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blast processed
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(04-16-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Playing through Lunar for the first time and noticed a Model 1 on the table at the inventors shop.

Also this lol

Edit: i guess I should have posted this in the SCD thread... oh well.
IrishNinja
(04-16-2017, 11:03 AM)
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oh my god, how did i miss that model 1 in the day? nice find!
alienator
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(04-16-2017, 12:42 PM)
We released our latest new megadrive demo 'OVERDRIVE 2' last night.

watch live: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/135854774?t=03h45m11s

or download the rom for yo flashcarts: here

it simply will fail on every emulator on this planet because of the tricks we used.
Shaneus
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(04-16-2017, 12:52 PM)
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Oh god, you did a sequel?!?!?

Will this get a cart release as well?
alienator
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(04-16-2017, 12:58 PM)

Originally Posted by Shaneus

Oh god, you did a sequel?!?!?

Will this get a cart release as well?

we are planning to produce some, but i guess like the first, in limited quantity ;)
Shaneus
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(04-16-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by alienator

we are planning to produce some, but i guess like the first, in limited quantity ;)

Oh, I'll keep my eyes on all channels then!

Well done on putting on a good show, the commentators reactions ("No way!") mirrored mine exactly!
sixteen-bit
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(04-16-2017, 01:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by alienator

We released our latest new megadrive demo 'OVERDRIVE 2' last night.

watch live: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/135854774?t=03h45m11s

or download the rom for yo flashcarts: here

it simply will fail on every emulator on this planet because of the tricks we used.

cool beans, will check it out for sure
Laevateinn
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(04-16-2017, 02:03 PM)
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Hey guys, I got (part of) a Phantasy Star tattoo. We ran out of time so I need to come back whenever my vacation refreshes.

Pictures:

sixteen-bit
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(04-16-2017, 08:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Laevateinn

Hey guys, I got (part of) a Phantasy Star tattoo. We ran out of time so I need to come back whenever my vacation refreshes.

Pictures:

Awesome
MikeHattsu
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(04-16-2017, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Laevateinn

Hey guys, I got (part of) a Phantasy Star tattoo. We ran out of time so I need to come back whenever my vacation refreshes.

Pictures:

No more onsen for you? ;p
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(04-16-2017, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by alienator

We released our latest new megadrive demo 'OVERDRIVE 2' last night.

watch live: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/135854774?t=03h45m11s

or download the rom for yo flashcarts: here

it simply will fail on every emulator on this planet because of the tricks we used.

Just tried this, awesome! I had to reconnect up my PAL MD to make it work. I got some weird warning before the demo began saying something about my MD1 having plane mix errors, but the demo looked fine compared to the video.
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(04-16-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Laevateinn

Hey guys, I got (part of) a Phantasy Star tattoo. We ran out of time so I need to come back whenever my vacation refreshes.

Pictures:

that's dedication. and nice looking, artist did a good job =)
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(04-16-2017, 11:53 PM)
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That tattoo is dope! Even if it wasn't Phantasy Star it's one of the best coolest tattoos I've seen. Who is the artist? What did you use as a reference?
Laevateinn
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(04-17-2017, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by MikeHattsu

No more onsen for you? ;p

I also have a shitty Mjolnir tattoo I got when I was a lot younger because I like Scandinavian metal. Non-private onsen were already out of the picture.

Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

that's dedication. and nice looking, artist did a good job =)

Thanks, I'm super happy with it.

Originally Posted by b3b0p

That tattoo is dope! Even if it wasn't Phantasy Star it's one of the best coolest tattoos I've seen. Who is the artist? What did you use as a reference?

The artist is Hori Benny. I found him from the Japanese Tattoos book he co-wrote with Brian Ashcraft.

I emailed him and said I wanted a Phantasy Star tattoo and his reply was basically "omg you have no idea how much I love Phantasy Star". I think this book was his primary reference. He's super cool.

Our schedules didn't mesh well since I had already bought tickets and was planning to use that day in Tokyo to organize our luggage and chill. We ended up having to take the Shinkansen early in the morning and the last one out that night so we could get back in time to get our luggage sent to the airport.
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blast processed
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(04-17-2017, 02:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by IrishNinja

oh my god, how did i miss that model 1 in the day? nice find!

