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#1582

Special in that it’s just very different from The Show. The batting has real bat/ball physics. Practicing in HR derby I kept grounding out, lower the bat and get under the ball a bit and bam dingers, lol. The ambient crowd sounds/cheers are also different, almost has a soccer/football feel to it that more reflects Japanese baseball.

I’m still working on the pitching aspect and haven’t even touched pennant or tutorial mode yet. It’s a baseball game so it what it is, but so far I have had fun with it. A nice change of pace from The Show (which I also like).

Language barrier isn’t too bad thanks to Spirits Translation. (lol, just saw their website has ‘what makes this game so special section.’ I must have unconsciously used their term.)

[edit] fyi, the series also goes by Professional Yakyuu Spirits, yakyuu being baseball in Japanese.


#1583

Awesome, I’ll be sure to give my 2012 copy a try then.


#1584

Couldn’t find my childhood copy of Age of Empires so I picked up a cheap copy which also came with AoE3.


#1585

I also sometimes use the Google Translate app on my phone (with camera) to translate some stuff on the screen if I have a question. It’s not perfect, it translated Shohei Ohtani’s name to something silly but it’s another tool to use if you need it.


#1586

Holy… great idea!


#1587

Ha, play around with it before you get too excited. It works for simple things but don’t expect to play an rpg or something.


#1588

Been waiting a while for these to show up.
They took Guncon support out of the US release of resident evil survivor



#1589

Picked up a SNES Jr. :smiley:


#1590

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HAGANE!

Super stoked for all four, but I almost bought Hagane many years ago when it was new while I worked at Electronics Boutique. I’m still kicking myself! At least I could rectify that with a Super Famicom cart.


#1591

Oh man that Hagane is nice.

must resist temptation to go to ebay


#1592

I’ve been playing TenshI no uta 2 with it alongside an English walk through and it’s worked just fine. It’s very machiny, but it let’s me understand all the major story beats. Granted it’s a very old and simple rpg.


#1593

It’s at least affordable in Super Famicom cart only. I paid around $60 for it pre-discount. King of Dragons was $45. Both are usually a lot more in US cart as you probably know.


#1594

Only thing I’ve noticed is there are tons of fake carts so it’s hard to know what’s real.


#1595

The US versions seem to include a lot more “new” carts listed that are repros. I’ve seen a lot less JPN fakes because the prices are lower in general.

I do plan to open these and have a look.


#1596

Picked up a game today that I thought I would never get ahold of CIB due to the high prices. I found it locally for $80 CAD ($61 USD), and it’s in near perfect condition.


#1597

Ooh nice pickup! I need to look for this one myself.


#1598

Don’t you love it when something just appears like that? It’s why I keep going to the retro game stores near me. Treasures appear often.


#1599

Some PC engine games. I got all these at about half what they normally cost. Dodgeball was so cheap I couldn’t let it go, no idea if it’s any good to be honest, but on the whole the Nekketsu line is pretty decent I think.

Mostly excited for Rayxanber III which was really quite cheap all things considered.


#1600

Those are great PC Engine titles!


#1601

It’s been a while since I’ve posted in this thread. Here are the highlights from my pickups:

It’s hard to make out the Sega Saturn on the left so here’s a better look: