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Retro Talkshop Thread - Game of the Month *snes* *genesis* Sunset Riders
11-Aug-16 11:31am
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Lunar
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Gypsy's Pole Position Contest

Going off of points scored. Recording is preferred but a picture is okay.

Top Prize 6 months of sub time

2nd place 4 months of sub time

3rd place 2 months of sub time

Bonus: Beat my high score for a bonus prize. Since it's likely multiple people beat my score, this will go to the first person to do so.

My score is 57650.

I'll run this for a month. You might as well enter, if you are the only entry, first place is guaranteed. :p



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!

Beating the Game of the Month unlocks the bonus games.


January 2020 Edition
Super Nintendo Sega Genesis Sunset Riders


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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


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December 2019 Edition
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November 2019 Edition
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October 2019 Edition
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September 2019 Edition
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August 2019 Edition
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July 2019 Edition
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March 2019 Edition
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February 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
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8-Jan-20 12:02pm
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Wheels617
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yes
8-Jan-20 12:11pm
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Lunar
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Thankfully I have no interest in actual PlayStation Vita games. I only have like 2.

On a related note, I've been going back to Vita for some PS1 classics(still the best way to enjoy PS1 classics without going the extra miles on upscaling).

First game down is Resident Evil: Director's Cut, first game of 2020 I beat.

I lament that Sony has not announced a Vita 2 entry to combat the Switch menace(I say that with all the love), take my money for a pre-order.

Vita 2: imagine a competent system that rivals Switch but has Sony content(PS1/PS2/PS3 Classics, PSP/Vita games in beautiful 1080p60, copy the crap out of the dock design too, why not)

8-Jan-20 12:19pm
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Forgotten_Freshness
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Lunar wrote:
Thankfully I have no interest in actual PlayStation Vita games. I only have like 2. On a related note, I've been going back to Vita for some PS1 classics(still the best way to enjoy PS1 classics without going the extra miles on upscaling). First game down is Resident Evil: Director's Cut, first game of 2020 I beat. I lament that Sony has not announced a Vita 2 entry to combat the Switch menace(I say that with all the love), take my money for a pre-order. Vita 2: imagine a competent system that rivals Switch but has Sony content(PS1/PS2/PS3 Classics, PSP/Vita games in beautiful 1080p60, copy the crap out of the dock design too, why not)
Don't fuel my dreams Lunar. I can't stand to wake up and find out they were just that.

8-Jan-20 12:28pm
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Gypsy
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Still need a few Vita games and a handful of PS2 games.

Dungeon Traveler 2, Shiren the Wanderer and Wild Arms 3/4 are my current top wants.
8-Jan-20 12:30pm
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Lunar wrote:
Thankfully I have no interest in actual PlayStation Vita games. I only have like 2. On a related note, I've been going back to Vita for some PS1 classics(still the best way to enjoy PS1 classics without going the extra miles on upscaling). First game down is Resident Evil: Director's Cut, first game of 2020 I beat. I lament that Sony has not announced a Vita 2 entry to combat the Switch menace(I say that with all the love), take my money for a pre-order. Vita 2: imagine a competent system that rivals Switch but has Sony content(PS1/PS2/PS3 Classics, PSP/Vita games in beautiful 1080p60, copy the crap out of the dock design too, why not)
P R E O R D E R


8-Jan-20 3:58pm
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Noid
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As much as I hate to defy the old gods, I gotta disagree with ya, @Lunar. I believe the PlayStation Vita can best be summed up as a beautifully designed and technically marvelous failure. Why do I espouse such blasphemy? Well, the true merit of any video game system has always been it's library. It's why the Game Boy did, does, and always will beat out the far superior Game Gear and Atari Lynx any day of the week.

So, what killer franchises does Sony actually have to compete against the pantheon of Nintendo mythos? If PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (PlayStation Vita) is any indication, the answer isn't very good or strong.