Maybe it was hard to tell through composite back in the day on a smaller TV? I guess now that i run everything through XRGB. I pay attention to small details.
alienator
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(04-20-2017, 09:11 AM)
Not sure if right place and if/or there are still megadrive developers lurking here, but we released all our tech info and finds on the vdp / debug register (ab)used in Overdrive 2 right here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...DCBBV8saY8/pub

enjoy the read and happy figuring out !!
Laevateinn
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(04-20-2017, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by alienator

Not sure if right place and if/or there are still megadrive developers lurking here, but we released all our tech info and finds on the vdp / debug register (ab)used in Overdrive 2 right here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...DCBBV8saY8/pub

enjoy the read and happy figuring out !!

This is cool. Thanks. I keep trying to teach myself 68k and MD programming so things like this are much appreciated. I'll look it over this weekend.
Shaneus
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(04-21-2017, 12:22 AM)
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What were the poll results? Obviously we didn't update the thread title for April but fingers crossed we get Ranger X for May!

Originally Posted by alienator

Not sure if right place and if/or there are still megadrive developers lurking here, but we released all our tech info and finds on the vdp / debug register (ab)used in Overdrive 2 right here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...DCBBV8saY8/pub

enjoy the read and happy figuring out !!

Will do! Still hanging for a cart copy of it ;)

Quick question: From the video, it didn't seem quite as impressive (personally) as the first one. I guess viewing it directly on my MD1 it will blow me away even more?
And is this one best viewed at 50hz like the first?
Zubz
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(04-21-2017, 12:42 AM)
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I really gotta get my Genesis hooked back up to actually take part in this thread.
Morfeo
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(04-21-2017, 03:00 AM)
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Sorry guys, as i wrote a few weeks ago, I am spending six weeks in Paris without my Mega Drive, so hasnt been keeping up completely. Sad to see there has been no discussion of Marvel Land though.

Anyways, here are the poll-results:

A total of 39 votes and its a tie for Rolling Thunder 2 and Ranger X, both of them got 12 votes. The rest of the results were:
Strider - 8
Toejam & Earl - 4
Valis 3 - 3

This mean we will do Ranger X in may and Rolling Thunder 2 in june (since i need to order this lol).
Laevateinn
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(04-21-2017, 03:08 AM)
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I ended up finding a copy of Marvel Land in Osaka so I'll be playing it this weekend.
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(04-21-2017, 03:09 AM)
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damn! good votes, congrats to Ranger X...finally gonna have to give that one a proper go, then

Originally Posted by Laevateinn

I ended up finding a copy of Marvel Land in Osaka so I'll be playing it this weekend.

post your thoughts, i played it casually in the day & seemed to enjoy it but never did pick it up for get far
Morfeo
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(04-21-2017, 04:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Laevateinn

I ended up finding a copy of Marvel Land in Osaka so I'll be playing it this weekend.

Glad to hear this, looking forward to hear your thoughts!
davidwhangchoi
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(04-21-2017, 04:29 AM)
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time to look for genesis games =)
Momotaro
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(04-21-2017, 05:05 AM)
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Rolling Thunder 2 is one of my faves. Love the game's aesthetic.
alienator
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(04-21-2017, 06:37 AM)

Originally Posted by Shaneus

What were the poll results? Obviously we didn't update the thread title for April but fingers crossed we get Ranger X for May!


Will do! Still hanging for a cart copy of it ;)

Quick question: From the video, it didn't seem quite as impressive (personally) as the first one. I guess viewing it directly on my MD1 it will blow me away even more?
And is this one best viewed at 50hz like the first?


Well, i cant force u to find it quite as impressive as OD1 ;) but the amount of stuff going on under the hood and onscreen (full screen zoomers, border-breaking, the 3D (checkout the dev screenshot here under this bit) is for sure waaaay more advanced than OD1.



it will only run on a 50hz PAL md, the sacrifices for running it on NTSC will be very severe downgrading everything.
sixteen-bit
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(04-21-2017, 02:21 PM)
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Nice, I already own both those games.
BTails
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(04-21-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Hell yes people, Data Discs is teasing a new soundtrack release on vinyl that I thought you guys might be into...

https://twitter.com/datadiscs/status/855486728680984580

Oneida, I know you're on the AB defense force with me. Let's do this!
sixteen-bit
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(04-21-2017, 07:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by BTails

Hell yes people, Data Discs is teasing a new soundtrack release on vinyl that I thought you guys might be into...

https://twitter.com/datadiscs/status/855486728680984580

Oneida, I know you're on the AB defense force with me. Let's do this!

