Game Manuals


I have here a video that I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now. This was planned before I asked for any suggestions, which I thank those of you that helped out.

The video in question is showing off 16 manuals that I was able to get for free at the local store It’s About Games to go with the games that I didn’t have ones for.


Next week or so I’ll be able to show the purchases of recent eBay auctions. Those that know what I usually get maybe surprised to see what the stuff is. I was kind of amazed myself.

Well, until then take it easy.


Now Playing: March ’09


This last month I played a total of 12 games, but half of them were just the usual fun online play with nothing really of interest to note. However these six games below are the noteworthy ones for the month.

Viking: Battle for Asgard (PS3)
Castlevania (NES)
Rad Racer (NES)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh (PS3)
Legendary Wings (NES)

The main game and the Game of the Month is Watchmen: The End Is Nigh. I actually had a spur of the moment co-op game going with a friend that stopped by and we ended up getting to Underboss. We rushed instead of taking our time so after a few deaths, we decided to call it quits at that moment. Not to worry, though, as Usagi was able to help me finish about a week or so later.

In staying with the co-op theme, I also played Double Dragon II: The Revenge and beating it for the first time ever. In a similar way I was able to get pretty far in the original Castlevania with Usagi’s direction and beat the fourth boss in the game. My ability to get any farther will likely resemble the killer stage of 6-2 in Ninja Gaiden. That’s to say that it will take quite some time.

A few days ago I started playing Viking: Battle for Asgard again. I did take a break from it for 2+ weeks and I’m glad I did, but I’m also glad that I’ve gone back as well. Speaking of going back to some games, I have to get back to Retro Game Challenge too.

Legendary Wings and Rad Racer were played as part of the Retroware TV High Score Challenge #1 and #2. My highest scores were 275,000 and 32,700, respectively. It was a fun thing to be apart of and I did better than I expected, but I didn’t do as well as some others.

That’s it from me. Until next time!

Zeebo Calls Wanat


Here’s a few quick items of interest that I noticed today on my RSS feed.

Wanted’s Wanat considers Wii development a ‘narrow market’
I’d already listened to the podcast from whence it came and I actually agree with what was said. However, later in the show I disagreed with Pete Wanat about games becoming only available via download. If that’s the case, then get yourself attached to the Zeebo. I must say that I did get a laugh when Wanat started off his rant with “The Wii is like having a Sega Genesis.” at about the seven minute mark.

GDC09: Resistance 2 patch and DLC detailed, dated for March 26
There’s some cool new stuff that’s going to be available in two days for Resistance 2. A patch with have a new multiplayer mode called Meltdown, a higher co-op difficulty setting with bigger XP rewards, and allow a local co-op player to use their PSN ID to save scores. Some paid content will also be released. Check out the above link for details on those.

Xi infiltrates Home – and it’s kind of neat
I checked this out yesterday and I found it to be somewhat interesting. Granted there’s not a lot to do as of yet, but at least this gives some purpose to Home and Xi itself seems to have potential. Figuring out the puzzles with a friend is also a fun time.

New NES games
I figured there was little reason to have a post solely to make these new additions known, so here they are.

Rad Racer II
The Adventures of Bayou Billy


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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New Findings While On The Quest For Grand Theft Auto IV

Yesterday I specifically went out to buy Grand Theft Auto IV. I first checked It’s About Games. They didn’t have it, but I did notice several hard-to-find games that I needed to get because it will probably be awhile before I see them again.

The first stack of games included:
Knight Rider (NES)
Battletoads (NES)
Tecmo Super Bowl (NES) – game only; great
Renegade (NES) – game only; good
Shadow of the Ninja (NES) – game only; fair

After getting home I tested the games out as I always do and I ended up having problems with Knight Rider and Battletoads. So later in the day I returned to the same store to return those two games and picked up four others in their place.

Street Fighter 2010 (NES)
Rad Racer II (NES)
Tecmo Super Bowl (SNES) – game only; poor
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2) – complete; great

Once again the NES games gave me problems. Today I took those back and bought a PSP launch game instead.

Twisted Metal: Head On (PSP) – complete; great

Now I own every single Twisted Metal game that’s currently available.


While I was out the second time the previous day, I stopped by Circuit City to get GTAIV. I found that game along with three more PSP games. An extra DS game that I bought at Best Buy about two weeks ago was Nanostray 2. I wasn’t going to get it, but then I saw that it was $20.

Nanostray 2 (DS) – new
Avatar: The Last Airbender (PSP) – new
Guilty Gear Judgment (PSP) – new
Chili Con Carnage (PSP) – new
Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) – new


Total this time around: 11

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