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I really liked having the bigger screen of the XL but it's really not a needed extra. The "New" consoles come with a second analogue stick like thing which helps with some games and there's a few exclusives like Xenoblade Chronicles but there's not much of an upgrade there.

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I had a bit of birthday money and didn't really have anything I wanted or needed. I'd recently been reading about the PS Vita and how they've been quite hackable for a while now. I had an original Vit

Asuka building an arcade cab.  Essentially, this is the hardest pornography that has ever existed for me.

Me and my mate were back at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge for their latest arcade night and had a brilliant time as usual. We've missed the last few so it was interesting to see t

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You get a bigger screen, I can't imagine there'd be a big difference in price between a "standard  size" New 3DS and a New 2DSXL, but you definitely need to grab one with the "New" monicker, as they're more powerful than the original, and there are a lot more options in terms of digital download eshop/virtual console stuff. Also I hear Xenoblade saga might be right up your JRPG alley, and only runs on the New3DS family of consoles.

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Another round of old SNK games is avaailable to claim through Prime Gaming now.

Also I discovered today that this month is the 35th anniversary of the release of Ghosts & Goblins.

Sega have "exciting" news about Sonic's 30th anniversary. Hopefully Dixie Carter isn't working for Sega.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/05/sega_cant_wait_to_share_exciting_news_about_sonics_30th_anniversary

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Does anyone here own or has anyone owned a 32X? 

I’ve flirted with buying one for years, mainly because I want to play Knuckles Chaotix.

I’m well aware that the game library for it is tiny, but if I were to buy one, what games would you recommend (outside of, y’know, the one I just mentioned)? Or would you advise me to avoid it completely?

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1 hour ago, RedRooster said:

Does anyone here own or has anyone owned a 32X? 

I’ve flirted with buying one for years, mainly because I want to play Knuckles Chaotix.

I’m well aware that the game library for it is tiny, but if I were to buy one, what games would you recommend (outside of, y’know, the one I just mentioned)? Or would you advise me to avoid it completely?

I bought one for my best man as his wedding favour ten years ago. It’s a nice thing to own and look at, but I don’t think he ever bought any more games for it.

You could get an emulator (Kega Fusion and Picodrive are decent) and see if there’s anything you like? There aren’t many games, so wouldn’t take long to download the entire back catalogue.

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6 hours ago, RedRooster said:

Does anyone here own or has anyone owned a 32X? 

I’ve flirted with buying one for years, mainly because I want to play Knuckles Chaotix.

I’m well aware that the game library for it is tiny, but if I were to buy one, what games would you recommend (outside of, y’know, the one I just mentioned)? Or would you advise me to avoid it completely?

I had one back in the day. I still enjoy playing the games from it now for nostalgia sake, but if you don't have that connection to it, I wouldn't bother getting one now.

Certainly try before you buy through emulation. Games I had back then were Virtua Racing Deluxe, Virtua Fighter, Star Wars Arcade, Doom and FIFA. They were all great for the time, and would recommend trying any of those. Can't say I ever really got on with Chaotix. 

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I had one. It was decent. I enjoyed playing Virtua Fighter, Virtua Racing Deluxe and Star Wars arcade. I've played Knuckles Chaotix on an emulator. It's an interesting platformer with a fascinating gimmick. 

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Does anyone have one of those MegaSD contraptions? It's a flashcart but alsk allows you to play Mega CD games without owning the add-on, just the Megadrive.

It works with 32X games but you still need to have one plugged in. It's pricey but the gimmick of not needing a CD sure helps as they can go for quite a bit now.

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I had a 32x for a bit

Afterburner

Virtua Racing

Space Harrier

Doom

Fifa 96

WWF Raw

The Giant Robot One I forget 

We're all decent

Always wanted to try the Mortal Kombat that landed. 

Faff to set up, but fun lil. system though

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Can anyone recommend a good plug and play retro machine? I've seen so many sites around but not sure which companies are decent. Plus some look fairly expensive and not looking to pay over the odds unnecessarily.

Looking to purchase one for a friend for a birthday present but don't really want anything too complicated that needs building etc.

Thanks.

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I picked up the SNK all in one tabletop machine the other month. It's got a fairly good range of games on it. It also has an HDMI output. Which allows you to connect it to a TV if you want. It may still be on offer and should be available from Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NEOGEO-Mini-Console-International-Version/dp/B07H472N6H

Or try and find a pre built retro pie MAME unit. That'll have pretty much all the games anyone could want. From arcade games up to the PS1 era if not further. Ebay should have a plethora of sellers offering these.

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