Silver Pocket Linings

Along with Usagi704, who I’m sure will mention this in a blog of his own, I went down to an area around Columbus and visited several video game shops.

The first one we visited at a mall was called Level 1 Games where I was finally able to procure a silver Game Boy Pocket (pictured below on right). I really like the look of it even more in person than I thought I would.

Another place was in an upscale strip mall called Play N Trade. This was where I was able to find the two games shown in the second photo below, Strikers 1945 and Arkanoid: Doh It Again.

Lastly we visited a nice small shop called Super Game Team. It was here that I found another silver Game Boy Pocket in better condition (pictured on left).

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Game Boy Pocket (silver, x2)

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Strikers 1945, Arkanoid: Doh It Again

Check out Usagi’s video on his pickups for more info on how each store was.

Thanks for reading!

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Return To Champions

A few days ago I got my first games of 2010. For the PlayStation 2 it was Evergrace and Champions: Return To Arms. For the Gamecube it was Wave Race: Blue Storm.

The latter game was only one of two left that I still want for that system. The other, not surprisingly, is Ikaruga.

I remember saying the following three years ago (from my online archive).

I wanted to get Champions: Return To Arms, but…I never see it.

Well now I can say for sure that I own it.

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Rainbow of Games

Over the last three weeks I’ve accumulated the following additions to my collection. The totals are 22 games, 2 movies, and 5 albums.

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Batman
It’s my first copy of it and it’s my favorite of the early Batman films. It has a bunch of extras including a 50-page book that’s apart of the case and a director commentary track which I usually look for in movies I buy.

Watchmen
Included with the two End Is Nigh games for the PS3.

Ten Pin Alley
I remember it from a demo disc years ago.

Big Bang Mini
It has interested me for awhile.

Frogger
It was free with the original PlayStation system that Usagi704 got recently and he didn’t want it so he let me have it.

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Space Channel 5 Special Edition
For the PS2, which I originally thought was the first game until I found out that it contains Part 2 as well.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare
I bought these two games based solely on the inclusion of the two original Konami arcade games as unlockables.

Namco Classic Fighter Collection
I’ve been interested in picking up a copy of Tekken Tag Tournament more recently. This three game collection helped out nicely with that as it had that game along with Tekken 4 and Soul Calibur II.

Wario World
It’s one of the few Gamecube specific games that I’ve yet to get that have interested me.

The King of Fighter XII
To play against others online, but mainly Usagi, of course.

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Kid Klown in Crazy Chase
I lead myself to believe that this SNES Kemco game was at least decent for some reason. It’s not.

Deja Vu
Oh here’s why. This NES adventure game, which always had fun box art, was published by Kemco where as the above game was developed by them. Retroware TV episode 12-4 made Deja Vu seem pretty interesting.

Cabal
I remember liking the arcade version back in the day. This version works, but maybe not as well as one would hope.

Mission: Impossible
This was one of those games that we owned growing up so it was on my wish list because of that alone. Decent music I must say.

RoadBlasters
An interesting and mildly fun shooter style racer.

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This next group of three were bought with the idea that since my original plan to buy less has obviously failed that I’d start looking on eBay for the harder to find games that I want. Just once a month with a few exceptions like the upcoming Modern Warfare 2. Hopefully this will work this time.

Doom
This was the game I was going after. It doesn’t have everything, but it does have most of The Ultimate Doom and Doom II games. It’s kind of a compilation of sorts.

Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense & Soul Blade
These two games were simply apart of the three game deal. Neither of which I had and I’ve heard some good things about both.

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Finally, I looked up the prices of Michael Jackson album on Amazon.com and other than HIStory costing about $23, the rest were only $7-9. I looked locally for them first and no place had a good selection or price. So I ended up getting all of the albums expect for HIStory (price) and Invincible (already own).

A Few Hard-To-Find Games Found

You’ll probably not be surprised to here that I…wait for it…bought more games. What may surprise you is that I didn’t get them all at once. Most of them aren’t easily found. At least not for me.

First up were the two easy ones. When browsing Target and expecting the usual crap prices on video games that they have, I found both Assassin’s Creed for the PS3 and DS at $10 less than the PS3 version was originally.

Yesterday I went to Stickman’s because I knew they had Klonoa 2 and I wanted it after seeing it in action. While I was there Usagi tipped me off to The Punisher for the PS2. He said that it was pretty decent. So on that note I picked that up too along with a first-party PS1 card.

Lastly my Amazon.com order came today which included the rarely seen PS2 game Fire Pro Wrestling Returns and the never seen DS game Biker Mice From Mars, which happens to have made a comeback in cartoon form as well (just like TMNT in 2003).

Assassin’s Creed (PS3)
Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles (DS)
Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil (PS2)
The Punisher (PS2)
PS1 memory card
Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2)
Biker Mice From Mars (DS)

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