Now, don't get me wrong; I'm all about rooting for the underdog in the video game ring. I firmly aligned myself to the Sega camp back in the day and sided with the Sega Saturn over the behemoth that was the PlayStation and the Sega Dreamcast over the leviathan that was the PlayStation 2. Love 'em or hate 'em, both those doomed consoles had some killer first-party and third-party titles, thanks in no small part to Capcom and other top-tier Japanese developers.

Again, it all goes back to the question of what titles in the PlayStation Vita library are worth giving a darn? Seriously, I'd love to be enlightened. But, apparently, I just don't see what's so great about, really, any of the portable offerings Sony has brought to the table thus far.
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Neo Geo Pocket Color 4 LYFE!! cool smile

8-Jan-20 4:04pm
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Missile
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No, Vita is trash and everything good about it is getting ported to the switch.
8-Jan-20 4:18pm
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Lunar
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I think there is a little bit of misunderstanding about my comment(which was more of a dig at how marvelously Vita failed).

Sony had all this success with PS1 and PS2. The PSP(which I loved!) did very well, particularly in Japan. (I have a fetish about playing PS1 Classics on OLED screen.)

How the hell did they not make 'Switch'? Vita should have been the "Sony Switch". They could have easily made the right product. But they didn't.

Instead of learning from their own mistakes(UMD? Memory Stick Duo? Stop trying to make random proprietary formats, Sony!) and Nintendo's mistakes with Wii U(crapty screen, bulky and slow interface), they doubled down on their mistakes(more proprietary cartridge format and memory cards).

PSVita's library is crap, I use it almost solely to play PS1 games. But Sony 'could' come back and make a Vita 2 and do things better this time around, better than Nintendo(as popular as the Switch is, it's got alot of things it can be better, bluetooth support is a easy one).

Nintendo has great franchises, though I do like them, they're not the reason I have a Switch(retro compilations, SNES/NES channels, HD Remasters, PS1 era RPGs)

8-Jan-20 4:48pm
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Gypsy
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I played through way more games on the Vita than I did the 3DS. But I'm a huge weeb so yeah.
8-Jan-20 4:50pm
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Gypsy
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Speaking of the change my mind meme...

PS1 still looks great on a CRT, change my mind. Crap is some black magic.
8-Jan-20 4:53pm
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Forgotten_Freshness
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Gypsy wrote:
I played through way more games on the Vita than I did the 3DS. But I'm a huge weeb so yeah.
Same. Just broke out my 3DS after many years and put real time into a game: Monster Hunter Stories, which is, in fact, freakin' good.
8-Jan-20 4:53pm
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Noid
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I completely and totally get where you're comin' from, @Lunar. I still may disagree with you on the long-term success of another Sony handheld -- regardless of how innovative or powerful its specs may be -- without a more robust selection of first-party franchises and time-tested third-party support. But, to be honest, I was giving you a harder time than necessary in the hopes that it would give a little shot in the arm to the ol' RTT and boost in up and out of its post-holidays doldrums.

Maybe a little bit of controversial conversation is just what we need right now. So, shoot back and demand to know why I've suddenly become smitten with the abysmal failure that is the Neo Geo Pocket Color. What, if anything, about it could possibly be worth mentioning? wink

EVERYthing. grin
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8-Jan-20 5:01pm
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Gypsy
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Forgotten_Freshness wrote:
Gypsy wrote:> I played through way more games on the Vita than I did the 3DS. But I'm a huge weeb> so yeah. Same. Just broke out my 3DS after many years and put real time into a game: Monster Hunter Stories, which is, in fact, freakin' good.
My 3DS was basically used for two things: F I R E E M B L E M and E T R I A N O D Y S S E Y. So lots of hours, but not many games.
8-Jan-20 5:09pm
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Lunar
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Gypsy wrote:
PS1 still looks great on a CRT, change my mind. Crap is some black magic.
This is what I'm hoping to eventually end up with to play through my PS1 collection. The LCD I have on the PSOne is OK in a pinch but I really don't like having to crane my neck to read text.

