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It's the end of the Dreamcast's 12th birthday.
This is my favorite console, next to my Saturn and Super Nintendo.
Yeah, one of my favorite consoles too, and I believe it was the second or third one I got.
What are some of your favorite games or features of this console?
Ah, the Dreamcast. You will live forever in my heart. Too bad that 9/9 will be remembered as Cirno Day, which is apparently more important than the birthday of Sega's console swansong.
It's Cirno Day on 9/9? Oh... That explains a bunch.
BTW, what are some of your favorite games on this system?
ah, the dreamcast...many hours were spent playing Crazy Taxi, Evolution, Vigilante 8: Second Offense, Star Wars: Demolition, the first Sonic Adventure , and Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future(though I never got very far in that one...).
good times, good times....
edited 10th Sep '11 12:54:31 PM by Blissey1
Phantasy Star Online is my favorite game for the console, probably. Also, the first Sonic Adventure game, MDK 2, Quake III Arena, Maken X, and my personal favorite of the series, Resident Evil: CODE Veronica
edited 10th Sep '11 9:08:37 PM by Aramil
Yeeeeah Dreamcast! So much fun with that system. I would love to play Powerstone 2, SA 2, Project Justice and Skies of Arcadia on it again.
edited 10th Sep '11 10:55:39 PM by VertigoHigh
I've played a Dreamcast just once, so long ago that I barely remember it. Seemed like quite a system.
It's really good. For only being having games released for 2-3 years, it's really good.
EDIT: I just wish it had more third party support. That's the only thing I could criticize about.
edited 11th Sep '11 7:59:49 AM by Aramil
Good times, good times....
Fortunately I do have one in this day and age, sitting alongside my Xbox 360 and Wii . I bought one last year at a yard sale for about $40 (the system itself, the cables, 4 controllers, 2 VM Us, and two games: Sonic Adventure and Chu Chu Rocket). Still playing it every so often (I was on a 2 month-long binge of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2; seriously Mv C 2 was THE reason to own a Dreamcast back in the day). Still building up a collection for it:
I like how more than half of my collection consists of fighting games
edited 12th Sep '11 4:20:31 PM by Aflac
I wish I had a Dreamcast so that I could play the Sonic Shuffle I have. Fortunately, I have Space Channel 5 Special Edition for the PS 2 and both Sonic Adventure games for the Game Cube.
Holy crap, you can get a Dreamcast on Amazon for less than you'd pay for a lot of modern games. Might have to do that.
edited 13th Sep '11 7:58:32 AM by INUH
Does it come with the vmu and right cables? No use getting it if you can't play/save...but one day, I'm going to get one.
edited 13th Sep '11 4:46:17 PM by VertigoHigh
Varies. They're all used, naturally. One that's going for $35 right now says it comes with all the cords and a controller, and VM Us cost under $5 new and $2 used, so that's not a problem...
I'd buy one, but I preordered the Skyrim collector's edition, so I'm trying to save money a bit.
Sounds like a great deal.
Do you guys have any idea on how to put your Dreamcast online? Starlancer and Quake III Arena are still available from Game Spy, and Phantasy Star Online has private servers. I know the PAL version of PSO will boot automatically to a private server, but I have no idea how to get it online.
Reviving this thread because I just recently bought a Dreamcast. So far the only game I have for it is Resident Evil Code Veronica (which so far I actually like better than the PS 2 version), and I'm trying to get my hands on the Marvel vs Capcom games... as well as some CR2032 watch batteries for the VMU.
It feels like a pretty solid system. The controller took me a moment to get used to but so far I'm loving it, though I wonder how exactly you're supposed to play Metal Gear Solid with it.
So, how do you run Homebrew games? Does anyone know an alternative link for Paranoia (the moddb download doesn't work for some reason)?
iirc, some of the homebrew games requires (or atleast, are easier to run on) early Dreamcast models, as later models removed a flaw in the bios which made pirating ridiculously easy. For what it's worth, Wikipedia says the cutoff date is november 2000.
You're better off stockpilling them... or just not bother (like I do) as the VMU guzzles batteries ridiculously fast and most VMU extras are mind numbingly shitty.
edited 8th Jan '12 6:51:41 PM by Glowsquid
I fondly remember Marvel Vs Capcom one. Does that count because I own on the Arcade Version mainly.
If you can do imports, Dantes, I highly suggest you get Vampire Chronicle.
And while you're at it, Garou Mark of the Wolves.
Ikaruga is an excellent shooter as well.
Record Of Lodoss War was a damn good Dreamcast game.
Garou Mark of the Wolves was actually released in North America (replace "Garou" with "Fatal Fury")
But yeah, I do plan to make sure this thing plays imports. And I still kinda wanna know what's even going on in the Vampire games.
The soundtrack was excellent. Better than the original anime's IMO. Makes me sad no one's uploaded it to Youtube yet.
Here's hoping the game is better than the anime as well.
Also, is it worth tracking down the three Bleemcast pseudo-ports? I thought of getting at least Tekken 3 and Metal Gear Solid.
EDIT: Nevermind, read up on it. Seems that Bleemcast is just an emulator on disc and you have to have the original PS 1 games to use it. Well, I have MGS so maybe its worth it anyway.
edited 9th Jan '12 6:14:00 PM by MoeDantes
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