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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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Dealings

A score from Facebook and a local game store, totalling somewhere around $60. A few sort of hard to find SNES games in there – at least hard to find locally anyway. Never saw Wizard of Oz prior to today. 

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Portability

An all portable find from a local game store, and with this, the final Christmas gift card has been extinguished. X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse can be scratched from the wishlist, and the Sonic Advance series is now complete. Not a bad score for only $13 over the gift card’s value. 

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Turn the Channel

My first ever find for the Fairchild Channel F, and while a controller isn’t as exciting as the console or games, it’s a step forward. And a measly quarter for Onimusha Tactics? Sure, toss that in top random flea market vendor. 

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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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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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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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Sports Days

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A double store find between a local shop and Destiny Games in Michigan. With movie trade-ins and a leftover gift card, this entire haul only ran me $24.50. Ridge Racer Unbounded had eluded me for some time. It must be somewhat uncommon. And, any day with a CD-i score is a good day.

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