Here are a few of the treasures I have unearthed recently, from Ebay and the game stores in my area. A pretty diverse cross-section of titles, but fantastic none-the-less. Without further ado…
Other than the language, there is essentially no difference between this version of Super Mario World and the one we have all played. However, I won this for $2 and from a seller I do a lot of bulk shipping with, so I thought I would just add to to my order, since the shipping was already covered. As a bonus, it came with a weird case reminiscent of cassette case. Neato.
This is a copy of Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Story for the Famicom. There are two reasons why I picked up a game whose language barrier is to great to allow me to play it: First of all, i am a huge fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and secondly, I am a total sucker for those clam shell Namco(t) Famicom boxes. They just look so fantastic all lined up on a shelf.
I snagged this complete copy of Valkyrie Profile for the Nintendo DS. I have heard great things about this game, so I did not hesitate to grab it for a measly $7.95 when I saw it in a local secondhand shop.
The Mansion of Hidden Souls is one of those games that I have coveted for years, and have always wanted but have never picked up. A complete copy of the game can be found for less than $10 (easily), but it never seemed worth it enough to me. I found this copy in pretty good condition for around $10 at my local game store, so I am pretty stoked on that. I now have only two Sega CD games left to fulfill my collecting appetite for the console: Popful Mail and Koei Squadron. Someday…
I am a pretty bug fan of the early Macross series, which led me directly to pick up the Famicom title Macross: Super Dimensional Fortress. The game is nothing spectacular, basically it’s just a horizontal shooter (a la R-Type), but you can transform from ship to mech mode with the touch of a button, which is incredibly awesome.
I finally found a boxed Super Famicom Nintendo Power Cart for a reasonable price, so I had to add it to my collection. The cart came pre-loaded with two games which I am completely unfamiliar with plus Chohmakaimura (a.k.a. Super Ghouls and Ghosts). Not too bad, considering the cart was listed as having “no data” when I bid on it.
Lastly, I picked the guide for the Gamecube game Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, which is one of the best Gamecube games in my opinion. It’s a complete, from the ground up, remake of the original PS1 Metal Gear Solid, with many innovations not seen until Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty was released on the PS2. The guide is in fantastic shape and I snagged it for $4.95 in a local thrift store.
I have a ton of Deadly Gets piling up in my game room, so keep checking back to see what other crazy crap I have amassed.