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Scary Pokemon Stories - Pokemon Black

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I’m what you could call a collector of bootleg Pokémon games. Pokémon Diamond & Jade, Chaos Black, etc. It’s amazing the frequency with which you can find them at pawnshops, Goodwill, flea markets, and such.

They’re generally fun; even if they are unplayable (which they often are), the mistranslations and poor quality make them unintentionally humorous.

I’ve been able to find most of the ones that I’ve played online, but there’s one that I haven’t seen any mention of. I bought it at a flea market about five years ago.

Here’s a picture of the cartridge, in case anyone recognizes it. Unfortunately, when I moved two years ago, I lost the game, so I can’t provide you with screencaps. Sorry.

The game started with the familiar Nidorino and Gengar intro of Red and Blue version. However, the “press start” screen had been altered. Red was there, but the Pokémon did not cycle through. It also said “Black Version” under the Pokémon logo.

Upon selecting “New Game”, the game started the Professor Oak speech, and it quickly became evident that the game was essentially Pokémon Red Version.
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The state of retro gaming.

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Dragon Quest/Warrior thread

What game are you playing? Are you enjoying it?

As for me I've been playing through the whole series again in anticipation for 11 to come out next year In the states. About halfway through DQ5 and loving it as usual. Though this time I've decided to spice up my playthrough a little bit by abusing the casino and getting the Gringham whip and Two metal king swords for my hero and slime knight. Suffice it to say I've pretty much broke the game and all encounters end swiftly and safety. Normally I try not to cheat or abuse the Casino in DQ games because I think it makes the game boring but I decided to try it at least once. Luckily I've already played through 5 multiple times so it's not like the experience was ruined or anything.

Looking forward to starting up 6 soon. I've only played through it once and while I enjoyed it, the game didn't capture me in the same way 4&5 did. I was expecting something more story driven but it's clear 6 is far more focused on gameplay, however this time I plan to play the game with a completely open mind and enjoy it for what it has to offer, I do remember the vocation system being a lot of fun to use.
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Anyone else here think Metroid II is really underrated? It's basically considered the black sheep of the Metroid series and now that there was an impressive fan remake (and an official remake coming next month), I see a lot of people say it's not worth playing at all now. I disagree though, and I think it has a certain charm and oppressive atmosphere that neither remake seems to have captured.
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ITT: historical revisionism

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post things that people who were born after the fact say

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Glitchy Red

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About a month ago, I bought a second Pokémon Red cartridge off eBay so I could start a new game and screw around without messing up my save file. As soon as I compared it to my old one, I knew it was either a bootleg or produced somewhere else. You can see in the picture how the sticker doesn't fit the front of the cartridge, and the red plastic is cheap and almost see-through (if you look close, you can see the internal battery on the second, while the first can't be seen through at all). When I started it up, it only had one option - New Game, and unlike the well-loved cartridge I'd been using, it didn't have any wear marks from being inserted into the GBC or anything indicating it'd been used.

Well, what the hell, I figured. I'd poured plenty of money into the franchise and one bootlegged game wasn't going to kill me. I popped it into my GBC and started playing.

A couple of weeks ago, I lost my GBC for a while, so I had to play it on my SP. No huge deal, I thought.

When I started the game up, oddly enough, the backlit screen of my SP went out, like I was playing on an old Game Boy Advance or a Color. I thought that was pretty weird, considering the lower setting of my SP's screen was brighter than the "high" setting on all my friends' SPs, as I took good care of it, and it was unlikely that the backlight would be going anytime soon. But as soon as I switched to playing Sapphire, the screen lit back up. I'd played my other Red on this SP plenty, and it'd never dimmed for an old Game Boy game, so I just attributed it to the game itself being poorly made (which makes no fucking sense, I know).
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So my speaker isn't working on my gameboy and I've found out it has to do with the headphone jack. Bottom line, I need a replacement jack but I can't find one. Does anyone know where I can buy one? Is it just easier to buy a "for parts" gameboy?
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Is a Capcom-developed Zelda actually one of the best ever made?

>pushed the limits of hardware it was designed for, better than some early SNES/Genesis titles
>perfect art direction
>some of the best music and sound design of the 2D games
>decent story with good characters
>large, well-crafted world filled with secrets and cool places to explore
>great enemy variety
>smartly designed puzzles, rarely challenging but never frustrating or counter-intuitive
>awesome items, especially the slingshot
>the seasons mechanic is the most innovative thing the series has ever done
>decent combat with good bosses
>tons of tangible rewards to find and not just useless rupees, everything from 60+ rings to regular items and upgrades
>the rings actually add depth to the gameplay and are one of the few things ever added to a traditional Zelda game that let you augment your play style akin to an actual RPG
>cool features like being able to grow trees and harvest seeds adds immersion and depth to the gameplay that is uncommon for the series

Overall, just a great game. Audio/visual presentation is on-point, controls are great, gameplay has depth and diversity, dungeons are well designed, great world to explore, everything. I know a lot of people like Link's Awakening, but this is the cream of the crop for me.
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Quality hack

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>Removed black bars on the top and bottom of the screen (ingame, menu, final scene);
>Updated the tile maps of all locations to increase the visible area of the screen;
>Unlocked and finalized rooms under the hatch (at the entrance to the usual and reverse castles);
>The positions of some menu items have been changed (expanded backgrounds & frames, etc.);
>Impossibility to leave the castle through the gate by playing for Richter;
>Impossibility to keep the initial equipment of Alucard (avoiding a meeting with Death, using the trick with a wolf, is no longer possible);
>Impossibility of going outside the castle in the location of “Royal Chapel” (in the form of a bat);
>The loading rooms on the global map are now highlighted in white;
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