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

Lunar
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* 11-Aug-2016(#1)
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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!

Game of the Month Captain: Renaissance2K GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews



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.

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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


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.
Renaissance2K
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2-Feb(#162)
Hey, back in the day, games were so good, developers didn't have to be afraid to show their contact info when you finished their game.

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Kommie
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2-Feb(#163)
Best way to get a PS2 and just a PS2 to look better on a HDTV? I know there are all in ones, but I'm just looking for PS2.

Lunar
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2-Feb(#164)
Kommie wrote:
> Best way to get a PS2 and just a PS2 to look better on a HDTV? I know there are all
> in ones, but I'm just looking for PS2.
>

Easiest way is to just use component cables and hope your TV isn't awful with 480i/480p. RAD2X, if you can find one for MSRP, ships from UK though, basically a PS2 only Retrotink.

It's just easier to have a OSSC or Retrotink, not saving alot of money by going other routes.

Kommie
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2-Feb(#165)
Yeah, last time I looked it up the price difference between a specific one VS Retrotink/OSSC, going for the Retrotink/OSSC is a better option.

Gypsy
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2-Feb(#166)
There is also the fact that it is very easy to get close to your money back on that stuff, not as sure if those cheaper options have the same demand.
Lunar
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3-Feb(#168)
JD wrote:

Thanks. But I already have it smile

Kommie
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3-Feb(#169)
i think @Lunar would have severe shame if he didn't own that already.

JD
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3-Feb(#170)
I figure he might want extra cheap copy
Lunar
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3-Feb(#171)
I think I have all the Lunar games in existence if you don't count Magic School Lunar smile

#Flexin'

JD
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3-Feb(#172)
Lunar wrote:
> I think I have all the Lunar games in existence if you don't count Magic School Lunar
> smile
>
> #Flexin'
>
>

In every region? Lol
Lunar
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3-Feb(#173)
Haha no not every region, Japanese I should have Mega CD, PS1 and Saturn copies.

ErickRPG
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3-Feb(#174)
Lunar wrote:
> I think I have all the Lunar games in existence if you don't count Magic School Lunar
> smile
>
> #Flexin'

I mean gotta earn your name.

Gypsy
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3-Feb(#175)
Pretty great games tbh
JD
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3-Feb(#176)
I should try them to see what's the fuss about but I know they ain't cheap
Kommie
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3-Feb(#177)
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Fudging Facebook spying/algorithms

Lunar
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* 3-Feb(#178)
JD wrote:
> I should try them to see what's the fuss about but I know they ain't cheap

Surprised you haven't played them. I know you play alot of JRPGs. It's not perfect but a very traditional light-hearted(for the most part),boy fights to save girl and the world RPG.

Good characters, great music, translation was touted as good quality but now looking back, I find the translation inauthentic and peppered with now outdated American pop culture references.

I guess it makes sense to do what WD did with the translation, since many of the Japanese culture references would not have resonated with the typical American audience.

Gypsy
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3-Feb(#179)
Lunar wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> I should try them to see what's the fuss about but I know they ain't cheap
>
> Surprised you haven't played them. I know you play alot of JRPGs. It's not perfect
> but a very traditional light-hearted(for the most part),boy fights to save girl and
> the world RPG.
>
> Good characters, great music, translation was touted as good quality but now looking
> back, I find the translation inauthentic and peppered with now outdated American
> pop culture references.
>
> I guess it makes sense to do what WD did with the translation, since many of the
> Japanese culture reference would not resonate with the typical American audience.
>
>

I think they are pretty essential for jrpg fans. They still spark a lot of joy for me.

I was thinking there was a more authentic translation out there but I must be remembering wrong because I couldn't find anything on romhacking.
JD
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3-Feb(#180)
Lunar wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> I should try them to see what's the fuss about but I know they ain't cheap
>
> Surprised you haven't played them. I know you play alot of JRPGs. It's not perfect
> but a very traditional light-hearted(for the most part),boy fights to save girl and
> the world RPG.
>
> Good characters, great music, translation was touted as good quality but now looking
> back, I find the translation inauthentic and peppered with now outdated American
> pop culture references.
>
> I guess it makes sense to do what WD did with the translation, since many of the
> Japanese culture references would not have resonated with the typical American audience.
>
>

Yeah i started getting into them just after persona 3 fes came for ps2, which led me to devil summoner 1 and 2, then jumped to 360
Gypsy
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3-Feb(#181)
Devil Summoner fudging rules.
tonymack21
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4-Feb(#182)
it does in fact rule

Renaissance2K
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4-Feb(#183)
Gypsy wrote:
> I think they are pretty essential for jrpg fans. They still spark a lot of joy for
> me.

