
#7
Hello everyone,


I haven't been on the forums for quite a long time.

One of my Turbo Duo's has a faulty CD drive which I am so far struggling to fix.

Are there any reliable people on the forums that offer a repair service ?

If I don't come right, I am thinking of taking the console with me on a trip to the US and sending it in for repairs, assuming such a service is available (I am based in South Africa).

Any information in this regard would be appreciated.
#8
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/21/2016, 12:36 PM
Village
#9
General Gaming / Re: Inferno for MSX2
10/10/2016, 08:19 AM
Looks wonderful, I will definitely place an order when it comes out.
#10
Not to worry, I find it quite difficult as well. I think I have only made it to the third level. Which version are you playing by the way? I have the Sega Saturn version.
#11
I am thankful for Bonking.
#12
C'est sans doute vrai mais j'espère que tu trouveras malgré tout des membres avec qui organiser un événement. Il doit y en avoir quelques-uns tout de même.

 La Turbografx était-elle populaire au Québec à l'époque de sa commercialistion, ou est-ce vraiment une console qui n'est connue que par quelques amateurs passionnés comme nous?
#13
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
11/25/2014, 09:04 AM
Brinjal
#14
Je parle français mais j'habite en Afrique du Sud. Sinon, j'aurais bien aimé participer. Belle initiative!
#15
Who is this Kim?
#16
Gekisha Boy, if it hasn't been mentioned yet.
#17
Blast Wind is a lot cheaper though. It is in a similar price range to a lot of other Saturn shooters. Not a bad game but I prefer Hyper Duel.
#18
I have it and like it a lot, but it is indeed very expensive. Still, with the Yen having lost a lot of value you should be able to get it for somewhat less than 300$ now.
#19
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
11/16/2014, 05:16 AM
Warhol
#20
Is it still possible to purchase one of these and if so, do I qualify?
#21
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/01/2014, 04:05 PM
Cuore e batticuore
#22
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
08/01/2014, 08:30 PM
Prince
#23
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
11/27/2013, 07:36 PM
Buggles
#24
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
11/03/2013, 12:35 PM
Gerbils
#25
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
11/03/2013, 12:01 PM
Pet shop
#26
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
11/03/2013, 10:17 AM
Salad
#27
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/26/2013, 02:33 PM
Fungus
#28
What I have never understood is why it is called Altered Beast, seeing as it is the man who gets altered and not the other way around. Or at least that would seem to be the case.

It should have been called Altered Geek.
#29
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/17/2013, 11:37 AM
Sensor
#30
Interesting. I hadn't actually noticed that.
#31
Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: FS: Game Stuffs
10/16/2013, 08:28 PM
Is the PAL Turbografx still available? Where would you be posting from?
#32
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/16/2013, 07:03 PM
Funeral
#33
I am looking for the following Amstrad GX4000 games (boxed and complete):


-Barbarian II
-Copter 271
-Dick Tracy
-Mystical
-Operation Thunderbolt
-Plotting
-Chase HQII Special Criminal Investigation (if it actually really exists)


I have plenty of doubles of PC-Engine and Turbografx games I can trade. Or games from other systems as well (PAL and JPN Megadrive games, Master System/MarkIII games, SG1000 games, games for all the Atari consoles, 3DO games, FM Towns Marty games etc.).


So if any of you has some spare GX4000 games gathering dust somewhere let me know.
#34
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/16/2013, 04:27 AM
Firearm
#35
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/15/2013, 02:28 PM
Cereal
#36
Some of my favourite games from the West:

-Phantasy Star
-Golden Axe Warrior
-Astérix
-Astérix and the Secret Mission
-Wonder Boy series (I-II-III-IV)
-Alex Kidd in Miracle World
-Master of Darkness
-Spellcaster
-R-Type
-Bubble Bobble
-Castle of Illusion
-Land of Illusion
-Deep Duck Trouble
-Golvellius
-Kenseiden
-Ninja Gaiden
-Power Strike II
-Psycho Fox
-Road Rash
-Shinobi
-Star Wars
-Zillion
-Penguin Land
-Renegade

Most of the light-gun games are fun as well, Laser Ghost - Assault City - Missile Defence 3D (you need the 3D glasses for this one) to name a few.


For Japan-only games, it feels a bit more subjective, but my favourites:


-Megumi Rescue
-Rygar
-Solomon's Key
-Enduro Racer (has twice as many levels as the Western version)
-Tensai Bakabon
#37
By the East do you mean Japan?
#38
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/15/2013, 11:52 AM
Mullet
#39
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/15/2013, 11:09 AM
Nunchaku
#40
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/15/2013, 08:49 AM
La Madonna
#41
General Gaming / Re: Never Played NES
10/14/2013, 10:09 PM
I am living in Japan but I am from South Africa and have most of my games collection with me here.

I use multi-region CRT televisions for playing my games so I am not stuck with NTSC-J at all.

Most French consoles (technically SECAM) came with a Peritel cable and some output RGB directly (Atari 7800 and Sega Master System for example). The difference in quality is huge when compared with the RF output of the consoles which were sold elsewhere. In this case, it is not simply a question of switching the cable as the consoles sold elsewhere do not output RGB despite being from the same region (ex. UK Atari 7800 and UK Sega Master System). This is why I tend to only use French consoles for playing those systems. Of course the more modern the console, the easier it is to get around this.


But if the NES only outputs AV, then as you say, it makes no difference. My question was more in relation to the games themselves and in which region they would be cheaper to acquire.
#42
General Gaming / Re: Never Played NES
10/14/2013, 08:58 PM
I play a lot of my consoles in PAL format and being from South Africa I have a large PAL collection. Having said that, I don't even have a PAL Turbografx. It really depends on the console, for some like the Megadrive I have a lot of both.

One of the huge advantages of many PAL consoles, for me anyhow, is the Peritel/Scart connection which means getting the best possible picture without having to do any modifications.

As far as the NES is concerned, I don't really know which is why I was asking.
#43
General Gaming / Re: Never Played NES
10/14/2013, 08:23 PM
I have also never had a NES. In fact I don't think the NES was ever released in South Africa where I grew up. I can remember a rich friend had one as his father had managed to import one somehow and I did play it a few times when I visited his house.

Is it generally cheaper to collect PAL titles or NTSC titles? And which version of the hardware should one get?
#44
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/14/2013, 08:10 PM
Kato-Chan & Ken-Chan
#45
Off-Topic / Re: Word association thread
10/14/2013, 02:58 PM
Steam Hearts
#46
There would be no point in making bootlegs of Spriggan or Gate of Thunder. They are readily available and cheapish here in Japan.

With regards to Sapphire, Punkic Cyborg is correct, you will most likely need to spend hundreds if you want a real one.
#47
I am sorry to hear that.


An excellent game. I also like the fact that it has a 2-player mode.
#48
Ai Cho Aniki's bosses are unforgettable.

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#49
David Goldman