For now, PS1 Classics on Vita will do.


8-Jan-20 5:11pm
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Lunar
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Noid wrote:
So, shoot back and demand to know why I've suddenly become smitten with the abysmal failure that is the Neo Geo Pocket Color. What, if anything, about it could possibly be worth mentioning? wink
As cute as the Neo Geo Pocket Color is, I couldn't comfortably play it at all. Waiting for that Analogue Pocket adapter.

8-Jan-20 5:46pm
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Renaissance2K
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Vita's library falls short of expectations no matter how you look at it. If you look at it as a portable extension of your PS3, they have a very nice indie and remaster lineup but not nearly enough new triple-A titles.

If you look at it for its exclusives, there just aren't enough of them. Many of those exclusives are extensions of existing franchises, which is perfectly fine, but they're often among the worst entries in those series. I heard frequent complaints about how limited Golden Abyss and Mod Nation Racers were, for example. WipEout 2048 was awesome, but the gritty visuals didn't work on the small screen.

3G could have been a revelation if its service feeds were lumped into the cost of PlayStation Plus and not soft-blocked by software limitations. Same with PlayStation TV, which could have been really amazing if any of the platform's PlayStation Mobile was equally pointless.

I think the only audience that got their money's worth out of the Vita were trophy hunters. For each of those PS3 analogues, you either got to work on your Platinum on the go, or you had effectively a second Platinum to obtain for mastering the game. I only have 4 Platinums on my profile, but one of them was for a Vita game: PlayStation All-Stars, which itself could have been amazing if its mechanics were more pick-up-and-play and less convoluted.

8-Jan-20 5:53pm
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Noid
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Although I'm not a super-fan of either of its individual franchises, I really enjoyed Etrian: Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo 3DS). Have you had a chance to play it, @Gypsy?

While I'm also really excited about the upcoming Analogue Pocket, @Lunar, I still had to pick up an original and, later, backlit-modded Neo Geo Pocket Color to satiate my appetite in the meantime. I never thought I'd be okay with losing a directional pad until I actually felt the signature clicks of that microswitch thumbstick for the first time. love
8-Jan-20 6:19pm
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Renaissance2K
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The Analogue Pocket's hype machine is pissing me off. All their fans probably have Twitter notifications turned on because we don't know when pre-orders are coming, and they continue to post useless retro footage nearly every damn day.

8-Jan-20 6:38pm
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Noid
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I'll be honest, @Renaissance2K; from a structural standpoint, the dock for that thing looks flimsy. I'd be worried that, unless it was inserted oh-so delicately, I'd possibly bend or snap off some tiny little piece. I wanna be able to pop that sucker in and out like a Sega Genesis cartridge and I just don't think it's gonna work like that at all. frown

With that in mind, I already drank the Kool-Aid for this gadget a looong time ago. wink
8-Jan-20 8:41pm
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Missile
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My most played games for the vita were crap that's already on PC these days, Mortal Kombat, DBZ, EDF and Super Robot Wars, crap like that. My 3DS on the other hand saw tons of use, but alot of it was wasted on crappy games like Pokemon Y and FE Awakening.
Renaissance2K wrote:
Vita's library falls short of expectations no matter how you look at it. If you look at it as a portable extension of your PS3, they have a very nice indie and remaster lineup but not nearly enough new triple-A titles.That's because Sony didn't try with it. They thought a CODBLOPS and Resistance game made in a few months by the developers behind Starcraft Ghost would be enough to sell the game to people, then turned it into an expensive PS4 controller when it wasn't.

I think the only audience that got their money's worth out of the Vita were trophy hunters.And weeaboos but even then Sony still found a way to crap on them with their recent censorship policies. Really, there not being a new vita is for the best, since Sony doesn't really learn from their mistakes, and i can't think of a single audience that would even want one at this point.

Retro Talkshop Thread - Game of the Month *snes* *genesis* Sunset Riders