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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!

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.
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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
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June 2019 Edition
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May 2019 Edition
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April 2019 Edition
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March 2019 Edition
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February 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
image - Beat the game
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January 2019 Edition
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2018 Let's Play Together! Achievement Icons


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

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
26-Feb(#242)
These look nice

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Lunar
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27-Feb(#243)
For my fellow Zelda fans. This is the best value ~$30 from Amazon I've spent on Zelda music.

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Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
27-Feb(#244)
Dang, is that a full soundtrack for all those games?

Lunar
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27-Feb(#245)
Nah, not the full soundtrack. Select popular tracks from each game. I think all of OOT from the Nintendo Power disc is on there. Some games only have a few. There are two discs.

BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Feb(#246)
So it's looking like a Ghosts n Goblins game for next month? Guess nobody's getting an icon for March then lol.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
27-Feb(#247)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> So it's looking like a Ghosts n Goblins game for next month? Guess nobody's getting
> an icon for March then lol.

Somehow I doubt that,

also happy Birthday Sir!
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
27-Feb(#248)
There's still one more day to vote...

Wheels617
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27-Feb(#249)
TMNT IV all of the points
JD
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1-Mar(#250)
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 1-Mar(#251)
Super Turrican and its 80s sitcom soundtrack are being wheeled into a dusty warehouse in Cologne. Here are the badges for the month:


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Here's the final tally for the March 2021 Game of the Month:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - 24 points
2. Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - 23 points
3. Lost Vikings - 19 points
4. Shantae - 14 points
5. Shining Force - 9 points

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.
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Play through the game on an additional platform before the deadline to earn the Donatello badge.
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You have the option of posting your #BeatIt photos if you want me to nod approvingly at your accomplishment, Jeremiah Johnson-style.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
1-Mar(#252)
laaaaaame

Wheels617
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Mar(#253)
Let's kick shell!
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Mar(#254)
Kommie wrote:
> laaaaaame
>
>

Well at least this basic dog choice should be an easy out. I don't expect to even have to try to win. So at least there is a silver lining. Easy peasy, No? Plus idk about you but I DO love Donatello.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-Mar(#255)
That could be an interesting debate, who's the best turtle? Don had always been my favorite.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Mar(#256)
Slickriven wrote:
> That could be an interesting debate, who's the best turtle? Don had always been my
> favorite.
>
>

My ex fiancée loved Leonardo and almost everyone else I ever asked loved Michelangelo the best.
My second fave is Raphael because of the sais. Mileena player here. So that's prolly why.
JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Mar(#257)
Mikey is my fav

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-Mar(#258)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> My ex fiancée loved Leonardo and almost everyone else I ever asked loved Michelangelo
> the best.
> My second fave is Raphael because of the sais. Mileena player here. So that's prolly
> why.

Don was my favorite from his demeanor/intellect in the cartoon, also like staffs and Kilik in Soul Calibur for that weapon.
Leonardo was my second favorite. I found Mike annoying and was more/less indifferent on Raphael.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Mar(#259)
Slickriven wrote:
> BleedingViolet wrote:
>> My ex fiancée loved Leonardo and almost everyone else I ever asked loved Michelangelo
>> the best.
>> My second fave is Raphael because of the sais. Mileena player here. So that's
> prolly
>> why.
>
> Don was my favorite from his demeanor/intellect in the cartoon, also like staffs
> and Kilik in Soul Calibur for that weapon.
> Leonardo was my second favorite. I found Mike annoying and was more/less indifferent
> on Raphael.
>
>

When I was a kid I liked Mikey a lot more too. And to play in the games Leonardo had such a cool jumping
slash. I also preferred Donatello because of his intellect and obviously he's the purple turtle.
The bo staff was also awesome in my favorite TMNT game the original arcade game. Not the
NES version. That was such a letdown. I almost got the arcade 1up game for my nephews.
Prolly would have had to keep it here though.
Jaded
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Mar(#260)
Best Turtle in the game or best Turtle?

Because in all the games in Don, and everywhere else (except that one movie) it's Raph.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Mar(#261)
Raph was always my favorite. Hated how he was the one who got beat down (by foot soldiers, iirc?) in that one movie lol.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 2-Mar(#262)
Shell sufficiently kicked.

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I'll be back tomorrow night to tackle the SNES port.

Also, am I crazy, or is the music in "Bury My Shell at Wounded Knee" basically a remix of the first level of Sunset Riders?

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
* 2-Mar(#263)
Well, aren't they both Konami circa early 90's on the Snes?

I have never played Sunset Riders that I can remember though so I can't say for sure without youtubing it.
Now I'm curious.

