Discovered this video from RetroGameCorps and decided to try it. The monitor is great, it’s quite nice to play with tiny borders. I more of a NES fan and trying to finish TMNT 2 right now. But it looks even more amazing for GameBoy Advance games, which have exactly 3:2 resolution.

Currently playing on my PC, but it also works with my PinePhone. Although due to some kernel or compositor issue it can’t render 3:2 aspect ratio, the picture just glitches. So on the phone instead of 2520x1680, I use 2560x1600. Not a big deal, with such high resolution I can’t tell the difference. But hope that the problem will be sorted out eventually.

About the game. It’s so hard. First two bosses stronger then all other bosses except the last one (the last one actually consists of two bosses). And the last one is so hard… I can’t beat it. In all walkthroughs on YouTube people just never die until the end, save all 3 initial lives, gain 2 more during the completion (so 6 lives in total) and waste almost all of them on the last fight. I can finish up to the last boss on a single continue, but I usually end up with only a single life left and always die. And even though 2 continues are left and they resume the game on the last boss fight, I still can’t beat it because the continue gives me only 3 lives. It’s just not enough to kill Krang and Shredder :( Playing without save states with RetroAchievements of course. Looks like to master the game it’s basically enough to just finish it, because all achievements left for me I just kill last boss, gain 5 lives and complete with a single continue (my profile). But looks like the only way to finish the game is to use a single continue and save all 5 lives. Last fight takes 4+ lives for me. I know about Konami code, but RetroAchievements won’t count if I activate it. Any advice?

In my childhood I managed to finish only 4 levels :)

    • @Weylandyuta@lemmy.world
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      26 months ago

      retroachievements is a website that can log and update your achievement progress on different emulators for your emulated games. You have to make an account and turn off save states and stuff. I think the achievements are made by the community.

    • @ShaturOP
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      6 months ago

      You are right, not the Konami code, it’s 9 lives + stage select. I tried it too, but after this the achievements are not counted after it for some reason.

      RetroAchievements is a service with community-made achievements for retro games. Many emulators supports it. You can login and play as usual to earn them. There is also a hardcode mode when loading states and other emulator advantages are disabled, so you have to beat it as it was on the original hardware.

      • HooPhuckenKarez
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        16 months ago

        My NES lacked the connectivity for such things.

        I have a lot of codes that burst out of my subconcious when I see games that I’ve played the shit out of.

    • @Sabin10@lemmy.world
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      6 months ago

      People are so addicted to the arbitrary “you did it!” mcguffins that they’ve started adding them to games that never had them. Now NES games aren’t done when the credits role because you failed to make it through stage 3 without taking damage or some other bull shit.