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Retro Gaming Club


By Rascal_H

3 years ago



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#2401 46 days ago

I hear that amazon.co.uk pre-orders for the game & watch: super mario bros. went up and were sold out in 20 minutes. nothing yet for us here in the states yet.

they're also up on amazon.co.jp, but no shipping options to the u.s.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08HJ9T6GY/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=game+watch+mario&qid=1599569026&sr=8-2

#2402 46 days ago

Were the Game and Watches very popular here in the States? I was never aware of them until the games started coming out on the Gameboy Advance. So with this color scheme, it's not a Must Purchase for me. But I know I'll eventually want one when they're all sold out and going for $150+ on ebay. ha.

#2403 46 days ago

Hopefully us Canadians don't get screwed out of buying the new Super Mario game and watch. It will look good next to my pinball card game.

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#2404 46 days ago
Quoted from woody24:

But I know I'll eventually want one when they're all sold out and going for $150+ on ebay. ha.

Was looking for something else when i spotted this

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#2405 46 days ago
Quoted from woody24:

Were the Game and Watches very popular here in the States?

I remember my dentist had one for me to play with While my sister was getting a cleaning. This would have been in the early 80’s

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#2406 35 days ago

I just finished a cabinet for my retro consoles; they’re on hinged shelves that hide the controllers underneath. Each of them are connected to the Sony CRT in the corner, or I can play with the projector on the back wall. The two drawers in the middle hide extra Controllers, accessories and wires. I like how it turned out, but I might get some led’s to light it up a bit over each console. The last spot on the bottom right is for a PS3, but it is currently sitting connected to my racing seat.

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#2407 34 days ago

Picked up a Wii game stack for $10 today. I forgot how fun Donkey Kong Returns is. I'm glad I plugged my old Wii last week. I'm about half way thru Zelda Link to the Past also after a week of playing it.

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#2408 28 days ago

this monday night my buddy and i are doing an NES speed run race on 6 games... and we have to drink a busch light during each game. calling it the 6PAK challenge.

i am giving away an NES, controller, zapper and copy of mario/duckhunt on that stream, all subscribers are entered in the drawing

if yer interested love to see ya there

twitch.tv/pure_retro_co

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#2409 28 days ago

Replaced the screen and shell on my GBA SP. Pretty awesome mod. The new screen is night and day better.

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#2410 28 days ago
Quoted from Jason43:

Replaced the screen and shell on my GBA SP. Pretty awesome mod. The new screen is night and day better.
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Nice -- and one of the best games on the system to test it out to boot!

#2411 28 days ago

Wow. Where do you get that screen. That looks so much better

#2412 28 days ago

There's kits all over ebay, aliexpress etc. Search for 'GBA SP IPS V2 screen'

#2413 28 days ago

Since its close to October, I just started to play Silent Hill on ps1 for the first time. I know this was mentioned on pinside like 8 years ago in a different thread, but I didn't expect to see this. At first I'm like that's got to be a MM, the you pick up the map and yep definitely a MM lol.

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#2414 21 days ago

Some before and after of the gameboy I fixed up over the weekend

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#2415 21 days ago

What did you do to reverse the yellowing of the plastic?

#2416 21 days ago

Yep and fixed missing vertical lines.

#2417 20 days ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

What did you do to reverse the yellowing of the plastic?

My guess is “retro bright” basically Soak in a bath of peroxide and water in direct sunlight for a couple hours.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retr0bright

#2418 20 days ago

Sorry, read that last post wrong.

Yeah, basic retrobrighting. More specifically, salon care liquid developer, aka peroxide and sunlight.

#2419 20 days ago

You can recover the vertical lines by heating up the connector to the screen with a soldering iron to reflow the pins

#2420 19 days ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

What did you do to reverse the yellowing of the plastic?

There's a whole topic about removing yellowing from plastics (mostly about pinball parts, but some other items are covered like game consoles as well): https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/say-goodbye-to-old-yellowed-plastics

And her's a post for a Game Boy i did:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/say-goodbye-to-old-yellowed-plastics/page/5#post-5663425

#2421 19 days ago
Quoted from InfiniteLives:

You can recover the vertical lines by heating up the connector to the screen with a soldering iron to reflow the pins

I had to try that with the last Game Boy I restored. It does work!

#2422 19 days ago

Not all gameboys with dead vertical lines can be repaired by soldering the ribbon cable, but there's a good chance. Seems cold solder joints at that cable are a common problem.

#2423 12 days ago

Anyone else collect tabletop games?

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#2424 12 days ago
Quoted from Jason43:

Anyone else collect tabletop games?
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I picked up a Space Explorer for a buck at a yard sale last year. Fun, challenging game.

Been hunting for a Simon for years. Find other knockoffs but no Simon yet.

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