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General Questions and Information Thread was More requests/B-Club, PSIV, and some game ID for now :/

#586 User is offline Scarred Sun 

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If someone could help me translate this a bit better, it'd be appreciated--I feel like I'm missing some of the nuance that's trying to be described here:

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セガとしては最初の『スペースインベーダー』タイプのスペースシューテイング。アップライト筺体專用で、操縦桿を使って操作する。自機の戦艦ヤマトは砲台が三門ついており、横に長い機体なのが大きな特徴。攻撃力は高いが、結果的に弾に当たりやすくなっている。 2面クリアーするとゲーム終了。出回りはきわめて少なかったと思われる。


The middle two sentences don't make a ton of sense to me (something about the battleship having three turrets and the attack power being high, but also easy to hit the bullets?) so help would be appreciated.

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Evening,



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A Mega Drive version of this delightful thing is pencilled in for Autumn 1993. I can verify that the SNES version exists, but there are no traces of the Mega Drive version online as far as I can see.


Was this ever a thing?


Incidentally our port of Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing isn't offering us any clues, because the ROMs don't mention it and we don't have manual scans. Mega Drive versions of the Footpedal totally existed.
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Somebody must have bought an issue of Sega Pro CD back in the day.

Is it exactly the same as a normal issue of Sega Pro, but with an extra cover? Or a different cover? I'm assuming Rlan's right on this but it's important if it turns out we need to separate magazine scans.

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Sega Freaks is a set of cards I suggested someone should hunt down. Nobody did.

http://buyee.jp/item...tion/u185586034

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Can I tempt you yet?

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 24 June 2018 - 06:25 AM, said:

Sega Freaks is a set of cards I suggested someone should hunt down. Nobody did.

http://buyee.jp/item...tion/u185586034

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Can I tempt you yet?


Dude I have literally have dozens of Sega Freaks packets I haven't opened up.

It's one of those things that'll get processed as it gets processed. :X

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Hooray! The Steam Summer Sale has god damned Sega items in it for their time limited game!

...fucking Christ.

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- Cheat codes

- Easter eggs

- Unused content


I want to start making sub-pages for these things on Sega Retro. With screenshots where applicable to prove these things actually work and/or are there.

On Sonic Retro we have "cheat codes" and "game secrets", which I'm not sure are the best of terms. I'm conscious that not all cheats are codes, and not all codes are cheats, and that "secrets" could apply to all three categories above.



This isn't full fat GameFAQs so there's not going to be anything about how to play the game normally or hints about what happens when you do (e.g. "finish x to unlock y").


So uh... what's the best name I can give these things, and should I be grouping two or more of these together?

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Maybe just have one "hidden content" page per game. Most games only have 1 or 2 cheat codes and easter eggs, so it doesn't warrant separate pages.

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Space Harrier II/Hidden content

bonk

Fun fact: "A + B + C + Start" doesn't bode well when your keyboard doesn't support N-key rollover.


I'm interested to know roughly how many cheats listed on GameFAQs actually work. I have a theory that a lot was copied from old gaming magazines in the 90s, and that writers back then weren't checking before going to print.

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Not sure if this is the area to post this, but speaking of hidden content...

I don't think anyone's documented the Silhouette Mirage trial disc that anyone familiar with the game has probably seen on eBay before.

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I found a download and was somewhat surprised to learn that the entire game is on the disc! Certainly not unheard of, but not common to find either. Even more interesting is all files on it are dated 7/16/97, while the final's files are dated 7/30/97. Possibly not much room for any huge differences between that time, but who knows.

Edit: They left in the debug mode! But sadly it appears trying to access anywhere else besides stage 2-1 just takes you back to the titlescreen.

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When the Treasure logo appears, hold X,B and Z and press Start. A new menu should appear, allowing you to select the game's difficulty level, start stage and more.


Anyone think they can figure out how to get into other levels?
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Silhouette Mirage Taikan CD-ROM Sousa Setsumei

That's the extent of our documentation on the thing.


A good chunk of Sega demos have pages on Sonic Retro, but there's still a big list that don't.

The hold-ups are a mixture of not knowing if the names are correct (often because we don't have scans), and in some cases, not being able to prove they exist. It's a job if you're interested :v:

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View PostShoemanbundy, on 03 July 2018 - 05:31 AM, said:

*snip*

Take a screenshot of the title screen with no filters for Sega Retro if you would, please.

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Anyone want to sift through this and see which items are Sega related?

I personally got three Sega related items from this year's Steam Summer Sale.
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This is an excellent exercise:

Virtua Fighter/Hidden content

GameFAQs has a couple of cheats for the arcade version of Virtua Fighter. I can't get them to work.


This means, unless there's an alternative code or I'm just doing it wrong, Dural is not playable in the original Virtua Fighter without hacking. Which means playing as her might have been a Saturn-exclusive thing for a while.


Now given that Virtua Fighter was the sole reason the Japanese were even investing in Saturns back in late 1994, that means the promise of Dural might have been a factor in early Saturn sales. So the console relied in part on a metal woman with a fish for a brain.


Also it means I can build the David Perry Collection™

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