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  1. DBloke

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    **Note you will need more than just a Wii **
    (as most are on PS2 id say thats your best bet)
    **No emulators**
    (legal stuff)

    This is a tread that might save you some money (most packs are only £15)
    Its about those retro game packs that theres quite a few of
    Due to Nintendos "the correct order" realese policy and high priceis for even the rubbish VC games here are some retro game packs that will save you a bit of cash
    I am avoiding the Japan only collections as there are loads of them and they have no/little chance of comin out in the US.UK

    Barein in mind im in the UK so most will be out or comin out in the UK
    If theres any not listed post them and I will add them to this post
    Also I need average US prices

    Here we go -
    Sega Megadrive/Genisis collection
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Megadrive_Collection
    For - PS2/PSP
    Average price £15 (worth it)
    What you get -
    28 games (most are out on VC)

    Extras - This collection also features more than 35 minutes of unlockable interviews from SEGA of Japan, a "museum" with facts about the games, strategy tips for each game and a set of unlockable arcade games. The PS2's unlockable arcade titles are: Altered Beast (arcade version), Future Spy, Tac/Scan, Zaxxon, and Zektor. The PSP's unlockables are: Astro Blaster, Congo Bongo, Eliminator, Space Fury, and Super Zaxxon.

    NEW
    Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic's_Ultimate_Genesis_Collection
    Consoles - 360/PS3
    It is more or less the same as the other one with a few new games

    They are playable at 720p and have online things
    **Note no lock on on the Sonic games**


    Capcom classics collection 1 and 2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_Classics_Collection
    For - PSP/PS2/Xbox/Psone (hard to get hold of)/Saturn (even harder to get hold of Japan only)
    Average price - £15 (Seen in some placies as both for £20)
    What you get -
    Number one -

    Volume 2 -
    Taito Legends
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taito_Legends
    For - Xbox/PS2/PSP
    Price - about £15
    What you get -
    Note: The seven games listed above have also appeared on the Japanese Taito Memories collections. The games listed below were previously exclusive to this collection, but with the exception of Jungle Hunt, Colony 7, Electric YoYo, Zoo Keeper, Tube It, and Tokio, are now featured in the Japanese Taito Memories 2 collections.)
    Taito legends 2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taito_Legends_2
    For - PSP/Xbox/PS2 -Note PS2 and Xbox versions contain slight verations
    Price - About £15
    Taito Legends 2 consists of the following 43 arcade games, split across Xbox/PC and PS2 (the Xbox/PC and PS2 versions each have four exclusive games, for a total of 39 games on each):
    What you get -
    PS2 exclusives
    Xbox/PC exclusives
    Namco Museum
    (Warning theres a pack that contains remakes that is best avoided)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namco_Museum
    For PSP/PS2/xbox/DS/Gamecube/Psone/GBA/N64 lets just say a lot
    Price - About £20
    Since there is a few diffrent versions of this I will list the games from the most recent version
    Note - These are arcade versions not the home versions
    Midway Arcade Treasures
    (note there are three of them)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Arcade_Treasures
    For -PS2/PSP/360/Gamecube/Dreamcast
    Price - About £10
    What you get -
    Vol 1

    Vol 2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Arcade_Treasures_2
    Vol three
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Arcade_Treasures_3
    PSP version
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Arcade_Treasures:_Extended_Play
    MegaMan Anniversary Collection
    US only you lucky buggers
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_Anniversary_Collection
    Formats - PS2/xbox/Gamecube
    Price - $20
    What you get -
    There is also somethin called a "Navi mode"
    This is a new mode that was added to the six NES Mega Man games in the Rockman Complete Works set for the original PlayStation. The mode does the following:
    • Adds helpers (different character for each game, except Mega Man 1 and Mega Man 6 which have the same helper), who provide Game Hints if the player is in need of help, they are:
    Dr. Light in Mega Man 1 and Mega Man 6.
    Roll in Mega Man 2.
    Proto Man in Mega Man 3.
    Kalinka in Mega Man 4.
    Dr. Cossack in Mega Man 5.
    • Updates Energy meters
    • Updates Weapon sub-screens (Mega Man 1-3 only)
    • Includes the appearance of Beat or Eddie (depending on the game), who show up in certain areas to show the player the best routes to take. Beat in Mega Man 1-4, Eddie in Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6.
    • Remixes soundtracks (PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions only)
    MegaMan X collection
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_X_Collection
    For - PS2/Gamecube(Dont think its in the UK)
    Price - A few $$$



    Sonic Mega collection

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Mega_Collection_Plus
    For - Game cube (see next one for other versions)
    Price - About £20
    What you get -
    Unlockable Games:
    Unlockable Games only in Japanese version:
    Theres also a load of nerdy extras

    Sonic Mega collection PLUS
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Mega_Collection_Plus#Sonic_Mega_Collection_Plus
    For - PS2/Xbox
    Price - About £10
    What you get -
    See above for list but with a few additions of a few Game Gear games
    Sonic gems collection
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Gems_Collection
    For - Gamecube/PS2
    Price - About £15
    What you get -
    The collection also includes the six Game Gear games that were absent in Sonic Mega Collection Plus:
    The two unlockable games in all 3 regions are
    The other four unlockable games are only in the Japanese version are
    Zelda collecters edition
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Collector's_Edition
    For - Gamecube
    Price - So cheap it makes you think that Nintendo are on drugs
    What you get-
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Ocarina_of_Time_Master_Quest
    Ok its not a collection but its cheaper than getin it on the Wii
    Format - Game cube
    Price - See above
    What you get -
    • Errrrrrrrrrrr
    Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami_Classics_Series:_Arcade_Hits
    Format - DS
    Price - Uknown
    What you get -

