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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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King Pond

Small out of town game store find for $20. Finally completed the Mega Man Battle Network series collection. At some point, I should actually try playing them.

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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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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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