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Old 05-13-2013, 11:23 PM   #101
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It's not hard for us to influence each other into spending stupid money on dumb things.
Get that Nendroid.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:30 AM   #102
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Hmm. Maybe this should be called the "Retro Game Collecting Thread." I mean, with people discussing the Wii U, what's to keep it from being exactly the same as the "General Discussion/Latest Purchases" thread?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:19 AM   #103
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Yeah, I agree. Discussion of the Wii U doesn't belong in this thread at all.

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Get that Nendroid.
You know god damn well I already did!

Edit: Just got a couple things in the mail. One of them was a copy of Yakiniku Bugyou for the PS1 and this was the other one...
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #104
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Ho ho ho! F**kin' fantastic nab there, Peanut!
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #105
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WHY DOES NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH STILL GOTTA BE SO FAR AWAY!?

I want one.

Looks goddamn mint. No yellowing or what not. Probably to make up for all the spiders inside.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #106
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Ho ho ho! F**kin' fantastic nab there, Peanut!
Yeah, I'm really happy with it. Got it for a good price and the games came as throw-ins, so that was really nice of the guy. Now I've gotta buckle down on my Famicom want list and get some of the more interesting stuff in. Akumajo special boku Dracula-kun has to be my first get.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:30 PM   #107
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:57 AM   #108
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Oh, how melancholy I do get when eBay auctions boast "FREE SHIPPING," but only within the United States. Inevitably, Canadian shipping is something obscene, like $15.

*sigh*

I grow weary.



Well, how about that. Judge Dredd for the SNES actually looks and sounds pretty damn decent. It's got some nice retro cachet, as far as I'm concerned. Looks like another one to track down.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:47 AM   #109
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Unlike the NES, you're way more likely to find a game surprisingly playable on the SNES. Honestly, the only SNES game I've ever thought was truly awful was Spider-Man and X-Men: Arcade's Revenge. What a mess of a game.

My current SNES game want is Hagane, but the price for it is obscene, as is to be expected out of any of those Blockbuster only games. I'm thinking of just getting the Super Famicom version, which still isn't cheap, especially boxed, but is probably the best alternative.
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Unlike the NES, you're way more likely to find a game surprisingly playable on the SNES.
You're so right. The NES was such a hit-or-miss machine, wasn't it? Plenty of hits, but damn, the bell curve is probably 5% gold (or good), 95% utter garbage.

Also: I finally bought it.


...Because it's a fair price ($25 before shipping). And it's my birthday today. And I just recently got a hundred and fifty bucks from my income tax return. And I goddamn want it. So, let us celebrate...



...WITH SOME F*CKIN' TUNES.

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #111
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Nice work, man! Have fun with that and Happy Birthday! I found a copy of Judge Dredd for $9 shipped if you're interested.
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Congrats on finally getting the cart, man. I hope it lives up to the hype for you!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #113
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Nice work, man! Have fun with that and Happy Birthday! I found a copy of Judge Dredd for $9 shipped if you're interested.
Thank you. I think I'm eyeing that same listing, actually. Seller from Quebec? He or she also has Bart's Nightmare, which is probably going to be my next purchase, plus a few other desirables for pretty cheap.

Super Star Wars for $8.99 is a great deal but I once downloaded Super Return of the Jedi for the Virtual Console and, well, wasn't much impressed. I don't know. Maybe I'd prefer the original?

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Congrats on finally getting the cart, man. I hope it lives up to the hype for you!
I'd readily list the original Battletoads for NES as my favourite game of all time. Certainly my favourite 8-bit game, above Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and Super Mario Bros. 3. That's the Holy Trifecta as far as I'm concerned.

Battletoads & Double Dragon is amazing, too, but I'm naturally not as familiar with it for the simple fact that I only played it a few times on a rented console and much later on through computer emulators. Still a classic. We'll see where it actually ranks on the pantheon when I spend some decent time with it.

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Old 05-19-2013, 01:41 AM   #114
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That's the one. Bought a few things off of them not long ago and they were great, so I'm eyeing some of the other wares they have.
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Unfortunately their prices for Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie are out of my range ($51.35, $41.08, and $49.30, respectively).
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As an aside, where the f*ck does eBay get its "Detail item info" boxes?

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As an aside, where the f*ck does eBay get its "Detail item info" boxes?
"Analytical and logical skills," eh?
This game must be deeper than I thought!

"with multiple game-pads for gaming input, ensures an enhanced gaming experience."
Man, statements like that really put me in the mood for multi-player!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:27 AM   #118
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Honestly, the only SNES game I've ever thought was truly awful was Spider-Man and X-Men: Arcade's Revenge. What a mess of a game.
Played it on the Game Boy as a kid. Could barely beat Spider-man's 1st stage. Funny thing is the graphics, aside from color, are almost identical. Also what's up with a Spider-man game where you can't jump AND web-sling at the same time. You have to be flat footed to even attempt to swing from a web line.
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That's the one. Bought a few things off of them not long ago and they were great, so I'm eyeing some of the other wares they have.
Can't beat $3.00 shipping.

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"Analytical and logical skills," eh?
This game must be deeper than I thought!
Ha. Yeah, I wouldn't have thought anyone could ever misconstrue Battletoads as being "analytical." Man.

But it is difficult. Just unforgivably, unabashedly, unbelievably difficult. And not like so many other games due to cheap mechanics or broken controls -- fiendishly, devilishly difficult. With vehicle stages. And leather. And a 16-bit metal soundtrack.

Love it. Can't. Wait.

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I've only played Spider-man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge on Genesis. I can't give it much credit, but I think it was actually a little better than I expected (considering how low my expectations were). The Spider-man controls were pretty weird (not as good as Sega's own Spidey game from the early 90s) but his stages were generally more fun than the X-Men stuff. Storm's swimming stages truly are an awful concept and poorly executed. Playing as Wolverine isn't too bad, but it's certainly not as fun as it should be either. I remember the Cyclops & Gambit stages being very difficult as well.
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