    Super Mario all stars
    (you didnt think id leave this out)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_All_Stars
    Format - SNES
    Price - Lets just say cheap
    What you get -
    • Can you say MARIO
    SNK Arcade classics vol 1
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNK_Arcade_Classics_Vol._1
    For - PS2/PSP/Wii
    Price - £20
    Metal Slug (there is also the Metal Slug collection for Wii/PS2/PSP)
    • Magician Lord
    • King of Fighters '94
    • King of the Monsters
    • Samurai Showdown
    • Art of Fighting
    • World Heroes
    • Fatal Fury
    • Last Resort
    • Top Hunter
    • Sengoku
    • Burning Fight
    • Shock Troopers
    • Super Sidekicks 3
    • Neo Turf Masters
    • Baseball Stars 2

    Metal Slug Anthology

    Art of Fighting Anthology
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_of_Fighting_Anthology
    For - PS2
    Price - Dirt cheap
    Games

    • Art of Fighting
    • Art of fighting 2
    • Art of fighting 3

    King of the fighters Collection Orochi
    For -PS2/PSP/Wii
    Price -£20(has been seen for a tenner)
    Games
    • King of the fighters 94
    • King of the fighters 95
    • King of the fighters 96
    • King of the fighters 97 (yay)
    • King of the fighters 98 (Epic yay)
    World heros Anthology
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Heroes_Anthology
    For - PS2/PSP
    Price - As with most these SNK games its cheap
    Games

    Fatal Fury Battle Archives vol 1
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Fury_(series)
    For - PS2
    Price - A few quid
    Games


    Fatal Fury Battle Archives vol 2
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_Fury_(series)
    For - PS2
    Price - £20 (not out in the UK yet give it a year)
    Games


    Samurai Showdown Anthology

    For- PS2/PSP/Wii
    Price - Unknown
    Games
    • Samurai showdown
    • Samurai showdown 2
    • Samurai showdown 3
    • Samurai showdown 4
    • Samurai showdown 5
    • Samurai Showdown 5 Special
    • Samurai showdown 6

    ----Coming soon----




    Nice to see SNK doin what they should

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    The last option is to look round ebay, Junk shops, flea markets (not markets for fleas) car boots for the ordinal consoles as they call be found dirt cheap (but not the NeoGeo).


    Please keep coments constructive
     
    #1 DBloke, Jan 21, 2008
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  2. Supermariomp3

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    if only there was a retro nintendo game collection for the psp :yesnod:...unfortunately that would never happen...:(
     
  3. Backwards Man

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    Well that is fine and dandy if you have more than one system...which I dont!!! Only the Gamecube ones apply. This is like saying go buy a Genesis or SNES, and buy the games....
     
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    Yea, did anyone ever notice that there really wasn't really many retro game collection games for the wii besides sonic and a few others I do not know.
     
  5. DBloke

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    refer to last part of op
    But most people have a PS2 (or 360) as well
     
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    flight1991 STOP IT!

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    all of these games r hard to find, not to mension the SNES!! Ebay would be the only place, better to get them for VC, makes the value of the Wii WAY higher when / if you go to sell it.
     
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    There only hard to find if you live in a field some ware
    Or in a place with out shops and internet access (like a field)

    As stated
     
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    It wouldnt be totally out of this world for someone to own a PSP or Xbox as well as a wii.

    Capcom collections sound nice.....SNK as well.

    Its too bad we have to go to other systems to get Nintendo games, because Nintendo is trying to make us buy Wally Bear and **** for $11 every week.
    I guess Ill buy an XBOX so I can play Bionic commando and my other favorite NES games...??????? .
     
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    What's the betting most people simply ignore these collections and continue to buy VC games at a much higher price per game? I like to do my homework before shelling out almost £5 just for one Mega Drive / SNES game.

    The Capcom Collections are nice indeed (I have both). Note: Bionic Commando on that Capcom Collection is the slightly inferior (though still good) arcade version, and is basically a different game to the one on the NES.
     
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    ahhhh.......yes, arcade.....I have that rom......Its a legal backup of my coin op stand up machine tho, i swear.....NES version IS better.

    I wish we could get the Double Dragon arcade rom on VC......memories.
     
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    Double dragon is on the Live arcade with a HD mode

    *Dusts off his arcade board of it*
    *Remebers that his cabs half converted*

    Also OP updated
     
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    well, how the hell is wii better than xbox in the retro gaming department then????? Thats the #1 reason I got the wii. ......please someone reaffirm that I made the right decision, because Im starting to wonder.
     
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    bilzar I'm still alive!

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    Thanks for posting this, I might look into some of those collections
     
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    Sadly the Wiis the only way of playin Nintendos retro games (legally)
    But that dosnt stop other companys games comein out else ware

    If only Sega whould bring out the classical Pysico fox or a master system box set
     
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    Apocalypse I am the Apocalypse

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    Yeah I'm waiting for their retro release of all the 3rd party crap. Ninjabread Man ftw /sarcasm
     
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    Bumps this thread

    the mods arnt listenin when I asked this to be stickyed
     
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    Hylian A New Legend Is REBORN!!

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    I've heard there is a SNES emulator that's running on wii.Is that true?
     
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    Not allowed to talk about emulaters on here

    But there is a way pm me for details
     
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    There's an even cheaper alternative for anyone that has a computer. But it's probably not allowed to be mentioned on here lol
     
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    Like I said in the op
    **No emulators**
    (legal stuff)

    Also your not allwoed to addvetise sites in your sig
     

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