Let's Play Together! Game of the Month Every month, RTT gets together and brainstorms two 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!
March 2018 Edition
February 2018 Edition
Neutopia image - Achievement Icon image - Bonus Icon: Beat The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
January 2018 Edition
Streets of Rage image - Achievement Icon image - Bonus Icon: Beat Streets of Rage 2 & 3
Thread Description Wow, can't believe it's been more than a year since we started RTT. I feel like we have become a community of our own within GameTZ. We have our regulars and even some new comers. I hope 2018 brings us more like-minded retro gamers who will come here for a place of retro inspiration. When I started Retro Trade Thead (RTT), it was called "The Retro Trading Thread", kinda like how FB was "The Facebook", heh, I was just hoping for a group of retro gamers who share the passion and the thrill of collecting and playing Retro games. The result so far has exceeded my expectations and more. I am playing more retro games than ever and while my collecting is on and off, I know I have been enjoying more retro gaming in 2017 than my previous 5 years combined. I hope RTT members have similar experiences. 2018 will be an even better year, as we have established group events like RTT Secret Santa and our monthly Game of the Month, which is getting more popular as more people participate. I am hoping to bring RTT Podcast in 2018 where 2-3 RTT members will talk about monthly topics and other aspects of retro collecting.
Retro game buying and selling, collecting, playing, collectarding, upscaling, speedrunning....whatever your retro passion is, RTT will have a place for you and for everyone who participates in our discussions, whether occasionally or frequently, will continue to find value and fun in our thread.
Thank you for participating and making RTT the hottest topic every month in 2017!
Old Topic Description
This thread was originally created to encourage traders here at GTZ to do more trading, especially retro related stuff. It has turned into a lot more and I am so grateful to everyone who contributed to this thread and have kept it going for nearly 6 months now. I hope this thread will continue to thrive and everyone who reads/participates in this thread will gain some value or knowledge out of it.
We will still have Trade lists up here, though it's been a while since anyone updated. I encourage everyone to look over their lists and post updates. There is also a section for gorgeous pictures of game rooms that active participants of this thread have shared. Feel free to share some pics of your collection or game room. I will be adding another section for information regarding video quality of retro gaming systems on modern displays and how to improve them. There is rather some extensive discussion regarding how to improve the display quality of retro gaming systems and if you are new to this like I am, you will find it very informative.
Old Old Topic Description
GTZ has become a marketplace where the most commonly traded commodity is . I want to start an effort to get some trades going and to discuss some good games perhaps you never heard of or interested in but want to discover/know more of. For example, I just got intto shmups after years of ignoring the genre and I love to discover new(to me) and rediscover old ones(Sonic Wings comes to mind).
No pressure here. Feel free to discuss anything retro. Perhaps throw out some WTTF targets and what you have to offer. I am sick of browsing people's year old Available lists.
- WTTF/WTB/LF - What you think is awesome game/series/whatever - Potential games you have up for trade - Pics of what you have/what you would love to get/what you think is the bestest awesomest game ever - Show off your latest finds/adds to your collection
PC Engine - Cyber Core, Download, PC Denjin, PC Genjin 3, Ranma 1/2 - Datō, Ganso Musabetsu Kakutō-ryū!, Ys IV, Outrun, Castlevania Rondo of Blood, Sapphire, Star Parodier, Vigilante PC-FX - Zeroigar NES - Super Mario Bros 3 SNES - Super Metroid N64 - Banjo Kazooie Gamecube - Fire Emblem Path of Radiance (hard mode) Wii - Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn Wii U - Super Mario 3D World Genesis - Sonic 2 Sega CD - Snatcher 32x - Doom 32x Saturn - X-Men vs Street Fighter, Shining Force III, Crows: The Battle Action Dreamcast - Giga Wing 2 PS1 - Wild Arms PS2 - Homura, Psyvariar, XII Stag PS3 -Trails of Cold Steel PS4 - Caladrius Blaze, Uncharted 4, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami Xbox - Dead Man's Hand Xbox 360 - Bullet Soul, Bullet Soul Infinite Burst GBA - Castlevania Aria of Sorrow DS - Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow 3DS - Fire Emblem Awakening PSP - Ys VII Vita - Memories of Celceta PC - Red Alert 2, The Witcher
2600 Junior - Alien 12/31/2017 5200 - Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle 2/4/2017
- Mega Man 4 3/4/17 Toaster - Friday the 13th 10/13/17 - Alien 3 12/30/2017 - Doom 64 11/11/17 - Rampage: Total Destruction 2/4/2017 - Resident Evil 4 2/25/2017 - Lego Dimensions 7/15/17 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 3/29/17, Super Mario Odyssey, Arms
- Double Dragon 12/28/2017 Model 1 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 12/28/2017 Model 2 - Streets of Rage 4/21/2017 - Doom 10/8/2017 Model 2 - Keio Flying Squadron 11/23/2017 - Vampire Hunter: Darkstalkers' Revenge 10/1/2017 Sega Sports Edition - Sword of the Berserk: Gut's Rage 12/22/2017
- Final Fantasy II 2/4/17 - Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers, Fire Pro Wrestling Returns, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum 12/23/2017 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 9/29/2017 - Dragon Quest Builders 1/28/17 Guilty Gear Revelator XRD
- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness 9/3/2017 Star Wars Edition - Bioshock 8/12/17 - Gears of War Ultimate 7/28/17, Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Castlevania: The Adventure 10/5/2017 SP Model - Sonic Advance 12/24/2017 XL Model - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow 10/1/2017
- Castlevania: Rondo of Blood 12/22/2017 - Gravity Rush 2/7/2017
- Brutal Doom 10/12/17
Arcade - Aliens: Extermination 1/26/2017, Jurassic Park Arcade
Retro Posters/Ads/Brochures - I love looking through these.
