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KingMike



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:55 pm    Post subject: Got one thing to say about Retro-Bit Generations Reply with quote

That's quite the collection from Lost Level's former favorite game company! :D (possibly including at least one game LL is responsible for)

(Some emulation console thing)
http://retro-bit.com/generations.html

"Zooming Secretaries" I don't know what that it is but it sounds terrible!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ublock prevented the site from loading, so I suggest to everyone to not click the link.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:06 am    Post subject: Re: Got one thing to say about Retro-Bit Generations Reply with quote

KingMike wrote:
That's quite the collection from Lost Level's former favorite game company! :D


What does this mean?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of old gag. I recall the Bashi Bazook headline was like "This is the last Jaleco game we'll talk about."
I think that was the like the third unreleased localization from the same company LL had released. Possibly a record, though I haven't quite counted.
(maybe fourth if PlayChoice-10 Bases Loaded is counted, from the same machine the Virus proto came from)

I didn't see anything wrong with the link, but if you don't want to, it's simply a clone console maker's site advertising another clone with games that may or may not be licensed, I'm not sure.
Most of the large list comes from only a few companies: Jaleco, Irem, and Capcom. So maybe it's legit.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! I thought you were saying that we didn't like Retro-Bit.

Anyway yeah it's kind of cool seeing Bashi Bazook and Escape from Atlantis get official releases.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By official, you mean of course them finally selling the game discovered, rescued and dumped by the fans and collectors. I'll bet we find the ROM used in it is the same as the one released here.

There are some other strange selections I see in that list. NES Rodland and Hammerin Harry(PAL only), Free Fall (the Pre-Color Dreams version of Fish Fall?). Also, what are Lan Master, Mazezam, Lawn Mower, Corn Buster and Creepy Bird?

I really wonder what the agreements with Capcom, Jaleco and the others entail... This game list is a real cluster.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would guess Creepy Bird to be some homebrew Flappy Bird clone.

I think Corn Buster is an unfinished SNES Breakout-type game (similar to Devilish/Bad Omen for Genesis, Game Gear and DS).

(Corn Buster is almost certainly unfinished, as you can just let the game scroll through all the levels automatically until it soft-locks at the end.)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Corn Buster got released at some point by Piko Interactive. They supposedly finished the game so it wasn't just stuck in a debug mode. I would guess that version is included.

And to answer your question about Zooming Secretary, its a homebrew Nes game by Shiru.

http://www.romhacking.net/homebrew/3/

Lan Master and Lawn Mower are also Nes hombrews by him.

http://www.romhacking.net/homebrew/2/
http://www.romhacking.net/homebrew/42/

I see one of the games is Yanchamaru 3. (aka Kid Niki 3) I'm guessing the game is going to be left in Japanese and not translated.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yeah, of course it's the ROMs we dumped, but it's their property! This isn't unprecedented, there are Activision prototypes in their 2600 collections that were downloaded from the internet.
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