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Topic   Retro Talkshop Thread - Game of the Month Neo Geo Metal Slug X

Lunar
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Let's Play Together! Game of the Month
Every month, RTT gets together and brainstorms choices to vote as the Let's Play Together! Game of the Month.
Upon completion of the GotM, you will be rewarded with an Achievement Icon!
Let's play some awesome games together!

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April 2021 Edition
Neo Geo Metal Slug X

Play through Metal Slux X on any platform before May 1 to earn the Metal Slug
Type-R
badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/JrlYysp.gif 75 75{imgt}
You don't have to post a #BeatIt screenshot, but I'll assume you're lying if you don't.


March 2021 Edition
Super Nintendo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV

Play through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV on one platform - the arcade original,
the famed Super Nintendo port, one of the maligned 3D remakes, or another version
I've missed - before April 1 to earn the Leonardo badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/84g4Ulp.gif 75 75{imgt}
Play through the game on an additional platform before the deadline to earn the
Donatello badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/APLsn13.gif 75 75{imgt}
You have the option of posting your #BeatIt photos if you want me to nod approvingly
at your accomplishment, Johnson-style.



February 2021 Edition
Super Nintendo Super Turrican

Play through Super Turrican before March 1 to earn the Turrican badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/r65ITnG.gif 128 140{imgt}

Screenshots/Photos of your #BeatIt moment please your GOTM overlord, but they are
not required.



January 2021 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Jackal
Play through Jackal on one platform before February 1 to earn the Jackal Squad
badge.

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If you decide to play through a second time on a different platform, you'll also
earn the Medium Tank badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/pIuY45m.png 96 96{imgt}
For each platform you play through beyond the second (third, fourth, etc.), you'll earn a Heavy Tank badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/29iQUzM.png 96 96{imgt}


2020 Let's Play Together! Achievement Icons


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2019 Let's Play Together! Achievement Icons

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2018 GotM Wrap Up:

January Sega Genesis Streets of Rage
February NEC TurboGrafx-16 Neutopia
March Sega Saturn Galactic Attack
April Nintendo Entertainment System Astyanax
May Nintendo Entertainment System Maniac Mansion
June Sega Genesis Arrow Flash
July Sega Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3
August Sega CD Popful Mail
September PlayStation Crash Bandicoot
October PlayStation Resident Evil 2
November Nintendo Entertainment System Mega Man 3
December Sega Genesis Outrun


2019 GotM Wrap Up:

January Nintendo Entertainment System The Adventures of Lolo
February Nintendo Entertainment System Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
March Game Boy The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
April Nintendo Entertainment System Blaster Master
May Sega Genesis Beyond Oasis
June Sega Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines
July PlayStation 2 Microsoft Xbox PlayStation 4 Microsoft Xbox One Nintendo Switch Steam Onimusha: Warlords
August PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Ico
September Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden
October Nintendo 64 Super Mario 64
November Super Nintendo Sega CD Final Fight
December Sega Master System Sega Genesis Altered Beast


2020 GotM Wrap Up:

January Super Nintendo Sega Genesis Sunset Riders
February Nintendo Switch Sega Saturn PlayStation Strikers 1945
March Nintendo Entertainment System Super Mario Bros.
April Nintendo Entertainment System Super Dodge Ball
May Neo Geo Metal Slug
June NEC PC Engine NEC PC Engine Duo-RCastlevania: Rondo of Blood
July Nintendo Entertainment System Renegade
August Game Boy Advance Metroid Fusion
September Super Nintendo Super Metroid
October Super Nintendo Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
November Sega CD Sonic CD
December Nintendo DS The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks


2019 Icons

December 2019 Edition
Sega Master System Sega Genesis Altered Beast

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November 2019 Edition
Super Nintendo Sega CD Final Fight image

Bonus:
Super Nintendo Final Fight 2
Super Nintendo Final Fight 3


October 2019 Edition
Nintendo 64 Super Mario 64


September 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden


August 2019 Edition
PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Ico


July 2019 Edition
PlayStation 2 Microsoft Xbox PlayStation 4 Microsoft Xbox One Nintendo Switch Steam Onimusha: Warlords image


June 2019 Edition
Sega Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines image image


May 2019 Edition
Sega Genesis Beyond Oasis image


April 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Blaster Master image


March 2019 Edition
Game Boy The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening image


February 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
image - Beat the game
image - Beat RR1 with a buddy OR Beat RR2


January 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System The Adventures of Lolo image
Bonus: Sega Genesis Sega Saturn Outrun image




2018 Let's Play Together! Achievement Icons


Wheels617
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26-Jan(#121)
@JD is component not an option?
JD
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* 26-Jan(#122)
Wheels617 wrote:
> @JD is component not an option?