Edit: they are similar, they both use the obnoxious over the top drumbeat that sounds like something they later prolly recycled into DDR Tracks.
Both stages music tracks are annoying AF but I would say the TMNT song is less obnoxious. Also the notes in the TMNT track are vaguely similar to some old western. I have no idea which one though.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
2-Mar(#264)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Play through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV before April 1 to earn the Leonardo
> badge.
> Play through the game on an additional platform - the arcade original, the famed
> Super Nintendo port, one of the maligned 3D remakes, or another version I've missed
> - before the deadline to earn the Donatello badge.
> You have the option of posting your #BeatIt photos if you want me to nod approvingly

I was just planning to play the SNES version, does that get a badge?
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Mar(#265)
Translation: one platform gets the Leo badge, multiple platforms gets the Leo + Don badges

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
2-Mar(#266)
Ok, I mis-read it earlier.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 2-Mar(#267)
In retrospect, I phrased it somewhat awkwardly. Clarified it in the original post.

As promised, here's the running tally of badges for 2021.

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Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Mar(#268)
Just wrapped this up, total time to beat it was 30:02 according to the final screen though it took me longer. I beat the Super Nintendo ROM on my PC using an X1 controller. Only used save states at beginning of levels except for the F-Zero stage as I was lower on health and a few times in the final stage again for the same reason.
Beat it with Don, on normal and used 1 continue as I was down to 1 life when I got sent to the past and that dino level and ultimately the boss Slash kicked my butt - was not a fan of him at all. But I held onto my lives just enough to only have to use that 1 continue. Though BeBop and Rocksteady were a bit of a challenge too. Didn't find most of the other bosses too difficult. I might beat this again with a different turtle, not sure that I'd bother with hard mode but we'll see.

I have Mame setup and a big set of titles, but I'm not 100% sure if TMNT4 is included - I see some TMNT folders, so I might look into it - I was collecting a lot of ROMs last summer/fall and got sick of all that management so I took a break from it. Might use this to work on that management again... or maybe not.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Mar(#269)
I just pulled a full set from archive.org and imported it into Launchbox. Both TMNT arcade games were included.

The download takes a long time, but other than that, it was a pretty painless process.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
3-Mar(#270)
Yeah pretty sure that's where I got my set as well, it was huge. As stated I was collecting a lot last year, am using LaunchBox and like that whole setup, but then LB glitched on me and lost like every setup title. So I had to redo things with it and I just got burned out on that. Plus I've collected whole sets and have many duplicates to deal with. Lately I've been working to chip away at the task and after recently setting up my PC platforms fully on there with Steam, GoG and others, I'm up over 5200 total titles - with dups across PC platforms but also other systems as well.

I sort of ran out of HDD space and was considering what device I wanted to buy to add space. I have my PS1 Classic modded and figured I'd get my complete PS1 ROM set on there but was trying to decide if I just wanted to keep them on my PC as I've got the PS1 in my office anyhow and my PC uses better speakers. Oh well, something to deal with later on.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
3-Mar(#271)
I survived the Re-shelled remake.

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It's a hard "meh."

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
3-Mar(#272)
I played Re-shelled last year. I definitely didn't like it as much as the SNES version, but it wasn't that bad.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
3-Mar(#273)
That's how I feel. It's not great, but nowhere near as terrible as everyone made it out to be at the time.

Speaking of the SNES version... trifecta complete.

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As fun as that was, I have no desire to do that on Hard Mode.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
3-Mar(#274)
The Re-shelled 2009 release was only ever released on 360 and PS3 digitally and was removed ~2 years later due to expired music license.
Is that correct? I don't see it available on any other platforms/stores.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
3-Mar(#275)
Yes, that's correct. It didn't see a PC or Wii release, and it was removed rather quickly and abruptly.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Mar(#276)
Okay, which one of you is trying to play the GOTM on a Chromebook?
https://www.reddit.com/r/MAME/comments/lxwb3u/is_i...

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
4-Mar(#277)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Okay, which one of you is trying to play the GOTM on a Chromebook?
>
>

I doubt anyone here would have that as a username but I'm currently going to try to finish it on the same multicart
that I have that also has Super Turrican on it. I couldn't play that very long without it freezing from glitches but
I played TMNT for several hours on Monday without it crashing so maybe if I can sit through without needing
a nap I will finish it 😉
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
10-Mar(#278)
The team that built Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is working on a Turtles brawler in the same style.

https://youtu.be/gHMYwrC7oAo

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Mar(#279)
very reminiscent of the arcade. ME LIKEY! And I haven't even played Scott Pilgrim yet. (I'm waiting on the LRG okaaaay?)

Wheels617
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 13-Mar(#280)
Beat Super Nintendo version on Super NT I should say, will dig out the ps3 for re-shelled next
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Wheels617
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
17-Mar(#281)
and TMNT Turtles in Time Re-Shelled PlayStation 3 down, not nearly as fun as I remember thinking it was years ago. Hope Dot Emu works their magic on the new one for sure.

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