snatcher appreciation post!!!

in 1988 hideo kojima wrote and directed a cyberpunk visual novel called "snatcher"

i'm currently playing the english sega cd port on my 3DS via an emulator and it's just ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

it literally opens up with a dedication in the intro that says "this story is dedicated to all those cyberpunks who fight against injustice and corruption every day of their lives"

the graphics are gorgeous, the world-building is top-notch, i can't wait to see where it goes next

somebody asked how to play this on 3DS and i wrote out some instructions so i may as well paste em in the thread too

first you need a hacked 3DS 3ds.hacks.guide/

then you need retroarch docs.libretro.com/guides/insta

you'll want the "picodrive" core in particular

put the sega cd BIOS (you can get it from archive.org) in the "system" folder

then you download the game (it can also be found on archive.org) and run the .cue file to play it (the .bin file is important too and where most of the game data is actually stored)

have fun!!! 😁

good news and bad news peeps

the bad news is, i've just heard some very bad things about the retroarch developers

the good news is, you don't even actually need retroarch to play this -- you can just download picodrive directly!!!

github.com/bubble2k16/picodriv

happy gaming!!! 😁

@vantablack one of my partners has a copy of this game in box

but the day before it arrived her console shat the bed and now we cant play it - we are both super devistated

@eclectic @vantablack pardon my intrusion. I’m a retro console enthusiast and will be willing to help fix your Sega CD. When you turn on the CD and nothing happens. No lights, bios music anything odds are the fuse blew.

@vantablack the slowbeef/diabetus Let's Play of snatcher on segacd is one of my favourite LPs to watch over and over

happy to have played through it as well, as difficult as it was in places

@vantablack the graphics are really great, i have to agree

also that car behind the old man in the last image looks like it's made from balloons

@vantablack it's a great game, indeed! I have the #MSX version which I should play now that I have a working computer again, thanks for reminding me :Blobhaj:

@eredien first you need a hacked 3DS 3ds.hacks.guide/

then you need retroarch docs.libretro.com/guides/insta

you'll want the "picodrive" core in particular

put the sega cd BIOS (you can get it from archive.org) in the "system" folder

then you run the .cue file to play the game (it can also be found on archive.org)

best of luck!!! 😁

@eredien (the .bin file is important too and where most of the game data is stored but you run the .cue file to actually play it)

@vantablack I'm looking at getting it... I noticed that the rom i found says japan, is there an english translation i should look for, or a patch, or is the japanese version in english?

minoor early game spoilers 

@vantablack found a copy and dang

this is good shit

also love how it references the metal gear solid games with the helper bot, like its intro with the Very Familiar Shadow on the wall, then "yeah it's inspired by the metal gear incidents, don't worry tho this robot can't actually attack, isn't it cute?"

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