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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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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
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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


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.

Lunar
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* 10-Feb(#202)
Resume is working ok so far. Retroarch has a pause function, so the game auto pauses, and you have to press "-" + "+" together to bring up the in game menu and press again to resume.

I'll know more in a week or so.

Are you using a RCM Loader @Renaissance2K ? Mine didn't work with it. I injected the payloads on PC myself. Took some tries but it's finally working now.

JD
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10-Feb(#203)
Finally booted up ps2 to play some games, controller feels so light and fragile I feel like I could break it easy


Gypsy
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10-Feb(#204)
JD wrote:
> Finally booted up ps2 to play some games, controller feels so light and fragile I
> feel like I could break it easy
>
>
>

Official controller?
JD
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* 10-Feb(#205)
@Gypsy yup it's been about 10 years since I touched ps2 maybe I'm too used to ps3/4 controllers


Antipop
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10-Feb(#206)
This ice level can take a hike.

ErickRPG
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10-Feb(#207)
PS2 controller definitely feels like a lightweight toy compared to dualsense.

JD
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10-Feb(#208)
Yeah I was surprised how light it is


Lunar
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11-Feb(#209)
Got around to unpack the Trading Arts FF7R set, these are just alright.



Renaissance2K
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11-Feb(#210)
Just like the super-deformed PS1 versions, they don't have mouths.

Gypsy
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11-Feb(#211)
I was going to make jokes but at 880 yen msrp each, that's pretty much the expected quality.
Lunar
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11-Feb(#212)
Happy image New Year, everyone!

Renaissance2K
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11-Feb(#213)
8BitMods is taking pre-orders for the ultimate PS1 memory card. It accepts any Micro SD card from 1GB-1TB and converts it into virtual memory cards, allows you to manage and backup saves over wifi, integrates with the xStation (and, theoretically, other ODEs that add support for it) to automatically load the appropriate card as you select a game, and has a built-in OLED screen for displaying the active virtual card.

https://twitter.com/8bitmods/status/13599786392999...

I have an old school DexDrive for backing up and restoring saves, but the additional features this offers are pretty damn cool, I have to say.

ErickRPG
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12-Feb(#214)
Lunar wrote:
> Happy {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/8qAsjJp.png 59 18{imgt} New Year, everyone!

Happy new year. The only reason I know about this is a bunch of my kickstarted board games said my games won't start shipping until after the Chinese New Year. So I'm super excited to celebrate.

JD
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12-Feb(#215)
Landlord recently gifted me $50 ebay gift card, do all sellers accept it including international? I know it required to have paypal account for it to work

Gypsy
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12-Feb(#216)
JD wrote:
> Landlord recently gifted me $50 ebay gift card, do all sellers accept it including
> international? I know it required to have paypal account for it to work
>
>

It will work on any eBay listing. It's like magic cash.
JD
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12-Feb(#217)
Ok cool

Lunar
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* 13-Feb(#218)
If there is any chance of a Lunar remaster and/or compilation, just imagine how good it will look on Switch. No Harmony please. (Though seriously, if they did do it, they DEFINITELY will use Harmony)

Until then, I have this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRmzoFpEOac

MrsQueequeg
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16-Feb(#219)
This may be the wrong group or thread for this, but I thought you may be interested.

I recently met up with an old bandmate of mine and he gave me some of my old music equipment back. In the pile of stuff was a GameBoy Advance with this in the slot.

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I preordered this on PixelH8's MySpace back in the day (probably 2008). I remember being blown away that something that allowed you to play GameBoy sounds live, using the GameBoy as an instrument, existed. I was aware of things like LSDJ and Nanoloop, but there wasn't any easy way at the time to play their sounds through MIDI. Also, flash cards existed at the time, but they were much less common. Most places that carried them either overcharged or were out of stock.

When I saw PixelH8 offering these, I knew I had to get one.

The cartridge has some kind of propriety input to flash the rom. I am not sure why he didn't bother numbering the cartridges, but regardless he wrote "xxx" on it. It came with single page print out of instructions that I still have somewhere.

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While I love this thing, it's a disappointment. I have never used this live, and it never lived up to the live instrument that I wanted it to be. Trying to create a "musical feel" with it is nearly impossible. Flowing a rhythm impossible, and you only access to one 8 notes at a time. The buttons on the GameBoy just weren't designed to make responsive music. I have recorded it a few time, which is much more forgiving as I can edit it in-post. I have thought about sampling it and using the sounds in a custom Arduino-based instrument, but I never follow through.

About a year after I bought it, PixelH8 posted the rom to his website. I'm sure it's still out there somewhere if anyone is curious about checking out the program.

This was the original video PixelH8 posted to show it off. I'm glad this is still online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opExJC12gIg&ab_cha...
Antipop
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16-Feb(#220)
@Renaissance2K I beat Super Turrican the other day, btw.

Renaissance2K
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16-Feb(#221)
Antipop wrote:
> @Renaissance2K I beat Super Turrican the other day, btw.

Yup, I saw your post in the "Can you beat" thread.

I don't want to make Lunar explode, so the OP updates are infrequent, but I'm keeping track of everyone's completions.

