- Member: Members
- Active Posts:
- 1333 (0.49 per day)
- Most Active In:
- General Sonic Discussion (107 posts)
- 11-December 05
- Profile Views:
- Last Active:
- Today, 05:32 PM
- Member Title:
- 24 years old
- September 13, 1988
- Toledo, OH
- You. :)
- National Flag:
- Wiki edits:
Topics I've Started
09 January 2013 - 10:33 AMI just filed taxes and I'm getting a measly $1100 back, but its enough to buy what a I want, a new HDTV. My friend has one and it has a handful of problems, the biggest one being a very noticable lag for platformers, especially Sonic and Mario. Those games happen to be a very big part of my gaming life, especially Sonic Generations, a game that came out the year his TV was manufactured. There is at least a 1 second delay with the controls. He has a 42" Vizio 120hz with a bunch of useless internet apps. I've done my research, but I can't seem to get a clear answer, what exactly do I have to avoid to get a TV without this atrocious lag? Is it the 120hz? Should I invest in 60hz instead?
If you have a decently priced TV that works with older platformers as well as Sonic Generations and/or NSMB, please post your make and specs. I really don't want to buy an expensive TV just for it to be absolutely worthless with video games.
06 July 2012 - 08:43 PMOne thing I have always wanted to get my hands on is a GBA flashcart. I searched everywhere on Google and can't seem to find a reliable seller, nor am I sure which flashcart is the best to suit my needs. I found this, but I'd prefer to buy a flashcart from a non shady website that accepts Paypal. My last resort is to ask Retro, because I know a lot of you are familiar with Wii and DS homebrew.
I just need something that I can put my GBA Pokemon ROM on (I own legit cartridges for all 5 versions), play on my Gameboy SP or DS Lite, and dump my saved file on my PC so I can hack it. Gamesharks for GBA have become way overpriced and I'd prefer not to put in cheats anyway, so any suggestions?
21 October 2010 - 08:38 AMWhen I was a kid my mom dated this hippy dude named Gordy. He told a tale about a game that mocked the early 90's rapper stereotype, and explained to me the concept of walking around, collecting presents, and using them whether they were good or bad. You didn't know, because until you unwrapped it, you didn't know what you were going to get.
My mom bought my brother and I both games when we were growing up. We got them at the same time, so I never particularly favored one over the other, I liked them both. The games just seemed way too long for a 12 year old's attention span though, I look at them as only games that hardcore gamers would ever beat. I'll explain my opinion on both of them:
Toe Jam & Earl:
I really thought this game had a unique concept. Overhead view, pick up random presents, run away from monsters (or kill them if you're lucky!) and collect pieces of ship. People tell me when you select "random world" the game can end as soon as you collect all 10 pieces of the ship, whether it be level 15 or level 25, but I swear all the times I beat this game it always ended at level 25, random or not. Is it just a coincidence?
If you know how to play this game, it's pretty easy. Any newcomer will have to go through a trial and error basis and probably get multiple gameovers before they succeed. There is one present in particular that dictates how well you'll do, and you can only identify it one way. The randomizer present will make or break you. If you can manage to have that identified by the carrot dude, your chances of losing are pretty slim. You can open a Total Bummer present and still win. As long as you steer clear of Randomizer, you'll be good. My personal favorite present is the Icarus Wings, you can escape pretty much any enemy with them, and you can even fly through the pits.
One super fucking annoying enemy is the post office box. Oh god, if you happen to come across that thing, say goodbye if you don't have any decent presents. When I see him coming towards me, I just suicide jump off the level. I have seen that shithead drain my life in seconds because there's no recovery time after you get hit; he just keeps raping you into oblivion. Another enemy that really pissed me off was the Ice Cream Truck. You know you're in trouble when you hear that obnoxious HONK HONK sound....
I beat the game with Toe Jam, because he seemed like the more logical choice. Earl has more bulk, but he's also considerably slow, not being able to escape most enemies. He's probably hard mode.
Toe Jam & Earl 2: Panic on Funkotron:
One thing I could never understand is all the negative repetition this game gained. It's almost as bad as SOR3's repetition...and I always asked myself why? Well, after playing through the game for the first time a few minutes ago, I have come to the conclusion that the game is way too fucking long. I wrote down passwords, I collected all of Lamont's stuff, I explored everything and it took me way longer than any other Genesis game I've played, except for the games that actually...you know, SAVE. Besides that, I don't have much else to complain about, except how boring it was towards the end. I always enjoyed the company of Earl's friends like Sharla, Ottis, Chester/Lester, etc. and I always followed their directions. The levels were pretty well designed except for the water mazes (hate those) and the graphics are beautiful.
