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The Sailor Man

Birthday shopping day. A small haul, significant for Popeye 2, a routine but uncommon platformer that I’ve never come across before.

In related news, my Jaguar and Jaguar CD are both fixed now, years after I popped their voltage regulators with the wrong AC adapters by mistake. Include that in the same birthday haul I ‘spose.

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3D(BelOw)

Out of town stuff to take care of means an out of town hunt for game stores, leading to this $20 grab. Marvel at my ability to balance Game Boy games on a crushed 3DO box on the rounded arm of a chair.

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Cleaving Land

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.

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Casting a Dream

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.

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One Buck Round-Up

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!

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Stop: Sale Time

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. 

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Fishing for Games

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.

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One Up

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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.

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True Jeopardy

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$12 haul from a local game store, an improvement over an empty weekend of garage sales.

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The 20 Year Oops

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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.

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