Nah i'm good with hdmi im going cheap route i can't tell much difference between 720p and 4K
I got bunch ps2 games coming in - about 30 titles total so far
Renaissance2K
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26-Jan(#123)
Big PVM finally has a forever home on my desk.

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Renaissance2K
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27-Jan(#124)
The current GOTM nominations are:
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Game Boy Advance Nintendo GameCube Microsoft Xbox PlayStation 2
Shining Force Sega Genesis
Skyblazer Super Nintendo
Super Turrican Super Nintendo

With one day left before voting starts, does anyone have a pick for a fifth game?

JD
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27-Jan(#125)
LOTR take about 20 hours to beat
Scott
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27-Jan(#126)
I'll nominate TMNT IV: Turtles in Time.
ErickRPG
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27-Jan(#127)
JD wrote:
> LOTR take about 20 hours to beat

I beat it on my OG xbox, fun little western RPG that copies jRPGs. I like it. Best on Xbox.

JD
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27-Jan(#128)
I beat it the year it released, really liked it
Hope to revisit that soon
Gypsy
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27-Jan(#129)
I played a lot of those LOTR games with a buddy. Good times.
Slickriven
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27-Jan(#130)
@Lunar Went back and beat another '18 title, this time June's pick - Arrow Flash on Sega Genesis

Enjoyable title, not all that difficult, short at only 5-6 levels long. But great music and for a 30 year old game it was fun. I think I'll play it some more, likely on hard and approach it differently this time as I wasn't aware of the mode change from mech to plane until after 60+% of the game. Plus SHUMPs that are done well are always enjoyable.

Slickriven
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27-Jan(#131)
Not nominating this game, but I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on it - Advanced Busterhawk Greylancer, sometimes just titled as Greylancer, a '92 Sega Genesis title.
It's in my list of ROMs and the box art looked interesting so I fired it up. It has a really cool 5 min intro before you get to the start menu with some excellent music.

Did a little digging and it was apparently a Japan only release, even though the 5 min intro is in English (text on screen, no voice work) and I watched some demo gameplay and it has some English spoken lines as well. So getting the physical cart would be crazy expensive, but has anyone else played it, have any thoughts on it?

I just played another Genesis SHUMP, so I'm in that sort of gaming mood and it looks rather well done.

Renaissance2K
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* 28-Jan(#132)
Get out the vote!

Nominees
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Game Boy Advance Nintendo GameCube Microsoft Xbox PlayStation 2
Shining Force Sega Genesis
Skyblazer Super Nintendo
Super Turrican Super Nintendo
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time Super Nintendo

Either publicly in this thread or privately in a PM to me, give each nominee 0-5 points. Omitting a nominee is equivalent to giving it a vote of 0. The game with the highest score by the end of the month will be the February 2021 GOTM.

ErickRPG
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28-Jan(#133)
funny time traveling typo above. wry smile

JD
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28-Jan(#134)
LOTR - 5
Shining Force - 2

I don't own snes so only have access to these 2
JD
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28-Jan(#135)
Gypsy wrote:
> I played a lot of those LOTR games with a buddy. Good times.

I wish EA handled first movie game i remember not liking it and i was hesitating to do 2nd movie game its load better after i rented from video store
BloodPuppetX
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28-Jan(#136)
Super Turrican- 5
Shining Force - 1
Kommie
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Renaissance2K wrote:
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> the highest score by the end of the year will be the February 2021 GOTM.
>
>

hmmmmmmm

Lunar
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28-Jan(#138)
He means Lunar New Year, that's the calendar we go by in here.

