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  1. Thread: Sega Chess

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    No sorry, I haven't thought of doing a pic of the...

    No sorry, I haven't thought of doing a pic of the late game but both sides had a horse and a rook, and pawn parity... So I presume whenever the Sega king wasn't in check, the oppositor could have...
  2. Thread: Sega Chess

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    Although hardly an ideal set-up, I did some...

    Although hardly an ideal set-up, I did some testing via emulators. It's obviously not reliable in regards to engine performance, however I did have a match against lvl13 GBC Chessmaster, Deep Think...
  3. Thread: Sega Chess

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    Game Gear Chessmaster is a 1mbit ROM, Sega Chess...

    Game Gear Chessmaster is a 1mbit ROM, Sega Chess is 2mbit. With twice the space, that would support the theory that opening book had to be cut for the handheld version.
  4. Thread: Sega Chess

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    Maybe you have seen this already, but someone did...

    Maybe you have seen this already, but someone did a match of Chessmaster GB vs GG that ended in a draw.

    https://youtu.be/0FRcARZnUp8

    Considering the Game Gear and the SMS are quite close...
  5. Thread: Sega Chess

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    Goldenband, thanks for your informative reply....

    Goldenband, thanks for your informative reply. It's cool that you took time to evaluate the game in three matches. I came to Sega Chess intrigued by the "CPU vs CPU" aspect of things, and I can...
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    Please note however that despite sharing the...

    Please note however that despite sharing the title and brand, the 8 and 16bit version are often entirely rewritten, with fundamental changes like ball physics.
  7. Thread: Sega Chess

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    Well, yeah but my point is... Reading around...

    Well, yeah but my point is... Reading around there's no question that Chessmaster was the undisputed king back in the day. So not just "solid", you're comparing with the very best around.

    The...
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    Sorry for necro-threading, but here everyone...

    Sorry for necro-threading, but here everyone seemed so anxious for a snes Chessmaster vs Genesis Chess battle... And the outcome??

    Also, what's the opinion on the chess engine used for the SMS...
  9. Thread: Sega Chess

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    I wonder if the game is so unplayable even at...

    I wonder if the game is so unplayable even at lower settings...
  10. I wonder if in this day and age porting Turrican...

    I wonder if in this day and age porting Turrican I-II from scratch would produce better results, of course using 32megabit size as default for both...
  11. Cartridge isn't region locked, so as long as you...

    Cartridge isn't region locked, so as long as you have a modded Megadrive with hz selector switch you're fine.

    Agree that the music conversion is pedestrian to say the least. Again Universal...
  12. The health system isn't the main problem with...

    The health system isn't the main problem with Code Monkey port though. It could have benefited to have the jump system selectable through options (make it either UP or a button, not both at the same...
  13. https://tay.kinja.com/buck-rogers-in-the-super-nin...

    https://tay.kinja.com/buck-rogers-in-the-super-nintendo-century-1600213878

    Interestingly, I always thought the main sprite change from "black-haired, music listener punk" to "all-american blonde...
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    RIP Kobe Bryant... Was he in any of the Genesis...

    RIP Kobe Bryant... Was he in any of the Genesis Basketball games?
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    Why not? We're talking of the best console...

    Why not? We're talking of the best console version, accurate to the computer original to the point of sharing the same passwords, and crucially compatible with Sega /Mega mouse...
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    Correction sir: planned for release in the US as...

    Correction sir: planned for release in the US as wraith of the Gods, but although rom can be found online, It wasn't released commercially.
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    Populous II

    Populous II
  18. If peacock mode means always naked, then a 12707A...

    If peacock mode means always naked, then a 12707A would be preferable, so that you own both sprites 😁
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    I'm not sure, you know. I mean, Qix seems to...

    I'm not sure, you know.
    I mean, Qix seems to have more interesting variations out there, like the Nintendo developed GB one. And the music on Genesis sounds atrocious.

    Zoom on the other hand,...
  20. What's the earliest stage to distinguish revs? I...

    What's the earliest stage to distinguish revs? I seem to remember that it's not necessary to reach the last boss...
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    I'm curious why the general consensus here is...

    I'm curious why the general consensus here is that 8 bit Columns is better than 16 bit?

    Also, which grid puzzler do you think wins on Genny: Volfied or Zoom!?
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    Well, I conflate game series in the list,...

    Well, I conflate game series in the list, therefore in my hypotetical list Knuckles and Axes take one spot each; which is fair I believe, since the better episodes and the weakest ones can give an...
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    I'm roughly at 250 between all regions and I'm...

    I'm roughly at 250 between all regions and I'm near saturation point. If all titles had kept a reasonable price of say max $100 each, I could see myself adding another thirty or so but hardly more...
  24. Believe it or not, that may be the majority of...

    Believe it or not, that may be the majority of cases. Especially due to the great job Electronic Arts did as a publisher: 99% of their (yellow-tab) carts are region-free and have the adjusted audio...
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    "The Duel set the stage for racing games...

    "The Duel set the stage for racing games everywhere"

    by bmcaleer

    "The rivalry between the precise 959 and the wild F40 was one fought out on computer screens as well as the streets"

    At this...
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