Yes, it’s been slow around these parts. Blame an abysmally bad garage sale season. But, today was different as this birthday haul from various game stores in Cleveland shows. Not often do I get to use the TurboGrafx tag, and two more Dreamcast games inch me ever closer to that complete set.
A $50 haul from a local game store. That’s way more than I’d usually pay for this much stuff, but to knock two games off the Dreamcast list (leaving me with 15 or so to go for a complete set) is worth it.
Except for Cosmic Spacehead, everything here was just $1 each (Spacehead was $5). Not bad for a random visit to a random game store when I was out of town for a day. It always helps to Google “game stores near me” if you’re somewhere new!
Oh, you’re having a 25% off all retro games sale, are you? I’ll gladly take advantage of that and spend around $12 for this lot (also involved were some movies not pictured making the total less precise). Nothing special, but it fills some holes on a variety of platforms.
Been dealing with continuing health issues but in an attempt for normalcy, I headed to a local game store and found… a fishing game. Not terribly exciting, but Mark Davis’ The Fishing Master is not common, and for $8 total with the Game Boy game? Not a bad deal.
That feeling when you finally one up a local game store. Keeping the price sticker on Metal Gear Solid as a trophy. The Mac controller is a wildshot. No idea of its value, but Mac stuff tends to command a premium. $20 for everything here.
“Why did you buy a NASCAR PC game?”
Sports games don’t often see release on PC, so the final years of major franchises tend to draw a strong mod community, upping the value. This includes MVP Baseball 2005, NHL 2004, and yes, NASCAR 03.
$12 haul from a local game store, an improvement over an empty weekend of garage sales.
A $30 buy from a local game store today. Stormlord was meant to be. I read the making of in Retro Gamer magazine (UK) last night and then came across the game today for the first time since I started collecting. It was fair to pay up.
Shadow Warriors is different. For 20 years, I’ve assumed there were two Ninja Gaiden games on Game Boy: Ninja Gaiden Shadow and Shadow Warriors. As I’ve learned today, no. Shadow Warriors was the European release of Ninja Gaiden Shadow, the latter of which I already have. At least I talked the store to $20.
$63 between two buys at a local game store and Goodwill. Nothing immediately leaps out, but Beat Down and Twin Cobra have long been on the want list. Time to scratch them off, even though Twin Cobra is in miserable condition. Bomberman on PSP isn’t special now, but most games in the series maintain or go up in value.
The EIGHTH (!) retro game store in the city has opened, offering this haul. Prices were fair – $30 for the lot – but fell back on eBay pricing for most. Robocop vs. Terminator is one I can finally scratch from my want list.