Category Archives: Great Finds

Something You Don’t See Everyday

Literally. Even if you own one, it’s buried inside your CD-I’s guts, so you really don’t see these much.

After buying the wrong adapter twice (there are two kinds; I managed to buy the smaller one twice), I finally have video capabilities for my CD-I. A $50 score from a former game store owner – and worth every cent.*

*not really, because it’s the CD-I

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Christmas Magic

The big three are down. With these monsters out of the way, I’m just seven games away from a complete US Dreamcast set.

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He’s On Fire!

Between the CD-i controller, the Godzilla 2 score, and this for only $2 (!) from a local thrift store, I’d say that’s cause for a celebration.

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Grail Acquired

It only took 20+ years of collecting, but I finally snagged a copy of Godzilla 2 on NES. This came in a Facebook deal that included the games here, Zelda II, Metroid, Thunder & Lightning, and Temple of Doom. The latter four will be headed to ebay to offset some of (the more than fair) $120 investment.

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CD-I Don’t Know Why I Bother

$22 for this haul is a damned good price from an always helpful local game store, and when I get the urge to play CD-I stuff (which is never), I can use something better than the awful wireless remote.

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Envisioned

You’re reading the only blog on Earth (at least, I’d guess so) where someone shows off their Christmas wares, and it’s a Watara Supervision. Yeah, there’s a Dreamcast game in there too, but a SUPERVISION! I’ve never seen A game let alone a lot of this size.

Plus, with this lot, there’s a new milestone: This brings me to over 5000 games owned. 

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Madden-ing

One of my best finds of 2017.

“Uh, it’s a Madden.”

Not any Madden, but Championship Edition. This was only available to rental stores in 1992 in small numbers. The manual – although separated from the staples – is exceedingly hard to find. The local game store selling this didn’t know what they had, and it was 20% off the marked price, making it $19.99. That’s ironic since the orignal sales reciept was inside. What did they pay back then? $19.99.

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Lynx-ed Up

The Lynx games are not the best part of this $80 game store haul, but the pun was too delicious (note the games stacked on the left are boxes only). This find ends the search for a Nintendo Power #1. There’s a stain on the cover but the inside is pure and complete. Plus, an additional 50 or mags were included:

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Out Spied

A basic game store haul totalling $12. But what’s that “spying” from the back? A $7 copy of Super Spy Hunter which was only $2.50 after a store rewards discount? Yup. Win. 

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Well Timed

Needed an AC adapter for the SNES find last weekend, which led to this $20 total haul from a local game store. PTO qualifies as a great find for a measly $1 (and it’s complete) while I’ve been hunting for an original box for Arnold Palmer Golf for some time. Weird coincidence/timing I found it the same week he died. 

Also, ESPN Speedworld isn’t worth much but it’s not easy to come by if you’re going for a compete set. 

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