Neat to look back on this old thread. In the years since, there are several relatively inexpensive handhelds where you can plug your actual NES/Genesis/SNES cartridge in and play what you own, or ones with preloaded games and an SD card slot in them and play those ROMS that mysterious ended up on that SD car. You can also get yourself a Dingoo with Dingux and other direct-from-China handhelds with all sorts of emulation options, some with nice 4" and bigger brightly backlit LCD screens and rechargeable batteries and nice controls. Just don't drop them. All of that on top of emulation on a smart phone or tablet emulation, which I find less interesting other than the fact that they are close at hand so much more often. A bluetooth controller is useful, but hardly a replacement for a good handheld.
As far as classic systems, I am oddly looking forward to the upcoming emerson arcadia 2001 reviews, as a system I don't own and likely never will. Why does that also-ran interest me, I don't know. Anyone else with an odd fascination for a less-than-successful console? I was tempted by a Vectrex the other week on ebay with 14 games, as another less-than-successful classic system I don't own but I would love to have a few hours of gametime in just to experience.
As far as my own wish list, not the greatest game, but Spider-man: Web Of Fire would complete my 32x collection. As far as consoles go, the only one I would love to add to my collection would be a Neo Geo, but financially probably not going to head down that path any time soon...
Also, lately I've been wondering about the possibility that maybe playing some text-heavy Japanese RPGs might be a helpful tool in learning Japanese. I don't know. I might make a separate thread for this topic.
Actually, nesfan, you can save a lot of money by modding your SNES to play Super Famicom games. Trust me, it's way easier than it sounds. Literally anyone can do it. I mean literally anyone. Here's a video that shows you how to do it:
I'd really like Bounty Bob Strikes Back for the Atari 5200, Battlesphere Gold for the Atari Jaguar, and Konami Arcade Classics for the PSX.[/QUOTE]
I'd really like Bounty Bob Strikes Back for the 5200 or C-64 too. I have never seen a 5200 cart on E-bay. If I ahem.....cough cough cough mailed a blank 5.25" diskette and a $20.00 bill could someone make me a copy with their 1541?
Hasn't the statue of limitations expired on such an act (unlawful disk duplication)?
Surely I jest,