Lunar
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28-Jan(#139)
5 Skyblazer
4 Super Turrican
4 Shining Force
3 Turtles in Time
1 LotR

Wheels617
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28-Jan(#140)
Fairweather GOTM player here. TMNT IV all of the points
Slickriven
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28-Jan(#141)
TMNT 5
Turrican 4
Skyblazer 3

Renaissance2K
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28-Jan(#142)
Lunar wrote:
> He means Lunar New Year, that's the calendar we go by in here.
>
Uh, yeah, sure, that's what I meant.


Kommie
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28-Jan(#143)
Scott
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28-Jan(#144)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - 5
Skyblazer Super Nintendo - 2
Super Turrican Super Nintendo - 1
Lunar
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* 28-Jan(#145)
Slickriven wrote:
> @Lunar Went back and beat another '18 title, this time June's pick - Arrow Flash
> on Sega Genesis
>
> Enjoyable title, not all that difficult, short at only 5-6 levels long. But great
> music and for a 30 year old game it was fun. I think I'll play it some more, likely
> on hard and approach it differently this time as I wasn't aware of the mode change
> from mech to plane until after 60+% of the game. Plus SHUMPs that are done well are
> always enjoyable.
>

I thought Arrow Flash was a nice little title with enjoyable gameplay. The transformation was a nice touch. I feel like they could have done more for that mechanic, like different transformations for replay value.

Anyway, it's a little nice title that's gotten a huge boost in value in the past couple of years(it's obviously because of the GotM wink). Check out the Japanese version for cool art. US always gets craptier box art for some reason.

BleedingViolet
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28-Jan(#146)
Shining Force - 5
LOTR - 3
Super Turrican - 2
SkyBlazer - 2
Antipop
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29-Jan(#147)
Turrican - 5
Shining Force - 3

Jaded
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29-Jan(#148)
4 Skyblazer
3 Super Turrican
2 Shining Force
5 Turtles in Time
0 LotR
Renaissance2K
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29-Jan(#149)
Lots more votes this month. Do people just have more time, or are more interested in the games? Or both?

Jaded
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29-Jan(#150)
I'm more of a fan of voting than actually playing games ... takes a lot less time.
Scott
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29-Jan(#151)
@Renaissance2K This was one of the best set of game choices in a while, IMO.
BloodPuppetX
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* 29-Jan(#152)
I got the Turrican Flashback collection in today, so I'll be playing Super Turrican regardless of the votes. I tried the first two and they seem pretty hard. They do let you use cheats though. It just says that you won't get "achievements" that way, which don't seem to even be in the game. It just disables your score if you use them.
Lunar
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30-Jan(#153)
The Satiator is working flawlessly so far. The installation was just dropping a menu.bin and you can start loading up ROMs.

I like to have the convenience of loading up ROMs but like to have the option to still play discs. Good option even if it's more expensive than the rest.

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Renaissance2K
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31-Jan(#154)
One more day to play through Jackal and break Lunar's world record, or to vote for next month's game.

Jaded
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31-Jan(#155)
@Lunar if there's a disc in the drive it just boots to that as the default or does the satiator have to be pulled out to load discs?
Lunar
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31-Jan(#156)
The order goes like this: Pseudo Saturn/AR+, then disc, then Satiator.

I think there's a way to bypass the AR+ and go directly to the Satiator if you are just using the AR for memory storage

Renaissance2K
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* 1-Feb(#157)
Jackal is now in the back of a large truck, on its way to that green, happy farm upstate where old games go when they're no longer the Game of the Month. I will now unceremoniously distribute badges in a spoiler tag, as my forefathers did before me.


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Scott
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1-Feb(#158)
wow, close vote
Wheels617
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1-Feb(#159)
Sooo close
Wheels617
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* 1-Feb(#160)
People could have even played tmnt on an arcade 1up, talk about accessibility. One of these months....
Scott
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1-Feb(#161)
I'll probably nominate it again next month. I've been wanting to do a single player hard mode run for a long time. I tried it a few times as a kid but always died in the final stage before Shredder.

Topic   Retro Talkshop Thread - Game of the Month Neo Geo Metal Slug X