Yeah I beat it yesterday afternoon but I guess it would have been night time in New York. Or early evening.
I started working on Streets of Rage 3 last night too. But I only got through stage 3 and had already used a couple of continues and realized I would not be able to beat it AND Streets of Rage 2 before midnight my time.
> Did anyone walk away enjoing SoR more than SoR2 like I did?
There are a few things I liked better about it actually. It had a more old school feel which I do really like. Some of the stages looked really good like the muscle beach was cool with the waves washing up. Maybe not better than the amusement park stage from SOR 2 but the games are different enough that there's reason enough to play both.
I wasn't too into the music but then again I'm into old school punk rock mostly with alternative rock mixed in. That was actually one of the things I thought all of us on RTT could do together this year too, is create our own music and share it here. Maybe have competitions or something and use specific games that have music creators to use to make the music. Maybe not but it could be fun and get people excited about doing stuff here.
Mario paint has a music maker in it for instance. But there are many more advanced (and thus usually way more complicated and/or frustrating) music generator games out there on various systems.
Anyways I played SOR 2 twice before January so it's harder to compare the two games side by side right now since my memory is already fuzzy on it.
So this VGA cable from Polish cable make thefoo83 (ebay username) is pretty good. Right now he is working on some more with a switch to trick games that will work in VGA but are not technically compatible. Very good solution for under $30 shipped.
I compared directly to the box I'm sending to DD. It's close, at least on the CRT monitor I tested on. Certainly close enough for me.
I work in telepresence and have customer complaining about motion handling today. They don't have enough bandwidth for high-resolution, 60fps video and they're complaining about crappy their $100k+ system looks in motion. I go to work, tell people 30fps is bullcrap, come home, go on forums to spread the word that 30fps is bullcrap. High framerates are my life.
> By the way that new God of War game, 30fps on PS4 "Pro" for a first party flagship
> game lolol. So cinematic.
I've always been of the feeling that I would rather put that extra HP into higher res textures and more graphical effects over frame rate. 30fps is perfectly fine for an action adventure non competitive style game.
>> I got a Xbox One X for cheap so it looks like I will be able to keep my PCE Duo,
>> I will start this months game tonight.
> Details, good sir! We want details!! Everyone loves a good "for cheap" story.
eBay, 350.00 for just the system. The guy got it in Jan but it broke, he sent it for repairs and wants to send it direct to me just the system once he gets it back from Microsoft. It will still have almost a year warranty so I am cool.
>> Anything can break in a mailer if it's too tight tbh. I've had dvd cases arrive
> you're not gonna get me to send ps2 games in boxes so nyah! My bubble mailers are
> the medium/large size.
It's totally fine to send them in a mailer. It's just that some people (particularly large eBay/Amazon stores) don't exactly use common sense when shipping stuff. Plus it's super low value so if it gets damaged it's w/e to them.
Someone bought a $130 sealed DS game last night and I'm contemplating sending it in a box. Not because I think the case would break but because they might dog about it. This buyer buys seemingly hundreds of sealed games a month and sometimes leaves negs or positive feedbacks with negative comments. I wonder what his seller account is
>> Someone bought a $130 sealed DS game last night and I'm contemplating sending
>> in a box. Not because I think the case would break but because they might dog
>> it. This buyer buys seemingly hundreds of sealed games a month and sometimes leaves
>> negs or positive feedbacks with negative comments. I wonder what his seller account
> Yeah maybe they are playing the bullcrap/scam game to try and get partial discounts.
> Hope not, but I've encountered that before.
That crossed my mind and its possible, but I think he's just very particular about the condition of the plastic wrap. He was asking what deals I could make him on other games and asking specific questions about the condition of the shrink wrap. Its probably gonna be a headache that ends up with him returning the game because the shrink wrap has scuffs on it and leaving a negative commented positive that I call ebay and get removed.