The earthlings I really hate are the flying duck (whatever that thing is?), and of course, that douchebag in the box. God, do I hate him. The photographers can sod off, too.
I beat this game as Earl, just to do something different from the first game.
My overall favorite?
Ten years ago I would have said the second game, but after playing through both of them recently, I'd say definitely the first one. The second one is dragged out, boring, and I doubt I'll ever try to beat it again. I still like it, just not as much anymore.
Has anyone here played TJ&E for the XBox? I don't own an Xbox or I'd definitely give it a try. I've read mixed reviews on the game, but I'm wondering if Retro ever played it?
16 February 2010 - 08:04 AMI entered the 3rd Generation of Pokemon on Easter Sunday of 2003. After finding my easter basket I got Pokemon Ruby Version! I played the shit out of that game. Sometime in 2004 however, I started receiving this odd message. "The internal battery has run dry. The game can be played, however clock-based events will no longer occur." I didn't really understand what that meant; I didn't know the games even had internal batteries. I googled for answered and all I got was information on "the berry glitch." After getting FireRed and LeafGreen for my birthday in 2004, I decided to try to patch my Ruby Version. I did EVERYTHING correctly and got an error message "the berry program could not be updated." Dammit.
I tried again in 2005 with Emerald Version; same message. I'm still pretty pissed that my game is defective. I'm even more surprised that there's an error message programmed in the game for this too. How could this happen? Was it because I jumped in a creek with my Gameboy in my pocket and my GBA and Ruby Version got soaked with creek water?
Now, in 2010, I'm going to try to fix this problem. Has anyone changed the internal battery in RSE before? I've changed plenty of internal batteries for Generation I and II games, but never a Generation III game. What I'm really afraid of is losing my saved data. But if the battery is dead like the game says it is...that wouldn't happen right?
What's the "03-01" stamped on the battery mean?
Right now I'm transfering all my important Pokemon to LeafGreen, should anything happen to my saved data after I change the battery, I'll still have my favorite Pokemon.
28 November 2009 - 09:07 AMI didn't even know this game existed until the internet told me a few years ago. When I originally played it on an emulator, I thought it was hard as fuck. I died like 3 times in the first stage. D= A friend of mine convinced me the game was awesome and it was worth playing, so I decided to buy it. ...However, it goes for $30+ on eBay and I don't pay that much for ANY Sega Genesis game. I ended up having my friend trade it to me, for a few Pokemon cards.
Anyway, about the game. It's fucking awesome. Way better than its predecessors, especially Streets of Rage 2 (SOR2 had the worst gameplay of the three, and yes, I know you people disagree for some reason). Although I'd love to see Blaze return in her red dress, silver suits her fine. Poor Axel, his new clothes are ugly though. Skate also looks better in the US version.
Pros (compared to BK3 and its predecessors):
-The gameplay was altered so now it's not a piece of cake anymore.
-You can attack while holding a weapon. Oh my god, Streets of Rage 2 was so annoying because of that.
-Skate, my favorite character, returned from the previous game.
-The music was pretty cool. Some of my favorite tracks are Crazy Train (fight w/Jet), Shinobi Reverse (fight w/Yamato), and Dance Club.
-The bosses were cool as hell. My favorite boss is Yamato, even though he gets like nine lives.
-The official art was improved from the previous game (which had hideous artwork.)
-The gameplay in this game is unfair sometimes. If one of the yellow punks slides into you, he takes off like 1/8 of your HP. :\
-Mona and Lisa returned and they're still cunts.
-Adam didn't make a reappearance and Skate still sucks.
-Yamato gets 9 lives. What the fuck! At least he's a pussy though.
-The perfect ending is really hard to get. Beating Robot Y is easy; it's just that you have to kill him five times in three minutes.
-It was censored, but the stuff they censored isn't really much to bitch about.
Now, about Bare Knuckle 3. I actually own a cartridge of BK3, and it's really easy. Too easy. The thing I hate most about this game is you get assraped everytime you use a special move without the bar charging up.
Who else loves SOR3?