I wonder when they're gonna release though. Gunstar still isn't out and that was announced ages ago
BTails
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(04-21-2017, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

I wonder when they're gonna release though. Gunstar still isn't out and that was announced ages ago

The good thing with Data Discs, is that even if they "announce" a release like this, they don't put it up for sale until they have the actual records on hand. No lengthy pre-order period/delays!
Shaneus
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(04-22-2017, 03:33 AM)
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Wow, two very different games won the poll, exciting! Can't wait to get stuck into both along with everyone else :)

Originally Posted by alienator

Well, i cant force u to find it quite as impressive as OD1 ;) but the amount of stuff going on under the hood and onscreen (full screen zoomers, border-breaking, the 3D (checkout the dev screenshot here under this bit) is for sure waaaay more advanced than OD1.



it will only run on a 50hz PAL md, the sacrifices for running it on NTSC will be very severe downgrading everything.

Jesus, that's crazy. I was probably only mildly impressed because I only saw it via that stream. On console and PVM I'm sure my mind will change!

Sad update: The demo won't play with my flash cart, it says it's too big :(

God damn it, I was really looking forward to watching it! It's there any way it can be shrunk? I have the Everdrive X3, which supports a max size of 7MB :/
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alienator
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(04-22-2017, 08:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Shaneus


God damn it, I was really looking forward to watching it! It's there any way it can be shrunk? I have the Everdrive X3, which supports a max size of 7MB :/


i feel your pain :) i got an everdrive x1 ;/ cant even watch my own demo !

but cart production should start soon.
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(04-22-2017, 01:24 PM)
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I tried the demo on my system. It's crazy impressive, especially the rain in the beginning. I love the 2D graphics but the 3D was really amazing as well.

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(04-22-2017, 04:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by TeaJay

I tried the demo on my system. It's crazy impressive, especially the rain in the beginning. I love the 2D graphics but the 3D was really amazing as well.

Did you get any warnings at the very first self test screen too?

Maybe alienator can shed some light on what the self test does!
Shaneus
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(04-22-2017, 09:49 PM)
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All you people trying it out... you have flash carts that will fit/run the demo?
TeaJay
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(04-22-2017, 10:19 PM)
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I have flashcarts for all my systems. When I went out and bought them I bought the best ones I could at the time because why not, I'd be annoyed if the more versatile ones have an option I want to use later. So, Mega Everdrive, I guess that's the equivalent of X7 nowadays. The demo runs beautifully, just had to remember to flick the 50hz switch.

(also SD2SNES which is what I recommend to people every time.)
Shaneus
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(04-23-2017, 12:21 AM)
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Ah, nice work! I only got my X3 a year or so ago, couldn't justify the X7 at $170US. But it's okay, I'm officially "on the list" for the physical cart when it comes out! Can only hope the price doesn't sting too much.
Laevateinn
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(04-23-2017, 03:04 AM)
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Oh god. This is like Alex Kidd with the Rock Paper Scissors
davidwhangchoi
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(04-23-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shaneus

But it's okay, I'm officially "on the list" for the physical cart when it comes out! Can only hope the price doesn't sting too much.

what game is that? the demo screenshot looks good.
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(04-23-2017, 04:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

what game is that? the demo screenshot looks good.

It's not a game, it's a "demo".

Back in the early 90s there was a thing called the demoscene, where groups of people with a love for exploiting hardware tricks and programming would create a "demo" of their group's skills, complete with music and often doing things that people didn't believe things were possible with that hardware.

The demoscene kinda started with the C64 (as far as I know), then moved onto the Amiga. The PC demoscene then ran parallel (and in competition somewhat) with that, spawning groups like Future Crew (who would later become Remedy Entertainment) and a few others.

Even though PC hardware is getting more complicated and getting more impressive demos, many people still like to try and push existing, fixed-spec hardware to the limit. That's what you're seeing above, with Titan's Overdrive 2 and of course, their original Overdrive.

I didn't actually mention that demos are non-interactive, too. So they're like cool music videos :)
davidwhangchoi
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(04-23-2017, 05:42 AM)
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thanks Shaneus for the info =)
i should crosspost this as i usually just put my haul in retroGAF but it's genesis games:
i picked these up last night during dinner:
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(04-23-2017, 07:36 PM)
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Just beat Marvel Land. I thought it was okay. The music was great, the graphics were charming, the power-ups were interesting but there were a few things that bugged me about the gameplay.

