Favorite Game Music: Volume VII


From the popular to the strange to the unknown, he’s another list of my favorite video game music!

* Stage 4 part 2 from Konami’s Metamorphic Force (ARC)
* Lab 1 from from WayForward’s Double Dragon Neon
* Mango Tango from WayForward’s Double Dragon Neon
* Amaterasu theme from Capcom’s Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
* Zero theme from Capcom’s Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
* Stage 2 & 5 from Data East’s Bad Dudes (NES)
* Stage 2 from Natsume’s Shadow of the Ninja (NES)
* Germany course from SNK’s Neo Turf Masters (ARC)
* USA course from SNK’s Neo Turf Masters (ARC)
* Splash Wave from Sega’s Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (PS2, XBOX)


NES eBay Lot

About two weeks ago I received the items I bought on eBay. Those items consisted of an NES model 2, light gun (orange), 2 controllers (original), and 14 games.

The only unfortunate thing about the games is that I already own 9 of them. I fell that it was worth the repeats just so I could get the model 2 NES at a decent price.

In addition I also bought Yakuza 2 and a second copy of the original NBA Jam for the SNES. I only did so after demoing it and seeing that it included Charles Barkley. Early versions of this game have him in it. He was taken out in later printings of the game because of his involvement at the time with Barkley Shut Up and Jam.

Here’s the usual wonderful gallery of photos.

NES 2, Light Gun, Kung Fu, Golf, Super Off Road, R.C. Pro-AM, and Rad Racer
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Double Dragon II, Super Mario Bros. 2 (w/manual), Tetris, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (w/manual), Bad Dudes (w/manual), Dragon Warrior, and Skate or Die
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NBA Jam and Yakuza 2
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Mega Games 38X

With the cash that I received I went out and grabbed 19 new additions to my collection. The grand total is now 309! Two NES games that I had that didn’t work out were Bases Loaded and Gradius. I did have a third game, Bad Dudes, that I tried to get in the past and this was the third time and it was the charm.

Altered Beast (GEN) – game only; poor
Contra 4 (DS) – new
Tomorrow Never Dies (PS) – complete; bad
The World Is Not Enough (PS) – complete; fair
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PSP) – complete; great
Mega Man X (SNES) – complete; excellent

Details: Mega Man X | TND, TWINE, Darkstalkers, Contra 4, & Altered Beast

Virtua Racing (GEN) – game only; great
Samurai Shodown (SNES) – game only; excellent
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (SNES) – game only; great
Crue Ball (GEN) – game only; good
Road Rash II (GEN) – game only; excellent
Time Lord (NES) – game only; great
Bad Dudes (NES) – game only; excellent
Ninja Gaiden (NES) – game only; excellent
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES) – game only; great
Rygar (NES) – game only; great
Mega Man 3 (NES) – game only; excellent
Mega Man 8 (PS) – new
Raiden III (PS2) – new

Details: Samurai Shodown, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Crue Ball, Virtua Racing, & Road Rash II | Mega Man 8 & Raiden III | Time Lord, Bad Dudes, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania II, Rygar, & Mega Man 3

Condition scale: Excellent, Great, Good, Fair, Bad, Poor

NES Wish List


Yesterday I went through the list of NES games on GameSpot. I found 24 games that I either owned or played years ago that are nowhere in sight today. Below is the 24 games split up into three categories, Owned, Rented/Played, and Never Played.

Owned (9)
Dragon Warrior*
Ikari III: The Rescue
Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out*
Ninja Gaiden*
Shadow of the Ninja*
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game*
Time Lord

Rented/Played (11)
Bad Dudes
Blades of Steel
Bump ‘N Jump
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Gun Smoke*
Mega Man 2*
Road Blasters
Street Fighter 2010

Never Played (4)
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
Double Dragon
G.I. Joe
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

Out of these 24 games, all but eight are available from where I’ve looked online. The games that are marked with an asterisk are ones that I remember playing a lot of and enjoying, as well.

I will be getting most of these games, eventually. A game like Time Lord will more likely be dropped off of the list than be purchased, however.

On an interesting side note, Time Lord, being a pretty crappy game, was developed by none other than Rare. Yes, that’s right. The same company that made great games like Killer Instinct, Goldeneye, and Perfect Dark were also responsible for ass games like A Nightmare on Elm Street (AVGN review) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (AVGN review).

So there it is. My list of NES games that I’d like to have once again. Expect an SNES list and Game Boy list soon!