BleedingViolet
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16-Feb(#222)
@MrsQueequeg that was pretty cool.

Can you have switch around the eight notes or sounds or is it always just the same 8?
MrsQueequeg
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16-Feb(#223)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> @MrsQueequeg that was pretty cool.
>
> Can you have switch around the eight notes or sounds or is it always just the same
> 8?

The up, down, left, right, L, R, B and A operate as the keys to play notes, with up being the lowest note in the scale, and it going up one note in the scale in respect to that button order. Those can not be rearranged.

You can choose some options to adjust the sound of the instrument in a menu. I could go through them, but if you have any experience with basic synth wave forms, this picture pretty much says it all. (I couldn't find my GBA charger, so I had to put it in the Retron 5)

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You can pick 2 scales (Major or Minor, Harmonic Minor, Whole, Pentatonic) in any key you like. When in "player mode", you screen switched to a picture of a piano and you can play your notes.

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Pressing the Start button shifts between the keys. Pressing Select raises octave between Octave 2, 3 and 4.

The "Special" option adds some additional functionality. Most of them add different harmonies to the note being played. There is also an arpeggiator that cycles through the notes being held down from lowest to highest. There are also other fun effects like a tremolo, portamento and shifter.

The "Sound Effects" section offers different sound effects that you may want to you. They are grouped as Game, Alien, Bad Tv, Crunch and Drums. All of these sound like classic game effects you would hear in games like Space Invaders. Drums is disappointing as it is not at all like the crunchy drum sounds you might hear in Mario. I would have called it Explosions. The "Sound Effects" can not be adjusted, and when you go into "player mode" you just get a picture of the PixelH8 avatar.

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BleedingViolet
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* 16-Feb(#224)
@MrsQueequeg thank you for all of this. I find this to be pretty neat.

Imma check YouTube to see if there are more veedjos of this 😊

Edit: I could only find the same video you posted, or like two versions of that video ..... I guess it's pretty rare.
MrsQueequeg
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 16-Feb(#225)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> @MrsQueequeg thank you for all of this. I find this to be pretty neat.
>
> Imma check YouTube to see if there are more veedjos of this 😊
>
> Edit: I could only find the same video you posted, or like two versions of that video
> ..... I guess it's pretty rare.

I'm glad you're interested. I'm definitely diving in deeper than I planned.

I've checked ebay now and again to see if I can anymore. I think I've seen one in the last 10 years.

I found this archived link to his page. I don't know if the download links work, I'm on my phone. https://web.archive.org/web/20090516233207/http://...

If nothing else, it's just a little more history on the software.

EDIT: Went to the link on my PC and was able to download the Rom from the Wayback Machine (link above). There are links for the Tech Pro Performer, Music Tech V2.0, Drum Tech and Deathy Ray (which I think is an actual page typo as it refers to it as "Death Ray Noise Generator" in other sections of the site).
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 22-Feb(#226)
Seven days left in February! Here's who I have on my list of Super Turrican conquerors:

Antipop image
BloodPuppetX image
Renaissance2K image
Slickriven image

Let me know if I've missed you, or if you haven't yet posted.

Let's start taking nominations for the March Game of the Month. We'll start voting once we have five games or on the 25th; whichever comes first.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
22-Feb(#227)
I'll go ahead and nominate

Shining Force

Genesis

again even though the second game is way better the first is available in more compilations and of course
it's the intro to the series. Some people need their stories in order.
I usually do too.
BloodPuppetX
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22-Feb(#228)
I'll nominate Lost Vikings.
Scott
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22-Feb(#229)
TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
Renaissance2K
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24-Feb(#230)
Last day for GOTM nominations. We still need two more.

Jaded
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24-Feb(#231)
Shantae
Kommie
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24-Feb(#232)
Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
24-Feb(#233)
It's votin' time!

Nominees
Shining Force Sega Genesis
Lost Vikings Amiga PC / Windows Sega Genesis Super Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time Super Nintendo
Shantae Game Boy Color
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts Sega Genesis Sega Master System Amiga Commodore 64 NEC Super Grafx

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 March 2021 GOTM.

I haven't voted in past months, but I'm working around any concerns by being the first to vote:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - 5
Shantae - 4
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - 3
Lost Vikings - 3
Shining Force - 1

No offense to Shining Force... I do want to play it at some point. I just don't want to be playing three 20+ hour JRPGs at the same time.

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Feb(#234)
Burnout for ps2/xb/gc

BloodPuppetX
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24-Feb(#235)
Lost Vikings 5
Ghouls n Ghosts 3
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Feb(#236)
TMNT4 - 5
Lost Vikings - 3

BleedingViolet
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25-Feb(#237)
Shining Force - 5
Ghouls and Ghosts - 4
Lost Vikings - 3
Shantae - 1
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
25-Feb(#238)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - 5
Shantae - 4
Jaded
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Feb(#239)
Shantae - 5 -
TMNT 4
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - 3
Lost Vikings - 3
Shining Force - 1
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
25-Feb(#240)
Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 5
Lost Vikings - 2

Kommie
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25-Feb(#241)
Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 5
Shining Force - 2

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