I played the Sega CD version for the first time on Lunar New Year last year, and I'm doing the same this year with the PlayStation release. They're spot-on JRPG archetypes that don't hide what they are, and they came out in area that predates a lot of the fluffing and puffing that happens with the genre these days. It's a breath of fresh air.

And yeah, the music is great. I miss the Sega CD soundtrack this time around, though.

Gypsy
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4-Feb(#184)
I prefer PS1/Sat for Lunar 1. With Lunar 2 I can happily play any version. Sega CD Lunar 2 was a huge step up from 1.
Slickriven
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4-Feb(#185)
Trying to beat Super Turican, what the heck is up with that 3rd section of the snow level, where you need to jump higher, but have to wait on the wind gusts... I'm way too impatient for that stuff, crazy annoying.

BloodPuppetX
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4-Feb(#186)
I beat it earlier. Yeah, that whole stage was pretty annoying.
JD
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5-Feb(#187)
Probably dumb question - If i have jp dc console only, do i need jp hookups? Or will us hookups work?
Slickriven
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5-Feb(#188)
I beat this tonight. overall it was pretty decent, liked some of the music, but the 2 areas where you need to ascend a vertical almost shaft sucked. The first I mentioned just prior, the gusty snow section, and the next was the last section before the final boss, those odd elevator-like platforms. Granted they weren't as bad as the section just before that all with the annoying face-huggers all on slight slopes making them harder to hit. Not fully grasping how to use the ball form didn't help.
Glad it was selected, I might try out the sequel. They also released a game also called Super Turrican on the NES in Europe, so I might check that version out.

Lunar
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5-Feb(#189)
JD wrote:
> Probably dumb question - If i have jp dc console only, do i need jp hookups? Or will
> us hookups work?

Hook ups are region free


Wheels617
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5-Feb(#190)
Scott
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5-Feb(#191)
How difficult is Super Turrican? Y'all beating it fairly quickly?
Kommie
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5-Feb(#192)
Scott
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5-Feb(#193)
That ain't bad. I'll probably knock this one out soon.
Slickriven
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5-Feb(#194)
Agree with Kommie, it wasn't too difficult. I played 3 sessions and besides the 2 sections I mentioned most of it was easy enough - likely spent 1.5 hours total, maybe closer to 2. I used save states as I prefer to use them vs. dying and restarting from checkpoints now in games like that. That said, avoid the greenish weapon, it sucks. I used the red spread shot a lot to start, but switched to the blue one later on.

Renaissance2K
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5-Feb(#195)
The hardest sections for me were the aforementioned ice level, which had some stupid jumps, and the very last level, until I realized you could blow through it in a few seconds by going into Morph Ball mode and YOLOing. (I know that's not what it's called, but come on, it's Morph Ball mode.)

Boss patterns are pretty easy to learn, but they take a while to kill.

Lunar
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9-Feb(#196)
Got these sweet polygon figures in today, just thought I'd share. Also was lucky enough to hit that Dress Cloud love

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JD
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9-Feb(#197)
Did you get those off playasia on sale? I remember seeing set on sale there other day

Lunar
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9-Feb(#198)
Nah, it's from the SE Store

JD
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9-Feb(#199)
Ah they look cool

Lunar
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10-Feb(#200)
Wishing I did this a year or two ago, but better late than never.

Portability is slightly less in demand for me, but still a very good luxury to be able to bring any game with me, pause and resume on a whim.



Renaissance2K
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10-Feb(#201)
I have a Switch that's eligible for this hack, and I bought the little tab that's supposed to trigger it, but I couldn't get it to work. Maybe I'll try again later on, like when the Switch gets its refresh.

Or, I could keep crossing my fingers that somebody comes out with a handheld MiSTer enclosure. Some people were working on that for a while, but it seems like most attention is on the MiSTcade at the moment.

@Lunar, I assume you're using RetroArch to take those screenshots. How stable is the resume functionality? I have RetroArch installed on my Vita, and having the console come back from resume messes with the audio output.

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