Archive for Retro

Lets Talk The SEGA Nomad

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2019 by getbent57

This is the second week for the relaunch of my brothers and I YouTube Channel, I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry.  Like I said my my last weeks post.  The plan is to have a new video up very week.  Have been working on content for months now.  With each new one have gotten better at somethings.  As time goes will get better and better. This weeks video talk about the SEGA Nomad.  Bought it brand new back in 1997.  Give it a watch > here or below.  It would be nice if you could like, subscribe and share.  We are all so on FaceBook > here.

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2018 by getbent57

Ninja_Baseball_Bat_ManGot to check out a very silly but fun game the other day.  A friend has made a full size arcade cabinet.  He showed me the game Ninja Baseball Bat Man.  This is a very Japanese.  It plays just like every other beat ‘em up game.  Makes makes this one standout are the bad guys.  They are crazy looking, let funny at the same time.   Played one of levels.  The end boss had be cracking up.  It was called Mechanical Alligator.  Part way though the battle its tail comes off.  So you have to fight that as well.  The best part is when you win, it turns into hand bag.  Well I have not laugh that hard at a video game in a long time.  Would like to play the whole game jus to see all of it.


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2017 by getbent57

POLYMEGABack in February (2017) learned about a cool new device that would let you play your classic video games on new TV’s.  It was called RetroBlox.  They have since changed their name to POLYMEGA.   There are all kinds of devices that do this does. What makes this one standout.  It doesn’t emulate the games.  It reads them like the original machines do.  The other big differences is the modules.  Which they call Element Modules.  The base unit has a optical disc drive.  Which you can play PlayStation one, TurboGrafx-CD, Sega Cd and Neo Geo CD games.  On the base unit you place the modules.  There are ones for NES, SNES, Genesis and TurboGrafx-16.  You can use the controller that comes with it.  Or you can plug in your classic controllers that go along with ever module you using.

There is know news on a price point for the base your modules yet or when it will be out.  It does look and sound pretty cool.  Don’t think it for everyone. But if you are into colleting retro games or have some games you would like to play again.  It could be a great option.


Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2017 by getbent57

RetroBloxCollecting and playing old “retro” video games is getting more one more popular all the time.  Just read about a new device that if you are into playing old games but don’t want to have them all hocked up.  There are a few different options out here.  This one is called RetroBlox.  What makes this one standout is it’s modular.  Basically what it is, a base unit.  Then you attack different modules to it.  For example you want to play NES, Genesis and the like games.  You attack that module to the base unit.  It will all so play some CD based gams as well, PSX and Sega CD.

It sounds pretty cool.  It is not out yet.  They are doing a Kickstarter first.  What will be in April (2017).  They put an FAQ on their website > here if you are interested