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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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Probably Stellar Purchase

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$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.

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The Eighth Wonder

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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.

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Black Friday Score

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The first post on this blog to ever require two images to capture the full set of games. A local game store offered B1G2 free for Black Friday, plus a gift card matching deal up to $40.

Not only did this selection of 32 games only cost me $40, there is still $9 left on the gift card for next time. A sensational buy which also landed me two long time want list titles: Batman on the Game Boy and Task Force Harrier EX for Genesis.

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Boy Game

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Gamestop and local game store haul. Game Boy games were B1G1 free. Fist of the North Star has been on my want list for years, same with Rumble Racing. $36 for everything here.

A note on the two GBC “Rumble” carts. When buying these, make sure to check the AAA battery has not rotted out. That would almost certainly indicate a ruined game. The library of GBC Rumble carts is small, but prone to those issues if they’ve been in storage for a while.

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Steel of a Deal

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While the foot pedals are missing, $10 for the Steel Battalion main controller console is still too good of a price to pass on. Considering how much it dwarfs the Vita and Game Boy game ($6 for that pair), it’s pretty awe-inspiring.

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