The biggest issue was how prone to slowdown this game is. The Genesis is a mighty system with blast processing and shouldn't feel this sluggish throughout. Certainly they could have spent a little more time optimizing. The final part of 4-6 was practically unplayable due to all the slowdown. Sometimes I felt like I was jumping blindly. I'm also not a fan of opening a door to be sent back several stages. Finally, the bosses are horrible. I hate this about Alex Kidd but it's worse here.

I feel like iIt's trying to be a lot of games that were out at the time. I get little glimmers of Alex Kidd, Wonder Boy, and Super Mario Bros (castles at the beginning of a world. I wonder where I've seen that before?). In the future, I think I'd rather play any of those games instead.

It's kind of amazing that Sonic the Hedgehog came out roughly the same time as this. I get the sense that nobody really understood the Genesis or was trying to go beyond the standard platforming formula that the greats had established plus a gimmick or two. Once Sonic was released, the world changed and everyone had to catch up.

Finally, I could never figure out why sometimes my trail power up was large and sometimes it was short. I ended up not relying on it too much.
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(04-23-2017, 10:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Laevateinn

Just beat Marvel Land. I thought it was okay. The music was great, the graphics were charming, the power-ups were interesting but there were a few things that bugged me about the gameplay.

The biggest issue was how prone to slowdown this game is. The Genesis is a mighty system with blast processing and shouldn't feel this sluggish throughout. Certainly they could have spent a little more time optimizing. The final part of 4-6 was practically unplayable due to all the slowdown. Sometimes I felt like I was jumping blindly. I'm also not a fan of opening a door to be sent back several stages. Finally, the bosses are horrible. I hate this about Alex Kidd but it's worse here.

I feel like iIt's trying to be a lot of games that were out at the time. I get little glimmers of Alex Kidd, Wonder Boy, and Super Mario Bros (castles at the beginning of a world. I wonder where I've seen that before?). In the future, I think I'd rather play any of those games instead.

It's kind of amazing that Sonic the Hedgehog came out roughly the same time as this. I get the sense that nobody really understood the Genesis or was trying to go beyond the standard platforming formula that the greats had established plus a gimmick or two. Once Sonic was released, the world changed and everyone had to catch up.

Finally, I could never figure out why sometimes my trail power up was large and sometimes it was short. I ended up not relying on it too much.

That part made me rage. The big blue maze stage was just annoying. Otherwise decent enough platformer but yeah I'll never replay it.
blast processed
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(04-24-2017, 12:22 AM)
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LOL wrong thread
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(04-24-2017, 12:31 AM)
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Those translucent N64s look rad
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(04-25-2017, 02:24 PM)
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http://www.gamingrebellion.com/2017/...ium-interview/

New interview with the Paprium devs. Great read!

This interview pushed me over the edge. I just pre ordered the limited Japanese version!

I wonder why the recommend playing it on a model II after mentioning the game pushes the MD to the absolute max.
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blast processed
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(04-25-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Anyone play Marvel Land? Anyone care? I tried it for a bit and it wasn't for me.
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(04-25-2017, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by socksfelloff

http://www.gamingrebellion.com/2017/...ium-interview/

New interview with the Paprium devs. Great read!

This interview pushed me over the edge. I just pre ordered the limited Japanese version!

I wonder why the recommend playing it on a model II after mentioning the game pushes the MD to the absolute max.

Hmm, in the interview they mention that the PAL version will "use the 240p resolution for a more full-screen image." I have a modified Genesis that can be switched from PAL to NTSC mode. Should be interesting to see any differences.
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(04-25-2017, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by blast processed

Anyone play Marvel Land? Anyone care? I tried it for a bit and it wasn't for me.

My thought after playing are above. Overall, I think the game has a lot of character but has a lot of flaws.
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Originally Posted by Leynos

Hmm, in the interview they mention that the PAL version will "use the 240p resolution for a more full-screen image." I have a modified Genesis that can be switched from PAL to NTSC mode. Should be interesting to see any differences.

I'm not so sure. The aspect ratio should be screwed up in any case, you'd have a bit more of the background but I'm not sure it's worth it.

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