Foolsball

A rare CD-i find in the wild for $2. Rarer still to find a CD-i game at a flea market in Fremont, Ohio. 

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Combative 

$6 at a flea market. Not the best but Ace Combat can be erased from my want list. Been meaning to replay it for a while. 

Also, what’s a key ingredient to a great flea market? Expired beef jerky and sausage shoved into a cabinet with Axe deodorant. Such things can get no better. 

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Now You’re Playing With Power (Pad) 

Half off thrifting day and rummage sale day. Mostly resale items except for the Xbox games. Not pictured is a 3D Avatar Blu-ray and a slew of character twin bed sheets. Bed sheets? Yes. 

If you want something else to hunt while you’re thrifting, scour the bedding. ’80s era bed sheets/sleeping bags can command a decent return. Real Ghostbusters, Batman, Ninja Turtles… Etc. As long as condition is great, they can sell. 

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Linking Up

Well isn’t this a weird one to find buried between stuffed animals at Goodwill? At $2, you can’t say no to a Japanese import plush Link. 

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Change of Scenery 

Changing up the view a little for this small $11 find at a local game store. The Genesis NBA Live ’98 can be scratched from the wish list, although the SNES version remains. 

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Flea Infested 

When it’s this hot out, indoor flea markets are the only choice. For $8, this isn’t such a bad deal. 

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Not So HD

$60 dropped into a local game store. Some decent deals – Mario Galaxy is pristine and was only $10 – and I included the UHD Blu-ray since it was only $10 new. That was a chunk of the cost, and better still, an easy resell for $25 or so. 

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The Day of Birth

Was given (mostly) free reign to mop up in a local game store as a birthday gift, leading to this $75/free game haul. While Strider 2 may be missing the other disc (with an emulated version of the arcade original), it’s been on my most wanted list for a decade now. I’ll take what I can get. Sports fans should note NHL 2002 on GBA, which is an update to the Genesis era NHL titles. Physics are a touch off, but everything from the menus to the sprites are identical to NHL 96/97/98.

(Update: The Strider 2 disc is actually the Strider arcade disc. All copies were misprinted, and the games printed in reverse. I can see why the mistake is easy to make now.)

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Guided

$20 total haul from lower Michigan garage sales. Meh. 

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Checking In

Local game store reopened after being closed for some time. They offered B1G2 free as a thank you, leading to this $20 haul. 

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